Robert Synot[1]

Male - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Robert Synot 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 4BDF52DC15BC470BAD2DD83850992682F646 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I7983  Treefive
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2016 

    Family Mary Esmonde,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Sir David Synot,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Jane Synot,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Alice Synot,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F2223  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • Robert is recorded by Charles Nelson Sinnett in Sinnett Genealogy ... (1910) as a son of William Synnot and Catherine Whitty. He is not recorded in Burke's Irish Family Records (1976) or P. Hore Synnott Pedigree (1913).

      Robert is included (through other family connections) on the main Synnot family tree with his wife Mary Esmonde, and their descendants, but with Robert’s parentage unknown.

      He and his descendants are noted by Charles Nelson Sinnett in Sinnett Genealogy ... (1910), at pages 7-9, in a quotation described as:
      ‘The following, “Genealogy of the Noble and Ancient Family of Sinnott of Sinnott’s Land in the county of Wexford, Ireland, was copied for this book, with great care, by Walter Synnott Esq. of Orristown, Killinick, County Wexford.’

      Walter Synnott of Orristown says that 'Sir Robert Sinnott (the eldest son of Sir William) was a very noble man.' and gives considerable detail of Robert and his descendants down to the storming of Wexford by Cromwell in 1649.

      Sinnett gives ancestors of ‘Sir William’ (Robert’s father), being 3 generations all named Sir Walter Sinnott, the earliest coming to Ireland with Richard de Clare about 1172, and all of high status. These appear to be fabrications, as they are inconsistent with other accounts which do not elevate the Synots to such heights (they do not appear in any early texts as men of significance). Also, there is a gap of over 100 years between the arrival of the first Sir Walter in Ireland (1172) and the marriage of his eldest son (1286).

      It is to be hoped that Robert can be joined to the family tree at his rightful place, when further evidence comes to light.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1921] BOK013 Sinnett Genealogy - by Rev Charles Nelson Sinnett, BOK013., page 7.