'Purdon1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Purdon of Curristown, Purdon of Huntingdon, Purdon of Killucan, Purdon of Lisnabin, Purdon of Rathwire, Purdon of Tinerana, Purdon of Tullagh

James or Adam Purdon of Kirklington (Cumberland), later of Lurgan Row (co. Louth) (a temp Henry VIII who r. 1509-1547)
m. Jane Little (dau of Thomas Little of Thornhill in Dumfriesshire)
1. Simon Purdon of Tallagh (co Dublin) & Ballynskill (King's Co.) (d 1596)
  m. _ Arthur
  A. John Purdon of Tullagh, co. Clare
  m. Eleanor Fleming (dau of Sir John Fleming, brother of 18th Baron Slane)
  i. Simon Purdon of Tullagh
  m. Ellice Bourke (dau/heir of Edmond Bourke of Cloghadromond)
  a. John Purdon of Tullagh
  m. Grace Hurley (dau of John Hurley of co. Limerick, son of Sir Maurice, 'Bart of Knocklong')
  (1) Sylvester Purdon
  m. _ Magrath (dau of John Magrath of Derrymore)
(A) John Purdon
  b. George Purdon of Tinerana, Sheriff of co. Clare (a 1663)
  m. Mary Lewis (dau of William Lewis of Yorkshire)
  (1) Simon Purdon of Tinerana, Sheriff of co. Clare (b 1655, d 04.11.1719)
  BIFR1976 (Purdon) shows that Simon's 1st wife was Mary, dau of Edward Synge, Bishop of Cork. However, BIFR1976 (Synge) makes no mention of that marriage but does show Mary's sister Helena as 2nd wife of Simon Purdon, with issue. Both BLG1886 (Purdon of Tinerana) & BLGI1912 (Purdon of Tinerana) support the following.
  m1. (sp) Mary Ingoldsby (dau of Sir George Ingoldsby)
m2. Helena Synge (dau of Edward Synge, Bishop of Cork)
  (A) George Purdon of Tinerana (d 1740)
  m. (19.10.1715) Arabella Casaubon (dau/coheir of Col. William Casaubon of Carrig)
  (i) Simon Purdon of Tinerana, Sheriff of co. Limerick (dsp 11.1791)
  m. Mary Anne Nash (dau of James Nash of Kilbroney, widow of Hugh Ingoldsby Massy)
(ii) William Casaubon Purdon of Tinerana (b 26.12.1752, d 01.02.1836, Major)
  m. (08.1793) Deborah Head (dau of Michael Head of Derryshan)
  (a) Simon George Purdon of Tinerana, Sheriff (b 08.05.1797, d 07.08.1862) had issue
  m. (11.08.1830) Louisa Elizabeth Eleanor Ponsonby (d 10.08.1873, dau of 1st Baron Ponsonby of Imokilly)
  (b) William Casaubon Purdon (b 1798, dsp 08.1850, vicar of Loxley)
  m. (17.07.1838) Augusta Louisa Tavell (dau of Rev. George F. Tavell (by Augusta FitzRoy, dau of 3rd Duke of Grafton), m2. J. Murray Gartshore of Gartshore)
  (c) Arabella Mary Jane Purdon
  (d) Margaret Elizabeth Purdon
  m. (17.07.1826) Rev. William Buckner Lewis
(e) Deborah Purdon
  m. (06.02.1835) Robert Maunsell Evans (archdeacon of Cloyne, son of Eyre of Ash Hill Towers)
  (f) Charlotte Purdon
  m1. (29.10.1829) Michael Stacpoole (dsp, Captain RN)
  m2. George Harrison of The Arke
  (B) Simon Purdon (bpt 1691)
  m. Elizabeth Purdon (dau/heir of Major George Purdon of Primrose Hill in co. Cork)
  (i) George Purdon
(ii) Gilbert Purdon of Ballykelly
  m. (27.08.1767) Anne Parker (dau of Anthony Parker of Castle Lough)
  (a) Amy Purdon
  m. Charles O'Callaghan
  (iii) Jane Purdon (dsp)
  m. George Massy (d 03.1782, archdeacon of Ardfert, son of Hugh of Duntrileague)
  (iv) Avarina Purdon
  m. Richard Ringrose Bowerman of Moynoe House
(C) William Purdon of Claremont, co. Dublin (5th son)
  m. _ Parker (dau of Anthony Parker of Castle Lough)
  (i) Simon Purdon
  m. Anne Le Hunte (dau of George Le Hunte of Artramont)
  (a) William John Purdon of Kingstown, co. Dublin (Rev.) had issue (2 daus)
  m1. (09.09.1824) Charlotte Emily Browne (d 23.04.1838, dau of Denis Browne MP)
  m2. (06.1842, sp?) Katherine Geraldine Maon (dau of Sir Ross Mahon, Bart)
  (b)+ other issue
  (D) Margaret Purdon
  m. Edward Finch of Coleman (Kilcoleman)
  (E) Helena Maria Purdon
  m. Daniel Toler of Beechwood
(F) Barbara Purdon
  m. John Stacpoole of Ennis
  (G)+ other issue - Edward (b 1692, Rev.), Charles, John, Elizabeth, "several daus"
  (2)+ other issue
  ii. Sir Nicholas Purdon of Ballyclough, co. Cork (d 1676, youngest son)
  m. Ellis Stephens (dau of Herny Stephens of Broghill)
  a. Bartholomew Purdon
  BIFR1976 does not follow this line but notes that Bartholomew was ancestor of the family of Purdon-Coote. We presume that he was the father of ...
  (1) Bartholomew Purdon of Ballyclough
  m. Anne Coote (dau of Chidley Coote of Kilmallock & Killester)
  (A) Anne Purdon possibly of this generation
  m. (02.1730) Robert Coote of Ash Hill (d 12.1745)
  Their 2nd son innherited Ballyclough and assumed the name Purdon-Coote.
  b. Gilbert Purdon of Ballykelly, co. Clare
  m. (1665) Alicia Synge (dau of George Synge, Bishop of Cork)
c. George Purdon
  d. Thomas Purdon of Drynagh, co. Cork
  m. Elizabeth Hawnby (dau of William Hawnby of Castlemagner)
  (1) Stephen Purdon of Imokilly, co. Cork (3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth Crofts (dau of Robert Crofts of Monaparson)
  (A) Edward Purdon ancestor of family of Purdon-Stonte
  (B) Henry Purdon of Coolbane & Rockspring, co. Clare
  m. Martha Ebzery (dau of Philip Ebzery of Ballykenry)
  (i) Henry Purdon of Ardrum, co. Meath (d 28.03.1845, 5th son) had issue
  m. (07.08.1809) Catherine Davenport (dau of Thomas Davenport of Rathkeale)
  (ii)+ other issue
  (2)+ 3 sons
  e. Elizabeth Purdon probably of this family, of this generation
  m. John Colthurst of Ballyandy
  iii.+ 3 sons
  B. Richard Purdon of Killucan
  m. Margaret Vian (d 1619, dau of James Vian)
  i. Henry Purdon of Rathwire, co. Westmeath (a 1639, vicar of Oldcastle)
  m. _ Griffin, heiress of Griffinstown
  a. Peter Purdon of Rathwire (b 1669, d 1734)
  m. (1700) Mary Adair (dau of Robert Adair of Hollybrook)
  (1) Henry Purdon of Rathwire
  m. _ de Val
  (A) Henry Purdon of Rathwire
  m. Elizabeth Batty (dau of John Espine Batty)
(i) Henry Purdon of Rathwire had issue (3 sons & 5 daughters)
  m. (1798) Anne Crommelin (dau of Samuel de la Cerois Crommelin of Carrowdore Castle)
  (ii)+ other issue - John of Dublin, Edward, 3 daughters
  (2) Edward Purdon of Lisnabin, co. Westmeath (b 1709)
  m. (1738) Esther Cooper
  (A) Thomas Purdon of Huntingdon, co. Westmeath (b 1740, d after 1802)
  m1. (1772) Elizabeth Cooke (d 1788, dau of Robert Cooke of Cookesborough)
  (i) Robert Edward Purdon of Huntingdon, Sheriff (b c1773, d 1855) had issue
  m. (1800) Elizabeth Jane Purdon (d 1864, dau of Henry Purdon of Curristown) @@ below
  (ii) Emily Purdon (dsp 1803)
  m. (1803) John D'Arcy of Hyde Park, Killucan (d 1846)
  (iii) Charlotte Purdon
  m. William Moore
  m2. Martha Nugent of Castle Richard (a 11.1820)
  (iv) Thomas Purdon of Huntingdon had issue
  m. (02.04.1818) Emily Jane Archer (d before 05.07.1865, dau of William Henry Archer of Somerton Lodge)
  (B) Charles Purdon of Lisnabin (b 1746, d 1790)
  m. (1773) Mary Nugent of Castle Richard
  (i) Edward Purdon of Lisnabin (b 1774, d 1867) had issue
  m. (01.1810) Margaret Eva Moore (d 1855)
  (ii) George Rodney Purdon had issue
  m. Mary MacMinn of Donaghadee
  (iii) Elizabeth Purdon
  m. Charles Marshall
(3) George Purdon of Curristown, Killucan, co. Westmeath
  m. _ Pigott
  (A) Henry Purdon of Curristown (b 1740, d 1804)
  m. (1772) _ Whiteway
  (i) George Purdon of Curristown, Sheriff (d 1829) had issue
  m. (1796) Rose Mitchell (dau of John Mitchell of Gore's Grove)
  (ii) Peter Purdon of Joristown, Killucan, Sheriff (d unm 1848)
  (iii) Elizabeth Jane Purdon (d 1864)
  m. (1800) Robert Edward Purdon of Huntingdon (d 1855) @@ above
  C. Elizabeth Purdon (d 1612)
  m. William Conway (d 1661)
  D. Mary Purdon
  m. Robert Conway (d 1602)
2. John Purdon
3. Jane Purdon (bur 21.07.1595)
  m. Adam Loftus, Archbishop of Dublin, Chancellor of Ireland (b c1533, d 05.04.1605)
4. Margaret Purdon (d 1618)
  m1. John Douglas
  m2. Thomas Jones, Archbishop of Dublin, Chancellor of Ireland (d 1619)

Main source(s): BIFR1976 (Purdon) with support as reported above
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