Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Blakeney (Holywell)

In 1761 Charles Blakeney, a member of a junior branch of the Blakeneys of Abbert, married Bridget, daughter and heiress of Barnaby Gunning of Holywell, county Roscommon. Their second son, the Reverend Thomas Blakeney, rector of Roscommon parish in the early 19th century, took over the Holywell estate. He was succeeded by his son Charles William, who sold the estate comprised of 1681 acres of the townland of Coolteige, in 1853 and emigrated to Australia. Other descendants of Charles and Bridget Blakeney are recording as holding small estates in county Roscommon in the 1870s. 579 acres belonging to Anne Blakeney in county Roscommon was vested in the Congested Districts' Board in March 1912.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Holywell Coolteige Kilbride Roscommon Kilbride South 84 Ballintober South Roscommon OSI Ref: M896 687
OS Sheet: 36
Discovery map: 40

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Harrisson & Blakeney, 14 Jan 1853, Vol 20, MRGS 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

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