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Trimlestown, Baron (I, 1461/2)

 

Creation: let. pat. 4 Mar 1461/2

 

Family name: Barnewall

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Arms:

Ermine a Bordure engrailed Gules

Crest:

A Plume of five Ostrich Feathers Or Gules Azure Vert and Argent and issuant therefrom a Demi Falcon rising of the last

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Griffin Argent;  Sinister:  a Lion Gules

Motto:

Malo Mori Quam Foedari (I had rather die than be disgraced)

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Robert [Barnewall], 1st Baron Trimlestown

2nd son of Sir Christopher Barnewall, of Crickstown Catle, co. Meath, Chief Justice of the King's Bench in Ireland, by his wife Maud Drake, dau. of ..... Drake, of Drakerath, co. Meath

born

mar. (1)

Elizabeth Broune, dau. and hrss. of Christopher Broune, of Roebuck, co. Dublin

mar. (2)

Anne Plunkett, dau. of Sir Thomas Plunkett, 2nd son of Sir Alexander Plunkett, of Rathmore

died

bef. 1471-2

created

4 Mar 1461/2 Baron Trimlestown

suc. by

son by first wife

note

knighted by Richard, Duke of York bef. 1455; appointed to the Council of Ireland for life 1461/2

 

Christopher [Barnewall], 2nd Baron Trimlestown

born

mar.

Elizabeth Plunkett (d. bef. Jun 1513), dau. of Sir Thomas Plunkett, of Rathmore, by his second wife Marian Cruise, dau. and hrss. of Sir Christopher Cruise, of Rathmore

died

bef. 3 Jun 1513

suc. by

son

note

a Commissioner to impose subsidies in co. Meath 1479-80; summoned to attend on King Henry VII at Greenwich Palace 1489; present at the Earl of Kildare's victory over Clanricarde at the Battle of Knockdoe 1504

 

John [Barnewall], 3rd Baron Trimlestown, PC

born

mar. (1)

Janet Bellew, dau. of John Bellew, of Bellewstown, co. Meath

mar. (2)

Margaret FitzLeons, dau. of Patrick FitzLeons, by his wife ..... Eustace

mar. (3)

.....

mar. (4)

.....

died

25 Jul 1538

suc. by

son by first wife

note

knighted before 1513/4; a Justice of the King's Bench of Ireland 1513/4; Privy Councillor [I] bef. 1521; Vice Treasurer of Ireland 1522 and High Treasurer of Ireland 1524-30; Lord Chancellor of Ireland 1534-38; present at the defeat of Thomas FitzGerald by the Lord Deputy, Sir William Skeffington, at the Battle of Trim 1534, and at the siege and capture of Maynooth Castle 1534/5; accompanied the Lord Deputy, Lord Leonard Grey, in his expeditions against the Earl of Desmond and the O'Briens 1536 and against the O'Connors 1537; a Commissioner to treat with O'Neill at the Ulster border 1537

 

Patrick [Barnewall], 4th Baron Trimlestown, PC

born

mar.

Catharine Delahyde (widow of Christopher Delahyde, Recorder of Drogheda), dau. of Richard Taylor, of Swords, co. Dublin, by his wife Elizabeth Barnewall, dau. of Robert Barnewall, of Riverstown

died

between 28 Aug 1561 and 6 Mar 1562/3

suc. by

son

note

Privy Councillor [I] before 1539; accompanied the Lord Deputy, Sir Anthony St Leger, against O'Neill 1541

 

Robert [Barnewall], 5th Baron Trimlestown, PC

born

mar.

1559 Anne Fyan (mar. (2) Christopher Segrave, Alderman of Dublin;  d. 13 Apr 1600; bur. at St Audoen's, Dublin), only dau .of Richard Fyan, Mayor of Dublin 1564, by his wife Begnet Stanton, only dau. of John Stanton

died

s.p. 17 Aug 1573

suc. by

brother

note

Privy Councillor [I] 1563/4; a Commissioner for co. Meath to execute martial law 1564-66 and of musters 1572; a Commissioner to treat with O'Reilly 1565; knighted by the Lord Deputy, Sir Henry Sidney 1566; had a licence to be absent in England for two years to study 1572

 

Peter [Barnewall], 6th Baron Trimlestown

born

mar.

Catharine Nugent (d. bef. 1594), dau. of Hon Sir Christopher Nugent (by his wife Hon Marian St Lawrence, dau. of Nicholas [St Lawrence], 3rd Baron Howth), son and heir app. of Richard [Nugent], 11h Baron Delvin

died

14 Apr 1598

suc. by

son

note

held many commissions of the peace, musters, etc., in co. Meath and the English Pale from 1574; was opposed to the cess (a levy to support the Army, imposed without the sanction of Parliament) and for which he was imprisoned in Dublin Castle in 1577 and again in 1578; a Commissioner for the formation of co. Wicklow 1578/9; knighted by the Lord Justices 1583

 

Robert [Barnewall], 7th Baron Trimlestown

born

c.1574

mar.

in or before 1594 Genet Talbot (d. after 1 Dec 1625), dau. of Thomas Talbot, of Dardistown, co. Meath, by his wife Katherine Shillingford, dau. of Robert Shillingford, Alderman of Dublin

children

1. Hon Christopher Barnewall (b. c. 1595; dvp. 8 May 1622), mar. (1) in or before 1614 Elizabeth FitzGerald (d. 13 Sep 1619), dau. of Sir Edward FitzGerald, of Tecroghan, co. Meath, and (2) Jul 1621 Jane Nugent (widow of Sir Richard Nugent), dau. of Andrew Brereton, and had issue by his first wife:

1a. Matthias Barnewall, later 8th Baron Trimlestown

2a. George Barnewall

1a. Bridget Barnewall, mar. Christopher Cusack, of Ardgragh

2a. Jane Barnewall

2. Hon Patrick Barnewall, mar. (1) Katherine Barnewall, dau. of Robert Barnewall, of Bremore, co. Dublin, and (2) Katherine King, dau. of Mathew King, of co. Kildare, and had issue by his first wife:

1a. Christopher Barnewall, of Woodtown, co. Meath, mar. ..... Nangle, dau. of Gerald Nangle, of Kildalkey, co. Meath, and had issue:

1b. Richard Barnewall, of Clonylogan (d. Feb 1718), mar. (1) Aminett Cadell (widow of James Cadell), sister of James Barnewall, of Bremore, and had issue:

1c. Elizabeth Barnewall, mar. Henry Plunkett

Richard Barnewall mar. (2) 3 Mar 1712 Bridget Piers, dau. of Henry Piers, of Ballydrimney, co. Meath, and had issue:

1c. Christopher Barnewall, of Fyanstown (b. 1715), mar. Cecilia Dowdall, dau. of Matthew Dowdall, of Clone, co. Meath, and had issue:

1d. Richard Barnewall, of Fyanstown (d. 1827), mar. Katherine Byrne, dau. of George Byrne, of Seatown, Dundalk, and had issue:

1e. Christopher Barnewall, of Meadstown (d. 14 Aug 1849), mar. Nov 1793 Anne Aylmer, dau. of Charles Aylmer, of Painstown, and had issue:

1f. Charles Barnewall JP (d. 2 May 1873), mar. (1) Katherine Connolly, dau. of John Connolly, of New Haggard, co. Meath, and (2) 9 Oct 1844 Letitia Aylmer (d. 3 Mar 1886), dau. of Gerald Aylmer, of Lyons, France, and had issue by his second wife:

1g. Christopher Patrick Mary Barnewall, later 17th Baron Trimlestown

2g. Gerald Aylmer Barnewall (b. 8 May 1856; dvp. 2 Jul 1871)

3g. Hon Charles Barnewall, later 18th Baron Trimlestown

1g. Sister Katherine Barnewall, a nun

2g. Hon Anne Barnewall, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1893

3g. Hon Esmay Barnewall, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1893, mar. 1883 Nicholas Francis Coppinger, and has issue

4g. Sister Mary Jane Barnewall, a nun

5g. Sister Helena Barnewall, a nun

6g. Sister Letitia Barnewall, a nun

7g. Sister Angelina Barnewall, a nun

8g. Hon Cecilia Barnewall, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1893 (dsp. 11 Jul 1908), mar. 5 Oct 1907 Maj Henry Chamney CMG, son of Rev Joseph Chamney, of Ard Ronan, co. Louth

9g. Hon Marcella Barnewall, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1893

10g. Hon Margaret Barnewall, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1893, mar. 19 Jan 1899 Bertrand Lambert

2f. Richard Barnewall, of Meadstown (b. 1806; d. 1889)

1f. Cecilia Barnewall (d. 3 Jan 1882)

2f. Anne Barnewall

3f. Jane Barnewall

4f. Mary Barnewall

5f. Esmay Mary Barnewall (d. 1879), mar. 29 Sep 1836 Sir Aylmer John Barnewall, 9th Bt., of Crickstown, and had issue

2e. Joseph Barnewall, of Bloomsbury, co. Meath (b. 1781), mar. 1817 Margaret Everard, 1st dau. of Thomas Everard, of Randalstown, co. Meath, and had issue:

1f. Richard Barnewall JP DL, of Bloomsbury, co. Meath (b. Feb 1821; dsp. 3 Feb 1866), mar. 1845 as her first husband Helena Maria Roche, yst. dau. of Charles Whyte Roche, of Limerick

2f. Thomas Barnewall, of Bloomsbury, co. Meath (b. 25 Mar 1825), mar., and had issue

1f. Barbara Barnewall

2f. Charlotte Barnewall

3f. Katherine Barnewall

3e. Patrick Barnewall, of Causetown (dsp. Aug 1854), mar. Barbara Everard, dau. of Thomas Everard, of Randalstown, co. Meath

1e. Cecilia Barnewall, mar. (1) John Connolly, of New Haggard, co. Meath, and (2) Charles Nangle (d. 5 Sep 1847)

1d. Anne Barnewall, mar. 13 Oct 1777 Columbus Drake, of Roristown

3. Hon Richard Barnewall

4. Hon Matthias Barnewall

1. Hon Mary Barnewall, mar. Robert Barnewall, of Shankhill, co. Dublin

2. Hon Catherine Barnewall

3. Hon Ismay Barnewall

died

13 Dec 1639 (bur. at Trimlestown, co. Meath)

suc. by

grandson

note

wounded and taken prisoner by the Irish rebels near Kells 1597; attended the hosting at the Hill of Tara 1599; witnessed the truce between the Earls of Ormonde and Tyrone 1599

 

Matthias [Barnewall], 8th Baron Trimlestown

born

c.1614

mar.

before 13 Dec 1639 Hon Jane Netterville (d. after 25 Jun 1650), 5th dau. of Nicholas [Netterville], 1st Viscount Netterville, by his first wife Eleanor Bathe, dau. of Sir John Bathe, of Athcarne, co. Meath

children

1. Hon Robert Barnewall, later 9th Baron Trimlestown

died

17 Sep 1667 (bur. in Kilconnell Abbey, co. Galway)

suc. by

son

note

became one of the leaders of the Irish Roman Catholics in their rebellion 1641; outlawed in the county of Meath 17 Nov 1641;  Capt of a Troop of Horse in the Leinster Confederate Army 1646-50; took the Oath of Association at Kilkenny 1648; with the Army in Ulster under Viscount Mountgarret 1649 and at Athlone Castle 1650; excepted from the pardon by Cromwell's Act of Settlement 1652; transplanted to Connaught under a decree of 1656; restored to his family estates by King Charles II 1666

 

Robert [Barnewall], 9th Baron Trimlestown

born

mar.

after 20 Jul 1668 Margaret Dungan (d. 5 Nov 1678; bur. at Trimlestown, co. Meath), sister of William [Dungan], 1st Earl of Limerick, and 2nd dau. of Sir William Dungan, 2nd Bt., of Castletown, co. Kildare, by his wife Mary Talbot, dau. of Sir William Talbot, 1st Bt., of Carton, co. Kildare

children

1. Hon Mathias Barnewall, later 10th Baron Trimlestown

2. Hon John Barnewall, later de jure 11th Baron Trimlestown

1.

2.

3.

4. Hon Catherine Barnewall, mar. Nicholas Barnewall, of Beggstown and Woodpark, co. Meath, 1st son and heir of Hon Francis Barnewall, of Beggstown and Woodpark, co. Meath (by his wife Jane FitzGerald, dau. of Philip FitzGerald, of Alloone), 4th son of Nicholas [Barnewall], 1st Viscount Barnewall, by his wife  Lady Bridget O'Donnell, widow of Roderick [O'Donnell], 1st Earl of Tyrconnell, and 2nd but 1st surv. dau. and cohrss. of Henry [FitzGerald], 12th Earl of Kildare, and had issue

died

Jun 1687 (bur. at Trimlestown, co. Meath)

suc. by

son

note

granted an annual pension of £100 by King Charles II 1671, which was continued by his brother King James II

 

Matthias [Barnewall], 10th Baron Trimlestown

born

c.1671

died

8 Sep 1692

suc. by

brother

note

sat in the Irish Parliament of King James II 1689; Capt, Viscount Galmoye's Regiment of Horse 1689; Col of a Regiment of Foot 1690; he was outlawed and attainted 1691, whereby the peerage and his estates were forfeited; at Limerick during the second siege, where he was a hostage for the terms of surrender under the Treaty of Limerick 1691; left Ireland and entered the French service, where he was a Lieut in the Duke of Berwick's 1st Troop of Horse Guards 1691/2; killed in the successful charge of his regiment against the Germans at the Battle of Roumont

 

John Barnewall, de jure 11th Baron Trimlestown

born

1672

mar.

after 28 Apr 1703 and before 23 Mar 1703/4 Mary Barnewall (d. 1 Nov 1771; bur. at Trimlestown, co. Meath), dau. and hrss. of Sir John Barnewall, of Ballybrittan, King's County, a Baron of the Court of Exchequer, by his wife Hon Thomasine Preston, dau. of Anthony [Preston], 2nd Viscount Tara

children

1. Robert Barnewall, later de jure 12th Baron Trimlestown

2.

3. Richard Barnewall, mar. Hon Frances Barnewall, 4th dau. of Nicholas [Barnewall], 3rd Viscount Barnewall, by his wife Honora Daly, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Peter Daly, of Quansbury, co. Galway, and has issue:

1a. Nicholas Barnewall, later 14th Baron Barnewall

4.

5.

6.

1. Thomasine Barnewall (d. 16 Jan 1788; bur. in the parish church of Notre Dame aux Fonds, Liege, Flanders), mar. 9 Feb 1729/30 Jenico Preston, de jure 10th Viscount Gormanston, and had issue

2. Margaret Barnewall, mar. Jan 1736 James [Butler], 8th Viscount Mountgarret

3. Bridget Barnewall, mar. 6 Apr 1753 Robert Martin, of Dangan and Ballinahinch Castle

died

7 Apr 1746 (bur. at Trimlestown, co. Meath)

suc. by

son

note

recovered the family estates from the Earl of Romney before 1695, his claim to them being confirmed in 1701; his petition to be restored to the peerage was rejected by the English Privy Council in 1697; indicted for "foreign treasons" 1698; given a licence to return from France and a further petition for a pardon referred to the Lords Justices of Ireland 1698

 

Robert Barnewall, de jure 12th Baron Trimlestown

born

mar. (1)

Margaret Rochfort (d. c. 1740), dau. of James Rochfort, of Laragh, co. Kildare

children by first wife

1. Thomas Barnewall, later 13th Baron Trimlestown

mar. (2)

in or before 1757 Elizabeth Colt (d. c.1782), dau. of John Colt, of Brightlingsea, co. Essex, by his wife Elizabeth Man, dau. of Thomas Man, of Tooting, co. Surrey

mar. (3)

Anne Hervey (d. 24 Jun 1831), niece of Rev James Hervey, of Weston Favell, co. Northampton, 5th dau. of William Hervey, merchant, of London, by his wife Elizabeth Barfoot

died

6 Dec 1779 (bur. at Trimlestown, co. Meath)

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Thomas [Barnewall], de jure later de facto 13th Baron Trimlestown

born

c.1736

died

s.p. 24 Dec 1796

suc. by

cousin

note

conformed to the Established Church 1767; a Knight of Malta and joined the Irish Volunteer Force 1779-80; the outlawries and attainders of the 8th and 10th Barons were "duly and regularly reversed" by the King's Bench of Ireland 1795; obtained confirmation of his title 3 Mar 1795 and took his seat

 

Nicholas [Barnewall], 14th Baron Trimlestown

born

29 Jun 1726

mar. (1)

1 Nov 1768 Martha Henrietta D'Augin (d. May 1782), only dau. of Joseph D'Augin, President of the Parliament of Toulouse

children by first wife

1. Hon John Thomas Barnewall, later 15th Baron Trimlestown

1. Hon Rosalie Barnewall (d. 2 Feb 1864), mar. 3 Dec 1795 Count Peter d'Alton

mar. (2)

8 Aug 1797 Alice Eustace (b. 1773; mar. (2) 1814 as his second wife Lt Gen Sir Evan Lloyd KCH, of Ferney Hall, co. Salop;  d. 25 No 1860), 2nd dau. of Lt Gen Charles Eustace, of Robertstown, co. Kildare, by his wife Alice MacCausland, dau. of Oliver MacCausland, of Stranorlar, co. Donegal

died

16 Apr 1813

suc. by

son by first wife

note

he entailed the family estates, failing the heirs male of his body, on his distant cousin, Richard Barnewall, of Fyanstown, whose great-grandson became the 17th Baron in 1879

 

John Thomas [Barnewall], 15th Baron Trimlestown

born

29 Jan 1773

mar.

21 Jan 1793 Maria Theresa Kirwan (d. 12 Oct 1824), 1st dau. and cohrss .of Richard Kirwan, of Cregg, co. Galway, by his wife Anne Blake, only dau. of Sir Thomas Blake, 7th Bt., of Menlough, co. Galway

children

1. Hon Thomas Barnewall, later 16th Baron Trimlestown

1. Hon Martha Henrietta Barnewall (dvp. 10 Apr 1836)

died

7 Oct 1839

suc. by

son

 

Thomas [Barnewall], 16th Baron Trimlestown

born

14 Apr 1796

mar.

3 Nov 1836 Margaret Randalina Roche (b. c. 1806; d. 4 Sep 1872), 1st dau. of Philip Roche, of Donore, co. Kildare, by his wife Hon Anna Maria Plunkett, dau. of Randal [Plunkett], 13th Baron Dunsany

children

1. Thomas Barnewall (b. 22 Aug 1837; dvp. 27 Aug 1837)

1. Hon Anna Maria Louisa Barnewall (d. 16 Apr 1914), mar. 4 Jun 1868 Robert Henry Elliot DL, of Clifton Park, co. Roxburgh, and Ballybrittas, King's County (d. 19 Aug 1914), and had issue

died

s.p.m.s. 4 Aug 1879

suc. by

seventh cousin

note

Sheriff of co. Dublin 1830

 

Christopher Patrick Mary [Barnewall], 17th Baron Trimlestown

born

6 Oct 1846

died

10 Sep 1891

suc. by

brother

note

inherited the family estates of Trimlestown, co. Meath, and Turvey, co. Dublin, under the entails of 1625, 1686 and 1812

 

Charles Aloysius [Barnewall], 18th Baron Trimlestown

born

14 May 1861

mar. (1)

26 Oct 1889 Margaret Theresa Stephens (b. c. 1869; d. 9 Jan 1901), dau. of Richard John Stephens, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

children by first wife

1. Capt Hon Reginald Nicholas Francis Barnewall (b. 24 Sep 1897; dvp. of wounds received in action 24 Mar 1918)

2. Hon Charles Aloysius Barnewall, later 19th Baron Trimlestown

1. Hon Ivy Esmay Myee Barnewall (b. 14 Sep 1890), mar. (1) 30 Apr 1917 John Radcliff, 1st son of George Edward Radcliff JP, of Wilmount, Kells, co. Meath, and (2) 30 Apr 1956 John Kidd (d. 13 Sep 1958), son of Thomas Kidd, of Linares, Spain, and had issue by her first husband

2. Hon Marcella Hilda Charlotte Barnewall (b. 29 Jun 1893; dvp. 11 Sep 1965), mar. 4 Jul 1917 Maj Charles Bathurst MC, son of Lancelot Bathurst

3. Hon Letitia Anne Margaret Barnewall (b. 23 Sep 1895; d. 2 May 1938), mar. 11 Jun 1919 Lt Col Cuthbert Hanson Townsend, of Ewell, co. Surrey (d. 27 Jan 1956), son of Vice Admiral Samuel Philip Townsend RN, and had issue

4. Hon Geraldine Christina Marjory Barnewall (b. 14 Jun 1900; dvp. 23 Jun 1902)

mar. (2)

10 Dec 1907 Mabel Florence Shuff (dsp. 16 Mar 1914), dau. of William Robert Shuff, of Torquay, co. Devon

mar. (3)

12 Aug 1930 Josephine Francesca Nixon (dsp. 15 Jun 1945), 4th but 2nd surv. dau. of Rt Hon Sir Christopher John Nixon, 1st Bt., of Roebuck Grove, Milltown, co. Dublin, by his wife Mary Agnes Blake, 3rd dau. of Dominick Edward Blake, of Castlegrove, co. Galway

died

26 Jan 1937

suc. by

son by first wife

note

proved his right to the Barony 1893

 

Charles Aloysius [Barnewall], 19th Baron Trimlestown

born

2 Jun 1899

mar. (1)

16 Jun 1926 Muriel Schnedier (d. 22 Jun 1937; bur. in the Southern Cemetery, Manchester), only child of Edward Oskar Schneider, of Mansfield Lodge, Whalley Range, Manchester, co. Lancaster

children by first wife

1. Hon Anthony Edward Barnewall, later 20th Baron Trimlestown

2. Hon Raymond Charles Barnewall, later 21st Baron Trimlestown

1. Hon Diane Barnewall (b. 13 Oct 1929), mar. 30 Oct 1954 Anthony Gerard Astley Birtwhisle, of Rogate, co. Sussex, yst. son of James Astley Birtwhistle, of Hoghton, co. Lancaster, and Wroxton, co. Oxford, and has issue

mar. (2)

7 May 1952 Freda Kathleen Watkins (d. 1987), dau. of Alfred Allen Watkins, of Ross-on-Wye, co. Hereford

died

9 Oct 1990

suc. by

son by first wife

note

served in World War I 1918-20 as Lieut, Irish Guards

 

Anthony Edward [Barnewall], 20th Baron Trimlestown

born

2 Feb 1928

mar. (1)

30 Sep 1963 (div. 1973) Lorna Margaret Marion Ramsay (d. 1988), dau. of Charles Douglas Ramsay, of Closglas, Sarnau, co. Cardigan

mar. (2)

1977 Mary Wonderly McAllister, 1st dau. of Judge Thomas Francis McAllister, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

died

s.p. 19 Aug 1997

suc. by

brother

 

Raymond Charles [Barnewall], 21st Baron Trimlestown

born

29 Dec 1930

 

There is no obvious heir presumptive to the Barony of Trimlestown. An heir presumptive may be found amongst the descendants, if any, of Thomas Barnewall, of Bloomsbury, London, a cousin of the 17th and 18th Barons Trimlestown.

 

Last updated 15 Feb 2012

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Title:

21st Baron Trimlestown

(Ireland, let. pat. 1461)

 

Address:

Autumn Cottage, Chiddingfold, Surrey GU8 4TP

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