Landed Estates
NUI Galway


William Roycroft, whose address was Danesfort, Carrick-on-Shannon, held over 350 acres in county Roscommon in the 1870s. The Census of Elphin shows that Gilbert and Ann Roycroft as well as other members of the Roycroft family were resident in the parish of Killummod in 1749. Keenehan and others state that some financial difficulties overtook the Roycroft estate in the later nineteenth century. In July 1888 William Roycroft offered property for sale in the Land Judges' Court but the sale was adjourned. It was later purchased by the Duignan family. The land continued in their ownership until the 1970s when it was divided by the Land Commission.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Danesfort (Roscommon) Danesfort Killummod Carrick-on-Shannon Danesfort 49 Boyle Roscommon OSI Ref: M930971
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 33