Posted by Brian Hoban on March 12, 2009 at 23:13:27:
In Reply to: Re: Townlands posted by Brian Hoban on March 12, 2009 at 10:36:13:
Sheskin Lodge and Estate of 7,000 acres was owned in the 1800's by the Mc Donnell family from Carnacon (near Ballintubber).
The McDonnells were settled in the Ballintober area of county Mayo from the 18th century, where they acted as agents and middlemen to some of the larger landowners.
James Joseph McDonnell of Carnacon was one of the leaders of the 1798 Rebellion in the locality. By the mid 19th century the McDonnells of Carnacon, parish of Burriscarra, barony of Carra, held the Cheevers estate in that parish and in the parish of Ballintober.
They also had lands in the parish of Bohola, barony of Gallen and the townland of Sheskin, containing almost 7,000 acres, in the parish of Kilcommon, barony of Erris.
John Jameson of Dublin owned over 7,000 acres in county Mayo in the 1870s. He appears to have purchased the McDonnell's estate in the barony of Erris which was advertised for sale in the Encumbered Estates' Court in 1853.
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