Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Barbor/Barbour

The estate of Robert Christopher Barbor was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in May 1857. It included over 1400 acres in county Leitrim, 37 in Roscommon and almost 200 in county Longford. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Robert C. Barber is recorded as the lessor of several townlands in the parish of Fenagh, barony of Leitrim. At the time of the sale the petitioner was Hester Lowry. Also in May 1857 the este of Frederick, John Nesbitt and Thomas Barbor was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. These lands had been the subject of a conveyence between Thomas W. Bond and Robert Barbor, of Lisbrack, county Longford, in 1840. In April 1864 the rental of the townland of Drumlaheen, parish of Fenagh was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court by Henry O'Neill and his assignees. This townland was being leased by Robert Barbor at the time of Griffith's Valuation but was the subject of chancery proceedings. The O'Neills were among the occupiers at that time. The particulars indicate that the Ecclesiastical Commissioners had an interest in the lands and that the original eighteenth century lease was also between Bond and Barbor. The Irish Times reported that the property was sold to a Mr. Irwin.

Associated Families

No houses were found for this estate

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Barbor, 12 May 1857, Vol 13, Vol 45 MRGS 39/022, (microfilm copy in NUIG; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Frederick Barbor et al, 12 May 1857, Vol 45, MRGS 39/022, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), O’Neill, 26 April 1864, Vol 72, MRGS 39/036, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers relating to the Bond and Barbour families of Longford. 8462-8562, T768-773.; National Archives of Ireland

Modern printed sources