Landed Estates
University of Galway

Lyster (Lysterfield)

The Lyster estate was in the parishes of Cam, Kiltoom and Taghmaconnell, barony of Athlone, county Roscommon. The senior branch of the family resided at New Park in the parish of Kiltoom but the male line died out in 1806. In 1828 James Lyster of Lysterfield was a member of the Grand Panel of county Roscommon. By the mid 19th century the estate had been taken over by the Court of Chancery. Elizabeth Robinson Lyster who married Frederick Trench, Lord Ashtown in 1785 was a descendant of Anthony Lyster of Lysterfield who died in the 1740s. Descendants of Anthony's brother John resided at Lysterfield from the late 18th century and by the 1880s the head of the family was living in Ontario, Canada.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Lackan Lackan Rahara Roscommon Lackan 88 Athlone Galway OSI Ref: M893 532
OS Sheet: 45
Discovery map: 40
New Park Carrowmurragh Kiltoom Athlone Kiltoom 15 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M987 485
OS Sheet: 48
Discovery map: 47
Lysterfield Lysterfield Cam Athlone Caltragh 12 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M918 502
OS Sheet: 45
Discovery map: 40
Corkip Corkip Taghmaconnell Athlone Castlesampson 6 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M929425
OS Sheet: 45
Discovery map: 40

Archival sources

  • Longfield map - map of lands of Corralea and Ballylion, [parish of Cam], no date. 21 F 43 (7); National Library of Ireland
  • Smyth of Barbavilla Papers, include title deeds and accounts of the New Park estate. Collection List 120, MSS 41,563-41,603; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of crest to John Sanderson Lyster, Brigade Major Queensland Defence Forces, great great grandson of Anthony Lyster of New Park, Co Roscommon, 21 Dec 1899. GO MS 111: 60-61; National Library of Ireland
  • Local History File - Lyster, includes a copy of "Memorials of an Ancient House", a very detailed history of the Lyster family; Roscommon County Library
  • Pedigree of Lyster. GO MS 812: 43; National Library of Ireland
  • New Park photos. 060/089; Irish Architectural Archive
  • W.B. Scott, solicitor's collection, includes leases of Corkip Anthony Lyster of Newpark to John Keogh of Keoghville, 1805. Small Accs. Index 76, D.9983, D.9987 & D.10,025; National Archives of Ireland
  • Leases affecting the lands of Lysterfield and the Trench, Lyster and other families, 19th century. 99/56/10/21/1-4; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources