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Families covered: Piers of Tristernagh Abbey

Richard Piers of Piers Hall, Yorkshire
1. William Piers of Tristernagh Abbey (co. Westmeath), Governor of Carrickfergus (d 1602, to Ireland in 1566)
  Thoresby shows William as son of Henry son of Gerard of Piers Hall and identifies his wife as ...
  m. Ann Holt
  A. Henry Piers of Tristernagh (d 16.09.1623)
  m. Jane Jones (dau of Thomas Jones, Archbishop & Chancellor, sister of 1st Viscount Ranelagh)
i. Sir William Piers of Tristernagh (d 1638)
  m. Martha Ware (dau of Sir James Ware)
  a. Sir Henry Piers, 1st Bart of Tristernagh (d 19.09.1691)
  m. Mary Jones (dau of Henry Jones, Bishop of Meath)
  (1) Sir William Piers, 2nd Bart of Tristernagh (d 02.06.1693)
  m. Honora FitzMaurice (dau of William, 20th Lord Kerry, sister of 1st Earl of Kerry)
  (A) Sir Henry Piers, 3rd Bart of Tristernagh (b 1678, d 14.03.1733)
  m1. Jane Pigott (dau of John Pigott of Kilfinny)
(i) Lewis Piers (dvpsp)
  m. Cecila Lynch of Galway
  (ii) Sir John Piers, 4th Bart of Tristernagh (d 14.02.1746-7)
m. (17.05.1739) Cornelia Gertrude Pigott (d 14.01.1777, dau of Southwell Pigott of Capard, cousin)
  (a) Sir Pigott William Piers, 5th Bart of Tristernagh
  m. (14.04.1771) Elizabeth Smythe (dau/heir of John Smythe of Dublin)
  ((1)) Sir John Bennett Piers, 6th Bart of Tristernagh (d 22.07.1845) had issue
  m1. (08.1796) Mary Pratt (dsp 1798, dau of Rev. Joseph Pratt of Cabra Castle)
  m2. (1815) Elizabeth King (d 17.02.1862)
  ((2)) Frederick Piers (b 1788, d 28.10.1844, 4th son) had issue
m. (31.12.1807) Phoebe Hartney (d 07.1867, dau of Samuel Hartney of Pallace)
  ((3)) Octavius Piers (b 1788, d 23.02.1848, vicar of Preston) had issue
  m. (21.12.1813) Jane Tristram (d 20.07.1871, dau of Rev. Thomas Tristram)
  ((4))+ other issue - Edward (dsp), Henry (dsp)
  (iii) Henry Piers of Rotterdam
  (iv) Margaret Piers
  m. Joseph Robins (Robbins) of Ballyduff
  The following comes from Commoners (vol 2, 'Winter of Agher', p548)
(a) Jane Robbins (eldest dau)
  m. Thomas Barnes
  ((1))+ issue including Thomas of Dunover
  (b) Margaret Robbins (youngest dau)
  m. (1762) Samuel Winter of Agher (d 1811)
  (v) Mary Piers
  m. Eliah Hancock (son of Rev. Eliah of Annaghduff)
(vi) Elizabeth Piers
  m. Rev. _ Wye
  (vii) Susannah Piers (d 26.01.1760)
  m. _ Cottingham
  m2. (08.12.1729) Catharine Barry (bpt 1663, d 1737, dau of Richard Barry, 2nd Lord of Santry, widow of Laurence, 3rd Earl of Barrymore)
  (B) William Piers 'of Portarlington'
  m. Elizabeth Croker (dau of Edward Croker of Rawleighstown) wife of William, presumed mother of ...
  (i) Honoria Piers apparently of this generation
  m. Abraham Greene of Ballymacreece
  (a) Letitia Greene (b 1724, d 28.01.1820, coheir)
  m. (17.07.1770) John Armstrong of Farney Castle & Mount Heaton (b 1732, d 12.09.1791)
  (C) Constantia Piers probably of this generation
  m. (1712) Rev. Vere Hunt of Currah
  (2) James Piers (3rd son)
  The following comes from BCG (vol 2, 1895, Piers, p789).
(A) Henry Piers of Lisdawkey, col Leitrum (d 1802)
  m. Ann Culnan
  (i) William Piers (dsp)
  (ii) Henry Piers (d 03.06.1872, Major) had issue
  m. Ann Humbold (d 27.04.1873)
  (3) Thomas Piers probably of this generation
  m. Elizabeth Scot (dau of Colonel Thomas Scot by Martha Piers)
  (4) Frances Piers probably of this generation
  m. George Lowther of Skrine Abbey
  (5) Elizabeth Piers probably of this generation
  m. (24.12.1661) Robert Ware of Dublin (b 23.10.1630, d 07.04.1697)
  (6)+ 5 other sons and 4 daughters
  b. Martha or Hannah Piers
  m. Thomas Scot (Colonel)
  ii. Henry Piers (4th son)
  a. John Piers
  iii. Margaret Piers possibly of this generation (dau of Sir Henry, Bart?)
  m. Edward Dowdall of Mounttown (d 01.12.1665)
  iv. Elizabeth Piers possibly of this generation
  m. John Ware
  v.+ other issue - son, Thomas (Franciscan friar), 4 daughters

Main source(s): BP1934 ('Piers') with some support from 'Ducatus Leodiensis' (Ralph Thoresby, 1715, p251)
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