Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Mohill Castle

THE CROFTON BARONETS, OF MOHILL, WERE MAJOR LANDOWNERS IN COUNTY LEITRIM, WITH 9,590 ACRES

JOHN CROFTON, of Mote, County Roscommon, auditor-general in the reign of ELIZABETH I (descended from the Croftons, of Crofton, Lancashire), married, ca 1565, Jane, sister of Sir Henry Duke, knight, and had issue,
Edward, ancestor of the Barons Crofton;
John;
William;
HENRY.
The youngest son,

HENRY CROFTON, succeeded to his father's estate in 1607, and from whom descended

THOMAS CROFTON, of Mohill, who wedded Bridget, daughter of Major Hugh Morgan, of Dublin, by whom he had issue, 

HUGH CROFTON, who wedded Anne, daughter of George Crofton, of Lisburne, County Roscommon.

Mr Crofton died in 1767 and was succeeded by his son, 

MORGAN CROFTON (1733-1802), of Mohill, who was created a baronet in 1801.

He married Jane, youngest daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Henri D'Abzac, of the family of Count of Périgord, by whom he had issue,
HUGH, of whom presently;
Henry, in holy orders;
Morgan;
Anne Magdalene; Jane.
Sir Morgan was succeeded by his eldest son,

SIR HUGH CROFTON, 2nd Baronet (1763-1834), of Mohill Castle, who married, in 1787, Frances, youngest daughter of Ralph Smyth, of Barbarvilla, County Westmeath, and had issue,
MORGAN GEORGE, his heir;
Hugh;
Ralph;
Henry William;
Augustus;
Charles;
Richard Maximilian;
Parsons;
Frances; Jane; Barbara; Anne Digby.
Sir Hugh died in 1834 and was succeeded by his eldest son,

SIR MORGAN GEORGE CROFTON (1850-1900), 3rd Baronet, who wedded Emily, daughter of the Rt Hon Denis Daly, of Dunsandle, County Galway, and had issue,
HUGH DENIS, his heir;
Denis.
The heir presumptive is the present holder's brother, Edward Morgan Crofton (b 1945).
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MOHILL CASTLE, Mohill, County Leitrim, was stated to have been a simple early house with tall gable ends, adjacent to the village of Mohill.

It was occupied for a period in the 19th century by the Kane family.

Unfortunately I have no images of Mohill Castle.


An 18th century house stands on the site of the castle.

This may be, or have been, known as Mohill House.

First published in December, 2012.

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