Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Cliffe (Bellevue)

At the time of Griffith's Valuation Anthony Cliffe held land in the barony of Fermoy, county Cork. In the 1870s his county Cork estate amounted to 953 acres but his main estates were in county Wexford (4,459 acres) and county Kilkenny (2,236 acres) and he also owned 276 acres in county Meath. This family were descended from a Cromwellian settler who received grants of land in counties Meath and Wexford. Possibly acquired their county Cork lands throught the marriage (1694) of John Cliffe and Barbara Carr, eventual heir to William Carr of the city of Cork. The seat of this family was Bellevue, county Wexford. Portions of the Tipperary estate of Nelson T. Foley, executor of R. Cliffe, deceased, were sold in the Landed Estates Court in June 1877.

Associated Families

No houses were found for this estate

Archival sources

  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of John Cliffe of Malrankan Hall, Co. Wexford, M. P., and to his great grandson, Anthony Cliffe of Bellevue, Co. Wexford, Oct. 19, 1854. GO Ms.108, pp.35-6 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Cliffe of Mulranken, Co. Wicklow, and New Ross, Co. Wexford, c.1680 c.1826. GO Ms.176, p.12 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Supplementary report on the Vigors Papers (from 1709), the property of Mrs. E. O'Grady, Holloden, Bagenalstown, relating to the Cliffe, Rudkin and Vigors families, and to lands in Co. Carlow and properties in Carlow and New Ross. No 321; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rental of Cliffe estates at Ballyvara, barony of Middlethird, Co Tipperary, with order dated 1831 & Chancery report. M.5452(1-3); National Archives of Ireland
  • Family & estate papers of the Cliffe/Vigors families of Burgage, Old Leighlin, Co Carlow, 17th-20th centuries including references to Anthony Cliffe & the Carr family. Acc. 1096; National Archives of Ireland

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