Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Butler (Cregg)

The Butlers acquired lands at Cregg through marriage with the O'Shaughnessys. Francis Butler is recorded as the proprietor of lands in the parish of Beagh in the mid 1830s. James Butler of Glenwilliam and William Butler of Bunahow are also recorded as proprietors in the parish of Beagh in the 1830s. Capt. Butler of Ashfield, county Clare is recorded in the OS Name Books as leasing property from the Gregory estate in the 1830s. The Butlers also owned lands in the parish of Killursa, barony of Clare, county Galway, which they sold to Robert John Lattey in the early 1850s. Roger O'Dea of Slieveroe was agent to this property in the 1830s. Part of the estate of Francis Davis Butler at Hampstead and Garrymore in the barony of Kilconnell was offered for sale in the Landed Estates court on three occasions in 1873 and 1874.

Houses

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
Seamount Cartron Kinvarradoorus Gort Kinvarra 107 Kiltartan Galway OSI Ref: M376102
OS Sheet: 112
Discovery map: 52

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Butler, 4 Mar 1851, Vol 6, MRGS 39/002, 9 December 1856, Vol 43, 39/020, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates Court Rentals (O'Brien), Butler, 2 May 1873, Vol 110, MRGS 39/051, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates Court Rentals (O'Brien), Butler, 16 January 1874, Vol 113, MRGS 39/052, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates Court Rentals (O'Brien), Butler, 17 April 1874, Vol 113, MRGS 39/052, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Rentals & receiver's accounts for estate of Butler Minors, in Cos Clare & Galway, 1901-1906. 999/690; National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges' Court Rental, William Butler, lands of Bunnahow, Cos Clare & Galway, 13 Dec 1895. Small Accs. Index 1/65, Rental 57; National Archives of Ireland
  • Photostat copy of pedigree of Butler family of Cahireeny & Ardmilvean (?) Co Galway & Beagh, Dombeg & Corofin, Co Clare. M.3484; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of descendants of Pierce Butler of Ballygeagin, Co Galway & his brother Sir Toby Butler, Attorney General to James II, with notes on Butler of Castletown & Kilconnell, Co Tipperary & Shaghagullane, Co Clare, 1659-1855. GO MS 142: 64-68; National Library 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

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources