Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Townsend (Firmount)

Samuel Philip Townsend of Firmount, county Cork was the fifth son of the Reverend Horatio Townsend, rector of Donoughmore, Cork and his wife Mary Hungerford. Samuel's son Horatio lived at Woodside and married as his second wife ,Henrietta Margaret Chetwood in 1822. They had two sons John Crewe Chetwood Townsend of Firmount and Mayfield House and Horatio Hamilton Townsend of Woodside and Cordangan Manor, county Tipperary. At the time of Griffith's Valuation members of the Townshend family held land in the parish of Clondrohid, barony of West Muskerry, Carrigrohanebeg, barony of East Muskerry and Donaghmore, barony of Barretts, county Cork. Lands in the baronies of Imokilly, Barrymore and East Carbery, purchased by the Reverend Thomas Townsend of Summer Cove in the Encumbered Estates' Court were advertised for sale in February 1876. For more see Townsend Family Records at

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mount Cross Ardnacrushy Clondrohid Macroom Clondrohid 229 West Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W315 752
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 79
Woodside Woodside Carrigrohanebeg Cork Carrigrohanebeg 66 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W602 736
OS Sheet: 73
Discovery map: 80
Firmount Firmount Donaghmore Cork Firmount 101 Barretts Cork OSI Ref: W533 820
OS Sheet: 50
Discovery map: 80
Knockane Knockane Donaghmore Cork Firmount 101 Barretts Cork OSI Ref: W539 803
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 80
Cordangan House Cordangan Cordangan Tipperary Tipperary Rural 169 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R905 333
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 66

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Chute, 6 Nov 1877, Vol 130 (8), MRGS 39/058, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Townsend, 8 Feb 1876, Vol 122 (28), MRGS 39/055, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Townsend, 4 Apr 1854, Vol 27 (1), MRGS 39/012, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources