Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Graham (Ballynakill Lodge)

Patrick Melvin writes that the Grahams bought a 6000 acre estate at Ballynakill, barony of Ballynahinch, county Galway, from the Lynches of Barna in 1841. The Grahams were from Drumgoon, county Fermanagh. Villiers-Tuthill writes that the estate had been in the hands of the courts for the previous 20-30 years. Parts of the estate were let as large farms by Robert Graham to such persons as Thomas Eastwood, Thomas Butler and Joseph Reville. The Graham estate of 10,389 acres was advertised for sale in the Encumbered Estates' Court on 1 July 1858 however only a small part appears to have been sold as Robert's son, Francis J. Graham, owned 8641 acres in the locality in the 1870s. Reville's lease of Cartron was advertised for sale in February 1866. Francis J. Graham was married to Minna Lushington, a sister of William Armstrong's wife. The estate of over 10,000 acres was vested in the Congested Districts' Board on 1 June 1915.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballinakill Lodge Keelkyle Ballynakill Clifden Ballynahinch 28 Ballynahinch Galway OSI Ref: L701 573
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 37
Cartron Cartron Ballyovey Clifden Ballynakill 28 Ballynahinch Galway OSI Ref: L642 584
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 37
Crocknaraw/Rockfield House Crocknaraw Ballynakill Clifden Ballynakill 28 Ballynahinch Galway OSI Ref: L655 579
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 37

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Graham, 1 July 1858, Vol 53, MRGS 39/027, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Reville, 23 Feb 1866, Vol 80, MRGS 39/039, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers re legal case Graham v Henry of Kylemore, late 19th century. MS 13,725; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to Robert Graham of Ballinakill, Co Galway, son of Francis Graham of Drumgoon, Co Fermanagh, 27 Mar 1856. GO MS 108: 117-118 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Francis Graham's purchase from the Lynches of Barna. 1841.15.64; Registry of Deeds
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rental, Graham estate, Ballynakill, 1 July 1858. B2/06-v/07; Tuam Diocesan Archives, Tuam
  • Title deeds to the Letterfrack Estate, 1849-1886. B2/06-v/01-08; Tuam Diocesan Archives, Tuam
  • Longfield, Kelly & Armstrong, solicitors' collection, includes copy memorial deed of conveyance lands in barony of Ballinahinch, Robert Graham to Charles Richardson, 15 Mar 1859 and conveyance of lands of Adrigoole & Barnagh from Richardson to Henry Mitchell, 4 July 1878. Small Accs Index 47, D.14896 & D.14943; National Archives of Ireland
  • Longfield, Kelly & Armstrong, solicitors' collection, deeds Graham, Eastwood, Butler, Henry, Smyth. Small Accs Index 47, Bundle 12, no 276, 2C.46.115; National Archives of Ireland
  • Will of Francis John Graham of Drumgoon, Co Fermanagh, 12 Apr 1899. T.2136; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources