||Hajba writes that Thomas Franks, a nephew of Thomas Franks of Ballymagooly, occupied this house at the end of the 18th century. He married Margaret Maunsell of Ballybrood, county Limerick. They and their son were murdered by Whiteboys in 1823. A new house was built by George Foster Delaney in the 1830s and he was succeeded by his nephew George Johnson who occupied the house at the time of Griffith's Valuation. It was valued at £17 and held from the representatives of G.B. Lowe. The Johnson remained in possession until the early 20th century leasing the house to Major Mansergh among others. In 1942 the Irish Tourist Association survey noted that the Major had owned a famous horse called Lord Cunningham and that Lisnagoorneen house was then occupied by his nephew.