'Esmonde1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Esmonde of Ballynastragh, Esmonde of Johnstown

James Esmonde of Johnstown, co. Wexford
m. Isabel Rosseter (dau of Thomas Rosseter of Rathmacknee Castle)
1. Laurence Esmonde of Johnstown
  m. Eleanor Walsh (dau of Walter Walsh of The Mountains)
  A. William Esmonde
  m. Margaret Furlong (dau of Michael Furlong of Horetown)
i. Robert Esmonde of Johnstown (a 1618)
  a. William Esmonde of Johnstown (a 1634, MP)
  m. Margaret Sutton probably wife of William, presumed mother of ...
  (1) Laurence Esmonde of Johnstown (d 1652)
  (2) Mary Esmonde ## duplicated below
  m. Anthony Colclough of Rathglin
  (3) Ellinor Esmonde
  m. Walter Talbot of Balinamory
  b. Richard Esmonde
  c. Eleanor Esmonde
  m. Robert Redmond of The Hall
  d. daughter
  m. Piers Sexton
e. Anastace Esmonde probably of this generation
  m. Walter Synnott of Ballybrennan (b 1600, d 13.02.1637)
  ii. Sir Laurence Esmonde, Constable of Fort Duncannon, Sheriff of Wexford, Baron of Limerick (d 26.05.1645, Major General)
  m1/p. _ O'Flaherty (sister of O'Flaherty of Iar Connaught)
BE1934 reports that Laurence married "a sister of O'Flaherty, Dynast of Iar Connaught" who "a devout Roman Catholic, fearing that her child might be brought up a Protestant" took the infant away. Laurence appears to have accepted this and, without formally divorcing her (apparently on the basis that the marriage was not valid, a view that appears suspect), married Ellice Butler. BP1934 suggests that, were it not for the fact that the country was in turmoil at the time, his son Thomas would probably have inherited the title. TCP (Esmond of Limerick) does not support that view.
  a. Sir Thomas Esmonde, 1st Bart (d 1674)
m1. (before 19.03.1629) Ellice Fitzgerald (d 16.01.1644, dau of Sir John Fitzgerald of Dromana, widow of Thomas, Lord Cahir)
  (1) Sir Laurence Esmonde of Huntington Castle, 2nd Bart 'of Ballytrammon' (d before 22.10.1688)
  m1. Lucia Butler (d 17.04.1685, dau of Col. Hon. Richard Butler of Kilcash by Frances Touchet)
  (A) Sir Laurence Esmonde, 3rd Bart (d 1720)
  m. (1703) Lucy (probably not Jane) Forde (dau of Matthew Forde of Coolgreany by Margaret, dau of Sir George Hamilton, 1st Bart of Donalong)
  (i) Sir Laurence Esmonde, 4th Bart (d unm 1738)
  (B) Richard Esmonde of Ballyconlore (dsp 1738, Captain)
m. Helen Butler (dau of Thomas Butler of Kilcash by Margaret de Burgh, cousin, m2. Richard Butler of Westcourt)
  (C) Sir John Esmonde, 5th Bart
  m. (c10.1742) Helen Gallway (dau of William Galwey or Gallway of Lota (by Mary, dau of John Butler of Westcourt), sister of John)
  (i) Helen Esmonde
  m. (1764) Richard Durdin of Shanagarry (& Huntington in Pennsylvania)
(a) Alexander Durdin (dsp)
  (ii)+ other issue - Lucy, Elizabeth
  (D) Sir Walter Esmonde, 6th Bart (d 1767)
  m. Johanna Butler (dau of Theobald Butler, Lord Cahir, widow of James Butler of Caherbane)
  (i) Frances Esmonde
  m. (02.1750) Stanislaus MacMahon of Clare, Chief of MacMahon
  (ii)+ other issue - Lucy, Elizabeth
  (E) Frances Esmonde
  m. Morgan Kavanagh of Borris (d 1720)
(F) Lucy Esmonde
  m. Robert Devereux of Carrigmenan
  (G)+ other issue - Elizabeth, Mary
  m2. Lucy Cavanagh (dau of Charles Cavanagh of Carrickduff, son of Sir Morgan of Clonmullen, m2. Hon. Richard Butler of Galmoy)
  (2) James Esmonde of Ballynastragh (3rd son)
  m. Barbara Vincent (dau of Alderman John Vincent of Limerick)
  (A) Laurence Esmonde of Ballynastragh
  m1. Elizabeth Brownrigg (dau of Henry Brownrigg of Wingfield)
  (i) Sir James Esmonde, 7th Bart (b 23.04.1701, d 1767)
  m. Ellice White (dau/heir of Thomas White of Pembrokestown by Catharine, dau of Arthur Duignan)
  (a) Sir Thomas Esmonde, 8th Bart (dsp 1803)
  m1. (03.1776) Mary Dowdall (dau/heir of Philip Dowdall of Gallstown)
  m2. Letitia Hill Devereux (niece/heir of Nicholas Devereux of Ringville)
  (b) John Esmonde (d 1798)
  m. Helen Callen (dau/coheir of Bartholomew Callen or O'Callan of Osberstown House, she m2. Colonel Herve de Montmorency)
  ((1)) Sir Thomas Esmonde, 9th Bart (b 10.12.1786, dsp 31.12.1868)
  m1. Mary Payne (d 07.03.1840, dau of E. Payne)
  m2. (16.04.1856) Sophia Maria Rowe (d 22.11.1867, dau of Ebenezer Radford Rowe of Ballyharty, widow of Hamilton Knox Grogan Morgan of Johnstown Castle)
  ((2)) James Esmonde of Pembrokestown (d 04.10.1842, Commander RN, 3rd son) had issue
  m. Anna Maria Murphy (d 1869, dau of James Murphy of Ringmahon Castle, niece of the Bishop of Cork)
  ((3)) Laurence Esmonde (b 1797, d 1884, Colonel) had issue
  m. (07.1853) Marie Louise (dau of Marquess de Montendre)
  ((4)) Margaret Esmonde (dsp 25.12.1878)
  m1. Peter Warren Locke of Athgoe Park
  m2. (1843) John Harold Barry
  ((5))+ other issue - Bartholomew (d 1862, priest), John (Captain RN)
  (c) James Esmonde of Sallins, co. Kildare
  m. Anne Fitzgerald (dau of John Fitzgerald of Yeomanstown)
  ((1)) Anna Esmonde
  m. Matthew Kearney of Tuam
  ((2))+ other issue including John, Charles
  (d) Elizabeth Esmonde
  m. _ Doyle
  (e) Katherine Esmonde
  m. _ Doherty
(f) Frances Esmonde
  m1. (1785) Richard Durdin of Huntington, Pennsylvania
  m2. _ Lewis
  (g) Mary Esmonde
  m1. Matthew White of Scarnagh
  m2. (c08.1794) John Nash of Ballymagooly
  (ii) Barbara Esmonde (nun)
  (iii) Jane Esmonde
  m. Terence Dunne of Ard (not of Kilcavan)
  (iv) Frances Esmonde
  m. (1735) Howard Kyan of Mount Howard & Ballymurtagh
  (v) Mary Esmonde
  m. Francis Magan of Emoe
  (vi) Elizabeth Esmonde
  m. Richard Doyle of Ballycurra
  m2. (sp) Mary Masterson (dau of Thomas Masterson of Moneyseed, widow of Francis Wyse)
  m3. (sp) _ Bagg
  (B) Marcus Esmonde of Wexford
  m. Elizabeth Hay (dau of Philip Hay of Ballinkeele)
  (i) Mary Esmonde
  m. James Devereux of Carrigmenan
  (ii) Elizabeth Esmonde
(C) Michael Esmonde (Chevalier, Colonel for Austria)
  (i) Maurice Esmonde (d unm)
  (ii) daughter
  m. Charles, Count Kavanagh (of the family of Borris, General)
  (D) Mary Esmonde
  m. _ Plunkett of Dunshaughlin
(E)+ other issue - John (d unm), Patrick (d unm), Catherine
  (3)+ other issue - John (d unm 1680), Mary, Katherine, Elinor, Margaret
  m2. Joane Butler (dau of Walter, 11th Earl of Ormonde, widow of George Bagenal & Lord Theobald Purcell)
  m(2). (06.05.1603) Ellice Butler (a 06.1646, dau of Hon. Walter Butler, son of James, 9th Earl of Ormonde)
  iii. James Esmonde
a. Marion Esmonde
  iv. Patrick Esmonde, Sheriff of Carlow (a 1627)
  m. Katherine Gough (dau of Sir Edward Gough by Alice, dau of Hon. Walter Butler)
  a. Katherine Esmonde
  m. Dudley Colclough of Monart (b 1613, d 1663)
  b. Ellinor Esmonde
  m. Edward Masterson of Monyseed
  c. Anne Esmonde
  m. Maurice Eustace
  d. Elizabeth Esmonde
  m. Hugh Rochford
  e. Mary Esmonde ## duplicated above
  m. Anthony Colclough
  f. Margaret Esmonde
  m. Richard Shortall
  v.+ 7 daughters
  B. son

Main source(s): BP1934 (Esmonde)
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