Landed Estates
NUI Galway


In June 1853 the estate of John Watkins of the city of Dublin, an insolvent, was advertised for sale. This included the mansion house and demesne of Old Court and about 2,000 acres at Wallstown, Ballyellis, Ballyandrew and Lougheagle in the barony of Fermoy, county Cork. Most of this land was held on a lease dated 1724 from the Earl of Doneraile to John Watkins. Old Court was leased to John Stawell in 1813 by John Watkins and St Leger John Watkins. The Freeman's Journal gives details of the various purchasers.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Old Court (Doneraile) Oldcourt Doneraile Mallow Doneraile 242 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R595 087
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Watkins, 24 June 1853, Vol 21 (52), MRGS 39/010, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

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