- Hugh Lyons Montgomery was MP for Leitrim, 1852-57 and served as High Sheriff in 1840. In 1876 the Montgomery estate held over 10,000 acres in county Leitrim. This included lands in the parish of Drumlease, barony of Dromahaire. The 1940s Irish Tourist Association survey records that the family were reputedly extravagent, a factor which eventually led to the break up of the estate in the early 1900s. The Acts of Settlement Grants indicate that Capt. Hugh Montgomery received property in the town of Athenry, county Galway as well as extensive lands in county Leitrim and county Longford, the latter jointly with Hugh Campbell.