Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Browne (Newtown)

Arthur Browne, a younger son of John Browne of Westport 1st Earl of Altamont was given an estate in county Roscommon purchased by his father circa 1770s from Christopher Irwin [of Newtown, Leabeg and Oran]. Arthur's grandson another Arthur Browne of Newtown, county Roscommon, held land in the parishes of Cloonygormican and Oran, barony of Ballymoe at the time of Griffith's Valutation. In 1828 he was a member of the Grand Panel of county Roscommon. Part of Newtown was held by the Very Reverend Henry Montague Browne, Dean of Lismore, a son of the 2nd Lord Kilmaine. The lands of Newtown were advertised for sale in June 1857 by Arthur Browne and Elizabeth Dowton. In the 1870s Ellen C. Browne of Clontarf, county Dublin, sister of Arthur Browne, owned 338 acres in county Roscommon and the Very Reverend Dean Browne of Kilkenny owned 360 acres.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Newtown Newtown Oran Roscommon Cloonygormican 75 Ballymoe Roscommon OSI Ref: M777 720
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 40
Lisbride Lisbride Roscommon Roscommon Roscommon Rural 90 Ballintober South Roscommon OSI Ref: M901 625
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 40

Archival sources

  • Westport Estate Papers, Collection List 78; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Browne & Dowton, 23 June 1857, Vol 46, MRGS 39/022, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources