The Fitzgeralds held the townland of Ballykinealy, parish of Kilmacdonogh, barony of Imokilly, county Cork, from Lord Ponsonby at the time of Griffith's Valuation. William Fitzgerald also held land in the nearby townland of Aghavine. The 329 acre estate of John Fitzgerald held under a lease for 5,000 years from the Earl of Cork to John Fitzredmond FitzGerald was advertised for sale. An affidavit of Michael Joseph Fitzgerald included in the rental traces the Fitzgeralds' possession of Ballykenelly for more than two centuries.
- Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Fitzgerald, 4 July 1861, Vol 62 (45), MRGS 39/031, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
- Abstracts from wills of family of Power of Clonmult, Co. Cork, and Fitzgerald of Ballykenelly, 1667 -- 1827. Genealogical Office: Ms.805, p.27 ; National Library of Ireland
- Family papers of Pierce Fitzgerald, Gaelic poet and lord of Ballykenally near Youghal, Co. Cork, 1784 - 1830. U/80; University College Cork, Boole Library Archives
Contemporary printed sources
- LEWIS, Samuel. ''A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland''. London: S. Lewis & Co., 1837: II, 162 (Ballykinnelly)
- ''GRIFFITH'S VALUATION OF IRELAND'[Primary Valuation of Tenements]', 1850-1858. : Imokilly Barony, 32 (Ballykinealy)