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Shew'd Health had a sovereign Sway in the Place.
" Your censures are rash," said she, " Why for a few
" Should you judge the whole World to be false and untrue
" Come to * Branenstown House at the Top of the Hill
" And 3'our splenatic Humours we'll teach you to kill,
" With all that the Eye can take in of Delight,
" With all that the Heart conceives virtuous and right
" With all that brings Mirth and gives Vapours the Rout,
" I'll engage you'll be pleas'd with within and without."
I thank'd her but told her I couldn't that Day,
For I dined with the 'Squire and good Mrs. Bray.
" Be 't soon," she reply'd, •' or I take an Afli'ont,
" Content is my Name, and I live with Le Hunt."

He adds the note :— " * Branenstoivn, a seat in the County
of Dublin, the property of Dr. Le Hunt formerly a Physician



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of great Eminence, but who had retir'd from Practice some
Years before the above was wrote : a Gentleman who from
his extensive Charities, Benevolence and great Afiability
rendered himself justly beloved by every Person happy enough
to be acquainted with him — He is since dead, when the many
who stood in need of his Assistance lost a most valuable
Benefactor, and those who did not a sincere Friend and
amiable Companion." He d. 1 Dec, 1750, and in the Belfast
Newsletter for Friday, 7 Dec. is the following : — " Dublin,
Dec. 4, Last Saturday died at his House at Brennan's Town,
Francis Le Himte, Esq., Doctor of Physick and Fellow of the
College of Physicians. Upon his Brother's Death, by which
a considerable estate devolved to him, he retired from the
Business of his Profession, and enjoyed his Friends with a
Cheerfulness and good-nature, which, with his other valuable
Qualities, have made his Death a real Loss to all who had
the Pleasure of his Acquaintance. By his Death a good
Estate descendeth to his only son Eichard Le Hunte, Esq.,
a Student of Lincoln Inn." He was succeeded by his only son,
by Susanna French, otherwise Britton, his wife : —
Richard Le Hunte, of Artramont, Co. Wexford, M.P.
Wexford 1771-6, and 1776-83, Barrister-at-law Hilary Term
1759, but did not practise,* entered T.C.D. 14 Nov.,
1745, aged 17, B.A. 1750, d. s.f. 1783,t cod. to will 11
Jan., 1780, proved 12 Feb., 1783, executors his sisters
Mrs. Huson and Miss Britton, and his kinsman Daniel
Stanford. He left Isabella Stanford his diamond ring,
his little mare called Polly, and £200, while he bequeathed
Artramont to his cousin, Major George Le Hunte, great-
grandfather of the present Sir George Ruthven Le Hunte,
K.C.M.G., of Artramont, Governor of South Australia.

The eldest dau. of Daniel French and Isabella Bedell,

ELINOR FRENCH, wi., Kilmore Hcence 22 Nov., 1707, Capt. John
Stanford, High Sherifi, Co. Cavan, 1734 and Co. Monaghan, 1741,
J.P. Co. Cavan 16 Jan., 1723-4, B.A. T.C.D. 1706, (entered 27 Nov.,
1701, aged 15), jure uxoris of Carn, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, which he
claimed in right of his wife,J eldest son of Luke Stanford, of Belturbet,
" a merchant of large deaUng," § by Anne Hecclefield his wife. Capt.

* Wilson's Dublin Directory, 1780, p. 99.

I Deaths " at Kiltorkan, near Kilkenny, Richard Le Hunte, Esq., Member of
Parliament for the town of Wexford." (Genthman's aoid London Magazine, Feb.,
1783.)

% The Life and Death of Bishop Bedell, ed. by T. W. Jones, Camden Soc, 1872,
p. 259, note a.

§ Exchequer Bill, 1 Dec, 1746, Bedell Howard Stanford v. Elinor Stanford and
others.



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Stanford d. 1745 (will dated 28 May, proved 20 Nov.) having had 3
sons and 2 daus. : —

I. John Stanford, educated at Cavan, under Mr. Richards,
entered T.C.D. 8 July, 1734, aged 15, d. 1735.*

II. Bedell Howard Stanford, of Cam, High Sheriff Co. Monaghan,
1754, and Co. Cavan, 1768, J.P. Co. Cavan, 19 May, 1759,
educated at Cavan under Dr. Sheridan, entered T.C.D. 16
Aug., 1738, aged 18, did not graduate,f migrated to the
University of Glasgow, matric. 1741, M.A. 1743, m. Elizabeth,
sister of David Jones, of Bensfort, Co. Meath, High Sheriff
Co. Cavan 1763, and eldest dau. of John Jones, of Belturbet,
J.P., High Sheriff Co. Cavan, 1750, by his wife, sister of
Benjamin Copeland, of Bensfort, High Sheriff Co. Meath, 1751. {
Mr. Stanford communicated to the pubhsher of the Dublin
edition of Burnet's Life of Bishop Bedell, 1758, the story of
the prayer murmured at the Bishop's funeral by a Roman
Catholic priest, " sit anima mea cum Bedello." § He d.
in Dominick Street, Dublin, 11 March, 1776, in his 56th
year, and his widow placed a tablet to his memory in Belturbet
Church. His will was proved 26 April, 1776. Mrs. Bedell
Stanford, d. s.p., 1798 (cod. to will dated 24 March, proved
4 Aug.) leaving her property to her own relations, including
her nieces Mrs. Bolton and Lady Fortescue, and her nephew
John Moutray Jones.

III. DANIEL, of whom presently.
I. Anne Stanford.] |
II. Charity Stanford, m. John Bradshaw, and had :^

1. Bedell Bradshaw

2. Thomas Bradshaw.

3. Luke Bradshaw.

4. Daniel Bradshaw.^

* Exchequer Bill, 1 Dec, 1746, do., bur. at St. Michael's, 26 April, 1735.

t His father is erroneously entered in the T.C.D. matriculation register as
" Beadle " instead of John. The name is correctly given in the Glasgow register.

t The Rev Thos. Sheridan, writing from Co. Cavan to Dean Swift, 20 July
1736, says : — " The ladies are full of yoiu' coming, viz. — My wife, two ladies
Lanesborough . . . IVIrs. Nesbitt, her five daughters . . . Mrs. Jones, Beauty
Copeland ... all yom: Cavan mistresses." Beauty Copeland was no doubt the
future IVIrs. Charles Grattan, see p. 91.

§ Life of Bp. Bedell, ed. by Jones, pp. 195 and 259.

1 1 Possibly she was Mrs. Richardson, for Bedell H. Stanford mentions in his
will, " my nephew John Richardson, of Belturbet, Esq., now a cornet in H.M.

13 Regt., of Dragoons."

^ Probably the Mr. Daniel Bradshaw whose death at his seat near Florencecourt,

14 Feb., 1824, aged 82, is annoimced in the EnnisMllen Chronicle for Feb. 19.
He was Linen Inspector in Co. Fermanagh for upwards of 40 years, and was
succeeded in that office by his grandson, Mr. John Hamilton, appointed joint
Inspector some time since.



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1. Sarah Bradshaw.

The 3rd son :—

DANIEL STANFORD, of Dominick St., Dublin, Attorney-at-law.
m. Mary Richardson, and d. (will dated 25 April, 1787, proved 21 Feb.,
1788) having had, besides a dan. Mary, bapt. at St. Mary's, Dublin
22 Dec, 1770, apparently d. young, three sons and two daus. : —

I. JOHN, of whom presently.

II. James Stanford.

III. Bedell Stanford.

I. Elinor Stanford, m. 1796, the Rev. Francis Eastwood.

II. Isabella Stanford, m. at Wexford, 23 April, 1789, John Brownrigg,
LL.D., Barrister-at-law, of 29 York St., Dublin, and Maghera-
beg, Co. Wicklow, son of Henry Brownrigg, and by him,
cod. to whose will was dated 8 April, 1795, proved 31 May,
1797, had at her death, (will proved 1805) two children : —

1, Henry John Brownrigg, formerly of Southampton, but after
1841, of the Chateau Duplessis L'Orient, France, will
dated 13 April, 1841, proved 13 Feb., 1847, mentions
his uncle, Henry Brownrigg, of Wingfield, Co. "Wexford,
but says that Wingfield belonged to his own wife. By
her, dau. of Addington, he had issue : —

(1). Henry John Brownrigg.

(1), Isabella Brownrigg.

(2.) Henrietta Brownrigg.

(3.) Mary Brownrigg.

(4.) Catherine Brownrigg.

1. Isabella Winifred Brownrigg.
The eldest son : —

JOHN STANFORD, of Carn, and of Gloucester St., DubUn, High
Sheriff Co. Cavan, 1789, Barrister-at-law, Hilary Term, 1785, entered
T.C.D. 16 Oct., 1776, aged 16 (tutor Rev. Wm. Richardson, F.T.C.D.,
afterwards Rector of Clonfeacle,) but did not graduate. He was b.
in Co. Derry, and m. at Wexford, 22 Oct., 1784, Barbara, 2nd dau. of
Major Loftus Cliff e, by Anne, dau. of William Hore, of Harperstown,
Co. Wexford, M.P. for Taghmon 1727-31, and 1741-6, by the Hon.
Dorothy Ponsonby, dau, of William, 1st Viscoun't Duncannon, and
sister of Brabazon, 1st Earl of Bessborough. Mr. Stanford d. 1806,
having had issue : —

I. John Stanford, d. s.p.



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II. BEDEL,* of whom presently.

I. Anne Stanford, m. 1809, Augustus Heron.

The younger son : —

BEDEL STANFORD, of Cam, High Sheriff Co. Cavan, 1835, J.P.
Co. Cavan 28 Nov., 1809, Capt. Cavan Militia 8 April, 1807, m. Elizabeth
Christiana, dau. of the Rev. John Gale, of Angersleigh, Somerset.
Capt. Stanford, who sold to J. H. Story some lands in Co. Cavan which
had been acquired by Ambrose Bedell in IGGl.f d. 25 Dec, 1857, having
had issue : —

I. JOHN WOODWARD, of whom presently.
II. Bedell .Henry Stanford, d. s.p. March, 1848.
[^ IIL^^Walterl Frederick Stanford, d. s.f. Aug., 1850.

IV. William Bedell Stanford, (Rev.), Rector of Wishaw, diocese
of Worcester, formerly Canon of Christchurch, New Zealand,
B.A. Balliol Coll., Oxford, 1860, M.A. 1863, 6. 14 Dec, 1837.
m. 8 April, 1863, his cousin Harriet, 2nd dau. of the Very
Rev. Frederick Owen, M.A., Dean of Leighlin, son of the Rev.
Roger Carmichael Owen, Rector of Camolin, Co. Wexford,
by Anne, dau. of Major Loftus Cliffe, and has issue : —

1. Wilham Bedell Stanford, of Sutton Valence, Maidstone,

Kent, 6. 14 June, 1865, m. 7 Oct., 1897, Inez Gertrude,
dau. of Thomas Tennant Prince, and has : —
(1.) PhyUis Stanford.
(2.) Margery Stanford.

2. Frederick Owen Stanford, A.I.C.E., m. Sophie Ann, dau.

of Griffith Griffiths, C.E.

3. Edwin Palmer Stanford, of Erinwood, Canterbury, New

Zealand, m. 3 April, 1897, Charlotte, dau. of J. H. Menzies
of Menzies Bay, New Zealand, and has one son : —

Owen Bedell Stanford, 6. 2 March, 1898.

4. Loftus CHfEe Stanford, B.A., Tutor of St. Bede's College,

Durham.

1. Harriet Mary Stanford.

2. Ellen Barbara Stanford.

3. Agnes May Stanford.

V. Robert Loftus Stanford, B.A. Exeter Coll., Oxford, LL.B.
University of New Zealand, 1883, Barrister-at-law, and
Registrar Supreme Court, Wanganui, New Zealand, b. 8 Dec,

* So he spelled the name.

t Life of Bishop Bedell, ed by Jones, p. 225.



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1839, m. 4 May, 1864, his cousin Louisa, 4th dau. of the
Very Rev. Frederick Owen, Dean of Leighlin, and has had
issue : —

1. Francis Robert Larnach Stanford, h. 20 Jan., 1873, d. 20

Aug., 1903.

2. Charles Frederick Beaumont Stanford, 6. 13 March, 1875,

m. 20 March, 1904, Daisy Adlam, and has issue : —

Owen Loftus James Stanford, b. 2 March, 1905.

3. John Reginald Loftus Stanford, b. 25 July, 1879.

4. Ernest Woodward Owen Stanford, b. 20 May, 1882.

5. Arthur Bernard Kynaston Stanford, b. 26 Aug., 1883.

1. Edith Owen Stanford.

2. Constance Louisa Stanford.

3. Mabel Lucy Stanford, m. 3 Nov., 1900, Hickman Frank

Russell, 2nd son of Lieut-Colonel Hickman Rose Russell,

57th Regt., 2nd son of the Rev. John Clarke Russell, M.A.,

Rector of St. Thomas a Clifie, Lewes, by Mary Tovey,

elder dau. of Capt. Hickman Leland Rose, 3rd Light

Dragoons, son of Joseph Rose, M.D., by Gertrude, dau.

of Hickman Rose, of Limerick, by EUzabeth, dau. of

Jonah Pratt, of Castlemartyr, Co. Cork, (see also p. 111).

Issue : —

(1.) Loftus Hickman Russell, b. 11 Oct., 1901.

(2.) Robert Owen Hickman Russell, b. 4 March, 1903.

(1.) Mary Louisa Russell.

4. Gertrude Owen Stanford.

5. Olive Mary Stanford.

I. Charlotte Barbara Stanford, d. s.p. Oct., 1857.
IL EHzabeth Anne Stanford, of Oswestry, Salop.
III. Frances Harriet Stanford, m. 10 Oct., 1860, her cousin, the
Rev. Walter Charles Edward Kynaston, M.A., J.P., of Hard-
wick Hall, Shropshire, son of Colonel Robert Owen, and by
him, who took the name of Kynaston, had issue : —

1. Walter Roger Owen Kynaston, Capt. Shropshire Yeomanry

Cavalry, b. 1 March, 1874.
1. Amy Frances Owen Kynaston, m. 11 July, 1893, her cousin

the Rev. Loftus Moade Owen, B.A., Vicar of Hanmer

Shropshire, 2nd son of the Rev. Loftus Owen, Vicar of

St. Giles, Shrewsbury, and has issue : —

(1). Robert Loftus Owen, b. 1894.



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(2.) Philip James Owen, h. 1896.
(1.) Margaret Amy Frances Owen.
(2.) Violet Mary Owen.

2. Maud Charlotte Owen Kyuaston, m. the Rev. Frederick

Charles Chambers, M.A., Vicar of Milcombe, Oxfordshire

3. Marianne Annette Owen Knyaston.
The eldest son :

JOHN WOODWARD STANFORD, of Carn, and of Chetwode

Priory, Buckinghamshire, b. 14 April, 1825, 7n. 15 Nov., 1860, Louisa,

fourth dau. of Nevile Reade, of Runnymede, Old Windsor, by the

Hon. Caroline Napier, youngest dau. of Francis, 7th Lord Napier,

and d. IQ June, 1904, having had by her, who d. 20 Dec, 1905, issue : —

I. HENRY BEDELL, of whom presently.

IL Charles Woodward Stanford, (Rev.), Vicar of North and South

Elkington, Lincolnshire, B.A., Worcester Coll., Oxford, 1884,

M.A. 1887, 6. 13 Jan., 1863, m. 1 Nov., 1893, Emily Mary,

only child of the late Rev. James Grenville Smyth, M.A., Vicar

of N. and S. Elkington and Prebendary of Lincoln, by Emily,

dau. of the Rev, Edward Royds, Rector of Brereton, Cheshire,

and has a dau. : —

Mary Dorothy Stanford.

III. Walter John Stanford, Civil Engineer, b. 18 May, 1864, m. 28

Aug., 1895, Ruby Belany, and has a dau. : —
Doreen Napier Stanford.

IV. Alfred Bracebridge Stanford, (Rev.) M.A. Emmanuel College,

Cambridge, 6. 13 April, 1867, d. s.p. at Maf eking, South Africa,
27 Dec, 1895.
V. Archibald Ambrose Stanford, 6. 10 May, 188u.
I. Elizabeth Mary Stanford.
II. Charlotte Barbara Stanford.
The eldest son : —

HENRY BEDELL STANFORD, Major Royal Garrison Artillery
b. 9 Oct., 1861, m. 10 Oct., 1887, Florence, dau., of Colonel William
Frederick Carter, C.B., 63rd Regt., by Hannah Emily, dau. of John,
Anderson, of Cox Lodge Hall, Northumberland, and d. 14 July, 1904,
ha\ang had issue : —

I. JACK, of whom presently.
I. Norah Stanford.
II. Aileen Stanford.
The son : —

JACK STANFORD, b. 27 July, 1888, is now the representative
(through his descent from the French family), of William Bedell, Bishop
of Kilmore.

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CHAPTEPw V.
Families of Warburton and Somerville, Lords Athlumney.

The elder dau. of Mathew French, of Belturbet, the elder (p. 2)
was : —

MARY FRENCH, m. consistorial marr. lie. July, 1672, John
Warburton, of Dublin, M.P. for Belturbet, 1692-93, and 1695-99, a
Six Clerk in Chancery from 29 Sept., 1669, till his resignation in 1700,
attainted 1689, third * and youngest son of Richard "Warburton, of
Garryhinch, King's Co., M.P. for Ballyshannon 1695-1711, by Elizabeth,
dau. of Thomas L'Estrange, of Moystown, King's Co., M.P.f John
Warburton made his will 29 June, 1703. It was proved in the
Prerogative Court 11 Feb., 1703-4. His widow, Mary's, will, dated
17 Nov., 1727, was proved 12 April, 1729. They had (besides Mathew
Warburton, bapt. at St. Nicholas Within, Dublin, 19 Jan., 1676-7, d.
young ; John Warburton, buried at same, 28 April, 1687, and Ann
Warburton, buried at same 17 Sept., 1687) three children : —

I. Richard Warburton, (Rev.) entered Trin. Coll., Dublin, 22 Sept.,
1691, aged 17, B.A., 1696, M.A. 1699, d. unm., admon. granted
to his mother, 3 March, 1707-8,J bur. at St. Michael's,
6 Feb.

II. GEORGE, of whom presently.

I. Mary Warburton.

The younger son : —

GEORGE WARBURTON, LL.D.,§ Master in Chancery by patent
3 April, 1712, renewed by George I., 12 Jan., 1714, bapt. at St. Nicholas
Within, Dublin 20 May, 1681, m., prerog. marr. lie, 25 July, 1720,
Hannah Smith, of Dromenagh Parish, Co. Fermanagh, and d. 1730,



* The other two sons were Richard and (Jeorge. Richard was M.P. for
Portarlington 1692 and 1715, and was father of Richard, M.P. for Queen's Co.,
and grandfather of John, M.P. for Queen's Co., 1779-94. George was M.P. for CTOwran,
1692-93, and Portarlington 1695-99, and was father of Richard, of Donnycamey.
Co. Dublin, M.P. for Portarlington 1715-27, and Ballynakill 1727-47. Seven
members of the Warburton fauiily were thus representatives in the Irish House
of Commons between 1692 and 1794.

t Members of Parliament for the County and City of Kilkenny, by G. D. Burtchaell,

p. 84.

X Information from Mr. G. D. Burtchaell, Office of Arms, Dublin Castle.

§ G. E. C. Complete Baronetage, V. 358, is the authority for this degree. Sir
Quaile Somerville in his will mentions his father-in-law " Dr. George Warburton."
{Information from Mr. Bellingham Somerville \



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will dated 29 May, 172G, proved 20 Feb., 1731, to be buried in Kents-
town Churchyard, Co. Meath. He had two daus. : —

I. Hannah Warburton, d. before 1740.
II. MARY.

The younger dau. and eventual heiress : —

MARY WARBURTON, m. 19 Feb., 1740, Sir Quaile Somerville,
2nd Bart., oi Brownstown, Co. Meath, High Sheriff City of Dublin, 1741-
2, eldest son of Sir James Somerville, Bart., M.P., Lord Mayor of Dublin
1736-7. Mary Somerville, d. 28 Feb., 1747, having had by her husband,
who d. at Brownstown, 3 Dec, 1772 (will dated 10 April, 1769, proved
30 Dec, 1772), three sons : —

I. JAMES QUAILE, his heir. I.IZT' /'lO

II, Warburton Somerville, of MuUinavale, Co. Monaghan, Cornet of
Dragoons,* m. 1st, Elizabeth, dau. of Capt. John Hamilton,
37th Regt. of Shankill, Co. Monaghan.t and 2nd, 9 Feb., 1803,
Charlotte, widow of Richard Sheridan, M.P. for Charlemont,
1790, and sister of Henry Mitchell, of Drumreaske, Co.
Monaghan. J

III. William Somerville, of Lake, Co. Cavan, J.P. that Co., 21 March,
1789, Ensign 56th Regt., will dated 2 May, 1798, proved 27
Aug., 1803.

The eldest son : —

SIR JAItfES QUAILE SOMERVILLE, 3rd Bart., m. at St. Mary's,
Dublin, 16 June, 1770, Catherine, dau. of Sir Marcus Lowther-Crofton,
1st Bart., M.P., by Catherine, heiress of her brother Sir Edward Crofton,
4th Bart., M.P., and dau. of Sir Edward Crofton, 3rd Bart., of Mote,
Co. Roscommon, M.P. for that co., by Mary, dau. of Anthony Nixon,
of Dublin, She d. 1775, and Sir James d. 1802, having had two sons : —

I. MARCUS, his heir.

II. James Somerville, of Ross, Co. Meath, High Sheriff 1816, m.

8 May, 1812, Frances Armytage, dau. of Skefiington Thompson,
of Rathnally, Co. Meath, and d. 23 April, 1837, having had
by her, who d. 6 Aug., 1835, issue : —

1. James Somerville, of Ross, Lieut. 6th Dragoon Guards,

1845, 11th Hussars 1846, d. intestate 14 Dec, 1896.

2. Marcus Richard Somerville, d. unm. in India, 1863.

3. William Somerville, Lieut. 22nd Regt., d. 1845, admon.

granted 25 March, 1848.



• Will of Sir Q. Somerville.
fNo. 320511, Registry of Deeds.

t Exoh. Bill, 12 March, 1817, Johnston v. Mitchell and Somerville.

* c2



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1. Frances Somerville, m. March, 1848, "William Cruise,

Barrister-at-law, of Rahood, Co. Meath.

2. Louisa Somerville, m. 1 June, 1839, Pierce Morton, of

Kilnacrott, Co., Cavan, and d. 1844.

The eider son : —

SIR MARCUS SOMERVILLE, 4th Bart., of Somerville, Co. Meath,
M.P. Co. Meath, 1800-31, in. 1st, in Sept., 1801, Anne, only dau. and
heiress of Sir Richard Gorges-Meredyth, Bart, of St. Katherine's
Grove, Co. Meath, by Mary, only dau. and heiress of Arthur Francis
Meredyth, of Dollardstown, Co. Meath. Sir Marcus m. 2nd, Elizabeth,
eldest dau. of Piers Geale, of Dublin, and d. 11 July, 1831. She m.
2nd, 26 July, 1841, Hugh, 2nd Earl Fortescue, K.G., and d. 4 May,
1896. Sir Marcus Somerville had two sons by his first marriage : —

I. WILLIAM MEREDYTH, his heir.

II. James Richard Somerville, Capt. Scots Greys, &. 1803, m. 1830,
Anna, dau. of Major-General Sir Henry Torrens, K.C.B.,
by Sarah, dau. of Colonel Robert Patten, Governor of St.
Helena, and d. 4 April, 1869, having had issue : —

1. William Meredyth Somerville, R.E., b. 8 Nov., 1835, d,

at Scutari during the Crimean War, 3 Sept., 1855.

2. Henry John Torrens Somerville, Naval Cadet, H.M.S,,

Cleopatra, b. 21 April, 1837, d. 23 Oct., 1850.

3. Marcus Somerville, 6. 8 Dec, 1842, d. 13 March, 1846.

1. Mary Anne Emily Somerville, m. 1870, the Rev. Theobald

Butler, and d. s.p. 15 Sept., 1871.

2. Anna Maria Somerville.

3. Frances Somerville.

4. Henrietta Sarah Somerville, m. 2 June, 1897, Lieut.-Colonel

John Rickaby, J.P., 3rd Batt. Prince of Wales' Own
West Yorkshire Regt.

The elder son : —

THE RIGHT HON. SIR WILLIAM MEREDYTH SOMERVILLE,
5th Bart., of Somerville, 1st LORD ATHLUMNEY AND MEREDYTH,
P.C, M.P., Drogheda, 1837-52, and Canterbury, 1854-65, Under
Secretary Home Department 1846-7, raised to the Peerage of Ireland
as Baron Athlumney of Somerville and Dollardstown, Co. Meath, 14
Dec, 1863, and to the Peerage of the United Kingdom as Baron Meredyth
of Dollardstown, 3 May, 1866, High SherifE Co. Meath, 1834, 6. 1802,
matriculated Christ Church, Oxford, 18 Feb., 1822, w. 1st, 22 Dec,
1832, Lady Maria Harriet Conyngham, youngest dau. of Henry, 1st
Marquis Conyngham, K.P., by Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph Denison



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of Denbies, Surrey. Lady Maria Somerville d. 3 Dec, 1843, having had
a son and a dau. : —

I. William Henry Marcus Somerville d. young, 11 Sept., 1837.

I. Hon. Elizabeth Jane Somerville, m. 18 Dec, 1856, James

Molyneux Caulfeild, 3rd Earl of Charlemont, K.P., who d.
s.p. 12 Jan., 1892. She d. 31 May, 1882.

Lord Athlumney m. 2nd, 16 Oct., 1860, Maria Georgiana Elizabeth,
only dau, of Herbert George Jones, Serjeant at law, by Maria Alicia,
2nd dau. of Sir George William Leeds, Bart., of Croxton Park, Cambridge-
shire, and d. 7 Dec, 1873, having had by her, who d. 6 Jan., 1899,
further issue : —

IL JAMES HERBERT GUSTAVUS MBREDYTH, present peer.

IIL Hon. Marcus Edward Francis Meredyth Somerville, b. 10 Oct.,
1867, d. 17 Sept., 1871.

II. Hon. Mary Anne Blanche Somerville.

III. Hon. Georgina Alice Lizzie Somerville, m. 30 April, 1888, Charles

Gore Loftus Tottenham, of Tudenham Park, Co. Westmeath,
and Glenfarne Hall, Co. Leitrim, J.P., High Sherifi Co. Leitrim,
1898, eldest son of Capt. A rthur Loftus Tottenham, of Glenfarne,
M.P. Co. Leitrim and Winchester, by Sarah Anne, dau. of
George Addenbrooke Gore, of Barrowmount, Co. Kilkenny,
Issue : —

1. Harold William Loftus Tottenham, b. 26 Feb., 1889.

2. Desmond Frank Charles Loftus Tottenham, b. 16 Dec,

1896.

1. Dorothy Loftus Tottenham.

2. Aileen Loftus Tottenham.

3. Angela Frances Diana Loftus Tottenham.

IV. Hon. Edith Sophia Somerville, d. 27 April, 1867.
V. Hon. Cecilia Louisa Somerville.

VI. Hon. Florence Emily Frances Somerville, vi. 9 April, 1901 >
William Wooding Starmer, A.R.A.M., and has a son : —
Lionel Meredith Starmer, b. 6 March, 1902.
VII. Hon. Catherine Mary Fanny Somerville, d. 12 Sept., 1873.
The son : —

JAMES HERBERT GUSTAVUS MEREDYTH SOMERVILLE,
2nd LORD ATHLUMNEY AND MEREDYTH, and 6th Bart., Lieut.
1st Batt. Coldstream Guards 1886-97, Capt. Kent Artillery Militia from
1897, was b. 23 March, 1865. He is the present representative of Mary
French, wife of John Warburton, M.P., and elder dau. of Mathew
French, of Belturbet, High Sheriff Co. Cavan, 1677.



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CHAPTER VI.

TiSDALL OF BaWN.

And Families of Voules, Marlay and Manners, Duke of Rutland.

The younger dau. of Mathew French, of Belturbet, the elder (p. 2),
was : —

ELINOR FRENCH, m. at St. Michael's, Dub., 20 Feb., 1682-3, James
Tisdall,* of Bawn, Co. Louth, M.P. for Ardee, 1692-93, 1695-99, 1703-13,
and 1713-14, J.P. Co. Louth, 14 April, 1686, High Sherifi Co. Louth,
1700, Portreive of Ardee, 1697 and 1698, second son of Michael Tisdall,
of Castleblayney, Co, Monaghan, by Anne Singleton, his wife. James
Tisdall, who purchased Bawn, 16 July, 1690, had received in 1679,
confirmation of his arms from Richard St. George, Ulster, which also
covered his brother Michael Tisdall, of Mount Tisdall, ancestor of the
Tisdalls of Charlesfort, Co. Heath. James Tisdall d. 2 May, 1714,
in his 66th year, and an inscription to his memory is in Manfieldstown
Church, adjoining Bawn demesne. His will, codicil dated 30 April,
1714, was not proved till 23 Feb., 1748. He had, (with another son,
Michael, who d. 9 Jan., 1702-3, inscription in Manfieldstown Church
and a dau. Catherine, bapt. 1 July, 1691, f must have d. young), issue : —

I. JAMES, his heir.

IL Richard Tisdall, d. unm.X

I. Ann Tisdall.

IL Mary Tisdall, of Dublin, d. unm. will dated 1 Jan., 1771, proved
28 March, 1775.

The elder surviving son : —

JAMES TISDALL, of Bawn, M.P. for Dundalk 1715-27, High
Sheriff, Co. Louth, 1717, J.P. Co. Louth, 4 Feb., 1714-5, m. settlements §
dated 14 and 15 June, 1716, Elizabeth, dau. of Capt. Thomas Nugent,
of Clonlost, Co. Westmeath, by Alice, dau. of Capt. Thomas Smyth,
of Drumcree, Co. Westmeath. In 1741 he wished to enter Parliament
again ; " We hear that Henry BelUngham and James Tisdall, Esqrs.
have declared themselves Candidates for Kt. of the Shire for the County



* Chancery Bill, 28 March, 1739, Tisdall v. Nixon, Fanning, French, etc.
t Ulster Office. Will Collections, information from Major W. W. Webb.


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