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Capt. Jenkin Conway



Capt. Jenkin Conway,
mar Mary Herbert [born est c.1550, descendant of Henry I and of Aoife Mac Murrough],
granted 1587 (confirmed 1592) Killorglin, Co.Kerry, as part of Munster Plantation,
granted the 13th century Killorglin Castle,
apparently died pre-1614,
had issue:


  1. Elizabeth Conway, born est c.1575,
    mar Robert Blennerhassett and had issue.


  2. Jenkin Conway,
    [Houses of Kerry] says it was him (not his father) who had the grant of Killorglin confirmed in 1613 (or 1614),
    built a new castle at Killorglin and re-named it Castle Conway,
    mar Avice Dalton [or Avis, of Knockmore, Co.Waterford],
    he was bur in the chapel at Castle Conway,
    see his now-vanished tomb at Castle Conway,
    had issue:


    1. Edward Conway,
      of Castle Conway,
      mar Catherine Ryeves [possibly a descendant of Edward III but not proved],
      he was bur in the chapel at Castle Conway,
      see his now-vanished tomb at Castle Conway,
      had issue:


      1. Avice Conway [or Avis],
        "Avicia" in the Latin on her tomb,
        would be after grandmother,
        mar perhaps around 1660 to Capt. Robert Blennerhassett and had issue.


  3. Alice Conway, mar Edward Roe [or Edmund] and had issue:
    1. Alice Roe, mar James Conway and had issue:
      1. Christopher Conway, of Clahane, Co.Kerry, mar Joan Roche and had issue:
        1. Elizabeth Conway, mar c.1700 to John O'Connell and had issue.





Inscription on the Conway-Blennerhassett tomb at Castle Conway recalls Jenkin and Edward and Avice Conway.
From p.148 of [Smith, 1756].


  

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