Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Drought


Estate(s)

Name Description
Drought In the mid 19th century Captain George Warburton Drought owned a small estate centred on the house Cargins Park in the parish of Ogulla, barony and county of Roscommon, bought from the Kellys of Cargins. He was a member of the Drought family of Glencarrig, county Wicklow. In the 1870s the Drought estate amounted to 788 acres in the county. Over 550 acres of the estate were purchased by the Congested Districts' Board in January 1914.
Kelly (Cargins) Ignatius Kelly, son of Edmund Kelly of Castleruby, was residing at Carrigens at the time of the Census of Elphin in 1749. The Kellys of Cargins owned an estate in the parishes of Ogulla and Kilcooley, barony of Roscommon and Kiltullagh, barony of Castlereagh, county Roscommon in the 18th and 19th centuries. The male line died out following the death of Daniel Kelly circa 1852. His sister Jane was married to William Kelly of Turrock and his daughter Jane was married to John Talbot D'Arcy. His grandmother was also a Kelly of Turrrock. In May 1852 the estate of Daniel Kelly amounting to over 3,700 acres was advertised for sale in the Encumbered Estates' Court. Cargins was bought by Captain Drought and other purchasers included Anthony F. Nugent, Edward Senior and the Reverend Peter Toler. One lot was readvertised in 1853 Almost 200 acres owned by Francis Kelly in the parish of Kiltullagh, barony of Castlrea, was sold in the Landed Estates Court in January, 1866. Mr. McDonnell was the purchaser.