Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Massy (Doonass)

The Reverend Charles Massy, Dean of Limerick, was a younger brother of Hugh, Baron Massy. He married Grace, daughter of Sir John Dillon of Lismullen, county Meath and they had a son, Hugh Dillon Massy, who was created Baronet Massy of Doonass in 1782. He married Elizabeth Stacpoole of Cragbrien, county Clare and had two sons, Hugh and the Reverend Charles who married Mary Anne Ross Lewin in 1796. Their son, Hugh Dillon, succeeded his uncle as 3rd Baronet in 1842. In 1818 Hugh Dillon Massy married Mary J. Westropp. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the estate of Sir Hugh Dillon Massy, 3rd Baronet was mainly in the parishes of Kilseily and Kiltenanlea, barony of Tulla Lower, county Clare. He also held land in the parishes of Killokennedy and Killuran. In November 1858 approximately 6,000 acres known as the Broadford estate and 5,000 acres known as the Doonass estate were advertised for sale in the Encumbered Estates' Court. In the 1870s Lady Mary Dillon Massy of Doonass owned 4,625 acres in county Clare.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Doonass Doonass Kiltenanlea Limerick Kiltenanlea 109 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R649 617
OS Sheet: 54
Discovery map: 58
Newtown Newtown Kiltenanlea Limerick Kiltenanlea 109 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R617 627
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 58
Elm Hill House Rineroe Kiltenanlea Limerick Kiltenanlea 109 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R635 626
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 58
Ruanard House Ruanard Kiltenanlea Limerick Kiltenanlea 109 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R617 635
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 58
Summerhill Summerhill Kiltenanlea Limerick Kiltenanlea 109 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R655 626
OS Sheet: 54
Discovery map: 58
Doon House Doon Killuran Tulla Killuran 139 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R555 739
OS Sheet: 44
Discovery map: 58
Waterpark Summerhill Kiltenanlea Limerick Kiltenanlea 109 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R658 631
OS Sheet: 54
Discovery map: 58
Oakfield (Tulla Lower) Oakfield Kiltenanlea Limerick Kiltenanlea 109 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R612631
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 58
Mount Catherine (Kiltenanlea) Mountcatherine Kiltenanlea Limerick Kiltenanlea Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R612621
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates Court Rental for Broadford & Doonass estates of Sir Hugh Dillon Massy, 1858. 14 A. 5; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Massey of Duntrileague, Barons Massey, of Knockanevan, New Garden, Stoneville, Co Limerick & Donass, Co Clare, c 1641-1806. GO MS 112: 31; National Library of Ireland
  • Genealogical notes on Massy of Doonass by Charles French Blake Foster, c 1865. MS 13,560; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Lloyd, 8 June 1855, Vol 8, 127- ; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lloyd, 8 June 1855, Vol 35 (14), & 21 July 1855, Vol 36 (4), MRGS 39/016 & 39/017, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Massy, 25 Nov 1858, Vol 11, 227-; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Massy, 25 Nov 1858, Vol 54 (12), MRGS 39/027, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Lease of part of Springfield, Sir Hugh Dillon Massy to John Gabbett Wilson. E.J. French solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 8, D.2784; National Archives of Ireland
  • Deeds, testamentary, legal & miscellaneous records including documents re Dillon Massy, mainly 19th century. A.Lane Joynt solicitor's collection, Small Accession Index 51, Co.965-990, M.353-363, D.5534-5753, T.1176-1198; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources