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Families covered: Ponsonby of Ashgrove, Ponsonby of Bessborough, Ponsonby of Hale, Ponsonby of Imokilly, Ponsonby-Barker of Kilcooley (Kilcooly)

John Ponsonby of Haugh Hale
1. Simon Ponsonby of Hale
  m. Anne Englesfield (of Alenburgh Hall)
  A. Henry Ponsonby of Hale
  m. (14.05.1605) Dorothy Sands (dau of Henry Sands of Rottington or Rottenden)
  i. Sir John Ponsonby of Hale, later of Bessborough, Sheriff of Wicklow and Kilkenny (d 1668/78)
  m1. Dorothy Brisco (dau of John Brisco of Crofton)
  a. John Ponsonby of Hale
  m. Anne Copley (of Gosforth)
(1) John Ponsonby of Hale
  m. Isabella Patrickson (dau of Thomas Patrickson of Scalegill Hall)
  (A) John Ponsonby of Hale
  m. Dorothy Wilson (dau of Miles Wilson of Ashness)
  (i) Miles Ponsonby of Hale Hall
  m. Catherine Clementson (dau of Wilfred Clementson of Cockermouth)
  (a) Dorothy Ponsonby (d 30.01.1852, 3rd daughter)
  m. (1805) John Fisher of Whitehaven, later Ponsonby of Hall Hall (d 10.11.1848)
  (b)+ 5 sons (dsp), 4 daughters
  (ii) Dorothy Ponsonby
m. _ Steel of Cockermouth
  (iii)+ other issue - Mary, Isabella, John (d young), Anthony, William
  (B) Dorothy Ponsonby (bur 31.03.1734) possibly of this generation
  m. Matthias Gale of Whitehaven (bur 02.08.1751)
  m2. Elizabeth Folliott (dau of Henry Folliott, 1st Lord of Ballyshannon)
  b. Sir Henry Ponsonby of Bessborough (dsp)
  m. (01.10.1674) Dorothy Shaw (dau of Capt. Shaw of Drogheda)
  c. William Ponsonby of Bessborough, 1st Viscount Duncannon (b 1659, d 17.11.1724)
  m. Mary Moore (d 26.05.1713, dau of Randal Moore of Ardee)
(1) Brabazon Ponsonby, 1st Earl of Bessborough (d 04.07.1758)
  m1. Sarah Margetson (d 21.05.1733, dau of John (James) Margetson (by Alice Caulfield, dau of William, 1st Viscount Charlemont), son of Archbishop James of Armagh, widow of Hugh Colvill)
  (A) William Ponsonby, 2nd Earl of Bessborough (b 1704, d 11.03.1793)
  m. (07.07.1739) Caroline Cavendish (d 20.01.1760, dau of William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire)
  (i) Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough (b 24.01.1758, d 03.02.1844)
  m. (27.11.1780) Henrietta Frances Spencer (b 1761, d 14.11.1821, dau of John, 1st Earl Spencer)
  (a) John William Ponsonby, 4th Earl of Bessborough, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland h (b 31.08.1781, d 16.05.1847) had issue
  m. (16.11.1805) Maria Fane (b 11.05.1787, d 19.03.1834, dau of John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland)
(b) Sir Frederick Cavendish Ponsonby, Governor of Malta (b 06.07.1783, d 11.01.1837, Major General) had issue
  m. (16.03.1825) Emily Charlotte Bathurst (d 01.02.1877, dau of Henry, 3rd Earl Bathurst)
  (c) William Francis Spencer Ponsonby, 1st Lord de Mauley (b 31.07.1787, d 16.05.1855) had issue
  m. (08.08.1814) Barbara Ashley-Cooper (d 05.06.1844, dau of Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 5th Earl of Shaftesbury)
  (d) Caroline Ponsonby (b 13.11.1785, d 26.01.1828)
  m. (03.06.1805) William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (b 15.03.1779, d 24.11.1848, Prime Minister)
(ii) Catherine Ponsonby (d 04.09.1789)
  m. (04.05.1763) Aubrey Beauclerk, 5th Duke of St. Albans (b 03.06.1740, d 09.02.1802)
  (iii) Charlotte Ponsonby (b 29.11.1747, d 13.05.1822)
  m. (11.07.1770) William Fitzwilliam, 4th Earl Fitzwilliam of Norborough (b 30.05.1748, d 08.02.1833)
(B) John Ponsonby (b 29.03.1713, d 16.08.1787, Speaker of House of Commons)
  m. (22.09.1743) Elizabeth Cavendish (d 1796, dau of William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire)
  (i) William Brabazon Ponsonby, 1st Lord of Imokilly (b 15.09.1744, d 05.11.1806)
  m. (26.12.1769) Louisa Molesworth (d 01.09.1824, dau of Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount)
  (a) John Ponsonby, 2nd Lord of Imokilly, 1st Viscount (dsp 21.02.1855)
  m. (13.01.1803) Frances Villiers (d 14.04.1866, dau of George Villiers, 4th Earl of Jersey)
  (b) Sir William Ponsonby (d Waterloo 18.06.1815, Maj. Gen.) had issue
  m. (26.01.1807) Georgiana FitzRoy (d 06.02.1835, dau of Charles FitzRoy, 1st Lord Southampton)
(c) Richard Ponsonby, Bishop of Derry (d 27.10.1853) had issue
  m. (1804) Frances Staples (dau of Rt. Hon. John Staples)
  (d) George Ponsonby of Woodbeding (d 05.06.1863) had issue
  m1. (07.04.1807) Sarah Gledstanes (d 18.07.1808, dau of John Jacob Gledstanes of Annesgift)
  m2. (1812) Diana Juliana Margaretta Bouverie (dau of Hon. Edward Bouverie)
  (e) Frederick Ponsonby (d unm 1849)
  (f) Mary Elizabeth Ponsonby (d 26.11.1861)
  m. (18.11.1794) Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, Prime Minister (b 13.03.1764, d 17.07.1845)
  (g) Louisa Elizabeth Eleanor Ponsonby (d 10.08.1873) probably of this generation
  m. (11.08.1830) Simon George Purdon of Tinerana (b 08.05.1797, d 07.08.1862)
(ii) George Ponsonby, Lord Chancellor of Ireland (b 04.03.1755, d 04.07.1817)
  m. (18.04.1781) Mary Butler (dau of Brinsley Butler, 2nd Earl of Lanesborough)
  (a) Elizabeth Ponsonby (d 11.01.1849)
  m. (06.07.1803) Francis Aldborough Prittie, Sheriff of Tipperary (b 04.06.1779, d 08.03.1853, of Dunalley family)
  (iii) Catherine Ponsonby (b 02.04.1746, d 30.01.1827)
  m. (15.12.1763) Richard Boyle, 2nd Earl of Shannon (b 30.01.1727, d 2.05.1807)
  (iv) Frances Ponsonby (b 18.12.1757, d 25.05.1827)
  m. (13.12.1774) Cornelius O'Callaghan, 1st Lord Lismore (b 07.01.1740/1, d 12.07.1797)
(v) Charlotte Ponsonby (d 25.08.1781)
  m. (10.07.1780) Rt. Hon. Bowes Daly (b c1745, d 17.12.1821, PC)
  (vi)+ other issue - John (b 24.12.1748, d 09.08.4761), Richard (b 17.07.1758, d young), Frederick (b 18.03.1763, d 28.07.1769), Henrietta (b 12.03.1765, d unm)
  (C) Richard Ponsonby (b 02.07.1722, a 1747)
  (D) Sarah Ponsonby (d 19.01.1736)
  m. (1727) Edward Moore, 5th Earl of Drogheda (b 1701, d 28.10.1758)
  (E) Anne Ponsonby
  m. (09.12.1734) Benjamin Burton of Burton Hall (d before 17.11.1763)
(F) Elizabeth Ponsonby
  m. (23.12.1739) Sir William Fownes, 2nd Bart of Woodstock
  (G) Letitia Ponsonby (b c1720, d 09.02.1754)
  m. (03.11.1742) Hervey Morres, 1st Viscount Mountmorres (d 06.04.1776)
  m2. (28.11.1733) Elizabeth Sankey (d 17.07.1738, dau of John Sankey of Tenelick)
  (2) Henry Ponsonby of Ashgrove (d Fontenoy 11.05.1745, Major General)
  m. Frances Brabazon (d 04.11.1751, dau of Chambre Brabazon, 5th Earl of Meath)
(A) Chambre Ponsonby of Ashgrove (d 20.12.1762)
  m1. (28.09.1746) Elizabeth Clarke (dau of Edward Clarke)
  (i) Frances Ponsonby (d 19.11.1802)
  m. (28.07.1767) George Lowther of Kilrue (d 1785)
m2. (23.10.1752) Louisa Lyons (dau of John Lyons of Belmont)
  (ii) Sarah Ponsonby of Plansnewydd / Llangollen Vale (d unm 08.12.1831)
  m3. Mary Barker (dau of Sir William Barker, Bart of Kilcooley)
  (iii) Chambre Brabazon Ponsonby-Barker of Kilcooley (b 12.06.1762, d 13.12.1834)
  m. (04.06.1791) Henrietta Taylour (d 12.01.1838, dau of Thomas Taylour, 1st Earl of Bective)
  (a) William Ponsonby-Barker of Kilcooley (b 09.11.1795, dsp 09.01.1877)
  m. (08.08.1816) Elizabeth Selina Knox (d 28.06.1878, dau of William Knox, Bishop of Derry)
  (b) Chambre Brabazon Ponsonby-Barker (b 14.11.1799, dsp 01.05.1863)
  m. (30.04.1834) Mary La Touche (d 10.08.1840, dau of Col. David La Touche)
  (c) Thomas Henry Ponsonby of Kilcooley (b 21.02.1807, d 10.02.1880) had issue
  m. (21.02.1838) Fanny Mary Dickson (dau of Major R.L. Dickson)
  (d) Catherine Jane Ponsonby (d 07.1861)
  m. (25.05.1819) Edward Michael Conolly (d 04.01.1848)
(iv) Mary Ponsonby
  m. Thomas Barton of Grove
  (B) Juliana Ponsonby
  m. (1743) William Southwell
  (3) Elizabeth Ponsonby (eldest dau)
  m. Richard Moore, younger of Kilworth (dvp, MP)
  (4) Anne Ponsonby
  m. (after 1706) Nicholas Loftus of Loftus Hall, 1st Viscount of Ely (b c1687, d 31.12.1763)
  (5) Letitia Ponsonby probably of this generation
  m. James May of Mayfield (d 1729)
  (6) Dorothy Ponsonby probably of this generation
  m. William Hore of Harperstown (d 02.1745/6)
(7) Bridget Ponsonby probably of this generation
  m. Arthur Weldon of Rahinderry
  (8)+ other issue - Folliot (d 1746), daughter
  d. Elizabeth Ponsonby
  m. (1668) Richard Boyle (a 09.1679, dvp)
  ii. Henry Ponsonby of Crotto and Stackstown (d 1681)
  m. Rose Weldon (dau of Thomas Weldon of St. John's Bower)
  a. John Ponsonby (dsp)
  m. Margaret Holmes (dau of Thomas Holmes of the Isle of Wight)
  b. Thomas Ponsonby ancestor of Ponsonby of Crotto
  c.+ other issue - Henry (d unm), 7 daughters
  iii. Anne Ponsonby probably of this generation
  m. (1638) John Irton of Irton
2. Anne Ponsonby probably of this generation
  m. John Senhouse of Elllenborough Hall (d 1604)

Main source(s): BP1934 (Bessborough), BLG1886 (Ponsonby of Hale)
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