Walter Synnott[1, 2, 3]

Male Abt 1550 - 1580  (~ 30 years)


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  • Name Walter Synnott 
    Born Abt 1550  County Wexford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Ballybrennan 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 4528507D5E1D42789C1DA9CB7E9AE9E27FE6 
    Died 1580  Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID I8084  Treefive
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2017 

    Father Richard Synnott,   b. 1527, Castlebridge, County Wexford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1591, County Wexford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Mary Codde,   b. Abt 1527, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1592  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married Y  [2, 4, 5
    Family ID F2264  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Masterson,   b. Abt 1545, Ferns, County Wexford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Y  [2
    Children 
     1. Martin Synnott, Esq.,   b. 1573,   d. 31 Jul 1618  (Age 45 years)
     2. Thomas Synnott,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Nicholas Synnott,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Walter Synnott,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Eleanor Synnott,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Anastace Synnott,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F2279  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • P. Hore Synnott Pedigree (1913), page 15:
      'Walter of Ballybrennan = Mary Masterson dau of Sir Thomas Masterson.
      High Sheriff 1579. Slain in battle near Enniscorthy 1580.'

      Walter, of Ballybrennan, High Sheriff 1579, married Mary, daughter of Sir Thomas Masterson, of Ferns, co Wexford, and was killed in a skirmish near Enniscorthy by some native Irish rebels in 1580. He predeceased his father, who died in 1591.

      Hore (1913) includes Catherine as a child of Walter and Mary, in addition to Martin, Thomas, Nicholas, Walter, Eleanor and Anastace.

      Catherine is said to have married John son of Sir Thomas Colclough of Tintern Abbey circa 1590, citing F**" Certif: Ulster: Off: This is improbable, as Sir Thomas was born in 1564. Sir Anthony Colclough Kt (1582) who died 9 Dec 1584 was father of many children including Sir Thomas and a John, who could have been the right age to marry Catherine Synnot. It is also possible that there is confusion with her niece Katherine, daughter of Catherine's brother Walter, who is said by Hore to have married John, son of Sir Caesar Colclough. However, neither Sir Caesar lived in the right era, or had any sons named John.
      The solution adopted here is to omit Catherine (the aunt) and assume that Katherine (the niece) married John, son of Sir Thomas Colclough.

      Hore (1913) also includes a Margaret as a child of Walter and Mary, with no source information. There may have been confusion with her niece Margaret, daughter of Walter.

      Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales (1884) notes that Walter had the same arms as Synnott of Synnottsland, Ballytramon and the Rahine, co. Wexford, viz. Gu. "three swans ar. beaked and legged sa."

  • Sources 
    1. [S2997] BOK Synnott Pedigree (Philip H. Hore, unpublished, 1913), page 15.

    2. [S2713] BOK Burke - Burke's Irish Family Records (1976), pages 1092-1096 (Synnott).

    3. [S3507] BOK Hore MSS by Herbert F. Hore, Hore MSS., MSS 31; Manuscript; 1838; page 468; Descendancy of Pierce Synnot of Ballytramon.

    4. [S2297] TRE Family tree - Sinnett Family Tree (owner James Sinnett) on ancestry.com accessed 12, 22 Jul 2014, 18 Feb 2015.

    5. [S3507] BOK Hore MSS by Herbert F. Hore, Hore MSS., MSS 31; Manuscript; 1838; page 468; Descendancy of Pierce Synnot of Ballytroman.