Arthur of Glanomera
ARTHUR, THOMAS, Esq. of Glanomera, co. Clare, b. 10 Sept. 1806; s. his father in 1845.
Lineage.-It is not clearly ascertained at what period the Arthurs settled in Ireland, but it is certain that they long held large possessions in that kingdom, especially in the co. of Limerick, until their estates in that county were confiscated by CROMWELL, for their loyalty to the royal cause, when they removed to the co. of Clare, and became seated at Glanomera.
The history of Limerick records that two members of the family sat in parliament for that city, temp. Queen ELIZABETH, viz., Edward Arthur, in 1559, and Thomas Arthur, in 1585.
THOMAS ARTHUR, Esq. of Glanomera, representative of this ancient house, m. Mary Butler, heiress of the BUTLERS of Kilmoyler, co. of Tipperary, lineally descended from the noble house of Ormonde, and was father of
THOMAS ARTHUR, Esq. of Glanomera, who m. Lucy, 4th dau. of Sir Edward O'Brien, Bart, of Dromoland, and left by her at his decease, in 1801 (with a dau., Mary, m. to Richard Henn, Esq. of Paradise, co. of Clare, who d. without surviving issue), an only son and successor,
THOMAS ARTHUR, Esq. of Glanomera, b. April, 1778; m. 10 April, 1803, Harriet, 2nd dau. and co-heir (with her only sister, Charlotte, wife of Sir Edward O'Brien, Bart. of Dromoland) of William Smith, Esq. of Cahirmoyle, co. of Limerick, by whom he had issue,
THOMAS, his heir.
William-Smith, b. 13 June, 1809; m. in 1839, Caroline-Sydney, eldest dau. of Frederick-Saintbury Parker, Esq. of Saintbury, co. Dublin; and d. without issue in March, 1840.
Lucius, in holy orders, b. 31 July, 1810, m. 21 April, 1840, Caroline-Elizabeth, third dau. of John Jervis, Esq. of Moseley, Warwickshire, by whom he has had three sons, Thomas-Lucius-Jervis; Edward-Henry-Frederick (who d. an infant); and Charles-William-Augustus; with five daus.
Edward, barrister-at-law, b. 7 Jan. 1817; d. 6 Aug. 1853.
Augustus, a magistrate for the co. Clare, b. 27 Aug. 1819.
Henry, in holy orders, b. 12 Nov. 1820; m. 13 April, 1847, Ellen, 2nd dau. of the late Henry-Joy Tombe, Esq.
Frederick-B.-B., in holy orders, b. 12 Sept. 1822.
Together with nine daus., four of whom are deceased.
Mr. Arthur d. 6 May, 1845, and was s. by his eldest son, the present THOMAS ARTHUR, Esq. of Glanomera.
Arms-Gu., a chevron between three rests (or clarions), or, quartering BUTLER and SMITH.
Crest-A falcon, rising, ppr., jessed and belled, or.
Seat-Glanomera, co. Clare.
a.k.a. Burke's Landed Gentry, 1862