Joseph Stock, Bishop of Killala 1798-1810 (Church of Ireland), is well known for the account he wrote of the French landing in Killala Bay in 1798. His eldest son Reverend Edwin Stock was later rector of Crossmolina, county Mayo. St George Stock son of Edwin married a daughter of William Atkinson of Rahans, county Mayo.
|Atkinson (Rahans)||According to Burke's ''Landed Gentry'' the Atkinsons were Elizabethean settlers. On 5 July 1742 they were given a lease of Rahans, parish of Ballynahaglish, barony of Tirawley, county Mayo, by James O'Hara, Lord Tyrawley. The estate of 1244 acres was sold in the Encumbered Estates' Court following the death in 1849 of Charles Atkinson, the coroner for North Mayo. Rahans was bought by George Orme in 1855 and the Atkinsons moved to Ballylahan in the parish of Templemore. Matthew Atkinson, a Dublin lawyer and brother of the coroner, who bought land in the Encumbered Estates Court in the barony of Erris, was a member of this family.|
|Burrowes||Church land in the parish of Kilcummin, barony of Tirawley, county Mayo, was recorded as being in the possession of the Reverend J. Burrowes and his wife in the 1830s and 1850s. The Burrowes were related to the family of Bishop Stock of Killala.|
|Stock||The Stock family held land in the parishes of Kilbride and Lackan, barony of Tirawley, county Mayo, some of it was leased from the Bishop of Killala (Church of Ireland) . In 1876 they owned 1299 acres in county Mayo. A rental of the estate of St George Stock, dated 1864, is included in the Stock Papers at the National University of Ireland, Galway.|