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De Burgh of Oldtown

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De Burgh of Oldtown

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Surnames: de Burgh
There follows an incomplete version of the de Burgh family tree taken from Burke's Landed Genrty of Ireland (1958). Any corrections, updates or other information warmly appreciated. I plan to put up a more anecdote based gfamily history soon.


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I. William de Burgh, brother of Hubert de Burgh, Earl of Kent, received a grant of lands in Ireland circa 1185. He married a daughter of Donall Mor O'Brien, King of Thomond, and d. 1204, leaving a son:

II. Richard the Elder (d. 1243) m. Egidia (d. 1241), dau of Hugh de Lacy, Earl of Ulster, leaving issue:

III.i. Walter (d. 1271), Lord of Connaught, Earl of Ulster m. Avelina, sister and co-heir of Richard, Lord Fitzjohn, leaving issue:

IV. Richard (d. 1326), the Red Earl m. (ante Feb 1281) Margaret, dau of Sir John de Burgh of Lanvalay, leaving a son:

V. Sir John de Burgh (d. 18 June 1313 - battle?) m. c. 1306 Elizabeth de Clare (d. 4 Nov 1360), foundress of Clare College, Cambridge [and dau of Gilbert, Earl of Gloucester & Hertford by his wife Joan, dau of Edward Longshanks] leaving a son:

VI. William, 3rd Earl, m. Maud dau of Henry, Earl of Lancaster (grandson of Henry III) left an only child:

VII i. Lady Elizabeth de Burgh suo jure Countess of Ulster m. (9 Sept 1352) Lionel of Antwerp, Duke of Clarnece (what was he to Carlow Castle?), son of Edward II. Through this marriage all hereditary rights passed to Kings of England.

III.ii. The second son of Richard the Elder and Egidia was "Athankip" (William Oge) de Burgh served with hsi father in France, with Henry III in 1245 against Scots and invaded Desmond, killing Cormac, Lord Desmond. He was taken hostage by the King of Connaught and put to death in 1270. His son:

IV. Sir William de Burgh (aka "Liath") (d. 1324) m. dau of MacJordan and was custos of Ireland in 1308. He won the battle of Athenry (1316).

V. i. Sir William Ulick de Burgh (d. 1353), ancestor of Earls & Marquesses of Clanricarde.

V. ii. Sir Edmond Bourke (aka "Albanach") died 1375 leaving a son:

VI. Sir Thomas Bourke (d. 1402), Justice of Connaught, m. (1397) a dau of The O'Conor, leaving issue 5 sons (of whom 4 succ each other in "the lordship of the MacWilliam Bourkes"). The 4th son John was ancestor of Earls of Mayo.

VII. Walter de Burgh (c. 1360 - 1440) of Bourke & Shruel who was, for 20 yrs, Lord of the MacWilliam Bourkes. He m. Sabia dau of O'Brien, Lord of Thomond. Eldest son succ:

VIII. John de Burgh of Bourke & Shruel m. a sister of the O'Brien whom he had overthrownand acquired by exchange in 1420 the property of Dromkeen, Co. Limerick, and settled there. Eldest son succ:

IX. William Dhue (the Black) of Dromkeen, succ by eldest son:

X. Meyler "Sleoght Meyler" of Dromkeen, succ by eldest son:

XI. Richard of Dromkeen, succ by eldest son:

XII. Richard Oge of Dromkeen, succ by eldest son:

XIII. Meyler of Dromkeen.

XIV. Ulick (Ulysses) of Dromkeen, succ by eldest son:

XV. Richard of Dromkeen, in Holy Orders, succ by eldest son:

XVI. Rt Rev Ulysses Burgh of Dromkeen, Bishop of Ardagh (consecrated September 11th 1692) m. (1663) Mary, dau of Col. William Kingsmill of Ballyowen, Co. Tipperary, and had issue:

i. Rev. Richard (b. 1666) of Dromkeen, Prebendary of Kilbraghm. (25 Feb 1689) Elizabeth Griffin (d. 1716) and had issue, of whom:

a) Thomas of Dromkeen (d. 1747) m. (1726) his cousin Mary de Burgh of Oldtwon. Their dau Mary m. (1753) Philpot Wolfe of Forenaghts, Co. Kildare. Their only son Richard dsp 1762 and Dromkeen passed to Richard's maternal uncle (?) Rt Hon Walter Hussey, Ld Chief Baron of Ct of Exchequer in Ireland and one of the most eloquent advocates of his day; who assumed name of Burgh and d. 1783)
b) Rev. Richard of Mount Bruis, Co. Tipp, whose daughter Mary m. Capt William Byam, 68th Regt, of Byams, Antigua & Woodborough, Somerset.

ii) William of Bert, Comptroller & Accountant General, m. (1693) Margaret, dau of Thomas Parnell of Congleton, Cheshire and d. 1744 leaving issue:

a) Thomas of Bert, MP for Lanesborough, m. 1731 Anne, dau of Rt Rev Dives Downes, Bishop of Cork & Ross. Had issue:

Ai) William (dsp 1808, bur'd York Minster), political friend of Horace Walpole, m. Margaret, dau of George Warburton of Firmount.

Aii) Thomas (d. 1810), Accountant General, MP, m. (1775) Anne (d. 1831), dau of David Aigion - their son was General Ulysses de Burgh, 2nd Lord Downes (1788 - 1864) who had two daughters, Anne (m. 3rd Earl of Clonmell) and Charlotte (m. 2nd Baron Seaton). See Burke's LG 1958 for more on these.

Aiii) Robert, HEICS m. Anne, dau of Hugh Hickman of Fenloe, Co. Clare. Their eldest daughter Mary m. (31 July 1800) her cousin Rev. John Hussey Burgh of Dromkeen (see that family, 1958 BLG). The other daughter Catherine m. Alexander Hamilton, son of George Hamilton, of Hampton, Baron of the Exchequer.

Aiv) Maragretta Amelia, cr. "Barones Oriel (5 June 1790) & Viscountess Ferrard (1797) m. 14 Dec 1764 her cousin John Foster, Baron Oriel (1821), (last Speaker of Irish House of Commons).

Av – Aviii) Four daus m. Hussey-Burgh, Rochfort, Coddington & Keating (1958 BLG).

b) Elizabeth m. 1739 Rt Hon Anthony Foster, Lord Chief Baron, whose son John Foster m. his cousin Maragretta Amelia de Burgh.

iii) Thomas, of whom presently.

iv) - viii) John (1673 - 1743) of Troy House, Monmouth; Charles (dunm c. 1693) and 3 daughters of whom youngest Dorothea m. Rev Thomas Smyth, Bishop of Limerick, ancestor of Viscount Gort.

XVII. The 3rd son, Thomas Burgh (1690 - 10 Dec 1730) OF OLDTOWN, MP for Naas (1713), engineer & Surveyor General for Ireland. He married Mary (d. 23 Oct 1753), dau of Rev. William Smyth (1644 - 1698), Bishop of Raphoe (1682), Kilmore (1693) & Ardagh by his wife Mary, a dau of Sir John Povey, Chief Justice of Common Pleas of Ireland. Mary was one of the Bishops seven children. Her brother James became Archdeacon of Meath and married a daughter of Archbishop Vesey of Tuam. Her sister married Archbishop Vesy's niece. They had 5 sons nd 3 daus. Of these there was Thomas (of whom presently), Elizabeth who m. Ignatius Hussey of Donor, Co. Kildare and was mother of Hon. WAlter Hussey Burgh, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer and Dorothea who m. (1749) as his 2nd wife afte death of he cousin Elizabeth, Anthony Foster, also Ld Chief Baron of the Exchequer so between 3 marriages, the de Burghs of Oldtown had the Exchequer nicely sealed up..

XIX. Thomas Burgh (1707 - 23 June 1759) of OLDTOWN, MP for Lanesborough & Naas. He m. (1) 1734 Margaret (d. 30 dec 1744), dau and co-heir of William Spriggof Clonvoe, by whom he had a duaghter Alice who m. J. Fox of 24th Regt.
He m. (2) june 1752 Katherine, dau of Sir Richard Wolsely, 1st Bart, of Mount Wolsely. They had aon Thomas (of whom presently), Richard, Mary and Catherone (m. James Caulfield of Castle Stewart).

XX. Thomas Burgh (23 Jan 1754 - 1832) of Oldtown, MP for Harristown & Fore. He m. 10 Aug 1784 Florinda (d. 1830) dau of Rt Hon Charles Gardiner, MP, and sister of 1st Viscount Mountjoy (Luke?). they had 8 sons and 4 daus.

i) Very Rev thomas John, of whom presently.

ii)Charles, drowned 1793.

iii) Rev Walter, Vicar of Naas (d. 1858) m. Elizabeth Langrishe.

iv) Luke, RN, b. 1791, k in action at sea 1809 (3 sons killed by sea at time of William Bunbury).

v) Arthur RN (1792 - 1835)

vi) Charles (1795 - drowned 1822)

vii) Major John (1799 - 1875), 93rd Highlanders, m. Emma Maria Hunt and had son hubert John dunm (1845 - 1877).

viii) Rev William, DD (1801 - 1866), Rector of Ardboe & St John's, Sandymount, contemporary of William Bunbury of Lisnavagh. He m. (1) Anne, dau of Rev John Copinger. Had a whopping 7 sons and 11 daus incl:
a) Archdeacon Maurice of Kildare (1827 - 1894) m. (1861) Henrietta, dau of Edward Beauman of Furness - eldest son William was Chaplain to troops in Boer War and died aged 39 on 4 Sept 1902 at Woodstock, Cape Colony, of diseases contarcted.
b) William (1829 - 1878) m. (1864) Hannah, dau of Capt Thomas Monck Mason, RN.
c) Hubert (1830 - 1901) in Holy Orders at Church of Rome.
f) Alfred (b. 1857) m. (25 Feb 1880 - very timely for Land Wars!) Clemina Elizabeth, dau of Hon Henry Marlay, QC, Judge of Landed Estates Court in Ireland.
i) Sarah m. (1858) Lt. Col. Edward Codrington.
j) Anna Maria m. (1860) Rev A Labatt.
k) Theodosia Isabella m. (1858) Hon Edward Ogilvie of Yulgibar on Clarence River in NSW. he died 1896.
l) Emma m. (1861) Col. Robert french 9d. 1897)
The Rev William de Burgh m (2) Janet mcCartney.

XXII. Very Rev Thomas de Burgh (d. 4 Sept 1845) of Oldtown, Dean of Cloyne. He m. 4 May 1811 Lady Anna Louisa Hely-Hutchinson (d. 27 dec 1857), dau of Rt Hon Francis H-H, MP, & sister of 3rd Earl of Donoughmore.They had 9 sosna dn 3 daus of whom:

i) Thomas, of whom presently.

ii) Lt Col Francis, Dublin City Artillery (dsp 1892)

iii) Henry, LLD, m. (1848) Elizabeth dau of Hans Hendrick of Kerdiffstown. He dsp 1876.

iv) Florinda m. (1861) Thomas Hutchinson Tristram, Chancellor of the Diocese of London.

v) Charlotte m. (1857) Lt Col James Stuart Tighe (1831 - 1904) of Rossanagh, 8th Madras Cavary.

XXIII. Thomas de Burgh (23 June 1813 - 15 July 1872) of Oldtown m. Jane, only child of Major Thomas Campbell-Graham, 1st Royal Scots, of Scarva House, Co. Monaghan (injection of scots blood?). Dublin Castle granted a patent on 6 March 1848 granting family the right "to resume their ancient name of De Burgh". They had 3 sons & 1 dau:

i) Thomas John, of whom presently.

ii) Col. Ulick George Campbell de Burgh (1855 - 1902), CB (1902) of Scarva. Col in Army Dept. Insp. Gen. of Remounts at HQ. Formerly 3rd & 7th Dragoon Guards. Served in Egyptian Campaign (1892). he m. (22 Nov 1883) Anna Blanche Constance 9d. 2 Aug 1915), only child of Lt Charles Augustus Francis Paget, RN (relly of Admiral McClintock?). Their only son Desmond Herlouin was an A/Commodore in RAF in WWI and WW2 and died on active service aged 46 on 17 Jan 1943.

iii) Hugo Henry Patrick de Burgh (8 June 1868 - 1900) of Ballinapearce. Killed in action at Jammersburg Drift nr Wepener, Orange River Colony, 11 April 1900. He m. 1893 MabelBeaumont of Tarnley Lodge, St. Albans. Their eldest son was Lt Col Hugh Graham de Burgh, OBE, MC, who served in both wars, married and had issue. Their second son RN Lt Cmdr Ulric Campbell de Burgh married with issue. They also had a daughter Marguerite Lily (b. 1897) m. (16 June 1919) Capt Robert Edward Anstruther (d. 22 july 1921), MC, of Black Watch, only son of Sir Ralph Anstruther, 6th Bart, and had issue.

iv) Anna Louisa (1850 - 1912) m. (22 Oct 1874) Cmdr Dashwood Goldie Tandy, RN (d. 1883) and had issue.

XXIV. Lt Col Thomas John de Burgh (1 Nov 1851 - 7 Sept 1931 = another dir contemporary of Thomas Kane), DL, JP, HS (1884). Formerly Lieut 57th Regt and 5th Dragoon Guards. Commanded 17th btn Imp Yeo in Boer War 190 - 01. He m. (23 April 1878) Emily Anne de Robeck, eldest dau of 4th Baron. they had 5 sons (3 got DSOs, 1 ka and Maurice, who knows?!) and 3 daus of whom:

i) Hubert Henry DSO of whom presently.

ii) General Sir Eric de Burgh (b. 1881), KCB, CB, DSO (1916), OBE, late I.A. (1904-41). Served in Boer War, WWI, Afganistan & NW Frontier (1919) & Waziristan (1922, 1937). Lived at Ard Caein outside Naas and Bargy Castle in Wexford. He m. (31 Oct 1923) Mary (d. 14 June 1934), only dau of Lt Gen SIr Edward Arthur Fanshawe, KCB, of Rathmore, Naas. Their eldet daughter Maeve m. (April 1946) Lt Col Charles John Davison, MBE, who worked with British W Africa Corpn in Lagos, Nigeria,, son of Capt Harry Davison of Argentina nad had two sons, Richard (b. 1947) and Chris de Burgh the rock singer (b. 15 Oct 1948; its through them that Rosanaa Davison comes about). Their 2nd daughter Rosemary m. Michael Joseph Foley of Naas.

iii) Maurice Ulick, b. 1882, had address at Lawlors Hotel, Naas in 1958.

iv) Capt Charles de Burgh, RN (1886 -), DSO (1917). Served in HM's submarines (1908 - 38) and in Mobilization Dept of Admiralty under ADmiela de Robeck. Cmd'd HMS Cyclops (1926-27) and 6th Submarine Flotilla (1928-29). Married Isabell Campbell. Their daughter Lydia Anne artist painted portraits of Queen and Princess Anne. Another daughter Coralie Isabel m. Robert Kinahan of Belfast (anything to Craigie?)

v) Lt Thos de Burgh, 31st (DCO) Lancers, ka France 17th Sept 1914 aged 26.

vi - viii) Coralie (b. 1880), Zoe (m Kennedy Maxwell), Una (d young 1880)

XXV. Captain Hubert Henry de Burgh of Oldtown, DSO (1917)
Born 16 Feb 1879 (same as Billy Bunbury no?). Served in both wars with RN. Legion of Honour (1917). M. (28 Nov 1917) Mary Edith Margery Isabel, dau of John Adye Buchan (not the writer) of Whitehall, Kingsbridge, S. Devon. had a son John Hubert and daus Deidre and Rosaleen.

XXVI. Major John Hubert de Burgh, MC (1943), formerly 16th/5th Lancers. Born 17 Feb 1921 and educ at Stowe. Served WW2 (despatches), retired from army 1950. M. 29 Sept 1952 Clare Susanna, eld dau of Maj Kenneth Gordon Woodbine Shennan of Shipton Oliffe Manor, Andoversord, Glos, by his wife Lilah Maude, 3rd dau of Capt Denis St George Daly of Dunsandle, Co. Galway. Lilah's brother Major Bowes Daly, MC, was sometime ADC to Viceroy of India (1923-26) and Master of the Galway Blazers. They had a son Hubie and dau Caroline Clare (b. 21 Nov 1955).

XXVII. Hubie de B, b. same date as father 17 Feb 1954.
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