Mansergh St George, Survey & Maps of Estate

Repository: Galway County Council Archives

Identity Statement

TitleMansergh St George, Survey & Maps of Estate
Archive ReferenceIE GCCA/GS01/5
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1775-1853
Level of DescriptionFile
Extent Medium1 volume/ 89pp


Creator(s): Mansergh St George

  • Administrative History ↴

    Burkes‘ Irish Family Records, 1976 entry relating to the family traces it back to 1490, and indicates that it held lands predominately in county Tipperary. Richard married Anne Stepney of Durrow, and was murdered by rebels in 1797 leaving two sons, Richards James, and Stepney St George.
  • Archival History ↴

    Acquired by the County Library in c1963
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Mansergh St George ↴

    Leather bound (gilt edged) volume with maps and descriptions by Charles Frizell Junior of estate of Richard St George Mansergh St George, Headford, county Galway.
    Maps of the (Headford) estate of Richard St. George Manseragh St. George in the county of Galway in 1775 by Charles Frizell, Junior. With rent roll and description of the farms.
    The survey commences with a general description of Headford town stating it is ‘..about a mile from Lough Corrib where you have a Water Carriage for large Boats to ply to Galway which is not more than 12 miles by water, the Town has every convenience, first it is a healthful situation having plenty of turf, very contiguous for firing, good water, and the lands exceeding fertile, limestone grounds fit for grazing or tillage, ….Also the Town parks begining at Gurnamona and extending to Cloonavamoge are much out of heart which if improved would be worth from £1.2.9 to £1.5 per acre…..Headford would become the stopping place from Ballinrobe & Castlebar for Travellers and probably bring inhabitants to reside which from its remote situation at present and for want of encouragement no Stranger had any inducement to settle. There are several looms in the Town if encouragement is given to Linen manufacturers to settle may in some time hence flourish…’ (p6).
    The maps, drawn in colour, show the layout of the each individual farm, the position of adjacent farms and location of additional features such as houses, bogs, rivers, trees and as on. The survey includes a description of the land in each farm, which include Ballricard, Ballycolligan, Ballyhale, Ballynakillagh, Bunacunnee, Bolladrivedamoan, Bunnally quarter of Oldtore, Bogherkile quarter of Oldtore, Bunanrane, Bunnacunnenn, Cahirgall, Caltragh, Carrigashingane quarter of Crushusha, Clooneen, Crushusha, Culleen, Curdarragh, Donaghpatrick quarter of Oldtore, Ellough, Gortnaponra quarter of Oldtore, Gurtarica, Kilkilvery, Killaree, Logde, quarter of Headford, Killmurry, Lissdonagh, Lough Hackett, Raphoy, Ross, Torlaghmonaghan, Tubbercrussane, Oldtone.
    Includes rent roll of the estate detailing denominations and tenants and occupiers names, number of acres held, presumptive value of acres, total presumptive yearly rent in each farm.
    Also includes loose survey of the lands of R.J. Mansergh St. George last in the possession of James Turrell (1832), and a rough note with details of area and value of some farms (1853).

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    One item only – no arrangement applicable

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Digitised version online at Unrestricted access. The material in this collection is available to all bona fide researchers by appointment only, and subject to the conditions of access governing the consultation of archival material at Galway County Council Archives.
Conditions Governing ReproductionNo material may be reproduced from this collection without the written permission of the archivist, and reproductions are subject to the conditions of access.
Creation Dates1775-1853
Level of DescriptionFile
Extent Medium1 volume/ 89pp
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Characteristics Tech ReqAvailable on
Finding Aids Small collection guide entry Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Copies InformationColour scanned version available at Microfilm version available at the National Library of Ireland

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NotePatria McWalter
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions2001