EDWARD LAW
KILKENNY HISTORY
MISCELLANEOUS HOUSES
 
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BALIEF CASTLE, parish of Clomantagh, barony of Crannagh.
6.7.1802 John Rowan, Balleef, Co Kilkenny, gent. [Mar Lic]
2.9.1807 Robert St George, Balief Castle, game licence. [LJ]
30.4.1808 Robert St George, Bailief. [LJnl]
5.10.1808 Robert St George, Balief, game licence. [LJ]
28.2.1810 Robert St George, Balief Castle, Freshford. [LJ]
26.9.1810 Robert St George, Balief, game licence. [LJ]
16.10.1811 Robert St George, Balief Castle, game licence. [LJ]
1836 Robert St George, Balief Castle [Mod 27.4.1836]
1836 Hercules St George, Balief. [Mod 27.4.1836]
4.8.1841 Hercules St George, Balief. [Mod]
14.2.1844 Hercules St George, Balief Castle, Esq. [Mod]
1853 Hercules L St George, JP, Balief Castle, Freshford. [Thom]
1873 DW Kavanagh had a lease from Sir John St George, which may be Balief Castle. [KAS Deed]
1884 Denis W Kavanagh, Balief Castle, Urlingford. [Bassett]
1898 Mrs DW Kavanagh, representatives of DW Kavanagh, Balief Castle (see Rosssmore Lodge). [KAS Deed]
1899 Mary Ann Kavanagh, Balief Castle, widow. [KAS Deed]
1969 A Shortal castle in ruins is next to Balief House. [O’Kelly]
1993 Balief, medieval cylindrical tower, 2 miles E of Urlinford. 18.S.32.63.
 
BALIEF HOUSE, parish of Clomantagh, barony of Crannagh.
31.1.1857 Hercules I St George, JP, Balief. [Mod]
1860 T Bligh St George, Balief. [Will]
1862 Rebecca St George. [Will]
 
BALIEF LODGE.
30.5.1807 To let, the lodge and farm at Balief lately held by Mr McDonagh, 22a, convenient to high road from Kilkenny to Johnstown, 1 mile of Spa of Ballyspellan. Proposals to Rev George St George. [LJ]
1818 William Cormack, Balief Lodge [I Wills]
28.5.1831 To let, Balief Lodge & 8a, 1 mle of Ballyspellan, 2 mile Johnstown & Urlingford and 4 of Freshford. [Jnl]
 
BALLEEN CASTLE, parish of Balleen, barony of Galmoy.
29.2.1812 Lands of Balleen, estate of Robert Browne Esq., lately in possession of Mr Phillips, I mile of Freshford, 8 mile of Kilkenny. [LJ]
1876 Denis W Kavanagh, Balief Castle, Urlingford, 128. [Land]
1969 A ruined Mountgarret castle. [O’Kelly]
1993 Balleen, C17th house with transom and mullion windows, in very bad state of repair. Also remains of bawn and arch. Probably built c1647, 3 miles NW of Freshford. 18.S.37.67. [KK Dev Plan]
 
BALLINLAW CASTLE, parish of Kilcolumb, barony of Ida.
1653 Ballinlaw Castle forfeited under Cromwell. [O’Kelly]
1969 Ballinlaw Castle in ruins was Ormonde property. [O’Kelly]
 
BALLYBUR CASTLE, Ballybur parish, Shillelogher barony.
1637 Richard Comerford, Ballybur [I Wills]
1725 George Mansergh, Ballybur. [Oss Wills]
12.7.1769 Michael Dwigan of the castle of Ballybirr. [FLJ]
1836 Richard Mansergh St George, Ballyburr. [Mod 27.4.1836]
1876 Reps of Thomas Delahunty, Ballybur, Cuffesgrange, 99. [Land]
1969 Ballybur Castle stands firm and is partly occupied. [O’Kelly]
1993 Ballyburr, a late tower house still standing to its full height with some of its original floors, but without its roof. It was occupied until some years ago, Cuffe’s Grange. 18.S.61.38. [KK Dev Plan]
 
BALLYCARRAN, Odagh parish, barony of Crannagh.
1779 Pierce Purcell, Ballyconra. [Oss Wills]17.2.1796 Thomas son of John Butler Esq., Ballycarron. [KK Coll]
1997 Substantial house.
 
BALLYCOCKSUIST.
1837 John Sheppard of Ballycocksouist. [Mod 9.12.1837]
 
BALLYCONRA HALL, parish of Aharney, barony of Galmoy.
1724 Ballyconra Hall by the Nore side was built in 1724 by the Mountgarret family. [O’Kelly]
 
BALLYCONRA HOUSE, parish of Aharney, barony of Galmoy.
1716 Original owner Viscount Mountgarret. [Georgian]
1721 John Clarke, Ballyconra [I Wills]
1767 2 servants of V Mountgarret committed for disposing of large part of furniture of Ballyconra whilst he was in France.
9.11.1772 Richard Shee of Ballyconra, Co Kilkenny, gent, papist. [Mar Lic]
11.7.1767 Lord Mountgarret at Ballyconra. [FLJ]
1778 Pierce Purcell, Ballyconra [I Wills]
1788 Terence Fitzpatrick, Ballyconra. [I Wills]
30.4.1808 Hon Samuel & Hon Pierse Butler, Ballyconra. [LJnl]
5.10. 1808 Hon Pierce Butler, Ballyconra, game licence. [LJ]
6.9.1809 Hon Pierce Butler, Ballyconra, game licence. [LJ]
26.9.1810 Hon Pierce Butler, Ballyconra, game licence. [LJ]
9.3.1811 Hon Pierce Butler of Ballyconra appointed High Sheriff. [LJ]
16.10.1811 Hon Pierce Butler, Ballyconra, game licence. [LJ]
c1821 Hon Pierce Somerset Butler, Ballyconra House. [KingsInn]
29.9.1821 Hon Pierce Butler, Ballyconra, game cert. [Mod]
1824 Hon Pierce Butler, Ballyconra, Ballyragget. [Pigot]
c1826 Hon Pierce Butler, Ballyconra. [Kins Inn]
1837 Thomas, 5th son of Hon. Pierce Butler of Ballyconra. [KAS deed]
12.4.1843 Col. Butler, MP, Ballyconra House. [Jnl]
15.4.1840 Pierse Butler, Ballyconra. [Jnl]
1853 Michael Cahill, JP, Ballyconra, Ballyragget. [Thom]
1863 Michael Cahill, Ballyconra House. [Mod 10.1.1863]
1864 Michael Cahill, Ballyconra. [Kings Inn]
1873 Michael Cahill, Ballyconra, Ballyragget. [Mod 4.1.1873]
1876 Michael Cahill, Ballyconra, Ballyraggett, 2,249. [Land]
1876 Arthur Wellesley Mosse, Ballyconra, Ballyraggett, 1,350. [Land]
1883 Colonel Cahill, Ballyconra, Ballyragget. [KAS deed C misc]
1884 Capt. John N Cahill, Ballyconra House, Ballyragget. [Bassett]
1884 Viscount Mountgarret, DL, Ballyconra House. [Bassett]
1969 Ballyconra House is now the home of Robert Cahill. [O’Kelly]
1969 Ballyconra, owner Col. Nugent Cahill. [Georgian]
1993 Ballyconra, tall narrow gable-ended house, early C18th. S.43.72.18. [KK Dev Plan]
 
BALLYCUDDIHY HOUSE, parish of Fertagh, barony of Galmoy.
1778 Pierce Purcell, Ballyconra [I Wills]
1788 Terence Fitzpatrick, Ballyconra. [I Wills]
1969 There is a castle in ruins north of Ballycuddihy House. [O’Kelly]
 
BALLYDUFFE, parish of Inistioge, barony of Gowran.
1717 Joseph Robbins, Ballyduffe, Co Kilkenny. [Kings Inn]
1722 Joseph Robbins, Ballyduffe, Co Kilkenny. [Kings Inn]
1.8.1754 Will of George Robbins of New Ross, late of Ballyduff. [Will Abs]
26.6.1773 On a visit to Sir John Hasler, Bart., at Ballyduffe. [FLJ]
26.2.1774 Sir John Hasler, Ballyduffe. [FLJ]
24.4.1774 Sir John Hasler, Ballyduffe. [FLJ]
2.11.1774 For sale or let, Ballyduff, Thomastown, game & fish, 72a, apply Sir John Hasler, Dublin Castle or Ballyduff. [FLJ]
1783 To let house & demesne of Ballyduff, 74a. [FLJ 15.2.1783]
30.4.1796 Hon Pierce Butler Cooper & Catherine his wife, Ballyduff, Thomastown. [FLJ]
31.5.1797 Thomas Heron of Ballyduff, Esq. (Possibly near Callan)[FLJ]
31.1.1798 Hon Pierce Butler Cooper, Ballyduff, Thomastown. [FLJ]
1801 Ballyduff, seat of Hon. P Butler Cooper. [Tighe]
3.12.1808 H A Bushe, Ballyduffe. [LJ]
28.7.1810 To let, house & demesne of Ballyduffe 70a, apply Henry A Bushe near Thomastown. [LJ]
4.1.1821 Jas Coghill Coghill Bart., High Sheriff of Co. Kilkenny, Ballyduffe. [Mod]
29.9.1821 Charles K Bushe, Game cert. [Mod]
1836 Sir Josiah Coghill, Bart. Ballyduff. [Mod 27.4.1836]
24.7.1847 Robert Langrishe, Ballyduffe. [KJnl]
1853 Robert Langrishe, JP, Ballyduff. [Thom]
31.1.1857 Robert H Langrishe, JP, Ballyduff. [Mod]
1858 Robert H Langrishe, Ballyduff. [Will]
1866 Isabella Langrishe, Ballyduff. [Will]
1873 Charlotte Langrishe, Ballyduff. [Will]
1873 Sale at Ballyduff house, residence of late Miss Langrishe. [Mod 5.4.1873]
1881 Mrs Langrishe, Ballyduff House. [Slater]
1993 Ballyduff, late C18th five-bay two-storey house. 2 miles west of Inistioge. 23.S.61.38. [KK Dev Plan]
 
BALLYDUFF CASTLE, parish of Inistioge, barony of Gowran.
1969 The ruined castle of Ballyduff adjoins Ballyduff House. [O’Kelly]
1993 Ballyduff, C17th tower-house, burnt but rebuilt, 1 mile W of Inistioge. 23.S.61.38. [KK Dev Plan]
 
BALLYELLIN.
30.10.1811 Walter Blackney, Esq., Ballyellin, Goresbridge. [LJ]
1863 James Cullen Esq., Ballyellin. [Mod 10.1.1863]
 
BALLYFOYLE CASTLE.
1625 Edmund Purcell of Ballyfoyle killed by Edmund Blanchville.[St Patricks graveyard]
1813 Gerald McEnery, Ballyfoyle [I Wills]
1993 Ballyfoyle, small tower standing two thirs height with attractive approach past farmhouse, 4 miles NNE of Kilkenny. 19.S.52.63. [KK Dev Plan]
 
BALLYHALE CASTLE, Derrynahinch parish, Knocktopher barony.
1969 The old Walshe chapel adjoins the present Catholic church. [O’Kelly]
 
BALLYHENNEBERY, Iverk.
1801 Mr Martins of Ballyhennebery. [Tighe]
 
BALLYJAMES HOUSE, Glin, parish of Rosbercon, barony of Ida.
1969 Ballyjames House was occupied by a detachment of the national army for a period during the second world war. [O’Kelly]
 
BALLYKEEFFE CASTLE, parish of Kilmanagh, barony of Crannagh.
1668 John Butler, Ballykeeffe [I Wills]
1703 Theobald Butler, Ballykeeffe [I Wills]
1758 William Lanigan, Ballykeeffe [I Wills]
1765 John Lanigan, Ballykeeffe [I Wills]
23.1.1771 To let, the castle quarter of Ballykeefe, 107a, a good dwelling house. Proposals to Nicholas Lanigan, Wallslough. [FLJ]
1969 Ballykeefe Castle is in ruins. [O’Kelly]
 
BALLYKEEFE CASTLE, Tullaghnabrogue parish, Shillelogher barony.
1969 The castle is in ruins near the Ballykeefe border. [O’Kelly]
 
BALLYLARKIN CASTLE, parish of Ballylarkin, barony of Crannagh.
1969 There is a ruined Shortal castle. [O’Kelly]
 
BALLYLARKIN HOUSE, parish of Ballylarkin, barony of Crannagh.
1736 Rewards for capture of those concerned in assaulting and robbing Richard Shee of Ballylorkan, Co Kk.
1753 Richard Shee [I Wills]
1761 Denis Shee, Ballylarkin [I Wills]
21.12.1786 Barton Lodge of Ballylarkin, Co Kilkenny, gent. [Mar Lic]
5.10.1808 William Lodge, Ballylarkin, game licence. [LJ]
26.9.1810 Oliver Lodge, Ballylarkin, game licence. [LJ]
1969 Ballylarkin House is the Gibbons’ home. [O’Kelly]
 
BALLYLINCH.
1781 John Rothe, Ballylinch, Thomastown. [FLJ 3.2.1781]
1783 To set, lands of Joiners Folly commonly called Somerset, in Liberties of Kilkenny, apply John Roth, Ballylinch. [FLJ 27.8.1783]
1993 Ballylinch. In Mount Juliet demesne. 19.S.56.42. [KK Dev Plan]
 
BALLYMAC HOUSE, Burnchurch parish, Shillelogher barony.
3.4.1774 Francis Flood Esq., Ballymack. [FLJ]
1782 Francis Flood Esq., Ballymack. [FLJ 12.6.1782]
1784 Francis Flood, Ballymack. [FLJ 31.3.1784]
26.9.1810 Saunders Barton, Ballymack, game licence. [LJ]
1812 Benjamin Barton son of Saunders Barton of Ballymach, Co Kilkenny & … Briscoe. [Kings Inn]
1832 John Barton & Saunders Barton, Ballymack, gents. [Voters]
1969 Ballymac House. [O’Kelly]
 
BALLYMOUNTAIN.
1839 William Weekes Esq., Ballymountain, Co Kilkenny. [IG Wfd Poll list]
1884 Alex C Anderson, JP, Ballymountain, Waterford. [Bassett]
 
BALLYNABARNEY HOUSE, parish of the Rower, barony of Ida.
1792 James Bolger, 2nd son of Edward Bolger, Ballinabarney, Co Kilkenny. T 1792. [Kings Inn]
1801 Ballynabarney, seat of Mr Bolger. [Tighe]
31.8.181 James Bolger, Ballybarna, Catholic committee. [LJ]
13.3.1833 Edward Bolger, Ballinatara. [Jnl]
1837 E Bolger, Ballinabarna. [Mod 4.10.1837]
1840 Ballynabarney House built by a Bolger. [O’Kelly]
1840 R Bolger, Ballynarna. [Jnl 30.9.1840]
4.10.1845 Edward Bolger, Ballinabarney . [Mod]
1884 Wm H Bolger, JP, Ballinabarney, New Ross. [Bassett]
1950 Destroyed by fire. [O’Kelly]
1969 Again restored as the Bolger home. [O’Kelly]
 
BALLYNABOOLEY CASTLE, parish of Tullaherin, barony of Gowran.
1969 Ballynabooley Castle, still a fine structure. [O’Kelly]
 
BALLYNACOOLY CASTLE, Killahy parish, Knocktopher barony.
1969 Ballynacooly castle of which little remains was Walshe property and James Walsh paid 2/- heart money for his house here in 1664. [O’Kelly]
 
BALLYNAMONA HOUSE, Jerpoint Church parish, Knocktopher barony.
31.1.1857 James S Blake, JP, Ballinamona. [Mod]
1873 Death of James S Blake, Ballynamona, Co KK. [Mod 13.9.1873]
1873 James A Blake, Ballnamona, Thomastown. [Mod 25.10.1873]
1969 Ballynamona House is marked on the OS sheet. [O’Kelly]
 
BALLYNEAL HOUSE.
1684 James Walsh, Ballyneale [I Wills]
1725 John Butler, Ballyneale, Co. Waterford [I Wills]
1801 E Elmsmere and E Elliot at Ballyneale. [Tighe]
1836 John Cooke, Ballyneale. [Mod 27.4.1836]
1840 John Cooke, Ballyneal. [Jnl 30.9.1840]
10.3.1841 John Cooke, Ballyneale. [Mod]
1853 William Cooke, JP, Rosbercon, Ross. [Thom]
1856 John Cooke Esq., Ballyneale. [Thom]
1873 Mr Cooke, Ballyneal. [Mod 25.10.1873]
1877 John Cooke, Ballyneal House. [Will]
1884 Richard Cooke, JP, Ballyneale, New Ross. [Bassett]
 
BALLYNOONY CASTLE, Kilbeacon parish, Knocktopher barony.
1969 The site of Ballynoony Castle. [O’Kelly]
 
BALLYOGAN CASTLE, parish of Graiguenamanagh, barony of Gowran.
1969 A galmoy castle in ruins is beside the Barrow. [O’Kelly]
 
BALLYQUIN HOUSE.
1837 Bartholomew Dillon, Ballyquin House, Co Kilkenny, JP. [Kings]
 
BALLYRAGGET CASTLE, parish of Donaghmore, barony of Fassidinan.
1495 Ballyragget Castle built in 1495. [O’Kelly]
 
BALLYRAGGET LODGE, parish of Donaghmore barony of Fassidinan.
1747 Died at his seat, Co. Kk, James Butler of Ballyraggett.
29.7.1797 Nicholas Lalor Esq., Ballyragget Lodge. [FLJ]
1801 Ballyragget Lodge, on the Nore, the seat of Mr T Kavanagh. [Tighe]
31.7.1802 Thomas Kavanagh Esq., Ballyragget Lodge. [FLJ]
22.1.1803 Timber, apply Edmund M’Conron, Ballyragget Lodge. [LJ]
1.2.1804 Thomas Kavanagh Esq., Ballyragget Lodge. [LJ]
27.12.1806 T Kavanagh, Ballyragget Lodge. [LJ]
2.9.1807 Thomas Kavanagh, Ballyragget Lodge, game licenece. [LJ]
30.4.1808 T Kavanagh, Ballyragget Lodge. [LJnl]
28.9.1808 T Kavanagh Esq., Ballyragget Lodge. [LJ]
5.10.1808 Thomas Kavanagh, Ballyragget Lodge, game licenece. [LJ]
16.10.1811 Thomas Kavanagh, Ballyragget Lodge, game licence. [LJ]
1819 Hon James Butler of Ballyragget Lodge, Co Kk [KAS Deeds D14-B15]
2.1.1821 To let, house & demesne of Ballyraggett Lodge, now in possession of Earl of Ormonde. [Mod]
13.3.1833 Thomas H Ball, Ballyragget Lodge. [Jnl]
31.10.1835 Capt. Ball, late of Ballyraggett House, has arrived in Canada. [Mod]
1853 Lt-Col Ralph H Johnson, JP, Ballyragget Lodge. [Thom]
31.1.1857 R H Johnson JP, Ballyragget Lodge. [Mod]
1861 Ralph Henry J Walsh, Ballyragget Lodge. [Will]
1969 Robert Butler built Ballyragget Lodge, now a Sisters of Mercy convent. [O’Kelly]
1870 The Lodge, Ballyragget, Lady H M Kavanagh. [?]
 
BALLYREAL.
2.1.1773 To let, house & demesne of Ballyreal in Co. Kilkenny, and 37 a, on river Nore 2 mile from Ross -–ore detail- Proposals to Mr Henry Ivie junr at Ballyreal, and others. [FLJ]
 
BALLYREDDIN.
3.12.1808 John Shee, Ballyreddin. [LJ]
30.4.1808 John Shee, Ballyreddin. [LJnl]
1839 John Shee Esq., Ballyreddan. [Kinder]
 
BALLYRING CASTLE, parish of Sheffin, barony of Galmoy.
1844 Carrigan states there was a castle levelled in 1844. [O’Kelly]
 
BALLYSALA, parish of Kilderry, barony of Gowran.
1683 Charles Brennan, Ballysallagh. [I Wills]
1752 Gerald Byrne, Ballysallagh [I Wills]
12.8.1767 Robert Kelly of Ballysallagh, Co Kilkenny, gent. [Mar Lic]
24.10.1770 Lawrence & Gerald Doyle of Ballysallah. [FLJ]
3.4.1774 Laurence or Gerald Doyle of Ballysalla. [FLJ]
1783 Married at Ballysallagh, Mr Charles Byrne of Ballyspellan to Miss Mary Doyle. [FLJ 31.12.1783]
1786 Robert Kelly, Ballysallagh. [Oss Wills]
21.1.1792 Thomas Kelly of Ballysalla, Co Kilkenny Esq., protestants. [Mar Lic]
31.8.1796 Laurence & Gerald Doyle (Ballysala). [FLJ]
2.11.1796 Sale by auction of furniture of Thomas Kelly, defendant by James Kearney Esq and Felix Byrne, plaintiffs. [FLJ]
28.8.1802 To let 120a of lands of Ballysalla, apply Lawrence or Gerald Doyle. [LJ]
30.4.1808 Thomas Kelly, Ballysallagh. [LJ]
3.12.1808 To let, 50a and a dwelling house lately built –description- being part of lands of Ballysala. [LJ]
1839 William Doyle Esq., Ballasalla. [Kinder]
29.4.1840 John Moore at Ballysalla House will show lands. [Jnl]
1870 John J Doyle Esq., JP, Ballysallagh House. [Slater]
1873 Mr Doyle at Ballysalla. [Mod 5.4.1873]
1876 John Joseph Doyle, Ballysalla, 572a. [Land]
1881 John J Doyle Esq., JP, Ballysallagh House. [Slater]
1884 John Joseph Doyle, Ballysalla House. [Bassett]
1969 Ballysallagh House, the Bennett family home. [O’Kelly]
1993 Ballysallagh, mid C18th T-plan house. 1 mile south of Johnswell. 19.S.56.60. [KK Dev Plan]
1997 From talk by Kieran White: Ballysallagh was Purcell property. Mary Purcell married Gerald Byrne and in 1720 his (her?) father assigned the property to him. A date stone, 1722, was found in the attic which would accord with the style. Carrigan says the house was new in 1810, but he was probably referring to a remodelling. Gerald Doyle, grandson (of Gerald Byrne?), inherited the property in 1760. The Doyles were not locals. William Doyle died1847, the last resident Doyle died in 1939 after which came the Hanlan family. The Whites bought the house in 1986.
 
BALLYSHEANMOR Castle, PARISH OF Gowran Demesne, barony of Gowran.
1969 Ballysheanmor Castle is in Pigeon Park. [O’Kelly]
1993 Ballyshanemore, tall tower in demesne, Gowran. 19.S.63.52. [KK Dev Plan]
 
BALLYSPELLAN HOUSE, parish of Fertagh, barony of Galmoy.
1832 George Delaney, Ballyskellin House, Co Kilkenny. [Kings Inn]
24.6.1840 Capt. Delany, Ballyspellan House. [Jnl]
30.10.1841 George Delaney JP, Ballyspellan. [Mod]
1969 Ballyspellan House. [O’Kelly]
 
BALLYTOBIN, Kells barony.
1727 Joseph Hall, Ballytobin [I Wills]
1760 Abraham Whyte Baker of Ballytobin Esq (letting lands of Moneassa, 172a), father of Abraham Whyte Tobin of 1810. [KAS Deed]
23.2.1778 Abraham Whyte Baker, Ballytobin. [IG Hayden commonplacebook]
1782 Abraham White Baker of Ballytobin. [FLJ 9.1.1782]
1783 Abraham White Baker, Ballytobin. [FLJ 23.8.1783]
5.1.1788 R W Baker, Ballytobin near Callan. [FLJ]
18.9.1794 Abraham William son of Abraham Whyte-Baker, Ballytobin, Esq. [KK Coll]
1801 Ballaghtobin, the seat of Mr A Baker. [Tighe]
2.9.1807 A White Baker jnr, Ballytobin, game licence. [LJ]
30.4.1808 Abraham White Butler & Abraham White Baker jnr, Ballytobin. [LJnl]
25.2.1809 Abraham Whyte Baker Esq., Ballytobin, Callan. [LJ]
1810 Abraham Whyte Baker, son of Abraham Whyte Baker of 1760 and father of Abraham Whyte Baker of 1860. [KAS Deed]
1836 Abraham Whyte Baker, Ballytobin. [Mod 27.4.1836]
1837 Abraham Whyte Baker, only son of Abraham Whyte Baker, Ballaghtobin. [Kings Inn]
24.7.1847 Abraham W Baker junr, Ballytobin. [KJnl]
1860 Abraham Whyte Baker of Ballytobin, son of Abraham Whyte Baker of 1810. [KAS Deed]
1865 Abraham Whyte Baker, Ballaghtobin. [Will]
1865 Mary Troy, Ballaghtobin. [Will]
1876 Frances M Johnston, Ballytobin, 2,258a. [Land]
1969 Carrigan says Ballytobin graveyard was destroyed by the Bakers of Ballytobin House early in the 19th century and that the present house was built on the site of Tobin’s old castle. [O’Kelly]
1979 Traces of Barrack Rooms lingered on; at Ballaghtobin in Co Kilkenny, a large room which contained a huge bed was known as the barrack room up to 1979. [Irish Country House, Somerville-Large p157]
1993 Ballytobin, 1956 ‘Georgian’ with an C18th house at the rere. 3 miles SE of Callan. [KK Dev Plan]
 
BAMFORD HOUSE, Glebe, Castleinch parish, Shillelogher barony.
22.12.1802 Cow from lands of Bamford, property of Rev. Arthur Palmer. [LJ]
1832 Rev John Kearney, Bamford, clerk. [Voters]
1839 Rev F R Sandys, Bamford. [Kinder]
1862 Rev Francis R Sandys, Bamfort Glebe. [Will]
1870 Rev Richard Peck [Pack?], Bamford. [Slater]
1873 Capt Pack, Bamfort. [Mod 25.10.1873]
1873 Mr Sullivan, Bamfort. [Mod 25.10.1873]
1894 Rev B Senior, Bamford Glebe. [Slater]
1969 Bamford House is a modern structure, now in ruins, with an intact Georgian doorway. [O’Kelly]
 
BANIM COTTAGE.
1873 To let, Banim Cottage, apply Mr Hart, Windgap House. [Mod 5.2.1873]
1873 Auction at Banim Cottage on instructions of Mrs Thorne. [Mod 15.3.1873]
 
BANSE GLEBE, parish of Kilmanagh, barony of Crannagh.
1872 Michael Hogan, Banse Glebe. [Will]
1969 The Old Rectory is marked on the OS sheet. [O’Kelly]
 
BARRABEHY CASTLE, parish of Tubrid, Iverk barony.
1969 Nothing remains of Barrabehy castle. [O’Kelly]
 
BARRACORE HOUSE, parish of Grangesylvia, Barony of Gowran. See also Bettymount.
31.1.1857 F Handy, Barraghcore. [Mod]
1870 John C Fleming Esq., JP, Barraghcore House, Goresbridge. [Slater]
1873 Mr Congreve Fleming, Barracore House. [Mod 25.10.1873]
1881 John C Fleming Esq., JP, Barraghcore House, Goresbridge. [Slater]
1884 John C Fleming, Barraghcore House, Goresbridge. [Bassett]
1969 Barracore House, the Hennessy home. [O’Kelly]
1969 Barracore, formerly Bettymount, owner H de M Fleming. Square stone house. Plastered Georgian hall and staircase, but front added. No old mantels or plaster. [Georgian]
 
BARROWMOUNT.
1650 Col. Hon. Pierce Butler of Barrowmount died 1650. [Butler Jnl 1:489]
1669 William Grace, Barrowmount. [Oss Wills]
1710 Stolen from lands of Ralph Gore of Barramount. Ralph Gore in Dublin or Enoch Collier in Kilkenny.
1735 William Gore of Barrowmount. [Rod 81.340.57804]
1746 To set Wicklow property, apply Richard Gore at Barrowmount.
1762 Eleanor Hologhan, Barrowmount [I Wills]
14.6.1769 Ralph Gore Esq., Barrowmount. [FLJ]
11.7.1770 Ralph Gore Esq., Barrowmount. [FLJ]
29.1.1772 Ralph Gore Esq., of Barrowmount. [FLJ]
3.4.1774 Charles Gore, Barrowmount. [FLJ]
14.1.1775 Ralph Gore, Barrowmount. [FLJ]
1778 Ralph Gore, Barrowmount [I Wills]
1781 William Gore, Barrowmount. [FLJ 19.5.1781]
1784 William Gore, Barrowmount. [FLJ 17.3.1784]
31.10.1787 Theft of Mrs Gore’s coach horses from Barrowmount. [FLJ]
29.3.1788 Mrs Gore, Barrowmount. [FLJ]
1801 Belonging now to Mrs Gore and in an almost ruinous state. Some of the cut stone of Low Grange was removed here to ornament the terraces. [Tighe]
31.3.1802 Timber illegally cut on lands of Barrowmount, information to William Gore Esq., Bath. [FLJ]
26.9.1804 Col. Gore's garden, Barrowmount. [LJ]
2.9.1807 Ralph Gore, Barrowmount, game licence. [LJ]
31.10.1807 Ralph Gore Esq., Barrowmount. [LJ]
5.10.1808 Ralph Gore, Barrowmount., game licence. [LJ]
3.12.1808 Ralph Gore, Barrowmount. [LJ]
26.10.1811 Ralph Gore, Barrowmount, game licence. [LJ]
7.1.1815 Col Gore, Barrowmount, Gore's Bridge. [Mod]
1863 Elizabeth White, Barrowmount. [Will]
1874 Thomas Doolan, Barrowmount. [Will]
1877 Charles P Brassington, Barrowmount. [Will]
1993 Barrowmount, largish mid-to-late C18th five-bay two-storey house, Goresbridge. 19.S.68.52. [KK Dev Plan]
 
BAUNSCRIOGE.
11.12.1773 To let, lands of Baunscrioge, 40a, new cabin [described] view of Nore, Brownsbarn and Ballyduffe, 1 mile of Thomastown on high road to Ross and Inistioge. [FLJ]
 
BAWNMORE LODGE.
29.9.1821 Robert Neville, Bawnmore Lodge, game cert. [Mod]
 
BAYSWELL HOUSE, parish of Erke, barony of Galmoy.
26.2.1759 Jane Butler of Bayswell, spinster, protestant. [Mar Lic]
12.2.1768 Piers son of William Butler, Bayswell, gent. [KK Coll]
12.2.1774 Bayswell House, William Butler. [FLJ]
1783 William Butler, Bayswell [I Wills]
1784 William Butler, Bayswell. [FLJ 7.4.1784]
1786 William Butler, Bayswell. [Oss Wills]
1801 W Butler, Bayswell. [Tighe]
27.12.1806 John Byrne, Bayswell. [LJ]
pre 1820 John Byrne, Bayswell, Co. Kilkenny. [Kings Inn]
30.10.1841 Michael J Byrne JP, Bayswell. [Mod]
1848 Michael John Byrne, Bayeswell, Co Kilkenny, JP. [Kings Inn]
1853 Michael John Byrne, JP, Bayswell, Urlingford. [Thom]
1884 James M'Mahon Delany, Bayswill House, Johnstown. [Bassett]
1969 Bayswell House. [O’Kelly]
 
BEECHFIELD.
1873 s Leigh Esq., Beechfield. [city][Mod 30.4.1873]
 
BEECH HILL HOUSE, Sweethill, parish of Rathbeagh, barony of Galmoy.
21.2.1815 Rev Francis Lodge, Beech-hill, Freshford. [Mod]
3.10.1832 Thomas Power, Beech Hill. [Jnl]
2.2.1833 Thomas Power Esq., Beech Hill, Freshford. [Jnl]
1836 Thomas Power, Beech Hill. [Mod 27.4.1836]
18.11.1843 Thomas Power, Beech Hill. [Jnl]
1.3.1845 Mr Power, Beech Hill. [Mod]
31.1.1857 Francis Lodge, Beech Hill. [Mod]
1873 Sale at Beech Hill, 2 mile of Ballyragget and 2 mile of Freshford, property of Mrs Lodge. [Mod 19.4.1873]
1873 Robert Lodge Esq., Beech Hill, Co Kilkenny. Lands of Clone called Knockaunour otherwise Sweet Hill now known as Beech Hill, Barony of Galmoy. Small pencil plan –lies of road from Freshford to Ballyragget between townlands of Grange and Acragar. There is earlier material in this deed. [KAS deed A5]
1882 William Meredith, Beech Hill, Ballyragget. [KAS deed]
1886 Patrick Doyle, Beechhill, farmer. [KAS deed box 3 E8]
1969 Beech Hill House. [O’Kelly]
1993 Beech Hill, three-bay two-storey mid C18th house, 2 miles N of Freshford. 18.S.42.68. [KK Dev Plan]
 
BEECHMOUNT.
27.12.1806 Rev. Francis Lodge, Beechmount. [LJ]
 
BECKVILLE.
1783 To let, house and lands of 321a of Beckville, Edward Flood. [FLJ 8.10.1783]
 
BELEVAN, parish of Ballycallan, barony of Crannagh.
Granted to Thomas Evans in Cromwellian settlement. [O’Kelly]
11.4.1757 Ann Stotesbury of Bellevan Co Kilkenny, spinster, Protestant. [Mar Lic]
28.3.1770 Mr Evans, Belevan. [FLJ]
24.11.1770 Joseph Evans, Belevan. [FLJ]
1783 Joseph Evans, Bell-Evan. [FLJ 12.2.1783]
1787 Joseph Evans, Belevan. [Oss Wills]
18.10.1797 Joseph Evans, Belevan. [FLJ]
1801 Ballevan belonging to Mr Shearman. [Tighe]
1802 Joseph Evans of Belevan, Esq. [Kas deed]
2.9.1807 Joseph Evans, Belevan, game licence. [LJ]
2.9.1807 Ambrose Shearman, Belevan, game licence. [LJ]
30.4.1808 Joseph Evans, Belevan. [LJnl]
5.10.1808 Joseph Evans, Bellevan, game licence. [LJ]
5.10.1808 Ambrose Shearman, Bellevan, game licence. [LJ]
6.9.1809 Joseph Evans, Bellevan, game licence. [LJ]
6.9.1809 Ambrose Shearman, Bellevan, game licence. [LJ]
26.9.1810 Joseph Evans, Bellevan, game licence. [LJ]
26.9.1810 Ambrose Shearman, Bellevan, game licence. [LJ]
16.10.1811 Joseph Evans, Bellevan, game licence. [LJ]
16.10.1811 Ambrose Shearman, Bellevan, game licence. [LJ]
3.12.1808 Joseph Evans, Belevan. [LJ]
10.3.1818 Joseph Evans Esq., Belevan. [Mod]
1818 Died, Joseph Evans Esq., Belevan, age 72. [St Marys Church grave]
2.10.1830 John Waring, Bellevan. [Jnl]
1839 John Warring Esq, Bellevan. [Kinder]
1857 Michael Duigan Esq, formerly of Belevan. [Grave St Johns Dublin Rd]
1870 Thomas Flynn, Belevan. [Will]
 
BELLEVILLE LODGE.
28.9.1803 E Butler and John Butler, Belleville Lodge. [LJ]
 
BELLEVUE.
1.8.1829 Bellevue Co. Kilkenny, seat of John Maher. [Mod]
1881 Peter M'Mahon Esq., Belle Vue House. [Slater]
1884 Peter M'Mahon, Solicitor, Parliament St., res. Bellevue. [Bassett]
 
BELLINE HOUSE, Rodgerstown, parish of Fiddown, Iverk barony.
1.11.1786 Peter Walsh at Belline near Carrick on Suir. [FLJ]
1801 P Walsh, Belline. [Tighe]
3.10.1801 Peter Walsh Esq., Belline near Carrick on Suir. [FLJ]
30.4.1808 Peter Walsh, Balline. [LJnl]
28.7.1810 Peter Walsh, Belline. [LJ]
1.7.1829 Peter Walsh of Belline. [Mod]
c1830-40 John Walsh, Bellin, dead by 1848. [Kings Inn]
1837 Belline set to W W Currey Esq. [Mod 28.6.1837]
1853 J Blacket, JP, Belline, Piltown. [Thom]
1863 J Blackett Esq., Belline, Piltown. [Mod 10.1.1863]
1881 John Blackett, Balline House. [Will]
1993 Belline, late C18th house, N of Piltown,. 22.S. 45.23.[ KK Dev Plan]
 
BELLMOUNT.
1766 Thomas Shirley, Bellmount, farmer, 151a. [KAS deed box 1 D29]
16.10.1805 John Ryan, Bell-mount. [LJ]
30.4.1808 William Newport, Bellmont. [LJnl]
16.2.1815 Arthur Keily of Belmont Esq., appointed High Sheriff of Co. Waterford. [Mod]
1880 Richard Kildare Treacy, Belmount. [Will]
 
BELMORE HOUSE, Thomastown.
1773 E Hunt, Belmore, Thomastown. [Mod 1.10.1873]
1863 Edward Hunt Esq., Belmore, Thomastown. [Mod 10.1.1863]
1863 To let, house & land of Belmore, 105 acres, E Hunt Esq., Belmore, Thomastown. [Mod 19.12.1863]
1881 Edward Hunt Esq., Belmore. [Slater]
1924 Nancy Hunt, Kilfera, spinster, leasing Belmore House, Thomastown, to Georgina Annie Hunt, spinster, from year to year at 1/- pa. [KAS Deed]
 
BELMORE LODGE
1836 Married John Hutchinson of Belmore Lodge, Co. Kilkenny to Sarah Sophia, daughter of Rev Dr Pack. [Mod 30.1.1836]
 
BELVIEW. (near Freshford)
1.3.1777 David Ryan of Bellview, Co Kilkenny, esq., protestant. [Mar Lic]
1784 Piers Butler, Belview. [FLJ 26.6.1784]
1801 Belview, seat of Mr Leving. [Tighe]
2.9.1807 Richard Levinge, Belview, game licence. [LJ]
5.10.1808 Richard Levinge, Bellview, game licence. [LJ]
29.9.1821 Richard Levinge, Belview, game cert. [Mod]
1831 Richard Levinge, Belview, Co Kilkenny. [Kings Inn]
29.10.1831 To let, house & demesne of Belview, 137a, 10 mile Johnstown, 5 of Freshford, 12 of Kilkenny, proposals to Richard Levinge, Dublin. [Jnl]
1836 Anthony Cliffe, Belleview. [Mod 27.4.1836]
 
BELVIEW, Gorteens, Rathpatrick Parish, near Waterford. (2006, a derelict house overlooking the river at Waterford, adjacent to the new Kilkenny port. James Walsh, Slieverue, records it as the home of Richard Lalor Shiel’s family in the 18th century.)
1.3.1777 David Ryan of Bellview, Co Kilkenny, esq., protestant. [Mar Lic]
1784 Piers Butler, Belview. [FLJ 26.6.1784]
1836 Patrick Power, Bellevue, Co Kilkenny, decd. [Kings Inn]
1836 Anthony Cliffe, Belleview. [Mod 27.4.1836]
1839 Nicholas Alfred Power, Bellevue, Co Kilkenny. [IG Wfd Poll list]
11.10.1845 Bellevue, seat of N A Power Esq. [Mod]
1853 Nicholas A Power, JP, Belview, Waterford. [Thom]
31.1.1857 N A Power, JP, Belview. [Mod]
1863 Nicholas A power, Bellview. [Mod 10.1.1863]
1876 Nicholas A Power, Belview, Waterford, 1,911a. [Land]
1884 Nicholas A Power, JP, Belview, Waterford. [Bassett]
 
BESSBOROUGH HOUSE, Kildalton, parish of Fiddown, Iverk barony.
1744 Built by Francis Bindon for 1st Earl of Bessborough. [Georgian.
1801 Bessborough, anciently Kildalton, has a fine demesne and handsome house of hewn limestone, with a front of 100 feet, which was built in place of a large old mansion pulled down in 1744: in the hall are four Ionic columns of Kilkenny marble, each shaft an entire stone, ten feet six inches high. Though not inhabited for forty years the house is kept in excellent order; it was built by David Bindon of Limerick. [Tighe]
30.4.1808 Hon Fr. Ponsonby, Besboro. [LJnl]
1844 Bessborough House built of blue Kilkenny limestone. [O’Kelly]
1853 Earl of Bessborough, JP, Bessborough, Piltown. [Thom]
1856 Earl of Bessborough, Bessborough House, Piltown. [Thom]
1876 Earl of Bessborough, Bessborough, Piltown, 23,967a. [Land]
1880 Earl of Bessborough, Bessborough. [Will]
1884 Earl of Bessborough, DL, Bessborough House, Piltown. [Bassett]
1923 Partially burned by anti-treaty forces. [O’Kelly]
1969 Now an Oblate order novitiate. [O’Kelly]
1969 Owned by 8th Earl of Bessborough. See file for description. [Georgian]
1993 Bessborough, massive house, rebuilt as a monastery, N of Fiddown. 22.S.46.23. [KK Dev Plan]
Other sources: Brewer p479, Milton's Views 1783. [Georgian]
 
BETTVILLE
1781 Died at Bettville, Co Kilkenny, Widow Bates. [FLJ 7.7.1781]
 
BETTYMOUNT. See also Salisbury. See also Barracore.
25.2.1786 To let, Bettymount on bank of river Barrow between Royal Oak and Gowran, in Co. Kilkenny, 60a. Proposals to Rev Peter Mosse at Bettymount. [FLJ]
28.4.1790 To let, house, demesne and flourmill adjoining Bettymount, Co. Kilkenny, 66a, apply Lawrence Cotton Esq., on premises. [FLJ]
28.1.1797 To let, Bettymount house and demesne, 33a, between Gowran & Leighlin Bridge,, views of Barrow and Mount Loftus, apply John Montgomery, Bettymount, Gowran. [FLJ]
30.9.1797 John Montgomery Esq., of Bettymount near Gowran. [FLJ]
1801 Bettymount (now Salisburg), seat of Mr Rothe. [Tighe]
30.4.1808 James Butler, Bettymount. [LJ]
 
BINNIS.
1839 John Shearman Esq., Binnis. [Kinder]
 
BIRCHFIELD, St Patricks parish, Kilkenny.
Mr Birch bought the lands of Knockbulgin and Knockmore in the late 18th century and named his estate Birchfield. [O’Kelly]
12.5.1773 Rev Mr Brodrick at Birchfield, 50a. [FLJ]
30.10.1773 Rev Dr Brodrick, Birchfield, Liberties of Kilkenny. [FLJ]
5.5.1774 Rev Mr Brodrick, Birchfield. [FLJ]
19.10.1774 Servant at Birchfield in the Liberties of the City Of Kilkenny. [Mar Lic]
22.4.1780 John Birch of Birchfield, Liberties of City of Kilkenny, to Margaret Mossom, protestants. [Mar Lic]
1781 To let 50a of Birchfield in the Liberties of Kilkenny, John Birch, Birchfield. [FLJ 17.3.1781]
29.4.1786 Sale at Birchfield, furniture of late Rev Laurence Brodrick. [FLJ]
c1789 Michael Byrne, Birchfield. [St Patricks grave]
31.7.1790 Samuel Waring, Birchfield near Kilkenny. [FLJ]
1790s Diary of William Blunden of Birchfield, Co Kilkenny. The garden cultivated at Birchfield, Co Kilkenny by Sir John Blunden’s son William in the last decade of the 18th century. [Irish Country House, Somerville-Large p207 & 139]
3.3.1798 Lady Blunden, Birchfield. [FLJ]
30.4.1808 William Pitt Blunden, Birchfield. [LJnl]
5.10.1808 William Pitt Blunden, Birchfield, game licence. [LJ]
10.1.1815 To let, house & lands of Birchfield, apply Edward Murphy, Castle-Annis, Ross. [Mod]
1814 Purchased for ecclesiastical students and named St Kyran’s College. [O’Kelly]
12.10.1831 Rev Mr Walshe, Birchfield. [Jnl]
1836 Estate of Birchfield purchased by John Smithwick. [Mod 17.12.1836]
1838 House and lands bought by Richard Smithwick. [O’Kelly]
1839 St Kyran’s college down to this date. [O’Kelly]
1839 Richard Smithwick Esq., Birchfield. [Kinder]
17.5.1843 Richard Smithwick, Birchfield. [Jnl]
24.7.1847 Richard Smithwick MP, Birchfield. [KJnl]
1853 Richard Smithwick, JP, Birchfield, Kilkenny. [Thom]
1856 Richard Smithwick Esq., JP, Birchfield. [Thom]
31.1.1857 Richard Smithwick JP, Birchfield. [Mod]
1861 Richard Smithwick, Birchfield. [Will]
1870 George Reade Esq., Birchfield. [Slater]
1873 George Reade, Birchfield. [Mod 14.6.1873]
1876 George Reade, Birchfield, Kilkenny,326a. [Land]
1881 George Reade Esq., JP, Birchfield House. [Slater]
1884 George Reade, Co. Treasurer, Birchfield. [Bassett]
1894 John T Smithwick, JP, Birchfield House. [Slater]
1969 Continued in the Smithwick name since 1838. [O’Kelly]
1993 Birchfield, solid five-bay two-storey house, 1 miles S of Kilkenny. 19.S.50.53. [KK Dev Plan]
 
BISHOPSHALL.
1749 Marr Lt Whitmore, Royal Regt Artillery to Miss Bishop of Bishopshall, Co. KK.
1782 Thomas Boyse, Bishops Hall. [FLJ 2.2.1782]
1793 Rebecca Boyse of Kensington, widow of Thomas Boyce late of Bishops Hall decd.
25.2.1797 Timber for sale adjoining demesne of Bishop’s Hall, at side of high road leading to Kilmacow. Proposals to Samuel Boyce Esq., Bishops Hall, Waterford. [FLJ]
1801 Mr Boyce has just finished at Bishopshall a most excellent house and extensive gardens. [Tighe]
30.4.1808 Samuel Boyce, Bishops Hall. [LJnl]
28.9.1808 Died, relict of Thomas Boyce Esq., of Bishops Hall, at Bath. [LJ]
23.1.1815 George Bishop decd, of Bishops Hall. [Mod]
16.3.1815 Simon Blackmore Esq., Bishops Hall, Waterford. [Mod]
5.4.1821 To let re Richard & Simon Blackmore & others, mansion house and demesne of Bishopshall. [Mod]
1853 David Hewetson, cess collector, barony of Ida, Bishops Hall, Kilmacow. [Thom]
 
BISHOPSLOUGH.
1783 Mr Kyran Hayden of Bishopslough. [FLJ 11.10.1783]
29.8.1829 Mr Nicholas Hayden, Bishopslough. [Mod]
23.10.1841 John & Nicholas Hayden Esqrs., Bishopslough. [KJnl]
 
BLACKWELL LODGE.
1801 G Shaw, Blackwell. [Tighe]
28.3.1807 To let, Blackwell Lodge, 4 mile of Kilkenny, 4 mile of Thomastown, house and outoffices lately finished, 38a. Apply Edw. Burroughes Esq., Blackwell Lodge. [LJ]
26.4.1809 To let, Blackwell Lodge, 4 mile of Kilkenny, 4 mile of Thomastown, 38a. [LJ]
1818 Samuel Robert Graves, MP for Liverpool, died 1873 born at Blackwell Lodge, Co. Kilkenny in 1818. [Mod 29.1.1873]
1818 Samuel Robert Graves (76) was born 7 June 1818 at Blackwell's Lodge, Thomastown, the residence of the Rev. Joseph Townsend. [Graves Family Association web site]
1833 Birth, Monday 11th, at Blackwell Lodge, the lady of the Rev Richard Pack of a dau. [Mod 16.2.1833]
1840 Richard Shee, Blackwell Lodge. [Jnl 25.11.1840]
18.11.1843 Richard Shee, Blackwell Lodge. [Jnl]
1844 Robert Cahill, Blackwell near Bennettsbridge. [Parliamt. Commn.]
1993 Blackwell Lodge, plain five-bay three-storey house, late C18th house, Bennettsbridge. 19.S. 56.49. [KK Dev Plan]
 
BLANCHVILLE, parish of Blanchville Demesne, barony of Gowran.
17.3 1770 Benjamin Kearney Esq., of Blanchville. [FLJ]
1782 Patrick Bambrick, Blanchvill's Park, Gowran. [FLJ 2.10.1782]
30.9.1789 James Kearney, Blanchville near Gowran. [FLJ]
31.3.1792 Patrick Bambrick of Blanchvills Park near Gowran. [FLJ]
28.3.1795 James Kearney Esq., Blanchfield. [FLJ]
21.1.1795 John son of James Kearney Esq., of Blanchville. [KK Coll]
29.4.1795 Patrick Bambrick of Blancheville Park, near Gowran. [FLJ]
9.9.1795 James Kearney, Blanchfield. [FLJ]
1.10.1796 James Kearney, Blanchfield near Gowran. [FLJ]
1.2.1797 James Kearney, Blanchville Co Kilkenny, Esq. [FLJ]
30.9.1797 James Kearney Esq., Blanchfield, Gowran. [FLJ]
3.10.1797 Charles son of James Kearney Esq., of Blancheville. [KK Coll]
1801 Blanchfieldstown, seat of Mr Kearney. [Tighe]
31.7.1805 James Kearney, Blanchfield. [LJ]
1805 Anne Keating married 1805 John Kearney of Blanchville, Co Kilkenny. [Internet – Keating Fam Hist]
26.4.1806 James Kearney Esq., Blanchville. [LJnl]
1.10.1806 James Kearney Esq., Blanchville, Gowran. [LJ]
30.4.1808 James Kearney, Blanchville. [LJnl]
1.9.1810 James Kearney Esq., Blanchville near Gowran. [LJ]
27.2.1811 To let, house & demesne of Blanchville 110a, 3 mile of Kilkenny, 2 mile of Gowran, 5 mile of Goresbridge. [LJ]
29.9.1821 Rev Theobald Butler, Blanchville, game cert. [Mod]
4.7.1827 Rev Theobald Butler, Blanchville. [Mod]
1.8.1835 Theobald Butler, Blanchville. [Mod]
8.8.1835 Festivities at Blanchville, estate of Major General Sir James Kearney, at present occupied by his brother-in-law, Rev Theobald Butler. [Mod]
1836 Died, Rev Theobald Butler, Blanchville, age 46. [Mod 31.8.1836]
1836 Sale of furniture at Blanchville. [Mod 15.10.1836]
1837 Blanchvillestown, property of Major-Gen. Sir J. Kearney, and is held on lease by the Rev. Theobald Butler. [Lewis]
17.5.1843 Richard Blanchfield, Blanchfield Park. [Jnl]
1846 Inherited by James Kearney, he built a ballroom and a clocktower. [O’Kelly]
1856 James C Kearney Esq., Blanchville. [Thom]
31.1.1857 R Blanchfield, Blanchfield Park. [Mod]
1870 James C Kearney Esq., Blanchville. [Slater]
1876 J C Kearney, Blanchfieldstown, Gowran, 2,107a. [Land]
1876 James Charles Kearney, Blanchville, Gowran. [Will]
1880 Died at Kew, James Henry Loftus Tottenham of Blanchville age 43. [Jnl 10.4.1880]
1925 Harte family purchased house and lands. [O’Kelly]
1993 Blanchville, early C19th three-bay two-storey rendered house, 4 miles E of Kilkenny. 19.S.59.53. [KK Dev Plan]
 
BLANCHEVILLE CASTLE, parish of Blanchevillestown, barony of Gowran.
1969 Castle adjoining Blanchville House is long destroyed. [O’Kelly]
 
BLEACHVILLE.
1753 Bleach yard created in Iverk, with a water-mill, by Mr Briscoe. [Tighe]
4.5.1785 John Briscoe of Bleachville, Co Kilkenny, protestant. [Mar Lic]
31.12.1787 Married. Last Friday, Mr. John Sillito, of this town, Merchant, to the amiable Miss Briscoe, of Bleachville, county Kilkenny. [Clonmell Gazette]
1801 E & W Briscoe at Bleachville and Cloncunny. [Tighe]
 
BLOOMFIELD.
24.12.1788 George Read Esq., of Bloomfield. [FLJ]
 
BLUNDENVILLE.
1863 Rev R F Handy, Blunden Villa. [Mod 10.1.1863]
1865 Rev. Richard F Handy, Blundenville. [Will]
 
BLUNTFIELD.
2.5.1795 At Alderman Blunt’s Bluntfield near Kilkenny. [FLJ]
1819 William Blunt of Blunt Field in liberties of Kilkenny, Esq. [KAS deed]
 
BOHILLA. See also Firgrove.
6.10.1756 Abigail Robbins of Bohilla Co. Kilkenny, to Thomas Cuffe, both Protestants. [Mar Lic]
25.11.1756 John Robbins of Bohilloe, Co Kilkennt to Catherine Cuffe, both Protestants. [Mar Lic]
13.2.1772 Joseph Robbins of Boughelan, Co Kilkenny, Esq. [Mar Lic]
6.11.1773 Joseph Robbins, Bohilogh Esq. [FLJ]
1780 Joseph Robbins, Bohillagh. [Oss Wills]
1801 Bohilla (lately called Firgrove) belonging to Mr Robbins. [Tighe]
 
BONNETSTOWN, parish of St Canice, barony of Crannagh.
1665 Catherine Grace, Bonnetstown [I Wills]
1695 Anne Matthews, widow, Bonnettstowne. [Oss Wills]
1729 Joseph Matthews, Bonnetstown [I Wills]
1737 Joseph Matthews, Bonnettstowne. [Oss Wills]
1737 Built by Samuel Mathews. [O’Kelly]
2.1.1750 Dau of Samuel Mathews of Bonnettstown, Esq., [Mar Lic]
17.11.1772 Joseph Matthews Esq., Bonnetstown. [FLJ]
28.7.1785 Samuel Mathews, Bonnetstown in Liberties if city of Kilkenny Esq & Charlotte Blunden, spinster, protestants. [Mar Lic]
24.12.1788 Joseph Matthews of Bonnetstown. [FLJ]
2.5.1789 Samuel Mathews, Bonnetstown. [FLJ]
29.4.1789 Joseph Mathews, Bonnettstown, Liberties of city of Kilkenny, Esq, Will. [Will Abs]
3.3.1792 Joseph Mathews Esq., Bonnettstown. [FLJ]
20.11.1793 Will of Joseph Mathews registered. [Will Abs]
1801 Bonnetstown, residence of Mr Matthews. [Tighe]
28.9.1803 Samuel Matthews of Bonnettstown sworn as Mayor. [LJ]
25.4.1804 Samuel Matthews Esq., Bonnettstown. [LJ]
16.10.1805 Samuel Matthews, Bonnettstown. [LJ]
2.9.1807 Samuel Matthews, Bonnettstown, game licence. [LJ]
30.4.1808 Samuel Matthews, Bonnettstown. [LJnl]
5.10.1808 Samuel Matthews, Bonnettstown, game licence. [LJ]
26.9.1810 Samuel Matthews, Bonnettstown, game licence. [LJ]
16.10.1811 Samuel Matthews, Bonnettstown, game licence. [LJ]
3.12.1808 Sam Matthews, Bonnetstown. [LJ]
28.11.1812 Samuel Mathews, Esq., Bonnettstown. [LJ]
30.6.1821 Samuel Mathews Esq., Bonnetstown. [Mod]
1837 Mr Brehon, Bonnettstown. [Mod 4.10.1837]
1839 Thomas Brehon Esq., Bonnetstown. [Kinder]
29.4.1840 To let, house & demesne of Bonnettstown. Thomas Brehon Esq., Bonnettstown. [Jnl]
1.10.1842 To let, house & demesne of Bonnettstown, 111a. Apply Thomas Brehon, Bonnettstown. [Jnl]
23.8.1843 Married, Michael R Cahill of Bonnettstown House. [Jnl]
1846 Michael Cahill Esq., Bennetts town. [Slater]
1856 William Blunden Esq., Bonnettstown. [Thom]
1863 Wm P Blunden, Bonnettstown. [Mod 10.1.1863]
1870 Wm P Blunden Esq., Bonnetstown. [Slater]
1873 William Pitt Blunden, Bonnettstown Esq. [KAS deed]
1876 William P Blunden, Bonnettstown, 745a. [Land]
1881 Wm P Blunden Esq., Bonnettstown. [Slater]
1884 William P Blunden, Bonnettstown House. [Basset]
1894 William P Blunden, Bonnettstown. [Slater]
1912 Emma Dennis, widow of Major General Dennis, late of Newtown House, Kilkenny, now of Bonnettstown Hall. [KAS deed]
1969 Bonnetstown Hall, now the Marascaux home. A castle in ruins in the Hall stable yard belonged to Robert Shee in 1559 and to the Ormondes before that. [O'Kelly]
1993 Bonnettstown, important house dated May 14th, 1737, 2 miles W of Kilkenny. 18.S.47.58. [KK Dev Plan]
 
BONNYBROOK/BONNY PARK
5.10.1808 John Walsh, Bonny Park, game licence. [LJ]
6.9.1809 John Walsh, Bonnybrook, game licence. [LJ]
 
BORRISMORE HOUSE, Johnstown.
1844 Died, Francis Butler Esq., JP, Borrismore, Co. Kilkenny age 38. [St Marys Church grave]
1853 Thomas Neville, DL, JP, Borrismore House, Johnstown. [Thom]
31.1.1857 Thomas Neville, JP, Borrismore. [Mod]
1863 Thomas Neville, Borrismore House. [Mod 10.1.1863]
1876 Thomas Neville, Borrismore House, Johnstown, 710a. [Land]
 
BORRISMORE HOUSE, Urlingford.
1876 William Pilkington, Borrismore House, Urlingford, 381a. [Land]
1884 Joseph Wm Thacker, JP, Borrismore House, Urlingford. [Bassett]
 
BRAMBLESTOWN.
1677 Edward Butler, Bramblestowne. [Oss Wills]
1758 William, son & heir of Charles Doyle, Bramblestown. [Kings]
10.10.1767 Charles Doyle Esq., Bramblestown. [FLJ]
13.7.1768 Charles Doyle of Bramblestown. [FLJ]
12.7.1769 Charles Doyle, Bramblestown. [FLJ[
22.8.1770 Died, Friday last, Charles Doyle Esq., of Bramblestown. [FLJ]
31.3.1773 To let, lands of Bramblestown, 100a, with excellent dwelling house. [FLJ]
7.7.1773 To let, house & demesne of Bramblestown, 100a, apply Pierce Power of Glynville near Callan. [FLJ]
21.7.1773 Bramblestown, 2 miles of Gowran, one Butler who lives in the house will show it.
[FLJ]
26.2.1774 Bramblestown to set. [FLJ]
18.6.1774 Bramblestown to set. [FLJ]
1782 Andrew Keeffe, Bramblestown, letting lands of Ballysalla. [FLJ 17.12.1782]
30.4.1808 Henry Tighe, Bramblestown. [LJnl]
1837 – Doyle, Bramblestown. [Mod 16.12.1837]
1861 John Murphy, Bramblestown. [Will]
1863 R Doyle Esq., Bramblestown. [Mod 10.1.1863]
1873 Died, Jan 18 at Diamond Fields, South Africa, after 2 months residence, Matthew Doyle, young man, late of Bramblestown. [Mod 26.3.1873]
1873 William Walsh, Bramblestown. [Mod 30.7.1873]
1875 Ellen Maher, Bramblestown. [Will]
1884 Richard Doyle, Bramblestown, Dungarvan. [Barrett]
The Doyles of Bramblestown were originally agents for the Clifdens (of Gowran Castle) [Mary Moran]
 
BRANDONDALE.
5.1.1831 David Burtchaell, Brandondale. [Jnl]
1836 Died at Brandondale in this county, Catherine Maunsell, 2nd daughter of David Burtchaell. [Mod 12.10.1836]
1837 David Burtchaell, Brandondale. [Mod 16.12.1837]
10.3.1841 David Burtchael, Brandondale. [Mod]
18.11.1843 Henry Burtchael, Brandondale. [Jnl]
3.4.1844 David Burtchaell, Brandondale. [Mod]
1853 David Burtchaell, JP, Brandondale, Graigue. [Thom]
1865 David Burtchaell, Brandondale. [Will]
1876 R R Burtchall, Brandondale, Graigue, 241a. [Land]
1881 Richard R Burtchaell Esq., JP, Brandondale. [Slater]
1884 Richard R Burtchaell, JP, Brandondale, Graigue. [Bassett]
1993 Brandondale, early C19th house of two storeys, Graiguenamanagh, 19.S.70.43. [KK Dev Plan]

BRIDGE HOUSE, John Street, Kilkenny.
1940 Wife of Thomas Crotty, Bridge House. [Grave St Johns Dublin Rd]

BROOKHILL.
3.11.1773 Sale of furniture at Brookhill near Gowran of William Thomas Esq. [FLJ]
 
BROOKVILLE HOUSE, Acragar, parish of Rathbeagh, barony of Galmoy.
27.12.1806 George Lodge, Brookville. [LJ]
1.8.1807 George Lodge of Brookville. [LJ]
2.9.1807 George Lodge, Brookville, game licence. [LJ]
5.10.1808 George Lodge, Brookville, game licence. [LJ]
30.6.1827 Nisbett Lodge of Brookville, Co Kilkenny, Esq. [Mod]
1874 Elizabeth Hunt, Brookville. [Will]
1969 Brookville House, now the Kearney home. [O’Kelly]
1993 Brookville, three bays, three storeys, dated C19th, 2 miles N of Freshford. 18.S.41.68. [KK Dev Plan]
 
BROWNSBARN, parish of Famma, barony of Gowran.
7.1.1749 Sarah Roth of Brown’s Barn, Co. Kilkenny. [Mar Lic]
20.5.1751 John Nixon of Brownsbarn, Co Kilkenny, gent & Deborah Allen. [Mar Lic]
10.11.1763 John Nixon of Browns Barn, Co Kilkenny, gent, protestant. [Mar Lic]
5.10.1768 Mr Nixon, Brownsbarn, Thomastown. [FLJ]
21.4.1770 John Nixon senior & junior, Brownsbarn near Thomastown. [FLJ]
29.4.1789 John Nixon, Brownsbarn. [FLJ]
17.3.1790 John Nixon Esq., Brownsbarn. [FLJ]
30.3.1796 Mr Nixon, Browns Barn, midway between Thomastown & Inistiogue. [FLJ]
1801 Brownsbarn, seat of Mr Nixon. [Tighe]
1807 John Nixon, Browns Barn, Co Kilkenny. [Kings Inn]
28.2.1827 John Nixon jnr, Brownsbarn. [Mod]
1836 To let house of Brownsbarn and 100 acres, apply John W Nixon, Brownsbarn. [Mod 18.5.1836]
1837 John W Nixon, Brownsbarn. [Mod 19.7.1837]
1837 To let Brownsbarn and 100acres with valuable salmon weir, John W Nixon, Brownsbarn. [Mod 13.9.1837]
1856 Slating out offices of Browns Barn near Thomastown. [Mod 29.11.1856]
1862 John Blackburne, Brownsbarn. [Mod 20.12.1862
1873 Capt Blackburne, Brownsbarn. [Mod 25.10.1873]
1876 Ambrose Lambert, Brownsford, New Ross, 858a. [Land]
1881 Thomas Holden, Brownsbarne orse Brownstown. [Will]
1881 Capt John Blackburne, Brownbarn, Thomastown. [Slater]
1969 Brownsbarn House overlooking the Nore is owned by Lady Teignmouth. [O’Kelly]
1993 Brownsbarn, important house, two storeys, gable-ended, c1865, 2 miles S of Thomastown. 19.S.61.38. [KK Dev Plan]
 
BROWNSFORD HOUSE, parish of Dysartmoon, barony of Ida.
1782 To set 127a of Brownsford, apply Richard Vicars, Levally. [FLJ 7.12.1782]
C1820 Thomas Garvey, Brownsford Castle, Co Kilkenny. [Kings Inns]
1874 Piersy Francis Garvey, Brownsford Castle. [Will]
1969 Brownsford Castle in ruins near Brownsford House. [O’Kelly]
 
BROWNSTOWN.
1783 Richard Lower Esq., Brownstown. [FLJ 3.12.1783]
4.6.1789 To let, 70a of lands of Brownstown with house fit for a gent or farmer etc. 6 mile of Carrick on Suir, proposals Mr Richard Lower junr, Brownstown. [FLJ]
1801 W Fitzpatrick at Brownstown. [Tighe]
30.4.1808 Richard Power, Brownstown. [LJnl]
1819 Died, James Purcell of Brownstown. [Grave St Johns Dublin Rd]
1839 James Henessy, Brownstown. [Grave St Johns Dublin Rd]
 
BUNAGHCORE HOUSE, Goresbridge.
1876 John C Fleming, Bunaghcore House, Goresbridge, 108a. [Land]
 
BURNCHURCH.
1760 Warden Flood Esq., Burntchurch. [KAS Deed Box 3 F1]
1781Reward re theft of sash windows and chairs out of the Bathing House of Rt. Hon. Henry Flood at Burnchurch. [FLJ 11.4.1781]
29.9.1821 Thomas Butler, Burnchurch, game cert. [Mod]
 
BURNCHURCH CASTLE, Burnchurch parish, Shillelogher barony.
1969 Burnchurch Castle and tower, in fair repair, belonged to the once prominent Fitzgerald or Baron family. [O’Kelly]
1993 Burnchurch, an excellent grouping with Church of Ireland church and lime trees (National Monument). 18.S.47.47. [KK Dev Plan]
 
BURNCHURCH GLEBE.
1839 Rev Dr Butler, Burnchurch-glebe. [Kinder]
1993 Burnchurch Glebe, three bays, three storeys, c1800, 1 mile SW of Bennettsbridge, 19.S.54.48. [KK Dev Plan]
 
BURRELL’S HALL.
3.4.1802 To let, Burrell’s Hall, James Green, where Mr Alcock lives. [FLJ]
 
BURROS.
30.1.1808 To let, house & demesne of Burros, 60a, joins river Nore, 4 miles of Kilkenny, 3 mile of Freshford, proposals to John Shearman Esq., Burros. [LJnl]
 
BUTLER HOUSE.
25.2.1786 Theft, reward Mrs Butler, Butler House. [FLJ copy at KK Congress]
1827 The Marquis of Ormonde arrived at Butler House last week. [Mod1.1.1827]
1840 Mr Lloyd of Butler House. [Jnl 28.3.1840]
1844 Henry Lloyd Esq., the Castle Office. [Mod 10.4.1844]
1854 John Lawson Esq., moving from Butler House to Dangan House. [Jnl 7.6.1854]
 
BUTLER’S GROVE, Gowran,
(See also Mount Roth)
1774 Katherine daughter of Richard Roth of Mount Roth (or Butler's Grove) married Pierce Butler, 3rd son of 1st Earl of Carrick. [Butler Jnl 1:133]
1781 To let, demesne of Butlers Grove near Gowran, estate of William Putland Esq., 80a and house. [FLJ 14.2.1781]
1783 To let, Butlers Grove. [FLJ 26.3.1783 copy @ Cabinetmakers]
29.4.1795 Mr Thomas Butler, Butlers Grove. [FLJ]
4.4.1804 To let, 90a of lands of Butler's Grove, 7 mile from Kilkenny & 2 from New Bridge. Apply Thomas Butler at Butler's Grove. [LJ]
1876 Pierse Healy, Butler’s Grove, Gowran, 162a. [Land]
 
BYRNE’S GROVE.
7.4.1774 James Byrne Esq., last surviving son of Charles Byrne of Byrne’s Grove Co. Kilkenny, was drowned. [FLJ]
1871 James Leacy, Byrnes Grove. [Will]
 
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