Captain Thomas Wren of Hinton in Cambridgeshire, second cousin to Sir Christopher Wren's father (and therefore part of the main Binchester Wren tree), settled in Littor House, County Kerry, after the wars of 1621 (or 1641). He initiated a line of Irish Wrens who later spread around the world. The line has been researched by a number of individuals over the years, and apparently there are still Wrens living in Littor House.

There are references to the family in Charles Smith, 'The Ancient and Present State of the County of Kerry', 1759 reprinted 1969 by Mercier Press (out of print, available on inter-library loan).


Descendant line Name of researcher Location Notes
Alison Tate
Sally Wren Vegso
Kevin Wren
Thomas Wren & Mary Enight Richard Smith Thomas b.c.1824 in Littor Townland, Asdee, County Kerry
Jenny Wren Blocher
Michele Mackay Via daughter Josephine (1858), emigrated to Australia (1883)
Thomas Wren & Mary Mahoney Jo Jackson Their daughter Ellen b.1820 Asdee, County Kerry
Esther (Etty) Wren & Patrick Kelliher Christine Hayvice New Zealand Probably married near Ardmilode, County Kerry in the 1870's
Pat Hampson New Zealand
William Wren Carol Wren Schwartz Pennsylvania Emigrated to New York 1908 from Asdee, County Kerry
Michael Cornelius Wrinn Vonthella Wrinn Regl Born c.1834 in County Kerry, fought in US Civil War (later settled in East Tennessee), possibly s/o Jeremiah (a recurring family name) and Katherine
Declan Wrynn Ireland Wrynn family of Kealkill near Bantry, West Cork
Anthony Wren Wren family of Ireland
Wren family of Littur House, Kerry James Kelly Descendant of main line
Mary Wrenn of Ballyferriter, Dingle, Kerry Roger Flaherty Married Morgan Flaherty 1810

If you are researching this branch of the Wrens and would like to have your name or contact details listed here, please contact Ian Hall.


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