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IE BL/EP/PF

Penrose FitzGerald Papers

1652 - 1810

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54 items


CONTEXT:

IE BL/EP/PF are the Penrose FitzGerald Papers held in UCC Library. This archival collection was acquired for UCC from Mr. Cal Hyland by Helen Davis, then Assistant Librarian for Special Collections, for UCC in 1998 and deposited in the Library.

The Papers relate to the administration of the Penrose FitzGerald estate at Corkbeg, in the Barony of Imokilly, Co. Cork.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE:

This collection consists of only 4 items – two notebooks, one ledger, and one file of material. No arrangement was attempted. Items are listed in date order and in the case of BL/EP/PF/3, alphabetically.

CONDITIONS OF ACCESS AND USE:

Access: Available by appointment with the Archives Service to holders of UCC Readers tickets.

Language: English

Finding Aid: Item Description (see below)


BL/EP/PF

1.   1652 – 1673

Notebook used to record various items of farm expenditure including servants wages, stores of pewter and brass items and also sheep killed, e.g. 6th May 1853 “31 Pewter platers, a little salet dish an old wratt broken dish 3 great flagons…3 chamber potts” also “Deboraghs year began at Candlemas 1654 and I ow her 3 shillings for the year 1653”  259 pp

2.   1768 – 1775

Stockbook recording wages and payments in kind to workers in different townlands, along with a record of milk sold and sheep killed or otherwise lost or injured. Details also payments from sales by herders given to Robert Uniacke FitzGerald. The cover is made from an indenture of [Mortgage] between John, Earl of Egmont and Robert Uniacke FitzGerald . A loose page (7) details Holydays between 29 Sept to 25 March 1775 which employees were entitled to have free from work.  175 pp

3.   10 Oct 1809 – 3 May 1810

Bundle of certificates attesting to the validity of 40 shilling freeholds held by various persons in Cork County, granted at a Sessions of the Peace, held at The Kings Old Castle Cork, on the 10th and 11th October 1809, and the 3rd May 1810.

1809
Edmond Ahern (Farmer), of Barnfield, relating to lands of Ballyvoloon, Parish of Ahada, Barony of Imokilly.

John Carroll (Waterman), of Ballencorroony, relating to lands of Ballencurroony, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

Michael Carroll (Waterman), of Ballicarroonig, relating to lands of Ballicarroonig, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

Edmond Clancy (Labourer), of Ballicorroonig, relating to lands of Ballicorroonig, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

Bartholemew Coleman (Labourer), of Ballycorronig, relating to lands of Ballycorronig, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

William Coleman (Labourer) of Ballencorroonig, relating to lands of Baallencorroonig, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

Emanuel Cox (Farmer), of Ballytigeen, relating to the lands of Ballytigeen, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

William FitzGerald (Farmer), of Corkbeg, relating to the lands of Corkbeg, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

John Hennessy (Farmer), of Ballyconoonig, relating to a house and land at Whitegate, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

Maurice Hickey (Farmer), of Whitegate, relating to a house and lands at Whitegate, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

James Kirby (Farmer), of Ballincorroonig, relating to a house and land at Ballycorronig, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

William Kirby (Farmer), of Ballycoroonig, relating to a house and land at Ballycoroonig, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

James Leighten (Farmer), of Ballincorroonig, relating to lands at Ballincorroonig, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

John Sisk (Farmer), of Ballysook, relating to a house and lands at Ballycorroonig, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

Richard Mason (Hoemaker), of Ballincorroonig, relating to a house and lands at Ballincorroonig, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

John McCarthy (Farmer), of Clonmane, relating to lands of Clonmane, Parish of Ightermurragh, Barony of Imokilly.

Denis O’Brien (Waterman), of Ballincorroonig, relating to a house and land at Ballincorroonig, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

James Shea (Sawyer), of Ballincorroonig, relating to lands at Ballincorroonig, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

Daniel Wall (Farmer), of Lahard, relating to lands at Lahard, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

John Walsh (Farmer), of Glynn, relating to a house and lands at Glynn, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

1810
Michael Barry (Labourer), of Ballincoroonig, relating to a house and garden at Ballincorroonig, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

Daniel Condon (Farmer), of Ballincorroonig, relating to a house and house and garden at Ballincorroonig, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

Maurice Grey (Publican), Ballincorroonig, relating to a house and yard at Ballincorroonig, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

Wiliam Horrogan (Labourer), Ballincorroonig, relating to a house at Ballincorroonig, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

Florence McCarthy (Labourer), of Ballincorroonig, relating to a house and house and garden at Ballincorroonig, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

Patrick Stafford (Farmer), of Ballyvoleen, relating to a farm at Ballyvoleen, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.

John Uniake (Sawyer), of Ballincorroonig, relating to land at Ballincorroonig, Parish of Aghada, Barony of Imokilly.  51 items

4.    1821 – 1828

Pocket notebook used to record an “Account of Expense of Farm Offices built at Corkbegg AD 1821”. Also records expenses incurred in building a “Mansion House” at Corkbeg in 1824 – 1828. All expenditure is noted, 18th April “paid Tradesmen and labourers bill in full to the 14th instant 7.17.5”; 22 June 1827 “freight of Grates from Bristol 2.11.10.” Total expenditure on the farm offices came to £1472.1.2½, while the house came to £7585.19.3.  84pp

5.    [1959]

Mss notes giving family details of generations of Penrose FitzGeralds starting with the children of Robert and [Fanny] Penrose FitzGerald c.1831, up to the children of Geraldine P (FitzGerald), 1959.


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Author: Carol Quinn, Archivist, UCC Library, University College Cork

Last updated: 19 August 2014

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