Landed Estates
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Kelly (Kilrush)


Estate(s)

Name Description
Kenny/Kelly Kenny (Treanmanagh) David Kenny of Tiermanna, barony of Ibrickan, county Clare, married Mary O'Gorman and died in 1833. He had six sons and two daughters. Cecil Stacpoole Kenny writes that their eldest son Matthias acquired estates. Reid writes that he bought almost 4,000 acres in the barony of Ibrickan. The O'Brien estate of Scrappul in the barony of Ibrickan was advertised for sale in February 1857. It was close to Doolough Lake. Matthias Kenny married but had no children, so he left his estates to his nephew General Sir Thomas Kelly Kenny. Thomas Kelly Kenny was the fifth son of Matthias's sister Mary who married Mathew Kelly of Kilrush, son of John Kelly of Craggaknock and his wife Anne Butler of Doonbeg. In the 1870s Matthew Kelly of Kilrush owned 1,277 acres and Captain Thomas Kelly Kenny owned 5,736 acres in county Clare. By 1909 the General had agreed to sell over 5,000 acres to the Congested Districts' Board. The General died unmarried in 1914.
Kelly (Kilrush) At the time of Griffith's Valuation Matthew Kelly of Kilrush held an estate in the parish of Kilmurry, barony of Ibrickan, county Clare and in the parishes of Kilmaley, barony of Islands and Kimacduane, barony of Moyarta. Mathew Kelly of Kilrush, son of John Kelly of Craggaknock and his wife Anne Butler of Doonbeg married Mary Kenny sister of Mathias Kenny of Treanmanagh. Their fifth son General Sir Thomas Kelly inherited the estate of his Kenny uncle and took the name Kenny. Crofton Moore Vandeleur was leasing land to John Kelly of Kilrush, merchant in 1840.