From the Wakefield Memorial by Homer Wakefield page 216 explains that John Wakefield emigrated from England to Ireland had Dr. Albert Wakefield who had an only son Robert Wakefield who died in England from a wound rec'd in battle.He had a son Robert who had three sons Robert, Matthew, and Andrew. Robert had 4 sons all who participated in a plot against the Catholic rule. David escaped to America-hidden- in a boat his wife was onboard bound for America. He escaped and came in the years 1768-1773. His wife was Mary Jane or Elizabeth Wade-said to be the dau of Jeremiah Wade, of Kilkerrin a wealthy land proprietor and neighbor of the Wakefield family. I did find some info on the Wade family in landed estates. David and Mary Wakefield had 8 children. I believe Thomas born 1757, Rev James born 1767, John ? went to Dublin, Ireland got ill and married his nurse Elizabeth Newlon in 1803. They were born in Ireland I believe. All are said to of been born on the family estate on the road between Aughrim and Ballinasloe, Galway county, Parish of Connaught, Ireland. There was a post for this family in the years 1999-2000.
I looked at records at galwaylibrary. There were some WAkefields in Ballinasloe. I have noticed a Wakefield Village in Galway county located north side of Urragh ree townland and in the Barony of Cloonmacnoon it's cicil parish Clontuskert. I am curious if this may be the actual Wakefield estate not just this branch of families refer to as being born there but other Wakefield branches. They couldn't of all lived in one house so a village that may now be deserted makes sense. In the 1901 Griffins Valuation I also saw a William Wakefield and a Charles Wakefield in this civil parish. Galway, Kellysgrove Urraghry Wakefields. I thought maybe it was a key to finding the records for the family in Ireland.
One son of Roberts, the brother of David, remained on the family estate married Margaret Reddick and prob died their. He had 3 known children Andrew-I believe emigrated to America and married Margaret Campbell January 3,1793 and he died June 22, 1828. The other 2 were John and Daniel.
Any information on this family would be appreciated=there are a lot of Wakefields who would love to know some of this history.
Thanks, Cindy firstname.lastname@example.org