The Fabulous Kitty Pope-Hennessey

Kitty Pope Hennessy

This is the start of the story of Kitty Pope-Hennessy. There’s way too much to put into one post, so this is the start of a series. It is tangential to the main families, but gives an interesting twist to the circles they move in, and also how inter-related they were.

Rostellan Castle


Kitty Pope-Hennessy married Edward Thackwell early in 1894 at Rostellan Castle in Cork. She was a forty-four year old widow, and he was twenty six. He was a year older than her eldest son who died young, and three, and seven, years older than his step-sons.

Kitty and Edward had almost certainly met at the wedding of his sister Catherine at Aghada Hall in 1891. She became a widow that year when John Pope-Hennessey died in October 1891. Lady Pope Hennessy’s wedding present to the bride was an Astrakhan wrap.

Edward was the only son of a second son, William de Wilton Roche Thackwell (1834–1910), who served in the Crimean War and in Egypt in 1882. All three of his uncles also served in the army, as did most of his cousins, but he certainly doesn’t join the army, and doesn’t appear to have worked much at all..

To paraphrase Mrs Merton ” So Edward, what attracted you to the wealthy neighbour with the castle?”

Edward’s grandfather had bought Agahada House in 1853, though by the time of the wedding, it had almost certainly been inherited by his uncle Joseph Edward Lucas Thackwell, and then passed on to Edward, and Katherine’s younger first cousin, Walter Joseph, (b. 1876).

The sale of the house was the end of John Roche‘s dream of creating a Roche dynasty, based on the male (Roche) sons of either of his nephews. The only male heirs John Roche had left after the death of James Joseph Roche in 1847 were John Roche O’Bryen, and his brothers.  Lieut.-Gen. Sir Joseph Thackwell, who bought the estate, was a veteran of  the Peninsular War, and Waterloo, as well as the First Anglo-Afghan War, and the First Anglo-Sikh War. Maria, his wife, was from the branch of the Roche family that owned Trabolgan House, which makes her a first cousin five times removed of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Sir John Pope Hennessy

Kitty’s husband, Sir John Pope-Hennessy had bought Rostellan Castle on his retirement from the Colonial Service.  It had been in the hands of the O’Brien/O’Bryens since 1645 until the death of the 3rd, and last, Marquess of Thomond in 1855, when it was bought by Dr T. A. Wise, followed by Sir John. The house was demolished in 1944. There is a description of the house by Samuel Lewis in 1837.

“Rostellan Castle, the seat of the Marquess of Thomond, is an elegant mansion on the margin of the harbour, over which it commands extensive and pleasing views, and in a highly cultivated and extensive demesne, comprehending one – third of the parish, and richly embellished with woods and plantations. The grounds are arranged with great taste, and for nearly two miles skirted by the waters of Rostellan bay, and diversified with the rural and picturesque houses of the farming steward, gardeners, and others connected with the management of the farm. The gardens are extensive and tastefully arranged; the flower gardens contain a fine selection of the choicest plants and flowers.“(A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837)

All three of the houses are within a five mile radius of each other on the south eastern edge of Cork harbour, though none have survived to the present day.  There are no clear apparent links between our O’Bryens and Roches to either of the Rostellan or Trabolgan families, apart from shared surnames, and any speculation is for another time.


Aghada House 1

Lower Aghada
Lower Aghada

Aghada  is a small fishing town situated to the south-east of Cork city in County Cork, Ireland. Aghada parish consists of several small villages and townlands including  Rostellan, Farsid, Upper Aghada, Lower Aghada, Whitegate, Guileen and Ballinrostig.

Aghada  House was, apparently, a large  Georgian house designed by the Cork architect  Abraham Hargrave (1755-1808), and built for John Roche  (Ernest O’Bryen’s great grandfather) . It was completed in 1808. John Roche was also responsible for the start of the Aghada National School in 1819. John Roche appears to have left his house to his nephews, James Joseph Roche, and William Roche, who were, I think, cousins rather than brothers. William Roche died in 1836, and James Joseph and his family were living there until James’s death in 1847.

The estate, and the provisions of John Roche’s will were part of a court case, and appeal in 1848, and 1849. (Hillary Term 1848, Mary O’Brien v James Roche and William Roche…lands of Aghada [Mitchelstown Cork]… and Roche v. O’Brien —Feb. 1, 2. 1849) following the death of James Joseph Roche in 1847. 

The house and land were sold in July 1853 in the Encumbered Estates Court, as part of the estates of Joseph Roche, and William Roche, with Mary (Maria Josepha)  and Eleanor Roche listed as owners, and Pauline Roche as ex parte.

Entrance to Aghada Hall
Entrance to Aghada Hall

Most traces of Aghada Hall House seem to have disappeared, apart from signs of a walled garden, half  an entrance and a small gatehouse.  The old sheds and stables have been converted into houses.

The house appeared to have briefly in the possession of Henry Hewitt O’Bryen, and was then bought by Major General Sir Joseph Lucas Thackwell in 1853.  Thackwell had married Maria Audriah Roche (from the Trabolgan branch of the Roche family) in 1825. She was the eldest daughter of Francis Roche of Rochemount, County Cork (an uncle of Edmond Roche, 1st Baron Fermoy). They had four sons and three daughters.  She should not to be confused with Maria Josepha Roche, who was James Joseph Roche’s daughter, and one of the parties to the 1848/9 court cases.

The house was left to their son Major William de Wilton Roche Thackwell (1834-1910). He married Charlotte (daughter of Rev. Tomkinson).  William R. Thackwell lived in Aghada Hall house until 1894.Their eldest daughter Katherine Harriet Thackwell married Col. Edward Rawdon Penrose who in 1891 changed his surname by Royal Licence to Thackwell.  There is an account of their wedding on the Housetorian website.

It is still not entirely clear when the house was demolished.

Roche estates

  • Roche (Trabolgan) – The Roches were established at Trabolgan, Whitegate, county Cork, from the mid 17th century. In 1703 Edmund Roche of Trabolgan purchased over 2,500 acres in the barony of Barrymore, forfeited by Walter Coppinger and his son James. In 1672 Edward Roche married Catherine Lavallin of Walterstown, county Cork, and they had four sons. The eldest, Francis, died unmarried in 1755 and all the Roche estate was eventually inherited by his grandnephew, Edward Roche of Kildinan. In 1805 Edward Roche married Margaret Honoria Curtin, a relative of Edmund Burke. Their son, Edmund Burke Roche, was created Baron Fermoy in 1856. The main part of the Roche estate was in the parish of Rathcormack, barony of Barrymore, but some of it was located in the parishes of Kilshannig, barony of Duhallow, Ardnageehy, Gortroe, Ballycurrany, Dunbulloge, Lisgoold and Templebodan, barony of Barrymore, Aghada, Garryvoe and Trabolgan, barony of Imokilly and Whitechurch, barony of Cork. Edmund B. Roche was among the principal lessors in the parish of Ringagonagh, barony of Decies-within-Drum, county Waterford in 1851. In 1877 the 2nd Baron Fermoy married the Honourable Cecilia O’Grady of Rockbarton, daughter of the 3rd Viscount Guillamore. In the mid 1870s she is recorded as the owner of 4,977 acres in county Limerick. At the same time Lord Fermoy of Trabolgan is recorded as owning 15,543 acres in county Cork and 744 acres in county Waterford. In November 1880 the Kildinan estate in the barony of Barrymore, the lands of Glashybeg, barony of Duhallow and Balinvarrig, barony of Cork, were advertised for sale with the lands of Gurtnadidhy and Ballincourty, barony of Decies within Drum, county Waterford. The total acreage amounted to 8,178 acres.
  • O’Grady (Cahir Guillamore) – Descended from a younger son of the O’Gradys of Kilballyowen, county Limerick, Standish O’Grady, son of Darby O’Grady of Mount Prospect, was created Viscount Guillamore in 1831. The O’Gradys acquired Cahir by the marriage of the 1st Viscount’s grandfather, Standish O’Grady, to Honora, daughter and co heir of Jeremiah Hayes of Cahir. The Guillamore estate was in the parishes of Fedamore and Glenogra, barony of Smallcounty, Tullabracky, barony of Coshma and Abbeyfeale, Clonelty, Grange and Mahoonagh, barony of Glenquin, county Limerick and Drumtarriff, barony of Duhallow, county Cork, at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. Lady Guillamore held land in the parish of Askeaton, barony of Connello Lower. In the 1870s the 4th Viscount owned 3,750 acres in county Limerick and 1096 acres in county Cork, while his niece, Honourable Cecilia O’Grady of Rockbarton, only surviving child of the 3rd Viscount, owned 4,977 acres. She married Lord Fermoy in 1877.
  • Roche (Rochemount) – This branch of the Roche family of county Cork was descended from Edmond, second son of Edward Roche of Trabolgan and his wife, Catherine Lavallin. Edmond, by his wife Barbara Hennessy, had two sons, the eldest, Edmond of Kildinan was grandfather of the 1st Baron Fermoy. In 1796 Edmond’s second son, Francis of Rochemount, married Esther Webb and they had two sons, Francis James and John Webb of Rochemount. At the time of Griffith’s Valuation John W. Roche held land in the parishes Monanimy, barony of Fermoy, Templeusque, barony of Barrymore, Cloyne, Titeskin and Corkbeg, barony of Imokilly. In July 1853 the estate of John Webb Roche at Ballindinisk and Pouladown, over 800 acres in the barony of Barrymore, was advertised for sale. In April 1856 his estate in the baronies of Fermoy and Imokilly was advertised for sale. This estate amounted to 3265 acres in total. The original lease of Cloughbolly or Nagle’s Mountain in the barony of Fermoy was from Hugh Millerd to Francis Roche in 1775. The lands in the barony of Imokilly were held on a lease from Edward Roche to Francis Roche dated 1770. The Freeman’s Journal reported that two lots were purchased by Mr. Smith and a third, in trust, by Mr. Kilt. Rochemount itself was again advertised for sale in July 1857.
  • Clarke (Farran) – William Clarke, a tobacco merchant of Cork, bought Farran House, parish of Aglish, barony of East Muskerry and a large estate in 1868. His company, William Clarke and Sons, became one of the largest tobacco producing companies in the British Isles. In the 1870s William Clarke of Farran owned 5,679 acres in county Cork. Thomas Clarke held 1,058 acres of untenanted land at Farran in 1906. Aghamarta Castle and Nadrid House belonged to members of this family in the 20th century. see
  • Roche (Aghada) – The estate of James Joseph Roche at Aghada, barony of Barrymore, county Cork, came into the possession of John Roche, who left it to his nephew William Roche. Part of the lands of Aghada were advertised for sale in July 1853, the estate of James and William Roche, continued in the names of Mary and Eleanor Roche. This estate later came into the possession of the Thackwell family who were related to the Roche family of Trabolgan. In the 1870s Major Joseph Edward Lucas Thackwell of Aghada House, Whitegate, owned 873 acres in county Cork and 280 acres in county Waterford. See also “The Irish Jurist”, Vol I Miscellaneous (1849), page 157, re the will of John Roche.
  • Thackwell – The former Roche estate at Aghada came into the possession of the Thackwell family in the second half of the 19th century. The Thackwells were related to the Roche family of Trabolgan. In the 1870s Major Joseph Edward Lucas Thackwell of Aghada House, Whitegate, owned 873 acres in county Cork and 280 acres in county Waterford. Lady Thackwell is recorded as the owner of over 450 acres in Waterford at the same time.
  • Barry (Dunbulloge) – The fee simple estate of Mary Theresa Barry amounting to 4,993 acres mainly in the parish of Dunbulloge, barony of Barrymore, county Cork, was advertised for sale in July 1870. Most of the tenants of the estate held on leases from Lord Fermoy dated 1857-1862 although the estate appears to have been in the possession of Lord Midleton at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. The wife of St Leger Barry of Ballyclough was named Mary Caroline Theresa (Carr) but according to Burke’s ”Landed Gentry of Ireland” he did not marry her until 1883.
  • Roche (Kinsalebeg) – In the 1870s, George Roche held 140 acres in county Waterford as well as joint ownership of over 470 acres in county Cork. This family were descended from Sir John Roch of Tourin and a branch of the Roch family, Lords Fermoy.

James Roche Esq 1770–1853

The Gentlemans Magazine Volume XXXIX

At Cork in his 83rd year James Roche esq, Director of the National Bank of Ireland, President of the Cork Library Society, President of the Cork School of Design, Vice President of the Royal Cork Institution, Chairman of the Munster Provincial College Committee, and of several other local boards and committees, and for some years a frequent correspondent of our Magazine under the well known signature of JR.

Mr Roche was descended both on the paternal and maternal side from ancestors occupying for many centuries a distinguished rank amongst the territorial aristocracy of Ireland. He was born in Limerick on the 30th Dec 1770, being the third son of Stephen Roche esq, by his second wife Sarah O’Bryen.  His father was lineal descendant and representative of Maurice Roche, who when mayor of Cork in 1571 received a collar of SS from Queen Elizabeth, and who was grandson of David Roche, Lord Viscount Fermoy who died in 1492. Sarah O’Bryen his mother was daughter and coheiress of John O Bryen esq of Moyvanine and Clounties co Limerick, chief of the O’Bryens of Arran, lineal descendant of the great Brien Boroimhe, monarch of Ireland. Stephen Roche esq of Ryehill, co Galway, nephew to the deceased is the present representative of this ancient house.

Mr Roche was sent to France at the early age of fifteen and for two years pursued his studies at the College of Saintes, one of those which existed previously to the Revolution. His proficiency even during that short period in every one of the preparatory branches of learning was rapid and remarkable. The purity of his pronunciation and his idiomatic precision while conversing in French were so perfect that he was frequently mistaken for a native. Having returned to Ireland at the end of two years, he made but a short stay at home, and then revisited France, where he remained for seven years, partly devoted to his favourite pursuits the accumulation of knowledge and the culture and refinement of his taste and partly occupied in the management of business into which he was early initiated entering into partnership with his brother George who conducted an extensive wine trade at Bordeaux.

In that city he principally resided for the convenience of transacting his business and taking charge of the family property entrusted to his care yet his avocations his studies or it may be the uncontrollable and feverish excitement of the hour frequently brought him to the capital where he used to sojourn for some time and where he had the opportunity of gazing at the first gladsome and glorious scenes of the new social and political drama which France tremulous alike with the unwonted joy of an unexpected deliverance and with the apprehensions inseparable from the spectacle of a grand experiment of theoretic principles reduced to practice now prepared to exhibit to the delight the astonishment the dismay the terror and the despair of the civilised world.

In 1789, on the memorable 5th May, about a year and a half after his return to France, he partook of the general delight, and shared the fervid hopes and aspirations of those who were either onlookers or actors in that most magnificent spectacle, the assembling of the States General. From that eventful day, when the hopes of the good, the true, the enlightened, and the humane, had reached their culminating point down through the successive steps of vacillation, faithlessness, indecision, bloodshed, anarchy, to the deepest and darkest political hell. The Reign of Terror, whose sanguinary orgies reached the height, or will we say the depth, of their delirium in the spring and early summer of 1794. Mr Roche either in Paris or in Bordeaux or wheresoever his duties or his business required his presence was a spectator of that appalling world tragedy and liable like other accomplished and gifted men similarly circumstanced to become at every passing moment a conv’bryen+of+Moyvanine+and+Clounties&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CEgQ6AEwB2oVChMIiruLzLm6xwIVJgnbCh2i4gBM#v=onepage&q=john%20O’bryen%20of%20Moyvanine%20and%20Clounties&f=false

Duel between the Hon Christopher Hely Hutchinson and Patrick W Callaghan 1820

Christopher Hely Hutchinson

Duel between the Hon Christopher Hely Hutchinson and Patrick W Callaghan, Esq April 16 1820 on Friday the 7th instant at an early hour a meeting took place near the Lough between the Hon Christopher Hely Hutchinson one of our city Representatives and Patrick W Callaghan Esq the former attended by Sir WA Chatterton Bart as his second and the latter by Dennis Richard Maylan Esq. On the first fire Mr Hutchinson was slightly wounded in one of the fingers of the left hand which has been since amputated but we understand he is going on favourably.

from The Brief Display of The Origin and History of Ordeals,…….. also a Chronological Register of The Principal Duels Fought from The Accession of His Late Majesty to The Present Time. by James P Gilchrist, London 1821.



STEPHEN REDINGTON ROCHE, of Rye Hill, co. Galway, Granagh Castle, co. Kilkenny, and Moyvanine, co.’Limerick, J.P. co. Galway, b. 14 Nov. 1859 ; m. I Aug. 1903, Lily, youngest dau. of the late George Roche. Washington Brasier-Creagh, of Creagh Castle, Doneraile, and Woodville, Buttevant, co. Cork (see that family).

Lineage. JOHN ROCHE, of Castletown Roche, was a member of the Catholic Parliament or Council held at Kilkenny during the Civil War, and his name appears as such to the declaration of the Irish Roman Catholics, 1641. His eldest son, ROBERT ROCHE, m. Juliana O’Moore, dau. of Alexander O’Moore, and was s. by his eldest son, STEPHEN ROCHE, known by the designation of Dov or Black, from his complexion, whose estate, already injured by composition in the time of CROMWELL, was entirely forfeited under WILLIAM III.

Compelled in consequence to leave co. Cork, he retired to Kilrush, co. Clare, and afterwards took up his abode at Pallas, co. Limerick, in the vicinity of his brother-in-law, William Apjohn. He m, Anastasia, elder dau. and co-heir (with her sister Catherine, who m. William Apjohn) of Thomas Lysaght, and was s. by his son,

JOHN ROCHE, b. 1688 ; m. Anne, youngest dau. of Philip Stackpole, of Mount Cashel, Kilneen, and Kilcoman, co. Clare, and had, with other issue,

1. STEPHEN, his heir.

2. John, m. Miss Harold, cousin of Gen. Harold, of the Saxon service, and had a dau., Mary Anne, m. John Meade, of Limerick.

3. Philip, of Shannon View, co. Limerick, m. Margaret, dau. of John Kelly, of Limerick, and had issue,

I. John, m. Margaret, dau. of Charles’ Whyte, of Leixlip (see WHYTE of Louehbrickland) , and d.v.p., having had issue,

(1) Philip, of Donore, co. Kildare, m. the Hon. Anna Maria Plunkett, dau. of Randall, 1st Lord Dunsany, and by her (who m. zndly, 22 July, 1822, Admiral Ryder Burton, R.N., K.H., and d. 26 April, 1856) had issue,

1. John, Lieut.-Gen. late 2nd Life Guards, m. 3 April, 1869, Agnes Jane, dau. of James Mugford. He d.s.p.

1. Margaret Radaliana, m. 3 Nov. 1836, Thomas, 16th Lord Trimleston. She d. 4 Sept. 1872. He d. 4 Aug. 1879, and had issue (see BURKE’S Peerage). 

2. Anna Maria, m. 20 Nov. 1830, Thomas Oliver, 12th Lord Louth. She d. 18 Jan. 1878. He d. 26 June, 1849, leaving issue.

(2) Charles Whyte, of Ballygran, co. Limerick, m. his first cousin, Letitia, dau. of John Whyte, of Loughbrickland (see that family), and by her had issue,

i. Charles Philip, of Ballygran, Capt. Cavan Militia, b. 1819 ; m. 1861, his cousin, Louisa, dau. of Nicholas Charles Whyte, D.L., of Loughbrickland, Capt. R.N., and d. 10 Nov. 1871, having had issue,

a. Charles Hugh, b. 1863 ; d. unm. 1889.

b. Henry John, Lieut.-Col. Indian Army, b. 12 Aug. 1864.

c. Edward Richard, B.A., A.M.I.C.E., b. 1867.

d. Arthur, b. 1870 ; d. 1892.

a. Letitia Mary, m. 1886, J. Knox Wight, I.C.S.

b. Frances, m. 1899, R. Bodkin Mahon, F.R.C.S.E.

1. Letitia Maria, m. 18 Oct. 1842. Sir John Nugent, 3rd Bart., of Ballinlough, who d. 16 Feb. 1859, leaving issue (see BURKE’S Peerage).

2. Helena Maria, m. 1st, 1845, Richard Barnewall, of Bloomsbury, co. Meath, who d.s.p. 3 Feb. 1866. She m. 2ndly, Vicomte de Chasteigner.

(1) Margaret, m. John Therry, of Castle Therry, co. Cork, sometime Chairman of the Commissioners of Excise in Ireland.

(2) Anna, d. unm.

(3) Mary, m. 12 Oct. 1803, Major William Skerrett, of Finavara, co. Clare, and d. 1821, leaving issue (see that family).

(4) Helen, d. unm.

(5) Fanny, m. James Skerrett, of Carnacron, co. Galway.

(6) Letitia, m. 8 May, 1816, Thomas Kelly, of Shannon View, Limerick, and had issue (see KELLY of Rockstown Castle).

(7) Rose, d. young.

1 . Ellen, m. Peter Daly, of Cloncagh, co. Galway.

2. Mary, m. 15 July, 1783, George Ryan, of Inch, co. Tipperary, and had issue (see that family).

3. Margaret, m. July, 1787, Standish Barry, of Leamlara, and had issue (see that family).

1. Jane, m. John Sheehy, of Cork, and had a dau. m. Bryan Keating, by whom she was mother of General Keating.

2. Christiana, m. James Lombard, of co. Cork.

The eldest son,

STEPHEN ROCHE, b. 5 Dec. 1724 ; s. his father 1760. He m. 1st, Margaret, dau. of Richard Meade, and had issue,

1. JOHN, his successor, one of the most eminent merchants in Dublin, who m. Mary, dau. of Thady Grehan, of that city but d.s.p. Sept. 1825.

2. Richard (Rev.), who d. 1805.

3. George, of Granagh Castle, co. Kilkenny, d.s.p.

1. Anne, m. Peter Long, of Waterford.

2. Mary, m. Peter Grehan, of Dublin, and has issue (see GREHAN of Clonmeen).

Stephen Roche m. 2ndly, Sarah, dau. and co-heir of John O’Brien, of Moyvanine and Clounties, co. Limerick, and by her (who d. 8 Nov. 1786) had issue,

4. STEPHEN, of Moyvanine and Clounties, m. Maria, dau. of John Moylan, of Cork, and had issue,

1. STEPHEN, of Rye Hill.

2. John.

1. Mary, a nun.

2. Sarah, m. Sir John Howley, Serjeant-at-Law, and d. 1856.

3. Anne.

4. Helena.

5. Harriet, m. Daniel Cronin.

5. Thomas, of Limerick, m. Helen, dau. of John Ankettle, and has issue,

1. Stephen, m. Catherine, dau. and co-heir of Christopher Knight, of co. Limerick.

2. John.

3. William, of Dublin, m. Eliza ; dau. and co-heir of Christopher Knight, of co. Limerick.

1. Helen, m. Daniel Ryan Kane, M.A., Q.C., Chairman of Quarter Sessions, E. R. co. Cork, and had issue.

2. Sarah.

6. James, of Cork, author of The Memoirs o/ an Octogenarian, m. Anne, dau. of John Moylan, by whom he left at his decease, two daus.,

1. Marianne.

2. Sarah, m. Collins.

7. William, M.P. for Limerick, m. the dau. of Dillon, and d. in Limerick 1850, having by her had issue,

with a younger son, Henry, d. young, an elder son, James, of Limerick and Great Yarmouth, an Officer of the Customs, m. Ellen, dau. of John Hogan, of Limerick, and had issue,

(1) William, b. in Limerick ; d. at Bury St. Edmunds.

(2) Henry, b. in Limerick ; d. at Great Yarmouth.

(3) James, of Detroit, U.S.A., b. n Feb. 1843; m. and has issue, a son and a dau., Helena Mary, m. 9 Feb. 1897, John Francis O’Brien.

(4) John, b. at Great Yarmouth ; d. in London.

(1) Anne.

(2) Julia, a nun at Skipton, Yorks.

(3) Helena. (4) Mary.

3. Sarah, m. Francis French, of Portcarran, co. Galway, who d.s.p.

4. Helen, m. Denis O’Meagher, of Kilmoyler, co. Tipperary, who is dec.

5. Anastasia, m. Edward O’Meagher, of Marl Hill, co. Tipperary.

Stephen Roche m. 3rdly, Mary Anne, dau. and co-heir of Richard Ankettle, M.D., but by her (who d. Dec. 1821) he had no issue.

He d. 12 Feb. 1804, and was s. by his grandson,

STEPHEN ROCHE, of Granagh Castle, co. Kilkenny, and Rye Hill, co. Galway, m. 1832, Eleanor, eldest dau. and co-heir of Thomas Redington, of Rye Hill, co. Galway, and by her (who d. 1891) had issue,

1 THOMAS REDINGTON, late of Rye Hill.

2. Stephen, d. unm. 1853.

1. Eleanor, d unm. 1855.

Mr. Roche d. 4 Sept. 1864, and was s. by his eldest son,

THOMAS REDINGTON ROCHE, of Rye Hill, co. Galway, Granagh Castle, co. Kilkenny, and Moyvanine, of Limerick, J.P. and D.L. High Sheriff co. Galway 1869, b. 14 July, 1837 ; m. 8 Sept. 1858, Jane Elizabeth, 5th dau. of Anthony Cliffe, of Bellevue, co.Wexford, and d. 10 May, 1900, leaving issue,

1. STEPHEN REDINGTON, now of Rye Hill.

2. Anthony, b. 16 April, 1862.

3. Thomas James, b. 25 July, 1863.

4. Charles, b. 16 Sept. 1867 ; d. 25 May, 1898.

5. George Philip, b. 21 Nov. 1869.

1. Eleanor Mary, a nun, d. 18 Aug. 1903.

2. Isabella Theresa.

3. Cecilia Jane, d. in infancy.

Seat Rye Hill, Athenry, co. Galway.