Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Gray

The Gray family held small estates in the parish of Achonry at Doomore and Carrownaleck. The family tradition held that this branch of the Gray were descended from Lord Leonard Gray, great-uncle of Lady Jane Gray. They were also connected with the Gray or Grey family of Greyfield House, county Roscomon. The well-known genealogist, Edward Stewart Gray, was descended from this family. John Gray of Carnaleck owned over 400 acres in county Sligo in the 1870s while John Gray, with an address at Sliganagh, owned over 140 acres in county Leitrim. Lands at Sliganagh had been offered for sale in the Landed Estate's Court in November 1865 and 1866. This townland had been the property of Hugh Gray at the time of Griffith's Valuation and included a house valued at £3.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Doomore Doomore Achonry Tobercurry Tobercurry 84 Leyny Sligo OSI Ref: G512159
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 25
Carnaleck or Carrownaleck Carrownaleck Achonry Tobercurry Cloonacool 78 Leyny Galway OSI Ref: G517193
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 25
Sliganagh Sliganagh Killanummery Manorhamilton Drumahaire 36 Drumahaire Leitrim OSI Ref: G786307
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 25

Archival sources

  • Rental of Gray estate, 1878-89. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Gray, 17 November 1865, Vol 79, MRGS 39/038, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Gray, 6 November 1866, Vol 83, MRGS 39/040, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources