Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Nicholson

The Nicholsons received grants of land in Sligo under the Acts of Settlement and one of them became High Sherrif of Sligo in 1671. In 1675 Edward Nicholson, described as of Cummin or Knocknaray, served as High Sheriff of Leitrim. The Nicholson estate extended in to the Barony of Leyny, covering part of the parish of Achonry. This estate was sold in the Landed Estates court in 1876 on behalf of Agnes Mary Nicholason, an infant. McTernan states that the Gethin family were the purchasers and they in turn leased it to several other parties. There were also legal proceedings within the family due to loans and mortgages. Two granddaughters of James Nicholson (d.1810), Emily and Harriett Douglas, were married to Adam Mossman and Thomas White, who also held land in Sligo. Adam Mossman was a Liverpool merchant. Various members of the Mossman family, who were married into the Nicholason family, held c.1000 acres in County Sligo in 1876. In November 1865 James C. Whyte Douglas offered lands at Luffertan, Woodpark and fishing rights at Culleenduff for sale in the Landed Estates Court. The original leases were between James Nicholson and the Earl of Erne's estate. George W. Douglas was still the owner of 70 acres at Culleenduff, in the 1870s.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Primrose Grange House Grange North Killaspugbrone Sligo Knockaree 60 Carbury Sligo OSI Ref: G639339
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 16
Glen Lodge Culleenduff Killaspugbrone Sligo Knocknaree 60 Carbury Sligo OSI Ref: G624330
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 16
Greyfort Cottage Sheerevagh Kilmacallan Sligo Lakeview 51 Tirerrill Sligo OSI Ref: G754156
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 25
Grange House Primrose Grange Killaspugbrone Sligo Knocknaree 60 Carbury Sligo OSI Ref: G636336
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 16

Archival sources

  • Map of Kilmacowen East, estate of T. White & A. Mosman, c.1820. ; Sligo County Library
  • Map of lands at Culleenduff-Woodpark-Lufferton, estate of T. White & A. Mosman, 1824. ; Sligo County Library
  • Map of lands adjacent to Primrose Grange, White & Mosman, 1825. ; Sligo County Library
  • Map of lands at Ballyrush & Sherevagh, White & Mosman, 1825. ; Sligo County Library
  • Map of lands in Barony of Leyny, White & Mosman, 1825. ; Sligo County Library
  • Map of lands in Achonry parish, White & Mosman, 1825 & 1829. . ; Sligo County Library
  • Map of lands at Tully, Strandhill, White & Mosman estate, 1825. ; Sligo County Library
  • Map of Clooneweenaghan, estate of White & Mosman, 1825. ; Sligo County Library
  • Map of lands in parish of Kilmacallan, White & Mosman estate, 1826. ; Sligo County Library
  • Rentals of Mossman estate, 1866-70, 1879-82, 188-1900, Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Valuation of Mossman estate, late 19th century. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Rentals of the Mossman estate, 1866-70. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), White Douglas, 10 November 1865, Vol 78, MRGS 39/038, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Nicholson, 4 July 1876, Vol 125, MRGS 39/056, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources