William Whitney, of Knocknanav, Belgooly, owned over 1000 acres in county Cork in the 1870s. He was among the principal lessors in Leighmoney parish, barony of Kinalea, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. He married Anne Hungerford of Burren, county Cork and their eldest son was Henry Hungerford Whitney whose was resident at Turrets, county Cork in 1910.
- Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Tracton; Cork County Library
Contemporary printed sources
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of owners of land of one acre and upwards, in the several counties .... in Ireland''. HC 1876, LXXX: 137
- HUSSEY DE BURGH, U. H. ''The Landowners of Ireland. An alphabetical list of the owners of estates of 500 acres or £500 valuation and upwards in Ireland''. Dublin: Hodges, Foster and Figgis, 1878. [available online at www.askaboutireland.ie] : 476
- ''GRIFFITH'S VALUATION OF IRELAND'[Primary Valuation of Tenements]', 1850-1858. : Kinalea Barony, 66 (Nohaval)