This article was extensively researched and written by Peter Sherlock [E.4.1a.6b.5c.1d.2e], and initially published in HAFS Journal Vol 15 No 4. One of the greatest mysteries in the Hungerford family history is the origins of the Hungerfords of Ireland, and how they are connected to the medieval English Hungerford family. The ancestor thought to be […]
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“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is a quote that is well known to all of us and was originally penned by Margaret Wolfe Argles Hungerford [H.2a=] (born 27 April 1859) in her book Molly Bawn, the story of a flirtatious and petulant Irish girl, who arouses her lover’s jealousy and naively ignores […]
Following the story that John Knight appeared to be the son of Emanuel Hungerford, John’s great-grandson Alan Knight did an AncestryDNA® test and a Y-DNA test to confirm this link to the Hungerfords. Our former HAFS president John BS Hungerford did the same so we had a comparison. The results were exciting and a bit […]
Margaret Hungerford was born at unknown date, probably in Co Cork, to Thomas Hungerford and Mary May. She was born after her parents’ marriage in 1640 and, as she was married in 1680, probably no later than the early 1660s. Margaret Hungerford and Thomas Knolles were married in 1680 (Cork Marriage Licence Bonds). They had […]
Thomas Knolles was born on 6 December 1660 probably at Co Cork, the only son of Thomas Knolles and Dorothy Busteed (Burke, Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, 1850 v 3 p 361). Thomas inherited the estates of Killeighy and Knockahowlea, Cork, and at Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, from his father in 1677.
Mary Hewytt was born on an unknown date probably in Co Cork, the daughter of Thomas Hewytt of Clancoole and an unknown woman. As she was married in 1681 and had children in 1682 and 1684, she was probably born in the 1650s or early 1660s and may have been the sister of the Thomas […]
George Synge was born about 1649, Co Cork, the youngest son of George Synge, Bishop of Cloyne, and his second wife Elizabeth Stevens. He was tutored by Mr Scroggs and entered Trinity College Dublin as a pensioner on 27 February (1665) 1666 aged 16 years (Alumni Dublinenses 1924 p 798). He received the MA about […]
George Daunt was born about 1631, possibly in Cork. He was the fourth and youngest son of Thomas Daunt and Katherine Clayton. In 1682 his brother Achilles stated that George was aged 50 and living at Gortigrenane, Cork (Visitation of Gloucestershire 1682-3 p 55).
Martha Turner was born on an unknown date, the daughter of Henry Turner and Dorothy Boyle. She was probably the younger sister of Elizabeth Turner who married Henry Becher, and perhaps born shortly before her father’s death in 1653.
Edward Cranfield was born at unknown date, probably in Barbados, the son of Edward Cranfield and Elizabeth Parker. He was born after his father’s arrival in Barbados in 1633 and before his father’s death in 1649. Edward Cranfield was raised in Barbados and appears to have been resident there as late as 1662 when he […]
Mary Bush was born in 1662 at Bath, Somerset, the daughter of John Bush and Ann Chapman. She was baptised on 27 December 1662 at Bath Abbey (Bath Abbey Registers). Mary was the eldest surviving child of her parents, and was related to many of Bath’s most prominent families who, like her father, served as […]
Elizabeth Turner was born on an unknown date, the daughter of Henry Turner and Dorothy Boyle. As her youngest child was born in 1688 Elizabeth must have been born after 1642, and before the death of her father Henry in 1653. As Elizabeth’s father died when she was a young child. She was probably raised […]
Thomas Becher was born about 1640, Baltimore, Co Cork, the son of Henry Becher and Elizabeth Notte. Thomas was educated by a Mr French at Baltimore, and on 2 June 1658 was admitted to Trinity College Dublin aged 18, giving his birth place as Baltimore (Alumni Dublinensis 1924 p 55).
Since HAFS was founded in 1990, all its publications have stated that Emanuel Hungerford, patriarch of the Australian Hungerfords, was born in Co Cork on 1 February 1785. My new set of posts on the Ancestry of Emanuel Hungerford aims to provide evidence for the names, relationships, dates and places and items of interest about […]
Mary Moore was born about 1661, probably in Co Cork, daughter of Emanuel Moore, Baronet, and Martha Hull. She was born after her parents’ marriage in 1660 and (as she was married in 1677) probably no later than 1663.
Richard Hungerford was born at unknown date, probably in Co Cork, the eldest son of Thomas Hungerford and Mary May. He was born after his parents’ marriage in 1640 and before the birth of his younger brother John in 1658.
Ann Knolles was born in the 1680s in Co Cork, the second daughter of Thomas Knolles and Margaret Hungerford. Her birth took place after her parents’ marriage in 1680 and before the death of her mother and remarriage of her father in 1692 (O’Hart Irish Pedigrees 1915 v 2 p 274).
Henry Daunt was probably born about 1677 in Co Cork, the younger son of George Daunt and Martha Turner. He was born after the birth of his brother in about 1675 and (as he was married in 1698) probably no later than 1683.
Elizabeth Synge was born about 1682, probably at Bandon, Cork, the only daughter of George Synge and Mary Hewitt. Her birth date was after her parents’ marriage in 1681 and before her mother’s death in 1684, although her monument at Owlpen suggests a birth date of about 1676.
Thomas Daunt was born about 1675 in county Cork, the eldest son of George Daunt and Martha Turner. His monument in Owlpen described him as aged 73 years at his death in February (1748) 1749 giving a birth year of 1675 or 1676.