Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Mitchell (Mitchellsfort)

Originally a Quaker family who came to Cork from Bristol in the mid 17th century. Thomas Mitchell was granted a 2,000 acre estate in the Watergrasshill locality, north of Cork city in the 1680s. Thomas married twice and the Mitchellsfort branch of the family are descended from his son Joshua and the Aghadda branch from Joshua's half brother Thomas. Joshua's descendant Henry Brasier Mitchell held an estate in the parishes of Ardnageehy and Kilquane, barony of Barrymore, county Cork in the mid 19th century. He was the second son of Brooke Brazier of Bally Ellis, county Cork, and his wife Ellen daughter and co heiress of Henry Mitchell of Mitchellsfort, county Cork. He assumed the additional name of Mitchell when he succeeded to Mitchellsfort. In November 1861 the estate of Henry B. Mitchell at Mitchellsfort and Barnardstown, barony of Barrymore, amounting to 1,245 acres was advertised for sale. In the 1870s Henry B. Mitchell of Leimroy Castle, Bangor, Wales owned 557 acres in county Cork.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Bishop's Island Bishop's Island Ardnageehy Fermoy Watergrasshill 151 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W751 837
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 80
Mitchellsfort/Fellfort Mitchellsfort Kilquane Cork Knockraha 108 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W754 828
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 80

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Mitchell, 26 Nov 1861, Vol 63 (45) & 24 June 1862, Vol 65 (72), MRGS 39/032 & 39/033, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Mitchell of Aghadda, Co. Cork, c.1690 -- c.1821. Genealogical Office: Ms.169, p.270 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms to Fanny Mitchell, only child of Thomas William O'Brien Mitchell of Aghadda, Co. Cork, only child of Michael Mitchell of Aghadda, 3rd and youngest son of Thomas Mitchell of Aghadda and wife of Robert Plampin, May 23, 1822. Genealogical Office: Ms.106, p. 141 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Mitchell of Co. Cork, c. 1750 -- 1809. Genealogical Office: Ms. 168, p.59 ; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources