WHYTE, JOHN, Esq. of Loughbrickland, со. Down, J.P., high sheriff 1862, m. 1st, 1855, Ellen-Mary, last surviving dau. of Thomas-L. Kelly, Esq. of Dublin, and by her (who d. 1857) has an only dau., Mary-Jane-Elizabeth. He m. 2ndly, Oct, 1862, Caroline-Letitia, dau. of George Ryan, Esq. of Inch House, со. Tipperary.

WALTER WHYTE, son of Ethelbert Whyte, lord chief justice of South Wales, accompanied Strongbow in his expedition and conquest of Ireland, having brought over, and supported at his own expense, a considerable troop. In reward for his courage and allegiance, he was made a knight by HENRY II, in 1171. He m. a relative
of Strongbow’s, and had a son, JAMES WHYTE, Knt., who m. Amicie, dan. of the Earl of Leicester, and was father of BALTHAZAR WHYTE, Knt , who commanded under King John, in 1220. His son, JAMES WHYTE, also a knight, was father of MAURICE WHYTE, whose son, WALTER WHYTE, m. a dau. of Mandeville, and had issue. His 2nd son, NICHOLAS WHYTE, was father of DOMINIC WHYTE, who had a son, NICHOLAS WHYTE, who m. the sister of Thomas Butler, prior of Kilmainham, and a knight hospitaller of St. John of Jerusalem, and by her was father of MAURICE WHYTE, the Lancastrian, so called from his having served under the three kings of the House of Lancester. In 1418, Maurice, with the prior of Kilmainham, led 2,000 Irish to assist at the siege of Rouen, and was afterwards governor of Montaire, under HENRY VI. His son, BARTHOLOMEW WHYTE, was father of NICHOLAS WHYTE, seigneur of King’s Meadows, со. Waterford, who m. Elizabeth, dau. of N. Power, Esq. of со. Waterford, and had a son, JAMES WHYTE, seigneur of King’s Meadows, and of Whyte’s Hall, со. Wexford, who (by his wife, Margaret, dau. of N. Walsh, Esq. of со. Waterford) was father of Sir NICHOLAS WHYTE, of Leixlip, grand seneschal of со. Wexford, where he founded the place called Whyte Hall. He was also governor of the Castle of Wexford, and became master of the Rolls of Ireland in 1572. By his wife, a dau. of Sherlock, Sir Nicholas, who d. in England, left a son,

ANDREW WHYTE, of Leixlip, who m. Margaret Finglas, and d. 31 July, 1599, leaving a son,

SIR NICHOLAS WHYTE, of Leixlip, aged 16 A.D., 1599; inq. p. m ; he m. Ursula Moore, dau. of Garret Moore, Viscount Drogheda, and d. in 1654. His 4th son,

CHARLES WHYTE, Esq. of Leixlip, col. in Spain, and afterwards governor со. Kildare, 1689. By his 2nd wife, Mary, dau. of Sir Thomas Newcomen, Bart, of Moorstown, со. Longford, and Frances his wife, dau. of Sir William Taibot, Bart, of Cartown, со. Dublin, he left a son,

JOHN WHYTE, Esq. of Leixlip, who m. Mary, dau. of Nicholas Purcoll, Baron of Loughmoe, со. Tipperary, by Rose his wife, dau. of Viscount Dungannon, and granddau. of John Purcell, Baron of Loughmoe, and Elizabeth his wife. dau. of Thomas Butler, 1st Lord Ormond. By this lady Mr. Whyte left a son,

CHARLES WHYTE, Esq. of Leixlip, who m. Anastatia, dau. of Edward Dunne, Esq. of Brittas, by Margaret his wife, dau. of Frank Wyse, Esq., son of Robert Wyse, Esq. of Waterford, and left issue,

  • JOHN, his heir.
  • Nicholas (Sir), knight of Malta.
  • Margaret, m. to John Roche, Esq. of Limerick.
  • Rose.

The elder son and heir,
JOHN WHYTE, Esq. of Leixlip, m. 15 Feb. 1776, Letitia, dau. of the Hon. Thomas De Burgh, uncle of the late Marquess
of Clanricarde, and had eight sons and two daus.,

  1. CHARLES-JOHN, capt. in the army, &. 1777 ; m. 1794, Anna, eldest dau. of John Ross-Lewin, Esq. of Fortfergus, co. Clare ; and d. 1803, leaving a son,
    • CHARLES-JOHN, of Strandfield House, со. Wexford, b. 12 Feb. 1804 ; m. l Sept. 1832, Rose, relict of John Reeves, Esq. of Charleville, со. Cork, and 2nd dau. of George Dartnell, Esq. of Limerick, and has issue,
      • John, b. 12 June, 1833.
      • George Lewis, 6. 22 Aug. 1834, of the 55th regt. ; m. Frances, only dau. of the late Henry Whitcomb,lieut. R.N.
      • Charles, 6. 21 Aug. 1836, of the 6th royal rept.
      • Edward Henry, b. 16 Feb. 1839, B.N., late H.M.’s ship “Leander,” was at Balaklava at the taking of Sevastopol
      • Joseph, b. 12 Oct. 1840, R.N., H.M.’s ship ” Sappho.”
      • Benjamin-de Burgh, 6. 8 July, 1850.
      • Frederick, b. 5 July, 1852.
      • Rose.
      • Letitia-Adelaide.
      • Anna, m. George Sandos, Esq., со. Kerry.
  2. John, E.I.C.’s service, d.s. p.
  3. Thomas, killed in action, in Spain, unm.
  4. Francis, in the army, d. unm. in the West Indies.
  5. NICHOLAS-CHARLES, of whom presently.
  6. Edward, capt. R.N., m. Mary, dau. of Capt. Sober Hall, of Durham, and by her (who d. 1861) left, at his decease, in 1837, four sons and four daus., viz.,
    1. JOHN CHARLES, barrister-at-law ;
    2. Edward, in holy orders of the Church of Rome ;
    3. William, capt. R. N. ;
    4. Henry, m. 1859, Mary, dau. of Thomas Comyn, and has issue;
    1. Catherine-Margaret, m. George Ryan, Esq. of Inch House, co. Tipperary ;
    2. Letitia :
    3. Frances, unm. ; and
    4. Ellen.
  7. Henry, R. N., d. in the West Indies.
  8. Marcus, vice-counsel of Lima, deceased.
  1. Letitia, m. Charles-Whyte Roche, Esq. of Ballygran, со
  2. Margaret, m. Col. Charles O’Feirall. of Ballyna, cо. Kildare, equerry and chamberlain to the King of Sardinia

The 5th son, NICHOLAS-CHARLES WHYTE, Esq. of Loughbrlckhna, J p and D.L., capt. B.N., 6. 18 Jan. 1783; m. 10 June, 1805, Mary-Louisa, dau. of Thomas Segrave, Esq. of Cabra, Co. Dublin, and had issue,

  • JOHN, now of Loughbrickland.
  • Nicholas.
  • Edward, royal Canadian rifles.
  • Anna-Maria.
  • Letitia.
  • Louisa, m. 1861, to Charles-Whyte Roche, Esq.

Capt. Whyte served as high sheriff, со. Down ; d. 1815. Arms—Arg., a chev., engr., between three roses, gu. Crest—A demi-lion, rampant, holding a flag, ensigned with a cross. Motto—Echel Coryg. Seat—Loughbrickland, со. Down

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