Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Leeson

Robert Leeson was associated with properties in mid and south Kerry at the time of Griffith's Valuation and earlier. He was one of the principal lessors in the parishes of Castlelisland and Kilcolman at the time of Griffith's Valuation. It would seem that the Leeson connection came through inter-marriage with descendents of the Markham and Marshall families. In 1795 the Honourable Robert Leeson, a younger son of the 1st Earl of Milltown, married Grace, daughter of Michael Head of county Tipperary. Their son, Robert Leeson, married a niece of John Markham Marshall and inherited lands in counties Kerry and Tipperary. Griffith's Valuation records the Honourable Robert Leeson holding land in the parish of Kilmore, barony of Upper Ormond and Robert Marshall Leeson holding land in the parishes of Finnoe and Knigh, barony of Lower Ormond. The estate of Robert Marshall Leeson in county Tipperary, amounting to about 900 acres was advertised for sale in April 1856. The Freeman's Journal reported that one lots was purchased in trust by Mr. Mills and the second by Mr. Ryan.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Killaha Castle or Killaha House Killaha Killaha Killarney Flesk 62 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: W047865
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Nunstown Nunstown Aghadoe Killarney Aghadoe Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V939929
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Ballymacadam House Ballymacadam Castleisland Tralee Castleisland 152 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: R029106
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 72
Crag House or Rockville Crag Castleisland Tralee Castleisland 152 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: R014115
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 72
Castleview House Knockanalig Castleisland Tralee Castleisland 152 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: R009099
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 72
Tobermaing House Tobermaing Castleisland Tralee Castleisland 152 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: R018099
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 72
Killeen House (Kilcolman) Callanafersy East Kilcolman Killarney Milltown 84 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q782006
OS Sheet: 46
Discovery map: 71
Callanafersy House A Callanafersy West Kilcolman Killarney Milltown 84 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q776002
OS Sheet: 56
Discovery map: 71
Callanafersy House Callanafersy West Kilcolman Killarney Milltown 84 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: V779994
OS Sheet: 56
Discovery map: 78

Archival sources

  • Copy of grant of arms to Robert Leeson of Stephen's Green Dublin on inheriting estate of his father-in-law, John Markham Marshall of Callinafercy, 1849. Genealogical Office Ms.107, 382-3, 386-7. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms to Richard John Leeson, on his assuming the name Marshall, in compliance with the will of his uncle, John Markham Marshall of Callinafercy. 1852. Genealogical Office Ms.107, 414-415. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Documents re Blennerhasset & Marshall property, Co Kerry, includes reference to Mason of Kilmore, Denny of Tralee Castle, Collins of Castleisland, Baily of Tubbermainge, Leeson of Craig, Cuffe Kelly of Castleconnell, 1713-1870. Mrs G.A. Ruth Collection, Small Collections Index 83. T.3649-3652, CO 2122-2142, M.941-943, D.11260-11294; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Leeson, 17 Apr 1856, Vol 39 (8), MRGS 39/018, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources