Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Foote/Foott (Millfort & Carrigacunna)

The Foote family were living in county Cork by the early 18th century. Burke's ''Landed Gentry of Ireland'' (1904) records three brothers Richard of Millford, Thomas of Springfort and Wade. In 1771 Richard Foott of Millford married Mary Baldwin and had three sons, George of Millford, Henry B. of Carrigacunna Castle and Edward of Gortmore. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Henry B. Foote held land in the parish of Monanimy, barony of Fermoy, county Cork. In the 1870s Henry B. Foot of Carrigacunna Castle owned 3,171 acres in county Cork. Lands in the baronies of Fermoy and East Carbery, the property of James Foott, were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in 1852. Details of Springfort House, with an accompanying lithograph, are included in the sale notice of August 1852.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Millfort Kilvealaton West Kilshannig Mallow Kilshannig 248 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: W522 974
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 80
Springfort Hall Baltydaniel East Caherduggan Mallow Kilcummer 131 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R551 038
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 73
Carrigacunna Castle Carrigacunna Monanimy Mallow Monanimy 254 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R650 001
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Foot, 2 Apr 1852, Vol 14 (34), MRGS 39/006, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Foott, 5 August 1852, Vol 18, MRGS 39/008, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • 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

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Modern printed sources