Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Boycott

Charles Cunningham Boycott lived on Achill Island, county Mayo, from 1855-1873. He leased about 2000 acres from a relative through marriage, Murray MacGregor Blacker, who held land from the Achill Mission. Charles and his wife lived at Corrymore, while resident on the island. In 1872 they moved to Lough Mask where Boycott became agent to the county Mayo estates of Lord Erne in the baronies of Kilmaine and Carra. In 1874 Boycott signed an agreement with Lord Erne for the lease of the farm at Lough Mask, amounting to 629 acres. Following the first boycotting incident on the farm in 1880 Boycott left Ireland and became agent to the Flixton estate in Suffolk, England.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Lough Mask House Knocknamucklagh Ballinchalla Ballinrobe Neale 25 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M143 603
OS Sheet: 117
Discovery map: 38

Archival sources

  • Erne Archive. D/1939; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Kearon, French & French, solicitors' collection, includes abstract of title of Annie Boycott to Kildarra, barony of Costello, Co Mayo from 1879, with map from Land Judges' Court sale rental. M.6123 a-b; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources