'Cuffe1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cuffe of Castle Inch, Cuffe of Darbystown, Cuffe of Desart, Cuffe of Sandhill, Mathews of Bonnetstown

BP1934 reports that this family was originally of Somerset and Northamptonshire and that its founder in Ireland was the following Henry Cuffe. Cross-references from the records of his sons-in-law name him Hugh. See also the family on Cuffe2.
Henry or Hugh Cuffe of Cuffe's Wood (a 1598)
1. Elizabeth Cuffe
  m. (Sir) Francis Slingsby (b 1569)
2. Dorothea Cuffe
  m. (by 1617) Sir Charles Coote (d 07.05.1642)
?? Cuffe
1. Maurice Cuffe of Ennis (d 1638, nephew of Henry/Hugh)
  m. Elizabeth
  A. William Cuffe
  i. Henry Cuffe
  B. John Cuffe of Darbystown, co. Kilkenny (4th son)
  m. Margaret Greene (dau of Colonel _ Greene from England)
  i. Burleigh Cuffe
  a. Henry Cuffe of Darbystown
  C. Thomas Cuffe
  i. Thomas Cuffe (2nd son)
  a. Elizabeth Cuffe
ii. Susanna Cuffe
  m. _ Rutledge
  iii. Ellen Cuffe
  m. _ Greet of Kilkenny
  iv.+ other issue - Joseph of Grove (dsp 04.1688), Anne
  D. Joseph Cuffe of Castle Inch (b c1621, d 25.12.1679)
  m. Martha Muschamp (dau of Col. Agmondesham Muschamp)
  i. Agmondesham Cuffe of Castle Inch (d 12.1727)
  m1. (1679) Anne Otway (dau of Sir John Otway of London, widow of John Warden of Burnchurch)
  a. Maurice Cuffe of Killaghy (St. Albans, Kilkenny) (b 1681, d 04.10.1766, MP) shown by Lodge as 3rd son
m1. (06.02.1718) Martha FitzGerald (d 12.08.1728, dau of John FitzGerald of Ballymaloe, widow of William Hartpole of Shrule & Richard Power)
  (1) Anne Cuffe (bpt 26.02.1720-1)
  m. (03.1740) Edmond FitzGerald of Glyn
  (2) Eleanor Cuffe
  m. (11.1740) John Hely of Fowke's Court (son of George son of Chief Justice Sir John)
  (3)+ other issue - Mary (b 09.12.1719), Catharine (b 24.05.1722, d unm), Mary, Amice, Catherine
  m2. (08.01.1759, sp) Hannah (sister of John, Earl Darnley)
b. John Cuffe, Sheriff then Mayor of Kilkenny, 1st Lord Desart of Desart (b 1683, d 26.06.1749)
  m1. (02.09.1707) Margaret Hamilton (dsps, dau of James Hamilton of Carnesure)
  m2. (12.02.1726-7) Dorothea Gorges (d by 1777, dau of Gen. Richard Gorges of Kilbrew)
  (1) John Cuffe, 2nd Lord Desart of Desart (b 16.11.1730, d 25.11.1767, 3rd son)
  m. (02.09.1752) Sophia Badham (d 02.08.1768, dau of Brettridge Badham of Rockfield)
  (A) Sophia Cuffe (d 1815)
m. (06.1772) Richard Cooke (d 1779)
  (B) Lucy Cuffe
  m. (28.05.1792) William Weldon
  (C) Catherine Cuffe (d 1827)
  m. (11.08.1778) Sir Charles Burton, Bart (d 1812)
  (2) Otway Cuffe, Mayor of Kilkenny, 1st Earl of Desart (b 25.11.1737, d 09.08.1804)
  m. (18.08.1785) Anne Browne (b 06.03.1755, d 15.08.1814, dau of Peter Browne, 2nd Earl of Altamont)
  (A) John Otway Cuffe, 2nd Earl of Desart (b 20.02.1788, d 22/3.11.1820) had issue
  m. (07.10.1817) Catharine O'Connor (b c1799, d 13.02.1874, dau of Maurice N. O'Connor of Mount Pleasant)
  (B) Elizabeth Cuffe (d 03.1864)
  m. (1823) Henry Wemyss of Danesfort
  (C) Dorothea Louisa Cuffe
m. (1817) Sir James Campbell (d 06.05.1835, Maj. General)
  (3) Hamilton Cuffe (d 1811, Rev.)
  m. Esther Williams (dau of William Williams of Williamstown)
  (A) John Otway Cuffe of Williamstown (d 1833)
  (B) Nicholas Sophia Cuffe (d 09.06.1825)
  m. Thomas Freeman of Shirehampton
  (C) Lucy Susannah Cuffe probably the Lucinda who married ...
  m. Thomas Herbert
  (4) Nicholas Sophia Cuffe (d 1818)
  m. (21.07.1759) Edward Herbert (MP for Ennistioge)
  (5) Lucy Susannah Cuffe
m. (25.02.1755) Sir John Blunden, Bart (d 1783)
  (6) Martha Cuffe
  m. (08.04.1766) Nicholas Herbert (minister of Carrick and Knockgraggan)
  (7)+ other issue - Joseph (b 27.11.1727, d 13.12.1730), Agmondesham (b 1728, d 07.11.1728), William (d unm 1792, Colonel), Margaretta (d 11.1742), Catherine
  c. Denny Cuffe of Sandhill, Sheriff of Kilkenny (b 1685, d 03.1754)
  m1. (12.10.1715) Grace Wright (dau/heir of Ebenezer Wright of Dublin, son of William of Dublin)
  (1) Joseph Cuffe of Sandhill
  (2) Elizabeth Cuffe
m. (22.12.1743) Jonah Wheeler of Leyrath (d 28.01.1776)
  Their elder son took the name Wheeler-Cuffe.
  (3) Mary Anne Cuffe
  m. (03.03.1750) Henry Constable
  (4) Grace Cuffe
  m. William Bolton
  m2. Anne Cuffe of Freshford
  d. William Cuffe in London (d unm)
  e. Martha Cuffe (d 1726)
  m. John Blunden of Castle Blunden (d 08.01.1752, MP)
  m2. Anne Richardson (dau of Henry Richardson of Poplar Vale)
  ii. Maurice Cuffe of Cuffesborough ancestor of Cuffes of Cuffesborough and Killaghy Castle
  m. Jane Friend (dau of _ Friend of Annagh)
  a. Joseph Cuffe of Grove and Cuffe's Borough
  m1. (mcrt 02.1724) Martha Baker (relice of Rev. _ Wheeler)
  (1) Jane Cuffe
  m. (11.1756) John Friend
  (2)+ other issue - Francis Wheeler, Denny Baker, Walter. Martha, Judith
  m2. (1754) Esther Brimsmead
  b. Martha Cuffe
  m. John Denny Starkey of Snugborough
  c.+ other issue - John (b 04.1698, d young), Thomas (d unm), Robert (d unm), Benjamin, Mary
  iii. Thomas Cuffe (4th son)
  m. Dorothy Jones (bur 08.12.1749, sister of Colonel Edward Jones of Wexford)
  a. Thomas Cuffe (d 09.05.1742, MP)
  m. (12.01.1737) Grace Tilson (dau of Thomas Tilson of Dublin, m2. Charles Coote, Dean of Kilfenora)
  b. Martha Cuffe (d young)
  iv. Elizabeth Cuffe
  m. John Kelly of Kellymount (b c1642, d 1678)
  a. Joseph Kelly (d 21.05.1713, recorder of Kilkenny)
  m. (06.1707) Elizabeth Monck (d 20.1.1743-4, dau of George Monck of Stephen's Green)
  (1) Joseph Kelly (b c1718-9, d 08.05.1749, MP)
  m. (10.12.1742) Dorothy Molyneux (dau of Sir Thomas Molyneux, Bart)
(A) daughter (b c1744, d 06.1761)
  (1) Elizabeth Kelly
  b. John Kelly
  m. Hannah Stepney of Lisbon
  (1)+ issue - John, son (d young), daughter (d young)
  c. Elizabeth Kelly
  m. Charles Barry of Newtown
  d. Eleanor Kelly
  m. Robert FitzGerald 'of Castle Dod'
  (1) Eleanor FitzGerald (b c1712, d 01.10.1774)
m. (10.01.1733) William Stewart, Earl of Blesinton
  v. Anne Cuffe (d 07.1695)
  m. Samuel Mathews of Bonnetstown (d before 17.06.1692, Captain)
  a. Joseph Matthews
  The following connection comes from the main Rogerson source.
  m. Jane Kent
  (1) Samuel Matthews, Mayor of Kilkenny
  m. Elizabeth Rogerson (dau of William Rogerson)
  (A) Joseph Matthews of Bonnetstown Hall
  (B) Samuel Matthews
  m. Elizabeth Butler
  (C) 2 other sons + 8 daughters
  b. Martha Mathews (b 1683, d 15.06.1767)
  m. (11.07.1709) Charles Boyle, Viscount Blesington
  c. Anne Mathews
  m. Francis Duggan
  d.+ other issue - George, John, Arthur, son (d 1688), son (d 1688)
  vi. Martha Cuffe (d 1699)
  m. (04.1682) Joseph Stepney of Abingdon
  vii. Frances Cuffe
  m. Rev. Thomas Waye of Killree
viii. Mary Cuffe
  m. Hector Harries of Kilkenny
  ix. Ursula Cuffe
  m. George Reade of Rossanaragh (d 01.1730)
  x. Penelope Cuffe
  m. John Minchin of Annagh
  xi.+ other issue (d unm) - Joseph, Elizabeth, 8 others (d young)
  E. Robert Cuffe of Grange, co. Cork (a 1670)
  m. Dorcas
  i. Joseph Cuffe
  The following connection is wholly presumptuous. We presume that Joseph was father of ...
  a. ?? Cuffe father or grandfather of ...
  (1) Thomas Cuffe of Grange
  m. (10.1765) Thomasina Herbert (dau of Edward Herbert of Muckruss)
  (A) Grace Cuffe (d 10.02.1856)
  m. (1784) John James Maxwell, 2nd Earl of Farnham, 4th Lord (b 1760, dsp 23.07.1823)
  ii. Elizabeth Cuffe
  F. Elizabeth Cuffe probably the Elizabeth who married ...
  m. (08.02.1652) Joseph Deane of Cromlin (b 1623, Major)
  G.+ other issue - Edward, Maurice, Frances

Main source(s): BP1934 (Desart), Lodge's 'Peerage of Ireland' (1789, vol VI, Cuffe, Viscount Desart)
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