Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Staples family held some church lands in the parish of Kilmainemore, barony of Kilmaine, county Mayo. Mary Vesey, eldest daughter of Archbishop John Vesey of Tuam, married early in the 18th century Sir Robert Staples 2nd Baronet. The Staples appear to have purchased Turin from the sale of the Dillon-Browne estate in 1851. Most of the Staples estate was let to members of the Fair family and was held from the Bishop of Tuam. In 1878 Robert Staples of Dunmore, Durrow, Queen's County (Co Leix) owned 1,424 acres in Queen's County, 4,003 acres in county Londonderry and 1,385 acres in county Mayo. Robert Staples (died 1886) married Mary Isabella Bond and their eldest daughter was Katherine Ann, resident at Dunmore in 1910. Miss K. Staples sold 1,387 acres to the Congested Districts' Board on 28 Nov 1907.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Turin Turin Kilmainemore Ballinrobe Kilmaine 24 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M276 578
OS Sheet: 122
Discovery map: 38

Archival sources

  • Staples Papers, D/1567, some reference to Co Mayo estate at D/1567/A/4/1-4; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • S. Gordon & Son, solicitors' collection, contains documents re the Staples estates, including Cos Mayo & Tipperary. Small Accs. Index 103, D.18,038-18,095, M.2250-2261, T.7196-7206; National Archives of Ireland
  • Staples Papers include envelope containing a resumé of the landownership of Sir Robert Staples, 8th Bt, headed 'Short epitome of estates and other properties on which the owner (a baronet) wishes to borrow £28,000 or £30,000. Includes details of estates in Cos Derry, Tyrone, Queen’s Co, Cavan and Mayo. Circa 1828. D1567/D/2/4; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland

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