Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Ware (Woodfort)

The Wares were Elizabethan settlers in county Cork. Early generations married members of the Newman, Baldwin and Webb families. By the mid 18th century the family were resident at Woodfort. In 1785 Thomas Ware of Woodfort married Mary Beamish of Willsgrove, county Cork and had four sons. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Thomas Ware held land in the parish of Mourneabbey, barony of Barretts. In 1825 Nathaniel Webb Ware married Elizabeth Stawell of Crobeg, Doneraile. The estate of Thomas Ware at Farranivane and Lisnabauree, barony of Kinalmeaky, was advertised for sale in January 1851. In the 1870s Nathaniel Webb Ware of Woodfort owned 1,717 acres and the representatives of Thomas Ware of Mallow owned 1,122 acres in county Cork. In the 1850s the representatives of William Ware were among the principal lessors in the parish of Kinneigh, barony of East Carbery. Over 500 acres of his estate was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court in July 1862. The Irish Times reports that it was purchased by Mr.Murphy.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Woodfort Kilvealaton East Kilshannig Mallow Kilshannig 248 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: W532 972
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 80
Ballyknockane Garrynagearagh Mourneabbey Mallow Ballynamona 247 Barretts Cork OSI Ref: W571 896
OS Sheet: 42
Discovery map: 80

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Ware, 24 Jan 1851, Vol 5 (26), MRGS 39/002, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Ware, 8 July 1862, Vol 66, MRGS 39/033, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources