Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Power (Clonmult)

The Power family were located in the Clonmult locality, Middleton, county Cork, from the late 17th century. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Pierce Power held an estate in the parishes of Britway, Clonmult and Templebodan, barony of Barrymore. Most of his land in the parish of Clonmult was held from Edward Phayre. In 1853 the last renewal of Power's lease was dated 1844. In September 1853 his estate of almost 2,000 acres was advertised for sale. The rental describes Clonmult House as located in a valley sheltered from winds. The Barrymore bog was readvertised in June 1855. Part of the lands of Clonmult amounting to 79 acres, the estate of Thomas Power Lynch, was advertised for sale in March 1878. This land was held on a lease dated 1866 from John Shaw Smith to Thomas P. Lynch.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Clonmult Clonmult Clonmult Middleton Clonmult 274 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W928 838
OS Sheet: 55
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Abstracts from wills of family of Power of Clonmult, Co. Cork, and Fitzgerald of Ballykenelly, 1667 -- 1827. Genealogical Office: Ms.805, p.27; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Power, 22 Sep 1853, Vol 24 (5), MRGS 39/010, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Power, 12 June & 16 Oct 1855, Vol 35 (23) & Vol Vol 36 (13), MRGS 39/016 & 39/017, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lynch, 16 Mar 1878, Vol 131 (25), MRGS 39/059, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitor's collection, include deeds relating to the Smith estate in Clonmult near Midleton, Co. Cork, 1806-1884. D. 23,003-14 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of the family of Power, or le Poer, mainly in England but also in Ireland from the 12th to the 16th century, [Compiled c. 1900?] Ms. 19,926 ; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources