Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Dickson/Dixon (Cork)

Abraham Dixon of Cork and Ballybrickan, county Cork, was a prominent member of the Cork locality in the early 18th century. In 1703 he bought some premises in Cork part of the forfeited estate of Arthur Galway or Ignatius Gould and land in the barony of Barrymore, formerly part of the Clancarty estate. At the same time Thomas Dixon of Ballybrickan bought 686 acres in the barony of Duhallow, the estate of Pierce Nagle, attainted. A collection of leases was deposited in the Public Record Office of Ireland in 1950 by the British Records Association relating to the Dickson estate in the barony of Duhallow. The documents trace the changes with regard to leaseholders during the 18th and 19th centuries. The leases are from members of the Dickson family until 1740 and then from Henry Boyle as sole executor and devisee of the will of Hugh Dickson of Ballybricken. These leases are described in Small Accession Index No 102.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballybricken House Ballybricken Barnahely Cork Carrigaline 75 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W771646
OS Sheet: 87
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • Abstract of a deed of 12 May, 1738, between Charies O'Keefe of Newmarket, Co. Cork, executor of Meanus O'Keefe and John Purcell of Gurteenard, Co. Cork, with mention of Abraham Dickson, 1738. GO Ms. 144, p. 52 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Sarsfield Papers, include brief for defence in case of Abraham Dixon v. Maurice Roche re mortgaged lands at Johnstown, Co. Cork; April 26, 1700. D. 26,064 ; National Library 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

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources

  • ''Report on manuscripts of the Earl of Egmont'': Egmont Diary. Note on the post of Collector of Cork which the Duke of Dorset gave to Dixon, Recorder of Cork, and Sir Robert Walpole gave to Mr Love, collector of Mallow, holding that all places in the Revenue of Ireland are in the disposal of the Treasury of England. June 12, 1734. Vol. II. (1923), p. 109