Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Knight


Estate(s)

Name Description
Sanders (Charleville Park) ''Burke's Irish Family Records'' states that William Sanders of Charleville, county Cork, held The Park from the Boyles on a lease for ever dated 20 Sept 1697. The house was built by Christopher Sanders in the latter half of the 18th century. Charleville Park was also known as Sanders' Park. In 1790 Robert Stevelly Sanders marrried Elizabeth Knight and the Sanders inherited some of the Knight estate. At the time of Griffith's Valuation William Sanders held land in the parish of Ballingaddy, barony of Coshlea, county Limerick, while the Sanders' county Cork estate was located in the parishes of Aglishdrinagh, Liscarroll, Ballyhay and Rathgoggan, barony of Orrery and Kilmore. In the 1870s Thomas Sanders of Sanders' Park, Charleville, owed 1,024 acres in county Cork and 942 acres in county Limerick. By the late 19th century this family was mainly located in Surrey.
Knight Christopher Knight of Ballynoe, parish of Ballyhay, barony of Orrery and Kilmore, county Cork, died in 1728 leaving by his wife Ellen Gibbs a number of sons. The eldest son James Knight of Newtown (Ballynoe) married Elizabeth daughter of Joseph Gubbins of Maidstown, county Limerick. Their eldest son was Sir Christopher Knight of Brickfield and Ballyvodane, county Limerick and Newtown, county Cork who died without surviving sons. The Knight estate was inherited by the Sanders and Waggett families who were related through marriage. [The estate of Edward Ellis Knight at Ballinamought, North Liberties, Cork city, was advertised for sale in February 1852].