1674 Mountfort Westropp
1674. Mountfort Westropp of Kilkerin, second son
and residuary legatee and executor of Thomas Westropp of Newham
and Cornborough, county York, whose will, November 27th, 1656, he
proved in London, January 30th, 1657 (Thomas is legatee in the wills
of his granduncles Thomas, 1604, and Ralph, 1606, at York; they
are mentioned in the Visitation of 1584, in which their descent
is traced from John Westhorpe of Brompton, near Scarborough, and
his wife, daughter and eventual heiress of John Thwenge of Cornborough,
who died 1369). Mountifort
migrated to Limerick, 1657, and was appointed comptroller of its
port, February 18th, 1660.
He purchased Kilkerin (Title-deed November 23rd, 1671) from W. Hamilton
of Erenagh, county Down, and married Frances, daughter of John Taylor
of Ballinort. His
will, August 14th, 1698, proved at Dublin, October 15th, 1698. From
his sons, Ralph and Thomas, descend the existing families of the
name. Arms (as in Visitation, 1584, and his seals), sa a lion ramp.
erm. ducally crowned or.