Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Duke

The Duke family were granted lands in Sligo in the mid 17th century through the patronage of Richard Coote, Lord Collooney. They are noted as tituladoes in 1659 'Census of Ireland' and also in the Hearth Money Rolls. In 1866 over 400 acres of the Taaffe estate in the barony of Corran, which was offered for sale in the Landed Estates court, was being leased by Alexander Duke. The Duke family owned almost 5000 acres in County Sligo in 1876 and 125 acres in county Roscommon. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Maria Duke held land in the parish of Cloonygormican, barony of Ballymoe, county Roscommon. In 1906 the Duke family held almost 400 acres of untenanted land in the barony of Corran, county Sligo. The life interest of John Duke in lands in the barony of Leitrim, county Leitrim, was sold in the Landed Estates Court in March 1866. The purchaser was Mr. Whitton, in trust.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Newpark Newpark Kilmorgan Sligo Drumfin 34 Corran Sligo OSI Ref: G698184
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 25
Branchfield (Duke) Branchfield Kilmorgan Sligo Drumfin Corran Sligo OSI Ref: G690191
OS Sheet:
Discovery map: 25
Kilcreevin Kilcreevin Kilmorgan Sligo Drumfin Corran Sligo OSI Ref: G690186
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 25
Kilmorgan Kilmorgan Kilmorgan Sligo Drumfin Corran Sligo OSI Ref: G716172
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 25

Archival sources

  • Survey of Duke Lands in Tireragh 1869, FC/D.4/18; Sligo County Library
  • Rental & Valuation of Duke estate 1897, Estates Vol I; Sligo County Library
  • Map of part of estate of Jemmet Duke in Barony of Tireragh, 1869. ; Sligo County Library
  • Rental of Duke estate, 1879-82, 1883-1905. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Valuation of Duke estate, 1897. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Correspondence and estate papers relating to estates of Rev. Roger D. P. Duke, Somerset & Robert Duke of Newpark. F.C/D.5/125. ; Sligo County Library
  • Wills of Rev William Duke, 1835: John Duke, Moylurg, Co Roscommon, 1849 & William Duke of Collooney, Co Sligo, 1839. T.2113-2115; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources