Landed Estates
NUI Galway


John Armstrong, a member of a county Fermanagh family, was living at South Hill, Clifden, county Galway, circa 1840. He was married to Letitia Pratt de Montmorency. This Armstrong family also resided at Graigaverne, county Laois and held land at Ballybeg, barony of Iffa and Offa and Quartercross, barony of Middlethird, county Tipperary, which was advertised for sale in March 1862. In 1881 John Armstrong's youngest son William married Kathleen Lushington of Rodmersham, Kent. When she was left a substanial inheritance by her aunt Mrs Tulloch in 1884 they returned from America where they had been cattle ranching and in 1890 bought Shanboolard Hall and estate. Four years later they bought the former estate of Thomas Prior, 1140 statute acres and Ross House. Most of the estate was sold to the Congested Districts Board in 1921.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Shanboolard Hall Shanboolard Ballynakill Clifden Cleggan 29 Ballynahinch Galway OSI Ref: L636 588
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 37
Ross House Ross Ballynakill Clifden Ballynakill 28 Ballynahinch Galway OSI Ref: L667 592
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 37

Archival sources

  • Copy of grant of arms to James Geoffrey Cave France of Shanbolard and to his wife Kate Mary widow of William Cairns Armstrong Lushington Tulloch, daughter of Charles Hugh Lushington on their assumption of names and arms of France Lushington Tulloch. 8 Aug 1902. GO MS 111: 121-122; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Armstrong, 14 Mar 1862, Vol 64 (52), MRGS 39/032, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources