Landed Estates
University of Galway

Jenings (Mount Jennings)

George Jenings, a lawyer and agent, in the mid 18th century, acquired lands from various proprietors in the parishes of Ballinchalla, Ballinrobe and Kilcommon, barony of Kilmaine, county Mayo. His nephew, another George Jenings (1732-1822), was the first to reside at Mount Jenings in the parish of Kilcommon. In 1876 Charles Bingham Jenings owned 1702 acres in county Mayo. The Mount Jenings estate of 1805 acres with a rental of £1139 was advertised for sale in the Landed Estates' Court on 16 July 1886. It included 139 acres in the parish of Annaghdown, barony of Clare, county Galway. The sale was adjourned due to insufficient bidding. Michael Newton, a Canadian descendant of the Jenings of Mount Jenings, did extensive research on the Jenings/Jennings families of counties Mayo and Galway in the late 1970s and 1980s. Some of his work is in the the library of the Irish Genealogical Society.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mount Jennings Roos Kilcommon Ballinrobe Kilcommon 38 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M299 652
OS Sheet: 119
Discovery map: 38
Kilrush House Kilrush Kilcommon Ballinrobe Hollymount 37 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M265 674
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 38

Archival sources

  • Jennings History and Miscellaneous Papers, 2 volumes, presented by Michael Newton, 1983; Irish Genealogical Research Society Library
  • Jennings Papers, no date; Irish Genealogical Research Society Library
  • Abstracts of wills of Jennings from various places including Ballinrobe, Co Mayo and Liskenny, Co Galway, 1579-1793. GO MS 141, 207-209; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers relating to family of Jonine/Jennings and their property at Cregmore, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo, including will 1620 and deeds 1480-1772. D.23,359-65, M.5229, T. 12,763; National Archives of Ireland
  • Westport Estate Papers, rental of the estate of Charles B Jennings 1884-1885. MS 41,078/2; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association. Topographical and General Survey, 1941-1945. Parish of Robeen & Kilcommon. ITA/3/14; Mayo County Library
  • Large volume containing genealogical research on the many branches of the Jennings family in England and Ireland, 15th - 19th centuries, Ms 699.; Representative Church Body Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources