- Cecil Stacpoole Kenny records the history of the Kenny family and of some other related county Clare families in a volume now preserved in the National Library of Ireland. He writes that an Edmond/Edward Kenny was the first to settle in county Clare. Edmund Kenny was a tenant of the Earl of Thomond at Tiermanna, barony of Ibrickan. Edmund's grandson Matthias by his wife Mary Shannon had seven sons. From their second son David Kenny descended General Sir Thomas Kelly Kenny. Their eldest son Edmund of Carhue was an extensive landholder in the Dysert locality. Edmund's eldest son William Kenny of Cragleigh had a large family. His second son Hugh Kenny of Ballygreen married Helen Macnamara of Corbally co heiress of her brother Thomas and they were the parents of Thomas Hugh Kenny, a solicitor, of Moymore, Indiaville near Limerick and Georges St, Limerick. In 1877 Thomas Hugh Kenny married Louisa Dunne, who inherited the Stacpoole of Moymore estate through her mother Mary Louisa Stacpoole. They became known as Stacpoole Kenny and had three sons and three daughters. Louise wrote popular novels and biographies. Other branches of the Kenny family intermarried with the Martyns of Gregans Castle, O'Gormans, Lingards, Lysaghts, Macnamaras and Ryans.
- In the 1870s Thomas Macnamara of Corbally, Limerick owned 226 acres in county Clare, 2,157 acres in county Cork and 784 acres in county Limerick. In February 1836 ''The Clare Journal'' records the marriage of Helena, eldest daughter of Thomas Macnamara, and Hugh Kenny of Cragleigh (county Clare). She was co heiress to her brother Thomas Macnamara. In July 1857 ''The Irish American'' newspaper records the death of Catherine, daughter of Thomas Macnamara of Corbally, Limerick.