Colonel James Grove White: Ballyheen Lineage

B.L.G. of I., 1904 (with a. few additions)

LINEAGE.—This family claims to be the senior branch of the ancient family of Nash, of Ballycullen, Co. Limerick, whose ancestor, William de Nash, received a grant of one burgage in Limerick, 2 King John (1210), with the castles of Kava Kettles, and his son received other extensive grants of land near Limerick, including Cullen (now Ballycullen). (See Lenihan's " History of Limerick.") Some of these lands are still in the possession of the family.

Patrick Nash (or Naish), of Kanturk, Co. Cork, m. about 1690, the daughter of Richard Purcell, of Cork. His son, John Nash, of Rockfield (or Ballyheen), Co. Cork, m., 1725, Mary, dau. of Jonas Barry, of Cork, and co-heir (with her sister, Eliza, who m., 16 Aug., 1733, Frank Yelverton, father of Barry, 1st Viscount Avonmore), and had issue:-

(A). John, of Ballymagooly, Co. Cork; witnessed a deed 26 June, 1772; m., 1st, Elizabeth, dau. and co-heir of William Nugent, of Clonlost, Co. Westmeath, by Ursula, his wife, dau. of Richard Aglionby, Registrar of Carlisle, and had issue:-

1. Mary Anne, m. by licence, 24 Sept., 1798, her cousin, James Nugent, of Dublin, and had issue.

2. Catherine, m. by licence, 20 Sept., 1790, Robert Courtenay, of Ballyedmond, Co. Cork, and d. 1799, having had issue. (See Smith-Barry, of Ballyedmond.)

3. Ellen, d. unm.

He m., 2ndly, by licence, 2 Sept., 1780, Mary, dau. of Samuel Carbery Egan, of Cork, and by her had a dau. :-

4. Amelia, m. Capt. Richard Griffin. From this marriage descends the Nash-Griffin family

He m., 3rdly, by licence, 2 Aug., 1794, Mary, dau. of Sir James Esmonde, 7th Bart., and widow of Matthew White, of Scarnagh, Co. Wexford. By her he had no issue. His will, dated 21 Sept., 1799, was proved 3 July, 1802.

(B). Thomas, of whom presently.

(C). Michael, of Carrigoon House, Co. Cork, m. by licence, 11 Aug., 1789, Marcella, dau. of William Devereux, of Deer Park, Co. Clare, and Margaret, his wife, dau. of Robert Atkins, of Fountainville, Co. Cork. His will, dated ro July, 1801, was proved 1804. By her (who m. 2ndly by licence, 5 Sept., 1806, Col. John Watling, 39th Regt.) Mr. Nash left issue:-

1. John Michael, d. unm., bur. 9 Oct., 1846. Will dated 21 Sept., 1845, proved 6 Feb., 1849.

2. Robert Atkins (Rev.), Rector of Hamerton, Co. Huntingdon, bapt. 29 Oct., 1795, d. unm. 1843. Will, dated 13 July, 1839, proved 8 Feb., 1844.

3. William, of Danville, Co. Cork, b. 1797, m. 28 Feb., 1824, Ellen (who d. 1868), only dau. of Florence Mahony, of Sunday's Weil, Killarney, Co. Kerry, and was bur. 16 March, 1871, having had issue:-

a. Michael, b. 6 Oct., 1826, d. 1835.

b. Florence, lieut. 6th Regt., b. 1827, d. unm., 3 May, 1870.

c. John, b. 1828, d. Feb., 1840.

d. William (Rev.), B.A., Camb., Rural Dean and Rector of Old Somerby, Grantham, b. 14 Jan., 1831, m. 21 Aug., 1862, Louisa Arthur, dau. of John Gregory, Governor of the Bahamas, and by her (who d. 9 June, 1892) had issue:-

(a.) William Devereux Gregory, B.A., New Coll., Oxford, b. 23 July, 1869.

(b.) Robert John Villeneuve, b. 9 Dec , 1870, d. 6 Sept., 1871.

(c.) Philip Arthur Manley, b. 20 Aug., 1875.

(a.) Kathleen Louisa.

(b.) Edith Henrietta, d. unm. 20 Oct., 1899.

(c.) Mabel Harriet, m. 9 June, 1892, George Harry le Maistre, P. W. Dept., India, eld. son of Rev. G. le Maistre, of Jersey, and has issue.

(d.) Winifred Ellen, m. 19 June, 1902, John Douglas Wynne Griffith, eldest son of William Douglas Wynne Griffith, D.L., of Garn, Co. Denbigh, and has issue. (See that family.)

e. Robert Atkins, b. 9 June, 1838, d. unm., lost at sea, 1860.

a. Ellen, m. 1858, Paul Lawless, of Boonbyjan, Queensland (who d. 1865), and had issue.

b. Catherine Margaret, d. unm. 1867.

(A). Catherine, b. 1746, m. by licence, 29 April, 1774, William Shearman, of Cork. He was bur. Jan., 1814. She was bur. 25 Jan., 1824.

The 2nd son, Thomas Nash, of Rockfield, Co Cork, m. by licence, 21 Jan., 1777, Barbara, dau. of Denis O'Callaghan, of Glynn, Co. Cork, by Mary, his wife, dau. of Robert O'Callaghan, of Clonmeen, Co. Cork, and widow of Henry Daunt, of Cork, and was bur. 14 Feb., 1827, having had issue:-

(A). John, of Rockfield, m. by licence, 14 Sept., 1809, Elizabeth, dau. of Christopher Crofts, of Velvetstown, Co. Cork. His will, dated 10 May, 1832, was proved 15 Dec, 1832. She was bur. 10 Jan., 1872. He was bur. 20 Aug., 1832, having had issue:-

a. Thomas John, bapt. 12 Jan., 1812, d. young.

b. John, bapt. 27 May, 1815, d. young.

c. Christopher Crofts, b. 1824, d. unm., bur. 12 July, 1873.

a. Maria, bapt. 6 Dec, 1812, d. young.

b. Barbara, bapt. 25 May, 1816, d. young.

c. Mary, bapt. 21 July, 1821, bur. Sept., 1831.

d. Eliza, m, Richard Sherlock, of Ballyrobbinmore, Co. Cork, and had issue. She died 20 July, 1873.

(B). Thomas, d. unm., bur. 15 Feb., 1832.

(C). Patrick, m. 7 Oct., 1819, Catherine, dau. of — Cummins. She was bur. 6 April, 1823. He d.s.p.j bur, 7 Nov., 1831.

(D). Denis O'Callaghan, b. 1797, d. unm., bur. 26 Dec, 1873.

(E). Michael, m. 15 Oct., 1826, his cousin Charity, dau. of — Shearman. He was bur. 7 May, 1858, having had issue—

a. Thomas, R.N., bapt. 11 Dec, 1827, d. unm.

b. William, R.N., bapt. 23 Sept., 1830, d. unm.

c. John, bapt. 19 Aug., 1832, d. young. .

a. Catherine, bapt. 1 Jan., 1829, d. young.

(F). James, of whom presently.

(A). Mary, m. 5 Feb. 1807, her cousin Robert Crofts, of Velvetstown, Co. Cork, who d. 21 May, 1818, leaving issue. She was bur. 17 May, 1864. (See Crofts of Velvetstown, B.L.G.)

(B) . Barbara, m. 8 Jan., 1814, William Sharpe, of Glenmount, Co. Cork. He was bur. 29 July, 1841. She d.s.p., bur. 14 April, 1833.

(C) . Eleanor, m. by licence, 9 Nov., 1808, her cousin, Denis O'Callaghan, of Cork, and had issue.

(D). Catherine, d. unm., bur. 3 Nov., 1865.

(E). Amelia, m. 6 June, 1829, George Kirkland Tivy, of Rossacon, Co. Cork. He was

buried 16 April, 1861. She was bur. 11 April, 1879, having had issue.

(F). Eliza, m. 1833, her brother-in-law, William Sharpe, of Glenmount (see above). She was bur. 4 Nov., 1850, having had issue.

The youngest son, James Nash, of Rockfield and Tullig, Co. Cork, m. 29 July, 1826, Anne, dau. of Christopher Cudmore, of Cork, and was bur. 23 Aug., 1849, having by her (who d. 21 May, 1878), had issue a son:-

Thomas James Nash, of Rockfield and Tullig, Co. Cork, and Scripplestown and Finnstown, Co. Dublin, b. 8 June, 1827, m. 8 July, 1856, Juliet Isabella, dau. of Richard Grainger, of Elswick Hall, Newcastle-on-Tyne, by Rachel, his wife, dau. of Joseph Arundel. He d. 8 Aug., 1887 (will dated 21 Oct,, 1882, proved 26 Nov., 1887), having had issue:-

(A). Thomas, b. 24 Oct., 1858, d. unm., bur. 15 April, 1880.

(B). Richard Grainger, now of Finnstown and Howth, Co. Dublin, J.P., b. 25 Jan., 1860.

(C). James, b. 26 June, 1863.

(D). Charles Arundel, b. 26 Nov., 1864.

(E). George Denis (Rev.), M.A., B.D., Trin. Coll., Dublin, Vicar of St. Jude's, Dublin, b. 11 May, 1866, m. 21 Sept., 1904, Lily, widow of J. D. Bradshaw, M.A., M.B. (Oxon.), of London.

(F). William Henry, b. 25 May, 1868.

(G). Edward, b. 24 Sept., 1869.

(A). Rachel Grainger, d. unm. 17 June, 1878.

(B). Anne Theodosia, m. George Napier Ferguson, J.P., M.A., Barrister-at-Law, and has issue. He d. 4 May, 1902.

ARMS—Arg. on a chevron engrailed gu. between three trefoils slipped vert as many doves of the field, each holding in its beak an olive branch ppr.

CREST—A boar passant paly of six arg. and gu.

MOTTO—Vi et virtute.

SEATS—Finnstown, Lucan, and Howth, both Co. Dublin.

A member of the Braithwaite family now owns Ballyheen. According to Guy, 1907, the farmers on Ballyheen Townlands are Messrs. Christopher C. Sherlock and John Barrett.


Colonel James Grove White

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