Plantagent Descent

Plantagenet Pedigree

Plantagenet-de Mowbray-de Welles-Plunkett-Hussey-Dixon-Byrne.

Pedigree 1

                                      Derek Dixon-Byrne b. 1965 Dublin                                             

Philomena Dixon (1947)  M.  Edward Byrne (1943) Dublin

John Dixon (b. 1916 – 1986)  M.  Veronica Dowd (1921 – 1996) Dublin

John Dixon (b. 1881) M.  Mary McInerny (b.1883) Dublin

Patrick Dixon (b. 1851)  M.  Mary Killeen ( b.1846) Co. Meath

Christopher Dixon (b. 1810)  M. Elizabeth (b. 1820) Co. Meath

Michael Dixon (b. 1780)  M.  Alice Foran (b. 1782) Co. Meath

Patrick Dixon (b. 1746)  M.  Anne Reilly (b.1759) Ballyonan House, Co. Meath

Gilbert Dixon (b. 1709) M.   Bridget Carbery (b.c1706 – 1746) Ballonan House, Co. Meath

William Dixon (b.1675)  M.  Elizabeth (b. ?) Troman House, Co. Meath

Gilbert Dixon (b. 1637)  M.  Maria Barnewall (b.1637)  Troman House, Co. Meath

Andrew Dixon (b. 1609)  M.  Margery Makewy (b. 1614) Troman House, Co. Meath

The Dixon family came to Ireland as part of Thomas Agard’s forces sent to quell the Irish rebells by King Henry VIIIs in the 1500s. Thomas Agard’s son Francis Agard was Francis Mackewy’s maternal grandfather.

 Anne Hussey (b. 1595)  M.  Francis Mackewy (b. 1580) Dublin

Thomas Hussey (1569 – 1629)  M.  Anne Plunkett (1575 – 1618)

                     Ellis Plunkett (1547 – 1610)  M.  Walter Hussey (1547 – 1614)                                   

Thomas Plunkett, 2nd Baron Louth (1525 – 1571)  M.  Margaret Barnewall (1530 – 1571)

 Sir Oliver Plunkett, Lord Bewley, 1st Baron Louth (1499 – 1553)  M.  Catherine Rochford (b.1505)

Catherine Nangle (b. 1482)  M.  Sir Patrick Plunkett, Sheriff of Louth (c1475 – 1508)

Ismay de Welles (b. 1455)   M.   Thomas Nangle, 15th Baron of Navan (b.?)

Sir William de Welles, Lord Chancellor of Ireland (b.1411) M.  Anne Barnewall (c1410 – 1463)

The Barnewall family had originally come from France with William the Conqueror but were established in Ireland by the 1400s. Staunch supporters of the House of Lancaster during the Wars of the Roses they were made Barons of Trimlestown by Henry IV in reward for their support for his father Richard 3rd Duke of York as Lieutenant of Ireland.

                   Eudo de Welles ( c1387 – 1421)  M.  Maude Greystoke, Lady Gainsby (1390 – c1416)

Sir Lionel de Wells, 6th Baron de Wells, KG, was the son of Eudo who died before his father therefore Lionel became the 6th Baron. He was slain at the battle of Towton fighting on the Lancastrian side. Lionel’s son John, 1st Viscount Welles was the second husband of Princess Cecily of York, daughter of Edward IV and niece of Richard III. As her sister had married Henry VII she was also the aunt of King Henry VIII.

Sir John de Welles, 5th Baron de Welles (1352 – 1421)  M. Eleanor de Mowbray (b.1354)

Sir John was the English Ambassador to Scotland. His sister Anne de Welles (1359 – 1397) married Sir James le Butler and became Countess of Ormond in 1386. She was the first Countess to live at Kilkenny Castle where she also died in 1397.

John de Mowbray, 4th Lord Mowbray (1340 – 1368)  M.  Elizabeth de Seagrave (1338 – 1399)

Elizabeth de Seagrave was the great granddaughter of Edward I – (see pedigree 2)

John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron de Mowbray (1310 – 1361)  M. Joan Plantagenet (c1310 – 1349)

Henry Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Lancaster (1281 – 1345)  M. Matilda de Chaworth  (b.1282)

Henry is the great x 2 grandfather of Henry IV and great x 4 grandfather of Richard III, the last Plantagenet King – (see pedigree 3). His eldest brother Thomas, the 2nd Earl was executed in 1322.

Edmund Plantagenet, 1st Earl of Lancaster (1245 – 1296)  M.  Blanche of Artois , former Queen consort of Navarre, (1248 – 1302) 

Henry III, King of England (1207 – 1272)  M.  Eleanor of Provence (c1223 – 1291)

John, King of England (1166 – 1216)  M.  (2) Isabella of Angouleme (c1188 – 1246)

Henry II, King of England (1133 – 1189)  M.  Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 – 1254)

Henry II was the first Plantagenet King. He was the father of the famous King Richard the Lionheart. There were 15 Plantagenet Kings in all from Henry II to Richard III.

Matilda, Holy Roman Empress, Countess of Anjou (1102 – 1167) 

M.  Geoffrey, Count of Anjou (1113 – 1151)

Henry I, King of England (1068 – 1135)  M.  (2) Adeliza of Louvain (1103 – 1151)

William I, King of England – William the Conqueror (1028 – 1087) 

M.  Matilda of Flanders (1031 – 1038)

William was the great grandson of Rollo Duke of Normandy.


Pedigree 2.

Elizabeth de Seagrave (1338 – 1399) 

M.  John de Mowbray, 4th Baron de Mowbray (1340 – 1368)

John de Seagrave (c1314 – 1352)  M.  Margret, Duchess of Norfolk (c1320 – 1399)

Thomas of Brotherton, 1st. Earl of Norfolk (1300 – 1338)  M.  Mary de Ros de Browse (d. 1326)

Thomas is the brother of Eleanor Plantagenet.

Edward I, King of England (1239 – 1307)  M.  Margret of France (1299 – 1307)

Henry III, King of England (1207 – 1272)  M.  Eleanor of Provence (c.1223 – 1291)


Pedigree 3.

Richard III, King of England (1452 – 1485)  M. Anne Neville (1456 – 1485)

Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York (1411 – 1460)  M. Cecily Neville (1415 – 1495)

Anne de Mortimar, Countess of Cambridge (1390 – 1411)  M.  Richard, 3rd Earl of Cambridge

Anne was born at New Forest, Westmeath, one of her family’s Irish estates. She is the grandmother of Edward IV and Richard III.

Eleanor de Holland (1386 – 1413) M.  Thomas de Montacute, 4th Earl of Salsibury

Alice FitzAlan (1350 – 1416) M.  (2) Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundal

Eleanor Plantagenet, Maid of Lancaster (1318 – 1372) Sister of Joan Plantagenet de Lancaster

Henry Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Lancaster (1281 – 1345)  M.  Matilda de Chaworth (b. 1282)

Derek Dixon-Byrne and Richard III share Henry Plantagenet as a common ancestor. He is the great x 4 grandfather of Richard III and the great x 22 grandfather of Derek.