Introduction to the Bath and Brownlow Estate Papers

Date published: 18 December 2007

Part of: Significant privately deposited archives , B - Significant privately deposited archives

This is a document summarising some of the most interesting and significant content within the Bath and Brownlow Estate archive (D4141, D1928 and D1928) held in PRONI.


The Bath estate comprised roughly the eastern half of the barony of Farney, Co. Monaghan, almost the whole of which had been granted by Queen Elizabeth to Walter Deverux, 1st Earl of Essex, in 1575. In 1646, with the death of his grandson, the third Earl of Essex, the estate fell into co-heiress-ship between the Thynne family, Viscounts Weymouth and subsequently Marquesses of Bath, and the Shirley family (whose papers are separately noticed and bear the PRONI reference D3531).  The Brownlow family came into possession, by 1690, of a large perpetuity-leasehold part of the estate.


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