Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Riggs family were located in county Cork from the 17th century. They acquired much of their county Cork estate through purchases from the trustees for the sale of forfeited estates, including parts of the former estates of Justin McCarthy in the barony of Muskerry and of Sir Richard Nagle in the barony of Fermoy. Edward Riggs of the Middle Temple, London, married Margaret Pigott and had an only daughter Anne who in 1765 married John Miller of Ballycaseymore, county Clare. Anne Miller was sole heiress to her grandfather the Right Honourable Edward Riggs of Rigsdale and Binfield in Berkshire, England, Commissioner of his Majesty's Revenues.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Rigsdale House Rigsdale Dunderrow Kinsale Templemichael 198 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W596604
OS Sheet: 97
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • W.B. Scott, solicitor's collection, contains many records re land transactions in Cos Clare, Limerick & Cork, 18th-19th centuries, including references to this family. Small Accs Index 76 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Mrs A. Kelly Collection, includes acquitances for quit rent, Riggs estate, Cork, 1715-1724. Small Accs Index 1/671(45) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Jameson, solicitors collection, includes conveyance by trustees of forfeited estates to Edward Riggs of Middle Temple of lands of Barnegore etc, Co Cork, 1702. Small Accs. Index 53, Co 1142; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Ballinhassig; Cork County Library

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Modern printed sources