Keatings in the Journal of the Co. Kildare Archaeological Society: 1685

Earlier this year, I started gathering a collection of citations from online issues of the Journal of the Co. Kildare Archaeological Society and Surround Districts. Lots of gems in here on Keatings in the Co. Kildare area, and I’d like to do the same with other available journals (as well as find a good source for issues not readily available online). I ordered the entries in my notes by the earliest year referenced in each article. I’ve some ideas for a searchable database containing these entries, but for now, here they are in article form.

The existence of as many as three Sir Maurice Eustaces, all of the House of Castlemartin, at this period, is apt to puzzle genealogists, and to cause confusion when writing of them and their wives. The following notes about each of them are given in the order in which they died :–


2. Sir Maurice Eustace, Bart., of Castlemartin, was a first cousin once removed of the Lord Chancellor’s.
His father was John Eustace (son of Maurice, eldest son of William Eustace, of Castlemartin, mentioned above), of Castlemartin ; and his mother was Margaret, daughter of Edmond Keating, of Narraghmore, in the County Kildare.
Sir Maurice was created a Baronet on the 23rd December, 1685 ; and in 1690 he was attainted for fighting for James II.
His wife was Margaret, daughter of Brigadier Sir Thomas Newcomen, Knt., of Sutton, County Dublin, by whom he had two daughters, Frances and Maria Henrietta, who both died unmarried.
After his attainder, Sir Maurice served in France, where he died in 1693. His widow survived him, and died in January 1738.

FitzGerald, Walter. “Miscellanea: The Three Sir Maurice .” Journal of the Co. Kildare Archaeological Society and Surrounding Districts III (1899-1902): 484-485. (accessed February 26, 2021).

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