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Duckett's House in Phillipstown.
Duckett’s House of Phillipstown from the
John Sweeney Collection.
John Duckett Esq., (1) married
Jane Devonsher who was daughter of Thomas Devonsher Esq.
from Cork. The first son of John Duckett Esq., (1) and Jane
Devonsher was Thomas Duckett (3) of Newtown died unmarried.
Their second son William Duckett (1) of
Phillipstown, Co. Carlow married Janet Summers,
daughter of Samuel Summers, Esq., and they had no children.
Their third son, Abraham Duckett (1) of Ardnahue, Co.
Carlow married Mary Jessop, daughter of Samuel Jessop, Esq.
Abraham Duckett (1) and Mary Jessop had four sons (three
sons, who all died without children) and three daughters.
Their fourth son, Jonas Duckett Esq. (1720-1797) of Co.
Carlow (who Duckett’s Grove is said to have been named
after) whose last will and testament dated 7th July 1796,
was proved 21 December 1798, married Hannah Alloway,
daughter of William Alloway, Esq. of Dublin. They had four
sons, their eldest son and heir being William Duckett Esq.,
(2) of Duckett’s Grove was born in 1761.
In 1790 William Duckett Esq., (2) married Elizabeth Dawson
Coates, daughter and co-heir of John- Dawson Coates Esq, a
banker of Dawson Court, Co. Dublin. This was the turning
point of the fortunes and wealth of the Ducketts and the
expansion of the Duckett dynasty.
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