- The estate of Admiral Hercules Robinson and his wife Frances Elizabeth was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in June 1851. It is described as the Ashtown Estate and includes Castle-bin and New Inn otherwise Knockbrack, in the barony of Kilconnell. The Freeman's Journal reported William Burke as the purchaser. The Dictionary of National Biography notes that Hercules Robinson was the son of Reverend Christopher Robinson, rector of Granard, and his wife, Elizabeth Langrishe. His wife, Frances Elizabeth, was the only child of Henry Widman Wood of Rosmead, county Westmeath. One of their sons, Sir Hercules George Robert Robinson, had a distinguished career as a colonial governor.