Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Cummins (Cork)

A family established in the Cork city locality from the mid 18th century. A number of doctors were among the family members in the 19th and 20th centuries. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Cummins family held land in the parish of Carrigtohill, barony of Barrymore, county Cork. Nicholas Cummins was among the principal lessors in the parish of Kilmeen, barony of East Carbery, at the same time. Houses and premises in the north east suburbs of Cork city belonging to Elizabeth Farren and Nicholas Marshall Cummins were advertised for sale in July 1853. This rental includes a lithograph of part of Glanmire. A county Cork estate of 1,128 acres and some tithes in county Kildare were advertised for sale by members of the Cummins family, devisees of Joseph King Cummins in June 1854. This sale included part of Lotabeg and Myrtleville. The latter property was offered for sale again in July 1863 as part of the estate of Nicholas Cummins. In the 1870s James John Cummins of Cork owned 1,351 acres in county Cork, Thomas Mannix Cummins of Ringmeen, Queenstown owned 684 acres in county Cork and 741 in county Tipperary and John Cummins of Annmount owned 297 acres in county Cork.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Myrtleville Cottage Kilmichael East Templebreedy Kinsale Templebreedy 202 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W797586
OS Sheet: 99
Discovery map: 87
Woodville Dunkettle Caherlag Cork Caherlag 107 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W730 734
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 80
Annmount Lackenroe Caherlag Cork Caherlag 107 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W771 735
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 80
Caherconway House Caher Kilmeen Clonakilty Rossmore 51 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W343457
OS Sheet: 122
Discovery map: 89
Ballydulea Ballydulea Templerobin Cork Queenstown Rural Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W807 682
OS Sheet: 87
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Cummins, 15 June 1854, Vol 29 (20), MRGS 39/013, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (Burke), Farren & Cummins, 25 July 1853, Vol 35; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Cummins, 7 July 1863, Vol 69, MRGS 39/034, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Cummins family of county Cork (Leader Collection); Irish Genealogical Research Society Library
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Nicholas Cummins of Cork and to his great grandson, Major Henry Alfred Cummins, R. A. M. C., second son of William Jackson Cummins, M. D., of Cork, son of Robert King Cummins of Belmount, Co. Cork, April 17, 1899. GO Ms.111, pp.39-40 ; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources