Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The estate of St. John Blacker, of Ballylongford and Killylea, county Armagh, amounted to over 8000 acres in county Kerry in the 1870s as well as 200 acres in Armagh. He was a descendent of Samuel Blacker, of the Carrickblacker family. In 1880 he assumed the name Douglas under the terms of the will lof his uncle, Charles Douglas, of Grace Hall, county Armagh. His estate held townlands in the parishes of Aghavallen and Lisselton, barony of Iraghticonnor at the time of Griffith's Valuation.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Aghangran House Aghanagran Aghavallen Listowel Carrig 113 Iraghticonnor Kerry OSI Ref: Q988435
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 63
Ballyline Ballyline East Aghavallen Listowel Lislaughtin Iraghticonnor Kerry OSI Ref: Q996430
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 63
Farranawana House Farranawana Kilnaughtin Listowel Lisselton Iraghticonnor Kerry OSI Ref: R053468
OS Sheet: 3
Discovery map: 64
Aughrim Aughrim Murher Listowel Leitrim 125 Iraghticonnor Kerry OSI Ref: R074412
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 64
Ballydonohoe Ballydonohoe Kilfergus Glin Glin 78 Shanid Limerick OSI Ref: R091 474
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 64

Archival sources

  • D959, D1252 : c1675-20th cent: deeds c1675-c1920, maps and rentals 1826-77, estate corresp 19th cent, legal papers from c1880; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • MS858: L C M Blacker, 'A History of the Family of Blacker in Carrickblacker, Ireland' 1901-1952. ; Yorkshire Archaeological Society

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources