Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Rosengrave (Rosingrave)

The Rosengrave family were associated with the Gort, county Galway, locality from at least the late 18th century. John Rosengrave of Gort had three sons John, Matthew and Jeremiah. Matthew Rosengrave is recorded as leasing a substantial property at Lisheen, in the parish of Kilmacduagh, to Patrick Carrick, in 1855. He is also recorded as the proprietor of townlands in the parish of Beagh in the 1830s. Matthew Rosengrave, acting on behalf of Redmond Burke of Annagh, Gort, owned over 200 acres at Carrigoran, parish of Kilnasoolagh, barony of Bunratty Lower, county Clare in the 1870s. Jeremiah Rosingrave bought part of the county Clare estate of Edward Clive, Earl of Powis in 1842. Fee farm rents in the barony of Bunratty Lower were advertised for sale in July 1873. The Irish Times reported that one of these lots was purchased by Sir Augustine Fitzgerald.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Rosemeade/Lisheen Lisheen Kilmacduagh Gort Beagh 98 Kiltartan Galway OSI Ref: R419986
OS Sheet: 128
Discovery map: 52

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Burke & Roseingrave, 5 July 1873 & 23 Jan 1874, Vol 20, 108-115 & 116-121; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Burke & Roseingrave, 5 July 1873, Vol 111 (44) & 23 Jan 1874, Vol 113 (17), MRGS 39/051 & 39/052, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Purchase from Clive, 1842.10.166; Registry of Deeds

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Modern printed sources