The Irish Bomfords

Preston entry in Burke 1912

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TON, of Swainston, co.

Meath, J.P. co. Dur-

ham, B.A. Trin. Coll.

Dublin, Major late 33rd

Regt., b. 31 July, 1841 ;

m. 29 Nov. 1877, Ger-

trude Mary, dau. of

Richard Knight, of

Bobbing Court, Kent,

and has issue,


1. Arthur John Dillon,

Lieut. Royal Dublin Fus.,

b. 1885.


1. Gertrude Mary.


2. Dorothy Beresford.


3. Edith Florence.




of Dublin, and of Ardsallagh,

co. Meath, M.P. for Navan

1 661-66, had a grant of Arms

17 CHARLES II, son of Hugh

Preston, of Bolton, Lancashire ;

m. ist, Mary, dau. of John

Morris, of Bolton, and by her had issue,


1. Phineas, of Ardsallagh, d. 1673 *">. Elizabeth, dau. of

Robert Hamond, of Chertsey, and by her, who m. 2ndly

Edward Ford, had an only son,


John, of Ardsallagh, b. 1672, will dated 17 April, 1702, proved

28 April, 1703, m. Hon. Mary Stewart, dau. of William ist

Viscount Mountjoy, and by her, who m. 2ndly George 3rd,

Earl of Granard, left issue,


Phineas, of Ardsallagh, d.s.p.


Mary, m. by licence, 31 May, 1710, Peter Ludlow, M.P., and

from her descended the extinct Earls of Ludlow (see BURKE'S

Extinct Peerage).


2. Samuel, of Emo, Queen's Co., High Sheriff 1676, m. Mary,

dau. of Theophilus Sandford, of Moyglare, co. Meath, and d.

1692, leaving two daus.,


1. Anne, m. Ephraim Dawson, of Dawson's Grove, and from

her descended the Earb of Portarlington (see BURKE'S Peerage).


2. Mary.


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.Mary, m. 1st, Sept. 1661, Rev. Edward Baynes, of Dubliu,

id 2nu.y, Nehemiah Donellan. She d. 26 Sept. 1684.


He , 2 ndly, lie. 31 Dec. 1660, Katherine, dau. of John Ashburn-

i, and widow of Sir John Sherlock, Knt., but by her had no

e. He m. srdly, lie. 12 June, 1676, Anne, dau. of Alderman

hard Tisrhe, of Dublin, and widow of Theophilus Sandford, and

by her had two sons.


3. John, of Balsoon, M.P. for Meath, b. 23 April, 1677 ; m. ist,

I- licence, 10 Feb. 1698, Lydia, dau. of Joseph Pratt, of Cabra, co.

C avan. She d. 5 Feb. 1714. He m. 2ndly, 25 Oct. 1720, Henrietta,

dau. of Sir Thomas Taylor, ist bart. She d. 15 Jan. 1729. He

d. 23 Sept. 1732, and by his first wife was ancestor of the Baron

Tara (see BURKE'S Extinct Peerage) and the PRESTONS of Bellinter,

now extinct.


4. NATHANIEL, of whom presently.


He d. at Ardsallagh, 13 July, 1686. His youngest son,


NATHANIEL PRESTON, of Swainstown, co. Meath, M.P. for Navan

1713-60, b. circa 1678 ; m. ist, by licence, 31 Dec. 1718, Anne, dau.

of Dawson. He m. 2ndly, 2 July, 1739, Alice, dau. of Lam-

bert, and d. 1760 (will dated 13 June, 1760, proved 3 Dec. 1760). By

his first wife he had issue,


1. Joshua, bapt. 17 June, 1722, Major in the Army, d. v. m.

8 March, 175-j-


2. NATHANIEL, of whom presently.


3. John, bapt. 14 Sept, 1727 ; d. unm.


4. Henry, bapt. n Feb. 1728-9 ; d. unm.


5. Arthur, Major gth Lancers, m. 16 Nov. 1758, Anne, dau. of

Edward Noy, of Newbrook, co. Dublin, and d.s.p. 1788. His will,

dated 12 May, 1770, was proved 17 Nov. 1788.


1. Anne, bapt. 15 Jan. 1720-1 ; m. 20 Oct. 1738, Joseph, ist Eavl


of Milltown, and d. 17 Jan. 1766, leaving a dau.


The 2nd son,


REV. NATHANIEL PRESTON, of Swainstown, bapt. ci Jan. 1723-4 ;

M.A. Dublin, 1744 ; m. ist, by licence, 22 May, 1751, Alice, dau.

of Sir John Dillon, of Lismullen, and by her had issue,


1. NATHANIEL, his heir.


2. Arthur John (Very Rev.), D.D., Dean of Limerick, b. 1760 ;

m. ist (mar. lie. dated 24 May, 1794) Araminta Anne, dau. of

William, ist Baron Decies, Archbishop of Tuam. She d. 26 Sept.

1816, leaving issue,


i. Arthur John (Rev.), Canon of Kildare, Prebendary of Tulla-

more, and Rector of Kilmeague, co. Kildare, b. 15 Oct. 1806 :

m. 18 June, 1837, Harriet Hickman, dau. of James FitzGerald

Massy, of Stoneviile, co. Limerick, and d. n April, 1875,

leaving issue,


(1) ARTHUR JOHN, now of Swainston.


(2) William Massy, late of Llciniog Castle, Beaumari*, and

Llanlliana, Cemaes, Anglesey, C.C. Anglesey, J.P. co. Cork,


1. Elizabeth Anne, m. Rev. St. George Caulfeild Irvine, Rector

of Kilmessan (see IRVINE of Castle Irvine), and left one dau.,


Georgina Elizabeth (19, Lansdowne Road, Lee, Blackheath,

S.E.), m. ist, Hull Browning Reid, and by him had issue one

son. She m. 2ndly, 1863, Lieut.-Col. George William McNalty,

C.B., late R.A.M.C., and by him has issue three sons and two



2. Emily, m. H. D. Mills.


3. Alice, m. Col. Walsh.


4. Georgiana, m. R. D. Massey.

The son and heir,


NATHANIEL PRESTON, of Swainston, b. 1813 ; m. 1839, Margaret,

2nd dau. of Samuel Pratt Winter, of Oakley, King's Co., and dying

1853, left issue,


1. NATHANIEL FRANCIS, late of Swainston.


2. Frances Elizabeth, m. 1867, Charles Yescombe, 3rd son of the

Rev. Morris B. Yescombe, of Truro, Cornwall, and has two daus.


The only son, +


NATHANIEL FRANCIS PRESTON, of Swainston, co. Meath, J.P.,

B.A., Camb., b. 1843 ; m. 25 July, 1865, Augusta Florence (who

d. i Dec. 1911) dau. of Lieut.-Col. John Caulfeild, of Bloomfield,

co. Westmeath. He d.s.p. 28 June, 1903.


Arms Ermines, on a chief arg., three crescents igu. Cre$t A

crescent or, between two wings erected az. Motto Virtus sui

ipsius praemium.


Seat Swainston, near Navan.