Landed Estates
University of Galway

Fair (Creggagh)

John Fair of Creggagh, parish of Toomore, barony of Gallen, county Mayo, was a merchant, who held the townland of Glaspatrick, parish of Oughaval, barony of Murrisk, in the mid 19th century from the Earl of Lucan. This townland had been granted to the Protestant Archbishop of Tuam under the Acts of Settlement. He was also involved in the sale of Kilmaine village and other church lands in 1852 as executor to his brother-in-law, Henry Cannon. In the will of his father, Robert Fair, dated 1837, John's address was Bernardsville, Dublin. In 1876 he owned 475 acres in county Mayo. He married Maria Ruttledge, daughter of David Ruttledge of Tawnaghmore and died in 1877 at Creggagh. David Ruttledge Fair sold 472 acres to the Congested Districts' Board on 6 Dec 1905.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Marino Lodge Glaspatrick Oughaval Westport Croaghpatrick 150 Murrisk Mayo OSI Ref: L912 826
OS Sheet: 87
Discovery map: 30
Creggagh Creggagh Toomore Swineford Toomore 104 Gallen Mayo OSI Ref: G288 054
OS Sheet: 49
Discovery map: 31
Beechgrove Cornalassan Robeen Ballinrobe Newbrook 39 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M249 738
OS Sheet: 100
Discovery map: 38

Archival sources

  • 609.220.421159, Sale of Creggagh, Daly to Fair, 1809; Registry of Deeds
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Fair, 6 Oct 1852, Vol 18, MRGS 39/008, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Thrift Abstracts 2028, Will of Robert Fair, 5 June 1837; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Fair, 13 November 1857, Vol 48 MRGS 39/023, (microfilm copy in NUIG; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources