A new collection of manuscripts relating to the Cooke family of Borrisoleigh and the Grene family of Cappamurra & Dublin has just been added to our digital archive. Cooke of Garrengrena collection
Amongst the papers are genealogies of the Cooke and Grene families, family letters, leases, wills and other legal papers mainly dating to the 19th century. All combine to give a snapshot of middleclass life in Ireland over the course of the 1800s. The Cooke and Grene families were connected by the marriage of Elizabeth Grene to John Cooke of Borrisoleigh J.P. and most of the land documents relate to the Borrisoleigh holdings whereas the letters are predominantly from the Grene family.
The collection was kindly loaned for digitsation purposes by Pat Slattery, Cormackstown Heritage Centre.