Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Winn

The Winns were originally a Yorkshire family. Their main seat was at Nostell Priory, near Wakefield. George Allanson Winn received the title Baron Headley in the Peerage of Ireland in the 1790s. Their estate amounted to over 25,000 acres in county Kerry in the 1870s, augmented by marriages into Kerry families including the Blennerhassetts. At the time of Griffith’s Valuation the estate was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Aghadoe, barony of Magunihy, Glanbehy, barony of Iveragh and Castleisland, barony of Trughanacmy. In 1877 over 80 acres held by Daniel O'Shea on lease from Lady Headley's estate, was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court. In the 1880s Bateman reported that the Kerry estate was over 12,700 acres. Over 13,000 acres of the Winn estate was acquired by the Congested Districts Board in 1907.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Curragh House Curragh Aghadoe Killarney Aghadoe 65 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V919939
OS Sheet: 58
Discovery map: 78
Aghadoe House Knoppoge Aghadoe Killarney Aghadoe 65 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V918923
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Aghadoe Cottage Knoppoge Aghadoe Killarney Aghadoe 65 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V923927
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Ballynakilly Ballynakilly Lower Glanbehy Cahersiveen Glanbehy 18 Iveragh Kerry OSI Ref: V652883
OS Sheet: 63, 71
Discovery map: 78
Curra Mill Curra Glanbehy Cahersiveen Glanbehy 18 Iveragh Kerry OSI Ref: V658899
OS Sheet: 63
Discovery map: 78
Inchareagh Lodge Rossbehy Glanbehy Cahersiveen Glanbehy 18 Iveragh Kerry OSI Ref: V657917
OS Sheet: 63
Discovery map: 78
Meanus House (Kiltallagh) Meanus Kiltallagh Tralee Kiltallagh 158 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q839036
OS Sheet: 47
Discovery map: 71
Glenbeigh Towers Kilnabrack Upper Glanbehy `Cahersiveen Glanbehy 18 Iveragh Kerry OSI Ref: V667906
OS Sheet: 63
Discovery map: 78

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), O’Shea, 19 July 1877, Vol 129, MRGS 39/058, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of patent of precedence for Rowland Winn and Jane Mary Winn, spinster, 1850 and copy of petition of Rowland George Allanson Winn, 5th Lord Headley, 1913. Genealogical Office: Ms.803, p.1 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Winn and Allanson, Barons Headley of Aghadoe, Co. Kerry, c. 1550 - 1797. Genealogical Office: Ms. 16, pp. 81-4 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, 1942-43: Parish of Fossa. ; Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources