Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Medlycott

The Burrishoole estate of approximately 70,000 acres was acquired by Thomas Medlycott, Chief Commissioner of Revenue in Ireland, from Charles Butler, Earl of Arran, and grandson of the 1st Duke of Ormonde, at the turn of the 17th century. Later on in the 18th century the Medlycotts found themselves in financial difficulties and sold the estate to John Browne, 1st Earl of Altamont, on 15 July 1774, who sold it back to the Medlycotts on a lease in perpetuity. This lease was sold by the Medlycotts to Sir Neal O'Donel in 1785. Earlier the Medlycotts had leased the property to "Mr Pratt, Clerk of the Treasury" [John Pratt of Cabra Castle, Co Cavan, Deputy Treasurer, died 1740] but when he got into financial difficulty the estate had reverted to the Medlycotts. The Medlycotts had another estate at Rocket's Castle, county Waterford, where they resided during the 19th century. Reverend John T. Medlicott was among the principal lessors in the parish of Clonagam, barony of Upperthird, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In the 1870s he owned over 950 acres in county Waterford.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mayfield or Rockett's Castle Mayfield or Rocketscastle Clonagam Carrick-n-Suir Portlaw 4 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S477165
OS Sheet: 8
Discovery map: 75
Knockane House Knockane Clonagam Carrick-on-Suir Portlaw 4 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S475154
OS Sheet: 8
Discovery map: 75
Springfield (Portlaw) Coolroe Clonagam Carrick-on-Suir Portlaw 4 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S462154
OS Sheet: 8
Discovery map: 75
Mayfield (Portlaw) Coolroe Clonagam Carrick-on-Suir Portlaw 4 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S462153
OS Sheet: 8
Discovery map: 75
Milford House Coolroe Clonagam Carrick-on-Suir Portlaw 4 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S460159
OS Sheet: 8
Discovery map: 75

Archival sources

  • Westport Estate Papers, Collection List 78; National Library of Ireland
  • Official and private accounts of James Moore, agent [to Medlicott] of Newport, Co Mayo, 1742-65. MS 5737 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Lease by Thomas Medlicott of Dublin to George O’Malley of Newport, Co Mayo and Peter White of Dublin of lands in Burrishoole, Co Mayo, 25 Mar 1730. D. 18,644 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals. MS 5736 (2) & MS 5821; National Library of Ireland
  • Medlycott Papers, title deeds, estate and family correspondence, 1448-1791. D.760; Gwent Record Office
  • O'Donel of Newport Papers, unsorted collection ; National Library of Ireland
  • Documents re the Malcomson family & their property, include leases from the Medlycotts, 1825-1938. 999/284/2; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files: Barony of Upperthird; Waterford County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources