Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Sproule

In the mid 19th century the Sproule estate was in the parish of Rahara, barony of Athlone, county Roscommon. They also held some land at Mount William, near Adare in county Limerick. In the 1870s James Sproule of Cartrantroy, Athlone, owned 797 acres in county Roscommon and 232 acres in county Westmeath. Miss D. Sproule of Athlone, Robert Sproule of Caltrag, Lecarrow and William Thomas Sproule of Ferbane owned smaller acreages in the county. See http://www.cindy.spruill.com/Athlone%20Sproule's.doc

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Rahara Rahara Rahara Roscommon Lackan 88 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M905 524
OS Sheet: 45
Discovery map: 40
Longfield Longfield Rahara Roscommon Lackan 88 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M898 522
OS Sheet: 45
Discovery map: 40
Larkfield House Monksland St Peters Athlone Athlone West Rural 1 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: N002 417
OS Sheet: 52
Discovery map: 47

Archival sources

  • Local History File - Sproule, includes copies of original documents of the pedigree of the Hodson family of St John's; Roscommon County Library
  • E.C. Jameson, solicitor's collection, includes deed of partition of estate of St John's, Athlone, between Patrick Grehan junior, Rev William Hodson Gunning & members of the Sproule, Fair & Hogan families. Small Acc. Index 50, D.5479-5480 & D.7207; National Archives of Ireland
  • Deeds re premises in Limerick city involving the Sproules of Athlone and others, 19th century. A. Lane Joynt, solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 51 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Map of estate of Mount William (Co Limerick) property of William Sproule, 1843. 16 H 22 (20) ; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources