In 1852 John Brogden of Manchester, with his brother James, set up the Irish Land Company. Another founder was John Sadlier (who committed suicide in 1856), brother of James Sadlier of Tipperary of the Joint Stock Bank. The company purchased some of the Galtee estate from the Earl of Kingston in 1852. Griffith's Valuation (1852) records the Irish Land Company holding six townlands in the parish of Templetenny. The Trustees of Irish Land Company in November 1859 were John Brogden, Nathaniel Buckley and George Wilson ( see rental for sale, John Lane, 8 Nov 1859). In the early 1870s the Galtee estate was bought by one of the company's directors, Nathaniel Buckley, Manchester, cotton millionarire and MP.
- Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Luddy & Clifford, (66 acres at Kiltankin held from Irish Land Co), 15 Dec 1873, Vol 112 (41), MRGS 39/052, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
Contemporary printed sources
- ''GRIFFITH'S VALUATION OF IRELAND'[Primary Valuation of Tenements]', 1850-1858. : Barony of Iffa and Offa West, 97 (Ballywilliam)
- LEET, Ambrose. ''A directory to the market towns, villages, gentlemen's seats, and other noted places in Ireland''. Dublin: Printed by B. Smith, 1814 : 58 (Ballywilliam - Joshua Sutton)