Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Blake (Corofin)

Description

Part of the Cregg Castle branch of the Blake family.


Estate(s)

Name Description
Blake (Cregg Castle) The Blakes of Cregg Castle, county Galway, were descended from the Blakes of Renvyle and Kiltolla and are said to have won Cregg from the Kirwans in a game of cards at the end of the 18th century. Most of this Blake estate was in the parish of Annaghdown but they also owned land in the parish of Killeany, both parishes in the barony of Clare. In the 1870s James Blake owned 5,615 acres in county Galway. The Cregg estate was offered for sale in the Land Judges' Court in July 1886 when it was bought back by Francis Blake.
Blake (Corofin) Pierce Joseph Blake, third son of James Blake of Cregg Castle and his wife, Jane Joyce of Mervue, had an estate in the parishes of Cummer and Kilmoylan, barony of Clare, county Galway. He advertised for sale his lands in the parish of Cummer in May 1855 and his land in Tawnaghmore, parish of Kilmoylan in January 1858. He died unmarried in 1877. In April 1869 the lands of Carrowreagh, parish of Cummer were advertised for sale in the Landed Estates' Court by James H. Patrickson. These had been in the possession of Pierce Blake at the time of Griffith's Valuation.