Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Blake (Hollypark)


Estate(s)

Name Description
Blake (Hollypark) In 1824 Pierce Blake of Hollypark is described as a resident proprietor in county Galway. Peter Blake occupied a house valued at £20 and over 100 acres, at Hollypark in 1855. He is also recorded as the proprietor of several townlands in the parish of Kilconierin in the 1830s. In the 1870s Peter Blake was the owner of over 3000 acres in county Galway. Holly Park was inherited in the late 19th century by Helenus Peter White, who assumed the name of Blake. He was the second son of Maria Christina, only daughter of Peter Blake and second wife of Helenus White of county Limerick.
Connellan Hussey de Burgh records Peter Connellan as the owner of over 600 acres in county Galway in the 1870s as well as over 2000 acres at Coolmore, county Kilkenny. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, Corry Connellan was the lessor of over 100 acres in the parish of Abbeygormacan, barony of Leitrim, county Galway. The Connellan association with county Galway may have been through an earlier marriage between Anne Connellan and Pierce Blake of Holly Park, Loughrea.
White (Limerick) This family were established at Ballynanty, county Limerick, from the 15th century. Jasper White of Fairy Hill, Parteen, county Limerick, married Helen Creagh of Dangan, county Clare and had three sons. Jasper died in 1808. His eldest son, William, of Shannon Dale, Castleconnell, county Limerick and of 71 Georges St, Limerick, was succeeded by his son Helenus White of Shannon Dale and Mount Sion. In 1865, Helenus married, as his second wife, Maria Christina Blake of Holly Park, county Galway. Their second son assumed the name of Blake and inherited Holly Park. One of their grandsons lived at Nantenan during the 20th century, when he succeeded his cousin, Captain John Joseph White. In the 1870s the representatives of Helenus White, Limerick, owned 1,542 acres in county Limerick.