Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Tottenham family's main properties were based in Leinster, especially in the counties of Wicklow and Wexford. However, they also held property in Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo and Waterford. In 1802 McParlan recorded Mr. Tottenham as a non-resident proprietor in county Leitrim. The main house was at Glenfarne but the family also held property at Glenade. Members of the family served as High Sheriffs of Leitrim on six occasions in the nineteenth century between 1820-1898. The estate in county Leitrim amounted to over 14,500 acres in the 1870s. Almost 6000 acres was offered for sale in the Land Judges' Court in 1878 and 1883. In 1766 Charles Tottenham of New Ross, county Wexford, brother of Nicholas Loftus Tottenham of Glenfarne, married Frances Boswell, daughter and heiress of Robert Boswell of Ballycurry, county Wicklow. Frances Boswell owned land in the parish of Kilronan, barony of Boyle, county Roscommon and in the parishes of Ahamlish and Drumrat, county Sligo, in the 18th century. In 1814 Charles Tottenham of Glenfarne married Dorothea, daughter and heiress of George Crowe of Nutfield, county Clare. Dorothea Tottenham held land in the parishes of Templemaley, barony of Bunratty Upper and Tulla, barony of Tulla Upper, county Clare, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In May 1855, Arthur Loftus Tottenham, a minor, offered for sale his lands in the barony of Gaultiere, county Waterford, amounting to 140 acres. The Freeman's Journal reported that it was purchased by Mr. Walsh for over £1000.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Glenfarne Hall Ardmoneen Clooneclare Manorhamilton Glenfarne 52 Dromahaire Leitrim OSI Ref: H018386
OS Sheet: 13
Discovery map: 26
Brookfield House Cherrybrook Clooneclare Manorhamilton Kiltyclogher 58 Rosclogher Leitrim OSI Ref: G913398
OS Sheet: 8, 12
Discovery map: 16
Glenade House [Largydonnell] Largydonnell Rossinver Ballyshannon Aghanlish 2 Rosclogher Leitrim OSI Ref: G802515
OS Sheet: 4
Discovery map: 16
Mount Callan Ballynoe Inagh Ennistimon Formoyle 54 Inchiquin Clare OSI Ref: R165 774
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 57
Finned (Tireragh) Finned Easky Dromore West Easky West Tireragh Sligo OSI Ref: G348384
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 24

Archival sources

  • Rentals of Tottenham (& Langley, Thompson) estates in parish of Ballysumaghan, 1850. F.C./D.4/18. ; Sligo County Library
  • Contact National Library of Ireland; Private Possession
  • Maps of the estate of Nicholas Loftus Tottenham, 1797. Ms.9837. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rental of estate of Ponsonby Tottenham, 1803. Ms.10, 162. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Map of Tottenham estate, barony of Tireragh, county Sligo. 16 I 10. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Map of Upper & Lower Finnod, parish of Easky, esate of Charles Tottenham, 1801. 16 I 16. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers relating to Tottenham estate at Castletehin, county Roscommon, 18th-19th century. Hoey & Denning collection. Small Accs. Index 99 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association. Topographical and General Survey, 1941-1945. Parish of Cloonclare. File 131. ; Leitrim County Library
  • National Archives documents relating to Tottenham estate in Rossinver parish. File 192. ; Leitrim County Library
  • Rent ledger of estate of Frances Boswell in the parish of Kilronan, Co Roscommon and Ahamlish and Drumrat, Co Sligo. Microfilm copy P.4937; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Tottenham, 29 November 1878, Vol 134, MRGS 39/060, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Tottenham, 20 July 1883, Vol 145, MRGS 39/064, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Mount Callan Papers, account of the Mount Callan estate & its occupiers 1837-1923, continued from Col Synge’s account by R. G. Tottenham, Mount Callan, Inagh. Microfilm P 4910; National Library of Ireland
  • Longfield Maps, surveys of the lands of Maghry [Cappahard], Thiernaderry [Derry] & Faunriss[Faunrusk], parish of Templemaley, barony of Bunratty, county Clare, estate of C.H. Tottenham, 1815. 21 F. 32 (31-32); National Library of Ireland
  • Longfield Maps, survey of lands of Doonane & Drummaghmartin, barony of Tulla, county Clare, estate of Tottenham esq, let to Henry Molony, 1815. 21 F. 32 (36); National Library of Ireland
  • Additional Manuscripts, Catalogue B, includes items re Tottenham family (Ingram trustee) including a rentcharge on the Glenfarne estate in county Leitrim, Ireland, 29 & 30 Brunswick Square, Hove, and an estate in county Tipperary, Ireland, 1893-1895. Part of AMS2968-3006 ; East Sussex Record Office
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Tottenham, 4 May 1855, Vol 2634, MRGS 39/016, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources