Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Peyton (Driney)

This estate, amounting to 1210 acres was the property of Rev. Walter Peyton, incumbrant of Billas, Virginia, county Cavan, in 1876. This branch of the Peyton family, like that at Loughscur, was descended from Humphrey Peyton, of Boyle, county Roscommon, who died in the 1660s.George Hamilton Cunningham Peyton of Driney was High Sheriff of Leitrim in 1815. In 1906 the representatives of the Revd. Walter Peyton held over 150 acres of untenanted land at Driney as well as the mansion house.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Driney Driny Kiltubbrid Carrick-on-Shannon Kiltubbrid 24 Leitrim Leitrim OSI Ref: H032089
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 33

Archival sources

  • Family of Peyton, formerly Malet of Peyton Hall in Suffolk & other locations in England & of Boyle & Cartrons, county Roscommon and Laheen, Dayney & Port, county Leitrim, 1100-1840. GO Ms. 174, 128-53. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes documents re Peyton estate of Driney, 1754, 1772, 1856-1905. Small Accs. Index 105, M.4537(1-19), D.23,254-23,256, T.12,233; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources