Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Barry

Burke's Extinct Peerage records the building of Barry's Court castle by Philip de Barry in 1206. This family was very prominent in county Cork in medieval times and held the titles Viscount Buttevant and Earl of Barrymore (from 1628). In 1668 Richard, Earl of Barrymore, was granted 9,698 acres mainly in the barony of Barrymore, county Cork. In the 17th century the Barrys built Castlelyons Castle on the site of an older castle and it was the main Irish residence of the Earls of Barrymore until accidentally burnt in 1771. James Barry (1667-1747) 4th Earl of Barrymore had four sons. The title eventually died out with the death of his great-randson, the 8th Earl of Barrymore, in 1824. The 4th Earl's fourth son John Smith Barry of Marbury in Cheshire married in 1746 Dorothy daughter and co heiress of Hugh Smith of Weald Hall, Essex and a granddaughter of Erasmus Smith. This couple inherited an estate in county Tipperary from the Smiths. They were the grandparents of John Smith Barry of Marbury and Fota, county Cork. The legal documents referred to in John T. Collins' article include reference to the sale of 10,000 acres of the Barrymore estate in 1806. An estate of 1,800 acres was leased to William O'Bryan by James Earl of Barrymore in 1703 and was advertised for sale in 1852 and 1855 as the estate of James Milner Barry.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Buttevant Castle Castleland Buttevant Mallow Buttevant 237 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R542 086
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 73
Anngrove Anngrove Carrigtohill Middleton Carrigtohill 270 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W806 743
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 81
Barryscourt Barryscourt Carrigtohill Middleton Carrigtohill 270 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W822 722
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 81
Berry Hill Kill St Anne South Castlelyons Fermoy Castlelyons 138 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W836 935
OS Sheet: 45
Discovery map: 81
Castle Lyons Kill=saint-annes South Castlelyones Fermoy Castlelyons Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W840926
OS Sheet: 45
Discovery map: 80

Archival sources

  • Pedigree book for Barry family of county Cork (Leader Collection); Irish Genealogical Research Society Library
  • Photostat copies of a rental of [the Barrymore] estate at Castlelyons, 1835-1837 & also of a deed re Lord Barrymore dated 1592. Ms 13,018; National Library of Ireland
  • Copies from Smith Barry Papers of rentals, valuations, accounts & correspondence re estates of Smith Barry family in Cos Louth, Limerick, Tipperary and Cork. Includes papers of Samuel Dickson, Cooks Court [London], land agent to the family in 1755. Also papers re Earl of Barrymore/Earl of Donegal estate in Co. Cork, inherited by Smith Barry family, 1702-1857. T3364 ; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Papers of Smith Barry family estates in Cheshire, London, Yorkshire and Huntingdon, includes family members' wills & brief reference to mortgages on Irish estate, 1596-1924. D2802; Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies Service
  • Chambers and Co., Northwich, Papers include Earl of Barrymore, Marbury Estate. Includes drafts of marriage settlements, family trusts, correspondence on estate, including mineral rights 1889-1926; papers on mortgage and sale of Irish Estate, 1871-1919; Tipperary Estate, rentals and accounts, 1854-78. DCN/72-77 ; Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies Service
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), James Milner Barry, (Skahanagh), 26 July 1852, Vol 18 (6), MRGS 39/008, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), James Milner Barry, (Skahanagh & Coolquane), 2 Apr 1855, Vol 34 (28), MRGS 39/016, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Swayne, Roberoe, Bartaletto, Moy, Monkman, (Skahanagh & Coolequane), 11 June 1858, Vol 52 (21), MRGS 39/025, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland

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