Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Leslie (Cork)

The Leslies of Cork were a branch of the Leslie family of Kincraigie, county Donegal, descended from the Lairds of Kincraigie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Reverend Matthew Leslie, rector of Kilmacrenan, county Donegal in the early 18th century and son of Reverend John Leslie of Kincraigie, county Donegal, had four sons including Charles Leslie, medical doctor, of Cork. Charles married Anne Lawton. They had a number of sons including Charles Henry Leslie and John Leslie, bankers, of Cork. Charles H. Leslie also established the gunpowder mills at Ballincollig. In 1784 he married Lucia Izod of Wilton, near Cork city, and John married Catherine Hyde of Castle Hyde. Charles and Lucia had at least two sons, Matthew Leslie and Kevan Izod Leslie, The latter married Margaret Uniacke. Kevan and Margaret were the parents of Reverend Richard U. Leslie, born 1823. In the mid 19th century Matthew Leslie held at least nine townlands in the parish of Kilquane, barony of Barrymore, and some land in the parish of St Finbarrs, barony of Cork. In the 1870s Reverend John U. Leslie of Wilton owned 831 acres and Matthew Leslie owned 217 acres in county Cork. see

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Kincraigie (Woodview) Meelmane Lislee Clonakilty Courtmacsherry 60 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W515423
OS Sheet: 136
Discovery map: 87
Wilton Farrandahadoremore St Finbars Cork Bishopstown 96 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W649 697
OS Sheet: 74
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • Detailed abstract of will of Charles Leslie of Cork, 1791. Genealogical Office: Ms.139, p.191 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Mortgage of property in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Rev. T. Forrest, 1st pt., M. Leslie, 2nd pt., Rev. T. Forrest as administrator of T. Forrest decd., 3rd pt., M. Hennessy, 4th part, J. C. Hennessy, 5th part, Dec. 20, 1845. D. 6621-2; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, parish of Barryroe; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources