Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Crofton (Co Cork)

Hussey de Burgh notes Rev. H.W. Crofton as the owner of over 700 acres in county Cork in the 1870s while his representatives are described as owning over 1000 acres around the same time. Much of his estate was inherited from the Earbery family. He was among the principal lessors in the parish of Ballyfeard, barony of Kinalea, Clondrohid, barony of West Muskerry and Aghabulloge and Donaghmore, barony of East Muskerry, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In 1869, Almost 800 acres of his Kinalea estate was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court in 1869. The sale notice indicates that Rev.Crofton had acquired leasehold interests originally vested in the Daunt family from the Earl of Shannon's estate at the end of the seventeenth century. Reverend Henry William Crofton of Inchinappa, county Wicklow, was the third son of Sir Hugh Crofton of Mohill, county Leitrim. He married as his first wife Marcia Anastasia Earbery youngest daughter and co heir of Mathias Earbery Member of Parliament for Lanesborough. The 1876 return of Landowners of one acre and over records Henry Morgan Earbery Crofton of Dublin as the owner of 5,809 acres in county Cork.

No houses were found for this estate

Archival sources

  • Rentals and accounts of the estate of Henry M. Crofton in the baronies of East and West Muskerry, Co. Cork, 1865-1867. Crofton Papers, Ms. 20,782 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals and accounts of the estate of the Rev. H.W. Crofton in the baronies of East and West Muskerry, Co. Cork, 1845-1860. Ms. 20,781 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers of the Earbery & Crofton families of Co. Cork. MSS 3575-3587; Trinity College Dublin
  • Crofton Papers, re Crofton & Earbery families & estates in Cos Leitrim, Cavan, Cork, Monaghan & Wicklow. MS 20,773-20,806 & D 26,886-27,010 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Crofton, 16 November 1869, Vol 95, MRGS 39/046, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of the Crofton family of county Cork (Leader Collection); Irish Genealogical Research Society Library
  • Rentals and accounts of the Crofton estates in Cos Cavan and Monaghan and of the Earberry property later Crofton, Co Cork, 1769, 1783-1814, 1823-1851. Ms 8150; National Library of Ireland

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