Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Penrose/Penrose Welsted (Shandangan)

The Penroses were a Cornish family who settled in county Waterford in the 17th century. In 1775 Samuel Penrose married Mary daughter of George Randall of Barnhill, county Cork and his wife a daughter of Abraham Devonsher of Kilshanick. Their son Samuel Penrose of Shandangan was born in 1776 and at the time of Griffith's Valuation held an estate in the parishes of Aglish and Cannaway, barony of East Muskerry, county Cork. His son, also named Samuel, married in 1827 Sarah daughter of John Welsted of Ballywalter, county Cork. Their son the Reverend Samuel Penrose Welsted eventually succeeded to the Shandangan and Ballywalter properties. In November 1864 the lands of Shandangan, the estate of Samuel Penrose, were advertised for sale. In the 1870s the Reverend S. Penrose of Kinsale owned 701 acres in county Cork.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Farran Farran Aglish Macroom Aglish 209 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W497 693
OS Sheet: 72
Discovery map: 80
Shandangan House Shandangan West Cannaway Macroom Cannaway 210 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W406 691
OS Sheet: 71
Discovery map: 86
Old Fort Shandangan East Cannaway Macroom Cannaway 210 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W419 696
OS Sheet: 71
Discovery map: 86
Rosemount Currahaly Aglish Macroom Aghlish 209 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W488 688
OS Sheet: 84
Discovery map: 86
Shandangan East Shandangan East Cannaway Macroom Cannaway 210 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W412699
OS Sheet: 71
Discovery map: 86
Seamount House (Carrigaline) Curraghbinny Carrigaline Kinsale Carrigaline 75 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W771625
OS Sheet: 87, 99
Discovery map: 87
Ballywalter Ballywalter Demesne Wallstown Mallow Shanballymore 2443 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R683 054
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 73
Brooke Lodge Cross Kilmacomb Waterford Woodstown 94 Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: S660092
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 76

Archival sources

  • Rent ledger of the estates of the Penrose family (?), in counties Waterford and Cork, 1815-1847, together with a declaration by James Penrose concerning the will of his father, Cooper Penrose, 1815. Lismore Papers, Ms. 6701 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Penrose, (The Red Abbey), 24 Apr 1868, Vol 89 (35), MRGS 39/043, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Penrose, 3 Nov 1864, Vol 74 (20), MRGS 39/036, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Fitzgerald & others, 9 November 1860, Vol 60, MRGS 39/030, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers of the Penrose family of Waterford, Piltown and Tramore, 1729-1950. IE TCD MS 10334; Trinity College Dublin
  • Pedigree of Penrose; Irish Genealogical Research Society Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources