At the time of Griffith's Valuation Daniel Madden held lands in the parishes of Doonfeeny, Kilbride, Kilfian and Killala, barony of Tirawley, county Mayo. These lands had been sold in the Encumbered Estates' Court in 1852 and 1853 by Robert Gardiner of Cloonskirtaun and the Knoxes of Castlereagh. Quinn writes that the family were extensive merchants in Ballycastle, who bought land but that they were badly affected by the Famine, sold their property and went to Australia. However John William Madden of Ballycastle still owned over 4000 acres in county Mayo in 1876. He sold 478 acres to the Congested Districts' Board on 26 Apr 1905.
National Archives of Ireland:
Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Gardiner, 26 July & 4 Nov 1852 , Vol 18, MRGS 39/008, (microfilm copy in NUIG)