Gumbelton Estates including areas of Kilcrohane and Durrus West Cork, William Edward Gumbleton (1840-1911) garden at Belgrove, Great Island, Cobh, Co. Cork and donation of Botanic library to Botanic Gardens at Glasnevin.


It Is likely that the Gumbletons acquired parts f the former Boyle/Devonshire estates fro low rents through the intervention of their relations the Conner/Connors/O’Connors of bandon/Manch. They were agent to the Devonshire estate until they got their P45 for favouring relations to the detriment of the estate.


Gumbleton Magistrates:


Richard Gumbletown, Junior, 1735, Marshtown, Fermoy

Henry C. Gumbleton, Pre 1831

William Edward Gumbelton, 1866, Belgrove, Queenstown, Resident, £141

Friendly Cove:

Fort Lodge:


William Edward Gumbleton was descended from the Cork Quaker Penroses, the shipping family on his mother’s side.

The gardens at Belgrove were of international repute. The library attaching were bequeathed to the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, Dublin.