Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Malley (Kilboyne)

Burke's Peerage states that Owen O'Malley of Milcum and Burrishoole, county Mayo, married Anne, sister of John Chambers of Kilboyne, in 1763. They had no children but Owen O'Malley's son by his second wife was Sir Samuel O'Malley, who had extensive estates in the baronies of Burrishoole and Carra. He was in serious financial difficulty by the end of the Famine and his estates known as Burren, Ballynew, Kilboyne, Kilmeena, Cahir, Carrowmore and Clare Island in the baronies of Burrishoole, Murrisk and Carra were sold to the Law Life Assurance Society. Sir Samuel O'Malley retained the townland of Cregganbell.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Kilboyne Cregganbell Ballyhean Castlebar Cloonkeen 66 Carra Mayo OSI Ref: M149 856
OS Sheet: 89
Discovery map: 31
Rosmindle Rosmindle Kilmeena Westport Kilmeena 151 Burrishoole Mayo OSI Ref: L938 878
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 31
Rosehill Money Kilmeena Westport Kilmeena 151 Burrishoole Mayo OSI Ref: L946 873
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 31

Archival sources

  • Westport Estate Papers, Collection List 78; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), O’Malley, 6 Dec 1850, Vol 4, MRGS 39/002, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Financial Minute Books of the Law Life Assurance Society, contact Phoenix Assurance Company, London; Private Possession
  • Chancery bill in the case of Owen O’Malley v Catherine McDonnel of Newport, Co Mayo, c 1782. MS 8107; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms to Samuel O’Malley of Rose Hill, co Mayo, 6 June 1804. GO MS 105, 26; National Library of Ireland
  • Particulars and valuation of Sir S. O’Malley’s estates, Jan 1845. Small Private Accessions No 1/689. M.1457; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court rental of Sir S. O’Malley’s estate in baronies of Carra, Murrisk, Burrishoole and Gallen, 1852. M.3442; National Archives of Ireland
  • Rental of estates near Castlebar, Westport and Louisburg for sale, owner not stated [Law Life Assurance, formerly estate of Sir S. O’Malley] 19 June 1877. M.5675 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of O’Malleys of Cos Mayo and Galway and other countries c 1490-1920. GO MS 182, 279-286 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Lease Thomas Medlicott to George O'Malley, Newport and Peter White, Dublin, of lands in Burrishoole, 1730. D.18,644; National Library of Ireland
  • Joyce, Mackie & Lougheed Deposits (1943 & 1949), included deeds & miscellaneous papers re Lynch family in Newtown, Co Mayo with particulars & valuation of estates of Sir Samuel O'Malley in Co Mayo 1845. D.15854-15876, C.3495-3502. M.1455-1464; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources