Cheevers family genealogy

Of Ballyhally, County Wexford

Arms: Gu. three goats salient ar. crined and hoofed or.

Nicholas Cheevers, of Ballyhally, co. Wexford, had:

2. Sir Walter, of Macetown,[1] co. Meath, who had:

3. Sir Christopher, of same place, who had:

4. John, of same place, who had:

5. Henry, of Mountaine, county Dublin, who died June, 1640. He m. Kath., dau. of Richard Fitzwilliam of Merrion, Knt., and had issue:

  1. Walter, of whom presently.
  2. Thomas.
  3. Patrick, who d.s.p.

6. Walter Cheevers: son of Henry; m. Alson, dau. of Nicholas, Visct. Netterville.


[1] Macetown: Of the Chevers, or Cheevers, of Macetown, county Meath, was John Cheevers, who was transplanted to Connaught by Oliver Cromwell, and who, in 1667, on petitioning Charles II. to be restored to his lands, obtained a “Decree of Innocence” (see p. 309 of our Irish Landed Gentry when Cromwell came to Ireland), and got a grant of lands in the barony of Killyan, county Galway. The Armorial Bearings of this branch of the family were—Arms: Same as “Cheevers” of Ballyhally. Crest: A demi goat salient ar. collared gu. crined and hoofed or. Motto: En Dieu est ma foi.