Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Drummond

Family title

Earl of Perth and Melfort


Estate(s)

Name Description
Drummond George Drummond, Earl of Perth and Duke de Melfort, held land in the parish and barony of Dunmore, county Galway in the mid 1850s. In 1847 he married as his second wife Susan Henrietta, daughter of Thomas Bermingham Daly Henry Sewell of Athenry and his wife Harriet Beresford. The Earl owned 3,439 acres in county Galway in the 1870s.
Sewell Thomas Bermingham Daly Henry Sewell was a son of Elizabeth Bermingham and Thomas Bailey Heath Sewell and grandson of Thomas Bermingham 1st Earl of Louth and Baron Athenry. His claim to the baronetcy of Athenry failed in 1800. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Sewell estate was one of the principal lessors in the parish of Athenry and the representatives of Colonel Sewell also held land in the parishes of Clonbern, barony of Ballymoe and Dunmore, barony of Dunmore. Thomas Sewell's had 4 daughters who married Sir William Edward Leeson (who held 710 acres in county Galway and 230 acres in county Roscommon in the 1870s), General Marcus Beresford (one of their daughters married George Brydges Rodney), George Drummond Earl of Perth and Melfort and the Reverend Solomon Richards, whose representatives held 2,544 acres in county Galway in the 1870s. http://www.sole.org.uk/sirthom.htm