Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Blake (Glenlo)

Martin J. Blake writes that Henry Blake of Glenlo Abbey, a medical doctor, was a grandson of Patrick Blake of Kiltullagh and a brother of James Blake of Cregg Castle. Henry Blake died in 1830. In the 1870s this branch of the Blake family owned over 1,000 acres in county Galway. The estate was advertised for sale in the Landed Estates' Court in July 1883 and was comprised of Glenlo Abbey, Annaghmore West in the barony of Tiaquin and Ballynamordoon and Gortdrishagh in the barony of Leitrim.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Glenlo Kentfield Rahoon Galway Galway Rural 45 Galway Galway OSI Ref: M268 283
OS Sheet: 82
Discovery map: 45

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Blake, 20 July 1883, Vol 145, MRGS 39/064, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Conveyance from Landed Estates Court Commissioners to J.H. Blake of house and lands on north side of Bohermore, Galway town, 19 Dec 1857. D 11,089; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources