Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Baldwin (West Muskerry)

The Baldwins of county Cork descend from two brothers, Elizabethan settlers, in the Bandon locality. One branch purchased the estate of Clohenna, parish of Kilnamartry, barony of West Muskerry, from Valentine Greatrakes of county Waterford in 1678. In 1689 Herbert Baldwin of Cloheena married Mary Hungerford and from them descend the Baldwins of the barony of West Muskerry. Later generations married with members of the Langton family of county Limerick, O'Connells of Derrynane and the Minhears. Herbert Baldwin, Medical Doctor, was Member of Parliament for the city of Cork in the 1830s. His daughter, Mary Anne, married John O'Sullivan of Bere. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, Herbert MD, Henry and William Baldwin, held lands in the parishes of Ballyvourney, Kilnamartery, Kilmichael and Kilmurry, barony of West Muskerry. In October 1855, the house at Lissardagh and lands in the baronies of Kinalmeaky, East Carbery and West Muskerry, the property of William Baldwin, were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. Over 850 acres, the estate of John Baldwin in the parish of Kilmichael, were advertised for sale in April 1856 in the court.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Gortanimill House Gortanimill Kilnamart Macroom Derryfineen 230 West Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W205 743
OS Sheet: 69
Discovery map: 79
Mount Massy Kilnagurteen Macroom Macroom Macroom 227 West Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W335 741
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 79
Lissardagh Lissardagh Kilmurry Macroom Warrenscourt 113 West Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W409 667
OS Sheet: 83
Discovery map: 86

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Baldwin, 4 Apr 1856, Vol 39 (1), MRGS 39/018, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • A few documents relating to the family of Baldwin, Co. Cork 18th - 19th c.Ms. 13,065 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Eleven deeds relating to property of the Baldwin family in Cork City and County 18th c. D. 21,918-28 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Detailed abstracts of wills of Baldwin of Cork and of Curravordy in Co. Cork 1768 - 1793. Genealogical Office: Ms.139, p.79 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Baldwin, 26 October 1855, Vol 36, MRGS 39/017, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Baldwin family, county Cork (Leader Collection); Irish Genealogical Research Society Library
  • Lismore Castle Papers, include rental & other documents re sale of lands in Co Cork, in Encumbered Estates Court, 1855-1856. Collection List 129. MS 43,967; National Library of Ireland
  • Dunmarklin Estate Papers: 20 deeds relating to the the Dunmarklin estate [Macroom, family names include Baldwin and Warren. U190; Cork City and County Archives
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Kilnamartyra. ; Cork County Library

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Modern printed sources