SANKEY OF COOLMORE.
The late MATTHEW VILLIERS ELRINGTON SANKEY, of Coolmore, co. Tipperary, late Lieut. 5th Dragoon Guards, and Lieut. P.W.O. Regt., b. 1 April, 1846; s. his father 1881, and d. unm. 26 Oct. 1907.
HIEROM SANKEY, aged 25 in 1646 (son of Richard Sankey, of Endsworth, Salop, by Anne his wife dau. of Hilary Smolt, of Burford Castle, Dorset, and grandson of Peter Sankey, of Cotton, Salop, who was younger son of Thomas Sankey, of Sankey, co. Lancaster temp. Queen ELIZABETH), was Major Commanding the Regt. of Horse of Chester, afterwards Col. of Horse and Comm. of a brigade in Ireland. He became M.P. successively for cos. Cork, Waterford and Tipperary, and also for the borough of Woodstock. He d.s.p. and intestate. Administration was granted 4 Feb. 1687, to his nephew, RICHARD SANKEY, Col. in the Army of WILLIAM III (son of Robert Sankey, of Hodnet, Salop), m. Mary, dau. of William Taylor, of Ballynort, co. Limerick, and dying 1693, left a son,
JACOB SANKEY, of St. Johnstown, co. Tipperary, m. Abigail dau. of Matthew Jacob, M.P., of Johnstown, and was father of
MATTHEW SANKEY, of Coolmore, m. Elizabeth, dau. and co-heir of George Villiers, of Waterford, and had issue,
1. JACOB, his heir.
3. Richard, of St. Kitt's, Member of Assembly.
5. William, M.P., of Harcourt Street, Dublin, m. Mary, dau. of Stephen Mills, banker of Cork, and had issue,
I. Matthew of Bawnmore, co. Cork, and Modeshill, co. Tipperary, J.P., Barrister-at-Law, m. 1819, Eleanor, dau. of Col. Henry O'Hara, of O'Harabrook, co. Antrim, nephew of Viscount Duncan, of Camperdown, and by her (who d. 1 Dec. 1882) had issue,
(1) William, C.B., of Bawnmore, co. Cork, and Modeshill, co. Tipperary, General, late Lieut.-Col. 62nd Regt., b. 15 July, 1822 ; m. 9 Dec. 1852, Hannah Maria, 3rd dau. of John Roe, D.L., of Rockwell, and d. 1892, leaving issue,
i. Matthew Henry Phineas Riall, of Bawnmore, co. Cork, Capt. late R.E., b. 9 Nov. 1853 ; m. 5 July, 1876, Elizabeth, dau. of Major-Gen. Pym, and has issue,
a. Crofton Edward Pym, Capt. R.E., b. 17 May 1877; m. 1st, 14 Jan. 1902, Catherine Evelyn, eldest dau. of Cecil Coward, of Kensington ; m. 2ndly, 2 Dec. 1908, Gertrude Marion, dau. of G. A. Keefer, of British Columbia. b. Geoffrey Hierom Pym, b, 22 April, 1891; d. 7 April, 1892.
a. Celia Katherine Pym, b. 6 Nov. 1880.
6. Margaret Elizabeth Pym, b. 22 May, 1883; m. 2 April, 1910, William Johnstone Marshall, 3rd son of the late Dr. Marshall, of Greenock. c. Joyce Ethel Pym, b. 22 May, 1887.
2. Alfred Robert Mandeville, Lieut.-Col. R.E., b. 19 Dec 1857.
3. Cyril Charles, Major R.A., b. 1 Aug. 1861: m. and has issue, a son, b. 29 Jan. 1900.
1. Agnes Elizabeth, b. 9 April, 1859 ; m. 16 Jan. 1912, George Cecil Croxon Crampton, of St. Valeric, co. Wicklow.
(2) Matthew Henry, of Lurganbrae, Fermanagh, J.P., b. 8 Dec. 1823 : m. 1st, 24 Sept. 1850, Mary Charlotte, only dan. of Rev. William Lennard Roper, of Monaghan, and granddau. of the Hon. and Very Rev. Henry Roper, Dean of Clnnmacnoise, and by her (who d. 7 Oct. 1851) had a son,
1. WILLIAM ROPER, b. 8 July, 1851, dec.
Mr. Sankey m. 2ndly, 1 Feb. 1853, Mehitabel, youngest dau. ol John Roe, D.L., of Rockwell, co. Tipperary, and d. 18 Feb. 1876, having had issue,
2. Matthew Villiers, b. 3 Oct. 1853.
3..Hierom Richard John, b. 2 Dec. 1854.
4. Henry, 6. 14 Oct. 1856.
5. Edward Morgan Crofton 6. 17 April, 1859.
6. Charles Arthur (my paternal grandfather).
7. Gerald Lewis.
1. Emily May Elizabeth.
2. Ethel Eleanor.
(3) Morgan Crofton, Major Bengal Artillery, b. 3 Nov. 1827 ; d, 19 March, 1868.
(4) Richard Hierom (Sir), K.C.B., Lieut-Gen R.E., Chairman of Board of Works, Ireland, 1884-96 ; b. 22 March,1829 ; and attained the rank of Lieut.Gen (retired) 1884; served in Indian Mutiny campaign (medal with clasps and recornmended for V.C.) ; m. 1st, 1858, Sophia Mary, dau. of William Henry Benson, Bengal Civil Service, and by her (who d. 26 Oct. 1882) had surviving issue, two daus. He m. 2ndly, 1890, Henrietta (5, West Halkin Street, S.W.), dau. of the late Pierse Creagh, of O'Brien's Castle, co. Clare, and widow of E. Browne, of Cooloe, co. Galway. He d. 10 Nov. 1908.
(i) Eleanor, m. Sackville Deane Hamilton, of Beechmount, co. Cork, and d. 1870. He d. 30 July, 1878.
(2) Marianne, m. May, 1844, John M. Abbott, and has issue.
(3) Eliza Villiers.
(4) Grace Jane, m. Capt. Benson, Madras Army, and d. 16 Aug. 1873, having had issue.
2. William Villiers, M.A., m. Sophia, dau. of Robert Mulock, Comptroller-General of the Stamp Office, and had issue,
(1) William Henry Villiers, d. 12 Aug. 1879.
(2) Robert Stephen Villiers.
(1) Anna Sophia, d. unm. 20 Nov. 1902.
(2) Maria Sarah, d. unm. 16 Jan. 1897.
1. Hannah Elizabeth, m. John Roe, of Rockwell.
The eldest son and heir, JACOB SANKEY, of Coolmore (whose will, dated 1783, was proved 1784), m. 29 Jan. 1768, Mary Elizabeth Caldwell, of Dublin, sister of Admiral Sir Benjamin Caldwell, and had issue,
1. MATTHEW VILLIERS, his heir.
4. Andrew Hierom, Capt. 57th Foot, killed in Spain, 1814,
5. Benjamin, d.s.p.
2. Eliza, m. Benjamin Benyon, M.P. for Stafford.
The eldest son, MATTHEW VILLIERS SANKEY, of Coolmore, m. Sept. 1792, Mary Amelia, sister of Major Elrington, Major of the Tower of London, and by her (who d. 1836) had issue,
1. Matthew Villiers, of Coolmore, m. Anne, dau. of Samuel Perry, of Woodroffe, Co. Tipperary, but d.s.p. 1837.
2. John Henry, H.E.I.C.S., d. unm.
3. JACOB, of Coolmore.
1. Mary Elizabeth Anne, m. Edward Galwey, son of Ven. William Galwey, Archdeacon of Cashel.
2. Ellenore Jane.
3. Catherine, m. 12 May 1820 Rev. James Morton. She died 24 Sept. 1841 leaving issue (see Sankey-Morton of Little Island).
Mr. Sankey d. 1815, and was succeeded by his son, JACOB HIEROM SANKEY, of Coolmore, Tipperary, J.P., Capt. R.N., b. 23 July, 1807; m. 8 Feb. 1844, Melita Anne, only dau. of Capt. Gawen William Rowan Hamilton, R.N., C.B., of Killyleigh Castle, co. Down (see that family), and by her (who d. 13 July, 1901) had issue,
1. MATTHEW VILLIERS ELRINGTON, of Coolmore.
1. Catherine Amelia, m. July, 1865, David Hart, 2nd son of David Hart, of The Park, Leytonstone, Essex.
2. Mary Elizabeth, m. 12 June, 1867, J. Barnett Barker, late Capt. 75th Regt.
3. Evelyn Grace, m. Rev. William Smyly, M.A. (see SMYLY of Camus).
Capt. J. H. Sankey d. 1881.
Arms - Arg., on a bend sa. three salmon of the field.
Crest - A cubit arm vested sa., cuffed arg., holding a salmon ppr.
Motto - Sancta clavis coeli fides.
from a photocopy of Burke's Irish Landed Gentry ca. 1964
Sankey of Ottawa