Garryhinch Clan
Garryhinch Clan
Ray Warburton
Introduction
This clan comprises the descendants of Richard Warburton who appeared in Dublin in the 1630s. He had 3 sons, the eldest of whom acquired the family estates at Garryhinch.

Available evidence suggests that Richard was apprenticed as a haberdasher in London and was part of a minor branch of the Arley family that included Thomas Warburton, Rector of Warburton, who died in 1597.

The family’s claim of kinship with the Warburtons of Arley Hall was accepted by the Cheshire family with the link said to be within the Hefferston Grange branch. However Sir William Betham’s hand drawn version of the link can be shown to be impossible.

The clan’s DNA profile, although triangulated to cover the whole clan, has not been matched outside it, so it is assumed a non-paternal event must have occurred amongst Richard’s more immediate ancestors.

Portarlington Golf Club was built on the old Garryhinch estate and their website includes some of the family’s history. The family has produced a number of interesting characters, and their descendants are spread around the world.

The picture is of Colonel Sir Robert Warburton KCIE.
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