Pike Fortescue Family Estate Papers

Repository: National Archives of Ireland

Identity Statement

TitlePike Fortescue Family Estate Papers
Archive ReferenceIE 0625/1004
Web Link to this Entryhttps://iar.ie/archive/pike-fortescue-family-estate-papers
Creation Dates1626-1949


Creator(s): Pike Fortescue, family, of County Louth

  • Administrative History ↴

    Pike Fortescue family of Ravensdale, County Louth
  • Archival History ↴

    Received 13 March 1972 from Major Hamilton of Co.Louth
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Pike Fortescue, family, of County Louth ↴

    The collection comprises a variety of papers relating to land and estates.
    Title deeds – relating to lands in the city and county of Dublin (1626-1848); relating to Plunkett and Fortescue families in connection with the lands of Haynestown, Co. Louth (1633-1721); documents relating to lands including the Abbey of St. Leonards, Dundalk, Co. Louth (1663-1695); title deed regarding land in Dublin, Meath, Leitrim, Louth also including deeds relating to Plunkett, Foster, Saunderson and Gernon families.
    Miscellaneous documents including agreements, copy conveyances, copy recoveries, tenants agreements and leases.
    Irish land commission sale papers regarding Fortescue and Clermont estates, Co. Louth
    Agents correspondence and accounts regarding the Fortescue Estate in Co.Louth
    Legal papers, wills and agreements
    Maps of farms and lands of the estate

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Accruals ↴

    No further accruals are expected
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is arranged as follows:
    Title Deeds (1626-1925)
    Leases (1703-1899)
    Irish Land Commission Papers (1663-1910)
    Agent’s Correspondence (1803-1924)
    Legal and Testamentary Papers (1797-1949)
    Maps (1724-1911)

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Available to holders of a valid readers ticket
Conditions Governing ReproductionReproduction at the discretion of the archivist
Creation Dates1626-1949
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids An item level descriptive list is available for consultation at the National Archives of Ireland Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

There are no Allied Materials

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteNatalie Milne, 2014
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottowa: 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 DescriptionsFebruary 2014.