Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.

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Hewson of Co.Kerry


Rev. Francis Hewson,
Protestant, born 1738,
mar Margaret Sandes [descendant of Edward III],
had issue:

Rev. Robert Hewson, born 1780.
Protestant cleric (Church of Ireland).
Curate of Kilcolman (Milltown), Co.Kerry.
He mar 19 Oct 1807 [Kilcolman CoI church, Co.Kerry] to Frances Bland.
He died 27 May 1840.
They had issue:

  1. Rev. Robert Hewson,
    bapt April 27, 1813 [Kilcolman CoI church, Co.Kerry].
    Protestant cleric (Church of Ireland).
    Listed in [Thom's, 1874] as curate at Carne parish, Co.Wexford (church at Churchtown, near Rosslare).
    Described as "Clerk in Holy Orders", unmarried, at death.
    He died 28 Dec 1881, Aghmacart, Co.Laois (near Co.Kilkenny border, see map), age 68 yrs. See entry in [GROI].
    [Anne-Marie Healy] said he died 4 Jan 1882, at Kilcolman, Co.Kerry. That is incorrect but maybe that is date of funeral.


[Burkes Irish, 1976] shows Rev. Robert Hewson senior had son Francis born 1809 and younger sons.
Robert's baptism 1813 shows he is son of Rev. Robert.

Account of Rev. Robert Hewson junior.
From p.133 of [Murphy and Chamberlain, 2011].


Rev. Robert Hewson's houses at Kilcolman

Rev. Robert Hewson senior was curate of Kilcolman (Milltown), Co.Kerry.
[Houses of Kerry] says he lived at Kilburn House as at 1812.
Later he would have lived at the The Rectory, Kilcolman (built 1820).

Kilburn House, W of Milltown, on 1887 to 1913 map.
Now a B+B. See street view.

Kilburn House.
From tripadvisor.

Kilcolman church and Glebe House (or "The Rectory") on 1887 to 1913 map.
See modern street view of entrance.

Glebe House, Kilcolman, for sale here.


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