Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Talbot (Mount Talbot)

The Talbots were descended from a younger son of the Talbots of Malahide in the 16th century. They were transported to some of the O'Kelly lands in county Roscommon under the Cromwellian settlement. The Roscommon Talbots intermarried with the Berminghams, Lords Athenry, the Rose and Lloyd families of county Limerick and the Crosbies, Earl of Glandore. The Mount Talbot estate was in the parishes of Tisrara, Taghboy and Cam, barony of Athlone, county Roscommon. In 1828 William Talbot of Mount Talbot was a member of the Grand Panel of county Roscommon. John Talbot married Marianne McCausland in 1845 and they were divorced by an Act of Parliament dated 29 July 1856. In the 1870s William John Talbot, a minor, of Mount Talbot, county Roscommon, owned over 3500 acres in county Roscommon. He was also the owner of over 450 acres in county Galway. More than 400 acres of the estate of William John Talbot were vested in the Congested Districts' Board on 18 Nov 1912. W.J. Talbot and his wife died in the early 1920s having left Mount Talbot to live in London. The estate was divided by the Land Commission.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mount Talbot Mount Talbot Tisrara Roscommon Lismaha 78 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M810 535
OS Sheet: 44
Discovery map: 40
Bushy Park Lisgillalea Tisrara Roscommon Lismaha 78 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M831 545
OS Sheet: 44
Discovery map: 40
Curraghboy House Curraghboy Cam Athlone Rockhill 17 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M930 476
OS Sheet: 48
Discovery map: 47
Bellgrove House Attiknockan Tisrara Roscommon Lismaha 78 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M862 544
OS Sheet: 44
Discovery map: 40
Milltown Pass House Derryglad Cam Athlone Rockhill Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M954453
OS Sheet: 48
Discovery map: 40

Archival sources

  • Catalogue of Mount Talbot nurseries, county Roscommon, 1889-1890. BUS4; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Pedigree of Talbot of Mount Talbot, later Crosbie, c 1700-1816. GO MS 174: 1-2; National Library of Ireland
  • Marriage agreement between Anthony Carroll of Emmill, King’s Co (Co Offaly) & Lucy Talbot of Mount Talbot, 19 Jan 1737. D 11,429; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of royal licence to John Talbot Crosbie to take name & bear arms of Talbot, 23 Sept 1851. GO MS 152: 128-131; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms quartering Talbot, Crosbie & Hamilton to John Crosbie on assuming name & arms of Talbot in compliance with the will of his uncle William Talbot of Mount Talbot, 7 Nov 1851. GO MS 107: 408-409; National Library of Ireland
  • Documents re the Mount Talbot estate, 18th century. 999/671; National Archives of Ireland
  • Local History File - Talbot v Talbot, containing a copy of the judgement of the Lord Chancellor on the second reading of the Talbot's Divorce Bill 1856; Roscommon County Library
  • Mount Talbot photos & an inventory of household effects with valuation, 1913. 013/061 & D.Mou.1.0; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Will of William Talbot of Mount Talbot, Co Roscommon, 1845. D/1550/162/T/1; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Papers of Martin, King, French & Ingram, solicitors of Limavady, includes will of William Talbot of Mount Talbot, Co Roscommon, 1845. D/1550/162/T/1; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Correspondence of the Talbot family of Mount Talbot, mainly relating to family events & current affairs, includes photo of Mount Talbot, c 1856-1922. MS 22,825; National Library of Ireland
  • Commonplace Book of [Julia Molyneux who married William John Talbot of Mount Talbot in August 1897] containing photographs, sketches and autographs relating to some of the 'big houses' and their residents, 1897-1901.; Representative Church Body Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources