Christopher USSHER, Esq., of Lower Kilcarry, Captain R.N. (lieutenant, 1757; captain, 1761).--The family of Ussher claim to be a branch of the great Anglo-Saxon family of Neville, notable for baying among its members the Earl of Warwick, called the King-Maker, and a queen consort of England. Tradition says they took their name from the office of Usher held by a member of the family in the Court of Prince John, Lord of Ireland. They retain to the present day as their motto the old punning motto of the Nevilles, "Ne vile velis."
This family can show an unbroken descent from Arland Ussher, who was Bailiff or High Sheriff of Dublin, 1460, and Mayor in 1469.
By his wife, Anne Berford, or Beresford, he had two sons - John (from whom descended Henry Ussher, Lord Archbishop of Armagh, one of the founders of Trinity College, Dublin; and James Ussher, Lord Archbishop of Armagh, the celebrated scholar and divine), also Robert Ussher, Provost of T.C.D., and Lord Bishop of Kildare. Arland Ussher's second son, Christopher, married Alsone, daughter of Thomas Fitzwilliam, ancestor of the Viscounts Fitzwilliam; and his great grandson, Sir William Ussher, Clerk of the Privy Council, married Isabella, daughter of Adam Loftus, Lord Archbishop of Dublin and Lord Chancellor of Ireland, from whom descend the Marquesses of Ely.
This Sir William Ussher's grandson--Sir William Ussher, of the Castle of Grange, Co. Wicklow - had a grandson, Christopher Ussher, of Mount Ussher, Co. Wicklow, who was father of John Ussher, of Mount Ussher, High Sheriff of Co. Wicklow, 1764; M.P. for Inistiogne, 1783; also of Martha Ussher, who married Rev. R. Edgeworth, and was mother of the celebrated Abbe Edgworth de Firmont, who attended Louis XVI. on the scaffold ; and of Captain Christopher Ussher, of Lower Kilcarry, in the parish of Clonegal.
This Christopher Ussher married Margaret Bailie, and had a son, Christopher, who succeeded to his uncle John Ussher's estates, and founded the family now seated at Eastwell, Co. Galway; also a daughter, Elizabeth, who married John Rowan, Esq., and succeeded to her father's property at Kilcarry. Lower. Kilcarry House is still to be seen at the junction of the rivers Derry and Slaney.Extracts from the Vestry-Book of the Parish of Moyacomb, otherwise Clonegal, in the Counties Carlow, Wexford, and Wicklow.
Paul Ross USSHER
(1877-1967) was born in Walkerton, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. and is a direct descendant of the captioned couple, see his Pedigree Chart
Ancestral Families connected to Paul are; USSHER
; COLCLOUGH; GAMMOND*
Cecil T.H. BISHOP
(1884-1963) was born in Oxford County, Ontario, Canada. and is a direct descendant of the captioned couple, see his Pedigree Chart
Ancestral Families connected to Cecil are; BISHOP