WHYTE OF LOUGHBRICKLAND
John Henry Whyte, of Loughbrickland, Co. Down, b. 30 April, 1928, educ. Ampleforth, and Oriel Coll., Oxford (B.A. 1949, B.Litt. 1951, M.A. 1953).
Lineage – The following is derived partly from a pedigree registered in Ulster Office, 1765: (Gen. Off. Dublin Castle MS. 165 Reg. Peds. Vol. II, pp. 14-20).
Walter Whyte, with several of his brothers, accompanied Strongbow on his expedition to Ireland in 1170 and was knighted by Henry II in Dublin, 1171.He accompanied John de Courcy to Downpatrick in 1177 and having taken a leading part in the subsequent conquest of Ulster was rewarded with large grants of land on the west shore of Strangford Lough. He was one of the five barons of Ulster created by de Courcy as Earl Palatine of Ulster. His descendants were known as the Lords of the Duffryn and built castles at Ballymorran, Killinchy, Raynhaddye and Ringdufferin. [The Malta manuscripts add to this fanciful origin further fanciful details, derived from the imaginative Sir James Ware. Supposedly the family descends from Witegarde, a nephew of Hengist and Horsa, who occupied the Isle of Wight in the 5th century AD, hence its name. One Ethelbert de Whyte was “Grand Justiciar of South Wales” under Henry I, and Walter, knighted in 1771, was his son.] His eldest son,
Sir James Whyte, served under Richard I in the Holy Wars, 1191-92. said to have married Amicie de Beaumont, daughter of the Earl of Leicester (but this lady married Simon de Montfort – see Burke’s Dormant and Extinct Peerages), and had issue,
Sir Balthazar Whyte who supported King John during his expedition to Ireland when the king stayed at Ballymorran Castle in July 1210. He had issue,
Sir James Whyte, [presumably mid-thirteenth century] who had issue,
Maurice Whyte, [presumably late thirteenth century] m. a de Lacy of Lecale, and had issue,
Walter Whyte who with his brother Wadenus and his kinsmen the de Lacys joined Bruce in his invasion of Ireland, 1315-1318. He m. the sister of John de Mandeville, of Killyleagh Castle, and had, with other issue,
Nicholas Whyte, who, with his brothers John and Richard, fought at the battle of Mullingar, 1329 [according to Malta manuscripts was killed there]. He had issue,
Dominic Whyte, [presumably mid-fourteenth century] who had issue,
- Nicholas Whyte, of whom presently,
- Robert, Treasurer of Ulster 1388 and Prior of Kilmainham, 1399.
The elder son,
Nicholas Whyte, [presumably late fourteenth century] m. a daughter of the 3rd Earl of Ormonde, and had issue,
Sir Maurice Whyte, who served in France under Henry IV and Henry V where at the siege of Rouen he led 2,000 Irish, and later made Governor of Montaire under Henry VI. He was called “The Lancastrian”, having served under three kings of the House of Lancaster. He m. a Fitzgerald and had issue,
- Bartholomew, of whom presently.
- Patrick, Seneschal of Lecale, 1469
- William, Recorder of Waterford, 1485
The eldest son,
Bartholomew Whyte, m. Anne Cusack, and had issue,
- Nicholas, of whom presently.
- Maurice, ancestor of the Whytes, of Imokilly, Co. Limerick (cr. Bts. In 1677, and Marquesses d’Albaville).
The elder son,
Nicholas Whyte, of King’s Meadows, Co. Waterford, m. Elizabeth, dau. of — Power, of King’s Meadows, and had issue, a son,
James Whyte, Seigneur of King’s Meadows, Co. Waterford, and founder of Whyte’s Hall, nr. Knocktopher, Co. Kilkenny in 1518. Henry VII granted him a lease of the Rectory of Dunkitt, Co. Kilkenny 1540. He served in Scotland with James Butler, 9th Earl of Ormonde; on their return to London, they and 16 others died of poisoning after a banquet at Ely House, Holborn, 1546. He m. Margaret Walsh, of Co. Waterford and had issue, a son,
Sir Nicholas Whyte, of Leixlip, Seneschal of Co. Wexford, and of Whyte’s Hall, Gov. of Castle of Wexford, Master of the Rolls in Ireland, 1572, m. — Sherlock, and had issue, a son,
Andrew Whyte, of Leixlip, m. Margaret, dau. of Patrick Finglass, and d. 31 July, 1599, leaving issue, a son,
Sir Nicholas Whyte, of Leixlip, aged 16 in 1599, m. Ursula, dau. of 1st Viscount Moore (see Burke’s Peerage, Drogheda, E.), and d. 1654. [earlier editions of Burke’s add the following children of this Sir Nicholas Whyte:
1. Nicholas of the Dufferin, MP for Kildare 1642-44, died unmarried 1664
2. Arthur, MP for Swords, died unmarried
3. Thomas, officer in the French service
4. Charles, see below
1. Frances, married 1635 to Thomas, 4th Viscount Dillon
2. Mary, married Theobald Taaffe, 2nd Viscount Taaffe of Corran and Ballymote and first Earl of Carlingford
3. Eleanor, married 1st Sir Arthur Aston, who as Governor of Drogheda was killed in Cromwell’s attack in 1649; married 2ndly Edward Butler, 2nd Viscount Galmoyle
4. Anne, married 1636 Christopher Fagan of Feltrim Co Dublin, whose daughter Elizabeth married Lord Strabane in 1659]
His 4th son,
Charles Whyte, of Leixlip, Col. in Spain, mentioned in a letter to Charles II from Emperor Leopold I 1693, afterwards Gov. of Co. Kildare 1689, M.P. for Naas, m. 2ndly, Mary, 5th dau. of Sir Thomas Newcomen, of Sutton, Co. Dublin, by his wife Frances, dau. of Sir William Talbot, Bt., of Cartown, Co. Dublin, and had issue, a son,
John Whyte, of Leixlip, m. 1704, Mary, dau. of Nicholas Purcell, Baron of Loughmoe, Co. Tipperary, by his wife Rose, dau. of Mark Trevor, Viscount Dungannon, and d. 1741, leaving issue, a son,
Charles Whyte, of Leixlip, b. 1714, m. 24 Dec. 1751, Anastatia, dau. of Francis Wyse, of the Manor of St. John, Waterford (see that family), and d. 29 Nov. 1784, leaving issue,
- John, of whom presently,
- Nicholas (Sir), Knight of Malta.
- Margaret, m. 24 Oct. 1776, John Roche, of Limerick.
The elder son,
John Whyte, of Leixlip, b. 1752, m. 15 Feb. 1776, Letitia, dau. of Hom. Thomas de Burgh, son of 9th Earl of Clanricarde (see Burke’s Peerage, Sligo, M.), and d. 4 Jan. 1814, leaving issue, eight sons and two daus.,
- Charles John, Capt. 85th Regt., b. 1777, m. 1794, Anna, eldest dau. of John Ross-Lewin, of Fort Fergus, Co. Clare, by his wife Eleanor, dau. of George Stacpoole, of Edenvale, Co. Clare (see that family), and d. Nov. 1803, leaving issue,
Charles John, of Strandfield House, Co. Clare, Capt. 95th Regt., b. posthumously, 12 Feb. 1804, m. 1stly, 1 Sept. 1832, Rose (d. 1864), widow of John Reeves, of Charleville, Co. Cork, and 2nd dau. of George Dartnell, of Limerick, and had issue [7 sons and 3 daughters]. He m. 2ndly, 23 Oct. 1873, Susan Isabella, eldest dau. of Humphrey Graham, W.S., Edinburgh, and d. 18 Nov. 1885.
- Thomas, b. 1778; k. in action in Spain, 1813, unm.
- John, E.I.C.S., b. 1781; d.s.p. 1814
- Francis, in the Army, b. 1782; d. unm. in the West Indies, 1808.
- Nicholas Charles, of whom presently.
- Edward, Capt R.N., m. Mary (d. 1861), dau. of Capt. Sober Hall, of Durham, and d. 1837, leaving issue,
- John Charles, Barrister-at-Law, Actg. Judge at Hong Kong, d. unm. 1870.
- Edward (rev) S.J., b. 20 Nov. 1827; d. 26 Jan. 1904.
- William, Adm., b. 1829, m. 1880, Katherine Mary, yr. dau. of Thomas Segrave (see 1912 Edn., Segrave of Cabra), and d. 9 Sept. 1912, leaving issue [2 sons and 1 daughter]
- Henry, m. 1859, Mary, dau. of Thomas Comyn, and d. 1883, leaving issue [2 sons and 3 daughters]
- Catherine Margaret, m. 31 May, 1839, George Ryan, of Inch House, Co. Tipperary (see that family), and d. 1884, leaving issue.
- Frances, d. unm.
- Ellen, m. 1865, E. Gorman, of East Bergholt, Suffolk, and d. 1867
- Marcus, Vice-Consul at Lima.
- Henry, R.N., d. in the West Indies.
- Letitia, m. Charles Whyte Roche, of Ballygran, Co. Limerick.
- Margaret, m. Col. Charles O’Ferrall, of Ballyna, Co. Kildare, Equerry and Chamberlain to the King of Sardinia (see that family).
The fifth son,
Nicholas Charles Whyte, of Loughbrickland, Co. Down, D.L., J.P., High Sherriff 1830, Capt. R.N., b. 18 Jan. 1784, educ. St. Edmund’s Coll., Old Hall, Ware. m. 10 June, 1825, Mary Louisa (d. 29 June, 1877) dau. of Thomas Segrave, of Dublin (see 1912 Edn., Segrave of Cabra), and d. 1844, leaving issue,
- John Joseph, of whom presently.
- Nicholas, d. unm. 1863.
- Edward, Major 100th Regt., [presumably the one who arrived at Ampleforth in 1855] m. 1stly, 1863, Jessie (d. 1877), dau. of E. Rutherford, of Hamilton, Canada, and had issue,
- William, d. young.
- Clare, m. 17 March, 1919, Antonius Schulze Berndt, of Roxew, Hanover, and d. 23 Nov. 1953.
He m. 2ndly, 1878, Katherine (d. 1909), dau. of F. Codd, of Dublin, and d. 1904, having by her had issue
- • Gladys, m. 25 Sept. 1907, Robert Thomas Clarke, I.C.S., and has issue. He d. 23 March, 1953
- Norah, m. 11 March 1917, • C. MacLeod Carey, and d. 2 Aug. 1954
- • Muriel, m. 1stly, Major Sydney Killick, S. Lancs. Regt., and has issue. He d. of wounds received in action, 1917. She m. 2ndly, 4 June, 1920, Neil Seward Killick, and has further issue. He d. a prisoner of war of the Japanese, 1945.
- Anna Maria, a nun.
- Letitia, a nun.
- Louisa, m. 1861, Charles Philip Roche, of Ballygran (see 1912 Edn.) and had issue.
The eldest son,
John Joseph Whyte, of Loughbrickland, Co. Down, D.L., J.P., High Sheriff 1862, b. 4 Sept. 1826, educ. Oscott, and Ampleforth, m. 1stly, 1855, Ellen Mary (d. 1857), only surv. dau. of Thomas Laffan Kelly, of Dublin, and had issue,
- Mary Jane Elizabeth, m. 9 June 1892, Lt-Col. Robert Martin Blount, 20th Regt., yr. son of Michael Henry Mary Blount, D.L., J.P., of Maple Durham, Oxon. (see Burke’s L.G., 1952 Edn., Riddell of Cheeseburn Grange), and d. 1934. He d. 15 April, 1902.
He m. 2ndly, 2 Oct. 1862, Caroline Letitia (d. 1923), dau. of George Ryan, of Inch House, Co. Tipperary (see that family), and d. 9 Aug. 1916, having by her had issue,
- John Nicholas, D.S.O., Major Lancs. Fus., b. 24 Dec. 1864; educ. Stonyhurst Coll., d. unm. 29 April, 1908.
- Charles Edward, b. 1866; d. 1883
- George Thomas, of whom presently.
- Henry Marcus, b. 1869, d. 1880.
- Thomas Aloysius, s. his brother
- Edward Joseph, b. 1878, educ. Stonyhurst, and St. Edmund’s Old Hall, d. 1894
- William Henry, s. his brother, Thomas.
- Marcus Francis, Lieut. 62nd Punjabis, b. 18 Jan 1883; d. unm. 8 Jan. 1905
- Maurice Ignatius, Capt. R.A., b. 1888, educ. Stonyhurst [listed there in 1901 census], m. Dec. 1921 • Ethel, dau. of E. Fitzgerald, of Dalkey, Co. Dublin, and d. 28 Jan. 1956.
- • Caroline Mary, m. 10 Oct. 1894, Charles Edward MacDermot, The MacDermot (see that family), and has issue. He d. 8 May, 1947.
- Letitia Mary, m. 5 Jan., 1898, Major Stephen Eaton Lamb, of West Denton, Northumberland (see Burke’s L.G., 1952 Edn.), and d. 19 May, 1938, leaving issue. He d. 27 May, 1928.
- Anna Mary, m. 26 April, 1908, Louis William Corbally, yr. son of Matthew James Corbally, Rathbeale Hall, Co. Dublin (see that family), and d. 21 May, 1954, leaving issue. He d. 1914.
- • Kathleen Mary.
The third son,
George Thomas Whyte, of Loughbrickland, Capt. R.A.M.C., served in World War I, b. 23 April, 1868, educ. Stonyhurst, m. 7 Nov. 1916, • Magda, dau. of Stephen Grehan, of Clonmeen, Co. Cork (see that family), and d. 9 June, 1919, leaving issue,
• Esther Theresa Mary, m. 22 Nov. 1946, • Major Dennis Simonds, Duke of Wellington’s Regt., and has issue.
Thomas Aloysius Whyte, of Loughbrickland, Major, R.A., served in World War I, b. 5 April, 1876, educ. Stonyhurst, d. unm. 13 May, 1931, and was s. by his brother,
William Henry Whyte, D.S.O. (1918), of Loughbrickland House, Co. Down, formerly Royal Dublin Fus., served in S. African War, 1901-02, in World War I 1914-18 (dispatches three times, wounded three times), Cmdt. Penang and Province Wellesley Vol. Corps 1921-24, had Order of the White Eagle of Serbia, b. 10 March, 1880, educ. Stonyhurst, and St. Edmund’s Coll., Old Hall, Ware, m. 4 Aug. 1927, • Dorothy Gordon, dau. of Henry Deming Hibbard, of Plainfield, New Jersey, U.S.A., and d. 6 Jan. 1949, leaving issue,
John Henry, of whom we treat,
• Ursula Anne Letitia, b. 22 Jan. 1939.
Arms (U.O.) – Arg., a chevron engrailed between three roses gu. seeded or barbed vert. Crest – a demi-lion rampant gu. holding between the paws a flagstaff ppr., a flag arg. thereon the cross of St. George. Motto – Uchiel y goring.
Seat – Loughbrickland House, Co. Down.