Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Jordan (Oldhead)

In 1678 William Jordan was granted Henry Garvey's lands of Bunowen, Legan and Moneen in the parish of Kilgeever, barony of Murrisk, county Mayo, under the Acts of Settlement. By the late 18th century this estate was in the possession of Edmond Jordan. Wilson, writing in 1786, refers to Oldhead as his estate. Jordan sold it to John Evelyn of Bath, England, in 1792. Two years later Evelyn sold the estate, then known as Oldhead, to John Browne, 3rd Earl of Altamont. The Brownes leased the property to the Blakes of Towerhill, the Ruttledges and to Hugh Wilbraham.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Elmhall Elmhall Drum Castlebar Breaghwy 63 Carra Mayo OSI Ref: M199 854
OS Sheet: 90
Discovery map: 31

Archival sources

  • Westport Estate Papers, Collection List 78; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association. Topographical and General Survey, 1941-1945. File Mayo East 1-24, parish of Drum (Elmhall); Mayo County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources