Landed Estates
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Bingham (Bingham's Castle)

The Bingham family of Newbrook, parish of Robeen, county Mayo, later Barons Clanmorris, inherited half the estate of Sir Arthur Shaen in the barony of Erris through a marriage in 1738. Denis Bingham, a younger son, settled in the Belmullet peninsular in the late 1790s and built Bingham's Castle. The Binghams of Erris are descended from him and from his brother, Henry of Annagh. Theresa Bingham Daly lists the undivided moiety of the Binghams in the barony of Erris in a quote from the will of Henry Bingham of Newbrook, dated 22 Dec 1789 (see page 78). The Binghams also held land in the parish of Kilfian, barony of Tirawley, which was advertised for sale in the Encumbered Estates' Court in 1855. In the previous year almost 13,000 acres were offered for sale in the barony of Erris by the Bingham family. In 1876 Denis Bingham owned 4827 acres in county Mayo, Arthur Shaen Bingham of Doolough owned 1662 acres and female members of the family, mainly residing in Kingstown and Dalkey, county Dublin, owned another 17,000 acres, see the family trees in McCalmont's book. Much of Denis Bingham's estate in the barony of Erris was sold in the Landed Estates' Court in 1878. Property owned by Elizabeth Eleanor and Gerald Henry Bingham, in the barony of Erris, was advertised for sale in the Land Judges' Court in November 1889.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Bingham's Castle Elly Kilmore Belmullet Binghamstown South 49 Erris Mayo OSI Ref: F637 246
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 22
Curraghboy Curraghboy Kilmore Belmullet Binghamstown North 48 Erris Mayo OSI Ref: F669291
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 22
Binghamstown House Binghamstown Kilmore Belmullet Binghamstown North 48 Erris Mayo OSI Ref: F671302
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 22
Doolough Lodge Doolough Kilcommon Belmullet Rathhill 45 Erris Mayo OSI Ref: F739 233
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 22
Bangor or Bingham Lodge Bangor Kilcommon Belmullet Bangor 41 Erris Mayo OSI Ref: F858 231
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 23

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Bingham, 27 Apr 1855, Vol 34, MRGS 39/016, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Bingham, 21 June 1859, Vol 59, MRGS 39/030, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Bingham, 15 June 1865, Vol 77, MRGS 39/038, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Bingham, 6 July 1878, Vol 134, MRGS 39/060, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Bingham, 28 Apr 1854, Vol 27, MRGS 39/012, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Westport Estate Papers, rental of the estate of Denis Bingham, 1884-1885. MS 41,078/2; National Library of Ireland
  • Bingham Castle photos. 011/037; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Letters of Administration of Annie Bingham of Dalkey & Kingstown, 1897. Small Accs. Index 65, T.2533; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Authority. Topographical and General Survey, 1941-1945. File Mayo North 1-16, parish of Kilmore Erris (Bingham's Castle); Mayo County Library
  • Personal & Family Papers of H.C. Gregory, solicitor & Land Commissioner, mainly rentals of land let to Gambell family & to Mrs A.F. Gregory (nee Gambell) at Surgeview, Belmullet Peninsular, early 20th century. Acc. No. 2001/108; National Archives of Ireland
  • Rental of Bingham estate Belmullet 1880-1895. O'Donel of Newport Estate Collection PC265(1); National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources