Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Potts

The Drum Heritage Group record Correen, parish of Moore, barony of Moycarn, county Roscommon as the main seat of the Potts family in the mid 19th century. It was the home of William Potts and his wife Louisa Reid, a granddaughter of Sir George Ribton 2nd baronet. In the 1850s William and John Potts owned land in the parishes of Drum and St Peters, barony of Athlone, county Roscommon. In May 1865 the estate of Joseph Trumperant Potts, 141 acres at Sladagh and Corbally, barony of Middlethird, county Tipperary, was advertised for sale. In the 1870s William Trumperant Potts of Correen Castle owned 5,813 acres in county Roscommon and 144 acres in county Westmeath. In 1896 he was succeeded by his son Lieutenant Colonel John William Hastings Potts of New Court, county Westmeath. Another branch of the family built a house at Runnymeade, Ballinasloe in the 1860s. In the 1870s Henry Trumperant Potts of Runnymeade owned 535 acres in county Galway, 771 acres in county Roscommon, 855 acres in King's county (county Offaly) and 180 acres in county Westmeath. Hussey records Henry Trumperant's surname as Pottinger but this is incorrect. Runnymeade was the house also known as Clooncannon or Cloncannon. See http://www.geocities.com/u_furley/potts.html

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Clooncannon/Cloncannon/Runnamead Clooncannon (Kelly) Ahascragh Mountbellew Clonbrock 147 Clonmacnowen Galway OSI Ref: M775423
OS Sheet: 61
Discovery map: 47
Scregg Scregg Killinvoy Roscommon Scregg 92 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M931 558
OS Sheet: 42
Discovery map: 40
Crannagh House Crannagh Drum Athlone Crannagh 3 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: N012 401
OS Sheet: 52
Discovery map: 47
Kilgarve House Kilgarve Creagh Ballinasloe Creagh 21 Moycarn Roscommon OSI Ref: M876306
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 47
Correen Correen Moore Ballinasloe Culliagh 22 Moycarn Roscommon OSI Ref: M915263
OS Sheet: 56
Discovery map: 47

Archival sources

  • Photostat copy of documents relating to property of Lt.Col. J.W. Hastings Potts, Newcourt, Athlone, in counties Roscommon and Westmeath, 1700-1909. MS. 3150.; National Library of Ireland
  • Scregg photos. 047/001; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Potts, 4 May 1865, Vol 76 (11), MRGS 39/037, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources