"Miss Butler" of Belturbet, is listed as owning land in Leitrim in the 1870s. The Butler family were Earls of Lanesborough and held extensive property in counties Cavan and Fermanagh. They were connected through marriage to other families who owned land in Leitrim, notably the La Touche family. Robert Herbert Butler, 3rd Earl of Lanesborough, had married Elizabeth, daughter of David La Touche, in 1781. Mary Butler, the daughter of the 2nd Earl had married into the Ponsonby family, Earls of Bessborough.
No houses were found for this estate
Contemporary printed sources
- HUSSEY DE BURGH, U. H. ''The Landowners of Ireland. An alphabetical list of the owners of estates of 500 acres or £500 valuation and upwards in Ireland''. Dublin: Hodges, Foster and Figgis, 1878. [available online at www.askaboutireland.ie] : 65
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of owners of land of one acre and upwards, in the several counties .... in Ireland''. HC 1876, LXXX: 303
- BATEMAN, John. ''The great landowners of Great Britain and Ireland''. London: Harrison, 1883. : p.257