Landed Estates
University of Galway

Jenings (Fountainhill)

The Jenings family were established at Fountainhill in the parish of Kilmainebeg, county Mayo, from at least the mid 18th century. A number of them are buried in Cong Abbey and in 1769 Ulick Jenings married Catherine, daughter of George McNamara of Cong. The estate of 251 acres including a corn mill and good dwelling house was advertised for sale in the Encumbered Estates' Court in April 1852. The Freeman's Journal reported the purchase of some of the property by Edward O'Donnell. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the property was owned by Patrick Blake.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Fountainhill Fountainhill Kilmainebeg Ballinrobe Kilmaine 24 Kilmaine Mayo OSI Ref: M242 574
OS Sheet: 121
Discovery map: 38

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Jenings, 6 Apr 1852, Vol 14, MRGS 39/006, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Ulick Jenings, 2 Apr 1910. GO MS 111a: 32; National Library of Ireland
  • 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