Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Burke records that this family came to the west of Ireland in the mid 17th century from Newcastle on Tyne. They settled at Castlebar and Castletown in the parish of Cong, barony of Kilmaine, county Mayo in the 18th century. Family members entered the Church and became agents to the Earls of Lucan and resided at Rockland, Soho (possibly Ballynew) and Tallyhoe in the Castlebar area. The Reverend Thomas Ellison was in Killala at the time of the 1798 Rebellion but the family appear to have moved away from the Castlebar area in the 19th century. They acquired some land in county Roscommon, 286 acres of which was vested in the Congested Districts' Board in the early 20th century. By marriage they were connected to the Binghams, Arbuthnots, Macartneys and Baron Mountjoys.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Castletown Castletown Cong Ballinrobe Houndswood 33 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M184 519
OS Sheet: 123
Discovery map: 38
Hawthorn Lodge Hawthornlodge Breaghwy Castlebar Castlebar Rural 64 Carra Mayo OSI Ref: M169 885
OS Sheet: 78
Discovery map: 31
Rocklands Lightford Breaghwy Castlebar Castlebar Rural 64 Carra Mayo OSI Ref: M163 879
OS Sheet: 78
Discovery map: 31
Coolagarry Coolagarry Tibohine Castlerea Loughlglinn 59 Frenchpark Roscommon OSI Ref: M639856
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 32