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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 Families in Co Roscommon

Posted by on Sunday, 4 May, 2014

This post is from Keith Stanley…

Perhaps you could post the  analysis below to give the site watchers something to look at. I have looked at my clan from four different angles (quadrangulation?).

1. The traditional search starting with known family members and working outwards
2. An examination of others with the Stanley name who feature in the records of one church
3. An attempt to track the Roscommon Stanley families on the 1901 census
4. An examination of the Griffiths survey

There is quite a lot of circumstantial evidence to suggest that many of these people are related. The evidence is enough to make me keep looking, but nowhere near strong enough to draw definitive conclusions. I am going to need the insight of others.

Roscommon Stanley

1. John Stanley (my great grandfather) born around 1822-1825 (referred to as John 2)

1.1. His father (my great, great grandfather) was also called John (referred to as John 1) (from a wedding record) – likely to have been born late 1700s to very early 1800s.

2. John Stanley (Stanly) married firstly to ‘unknown’, presumably in the late 1840s or early 1850s

2.1. Catherine born 1851 –1857 in Roscommon (1854 from 1881 census, then 1851, 1857)

2.2. Possible other siblings

2.3. Details of death of first wife not known (but John is a widower for Marriage 2)

2.4. Kate married Uriah Senior in Q3 1879 in Dewsbury (Uriah died 1913, missing in 1911)

2.4.1. Maria (Mary?) Senior born 1885

2.4.1.1. Mary married Charles Musgrave, Q3 1907

2.4.2. Catherine A Senior born 1889 (Not obviously recorded in 1911)

3. John Stanley (John 2) married, secondly age 40, Bridget Ormsby, age 25 (born about 1840) (daughter of Arthur) in May 1865, in Kilbride RC Church

3.1. Their eldest son John (John 3) was born 2/6/1866, in Cams, Fuerty

3.1.1. John is living with Kate (2.1) in 1891 in Dewsbury

3.1.2. John married Catherine Delaney in Q4 1894 in Dewsbury

3.1.2.1. Bridget born 1897

3.1.2.2. John (John 4) born 1898

3.1.2.3. Catherine has died by 1911 (probably Q2, 1901 in Dewsbury)

3.1.2.4. One other child was born to the marriage, but has died by 1911. No obvious candidates if Catherine did die in 1901

3.2. Mary born 2/7/1868, in Rockfield, Fuerty (Baptismal sponsors: Denis McEntre and Catherine Stanly – possibly the same one as recorded in 2.1? Might only have been 17)

3.2.1. Married Patrick Muldoon, age 22 (son of William) in Cams Roman Catholic Church on 18/3/1887. (Witnesses: John Stanly and Catherine Farrell)

3.2.2. John Muldoon born 3/4/1887 in Cloverhill, Fuerty (Ballyleague Civil Births). Died Q3, 1910, aged 23 in Dewsbury

3.2.3. William Muldoon born 1892 in Dewsbury. Living at home in 1911. Possible death 28/12/1915 whilst serving with the 10th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers (only W Muldoon) Possible death in Leeds in 1944.

3.2.4. 1911 census records Mary as having had 5 children of which only one (William) was still alive

3.2.5. Possible other children: Ellen (born 1894, died 1896), Annie (born & died 1896) and Patrick (born & died 1898) Possibly one born in Ireland 1889-1890.

3.2.6. Patrick Muldoon died in 1900 in Dewsbury,Yorkshire, age 33

3.3. Michael born 7/9/1870 in Rockfield, Fuerty (from church records, but Cams from civil records) (Baptismal sponsors: James & Frances Gannon) He died 3/8/1879, in Cloverhill Fuerty)

3.4.Thomas born 2/7/1873 in Rockfield, Fuerty (Batismal sponsors: James Gannon & Mary Hannely) Possible death in Roscommon aged 34 in Q2 1908

3.5.Details of death of John’s second wife not known. Must be between 1873 and 1883

4. John Stanley (John 2) married thirdly Bridget Scott (no record located so far). Only evidence comes from birth certificate of Patrick.

4.1. PATRICK born March 1883 (Baptismal sponsors: James Mullooly & Elizabeth McDermott) (John 2 was about 60)

4.2. Patrick shows Mary (3.2) as next of kin when joining the Militia in August 1902

4.3. Patrick is living with Mary (3.2) in 1911 in Dewsbury

4.4. Possible other siblings

5. John Stanley, of Cloonenbane, Fuerty, died 23/2/1898 aged 77 (Hence born 1822) Witness: Bridget Stanley. This is probably the thrice married John (my great grandfather) (John 2)

6. What happened to Patrick’s mother Bridget Stanley (nee Scott, the third wife of John 2)? She could have died shortly after her husband, stayed in Ireland or emigrated.

6.1. She does not seem to be in Ireland at the time of the 1901 census. (Only Bridget Stanley of around the right age on the Irish Census is still married with children)

6.2. Most likely destination would be England, because other members of John’s family (e.g. John 3 and Catherine) had gone there in the previous 20 years or more

6.3. The 1901 UK Census has 7 people called Bridget Stanley. 3 are too young and 2 are too old to be Patrick’s mother. One of the remaining two also appears on the 1891 census, was born in England and is married. The last one was born in Ireland, is aged 40, (born 1861, and would have been 22 at the time of Patrick’s birth) is shown as being single, and is living as a boarder in Chorlton, South Manchester.

6.4. Bridget, the boarder, is living with Patrick Quinn, who was born in Ireland and his family.

6.5. There is a death of a Patrick Quinn in Chorlton in 1909. Hence the 1911 census is no help.

6.6. Tracing Patrick Quinn back in order to find a sibling who may still be alive in 1911 (and supplying more information on county of origin) reveals three possible families. One has no other children born in Ireland. One has a brother, John, born in Galloway. The other has a brother, James, born in Mayo. Even if it is possible to be sure which is Patrick’s family, the fact that he was Irish may be enough for Bridget Stanley to have found lodging there.

6.7. If this is the right Bridget, it provides a possible reason why Patrick joined the Manchester Regiment when he had been living in Dewsbury, Yorkshire.

6.8. Bridget seems to be missing from the 1911 census.

6.8.1. Only reference in Ireland is to someone born in 1871 (10 years out.)

6.8.2. Closest match in the UK is a lady born 1871 (also appears in 1891) in Walton Jail.

6.9. She might have died. Best match for a death is in Leeds South in 1932, age 74 (born 1858).

6.10. She might have remarried. No obvious matches that can be cross referenced in 1911.

6.11. Therefore have circumstantial evidence that Bridget Stanley (nee Scott) was born in 1861 (with a margin for error), and may have a connection to Mayo or Galloway.

 

A second approach: Kilbride RC Church christenings & weddings

(This church appears regularly in the first approach. Consequently other family members may be recorded here.)

James (Jacobi) Stanley & Mary Kelly had the following children: Catherine (1836), Patrick (1839) and Mary (1844). Sponsors: Kelly, Kilmartin & Murnaghan.

Michael Stanley & Elizabeth Egan had the following children Mary (1840), Catherine (1842), Ann (1844) and Serram (1846). Sponsors: Feany, Beatty & Egan

Arthur Armsby & Joannae Scanlon (clearly written as such) had Bridget (1837) (Is this John’s second wife?) and Patrick (1840).

Arthur Ormsby & Joannae Stanley (clearly written as such) had William Ormsby (1842). Record shows a very different letter A from the letter O. Is this a case of mishearing?

John Stanly, farmer, age 26 (born around 1856), of Ballyglass (son of James Stanly, also a farmer) married Mary Grehan, age 19 (born around 1863) on January 14th 1882 in Kilbride Church, Roscommon (Witnesses: John McCormack and Eleanor Reynolds) (Call this one John 5)

John Stanly, farmer, age 40 (born around 1842), of Ballyglass (son of Owen, from civil record, but Oliver from church record Stanly, also a farmer, and Bridget Farrell) married Ellenor McCormack, age 30 (born around 1852) on November 30th 1882 in Kilbride Church Roscommon (witnesses: William and Brigid Fihely) (Call this one John 6)

Elizabeth Stanly, spinster, age 27 (born around 1855), of Ballyglass (daughter of Oliver Stanly (deceased) and Bridget Farrell) married Patrick Grady (son of James Grady), widower, age 50 (born around 1832) in Ballinaheglish RC Church on February 21st 1882. There is a James Grady who has a plot very close to Oliver in 1857.

Bridget Stanly, born 1814, died Q2, 1890 aged 76 in the workhouse, Roscommon (Farrell?)

Bridget Stanly, born 1832, died 1, 1892, aged 60 in Roscommon (Married?)

James Stanley born 1800 (approx), died 1880 (age given as 80)

Oliver Stanley born 1801 (approx), died April 26th1881 (age given as 80). The informant was Catherine Broderick of Ballyglass (The Broderick family were neighbours per Griffiths)

Thomas Stanley, born 1807 (approx), died 1887 (age given as 80)

A third approach:

The 1901 census reveals that there are only 17 people with the Stanly or Stanley name living in Roscommon. They are grouped as follows:

  1. Stanly: 4 members of the same family living in Island Lower, Dunamon
  2. Stanly: 3 members of the same family living in Emlaghyroyin, Dunamon
  3. Stanley: a Governess living in Boyle Urban, born in Cork
  4. Stanley: a married couple living in Ballyglass Lower, Cloonygormican
  5. Stanley: a six year old boy staying with his Uncle & Aunt in Clonlee
  6. Stanley: a husband & wife, three children and a sister in Ballinlough

Family 1 is the Stanly/Kenney line. A number of them emigrated to the US. Having established that there is no obvious connection to my branch of the family I will not be pursuing further leads on this group.

 

Father born died Age married date place
John Stanley
Spouse
Winnie Kenney 1840 Q2 1908 68 Roscommon
Offspring
William Stanley 10/4/1865
Bridget Stanley 1866 16/12/1909 47 W Simpson Pittsfield, Mass
Thomas Stanley 21/8/1867 M Kenney 1901 Pittsfield, Mass
Patrick Stanley 17/3/1872
Mary Stanley n/k 09/11/1910 single Tewksbury, Mass
John Stanley 4/7/1874 M Flynse 1904 Pittsfield, Mass
Ellen Stanley 4/12/1876
Informant to Bridget’s death was John Stanley
Bridget’s husband predeceased her
Thomas emigrated to USA about 1890 (from US Census returns) Married a cousin?
1901 Irish census Island Lower, Dunamon, Roscommon
born Difference
Winnie 1841 0
Pat 1875 3
Ellen 1878 2
William 1881 16
None are obviously recorded on 1911 Census
Gone to USA? Gone to UK?
There is a William, single, born 1871 in Roscommon, living in Manchester in 1911

Family 2 is the Stanly/Kelly line

Father John Stanley
Mother Bridget Kelly
Marriage 25/8/1843 Parish Creggs RC
Age in 1901
Michael 23/7/1851 50
Ellen 21/5/1857 44 *
Lizzie 1859 42 * d Q2 1937 (Probable)
John 21/6/1861 40 Emlaryan Oran
Celia 18/10/1863 38
Patrick 6/9/1866 35 * Emlaroy
Baptised as John (?)
Patrick, Ellen & Lizzie are shown on 1901 Census
Emlaghyroyin, Dunamon, Roscommon
Ellen is 3/4 years older than Lizzie on 1901/1911 census
If Bridget was 16 at marriage, she was 41 when Patrick was born
Lizzie d.o.b. from death certificate. Likely to be approximate

Number 3 was Church of Ireland, and was born elsewhere. There seems little chance of a family connection.

Family 4: John & Ellen, both born in the 1840s. (Probably John 6)

Number 5: John James, nephew, is staying with Michael & Catherine Green. Therefore either Catherine’s maiden name was Stanley, or Michael’s sister married a Stanley. There is a record of Anne Green marrying James Shanley according to the LDS website. The 1911 census reveals that John James is a member of Family 6. So there are only 5 locations not 6 as hitherto suspected.

Family 6 (and 5 – see above):

This is the Stanley/Greally line

Patrick son of John
Mary Ellen was born Greally
Surname Forename Age Born Sex Relation to head Religion Birthplace Occupation
Stanley Patrick 45 1856 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Co Roscommon Shopkeeper
Stanley Mary Ellen 45 1856 Female Wife Roman Catholic Co Roscommon National School Teacher
Stanley Mary 12 1889 Female Daughter Roman Catholic Co Roscommon Scholar
Stanley Ellen 10 1891 Female Daughter Roman Catholic Co Roscommon Scholar
Stanley Patrick 8 1893 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Roscommon Scholar
Stanley Ellen 60 1841 Female Sister Roman Catholic Co Roscommon

 

 

A fourth approach

I have also tried matching the various groups to other published data.

Parish Townland Source
A Catherine Stanley Oran Island Lower Griffiths
B James Stanley Cloonygormican Ballyglass Lower Griffiths
C Patrick Stanley Oran Emlaghmore Griffiths
D Oliver Stanley Cloonygormican Ballyglass Lower Griffiths
E Sarah Stanley Kilkevin Clooncose Griffiths
F Thomas Stanley Fuerty Clooneenbaun Griffiths
G W J Stanley Roscommon Roscommon/Castle Street Griffiths
H John Stanly Dunamon Emlaghyroyin Griffiths
I Martin Stanly Kilglass Ballyfeeny Griffiths
J Stanley Ballintober Tithes Survey
K Stanley Bumlin

 

‘A’ might be connected to Family 1 above (purely based on location)

‘H’ seems to be the Stanley/Kelly line (Family 2 above)

‘J’: A Thomas Stanley from Ballintober is sought by his brother Michael in Boston in 1856, and by his cousin John in 1858

‘B’ or ‘D’: The map shows that James (B) and Oliver (D) are living in the same small cluster of dwellings. It is highly likely that they are related. Oliver (also recorded as Owen) is the father of John (John 6), a farmer aged 60, and wife Ellen who show on the 1901 census (Family 4)

‘F’ is located in the right place to be connected to my branch. However the map also shows that Fuerty and Cloonygormican are next to each other. Thomas’s house is only a few hundred yards from those of James (B) and Oliver (D).

The families immediately adjacent to the plot occupied by Thomas Stanley were those of McDermott and Mullooly. These names feature as baptismal sponsors for my Grandfather. (However these names feature quite frequently in the locality.)

Hence there is reasonably good circumstantial evidence to suggest that John (my great Grandfather, “John 2”), James, Oliver and Thomas are all related.

Stanley Family of Co. Roscommon

Posted by on Saturday, 5 January, 2013

These are details I recently received from Keith Stanley relating to his family in Co Roscommon.

1. John Stanley (my great grandfather) born around 1825

1.1. His father (my great, great grandfather) was also called John (from wedding record) – must have been born pre 1809

2. John Stanley (Stanly) married firstly to ‘unknown’, presumably in the late 1840s

2.1. Catherine born 1850 –1854 in Roscommon

2.2. Possible other siblings

2.3. Details of death of first wife not known

2.4. Kate married Uriah Senior in Q3 1879 in Dewsbury

2.4.1. Maria (Mary?) Senior born 1885

2.4.2. Mary married Charles Musgrave

2.4.3. Catherine A Senior born 1889

3. John Stanley married, secondly, Bridget Ormsby (daughter of Arthur) in May 1865

3.1. John born 2/6/1866, in Cams, Fuerty

3.1.1. John is living with Kate (2.1) in 1891 in Dewsbury

3.1.2. John married Catherine Delaney in Q4 1894 in Dewsbury

3.1.2.1. Bridget born 1897

3.1.2.2. John born 1898

3.1.2.3. Catherine has probably died by 1911

3.2. Mary born 2/7/1868, in Rockfield, Fuerty

3.2.1. Married Patrick Muldoon in Cams Roman Catholic Church on 18/3/1887.

3.2.2. John Muldoon born 3/4/1887 in Ireland (Ballyleague Civil Births)

3.2.3. William Muldoon born 1892 in Dewsbury

3.2.4. Patrick Muldoon died in 1900

3.3. Michael born 7/9/1870 in Rockfield, Fuerty (died 3/8/1879)

3.4. Thomas born 2/7/1873 in Rockfield, Fuerty (probably emigrated to USA, married, had no children)

3.5. Details of death of second wife not known

4. John Stanley married thirdly Bridget Scott (no record located)

4.1. PATRICK born March 1883

4.2. Patrick shows Mary (3.2) as next of kin when joining the Militia in August 1902

4.3. Patrick is living with Mary (3.2) in 1911 in Dewsbury

4.4. Possible other siblings

5. John Stanley, of Cloonenbane, Fuerty, died 23/2/1898 aged 77 Witness: Bridget Stanley This is probably the thrice married John

There is another John Stanly born 21/6/1861, with siblings Patrick (who married in 1905), Ellen and Elizabeth. The parents of this clan were John Stanley and Bridget Kelly. (There seems to be a rule that if your name is John Stanley then you must marry a girl called Bridget!)

A John Stanly married Mary Grehan Q1, 1882 in Roscommon

A John Stanly married Ellenor McCormack Q4, 1882 in Roscommon

Bridget Stanly, born 1814, died Q2, 1890 aged 76 in Roscommon

Bridget Stanly, born 1832, died 1, 1892, aged 60 in Roscommon

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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Henry Adamson

Posted by on Sunday, 13 November, 2011

Hello all – I am still on the search for George Adamson Stanley & working my way around him.  Would anyone know of a Henry Adamson.  It appears Henry Adamson was from Moate & a letter was written by him concerning George Adamson Stanley, his nephew.  Letter written from Moate Castle in April 1815.  Would anyone know of Henry Adamson or a Robert Adamson or anything about the Moate Castle.  Thank you.

Frederick Stanley Ireland

Posted by on Friday, 15 July, 2011

After noting the family of James Staney/Jane Kelly, there is a note that there are a lot of connections between Stanleys & Irelands.

Would anyone know of a Frederick Stanley Ireland, b: 1845,  father John and Lydia Stanley, b: 1847, parents Henry Stanley & Eliz. Vincent.  I have the marriage certificate.  They had 7 children.   With all these Stanleys/Irelands, I wonder if anyone knows of these two & how they may connect to the Irelands mentioned.   Thank you.

Marilyn

 

 

The family of Henry Taaffe Irwin and Catharine Stanley married 1813

Posted by on Monday, 16 May, 2011

I’d like to welcome Donna to the website she is a descendant of the above-named  family and I include an extract from an e-mail she sent to me earlier.

I’m a descendant of Catharine Stanley (1793-1854) daughter of James Stanley and Elizabeth Ireland.  Catharine married Henry Taaffe Irwin in 1813.  The family is listed below:

Henry Taaffe Irwin bc 1890  d1853 married 1813 Catharine Stanley b1793 d1854

Jones Taaffe Irwin b1814 Kilkenny West, Co. Westmeath, Ireland – d1853 Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Elizabeth Irwin, b1815 Kilkenny West, Co. Westmeath, Ireland – d1873 Boston, MA

James S. Irwin, b1820 Kilkenny West, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

Eliza Irwin, bc1821

Hannah Irwin, bc1822

Maria S. Irwin bc1823 – died 1848 Woburn, MA, USA

Magdalene Augusta Irwin, b1824 Congleton, Cheshire, England – d1878 Brooklyn, New York, USA

Kathleen Irwin, b1828 Kilkenny West, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

John Decourcy Irwin, bc1830 Ireland – died 1897 Boston, MA, USA

Catharine Irwin bc1832 England – died 1901 Gloucester, MA USA

Edward Edmund Irwin bc1834 Ireland – died 1852 Boston, MA, USA

Susan S. Irwin, bc1837 County Sligo, Ireland – died 1918 Washington, DC

Stanley Family of Cams, Co. Roscommon

Posted by on Sunday, 9 January, 2011

Stanley Family of Cams Co. Roscommon

Patrick Stanley (recorded as Stanly), b 2/3/1883 in Cams
Father: John Stanly. Living in Cams
Mother: Bridget Stanley, formerly Scott
Baptised 11/3/1883

This is my grandfather. The evidence comes from his army record, which fits with all information passed down via his son (my father)

Other Roscommon Stanley members:

There were several Stanley families in the Cloverhill/Athleague area, but only one in Cams. This was John Stanly and Bridget Ormsby who married in 1865. He was 40 at the time and a widower. They had 4 children:
John, b 29/6/1866
Mary, b 1868
Michael, b 1870
Thomas, b 1873

There is a record of Michael Stanly dying in August 1879, aged 9.

There is another John Stanly born 21/6/1861, with siblings Patrick (who married in 1905), Ellen and Elizabeth. The parents of this clan were John Stanley and Bridget Kelly. (There seems to be a rule that if your name is John Stanley then you must marry a girl called Bridget!)

A girl called Mary Stanley married Patrick Muldoon in Cams Roman Catholic Church on 8/3/1887. She was 19. He was 22.

On the 1911 census, Patrick Stanley is recorded as living in Dewsbury with his sister Mary Muldoon and her son William. The age is not quite right. However the 1901 and 1891 census records are consistent and appear to confirm that it is the right person. There is a death recorded for Patrick Muldoon in 1900.

Questions
1 How many Stanley families were there in Roscommon in the 1880’s?
2 Did John Stanley (father of Patrick, b 1883) remarry after the birth of John, Mary, Michael and Thomas? If so, where and when?

Thanks Keith

New Member – Keith Stanley

Posted by on Sunday, 9 January, 2011

We have a new member to the website – Keith Stanley.

He is looking for help and has submitted two lots of information for the website – one on a Stanley family in Co Kildare that turned out not to be his and one on a Stanley family in Co Roscommon which he thinks is his and he is seeking more information about them.

James Stanley/Jane Kelly

Posted by on Monday, 7 June, 2010

I am a direct line of James Stanley & family.

(1) Catherine married Brinsley Hewetson (2) Susanna married DeCourey Ireland on 2 July, 1774 at St. Peter’s, Dublin (3) Sir Edmond married Jane Talbot on 11 Aug, 1786, (4) Eliz. Maria married Richard Ireland (5) James married Eliz. Ireland.

Simon – I do not have the children of James & Eliz. Ireland.  If you could relate them to me, it would be appreciated.  Thank you.

There are a lot of connections between the Stanleys & Irelands