In the 1850s John W. Carroll and Richard Wolsley held an estate in the parish of Cloontuskert, barony of Ballintober South and John Carroll held land in the parish of Shankill, barony of Roscommon, county Roscommon. John Walter Carroll was a member of the county Louth family of Carrolls. He lived in Dublin and owned 1,180 acres in county Roscommon in the 1870s. His son Frederick of Moone Abbey, county Kildare owned 337 acres in county Roscommon and 569 acres in county Kildare. Another son James, a surgeon major in the army, owned 174 acres at Cherryfield, parish of Shankill . The Wolseleys were baronets of Mount Wolseley, county Carlow.