Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Walsh/Hussey Walsh

Richard Walsh, a younger son of the Walsh family of county Kilkenny, was transplanted to Crannagh, parish of Drum, barony of Athlone, county Roscommon, under the Cromwellian settlement. The Walshes were mill owners and built up a leasehold estate in the parish of Drum. In 1787 Patrick Walsh of Crannagh married Margaret daughter of John Hussey of Mulhussey [Mounthussey], county Roscommon. Their son John Hussey Walsh inherited both the Crannagh and Mounthussey estates. The estate was in the parish of Drum, barony of Athlone, county Roscommon and the family also held land in county Galway. In the early 1820s the Hussey Walshes bought an estate in county Offaly and went to live at Kilduff House, Kilclonfert. By the time of Griffith's Valuation John Hussey Walsh still owned over 2,000 acres in the parish of Drum. He died in 1863 and in 1876 the Hussey Walsh estate in counties Roscommon and Offaly was advertised for sale in the Landed Estates' Court. Only one part of the estate was sold, the others were purchased by family representatives on behalf of Walter Hussey Walsh and his wife Ellen, daughter of Valentine O'Brien O'Connor. In the 1870s the Hussey Walsh estate amounted to 2,826 acres in county Roscommon. The Hussey Walsh house at Kilduff was sold in 1882 and the family went to live in Dublin and later in London. In the early 20th century the estate was administered by the firm of A.T.S. Magan, estate agents of Athlone. The Land Commission purchased Mount Hussey and its surrounding lands in the 1920s.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Crannagh House Crannagh Drum Athlone Crannagh 3 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: N012 401
OS Sheet: 52
Discovery map: 47
Mounthussey Moynure Drum Athlone Crannagh 3 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: N000 374
OS Sheet: 52
Discovery map: 47

Archival sources

  • Hussey Walsh Mss; Irish Genealogical Research Society Library
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Hussey Walsh, 7 July 1876, Vol 125, MRGS 39/056, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of quarterings to Valentine John Hussey Walsh of Mul Hussey, Co Roscommon & Canby, France, 2 Oct 1908. GO MS 111:228-229; National Library of Ireland
  • Wills of Walsh & Naghten families, Co Roscommon. John J. Walsh Accession. Acc No 1/248. M. 5367; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources