Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Denny

Smith indicates that the first Sir Edward Denny was granted over 6000 acres in county Kerry after the Desmond Rebellion. Sir Arthur Denny was granted an estate in 1666 following the Acts of Settlement. At the time of Griffith’s Valuation Sir Edward Denny owned several townlands in the parish of Annagh, barony of Corkaguiny, parish of Killorglin, barony of Iveragh and the parishes of Ardfert, Clogherbrien, Ratass and Tralee, barony of Trughanacmy. Collingwood Denny leased several townlands in the portion of Annagh parish in the barony of Trughanacmy. Rev. Robert Denny was the principal lessor in the parish of Killorglin, barony of Magunihy, at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. In 1864, lands at Ballymacgegoge, barony of Trughanacmy, leased by Richard Jeffcott from the Denny estate, were offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court. The Irish Times reports that they were purchased by Christopher Jeffcott and Mr. Hurley. In 1867, property in Iveragh barony which had been leased by Rev. Robert Day Denny to Michael Lynch was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court. In the 1870s the Denny estate in county Kerry amounted to over 21,000 acres. A junior branch of this family held land in the parish of Colman, barony of Middlethird, county Tipperary and in counties Fermanagh and Monaghan. Anthony Denny married Sarah Jane daughter of the Reverend G.P. Lockwood and their son was the Reverend Edward Denny (born 1853) of Moorestown, county Tipperary. In the 1870s the trustees of the late Anthony Denny held 1,988 acres in county Tipperary and estates in counties Fermanagh and Monaghan.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Killorglin Glebe Anglont Killorglin Killarney Dromin Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V797959
OS Sheet: 57
Discovery map: 78
Caragh Lodge Glannagilliagh Killorglin Killarney Caragh Iveragh Kerry OSI Ref: V737913
OS Sheet: 64
Discovery map: 78
Knocknaman Knocknaman Kilbonane Killarney Kilbonane Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V863986
OS Sheet: 57
Discovery map: 78
Ballyroe Lodge Ballyroe Ardfert Tralee Clogherbrien 171 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q806175
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 71
Barrow House Barrow Ardfert Tralee Ballynahaglish 169 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q738180
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 71
Listrim House Listrim Ardfert Tralee Clogherbrien 171 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q778181
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 71
Ballygarran House Ballygarran Ballynahaglish Tralee Ballynahaglish 169 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q763167
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 71
Lassinah Ballygarran Ballynahaglish Tralee Ballynahaglish 169 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q781156
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 71
Kent Lodge Ballugarran Ballynahaglish Tralee Ballynahaglish 169 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q780151
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 71
Church Hill House Glebe Ballynahaglish Tralee Ballynahaglish 169 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q756169
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 71
Plover Hill House Knockanush East Clogherbrien Tralee Clogherbrien 171 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q798161
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 71
Frogmore Knockanush West Clogherbrien Tralee Clogherbrien 171 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q789155
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 71
Curragh Knockanush West Clogherbrien Tralee Clogherbrien 171 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q790154
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 71
Ann's Villa [Oak Villa] Cloonalour Ratass Tralee Tralee Rural 173 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q846154
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 71
Oyster Hall Ballymakegoge Ballynahaglish Tralee Ballynahaglish 169 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q765151
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 71
Tralee Castle Tralee Tralee Tralee Tralee Urban Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q836141
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 71

Archival sources

  • Denny Papers. These cover primarily the period from 1860 to 1945. However, there are a few isolated documents from earlier (Copy of William Denny’s Marriage Settlement, 1832, Copy Family Estate Settlement, 1819, & Transcript of 1630 Licence to hold Tralee Fair). Also included is a Rental & Particulars Document from the 1899 Sale of the Estate; Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section
  • 286, 287: 1545-1918: diaries and papers (Baronets Castlemoyle); Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Ramsden, 5 July 1873, Vol 111, MRGS 39/051, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigrees of various families including Baron Denny of Carrignafoile and Tralee and of Ballyvally, county Kerry, c.1415-1806. Genealogical Office Ms.112, 120-121. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rowan Collection: letters of Lady Arabella Denny, mainly to her sister Lady Anne Crosbie, with some letters from members of Fitzmaurice family, c.1699-1800. Ms.20, 601. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rowan Papers: genealogical notes and pedigrees, mostly relating to Denny family of county Kerry with some information on Blennerhassett & Conway families, c.1909. Ms. 15,458. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of Denny-Blennerhassett deed relating to lands at in county Kerry, 1590. Ms.14,347. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Lease by Rev. Barry Denny of house & lands in the parish of Clogherbrien, to John McCartie, 1844. D.26,708. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rowan Papers: Will of Thomas Denny of Tralee, October 1743. D.26,715. ; National Library of Ireland
  • E.A. Barnard collection includes documents re Bateman, Evans, Yeilding, Denny, Bland, Fitzgerald & Herbert families, 18th century. Small Accessions Index 33, D.8212-8260, Co.1762, M.599; National Archives of Ireland
  • Documents re Blennerhasset & Marshall property, Co Kerry, includes reference to Mason of Kilmore, Denny of Tralee Castle, Collins of Castleisland, Baily of Tubbermainge, Leeson of Craig, Cuffe Kelly of Castleconnell, 1713-1870. Mrs G.A. Ruth Collection, Small Collections Index 83. T.3649-3652, CO 2122-2142, M.941-943, D.11260-11294; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Jeffcott, 28 June 1864, Vol 73, MRGS 39/036, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Lynch, 4 July 1867, Vol 86, MRGS 39/042, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey, 1942-43: Parish of Tralee (Tralee Castle); Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section

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Modern printed sources