Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Jones (Leitrim)

Catherine Penelope Jones was a lessor of land in several townlands in Drumreilly parish as well as elsewhere in county Leitrim, in 1856. She owned over 9000 acres in county Leitrim including the town of Ballinamore and resided at Hayle-place, Maidstone, Kent in 1876. Property in and near the town of Ballinamore, leased by the Jones Estate, was offered for sale in the Landed Estates' Court by Mary Anne Heran and others, in April 1870. Two sisters of Catherine Penelope Jones of Headford married members of the Marsham family, Earls of Romney, and she was succeeded by her nephew George Marsham. In the 1850s Drumard House in the parish of Mohill was being leased by Rev. Thomas Jones to William Jones. Rev. Thomas Jones is also listed as the owner of over 700 acres in county Leitrim in the 1870s. Thomas H. Jones and Theophilus B. Jones, both of Drumard, served as High Sheriffs of Leitrim in 1822 and 1835 while members of the Jones of Headford family served as High Sheriffs over ten times in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. McParlan records that Theophilus Jones was a non-resident proprietor in Leitrim in 1802.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Kilbracken Kilbracken Carrigallen Mohill Carrigallen East 57 Carrigallen Leitrim OSI Ref: H259045
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 34
Drumard House Drumard Jones Mohill Mohill Drumard 70 Mohill Leitrim OSI Ref: N084935
OS Sheet: 35
Discovery map: 33
Headfort/Headford Headford Annaduff Mohill Annaduff 27 Mohill Leitrim OSI Ref: N013985
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 33

Archival sources

  • Jones of Drumard Family Papers; Leitrim County Library
  • Documents re sale of estate lands, 1902. File 446.; Leitrim County Library
  • Pedigree of Jones of Headford, File B164 Heritage. ; Leitrim County Library
  • Poster re sale of Kilbracken House for Thomas S. Jones, 1905. Pamphlet Box Misc 1. ; Leitrim County Library
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Heran, 30 April 1870, Vol 96, MRGS 39/046, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

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