Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Blakistons were merchants of London, Matthew Blakiston was knighted in 1759, served as Mayor of London in 1760 and was made a baronet in 1763. His son Sir Matthew Blakiston married Anne Rochfort of Clogrenane, county Carlow and was a partner in Maunsell's Bank, Limerick. (Thomas Maunsell was married to his wife's sister Mary Rochfort.) Griffith's Valuation records their son another Sir Matthew Blakiston and the Misses Young holding land in the parish of Lismakeery, barony of Connello Lower, county Limerick. Fee simple estates of Sir Matthew Blakiston, amounting to 4,230 acres in the barony of Connello, county Limerick, including the village of Askeaton, were advertised for sale in November 1875. Hewson, Green, Murphy, Massy, Hoey, Hunt and Young were the surnames of the main tenants on this estate and some lots were purchased by them.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Inchirourke More Askeaton Askeaton Rathkeale Askeaton East 118 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R345 493
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 64
Betty Ville House Lismakeery Lismakeery Rathkeale Lismakeery Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R327 477
OS Sheet: 19
Discovery map: 64

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Blakiston, 12 Nov 1875, Vol 121 (23), MRGS 39/055, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources