Despard Tree from about 1630 in Ireland (Updated May 2020)

Around 870 people over 440 Despards now scattered throughout the world.
This tree based on personal research, Tierra del Fuego tree, Richard and David Despards tree and William Piggott Despard -
Michael Graves grandfather. Thanks Michael for all the help.
Plus information from the Despard books and with thanks to Paynton Despard Fireman.
I have started with Philip D'Espard as "legend" says he was the start of the line in Ireland.
But there is no clear evidence of any Despards in Ireland until about 1630 and even that is debatable.

Despard main tree Donore and Killaghy Castle branches plus worldwide


For a detailed look at the tree Despards Only Tree

There are more Despard trees that I have not managed to link (as yet) to my main "Despard Only Tree", that start in Ireland and then continue later to the US and Canada. Over 300 people and 128 Despard's in this tree so far. Also available "paper written" tree including the Fleming side of this tree. Download the pdf

William Despard - Ellen Piercy Updated May 2020

For more details of the tree Wiliam Despard Tree

Richard Despard born in about 1800 in Ireland & John the shoe maker.
Updated May 2020

Richard Despard had two sons John AND Thomas. There is some debate whether Richard is the father of John.
Over 260 people and 113 Despard's in this tree.
His son John emigrated to the US.
There are also lots of the Garnish family included.

For more details of the tree Richard Despard Tree

My own personal tree, my Despard line stops around 1800 in Ireland.

But lots of Brackleys and Lasts.
The Gillis Irish side is continually expanding across the USA and Canada with lots of links back to about 1800 in Ireland.
39 Despard's but lots of Gillis, Last and Brackley's 920 people in total.

John Despard personal tree: John's tree

Of course there are variations of the spelling of the family name. There are Irish Desparts, sometimes this is because of the litteracy ability of either the family or the scribe inputing the information as thay heard it! Hence Despar - Despars - Despart - Despard.
Jean Baptiste Georges Despart emigrated from France (no actual evidence just family story) to the Quebec area around 1750. The name changes gradually to Despard. Although there is evidence of a Jeanne Michelle Despart marrying in 1760 Brittany France and also Victor Despart of Bordeaux on the 13th April 1794 being guillotined!

Quebec and Canada Despards

For more details of the tree Despart-Quebec

There is a DNA link from this tree to 3 other Despard trees.

Still working on all Despards and trying to link as many as possible into one tree.
However nearly all the trees are linked together via DNA.
Updated May 2020

Links to Family Tree Stuff