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Tipperary, formerly Vicar of Kilshallaghan, Co. DubUn, 9 May, 1715
{Liber Munerum) entered T.C.D. 5 Oct., 1698, aged 15, B.A. 1703, m.
Margaret, dau. of the Very Rev. Stephen Handcock, Dean of Kilmac-
duagh, brother of William Handcock, M.P. for Athlone, 1703-15 and
Co. Westmeath 1721-33, grandfather of William, 1st liOrd Castlemaine.
The Rev. Peter Wybrants made his will 11 Dec, 1752, and desired to
be buried in Ballymachy Church. The will was proved 3 Feb., 1755.
By his wife, who d. at Clontarf, Nov., 1778, (Freeman's Journal), he had
issue : —

I. Stephen Wybrants, of Granby Row, Dublin, Army Agent,
Attorney-at-law, Commissary and Deputy Cursitor of the
Court of Chancery, m. 13 May, 1752, Alicia, dau. of William
Cane, of Dowdstown, near Maynooth, and d., will dated 4
Sept., 1802, proved 4 Sept., 1810, leaving issue. From him
descended the families of Wybrants of Dublin, Herbert of
Kilpeacon, Maunsell of Finneterstown, Middleton- Wybrants,
I. Hannah Wybrants, m. prerog. marr. lie. 18 July, 1757, the Rev.

Daniel Mathews, M.A., T.C.D.
11. Anne Wybrants.
III. Elizabeth Wybrants.

* This refers to the murder of one of Wybrants' daughters by her husband,
Francis Eustace, a " gentleman of a good estate near Dublin." Steele tells the
story in the Tatler, and in Jones' British Cla-'^sics, 1823, there is an cn!j;raving by
Corbould of tho murder, fifec also Sir John Gilbert's Preface to the Seventh Vol.
of The Gahndnr of the City of Dublin Records, p. ix.



Nixon of Cranleybeg, Co. Longford.

The exact connection of this family with the Nixons of Nixon Hall,
is not known, but a tradition exists that they were of the same stock.*
ROBERT NIXON, of Dublin, gentleman, sold certain lands in Co.
Leitrim to Sir John Edgeworth, Knt., of Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford,
for £250, and in return leased from Sir John " the lands of Gooteray,
otherwise Goorsay, and Kilcoursey, with the lands of Cranalaghbeg,"
all in Co. Longford, by deed dated 8 Dec, 1674.f After Robert Nixon's
death, his widow Mary (who had had two sons John and Robert) m.
2nd, Kilmore and Ardagh licence bond, dated 4 March, 1697, Adam
Nixon, of Lislusk, Co. Longford J, henceforth, jure uxoris, of Cranley-
beg, by whom she had a dau., Ehzabeth Nixon. Adam Nixon's will,
dated 20 July, 1720, was proved in the diocese of Ardagh, 24 Aug.,
1721. He was survived by his wife Mary, his dau. Elizabeth, and his
two stepsons (sons of the above Robert and Mary) viz. : —
I. JOHN, of whom presently.

II. Robert Nixon, of Cranleybeg (tenant to his brother John),
d., will dated 27 Feb., 1753, proved in diocese of Ardagh
23 Jan., 1754, left directions that he should be buried in tlie
family burying-place at Edgeworthstown. By Mary, his
wife, he had issue : —

1. John Nixon, of Cranleybeg, tenant to his uncle, 6. after
1732, under age in 1753, living 1776.§

1. Catherine Nixon, w. 1746, John Hands.

2. Mary Nixon, yn. 1753, George Moxham. ||

3. Jane Nixon.

4. Anne Nixon, m. Purdon.

The elder son : —

JOHN NIXON, of Redmills, Chapehzod, Co. Dublin, merchant,
Capt. 5th Co^ 3rd. Regt. of Foot (Mihtia) a Dublin Corps, Jan., 1760,
{TJie Puhlic Gazetteer)^ m., settlements^ dated 11 Jan., 1722-3, Jane,
dau. of George James, of Dubhn, clothier, d. (cod. to will dated 12
Nov., 1772, proved 10 May, 1773), leaving by her, who d. at Red-
mills, Feb., 1772, aged 76, two sons and one dau., viz. : —
I. JOHN, of whom presently.

* This statement was made in 1870 by Mr.s. Delhoste, dau. of lieut.-Col. John

Lyons Nixon, to Capt. Alex. Nixon Montgomery (p. 78). She gave him a pedigree
oi her family.

t Chancery Bill, 20 May, 1776, Richard Lovell Edgewcrth v. John Nixon, John
Nixon, and George Nixon.

J There is a Kilmore marriage licence between William Nixon, of Duigians, Co.
Longford, and Rebecca McCawly, of the parish of Abbeylara, dated 4 June, 1705.

§ Chancery Bill, 1776, Edgeworth v. Nixon. In The Dublin Gazette, March 9-12,
1776, is announced the marriage of '' Mr. Fitzgerald, to Miss Nixon, of Cranleybeg,
in the County of Longford."

II Sir William Betham's Will Pedigrees, Ulster's office.

•|| Registry of Dee(Js, Vol. 34, p. 462, No. 22372.


II. George Nixon, of Redmills, Chapelizod, and of Queen's Co.,
merchant, m. 24 Dec, 1761, Mary, dau. of Capt. Theophilus
Desbrisay, and was buried at Castleknock, having had by
her, who d. at Chapelizod, Dec, 182G, aged 88, with other
issue : — *

1. Robert Nixon, (Rev.) Deputy Registrar for the dioceses

of Killala and Achonry, entered T.C.D. 3 Nov., 1788,
aged 18, B.A., 1794, m. July, 1804, Sarah, eldest dau. of
William Fetherstonhaugh, of Carrick, Co. Westmeath,
High Sheriff that Co., 1782, by Susanna, dau. of Godfrey
Wills, of Willsgrove, Co. Roscommon. Mr. Nixon d.
at Killala, May, 1812, (will proved 30 May, 1812) and
his widow d. intestate, admon. granted to William
Fetherstonhaugh, 11 Aug., 1815.

2. George Nixon, of Milford, Queen's Co., Major Ceylon Regt.,

d. at South vale, Chapelizod, Co. Dublin, May, 1839.

3. Frederick Nixon, of Southvale, m. 1811, Charlotte Rencher,

and had issue : — t

(1). Frederick Nixon.

(2). John Nixon.

(3). Walter Nixon.

(4). Robert Nixon.

(5). Thomas Nixon.

(1). Dora Charlotte Nixon, m. June, 1843, the Rev.

Adolphus Theodore Drought, Rector of Aghancon,

Roscrea, who d. 7 April, 1875.

1. Magdalene Nixon, m., settlements 19 Nov., 1792, George

Cooke, of Aungier Street, Dublin, solicitor, and had three
sons, and one dau. Helen.

2. Jane Nixon, of Southvale, d. unm.., will proved 27 Aug.,

I. Mary Nixon, m. 1st, settlements 18 and 19 Dec, 1741, J James
Taylor, Alderman of Dublin, eldest son of Thomas Taylor,
of Dublin. He d. March, 1762, and she m. 2nd, 1773, Hugh
Nevin, By her first marriage she had eleven children, Thomas
d. at Fort St. George, Coromandel, India, 1769,§ Archibald,
James, George, Robert, Jane, Elizabeth, Frances, Mary,
Lucretia, and Anne, h. after her father's death.

The eldest son of John Nixon, of Redmills : —

JOHN NIXON, of Carrick, Co. Westmeath, and sometime of
Courtown, Co. Kildare, Lieut. 5th Co., 3rd Regt. of Foot, (Militia)
a Dublin Corps, Jan., 1760 {The Public Gazetteer), m. Anne Susanna,
dau. of Henry Lyons, of River Lyons, King's Co., M.P. for King's Co.,11

* "Died at Colombo, in the Island of Ceylon, Lieut. G. Nixon, late of liip
Majesty's 19th Regt. of Foot. This distinguished yoimg ofificer was the eldest son
of George Nixon, Esq., of Red Mills, County of Dublin : his death is a serious ex-
aggeration of the grief of his parents by the recent loss of another promising youth,
his brother, an officer in the same regiment, on his return with a detachment to
Ceylon from Seringapatam to join his regiment." {Sawiders News Letter, 11 April,

t Betham's Will Pedigrees.

j Exchequer Bill, 7 Nov., 1770, John Nixon, exr. of .Tas. Taylor, v. Mary Taylor
and others.

§ Exchequer Bill, 7 Nov., 1770, Nixon v. Taylor.

IT Chancery Bill, 26 May, 1788, Alex. Lawe v. John Nixon, Anne Susanna Nixon.
John Lyons Nixon, etc.


bv Anne, sister of Robert, 1st Earl of Belvedere, and sixth dau. of the
Right Hon. George Rochfort, M.P., Chief Chamberlain of the Court of
Exchequer,* by Lad}' Elizabeth Moore, dau. of Henry, 3rd Earl of
Drogheda. They had four sons and four daus, : —
I. JOHN LYONS, of whom presently, p. 181.
II. Henry Nixon, Lieut. -Colonel in the army 1 Jan., 1812, Major
4:4th Regt., 1 Jan., 1805, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Arthur Browne,
Governor of Charles Fort and Kinsale, and had by her, who
d. 7 Dec, 1858, with others, (of whom were Peter, John,
Thomas, and Henry) : — |

1. Marmaduke George Nixon, Lieut.-Colonel in the army,
Major 39th Regt.

2. Murray Octavius Nixon, Colonel R.A., d. intestate 15
July. 1863.

1. Elizabeth Nixon, d. umn.

2. Augusta Nixon, Mrs. Dalziel.

3. Anna Susanna Nixon.

III. George Nixon, Lieut. 12th Regt., d. intest. at Seringapatani,

admon. granted to his father, John Nixon, 16 June, 1800.

IV. Robert Nixon, Lieut.-Colonel 1st Royals, formerly 12th Regt.,

awarded 4th Class Wilhelm's Order by the King of the Low

Countries, (WelUngton's despatches, 8 Oct., 1815), m. 2 April,

1812, Catherine Henrietta, third dau. of Lieut.-Colonel Abel

Ram, of Clonattin, Co. Wexford, M.P. for Duleek and for

Co. Wexford, by Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph Stopford, brother

of James, 1st Earl of Courtown, She d. 30 Jan., 1823, and

Colonel Nixon d. at Brussels, 6 Nov., 1823, having had issue: —

1. Edward J. Nixon, (Rev.), formerly an officer in the army,

afterwards Chaplain to the London Hospital, w. Miss

Daniel, and d. at The Parsonage, Cook's River, Sydney,

6 March, 1860, and had a dau. Dora Nixon.

1. Ellen Nixon, Sister of Mercy, Clewer.

2. Catherine Henrietta Nixon, m,. 1 Aug., 1850, Count de

Zuylen de Nyevelt, Chamberlain to the King of the

3. Dorothea Mary Anne Nixon, m. 29 July, 1869, Robert

AUen Harden, Barrister-at-law.

4. Anna Nixon, d. young.

I. Anna Nixon, d. umn. at Cheltenham.

II. Dorothea Nixon, m. 1806, her cousin, Colonel Gustavus Rochfort,
100th Regt., M.P. Co. Westmeath, 1826-30, 1830-31, and
1831-32, third son of Gustavus Hume-Rochfort, of Rochfort,
Co. Westmeath, for many years M.P. for that Co., by Frances,
youngest dau. of John Bloomfiteld, of Redwood, Co. Tipperary.
Colonel Rochfort d. 1848, having had with other issue : —
1. Gustavus Rochfort, Capt. 4th Dragoon Guards, d. unm.,

1. Maynard Anna Rochfort, m. the Rev. William Multon

Blencowe, Rector of Shawell, Leicestershire.

2. Harriette Bloomfield Rochfort, ni. 25 Sept., 1826, Edmund

Wakefield Meade- Waldo, of Stone Wall Park and Hever

* In 1721 Swift spent part of the summer with Mr. Rochfort at Gaulstown House,
and wrote a poem called " The Country-Life," describing his adventures there.
" Thalia, tell in sober lays.
How George, Nim, Dan, Dean pass their days."
t Mrs. Delho§te's pedigree.

M 2


Castle, Kent, J.P., D.L., and d. 28 Sept., 1836, leaving by
her, who d. 10 Jan., 1858, two sons and one dau. : —
(1.) Edmund Waldo Meade-Waldo, of Stone Wall and
Hever, J.P., late 1st Life Guards, h. 13 May, 1829,
m. 1st, 10 Jan., 1854, Harriette Ellen, dau. of Henry
Owen Becher, of Aughadown, Co. Cork, and had two
children : —
i. Edmund Gustavus Bloomfield Meade -Waldo,
of Stone Wall Park and Hever Castle, J.P.,
h. 8 Feb., 1855, m. 2 March, 1880, Ada Coralie,
dau. of the Right Hon. Sir Richard Baggallay,
Lord Justice of Appeal, and has issue : —

1. Edmund Richard Meade- Waldo, Lieut,
the Rifle Brigade, (Prince Consort's Own),
6. 17 Feb., 1881.

2. Geoffrey Meade-Waldo, h. 8 Jan., 1884.

1. Florence Coralie Meade- Waldo.

2. Harriette Dorothy Meade- Waldo, m. 14
June, 1906, Charles Sandbach Parker.

i. Ellen Harriette Augusta Meade- Waldo, »i. 5
April, 1877, Lieut. -Colon el Charles Morant
Churchill, 50th Regt., of Manor House,
Buckland Ripers, and Holmwood Park,
Dorsetshire, and had issue : —
1. Charles Waldo Lionel Churchill, 2nd Lieut.
3rd Hants Regt., h. 16 May, 1883, d. of
wounds received at Klerksdorp, South
Africa, April, 1902.
1. Frances Cecily Evelyn Churchill.
E. W. Meade-Waldo, m. 2nd, 24 June, 1879, Cicely
Eleanor, dau. of Henry Chandos-Pole-Gell, of Hopton
Hall, Derbyshire, and d. 14 March, 1896, leaving
further issue : —
ii. Margaret Alice Meade- Waldo, m. 1 June, 1904,
her cousin, Edward Wilhelni Hay-Drummond-
Hay, second son of Sir Robert Drummond-
Hay, C.M.G., and has :—
John Waldo Edward Hay-Drummond-Hay,
h. 21 Feb., 1906.
iii. Katherine Auriol Meade-Waldo.
(2.) Gustavus Rochfort Meade- Waldo, 6. 23 March, 1831,

d. 11 Nov., 1863.

(1.) Harriet Dorothea Meade-Waldo, m. 5 Oct., 1850,

the Rev. William Wilberforce Battye, of Tingrith

House, Beds., and Little Hampden, Bucks, Rector.

of Hever, who d. 24 Jan., 1890, leaving issue, by

her, for whom see Burke's Landed Gentry, " Trevor-

Battye." She assumed by Royal Licence, 23 Sept.,

1890, the additional name and arms of Trevor.

IIL Augusta EHza Nixon, m. 1st, 11 Dec, 1805, John Buller, M.P.

for East Looe, brother of Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Buller,

Bart., and son of John Buller, M.P., by Mary, dau. of Sir

John St. Aubyn, Bart. Mr. Buller, d. s.p. 1807, and she m.

2nd, 17 May, 1815, Charles Scott-Murray, of Danesfield,

Bucks, grandson of John Murray, M.P., of PhiUphaugh, by

Eleanora, dau. of Lord Basil Hamilton, son of William, 3rd


Duke of Hamilton, K.G. By him, who d. 24 April, 1837, she
had, with a dau., unm., a son : —
Charles Robert Scott- Murray, of Danesfield. M.A., Ch. Ch.,

Oxford, M.P. for Buckinghamshire, 1841-5, J.P., High

Sheriff, 1852, 6. 28 Dec, 1818, m. 17 Sept., 1846, the

Hon. Amelia Charlotte Fraser, dau. of Thomas Alexander,

14th Lord Lovat, and d. 27 Aug., 1882, having had

issue : —

(1). Charles Aloysius Scott-Murrav, of The Manor House,
Hambledon, Bucks, J.P., High Sheriff, 1890, late
Lieut. 1st Life Guards, 6. 4 Nov., 1847, m. 2 May,
1872, Emily Blanche, dau. of Matthew James Higgins,
by Emily, dau. of Sir Henry Joseph Tichborne,
Bart., of Tichborne, Hants., and has issue, for whom
see Burke's Landed Gentry, " Scott-Murray."

(2). Augustin John Alphonse Scott-Murrav, 6. 11 Nov.,
1848, d. 8 Feb., 1871.

(3). Basil Henrv Scott-Murray, Major Scots Guards,
(retired) h. 5 Aug., 1858. ^

(1). Mildred Frances Scott- Murray, m. .30 Nov., 1871,
Ralph Henry Christopher Nevile, of Wellingore Hall,
Lincolnshire, J. P., High Sheriff, 1883, and has issue,
see Burke's Landed Gentry, " Nevile."

(2). Laura Amelia Margaret Scott-Murray.

(3). Mary Elizabeth Charlotte Scott- Murray.
IV. Harriet Nixon, d. unm. at Cheltenham.

The eldest son of John Nixon, and Anne Susanna Lyons, was : —

JOHN LYONS NIXON, Lieut.-Colonel commanding 4th West
India Regt., 13 June, 1811, formerly Coldstream Guards, and 7th
Hussars,* Lieut. -Governor of St. Christopher's, Nevis, ^nguilla and
the Virgin Islands, appointed 7 Feb., 1833, h. about 1773, m. 1st Mary
Anne, dau. of Major Sutherland, 93rd Highlanders, and 2nd, Anna,
dau. of George Barrett, of Demerara,t and d. at Clifton, 26 July, 1836,
aged 63, having had issue : —

I. Henry John Nixon, Madras Armv, H.E.I.C.S., entered Rugby

30 June, 1817, aged 14.
1. Anna Sophia Nixon, w. Major Thistlethwaite, 2nd (Queen's
Royal) Regt.
II. Frances Neville Nixon, h. 1796.

III. Mary Anne Nixon, h. 2 Sept., 1798, m. Major George Augustus
Elliott Delhoste, 35th Regt., son of Major George Solomon
Peter Delhoste, and has issue : —

1. John Peter Delhoste, h. 1815, d. s.p.

2. Lyons John Delhoste, b. and d. at Gibralter, 1817.

3. Donald Charles Delhoste, Ensign 63rd Regt., (when 15 J,

by presentation of the Duke of Wellington) retired as
2nd Lieut. 87th Fusiliers, 6. 25 March, 1829, m. Miss
Field, and emigrated to Canada. He had one son.

4. George Goldie Beattie Delhoste, b. 21 July, 1834, d. at

Mount Delectable, Queensland.
1. Anna Maria Delhoste, 7n. Lieut.-Colonel John Rowley
Heyland, 7th Royal Fusiliers and 35th Regt., of Ballin-

* Mrs. Delhoste's pedigree.

t Sir William Betham's Will Pedigrees.


temple, Co. Deny, son of Major Arthur Heyland, 40tli

Regt., and had issue : —

(1). Arthur Rowley Heyland, Colonel 1st Bombay
Lancers, m. Miss Ashburner, and had issue.

(1.) Mary Delhoste Heyland, m. 30 July, 1858, Richard
Charles Pratt, J.P., of Kinsale, Co. Cork, Lieut.,
95th Regt., grandson of Jeremiah Pratt, of Kinsale,
(by Mary, dau. of Hickman Rose, of Limerick,
pp. 32 and 50), brother of Lieut. -General Sir Charles
Pratt, K.C.B. She d. 14 Jan., 1903, having had
twelve children, for whom see The Family of Green
of Youghal, by the Rev. H. B. Swanzy and T. G. H.
Green.— Dublin, 1902, pp. 77-8.

(2.) Jessie Frances Heyland, m. the Rev. Peter Schoales,
B.A., Rector of Arva, Co. Cavan.

2. Eliza Frances Popham Delhoste, h. 17 July, 1822, m.

Professor Richards Sinton, d. s.p.

3. Henrietta Caroline Ward Delhoste, b. 27 Aug., 1826, m.

Ernest Rialan, avocat, Larnes, Brittany, and had issue.

IV. Augusta Laura Nixon, m. 27 Dec, 1832, her cousin, Richard

Rochfort, Comptroller of the Customs at Cork, grandson of
George Rochfort, of Rochfort, Co. Westmeath, by Alice,
dau. of Sir Gustavus Hume, Bart., of Castle Hume, Co.
Fermanagh, and by him, who d. 1842, had a son : —
George Rochfort, Capt. 49th Regt., killed at the Redan.

V. Ameha Dorothea Nixon, d. in Jersey,


Notes on early Nixons in Cos. Fermanagh and Cavan.

George Nixon, of Drumwhillian, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan, " gener."
will dated 21 Feb., 1695-6, proved 2 May, 1696, by Mary, the widow,
directed that he should be bur. in Killeshandra, mentions his three
children, John Nixon, Wm. Nixon, and Margaret Nixon, and his brother
James Nixon, who was to live with them, and help to manage. Wit-
nesses, Anthony Iveson, Richard Young, and Andrew Nixon.

John Nixon of DrumcuUion, Killeshandra, (? the same place) had by
Mary his wife, a dau. Mary, who m. 1752 Robert Tronson, of Killeshandra,
and by him had, with other issue, a son, the Rev. Robert Tronson,
B.A., T.C.D. 1781, Rector of Athboy, Co. Meath, and Newtownhamilton,'
Co. Armagh, father of Lawford Tronson, whose eldest son was Major-
General Robert Nixon Tronson, Indian Army, who d. 9 Nov., 1882,
leaving issue.

William Nixon, of Drumsick, will dated 5 April, 1699, proved in
diocese of Clogher same year, had by his wife Ellen three sons : —
WilUam Nixon, Andrew Nixon, and Robert Nixon.

A William Nixon m. at Enniskillen, 22 April, 1701, Anne, sister of
James Corry, of Carrowmacmea, Co. Fermanagh, (see Lord Belmore's
History of the Family of Corry of Castlecoole), and had two sons, (1) John
Nixon, bapt. at Enniskillen, 12 Feb., 1702. (2) Andrew Nixon, bapt.
there 26 March, 1703. This may have been Andrew Nixon of TuUy-
harney, diocese of Clogher, who in his will dated 7 March, and proved


15 March, 1753, mentions his brother John Nixon, and wishes to be
buried beside his father in DerryvuUen. This John Nixon may have
been the John Nixon, who, by Isabella his wife, had twin sons, James
and Andrew, bapt. at Enniskillen 4 Feb., 1738.

The following occur in the Parochial Returns of Clones, Co. Monaghan,
which parish is on the borders of Co. Fermanagh : —

1672, 24 Aug., Margaret, dau. of Thomas and Ellenor Nixon, bapt.

1673, 14 Dec, Margaret, dau. of Thomas and Alis {sic) Nixon,' buried.
1673-4, 7 Jan., Charles Montborgett and Anne Nixon married.
1723, 12 July, Elinor Nixon, buried.

1723-4, 29 Feb., Elinor, dau. of Robert and Jane Nixon, bapt.

1725, 6 Nov., George, son of George and Jane Nixon, bapt.

1726, 5 May, Adam Nixon, buried.

1726-7, 4 Jan., Adam Nixon, of George and Jane Nixon, bapt.
1726-7, 25 Feb., Andrew Nixon, buried.
1728, 26 Oct., John, son of George and Jane Nixon, bapt.
1731, 14 Oct., George Nixon, and Anne Forster, married.
1731-2, 21 March, George, of Wm. and Sarah Nixon, bapt.

Parochial Returns of Aghavea, Co. Fermanagh.

1669, 8 Nov., Margaret, dau. of John Nixon, of DonanoUum (V) bapt.
1669-70, 6 March, John Nixon and Joane Johnston, married.
1672, Aug., Grisoll, dau. to John Nixon, of Ardunchan, bapt.

Parochial Returns of Aghalurcher, Co. Fermanagh.
1675, 13 Nov., James Allen and Elizabeth Nixson, married.

Parish Register of Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh.
(Only those entries not elsewhere mentioned are noted here.)

1666, 3 March, Margaret, dau. of Wm. Nixon, Bapt.

1668, 21 April, Thomas Nixson and Ellen Nixson, Marryed.

1669, 29 Oct., Mary, daughter to Wm. Nixson, Bapt. "

1670, 14 Sept., Margaret, dau. to Thomas Nixon, bap.

1671, 19 May, Marv^, dau. to Thomas Nixon, bap.
1671, 29 June, Mary, dau. to Thomas Nixon, Bur.

1683, — Feb., Elinor, dau. of Jo: Nixon, and Grissell his wife, bapt.

1683, 19 May, Elinor, dau. of Jo: Nixon, bur.

1696-7, 6 March, William Nixon, of John and Jane, bur.

1700, 8 May, Elizabeth Nixon, bur.

1705, 30 Jan., John Nixon and Joan Black, mar.

1705, 12 Nov., Alexr. Kearns and Anne Nixon, mar.

1716, 14 June, James Hall and Margaret Nixon, Mar^

1738, 18 Feb., Anne Nixon, of Willm. and Anne, Bap.

1742, 25 April, Margery, dau. of John Nixon, bapt.

(This last may possibly have been dau. of John Nixon, who ni. Cecily,
dau. of Robert Hassard, of Carne and Legnageymore, Co. Fermanagh,
elder son of Jason Hassard, of Mullymesker, High Sheriff, Co. Fer-
managh, 1676. John Nixon and his wife were living 15 May, 1747,
as proved by an Exchequer Bill filed that date. Weir v. Spear, and


Clogher Grant Book ; marriage licences.

1712, 5 Nov., John Nixon, of Lossett, Co. Cavan, and Elizabeth
Nicholl, of the par. of Clownish, Co. Fermanagh, (Clones).

1713, 17 Dec, Edward Nixon, of the par. of Cleenish, and Hellen
Cathcart of the par. of Devenish.

1714, 28 Oct., John Armstrong, of the par. of Clownish, and Jane
Nixon, otherwise Henry, of the par. of Rossory.

1714, 1 Jan., William Nixon, of Derrinch, and Margaret Montgomery
of Gartnabratan, both in the diocese of Clogher.

1717, 4 June, George Nixon and Alice Roe, both of the parish of

1717, 19 June, Oliver Craig and Margaret Nixon, both of the parish
of Clownish.

1717, 11 July, John Kennedy, of the Diocese of Dromore, and EUinor
Nixon, of the diocese of Clogher.

Kilmore Grant Book, Administrations and marriage licences.

1702, 6 May, admon. in goods of Thomas Nixon, lately of Co. Cavan,
Gent., granted to Henry Gwyllym, his principal creditor and adminis-

1705, 4 June, William Nixon, of Duigians, in the par. of Granard,
and Rebecca McCawly of the par. of Abbylarah.

1705, 25 June, Thomas Armstrong, of the par. of Carrigallen, and
Margaret Nixon, of the par. of Killeshandra, (probably dau. of George
Nixon, of Drumwhillian, see p. 182).

1716, 16 July, John Nixon, of par. of Clownish, Co. Monaghan, and
Susan Bodly, of par. of Belturbet, Co. Cavan.

1718, 20 Nov., Michael Sherridan and Nichola Nixon, both of Cavan,
par. of Urney.

1721, 3 Oct., admon. in goods of Charles Nixon, late of Tully, par.
Killasher, Co. Cavan, deceased, granted to Mary Nixon, the widow.

SwANZY OP Cavan.

This family, now presumed to be extinct, is said to have been descended
from a brother of Henry Swanzy, of Avelreagh, Co. Monaghan, Ensign
in Upton's Regt., 1688-9, see p. 99. Tradition asserts that he also
was in King William's army. No trace of him has been discovered ;
the earliest known ancestor, in the next generation, being : —

SAMUEL SWANZY, of Ballagh, Co. Monaghan, who m. Mary, a
legatee and apparently a relation of Thomas Wildman, of Skeagh,
Co. Monaghan, J.P., High Sheriff Co. Monaghan, 1696.* Mr. Swanzy's

* Thomas Wildman, or Wileman, perhaps father of the above, was High Sheriff
C'o. Monaghan, 1683. A memorial of the will of Thomas Wileman, of Skeagh. parish
of Drumsnatt, is on record in the Registry of Deeds, no. 20518, lands of Carri-
finlagh, Co. Monaghan. It was registered 20 April, 1722, and mentions among
others, " Samuel Swanccy, his wife and children, of Bellagh, in this co." ; testator's
nephew, Ralph Wileman, Ralph's wife Jane McCamis, als. Wileman, and children,
John, William, Parnwell (a daii.) and l^ettice : Elizabeth Noble, wife of Arthur
Noble, of Smithborough, exrs. Robert Montgomery, of Annyrea and John Forster,
of Tullaghan, Esqrs ; Elizabeth Wildman, m. Arthur Noble, marr. lie. 29 Oct.,
1714, diocese of Clogher. John and Thos. W., of Skeagh, were attainted 1689.


will, dated 29 Dec., 1750, was proved in the diocese of Clogher, 10
Nov., 1754. He had two sons and one dau. : —

I. William Swanzy, m. Rose, dau. of James Swanzy, of Avelreagh,
(see p. 99). She d. his widow 10 Jan., 1814, aged 82.

II. WILDMAN, of whom immediately.

I. Elizabeth Swanzy, m. John Lyon.

The younger son : —

WILDMAN SWANZY, of Swanville, Co. Monaghan, had four sons
and one dau.. viz : —

I. Samuel Swanzy, of Swanville, Attorney-at-law, m. 1st, licence
bond 2 Nov., 1776, Mary, dau. of Moses Kinkead, of New-
townhamilton, Co. Armagh. He m. 2nd, 23 Oct., 1780,
Bridget, dau. of Patrick McMahon, of Tegavly, Co. Monaghan.*
She d. intestate 17 Jan., 1781, admon. granted to her husband,
19 May, 1781. Mr. Swanzy w. 3rd, in Wexford Church,
5 March, 1782, Lucinda Bolton, of Prospect, Co. Wexford,
and d. before 5 Jan., 1791, f leaving bv her, who d., admon.
granted 20 Feb., 1824, two daus. :— ^

1. Mary Swanzy.

2. Elizabeth Swanzy, Mrs. Lawrence, living 1824.

TI. Henry Swanzy, of Ballynagraple, Co. Armagh, in 1776, and of
Sandymount, Co. Dublin, in 1781. f

III. JAMES, of whom presently.

IV. William Swanzy, perhaps the William Henry Swanztj, of

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