'Rochfort01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Rochfort of Belvedere, Rochfort of Clogrenane, Rochfort of Kilbride (Kilbryde), Rochfort of Rochfort
[This page was first launched as 'Draft' on 01.04.07.]

According to an article within http://rochfortbridge.blogspot.com, the name Rochfort "was the result of a co-joining of two wealthy French houses, the house of de Rupe (now Roche) and the house of Forti (now Ford or Forde) ... The first recorded names to bear the Rochfort surname were Sir Richard de Rochfort and Sir John de Rochfort, who were Lords of Crom and Adare in or about 1243." The first we have found reported as clearly connected to later people of the name is ...
Sir Mills or Milo Rochfort of Kill (a 1309)
1. Sir William Rochfort (2nd son)
  m. Eglentina
  A. Edmund Rochfort
  i. John Rochfort of Tristledelan
m. Margery Berford (of Leixlip)
  a. John Rochfort of Kilbride or Kilbryde (a 1409)
  m. Genet Evers
(1) Thomas Rochfort of Kilbryde
  m. Elizabeth D'Arcy (dau of Sir John Darcy by Jane Pettit)
  (A) Robert Rochfort of Kilbryde (a 1463)
  m. Jane St. John
  (i) Christopher Rochfort of Kilbryde
The web sites we have used as the source for the above end with mostly with the generation before this, ending with Catharine who married Thomas Luttrell. The rochfortbridge.blogspot reports that from this Christopher "continued the family at Gaulstown, Kilbryde" and then jumps some generations. We attempt to fill some of those generations from cross-references from elsewhere in the database.
  (a) Robert Rochfort of Kilbryde possibly fits here
  m. Genet Nangle (dau of Thomas Nangle of Navan)
  ((1)) Robert Rochfort of Kilbride possibly fits here, possibly the Robert who married ...
  m. Elinor Dillon (dau of Sir Lucas Dillon of Newtown and Moymet)
  ((A)) James Rochfort of Agherry - continued belowpossibly of this generation
  ((B)) Jane Rochfort possibly of this generation
  m. Sir Walter Dungan, 1st Bart of Castletown (d before 11.02.1627)
  ((C)) Margaret Rochfort possibly of this generation
  m. Patrick Hussey of Galtrim (d c1635)
  ((2)) Elizabeth Rochfort possibly of this generation
  m. Robert Luttrell
  (B) Catharine Rochfort
  m1. (1437-8) Sir Thomas de la Feld
  m2. Thomas Luttrell of Luttrellstown (d 04.1455)
  (2) daughter
  b. Edmund Rochfort (a 1409)
  B. Sir Gerlad Rochfort (d 1349)
2.+ other issue - Milo, Walter



James Rochfort of Agherry - continued above
1. Prime Iron Rochfort (d 14.05.1652, Lt. Colonel, youngest son)
  m. Thomasina Pigott (dau of Col. (Sir John) Pigott)
  A. Robert Rochfort (b 09.12.1652, d 10.10.1727, Attorney General, Speaker of the House of Commons in Ireland, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, 2nd son)
  m. Hannah Handcock (d 02.07.1732, dau of William Handcock of Twyford)
i. George Rochfort of Gaulstown (d 08.07.1730)
  m. (24.01.1704) Elizabeth Moore (dau of Henry Moore, 3rd Earl of Drogheda)
  a. Robert Rochfort, 1st Earl of Belvedere (b 26.03.1708, d 13.11.1774)
  m1. (16.12.1731, sp) Elizabeth Tenison (dau of Richard Tenison of Thomastown by Margaret Barton)
  m2. (07.08.1736) Mary Molesworth (dau of Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount, by Jane Lucas)
  (1) George Rochfort, 2nd Earl of Belvedere (b 12.10.1738, dsp 13.05.1814)
  m1. (20.08.1775) Dorothea Bloomfield (d 06.04.1803, dau of John Bloomfield of Redwood by Jane Jocelyn)
  m2. (10.11.1803) Jane Mackay (d c12.1836, dau of Rev. James Mackay of Phibsborough)
  (2) Richard Rochfort, later Mervyn (dsp 20.02.1776, Lt. Colonel)
  m. (09.06.1764) (Letitia) Mervyn (dau of James Mervyn)
  (3) Robert Rochfort (dsp)
  m. Fanny Nugent (dau of John Nugent of Clonlost)
  (4) Jane Rochfort (d 02.1828)
  m. (22.06.1754) Brinsley Butler, 2nd Earl of Lanesborough (b 04.03.1728, d 24.01.1779)
  b. Arthur Rochfort (b 07.11.1711, MP)
  m. Sara Singleton (dau of Rev. Rowland Singleton of Drogheda)
  (1) George Rochfort (General)
  (A) Eliza Rochfort
  m. George Clarke of Hyde Hall
  (2) Henry Rochfort (d 04.10.1816, 5th son)
  m. Henrietta Hill (dau of John Hill of Barnhill)
  (A) Gustavus Robert Rochfort (b 1789, Comm. RN) had issue
  m. (12.09.1814) Maria Leonard (dau of George Leonard of Dover Castle, New Brunswick)
(B) Catherine Rochfort
  m. John Rae (Captain)
  (C)+ other issue (d unm) - John, Elizabeth (d 10.02.1830)
  (3)+ other issue - Singleton, Philip, Rowland, 2 daughters
  c. George Rochfort of Rochfort (b 1713)
  m. (1745) Alice Hume (dau of Sir Gustavus Hume, Bart of Castle Hume)
  (1) Gustavus Hume Rochfort of Rochfort (MP)
  m. (1779) Frances Bloomfield (dau of John Bloomfield of Redwood)
  (A) Gustavus Rochfort (d 1848, Colonel, 3rd son) had issue
  m. Dora Nixon (cousin)
  (B) Richard Rochfort (d 1842) had issue
  m. (1833) Augusta Nixon (dau of Col. _ Nixon, cousin)
  (C) Henry Rochfort (d 1854, Rev.) had issue
m. (1829) Sarah Rochort (cousin)
  (D) William Rochfort (d 1847, Captain RN) had issue
  m. (1833) Arabella Calcraft (dau of John Calcraft)
  (E) Charles Rochfort of Rochfort Lodge (d 1844) had issue
  m. (1832) Hannah Pratt (d 1843, dau of Col. _ Pratt of Cabra Castle)
  (F) Jane Rochfort
  m. Mervyn Archdale of Castle Archdale (General)
  (G) Elizabeth Rochfort
  m. Thomas Fane Uniacke
(H) Frances Jocelyn Rochfort (d 1812)
  m. (1811, sp) William Dutton Pollard of Kinturk & Castle Pollard
  (I) Dora Rochfort
  m. Thomas Wade of Fairfield House
  (J)+ other issue - George (d unm 1809), John (d unm 1811), Alice
  d. William Rochfort of Clontarf (b 1719, d c11.1772)
  m. (1743) Henrietta Ramsay (d 1783/4, dau of Col. John Ramsay)
  (1) Ann Rochfort
  m. _ Weeks
  (2) Diana Rochfort (d 06.09.1803)
  m1. William Cotes of Calcutta
  m2. (1780) Sir John D'Oyly of Calcutta & D'Oyly Park, 6th Bart (d 01.1818)
(3) Henrietta Rochfort
  m. _ Kilpatrick
  (4) Mary Rochfort
  m. _ Grange
  (5)+ other issue - George, John, William, Henry, Judith
  e. Mary Rochfort
  m. (1723) Sir Henry Tuite, Bart of Sonnagh
f. Alice Rochfort (dsp 13.07.1748)
  m. Thomas Loftus of Killyan
  g. Thomasine Rochfort
  m. Gustavus Lambart of Beau Parc
  h. Anne Rochfort
  m. Henry Lyons of River Lyons
  i.+ other issue (d young) - John, Hannah, Elizabeth
ii. John Rochfort of Clogrenane and New Park (b 1690)
  m. (1709) Deborah Staunton (dau of Thomas Staunton)
  a. John Rochfort of Clogrenane (b 1710)
  m. (1733) Emilia Eyre (dau of John Eyre of Eyrecourt)
  (1) John Rochfort of Clogrenane (bpt 25.07.1735)
  m. (1759) Dorothea Burgh (dau of Thomas Burgh of Bert House)
  (A) John Staunton Rochfort of Clogrenane (d 06.05.1844, Colonel) had issue
  m1. (1802) Harriette Mann (d 04.1810, dau of Sir Horace Mann, Bart, by Lucy Noel)
  m2. (1814) Mary Burgh (d 1866, dau of Thomas Burgh of Bert House, sister of Gen. Lord Downes)
  (B) Robert Rochfort (d unm, Rev.)
  (C) Anne Rochfort (b c1762, d 27.11.1862)
  m. (09.1782) Sir Matthew Blakiston, 2nd Bart (b 06.07.1761, d 20.09.1806)
  (D) Dorothea Rochfort
  m. John Turnley of Richmond Lodge & Cushendall
  (2) Mary Rochfort
  m. (1767) Thomas Maunsell
  (3) Deborah Rochfort
  m. George Bishop of Bishop's Hall, co. Kildare
  B.+ 1 son and 3 daughters

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : various web sites (in particular http://rochfortbridge.blogspot.com)
(2) For lower section : BE1883 (Rochfort of Bellfield & Belvedere), BLG1886 (Rochfort of Westmeath), BLG1886 (Rochfort of Clogrenane)
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