'Close1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Close of Drumbanagher, Close of Elm Park, Close in co. Monaghan

Commoners reports that the following Richard, "the first of the family who settled in Ireland, was the younger son of a respectable house in Yorkshire".
Richard Close in co. Monaghan, later of Lisnegarvey, co. Antrim (a temp Charles I who r. 1625-1649)
1. Richard Close in co. Monaghan
  m. Mary Waring (sister of Samuel Waring of Waringstown)
  A. Richard Close in co. Monaghan & co. Down (d c1720)
  Commoners reports that the Richard m. a dau of Toby Hall of Narrow Water. BLGI1912 identifies her as ...
  m. (1708) Rose Hall (dau of Roger Hall of Mount Hall, Narrow Water)
  i. Samuel Close, Sheriff of co. Monaghan & co. Down, later in England (d c1781)
  m. _ Stewart (dau of _ Stewart of Ballintoy)
  a. Samuel Close (d young)
ii. Toby Close (d unm, Captain)
  iii. daughter
  m. Davys Wilson of Carrickfergus
  B. William Close (b 1678)
  m. _ Tuberg
i. Samuel Close (d unm)
  C. Samuel Close (b 1683, rector of Donaghhenry) shown as 2nd son by Commoners & BLGI1912
  m. Catherine Butler (dau of Capt. James Butler of Bramblestown by Margaret, dau/heir of Henry Maxwell of Mullatinny)
  i. Maxwell Close of Mullatinny aka Elm Park, co. Armagh (d 1793)
  m. (1748) Mary Maxwell (dau of Captain Robert Maxwell of Fellows Hall)
a. Samuel Close of Elm Park (b 09.1749, d 1817, rector of Keady & Drakestown)
  m. (25.04.1782) Deborah Champagne (d 1815, dau of Arthur de Robillard Champagne, Dean of Clonmacoise, son of Major Josias by Jane, dau of Arthur Forbes, 2nd Earl of Granard)
  (1) Maxwell Close of Drumbanagher, Sheriff (b 14.03.1783, d 16.12.1867, Colonel) had issue
  m. (14.03.1820) Anna Elizabeth Brownlow (d 02.01.1863, dau of Charles Brownlow of Lurgan, sister of Charles, 1st Lord)
(2) Robert Close (Colonel) had issue
  m. (21.07.1827) Caroline Sophia Palmer (sister of Sir Thomas Palmer of Northamptonshire, Bart)
  (3) Henry Samuel Close of Newtown Park, co. Dublin had issue
  m. (1821) Jane Waring (dau of Holt Waring of Waringstown, Dean of Dromore)
  (4) John Forbes Close (d 1883, rector of Mourne)
  m1. (1822) Mary Sophia Brownlow (dau of Charles Brownlow of Lurgan, sister of Charles, 1st Lord)
  m2. (04.06.1852, sp?) Maria Esther Fullagar (dau of Rev. J. Fullagar, widow of Col. Steinb elt)
  m3. Adelaide Hallewell (dau of Edmund Gilling Hallewell)
(5) Mary Close (d 1878)
  m. (05.1812) Sir Justinian Isham, 8th Bart, of Lamport
  (6) Jane Close
  m. (08.05.1827) Chidley Coote (Colonel, brother of Sir Charles Henry of Ballyfin, Bart)
  (7) Harriet Close
  m. (1825) Rev. Ralph Coote (brother of Sir Charles Henry of Ballyfin, Bart)
  b. Sir Barry Close, Bart (b 12.1756, d unm 04.1813, Major General, 3rd son)
  c. Grace Close (b 01.1750)
  m. Rev. St. John Blacker
  d. Catherine Close (b 11.1753)
  m. Arthur Noble
  e.+ other issue - Robert (d unm), Farnham (d unm, Lt. Colonel), Margaret, Mary, Elizabeth
  ii. Margaret Close
  m. Charles Woolly (Captain)
  a. Mary Anne Woolly
  m. Amos Vereker of co. Limerick (Captain)
  iii. Elizabeth Close
  m. Peter Gervais
  a. Francis Gervais of Cecil, co. Tyrone (cleric)
  b. Mary Anne Gervais
  m. Daniel Kelly (rector of Killeshel)
  c. Elizabeth Gervais
  m. John Windsor (Captain)
  iv.+ other issue (d unm) - Mary, Catharine
  D. John Close
  E. Henry Close of Waringstown
  m. Margaret Workman (dau of Meredyth Workman of Mahon)
  i.+ issue (d unm) - Meredyth (dvp?), Mary, Rachael
  F. Elizabeth Close (d unm by 1744)
  Commoners suggest that the eldest (unnamed) daughter m. Rev. Dean Welch. BLG1886 names the eldest daughter Elizabeth and reports that she d unm.
  G. Jane Close
  Commoners suggest that the 3rd (unnamed) daughter m. John Peirse. BLG1886 names the 2nd daughter Jane and reports that she married ...
  m. (10.12.1711) Edward Peers
  i. John Peers (bpt 18.07.1715)
  ii. Mary Peers (bpt 02.11.1712)
  m. John Walsh (a 11.1752, Dean of Connor)
  a. Maria Walsh or Welch
  m. Thomas Higginson of Ballinderry
  (1) Elizabeth Higginson
  m. Thomas Beatty of Lisburn
  (A) Elizabeth Beatty
  m. William Graham of Lisburn
  b.+ other issue - Conway, Thomas, John, Henry, Peers, Harriett, Jane, Dorothy, Margaret
  H. Mary Close
  Commoners suggest that the 2nd (unnamed) daughter m. _ Jones. BLG1886 names the 3rd daughter Mary and reports that she married ...
  m. (06.11.1715) Valentine Jones of Lisburn

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 3, 'Close of Elm Park, now of Drumbanagher', p247+), BLG1886 ('Close of Drumbanagher'), BLGI1912 ('Close of Drumbanagher')
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