In 1819 General George Colomb married Mary daughter of Sir Abraham Bradley King baronet. Their fourth son Sir John Charles Ready Colomb was a Member of Parliament for over two decades at the end of the 19th century. In 1866 he married Emily Anna daughter of Robert Samuel Palmer and widow of Charles A. Paget of the Royal Navy. The Colombs came to possess the Palmer estate at Dunkerron through this marriage. In 1906 Sir John C. Columb is recorded as the owner of over 1300 acres in the barony of Dunkerron South, county Kerry, formerly part of the Taylor estate at Dunkerron. An offer was made by the Congested Districts Board on over 2000 acres of the Colomb & Webb estate after 1909.
Contemporary printed sources
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of Untenanted Lands in Rural Districts, Distinguishing Demesnes on Which There is a Mansion...'', HC 1906, c, 177: 254 (Dunkerron & Reen)
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''24th Annual Report of the Congested Districts' Board for Ireland'', [Cd 8356], HC 1916, vi, 564-586. Appendix VIII: 49