Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Knott (Battlefield)

The Knott family held lands in various parts of the barony of Corran. Lands at Emlanaghtan, in the possession of the Knott and Handy families, were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates court in June 1857. In January 1859 lands at Tawnagh, barony of Corran, the property of William Phibbs Knott, were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. James Knott of Battlefield owned almost 1000 acres in the 1870s with other members of the Knott family owning lesser amounts. In 1912 an offer from the Congested Districts Board was accepted by M. O'Malley Knott for the sale of over 250 acres of the estate. Richard Gorman, who held a herd's property and 57 acres from the Knott estate at the time of Griffith's Valuation, may have purchased some land later. In the early twentieth century the Congested Districts Board acquired almost 600 acres of his property.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Battlefield Battlefield Toomour Boyle Drumrat 10 Corran Sligo OSI Ref: G696079
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 32
Knockadoo Knockadoo Boyle Boyle Tivannagh 38 Boyle Roscommon OSI Ref: G764004
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 33
Atteville Attiville Kilshalvy Boyle Drumrat 10 Corran Sligo OSI Ref: G681083
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 32

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Handy, 18 June 1857, Vol 46, MRGS 39/022 (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Knott, 11 January 1859, Vol 55 MRGS 39/028, (microfilm copy in NUIG ; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources