Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Lyster (Grange)

A branch of the Lysters resided at Grange, parish of Cam, barony of Athlone, county Roscommon in the early 18th century. In 1718 Thomas Lyster of Athleague married as his second wife Alice (nee Browne) widow of Dominick Meade of Tullyheady, county Tipperary, who was granted lands in counties Roscommon, Galway and Mayo in 1681. Thomas Lyster of Grange and later of Athleague had 2 sons, William of Athleague and Thomas of Grange. William Gacquin writes that the Lysters sold Grange, over 1,000 acres, in 1803 to John Farrell of Eccles Street, Dublin. Grange was in the possession of Daniel Ferrall by the time of Griffith's Valuation. In the 1850s John Lyster held land in the parish of Athleague, barony of Athlone, county Roscommon. This estate was advertised for sale in the Encumbered Estates' Court in June 1855. Members of the 19th century generations of this family had careers in the Army and Navy.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Fort William/Fort Lyster Athleague Athleague Roscommon Athleague West 74 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M826 575
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 40
Grange Grange Cam Athlone Caltragh 12 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M903 507
OS Sheet: 45
Discovery map: 40

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lyster, 22 June 1855, Vol 35, MRGS 39/016, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of grant & confirmation of arms & of royal licence to James West of Fort William, Co Roscommon to bear the name & arms of Lyster only, in accordance with will of John Lyster of Dublin, 1805. GO MS 150: 30-31 & 71-73; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of crest to Colonel Frederick Torrens Lyster of Devon, great great grandson of Thomas Lyster of Grange, 21 Dec 1899. GO MS 111:59-60; National Library of Ireland
  • Local History File - Lyster, includes a copy of "Memorials of an Ancient House", a very detailed history of the Lyster family; Roscommon County Library
  • Pedigree of Lyster. GO MS 812: 43; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources