Landed Estates
NUI Galway


A family descended from Bishop John Hodson of Elphin and closely connected to the Hodson family of Hollybrook, county Wicklow, baronets. In the 1830s the gentleman's seat at Tooloobaun is recorded as the property of Mr. Hutson. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, John R. Hudson was one of the principal lessors in the parish of Kilconickny, barony of Athenry. In November 1870 over 200 acres at Tooloobane, barony of Athenry, the property of Henry Hodson, were offered for sale in the Landed Estates court. The Irish Times reported that this property was sold to Lord Ashtown for £4,500. Over 1000 acres belonging to this estate, located in the barony of Kilconnell, were offered for sale at the same time. It would appear that the Johnston family, who had leased large sections of the Kilconnell estate, purchased some of it at this time. O'Gorman notes that Johnson held a lease for three lives of Hodson property in the 1850s and acquired the entire estate in the 1870s.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Tooloobaun House Tooloobauntemple Kilconickny Loughrea Kilconierin 122 Athenry Galway OSI Ref: M595215
OS Sheet: 97
Discovery map: 46
Cloonatleva Cloonatleva Lower Fohenagh Mountbellew Annagh 143 Kilconnell Galway OSI Ref: M715367
OS Sheet: 73
Discovery map: 46
Cloonatleva Mill Cloonatleva Lower Fohanagh Mountbellew Annagh 143 Kilconnell Galway OSI Ref: M711368
OS Sheet: 73
Discovery map: 46
Fohenagh Fohenagh Fohenagh Mountbellew Annagh Kilconnell Galway OSI Ref: M722383
OS Sheet: 60
Discovery map: 47

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Hodson, 4 November 1870, Vol 99, MRGS 39/047, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources