Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Puxley

Henry L. Puxley of Dunboy Castle was the owner of over 9000 acres in county Cork in the 1870s. John L. Puxley was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Templebreedy, barony of Kerrycurrihy and Kilcatherine, Killaconenagh and Kilnamanagh, barony of Bear, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Frances Puxley held some land in the parish of Whitechurch, barony of Cork. The lands in Kerrycurrihy would originally have been Coppinger estates and had come by inheritence to the Puxleys, though a marriage in the eighteenth century between Sara Lavallin of Carrigaline and Henry Puxley of Dunboy. The lands at Dunboy would originally have belonged to the O'Sullivan Beara family and were granted to the Puxleys in the seventeenth century. They had extensive mining interests in the area. The writer Daphne du Maurier based her novel ''Hungry Hill'' on the story of the Puxley family.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Point House (Crosshaven) Crosshaven Templebreedy Kinsale Templebreedy 202 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W797612
OS Sheet: 99
Discovery map: 87
Myrtleville Cottage Kilmichael East Templebreedy Kinsale Templebreedy 202 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W797586
OS Sheet: 99
Discovery map: 87
Myrtleville House Myrtleville Templebreedy Kinsale Templebreedy 202 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W790590
OS Sheet: 99
Discovery map: 87
Lancet Lodge Derreenataggart Middle Killaconenagh Castletown Killaconenagh 40 Bear Cork OSI Ref: V672456
OS Sheet: 115
Discovery map: 84
Dunboy Castle Dunboy Killaconenagh Castletown Killaconenagh 40 Bear Cork OSI Ref: V664440
OS Sheet: 128
Discovery map: 84
Oak Lodge (Bear) Fanahy Killaconenagh Castletown Killaconenagh 40 Bear Cork OSI Ref: V657544
OS Sheet: 115
Discovery map: 84
Bayview House (Bere) Cahermeeleboe Kilnamanagh Castletown Coulagh 41 Bear Galway OSI Ref: V588440
OS Sheet: 127
Discovery map: 84

Archival sources

  • Copy of grant of arms to John Lavallin Puxley and to his grandson, Henry Lavallin Puxley, eldest surviving son of John Lavallin Puxley, all of Dunboy Castle, Co. Cork, Feb. 16, 1869. Genealogical Office: Ms. 109, pp. 187-8; National Library of Ireland
  • Bantry Estate Collection 1671-1980s, includes documents re the Puxley estate. IE BL/EP/B; University College Cork, Boole Library Archives
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Castletownbere; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources