'Wight2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Wight of Limerick

John Wight
1. ?? Wight probably father or grandfather of Edward and his sisters
  A. Edward Wight, Sheriff then Mayor of Limerick (a 1676, d 1723)
  m1. ?? Hoare ("of a highly respectable family, long seated in Limerick")
  i. Rice Wight (d 1737)
  a. John Wight
  Commoners reports that John's descendants "emigrated to the West Indies, where this branch has become extinct in the male line".
  b. Sarah Wight
m. _ Dupont of Cork
  ii. Richard Wight (d 1762, rector of Rathronan, Archdeacon of Limerick)
  a. Edward Wight (rector of Rathronan, Archdeacon of Limerick)
  m. _ Burgh (relict of Michael Cox, nephew of Michael Cox, Archbishop of Cashell)
  (1) Edward Wight (rector of Rathronan)
  m. Mary Bowen (dau of Rev. William John Bowen of Bowen's Court, cousin) @1@ below
(A)+ issue (d unm) - Edward, Catherine
  (2) Catherine Wight
  m. Thomas Spring of Castlemain (son/heir of Thomas by Hannah, dau of Francis Annesley of Ballysonan)
  (3) Elizabeth Wight (dsp)
  m. Molesworth Greene of Mountpelier
  b. Elizabeth Wight
m. Bartholomew Gibbins of Gibbins Grove (Gibbings of Gibbings Grove)
  c. Catherine Wight
  m. Rev. William John Bowen of Bowens Ford, co. Cork
  (1) Mary Bowen
  m. Edward Wight (rector of Rathronan) @1@ above
  (2) Elizabeth Bowen
  m. Lullum Batwell of co. Cork
  (A) Andrew Batwell
  m. _ Galway (dau of John Galway of Mallow)
  (B) Jane Batwell
  m. Edward Massey of Glenville
(3) Jane Bowen
  m. John Fitzmaurice of Lixnaw (grandson of James Fitzmaurice, brother of Thomas, 1st Earl of Kerry)
  m2. (sp) _ Bindon (dau of Alderman Henry Bindon)
  m3. _ Hawkesworth (sister of Mrs Hobart)
i. John Wight of Wightfield, Sheriff then Mayor of Limerick (a 1741, d 1782)
  m. Frances Hobart (dau of William Hobart of Dunmore, cousin)
  a. Edward Wight (dvp 1775, rector of Melick & St. Munchins)
  m. Frances Hobart (dau of William Hobart of High Mount & Mount Melick, cousin)
  (1) Catherine Wight
  m. (01.1789) Rev. John Crossley Seymour
  (2)+ other issue - Hobart (d unm), John (d unm), Frances
  b. Eliza Wight
  m. Sexten Baylee, Mayor of Limerick (a 1758, uncle of Henry Baylee of Loughgur)
  (1) Sexten Baylee
m1. Anne Taverner
  m2. Eliza (relict of Walter Widenham)
  (A)+ issue - John, Pery, Edmund, Jane
  (2) Pery Baylee (d unm)
  (3) Eliza Baylee (dsp 1833)
  m1. Matthew Plaince (Captain)
  m2. W.H. Baylee
  c. Jane Wight (d unm)
  b. Mary Wight (d 1830)
m. Picmar Wight @2@ just below
  ii. Thomas Wight (d unm)
  iii. Williamson Wight (cleric)
  m1. _ Dupont
  m2. Barbara Mitchell (dau of Sir George Mitchell)
  Not clear which wife was mother of ...
  a. Elizabeth Wight
  m. William Galway ## see here ##
  b. Philicia Wight
m. _ Aikenhead of Cork (doctor)
  c.+ other issue - Edward, John
  iv. George Wight
  a. Picmar Wight
  m. Mary Wight (dau of Alderman John Wight, cousin) @2@ just above
(1) George Wight (d unm)
  (2) John Wight
  m. Catherine Bowen (dau of Henry Bowen of Bowen's Court)
  (3) Grizzel Wight
  m. Rev. Thomas Jones
  v. Frances Wight
  m. William Hobart (son/heir of William Hobart of Dunmore by ?? Hawkesworth)
  v. Jane Wight
  m. William Seymour
  vi. Judith Wight (dsp)
  m. William McCormack
  Commoners mentions that Edward returned to England "and brought back with him to Ireland eleven sisters, all of whom married into the most respectable families amongst the English settlers in Limerick" and then names the families they married into as shown below.
  B. daughter
  m. _ Tierney
  C. daughter
  m. _ Pike
  D. daughter
  m. _ Piggott
  E. daughter
  m. _ Hobart
  F. daughter
  m. _ Nicholson
  G. daughter
  m. _ Stevens
  H. daughter
  m. _ Daxon
  I. daughter
m. _ Hickman
  J. daughter
  m. _ Hartwell
  K. daughter
  m. _ Holland of Limerick
  i. ?? Holland (alderman)
  a. (Henry) Holland 'of Limerick'
  (1) Elizabeth Holland
  m. (1763) Ralph Ouseley
  ii.+ 2 daughters
  L. daughter
  m. _ Odell

Main source(s): the section on 'Family of Wight of Wightfield' within Commoners (vol 3, Seymour of Castletown', p204+), the section on 'Family of Wight of Wightfield' within BLG1847 ('Seymour of Castletown')
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