Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Kennedy (Waterford)

Burke indicates that this family's association with Waterford stems from its descent from the family of O'Kennedy of Ballikeirogue Castle. In the 1870s Sir Charles E. Kennedy, Baronet, owned over 6600 acres in county Waterford as well as over 1000 acres in Dublin. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the representatives of Sir. J. Kennedy were among the principal lessors in the parish of Kinsalebeg, barony of Decies-within-Drum. Sir Charles Edward Kennedy was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Ballylaneen, Kilgobnet and Kilrossanty, barony of Decies without Drum at the same time. Catherine Kennedy held townlands in the parish of Kilgobnet. In June 1863 Sir Charles E.Kennedy offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court over 2200 acres of his county Waterford estate. Sadleir, referring to the 1770s, notes Charles Kennedy "of Johnstown, son to Kennedy the attorney" and his brother Edward.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Pilltown House Pilltown Kinsalebeg Youghal Kinsalebeg 101 Decies-within-Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X134799
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 82
Rockview (Decies) Ballylaneen Ballylaneen Kilmacthomas Ballylaneen 38 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: S403022
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 82
Kilrossanty Mill Boolattin Kilrossanty Kilmacthomas Mountkennedy 49 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: S309027
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 82
Carrigmoorna House Carrigmoorna Kilrossanty Kilmacthomas Mountkennedy 49 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X311995
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 82
Ballydavid House Ballydavid Crooke Waterford Woodstown 94 Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: S678068
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 76

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Kennedy, 25 June 1863, Vol 68, MRGS 39/034, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms to the descendants of Edward Kennedy late of Johnstown, Co. Dublin and to his son, John Kennedy of Johnstown, June 24, 1836. Genealogical Office: Ms.107, pp.106-7 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Kennedy, Barts., of Johnstown Kennedy, Hazlehatch, Co. Dublin, 1720--1913. Genealogical Office: Ms.113, pp.361-3 ; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources