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Subject: Adair, Boleyn & Thos Whitney, & Ambrose Upton, Westmeath
Date: 29 Oct 2005 15:22:25 -0600


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Surnames: Adair, Whitney, Upton, Forster, Lambert
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re: Boleyn Whitney who was mentioned in the 1747 will of Jane Adair (nee Forster), wife of Robert Adair dc. 29 March 1737 of Co. Longford, co. Dublin and co. Wicklow, Ireland.
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Will of Thomas Whitney, Newpass als. Derrydown, co. Westmeath.
30 April 1740. 26 Feb 1741.
His brother Boleyn Whitney, Esq., trustee and exor.
His sister Ann Upton wife of Ambrose Upton, clerk.
His brother Shuckburgh Whitney, Lieut. Colonel in H.M.'s service.
Roger Martin, junr., son of Capt. Roger Martin of Stepney.
His castles, towns and lands of Newpass (Derrydown ?), Rathowen, Colemore, Colebegg, Win(d)town, Ballygarron, Ballydorey and all other his lands and hereditaments in Co. Westmeath.
Witnesses: Thomas Taylor and Joseph Brisco, both of London, gents., Patk. Makin, servant to testator.
Memorial witnessed by: William Williams and Alexr. Williams, Dublin, gents.
105, 180, 73405 Boleyn Whitney (seal)
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From Burke's Landed Gentry:
"Charles Fox, Esq., eventually of "Fox Hall"
(refer poem about Robin Adair & Fox of Fox Hall)
as heir to his elder brother, m. Miss Whitney (niece of Robert Adair), dau of Col. Whitney, of Newpass, by his wife, Miss Boleyn, aunt to (Ralph Howard, Baron Clonmore of Clonmore Castle, co Carlow, Ireland), 1st Viscount Wicklow, and d. 1747 having had one son."
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Newpass / Derrydown, Killucan, co. Westmeath, Ireland.
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Hugh Howard, b.1761, brother of the 3rd Earl of Wicklow, lived on a property in co. Wicklow in the early-mid 1800s which had been owned by John Lambert who was agent for Robert Adair, his father-in-law and neighbour on "Hollybrook". My g-g-grandfather went back to Ireland for this property as it was part of his inheritance. Hugh Howard's son, Sir Ralph Howard b. 1801 also lived on Bushy Park (now named Bushey Park).

Hugh Howard had a sister, Isabella Howard b.1791 who m. William Meade Smythe of Barbavilla, co. Westmeath, Ireland, and Deer Park, nr Honiton, Devon, England. I have wondered whether and Adairs married into this Meade family.
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I have come across many references to the Upton family, but have not written down notes. Sorry



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