Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Ruttledge (Ballyhowly)

Peter Ruttledge, eldest son of William Ruttledge of Hollymount, county Mayo, leased a number of farms in the 1780s and 1790s in the baronies of Costello and Kilmaine, including Ballyhowly, parish of Knock, which was situated in the barony of Costello at that time but is now in the barony of Clanmorris. He went to live on the Ballyhowly farm in 1801 and possibly built the house. His son married Jane, daughter of Christopher Ormsby of the Ballinamore family, and his grandson, William, married Elizabeth Gray of Claremorris. Ballyhowly was bought by William Ruttledge in the mid-1850s and remained the family residence until it was sold in 1914. Ballyhowly was part of the estate of Lord Oranmore and Browne and was advertised for sale in 1854 along with many other parts of the Browne estate.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballyhowly Ballyhowly Knock Claremorris Ballyhowly 87 Clanmorris Mayo OSI Ref: M381 815
OS Sheet: 92
Discovery map: 32

Archival sources

  • Ballinamore Papers, contact A.J.Ormsby, Kilrie House, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland; Private Possession
  • Ruttledge Papers, presented by Thomas Ormsby Ruttledge; Trinity College Dublin
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Browne, 7 Nov 1854, Vol 31, MRGS 39/014, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • 767.485.520622, Lease of Ballyhowly to Ruttledge, 1791; Registry of Deeds
  • Genealogical and miscellaneous papers with notes relating to the Ruttledge family in Co Mayo 18th-19th cents. Microfilm p.7397 [originals now in TCD Library]; National Library of Ireland
  • Thomas Ormsby Ruttledge Papers [TCD], genealogies, wills, family bible entries and miscellaneous papers re the Ruttledge family of Co Mayo, 18th-19th centuries. MIC/357; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland

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Modern printed sources