Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Sandford/Wills Sandford

The descendants of Captain Theophilus Sandford of Moyglare, county Meath, settled at Castlerea, county Roscommon, in the late 17th century and represented the county in Parliament. Henry Moore Sandford (1751-1814) was created Baron Mount Sandford of Castlerea in July 1800. The title became extinct in 1846 following the death of George Sandford, 3rd Baron and the Sandford estates which were in the parishes of Dysart, barony of Athlone, Drumatemple, barony of Ballymoe and Ballintober, Kilkeevin and Kiltullagh, barony of Castlereagh, passed to the families of his sisters Wills of Willsgrove, Pakenham and Newenham. In the 1870s Thomas G. Wills Sandford owned 24,410 acres in county Roscommon and 949 acres in county Dublin. Over 1,200 acres of the Wills Sandford estate was vested in the Congested Districts' Board on 5 Nov 1911.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Fortwilliam (Castlereagh) Ballyfinegan Ballintober Castlerea Ballintober 60 Castlereagh Roscommon OSI Ref: M726 742
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 40
Frenchlawn Frenchlawn Ballintober Castlerea Ballintober 60 Castlereagh Roscommon OSI Ref: M711741
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 39
Willsgrove Willsgrove Ballintober Castlerea Ballintober 60 Castlereagh Roscommon OSI Ref: M737754
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 40
Cloonkeen House Cloonkeen Kilkeevin Castlerea Coolougher 67 Castlereagh Roscommon OSI Ref: M647 788
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 33
Castlereagh House Demesne Kilkeevin Castlerea Castlereagh 65 Castlereagh Roscommon OSI Ref: M679801
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 39
Termonbeg Termonbeg Kilkeevin Castlerea Castlereagh 65 Castlereagh Roscommon OSI Ref: M709809
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 32
Willsbrook House Willsbrook Kilkeevin Castlerea Coolougher 67 Castlereagh Roscommon OSI Ref: M691756
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 39
Ballinlough Ballinlough Kiltullagh Castlerea Ballinlough 64 Castlereagh Roscommon OSI Ref: M580769
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 39
Willsborough Willsborough Kiltullagh Castlerea Ballinlough 64 Castlereagh Roscommon OSI Ref: M583783
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 39
Cashlieve House Cashlieve Kiltullagh Castlerea Ballinlough 64 Castlereagh Roscommon OSI Ref: M608773
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 39
Derry Lodge Derry Tibohine Castlerea Artagh North 55 Frenchpark Roscommon OSI Ref: M580869
OS Sheet: 19
Discovery map: 32

Archival sources

  • Longfield maps - surveys and maps of the Sandford estate in the barony of Athlone & in the barony of Castlereagh, no date. 21 F 43 (11 & 12) & 21 F 44 (61); National Library of Ireland
  • Donnellan Deposit (1931), includes deeds, maps & surveys of Sandford, Wills & other families in Co Roscommon, 1717-1880. D.8002-8151, M.531-545 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Two maps of Lord Mount Sandford's estate in Ballindrimley, county Roscommon, 1770 & 1812. M.542a, M542e. ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Map of Sandford estate, Kilkeevan parish, 1781. M.540.; National Archives of Ireland
  • Map of Sandford estate, Malthouse park, Castlerea, 1785. M.542b.; National Archives of Ireland
  • Boyd map of Sandford estates in Ballintober barony, 1795. M. 532.; National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers including rentals of the Mount Sandford estate, Castlereagh, 18th-19th centuries. !2 S 35. ; Royal Irish Academy Library
  • Rentals of Lord Mount Sandford's estates in Roscommon & Westmeath, 1835-1845. MSS. 4281-4289. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Map of boundaries of estates of Lords de Freyne and Mount Sandford. n.d. ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Deeds, maps & other documents re the Sandford Wills estates, 18th-19th centuries. Small Accs. Index 40, See Report of Deputy Keeper of the Public Records, No. 58 page 34; National Archives of Ireland
  • Private Act, House of Lords, to enable the Devisees under the last Will and Testament of the Right Honourable Henry Lord Mount-Sandford, deceased, to make Leases etc, 1830. HL/PO/PB/1/1830/1W4n252 ; Parliamentary Archives
  • Rental,1718 & leases circa 1750. MS 10,152; National Library of Ireland
  • Pakenham Papers, Tullynally, Co Westmeath, contain estate material re the Sandford family of Castlerea, Co Roscommon. See introduction to archive by Anthony Malcomson at T/3763 in PRONI.; Private Possession
  • Letter from J. Redding of Castlerea to G.R. Wills Sandford re vacancy for gamekeeper on estate of Major O'Hara, 1 Dec 1910. MS 24,197; National Library of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes papers re Court of Appeal case in matter of estate of Thomas George Wills Sandford, Co Roscommon, 1904. Small Accs. Index 105, M.4086(1-9); National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers re the property of the Wills & Sandford families mainly in & near Castlereagh, 17th-19th centuries. Includes references to Lord Bophin & Burkes of Portumna. M.6237; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources