Nangle family genealogy

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Gilbert De Angulo, ancestor of this family (which in Munster has been modernized Nagle), came as a commander into Ireland, A.D. 1172, upon the English invasion of that Kingdom by King Henry the Second; and, in the year 1177, he and his brother Jordan de Angulo were witnesses to the charter given by King John, of the lands of Hovede (now “Howth”) unto Almeric De Sancto Laurentio, ancestor of St. Lawrence,[1] earls of Howth. In the year 1195, Sir Hugo de Lacy granted to the said Gilbert all the lands called “Maghery-Gallen;” and to Gilbert’s son, Jocelin, he gave Navan and the lands of Ardbraccan. This Jocelin was the first baron of Navan; he had a brother named Costelo.

Jocelin de Angulo, first baron of Navan, had two sons, the elder of whom was ancestor of Nangle, in Leinster, and Nagle,[2] in Munster; the second son (who was Justiciary of Ireland, A.D. 1195), surnamed “Peter Peppard,” was the ancestor of Peppard. It was this Peter’s son, or grandson, named Ralph Peppard, who founded St. Mary’s Abbey, in Atherdee (now “Ardee”), in the reign of King Edward the First.

Costelo, the second son of Gilbert de Angulo, was the ancestor of Costello: after him the barony of “Costello,” in the county Mayo, was so called. This Costelo had two sons—1. Costelo Oge; 2. Meyler Fionn (or Meyler the Fair), who was the ancestor of MacJordan.[3]

1. Gilbert de Angulo.

2. Jocelin: his son; first baron of Navan.

3. Jordan: his son; ancestor of Nangle, in Leinster and Munster.

4. Gilbert Nangle: his son.

5. Richard: his son.

6. James, of Moneanymny, co. Cork: his son.

7. Richard (2): his son.

8. John: his son.

9. Richard (3): his son.

10. John (2): his son.

11. David, of Moneanymny: his son; married to Ellen, daughter of William Roche of Ballychowly, co. Cork; d. in Dublin, 14th November 1637, and buried in St. James’s.

12. Richard Nangle: his son; m. Ellen, dau. of Richard Barry, of Rahariskye. This Richard Nangle had seven sons and three daughters. The sons were—1. John; 2. Richard; 3. James; 4. Edward; 5. James, who was married to Ellen, dau. of John Lacy of Athlicah, co. Limerick; 6. Gerald, M.A.; 7. Morie. And the daughters were—1. Doire; 2. Isabella, who was mar. to John Barry of Lary, co. Cork; 3. Ellen, married to Sylvanus, son of Edward Spenser (who wrote the “Fairie Queen”), and had issue—1. Edmund Spenser, 2. William Spenser.


[1] St. Lawrence: Howth gives title of “Earl” to this family, which was called “St-Lawrence,” from a victory gained by them over the Irish, on St. Lawrence’s day, A.D. 1371. The name of the family was originally Tristram.

[2] Nagle: Sir Richard Nagle, who was Attorney-General for Ireland in the reign of King James II., had a brother named Piers, of Annakissey, who in that reign was High Sheriff of the county Cork. This Piers married and had:

2. James Nagle (died aged 99 years), who was Page to James II., at St. Germain’s. This James had a son:

3. (—) whose name we have not found, and who mar. and had;

4. (—) whose name we do not know, and who mar. and had:

5. Piers Nagle, living in 1861.

[3] MacJordan: This family is distinct from that of Jordan De Exeter given ante, at pp. 245-261.