Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Thompson (Knockadoo & Mount Dodwell)

The Thompson estate at Knockadoo was held on long lease by the Thompson family, in the 1850s at least, from the Dodwell estate. The Thompson family also leased lands in the barony of Corran from the estate of Sir Alexander Creighton. Capt. Meredith Thompson owned over 1300 acres in county Sligo in the 1870s. Some of the land in the parish of Killoran was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court in May 1867 and again in April 1868 by William & Elizabeth Thompson. In July 1868 they offered for sale lands in the barony of Tirerrill. Bartholomew Conlon offered lands in Tirerrill which he held on lease from the Thompson estate, for sale in the Landed Estates' Court in November 1869. Almost 1500 acres of the Thompson estate was offered for sale in the Land Judges' Court in May 1884. This included lands in the barony of Tirerrill as well as the lands at Knockadoo and Ballinvally in the barony of Leyny. Details in the sale notice indicate that these lands were held in fee-farm under a grant going back to 1616 in the name of Teige O'Hara.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Knockadoo Knockadoo Killoran Tobercurry Carrownaskeagh 72 Leyny Sligo OSI Ref: G574232
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 25
Mount Dodwell Ballinvoher Toomour Sligo Bricklieve 32 Corran Sligo OSI Ref: G705151
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map:
Andresna Andresna Kilmactranny Boyle Kilmactranny Tirerrill Sligo OSI Ref: G816107
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 26
Castlefield House Andresna Kilmactranny Boyle Kilmactranny Tirerrill Sligo OSI Ref: G815106
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 26

Archival sources

  • Map of lands at Cabragh & Ballinvally, estate of Wm. Thompson, 1860. ; Sligo County Library
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Thompson, 3 May 1867, Vol 88, MRGS 39/042, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Thompson, 3 July 1868, Vol 90, MRGS 39/044, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Conlon/Thompson, 16 November 1869, Vol 96, MRGS 39/046, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Thompson, 9 May 1884, Vol 146, MRGS 39/065, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources