Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Ormsby (Rocksavage)

In the mid 18th century Rocksavage, parish of Athleague, barony of Athlone, county Roscommon, came into the possession of the Ormsby family through the marriage of Robert Ormsby, son of Robert Ormsby of Redhills, county Mayo, and Jane, sister and heir of Thomas Waldron of Rocksavage. Their great grandson Robert Watt Ormsby sold the property in the 19th century and died in London. The Ormsbys of Bob's Grove appear to be the same family as the Rocksavage Ormsbys.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Rocksavage Knockadangan Athleague Roscommon Athleague West 74 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M862 591
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 40
Grove Kilteevan Kilkeevan Roscommon Kilteevan 86 Ballintober South Roscommon OSI Ref: M930 655
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 40

Archival sources

  • Ballinamore Papers 1650-1935, contact A.J.Ormsby, Kilrie House, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland; Private Possession
  • Maps of estate of M.R.W. Ormsby of lands near Athleague, Co Roscommon, by John Longfield, 1820. M.328 (a-d); National Archives of Ireland
  • Volume of maps of the estate of Mark R. W. Ormsby in Co Roscommon, 1820. M.3051; National Archives of Ireland
  • Wills of members of the Ormsby family of Bob's Grove & of the Pepys family, 1788-1824. Longfield, Kelly & Armstrong, Solicitors' Collection, Small Accs. Index 47, T.1023. T.1024, T.1037-1039; National Archives of Ireland
  • Volume of maps of the estate of Mark R. Watt Ormsby in Co Roscommon by John Longfield, 1820. Longfield, Kelly & Armstrong, Solicitors' Collection, Small Accs. Index 47, M.3051, also M.328; National Archives of Ireland
  • Deeds re the estate of the Ormsbys of Ballintober & Rocksavage, included in Longfield, Kelly & Armstrong, Solicitors' Collection, Small Accs. Index 47, D.14,116-14,482; National Archives of Ireland
  • Longfield, Kelly & Armstrong, Solicitors' Collection includes Land Commission papers re the Ormsbys. Small Accs. Index 47; National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy will of George Ormsby of Stafford St, city of Dublin & now of Bobsgrove, Co Roscommon, farmer, 5 Jan 1787. T.2556; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources