Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Barry/Smith-Barry (Fota)

John Smith-Barry of Marbury Hall, Cheshire and Fota Island, county Cork, was a son of James Hugh Smith-Barry, a grandson of the 4th Earl of Barrymore. Through his grandmother, Lucy Smith, granddaughter of Erasmus Smith, the Barrys had inherited a large estate in county Tipperary. Thomas P. Power writes that in 1755 it amounted to 6,108 acres in the baronies of Clanwilliam and Middlethird. In 1814 John Smith Barry married a daughter of Robert Courtenay of Ballyedmond, county Cork and their fourth son inherited that estate. In the 1870s their grandson Arthur Hugh Smith-Barry owned an estate comprised of 12,890 acres in county Cork, 79 acres in Cork city, 8,620 acres in county Tipperary and 6,239 acres in county Louth. In 1902 Arthur Hugh Smith-Barry was created Baron Barrymore of Barrymore, county Cork. He died without surviving male heirs. The title became extinct and his estates passed to his nephew, Colonel Robert R. Smith-Barry, who passed Fota Island over to the Baron's daugher, the Honourable Dorothy Elizabeth, Mrs Bell. Mrs Bell's daughter, Rosemary Elizabeth Villiers, succeeded to Fota House in the 1970s. In the 1850s James H. Smith-Barry was one of the principal lessors in the parishes of Ardfield, Templeomaley and Timoleague, barony of Ibane & Barryroe, Liscleary, barony of Kerrycurrihy, Coole, Gortroe, Kilshanahan, Ballycurrany, Ballyspillane, Britway, Carrigtohill, Clonmel and Templerobinbarony of Barrymore, Rathcooney, St Annes Shandon and St Finbarrs, barony of Cork. The Smith Barry estate in county Tipperary was located in the parishes of Ballysheenan and St Patricksrock, barony of Middlethird, and Clonpet, Cordangan, Solloghodbeg and Tipperary, barony of Clanwilliam.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballyva House Ballyva Ardfield Clonakilty Ardfield 52 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W364342
OS Sheet: 144
Discovery map: 89
Dunowen Dunowen Island Clonakilty Ardfield 52 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W362332
OS Sheet: 144
Discovery map: 89
Camus House Camus Kilkerranmore Clonakilty Ardfield 52 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W358359
OS Sheet: 134, 144
Discovery map: 89
Ring Arundal Arundel Mills or Ahidelake Templeomaley Clonakilty Templeomalus 63 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W412404
OS Sheet: 135
Discovery map: 89
Richfordstown House Maulmacredmond Templequinlan Clonakilty Templeomalus 63 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W438409
OS Sheet: 135, 136
Discovery map: 89
Barryshall Barryshall Timoleague Clonakilty Timoleague 64 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W461424
OS Sheet: 136
Discovery map: 89
Fota House Foaty Clonmel Cork Queenstown Rural Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W792 713
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 87
Scartbarry Scartbarry Kilshanahan Fermoy Watergrasshill 151 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W788 875
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 80
Ballinterry Ballinterry Gortroe Fermoy Gortroe 148 Kinnatalloon Cork OSI Ref: W820 904
OS Sheet: 44
Discovery map: 80
Ballycurrany House Ballycurrany East Ballycurrany Middleton Lisgoold 271 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W845 776
OS Sheet: 65
Discovery map: 81
Ballynaclashy House Ballynaclashy Ballycurrany Middleton Lisgoold 271 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W856 771
OS Sheet: 65
Discovery map: 81
Glenview Ballynaclashy Ballycurrany Middleton Lisgoold 271 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W851 771
OS Sheet: 65
Discovery map: 81
Ballynoe House Ballynoe Clonmel Cork Queenstown Rural 105 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W778 671
OS Sheet: 87
Discovery map: 87
Condonstown Condonstown North Kilshanahan Fermoy Watergrasshill 151 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W760 868
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 80
Lota Lodge Lotamore Rathcooney Cork Rathcooney 110 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W723 733
OS Sheet: 74
Discovery map: 87
Kilbarry Kilbarry St Annes Shandon Cork St Marys 97 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W676 745
OS Sheet: 74
Discovery map: 87
Lehenaghbeg Lehenaghbeg St Finbars Cork Lehenagh 99 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W666 682
OS Sheet: 74
Discovery map: 87
Ballinree Ballinree Ballysheehan Cashel Nodstown 39 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S095 475
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 66
Ballysheehan Ballysheehan Ballysheehan Cashel Nodstown 39 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S095 452
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 66
Brookville Ballyglass Lower Cordangan Tipperary Tipperary Rural 169 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R890 330
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 66
Cordangan House Cordangan Cordangan Tipperary Tipperary Rural 169 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R905 333
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 66
Cluen House Cloonfinglass Killardry Tipperary Bansha 146 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R943 340
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 66
Springfield House (Tipperary) Springfield Tipperary Tipperary Tipperary Rural 169 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R884373
OS Sheet: 59
Discovery map: 66
Ballynilard Cottage Ballynilard Tipperary Tipperary Tipperary Rural Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R858345
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 66

Archival sources

  • Papers of W. M. Reeves, solicitor, Limerick, agent for the Smith Barry estate including correspondence, accounts, notes of deeds, etc, circa 1000 items, some 18th century documents, mainly 1820-1852. MSS 10,466-10,467; National Library of Ireland
  • Chambers and Co., Northwich, [solicitors], deeds, family & estate papers, including rentals of the Co Tipperary estates, mainly 18th-20th centuries. DCN ; Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies Service
  • Copies from Smith Barry Papers of rentals, valuations, accounts & correspondence re estates of Smith Barry family in Cos Louth, Limerick, Tipperary and Cork. Includes papers of Samuel Dickson, Cooks Court [London], land agent to the family in 1755. Also papers re Earl of Barrymore/Earl of Donegal estate in Co. Cork, inherited by Smith Barry family, 1702-1857. T3364; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • William D. Mockler, 59 South Mall, Cork, solicitor's collection re property in Cork Co & City, 1667-1920, includes reference to this family. Small Accs Index 87, T.3924-3998, Co 2559-2568, D.15326-15661, M.1444-1449; National Archives of Ireland
  • Workmens' receipts from the James Smith Barry estate, 1790. Ms. U./40 ; University College Cork, Boole Library Archives
  • Pedigree of Smith Barry of Foaty in Cork and Marbury Hall in Cheshire, 1814 -- 1838. Genealogical Office: Ms.171, pp.455-6; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of John Smith Barry and to his grandson, Arthur Hugh, Baron Barrymore, Sept. 6, 1902. Genealogical Office: Ms.111, pp.125-6 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers of Smith Barry family estates in Cheshire, London, Yorkshire and Huntingdon, includes family members' wills & brief reference to mortgages on Irish estate, 1596-1924. D2802 ; Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies Service
  • Tomkinson of Willington Hall Collection, includes newscutting & correspondence, mainly from Canon Keller of Youghal co. Cork, concerning trouble on the Ponsonby Estate between Smith-Barry & tenants,1889-1892. DTM/82; Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies Service
  • Three items consisting of: a lease, Sir Nicholas Colthurst to Michael Mulchinock, of lands at Ballard, County Kerry; an 1828 Mortgage, James Smith Barry to John Smith Barry, of lands at Lota; Poor Law Commission map of County Cork. 1820,1828,1886. SM603 ; Cork City and County Archives
  • Smith Barry Rents, agreement of fixing fair rent, 23 July 1885, between A. H. Smith Barry, Fota Island, Queenstown and Richard Scanlon, Barraphona Castlelyons. 6 writs of summonses served on Matthew Scanlon by A. H. Smith Barry for non -payment of rent. 1894-1901. 1885-1901. U099; Cork City and County Archives
  • Papers relating to the Smith-Barry (Tipperary) estate case, c. 1890. Mss. 5945-8 ; Trinity College Dublin
  • Damer Papers, include leases of the Damer, afterwards Smith-Barry, family, of lands in or near the town of Tipperary, 36 items, 1731-1891, also letters to James Smith-Barry, mainly regarding financial matters, 1828-1837. D.27,583-27,621 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Smith Barry Papers, correspondence by tenants of the estates of James Smith-Barry in Co. Louth, with the proprietor, with his lawyer, William Reeves and with Robert Courtenay, agent, 1820 - 1860. Ms. 8819 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree book for Barry family of county Cork (Leader Collection); Irish Genealogical Research Society Library
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), James Milner Barry, (Skahanagh), 26 July 1852, Vol 18 (6), MRGS 39/008, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), James Milner Barry, (Skahanagh & Coolquane), 20 Apr 1855, Vol 34 (28), MRGS 39/016, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Swayne, Roberoe, Bartaletto, Moy, Monkman, (Skahanagh & Coolequane), 11 June 1858, Vol 52 (21), MRGS 39/025, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association survey files, Parishes of Carrigtwohill and Timoleague. ; Cork County Library

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