Cosby family genealogy

Of Stradbally, Queen's County

Arms: Quarterly, 1st ar. a chev. betw. three leopards’ faces sa. on a canton or, a saltire vert. betw. a cross crosslet in chief gu. a lizard erect in the dexter and a salmon in the sinister fesse point of the fourth, and a dexter hand counted in base of the fifth, for Cosby; 2nd, az. three shackles or, on a canton ar. a saltire gu. betw. a sinister hand couped in chief of the last, two salmon in fesse and one in base vert, for Cosby; 3rd, or, a pheon az., for Sidney; 4th, ar. two bars per pale indented az. and gu. in chief three pellets, for Dodwell. Crest: A griffin segreant gu. supporting a broken spear or. headed ar.

Richard Cosby, of Stradbally, in the Queen’s County, d. Dec., 1623. He m. Eliza, dau. of Sir Robert Pigot, of Disert, and had four sons:

  1. Alexander, of whom presently.
  2. Richard, who died 7th June, 1640. He had a son named Francis.
  3. William.
  4. Mathew.

2. Alexander: the eldest son of Richard; d. 1st August, 1636. He m. Anne, daughter of Sir Francis Slingesby, of Kilmore, co. Cork, and had one son and one daughter:

  1. Francis.
  2. Anna.

3. Francis Cosby: son of Alexander.