Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.

My ancestors - Blennerhassett - Contents


Launcelot Sandes,
mar Margaret Stoughton [descendant of Edward III],
had issue:

  1. William Sandes,
    mar Mary Coward,
    had issue:

    1. Lancelot Sandes,
      mar Margaret Crosbie,
      had issue:

      1. Mary Dorothea Sandes,
        mar Lancelot Sandes,
        had issue:

        1. Margaret Sandes, mar Reverend Francis Hewson [born 1738] and had issue.

  2. John Sandes, born 1668,
    mar Mary Blennerhassett [descendant of Edward III],
    had issue:

    1. Thomas Sandes,
      mar Bridget Fitzgerald,
      had issue:

      1. William Sandes, born 1736,
        of Sallow Glen (or Sallowglen), Co.Kerry,
        died 1812,
        had issue:

        1. Thomas William Sandes, of Sallow Glen, born 1771.

        2. William Sandes,
          born 1774 [Adrian Sandes].
          He mar Aphra Wren [descendant of Edward III].
          He was of Pyrmont House, near Tarbert, Co. Kerry (just NE of Sallow Glen, nearer to Tarbert).
          He was at Pyrmont by 1814 [Houses of Kerry].
          He was a party to the dispute over Louisa Ponsonby's pregnancy and inheritance in 1825-1829. His brother-in-law was William Carrique Ponsonby, Louisa's uncle and apparent guardian. Later his son married William's dau (Louisa's 1st cousin).
          He died 1852.
          William and Aphra had issue:

          1. Margaret Sandes, eldest dau,
            mar 1823 to Robert Leslie and had issue.

          2. Rev. Robert Wren Sandes,
            Robert Leslie Wren Sandes, born 1820.
            He entered TCD 1839, age 19.
            Curate of Listowel 1848. See [Ardfert and Aghadoe Clergy].
            Curate of Aghavallen (Ballylongford) at least 1850 to 1858. See [Ardfert and Aghadoe Clergy].
            He baptised Kitchener at Aghavallen in 1850.
            Living Ballylongford at mar.
            He mar 1852 to Alicia Ponsonby. No issue.
            He was her 1st cousin, and he was 1st cousin of her sister's husband.
            They possibly lived at Coolbeha House, Co.Kerry, but there is confusion about this.
            He later lived Norwood Villas, Rushbrooke, Queenstown (Cobh), Co.Cork.
            Alicia died pre-1895.
            Rev. Robert died 26 Jan 1895, at his home, Norwood Villas, age 74 yrs.
            See death cert from here.
            Will pr 23 April 1895. See entry from here.

        3. Rev. Stephen Creagh Sandes, born 1778,
          Bishop of Cashel and Ossory,
          had issue:

          1. Samuel Dickson Sandes, born 1822,
            had issue:

            1. Mary Sandes, born 1861,
              mar John Gerard Baker and had issue.

Pyrmont House, near Tarbert, Co.Kerry.
From 1887 to 1913 map.
Pyrmont House is now demolished and there is a new building at the site.
See street view of entrance drive today.

Sallow Glen, Co.Kerry

Or Sallowglen.
Between Ballylongford and Tarbert, Co.Kerry (see old map).
The house has been demolished. Some ruins remain.

Sallow Glen.
From 1887 to 1913 map.

Sallow Glen on modern satellite view.
See street view of NW entrance.
See street view of SE entrance (with gate lodge).

Sallow Glen.
From [McAuliffe, vol.1, 2011, p.108].
See larger and full size.

Sallow Glen.
From [McAuliffe, vol.1, 2011, p.108].
See larger and full size.

Sallow Glen.
From [Irish Country Houses].

Sallow Glen.
From Mike Sandes. Formerly here. Used with permission.


Coolbeha House and Gunsborough House, Co.Kerry

Rev. Robert Sandes above baptised Lord Kitchener in 1850. But was Kitchener also born in his house?

Coolbeha House and Gunsborough House are close to each other, between Ballylongford and Listowel, Co.Kerry.
There is confusion about the two houses, whether Rev. Robert Sandes lived in either, and where Kitchener was born in 1850.

More research is needed to make sense of all this.

Coolbeha House, Coolbeha townland, Galey par (between Ballylongford and Listowel), Co.Kerry, on 1887 to 1913 map.

Gunsborough House, Knockenagh North townland, Galey par (between Ballylongford and Listowel), Co.Kerry, on 1887 to 1913 map.

Gunsborough House.
From Kerry County Museum.
See larger and full size.



Sources yet to be consulted


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