Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Lynch (Garracloon)

Martin J. Blake writes about Andrew Lynch of Galway who had purchased land in the barony of Kilmaine, county Mayo in the 1620s. Andrew Lynch lost his Galway property under the Cromwellian settlement but retained his county Mayo lands at Garracloone under the Restoration settlement. He had two sons John and Marcus. John died in 1678 and was succeeded by his brother Marcus who in turn was succeeded by his son in law Mark Lynch FitzJames, who had two daughters Juliane married George Blake of Killernane, county Mayo, second son of Martin Blake of Moyne in 1728 and Mary who married Thomas Browne of Newtown. In the late 1770s legal documents record the partition of lands in county Galway, including Cloonacauneen Castle, between Martin Blake Lynch of Dublin and Mark Browne Lynch of Newtown. Martin Blake Lynch died without heirs circa 1799.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Garracloon Garracloon Cong Ballinrobe Houndswood 33 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M186 562
OS Sheet: 121
Discovery map: 38

Archival sources

  • Guinness, Mahon & Co Collection, includes deed of partition of lands in county of the town of Galway & Co Galway & map, Martin Blake Lynch of Dublin & Mark Browne Lynch of Newtown, Co Galway, 16 Aug 1777. Small Accs. Index 59, D.5784-5786 & CO.1075-1076; National Archives of Ireland
  • J.H. Montgomery & Son, solicitor's collection, includes wills of Mark Lynch of Garracloon 1750 & Martin Blake Lynch of Dublin 1801 & other documents re the partition of lands in 1777. Small Accs. Index 88, T.4020, T.4032, CO.2679-2683, CO.2897-2898, D.12,658; National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy wills and deeds re Lynch and Blake Lynch family's property. Dr R.M. Blake collection. Acc No 1/187; National Archives of Ireland
  • Blake Papers Ms 10781(8); National Library of Ireland

Modern printed sources