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X Chancery Bill, Tisdall v. Nixon, ante.
§ Chancery Bill, Tisdall v. Nixon, ante.



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of Lowtli in the Room of Faithful Fortescue, Esq. deceased " {Pue's
Occurrences, 28 March, 1741). Bellingham was eventually elected.
On March 28, 1739, James Tisdall, and his son, James, filed a bill in
the Court of Chancery against the Rev. Andrew Nixon and Mary Anne,
otherwise French, his wife, the Rev. Edward Fanning and Joanna,
otherwise French, his wife, Richard French of Ballyhubback, Co.
Wicklow, the Rev. Thomas Smith, Richard Tisdall and William
Tisdall. This bill sets forth the marriage articles of James the elder's
parents, James Tisdall and Elinor French, in 1682, and states that
Elinor's portion was £800, and that her brothers Richard and Mathew
were parties to the settlement. Richard French was in 1739 represented
by his grandson Richard, and Mathew by his granddaughters Mrs.
Nixon and Mrs. Fanning. James Tisdall d. 10 Oct., 1757, aged 63,
(inscription in Manfieldstown Church), having had issue : — *

I. JAMES, his heir.

II. William Tisdall.

I. Mary Tisdall, m. — Workman, and had issue : —

1. Jeremiah Workman, legatee of his great aunt, Mary Nugent,
9 Feb., 1757.

1. Elizabeth Workman, ) legatees of their aunt Mary

2. Mary Workman, / Tisdall, 1 Jan., 1771.

The elder son : —

JAMES TISDALL, of Bawn, High Sheriff Co. Tyrone, 1754, J.P.
Co. Louth, 11 May, 1759, Barrister- at-law, Trinity Term, 1745, m.
1747, Rose, only dau. and heiress of Oliver MacCausland, of Mountfield,
Strabane, by Rachel, dau. of James Hamilton, of Hamilton's Grove,
Co. Antrim. She d. before 13 Dec, 1755, on which date her widower
and her two children, James and Rachel, minors, presented a petition
to the Irish House of Commons praying " that the heads of a bill may
be brought in, for the sale of the Manor of Mountfield in the county of
Tyrone, in order to discharge debts and incumbrances." Leave to bring
in the heads of the bill was granted three days later. James Tisdall
had issue : —

I. JAMES, his heir.

I. Rachel Tisdall, m. 1st, in Feb., 1765, Edward Bond, of Bondville
and Tyra, Co. Armagh, whose will, dated 5 Nov., 1768, was
proved 13 Jan., 1769, and had a son : —

George Bond, Cornet 6th Dragoon Guards Feb., 1793, Lieut.
4th Dragoon Guards 31 May, 1796, a legatee of his uncle
James Tisdall in 1797.



* Major Webb, in his Tisdall pedigree observes that there is a statement in
Ulster's Office, to the effect that there were three other sons, Thomas, Richard,
and Philip.



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She m. 2nd, the Very Rev. Robert Gorges, D.D. Dean of
Kihnacduagh, 3rd son of Richard Gorges, of Kilbrew, Co.
Meath, M.P. for Augher, 1739, and Enniskillen 1761, elder
son of Lieut.-General Richard Gorges, of Kilbrew, by the
Hon. Nichola Sophia Hamilton,* younger dau. and co-heiress
of Hugh, 1st Lord Glenawly, and widow of Sir Tristram
Beresford, Bart. Dean Gorges d. leaving an only dau. to whom
admon. was granted 9 March, 1804. t the widow Rachel having
renounced. Mrs. Gorges d. 6 March, 1827. The only dau :—
Elizabeth Gorges, m. John Blennerhassett, of Mount Street,
Dublin, Sol., second son of the Rev. John Blenner-
hassett, Rector of Tralee, Co. Kerry, by Louisa, dau. of
Capt. Thomas Goddard, by Mary, sister of Thomas, 1st
Lord Ventry. They had two daus. : —
(1). Rachel Blennerhassett, m. Lieut.-General Thomas

Gordon Higgins, who d. 1871.
(2). Frances Blennerhassett, m. 18 March, 1837, the
Rev. Francis Plimley Voules, B.A. Wadh. Coll.,
Oxford, Rector of Middle Chinnock, Somerset,
and d. 21 Nov., 1845, having had three sons and
two daus., viz. : —

i. Sir Gordon Blennerhassett Voules, Knt. (1906)'
late of The Admiralty, b. 8 Sept., 1839.
m. 12 July, 1866, Frances Cotton, dau. of
James Minchin, and has issue : —

1. Francis Minchin Voules, b. 9 May, 1867,
m. 28 March, 1894, Isabel Janet, 2nd dau.
of Arthur Herbert Kennedy, and has a
dau. : —

Kathleen Agnes Frances Voules.

2. Arthur Blennerhassett Voules, 6. 15 Sept.,
1870, r,i. 10 April, 1506, Mary Alice
Stewart Campbell.

1. Cherry Marion Voules, m. 24 July, 1897,
Edgar Morris Baker, Ci\il Servt. Straits
Settlements, son of General Baker, of
Ootacamund, India, and has a dau. : —

Felice Frances Baker.

2. Margaret Rose Frances Voules, m. 28 Oct.,

1901, Arthur Benison Hubback, Govt.

. >



* The victim of the famous Beresford ghost incident, see Lord Belmore's History
of Two Ulster Manors, Appendix N.

t Information from Mr. Raymond Gorges.



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Architect, Straits Settlements, eldest son
of Joseph Hubback, J.P., of Liverpool,
and has a son : —

Arthur Gordon Voules Hubback,
h. Sept., 1902.

3. Evelyn Dorothy Felicia Voules.

ii. Frank Herbert Voules, R.N.R., h. 27 Dec, 1841,
in. 16 May, 1881, Caroline, dau. of Richard
Hayward, of West Chinnock, Somerset, and
has a dau. : —

Winifred Voules.
iii. Sterling Cookesley Voules, (Rev.) M.A. Lincoki
Coll., Oxford, Rector of Heysham, Lancashire,
h. 4 Jan., 1843, m. 1st, 6 Aug., 1874, Isabella
Sophia, dau. of Francis Hookey Bond, of
Marlborough, Wilts, and by her, who d. 15
May, 1881, had a dau. : —

Ethel Victoria Voules.
He m. 2nd, 16 Dec, 1885, Emily Maiy, dau.
of the Rev. Charles Smith Royds, Rector of
Haughton, StaSordshire.

i. Ehza Maria Voules, d. 1896.
ii. Frances EUzabeth Voules, in. 23 June, 1885,
William Mardon Beaumont, of Bath, Somerset-
shire, son of Edward Beaumont, and grandson
of Thomas Beaumont, of Br ins op Court,
Radnorshire.

The son of James Tisdall, and Rose MacCausland : —
JAMES TISDALL, of Bawn, High Sherifi Co. Louth, 1788, m. 1787,
Catherine Maria, only child of Thomas Townley Dawson, of Kinsealey,
Co. Dublin, and d. 1797 (will dated 18 Oct., proved 14 Dec.) leaving by
her, who m. 2nd, 4 June, 1798, Charles William, 1st Earl of Charleville,
two children : —

I. James Thomas Townley Tisdall, of Bawn, High Sherifi Co. Louth,
1824, d. unm. 15 Dec, 1851, aged 58.

I. CATHERINE LOUISA AUGUSTA.

The dau. :—

CATHERINE LOUISA AUGUSTA TISDALL, m. 7 April, 1828,
Lieut.-Colonel George Marlay, C.B., 14th Foot, only son of Major
George Marlay, by Lady Catherine Butler, dau. of Brinsley, 2nd Earl
of Lanesborough, by Lady Jane Rochfort, dau. of Robert, 1st Earl of



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Belvedere. Colonel Marlay d. 8 June, 1830, lia-\nng had issue, three
children : —

I. James Marlay, d. 1843.

II. CHARLES BRINSLEY, of whom presently.

I. Catherine Louisa Georgiana Marlay, m.. 10 June, 1851, John
James Robert, 7th Duke of Rutland, K.G., second son of
John Henry, 5th Duke of Rutland, K.G., by Lady Elizabeth
Howard, dau. of Frederick, 5th Earl of Carlisle, K.G. She d. 7
April, 1854, leaving by her husband, then Lord John Manners,
who d. 4 Aug., 1906, an only son : —

Henry John Brinsley, 8th Duke of Rutland, and 16th Earl,
Lord Lieut, and Custos Rotulorum of Leicestershire,
formerly M.P. for Leicestershire 1888-95, called to the
House of Lords in his father's hfe time by writ in the
barony of Manners of Haddon, June, 1896, h. 16 April,
1852, m. 25 Nov., 1882, Marion Margaret Violet, 2nd dau.
of Colonel the Hon. Charles Hugh Lindsay, C.B., Groom
in Waiting to Queen Victoria, son of James, 24th Earl of
Crawford, and 7th Earl of Balcarres. Issue : —

(1.) Robert Charles John Manners, Lord Haddon, 6.
8 Aug., 1885, d. 28 Sept., 1894.

(2.) John Henry Montague Manners, Marquis of Granby,
h. 21 Sept., 1886.

(1.) Lady Victoria Marjorie Harriet Manners.

(2.) Lady Violet Katherine Manners.

(3). Lady Diana Olivia Winifred Maud Manners.

The younger son :—

CHARLES BRINSLEY MARLAY, of Belvedere House, Mullingar,
Co. Westmeath, and Bawn, near Castlebellingham, Co. Louth, M.A.,
Trinity College, Cambridge, J.P., D.L., High Sheriff Co. Westmeath
1853 and 1906, Co. Louth 1863, and Co. Cavan, 1885, was h. 1831, and
succeeded to the settled estates of his ancestor Robert Rochfort, Ist
Earl of Belvedere. He is the present representative of Elinor French,
wife of James Tisdall, M.P., and younger dau. of Mathew French, of
Beiturbet, High SheriS Co. Cavan, 1677.




Arms of NIXON, on recor.l in Ulster's Office.

Sal lie, five bezants, two, two, and one, on a chief engrailed aigent, a battleaxe
in fesse of the field. Crest — A game cock ppr. charged on the breast
■with a bezant.



To fare I' 43.



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PART II.

THE FAMILY OF NIXON.
CHAPTER L

Eakly Nixons.

Several Fermanagli families are said by tradition to have come from
the borders of England and Scotland, and among them the Armstrongs,
Croziers, and Nixons.* Families of these names had long inhabited the
border districts, and had lived a wild, unsettled life, full of rapine and
war. Sir Herbert Maxwell has given the reason of this, when he says,
dealing with the years 1527-28 : — " Among the most distressing results
of two centuries of almost incessant war with England, was the condition
of the Border clans. Their means of honest living had vanished rmder
the perennial visitations of fire and sword : when their flocks and
herds were driven off, they must either recoup themselves by ' Ufting '
from somebody else, or starve. Thus it came to pass that, as often
as foreign relations permitted attention to be given to domestic affairs,
these Armstrongs and Elliots, Irvings, and Olivers. Nicksons and
Dicksons, the very best and hardiest light horsemen of Western Europe,
came under punishment, whereof the mode, unfortunately, was
indistinguishable from the original crime. Burn their houses and crops,
drive off their cattle and horses, take away their means of living, and
then cut them down or hang them up by scores ! " f

During the insurrection of 1527, among those in arms in the district
of Redesdale were three " Nexsons," according to the confession of
Humphrey Lysle.J A little later, on March 6, 1543-4, Sir Ralph Eure
wrote from Chipchase to the Duke of Suffolk a letter preserved among
Lord Salisbury's manuscripts, and reports " that the Armstrongs
and Nixons of Liddesdale lately made a raid into Tyndale, and took
away certain cattle belonging to one Percy Robson ; and also that
yesterday one Edmond Nixon and certain of Hector Armstrong's
servants came into Tyndale and slew as proper a man as is within all
Tyndale, callide Bartyr Yowng, upon no caws but only that the said
Bartyr Yownge's friends were my gydes when I borned Mangerton."§
Shortly afterwards these turbulent horsemen were won over to the side
of England, for in 1547, in Liddesdale and the debateable land, no fewer

* Burke' 8 Family Records, 1897, p. 195, article " Crozier of Gortra."

t History of the Hoiise of Douglas, 1902, Vol. II., p. 88.

X History of the House of Percy, by Gerald Brenac, 1902, Vol. I., p. 193.

§ Calendar of M8S. at HatjkU, Historical MSS. CommiasioQ, Part I., p. 24.



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than 106 Elliotts and Nixons gave pledges to Lord Wharton that they
would serve the King of England.*

From these sturdy warriors the tradition is that the Nixons of
Fermanagh are descended. The earliest account of the settlement
in Ireland seems to be that which we find in the manuscript history of
Fermanagh (quoted below, p. 46), written in 1718-19, which states
that they had been in the county since the reign of James I., when
they probably were some of the tenants introduced by the under-
takers for the plantation of Ulster. Among the depositions of
survivors of the massacres of 1641 is one of " Rickard Bowrk, of
Enniskillen, in the Countie of Fermanagh, Bachelor in Divinity, minist^'
of God's word " who, on 12 July, 1643, swore that during the rebelhon
one Hugh Nickson, a protestant, and his wife, had been murdered
at Kinally by some- of the children of Phelim O'Cassidy, and others,
the said Phelim having then the goods of the said Nickson put into
his hands in trust, f

Andrew Nixon, Lieutenant in Colonel Henry Flower's Regt., took
part in the military operations in Ireland during the Commonwealth.
On 30 June, 1657, Derby Morrm, of Brynstown, Co. Meath, filed a
bill in the Court of Chancery, against Dr. (afterwards Sir William) Petty,
Col. Flower, Morgan, Nixon, etc. He states that he married Alson,
dau. of Sir John Draycot, late of Margvorton, Co. Meath, and obtained
much property. " Shortly after the death of the said Sir John Draycot
the late horrid Rebellion broke forth in the land, by reason whereof
the premises became waste and unprofitable or were possessed by the
rebells until they were recovered by the forces of the Commonwealth,
and afterwards seized into His Highness the Lord Protector's hands,
and disposed of by his said Highness and the Commonwealth to Doctor
William Petty, of the Citty of Dublin, Esqr., Collonell Henry fHower,
Major Anthony Morgan, Lieut. Andrew Nixon, Nathaniell Hownisley,
— Woodward and others whose names your said suppliant cannot
discover."

There were several intermarriages between the Nixon and Hassard
families in Fermanagh in the 17th century. Jason Hassard of MuUy-
mesker. High Sheriff Co. Fermanagh, 1676, in his will, dated 21 Oct.,
1690, proved 25 April, 1692, mentions his nephew Robert Nixon, his
sister Margaret Nixon,| otherwise Hassard, and Rebecca Hassard,
otherwise Nixon. Margaret had married Archibald Nixon, of Rossory,
Co. Fermanagh, who had d. intestate, adraon. granted 20 Aug., 1673,
to Margaret Nixon, als. Hassard, the widow, James Auchinleck, and



* Scott's Border Antiquities, see Genealogical Magazine, Vol. III., p. 99.

t Cromwellian depositions, Library of Trinity College, Dublin.

1 Mrs. Nixon was also sister of William Hassard, who had two sons. Capt. Jason
Hassard, of Skea, High Sheriff, Co. Fermanagh 169.5, and the Rev. Robert Hassard,
who entered Trinity College, Dublin, 6 July, 1671, aged about 17, Scholar 1{)73,
no record of degree, inducted Rector and Vicar of Killeshandra, Co. Cavan, 20 Dec,
1678. His successor inducted 20 July, 1682.



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Samuel Thomson. Admon. of the estate of Thomas Nixon, of Rossory,
was granted 20 Dec, 1679, to Janet Nixon, otherwise Armstrong.
Another Archibald Nixon, of Co. Cavan, also d. intestate, admon.
granted to Henry Gwyllym, the principal creditor, 11 Feb., 1702-3.

Adam Nixon wa? a soldier in Lord Castlestuart's Regt., 29 Oct.,
1648.*

On 31 Oct., 1685, Ferdinando Davies, of Lisgoole, Co. Fermanagh, filed
a bill in the Court of Chancery against Jason Hassard and Isabeil Nixon.
The plaintiff stated " that Isabeil Nixon, widdow, was tenant of ye lands
of Culkey, Mullanollough, Lackagh, Anagh, Grangemore, Grangebegg,
and Clonbonagh in ye said county by virtue of a lease from the Earl and
Countess of Huntingdon to one Adam Nixon, dated 11 March, 1661,
for 21 years." Isabeil Nixon, in her answer, dated 21 April, 1686,
says that her late husband, Adam Nixon, " dyed in or about the tenth
day of November, 1669," and that administration was granted in tlie
Const. Court of Clogher 25 Nov., 1669. She was his administratrix
and entered into his estates. She mentions George Nixon. Adam
probably died later than the 10th, for he was buried at Enniskillen,
18 Nov., 1669. According to the pedigree in Burke's Landed Gentry,
1863, Adam Nixon was father of George, who was the undoubted
ancestor of the families we now proceed to trace.

* Report of Historical MSS. Comm. on the Marquis of Ormonde's MS8., Vol. II.
p. 83, 1899.



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CHAPTER II.

Main Stem.

A manuscript history of Fermanagli, known as the Betham-Phillips
MS., and written as early as 1718-19, is preserved at Thirlestaine House,
Clieltenliam, having been acquired by the late Sir Thomas Phillips from
the library of Sir William Betham, Ulster King of Arms. It is entitled
" History of the Co. Fermanagh, with the antient families of y*^ same,
written 1718-19. An alphabetical Table of y'^ most Remarkable Brittish
families in y® County of Fermanagh, proceeding according to y^ first
letter of each sirname, wherein by y® pages annexed to their names y"
description may be found in y'^ book at y'^ same page." The author
states that he attended at the Assizes to gather particulars from the
heads of the various families. His account of the Nixons, as they were
nearly two hundred years ago, is as follows : —

" The family of Nixon are of Antiquity in ye County of ffennanagh
since ye reigne of King James ye first of England, and ye sons of Mr.
George Nixon is ye most remarkable of ye said family, being blesst
wth 6 sons, one of them called Adam Nixon, Esqr.* a man of leamiug
and sound judgm* — he was ChancelF in ye Diocese of Cloagher and
justice of peace m this county dyed ano Xri, 1716. The next in calling
and credit is Quartermaster Thomas Nixon a forward man of considerable
estimation in ye commonwealth and free-houlder in ye Barony of
Mageristafianagh. There is another son called Mr. Andrew Nixon,
Cleark, another son called Mr. James Nixon, Gent., Attorney in his
Majesty's Court of K.'s Bench in Dublin."

The above : —

GEORGE NIXON, of Granshagh (Grangemore ?), Co. Fermanagh,
was living in the county in 1662, the date of birth of his son Adam,
(Matriculation Entry, T.C.D.). His will, dated 5 Jan., 1702, was proved
in the diocesan Court of Clogher, 25 Feb., 1702, witnesses William Nixon,
Alexander Lang, Charles Nixon, and William Nixon. He says he is
" sick and weake of Body," and desires to be buried in Rossory Church.
He leaves his cattle, sheep, horses, mares, and all other goods and
substance and freehould lands and tenements to be disposed of as his
sons, the Reverend Adam Nixon and Thomas Nixon should think fit.
They, with Mr. Patrick Enery, (see p. 128), and D. Fulledy, junior, were



* Adam was in Holy Orders.



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to be executors. He had, with at least one other son, five sons and two
daus. : —

I. JOHN NIXON, of Granshagh, ancestor of the Nixons of MuUagh-
duff, see Chapter III., pp. 48-50.

II. ADAM NIXON (Rev.), M.A. Chancellor of Clogher, ancestor of
the Eccles Nixon branch, see Chapter IV., pp. 51-65.

III. THOMAS NIXON, of Kingstown, Co. Fermanagh, ancestor of

the Nixons of Nixon Hall and Nixon Lodge, and the Swanzy
and Enery families, see Chapters V., VI. and VII., pp. 66-137.

IV. ANDREW NIXON, (Rev.) M.A., Prebendary of Errew, probably

father of Andrew Nixon, of Cavan, ancestor of the Brinsley
Nixon branch, see Chapter VIIL, pp. 138-150.

V. James Nixon, Attorney at law. Court of King's Bench, Dublin,
admitted City Attorney 4 July, 1711, (Corporation Records),
b. about 1673, d. 27 April, 1752, aged 79 {Faulkner's Newsletter),
will dated 21 April, 1752.

I. ANNE NIXON, m. Thomas Higinbotham, of TuUymaglowny,
Co. Cavan, and had issue, for whom see Chapter IX., p. 151.

II. Margaret Nixon, m. — Carr, and had issue, who were legatees,
but not by name, of their uncle, James Nixon.



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CHAPTER III.

Nixon of Mullaghduff.

The eldest son of George Nixon, of Granshagli : —

JOHN NIXON, of Granshagli, m. Margaret, dau. of (she was

buried at Enniskillen, 14 Dec, 1706) and was buried there 11 March,
1707-8, (will dated 6 March, 1707-8, proved in the diocese of Clogher
8 April, 1708, desires to be buried in Enniskillen Churchyard, overseers
his brothers Adam Nixon, Clerk, and Quar"". M^. Thomas Nixon, of
Rollinkilroy). He had issue : —

I. Adam Nixon, of Granshagh, bapt. at Enniskillen 17 March, 1692
was to have the two Gransliaghs under his father's will, but
might prove to be " stubborn." This probably occurred,
for he went to Dublin, became a " joyner," and d. aged about
25, will dated 1 June, 1716, proved in the diocese of Kilmore
1 April, 1717, leaving no lawful issue.
II. James Nixon, bapt. 29 June, 1694, probably d. young.

III. George Nixon, bapt. 16 Nov., 1696, liviag 1708.

IV. WILLIAM, of whom presently.

I. Grisell Nixon, bapt., 18 April, 1685.

II. Isabel Nixon, bapt. 10 June, 1695, living 1752, when she was a
legatee of her uncle James Nixon.

III. Elizabeth Nixon, bapt. 1 Dec, 1697.

IV. Jane Nixon, living 1752.

V. Anne Nixon, living 1752. '-

The youngest son was : —

WILLIAM NIXON, of Mullaghduff, Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh,
a legatee of his father in 1708, and of his uncle, James Nixon in 1752.
Early in life he and Jason Hassard, a member of an allied family (see
note) went from Fermanagh to Dublin and embarked in business there.
They married into the same family.* William Nixon m. at St.

* Peter Ward, of Dublin, merchant, made his will 30 May, 1722. It was proved
same year. He had one son and two daus., viz., I. Charles Ward. I. Ruth Ward.
m. Nathaniel Rothery, and had — 1. William Rothery. 2. John Rothery, d. unm.

1. Ruth Rothery, m. Thomas Scott; 2. Mary Rothery, m. Samuel Powell; 3.
Elizabeth Rothery, m. Jolm Orpin ; 4. Anne Rothery, m. 1733, William Nixon.
II. Sarah Ward, m. Enoch Mason, of Dublin, and had: — 1. Thomas Mason;

2. Enoch Mason; 3. Joseph Mason, h. after 1722; 1. Sarah Mason, m. William
McKenzie, and d. before 1735 ; 2. Mary Mason, m. 1st, settlements, 10 March, 1731,
Jason Hassard, of Mount Hassard, Co. Fermanagh, and of Dublin, elder son of
Capt. Robert Hassard of Mount Hassard, High Sheriff, Co. Fermanagh, 1719.
He d. 3 June, 1745, and she m. 2nd Pegwell Burro wes, and 3rd Watson ;

3. Ruth Mason ; 4. Charlotte Mason ; 5. Anna Mason, (Chancery Bill, 27 Aug.,
1735, Rothery v. Mason and others). The Wards were a mercantile family in
Dublin.



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Werburgh's, Dublin, 16 March, 1733, Anne, youngest dau. of
Nathaniel Rothery, of Dublin, by Ruth, elder dau. of Peter Ward, of
Dublin. Eventually he returned to Mullaghduff, and d. at an advanced
age, will dated 3 July, 1783, proved 20 Dec, 1788, appointing as his
executors Colonel (afterwards Major-General Sir) Eccles Nixon,
Alexander Nixon, of Nixon Hall, and Humphrey Nixon, of Nixon
Lodge. He had issue : —
I. WILLIAM, his heir.

I. Frances Nixon,, m. 31 July, 1773* Capt. James Nixon, 25th
Regt. (Lieut. 23 Nov., 1768) of Loughmuck, Co. Tyrone, and
by him who d. before 3 July, 1783, (admon. bond 8 July, 1783)
had issue : —

1. George Nixon. ,

2. James Nixon.

1. Mary Nixon.

2. Anne Nixon.

II. Martha Nixon, m. 1774, Henry Bulteel.

III. Anne Nixon, m, — Pierce.

IV. Isabella Nixon, m. Hamilton.

The son : —

WILLIAM NIXON, of Mullaghduff m. Feb., 1792, Jane Monaghan,
and d. 1806, codicil to will dated 23 May, provec^ 19 July, leaving issue

I. JANE, of whom immediately.
II. Anne Nixon.
The elder dau. : —

JANE NIXON, m. at Monaghan, 20 Dec, 1812, George Marshall
Knipe, of Erne Hill, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, J. P., High Sherifi Co.
Cavan, 1831, Capt. Belturbet Infantry, 17 May, 1816, and by him,
who d. 22 Feb., 1859, had issue :— f

I. George Marshall Knipe, Major 89th Regt. and Adj. Carlow
Rifles, bapt. at Belturbet, 12 Sept., 1819, m. 1847 Jessie Maria,
dau. of Simon Howard, of Carlisle, and d. 3 Jan., 1876.
II. William Nixon Knipe, bapt. 22 Aug., 1820, buried 13 Sept.,
1820.

III. William Sneyd Knipe, buried 6 May, 1835, aged 10.

IV. Robert Henry Knipe, bapt. 17 Dec, 1827.

V. Samuel Nixon Knipe, Solicitor, m. 7 Nov., 1853, Hannah Maria,
widow of Edward O'Rourke, of Belfast, and d. at Belturbet,
21 Feb., 1878.

* London Magazine.

t This account of the family of G. M. Knipe is very incomplete, as it has been
found impossible to trace the living descendants, if any.

D



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VI. Francis Melvill White Knipe, bapt., 20 Aug., 1832.

VII. Elliott Augustus Knipe (Rev.) Vicar of Laister Dyke, Yorkshire,

B.A., T.C.D., 1859, also bapt. 20 Aug., 1832, m. 9 Nov., 1871,
Marianne, dau. of Colonel Charles Pratt, 11th Regt. (by
Elizabeth, dau. of Sir Abraham Bradley King, Bart.), son of
General John Pratt, Royal Irish Artillery, * by Elizabeth
Preston, dau. of General Charles Vallancey, R.E. Mr. Knipe
d. 1 Sept., 1878, and his widow d. 16 Sept., 1889.

VIII. Thomas Frederick Knipe, of Belturbet, J.P., Co. Cavan, bapt.,

10 Jan., 1836.
IX. John Copeland Knipe, Surgeon Major Army Medical Staff, m.
8 Oct., 1867, Catherine, eldest dau. of Capt. Hunter Hailes,
10th Bengal Cavalry.
I. Jane Knipe, m. at St. George's, Dublin, 17 July, 1834, Francis

Blake Knox, late 5th Dragoon Guards.
II. Catherine Knipe, d. July, 1830, in her 16th year.

III. Elizabeth Augusta Knipe, m. 1st, 1837, WilHam Henry Moore,

and 2nd, 10 May, 1864, James Smyth-King, Barrister-at-law,
son of Hulton Smyth-King, of Borris Castle, Queen's Co.,
brother of Sir Abraham Bradley King, Bart., of Corrard,
Co. Fermanagh, She d. 29 Sept., 1877. Her husband d.
23 Aug., 1867.

IV. Eleanor Knipe, d. 24 June, 1885.

V. Rosamond Knipe, buried 26 Dec, 1834.

VI. Isabella Olivia Knipe, m. Theophilus Thompson, J.P., of Ford
Lodge, Co. Cavan.



* General Pratt was son of Robert Pratt, of Castlemartyr, Co. Cork, who was
son of James Pratt, of Carricknashinny, Co. Cork, by Alice, daughter of Simon


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