Landed Estates
NUI Galway


A county Westmeath family, prominent Methodists, who owned land in the Killala area from at least the late 18th century. They made a large claim for damages after the 1798 rebellion. In 1859 Samuel Handy advertised for sale in the Landed Estates' Court, his house, demesne and mill at Ballintober, at one time part of the Orme estate. Other Handy property in the parish of Kilfian was subsequently sold. The property at Carrowmore, barony of Kilconnell, county Galway, which had been in the Handy family since the early 1700s, was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates court in November and December 1858. An earlier sale, in June 1857, had included lands at Kilconnell, county Galway and the baronies of Tirawley, county Mayo and Corran, county Sligo. Lands in the parish of Aughrim are recorded as the propery of P. Handy at the time of the 1st Ordnance Survey. The Irish Times reported on a sale of Bennett and Handy property in the Landed Estates Court in July 1867. These lots were purchased by Mr. Findlater. In 1876 Samuel Handy of King's Co (county Offaly) held 2030 acres and a Samuel Handy of county Roscommon held 553 acres in county Mayo. At the same time Alexander K. Handy held over 350 acres in county Galway.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballintober Ballintober Kilfian Killala Kilfian East 99 Tirawley Mayo OSI Ref: G144 261
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 23
Fairfield House Carrowmore Aughrim Ballinasloe Aughrim 3 Kilconnell Galway OSI Ref: M782289
OS Sheet: 87
Discovery map: 47
Glencarne House Ardcarn Ardcarn Boyle Rockingham 36 Boyle Roscommon OSI Ref: G872013
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 33

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Wallace & Handy, 7 Dec 1858, Vol 54, MRGS 39/027 (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Handy, 8 Apr 1859, Vol 55, MRGS 39/028 (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Handy, 5 July 1867, Vol 86, MRGS 39/042 (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Handy, 30 Nov 1883, Vol 145, MRGS 39/064 (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Handy, 18 June 1857, Vol 46, MRGS 39/022 (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pim Papers, lease for lives of lands in barony of Tirawley, Handy to Handy, 1818. Acc. 1176/1/76 & 77; National Archives of Ireland
  • W.B. Scott, solicitor's collection, includes mortgage of lands of Ballintobber, barony Tirawley, Nicholas Middleton Handy to Samuel Wesley Handy, 1878 and on Dungansallagh, barony of Eliogarty & Skerrin, Co Tipperary, 1873. Small Accs. Index 76, D.10,739, D.10,744-10,748, D.10,970, D.10,953; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources