30 April 1740 Will of Thomas WHITNEY,
Newpass alias Derrydown, Killucan, co. Westmeath Ireland,
mentioned his brother BOLEYN WHITNEY,
his sister Ann Upton & her husband Ambrose Upton,
his brother Shuckburgh Whitney.
Thomas Whitney's lands, etc., were "castles, towns and lands of Newpass, Rathowen, COLEMORE, COLEBEGG, Win(d)town, Ballygarron, Ballydorey" and others in Co. Westmeath.
Boleyn Whitney was nephew of Mrs. Robert Adair of co. Longford, Dublin City, and of "Hollybrook" co. Wicklow,
and was mentioned in Mrs. Adair's will of 1747.
29 Sep 1716, Will of Robert Cole of Ballymackey, co. Tipperary,
mentions Thomas Whitney and Lady Anne Cole his wife.
Boleyn Whitney m. 1719 at St. Anne, Dublin, Ireland to Mary Vanbobbart.
Charles Fox, Esq., (of Lanesborough ? refer Butler family)
eventually of Fox Hall, as heir to his elder brother,
m. Miss Whitney, (dau. of Col. Whitney, of Newpass & wife Miss Boleyn,
aunt of 1st Visc Wicklow), and d. 1747 having one son.
(Burke’s Landed Gentry)
(refer to ditty about Robert Adair of Hollybrook, Dublin
and of wine firm of Butler, Aldridge & Adair, going to Foxhall,
and a ditty to tune of “Adair of Derrydown”).
Col. the Right Hon. John Eyre accompanied Gen. Ludlow to Ireland,
and after the restoration of Charles II. was returned to Parliament
for the town of Galway, and received a patent from the Crown,
dated 1662, granting to him the Manor of Eyrecourt
and other lands in Galway and Kerry.
He m. 1662 Mary Bigoe, dau of Philip Bigoe, High Sheriff of Kings Co,
and died in 1684, leaving issue :
John Eyre, of Eyrecourt, m. Feb. 7, 1677, Margery Preston,
.....(dau of Sir Geo Preston & niece of Duchess of Ormond).
......and d. 1704, leaving issue:
1. George Eyre, of Eyrecourt, m. Barbara, dr. of Lord Conningsby.
2. John Eyre m. Rose Plunket, dr. of Lord Louth.
3. Mary Eyre m. the Right Hon. Geo. Evans, M.P.
4. Elizabeth Eyre m. Richard Trench, M.P. for Garbally.
5. Emelia Eyre m. (1) Rev. W. Wilson; (2) John Rochfort.
6. Margery Eyre m. Shuckburg Witney (Whitney) of New Ross.
7. Jane Eyre.
Any information on Adair and/or Whitney families appreciated.Thankyou.