Reily family genealogy - Irish Pedigrees

Of Redland Grove, Clifton, County of Somerset, England

From Irish Pedigrees; or the Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation by John O'Hart

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Arms:[1] Ar. on a mound an oak tree entwined by a serpent descending the trunk all ppr., and supported by two lions ramp. gu. Crest: A mailed arm grasping a dagger, couped at the elbow, all ppr. Motto: Fortitudine et prudentia.

A BRANCH of the "O'Reilly" (No. 2) family, after their property had been confiscated under the Cromwellian Settlement, settled in the county Cork about the middle of the seventeenth century:

1. John Reily (armig.), of Scarva House, had:

I. John, who went abroad in 1818.

II. Joseph, of whom presently.

III. Isaac, went to India.

IV. Jacob, also went to India.

V. George, who d. unm.

VI. James, also d. unm.

VII. Jane, who m. John Hazle, Esq., of Rock Castle, co. Cork, and had: 1. John Hazle, who married a daughter of George Shaw, of Cork (sister of John George Shaw, Esq., who was twice Mayor of Bristol, England), but had no issue; 2. William, who m. Eliza Jane Hamilton; 3. Henry, who died unm. at Paris in 1830; 4. Eliza-Jane, who m. Fitzmaurice, of Dunmanway, and had one son (a lawyer), and one daughter.

VIII. Elizabeth, who m. Don Bibra de Bilboa.

IX. Mary.

X. Isabella.

2. Joseph Reilly, of "Kingsaile" (now "Kinsale"): second son of John; born 29th March, 1773, died 21st March, 1834; married Ellen, sister of Major James Sweeny, of Her Majesty's 62nd Regiment of Foot (Deputy Governor-General of Canada under Lord Dalhousie), and had issue:

I. Joseph, eldest son, born 1806, died 1859.

II. Jane, b. 3rd Jan., 1800, died 3rd Jan., 1862; m. Christopher Cleburne, of Rock Cottage, Esq.

III. Ellen, b. 18'08, d. unm. 30th Mar., 1859.

IV. William Henry, b. 1809, d. 1st March, 1839.

V. Bridget, born 1810, died 23rd Oct., 1845.

VI. Bessie, born 1812, d. 1847; married Mr. Coffey.

VII. James, b. 1811, died 29th July, 1851; m. Isabella Torey, and had issue James, b. 1844, and Isabella.

VIII. John, b. 1814, died 22nd May, 1848.

IX. Sampson, of whom presently.

X. George, born 1819, died 24th Aug., 1847.

XI. Roger, b. 1818, d. 7th March, 1845; married Matilda Hillier, in 1843, and had Matilda, b. 1844, who m. Mr. Collins (a lawyer) of London.

XII. Ann-Isabella, b. 1823, died 17th July, 1837.

XIII. Mary.

3. Sampson Reily, of Leinster-Villa, Redland Grove: son of Joseph; b. 14th May, 1815.

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[1] Arms: According to Warren's Guide to the Study of Book Plates, P. II., p. 20. "The book plate of John Reilly, Esq., of the Middle Temple, 1679, is on a mound an oak tree, a snake descending the trunk, supported by two lions rampant. Crest: Out of a ducal coronet an arm mailed in armour couped at the elbow, and grasping a dagger. Motto: Fortitudine et prudentia."