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Families covered: Whyte of Leixlip

BLG1886 starts its article on this family with the following: "The ancient and eminent family of Whyte of Leixlip, traces its descent from Walter Whyte, of South Wales, who accompanied Strongbow in his expedition and Conquest of Ireland, and in reward for his courage and allegiance, was made a knight by Henry II., 1171. Nicholas Whyte (the descendent of the Strongbowian knight) m. the sister of Thomas Butler ...". BLG1863 (Whyte of Loughbrickland) provides the missing generations, starting with ...
Ethelbert Whyte (lord chief justice of South Wales)
1. Sir Walter Whyte (a 1171, to Ireland)
  m. "a relative of Strongbow's"
  A. Sir James Whyte
  m. Amicie ("dau of the Earl of Leicester")
i. Sir Balthazar Whyte (a 1220)
  a. Sir James Whyte
  (1) Maurice Whyte
  (A) Walter Whyte
  m. _ Mandeville
  (i) Nicholas Whyte (2nd son)
  m. _ Butler (sister of Thomas Butler, Prior of Kilmainham)
  (a) Maurice ('the Lancastrian') Whyte (a 1418, Governor of Montaire)
  ((1)) Bartholomew Whyte
  ((A)) Nicholas Whyte of King's Meadows, co. Wexford
  m. Elizabeth Power of co. Waterford
  ((i)) Sir Nicholas Whyte of Leixlip (d 1572) - continued below
  m. _ Sherlock



Sir Nicholas Whyte of Leixlip, Governor of Wexford Castle (d 1572 (sb 04.1593?), Master of the Rolls of Ireland) - continued above
We have seen a web site which suggests that Sir Nicholas's wife was widow of John Sherlock, being a Butler (possibly a niece of Thomas, Earl of Ormond). We provisionally follow BLG1886 in identifying her as "a dau. of Sherlock". It seems that he (also) married Mary Brereton, dau of Andrew Brereton of Lecale.
m. _ Sherlock
1. Andrew Whyte of Leixlip (d 31.07.1599)
  m. Margaret Finglass (dau of Patrick Finglass)
  A. Sir Nicholas Whyte of Leixlip (b c1583, d 1654)
  m. Ursula Moore (dau of Garret Moore, 1st Viscount)
i. Charles Whyte of Leixlip, Governor of co. Kildare (a 1689, 4th son)
  BLG1886 names only Charles's 2nd wife, Mary Newcomen. It appears that his 1st wife was ...
  m1. Eleanor Barnewall (dau of Nicholas Barnewall, 1st Viscount of Kingsland)
  m2. Mary Newcomen (dau of Sir Thomas Newcomen ("Bart of Mosstown") by Frances, dau of Sir William Talbot, Bart of Cartown)
  a. John Whyte of Leixlip
  m. Mary Purcell (dau of Nicholas Purcell of Loughmoe by Rose, dau of Mark Trevor, Viscount Dungannon)
  (1) Charles Whyte of Leixlip
  m. Anastasia Dunne (dau of Edward Dunne of Brittas by Margaret, dau of Francis Wyse of St. John)
  (A) John Whyte of Leixlip 'of Loughbrickland'
m. (15.02.1776) Letitia de Burgh (dau of Thomas de Burgh, son of John, 9th Earl of Clanricarde)
  (i) Charles John Whyte (b 1777, d 11.1803, Captain) had issue
  m. (1794) Anna Ross-Lewin (dau of John Ross-Lewin of Fortfergus by Eleanor, dau of George Stackpoole of Edenvale, niece of Hugh, 1st Lord Massy, & Eyre, 1st Lord Clarina)
  (ii) Nicholas Charles Whyte of Loughbrickland, Sheriff of co. Down (b 18.01.1783, d 1845, Captain RN, 5th son) had issue
  m. (10.06.1825) Mary Louisa Segrave (d 29.06.1877, dau of Thomas Segrave of Cabra)
  (iii) Edward Whyte (d 1837, Captain RN) had issue
  m. Mary Hall (d 1861, dau of Captain Sober Hall of Durham)
(iv) Letitia Whyte
  m. Charles Whyte Roche of Ballygran
  (v) Margaret Whyte
  m. Charles O'Ferrall of Ballyna (Colonel)
  (vi)+ other issue - John (dsp), Thomas (d unm), Francis (d unm), Marcus, Henry
  (B) Margaret Whyte
  m. John Roche of Limerick
  (C)+ other issue - Sir Nicholas, Rose
  b. Frances White probably of this generation
m. Francis Alen 'of St. Wolstans'
  ii. Frances White (d 20.12.1674) apparently of this generation
  m. (1635) Thomas Dillon, 4th Viscount (b 03.1615, d c1673)
  iii. Eleanor White apparently of this generation
  TCP (Galmoye) suggests some uncertainty regarding this Eleanor but seems clear that she was never married to Sir Arthur Aston, as some suggest.
  m1. Edward Butler, 2nd Viscount of Galmoye (b c1627, d after 24.10.1667)
  m2. (c05.1668) Walter Butler of Munfin
  iv. Mary White apparently of this generation
  m. Theobald Taaffe, 2nd Viscount, 1st Earl of Carlingford (b c1603, d 31.12.1677, General)
  v. Ann White probably of this generation
  m. (05.1636) Christopher Fagan of Feltrim & Castle Fagan
  B. Robert Whyte probably of this generation
  m. Jane Hore (dau of John Hore of Shandon)
2. Mary Whyte (d 25.07.1607) apparently of this generation
  m1. Christopher Darcy of Platyn
  m2. Robert Browne of Mulrankan
  m3. (by 1591) Nicholas St. Lawrence, 8th Lord Howth (b c1555, bur 21.05.1607)

Main source(s): BLG1886 (Whyte of Loughbrickland)
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