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Preston, Viscount Gormanston



Gormanston in [Taylor and Skinner, 1777].



Jenico Preston, 3rd Viscount Gormanston, born 1502,
succ 1532,
mar 1stly to Catherine Fitzgerald [descendant of Edward I and of Aoife Mac Murrough],
died 1560 [Complete Peerage], age 58 yrs,
had issue by 1st wife:


  1. Christopher Preston, 4th Viscount Gormanston, born 1537,
    succ 1560,
    mar 1stly, pre-c.1560, to Catherine Fitzwilliam,
    [Complete Peerage] says no issue by her, but this must be wrong, 2nd wife unlikely to have children born about 25 years apart, also it would mean Jane Preston marries her uncle rather than her 2nd cousin,
    had issue by 1st wife:

    1. Jane Preston, born est c.1560,
      mar pre-1581 to Sir Richard Fitzwilliam, Kt and had issue.

    2. Eleanor Preston, mar 1605 to Thomas Luttrell, MP and had issue.

    mar 2ndly, pre-1584, to Catherine Fitzwilliam [1st cousin once-removed of his 1st wife],
    appeared at the general hosting at Tara, 24 Sept 1593,
    died 24th Jan 1599.
    Catherine bur 10th Feb 1602,
    had issue by 2nd wife:

    1. Jenico Preston, 5th Viscount Gormanston, born 1585.

    2. Thomas Preston, 1st Viscount Tara (see here), born 1585,
      Confederate leader in Irish Confederate Wars 1641 to 1653.


  2. Mary Preston, mar Michael Fitzwilliam and had issue.





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