Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Blake (Garracloon)

A property in the parish of Cong, barony of Kilmaine, county Mayo, which passed to George Blake, second son of Martin Blake of Moyne, parish of Shrule, county Mayo, in 1765, following the death of his fathe-in-law, Marcus Lynch. George Blake left Garracloone to his third son Richard, father of George Blake who was executed in 1798. The estate was sold by Richard's grandson under a decree of the Court of Chancery in 1844 to another branch of the Blake family. Part of the Blake estate was leased to Harloe Phibbs Baker in the 1850s, who sold his interest in 1859. Just over 200 acres of Garracloon were offered for sale by descendants of George Blake in 1855, including Geoffrey Martyn who was a son-in-law of George Blake and Abraham and Charlotte Stoker, the parents of Bram Stoker, author of ''Dracula''. In 1876 Joseph V.Netterville Blake, medical doctor, of Garracloon owned 857 acres in county Mayo.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Garracloon Garracloon Cong Ballinrobe Houndswood 33 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M186 562
OS Sheet: 121
Discovery map: 38
Dowagh Dowagh East Cong Ballinrobe Houndswood 33 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M192 556
OS Sheet: 121
Discovery map: 38

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Martyn & Blake, 13 Mar 1855, Vol 34, MRGS 39/015, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Brett & Baker, 25 Nov 1859, Vol 57, MRGS 39/029, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Guinness, Mahon & Co Collection, includes deed of partition of lands in county of the town of Galway & Co Galway & map, Martin Blake Lynch of Dublin & Mark Browne Lynch of Newtown, Co Galway, 16 Aug 1777. Small Accs. Index 59, D.5784-5786 & CO.1075-1076; National Archives of Ireland
  • J.H. Montgomery & Son, solicitor's collection, includes wills of Mark Lynch of Garracloon 1750 & Martin Blake Lynch of Dublin 1801 & other documents re the partition of lands in 1777. Small Accs. Index 88, T.4020, T.4032, CO.2679-2683, CO.2897-2898, D.12,658; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources