Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Knolles (somtimes Knowles)

Members of the Walton Knowles family were among the principal lessors in the parishes of Kilmonoge and Kinure, barony of Kinalea, county Cork, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Thomas Knolles was granted 622 acres in this barony with land in county Kilkenny in 1666. The family were connected by marriage with several other local landed families including the Daunts and Nettles. The estate amounted to about 1000 acres in the 1870s.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Oatlands Knocknahowla Beg Kilmonoge Kinsale Kinure 193 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W687530
OS Sheet: 112
Discovery map: 87
Walton Court Kinure Kinure Kinsale Kinure 193 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W698498
OS Sheet: 112
Discovery map: 87
Carrigavulleen Carrigavulleen Ringrone Kinsale Ballinspittle 203 Courceys Cork OSI Ref: W589461
OS Sheet: 124
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • William D. Mockler, 59 South Mall, Cork, solicitor's collection re property in Cork Co & City, 1667-1920, includes reference to this family. Small Accs Index 87, T.3924-3998, Co 2559-2568, D.15326-15661, M.1444-1449; National Archives of Ireland
  • Draft pedigree and miscellaneous information about Knowles of Oatlands, Killaleigh, Co. Cork, 1698 -- 1926. Genealogical Office: Ms.810, p.27 ; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources