Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Clarke (Carrigtohill)

Descended from a merchant family of Cork city, William Clarke was created a baronet in 1804 in recognition of his military service in the British Army. His eldest son Sir William Henry St Lawrence Clarke 2nd Baronet was born in 1801 and in 1827 married Elizabeth Barbara only child and heir of John Moore Travers of Clifton, county Cork. The 2nd Baronet assumed the additional surname of Travers in 1853. In the mid 19th century the Clarke estate was mainly in the parishes of Carrigtohill, barony of Barrymore and Mogeely, barony of Imokilly and in the 1870s amounted to 737 acres. At the same time Lady Clarke Travers of Rosmore, county Cork and Hyde Park, London, is recorded as the owner of 1,432 acres in county Cork.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Anngrove Anngrove Carrigtohill Middleton Carrigtohill 270 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W806 743
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 81
Rockville Carrigtohill Carrigtohill Middleton Carrigtohill 270 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W821 734
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 81
Rossmore Rossmore Mogeesha Middleton Carrigtohill 270 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W826 707
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 81
Barryscourt Barryscourt Carrigtohill Middleton Carrigtohill 270 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W822 722
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Copy of royal licence to Sir William St. Laurence Clarke of Rossmore, Co. Cork, Bart., to take the name Travers and quarter firstly the arms of Travers, March 8, 1853. GO Ms.152, pp.168-73 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Grant of arms being Travers quartering Clarke, to Sir William St. Laurence Clark, Bart., of Rossmore and Dame Elizabeth Barbara Travers, his wife, on assuming under Royal Licence and in compliance with the will of John Moore Travers, late of Clifton, the name and arms of Travers, April 12, 1853. GO Ms.107, pp.426-7 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of Arms to William Clarke of the City of Cork, eldest son of Silvester Clarke by Catherine Atkins, with account of relationships June 4, 1804. GO Ms.105, p.23 ; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources