Translated from the French, with additional notes, by Richard Irvine Best. Dublin: Hodges Figgis, 1903. Octavo. pp. xv, 240. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine. From the library of Charles C. Ormsby of Ballinamore, County Mayo, with armorial bookplate and his signature on half title. Minor spotting to prelims, otherwise a very good copy. Scarce.
The Ballinamore estate, in the parish of Killedan, Barony of Gallen, County Mayo, was granted to the Ormsbys by
patents dated 6 Apr and 6 July 1677. The family had been located in the area for a number of years before that date and
purchased land from transplanted persons. Anthony Ormsby of Ballinamore owned 4,492 acres in 1876. Most of the
estate was vested in the Congested Districts’ Board in 1917 and the house and demesne were sold in 1938. Three
younger sons of Thomas Ormsby of Ballinamore, High Sheriff of County Mayo (married Elizabeth, daughter of
Thomas Rutledge of Cornfield) acted as agents to various landlords in the locality and lived at Knockmore, Lakelands
After the death of Charles Croasdaile Ormsby in 1926, his brother John Yeadon succeeded to the Ballinamore estate
and resided there from 1926 until 1935.
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