Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Hunt (Kilshannig)

Thomas Hunt, a Cromwellian soldier, settled in Ireland and his descendants acquired estates in counties Dublin, Kildare, Meath and Wicklow. In 1784 John Hunt married Anne Lombard of Lombardstown, county Cork. Their third son James Hunt lived at Aldworth and Danesfort in the parish of Kilshannig, barony of Duhallow. He was left the Danesfort estate by his uncle Captain Edmund Lombard who died in 1848. At the time of Griffith's Valuation James Hunt held land in the parish of Matehy, barony of East Muskerry. Five members of the Hunt family of Danesfort are listed in the return of Landowners of one acre or more in 1876. Their total acreage amounted to over 4,200 acres in county Cork.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Aldworth Aldworth Kilshannig Mallow Kilshannig 248 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: W502 937
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 80
Danesfort Kilpadder North Kilshannig Mallow Kilshannig 248 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: W518 943
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 80

Archival sources

  • Lombard Family Papers, deposited by Edward Hunt of Danesfort, Mallow. Acc No 971, PC 140, PC 192; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Glantane; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources