I am presently researching the Nash family of Cork and Finnstown House, Co. Dublin. The following (para 2) has a brief reference to Yelverton that may be of interest.
Kind regards, TB
Little is known of the origins of the Nash family save that James Nash of Ballycullen died on 17th July 1673 and bequeathed some land at Ballycullen, near Askeaton, County Limerick to his eldest son James. A second son Patrick Nash served as an ensign in the Royalist army during the Confederate Wars and later settled amid the gentle rolling hills around Kanturk. These lands formed part of the MacCarthy territory but had been seized by the Percevals following the outbreak of the Confederate Wars in 1641.
Patrick’s eldest son and heir, John Nash, lived at Rockfield (or Ballyheen), in the Blackwater Valley outside Kanturk. In 1725, he married Mary Barry, daughter and co-heiress of Jonas Barry of Cork. On 16th August 1733, Mary’s sister and co-heiress, Eliza Barry, married Francis Yelverton of Kanturk. Their son Barry Yelverton (1736 – 1805), afterwards 1st Viscount Avonmore, was one of the most popular lawyers in the days of Grattan’s Parliament. John and Mary Nash had three sons and a daughter.
The second son Thomas was grandfather to the Thomas James Nash who settled at Finnstown. This elder Thomas succeeded to the Nash family lands at Rockfield towards the end of the 18th century. On 21st January 1777 he married Barbara O’Callaghan, daughter of Denis O’Callaghan of Glynn, Co. Cork, and died on 14th February 1827. Thomas and Barbara Nash had five sons and six daughters. James Nash, father of TJ Nash of Finnstown, was the youngest of the sons. For reasons unclear he ultimately succeeded his father at Rockfield although he actually appears to have lived at Tullig House, Mill Street, Co. Cork. On 29th July 1826, 8 months before the death of his father, James married Anne Cudmore, daughter of Christopher Cudmore of Co. Cork. Their only child, Thomas James Nash, was born on 8th June 1827.
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