Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Crofton (Mote Park)

The senior branch of the Crofton family settled at Ballymurray, county Roscommon in the 16th century. In the 17th century they resided at Mote Castle and in 1661 Edward Crofton was created a baronet. Other branches of the family settled at Lissadurn, county Roscommon, Temple House, county Sligo and Mohill, county Leitrim. In August 1677 Gerald Dillon of Feamore was granted land in the barony of Athlone in trust for Sir Edward Crofton and his heirs. Dillon was married to the mother of Sir Edward Crofton. The Westport Estate Papers contain documents relating to the Croftons and Gerald Dillon in the late 17th century. In the mid 19th century the Croftons owned lands in the barony of Athlone in the parishes of Killinvoy and Kilmeane and in the parishes of Kilteevan and Roscommon, barony of Ballintober South, Aughrim and Ogulla, barony of Roscommon. Admiral George Alfred Crofton, 3rd son of Sir Edward Crofton, held land in the parish of Kilteevan, barony of Ballintober South, county Roscommon in the 1850s. In the 1870s the Crofton estate was comprised of 10,509 acres in county Roscommon.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mote Park Mote Demesne Kilmeane Roscommon Mote 89 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M897 612
OS Sheet: 42
Discovery map: 40
Ballymurray House Ballymurray Kilmeane Roscommon Mote 89 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M917606
OS Sheet: 42
Discovery map: 40
Lissadorn Lissadorn Aughrim Carrick on Shannon Creeve 48 Roscommon Roscommon OSI Ref: M884 908
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 33
Toomona Toomona Ogulla Strokestown Ogulla 97 Roscommon Roscommon OSI Ref: M809 800
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 33

Archival sources

  • Westport Estate Papers, Collection List 78; National Library of Ireland
  • Manuscript maps of Lord Crofton's estate in county Roscommon, 1724-c.1850. 21 F 23 (1-16); National Library of Ireland
  • Survey of Lord Crofton's Roscommon estate, 1782 and a rental, 1844-45. MSS.5904. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Crofton papers: rental and legal documents relating to Lord Crofton's estates in counties Roscommon and Sligo, 18th and early 19th centuries. MSS 8826-8827. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals, c.1850 and maps c.1833-40, of Crofton estates, counties Roscommon and Sligo. M.937x-940x, 941x. ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Nine farm stock account books from Lord Crofton's estate, 1837-1893. MSS. 4056-4064. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Two account books of Lord Crofton's estate, 1841-53 and 1866-67, MSS.4054-4055. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals of Lord Crofton's estate in county Roscommon, 1852 and 1855 together with expenditure accounts. MSS.5632-5633. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Maps of Lord Crofton's estate in baronies of Athlone & Ballintober South with documents relating to Landed Property Improvement, 1853-73. 21 F 1. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Six rentals & accounts of Lord Crofton's county Roscommon estates compiled by his agent, Joseph A. Holmes, 1862-68. MSS. 4074-4079. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Twenty two rentals & accounts of Lord Crofton's Roscommon estates compiled by agents Joseph Holmes & W.D. Talbot-Crosbie, 1868-1892. MSS.4081-4100. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Farm account book of a Crofton property, county Roscommon, 1871-75. Mss. 3499.; National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals & statements of expenditure on Lord Crofton's Roscommon estates by agent J. Holmes, 1878. MSS. 3918. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals & accounts of Lord Crofton's Roscommon estates compiled by W.D. Talbot Crosbie, 1892-1895. MSS. 4101-4102. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers relating to Land Commission's dealings with Crofton estates in Roscommon, 1907-1909. M. 3740 (1-8). ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Diaries of Lady Georgiana Crofton, 1835-1875. MSS 4066-4072; National Library of Ireland
  • Catalogue of the library at Mote Park. MS 4065; National Library of Ireland
  • Crofton of Mote Park Papers, MSS 4054-4102 [as detailed above]; National Library of Ireland
  • Clonbrock Papers: Volume of 35 maps of estate of Edward Crofton by Charles Frizell, Nov 1777 and rentroll for estates, May 1778. MS 19, 672; National Library of Ireland
  • Clonbrock Papers: Photograph Album, includes photograph of a group with a jaunting car at Mote, c 1864. MS 19,676; National Library of Ireland
  • 144 deeds re property in Co Roscommon of the Crofton family of Mote, 1684-19th century. D 10,911-11,054; National Library of Ireland
  • Crofton Papers: mainly correspondence re estates in Cos Sligo & Roscommon and to railways, c 1693-1867. MS 8828; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Crofton of Ballymurry, Cambo Castle, Mote, Lisdorne, Toomona, Clonsilla, Castle Ruby, Co Roscommon & Templehouse, Longford House & Mointogh, Co Sligo, 1540-1937. GO MS 182: 395-402 & 429-440; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Crofton of Mote, Co Roscommon, barts, c 1700- c 1745. GO MS 170: 117-118; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of patent of baronetcy of Crofton of Mote, Co Roscommon, 1661. GO MS 113: 285-295; National Library of Ireland
  • Wills of members of the Crofton family of Mote, 18th century. D 20,003-20,007; National Library of Ireland
  • Farm account books of estate of Crofton of Mote, 1866-1875. MSS 3043-3046; National Library of Ireland
  • Crofton Papers, mainly comprised of rentals 1813-1886, some deeds and account books.; Roscommon County Library
  • Mote Park photos. 013/060; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Rent roll of estate of Edward Crofton, May 1778. MS 19,672; National Library of Ireland
  • Correspondence from Stephen Mitchell, agent, 1725 & family correspondence 1836-1896. MS 8335; National Library of Ireland
  • Mortgage of lands in the Cos Sligo & Dublin, Sir Edward Crofton of Mote to Hamilton Gorges, 12 Mar 1738. Small Accs. Index 61, D.6333; National Archives of Ireland
  • Deeds, rentals, correspondence & accounts re the Crofton, Irwin, Dodwell & Gethin families & property in Cos Sligo & Roscommon, 1615-1828. Small Accs. Index 71; National Archives of Ireland

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