Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Burke claims that the county Cork Herrick family is a junior branch of that of Herrick of Beaumanor in Leicestershire. They were granted Roche lands adjacent to Kinsale and Inishannon, county Cork, in the seventeenth century. In the 1870s, the largest Herrick estate in county Cork, comprising over 3000 acres, belonged to Thomas B. Herrick of Ship-Pool Castle, near Innishannon. William H. Herrick (father of Thomas B. Herrick) and the representatives of Gersham Herrick (Herricks of Coolkerkey) were among the principal lessors in the parishes of Ballymartle and Leighmoney, barony of Kinalea, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Henry Herrick and John E. Herrick held land in the barony of East Muskerry parishes of Inchigeelagh, Kilbonane and Moviddy. Hussey records three other Herrick family members owning more than 500 acres in the 1870s, Gersham Herrick (515 acres), the representatives of Henry Herrick, Cork (1,011 acres) and the representatives of Edward Herrick of Bellmount (669 acres in county Cork and 703 acres in counties Tipperary and Queen's County combined). Over 100 acres and the mill at Ballygarvan, the property of Gersham Herrick and John Garde, was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court in January 1865.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballyduvane Ballyduvane Kilgarriff Clonakilty Kilkerranmore 47 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W358409
OS Sheet: 135
Discovery map: 89
Coolkirky Coolkirky Ballymartle Kinsale Ballymartle 195 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W651595
OS Sheet: 98
Discovery map: 87
Ship-pool Skanagore Leighmoney Kinsale Leighmoney 197 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W569552
OS Sheet: 111
Discovery map: 87
Fivemilebridge Mill House Adamstown Ballinaboy Cork Ballygarvan 68 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W659627
OS Sheet: 86
Discovery map: 87
Bellmount Bellmount Lower Moviddy Bandon Moviddy 20 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W425655
OS Sheet: 84
Discovery map:
Kilpatrick House Kilpatrick Brinny Bandon Brinny 3 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W505578
OS Sheet: 96, 97
Discovery map: 86
Golden Bush Skanagore Leighmoney Kinsale Leighmoney Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W565559
OS Sheet: 111
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • Wills of Elizabeth Herrick, of Cork, June 20, 1798 and of J. H. M. Dawson, April 9, 1834.D. 22,128-9 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Herrick & Garde, 17 January 1865, Vol 75, MRGS 39/037, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Herrick Family Papers, include some reference to Irish Herricks, 1513 - 1875. MS.Eng.hist.b.216 and c.474-484; Oxford University: Bodleian Library
  • British Records Association Deposit (1950) included leases of lands in barony of Duhallow from members of the Dickson & Boyle (Earl of Shannon) families to members of the Freeman, Carthy, Foote, MacGhee, Keeffe, Boyle, Purdon, Allen, Purcell, Pike, Creagh, Wrixon, Longfield, Holmes, Fitzgerald, Purdon, Trant,, Delaney, Herrick, Reilly, Leader & Barry families, 1715-1857. Small Accs. Index 102; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey, Parish of Innishannon; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources