Matthew O'Reilly Dease of Dunleer, county Louth, was Member of Parliament for that county from 1868 to 1874. He was son of Richard Dease, a medical doctor and his second wife, Anna Maria O'Reilly of Knock Abbey, county Louth. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Matthew O'Reilly Dease held land in the parish of Ballynamona, barony of Smallcounty, county Limerick. In 1876 he owned land in counties Louth, Cavan, Limerick (446 acres), Meath and Dublin but his largest acreage was in county Mayo where he owned an estate of 2366 acres. He sold his county Mayo estate to the Congested Districts' Board on 2 Dec 1898.
No houses were found for this estate
- Map of property transferred to Matthew O'Reilly Dease MP by Landed Estates' Court. Small Accs. Index 19, LEC 130; National Archives of Ireland
Contemporary printed sources
- 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] : 356
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of owners of land of one acre and upwards, in the several counties .... in Ireland''. HC 1876, LXXX: 152, 311
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. '' 18th Annual Report of the Congested Districts' Board for Ireland'', [Cd 4927] HC 1909, xvi. Appendix XXXII: 134
- BATEMAN, John. ''The great landowners of Great Britain and Ireland''. London: Harrison, 1883. : p.123