Landed Estates
NUI Galway


William Livingstown, a Westport merchant, had extensive business interests all over county Mayo in the mid 19th century. He bought Claggarnagh East and West (Greenhills), parish of Islandeady, barony of Burrishoole, from the 3rd Marquess of Sligo in 1854. He also held two townlands in the parish of Kilmaclasser, barony of Burrishoole. John Knox was proprietor of the Kilmaclasser townlands in 1838. Livingstone also leased property from the Marquess of Sligo in Westport town and at Mount Browne. Richard Livingstone held two townlands in the parish of Kilmeena, barony of Burrishoole. By the time of Griffith's Valuation Richard Livingstone also held three townlands in the parish of Omey, barony of Ballynahinch, county Galway. In 1876 William Livingstone owned 2,223 acres in county Mayo and five acres in the town of Galway. The Livingstones later lived at Belclare, near Westport. By March 1916 The Honourable Mrs Livingstone had accepted an offer from the Congested Districts' Board for the purchase of 730 acres of her estate.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Greenhills Claggarnagh West Islandeady Westport Islandeady 125 Burrishoole Mayo OSI Ref: M083 861
OS Sheet: 78
Discovery map: 31
Knockranny Knockranny Oughaval Westport Westport Urban 155 Murrisk Mayo OSI Ref: M001 846
OS Sheet: 88
Discovery map: 31
Belclare Belclare Oughaval Westport Westport Rural 154 Murrisk Mayo OSI Ref: L963 824
OS Sheet: 87
Discovery map: 31

Archival sources

  • Westport Estate Papers MS 41,023, Collection List 78; National Library of Ireland
  • A.J. Joyce, solicitor's collection, includes copy will & grant of probate, Julia Livingstown, Clifden, Co Galway, widow, 1885. Small Accs. Index 89, T.5027; National Archives of Ireland

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