Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Lindsey (Hollymount)

This branch of the Lindsey family were descended from a younger son of the first Lindsey of Turin, parish of Kilmainemore, county Mayo. It was through his marriage in 1757 with Frances Vesey, granddaughter of Archbishop John Vesey of Tuam, that Thomas Lindsey came to own the Vesey's Hollymount estate, parish of Kilcommon, barony of Kilmaine. Charles Cromie was agent to the Lindseys in the 1830s. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Lindsey estate was comprised of eleven townlands in the parish of Kilcommon and five townlands in the parish of Kilmainemore. In 1876 Miss Mary Lindsey owned 5194 acres in county Mayo. She married Heremon FitzPatrick, grandson of the 2nd Marquess of Headford and he assumed the additional surname of Lindsey. They had no children. The estate was sold to the Congested Districts' Board on 31 Mar 1915.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Kilrush House Kilrush Kilcommon Ballinrobe Hollymount 37 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M265 674
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 38
Hollymount Hollymount Demesne Kilcommon Ballinrobe Hollymount 37 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M263 687
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 38
Rathgranagher Rathgranagher Lindsey Kilmainemore Ballinrobe Kilcommon 38 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M292 613
OS Sheet: 119
Discovery map: 38

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Blake & Lindsey, 6 June 1862, Vol 65, MRGS 39/033, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Rent ledger of estate of Thomas Spencer Lindsey, 1848-55. MS 5814; National Library of Ireland
  • De Vesci Papers, Collection List 89; National Library of Ireland
  • Hollymount House photos. 011/056; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Irish Tourist Association. Topographical and General Survey, 1941-1945. Parish of Robeen & Kilcommon. ITA/3/14; Mayo County Library
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes records re Lindsey estate in Co Mayo and sale to CDB in early 20th century. Small Accessions Index 105. M.4637(1-11) & D.23295; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources