Fort Browne, parish of Clonbern, barony of Ballymoe, county Galway, originally known as Cappanagoine, was granted to Anthony Browne, son of Gregory deceased, by patent dated 17 Jan 1682, along with other lands. In the Ordnance Survey Name Books Anthony Browne of Fort Browne, is recorded as holding four townlands in the parish. In March 1850 Walter Patrick Kirwan, the assignee of Gregory Browne, an insolvent, was offering the Fort Browne estate of 578 acres for sale in the Encumbered Estates' Court. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the estate was in the possession of St John A. Clerke, the petitioner in 1850. Members of the Browne family are buried in Clonbern cemetery.
No associated families were found for this estate
- Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Kirwan & Browne, 21 Mar 1850, Vol 2, MRGS 39/001, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
Contemporary printed sources
- ORDNANCE SURVEY NAME BOOKS, County Galway, http://places.galwaylibrary.ie/default.html: Fort Browne
- ''GRIFFITH'S VALUATION OF IRELAND'[Primary Valuation of Tenements]', 1850-1858. : Glennamaddy Union, 49
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''15th Annual Report of the Commissioners of Public Records Ireland,'' 1825. Vol XVI, Appendix I, Grants under Acts of Settlement: 274