'Davies03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Davies of Croft Castle, Davys of Kill, Davys of Mountcashell, Davys of St. Catherine's, Davies of Wellington Court, Davies of Wigmore Hall
[We think it unlikely that there was any connection between the families shown below. They share the page for our convenience.]

John Davys of Kill, co. Kildare
1. Sir Paul Davys of St. Catherine's (co. Dublin) & Kill (d 07.09.1672, Secretary of State for Ireland)
  m1. Margaret Ussher (d 20.07.1633, dau of Arthur Ussher)
A. James Davys (bur 22.07.1638)
  m2. Anne Parsons (dau of Sir William Parsons, Bart of Garradyce)
  B. George Davys (bur 11.03.1660)
  C. Sir William Davys (Secretary of State for Ireland, Lord Chief Justice)
  m1. (27.07.1664) Martha Boyle (d 14.05.1680, dau of Archbishop & Lord Chancellor Michael Boyle)
i. Mary Davys (bur 20.08.1683)
  m2. (sp) Elizabeth Fitzgerald (dau of George, 16th Earl of Kildare, widow of Callaghan, Earl of Clancarty)
  D. Sir John Davys of Thomastown, co. Dublin (b 1646, a 1684, Secretary of State)
  m. Anne Thelwall
  i. Paul Davys of St. Catherine's, 1st Viscount Mountcashell (d 05.08.1716)
  BE1883 spells the designation as "Mountcashel" with a single L. We follow TCP (Mountcashell) in using a double L.
  m. (by 1705) Catherine McCarty (bur 19.04.1738, dau of Callaghan, Earl of Clancarty)
a. James Davys, 2nd Viscount Mountcashell (b 08.1708, d 10.03.1718/9)
  b. Edward Davys, 3rd Viscount Mountcashell (b 1711, d unm 30.07.1736)
  c. Elizabeth Davys
  m. Justin McCarty (son of Donough, Earl of Clancarty)
  d. Margaret Davys
  m. (08.06.1738) James Barry, 5th Earl of Barrymore
ii.+ other issue - Robert, daughter
  E. Elizabeth Davys
  The following is supported by TCB (vol iii, Bramhall of Bramhall).
  m1. (c01.1663/4) Sir Thomas Bramhall, Bart 'of Rathmullen' (dsp 1667, son of John, Arbishop of Armagh, by Elinor, dau of William Halley of York)
  m2. (c02.1668/9) Sir John Topham (d 03.04.1698, judge advocate)
  m3. Mary Crofton (dau of William Crofton of of Temple House by Mary Ussher)
  F. Ursula Davys (bur 23.05.1673)
  m. (01.12.1670/1) Sir Francis Blundel, Bart
2. daughter
  The undermentioned Catherine is identified as "niece of Sir Paul Davys". It is speculative assumption that that Sir Paul Davys was the same person as the Sir Paul shown above.
  m. Meyler Fay
  A. Catherine Fay
  m. John Bourke of Kill (a 1641, captain)



Somerset Davies of Wigmore Hall, co. Salop (d 20.02.1787)
m. Isabella Lacy (dau of Rev. John Lacy of Wellington Court, Herefordshire)
1. Somerset Davies of Wigmore Hall, Wellington & Croft Castle, Sheriff of Herefordshire (b c1754, d 15.10.1817, MP)
  m. (06.04.1786) Anne Hamond (dau/heir of Peter Hamond)
  A. Anne Isabella Davies
  BLG1886 identifies Anne Isabella as "great-grand-dau." of the Somerset Davies of the Miss Lacy who was "heiress of Wellington Court". HoP, and various sites, suggests that that "great" was wrong, as indicated above.
  m. Rev. James Kevill (d 1847, "the descendant of an ancient Cornish family")
  Their son William Trevelyan succeeded to Croft Castle, Wigmore Hall & Wellington and assumed the name Kevill-Davies.
2. Maria Isabella Davies probably of this generation
  m. (09.1780) Langham Rokeby of Arthingworth (b c1750, d 16/26.12.1826, minister)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 27.02.10) : BE1883 ('Davys of Mountcashel')
(2) For lower section (uploaded 31.08.19) : BLG1886 ('Davies of Croft Castle, Wigmore Hall, and Wellington'), HoP ("Somerset Davies")
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