Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Lopdell (Derryowen)

An English family who settled in county Galway at the end of the 17th century. Christopher Lopdell of Raheen, county Galway and Derryowen, county Clare died unmarried in 1801 reputedly aged 104. He left his Derryowen property to the descendants of his granduncle John. At the time of Griffith's Valuation John Lopdell held 1276 acres at Turlough, parish of Oughtmama, barony of Burren and 263 at Derryowen, parish of Kilkeedy, barony of Inchiquin. Lands in the barony of Burren belonging to the trustees of Thomas Lopdell and his younger children were advertised for sale in June 1862. These lands were originally granted to the Miller family of Ballycasey. In June 1870 Derryowen Cottage, the residence of J.F. Lopdell and 263 acres were advertised for sale. The Lopdells are not recorded as owning any land in county Clare in 1876. Dominick Lopdell's interest in 724 acres at Cahirelly East, barony of Clanwilliam, county Limerick, was advertised for sale in March 1852. By the late 1880s the Derryowen property was in the ownership of the Blaquiere family as Elizabeth Lopdell had married Thomas de Blaquiere. A notice announcing the Lopdell estate sale in the Land Judges' Court appeared in the Irish Times in July 1889.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Derryowen Derryowen Kilkeedy Corrofin Muckanagh 18 Inchiquin Clare OSI Ref: R395 953
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 52

Archival sources

  • Affidavit of Cornelius O’Brien, attorney for plaintiff, case Robert Creagh v William Lopdell for recovery of rents of lands of Derreenfahagh & Killymailane, barony of Burren, with opinion by Daniel O’Connell, Nov 1821. MS 17,810; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Eyre, Mahon & Lopdell, 26 June 1862, 61-64; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Eyre, Mahon & Lopdell, 26 June 1862, Vol 65 (74), MRGS 39/033, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Lopdell, 24 June 1870, Vol 21, 30-33; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lopdell, 24 June 1870, Vol 97 (54), MRGS 39/046, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Will of Christopher Lopdell of Derryowen, 1801. T.8678; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lopdell, 27 Mar 1852, Vol 14 (26), MRGS 39/006, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Brief in Chancery case George Hassard v Lopdell & others re lands in barony of Clanwilliam, co Limerick, circa 1841. M.4893; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources