Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Banfields were a Quaker merchant family of Clonmel, county Tipperary, involved in the milling industry. In the mid 19th century Robert Banfield, William Chaytors and Bernard P. Whelan held 2 townlands in the parish of Kiltegan, barony of Iffa and Offa East. In the 1870s the representatives of Peter R. Banfield, Clonmel, owned 978 acres in county Tipperary. Members of the Banfield family seem to have had connections with the Kinsale and Bandon areas of county Cork from the seventeenth century onwards. The repesentatives of Thomas Banfield (with an address in Bandon) owned over 150 acres in county Cork in the 1870s.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Aghadown House Aghadown Aghadown Skibbereen Aghadown South 313 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W049332
OS Sheet: 141
Discovery map: 88
Seafield (Kinsale) Ballincurrig Ringrone Kinsale Ballinspittle 203 Courceys Cork OSI Ref: W597453
OS Sheet: 124
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • Papers relating to property of the Duckett family in Clonmel, with mention also of the Banfield family 1804-95. D. 17,103-13: M. 2058: T. 7093-4 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Detailed abstract of will of Francis Banfield of Corrane, Co. Cork 1762. Genealogical Office: Ms. 139, p. 80 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Letter to Sir R. Southwell from J. Banfield in Kinsale relating to a large quantity of wine wrecked in different places on the coast of Munster and adjudged in the Admiralty Court of Munster by R. O'Donovan June 11, 1688. Bodleian Library, Ms. Rawl. A. 186 (11,070): (Extracts) ; Oxford University: Bodleian Library

Contemporary printed sources