Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Brinkley

Richard Graves Brinkley purchased lands in various parts of County Sligo in the Encumbered Estates Court. The principal estate he acquired was at Fortland, Easky, originally a Jones property. He also acquired extensive property in Killmacallen parish in the Barony of Tirerrill. This branch of the Brinkley family was descended from Matthew Brinkley, son of the Right Rev. John Brinkley, bishop of Cloyne and astronomer royal of Ireland. Richard Brinkley's wife was Hester Lloyd of Ardagh, county Sligo. The estate amounted to over 6000 acres in the 1870s. Between 1872 and 1874 various elements of the estate were offered for sale including the property at Fortland. Property sold in June 1872 was bought by Mr. Cornwall for £4000. In 1906 John L. Brinkley owned over 600 acres of untenanted land in the barony of Tireragh and over 1000 acres in the barony of Tirerrill. In 1915 Brinkley accepted offers from the Congested Districts Board on over 4000 acres of the estate. On 5 Feb 1914 an estate of over 1,100 acres in county Roscommon, belonging to Sarah Brinkley, was vested in the Congested Districts' Board.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Fortland Fortland Easky Dromore West Easky East 19 Tireragh Sligo OSI Ref: G379373
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 24
Bunowna Bunowna Easky Dromore West Easky Tireragh Sligo OSI Ref: G375378
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 24
Kilmacurkan Kilmacurkan Kilmacshalgan & Easky Dromore West Easky Tireragh Sligo OSI Ref: G383354
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 24
Ardagh Ardagh Kilmacallan Sligo Riverstown 53 Tirerrill Sligo OSI Ref: G749191
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 25
Lissycoyne Lissycoyne Kilmacallan Sligo Lakeview 51 Tirerrill Galway OSI Ref: G758163
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 25
Roslea Cottage Cloonagleavragh Easky Dromore West Easky East 19 Tireragh Sligo OSI Ref: G385373
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 24

Archival sources

  • Accounts & Rentals of Brinkley estate, c.1890. F.C/D.2/13, Tenants on Brinkley estate 1885 F.C/D.2/13; Sligo County Library
  • 1787-1970, family correspondence & papers. Plas-yn-Rhos papers; Denbighshire Record Office
  • Map of part of Easky estate of John L. Brinkley, 1883. ; Sligo County Library
  • Grazing Book relating to Fortland estate, 1872-1885,1898-1907. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Rental of Brinkley estate, 1883-1900. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Valuation of Brinkley estate, late 19th century. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Maps of Brinkley estate, c.1890. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to Richard G. Brinkley of Ardagh and Fortland, county Sligo, 1854. GO MSS 108; National Library of Ireland
  • Fortland photographs, 034/093. ; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Brinkley, 7 May 1872, Vol 106, MRGS 39/049, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Brinkley, 25 June 1872, Vol 106, MRGS 39/049, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Brinkley, 8 November 1872, Vol 108, MRGS 39/050, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Brinkley, 20 November 1874, Vol 117, MRGS 39/053, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources