Landed Estates
NUI Galway


In 1703 the purchase by Matthias Erberry of Ballincollig, county Cork, of the lands of Cahirbaroole, barony of Muskerry, part of the estate of the Earl of Clancarty, was enrolled. By the beginning of the 18th century Matthias Earbery was leasing land in the parish of Donaghmore, barony of East Muskerry, county Cork, from the family of Bishop Crowe of Cloyne, county Cork. O'Connell writes that by 1786 Christopher Earberry held 6 townlands in the locality and that Timothy Mahoney had become his agent. An attack was perpertraited against Mahoney by Whiteboys in December 1788 which led to three executions. In the mid 18th century Matthias Earberry of Inchinappa, county Wicklow, married Elizabeth Barbara daughter of Major Henry Crofton, a nephew of Michael Crofton of Lurga, county Leitrim. Matthias Earberry was Member of Parliament for Lanesborough 1769-1776 and had two daughters, his co heirs. The younger daughter Maria Anastasia married the Reverend Henry William Crofton, a younger son of Sir Hugh Crofton, 2nd Baronet. The Earbery estate passed by this marriage to the Crofton family.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Shandangan House Shandangan West Cannaway Macroom Cannaway 210 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W406 691
OS Sheet: 71
Discovery map: 86

Archival sources

  • Papers of the Earbery & Crofton families of Co. Cork. MSS 3575-3587; Trinity College Dublin
  • List of tenants on the Earbery estate, Co Cork, circa 1800. MS 5257; National Library of Ireland
  • Workmens' accounts re Earbery estate Co Wicklow, 1820-1840. MSS 5258-5260; National Library of Ireland
  • Rental & cash accounts of Earbery estate, Co Cork with leases, 1788-1815. MS 7403; National Library of Ireland
  • Crofton Papers, family correspondence, 1793-1834. Microfilm P 2936; National Library of Ireland
  • Crofton Papers, re Crofton & Earbery families & estates in Cos Leitrim, Cavan, Cork, Monaghan & Wicklow. MS 20,773-20,806 & D 26,886-27,010 ; National Library of Ireland
  • "Photostat" copy of a map of Ballyvodane, Laccabane, Knockarourk and Goulane, in the baronies of Barretts and East Muskerry, Co. Cork. Surveyed for Miss E. R. Earbery by M. Fitzgerald. 1819. 15 B. 14 (31) ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals and accounts of the Crofton estates in Cos Cavan and Monaghan and of the Earberry property later Crofton, Co Cork, 1769, 1783-1814, 1823-1851. Ms 8150; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources