Sir John Meade, Knight, was located at Ballintober at the beginning of the 18th century. In 1777 and 1786 it was the seat of Reverend Mr. Meade. Ballintober House was held in fee by Reverend John Meade at the time of Griffith's Valuation, when it was valued at £30. Lewis refers to it as the seat of J. Meade in 1837. In the 1870s it was the property of Reverend Mr. Meade. In the 1940s the Irish Tourist Association Survey stated that it was the property of John Meade whose family had held it since the reign of Elizabeth I. The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage indicates that the original house is now ruinous but there are later buildings at the site.