Everard (No. 1.) family genealogy

Of Fethard, County Tipperary

(Gen. Ile-Urthach.)

Arms: Erm. on a chief per pale sa. and gu. in the dexter a demi lion ramp. or, and in the sinister a mullet of the last betw. three crescents ar. Motto: Virtus in actione consistit.

Euerard, Everhard, or Everard, who landed in England with William the Conqueror, was ancestor of this family. See “Doomsday Book.”

Martin Everard, who accompanied King John to Ireland, A.D. 1187, was the common ancestor of Everard of the county Tipperary, and of the county Meath. In Irish, this sirname is Ile-Urth.

John Everard, who lived in the county of the “Cross” of Tipperary, 1356, descended from the second son of Martin.—See Burke’s Peerage.

Lawrence Everard, who fought at the battle of Agincourt, A.D. 1415, was a descendant of this John; as was also Nicholas Everard of Fethard, co. Tipperary, from whom the descent is as follows:

1. Nicholas Everard, of Fethard.

2. John: son of said Nicholas (See p. 43, of MS. Vol. F. 3. 27, in Lib. of Trin. Coll., Dublin). Had a brother named Richard.

3. Redmond: his son. Was one of the representatives of the county Tipperary in Sir John Perrot’s Parliament in 1585. Had two sons—1. Sir John; 2. Rev. James, b. 1575; living in 1609, who was a member of the Society of Jesus (See Archives of the Society of Jesus, Rome).

4. Sir John Everard of Fethard, Knt. (d. 1624): son of Redmond. Married to Catherine Comerford, and had three sons—1. Nicholas, Viscount Mount Everard, and Baron of Fethard;[1] 2. Sir Richard; 3. Gabriel. In 1603, this Sir John was appointed Judge. He was afterwards knighted, and had a grant of a yearly pension of one hundred marks, with various manors, castles, towns, and lands in the counties of Tipperary and Waterford. In 1612 he was elected Speaker of the House of Commons by the recusant party, having, according to Dalton and Haverty, resigned his Judgeship sooner than take the Oath of Supremacy.

5. Sir Richard Everard, who was created a Baronet, on 30th April, 1622, was one of the Confederate Catholics in 1646: second son of Sir John. Married to Catherine Tobin, by whom he had issue one son, Sir Redmond, and two daughters: Mary, m. to Thomas Shortal; and Catherine, mar. to Roache of Kilcommon, co. Tipperary.

On 12th September, 1639, was created the Manor of Everard’s Castle, with power to hold “courts Barron and Leet;” to enjoy all “waifes and strayes,” with free “Warren and Park.” When Limerick was taken by Cromwell’s general—Ireton, Sir Richard Everard was amongst the twenty-four who were sentenced to be hanged. Had a younger brother Gabriel, of whom presently; and a son named:

(a) Redmond, who, by an Order of the Supreme Council of the Confederate Catholics, raised a regiment of Tipperary men, and with them crossed the channel to fight against Cromwell at the Battle of Worcester, A.D. 1651. After the Restoration, King Charles II. recognised the services of Sir Redmond, and restored to him the possessions of his father, which were then occupied by the Cromwellian settlers.

“His Majesty considering the many good and faithful services of Sir Redmond Everard … was pleased to restore” (Ballylomasoney, Ballyboy, Clogheen, and altogether about 2,000 acres of land in the neighbourhood of Burntcourt) “the same to him and his heirs, pursuant to privy seal, dated at Whitehall, 24th Jan., 672.”—See “Records of the Rolls,” Vol. VII., p. 422.

Sir Redmond was m. to Elizabeth, daughter of the Hon. Richard Butler of Kilcash (who was youngest brother of the Duke of Ormond), by whom he had two sons and four daughters. The sons were—1. Sir John; 2. James, who d.sp. The daughters were—1. Mary, married to Theobald (Toby), Lord Baron of Cahir; 2. Elizabeth, m. to James, Lord Dunboyne; 3. Frances, mar. to Everard of Glynn, i.e. John, son of James Everard of Glynn, co. Waterford; 4. Margaret, living in 1716.

In his Will, dated 1687, deposited in the Public Record Office, Four Courts, Dublin, Sir Redmond, says:

“I leave and bequeath all my reall estate (except what is hereafter excepted) to my eldest son John Everard and the heires males of his body lawfully to be begotten and for want of such heires males, to my second son James Everard and the heires males of his body lawfully to be begotten; and for want of such heires males to ye heires males of the body of Sir John Everard deceased lawfully begotten; and for want of such heires males the remainder to the heires males of the said Sir John Everard’s Great Grandfather lawfully begotten; and for want of such heires males to my own right heires for ever … I leave and bequeath to my second son James Everard and ye heires males of his body the towns and lands of Ballylomasny Garrandillon and Kilebegg, and if the two thousand acres which I was to be restored unto by the Act of Explanation be recovered that then my son James Everard shall relinquish the lands of Ballylomasny, Garrandillon and Kilebegg and shall have in lieu thereof the house of Kilcaroone and five hundred acres of land about it … I bequeath £100, to be distributed for my soule, twenty pounds whereof I leave and bequeath to his Grace Brenane, Archbpp.(Archbishop) of Cashell.”

(b). Sir John (1690): son of Sir Redmond; m. Hon. Eleanor Butler, eldest dau. of Pierse, sixth Lord Cahir. A Member for the county Tipperary, in the Parliament of King James II., in whose service Sir John was a cavalry officer, and was killed at the Battle of Aughrim. Was attainted, and his estate confiscated, when, in 1702, the townland of Grove, part of that estate, was for “a consideration” given to Richard Burgh, Clk.; and the townland of Knockkelly to David Lowe, also for “a consideration.”—See Records of Ireland, p. 384. It is worthy of remark that the Mansion House of Sir John Everard is the present Barracks of Fethard.

(c) Sir Redmond Everard, of Fethard, Bart.: son of Sir John. Was the last Baronet; was in the Parliament of 1703, Member (with O’Callaghan of Shanbally) for the co. Tipperary; and, in 1711-13, was Representative of the City of Kilkenny. The Penal laws obliged him to withdraw to France, where, at Mignet, near Paris, he lived and in his will, dated 1746, he says:

“I do give and devise to Dame Mary Everard my present wife during the term of her natural life, and after her decease to the heirs of her body, all my lands, messuages, etc., in the Kingdom of Ireland or elsewhere, and in case of failure of such heir or heirs of her body lawfully begotten, I do give and divide the same to James Long (Everard) of Killorne, my second cousin of the Kingdom of Ireland.”

6. Charles,[2] of Glanballecullinane, in the county Waterford: the third son of Gabriel, who was brother of Sir Richard, No. 5 on this genealogy. “Was the first of the House of Glynn;” m. Ellice, fifth dau. of William Wale (See Vol. V., p. 81, of the Registered Pedigrees, in the office of Ulster King-of-Arms; and Betham’s MSS., 2nd Series, Vol. II., p. 5), and had Edmond, of whom presently. This Charles had two elder brothers—1. Geoffrey, 2. Joseph: to this Geoffrey, Sir John Everard (who is No. 4 on this pedigree) refers in his Will, dated 1624, as follows:

“I doe appoint that Geffry Everard, son and Heir to my son Gabriel Everard, shall have and enjoy all my lands and tenemts. (tenements) in Gawran, Waterford, the county of Waterford, and Ballynoran.”

He was also “seized of premises in the town of Carrick-on-Suir.” Died in 1642, when the said lands and premises came to James, then aged two years, “as heir of the body of the said Geoffrey.”

Geoffrey’s son, James of Glinnin, county Waterford (here mentioned), was Captain in Colonel Thomas Butler’s regiment, in the service of King James II. His property was confiscated after the Battles of the Boyne and Aughrim, and given in 1702 to Col. James Roache, “The Swimmer,” in consideration of his services at Derry.[3] And—

James’s son, John, was mar. to Frances, third dau. of Sir Redmond Everard, Bart, by his wife Elizabeth Butler, of Kilcash. Some of this John’s descendants are living in France.

To Joseph, the second son of Gabriel, his eldest brother Geoffrey was obliged by the Will of Sir John Everard (1624), to pay out of the profits of his estate an annuity of £30 (thirty pounds) to his brother Joseph; and “in case the said Joseph shall follow his booke and shall demesne himselfe vertuously and cively then I will that there shall be ten pounds more encrease … when he shall accomplish the age of one and twenty years.” This Joseph became a Priest of the Order of St. Francis, and was guardian of the Franciscan Convent, Dublin, in 1642. He was deputed by the Archbishop of Dublin (Dr. Fleming), to act as his proxy, at the National Synod held at Kilkenny, on 10th May, 1642; and was subsequently sent as Envoy of the Supreme Council of the Confederate Catholics, with sealed letters to the Vatican, to procure arms and munitions for the Confederate Armies.—See Meehan’s History of the Franciscan Monasteries, pp. 151 and 334.

7. Edmond: the son of Charles. A few years after the death of his father m. a dau. of Mr. Naish. In the Decrees of Innocents, Roll V., f. 2., the petition lodged refers to this “Edmond[4] Everard as holding a house and premises in the city of Waterford, on the 6th November, 14° Charles II.” Mention is also made of his name in Adjudications of the 1649 Officers, Roll I., f. 22.

8. George: son of Edmond: m. to Mrs. Ellen Shea (née Butler). He is supposed to have been twice married.

9. Edmond, of Carrigmore, gent.: his son. Carrigmore, Kilbeg, etc., were the property of Sir Richard Everard, Bart., of Everard’s Castle, Burntcourt, A.D. 1648. —See Records of the Rolls, Vol. VI. He mar. Mary Butler, and had— 1. George, of whom presently; 2. John, d.s.p.; 3. Nelly; 4. Nancy; who m. — Keating, and had a son “Line,” and daughters—one of whom m. Mr. Prendergast, father of the Prendergasts of Ardfinane Castle. By this Edmond’s will (Prerogative), dated 1755, he bequeathed to his eldest son George, “his interest in lands, farms, rents, and arrears,” and the “reversion of £200” left to him by his father.

10. George, of Carrigmore; son of Edmond; m. — Shea. Was ordered by one of the local magnates to be flogged publicly in Clogheen, about the year 1771, because of his supposed connexion with the Whiteboys. He had four sons named—1. Edmond,[5] who adopted the medical profession, and practised near Cahir, co. Tipperary; 2. Thomas, of whom presently; 3. James,[6] who mar. — Bagot, and was the last of the family in Carrigmore; 4. Robert,[7] of Kilbeg, who m. — Cleary.

11. Thomas, of Lisheenanoul, Ardfinane, co. Tipperary; second son of George. Married — Heelan (or Helan[8]), and had—1. Thomas, of whom presently; 2. George, who was m. to — Fennell, and whose line is extinct; 3. John, of Ardfinane, who married — Walsh, and had Thomas (living in Australia), William, and Ellen—all living in 1881; 4. James, who m. — Walsh, and whose descendants are in America.

12. Thomas, of Lisheenanoul: eldest son of Thomas. Was the last representative of the Everard family who was summoned to attend the Manor Courts, which were recently abolished. Married Catharine Hacket, and had—1. Rev. John; 2. Thomas, who lives at Garryduff Cottage, m. Catherine Fennessy, and has a family; 3. Rev. James; 4. George.

13. Rev. John Everard, R. C. Adm., Clonmel, co. Tipperary: eldest son of Thomas; living in 1887.


[1] Fethard: This Nicholas Everard was m. to Catherine, third daughter of James Lord Dunboyne, by whom he had three sons and two daughters. The sons were— 1. John, 2. Redmond, 3. Ulick; and the daughters were—1. (—), m. to Richard Smith, and 2. Ellen. This Ellen was thrice m.: first, to Donal McCarthy Reagh, Kilbritan, county Cork, Arm.; secondly, to Can. Visct. Muskry; thirdly, to Thomas, fourth son of Thomas, Lord Kerry. The eldest son (1) John, who d. 1638, m. Amy (to whom the subjoined inscription refers), dau. of the Lord Viscount Roache, and had two sons and two daughters: His sons were—1. Nicholas, who died without issue, upon which the estate descended to the heir of Sir Richard; 2. John. The two daus. were—1. Joane, and 2. Katherine. Joane m. James Butler, and their issue Richard Butler, d.s.p. In Fethard at the south side of the principal street, stand the remains of “ye hospitall or poorhouse,” now used as a Market-house, Council chamber, and Sessions-court. Near the entrance gate, on the outside, may be seen a slab on which is represented the Crucifixion, with the two Marys, and, underneath, the following:

“D. Amia Euerard alias Roche relicta Joannis Euerardi junioris hæc insignia quæ Euerardi Fundatores et Patroni hujus ædificii apponi voluerunt atque morte præoccupati, non potuerunt affigi curavit X°..Maii, 1646.”

Redmond, the second son of Nicholas Viscount Mount Everard, and Baron of Fethard, d.s.p. (It may interest the reader to know that the Mansion House of this family is the present Barracks of Fethard.) And Ulick, the third son of the said Nicholas, m. Julia (or Gyles), dau. of John O’Connor, Kerry, and had one son Theobald (or Toby), of Ballymagonlan, in the county Cork, who had Francis, David, and another child, who was m. to — Lundy.

[2] Charles: The following inscription appears on a monument at Churchtown, co. Waterford, and may also be seen in Hansard’s History of the Co. Waterford, p. 276:

“Hic jacet Dns. Carolus Everardus Filius Gabrieli Everardi Filii Johannis Everardi de Fethard Equitis Aurati et quondam Justiciarus Regis Banco. Hic quoque jacet uxor ejus Dna. Elisia Wale filia Dni. Gulielmi Wale de Cuilnamuc. Orate pro animabus Eorum. A.D. 1643. 23 Maii.”

On the Arms of Charles, the Motto appears:

“Virtus in actione consistit.”

[3] Derry: See Webb’s Compendium of Irish Biography.

[4] Edmond: In the Will of Anastace Everard, dated 1675, a bequest is made of “Ye Jewell,” which had been in the possession of “Edmond Everard of Fethard, Marcht” (Merchant).

[5] Edmond: This Dr. Edmond had George, William, and Mary,—all (in 1881) extinct.

[6] James: This James had George, m. to Miss Power, of Athlone, and had 1. James, A.B.; 2. Joseph; 3. George, living in Australia; 4. William; 5. Kate—all of whom living in 1881.

[7] Robert: This Robert had George, m. to a Miss Walsh. And George had several sons and daughters: among whom were “Bob,” Edmund, etc.—all of whom, living in America, in 1881.

[8] Helan: Of this family were Patrick and Richard Helan, whose names (see p. 316 of our Irish Landed Gentry) are among the “Inrolments of the Decrees of Innocents,” in Ireland, during the Commonwealth Rule. And of this family was Matthew Healion, who was born in the co. Westmeath, on the 10th September, 1806, and d. in Marshalltown, Iowa, U.S.A., on the 28th March, 1885, aged 78 years. That good man lived in Westmeath till 1863, when, persuaded by his son Joseph, who was then serving as a Union soldier in the 34th Illinois regiment, said Matthew Healion emigrated to Rochester, New York, thence went to Illinois, and finally settled in Marshalltown, Iowa, where he died. He had a large family—including Arthur Healion, of the Central Iowa Railway, Marshalltown; and, as his obituary observes, “that family will ever miss him, for he was generally beloved by all who knew him, not having an enemy in the world.”