Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Falkiner

Family title

Baronet


Estate(s)

Name Description
Falkiner Caleb Falkiner, a merchant of Cork, married Ruth, daughter of Edward Riggs and had a son, Riggs Falkiner, created a baronet in 1777. His grandson, another Sir Riggs Faulkner, was among the principal lessors in the county Cork parishes of Knockavilly, barony of Kinalea, Kilbrin, barony of Duhallow and Aglish and Athnowen, barony of East Muskerry, at the time of Griffith's Valuation and in the county Tipperary parish of Kilvemnon, barony of Slievardagh. At the same time Captain Charles Falkiner, Royal Navy, held land in the parish of Iserkieran, barony of Slievardagh. The Falkiners were a banking family in Cork City in the eighteenth century who also held property in the county. An earlier Riggs Falkiner was MP for Clonakilty, 1768-1776 and for Castlemartyr, 1776-1783. His sister Elizabeth married into the Herrick family of Shippool. The Falkiners were related to the Leslies, another Cork banking family, through marriage and Matthew Leslie and his son William B. Leslie were agents to the Falkiner estate. In the 1870s Sir Samuel Falkiner owned over 2,000 acres in county Cork and 146 acres in county Tipperary. In February 1855 part of the Falkiner estate, 324 acres at Kilcully, barony of Cork, was advertised for sale.
Riggs The Riggs family were located in county Cork from the 17th century. They acquired much of their county Cork estate through purchases from the trustees for the sale of forfeited estates, including parts of the former estates of Justin McCarthy in the barony of Muskerry and of Sir Richard Nagle in the barony of Fermoy. Edward Riggs of the Middle Temple, London, married Margaret Pigott and had an only daughter Anne who in 1765 married John Miller of Ballycaseymore, county Clare. Anne Miller was sole heiress to her grandfather the Right Honourable Edward Riggs of Rigsdale and Binfield in Berkshire, England, Commissioner of his Majesty's Revenues.