Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Fitzgerald/Penrose Fitzgerald (Corkbeg)

In 1667 Garrett Fitzgerald was granted the castle, town and lands of Kilcorkbegg alias Corkbeg with other lands in the barony of Imokilly, county Cork. Robert Fitzgerald of Lisquinlan and Corkbeg, county Cork, settled his Corkbeg estate by deed dated 30 April 1715 and his Lisquinlan estate by his will dated 10 June 1718 on his grandnephew, Robert Uniacke, son of Thomas Uniacke, MP. Robert assumed the name of Fitzgerald and married Frances Judkin of Greenhills, county Tipperary as his first wife. They had two sons, the younger of whom became Sir Thomas Fitzgerald Judkin of Lisheen, county Tipperary in 1801. The elder son, Robert Uniacke Fitzgerald of Lisquinlan and Corkbeg, had one son, Robert Uniacke Fitzgerald, who married Gertrude, daughter of Thomas Lyon of Watercastle, Queen's County (Laois) and of Mount Blakeney but they had no children. Mrs Fitzgerald owned an estate in the parish of Kilbreedy Minor, barony of Coshma, county Limerick at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In 1794, R.U. Fitzgerald's eldest sister, Louisa, married James Penrose of Woodhill, county Cork. Their daughter, Anne Penrose, married Thomas Stewart and came to possess the Mount Blakeney estate and their son, Robert Uniacke Penrose-Fitzgerald, held land at the time of Griffith's Valuation in the parishes of Castlemagner, barony of Duhallow and Buttevant, barony of Orrery and Kilmore but the bulk of his estate was in the barony of Imokilly where he held land in at least seven parishes. In May 1852, 1,770 acres in the baronies of Barrymore, Orrery and Kilmore, Fermoy, Duhallow and Imokilly, county Cork, the estate of Robert Uniacke Penrose Fitzgerald was advertised for sale. In the 1870s his son, Robert U.Penrose Fitzgerald of Corkbeg, Whitegate, owned 5,307 acres in county Cork and 764 acres in Queen's County (Laois). In 1896 Robert U.P. Fitzgerald was created a baronet.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Velvetstown Velvetstown Buttevant Mallow Buttevant 237 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R548 126
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 73
Corkbeg Corkbeg Corkbeg Middleton Corkbeg 257 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W828 639
OS Sheet: 88
Discovery map: 81
Whitegate House Ballincaroonig Aghada Middleton Corkbeg 257 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W840 636
OS Sheet: 88
Discovery map: 81
Clonmaine Clonmaine Ightermurragh Middleton Ightermurragh 262 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: X002 718
OS Sheet: 77
Discovery map: 81
Lisquinlan Lisquinlan Ightermurragh Middleton Ightermurragh 262 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: X013 714
OS Sheet: 77
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Penrose Fitzgerald Papers, 1652-1810. IE BL/EP/PF; University College Cork, Boole Library Archives
  • Stewart of Tyrcallen Papers: Letters and papers about the estates of Mrs Gertrude FitzGerald, née Lyon (Watercastle, Queen's County, and Mount Blakeney, Co. Limerick) 1764-1882. D3319/5; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Fitzgerald, 2 May 1852, Vol 15 (47), MRGS 39/007, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Bargain & sale by Edward W. Hoare & Henry W. Newenham, Cork & others to Marquess of Thomond, Rostellan, of the [cutter] Charlotte of Cork, consideration £300 to each, 10 May 1832 & resale to Penrose Fitzgeralds in 1838. 999/580/1/4 & 999/580/1/5; National Archives of Ireland
  • Cokayne (Rushton) Collection includes 19th century pedigree of Fitzgerald of Corkbeg, Co. Cork, together with Uniake, Judkin, Bullen etc. by George Edward Cokayne & newspaper cutting re Robert U.P. Fitzgerald, 1888. C1428 & C1979; Northamptonshire Record Office
  • Penrose Fitzgerald Estate, farm stock books, account book re building of mansion & farm buildings, Freehold registration certificates & some family records, 1652-1959. U257; Cork City and County Archives
  • Copy of grant of arms to Robert Uniacke Penrose FitzGerald and to Rear Admiral Charles Cooper Penrose FitzGerald, sons of Robert Uniacke FitzGerald Penrose, all of Corkbeg and Lisquinlan, Co. Cork, on their assuming under Royal Licence the name and arms of Uniacke Penrose FitzGerald, July 30, 1896. Genealogical Office: Ms. 110, pp. 202-3 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association files, Parish of Aghada; Cork County Library

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Modern printed sources