Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Royse family were resident in the Nantinan parish of county Limerick from the early 18th century. The Reverend Thomas Royse was rector of the parish in 1743 when the abduction of Frances Ingoldsby by Hugh Massey took place. Frances was residing in his house at the time of her abduction. In the mid 19th century the Royse estate was mainly in the parish of Nantinan, barony of Connello Lower and also in the parishes of Loghill and Shanagolden, barony of Shanid, county Limerick. The Nantenan estate of 1,863 acres was advertised for sale in June 1853 with houses in Galway and Waterford towns. The Freeman's Journal gives details of the purchasers. The Misses Royce of Ballinvyrick owned 2,689 acres in the county in the 1870s. In 1871 Ina Royse of Ballinvirick married George Caulfield of Copsewood.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballinvirick Ballinvirick Nantinan Rathkeale Nantinan 136 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R392 472
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 64
Nantinan House Nantinan Nantinan Rathkeale Nantinan 136 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R392 472
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 64

Archival sources

  • Abstracts of wills & other documents re Lysaght, Royse, Davis, Honan, Atkins & other families, 17th-19th centuries. Dr E. MacLysaght Collection, Small Accessions Index 52, T.1696, Co.1014, M.372; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Royse, 28 June 1853, Vol 21 (54), MRGS 39/010, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to Thomas Henry Royse of Nantinon, Co Limerick, 16 Oct 1812. GO MS 106:36; National Library of Ireland
  • Collection of miscellaneous documents, includes marriage settlement John Yielding of Tralee & Elizabeth Savage Royse of Nantinan, 1784. Small Accs Index 85, D.12395 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Mortgage of lands in Co Limerick, Elizabeth Barnewall, Kilbroody, Co Limerick, to Rev Henry Royse, Nantinan, Co Limerick, 5 Oct 1716. Ms 548; Representative Church Body Library

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Modern printed sources