Landed Estates
NUI Galway


William Fulke Greville was the second son of Fulke Greville of Wiltshire, a grandson of the 5th Baron Brooke. He married Meliora, daughter of the Honourable and Reverend Richard Southwell. The Grevilles county Limerick estate was leased to the Reverend Richard Southwell on 29 May 1731. In 1840 William F. Greville's grandson, Fulke Southwell Greville, created 1st Lord Greville in 1869, married the only child of George Thomas John Nugent, 8th Earl of Westmeath. He assumed the surname Greville-Nugent in 1866. He was a principal lessor in the parishes of Kiltullagh, barony of Castlereagh, Kilglass and Kilmore, barony of Ballintober North and Aughrim, barony of Roscommon, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Almost 6,000 acres of the Castlereagh estate was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates' Court in 1858. In the 1870s Lord Greville's estate amounted to almost 4000 acres in county Roscommon. Griffith's Valuation also records Foulke S. Greville holding land in the county Cork parishes of Clonpriest, Ightermurragh and Titeskin, barony of Imokilly and William Greville holding land in the parish of Clonagh, barony of Connello Lower, county Limerick. This land in the parish of Clonagh, the estate of the Marquis of Westmeath and others, trustees of the will of William Fulke Greville deceased, was advertised for sale in November 1861 with lands in the barony of Imokilly, county Cork. The total acreage amounted to 3,192 acres. Most of these lands and a large estate of over 4,000 acres in county Cavan were offered for sale again in May 1864. Lord Greville's main estate was at Cloyn Castle, near Delvin, in county Westmeath where he owned nearly 10,000 acres as well as over 1,900 acres in county Cavan.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Cloonteem Cloonteem Kilmore Carrick on Shannon Cloonteem 47 Ballintober North Roscommon OSI Ref: N002 962
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 33
Springfield Killeennamanagh Mogeely Middleton Mogeely 263 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W963 779
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Greville, 26 November 1858, Vol 54, MRGS 39/027, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers relating to Greville estates in county Cavan and survey of Roscommon estate of Col. Fulke Southwell Greville, 19th century. M. 3050. ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Marquis of Westmeath, Greville, 14 Nov 1861, Vol 63 (30), MRGS 39/03, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Marquis of Westmeath, Greville, 19 May 1864, Vol 72 (76), MRGS 39/036, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Upton Papers: Report upon estates of W.P. Greville in Cos Cavan, Limerick & Cork by Samuel Nicholson, land valuer, 1845. No 16; Royal Irish Academy Library

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Modern printed sources