Humphrey Butler is recorded as one of the principal lessors in the parish of Kilnamanagh, barony of Frenchpark, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. He was a commander in the Royal Navy and a great grandson of Brinsley Butler, 1st Viscount Lanesborough. He is also recorded as owning over 2,800 acres in county Leitrim. In the 1870s the representatives of Humphrey Butler, with an address at Shedfield Lodge, Farnham, England, owned over 600 acres in county Roscommon. In 1877 the trustees of Humphrey Butler's marriage to Eliza Margaret Tewart were offering over 600 acres for sale in the barony of Frenchpark. The Irish Times reported that the bidding was considered insufficient and the sale adjourned.
No houses were found for this estate
- Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Butler, 19 June 1877, Vol 128, MRGS 39/058, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
Contemporary printed sources
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of owners of land of one acre and upwards, in the several counties .... in Ireland''. HC 1876, LXXX: 314.
- HUSSEY DE BURGH, U. H. ''The Landowners of Ireland. An alphabetical list of the owners of estates of 500 acres or £500 valuation and upwards in Ireland''. Dublin: Hodges, Foster and Figgis, 1878. [available online at www.askaboutireland.ie] : 64.
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of names of proprietors and area and valuation of properties in counties in Ireland, held in fee or perpetuity or long leases at chief rents,'' 1876. (412) LXXX. 395: 155
Modern printed sources
- BURKE, Sir Bernard. ''A genealogical and heraldic history of the Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage''. London: Harrison & Sons, 1886: 792-793
- ''Irish Times'': Landed Estates Court sale reports, 20 June 1877, p.3