Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Southwell (Co Cork)

In 1666 Robert Southwell was granted lands in the liberties of Kinsale, county Cork and in the barony of Kinnalea. Edward Southwell (1732-1777), 20th Baron de Clifford, Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire, married in 1765 Sophia third daughter of Samuel Campbell of Mount Campbell, county Leitrim. He was succeeded by his son Edward, a minor. A collection of records in the Gloucestershire Record Office document some of the administration of his Irish estates in counties Cork and Limerick during his minority. John How was the agent for the Kinsale estate. Edward Southwell 21st Baron de Clifford died childless in 1832. His niece Sophia Coussmaker became Baroness de Clifford. She married John Russell, nephew of the 6th Duke of Bedford and the title continues in her descendants.

No houses were found for this estate

Archival sources

  • Papers of the Southwell family of Gloucestershire and Southern Ireland, 18th-19th centuries. D7777 ; Gloucestershire Archives
  • James Emerson Tennent documents, include letters from Sir Richard Cox 1st Baronet & Judge to Sir Robert and Edward Southwell re Irish affairs & with reference to the Southwell estate at Kinsale & the Cox estate at Dunmanway, 1687- 1726. T2827/4 ; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Southwell Papers, copies of letters & other estate, financial & military papers relating to successive generations of the Southwell family, including Sir Robert Southwell, his son Robert & grandson, Edward & their estate in Kinsale, Co. Cork, 1662-1750. T3406; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland

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