Samuel Wade was leasing property from the Clancarty estate in the parish of Kilcloony, barony of Clonmacnowen, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Francis Wade, whose address is given as Ballinasloe, is recorded as the owner of over 2000 acres in county Galway in the 1870s. Over 130 acres of the Wade estate at Newcastle was vested in the Congested Districts Board in June 1904.
Contemporary printed sources
- ''GRIFFITH'S VALUATION OF IRELAND'[Primary Valuation of Tenements]', 1850-1858. : Ballinasloe Union, 22.
- HUSSEY DE BURGH, U. H. ''The Landowners of Ireland. An alphabetical list of the owners of estates of 500 acres or £500 valuation and upwards in Ireland''. Dublin: Hodges, Foster and Figgis, 1878. [available online at www.askaboutireland.ie] : 461.
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of owners of land of one acre and upwards, in the several counties .... in Ireland''. HC 1876, LXXX: 300.
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. '' 18th Annual Report of the Congested Districts' Board for Ireland'', [Cd 4927] HC 1909, xvi. Appendix XXXII: 137