Landed Estates
NUI Galway


At the end of the 17th century the Earl of Clancarthy's estates which comprised most of Muskerry, county Cork, were confiscated because he had supported the Jacobite cause. The Hollow Sword Blade Company purchased much of the forfeited McCarthy lands around Blarney. Lewis writes that over 3,000 acres was allotted to a member of the Company and in 1837 these lands were held by his descendant George Putland. However the Parliamentary Papers refer to Thomas Putland's purchase of over 1,500 acres of the manor of Blarney, barony of Muskerry in April 1703 for £4,070, from the trustees for the sale of forfeited estates. Thomas Putland also purchased part of the estate of Dominick Sarsfield at Sarsfield's Court, barony of Barrymore and lands in the barony of Fermoy, formerly part of the estate of Sir Richard Nagle. Burke's "Landed Gentry" (1886) records the 1738 marriage of John Putland of Dublin and Catherine daughter and eventual co heiress of Sir Emanuel Moore of Ross Carbery, county Cork. Their grandson Charles Putland of Bray, county Wicklow, held an estate in county Cork located in the parishes of Garrycloyne and Matehy, barony of East Muskerry and Templeusque, barony of Barrymore, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In the 1870s his county Cork estate amounted to over 4,500 acres. He also owned much smaller estates in counties Tipperary and Wicklow. Part of the lands of Ballygibbeen, barony of East Muskerry, leased to Michael Cremin by George Putland in 1830, was advertised for sale in March 1872.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Dawstown Dawstown Garrycloyne Cork Blarney 72 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W581 795
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 80
Sarsfieldscourt [Old] Sarsfieldscourt Templeusque Cork Riverstown 109 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W725 774
OS Sheet: 63
Discovery map: 80

Archival sources

  • Collis & Ward, solicitors collection, includes lease for 40 years of lands of Knocknasure, Killowen, Ballynarahy, Ardamadane, Ballygiggon, Kildogh East, barony of Muskerry, Co Cork, Thomas Putland, merchant of Dublin, to Thomas Brocklesby, merchant of Dublin, 27 May 1703. Small Accs Index 98, D.18505; National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Kelleher, (Knocknasophe, leased from Putland), 4 Jan 1879, Vol 135 (1), MRGS 39/060, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Eleven rentals of the estates of George Putland in Counties Dublin, Leix, Tipperary, Cork, Wicklow, Kilkenny and Carlow, 1814 - 1827. Mss. 12,768 - 12,778 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Typescript of a manuscript description of the Estate of George Putland, Esq. in the vicinity of Cork, Parish of Garracloyne or Blarney by Mathew Horgan, Ballynaraha. 30. 9. 1831. U297; Cork City and County Archives
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Putland, 4 Aug 1853, Vol 24 (2), MRGS 39/010, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Cremin, 23 Mar 1872, Vol 105 (35), MRGS 39/049, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Longfield Map Collection includes maps of parts of estate of George Putland & of George Putland & Sir Charles Hulse at Clonmel, Co Tipperary, 1833. 21 F.46(17-20) ; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources