Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Jones (Benada)

The Jones family were descended from Sir Roger Jones who held mortgages on land which had previously belonged to the O'Haras. In the mid-19th century the family members became Catholic and the head of the family, Daniel Jones, SJ, made over the property to the Sisters of Charity. In May 1857 he offered six lots of lands for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. Rev. Daniel Jones and some other family members are buried in the nearby graveyard.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Benada Benada Kilmacteige Tobercurry Banada 67 Leyny Sligo OSI Ref: G464103
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 24
Altanelvick Altanelvick Dromard Dromore West Dromard East 24 Tireragh Sligo OSI Ref: G580290
OS Sheet: 19
Discovery map: 25

Archival sources

  • GO MSS 175 Pedigree of Jones of Benada & Idryell, county Sligo, 1635-1845. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Jones , 5 May 1857, Vol 45, MRGS 39/022, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Typescript of life of Daniel Jones of Benada, SJ. ; Sligo County Library

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Modern printed sources