Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Purcell (Burton Park)

The Purcells were settled in county Cork from the early 18th century. John Purcell of Highfort was knighted in 1811. His eldest son, Reverend Mathew Purcell, was rector of the parish of Churchtown and resided at Burton Park. In 1800 he married Elizabeth Leader of Mount Leader and they had one son and eight daughters. At the time of Griffith's Valuation their only son, John Purcell, held an estate in the parish of Clonfert, barony of Duhallow from the Earl of Cork and in the parish of Churchtown, barony of Orrery and Kilmore from Sir Edward Tierney. In the 1870s Mathew Purcell of Burton owned 779 acres in county Cork. The male line of this family died out in 1928 and the property passed to Anita Mary Purcell who was married to John Joseph Ryan of Scarteen, county Limerick and the Ryan Purcell family continue to live at Burton Park.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Burton Park Burton Park Churchtown Mallow Churchtown 238 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R506 133
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73
Templemary Templemary Buttevant Mallow Templemary 236 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R495 087
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73
Currymount Currymount Bregoge Mallow Churchtown 238 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R499 100
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73
Highfort Knockbarry Liscarroll Mallow Liscarroll 240 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R451 107
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Hampton (Pakington) of Westwood Park, Droitwich, Collection, includes 19th century narrative of the successful resistance of Sir John Purcell against a bandit who attacked his house at Highfort near Charleville, co. Cork., on the night of 11 March 1811. 705:349/4416/vi/1; Worcestershire Record Office
  • Solicitors & Landed Estate Collections. Ryan Purcell, Burton Park , Churchtown, North Cork 1770-1950. U139; Cork City and County Archives
  • S. Gordon & Son, solicitor's collection, includes lease of Temple Murry [Mary], Co Cork, Earl of Egmont to John Purcell, 1767. D.19433 Small Accs Index 103 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Liscarroll; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources