Colonel James Grove White: Castlecor Lineage


JOHN CHINNERY Esq. (eldest son of George Chinnery, Esq., who settled in co. Cork prior to the year 1642), was an Undertaker for the plantation of Munster, and obtained a grant of Castle Corr, in Co. Cork, by patent dated 16 Aug., 1666. He m. Katherine, dau. of Robert Terry, Esq., of Castle Terry, Co. Limerick, and had issue:

(a) GEORGE, his heir.

(b) Nicholas, of Creggan, Co. Limerick, and Dromsikane and Flintfield, Co. Cork, attainted by James II. 1689; m. (marr. arts, dated 5 March, 1697) Margaret, dau. of Cornelius O'Callaghan, Esq., of Clonmeen, Co. Cork, and had, with two daus. Ann (Mrs. O'Keeffe) and Katherine (Mrs. O'Grady), a son,

(1) Nicholas, of Flintfield, m. Barbara, dau. of Roger O'Callaghan, Esq., of Derrygallon, Co. Cork, and had an only dau. and heiress, Margaret, m. her kinsman, Sir Broderick Chinnery, 1st bart., of Flintfield.

(c) John, of Greggan, attainted by James II. 1689 .

(d) Richard, of Creggan, attainted by James II. 1689.

The elder son, GEORGE CHINNERY, Esq., of Castle Corr, b. at Ballindore, 1653 (will proved 1713, Cork and Ross wills); attainted by James II. 1689; m. Margaret, dau. of John Lysaght, Esq., of Mount North, Co. Cork, ancestor of the Lords Lisle, by whom he had issue(with three other sons),

John, s. to Castle Corr, which he sold to William Freeman, Esq., of Kilbarry d. Unm. (See Chinnery of Flintfield, B.L.G., 1886).


(From Burke's "Landed Gentry," 1846, with a few additions).

JOHN FEEEMAN, Esq., of Kilbarry, son of John Freeman, Esq., living in 1669, possessed of considerable property in the Co. Cork; m. Miss O'Callaghan, of Bantyre, of the ancient house of O'Callaghan of Clonmeen, and sister to Edward O'Callaghan, Esq., ancestor to the Lords Lismore. By this lady he had one son, his successor,

RICHARD FEEEMAN, Esq., of Kilbarry and Ballinguile, Co. Cork, who rebuilt Kilbrowney Church in 1707. He m. Judith, dau. of George Crofts, Esq., of Churchtown, and by her, who was living 7 Jan., 1739, had issue,

(a) WILLIAM, his heir.

(b) John, of Bailinguile, b. in 1678; m. Alicia, dau. of Henry Wrixon, gent, of Ballygiblin, and d. 21 Jan., 1741, having had issue,


(1) Richard, of Freemount, d.s.p. in the lifetime of his father.

(2) Henry, of Freemount, M.D., b. in 1711, whose only dau. Henrietta, d. unm.

(3) John, of Cahirmee House, Co. Cork, living in 1742, m. Eleanor, dau. of Roger Crofts, Esq., of Knockbarry, and had two daus., his co-heirs, Alicia m. to James Hewson, Esq., and Ellen, m. to John Milward, Esq.

(4) William, of Glannanore, Co. Cork, b. 1714; m. Eliza, dau. of Hodder Roberts, Esq., of Britfieldstown, and d. in 1760, leaving (with two daus., Alice, m. first, to Mr. Lane, of the Co. of Cork; and secondly, to the Rev. William Saunders; and Catherine, m. to --- Fenton, Esq.) one son, William, who m. Mrs. Nash, of the Co. of Limerick.

(5) Edward, d. unm.

(6) Robert, of Ballinguile, Co. Cork, m. twice. By his first wife, Elizabeth, who d. in 1742, he had a son, John, who d. unm., and a dau., Elizabeth, m. to the Rev. Richard Farmer. By his second wife, Mildred, dau. of John Sealey, Esq., of Maugh, and widow of Samuel Wrixon, Esq., of Woodpark, he had, with two daus., Ellen, wife of Col. Marlborough-Parsons Sterling, and Mildred, m. to James Glover, of Mount Corbett, Co. Cork, three sons—Sealey, who d. abroad unm.; William, of Ballymague, Co. Cork, who. m. Miss Barry, and left issue, and Richard.


(1) Anne, m. to Edmund Spenser, Esq., of Ballynasloe, Co. Cork, the last lineal descendant of the poet, and had an only child, Rosamund Spenser, m. to Captain Burne.

(2) Ellen, m. to Wills Crofts, Esq., of Churchtown (see that family.)

(3) Alicia, m. to George Brereton, Esq., and had issue.

(4) Mary, m. to Charles Keane, Esq.

Mr. Freeman d. in 1717, and was s. by his son,

WILLIAM FEEEMAN, Esq., of Kilbarry, b. in 1667, who purchased Castle Cor, Co. Cork, from the Chinnery family. He m. Christabella, dau. of Robert Carew, Esq., of Ballinamona, and dying in 1732, left, with three daus., Mary, m. first to Col. Perterson, and secondly, to Joseph Gabbet, Esq., of Caherline; Caherine, m. 1724, to William Philpot, Esq., of Dromagh Castle; and Christabella m. to Joseph Collins, Esq., of Fermoyle, a son and successor,

WILLIAM FEEEMAN, Esq., of Castle Cor, who m. Jane, third dau. of Sir Matthew Deane, Bart., by Jane, his wife, only dau. and heiress of the Rev. William Sharpe, and had (with a son and successor, MATTHEW FEEEMAN, Esq., of Castle Cor, who d.s.p.) an only dau,

JANE FEEEMAN, the second wife of Col. Deane, of Terenure and Cromlin. They had an only son.

EDWARD DEANE-FEEEMAN, Esq., of Castle Cor, b. 9 Jany., 1760, who had formerly, upon the demise of his maternal uncle, Matthew Freeman, Esq., inherited the large estates of the Freeman family in the Counties Cork, Kerry, Limerick, and Tipperary, and had assumed by sign manual the additional surname and arms of Freeman. Mr. Deane-Freeman, who thus became the prossessor of the united estates of Deane and Freeman, early showed a predilection for the residence of his maternal ancestors. He was a person of distinguishde talent, fascinating manners, and estimable worth. His early education was superintended by the Very Rev. Deane Berkeley, and at Christ Church, Oxford, to which he was admitted a Gentleman Commoner in 1777. He gave promise of a splendid career in public life. Having, however, formed an early attachment to Miss Plummer, a lady of great beauty, he married her when he attained his full age in 1781, and relinquished the pursuits and objects of ambition, devoted himself to domestic life, to the enjoyment of literature and fulfilling the duties of a landlord, a magistrate, Grand Juror and resident gentleman. He was frequently solicited by the leading and influential freeholders of Cork to stand for the representation of that county in Parliament, but he steadily resisted the opportunities which his father's borough or his own popularity and fortune presented. In 1797, he filled the office of High Sheriff for Co. Cork, and was generally, when he attended, foreman of the Grand Jury. Mary Plummer, his wife, was dau. of Richard Plummer, Esq., of Mount Plummer, Co. Limerick, and Ellen, only dau. of Thomas Bruce Brudenell, Esq. (the Brudenell family came from England with Lord Courteney, and settled upon his estate in Co. Limerick. It derived from the noble house of Cardigan, and was connected with the Earls of Ailesbury), and by her had issue,


(a) MATTHEW, who d. under age 6 April, 1802.

(b) JOSEPH, his heir.

(c) Richard, in Holy Orders, rector of Ardnegihy, Co. Cork, m. Ellen, only dau. To the Rev. Rowland Davies, and had issue,


1. Mathew, d. unm.

2. Edward, d. unm.

3. Rowland, d. unm.

4. Joseph, Ensign, North Cork Rifles, d. unm.

5. Henry Boyle, Mate, Royal Navy, d. unm.

6. Richard, m. firstly, Rebecca Rush; secondly, Julia Tisdall, of Sunnyside, Clontarf. By his first wife he had issue,


(a) Richard, d. unm.

(b) Edward, Dublin Imperial Yeomanry, killed in action at Rooikopji, South Africa, 1901.


(a) Ellen, d. unm.

(b) Mary Jane m. first Thomas Archibald Leech, Esq. He d. 8 July, 1897, leaving issue. (See Leech, late of Cloonconra, B.L.G.) She m. secondly.

(c) Annie Frances, m. 14 March, 1906, at Monkstown, Frederic Fitz John Maconchy, of Kilvare, Templeogue.

(d) Rebecca Maria, d. at Clontarf 29 Nov., 1906.

(e) Ethel.

(f) Adelaide, m. first, W. Gelston, Esq.; secondly. 22nd Feb., 1906, Ernest Harry Wainwright, M.A., Head Master of Amersham Grammar School, England.

(g) Flora, m. Capt. I. A. E. Thompson. 59th Regt.

(h) Bertha.

Richard Deane-Freeman, of Sunnyside, Clontarf, d. 1903, and this Branch then became extinct in the male line.


1. Elizabeth, d. unm.

2. Mary Jane, d. unm.

3. Ellen, m. Major William Hamilton Thompson, 59th Regt., and of Drumholm, Ballintra, Co. Donegal, and by him, who d. 1873, had issue,


(a) William Deane-Freeman, b. 1857. late Major (2nd in Command) 5th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Donegal Militia), of Drumholm, Ballintra, Co. Donegal, J.P. He m. 1895, Margaret Victoria, only surviving dau. Of the Rev. John Hamilton, M.A., of Coxtown, Ballintra, Co. Donegal, and has issue,


(a) John Rowland Collum Deane-Freeman, b. 1899.


(a) Ellen Victoria Deane-Freeman, d. 1897, aged 6 months.

(b) Elmina Florinda Deane-Freeman, b. 1903.

(b) Richard H., an Officer R. Indian Marine.

(c) John A. R. Capt. late 6th and 59th Regts., m. 1902, Flora Deane-Freeman, 7th dau. of late Richard Deane-Freeman, Esq., of Sunnyside, Clontarf.

(d) Hamilton M. M., Lieut. R. Inniskilling Fusiliers, d. 1892 at Malta, returning from India.

4. Frances, m. Major H. C. Godley, 28th Regt.

5. Elmina Louisa, m. Major Sharpies, 39th Regt.

(d) Edward.

(e) William, barrister-at-law, and Chairman Co. Galway.

(f) John, m. 9. August, 1838, Anne, dau. of the late Rev. J . C. Green, of North Grimston, Co. York.


(a) Jane, m. to the Rev. Sackville Robert Hamilton, rector of Mallow, second son to the Right Hon. Sackville Hamilton (grandson to Lord Boyne) by Arabella, his wife, dau. of the celebrated Bishop Berkeley.

(b) Ellen, d. unm.

(c) Mary, m. Major Thomas Poole, 39th Regt.

Mr. Deane-Freeman, in the Spring Assizes of 1812, was visited with a paralytic stroke, while performing his duties as foreman of the County of Cork Grand Jury, and at that time was addressed by the members of that body in terms of the most flattering respect. Thenceforward his illness removed him from the discharge of any active office, though he survived the attack for several years. He d. 28 March, 1826, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

JOSEPH DEANE-FREEMAN, Esq., of Castle Cor, J.P., D.L., High Sheriff Co. Cork 1811; B.A. Trin. Coll., Dublin, 1803; b. 28 Oct., 1783; m. 24 August, 1811, Elizabeth, only dau. of Robert McCarthy, of Carrignavar, Co. Cork. Mr. Deane-Freeman, who was an

Esquire to the Earl of Shannon at his Installation as Knight of St. Patrick in 1809, d. 24 January, 1840, having had issue seven sons and five daughters, viz:—


(a). EDWARD, his heir.

(b). Robert, of Loughlea, near Buttevant, m. 8 Sept., 1842, Henrietta, dau. of Thomas Tolor Rowley, Esq., of Maperath, Kells, Co. Meath (who d. 8 Sept., 1876). He d. 3 April, 1878, leaving issue,


1. Robert, b. 27 May, 1843. Went to New Zealand.

2. Joseph, b. 29 March, 1850. Went to New Zealand.

3. Thomas Frederick, of Vancouver, British Columbia, b. 15 January, 1856; m. about 1886, Maude, dau. of Major Street, Winnipeg, Canada (relative of the celebrated architect George Street, Esq., who was buried in Westminster Abbey). She died 1902. Has issue,


(a) Robert Stanley, b. 5 Jan., 1887.

(b) Walter Kenneth, b. 23 Mar., 1891.

(c) (Eric) Frederick George, b. 20 Mar., 1893.

(d) Claude Francis, b. 5 Oct., 1895.

(e) Henry Villiers, b. 21 July, 1898.

(f) Herbert, b. 4 July, 1902.


(a) Kathleen, b. 14 Dec, 1887.


1. Bessie, b. 19 March, 1845, m. 8 January. 1863, William Bleazby, Esq., of Ballinacurra, Kinsale, Co. Cork, and has issue,


(a) William, b. 28 Sept., 1866. A Doctor at Kinsale.

(b) Robert, b. 22 July, 1870, C.E. Went to Perth, Western Australia, in 1895. He m. 30th April, 1901, Etta Georgina, dau. of Edmund Stokes, of Coolgardie, and granddaughter of General Sir John Stokes, R.E. (Surrey).

(c) Frederic, b. 15 April, 1874. Capt. 3rd Royal Munster Fusiliers. Served in the Boer War. Got an appointment in the Tati Concessions, Francistown, Matabeleland in 1901. He m. 8 July, 1903, May Nettelton, dau. Of Capt. T. Nettleton, of Windsarton, S. Africa.

(d) Henry, b. 21 July, 1876; d. 7 Feb., 1880.


(a) Bessie, b. 16 Feb., 1864; d. 3 April, 1868.

(b) Henrietta

(c) Anna Georgina Rowley, m. 12 January, 1905, Rev. John N. Whitley, Rector

of Templetrine, Co. Cork.

(d) Ethel.

(e) Emily.

(c). Joseph, of Cloheen, near Buttevant, Co. Cork, Lieut.-Colonel 5th Middlesex Militia (Royal Elthorne Light Infantry). He m. Sidney, dau. of John O'Dwyer, Esq., Taxing Master, Court of Chancery, Dublin. He d. 1879, leaving


1. John Joseph, b. 1869.

2. Edward Theopholus.


1. Gertrude .

(d). Mathew, Lieut. 80th Regt.; d. off the Cape of Good Hope, 13 August, 1846, from the effects of a wound received in action at Ferozebad, 21 Dec, 1845, aged 23, unm.

(e). Justin, of Kilnaborris, Co. Galway; m. May, 1853, Maria Marten, youngest dau. Of the Rev. Freeman Wills Crofts, of Churchtown House, Co. Cork, and sister of Freeman Wills Crofts, Esq., of Cloheen House, near Buttevant, Co. Cork,, and had issue,

1. Joseph, of Millarville, Calgary, N.W.T., Canada, m. 9 April, 1875, Elizabeth Anne. eldest dau. of Simon Bagge, Esq., of Ardmore, J.P., High Sheriff Co. Waterford, and widow of Robert A. Foley, Esq., and has issue,


(a) Justin, b. 21 Nov., 1881, at Collon, Co. Louth, Ireland; m. 14 Nov., 1904, Gertrude, dau. of Rev. James Taylor, Preston, England, killed at polo near San. Diego, California, U.S.A., 1910, having had issue, Justin Victor, b. 27 August, 1905, at Calgary, Alta, N.W.T, Canada, and another child.

(b) Wm. Edward, b. 16 July, 1887, at Millarville Alta, N.W.T., Canada.

(c) Brudenell Nutson, b. 21 June, 1900, at Millarville Alta, N. W.T., Canada.


(a) Maria Arabella, b. 12 Jan., 1876, at St. Kilda, Melbourne; m. 1 Jan., 1896, Chas. Linzee Douglas, third son of James Heger. Douglas, of Market Harborough, England, and has issue,


(1) Charles Deane Heger, b. 21 Oct., 1896, a t Millarville, N.W.T., Canada.


(1) Mysie Gertrude, b. 31 May, 1898, at Millarville, N.W.T., Canada.

(2) Mabel Elizabeth, b. 18 Feb., 1906, at Calgary, N.W.T., Canada.

(b) Alice Maud, b. 5 July, 1879, at Termonfecken, Co. Louth, Ireland; m. 28 June, 1899, Norman Trevor Willans, second son of Thos. B. Willans, of London, and has issue,


(1) Norman William Trevor, b. 1 June, 1900, at Calgary Alta, N.W.T., Canada.


(1) Maud Dorothy Deane, b. 24 Nov., 1902, at Millarville, Alta, N.W.T., Canada.

(c) Ruth Nest, b. 18 Jan., 1883, at Collon, Co. Louth, Ireland.

(d) Leonora Gertrude, b. 7 Dec, 1885, a t Collon, Co. Louth.

2. William, Surgeon-Lieut. A.M.D.; d. unm. at Barbadoes of yellow fever, 1881.

3. Brudenell, Major Lancashire Fusiliers, b. 16 January, 1858; m. 11 Sept., 1888, Birdie, eldest dau. of A. A. Arnold, Esq., Cathedral Precincts, Rochester (niece to Sir Edwin Arnold). He d. of enteric fever at Chatham about 1900, leaving issue (a) Edward, (b) William.

(f). Richard, Royal Navy, d. unm. on board H.M.S. " Iris" 13 June, 1843, aged 18.

(g). William, d.s.p.


(a). Jane, m. 31 May, 1836, Major Hewitt Poole, of Mayfield, Co. Cork (near Bandon), and d. Feb., 1841, leaving issue. (See Poole of Mayfield, B.L.G., 1904).

(b). Mary, d. unm.

(c). Isabella, m. 23 March, 1842, her cousin, Colonel Henry Hamilton, C.B., 78th Highlanders, afterwards Lieut.-General Commanding Cork District 1877—81, son of the Rev. Sackville Robert Hamilton, and by him, who d. 25 August, 1891, had issue, viz:—


1. Henry Claude, m. 9 March, 1880, Henrietta, dau. of James Wise, Esq., by Elizabeth, his wife, dau. of John Deane, Esq., of Berkeley Forest, Co. Wexford.


1. Caroline Isabella, m. 19 Oct., 1893, Rev. Morgan John Rice, and d. 1895

2. Mary Charlotte, m. first, Arthur Mainwaring, Esq., I.CS.; secondly. Colonel Bernard, B.A.

3. Arabella, m. Colonel Robert Ellis, late 75th Foot, Rashe House, Omagh, Co. Tyrone. She d. 8 May. 1876.

(d). Elizabeth, d. unm.

(e). Ellen, m. 24 December, 1851, Freeman Crofts, Esq., of Cloheen House, near Buttevant, Co. Cork, J.P., Barrister-at-law, and had issue,


1. Freeman Wills, Surgeon-Lieut. A.M.D., m. Cecilia Wise, dau. of James Laurence Wise, Esq. (see Cotter, Bart., of Rockforest), by his wife, Elizabeth, dau. Of John Deane, Esq., Berkley Forest, Co. Wexford. He d. in British Honduras, 1879, of yellow fever shortly after his marriage, leaving issue, Freeman Wills Crofts, Esq., C.E., of Portrush and Northern Counties Railway, Ireland. She m. secondly, Ven. Archdeacon Harding.


1. Elizabeth MacCartie, m. Rev. Freeman Wills Crofts Gason, Rector of Maynooth. She d. 13 Dec., 1890, leaving issue—(a) Freeman Wills Crofts; (a) Eileen Elizabeth, d. 19th Sept., 1910; (b) Muriel Mary. He m. secondly, Deborah, third dau. of Dr. Chas. Qaulfield Tuekey, of Kew.

2. Mary Gorman.

The eldest son, EDWARD DEANE-FREEMAN, Esq.; of Castle Cor, b. 1818, Cornet 3rd Dragoon Guards, J.P., D.L.; High Sheriff 1846; m. 28 Oct., 1841, Charlotte Flora Jemima, dau. of John Lee Allen, Esq., of Errol Park, Co. Perth, and had issue,


(a). JOSEPH EDWARD DEANE-FREEMAN, b. 29 Aug., 1842 m. Hannah, dau. of J.

Watters, Esq., of Australia. He settled in Australia, and had issue


1. Frank.


1. Claudia

(b) or (c). Francis Lee, b. 26 April, 1856; killed by a fall from a tree in 1874.


(a). Barbara Elizabeth Anne, bap. 1844; m. John Murray Walker, Esq., d. June, 1905.

(b). Edith Maude, bap. 1846; m. Le Capitaine Charles Pottier, Chevalier Legion d'Honeur, son of Admiral Pottier, French Navy. They have two daus., one lately married.

Arms—Quarterly: 1st and 4th, three lozenges, arg.: 2nd and 3rd, arg., on a chev. gu,

between three martlets, as many crosses of the field.

Crests—First, a demi-lion, rampant, holding a lozenge in his paws, for Freeman;

second, a tortoise displayed, for Deane.

Mottoes—For Freeman, Liber at Audax; for Deane, Ferendo non Feriendo.


(B.L.G., 1904, Ireland), with additions.

Lineage—RICHARD BARRY, 11th Hussars, m. Eliza, dau. of Darby O'Grady, of Rockbarton,

Co. Limerick (and sister of Standish, first Viscount Guillamore), and had

issue Frances, m. July, 1833, as his second wife, Dudley Persse, of Roxborough, Co.

Galway, D.L., and had issue (see Persse of Roxborough, B.L.G.) a son and heir,

WILLIAM NORTON BARRY, of Castle Cor, J.P., Major 8th Hussars (purchased the

estate of Castle Cor from the family of Deane-Freeman); b. 1820; m. first, 1845,

Arabella, dau. of Col. Persse, by whom he had a dau. Elizabeth, m. Oct., 1868,

John Short, of Bickham, Go. Devon. He m. secondly, 19 January, 1856, Elizabeth,

dau. of Sir William Wrixon-Becher, first Bart., of Ballygiblin, and d. 1871; leaving

by her (who d. 1906, aged 84) (with a dau. Frances Norton, b. 21 Dec, 1861, d. 1862) a

son and heir,

WILLIAM NORTON BARRY, of Castle Cor, J.P., b. 20 June, 1859; m. 1st, Feb., 1881,

Constance Marianne, third dau. of Frederick John Walker, of The Priory, Bathwick.

She d. 1898. He m. secondly, 1 June, 1899, Adelaide Maude, 5th dau. of Sir John

Wrixon Becher, third Bart.

Mr. WILLIAM NORTON BARRY, was Master of the " Duhallows"' from 1886 to 1893,

and was joint Master with Mr. Lorraine Boll from 1909 to 1911. On Mr. L. Bell resigning

in 1911, he became joint Master with Mr. Richard Grove Annesley, of Annesgrove, Castletownroche.


Colonel James Grove White

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