A note on the sale rental dated 1862 of Edmund O'Flaherty's estate in the barony of Ballynahinch, county Galway, records the purchase of 220 acres in Cloonederowen and Roscrea, parish of Ballynakill, by Edward Browne. By the 1870s the Browne family owned Rosleague and 1507 acres in the Ballynakill locality, county Galway. Gillman Browne was married to Charlotte Twining from nearby Cleggan House and their descendants owned Rosleague until the mid 20th century.
- Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), O’Flaherty, 11 Feb 1862, Vol 64, MRGS 39/032, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives 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: 293
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of Untenanted Lands in Rural Districts, Distinguishing Demesnes on Which There is a Mansion...'', HC 1906, c, 177: 310
- 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] : 55