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From: Bernard Morgan <>
Subject: Re: [R-M222] Changing Religions
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 16:44:19 +0000
> Despite this, a son of the Lord Kingston who received vast land grants in Sligo (Major
> John King in the Cromwellian army) married a Catholic.
I have long wondered if Sir Coote’s Regtiment was recruited in Ireland. It seems it was:
Major John King’s father "Sir Robert King" was from Boyle Abbey, County Roscommon. Major John King’s grandfather, "John King", had been granted Boyle Abbey in 1603.
[An eighteenth century work claims John King to have Yorkshire origins, yet I m troubled by the personal detail I find given:
Sir John King’s Family
A. Sir John King.
Born: 1560, approximately
Where: Stafford, Yorkshire, England
Married: 1585, Isleham, Cambridgeshire
Spouse: Catherine Drury, Born 1566, Boyle Abbey, Boyle, Ireland
Died: 1617, England.
Father: Robert Drury. Born 1540, Boyle Abbey
Family origins at Hawstead, Suffolk near Bury-St. Edmonds and Isleham.
Descended From: King Henry I
Granted: Lease On Boyle Abbey, 1603
The problem for me is that he marries Catherine Drury of Boyle Abbey Co Roscommon, Ireland, in Cambridge, England? Which seem unrealistic and very co-incidentally that eighteen years later he will be granted the same lands in Ireland. Elsewhere, Catherine Drury is made to be a descendant of Edward I ...]
By the way “King” is an Anglization of the local Roscommon surname “Conroy”.
Interestly John King serves with Robert Morgan in Coote’s regiment :
"The following is the muster roll of the officers of Col. Sir Richard Coote's Regiment of Horse:
Major John King (now Lord of Kingston) ; Q.M. E. J. Byrne.
Sir Richard Cootes own troop : Cornet Edward Cooper ; Q. M. C. Cartwright.
Captain Robert Morgan : Cornet Thomas Wood; Q. M. Henry "Beven.
Captain Francis King : L* James King ; Cornet Edmond Nicholson ; Q,. M. Thomas Harloe or Harle.
Captain Thomas Hart : L* Michael Pockeredge.
Captain Robert Oliver : L* Pockeredge ; Cornet Henry Hughes.
Captain Lewis Jones : Cornet John Thorneton ; Q. M. Nicholas Goulding."
Robert Morgan at the end of “War of the Three Kingdoms” is granted O'Dowd's castle and lands of Cottlestown, county Sligo. He is most likely Robert Morgan of Dromhaire form the neighboring of barony of Drumahaire, Co. Leitrim (the home to the O Murcadhain i.e. O Morgans). Robert Morgan and Robert Parke, who is also formerly of Dromhaire (1641), where elected in 1659 as MPs for County Sligo.
Where are the Revisionists when you need them ;) i.e. someone to look at the real data and not the emotional history we have been served up.
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