Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Devonsher (Kilshannig)

Abraham Devonsher, the Cork banker and Member of Parliament for Rathcormac, county Cork, died without heirs in 1783 and his estate was inherited by his grand nephew John Newenham, who took the additional name of Devonsher. John Devonsher Newenham married Cornelia Schuyler and had a son Arbraham John Devonsher. Abraham J. Devonsher sold Kilshannig to the Roches when he ran into financial difficulties and at the time of Griffith's Valuation was resident at Mountain Lodge, Ballyda, Rathcormack. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Abraham Devonsher held an estate in the parishes of Gortroe, Rathcormack and Carrigtohill, barony of Barrymore, county Cork. In the 1870s Abraham John Devonshire owned 1,015 acres in county Cork.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Kilshannig Kilshannig Upper Rathcormack Fermoy Gortore 148 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W808 898
OS Sheet: 44
Discovery map: 81
Shandangan House Shandangan West Cannaway Macroom Cannaway 210 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W406 691
OS Sheet: 71
Discovery map: 86
Baneena Baneena North Gortroe Fermoy Gortroe 148 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W809 885
OS Sheet: 44
Discovery map: 81
Mountain Lodge Ballyda Gortroe Fermoy Gortroe 148 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W806 887
OS Sheet: 44
Discovery map: 81
Ballyglissane Ballyglissane Rathcormack Fermoy Gortroe 148 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W801 887
OS Sheet: 44
Discovery map: 81
Ballyready Ballyready Rathcormack Fermoy Gortroe 148 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W797 874
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 80
Cloneen Cloneen Carrigtohill Middleton Carrigtohill 270 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W804 762
OS Sheet: 64
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • 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
  • Roche Papers, documents relating to the family of Roche of Fermoy, including letters, bonds, accounts, with legal papers in the case of Francis Roche, a lunatic, & in the case of Cornelia Devonshire & others against Abraham Devonshire & others concerning lands in Barretts Barony, Co. Cork, 1749 - 1840. Ms. 8630; National Library of Ireland
  • Detailed abstracts of wills of Devonsher of Cork, 1722 -- 1755. GO Ms.139, pp.197-9 ; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources