Eustace Families Association

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.

Ancestors of Ronald & Margaret (McAndrews) Eustice

 

McAndrews

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Jordan

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Perron

The first record of the Eustace family in County Longford is on a headstone in Ballymacormack Cemetery at or near Townland Farnagh near Longford town during the 1760s. Members of the family continued to live in Cashel Parish until the 1870s (before emigrating to Schuylerville, New York) and in the Ballymahon area as late as the early 1900s. Following is a chronological list of Eustaces that appear in various County Longford records beginning in 1764 and continuing until the early 1900s. In some cases I have been able to link the various family members based on baptismal records or geographic location. The different groups of Eustaces may appear to be separate families but probably share common ancestry.  

1. Ballymacormick Cemetery Inscriptions; Exploring Family Origins and Old Longford Town; by Harry Farrell:

Back of old church ruin (from left to right)

         Bridg Ustice, died January 27, 1767;

         Mary Ustice, died September 29, 1764;

         John Ustice, Age 38;

         Edward Ustice, Erected the monument.

 

2.Templemichael (Longford) Church of Ireland Parish Records - Burials

         April 24, 1797-Grace Newcomen-7 years old, youngest daughter of William Newcomen & Grace Coffy?, wife alias Eustace.

         November 1, 1797-Juliet Newcomen,  aged 18, daughter of William Newcomon & Grace his wife alias Eustace

         October 12, 1811-Grace Newcomen alias Eustace, aged 63, died October 9, 1811 of Clonahard.

3. Longford (Ardagh and Clonmacnois Diocese, Parishes of Templemichael and Ballymacormack) County Longford Roman Catholic Parish:

Baptisms (1802 – 1811):

         Bridget Eustace, sponsor for Patt McGuire, son of James and Jane McGuire baptized February 20, 1802.

         Catherine Eustace, wife of Denis Harrington, whose son Maurice was baptized on November 28, 1802;

         Mary Eustace, wife of Thomas McCawley, whose daughter Rose was baptized on May 27, 1803;

         Bridget Eustace, wife of Edmund/Edward  McDaniel; who were the parents of the following children:

o        James McDaniel, baptized on February 6, 1809; 

    • Mary McDaniel , baptized on Feb. 26, 1810; and
    • Elenor McDaniel, baptized July 15, 1811;
  • Edward Eustace, sponsor for Daniel (Drievan ?) son of Owen and Anne Kennedy., baptized Nov. 3, 1805;
  • Mary Eustace, wife of Cornelius/Conrad/Condy Rogers. Mary and Cornelius were the parents of;
    • Mary Rogers, baptized March 13, 1802;
    • Edward Rogers, baptized Aug. 8, 1804;
    • Elizabeth Rogers, baptized Dec. 23, 1806;
    • William Rogers , baptized Aug. 13, 1809.
  • Bridget Eustace, sponsor for James Corigan, son of Thomas Corigan and Ellen Sharwan.
  • John Eustace and Sara McKiernan were the parents of the following children baptized at Longford:
    • Catherine Eustace, baptized April 7, 1822; Sponsors were John McCormack and Brigid McKiernan.
    • Brigid Eustace, baptized April 25, 1824; Sponsors were William Wilson and Brigid Dinniston.
  • Luke Eustace and Mary Smith were the parents of Mary Eustace, baptized February 4, 1825; Sponsors were N. Kane and Mary Lennon.
  • William Eustace and Elleanor Bestick were the parents of the following:
    • Ann Eustace, baptized December 8, 1837, Sponsors James Wynn and Mary Rollinston.
    • William Eustan, baptized October 19, 1839; Sponsors Thomas Wynne and Elenor Wynne.
    • Catherine Eustace, baptized November 5, 1841; Sponsors Francis Bestic and Ann Beste.
    • William Eustace, baptized December 22, 1846; Sponsors Thomas Bestick and Catherine Gannon (Re-entered 2001)

Longford (Ardagh and Clonmacnois Diocese, Parishes of Templemichael and Ballymacormack) County Longford Roman Catholic Parish: Marriages:

         James Eustace married Brigid Kennedy at Longford  R.C. (Ballymacormack) on 8 February 1829. Witnesses: James McGee and Chaterine (Catherine) Dowd

         John Eustace married Sara McKiernan at Longford (R.C.) on 6 April 1820. Witnesses John Cummins and James Winne.

         William Eustes married Helen Bestick at Longford (R.C.) on 7 May 1830. Witnesses William Slavin and Catherine Murrey.

         Michael Maguire married Mary Eustace at Longford (RC) on 24 June 1808. Witnesses Hugh Hagarty and Catherine Maher.

         Thomas St. John married Mary Eustace at Longford on 29 September 1802. Witnesses Thomas Reilly and Catherine Conboy.

         Edward McDaniel married Bridget Eustace on 21 May 1802 at Longford. Witnesses; Robert Ferall and Thomas Carigan.

         John Smith (of Clonbroney) married Elizabeth Eustace (of Drumnsna, County Leitrim) on 24 January 1913 at Longford. Witnesses: Patrick Eustace and Catherine (last name not recorded).

         Patrick Eustace, was a witness at wedding of Elizabeth Eustace of Drumsna, Co. Leitrim and John Smith of Clonbroney on January 24, 1913 at Longford. 

         Patrick Eustace and Catherine Cunningham were married during the early 1820s (No record found). They lived at Collum Townland, Newtowncashel Parish. Patrick was a brother to James Eustace (above) who married Brigid Kennedy.

         Luke (Laurence) Eustace and his wife Brigid Gibbons lived at Gorteenclareen (Gurteen) near Ballymahon from as early as the 1820s (when parish records begin) until at least 1854. (No marriage record found perhaps because the marriage occurred before records began).

4. Templemichael (Longford) Church of Ireland Parish Records – (Baptisms):

         Jane Eustace, wife of James Murphy whose daughter Jane was baptized December 20, 1807;

         William Eustace, son of Thomas Eustace and Rose Clendinnen, born December 18, 1812 and baptized December 20, 1812.

5. Newtowncashel Roman Catholic Parish, Cashel Civil Parish—Baptisms:

         Catherine Eustice, daughter of Patrick Eustace and Catherine Cunningham, baptized November 30, 1830; Sponsors were John Eustice and Mary Lally.

         John Eustice sponsor at baptism of Catherine Eustice, daughter of Patrick Eustice and Catherine Cunningham on November 30, 1830.

         Patrick Eustier, son of Patrick Eustace and Catherine Cunningham, baptized January 14, 1832; Sponsors were Thomas Eustier and Mary Eustier.

         Thomas Eustier (Eustace) and Mary Eustier (Eustace) sponsors at baptism of Patrick Eustier (Eustace) on January 14, 1832.

         Ann Eustice, daughter of James Eustice and Ann McGrath, baptized May 17, 1832; Sponsors Michael McGrath and Margaret McGrath.

         Mary Eustace, daughter of Patrick Eustace and Catherine Cunningham of Collum, baptized March 19, 1834; Sponsors were Patrick Cunningham and Mary Hughes.

         Ann Eustace, daughter of Patrick Eustace and Catherine Cunningham of Collum, baptized June 20, 1836; Sponsors were James Cunningham and Catherine Farrell.

         Catherine Eustan, daughter of Patrick Eustan and Catherine Cunningham of Collum, baptized February 6, 1839; Sponsors were James Eustan and Brigid Hopkins.

         James Eustan (Eustace) sponsor at baptism of Catherine Eustan (Eustace) on February 6, 1839.

         John Eustace, son of Patrick Eustace and Catherine Cunningham of Collum, baptized September 14, 1842; Sponsors were Patrick Eustace and Mary Eustace.

         Patrick Eustace and Mary Eustace sponsors at baptism of John Eustace on September 14, 1842.

         Elizabeth Eustace, daughter of Patrick Eustace and Catherine Cunningham of Collum, baptized November 16, 1844; Sponsors were Patrick Hopkins and Brigid Fallon.

         Eleanor Eustace, daughter of Patrick Eustace and Catherine Cunningham of Collum, baptized February 10, 1847; Sponsors were Edward Moran and Ann Lynch.

6. Newtowncashel Roman Catholic Parish, Cashel Civil Parish—Burials:

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7. Tithe Composition Applotment Books, which were formerly located at the Public Records Office in Dublin’s Four Courts Building, are now located at the National Archives, Bishop Street, Dublin 8. These records contain the particulars of holdings subject to a tithe tax, giving occupiers’ names, compiled to provide a basis for tax computation, under the Tithe Composition Acts of 1823. Subsequently these tithes were collected from Catholics and Protestants alike and then distributed to the rectors of the Established (Anglican) Church.

 

Collum Townland, Cashel Civil Parish, Newtowncashel Roman Catholic Parish - 1827

         James Eustace, 1 Acres – 0 Roods –0 Perches

Gorteenclareen (Gurteen) Townland, Shrule Civil Parish, Ballymahon RC Parish - 1827

Luke Ustry/Eustace? & Ryan, 5 Acres –1 Roods – 18 Perches

 

Farnagh Townland, Ballymacormick Civil Parish, Longford RC Parish - 1833;

         William & Patrick Eustace, 5 Acres –2 Roods –3 Perches

         Edward Eustace, 8 Acres – 0 Roods – 26 Perches

         James Eustace, 1 Acres –0 Roods –5 Perches

Old Bog Divisions, Longford Townland, Templemichael Civil Parish, Longford R. Catholic Parish - 1826;

         Edward Eustace, 1 Acres – 2 Roods – 24 Perches

Note: In 1831 – 1833, James Eustace, Labourer, possibly a son of Edward Eustace, is recorded as the occupier of 0 Acres – 1 Roods – 10 Perches at Bog Lots, Longford Town (Areas in Irish Measure (1 Irish Acre =  1.625 Statute Acres).

 8. Parish of Shrule Records, St. Matthew’s Catholic Church Ballymahon, Co. Longford.

Records of baptisms, marriages and burials were searched from 1820 until 1840 revealing the record of several Eustace families in the parish:

Baptisms:

         John Eustace, son of Luke Eustace and Brigid Gibbons, baptized March 15, 1826; Sponsors were John Eustace and Brigid Geraghty.

         John Eustace sponsor at baptism of John Eustace son of Luke Eustace and Brigid Gibbons on March 15, 1826.

  • Brigid Eustace, daughter of James Eustace and Bridget Kennedy baptized on June 1, 1830; Sponsors John Eustace and Anne Kennedy.
  • John Eustace sponsor at baptism of Brigid Eustace, daughter of James Eustace and Bridget Kennedy on June 1, 1830.
  • Michael Eustace, son of Luke Eustace and Brigid Gibbons, baptized September 24, 1831; Sponsors were Patrick Eustace and Ann Geraghty.
  • Patrick Eustace sponsor at baptism of Michael Eustace, son of Luke Eustace and Brigid Gibbons on September 24, 1831.
  • John Eustace, son of James Eustace and Bridget Kennedy baptized January 4, 1833; Sponsors were Matthew Regan and Catherine Kennedy.
  • Ann Eustace, daughter of Luke Eustace and Brigid Gibbons, baptized May 8, 1833; Sponsors were Patrick Eustace and Margeret Rynn.
  • Patrick Eustace sponsor at baptism of Ann Eustace, daughter of Luke Eustace and Brigid Gibbons on May 8, 1833.
  • James Eustace, son of James Eustace and Bridget Kennedy baptized on July 26, 1835; Sponsors were Thomas Eustace and Eleanor Costello.
  • Thomas Eustace baptismal sponsor for James Eustace, son of James Eustace and Bridget Kennedy on July 26, 1835.
  • Margaret Eustace, daughter of Luke Eustace and Brigid Gibbons, baptized December 11, 1835; Sponsors were Matthew Regan and Mary Cunningham.
  • Eleanor Eustace, daughter of Luke Eustace and Brigid Gibbons, baptized September 26, 1840; Sponsors were Patrick Girrarty and Margaret Hourican.
  • Mary Eustace, daughter of John Eustace and Rose Daly, baptized August 25, 1860; Sponsors were Bernard Farrell and Mary Daly.
  • Catherine Eustace, daughter of John Eustace and Rose Daly, baptized October 28, 1862; Sponsors were James Daly and Mary Daly.
  • Bridget Eustace, daughter of John Eustace and Rose Daly, baptized November 9, 1864; Sponsors were Thomas Daly and Mary Daly.
  • Luke Eustace, son of John Eustace and Rose Daly, born August 7, 1866, baptized August 25, 1868; Sponsors were Francis Gibbons and Margaret Eustace.
  • Patrick Eustace, son of John Eustace and Rose Daly, baptized on July 2, 1868.
  • Catherine Eustace, daughter of John Eustace and Rose Daly baptized 1870.
  • Rose Eustace, daughter of Luke Eustace, baptized May 8, 1873; Sponsors were James Malone and Ann Moughty.

Marriages:

         John Eustace married Rose Daly at Shrule on 27 October 185?. Witnesses were Michael Casey and Mary Daly. (John Eustace most likely the son of Luke Eustace and Brigid Gibbons.)

         John Moughty married Margaret Eustace at Shrule on 22 June 1857. Witnesses Denis Kelly and Elizabeth Higgins (Margaret Eustace daughter of Luke Eustace and Brigid Gibbons).

 

Burials:

        Catherine Ustace, no age given, who was buried at Ballymahon on July 31, 1823.

        Bridgit Eustace, of Laragh  buried at Ballymahon on September 23, 1848; ‘Ballymahon and its People – By Paddy Whelan (2001) and St. Matthews Catholic Church records. The burial record lists Lara(gh) as her place of residence at the time of death. (Lara(gh)  is a townland located about 1/2 mile southwest of where the road between Longford and Ballymahon branches off toward Lanesborough.)

 

Laurence or Luke Eustace, and his wife Bridget Gibbons, the parents of seven children baptized at St. Matthews Church, Ballymahon between October 3, 1826 and September 26, 1840. This appears to be the same Luke Eustace who is in the 1854 Primary Valuation taken under the direction of Sir Richard Griffith.

 

         Children of Luke Eustace and Bridget Gibbon:

         James Eustace, baptized on August 7, 1822. Sponsors were Daniel Malone and his wife.

         John Eustace, baptized March 15, 1826. Sponsors John Eustace and Bridget Geraghty.

         Michael Eustace,baptized at Shrule September 27, 1831. Sponsors were Mathew Regan & Anne Geraghty

         Anne Eustace, baptized May 8, 1833. Sponsors  were Patrick Eustace and  Margaret Ryan.

         Margaret Eustace, baptized December 11, 1835. Sponsors were Matthew Ryan and Mathe Cunningham.

         Philip Eustace, (son of Philip (Luke?) Eustace & Bridget Gibbon) baptized October 13, 1838. Sponsors were Michael Malone and Margaret Casey.

         Elenor Eustace, baptized September 26, 1840. Sponsors were Patrick Gerraghty and Margaret Havican.

         Children of James Eustace and his wife Bridget Kennedy: (All baptized at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Ballymahon.)

         Bridget Eustace, daughter of James Eustace and Bridget Kennedy, baptised June 11, 1830 at Ballymahon. Sponsors John Eustace and Anne Kennedy.

         James Eustace, son of James Eustace and Bridget Kennedy, baptised at Ballymahon on July 26, 1835. Sponsors Thomas Eustace and Elenor Costello.

         John Eustace, baptized January 4, 1833. Sponsors were Patrick Kelly and Catherine Kennedy.

         John Eustace, and his wife Rose Daly were the parents of at least three children born at Ballymahon, Co. Longford during the 1860’s. The International Genealogical Index shows the following births;

         Bridget Eustace, born December 12, 1864;

         Luke Eustace, born August 25, 1866; and;

         Patrick Eustace, born July 2, 1868.

         Additional Eustaces who appear in Ballymahon church records:

         John Eustace, baptismal sponsor of John Eustace, son of Luke Eustace and Bridget Gibbon at Ballymahon on March 15, 1826.

         Patrick Eustace, who with Margaret Ryan was baptismal sponsor on May 8, 1833, for Anne Eustace, daughter of Luke Eustace and Bridget Gibbon.

         John Eustace, baptismal sponsor for Bridget, daughter of James Eustace and Bridget Kennedy, June 1, 1830, at Ballymahon.

         Thomas Eustace, baptismal sponsor for James, son of James Eustace and Bridget Kennedy, July 26, 1835 at Shrule.

 

Burials at Shrule Parish (St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Ballymahon)

9. Griffith’s Primary Valuation of County Longford (1854)

In these records we find several Eustace families in the County Longford and neighboring Westmeath in the early 1800’s.

Ballyrevagh Townland, Cashel Civil Parish (Newtowncashel Catholic Parish), Ballymahon Union;

         Catherine Eustace; Reference to map-3N; immediate lessor, John Butler; house, no acreage.

Gorteenclareen Townland, Shrule Civil Parish (Ballymahon Catholic Parish),  Ballymahon Union;

         Luke Eustace;      Reference to map-11; immediate  lessor John Bond, house, office & land 9 acres 3 roods 1 perch.

 

10. Bishop Loughlin’s Dispensations –

Diocese of Brooklyn, New York-Marriages 1859 – 1866; By Joseph M. Sillinonte

         Anne Eustace, born Co. Longford, Resident at Flatbush, Daughter of Luke Eustace & Bridget Gibbons (Baptised May 8, 1833, Ballymahon Parish) Married May 23, 1860 at Holy Cross,  2530 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226, to John Lyons, born Co. Longford, Resident at Flatbush, Son of Peter Lyons & Bridget Skelly.

11. Los Irlandeses en la Argentina (The Irish in Argentina) – by Eduardo A. Coghlan (1987)

         Margaret Eustace, of Gurteen (Gorteenclareen), Ballymahon, Co. Longford (Probably the daughter of Luke Eustace and Bridget Gibbon, baptised 11th December 1835, Ballymahon Parish) who married John Moughty of Willowfield, Ballinacarrigy, Co. Westmeath.  Margaret and John were the parents of Anne Moughty y Eustace, born at Gurteen in 1862. Margaret and John emigrated to Buenos Ayres, Argentina about 1880. Anne Moughty y Eustace married Claudio Baltasar Carle (born 1852, England) in Buenos Ayres on 25th June 1881. She died 17th August 1940 in Buenos Aires. Anne Moughty y Eustace and Claudio Carle were the parents of Margarita Carle y Moughty, born 22nd March 1886 who married N. Mores in Argentina.

12.   1901 Census of Ireland, Gorteenclareen Townland, Ledwithstown District Electoral Division, Shrule Civil Parish, Ballymahon Roman Catholic  Parish  (Ref. 10/19/02)

NAME,                 AGE,   RELATIONSHIP,      RELIGION,                STATUS

John Eustace,          70,        Head,                           Roman Catholic,            Married.

Rose Eustace,         70,        Wife,                            Roman Catholic,            Married.

Catherine Eustace,  30,        Daughter,                      Roman Catholic.

Rose Eustace,         27,        Daughter,                      Roman Catholic

Note: (John Eustace was probably the son of Luke Eustace and Bridget Gibbons, baptized March15, 1826, Ballymahon Parish). 

12. Lisbrack Military Barracks, Lisbrack Townland, Longford Rural District Electoral Division, Templemichael Civil Parish  (Ref. 53/  29/02)

NAME,                 AGE,   RELATIONSHIP,                 RELIGION,            STATUS

G. Eustace,                         19,        Soldier,                                  Church of England

 

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