Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Ruttledge (Barbersfort)

A county Galway estate in the parish of Killererin, barony of Clare, purchased by Robert Ruttledge from the Berminghams in July 1816 for £14,500. It passed at his death in 1833 to his stepson, David Watson Ruttledge, along with other Ruttledge lands in county Mayo. David W.Ruttledge's county Mayo estate included lands in the parishes of Kilcommon in the barony of Kilmaine, Kilconduff in the barony of Gallen and Kilvine in the barony of Clanmorris. The agent for his county Mayo property was Thomas Walsh. In 1876 he owned 4,329 acres in county Mayo and 2,059 acres in county Galway. David Watson Ruttledge died in 1890 and, following a court case, his estates reverted to Thomas Henry Bruen Ruttledge of the Bloomfield family.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Barbersfort Barbersfort Killererin Tuam Killererin 212 Clare Galway OSI Ref: M486 478
OS Sheet: 44
Discovery map: 46
Beechgrove Cornalassan Robeen Ballinrobe Newbrook 39 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M249 738
OS Sheet: 100
Discovery map: 38
Clogherboy Cottage Clogherboy Killererin Tuam Killererin 212 Clare Galway OSI Ref: M486468
OS Sheet: 44
Discovery map: 46

Archival sources

  • Ruttledge Papers, presented by Thomas Ormsby Ruttledge; Trinity College Dublin
  • Purchase of Barbersfort, Cahergal and other lands, July 1816. 724.502.494837; Registry of Deeds
  • Thomas Ormsby Ruttledge Papers [TCD], genealogies, wills, family bible entries and miscellaneous papers re the Ruttledge family of Co Mayo, 18th-19th centuries. MIC/357; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Thomas Ormsby Ruttledge Papers. Microfilm P 7397; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources