Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Waldron/Waldron Hamilton

A Leicestershire family who settled at Cartron near Carrick-on-Shannon on the county Leitrim/Roscommon border in the late 17th century. They later moved closer to Drumsna and resided at Ashfort House. In 1813, 1814 and 1832 members of the Waldron family of Drumsna were High Sheriffs of Leitrim. The Waldrons also held land in the parish of Kilmore, barony of Ballintober North, county Roscommon. In 1852 the heiress to Ashfort, Barbara Waldron, married John Hamilton from Lanarkshire who held land in the parish of Kilmore, barony of Ballintober North at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Their family name became Waldron Hamilton. Premises in Drumsna and land in the parish of Kilmore the estate of Edward Francis Waldron were advertised for sale in June and November 1863. The Irish Times of November 1867 reports that Mrs. M.A Waldron was the purchaser of most of this property. The original lease for these lands was between Baroness de Clifford and Edward Waldron in 1821. Waldron property at Lismoyle was offered for sale in the Landed Estates' Court in March 1871. The sale notice indicates that these lands wre held under grants in the 1790s from the Cullen and Nesbitt estates. Mary Anne Waldron of Cartron, Drumsna, was the owner of over 400 acres in county Leitrim in the 1870s. The Waldron estate in county Roscommon amounting to 1,437 acres was vested in the Congested Districts' Board on 17 July 1901. For more details of the genealogy of this family see http://www.binary.co.nz/Wald-Illawarra.txt

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Lismoyle Lismoyle Annaduff Carrick-on-Shannon Drumsna 29 Leitrim Leitrim OSI Ref: M996995
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 33
Cartron (King) Cartron (King) Kilmore Carrick on Shannon Cloonteem 47 Ballintober North Roscommon OSI Ref: M990 952
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 33
Ashfort House Knocknagowna Kilmore Carrick on Shannon Kilmore 52 Ballintober North Roscommon OSI Ref: M955 926
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 33
Flanker House Drumsna Annaduff Carrick-on-Shannon Drumsna Leitrim Leitrim OSI Ref: M994973
OS Sheet: 31, 32
Discovery map: 33

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Waldron, 23 June 1863,Vol 68, MRGS 39/034, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Waldron, 10 March 1871, Vol 100, MRGS 39/047, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Waldron, 10 Nov 1863, Vol 70, MRGS 39/035, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers re Hubert Waldron, Drumsna, Co Leitrim & other family members, 1800-1890. Acc No 2843, PC 1035-1058; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources