'Shee01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Shee of Camas, Shee of Cloran, Shee of Dunmore, O'Shee of Gardenmorris, Shee of Kilkenny, Shee (O'Shee) of Sheestown

Commoners reports that this family "claims descent from Oliollolium, King of Munster in the third century." According to BIFR1976, "10th in a direct line from" Odanus O'Shee who was "chief of his name in the 10th century" was the following Odoneus who had brothers named William, Edmund & John.
Odoneus (or Thadeus) O'Shee of Cramp's Castle & Sheeland, co. Tipperary (a 1381)
1. ?? O'Shee
  A. ?? O'Shee
  i. Richard Shee (a 1456)
  m. Rose Archer
  a. Robert Shee of Kilkenny (d Moyallow 06.08.1500)
  m. Catherine Sherlock
  (1) Richard Shee of Kilkenny
  m. Joan Archer (dau/heir of Elias Archer of New Ross)
  (A) Robert Shee of Bonnestown, co. Kilkenny - continued below
  m. Margaret Rothe
  (B)+ 4 sons & 3 daughters



Robert Shee of Bonnestown, co. Kilkenny - continued above
m. Margaret Rothe
1. Sir Richard Shee of Uppercourt (co. Kilkenny) & Cloran (co. Tipperary) (d 10.08.1608) this line followed by BLGI1912 & BIFR1976
  m1. Margaret Sherlock (dau of John Sherlock of Mothel)
  A. Robert Shee (d unm)
  B. Lucas Shee ancestor of the Shees of Cloran
C. Thomas Shee, Mayor of Kilkenny (dsp 10.1636)
  m. Ellen Dobbyn (dau of Nicholas Dobbyn of Wateford)
  D. John Shee, Mayor of Kilkenny (d 13.11.1633)
  m. Lucy Laborne
  i. Anne Shee
  m. Bryen FitzPatrick of Gortneclehy
  ii.+ other issue - Richard, Joan
  E. Marcus Shee of Sheestown
m. Ellen Grace (dau of Oliver Grace of Courtstown)
  i. Richard Shee of Sheestown
  m. Rose Rother (dau/heir of Peter Rothe)
  a. Marcus Shee of Sheestown
  m. Mary Plunkett (dau of Nicholas Plunkett of Dunsoghly)
  (1) Richard Shee of Sheestown (d 10.02.1748)
  m. Dymphna Barnewall (dau of Robert, 9th Lord Trimlestown)
  (A) Marcus Shee of Sheestown (d 18.01.1750)
  m. Thomasina Masterton (dau of Thomas Masterton of Castletown)
  (i) John Shee, later O'Shee of Sheestown, Sheriff of co. Wateford
  m. (23.09.1767) Elizabeth Power (dau/heir of Richard Power of Gardenmorris)
  (a) Richard Power O'Shee of Gardenmorris & Sheestown (b c1768, d 1827) had issue
  m. (1804) Margaret Power (d 11.1865, dau of Nicholas Power of Snowhill)
  (b)+ other issue (d unm) - Arnold (d 1843, Major), John (d 1813, Colonek "in the Austrian service")
  (ii) Richard Shee (b 1742, General "in the French service")
  m. Victoire Felicitie Shee (dau of Capt. E.P.L. Shee)
  (a) Alexander Shee (Captain "in the French service")
  (iii)+ 4 daughters (d unm)
  (B) Elizabeth Shee
  m. Thomas Power of Gardenmorris
  (C)+ other issue - Robert (Colonel), Nicholas, James
  (2) John Shee (4th son) ancestor of the Shees of Ballyreddan
  (3)+ other issue - Marcus, Nicholas
  ii. Lucas Shee (3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth Warren (dau of Robert Warren of Castletown)
  a. Nicholas Shee
  m. Eleanora Purcell (dau of John Purcell of Borrisoleigh)
  (1) Richard Shee (a 1682)
  (A) ?? Shee
  (i) Martin Shee of Camas, co. Limerick
  m. Ellinor Bourke (dau of Edmond Bourke of Ballinagarde)
  (a) William Shee of Camas (b 1709)
  m. (1738) Maria Theresa Preponier (dau of Peter Preponier of Landreces)
  ((1)) Henry Shee, Count in France (Colonel)
((A)) Francoise Shee
  m. Baron James Wulffrand D'Alton
  ((2)) Louisa Shee
  m. Thomas Clarke (Colonel)
  ((A)) Henry Clarke, Duc de Feltre, Marshal of France (b 1765, d 1818, Minister at War to the Emperor Napoleon 1)
  iii.+ other issue - John, James, Thomas
  F. Lettice Shee probably of this generation
  m. (c1580) John Grace of Courtstown (d 27.03.1602)
m2. (sp) Margaret Fagan (dau of Christopher Fagan, alderman of Dublin)
2. Elias Shee of Kilkenny (d 1688) this line followed by Commoners & BLG1952, also reported by BLGI1912
  Commoners reports that Elias was father of the undermentioned George, father of the George who m. Mary Kirwan. However, BLG1952 & BLGI1912 merely report that Elias was ancestor of the George who m. Mary Kirwan, thereby implying uncertainty on the connection.
  A. George Shee
  m. _ Weyman
  i. George Shee (d 1752)
  m. Mary Kirwan (dau of Martin Kirwan of Blindwell)
  a. Anthony Shee of Castlebar, co. Mayo (b 1701, d 15.02.1783)
  m. (1748) Margery Burke (dau of Edward Burke of Curry)
  (1) Sir George Shee of Dunmore (co. Galway), 1st Bart (b 01.1754, d 03.02.1825, MP)
  The following is supported by TCB (vol 5, Shee of Dunmore).
  m. (02.07.1783-4) Elizabeth Maria Crisp (d 13.09.1838, dau of James Crisp of Dacca)
  (A) Sir George Shee of Dunmore & Mudiford, Sheriff of co. Galway, 2nd Bart (b 14.06.1784-5, dsp 25.01.1870)
  m1. (05.02.1808) Jane Young (dsp 1832, dau of William Young of Haxton House)
  m2. (1841) Sarah Barrett (d 12.08.1866, dau of Henry Barrett of Denton)
(B) Letitia Shee (d 19.06.1852)
  m. (04.06.1829) Robert Dering of Lockleys (d 12.04.1859, son of George)
  (C)+ other issue - Charles (b 06.07.1789, d 19.07.1856, Lt. Colonel), Henry (b 20.08.1796, d 1856), Elizabeth (d 25.03.1861)
  (2) Mary Shee
  m. Gore Ray
  (3) Jane Shee
  m. R.C. Jackson
  (4) Marcella Shee
  m. James Egan
  (5) Anne Shee
  m. (14.04.1787) John Evelyn (of) Wotton
  (6)+ 1 son and 3 daughters
  b. Martin Shee of Dublin (3rd son)
  m. Mary Archer (dau/coheir of John Archer)
  (1) George Shee mentioned by Commoners
  (2) Sir Martin Archer Shee (b 23.12.1769, d 19.08.1851, President of the Royal Academy)
  m. (1797) Mary Power (dau of James Power of Youghal)
  (A) George Archer Shee (b 21.06.1800, dsp 25.02.1879)
  m. (17.10.1842) Jane Seymour De Trafford (d 13.11.1891, dau of Sir Thomas Joseph De Trafford, 1st Bart)
  (B) Martin Archer Shee (b 14.11.1804, d c1899, QC)
  m. (09.08.1849) Louisa Catherine Barrett (d 22.04.1894, dau of John Richard Barrett of Milton House)
  (C) William Archer Shee (b 28.08.1810, Major) had issue
  m. (1843) Harriet Harcourt (dau of George Harcourt, widow of Col. William Cubitt)
  (D)+ other issue - Anna Archer, Mary Archer, Eliza Jane
  c.+ other issue (dvp?) - George, Patrick (dsp) mentioned by Commoners
3.+ other issue - Marcus, Matthew, Andrew, 6 daughters

Main source(s): BLGI1912 (O'Shee of Gardenmorris), BIFR1976 (O'Shee), BLG1952 (Archer-Shee formerly of Ashurst), Commoners (vol 1, Shee (President of the Royal Academy))
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