Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Lynch Blosse

A Galway family who lost most of their estates in that county under Cromwell but received extensive grants of land in the barony of Carra, county Mayo under the Restoration Settlement, most of which they managed to retain despite supporting the Jacobite cause. Their estate was mainly in the parishes of Ballintober and Ballyovey in the barony of Carra and in the parishes of Mayo, Kilcolman and Balla in the barony of Clanmorris. The lands in the barony of Clanmorris were previously part of the estate of the Moores of Brize, which Sir Henry Lynch claimed by his marriage in 1722 to Mary Moore. His claim was settled by a decree of the House of Lords in 1744. Through their connection with the Moores the Lynch Blosses also held a half share in substantial estates in the barony of Athlone, County Roscommon and the barony of Garrycastle, King's County (Offaly) which were advertised for sale in October 1852. In the early 18th century the Lynch Blosses had a house at Corrandulla in the parish of Annaghdown, barony of Clare, county Galway. By the mid 18th century they were living at Castlecarra although they retained the house at Corrandulla until the early 19th century. In 1876 the Lynch Blosse estate amounted to 17,555 acres. The Congested Districts' Board purchased the Lynch Blosse estate of 18,566 acres in 1909 for £154,000. The Irish Tourist Association File makes reference to the account of S. Nicholson's survey of the estate in 1844 being in the library of the Archbishop of Tuam. The maps of the Lynch Blosse estate may be viewed on line at http://www.mayolibrary.ie/en/LocalStudies/MayoMapsOnline/

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Athavallie Moat Balla Castlebar Balla 56 Clanmorris Mayo OSI Ref: M250 847
OS Sheet: 90
Discovery map: 31
Castlecarra Castlecarra Burriscarra Ballinrobe Burriscarra 35 Carra Mayo OSI Ref: M172 754
OS Sheet: 100
Discovery map: 38
Farmhill/Carradoyne Farmhill Crossboyne Claremorris Garrymore 79 Clanmorris Mayo OSI Ref: M325 724
OS Sheet: 111
Discovery map: 39
Rockstown Ballymacloughlin Balla Castlebar Balla 56 Clanmorris Mayo OSI Ref: M264 852
OS Sheet: 90
Discovery map: 31

Archival sources

  • Photostat copy of a survey of estates of Sir R. Lynch Blosse in Co Mayo by Clarges & Green, 47 maps with tables of reference, 1830. MS 2706; National Library of Ireland
  • Photostat copy of a survey of estates of Sir R. Lynch Blosse in Co Mayo by Sherrard, Brassington and Green, 38 maps with tables of reference, 1811. MS 2713; National Library of Ireland
  • Photostat copy of a report of estates of Sir Robert Lynch Blosse lying in baronies of Carra and Clanmorris by Samuel Nicholson, (original in Tuam Diocesan Archive), 452 pages of letterpress, 1844. MS 2725; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Lynch afterwards Lynch Blosse of Castlecarra, Clogher, Co Mayo and of Cadiz in Spain, 1250-c 1812. GO MS 170, 135-139; National Library of Ireland
  • Sir Robert and Francis Lynch Blosse v John [Bingham] Lord Clanmorris re lands in barony of Carra, Feb 1821. House of Lords Appeals Vol 4a; King's Inn Library
  • Photostat of survey of estate of Garet Moore, 29 maps of South Mayo 1720-1721, with reference to legal action by Sir F. Lynch Blosse in 1837. MS 2707 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Garrett Moore v Sir Henry Lynch and others re estate of John Moore of Brees, who died 1635, includes Moore family pedigree, Mar 1744. House of Lords Appeals, Vol 4a; King's Inn Library
  • Lynch Blosse Papers, deeds relating to the South Wales estates and to the succession of the baronetcy, 1892-1977. D/D SB 18; West Glamorgan Archives Service
  • Clanrickard Papers includes correspondence of Sir Henry Lynch re estate and business matters, 17th century. MS 3111; National Library of Ireland
  • Exchequer Bill, Lynch of Castlecarra v Browne of Annaghmore (Corskeagh, Killmeen and Creagduff), 1777. MS 15,066; National Library of Ireland
  • Lynch Blosse, photograph 2003. 121/010; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Irish Tourist Association. Topographical and General Survey, 1941-1945. Parish of Balla & Manulla. ITA/3/4 ; Mayo County Library
  • Maps of the estate of Sir Robert Lynch Blosse in the barony of Clanmorris, 38 maps produced by Sherrard, Brassington & Greene, 1811; Mayo County Library
  • Maps of the estate of Sir Francis Lynch Blosse in the barony of Carra, 46 maps produced by Clarges Greene, Dublin, 1830; Mayo County Library
  • Miscellaneous maps of the estate of Sir Robert Lynch Blosse, 15 maps, 1856-1858; Mayo County Library
  • Copies of 39 maps of the estate of Garret Moore, surveyed in 1720-1721, associated with a court case between Sir Francis Lynch Blosse v Garret O'Moore, concluded in 1744, includes land in Co Offaly; Mayo County Library
  • Survey and Report of Samuel Nicholson on the estate of Sir Robert Lynch Blosse in the baronies of Clanmorris and Carra, April 1844. P45/09/14; Tuam Diocesan Archives, Tuam
  • Solicitor's Papers containing Encumbered Estates Rentals relating to sale of the Lynch Blosse estate in the Barony of Garrycastle, Co Offaly 1855 & 1858 and lease of Carrownacon and Lawarreenn, barony of Carra, Co Mayo from Sir Robert Lynch Blosse to Charles Joseph Blake, 25 June 1883. 1152/2; National Archives of Ireland
  • Lynch Blosse papers, in the possession of Mrs R.A. Milne, Pengwern House, Oakley St, Shrewsbury in 1980, see ''Analecta Hibernica''.; Private Possession
  • Crown and Peace Records, Register of Trees, Co Mayo 1775-1919. ID/51/62, pp.2, 142; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), O'Moore, Vol 18 (33), 8 Oct 1852, MRGS39/08, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland

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