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Pronounced "Punsunby", according to [Gourley, 1965].

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William Carrique Ponsonby (formerly William Carrique).
From [Ponsonby, 1929].
As at 1929 this portrait was in the possession of Richard Ponsonby Blennerhassett.
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Henry Ponsonby, born 1619,
mar Rose Weldon,
served under Cromwell in Irish Confederate Wars,
he was granted Crotto (or Crotta), between Tralee and Listowel, Co.Kerry, in 1666,
built Crotto House 1669,
died at Crotto in 1681,
had issue:

Thomas Ponsonby,
of Crotto,
mar 1685 to Susanna Grice,
had issue:

  1. Rose Ponsonby, born must be c.1686,
    mar 1705 to John Carrique [descendant of Edward III],
    had issue:

    1. William Carrique (later William Carrique Ponsonby),
      mar Margaret Crosbie,
      inherited Crotto from his uncle Richard Ponsonby in 1763,
      changed name to "William Carrique Ponsonby",
      [Ponsonby, 1929] thought he changed his name to Carrique Ponsonby in 1729,
      though [Ms 20608] says he was still "Carrique" in 1735,
      maybe he only changed name when inherited in 1763,
      Tralee church held a silver paten, the gift of "William Ponsonby" to the church of Kilflynn in 1764,
      see abstract of deed of 1765,
      he was party to his son's [Marriage settlement, 1766],
      (todo) see William Carrique Ponsonby, 1770 case in: House of Lords, Irish Appeal cases, [NLI] ILB 34791,
      he is William Carrigue Ponsonby, of Cloghers, Co.Kerry, whose will was pr 1782,
      had issue:

      1. James Carrique Ponsonby, of Crotto, only son,
        born 1738, according to entry in [MPs in Dublin: Companion to History of the Irish Parliament, 1692-1800, E.M. Johnston-Liik, 2006],
        mar settlement 1766,
        ancestor of Carrique Ponsonby (or sometimes Carrigue Ponsonby) of Crotto.

  2. Alice Ponsonby,
    mar 1718 to Edmund Peacocke and had issue,
    ancestors of:

    1. Georgina Pinkas, researching family tree.

  3. Richard Ponsonby, of Crotto,
    MP for Kinsale 1727-60,
    mar 2ndly to Arabella Blennerhassett [born 1726],
    his will of 1762 left Crotto to his nephew,
    died 1763, will pr 1764.

  4. Honora Ponsonby,
    mar 1733 to John Wren and had issue.

Surviving stone from Crotto House, dated 1760.
It has the name "R. Ponsonby" (Richard Ponsonby, MP, died 1763).
Photo 2013. See larger and full size.
See wider shot and other shot.
See also photo in [O'Flaherty, 2003], which says this stone is part of the old cider press, though dates it wrong as 1790.


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