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Synnot of Co. Wexford – early families

This page contains transcribed copies of the family tree charts originally produced by Mary Elizabeth Sinnott in her book  “Annals of the Sinnott, Rogers, Coffin, Corlies, Reeves, Bodine and Allied Families”, edited by Josiah Granville Leach LLD, and originally printed for private circulation by J B Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, 1905.

Book title page: Mary E Sinnott, 1905

Book title page: Mary E Sinnott, 1905

Its well out of print and out of copyright now, and can be downloaded from us.archive.org.  It is fairly hard  reading if, like me, you don’t have an in depth knowledge of the British and Irish historical context, and things like the practice of noting dates as the year of a monarch’s reign (eg 11 April, 34 Elizabeth) can be a bit confusing, but the charts that the Sinnott chapter contains give a really clear picture of the genealogy of Sinnotts in Co Wexford.   Don’t expect to conclusively discover your direct ancestor here though – its still a bit of a leap from the earliest known ancestor (usually from parish records) of most living Sinnott families to these very early Sinnotts.

This first chart starts with David Synagh of Co. Wexford, who was living in about 1280, through about 12 generations to the mid 1600’s.  Clicking on the image will produce a readable version of it, though you will need to scroll from side to side and up and down to see the whole chart.

Descendants of David Synagh of Co Wexford, who was living in 1280, through to mid 1600's

Descendants of David Synagh of Co Wexford, who was living in 1280, through to mid 1600’s

The next chart shows the descendants of Pierce Synnot of Ballytramon.   When you don’t have concrete dates, and when there are so many similar names its very easy to get generations mixed up, or put the wrong person in a family.   I’m not sure what the errors are in either of these charts, but I can say there must be some – at the least it is generations missing, but I am also wondering if two of the “Mark Synnots” have been confused, and the generations have been mixed up a bit – one of these Mark Synnots married Anne Nugent, and the other married Susannah Nugent.   The chart shown below is transcribed directly from Mary E Sinnotts charts in the “Annals of the Sinnott….and allied families” of 1905.

Descendants of Pierce Synnot of Ballytramon

Descendants of Pierce Synnot of Ballytramon

 

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