Landed Estates
NUI Galway


John Whaley was granted over 1,600 acres in the county of the town of Galway with additional lands in the baronies of Leitrim, Loughrea, Athenry and Moycullen by patents dated 23 Oct 1667, 6 May 1669 and 3 Aug 1678. Richard Whaley of Newford, Member of Parliament for Athenry, died in 1725. His son Richard Chappell Whaley lived at Whaley Abbey, county Wicklow. His granddaughter married Sir Charles Coote of Ballyfin, Queens county (Co Laois). The Newford estate was offered for sale in the Encumbered estates court in 1852 as were Whalley estates in counties Armagh, Louth and Carlow. Other lands in county Galway, notably in the parish of Clonrush and at Kilcorkey in the town of Galway, were offered for sale at the same time. Sir Charles Henry Coote was the petitioner. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Newford was occupied by James Perry.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Nile Lodge Kilcorkey Rahoon Galway Galway South Urban 47 Galway Galway OSI Ref: M288 247
OS Sheet: 94
Discovery map: 45
Newford Newford Athenry Loughrea Athenry 108 Athenry Galway OSI Ref: M494268
OS Sheet: 84
Discovery map: 46

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Robert Whaley, 13 Jan 1852, Vol 13, MRGS 39/005 & 006 (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Whalley of England, America and Cos Galway and Wicklow. GO MS 176: 391-404; National Library of Ireland
  • Faulkiner Papers at Castletown, Co Carlow include deeds, leases and accounts relating to Whalley property in Armagh and Dublin, with a few papers relating to their Galway city property, 18th-19th centuries. T/1617; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Faulkner Papers, correspondence and rent accounts re linen trade and estates of which the Faulkners were agents including the Whaley estate in Armagh, Dublin and Galway, 1764-1800. MIC/21; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Copy lease of the Newcastle fields, Whaley to Jennings, 22 Sept 1866. 999/390/9; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates Court Rental, Whalley, 13 Jan 1852, baronies of Leitrim & Athenry. M24,245; Galway County Library
  • Map of the Galway estate of John Whaley, Newcastle and Shantalla areas, Feb 1911. sc/galw/2/5/1; Irish Jesuit Archives
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), John Whaley, ; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources