TUITE OF KILLEEN AND CLOONE
ROBERT STRATFORD TUITE, of Killeen, co. Longford, and Cloone, co. Cavan. J.P. for co.Longford, late Major 4th Batt. Royal Irish Fusiliers, b. 27 July, 1852; m. 15 May 1888,
Georgina Phelps, eldest surviving dau. of the late Major George Roche Smith, 2nd Queen’s Royals, and 99th Regt.., by Grace Elizabeth his wife, eld. dau. of Major Robert Hedges EyreMaunsell, 39th Regt.,
of Plassey, co. Limerick, and Beakstown, co. Tipperary, and has issue,
1. Thomas Mark Hardress Stratford, b. 17 April, 1891.
Eric Maunsell Stratford, b. 25 April 1892.
3. Evelyn Morgan Aubrey Stratford, b. 1 Aug. 1894.
4. Maurice John Southwell Law, b. 15 Jan 1902.
1. Gladys Grace Dawson-Damer Stratford.
Lineage. –Sir Richard De Tuite accompanied the Earl of Pembroke into Ireland 1172, and was killed in Athlone 1211, while holding a Court. He erected the famous abbey of Lara,
nearGranard, co. Longford, in 1205, long the burial place of the Princes of Annally, and where he himself was buried. Sir Richard left two sons,
1. Sir Richard de Tuite, surnamed The Black,
Baron of Moycashell.
2. Maurice Tuite, ancestor of Tuite of Sonnagh (see Burke’s Peerage and Barondage).
A branch of the family of Tuite of Sonnagh, possessing
lands in the cos. of Longford, Cavanand Meath, descends from Sir Edmund Tuite. Knt., m. Alice, dau. of James Fitzgerald, ofLaceagh, co. Westmeath , and had a son, Edward Tuite, of Tuitestown, co.Westmeath, b. 1612. High
Sheriff 1642, who, while sheriff, raised the county against His Magisty’s Army, and was killed in a battle near Ticroghan; in consequence of which, his estates ofTuitestown, Ledwithstown, Carolstown, Coblestown, and others,
became forfeited, and were granted to Philip, Lord Wharton, and were claimed by Thomas Tuite, son of Edward Tuite, in 1664, but the “Act of Explanation” of 1666 excluded the claims of Innocents (seeReport of Carte Papers, 1869, at the
Bodleian Lib. Oxford).
Thomas Tuite, grandson of Edward Tuite, settled at Carragh, Granard, co. Longford, in 1700, and m. 1720, Kathleen, dau. of James Major, of Higginstown, in that co., and d. 1772, aged 92, leaving two
sons, Francis; James, b. 1732; and one dau. surviving.
The elder son,
Francis Tuite, b. 1730; m. 1752, Rachel, dau. of Rev. Edward Groome, M.A., of Eyre Court, co. Galway, and d. 3 May. 1813, having by her (who d.
July, 1799) had issue,
1. Thomas, his heir.
2. Edward, d. April, 1792.
The elder son,
Thomas Tuite, of Rockfield, Grandard, b. 10 April,
1756, was a very extensive land agent, and held, with other agencies, that of his kinsman, Sir Henry Tuite, 8th bart., of Sonagh. He m. 23 June, 1790, Mary, dau. of Edward Reid, J.P., of Galmoylestown, co. Meath,
and by her (who d. 23 Aug. 1827) had issue,
1. Thomas, his heir.
2. Edward, d. 15 May, 1876.
1. Alice Pailes, d. 11 Aug. 1830.
2. Jane, d. June, 1831.
3. Matilda Maconchy, d. 1870.
4. Maria, d. 1868.
5. Rachel Groom, d. 4 July, 1822.
Mr. Tuite d. 26 June
1827, and was s. by his eldest son, Thomas Tuite, of Granard, co.Longford, b. 11 March, 1806; m. 10 Nov. 1842, Eleanor, dau. of Capt. Robert Stratford, ofAnnsgrove, co. Westmeath, and by her (who d. 25 Feb. 1901) had issue,
1. Thomas Groonie,
b. 21 April, 1845; d. 11 July, 1858.
2. Robert Strattford, of Killeen and Cloone.
1. Mary, d. 29 Sept. 1843.
2. Annie Jane, d. urm.
31 March, 1888.
Mr. Thomas Tuite d. 29 Sept. 1893.
Seats – Killeen, Granard, co. Longford; and Cloone Gowna co. Cavan. Residence – 27, Herbert Place Dublin.