Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Ferrall (Co Roscommon)

In the early 19th century John Farrell or Ferrall acquired large tracts of land mainly in county Roscommon, including the Ormsby's Grange estate, parish of Kilbride, barony of Ballintober South and land belonging to the Lysters in the parish of Cam, barony of Athlone. John Ferrall died in 1823 and was succeeded by his nephew, Daniel Henry Ferrall. In 1828 Daniel Farrell was a member of the Grand Panel of county Roscommon. At the time of the first Ordnance Survey Mr Kincaid of Dublin was agent to some of Daniel Farrell's estate. Desmond Norton's book refers to letters concerning the administration of D.H. Ferrall's estates during the Famine period by Stewart and Kincaid, land agents. Joseph Kincaid held two townlands in the parish of Kilcooley, barony of Roscommon at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Daniel H. Ferrall died in 1853 and was succeeded by his four sisters and their descendants, the Nolan, Taaffe, Conmee and Irwin families. By the time of Griffith's Valuation the representatives of Daniel Ferrall held land in the parishes of Cam and Kiltoom, barony of Athlone, Kilcolagh, barony of Frenchpark, Baslick, barony of Castlereagh, Cloonygormican, barony of Ballymoe, Kilglass, barony of Ballintober North, Kilteevan, Kilbride and Roscommon, barony of Ballintober South, Killukin, barony of Boyle and Bumlin, Kilcooley, Ogulla, barony of Roscommon. In June 1859 over 10,000 acres in counties Sligo and Roscommon, belonging to Louisa Bridget Taaffe, wife of Edmond Taaffe, Henry Taaffe Ferrall and John Nolan Ferrall, were advertised for sale. Lands in the barony of Corran, county Sligo, the property of John Ferrall, were offered for sale in December 1859. Unsold parts of the county Roscommon estate were advertised for sale again on 24 June 1862 and again in February 1863. Over 1,200 acres of the same estate in the barony of Castlereagh were offered for sale in May 1867 and 1,800 acres of the Frenchpark part of the estate in April 1868 and February 1869. Again in July 1875 over 900 acres of the Ferrall estate in the barony of Frenchpark was advertised for sale. In the 1870s Major Henry Taaffe Ferrall of Moylurg, Boyle, owned 5,140 acres in county Roscommon. In 1906 Beechwood was occupied by Clare M. Nolan who also held untenanted lands mainly in the parish of Kilteevan, barony of Ballintober South. Over 1,200 acres belonging to Clare M. Nolan were vested in the Congested Districts' Board on 25 June 1912.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Moylurg House Clogher Eastersnow Boyle Rushfield 37 Boyle Roscommon OSI Ref: M838986
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 33
Dooneen Dooneen Kilcolagh Boyle Kilmacumsy 28 Frenchpark Roscommon OSI Ref: M803927
OS Sheet: 15, 16, 9
Discovery map: 33
Beechwood Tonlegee Kilteevan Roscommon Kilteevan 86 Ballintober South Roscommon OSI Ref: M935668
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 40
Ballyglass Ballyglass Baslick Castlerea Bellanagare 70 Castlereagh Roscommon OSI Ref: M744847
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 33
Bloomfield Bloomfield Kilcooley Strokestown Tulsk 112 Roscommon Roscommon OSI Ref: M876 801
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 33

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Taaffe & Ferrall, 28 June 1859, Vol 56, MRGS 39/028, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Taaffe & Ferrall, 24 June 1862 & 10 Feb 1863, Vols 65 & 67, MRGS 39/033 & 39/034, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Taaffe & Ferrall, 14 May 1867, Vol 85, MRGS 39/041, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Ferrall & Taaffe, 3 July 1875, Vol 120, MRGS 39/055, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Ferrall & Taaffe, 9 February 1869, Vol 92, MRGS 39/045, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Ferrall & Taaffe,21 April 1868, Vol 89, MRGS 39/043, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Taaffe of Ballyneglogh, Co Sligo, includes Taaffe of Woodfield, Co Mayo. GO MS 175:323-330; National Library of Ireland
  • W.B. Scott, solicitor's collection, includes mortgage of the Beechwood estate by Daniel Henry Ferrall to Stewart & Kincaid, 1834. Small Accs. Index 76, D.10,377; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Ferrall, 2 December 1859, Vol 57, MRGS 39/028, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Survey of Dooneen, barony of Frenchpark, Co Roscommon, the estate of Daniel Farrell by J. Longfield, Mar 1828. 21 F 45 (96); National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources