Pedigree Index

Adams of Northlands

ADAMS, JOHN-HERVEY, Esq. of Northlands, co. Cavan, barrister-at-law, J.P. and high-sheriff in 1854; b. 28 April, 1818; m. 31 March, 1846, Elizabeth, 3rd dau. of Ambrose Going, Esq., J.P., of Ballyphilip, co. Tipperary, and has issue,

II. Ambrose-Going.
I. Margaret.
II. Elizabeth-Frances.

Lineage.-This family claims to be a branch of the old Scottish house of ADAM, which was closely allied in ancient times to the illustrious race of Douglas. In the 17th century, tradition records that there were three brothers of the family of ADAM of Fanno. The eldest continued the line in his native country, while the two younger, annexing the letters to their patronymic, left home, one settling in Wales, and the other in Ireland. The latter, who m. Catherine Magennis, dau. of Arthur Magennis, 1st Viscount Iveagh, by his wife Sarah, dau. of Hugh, Earl of Tyrone, was father of

CAPTAIN JAMES ADAMS, who was an officer in the army of King WILLIAM III., and distinguished himself at the battle of the Boyne. His son,

JAMES ADAMS, Esq. of Corneary House, co. Cavan, b. in 1673, m. Jane Allen, and d. 19 Nov. 1744, agcd 71. His Only son,

ALLEN ADAMS, Esq. of Corneary House, b. 1708, m. Martha, dau. of Captain Higginbotham, and granddau. of General Scurlogh Williams,* of Clongill Castle, co. Meath, and dying 15 Dec. 1765, left issue,

RICHARD, J P., for the Cos. of Cavan and Monaghan, of Shircock House, co. Cavan, of which county he was high-sheriff in 1783, and of Monaghan in 1784. He m. Matilda, dau. of Thomas Cosby, Esq., and had a numerous issue.
James of Corneary House. d. unm. in 1809, aged 64.
William, of Castletown House, m. and dying 28 Feb. 1815, left issue.
Samuel, settled in Dublin, and m. Miss Leslie, by whom he had issue. He d. 7 June, 1799.

The fifth son,

THE REV. BENJAMIN ADAMS, b. 1756; rector of Kellinick, J.P. for the co. of Cavan; m. 14 April, 1777, Elizabeth, dau of John Clark, Esq., son of the celebrated metaphysician, Dr. Samuel Clark, rector of St. James, London, and chaplain to Queen ANNE, and by her (who d. 28 Feb. 1833, aged 77) had issue four sons and six daus.,

I. William-Allen, b. 15 May, 1783; d. 3 March, 1784.
II. John, J.P. for co. Cavan; b. 16 May. 1785; was high-sheriff for Cavan in 1811 ; m. 1807, Joyce, eldest dau. of his uncle Richard; and d. in 1827, without issue.
III. SAMUEL, dean of Cashel.
IV. Charles-James. lieut. R N., J.P. for co. Cavan, of Shinan House; b. 29 April, 1792; entered the navy in 1807, where he served with distinguished merit for some years; he was high-sheriff for Cavan in 1833; m. Anne-Jane (d. 4 March, 1834, aged 36). dau. of William Foster, Esq., of Dowdstown, co. Louth, and d. 23 Aug. 1854, having had issue,

1 Benjamin-Samuel, J.P., b 22 June, 1828; late 12th regt.; m. Georgina, dau. of the Rev. George Hickson. vicar of Maghera-Cloony, and has issue, Charlotte-Georgina.
2 William-John, b. 14 Feb. 1831; d. 29 March, 1832.
3 Charles-James. b. 13 Feb 1832; d. unm. 1857.
1 Rebecca-Horatia, m. Thomas Coote, Esq., D.L., and J.P., of the co. Monaghan. of Brandrum, and has issue.
2 Elizabeth, m. Rev. Wm Deering and has issue.
3 Caroline-Martha, m. Edgar Bredin, Esq., J.P., and has issue.
4 Anne-Jane, m. Rev. Stephen Radcliff, and has issue.

I. Elizabeth, d. 25 April, 1780.
II. Elizabeth, d: 28 Oct. 1780, an Infant.
III. Emelia, d. 5 Sept. 1782.
IV. Charlotte. d. 16 Aug. 1790.
V. Matilda, d. 16 July, 1794.
VI. Caroline, m. John Leonard, Esq., J.P., of Claremont House, co. Wicklow, and d. 1858, leaving issue.

Mr. Adam. d. 10 June, 1840, aged 84, and was s. by his 3rd son,

THE VERY REV.SAMUEL, ADAMS, A.M., of Northlands, co. Cavan, Dean of Cashel, and prebendary of Terebrine, diocese of Elphin, J.P. for the counties of Cavan and Monaghan, b. 15 Feb. 1788; who m. 4 Jan. 1809, Frances, youngest dau. of Capt. John Hervey, of Killiane Castle, co. Wexford, and had issue,

I. Benjamin-William, b 13 Feb. 1816; d. 4 March, 1822.
II. JOHN~HERVEY, now of Northlands.
III. Charles-Steuart, of Ashfield, co. Meath, J.P., b. 12 July, 1820; m. Elizabeth, only dau. of Charles McMahon, Esq, and by her (who d. 5 May, 1860) has issue three sons.
IV. Benjamin-William. A.M.; b. 31 March, 1827; in holy orders, rector of Cloghran, Swords, diocese of Dublin; m. 14 Dec. 1854, Georgina-Roberts. dau. of John Drew Atkin, Esq. of Merrion Square, Dublin, and granddau. of the late Sir Thomas Roberts, Bart., and has issue, Samuel-Arthur, b. 8 Sept. 1857, Georgina-Roberts and Frances-Hervey.
I. Dorothea-Anne, m. 31 March, 1833, Le Chevalier Charles-A. Zander, of Munich, and has issue.
II. Elizabeth-Frances. m. 21 March, 1833, John-J.-D. McDonnell, Esq., an officer in the army, and has issue.
III. Caroline-Matilda, m. 2 May, 1837, Thomas-R. Barry, Esq., and has issue.

The Very Rev. Samuel Adams d. 7 Dec. 1856.

Arms-(duly registered in the Office of Arms, Dublin Castle)-Gu. a heart, between three crosses-crosslet, fitch�e, or.
Crest-On a mount, vert, a cross-crosslet, fitch�e, or, charged with a bleeding heart, gu.
Motto-In cruce salus.
Seat-Northlands, co. Cavan.

* In consideration of the distinguished service rendered by this officer to the inhabitants of Drogheda in the war of 1690, they granted the freedom of their borough to him and his heirs for ever, which privilege the ADAMS family, in contequence of this marriage, still enjoy.

Transcribed from A genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, by Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, fourth edition, 1862;
a.k.a. Burke's Landed Gentry, 1862