Duffy family genealogy

County Monaghan

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FRANCIS DUFFY of Kilcrow, in the parish of Ematris, and county of Monaghan, m. a dau. of The MacMahon, of Dartry, and had:

2. Patrick Mór, of Attyduffy, or Attyduff, who m. Mary, eldest dau. and co-heir of Captain John Dawson, a Cromwellian Officer, who settled at Drummany, co. Monaghan; and by her acquired an interest in the lands of Drummany, Drumyarken, and Attyduff. By the said Mary Patrick Mór had two sons and a daughter.

I. Patrick, of whom presently.

II. Rev John, a Priest, who d. in 1744, and was buried in Ematris (otherwise called Edragoole), where his tomb still exists.

I. Mary, who m. a Mr. Colvin, of Dublin.

3. Patrick: son of Patrick; removed from Attyduff, and settled in Monaghan. His kinsmen, the Dawsons of Drummany House (descended from Dorothea, the younger of the two daus. and co-heirs of Captain John Dawson, who m. a gentleman of her own name from Londonderry), having filed a "Bill of Discovery" against him, or adopted some such process under the Penal Laws, they "ousted" the said Patrick out of his property. He was also engaged for a long time in litigation with his brother-in-law, Mr. Colvin. This Patrick Duffy m. circa 1712 Elizabeth Duffy (a niece or cousin of the MacKenna of Trough), and had:

I. Philip, of whom presently.

II. Francis of Monaghan, who had:

I. John, of Monaghan, who m. Anne, dau. of Patrick Gavan, Esq., of Latnamard (by his wife Judith, dau. and co-heir of Bernard MacMahon of Rekane, who was cousin german of Ross and Bernard MacMahon, Archbishops of Armagh; and who was grandson of Colla Dhu MacMahon, titular Baron of Dartry). By Miss Gavan, John Duffy had two sons: I. Francis, who m. Miss Hope, of co. Westmeath, and left an only dau. Fanny, who m. William Maunsell, Esq. II. Charles, now (1887) the distinguished and illustrious Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, K.C.M.G.; formerly Editor and Proprietor of the Dublin Nation, M.P. for New Ross, and lately Prime Minister of one of our Colonies in Australia.

4. Philip: son of Patrick; m. Anne Kerr, of the co. Longford. He removed to Cootehill in 1752, and, dying in 1803, left two sons:

I. Terence, of whom presently.

II. Bernard, who, having quarrelled with his father, enlisted in the British Army. He m. Anne Jeffares of Emyvale, and had an only child, the late:

I. General Sir John Duffy, K.C.B., who m. a dau. of General Campbell, and d.s.p.

5. Terence Duffy, of Cootehill: son of Philip; m. Anne, dau. of —— MacCabe of Lissimy, and dying, in 1831, aged 80, was buried in Ematris. He had three sons:

I. Francis.

II. Owen of Cootehill, from whose statement (in 1865) this pedigree was compiled.

III. Terence, M.D., who went out to Bolivia, or Chili, to his kinsman, General John MacKenna.