Ahnentafel of Justin Luke Astley Kirby – the Madan connection

My 8th cousin twice removed, Rafael Alberto Madan very kindly sent me my Ahnentafel (see more here). I amazed at the detail, which makes me realise just how much work is involved. It’s an indication of what might be required, if and, when I do something more structured. This blog is enough for now though, as it’s just a handy way of keeping notes on what I discover, so that I can share this with my family and anyone else who might be interested.

I’ve started at the 9th Generation of the Ahnentafel that Rafeal has put together because it shows the connection between that Maitlands and Madans, but goes on to show a further 11th generations:

— 9th Generation —

288. Gen. the Hon. Sir Alexander Maitland, I Baronet, was born on 21 Mar 1728 (7th son). On obtaining a marriage license on 6 Jul 1754 from the Archbishop of at Canterbury Vicar General’s Office, London, he married Penelope Madan on 6 Jul 1754 at St.George’s Anglican Church, Hanover (Golden) Square, Mayfair, London; they had eight children of which the preparer of this Ahnentafel is aware. As of 12 Oct 1793, he was a General in the British Army. He was created a Baronet on 30 Nov 1818. He died on 14 Feb 1820 at age 91 and was buried at St.Andrew’s Anglican Church, Totteridge, Hertfordshire, England, where there is a monumental tablet and an elaborate tomb. His estate was probated on 16 Mar 1820 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London.

289. Penelope Madan (wife of the immediately preceding) was born on 20 Dec 1730 at Holyport (near Maidenhead), Berkshire, England. She died on 22 Dec 1805 at Totteridge and was buried at St.Andrew’s Anglican Church there, where there is a monumental tablet and an elaborate tomb.

— 10th Generation —

576. VI Earl of LAUDERDALE (i.e., Hon. Charles Maitland), was born in 1688. He married Lady Elizabeth Ogilvy on 15 Jul 1710. He died on 15 Jul 1744 and his estate was probated on 20 Jun 1745 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

577. Lady Elizabeth Ogilvy was the wife of the immediately preceding.

578. Lt-Col. Martin Madan, M.P., was born on 1 Jul 1700 at Nevis, in the West Indies. He was the oldest son (of three), and the second child (of four). In 1714, he entered Westminster School, being tutored circa 1715 by Dr. Samuel Dunster. On 7 Apr 1716, as a Fellow Commoner, he was admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge University. He began military service on 12 Aug 1717 as a Lieutenant in the Coldstream (Foot) Guards). As of 16 May 1721, he was a Captain in the King’s Own Regiment of Horse (afterwards (1747) known as the 1st Dragoon Guards). He was engaged to Judith Cowper on 11 Oct 1723, marrying her on 14 Dec. From 14 Dec 1723 to Mar 1728, he and his wife lived at Hertingfordbury Park, Hertford, Hertfordshire; from Dec 1727 to Sep 1729, they resided in Brook Street, London; and from Sep 1729 to 1735, they lived at Holyport (near Maidenhead), Berkshire. As of 14 Jun 1734, he was a Major in the King’s Own Regiment of Horse. He and his wife lived from 1735 to 1745 at Northill (near Biggleswade), Bedfordshire. Sometime before 1 Aug 1736, he was made Equerry to HRH Frederick, Prince of Wales (son of King George II, and father of King George III). He was ill with gout after 1740. As of 11 May 1742, he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the King’s Own Regiment of Horse, fighting in the Battle of Dettingen (in the War of Austrian Succession) on 27 Jun 1743. He and his wife lived, after 1745, at what is now 104, New Bond Street, Hanover Square, London (originally numbered 97). On 11 May 1745 , he fought in the Battle of Fontenoy (also in the War of Austrian Succession), ending his military service on 24 Dec 1746. From 29 Jun 1747 to 8 Apr 1754, he was Member of Parliament for Wooton Bassett, Wilts., and in Apr 1749, became Groom of the Bedchamber to HRH Frederick, Prince of Wales. He made a will dated 23 Oct 1750, with a codicil dated 25 Nov 1752, all probated on 22 Mar 1756 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. He died on 4 Mar 1756 at Bath, Somersetshire, at age 55, and was buried on 12 Mar 1756 at Sts. Peter & Paul Anglican Abbey Church, Bath, where there is a monumental tablet (on the north nave aisle wall, under the third window from the west). Between 1793 and 1794, George Vancouver appears to have named Madan Point (from which Madan Bay also derives its name), in the Eastern Passage of Alaska, after him.

579. Judith Cowper (wife of the immediately preceding) was born on 22 Aug 1702 (daughter of Justice Spencer Cowper, M.P., by Pennington Goodere, his first wife). She was a poetess and a correspondent of Alexander Pope’s. She was devoutly religious, with strong Wesleyan/Methodist sympathies. She made a will dated 1 Jun 1776, with five codicils dated between 1779 and 22 Nov 1781, all probated on 5 Feb 1782 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. She died on 7 Dec 1781 at Stafford Row, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, at age 79, and was buried at the Grosvenor (or South Audley) Anglican Chapel, Grosvenor Square (Mount Street), Westminster.

— 11th Generation —

1156. Martin Madan was born, all-but certainly between 1642 and 1653 (and certainly before 20 Mar 1659), in Waterford, IRELAND. He was the youngest son and youngest child (of four) of his parents, having two younger paternal half-sisters. He married Penelope Russell in 1698 in Nevis, WEST INDIES, both moving to London shortly thereafter. He appears to have become an Anglican upon his marriage. He made a will dated 17 Mar 1703/4 (probated on 20 Mar 1704 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. London), and died one or two days later at his residence in Aldersgate Street, Charterhouse Square, London, being buried on 23 Mar 1704 at St. Botolph Anglican Church, Aldersgate, London, where (at least circa 1910) there was said to be a monumental tablet.

1157. Penelope Russell (wife of the immediately preceding) was born between Sep 1676 and 1682 in Nevis (second daughter of Col. Sir James Russell, Lt.-Governor thereof, and Penelope Tyrrell (daughter of Sir Timothy Tyrrell, of Shotover, Oxon., by Elizabeth (only child of Archbishop James Ussher), his wife), his wife). She made a will dated 10 Oct 1704, which was probated on 2 Jun 1708 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. She died on 3 Dec 1707, presumaby in London.

— 12th Generation —

2312. Dr. Richard Madan was born circa 1611 (the oldest son and child (of five)), presumably in Waterford, of which he was a Freeman; he was a physician and and long was the principal (and often the only) physician in the City, for which reason alone under Cromwell he was not expelled from the City and exiled beyond the English Pale as a Catholic. He appears on the Waterford census of 1641 (and those of 1659 and 1663/64), and was the owner of considerable property there (of which the preparer of this Ahnentafel (a descendant of his third son (Robert)) has record), and closely related by blood and marriage to the principal Catholic families of the City (e.g., Wyse, Sherlock, Comerford, Lumbard, Dobbyn, Browne, Fagan, Meyler, Walsh, Devereux). Under Cromwell, he was dispossessed of nearly all his property, despite its being legally entailed to him, and spent many years in litigation to fight Protestant Cromwellian and Williamite confiscation of it. He married Marie-Alice Fagan circa 4 Oct 1638, presumably in Waterford; they had 4 sons. After his first wife’s death, he married Elizabeth “Beale” Lincoln (childless widow of ___ Sutton), likely before 8 Mar 1653, and certainly before 1665; they had 2 daughters. He was made executor of his father’s estate in 1653 by the Consistorial Court of Waterford & Lismore. In Mar 1687/88 he was made an Alderman of Waterford by appointment of King James II. He made an undated will in 1690 in Waterford and died there between 1 Apr and 4 May of that year, being buried shortly thereafter with his ancestors in the ruins of the despoiled Holy Ghost Catholic Franciscan Friary there; his estate was probated on 5 May 1690 in the Consistorial Court of Waterford & Lismore.

2313. Marie-Alice Fagan y Browne (first wife of the immediately preceding) was born between 1614 and 1623 (possibly an only child, or an eldest daughter (with no brothers)), presumably in Waterford, where she was the owner of considerable real property. She died between 1642 and 1653, presumably in Waterford.

— 13th Generation —

4624. Patrick Madan was born circa 1575 (the second (but oldest surviving) son (of three), and the second child (of four)), presumably in Waterford, of which he was a Freeman; he was a Notary Public and the owner of considerable real property in and about the city (the bulk of it by inheritance, and under entail to him) . He married Agneda/Agatha Sherlock circa 1610, presumably in Waterford; they had 5 children. He made a will on 8 Mar 1652/53 in Waterford and died there before the 31st of that month; his estate was probated before 31 Dec of that year in the Consistorial Court of Waterford & Lismore, and he was buried in early April of that year in the ruins of the despoiled Holy Ghost Catholic Franciscan Friary, where, according to Vol. 1 of the Journal of the Waterford and South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society, pp. 202, 207-208, 214-215, 219 (1895), there is a monumental stone close to the east window, on the north side of where the altar was, which stone bears the inscription: “Patritius tumulo / Iacet hoc coognomine / Madan / Corpora terra permit / Spiritus astra petit” (i.e., “Patrick lies in this tomb / Bearing the surname / Madan / Earth presses his body down / His soul rises to the stars”).

4625. Agneda/Agatha Sherlock (wife of the immediately preceding) was born before 1602, presumably in Waterford, and died before 8 Mar 1652/53.

4626. John Fagan was born before 1600, presumably in Waterford, of which he was a Freeman, and where he was the owner of considerable real property. He married Joan Browne y ? before 1614, presumably in Waterford; they had at least 3 children. From 9 Jul 1629 to 8 Jul 1630, he served as Sheriff of Waterford, by election of the Freemen of the city. He made a will on 13 Feb 1636/37 in Waterford and died in that year; his estate was probated before 31 Dec of that year in the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Dublin, IRELAND.

4627. Joan Browne (wife of the immediately preceding) was born before 1600, presumably in Waterford, where she was the owner of property, in her own right, which she made over to her daughter, Marie Alice Fagan, as a marriage portion. She died after 4 Oct 1638.

— 14th Generation —

9248. Richard Madan was born after 1544, presumably in Waterford, of which he was a Freeman, and where he was the owner of considerable real property (which he entailed to his descendants by male primogeniture). He married Anstace Comerford y ? circa 1570, presumably in Waterford; they had 4 children. From 9 Jul 1590 to 7 Jul 1591, and again from 4 Jul 1594 to 5 Jul 1596 (two successive terms), and yet again (perhaps) from 9 Jul 1596 to 7 Jul 1597, he served as Sheriff of Waterford, by election of the Freemen of the city. From 5 Jul 1599 to 3 Jul 1600, he served as Mayor of Waterford, also by election of its Freemen. He made a will on 20 Apr 1602 and died on 10 May following, in Waterford; his estate was probated on 21 Jun of that year in the Prerogative Court of Armagh.

9249. Anstace Comerford (wife of the immediately preceding) was born before 1557, presumably in Waterford She died after 1605.

— 15th Generation —

18496. James Madan was born circa 1500 (ex hypothesi the son of #36992, below), presumably in Waterford, of which he was a Freeman, and lived circa 12 Jun 1536 nearby at Whitestown, co. Waterford. He married Belflora Sherlock circa 1542; they had 6 children. From 20 Sep 1537 to 18 Sep 1538, he served as Bailiff of Waterford, by election of the Freemen of the city. From 20 Sep 1548 to 18 Sep 1549, and again from 21 Sep 1553 to 19 Sep 1554, he served as Mayor of Waterford, also by election of its Freemen. He died between 19 Sep 1554 and 26 Sep 1604 and was buried at Christ Catholic Church, Waterford.

18497. Belflora Sherlock (wife of the immediately preceding) was born circa 1526, presumably in Waterford.

18498. William Comerford was born before 1540. He had at least two children.

— 16th Generation —

36992. John Madan was born circa 1470 (ex hypothesi the son of #73984, below), presumably in Waterford, of which he was a Freeman. From 19 Sep 1510 to 18 Sep 1511, and again from 18 Sep 1516 to 16 Sep 1517, he served as Mayor of Waterford, by election of the Freemen of the city. He died after 1544, presumably in Waterford.

36994. James Sherlock was born circa 1504, presumably in Waterford, of which he was a Freeman. He married Catherine Lumbard, in 1525, presumably in Waterford. From 18 Sep 1533 to 17 Sep 1534, and again from 17 Sep 1534 to 16 Sep 1535, and yet again from 18 Sep 1539 to 16 Sep 1540, he served as Bailiff of Waterford, by election of the Freemen of the city. He died between 1541 and 1544, presumably in Waterford.

36995. Catherine Lumbard (wife of the immediately preceding) was born before 1510, presumably in Waterford. After the death of her first husband, she married Walter Cowley, in 1547.

— 17th Generation —

73984. John Madan was born circa 1445 (ex hypothesi the son of #147968, below), presumably in Waterford, of which he was a Freeman. From 17 Sep 1488 to 16 Sep 1489, and again from 15 Sep 1490 to 21 Sep 1491, he served as Bailiff of Waterford, by election of the Freemen of the City. From 21 Sep 1495 to 19 Sep 1496, and again from 16 Sep 1501 to 21 Sep 1503 (two successive terms), he served as Mayor of Waterford, also by election of its Freemen. He died after 21 Sep 1503, presumably in Waterford.

73988. James Sherlock, of Gracedieu, co. Waterford, and of Rossduff, co. Waterford, was born circa 1481, presumably in Waterford, of which he was a Freeman. He married Belflora Dobbyn in 1503. From 18 Sep 1505 to 17 Sep 1506, he served as Bailiff of Waterford, by election of the Freemen of the city. From 15 Sep 1519 to 20 Sep 1520, and again from 21 Sep 1525 to 20 Sep 1526, and yet again from 16 Sep 1529 to 15 Sep 1530, and finally from 17 Sep 1534 to 16 Sep 1535, he served as Mayor of Waterford, also by election of its Freemen. He died circa 1552.

73989. Belflora Dobbyn (wife of the immediately preceding) was born before 1488, presumably in Waterford.

73990. William Lumbard was born before 1465, presumably in Waterford, of which he was a Freeman. From 19 Sep 1492 to 18 Sep 1493, he served as Mayor of Waterford, by election of the Freemen of the city.

— 18th Generation —

147968. John Madan was born circa 1415 (ex hypothesi the son of #295936, below), presumably in Waterford, of which he was a Freeman. From 18 Sep 1454 to 17 Sep 1455, and from 21 Sep 1457 to 19 Sep 1458, he served as Mayor of Waterford, by election of the Freemen of the City.

147976. James Sherlock, of Gracedieu, co. Waterford, and of Rossduff, co. Waterford (both estates given to him by grant of King Henry VII in 1494), was born before 1450, presumably in Waterford, of which he was a Freeman. From 18 Sep 1471 to 16 Sep 1472, and again from 17 Sep 1477 to 16 Sep 1478, and yet again from 21 Sep 1491 to 19 Sep 1492, he served as Bailiff of Waterford, by election of the Freemen of the city. He married Belflora Lincoln circa 1480. From 20 Sep 1480 to 19 Sep 1481, he served as Mayor of Waterford, also by election of its Freemen. He died after 1500.

147977. Belflora Lincoln (wife of the immediately preceding) was born circa 1460, presumably in Waterford.

147978. Nicholas Dobbyn was born before 1472, presumably in Waterford.

— 19th Generation —

295936. Thomas Madan was born circa 1380 (ex hypothesi the son of #591872, below), presumably in Waterford. On 10 Apr 1435, King Henry VI granted him and his descendants the Freedom of the city (i.e., the legal status of Freemen) and the legal “condition of Englishmen” (Irish Patent Roll, 13 Hen. 6 (London 1828, p. 257, col. 2)).

295952. Sir John Sherlock was born circa 1420. He married Catherine Roche (or “Sutton” or “Sherlock”) circa 1449. From 21 Sep 1457 to 20 Sep 1458, he served as Bailiff of Waterford, by election of the Freemen of the city. From 15 Sep 1462 to 20 Sep 1463, and again from 20 Sep 1475 to 18 Sep 1476, he served as Mayor of Waterford, also by election of its Freemen.

295953. Catherine Roche (or “Sutton” or “Sherlock”) (Christian name is certain; surname is uncertain) (wife of the immediately preceding) was born circa 1430, presumably in Waterford.

295954. John Lincoln was Bailiff of Waterford, by election of the Freemen of the city.

— 20th Generation —

591872. William Madan was born before 1350, presumably in Waterford. From 18 Sep 1380 to 16 Sep 1381, he served as Mayor of Waterford, by election of the Freemen of the city.

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