Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Popham family held lands in counties Roscommon & Sligo. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, Alexander Popham was leasing property in the parish of Boyle to Andrew Irwin. By the 1870s the Pophams appear to have been residing in England at Littlecote, Hungerford when Mrs. Popham is recorded as the owner of over 800 acres in county Sligo. By 1916 negotiations were progressing for the purchase of the county Roscommon estate of the Pophams amounting to 1,845 acres by the Congested Districts' Board. 376 acres in county Sligo were acquired by the Board.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Kevinsfort Ballydoogan St. John's Sligo Kilmacowen 59 Carbury Sligo OSI Ref: G674359
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 16
Ballymore Ballymore East or Corbally Boyle Boyle Rushfield 37 Boyle Roscommon OSI Ref: M787990
OS Sheet: 9, 10
Discovery map: 33

Archival sources

  • Rental of estate of Alex. H. Popham, 1849-57. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Correspondence, accounts & valuation lists relating to Popham estate, 1896-1911. F.C./D.5/133. ; Sligo County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources