The Somers family previously occupied the estate at Chaffpool near Tobercurry which passed to the Armstrong family in the early 19th century. In 1853 the rental of lands belonging to John P. Somers was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. The petitioner was Jemmet Duke. The Duke family had had a lease on the lands since 1825. The Freeman's Journal reported that it was purchased by Martin Cogan for over £2700.
- Armstrong papers with reference to Somers. 1731-1843. D.16,576-16,649, m.1936-86, T.7038-7059. ; National Archives of Ireland
- Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Somers, 18 February 1853, Vol 20, MRGS 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
Modern printed sources
- ''Freeman's Journal'': Incumbered Estates Court sale reports, 19 February 1853, p.3.