Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Rye (Ryecourt)

This family were established at Ryecourt, parish of Moviddy, barony of East Muskerry, county Cork, in the late 17th century. They had family connections with the Meade, Tonson, Thornhill and Baldwin families. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Richard Tonson Rye's estate was in the parishes of Aglish, Athnowen, Kilmurry and Moviddy, barony of East Muskerry while George Frederick Rye held land in the parishes of Killeagh and Ightermurragh, barony of Imokilly. In the 1870s he owned 3,412 acres in county Cork. An estate of 1,676 acres near Cork city, Midleton and Mogeely, belonging to Richard Tonson Rye, was advertised for sale in November 1879.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Kilcrea House Kilcrea Desertmore Bandon Kilbonane 19 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W505 678
OS Sheet: 84
Discovery map: 86
Ryecourt Ryecourt Moviddy Bandon Moviddy 20 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W454 675
OS Sheet: 84
Discovery map: 86
Kilcondy Kilcondy Moviddy Bandon Moviddy 20 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W417 674
OS Sheet: 83
Discovery map: 86
Castlemore Castlemore Moviddy Bandon Moviddy 20 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref:
OS Sheet: 84
Discovery map: 86

Archival sources

  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Rye, 11 Nov 1879, Vol 137 (24), MRGS 39/061, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Richard Tonson Rye of Rye Court, Co. Cork and to his great grandson, John Bayley Tonson Rye, Nov. 20, 1899. GO MS 111, pp.53-4 ; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources