Patrick French owned the townland of Barnaboy, 299 acres in the parish of Athenry, barony of Clare, county Galway, in the mid 19th century. Earlier, according to the Ordnance Survey Field Name books, the townland belonged to the Burke family. Barnaboy was advertised for sale in the Landed Estates' Court by the trustees of the will of Frances Maria French in 1866 and 1867. Thomas Cullinane was the main tenant.
National Archives of Ireland:
Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), French, 15 Nov 1866 & 17 May 1867, Vols 83 & 85, MRGS 39/040 & 39/041 , (microfilm copy in NUIG)