Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Tottenham


Estate(s)

Name Description
Tottenham The Tottenham family's main properties were based in Leinster, especially in the counties of Wicklow and Wexford. However, they also held property in Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo and Waterford. In 1802 McParlan recorded Mr. Tottenham as a non-resident proprietor in county Leitrim. The main house was at Glenfarne but the family also held property at Glenade. Members of the family served as High Sheriffs of Leitrim on six occasions in the nineteenth century between 1820-1898. The estate in county Leitrim amounted to over 14,500 acres in the 1870s. Almost 6000 acres was offered for sale in the Land Judges' Court in 1878 and 1883. In 1766 Charles Tottenham of New Ross, county Wexford, brother of Nicholas Loftus Tottenham of Glenfarne, married Frances Boswell, daughter and heiress of Robert Boswell of Ballycurry, county Wicklow. Frances Boswell owned land in the parish of Kilronan, barony of Boyle, county Roscommon and in the parishes of Ahamlish and Drumrat, county Sligo, in the 18th century. In 1814 Charles Tottenham of Glenfarne married Dorothea, daughter and heiress of George Crowe of Nutfield, county Clare. Dorothea Tottenham held land in the parishes of Templemaley, barony of Bunratty Upper and Tulla, barony of Tulla Upper, county Clare, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In May 1855, Arthur Loftus Tottenham, a minor, offered for sale his lands in the barony of Gaultiere, county Waterford, amounting to 140 acres. The Freeman's Journal reported that it was purchased by Mr. Walsh for over £1000.
Crowe (Nutfield) In his will dated 20 Aug 1767 James Crowe of Dublin leaves the lands of Nutfield otherwise Drumconora, county Clare and the other lands purchased from the trustees of Mrs Leslie to his eldest son Robert. He also refers to the purchase of named lands from Charles McDonnell, the Earl of Inchiquin, Sir Lucius O'Brien and Anthony Wolfe. Some of these lands are included in the sale of the 2,973 acre estate of Arthur Cecil Fleming Crowe and others on 2 August 1850 in the Encumbered Estates Court. The Reverend James Rynd was the petitioner. He was married to Eliza daughter of Robert Crowe Fleming of Nutfield. Rosslevan was included in this sale and the Reverend Rynd was the immediate lessor of Rosslevan at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Cornelius O'Brien bought about 1,700 acres of the Crowe estate in the early 1850s. Dorothea Tottenham is recorded as the daughter and heiress of George Crowe in the Tottenaham entry in Burke's ''Irish Family Records''. In 1814 she married Charles Tottenham of Glenfarne Hall, county Leitrim. At the time of Griffith's Valuation she held land in the parishes of Templemaley, barony of Bunratty Upper and Tulla, barony of Tulla Upper.