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Historical and genealogical records of the Devenish families

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Historical and genealogical records of the Devenish families

of England and Ireland

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Table of Contents

A. Sources of Information
1. Heralds' Reports
a. Sir Arthur Vicars; b. Assheton Burke; c-d. G. D. Burtchaell; e. Major Sir Nevile Rodwell Wilkinson; f. Thomas U. Sadleir.
2. Family Records
a. Pedigree constructed by George Devenish, 1777;
b. Family letters and papers; c. Henry Weston Devenish, Archives of the Devenish Family.
3. Special Reports
a. E. St. John Brooks; b. Miss P. Beryl Eustace; c. Liam Price; d. R. A. Walker; e. Henry A. Vernon; f. Henry A. Upton; g. Walter A. Jones.
4. Printed Materials
a. Research by Robert J. Devenish
b. Research by C. H. McLaughlin
(1) Publications of English and Irish Record Commissions and Public Record Offices
(2) Publications and proceedings of antiquarian, archaeological, record, and learned societies
(3) Cartularies of religious houses
(4) Miscellaneous records
5. Miscellaneous Sources
B. Method of Presentation
Recording and numbering of names; genealogical charts; citation of sources; abbreviations; arrangement of material
Chapter I. Derivation of the Name "Devenish"
A. Theories as to the Etymology of the Name
1. Derivation from Dewan-isques, Assumed Name of a Sutton family
2. Derivation from De Venice
3. Toponymic Origin
B. Changes in the Form of the Name
Chapter II. Devenish in Medieval England (to ca. 1500)
A. Devenish in Devonshire
B. Devenish in Oxfordshire
C. Devenish in Cambridgeshire
D. Devenish in Gloucestershire
1. Gloucester and Environs
2. Bristol and Environs
E. Devenish in Somerset
F. Devenish in Winchester and Southampton
Early records; John le Devenissh,founder of the Hospital of St. John the Baptist; Nicholas le Devenyssh; John le Devenish, abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury; other children of John le Devenissh; Thomas le Devenish; his children, 75; later Winchester Devenishes
G. Devenish in Wiltshire
H. Devenish in London
I. Miscellaneous Devenish Records
J. Conclusion
'Chapter III. Devenish in Medieval Ireland (to ca. 1500)
A. Irish Public Records
B. Devenish in County Dublin
1. Earliest Devenishes in the City of Dublin
2. William le Deveneys, of Dublin and Thorncastle
3. Devenishes in Areas near Dublin
4. Later Devenishes in the City and County of Dublin
C. Devenishes in Estates of William le Mareschal's Successors (Kilkenny, Kildare)
D. Devenishes in Ormond Estates (Kilkenny, Tipperary, Kildare, Carlow)
1. Feudal Domain of the Butler Family
2. Devenish in Kilkenny
3. Devenish in Tipperary
4. Other Counties
E. Devenish in County Limerick
F. Devenish in County Waterford
G. Devenish in County Cork
H. Devenish in Counties Meath, Louth, and Down
I. Conclusion
Chapter IV. Devenish in Sussex
A. John Devenyssh, Esq., Founder of the Family
B. Children of John Devenyssh, Esq
C. Children of Sir John Devenyssh, Knt.
The Manor House of Horselunges
D. Children of Richard Devenyssh, Esq., of Hellingly
E. Children of Thomas Devenyshe, Esq., of Westhampnett
F. Children of William Devenyshe, Esq., of Hellingly and Westhampnett
G. Sussex Miscellany
Chapter V. Devenish in Dorset
A. Devenish of Lillington and Gillingham
Henry Devenish of Lillington (1); Francis Devenish of Lillington (1-1); his children; children of Francis Devenish of Gillingham (1-1-1); Anne Devenish Rowe Deanes; Miscellany of Devenishes of Northwest Dorset
B. Devenish of Sydling
Henry Devenish of Upsydling, and the early generations
1. Descendants of Robert Devenish, of London and Grimstone
2. Descendants of Henry Devenish of Upsydling
[Children and grandchildren; children of Matthew Devenish III; of Matthew Devenish IV; miscellany of early Sydling Devenishes]
a. Descendants of Matthew Devenish V (A-A) and Elizabeth Aldridge
Matthew Devenish VI (A-A-1); his children; children of James Aldridge Devenish (A-A-3); children of James Aldridge Devenish (A-A-3-1); children of John Hoppus Devenish (A-A-3-7)
b. Descendants of Henry Devenish (A-B) and Martha Schollar
William Devenish of Orchardleigh Park, Somerset (A-B-1), and his children; descendants of Henry Devenish of Whitchurch, Hampshire (A-B-1-3); descendants of the Reverend Charles Weston Devenish, of Publow, Somerset (A-B-1-7)
c. Descendants of the Reverend Samuel Devenish of Sydling (A-C) and Mary Whitty
Matthew Henry Devenish (A-C-1); his descendants
d. Descendants of James Devenish (A-D) and Sarah Pratt
Other Sydling Devenishes
Miscellany of Devenishes in Other Towns of the Sydling Area
C. Devenish Families in Towns of the Frome River Valley
1. Devenish of Bradford Peverell and Dorchester
[Early records; Thomas Devenish, of Dorchester and Winchester House, Southwark; Dorchester descendants of Robert Devenish, of Bradford Peverell; Dorchester miscellany]
2. Devenish of Charminster
3. Miscellany
D. Other Dorsetshire Devenishes
1. West Dorset Devenishes
2. Central and Southeast Dorset Devenishes
Chapter VI. Miscellany of English Devenishes (since ca. 1500)
A. London
B. Essex
C. Hampshire
D. Hertfordshire
E. Kent
F. Oxford
G. Somerset
H. Suffolk
J. Wiltshire
K. No Location Given
Chapter VII. Devenish in Modern Ireland (since ca. 1500)
Connections between England and Ireland
A. Devenish in Dublin
1. The Two Edmunds
Edmund Devenish the elder, of Thomas Street; his children; Edmund Devenish the younger; origin of arms confirmed to him
2. Christopher Devenish
3. George Devenish, of Dublin and Athlone
[Family and activities; political difficulties; argument for the identity of George of Dublin with George of Athlone]
4. James Devenish of Dublin and Athlone
5. Later Dublin Devenishes
B. Devenish in Roscommon
Early generations:
George Devenish (1); William Devenish (1-5); Christopher Devenish (1-5-7); William Devenish (1-5-7-1); his children; children of William Devenish (A); Olivia Mariamne Devenish (Fancourt) Raffles; children of George Devenish (A-1) and Sarah Hemsworth
Descendants of William Devenish (A-i-1) and Hannah Lloyd
Children of John Devenish (A-i-1-1) and Susan Emma Fox; children of the Very Reverend Robert Jones Sylvester Devenish (A-1-1-1-7) and Rosamond Kate Price
Descendants of Robert Devenish (A-1-7) and Theodosia Mahon
[Children of George Devenish (A-1-7-1) and Mary Percy Jones; children of John Devenish (A-1-7-3) and Elizabeth Frances Jones; children of Robert Jones Devenish (A-1-7-1-1) and Letitia Frances Jones; children of Robert Devenish (A-1-7-3-1) and Kathleen Maria Russell]
C. Devenish in Westmeath
Origin of the family. Early Westmeath Devenishes: George and Sylvester; Thomas; Lt. Genl. John James Devenish D'Athlone; Colonel Devenish; Major Edward Devenish; Benjamin; Major Devenish; Christopher and John of Collierstown. John Devenish of Portlick Castle; his descendants (Devenish-Meares family): William (1-5); John (1-5-1); children of John; children of Joseph Leycester
D. Miscellany of Irish Devenishes
Chapter VIII. Devenish in the Americas
A. United States of America
1. Massachusetts
2. New Jersey
3. Maryland and Indiana
Early Maryland Devenishes. Indiana Devenishes: founders of the family; descendants of James Devenish (1-1) and Mary Guest; descendants of Solomon Devenish (1-3) and Elizabeth Ferguson
4. Utah
5. Miscellany
B. Dominion of Canada
C. Trinidad, B.W.I
Chapter IX. Devenish in Australasia
A. Australia
1. Victoria and Tasmania
2. New South Wales
3. Queensland
4. South Australia
5. Western Australia
B. New Zealand
Chapter X. Devenish in South Africa
Lieutenant John Devenish, of Westmeath and South Africa; literary references to his family; descendants of his sons, as follows: of John Donald Devenish of Frazerburg; of James Gouldsbury Devenish of Riverdale; of George Devenish of Beaufort; of Charles Devenish of Salt River; of Anthony Lennox Devenish of Victoria West. Other South African Devenishes
Bibliography of Works Cited in the Text


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