Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Seymour (Galway)

The Seymour family first settled in east Galway in the late 17th century. The families at Ballymore and Somerset were descended from the two brothers, Thomas and John. The estate of Simeon Robert Eyre Seymour at Somerset was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates court in June 1855. It was held under leases renewable forever. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Thomas Seymour of Ballymore Castle also held land in the parishes of Addergoole and Liskeevy, barony of Dunmore. The Seymour estate amounted to over 3000 acres in the 1870s. The estate was offered for sale in the Land Judges' Court in January 1886 but no bids were forthcoming on that occasion. In 1906 Walter G. Seymour was in possession of an untenanted demesne of 250 acres at Ballymore Lower as well as his house valued at £33. At the same time Charles Seymour held over 450 acres of an untenanted demesne at Somerset.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Somerset House Somerset Clontuskert Ballinasloe Lismanny 20 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M848222
OS Sheet: 99, 100
Discovery map: 47
Ballymore Castle Ballymore Lower Clonfert Ballinasloe Laurencetown 19 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M879199
OS Sheet: 96
Discovery map: 53
Clonfert Cottage Clonfert Seymour South Clonfert Ballinasloe Clonfert 16 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M961211
OS Sheet: 101
Discovery map: 47
Hemmings Ville Killaltanagh Clonfert Ballinasloe Kilmacshane 17 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M980182
OS Sheet: 109
Discovery map: 53
Kilnaborris Dower House Kilnaborris Clonfert Ballinasloe Kilmacshane 17 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M967168
OS Sheet: 109
Discovery map: 53
Coolbeg House Coolbeg Clontuskert Ballinasloe Lismanny 20 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M857234
OS Sheet: 100
Discovery map: 47
Somerset Glebe Somerset Clontuskert Ballinasloe Lismanny 20 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M840228
OS Sheet: 99, 100
Discovery map: 47
Mount Prospect (Kiltormer) Kiltormer East Kiltormer Ballinasloe Kiltormer 14 Longford Galway OSI Ref: M825207
OS Sheet: 99
Discovery map: 47
Caraunmore/Anneville Caraunmore Killimordaly Loughrea Grange 121 Kilconnell Galway OSI Ref: M644258
OS Sheet: 85, 86, 87
Discovery map: 46
Alloonbaun/Church View Alloonbaun Ballymacward Ballinasloe Ballymacward Tiaquin Galway OSI Ref: M683367
OS Sheet: 73
Discovery map:

Archival sources

  • 17th-19th century family & estate papers, contact NLI. ; Private Possession
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Seymour estate including Somerset, 7 June 1855,Vol 35 MRGS 39/016, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Mount Pleasant (Ballinasloe). 139/080.; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Somerset. Photographs. 002/031.; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Genealogical notes on the Seymour family and pedigree of the Co. Galway branch. Compiled by H. S. Guinness, 1914 Ms. 3268 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Two volumes of genealogical notes on the Seymour family, 1557-1740 and 1740-1868 M. 474-5; National Archives of Ireland
  • Family records of the Butlers and Blackalls, their connections and relations, including the families of Creagh, O'Shaughnessy, Galbraith, Galwey, Seymour and Daly. By Sir H. W. B. Blackall. Vol. II., 20th c, microfilm copy (n.1028, p.1109; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources