Landed Estates
NUI Galway


In October 1856 almost 100 acres of the estate of Henrietta Sarah White and Charlotte Mary Dorman White was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. Their mother, Charlotte Mary Dorman was the heiress to Thomas Dorman, of Raffeen House, county Cork. She had married Robert Hedges Eyre White of Glengarriffe Castle. Sarah Dorman was among the principal lessors in the parish of Kilmacabea, barony of East Carbery, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. The representatives of Sarah Dorman, Dunmanway, owned 473 acres in county Cork in the 1870s.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Raffeen House Raffeen Liscleary Cork Monkstown 76 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W745651
OS Sheet: 87
Discovery map: 87
Cloonkeen House (Kilmacabea) Cloonkeen East Kilmacabea Skibbereen Cloonkeen 318 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W237403
OS Sheet: 134
Discovery map: 89

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), White/Dorman, 18 October 1856, Vol 41, MRGS 39/020, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Dorman Collection IE BL/SC/OD Nine diaries, family tree and other documents relating to the Dorman family of Raffeen and Scilly, Kinsale. ; University College Cork, Boole Library Archives
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Richard Dorman of Monygormy, Co. Cork who died 1749 and to his descendant, Surgeon General John Cotter Dorman of Rampart House, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Dec. 17, 1908. GO Ms.111, pp.237-8 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Supplementary report on papers in the Kinsale Museum (from 1666), relating to the Elwell, Chudleigh, Bishop and Dorman families, and to property in the town and liberties of Kinsale. No 352; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources