Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Cotton

Various members of the Cotton family were leasing property in the barony of Castlereagh at the time of Griffith's Valuation and earlier in the nineteenth century. Wright Cotton held land in the parish of Cloonfinlough, barony of Roscommon in the 1850s, previously part of the estate of John Balfe. In the 1870s Wright Cotton of Hartstown, Clonsilla, Dublin, held over 200 acres in county Roscommon. In April 1888 he offered for sale in the Land Judges' Court his property in the barony of Castlereagh as well as property in Dublin City. Cox Cotton, son of William James Cotton of Longford House, Castlerea bought the Brierfield estate from the Hawkes family in the late 19th century.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Arm Lodge Arm Kilkeevin Castlerea Castlereagh 65 Castlereagh Roscommon OSI Ref: M664795
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 39
Longford Glebe Longford KIlkeevin Castlerea Castlereagh 65 Castlereagh Roscommon OSI Ref: M694787
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 39
Brierfield Brierfield Cloonygormican Castlerea Carrowduff 61 Ballymoe Roscommon OSI Ref: M821 759
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 40

Archival sources

  • Copy will of Cox Cotton, Arne, parish of Kilkeevin, Co Roscommon, 30 Mar 1859. 999/112/2; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources