Landed Estates
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Dunne (Moymore)


Name Description
Dunne (Moymore) Mathias Stacpoole of Moymore, county Clare, third son of George Hogan Stacpoole of Cragbrien married firstly Ellen Pilkington and secondly Louisa Macnamara (her second husband was John Macnamara of Moher) by whom he had two daughters Sarah Jane and Mary Louisa. Mary Louisa Stacpoole married firstly Dr James Richard Dunne and they had a daughter Louisa who married Thomas Hugh Kenny (Stacpoole Kenny). In 1866 she married secondly William Ryding. At the time of Griffith's Valuation James R. Dunne held 3 townlands in the parish of Killaspuglonane, barony of Corcomroe, county Clare, amounting to over a thousand acres. He was a Justice of the Peace for county Clare in 1855. In the 1870s Mrs Mary Louisa Ryding owned 1,165 acres in county Clare. see
Stacpoole (Cragbrien) The Reverend William Stacpoole of Cragbrien, parish of Clondagad, barony of Islands, county Clare, was a younger brother of Andrew Stacpoole of Ballyallia, parish of Templemaley, barony of Bunratty Upper and a son of George Stacpoole of Cragbrien and his wife Jane Lysaght of Kilcornan. In 1831 the Reverend William married Jane Marshall of Sandbrook, county Carlow. He was Dean of Kilfenora and died in 1847. At the time of Griffith’s Valuation Mrs Jane Stacpoole held an estate in the parishes of Killaspuglonane and Kilmacrehy, barony of Corcomroe, Rath, barony of Inchiquin and Clondagad, barony of Bunratty Upper. In the 1870s her two unmarried daughters Charlotte Jane (died 1881) and Wilhelmina (died 1894) are recorded as owning 1,390 acres and 1,348 acres respectively in county Clare. The only child of the Reverend William and Jane Stacpoole to have descendants was their daughter Jane who married in 1844 Charles Mahon of Corbally.
Kenny/Stacpoole Kenny Cecil Stacpoole Kenny records the history of the Kenny family and of some other related county Clare families in a volume now preserved in the National Library of Ireland. He writes that an Edmond/Edward Kenny was the first to settle in county Clare. Edmund Kenny was a tenant of the Earl of Thomond at Tiermanna, barony of Ibrickan. Edmund's grandson Matthias by his wife Mary Shannon had seven sons. From their second son David Kenny descended General Sir Thomas Kelly Kenny. Their eldest son Edmund of Carhue was an extensive landholder in the Dysert locality. Edmund's eldest son William Kenny of Cragleigh had a large family. His second son Hugh Kenny of Ballygreen married Helen Macnamara of Corbally co heiress of her brother Thomas and they were the parents of Thomas Hugh Kenny, a solicitor, of Moymore, Indiaville near Limerick and Georges St, Limerick. In 1877 Thomas Hugh Kenny married Louisa Dunne, who inherited the Stacpoole of Moymore estate through her mother Mary Louisa Stacpoole. They became known as Stacpoole Kenny and had three sons and three daughters. Louise wrote popular novels and biographies. Other branches of the Kenny family intermarried with the Martyns of Gregans Castle, O'Gormans, Lingards, Lysaghts, Macnamaras and Ryans.