Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Lawder (Tully)

Bryan Lawder, a farmer, was resident at Tully, parish of Elphin in 1749. The Lawder pedigree shows that this branch of the Lawder family were descended from Christopher Lawder of Drumsna who married Priscilla Crozier in 1761. Their grandsons were Christopher Hume Lawder, Horatio Lawder and Alonzo Lawder, all sons of John Lawder of Ashfort. Horatio Lawder, resident at Aghamore House, in Mohill parish, held 92 acres in county Leitrim and 443 acres in county Roscommon in the parish of Kilmore, barony of Ballintober North. The estate of Arthur Auchmuty Lawder, which included part of Aghamore, was advertised for sale in July 1884. Alonzo Lawder was married to a granddaughter of Thomas McDermottroe and lands in the parish of Kiltrustan of which he, his wife and his sisters-in-law were owners, were advertised for sale in January 1852. The purchasers included Messers. Eyre, Johns and Moore. Alonzo Lawder held land in the parishes of Cloonfinlough and Kitrustan, barony of Roscommon at the time of Griffith's Valuation. His land in the parish of Cloonfinlough was advertised for sale by his trustee in April 1864. The Irish Times reports that it was sold to Mr. John Gardiner, in trust for A. Lawder, for £1800. The Irish Times reported in February 1870 that attempts to sell parts of Alonzo Lawder's estate were repeatedly being frustrated and included the intimidation of prospective bidders. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Christopher Lawder was residing at Tully, parish of Kilmore, barony of Ballintober North, which he had purchased from the Kellys. In January 1877 the trustees of his will, John Lauder and James Henry Patrickson, were advertising the sale of Tully. The Irish Times reported that it was sold to Mr. Russell for £7700. George Lawder held some land in Lavagh, parish of Kilglass, in the 1850s. 47 acres of Lavagh held in fee by Thomas Hubback White and Allan White was advertised for sale in 1861. Christopher Hume Lawder who often appears on the sale rentals of the Land Courts as an assignee of insolvents, was First Clerk in the Town Department of the Court for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, Dublin. George Dance Lawder was Second Clerk in the County Department of the same Court. Members of this branch of the Lawder family owned approximately 1,800 acres in county Roscommon in the 1870s. In 1889 Christopher Lawder sold lands at Aughamore in the Land Judges' Court. Following what was referred to by the Irish Times as "smart competition" the purchaser was M.J. O'Farrell, solicitor, in trust for John Rogers. James Lawder lived at Lowfield in the parish of Kilmore in 1749, he was murdered in 1779.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Aghamore House Agahmore Mohill Mohill Roosky 73 Mohill Leitrim OSI Ref: N058863
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 33
Kilmore House Kilmore Kilmore Carrick on Shannon Cloonteem 47 Ballintober North Roscommon OSI Ref: M993 934
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 33
Ashfort House Knocknagowna Kilmore Carrick on Shannon Kilmore 52 Ballintober North Roscommon OSI Ref: M955 926
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 33
Tully Lodge Tully Kilmore Carrick on Shannon Kilmore 52 Ballintober North Roscommon OSI Ref: M991 927
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 33
Sallyfield Lavagh Kilglass Strokestown Kilglass North 101 Ballintober North Roscommon OSI Ref: N007 896
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 33
Toberpatrick Toberpatrick Kiltrustan Strokestown Ballygarden 99 Roscommon Roscommon OSI Ref: M951 838
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 33
Lowfield Lowfield Kilmore Carrick on Shannon Cloonteem 47 Ballintober North Roscommon OSI Ref: M993 942
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 33

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), White, 1 Feb 1861, Vol 60, MRGS 39/031, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lauder, 19 Jan 1877, Vol 127, MRGS 39/057, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Lawder of Cos Roscommon & Leitrim, America & Malay States, c 1520-1908. GO MS 182: 96-113; National Library of Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lawder, 4 July 1884, Vol 147, MRGS 39/065, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Meade & Lawder, 21 Apr 1864, Vol 71, MRGS 39/035, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), McDermott & Lawder, 23 Jan 1852, Vol 13, MRGS 39/006, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Lauder family of Drumsna, Co Leitrim, estate papers 1759-1898. D/4123; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources