Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Brodrick (Midleton)

Sir St John Brodrick of Wandsworth, Surrey, came to Ireland in the mid 17th century and was granted estates in counties Cork (over 6,000 acres in the baronies of Barrymore, Fermoy, Orrery and Imokilly in 1666) and Monaghan. His son, Alan Brodrick, was a prominent lawyer who held many significant positions in Ireland, including Speaker of the House of the Commons, Attorney General and Lord Chancellor. He was created Viscount Midleton in 1717. The Viscounts Midleton were for the most part absentee landlords. They had an English property at Pepper Harrow, Surrey and married English wives. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Irish estate of Viscount Midleton was in the baronies of Barrymore, Cork and Imokilly, county Cork, where he owned land in at least 20 parishes but mainly in the parishes of Dungourney, Mogeesha, Dunbulloge, Little Island, St Michaels, Templenacarriga and Ballyoughtera, Middleton and Mogeely. Viscount Midleton was also the immediate lessor of the townland of Lissamota, parish of Ballingarry, barony of Connello Upper, county Limerick. In 1850 he owned townlands in the parish of Kilronan, barony of Glenahiry, county Waterford. The greater part of this estate had been sold to the Earl of Stradbrooke in the 1840s. In the 1870s the estate of the 8th Viscount Midleton of Pepper Harrow, Surrey, amounted to 6,188 acres in county Cork.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballyvodock Ballyvodock West Mogeesha Middleton Middleton Rural 268 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W853 708
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 81
Ballyannan Garryduff Mogeesha Middleton Middleton Rural 268 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W876 723
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 81
East Grove Belgrove Templerobin Cork Queenstown Rural 103 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W858 688
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 81
Ballygeany Ballygeany Cloyne Middleton Ballycottin 264 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W964 635
OS Sheet: 89
Discovery map: 81
Broomfield Broomfield East Middleton Middleton Middleton Rural 268 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W888 750
OS Sheet: 65
Discovery map: 81
Ballyedekin Ballyedekin Middleton Middleton Middleton Rural 268 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W925 735
OS Sheet: 77
Discovery map: 81
Butlerstown Butlerstown Middleton Middleton Middleton Rural 268 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W922 726
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 81
Lakeview Castleredmond Middleton Middleton Middleton Rural 268 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W887724
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 81
Dunsfort Dunsfort Middleton Middleton Middleton Rural 268 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W906 738
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 81
Killeagh Killeagh Middleton Middleton Middleton Rural 268 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W897 747
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 81
Carrigshane Carrigshane Middleton Middleton Middleton Rural 268 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W901 734
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 81
Cahermone Cahermone Middleton Middleton Middleton Rural 268 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W897 741
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 81
Glasha Glasha Kilronan Clonmel Ballymacarbry 11 Glenahiry Waterford OSI Ref: S164144
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 74
Ballynaroon Ballynaroon Caherlag Cork Caherlag 107 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W764 739
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 80

Archival sources

  • Midleton Papers, include volume of Irish estate accounts & rentals, 1850-1863. Ref No. 1774; Surrey History Centre
  • Transcripts of Viscount Midleton Papers, re Lissomota, Co Limerick, chief rent 1720 & Samuel Dickson's wish to purchase 1801. T2862/2/20 & T2862/9/218 & /227; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Papers re estate of Viscount Midleton, 1686-1838. T2862; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Estate records of the Midleton Estates Office, Co Cork, relating to estate of Viscount Midleton & other property in Cork city and county Cork, 1750–1953. Ref No. 978 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Correspondence relating to Midleton estate, Co. Cork, Waterford estate, Carlingford estate and Gowran estate, 1805-1900. D1901; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Brodrick Papers, containing some family & estate papers & large amount of correspondence re Hon Charles Brodrick, Archbishop of Cashel, brother of Lord Midleton, late 18th century, 18th-19th centuries. MSS 8861-8899 & 9410-9423; National Library of Ireland
  • Midleton Estate Papers, General account, 1832-3. Rental, 1832-3. Part of Charles Bailey's report on the estate, 1839. Rental, City of Cork and Cos. Cork, Dublin and Waterford, 1847. Report of E. W. Wilmot on holdings in and near Midleton, 1850. Holdings in Midleton town, 1839. Holdings outside Midleton town, 1839. Microfilm P 2788; National Library of Ireland
  • Maps of the parish of Kilronan, Co Waterford, part of Lord Midleton's estate. MS 9977; National Library of Ireland
  • Abstract of title of George, Viscount Midleton, to lands in Cahirdugan, Co Cork, 1670-1765. M.2357; National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of a probate act vesting the estate of George, Lord Midlteon, in trustees for the payment of debts and incumbrances, 1766. M.3365; National Archives of Ireland
  • Dunsford Manor Collection, [the manor was a Brodrick property from 1664, passed to the 2nd Viscount Midleton in 1730 & remained in possession of Viscount Midletons until 1851], includes 2 references to Irish property, 1680-1889. ACC/1720; London Metropolitan Archives: city of London
  • Midleton Estate Additional Material, 1. Copy settlement of the Rt. Hon. William St. John Freemantle, Viscount Midleton and the Hon. George St. John Broderick of the Midleton Estates. 13 May 1909. 2. Copy declaration by Rt. Hon. William St. John Freemantle, giving numerous titles of documents. 4 Apr 1927. 3. Rental and particulars of the Cork settled Estate 25 May 1878 and 1910. 1909-1927. U074a; Cork City and County Archives
  • Midleton Estate Material, 85 letters and 2 letter books Also calendar of Viscount Midleton material, 1686-1838. 1686-1838. U074; Cork City and County Archives
  • Bound volume of Midleton Estate Report on lands proposed to become part of the estate of Charles Broderick Viscount Midleton in the counties of Cork and Waterford by Edward Woollett Wilmott, Hulme Walfield, Longleton, [England], Land Agent. March 1850. SM620; Cork City and County Archives
  • Letters, the majority by William Welland, to Viscount Midleton concerning his estates in Co. Cork. The rest from Welland's son to Francis Robinson in London, after Viscount Midleton's death. c. 1800-1841. Ms. 21,575; National Library of Ireland
  • Correspondence between Albinia, Viscountess Midleton, widow of 3rd Viscount, and the agent, Dean George Chinnery about the financial state of the family, and information about the Parker estate, Co. Cork; also 'A state of the diocese of Cloyne with respect to the several parishes thereof', compiled, 1769. T. 2862 [part] ; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Pedigree of Broderick family of county Cork (Leader Collection); Irish Genealogical Research Society Library
  • Copy of General rent roll of estates of Earl of Midleton and for properties held in perpetuity by the Earl of Shannon, 1828. U074b; Cork City and County Archives
  • British Records Association, Lease for 983 years with map annexed of Castle Redmond, George Viscount Midleton to Samuel McCall, Charlestown, Co Cork, 1793. Small Accs. Index No 101, D.18,524; National Archives of Ireland
  • British Records Association Deposit (1940), includes documents re property in Co Cork of Fitzgerald & Broderick families, 1666-1850. D.9373-9452, T.3342, C1978-1993, M.791-819; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources