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Thomas Colclough of Kings County

Thomas Colclough,
born 1724,
of Kings County (Co.Offaly), on Co.Westmeath border.
Possible descendant of Edward III if (but seems unlikely) he descends from Colclough of Tintern Abbey.
See Wikitree and
Both of these sources think he is Thomas son of Adam of Boley but that is wrong.
Both of these sources have him marrying in 1752 in Co.Wexford to Mary Costello, but that seems unlikely geographically, and also date must be wrong if his son is born c.1743. This is probably a different Thomas Colclough in Co.Wexford.

Thomas had issue:

Timothy Colclough.
He was born on the Marquess of Lansdowne estate in Kings County (Co.Offaly).
Said to be born 1750 but must be born c.1743 if having children in 1763.
Moved to Dublin.
Lived Smithfield, Dublin.
He mar Margaret Kiernan [or Keernan, of Dublin].
Looks like married and living in Dublin by 1763. Looks like he was Protestant and she was Catholic. Children baptised Catholic, while he stayed Protestant.
See RC baptisms of children of Timothy Colclough and wife Margaret at St.Michan's RC church, Dublin, 1763 and 1771. And also 20 July 1767.
Colclough and Bryan, sale-masters, are listed at Bow St, Dublin, in [Dublin directory, 1779].
Colclough and McNally, salesmasters, are listed at Smithfield in [Dublin directory, 1791].
Timothy was bur 16 February 1797, Dublin, CoI burial.
They had issue:

Thomas Colclough.
He must be Thomas Colclough who was bapt 11 October 1771 [St.Michan's RC par records, Dublin], son of Timothy Colclough and wife Margaret.
He mar Margaret Tighe.
Thomas Colclough, salesmaster, of Smithfield is listed in [Dublin directory, 1814].
They had issue:

  1. John Colclough, born 1801,
    of Smithfield, Dublin.
    He mar 1829, Rathmines RC church, Dublin, to Catherine Patterson.
    See Colclough marriages and baptisms in Rathmines RC church, 1829 on.
    In 1852 he purchased Finnstown House, Lucan, Co.Dublin.
    They had issue:

    1. Margaret Colclough,
      born 1834, Dublin.
      She mar 2 Feb 1859 to Patrick Spain and had issue.
      They mar at St.Andrew's RC church, Dublin. See mar entry from here.
      See marriage notice in Freemans Journal, February 3, 1859.

This branch in Beauchamp Colclough's pedigree, 2009 version, Ch.5.
A date of marriage of 1760 is marked with a question mark, but that could actually be his marriage if his child was born 1763. His date of birth of 1750 would then be wrong.

The earliest known document for this family:
Baptism of Mary Colclough, 28 July 1763 [St.Michan's RC par records, Dublin].
From here.

Baptism of Thomas Colclough, 11 October 1771 [St.Michan's RC par records, Dublin].
From here.
See also image from here.

Colclough and Bryan, sale-masters, are listed at Bow St, Dublin, in [Dublin directory, 1779].

Colclough and McNally, salesmasters, are listed at Smithfield in [Dublin directory, 1791].

Burial of Timothy Colclough of Smithfield, 16 February 1797, [St.James' CoI church], Dublin.

Thomas Colclough in [Dublin directory, 1814].

John Colclough buys Finnstown House.
From Freemans Journal, January 31, 1852 (NOT 1851).

Finnstown House, Lucan, Co.Dublin, on 1887 to 1913 map.

Marriage of Margaret Colclough to Patrick Spain in 1859.

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