Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Disney (County Waterford)


Estate(s)

Name Description
Disney (County Waterford) Originally from Lincolnshire, the Disneys were granted lands in counties Louth, Waterford and Westmeath in the 1660s. Major General Sir Moore Disney had a distinguished career in the Peninsular wars. After his death in 1848 his representatives were among the principal lessors in the parishes of Dysert, Mothel and Rathgormuck, barony of Upperthird, county Waterford, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Almost 3000 acres of this estate was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in February 1852.
Maquay George Disney Maquay, whose address is given as Ballybrittas, Monasterevan, was the owner of over 850 acres in county Waterford in the 1870s. The Maquays were a prominent Irish banking family who later settled in Florence. George Disney Maquay's mother was Elizabeth Disney, from whom these Waterford estates would have derived. An extensive collection of this family's papers is held in the archives of the British Institute in Florence. See http://www.britishinstitute.it/en/archive/maquay-collection.asp