Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Bennett (Bennett's Court)

The Bennetts were established in county Cork by the mid 17th century and were seated at Ballymore by the mid 18th century. Joseph Bennett, whose will was dated 1761, married Elizabeth Warren and had an only daughter and heiress, Susanna, who married George Jackson of Glanbeg, county Waterford in 1781. They had four sons Joseph H. of Bennett's Court, George of Glanbeg, Reverend John and Captain Edward. The eldest, Joseph Henry, succeeded to the Bennett estate and took that name. He died in 1861 and was succeeded by his nephew,Thomas Edward, who was succeeded by his brother,John Charles in 1869. He also took the name and arms of Bennett and in 1865 married Mary, daughter and co heir of the Reverend Francis Newport. They had two sons and four daughters. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, Joseph Henry Bennett owned an estate in the parishes of Donaghmore, barony of Barretts and Templerobin, barony of Barrymore, county Cork. The Bennett estate amounted to 1,851 acres in the 1870s.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Bennett's Court Ballymore Templerobin Cork Queenstown Rural 103 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W822 674
OS Sheet: 87
Discovery map: 81
The Priory Ballymore Templerobin Cork Queenstown Rural 103 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W833 673
OS Sheet: 87
Discovery map: 81
Ballymore House Ballymore Templerobin Cork Queenstown Rural 103 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W832 673
OS Sheet: 88
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Map of the estate of Bennettscourt, Co. Cork, the seat of J. H. Bennett, enlarged from the Ordnance Survey by Hodges and Smith. Folio sheet, coloured, with names of tenants, 1846. Manuscript map: 15 B. 22 (33) ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of certificate of arms of late Joseph Bennett, Recorder of City of Cork, Nov. 27, 1811. GO Ms.106, p.19; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms to Joseph Henry Jackson of Ballymore, Co. Cork on his assuming under Royal Licence the name and arms of Bennett in accordance with the will of his grandfather, Joseph Bennett, Recorder of Cork, Nov. 27, 1811. GO Ms.106, p.18 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of Royal Licence to Joseph Henry Jackson of Ballymore, Co. Cork, to bear the name and arms of Bennett, Oct. 22, 1811. GO Ms.150, pp.134-6 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of Royal Licence to Joseph Henry Jackson of Ballymore, Co. Cork, to bear the name and arms of Bennett only, Nov. 9, 1811. GO Ms.149, pp.137-40 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Bennett family of county Cork (Leader Collection); Irish Genealogical Research Society Library
  • Maps of the lands of Ahadallane and Pluckanes West, the estate of J. H. Bernett, situate in the barony of Barretts, Co. Cork. c. 1860. 15 B. 22 (29-32); National Archives of Ireland

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