Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Crean

A Blake property at the beginning of the 18th century which passed by marriage to the Creans, a county Sligo Gaelic family. The Crean family of Hollybrook House, in the parish of Tagheen, barony of Clanmorris, changed their name to Crean Lynch following the marriage of Andrew Crean and Mary Lynch, daughter and heiress of Henry [Dominick] Lynch of Newborough, county Galway. Their grandson, Andrew Crean Lynch, married Elizabeth Lynch of Clogher, parish of Burriscarra, barony of Carra. Andrew Crean Lynch purchased the Clogher estate from his brother-in-law and his descendants lived at Clogher, while Hollybrook was leased to the Andersons. Patrick Crean Lynch advertised for sale his life interest in Hollybrook in 1861.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Hollybrook Boleybeg Tagheen Claremorris Tagheen 93 Clanmorris Mayo OSI Ref: M278 721
OS Sheet: 111
Discovery map: 38
Newborough Bunagarraun Kilbennan Tuam Foxhall 218 Dunmore Galway OSI Ref: M362 593
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 39

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Crean Lynch, 6 Dec 1861 & 13 June 1862, Vol 63 & 65, MRGS 39/032 & 39/033, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Crown and Peace Records, Register of Trees, Co Mayo 1775-1919. ID/51/62; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources