Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Dillon (Feamore)

Gerald Dillon of Feamore, Prime Serjeant and signatory to the Treaty of Limerick 1691, is well documented in the Westport Estate Papers. He was granted lands in counties Roscommon, Mayo and Galway, by patent dated 16 Aug 1677. His estates in the baronies of Costello and Clanmorris, county Mayo, and in counties Westmeath and Roscommon were confiscated at the end of the 17th century and sold to Bryan Higgins. His son was married to a sister of Anthony Malone and the Malones appear to have gained possession of the Dillon estate. In 1752 Luke Dillon held 802 acres of Feamore on a lease for three lives from Anthony Malone.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Holywell Holywell Lower Annagh Claremorris Ballyhaunis 81 Costello Mayo OSI Ref: M472 774
OS Sheet: 103
Discovery map: 39
Annagh Annagh Aghamore Swineford Coolnaha 106 Costello Mayo OSI Ref: M490814
OS Sheet: 93
Discovery map: 32

Archival sources

  • Westport Estate Papers, Collection List 78; National Library of Ireland
  • British Museum, London Add. Ms. 14,405. (Extracts) maps and surveys of forfeited estates of Garrett Dillon in various parishes 1701. Microfilm p.31; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources