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Families covered: Persse of Moyode Castle, Persse of Persse Park (Killeen), Persse of Roxborough, Persse of Spring Garden

"believed to have come to Ireland from Northumberland" was ...
Robert Persse or Pearse or Pierce (d 1612, vicar of Carogh, Downings & Clare)
m. Jane de Burgh
1/2/3. Francis Persse of Killadirge, co. Wicklow (d 05.1640)
  m. Eleanor Walsh
A.+ issue - George, Henry, Oliver, Mary, Elizabeth
2/3/1. Edward Persse or Pearsse, Pearse, Pierce or Pierse of Luttrellstown (d 1642, vicar of Caroth, Straffan & Curragh)
3/2/1. Henry Persse of Clane, co. Kildare (d before 11.07.1673)
  A. Dudley Persse or Pearse or Peirse or Piers or Peirce of Spring Garden, later of Roxborough (co. Galway) (b 1625, d 1700, Archdeacon of Tuam, Dean of Kilmacduagh, 2nd son?)
  m. (after 1650) Sarah Crofton (dau of John Crofton of Lissadorn Castle)
i. Henry Persse of Roxborough, Sheriff of co. Galway (d 12.02.1733)
  m. (27.06.1688) Mary Stratford (dau of Robert Stratford, aunt of John, 1st Earl of Aldborough)
  a. Robert Persse of Roxborough, Sheriff of co. Galway (d 15.05.1781)
  m. (21.02.1727) Elizabeth Parsons (dau of William Parsons, sister of Sir Laurence, 1st Bart of Birr Castle)
(1) William Persse of Roxborough, Sheriff of co. Galway (b 1728, d 1802, 2nd son)
  m. (c1750) Sarah Blakeney (d 1792, dau of Col. John Blakeney of Abbert, cousin)
  (A) Robert Persse of Roxborough & Castleboy, Sheriff of co. Galway (b 24.06.1783, d 01.1850)
  m. (29.05.1801) Maria Wade (d 1810, dau of Samuel Wade of Carrowmore)
  (i) Dudley Persse of Roxborough, Sheriff of co. Galwa (b 19.02.1802, d 07.09.1878) had issue
  m1. (11.1826) Katherine O'Grady (d 11.12.1829, dau of 1st Viscount Guillamore)
  m2. (07.1833) Frances Barry (d 22.03.1896, dau of Col. Richard Barry of Castle Cor)
  (ii) Robert Henry Persse of Castleboy, co. Galway (b 07.12.1806, d 1884) had issue
  m. (1828) Katherine Isabella Seymour (dau of Col. Charles Seymour of Somerset (co. Galway))
  (iii) William Persse (b 15.09.1809, d 10.06.1860, Captain) had issue (1 dau)
  m. Frances Wade (d 27.10.1894, dau of Thomas Wade of Fairfield)
  (iv) Sarah Persse (d 13.11.1841)
m. (18.08.1829) Richard Booth Eyre (d 26.07.1884, rector of Eyrecourt, son of Richard of Hassop Park)
  (v) Maria Persse (d 27.08.1899)
  m. (01.05.1825) Denis Arthur Bingham, 3rd Lord Clanmorris (d 24.02.1847)
  (vi) Eliza Persse
  m. (1825) Thomas Warren White
(vii) Caterine Persse
  m. Abel Onge
  (B) William Blakeney Persse
  m. Anne Blood (dau of Neptune Blood of Applevale)
  (i) William Nicholas Persse had issue
(ii) Maria Marcella Persse
  m. William Blair of Cappa
  (C) Parsons Persse
  (D) Henry Stratford Persse (d 26.10.1833)
  BIFR1976 ('Persse') identifies Henry's wife Anne as dau of Col. Thomas Sadleir of Sopwell Hall but BIFR1976 ('Trench') identifies her as ...
  m. (1792) Anne Sadleir (dau of Henry Sadleir, Sheriff then Mayor of Cork)
  (i) Theophilus Blakeney Persse in USA (b 27.03.1806, d 13.12.1880, 7th son) had issue
  m. (10.02.1829) Mary Anne Edwards (dau of Hon, John Edwards of New York)
(ii) Thomas Moore Persse (d 1884) had issue
  m. (09.04.1840) Margaret Hickman (dau of Edward Shadwell Hickman)
  (iii) Sally Persse
  m. (1829) Stephen Creagh
  (iv) Matilda (Mattie) Persse (d 23.06.1862)
  m. (24.11.1825) Burton De Burgh Persse of Moyode Castle (d 31.08.1859) @1@ below
(v)+ other issue - William (b c1794), Henry Sadleir of Castle Lambert & New Castle Galway (b c1795, d unm 05.09.1832), Robert 9had issue), Parsons, Dudley (to USA), Richard (to USA), Frank, Burton
  (E) Elizabeth Persse
  m. William Worth Newenham (son of Sir Edward)
  (2) Robert Persse (dsp 1758)
  m. (14.06.1756) Anne Brooke (dau of Sir Arthur Brooke, 1st Bart of Colebrooke)
  (3) Parsons Persse (5th son)
  m. (09.6.1770)
(A) Parsons Persse of Castle Turven, co. Galway had issue (1 dau)
  (4) Burton Persse of Moyode Castle, co. Galway (b 1746, d 1831)
  m. (13.01.1770) Sarah Pennefather
  (A) Burton Persse of Moyode Castle, Sheriff of co. Galway (d 31.08.1859) had issue
  m1. (02.01.1820) Anchoretta Eyre (d 27.04.1824, dau of Col. Giles Eyre of Eyrecourt Castle)
  m2. (24.11.1825) Matilda Persse (d 23.06.1862, dau of Henry Stratford Persse of co. Galway, cousin) @1@ above
  (B) William Persse (b 1788, d 1849, Colonel) had issue
  m. Arabella Moore (dau of Judge Moore of Lamberton)
  (C) Maria Persse (d 26.05.1832)
  m. Kingsmill Pennefather (d 1819, Lt. Colonel)
(D) Eliza Persse
  m. (1791) Walter Lambert of Castle Lambert (d 12.1824)
  (E) Frances Persse (d 1837)
  m. _ Graham (major)
  (F)+ other issue (d unm) - Sarah, Matilda, Grace Anne (d 1853)
  (5) Sarah Persse
  m. (27.07.1764) Sir Richard St. George, 1st Bart of Woodsgift (d 1789)
(6)+ other issue - Henry (dsp), Dudley
  b. Francis Persse of Ballymerret, Sheriff of co. Galway (a 1734) had issue
  m. Sarah Skerrett of Drumgriffin
  c. Grace Persse
  m. John Blakeney of Abbert (d 21.07.1747, Colonel)
  ii. William Persse of Spring Garden, Sheriff of co. Galway (d before 1747)
  m. Alice Fox (a 1747, dau of Charles Fox of Fox Hall)
a. David Persse (d unm 02.09.1745)
  b. Patrick Persse of Spring Garden & Loughrea, Sheriff of co. Galway (d c1801)
  m1. Mary French (dau of Patrick French (ffrench) of Monivea)
  (1) William Persse of Spring Garden & Hollymount (d 1813, rector of Tynagh)
  m. Frances Browne (dau of Dominick Browne of Woodstock)
  (A) Patrick Persse (b c1780, d 1840) had issue
  m. (1815) Caroline Isabella Morgan (dau of Charles Morgan of Monksfield & Kilcolgan)
  (B) Dominick Persse of Rathmelton (co. Donegal) & Spring Garden (b 1782, d 24.01.1867) had issue
  m. (11.11.1813) Katherine Henderson of Hollymount (d 24.01.1867)
  (C) David Dudley Persse of Sandra Lodge, co. Galway (b c1786, d 1837, 4th son) had issue
  m. Sarah Persse (d 1840, dau of Henry Persse of Persse Park) @2@ below
  (D) ? daughter
  m. _ Rainsford
  (E)+ other issue - William (d unm Cuidad Rodrigo 1812), Sarah
  (2) Jane Persse
  m. Matthew Shawe of Dublin
  (3) Mary Persse (a 1814)
  m. Rev. Joseph FitzPatrick of tynagh
  (4) Nichola Persse (d unm)
m2. Mary Barrett (d 09.1811, widow of _ Lewis)
  (5) Patrick Persse of Brompton (Middlesex) & Tunbridge Wells (Kent) (b 1768, d unm 1840)
  (6) Mary Ann Persse
  m. (08.07.1800) John H. Burke of co. Galway
  c. Henry Persse of Dublin & Athloe, later of Killeen (Persse Park) (d before 03.05.1764)
  m. (11.02.1723) Sarah Clifford (d before 1759, dau of Knight Clifford of Dublin)
(1) John Persse of Killeen (Persse Park) (a 1727)
  m. Mary Galbraith (dau of Major Hugh Galbraith)
  (A) Henry Persse of Persse Park (Ballinaloe, co. Galway) (d by 1826)
  (i) Maria Persse of Persse Park
  m. (28.06.1803) Patrick Egan
  (ii) Sarah Persse (d 1840)
  m. David Dudley Persse (d 1837) @2@ above
  (B) Catherine Persse
  m. William Lancaster of Laney
  (C) Sarah Persse
  (2) Sarah Persse
  m. Jonathan Harding of Derrykeel
d. Alice Persse (d before 17.09.1781)
  m. Waterhouse Sheppy (d before 13.07.1764, vicar of Aghadowne)
  iii. Catherine Persse
  m. Hugh Galbraith of Cappard (Major)
  iv. Alice Persse (a 1733)
  m1. William Colles (Captain, son of Provost Marshal Charles of Magheramore)
  m2. John Prendergast of Rathmore
  v. daughter
  m. Rev. William Nethercost
  vi. daughter
  m. _ Ormsby of Tobervaddy
  vii. daughter
  m. _ Hickman of Kylemore
  viii. Sarah Persse
  m. (1671) John Blakeney of Castle Blakeney (d 1691)
  ix. daughter
  m. _ Walsh
  B.+ other issue - Robert, Sybil

Main source(s): BIFR1976 ('Persse')
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