Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Adams (Kilbree)


Estate(s)

Name Description
Adams (Cregg) The Reverend Samuel Adams held land in the parish of Litter, barony of Fermoy, county Cork at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Possibly he was a member of the Adams family of Kilbree and Jamesbrook. The Reverend Samuel Adams of Cregg, Fermoy, owned 209 acres in county Cork in the 1870s.
Walker (Fermoy) At the time of Griffith's Valuation George Walker held lands in the parishes of Castlelyons, Knockmourne, Lismore and Mocollop, baronies of Condons and Clangibbon and Barrymore, county Cork. The Walker estate comprised of 4,140 acres in the city of Cork, town of Fermoy and county of Cork, held in fee simple, was advertised for sale in December 1859 with a further 140 acres held in fee farm, freehold and leasehold. Family members mentioned in the rental were the Reverend Thomas Walker, Thomas Walker (deceased), Caroline Walker (widow), Thomas Henry Walker, Wallis Adams Walker, Samuel Walker, Henry George Walker and John Southcote Walker. In the 1870s Wallace Adams Walker of Cassino House, Castlemartyr, owned 280 acres in county Cork and the Reverend John Tyrwhitt Walker of Norwich, son of William Walker of Fermoy, owned 729 acres. The ''Limerick General Advertiser'' records the marriage in 1819 of Henry Walker of Fermoy, late captain in the 17th Dragoons and son of Thomas Walker and Caroline Adams of Kilbree, county Cork. The Walker family appear to have been involved in the brewing industry.
Adams/Goold-Adams L.G. Pine traces the ancestry of this family from the fourth son of Edward Adams, a London merchant, who was granted over 2,000 acres in the barony of East Carbery, county Cork, in 1666. Wallis Adams son of Samuel Adams of Kilbree married Frances Goold of Jamesbrook, county Cork and died in 1818. The Goolds appear to have rented Jamesbrook from the Earls of Inchiquin from early in the 18th century. Michael Goold was agent to William 3rd Earl of Inchiquin. Michael Goold-Adams eldest son of Wallis and Frances Adams married a sister of the 1st Earl of Bantry and had 4 sons and 1 daughter. At the time of Griffith's Valuation their eldest son Richard Wallis Goold-Adams held land in the parishes of Ardnageehy, barony of Barrymore and Cloyne and Garranekinnefeake, barony of Imokilly, while Richard's brother Robert held land in the parish of Inchigeelagh, barony of West Muskerry In the 1870s the representatives of the two brothers owned 2,000 acres in the county. Richard's representatives also owned 137 acres in county Limerick.
Adams (Kilbree) A family descended from Edward Adams, a London merchant, who was granted over 2,000 acres in the barony of East Carbery, county Cork, in 1666. The Adams were situated at Kilbree from at least the mid 18th century and were closely connected to the Adams/Goold-Adams family of Jamesbrook. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Wallis Adams held land in the parishes of Drishane, barony of West Muskerry, Ballyoughtera and Cloyne, barony of Imokilly, county Cork. In the 1870s Wallis Adams of Janemount, Glanmire, owned 1,600 acres in that county.