Landed Estates
University of Galway


A document in a Galway solicitors' collection records Arthur Pittar Lattey and Robert John Lattey, both of Calcutta, co partners in a jewellery and gold and silver smith business. Robert Lattey, a London lawyer, purchased the Butler of Cregg estate, in the Encumbered Estates court in 1849 and part of Lord Gort's estate in September 1854. Robert John Lattey, whose address is given as Creg Park island, county Galway, owned an estate of 3,469 acres in county Galway in the 1870s. It included lands in the parishes of Killursa and Kilcoona, barony of Clare, which he had purchased from Francis and Walter Butler of Cregg, near Gort, in 1851. Robert John Lattey was the eldest son of Joseph Senior Lattey of Dublin, who worked for the Revenue. R.J. Lattey lived in India for a time, returned to England where he lost money in the bank failures of the 1850s but was able to retain his Irish property. In 1906 Robert Thomas Lattey held an untenanted demesne of over 160 acres and the mansion house at Cregg. Over 1,700 acres of the Lattey estate in county Galway was vested in the Congested Districts' Board on 27 Jan 1916. A detailed family history is given at

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballygeagin House Ballygeagin Beagh Gort Beagh 98 Kiltartan Galway OSI Ref: R426941
OS Sheet: 128
Discovery map: 52
Cregg House Cregg Demesne Beagh Gort Beagh 98 Kiltartan Galway OSI Ref: R433933
OS Sheet: 133
Discovery map: 52
Bunnahow Bunnahow Inchicronan Gort Caher 149 Bunratty Upper Clare OSI Ref: R435 930
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 52

Archival sources

  • Lattey Papers, contact Lattey and Dawe, solicitors, 21 Liverpool St, London; Private Possession
  • Estate records of Denis J. Kirwan and Sons, land agents, Tuam, mid 19th - mid 20th centuries, including account book of rents received, 1909-1921. Acc. No. 5124; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Land Commission, estate of R.T. Lattey in Bunnahow 1917 & maps of the Cregs estate of Lattey, 1838-1904. Small Private Accessions No 1/689. M.1463-1464; National Archives of Ireland
  • Joyce, Mackie & Lougheed, auctioneers' collection, includes records relating to the Lattey family in India and at Cregg Castle and Bunnahow, 19th century. D.15854-15876, Co 3495-3502, M.1455-1464; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources