Landed Estates
NUI Galway


In the early 19th century William Calcutt married Dora Macnamara of the Doolin, county Clare family and appears to have received some land in the parish of Killilagh as part of her dowry. Their son Francis Macnamara Calcutt held 6 townlands in the parish at the time of Griffith's Valuation and was residing at St Catherines. He was elected Member of Parliament for county Clare in 1857 and died in 1863. His widow married James O'Brien of neighbouring Ballynalacken Castle. Over 1,500 acres of Calcutt's estate was advertised for sale in December 1856 with 43 acres in county Limerick and premises in the town of Mountrath, Queen's county [county Laois].


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
St Catherines Gortaclob Killilagh Ennistimon Lurraga 63 Corcomroe Clare OSI Ref: R098 985
OS Sheet: 8
Discovery map: 51

Archival sources

  • Copy of confirmation of arms to Cav. Lorenzo Salasar of Coonagh Sarsfield, son of Demetrio Salasar & Dora Hannah, sister of Francis MacNamara Calcutt MP of St Catherines & daughter of William Calcutt of Well Park, Co Galway with descent from Francis Sarsfield of Coonagh Sarsfield, 7 June 1898. GO MS 111: 22-23; National Library of Ireland
  • Stacpoole Kenny Papers: letters to John Barrymore MacNamara of Ennistymon from Francis MacNamara Calcutt of St Catherines mainly re lands of Coonagh [Co Limerick], 22 items, c 1850-1863. MS 18,898; National Library of Ireland
  • Stacpoole Kenny Papers: Letters to John Barrymore Macnamara from Georgina O’Brien (nee Calcutt) mainly re her estate at St Catherines, 125 items, c 1863-1874. MS 18,901; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Calcutt, 9 Dec 1856, Vol 9, 77-126; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Calcutt, 9 Dec 1856, Vol 43 (16), MRGS 39/020, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Twigge Collections, Add. MSS 39259-39270, historical, topographical and genealogical collections relating to Clan Chuiléin "Macnamara's Country" in east Clare. Microfilm copies in Local Studies Centre, Clare County Library, Ennis.; British Library

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