Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Shaw (Monkstown Castle)

Bernard Robert Shaw (1801-1880) of Monkstown Castle, county Cork, was the son of Bernard Shaw, Collector of Cork, and his wife, Jane Westropp. This family was a junior branch of the Shaw family of Bushy Park, county Dublin. In 1822 he married, as his first wife, Rebecca Reeves of Castle Kevin, county Cork and they had a number of sons including Sir Eyre Massey Shaw, who became head of the London Metropolitan Fire Brigade. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Bernard Robert Shaw held land in the parishes of Templerobin and Clonmel, barony of Barrymore, and at Monkstown, barony of Kerricurrihy. Monkstown was held from the Earl of Longford and Viscount de Vesci. In June 1871 the estate of Bernard Robert Shaw amounting to 905 acres was advertised for sale. This family were related to the dramatist George Bernard Shaw.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Monkstown Castle Monkstown Monkstown Cork Monkstown 76 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W 766 662
OS Sheet: 87
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Shaw, 6 June 1871, Vol 102 (5), MRGS 39/048, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • De Vesci Papers, Collection List 89. MS 38,921; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Shaw, Barts., previously Shawe of Kilkenny, Dublin City, Cork City and Bushy Park, Dublin, c.1670 -- 1822. Genealogical Office: Ms.113, pp.273-8 ; National Library of Ireland

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