Eyre Family Deeds
IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code: LE4
Title: Eyre Family Deeds
Date(s): 1709-1852
Extent: 152 items
Location: NUI Galway
CONTEXT
Biographical History
The Eyre family were probably the most successful of the Protestant families to settle in Galway in the aftermath of the siege of the town in 1652, and the subsequent confescation of the property of the old merchant families. The family can be traced to Giles Eyre of Bickworth in Wiltshire. Two of his sons, John, third eldest born in 1623 and Edward, sixth eldest born in 1626, arrived in Galway with the Cromwellian forces. Both brothers were active in the Cromwellian army in Ireland, with John being involved in the 1657 land settlement as one of the commissioners appointed by Parliament to dispossess the Irish of their lands. John acquired much of the O'Madden lands in the Barony of Longford, which later provided the Eyrecourt estate near Ballinasloe. John was elected Mayor of Galway in 1661 and his brother became recorder. Edward, having served as recorder from 1659 and 1661, himself became Mayor in 1663. Later, in 1670, he acquired favourable leases to much of the area to the immediate north of the town and around the town walls from the Corporation, as well as the area between the town and the sea, which later formed Merchant's Road, the New Dock, the Long Walk and Eyre's Dock. John's son, another John, known as 'proud Eyre', served as mayor between 1704 and 1706, being the subject of several unsuccessful attempts to remove him from office from within the Corporation. He married Margary, daughter of Sir George Preston, and therby gained the rights to Galway's lucrative salmon fishery. He died in 1709, and his first cousin, Edward, became head of the family. He is reputed to have been a lawyer and served on the Connacht Circuit (his father is noted in the King's Inn Admissions for 1658 but there is no mention of this Edward). He served as Mayor from 1710 - 1711, and, as his father had done, acquired property and privileges in the town. In 1710 he secured the rights to the salmon fishery his cousin had acquired by marriage, and in 1712 he acquired the rights to Mutrton Island and the area over to Lenaboys from Charles Morgan of Kilcolgan (who's grandfather John had received as a grant from the Corporation in 1663). It was this Edward who gave what later became known as Eyre Square as a public park in 1712 to the Corporation, and continued to build up his property holdings all around the town, specializing in taking over previous favourable corporation leases to the Protestant ascendancy of the town. In 1709 he acquired Thomas William's lease of the area around Fort Hill, in 1710 he acquired Bullingbrook Parks, and in 1728 he acquired Kirwan's Park (in Shantalla). He died in 1739. By his will his substantial properties demised to his three surviving daughters, and his grandson Robert Hedges. Eventually in 1787 Robert's son, Edward Hedges Eyre acquired all of the Eyre property. He was in a poor financial position and he fled his creditors to France in 1790. When he returned ot London in 1803 he was thrown in prison and died there the following year. He brother Robert Hedges Eyre took over the Eyre property, which fell into neglect in the course of the eighteenth century. His cause received a decisive boost with the discovery in La Touche's Bank in 1813 of a cache of legal documents relating to the Edward Eyre of the early eighteenth century. Robert Hedges Eyre, living in Macroom Castle, County Cork, issued a series of leases in the course of the early nineteenth century, which display his success at re-activating his title to the Galway lands. He was also quite active in promoting the interests of the town (which in turn increased the value of his properties. In 1811 he had theForthill burial ground enclosed as a mark of respect to the people of the town. He also developed the Land Walk and surrounding quays and in 1831 he provided much of the property for the Commercial Dock operating under the Galway Harbour Commissioners, as well as new roads leading to the docks. He also leased lands for the Galway Gasworks in the same area. He died without issue in 1840, and his grand-nephew, the Rev. Robert Hedges Maunsell Eyre succeeded to the property. The property in Galway as sold under the Incumbered Estates Court to a Mr. Ashworth in 1852, and the two hundred year old association of the Eyre family with the town of Galway ended at that stage.
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer
This collection, consisting of leases and other legal papers, was acquired by the James Hardiman Library sometime in the late 1930s.
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and Content
All the material originated in the first half of the early nineteenth century, and is associated with Robert Hedges Eyre's attempts to regain control of the properties in Galway City and the Eyrescourt estate.
System of arrangement
The Eyre family deeds, numbering 152 items, were listed in volumes 20, 21 and 23 of the Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society by M Hayes McCoy between 1942 and 1949. This descriptive list follows the ordering done at that stage to ensure that researchers using her descriptions can utilize the originals with ease.
CONDITIONS OF ACCESS AND USE AREA
Conditions governing access
The material in this collection is available to all bone fide researchers, and subject to the conditions of access governing the consultation of archival material at the James hardiman Library.
Finding aids
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LE4/1 Scope and Content:Early nineteenth century copy of lease between the Corporation of Galway and Edward Eyre of Galway, Alderman, of lands in the west liberties of the town bounded by Knockandullan to the south, Lenaboys to the west, Oliver French's land to the north and the river and Abbey lands to the east, as well as Mutton island for an annual rent of £2.13.4 for three lives (one of those named is Charles Morgan of Kilcolgan).
Date:5 May 2720 Extent:5pp

LE4/2 Scope and Content:1824 copy of a deed of conveyance by Nicholas Staunton of Galway to Edward Eyre of Galway of the lands of Shantallowmore and Shantallowbegg, also known as Kirwan's Park, in the west liberties of the town of Galway. Recites Staunton's title through a lease dated 1726 and previous owners.
Date:20 & 21 Oct 1731 Extent:8pp

LE4/3 Scope and Content:Lease of Edward Eyre of Galway to Philip Woollish (or Willis) of Bohermore, of a plot of ground in Bohermore in the eastern suburbs formerly held by Bryan O'Conor for 12 years at a rent of £1.10.0 per annum, on condition that he build a stone house on the site, and that he brings his corn to Edward Eyres mill beyond the west gate of the town.
Date:24 Oct 1731 Extent:1p

LE4/4 Scope and Content:Lease of Edward Eyre to Geoffrey Cook, alderman, of the lands of Fair Hill, Mutton Island and White Strand in the western liberties of the town for five years at an annual rent of £18, on condition that he brings his corn to Edward Eyre's mill beyond the west gate of the town.
Date:5 May 1733 Extent:1p

LE4/5 Scope and Content:Lease from Edward Eyre to Henry Ellis of Galway of the park or field commonly called Reggann Begg and the house now occupied by Alexander Reed, to hold for ever for a yearly rent of £4.10.0, on condition that he grinds his corn at Eyre's mill [parchment].
Date:17 Apr 1738 Extent:1f

LE4/6 Scope and Content:Deed of assignment of previous lease from Henry Ellis to John Mandeville of Galway, burgess, with Ellis receiving the sum of £12.10.3 [parchment].
Date:13 Oct 1761 Extent:1f

LE4/7 Scope and Content:Printed lease with handwritten additions, Richard Eyre of Mount Hedges, County Cork, to Thomas Lambert of Streamstown, County Galway, giving him one half undivided land of Streamstown and Ballindrimney in the barony of Leytrim, County Galway, for three lives at a yearly rent of £135.7.6.
Date:2 Nov 1775 Extent:1f

LE4/8 Scope and Content:Printed lease with hand-written additions of lease from Richard Eyre of Mount Hedges, County Cork and Margaret Burke, otherwise Annesley otherwise Eyre, wife of Dominick Burke of Dublin (co-heirs to Edward Eyre) to Mathias Doyle of Galway, stonecutter, of a house and adjoining house in Market Street, Galway, as well as the use of a yard, for 31 years at £10 per annum.
Date:11 Jan 1779 Extent:1f

LE4/9 Scope and Content:Printed lease with hand-written additions from Richard Eyre and Margaret Burke to Martin Blake of Galway of the lands of Meadle and Sally Garden containing 1a2r0p in the east liberties for three lives at £5.13.9 per annum.
Date:13 Jan 1779 Extent:1f

LE4/10 Scope and Content:Printed lease with hand-written additions from Dominick and Margaret Burke to Andrew Browne of Moivilla of a stone house, offices and garden on Abbeygate Street, Galway for 31 years at a yearly rent of £40.
Date:8 Jan 1781 Extent:1f

LE4/11 Scope and Content:Printed lease with hand-written additions from Dominick and Margaret Burke to William Beaughal of Galway, merchant, of a house and two plots of land known as the Old Infirmary, for 31 years at £7.10.0.
Date:4 Nov 1785 Extent:1f

LE4/12 Scope and Content:Printed copy of lease with handwritten additions from Edward Eyre of Lynville, County Tipperary to Richard Martin of Galway, of a stone house, offices and garden in Abbeygate Street for 91 years at £20.
Date:21 Jan 1788 Extent:1f

LE4/13 Scope and Content:1801 copy of exemplification of recovery of lands formerly held by Edward Eyre. The lands are Cloonlaghan, Atteeshonack, Streamstown, Bracklogh, Lisheen, Currowgreerane and Kilowane in the County of Galway. The applicants are Richard Longfield of Longueville, County Cork and the Rev. Nicholas Herbert of Carrick-on-Suir against Robert Reeves of Dublin.
Date:29 Mar 1788 Extent:2pp

LE4/14 Scope and Content:1821 copy of same.
Date:29 May 1788 Extent:2pp

LE4/15 Scope and Content:Printed lease with hand-written additions between Edward Eyre of Lynville, County Tipperary to William Wiltshire of the same place, of the premises called the Marsh and Strand to the east and south of Forthill and extending over to the docks. To hold for three lives and 99 years thereafter, at an annual rent of £2.5.0.
Date:25 Aug 1788 Extent:1f

LE4/16 Scope and Content:Copy of same.
Date:25 Aug 1788 Extent:1f

LE4/17 Scope and Content:Printed copy of lease with hand-written additions from Willliam Wiltshire of Lynville, County Tipperary, to John Connolly of Abbeygate Street, Galway, of the Marsh and Strand for 99 years at a yearly rent of £28.
Date:28 Aug 1788 Extent:1f

LE4/18 Scope and Content:Copy of lease between Edward Eyre of Lynville, County Tipperary and Oliver Martin, Doctor, of the premises in Abbeygate Street called Rudledge.s House. It recites a previous grant of 1782 with Mattias Browne, father-in-law of Oliver, and the new agreement is a continuation of this. It is agreed to have the lease for three lives and 99 years thereafter, and to reduce the rent from £8 to £2 on the understanding that Oliver continue to make improvements to the premises.
Date:26 June 1789 Extent:3pp

LE4/19 Scope and Content:Copy of deed of release between Edward Eyre of Lindville, County Tipperary of the first part, Richard Longfield of Castle Mary, County Cork and the Rev. Nicholas Herbert of Carrick-on-Suir of the second part, and the Rev. George Maunsell, rector of Drumcree, County Armagh of the third part. The second party release the ground known as Eyre's Long Walk to the third party for a yearly rent of £18.
Date:14 Aug 1789 Extent:1f

LE4/20 Scope and Content:Copy of brief for counsel's (John White) opinion in relation to the case of William Hare (executor of Richard Hare, deceased) against Edward Eyre. It notes that certain properties cannot be used to satisfy the debts owed by Eyre to Hare as he only has a life interest in them, and discusses using other property in his possession. Other defendants in the case include Archibald Hamilton Rowan and Daniel Brien O'Connor, both of whom are in France as a result of revolutionary activity.
Date:25 May 1799 Extent:7pp

LE4/21 Scope and Content:Copy of a Warrant for possession following an action for the Recovery of Lands. Copy made around 1811. Robert Reeves, Dublin, tenant to the Precipi, Richard Longfield of Castlemary, county Cork, Robert Hedges of Mount Hedges, county Cork and Reverend Nicholas Herbert of Carrick-on-Suir, county Tipperary, demandants. Edward Eyre of Lindville, county Tipperary, vouchee. Among the lands in question are .The Abbey Gate House. in Abbey Gate Street another House near the same in said Street, the House called Rutledges House in said Street, a House called Leery's House, a House called Andrew Blake's House in Market Street and a Back House near the same in said Street the market House in Market Street and a Cellar past of same in the said Street with a back house and appurtenances to same a House called Alderman Wall's House in Shop Street the Dock now or late in the Possession of Patrick King and Eyre's Walk ... and also ... premises called Nuns island Feeneys Marsh and McDonough's Plott as also Kirwans Parks also the premises called White Strand and also Patrick Pierces 3 cabbins situate in the West Liberties . the Salmon Fishery now or late in the possession of Richard Hickman and the premises called Rushes Holding . Horse Island also a house and Garden now or late in the possession of Charles Trulock also a House and Garden now or late in the possession of John Kirwan also the Weir called the Eell Weir as also a House and Stable and long Stable Plott at the Green . 2 houses near the Same in said Street . a Garden at the Green now or late in the Possession of Widow Slennan . a House and Garden and 2 Cabbins and Garden Boherbeg .the premises called Bullenbrooks Parks and Sally Garden . 5 Cabbins at Suckeen.
Date:c.1800 Extent:3pp

LE4/22 Scope and Content:Copy of same.
Date:29 Aug 1821 Extent:2pp

LE4/23 Scope and Content:1820 copy of a lease from Francis Blake of Galway to Dominick Martin of Galway, late of Westport. Recites a lease for 100 years dated 9 July 1792 between the Principal Officers of His Majesty's Ordinance and James Skerrett of the City of Dublin, barrister, of "the piece of Ground at Galway whereupon the old Fortification called the Town Wall and Bastion stood together with the Ditch and Fosse being 63 feet wide ... the Ordinance Stores and Magazine and that Piece of Ground whereon John Lewis Tyrors Harden then were with all and singular the Houses and Edifices thereon erected at a yearly rent of £20". The premises were granted to James Skerret in trust for Francis Blake and the former died without declaring the trust. The indenture, recited above, is in the hands of Francis Blake who is about to institute a suit against the executors of James Skerrett to oblige them to declare the trust. Dominick Martin has agreed to purchase Blake's interest in the premises so described for the remainder of the unexpired terms of the 100 years lease for the sum of £800. On the back there is a receipt signed by Francis Blake, for £800 received from Dominick Martin.
Date:1 Nov 1801 Extent:6pp

LE4/24 Scope and Content:1824 copy of memorial of the same. Witnessed by Lewis Wingfield McCarthy, Attorney at Law, and Patrick Crow, Galway, merchant.
Date:29 Mar 1802 Extent:1p

LE4/25 Scope and Content:Deed of renewal of lease . "Edward Eyre of Church Row, St. Pancrass County of Middlesex Kingdom of Great Britain Esquire Great Grandson and Heir at Law of Edward Eyre of the Town of Galway deceased" to Patrick Martin of Eyrecourt, County Galway. Recites a lease dated 20 April 1738 between Edward Eyre of Galway and Edward Eyre of Cork, merchant, "who formerly served Alexander Knapp" of 'the small brick House which was then building on the right hand of the way leading from the Quay of Galway ... to the Dock being twenty four feet in the front and adjoining the open Arch at the Quay and the Cantoon and Hearing with the slip leading to the River and also the large Brick House forty feet in front standing on the then New Ground to the Marsh on the left hand way leading the said Dock and the Ground backward to the Common Sewer being Six Score feet in depth and Mearing with the then New Cross Street and the Ground extending from the Corner of the said Cross Street to the Cantoon near the said Quay containing Six Score and four feet in front mearing on the inner Wall of the then new way leading to said Dock with one hundred and twenty feet backwards along the Town Wall on one side and along said New Cross Street on the other side with full liberty to him and his Undertenants on said Premises to Erect Palisades to each front of any House or Houses three feet in depth and no more except the fronts near said Open Arch the said two then New Houses being to be finished by the said Edward Eyre of Galway', for a yearly rent of £1. Other property included are three small brick houses formerly occupied by Margaret McLoughlin, Widow, and Alexander Lynch leading from the quay to the docks, as well as a slip-way into the river. Also includes the warehouse, known as the large Brickhouse, formerly in the possession of James Browne fitzValentine, merchant.
Date:10 Mar 1803 Extent:1f

LE4/26 Scope and Content:Copy of legal brief containing queries to James O'Hara, Recorder of the Town of Galway, in relation to the taking of large quantities of sand for the building of the new jail by Mr Richard Fahy, Architect, from Fair Hill, the property currently occupied by Philip Mollowney. The Recorder replies that Fahy is entitled to do this as long as it does not cause erosion.
Date:26 Aug 1804 Extent:3pp

LE4/27 Scope and Content:Copy of the rent roll of the estate of Edward Eyre Esq. In the County and County of the Town of Galway, consisting of 46 holdings (six of which are in the county). Total rent due is £481.7.0.
Date:1804 Extent:4pp

LE4/28 Scope and Content:Copy of indenture of sheriff's sale made by Michael Dillon and Charles O'Hara to Nicholas Birmingham of Galway, late of Barbersfort, County Galway, of the property formerly held by Dominick Martin by lease, and whose interest was bought out by Nicholas Birmingham for £810. The property consists of the grounds where the old fortifications and magazines stood, along with the new markets and buildings now on the property.
Date:19 Dec 1805 Extent:2pp

LE4/29 Scope and Content:Copy of indenture of a lease between Dominick Martin of Galway, late of Westport, to Nicholas Burke Edmond, merchant of Galway, of the piece of ground whereon the Old Fortifications, town walls, ordinance stores, and the piece of ground where John Lewis Tyror's garden and timber yard stood as well as Lady Shee's garden, to hold for 86 years for £2 a year.
Date:24 Feb 1806 Extent:5pp

LE4/30 Scope and Content:Printed memorial of Robert Hedges Eyre to Charles Duke of Grafton and John Lord Carteret, Lord Lieutenant and Lord Lieutenant General of Ireland respectively, in relation to the damages done to the estate of the Eyre family in the course of the eighteenth century by the building of fortifications and other defences for the town of Galway, for which they were never properly compensated. That they retain rights to the property in question, which is held by the Corporation and Edward Eyre in times past.
Date:1807 Extent:2pp

LE4/31 Scope and Content:Copy of opinion on the case of Robert Hedges Eyre as to lands in the county and the town of Galway given by Sergeant Ball and the Attorney General. The property in question includes the 31 acres known as Kirwans Parks, and castles and sheds held on the Parade, the March and William's Garden all held of the Corporation. Includes area known as the Mud Dock, and the Long Walk leading out from the Spanish Arch around to it. It recites a lease of Redolphus Kent to Andrew French of 1712.
Date:1808 Extent:10pp

LE4/32 Scope and Content:Lease of Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle to James Valentine Browne of Galway of a yard at the rear of the Town Wall in the East Liberties of the Town of Galway for 61 years at £10.8.0 per annum.
Date:28 Apr 1809 Extent:1f

LE4/33 Scope and Content:Copy of the "Third Case on Behalf of Robert Hedges Eyre relative to ejectments" for the opinion of Sergeant Ball. It relates to his rights to a property known as The Marsh in Galway, which had been acquired from the Corporation by Edward Eyre prior to 1739. It outlines possession of the property through the later eighteenth century.
Date:1809 Extent:12pp

LE4/34 Scope and Content:Copy of questions directed to Richard Maunsell in relation to Eyre possessions in the town of Galway from 1712 on, as part of the case of ejectment relating to the mills of Galway being brought forward by Robert Hedges Eyre. It outlines the ownership of the lands through Dominick Burke, back to Edward Eyre junior and onto Robert Hedges Eyre. The answers of Richard Maunsell are not given.
Date:[1810] Extent:4pp

LE4/35 Scope and Content:Copy of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, and Thomas Connolly of the East part of Galway Green or partly Bohermore, Innkeeper, of that part of Suckeen and Horse Island lately held by Mrs Nolan, containing 1a.3r.37p. Bound to the north by Bath's Bottom ground, to the south by the Infirmary, to the east by the bottom ground and to the west by the road to Terryland, for three lives at £8 per annum.
Date:7 Sept 1811 Extent:1f

LE4/36 Scope and Content:Copy of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, to Darby Commins of Boherbraddagh (now William Street West), yeoman, of part of Kirwan's Parks, in the western liberties of the town of Galway, for three lives or 41 years, at a yearly rent of £8. Also sketch map of the property done in the margin, done by Patrick Keogh in 1811.
Date:7 Sept 1811 Extent:1f

LE4/37 Scope and Content:Copy of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, to James Francis of Galway, of a plot of ground situated at the south of the Meat Market, with a front on the road to the Green. Map of surveyed property attached, done by Patrick Keogh.
Date:24 Sept 1811 Extent:1f

LE4/38 Scope and Content:Copy of three writs of entry to the sheriffs of Galway and Tipperary to recover the lands of Robert Hedges Eyre, outlined in LE4/39.
Date:[1812] Extent:1p

LE4/39 Scope and Content:Exemplification of recovery suffered by Robert Hedges Eyre for houses and lands in the town of Galway. Among the properties recovered are two stone houses in High Street, lately in the possession of James Morris and James O'Flaherty, Attyshonack and Ballinbrooks Parks and the island of Altenough, commonly known as Nun's Island, all in the western liberties of the town. The writ is issued by Charles O'Hara and William Mason, sheriffs in the town from 1806 to 1811.
Date:17 June 1812 Extent:2ff

LE4/40 Scope and Content:Copy of same.
Date:17 June 1812 Extent:4pp

LE4/41 Scope and Content:Copy of same.
Date:17 June 1812 Extent:4pp

LE4/42 Scope and Content:Exemplification of recovery suffered by Robert Hedges Eyre for lands in the county of Galway. Among the lands recovered are the town and lands of Clonlahan, Cloonrobeagh, Clonvilly, Ballindermy, Streamtown, Bracklough, Lisheen, Gortbrack, Killowane, all in county Galway. Writ issued by James H Burke, sheriff of County Galway.
Date:17 June 1812 Extent:2ff

LE4/43 Scope and Content:Copy of same.
Date:17 June 1812 Extent:4pp

LE4/44 Scope and Content:Copy of same.
Date:17 June 1812 Extent:4pp

LE4/45 Scope and Content:Deed of attornment of articles of agreement for setting premises for three months between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and John Ireland, Thomas Mullen, butcher, Thomas Walsh, cutler, James Walsh, mason, George Adams, butcher and Patrick Keogh, land surveyor. The premises are the town walls from the fortification where the guns were recently mounted, to the turret near Patrick Hally.s Malt House, for three months at a rent of £11.10.8.
Date:22 Dec 1812 Extent:3pp

LE4/46 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, and James O'Connor of Galway, of the coarse part of Kirwan's Parks in the west liberties of the town for three lives or 41 years, at a yearly rent of £10.8.0.
Date:20 Sept 1813 Extent:1f

LE4/47 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and Patrick Freeney of Suckeen, Galway, boatmaker, for a piece of Suckeen containing frontage of 16 feet, by the river, for three lives or 31 years, at a yearly rent of £1. Map of the premises by Michael Logan drawn in the margin.
Date:2 July 1817 Extent:1f

LE4/48 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, and Thomas Melody, Francis Melody and Patrick Morgan, all of Suckeen, Galway, Carmen, bounded to the north by the river and by other holdings, for three lives or 31 years at a yearly rent of £3. Map of the premises drawn in the margin by Michael Logan.
Date:2 July 1817 Extent:1f

LE4/49 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, and John Francis of Suckeen, of a part of land bounded to the north by John Duddy, to the East by the lane, to the south by Robert Braughal, and on the west by the river for three lives or 31 years at a rent of £1. Map of premises drawn in the margin by Robert Logan.
Date:2 July 1817 Extent:1f

LE4/50 Scope and Content:Deed of lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, to John Carroll of Suckeen, carman, to the north and east by William Gorman's holdings, to the south by John Duddy's holding and to the west by the river, for three lives or thirty one years, for a yearly rent of £1.2.9. Map of the premises is surveyed by Michael Logan.
Date:2 July 1817 Extent:1f

LE4/51 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, to Thomas Donnellan of Bollingbrooks Parks of the East Liberties of the town of Galway, Cooper, on the road and bound by Loughlin and Thomas Ward.s holdings, to hold for three lives or 31 years, at a yearly rent of £1.5.0.
Date:2 July 1817 Extent:1f

LE4/52 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, to John Cahill of Bollingbrooks Parks, shoemaker, of the holding on the road bound by John Kelly's and Ward's holdings, to hold for three lives or 31 years, at a yearly rent of £1.14.1½. Map surveyed by Michael Logan in the margin.
Date:2 July 1817 Extent:1f

LE4/53 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom castle, County Cork, and Hugh White of Bollingbrook Parks, Galway, weaver, bound by the Priest's field, the High Road, the Rev. Laurence O'Donnell's holding to the east and the lane on the west, for three lives or 31 years at a yearly rent of £3.10.0.
Date:2 July 1817 Extent:1f

LE4/54 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, and John Jennings of Bollingbrook's Parks, labourer, of a property bound by One Acre Field, Thomas Ward's holding Thomas Kelly's holding and the High Road, for three lives or 31 years, at a yearly rent of £1.2.9. Map in the margin by Michael Logan.
Date:2 July 1817 Extent:1f

LE4/55 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, and George Coffey of Bolingbrooks Parks, bounded by One Acre Field, the High Road, Thomas Ward's holding and John Jenning's holding, for three lives or 31 years at a yearly rent of £1.2.9. Map in the margin by Michael Logan.
Date:2 July 1817 Extent:1f

LE4/56 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and William and Patrick Guilloway, weavers, both of Bollingbrooks Parks, Galway, bound by one acre field, the High Road, Thomas Ward's and John Jenning's holdings, to hold for three lives or thirty-one years, at an annual rent of £1.2.9. Map of property by Michael Logan drawn in the margin.
Date:2 July 1817 Extent:1f

LE4/57 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, and Thomas Wall of Bollingbrooks Parks, labourer, bound by the Priest's field, the High Road, Patrick McDermott's and Thomas Lee's holdings, for three lives or thirty-one years at an annual rent of £1.18.0. Map of property by Michael Logan drawn in the margin.
Date:2 July 1817 Extent:1f

LE4/58 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, and Mathias Casey of Bollingbrooks Parks, Galway, labourer, bounded by the Priest's field, the Tuam Road, James and Michael Dooley's properties, for three lives or thirty-one years, at an annual rent of £2.7. Map of property by Michael Logan in the margin.
Date:2 July 1817 Extent:1f

LE4/59 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, and Patrick Belton of Galway, fisherman, of the house at the Fish Market Gate, bound to the north by the lane adjoining Richard Burke's holdings, the interior of the fish market, and the east by Key Street, for a year at a rent of 10s.
Date:4 July 1817 Extent:1f

LE4/60 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, and Richard Burke of Market Street, Galway, miller of the tenement, dwelling house, and half the yard at the rear of the property, bound by Market Street, the inner yard wall, John Connolly's holding and Thomas Leonard's holding. There is a covenant that Richard will allow public access to the common yard through the Arch passage on his property. To hold for three lives or forty-one years, at a yearly rent of £20. Map of the property by Michael Logan in the margin.
Date:27 Sept 1817 Extent:1f

LE4/61 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, and Thomas Leonard of Market Street, Galway, stonecutter, of tenements, dwelling house and half the yard at the rear of the property, bound by Market Street, the inner yard wall, Michael Burke and Richard Burke's holding. There is a covenant that Thomas will allow public access to the commonyard through the Arch passage on his property. To hold for three lives or forty-one years at a yearly rent of £20. Map of the property by Michael Logan in the margin.
Date:27 Sept 1817 Extent:1f

LE4/62 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and Cornelius Spelman of Feeney's Marsh in the west liberties of Galway, fisherman, of part of Feeney's Marsh, with a house and plot of ground fronting onto the road from Ball's Bridge to the West Chapel, bound by Darby Cummins and John Lafhey's holdings, to the east by the road and to the west by that part of Feeney's Marsh held by John Keogh, for three lives or thirty one years at a yearly rent of £1.10.0. Map of the premises by Michael Logan in the margin.
Date:27 Sept 1817 Extent:1f

LE4/63 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and Hugh King of Feeney's Marsh, Galway, fisherman, of a dwelling house on the lane bound by the marsh in the possession of John Keoghe, Michael Cunningham's and Michael Lee's holdings, for three lives or thirty one years, for a yearly rent of 10s.
Date:27 Sept 1817 Extent:1f

LE4/64 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and Thady Connelly of Feeney's Marsh of a dwelling house on the lane bound by the marsh, John Lafhey's, James Belton's and Patrick Hughes. holdings, for three lives or thirty one years, for a yearly rent of £1.
Date:17 Sept 1817 Extent:1f

LE4/65 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and John Flagherty of Feeney's Marsh, of a dwelling house bound by the portion of the marsh in the possession of John Keoghe, Thomas Hanly's and Michael Cunningham's holdings, for three lives or thirty one years, for a yearly rent of 10s.
Date:17 Sept 1817 Extent:1f

LE4/66 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and Thomas Ring of Feeney's Marsh, constable, of a dwelling house there. No other details noted.
Date:[1817] Extent:1f

LE4/67 Scope and Content:Brief giving the title of Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, to part of the lands of Modeshill, County Tipperary. It notes that the lands were leased by Robert's elder brother Edward to John Corrley, his coachman on 29th May 1788. This lease was to run for three lives, and Edward also promised to pay £30 a year on a sum of £500 to John. In March 1813 Edward, son of John leased the lands and the sum outstanding on the loan to Mathew Campbell for £950, and the following year Mathew leased it to Sir David Perier and Daniel Callaghan, distillers of Cork. Robert claims that the lands are discharged of the lease and the loan.
Date:[1817] Extent:8pp

LE4/68 Scope and Content:Deed of renewal of lease between Robert French the younger and others to Robert Hedges Eyre. It recites the a lease of 1726 from Denis Daly of Raford and Mayor of the corporation of the lands of Shantallowmore and Shantallowbeg, known as Kirwans Parks in the west liberties of the town then held by Denis Deane, to Erasmus Irwin and Nicholas Staunton. It recites deeds of 1728 and 1730 when Erasmus and Nicholas devolved their interests in the property to Edward Eyre. The lease is renewed with Robert for three lives at £21 per annum.
Date:7 Feb 1818 Extent:2ff

LE4/69 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed leases between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and James and Julian (his wife) O'Flaherty of the front dwelling house situated on High Street and the enclosed yard at the back to the warehouse held by Michael Morris. To hold for three lives or 61 years for a yearly rent of £20. Includes map in the margin by Michael Logan.
Date:20 July 1818 Extent:1f

LE4/70 Scope and Content:Copy of the same.
Date:20 July 1818 Extent:1f

LE4/71 Scope and Content:Copy of the same.
Date:20 July 1818 Extent:1f

LE4/72 Scope and Content:Deed of lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, and Constantine Sloper of Galway, of the ground with warehouse and stone house on the north side of Merchant's Road leading from the Square to the Long Walk including the site of the town wall. Bounded by the property of the late Pierce Joyce, merchant, now in the possession of Constantine, the road, Barnwall Lynch.s property and the proposed New Road on the west. To hold for three lives or 61 years at £20 per annum, including a map by Michael Logan in the margin.
Date:20 July 1818 Extent:1f

LE4/73 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and Francis Fitzgerald of Galway, merchant, of a piece of ground in Nun's Island containing 1a0r16p, bound by the river, Robert Bath's property, and a field in the possession of Michael Regan. The leasee has no fishing rights, but has the right to land all commodities from the river. To hold for three lives or 61 years at a yearly rent of £15. Includes map in margin by Michael Logan.
Date:28 Sept 1818 Extent:1f

LE4/74 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Richard Maunsell of Crosshaven, County Cork and Patrick Hickey of Eyre's Long Walk in the east liberties of the town, Dealer, of a house and store in the Long Walk lately in the possession of George Symmurs, bound by Patrick McDonagh's and Walter Joyce's properties. To hold for three lives or thirty one years at a yearly rent of £7.10.0.
Date:29 Sept 1818 Extent:1f

LE4/75 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and John, Patrick and Henry Molloy of Parkavera, Galway, sawyers, of a house and garden there bounded by James and Owen Sweeney's holdings, Richard Adams & Co. and Samuel Sexton the papermaker's holding. To hold for three lives or thirty-one years for a yearly rent of £4.18.0. Includes map in the margin by Michael Logan.
Date:1 Oct 1818 Extent:1f

LE4/76 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and Owen Sweeney of Parkevera, Galway, miller of a house a plot there bounded by Patrick and John Joyces.s, as well as John and Patrick Molloy's holdings. To hold for three lives or thirty-one years at a yearly rent of £2.8.0. Includes map in margin by Michael Logan.
Date:1 Oct 1818 Extent:1f

LE4/77 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and William Mannion of Parkavera, Galway, weaver of a plot of ground for building with a garden at White Strand Lane in the western liberties of the town. Bound by William Forde's and Thomas Downey's holdings and Feeney's Marsh. To hold for three lives or thirty-one years at a yearly rent of Â2.5.6.
Date:1 Oct 1818 Extent:1f

LE4/78 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and Thomas Comber of Boherbraddagh in the west liberties, labourer, of a house and plot of ground known as number 4 White Strand Lane. Bounded by John Harte's and William Forde's holdings, as well as Feeney.s Marsh. To hold for three lives or thirty-one years at a yearly rent of £2.
Date:1 Oct 1818 Extent:1f

LE4/79 Scope and Content:Deed of lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, and Thomas Birmingham of Shop Street, shopkeeper of the shop at the Red House opposite the Exchange in the possession of Martin Healy adjoining Buttermilk Lane. To hold for a year at a yearly rent of £10.
Date:1 Oct 1818 Extent:1f

LE4/80 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and Michael Liddane of the Sally Garden, Galway, ropemaker of number 8 of the nine new thatch houses on the Sally Garden, bound by John Haverty's, James Buchannan's and William Forde's properties. To hold for three lives or thirty-one years at a yearly rent of £1.5.0.
Date:1 Oct 1818 Extent:1f

LE4/81 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and John Haverty of the Sally Garden, car-man, of number 7 of the nine new thatch houses on the Sally Garden. Bounded by Patrick and Michael Kelly's, James Buchanan, Michael Liddane's and William Forbes holdings. To hold for three lives or thirty-one years at £1.5.0 per annum.
Date:1 Oct 1818 Extent:1f

LE4/82 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and Michael Conneely of the New Road, labourer, or a plot of land in Kirwan.s Parks bound by Michael Magrath.s, Thomas Caidhin.s, Flaherty.s and Pactuer.s holdings. To hold for three lives or thirty one years at a yearly rent of 10s.
Date:1 Oct 1818 Extent:1f

LE4/83 Scope and Content:Copy of brief on behalf of Robert Hedges Eyre outlining his right to the property where the town wall and fortifications stood, outlining those in possession without title in the eighteenth century.
Date:13 Jan 1819 Extent:6pp

LE4/84 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and Thomas Francis Joyce of Galway of that part of Marsh and land now in his possession with several dwelling houses on the northern side of Merchant's Road, bound by the premises of George Comerford and Daniel O'Sullivan. There is a clause that Thomas will build up the two houses at the western end to the same level in five years. To hold for three lives or thirty-one years at a yearly rent of £20.
Date:27 Feb 1819 Extent:1f

LE4/85 Scope and Content:Deed of lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and John Derane of Feeney's Marsh, Galway, labourer, of a house and plot of ground on the eastern side of White Strand Lane in the marsh, bound by Downey's and Dominick Conneely's holdings. To hold for three lives or thirty-one years for a yearly rent of £2.5.6.
Date:30 Sept 1819 Extent:1f

LE4/86 Scope and Content:Brief of title of Robert Hedges Eyre to Mutton Island. Recites a lease of the corporation to John Morgan in 1663, and renewed with his grandson Charles in 1715. Edward Eyre bought out this lease in 1720. It also recites an agreed between Robert Hedges Eyre and the Corporation for the building of a lighthouse there in 1815.
Date:[1819] Extent:7pp

LE4/87 Scope and Content:Draft of an indenture of lease between Robert French the younger and others and Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork. It recites the lease of 1712 of the town walls and sundry pieces of ground near the walls to Edward Eyre and the renewal to Robert Hedges Eyre in 1789.
Date:17 Feb 1820 Extent:14pp

LE4/88 Scope and Content:Draft of same, including notes in relation to a lease of 1670 of the same property from the corporation of Galway to John May, Robert Warner and William Hardiman, James Bulteele and Gregory Constable, and there were later demised to Edward Eyre.
Date:[1820] Extent:14pp

LE4/89 Scope and Content:Deed of lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, and Richard Martyn of Back Street, Galway on Abbeygate Street known as Ruttledge's House, formerly held by Walter and Pierce Joyce, merchants, and occupied by Oliver Martin MD. For three lives or 12 years at a rent of £2 per annum. Includes map in margin by Michael Logan
Date:21 Sept 1820 Extent:1f

LE4/90 Scope and Content:Deed of lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and Patrick Cain of Boherbeg, Galway, publican, of a plot of ground adjoining the Mall Coach Road, bounded by the Sally Garden. To hold for three lives or 61 years at a yearly rent of £16.
Date:21 Nov 1820 Extent:1f

LE4/91 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and John Sheridan of William Street, Galway, merchant of the yard on the east side of the Meat Market. To hold for three lives or thirty-one years at a yearly rent of £8.
Date:21 Nov 1820 Extent:1f

LE4/92 Scope and Content:Copy of deed of assignment between Michael Bourke of Rahoon Lodge, Galway, Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, and Robert Hedges Maunsell of Plassy, Limerick. Michael is the executor of Nicholas Bourke Edmond's will, and devolves, along with Robert Hedges Eyre, to Robert Hedges Maunsell the Meat Market with the yards at William's Gate, the dwelling houses there and down to Castle Barrack Lane now tenanted by Patrick Clogherty, as well as the ground next to the fish market and the house attached to the Arch leading to the Long Walk, currently occupied by Wallace Adams, Tide Surveyor.
Date:2 July 1821 Extent:3pp

LE4/93 Scope and Content:Copy of same with opinion of Counsel attached.
Date:2 July 1821 Extent:5pp

LE4/94 Scope and Content:Copy of deed of assignment between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle County Cork and Michael Bourke of Rahoon Lodge, County Galway, establishing two annuities. The first is a rent charge of £50 for the live of Susanna Bourke, widow of Nicholas Bourke Edmond. The second is a rent change for Michael Bourke, her son, a minor, and his future wife. These charges are to be levied on the five properties in Castle Barrack Lane now occupied by James Frances, Thomas Burke, Michael Lally, James Finn and Patrick Cloherty.
Date:2 July 1821 Extent:1f

LE4/95 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and Michael Lally of William Street, Galway, publican of the ground called the Meat Market, for one life or 12 years at a yearly rent of £70.
Date:29 Sept 1821 Extent:1f

LE4/96 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and Henry Townsend, Galway of a plot of ground on Quay Lane. Bound by Mrs Holleran's and Mr Grehan's properties, to hold for three lives or 41 years, at a yearly rent of £8.10.0. Included agreement for the lessee to expend £80 on improvements in three years or have £1.10 a year added to his rent. Includes map in margin by Michael Logan.
Date:16 Oct 1821 Extent:1f

LE4/97 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and Edward McDonnell of Eyre Square, Galway and a plot of ground containing 1a.1r.16p. in the Meadle and the Sally Garden. To hold for three lives or 81 yars for a yearly rent of £20. Includes map of the property in the margin by Michael Logan.
Date:2 Mar 1822 Extent:1f

LE4/98 Scope and Content:Copy of same.
Date:2 Mar 1822 Extent:1f

LE4/99 Scope and Content:Draft deed of renewal of lease between Robert French of Dublin and others to Robert Hedges Eyre of the lands from the river to Lenaboys and Mutton Island. It recites the lease of 1715 when Charles Morgan, grandson of Charles Morgan who held a perpetual lease on the lands from the Corporation, rents his lease to Edward Eyre, and in 1720 demises it as a perpetual lease to Edward, for a yearly rent of £2.12.4.
Date:20 Mar 1822 Extent:2ff

LE4/100 Scope and Content:Deed of renewal of lease between Robert French of Dublin and others to Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, reciting everything in the previous item, as well as a lease between the mayor and corporation of Galway and Edward Barrett of 50 perches before the Great Gate. It also speaks of the improvements made by Edward Eyre for the building of house for protestant freeholders who were "very much wanting to serve on Juries in this Town and County".
Date:22 Mar 1822 Extent:3ff

LE4/101 Scope and Content:Deed or renewal of lease between Robert French of Dublin and others and Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, reciting a lease between the Corporation and Thomas Williams of Galway, merchant in 1670 of the Bowling Green, as well as his devising of the property to Edward Eyre, in perpetuity at 11s. per annum.
Date:22 Mar 1822 Extent:3ff

LE4/102 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and Thomas Kerins of Williams Gate Galway of the house and yard he currently holds, bound by William's Gate, the Meat Market an the Lane from the Gate to the Market, to hold for three lives or thirty-one years at a yearly rent of £28.
Date:[29 Sept] 1822 Extent:1f

LE4/103 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and John Finn of Parkavera, Galway, miller of a house and garden there bound by the street, and by John Sweeney's and John Molloy's holdings, for three lives or thirty-one years for a yearly rent of £2.10.0.
Date:2 Apr 1822 Extent:1f

LE4/104 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and Laurence McDonagh, Eyre's Long Walk, Galway, merchant, of the south side of Merchant's Road, part of the Marsh and Strand and where the intended new quay will be situate. Also a note governing the use of the new quays, and a map in the margin by Michael Logan.
Date:24 Apr 1824 Extent:1f

LE4/105 Scope and Content:Copy of same, with note on outside that the lease was surrendered for a new one in 1838.
Date:24 Apr 1824 Extent:1f

LE4/106 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and George Comerford of Galway, coachmaker, or a plot of ground of the south side of Merchant's Road, to hold for three lives or 61 years on the same conditions as Laurence McDonagh for a yearly rent of £9.
Date:24 Apr 1824 Extent:1f

LE4/107 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and John Connor of Shantalla, Galway, weaver, of a plot of ground in Kirwan Parks, bound by Thomas Conneely's, Patrick Gilmore's and Martin Conneely's holdings. To hold for three lives or thirty-one years at a yearly rent of 10s.
Date:14 Apr 1825 Extent:1f

LE4/108 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and Thomas Conelly of Shantalla, Galway, labourer, of a plot of ground in Kirwan's Parks, bound by Owen Conneely's, John Connor.s and Martin Conneely's holdings. To hold for three lives or thirty-one years at a yearly rent of 10s.
Date:14 Apr 1825 Extent:1f

LE4/109 Scope and Content:Deed of exemplification of recovery suffered by Robert Hedges Eyre of the lands of Attyshonack Rumary, Nuns' Island, Captain Eyre's mills and the salmon and other fisheries of the river. Also two stone houses on High Street formerly in the possession of Alderman Wall, the Red House in Shop Street, the Abbey Gate House formerly in the possession of Peter Traynor and James Marshall, the premises formerly held by Philip Mahoney and Richard Martin and other lands in the town of Galway. Directed to Nicholas E Browne and William B Wheatley, sheriffs of the town.
Date:22 June 1825 Extent:2ff

LE4/110 Scope and Content:Deed of exemplification of recovery suffered by Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, of the lands of Clonlahane, alias Cloonlaghan alias Clonlahan, Clonruliagh alias Clonvilly, Templebannagh alias Bracklough, Liseen alias Lisheen, Carroegarrane alias Carrowgierane, Brackery, Cartron, Gortbrack and Killowane alias Kilvane, all in County Galway. Directed to Edward Blake, sheriff of Galway.
Date:22 June 1825 Extent:2ff

LE4/111 Scope and Content:Deed of lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and John Prendergast of Clonlaghan, of 124a.2r.8p. of land there, as well as bog, to hold for three lives or thirty one years at a yearly rent of 18s.10d. Per acre, and a tithe payment of 10d a year per acre. Map by Michael Logan in the margin.
Date:29 Dec 1825 Extent:1f

LE4/112 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease for three lives or 61 years from Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and Daniel Higgins of William Street, Galway, publican, of a piece to land to the east of the Meat Market, bound by John Sheridan's holdings and Ball Alley. To hold for three lives or 61 years at a yearly rent of £5, with an undertaking to build £100 worth of buildings within five years.
Date:4 Aug 1826 Extent:1f

LE4/113 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and John Atkinson of Galway, merchant, of the plot of ground to the south of Eyre Square, between the Square and the proposed new road to the quays. To hold forever at a yearly rent of £28, with Atkinson undertaking to build stone houses worth £600 on the site.
Date:27 Aug 1827 Extent:1f

LE4/114 Scope and Content:Letter of reference from James Daly, warden of Galway, testifying to the character of William Bradly, "a good protestant parishioner".
Date:9 July 1828 Extent:1p

LE4/115 Scope and Content:Warrant to satisfy judgment. It notes that Elinor Simcocks of Dangan Cottage, Galway obtained a judgment in 1822 against Robert Hedges Eyre for £500 and £2.2.0 costs. It notes that the amount due has been paid.
Date:5 Nov 1829 Extent:3pp

LE4/116 Scope and Content:Warrant to satisfy judgment. It notes that Margaret Simcocks, administratrix of the estate of Francis Simcocks of Dangan Cottage, Galway, obtained a judgment against Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork in 1822 for £923.1.6½ and £2.2.8 costs. It notes that the amount due has been paid.
Date:5 Nov 1829 Extent:3pp

LE4/117 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease from Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork to John Atkinson of Galway, merchant, of a part of the lands known as Eyre's Big Garden to the south of Eyre Square, for three lives or 200 years at a yearly rent of £28, and Atkinson is allowed to build any stone houses in the front of the premises in accordance with existing buildings.
Date:16 Oct 1829 Extent:1f

LE4/118 Scope and Content:Deed of lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, and Richard Adams of Galway, merchant, in consideration of his surrender of his 1820 lease and the payment of £46.16.11. To hold the property on the south side of Merchant's Road bound by Denis Clarke's and Laurence McDonough's holdings at a yearly rent of £49.16.11, forever. It is agreed that the leasee shall not seek compensation from the leasor in relation to any road going through his property, but it does not preclude him from seeking compensation from the Grand Jury. It is also agreed that any new docks at the rear of the premises shall not be constituted as part of the property.
Date:24 Nov 1830 Extent:1f

LE4/119 Scope and Content:Deed of lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and Bernard Browne of Mount Bernard, County Galway, leasing 6a.3r.38p. Irish plantation measure of lands of Coolagh, on the Ballinasloe to Galway road. To hold for one life at £1.1.0 per acre.
Date:22 Jan 1831 Extent:2pp

LE4/120 Scope and Content:Deed of renewal of lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and Christopher Bernard Martin, eldest son and heir of Patrick Martin, late of Eyrescourt but now of Lismore, County Galway, of the premises on the Fishmarket and New Cross Street, reciting previous leases of the property.
Date:18 Oct 1831 Extent:1f

LE4/121 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and John Sullivan of Galway, shopkeeper of the shop in the Red Brick House, for thirty-one years at £10 per annum. Map in margin.
Date:29 Oct 1831 Extent:1f

LE4/122 Scope and Content:Copy of same.
Date:29 Oct 1829 Extent:1f

LE4/123 Scope and Content:Deed of lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, and Peter Traynor of Abbeygate Street, Galway, gentleman, of houses and premises on Abbeygate Street bound by James Marshall's, D'Arcy's and Stephen Lee's holdings for two hundred years at a yearly rent of £36.18.5½.
Date:1 May 1833 Extent:1f

LE4/124 Scope and Content:Draft deed of conveyance between George Maunsell of Shantalla, Galway and Charles Studdart. It recites a lease of 1820 when Robert Hedges Eyre gave 2a.3r16p. of property in Kirwan's Parks to George. George demises his interest forever to Charles.
Date:1 Sept 1834 Extent:29pp

LE4/125 Scope and Content:Deed of lease between Christopher Bernard Martin of Eyrecourt, County Galway to Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork, of the plot of ground in the town of Galway between the Town Wall and Merchant's Road, formerly demised by Eyre to Martin, at a yearly rent of £60. There are two maps.
Date:20 July 1835 Extent:1f

LE4/126 Scope and Content:Deed of lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and Patrick Kilkelly of Market Street, Galway, baker of the tenement and dwelling place on the south side of market street bounded by the holdings of the Widow Burke and Richard Burke. To hold for sixty years at a yearly rent of £14.
Date:28 Sept 1829 Extent:1p

LE4/127 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and Henry Townsend of Galway, merchant, of the premises bounded by the Long Walk, the Marsh for the New Docks, and the holding of Christopher Martin and Laurence McDonagh. To hold for two hundred years at a yearly rent of £200. Map by Michael Logan and son in the margin.
Date:11 Jan 1838 Extent:1f

LE4/128 Scope and Content:Draft deed of lease between Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork and the Trustees of the Galway Gas Light Company where the gasworks is erected on Queen Square, to hold forever at a yearly rent of £35.
Date:2 May 1839 Extent:12pp

LE4/129 Scope and Content:Deed outlining a grant of annuity from Robert Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle, County Cork to Catherine O'Connor, alias Donnelly of Galway, widow. It recounts leases between the Eyre family and Daniel Bryan O'Connor of lands at Currowgurrane in the Barony of Moycullen, as well as lands in Kirwan Park's. In consideration of the surrender of these lands to Robert he undertakes to pay an annuity of £23.1.6 to Catherine.
Date:24 Apr 1840 Extent:1f

LE4/130 Scope and Content:List of deeds, documents and maps relating to the estate of Robert Hedges Eyre, including a note of leases in counties Cork, Galway and Tipperary. There are 56 items listed.
Date:2 Feb 1844 Extent:7pp

LE4/131 Scope and Content:Deed of partially printed lease between the Rev Robert Hedges Eyre of Clifton House, Monkstown, County Dublin and the Rev Robert Evans of Ash Hill Towers, County Limerick, of the town and lands of Attyshonock, containing 291a.1r.5p., bounded by Lough Corrib, Drum West, Pollagh, Boleynassruhaun, Oranhill and Brownville, to hold for three lives or thirty-one years at a yearly rent of £50.
Date:19 Jan 1846 Extent:1f

LE4/132 Scope and Content:Deed of lease between Robert Hedges Maunsell Eyre of Clifton House, Monkstown, County Dublin and Edward Maunsell of the Royal Navy, of the salmon fishery on the River Corrib.
Date:19 Jan 1846 Extent:2ff

LE4/133 Scope and Content:Deed of lease between Robert Hedges Maunsell Eyre of Clifton House, Monkstown, County Dublin and James Grieves of New Street, Covent Gardens, London, merchant of three houses now in the possession of the Widow Hogan, Edmond Hogan and Peter Johnson as well as a portion of ground at the Long Walk, to hold for two hundred years at £32. Map in margin by B Breegan, Land Surveyor.
Date:24 Aug 1846 Extent:1f

LE4/134 Scope and Content:Deed of lease between Robert Hedges Maunsell Eyre of Clifton House, Monkstown, County Dublin and James Grieves of New Street, Covent Gardens, London, merchant of property at Parkavera, bound by a street, lane and river, formerly held by Richard Adams. To hold for 83 years at a yearly rent of £26. Map of the property in margin done by T Tierney.
Date:[29 Sept 1846] Extent:1f

LE4/135 Scope and Content:Statement of costs of £5.17.6 issued by W H Maunsell of 4 St. Andrew St., Dublin to prepare the two leases mentioned above.
Date:20 Oct 1846 Extent:1p

LE4/136 Scope and Content:List of leases of Galway property in Mr Payne.s possession. Includes references to leases not in this collection.
Date:[1846] Extent:10pp

LE4/137 Scope and Content:Draft of a deed of lease between the Rev Robert Hedges Maunsell Eyre of Castletown, Innishannon, County Cork, clerk and Patrick Commins of Galway, merchant, of a house and shed on William Street, bounded by the Meat Market and the Widow Barrett's holdings, to hold for thirty-one years at a yearly rent of £13.
Date:July 1851 Extent:1f

LE4/138 Scope and Content:Deed of lease between the Rev Robert Hedges Maunsell Eyre of Castletown, Innishannon, County Cork and Mary MacNamara of the town of Galway, widow of the dwelling house and appurtenances on William Street, bounded by the holdings of Michael Grealy, John Walsh and James Fynns, to hold for three lives or thirty-one years, at a yearly rent of £27.
Date:19 Aug 1851 Extent:1f

LE4/139 Scope and Content:An account of the rents due from the lands of Ballymacward, Killoran and elsewhere in County Galway.
Date:1851 Extent:1p

LE4/140 Scope and Content:Unfinished draft of lease between [Robert Hedges Maunsell Eyre] and the Rev Somers Payne for unspecified lands. It recites the lease of the Mayor and Corporation of Galway of May 1712 to Edward Barrett in trust for Edward Eyre, as well as the renewal in 1822.
Date:1851 Extent:4pp

LE4/141 Scope and Content:Draft of the posting for sale of the Eyre property in the town and county of Galway. It is incomplete, and notes the advantages of owning property in Galway. The solicitor having carriage is John Litton of Leeson Street, Dublin.
Date:28 May 1852 Extent:8pp

LE4/142 Scope and Content:Printed description of the premises of the Eyre Estate for sale, divided into lots, giving lessees, occupiers, date of leases, rent payable, Poor Law Valuation and other observations.
Date:[1852] Extent:1p

LE4/143 Scope and Content:Printed description of the premises of the Eyre Estate for sale, giving the ground rents of the houses mentioned in Lot 23, five houses on Abbeygate Street.
Date:[1852] Extent:1p

LE4/144 Scope and Content:Printed description of the premises of the Eyre Estate for sale, for Lot 27, a house on High Street, a house on Abbeygate Street and Burke.s distillery. It notes the 1818 lease for the distillery.
Date:[1852] Extent:1p

LE4/145 Scope and Content:Printed description of the premises of the Eyre Estate for sale, for Lot 27 as above, noted as Fee-Simple, with no reference to the 1818 lease.
Date:[1852] Extent:1p

LE4/146 Scope and Content:Printed description of the premises of the Eyre Estate for sale, for Lot 32 relating to the lands of Attyshonock in the Parish of Rahoon, on the road leading to Oughterard and Clifden.
Date:[1852] Extent:1p

LE4/147 Scope and Content:Early nineteenth century copy of lease between the Mayor and corporation of Galway and Edward Eyre. It recites a lease of 1670 between the corporation and Thomas Williams of Galway, merchant of a bowling green from the Great Gate leading onto Fort Hill at 11s. a year. His son, also Thomas, sold his interest to Edward Eyre and the Corporation renew the lease to him, to hold forever at a yearly rent of 11s.
Date:20 Mar 1709 Extent:5pp

LE4/148 Scope and Content:Early nineteenth century copy of a memorial of a deed of sale between the Rev John Bullinbrooke of Castlereagh, County Roscommon, clerk and Edward Eyre of Galway, for the sum of £350, for the lands of Gorcallogh, Knocknegany, Gortanowen alias Reganspark, formerly the property of Andrew Gall Lynch and Isidous Lynch, now in the tenancy of Evan Taylor, Thomas Symcockes, John Smith and Richard Hawkins. Property is known as Bullinbrook's Parks.
Date:20/1 Sept 1710 Extent:1p

LE4/149 Scope and Content:Early nineteenth century copy of a deed of conveyance between Charles Morgan of Kilcolgan, County Galway, and Edward Eyre of Galway, of property in Galway including Mutton Island. There are two exceptions, lands which fall under a 1710 lease between Morgan and Anthony Bodkin and Ignatius Kirwan, and a 1718 lease with Patrick Feeney.
Date:5 Apr 1720 Extent:3pp

LE4/150 Scope and Content:Early nineteenth century copy of deed of conveyance between Erasmus Irwin of Galway, burgess, and Edward Eyre of Galway of have the lands of Shantallowmore and Shantallowbeg, commonly called Kirwan's Parks.
Date:3 Jan 1728 Extent:4pp

LE4/151 Scope and Content:Copy of a lease between Jane Purdon, Elizabeth Rowan and Margaret Annesley, co-heirs of Edward Eyre of the first part, and John Foster of Escor, county Galway of the other, of the lands of Killowane in the Barony of Tyaquin, County Galway, for three years at a yearly rent of £50.
Date:20 Mar 1741/2 Extent:2pp

LE4/152 Scope and Content:Early nineteenth century copy of lease between Margaret Burke and John Daniel of Dublin, of lands in Cloonlaghan containing 103a.3r.4p. and Cloonrelagh, containing 90 acres, in the Barony of Longford, containing 90a. To hold for three lives at a yearly rent of £70.
Date:20 Oct 1780 Extent:2pp