Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Young (Castlerea & Sligo)

The Young family held lands in the parish of Drumcliff according to the 1749 Census of Elphin. In 1828 Owen Young of Harristown was a member of the Grand Panel of county Roscommon. Rev. John Young is recorded as the owner of over 4000 acres in county Sligo in the 1870s. He was, at that time, resident in Dungannon, county Tyrone. In 1879 some of the Rev. Young's property in Castlerea was sold in the Land Judges' Court.James Young, acting as assignee for Samuel and Henry Harpur, offered for sale lands at Cornagh, barony of Carrigallen, county Leitrim, in April 1856. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the representatives of Robert Young were among the principal lessors in the parish of Kilnamanagh, barony of Frenchpark, county Roscommon and Mrs Robert Young held the townland of Drumatemple in the barony of Ballymoe. In the 1870s James Young of Harristown, Castlerea, owned over 1100 acres in county Roscommon. In 1876 the trustees of James Young's estate offered for sale lands at Castletown, barony of Rosclogher, county Leitrim in the Landed Estates' Court. .

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Harristown Harristown Kilkeevin Castlerea Castlereagh 65 Castlereagh Roscommon OSI Ref: M681782
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 39
Bopeep Lodge Drumatemple Drumatemple Castlereagh Ballintober 60 Ballymoe Roscommon OSI Ref: M713 714
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 39

Archival sources

  • Map of lands at Molloy, estate of Robert Young, 1830. ; Sligo County Library
  • Rental of Young estate, 1864-68, 1878-89. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Rental of lands in Leyny and Tireragh, Young estate, 1852-55. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Rental of Robert Young's estate, 1849-57. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Landed Judges' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Young, 19 November 1879, Vol 138, MRGS 39/061, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Longfield, Kelly & Armstrong, Solicitors' Collection contains deeds & Land Commission documents re the Youngs, including rentals of the Roscommon & Castlereagh estate. Small Accs. Index 47; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Young & Harpur, 18 April 1856, Vol 39, MRGS 39/018, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • E.C. Jameson, solicitor's collection, includes copy will and grant of probate of James Young of Harristown, 18 June 1877. Small Accs. Index 50, T.939; National Archives of Ireland
  • Map of Harristown, Owen Young shown as tenant. 21 F 44 (59); National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Young, 30 June 1876, Vol 124, MRGS 39/056, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources