Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Barry/Smith-Barry (Ballyedmond)

In 1814 John Smith-Barry of Marbury Hall, Cheshire and Fota Island, county Cork, married Eliza-Mary, daughter of Robert Courtenay of Ballyedmond, county Cork. Their eldest son was the father of Arthur, Baron Barrymore, and their fourth son, Captain Richard Hugh Smith-Barry inherited Ballyedmond, county Cork from his uncle, John Courtenay in 1861. In the 1870s Captain Hugh Smith Barry owned 269 acres in county Limerick and 8,137 acres in county Cork. The Captain's grandson, Guy Forster, sold Ballyedmond in the 1960s.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballyedmond Ballyedmond Templenacarriga Middleton Templenacarriga 277 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W865 765
OS Sheet: 65
Discovery map: 81

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, mainly 19th-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, 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
  • Pedigree book for Barry family of county Cork (Leader Collection); Irish Genealogical Research Society Library
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey, Parish of Lisgoold; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources