Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Purdon (Ballyclogh)

This family shared a common ancestry with the Purdons of Tinecrana, county Clare. They descended from Sir Nicholas Purdon of Ballyclogh, fifth son of John Purdon of Tullagh, county Clare. Sir Nicholas was Member of Parliament for Baltimore, county Cork, in 1661. In 1669 he was granted over 7,000 acres in county Cork including Ballyclogh. He died in 1678 leaving four sons. Anne Purdon the eventual heiress of his eldest son Bartholomew married in 1730 Robert Coote of Ash Hill, county Limerick. The second son of Sir Nicholas was Gilbert Purdon of Bellkelly, county Clare, who had four sons including Nicholas of Dysert, county Cork and George of Primrose Hill, Blarney, county Cork. Gilbert's daughters married Joseph Wilkinson of Johnstown, county Cork and John Ringrose of Moynoe, county Clare. Ballyclogh eventually passed to the descendants of Sir Nicholas's eldest daughter Jane who in 1666 married Redmond Barry of Rathcormick, county Cork.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballyclogh [Ballyclough] Ballyclogh Glanworth Fermoy Glanworth East 143 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R788 042
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Lease for lives Anne Lysaght & Mary Coote Purdon, Cork city to Henry N. Wrixon of Assollas of land at Mehanough, Co Cork, 14 Apr 1786. 999/424; National Archives of Ireland
  • Alexander Bell & Sons, solicitor's collection, includes probate of will of Bartholomew Purdon of Ballyclogh, 20 Aug 1737. Small Accessions Index 9, T.9134; National Archives of Ireland
  • British Records Association Deposit (1950) included leases of lands in barony of Duhallow from members of the Dickson & Boyle (Earl of Shannon) families to members of the Freeman, Carthy, Foote, MacGhee, Keeffe, Boyle, Purdon, Allen, Purcell, Pike, Creagh, Wrixon, Longfield, Holmes, Fitzgerald, Purdon, Trant,, Delaney, Herrick, Reilly, Leader & Barry families, 1715-1857. Small Accs. Index 102; National Archives of Ireland

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