Landed Estates' Court Rentals for Ballyduffmore 1862

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Landed Estates' Court records are another way of researching local history. I have located one such record for the townland of Ballyduffmore. The owner of the townland, Charles George O'Callaghan, planned to sell off the "rental of the lands of Ballyduffmore" at an auction in the Landed Estates' Court in Dublin on the 3rd of June, 1862. The lands are said to be located midway between the county town of Ennis and the post and market town of Ennistymon. An emphasis is placed on communications with the almost completed new road from Ennis to Miltown Malbay mentioned as well as the mail road from Ennis to Ennistymon. The land was to be sold subject to the right of the public to use these 2 roads which intersected the land. The land itself is described as "of a highly improveable nature" and is well suited to grazing, tillage or meadow, though money would have to be spent on drainage. The land was to be sold in three lots, with a large amount of bog in the 2nd and 3rd lots. All the tenants' leases contained a power enabling the tenants to surrender the lands on any 1st of May, on giving six months' previous notice.

Ballyduffmore Lot 1

Tenants' Names Gale Days Yearly Rent Quantity of Land Statute Measure Tenure and Observations
Patrick Cullinan 1st May and 1st November £12, 13s. 0d. 25a. 0r. 18p. Lease dated 9th July, 1859, from Charles George O'Callaghan to Patrick Cullinan for twenty-one years, from 1st May, 1859. The lease describes the quantity of land as 15 acres 2 roods, Irish plantation measure. The quantity here returned is that stated in Griffith's Valuations.
John McGuane 1st May and 1st November £9, 4s. 0d. 27a. 3r. 6.p. Lease dated 9th July, 1859, from Charles George O'Callaghan to John McGuane for twenty-one years, from 1st May, 1859. The lease describes the quantity of land as 17 acres and 23 perches, Irish plantation measure. The quantity of land, statute measure here returned is that stated in Griffith's Valuations.
Patrick O'Keefe 1st May and 1st November £18, 2s. 3d. 37a. 1r. 4p. Lease dated 9th July, 1859, from Charles George O'Callaghan to Patrick O'Keefe for twenty-one years, from 1st May, 1859. The lease describes the quantity of land as 23 acres Irish plantation measure. The quantity of land, statute measure here returned is that stated in Griffith's Valuations.
Bartholemew Barrett 1st May and 1st November £18, 2s. 3d. 66a. 1r. 4p. Lease dated 9th July, 1859, from Charles George O'Callaghan to Bartholemew Barrett for twenty-one years, from 1st May, 1859. The lease describes the quantity of land as 40 acres 3 roods and and 33 perches, Irish plantation measure. The quantity of land, statute measure here returned is that stated in Griffith's Valuations.
Patrick Lyons 1st May and 1st November £7, 3s. 9d. 20a. 2r. 20p. Lease dated 9th July, 1859, from Charles George O'Callaghan to Bartholemew Barrett for twenty-one years, from 1st May, 1859. The lease describes the quantity of land as 12 acres 2 roods and and 36 perches, Irish plantation measure. The quantity of land here returned is that stated in Griffith's Valuations.

The yearly rent for Lot 1 was £65 from a total of 176 acres. Griffith's Valuation of this lot was £38 and 10 shillings.

Ballyduffmore Lot 2

Tenants' Names Gale Days Yearly Rent Quantity of Land Statute Measure Tenure and Observations
James Galvin 1st May and 1st November £10, 7s. 0d. 55a. 1r. 8p. Lease dated 9th July, 1859, from Charles George O'Callaghan to James Galvin for twenty-one years, from 1st May, 1859. The lease describes the quantity of land as 34 acres and 11 perches, Irish plantation measure. The quantity here returned is that stated in Griffith's Valuations.
Michael Lyons 1st May and 1st November £18, 2s. 3d. 56a. 2r. 14.p. Lease dated 9th July, 1859, from Charles George O'Callaghan to Michael Lyons for twenty-one years, from 1st May, 1859. The lease describes the quantity of land as 34 acres, 3 roods and 25 perches, Irish plantation measure. The quantity of land, statute measure here returned is that stated in Griffith's Valuations.
Michael McKee 1st May and 1st November £25, 11s. 1d. 77a. 1r. 36p. Lease dated 9th July, 1859, from Charles George O'Callaghan to Michael McKee for twenty-one years, from 1st May, 1859. The quantity of land, statute measure here returned is that stated in Griffith's Valuations.

The yearly rent for Lot 2 was £54 from a total of 189 acres. Griffith's Valuation of this lot was £43 and 10 shillings.

Ballyduffmore Lot 3

Tenants' Names Gale Days Yearly Rent Quantity of Land Statute Measure Tenure and Observations
Edmond Power 1st May and 1st November £40, 5s. 0d. 138a. 1r. 33p. Lease dated 9th July, 1859, from Charles George O'Callaghan to Edmond Power for twenty-one years, from 9th July, 1859. The lease describes the quantity of land as 85 acres 2 rods and 11 perches, Irish plantation measure. The quantity of land, statute measure here returned, and which includes 1 acre and 23 perches of water, is with the next holding that stated in Griffith's Valuation. The tenant of the next holding, his executors, administrators,and assigns, has full and free liberty of ingress and egress for him, his, and their servants, horses, cars and carts, along, over, through, and by the passage which leads from the public road to and from the bog on said lands through the field in the occupation of said Edmond Power.
William Henry McGrath 1st May and 1st November £0, 1s. 0d. 1a. 1r. 10.p. Lease dated 10th July, 1860, from Charles George O'Callaghan to William Henry McGrath for thirty-one years, from 1st May, 1860. The lease describes the quantity of land as 2 roods and 10 perches, Irish plantation measure of the bog of Ballyduffmore. The lease grants to the tenant, his executors, administrators,and assigns full and free liberty of ingress and egress for him, his, and their servants, horses, cars and carts, to and from said bog, over, thtough and by, the passage which leads from the public road to said bog through the field in the occupation of Edmond Power.

The yearly rent for Lot 3 was £40 from a total of 139 acres. Griffith's Valuation of this lot was £30 and 15 shillings.