Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Ryan (Ballymackeogh)

This family were settled in county Tipperary from the mid 17th century. In 1814 William Ryan of Ballymackeogh married Anne, daughter of Reverend John Pennefather, rector of St Johns, Newport, county Tipperary. They had five sons and four daughters. Their second son, John, married his cousin, Louisa Richarda, daughter of Major Kingsmill Pennefather of Knockinglass, county Tipperary. In June 1861 premises in the town of Kilmallock, county Limerick, the estate of John Ryan and John Pennefather, heir-at-law of William Westby Pennefather were advertised for sale. The Ryan estate was in the parish of Kilvellane. In the 1870s William Ryan of Ballymackeogh owned 1,352 acres in county Tipperary.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballymackeogh Ballymackeogh Kilvellane Nenagh Newport 96 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R709 615
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Ryan & Pennefather, 18 June 1861, Vol 62 (17), MRGS 39/031, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Statement of case, Daunt, Pleasants, Grogan, Knox, etc. v. Ryan, 1796, containing genealogical information on the Ryan family of Co. Tipperary, 18th c. M. 5482 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Genealogical Office report on Ryan of Ballymackeogh, Co. Tipperary, c.1600 -- 1865. Genealogical Office: Ms.818(9) ; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers of the Lucas Family, Co Offaly (including papers of the Drews of Drewscourt, Cos Waterford & Limerick, & the Ryans of Ballymackeogh, Co Tipperary), 17th-19th centuries. LE37; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway

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