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Wenford Cavanagh (1675 - 1752)

Wenford (Wentworth) Cavanagh aka Cavenagh, Kavanagh
Born in Athy, County Kildare, Irelandmap
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WENTWORTH KAVANAGH or CAVENAGH, gentleman, of Ballynamona, Co Kildare. Baptized at Athy 22 August 1675, married about 1700 and died in November 1752. He is buried in the family vault Duisk Abbey, Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny.[1]

Inscription[2] on the tombstone of the family vault at the Abbey Graiguenamangh Co Kilkenny. The stone was in the pathway leading to the north transept door and was moved 3 feet nearer to the church in 1906.

Underneath are interred the bodies of Wentworth Cavanagh of Ballynomona in the County of Kildare, who died November 1752, James Cavanagh of Graig, who departed this life May 4th, 1769, also the bodies of Elizabeth Lindsay (said James’ first wife) who died April 7th, 1734, Anne Lane, his second wife who died 9th June 1742, and of Elizabeth Archdeacon his third wife, who died 18th March 1787. Underneath are likewise interred several of his children by Elizabeth his third wife, viz Mary, wife of Robert Carpenter of Ross who died April 16th 1787, of Arthur Cavanagh who died the 19th December 1797, and of Wentworth Cavanagh of Ross, who died the 20th August 1793 : also Harriet wife of said Wentworth Cavanagh who died in June 1786.


  1. Cavenagh, W O [Wentworth Odiarne]. Cavenagh Manuscript. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1949. (Family History Library microfilm 100178.) Also available through
  2. Transcribed by WO Cavenagh 1891

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