Quin family genealogy

Earls of Dunraven

Arms[1]: Quarterly, 1st and 4th, gu. a hand couped below the wrist grasping a sword ppr., on each side a serpent, tail nowed, the heads respecting each other or., in chief two crescents ar., for O'QUIN, of Munster; 2nd and 3rd, az. a chev. betw. three lions' heads erased or. with a mullet for diff., for WYNDHAM. Crests: 1st, QUINN: A wolf's head erased ar.; 2nd, WYNDHAM: A lion's head erased within a fetterlock and chain or. Supporters: Two ravens with wings elevated ppr. collared and chained or. Motto: Quae sursum volo videre.

ÆNEAS (or Aongus) Ceannathrach,[2] a younger brother of Blad who is No. 92 on the "O'Brien" (Kings of Thomond) pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Cuinn or Muintir Cuinn, of Munster; anglicised O'Quin, Quin, and Quain.

92. Æaeas Ceannathrach: a younger son of Cas, a quo Dal Cais, or Dalcassians.

93. Rethach: his son.

94. Seanach: his son.

95. Diomma: his son.

96. Dunsleibhe: his son.

97. Cuallta ("cuallta": Irish, a wolf): his son; a quo O'Cualltaigh, anglicised Kielty, Quilty, and Wolf.

98. Fermac ("fear": Irish, a man; "mac," bright, pure, clear): his son; a quo Cineal Fearmaic, of Thomond.

99. Fercinn ("cionn": Irish, head, cause, account): his son; a quo O'Fercinn, by some anglicised Perkin and Perkins.[3]

100. Flann Scrupuil: his son

101. Flancha: his son.

102. Dubhsalach: his son.

103. Donn: his son.

104. Donal: his son.

105. Deadha ("deadhachd:" Irish, godliness): his son; a quo O'Deadhaichd, anglicised O'Day, ODea,[4] Day, Dee, and Deedy.

106. Conn Mór ("conn": Irish, wisdom): his eldest son; a quo O'Cuinn or Muintir Cuinn. Had a younger brother Donoch, from whom descended the O'Dea (of Thomond) family; and another younger brother, Flaithertach, who was the ancestor of Roughan.

107. Niall: son of Conn Mór; had a younger brother named Donal.—See the Linea Antiqua. This Niall was slain, A.D. 1014, at the Battle of Clontarf, fighting on the side of the Irish Monarch Brian Boroimhe [boru], against the Danes.

108. Feadleachair: son of Niall.

In this generation the sirname was first assumed in this family.

109. Corc: his son.

110. Murrogh: his son.

111. Donogh: his son.

112. Giolla-Sionan: his son.

113. Donogh: his son.

114.Donal: his son.

115. Tomhas: his son.

116. Donal: his son.

117. Donal: his son.

118. Connor O'Quin: his son; who lived in the second quarter of the 14th century.

119. Donal: his son.

120. John: his son.

121. Donogh: his son. This Donogh had, besides his successor, another son John, who was Bishop of Limerick.

122. James, of Kilmallock: son of Donogh.

123. Donogh: his son; mar. Miss Nash, of Ballynacaharagh, by whom he had two sons, namely—1. Donogh Oge; 2. Andrew, mentioned incidentally in a letter from Lord Kerry to Col. David Crosbie, dated 3rd October, 1648.

124. Donogh Oge: son of Donogh; m. a Miss O'Riordan.

125. Teige: their son. Had a dau. Elenora, who was m. to Simon Haly, of Ballyhaly.

126. Valentine, of Adare: son of Teige; m. Mary, dau. of Henry Wyndham, of the Court, county Limerick; d. 1744.

127. Wyndham: son of Valentine; in 1748 m. Frances, dau. of Richard Dawson, of Dawson's Grove.

128. Valentine-Richard: their son; created "Earl of Dunraven and Mount Earl," on the 22nd January, 1822. He m., in 1777, Frances, dau. of Stephen, first Earl of Ilchester, by whom he left, at his decease in 1824, his successor, another son Richard-George, and a dau. Harriet, who m. Sir William Payne-Gallwey, Bart.

129. Windham-Henry Wyndham, the second Earl, who d. 1850: son of Valentine-Richard; m., on 27th Dec, 1810, Caroline, dau. and sole heiress of Thomas Wyndham, Esq., of Dunraven Castle, Glamorganshire, and had:

I. Edwin-Richard-Wyndham, of whom presently.

II. Windham-Henry-Wyndham (d. 1865), Captain Grenadier Guards; b. 1829; m., in 1856, Caroline, third dau. of Vice-Admiral Sir George Tyler, K.H. (she re-married in 1867 Col. N. O. S. Turner, R.A.), and left with other issue:

I. Windham-Henry-Quin; b. 1857.

I. Lady Anna-Maria-Charlotte (d. 1855), who m. in 1836, the Right Hon. William Monsell (now Lord Emly), of Tervoe, co. Limerick.

130. Edwin-Richard-Wyndham,[5] the third Earl (who d. Oct., 1871): son of Windham-Henry-Wyndham; b. 1812. Was twice married: first, to Augusta, third dau. of the late Thomas Goold, Esq., Master in Chancery; and secondly, to Anne, dau. of Henry Lambert, Esq., of Carnagh (who, as the Dowager Countess of Dunraven, m. secondly, on the 26th April, 1879, Hedworth Hylton Jolliffe, second Baron Hylton). The children of Edwin-Richard-Wyndham by the first marriage were:

I. Windham-Thomas-Wyndham, of whom presently.

I. Lady Caroline-Adelaide; b. 1838; d. 1853.

II. Lady Augusta-Emily; b. 1839.

III. Lady Mary-Frances; b, 1844; m. in 1868 Arthur Hugh Smith-Barry, Esq., of Marbury Hall, Cheshire, and of Fota Island, Cork (who was M.P. for Cork, 1867-1874.)

IV. Lady Edith.

V. Lady Emily-Anna.

131. Windham-Thomas-Wyndham Quin, of Adare [6] Manor, Adare, co. Limerick, and of Dunraven Castle, Bridgend, Glamorganshire, late 1st Life Guards: son of Edwin-Richard-Wyndham; living in 1887; b. 12th Feb., 1841; m., 29th April, 1869, Florence, second dau. of Lord and Lady Charles Lennox Kerr; succeeded his father, as the fourth Earl, on the 6th October, 1871. Issue:

I. Lady Florence Enid.

II. Lady Rachael-Charlotte.

III. Lady Aileen May.


[1] Arms: The arms of O'QUIN, of Munster, were: Gu. a hand couped below the wrist grasping a sword all ppr. betw. in chief two crescents ar., and in base as many serpents erect and respecting each other, tails nowed or. Crest: A boar's head erased and erect ar. langued gu.

[2] Ceannathrach: This is the epithet ("ceann": Irish, a head; "atrach," a boat) employed in some Irish MSS. in the case of this AEneas; while Ceannattin ("ceann": Irish, a head; "attin," furze) is the epithet in others.

[3] Perkins: According to MacFirbis, "Perkins" and "Perkinson" were in Gaelic rendered MacPiaruis, and sometimes MacPeadhair, which are by him classed among Saxon families (Sloinnte Saxonta) settled in Ireland.

[4] O'Dea: This family of "O'Dea," who are of the Cineal Fearmaic, of Thomond, and of the Dalcassian race, are a distinct family from O'Dea, of Slieveardagh, in the county Tipperary.

[5] Wyndham: Edwin-Richard-Wyndham Quin, third Earl of Dunraven, was a prominent archaeologist. At Eton he showed a strong taste for astronomy; and he afterwards spent three years at the Dublin Observatory under Sir William Hamilton. Natural Science occupied much of his attention; he was also deeply interested in the study of Irish antiquities, and was a prominent member of the Royal Irish Academy, the Celtic Society, and several Archaeological associations. His chosen friends were men such as Graves, Stokes, Petrie, Reeves, and Todd. He accompanied the Comte de Montalembert to Scotland, when engaged upon his Monks of the West, one volume of which is dedicated to Lord Dunraven: "Praenobili viro Edvino Wyndham Quin, Comiti de Dunraven." Attended by a photographer, he visited nearly every barony in Ireland, and nearly every island on its coast. He made his investigations with a view to the publication of an exhaustive work on the architectural remains of Ireland, profusely illustrated with photographs, his main object being to vindicate the artistic and intellectual capabilities of the ancient and mediaeval Irish. Having died before the completion of the work, the result of his labours has been given to the world, at the expense of his family—Notes on Irish Architecture, by Edwin, third Earl of Dunraven: Edited by Margaret Stokes. (London: 1875 and 1877): two superb volumes, with 125 illustrations, most of them large photographs. What may be called the spirit of ancient Irish architecture is brought out in this book in a style never previously attempted in pictorial representations.

[6] Adare:

Oh, sweet Adare! oh, lovely vale!

Oh, soft retreat of sylvan splendour!

Nor summer sun, nor morning gale,

E'er hailed a scene more softly tender.

How shall I tell the thousand charms

Within thy verdant bosom dwelling,

Where, lulled in Nature's fost'ring arms,

Soft peace abides and joy excelling.