Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Synge (Lislee)

Sir Edward Synge was the owner of over 1000 acres in county Cork in the 1870s. He was the lessor of property in the parish of Lislee, barony of Ibane & Barryroe, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. This family was originally from England and came to Ireland in the early 17th century. A number of family members were Protestant clergymen, two became bishops. Robert Synge was created a baronet in 1801. John Millington Synge, the playwright, was connected to this family. The seat of this family is recorded as Lislee Court, Bandon.

Associated Families

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Archival sources

  • Abstracts of the titles, and tenants' terms of tenure, of lands belonging to Edward Synge, bishop of Elphin, in cos. Cork, Tipperary and Dublin, c. 1760. Ms. 2101 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Accounts of the estates of Edward Synge, successively bishop of Ferns and Elphin in counties Sligo and Roscommon, 1724 - 1753. Ms. 2174 ; National Library of Ireland

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