Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Wood family had held property in Sligo since at least the early 17th century, probably through Thomas Wood, Constable of Ballymote Castle in 1592. A family member is alleged to have perished in the Rebellion of 1641. Some of the family property in Corran barony became part of the Bromhead estate in the 19th century when Judith Wood married Sir Gonville Bromhead of Thurlby Hall, Lincolnshire. Other parts of the property were inherited by the Digby family though the marriage of Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Wood, to William Digby, dean of Clonfert, in later eighteenth century. The family bacame united with the Martins, another influential Sligo family, though the inheritence of the Martin's Cleveragh estate by Mrs. Anne Wood, nee Martin.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Woodville Ballydoogan St. John's Sligo Kilmacowen 59 Carbury Sligo OSI Ref: G665356
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 25
Wynnesfort House Rahaberna Drumcliff Sligo Drumcliff East Carbury Sligo OSI Ref: G699399
OS Sheet: 8
Discovery map: 16
Rathellen Finisklin St. John Sligo Knockaree Carbury Sligo OSI Ref: G673368
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 25
Finisklin House or Seamount Finisklin St. John Sligo Knockaree Carbury Sligo OSI Ref: G672370
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 25

Archival sources

  • Rentals of Wood estate, 1864-70, Robinson Collection; Sligo County Library
  • Map of lands at Maugheraboy, estate of Wm. C. Wood, 1826. ; Sligo County Library
  • Map of Woodville demesne, estate of James Wood, c.1860. ; Sligo County Library
  • Map of properties adjacent to Garavogue river, estate of W.G. Wood-Martin, 1879. ; Sligo County Library
  • Map of property at Maugheraboy including plans for proposed cottages, estate of W.G. Wood-Martin, 1897. ; Sligo County Library
  • Rentals of the Wood estates, 1866-70. Robinson Collection.; Sligo County Library
  • GO MSS 109. Copy of confirmation of Arms to Mrs Anne Wood on her assuming surname Wood-Martin. 1874. ; National Library of Ireland
  • GO MSS 180. Pedigree of Wood of Lackan, Caranduff, Oldrock, Leckfield, Woodville & Cleveragh, county Sligo, 1602-1883. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Joyce, Mackie & Lougheed, auctioneers' collection, includes a sale rental for the lands of Tissan and Rathaberny, both called Wynnesfort and Carrowkeel, in the Court of Chancery, 4 May 1853. Co 3498; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources