In 1814 Mr Kennedy is recorded as the proprietor of Bantis and Lewis mentions the extensive brewery of Edward Kennedy at Bantis in 1837. The Ordnance Survey Name Books record Bantis as "a neat dwelling house", the residence of Edward Kennedy. Buildings valued at £31+ and 526 acres at Bantis were held from the Honourable O.F.G. Toler by Edward, James, Denis, John and Patrick Kennedy and Henry Fitzgerald at the time of Griffith's Valuation. A house is still extant at the site.