Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Barter (County Cork)

The Barter family were established in county Cork from the late 17th century. Several members of the Barter family held lands in and around Kinsale in the 1870s, including Benjamin who owned over 400 acres near the town as well as other lands near Ballinhassig. He was among the principal lessors in the parish of Carrigaline at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Thomas Barter of Droumcarra, Macroom, owned an estate of over 3,500 acres in the 1870s. In the early 1850s Richard Barter is recorded in the parishes of Inchigeelagh and Kilnamartery, barony of West Muskerry, Kilbonane, barony of East Muskerry and Ardnageehy, barony of Barrymore, county Cork. In June 1884 the estate of Mary Barter amounting to over 1,000 acres at Ballywilliam, barony of Kinsale, East Ballygarvan and Ballyduhig, barony of Kerricurrihy and Cooletuder, barony of East Muskerry was advertised for sale. Some lots of this estate were finally sold in the Land Judges' Court in June 1888 when the purchaser was Thomas Babington.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballywilliam Ballywilliam Tisaxon Kinsale Kinsale Rural 207 Kinsale Cork OSI Ref: W601497
OS Sheet: 111
Discovery map: 87
Dromcarra House Dromcarra North Inchigeelagh Macroom Inchigeelagh 222 West Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W288 682
OS Sheet: 82
Discovery map: 86
Cooldaniel Cooldaniel Kilmichael Dunmanway Teerelton 122 West Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W318 685
OS Sheet: 82
Discovery map: 86
Annagh More House (Cork) Annagh More Inishshannon Bandon Ballymurphy 5 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W566603
OS Sheet: 97
Discovery map: 87
Myrtle Hill Ballyduhig South Carrigaline Cork Ballygarvan 68 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W684638
OS Sheet: 86
Discovery map: 87
Meeshal House Meeshal Magourney Macroom Magourney 217 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W485758
OS Sheet: 61
Discovery map: 80
Lirias Rathard Kilbonane Bandon Kilbonane 19 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W493 661
OS Sheet: 84
Discovery map: 86
St Anne's Hill Kilnamucky Matehy Cork Blarney 72 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W588 756
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 80
Ballinphellic Ballinphellic Dunderrow Cork Dunderrow 69 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W570 638
OS Sheet: 85
Discovery map: 86
Mossgrove Lower Mossgrove Templemartin Bandon Templemartin 21 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W431604
OS Sheet: 95, 96
Discovery map: 86

Archival sources

  • Detailed abstract of will of Thomas Barter of Annaghmore, 1747. Genealogical Office: Ms.139, p.81 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms to John William George of Droumcarra, Macroom, Co. Cork on his assuming under Royal Licence and in compliance with the will of his maternal grandfather, Thomas Barter of Droumcarra, the name and arms of Barter only, Nov. 18, 1901. Genealogical Office: Ms.111, pp.110-1 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Roberts, 2 May 1884, Vol 146 (50), MRGS 39/064, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Barter (Kilnahone), 5 Mar 1852, Vol 14 (3), MRGS 39/006, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Photocopied valuations of the estates of J. Barter, R.A. Orpen, Anna Perrier, Rev Somers Payne, J. Mulhollands & reps of late John Hassett, 1887-1889. 111/101(ii); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree book for Barter family of county Cork (Leader Collection); Irish Genealogical Research Society Library
  • Detailed abstracts of Wills of Barter of Dublin, of Parish of Templemichael, of Innishannon, of Cooldaniel, of Assoland and Annagh all in Co. Cork, 1692 -- 1807. Genealogical Office: Ms.139, pp.84-6 & 92-3 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Files, Parish of Aghabulloge; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources