- The Butlers acquired lands at Cregg through marriage with the O'Shaughnessys. Francis Butler is recorded as the proprietor of lands in the parish of Beagh in the mid 1830s. James Butler of Glenwilliam and William Butler of Bunahow are also recorded as proprietors in the parish of Beagh in the 1830s. Capt. Butler of Ashfield, county Clare is recorded in the OS Name Books as leasing property from the Gregory estate in the 1830s. The Butlers also owned lands in the parish of Killursa, barony of Clare, county Galway, which they sold to Robert John Lattey in the early 1850s. Roger O'Dea of Slieveroe was agent to this property in the 1830s.
Part of the estate of Francis Davis Butler at Hampstead and Garrymore in the barony of Kilconnell was offered for sale in the Landed Estates court on three occasions in 1873 and 1874.
Butler (Bunnahow & Walterstown)
- Both Hussey de Burgh and the Landowners state that William Butler of Bunmahon, owned an estate of over 1,300 acres in county Galway in the 1870s. Bunmahon may possibly be a mistake for Bunnahow, on the border of counties Galway and Clare. The Butlers of Bunnahow and Walterstown, county Clare, were a junior branch of the Butler family of Doone and Millbrook, county Clare. They married into a number of county Galway families, including the Butlers of Cregg Castle, Blakes of Kiltullagh and Frenchfort and the Blake Forsters of Ashfield. The Butler estate straddled the border between counties Galway and Clare. Their county Galway land was mainly in the parish of Beagh, barony of Kiltartan and their county Clare land was in the parish of Inchicronan, barony of Bunratty Upper where their residence Bunnahow was also located. They held their county Clare property from George Wyndham, later Lord Leconfield. In the 1870s William Butler of "Bunmahon" owned 1396 acres in county Galway and Nicholas Butler of Walterstown owned 847 acres in county Galway and 2194 acres in county Clare. Austin Butler also held over 300 acres in Beagh parish in the 1870s. http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/genealogy/butlers/appendix10.htm