Burnett family genealogy


Arms: Gu. three bezants. Crest: A holy lamb reguard. ar. holding the standard of St. Patrick ppr.

John Burnett, of Ballygriffan, co. Monaghan, married Anna Barnewell, of Crickston, and had one son and one daughter:

    1. Robert, of whom presently.
    2. Anna, who married William, Viscount Gormanstown.
  1. Robert: son of John; m. Jane, dau. of Thomas Talbot, of Malahide, and had two children:
    1. John, temp. Henry VIII., of whom presently.
    2. Elizabeth, who was twice m.: first, to Robert Barnewell, and, secondly, to James Bath.
  2. John; son of Robert; married Mary, dau. of William, Viscount Gormanstown, and had four children.
    1. Robert, who d.s.p. legi.
    2. Patrick.
    3. Anna, who m. Richard Talbot, 1559.
    4. Eliza, who m. Robert Barnewell.
  3. Patrick: second son of John.
  4. In the Book of Survey and Distribution for the County Monaghan, we find the “Burnett” family possessors of Estates in that County, in the Commonwealth period; when those Estates were confiscated under the Cromwellian Settlement, and their possessors cast on the world. The next mention of the family we found was that of:
  5. Patrick Burnet, who m. and had one son and one dau.:
    1. Richard, of whom presently.
    2. Eliza, who m. John Roche of Ballickmahon, in the parish of Crossmolina, barony of Tyrawley, in the county of Mayo, and had:
      1. Ulick, who d. unm.
      2. Eliza, who m. Thomas MacHale of Ballickmahon (both living in 1871), and had issue.
    3. Margaret, who m. — Leonard, of Dervin, in the parish of Crossmolina, and had issue.
  6. Richard: son of Patrick; m. Margaret Cowell of Enniscrone, county Sligo, and had five sons and three daughters:
    1. John.
    2. James.
    3. Michael, who married Eliza Greer. These three sons emigrated to America.
    4. Patrick, of Enniscrone, of whom presently.
    5. Peter, of Newry, co. Down, died on the 30th Aug., 1887, m., in Swinford, co. Mayo, in 1851, Maria, dau. of Michael Maloney, and his wife Elizabeth Syran, of Crossmolina, in said county. He had issue four sons and three daughters:
      1. John, born 3rd June, 1852, m. in 1874 to Margaret Brown of Newry, died in 1881, leaving one dau., Mary.
      2. Elizabeth, born 16th July, 1853; died 1857.
      3. Mary, born 1st May, 1855.
      4. James, b. 5th June, 1856.
      5. Peter, b. 28th May, 1859.
      6. Elizabeth, b. 13th Jan., 1861; m. to Edward, second son of John Durnan and his wife Anne Sheridan, of Magheracloone, county Monaghan, at Dundalk, on 8th June, 1887.
      7. Michael, b. 6th Oct, 1862.
    6. Eliza, who m. John Kirkwood, had issue, and emigrated to America.
    7. Mary, who m. James Burns, had issue, and emigrated to America.
    8. Bridget.
  7. Patrick Burnett, of Enniscrone: fourth son of Richard; m. Margaret Bourke, of Coolcarney, near Ballina, Mayo, and had one surviving child:
  8. Eliza, who, on the 25th May, 1845, m. John O’Hart, the Author of this Work (both living in 1887), and has had three sons and seven daughters:
    1. Patrick-Andrew, living in 1887.
    2. John-Anthony, d. in infancy, 1861.
    3. Francis-Joseph, died in infancy in 1866.
    4. Fanny, who m. Michael-John Devine, of Kilkee, co. Clare, and has had issue; both living in 1887.
    5. Mary-Elizabeth (d. 1880), who m. John Cunningham, of Dublin, and left one surviving child, Eliza, b. 9th December, 1879.
    6. Margaret, who, in 1882, m. John Bourke, of Dublin, both living in 1887; has issue.
    7. Eliza, unm. in 1887.
    8. Anne, unm. in 1887.
    9. Louisa, married in 1887, to Thomas Maguire, of the Irish Civil Service.
    10. Hannah, unm. in 1887.

(See No. 125 on the “O’Hart” pedigree).