Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Crowe (Nutfield)

In his will dated 20 Aug 1767 James Crowe of Dublin leaves the lands of Nutfield otherwise Drumconora, county Clare and the other lands purchased from the trustees of Mrs Leslie to his eldest son Robert. He also refers to the purchase of named lands from Charles McDonnell, the Earl of Inchiquin, Sir Lucius O'Brien and Anthony Wolfe. Some of these lands are included in the sale of the 2,973 acre estate of Arthur Cecil Fleming Crowe and others on 2 August 1850 in the Encumbered Estates Court. The Reverend James Rynd was the petitioner. He was married to Eliza daughter of Robert Crowe Fleming of Nutfield. Rosslevan was included in this sale and the Reverend Rynd was the immediate lessor of Rosslevan at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Cornelius O'Brien bought about 1,700 acres of the Crowe estate in the early 1850s. Dorothea Tottenham is recorded as the daughter and heiress of George Crowe in the Tottenaham entry in Burke's ''Irish Family Records''. In 1814 she married Charles Tottenham of Glenfarne Hall, county Leitrim. At the time of Griffith's Valuation she held land in the parishes of Templemaley, barony of Bunratty Upper and Tulla, barony of Tulla Upper.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Nutfield Nutfield Templemaley Ennis Ruan 20 Bunratty Upper Clare OSI Ref: R348 834
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 58
Rosslevan Rosslevan Kilraghtis Ennis Ennis Rural 26 Bunratty Upper Clare OSI Ref: R356 792
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Crowe, 2 Aug 1850, Vol 1, 1-34 ; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Crowe, 2 Aug 1850, Vol 2 (50), MRGS 39/001, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Crowe, 20 June 1851, Vol 8 (23), MRGS 39/003, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources