Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Blake (Tuam)

Mark Blake was the second son of George Blake of Garracloone, county Mayo and his wife Juliane Lynch. Mark Blake appears to have inherited some of the former Lynch estate in the county of the town of Galway including Cloonacauneen Castle. His elder brother Martin Blake Lynch died without heirs in circa 1799. His son Mark and grandson Martin were both "of Killeen Castle". His fourth son Charles was ancestor of the Blakes of Tuam and the Blakes were living at Brooklawn, not far from Tuam, by the end of the 18th century. The townland of Fartamore was still in Blake possession at the time of Griffith's Valuation. John Dunkin Blake of Brooklawn, a grandson of Charles married Alice Leonard in 1876. In the 1870s Charles Blake of Tuam owned land in the county of the town of Galway, counties Mayo and Tipperary amounting to a total of 563 acres.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Kilcloghan Mountpotter Tuam Tuam Tuam Rural 222 Dunmore Galway OSI Ref: M439543
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 39
Cloonacauneen Castle Cloonacauneen Oranmore Galway Carrowbrowne 40 Dunkellin Galway OSI Ref: M343308
OS Sheet: 82
Discovery map: 46
Brooklawn Fartamore Kilbennan Tuam Foxhall 218 Dunmore Galway OSI Ref: M390 587
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 39
Killeen House & Killeen Castle (Oranmore) Killeen Oranmore Galway Ballintemple 52 Galway Galway OSI Ref: M347296
OS Sheet:
Discovery map: 46

Archival sources

  • J.H. Montgomery & Son, solicitors' collection, includes documents re a lease of Cloonacauneen & other lands in the county of the town of Galway, Martin Blake of Brooklawn to Martin & Thomas Cullinan of Claregalway, 1824 & by them to Campbell & Robert Fair, 1843. Also testamentary papers of Mark Blake, Brooklawn, 1838 & Robert Fair, 1847. Small Accs. Index 88, D.12,664 & D.12,667, T.4028-4032 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Tully, 26 July 1850, Vol 2, MRGS 39/001, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources