The Conway family were the recipients of large estates under the Elizabethan settlement. Smith indicates that Captain Jenkin Conway received over 5000 acres after the Desmond rebellion. and afterwards was granted the seigniory of Killorglin. Burke indicates that he was descended from the Conway family of Clwyd, North Wales. The Conway estates eventually passed through the female line to the Blennerhassetts though the marriage of Avice Conway, great-granddaugher of Jenkin, to Robert Blennerhassett.
- Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendents of Capt. Robert Conway, 1855. Genealogical Office Ms.108, 93-94. ; National Library of Ireland
- Pedigree of Fitzgerald, Knight of Kerry, and of Fitzgerald of Gallarus, with Conway descent, c.1677-1780. Genealogical Office Ms 94, 60. ; National Library of Ireland
- Pedigree of Conway of Castle Eve, county Kilkenny & West Indies claiming descent from Jenkin Conway of Killorglin, c.1600-1780. Genealogical Office Ms.97, 29. ; 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
Contemporary printed sources
- SMITH, Charles. ''The ancient and present state of the county of Kerry. Containing a natural, civil, ecclesiastical, historical and topographical description thereof.'' Dublin: 1774. : 32, 52-53.
Modern printed sources
- Bary, Valerie. ''Historical Genealogical Architectural notes of some Houses of Kerry'' Whitegate, county Clare: Ballinakella Press, 1994. : 118-119 (Cloghane Lodge)
- ''Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society'': S.J.M. The Conways of Kerry. V (1920), 71-91