'Gorges3'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Gorges of Ballygawley, Gorges of Batcombe, Gorges of Catherine's Grove (Castlegrove), Gorges of Eye, Gorges of Kilbrew
[Much of this page was originally provided on Gorges2 but was moved here to facilitate expansion.]

Sir William Gorges of Birdcombe Court (a 1540, 1623)
1. Robert Gorges of Batcombe (2nd son)
m. (26.02.1575) Anne Webb (of Batcombe)
  A. Henry Gorges of Batcombe (b 1581, d 1649)
  m. Barbara Baynard (d c1650, dau of Thomas Baynard of Colerne)
  i. Thomas Gorges of Batcombe (b 1618, d 1671, Colonel)
  m1. Mary Sanford (dau of Martin Sanford of Ninehead Court)
  a. Thomas Gorges of Batcombe (d 1674)
  b. Henry Gorges (dsp in Barbados)
  c. Ferdinando Gorges of Batcombe (d c1688)
  d. Susan Gorges (d 17.04.1673)
  m. (29.06.1669) Rawlin Mallock of Cockington
  m2. Rose Alexander (d c1672, dau of Sir Jerome Alexander)
e. Alexander Gorges of Virginia (b 1660, d by 1688)
  m. Mary (widow of Robert Vaulx)
  f. Susan Gorges
  ii. John Gorges, Governor of Londonderry (b c1621, d 1680)
  m1. Edith Symes (of Somerset)
  a.+ 2 sons (dsp ?) - John, Henry
m2. Jane Blayney (dau of Henry Blayney, 2nd Lord)
  c. Henry Gorges of Coleraine (b 1667, d 1696, Colonel)
  m1. Alice Colley (dau of Dudley Colley of Castle Carberry)
  (1) daughter
m2. Jane Coote (dau of Hon. Richard Coote of Tullaghmain)
  (2) Henry Gorges 'of Somerset, co. Londonderry'
  (A) Elizabeth Gorges (b 1717, d 1814)
  m. Ralph Gore of Barrow Mount
  iii. Robert Gorges of Kilbrew and Kilmoon (b c1626, d 1701)
  m. Jane Loftus (b c1643, d 1728, dau of Sir Arthur Loftus of Rathfarnham)
  a. Richard Gorges of Kilbrew and Ballygawley (b 1662, d 12.04.1728, Lt. General)
  m1. (1704) Nichola Sophia Hamilton (d 1713, dau of Hugh Hamilton of Ballygally, 1st Lord of Glenawley)
(1) Richard Gorges of Kilbrew and Ballygawley (b c1708, d 1778)
  m. (1727) Elizabeth Fielding (dau of John Fielding, Governor of Jamaica)
  (A) Richard Gorges (dvp 1765, Lt. Colonel)
  m. Catherine Christmas (dau of Thomas Christmas of Whitfield)
  (i) son (dvp)
  (B) Hamilton Gorges of Kilbrew and Ballygawley (b 1739, d 14.06.1802, captain)
  m1. Anne Howard (dau of Gorges Edmond Howard)
  (i) Hamilton Gorges of Kilbrew (d 1838) had issue
  m1. (1797) Alicia French (d 1816, dau of Arthur French of French Park)
  m2. (sp) Frances Conyngham (dau of Rev. Lancelot King Conyngham)
  (ii) John Howard Gorges (b c1779, d 15.02.1826, rector of Hollymount) had issue
  m. (1808) Frances Richards (dau of Solomon Richards of Solsborough)
(iii) Isabella Gorges
  m1. Edward Cooke
  m2. Sir Henry Fane (General, CIC India)
  (iv) Elizabeth Gorges
  m. Thomas Vicars
(v) Susannah Gorges
  m. (21.05.1798) Rev. Hon. George Beresford (d 10.08.1842, of Descies family)
  (vi) Louisa Gorges (d unm)
  m2. (1793) Mary Spencer (dau of Conway Spencer)
  (C) Robert George Gorges (d 1802, rector of Kilbrew)
  (i) daughter
(D) Dorothy Sophia Gorges
  m. John Graham of Platten Hall
(E) Susannah Gorges
  m. Thomas Trotter of Duleek
  (F)+ other issue - John (dvpsp), 6 daughters
  (2) Hamilton Gorges of Catherine's Grove (Castlegrove), Sheriff of Dublin (b c1712, d 1786)
  m. Catherine Keating (dau of John Keating) ## see here ##
  (A) Sir Richard Gorges, later Gorges-Meredyth, Bart of Catherine's Grove (b 1735, d 1821)
  m. (1775) Mary Meredyth (dau of Arthur Francis Meredyth of Dollardstown)
(i) Mary Anne Gorges-Meredyth
  m. (01.10.1801) Sir Marcus Somerville, 4th Bart (d 11.07.1831)
  (3) Dorothy Gorges (d by 1777)
  m. (12.02.1726-7) John Cuffe, 1st Lord Desart (b 1683, d 26.06.1749)
  (4) Lucy Gorges (b 03.01.1711)
  m1. (02.08.1728) William St. Lawrence, 14th Lord Howth (b 11.01.1688, d 04.04.1748)
m2. Nicholas Weldon of Knocks (Gravelmount)
  m2. (12.1716) Dorothea Stopford (d 10.04.1728, dau of Col. James Stopford of New Hall)
  b. Elizabeth Gorges
  m. William Jackson of Coleraine
  c.+ other issue - Robert, Dorothy (d unm)
  iv. Ferdinando Gorges of Eye (b c1628, d 04.1701)
  m. Meliora Hilliard (d 1692, dau of Col. William Hilliard)
  a. Henry Gorges of Eye and The Mynde (b c1665, d 04.1718)
  m. Elizabeth Pye (bur 12.01.1708-9, dau of Robert Pye of The Mynde)
  The following is supported by Robinson (Hereford, 'Pye of the Mynde').
  (1) Robert Gorges of Eye (bpt 27.09.1702, bur unm 22.12.1727, 4th son)
  (2) Richard Gorges of Eye (bpt 15.09.1707, d 23/7.05.1749)
  m. (1729) Elizabeth Rodd (d 1760, dau of Dr. J. Rodd of Hereford)
  (A) Richard Gorges of Eye, Sheriff of Herefordshire (d 1780?, MP)
  The following is supported by MGH (NS5 vol 2 (1916-7), p209+).
  m. (05.1757) Frances Fettiplace (b 1738, d 1800, dau of Thomas Fettiplace of (Childrey &) Swinbrook)
(i) Richard Gorges, later Gorges-Fettiplace of Swinbrook & Childrey (bpt 23.12.1757, dsp 21.05.1860)
  (ii) Thomas Gorges (bpt 27.06.1759, Colonel)
  partner unknown
  (a) Sarah Gorges (b c1781, d 21.01.1863)
  m. Camden Gray Maclellan, 10th Lord Kircudbright (b 20.04.1774, d 19.04.1832)
  (iii) Frances Gorges
  m. _ Gwynne
  (iv) Elizabeth Gorges (d before 1843)
  m1. (1781) Charles Graham, younger of Netherby (dvp 15.02.1782)
  m2. (17.04.1784) Charles Henry Sheldon (d before 1843)
  (v) Meliora Gorges (dsp before 20.07.1843)
  m. Deliverance Dacre of London & Southlawn
(vi) Arabella Gorges (dsp before 01.1840)
  m. John Gwynne of Crickhowell (dsp by 04.1852)
  (vii) Mary Gorges
  m. (1807) Thynne Howe Gwynne of Buckland then Whittington House
  (viii)+ other issue (d unm) - Diana Frances, Anne, Charlotte
  (B) Elizabeth Gorges
  m1. Robert Dobyns of Evesbatch, later Yate of Bromesberrow (b 1728, d 10.01.1766)
  m2. _ Warden
  (3)+ other issue - Ferdinando (bur 12.04.1706), Henry (d young), Francis (d infant), Meliora (d infant), Elizabeth (d infant), Barbara (bpt 06.02.1705-7), Mary (bpt 12.01.1708-9)
  b. Barbara Gorges (b c1657, a 1714)
  m. (1674/5, div) Thomas Coningsby, Earl of Coningsby (b 1656, d 01.05.1729)
  c. Meliora Gorges
  m. Sir John Hely (judge)
  B.+ other issue - Edward, 7 daughters

Main source(s): BLG1952 ('Gorges formerly of Wraxall') with support as reported above
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