Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Jameson (Windfield)

The Jamesons were a Dublin family well known in the 19th century distilling and banking circles of that city. James Jameson bought the Windfield estate in the parish of Moylough, barony of Tiaquin, county Galway, from the Blakes in the early 1820s. He was succeeded by his eldest son the Reverend John Jameson in 1847 and the family continued to occupy Windfield until the early 20th century, although they also had a residence at Montrose in the Dublin suburbs. In the 1870s the estate amounted to 3,123 acres and it was later sold to the Land Commission. At the time of Griffith's Valuation William Jameson of Montrose, county Dublin, a brother of the Reverend John Jameson, held land in the parish of Athleague, barony of Athlone, county Roscommon. In the 1870s he owned 1,434 acres in county Roscommon. His daughter married her first cousin James Francis Jameson of Windfield in 1879. In November 1877, lands which had been the property of the late John Jameson in the barony of Athleague, county Roscommon, were sold in the Landed Estates Court to Messers. Watson and Co. in trust. In 1850 William Jameson and George White West of Ardinode, county Kildare (family of White of White Park, county Fermanagh) bought the Annaghbeg estate in the barony of Tulla Lower, county Clare, from the Barringtons of Glenstal, county Limerick and Thomas Williams in the Encumbered Estates' Court. They advertised the sale of this estate (1187 acres) again in June 1856.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Windfield Windfield Demesne Moylough Mountbellew Cooloo 153 Tiaquin Galway OSI Ref: M574 437
OS Sheet: 59
Discovery map: 46
Fort William/Fort Lyster Athleague Athleague Roscommon Athleague West 74 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M826 575
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 40

Archival sources

  • Grant of arms to the descendants of James Jameson, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ireland and to his son the Rev John Jameson of Windfield, Co Galway, 16 Sept 1856. GO MS 108: 141-142 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Estate records of Denis J. Kirwan and Sons, land agents, Tuam, mid 19th - mid 20th centuries, includes ledgers of rent receipts for the Windfield estate 1848-1870 & other accounts. Kirwan of Tuam & Dalgin, Collection List 142; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), West & Jameson, 24 June 1856, Vol 41 (3), MRGS 39/019, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources