Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Blake (Crumlin, Clooncon & Moorfield)

Descended from a younger son of the Blakes of Ardfry in the 17th century, the Blakes of Crumlin, parish of Abbeyknockmoy, barony of Tiaquin, county Galway, were originally granted their estate by the Cromwellian Commissioners. In the 1870s the estate amounted to 1,405 acres. By the early 1880s the family had become bankrupt and Crumlin was sold in the Land Court to Cecil Robert Henry of the Toghermore family, near Tuam in the early 1890s. Stephen Blake, a member of the Blakes of Crumlin, Clooncon and Moorfield, county Galway, held the two townlands of Clooncon East and West in the parish of Boyounagh, barony of Ballymoe, in the mid 1850s. In 1856 he was advertising the sale of these lands amounting to 1,426 acres. Almost half of the estate was readvertised in 1859.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Crumlin Crumlin Abbeyknockmoy Tuam Ryehill 193 Tiaquin Galway OSI Ref: M483391
OS Sheet: 58
Discovery map: 46
Moorfield House Moorfield Fahy Portumna Kilquain 175 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M872154
OS Sheet: 108
Discovery map: 53

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Blake, 4 Nov 1856, Vol 42, MRGS 39/020, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Blake, 8 Nov 1859, Vol 57, MRGS 39/028, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates Court Rental, Blake, 17 Mar 1893, lands in baronies of Tiaquin & Ballymoe. M62,670; Galway County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources