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Our Eustice family comes from Ireland.  We do not know which city they emigrated from or when.  But our guess is around 1840`s and the city of Dublin.

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The Eustace Family of Kerdiffstown

By Major-General Sir-Eustace F. Tickell

(Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society; Volume XI1I, No. 6 pp. 390 (1955)

Part of Kerdiffstown, two miles north-east of Naas, with other land was occupied by the Eustaces for more than a century. (The remainder of Kerdiffstown including Kerdiffstown House, was owned by the Kerdiff family, with whom the Eustaces intermarried.) Christopher Eustace of Kerdiffstown, late of Kiltussy, was High Sheriff in 1465, 1474 and 1475. He leased Donode castle and its lands from Sir Robert Eustace of Ballycutland. By his wife Elizabeth Ashe of Forenaghts he had a son Waldron Eustace who married Margaret, daughter of Lawrence Sutton of Tipper. His son Nicholas, a juror in 1551, married first Margery, daughter of Sir William Wogan, and second Anne Eustace, daughter of 1st Viscount Baltinglass. Their son Thomas Eustace married Joan Eustace of Mainham. He joined the Baltinglass rebellion and in 1581 was executed with his eldest son Christopher Eustace who was only nineteen and died with very great bravery. The forfeited estates were unsuccessfully claimed by Sir Maurice Eustace of Harristown in 1700. The estate at this included Gaganstown, Swordlestown, Morganstown and considerable lands in Clane. Younger children of several of the above generations had married into other branches of the family.

Thomas Eustace Biographical Sketch

These pages Ronald Eustice, 2007