'Roche04'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Roche of Carass, Roche of Castletown Roche, Roche of Granagh Castle, Roche of Limerick

BLG1886 reports that "This family of Roche claims to have branched from the noble House of Roche of Fermoy."
John Roche of Castletown Roche (a 1641)
1. Robert Roche
  m. Juliana O'Moore (dau of Alexander O'Moore of Ballina)
  A. Stephen ('Black') Roche
  m. Anastasia Lysaght (dau/coheir of Thomas Lysaght, sister of Catherine (m. William Apjohn))
  i. John Roche 'of Pallas' (b 1688, d 18.01.1760)
m. Anne Stackpole (dau of Philip Stackpole of Mount Cashel by Christian Creagh)
  a. Stephen Roche (b 05.12.1724, d 12.02.1804)
  m1. Margaret Meade (dau of Richard Meade)
  (1) John Roche of Dublin (dsp 09.1825)
  m. Mary Grehan (dau of Thady Grehan of Dublin)
  (2) Richard Roche (d 1805, Rev.)
  (3) George Roche of Granagh Castle, co Kilkenny( dsp)
  (4) Anne Roche
  m. Peter Long of Waterford
  (A) Margaret Long
  m1. James O'Brien of Limerick
  m2. Cornelius O'Brien (MP for Clare)
  (B)+ other issue
  (5) Mary Roche
  m. Peter Grehan of Dublin
  m2. Sarah O'Brien (d 08.11.1786, dau/coheir of John O'Brien of Moybanine & Clounties)
  (6) Stephen Roche of Killarney then Moyvanine & Clounties
  m. Maria Moylan (dau of John Moylan of Cork)
  (A) Stephen Roche of Granagh Castle (co Kilkenny) & Rye Hill (co Galway) (d 04.09.1864) had issue
  m. (1832) Eleanor Redington (d 1891, dau/coheir of Thomas Redington of Rye Hill)
  (B) Sarah Roche (d 1856)
  m. Sir John Howley (Serjeant-at-law)
  (C) Harriet Roche
  m. Daniel Cronin, Sheriff of Kerry
  (D)+ other issue - John, Mary (nun), Anne, Helena
  (7) Thomas Roche of Limerick
  m. Helen Ankettle (dau of John Ankettle)
  (A) Stephen Roche
  m. Catherine Knight (dau/coheir of Christopher Knight of co Limerick by _ Lacy)
  (B) William Roche of Dublin (3rd son)
  m. Eliza Knight (dau/coheir of Christopher Knight of co Limerick by _ Lacy)
  (C) Helen Roche
  m. Daniel Ryan Kane (Q.C.)
  (D)+ other issue - John, Sarah
  (8) James Roche of Cork
  m. Anne Moylan (dau of John Moylan, sister of Maria)
  (A) Marianne Roche
  (B) Sarah Roche
  m. _ Collins
  (9) William Roche (d 1850, MP for Limerick)
  m. _ Dillon
  (A) James Roche of Limerick & Great Yarmouth had issue
  m. Ellen Hogan (dau of John Hogan of Limerick)
  (B) Henry Roche (d young)
  (10) Sarah Roche
  m. Francis French of Portcarran (dsp)
  (11) Helen Roche
  m. Denis O'Meagher of Kilmoyler
  (12) Anastasia Roche
  m. Edward O'Meagher of Marl Hill
  m3. (sp) Mary Anne Ankettle (d 12.1821, dau/coheir of Richard Ankettle)
  b. John Roche
  m. _ Harold (cousin of General _ Harold of the Saxon service)
(1) Mary Anne Roche
  m. John Meade of Limerick
  c. Philip John Roche of Shannon View, co Limerick
  m. Margaret Kelly (dau of John Kelly of Limerick)
(1) John Roche 'of Limerick' (dvp)
  m. Margaret Whyte (dau of Charles Whyte of Leixlip)
  (A) Philip Roche of Donore, co Kildare had issue
  m. Anna Maria Plunkett (d 26.04.1856, dau of Randall, 13th Lord Dunsany, m2. Admiral Ryder Burton)
  (B) Charles Whyte Roche of Ballygran, co Limerick had issue
  m. Letitia Whyte (dau of John Whyte of Loughbrickland, cousin)
  (C) Margaret Roche
  m. John Therry of Castle Therry
  (D) Mary Roche (d 1821)
m. (12.10.1803) William Skerrett of Finavara
  (E) Fanny Roche
  m. James Skerrett of Carnacron
  (F) Letitia Roche
  m. (08.05.1816) Thomas Kelly of Shannon View
  (G)+ other issue (d unm) - Anna, Helen, Roe (d young)
  (2) Ellen Roche
  m. Peter Daly of Cloncagh
(3) Mary Roche
  m. (15.07.1783) George Ryan of Inch
(4) Margaret Roche
  m. (07.1787) Standish Barry of Leamlara
  d. Jane Roche
  m. John Sheehy of Cork
  (1) (Anne) Sheehy
  m. Bryan Keating
  e. Christiana Roche
  m. James Lombard of co Cork
  (1) daughter (eldest)
  m.Daniel Cronin of the Park, co Kerry
  (2) daughter (youngest)
  m. Daniel O'Connell of Ivragh ## possibly here ##
  (3)+ other daughters
  B.+ other issue
2.+ other issue



We do not know whether or not, and (if so) how, the following family was connected to the above family. They share the page for our convenience.
George Roche, Mayor of Limerick (a 1702, 1715, MP)
m1. Alice Vincent (dau of J. Vincent)
1. Arthur Roche
m2. Mary Mills Bindon (dau of David Bindon of Clony)
2. David Roche, Mayor of Limerick
  m1. Mary Tierney (dau of G. Tierney)
  A. George Roche
  m2. (12.01.1757) Bridget Winthrop (dau of Stephen Winthrop of London)
  B. David Roche of Carass, co Limerick (2nd son of this marriage)
  m1. Frances Maunsell (d 04.1818, dau of William Maunsell of Limerick)
  i. Sir David Roche of Carass, 1st Bart (b 19.01.1791, d 08.04.1865, MP) had issue
  m1. (01.02.1825) Frances Vandeleur (d 09.1841, dau of Colonel John Ormsby Vandeleur of Maddenstown & Ballinamona)
  m2. (10.06.1844) Cecilia Caroline Grady (dau of Henry Dean Grady of Lodge & Stillorgan Castle by Dorcas Spread)
  ii. Bridget Roche
  m. Neptune Blood of Brickhill
iii. Frances Roche
  m. Jeffery Browning of Carass Court
  m2. Rebecca Long (d 02.1836, dau of Captain _ Long of Birch Hill)
  iv. William Roche of Dunkip (b 04.1821) had issue
  m. (06.1848) Emily Borrowes (dau of Robert Borrowes of Gilltown)
  v.+ otther issue (d unm) - Rebecca, Mary
  C. Frances Roche (d 1833)
  m. (09.1791) Edmund Blood of Brickhill
  D. Mary Roche
  m. George Whitelocke of Wokingham & London (cousin)
  E.+ other issue - Winthrop (d 1801, Captain), Benjamin (d unm, Captain), Anne
3. Anne Roche
  m. John Carleton Whitelocke of Priorswood (Major)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BLG1886 & BLGI1912 (Roche of Granagh Castle and Rye Hill), Commoners (vol 1, Roche of Limerick)
(2) For lower section : BP1934 (Roche of Carass)
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