Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Crooke (Co Cork)

Thomas Crooke and John Bayly were jointly granted 1,791 acres in the barony of Muskerry, county Cork, in 1666 and in the same year agreed a division of the granted lands. By the 19th century the Crooke family were holding land in the Macroom area of county Cork. At the time of Griffith's Valuation William Crooke occupied a steward's house, valued at £5+ in the townland of Killinardrish which he held from Sir Augustus Warren. He also held land in the parishes of Donaghmore, barony of Barretts and Inishcarra, barony of East Muskerry while Thomas E. Crooke held land in the parish of Whitechurch, barony of Barretts. The latter was the townland of Slievedotia which was sold to Richard Martin Meredith in 1857. 157 acres at Classas and Keel in the barony of East Muskerry, the estate of William Crooke and Thomas Epinentus Crooke was advertised for sale in April 1854. Lands in the barony of East Muskerry including Kilcondy, the estate of Thomas Epintus Crooke were advertised for sale in June 1860. In the 1870s Thomas E. Crooke of Aghavrin owned 298 acres, Warren G. Crooke of Oldtown, Coachford, owned 360 acres and Wareen Crooke MD of Sunnyside, Macroom, owned 66 acres in county Cork. Warren Gillman Crooke of Oldtown married Elizabeth Poole Beamish of Kilmalooda, county Cork and they had a son Thomas Evans Beamish Crooke (born 1871), who was living at Oldtown in 1910. Lieutenant Colonel Sir Warren Rowland Crooke-Lawless was a son of Dr Crooke and his wife Elizabeth Pyne. see http://www.radleysofcork.bigpondhosting.com/My_Homepage_Files/Page2.html

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Aghavrin House Aghavrin Aghabulloge Macroom Clonmoyle 214 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W439 755
OS Sheet: 61
Discovery map: 80
Coolalta Carrigadrohid Aghinagh Macroom Aghinagh 224 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W413 729
OS Sheet: 71
Discovery map: 80
Kilberrihert Kilberrihert Aghabulloge Macroom Kilberrihert 225 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W375 769
OS Sheet: 60
Discovery map: 79
Killinardrish House Killinardrish Cannaway Macroom Cannaway 210 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W417 724
OS Sheet: 71
Discovery map: 79
Derreen Derreen Magourney Macroom Magourney 217 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W472 738
OS Sheet: 72
Discovery map: 80
Classas Nadrid Magourney Macroom Magourney 217 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W455 723
OS Sheet: 72
Discovery map: 80
Old Town Nadrid Magourney Macroom Magourney 217 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W468 727
OS Sheet: 72
Discovery map: 80
Crookstown Inchirahilly Kilmurry Bandon Moviddy 20 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W421 668
OS Sheet: 83
Discovery map: 86
Kilcondy Kilcondy Moviddy Bandon Moviddy 20 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W417 674
OS Sheet: 83
Discovery map: 86
St. Olan's Aghavrin Aghabulloge Macroom Clonmoyle 214 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W436754
OS Sheet: 72
Discovery map: 80

Archival sources

  • Crooke Papers, including diaries of Mrs Sally Penrose Crooke of Aghavrin House, Coachford, 1869-1882, miscellaneous accounts & other papers c 1820-1920. PC 103 Box List available; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Crooke, 10 Apr 1854, Vol 27 (7), MRGS 39/012, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Crooke, 9 June 1860, Vol 59 (38), MRGS 39/030, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Connor, (Agharinagh, leased from William Crooke), 13 Oct 1880, Vol 140 (6), MRGS 39/062, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Conveyance made by the Commissioners for sale of Incumbered Estates in Ireland to Richard Martin Meredith, of Slievedotia called Newgrove, 712 acres in the barony of Barretts, for £1,525, 4 July 1857. IE BL/SC/CD/10; University College Cork, Boole Library Archives
  • Pedigree of Crooke family of county Cork (Leader Collection); Irish Genealogical Research Society Library
  • Irish Tourist Authority files, Parish of Aghabulloge; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources