Geraldine Wright, Clonakilty, Daughter of Henry Wright, Crown Solicitor, wife of the Baron de Penaranda, Bruges.

GERALDINE B. WRIGHT | Dau. HENRY, ETHEL WRIGHT | of Clonakilty. Wife of

of Bruges.

St.Finbarrs cathedral Cork.

Headstones: St Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland
GERALDINE B. WRIGHT | Dau. HENRY, ETHEL WRIGHT | of Clonakilty. Wife of
| Baron de Penaranda | of Bruges | B. 1895

Peñaranda de Franchimont

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Arms of the family of Peñaranda de Franchimont (I. Stein d'Altenstein, 
Armorial of the Kingdom of Belgium , 1845)
De Peñaranda and 
de Peñaranda de Franchimont is a family from 
the southern Netherlands of Spanish origin. 
Today she is part of the 
Belgian nobility .

Photo No.45 To the Glory of God | and in loving memory of | Captain HENRY THOMAS | RICHARD SOMERSET WRIGHT | 2nd Manchester Regiment | Killed on active service | at DIBBIS SOUDAN | on Decr. 24th 1916 | Aged 32 years. | "He suffered and was buried" | "Awake thou that sleepest | and arise from the dead | and Christ shall give | thee light." | Also of HENRY THOMAS WRIGHT | Died April 13 1937 Clerk of the | Crown and Peace, Cork 1905 1926 Photo No.46 Sacred to the memory of THOMAS RICHARD WRIGHT | of Fern Hill, Clonakilty | Co. Cork. Died October 6th | 1881 aged 69. And to the | memory of | ETHEL WRIGHT | Nee HUNGERFORD | of Cahermore | Rosscarbery Co. Cork | And widow of H. T. WRIGHT | of Fern Hill, Clonakilty | Co. Cork. | Died Jan 25th 1944 aged 83. | Lt. Col. G. WRIGHT D.S.O. M.C. | Fern Hill Clonakily | 1886 - 1973 | LEILA his wife | 1900 - 1968 | Daughter of Col. MOORE C.B.E. | Binfield

Wright Estate:


Associated Families


In 1666 William Wright was granted 839 acres in the barony of East Carbery, county Cork. The estate expanded over time but over 1400 acres was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court in February 1860. This sale included lands in the baronies of West Muskerry and West Carbery as well as Lurriga Mill. Over 700 acres, the property of Samuel Digby Wright and Henry Wilson Wright (deceased) as well as interest in Lurriga Mill, were offered for sale in the Court in October 1874. In the 1870s Digby Wright of Bandon owned 715 acres, Henry Wright of Cashefane, Durrus, and Thomas R. Wright of Clonakilty owned 1,257 acres in county Cork. The representatives of Rev. Richard Wright held over 800 acres in county Cork in the 1870s.

The Clonakilty Wrights may be related to the Protestant Dunmanway O’Sullivan Landowning family which might explain their association with Cashelane, Durrus.

Thomas Richard Wright Solicitor. Land Agent to Lord Charles Pelham-Clinton, 1863, 13,600 acres. Fern Hill sons Henry Thomas 1850, Thomas William 1859, Solicitor. Signed Testimonial to Resident Magistrate, John Gore Jones, Bantry, 1844. Assistant 1879 Michael David Kennedy. Also agents for Durrus Estates. Subscriber memorial John O’Hea JP, Clonakilty, 1847. Probate 1880 to widow eliza £12,000. Thomas Richard Wright of Fern Hill, died 1880 he mentions his children and Rev. Richard Walton Marmion Standard Life Agent 1844. 1857 dinner for departing manager of National Bank, P.D. Griffin. Gave evidence Parliamentary Commission tht he persuaded Lord Shannon to withdraw his objection to railway coming to Clonakilty 1887 Chancey Court case involving recovery of seaweed at Friendly Cove, Durrus. Beamish v Crowley. Appearing for Beamish was Bewley Q.C., Trench Q.C., … Tuckey, instructed by John White. For Crowey, Piece White Q.C., , The McDermott, Q.C., Richard Wright, instructed by W. T. Wright , Clonakilty. The Crowleys are McDermotts descendant of Niall of the Nine Hostages who migrated from Roscommon post 1200, to about 1600 often known as McDermott (as in Elizabeth Fiants) with a leas ainm (nickname) Crua Laoich (tough warrior) which supplant the McDermott. DNA confirms connection.