Beamish and Crawford Estate Collection

Repository: UCC Library Archives Service

Identity Statement

TitleBeamish and Crawford Estate Collection
Archive ReferenceIE BL/BC/BC
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1713-1910
Extent Medium2032 items


Creator(s): Beamish Family; Crawford Family

  • Administrative History ↴

    The Beamish and Crawford brewery was founded in 1792 by William Beamish and William Crawford. They purchased an existing brewery (from Edward Allen) on a site in Cramer's lane that had been used for brewing since at least 1650 (and possibly as early as 1500). Beamish and Crawford's "Cork Porter Brewery" prospered, and by 1805 it had become the largest brewery in Ireland and the third largest in the United Kingdom as a whole. However the documents preserved here relate more to the personal rather than the business side of these families, being mainly accounts and rentals of various estates. Researchers interested in the business records can find those at the Cork City and County Archives
  • Archival History ↴

    IE BL/BC/BC the Beamish and Crawford collection was originally accessing by Special Collections, UCC Library under the call number U122. It was transferred to the Archives Service in 2009.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Beamish Family; Crawford Family ↴

    Estate papers, mainly accounts, includes Crawford correspondence about family and financial matters (1780-1790); Captain Richard Pigott Beamish’s rentals and accounts. (1874-1889); Correspondence received by Richard Pigott Bemish regarding financial affairs and family matters (1853-1866).

    Also legal papers arising from the sale of the Stannard Incumbered Estate, c. 1850, involving lands in Co. Waterford and the Cork baronies of Fermoy and Barrymore, in which Crawford had an interest. It includes an account book [1811], maps, valuations, and rentals. [1750-1900].

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴


Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Available by appointment with the Archives Service to holders of UCC Readers tickets.
Conditions Governing ReproductionBy application to the Archivist only
Creation Dates1713-1910
Extent Medium2032 items
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids Box list Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Related MaterialBeamish and Crawford Brewery Collection 1787-1956 at the Cork City and County Archives

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteEmer Twomey
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000. IGAD: Irish Guidelines for Archival Description. Dublin: Society of Archivists, Ireland, 2009.
Date of Descriptions2010