'Quinn01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Quin of Adare, Quin of Dunraven

(1) Although this family spells its name with a single N, the generic name is probably more often spelled with NN. It is one of the most numerous surnames in Ireland although it is thought that not all of those who have it are necessarily related through the male line. Early forms of the name included O'Cuinn, meaning a descendant of Conn (Conn being a first name).
(2) BP1934 starts its article on this family as follows: "This is one of the few families of Celtic origin in the Irish peerage. Its ancestors, chiefs of the clan of Hy-Ifearnan, were seated at a very early period in a barony of the co. of Clare, which derived its name of Inchiquin from them. They were of the same stock as the O'Briens, and descended from Cormac Cas, son of Ollioll Olum, monarch of Ireland at the opening of the 3rd century." We hope to show that descent in due course.
(3) Apparently brother of John Quin, Bishop of Limerick 1524-1551, was ...
James Quin of Kilmallock
1. Donogh Quin
  A. ?? Quin
  i. Donogh Quin (d 1671)
  m. Judith (heiress of the family of O'Riordan)
a. Thady Quin of Adare (b 1645, d 1726)
  m1. (sp?) Bridget Rice (dau of Andrew Rice of Dingle)
  m2. (sp?) Frances Hull (dau of Major Boyle Hull, son of Sir William of Leamcon)
  m3. Catharine Morony (dau of Piers Morony)
(1) Valentine Quin of Adare (d 29.07.1744)
  m. (14.10.1707) Mary Widenham (dau of Henry Widenham of The Court, co. Limerick)
  (A) Windham Quin of Adare (b 1717, d 04.1789)
  m. (07.1748) Frances Dawson (dau of Richard Dawson of Dawson's Grove)
(i) Valentine Richard Quin, 1st Earl of Dunraven & Mountearl (b 30.07.1752, d 24.08.1824)
  m1. (24.08.1777) Frances Muriel Fox-Strangways (b 08.1755, d 05.03.1814, dau of Stephen Fox, later Fox-Strangways, 1st Earl of Ilchester)
(a) Windham Henry Quin, later Wyndham-Quin, 2nd Earl of Dunraven (b 24.09.1782, d 06.08.1850) had issue
  m. (27.12.1810) Caroline Wyndham (d 26.05.1870, dau of Thomas Wyndam of Dunraven Castle)
  (b) Richard George Quin (b 20.04.1789, dsp 05.10.1843)
  m. (07.09.1813) Emily Smith (dau of Sir John Smith, Bart of Sydling)
  (c) Elizabeth Quin (d unm 1795)
  (d) Harriett Quin (d 13.12.1845)
  m. (1804) Sir William Payne Gallwey, Bart (d 16.04.1831)
  m2. (26.02.1816, sp) Margaret Mary Coghlan (d 06.11.1821, dau of James Coghlan of Claghan House, widow of George L'Estrange then Arthur Blennerhasset of Bath)
  (ii) Windham Quin (Lt. Colonel)
  m. (1783) Mary Anne Dawson (d 1831, dau of Richard Dawson of Ardee, niece of Thomas, Viscount Cremorne)
(iii) John Quin (dsp 1789, Rev.)
  m. (1784) Catherine Grady (dau of Standish Grady of Cappercullen, she m2. George Gumbleton)
  (iv) Elizabeth Quin
  m1. Gamaliel Fitzgerald Magrath of Redmonstown
  m2. George Parkin
(v) Mary Quin
  m. Marcus Paterson (nephew of the Lord Chief Justice)
  (a) Jane Paterson probably of this generation
  m. James Going of Violet Hill
  (vi) Catherine Quin
  m. (1780) Rev. Thomas Grady (son of Standish)
  (vii) Frances Quin (d unm)
  (B) George Quin of Quinsborough (b 23.02.1729, d 1791)
  m. Caroline Cavendish (dau of Sir Henry Cavendish, Bart of Doveridge Hall)
(i) Mary Quin (b c1758, d 12.08.1842)
  m. (05.12.1778) Thomas Taylour, 1st Marquess of Headfort (b 18.11.1757, d 24.10.1829)
  (C) Mary Quin (d 16.09.1776)
  m. (1736) Sir William Barker, 3rd Bart of Bucking (Bocking) (d 20.03.1770)
  (D) Catherine Quin (dsps)
  m. (1738) Pierce Creagh of Dangan
  (E)+ other issue - Margaret, Alice, Anne
  (2) John Quin of Rosbrien (b 1692, d 1729) had issue
  m. (1714) Mary Blake (dau of Sir Walter Blake, Bart)
  (3) James Quin (d unm)
  (4) Catherine Quin
  m. (1698) John O'Grady of Kilballyowen
  (5) Eleanore Quin
  m. (1708) Standish Barry of Lemlara
  (6) Judith Quin
  m. Jefferey Keating

Main source(s): BP1934 (Dunraven)
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