Enniskillen papers

Repository: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Identity Statement

TitleEnniskillen papers
Archive ReferenceGB 0255 PRONI/D1702
Web Link to this Entryhttps://iar.ie/archive/enniskillen-papers
Creation Dates1611-1997
Extent Mediumc 40 volumes, c 2,350 documents and photographs + c 200 mainly outsize maps and parchments


Creator(s): Cole, family, Earls of Enniskillen of County Fermanagh

  • Administrative History ↴

    The Enniskillen papers derive from the Cole family of Florence Court, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Barons Mount Florence (from 1760), Viscounts Enniskillen (from 1776) and Earls of Enniskillen (from 1789), all in the peerage of Ireland, and Barons Grinstead (a corruption of Grimstead) in the peerage of the United Kingdom (from 1815).
  • Archival History ↴

    Deposited with PRONI December 1963
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Cole, family, Earls of Enniskillen of County Fermanagh ↴

    The papers relate to estates in the town of Enniskillen and elsewhere in Co. Fermanagh, at West Dean and East Grimstead, Wiltshire, and – to a much lesser extent – in Granby Row, Dublin City, in the barony of Middlethird, Co. Waterford (an estate located south of Waterford City and bounded by St George’s Channel), and in Waterford City itself (a property called ‘King’s Meadow’). The Dublin City property was probably inconsequential. But the almost undocumented estate in Waterford was large: according to an 1802 map by William Larkin it comprised 11,945 statute acres and it probably had a rental of c.£2,000. It was sold c.1802 to clear encumbrances on the Fermanagh estates.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is arranged as follows:
    D1702/1 Title deeds, deeds of settlement, wills, etc
    D1702/2 Rentals relating to Earl of Enniskillen’s estate, Co. Fermanagh
    D1702/3 Estate maps, Earl of Enniskillen’s estate
    D1702/4 Testamentary and Estate Duty papers
    D1702/5 Documents relating to leases and agreements
    D1702/6 Game books, stock books, inventories and visitors books
    D1702/7 Formal documents, pedigrees and genealogical material
    D1702/8 Family history research by Nancy, Lady Enniskillen
    D1702/9 Scrapbooks, sketchbooks, and newspaper cutting books
    D1702/10 Diaries and passports
    D1702/11 Photograph albums and photographs
    D1702/12 Correspondence

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions The collection can be consulted in the reading room in PRONI in accordance with PRONI guidelines.
Conditions Governing ReproductionItems may be copied for personal research use only. If a researcher wishes to publish any documents from this collection, a request must be submitted in writing to the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.
Creation Dates1611-1997
Extent Mediumc 40 volumes, c 2,350 documents and photographs + c 200 mainly outsize maps and parchments
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids A full descriptive list is available to search online at: http://www.proni.gov.uk/ A full account of the Enniskillen Papers is also online: http://www.proni.gov.uk/introduction_enniskillen.pdf Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

There are no Allied Materials

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NotePRONI Archivist
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000. National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names. Chippenham: National Council on Archives, 1997. UK Archival Thesaurus (UKAT)
Date of Descriptions41699