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Widneys of County Tyrone
Whitneys of County Westmeath
- Family:Whitney, Thomas (s1644-1712), Colonel, of Newpass, County Westmeath
- Family:Whitney, Thomas (s1660-1728), of Dublin, Ireland (not a son of the above -- maybe a nephew)
- Edmond W. F. Whitney, address Newpass, Rathowen, owned 2,538 acres - Landowners in Co. Westmeath, circa 1870s
Note: The Fetherstonhaugh-Whitney family of Newpass, County Westmeath, Ireland, according to The Heraldry of the Whitney Family, held quartered arms containing both the Whitney and Fetherstonhaugh arms. The Whitney arms appear to be an exact match to those of the Whitneys of Whitney, with a crescent in the upper left corner. This indicates that the Whitneys of Co. Westmeath were descended from the Whitneys of Whitney.
The following records appear to be related:
Whitney 1740 will of Colemore, Colebegg, Newtown, Westmeath
'''BOLEYN WHITNEY''' was nephew (?????) of Mrs. Robert Adair of co. Longford, houses in Dublin City, and of "Hollybrook" co. Wicklow, mentioned in Mrs. Adair's will of 1747.
Sir Robert COLE's will 29 September 1716 mentioned Thomas WHITNEY, esq., and his wife Lady Anne COLE.
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Surnames: Adair, Whitney, Upton, Forster, Lambert
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re: Boleyn Whitney who was mentioned in the 1747 will of Jane Adair (nee Forster), wife of Robert Adair dc. 29 March 1737 of Co. Longford, co. Dublin and co. Wicklow, Ireland.
Will of Thomas Whitney, Newpass als. Derrydown, co. Westmeath.
From Burke's Landed Gentry:
Newpass / Derrydown, Killucan, co. Westmeath, Ireland.
Hugh Howard, b.1761, brother of the 3rd Earl of Wicklow, lived on a property in co. Wicklow in the early-mid 1800s which had been owned by John Lambert who was agent for Robert Adair, his father-in-law and neighbour on "Hollybrook". My g-g-grandfather went back to Ireland for this property as it was part of his inheritance. Hugh Howard's son, Sir Ralph Howard b. 1801 also lived on Bushy Park (now named Bushey Park).
Hugh Howard had a sister, Isabella Howard b.1791 who m. William Meade Smythe of Barbavilla, co. Westmeath, Ireland, and Deer Park, nr Honiton, Devon, England. I have wondered whether and Adairs married into this Meade family.
I have come across many references to the Upton family, but have not written down notes. Sorry
Whitney, of Newpass, Derrydown, Killucan
30 April 1740 Will of Thomas WHITNEY,
Boleyn Whitney was nephew (??) of Mrs. Robert Adair of co. Longford, Dublin City, and of "Hollybrook" co. Wicklow, and was mentioned in Mrs. Adair's will of 1747.
If Boleyn was a nephew of Robert Adair his mother would have to have been an Adair - she was a Boleyn. His father is obviously a Whitney. For him to have been a nephew of Mrs Adair who was Jane Forster before her marriage, Boleyn's father or mother would have to have been Jane's brother or sister (ie surname Forster) - so no again. Boleyn succeeded Robert Adair as MP for Philipstown when Robert died in 1727. He may have been a help to his predecessor's widow and become a close friend. He was almost certainly a legal advisor. Leaving him a bequest in her will may have been to show her appreciation. There appears to have been no proof found so far to support the statements in Burke that he was a nephew of either Robert or of his wife Jane. [Note by RLW: Boleyn's father or mother could have been a half-sibling to Jane or her husband Robert, and so not sharing the surname Adair or Forster.]
29 Sep 1716, Will of Robert Cole of Ballymackey, co. Tipperary, mentions Thomas Whitney and Lady Anne Cole his wife.
Boleyn Whitney m. 1719 at St. Anne, Dublin, Ireland to Mary Vanbobbart. (Lyons,in "Grand Juries of Westmeath" says that Mary van Bobbert was Boleyn's second wife?)
Charles Fox, Esq., (of Lanesborough ? refer Butler family) eventually of Fox Hall, as heir to his elder brother,
(refer to ditty about Robert Adair of Hollybrook, Dublin and of wine firm of Butler, Aldridge & Adair, going to Foxhall, and a ditty to tune of “Adair of Derrydown”). ................. Col. the Right Hon. John Eyre accompanied Gen. Ludlow to Ireland, and after the restoration of Charles II. was returned to Parliament for the town of Galway, and received a patent from the Crown, dated 1662, granting to him the Manor of Eyrecourt and other lands in Galway and Kerry. He m. 1662 Mary Bigoe, dau of Philip Bigoe, High Sheriff of Kings Co, and died in 1684, leaving issue :
John Eyre, of Eyrecourt, m. Feb. 7, 1677, Margery Preston,
1. George Eyre, of Eyrecourt, m. Barbara, dr. of Lord Conningsby.
6. Rev Ambrose Upton, 1688-1752, married Anna, a daughter of Boleyn Whitney of New Pass, Co Westmeath, on the Co Longford border, which may be the New Pass mentioned in the Wilson lease of 1754 (7.9) to Henry Upton, the brother of Ambrose. Boleyn Whitney’s SON was George Boleyn Whitney of New Pass. The latter’s daughter CATHERINE (error in Burke) married, 9.Jun.1782, Sir Thomas Fetherston, 2nd Bart, and the Fetherston-Whitney family were living at New Pass until the first Great War. (Three brothers, grandsons of Catherine, inherited Newpass in Succession. Edmund and John added Whitney to their surname and took added the Whitney arms to Fetherston by Royal Licence. Henry did likewise, but also changed Fetherston to Fetherstohaugh. He was the last "Whitney" to own Newpass which was acquried from him by the Irish Land Commission in ca 1905. In fact none of the family lived in Newpass House from ca 1870. There were various tenants, including John O'Donovan he expert on Irish placenames. Many of the letters he sent to the survey office in Dublin are headed "Newpass". Henry and his second wife are living at Furry Park, Drumcondra/Raheny in Dublin in the 1911 census. Henry died ca 1921.)
Whitneys of County Wexford
For a possible explanation of why the Whitneys may have been in County Wexford, see Cromwellian Plantation
Whitneys of New Ross / Old Ross, Wexford
- Family:Whitney, John (?-1821), of New Ross, County Wexford
- Whitneys of Old Ross, Wexford - "(Dublin; confirmed to BENJAMIN WHITNEY, of Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin, Clerk of the Crown for co. Mayo, only son of NICHOLAS WHITNEY, of Old Ross, co. Wexford). Az. a cross chequy or and sa. in the dexter quarter a cross crosslet ar. Crest--A bull's head couped sa. armed ar. tipped gu. gorged with a collar chequy or and sa. and charged on the neck with a cross crosslet also ar. Motto--Magnanimater Crucem sustine." - Burke, Sir Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales (London: Harrison, 1884), pp. 1105-1106.
Whitneys of Merton, Wexford
- Whitneys of Merton, Wexford - "WHITNEY, of Merton, Wexford, a bull's head couped sa., the horns arg., the points gu." - Melville, Henry, A.M., LL.B., The Ancestry of John Whitney: Who, with His Wife Elinor, and Sons John, Richard, Nathaniel, Thomas, and Jonathan, Emigrated from London, England, in the Year 1635, and Settled in Watertown, Massachusetts; the First of the Name in America, and the One from Whom a Great Majority of the Whitneys Now Living in the United States Are Descended (New York, NY: The De Vinne Press, 1896), p. ix.
- See Archive:A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland