John H. Blake was occupying the Rathville estate in the parish of Kilimordaly at the time of Griffith's Valuation. He was the uncle of John A. Daly (previously Blake) who had inherited the Raford estate and for whom he acted as agent. In the 1870s John H. Blake was recorded as the owner of over 2000 acres in county Galway. He later acted as agent for the Clanricarde estate and was assassinated near Loughrea in June 1882. His family continued to reside at Rathville until 1917.
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OSI Ref: M607247
OS Sheet: 97
Discovery map: 46
- Henrietta Frances Blake of Rathville, Athenry, Inland Revenue affidavit, 1917. GSO1/13; Galway County Council Archives
- Rathville. Photographs. 046/011.; Irish Architectural Archive
Contemporary printed sources
- ''GRIFFITH'S VALUATION OF IRELAND'[Primary Valuation of Tenements]', 1850-1858. : Loughrea Union, 16.
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of owners of land of one acre and upwards, in the several counties .... in Ireland''. HC 1876, LXXX: 293.
- 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] : 37.
- WALFORD, Edward. 'The County families of the United Kingdom''. London: Chatto & Windus, 1885): p.93
Modern printed sources
- JORDAN, Kieran (ed). ''Kiltullagh, Killimordaly as the centuries passed, 1500-1900''. Kiltullagh/Killimordaly, county Galway: Kiltullagh/Killimordaly Historical Society, 2000. : DILLON, James N. Blake of Rathville. 37-42.