Pedigree Index

Atkinson of Cangort

ATKINSON, GUY-NEWCOMEN, Esq. of Cangort, King's County, b. 4 Jan. 1847; s. his father in 1859.

Lineage.-This family has been settled in the King's Co. since the reign of ELIZABETH, holding its lands under a patent from the crown.

ANTHONY ATKINSON, Esq. of Cangort (son of William Atkinson, Esq. of Cangort, by Anne Hamilton his wife, granddau. of Sir Francis Hamilton, Knt. of Killishandra, co. Cavan), and grandson (by Anne his wife, dau. of Sir Robert Newcomen, Bart.) of Anthony Atkinson, Esq. of Congort, (whose father, Lieut. Anthony Atkinson, of the island of Kiltobret., King's Co., made his will 16 May, 1626) m. in 1709, Mary, dau. of Admiral John Guy, of Greenwich, in Kent (celebrated for having relieved Derry by breaking the boom), and had, with other issue, GUY, successor to his father, and Charles, ancestor of ATKINSON of Ashley Park (which see). Mr. Atkinson d. in Dec. 1743, and was s. by his eldest surviving son,

THE REV. GUY ATKINSON, of Cangort, rector of Aghoghill, co. Antrim, and vicar of Trim, who m. 1st, in 1746, Jane, dau. of Charles Maule, Esq., and niece of Henry, Bishop of Meath, and had by her an only child, Anthony, who d. before his father. Mr Atkinson m. 2ndly, Jane, dau. of Jackson Wray, Esq. of the co. Donegal, and had by her, 1 HUGH, who d. in India; 2 Guy, an officer in the navy, blown up by the explosion of a ship on fire; 3 JACKSON, of whom presently; 4 Charles, in holy orders, rector of Creggan, co. Armagh; m. Thomasina, dau. of the Rev. Mr. Downing, of the co. of Londonderry; 5 George, who m. Leonora, dau. of Jackson Wray, Esq. of Bentford, co. Antrim, and assumed, by royal licence, the surname and arms of WRAY; and 1 Maria, m. to --- Golding, Esq. The third son,

JACKSON-WRAY ATKINSON, Esq. of Cangort, lieut.-col. of the King's Co. militia, m. In 1794, Sarah, dau. of Richard Caddell, Esq. of Downpatrick, and had issue,

GUY, his heir.
Henry, b. in July, 1806; m. in April, 1839, Elizabeth-Jane, eldest dau. of the Rev. William-Brownlow Savage, rector of Shinrone, King's County, and has two daus., Elizabeth-Barbara, and Sarah-Anne.
Charles, an officer 10th Native cavalry, E.I.C.S.; d. in India from the bite of a snake, in 1840.
Richard, b. in 1819; m. Mary-Jane, dau. of George Golding, Esq., and has a dau., Georgiana.
Caroline-Steuart, m. to William L'Estrange, Esq. of Kilcummin.

Col. Atkinson d. 14 Aug. 1846, and was s. by his eldest son,

GUY ATKINSON, Esq. of Cangort, King's County, J.P., b. 14 July, 1800; who m. 24 Oct. 1839, Anne-Margaret, 2nd dau. of William Trench, Esq of Cangort Park, brother of the late Lord Ashtown, and had issue,

Charles Newcomen, d. young.
GUY-NEWCOMEN, now of Cangort.
William-Henry, b. 28 Aug. 1848.
Richard-Frederick, b. 11 Dec. 1849.

Mr. Atkinson d. in 1859.

Arms-Or, an eagle, displayed, with two heads, az., beaked and legged, gu.; in chief, a rose, of the last, seeded, gold, between two martlets, sa.
Crest-An eagle, displayed, with two heads, az., beaked and legged, gu.
Motto-Deo et regi fidelis.
Seat-Cangort, King's County.

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