Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Bland (Derryquin)

The Blands were originally a Yorkshire family who settled in Kerry in the early 18th century. Francis Bland held several townlands in the parishes of Ballinvoher and Kilgobban, barony of Corkaguiny, and in the parishes of Aghadoe and Killarney, barony of Magunihy, at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. Nathaniel Bland was one of the principal lessors in the parishes of Caher and Killinane, barony of Iveragh at the same. time. In 1865, lands at Laharan in the latter barony were offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court in the name of John Kelly. This had been part of the Bland estate at the time of Griffith's Valuation. The property was purchased in trust by Mr. Sullivan, for Maurice J. O'Connell. In the 1830s, the Ordnance Survey Name Books record that James Hewson was acting as agent for the estate of the late Nathaniel Bland, in the parish of Caher, where some of the lands were let to John Primrose. In the 1870s the estate of Francis C. Bland amounted to over 32, 500 acres in county Kerry.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Derryquin Castle Derryquin Kilcrohane Kenmare Sneem Dunkerron South Kerry OSI Ref: V713641
OS Sheet: 100
Discovery map: 84
Bunnanier Gurteen Ballinvoher Dingle Ballynacourty 24 Corkaguiny Kerry OSI Ref: Q593014
OS Sheet: 44
Discovery map: 70
Hollywood Derryquin Kilcorhane Kenmare Sneem Dunkerron South Kerry OSI Ref: V708646
OS Sheet: 100
Discovery map: 84
Parknasilla Parknasilla Kilcrohane Kenmare Sneem Dunkerron South Kerry OSI Ref: V710644
OS Sheet: 100
Discovery map: 84
Dooneen Cottage (Upper Park Cottage) Dooneen Aghadoe Killarney Killarney Rural 67 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V975926
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Drimna House Drimnamore Kilcrohane Kenmare Sneem 52 Dunkerron South Kerry OSI Ref: V698658
OS Sheet: 100
Discovery map: 84
Scart Scart Kilcrohane Kenmare Castle Cove Dunkerron South Kerry OSI Ref: V601602
OS Sheet: 107
Discovery map: 84

Archival sources

  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendents of Nathianel Bland, of Derryquin, 1859. Genealogical Office Ms.108, 268-69. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of Land Judges' Court sale notice & particulars for Francis Bland's estate at Derryquin, 1891. T.2447. ; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Land Judges' Court rental, Bland, lands of Derryquin, 12 June 1891. Hamilton & Craig, solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 1/65 Rental 58; National Archives 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
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Kelly, 30 June 1865, Vol 77, MRGS 39/038, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Anderson & Bland, solicitor's collection, includes the appointment of a receiver & a lease re Bland estate in Co Kerry, 1888, 1890. Also order of Lord Chancellor, Bland v MacGillycuddy, 1887. Small Accs. Index 104, D.19396-19397, M.2690; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey Files, 1942-43: Parish of Sneem (Derryquin); Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources