Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Mitchell (Castle Strange)

Cornet Thomas Mitchell from Scotland settled at Castlestrange, county Roscommon in the mid 17th century. In 1828 Edward Mitchell of Castlestrange was a member of the Grand Panel of county Roscommon. Members of the Mitchell family were advertising the sale of leasehold property in the parish of Fuerty, barony of Athlone, in March 1854. The Freeman's Journal reported that they were purchased by Thomas Palmer for almost £3000. Edward Mitchell is recorded as owning four townlands in the parish of Fuerty, barony of Athlone and his brother, Colonel John Mitchell, held one townland in the mid 1850s. Mary Anne Blakeney married John Henry Mitchell of Coolmeen and had a son and a daughter who advertised the sale of the Blakeney lands of Lisnamult, parish of Roscommon, barony of Ballintober South and the lands of Ballyhubert, parish of Lissonuffy, barony of Roscommon in January 1852. The Freeman's Journal reported that Lisnamult was purchased by B.W. Bagot while Ballyhubert was bought in trust for Patrick O'Connor. The representatives of John Mitchell also held a townland in the parish of Cloonfinlough, barony of Roscommon. In the 1870s Major General John Wray Mitchell of Castlestrange owned 987 acres in county Roscommon. [A Joseph Mitchell of Dublin purchased over 3,300 acres in the barony of Ballintober, county Roscommon from the trustees for forfeited estates in 1703 but he does not appear to fit in with the Mitchell genealogy recorded by Burke (1886)].

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Castlestrange Castlestrange Fuerty Roscommon Fuerty 77 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M819 599
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 40
Coolmeen Coolmeen Fuerty Roscommon Fuerty 77 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M822 618
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 40
Englishtown (Ballygalda House) Ballygalda or Trust Roscommon Roscommon Roscommon Rural 90 Ballintober South Roscommon OSI Ref: M861 612
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 40
Rockfield Castlestrange Fuerty Roscommon Fuerty 77 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M831 613
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 40
Ballinturly Ballinturly Fuerty Roscommon Fuerty Athlone North Roscommon OSI Ref: M841602
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 40

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Mitchell, 24 Mar 1854, Vol 26, MRGS 39/011, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Mitchell, 16 Jan 1852, Vol 13, MRGS 39/006, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of L’Estrange of King’s Co (Co Offaly) & Castle L’Estrange, Co Roscommon, c 1400-c 1700. GO MS 177: 136; National Library of Ireland
  • Maps of lands belonging to John Mitchell in the baronies of Athlone & Ballintober, June 1787. 999/392/6/1; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources