Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Pennefather (New Park & Lakefield)

In 1667 Cornet Matthew Pennefather from Staffordshire was granted lands in the barony of Slievardagh, county Tipperary. His son, also named Matthew, married Lavina Kingsmill of New Park, county Tipperary and through this marriage the Pennefathers inherited the New Park estate. Matthew and Lavinia had three sons, Kingsmill of New Park, Matthew and William of Marlow. Succeeding generations of Pennefathers lived at New Park. Junior branches of the family settled at Ballylanigan, Knockeevan and Lakefield. Family members represented Cashel in Parliament. Lewis writes that the parish of Ballingarry was the property of Matthew Pennefather who had extensive coal mines on his estates. Matthew Pennefather held at least 5 townlands in the parish of Ballingarry at the time of Griffith's Valuation and also held land in the parishes of Ballysheehan and Erry, barony of Middlethird. K. Pennefather held land in the parish of Killenaule. At the same time William Pennefather held land in the parishes of Kilvemnon, barony of Slievardagh and Baptistgrange, barony of Middlethird. Parts of the unsettled estates of Mathew Pennefather of Newpark were advertised for sale in October and November 1851 amounting to over 2,500 acres and premises in Cashel. The New Park estate of 1,730 acres was advertised for sale in June 1852. 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. In the 1870s the representatives of Kingsmill Pennefather, Liverpool owned 721 acres and Richard Pennefather of Lakefield owned 1,220 acres in county Tipperary.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Glenview Ballingarry Lower Ballingarry Callan Ballingarry Slievardagh Tipperary OSI Ref: S295 486
OS Sheet: 55
Discovery map: 67
Knockanglass Knockanglass Killenaule Cashel Cooleagh 45 Slievardagh Tipperary OSI Ref: S196 419
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 66
Hilton Ballylanigan (Pennefather) Kilvemnon Callan Kilvemnon 25 Slievardagh Tipperary OSI Ref: S354 388
OS Sheet: 63
Discovery map: 67
New Park Newpark Ballysheehan Cashel Ballysheehan 35 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S117 441
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 66
Lakefield (Middlethird) Ballygambon Baptistgrange Cashel Colman 42 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S210 321
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 67
St Johnstown St Johnstown St Johnstown Cashel Cooleagh 45 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S230 411
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 67
Castlepark House/ Mantle Hill Castlepark Relickmurry & Athassel Tipperary Golden 162 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: S008 386
OS Sheet: 60
Discovery map: 66

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
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Pennefather, 15 June 1852, Vol 16 (20), MRGS 39/007, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Pennefather of Needwood in Staffordshire ...... of Ballyowen (afterwards New Park), of Killshane and Ballyneira, Ballylanigan, Pontevarler in Co. Tipperary, of Coolnamork, Co. Waterford, and of Marlow, c.1520 -- c.1844. Genealogical Office: Ms.176, pp.16 & 29-44 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Typescript copy of history of the Pennefather family of Staffordshire and Ireland, compiled by the Rev. Canon James Pennefather, All Saints' Rectory, Lisnagry, Co. Limerick, [c. 1974?]. Ms 22,312; National Library of Ireland
  • S. Gordon & Son, solicitor's collection, includes papers relating to the estates of the Pennefather family in Cos Tipperary, Wicklow, Kildare, Cork & Wexford, 18th & 19th centuries, divided into sections. Associated families Bunbury, Denroche, Dunscombe, Green & Mulcahy. Small Accs. Index 103, D. 17,597-17,736: T. 7150-7172, M.2090-2175 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Pennefather, (Cashel town premises), 15 Oct 1851, Vol 11 (20), MRGS 39/005, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Pennefather, 18 Nov 1851, Vol 11 (64), MRGS 39/005, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Walker (Poulecopple West), 2 July 1861, Vol 62 (37), MRGS 39/031, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pennefather Papers, marriage settlement of Richard Pennefather of Lakefield & Emma Elizabeth Vaughton of Warwick, 1857. TL/F/37; Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles

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Modern printed sources