Richard Coote, Lord Collooney, was granted extensive estates in counties Roscommon, Galway, Mayo and Sligo in the seventeenth century. Much of his Sligo land was eventually purchased by other Sligo landowners in the eighteenth century, notably the Coopers of Markree. The ''Extinct Peerage'' notes that Richard Coote, 4th Baron Collooney, sold Collooney and other lands to Joshua Cooper of Markree in March 1729. This branch of the Coote family also held lands in counties Leitrim, Cavan and Monaghan, notably at Bellamont Forest, county Cavan. In 1859 portions of the the estate of Richard Coote in the counties of Cavan, Leitrim and Monaghan were offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court. This included over 600 acres in the barony of Carrigallen, county Leitrim.
- Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Coote, 17 November 1859, Vol 57, MRGS 39/028, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
Contemporary printed sources
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''15th Annual Report of the Commissioners of Public Records Ireland,'' 1825. Vol XVI, Appendix I, Grants under Acts of Settlement: 64-65, 183 & 201- 202
Modern printed sources
- BURKE, Sir Bernard. ''A genealogical history of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire''. London: Harrison, 1883: -
- ''Corran Herald'': TIMONEY, Martin A. Bellamont House, Collooney, and other 17th century fortified houses in county Sligo. XXXVIII (2005-2006), 24-26.