Landed Estates
NUI Galway


In 1775 George Grenville, (created 1st Marquess of Buckingham in 1784), married Lady Mary Elizabeth Nugent, only daughter and heir of Robert, Lord Nugent. Their son was created Duke of Buckingham and Chandos in 1822. The Buckingham estates in counties Westmeath, Longford and Clare amounting to 15,991 acres, were advertised for sale in 1848. The county Clare acreage, approximately 7,000 acres in the barony of Burren, was bought by Richard Samuel Guinness on behalf of Colonel Henry White for £30,000 and included Ballyallaban House and Newtown.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Newtown Castle Newtown Drumcreehy Ballyvaghan Drumcreehy 5 Burren Clare OSI Ref: M217 064
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 51
Ballyallaban Ballyallaban Rathborney Ballyvaghan Rathborney 11 Burren Clare OSI Ref: M229 046
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 51

Archival sources

  • Particulars of Duke of Buckingham’s estates in Cos Westmeath, Longford and Clare 1848 with tables re rents, population etc 1858 & manuscript map of Ballyvaughan estate of Col the Hon C.W. White with ref to Buckingham rental. 14 A. 20 (microfilm copy in Clare County Library); National Library of Ireland
  • Ballyalbin, Co Clare, Richard Plantagenet Duke of Buckingham & Chandos to John O'Brien, 2 Aug 1842. A.Lane Joynt solicitor's collection, Small Accession Index 51, D.5545; National Archives of Ireland
  • Deeds, testamentary, legal & miscellaneous records including documents re the Buckingham estate, mainly 19th century. A.Lane Joynt solicitor's collection, Small Accession Index 51, Co.965-990, M.353-363, D.5534-5753, T.1176-1198; National Archives of Ireland
  • Grenville Family Papers, Dukes of Buckingham & Chandos. Rental of estates in Buckinghamshire & other English counties & Ireland, 1842-1845. D218/7; Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
  • Stowe Collection, deeds, legal, financial & estate papers of the estates of the Grenville, Brydges, Nugent & Temple families, including papers re estates in Cos Clare and Longford, 12th-20th centuries.; Huntington Library, California
  • Photocopies of records in the Stowe (Nugent/Grenville) collection, Northamptonshire Record Office. T/3503; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Box containing abstract of title and sale of lot 1 Borris-in-Ossory of Chandos Estate, Queens Co. 1848 to Costigan. (The Buckingham Chandos Irish Estates, abstract of deeds, Duke of Buckingham and the Marquis of Chandos). Joseph J. Phelan Solicitors, 15 Bachelor’s Walk, Dublin. Baker & Bower solicitors, London 1918. Box 39 ; Roscrea Heritage Society Centre, Damer House, Roscrea

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Modern printed sources