Landed Estates
NUI Galway

French (Marino)

Marino, county Cork, was the seat of the French family in the 18th century. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Thomas George French of Marino, county Cork, a younger brother of Savage French of Cuskinny, Queenstown, held land in the parishes of Cullen, barony of Duhallow, Donaghmore, Magourney, Carrigrohanebeg, Inishcarra, barony of East Muskerry, Donaghmore, barony of Barretts and Clonmel, barony of Barrymore. He died in 1866. In October 1852, 350 acres in the barony of Barretts, the property of Michael Phillip French was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. The original lease was between Savage French and Michael French of Rath, county Cork. In the 1870s the representatives of Thomas G. French of Cork owned 1,559 acres in the county and Pasco French of Marino Passage owned 624 acres. Thomas G. French had one son and five daughters and his estate was eventually inherited in 1893 by his grandson Thomas George Stuart of county Tyrone who took the additional name of French.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Rath Rath Churchtown Mallow Churchtown 238 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R495 142
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 73
Rich Hill Pluckanes North Donaghmore Cork Firmount 101 Barretts Cork OSI Ref: W541 857
OS Sheet: 51
Discovery map: 80
Marino Marino Clonmel Cork Queenstown Rural 103, 105 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W775 693
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), French, 21 October 1853, Vol 24, MRGS 39/0010, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms being French quartering Stuart to Major Claude Houston Stuart of Marino, Co. Cork on his assuming under Royal Licence and in compliance with the will of Pascoe Savage French, late of Marino, the name and arms of Stuart French, Jan. 5, 1912. Genealogical Office: Ms.111a, p.77 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Detailed abstract of will of Philip French of Cork, Alderman, Nov. 19, 1733. Genealogical Office: Ms.144, p.31 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms to Thomas George Stuart of Penywern Road, Kensington, son of Major Gen. William James Stuart by Eleanor Dorcas youngest daughter of Thomas George French and sister of Pascoe Savage French of Marino, Co. Cork, on her assuming under Royal Licence the name and arms of Stuart French, Nov.10, 1894. Genealogical Office: Ms. 110, pp. 172-3 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms to Capt. Pascoe William Grenfell Stuart of Marino, Co. Cork, on his assuming under Royal Licence and in compliance with the will of Pascoe Savage French of Marino, the name and arms of Stuart French, May 3, 1917. Genealogical Office: Ms.111B, fol.38 ; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources