Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Acton (Bridgemount)

The Acton family had an estate of over a thousand acres in the parish of Drum, barony of Carra, county Mayo in the 19th century. At the time of Griffith's Valuation George Rozia Acton held the townlands of Lecarrow and Drummeennavaddoge. He was also a joint trustee for the sale of the Jones estate in the parish of Drum in 1856. Lane contends that Acton was a land agent for estates in the area. By March 1916 George H. Acton had accepted an offer from the Congested Districts' Board for the purchase of 805 acres of his estate.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Bridgemount House (Drum) Lecarrow Drum Castlebar Ballinafad 57 Carra Mayo OSI Ref: M214 824
OS Sheet: 90
Discovery map: 31

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Acton, 20 June 1856, Vol 40, MRGS 39/019, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources