Landed Estates
NUI Galway

McCausland (Limavady)

The McCausland family of Drenagh or Fruit Hill, Limavady, county Derry, held almost 5000 acres in county Roscommon in the nineteenth century including property in the parish of Ardcarn, barony of Boyle, Kilkeevin, barony of Castlereagh, Cloontuskert, Kilgefin, Roscommon, barony of Ballintober South and Cloonfinlough, Cloncraff, Kilglass, Shankill, barony of Roscommon. This may have been due to a marriage between Connolly McCausland of Fruit Hill and Theodosia Mahon, of Strokestown, county Roscommon, in 1778. At the time of the first Ordnance Survey the agent for the estate was Conry of Strokestown. In February 1859 the McCausland estate in county Roscommon amounting to 3,198 acres in six baronies was advertised for sale in the Landed Estates' Court. The Freeman's Journal provides a detailed list of those who purchased lots at this sale. In the 1870s the McCauslands are recorded as owning 4,799 acres in county Roscommon and 12,886 acres in county Londonderry. Bartlett states that the latter estate had been gifted to Robert McCausland by William Connolly. The Congested Districts' Board was negotiating with Maurice M. McCausland for the purchase of parts of his county Roscommon estate in 1916.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Lisbride Lisbride Roscommon Roscommon Roscommon Rural 90 Ballintober South Roscommon OSI Ref: M901 625
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 40
Ballyoughter Lurgan Shankill Strokestown Rossmore 98 Roscommon Roscommon OSI Ref: M875 865
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 33

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), McCausland, 17 Feb 1859, Vol 55, MRGS 39/028, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pakenham-Mahon Papers, letters and other papers on the valuation of and payment of rates out of the estate of Marcus McCausland in the Union of Roscommon, 1848-1851. MS 10,775; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers of Martin, King, French & Ingram, solicitors of Limavady, includes rentals, surveys & other papers of the McCausland estates in Cos Derry & Roscommon, c 1820-1920. D/1550; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Papers of Martin, King, French & Ingram, solicitors of Limavady, includes will of Thomas Conroy of Strokestown, 1840. D/1550/162/C/5; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Papers of Martin, King, French & Ingram, solicitors of Limavady, includes marriage settlement of Jane daughter of Connolly McCausland and Marcus Gage re property in Athlone & Roscommon, 8 Mar 1798. D/1118/2; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Rough map of lands of Clooneen, parish of Kilglass, barony & county of Roscommon, part of estate of ___ McCausland, Oct 1838. 21 F 45 (115); National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources