In the mid 19th century Mrs Rebecca Benn held land in the parish of Kilvellane, barony of Owney and Arra, county Tipperary. In 1840 the Ordnance Survey Name Books refer to Dromore as "chiefly a demesne with a good dwelling house, held by John Benn".
Contemporary printed sources
- ''GRIFFITH'S VALUATION OF IRELAND'[Primary Valuation of Tenements]', 1850-1858. : Barony of Owney and Arra, 78 (Clonbunny)
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of Untenanted Lands in Rural Districts, Distinguishing Demesnes on Which There is a Mansion...'', HC 1906, c, 177: 278 (Clonbunny)
- ORDNANCE SURVEY NAME BOOKS, County Tipperary: Vol.VI, Parish of Kilvellane, p. 41.