Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Handcocks were settled at Moydrum Castle, near Athlone, in county Westmeath from the late 17th century. The Right Honourable William Handcock was created Baron Castlemaine in December 1812. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Lord Castlemaine held land in the parish of Kilglass, barony of Ballintober North, county Roscommon. Hon. Charles Handcock and his wife Elizabeth sold the fee simple of an estate in the barony of Athlone in the Encumbered Estates Court in 1856. The Freeman's Journal noted R. Carroll as the purchaser. In the 1870s Lord Castlemaine's estate in county Roscommon amounted to 597 acres. In county Westmeath he owned 11,444 acres.

Associated Families

No houses were found for this estate

Archival sources

  • Account books from office of A. Bole detailing accounts of King-Harman estates, Longford and Westmeath, Rev. W. Handcock, Roscommon & Westmeath, 1845-late 19th century. MSS. 14,03-109. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Map of plots in the town of Athlone, compiled by order of Lord Castlemaine and Mr St George, Jan 1833. 21 F 43 (15); National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources