'Tighe2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Tighne of Carlow, Tighe of Mitchelstown

Commoners identifies the ancestor of this branch as Robert (b 1645, brother of the ancestor of the Tighes of Woodstock). BLG1886 further identifies him as elder brother of Richard, ancestor of Tighe of Woodstock. Commoners & BLG1886 (Tighe of Woodstock) start with Richard (son of William). We disregard that because Robert is reported as having been born in 1645 but Richard was Sheriff of Dublin in 1649. Until we find a more reliable connection we shall continue to show the 2 branches separately.
Robert Tighe of The Haymarket and Kilpatrick, Co. Westmeath (b 1645)
m. (1681) Mabella Stearne (dau of Robert Stearne of Tullynally, sister of Maj. Gen. Robert, Governor of Kilmainham, cousin of John, Bishop of Clogher)
1. Robert Tighe of Mitchelstown & Carlow (b 1683, d 1766)
  m. (1715) Mary Clements (d 1780, sister of Nathaniel Clements, aunt of 1st Lord Leitrim)
  A. Stearne Tighe (b 1717, dvp 07.01.1762, MP)
  m. Arabella Osborne (dau of Sir John Osborne, Bart of Ballintaylor)
  i. Robert Stearne Tighe of Mitchelstown (b 03.03.1760, d 21.05.1835)
m1. (18.03.1785) Catherine Morgan (d 18.02.1819, dau of Col. Hugh Morgan of Cottlestown & Cork Abbey by Elizabeth, niece of Henry (not John) Singleton, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland)
  a. Robert Morgan Tighe of Mitchelstown (b 01.07.1790, d 19.1.1853) had issue
  m. (09.07.1836) Frances Elizabeth St. Lawrence (dau of Thomas St. Lawrence, Bishop of Cork & Ross)
  b. William Stearne Tighe (b 06.02.1793, d 12.1806)
  c. Hugh Usher Tighe of Carrick (b 27.02.1802, d 11.08.1874, Dean of Derry) had issue
m. (21.04.1828) Anne Florence McClintock (dau of John McClintock of Drumcar by Elizabeth Trench, dau of 1st Earl of Clancarty)
  d. Catherine Tighe (dsp 02.1858)
  m. (07.1807) William Henry Worth Newenham of Coolmore (d 09.1842)
  m2. (sp) Anna Dilkes (d 05.1823, dau of Maj. Gen. _ Dilkes, sister of Lt. Gen. _, Lt. Governor of Quebec)
  ii. Jane Tighe probably of this generation
  m. (11.04.1753) Joshua Nunn of St. Margaret's (b c1726, d 18.05.1783)
  iii.+ other issue - William Fitzgerald (b 1762, d 1770), Mary Ann (b 1761, d 1770)
  B. Robert Tighe of South Hill & Carlow (d 1799)
  m. Isabella King (dau of Gilbert King of Charlestown, sister of Sir Gilbert, 1st Bart)
  i. Robert Tighe (Major, MP)
  m1. Frances Wade (dau of Robert Wade of Clonebrany)
  a. daughter
  m2. Charlotte Fetherston (dau of James Fetherston of Bracklyn Castle)
  b. Robert Tighe of Dublin (d 15.06.1881)
  m1. Hester Catherine Cusack-Smith (b 1820, dsp 1874, dau of T(homas) B(erry) Cusack-Smith, Master of the Rolls in Ireland)
  m2. Jane Hassard (dau of Michael Hassard)
  c. son
  ii. Anne Tighe
  m. Francis Hopkins of Newton
  iii. Isabella Tighe
m. Henry Daniel of Newforest
  iv. Eliza Tighe
  m. Joseph Morgan Daly of Castle Daly
  v. Louisa Tighe
  m. Robert Handcock-Temple of Waterstown
  a. Isabella Handcock-Temple (d 01.1861)
  m. William George Harris, 2nd Lord
  C. Richard Tighe (d Gibraltar)
  D. Anne Tighe
  m. Benjamin Chapman of Killua
2. Steare Tighe of Carrick, co. Westmeath ancestor of Tighes of Carrick and Clonlee
3. Anne Tighe
  m. J. Moland of Dublin & co. Kildare

Main source(s): BLG1886 (Tighe of Mitchelstown), Commoners (vol IV, Tighe of Mitchelstown)
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