Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Jones (Ardnaree)

The lands of Ardnaree, parish of Kilmoremoy, barony of Tirawley, county Mayo, were granted to Sir Theophilus Jones by Charles II in 1668 and members of the Jones family were settled there from the early 18th century. They leased land from Sir Arthur Gore and in the mid 19th century had lands in the parishes of Addergoole, Ballynahaglish and Kilmoremoy. In 1861 Major Thomas Jones was selling the town and lands of Ardnaree in the barony of Tireragh, county Sligo and property in the town of Ballina. In 1867 his life estate in Massbrook as well as other lands in counties Mayo and Sligo were advertised for sale in the Landed Estates' Court. The Irish Times provides a detailed report of the purchasers who included Messer. Harper Campbell and Henry Lyons of Sligo. In 1876, Thomas Jones' widow, Mrs Anne Elizabeth Jones of London, owned 2837 acres in county Mayo and 742 acres in county Sligo. Scattered throughout a large collection of solicitors' papers from the firm Longfield, Kelly and Armstrong in the National Archives are a variety of records documenting the Jones' estates.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ardnaree Cottage Ardnaree Kilmoremoy Ballina Ardnaree South Rural 2 Tireragh Sligo OSI Ref: G246 185
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 24
Wood Park Massbrook Lower Addergoole Castlebar Addergoole 70 Tirawley Mayo OSI Ref: G164060
OS Sheet: 47
Discovery map: 24
Woodbine Ardnaree Kilmoremoy Ballina Ardnaree South Rural 2 Tireragh Sligo OSI Ref: G247 182
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 24
Massbrook Massbrook Lower Addergoole Castlebar Addergoole 70 Tirawley Mayo OSI Ref: G165 061
OS Sheet: 47, 59
Discovery map: 31

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Jones, 3 Dec 1861, Vol 63, MRGS 39/032 (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Jones, 10 Dec 1867, Vol 87, MRGS 39/042 (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Jones, 30 June 1868, Vol 90, MRGS 39/044, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to Henry Hastings Jones of Ardnaree, Co Mayo with details of his descent from Thomas Jones HS of Co Sligo 1707, 20 Dec 1906. GO MS 111, 190-191; National Library of Ireland
  • Detailed abstracts of wills of Jones of Tirawley, Ballinrobe and Rathgranaher, Co Mayo and of other places, 1635-1798. GO MS 141, 170 & 259-285; National Library of Ireland
  • Solicitors' Papers re Moy and other fisheries, Co Mayo and associated families of Gore, Browne, Ormsby, Jones, Atkinson, Little, Clarke, Orme, FitzGerald and Clive, 1611-1957. Acc. 1165; National Archives of Ireland
  • Xerox copy of writ re inquisition into lands of George Jones of Ardnaree, who was outlawed in Dublin City Court. 18 June 1712. Acc. 999/391; National Archives of Ireland
  • Solicitors' Papers, schedules of property and assets, abstracts of title, deeds, leases, Land Commission documents, correspondence, pedigree, maps of Jones estates in Cos Mayo and Sligo including maps re sale of Massbrook 1904. Small Accs. Index 47; National Archives of Ireland
  • Draft pedigree of Jones of Ardnaree & Ardnaglass, 1650-1897. GO MSS 808. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Massbrook photos. 011/062; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Irish Tourist Association. Topographical and General Survey, 1941-1945. File Mayo North 1-16, parish of Addergoole; Mayo County Library
  • Preliminary list of the records of Henry Hastings Jones and family estates at Fortland & Ardnaree in counties Sligo & Mayo, c 1830-1940. Business Record Survey, Sligo 14; National Archives of Ireland

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