Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Caleb Falkiner, a merchant of Cork, married Ruth, daughter of Edward Riggs and had a son, Riggs Falkiner, created a baronet in 1777. His grandson, another Sir Riggs Faulkner, was among the principal lessors in the county Cork parishes of Knockavilly, barony of Kinalea, Kilbrin, barony of Duhallow and Aglish and Athnowen, barony of East Muskerry, at the time of Griffith's Valuation and in the county Tipperary parish of Kilvemnon, barony of Slievardagh. At the same time Captain Charles Falkiner, Royal Navy, held land in the parish of Iserkieran, barony of Slievardagh. The Falkiners were a banking family in Cork City in the eighteenth century who also held property in the county. An earlier Riggs Falkiner was MP for Clonakilty, 1768-1776 and for Castlemartyr, 1776-1783. His sister Elizabeth married into the Herrick family of Shippool. The Falkiners were related to the Leslies, another Cork banking family, through marriage and Matthew Leslie and his son William B. Leslie were agents to the Falkiner estate. In the 1870s Sir Samuel Falkiner owned over 2,000 acres in county Cork and 146 acres in county Tipperary. In February 1855 part of the Falkiner estate, 324 acres at Kilcully, barony of Cork, was advertised for sale.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Castleview or Inishannon House Killeen Inishannon Bandon Ballymurphy 5 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W555612
OS Sheet: 97
Discovery map: 87
Elm Park Garryhesty Desertmore Bandon Ballygroman 18 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W515 694
OS Sheet: 72
Discovery map: 80
Annmount Lackenroe Caherlag Cork Caherlag 107 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W771 735
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 80
Killaghy Killaghy Kilvemnon Callan Mullinahone Slievardagh Tipperary OSI Ref: S330 406
OS Sheet: 63
Discovery map: 67

Archival sources

  • W.B. Scott, solicitor's collection, contains many records re land transactions in Cos Clare, Limerick & Cork, 18th-19th centuries, including references to this family. Small Accs Index 76 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Falkiner, 23 Feb 1855, Vol 33 (45), MRGS 39/015, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Deeds relating to the Falkiner family, in particular marriage settlement of William George Herbert, Westminster and Emily E. Falkiner, Wimpole St, 1867-1918. 97/12/32(1-10); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Falkiner of Annemount, Co. Cork, c.1750 -- c.1810. Genealogical Office: Ms.112, p.112 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of Arms to the descendants of Sir Riggs Falkiner of Ann Mount, Co. Cork, Bart., and to his son, Sir Samuel Falkiner, Bart., Nov. 23, 1808. Genealogical Office: Ms.105, p.64; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Riggs-Falkiner, Baronets of Annemount, Co. Cork, c.1590 -- 1925. Genealogical Office: Ms.172, p.161 ; National Library of Ireland
  • P.W. Bass and Company, solicitors' collection, Cork, contained in 1975 Falkiner papers, including rentals of Falkiner estates 1835-1836 & 1881-1882 & correspondence, see James S. Donnelly's book; Private Possession

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Modern printed sources