Landed Estates
NUI Galway


In the early 18th century the Stannards were located in counties Limerick and Cork. They were related to the Eaton/Easton, Travers and Aldworth families. Wills in the National Archives connect this family with Ballyhooly and Stannards Grove, barony of Fermoy [and Stannards Grove, Blackrock,] county Cork. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Edward Stannard held land in the parish of Killathy, barony of Fermoy, county Cork. In March 1853 his estate in the barony of Fermoy amounting to 1,233 acres was advertised for sale. Mrs Mary Campion was the tenant of 831 acres. A note on the sale rental records the purchase of Lot 2 Lisnagourneen by John Smith in 1853. In the 1870s the representatives of Edward Stannard owned 150 acres and Edward Stannards of Wexford owned 163 acres in county Cork. Grove White notes under Ballydoyle, parish of Castletownroche, barony of Fermoy, that this townland originally belonged to the Stannard family and passed to the Eustace family by the marriage in 1800 of Reverend Charles Eustace of Robertstown, county Kildare and Cassandra, daughter and co heir of John Stannard of Ballydoyle, county Cork. Another branch of this family lived in county Kilkenny. Robert R. Stannard of The Grange, Ballyragget, Kilkenny, owned 1,024 acres in county Tipperary and 1,395 acres in county Kilkenny in the 1870s. This family had family connections with the McAdams of county Clare through the marriage of Elizabeth, daughter of John Lannigan Stannard, with Philip MacAdam of Blackwater in 1825.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Stannard's Grove Carrigdownane Lower Carrigdownane Mitchelstown Derryvillane 290 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R732 076
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Stannard, 10 March 1853, Vol 20 (56), MRGS 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Langrishe Papers, include copies & abstracts of wills of Stannard of Kilmallock, Co Limerick and Ballyhooley, Co Cork & related families, 18th century. Small Accs Index 1/714. T.12765b No 21-30, pp 55, 59, 60-61, 64, 73; National Archives of Ireland
  • Documents relating to the Stannard family and property in Co Cork, 1678-1879. Acc No 2002/28; National Archives of Ireland
  • Beamish and Crawford Papers, mainly legal papers arising from the sale of the Stanard Incumbered Estate, c.1850, involving lands in Co Waterford and in the baronies of Fermoy and Barrymore, Co. Cork, including an account book, c. 1811. Ms. U./122 ; University College Cork, Boole Library Archives
  • Copy of grant of arms to Captain Charles Legge Eustace on his assuming under Royal Licence and in compliance with the will of Charles Stannard Eustace of Robertstown, Co. Kildare, the name and arms of Robertson Eustace, Feb. 20, 1904. Genealogical Office: Ms. 111, pp. 147-8 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes brief re Martha Stannard, 1867. Small Accs. Index 105, M.4594 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Kildorrery; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources