Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Wyse (Middlethird)

The Wyse family had been associated with Waterford since Norman times. Depending on political events and allegiences their fortunes ebbed and flowed. Their story, including that of Letitia, niece of Napoleon Bonaparte, who married Thomas Wyse, is told in the Bonaparte Wyse family history at www.askaboutireland.ie. They were industrialists as well as land owners. Wilson, writing in 1786, refers to "the irons mills of John Wyse, situated in a pleasing valley" six miles from Waterford. Francis Wyse was among the principal lessors in the parish of Dunhill, barony of Middlethird, county Waterford, at the time of Griffith's Valuation while Thomas Wyse held townlands in the parish of Trinity Without. Both Thomas and George Wyse were among the principal lessors in the parish of Aglish, barony of Decies-within-Drum at the same time. The rental of the lands of Dromore in the barony of Decies was advertised for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in June and again in December 1852. The Freeman's Journal reported that Patrick Power had purchased this property for £12,000. Over 700 acres of the estate in Middlethird barony was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court in 1868 by Thomas Wyse and other family members. Napoleon A.B. Wyse's Ballynacourty and Manor estates were offered for sale in May 1871, amounting to almost 1000 acres in the barony of Decies-without-Drum and extensive property in Waterford city. The Irish Times reported that the purchasers included Messers. Delaney, McMahon, Stephenson, Terry and White. Portions of this estate were re-offered in April 1872. One portion was purchased in trust for Hon. Thomas Ryan. By 1876, William "Wise", with an address in Brighton, was the owner of just over 300 acres in county Waterford. In the mid 19th century Thomas Wyse held an estate in the parish of Mortlestown, barony of Iffa and Offa West, county Tipperary.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Manor of St. John (Roanmore) Lisduggan, Big Trinity Without Waterford Waterford Rural 85 Middlethird Waterford OSI Ref: S592112
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 76
Ballynacourty House Ballynacourty Dungarvan Dungarvan Clonea 18 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X301923
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 82
Summerville/Corbally More Summerville Corbally Waterford Rathmoylan 93 Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: S630006
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 76

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Wyse, 13 November 1868, Vol 91, MRGS 39/044, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Wyse Mss., N.6055, P.6781 Materials for the history of the Wyse family, mainly of Co. Waterford, 1172-1900. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Wyse of the Co. Waterford, 1325 - 1792. Genealogical Office: Ms. 97, p. 19 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Wyse of Waterford, c. 1560 -- 1792. Genealogical Office: Ms. 164, p. 165 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Wyse of Waterford, c. 1600 -- c. 1750. Genealogical Office: Ms. 161, pp. 79 & 87 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Ms. 15,009 Letter and papers collected by Canon Power concerning the Wyse family and their property in Waterford city, including an imperfect copy of the will of Thomas Wyse, 1770 and 2 maps, 1935, of Barranstrand Street and adjoining areas, as they were c. 1750. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Ms. 5697 Newscuttings of Glimpses of Waterford by Matthew Butler, including an account of a number of Waterford families, 1944-1949. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Wyse of Waterford, 1574 -- 1930. Genealogical Office: Ms. 172, p. 219 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Bonaparte-Wyse Papers: Letters and papers of Sir Thomas Wyse, M.P. for Waterford, c. 1825-1855; other papers of the Bonaparte-Wyse family (with no Bonaparte reference) including some concerning W. L. Bonaparte-Wyse's service in the Department of Education in Ireland and Northern Ireland. (An unsorted collection in the National Library of Ireland.) ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Wyse, 4 June 1852, Vol 16, MRGS 39/007, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Wyse, 10 December 1852, Vol 19, MRGS 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Wyse, 23 May 1871, Vol 101, MRGS 39/047, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Wyse, 23 April 1872, Vol 105, MRGS 39/049, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Wyse Papers, mainly correspondence of Thomas Wyse MP & some accounts, 19th century. Mss 15,018-15,044; National Library of Ireland
  • Lismore Castle Papers, include rental & other documents re sale of lands in Co Waterford, in Encumbered Estates Court, 1852. Collection List 129. MS 43,959; National Archives of Ireland
  • Documents relating to property in Newtown, county Waterford, 1793–1885. Names Wyse and Firth. M. 7029; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources