I'm hoping a Sligonian will be able to help me locate the townland of Collesford the seat of the Colles Family in the 18th century. Dudley Colles' Will dated 1739 states that he is "of Collesford Co Sligo" however, it nowhere in the documentation or related Deeds describe the Barony in which Collesford lies. Irish Townlands website does not include Colllesford so I assume the name was replaced or reverted back to it's original after the Colles family died out or went broke! Dudley also held land in Maghrymore (presumably Maghermore) barony of Levny and Castlegal Barony of Carbury. Anthony Colles also held land in Castleconnor Barony of Tieneragh (Co Mayo) although it is listed as Sligo in the Deed records. Any evidence of the Colles family in Co Sligo would be much appreciated.
MarianneTuesday 19th Sep 2023, 03:48AM
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I checked the Tithe listings on the National Archives site and in 1824 there was a Farrel Colles who leased 92 acres of land in Knockroe townland in Ballysumaghan civil parish.
When you hit the link, Farrel is hard to find but he is listed on the right hand column towards the bottom.
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In Griffith's Valuation of Sligo, there was a head of household as follows:
Thomas Colles Lackagh Kilmorgan
It looks like Collesford became Collinsford. See below.