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Geoffrey Eagar


Marriage of Geoffrey Eagar and Millicent Eagar, 18 September 1798, Ballynacourty CoI church.


Geoffrey Eagar,
or Jeffery,
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, Ballynacourty par, Dingle peninsula.
He died pre-1835.
She died in Tralee on 12 May 1835.
They had issue:

  1. Philip Eagar,
    bapt 24 June 1799, Ballynacourty CoI church, Co.Kerry. See entry from here.
    Ballynacourty is the adjoining parish to Ballinvoher, to the W of it, on the Dingle peninsula.
    EAGAR in [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.

EAGAR in [Burke's Arms, 1860] says Philip Eagar married a Miss Martin and emigrated to America.
From p.215.


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.
See entry in tree by Frank Mullady.
And his descendant, Mullady, DNA matches my Cashel family.

Frank Mullady thought he might be identical with the Protestant Philip Eagar above:

However, it is possible this Philip Eagar does descend from the landed Eagar family:


Philip Eagar.
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, [GROI], Tralee, 1865, 3rd qr, age 70 (born 1795), vol 15 p 385.
Philip and Joanna had issue:

  1. Ellen Eagar,
    born est c.1815.
    She mar John Shea.
    At son's bapt 1835 they are living Listry, Kilbonane par, Co.Kerry (SE of Milltown).
    They had issue:

    1. John Shea,
      bapt 26 Oct 1835, Milltown RC church, Co.Kerry. See entry from here.

    2. Catherine Shea, born 1856,
      mar John Riordan and had issue:

      1. Catherine Riordan, born 1895,
        mar John Sullivan and had issue:

        1. Catherine Geraldine Sullivan, born 1930,
          mar --- Mullady and had issue:

          1. C. Mullady.
            DNA match to (Blennerhassett Cashel family): Donal Duggan and Mitrina Ryall and Frank McGrath.
            DNA match to (Cashel of Alaska): David Price.

  2. Johanna Eagar,
    bapt 20 September 1829 [Annascaul RC par records]. See entry from here.
    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.



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