Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Caulfeild (Colamber Manor)


A branch of the Caulfield family descended from William 2nd Viscount.


Name Description
Caulfeild (Colamber Manor) In 1828 Col William Caulfeild [of Benown, Glassan, Athlone, Co. Westmeath] was a member of the Grand Panel of county Roscommon. His descendants lived at Colamber Manor, Edgeworthstown, county Longford, and held land in county Roscommon in the parishes of Tisrara, barony of Athlone, Kilgefin, barony of Ballintober South, Cloonfinlough and Kilcooley, barony of Roscommon, at the time of Griffith's Valutation. In the 1870s Lieutenant Colonel Robert Caulfeild owned 2,070 acres in county Roscommon. In 1802 Col William Caulfeild's brother Thomas married Theodosia Talbot of Mount Talbot and an estate of 639 acres belonging to their grandson J.E.W.S. Caulfeild was vested in the Congested Districts' Board in February 1915.
Battersby The Reverend William Battersby held land in the parish of Roscommon, barony of Ballintober South, in the 1850s. Mary Maud Caulfield of Benown married as her second husband Reverend William Battersby. Under 200 acres in the baronies of Ballintober South and Athlone held on a fee farm grant from the Earl of Essex to Charles John Battersby of Cromlyn, Rathowen, county Westmeath, were advertised for sale in May 1863.
Caulfeild (Copsewood) Major General James Caulfeild (1786-1852) was a younger son of John Caulfeild, Archdeacon of Kilmore, grandnephew of the 2nd Viscount Charlemont. He followed a military career, retiring in 1841 at the rank of Major General. He worked for the East India Company. By the time of Griffith's Valuation the General held a large estate in the barony of Kenry, parishes of Kilcornan, Adare, Chapelrussell and Kildimo, previously part of the estate of the Earl of Charleville. Father McCormack writes that he bought his estate of 2,000 acres from the Burys for £51,592 in 1845. In the 1870s his widow, Annie Caulfeild of Copswood, Pallaskenry, owned 3,350 acres in county Limerick. The General's son died at sea and his daughters married into the Royse, Hunt and Purdon families. see