Who is the husband of Anatasia D'Dary

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There are lots of merging problems here.  Several different sources list different husbands for Anastasia [D'Arcy-813}, including both William and Denis. The father of Denis in a number of sources as William and some as James.  The Right Honorable Denis Daly (1643-1721), Irish Judge,is the son of James O'Daly (see thepeerage.com) and another James Daly fathers a different Denis Daly (see the peerage.com).  Burke's A Genealogical and Heraldic History of Colonial Gentry, p.492, lists William and Anastasia as Denis's parents.  Obviously, we need some data doctors to straighten all this out so that right merges can take place and right partners and children coupled together.
WikiTree profile: Anastasia Daly
asked in Genealogy Help by David Hughey G2G6 Pilot (284k points)
retagged by John Atkinson

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We probably also need some better sources - the early Burke's publications are notorious for not actually checking any details, just publishing whatever they found or were told and thepeerage.com mostly uses Burke's publications as its main source.

The Wikipedia article (again not always the best source) for Denis Daly (judge) names James Daly and Anastase Darcy as his parents.

answered by John Atkinson G2G6 Pilot (317k points)
Yes, not always the best source.  I clicked on the link to Anastasia's uncle Patrick Darcy, and read how the Partraige "may have been a remnant of a pre-Celtic people".

Time to get some more spare monitors in stock.
Wikipedia is an editable wiki too! That sentence is now gone from Patrick D'Arcy's article...
The dates on wikipedia don't match the dates for Denis Daly's profile on wikitree.  Judge Denis Daley (1638-1721).  Denis Daly on wikitree are 1675-1759.  Some muck up here?
No the other problem is that there are at least two different lines of Daly's the Daly of Radford, and the Daly of Dunsandle (later Barons of Dunsandle)

They are related and hence you have the first name Denis/Dennis used in both.

It will take more research but it is possible the two profiles for Anastasia Darcy are two different women, married into two different branches of the Daly family.
The version in the "sources" pans out like this

* James "Riveagh" Darcy, d 1603, President or Vice-President of Connaught, married twice
** son of James Darcy
*** Anastasia Darcy, m James Daly of Carrownakelly
**** Denis Daly, judge, 1638-1721, ancestor of the barons of Dunsandle
**** James Daly of Raford, younger brother of the judge
***** Denis Daly of Raford, m his half 3rd cousin Anastasia Darcy
** Patrick Darcy, of Kiltullagh, youngest son of James (by 2nd wife), 1598-1668, lawyer
*** James Darcy, 1633-1692
**** Hyacinth Darcy, d 1743
***** Anastasia Darcy, m her half 3rd cousin Denis Daly of Raford

So the two Denis Dalys are uncle and nephew and the two Anastasias are half 1st cousins 2x removed.  Nothing obviously wrong.  But who's William?

(There was at least one more Anastasia Darcy, maybe several).

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