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By: Ronald F. Eustice

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Members of the Eustace Family listed on an Inquisition Jury in 1537

An Inquisition was held in Dublin in the year 1537, to ascertain what the heirs-general of the Earl of Ormonde held of the King in the Kildare Manors of Castelwarnyng (Castlewarden), Owghterad, and Clinton’s Court. The twelve jurors belonged to the County Kildare and out of that number just over half of them were Eustaces. Their names are given thus:

1.       William Eustace, of Moone, Gent.

2.       Maurice Eustace, of Castlemartin Gent.

3.       John Eustace, of Newlande, Gent.

4.       Roland Eustace of Molaghcashe, Gent.

5.       Richard Eustace, of Cradockstown, Gent.

6.       Richard Eustace, of Kerdeston, Gent.

7.       Richard Wogan, of Rathcoffee Gent.

8.       James ffitzGerald, of Ballysonan, Gent.

9.       Gerald ffitzGerald, of Clane, Gent.

10.     Edmund Eustace, of Miloteston,Gent.

11.     James fitzMoryshe, of Blackhall, Gent.

12.     Patrick Whit, of Miloteston, Gent.

[Dublin Exchequer Inquisition, No. 80 of Henry VIII., Dublin, August, Henry VIII., 29th Year

W. FITZGerald.

 

Members of Eustace Family Listed in Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns (1560-1603)

1.        Richard Eustace, gentleman of Kilcollen (Kilcullen), pardon 17 August 1559; Eliz. 122 (21).

2.   Christopher Eustace, attainted; (Executed in 1537), lands of Scaternaghe, Daveston, Maceton, and Hogenston; granted to Henry Draycot, of Marineston; 16 October 1559. Also customs of tenants on the lands of Muche Riverston, Little Riverston, and Kenoche, County Meath, granted to John Payne, gent; 9 November, 1559. Also lands of Simondstown and Corbettestown, County Meath granted to Henry Radclyf, (Radcliffe), knight; 26 January, 1561. Also lease of lands at Hallonston and Arronan, County Meath, possessions of Christopher Eustace, attainted, to Francis Barneye, gent; dated 27 Janaury, 1561 Eliz.180 (260) 1561.

3.   Roland Eustace (sometimes Ewstace), Viscount Baltinglass, Commission granted (with others) to take the muster and array of County Dublin, and its crosses and marches, to call before them all subjects of each barony, and assess them in warlike furniture of weapons, arms, horses, horsemen, and footmen, according to the quantity of their lands and chattels, as instructions of the lord lieutenant, and the customs of the realm require; Eliz.260 (6477) 1560. Also lease dated 14 June, 1560, granted at Westminster of the site of the late house of friars called New Abbey, County Kildare, the lands of Fraynestown, County Dublin, and the lands and tithes of Kilmagobboke; sealed 27 January 1561. Also commission dated 28 June 1563, with others including John Eustace of Castlemartin, to be justices, commissioners, and keepers of the peace, in the city and county of Dublin, during absence of lord lieutenant against John O’Neil in the north (without permission to name a general of forces in the field) Eliz.542 (6452) 1563; Commission (with others including John Eustace of Castlemartin and the sheriff for the time being) to execute martial law throughout the realm; 7 December, 1563 (Eliz.580 (6439). Also commission to execute martial law with others including John Eustace of Castlemartin, in County Dublin; Eliz.682 (6437) 1564;

4.   John Eustace (sometimes Ewstace) of Castlemartin, Commission as above; 1560. Also commission dated 28 June 1563, with others including Roland Eustace, Viscount Baltinglass, to be justices, commissioners, and keepers of the peace, in the city and county of Dublin, during abcese of lord lieutenant against John O’Neil in the north (without permission to name a general of forces in the field) Eliz.542 (6452); Commission, (with others including Roland Eustace, Viscount Baltinglass.) to execute martial law throughout the realm; 7 December, 1563. John was serving as the sheriff at the time (Eliz.580 (6439). Also commission to execute martial law with others including Viscount Baltinglass, in County Dublin; Eliz.682 (6437) 1564; Pardon along with James FitzWilliam Ewstace of Castlemartin; Eliz.726 (557) 1565. Also Pardon to John Eustace of Castlemartin, County Kildare and others including Roland Eustace of Jagogeston [Gaganstown] James Eustace of Cloceste, Maurice Eustace of Ballesax, John Eustace of Kilbride and Richard Eustace of Walshetown, all in the same county, gentlemen; James Eustace of Inchcoventer and Remeletus Walsh of Balloteig, same county, horsemen; Edmund Eustace of Castlemartin, John Fitz Rowland Eustace of the same. Eliz.1268 (1568).

5.   Richard Ewstace of Tullaghgawrye; Commission as above.

6.   John Ewstas, son and heir of Robert of Lescartin, livery dated 31 January, 1561.

7.   Christopher m’Thomas Eustace (Christopher son of Thomas); Pardon for aiding Hugh m’Shane of Ballencour with others for aiding said Hugh m’Shane in the capture and detention of George Harvey and Henry Davells, gentlemen; 2 December 1563; Eliz.579 (441) (1563).

8.   Nicolas Eustace, son and heir of James, son and heir of John Ewstace, late of Confey, esquire; livery; Fine 59 4s. 4d; 4 March 1564 (Eliz593 (486) 1564. Also Certificate for Nicolas Eustace, of Confey, County Kildare, gent; assigning lands of Confey to be free of subsidy under 3 & 4 Philip & Mary, c. 12. Dated 8 November vii; Commission dated 19 October annexed; Eliz.774 (6283) 1565.

9.   James Eustace fitzWilliam (James son of William) of Castlemartin, kern; Pardon along with John Ewstace of Castlemartin ; Eliz.726 (557) 1565.

10. Roland Eustace, of Yeagogiston, (Gaganstown) County Kildare, gent.; Pardon to Roland Eustace of Jagogeston [Gaganstown], and others including John Eustace of Castlemartin, County Kildare James Eustace of Cloceste, Maurice Eustace of Ballesax, John Eustace of Kilbride and Richard Eustace of Walshetown, all in the same county, gentlemen; James Eustace of Inchcoventer and Remeletus Walsh of Balloteig, same county, horsemen; Edmund Eustace of Castlemartin, John Fitz Rowland Eustace of the same. Eliz.1268 (1568). Also Pardon. Eliz. Fiant (1665)1570.

11. James Eustace of Cloceste; Pardon together with John Eustace of Castlemartin, Roland Eustace of Gaganstown, Maurice Eustace of Ballesax, John Eustace of Kilbride and Richard Eustace of Walshetown, all in the same county, gentlemen; James Eustace of Inchcoventer and Remeletus Walsh of Balloteig, same county, horsemen; Edmund Eustace of Castlemartin, John Fitz Rowland Eustace of the same. 18 February; Eliz.1268 (1120) 1568. Also Pardon. Eliz. Fiant (1665)1570.

12. Maurice Eustace of Ballesax, County Kildare; Pardon along with John Eustace of Castlemartin, Roland Eustace of Gaganstown, James Eustace of Cloceste, John Eustace of Kilbride and Richard Eustace of Walshetown, all in the same county, gentlemen; James Eustace of Inchcoventer and Remeletus Walsh of Balloteig, same county, horsemen; Edmund Eustace of Castlemartin, John Fitz Rowland Eustace of the same. Eliz.1268 (1568).

13. John Eustace of Kilbride, County Kildare; Pardon along with others including John Eustace of Castlemartin, Roland Eustace of Gaganstown, James Eustace of Clonceste, Maurice Eustace of Ballysax and Richard Eustace of Walshetown, all in the same county, gentlemen; James Eustace of Inchcoventer and Remeletus Walsh of Balloteig, same county, horsemen; Edmund Eustace of Castlemartin, John Fitz Rowland Eustace of the same. Eliz.1268 (1568).

14.  Richard Eustace of Walshetown, County Kildare; Pardon along with others including John Eustace of Castlemartin, Roland Eustace of Gaganstown, James Eustace of Clonceste, Maurice Eustace of Ballysax all in the same county, gentlemen; James Eustace of Inchcoventer and Remeletus Walsh of Balloteig, same county, horsemen; Edmund Eustace of Castlemartin, John Fitz Rowland Eustace of the same. Eliz.1268 (1568).

15. James Eustace of Inchcoventer, County Kildare, horseman; Pardon  along with others including John Eustace of Castlemartin, Roland Eustace of Gaganstown, James Eustace of Clonceste, Maurice Eustace of Ballysax all in the same county, gentlemen; Remeletus Walsh of Balloteig, same county, horseman; Edmund Eustace of Castlemartin, John Fitz Rowland Eustace of the same. Eliz.1268 (1568).

16.  Edmund Eustace of Castlemartin, County Kildare; Pardon along with John Eustace of Castlemartin, Roland Eustace of Gaganstown, James Eustace of Cloceste, John Eustace of Kilbride and Richard Eustace of Walshetown, all in the same county, gentlemen; James Eustace of Inchcoventer and Remeletus Walsh of Balloteig, same county, horsemen; and John Fitz Rowland Eustace of the same. Eliz.1268 (1568).

17. John Fitz Rowland Eustace of County Kildare; Pardon along with John Eustace of Castlemartin, Roland Eustace of Gaganstown, James Eustace of Cloceste, John Eustace of Kilbride and Richard Eustace of Walshetown, all in the same county, gentlemen; James Eustace of Inchcoventer and Remeletus Walsh of Balloteig, same county, horsemen; Edmund Eustace of Castlemartin, of the same. Eliz.1268 (1568).

18. Walter Eustace (spelled Ewstace) freeholder of Ballymore (Eustace); Pardon along with David Donell, James Dowdinge, John Eustace, and John Purcell of the same, freeholders, Patr. Dempsie, Rich. Dowding, John Lannan, Patr. Collen, and Tho. Dempsie, husbandmen, Tho. Ewstace of Barrettiston, in the parish of Tipperkeavyn, freeholder, John Donell, of the Burgage, and Patr. M'Phillipp, of Barrettiston, husbandmen, Edm. Ewstace, of Elwartiston, cottier, and Laurence Asshe, of Little Fornoght. - 10 Ap., xvii. Eliz.2574 (1575).

19. John Eustace freeholder of Ballymore (Eustace), Pardon along with Walter Eustace of Ballymore,  John Purcell of the same, freeholders, Patr. Dempsie, Rich. Dowding, John Lannan, Patr. Collen, and Tho. Dempsie, husbandmen, Tho. Ewstace of Barrettiston, in the parish of Tipperkeavyn, freeholder, John Donell, of the Burgage, and Patr. M'Phillipp, of Barrettiston, husbandmen, Edm. Ewstace, of Elwartiston, cottier, and Laurence Asshe, of Little Fornoght. - 10 Ap., xvii. Eliz.2574 (1575).

20. Thomas Ewstace, freeholder of Barrettiston (Barrettstown), in the parish of Tipperkeavyn (Tipperkevin), Pardon together with Walter and John Eustace of Ballymore, freeholder, John Donell, of the Burgage, and Patr. M'Phillipp, of Barrettiston, husbandmen, Edm. Ewstace, of Elwartiston, cottier, and Laurence Asshe, of Little Fornoght. - 10 Ap., xvii. Eliz.2574 (1575).

21. Edmond Ewstace, of Elwartiston (Elwartstown), cottier, Pardon along with Walter and John Eustace of Ballymore, freeholders, David Donell, James Dowdinge, and John Purcell of the same, freeholders, Patr. Dempsie, Rich. Dowding, John Lannan, Patr. Collen, and Tho. Dempsie, husbandmen, Tho. Ewstace of Barrettiston, in the parish of Tipperkeavyn, freeholder, John Donell, of the Burgage, and Patr. M'Phillipp, of Barrettiston, husbandmen, and Laurence Asshe, of Little Fornoght. - 10 Ap., xvii. Eliz.2574 (1575).

22. Oliver Eustace, late of Blackhall; mentioned in pardon (under queen's letter 11 Feb., xxv.) to Maurice FitzGerald alias fitz James of Oberteston, gent; for aiding rebels.  The indictment recites that James Eustace, viscount of Baltinglas, co. Dublin, Gerald FitzGerald alias fitz Maurice, of Doneny, same co., gent., Rob. FitzGerald alias fitz Morice of Osbertiston, gent., and Robert Rocheford, of same, chaplain, had on the 1 July, xxii., conspired to levy war; that, on the 20 Sept. following, the said Robert FitzGerald joining to him John FitzGerald alias O Desmonde, knight., and others to the number of 500, had taken the field at Baltinglas, and had attacked the town of Sagard, co. Dublin, burning 40 houses in it; and that Maurice, and also Oliver Eustace of Blackhall, gent., had aided the rebels.  Security as in 897.-10 August .xxv; Eliz. 4193 (1583); Pardon to Oliver Eustace, gent; Not to be sealed till he find surety before the lord chancellor for his loyalty. 14 Feb., xxvi; Eliz. 4304 (1583-1584).
 

Principal Gentry of County Kildare in the Year 1600

A list of principal families of Kildare around 1600 was made by Lord Walter FitzGerald during the late 1890s and published in the Journal of the Kildare Archaeological Society; Volume III, 1899-1900, pp118-122. The list was compiled from various sources, though principally Elizabethan fiants, the Inquisitions, and funeral entries. Lord FitzGerald remarked that few of the prominent families continued to be present in the magistrate rolls of the County some three hundred years later and attributed the decline largely to Civil War of 1641, a war in which Roman Catholics fighting for their faith lost everything. Five hundred years earlier, members of these same Anglo Norman families had overcome and driven out the original native Irish lords of the soil ---the O’Kearys of Carbury, the O’Byrnes of Offelan, the O’Connors of Offaly and the O’Tooles of Omurethi---septs whose territories all lay in the present County Kildare, and whose possessions were divided among families such as the Berminghams, Eustaces, FitzGeralds and others.

 

The following members of the Eustace family are on Lord FitzGerald’s list of gentry living in Kildare who were alive in 1600: Eustace (or FitzEustace):

1.      Oliver FitzWilliam Eustace (ob. 17th March, 1618                Blackhall, near Punchestown

2.      Richard Eustace (ob. 20th June, 1613                                   Blackrath

3.      William FitzJohn Eustace (ob.25th June, 1635)                     Castlemartin

4.      Maurice FitzJames Eustace (ob. 24th January, 1624)            Clongoweswood

5.      Maurice FitzAlexander Eustace (ob. 31st July, 1619)            Colbinstown

6.      Nicolas FitzJohn Eustace (ob. 1648)                                     Confey

7.      Nicolas Alexander Eustace (ob. 1633)                                  Cradockstown

8.      John Eustace (ob. 18th January, 1612)                                  Flemington

9.      Richard FitzJames Eustace (ob. 29th June, 1637)                  Gorteenvacan

10.    John Eustace (ob. 1623)                                                       Harristown

11.    Christopher FitzJohn Eustace                                                Kineagh

12.    Oliver FitzThomas Eustace                                                    Mullaghcash

13.    John FitzJames Eustace (ob. 18th January, 1617                   Newlands

 

Eustaces of Kildare & Carlow alive circa 1650:

Alexander Eustace, of Yeomanstown, Census of Ireland circa 1659.

Alexander Eustace, Irish Papist of Dowdenstown, Newcastle & Uppercross Barony, County Dublin, 315 acres, also in Kilmalone Townland, 123 acres, 2 perches and in Elverstown Townland, 85 acres, also 167 acres 2 perches and 20 acres, 3 perches of unprofitable land in Elverstown (Forfeiting proprietor; 1656).                                         

Alexander Eustace of Dudingstown, Naas Barony, County Kildare, (Listed as forfeiting proprietor 1656)   

Anne & Jane Eustace of Ballymore, 9 acres, 5 Roods, 30 perches in Ballymore, County Dublin, Newcastle & Uppercross Barony, County Dublin, (Listed as forfeiting proprietor 1656). Also Anne Eustace and Purcell in Ballymore, 19 acres 2 perches, also Eustace and Donnell 16 acres 2 perches in Ballymore; also Eustace, Purcell and Donnell in Ballymore, 16 acres, 2 perches in Ballymore, also Eustace and Donnell, 127 acres, 2 perches in Ballymore Parish, Uppercross Barony.                                 

Christopher Eustace, Esquire, Irish Papist of Newland, Connell Barony, County Kildare, 163 acres (150 arable, 103 acres meadow and 10 acres heath) in Newtowne, Parish of Clane, value 36, 4S; also in Barrettstown, Parish of Brides Church, Barony of Clane, 232 acres (180 arable, 12 acres meadow and 40 acres pasture heath) value 40. (Listed as forfeiting proprietor 1656) later restored to his estate by the ACTS SETTLEMENT AND EXPLANATION: 1661-1665 by King Charles II.

Christopher Eustace of New Land, Ballyaghkeen Barony, County Wexford, (Forfeiting proprietor; 1656.                              

Edmond Eustace of Garryline, County Carlow (transplanted 1653/54)

Edward Eustace, Gentleman; Proprietor of Sherlockestown, Blackhall, Athgarrett, Eadstowne, Little Newton, Johnstown, Walterstown. Census of Ireland circa 1659.

James Eustace, Irish Papist of Clongoweswood, Ikeatny, Oughter Kunny Barony, County Kildare, 340 acres (220 arable, 20 acres meadow and 60 acres heath) in Clongoweswood and Mainham Townland Parish of Mainham, 24 acres arable in Parish of Clane, value 24(Listed as forfeiting proprietor 1656)                         

James Eustace of Castleknock Barony, County Dublin, (Listed as forfeiting proprietor 1656)

James Eustace of Confey Salt Barony, Irish Papist, 21 acres arable meadow in Ballingorne Townland County Kildare value 5, 360 acres arable and 36 acres pasture in Confey and Newtowne, Co. Kildare, value 150, also Clondalkin Parish, County Dublin together with Sir Henry Talbot and Nottingham. (Listed as forfeiting proprietor 1656).

James Eustace of Confey, Castleknock, County Dublin, (Listed as forfeiting proprietor 1656)

James Eustace of Naas, County Kildare, (Listed as forfeiting proprietor 1656)                                   

John Eustace of Harristown, Will 1623.

John Eustace of the Manse of Castledermot, 12 acres arable in Parish of Castledermot, Barony of Kilkae & Moone—Bishop’s Land.

Maurice Eustace, Lord Chancellor, lived at Harristown, County Kildare, and at his house in Damask (now Eustace) Street, Dublin.

Morrish Eustace, cousin to Lord Chancellor, proprietor of Barretstowne, Census of Ireland circa 1659.

Morris Eustace, Irish Papist of Castlemartin, 158 acres (140 arable, 10 acres pasture) in Baltrasny Townland, Parish of Balraine, Newcastle & Uppercross Barony, County Dublin, (Listed as forfeiting proprietor 1656                                                                                    

Morris Eustace, Irish Papist of Castlemartin, in Kilcock with “moyetie” of the Faire and Marketts, 45 acres (40 arable and 5 meadow) Parish of Kilcock, Ikeatny, Oughter Kunny, County Kildare

Morrice Eustace of Castlemartin, Killcullen Half Barony, County Kildare                                                         

Morrice Eustace of Moone, Kilkagh & Moone Barony, County Kildare                             

Nicholas Eustace, Irish Papist of City of Dublin, owner of Confey, County Dublin, (Listed as forfeiting proprietor 1656)                                         

Nicholas Eustace, Irish Papist of Elverstown, Newcastle & Uppercross Barony, County Dublin, 18 acres, 3 perches; 14 acres, 3 acres 2 perches and 1 acre 3 perches in Ballymore Parish (Listed as forfeiting proprietor 1656)                                     

Oliver Eustace of Ballymore, Newcastle & Uppercross Barony, County Dublin (Listed as forfeiting proprietor 1656)                                                                                               

Oliver Eustace of Blackall, Newcastle & Uppercross Barony, County Dublin, together with Thomas, his brother, 333 acres in Tipperkevin (Listed as forfeiting proprietor 1656).                                                                             

Richard Eustace of Timolin, Narragh & Rebon Barony, County Kildare,   (Listed as forfeiting proprietor 1656                                                            

Robert Eustace of Dublin, joiner, Will dated 1646

Rowland Eustace of Blackhall, Naas, Narragh & Rebon Barony Kildare, (Listed as forfeiting proprietor 1656)                                          

Rowland Eustace of Blackhall, Naas Barony, County Kildare, (Listed as forfeiting proprietor 1656)

Rowland Eustace of Jagoestown (Gaganstown) was accused in 1652 and found guilty of the several crimes and finally ordered to remove with his whole family and dependents into the province of Connaught.

Rowland Eustace of Mullacash, Naas Barony, County Kildare, (Listed as forfeiting proprietor 1656)

Thomas Eustace of Moone, Kilkagh & Moone Barony, County Kildare, (Listed as forfeiting proprietor 1656                                      

Thomas Eustace Irish Papist of Tipperkevin, Newcastle & Uppercross Barony, County Dublin, Owner of (with his brother Oliver) 333 acres in Tipperkevin Parish (Listed as forfeiting proprietor 1656).                      

Thomas Eustace of Confey, County Dublin,  

Thomas Eustace, Irish Papist of Newland, County Kildare; 24 acres in Parish of Straffan, Townland Straffan, value 4, S10.

Thomas Eustace of Dublin, Tanner; Will 1629. 

Thomas Eustace of County Kildare                                                                                              

Thomas Eustace, County Kildare                                                                                                                              

Walter Eustace of Elverstown, Newcastle & Uppercross Barony, County Dublin, (Listed as forfeiting proprietor 1656).                                                            

Walter Eustace of Ballycolone, Kilkagh & Moone Barony, County Kildare, (Listed as forfeiting proprietor, 1656.                                                                                    

William Eustace of Castlemartin leased two houses and backsides with liberty of common in Kilcock, Parish of Kilcock to George Goldsmith, Protestant, on 10 December 1628.

William Eustace of Cradoxtown, Narragh & Rebon Barony, County Kildare, (Listed as forfeiting proprietor 1656)                              

Connaught Certificates of Transplant were issued in 1653-54 to:                          

Anne Eustace, probably of Confey

Cisly Eustace, probably of Confey

Francis Eustace, probably of Confey

John Eustace probably of Confey

Martha Eustace, probably of Confey

Mary Eustace of Blackhall

Walter Eustace of Ballycotland

 

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