Belmont House BOYLE

BoyleCounty Roscommon


Belmont House built c.1790 is one of the finest Georgian houses in Boyle.  In close proximity to what was then Boyle Police Barracks on the Sligo Road, it holds a spectacular position overlooking the ruined Boyle Abbey.

In 1840, Belmont was the residence of James Davis Esq. Chief of Police and was valued at £28 10s. 

In 1857, at the time of Griffith's Valuation, Belmont [GV6a] it was valued at £23 10s and the residence of James Davis Esq  Sub-Inspector Royal Irish Constabulary. who also held land at Warren & Drum. James & Maria Davis were baptising in Boyle Church of Ireland from 1826. In 1832, their address was at Deerpark Boyle. Mrs Maria Davis died at Belmont Feb 28, 1864:

February 28, after a few days’ illness in the prime of her life, Maris, the beloved and affectionate wife of James Davis Esq, Sub-Inspector of Constabulary, Boyle. She was a fond and Indulgent mother and will be long remembered by a large circle of friends, to whom she was endeared, and the poor have lost In her a kind and charitable benefactress. [The Evening Freeman. - 4 March 1864 ]

In 1867 it was the residence of Henry Butler Lynch Esq. S.I. Royal Irish Constabulary.

At the turn of the century, the District Inspector resident at Belmont was Thomas Lucas McClelland

[Research by Rua Mac Diarmada]


Belmont HOUSE BOOKS 1840 Ireland VIEW SOURCE
Belmont HOUSE BOOKS 1855 Ireland VIEW SOURCE
Census 1901 Belmont Boyle Ireland VIEW SOURCE

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