Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Nason

There appear to be two branches of this family. One branch settled at Mellefontstown, county Cork in the 17th century and the other inherited through marriage the Newtown estate, Rathcormack, county Cork. At the end of the 18th century Richard Nason of the Mellefontstown family was living at Bettyville. In 1787 he married Catherine Sherlock and had seven daughters, who married members of the Nason, Gaggin, Crofts, Sherlock and Cotter families. The other branch of the Nason family was located at Kilavullen and Newtown. In 1779 John Nason of Newtown married Catherine Bruce and they had three sons John, William and the Reverend George who was resident in the rectory at Aghern in the mid 19th century. In 1808, John married Elizabeth Nason of Bettyville. Their eldest son, the Reverend William Henry Nason, was rector of Rathcormack. Henry T.K. Nason, John Nason and the representatives of Richard Nason held land in the parishes of Glanworth, Mallow and Clondulane, barony of Fermoy and Castlelyons, Gortroe and Templenacarriga, barony of Barrymore, county Cork in the mid 19th century. The 1,314 acre estate of Henry Thomas King Nason in the barony of West Carbery (East), Fermoy and Barrymore, held under fee farm grant from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners was advertised for sale. In November 1884 an estate of over 800 acres at Caherdesert and Caherduggan East, barony of Barrymore, Waterdyke, barony of Fermoy, county Cork and Drumbane, barony of Owney and Arra, county Tipperary, belonging to Arthur Nason was advertised for sale. Some of these lands were held on leases to Henry Thomas King Nason. In the 1870s a number of Nason family members held estates of 500+ acres. The head of the Newtown family the Reverend William Henry Nason owned 2,679 acres in county Cork.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Bettyville Bettyville Clondulane Fermoy Coole 139 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W843 992
OS Sheet: 36
Discovery map: 81
Mellefontstown Mellefontstown Gortroe Fermoy Kilcor 136 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W845 885
OS Sheet: 45
Discovery map: 81
Terramount Terramount Rathcormack Fermoy Rathcormack 150 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W815 925
OS Sheet: 44
Discovery map: 80
Newtown Ballinscurloge Ballynoe Fermoy Ballynoe 134 Kinnatalloon Cork OSI Ref: W939 879
OS Sheet: 46
Discovery map: 81
Newtown Lodge Ballinscurloge Ballynoe Fermoy Ballynoe 134 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W941 876
OS Sheet: 46
Discovery map: 81
Thornhill Carrigmore Knockmourne Fermoy Knockmourne 137 Kinnatalloon Cork OSI Ref: W922 938
OS Sheet: 45
Discovery map: 81
Woodview Woodview Mogeely Fermoy Curraglass 135 Kinnatalloon Cork OSI Ref: W961 921
OS Sheet: 46
Discovery map: 81
Ballygeany Ballygeany Cloyne Middleton Ballycottin 264 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W964 635
OS Sheet: 89
Discovery map: 81
Monaloo Monaloo Mogeely Youghal Kilcrenat 336 Kinnatalloon Cork OSI Ref: W996 857
OS Sheet: 55
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Lismore Castle Papers, Collection List 129; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Nason, 29 Nov 1861, Vol 63 (51), MRGS 39/032, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Nason, 7 Nov 1884, Vol 147 (47), MRGS 39/065, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of a Landed Estates Court partition order relating to the estates of Rev. W. H. Nason and others at Bullerogh and Curroghnalmurry, Co. Cork, Nov. 9, 1863. M. 5706 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Draft pedigrees of Nason of Cork, c.1740 -- 1917 with draft confirmation of arms and family letters of 1845. GO Ms.820(8) ; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources