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My family tree

I have been researching my family tree since 1984, though really this started in 1983 when I started researching the history of the Thomond motor car that my grandfather built.

I have a large amount of material still offline. Over the next few years I will transfer all this information onto this site. It may take me a further 10 years to put all my information online onto this website.

How to read my narrative family trees: The format I am using is a hypertext version of the Burke's Peerage narrative format. Basically, to move around the tree you click on the names in bold.

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I descend from the following families.

Ones that are only partially online are marked in green. The others are fully online.

  • Humphrys (or Humphreys) of Doonane, Co.Tipperary (and Glenstal, Co.Limerick)
  • Ryan (Ryan "Tim" or Ryan "Cadea") of Newross, Co.Tipperary

One gateway ancestor

My probable connection with the World family tree.
Blennerhassett Cashel, son of George Cashel, probable descendant of Edward III.

George Cashel is my gateway ancestor (my possible connection to the World family tree).

I descend through George Cashel from:

If Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert is the mother of George Cashel, then I descend from the following families:

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My possible Royal Descent

My relations

See also Our common relations.

My most recent non-Irish ancestors

I have no proven non-Irish ancestors.

If Letitia Blennerhassett of Tarbert is my ancestor, then my most recent non-Irish ancestors are:

Possibly my most recent English ancestral home: North Tidworth, Wiltshire.
This is where Capt. Thomas Goddard grew up.
His father Rev. Thomas Goddard was Rector of this church 1708 to 1731.
Capt. Thomas Goddard left England for Ireland in 1736.


"Stadfadsa feasta - is gar dom éag gan mhoill
ó treascradh dragain Leamhan, Léin is Laoi;
rachad 'na bhfasc le searc na laoch don chill,
na flatha fá raibh mo shean roimh éag do Chríost."

"I will stop now - my death is hurrying near
now that the warriors of the Laune, Lein and Lee are destroyed;
I will follow the beloved among heroes to the grave,
those princes under whom were my ancestors before the death of Christ."

- Deathbed poem (est c.1730) of Aodhagán Ó Rathaille, my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-granduncle.

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