Landed Estates
University of Galway

Maunsell (Limerick)

The Maunsell family were originally from Buckinghamshire. They settled at Mocollop, county Waterford, in the early 16th century and received lands in counties Galway and Limerick in the 17th century. Richard Maunsell settled in Limerick in the 18th century and represented the city in Parliament from 1741 to 1761. From his second son descend the Maunsells of Ballywilliam. His eldest son Thomas married Dorothea Waller of Castle Waller and had four sons, Richard died in America, Thomas of Plassey, Robert of Bank Place, Limerick and the Reverend George, Dean of Leighlin, who married Helena Hedges Eyre of Macroom Castle and Mount Hedges, county Cork. Robert Maunsell had a distinguished career in India and was a founder of Maunsells' Bank with his brother Thomas and Sir Matthew Blakiston on his return to Ireland in 1789. The descendants of Robert's fourth (Henry of Fantstown, Kilmallock) and sixth (General Frederick of Gortbwee, Clonan and Glenwood) sons were living in county Limerick in the late 19th century. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Major Robert Maunsell, [eldest son of Henry Maunsell of Fantstown] held land in the parishes of Fedamore, barony of Smallcounty and in the parishes of Monagay, Newcastle and Killeedy, barony of Glenquin.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Glenwood Glenwood Clonlea Limerick Castlecrine 115 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R504 693
OS Sheet: 43
Discovery map: 58
Garryduff Garryduff Monagay Newcastle Garryduff 114 Glenquin Limerick OSI Ref: R230 318
OS Sheet: 35
Discovery map: 64
Plassey Sreelane Kilmurry Limerick Ballysimon 45 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R615 582
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Maunsell, 3 July 1868, Vol 90 (42), MRGS 39/044, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Rental of estate of Lieut Col Robert Maunsell in Co Limerick, 1862-1896. MS 5673; National Library of Ireland
  • Folio page containing births, marriages etc of members of the Maunsell family in Dublin, Limerick & India, 1782-1796, with 2 other copies with similar details. MS 10,996 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Jameson, solicitors collection, included copy will of Thomas Maunsell of Plessy, 1815. Small Accs Index 53, T.1403; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources