Landed Estates
University of Galway

Bingham (Newbrook)

This estate was founded by John Bingham of Foxford, county Mayo, younger brother of Sir Henry Bingham, ancestor of the Earls of Lucan, in the mid 17th century. The county Mayo part of the estate was concentrated in the parishes of Mayo, barony of Clanmorris; Robeen, Kilcommon and Mayo, barony of Kilmaine; Rosslee and Touaghty, barony of Gallen and Ballynahaglish, barony of Tirawley. The Lords Clanmorris also held lands in the parishes of Claregalway and Lackagh, barony of Clare, county Galway. The Clanmorris estates included the town of Foxford and in 1876 amounted to 12,337 acres in county Mayo and 5,295 acres in county Galway plus 479 acres in the town of Galway. Guinness and Company were the agents for the county Mayo estates in the 1830s. In 1906 Lord Clanmorris was the owner of over 300 acres of untenanted demesne land at Cregaclare. A final offer from the Congested Districts' Board of £16,121 had been accepted for 3053 acres of the Clanmorris estate in county Mayo by March 1916.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Newbrook Bellanaloob Robeen Ballinrobe Newbrook 39 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M237 745
OS Sheet: 100
Discovery map: 38
Summerhill House (Kilmaine) Summerhill South Mayo Ballinrobe Newbrook 39 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M244 756
OS Sheet: 100
Discovery map: 38
Cregaclare Cregaclare Demesne Ardrahan Gort Ardrahan 89 Dunkellin Galway OSI Ref: M472124
OS Sheet: 114
Discovery map: 52
Ballymore Ballymore Killora Loughrea Craughwell 112 Dunkellin Galway OSI Ref: M515203
OS Sheet: 96
Discovery map: 46
Seamount Lodge Pollnarooma East Rahoon Galway Galway South Urban 46 Galway Galway OSI Ref: M273 237
OS Sheet: 94
Discovery map: 45

Archival sources

  • Blake of Ballyglunin Papers, some correspondence of Clanmorris family, 19th century, LE7; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Rental of estates in Cos Mayo, Galway and Dublin 1832-1833. MS 3279; National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals of estates in Cos Galway, Mayo and Dublin 1876-88 and of Foxford and Claregalway estates, 1866-7. MS 3120; National Library of Ireland
  • J. F. A. O’Brien Papers, correspondence relating to the land question in Co Mayo especially concerning tenants on the Clanmorris estate, 1879-83. MS 13,457; National Library of Ireland
  • Sir Robert and Francis Lynch Blosse v Lord Clanmorris regarding lands in the barony of Carra, Feb 1821. House of Lords Appeals, Vol 4a; King's Inn Library
  • Westport Estate Papers, rental of the estate of executors of Lord Clanmorris for the year ending Nov 1919. MS 41,078/3; National Library of Ireland
  • Documents re the Bishop's lands or 'Cloghline' estate of Lord Clanmorris in Co Mayo, includes will 1st Lord Clanmorris 1819 and rental 1858. Acc. 999/404/2; National Archives of Ireland
  • Account book of estate of Cregaclare, Co Galway, including game shot on the estate, 1881-1894. MS 3495; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy bargain and sale of Poulnaroma, C. Sloper, Galway, to Lord Clanmorris, £1400 consideration, 10 Jan 1820. 999/390/1/2; National Archives of Ireland
  • Newbrook photos. 011/071; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Messrs R.H.Orr & Sons, solicitors of Belfast, include legal documents re the lands of Kilmore, Co Roscommon & the Bingham, Ormsby, Phibbs, Waller & other families, 1738-1915.; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Clanmorris Papers. D/4216; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources