Landed Estates
NUI Galway


This family were originally from Berkshire and came to county Cork in the early 17th century where family members became established as merchants and bankers. By the time of Griffith's Valuation Ebenezer Pike of Besborough held an estate in the parishes of Carrigaline and St Finbars, barony of Cork. In the 1870s he owned 1,175 acres in county Cork.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Woodside Woodside Carrigrohanebeg Cork Carrigrohanebeg 66 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W602 736
OS Sheet: 73
Discovery map: 80
Factory Hill Kilcoolishal Caherlag Cork Caherlag 107 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W739 729
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 80
Besborough Ballinure St Finbars Cork Blackrock 95 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W718 702
OS Sheet: 74
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • Deeds relating to Besborough House. 1724, 1758 & 1922. SM635; Cork City and County Archives
  • 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
  • Philllimore & Co Deposit (1936) includes documents re Joseph Pike of Cork, 1708. M.377-378; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources