Landed Estates
NUI Galway

French (Moycullen)

Martin J. Blake states that John French Fitz Stephen was given 2,200 acres by the Cromwellian Commissioners, at Moycullen, county Galway, as a tranplanted person. His son Thomas was confirmed in his possession by patent under the Acts of Settlement. Four generations of Frenchs held this estate until the death of Thomas French of Moycullen in the early 1780s. He is recorded as residing at Moycullen on the Taylor and Skinner map. Martin J. Blake refers to the sale of the French's Moycullen estate following a law suit after the death of Thomas. At least some of the estate was in the possession of Andrew Henry Lynch in 1851 when he sold it to Lord Campbell.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Moycullen Lodge Moycullen Moycullen Galway Moycullen 49 Moycullen Galway OSI Ref: M233 331
OS Sheet: 68
Discovery map: 45