- Thomas Hunt, a Cromwellian soldier, settled in Ireland and his descendants acquired estates in counties Dublin, Kildare, Meath and Wicklow. In 1784 John Hunt married Anne Lombard of Lombardstown, county Cork. Their third son James Hunt lived at Aldworth and Danesfort in the parish of Kilshannig, barony of Duhallow. He was left the Danesfort estate by his uncle Captain Edmund Lombard who died in 1848. At the time of Griffith's Valuation James Hunt held land in the parish of Matehy, barony of East Muskerry. Five members of the Hunt family of Danesfort are listed in the return of Landowners of one acre or more in 1876. Their total acreage amounted to over 4,200 acres in county Cork.
- The Lombards were located in county Cork from at least the mid 17th century. In 1724 James Lombard married Mary, daughter of Jame Uniancke of Mount Uniacke, and they later built and went to live at Lombardstown in the parish of Kilshannig, barony of Duhallow, county Cork. They had a son, Reverend Edmund Lombard, who in turn had a son, Captain Edmund Lombard. The Captain bought Danesfort from his brother-in-law, James Butler Stopford and was living there in the 1830s. In 1786, another James Lombard of Lombardstown married Anne Becher and was killed in 1799 in county Wexford. He left four children, all daughters and in the 1850s the Lombardstown estate in the parishes of Clonmeen and Kilshannig was held by his daughters and co-heiresses, Lady Cotter, Misses Henrietta and Elizabeth Lombard and also James Delacour who was married to the fourth sister, Harriet.