Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Yelverton

From the late 1780s the Yelvertons held an estate in the parish of Ballintober, barony of Carra, county Mayo, from the Cuffes. In 1876 the Yelverton estate amounted to 2,696 acres in county Mayo and 563 acres in county Tipperary where the family's principal residence was located at Belleisle, Roscrea. At the same time the Honourable Mrs P. Bingham [Pauline Bingham nee Yelverton] owned 574 acres in county Tipperary. Joseph Yelverton was granted 567 acres in the barony of Clanwilliam and 152 acres in the barony of Ikerrin, county Tipperary, under the Acts of Settlement. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Yelverton estate in county Tipperary was in the parishes of Dorrha and Lorrha, barony of Lower Ormond. The 4th Viscount Avonmore sold his counties Mayo and Tipperary estates in 1879. This family intermarried with the Binghams of Newbrook, county Mayo, a number of times. In 1814 Matthew Yelverton was resident at Meelick in the parish of Clonrush, barony of Leitrim, county Galway. At the same time the Honourable B. Yelverton was occupying a house at Shannon Grove, Banagher, county Galway. In the mid 19th century the Honourable Mrs Yelverton held land in the parish of Clonfert, barony of Duhallow, county Cork and in the 1870s the Honourable Maria Yelverton owned 795 acres in county Cork. The title Viscount Avonmore became extinct in 1910.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Hazelrock Lodge Moat Ballintober Castlebar Killavally 67 Carra Mayo OSI Ref: M082 811
OS Sheet: 89
Discovery map: 31
Shannon Grove Kilnaborris Clonfert Ballinasloe Kilmacshane 17 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M970162
OS Sheet: 109
Discovery map: 53
Meelick Meelick Clonrush Scarriff Drummaan 132 Leitrim Galway OSI Ref: R754874
OS Sheet: 135
Discovery map: 59
Belle Isle Lehinch Lorrha Borrisokane Lorrha West 18 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: M873 040
OS Sheet: 3
Discovery map: 53

Archival sources

  • Land Judges' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Avonmore, 14 Mar 1879, Vol 135, MRGS 39/060, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Westport Estate Papers, rental of the estate of trustees of Viscount Avonmore for the year ending Nov 1919. MS 41,078/3; National Library of Ireland
  • Aglionby Family Collection includes copy of Yelverton epitaphs of 1843, 1844, 1853, in Co. Tipperary, c.1850s. D AY 6/35 ; Cumbria Record Office

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Modern printed sources