'Bernard02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bernard of Bandon, Bernard of Castle Bernard (Mahon), Bernard of Castletown, Bernard of Palace Anne, Bernard of Straw Hill

We hope to find in due course the earlier ancestry of this family. We have seen mention in a web site that the following Francis was the 3rd son (the others being Robert, William and Charles) of Sir Henry Bernard of Westmorland by Anne, daughter of Sir John Dawson.
Francis Bernard (to Ireland)
1. Francis Bernard of Castle Mahon
  m. Elizabeth Freke (dau of Arthur Freke of Rathbarry Castle)
A. Francis Bernard of Castle Mahon = Castle Bernard (b 1663, d 1726, Solicitor General, Judge)
  m. (1697) Alice Ludlow (dau of Stephen Ludlow)
  i. Francis Bernard of Castle Bernard and Bassingbourne Hall (b 1698, dsps 1783)
  m. (1722) Anne Petty (dau of Henry Petty, Earl of Shelburne)
  ii. North Ludlow Bernard (b 15.04.1705, Major, 3rd son)
  m. (1728) Rose Echlin (dau of John Echlin of Echlinville)
  a. James Bernard (b 08.12.1729, d 09.07.1796, 2nd son)
  m. (1752) Esther Smyth (d 1780, dau of Percy Smyth of Headborough, sister of William)
  (1) Francis Bernard of Castle Bernard, 1st Earl of Bandon (b 26.11.1755, d 26.11.1830)
  m. (12.02.1784) Catherine Henrietta Boyle (b 12.01.1768, d 08.07.1815, dau of Richard Boyle, 2nd Earl of Shannon)
  (A) James Bernard, 2nd Earl of Bandon (b 14.06.1785, d 31.10.1856) had issue
  m. (13.03.1809) Mary Susan Brodrick (d 23.04.1870, dau of Charles Brodrick, Archbishop of Cashel)
(B) William Smyth Bernard (b 13.09.1792, d 06.02.1863, Lt. Colonel)
  m. (1831) Elizabeth Gilman (dau of Lt.Col. _ Gilman of Clancoole)
  (C) Charlotte Esther Bernard (d 07.02.1846)
  m. (14.06.1816) Hayes St. Leger, 3rd Viscount Doneraile (d 27.03.1854)
  (D)+ other issue - Richard (b 04.09.1787, d 1850, Dean of Leighlin), Francis (b 27.02.1789, d 1813), Henry Boyle (b 05.12.1797, d Waterloo), Charles Ludlow (b 12.04.1805, d 21.01.1861), Catherine Henrietta (d 1850), Louisa Anne (d 26.05.1851)
(2) Rose Bernard (b 08.03.1758, d 26.05.1810)
  m1. (13.11.1773) William Tonson, formerly Hull, 1st Lord Riversdale (b 03.05.1724, d 04.12.1787)
  m2. (18.10.1792) James Millard (d 23.07.1804, Captain)
  (3) Esther (Hester) Bernard (b 17.03.1759, d 17.05.1824)
  m. (02.12.1755) Sampson Stawell of Kilbrittain (b 09.1741, d 01.01.1819)
  (4) Mary Bernard (b 1760, d 14.11.1825)
  m. (1778) Sir Augustus Warren, Bart (b 1754, d 30.01.1821)
  (5) Charlotte Bernard (d 02.09.1835)
m. (03.09.1785) Hayes St. Leger, 2nd Viscount Doneraile (d 08.11.1819)
  (6) Elizabeth Bernard
  m. (1785) Richard Acklom of Wiseton Hall
  b. Charles Bernard (d unm)
  c. Alice Bernard
  m. (1750) William Beamish of Willsgrove (Captain RN)
  d. Catherine Bernard
  m. Francis Beamish
  e. Elizabeth Bernard who married ...
  m. (1766) Richard Sealy of Richmount (d 1789)
  iii. Elizabeth Bernard (b 21.02.1703, d 30.05.1743)
  m1. James Caulfeild, 3rd Viscount of Charlemont (bpt 29.07.1682, d 21.04.1734)
m2. (09.10.1740) Thomas Adderley of Innishannon
  iv.+ other issue - Stephen of Prospect Hall (b 17.07.1701, d 10.1757), Arthur, William, John
  B. Arthur Bernard (b 1666) ancestor of Bernards of Palace Anne
  m. Anne Power (dau of Roger Power of Mount Eglantine)
  i. ?? Bernard presumed intermediary generation, possibly Roger of Palace Anne (father of Anne)
  a. Arthur Bernard of Palace Anne, Provost of Bandon probably of this generation
  m. Mary Adderley (sister of Thomas Adderley of Innishannon) parents of Alicia, possibly also of ...
  (1) Thomas Bernard of Palace Anne possibly of this generation
  m. (1774) Henrietta Lucas (d 1838, dau of Arthur Hyde Lucas of Grange, m2. Richard Perry of Cork)
  (2) Alicia Bernard
  m. (1789) John Hingston (b 1762, d 1799, curate of Kilbrogan)
  b. Anne Bernard possibly of this generation
  m. (10.1721) William Conner of Connerville
  C. Mary Bernard probably of this generation
  m. Eusebius Chute of Tulligaron (a 1697)
  D. Catherine Bernard probably of this generation
  m. Francis Beamish of Kilmaloda (Kilmalooda) (d 1679)
  E.+ 2 daughters
2. daughter
  m. Sir George Reynolds
3. daughter
  m. Percy Freke



Possibly connected to the above family was ...
Thomas Bernard of Oldtown & Clonmuish, Sheriff of co. Carlow (d 1720)
m. Deborah Shepperd (d 1686, dau of Matthew Shepperd of Killerick, sister of Jonathan of Killerick, widow of Edward Humphrey of Clonagh)
1. Charles Bernard of Bernard's Grove, Queen's Co. Sheriff (d 1728) had issue
2. Franks Bernard of Caatletown, King's Co.
3. Joseph Bernard of Straw Hill (Carlow) & Castletown (King's Co.), Sheriff of co. Carlow (b 1694, d 1764)
  m. (1717) Mary Edwards (dau of John Edwards of Old Court)
  A. Thomas Bernard of Castletown (d 1788)
  m. Jane Mitchell (dau of Adam Mitchell of Rathgibbon, widow of _ Amstrong)
  i. Thomas Bernard of Castle Bernard (d 1813)
  m1. (04.1768) Mary Willington (dau of Jonathan Willington of Castle Willington)
  a. Thomas Bernard of Castle Bernard (Colonel, MP) had issue
  m1. (1800) Elizabeth Prittie (dsp 20.04.1802, dau of Henry, 1st Lord Dunalley)
  m2. (29.07.1814) Catherine Henrietta Hely-Hutchinson (dau of John, 3rd Earl of Donoughmore)
  b. Mary Bernard
  m. (c04.1796) Sir Robert Waller, Bart
c Barbara Bernard probably of this generation
  m. (1800) John Poe (b 1773, dsp 24.04.1857)
  d.+ 2 other daughters
  m2. (1780) Margaret Biddulph (dsp 31.03.1811, dau/coheir of Nicholas Biddulph of Rathrobin & Portal, widow of Alexander Cornwall)
  ii. Grace Bernard
  m. (1767) Philip Going of Monaquil
  iii. Susannah Bernard
  m. Bigoe Armstrong
  iv. Barbara Bernard
  m. (09.1749) Robert Lauder of Moyclare
  v. Jane Bernard possibly of this generation
  m. Rev. John Smyth (d 15.01.1813)
  B. John Bernard (Captain RN)
  m. Frances Pickering (dau of Sir Gilbert Pickering, Bart, cousin)
  i. Joseph Bernard of Frankfort, King's Co. had issue
  m. Rebecca Margaret Smyth (dau of Ralph Smyth of Milford)
  C. William Bernard of Straw Hill, co. Carlow
  m. Mary Bernard (cousin)
  i. Thomas Bernard of Straw Hill (d 1807)
  a.+ 2 sons plus daughters
  D.+ 5 daughters

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 01.07.06) : BP1934 (Bandon)
(2) For lower section (uploaded 14.01.09) : BLGI1912 (Bernard of Castle Bernard)
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