Landed Estates
University of Galway

Bennett (Coachford)

Francis Bennett, of Classes, Coachford and Greganes Manor, Roscarbery, was the owner of over 2800 acres in county Cork in the 1870s. He was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Kilmacabea, barony of West Carbery and Kilmeen and Templequinlan, barony of East Carbery, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Joseph Bennett held several townlands in the parish of Lislee, barony of Ibane & Barryroe. Over 1600 acres of Joseph Bennett's estate, held in perpetuity from the Archbishop of Dublin and the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in February 1853. Bennett's tenants at the time included members of the Biggs, Tuckey and Jervois families. In April 1874 over 300 acres of George Bennett's estate at Dunworly in the barony of Ibane and Barryroe was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Castle View Mill House Ballinaroher Templequinlan Clonakilty Kilnagross 49 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W426448
OS Sheet: 122
Discovery map: 86
Dunworley Cottage Dunworley Lislee Clonakilty Butlerstown 59 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W482369
OS Sheet: 136, 145
Discovery map: 87
Bennetts Grove Letter Kilmeen Clonakilty Rossmore 51 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W358452
OS Sheet: 122
Discovery map: 89
Creggane House Creggane Ross Clonakilty Ross Carbery 57 East Carbery (West) Galway OSI Ref: W298353
OS Sheet: 143
Discovery map: 89
Kilronane Kilronane East Fanlobbus Dunmanway Dunmanway 124 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W253501
OS Sheet: 108
Discovery map: 86
Kilmacabea Mill Kilmacabea Kilmacabea Skibbereen Knockskagh 320 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W207370
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89

Archival sources

  • Bennett (John): Rental of the estates of John Bennett, Co. Cork, 1770. n.3263, p.2881 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Map of the estate of Bennettscourt, Co. Cork, the seat of J. H. Bennett, enlarged from the Ordnance Survey by Hodges and Smith. Folio sheet, coloured, with names of tenants, 1846. Manuscript map: 15 B. 22 (33); National Library of Ireland
  • Extracts of wills of the Baldwin, Bayley, Becher, Aldworth and Bennett families, from 1619 - 1798. T. 996 ; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Bennett, 22 February 1853, Vol 20, MRGS 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Bennett, 9 April 1874, Vol 113, MRGS 39/052, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Bennett family of county Cork (Leader Collection); Irish Genealogical Research Society Library

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Modern printed sources