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Families covered: Conyngham of Mount Charles, Conyngham of Slane, Conyngham of Spring Hill

                               
BP1934 reports that "The ancient family of Conyngham is originally from Scotland." It is noted that 'Conyngham' is a variation of 'Cunningham' and that the branch of that family which is (arguably) most associated with that variation is that of Glengarnock.
Alexander Conyngham of Mount Charles, co. Donegal (d 03.09.1660, Dean of Raphoe, to Ireland from Scotland)
m. Marian Murray (dau of John Murray of Broughton)
1. Sir Albert Conyngham (Lt. General)
m. Margaret Leslie (dau of Henry Leslie, Bishop of Meath)
  A. Henry Conyngham of Slane, co. Meath (d 1705-6, Major General)
  m. (09.12.1696) Mary Williams (d 12.1710, dau/heir of Sir John Williams, 2nd Bart of Minster Court, widow of Charles Petty, Lord Shelburne)
  i. William Conyngham of Slane (d 26.10.1738)
  ii. Henry Conyngham, 1st Lord Conyngham of Mount Charles, Earl Conyngham (b 1705, dsp 03.04.1781)
By special limitation, the barony (but not the earldom) passed to Henry's nephew, Francis Pierpont Burton, who assumed the name Conyngham.
  m. (12.1744) Ellen Merrett (b 1718-9, d 15.06.1816, dau/heir of Solomon Merrett of St. Olave's)
  iii. Mary Conyngham (d 1737)
  m. Francis Burton of Buncraggy (b 01.12.1696, d 20.03.1744)
2. Katherine Conyngham probably of this generation
  m. John Leslie, Bishop of the Isles then of Raphoe then of Clogher (d 04.09.1671)
3. Margaret Conyngham probably of this generation
  m. Alexander Montgomery
4. Isabella Conyngham probably of this generation
m. James Leslie (Colonel)
5.+ other issue - 3 sons, 2 daughters, 18 others (d infant)
  We speculate that one of the younger sons was father of the following Henry. This is because of the family connection (the daughter of the above Katherine & Bishop John Leslie was mother of the undermentioned Andrew Hamilton), the general location (in co. Donegal), and the shared spelling of the family name. Note that we have NOT yet seen any real evidence to support this possible connection.
  A. Henry Conyngham of Castle Conyngham, co. Donegal
  TCB (vol 5, 'Hamilton of Manor Cuningham', p382) notes that Sarah's father "is frequently (though incorrectly) called 'Sir William Conyngham, Baronet' ... (who) is a wholly imaginary person who never existed".
  i. Sarah Conyngham (heir)
  m. Andrew Hamilton (d 22.09.1753, Archdeacon of Raphoe)

 

 

A "Scottish Protestant (who) settled in the townland of Ballindrum, in which Spring Hill is situated" was ...
William Cunningham (a 1609)
1. ?? Cunningham or Conyngham
Uncertain on number of intervening generations.
  A. ?? Conyngham of Spring Hill, co. Londonderry
  i. George Conyngham of Spring Hill (d 1765)
  m. (03.08.1721) Anne Peacock (dau of Dr. _ Peacock of Cultra)
  a. William Conyngham of Spring Hill (b 29.04.1723, dsp 1784)
  m. (31.08.1775) Jane Hamilton (dau of James Hamilton of Brown Hall, relict of John Hamilton of Castefin)
  b. David Conyngham, later of Spring Hill (dsp)
c. John Conyngham (d unm 1775)
  d. Anne Conyngham
  m. (13.06.1745) Clotworth Lenox of Londonderry (son of John Lenox (son of James, MP for Derry ) by Rebecca Upton)
  (1) George Lenox, later Lenox-Conyngham of Spring Hill
  m1. (11.04.1779) Jane Hamilton (d 20.02.1793, dau of John Hamilton of Castlefin)
  (A) William Lenox-Conyngham of Spring Hill, Sheriff of co. Tyrone then Londonderry (b 09.01.1792) had issue
  m. (07.0.1819) Charlotte Melosina Staples (d 1847, dau of John Staples of Lissan)
  m2. (05.04.1794) Olivia Irvine (dau of William Irvine of Castle Irvine)
  (B) George Lenox-Conyngham had issue
  m. Elizabeth Holmes (dau/heir of Robert Holmes of Dublin)
  (C) Sophia Lenox-Conyngham (d 24.06.1854)
  m. (10.01.1814) A(ndrew) G(odfrey) Stuart of co. Tyrone
  (D) Anna Lenox-Conyngham
  m. C.A. Nicholson of Balrath
  (E) Harriett Lenox-Conyngham
  m. Joseph Portlock (Captain)
  (F) Eliza Lenox-Conyngham
  (2)+ other issue - John, Clotworthy, Rebecca

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (originally uploaded to CZmisc06 on 23.06.09) : BP1934 ('Conyngham')
(2) For lower section : BLGI1912 ('Lenox-Conyngham of Spring Hill')
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