Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Hall (Leitrim, Roscommon, Tipperary)

Robert Hall, an Enniskillen merchant, purchased Merton Hall, county Tipperary, in 1828 and in 1841 was murdered in Uskane.The representatives of Robert Hall were lessors of townlands in the parish of Fenagh, barony of Leitrim and parish of Drumreilly, barony of Dromahaire, county Leitrim in 1856. In the 1870s Mrs. Hall of Merton Hall, Borrisokane, county Tipperary, owned 186 acres in Leitrim while the representatives of Robert Hall held 402 acres. Robert Hall is also recorded as the lessor of lands in the parish of Kilronan, barony of Boyle, county Roscommon at the time of Griffith's Valuation. At the same time Richard Hall was a lessor in the parish of Roscommon, barony of Ballintober South. Members of the Hall family with addresses in London owned almost 500 acres in county Roscommon in the 1870s. The county Tipperary estate of the Halls was in the barony of Lower Ormond, mainly in the parish of Uskane but also in the parishes of Aglishcloghane, Kilbarron and Modreeny. The estate of Richard Hall, of Innismore Hall, county Fermanagh and Robert Hall, of Merton Hall, county Tipperary, including lands in counties Roscommon, Leitrim, Tipperary, Dublin and Fermanagh, in total 3,966 acres, was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates' Court in December 1858. Over 1300 acres of the Hall estate was offered for sale in the Landed Estates' Court in November 1877 and again in the Land Judges Court in 1878 and 1879. This sale included lands in the baronies of Dromahaire and Leitrim, county Leitrim. Hussey de Burgh records the representatives of Robert Hall as owners of 724 acres in county Louth, 369 acres in county Tipperary and 272 acres in county Wicklow. Ada Ireland (nee Hall), wife of De Courcy Plunkett Ireland, was one of the representatives of Robert Hall. In the 1880s Bateman records Richard Hall as the owner of some of this property, including 465 acres in county Roscommon, 369 acres in Tipperary and 588 acres in Leitrim.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mertonhall Mertonhall Modreeny Borrisokane Mertonhall 15 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R931 898
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 59
Coorevin Coorevin Uskane Borrisokane Uskane 11 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R942 954
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 53
Uskane Uskane Uskane Borrisokane Uskane 11 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R945 963
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 53

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Hall, 9 December 1858, Vol 54, MRGS 39/027, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Marriage settlement De Courcey Plunkett Ireland of Clonmel, Co Tipperary & Ada Hall, Merton Hall, 1871. Small Accessions Index 76, D.10,417; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Hall, 9 November 1877, Vol 130, MRGS 39/058, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Hall, 3 May 1878, Vol 135 & 17 Jan 1879, Vol135 (8), MRGS 39/060, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers of O'Rorke, McDonald & Tweed, 1630-1969, a solicitors' collection, includes 28 documents, deeds and associated papers relating to the Sheil family of Donaghanie, Co. Tyrone containing a settlement on the intermarriage of James Sheil, City of Dublin, Barrister-at-Law and Jane Hall, Merton, Co. Tipperary, 1828. D1242/4/1; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Papers of O'Rorke, McDonald & Tweed, 1630-1969, a solicitors' collection, includes copy will of Robert Hall of Merton Hall, Co.Tipperary. 17 Dec 1840. D1242/22/8; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Robert Hall, Merton Hall, Co. Tipperary. Copy Will and Gt. (Probate). 1841. T402/128; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Thos. W. Bond, Dublin to Robert Hall, Merton Hall, Co. Tipperary. Lease for 20 years Lands in Co Leitrim. 14 January 1836. T877/468; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Documents re Merton Hall Estate, Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary, circa 1900. Box 54; Roscrea Heritage Society Centre, Damer House, Roscrea

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Modern printed sources