Landed Estates
University of Galway

Ruttledge (Lough Mask)

Thomas Ruttledge, in his will of 1797, mentions his natural son, John, a quartermaster in the 9th Dragoons. John had two sons who settled in the Hollymount area, barony of Kilmaine, county Mayo. In 1845 one of John's sons, James Ruttledge, leased 93 acres of Lecarrow in the parish of Kilcommon, barony of Kilmaine, from Thomas Spencer Lindsey. Lindsey sold his interest to Lady de Clifford in 1853 and James Ruttledge was living in Castlevilla which he held from Lady de Clifford at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In 1866 he became agent to Lord Erne with a lease (6 May 1866) of Lough Mask House and 388 acres for three lives or 31 years. He was also agent to Lord Kilmaine. He was dismissed by both landowners in the early 1870s and retired to Castlevilla. In 1848 Thomas Ruttledge, a brother of James, leased a farm at Lugatallin, parish of Kilcommon, from the Marquess of Sligo which he sublet to Garrett Nally and his sons advertised for sale in 1875. The Irish Times reported that it was sold to "Mr. J. Whelan, salesmaster, Smithfield" for over £1000.


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
Castlevilla Lecarrow Kilcommon Ballinrobe Kilcommon 38 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M314 633
OS Sheet: 119
Discovery map: 38

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Ruttledge, 7 Nov 1871, Vol 104, MRGS 39/048, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Kirwan and Lindsey, 17 Nov 1853, Vol 25, MRGS 39/011, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Ruttledge Papers; Trinity College Dublin
  • Erne Archive. D/1939; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Ruttledge, 5 Nov 1875, Vol 121, MRGS 39/005, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Westport Estate Papers, Collection List 78; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources