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Thursday, 17 November 2011

The Carleton Family of Eustace Street, Dublin

The Williams family, who founded the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company in the 1820s, had connections with the Carleton family. Francis Carleton was the secretary of the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company, and lived in the 1830s at 15 Eden Quay, one of three buildings owned by the company, the others being No. 16 and No. 17 where our great-great grandfather, Richard Williams, lived for the best part of a decade.
George Carleton was noted as a shareholder (£300) in the company in 1828.
Susannah Carleton married Hutchins Thomas Williams, son of John Jeffery Williams, in the 1820s and emigrated to Simcoe, Canada, with him.
In April 1834 in St. Andrew's, Dublin, Mary Williams, the eldest daughter of Thomas Williams of the Bank of Ireland and of Hampton Lodge, Drumcondra, married George Simpson Carleton.

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 Both families were parishioners of St.Andrew's Church of Ireland Church, whose records for the first half of the nineteenth century were destroyed in the fire in the Four Courts during the Civil War, so it's difficult to pin down the exact relationships between the various members. Most of them, however, lived at some stage in Eustace Street, the street where John Dignan Williams, brother of Hutchins Thomas Williams, lived  (or perhaps worked) from 1817.

The Carletons had settled in Cumberland long before the Norman invasion, and several related branches of the family emigrated to Ireland at the time of Charles the First, one settling at Rossfad near Enniskillen, and another at Darling Hill in Co. Tipperary.  This post concerns primarily the Carleton family who settled first in Tipperary before selling Darling Hill to William Pennefather and moving to Dublin.

A third branch of this same Carleton family settled in Cork city;  their family names mirror closely those of the Carletons of Rossfad, namely, Lawrence, Guy, Christopher and Dorchester,  Sir Guy Carleton of Rossfad having been created Baron Dorchester in 1786. 
The first recorded Carleton in Cork was Christopher Carleton (1702 - 1776) of Cork city who married Anne Webber and whose son was John Carleton (1742 - 1838) of Woodside who married Penelope Anne Dunscombe of Mount Desert, and had Captain George Guy Carleton in Blarney in 1776, who married Mary Clynch in 1803, and died in Sunday's Well, Cork, on 27th September 1824. 
A second son of John Carleton and Penelope Anne Dunscombe of Woodside was the Rev. Edward Mitchell Carleton who married Elizabeth Withers on 28th January 1799.  Amongst his children were another George Guy Carleton, Jane who married Henry Baldwin Foot, Penelope who married Edward Townsend Warren and Harriet Louisa who married Rev. James Lawrence Cotter.
On 19th November 1859 in Tyrone, Christopher Dorchester Carleton, died aged 19 - he was the eldest son of Captain George Guy Carleton, who must be the late George Guy Carleton, son of Rev. Edward Mitchell Carleton.  On 4th June 1896 in the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Rev. A. Godolphin Pentraeth married Helen Guy Carleton, the daughter of Christopher Guy Carleton of Cork, and granddaughter of the late Christopher Dorchester Carleton of Beechmount, Cork, and great-granddaughter of the late Captain George Guy Carleton of the 18th Royal Irish.

John Carleton of Darling Hill, Tipperary, was noted as the Sheriff of Tipperary in 1717; he was the son of Richard Carleton of Cambridgeshire and then Darlinghill, Tipperary.
John Carleton, Sheriff of Tipperary,  married Jane Stratford of Baltinglass, Wicklow, and amongst other children, had George Carleton who may have been the first member of the family to come to Dublin where he settled in Eustace Street. 

Another of the sons of Sheriff John Carleton and Jane Stratford was Francis Carleton who moved to Cork as a merchant where he married Rebecca Lawton.  These two were the parents of Hugh Viscount Carleton of Clare, Co. Tipperary, who had been born in Cork on 11th September 1739, and who was known to be the cousin of the Dublin Carletons.  Rt. Hon. Hugh Lord Viscount Carleton, Baron Carleton, died aged 87 in March 1826 at his house in George Street, Hanover Square, London.

John Carleton was also the son of Sheriff John Carleton and Jane Stratford;  he had a son, John Carleton of Darlinghill, Tipperary, who died without issue in 1775, and whose will was proved by his brother and heir, Oliver Carleton, merchant of Dublin, who lived at 14 Frederick Street.   Oliver's brother was Lt. Francis Carleton - both Oliver and his brother, Francis, served for a time in the 2nd Regiment of Foot.  Francis Carleton married a Miss Bailie and left a daughter; he is reputed to have died in the West Indies in 1806. 

Oliver Carleton, son of John Carleton and grandson of Sheriff John Carleton, married Martha Van Lewen in 1778 and died in 1806;  he left two daughters.  The marriage settlement of one of them, Mary Carleton, was lodged in the registry of deeds on 20th July 1802 (544-179-361858) when she married Captain Elliott Armstrong of the 6th Regiment, son of John Armstrong of Drumsillagh, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh.  Also named in this marriage settlement was Rt. Hon. Hugh Carleton who was a cousin of the family.  Captain Elliot Armstrong and Mary Carleton had a son, John Armstrong.  Another of Oliver Carleton's daughters was Frances Elizabeth Carleton who married Dr. Maziere.

Oliver Carleton of Dublin was the man who sold Darlinghill near Clonmel to William Pennefather;  this was recorded in deed 357-563-242273 dated 6th June 1784.   Also named in this deed of sale were possible sisters of Oliver and Francis Carleton - Frances Carleton wife of Thomas Smithwick who had married in 1761,  Isabella Carleton wife of William Dickson or Dixon who had married in 1763, Grace Carleton wife of John Bagnel who had married in 1775, and Maria Carleton who had married Samuel Evans in 1778, and spinster Jane Carleton.


George Carleton of Eustace Street, Dublin, had been born in 1715 to Sheriff John Carleton and married Margaret Cossart, who was the daughter of Pierre or Peter Cossart and Elizabeth Perdriau of Cork. 

Peter Cossart and Elizabeth Perdriau married in St. Mary's, Cork, in April 1720, shortly after arriving in Ireland. Their children were:
  • John Cossart, born 1721. A John Cossart of Cork married Margaret Cavendish, the daughter of Sir Henry Cavendish, in November 1755.
  • Margaret, born 1722, who married George Carleton, merchant of Dublin.
  • Elizabeth Cossart, born 30th July 1725, who married a Mr. Baker.
  • Pierre Cossart, 1728 - 1784.
  • Susanne Cordelia Cossart, born 1730, who married a Mr. Lapp.
  • Isaac Cossart, 1732 - 1792, of London.
The children of George Carleton, of Eustace St., and Margaret Cossart were:
  •     John ( 1750 - 1820)  Lord-Mayor of Dublin who married Mary Chambers (who died on 11th September 1839) in 1798.
  •     George-Frederick (born circa 1770 - 10th January 1831) of Eustace Street who married Elizabeth Cossart  on 17th October 1784.  He left no children. A nephew was named in his will as Francis Carleton, who was the son of John Carleton, Lord Mayor. Francis left his uncle's will unadministered and the will was subsequently granted to George Simpson Carleton of Seapoint who was the son of the Peter who follows.
  •     Rev. Peter Carleton (1756 - 1825) who married, in 1784, Mary Griffin. 
  •     Susannah (born 1747) of Brunswick St, who married Charles Ward of Queen's County.

Susanna Carleton, daughter of George and Margaret Carleton



John Carleton of Mountjoy Square and of High Park, Drumcondra, son of George and Margaret Carleton

The above images were kindly sent to me by Judy Tweedale - she is currently offering these for sale to any descendant of the Carleton family who might be interested.  Please email me for Judy's contact details if you are interested.


George Carleton (senior)  gave evidence to a committee of the House of Commons which was looking into the decline of the Irish linen industry since 1770. The report stated that George Carleton had been a linen merchant in Dublin for thirty years before becoming involved in the manufacture of damask.

George Carleton of Eustace Street  (this was most likely George-Frederick Carleton, son of George senior) was a member of the Trinity Guild (the guild of merchants) and was mentioned in the Almanack for 1815:
'Common-Council for Three Years next ensuing the 24th December 1813 in Trinity Guild - George Carleton, Eustace Street.'
This George Carleton cannot possibly be the George Carleton who bought into the CDSPCo in 1828 - he would have been 113 years old.
George Frederick Carleton was born circa 1770 to George Carleton and Margaret Cossart; he married a relation, Elizabeth Cossart of Gardiner Steet, on 17th October 1799 in St. Thomas's Church; it is believed they had no children.  The wife of George Frederick Carleton died aged 71 on 20th November 1821, and was buried in St. Andrew's.
In the 1815 Almanack, George Frederick Carleton was named as a director of 'The Commercial Insurance Company.' He was also one of the Common Councilmen of the Guild of Merchants in Dublin from 1824 till 1830, as was George Simpson Carleton who was the nephew of George Frederick Carleton - he too lived on Eustace Street.

Susan/Susannah Carleton was born to George Carleton and Margaret Cossart in 1747 and married Charles Ward of Queen's County.  I have come across references to a Charles Ward of Hollymount, Queen's County, but his wife, when she died aged 87 at her residence in Southampton, was named as Elinor, the daughter of the late Rt. Honorable Stephen Radcliffe. Perhaps Elinor was the second wife of Charles Ward of Hollymount, or perhaps I am confusing two Charles Wards of Queen's County.

Susannah Carleton's brother, John Carleton, was born to George Carleton and Margaret Cossart in 1750. In 1783 he was mentioned in 'Wilson's Dublin Directory' as High Sheriff of 8 Eustace Street; this was his business address, but he also had a residence, High Park in Drumcondra, Co. Dublin, and another in Mountjoy Square.

(The John Carleton of the city of Dublin who married Elizabeth Hodgson of St. Bridget's parish on 14th August 1776, was not the John Carleton of Eustace St discussed in this post, but was instead the third son of Francis Carleton of Cork who married Rebecca Lawton in 1737.  Francis Carleton of Cork was the son of John Carleton of Darlinghill, Tipperary; therefore John Carleton who married Elizabeth Hodgson was a cousin of John Carleton of Eustace Street, Dublin.)

John Carleton was later an Alderman on the city council.
'Walker's Hibernian Magazine' of 1787: 'This day a Post Assembly was held at the Tholsel, for the purpose of electing an Alderman of this city, in the room of Sir Anthony King, Knt., deceased, when the following Sheriff's Peers were returned by the board of Aldermen as fit and proper persons to fill that important station....John Carleton, merchant, Eustace Street, out of which return the Commons elected John Carleton Esq., who was accordingly introduced to the Board and sworn, after which the corporation were elegantly entertained at dinner by the newly elected Aldermen, at the King's Arms, in Smock-Alley.'
John Carleton was the Lord Mayor of Dublin in 1792; he was mentioned in the 1815 Almanack as John Carleton & Co., 12 Eustace Street, and was also named, along with George Carleton, as a Trustee of the Royal Exchange. This was John's brother, George Carleton, also of Eustace Street, who was in the Trinity Guild in 1815. Alderman John Carleton was named as one of the vice-presidents of St. George's Dispensary and Fever Hospital.

Heavily involved in Dublin business, John Carleton, Alderman, and his brother, George Frederick Carleton, entered into partnership with Mark McGrath when they set up in business together as millers on 9th December 1802, but this partnership was dissolved (deed 582-63-391250)  on 7th February 1806.

In 1798, Alderman John Carleton of Eustace Street was appointed as Treasurer of Dublin Corporation, a post he held until he was dismissed for serious fraud in 1814, having embezzled huge amounts of money in the intervening years.  He was declared bankrupt and had to sell his Dublin properties, first the family home of High Park in Drumcondra, which boasted a grapery and a demesne of  27 acres, and which was put up for sale or let in July 1814.  Tickets for the viewing could be had from Carleton's office in Eustace Street.   Next to go was his house at 6 Mountjoy Square North which was put up for auction on 20th February 1815 in the Royal Exchange, along with a pew in the gallery of St. George's Church and two shares in the City of Dublin Tavern.

John Carleton absconded with his family to England in disgrace and settled in Ambleside, Westmoreland, Cheshire, where he died on 25th November 1820. His estate was administered by a relation of his mother's family, John Cossart.

The Children of John Carleton and Mary Chambers of Eustace Street were:

John Carleton's eldest son (not named by Burke) also John Carleton, who was of 6 Mountjoy Square, was admitted to the Freemen of Dublin in 1813:
'Beseech your Honors, John Carleton Junior of Mountjoy Square, Merchant, to be admitted...by birth, being the son of Alderman John Carleton who came in at Michaelmas 1772 by birth.'     John, the eldest son of Alderman Carleton, died of typhus aged 27 in Liverpool in August 1818. At about the same time, his brother, Charles Carleton, who was the third son of Alderman John Carleton, died aged 20 of consumption in Dominick Street, while the brothers' sister, 12-year-old Elizabeth Carleton, died in Eustace Street.

Another son was Francis Carleton (1800 - 1848) who, on 3rd March 1836, in Ambleside, Westmoreland, Cheshire, (where John Carleton had settled following his flight from Dublin), married Sarah North.

The 1831 will of the childless George Frederick Carleton of Eustace Street, brother of Alderman John Carleton, named his nephew as Francis Carleton.  

 Francis Carleton's obituary was published in 'The Minutes of Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers' in 1849:

'Mr Francis Carleton, a native of the city of Dublin, began his career in the service of the Bank of Ireland, where he soon distinguished himself as possessing superior business habits, with a peculiar aptitude for official correspondance and financial details, combined with remarkable steadiness and attention. These qualifications induced his being intrusted, at an early age, with the management of the Branch Banks department of that establishment....A natural delicacy of constitution, combined with the decease of some of his family from consumption, warned Mr. Carleton, that his frame was not likely long to resist that close attention to official hours , which the important position he held so unremittingly demanded. Under these circumstances he abandoned the flattering prospects before him, and retired from duties, which his state of health rendered at once irksome and dangerous.

Mr. Carleton's peculiar habits of business then recommended him to Mr. C. Wye Williams (Assoc. Inst. C.E.), the Founder and Managing Director of the Dublin Steam Packet Company, to which enterprise he was appointed Secretary in the year 1826.

Thus introduced to the business of steam navigation, he soon became conversant with the peculiarities of that branch of what, from its importance, may be called the public service. He was in time elected one of the Directors of the Company, on its being incorporated by Act of Parliament, was shortly after appointed Assistant Managing Director, and continued one of its Directors to the period of his lamented death.

On the Transatlantic Steam-Ship Company being established, under the auspices of the Dublin Steam Packet Company, Mr. Carleton took an active part in its formation and management, while it continued to maintain an intercourse between Liverpool and New York. The experience of three years, having satisfied its Directors, that the expense of equipping and maintaining a transatlantic intercourse by steam vessels, without the aid of a Government contract, was incompatible with a successful persuit of their object, and a prospect of a more profitable employment for their vessels presenting itself, in consequence of a proposal from the proprietors of the Peninsular Steam Packet Company to join that enterprise, their two vessels, the Great Liverpool and the Orient, were transferred to the latter Company, which was then under contact for the conveyance of the mails to Lisbon, Cadiz, and Gibraltar, preparatory to the formation of the existing Peninsular and Oriental Steam-navigation Company, of which new company Mr. Carleton became one of the three Managing Directors.

In the subsequent negociations with Her Majesty's Government, for a royal charter, and obtaining a contract for the conveyance of the Mediterranean mails, Mr. Carleton took an active part, in conjunction with other Managers, Mr. Wilcox and Mr. Anderson, and the successful prosecution of that enterprise, is the best test of the efficiency of its management.

Mr. Carleton became an Associate of the Institution in 1845. His decease, at the early age of forty-eight years, deprives the Peninsular and Oriental Company of a most efficient Director, and causes a feeling of regret among a large circle of friends.'

Francis Carleton took a lease in 1832 from Archibald Ferguson for 6 Clifton Terrace, Monkstown.

In the Deeds of Agreement between the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company and The Dublin and Liverpool Steam Ship Building Company' of the 1820s, Francis Carleton was noted as being of Liverpool.
In 1856, the representatives of Francis Carleton were leasing a house at 6 Clifton Terrace, Monkstown, which is at Seapoint where the family of  Francis's cousin George Simpson Carleton lived.

The British papers widely reported the death of Francis Carleton on 22nd October 1848 and noted that at the time of his death he was living at Sydenham Hill, Kent, and that he had for many years been a director of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company.   His widow was Sarah Carleton, ie, Sarah North, the daughter of Ford North of Ambleside, Keswick, who Francis Carleton had married in March 1836.
Sarah North had been baptised by Ford North and Sarah Ashworth on 6th December 1808 at Grasmere, Westmoreland, in the English lake district.  Her sister was Althea North who was baptised there on 19th October 1813, and a brother was James North, baptised in Liverpool on 21st June 1802.

On the 15th February 1839, at the Monkstown residence of her brother-in-law, F. Carleton, the death occurred of 25 year old Althea, the youngest daughter of Ford North of Ambleside.  She was buried in Stillorgan.

In 1837, a son and heir was born at Clifton Terrace, Monkstown, to the wife of Francis Carleton.
This was most likely  Major Frederick William Carleton of the 60th Regiment, son of Francis Carleton, who married, on 6th August 1867, Mary Louisa Campbell, the daughter of Sir Guy Campbell - children born to them were Guy Francis Carleton in 1871 and Margaret Theodora in 1874 and Louisa Carleton who married Francis Logan.

A daughter of Francis Carleton and Sarah North was Louisa Carleton who married Francis Dobinson, son of Joseph Dobinson of Chertsey, Surrey, in July 1858.   Their son was born in Surrey in April 1864 and was baptised as Francis Carleton Logan Dobinson.

A son of Francis Carleton and Sarah North was Francis who was born on 19th November 1839, at Edge Hill, Liverpool - the papers the following day anonounced that Francis Carleton, the infant son of Francis Carleton of Monkstown had died.

The eldest daughter of Alderman John Carleton and Mary Chambers was Margaret Carleton who, in 1814, married Rev. John Hamilton Stubbs (1786 - 1866) of Ballyboden, Co. Dublin.   The 'Oxford University and City Herald' of 20th August 1814 announced the marriage, saying that Rev. John Hamilton Stubbs, eldest son of Rev. James Stubbs of Edmondstown, Co. Dublin, married Margaret, eldest daughter of Alderman John Carleton of Mountjoy Square and cousin to Lord Viscount Hugh Carleton.
Rev. John Hamilton Stubbs descended from John Stubbs and Margaret Bloomer of Bodenstown, Co. Dublin.
Rev. John Hamilton Stubbs, rector of Dromiskin, Castlebellingham, Co. Louth, also officiated at the wedding of two of his Carleton sisters-in-law.   In May 1827,  Mary Elizabeth Carleton, second daughter of the late John Carleton of Dublin, married George Croft Vernon of Hanbury, Worcestershire, the son of Thomas Vernon.
On 7th January 1836, Rev. John Hamilton Stubbs also carried out the wedding of Ellen, the youngest of John Carleton's daughters, when she married Rev. John Ellison Bates of Oxford in Ambleside Church, Westmoreland.

In June 1831 at the Mount, Hanbury, Mary Elizabeth, wife of George Croft Vernon and daughter of the late John Carleton of Eustace Street, died.   Later on 29th July 1852, her only child, Ellen Vernon, was married by Rev. John Hamilton Stubbs (the bride's uncle) to Henry, the youngest son of E. H. Bearcroft of Mere Hall.

In April 1848 Mrs. Ellen Susan Bates, daughter of the late John Carleton, died at the Parsonage House in Christ Church.  She had been worrying about the recent ill health of her husband, the perpetual curate of Huffam.  He - Rev. John Ellison Bates - died on 17th February 1858 at Priory Gate and was noted at the time as the incumbent and late student of Christ Church, Oxford.  A son was Colonel Charles Ellison Bates of the Bengal Staff Corps who died aged 57 on 24th September 1906.   The second son of Rev. John Ellison Bates and Ellen Susan Carleton was Colonel Henry Stratton Bates, who had been born to the couple in Liverpool on 21st December 1836 and who served in New Zealand where he married a Maori woman, Hana Tama, before returning to England where he married Frances Henrietta Carnac, the daughter of baronet Sir John Rivett-Carnac, on 18th January 1866.

Rev. John Hamilton Stubbs also presided at the wedding of his brother-in-law, Captain Henry Carleton of the Bengal Army, when he married Eliza, second daughter of John Cossart of the Dublin Ballast Office.   John Cossart had administered the estate of Alderman John Carleton.  When Rev. John Hamilton Stubbs of Louth died on 25th October 1866, his will was administered by Henry Carleton, merchant of Eustace Street.    Was this the same Henry Carleton?  Captain Henry Carleton had a cousin, also Henry Carleton, who, in 1868, was noted in the street directories as having addresses in 18 Eustace Street and Monkstown, Co. Dublin.

In September 1839, Mary, widow of the late John Carleton of Dublin, died at Ambleside, Westmoreland.

Rev. Peter Carleton, born 1755, was the second son of George Carleton and Margaret Cossart. In 1800 he was named as a subscriber to 'Life's Painter of Variegated Characters in Public and Private Life' - once again, the address was Eustace Street. Peter Carleton was a cleric - by 1806, he was living in Coolock, North Dublin, and was noted as the Dean of St. Patricks and Killaloe.

The Rev. Peter Carleton married Margaret Griffin in St. Andrews, Dublin in 1784.  Margaret Griffin had an aunt, Catherine Simpson, who, as a widow, made her will on 20th December 1787;  this will named Catherine Simpson as, the wife of George Simpson, a wealthy merchant of Jervis Street and the founder of Simpson's Hospital.  Margaret Griffin and Rev. Peter Carleton named their eldest son as George Simpson Carleton.  Catherine Simpson's will named a brother as Joseph Griffin and a nephew as Michael Griffin, and nieces were Margaret Carleton, Catherine Benson and a Mary Carleton.

Margaret Griffin and Rev. Peter Carleton had ten children, two of whom married their Cossart cousins.   Peter Carleton later worked in Killyleagh, Co. Down, where two of his daughters married.

Margaret Carleton, née Griffin, died in November 1843 in Eustace Street.

The children of Rev. Peter Carleton and Margaret Griffin:
  • George Simpson Carleton, Eustace St, born 1786 who married as his second wife Mary Williams in 1834.
  • Henry Peter Carleton (1787 - 1844) married Elizabeth Cossart in St. Andrew's, Dublin on 17th May 1826.  He was of the Bengal Army. Major Henry Peter Carleton died in 1844 at Albany Place, Monkstown.  Elizabeth Cossart was the second daughter of John Cossart of Dublin.  They had children in India - in 1828 Emily Augusta Carleton, and Major Henry William Carleton in 1831.  On 14th February 1871 Major William Henry Carleton of the 21st Royal Scots Fusiliers married Minnie Lendrum, daughter of James Lendrum of Jamestown and granddaughter of Mr. Vesey of Derybard.  This wedding took place in Ballinamallard and was assisted by the groom's first cousin, Rev. William Carleton of Callan, who was the son of George Simpson Carleton and his second wife, Mary Williams.
  • Lieutenant Charles William Carleton (1789 - 1834)  who died in August 1834 in Monghe, East Indies.
  • Major Frederick Augustus Carleton (1805 - 1860) who died in India.
  • William Cossart Carleton (1790 -  12th January 1842), who was of the 36th Regt.Bengal, married Catherine Louisa Tritton, the daughter of Captain Tritton. on 22nd June 1830.     Their children were born in India - Charlotte Jemima Carleton on 27th March 1831, Louisa Jane Smith Carleton on 28th September 1832, Margaret Elizabeth Carleton on 4th July 1834, and Frederick Hone Carleton on 12th October 1840.
  • John Hugh Carleton of Liverpool.
  • Fanny  Susannah Carleton who married Hutchins Thomas Williams. http://alison-stewart.blogspot.com/2011/09/hutchins-thomas-williams-son-of-thomas.html
  • Charlotte Carleton, married James Bailie (died 1863)of Ringdufferin, Co. Down, the son of  James Bailie of Ringdufferin (died 1819), and grandson of Edward Bailie (1690 - 1774) of Ringdufferin.   The son of Charlotte Carleton and James Bailie was James Bailie of the 7th Irish Fusiliers who married his cousin Charlotte J. Carleton, and had Harriet, Kathleen and Louisa Bailie.
  • Eliza Carleton married James Wilson of Killeague, Co. Down.
  • Margaret Carleton (1783 - 15th March 1869) married her cousin, William Cossart, of Harcourt Street, in April 1831. Her obituary appeared in the Limerick Chronicle in 15th March 1869:  'At Harcourt-street, Dublin, Margaret, widow of the late William Cossart Esq., and eldest daughter of the later Very Rev. P. Carleton, Dean of Killaloe, &c., and rector of Killyleagh, co. Down.'   William Cossart had been born on 12th July 1777, operated as a merchant in Lisbon and Madeira, and died in Dublin on 28th January 1837,  leaving no children.

George Simpson Carleton, the eldest son of Rev. Peter Carleton and Margaret Griffin, was a wine merchant and agent to the Sun Fire and Life Assurance Company of London. He lived at 23 Eustace Street. He appears prominently in the 1832 Almanack as agent to the Sun Assurance Company - there were perks associated with this job:
'Persons Assured in this Society are allowed to cross St. George's Channel between Great Britain and Ireland, in regular passage vessels or Steam Boats, without any extra charge.'
By 1846, George Simpson Carleton, wine merchant and life assurance agent, had moved from 23 Eustace Street to 18 Eustace Street. They must have loved Eustace Street!

George Simpson Carleton married twice, first to Sophia Audouin, the daughter of George Lamb Andouin, in 1824,  by whom he had Colonel George Carleton  (1827 - 1913) of  the Madras Horse Artillery, who married Elizabeth Mary Susan Hughes (1826 - 1907), daughter of the late Captain William Hughes, in Monkstown Church on 16th June 1854.
George Carleton, son of George Simpson Carleton and Sophia Audouin, applied to join the Madras Artillery on 18th March 1842. His petition noted that he had been born on 19th March 1826 to George and Sophia Carleton and was baptised in St. Andrew's, Dublin, on 6th April 1826.  George had received a classical and mathematical education in Dundalk and had been taught there by Rev. Dr. Brough.
Some of the children of Col. George Carleton and Elizabeth Hughes were born in Madras, and the family were noted in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK, on the 1891 census.    Lieutenant George Carleton named one of his sons as Guy Audouin Carleton when he was born in India on 23rd November 1859. Other children born in India to Lieutenant George Carleton and Elizabeth/Bessie Hughes were George Dudley Carleton on 24th May 1858 (who married Hilda Maude McMullen, the daughter of Major General C.H. Cookes, in 1909 in Cheltenham) and Lancelot Richard Carleton on 15th September 1861. When George Dudley Carleton married Hilda Maude MacMullen Cookes in 1909, the gift list was published in the local newspaper and included brothers Guy Carleton,  Col. and Mrs. F.R.C. Carleton, Major and Mrs. Harry Carleton (this was brother Henry Carleton who had been born in Boherfadda, Ferbane, Co. Offaly, on 12th September 1868),  Major Lancelot Carleton, Mrs. William Carleton, Mrs. Percival Carleton, and Dr. and Mrs. Hutchins Williams.  Dr. Hutchins Williams was the son of Hutchins Thomas Williams and Fanny Carleton, the daughter of Rev. Peter Carleton and Margaret Griffin.

Sophie Carleton, née Audouin, died 12th February 1832 aged 41 and was buried in St.Andrew's, Dublin.
George Simpson Carleton married, secondly, Mary Williams in April 1834, she being the eldest daughter of Thomas Williams and Mary Ann Quin of Hampton Lodge, and the sister of Charles Wye Williams, the founder of the Dublin Steam Packet Company.   She was a relation of Hutchins Thomas Williams who had married George Simpson Carleton's sister Fanny Carleton.
George Simpson Carleton and Mary Williams had Rev. William Carleton of Callan, Kilkenny, who married Mildred Beresfort, Henry Carleton of Seapoint, Monkstown, and Elizabeth Carleton.  The Dublin address of Rev. William Carleton was 3 Seapoint Terrace, Monkstown.  Rev. William Carleton died mid-sermon at St. Canice's Cathedral aged 63 on 16th August 1891, and his funeral was attended by his brothers, Col. Carleton and Henry Carleton.
Henry Carleton of 3 Seapoint Terrace, Monkstown, was admitted as a Freeman of Dublin in 1859 by birth, being the son of George Carleton who had himself been admitted in 1807.

Mary Carleton, née Williams, late of Eustace Street, died on 6th November 1856, and the will was granted to her son, Rev. William Carleton of Pilltown, Co. Kilkenny.
Her husband George Simpson Carleton died on 1st September 1863, aged 78, at Seapoint Terrace, Monkstown, after a long illness.

I found a deed relating to George Simpson Carleton and Mary Williams - 1857-27-21, dated 14th September 1857, between Richard Williams of Dame Street, the surviving trustee of the earlier marriage settlement - on April 9th 1834 -  of George Simpson Carleton and Mary Williams,  and George Simpson Carleton of Eustace Street.  At the time of the marriage in 1834, a sum of £1000 was granted in trust to Francis Carleton and Richard Williams, probably on behalf of Mary Williams, and a further £1000 was lent as a mortgage to George Simpson Carleton for a house on Eustace Street.  Francis Carleton, the other trustee, had died in 1849.   

The Richard Williams named in the deed was the brother of Mary Williams, both being the children of Thomas Williams of the Bank of Ireland and of Mary Ann Quin.

The son of George Simpson Carleton and Sophie Audouin was Henry Carleton who was living at Seapoint, Monkstown, when he administered his uncle's will, ie. Rev. George Audouin who was named as the brother of James Lamb Audouin.





1 comment:

  1. Hello
    I’m a direct ancestor of Captain George Carleton who married SARAH Clynch. My grandparents were Helen Carleton and Rev Pentreath. We have some discrepancies in our records. Can we compare notes?

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