Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Smith (Clonmult)

On 28 February 1854 John Shaw Smith of Rostrevor, county Down, bought the Clonmult estate, county Cork, as a sporting estate, for £10,100 from the Commissioners for the sale of Encumbered Estates. John Shaw Smith (1811-1873) was an early photograper and travelled from Italy to the Holy Land in the early 1850s. This estate previously belonged to Pierce Power and was advertised for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in September 1853. John Augustus Smith of Clonmult, county Cork, owned 1,990 acres in county Cork in the 1870s.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Clonmult Clonmult Clonmult Middleton Clonmult 274 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W928 838
OS Sheet: 55
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitor's collection, include deeds relating to the Smith estate in Clonmult near Middleton, Co. Cork, 1806-1884. D. 23,003-14 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • F. Sutton & Co, solicitors' collection, includes valuation of Clonmult & other documents, mid 19th century. M.4858, D.23002-23014; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources