of Cahir Guillamore, co. Limerick, and
Baron O'Grady, of Rockbarton
The family of O'Grady claims a common descent with that of
O'Brien, from the ancient monarchs of Ireland. In the interval between 1276 and 1310, the
chieftainship of the clan was vested in
DONALD O'GRADY, who fell in battle 1309, leaving issue
HUGH O'GRADY, who acquired by marriage with the dau. and
heir of O'Kerwick, Chief of Anlan Cliah, the lands of Kilballyowen 1309, which have since
remained the principle residence of his descendants. His son and heir
WILLIAM O'GRADY, of Kilballyowen, m. Elizabeth Fitzgerald,
dau of the Knight of Glin, and was the father of
DANIEL O'GRADY, of Kilballyowen, m. a dau. of O'Hine, Lord
of Cahinelly Castle, and had issue
GILLYDUFF O'GRADY, m. Eleanor, dau. of William Vernon of
Kilmallock, co. Limerick, and had issue
MATHEW O'GRADY, of Kilballyowen, m. Alicia. dau. of Thomas
Fitzgibbon, the White Knight, and had issue
DONOGH O'GRADY, of Kilballyowen, by an extant dees dated
1612 made a settlement of his estates on his three sons. m. Margaret dau. of Sir Thomas
Browne, Knt. of Camas, co. Limerick, and had issue
- DARBY, of whom presently
DARBY O'GRADY, of Kilballyowen, co. Limerick, eldest son
of Donogh O'Grady ; m. in 1633, Faith, dau. and co-heir of Sir Thomas Standish, Knt. of
Sandon-Chapel, co. Surrey, and Bruff, co. Limerick; and left issue
The eldest son,
THOMAS O'GRADY, of Kilballyowen, m 1st Frances, dau. of John
Anketell, of Farriby, Esq.,by his wife Lady Lucy Touchet, eldest dau. of 2nd Earl of Castlehaven, and had issue,
- JOHN, of whom presently
- Thomas, from whom it is believed descended O'GRADY of Rahan and
Thomas O'Grady married 2ndly 1680, Mrs Ellice Everard, dau. of
John Walsh, of co. Tipperary.
The eldest son,
JOHN O'GRADY, of Kilballyowen,
- m. 1st.1698, Catherine, dau. of Thady Quin, Esq. of Adare Manor; and his only son by this
- m. 2nd., Honora, dau. of Major-Gen. Patrick Alen, of St.
Wolstan's, co. Kildare, and had issue,
- STANDISH O'GRADY, of whom presently.
- James, m. Honora Scanlan, and was ancestor of O'GRADY of Ballingarry
- Patrick d.unm
- Lucy, m. Mathew O'Hea, of Kilkeran, co. Cork.
- Mary, m. William Haly, of Ballyhaly, co. Cork, and had
- Honora m. John Croker, as per Freeman's Journal 13 Jan 1793 -
Captain John Croker, to miss Honora Grady second daughter of John GRADY of Cahir
in the co Limerick. 25 Mar 1795 -Major John Croker of Limerick has received a beating
order for raising a corps of which he is to be a Lieutenant Colonel Commandan
30 Nov 1798 - War Office Dublin Castle Nov 24,
1798 His excellence the Lord Lt has been pleased to appoint the undermentioned gentlemen
to be Majors of Brigade to the Yeomanry forces in several counties as herein after stated
from 1st inst inclusive - Kerry
His eldest son by this marriage,
STANDISH O'GRADY, of Cahir Guillamore, Esq., acquired that
seat by marriage with Honora, dau. and co-heir of Jeremiah Hayes, Esq. see will below, by whom he had issue, JOHN, of Cahir
Guillamore, d.s.p.m. ; and DARBY. The latter,
DARBY O'GRADY, Esq. of Mount Prospect co. Limerick,
high-sherriff in 1785, m. 1763, Mary, dau. of James Smyth, Esq., and d. in 1804, at Newtown Pery, aged 66 (Freeman's Journal - 5th Apr 1804), leaving, with several daus. Other notes: Mary d. 13 Jan 1809 at Georges
St, aged 63 and buried at the family vault at Knockany. Parents of,
- STANDISH, created VISCOUNT GUILLAMORE.
- James, m. 1794, Mary dau. and heir of David Nash Esq., and d. 11
July 1836 leaving issue.
Tom's Note: I'm not sure about this following lineage- Hugh A.
O'Grady's book about his father, Standish James O'Grady,
The Man and The Writer, is contradictory. He says that Standish James's
grandfather was James but also said that Standish's father, Thomas was "brother of
the General (Standish) and the Admiral (Hayes)". But according to Burkes, this Thomas
was married to Helen Dring. Clive (Tom) O'Grady and Linden O'Grady believe they way I've
presented this is correct.
- Thomas , rector of Casletown Berehaven , m. Susan Doe, one of the planter family, which
had intermarried with the great Clan Carty, and from which was inherited the property of
Three Castles Head. Parents of eleven children, including,
- Standish James O'Grady, b. 18 Sep 1846 , d 1928
Isle of Wight, the writer also known as James Standish, m Margaret. b 1850, Daughter of
the Rev. William Alan Fisher, rector of the neighbouring parish of Kilmore, which
comprised Three Castles Head and Crookhaven. (They met when she was nine).
- Eldest Son, vicar in Northamptonshire
- Hugh Art, who had a daughter and
- Standish de Courcey father of Clive (nicknamed Tom) R.G. O'Grady.
- Standish Conn, engineer and then a professor. unm.
- Carew, of Carrigmanus house, Goleen near Skibbareen was made a JP in 1875, he had issue;
- Tom , grandfather of Linden Carew O'Grady, Linden's grandfather talked of being babysat
by Standish James and William B Yeats.
- James, whose son Brian died in New Zealand
- Goodwin, died in Canada
- Susan, stayed at Skibbereen
- William Waller, Rev. b. 7 Apr 1844? m. Mathilda Kate, daughter of John Christopher
Delmege, Castle Park, Limerick. . William was an Anglican (Church of Ireland),
ordained in 1869, Curate of the Priomo-league, 1869-70, Incumbent 1870-79. Rector of
Kilmoconogue parish on Bantry Bay from 1879. Canon of Cork from 1886. Treasurer of Finn
Barre's Cathedral, Cork and Rural Dean of Glen Salny West. They had two daughters and one
daughter Eilleen married a Massey. Tom's note: Linden has a tea set given to him in
- Esther Julia - missionary
- Son, went to Africa.
- Thomas (see note on James above), m. Helen, dau of R. Dring,
Esq., and had issue ( as supplied by Marion Lindsay)
- Robert Dring O'Grady, b 1815, County Clare, m Eliza Hobson, b 18 Mar
1832, Waterford, daug of Richard Jones Hobson and Emma Greene , and had issue,
- Thomas Robert, b. 17 Nov 1852, Lismore ,Waterford, d 30 Aug 193. mar Vilette Flintoff, b
21 Jan 1869, Sydney, Australia, d. 30 Jun 1949. (GGrandparents of Marion Lindsay)
- Richard, b. 19 Feb, d. 15 Mar 1854.
- Standish Thomas, b. 5 Jul 1855, mar Belle H.
- Richard James, b. 21 Feb , d 22 Apr 1857.
- Emma Josephine, b. 27 May 1858, mar Thomas Beresford Phepoe, who d. 14 Jun 1876
- Robert Dring, b. 19 Aug 1860, d. 7 May 1901, mar Lucy Harrison Cooper, who d.10 Mar 1886
- Hubert Charles, b. 28 May 1862, unm.
- Eleanor ? - Toms Note, marriage from the Limerick Chronicle 18th
Sep 1833 : In Cove church, by the Rev Joseph Jervois,
Christopher Musgrave Usher, Esq of Camphire, co Waterford, to Eleanor, eldest daughter of
the late Thomas O'Grady Esq Surveyor General and niece to Lord Guillamore. Not sure if
this is the right Thomas!!
- Hayes, admiral, R.N.; m. Susan, dau. and
co-heir of James Finucane, Esq., and d. 10 July, 1864, leaving issue. His widow d. 24 May,
1882, aged 77. Parents of,
- Standish Hayes O'Grady (1832 -1915), Antiquarian. b. Castleconnel, Co Limerick.; ed
Rugby and Trinity College Dublin. Although qualified as a civil engineer, he worked under
the guidance of Eugene O'Curry and John O'Donovan copying old Irish manuscripts. After
working for some years in the USA as an engineer, he returned to Ireland and began work on A
Catalogue of Irish MSS. in the British Museum upon which O'Curry had worked and which
was completed by Robin Fowler and published in 1926. His major work was Silva Gadelica
( 2 vols 1892), tales from the ancient Irish manuscripts.
Note from houses of Clare: Errina (also Errenagh, Erina) Clonlara
Standish Hayes O'Grady was born here in 1832. Tom's Note: this is
at odds with Castlconnel above (I can't remember the source for that)
- Jane O'Grady m1858 to Andrew Crum-Ewing son of Humphry Crum, later
Crum-Ewing of Strathleven (b 16.07.1802) and wife (m.1825) Helen Dick (d
27.08.1883, dau of Rev. John Dick). Uncle Walter's daughter Margaret Crum
married William Thomson, otherwise known as Lord Kelvin, the famous
physicist. See link below
- Darby, m. 1813, Ellen, dau. of Baron George of the Irish Court of
Exchequer, and d28 May, leaving issue,
- Standish-Darby,c 24 Nov 1813, J.P., m. Selina-Mildred, dau. of
Rev. E. Groome, and d. 1886, leaving with other issue,
- Selina-Helena, now of Agnamarte Castle, co. Cork.
- Carew Smyth, c 6 Dec 1818, d.s.p. (see Note 1 )
- Edward, assistant barrister at Waterford m.1800, Mary, dau. of
William Stamer, Esq. of Carnelly, and had,
- Edward Stamer.
Note from Houses of Clare: Lismoyle House (also Friesian Acres)
This was at one time the O'Grady's shooting lodge, which they both used
themselves and leased. Previously the O'Donoghues had lived there, as a
delightful scroll in the gable of the barn recalls: T O'Donoghue, 1841.
In 1855 Patrick O'Donoghue was in possesion of the eighty-three acre
farmstead. Edward Stamer O'Grady whose mother, Mary, was a daughter of
William Stamer of Carnelly, died in 1855. His son Edward, and his
grandson of the same name, owned the property in the early 20th century.
The formar Edward was the eldest son of Edward S. O'Grady of Clenagh,
who had married Minnie, the eldest daughter of John Bishop of Kinsale in
- Julia m. 1st, in1840, Wellington-A. Rose, Esq.; and 2ndly, 1856,
to Edward Fitzgerald, Bart.
- Harriot, m. Francis Swayne Evans of Mallow. Information from the
Limerick General Advertiser 17 Mar 1812 : Yesterday
morning, in George' church Francis Swayne Evans Esq of Mallow to Miss Harriot O'Grady
daughter of the late Derby O'Grady of Mount Prospect in this Co and sister to the Rt Hon
Lord Chief Baron.
- Eldest Daughter ? from the Limerick general Advertiser 3 Jan 1809 -
"This morning by the Rev Gustav BAKER at Meelick Church John Evans Esq of Mallow to
the amiable Mrs Smyth relict of John Smyth Esq of Dublin & eldest daughter of the late
Derby O'Grady of Mt Prospet in this county Esq "
The eldest son,
- I. STANDISH O'GRADY,
for many years Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer in Ireland, was created VISCOUNT
GUILLAMORE., by patent, dated 28 Jan 1831. His lordship, b. in 1766, m. Katherine, 2nd
dau. John-Thomas Waller, Esq. of Castletown, co. Limerick, and by her (who d. 1853) had,
- 1. STANDISH, 2nd viscount.
- 2. Waller, barrister at law, Q.C., m. 26 June 1823, Grace-
Elizabeth, eldest dau. of Hugh, 3rd Lord Massy, and d. 9 June, 1849, having by her ( who
d. 27 Sept 1841) had issue,
- 1. Standish, b. Abt. 1824 d. in 1844
- 2. Hugh-Massy, m. 6 Aug.1857, Zillah-Selina-Marina, eldest dau. of
Wm.-Henry Hutchinson, Esq. of Rockbarton, co. Tipperary, and dying 9 Dec 1859, Castlegarde, Limerick left by her (who
m. 2ndly, 1862, William Bredin, Esq., and d. 2 Aug.1878) two sons,
- Walter-Massy-O'Grady, of Castle Garde, co. Limerick, b.14
- HUGH HAMON MASSY, 7th viscount
- 3. James-Waller, late lieut. R.N. of Rathfredagh, Newcastle West ,
co. Limerick, J.P.; m. 21 Jan.1863 Ada
Bruce, sister of
Sir W.-C. Bruce, Bart., and has ,
- RICHARD O'GRADY, 8th viscountb. 9 Apr? 1867
- Standish-Bruce, late capt., 5th batt. Royal Munster fusiliers,
- Ada-Katherine, b. 23 Jan 1872
- 4. John-William-Waller,lieut. R.N., d. 3 July 1863
- 1. Everina, d.1879
- 2. Katherine Grace, m.16 Jan 1847, to Sir Thomas-Fraser Grove,
Bart., and d. 8 June, 1879.
- 3. Charlotte-Isabella, m. 21 Aug 1850, to Sir W.-Cunningham Bruce,
Bart., and d.16 Oct. 1873. This is the Bruce line
- 4. Grace, m. 11 March, 1863, to James Young Esq., of Harristown,
co. Roscommon, who was shot in 1877.
- 5. Juliana-Rosa
- 6. Maria-Victoria, m. 14 Dec.1880, rev. William Waugh, incumbent
of Kildysart, co. Clare.
- Waller m. 2nd 30 Dec 1842, Ellen McCarthy, his servant , b. 1809 Gortvalla, Limerick, who died 1882. he had two children by Ellen whilst his first wife was still alive. and other issue after marriage, ( Info from Mary Minihane a descendent of their son John
- Ellen, b abt. 1835, d. 16 Jan 1917, Lackamore, Limerick.
- John, b abt 1836, d 4 Mar 1906, Lackamore (ancestor of Mary Minihane). John m. 19 Jan 1857, Bridget Walsh. Their daughter Mary married Edmund Ryan, the ancestors of Tom Ryan
- William James, b. 12 Feb 1843, Cappamore, Limerick, d. 22 Feb 1920, Melbourne, Australia. His gravestone states he was the youngest grandson of Standish O'Grady. William m. 23 Nov 1878, Margaret Ready and had 4 children, including a son William who died at the Somme in 1916.
- 3. James, in holy orders. d. unm. 7 May, 1829.
- 4. William, in holy orders, Archdeacon of Kilmacduagh, m. 7
Feb.1837, Isabella-Sabina, 4th dau. of Henry Hewitt Esq., by whom (who d.1854) he had no
issue; he d. 3 July, 1859.
- 5. Richard, chief examiner of the Exchequer in Ireland, d 18
- 6. John, comm. R.N., d. 21 Dec.1867.
- 7. THOMAS, major 74th regt., m. 23
Jan.1856, Maria de la Soledad-Isabel-Sofia, only dau of Frances-Lewes Ball, Esq.,
secretary of legation at Buenos Ayres, and d. 22 Jan.1882. She d. 28 Feb.1889.
They were buried at West
Thomas had an illegitimate son Thomas O'Grady , b. abt. 1839, Stirling, Scotland to Mary Taylor, b 1821 Deptford, England. Mary's step-father Alexander Balfour was a groom at Stirling Castle, the home depot of the Hon Thomas O'Grady's regiment. (This Thomas is my ancestor who later changed his surname to Geddes)
- 1. Maria, b. 1794, m.13 Dec 1814, to Lord John Prendergast
Vereker, 3rd Viscount Gort, son of Charles Prendergast Vereker, 2nd Viscount Gort and
Jane Westropp; and d. 4th Apr1854. She had issue
- Standish Prendergast Vereker, 4th Viscount Gort
- John Prendergast
- Henry Prendergast Vereker, b 1824, d 22 Mar 1904, mar Louisa Elizabeth Mary Gosset, had
- Alinore Vereker, left 300 pounds in the will of Maria de
la Soledad-Isabel-Sofia Ball O'Grady
- Richard Prendergast Vereker, KRRC
- Adolphus Prendergast Vereker
- Maria Corinna Prendergast m. Chritian Monteith Hamilton, b 12 Apr
- Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton, born 16 Jan 1853 at
Corfu. General in charge of Gallipoli landings in WW1.
- 2. Katherine,m. in 1826, to Dudley Persse, Esq. (who d.7
Sept.1878), of Roxborough,co. Galway; and d.11 Dec. 1829.
Persse of Roxborough co. Galway (eldest son of Robert Persse of
Roxborough, by Maria his wife, dau of Samuel Wade of Fairfield,
co. Galway); J.P. and D.L. for co. Galway, High Sheriff 1835; died at
Roxborough, aged 76, on Saturday, 7 September bur. at Killinane 10
September 1878. Memorial Tablet. Will proved in the Principal Registry,
Dublin, 5 October 1878, by Frances Persse (ms. Barry 2nd wife), relict,
the sole Executrix.
- 3. Isabella, d. unm. 15 Nov. 1884.
- 4. Henrietta, m.1838, John Pratt de Montmorency, Esq. of Castle
Morres, co. Kilkenny, and d.9 Feb.1891. He d.6 May 1868.
- 5. Julia, m.28 Sept.1845, to Major William Hawkins
Ball, who d.
Note for House of Clare: Fort Fergus (or Mount Fergus) Ballinacally
By 1837, the house was lived in by Daniel O'Grady Esq. This circa
600 acre estate (which included a number of islands) which was part of a
larger three thousand and twenty-six acres is recorded as being owned by
Major William Hawkins Ball in 1878. His wife Julia, whom he married in
1845 was the youngest daughter of Standish, 1st Viscount Guillamore
(O'Grady). His heir presumptive was his nephew Richard Hawkins
Beauchamp, J.P. The house was burned down in the 1920's; the estate was
then divided and three hindred acres were purchased by Mr Michael Garry
Clare Library site; Fort FergusThis was the
home of the Ball family who evicted two hundred families from the
townland of Inisdia during the nineteenth century. The evicted families
moved inland and lived in overcrowded conditions in areas like
Cappanagerra and Lavalla. Fort Fergus house was burned down during the
His lordship d. 21 April 1840, and was s. by
his eldest son,
- II. STANDISH, 2nd viscount,
who b. 26 Dec. 1795, m. 16 Oct. 1828, Gertrude-Jane, dau. of the Hon. Berkeley
Paget and neice to the Marquess of Anglesey, and
by her (who d.22 Oct. 1871) had issue,
- 1. Sophia, b. 1830, m. 6 Feb.1862, Edward-Wilmot
- 2. Gertrude, b. 17 Jan 1831, m. 2 June, 1855,
Liuet.-Col. Thomas-Conningsby Norbury, C.B. of Sherridge, Worcestershire.
- 3 . STANDISH, b 8 Jul 1832, 3rd viscount.
- 4. Kathleen-Eleanor-Henrietta, b. 29 May 1834, m. 21 Nov.1855,
James-Henry-Augustus Steuart, of Sunningdale House, Berks.
- 5. PAGET-STANDISH, b Dec 1835, 4th viscount,
- 6. A daughter
- 7. Reginald-Grimston-Standish, b 9 March, 1839; m.27 Aug.1867,
Frances-Arabella, only dau. of the Right Hon. William Beresford (see Waterford,M.) and
- 8. HARDRESS-STANDISH, b 13 Oct 1831, 5th viscount.
- 9. Berkeley-Standish, b.24 Oct.1845; d 23 Aug.1858.
- 10. FREDERICK-STANDISH, 6th viscount,b.20 April, 1847;
m.1881, Mary-Theresa-Burdett , widow of J.H.Empson, Esq., and youngest dau. of Hon.
W.J.Coventry (see Coventry,E).
- 11. Amabel; m. Feb.1873, to Hugh-Melville
Freeling, Esq. and has
issue (see Freeling, Bart.).
The viscount d. 22 July, 1848, and was s. by his eldest son,
- III. STANDISH, as 3rd viscount, who was b. 8 July, 1832,
and m. 23 July, 1853, Adelaide, dau. of Arthur Blennerhasset, Esq. of Ballyseedy, M.P. for
the co. Kerry, and by her (who d. 4 Dec.1867) had issue,
- Standish, b. 25 July,1854; d. 17 Jan.1856.
- Cecilia, b. 25 June, 1855; m. 28 May, 1877 to Edward Roche, 2nd
Baron Fermoy, and had issue female. She inherited the Rockbarton estate.
The viscount d. 10 April, 1860, aged 27 at Dover St.
(Obit in Gentleman's Magazine) and was s. by his next brother,
- IV. PAGET-STANDISH, 4th viscount, b. 29 Nov. 1835; m 6
March, 1869, Eliza, youngest, dau. of W.-H. Feston, Esq.
The viscount d.s.p. 29 July, 1877, when he was s. by his brother,
- V . HARDRESS-STANDISH, 5th viscount,being the 4th s. of the
2nd viscount, b. at Hampton Court Palace, 20 Oct., and bab. 20 Nov.1841 at Hampton; ed. at
the East India College, Addiscombe; Lieut. R.A. 1858, Capt. 1871, Major 1877 Royal Madras
Artillary, retired as Lieut. Col. 1879. he d. unm., at Old Lock, Partridge Green, 6 Feb.
He was suc. by his brother,
- VI. FREDERICK-STANDISH, 6th viscount, 6th and youngest son
of the 2nd viscount, b. 20 Apr.1847, at Cahir Guillamore.
Who was suc. by his cousin,
- VII.HUGH-HAMON MASSY, 7th viscount, 2nd s. of
Hugh-Hamon-Massy O'Grady (the 2nd s. of the 1st viscount), Castle Garde, capt. 2nd bat.
Royal Sussex regt., b. 5 July, 1860, m 27 March 1890, Mary-Margaret-Frances, dau of Vere
Hunt, Esq. J.P. of High Park, co. Tipperary and has issue,
Who was suc. by his cousin,
- VIII.RICHARD, 8th viscount, 1st s. of James Waller O'Grady
(the 3rd s. of the Waller, the 2nd son of the 1st Viscount O'Grady).
1) This Viscount O'Grady Lineage shows Carew Smyth O'Grady dying
as a single person, whereas THE O'Grady Line has Carew Smyth O'Grady , 5th son
of Darby O'Grady marrying an Isabella O'Grady, daughter of
Standish de Courcy O'Grady.
2) Limerick Registry of Deeds, Dublin
Abstracts of Wills, Volume I, 1708 to 1745. 1956.
Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, Co., Inc., 1996.
487 HAYES, JEREMIAH, Cahirquillymore, Co. Limerick. 31 Aug. 1732. Narrate,
1 1/2 p., 5 Nov. 1733.
His wife, her two daughters. His brother Daniel Hayes and his nephew John FitzGibbon,
trustees. His eldest daughter Margaret Blen[n]erhassett. Hisgrandson Hayes
Blen[n]erhassett. His daughter Honoria Grady. His son[-in-law] [Standish] Grady. His
brother William Hayes. His sister Mary Terry. His nephew Patrick Furnell. Desires to be
buried in the old church of
Lands of Cahirquillymore, Ballynanty, Knockstephen, Farantlaba. and farm of Knockdromrooe
in B. Connello [Co. Limerick]. His farm of Knockbrack and Rathbrassill, Co. Cork.
Witnesses: Patrick Terry, Limerick, Doctor in Physick, John Nihell, Glasscrione [?
Glascloon], Co. Clare, gent., Ignatius Terry, Bohargeely, Co.
Limerick, yeoman, Michael Hannan, Limerick, yeoman.
Memorial witnessed by: Ignatius Terry, Thomas Hopkins, Limerick, merchant.
|| Creation - 28 Jan.1831
Arms - Per pale, gules and sabre, three lions, passant-guardant, per pale, argent
and or, the centre lion charged on the side with a portcullis, azure. Crest - A
horse's head, erased, argent, charged with a portcullis, azure. Supporters - Two
lions, guardant, per fesse, argent and or, each charged on the shoulder with a portcullis,
az. Motto - Vulneratus non victus.
Seat - Cahir-Guillamore, near Kilmallock. co. Limerick.
- Burkes Peerage and Baronetage
- Standish James O'Grady, The Man and The Writer , 1929, Hugh Art
O'Grady, professor of Transvall University College, Pretoria
Crum-Ewing tree showing the Lord
Kelvin connection at http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/cc4rz/czmisc01.htm
(last updated 5 Jun 2018)