Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Davis/Davies (Kilconnell)

John Davies was resident at Castle-bin, Kilconnell, in 1814. The estate of George Davies, in the parish of Aughrim, barony of Kilconnell, was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in April 1853. The original lease by which Davies held the property dated from 1782 renewable forever. George Davies was the tenant on a holding, consisting of 144 acres, at Rehill, the property of Sophia Mary Ireland, offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in March 1852.Francis Davis was one of the principal lessors in the parish of Killallaghtan, barony of Kilconnell. This may the the same Francis Davys who leasing Ballymantan, parish of Kiltartan. Francis Davis held over 1,000 acres in the parish of Cloontuskert, barony of Ballintober South, county Roscommon, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Some of his estate was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates' Court in November 1855. The Davies of county Clare are descended from Thomas Davies of Newcastle, county Galway, brother of William Davies of Hampstead and John Davies of Kentstown. The county Clare branch of the family were related to the Pilkingtons and the Bentleys and were living at Rosslevan in the 1820s. Francis Davis held land in the parish of Kilmurry, barony of Ibrickan in the early 1850s. Francis Davis of Kingstown, Dublin, owned 915 acres in county Clare.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballymantan/Ballynamantan Ballynamantan Kiltartan Gort Kiltartan 101 Kiltartan Galway OSI Ref: M452043
OS Sheet: 122/123
Discovery map: 52
Hampstead Hampstead Ballymacward Ballinasloe Ballymacward 7 Kilconnell Galway OSI Ref: M657382
OS Sheet: 60, 72, 73
Discovery map: 46
Rosslevan Rosslevan Kilraghtis Ennis Ennis Rural 26 Bunratty Upper Clare OSI Ref: R356 792
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 58
Newcastle (Kilconnell) Newcastle Aughrim Ballinalsoe Killalaghtan 10 Kilconnell Galway OSI Ref: M748273
OS Sheet: 86
Discovery map: 47

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates Court (O'Brien) rentals. William Davies. 14 April 1853. Vol. 20. MRGS 39/009. (Microfilm copy at NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates Court (O'Brien) rentals. Ireland estate. 21 March 1851, Vol 6 Reel 2 & 12 March 1852 Vol 14, MRGS 39/006 (Microfilm Copy at NUIG).; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Davies of Aughrim, Co Galway. GO MS 182:21-22; National Library of Ireland
  • Hampstead House. Photographs. 024/077.; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Confirmation of arms to descendants of Thomas Davies of Rossleven, Co Clare & Moate, Co Galway, eldest son of Walter Davies, second son of Thomas Davies of Newcastle, Co Galway of the Davies family of Cloonshanvoyle, Co Roscommon & to grandson of Thomas Davies of Rossleven being Seymour George Pilkington Davies of Victoria, second son of Thomas Pilkington Davies of Rossleven, Victoria, Australia, 17 Sept 1910. GO MS 111a: 42; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Davis, 8 Nov 1855, Vol 36, MRGS 39/017, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy will of Thomas Davies Mahon of Hampstead, 21 Aug 1878. Fred Sutton solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 1/698, T.5003; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources