Landed Estates
NUI Galway


An estate of 11,810 acres in the parish of Kilcommon, barony of Erris, county Mayo was advertised for sale in the Landed Estates' Court by Reverend Sir William Palmer in 1869 and bought by Sir Alan E. Bellingham. The estate was held on a lease in perpetuity from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners to Alexander George Richey dated 1857. Mr Smithwick was the agent. An unsorted manuscript collection in the National Library contains some rentals for the Erris property of the Bellingham family, part of which was known as the Burnshead estate. In 1876 the family also owned 4186 acres in county Louth. The Bellingham estate in county Mayo was sold to the Congested Districts' Board on 23 May 1907.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Prospect Lodge Knockmoyleen Kilcommon Newport Ballycroy North 127 Erris Mayo OSI Ref: F788 127
OS Sheet: 35
Discovery map: 22
Sheean Lodge Sheeanmore Kilcommon Newport Ballycroy North 127 Erris Mayo OSI Ref: F839 098
OS Sheet: 44
Discovery map: 30

Archival sources

  • Bellingham Papers, which include in folder 85, rentals of their estate in the barony of Erris, 1870, 1892-4. PC 589-590; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Palmer, 9 July 1869, Vol 95, MRGS 39/045, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Probate of will of General Sir John Davis, Sheon Lodge, Ballycroy, Co Mayo, 11 Dec 1901. 999/549; National Archives of Ireland

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