Barry (No.1) family genealogy

Arms: Ar. three bars gemels gu.

FOTHACH CANAAN, the fifth son of Lughaidh Maccon, who is No. 59 on the "Line of Ithe," ante, was the ancestor of O'Baire; anglicised Barry, [1] Barie, Barrie, and normanized De Barrie, and Du Barri.

59. Lughaidh (or Luy) Maccon, the 113th Monarch of Ireland: son of MacNiadh.

60. Fothach Canaan: his son.

61. MacNiadh [nia]: his son.

62. Breasal: his son.

63. Eochaidh (or Eocha): his son.

64. Conor: his son.

65. Baire: his son.

66. Garran: his son.

67. Aodh (or Hugh) Beag: his son.

68. Echin: his son.

69. Eochaidh Aigneach: his son.

70. Baire ("baire": Irish, a hurling match): his son; a quo O'Baire.

William Fitzphilip Barry got a grant and confirmation from King John, dated 8th November, 1208, of the three cantreds of—1. Olthan, 2. Muscry, 3. Dunegan and Killedy; which Fitzstephen had given his father in the "kingdom of Cork."

1. William Fitzphilip Barry; whose parentage is not mentioned.

2. David: his son; the ancestor of Barry, of Barrymore; was Lord Justice of Ireland, A.D. 1267.

3. Robert: his son.

4. Philip: his son.

5. David (2): his son.

6. Davoc: his son.

7. William Maol: his son.

8. Lawrence: his son.

9. James: his son.

10. Richard: his son.

11. James (2): his son.

12. Richard (2): his son.

13. James (3): his son.

14. David Barry: his son; living A.D. 1170.


[1] Barry: Of this family was James Barry, the distinguished artist, who was born in Cork in October, 1741; and died in London on the 22nd February, 1806, aged 64; and was interred in St. Paul's, near to his friend Sir Joshua Reynolds.

Another of this family name was John Barry, Commodore, who was born near Tacumshin, co. Wexford, in 1745; he died in September, 1803, and was hurried in Philadelphia. He went to sea at the age of fourteen; and the colony of Pennsylvania became his adopted country. When only twenty five he had risen to be the commander of the Black Prince, one of the finest traders between Philadelphia and London. Early in the War of Independence, he was given a naval command by Congress, and was one of the first to fly the United States flag at sea. In 1777 he was publicy thanked by General Washington, for his valuable services. It is stated that Lord Howe vainly endeavoured to tempt him from his allegiance by the offer of the command of a British ship-of-the-line. In 1778 and 1779, he commanded the Relief, and was accorded the rank of Commodore. From the conclusion of the War until his death, he was constantly occupied in superintending the progress of the United States Navy; and has been called by some naval writers the father of the American Navy.