Landed Estates
NUI Galway

White/Hedges White

Richard Hedges of Macroom Castle and Mount Hedges, county Cork, married Mary Eyre and had a son, Richard Hedges Eyre who married Helena Herbert of Muckross, county Kerry. In 1760 their daughter, Frances Jane, married Simon White of Bantry. They were the parents of Richard White created 1st Earl of Bantry in 1816. When Robert Hedges Eyre died without heirs his estates were divided and the second son of the Ist Earl of Bantry inherited the Macroom estate. William Henry White Hedges succeeded his brother as 3rd Earl of Bantry in 1868. The Hedges Macroom estate was mainly in the parish of Macroom and included much of the town. In the 1870s the Earl of Bantry owned 69,500 acres in county Cork while Robert H. White of Glengarriff owned over 16,000 acres, Lady Sarah White of London owned 993 acres and John Hamilton White owned 2,113 acres. The title Earl of Bantry became extinct in 1891 on the death of the 4th Earl. By March 1916 an offer from the Congested Districts' Board had been accepted for 61,589 tenanted acres of the estate of Edward Egerton Leigh White, who had inherited the estate through his mother, the eldest sister of the last Earl of Bantry. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, Robert H. White held townlands in the parish of Liscleary, barony of Kerrycurrihy. The Earl of Bantry's estate was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Fanlobbus, barony of East Carbery, Kilcaskan, Kilcatherine, Killaconenagh and Kilnamanagh, barony of Bear and Durrus and Kilmocomoge, barony of Bantry at the same time. In November 1853, over 33,000 acres of the Bantry estate in the baronies of East Carbery, Bantry and Bere, were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. A separate sale notice at the same time relates to the sale of Bere Island and includes a a geological survey produced by Dr. Whitty. The Freeman's Journal reported details of the purchasers. The sale realised over £20,000. Lord Charles Pelham Clinton bought the Bere Island estate of 4,377 acres and over 5,700 acres around Berehaven. In December 1852, over 6000 acres of fee farm and fee simple property belonging to members of the White family and others, were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. The Freeman's Journal provides details of the purchaser. Premises in the town of Bantry, including Bayview House, in the ownership of members of the White family and others, were offered for sale in the Court in October 1854. The estate of Robert Hedges Eyre White, Reverend Robert Hedges Maunsell Eyre devisees of Robert Hedges Eyre, comprised of 2,273 acres in the baronies of Slievardagh and Middlethird, county Tipperary, was advertised for sale in November 1854. Griffith's Valuation records the county Tipperary estate as located in the parishes of Grangemockler, Kilvemnon and Modeshil, barony of Slievardagh and Drangan, barony of Middlethird.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Gurteenroe Cottage Gurteenroe Macroom Macroom Macroom 227 West Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W331732
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 79
Mount Hedges Lackaduff Macroom Macroom Macroom 227 West Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W324 724
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 79
Rockborough Rockborough Macroom Macroom Macloneigh 226 West Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W318 725
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 79
Sandy Hill Gurteenroe Macroom Macroom Macroom 227 West Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W335 728
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 79
Macroom Castle Lackaduff Macroom Macroom Macroom 227 West Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W338 728
OS Sheet: 71
Discovery map: 79
Raffeen House Raffeen Liscleary Cork Monkstown 76 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W745651
OS Sheet: 87
Discovery map: 87
Raffeen Cottage Raffeen Liscleary Cork Monkstown 76 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W742649
OS Sheet: 87
Discovery map: 87
Raffeen House [Lower] Raffeen Liscleary Cork Monkstown 76 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W745648
OS Sheet: 87
Discovery map: 87
Glengarriff Lodge Glengarriff Kilcaskan Bantry Kilcaskan33 Bear Cork OSI Ref: V910574
OS Sheet: 90
Discovery map: 85
Reenmeen Cottage Reenmeen Kilcaskan Bantry Kilcaskan 33 Bear Cork OSI Ref: V940566
OS Sheet: 104
Discovery map: 85
Glengarriff or Eccles Hotel Reenmeen West Kilcaskan Bantry Kilcaskan 33 Bear Cork OSI Ref: V936566
OS Sheet: 104
Discovery map: 85
Adrigole House Adrigole Kilcaskan Castletown Adrigole 37 Bear Cork OSI Ref: V808505
OS Sheet: 116
Discovery map: 84
Reen Lodge Reen Kilcaskan Castletown Curryglass 39 Bear Cork OSI Ref: V801494
OS Sheet: 116
Discovery map: 84
Mill Cove (Bear) Ballard Killaconenagh Castletown Curryglass 39 Bear Cork OSI Ref: V709466
OS Sheet: 115
Discovery map: 84
Cametringane House Cametringane Killaconenagh Castletown Killaconenagh 40 Bear Cork OSI Ref: V678457
OS Sheet: 115
Discovery map: 84
Ivy Cottage (Bantry) Beach Kilmocomoge Bantry Bantry Rural 23 Bantry Cork OSI Ref: V977477
OS Sheet: 118
Discovery map: 85
Caherdaniel House (Bantry) Caherdaniel East Kilmocomoge Bantry Bantry Urban 23 Bantry Cork OSI Ref: W016491
OS Sheet: 118
Discovery map: 85
The Vicarage (Bantry) Cappanaloha East Kilmocomoge Bantry Bantry Urban 23 Bantry Cork OSI Ref: V979474
OS Sheet: 118
Discovery map: 85
Carriganass Castle Carriganass Kilmocomoge Bantry Kealkill 36 Bantry Cork OSI Ref: W048568
OS Sheet: 92
Discovery map: 85
Drombrow House Drumbrow Kilmocomoge Bantry Bantry Rural 22 Bantry Cork OSI Ref: W024504
OS Sheet: 105
Discovery map: 85
Glengarriff Castle Dromgarriff Kilmocomoge Bantry Glengarriff 32 Bantry Cork OSI Ref: V946557
OS Sheet: 105
Discovery map: 85
Bay View (Bantry) Dromkeal Kilmocomoge Bantry Glengarriff 32 Bantry Cork OSI Ref: W000538
OS Sheet: 105
Discovery map: 85
Inchiclogh House Inchiclogh Kilmocomoge Bantry Bantry Rural 22 Bantry Cork OSI Ref: W027514
OS Sheet: 105
Discovery map: 85
Coomhola Lodge (Sans Souci) (Bantry) Mill Little Kilmocomoge Bantry Glengarriff 32 Bantry Cork OSI Ref: V994560
OS Sheet: 105
Discovery map: 85
Reenadisert Court Reenadisert Kilmocomoge Bantry Glengarriff 32 Bantry Cork OSI Ref: W001531
OS Sheet: 105
Discovery map: 85
Bantry House Seafield Kilmocomoge Bantry Bantry Urban 23 Bantry Cork OSI Ref: V986482
OS Sheet: 118
Discovery map: 85
Trawnahaha Trawnahaha Kilmocomoge Bantry Whiddy Bantry Cork OSI Ref: V965489
OS Sheet: 118
Discovery map: 85
Trawnamaddree Trawnamaddree Kilmocomoge Bantry Glengarriff 32 Bantry Cork OSI Ref: W025564
OS Sheet: 105
Discovery map: 85

Archival sources

  • Bantry Estate Collection. IE BL/EP/B See http://booleweb.ucc.ie/documents/Bantryhouse.pdf for a descriptive list. ; University College Cork, Boole Library Archives
  • T.U. Sadlier Collection, includes miscellaneous testamentary, legal & other documents re estates of Hedges of Macroom, Lord Bantry & Hedges Eyre, 18th & 19th centuries. T.3841-3850, M.1012-1032, Co 2432-2437; National Archives of Ireland
  • Hedges of Macroom, copy letter re suppression of Rapparees, Co Cork, 1703-1714. M.757; National Archives of Ireland
  • T.U. Sadlier Collection, includes rentals & accounts re estates of Richard Eyre in Cos Galway, Cork & Tipperary, 1752-1804 & Viscount Bantry's estates at Glengariff & Clanlaurence, 1806-1825; Lord Berehaven's accout with Rev S. Payne 1840-1842. Small Accs Index 1/665, M.5943-5947; National Archives of Ireland
  • Mrs A. Kelly Collection, includes copy exemplification of recovery 1892 & rental of Bantry estate, not dated. Small Accs Index 1/671 (27-28); National Archives of Ireland
  • T.U. Sadlier Collection, miscellaneous documents including legal papers re Hedges & Eyre Hedges & Macroom estate accounts, 1841-1850. Small Accs Index 1/674, M.1154-1158, D.12753-12759, Co 2785-91, T.4122 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Estate accounts of the Earl of Bantry 1825 - 1836. Genealogical Office: Ms. 428 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Eccles Hotel, 16 April 1875, Vol 118, MRGS 39/054, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Earl of Bantry, 25 November 1853, Vol 25, MRGS 39/011, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), White & others, 21 October 1854, Vol 30, MRGS 39/013, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), White & others, 29 June 1855, Vol 35, MRGS 39/017, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Earl of Bantry (Bere Island), 25 November 1853, Vol 25, MRGS 39/011 , (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), White & others, 3 December 1852, Vol 19, MRGS 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Bantry Estate Accounts, Rev. S. Payne, 1825-26. U013.; Cork City and County Archives
  • Bantry Papers, correspondence, mainly with A. W. Payne, agent, in respect of the estates of the Earl of Bantry in Co. Cork, together with financial accounts, eviction notices, etc., relating to the estates 1840 - 1881. Ms. 8599 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Abstract of will of Richard White of Bantry, 1733. GO MS 139, p.5 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Detailed abstracts of wills of White of Bantry, 1776 -- 1785. GO Ms. 139, p.25; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of Arms to Richard White of Bantry, March 10, 1797. GO Ms. 103, p.148; National Library of Ireland
  • Probate of will of Earl of Bantry, will dated 23 June 1869 & six codicils, 1871-1883. 5 May 1884. 999/392/3; National Archives of Ireland
  • Rental (Chancery) of estate of Robert H.E. White in barony of Bantry, 1901-1902. 999/505/5; National Archives of Ireland
  • Bill of sale for the cutter Charlotter, Robert Longfield, Castlemary to the Hon William H. White Hedges of Macroom Castle, 24 July 1843. 999/580/1/6; National Archives of Ireland
  • Book of 14 maps of the estate of Hamilton White and others in the baronies of Bere and Bantry and East Muskerry, Co. Cork. Surveyed by Robert Warren. Names of tenants given, 1852. 20 E. 1. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Collection of Co Cork leases & other legal documents, principally relating to the Bernard family but also to members of the Gookin, Buckworth, Stammers, Sealy, Beecher, Hedges, Stepney, Champagne, Fitzgerald, Daunt, McCarthy, Sanders, Webb, Bouchier & Baldwin families, 1709-1829. IE BL/SC/CB/1-30 ; University College Cork, Boole Library Archives
  • Two volumes containing rentals and accounts current of the estates of Robert Hedges Eyre at Berehaven, 1833-1836 and of the Earls of Bantry, 1829-1831 and 1873. Also a rental and account of the Macroom and East Muskerry estate of Col. White Hedges, 1863 and a rental of Cummer and Coomhols (in the barony of Bantry?), 1822. Mss. 3273-3274 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Eyre White, 3 Nov 1853, Vol 24 (24), MRGS 39/010, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Davies & Pearson, (Clonfadda), 28 Apr 1854, Vol 27 (30), MRGS 39/012, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), White & Eyre, (Co Tipperary), 24 Nov 1854, Vol 32 (15) & 13 June 1856, Vol 40 (38), MRGS 39/014 & 39/019, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Lismore Castle Papers, include rental re sale of lands in baronies of East Carbery, Bere & Bantry, Co Cork, in Encumbered Estates Court, 1853. Collection List 129. MS 43,961; National Archives of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes documents re Herberts of Kilnamanagh, Co Cork, & Herbert of Altavilla, Co Cork & deed re parts of the Berehaven & Crosshaven estates in case Herbert V Lord Berehaven & others, 1847, 19th century. Small Accs. Index 105, T.11812, D.21,034-21,037, M.3876 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey Files, Parishes of Adrigole, Bantry, Macroom; Cork County Library

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Modern printed sources