Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Morris (Dunkettle)

A Welsh family descended from Captain William Morris who was granted lands in East and West Carbery, county Cork under the Acts of Settlement. Abraham Morris of Cork, merchant, bought lands in the baronies of Barrymore, Duhallow and Muskerry from the trustees of forfeited estates, 1703. Originally settled at Castle Salem, by the late 18th century Abraham Morris was established at Dunkettle near Cork city. In the 1790s he was elected Member of Parliament for county Cork in a controversial election. In 1851 his grandson, Jonas Morris, married Ellen, only daughter of Silver Charles Oliver of Inchera. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Morris estate was located in the parishes of Shandrum, barony of Orrery and Kilmore, Clondrohid and Drishane, barony of West Muskerry and Ballydeloher and Caherlag, barony of Barrymore. In the 1870s Richard Morris of Dunkettle owned 6,494 acres in county Cork.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Teeveeny House Teeveeny Shandrum Kanturk Dromina 172 Orrery & Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R448 162
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 73
Richmond Dunkettle Caherlag Cork Caherlag 107 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W734 734
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 80
Woodville Dunkettle Caherlag Cork Caherlag 107 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W730 734
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 80
Dunkettle Dunkettle Caherlag Cork Caherlag 107 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W732 729
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 80
Hanover Hall Coolaniddane Clondrohid Macroom Rahalisk 228 West Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W357 758
OS Sheet: 60
Discovery map: 79
Farm Hill Teeveeny Shandrum Kanturk Dromina 172 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R453 156
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Colthurst of Blarney estate papers, including deeds, rentals, correspondence, maps & plans, photographs & other material relating to Colthurst, Morris, Oliver, Jefferyes & other families. 1602-1960s. U196 & 196A ; Cork City and County Archives
  • Memorandum relating to John Morris, 1763-1840, a director of the East India Company and possibly son of Catherine Rogers of Lota, Co. Cork, who married Charles Morris in 1765. M.6117 ; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources