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Friday, 8 June 2012

Mary Courtenay and Herbert Gilman Moore

Mary Courtenay was the sister of our great-great-great grandmother, Emily Courtenay (who married John Pennefather), both women being the daughters of Frederick Courtenay and Mary Tuty of Wellington Street.
Mary Courtenay, daughter of Frederick and Mary Courtenay, married Herbert Gillman Moore, the son of Emmanuel Gilman Moore, on 12th October 1851 in St. Mary's, Dublin.   Herbert Gilman Moore was the son of Sir Emanuel Moore and Ellen Gillman.  Sir Emanuel Moore, 9th of the Moore baronets of Rosscarbery, Co. Cork, had sold off the family lands in the 1840s and lived afterwards in reduced circumstances. At the time of Herbert Gillman Moore's 1851 marriage to Mary Courtenay of 27 Wellington Street, Dublin, Herbert was working as a prison officer in Newgate Prison.

Their children of Mary Courtenay and Herbert Gillman Moore were:

1)  Sabina Jane Moore, born 25th July 1852 at 15 Little Britain Street, Dublin; her father was a convict officer.  Sabina Jane would later marry, on 15th May 1877, Walter John Woodward.  At the time of the marriage, both bride and groom were living at 16 Christchurch Place;  Walter was a corporal of the Army Hospital Corps. Sabina Jane Moore was illiterate and signed her name on the wedding cert. with her mark.
Walter Woodward's father was a sawyer's clerk named John Woodward, while Herbert Moore - Sabina Jane's father - gave his profession as a gate keeper.  The witnesses were Sabina Jane's younger sister, Kate Moore (ie: Catherine Isabella Moore) and a member of the Courtenay family,  Thomas Courtenay, probably the son of Frederick Courtenay and Mary Tuty.
Walter and Sabina had a daughter five months after the wedding - Adelaide Blanche Woodward, on 25th October 1877;  her father, Walter, was a sergeant in the Army Hospital Corps and the family's address was the Ship Street Barracks.  Following Adelaide Blanche's birth, I can find no further trace of this child.

Sabina's husband, Walter John Woodward, must have abandoned her - she was admitted, destitute, to the Dublin Workhouse, and was recorded leaving it twice, once on 28th December 1888 and once on 15th July 1889.  She had been living at 9, St. John's Lane;  her husband, a pensioner, was failing to support her.   Another record states that her husband was in England.

The Chelsea Pensioner Discharge Archives record Walter John Woodward of the Army Hospital Corp (number 3083) leaving the army on 19th September 1882. At the time he was stationed at the Royal Military Hospital in Netley, Hampshire.

Sabina Woodward appeared on the 1901 census living alone in Flat 21.3 in Winetavern Street close to Christchurch Cathedral.  She was a widowed tailoress who couldn't read.  Ten years later her younger sister, Catherine Moore, an unmarried attendant/nurse, aged 46, was living with her, but this time at Flat 21.4, Winetavern Street.
Sabina Woodward died in the workhouse on the 8th March 1912;  her death was registered as 'Sabina Woodworth.'

2)  Adelaide Anne Moore, born at 27 Wellington Street on 22nd May 1854.  Her father, Herbert Gillman Moore, was a convict officer.  27 Wellington Street was the home of the Courtenay family, and was home to a variety of family members over the years.
In 1875 in North Dublin, Adelaide Anne Moore married Alexander Sharp;  Alexander died a few years later, and the 1881 UK census shows Adelaide A. Sharpe living with her younger brother, Walter, in Southwark, London, along with his wife, Anna Maria Pennefather;  At the time, Adelaide was working as a governess;  the 1891 UK census shows up Adelaide Ann Sharpe, a widowed nurse, aged 34, working in the Peckham House Asylum in Camberwell, England, along with her younger sister, Catherine Isabella/Kate Moore, also a nurse.
The 1911 Census shows up an Adelaide Sharpe working as an assistant attendant on imbeciles (no sign of political correctness here!) in the North Plymouth Workhouse.

(In 1855, a George Greene of Cork St, married Sarah Coulter of 27 Wellington Street, the daughter of Philip Coulter, a mercantile clerk;  the witnesses to this wedding were Herbert Moore and George Hall who was married to Mary and Emily's sister, Adelaide Anne Courtenay.)

3) Emanuel Walter Moore was born at 27 Wellington Street on 5th November 1856;  his father, Herbert, was noted as an officer in Mountjoy Jail.

On 20th October 1866, Emanuel Walter Moore, aged 12 according to the prison archives, stole several photographic frames, was convicted and spent 2 calendar months in Richmond Bridewell. He was noted as Catholic, had been born in Cork, and had been living at 41 Stephen Street and working for his parents as a messenger.

On 20th August 1880,  Emanuel Walter married his first cousin, Anna Maria Pennefather, in St. Mary's. Anna Maria's mother was Emily Courtenay who had married John Lysaght Pennefather, while Emanuel Walter's mother was Emily's sister, Mary Courtenay.   In 1880, Emanuel Walter was a commercial clerk of 9 Middle Mountjoy Street while his father, Herbert Moore, was still working as a convict officer.

I sourced a deed of marriage in the Registry of Deeds in Henrietta Street, made between Emanuel Walter Moore of Cable Street, London (commercial traveller),  Anna Maria Pennefather of Middle Mountjoy Street, spinster, and Charles Jones of Middle Mountjoy Street (decorator, painter).  Charles Jones was Anna Maria's brother-in-law, being married to her older sister Isabella.   The deed, dated 17th August 1880, three days before the wedding, stated bizarrely that Anna Maria Pennefather, with the consent of Emanuel Walter Moore, granted and made over a sum of £700 cash to Charles Jones.

Emanuel Walter called himself by the name Walter Moore, while his wife called herself the simpler Annie Moore.
In 1881, the UK Census captures the family living at 22, Sumner Street, Southwark, London, where Walter Moore was running a coffee-house. Living with them was Walter's widowed sister, Adelaide A. Sharpe, a governess. There were no children; two men were notes as visitors to the household - a stickmaker of Shoreditch, Thomas Bloxam, aged 60, and a 26-yr-old medical student from Chester named something Mathias.  The family were also earning extra income by keeping five boarders.

A son, Charles Herbert Moore was born in London in late 1881, and the birth was registered in the St.Saviour Southwark area of London.

On 19th October 1884, Charles Herbert Moore, now aged 3, was baptised in Holy Trinity, Westminster.  His parents, the clerk Walter Emanuel and Annie Moore, were living at 3 Upper Dorset Street (Dublin or London??), which they were sharing with James Patrick and Elizabeth Dowling. Elizabeth Dowling, née Pennefather, was the sister of Annie Moore.   This was a group baptism - also baptised that day was Charles Herbert Moore's younger sister, Beatrice Moore, who had been born on 10th November 1883.   James Patrick and Elizabeth Dowling also baptised two of their young children - Annie Phyllis Dowling, born 5th December 1882, and her sister, Elizabeth Eleanor Dowling, born 13th May 1884.

By 1888, Walter and Annie Moore had returned to Dublin where their daughter, Eveline Moore, was born on 9th July 1888, at the Rotunda Hospital.  The family's home address was 131 North Street, and Walter was working once again as a clerk.
(The name 'Eveline' reverberated through the later generations, our great-grandmother being baptised as Emily Eveline Jones, her mother being Isabella Anne Pennefather who was the daughter of Emily Courtenay.
Emily Eveline Jones, aka Tennie, married Joseph Edwards Dickson and named a daughter Eveleen Emily Dickson, who we knew as our great-aunt Ebbie.)

The family were not living in Dublin at the time of the 1901 census, or perhaps they failed to fill out the census return.  At some stage Walter Emanuel Moore died - the Index of Registered Deaths for Ireland don't show this up, however, so perhaps the family were living abroad somewhere.

By 1911, the Moore family was living at 54 South Circular Road, Dublin....Charley H. Moore, born London in 1881, was a motor mechanic and was noted as a boarder in the household. His wife, Anny Moore, née Brien, was only 18 years old and had been born in Dublin City.  Anny was Charley's second wife....Charles Herbert Moore had married  Annie Brien, in Co. Meath on 2nd May 1910. I have the marriage certificate - the couple married in the Catholic Church of Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath. Charles Herbert Moore was a bachelor, not a widower, and was a mechanic resident in Dublin, the son of a mechanic Walter Moore.  Annie Brien was only 17, the daughter of a farmer John Brien. The witnesses were Richard Mangan and Mary O'Brien.
(In 1901, the 7-year-old Annie Brien was living with her parents, John and Bridget Brien, in Roestown, Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath.   Her parents, John Brien and Bridget Mangan, had married in Dunshaughlin in 1889.  Their other children were Patrick born 1890, Mary Josephine born 1892, Julia Agnes born 1895, Mathew C. born 1898, Thomas born 1900.  By 1911, John Brien and Bridget Mangan of Roestown also had Gertrude, born 1902, and Kathleen born 1905.

Also at 54 South Circular Road in 1911 was Charley's mother, the widowed Anna Maria Moore, born in Dublin in about 1857.   Anna Maria was earning a living through rental properties, in common with her older sister, our great-great-grandmother, Isabella Jones.  She had been thirty years married, and three of her four children were alive.  I wonder who and where the third survivor was?
Her daughter, Eveline, aged 22 now, was a scholar, and was resident with them.

To complicate things further, the Irish National School Registers, viewable via Find My Past, show up Evelyn Moore and Beatrice Moore at Harmony Row National School in Ennis.  Both girls were the Protestant daughters of a warder at Ennis Jail and had been admitted together on 7th March 1898. The dates of birth don't quite tally, but then they rarely do in this era.  Evelyn Moore was aged 12, while Beatrice was aged 7.
The 1911 Irish census states that Anna Maria Pennefather and Walter Moore had had four children and that only three had survived.  I wonder, therefore, had Beatrice Moore, born in London in 1883, died, and was this Beatrice Moore a younger sister named for the first?

Beatrice Moore, the daughter of Anna Maria Pennefather and Emanuel Walter Moore, married John Lord in St. Catherine's on 22nd August 1910.   John Lord had been born to farmer Richard Lord and Alicia Pratt in Ballyfin, Queen's County, on 20th November 1875.   In 1901 John Lord was living with his brother and sister in St. James Terrace, immediately adjacent to the South Circular Road where the Moore family suddenly appear in 1911.  At the time of his 1910 wedding, he was living at what seems to be Wolerly Street, South Circular Road, and was working as a commercial clerk.  Beatrice Moore lived at 54 Greenville Place, South Circular Road, and the marriage certificate confirms her as the daughter of Walter Moore, clerk.   The witnesses were Beatrice's sister, Eveline Moore, and Hugh Peppard and Henry Robert White.

In 1911,  Beatrice and John Lord were living at 11 Royse Road in Dublin and the census confirms that Beatrice had been born in London in 1886.

On 24th January 1917 in St. Victor's Church, Eveline Moore of 96 Donore Terrace, daughter of the late Walter Moore, married the widowed solicitor's assistant, Henry Petterson, son of market gardener Thomas Patterson.  The witnesses were James Anderson and Ellen Dowling.

Anna Maria (Pennefather) Moore of 26 Ovoca Road died, aged 65, on 29th November 1916.  She had been suffering from heart disease for 7 years.  The informant was her son, Charles Herbert Moore of 60 St. Alban's Road.

4) Catherine Isabella Moore, known as Kate Moore, was born on 4th April 1859 at 41 Wellington Street. Her father, Herbert Moore, was named as a Mountjoy officer.
 Catherine/Kate witnessed her older sister, Sabina Jane's, wedding in 1877, to Walter Woodward.
Catherine moved to England where she worked as a nurse in Camberwell Asylum in 1891, along with her older, widowed sister, Adelaide Anne Sharpe.  In 1911, she was back home in Dublin, living with her other widowed sister, Sabina Woodward, in Winetavern Street.

5)  Mary Ellen Moore was born on 22nd January 1861 at 53 Wellington Street;  her father, Herbert, was now working as a mechanic.  He was noted in the street directories for 1865 as Hurbert Moore of 53 Wellington Street, so the family must have spent a few years living in this same house.

6)  William Percival Hastings Moore was born on 26th September 1864 at 53 Wellington Street;  his father was noted as a carpenter.
William was named after his paternal uncle, Hastings Percival Moore, who had been born in Cork in 1820.

7)  Herbert Gilman Charles Moore was born on 22nd January 1868 at 53 Wellington St.  By now, his father, Herbert, had found work as an overseer at the Guinness Brewery in James' Gate.   Herbert Gilman Charles died young in 1871.

8)  Frederick Thomas Moore was born 20th February 1870 but died the following year.  In 1870 the family were living at 3 Halston Street and Herbert Moore was working as a gate constable.

9)  Robert Isaac Alleyne Moore was born 22nd October 1871 at 16 Stafford Street;  his father was a caretaker at Guinness's.   The son was named after another of Herbert's Cork-born brothers, this time Alleyne Moore.

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