website icon graphic

FredQuest Genealogy

Stephen Edward Collis


STEPHEN EDWARD COLLIS, of Tieraclea, co. Kerry, b. 6 Oct. 1872.

 Lineage. -- WILLIAM COLLIS, an officer in Heriome Sankey's Regt. of Horse, in Cromwell's army, left a son,

 JOHN COLLIS, m. Mary, dau. of Philip Corridon, of Kilmacaha, and had a son,

 WILLIAM COLLIS, of Lisedoge, co. Kerry, m. 1685, Martha, 2nd dau. of Col. Frederick Mullins, of Ballingobbin (now Burnham), near Dingle, by his wife Jane, 4th dau. of Dean John Eveleigh, by Mildred Caldwell his wife, and had a son,

 1. WILLIAM, of whom presently.

 He m. 2ndly, 1693, Mary, 2nd dau. of Rev. Dr. Benjamin Cross, Rector of Christ Church, Cork, by Anne his wife, 2nd dau. of Dean John Eveleigh, before mentioned, and had issue,

2. JOHN, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Peter Cooke, and was ancestor of the Castle Cooke branch.

3. Thomas (Rev.), Vicar of Dingle, m. Avis Blennerhassett, of the Ballyseedv family, and left issue, a dau., Jaue, m. Frederick Mullins, eldest brother of Thomas, 1st Lord Ventry.

4. Edward, s. his half-brother; m. Ellen, dau of Christopher Hilliard, of Ballygarron, and had issue. He was ancestor of the family of COLLIS of Lismore, co. Kerry.

5. ROBERT, of whom hereafter.

The son of the 1st marriage,

REV. WILLIAM COLLIS, Vicar-General of the Diocese of Ardfert, m. Isabella Galwey (d. 23 Nov. 1771), of the family of GALWEY of Carbery, and d.s.p. 25 May, 1754, leaving all his estates to his halfbrother Edward.

ROBERT COLLIS, 5th son of William Collis, by Mary his and wife, m. 1st, Elizabeth Day, dau. of Edward Day, of Tralee ; and 2ndly, in 1743, Mary, dau. of Maurice Fitzgerald, Knight of Kerry, by Elizabeth, sister of Maurice Crosbie, 1st Lord Brandon. By his and wife (who m. 2ndly, Thomas Rice, grandfather of Thomas, 1st Lord Mounteagle) he had issue,

1. MAURICE (Rev.), Rector of Kilsallaghan, co. Dublin, m. Anne, dau. of Ambrose Wilson, of Cahirconlish House, co. Limerick, and d.s.p.

2. Thomas, m. 1784, Eliza, 3rd dau. of Thomas Chaytor, of Charlemont Place, Dublin, and d. 17 Aug. 1795, leaving issue,

1. Thomas (Rev.), d. unm.
2. William, Lieut. Royal Marines, 6. 21 April, 1788 ; m. Eliza, dau. of William Allan, Barrister-at-Law, and d.s.p. 10 Feb. 1866.
3. Maurice Fitzgerald, Capt. H.E.I.C.S., b. 18 April, 1790 ; d. unm. 7 Feb. 1824.
4. STEPHEN EDWARD, eventually of Tieraclea.
1. Mary, m. ist, Rev. Samuel Despard, Rector of Tyrrellpass, Westmeath ; and 2ndly, Rev. William Drought, Rector of Cloghlane, and d.s.p. 3 Nov. 1869.

3. John Fitzgerald, Deputy Keeper of the Records in Ireland, m. Margaret, dau. of John Day, and by her (who m. 2ndly, 1795, Robert Staveley) left issue,

1. John Day, d.s.p.
2. Robert FitzGerald (Rev.), Prebendary of Kilconnel, co. Galway, b. 12 Aug. 1790 ; m. 24 May, 1815. Maria, dau. of Edward Bourke, of Nun's Island, co. Galway. She d. 27 Jan. 1876. He d. 6 May, 1863, leaving issue,

 (1) John Day (Rev.), D.D., Vicar of Stratford-on-Avon, Fellow of Worcester Coll. Oxford, b. 24 Feb. 1816 : m. 1st, 18 June, 1846, Josephine Martha (who d. 16 Oct. 1868), dau. of J. C. Tyler, and 2ndly, 11 Aug. 1871, Elizabeth, widow of Rear-Admiral Douglas Curry, and dau. of Edward Castleman, D.L., of Chettle Manor, Dorset, and d.s.p. 1 April, 1879.
(2) Robert Denny, b. 16 Jan. 1819 ; m. 1855, Sophia Frost, of Montreal. She d. 1 Sept. 1866. He d. 8 Oct. 1864, leaving issue,

 1. William Robert FitzGerald, b. 16 Oct. 1857; m. Constance, dau. of de Winton.
1. Caroline Amy, d. young.
2. Evaleen.

(3) Edward George, b. n Aug. 1821 ; d. 25 March, 1822.
(4) Maurice Henry, M.D., F.R.C.S.I., b. 15 Oct. 1824 ; m. 10 Aug. 1852, Sarah Marcella Lyster, dau. of William Jameson, M.D., and d. 28 March, 1869, leaving issue,

 1. Robert William, F.R.C.S.I., b. 8 Aug. 1854 ; m. Kate, dau. of Greer, of Ballyoonan, co. Louth.
2. Maurice Henry FitzGerald (Rev.), B.D., Vicar of Antrim, b. 3 June, 1859 ; m. 1stly, July, 1889, Constance, dau. of Henry Mitchell, of Drumreaske, co. Monaghan. She d. 28 March, 1902, having had issue,

a. Maurice Fitzgerald, b. 18 March, 1898.
a. Lucy Helena.
b. Edith Sara.
c. Constance Blanche Mary.
d. Geraldine Maud.
e. Kathleen Margaret
f. Honora Frances.

He m. 2ndly, 19 April, 1910, Ida Kathleen, dau. of Wakefield Dixon, of Dunowen, Belfast, and has issue,

b. Robert Desmond Fitzgerald, b. 14 Sept. 1911.

3. William Stewart, B.A. Trin. Coll. Dublin, b. 27 Sept. 1860 ; m. 20 Aug. 1886, Edith, dau. of J. K. Barton, M.D., of Dublin, and has issue.

1. Lucy Elizabeth Jean, m. 14 Sept. 1880, George Abraham Grierson, C.I.E., I.C.S.
2. Maria Louisa, m. 31 Jan. 1900, Capt. Ernest Gordon Farquharson, R.E., 3rd son of Col. M. H. Farquharson, R.M.L.I. He d. 1902.
3. Sarah Henrietta, m. H. R. Spackman, M.D., of Penn Fields, Staffordshire, and has issue.
4. Jessie Margaret.

(5) Richard, b. 13 Jan. 1826 ; d. unm. 16 Sept. 1855.
(6) William Bourke, b. 25 June, 1827 ; d. unm. 30 Jan. 1845.
(7) Edward, b. 25 March, 1829 ; d. unm. 12 Aug. 1870.
(8) Stewart, b. 22 Nov. 1831 ; d. unm. 22 Sept. 1865.
(1) Elizabeth Anne, m. 29 Oct. 1840, Ambrose Rush, who rf. 12 Feb. 1864.
(2) Margaret.
(3) Maria Adelaide, m. 22 Jan. 1862, Rev. John Beatty, and had issue, one son, d. in infancy.

3. Maurice, an eminent surgeon of Dublin, m. 1821, Frances, sister of Rev. Edward Herbert, of Kilpeacon, co. Limerick. She d s.p. 1850.

Mr. Collis was eventually s. by his grandson,

STEPHEN EDWARD COLLIS, of Tieraclea, co. Kerry, J P. cos. Kerry and Limerick, b. 31 July, 1794 : m. 29 July, 1829, Margaret, eldest dau. of Thomas William Sandes, D.L., of Sallow Glen, co. Kerry, and by her (who d. 25 Aug. 1868) had issue,

1 STEPHEN EDWARD, his heir.
2. Thomas William Sandes (Rev.), First Vicar of St. Bartholomew's, Brighton, b. 3 Nov. 1835 ; d. 6 Jan. 1905.
3. Maurice Fitzgerald, b. 3 May, 1837 ; d. 16 March, 1838.
4. Francis William, C.B. (1890), Maj.-Gen. retired, Indian Army, Col. 2ist Punjabis, b. 8 July, 1839 ; m. 2 March, 1878, Charlotte Mary Debnam (New Brighton, Emsworth, Hants) dau. of Col. Anthony Stewart, B.S.C. (see STEWART of Ardvorlich). He d. 22 Dec. 1905, leaving issue,

1. Margaret, m. 19 July, 1911, Ronald Charles Kindersley, son of Capt. H. W. S. Kindersley, agth Regt.
2. Frances Alice Debnam, m. 30 July, 1908, Capt. William Murray Stewart, Cameron Highlanders (see STEWART of Ardvorlich).

5. William James Fitzgerald, b. 10 Dec. 1842 ; m. 21 Oct. 1881, Amy, dau. of Beikeley B. Talbot, of Byrne, South Africa.
6. Falkiner Sandes COLLIS-SANDES, of Oak Park, co. Kerry (set COLLIS-SANDES of Oak Park).

1. Mary and 2. Anna, twins, d. in infancy, 24 Dec. 1833.
3. Margaret Elizabeth, d. unm. 31 Oct. 1861.
4. Anna Ruth, d. unm. 21 Aug. 1866.
5. Elizabeth, d. 18 Sept. 1909, having m. 29 Sept. 1859, Rev. Thomas Williamson Peile, Rector of Ashmore, Dorset. He d. April, 1904.
6. Mary, d. unm. 31 Jan. 1904.
7. Frances, m. 20 Oct. 1880, the Rev. G. McCutchan, B.D., Rector of Kenmare, co. Kerry, and has issue, a dau.
8. Gertrude Kathleen.

Mr. Collis d. 7 Jan. 1880, and was s. by his eldest son,

STEPHEN EDWARD COLLIS, of Tieraclea, co. Kerry, J.P. cos. Kerry and Limerick, High Sheriff of Kerry 1884, b. 7 July, 1831: m. ist, 25 Jan. 1865, 'Sophie Thompson, younger dau. of Rev. Francis W. Grant, M.A., of Banff, N.B., and had issue,

STEPHEN EDWARD, now of Tieraclea. He m. 2ndly. 23 April, 1906, Lilian Veronica L'Estrange, youngest dau. of the late Daniel Reardon, M.D., R.N., by whom he had issue, Stephanie Edna, b. 17 Oct. 1907. He d. 16 May, 1912, being s. by his son. S

Seat: Tieraclea, Tarbert, co Kerry.  

Source: Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland by Sir Bernard Burke, C.B. LL.D., and revised by A.C. Fox-Davies,  Harrison & Sons (London : 1912), page 123-4