'Willis05'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Wills (later Wills-Sandford) of Willsgrove

BLG1886 reports that "The family of Wills is said to have been originally from Cornwall, and to have been settled, and to have been of some consideration at Carrickfergus in the 16th century."
Thomas Wills (Captain)
m. (c1670) ?? (widow of Alexander Montgomery)
1. Caspar Wills of Willsgrove, Sheriff of co Roscommon (dsp, Captain)
  m. Sarah Cole ("of the Enniskillen family")
2. James Wills of Willsgrove (d 1731)
  m. Martha Curtis (dau of John Curtis of Dublin)
  A. Godfrey Wills of Willsgrove (d 11.05.1778, Lt. Colonel)
m1. Sarah Montgomery (dau of Robert Montgomery of Ballyleck)
  i. Thomas Wills of Willsgrove, Sheriff
  m1. (1765) Jane Talbot (dau of William Talbot of Mount Talbot)
  a. William Robert Wills, later Wills-Sandford of Willsgrove, Sheriff (d 11.08.1859) had issue
  m1. (sp) Olivia St. George (dau of Christopher St. George of Tyrone House)
  m2. (1816) Mary Grey Sandford (d 1851, dau of Rev. William Sandford of Castlerea, niece/coheir of Henry, Lord Mountsandford)
  b. Sarah Wills
  m. Rev. W. McLoughlin of Roscommon
  c. Anne Wills
  m. W. Dobbs Burleigh of Burleigh Hill
  d.+ other issue (d unm) - Elizabeth, Jane
m2. _ Browne (dau of Capt. James Browne of Moyne)
  f. James Wills (Rev., 3rd son) had issue
  m. Katherine E. Gorman (dau of Rev. William Gorman, niece of Lord Chief Justice Bushe)
  g.+ other issue (d unm) - Thomas of Carvogie or Annalee, John
  ii. Robert Wills (dsp)
m. _ Ousley
  iii. Caspar Wills (Captain)
  m. (12.01.1765) Catherine Carter
  a.+ sons (dsp)
  iv. Elizabeth Wills
  m. (23.06.1753) Thomas Mitchell of Castle Strange
  v. Martha Wills
  m. Charles Wood of Larkfield
  vi. Sarah Wills
  m. Sir Ralph Fetherston, 1st Bart, of Ardagn (d 1780)
  vii. Catherine Wills
m. (07.1767) Samuel Owens of Longford
  viii. Susan Wills
  m. William Fetherstone of Carrick (d 1800)
  m2. (01.06.1771) Charlotte Elizabeth Stirling (dau of Luke Stirling of Mount Ditton)
  ix. Ann Wills
  m. William Berry of Eglish Castle
  x.+ other issue - James of Plas Bellin (Flintshire), Charles (d unm)
  B. Sarah Wills
  m. _ Lennox (banker)
  C.+ other issue - Robert of Annalee (d unm), daughter
3. Mary Wills probaby of this generation
  m. George Crofts of Churchtown (d 1741)

Main source(s): BLG1886 (Wills now Wills-Sandford of Willsgrove), BLGI1912 (Wills-Sandford of Willsgrove)
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