Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Hugh Lyons Montgomery was MP for Leitrim, 1852-57 and served as High Sheriff in 1840. In 1876 the Montgomery estate held over 10,000 acres in county Leitrim. This included lands in the parish of Drumlease, barony of Dromahaire. The 1940s Irish Tourist Association survey records that the family were reputedly extravagent, a factor which eventually led to the break up of the estate in the early 1900s. The Acts of Settlement Grants indicate that Capt. Hugh Montgomery received property in the town of Athenry, county Galway as well as extensive lands in county Leitrim and county Longford, the latter jointly with Hugh Campbell.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Belhavel Drumillion Killarga Manorhamilton Belhavel Dromahaire Leitrim OSI Ref: G868299
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 26

Archival sources

  • Certificate of decree executing Act of Settlement to Hugh Montogomery concerning premises in Dublin and lands in Leitrim and Roscommon. 1667. ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association. Topographical and General Survey, 1941-1945. Killargue, File 141. ; Leitrim County Library
  • E.J. French solicitors' records, include references to the Montgomerys of Cos Roscommon & Leitrim. Small Accs. Index 8; National Archives of Ireland
  • Valuation of houses and plots in Athenry the estate of Hugh Lyons Montgomery, post 1799. Small Accs. Index 8, Deeds 3276, Box 10, Mo 81; National Archives of Ireland
  • E.J. French Solicitor's Papers, Valuation of houses and plots in Athenry the estate of Hugh Lyons Montgomery by J. Brassington, post 1799. Acc. No. 8, D.3276; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources