CollectionLismore Castle Papers
Collection DescriptionWaterford City & County Archive holds the nineteenth century records of the Lismore Estate. The Lismore Estate refers to the estates of the Dukes of Devonshire and relates to lands largely situated in the counties of Waterford and Cork. Lismore Castle was and remains the seat of the Dukes of Devonshire in Ireland. The Lismore Castle Papers contain records on the administration of the estate, including, records on the running of Lismore Castle and Gardens, the Castle Farm, the woods, mountain, Lismore Sawmills and the Blackwater Fishery. The collection also includes detailed records on the tenants of the estate, including, rental books, tenant application books and tenant correspondence. The estate was also involved in a number of major projects in counties Waterford and Cork, such as, the introduction of the railways. []
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ReferenceBox 11

Includes, among other documents, routine letters relating to the Lismore Estates, dealing, for example, with tithe rent, c.12 April 1949-January 1951.

Loose letters relating to the Duke of Devonshire, his children and the estate's position relating to tax, 1957-1965.

Letters relating to Miss Anson's settlement between solicitors, W.D. MacPherson, in England and E. Carroll, in Fermoy, with letters from other parties.

AccessBy prior appointment.
Date1949-1951; 1957-1965
Repository NameWaterford County Archives
AddressDungarvan Library Davitt's Quay Dungarvan County Waterford
EircodeX35 AV29
Telephone(058) 21144
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CommentSome of the information listed from this repository has been extracted from lists available in the archives. The lists were compiled by Joanne Rothwell and we are grateful for her assistance. Due to time constraints not all items in this repository were examined individually.