Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Garde

The Gardes were originally from Kent and settled in county Cork in the mid 17th century. In the 18th century the Garde family were associated with Ballybane, Rathcannon, Polemore, Broomfield, Dunsfort and Ballindinis, county Cork. They were established at Ballynacorra by the end of the 18th century. William Garde of Broomfield and Ballynacorra died childless in 1791 and left his estates to his nephew, Thomas Garde of Ballynacorra and of Garryduff, county Waterford. Thomas Garde was attorney to the Duke of Devonshire in the late 18th century. In 1761 Thomas married Mary Anne Prendergast of Mullogh Abbey, county Tipperary and heir to her brother, Captain Henry Prendergast. Their son, Henry P. Garde, inherited Garryduffe and Ballynacorra and married Catherine Hoare of Annabella, county Cork in 1806. They had two sons, Thomas of Ballynacorra and Garryduffe and Edward of Carewswood. Their daughter, Clotilda, married Francis Rowland of Kilboy House. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the estate of Thomas Garde was located in the parishes of Youghal and Middleton, barony of Imokilly, while his nephew Thomas Hugh Garde held land in the parish of Templenacarriga, barony of Barrymore. John Davis Garde held land in the parish of Ightermurragh, barony of Imokilly. In the 1870s Thomas Garde of Ballinacurra House owned 136 acres in county Cork and 920 acres in county Waterford and Thomas H. Garde and Co of Queenstown owned 341 acres in county Cork. In November 1852 the lands of Garrymore, were advertised for sale, by Charles Sugrue, trustee of estate of Richard D. Garde the younger and John D. Garde. The Reverend Thomas William Garde was curate of the parish of Ightermurragh in 1847 and residentary preacher of Cloyne Cathedral in the 1850s. He was a son of Charles Broderick Garde and grandson of Thomas Garde of Ballindinis.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Bilberry Hill Bilberry Inchinabacky Middleton Middleton Rural 268 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W910 754
OS Sheet: 65
Discovery map: 81
Mountbell Mountbell Killeagh Youghal Killeagh 337 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W996 755
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 81
Carewswood Carewswood Ightermurragh Middleton Ightermurragh 262 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W972 723
OS Sheet: 77
Discovery map: 81
Ballynacorra Ballynacorra Midleton Middleton Cloyne 265 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W881 716
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 81
Broomfield Broomfield East Middleton Middleton Middleton Rural 268 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W888 750
OS Sheet: 65
Discovery map: 81
Knockane Knockane Killeagh Middleton Ightermurragh 262 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W983 740
OS Sheet: 77
Discovery map: 81
Dunsfort Dunsfort Middleton Middleton Middleton Rural 268 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W906 738
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 81
Loughatalia Loughatalia Middleton Middleton Cloyne 265 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W880 703
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 81
Ballindinis Ballindinis Mogeely Middleton Ightermurragh 262 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W982745
OS Sheet: 77
Discovery map: 81
Garryduff House Garryduff Templemichael Youghal Templemichael 102 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X060818
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 81
Ballygagin Ballygagin (Garde) Kilrush Dungarvan Dungarvan Rural 20 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X232931
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 82

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Sugrue & Garde (lands of Garrymore), 5 Nov 1852, Vol 15 (41) & Vol 18 (56), MRGS 39/007 & 39/008, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Garde, 18 Mar 1858, Vol 50 (59), MRGS 39/024, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Peterson & Garde, (Caherduggan, Ballymacsliney, Co Cork, Railstown, Co Tipperary), 20 Nov 1866, Vol 83 (35), MRGS 39/040, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Chatsworth Papers, include photocopies of letters from Thomas Garde to the Duke of Devonshire, 1790. T3158; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • A collection of abstracts of deeds concerning the Garde family of Mt. Bell, of Garrymore, of Kilegh, of Rathoalin, of Ballinacurra, of Ballyboy, of Bloomfield, of Knockanvin, of Youghal, of Evergeen, of Bilberry Hill, of City of Cork and of City of Dublin, 1780 -- 1810. Genealogical Office: Ms.144, pp.71-88 ; National Library of Ireland

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