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Quin of Adare, Co.Limerick.
Quin of Quinsborough House, Co.Clare.

Valentine Quin,
of Adare, Co.Limerick,
from old Irish family,
mar 1707 to Mary Widenham [dau of Henry Widenham],
probably built the original Adare Manor (since replaced),
died 1744,
had issue:

  1. Windham Quin, of Adare, born 1717,
    had issue:

    1. Valentine Quin, 1st Earl of Dunraven, born 1752.
      Ancestor of Earls of Dunraven, of Adare Manor.

    2. Rev. John Quin,
      mar 1784 to Catherine Grady.

    3. Catherine Quin,
      mar, settlement dated 1779, to Rev. Thomas Grady [born 1759] and had issue.

  2. George Quin (and here), born 1729,
    mar Caroline Cavendish [or Mary, dau of Sir Henry Cavendish, 1st Baronet],
    built Quinsborough House, Co.Clare in 1767,
    High Sheriff of Co.Clare 1770,
    died 1791, age 62 yrs,
    had issue:

    1. Mary Quin, only child,
      mar Thomas Taylour, 1st Marquess of Headfort,
      had issue:

      1. George Taylour (later Quin),
        born 1792,
        younger son, adopted surname Quin 1813,
        known as Lord George Quin,
        inherited Quinsborough,
        mar Georgiana Spencer,
        sold Quinsborough House 1832,
        but retained the shooting lodge, also called "Quinsborough", a few miles to the NW, on side of Gallows Hill, between Ardnacrusha and Sixmilebridge, Co.Clare,
        in 1878 he gave his addresses as London and "Quinsborough, Sixmilebridge",
        the shooting lodge at Quinsborough, Sixmilebridge, is now a ruin,
        had issue:

        1. Rear-Admiral Richard Quin, born 1820.

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