Landed Estates
University of Galway

Boyd (Mount Gordon)

In 1716 the Boyds bought the estate of Crosspatrick, parish of Killala, barony of Tirawley, county Mayo and were settled there throughout the 18th and early 19th centuries. A branch of the family moved to Castlebar. Sir William Boyd, a medical doctor, lived at Mount Gordon, just outside Castlebar in the late 18th century and he and a number of his relatives are buried in the Church of Ireland graveyard at Castlebar. The Boyds intermarried with the Knoxes of Castlerea, the O'Malleys of Castlebar and the Brownes of Shrule.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Crosspatrick Crosspatrick Killala Killala Killala 100 Tirawley Mayo OSI Ref: G218 282
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 24
Mount Gordon Knockacroghery Aglish Castlebar Castlebar Rural 64 Carra Mayo OSI Ref: M133 894
OS Sheet: 78
Discovery map: 31