Landed Estates
University of Galway

Somerville (Mount Nugent)

A junior branch of the Somerville family of county Meath, Barons Athlumney, had an estate in counties Roscommon and Leitrim in the 19th century. In 1771 Sir James Somerville married Catherine Crofton of Mote, county Roscommon and it was their younger son James Somerville of Ross who held the Connacht lands. His county Roscommon lands were in the parishes of Kilmore, barony of Ballintober North, Clooncraff and Kilcooley, barony of Roscommon. The estate was offered for sale in July 1852. However in the 1870s James Somerville, of Ross House, Mount Nugent, county Cavan, still owned over 400 acres in county Leitrim and over 500 acres in county Roscommon. He also held estates in county Meath.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ardkeenagh House Ardkeenagh (Plunkett) Kilcooley Strokestown Tulsk 112 Roscommon Roscommon OSI Ref: M857805
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 33
Kinard Kinard Clooncraff Strokestown Elphin 96 Roscommon Roscommon OSI Ref: M884 889
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 33
Clogher Clogher Kilmore Carrick on Shannon Cloonteem 47 Ballintober North Roscommon OSI Ref: M990 940
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 33

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Somerville, 1 July 1852, Vol 17, MRGS 39/007, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges' Court Rental, John Somerville & Lunatic Corvehy of lands in Cos Roscommon, Leitrim & Dublin, 24 Feb 1893. Small Accs. Index 1/65, Rental 66; National Archives of Ireland
  • Guinness, Mahon & Co Deposit (1937), includes deeds re Somerville of Cos Dublin, Leitrim & Roscommon. D.5768-5923, C.1075-5275 ; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources