Byrne – Dixon – Makewy – Agard

Derek Byrne 1965 / Edward Byrne 1969 /

Phylomena Dixon 1947 / Donal Dixon / 1951

John Dixon 1916

John Dixon 1881

Patrick Dixon 1851

Christopher Dixon 1810

Michael Dixon 1780

Patrick Dixon 1745

Gilbert Dixon 1709

William Dixon 1675

Gilbert Dixon 1637

Andrew Dixon 1609 of Troman House, Enfield, Co. Meath Married Margery Makewy b. C 1605

Francis Makewy 1580

Mary Agard 3rd daughter Married William Makewy b. 1560

Rt. Hon. Francis Agard (1529 – 1577)

Sir Thomas Agard of Foston Derbys (1499 – 1549)

Sir Ralph Agard (1461 – 1516) Father and son died same year

Sir John Agard (1430 – 1516)

Sir Thomas Agard of Foston Hall, Derbys b. 1403 (2nd son)

Sir Thomas Agard b. 1370

The Rt. Hon. Francis Agard was sent to Ireland by Henry VIII as a member of the Privy Council of Ireland, Receiver of Irish Revenues and Governor of Wexford. His second daughter Cecily married Sir Henry Harrington and it is he who erected the monument to Francis over his tomb at Christchurch Cathedral.

Francis was the younger brother of The Rt.  Hon. Sir Thomas Agard of Foston Hall in Derbyshire. His Father, our direct ancestor was also The Rt. Hon. Sir Thomas Agard of Foston Hall in Derbyshire. As Francis only had female heirs, this branch of the Agard line died with him. The pedigree above represents a direct and fully documented descent from one of King Herny VIII’s most trusted friends and confidents. He was also a tutor to the young King Edward VI for a time.