Landed Estates
NUI Galway

St. George

Richard St George, a member of a Cambridgeshire family, came to Ireland in the 17th century and was appointed Governor of the town of Athlone. His grandson, Richard St George of Carrick on Shannon, county Leitrim, had two natural children, Richard St George, founder of the Hatley Manor, county Leitrim branch of the family and Mary St George, who married James Mansergh and they were the parents of Colonel Richard Mansergh St George of Headford, county Galway. Members of the family served as High Sheriffs of Leitrim in the eighteenth century. Charles Manners St. George and his Swedish wife Christina were the owners of the St.George estate in Leitrim in the mid-19th century. Petronella Halberg, niece of Christina St George, married Charles Whyte of Newtown Manor and the Whytes inherited Hatley Manor and much of the St George property. The representative of Mrs. St. George are listed as the owners of over 1600 acres in 1876. The family also held lands in counties Offaly, Roscommon, Tipperary (629 acres in the parish of Donaghmore, barony of Iffa and Offa East) and Waterford where Christina St George is recorded as the owner of over 1000 acres. Over 300 acres of Sir John St. George's estate in the latter county was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court in June 1878. Sir Richard St. George of Tully is recorded as a member of the Grand Panel of county Roscommon in 1828. In 1852 the Roscommon portion of the estate in the barony of Moycarn was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates court.This was the property of Richard Bligh St. George and Thomas Baldwin St. George. However, it appears not to have all been sold as Kate St.George was a principal lessor in the parish of Moore, barony of Moycarn, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Her property was sublet from the Bishop of Meath. In the 1870s she is recorded as owning over 1700 acres in county Roscommon and was resident at Cheltenham, England.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Hatley Manor Townparks Kiltoghert Carrick-on-Shannon Carrick-on-Shannon 28 Leitrim Leitrim OSI Ref: G940019
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 33
Drumalagagh Cottage Drumalagagh Moore Ballinasloe Ballydangan 18 Moycarn Roscommon OSI Ref: M932285
OS Sheet: 56
Discovery map: 47
Holywell Cortober Killukin Carrick-on-Shannon Danesfort 49 Boyle Roscommon OSI Ref: M935 988
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 33
Tully (Moycarn) Tully Moore Ballinasloe Ballydangan 18 Moycarn Roscommon OSI Ref: M941309
OS Sheet: 54
Discovery map: 47
Hartley House Hartley Kiltoghert Carrick-on-Shannon Carrick-on-Shannon 28 Leitrim Leitrim OSI Ref: G939020
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 33
Gallowshill Townparks Kiltoghert Carrick-on-Shannon Carrick-on-Shannon 28 Leitrim Leitrim OSI Ref: M941997
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 33
Drumroe House (Waterford) Drumroe Lower Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Drumroe 63 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X093975
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Maps of estate of Richard St.George in counties Leitrim & Roscommon by R. & C. Frizell, 1768. Microfilm copies P.2713; National Library of Ireland
  • Documents concerning land case of Richard St.George v Bruen, late 18th century. Ms.10,079. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Account book showing allowances for improvements to tenants on Hatley Manor estate, 150s-1880s. Ms.4073. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of St George family of Carrickdrumrusk, Co Leitrim, of Dunmore and Headford, Co Galway, of Hatley St George, Co Roscommon and of Co Kilkenny, c 1100-1817. GO MS 170; 111-124; National Library of Ireland
  • Deeds, legal papers and household inventory, cos Down, Tyrone, Queen's, Roscommon, Limerick and Galway, 1695-1731; National Archives, UK
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), St. George, 23 April 1852, Vol 14, MRGS 39/006, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), St. George, 15 June 1852, Vol 16, MRGS 39/007, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Chancery Masters’ Exhibits: large collection of rentals, accounts, letters and other documents re property of Oliver St George in Cos Roscommon, Leitrim, Galway, Limerick & Leix in connection with case St George v St George. Owen Gallagher agent for St George 1681-1730. C.110, Box 46; National Archives, UK
  • Pedigree of St George of Carrickdrumrush, Co Leitrim, Dunmore & Headford, Co Galway, Hatley St George, Co Roscommon & Woodsgift, Co Kilkenny, c 1110-1817. GO MS 170: 111-124; National Library of Ireland
  • National Archives, London, Chancery Masters’ Exhibits: large collection of rentals, accounts, letters and other documents re property of Oliver St George in Cos Roscommon, Leitrim, Galway, Limerick & Leix in connection with case St George v St George. Owen Gallagher agent for St George 1681-1730. Microfilm copy P.4406 ; National Library of Ireland
  • 22 volumes of rentals & accounts of estates of Charles M. St George in Cos Leitrim, Roscommon, Waterford, Tipperary & Offaly, 1842-1871 (with some gaps). MSS 4001-4022; National Library of Ireland
  • 22 volumes of rentals & accounts of the estates of Mrs. Petronella Whyte in counties Longford & Roscommon, 1873-1896. MSS. 4023-4044; National Library of Ireland
  • Leinster Papers, Collection List 116, MS 41,552/1-73; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), St,George, 18 June 1878, Vol 132, MRGS 39/059, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

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