Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Sarsfield (County Cork)

The Sarsfield family were established in Cork since medieval times. Many of them served as High Sherriffs and Mayors of Cork from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries. Early generations of the family lived at Sarsfield's Court and Kilmallock. In 1837 Lewis refers to Sarsfield Court as an ancient mansion. In the 18th century Dominick Sarsfield married Catherine Ronayne and his son Thomas Sarsfield married Mary Ronayne. The Sarsfields inherited Doughcloyne and other property from the Ronaynes. Thomas and Mary's grandson Thomas Ronayne Sarsfield married in 1820 and at the time of Griffith's Valuation held land in the parishes of Clonmel, barony of Barrymore, Carrigaline and St Finbarrs, barony of Cork and Kilmoney, barony of Kerrycurrihy, county Cork. In the 1870s his son Dominick R. Sarsfield of Doughcloyne owned 1,518 acres in county Cork. Bingham Sarsfield owned over 250 acres at the same time.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Kilmoney Abbey Kilmoney Kilmoney Kinsale Liscleary 201 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W718622
OS Sheet: 86,87,98,99
Discovery map: 87
Windsor House Killahora Caherlag Middleton Carrigtohill 270 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W783 741
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 80
Johnstown House Johnstown Carrigtohill Middleton Carrigtohill 270 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W780 737
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 80
Cloneen Cloneen Carrigtohill Middleton Carrigtohill 270 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W804 762
OS Sheet: 64
Discovery map: 81
Marino Marino Clonmel Cork Queenstown Rural 103, 105 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W775 693
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 87
Cuskinny Cushkinny Templerobin Cork Queenstown Rural 103 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W816 672
OS Sheet: 87
Discovery map: 81
Sarsfieldscourt [Old] Sarsfieldscourt Templeusque Cork Riverstown 109 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W725 774
OS Sheet: 63
Discovery map: 80
Doughcloyne Doughcloyne St Finbars Cork Inishkenny 70 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W649 692
OS Sheet: 74
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
  • Papers re Roche, Fitzgerald & Sarsfield families of Co Cork, collected by John Windele, mid 19th century. Ms.12 L.3; Royal Irish Academy Library
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Hobson & Sarsfield, (Cloneen), 18 Jan 1870, Vol 96 (5), MRGS 39/046, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Correspondence re legal, business & family affairs of Sarsfield family of Doughcloyne & associated families, 1687-1783. MS 2643; National Library of Ireland
  • Rental of Sarsfield estate at Doughcloyne, 1817-1823. MS 3638; National Library of Ireland
  • Sarsfield Papers, mainly relate to the estates of the Ronayne & Sarsfield families, 16th-19th centuries. MSS 17890-17,909 & D 25,226-26,133 + manuscript maps. Also MSS 1721, 1781, 2643, 3638-3639, 7254, 15,557 & Acc 4718 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Xerox copies of some of the Sarsfield Papers now in NLI. U098; Cork City and County Archives
  • Caulfield Papers include deeds re property of the Sarsfield and Ronayne families in 16th and 17th centuries, Mss 2010-2015; Trinity College Dublin

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources