Landed Estates
NUI Galway


William Bence-Jones of Lisselane, Clonakilty and addresses in Cork city was an attorney who held "important public situations" from the mid-eighteenth century onwards. It is suggested that he was descended from a Jones family from Haverfordwest in Wales. His grandson, also William, was the owner of over 3000 acres in county Cork in the 1870s. He held townlands in the parishes of Island, Kilgarriff and Kilmaloda, barony of East Carbery, at the time of Griffiths Valuation. Mark Bence-Jones (1930-2010), architectural historian and author, was a member of this family.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Kilgarriff House Kilgarriff Kilgarriff Clonakilty Clonakilty Rural 45 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W372429
OS Sheet: 135
Discovery map: 86
Ahalisky Ahalisky Kilmaloda Clonakilty Kilmaloda West East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W423483
OS Sheet: 122
Discovery map: 86
Glenville Glenville Ardnageehy Cork Glenville 79 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W702 881
OS Sheet: 43
Discovery map: 80
Lisselane Lisselane Kilnagross Clonakilty Kilnagross 49 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W410446
OS Sheet: 122
Discovery map: 86

Archival sources

  • Farm accounts of Bence-Jones of Glenville Park, Co. Cork (photocopy) rental of Aghalusky ploughland, 1831-1864; Jommet's record book of cultivation, 1872-1876, rental of Clogheen, 1827-1838; balance sheets for Aghalusky, 1848-1880; rental for John Hawkes, 1815, 1818. U.210; Cork City and County Archives

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources