'Singleton2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Singleton of Fort Singleton, Singleton of Mendlesham, Singleton of Quinville, Corbet of Corbet Hill
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John Singleton ("a scion of the Lancashire family of Singleton")
m. Jane Bruffe
1. John Singleton of Ballygorren or Ballygreen (d 1797)
  m(1). Marcella D'Alton (dau of Michael D'Alton of Deer Park)
  A. John Singleton of Quinville then Limerick
  B. Edward D'Alton Singleton of Quinville, co. Clare (d 06.10.1814)
  m. (1791) Mary Brady (d 02.1835, dau of Hugh Brady of Limerick (of the Tomgreany family of co. Clare))
  i. John Singleton of Quinville, Sheriff (b 16.02.1793, d 05.08.1877) had issue
  m1. (18.11.1819) Isabella Carew Creagh (d 05.1861, dau/heir of Michael Creagh of Laurentium by Sarah Dobson Carew)
  m2. (1867, sp?) Emma Phillips (dau of Rev. Matthew Phillips of Myrrtheer, widow of Thomas Woodforde)
ii. Hugh Brady Singleton had issue
  m. Jane Massey (dau of John Massey of Doonas)
  iii. Edward Singleton had issue
  m. Jane Potts (dau of James David Potts of Cheltenham)
  iv. Anthony Singleton
  v. Marcella Singleton
  m1. Henry Vereker D'Esterre of Rosemanaher (son/heir of Henry, recorder of Limerick)
  m2. William Finch of Kilcolman
  vi. Anne Singleton
m. John Brady of Raheens
  vii. Maria Singleton
  m. John Browne Finch of Clonmaken
  viii. Eliza Singleton
  m. James Campbell Patterson of Tarbert
  C. Jane Singleton
  m. Sir Anthony King of Dublin
  D. Mary Singleton
  m. (1766) Edward Palmer of Elen Grove
  Possibly another wife of John was ...
  m2. (1792) Jane Blood (dau of John Blood of Castle Fergus & Ballykilty)
2. Anne Singleton
  m. Samuel Cooper of Cooper Hill
3. Sarah Singleton
  m1. Richard Copley of co. Limerick then Boston, America
  The following comes from TCP ('Lyndhurst') & BE1883 ('Copley of Lyndhurst').
  A. John Singleton Copley (d 1815, painter, to England)
  m. Mary Susannah Farnum Clarke (d 1836, dau of Richard Clarke of Boston by Elizabeth Winslow)
  i. John Singleton Copley of Lyndhurst, Baron Lyndhurst of Lyndhurst (b 21.05.1772, d 12.10.1863, Lord Chancellor) had issue (daughters)
  m1. (13.03.1819) Sarah Garay Brunsden (b 1795, d 15.01.1834, dau of Charles Brunsden, widow of Lt. Col. Charles Thomas)
  m2. (05.08.1837) Georgiana Goldsmith (d 05.12.1901, dau of Lewis Goldsmith)
  m2. Henry Pelham
  B. Henry Pelham
  m. _ Butler (dau of William Butler of Castle Crine)
  i.+ issue (d unm) - Peter, William
  C. Edward Pelham



Edward Singleton (d before 04.1710, alderman of Drogheda, MP)
m. Catherine
1. Rowland Singleton 'of Drogheda' (d 1741-2, Rev.)
  BLG1886 identifies Rowland's wife as Elizabeth Graham. TCB (vol 5, 'Yorke of Dublin') identifies her further as ...
  m. Elizabeth Graham (dau of John Graham of Drogheda)
  A. Patience Singleton
  m. Francis Leigh
B. Sarah Singleton
  m. Arthur Rochfort
  C. Mary Singleton
  m. Philip Tisdall (Attorney General)
  D. Charity Singleton (b 1706-7, dsp 06.05.1779)
  m1. (05.1742) William Cope of Loughgall
  m2. (13.09.1744) Sir William Yorke of Dublin, Bart (b c1700, dsp 30.09.1776, Chief Justice, Chancellor of the Exchequer of Ireland)
2. Henry Singleton (Master of the Rolls, Lord Chief Justice in Ireland, d unm 1759, 5th son)
3. Sarah Singleton
  m. Rev. John Morris
  A. Anne Morris
  m. Francis Corbet (Dean of St. Patrick's) @@ below
4. Mary Singleton
  m1/2. John Leigh
  BLG1886 & BLGI1912 report Mary's marriage to John Leigh but this appears to be the Mary, sister of Lord Chief Justice Henry, who (also) married ...
  m2/1. Godfrey Boleyne of Fennor
  A. Patience Boleyne (d 05.06.1764)
  m. (1724) Robert Howard, Bishop of Killala then Elphin (b 24.09.1683, d 03.04.1740)
5. Margaret Singleton
  m. George Hardman of Drogheda
6. Jane Singleton
  m. James Meade
7. Elizabeth Singleton
  m. _ Lindsay (judge)
8. Patience Singleton
  m. John Fowke
  Their son inherited property from his uncle, the Lord Chief Justice, and assumed the name Singleton.
9. Anne Singleton
  m. _ Madders
10.+ other issue - Samuel (dsp 1726), Edward (d unm 1725-6), John (d unm 1736, Rev.)



Thomas or Oliver Singleton of Fort Singleton
m. ?? Anketell (dau of Oliver Anketell of Anketell Grove) parents of Rebecca & Catherine, presumed also of ...
1. Thomas Singleton of Fort Singleton, co. Monaghan the first mentioned by BLG1886
  m. Isabella Crawford (dau of James Crawford of Enniskillen)
  A. Thomas Singleton of Fort Singleton (d 09.04.1836)
  m. Annabella Crawford (b 1760, d 01.12.1842, dau of Andrew Crawford, cousin)
  i. Isabella Singleton (b 03.09.1783, d 09.12.1868)
  m. Andrew Crawford of Auburn (cousin)
  Their elder son succeeded to Fort Singleton and assumed the name Singleton.
  B. Isabella Singleton
  m. John Moutray Jones
2. Rebecca Singleton ("dau of Oliver Singleton of Fort Singleton by dau of Oliver Anketel of Anketel Grove")
  m. (1740-1) Thomas Young of Lough Esk
3. Catherine Singleton ("dau of Thomas Singleton of Fort Singleton by dau of Oliver Anketell of Anketell Grove")
  m. (1768) Rev. Anketell Moutray of Favour Royal (d c1801)



Francis Corbet (d 1775, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, "a descendant of the Shropshire Corbets")
m. Anne Morris (dau of Rev. John Morris by Sarah, dau of Edward Singleton) @@ above
1. Robert Corbet of Corbet Hill, co. Wexford (b 20.01.1741, d 27.05.1804)
  m. (21.10.1769) Susannah Woodward of Drumbarrow
  A. Francis Corbet of Corbet Hill, later Singleton of Aclare (b 14.10.1770, d 09.1825) had issue
  m. (11.02.1806) Frances Deane (d 1860, dau of Joseph Deane of Terenure, relict of Major Anthony Cliffe of Abbeybraney & New Ross)
  Francis assumed the name Singleton in compliance with the will of his great-grand-uncle, Lord Chief Justice Henry Singleton.
  B. Sarah Corbet (d 05.04.1817)
  m. (29.07.1797) Willliam O'Brien (Lt. Colonel)
  C. Elizabeth Margaret Corbet
  m. (22.09.1810) Thomas Gore (rector of Mulrancan)
  D.+ other issue - Robert (b 10.0531777, d 13.09.1810, Captain RN), Samuel (b 21.04.1785, d 11.1811), Henrietta (d unm), Anne (d unm 1812), Ellinor Susannah
2.+ 3 sons (d young) and 3 daughters



Possibly brother of Thomas Singleton of Mendlesham, who m. Elizabeth Yaxley, was ...
Edmund Syngleton or Singleton of Mendlesham, Suffolk
1. Edward Singleton
2. William Singleton of Mendlesham
  m. Elizabeth Cornwallis (dau of William Cornwallis of Brome (who d. 1519))
  A. William Singleton of Dykelborough, Norfolk (4th son)
  m. Margaret Holland of Suffolk
  B. Ann Singleton
  m. John Landymer of Essex
  C. Joane Singleton
  m. Thomas Blomfield of Mendlesham
  D. Elizabeth Singleton
  m. Francis Gascoigne
  E. Ursula Singleton
  m. _ Goddard
  F.+ issue - Edward, Thomas, Francis
2. Philippa Singleton possibly of this generation
  m. Humphrey Rous

Main source(s):
(1) For the top section : BLG1886 ('Singleton of Quinville Abbey'), BLGI1912 ('Singleton of Quinville Abbey')
(2) For the second section : BLG1886 ('Singleton of Mell'), BLGI1912 ('Singleton of Mell')
(3) For the third section : BLG1886 ('Singleton of Fort Singleton')
(4) For the fourth section : BLG1886 ('Singleton of Aclare'), BLGI1912 ('Singleton of Aclare')
(5) For the lowest section : Visitation (Norfolk, 1563+1589+1613, 'Syngleton')
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