Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Johnson (Cork)

William Johnson, of Scottish descent, came to Ireland in the late 17th century. His descendant Noble Johnson was Mayor of Cork in 1809. His grandson also named Noble, settled at Rockenham, and married Susan Bullen of Kinsale. This Noble had twin brothers William and George. George may be the George Johnson of Lisnagoorneen, who owned 271 acres in the 1870s. At the same time Noble Johnson of Rockenham owned an estate of over 2,000 acres. It was located in the parishes of Castletownroche and Mallow, barony of Fermoy.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Lisnagoorneen Lisnagoorneen Castletownroche Fermoy Castletownroche 130 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R714 052
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 73
Glenanore/Glananore Ballyadeen Castletownroche Fermoy Castletownroche 130 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R689 024
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 73
Rockenham Pembroke Marmullane Cork Monkstown 76 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W759696
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • Search for the acts of George Johnson of Cork affecting the lands of Lisnagoorneen, Fermoy Barony, and Driancummer in Duhallow Barony, 1715 -- 1845. GO MS144: 26-32; 49-55; 60-64; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Noble Johnson, Mayor of Cork, 1809 and to his grandson, Noble Johnson, son of William Johnson, both of Rockenham, Co. Cork, Dec. 15, 1859. GO MS108: 284-5; National Library of Ireland
  • Johnson Papers comprised of 1. Official appointment of Noble William Johnson as Captain of the North Cork Rifles by Edmond Burke, Baron Fermoy, 11 Dec 1871. 2. Letter from R.F. Geary to his mother from the Camp before Sebastapol. 12 Dec 1854. 3. Same to same. 22 Oct 1854. 4. Letter from Richard Townsend Gray to his mother from Dum Dum. Also includes letter to Milly (his sister). 22 May 1849. 1849-1871. U062; Cork City and County Archives
  • Irish Tourist Association Files, Parish of Castletownroche; Cork County Library

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