Landed Estates
University of Galway

Knox (Castle Lackan)

The Knoxes of Castle Lackan, parish of Killala, barony of Tirawley and later of Creagh, parish of Ballinrobe, barony of Kilmaine, county Mayo, held 24,374 acres in county Mayo in 1876. The family were originally from county Donegal and in 1778 William Knox married Elizabeth Nesbitt of Scurmore, county Sligo. Their son, Charles Nesbitt Knox, married Jane Cuff, eventual heiress to the settled estates of her father, James Cuff, Lord Tyrawley. The Knoxes' estate in the barony of Tirawley was concentrated in the parishes of Addergoole, Lackan and Kilcummin and in the barony of Kilmaine, in the parishes of Ballinrobe and Kilmainemore. Alexander Clendining Lambert was agent to the Knoxes. Colonel C.H.C. Knox sold his estate to the Congested Districts' Board in July and December 1913 and February 1914.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Creagh Creagh Demesne Ballinrobe Ballinrobe Ballinrobe 23 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M163 655
OS Sheet: 117
Discovery map: 38
Castle Lackan Castlelackan Demesne Lackan Killala Lackan North 98 Tirawley Mayo OSI Ref: G176 367
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 24
Cranmore Ballinrobe Demesne Ballinrobe Ballinrobe Ballinrobe 23 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M190 641
OS Sheet: 118
Discovery map: 38

Archival sources

  • Volume of 46 maps of Ballinrobe, Lacken and Glenhest estates of Charles Nesbitt Knox 1833-1834. MS 22,014; National Library of Ireland
  • Photos. 070/035 (Cranmore) & 011/043 (Castle Lacken); Irish Architectural Archive

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