Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Hobson (Cos Cork & Wexford)

The first member of the Le Hunte family to settle in county Wexford was an officer in Cromwell's army. By the beginning of the 19th century Richard Le Hunte was resident at Artramont, Castlebridge, county Wexford. Richard's daughter Maria Alicia married in 1820 Samuel Meade Hobson son of Samuel M. Hobson of Muckridge, county Cork. In the 1870s Samuel Le Hunte Hobson of London owned 124 acres in county Cork and 1,464 acres in county Wexford. His estate in both counties was advertised for sale in April 1872. At the same time the Reverend John Meade Hobson of Adamstown, Enniscorthy, county Wexford, owned 970 acres in county Tipperary. In the mid 19th century the Reverend Richard Hobson held land in the parish of Colman, barony of Middlethird, county Tipperary.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Muckridge House Muckridge Demesne Youghal Youghal Youghal Rural 339 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: X086 796
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Hobson, 19 Apr 1872, Vol 105 (45), MRGS 39/049, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • L.E.C. rental of Muckridge, Co Cork & lands in Co Wexford, 1872. 999/533/12; National Archives of Ireland
  • Detailed abstracts of wills of Hobson of Wexford, of Lackin, Co. Tipperary and of Co. Clare, 1665 -- 1782. Genealogical Office: Ms.141, p.12 ; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources