Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Roberts (Kilmoney)

This family are a junior branch of the Roberts family of Brightfieldstown, county Cork, baronets. In 1718 Hodder Roberts of Bridgetown, county Cork, married Jane Watkins, of Oldcourt, barony of Fermoy. From their sons Watkins and Michael descend the Roberts of Shanballymore and Kilmoney Abbey. Burke's "Landed Gentry of Ireland" (1904) states that Michael inherited part of the lands of Glanworth and other estates in county Cork from his uncle Michael. At the time of Griffith's Valuation his descendant Michael Roberts held extensive property in the parishes of Carrigaline and Glanworth while John Roberts held land in the parish of Templeroan. . Premises in Cork city and mills at Knockanemore, barony of East Muskerry and at Carrigaline, barony of Kerricurrihy and other lands were advertised for sale in October 1858, part of the estate of Michael Roberts. In June 1863 the estate of Michael Roberts and William Poulter Roberts in and near the city of Cork was advertised for sale. This sale included Mount Rivers. Many of the lots in this sale were purchased by Mr. Davis. In June 1867 the estate of John Roberts in the barony of Fermoy, amounting to over 1,100 acres was advertised for sale. Mr. Michael Maguire was the main purchaser. In the 1870s, various members of this family owned between 800 and 1000 acres in county Cork. Shanballymore Lower including the house and demesne, the estate of John Roberts was advertised for sale again in May 1884.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mount Rivers (Carrigaline) Kilnaglery Carrigaline Cork Carrigaline Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W731620
OS Sheet: 87
Discovery map: 87
Ravenswood or Monroe House Carrigaline West Carrigaline Cork Carrigaline Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W713630
OS Sheet: 86 + 87
Discovery map: 87
Beaver Lodge & Carrigaline Mill Carrigaline West Carrigaline Cork Carrigaline Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W728625
OS Sheet: 86, 87
Discovery map: 87
Carrigaline West Carrigaline West Carrigaline Cork Carrigaline Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W715627
OS Sheet: 86
Discovery map: 87
Kilmoney Abbey Kilmoney Kilmoney Kinsale Liscleary 201 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W718622
OS Sheet: 86,87,98,99
Discovery map: 87
Ardmore House Ardmore Marmullane Cork Monkstown 76 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W756694
OS Sheet: 75, 87
Discovery map: 87
Sandville Sandville Glanworth Fermoy Glanworth West 144 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R737 038
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 73
Renny Renny Lower Kilcummer Fermoy Kilcummer 131 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W703 995
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 80
Shanballymore Shanballymore Lower Templeroan Mallow Shanballymore 243 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R675 068
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 73
Mota Mota Kilbarron Borrisokane Kilbarron 10 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R821 953
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 53

Archival sources

  • W.B. Scott, solicitor's collection, contains many records re land transactions in Cos Clare, Limerick & Cork, 18th-19th centuries, including marriage settlement of George F. Hodder & Elizabeth Townsend Roberts of Kilmoney Abbey, 1843. Small Accs Index 76, D.10,902 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Roberts (Shanballymore), 2 May 1884, Vol 146 (50), MRGS 39/064, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Roberts, (Bridgetown), 21 Aug 1851, Vol 10 (48), MRGS 39/004, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Roberts, 2 June 1863, Vol 68 (29), MRGS 39/034, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Roberts, 7 June 1867, Vol 85 (63), MRGS 39/041, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Roberts, 12 Oct 1858, Vol 53 (25), MRGS 39/027, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Roberts, (Mota), 28 May 1850, Vol 1 (36) & 15 Apr 1851, Vol 6 (33), MRGS 39/001 & 39/002, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Passage West; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources