Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Atkins (Carrigaline & Queenstown)


Estate(s)

Name Description
Atkins (Carrigaline & Queenstown) Robert Atkins of Waterpark, Carrigaline, county Cork, Sheriff of Cork in 1722 was a relative of Robert Atkins of Firville. He had two daughters. The eldest, Margaret, married Colonel Warham St Leger. Their son, Robert, eventually succeeded to Waterpark and took the name Atkins. Berkeley estimates that the Atkins inherited about 1,000 acres of the Lavallin estate. Robert's great grandson, Robert St. Leger Atkins, was the owner of over 1600 acres in county Cork in the 1870s. He was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Carrigaline and Whitechurch at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Walter Atkins also held land in the parishes of Clonpriest and Carrigaline.
Lavallin The Lavallin family held an estate in the Queenstown vicinity of county Cork in the late 17th century. Berkeley writes that in the late 1720s James Lavallin alienated his estates to Lord Barrymore. A long running family dispute over ownership of some of the Lavallin estates took place in the 18th century. His son Philip of Waterpark, Carrigaline married Sarah Kingston and left three daughters who married Robert St Leger Atkins, Henry Puxley of Dunboy and Dr Joseph Rogers of Seaview. In 1819 Mary daughter of Dr Rogers married Timothy O'Donovan of O'Donovan's Cove.