Samuel Cooke held land at Brownstown, barony of Eliogarty, county Tipperary, from Captain Goold, in the mid 19th century. In the 1870s Samuel Cooke of Brownestown owned 631 acres in county Tipperary. The lands of Galbooley, barony of Eliogarty, the estate of Benjamin John Cooke and his wife and Eliza Langley were advertised for sale in November 1856. An Australian newspaper ''The Moreton Bay Courier'' reported that Mr Benjamin John Cook of Galbooly was shot dead in 1847 (27 March 1847).
- Papers of Dr Martin Callanan, include correspondence re Samuel Cooke of Brownstown. Collection List 94; National Library of Ireland
- Power of attorney from Sir George Goold (grandson of George Goold of Cork City) to Samuel Cooke of Borrisoleigh, Co. Tipperary Oct. 9, 1820. D. 19,879 ; National Library of Ireland
- Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Cooke & Langley, 4 Nov 1856, Vol 42 (4), MRGS 39/020, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
Contemporary printed sources
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of owners of land of one acre and upwards, in the several counties .... in Ireland''. HC 1876, LXXX: 160
- HUSSEY DE BURGH, U. H. ''The Landowners of Ireland. An alphabetical list of the owners of estates of 500 acres or £500 valuation and upwards in Ireland''. Dublin: Hodges, Foster and Figgis, 1878. [available online at www.askaboutireland.ie] : 96
- ''GRIFFITH'S VALUATION OF IRELAND'[Primary Valuation of Tenements]', 1850-1858. : Barony of Eliogarty, 35 (Brownstown)