HumphrysFamilyTree.com

The genealogy site of Mark Humphrys

Home      Blog      Surnames      Ancestors      Contact

Search:

148,000 page views per month

€2k competition      Random page

Donation Drive 2015: Please donate to support this site.
I have spent a great deal of time and money on this research. Research involves travel and many expenses.
Some research "things to do" are not done for years, because I do not have the money to do them.
Please Donate Here to support the ongoing research and to keep this website free.


Our common ancestors - Preston - Contents


Preston, Viscount Gormanston



The family took its name from Preston, Lancashire, where they were prosperous merchants:


Philip de Preston,
of Preston, Lancashire,
had issue:


Adam de Preston,
had issue:


Roger Preston,
or de Preston,
of Preston, Lancashire,
his brothers settled as merchants in Ireland, later he went too,
he first appears in Ireland in 1326,
judge in Ireland at least 1326 until retired 1344,
died probably 1346,
had issue:


Sir Robert Preston, 1st Baron Gormanston,
mar 1stly, 1353 (her age 13) to Margaret Bermingham [born 1340],
seat at Carbury Castle, County Kildare (inherited through his wife),
she died 19 July 1361, age 21 yrs,
bur in Monastery of Friars Preachers, Drogheda,
he was knighted 1361,
in 1363 he purchased the manor of Gormanston (or Gormanstown), Co.Meath,
built the first Gormanston Castle,
died 1396,
had issue by 1st wife:


Sir Christopher Preston, 2nd Baron Gormanston,
knighted 1397,
mar Elizabeth Loundres [dau of William Loundres, or de Londres, Lord of Naas, Co.Kildare, by his wife Alice Leynes],
accused of treason and imprisoned in 1418-19, but soon released,
died 1422,
had issue:


Christopher Preston, 3rd Baron Gormanston,
mar Jane Dartas,
died 1450,
had issue:


  1. Robert Preston, 1st Viscount Gormanston, 4th Baron Gormanston.





The "Cadaver Stone" in the Preston chapel at Stamullen, Co.Meath.
Dates from c.1450. May depict a Preston lady. May depict Jane Dartas.
See full size.


  

Dominican Friary, Drogheda

The Dominican Friary (the "Monastery of Friars Preachers") at Drogheda, Co.Louth, was founded about 1224.
Margaret Bermingham, wife of Sir Robert Preston, 1st Baron Gormanston, was buried here in 1361.
The 14th century Magdalene Tower (also here) is the surviving belfry tower of the once extensive Dominican Friary.
  

The Magdalene Tower, and other ruins (now gone) of the Dominican Friary, Drogheda.
From 1887 to 1913 map.



The Magdalene Tower, Drogheda.
Photo 2008. From here.
See street view from the S and from the N.







Feedback form

Long version of this form.

Email me.

 
Upload additions and corrections to this site:
Upload a file (e.g. a picture):
Your email address:
Enter this password:

Help      Conventions      Abbreviations      Privacy policy      Adoption policy      Image re-use      Donate

Bookmark and Share