Color: Gules (Red) Warrior, Martyr, Military Strength.
Swan: A musical person, poetry, harmony In Ireland the Swan was regarded as the bird that bore the spirit of a dead Celtic Chieftain sway to the next life.
The noble family of De Synot or Sinnott came into England with William de Conqueror from Normandy, Anno Domini 1066, with the commission of Standard Bearer, and soon after the Battle of Hastings obtained considerable possessions in Counties of Lincoln and Somerset, which they held peaceable possession until the wars between the houses of York and Lancaster.
Sir Walter Sinnott, a son of that noble family of Sinnott of Somersetshire, came over to Ireland with Richard de Clare, commonly called Strongbow, in the year 1170, in the reign of Henry the Second, with the commission of Captain or Knight, and being a gallant officer the said Sir Henry, for his good services, granted the said Sir Walter large estate territory in the County of Wexford, in the Kingdom of Ireland, containing several thousand acres adjoining the town and Harbour of Wexford and river Slaney, extending about eight miles long by about five miles width, now called Sinnottsland or Sinnottstown, after said family, which they held peaceable possesion until the reign of King Charles the First, when Ireland was invaded by the Usurper Cromwell, who dispossessed them of their lands and castles, which they had held for five hundred years.
Colonel David Sinnott was then Governor of the Town of Wexford and bravely opposed Cromwell whilst a man stood by his side, but at lenght, being overpowered by superior numbers, was obliged to surrender, with loss of the town, also his own property, and also two of his brothers who nobly fought and fell in the siege, they being betrayed by John De Stafford, who was Governor of one of the Castles outside the Town, and who opened the gates for Cromwell´s Troops to march in.
Ballybrenan Castle built by Sir Richard Sinnott. Sir James Sinnott, brother of Sir Richard, married Miss Lambert of Longstown castle; said castle and lands fell into the possesion of said Sir James Sinnott. Artramount Castle built by the Sinnotts. Ballyfarnock Castle built by the Sinnotts. Garrylough Castle built by the Sinnotts.
The name Sinnott has been in Ireland since the thirteenth century and is taken from old English words meaning 'victory-bold'. Settlers of this name arrived from England and settled in County Wexford in the South-East of the country. It is here that the majority of descendants can still today be found.
SINNOTT es un apellido de origen normando, asociado a Irlanda desde larga data. También se lo escribe Synnott, especialmente por familias que pasaron de Dublin a Wexford, donde este apellido aparece desde principios del Siglo XIII. La primera referencia que conocemos corresponde a Richard Sinnott, hijo de John Synod, que estaba en Ballybrennan.
Sus armas: en campo de gules, un león afrontado, oro.
|Edward Sinnott & Sarah Marcella Griffin ( modificado el 01.11.2009 )|
|James Sinnott & Bridget Comerford ( modificado el 01.11.2009 ) | ||
|James Sinnott & Catherine Walsh ( modificado el 01.11.2009 )|