Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Barry (Castle Cor)


Estate(s)

Name Description
Barry (Gort) Mrs. Barry of Cork is recorded as the owner of almost 600 acres in county Galway in the 1870s. This is possibly Elizabeth, widow of William Norton Barry of Castle Cor, Kanturk, whose first wife was Arabella Persse. Included in the family seats is Derrykeel, Gort, county Galway. An offer from the Congested Districts Board on over 500 acres of W.N. Barry's estate was accepted sometime after 1909.
Barry (Castle Cor) In 1754 Richard Barry married Mary Norton and their son Colonel Richard Barry purchased the Castle Cor estate from the Deane Freemans in the early 1850s. He married a sister of the 1st Viscount Guillamore and had a son, William Norton Barry. In the 1870s William N. Barry owned 1,023 acres in county Cork. By his second wife, Elizabeth Wrixon Becher, William Norton Barry had a son, William Norton Barry, who married his cousin, Adelaide Wrixon Becher. He died in 1935 and she died in 1959. Her nephew Hope Murray inherited Castle Cor.