Sir Henry Colley

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Henry Colley, Kg. Mp

Also Known As: "Cowley"
Birthplace: Ireland
Death: July 1634 (59-68)
Place of Burial: County Kildare, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Colley, Sir and Lady Anne Colley/Loftus
Husband of Anne Peyton
Father of Dudley Colley, of Castle Carbery; Charles Colley; Eleanor Jephson; Peyton Colley; Thomas Colley and 2 others
Brother of Anne Loftus (Colley) Wesley; Edmund Colley, of Ardee; Jane Smith and Alice Hamilton
Half brother of Henry Blayney, 2nd Lord; Sir Arthur Blayney, Kt Bachelor; Jane Blayney; Elizabeth Blayney; Lettice Johnson- Colonel of the Fews and 3 others

Occupation: Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Monaghan in 1613
Managed by: Trevor Bernard Peyton
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About Sir Henry Colley

Sir Henry Colley

  • Parents: Sir Henry Colley and Anne Loftus.
  • Wife: Anne Peyton, daughter of Christopher Peyton.
  • Death: He died in 1637.
  • He was also known as Henry Cowley.
  • He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Monaghan in 1613.
  • He was invested as a Knight in 1615.
  • He lived at Castle Carbery, County Kildare, Ireland.

Children of Sir Henry Colley and Anne Peyton

  • Dudley Colley b. c 1621, d. Jul 1674
  • William Colley b. 1623

Carbury Castle

The central scenic focus of Carbury Hill is the ruins of the Tudor mansion of the Colleys, which was also known as Fairy Hill.

Carbury Castle Ruins, County Kildare, Republic of Ireland

The motte on the hill was probably built by Meiler FitzHenry who was granted the area by Strongbow. It was acquired by the de Berminghams in the 14th century, before being taken by the native Irish in the 15th century. From 23 October 1554 a 21-year lease was granted to Sir Henry Colley (the patrilineal ancestor of the Dukes of Wellington); this was renewed, and the Colley family built a large stronghouse on the hilltop in the 17th century, now a ruin.