Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Conyngham

Of Scottish descent, Henry Conyngham, member of parliament for county Donegal, supported the Williamite cause. His son, also Henry, was elevated to the peerage as Baron Conyngham of Mount Charles, County Donegal in 1753, Viscount Conyngham in 1756 and Earl and Baron Conyngham in 1781. He was succeeded in the title Baron Conyngham by his nephew, Francis Pierpoint Burton of Buncraggy, county Clare, from whom descend the Marquesses of Conygham of Slane Castle, county Meath and the Burtons of Carrigaholt Castle, county Clare. Henry, 3rd Baron Conyngham, was created Marquess of Conyngham in 1816. At the time of Griffith’s Valuation the Marquess’s county Clare estate was mainly in the barony of Islands, parishes of Clondagad, Clareabbey, Killone, Kilmaley and Drumcliff, the barony of Bunratty Lower, where he held fourteen townlands in the parish of Killely and the barony of Moyarta, parishes of Kilmacduane and Kilfearagh. Other lands were held in the baronies of Bunratty Upper and Inchiquin. In November 1867 the sale of lands and premises at Kilkee, part of the Conyngham estate, were advertised for sale. The Conyngham estate in county Clare was comprised of 27,613 acres in the 1870s.The Marquess also held a further 122,300 acres in county Donegal and 7,060 acres in county Meath. In November 1880 over 10,600 acres of the Marquess's estate was advertised for sale in the Land Judges' Court.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Buncraggy Buncraggy Clareabbey Ennis Clareabbey 31 Islands Clare OSI Ref: R328 713
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 58
Islandmagrath House Islandmagrath Claregalway Ennis Clareabbey 31 Islands Clare OSI Ref: R347710
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 58
Burtonhill House Burtonhill Killeely Limerick Killeely 117 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R525 602
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 58
Summerhill House Meelick Killeely Limerick Killeely 117 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R528 595
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 65
Meelick House Meelick Killeely Limerick Killeely 117 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R532 592
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Burton of Longnor, Shropshire & of Buncraggy & Dublin city & Burton Hall, Co Carlow, c 1460-c 1790. GO MS 160: 143-144 & 147; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Burton of Buncraggy, afterwards Marquess of Conyngham, 1669-1826. GO MS 171: 191; National Library of Ireland
  • Clements Papers: marriage settlement of Sir St George Gore St George of Dublin & Alice Burton of Buncraggy with reference to lands in various counties including Clare, 21 Sept 1743. MS 9121; National Library of Ireland
  • Conyngham Estate Papers, Collection List 53, MSS 35,339-35,434; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Conyngham, 12 Nov 1867, Vol 87 (25), MRGS 39/042, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Conyngham, 12 Nov 1867, Vol 23, 91-116; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Conyngham, 23 Nov 1880, Vol 19; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Conyngham, Lambart & Benbow, 23 Nov 1880 (1st Division, baronies of Inchiquin, Islands, Ibrickan, Clonderalaw & Moyarta), Vol 140 (30), MRGS 39/062, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Register of leases of estate of Marquis of Conyngham at Kilkee, Co Clare, c 1866-1945. MS 19,899; National Library of Ireland
  • Register of letters received by the agent of the Marquis of Conyngham's estate in Co Clare, 2 vols, 1868-1887. MSS 19,901-19,902; National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals of the estates in Kilkee, Co Clare of trustees of Marquis of Conyngham and of Brigadier General F.W.H. Walsh, [early 20th century]. MS 22,102; National Library of Ireland
  • Map of Lismuse, pursuant to writ of partition, Marquess of Conyngham and John O. Vandeleur, 16 Apr 1816. 21 F. 75 (2); National Library of Ireland
  • Copy memorial of an assignment Hon Henry Marquess of Conyngham to Hon Francis Nathaniel Burton Conyngham of shares affecting lands in Meath, Donegal & Clare, 22 Apr 1824. 97/32/17/2/16; National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy settlement re lands in Co Clare, Francis Marquess of Conyngham & George Henry Lord Mount Charles, 10 Feb 1846. 999/309; National Archives of Ireland
  • Monteagle Papers Presentation, includes records re land of Corgrig etc, Shanagolden estate, [barony of Shanid, Co Limerick], of Rt Hon William Conyngham, 1780s. Small Accs Index 53, D.6800; National Archives of Ireland
  • McMahon Collection, IE CLCCA/PP/EST/1, includes maps.; Clare County Archives

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