Extracted from Burkes Irish Family Records (1976)

MAJOR TERENCE DANIEL CRONIN-COLTSMANN, of Osbertown House, co Kildare, formerly of Glenflesk Castle, co Kerry, commn'd RA 1938, served in World War II (Challoner Club), b 30 July 1915, educ Ampleforth, and Queen's Coll Oxford (BA 1938).

Lineage - DENIS DUGGAN, m Frances, dau of Michael Galwey, of Enniskeane, co Cork, by his wife Mary, sister of Daniel Cronin, of Park, Killarney, co Kerry, and had issue,

DANIEL CRONIN (which surname he assumed in lieu of his patronymic DUGGAN), of Park, co Kerry (s his great-uncle Daniel Cronin 1786), adopted the surname of CRONIN, m June 1786, Mary Ann, dau of James Lombard, of Cork, and had issue,

DANIEL CRONIN, of Park, m 1814, Christina (d 1822), dau and heiress of John Coltsmann, of Glenflesk Castle, Killarney, co Kerry, and d 1857, leaving issue,

1 DANIEL, of whom presently.
2 John L., m Minnie MacDonnell, and had issue, five sons and two daus.
1 Christina, m Dennis Duggan, and had issue, one son and three daus.
2 Mary Anne, m Francis Dennehy.

The elder son,
DANIEL CRONIN-COLTSMANN (addl surname assumed), jure matris of Glenflesk Castle, co Kerry, DL, JP, High Sheriff 1847, b 1816, m 1854, Helena, dau of John Lyons, of Sounders' Park, co Cork (see 1912 Edn, LYONS of Groom), and d 1894, leaving issue,

1 DANIEL JOHN, of whom presently.
2 John Lewis, b 1856.
3 Dennis Coltsmann.
4 Francis Coltsmann, m Lillie, dau of Thomas de Blaquiere, of Fioldane, co Galway, by his wife Elizabeth, dau of John Lopdell, of Derryowen, by his wife Elizabeth, dau of Francis Butler, and d 23 Feb 1963, aged 93, having issue, Lela, m Frank Toogood.
1 Helena Mary, m 1898, Richard Bourke, Local Govt Auditor, of Halton, Helen's Bay, co Down, 2nd son of Richard Bourke, of Thornfields, Lisnagry, co Limerick (see that family, 1912 Edn).

The eldest son,
DANIEL JOHN CRONIN-COLTSMANN, of Glenfiesk Castle, co Kerry, DL, JP cos Cork and Kerry, High Sheriff 1899, Chev of Fleur de Lys; b 21 April 1855, m 1st 29 April 1879, Margaret May (d 11 March 1895), dau of Count Murphy, of CIifton, co Cork (see that family), and had issue,

1 DANIEL FRANCIS, of whom presently.
1 Alice Mary, m 9 Jan 1913, Lt-Col Henry Lattin Mansfield, OBE, of Barrettstown House, Newbridge, co Kildare, 2nd son of George Mansfield, DL, JP, of Morristown Lattin, Naas, co Kildare (see that family), and dsp 2/3 Dec 1965. He d 3 July 1948.

Mr D. J. Cronin-Coltsmann m 2ndly 1896, Lissa, only dau of Kinard Baghot de la Bere, of Burbage Hall, Hinckley, Leics (see BURKE's LG, 1939 Edn, BACHOT-DE LA BERE of The Hayes). and d 6 July 1936, having by her had issue,

2 Lissa Margaret, dunm 10 Oct 1946.

The only son,
DANIEL FRANCIS CRONIN-COLTSMANN, of Glenflesk Castle, b 19 Aug 1885, educ Beaumont, m 1912, Edith Lord, dau of Capt John Rodgett, of Leyland, and d 1917, leaving issue,

TERENCE DANIEL, of whom we treat.
Patricia Mary, b 1913, m 1942, *Dr Mountjoy Elliott (45 Skibo Street, Kew, Dunedin, NZ), and has issue,

Seats- Osbertown, Naas, co Kildare; Glenfiesk Castle, Killarney, co Kerry; Park, Killarney, co Kerry.

There is also an entry for this family in Edward Walford, The County Families of the United Kindom, (London 1884)

The following refers to the famine but the source is unknown.

"The fact that our people escaped so well was owed to the landlord of the time, Mr. Cronin Coltsman. He earned the everlasting gratitude of the people. When he saw the awful plight of his tenants, he caused a mill to be built half a mile below our village .... When the mill was ready the landlord bought Indian meal in Cork City and got his tenants to go with their horses and bring the meal free of charge to the mill where, when it was ground, everyone who needed it got a measure or scoop of meal for each one of their family."

Daniel CRONIN-COLTSMANN is listed in 1876 Landowners as Daniel C COLTSMANN, his father is listed in Griffiths Valuation as Daniel CRONIN.

Cronin Families of Cork - Cronin-Coltsmann
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Last revision: 11 January 2003