Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Phaires or Phayres of Cork are descended from Colonel Robert Phaire, a Cromwellian soldier and Governor of Cork who died in 1682 possessed of estates in counties Cork, Wexford and Tipperary. His son Onesiphorus Phaire resided at Grange. Successive generations of family members named Onesiphourus and Robert continued to occupy Grange in the 18th century. The Phaire family were related to the Farmers, Purdons, Herberts and Chinnerys. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Edward Phayre held 3 townlands in the parish of Clonmult, barony of Barrymore, county Cork, while Edmund Phayre held land in the parish of Carrigtohill, barony of Barrymore and Robert Phayre held land in the parishes of Clonmeen and Roskeen, barony of Duhallow, county Cork. Lewis refers to the Pallis estate of R. Phayre in 1837. In the 1870s Robert Phayre of England owned 915 acres in the county. William P. Phair and Mary Eliza Phair were involved in the paper millling business and held mills in the Glanmire locality.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Grange (Athnowen) Grange Athnowen Bandon Ballygroman 18 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W562 688
OS Sheet: 85
Discovery map: 86
Clonmult Clonmult Clonmult Middleton Clonmult 274 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W928 838
OS Sheet: 55
Discovery map: 81
Brooklodge House Ballyvisteale Demesne Ballydeloher Cork Caherlag 107 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W755 759
OS Sheet: 80
Discovery map: 64