Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Clements family in Ireland were descended from Daniel Clements, a Cromwellian officer, originally granted lands in county Cavan. The three branches of the Clements family are descended from Robert Clements who died in 1722. One branch became Earls of Leitrim and held extensive estates in many parts of Connacht. McParlan records Lord Clements and Mr. Clements as the owners of large estates in Leitrim but not having a residence there in 1802. In the 1870s the 3rd Earl of Leitrim owned 22,038 acres in county Leitrim, 18,145 acres in county Galway, 54,352 acres in county Donegal and 471 acres in county Kildare. Henry Theophilus Clements, of Ashfield House, Cootehill, county Cavan, owned over 700 acres in Leitrim in the 1870s and his uncle John Marcus Clements of Monkstown, county Dublin, owned 6,773 acres in county Leitrim. In the mid 19th century John Marcus Clements also held land in the baronies of Coshlea and Smallcounty, county Limerick. These lands were advertised for sale in May 1858. Henry T. Clements inherited the Lough Rynn estate following the assassination of the 3rd Earl of Leitrim in 1878. The Clements family continued to own Lough Rynn until the 1970s although the bulk of the land had been sold off to former tenants by the Land Commission.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Lough Rynn Clooncahir/Rinn Cloone Mohill Mohill 65 Mohill Leitrim OSI Ref: N 095947
OS Sheet: 35
Discovery map: 33
Glenboy Glenboy Clooneclare Manorhamilton Glenboy 51 Dromahaire Leitrim OSI Ref: G921378
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 26
Gort House Gortnalamph Mohill Mohill Drumard 70 Mohill Leitrim OSI Ref: N070942
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 33
Clooncoe House Clooncoe Cloone Mohill Rinn 72 Mohill Leitrim OSI Ref: N105920
OS Sheet: 36
Discovery map: 33

Archival sources

  • Maps of estate of Earls of Leitrim in Manorhamilton town, 1747-1874. 16 M 10. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Maps of estate of Nathaniel Clements in the parishes of Mohill & Cloone. 1750. 14 A 16. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Notebooks of rental accounts on Earl of Leitrim's estate in barony of Mohill, 1800-1829. Mss.12,790-12, 804. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Maps of Earl of Leitrim's estate at Manorhamilton, 1807. 16 F 11. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rent account books for Robert Clements' estate at Bohey, county Leitrim, 1812, 1818, 1821. Mss.12,805-7. ; National Library of Ireland
  • 11 maps relating to Woodford estate of R.C. Clements, 1815. Ms.3030. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rental and accounts of Earl of Leitrim's estate in county Leitrim, 1837-1855. Ms.12,787, Ms. 12,809, Mss.5803-5805. . ; National Library of Ireland
  • Observations on state of tenants' holdings on Clements estates, 1838. Ms.3829. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals of Earl of Leitrim's estates in Leitrim, 1838-41, 1853, 1859, 1860-61. Mss. 5728-5733. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Labour and weather returns on Lough Rynn estate, 1830s-1860s. Mss.3026-3029. ; National Library of Ireland
  • 'Photostat' copies of receipts for rent and rates from Lord Leitrim's lands at Keelrin, 1842, 1849. Ms.8860. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals of lands in Leitrim and Sligo, 1844-48. Mss.12,810-812. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals of Leitrim estates in Leitrim & Sligo, 1844 and 1854. Mss.179-180. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals of Leitrim estates in Leitrim & Sligo, 1850s and 1860s. Ms.3803-3812. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rent ledgers of Newtowngore estates, 1854-69. Mss.5790-5792. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rent ledgers of Mohill & Cloone estates, 1855-69. Mss.5794-5802. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Sheep stock account of Leitrim estate, 1857-60. Ms.5793. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rental of Leitrim estates of Henry Theophilus Clements, 1882. Ms.4138. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Population return for parishes of Cloone & Mohill, 1831. Ms.12,788. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Clements of Lough Rynn papers, Mss 7258-7360 & 1741-1743; Trinity College Dublin
  • Contact National Library of Ireland. ; Private Possession
  • See Collection List 49 Leitrim estate papers at; National Library of Ireland
  • MacDonagh collection: letters to Earl of Leitrim 1854. MSS.13,140; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers of the Fremantle family of Bedwell Park, Essendon, Hertfordshire, include copies of deeds and schedules relating to Irish Estates mortgaged by Lord Leitrim, 1822. DE/F/484, DE/F/497 and DE/F/507-510; Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
  • Map of Cullen & Brownhill, with tenants listed, 1851. File 659. ; Leitrim County Library
  • Lough Rynn Industrial Show 1898 documents. file 783.; Leitrim County Library
  • Photographs & notes relating to Mary, countess of Leitrim. File 399. ; Leitrim County Library
  • Digges scrapbook relating to death of Col. H.T. Clements 1904. File 31.; Leitrim County Library
  • HESLIN, Bríd. In Lord Leitrim's possession: a study of tenant life in south Leitrim, 1842-1860. File 1039; Leitrim County Library
  • Notes on William Sydney Clements, 3rd Earl of Leitrim. File 1166. ; Leitrim County Library
  • Lough Rynn. Photographs & Press Cuttings. 034/074.; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Clements (Co Limerick), 27 May 1858, Vol 51 (55), MRGS 39/025, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Twelve rent account books showing account of R. C. Clements with Austin Cooper for rent of the Woodford Estate, 1812-1828 and one for the Bohey estate 1821-1824. Leitrim Papers, Mss. 3816-3828 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Account books of Austin Cooper, acting as agent for, inter alia, the estates of Lord Leitrim at Mohill and Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, of Lord Massereene in Co. Monaghan, of Lord Allen, at Punchestown, Co. Kildare, of Lord Hawarden in Counties Kilkenny and Tipperary, and of Lord Milton, later earl of Dorchester, in Counties Clare and Tipperary, 1787-c.1830; inventory of the property etc. of Austin Cooper, following his death, c. 1830-31. Mic/251 ; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Collection List 81 Killadoon Papers; National Library of Ireland
  • Collection List 49 Leitrim Papers; National Library of Ireland

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