Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Cooke (Kiltinan Castle)

The Cookes of Kiltinan Castle, Fethard, county Tipperary were descended from Edward Cooke, younger brother of Thomas Cooke who founded the Castle Cooke family. In 1677 Edward Cooke was granted 926 acres in the barony of Iffa and Offa, county Tipperary and 359 acres in the barony of Connelloe, county Limerick. In 1703 John Cooke of Kiltinane purchased over a hundred acres of the estate of James II in the Clonmel area for £797 and land in the barony of Clanwilliam for £1,130. By the early 18th century the Cookes were established at Kiltinane Castle. The Irish Tourist Association surveyor records the purchase of Kiltinane by Peter Cooke from the Cromwellian, Richard Staper. Richard Staper had been granted 948 acres at Kiltinane in 1667. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Robert Cooke held land in the parish of Kiltinan, barony of Middlethird, Edward Cooke held land in the parishes of Ballingarry and Buolick and Fennell (Phanuel) Cooke held land in the parishes of Buolick and Fennor, barony of Slievardagh, county Tipperary. At the same time both Joseph and the Reverend John Cooke both held some land in the parish of Knockgraffon, barony of Middlethird. A portion of Robert Cooke's estate in the barony of Upperthird, county Waterford as well as property in Fethard, Carrick-on-Suir and Clonmel were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in October 1854. The estate of Mathew Cooke, 706 acres at Clonora, barony of Slievardagh, was advertised for sale in April 1866. It was purchased in trust by Mr. Foley for £3000. In the 1870s Robert Cooke of Kiltinan owned 1,852 acres in county Tipperary.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Littlefield Littlefield Buolick Urlingford Buolick 172 Slievardagh Tipperary OSI Ref: S271 548
OS Sheet: 49
Discovery map: 67
Poyntstown Poyntstown Fennor Urlingford Poyntstown 13 Slievardagh Tipperary OSI Ref: S253 525
OS Sheet: 48
Discovery map: 67
Kiltinan Kiltinan Kiltinan Cashel Kiltinan 79 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S233 319
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 67

Archival sources

  • S. Gordon & Son, solicitor's collection, includes papers relating to the property of the Greene family in Dublin City, Clonmel and Co. Tipperary, with associated names, Bateman, Croker, Cooke and Carew, 1790-1877. Small Accs. Index 103, D. 17,283-302: T. 7112-14 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers in the House of Lords case of Hickes v. Cooke, 1816, relating to lands of Clonoura, Co. Tipperary, with copy of patent granting lands in Slieveardagh Barony to Sir W. Turvin and other lands in same, with Clonoura to C. Dunsterville, J. Bird and J. Hicks Jan. 9, 1667 (1668?). M.5615; National Archives of Ireland
  • Barker (Sir William) appellant versus Somerset Lord Viscount Ikerrin and Phanniel Cook in a title suit re boundaries of lands in the parish of Kilcooly in counties Tipperary and Kilkenny. Irish Chancery appeal. A. c. r. c. Feb., 1731. House of Lords Appeals: Vol. 10. ; King's Inn Library
  • Papers in a Chancery case, George Hicks v. William Cooke, concerning lands in Co. Tipperary, including copies of 18th century deeds. In two packets. Ms. 13,887 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Two settlements 1782 and 1814 and two 19th century rentals of lands of William and Matthew Cooke in Polyntstown, Clonara, etc. Co. Tipperary. M.5460; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Cooke, 20 Apr 1866, Vol 81 (12), MRGS 39/039, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Cooke, 24 October 1854, Vol 30, MRGS 39/013, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Thomas Lalor Cooke Papers, 18th & 19th centuries, include correspondence & detailed accounts of the genealogy of the Lalor, Cooke & associated families. Ms 24,569-24,580 & Ms 25,296-25,298; National Library of Ireland
  • Leases & other documents re the Cooke estate including abstract of title, 1745-1914. 999/149; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file, early 1940s, South Tipperary No. 18 (Kiltinane Castle); Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles

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