Wallis-Healy family genealogy

Of the County Dublin

See the “Healy” pedigree, p. 313, Vol. I.

It is remarkable that nearly all the Christian names borne by members of this family and by those of the Earl of Donoughmore’s, in the past and present generations, are identical; a fact which, taken in connection with the similarity of Arms and sirname, may be regarded as confirmatory of their common paternal origin. As will be observed by a reference to the “Wallis” lineage (ante), the branch of the Healys of Dublin, which is allied to the ancient family of Wallis of Dublin, and of Springmount, in the Queen’s County, is also descended with the late and present Earls of Donoughmore from a common maternal ancestor, viz.—Ralph Wallis, of Springmount, Esq., above mentioned, who was great grandfather of Mrs. Wallis-Healy, of Dublin, and great-grandfather also of her second cousin Margaret, wife of John Hely, third Earl of Donoughmore, who was daughter of Luke, first Viscount of Mountjoy, by Margaret, daughter of Hector Wallis, of Dublin and Springmount, Esq.

The Penal Laws against Catholics, the turbulent character of the times at which those Enactments were in force, and the frequent firing of Records in times of commotion and wars (a cause for the non-preservation of Arms and Descents given in an old Grant of Arms to one of the progenitors of this family, which states that such was incident to gentlemen descended from very noble and ancient families) doubtless prevented this family as well as many others from preserving not only their property, but also more extended genealogical details than we at present possess (the loss of the one very often occasioning that of the other); and may be regarded as reasons why the present connected Records of the pedigree of the male line of the “Wallis-Healy” branch of the “Healy” family commence with the name of:

1. Roderick Healy, Esq., b. circa 1740, who had two sons:

  1. Luke, of whom presently.
  2. Edward, formerly of Westmeath, who mar. Miss Lynch, and by her had:
    1. James, of Dublin, merchant, who d. unm., and to whom a handsome monument is erected in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.
    2. John, a Town Councillor of Dublin, who d. unm.
    3. Luke, of Dublin, merchant, whose surviving children in 1883 were:—1. P. J. Healy, of Dublin, merchant; 2. Elizabeth, who m. Richard Ward, of Dublin, Esq., and has issue.

2. Luke, of the co. Meath: the elder son of Roderick; m. and had:

3. John, of Tullamore, who m. Mary, dau. of William Wallis, heir of Springmount, Esq. (first cousin of the late Margaret, Dowager Viscountess Mountjoy), and had:

  1. William Wallis-Healy, of whom presently.
  2. John Healy, of the city of Dublin, Knt. St. J. J., who d. 21st January, 1883, leaving William-Wallis Healy, and several other children.
  3. F. C. Wallis-Healy, of 30 Lower Gardiner Street, in the city of Dublin, living in 1888; Author of “Memoir of Dargan;” “Essay on Taste in the Choice of a Profession;” “Commentaries on the Irish Industrial Scheme of the Countess of Aberdeen;” and of numerous Prose and Poetic contributions to current Literature; Editor of the “Irish Educational Guide;” and “Irish Manufacturers’ Journal;” and of the “Kingstown Standard.”
  4. Mary-Anne-Louisa-Joseph, wife of A. Gibson, Esq., of Dublin; died 8th Dec., 1870, leaving issue a daughter.

4. William Wallis-Healy, of Clonliffe, in the co. Dublin; eldest son of John; living in 1888; mar. 4th Sept, 1866, Nannie, youngest dau. of the late Michael Kirwan, of Dublin, Esq., and had (in 1887) surviving issue:

  1. Joseph-Kirwan-Wallis.
  2. John-Luke-Wallis.
  3. Francis-Charles-Wallis.
  4. Michael-Wallis.

And five daughters.

5. Joseph-Kirwan Wallis-Healy: eldest son of William Wallis-Healy, of Dublin; living in 1888.