Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Spratt (Pencil Hill)

This Spratts descend from a member of a Somerset family, the Reverend Devereux Spratt, who acquired estates in counties Cork and Wexford in the mid 17th century. The Spratts intermarried with their neighbours, the Foott family of Springfort Hall and Carrigacunna Castle, on a number of occasions. It was through one of these marriages that the Spratts came to own Pencil Hill. The Spratts were located in the parish of Caherduggan, barony of Fermoy, while Messrs Spratt, Nagle and others held land in the parish of Brigown, barony of Condons and Clangibbon. In the 1870s members of the Spratt family of Pencil Hill, Mallow, owned over 850 acres in county Cork between them, while Spratt and Horace owned 860 acres.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Pencil Hill Baltydaniel East Caherduggan Mallow Caherduggan 241 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R556 032
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 73
Ballyenahan Ballyenahan South Derryvillane Mitchelstown Derryvillane 290 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R727 081
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 73
Ballybeg (Mitchelstown) Ballybeg Brigown Mitchell'stown Kilphelan Condons & Clangibbon Cork OSI Ref: R815098
OS Sheet: 19
Discovery map: 74

Archival sources

  • Irish Tourist Association survey files, Parish of Ballindangan (?) [Ballyanahan]; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources