Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Wallis (Drishane Castle)

A family established at Curraglass, Mogeely, county Cork, from the early 17th century. In 1703, Thomas Wallis of Curryglass bought part of the estate of the Earl of Clancarty, attainted, in the barony of Muskerry, county Cork. In 1721 George Wallis of Curraglass married his cousin, Elizabeth Wallis of Drishane, county Cork and their eldest son, Henry, eventually inherited the Drishane estate. In 1827, Henry's grandson, another Henry Wallis, married Ellen Grice Smyth of Ballynatray, county Waterford, and at the time of Griffith's Valuation his Drishane estate was mainly located in the parish of that name and in the parish of Mogeely, barony of Kinnatalloon. The Drishane branch of the family were living in Cornwall by the early 20th century. A junior branch of the Wallis family held an estate in the parish of Dromtarriff, barony of Duhallow, county Cork at the time of Griffith's Valuation. The Wallis were related to the Justices of Mount Justice. John Cooke Wallis [spelt Wallace in Griffith's Valuation] of Minehill was a grandson of Henry Wallis of Drishane and held five townlands in the parish of Dromtariff, most of them let to Henry Justice. In the 1870s the Drishane Castle estate amounted to 5,000 acres in county Cork and J. John Wallis of Cork owned 727 acres. The fee simple estate of Thomas Gerald Wallis at Kilnahoura, barony of Fermoy, was advertised for sale in November 1852. The Freeman's Journal reported that it was purchased in trust by Robert E. Gibbings. Property in Cork city and barony belonging to James Wallis, an insolvent, was advertised for sale during the 1850s.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Garrane House Garrane West Dromtarriff Millstreet Keale 281 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: W301 955
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 79
Minehill Minehill Dromtarriff Millstreet Keale 281 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: W308 953
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 79
Coolemore Coole Drishane Millstreet Drishane 287 West Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W291 920
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 79
Drishane Castle Drishane More Drishane Millstreet Drishane 287 West Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W283 920
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 79
Renny Renny Lower Kilcummer Fermoy Kilcummer 131 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W703 995
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 80
Curraglass House Curraglass East Mogeely Fermoy Curraglass 135 Kinnatalloon Cork OSI Ref: W972 933
OS Sheet: 81
Discovery map: 46
Maryborough Ballinglanna Caherlag Cork Caherlag 107 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W745 742
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 80
Glenally Cooperalley Youghal Youghal Youghal Urban 340 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: X093 790
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Wallis, 25 Nov 1852, Vol 19 (24), MRGS 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lawder & Wallis, (Cork city premises), 13 Apr 1854, Vol 27 (10), MRGS 39/012, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lawder & Wallis, (Cork city premises), 18 Jan 1855, Vol 33 (8), MRGS 39/015, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Wallis, (Cork city premises), 20 Oct 1856, Vol 41 (38), MRGS 39/020, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Exemplification of a recovery suffered by John Wallis, Dublin city against William Bull, Dublin city of lands in baronies of Fermoy, Condon, Orrery & Kilmore & Duhallow, county Cork, 9 June [1749]. 999/423 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Lease made between the Rev. Alexander Kennedy (Clerke), city of Cork and James Wallis Esq., City of Cork, of premises in Cork city, 21 June 1798. IE BL/SC/CD/5; University College Cork, Boole Library Archives
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Thomas Wallis of St. Dunstan's, London, formerly of Co. Cork and to his granddaughter Blanche Ruby Lavina Wallis, wife of Edward Harold Cole April 3, 1954. Genealogical Office: Ms.111H, fol.23 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Millstreet; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources