Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Dawson

Family title

Baron Cremorne, Earl of Dartrey


Estate(s)

Name Description
Dawson Thomas Dawson was created Baron Cremorne in 1797. In the 18th century he owned an estate in county Waterford, as well as estates in counties Monaghan and Armagh. He was succeeded in 1813 by his great nephew, Richard Thomas Dawson and his son, also named Richard Dawson, 3rd Baron Cremorne, was created Earl of Dartrey in 1866. The Dawsons were settled in county Monaghan from the early 18th century. They had connections through marriage with the Veseys, the Penns, the Whaleys and the O'Briens of Dromoland, county Clare. In 1841 the 1st Earl of Dartrey married Augusta, daugher of Edward and Lady Mary Stanley. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Lord Cremorne held three townlands in the parish of Lorrha, barony of Lower Ormond, county Tipperary. He was also among the principal lessors in the parishes of Colligan, Dungarvan and Fews, barony of Decies without Drum, county Waterford. Castle Dawson, county Monaghan, was the seat of this family.