Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Burke (Marble Hill)

The Burke family of Marble Hill were among the most influential families in county Galway in the 19th century. In 1824 Sir John Burke is recorded as a resident proprietor in the county. Sir Thomas Burke is recorded as the owner of over 29,000 acres in the 1870s. The Burke estate was one of the principal lessors in the parish of Killeenadeema, barony of Loughrea, and in the parish of Killoran, barony of Longford, in 1855. The Burkes also held land in the parish of Taghmaconnell, barony of Athlone, county Roscommon, in the mid 19th century. Sir John Charles Burke's county Roscommon estate amounted to 2,230 acres in the 1870s and his uncle, Edward Howe Burke of Drum Park, Athlone, owned another 667 acres.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Marble Hill Marble Hill Ballynakill Loughrea Marble Hill 141 Leitrim Galway OSI Ref: M688038
OS Sheet: 125
Discovery map: 52
Oakmount Slievedarragh Dunmore Tuam Tuam Rural 222 Dunmore Galway OSI Ref: M448 538
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 39
Ballycorban Ballycorban Ballynakill Loughrea Marblehill 141 Leitrim Galway OSI Ref: M702038
OS Sheet: 125
Discovery map: 52
Carrowroe Lodge Carrowroe Ballynakill Loughrea Marblehill 141 Leitrim Galway OSI Ref: M693043
OS Sheet: 125
Discovery map: 52
Featherstone Lodge Toorleitra Ballynakill Loughrea Loughatorick 140 Leitrim Galway OSI Ref: R695983
OS Sheet: 125, 131
Discovery map: 52
Curragh Curragh Ballynakill Loughrea Drumkeary 138 Leitrim Galway OSI Ref: M710072
OS Sheet: 116
Discovery map: 52
Cartron House (Ballynakill) Knockdrummore Ballynakill Loughrea Marble Hill 141 Leitrim Galway OSI Ref: M690045
OS Sheet: 125
Discovery map: 52
Knockadrum Knockadrum Ballynakill Loughrea Marblehill 141 Leitrim Galway OSI Ref: M695045
OS Sheet: 125
Discovery map: 52

Archival sources

  • Ryder of Rempstone Archive, includes marriage settlement of Colonel John Burke of Marble Hill, Galway and Elizabeth Mary Calcraft, relating to lands (scheduled) in Ballinakill and Killoran, Galway, 1812. D/RWR/F20 ; Dorset History Centre
  • Marble Hill. Photographs. 022/070.; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Pedigree of Burke of Marble Hill, Co. Galway with copy of Patent of Baronetcy, c.1740 c.1800. Genealogical Office: Ms.113, pp.106-115 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Burke, Barts., of Marble Hill, Co. Galway, c.1750 1913. Genealogical Office: Ms.114, p.166 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Letter from Sir Thomas Burke, Bart., of Marble Hill, Co. Galway giving names of parents, wife and children, 1798. Genealogical Office: Ms.3, pp.62-3 ; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources