GUESTBOOK
CROSS INFORMATION, CORK. SOURCE ULTAN CLEARY........ descendant of JERMYN family of Clonakilty who married into
GILLMAN family. There were subsequent Gillman marriages into CROSS family. Col.Cross would have been one of my
great grandfathers. (Lorraine)....... THANKS ULTAN

In 1599 JOHN GILLMAN came to Ireland with COLONEL CROSS, who was in Essex's army. John Gillman settled in
Curraheen near lands of Carrigohane belonging to Col. Cross. Another reference is will of SYLVESTER CROSS (a name
frequently used in CROSS family) Sylvester Cross, Merchant of Cork, 21st Oct 1642. Pr. 30th Dec 1643. Son Sylvester.
Favoured names in CROSS family were SYLVESTER, EPENETUS and PHILIP.

A trawl of web for these names and the Isle of Man revealed what is certainly proof of the Manx origin of CROSS family of
Crosshaven, Cork

This link is a copy of a report into the right to tenancy of KNOCKALOE BEG FARM on the Isle of Man in 1702 of Silvester
Cross of City of Cork, but within the examination refers to...

"Upon perusal of which said coppys of record we find the pltff predecesrs the Crosses to have stood antient tennts for the
said estate of Knockaloe in the rent rolles of this Island (except one pcell of land belonging to the same of 7s 1 1/2d rent
which is said to be purchased by WM CROSS who was entered for the same in Anno 1639..... That in year 1637 WILL
CROSS the antient tennt of KNOCKALOE went into Ireland and sett the sd estate unto SILL RATCLIFFE his wifes father he
paying the Lords rent and allowing his the sd CROSS' mother a competency of the said estate in liew of the widowright
therein. As appears by an order of court of the 11th Oct.1638 In year 1655 SILVESTER CROSS son of WILL CROSS uncle
came into this Island and petitioned Math then governor under Lord Fairfax setting forth among other things that
MARGERY his wife of the sd WILL CROSS having married SIR THO.HARRISON forfeited her widowright by law, and the
said Sir THO.HARRISON to procure a property to himself procured a private grant from the late Rt Hon. Earl of Derby
without consent from next of kin, and that the sd MARGERY and her child by the sd WILL CROSS as also the sd WILL
CROSS brothers and sisters were all dead that he had the most legal right to the said tenent as next surviving heir
apparent besides a just title and claime he had to the same by covenant betwixt the sd WILL CROSS and the petitioners
father, and prayed an order for the enjoyment of the said tenent or that the officers..... In Sept 1660 upon a petition of the
sd SILVESTER CROSS by his attorney WILL QUAILE the Govenr Officers and Comrs under the Rt Hon Charles Earl of Derby
order the 24 keys to make report unto the said Earle as to his Lieut to whom the tenant right of Knockaloe by the antient
law customs and usage of this Isle doth belong and in case they find the tennt right to be in CROSS whether he ought not
to clear all mortgages debts and fines as now are or heretofore have been upon same the 1st Oct 1660 Harrison petitions
to have ye Deemesters joined. With 24 Keyes and the said Goverrnr and Comrs and officers and Deemster ie in making the
Report accordingly the 23rd Oct 1660 the De and 24 keys find and so report that by antient law customs and usage of this
Island the Tenant right.Tennent of Knockaloes aforesaid doth belong and of Right appertains unto the said SILVESTER
CROSS as next of kin in unto WILL CROSS the former tenant thereof.... In the year 1678 CAPTAIN EPENITUS CROSS in
behalf of himself and his brother SILL CROSS petitioned the Rt Hon.WILLIAM EARL OF DERBY, setting forth their title to
KNOCKALOE and prayed that his Lop would please to take..... There appears no further proceedings in this case to us until
anno 1700 and the SILL CROSS as attorney to the aforesaid Epenetus CROSS petitioned WILLIAM EARL OF DERBY (his
Lopp being then in the Isle) concerning his right in KNOCKALOE then in possession of HEN HARRISON.... we are of opinion
that the said plaintiff SILL CROSS of City Of CORK aforesaid ought of right to be admitted Tennt to the sd estate of
KNOCKALOE now in controversary and to fine for the same according to the present Act of settlement, Reserving only to
the heirs exors or admins of sd MARGERY the wife of sd Tho.Harrison what right she might have to half of that parcel of 7s
1 1/2d purchased by her former husband WILL CROSS anno 1639 as the same shall appear to be due unto them...."

It appears that CROSS FAMILY OF CORK originates from CROSS(E) FAMILY OF ISLE OF MAN, who were themselves a
cadet branch of CROSSE FAMILY OF CROSSE HALL, LIVERPOOL. The CROSSE family, a name linked with PEEL
GARRISON were in possession in 1515.

FAMILY TREE: PHILIP CROSS of Isle of Man b.c 1510 SYLVESTER CROSS was b.c1537 Isle of Man Eng. D. 10 Jan.1617
married MARGARET RADCLIFFE about 1559. (The Radcliffes, a client family of the STANLEY LORDS OF MAN, also from
Lanc.were owners of neighbouring KnockaloeMoar, Isle of Man, England.Possibly the Sylvester CROSS listed in the Manor
Roll Manorial Roll 1590/96...German Cottages (Peel) on Isle of Man, possibly father of......

1a Unamed (possibly Gyles- a Gyles CROSS is listed as holding land inKnockaloe Beg in 1586, presumably eldest son ,
Tennant of Knockaloe, Isle of Man had....

1b WILLIAM CROSS of KNOCKALOE Isle of Man."That in the year 1637 WILL CROSS the antient tennt of KNOCKALOE went
into Ireland and sett the sd estate unto SILLVESTER RATCLIFFE his wife's father he paying the Lords Rent and allowing
his the sd CROSS' mother a competency out of sd estate in liew of the widowright therein AS APPEARS BY AN ORDER OF
COURT OF 11 Oct.1638. He died 1643 or 1644. His wife MARGERY married 2ndly SIR THOMAS HARRISON.2b Others, all died
without issue

2a COLONEL (SYLVESTER) CROSS came to Ireland possibly the same person as Merchant of Cork 21 OCT 1642 Pr 30th Dec
1643 possibily married (only onomastic evidence for this but again Epenetus is a very distinctive name )a daughter of
Epenetus BELLEW of BALLYMACREDMOND gent (bap. 1576 Braunton, Devon) son of (see Visitations of Devon) Richard
Bellew of Ashe and Alverdiscombe, Devon and Margaret dau of Sir John Sellenger (St Leger) of Annery Co.Devon
1b Captain Epenetus CROSS, High Sheriff of Cork, MP for Clogher jn the Army in JAMAICA in 1660
November.28........Petition of Cap. Thomas Lynch and Cap. EPENETUS CROSS to Privy Council Have done what they could
for private concernments of Jamaica and received orders to return within time limited by their furlough. Pray for an order
for provision and transportation in either of the King's ships now ordered for that Island. "Endorsed, "Received and read in
Council 28 Nov.1660" returned to London at the Restoration. Involved in SUGAR/SLAVE TRADE. High Sheriff of Cork 1680.
Will9/7/02 1660 28 November. Two members of army on Jamaica were Capts Thomas Lynch (later Governor of Jamaica by
1673 and Epenetus Crosse. With the Restoration both returned to London on their own concerns and regarding general
business of the Island.(Penson, Colonial Agents p.18) He married SUSANNA WORTH daughter of EDWARD WORTH BISHOP
OF KILLALOE..."SYLVESTER CROSS ESQ, the junior member for Clogher, appears to have been a connection of BISHOP
STEAME, formerly Dean of St.Patricks and Bishop of Clogher from1717 to 1745. SYLVESTER CROSS of CORK. Merchant
whose will was dated 21 Oct. 1642 proved 30th Dec 1643 was father of EPENETUS CROSS of CROSSE's GREEN in county of
CORK who was High Sheriff of county in 1680. He married SUSANNA WORTH dtr of Edward Worth Bishop of Killaloe and
had issue with a daughter, Alicia, SYLVESTER CROSS of Cork. M.P whose will was dated 21/7/1729" NB........ UNSURE IF
THIS WAS EPENETUS WHO MD ELLEN GILLMAN, sister of STEPHEN GILLMAN.
1c SUSANNA married REV JOHN GRIFFITH of Cork and Killaloe and had
1d SUSANNAH GRIFFITH md GEORGE WANDESFORD, 4 Viscount of CASTLECOMER and had
1c JOHN WANDSFORD, EARL WANDESFORD mar.AGNES SOUTHWELL and had
1f ANNE WANDESFORD md JOHN BUTLER of GARRYRICKEN 17th Earl Ormonde and
1g JAMES BUTLER 1st Marquess of Ormonde (had issue)

2b SILVESTER CROSS (Plantiff in1655 on Isle Man and later with his brother (as his attorney) in their case on the Isle of
Man) married ANNE MAUD, dau of ANTHONY MAUD of Dundrum MP Sheriff of Tipperary, son of ROBERT MAUDE of West
Ripon, Yorks by FRANCES WANDSFORD, dau of CHRISTOPHER WANDESFORD sister of 1st Lord Castlecomer, possibly had

1c SILVESTER CROSS JR died 1725 (see will below mentions his siblings below) 2c EPENETUS CROSS

3c RALPH CROSS

4c BARNABAS CROSS

5c PHILIP CROSS

6c KATHERINE CROSS

3b PHILIP CROSS married MARY EWELL, dau of Eleanor by Mr.Ewell and stepdaughter of Richard Hawes. They settled on
HAWES land at Cronody and had

1c HAWES CROSS married HONORA COLTHURST, dau. JOHN COLTHURST and ALICE CONWAY. Married secondly MARY
FITZGERALD dau. Of ROBERT FITZGERALD of Castle Doddin 1698 and had a son FITZGERALD CROSS. HAWES CROSS had
1d PHILIP HAWES CROSS of CRONODY in Co. Cork died 16 Nov.1733 (will) (married to ELIZABETH BALDWIN) and had issue
****** My 5x gt gps. Lorraine

1f ELIZABETH HAWES CROSS married WILLIAM CROOKE ,ESQ .of INSHIREHILLY She died 1782

2e EPENETUS had issue ABSTRACT WILL for EPENETUS CROSS of BROOMHILL, CORK dated 16 August 1776 proved 25th
Oct 1776. Wife MARY, Sons PHILIP CROSS, wife REBECCA MORRIS, HAWES CROSS.ABRAHAM CROSS. FITZGERALD
CROSS, gson HAWES CROSS. Dtrs ANN FITZGIBBON.FRANCES, CATHERINE. NEPHEW ROBERT, son of BOYLE TRAVERS
1f PHILIP HAWES CROSS md to REBECCA MORRIS and had

1g b 1767 19th Nov.EPENETUS CROSS
2g 1769 Jan.23 MARY CROSS
3g PHLIP Dec 1769
4g 1773 July 10 Eliz.Cross
5g Hawes Cross?
2f b 1772 7th July Mr Hawes Cross
3f Abraham Cross
4f Fitzgerald Cross
3e HENRY
4e SISTER MARY CLEMENTS
5e CATHERINE CROSS and BOYLE TRAVERS (TRAVERS originally from Lanc) and had issue
2c MARY CROSS of CROSSES GREEN ie Carrigrohane married SEPTIMUS DUNSTERVILLE in 1678 and had issue
1dn CATHERINE mar. SYLVESTER SHEPPARD
2d ELLEN md DAVID ELLIOTT
4b URSULA CROSS mar. (possibly) STEPHEN GILLMAN who died 1678 and in his will mentions his nephew Epenetus
CROSS
2a PHILIP CROSS town and parish of RATHGOGGAN, yeoman. 1641 Deposition Parish Ringrone, Baronies Courceys and
Kinsale

THE WILL OF Sylvester Cross Jr Isle of Man 1725

Archdeacon Wills 1725 #29, German of Silvester Cross made 1/4/1725............................................."KK German 1725 The
last will and testament of SILVESTER CROSS made 1st Anno, predict, being of perfect sound mind and memory at the
making thereof as followeth.....First he committed his soul to God and his body to Christian burial.....Item he left his
houses,garden and interest in Peeltown and his part of the Walkmiln to his youngest brother Barnabas, he paying L20 to
his two brothers Epenetus and Ralph equally between them...Item He left to his brother Philip and sister Katherine five
shillings legacy each and being moved by the witnesses hereof to leave his brother Philip axxxx legacy (viz 20 shillings)
in consideration of the care of him, he replied he is well enough as he is, the poor children have more need of it.....Item
..He left the Revd. Mr.Matthias Curghey the use of the houses and garden in the town for five years rent free, He left his
said houses and garden and part of the Walkmiln after the said five years to his brother Ralph in case his brother
Barnabus would die before years of discretion or intestate, the said Ralph paying to Epenetus ten pounds.... Lastly he
constituted his brothers Ralph and Barnabas joint Executors of all the rest of his goods moveable and unmoveable.
Witnesses William Tear Matthias Curghey William Cranine (Curghey is anancient Manx name)

Philip Cross and Epenetus Cross are sworn in Court in form of Law. Executors being xxx vizt. Ralph and Epenetus.
The Inventory of Silvester Cross Jr who departed this life April 15 1725....First, ten pounds left as a legacy to him by his
father. Item.... a third part of his mother's Executorship as appears upon record and his 4 brothers being left joint Execs. Of
the legacies above, two of them being at age and the other two underage. Item...to funeral charges deducted out of
deceased goods 3 pounds 0 shillings Item.....to an alienation fine 1 pound 0 shilling.

To WILLIAM CATLIN 1 shilling

PEELTOWN We JAMES TAUBMAN and WILLIAM LEECE the Sunday before SILVESTER CROSS died, did by way of church
call to see how he did, whom we found in the House, but when we were coming away he came part of the way with us as
his brother Philip also did, at which time the said Silvester declared that he had made his will, and I James Taubman
demanding what he left his brother Philip, he replied forty shillings, at which the said Philip complained that he left him
too little considering the trouble he had been at and what he might be at hereafter, as also if he should die he the said
Philip must take care of the children underage. The said Silvester then willed unto Philip ten pounds and half
BREWHOUSE in Peeltown, and this we are ready to make oath of with other particulars which we understand he mentions
in his will formerly made. Witness our subscriptrions this 22nd July 1725 (signed their marks) James Taubman William
Leece

At KK Michael July 22 1725... The above PHILIP CROSS upon the request of the Court has condescended to accept of the
4th part of the Executorship, in lieu of what he might claim by the above declaration, and there upon the said PHILIP
CROSS with his brother EPENETUS are sworn in Court in form of Law and to bring in a perfect inventory, the other
Executors being minor vizt, Ralph and Barnabas, Pledges Mr Hon.Wattleworth and Wm.Kille

THE FAMILY OF CROSSE OF CROSSE HALL, LANCASHIRE derives its descent from....ALMARICK CROSSE of LIVEPOOL.
Temp Ed.III. gt gt gfr of

RICHARD CROSSE of LIVERPOOL Md towards end of reign of HENRY IV, KATHERINE relict of WILLIAM HOUGHTON of
HOUGHTON TOWER and had......RICHARD CROSSE of CROSSE HALL LANC who had.....JOHN CROSSE of CROSSE HALL
LANC and LEDSHAM, CHESHIRE. Temp E.IV married JANE dau. RICHARD CALCUTT of CHESTER and had....RICHARD
CROSSE of CROSSE HALL mar.1493, Elizabeth dau.EDWARD WINSTANLEY and had ...JAMES CROSSE of CROSSE HALL,
temp Henry VIII, mar. MARY COTES and had....THOMAS CROSSE esq second son father of JOHN CROSSE Ledsham father
of THOMAS CROSS of Ledsham father of (with others) JOHN CROSSE of the city of CHESTER, GENT. 1672 had JOHN
CROSSE of CHESTER 1672


With much appreciation to ULTAN CLEARY who did all the hard research on CROSS/CROSSE from ISLE of MAN/CORK.





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