Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Courtenay (Ballyedmond)


Estate(s)

Name Description
Barry/Smith-Barry (Ballyedmond) In 1814 John Smith-Barry of Marbury Hall, Cheshire and Fota Island, county Cork, married Eliza-Mary, daughter of Robert Courtenay of Ballyedmond, county Cork. Their eldest son was the father of Arthur, Baron Barrymore, and their fourth son, Captain Richard Hugh Smith-Barry inherited Ballyedmond, county Cork from his uncle, John Courtenay in 1861. In the 1870s Captain Hugh Smith Barry owned 269 acres in county Limerick and 8,137 acres in county Cork. The Captain's grandson, Guy Forster, sold Ballyedmond in the 1960s.
Courtenay (Ballyedmond) Ballyedmond, parish of Templenacarriga, barony of Barrymore, county Cork, was originally a Browne property which passed to the Courtenays by marriage. George Courtenay married Anne, daughter of Leonard Ashe of Drishane, county Cork. She died in 1823. Their grandson, George Courtenay of Dromadda, married Caroline Augusta, daugher of John Smith Barry of Fota, county Cork. However neither of their sons had children and John, a brother of George, eventually succeeded to the property. Griffith's Valuation records the bulk of John Courtenay's estate in the parish of Templenacarriga, barony of Barrymore, but also records him holding land in the parishes of Kilshannig, barony of Duhallow, Shandrum, barony of Orrery and Kilmore, Rahan, barony of Fermoy, Britway, Carrigtohill, Dungourney and Templebodan, barony of Barrymore. Killeagh, barony of Imokilly. In 1861 he died unmarried and was succeeded by his nephew, Richard Hugh Smith Barry.