Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Phibbs (Spotfield)

Major Richard Phibbs held land at Curry in Achonry & Cloonoghill parishes, baronies of Leyny and Corran, county Sligo as well as land in the barony of Boyle at the time of the first Ordnance Survey and Griffith's Valuation. The agent in Boyle was Ormsby. In the 1870s Colonel Richard Phibbs of Spotfield, Collooney, county Sligo and of Liverpool and London, owned over a thousand acres in county Mayo and 1598 acres in county Sligo. He was a son of John Phibbs, High Sheriff of county Sligo 1821. The estate appears to have passed to his daughter Henrietta Phibbs by 1912. Henrietta Phibbs accepted an offer on her estate of almost 1000 acres from the Congested Districts Board after 1909. The Congested Districts Board acquired over 200 acres of Maj. Richard Phibbs estate at the same time.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Bloomfield Lavally Ballysumaghan Sligo Drumcolumb 50 Tirerrill Sligo OSI Ref: G771258
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 25
Spotfield Spotfield Ballysadare Sligo Lisconny Tirerrill Sligo OSI Ref: G686215
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 25

Archival sources

  • Rentals of Richard Phibbs estate in counties Sligo and Mayo, 1850s-1870s. Robinson Collection 588; Sligo County Library
  • Report and Valuations - as submitted to Congested Districts Board - on the Henrietta Phibbs Estate in Curry, Barony of Leyney, 1912. F.C./D.2/ 8; Sligo County Library
  • E 772 Phibbs Estate Correspondence - Vouchers - Rentals relating to the estate of Major Richard Phibbs, in the Barony of Leyney. (1853 - 1868). S.R. ; Sligo County Library
  • E 774 Rental of the Estate of Richard Phibbs, c. 1850. [Estates Vol.5]. ; Sligo County Library

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