In 1852 Charles Crotty bought the county Mayo part of the estate of the Blakes of Belmont, county Galway, in the Encumbered Estates' Court, for £1,025. This estate was in the parish of Ballintober, barony of Carra. Pádraig G. Lane writes that he was a Dublin grocer and gives a graphic description of Crotty's relationship with his tenants in an article published in the ''Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society'' (1993). In 1876 Charles Crotty of Kinnewry House owned 1739 acres in county Mayo.
- Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Blake, 11 Nov 1851 & 27 Apr 1852, Vols 11 & 14, MRGS 39/005 & 39/006, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
Contemporary printed sources
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of owners of land of one acre and upwards, in the several counties .... in Ireland''. HC 1876, LXXX: 308
- HUSSEY DE BURGH, U. H. ''The Landowners of Ireland. An alphabetical list of the owners of estates of 500 acres or £500 valuation and upwards in Ireland''. Dublin: Hodges, Foster and Figgis, 1878. [available online at www.askaboutireland.ie] : 109
Modern printed sources
- ''Jnl. of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society'': LANE, Pádraig G. Some Galway and Mayo landlords of the mid-nineteenth century. XLV (1993), 70-89