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Families of Carrigtwohill
Standish Barry of Leamlara
Penal Laws - Oath of Allegiance
The 'Convert Rolls' recorded those who converted to the so-called established faith. Whereas the 'Catholic Qualification
Rolls' of the Penal Laws required Roman Catholics to take an oath of allegiance to the Crown in order to avail of
relaxations of the Penal Laws, and benefit of rights newly restored under Catholic Relief Acts. These were predominantly
prosperous landowners, merchants, and professionals, who had no intention of denouncing their faith.
In 1774, this Act was passed to permit the King’s subjects, of any religion, to take an oath at the local assizes (courts)
“to testify to their loyalty and allegiance to him, to promote peace and industry in the kingdom”
Standish Barry, signerd the 'Catholic Qualification Rolls'. Thus, taking the oath, and remained Catholic.
“At an adjournment of a General Sessions of the peace held at the Kings Old Castle the 15 Febry 1794”
What's in a Name
Garret Barry of Leamlary, or Leamlara, obtained a ‘confirmatory' grant from, Charles II, for the princely sum
of £10, by deed dated 36th year of that sovereign’s reign, circa 1685.
The following entry may be found within John Bernard Burke's, ‘A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the
Commoners of Great Britain & Ireland’, 1836.
“Garrett married Ellen, daughter of Daniel Duf O’Cahill, by Ellen, his wife, daughter of M’Cartie Reagh,
whose mother was descended from the noble house of Roche, Barrymore, and Ormond, by various intermarriages."
Garrett who succeeded his father, married Catherine, daughter of Standish Grady, of Elton, Limerick. He
was in turn succeeded by Standish. Standish Barry who married Margaret Roche in July 1787, had six children
who Burke names as; Garret Standish, John who died unmarried in 1833; Henry who married a Miss Burnett; Penelope,
and Anne, all of whom adopted the double barrel name Standish Barry. Garrett Standish Barry
(1788–1864), grandson of Garrett & Mary Anne Hussey of Leamlara, succeeded his father accordingmto Burke,
in April 1823, was to inherit the family estate.
The baptismal entries at St. Michael's, Limerick, record only three of their children who were all baptised in
this parish are including in following tabulation. These entries are all in Latin, and Extremely difficult to read
|12 Jun 1788
||Phillipus Roche & Margareta White
|15 Jul 1789
||Phillipus Roche & Maria Anna [Illegible ]
|19 Feb 1791
||Joannes Henrie Standio
||Domonicus Georius Regan & Margareta O'Kelly
Death of standish Barry
The opening passage of Burke’s genealogy of the Standish Barry family advises, Garrett Standish Barry, succeeded
to the estate of Leamlara upon the death of his father, Standish, in April 1823. This was an incorrect statement,
as he actually died two years earlier, 27th May 1821. An edited extract cleaned up version of the
Freeman Journal which announced his death has been included.