JOHN KENNEDY, of Johnstown, County Dublin, who died in 1758, left by Eleanor, his wife, daughter of Eaton Fagan, of Feltrim, a son and successor,
EDWARD KENNEDY (1746-1811), of Johnstown, who married, in 1781, Sarah, daughter of John Bayly, of Gowran, and had issue,
JOHN, his heir;The elder son,
Charles Edward, of Peamount.
JOHN KENNEDY (1785-1848), of Johnstown, wedded, in 1819, Maria, daughter of William Bowman, of Rutland Square, Dublin, and had issue,
CHARLES EDWARD BAYLY, his heir;Mr Kennedy was created a baronet in 1836.
Robert, father of Admiral Francis W Kennedy CB;
He was succeeded by his eldest son,
SIR CHARLES EDWARD BAYLY KENNEDY, 2nd Baronet (1820-80), who espoused, in 1854, Augusta Maria, daughter of Henry Hartstonge Pery, Viscount Glentworth, and had issue,
JOHN CHARLES, his successor;Sir Charles was succeeded by his elder son,
George Edward de Vere.
SIR JOHN CHARLES KENNEDY, 3rd Baronet, JP, DL (1856-1923), of Johnstown, who married, in 1879, Sydney H Maude, daughter of Sir James Macaulay Higginson, and had issue,
JOHN RALPH BAYLY, 4th Baronet;Sir John was succeeded by his eldest son,
JAMES EDWARD, 5th Baronet;
Augusta Mabel; Gladys Maude.
SIR JOHN RALPH BAYLY KENNEDY, 4th Baronet (1896-1968), of Johnstown, who died a bachelor, when the baronetcy devolved upon his brother,
SIR JAMES EDWARD KENNEDY, 5th Baronet (1898-1974), of Johnstown, who died unmarried, when the title reverted to his cousin,
SIR DERRICK EDWARD DE VERE KENNEDY, 6th Baronet (1904-76), of Johnstown, who wedded firstly, in 1926, Phyllis Victoria Levine, daughter of Gordon Fowler; and secondly, in 1945, Barbara Mary Worthing, daughter of William Shepherd.
By his first wife he had issue,
GEORGE RONALD DERRICK, his successor;Sir Derrick, a former Major in the Royal Ulster Rifles and a hotelier from 1947-66, was succeeded by his eldest son,
Julia Maureen Patricia.
SIR (GEORGE) RONALD DERRICK KENNEDY, 7th Baronet, OBE (1927-88), who married, in 1949, Noelle Mona, daughter of Charles Henry Green.
The 7th Baronet was a lieutenant-colonel in the Royal Artillery, and was appointed OBE (military) in 1975.
By his wife he had issue,
MICHAEL EDWARD, his successor;He was succeeded by his son,
SIR MICHAEL EDWARD KENNEDY, 8th Baronet (1956-2012), of Otford, Kent, who wedded, in 1984, Helen Christine Jennifer, daughter of Patrick Lancelot Rae, and had issue,
GEORGE MATTHEW RAE, his successor;Sir Michael was succeeded by his son,
Constance Andrea; Josephine Jennifer; Katherine Colleen.
SIR GEORGE MATTHEW RAE KENNEDY, 9th Baronet, born in 1993.
JOHNSTOWN KENNEDY HOUSE, Rathcoole, County Dublin, was a plain, three-storey Georgian house.
It had a three-bay side; with a porch which was enclosed at some later stage.
The drawing-room was notable for its acanthus plasterwork.
It was renowned as having been the residence of Major Sinclair Yeates in the television series, The Irish RM.
|The Irish RM on the tennis court|
The estate included a most impressive and extensive range of farm buildings.
The buildings had courtyards with high walls and dramatic gateways some with pinnacles, curved equestrian buildings, Gothicised doorways, a small dairy, and several well-constructed utilitarian buildings serving various agricultural purposes.
There was also a water mill with mill race and a cast-iron mill wheel in-situ.
A roadside forge with horseshoe shaped entrance displays the initials "E K" and the date over the door.
The remains of a later walled garden with ruined greenhouses, a gardener's house and other structures, added a further dimension to this outstanding collection of estate buildings.
Johnstown Kennedy was sold by Sir Derrick Kennedy, 6th Baronet.
The house was subsequently demolished and the estate now forms part of Beech Park Golf Club.