Pedigree Index

Armstrong of Killylea

ARMSTRONG, WILLIAM-JONES, Esq. of Killylea, co. Armagh (residing at Glenaule House, co. Louth), b. 22 May, 1794; m. 3 Feb. 1842, Frances-Elizabeth, Lady M'Creagh, relict of the late Col. Sir Michael M'Creagh, C.B., K.C.H., &c., and only dau. of Major Christopher Wilson, late of the 22nd foot. Mr. Armstrong served, in 1840, the office of high-sheriff for the county of Armagh, of which he is a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant.

Lineage.-This is another branch of the ancient border family of Armstrong, deriving, traditionally, from a common ancestor with the King's County family.

WILLIAM ARMSTRONG, Esq., who m. Jane Garvey, was father of

EDWARD ARMSTRONG, Esq. who m. 1760, Grace Jones, said to have been descended from Colonel Michael Jones, commander-in-chief of the parliamentary forces in Leinster, and governor of Dublin 1649; and had two sons, William-Jones, and Edward. The elder

The REV. WILLIAM-JONES ARMSTRONG, M.A., rector of the Union of Termonfeckan, co. Louth, m. in 1784, Margaret, 3rd dau. of Alderman John Tew,* of Dublin, at one time its lord-mayor, and granddau. of Alderman David Tew, of the same place, lord-mayor in 1752, by whom he had issue,

WILLIAM JONES, now of Killylea.
John-Tew, who m. Anne, only dau. of Ralph Tew, Esq., late of Raddinstown, co. Meath, and has issue, Maxwell, John, Thomas, and Anne.
Thomas Knox, J.P., co. Armagh, who m. Catherine-Frances, 2nd dau. of the late Wallop Brabazon, Esq. of Rath House, co. Louth, by Jane, his 1st wife, dau. of the late Josias Dupre, Esq., of Wilton Park, Bucks, and d. at Rome in Jan. 1840, leaving issue, Jane-Rebecca and Diana-Lucinda.
Helen, m. to the Rev. John Kerr, rector of the Union of Termonfeckan, and has issue, Archibald Kerr, capt. 26th Madras Fusiliers, and John Kerr, also in the Indian army.
Anne, m. to Walter Newton, Esq., late of the 21st light dragoons, and has issue.
Diana-Jane,

Arms & Crest: As ARMSTRONG of Garry Castle.
Motto-Invictus maneo.
Seat-Batleagh Lodge, Tynan, co. Armagh.


* ALDERMAN JOHN TEW, who died in 1771, had by his wife Margaret Maxwell, of Fellows Hall, co. Armagh (of the 2nd branch of the Farnham family) three daus., viz., 1 Elizabeth, who m. Gerald Fortescue, Esq., Ulster King-of-Arms, elder brother of Rear-Admiral Sir Chichester Fortescue, R.N., and had issue, Thomas, Commissioner at Delhi; and a dau. Anne, m. 1st, to William Hopkyns Northey, Esq. of Oving, Bucks, and 2ndly, to the Rev. Blackhall Vincent; 2 Margaret Tew, widow of the Rev. Wm. James Armstrong; and 3 Helen, m. 1st, to the Rev. Sir James M. Stronge, Bart., and 2ndly, William Holmes, M.P., Treasurer of H.M. Ordnance.

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