Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Pigott (Chetwynd & Knapton)

A family originally from Shropshire, who settled in county Laois in the 16th century. Alexander Pigott, a younger son, was granted over 4,500 acres in county Cork in 1666 and further lands in a number of counties in 1668. His family was established at Innishannon in county Cork by the end of the 17th century. A number of generations of the family lived at Chetwynd, parish of St Finbarrs, Cork city, in the early 18th century. By the late 18th century the family had moved to Knapton, county Laois and in 1808 George Pigott was created a baronet. In the mid 19th century Sir George Pigott held an estate in the barony of Cork parishes of Inishkenny, Killanully and St Finbarrs. In May 1857 the 2,679 acre estate of the trustees of Sir Charles Robert Pigott Baronet in the baronies of Cork and Kinalea, county Cork was advertised for sale. His representatives were the proprietors of over 500 in county Cork in the 1870s, leased from the De Vesci family of Abbeyleix. This included lands in the parish of Inishannon, barony of Kinalea.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Chetwynd Chetwynd St Finbars Cork Inishkenny 70 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W647 680
OS Sheet: 86
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • De Vesci Papers, Collection List 89, a section covers the Pigott estate in Co Cork, 1759-1820; the papers in this section originated in the offices of Barrington & Son, solicitors of Dublin. MS 39,258, also MS 38,746/22, MS 38,759/10 and MS 38,905.; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Pigott of Dysert and Grange, of Corbally, of Rahinduffe all in Queens County, of Innishannon, Co. Cork, and Long Ashton, Somerset, of Kilfinny and Rathkeale, Cappard, Co. Limerick, 1562 -- 1878. GO MS Ms.180, pp.149-57 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rent-roll of estate of Thomas Pigott, co. Cork, 1780. Ms 13,733; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Pigott of Chetwynd, Co. Cork, c.1690--1904. GO Ms.171, pp.435-6 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Burrell, Rebow, Pigott, 26 May 1857, Vol 45 (34), MRGS 39/022, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

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