Landed Estates
NUI Galway


An estate of 429 acres belonging to John Litchfield and located at Cloyne, barony of Imokilly and in the barony of West Carbery, county Cork, was advertised for sale in April 1870. The estate of Sarah Litchfield, widow of John Litchfield, in the barony of Imokilly, was advertised for sale in November 1882. It was advertised again in May 1883 but the sale was adjourned due to lack of bidding. This property at Ballymallowmore [Ballymaloe] and Parkylissig was originally leased to Abraham Forster by Richard Longfield in May 1790. The lease was renewed in 1841 to Abraham Thomas Forster. Soon after Forster's interest became vested in John Litchfield, who is recorded as occupying Ballymaloe in the early 1850s. In the 1870s John Litchfield of Ballymaloe owned 417 acres in county Cork.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Factory Hill Kilcoolishal Caherlag Cork Caherlag 107 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W739 729
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 80
Ballymaloe Ballymaloe More Kilmahon Middleton Ightermurragh 262 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W948 680
OS Sheet: 89
Discovery map: 81
Creggane House Creggane Ross Clonakilty Ross Carbery 57 East Carbery (West) Galway OSI Ref: W298353
OS Sheet: 143
Discovery map: 89

Archival sources

  • Land Judges’ Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Litchfield, 10 Nov 1882, Vol 144 (26), MRGS 39/064, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Litchfield, 22 Apr 1870, Vol 96 (32), MRGS 39/046, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • William Litchfield, Ballymaloe, Cloyne, farm account book. (Original in possession of Mrs Myrtle Allen Ballymaloe), 1870-1917. U178; Cork City and County Archives

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources