Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Clive (Rock House)

George Clive, Member of Parliament and barrister, of Perrystone Court, Herefordshire, built up an extensive estate of 35,229 acres (1876) in the barony of Erris by purchasing land from the O'Donels, Marquess of Sligo and the Birch family. The final offer by the Congested Districts' Board for the purchase of almost 33,000 acres of the estate had been accepted by March 1916. George Clive of Ballycroy also owned 4,869 acres in county Tipperary [bought by the Clives from the Minchins in the 1770s]. In the mid 19th century the representatives of Henry Clive held an estate in the parishes of Bourney, Corbally, Killavinoge and Rathnaveoge, barony of Ikerrin, county Tipperary. The Clive family were related to the Boltons of Knock, county Louth and to Dr Bolton, Archbishop of Cashel.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Rock House Claggan Kilcommon Newport Ballycroy South 128 Erris Mayo OSI Ref: F794 038
OS Sheet: 56
Discovery map: 30
Tallagh Tallagh Kilcommon Newport Ballycroy South 128 Erris Mayo OSI Ref: F782 092
OS Sheet: 43
Discovery map: 22

Archival sources

  • Westport Estate Papers, Collection List 78; National Library of Ireland
  • Solicitors' Papers re Moy and other fisheries, Co Mayo and associated families of Gore, Browne, Ormsby, Jones, Atkinson, Little, Clarke, Orme, FitzGerald and Clive, 1611-1957. Acc. 1165; National Archives of Ireland
  • Lucan Papers, copy letter book of George Charles Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan, includes correspondence between the Earl and George Clive MP re a lease of Pontoon, Co Mayo, 1861. P48/32/1; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Wilson Lynch Papers, letter from Christopher T. Redington, Perrystone, to his mother, re his visit to Perrystone and the Clives, 12 July 1887. LE6/E/96; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Abstracts of title, including wills, rental (1884) of the Clive family of Co. Tipperary, with marriage settlement of Henry Clive and Charlotte Jane Butler, Nov., 1809. M.5453 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution an Agreement, dated the Twenty third Day of June One thousand seven hundred and seventy, between Humphrey Minchin Esquire and George Clive Esquire, and for vesting certain Estates in the County of Tipperary, in the Kingdom of Ireland, in certain Trustees and their Heirs, for that Purpose, 1771. Private Act, 11 George III, c. 106 HL/PO/PB/1/1771/11G3n205 ; Parliamentary Archives

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