Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Stratford (Aldborough)

The Earl of Aldborough held lands in Killerry parish, barony of Tirerrill, county Sligo, which seem to have been leased by the Cooper estate and in the parish of Kilmoremoy, county Mayo. The Wingfield family owned extensive property in the parishes of Castleconor and Kilmoremoy, barony of Tireragh and Kilmacteige, barony of Leyny, at the time of Griffith's valuation. The property of the two families was united in 1801 when John Wingfield inherited the estate of his mother's brother, Edward Stratford, 2nd Earl of Aldborough. In 1854 5,450 acres of the Earl of Aldborough's estates in counties Sligo and Leitrim were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates court. The sale notice indicates that these lands were originally the Earl's share of the lands known as the Manor of Ballintogher. Previously in 1850/1851 the estates of the Earl of Aldborough in the counties of Carlow, Tipperary, Dublin and Limerick were advertised for sale in the Encumbered Estates' Court, the county Limerick estate in the barony of Smallcounty amounted to 1,837 acres while the county Tipperary estate was comprised of 2,035 acres situated in the parishes of Kilbragh and Railstown, barony of Middlethird. Lewis writes in 1837 that the parish of Ballinlough, county Limerick was the joint property of the Earls of Sandwich and Aldborough. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Earl of Aldborough held the townland of Cromwell, parish of Ballinlough, barony of Smallcounty, county Limerick. At the same time the Stratfords are recorded as holding land in the parish of Mora, barony of Middlethird, county Tipperary, which was leased to John O'Meagher.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Garraun Garraun Mora Cashel Graigue 54 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S165 340
OS Sheet: 69
Discovery map: 66
Ballintogher House Lahesseragh Nenagh Nenagh Nenagh Rural 88 Upper Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R855 772
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Stratford Papers, deeds and papers, 17th - 18th centuries; National Library of Ireland
  • Accounts and legal papers, 1680-1854. D/2538; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Stratford (Aldborough), 12 December 1854, Vol 32, MRGS 39/015, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court rental, for part of estate of Earl of Aldborough in Cos Wicklow, Carlow, Tipperary & Limerick, 2 July 1851. Small Accessions Index 1/183; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Aldborough, 29 Nov 1850, Vol 4 (20) & 2 July 1851, Vol 9 (6), MRGS 39/002 & 39/004, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Deeds re property in Cos Clare & Limerick of Stratford family, 1844-1896. D.23,321-23,336; National Archives of Ireland
  • Aldborough Papers, mainly copy correspondence of the 2nd Earl, 1691-1798. T3300/13; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources