OUR RELATIONSHIP TO THE DUKE OF
Sir Henry Colley married Katherine Cusack
and had a three sons: (The Wellesley connection goes back through
Sir Henry Colley 2nd
- Dudley Colley
- Walter Colley
The Duke of Wellington - Born Arthur Colley comes
from Sir Henry Colley 2nd.
Our Hollingsworth connection comes from Walter Colley
had a son: John Colley
John had a son: Thomas Colley married Agnes
Thomas and Agnes had a daughter Dorothy Colley, she
married Thomas Smith (Smythe)
Dorothy and Thomas had a daughter Jane/Ann Smith
she married Patrick Cranwill of Ballycanew
Jane/Ann Smith and Patrick had a daughter
Jane Cranwill's second husband was William Johnston
Jane Cranwill and her second husband William
Johnston had a son Henry Johnston
Henry Johnston married Elizabeth
Ballinakill, Ballycanew, County Wexford.
Where does all this come into our family
tree? The Duke of Wellington was
born Arthur Colley in 1769 at Dublin.
Arthur Colley is a descendent of
Sir Henry Colley 2nd, the brother of our Walter Colley.