Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Nagle (Ballygriffin & Annakisha)

This family are descended from James Nagle (died 1678) of Annakissy or Annakisha, near Mallow, county Cork, and his wife, Honora Nugent. They had a number of sons including Pierce of Annakisha and David of Ballygriffen. Nano Nagle, who founded the Presentation Sisters, was born at Ballygriffin in 1718. From the mid 18th century members of the Nagle family of Ballygriffin lived at Bath in England and purchased English estates at Calverleigh and Templeton. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, Joseph Chichester Nagle held land in the parishes of Carrigleamleary, Castletownroche, Clenor, Glanworth, Killathy, Litter, Mallow, Monanimy and Rahan, barony of Fermoy. Joseph Chichester Nagle of Calverleigh Court, Tiverton, Devon, was the son of Charles Chichester and his wife, Mary ffrench of Rahasane, county Galway. His materal grandfather was Joseph Nagle of Ballygriffin, county Cork, and Joseph assumed the surname of Nagle in 1859. In the mid 1870s, Joseph C. Nagle owned 2,828 acres and James Nagle of Limerick owned 1,074 acres in county Cork. Pierce Nagle was the son of James Nagle and in 1790 Pierce married Christina Morrogh. [Their son] Pierce Nagle of Annakisha House also held land in the parishes of Carrigleamleary, Castletownroche and Monanimy, barony of Fermoy at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Pierce Nagle's estate of 5,422 acres in the barony of Fermoy and city of Cork including Annakisha and Mount Nagle was advertised for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in June 1851. The Freeman's Journal reported that many of the lots were purchased by Charles Geoghegan, some in trust for the owner. The Nagles of Mount Nagle were descended from a younger son of Pierce Nagle of Annakisha. O'Connell gives detailed family histories of the different branches of the Nagle family in ''The Irish Genealogist''.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Carrigoon Lackanamona Carrigleamleary Mallow Carrig 249 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W601 996
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 80
Mount Nagle Mountnagle Carrigleamleary Mallow Carrig 249 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R586 017
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 73
Annakisha Annakisha North Clenor Mallow Clenor 253 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R611 031
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 73
Ballygriffin Ballygriffin Monanimy Mallow Monanimy 254 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W642 999
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 80
Carrigacunna Castle Carrigacunna Monanimy Mallow Monanimy 254 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R650 001
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 73
Oldtown House (Fermoy) Carrigaunroe Templeroan Mallow Shanballymore 243 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R670 068
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 73
Garnavilla Garnavilla Caher Clogheen Caher 65 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S067 212
OS Sheet: 81
Discovery map: 74

Archival sources

  • Blake Papers, Ballyglunin (including papers relating to the Ffrench family of Rahasane). LE7; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Nagle, 27 June 1851, Vol 8 (41), MRGS 39/004, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Langrishe Papers, includes will of Richard Nagle of Mount Nagle, died 1757, proved 1764 . Small Accs Index 1/714. T.12765b No 31 p 77; National Archives of Ireland
  • Harding, Rootham & Stallard of Barnstaple, Solicitors' collection, includes draft mortgage & other papers relating to land in Co. Cork, Ireland (Chichester Nagle and Clay families), 1837 - 1848. 1777 B/ET36-39; North Devon Record Office, Barnstaple
  • Abstract of title of Pierce Nagle to Ardkillyhean als Naglesboro, Co. Cork, citing documents, 1688-1837 with opinion, 1842 and Landed Estates Court rental for sale June 27, 1851. M.5705 (1-2) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Nagle of Anaghkissy and Mount Nagle, Co. Cork, and Donower and Jamestown, Co. Westmeath, 1632 -- 1808. GO Ms.112, p.314 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Abstracts of title of William Hamilton to the lands of Dundannion, Co, Cork and to Clanor, Annakista and Carrigamoe, Fermoy Barony, Co. Cork, citing documents from 1696, including lease from A. St. Leger to P. Nagle of Clanor, Nov. 12, 1696. M. 5573 (1-2) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Photocopy of will of Richard Nagle, Garnavilla, Co. Tipperary, 18 March 1812. 999/668/1; National Archives of Ireland
  • S.Gordon & Son, solicitor's collection includes, papers relating to property in Cos. Tipperary (in and near Clonmel and Cashel), Waterford, Dublin and Louth of the Gordon family, with associated names of Lindop, Nagle and Delany, 1703-1897. Small Accs. Index 103, D. 17,178-282; M. 2066-8; T. 7101-10 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association survey files, Parishes of Killavullen and Mallow; Cork County Library

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Modern printed sources