Landed Estates
NUI Galway


John Perkins was agent for some of the property owned by the Gores, Earls of Arran in the first half of the 19th century. He lived at Ballybroony and held some land in the parish of Ballysakeery, barony of Tirawley, county Mayo. The Perkins intermarried with the Fetherstonhaughs and the Dundas family. In 1876 a Mrs Perkins of Kells, county Meath, owned 844 acres in county Mayo while in 1878 George Dundas of Moynalty, Queen's county [county Laois] owned the same acreage. Eleanor Perkins married Doctor George Dundas and she was recorded as the occupier of Ballybroony House and 258 acres of untenanted land in 1906. The estate was vested in the Congested Districts' Board on 21 Mar 1912.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballybroony Ballybroony Ballysakeery Ballina Rathoma 22 Tirawley Mayo OSI Ref: G193 253
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 24

Archival sources

  • Ballybrooney photos. 011/034; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Arran Papers, include letters to William Gore from John Perkins, Ballybrooney, Killala, Co. Mayo. Perkins was captain of Gore's yeomanry corps and agent [or surveyor?] on the Mayo estate. The letters relate to estate and military business and include some surveys carried out by Perkins. 1803-1809; 1811-1812; 1813; 1815-1817; 1821; 1824. IE TCD MS 7588/1-98; Trinity College Dublin

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