Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Saunders (Kerry)


Estate(s)

Name Description
Saunders (Kerry) The representatives of A.L.Saunders, of Cloghjordan, county Tipperary, were the owners of over 2000 acres in county Kerry in the 1870s. Arthur Saunders was one of the principal lessors in the parish of Ballincuslane, barony of Trughanacmy, county Kerry, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. The Ordnance Survey Name Books record Captain Saunders of Cork as the proprietor of townlands there in the 1830s. Maunsell Andrews, also of Cloghjordan, who was married to Ellen Saunders, held property in the parishes of Dysert and Killeentierna, county Kerry, at the same time. The Saunders family of Tullig , county Kerry had several marriage connections with the Meredith family of Dicksgrove and Annamore.
Meredith (Dysert) Richard Meredith was one of the principal lessors in the parishes of Castleisland and Killeentierna, barony of Trughanacmy, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In the 1830s, the Ordnance Survey Field Name Books record Captain Meredith as the owner of townlands in the parish of Castleisland. The Meredith estate amounted to over 1800 acres in the 1870s. Over 3000 acres of Richard Meredith's estate, including Dicksgrove House, was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in June 1855. In 1863, Several thousand acres in the barony of Trughanacmy, the property of Robert Fitzgerald Meredith, were offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court. At least some of this was land purchased earlier in the Encumbered Estates Court. John Busteed was the tenant of over 800 acres at the time of the sale.
Andrews (Knockanacree) Hussey de Burgh notes Hawtrey Andrews, of knockmacree House, Cloghjordan, as the owner of over 700 acres in King's County [Offaly] in the 1870s. He had married Ellen Saunders of county Kerry. His father, Maunsell Andrews, who is associated with Ratanny House, county Kerry, is noted as a lessor there at the time of Griffith's Valuation