The Grants of Ballykillageer Lr, Ballintemple

Grant Family
Grant Brothers ?

The Grant Family Tree at Ballykillageer Lr, Ballintemple

I have traced my mothers family to Ballykillageer Hs in Ballintemple but could use some help and local knowledge.

My great grandfather was James Grant 1975-1930 who married Annie Greene 1883-1905 in 1904. His father was James J Grant 1825-1890 who married Susanna Fanning 1836-1904 in 1871. His father was Patrick Grant who married Alice Murphy 1795-1881 around 1820. All these Grants lived at Ballykillageer Hs in Ballintemple.

The next Grant appears to be James Masters Grant with an address at the Charter School, Arklow, who married Ann Tackaberry in Sept 1785. Though there is evidence to support this generation in the family tree, I would prefer to have confirmation of the connection.

So here is where  I need your help. I live in Clare so I have very little local knowledge of the area or its history. My siblings and I have spoken to any living relatives to glean as much information as we can. What is listed above is just a bare bone direct line of ancestry. Can you give any information on the following;-

*The history of Ballykillageer House, when it was built, by whom or any information on the people who lived there.
*The Charter School, Arklow and James Masters Grant.
*Ann Tackaberry and the Tackaberry family of Wicklow.
*Any information on when the Grants arrived in Wicklow, possibly from Scotland.
*Any information on Thomas Grant or the Kinsellas of Greenane, Wicklow.
*Any information on the two photos I (hopefully) upload. The elder man in the family pic is James Grant 1875-1930. I am at a loss as to the two men in the other photo other than they are Grants. Maybe James Grant 1825-1890 and his brother Thomas? Someone familiar with the era may be able to estimate the era?

Finally thanks for reading this article, even if you have no direct information, I would appreciate being directed to books, photos or other research tools to further my search. I can be contacted at .

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  • PS, looking at the photos a second time I think there is a possibility that the family group may have been taken at Greenan??

    By Maria Arnold (02/02/2022)
  • Hello, I was v interested to come across your Grant family research – I have also just started to try and find information about the Grants at Greenan Mór and so far can say that in the 1901 census Thomas Grant 80 yoa and his wife Julia 60 yoa, are living there. Also I have info that a John Grant was born at Greenan in 1786 – he later became a Catholic priest and became parish priest (1826-63) in Wicklow town and was responsible for having St Patrick’s Church constructed.

    By Maria Arnold (02/02/2022)

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