Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Blakeney (Holywell)

Description

The genealogy of this family is given in ''Burke's Irish Family Records'' (1976).


Estate(s)

Name Description
Blakeney (Holywell) In 1761 Charles Blakeney, a member of a junior branch of the Blakeneys of Abbert, married Bridget, daughter and heiress of Barnaby Gunning of Holywell, county Roscommon. Their second son, the Reverend Thomas Blakeney, rector of Roscommon parish in the early 19th century, took over the Holywell estate. He was succeeded by his son Charles William, who sold the estate comprised of 1681 acres of the townland of Coolteige, in 1853 and emigrated to Australia. Other descendants of Charles and Bridget Blakeney are recording as holding small estates in county Roscommon in the 1870s. 579 acres belonging to Anne Blakeney in county Roscommon was vested in the Congested Districts' Board in March 1912.
Goodall John Goodall held the townland of Coolteige, parish of Kilbride, barony of Ballintober, county Roscommon, from the Earl of Essex at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In the 1870s George Goodall of London and South Africa, held 1,681 acres in county Roscommon. Over 500 acres of the Goodall estate was vested in the Congested Districts' Board on 15 Jan 1913.