Introduction to the Blayney of Castleblayney Papers

Date published: 21 November 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 Blayney of Castleblayney archive (D1421, D1406 and D971) held in PRONI.


The Blayney/Hope papers comprise around 3,000 documents, 1639 to 1950, relating to the Blayney estate at Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan (part of which was sold to the Upton family, Lords Templetow, of Templepatrick, Co. Antrim, in 1723 and the rest to the Hope family in 1853), elsewhere in Co. Monaghan, and in Carrickfergus and Cullybackey, Co. Antrim.

Additional records, from another source, the office of John Corrigan, Solicitor, Castleblayney (D1406), comprise a rental with accounts of Mrs Anne Hope's estate at Castleblayney, 1878 to 1879, and cash books of the 8th Duke of Newcastle's estate at Castleblayney, 1931 to1943.  There are also some Templetown records (D971, etc) which add a little more information to the Blayney papers proper.  By 1876, the former Blayney estate at Castleblayney was owned by Viscount Templetown with 12,846 acres and Mrs Anne Hope of Castleblayney with 11,700 acres.


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