Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Coote family settled in Queen's county (county Laois) in the early 17th century and the head of the family was granted the title Earl of Mountrath in 1661. The title expired in 1827 but the baronetcy, created in 1621, continued with Sir Charles Henry Coote (1794-1864) who became Ireland's Premier Baronet in 1827. By patent dated 1666 Lord Mountrath was granted over 4,200 acres in the Connacht counties of Roscommonn and Galway and over 15,000 acres in Leinster. His brother, Chidley Coote, was granted over 3,800 acres in county Roscommon in 1674. In 1709 Chidley Coote, then of Jamestown, served as High Sheriff of Leitrim but this branch of the family were mainly resident in county Limerick. In the mid 19th century the county Roscommon estate of Sir Charles Henry Coote, 9th baronet, was in the parishes of Fuerty, Rahara, Killinvoy, Taghmaconnell, barony of Athlone, Oran, barony of Ballymoe, Kilmacumsy, barony of Frenchpark, Kilglass, barony of Ballintober North, Kilbride and Roscommon, barony of Ballintober South and Clooncraff, Elphin, Kiltrustan, Shankill, barony of Roscommon. In the 1870s Sir Charles Henry Coote, 10th baronet, owned over 1,000 acres in county Roscommon but his main estate of 47,451 acres was in Queen's county (county Laois), where he resided at Ballyfin House, Mountrath. He also owned land in the parishes of Athneasy and Knockainy, barony of Smallcounty, county Limerick at the time of Griffith's Valuation and in the 1870s his county Limerick estate amounted to 340 acres and he owned 878 acres in county Kildare. His brother, John Chidley Coote of Farmleigh, Castleknock, county Dublin, owned 10,318 acres in county Roscommon.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Castlecoote Castlecoote Fuerty Roscommon Fuerty 77 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M807 629
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 40
Emlaghkeadew Emlaghkeadew Fuerty Roscommon Fuerty 77 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M807 646
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 40
Mount Prospect Brackloon Fuerty Roscommon Fuerty 77 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M837 642
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 40
Sandfield House Lisdaulan Killinvoy Roscommon Scregg 92 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M917 569
OS Sheet: 42
Discovery map: 40
Coote Hall Cootehall Tumna Boyle Oakport 35 Boyle Roscommon OSI Ref: G894039
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 33
Creta Creta Kiltrustan Strokestown Ballygarden 99 Roscommon Roscommon OSI Ref: M932 857
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 33
Ballinturly Ballinturly Fuerty Roscommon Fuerty Athlone North Roscommon OSI Ref: M841602
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 40

Archival sources

  • Microfilm copy of manuscript maps of Earl of Mountrath's estate, 1730, including lands in Kildare, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Offaly & Roscommon. p.3618 & p.3427. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Book of maps of estate of Charles Henry Coote in counties Leitrim, Roscommon & Westmeath, 1770. Ms 2793. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Survey of estates in Leitrim, Roscommon & Westmeath of C.H. Coote, 1819. M.3045. ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Estate maps, 1730-70. IE TCD MS 10322; Trinity College Dublin
  • 18th -early 19th century estate & family papers. D 1287; Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
  • Family & estate papers 16th-19th century. ; Norfolk Record Office
  • Lease from Diana Countess of Mountrath to Eyre French of part of lands of Beagh, barony of Athlone, 30 Apr 1754. D 9850; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers re the Coote estate, mainly in Co Laois, late 19th century. 999/404/2/8; National Archives of Ireland
  • Solicitors' Papers, re the Coote estate in Co Roscommon, 1814-1897. Acc No. 1147/6; National Archives of Ireland
  • Castlecoote, photograph 2003. 116/078; Irish Architectural Archive
  • A map of the Cootehall estate in the barony of Boyle. 21 F 43 (37); National Library of Ireland
  • Maps of Cootehall. 21 F 43 & 21 F 44; National Library of Ireland
  • Records relating to the Coote family & their estates, especially at Ballyfin, Co Laois & Co Limerick, 1628-1932 Accs 999/404, 1025/1/19-26, 1025/3/10, 1025/4/4, 1025/5/1-3, 1147/6, & MFA 37; National Archives of Ireland
  • Killadoon Papers, include a bundle of legal papers, leases, etc, relating to the estates of Algernon Coote, [6th] Earl of Mountrath (d.1743) in Queen’s and King’s Cos., Kildare, Limerick and Dublin City, 1735-1745. Collection List 81, Ms 36,024/5; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources