Landed Estates
University of Galway

King (Ballylin)

The King family of Ballylin, Ferbane, King's county (county Offaly) shared a common ancestry with the King family of Charlestown House, Drumsna, county Roscommon. John King established himself at Ballylin in the mid 18th century. He was succeeded at Ballylin by his nephew, Reverend Henry King, who held lands in the county Roscommon parishes of Kilmore, barony of Ballintober North, Roscommon, barony of Ballintober South, Elphin, barony of Roscommon and Kilmacumsy, barony of Frenchpark at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In the 1870s John Gilbert King of Ballylin owned 1033 acres in county Roscommon and 10,175 acres in King's county.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Dangan Dangan (King) Kilmore Carrick on Shannon Cloonteem 47 Ballintober North Roscommon OSI Ref: M983 943
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 33

Archival sources

  • Rent roll & accounts of King estates in counties Roscommon, Leitrim & Offaly, 1801-1818. Ms.4170. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Account book of Rev. H. King, Ballylin, relating to estates in Cos Leitrim, Offaly & Roscommon, includes executors' & rent accounts, 1825-27. MS 3524. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Manuscript map of Curry, parish of Cam, barony of Athlone, the estate of John King, Oct 1768. 16 I. 14 (4); National Library of Ireland
  • King of Ballylin Papers, unsorted collection, see hand list in NLI Manuscripts' Reading Room; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources