Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Martin (later Wood-Martin)

The Martin family owned extensive property in Sligo town and surrounding area. Many served in political life of the county and the town. In the 19th century the Martin estate became united with the equally signicant Wood estate. Some rentals of the Martin estate were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in 1851. The historian and antiquarian, W.G. Wood-Martin, was of this family. The family also held property in County Galway. Abraham Martin of Cleveragh is recorded as owning 396 acres in county Galway in the 1870s. Reverend Henry Martin is recorded as owning over 1000 acres in county Leitrim in the 1870s.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Cleveragh Cleaveragh Demesne St. John's Sligo Calry 58 Carbury Sligo OSI Ref: G705349
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 25
Rockbrook Rockbrook Ballynakill Sligo Drumcolumb 50 Tirerrill Sligo OSI Ref: G760218
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 25
Bloomfield Lavally Ballysumaghan Sligo Drumcolumb 50 Tirerrill Sligo OSI Ref: G771258
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 25
Ellenville or Ardaghowen Rathquarter Calry Sligo Sligo North Urban 57 Carbury Sligo OSI Ref: G702360
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 25
Esker Lodge Esker Ballymacward Mountbellew Annagh 143 Tiaquin Galway OSI Ref: M681 404
OS Sheet: 60
Discovery map: 46
Violet Hill Shannon Oughter Calry Shannon Drumcliff East 55 Carbury Sligo OSI Ref: G699381
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 25

Archival sources

  • Rentals of Wood-Martin estate, 1879-1882, 1883-95, 1898-1902, Robinson Collection; Sligo County Library
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Martin, 20 May 1851, Vol 7, MRGS 39/003 (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Map of North Sligo and part of Leitrim, carried out for Capt. Martin of Sligo Fishery, 1814. ; Sligo County Library
  • Map of river & estuary, estate of Abraham Martin. c.1830. ; Sligo County Library
  • Map of Drumree & Lavally, estate of James Martin, c.1860. ; Sligo County Library
  • Map of lands in parish of Drumcolumb, estate of Abraham Martin, 1826. ; Sligo County Library
  • Map of Garavogue river and adjacent properties of Abraham Martin, 1834. ; Sligo County Library
  • Map of Bloomfield, estate of James Martin, 1855. ; Sligo County Library
  • Maps of estate of James Martin, 1859-60. ; Sligo County Library
  • Valuation of Wood-Martin estate, later 19th century. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Timber book, Cleveragh estate, 1889-98. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Rentals of the estates of Col. Wood-Martin, 1898-1902. ; Sligo County Library
  • Weekly rent book of Col. W.G. Wood-Martin's estate, 1902-04. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Details of case of George Jones Martin, re will of his father, Rev. Henry Martin of Aughrim, 1856. F.C./D.5/127. ; Sligo County Library
  • Map of properties in east Sligo town owned by Abraham Martin, 1823. S.R. ; Sligo County Library
  • GO MSS 108, confirmation of arms to the descendents of Abraham Martin of Bloomfield. ; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources