O'Cahan (No.1) family genealogy

Princes of Limavady, County Londonderry

Arms: Az. on a fess per pale gu. and ar. betw. in chief out of the horns of a crescent, a dexter hand couped at the wrist and apaumée, surmounted by an estoile, betw. on the dexter a horse counter-saliant, and on the sinister a lion ramp. each also surmounted by an estoile, and in base a salmon naiant all ar. on the dexter side three lizards pass. bend sinisterways gu. and on the dexter an oak tree eradicated vert, over all an escutcheon ar. charged with a cross calvary on three grieces ppr. Crest: A cat-a-mountain ramp. ppr. Motto: Felis demulcta mitis.

CONCHOBHAR [connor], Prince of Leim-an-Madaidh ["Limavady"], and a younger brother of Niall Frasach, the 162nd Monarch of Ireland, who is No. 96 on the (No. 1) "O'Neill" (of Tyrone) pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Cathain; anglicised O'Cahaine, O'Cahane, O'Cahan, O'Cane, O'Kane O'Keane, O'Caen, O'Chane, Cahan, Caine, Cane, Gahan, Gethan, Kane, Kean, Keane, Keen, and Kyan.

96. Connor: second son of Fargal, the 156th Monarch of Ireland; a quo O'Connor, of Moy Ith, county Donegal; had a brother named Hugh.

97. Gruagan ("gruag:" Irish, the hair), meaning "the hairy man:" his son; a quo O'Gruagain, anglicised Grogan and Gregan; had a brother named Dermod, who was ancestor of O'Connor, of Moy Ith.

98. Dungan: son of Gruagan.

99. Cathan ("cath:" Irish, a battle, and "an," one who; Heb. "chath," terror): his son; a quo O'Cathain.

100. Cathusach: his son.

101. Dermod: his son; had a brother named Flaitheartach.

102. Conn Cionntach [1] O'Cahan: son of Dermod; first assumed this sirname; had a brother named Annselan, who was the ancestor of O'Bocainain ("bocain:" Irish, fairies; "an," one who), anglicised Buchanan. This Annselan was the first of the family who settled in Scotland.

103. Giollachriosd: his son.

104. Iomhar: his son.

105. Ranall: his son.

106. Eachmarcach: his son.

107. Donall: his son.

108. Rory: his son.

109. Manus Catha an Duin: his son; Prince of Limavady; killed by the English in the "battle of Down," A.D. 1260: hence the epithet Catha an Duin.

110. Cumagh-na-nGall [2] (or "Cumagh of the English"): his son.

111. Dermod (2): his son.

112. Cumagh (2): his son; living, A.D. 1350.

113. Dermod (3): his son.

114. Aibhneach: his son; had a brother named Henry, a quo the "Clan Henry," or Henry.

115. John (or Shane): son of Aibhneach; d. 1498.

116. Donoch-an-Einigh (or "Donoch the Affable"): his son; a quo Macaneinigh, anglicised MacAneny;[3] d. 1523. Had a brother named Donall or Daniel,[4] who was ancestor of Keane, of Cappoquin, and Keane, of the county Clare, etc.

117. Manus: son of Donoch an Einigh; slain 1548.

118. Rory Ruadh [roe]: his son; d. 1598.

119. Donall Ballach:[5] his son; lord of the Route, and of Limavady, in the county Derry. This Donall, in 1602, surrendered to the English the Castle of Oinough (or Eanagh), and all the lands between the river Foghan and Lough Foyle, as far as the Bann; and obtained a grant of escheated lands in the co. Waterford; was Knighted at Drogheda, in 1607, by Sir Arthur Chichester, lord deputy of Ireland. Sir Donall O'Cahan had four younger brothers—1. Hugh, who was the ancestor of Kane, of Drumreaske, co. Monaghan; 2. Manus; 3. Rory; 4. Shane (or John) Carrach [6] ("carrach:" Irish, scabbed, bald; Heb. "karrach," stony, rocky).

120. Rory [7]: a younger son of Sir Donall Ballach; had an elder brother, Donall Gobhlach.

121. Eanagh: son of Rory. This Eanagh O'Cahan m. Jana (or Jane) Ware.[8]

122. Richard: the second son of Eanagh. Had five brothers—1. John (who was the eldest), 2. Roger, 3. Henry, 4. Eanagh, 5. Patrick; and five sisters—1. Elizabeth (who was married to a Roger O'Cahan of the Route), 2. Maria (m. to Lysah Ferall, of Newton, co. Longford), 3. Jana, 4. Margaret, 5. Norah.

123. Richard O'Cahan, of Laragh Bryan, near Maynooth, co. Kildare: son of Richard; had a younger brother, Thomas O'Cahan, who, after the Battle of the Boyne, settled in the county Leitrim, and was the ancestor of Caine, of Manchester, England. Richard, after the same memorable Battle, settled in the county Kildare, assumed the name Keane, more lately Kean, and lastly Cane. In 1695 he occupied (according to Leases in the Duke of Leinster's Rent Office) a farm at Donaghstown, near Maynooth; and, in 1698, became seized of a large farm at Laragh Bryan. Since that period the Church-yard of Laragh Bryan has been the burial-place of his branch of this family. This Richard had three sons—1. William, of Dowdstown (or Dowstown), near Maynooth, who is No. 124, infra, on this Genealogy. 2. Joseph, who d. 1756. 3. Richard, of Laragh Bryan (Will dated 28 th December, 1754), who m. Anne Cane,[9] and by her had three sons and two daus.: the sons were—1. Richard, 2. William-Lyons, 3. John; the daughters were—1. Jane, 2. Alice.

124. William Cane, of Dowdstown (d. at Dowdstown, 1st Sept., 1739): eldest son of Richard (No. 123), of Laragh Bryan; m. 7th Oct., 1712, Alice Stowell, by whom he had eight sons and five daughters:

I. Richard, b. 1713; d. young.

II. Rev. John, b. 1714, m. Grace Proby, of Hannington, co. of Wilts, and living at Leixlip, co. Kildare, in 1739. Their only child, Grace-Alice, m. Thomas Atkinson, Esq., of the Royal Horse Artillery.

III. James, b. 1715, lived at Inchicore, Dublin, and left two sons—1. William, 2. James, of Ratoath, and two daughters; living in 1739. The son William was a Lawyer, born in Dublin, 8th July, 1742; m. a Miss Johnston; retired to France before 1786; died at Tours, on 30th April, 1818, leaving issue one son: William, Lieut. 17th Foot, b. in London, 4th March, 1772; d. at Martinique, 10th July, 1794, leaving issue two sons: 1. William, born at Tours, 1st September, 1795, d. at Tours, 5th Feb., 1815. 2. James, of 39 Rue Royale, Tours; b. at Tours, 7th Dec., 1798; died unm. April, 1868. 2. James, of Ratoath, co. Meath, second son of James, of Inchicore; Captain 12th Dragoons; m. Jane, third dau. of William Roe,[10] Esq., of Roe's-Green, co. Tipperary, and had issue one son, William. 1. Jane, the eldest dau. of James Cane, of Inchicore, married Andrew Walsh, of Oatlands, co. Meath, and had three sons and a dau. The sons were; 1. William-Jeremy Walsh, who left no issue. 2. James Walsh, m. and had three sons and three daus. The sons were: 1. William-Henry Walsh, living unm. in 1879. 2. John Walsh, living unm. in 1879. 3. Henry Walsh, living in 1879; had one son and three daus. The son is: 1. James Walsh, of Clifton, England, living in 1879. 3. Henry-Thomas Walsh, the third son of Jane and Andrew Walsh, of Oatlands, co. Meath, left no issue. 2. Mary the second dau. of James Cane, of Inchicore.

IV. Hugh Cane, of Dowdstown, co. Kildare, Lt.-Col. 5th Dragoons, the fourth son of William and Alice Cane; b. 1716, died 19th January, 1793; was M.P. for Tallaght, co. Dublin. This Hugh was twice married: first to Louisa,[11] dau. of Edward Riggs, Esq., county Cork; and secondly, to Annabella, Lady Blakiston, relict of Sir Mathew Blakiston, who was Lord Mayor of London when King George III. was crowned. Of this second marriage there was no issue. The issue of the first marriage were two daughters— 1. Anne,[12] m. to Sir Edward Leslie, Bart., of Tarbert, co. Kerry, by whom she had a dau. Louisa, who m. Lord Douglas Hallyburton, son of Charles, fourth Earl of Aboyne; 2. Louisa, m. to Col. Austey.

V. Charles, the fifth son of William and Alice, d. young.

VI. Maurice, Lt.-Col. 5th Foot, m. and had one son and two daughters: 1. Rev. William Augustus, Chaplain to the Duke of Northumberland, m. a Miss Ogle, but left no issue. He d. at 39 Hans-place, London, in 1839. 1. A daughter, married a Col. Scott; 2. Another dau., m. a Mr. Reynolds.

VII. William, the seventh son of William and Alice, b. in Fishamble-street, on 1st Sept., 1730, and, according to the Baptismal Register of St. John's Episcopalian Church, Dublin, was baptised on 22nd Sept., 1730: "Sept. 22, 1730. William, son of William and Alice Cane, gent.;" d. young.

VIII. Edward, Major 43rd Foot, the eighth son of William and Alice Cane, b. at Inchicore; of whom see No. 125, infra.

The five daughters of William and Alice were:

I. Mary, b. 1718, d. young.

II. Elizabeth, b. 1719, d. young.

III. Emilia, b. 1721, d. young.

IV. Alice, m., 13th May, 1752, Stephen Wybrants, of Rutland-square, Dublin (senior descendant of Joseph Wybrantz, of Antwerp, whose son and heir, Peter, settled in Ireland, temp. Car. I.), and left issue (with two daughters who died unm.) Peter and Robert, whose lines are extinct, and Gustavus (Rev.), whose only son Stephen, d. unm., and whose eldest daughter, Mary-Anne, m. Col. Wm. Middleton, and left issue; the eldest of which, Isabella-Henrietta-Letitia, is a coheiress, by devise, to her cousin Robert Wybrants, of Rutland-square, who d. s.p. 28th Aug., 1875, and wife of Wm. Geale-Wybrants, J.P., who, together with Captain Phipson, who m. her sister Georgina,assumed the name and arms of Wybrants by Royal License, dated 16th of March, 1877. The twelve children of Stephen and Alice Wybrants were seriatim: 1. Peter Wybrants, a Barrister, b. 1754; was Chairman of the co. Westmeath; m. and had two daus., d. 12th June, 1802. 2. Robert, b. 1755; m. 1st Sept., 1786, his first cousin, Christian Browne, by whom he had five children; died 1826, and was buried at Laragh Bryan. This Robert's children were: 1. Stephen, b. 27th June, 1787; d. 22nd December, 1787. 2. Robert, of 47 Rutland-square, Dublin; born 20th May, 1788. This Robert, m., first a Miss Trevelian; and, secondly, on 18th June, 1839, Maria MacGregor Skinner; but left no issue by either marriage. He d. at Bray Head House, 28th August, 1875, and was buried in Mount Jerome, Dublin. 3, 4, and 5, d. in early infancy. 3. William, the third son of Stephen and Alice Wybrants, b. 1756, d. 3rd Nov., 1793. 4. Stephen, b. 1757, died 1758. 5. The Rev. Gustavus, b. 1758. 6. A second Stephen, Captain 67th Regiment, b. June, 1757, d. April, 1797. 7. John, born July, 1760, d. April, 1763. 8. A boy, b. 1761; 9. Hugh, b. 1762, died 30th March, 1763. 10. Deane, born 1764, died 5th September, 1788. 11. Alice, b. 1765, d. 19th Feb., 1840. 12. Margaretta, b. 1766, died December, 1833.

V. Maria, the fifth daughter of William and Alice Cane, m. —— Browne, Esq., and had three daus., of whom were: 1. Christina, who m. her first cousin, Robert Wybrants, 47 Rutland-square, Dublin. 2. Another daughter, married Medlycott Cane, of Multifarnham, co. Westmeath, and of the 102nd Reg., East Indies. The issue of this marriage was James Cane, Major 23rd Regt.; He lived at Cheltenham and Tours, in France. This Major James Cane m. Miss Mortimer of Cheltenham, and had a dau., Madame de Madrid. Medlycott Cane married, secondly, Mrs. Bloomfield, née Bayly, dau. of John Bayly, Esq., of Newtown, co. Tipperary; and his granddaughter, Mrs. Frend (widow since 1858), née Delia Maria Cane, was living in 1883,—See the "Frend" pedigree, infra.

125. Edward Cane, of Donnybrook, county Dublin, Major 43rd Regiment of Foot; the eighth son of William and Alice; b. at Inchicore, 9th Sept., 1732, and d. 28th July, 1810. This Edward m. in the parish of St. Margaret, next Rochester, on the 24th Nov., 1765, Mary, only dau. of Admiral Robert Erskine, of Dun (who was Port Admiral at Chatham, and there buried on 13th Nov., 1766). The issue of this marriage were six sons and three daughters:

I. William, Capt. 61st Regt., b. at Chatham, 1768; d. 1792.

II. Rev. Robert [13] Erskine Cane, Rector of Creagh, co. Cork, as well as of Skibbereen, d. 1806. This Robert m. Dorothea, dau. of Hewett Poole, of Mayfield, co. Cork.

III. Edward, Army Agent, 60 Dawson-street, Dublin, born at Chatham, 1771; died, unm., in 1802.

IV. Maurice, Major 83rd Reg., "Comissr. Acct. Ireland," died at Foster-place, Dublin, 4th September, 1830; buried in St. Paul's parish, Dublin.

V. Henry, Capt. 40th Regt., d. at Minorca.

VI. Richard, Army Agent, of 60 Dawson-street, Dublin, and of St. Wolstan's, Celbridge, co. Kildare: who is No. 126 on this Genealogy.

The three daughters of Edward and Mary Cane were:

I. Alice-Rebecca, b. at Chatham, 1767; died unm., at Boulogne, April, 1826, and is there interred.

II. Elizabeth, born at Chatham, Dec., 1774; m. 11th March, 1808, the Honble. John Jones; died 1811.

III. Annabella, m. 26th Feb., 1808, Frederick-Nathaniel Walker, of the Manor House, Bushey, co. Herts, England, K.C.H., a General in the Army, R.A. (and a younger brother of Sir George Townshend Walker, who d. 3rd Feb., 1857). This Annabella d. at Calais, in May, 1827, and is buried in the cemetery at Boulogne. The issue of that marriage, as far as we have ascertained, were as follows: 1. Sir Edward-Walter-Forestier Walker, K.C.B., of Manor House, Bushey, Herts; General in the Army; Colonel 50th Foot; b. 18th February, 1812; m., first, 20th July, 1843, Jane, only dau. of Francis Grant, sixth earl of Seafield, and by her (who d. 16th Sept., 1861) has had: 1. Frederick-William-Edward-Forestier, Lieut. Col. Scots' Guards, born 16 th April, 1844; m. 15th Feb., 1887, at St. George's, Hanover-square, London, to Mabel Louise, dau. of Colonel Ross (Northumberland Fusileers), of county Fermanagh. 2. Francis-Lewis-George Forestier, b. 2nd Jan., 1847; d. February, 1854. 3. Douglas-Henry-Walter-Forestier, born May, 1849; died an infant. 4. Montague-Charles-Brudenel-Forestier, 60th Rifles, born 7th August, 1853.

Sir Edward W. F. Walker, m., secondly, 15th Oct., 1862, the Lady Juliana-Caroline-Frances, dau. of Thomas, second Earl of Ranfurley, and by her had a daughter, Mary-Juliana-Forestier, who d. an infant in 1863. 2. Frederick-Brudenell Walker, second son of Frederick-Nathaniel and Annabella Walker, d. April, 1822; and their daughters were: 1. Henrietta-Maria Walker, d. Oct., 1824. 2. Augusta-Eliza, d. 1876. 3. Isabella-Louisa, m. 19th May, 1858, to Colonel James-John Graham. 4. Georgiana-Adelaide, m., first, 31st Aug., 1854, to William Stuart, of Aldenham Abbey, Herts; and, secondly, 15th Dec., 1875, to the Hon. James Grant, brother of the Earl of Seafield. 5. Amelia-Forestier, d. unm. 11th Jan., 1845 6. Caroline-Albinia, m. to the Rev. Percy Monro, Incumbent of Colden Common, Hants, England.

126. Richard Cane, Army Agent, 60 Dawson-street, Dublin, and of St. Wolstan's, near Celbridge, co. Kildare; the sixth son of Edward; died at 60 Dawson-street, on 9th February, 1853, and was buried at Laragh Bryan, near Maynooth. This Richard Cane, m., 9th May, 1812, Isabella, youngest child of Arthur Dawson, Esq., of Castle Dawson, county Derry, and granddaughter of George-Paul Monck, Esq., and the Lady Araminta Monck, née Beresford. This Isabella died 22nd Feb., 1845, and is buried at Laragh Bryan. The issue of this marriage were four sons and three daughters; the sons were:

I. Edward Cane, of St. Wolstan's, Celbridge, born Feb., 1813; died 22nd Sept., 1877, at 60 Dawson-street, Dublin; was buried at Laragh Bryan.

II. Arthur-Beresford Cane, Lieut. 10th Foot, and afterwards Receiver for the Constabulary in Ireland; of whom presently.

III. Richard Cane, of St. Wolstan's, Celbridge; living in 1886; m. at Florence, 4th April. 1854, Louisa-Mary, only daughter of the Hon. William Dawson-Damer. She d. at Biarritz, 6th May, 1855, and is buried in the cemetery there.

IV. Maurice-Hugh Cane, Army Agent, 60 Dawson-street, Dublin, and of Allen's Grove, Celbridge, living in 1887; late Captain XXth Regiment; and late Governor of the Bank of Ireland.

The three daughters of Richard and Isabella Cane were:

I. Catherine-Harriet, who d. at St. Wolstan's, 6th July, 1828, and is buried at Laragh Bryan.

II. Louisa, living in 1887.

III. Caroline-Frances, living in 1887.

127. Arthur Beresford Cane, Lieut. 10th Foot, and afterwards Receiver for the Constabulary in Ireland: the second son of Richard and Isabella Cane; died at Marseilles 13th May, 1864, and was there buried. This Arthur Beresford Cane was twice m.: first at St. George's Hanover-square, London, on 5th July, 1849, to Selina, youngest daughter of John Trant,[14] Esq., of Dovea, county Tipperary. She d. 5th Nov., 1859, and is buried in Mount Jerome, Dublin. Their issue were two children:

I. Edith-Caroline-Isabella, who d. 9 th Dec., 1884, and is buried at Laragh Bryan.

I. Richard-Claude, who is No. 128 on this genealogy.

Arthur Beresford Cane's second marriage was, on the 23rd Feb., 1864, to Eliza, eldest dau. of Rev. Joseph Stevenson, Rector of Clonfeacle, county Armagh, and granddaughter of Sir John Stevenson, Mus. Doc.; and had issue:

II. Arthur Beresford Cane; born 2nd Dec., 1864, and living in 1887.

128. Richard Claude Cane, of St. Wolstan's, Celbridge, late Captain Royal Artillery: elder son of Arthur Beresford Cane, born 29th October, 1859, and living in 1887; m. on 1st March, 1882, Eva, second daughter of W. H. Mackintosh, Esq., M.D., of St. Julian's, Malta, and has issue:

I. Maurice, of whom presently.

I. Evadne, b. 4th Sept., 1884.

129. Maurice: son of Richard Claude Cane; born 22nd December, 1882, and living in 1887.


[1] Cionntach: From this name ("cionntach:" Irish, guilty) some derive MacCionntaigh, anglicised Maginty and Ginty.

[2] Cumagh-na-nGall: On the tomb of this Cumagh O'Cahan, in the church of Dungiven, the Arms of this Prince of Limavady display the salmon, as do the Arms of the O'Neill, from whom the "O'Cahan" family are an offshoot.

[3] MacAneny: This name in Irish is more properly written Mac-an-Eineaigh, and is derived from the Irish "eineach," affability. Some genealogists confound this family with Mac-an-Eanaigh. (See the Note "MacNeny," under the families of Ulster descended from Colla-da-Chrioch, who is No. 85 on the "O'Hart" pedigree, infra.)

[4] Donall. From this Donall (or Daniel), the fourth son of John O'Cahan, No. 115 on this Genealogy, also descended General Sir Richard O'Cahan, of the 18th Foot, who was Governor of Minorca, etc. This Sir Richard was b. on 20th December, 1666, and d. 19th December, 1736. According to the subjoined epitaph, he first entered on his military career at the Siege of Derry. The descent was as follows:—

116. Daniel, of Coolbryan, son of John, had

117. Richard, of Coolbryan and Dungiven, who had

118. Thomas, m. to Catherine O'Skullen, and had

119. Thomas O'Cahan, of Carrickfergus (d. 1665), who m. Margaret, dau. of James Dobbin of Duneane, county Antrim, and had

120. General Sir Richard O'Cahan, of the 18th Foot, Governor of Minorca, etc.; assumed the name Kane. Excuses himself for having been obliged, on account of his profession of arms in the British Service, etc., to abandon the Irish patronymic "O'Cahan."

The following is a copy of the Latin epitaph on the handsome Cenotaph, erected in Westminster Abbey to his memory; which Cenotaph was, in 1880, restored by Captain Maurice-Hugh Cane, of 60 Dawson-street, Dublin, the fourth son of Richard, who is No. 126 on this pedigree:—

M. S.


Ad arcem Balearicae Insulae Minoris. A. S. Philipps dictam, depositi Qui, an Xti MDCLXVI Decemb. 20 Dumanii in agro Antrimensi natus in memorabili Derriae obsidione tyrocinium miles fecit. Unde, sub Gulielmo Tertis felicis memoriae, Domi ad subjugatam, usque totam Hibernicam foris in Belgio cum magno vitae discrimine Namurre praesertim gravissime vulneratus perpetuo militant.


Recrudescente sub Annae auspiciis bello ad Canadanam usque cui intersint Expeditionem in Belgio iterum castra posuit.


Sub inclyto Argatheliae et Grenovici duce mox sub Barone Carpenter Balearicam Minorem Legatus Administravit. Ubi ad omne negotium tam civile quam militare instructus et copïïs maritimis atque terrestribus profectus. Qui quid Insulae in pace et bello, terra marine conservandae necessarium utile quit commodium foret dignorit constituit stabilirit.


A Georgio I. evocatus e Balearica in Calpen trajecit, Hispanisque arcem ex improviso occupandam meditantibus irrita reddidit consilia.


Per octodecem menses in cadem sudarit arena hostesque peninsulam gravi obsidione prementes omni spe potiumdae exuit.

Post tot autem tantasque res legati nomini strenue gestas, anno MDCCXXXIII, Georgio Secundo jubente ad istum ut ad alios uberios honores nec ipse ambrens necdum sciens evectus Balearicae summo cum imperio praefuit. At, At, humana omnia incerta, qui quatuor sub Regibus, summa cum prudentia fortitudine et dignitate militaverat, qui nullis erga Deum officiis defuerat nec Christiani minas quam militis boni partes sustinuerat fide pura moribus antiquis, amicis carus, sociis jocundus, civilibus mitis et comis omnibus beneficus et munificus et per omnia utilitati publicae magis quam suae confidens triste sui desiderium insulanis, tam Hispanis quam Brittannis reliquit, sextumque supra septuagesimum annum agens Decemb. 19 anno MDCCXXXVI. diem obiit supremum.

[5] Ballach. In the First and Second Editions of this Work, No. 119 on this family genealogy is incorrectly given as "Donoch Ballach" (ballach: Irish, freckled); but, thanks to Mr. W. F. de Vismes Kane (No. 127 on the "Kane" of Drumreaske Pedigree) and to the Four Masters, we find that "Donoch Ballach" should have been written "Donall Ballach," and that Nos. 119 and 120 in those Editions were only one person—Sir Donall Ballach O'Cahan, the son of Rory Ruadh.

[6] Carrach: The epithet applied by others to this John is the Irish "carach," which means friendly, or faithful; as well as deceitful and tricky. According to Shaw, the Irish word "carach" also means terrible and meandering.

[7] Rory: In page 292 of the MS. Vol. F. 3. 23, in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, this Rory is styled lord "of the Rout in county Derry." But, in his time, that "Lordship" must have been only titular; for, to make room for the "Ulster Plantation," Rory's family patrimony was then confiscated.—See the "Flight of the Earls," in the Appendix.

[8] Ware: According to the Vol. F. 3. 23, in the MSS. Library of Trinity College, Dublin, this Jane Ware (whose brother James, and sister Martha, d. s.p.) was a daughter of John, son of James Ware, Gen. Mil., by his wife Elizabeth Piers (who was secondly m. to William, son of Edmond Fitzgerald, of Gorteen, in Ophaly or Offaley, and by whom also she had issue). And this Elizabeth Piers was the fourth daughter of Henry Piers, Arm., of Tristernah, county Westmeath (who d. 16th Dec., 1623), by his wife Jana Jones, a daughter of Thomas Jones, who, at his death, on the 10th April, 1619, was Protestant Archbishop of Dublin. And this Thomas Jones was the third son of Henry Jones, whose parentage we cannot trace.

[9] Cane: For the pedigree of a "Cane" family, of English origin in Ireland, quite distinct from the Canes of St. Wolstan's, Celbridge, see p. 83 of the MS. Vol. F. 4. 18, the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.

[10] William Roe: This William Roe m. Jane, fifth and youngest daughter and coheir of Major Samuel Green of Killaghy, county Tipperary, M.P. for Cashel, by Jane, his wife, daughter of Oliver Latham, Esq., of Ballyshehane, county Tipperary. The other daughters of this William Roe were—1. Prances, m. to William Despard, of Killaghy Castle; 2. Anne-G., m. to Sir Charles Levinge, Bart.; 3. G. m. to Stephen Moore, Esq., of Killworth; 4. Dorothea-G., m. to the Hon. Richard Allen, M.P.

[11] Louisa: The Settlement between this Louisa and her husband Lt.-Col. Hugh Cane, was executed on the 13th July, 1741. And, as he had no issue by his second marriage, this Hugh Cane's property went to his two daughters by the first marriage, namely—Anne and Louisa.

[12] Anne: The Settlement between this Anne and her husband, Sir Edward Leslie, Bart., was executed on the 29th July, 1773, after the death of her grand-father Edward Riggs, Esq., and was signed by the Rev. Archdeacon Leslie; the Rev. Richard Cane; Duke Tyrrell, of Claremount, in the county Westmeath; Christopher Kirwan Lyster, of the city of Dublin; and by Hugh Cane, Anne Cane, Louisa Cane (the 2nd daughter), Edward Leslie.

The Rev. Richard Cane, here mentioned as one of the signatories to the marriage Settlement between Anne Cane and Sir Edward Leslie, Bart. (and who is believed to have been an O'Cahan), was Rector of Maynooth, co. Kildare, and was buried at Laragh Bryan. By his Will, dated 13th December, 1798 (to be seen in the Public Record Office, Four Courts, Dublin), this Rev. Richard Cane left legacies of fifty guineas each to his nieces Caroline and Louisa Cane, and left all else to his nephew Richard Duke Cane, whom he made sole executor.

In his Will, that clergyman requests the following lines to be engraved on his Tombstone:

"Here lies the Rev. ——, vain and misplaced claim;

Can the cast slough of sin deserve that name?

Shall falsehood dare profane the sacred stone?

And pride exalt what Providence pulls down?"

[13] Robert: The Indenture by and between the Rev. Robt. Erskine Cane, of Creagh, in the county Cork, and his wife Dorothea, second daughter of Hewett Poole, as above, was made on the 19th June, 1801. The Trustees on the occasion were—Samuel McCall, of Glentown, in the county Cork; and Thomas Kemmis, of the city of Dublin, Attorney-at-Law. The Settlement was signed by Robert Erskine Cane; Dorothea Poole; and Samuel McCall.

[14] Trant: Caroline, eldest daughter of this John Trant, married James Hamilton, of Abbotstown, M.P. for county Dublin, whose second son, Ion Trant Hamilton, D.L., of Abbotstown House, Castleknock, late one of the M.P.'s for the county Dublin, m. Victoria, dau. of Lord Charles Wellesley, and sister of the present Duke of Wellington.