Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The descendants of a younger son of the 1st Viscount Netterville established an estate at Lecarrow, parish of Killosolan, near Mountbellew, county Galway, in the early 18th century. Nicholas Netterville of Lecarrow was married twice. Marcella Gerrard was descended from his first marriage to Mary Burke of Glinsk and James Netterville 7th Viscount of Coarsefield from his second marriage to Mary Beytagh. The process whereby Marcella Gerrard eventually came to inherit the Netterville estate in county Galway is well recorded by Charles Synnott. As Marcella Gerrard appears to have died intestate there were many claimants to her large real and personal estate following her death in 1865, including members of the Davies, Netterville, Lawrence and Fallon families who were all related to her. The estate was eventually divided into three parts which were given to Arthur James Netterville, 8th Viscount, John Fallon and Sir Samuel Bradstreet. The county Tipperary estate of the the Viscount Netterville was located in the parish of Baptistgrange, barony of Middlethird. In the 1870s the 8th Viscount Netterville owned 1,713 acres in county Galway, 72 acres in county Mayo, 1,202 acres in county Tipperary and 417 acres in county Meath. A book by John J. Fallon entitled ''A Better Deed'', is a fictional history of this estate. Ellen Mary Netterville offered for sale 180 acres of her estate in the barony of Castlereagh, county Roscommon, in the Landed Estates' Court in 1860.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Coarsefield Coarsefield Tagheen Claremorris Cloghermore 89 Clanmorris Mayo OSI Ref: M273 763
OS Sheet: 101
Discovery map: 38
Netterville Lodge Windfield Killian Mountbellew Ballynakill 152 Killian Galway OSI Ref: M690 514
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 39
Oory/Coarsefield Coarsefield Tagheen Claremorris Cloghermore 89 Clanmorris Mayo OSI Ref: M272 762
OS Sheet: 101
Discovery map: 38

Archival sources

  • Copy will of Edmond Netterville, Longford, Co Galway, 15 Nov 1765, codicil 11 Apr 1778. 999/658/1; National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy case on behalf of Bernard Fallon, 1799--1820. 999/658/6; National Archives of Ireland
  • Synnott Papers: re Netterville and Gerrard Families, contact Charles Synnott, Sark, Channel Islands. NRA Catalogue Ref. 31523; Private Possession
  • Ordnance Survey maps showing lands in non congested districts: Netterville estate, 167acres of Newbridge in barony of Killian, Co Galway, 1907. 15.A.23(19); National Library of Ireland
  • Map of Cloonkeen, parish & barony of Killian, showing division of townland as agreed betwen Denis Kelly, Edmond Netterville & Geoffrey Davis, 11 Sept 1769. 21.F.76(30); National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Netterville, 12 July 1860, Vol 59, MRGS 39/030, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Netterville Lodge photos. 022/076; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Synnott Papers: papers relating to the claim of Arthur James Netterville to the Viscountcy and miscellaneous papers re the claims of the Netterville family to the Gerrard estates, 19th-20th centuries, (originals in possession Charles Synnott). Microfilms P 6959-6962 & P 7219; National Library of Ireland
  • Wilson Lynch Papers: Case on behalf of Arthur James Netterville of Cruicerath, Co Meath claiming to be Viscount Netterville of Douth, includes family tree, not dated post 1854. LE6/E/205; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), O’Kelly, Kirwan & Netterville, 7 Nov 1882, Vol 144 (17), MRGS 39/063, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Probate of will of John 6th Viscount Netterville, with will & 6 codicils attached, 17 Aug 1826. T.19,669; National Archives of Ireland
  • Netterville Papers: re the marriage settlement of Arthur James 8th Viscount Netterville & Constantia Frances Smythe, 1841-1847. Ms 4044; Trinity College Dublin

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Modern printed sources