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Stacpoole (Ballyallia)


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Dunne (Moymore) Mathias Stacpoole of Moymore, county Clare, third son of George Hogan Stacpoole of Cragbrien married firstly Ellen Pilkington and secondly Louisa Macnamara (her second husband was John Macnamara of Moher) by whom he had two daughters Sarah Jane and Mary Louisa. Mary Louisa Stacpoole married firstly Dr James Richard Dunne and they had a daughter Louisa who married Thomas Hugh Kenny (Stacpoole Kenny). In 1866 she married secondly William Ryding. At the time of Griffith's Valuation James R. Dunne held 3 townlands in the parish of Killaspuglonane, barony of Corcomroe, county Clare, amounting to over a thousand acres. He was a Justice of the Peace for county Clare in 1855. In the 1870s Mrs Mary Louisa Ryding owned 1,165 acres in county Clare. see
Stacpoole (Cragbrien) The Reverend William Stacpoole of Cragbrien, parish of Clondagad, barony of Islands, county Clare, was a younger brother of Andrew Stacpoole of Ballyallia, parish of Templemaley, barony of Bunratty Upper and a son of George Stacpoole of Cragbrien and his wife Jane Lysaght of Kilcornan. In 1831 the Reverend William married Jane Marshall of Sandbrook, county Carlow. He was Dean of Kilfenora and died in 1847. At the time of Griffith’s Valuation Mrs Jane Stacpoole held an estate in the parishes of Killaspuglonane and Kilmacrehy, barony of Corcomroe, Rath, barony of Inchiquin and Clondagad, barony of Bunratty Upper. In the 1870s her two unmarried daughters Charlotte Jane (died 1881) and Wilhelmina (died 1894) are recorded as owning 1,390 acres and 1,348 acres respectively in county Clare. The only child of the Reverend William and Jane Stacpoole to have descendants was their daughter Jane who married in 1844 Charles Mahon of Corbally.
Stacpoole (Ballyallia) This was a junior branch of the Stacpoole family of Annagh and Eden Vale, county Clare. George Stacpoole of Cragbrien was a barrister who married Jane daughter of Andrew Lysaght of Summerville in 1767. They had a number of sons, including Andrew of Ballyallia, Mathias of Moymore and the Reverend William of Cragbrien. Andrew Stacpoole of Ballyallia, married as his third wife Diana Finucane daughter of Daniel Finucane of Stamer Park and had two sons William Stacpoole Member of Parliament who died in 1879 and Andrew who died unmarried in 1866. Both these sons held estates in county Clare in the mid 19th century. Andrew Stacpoole’s estate was mainly in the barony of Corcomroe, in the parishes of Kilmacrehy and Kilmanaheen but he also held land in three other baronies. His estate was in the hands of the Court of Chancery and over 1,200 acres were advertised for sale on 1 July 1858. William Stacpoole’s estate was in the parishes of Killonaghan, Kilmoon and Rathborney, barony of Burren, Killard, barony of Ibrickan and Templemaley, barony of Bunratty Upper. In the 1870s William Stacpoole of Ballyallia owned 7,441 acres in county Clare. He was Member of Parliament for Ennis.
Kenny/Stacpoole Kenny Cecil Stacpoole Kenny records the history of the Kenny family and of some other related county Clare families in a volume now preserved in the National Library of Ireland. He writes that an Edmond/Edward Kenny was the first to settle in county Clare. Edmund Kenny was a tenant of the Earl of Thomond at Tiermanna, barony of Ibrickan. Edmund's grandson Matthias by his wife Mary Shannon had seven sons. From their second son David Kenny descended General Sir Thomas Kelly Kenny. Their eldest son Edmund of Carhue was an extensive landholder in the Dysert locality. Edmund's eldest son William Kenny of Cragleigh had a large family. His second son Hugh Kenny of Ballygreen married Helen Macnamara of Corbally co heiress of her brother Thomas and they were the parents of Thomas Hugh Kenny, a solicitor, of Moymore, Indiaville near Limerick and Georges St, Limerick. In 1877 Thomas Hugh Kenny married Louisa Dunne, who inherited the Stacpoole of Moymore estate through her mother Mary Louisa Stacpoole. They became known as Stacpoole Kenny and had three sons and three daughters. Louise wrote popular novels and biographies. Other branches of the Kenny family intermarried with the Martyns of Gregans Castle, O'Gormans, Lingards, Lysaghts, Macnamaras and Ryans.