Cole family genealogy

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1. John Cole, of Newland, co. Dublin, Bart., m. Eliza … , and by her had nine children: 1. Michael Cole, m. to Penelopé, daughter of H. W. Evans of … , in the co. Kildare, Milés; 2. Kathleen, m. to Thomas,{n1-cole} son of Henry Brooks of … , Milés; 3. Letitia, m. to (Rev.) William Fitzgerald, “Clonfertensis;” 4. Henry (who is No. 2 on this pedigree); 5. Richard; 6. Arthur, mar. to Kathleen, dau. of Lord Byron; 7. Francesca; 8. Margaret; 9. Another Michael, of “Inishkillin.” Milés, who m. Eliza … by whom he had six children—1. William, 2. John, 3. Fenton, 4. Michael, 5. Christopher, 6. Another child, s.p.

2. Henry: son of John; Com. of Drogheda; m. Maria … , by whom he had six children—1. Alicia, m. to Gustavus Hume, of Castle Hume, co. Fermanagh, Bart.; 2. Charles, 3. Arthur, 4. Henry, 5. John, 6. William.

3. Charles Cole{n2-cole}: eldest son of Henry; m. Jana, dau. of Christopher-Arthur, Viscount Ely.

A member of the “Cole” family, with his wife, went to England, circa 1750, with a Government appointment in connexion with the Tower of London. They had one son Thomas Cole, who became an affluent City-man and the owner of Addington Park and Estate, in the county of Surrey, which was afterwards sold by his eldest son William, to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, and is now the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The said Thomas (who died circa 1808, and was buried in Edmonton church) m. Elizabeth Cook (who d. 1822), and had six sons—1. William, 2. Thomas, 3. Charles, 4. George, 5. Frederick, 6. Richard.

Charles, the third son of Thomas, m. on 13th June, 1803, Anna-Maria, the only dau. of Caleb Jenkin (brother of General Jenkin), of Waterford; George Street, Dublin; and Stillorgan Park or House, near Dublin (by his wife Anna Norris, of Waterford), and had three sons—1. Charles, living in 1880, aged 76 years; 2. Thomas, who is dead; and 3. Rev. Edward Norman Coles, Pottisgrove Rectory, Woburn, Beds., England, living in 1881, who was married, and had children and grandchildren.


[1] Thomas Brooks: The issue of that marriage were six children—1. Thomas, b. 1695, s.p.; 2. Maria; 3. Henry; 4. Anna; 5. Kathleen-Frances; 6. Arthur.

[2] Cole: It is stated on page 55, Vol. F. 3. 27, of the T.C.D. Manuscripts, that a daughter of a Thomas Cole was the third wife of Sir James Carroll of Ballykerney, co. Wexford, who died 6th October, and was buried 13th November, 1639: but we cannot connect the said Thomas Cole with any name on the foregoing pedigree.