: Looking for descendants John Staunton born 1853 in Belcarra. He was the son of Patrick Staunton and Bridget Fadden both of Belcarra. Married Honor Harte Jul. 7, 1890 at Kilmain. She was daughter of Patrick Harte and Bridget Naughton. Please E-Mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While this doesnt answer your question The name Staunton is well referenced in this McEvilly website
Children of the Knight
The Story Behind the Names of Staunton, MacEvilly, Culkin, & Quilkin
All of these County Mayo names can be traced to Adam de Staunton, a Norman knight who helped Richard de Burgo conquer Connacht in 1235.
You can find a lot of information about the history of the Stauntons in the various annals of Ireland. Unfortunately the evidence is incomplete. The annals only give us a series of isolated facts that don't tell anything like the whole story. However, given the proper context, we can still get a feel for the history of this family. Looking at the incomplete historical record is kind of like looking at a series of family snapshots in an old photo album. You know that more of the family's life is missing than is shown, but it is interesting anyway, and along the way you can still learn a lot.
The first reference we have on the Stauntons in Ireland is from 1232.1 At that time we learn that that an Adam de Staunton, a Norman knight from Moons, County Kildare, began building or improving Donamon Castle (also spelt Dunamon). Adam was part of the second wave of Norman adventurers in Ireland. The first wave had had arrived only about 40 years previously. All of these Normans were descendants of the men who had conquered England in 1066.