The Earls of Albemarle held over 2500 acres in Leitrim in 1876. George Thomas Keppel, later Lord Albemarle, served as High Sheriff of Leitrim in 1838. The 4th Earl of Albemarle was married to Elizabeth Southwell, daughter of Baron de Clifford, a family who also held lands in Leitrim and it was through this marriage that the Keppel family acquired their Leitrim estates. William Charles, 4th Earl of Albemarle, also had some land in county Limerick, which came into the family through the marriage of the 2nd Earl of Albemarle and the daughter of the 1st Duke of Richmond in 1723. The trustees of the 4th Earl's estate advertised for sale 608 acres at Castleroberts in the barony of Coshma, county Limerick, in May 1858.
No houses were found for this estate
- Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Steer & Woodhouse trustees of Earl of Albemarle, 4 May 1858, Vol 51 (26), MRGS 39/025, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
- Albemarle Papers, include reference to the Richmond estate at Castle Roberts, Co Limerick. HA 67; Suffolk Record Office: Ipswich Branch
Contemporary printed sources
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of owners of land of one acre and upwards, in the several counties .... in Ireland''. HC 1876, LXXX: 303
- HUSSEY DE BURGH, U. H. ''The Landowners of Ireland. An alphabetical list of the owners of estates of 500 acres or £500 valuation and upwards in Ireland''. Dublin: Hodges, Foster and Figgis, 1878. [available online at www.askaboutireland.ie] : 4
- BATEMAN, John. ''The great landowners of Great Britain and Ireland''. London: Harrison, 1883. : 6
Modern printed sources
- HARRISON, A (compiler).'' A roll of all gentlemen....High Sheriffs, MPs & other officers of county Leitrim, 1600-1909.'' Carrick-on-Shannon: printed by P. Brennan, 1910. : 11.
- MOSLEY, Charles (ed). ''Burke's Peerage and Baronetage''. Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999: 47-49.