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Families covered: Loftus of Anneville, Loftus of Clara Castle, Loftus of Clonard, Loftus of Ely(e), Loftus of Fethard, Loftus of Killyon (Killyan), Loftus of Loftus Hall, Loftus of Monasterevan, Loftus of Mount Loftus, Loftus of Rathfarnham, Loftus of Richfield

                               
Edward Loftus of Swineshead
1. Robert Loftus
A. Adam Loftus of Monasterevan, Chancellor of Ireland, 1st Viscount of Ely or Elye (b 1568, d 1643, 2nd son)
  m. (1597) Sarah Bathow (d 01.08.1650, widow of Richard Meredyth, Bishop of Leighlin)
  i. Sir Robert Loftus (dvp 11.10.1640)
  m. (08.1621) Elinor Ruishe (d 05.1639, dau of Sir Francis Ruishe or Rushe)
  a. Anne Loftus
  m. Richard Lennard Barrett of Bellhouse or Belhus (d 1696)
ii. Edward Loftus of Monasterevan, 2nd Viscount of Elye (d 11.04.1680)
  m. (28.02.1635) Jane Lindley (d 14.11.1684, dau of Arthur Lindley of Middleham Castle)
  a. Arthur Loftus, 3rd Viscount of Elye (bpt 18.06.1644, d 06.11.1725)
  The later viscountcy in this famiy was a new creation (see below).
  m1. (c12.1675) Douglas Savage (dsp dau of William Savage of Castle Rheban)
  m2. (c12.1676) Anne Hawkins (d 17.03.1701/2, dau of William Hawkins of Dublin)
  (1) Jane Loftus (d 1713)
  m. (24.08.1699) Charles Moore, 'Lord Moore' (bpt 01.12.1676, dvp 21.05.1714)
  m3. (02.04.1706) Letitia Rowley (dsp 19.07.1765, dau of Sir John Rowley of Castle Roe)
  b. Sarah Loftus
  m. Charles Kirke (b 04.09.1633, d 1664)
iii. Alice Loftus (d 13.06.1649)
  m. Charles Moore, 2nd Viscount of Drogheda (b c1603, d 07.08.1643)
  iv.+ 2 sons and 1 daughter
2. Adam Loftus, Archbishop of Armagh then Dublin, Chancellor of Ireland (b c1533, d 05.04.1605)
  m. Jane Purdon (dau of Adam Purdon of Lurgan Race or Lurganrace)
  A. Sir Dudley Loftus of Rathfarnham Castle (b 1561)
  m. Anne Bagenal (dau of Sir Nicholas Bagenal of Newry)
i. Sir Adam Loftus of Rathfarnham (Vice Treasurer)
  m. Jane Vaughan (dau of Walter Vaughan of Golden Grove)
  a. Sir Arthur Loftus of Rathfarnham
  m. (1624) Dorothy Boyle (dau of Richard Boyle, Earl of Cork)
  (1) Adam Loftus, Viscount Lisburne (d 1690)
  m. Lucia Brydges (dau of George Brydges, 6th Lord Chandos)
(A) Lucy Loftus (d 05.02.1715-6)
  m. (07.1692) Thomas Wharton, 1st Marquess of Wharton (b 08.1648, d 12.04.1716)
  (2) Letitia Loftus
  m. Thomas Coningsby of Hampton Court
  (3) Eleanor or Ellen Loftus
  m. Theobald Bourke, 4th Viscount Mayo (dsp 05.06.1676)
  (4) Jane Loftus (b c1643, d 1728)
  m. Robert Gorges of Kilbrew (b c1626, d 1701)
b. Lettice or Anne Loftus (d 26.10.1633) apparently of this generation
  m. Richard Parsons (dvp)
  m2. Kean O'Hara of Coolany & Annaghmore (d 1675)
  c. Mary Loftus probably of this generation
  m. Thomas Boyd of Dublin
  (1) Letitia/Lettice Boyd (d before 20.12.1707)
  m1. (07.1682) William Boyd, 2nd Earl of Kilmarnock (b c1663-4, d 20.05.1692)
  m2. John Gardiner or Gardner
d. Sarah Loftus apparently of this generation
  m1. John Itchingham of Dunbrody
  m2. Sir Thomas Dancer, Bart
  e. Margaret Loftus (d by 1698, 5th dau) probably of this generation
  m. (sp) Sir Walter Borrowes of Gilltown, 2nd Bart (b c1620, d 1685)
  ii. Nicholas Loftus of Fethard (b 1592, d 1666)
  m. (1623) Margaret Chetham (dau of Thomas Chetham of Nuthurst and Hacketstown)
  a. Sir Nicholas Loftus of Fethard (b 1635)
  m1. Susan Adderley (dau of Thomas Adderley of Innishannon)
  (1) Margaret Loftus
  m. Thomas Mildmay of Lisburn
m2. Eleanor Butler (dau of Sir Edmund Butler, Bart of Garryhundon)
  (2)+ other issue - sons (dsp), daughters
  b. Henry Loftus of Loftus Hall (b 1636, d 1716)
  m1. Amy Gorges (dau of John Gorges of Coleraine)
  (1) Margaret Loftus probably of this generation, of this marriage
  m. Highgate Boyd of Rosslare
(A) Mary Boyd
  m. John Wigram
  (2) Jane Loftus (d 03.03.1734) probably of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m. Thomas Cosby (d 05.1735, Major)
  (3)+ other issue - son (d young), daughter
  m2. Anne Crewkern (dau of Henry Crewkern of Exeter)
  (5) Nicholas Loftus of Loftus Hall, Governor of Wexford, 1st Viscount of Ely (b c1687, d 31.12.1763)
  This viscountcy was a new creation, distinct from the earlier one in the family (see above).
  m1. (after 1706) Anne Ponsonby (dau of William Ponsonby, 1st Viscount Duncannon)
  (A) Nicholas Loftus, later Hume-Loftus, 2nd Viscount, 1st Earl of Ely (d 31.10.1766)
  m. (18.08.1736) Mary Hume (d 10.1740, dau of Sir Gustavus Hume or Home, 3rd Bart of Castle Hume)
(i) Nicholas Hume-Loftus, 2nd Earl of Ely, 3rd Viscount (b 11.09.1738, d unm 12.11.1769)
  (B) Henry Loftus, 4th Viscount of Ely, Earl of Ely (b 18.11.1709, dsp 08.05.1783)
  m1. (1745) Frances Munroe (d 08.1774, dau of Henry Munroe of Rose Hall)
  m2. (1775) Anne Bonfoy (d 14.08.1821, dau of Captain Hugh Bonfoy)
  (C) Mary Loftus
  m. (05.1734) William Alcock of Wilton (d 1779)
  (D) Anne Loftus (b 08.11.1718, d 10.11.1768)
  m. Charles Tottenham of New Ross (b 1716, d 10.11.1795)
  (E) Elizabeth Loftus (d 06.1747)
  m. (31.12.1736) Sir John Tottenham, 1st Bart of Tottenham Green (d 29.12.1786)
  Their son assumed the name Loftus and became 1st Marquess of Ely.
  m2. Letitia Rowley (dsp 19.07.1765, dau of Sir John Rowley of Castle Roe)
  partner(s) unknown
  (F) Sir Edward Loftus, 1st Bart of Mount Loftus and Richfield (b c1742, bur 17.05.1818)
m. (17.03.1758) Ann Read (bur 03.08.1818, dau of Rev. Paul Read)
  (i) Sir Nicholas Loftus, 2nd Bart of Mount Loftus and Richfield, Sheriff of Kilkenny then Wexford (b c1763, d unm 16.08.1832)
  (ii) Sir Francis Hamilton Loftus, 3rd Bart of Mount Loftus and Richfield (d unm 12.03.1864)
  (G) Nicholas Loftus
  (6) Henry Loftus (d unm)
  c. Anne Loftus (b 08.02.1630, d 02.01.1690) probably of this generation
  m. (c01.05.1649) Nicholas Bolton of Brazeel & Bective
  d. Phoebe Loftus probably of this generation
  m. (1650) John Otway
  e. Eleanor Loftus (b 01.12.1641, d 03.09.1700, 5th dau) probably of this generation
  m. John Cliffe (a 1680, Secretary-at-War for Cromwell in Ireland)
  iii. Edward Loftus of Ballynebarney had issue
m. Anne Hartpole (dau of G. Hartpole of Shrule)
  iv. Samuel Loftus had issue
  m. Mary Bagenal (dau of N. Bagenal)
  B. Sir Edward Loftus (d 10.05.1601)
  The following comes from Lodge (vol 1, 1754, 'Brabazon, Earl of Meath', p182).
  m. Anne Duke (d 06.07.1601, dau of Sir Henry Duke of Castle Jordan)
  i. daughter (d 21.07.1601)
  C. Sir Thomas Loftus of Killyon (Killyan) and Clonard (d 14/01.12.1635, Constable of Wicklow Castle, 4th son)
  m. Ellen Hartpole (dau of Robert Hartpole of Shrule)
  i. Sir Dudley Loftus of Killyon or Killyan and Clonard (d 1648, 2nd son)
  m. Cecilia Ware (dau of Sir James Ware)
a. Thomas Loftus of Killyon and Clonard
  m1. Susanna Elkenhead (dau of Henry Elkenhead)
  (1) Dudley Loftus of Killyan (d 1714)
  m. Anne Smyth (dau of Thomas Smyth of Dromcree)
  (A) Thomas Loftus of Killyan
  m1. Alice Rochford (dsp 13.07.1748, sister of Robert Rochford, 1st Earl of Belvedere)
  m2. (1759) Jane Perceval (dau of Robert Perceval of Knightsbrook)
(i) Dudley Loftus of Killyan (d 1807)
  m. (1795) Jane Gore (d 1831, dau of Earl of Arran)
  (a) Dudley Loftus (d young)
  (b) Catherine Loftus
  m. Sir George Rich
(c) Elizabeth Georgina Loftus (d 11.09.1880)
  m1. Thomas Lowther Allen (dsp, Colonel)
  m2. (1817) William Magan
  (ii) Anne Loftus presumably the Ann Lucinda who married ...
  m. William Thomas Smyth of Glananea (d 1818)
  (iii)+ other issue - Jane, Martha
  (B) Arthur Loftus (d unm, Major)
(C) Edward Loftus of Grange and Clara (d 02.03.1785)
  m. Letitia Loftus (dau of Robert Loftus of King's County)
  (i) Dudley Loftus of Anneville and Clara Castle (d 07.08.1805)
  m. Ann Ash (dau of Joseph Ash of Ashfield)
  (a) Edward Loftus of Anneville and Clara (dsp 1824)
  m. Ruth Faulkner of Ballyrickard
  (b)+ other issue - Susanna, Anne
  (D) Smyth Loftus (vicar of Coolock)
  m. Sarah Smith (dau of Brent Smith of Dublin)
  (i)+ issue (dsp) - Dudley, Thomas, Alice
(E) Susanna Loftus
  m. Joseph Ashe of Ashfield
  (F) Elizabeth Loftus
  m. Laurence Steel of Rathbridge
  (2) Edward Loftus of Grange (dsp 1737)
  m. Susanna Cory
  (3) Cecilia Loftus
  m1. Walter Weldon of Rahenderry
  m2. Jones Eustace
  m3. Adam Kidder
(4)+ other issue (dsp) - Anne, Susanna
  m2. Letitia Digby (dau of Essex Digby, Bishop of Dromore)
  (6) Adam Loftus (d infant)
  (7) Simon Loftus (d c1741, Lt. Colonel)
  m. Hannah Johnson (dau of Henry Johnson of Clara Castle)
  (A) Arthur Loftus of Clara Castle (dsp 1781)
  m. Dorothy Weatherhead of Boston, New England
  (B) Henry Loftus of Dublin (b c1727, d 12.1792, MP)
  m. Diana Bullock (dau of William Bullock of Sturston Hall)
(i) Thomas Loftus (dsp 1791, Captain)
  m. Mary Palliser (dau of Rev. ?? Palliser of Rathfarnham)
  (ii) William Loftus of Kilbride and London (b 1752, d 15.07.1831, General)
  m1. (18.02.1778) Margaret King (d 1786, dau of Mackerell King of Lissen or Lesson Hall)
  (a) Henry Loftus (dsp 1823, Colonel)
  (b) William Francis Bentinck Loftus (b 17.08.1784, d 13.09.1852, Lt. General) had issue
  m. (09.10.1819) Margaret Harriet Langrishe (d 07.08.1874, dau of Archdeacon Langrishe)
  (c) Mary Anne Loftus
  m. Henry Duke Loftus (dsp 1822, Major) @@ below
  (d) Harriet Loftus
  m. (04.08.1804) Thomas Bourke Ricketts of Combe House
  m2. (07.05.1790) Elizabeth Townshend (d 1811, dau of George, 1st Marquess Townshend)
  (e) George Colby Loftus of Woodland (b 15.02.1791, d 05.11.1861, Lt. Colonel)
  m. (1821) Catherine Feaver (dsp 13.12.1842, dau of John Feaver of Woodland)
  (f) Arthur Loftus of Clare Hall (b 07.07.1795, d 08.02.1884) had issue
  m. (10.08.1836) Mary Anne Ray Clayton (d 14.09.1856, dau of Rev. William Ray Clayton)
(g) Charles Loftus of Wyndham Lodge (b 21.09.1796) had issue (1 daughter)
  m1. (02.1825) Jane Dixon (dau of Col. John Dixon of Gledhow)
  m2. (04.02.1869) Ann Sophia Louth (dau of Rev. Robert Louth)
  m3. (17.11.1880) Mary Lowry (dau of Rev. J. Lowry)
  (h) Ferrers Loftus (b 24.06.1798, d 09.10.1877) had issue
  m. (11.10.1832) Louisa Bastard (dau of Rev. John Bastard of West Lodge)
  (i) Frederick Loftus (b 17.11.1799, dsp 03.12.1860, Captain)
  m. (1833) Frances Phayre (dau of Richard Phayre of Shrewsbury)
  (j) Charlotte Loftus (d 21.03.1866)
  m. (24.03.1812) Charles Vere Ferrers Townshend (b 16.09.1785, dsp 05.11.1853)
(k) Elizabeth Georgiana Ann Loftus (d 05.11.1873) had issue
  m. (1834) George Best of Eastbury House
  (l) Ann Harriet Margaret Loftus (d 1825)
  (m) Jane Perceval Compton Loftus
  m. (07.09.1833) H. Corbet Singleton of Aclare
  (iii) Arthur Loftus (Rev.)
  m. Ellen Gifford (dau of Duke Gifford of Castle Jordan by Mary, dau of Alexander Eustace)
  (a) Henry Duke Loftus (dsp 1822, Major)
  m. Mary Ann Loftus (dau of William Loftus of Kilbride) @@ above
  (b) Arthur Loftus of Rathangan (d 05.1861, Captain RN) had issue
  m. Anne Abigail Grey (dau of John Grey of Athuy and Rathangan)
  (c) William Thomas Loftus (d 1825, Captain RN) had issue (d young)
  m. Ellen Brady (dau of Capt. William Felix Brady)
  (C) Dudley Loftus (d Carthagena c1741)
  (D) Mary Loftus
  m. Rev. John Elrington
  (8) Susanna Loftus
m1. Francis Obre of Cloncolin
  m2. Thomas Richard Barlow
  b. Elizabeth Loftus
  m. Jeremy Jones
  c. Elenor Loftus
  Commoners shows Eleanor as married to a Duckenfield. BEB1841 (Tyrrell of Lynn, in Ireland section) shows she married as follows:
  m1. George Colley of Edenberg
  m2. William Duckenfield (Colonel)
  m3. Sir Edward Tyrrell of Lynn, Bart (a 1688)
  (1) Catherine Tyrell
  m. Robert Edgeworth of Longwood
  ii. Adam Loftus 'of Ballymanus'
  m. Dorcas Cosby (dau of Richard Cosby of Stradbally)
  a. Ellen Loftus
  m. Vincent Kidder of Aghabointte
  b. Ann Loftus
  m. Thomas Beardmore
  c. Martha Loftus
  m. Walter Taylor
  d.+ 3 sons (d infant)
iii. Edward Loftus of Ballynurgyn
  m. Mary Bryan (dau of James Bryan of Whiteswall)
  a. Thomas Loftus of Whiteswall
  m. Thomasin Oxburgh (dau of Haywood Oxburgh of Boyn)
  (1)+ issue - Thomas, Edward (had issue)
  iv. Jane Loftus
  m. John Bryan of Baunemore
a. Eleanor Bryan (a 11.1673)
  m. Pierce Butler, 2nd Viscount Ikerrin (b 03.09.1637)
  v. Anne Loftus (d 1673) probably of this generation
  m. Francis Cosby of Stradbally Hall
  vi.+ other issue - Sir Edward (dsp), Francis (d unm)
  D. Anne Loftus (a 06.1630, 5th daughter)
  m1. Henry Colley of Castle Carbery (d 1601)
  m2. George Blount of Donasse or Kidderminster (captain)
  i. Elizabeth Blount this connection given in BP1934 (Kingston)
  m. Robert Blayney of Tregonan
m3. (before 13.06.1605) Edward Blayney, 1st Lord of Monaghan (d 11.02.1629/30)
  E. Alice Loftus
  m. Sir Henry Warren of Warrenstown
  F. Margaret Loftus
  m. Sir George Colley of Edenderry (d 17.01.1614)
  G. Dorothy Lofuts (d 08.07.1633)
  m. Sir John Moore of Croghan (d 26.04.1633)
  H. Katherine Loftus (or Jane, according to Commoners)
  m1. Sir Francis Berkeley of Askeaton
  m2. Henry Berkeley
  I. Isabella Loftus (d 11.11.1597 / 1612)
  m. Sir William Ussher of Donnybrook
  J. Martha Loftus (d 19.03.1609)
  m. Sir Thomas Colclough of Tintern Abbey
  K+ other issue - Adam (dsp 29.05.1599), Henry (d young)

Main source(s):
(1) BP1934 (Ely) with input/support from BE1883 (Loftus of Elye, of Ely, Lisburne), TCP (Ely) and TCB (vol v).
(2) BLG1886 (Loftus of Balcummin and Oldtown), Commoners (vol i, Loftus of Kilbride)
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