Marriage of Geoffrey Eagar and Millicent Eagar, 18 September 1798, Ballynacourty CoI church.
of Ballinvoher, Dingle peninsula, Co.Kerry.
He mar 1798 to his 1st cousin's dau Millicent Eagar
[grand-dau of Robert Blennerhassett
descendant of Edward III
Listed at children's baptisms 1799-1802 as living in the parish of Ballinvoher.
Wife's death notice describes him (though name given wrong) as of Anascaul
He died pre-1835.
She died in Tralee on 12 May 1835.
They had issue:
bapt 24 June 1799,
Ballynacourty CoI church, Co.Kerry.
Ballynacourty is the adjoining parish to Ballinvoher, to the W of it, on the Dingle peninsula.
[Burke's Arms, 1860]
says he married a Miss Martin and emigrated to America.
This is clearly the death of Millicent Eagar in Tralee on 12 May 1835, with an error in the name of her husband.
From Kerry Evening Post, May 13, 1835
The baptism of Philip Eagar,
24 June 1799, Ballynacourty CoI church.
[Burke's Arms, 1860]
says Philip Eagar married a Miss Martin and emigrated to America.
Philip Eagar who had Catholic children
There is a Philip Eagar of Co.Kerry around the same generation as the above,
who married Joanna Barrett, and had issue who were Catholic.
by Frank Mullady
Frank Mullady thought he might be identical with the Protestant Philip Eagar above.
He is in the right parish, Ballinvoher.
And this family has a DNA match to my family.
So it looked promising.
However [Burke's Arms, 1860]
says the above Philip Eagar married a Miss Martin and emigrated to America.
It is also a stretch to have the above Philip Eagar being a grandfather at age 36.
Unless more evidence emerges, it looks like they are different people.
And my family's DNA match could come through any line.
The family story among his descendants was he was Protestant.
He mar Joanna Barrett
Their children were bapt Catholic.
(todo) Try death of Johanna Eagar,
1865, 3rd qr, age 70 (born 1795), vol 15 p 385.
Philip and Joanna had issue:
- Ellen Eagar,
born est c.1815.
mar John Shea.
At son's bapt 1835 they are living Listry, Kilbonane par, Co.Kerry (SE of Milltown).
- John Shea,
bapt 26 Oct 1835, Milltown RC church, Co.Kerry.
- Catherine Shea, born 1856,
mar John Riordan and had issue:
- Catherine Riordan, born 1895,
mar John Sullivan and had issue:
- Catherine Geraldine Sullivan, born 1930,
mar --- Mullady and had issue:
- C. Mullady.
DNA match to
Donal Duggan and
Mitrina Ryall and
- Johanna Eagar,
bapt 20 September 1829 [Annascaul RC par records].
Annascaul would be the large RC parish including Ballynacourty and Ballinvoher.
Her father is listed as Philip Eagar.
The RC baptism of John Shea,
26 Oct 1835.
The RC baptism of Johanna Eagar, 20 September 1829.
- This could be yet another Philip Eagar:
Philip Eagar who mar 17 March 1828
at Kilcolman CoI church, Co.Kerry,
to Judy Hickey [of Milltown].
Milltown is not far E of Ballinvoher.