Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Coneys (Clifden)

The Coneys family were granted lands in the barony of Ballynahinch, county Galway under the Acts of Settlement. Thomas Cunnys of Cleggan, county Galway, was involved in a number of transactions with Colonel John Browne of Westport in the early 18th century. The Cunnis family of Clifden also sheltered James Joseph McDonnell when escaping to America after the 1798 Rebellion. A document in the Milford Papers records them leasing over 900 acres from the Millers in the parish of Ballynakill in 1804. By the early 19th century they were leasing land from John D'Arcy of Clifden at Streamstown in the parish of Omey. In 1814 members of the family were residing at Ardbear, Aughris and Streamstown. The family still live at Streamstown. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Coneys family members held land in the parishes of Ballindoon and Omey, barony of Ballynahinch while Matthew Lewis Coneys held the townland of Ringarraun, parish of Ballyhean, barony of Carra, county Mayo. It was previously in the possession of James Hardiman. In 1865 Coneys advertised Ringarraun for sale in the Landed Estates' Court.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Streamstown Streamstown Omey Clifden Clifden 22 Ballynahinch Galway OSI Ref: L644 532
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 37

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Coneys, 25 Apr 1865, Vol 75, MRGS 39/037, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Westport Estate Papers, Collection List 78; National Library of Ireland
  • Milford Papers, contact John Ormsby, Milford, Kilmaine, Co Mayo; Private Possession
  • Miscellaneous [Blake] deeds, including a lease of Sheeans, barony of Ballynahinch, Lucy D'Arcy to John Coneys of Streamstown, 6 Mar 1786. D 16,899-16,932; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources