Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Davis (Dromdihy)

William Davis was agent to the Brooke estate in county Cork in the early 19th century. His son, Roger Green Davis, succeeded his father in this role. In the mid 19th century Roger Green Davis held an estate in the parishes of Ardagh, Clonpriest, Ightermurragh, Killeagh, Kilmacdonogh and Youghal, barony of Imokilly, county Cork, much of it was leased from the Brooke estate. Roger G. Davis was the petitioner for the sale of the estate of John Kidney, a minor, at Pike Park, Youghal, in September 1860 and he was the petitioner for the sale of John Joyce's estate at Ballinlough/Ballynalahagh, barony of Imokilly in 1864. The 493 acre estate of Roger Green Davis at Drumdiah, barony of Imokilly, county Cork and Railstown, barony of Middlethird, county Tipperary, was advertised for sale in July 1863. Railstown and over 1,400 acres in the baronies of Imokilly and Fermoy were advertised for sale in November 1872 by the trustees and executors of Roger Green Davis, deceased. Roger Green Davis had a son, John, a barrister, and a daughter, Anne Margaret, who, in 1847, married James Butler of Waterville, county Kerry. The Butler genealogy in Burkes (1904) states that Roger Green Davis was a son of William Davis and his wife Margaret, daughter of Roger Green of Youghal. Margaret Butler of Dublin owned 527 acres in county Cork in the 1870s. At the same time the representatives of Roger Greene Davis owned 2,253 acres in county Cork. In the mid 19th century Roger G. Davis' son, John G. Davis, held five townlands in the parish of Rahan, barony of Fermoy, county Cork. [In the 1870s John Davis of Rathpeacon, Cork, owned 3,167 acres in county Cork. ]

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Breeda House Breeda Ardagh Youghal Ardagh 334 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: X013851
OS Sheet: 55
Discovery map: 81
Ballyglassin House Ballyglassin Killeagh Youghal Killeagh 337 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: X030 771
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 81
Dromdihy Dromdihy Killeagh Youghal Killeagh 337 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: X007 773
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 81
Gortnagappul Gortnagappul Killeagh Youghal Killeagh 337 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: X006 781
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Lismore Castle Papers, Collection List 129; National Library of Ireland
  • Brooke of Killeagh Papers, comprising letters, correspondence, tenants memorials, rentals & valuations re successive generations of the Supple/Brooke family including Richard Supple; Sir Richard Brooke, 1st Bt; Sir Arthur Brooke, 2nd Bt; Sir William Brooke, 3rd Bt; & Sir Richard Brooke, 4th Bt; & the administration of their estate in Co. Cork centred around the small town of Killeagh, between Castlemartyr and Youghal. Also includes material relating to the Hull family, previous owners of the Killeagh estate, 1700-1854. T2975 ; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Pedigree of the Davies family of Co Cork, 20th century. M. 6045; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Davis, 7 July 1863, Vol 69 (31a), MRGS 39/034, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Butler, Kift, Green, 5 Nov 1872, Vol 108 (5), MRGS 39/050, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Kidney, (Pike Park, Youghal), 20 Sept 1860, Vol 60 (5), MRGS 39/030, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Joyce, (Ballinlough), 17 May 1867, Vol 85 (41), MRGS 39/041, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of the Davies family of Co. Cork, 20th c. M.6045; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), John, Bowles, Hopkins, Davis (Youghal premises), 8 Jan 1859, Vol 55 (1), MRGS 39/028, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association survey files, Parish of Killeagh; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources