Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Massy (Stoneville)

Burke's ''Irish Family Records'' states that William Massy bought Stoneville, Rathkeale, county Limerick, from the Honourable Henry Southwell in 1751. William Massy was a younger son of Hugh Massy of Duntrileague, county Limerick. From his eldest son Hugh descend the Massys of Stoneville and his second son John was the ancestor of the Massys of Glenville. The descendants of Hugh Massy were still living at Stoneville in the late 20th century. In the mid 19th century the Massy estate was in the parishes of Doondonnell and Nantinan, barony of Connello Lower. In the 1870s Elizabeth Massy widow of James Fitzgerald Massy owned 1,138 acres in county Limerick.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Cloghanarold Cloghanarold Doondonnell Rathkeale Riddlestown 132 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R344 418
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 64
Stoneville Stoneville Nantinan Rathkeale Riddlestown 132 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R354 438
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 64

Archival sources

  • Will of Diana Massy of Stoneville, 1850-1851. Charles J. Wilson collection, Small Accession Index 15, T.8272-8273; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Massy, 14 Feb 1851, Vol 5 (52), MRGS 39/002, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Massy, 14 Nov 1856, Vol 42 (38), MRGS 39/020, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Massy & Westropp, 18 Nov 1859, Vol 57 (34), MRGS 39/029, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Massy, 25 Apr 1873, Vol 109 (51), MRGS 39/050, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources