Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Lefroy (Leitrim & Limerick)

Thomas Lefroy, residing at Ardmore, Bray, county Wicklow, is recorded as the owner of almost 1700 acres of land in county Leitrim in the 1870s.This may be a connection with the Lefroy family of Carriglass, county Longford. Thomas Lefroy married Elizabeth Massy, daughter of 3rd Lord Massy, in 1835 and the Massy estate held extensive lands in Leitrim, amounting to 1,699 acres in the 1870s with a further 24 acres in county Limerick. A Thomas Lefroy also held property in county Roscommon but his address is given as Cashel House, Clondra, county Longford. In 1916 an offer from the Congested Districts' Board had been accepted for the sale of over 2,000 acres belonging to T. L. Lefroy in county Roscommon. Sir John Ainsworth's report on the Oliver Papers refers to a rental of the estate of Thomas Lefroy including Fanstown, Co Limerick and other lands, circa 1833. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, Baron Lefroy is recorded as the owner of the townland of Knigh (875 acres) in the parish of Knigh, barony of Lower Ormond, county Tipperary. He is also mentioned as the proprietor in the Ordnance Survey Name Books of 1840.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballytruckle (Waterford) Ballytruckle St. John's Without Waterford Waterford Rural 78 Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: S605110
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 76
Knigh Cottage Knigh Knigh Nenagh Knigh 86 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R852845
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Oliver Papers, includes rentals of Lefroy estates in Cos Limerick & Kerry, 1781, 1897-1812. MSS 10,930, 10,932-10,933; National Library of Ireland
  • T.U.Sadlier Collection, includes papers re Lefroy property in Co Limerick, 1790s-1830s. Small Accs Index 14. D.2413-2448 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • E.E. West Collection, contains records of Lefroy property in Co Limerick, 18th-19th centuries. Small Accs Index 82, D.12600-12631S; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources