Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Wingfield Stratford

Edward and John Wingfield were twin brothers, sons of Richard Wingfield, 3rd Viscount Powerscourt, and his wife, Emilia Stratford, daughter of John, Earl of Aldborough. They were younger brothers of Richard, 4th Viscount Powerscourt. The family were also connected with the King family. The Wingfield family held extensive estates in various parts of the barony of Tireragh, county Sligo and in the parish of Kilgarvan, barony of Gallen, county Mayo. Colonel Edward Wingfield (1771-1859) inherited from his father, Lord Powerscourt, the Scurmore estate in the barony of Tireragh, county Sligo and the Ellaghbeg estate in the barony of Gallen, county Mayo. He married Harriet Westerna and had one daughter, Harriet who married Sir William Verner. Some of the estates were sold in the late 19th century when the family seemed to reside mostly in England. Edward Richard and Avarina Jane King sold the rental interest of Knockaculleen and Carrowmable, in the barony of Tireragh, in January 1879. In 1906 the Lewis family held over 300 acres of untenanted land in Castleconor parish, barony of Tireragh. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Colonel Edward Wingfield Stratford held eight townlands in the parish of Kilshanny and two townlands in the parish of Kilfenora, barony of Corcomroe, county Clare. 842 acres in the barony of Corcomroe were granted to Folliott, Lord Viscount Powerscourt, in 1677. Stewart and Kincaid were the estate agents for Stratford's county Clare estate in the 1840s. John Blackwell of Tooreen acted as their local agent. In 1837 Smithstown in the parish of Kilshanny was recorded as a seat of Viscount Powerscourt where there were the ruins of an ancient castle. In the early 1850s John Wingfield Stratford held the Limerick estate which was located mainly in the parish of Rathronan, barony of Shanid, but also in the parishes of Kilmoylan and Shanagolden. This property was leased to Stephen Dickson in the early 1840s. In the 1870s John Wingfield Stratford, nephew of Colonel Edward, owned 6555 acres in county Sligo, 2361 acres in county Mayo, 2213 acres in county Clare, 2502 acres in county Limerick, 201 acres in county Wicklow and 2 acres in Dublin city. For the county Limerick estate see http://www.ucd.ie/economics/research/papers/2001/WP01.22.pdf

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Moyview Rinroe Castleconnor Dromore West Castleconnor West 15 Tireragh Sligo OSI Ref: G268259
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 24
Knockroe Castleconor Castleconnor Dromore West Castleconnor West 15 Tireragh Sligo OSI Ref: G272233
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 24
Scurmore Scurmore Castleconnor Dromore West Castleconnor West 15 Tireragh Sligo OSI Ref: G275279
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 24
Woodhill House Knockaculleen Kilmacshalgan Dromore West Buncrowey Tireragh Sligo OSI Ref: G433339
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 24
Ballygreighen Ballygreighen Templeboy Dromore West Templeboy South Tireragh Sligo OSI Ref: G485326
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 25
Seaville or Seaview House Carrownurlaur Castleconor Dromore West Castleconor West 15 Tireragh Sligo OSI Ref: G316281
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 24
Smithstown Smithstown Kilshanny Ennistimon Smithstown 64 Corcomroe Clare OSI Ref: R148 941
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 51
Rinroe House Rinroe Castleconor Dromore West Castleconor West 15 Tireragh Sligo OSI Ref: G266262
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 24

Archival sources

  • Verner-Wingfield Collection includes rentals, accounts, correspondence & miscellaneous papers for Cos Limerick & Clare estates, 1733-1848. Verner-Wingfield Collection. D/2538; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Powerscourt Papers, Collection List 124; National Library of Ireland
  • Land Judges' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Wingfield King, 21 January 1879, Vol 135, MRGS 39/060, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Stratford Deeds re property in Cos Clare & Limerick of Stratford family, 1844-1896. D.23,321-23,336; National Archives of Ireland
  • The letterbooks of S.S. & E. Reeves, solicitors, 51 Merrion Square, Dublin, (1807-1905), contain information relating to the estates of the Wingfields, Viscounts Powerscourt. Collection List 2, MSS 25,117-25,268; National Library of Ireland
  • Inchiquin Papers, includes some Wingfield Papers, 16th -17th centuries. Collection List 143. MSS 45,699-45,707; National Library of Ireland
  • Guise Family Papers, Gloucestershire, include copy memorial of settlement before marriage between John Wingfield Stratford, Jun., of Addington Place, Kent & Jane Elizabeth Guise, daughter of General Sir John Wright Guise of Rendcomb Park, with abstract of title of estates in Cos Clare and Limerick. 1844-1845. D326/F29 ; Gloucestershire Archives

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