Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Gaskell

This family are descended from William Penn founder of the state of Pennsylvania, United States of America. William Penn of Shanagarry, county Cork had a daughter and heiress Christiana Gulielma Penn who married Peter Gaskell of Bath. They were the parents of Peter Gaskell of Bath and Philadelphia who assumed the additional name of Penn in 1824. His second son Thomas of Ballymaloe, county Cork and Pennsylvania died in 1848 and was succeeded by his brother Peter Penn Gaskell. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Penn Gaskell estate was located mainly in the parish of Kilmahon but also in the parishes of Bohillane and Cloyne, barony of Imokilly. In the 1870s Peter Penn Gaskell of America owned 1,913 acres in county Cork.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Shanagarry Shanagarry North Kilmahon Middleton Ballycottin 264 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W977 667
OS Sheet: 89
Discovery map: 81
Kinoith Shanagarry North Kilmahon Middleton Ballycottin 264 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W978 673
OS Sheet: 89
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Keane, 10 Nov 1876, Vol 126 (11), 1 June 1877, Vol 128 (1), MRGS 39/057 & 39/058, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Shaw, Jagoe & Lane, 14 Jan 1881, Vol 141 (3), MRGS 39/062, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources