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Please note that these genealogies are posted solely as examples; Balliol College does not hold any records about any of the Balliol descendants listed, nor is the college able to validate or verify genealogies sent to us. For a good research guide on starting your own genealogical research, see The National Archives' family history pages. For secondary scholarship on the Balliol family, see here.

The descent below was compiled in 2006 by Patrick M O'Shea.

  1. John Balliol (d. 1269) m. 1233 Devorguilla of Galloway (d. 1289/90)
  2. Eleanor Balliol m. John “the Black” Comyn, Lord of Badenoch (b. about 1245, Badenoch, Scotland – d. about 1303)
  3. John “the Red” Comyn, Lord of Badenoch (b. about 1279, Badenoch, Scotland – d. 10 FEB, 1306, Church of Grey Friars, Dumfries, Scotland) m. Joan de Valence
  4. Elizabeth Comyn (1 Nov 1299-20 Nov 1372). m. firstly ([24 Jul 1326/23 Mar 1327]) Sir Richard Talbot, son of Gilbert Talbot & his wife Anne le Botiler of Wem, Shropshire ([1305]-23 Oct 1356). He was summoned to parliament 27 Jan 1332, whereby he is held to have become Lord Talbot (b. about 1305 – d. 23 OCT, 1356).
  5. Gilbert Talbot, Baron Talbot (b. about 1332, Ecclesfield, Herefordshire, England) m. before 8 SEP, 1352 Petronella Butler (b. about 1335 – d. between 28 MAY, 1365 and 1368).
  6. Richard Talbot, Baron Talbot (b. about 1361 – d. between 8 SEP 1396, and 9 SEP, 1396) m. Ankaret Le Strange, Baroness Strange (b. about 1361 – d. 1 JUN, 1413).
  7. Mary Talbot, born about 1375 in England, died 13 April 1433 in Blackmere, Hertfordshire, England; married about 1397 in England, Thomas de Greene, born 1373 in Green's Norton, Northamptonshire, England, died 14 December 1417.
  8. Thomas Greene was born on 10 Feb 1400 and died on 18 Jan 1461. He was buried in Norton, Northampton, England. He married Phillipa de Ferrers, who was born about 1393 of, Chartley, Staffordshire, England. She died in 1457/1458. She was buried in Norton, Northampton, England.
  9. Elizabeth Greene was born about 1421 in Greenes Norton, Northumberland, England. She married in 1440 William Raleigh, who was born about 1415 of Thornborough, Warwickshire, England. He died in 1460.
  10. Sir Edward Raleigh was born about 1414, of Thornborough, Warwickshire, England. He died before 20 Jun 1509 in Farneborough, Warwickshire. He married in 1467 Margaret Verney, who was born about 1445 in London.
  11. Sir Edward Raleigh (II) was born about 1473 in Farneborough, Warwickshire. He married Anne Chamberlain, who was born about 1478, of Shirburn, Oxfordshire.
  12. George Raleigh of Thornborough was born about 1500 and died in 1546. He married Jane Coningsby.
  13. Bridget Raleigh of Thornborough, Warwickshire was born about 1530 and married Sir William Kingsmill, who was born in 1526 in Burton, Sussex, sheriff of Hants. in 1564.
  14. Captain Sir Francis Kingsmill of Sydmonton, and Ballibeg, County Cork, born January 6, 1570, who was distinguished for his services in the Irish campaign, temp 2 Elizabeth. He was buried at St. Mary;s Church Bridgewater, where he is commemorated by a sumptuous marble monument with alabaster effigies. He served in Ireland under Sir G. Carew in 1601-1602. He acquired lands at Ballybeg Abbey, County Cork and was Knighted at Dublin March 1603 He died 25 Jul 1620 leaving issue by his wife, Dorothy St. Leger including:
  15. Colonel Sir William Kingsmill, MP, of Ballybeg Abbey, co Cork (one of the 1649 Officers) was born about 1596 and died in 1650 at Ballyowen, Ireland. He is included in a list of protestant landowners claiming losses from the 1641-2 rebellion at Ballybeg, Buttevant Parish, Barony of Orrey and Kilmore, County Cork. He married Susannah Morgan and had, among other issue,
  16. Mary Kingsmill, the second daughter, born 1634, m. 1665 the Rt. Rev. Ulysses De Burgh of Dromkeen, Co. Limerick, who was born in 1632, Rector of Grean and Kilteely 1672; Dean of Emly 1685, and died in 1692, shortly after being appointed Bishop of Ardagh on 11 September 1692, leaving, with other issue,
  17. Rickard De Burgh, the eldest son, Prebendary of Kilbragh; of Dromkeen, Pallas Green, co Limerick, b. 1666, m. 1689 Elizabeth Griffin, who died in 1716, leaving, with other issue,
  18. Dorothea De Burgh, the youngest daughter, who m. William Gabbett, J.P. of Caherline, Co. Limerick who was born in 1706 and died in 1769, and had, with other issue,
  19. Catherine Gabbett, the eldest daughter, who m. 1753 William Smithwick of Mt. Catherine, Co. Limerick, who died 1796, son of Peter Smithwick and N. Apjohn. Catherine was the mother of 4 sons and 2 daughters, including
  20. Robert Smithwick, Esq. b. May 1760, the third son, died 1803; of Kilduff Castle, Rathjordan, co Limerick; J.P. for Limerick and Tipperary; married twice. Of his first marriage (1788), with Rebecca White (dau. of Henry White and Elizabeth Maunsell of New Ross, Tipperary), was
  21. Margaret Smithwick married Thomas Smithwick-Manning of Ruan Lodge, Co. Tipperary, son of Robert and Martha Smithwick of Bansha, Tipperary, who died after 1835, leaving a daughter,
  22. Martha Rebecca Smithwick Manning, b. 1829, d. 1890, who married in 1849, Palliser Wayland who held 340 acres at Lickfinn, Ballingarry parish, Tipperary, in 1850, son of Palliser Wayland, a revenue officer, and Margaret Shaw. Martha was the mother of 6 sons and 4 daughters, among them,
  23. Catherine Jane Wayland, b. 1858 at Clonkelly, Ballintemple (Knockavilla), Tipperary, who emigrated to the United States about 1882 and there married John O’Shea, b. 1858 from the neighboring townland of Clonaspoe, Knockavilla, Tipperary, only son of Michael O’Shea (1821-1904) and Mary Godfrey of Kilmore. Catherine was the mother of two sons and four daughters.
  24. Michael Joseph O’Shea, the younger and only surviving son, b. 1889, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Sgt. 12th CAC, RI National Guard. Shipping clerk. Died 1971 in Woonsocket. By his wife, Mary Eunice Knight (dau. of Frederick Day Knight and Catherine McDowell), he left four sons and one daughter.
  25. Martin Edward O’Shea, the second son, b. 1915, Woonsocket. Machinist. Moved his family from Rhode Island to Manchaug, Worcester County, Massachuestts. He died in 1999 and is buried in Sutton, Massachusetts. By his wife, Irene Ann Hughes (dau. of Frederick William Hughes of Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York and Veronica Mary Kelly of Otterbury, Newfoundland), he left two sons and a daughter.
  26. Martin William O’Shea, the younger son, b. 1942. Electrical engineer, retired 2000. By his first wife, Crystal Alice Bilodeau (dau. of William Francis Joseph Bilodeau, Sgt. 178th Aero Squadron, US Army, and Irene Marie Gamache), he had two sons. He married secondly Susan, née Thayer.
  27. Patrick Michael O’Shea, the elder son, b. 1967. Doctor of Musical Arts (1995), composer and university educator.

Sources:

Generations 1-6: A, B

Generations 5-11: B

Generations 12-16: C

Generations 13-15: D

Generations 16-21: E

Generations 20-21: Dublin, Registry of Deeds 1835/3/29 Thos. S. Manning to SMITHWICK. His surname was actually SMITHWICK, but hyphenated with the name of his mother’s family (a common practice in Ireland in areas where a particular surname is concentrated). Erected a monument to his parents at Golden, Co. Tipperary:

Beneath are deposited the remains of Robert Smithwick Esq. of Ruan Lodge who died May 20th 1828 aged 66 yrs. Also his wife Martha who died May 20th 1822 aged 66 yrs. Erected to their memory by their son Thomas Smithwick Manning Esq.

Ruan Lodge is in the Parish of Bansha, Co. Tipperary.

Generation 22: Church of Ireland Marriage Record of Palliser Wayland and Martha Rebecca Smithwick-Manning, June 19, 1849, Ballintemple Parish, Tipperary.

Generation 23: Marriage Record of John O’Shea and Catherine Jane Wayland, St. Charles Church, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA, April 30, 1886. Death certificate of Catherine Jane O’Shea, née Wayland, May 17, 1932, City of Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

Generation 24: Birth certificate of Michael Joseph O’Shea, May 17, 1889, City of Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

Generation 25: Birth certificate of Martin Edward O’Shea, October 27, 1915, City of Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

Generation 26: Birth certificate of Martin William O’Shea, April 1, 1942, City of Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

Generation 27: Birth certificate of Patrick Michael O’Shea, February 15, 1967, City of Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.

A. http://www.balliol.ox.ac.uk/history/miscellany/founders1/index.asp

B. Ancestral Roots Of Certain American Colonists Who Came To America Before 1700: Lineages from Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and other Historical Individuals. Frederick Lewis Weis, Kaleen E. Beall, Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Beall (Editor) Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company; 8th edition (2004) ISBN: 0806317523, See Lines 95, 14.

C. National Library of Ireland, Genealogical Office Records:

Kingsmill family, Ms. 171. PP 181-184 pedigree of Kingsmill of Sidmanton and High Clere in Hampshire and Sandleford in Bucks., c 1500-1710.

Kingsmill family, Ms. 169. PP 378-91 pedigree of Brice afterwards Kingsmill of Kilroot and castle Chichester and Belfast all in Co Antrim c. 1610-1825.

Ms. 171. pp. 161&165--184 &192-3 pedigree of Brice of castle Chichester, Kilroot, Kilcoile, and Belfast all in County Antrim later Kingsmill and Bruce, 1613-1827.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~worths/brown/richardkingsmill.html

D. Burke’s Irish Family Records (1912 Edition), s.v. “Kingsmill.”

E. Burke’s Irish Family Records (1976 Edition).

 

- John Jones


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