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The Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland: The peerage of England

Genealogical History of the Dormant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire by Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms

Hussey -- Baron and Earl of Beaulieu. Barony by Letters Patent, dated 11 May 1762. Earldom by Letters Patent, dated 6 July 1784.

SIR HUGH HUSSEY, who went to Ireland, 17 HENRY II., married the sister of Theobald Fitz-Walter, the first Butler of that kindom, and d. seized of large possessions in the co. Meath, from the grant of Hugh de Lacie. His son Walter Hussey, was father, by Agnes his wife (dau and heir of Hugh de Lacei, Sen., Earl of Ulster) of Hugh Hussey, who married a daughter of Adam de Hereford, and had a son, William Hussey, who, by Catherine Fitzgerald his wife, a daughter of the house of Kildare, was father of Sir John Hussey, Knt, 1st Baron of Galtrim, summoned to parliament 25 Mar and 22 Nov 1374 and 22 Jan 1377. From him descended the great house of HUSSEY, Barons of Galtrim.

PETER HUSSEY, Esq., 2nd son of James Hussey, Baron of Galtrim, by Mary, his wife, daughter of Richard Aylmer, sq., of Lyons, married Mary, only daughter and heir of Bartholomew Bellew, Esq., of Westown, co. Dublin, and had a son.

LUKE HUSSEY, Esq., of Westown, whose will bears date 17 April 1671. He married Elizabeth Barnewall, and was father of a daughter Katharine who married first to Christopher D'Arcy, Esq. of Stidall and secondly to Thomas D'Arcy; and of a son, COL. EDWARD HUSSEY, of Westown, whose will was proved 25 Nov 1742; he married Mabel Barnewell and had issue:

1. James, his heir 2. George, d. unm. 3. Luke, d. unm 4. Nicholas, who d. unm 5. Mabel, mar. to Batthias Barnewall, Esq. of Castletown, co Meath

The eldest son JAMES HUSSEY, Esq. of Westown,co. Dublin and of Courtown, co. Kildare, m 1705 (M.L. dated 6 July) Catherine, daughter of Richard Parson, Viscount Rosse, and by her who died in March 1, 1766, had issue (with four daughters, Frances, Elizabeth, Mable, and Mary, wife of James Hussey, Esq. of Galtrim), three sons, EDWARD, his heir; Richard, d.s.p.; James, d.s.p. Mr. Hussey died in 1759 and was survived by his eldest son.

EDWARD HUSSEY, Esq. of Westown, who married in 1743, Isabella, eldest daughter and co-heir of John, Duke of Montague, and relict of William Montague, Duke of Manchester, and assumed at the decease of his father-in-law, thename and arms of Montague. In 1753, he was installed a knight of the Bath; in 1762, created a peer of Great Britain as Baron Beaulier, of Beaulier; and in 1784, advanced to be EARL BEAULIEU. By the co-heiress of Montague, his lordship had an only son. John, who died unmarried and one daughter, Isabella, who also died unmarried in 1772. He died in 1802 (when the peerage expired), and was survived in the Irish estates by his brother, RICHARD HUSSEY, Esq of Westown, who died unmarried, having devised h is property to his cousin (the grandson of Catherine Hussey, by her husband, Sir Andrew Aylmer, Bart.) GERALD STRONG, Esq., who assumed, in consequence, the name and arms of HUSSEY. Owing, however, to the will of Lord Beaulieu, who had bequeathed the estates to Lord Sidney Osborne, youngest son of the Duke of Lees, litigation ensued, and was at length termined by a compromise and division of the prperty under an act of parliament, 51st GEORGE III. Mr. Strong-Hussey married in 1781, Mary, daughter of Anthony Lynch, Esq., of La Vally, co. Galway, and had issue:

1. Anthony, his heir 2. Margaret 3. Isabella | Mr. Strong-Hussey, Esq., of Westown was born 24 August 1782, and married 19 Aug 1811 Mable, eldest daughter of Malachi Donelan, Esq, of Ballydoneian, co. Galway, and dying 12 July 1859, left, with other isue, a son and heir, the late Malachi Strong-Hussey, Esq. of Westown.


The Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland: The peerage of England

Irish Builder and Engineer, Volume 36

Reference Sources

1) The Peerage Of Ireland : Or,A Genealogical History Of The Present Nobility /John Lodge, Mervyn Archdall p 45 &c

1) A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great ..., Volume 1- By Bernard Burke

3) A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of ..., Volume 2- By John Burke

4) Irish Builder and Engineer, Volume 35

5) Illustrations, Historical and Genealogical: Of King James's Irish Army List ...- By John D'Alton

6) The Peerage of Ireland: Or, A Genealogical History of the Present ..., Volume 7- By John Lodge, Mervyn Archdall

7) A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland- By Bernard Burke

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January 18, 1747
Age 39
August 27, 1750
Age 42
Age 78