Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Annesley

Family title

Earl of Anglesey, Earl Mountnorris, Viscount Valentia


Estate(s)

Name Description
Annesley Arthur, 1st Earl of Anglesey, was granted large tracts of lands in counties Tipperary, Kerry, Waterford, Wexford, Carlow, Cavan and other counties under the Acts of Settlement. Through marriage they were connected to the Sheffield family, Dukes of Buckingham and the Barons Mulgrave. When Richard, 6th Earl of Anglesey, died in 1761 there was some dispute over the legitimacy of his successor. The Irish estates eventually passsed to his son Arthur, Viscount Valentia, created Earl of Mountnorris in 1793. The English estates passed to his cousin Richard, 5th Lord Altham. The 2nd Earl Mountnorris died without surviving male heirs in 1844 and the title Viscount Valentia passed to his cousin Arthur Annesley of Bletchington, Oxfordshire. Arthur Annesley, Viscount Valentia, was one of the principal lessors in the parish of Ballinvoher, barony of Corkaguiny, county Kerry, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. The family's principal estates were in counties Cavan, Down and Queen's (Laois) and their main seat was at Bletchingdon Park, Woodstock, Oxford. In 1866, over 1600 acres of the estate of Arthur Annesley in the barony of Corkaguiny, were offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court.