Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Massy (Glenwilliam)

A junior branch of the Massys of Duntrileague, county Limerick, descended from the Reverend Godfrey Massy of Mount Sion, county Limerick and Vicar of Dysart and Prebendery of Limerick. In 1819 George Massy of Glenwilliam married as his second wife Eliza Odell of the Grove, county Limerick. She married secondly Daniel Power. The Glenwilliam estate and the lands of Gortroe amounting to 942 acres belonging to George Thomas De Massy, a minor, were advertised for sale in June 1851. Sales of other lands continued to be advertised in the following years, including land in the barony of Orrery and Kilmore, county Cork in November 1857. Glenwilliam was bought by Edward Atkinson some time in the 1850s. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Massy estate in the parishes of Ballingarry and Croom was in the hands of the Court of Chancery. George Rollo Massy, a younger son of George and Eliza Massy, held land in th parish of Kilfinnane, barony of Coshlea, at the time of Griffith's Valuation and in the 1870s he owned 1,000 acres in county Limerick. His address was Usher's Quay, Dublin. In July 1866 and July 1875 lands at Ballinanima (178 acres), barony of Coshlea, the estate of George Rollo Massy were advertised for sale. A Mr. Sharp purchased some of these lands in trust in July 1866. A further sale of George Rollo Massey's property was advertised in the Land Judges' Court in November 1888.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballynakill Ballynakillmore Mahoonagh Newcastle Mahoonagh 116 Glenquin Limerick OSI Ref: R336 329
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 64
Mountsion Mountsion Grean Limerick Caherconlish East 49 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R736 473
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 65
Prospect Prospect Stradbally Limerick Ballyvarra 46 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R643 607
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 58
Glenwilliam Glenwilliam Ballingarry Croom Ballynoe 10 Connello Upper Limerick OSI Ref: R410 321
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 65
Stagdale Lodge Lissanarroor Galbally Mitchelstown Riversdale 86 Coshlea Limerick OSI Ref: R841 287
OS Sheet: 50
Discovery map: 74

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), De Massy, 23 July 1850, Vol 2 (31), 14 Jan 1851, Vol 5 (13), (Gortroe) MRGS 39/001 & 39/002 (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), De Massy, 24 June 1851, Vol 8 (30) & 21 Oct 1851, Vol 11 (26), (Glenwilliam & Gortroe), MRGS 39/003 & 39/005, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), De Massy, 13 July 1852, Vol 17 (31), MRGS 39/008, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), De Massy, 19 May 1857, Vol 45 (23), MRGS 39/022, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Massy, 3 July 1866, Vol 82 (21), 10 July 1875, Vol 120 (47), MRGS 39/040 & 39/055, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), De Massy, 17 Nov 1857, Vol 48 (40), MRGS 39/023, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources