Patrick Grehan III, 1818 -1877

Patrick GREHAN III  is Celia O’Bryen’s brother, and son of Patrick Grehan Junior, grandson of Patrick Grehan Senior,  and  Thady Grehan’s great grandson. He was born 1818 in Ireland, and died 1877 in Hampstead, London.  He married Frances Susan PITCHFORD 1842 in Poplar, [probably the parish of St leonard, bromley poplar} London.  She was born 1821 in Stratford, Essex, and died 1893 in Hampstead, London.

Their children are:

Edward Aloysius GREHAN, born 1843 in Poplar, London; died Bef. 1864.

Mary O’Connor GREHAN, born 1844 in Poplar, London.

Wilfred GREHAN, born 1849 in Ireland.

Clare GREHAN, born 1858 in Ireland.

Edward Aloysius GREHAN, born 1864 in Ireland; died 1881.

By 1871, Patrick’s branch of the Grehan family merits its own entry in Burke’s Landed Gentry

Grehan of Mount Plunkett. 

Grehan Patrick, esq. of Mount Plunkett and St John’s co Roscommon, J.P., b 21 March 1818; m. 4 April 1842, Frances, eldest dau. of the late John Pitchford, esq. of Norwich, a descendant of the old family of Pitchford of Shropshire, and has issue,

  1. Wilfrid b 6 Aug 1848
  2. Charles b Nov 1850
  3. Gerard b May 1852
  4. Francis b Oct 1855
  1. Mary O’Conor Graham
  2. Alice
  3. Louisa
  4. Clare
  5. Agnes

Lineage – The family of Grehan claims descent from the Grahams of Montrose, and tradition narrates that its ancestor, escaping from the persecutions in Scotland, fled to Ireland and changed his name to Grehan.

The present Stephan Grehan, esq. of Rutland Square, Dublin succeded by the recent death of his cousin Major Grehan, s.p. to the representation of the Grehan family. His cousin, Patrick Grehan, esq., now of Mount Plunkett, is the son of the late Patrick Grehan, esq. of Dublin ( by Catherine his 1st wife, dau. of George Meecham, esq., and co-heiress of her mother Catherine, dau. and eventual co-heiress of William Hodson, esq. of St John’s, co. Roscommon) and grandson of Patrick Grehan, esq. of Dublin who m. Judith, dau. and eventually co-heiress of Edward Moore, esq. of Mount Browne, co. Mayo (lineally descended from Lewis, the 4th son of  Roger O’More, of Leix, by Margaret, dau. and heiress of Thomas, 3rd son of Pierce, 8th Earl of Ormonde). Through this marriage with the co-heiress of Moore, Mr Grehan of Mount Plunkett quarters the arms of O’More of Leix, and Butler, Ormonde.

Link to BLG 1871: http://tinyurl.com/pqu2tuj 

  • National Library of Ireland: Arms of Grehan of Mount Plunkett, Co Roscommon, 1863. GO MS 179: 101
  • National Library of Ireland: Copy of confirmation of arms to Patrick Grehan, Mount Plunkett & St Johns, Co Roscommon, grandson of Patrick Grehan of Dublin, merchant, 5 June 1863. GO MS 109: 13-14

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