Landed Estates
NUI Galway

de Moleyns (Lord Ventry)

Smith indicates that Frederick Mullins was granted lands in Dingle, which he named Burnham after the family's original seat in England. Lord Ventry owned land in almost all parishes in the barony of Corkaguiny at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. He was among the principal lessors of lands in the parishes of Ballymacelligott, Kilgarrylande, Killorglin and O'Brennan, barony of Trughanacmy, at the same time. His uncle, the second Baron, had bought the Trants' county Kerry estate in 1813 (D 27,862 NLI).The Ordnance Survey Name Books mention David P. Thompson of Tralee as Lord Ventry's agent. William deMoleyns was also leasing several townlands in the parish of Killorglin. Lands in the parish of Kilbonane, barony of Magunihy, had been offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in 1851. A manuscript note on the sale notice indicates the purchasers were Hunt, Stokes and Booker. Part of Lord Ventry's estate at Ballymoreigh, parish of Dingle, county Kerry and at Ballyshane, parish of Dunmahon, county Cork, was offered for sale in July 1852 and the Cork land again in December 1852. On the latter occasion Mr. Creagh, solicitor,was declared the purchaser in trust. In the 1870s the de Moleyns estate amounted to over 91,000 acres in county Kerry. An offer was made by the Congested Districts Board on over 80,000 acres of Lord Ventry's estate in 1913.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Burnham Burnham East Dingle Dingle Dingle 34 Corkaguiny Kerry OSI Ref: V422997
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 70
Hill Ville Farrandalouge Stradbally Dingle Stradbally 33 Corkaguiny Kerry OSI Ref: Q557115
OS Sheet: 35
Discovery map: 71
Beaufort Beaufort Knockane Killarney Dunloe Dunkerron North Kerry OSI Ref: V881922
OS Sheet: 65
Discovery map: 78
Reeks View Dromavally Killorglin Killarney Killorglin 80 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: V787963
OS Sheet: 56
Discovery map: 78
O'Brennan House Crag O'Brennan Tralee O'Brennan 165 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q921151
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 71
Parkearagh Parkearagh O'Brennan Tralee O'Brennan 165 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q911146
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 71
Ballyameen Ballyameentrant Kildrum Dingle Dingle Corkaguiny Kerry OSI Ref: V408991
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 70
Kilmurry (Corkaguiny) Kilmurry Minard Dingle Minard 27 Corkaguiny Kerry OSI Ref: V551989
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 70
Gortmore Gortmore Dunurlin Dingle Dunurlin 37 Corkaguiny Kerry OSI Ref: Q351041
OS Sheet: 42
Discovery map: 70

Archival sources

  • Baron Ventry Estate Fair Rent Agreements (1906) & Legal Papers (1891-1920).; Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), De Moleyns, 8 July 1851, Vol 9, MRGS 39/004, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), De Moleyns, 3 July 1852, Vol 17, MRGS 39/007-39/008, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Twenty-one deeds relating to de Moleyn family properties in county Kerry, [19th century]. D.6723-43. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of de Moleyns (also Mullins), Barons Ventry,c.1100-1840. Genealogical Office Ms.174, 200-219. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Mullins of Burnham c.1540-1797. Genealogical Office Ms.164, 199-210. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of indentures of marriage settlement of Frederick Mullins to Martha Blennerhassett, 1683. . Genealogical Office Ms.3, 131-132 & Ms.95, 16-19. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Mullins of Burnham with copy of patent of Baronetcy, 1736-97. Genealogical Office Ms.113, 130-37. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of an indenture respecting townlands in and around Dingle, between William Mullins and George Rowan, 1718. Genealogical Office Ms. 97, 69-72. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rowan Papers: Part of marriage settlement of Frederick Mullins of Burnham & Mary Blennerhassett of Ballyseedy, 1747. D.26,713. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy will & probate of Thomas Baron Ventry (1825) & court records re Godfrey & Blennerhassett lands & fisheries, c 1667-1869. Small Accessions Index 1/141, T.878-879; National Archives of Ireland
  • Trant Papers, 1606-1911. Collection List A14, MSS 31,554-31,645 & D 27,807-27,890; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), De Moleyns, 17 Dec 1852, Vol 19 (54), MRGS 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey, 1942-43: Parish of Dingle (Burnham House); Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources