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Stanley Family of Lowpark, Co. Roscommon

Posted by on Tuesday, 31 May, 2016

Hi folks,
On a recent trip to the Registry of Deeds in Dublin, I saw the Memorial transcribed below regarding the Stanley family of Lowpark, Co. Roscommon. This continues my theme of the inter-relatedness
of the Stanley, Ireland and Irwin families as all three are represented in this Memorial.
-Donna

STANLEY to IRELAND
Memorial #251517
Volume: 381
Page: 144
Year: 1786

To the Register appointed by Act of Parliament for the registering of Deeds, and so forth

A Memorial of an Indented Deed bearing date the first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty six and between Edmund Stanley of the City of Dublin, Esq. of the one part and De Courcy Ireland of said City of Dublin, Esq. of the other part. Reciting that Sir Arthur Shean late of Kilmore in the County Roscommon, Baronet. did by deed bearing date on or about the seventh day of April one thousand seven hundred and twenty, Grant, release, confirm unto Edmund Stanley late of Benmuck in the said County, Gent. All that and those the Dwelling house, offices, and demesnes lands of Benmuck otherwise called Lowpark with appurts from Andrew Bressards’ Garden to Wm. Lea’s mearing bounded in the North by a stone wall, South by the mearing of Killoghan & Gort, and also the yearly grazing of the six sums of Cattle on the Sheep walk of the said Sir Arthur Shean contiguous thereto, situate, lying and being in the Barony of Athlone and County of Roscommon to said Edmund Stanley, his Heirs and assigns, for and during the natural life and lives of the said Edmund Stanley, party hereto, Catherine his wife and Arthur Stanley, his son, with a Covenant of perpetual Renewal thereof forever at and under the yearly Rent of three pounds Ster. And further Reciting that said Edmund Stanley did by deed or Indorsement on the back of said Lease for the consideration therein mentioned, Grant, Bargain, sell, assign, transfer, and make over unto his son James Stanley, late of the City of Dublin, Esq. the said recited Lease and assignment of Benmuck otherwise Lowpark and the grazing of the said sums of six cattle as found. To hold to him the said James Stanley, his heirs and assigns, for and during the life and lives of the said James Stanley, and for the life and lives of such other person or persons as have been or shall from time to time successively forever be added hereto Pursuant to the Covenant for Perpetual Renewal. And further reciting that John Simpson, late of Newbrook in the County of Mayo, Esq. who afterward became in fee simple of and in one undivided moiety of that the said land of Benmuck, otherwise Lowpark, did by Deed bearing date on or about the nineteenth day of December one thousand seven hundred and thirty-four as Heretofore therein recited Grant, bargain, sell, alien, release and confirm unto Thos. Kelly, of the City of Dublin, Esq. one undivided moiety of the said town and lands of Benmuck otherwise Lowpark with the appurts. To hold to him the said Thos. Kelly, his heirs, assigns forever, but in trust for him, the said James Stanley, his heirs and assigns forever, a Declaration of which trust was signed and duly Executed by the said Thos. Kelly, on the back of the said deed. And by which deed whereof this is a Memorial the said Edmund Stanley, party hereto the eldest son and Heir at law to the said James Stanley, decsd, and the grandson and Heir at law to the said Edmund Stanley, decsd. Did for the consideration herein mentioned Grant, Bargain, sell, alien release and confirm unto the said DeCourcy Ireland, his Heirs and assigns, All that and those the said Town and Lands of Benmuck otherwise Lowpark with the appurts situate lying and being in the Barony of Athlone and County of Roscommon aforesaid together with the grazing of the said six sums of cattle on the Sheep walk aforesaid To hold all and singular one undivided moiety of the said Town, Lands and premises aforesaid with the appurts. Unto him the said De Courcy Ireland, his heirs and assigns forever, and To have and to hold all and singular the other undivided moiety of the Town, Lands and premises aforesaid with the appurts. Together with the grazing of the said six sums of cattle on the Sheep walk aforesaid unto him the said De Courcy Ireland, his heirs and assigns, for and during the natural life and lives of the said several persons in and by the said described Lease mentd. And Executed and the survivor and survivors of them during the natural life and lives of such other person or persons as have been and shall be from time to time successively and forever be added thereto according to the Covenant for perpetual Renewal herein Contained. Which said Deed and this Memorial are witnessed by William Irwin and John Gray both of the City of Dublin, Gents.

Signed: Edmd Stanley [seal]
Signed, sealed & Delivered in presence of
Willm. Irwin
John Gray

The above named Wm. Irwin maketh oath that he saw the above named Edmund Stanley duly sign, seal and execute the original Deed whereof the foregoing is a Memorial and also the foregoing Memorial and saith that the name Wm. Irwin subscribed as a witness to the said Deed of the foregoing Memorial is this Deponts. Proper name and handwriting and saith that he delivered the said Deed and this Memorial to John Moore, Esq. Deputy Register of the Registry Office in Dublin on the third day of June one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six.

Sworn before me this 3rd Day of June 1786. Jn. Moore, Dep. Regs.

Stanley/Ireland/Irwin Family Connections

Posted by on Tuesday, 28 February, 2012

Hi folks,

I’ve been interested in the Stanley/Ireland/Irwin family connections, and have collected some information

as noted below.  It is understandable from the perspective of history why these families would inter-marry.

Of course, it would have made life with your in-laws much more complicated!  🙂

Donna (Irwin) Wyatt

 

STANLEY/IRELAND/IRWIN Connections

Rev. William Ireland (bc1717-c1787) married Magdalen Irwin, daughter of John Irwin of Lisbally, Co. Sligo, in 1758.

Source:   William Ireland from Chester settled in Ireland in the late 17th century, purchasing estates in counties Kildare and Laois and married Margaret de Courcey sister and heir of Almerius de Courcey, Lord Kingsale. Their grandson Richard Ireland settled in the vicinity of Headford, county Galway and married Catherine Lynch of Lydican. Their son the Reverend William Ireland, Warden of Galway, married Magdalen daughter of John Irwin of Lisbally, county Sligo and granddaughter of Henry Irwin of Roxborough, county Roscommon. They had 2 sons De Courcey Ireland and Richard Ireland. De Courcey Ireland and his wife Susanna Stanley, sister of Sir Edmund Stanley, whose grandfather acquired the estates of Low Park and Bethlem, Kilkenny West, county Westmeath, in the early 18th century, had 6 sons, including Arthur Ireland, bursar of Queen’s College, Galway.

From:  www.landedestates.ie

 

Also Registry of Deeds, Dublin, Ireland.  Marriage settlement of 1758

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James Stanley (1762-1845), son of James Stanley and Jane Kelly, married Elizabeth Ireland (bc1766-1832), daughter of Rev. William Ireland and Magdalene Irwin, 6 July 1786.

Source:  Family papers in the possession of a descendant of this line.

Also baptismal records of seven of their children from Kilkenny West Parish, County Westmeath, Ireland.

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DeCourcy Ireland, son of Rev. William Ireland and Magdalen Irwin, married Susanna Stanley, daughter of James Stanley and Jane Kelly, about 1774.

Source:  William Ireland from Chester settled in Ireland in the late 17th century, purchasing estates in counties Kildare and Laois and married Margaret de Courcey sister and heir of Almerius de Courcery, Lord Kingsale. Their grandson Richard Ireland settled in the vicinity of Headford, county Galway and married Catherine Lynch of Lydican. Their son the Reverend William Ireland, Warden of Galway, married Magdalen daughter of John Irwin of Lisbally, county Sligo and granddaughter of Henry Irwin of Roxborough, county Roscommon. They had 2 sons De Courcey Ireland and Richard Ireland. De Courcey Ireland and his wife Susanna Stanley, sister of Sir Edmund Stanley, whose grandfather acquired the estates of Low Park and Bethlem, Kilkenny West, county Westmeath, in the early 18th century, had 6 sons, including Arthur Ireland, bursar of Queen’s College, Galway.

From:  www.landedestates.ie

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Richard Ireland (bc1759-), son of William Ireland and Magdalene Irwin, married Elizabeth Maria Stanley (1753-), daughter of James Stanley and Jane Kelly as her second husband.  Elizabeth Maria Stanley was first married to John Irwin, 28 Feb 1773, St. Peter’s, Dublin.

Source:   St. Peter’s Church Records, www.irishgenealogy.ie for marriage to John Irwin.

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Thomas Rodney Thompson Irwin (bc1805-1853), son of John Richard Irwin and Sarah Thompson, married Magdalene Kelly Stanley (1807-1885), daughter of James Stanley and Elizabeth Ireland on 11 January 1828.

Source: Kilkenny West Church records, County Westmeath, Ireland

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Arthur Stanley (1803-1880) son of James Stanley and Elizabeth Ireland, married as his first wife Letitia Irwin (nee Thompson) widow of Arthur Irwin of Kilmore, County, Sligo, Ireland in 1827.

Source:  Research of Simon Stanley

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Henry Taaffe Irwin (bc1790-1853) married Catherine Stanley, (1793-1854) daughter of James Stanley and Elizabeth Ireland 22 February 1813 at St. Peter’s, Dublin.

Source:  Marriage Intentions, Dublin, Ireland 1813. Index of Wills, Marriages, Dublin 1800-1857, Appendix to Thirtieth Report of the Deputy, pg. 536.

St. Peter’s Church records, www.irishgenealogy.ie

Research of Donna (Irwin) Wyatt.

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Richard Ireland Stanley (1799-1864), son of James Stanley and Elizabeth Ireland, married Frances Ireland, daughter of William Ireland and Dorothea Gardiner, 17 July 1848.

Source:  Marriage record, St. George’s Church, Dublin. www.irishgenealogy.ie

Book Number  Page   Entry Number     Record_Identifier                   Image Filename

N/R                  99       198                       DU-CI-MA-21081                     d-298-3-5-109

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Frederick Stanley Ireland (1845- ) son of Thomas Ireland and Cecelia Stanley, daughter of John Bacon Stanley and Barbara Lynch, married Lydia Barbara Stanley, (1847- ) daughter of Henry Stanley and Eliz. Vincent,  3 November 1868 St. Anne’s, Belfast, Ireland.

Source:  Research of Marilyn Stanley – copy of marriage certificate.

Also, church record, 1868 Co. Antrim, www.ifhf.rootsireland.ie

Baptismal records of their children www.irishgenealogy.ie

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Davis Irwin, Esquire, son of Thomas Irwin, MD,  3 Hawthorne Terrace Church Road, Dublin, married Susanna DeCoursey Ireland, daughter of Richard Ireland, Revenue Officer, 2 Jones Road, Dublin on 30 January 1868.  Witness for husband: John P. Burke; Witness for wife: George T. Irwin.

Source:  Marriage record, St. George Church, Dublin.  Church of Ireland.  Page 61, number 121; DU-DI-MA-21987 d-298-3-9-064.  www.irishgenealogy.ie

There is a baptism of Davis Lambert Irwin, son of Thomas Irwin, apothecary of 48 Cuffe Street, Dublin and his wife Catherine, at St. Peter’s, Dublin on 18 February 1844 on the above noted website.

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David Ireland, bc 1335, of The Hutt, Lancashire, England, son of John Ireland and Agatha de Merton, married Margaret Stanley, bc 1330.

Source:  The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, Watney, Vernon James, (4 volumes. Oxford: John Johnson, 1928), FHL book Q 929.242 W159w; FHL microfilm 1696491 it., vol. 1 p. 109.

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John Ireland, b 29 July 1525, of Hutt, Lancashire, England, son of William Ireland and Eleanor Molyneux, married Margaret Stanley, bc. 1490, Somerset Manor, Huntingdonshire, England, daughter of James Stanley, Bishop of Ely, son of Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of  Derby, and his wife Eleanor Neville.  Margaret married second Henry Halsall.

Source:  A Biographical Register of the University of Oxford to A. D. 1500 (1957-1959), Emden, Alfred Brotherston, (3 volumes. Oxford: Clarendon Press, c1957-1959), FHL book 942.57/O1 J2e., vol. 3 p. 1761.

Also:

Dictionary of National Biography says:

"By a lady who shared his episcopal residence at Somersham he had
at least two sons, John and Thomas, and a daughter, Margaret, who
married Sir Henry Halsall of Halsall. The elder son, John, fought at
Flodden Field on 9 Sept. 1513, was knighted, and founded the family
of Stanleys of Hanford, Cheshire"

Flower's Visitation of Lancashire (1567) says under Halsall that Sir
Henry married Margaret base daughter of James Stanley, but the
same Visitation under Ireland says that Sir John Ireland married that
same daughter.

Victoria County History of Lancashire under Blackburn:

Henry de Halsall (knighted 1497) married Margaret Stanley daughter
of James Stanley, clerk. Sir Henry died June 1522. James Stanley is
usually identified with James Stanley, afterwards Bishop of Ely. Sir
Henry de Halsall's will dated 1518 provided for his younger sons -
mentioned his deceased wife Margaret.

and under Ireland of Hutt:

Sir John de Ireland (knighted 1497) died 29 July 1525, married an
illegitimate daughter of James Stanley, Bishop of Ely.

A new book called "the House of Stanley" by Peter Edmund Stanley
(1998, Pentland Press, Durham, UK ISBN 1-85821-578-1) states that
the Bishop had a natural son Sir John Stanley (1495-1530) who
married Margaret daughter and sole heiress of Sir William Honford
of Handforth Hall, Cheadle, Cheshire. Also a daughter Margaret who
married firstly Sir John Ireland of Hutt and secondly Sir Henry
Halsall who died 1522.

Internet post from GEN-MEDIEVAL-L Archives 5 Feb 1999

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