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  • ID: I798
  • Name: Patrick Alen
  • Prefix: Maj-Gen Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 12 OCT 1724 1
  • Residence: St. Wolstan?s, Celbridge, co Kildare
  • Note: Extant. Interior remodelled 1830s.
  • Note: 2 3 1

    Raised at his own expense a body of troops for James II. Served as major-general in that prince's army, in Ireland, and was under the conditions [ie siege?] of Limerick, in 1691.
    He wedded first, Mary, daughter of John Browne, esq. of Castle Browne, in the county of Kildare, and had issue,
    1. Francis, M.P. for the county of Kildare, who m. Frances, daughter of Charles Whyte, esq. of Leixlip, and had, with several sons, who died young, three daughters, viz.
    1. Mary, m. in 1734, to Edward, twelfth Lord Dunsany.
    2. Catherine.
    3. Jane.
    2. James.
    3. Teresa, m. first, to James Donalan, esq. of the county of Meath; and, secondly, to Standish O'Grady, esq. of Elton, in the county of Limerick.
    4. Honora, m. to John O'Grady, of Kilballyowen, by whom she was ancestor of LORD GUILLAMORE
    5. Dorothy, m. to Adam Loftus, esq. afterwards Viscount Lisburne.
    General Alen married, secondly, the daughter and heiress of Sir Luke Dowdall, bart. of Athlumny, by Mary, his wife, daughter of Daniel Byrne, esq. of Cabinteely, county Dublin.
    See for some info on Alens of St Wolstans.
    Coming down to more recent times, we find Sir Patrick Alen, an adherent of James II, raising at his own expense a body of troops for the use of that unfortunate monarch. He became a major-general in the Jacobite army, was present at the siege of Limerick (1691), and as a result of the terms of capitulation, was allowed to retain his estates, notwithstanding his adherence to the Roman Catholic Faith. He married twice, and had a total family of forty-two children.
    Marie-Charlotte-Adelaide Béhague, born in 1734 in Calais, died 18 May 1809 age 75 years at Amboise, married at Calais on October 5 1762 Luc Alen of Saint-Wolstons, Kt, born 15 May 1722, lieutenant-colonel of infantry, chevalier of Saint-Louis, pensionnaire du Roi, captain assistant medical officer with the regiment of Lally which made with much distinction the campaigns of India of 1757 and 176O. Created sergeant of infantry 1 January 1784 and deceased in its rank 19 Nov 1787 age 65 years. He was son of Patrick Alen of Saint Wolstan, kt, died 12 Oct 1724, of a family originating in the county of Kildare in Ireland, major-General of the army of the king Jacques II. Husband in second marriage of Marie Dowdall of Athlone (Fisrt marriage to Mary Browne).
  • _UID: F3CF767243FD4DF79672CF484517D580FED6
  • Change Date: 19 APR 2010

    Father: James Alen
    Mother: Anne Dillon

    Marriage 1 Mary Browne
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Honora Alen
    2. Has No Children Teresa Alen

    1. Text:
    2. Title: Burke's History of the Commoners
      Author: John Burke
      Publication: 1836, Vols. I - IV
    3. Type: Web Site
      Author: Weston St. John Joyce
      Title: The Neighbourhood of Dublin
      Date: 3rd & enlarged edition 1920
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