Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Dolphin

At the time of Griffith's Valuation Oliver Dolphin held land in the parish of Killoscobe, barony of Tiaquin, county Galway. Lands at Bushfield, barony of Loughrea were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates court in February 1857. A mill premises, the property of Henry Joseph Dolphin, in the town of Loughrea, was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates court in November 1860. It was purchased by Dr. Henry Cloran. The estate of Robert Ruttledge was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court in November 1861. It included fee-simple, leasehold and perpetuity estates in the barony of Longford, county Galway. Among this property was over 300 acres in the parish of Abbeygormacan, held on a lease in perpetuity from Thomas Ruttledge to Redmond Dolphin. In 1814 the property at Corr was the residence of Redmond Dolphin. In the 1870s Oliver Dolphin of Turoe owned an estate of 1,171 acres, while his brother Peter Dolphin of Danesfort owned 1,389 acres.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballybroder Ballybroder Loughrea Loughrea Bullaun 120 Loughrea Galway OSI Ref: M653188
OS Sheet: 106
Discovery map: 52
Danesfort (Loughrea) Lisduff Loughrea Loughrea Bullaun 120 Loughrea Galway OSI Ref: M646194
OS Sheet: 97
Discovery map: 52
Turoe Turoe Kiltullagh Loughrea Raford 128 Athenry Galway OSI Ref: M525226
OS Sheet: 97
Discovery map: 46
Corr Lodge/Corr House Corr Kilmalinogue Portumna Kilmalinoge 181 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M860094
OS Sheet: 118
Discovery map: 53
Ormond View Ballycrossaun Tiranascragh Portumna Kilmalinoge 181 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M868110
OS Sheet: 118
Discovery map: 53
Summerhill House (Loughrea) Baunoge Loughrea Loughrea Loughrea Loughrea Galway OSI Ref: M625162
OS Sheet: 105
Discovery map: 52

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Dolphin's Mill, 15 Nov 1860, Vol 60, MRGS 39/030(microfilm copy at NUIG). ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Dolphin estate at Bushfield, 10 Feb 1657, Vol 44, MRGS 39/021(microfilm copy at NUIG). ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates Court rentals (O'Brien), Dolphin/Ruttledge estate, 26 November 1861, Vol 63, MRGS 39/032. (Microfilm copy at NUIG). ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates Court Rental, Dolphin, 10 Feb 1857, barony of Loughrea. M24,249; Galway County Library
  • Estate records of Denis J. Kirwan and Sons, land agents, Tuam, mid 19th - mid 20th centuries, including account book of rents received, 1909-1921. Acc. No. 5124; National Library of Ireland
  • Lease by Henry Joseph Dolphin of Summerhill, Co. Galway to John Finn of Loughrea, Co. Galway, of a plot of land in Loughrea. Nov. 1, 1855. D. 11,085 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pièces Originales: Papers relating to the history and genealogy of members of the following families of Irish origin in France, Dillon, Dixon, Dogherty, Dolphin of Galway, Donarty, Donelan, Donalacy, McDonnell, O'Donnell and Donnelly, 17th - 18th c. Microfilm of original in Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. n.546, p.133; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources