Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Reades were originally a Westmeath family who married into the Featherstonehaugh family. John Cecil Reade's estate in the barony of Loughrea was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates court in October 1850. It also included lands in counties Galway and Clare and houses in Kilkenny. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, Phillip Read was one of the principal lessors in the parishes of Clonrush and Inishcaltra, barony of Leitrim, county Galway. In the 1870s he owned almost 5000 acres in county Galway. This estate passed to the Hibbert family following the marriage of Robert F. Hibbert and Flora Reade in 1887. Hugh Weir gives details of this family in his book on county Clare houses.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Woodpark (Woodpark Lodge) Woodpark Inishcaltra Scarriff Inishcaltra North Leitrim Galway OSI Ref: R691863
OS Sheet: 136
Discovery map: 53

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), John Cecil Reade, 29 October 1850, Vol 3 MRGS 39/001 1 (microfilm copy at NUIG). ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes copy will & probate grant Philip Reade, Woodparks, Co Galway, 1883. Small Accs. Index 105, T.11,996; National Archives of Ireland
  • Genealogical notes on Reade of Woodpark, by Charles French Blake Foster, c 1865. MS 13,560; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources