Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Hawkes (Brierfield)

Charles Hawkes settled in county Roscommon in the late 17th century and was a younger son of Captain John Hawkes, who founded the Hawkes family of county Cork. In the mid 19th century the Hawkes' county Roscommon estate was in the parish of Cloonygormican, barony of Ballymoe. In the 1870s Charles Hawkes of Brierfield owned over 720 acres in county Roscommon. Gormley states that the Briarfield estate was later acquired by the Cotton family. The estate was divided by the Irish Land Commission and the house demolished.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Portumna Portumna Lickmolassy Portumna Portumna 183 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M847051
OS Sheet: 127
Discovery map: 53
Brierfield Brierfield Cloonygormican Castlerea Carrowduff 61 Ballymoe Roscommon OSI Ref: M821 759
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 40
Faragher Lodge Newtown Farragher Cloonygormican Castlereagh Carrowduff 61 Ballymoe Roscommon OSI Ref:
OS Sheet: 35
Discovery map: 40
Ardkeenagh House Ardkeenagh (Plunkett) Kilcooley Strokestown Tulsk 112 Roscommon Roscommon OSI Ref: M857805
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 33

Archival sources

  • Draft pedigrees & copies of deeds of family of Hawkes of Briarfield & Skekyn, Co Roscommon, 1627-1780. MS 802: 10; National Library of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes miscellaneous papers re Mrs Hawkes. Small Accs. Index 105, M.3869; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources