Rentals of the Lord Leconfield Irish Estates

Repository: National Archives of Ireland

Identity Statement

TitleRentals of the Lord Leconfield Irish Estates
Archive ReferenceIE 0625/1074
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1816-1929


Creator(s): Wyndham family, Barons Leconfield and Egremont

  • Administrative History ↴

    George O'Brien Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont (1751 –1837) of Petworth House in Sussex and Orchard Wyndham in Somerset, was a British peer, a major landowner and art collector. The eldest son and heir of Charles Wyndham, 2nd Earl of Egremont (1710-1763), in 1763 he succeeded to his father's titles and estates at Petworth in Sussex, Egremont in Cumbria, Leconfield and also estates at Orchard Wyndham in Somerset. In 1774, he added O'Brien to his name on inheriting extensive estates in Ireland from his uncle Percy Wyndham-O'Brien, 1st Earl of Thomond. His eldest natural son, George Wyndham, 1st Baron Leconfield (1787–1869), was a British soldier and peer. The earldom of Egremont became extinct on the death of the 4th Earl of Egremont in 1845 and this George Wyndham was adopted as the heir to the substantial Egremont estates, including Petworth House in Sussex. In 1859 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Leconfield, of Leconfield in the East Riding of the County of York. During the Irish Famine, Col. George Wyndham was often in residence in his County Clare estate near Ennis. In late 1849 and early 1850, a series of seven anonymous essays and illustrations concerning the famine appeared in the Illustrated London News under the title "Condition of Ireland: Illustrations of the New Poor Law." Here the narrator writes of Col. Wyndham that "Colonel Windham . . . is not tired of his fellow-creatures, and does not seek to exterminate them. Not a roofless house did I see here." His property was a "little oasis of humanity in the desert of misery." George Wyndham married Mary Fanny Blunt in 1815. He died in March 1869, aged 81, and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest surviving son Henry.
  • Archival History ↴

    Received 24 August 1976 from the Leconfield Estate office Co.Clare
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Wyndham family, Barons Leconfield and Egremont ↴

    The collection comprises rental papers including rental books (1879-1917); rent ledgers relating to the Barony of Ibrickan (1872-1880,1904-1912); rental ledgers and charges relating to fee farm rents (1897-1912); ‘Book of expenditure of tolls and customs for use in the town of Ennis’ (1846-1873); Turbary book (1910-1913) which is an indexed book of tenants, their townland, amount paid and dates for land on the Leconfield estate. The second section of material contains leases (1816-1910) by members of the Vandeleur family; deeds and other papers concerning land (1883-1928); Irish Land Commission papers (1895-1900); Inland Revenue demands of the Vandeleur estate (1915-1926); correspondence; miscellaneous and financial papers specifically relating to the Provincial Bank of Ireland.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Accruals ↴

    No further accruals are expected
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is arranged as follows:
    /1 Rentals and related papers (1879-1917)
    /2 Leases, deeds and related papers (1816-1929)

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Available to all holders of a valid readers ticket
Conditions Governing ReproductionReproduction is at the discretion of the archivist
Creation Dates1816-1929
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids A descriptive list is available for consultation at the National Archives of Ireland Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

There are no Allied Materials

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteAdapted by IAR archivist, 2014
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottowa: 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 Descriptions41699