Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Baker (Lismacue)

The Baker family settled in county Tipperary in the mid 17th century, Walter Baker having obtained a grant of over 1,200 acres in the Lattin locality, barony of Clanwilliam by patent dated 1677. His grandson, William Baker, purchased the Lismacue estate from Colonel Samuel Blount at the end of the 17th century. Colonel Samuel Blount married Martha, daughter and heir of Robert Knight of Lismacue, and died in 1699. In 1703 William Baker of Latin bought some land in the barony of Clanwilliam, previously part of the estate of King James II. This family had close connections with various branches of the Massy family through marriage. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Hugh Baker of Lismacue held an estate in the parishes of Clonbullogue, Lattin, Templebredon and Templeneiry, barony of Clanwilliam. Hugh Baker of Lismacue owned 1,328 acres in county Tipperary in the 1870s. Part of the lands of Liscahill and properties in the town of Cashel and city of Dublin were advertised for sale in May 1858 the estate of Christopher Hume Lawder, assignee of William Baker. In June 1881 the lands of Fehertagh, barony of Clanwilliam , county Tipperary and part of the lands of Kilcully in the North Liberties of the city of Cork, the estate of the trustees for sale under the will of Godfrey Hugh Massy Baker, deceased, were advertised for sale. The Lismacue website contains information about the history of the Baker family and Lismacue.see


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Lismacue Lismacue Templeneiry Tipperary Bansha 146 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R966 328
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 66
Liscahill [Lodge] Liscahill Thurles Thurles Thurles Rural 143 Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S104 602
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Massy, Robinson, Baker, 17 June 1881, Vol 142 (4), MRGS 39/063, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • T.U. Sadlier Collection includes deeds re Co Tipperary property of Ryves Baker, 1790s-1830s. Small Accs Index 14. D.2413-2448; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Baker, (Cork city premises), 21 March 1851, Vol 6 (21), MRGS 39/002, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of the Baker family of county Cork (Leader Collection); Irish Genealogical Research Society Library
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of William Baker, High Sheriff of Tipperary 1726 and to his descendant, Sir Augustine Fitz Gerald Baker, Knt., of 56 Merrion Square, Dublin, 4th son of Hugh Baker, 2nd son of William Baker, all of Lismacus, Co. Tipperary, April 29, 1921. Genealogical Office: Ms.111c, fol.7 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of deed of assignment of trust by Edward Griffith to Thomas Lamphier and Walter Baker re lands at Moycarkey, Co. Tipperary, 23 Oct., 1798. D. 26,851 (11) ; National Library of Ireland
  • Baker Papers. Contact Mrs Nicholson, Lismacue House.; Private Possession
  • Cole Baker Papers, 2 documents comprising 'Tales of a Grandmother', an account of the Cole-Baker and Liddell families of Ballydavid, Co. Tipperary, and Lurgan, Co. Down, compiled by Georgina R. Galbraith, nee Cole-Baker, in 1958; chronicle of the Baker family, Co. Tipperary, compiled by Sir A.F. Baker [of the Lismacue family], in 1922. 1922-1958. T/2848; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lawder & Baker, 13 May 1858, Vol 51 (42), MRGS 39/025, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes mortgage of lands of Lismathue [Lismacue] in barony of Clanwilliam, Charles Blount son & heir of Samuel Blount of Lismathue [son of Charles Blount of Clonmel] to Edward Carr of Cork, 1690. Small Accs. Index 105, D.23,209; National Archives of Ireland

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