Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Wigmore

In 1808 Richard Harding Wigmore of Ballynona, county Cork, married Anne Atkins of Firville, near Mallow and they had four sons, Henry, Robert, William and Arthur and two daughters. Kilbarry, parish of Castlelyons, county Cork, was the home of a branch of the Wigmore family in the 19th century. They held the subdenominations of the townland of Kilbarry named Coolenafinoge and Inchinore in the mid 19th century under a fee farm grant. These lands were advertised for sale in May 1854. Henry Wigmore was described as "an insolvent". The Freeman's Journal reported that they were purchased by Richard Carroll for over £1100. Coolenafinoge was advertised for sale again in 1862, the estate of Benjamin Bradshaw Wigmore. Ballynona amounting to over 400 acres the estate of Henry Wigmore was advertised for sale on four dates in 1871 and 1872. It was held on a fee farm grant, dated 2 August 1860, Sir Arthur De Capell Brooke to Henry Wigmore and included the house and demesne of Brookdale. The original lease of Ballynona was from Richard Hull to Henry Wigmore and was dated 1758. The Irish Times reported that Messers. J. Fitzgerald and Mough were the purchasers as well as Mr. Healy, in trust. Henry Wigmore of Ballynona, Midleton, owned 70 acres in county Cork in the 1870s. The Ballynona mill and 8 acres, still in Wigmore possession, was advertised for sale in June 1882.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Kilbarry (Castlelyons) Kilbarry Castlelyons Fermoy Coole 139 Condons & Clangibbon Cork OSI Ref: W882 979
OS Sheet: 36
Discovery map: 81
Frankfort Frankfort Mogeely Fermoy Curraglass 135 Kinnatalloon Cork OSI Ref: W963 931
OS Sheet: 46
Discovery map: 81
Ballynona House Ballynona South Dungourney Middleton Middleton Rural 268 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W929 761
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 81
Glenwood Lodge Ballynona South Dungourney Middleton Middleton Rural 268 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W933 761
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 81
Ballyvodock Ballyvodock West Mogeesha Middleton Middleton Rural 268 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W853 708
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 81
Brookdale House Ballynona South Dungourney Middleton Middleton Rural 268 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W933 763
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 81
Highfort Knockbarry Liscarroll Mallow Liscarroll 240 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R451 107
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Wigmore, 5 May 1854, Vol 27 (42), MRGS 39/012, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Wigmore, 24 Jan 1871, Vol 100 (16) & 23 May 1871, Vol 101 (38), MRGS 39/047, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Wigmore, 2 May, 1 July, 9 Dec 1871, 25 June 1872, Vols 101 (30), 103 (2), 104 (35), 106 (44), MRGS 39/047, 39/048 & 39/049, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Wigmore, 16 June 1882, Vol 143 (49), MRGS 39/063, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources