The Caddells were a family of Welsh origin, who settled in Ireland in the 12th century. The Blakes descend from the Caddells. The main branch of the Caddell family settled at the Naule, county Meath, and later at Harbourstown, near Balbriggan, in county Dublin. In the mid 18th century Richard Caddell succeeded to estates in counties Sligo, Roscommon and Galway, by the will of his uncle, James Farrell of Kilmore, county Roscommon. By the mid 1850s his nephew, Richard O'Farrell Caddell,held a large estate in the parishes of Clonbern, Dunmore and Tuam, in the baronies of Ballymoe and Dunmore, county Galway and in the parish of Kilmore, barony of Ballintober North, county Roscommon. However the Caddells sold their county Galway estate of 4,816 acres in the Encumbered Estates' Court in 1858. Richard O'Farrell Caddell, Harbourstown House, Balbriggan, county Dublin is recorded as the owner of over 3000 acres in each of counties Roscommon and Sligo in the 1870s. The male line died out in 1887 and the Caddell's county Meath estate was inherited by Sophia M. M. Jerningham (nee Caddell).
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OSI Ref: M903949
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 33
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OSI Ref: M882942
OS Sheet: 10, 11
Discovery map: 33
- Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Caddell, 2 Dec 1858, Vol 54, MRGS 39/027, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
- Maps of parts of the county Galway estate of Mr Caddell in the barony of Ballymoe, 1793 & 1818. 21.F.33(30-34); National Library of Ireland
Contemporary printed sources
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of owners of land of one acre and upwards, in the several counties .... in Ireland''. HC 1876, LXXX: 314 & 320
- ''GRIFFITH'S VALUATION OF IRELAND'[Primary Valuation of Tenements]', 1850-1858. : Carrick-on-Shannon Union, 28, 30.
- HUSSEY DE BURGH, U. H. ''The Landowners of Ireland. An alphabetical list of the owners of estates of 500 acres or £500 valuation and upwards in Ireland''. Dublin: Hodges, Foster and Figgis, 1878. [available online at www.askaboutireland.ie] : 67
- BATEMAN, John. ''The great landowners of Great Britain and Ireland''. London: Harrison, 1883. : p.70
Modern printed sources
- NATIONAL LIBRARY OF IRELAND. Reports on Private Collections: Report on the O'Farrell papers from 1731. No. 159.
- BURKE, Sir Bernard. ''A genealogical and heraldic history of the Landed Gentry of Ireland''. London: Harrison & Sons, 1904: 80-81
- EUSTACE, P. Beryl (ed.). ''Registry of Deeds, Dublin: Abstracts of Wills''. Dublin: Stationery Office, 1954: I, 253