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Stanleys of Taney

Posted by on Saturday, 14 April, 2012

Hello All.  Would anyone know of any Stanleys that resided in the Taney Parish area?   I believe it is located in South Co. Dublin & about 7 km (4 miles) South of Dublin City Centre.   Thank you.

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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George Adamson Stanley of Dublin

Posted by on Saturday, 18 February, 2012

Would anyone who is going over to the RCB Library be willing to do a search for George Adamson Stanley’s birth certificate, born 1796, Parish of St. Peter’s. 

Any response would be greatly appreciated.

 

Stanleys from Kilkenny West

Posted by on Sunday, 12 February, 2012

As I can’t find any of my Robert Stanleys of Athlone buried at St. Mary’s, I notice Kilkenny West has an old graveyard about 4-5 miles out of Athlone. Perhaps some of the Stanleys were buried there.

Would anyone have access to Kilkenny West graveyard or who I could contact for records.  Also I notice at end of North Gate St. many headstones are from that graveyard.

Thank you to anyone that could help.

 

 

 

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 from Newbridge? Co. Kildare

Posted by on Sunday, 9 January, 2011

Stanley Family from Newbridge? Co. Kildare

1.      Patrick Stanley & siblings

1.1.   Mary, b 6/12/1878

1.2.   Thomas, b 18/7/1880 (Married Maria Cleary 12/8/1914 in Newbridge Church

1.3.   Catherine, b 4/6/1882

1.4.   Patrick, b 22/3/1884 – joined the Police in England. Wounded in WW1. Never married. Died aged 75

1.5.   Andrew, b 22/5/1886

1.6.   John, b 9/2/1888 (Married Elizabeth O’Reilly of Kilternan at St. Patrick’s Church, Glencullen on 7/2/1915)

1.7.   James, b 17/5/1890 (Received sub-diaconate 14/7/1918)

1.8.   Michael, b 12/1/1892 (Married Dinah Duffy)

1.9.   Annie (b 1894? (on 1901 census aged 6)

1.10.                    Laurence, b 19/5/1896 (Married Mary Nolan, County Carlow, 19/5/1926) – known as Larry. Appeared in the 1924 Olympics as a high jumper. He was a notable Gaelic footballer.

2.      Father’s line

2.1.   John Stanley, b 1848 (aged 53 on the 1901 census)

2.2.   Unknown other siblings

2.3.   Married Jane Keogh 13/2/1878

2.4.   Parents: Thomas Stanley and Catherine Walsh

3.      Mother’s line

3.1.   Jane Keogh, b 1853 (48 at the time of 1901 census)

3.2.   Unknown other siblings

3.3.   Parents: Andrew Keogh and Anne Kearney

The County Kildare Library & Arts Service supplied most of the information above.

In 2007 I spoke to James Clarke. I believe (although I can’t find my notes to confirm) that he is the son of Annie (ref 1.9 above). He said that the entire family were tall. This is to be expected if one of them was a high jumper.

I am descended from a Patrick Stanley. The one recorded above clearly isn’t the right one. Also my Grandfather was only 5’ 5½” tall.

Keith Stanley

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.

Children of James and Elizabeth Stanley

Posted by on Thursday, 15 July, 2010

James Stanley (1762-1845) of Bethlehem, Co. Westmeath and Elizabeth Ireland (c1766-1832) were married 06 July 1786. The standard published genealogies disclose only one child – William James Stanley, born 1798. However, as Peter Stanley in his 1998 book The House of Stanley observed “Pedigrees are generally restricted to the issue of elder sons”. In fact, other sources reveal that in the nineteen years between 1788 and 1807, James and Elizabeth had thirteen children, of whom eight survived childhood.

There are three sources to support this:

(i) a C19th manuscript list of all thirteen children, in the possession of a descendant;
(ii) the parish records of Kilkenny West held by the Church of Ireland’s Representative Church Body Library in Dublin; and
(iii) a manuscript pedigree produced by the Office of Arms and held by the National Library of Ireland in Dublin.

C19th manuscript
(i) The C19th manuscript listing all thirteen children with accompanying dates of birth (and death where applicable) appears to have been written by one of the grandchildren of James and Elizabeth.

Kilkenny West parish records
(ii) The C19th century manuscript is corroborated by the parish records of Kilkenny West church, Co Westmeath in terms of the names, dates and order of children – but only so far as the last seven are concerned. The dates of baptism correspond perfectly with the dates of birth in six of the seven cases. The first six children do not appear in the parish’s records so were evidently baptised elsewhere.

Heraldic Pedigree
(iii) The heraldic pedigree (NLI. GO. MS. 8307) which purports to list the children of James and Elizabeth with spouses is (a) incomplete, having neither Elizabeth Ireland’s Christian name, nor any of the infants, nor two of the adults known to have married (b) in the wrong chronological order (c) incorrect in that the Christian name of at least one spouse is known to be wrong (although the surname is correct) and (d) partial – since William James Stanley’s line is full, detailed and presumably accurate, up to 1920, unlike those of everyone else. It does however corroborate the manuscript list (i) in several respects and certainly explodes the idea that William James was an only child.

The complete list of children is therefore as follows:

Magdalene + 1788-1805
James + 1789-1789
Edmond 1790-
Eliza + 1792-92
Catherine 1793-1854
Elizabeth 1795

James + 1797-1797
baptised Kilkenny West 12 Feb 1797 “son of James and Elizabeth Stanley”

William James 1798-1885
baptised Kilkenny West 18 March 1798 “son of James and Elizabeth Stanley”

Richard 1799-1864
baptised Kilkenny West 28 Oct 1799 “son of James and Elizabeth Stanley”

Susan 1801
baptised Kilkenny West 26 April 1801 “dau of James and Elizabeth Stanley”

Anne + 1802-1803
baptised Kilkenny West 29 Sept 1802? “dau of James and Elizabeth Stanley”

Arthur 1803-1880
baptised Kilkenny West 10 April 1803 “son of James and Elizabeth Stanley”

Magdalen 1807-1885
baptised Kilkenny West 13 June 1807 “dau of James and Elizabeth Stanley”

Obviously, there is still some work to do here.  Did Kilkenny West records only begin c1797?  Was the family based elsewhere between 1788 and 1797?  (Not at St Werburgh’s, Dublin).  Are there any nearby parishes, perhaps closer to Low Park, that might be likely candidates?