Landed Estates
NUI Galway


John Hood bought the townlands of Lissaniska and Togher, parish of Robeen, barony of Kilmaine, county Mayo, from the sale of the estate of George Ruttledge of Togher in 1851. The sale rental of 24 June 1851 includes reference to the purchase of Togher and Lecarrow by John Hood of Nettleham Hall, Lincoln. The Hoods settled in Yorkshire in the early 18th century and by the early 19th century were resident at Nettleham Hall, Lincoln. Charles Ralph Hood of Togher House, county Mayo, was the fourth son of John Hood. In 1853 he married Sophie daughter of captain Robert Odell and granddaughter of Colonel Odell formerly Member of Parliament for Sligo. Charles Hood and his wife had three sons John Robert, Charles and William. He died in 1867. In 1876 his son John Hood owned 714 acres in county Mayo.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Togher Togher Robeen Ballinrobe Newbrook 39 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M228 724
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 38

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Ruttledge, 13 May, 24 June & 18 Nov 1851, Vols 7, 8 & 11, MRGS 39/003 & 39/005, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Togher House, mounted photograph. 051/071; Irish Architectural Archive

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