Harte (No.5) family genealogy

Of the Queen's County

DERMOD MacMURROUGH, the 58th Christian King of Leinster, who is No.113 on the "MacMorough" pedigree, and who died A.D. 1175, married Mór, daughter of Muirceartach, King of the Ui-Muirceartaigh (who d. 1164), and had:

114. Eva, who m. Richard de Clare, surnamed "Strongbow," and had:

115. Lady Isabel de Clare (d. 1220), who m. William le Marechal, third Earl of Pembroke, and had:

116. Lady Isabel Marshall, who m. Gilbert, fifth Earl of Hereford and Gloucester, and had:

117. Richard, Earl of Gloucester and Hereford, who m. and had:

118. Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester and Hereford (d. 1295), married (at St. John's Monastery, Clerkenwell, 30th April, 1290), the Princess Joan (b. 1273), dau. of Edward I., King of England and of Eleanor of Castile; and had:

119. Elizabeth de Clare, who m. David de la Roche (living, 1315), son of Alexander de la Roche, and had:

120. Sir David de la Roche, Knt. (17 Edward III.), who m. Anna Fleming, and had:

121. John de la Roche, Lord Fermoy (temp. 1382), who m. the dau. and heiress of the Tanist of one of the MacCarthy Mórs, and had:

122. Morris (or Maurice) Lord Roche and Fermoy (d. 1439), who m. Anne, dau. of Maurice, Earl of Desmond (by Beatrice, his wife, dau. of the Earl of Stafford), and had a daughter, who m. the Earl of Kildare, and a son David.

123. Said David Lord Roche and Viscount Fermoy (d. 1492), surnamed "Moore," m. Jane, dau. of Walter Bourke MacWilliam Iachtar, and had five sons, and a dau. Ellena who m. James de Courcy, 13th Lord Kinsale. Of the five sons were:

I. Thomas, whose direct descendant, the late Rev. George Tierney, Vicar of Stradbally, would have been "Lord Fermoy," had not the title been attainted. The present title of "Lord Fermoy" is a new creation.

II. Edmund Roche, the third son (d. 1540).

124. Edmund Roche (d. 1540), the said third son, m. and had:

125. Joan Roche, who, in 1508 m. David de Courcy, 15th Baron Kinsale (son of Nicholas, the 12th Baron, who m. Nora, dau. of O'Mahony, Chief of his Sept and name), and had:

126. Edmund de Courcy, second son (who was 26th in lineal male descent from Charlemagne, King of France), who m. Juliana, dau. of William Barry, Viscount Buttevant, and had:

127. Edmund (the eldest son), who m. Juliana, dau. of Dermod Mac Teige O'Hurley, Lord of Knocklong, and Chief of his name, and had:

128. John de Courcy (d. 1625), the 18th Baron of Kinsale, who was twice m.: first, to Catherine, dau. of William Cogan, by whom he had no issue; secondly, to Mary, dau. of Cornelius O'Cruly (or O'Crowly), and by her had:

129. Patrick, the 20th Baron of Kinsale, who m. Mary, dau. of John FitzGerald, of Dromanagh, Lord of Decies, and had:

130. Myles de Courcy, the third son, who m. Elizabeth, dau. of Anthony Sadleir, of Arley Hall. co. Warwick, and had:

131. Gerald de Courcy (d. 1759), the 24th Baron Kinsale, who m. Margaretta, dau. and heiress of John Essington of Ashlyns, county Herts, and Grossington Hall, co. Gloucester, and had:

132. Elizabeth Geraldine de Courcy (second dau. and co-heiress), who in 1751 m. Daniel MacCarthy, of Carrignavar, who (see p. 135) is No.128 on the "MacCarthy" (No.13) pedigree, and had:

133. Elizabeth Geraldine de Courcy MacCarthy (only daughter), who m. Maurice Uniacke[1] Atkin, of Leadinton, co. Cork, who was Lieut-Col. in the North Cork Militia, and son of Walter Atkin, of Leadinton, High Sheriff of the co. Cork in 1766, who m. Barbara Uniacke, only child of Maurice Uniacke, of Ballymacody, co. Cork(who m. Catherine, dau. and heiress of James Uniacke, of Cappa, co. Tipperary, and Cappamushree, co. Cork, by Barbara, his wife, dau. of John Power of Clashmore, co.Waterford), third son of Thomas Uniacke of Woodhouse and Stradbally, co. Waterford, M.P. for Youghal, who m. Helena, dau. of Christian Borr of Borrmount, co. Wexford.

Elizabeth Geraldine de Courcy MacCarthy had:

134. Barbara Atkin (d. 3rd Feb., 1835), second dau., who on the 16th Mav, 1825, m. Rev. Charles Harte, M.A., T.C.D. (b. 5th Sept., 1794), son of Edward Harte, M.D., son of Edward Hart of Durrow and Raheenshira, Queen's County, by Arabella Bathorn his wife. Rev. Charles Harte was Rector of Whitechurch, Carrick-on-Suir; and m. secondly, Frances, only surviving child of Captain John Dawson (62nd Grenadiers, and son of J. Dawson, Comptroller of the Customs, in Jamaica, and a scion of a branch of the co. Monaghan family of Dawson, now represented by Lord Viscount Cremorne and Earl of Dartry), who married Frances, only daughter of Robert Fuller, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, of Cork, who assumed the name of Harnett (see the co. Kerry "Fuller" family, in Foster's Royal Descents). The Rev. Charles Harte had:

135. Captain Edward Harte, late 3rd Batt. Prince Albert's Light Infantry, who was in 1826 born at Durrow, Queen's County; and who m. Eliza Susannah, dau. of Edward Parfitt, of Wells, Somerset (eldest son of Rev. Peter Lewis Parfitt, Vicar of the Cathedral Church of St. Andrew, in Wells, and Vicar of Westbury Sub-Mendip, Somerset), Deputy Register of the Diocese of Bath and Wells, by his wife Mary Susannah, only dau. of James Roche, and sister of James John Roche, lord of the manor of Glastonbury, co. Somerset, who was a descendant of John Rocke, M.P. for the city of Wells, temp. Henry VI Captain Edward Harte had:

136. Edward Charles Harte of Wells, Somerset, England; b. 1859, and living in 1887.


[1] Uniacke: This family of "Uniacke" is descended from a Gerladine branch of the House of Desmond.