At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Reverend Anthony Magee, a retired Roman Catholic priest, owned an estate mainly in the parish of Omey but also in the parish of Ballynakill, barony of Ballynahinch, county Galway. He had obtained a lease in 1850 of the townlands of Doon and Dawrosbeg, in the parish of Ballynahinch from Christopher St. George. In the 1870s the Reverend Magee of Boolard is recorded as the owner of over 2500 acres in county Galway.
No houses were found for this estate
- Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), St. George, 25 Oct 1853 [Ballynahinch estate], Vol 24, MRGS 39/010, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
- Assignment of interest in lands of Ardbear, barony of Ballynahinch, Henry [Robert] Magee to George & Patrick Brennan, 1874. Small Accs. Index 89, D.12,821; 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: 297
- 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] : 301