Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Cullen

The Cullen family had held land in Leitrim, particularly in the Manorhamilton and Kinlough areas, since the time of Charles I, when Patrick Cullen came from Scotland as part of Sir Frederick Hamilton's troop in 1641. They married into other landed families in the area including the Wynne family of Hazelwood, Sligo. The Wray family were also married into the Cullen family and held over 500 acres in the Glenboy area of county Leitrim in 1878. McParlan includes Rev. Mr. Cullen of Skreeny on a list of "resident gentlemen of property" in 1802. In 1852 part of the estate of Cairncross T. Cullen was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. Some 470 acres, a portion of the Skreeney estate, was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in January 1855. In May 1859 Francis Nesbitt Cullen offered for sale his lands in the barony of Dromahaire including the house in the townland of Cavan. He purchased one lot while F.W. Cullen and Mr. Swansy purchased other lots. John James Cullen offered lands in the barony of Rosclogher for sale in the Landed Estates Court in November 1865 and June 1866. In May 1867 Cairncross and Hester Cullen offered land at Grange, barony of Carbury, county Sligo, for sale in the Landed Estates' Court. In November of that year the Irish Times reported that these lands had been purchased, in trust, by Mr. Kincaid for £2550. Henry Charles Cullen offered the demesne and lands at Corry for sale in November 1876. Some of this property was purchased by William Nixon while the sale of other lots was adjourned. Members of the Cullen family owned over 5000 acres in county Leitrim in the 1870s.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Glenade Gubinea Killasnet Manorhamilton Glenade 45 Rosclogher Leitrim OSI Ref: G830461
OS Sheet: 4
Discovery map: 16
Corry Lodge Cavan Inishmagrath Manorhamilton Mahanagh 42 Dromahaire Leitrim OSI Ref: G950234
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 26
Skreeny Skreeny Killasnet Manorhamilton Manorhamilton 54 Rosclogher Leitrim OSI Ref: G890404
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 16
Rockwood Deerpark Killasnet Manorhamilton Manorhamilton 54 Rosclogher Leitrim OSI Ref: G873406
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 16
Fortland Cottage Lissinagroagh Clooneclare Manorhamilton Munakill 55 Rosclogher Leitrim OSI Ref: G925394
OS Sheet:
Discovery map: 16

Archival sources

  • Irish Tourist Association. Topographical and General Survey, 1941-1945. Parish of Killasnet. File 142. ; Leitrim County Library
  • Leases & other papers re the estates of the Byrne, Cullen & Nesbitt families, Cos Cavan, Leitrim, Roscommon & Sligo, 1723-1825. Acc. No. 999/260; National Archives of Ireland
  • Conveyance of lands in Drumahaire barony, Co Leitrim, C.F. Cullen to Major General James Armstrong of Hollymount, 26 Feb 1853. Small Accs. Index 8, LEC 137; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Cullen, 12 November 1852, Vol 19, MRGS 39/008, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Cullen, 12 January 1855, Vol 33, MRGS 39/015, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Cullen, 6 May 1859, Vol 55, MRGS 39/028, (microfilm copy in NUIG ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Cullen, 28 June 1866, Vol 82, MRGS 39/040, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Cullen, 16 November 1865, Vol 79, MRGS 39/038, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Cullen, 10 May 1867, Vol 85, MRGS 39/041, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Cullen, 14 November 1876, Vol 126, MRGS 39/057, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources