Landed Estates
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Jephson-Norreys (Mallow Castle)

Following the Desmond Rebellion in the 16th century, Mallow Castle was granted to Sir John Norreys, Lord President of Munster. His niece Elizabeth married Sir John Jephson in 1607 and their descendants lived at Mallow Castle for almost 400 years. The Jephson estate was situated in the parish of Mallow, barony of Fermoy, county Cork. Sir C.D. Jephson Norreys is recorded as holding at least 5 townlands there in the mid 19th century. In the 1870s Sir Denham Jephson Norreys owned 698 acres in county Cork. He died in 1888 and the title became extinct as his two unmarried sons had predeceased him.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mallow Castle Castlelands Mallow Mallow Mallow North Urban 251 & South Urban 252 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W564 983
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 80
Cortigan Bearforest Lower Mallow Mallow Mallow North Urban 251 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W564 977
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 80

Archival sources

  • Fifty six letters and papers relating to the political activities of C. D. O. Jephson, M. P. of Mallow, mainly concerning the 1830 election, 1825-30. Microfilm P 3751; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms being Norreys quartering Jephson to Charles Denham Orlando Jephson M. P., of Mallow on his assuming under Royal Licence the name and arms of Jephson Norreys, July 1, 1838. GO Ms.107, pp.144-5 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Brief of a suit in Chancery on behalf of Sir Jephson Norreys, Bart., administrator of Denham Jephson against Clement Hume and others in respect of lands in County Cork, 1840. Ms 5881; National Library of Ireland
  • Draft pedigrees of Jephson of Mallow, 1556 -- 1814. GO MS 803: 13; National Library of Ireland
  • Detailed abstracts of wills of Jephson of Proyle, Co. Hampshire, of Mallow, of Lismore, Co. Waterford, of Cork City, of Carrick on Suir, 1635 -- 1789. GO MS 141, p.170 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of royal licence to Charles Denham Orlando Jephson to take the name Norreys after that of Jephson and to quarter firstly Norreys, July 18, 1838. GO Ms.151, pp.363-4 & 372 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Deeds relating to the town of Mallow & the Jephson & Nash families, 1718-1864. 999/403; National Archives of Ireland
  • Jephson Norreys Papers, including rentals 1841-1867, workmens' accounts & letter books, 19th century, in Mallow Castle in 1975, see James S. Donnelly's book; Private Possession
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Macroom; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources