Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Lee (Barna & Bettyville)

Burke's 'Landed Gentry of Ireland'' (1958 edition) states that the Lee family purchased the lands of Barna, barony of Owny and Arra, county Tipperary, in 1668. In 1778 George Lee of Barna married Alice, daughter and heiress of John Norris of Limerick. Their second son, John, married Emma Bevan of Camas, county Limerick and John and Emma Lee had an only son, William Norris Lee of Bettyville, county Limerick, who held land in the parishes of Killeenoghty and Killanahan, barony of Pubblebrien. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Henry A. Lee held land in the parishes of Kilnarath and Kilvellane, barony of Owney and Arra, county Tipperay. In the 1870s he owned 526 acres and was residing in England. In 1852 Henry Albert Lee of Barna, county Tipperary, married Susan Kate Benn of Dromore House, county Tipperary, and died nine years later. He was succeeded by his son Albert Henry Lee.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Bettyville Killanahan Killeenoghty Croom Garrane 18 Pubblebrien Limerick OSI Ref: R530 458
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 65
Barna Barna Kilvellane Nenagh Newport 96 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R721 638
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Deed re lands of Lee family in Cos Limerick & Kerry, 1743-1749. T/1265; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Pedigrees of Lee family of Dublin City, of Crag, Barna and Cashel, Co. Tipperary, of Kilteel and Tullagorey, Co. Kildare and Navan, Co. Meath, of Coleraine, Co. Derry, of Tandragee, Co. Armagh, of Cootehill, Co. Cavan, of Barnadown, Co. Wexford and Clonderelaw, Co. Clare, 1683 -- 1821. Genealogical Office: Ms.142, pp.86-101 ; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources