Landed Estates
NUI Galway


A family employed as agents and receivers on many county Mayo estates in the first half of the 19th century, including those of the Marquess of Sligo, Lord Oranmore and Browne and the FitzGeralds of Turlough. They were also involved in banking. In 1854 they sold 1372 acres in the parish of Kilcolman, barony of Clanmorris in the Encumbered Estates' Court, with their interest in the lease of Thomastown in the barony of Carra. In 1857 Alexander Clendining advertised for sale the rental of the lands [158 acres] of Ballyglass North, parish of Kilcroan, barony of Ballymoe, county Galway, which he held in fee simple.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Thomastown Rusheen or Thomastown Drum Castlebar Clogher 59 Carra Mayo OSI Ref: M198 788
OS Sheet: 100
Discovery map: 38

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Clendining, 13 Jan 1854, Vol 26, MRGS 39/011, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Plan of property in Westport, Co Mayo, of Mrs John Clendining, n d. M.5450; National Archives of Ireland
  • Westport Estate Papers, Collection List 78; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers re Clendining family of Co Mayo. M.1043-1047 & T.3866 & 3871; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Clendining, 10 Feb 1857, Vol 44, MRGS 39/021, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Porter Collection, includes documents re the clerical career of Rev Alexander Clendining, also local government appointments of the family & some leases, 18th & 19th centuries. Small Accs. Index 78, T.3865-3866, M.1042-1047, D.11,965; National Archives of Ireland

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