Landed Estates
NUI Galway



Name Description
Roycroft William Roycroft, whose address was Danesfort, Carrick-on-Shannon, held over 350 acres in county Roscommon in the 1870s. The Census of Elphin shows that Gilbert and Ann Roycroft as well as other members of the Roycroft family were resident in the parish of Killummod in 1749. Keenehan and others state that some financial difficulties overtook the Roycroft estate in the later nineteenth century. In July 1888 William Roycroft offered property for sale in the Land Judges' Court but the sale was adjourned. It was later purchased by the Duignan family. The land continued in their ownership until the 1970s when it was divided by the Land Commission.
Dignan/Duignan The Duignans were resident at Lisbride and held land at Rathbrenan in the parish of Roscommon, barony of Ballintober South from at least the mid 19th century. In the 1870s John Dignan of Lisbride, Margaret Dignan of Dublin and Philip Duignain of Ballina owned 567, 354 and 223 acres respectively in county Roscommon, while Philip Dignan of Ballyforan owned 651 acres in county Galway. John Duignan held untenanted land at Ballina in 1906.