Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Browne (Brownstown)

A junior branch of the Brownes of The Neale and of Westport, county Mayo, who originally settled at Liskilleen, parish of Ballinrobe and by the mid 18th century were located closeby at Brownstown or Brownestown on the shore of Lough Carra. Most of the Browne estate was in the parish of Killedan, barony of Gallen, but when resident they lived at Brownstown, in the parish of Robeen, barony of Kilmaine, where they owned two townlands. George Bolton of Dublin was their agent in the 1830s. In 1876 George E.Browne, a Member of Parliament, of Kensington, London and Brownstown owned 2809 acres in county Mayo. Part of the estate was sold to the Congested Districts' Board in July 1899 and the remainder, with part of the Tuohy estate, in July 1906.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Brownstown Brownstown or Doonageaga Robeen Ballinrobe Newbrook 39 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M200 707
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 38

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Browne, 4 May 1855, Vol 34, MRGS 39/016, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Browne of England and of The Neale, Westport, Breafwy, Palmerstown, Ellistron and Brownestown, Co Mayo 1438-1845. GO MS 172, 4-41; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (Barrymore), 20 Apr 1855, Browne. D/1201/55; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Map of estate of Cullen, barony of Gallen, June 1819. 16.1.3(5); National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Browne, 20 Apr 1855, Vol 34, MRGS 39/016, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association. Topographical and General Survey, 1941-1945. Parish of Robeen & Kilcommon. ITA/3/14; Mayo County Library
  • E.J. French Solicitor's Papers, copy report George Eakins Browne & another, minors, 16 Apr 1844. Acc. No 8, C.251; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources