Alexander Glasgow was a merchant from Lanarkshire in Scotland, who bought the Oldcourt estate, county Cork, from the Goolds in 1852. Griffith's Valuation records Alexander Glasgow holding land in the parish of Carrigaline, barony and county of Cork. In 1826 Alexander Glasgow married Ellen Smith and they had three children, John, William and Jessy who married Edward Eyre Newenham of Maryborough in 1853. In the 1870s William James Glasgow owned 1,599 acres in county Cork. Mary Lyons records the purchase by Alexander Glasgow of Kilmanahan Castle, county Waterford, in 1852 for £9,400 but shortly afterwards he sold the property on to the Earl of Donoughmore.
Contemporary printed sources
- ''GRIFFITH'S VALUATION OF IRELAND'[Primary Valuation of Tenements]', 1850-1858. : Cork Barony, 12 (Oldcourt)
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of owners of land of one acre and upwards, in the several counties .... in Ireland''. HC 1876, LXXX: 124
- HUSSEY DE BURGH, U. H. ''The Landowners of Ireland. An alphabetical list of the owners of estates of 500 acres or £500 valuation and upwards in Ireland''. Dublin: Hodges, Foster and Figgis, 1878. [available online at www.askaboutireland.ie] : 132
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of Untenanted Lands in Rural Districts, Distinguishing Demesnes on Which There is a Mansion...'', HC 1906, c, 177: 231