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Solicitors & Landed Estate Papers

Solicitors and landed estate papers often include the following types of material; various types of deeds such as leases, mortgages, charters, marriage settlements and wills, as well as court/case documents and legal minutae, financial and business records such as rental ledgers and wages books, business correspondence, and sometimes personal and family correspondence.


Major collections include: 


  • Bandon Estate Office (Rental Ledgers and Other Volumes, 1719-1964)   U137 Ledgers
  • Colthursts of Blarney, (1677) (1800-1943)
  • Cooper Penrose, 1677-1979
  • Courtnay of Midleton, 1738-1854
  • Curwens Solicitors   U708 List
  • Lord Doneraile, North Cork, 1790-1920
  • Midleton Estate, Report, 1850 SM620 List
  • Midleton Charter 1670  U336/1 List
  • Newenham, South Cork, 1806-1900
  • O'Flynn Exham Solicitors, (1356) c.1500 – 1910 (c.1956) U229 List
  • Preston Collection U195 List
  • Vanderplas Cork Deeds 1598, 1610-1677, 1694 U675 List
  • Viscount Lismore (Tenants Letters)  U68 List

 A number of documents from our estate papers were digitised as part of a pilot digitisation project in 2003/4.

Smaller legal collections include


  • Carey's Lane/French Church St Deeds   SM50 List