Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Massy (Mount Massy)

This branch of the Massy family are descended from William and Ann (nee Creagh) Massy of Glenville, county Limerick. Their grandson, Captain Hugh Massy, married the widow of Colonel O'Donnell. "Burke's Irish Family Records" records that her maiden name was Hutchinson and that she was an heiress. Their son, Massy Hutchinson Massy, married Sarah Davies of Macroom and they had a son, William Hugh Massy Hutchinson of Mount Massy. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Massy H. Massy owned an estate mainly in the parishes of Clondrohid and Drishane, but also in the parishes of Kilnamartery and Macroom, barony of West Muskerry, county Cork. In May 1861 the estate of William Massy Hutchinson Massy amounting to 9,264 acres in the baronies of Barrymore and West Muskerry was advertised for sale. In the 1870s his son William H. Massy of Macroom owned 13,363 acres in the county.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mount Massy Kilnagurteen Macroom Macroom Macroom 227 West Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W335 741
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 79

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Massy, 28 May 1861, Vol 61 (84), MRGS 39/031, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Grant to Massy Hutchinson of fairs and markets at Kilnagurteen als Massytown, Co. Cork, Jan. 23, 1776. Co. 2333 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Detailed abstracts of wills of Hutchinson of London, of Bantry, of Mount Massey, Co. Cork, of Knockballymeagher, of Timoney, Co. Tipperary, of Edenderry in King's Co., of Armagh, of Co. Down, of City of Cork and City of Dublin, and Hely Hutchinson, Earl of Donoghmore, 1654 -- 1798. Genealogical Office: Ms.141, pp.129-40 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey, Parish of Macroom; Cork County Library

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Modern printed sources