Lord Baron Rathcline and Cashell
Chiefs of Muinter Gilgain
Grant of Parishes of Rathline and Cashell to Baron
' VLV.—-27. Grant from the King to Mary, lady Delvin, widow .of lord Christopher, and
her son sir Richard Nugent, baron of .Delvin - Westmeath or
Longford, Co. The
site of the late monastery or Priory of Cannons of the
Holy-Island, all the buildings and 2 q" of land within the said site thereof—Darrenye and
Dirrenegellsgh, 2 q" each, containing 80‘ arable, 10‘ pasture, ,10‘ underwood, and 80‘ be -in Sruhir, 1
q' containmo 20‘ .arable, and 10‘ pasture—in C arue, l qr containing 80‘ arable and 10‘ wood and
underwood—in Kerowbeg , 2 q"I containing 60‘ arable, and 80‘ bog and pasture—in Kerowmore, 1 q'
containing 30‘ arable, and 15‘ underwood—in Cashell, 2 q" containing 60‘ arable, and 80‘ wood and
pasture—in Kerovantie, 1 q‘ containing 80‘ arable and 10‘. wood and pasture—the rectories, 'vicarages, tithes
hereditaments of Rathline and
Cashell—the' vicarages and tithes of Sruhir, Killire,
Killnomer, and Kilronen, and the tithes of the rectories—the tithes ofthe lands of Dirreine and
Dirrenegealagh; parcel of the estate of the said prior ; demised in
reversion to Christopher lord Delvin, 10 June 28‘h liz. for 80 years at 21l 9‘ 0d
Ir.—WestmeathCo’. The town or hamlet of
Hilton, with 2 messuages, 8 cottages, 240‘ arable, pasture, meadow,
and beg; parcel of the estate of the late Friary of
Fower; ,valued at 2‘ 13‘ 4‘ by the year.—Longford,
Citation - Calendar of Patent
Castle, Lanesborough, Co. Longford
A medieval tower house, enlarged in the early 17th century, now forms a vast
ruin. Looks impressive but is only one wall thick. © Copyright Kieran Campbell and licensed for reuse
under this Creative Commons Licence.
Augustinian Canons Regular ruins near parish church purportedly remains of a foundation dependent on Inchcleraun Island
in County Longford which was granted to Baron Delvin
The O'Quinns, chiefs of Muinter Gilgain, and Lords of
Rathcline, had the Barony of Rathcline, in Annaly, or Longford.
Citation This caput and lands were granted to Lord Delvin.
RATHCLINE, or RATHLINE, a parish, in the barony of RATHCLINE, county of LONGFORD, and province of LEINSTER; containing, with the greater
portion of the ...
Pg 57 History of Countyd Longford
Pat. 5. Page 104
Baron Delvin Surrendered several grants back to the Crown, but some were not surrendered such as
Rathline and Casshell
- Surrender of Monilagan Castle
- Surrender of Newton Castle
- Surrender Cloning Island
- Surrender of Lisvenoa Castle
- Not Surrendered Grant of Rectories Vicarages of Rathline and Casshell, titles , spiritual and
- Not Surrendered Priorie of Channons of the Holy Island
- Not surrendered: Possessions of Holy Island including Dirreine and Dirrenegealagh in Lonford.
- Not surrendered, Lands in Abbey Lara
Pat. 12, XLI
From CHAT GPT - See Below
The Barons Delvin did receive grants of land and titles in Annaly (also known as County Longford) during
the 16th century. The Delvins were an Anglo-Norman family who had settled in Ireland in the late 13th century, and
they became prominent landowners in County Westmeath and other parts of the Midlands.
During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the Delvins were granted various lands and titles in Annaly, including
the barony of Rathcline, which was adjacent to the Sleight William district. In addition to the barony, the Delvins
also held the titles of Baron Delvin and Viscount Westmeath. They were staunchly loyal to the English Crown and
played important roles in the administration of the region, including serving as sheriffs and justices of the
It is worth noting that the granting of land and titles to English landowners like the Delvins was part of a
broader policy of "plantation" that aimed to establish English control over Ireland and displace the traditional
Irish nobility. This policy led to significant tensions and conflicts between English settlers and the Irish
population, particularly in areas like Annaly that had a long history of Gaelic rule.
Yes, Queen Elizabeth I did grant the Barony of Rathcline to the Delvin family in the late 16th century. The
Delvins were loyal supporters of the English Crown and had served in various military and administrative roles, and
as a reward for their service, they were granted extensive lands and titles in Ireland.
The Barony of Rathcline was located in County Longford (formerly known as Annaly), in the central part of
Ireland. It was a large and valuable territory, consisting of several thousand acres of land, and was strategically
located near the border between the English-controlled territories and the Gaelic Irish territories.
The Delvin family became prominent landowners and political figures in the region, and their influence extended
beyond the boundaries of the Barony of Rathcline. They played an important role in the administration of the region
and served in various official capacities, including as sheriffs, justices of the peace, and members of
Queen Elizabeth I granted the Barony of Rathcline to the Delvin family in 1579. The grant was made to Sir
Christopher Nugent, who was the 6th Baron Delvin and a loyal supporter of the English Crown. The Delvin family had
served the English Crown for several generations, and their loyalty was rewarded with extensive lands and titles in
Ireland, including the Barony of Rathcline of COunty Longford.
The Barony of Rathcline is a historical barony in County Longford, Ireland. The barony was created in 1583 and
was granted to Sir Christopher Nugent, who was the 6th Baron Delvin. The Delvin family held the title of Baron of
Rathcline for several generations until the late 17th century. After that, the title passed through several
different families before eventually falling into disuse. Today, the barony is mostly a historical and geographical
unit, and the title of Baron of Rathcline is not currently in use