Comerford family genealogy

Of Ballyburley, County Kilkenny[1]

Arms: Quarterly, 1st and 4th gu. a talbot pass. ar.; 2nd and 3rd, az. a bugle horn ar. stringed gu. betw. three mullets or. Crest: Out of a ducal coronet or, a peacock’s head ppr. Motto: So ho ho dea ne.

Richard Comerford, of Ballyburley, Esq., had:

2. Richard, who had:

3. Thomas, who had:

4. Richard, of Ballyburley, Esq., who d. 15th June, 1637. He mar. Mary, dau. of Thomas Purcell, Baron of Loughmoe, and had:

  1. John, of whom presently.
  2. Richard, who m. Eliza, dau. of William Dean, of Moycullen, co. Kilkenny, gent.

5. John: son of Richard; mar. Grany, dau. of Morgan Cavenagh, of Bureas, in the co. Carlow, and had a daughter:

6. Margaret, who married, first, Viscount St. Lawrence, Lord of Howth; and, secondly, Jenico, Viscount Preston. She died in Dublin, 16th Nov., 1637, and was buried in Stamullen, county Meath.


[1] Comerford: Joseph Comerford, Baron of Dangan, in the county Kilkenny, was a Captain in the Earl of Tyrone’s Regiment. He followed King James II. to France, and there became Marquis of Anglure, and a Chevalier de St. Louis.

Of this family also was John Comerford, a distinguished miniature painter, who was born at Kilkenny, in the middle of the 18th century. Settling in Dublin, he obtained a wide reputation, and was ultimately enabled to retire on an ample fortune.