Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Perceval family succeeded to lands in Sligo in the mid 17th when George Perceval married Mary Crofton, heiress to the Templehouse estate. (c.1669). The property has been occupied by the family almost continuously since, except for a period in the mid 19th century when it was sold to the Hall-Dare estate but was later bought back. In 1906 the representatives of Alexander Perceval were recorded as the occupiers of property at Templehouse Demesne including a mansion house. The Congested Districts Board later acquired over 3200 acres of the estate. Temple House is now a guest house. See Through a mid 18th century marriage with a member of the Carleton family the Percevals were also co owners of estates in counties Fermanagh and Tyrone. Philip Perceval of London is recorded as the owner of 987 acres in county Fermanagh, 429 acres in county Tyrone and 1,339 acres in county Tipperary in the 1870s. Alexander Percival held at least three townlands in the parish of Clonoulty, barony of Kilnamanagh Lower, county Tipperary, in the mid 19th century.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Temple House Temple House Demesne Kilvarnet Tobercurry Temple 77 Corran Sligo OSI Ref: G618185
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 25
Greyfort Lislea Cloonoghill Tobercurry Owenmore 76 Corran Sligo OSI Ref: G605161
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 25
Somerton Rathbaun Kilvarnet Tobercurry Temple 77 Leyny Sligo OSI Ref: G628195
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 25
Larkhill Quarryfield Cloonoghil Tobercurry Kilturra 81 Corran Sligo OSI Ref: G588107
OS Sheet: 38
Discovery map: 25
Quarryfield Quarryfield Clonoghil Tobercurry Kilturra 81 Corran Sligo OSI Ref: G598100
OS Sheet: 38
Discovery map: 25
Thornhill (Ballinacarrow) Ballynacarrow North Kilvarnet Tobercurry Temple 77 Leyny Sligo OSI Ref: G639218
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 25

Archival sources

  • 1759-1994, family & estate correspondence & papers. Contact Public Record Office, NI.; Private Possession
  • Estate Rentals,1881-1903, Estates Collection, Vol 4; Sligo County Library
  • Perceval Estate Accounts, 1902-3. Estates Vol I. ; Sligo County Library
  • Solicitors' papers re Perceval estates in Cos Sligo, Tipperary, Tyrone and Fermanagh, 1795-1902. Private Accessions No. 1122/3/3; National Archives of Ireland
  • A map of Temple House, the demesne of Col Alexander Perceval, Co Sligo, by Daniel McKim, 1819. Accession No. 1180/11 (1); National Archives of Ireland
  • Temple House photographs & press cuttings. 016/023.; Irish Architectural Archive

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources