Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Hanly/Hanley

A family who lost most of their lands in the barony of Ballintober, county Roscommon, in the mid 17th century. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Roderick J. Hanley held land at Ballycummin in the parish of Kilmore, barony of Ballintober North, county Roscommon. In the mid 19th century Ballycummin was a townland of 124 acres leased from the Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry by the Murray family, who advertised the sale of their interest in June 1872 and April 1873. In 1837 Lewis recorded that Ballycommeen was formerly the seat of the Earl of Roscommon 'now occupied by Lieut Rodrick J. Hanly'. Lewis also records three residences of Hanly family members in the parish of Kilglass - Lava of W. Hanly, Cottage of M. Hanly and Doneen of G. Hanly. In February 1851 and December 1852 George Malby Hanly's interest in the lands of Lavagh and others in the parish of Kilglass were advertised for sale. Roderick John Hanly was one of the trustees for the sale of the 171 acres of Clooncoose in the parish of Kilmore the estate of Anne Conry and Robert James Conry in November 1861. This was purchased by Mr. Scallan. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Mathew Hanly was leasing land from the Reverend Henry King in the parish of Kilmore and John Hanly held the townland of Carrowskeheen. ''The Landowners of Ireland'' record Mathew Hanly of Dangan as owning 345 acres in county Roscommon. He may have bought some of the O'Beirne estate in the parish of Kilglass, offered for sale in 1861, as he was advertising the sale of parts of Aghamannan and Crunkill, parish of Kilglass and the lands of Kilcock, parish of Kilmore, previously Waldron property, in the late 1870s. In January 1872 Mathew Hanly, surviving trustee of the will of Bridget Hanly, advertised the sale of Carrowskeheen, amounting to over 200 acres. It was sold to Digby West. Other lands owned by Matthew Hanley were offered for sale in the Land Judges Court in December 1880 but the sale was adjourned due to lack of bidding. By 1890 Matthew Hanley's widow, Anne, was offering over 90 acres for sale in the Land Judges' Court. The petitioners were Messers. Kiernan and McDermott and these were the purchasers.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballycummin Ballycummin Kilmore Carrick on Shannon Kilmore 52 Ballintober North Roscommon OSI Ref: M998 915
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 33
Dangan Dangan (King) Kilmore Carrick on Shannon Cloonteem 47 Ballintober North Roscommon OSI Ref: M983 943
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 33
Sallyfield Lavagh Kilglass Strokestown Kilglass North 101 Ballintober North Roscommon OSI Ref: N007 896
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 33

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Hanly, 11 Feb 1851 & 31 Dec 1852, Vols 5 & 25, MRGS 39/002 & 39/010, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Hanly, Deane, Conry, 5 Nov 1861, Vol 63, MRGS 39/032, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Hanly, 7 Nov 1879, Vol 137, MRGS 39/061, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Hanly, 9 May 1879, Vol 136, MRGS 39/060, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Murray, 14 June 1872 & 18 Apr 1873, Vols 105 & 109, MRGS 39/049 & 39/050, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Hanly, 19 Jan 1872, Vol 105, MRGS 39/049, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Wages book & volume of labourers’ wages & farm accounts of Patrick Hanly of Carrowcrin, [parish of Kilbride, barony of Ballintober South]. Microfilm copy P.4950; National Library of Ireland
  • Roscommon estates family deeds, mainly relating to Dalton, Dillon & Hanly families, 1650-1700. MS 24,597(1-2); National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources

  • ''The Irish Genealogist'': CHAMNEY, Anne R. Extracts from Father Clare’s Annotations to the Conformity Rolls, include reference to this family. X (2001), 427-454
  • ''Irish Times'': Landed Estates Court sale reports, 6 November 1861 p.4. 20 January 1872, p.5. Land Judges Court sale reports, 11 December 1880, p.3. 18 January 1890, p.6.