Landed Estates
University of Galway

Crofton (Mohill)

In the 1870s Sir Morgan Crofton held almost 10,000 acres in county Leitrim. the estate was centred on Mohill House. The family also had properties elsewhere in Ireland, notably at Shanganagh in Dublin and had an English residence at Sunnyside, Box, Wiltshire.Members of the family served as High Sheriffs and MPs for Leitrim from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. McParlan includes Duke Crofton of Mohill on a list of "resident gentlement of property" in 1802. In the 1850s the Crofton estate was leasing Aghamore House in the parish of Mohill to Russell Cameron and a second property in Mohill to John Kane. The Crofton estate held lands in Inishmagrath parish which appeared to be on a long lease from the Hamilton estate since the 18th century as well as lands in Drumreilly parish, barony of Dromahaire and Aughrim parish, barony of Roscommon. A Morgan Crofton is recorded as the agent to Lord Lorton in the barony of Boyle, county Roscommon, at the time of the first Ordnance Survey. It is probably the same Morgan Crofton who is recorded as a member of the Grand Panel of county Roscommon in 1828. Sir Morgan Crofton of Mohill owned 9,590 acres in county Leitrim, 1,608 acres in county Longford and 271 acres in county Roscommon (parishes of Cloonfinlough and Kiltrustan) in the 1870s.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mohill Castle Mohill Mohill Mohill Mohill 65 Mohill Leitrim OSI Ref: N089971
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 33
Lakefield Errew Cloone Mohill Rinn 72 Mohill Leitrim OSI Ref: N112942
OS Sheet: 36
Discovery map: 33
Aghamore House Agahmore Mohill Mohill Roosky 73 Mohill Leitrim OSI Ref: N058863
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 33
Lurga House Lurga Cloone Mohill Mohill 66 Mohill Leitrim OSI Ref: N112964
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 34
Abbey View House Knocknashee Boyle Boyle Boyle Rural 32/Boyle Urban Boyle Roscommon OSI Ref: G803028
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 33

Archival sources

  • A/C book of Rev. Henry Crofton relating to lands at Mohill, 1799-1833. Ms.3879. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals of Sir H. Crofton's estates in Leitrim, Longford & Roscommon, 1833. Ms.4531. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Solicitors' records from office of Longfield, Kelly & Armstrong, extract of will of and grant of probate of Sir Hugh Crofton, 1834. T.2100; National Archives of Ireland
  • Draft deeds and papers re family settlements concerning lands in counties Leitrim, Longford and Roscommon, 1759. MSS. 20,801. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Longfield, Kelly & Armstrong, Solicitors' Collection includes deeds re the Croftons. Small Accs. Index 47; National Archives of Ireland
  • Manuscript history of Crofton estate. File 300. ; Leitrim County Library
  • Documents, mainly leases, relating to Crofton estate in Mohill. File marked Crofton Papers ; Leitrim County Library
  • The Castle, Mohill. 147/075.; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Notebook containing list of deeds re Mohill. MS 4529; National Library of Ireland
  • Crofton Papers, re Crofton & Earbery families & estates in Cos Leitrim, Cavan, Cork, Monaghan & Wicklow. MS 20,773-20,806 & D 26,886-27,010; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy lease for one year of the Manor of Mohill & other lands, Hugh Crofton to Morgan Crofton, his son & heir, 17 Aug 1759. Small Accs. Index 65, D.16215; National Archives of Ireland
  • W.B. Scott, solicitor's collection, this extensive collection includes many deeds & attested copies of documents re the Crofton family of Mohill, 18th & 19th centuries. Small Accs. Index 76; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources