Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The former Roche estate at Aghada came into the possession of the Thackwell family in the second half of the 19th century. The Thackwells were related to the Roche family of Trabolgan. In the 1870s Major Joseph Edward Lucas Thackwell of Aghada House, Whitegate, owned 873 acres in county Cork and 280 acres in county Waterford. Lady Thackwell is recorded as the owner of over 450 acres in Waterford at the same time.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Aghada Aghada Aghada Middleton Corkbeg 257 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W851 654
OS Sheet: 84
Discovery map: 81
Cherrymount House Cherrymount Templemichael Youghal Templemichael 102 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X069823
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Messrs. Sharpe Pritchard & Co., solicitors, file of documents re [Thackwell Roche estate] Normans Land estate (29a., field-names) near Old Rock, Dymock; Aghada estate, town and lands of Ballinhim (327a.) & town and lands of Ballymacandrick (348a.), in barony of Imokilly, Co Cork; farm called Conneragh alias Cherry Mount (247a.), town & lands of Bally Russell (148a.) & estate called Ballydasoona (31a.), in Templemichael, Co Waterford, 1877. D3415; Gloucestershire Archives
  • Records Transferred by the Church Commissioners include mortgage of the Horsnett Estate in Grendon Bishop & Bredenbury, Great Birches in Bockleton, & parcel of land in Hampton Charles, & Keephill Heath in Bromyard.(1) James Gregg of Ledbury, gent (2) John Cam Thackwell of Dymock, co. Glocs., esq., Rev. Stephen Thackwell of Little Birch Rectory & Lt. Col. Edmund Roche of Ballymorris co. Cork. Consideration £ 6,400. 15 Feb. 1861. Also conveyance, 7 May 1862. AR69/51 & AR69/55 ; Herefordshire Record Office
  • Copy of confirmation of quartering Roche, to Lt. Col. Edward Hillyar Roche Thackwell, third son of Lt. Col. Joseph Edward Lucas Thackwell of Aghada Hall, Co. Cork, and Comeragh, Co. Waterford, by Caroline Matilda Georgeena, only child of General Edmond Roche of Ballymorris, Co. Cork, May 25, 1936. Genealogical Office: Ms.111E, fol.33-4 ; National Library of Ireland

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