Palmer Family Estate Papers: Kenure Park

Repository: National Archives of Ireland

Identity Statement

TitlePalmer Family Estate Papers: Kenure Park
Archive ReferenceIE 0625/1174
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Datesc1700s-1900s
Extent Medium11 items


Creator(s): Palmer family, baronets, of Kenure House

  • Administrative History ↴

    The Palmer family held extensive estates in counties Mayo and Sligo, some of which they were granted by royal patent dated 1684. The Palmer's Mayo estates were concentrated in the barony of Tirawley, but they also had land in the baronies of Gallen, Burrishoole and Murrisk. The Palmers bought a large estate in the barony of Erris from the Encumbered Estates' Court in 1857 but resold it in the 1860s. These lands had previously been leased by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners to Alexander George Richey. In 1870 lands in the Barony of Erris were offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court. The purchasers included Messers Ker St. George and Whyte, both in trust. In January 1872 Mr. John McCormack bought over 130 acres of the Palmer lands at Froghill. In 1876 the Palmers owned over 80,000 acres in county Mayo, 9,570 in county Sligo and 4,202 in county Dublin. The Palmer estate in county Mayo was sold to the Congested Districts' Board in 1916. The principal family seat was at Kenure Park, Rush, county Dublin. By his will dated 7 Sept 1907 Sir Roger W.H.Palmer left the rent and profits from his Mayo and Sligo estates in trust for his wife and thereafter to the male issue of his niece Mary Adela Fenwick. Roderick George Fenwick succeeded his uncle in 1913, took the additional name of Palmer and lived at Cefn Park, Wales, until his death in 1968. After 1909 an offer from the Congested Districts Board for almost 8000 acres in county Sligo was accepted.
  • Archival History ↴

    This collection was received in three accessions in June 1990 from W.J. Shannon & Co. Solicitors, Dublin
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Palmer family, baronets, of Kenure House ↴

    This collection contains a variety of records relating to the Palmer family estate in counties Dublin, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo. The collection includes deeds, maps, rentals, testamentary records and valuations.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    All items retained permanently
  • Accruals ↴

    No further accruals expected
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is arranged as follows:
    /1 Leases
    /2 Rentals, Valuations etc
    /3 Maps

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Available to holders of a valid readers ticket
Conditions Governing ReproductionReproduction is at the discretion of the archivist
Creation Datesc1700s-1900s
Extent Medium11 items
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids Descriptive list available for consultation at the National Archives of Ireland Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

There are no Allied Materials

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteList adapted by the IAR archivist
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000. National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names. Chippenham: National Council on Archives, 1997.
Date of Descriptions41671