Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Lawders were a Scottish family who came to Ireland in the late 16th century marrying into landed families in county Cavan. At least one Lawder, John, is recorded as residing at Kiltubbrid, county Leitrim in 1649. The Lawder family were also settled at Bonnybeg House in Mohill parish by the late 17th century. Mough, in Fenagh parish was also associated with the family who later built Lawderdale in the same area. Several members of the family served as High Sheriffs of Leitrim between 1699-1853. McParlan records Edward Lawder "of Cloverhill" as a resident gentleman of property in county Leitrim in 1802. The Reverend Matthew Lawder, resident at Gresson House, Swanlinbar, county Cavan, succeeded to the property in 1876 and is recorded as holding 802 acres in county Leitrim in his own right. He also held property in Cavan and Limerick. William Lawder of Lawderdale is recorded as a lessor of lands in the parish of Kilronan, barony of Boyle, at the time of Griffith's Valuation and in the 1870s his estate amounted to 3,748 acres. The representatives of Mrs W. A. Lawder of Flanker House, Drumsna, owned 1,293 acres in county Leitrim in the 1870s.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Lawderdale Mough Fenagh Mohill Fenagh 76 Leitrim Leitrim OSI Ref: H125088
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 34
Mough Mough Fenagh Mohill Fenagh 76 Leitrim Leitrim OSI Ref: H117091
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 33
Mount Campbell Mountcampbell Annaduff Carrick-on-Shannon Drumsna 29 Leitrim Leitrim OSI Ref: M991986
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 33
Bunnybeg House Bunnybeg Mohill Mohill Bunnybeg Leitrim Leitrim OSI Ref: N038981
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 33
Aghamore House Agahmore Mohill Mohill Roosky 73 Mohill Leitrim OSI Ref: N058863
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 33
Caldragh Caldragh Kiltoghert Carrick-on-Shannon Carrick-on-Shannon 28 Leitrim Leitrim OSI Ref: G951026
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 33

Archival sources

  • Deeds, accounts, maps & correspondence, 1720-1995. ; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Pedigree of Lawder family of various locations counties Leitrim and Roscommon, notably Ashford, Bonneybeg and Lawderdale, also of the USA and Malay, 1520-1908. GO Ms. 182, 96-113. ; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources