Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Barry (Leamlara)

At the beginning of the 18th century the head of this family was Standish Barry, son of David Barry of Leamlara, county Cork and Catherine Grady of Elton, county Limerick. In 1708 Standish Barry married Eleanor Quin of Adare, county Limerick and had a number of children. Their grandson, Standish Barry, married Margaret Roche in 1787 and their daughter Penelope purchased Leamlara from her brother, Garrett S. Barry. In January 1851 the estate of Garrett Standish Barry amounting to over 2,500 acres in the barony of Barrymore was advertised for sale. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Penelope Barry held an estate in the parish of Ballycurrany, barony of Barrymore. In the 1870s she owned 672 acres in county Cork. Other purchasers of the estate sales in 1851 and 1852 such as Richard Butler, William Dutton, Edmund Burke Roche and Robert Morrogh are given on the askaboutireland website. see

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Leamlara Leamlara Ballycurrany Middleton Lisgoold 271 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W817 793
OS Sheet: 64
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Standish Barry Estate Papers, include a bound volume of estate maps, covering 16 townlands, with lists of tenants, 1846: an undated rental and photographs, by Guy & Co., Cork of Leamlara House & of the Lodge, Leamlara, size 29 cm x 38 cm. Also newspaper extracts of advertisements & reports re sale of parts of Leamlara estate in Encumbered Estates' Court. ; Cork County Library
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Barry, 14 Jan 1851, Vol 5 (10) & 1 Juky 1852, Vol 17 (3), MRGS 39/002 & 39/007, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Sarsfield Papers include deed of sale David Barry of Leamlara to Robert Warren of Warrenscourt of lands at Lisgoold, Co Cork, 22 Feb 1763. D 26,129; National Library of Ireland
  • Bond of Mary Barry, widow of Garret Barry, Leamlara to the Earl of Caltrim, 1792. U.26; Cork City and County Archives
  • Pedigree of Barry of Leamlary, Co. Cork, Bavaria and Mutzig in Alsatia, c.1575-1767 and 1561 -- 1771. GO Ms.165, pp.47-9 & 156-9 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers of Barry family of Springvale, Ballyneety, Co Limerick & Leamlara, Co Cork, mainly relating to the Sandville branch of the Barry family & the activities of James Grene Barry, mainly 19th century. P20 ; University of Limerick: Special Collections and Information Services, Glucksman Library

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Modern printed sources