Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Originally from Herefordshire, John Nettles settled in county Waterford in the mid 17th century. He was granted land in counties Cork and Waterford by patent dated 1666. The Nettles lived at Toureen and Mahallagh, county Waterford and at Beare Forest and Nettleville, county Cork. They had marriage connections with the Ryves, Evans, Bowerman and Gibbs families. The Nettles county Cork estate was situated in the parishes of Aglish and Cannaway, barony of East Muskerry. In the 1870s Robert Nettles of Nettleville owned 1,684 acres in county Cork.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Nettleville Nettleville Demesne Cannaway Macroom Cannaway 210 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W423722
OS Sheet: 71
Discovery map: 79
Bearforest Bearforest Lower Mallow Mallow Mallow North Urban 251 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W565 975
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 80
Tourin Castle Farm Norrisland Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Drumroe 63 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X099975
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Estate & legal papers of the Nettles family, Co Cork, 1654-1833. D314; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Copy of map of lands belonging to the house of Old Castle (Macroom) Showing the contents of each field by itself in statute measure, by Edward Vaughan, Surveyor. 15 Sept 1768. Also copy of lease of Meadstown by Thomas Roche to William Roche. 20 May 1758; lease by William Roche to John Nettles 5 Mar 1767. 1758-1768. U066; Cork City and County Archives
  • Collis & Ward, solicitor's collection, includes original will of John Reeves Nettles of Bearforest, 23 Oct 1766. Small Accs Index 98 T.6270; National Archives of Ireland

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