Name: Thomas Amory
Residence: Galy, Kerry, Ireland
Occupation: Chief Commissioner of the Navy 1
Note: 2 1|
Change Date: 23 MAR 2011
Eldest of 5 sons and 2 daughters.
Thomas, the eldest, married a daughter of the 19th Lord Kerry, ancestor of the present Marquis of Lansdowne, In consequence probably of this connection, he removed to Ireland, and purchased estates in Kerry, worth £600 a year. He died in 1667. In his will, on parchment, now in the possession of Col. Thomas C. Amory of Boston, he is styled of Galy in the county of Kerry. He left one son, Thomas [of Bunratty], and two daughters, one of whom, Elizabeth, became Mrs. Croker, and the other Mrs. Hart. The son, in several Biograghical Dictionaries called Counsellor Amory, is in his will described as of Bunratty.
Thomas of Galy married Elizabeth Fitzmaurice, one of the daughters of Patrick, 19th Baron Kerry of Lixnaw. Making his will at London, in 1660, Lord Kerry names six trustees 60 to settle his estate, two of whom are his son-in-law, Sir Thomas Leigh, son and heir of Lord Leigh of Stoneleigh, and Dean Boyle, afterwards Archbishop of Dublin and Lord Chancellor of Ireland. A third is "my son-in-law Thomas Amorie, Merchant." It was doubtless through his Irish and Royalist connection that Thomas obtained the appointment of Chief Commissioner of the Navy in Ireland. He mortgaged the Brislington property 61 for L1,000 in June 1660, entering with his wife into a "Recognizance or writing obligatory in the nature of a Statute Staple before the Mayor of the Staple of the Citty of London and the Recorder of the said citty;" and "within few months after . . . removed with his family into Ireland in order to attend and manage his Imploymjent of Victualler General of his . . . Majesty King Charles the Second's shipps in that kingdom." His house at Galy, Listowel, was about ten miles from Lixnaw in the County Kerry.
His daughter, Elizabeth, married by 1667. This is an inference from her being named in her brother's will in 1666, but not in the codicil in 1667, although she was living in 1704. Will of Thomas Amory of Galy; parchment copy made 1667. T. C. A. ? Also another copy in Prerogative Will Book, Public Record Office, Dublin. (43.) Children baptized at St. Nicholas. Parish Register, St. Nicholas, Bristol.
Victualler of the Navy under Sir Dennis Gauden.
Father: Thomas Amory b: 1608
Mother: Anne Elliott
Elizabeth FitzMaurice b: ABT 1650
- Elizabeth Amory
- Type: Book
Periodical: Descendants of Hugh Amory 1605- 1805
- Text: Memoir of the Family of Amory