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Saturday, 8 June 2013

The Bolton + Glorney Families of Dublin

The Bolton Family of Ballinastraw, Gorey, Co. Wexford, and of Dublin.

Edward Parker Bolton married Helen Seyton/Seaton Farquharson, who was the daughter of Mary Anne Creighton and Alexander Farquharson, in the 'Senior' Chapel (Presbyterian) in the parish of St.Thomas’s, North Dublin on 11th August 1868.   Mary Anne Creighton was the sister of our great-great-grandmother, Geraldine O'Moore Creighton who married Richard Williams.  The witnesses to the wedding were William Bolton and Jessie Creighton Williams, the daughter of Richard Williams and Geraldine O'Moore Creighton.

At the time of their wedding on 11th August 1868, Edward Parker Bolton was living at 14 Chelmsford Road, while Helen Seaton Farquharson was at 14 Richmond Place.

Edward Parker Bolton was the son of Edward Bolton and Mary Parker of Ballinastraw, Co. Wexford and of Leeson Street, Dublin.

The children of Edward Parker Bolton and Helen Seaton Farquharson were:

a) Albert Edward Bolton, born 10th May 1869 - the family were living at 12 Bloomfield Avenue, Portobello, and Edward Parker Bolton was working as a commercial traveller.
b) Alexandrina Mary Elizabeth Bolton, born 10th April 1871 in South Dublin, at 12 Bloomfield Avenue.
c) Reginald Arthur Bolton, born 25th November 1872.

Following the birth of Reginald Arthur  Bolton in 1872, I could find no further trace of Edward Parker Bolton.  The list of electors for the city of Dublin election on July 15th 1865, however, had noted Edward P. Bolton as living in the family home at 93 Upper Leeson Street, along with his father, Edward Bolton, and his brother, John Loftus Bolton.

Edward Bolton and Anne Richards, grandparents of Edward Parker Bolton:
The grandparents of Edward Parker Bolton, who married Helen Seyton Farquharson, were Edward Bolton and Anne Richards of Co. Wexford.

This older Edward Bolton - generally named in documentation as Edward Bolton of Ballinastraw - was the son of Richard Bolton of nearby Ballyduff whose will was dated 7th May 1791 - when Edward Bolton died in July 1813, his will, which had been drawn up in 1812, stated that he was the son of Richard Bolton of Ballyduff.  Edward had received Ballyduff Lower from his father, while his older brother, Richard Bolton, received Ballyduff Upper.  In his 1813 will, Edward Bolton left his portion of the property - Ballyduff Lower - to his own son, the solicitor Richard Bolton.  
Edward's brother, Richard, who had inherited Ballyduff Upper under the terms of his father's 1791 will, married Elizabeth Allen in St. Iberius Church on 3rd December 1795, and had a son, Richard Bolton, in October 1796, who would later inherit his father's Ballyduff property. Richard, son of Richard Bolton and Elizabeth Allen of Ballyduff Upper, emigrated to Adelaide, Canada, in 1840 but returned twenty years later to organise the sale of his family property.  The descendant of Richard Bolton and Elizabeth Allen, Elizabeth Nichols, kindly shared what she has uncovered about the Bolton family which has helped to both clarify the genealogy and to highlight any errors in this post.

The Boltons of Ballyduff and Ballinastraw descend from a Richard Bolton Sr. who had purchased nearby Kilpatrick in 1702, then bought Ballyduff in 1705, which he subsequently left to Richard Bolton, one of his four sons - this is recorded in deeds of the 1730s.

Edward Bolton of Ballinastraw had married Anne Richards in Glynn, Co. Wexford, on 5th February 1793.

Who was the Anne Richards who married Edward Bolton in 1783 in Glynn, Co. Wexford? Other - thorough - online researchers have Anne Richards as the daughter of Henry Richards (1736 - 1817) and Anne Hall (born circa 1746) or Hale of Grasspark, Glynn.  Townlands associated with the immediate family of Henry Richards and Anne Hall are Coolstuff, Ballinastud, Glascarrig, Grasspark and Glynn.
The parents of Henry Richards, who married Anne Hall, were John Richards (1680 - 1761) and Frances/Feanna Metcalf, who lived firstly at Coolstuff, then at Ballinastud.
The children of Henry Richards and Anne Hall were Anne Richards (c. 1772 ) who married Edward Bolton of Ballinastraw, Henry Richards (1766 - 1837), Edward Richards (1770 - 1857) and Dorothea Richards (1781 - 1806) who married John Gowan.

Edward Bolton of Ballinastraw died aged 40 in 1813, and was buried in the churchyard of St.Iberius, Co. Wexford, whose records survive in the R.C.B. Library in Dublin.  His wife, Anna Richards, made a will on 28th December 1837;  she died aged 70 in 1844, the 'Cork Examiner' noting her as the widow of Edward Bolton of Ballinastraw, Ballinastraw being 12 kilometers south of Ballyduff.

The 13 children of Edward Bolton and Anne Richards were:

a) Anne Bolton, born 12th November 1794. She died.

b) Richard Bolton, born 23rd January 1795 - 15th December 1854.  A solicitor in Mount Street, Dublin, Richard married, firstly, Susanna Richards on 27th August 1818.  She was related to him through his mother's family, being the daughter of John Richards and Mary Morris, and granddaughter of John Richards and Frances Feanna Metcalf.

When his father died in July 1813, Richard inherited the family property of Ballyduff Lower, Co. Wexford, from him.

In February 1828 in Kilacoran Church, Richard Bolton married, his first wife's cousin, Elizabeth Richards, the daughter of Christopher Richards and Anne Berry of Wexford.  Christopher Richards was the son of John Richards and Susanna Jeffers, and grandson of John Richards and Frances Feanna Metcalf.  Richard Bolton's mother, Anne Richards, was a member of this same line, being a granddaughter of John Richards and Frances Feanna Metcalf.
Richard Bolton and Joseph Berry Richards, presumably the son of Christopher Richards and Anne Berry, operated the Gorey Brewery together under the name of 'Richard Bolton and Co' Brewers, which went bankrupt in 1838.  Following the sale of the Gorey Brewery, Joseph Berry Richards must have decided to emigrate to India, since his wife, Harriet, died in October 1839 en route to Calcutta.

Richard Bolton was made Master Extraordinary in Chancery for Ireland.   Richard Bolton's son, solicitor Edward John Bolton, was involved in the 1862 encumbered estates sale of property at Ballinastud, Gorey, Co. Wexford, whose owner was named as Elizabeth Richards.
Richard Bolton's eldest daughter, Anne Bolton, died in Ballinastraw, Co. Wexford, on 29th November 1859.   Richard's son, Edward John Bolton, died aged 47 in July 1866 at his residence, Grouse Lodge, Carbery, Co. Kildare.

Richard Bolton, solicitor, died on 15th December 1854 at Foxrock Lodge, Stillorgan.  His widow, Eliza Bolton, died in Kingstown on 5th April 1871 and was interred in the Bolton family burial ground at Monamolin, Ballinastraw, near Gorey.

c)  Henry Bolton of Ballinastraw, Wexford, 25th April 1798 - 1890. A widower, he married, on 18th March 1862, the widowed Olivia Anna  Hamilton, the daughter of the solicitor Francis William Hamilton of 35 York Street and widow of James Thomas Turner of Plymouth.   Earlier, the will of Henry's first wife, Susanna Bolton of Ballinastraw, who died on 27th September 1858,  was proved in Dublin by his brother Edward Bolton of Upper Leeson Street.

d)  Jemima Bolton, 24th August 1798 - Jemima was referred to as Jemima Gainsfort or Gainfort in her mother's will, having married in 1823.      A headstone in Ardcolm Church of Ireland graveyard, Castlebridge, Co. Wexford, marks the Gainfort family -  William Gainfort of Ballyheigue died on 27th July 1866;  he left a will which was granted to son Joseph William Gainfort.  Also buried with his was his wife, Jemima Gainfort who died on 22nd January 1864, and their children - Jemima who died on 1st July 1864, Alicia who died on 24th December 1881,  Joseph who died on 8th April 1887, Annie who died on 1st November 1903 and Jane Sealy who died on 16th December 1914 with a will granted to Benjamin Gainfort.
An earlier headstone in the same cemetery marked the final resting place of a Benjamin Gainfort of Ballyheigue who died on (possibly) 1st September 1829, this being slightly illegible.

 On 10th June 1869, Benjamin Gainfort, farmer of Ballyheigue, Co. Wexford, son of William Gainfort, married Ellen Henrietta Higginson, daughter of Henry Higginson of 53 Lower Sackville Street, Dublin. The bride and groom might have been cousins, if Henry Higginson was the same man who married Jemima Bolton's sister, Frances Bolton (see below..)

Also, earlier on 29th September 1855, in Clone Church by the Rev. Solomon Richards,  Edward J. Gainfort of Johnstown, eldest son of William Gainfort of Ballyheigue, Co, Wexford, married Elizabeth, second daughter of the late Thomas Rudd of Clone.    Rev. Solomon Richards was of the Richards family of Solsborough.

e)  Another Anne Bolton, born 16th July 1800. She also died.

f)  Edward Bolton, born 16th August 1801, The father of Edward Parker Bolton. See further on...

g) Elizabeth Bolton, born 24th February 1803.  She died.

h)  John Bolton, born 10th July 1804.  He moved to Dublin.  His wife was another member of the Richards family,  Mary Anne Richards, daughter of Edward Richards and Elizabeth Pickering of Hill View, Co. Wexford.  Edward Richards was the son of John Richards and Susanna Jeffers, and grandson of John Richards and Frances Feanna Metcalf. They married in Killena Church on 29th August 1835 and later lived at 1 Bolton Terrace, Clarinda Park.  He died at Glennah, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin.
The daughter of John Bolton and Mary Anne Richards was Jemima Thomasina Bolton who married, also in Killena Church, on 6th May 1862.  Her groom was John Barker, the son of a William Barker.  John Barker, according to the 1901 census, had been born in Wicklow in about 1823.  A farmer, he settled at Brideswell Little, Co. Wexford, near Glynn, where he was living in 1901 as a widower with three of his unmarried children, Rebecca Barker who had been born in 1862, William who had been born circa 1866 and Robert who had been born in about 1875.   The LDS website gives two birth records - William George Barker had been born in Killenagh on 7th November 1866, while a sister, Alice Barker, had been born there on 23rd December 1864.

i) William Bolton, born 28th February 1806. He lived at Ballinastraw, Wexford, and had a second address at Fitzwilliam Lodge, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.  He married Anna Matilda Barklie of Drummadaragh, Co. Antrim.   William founded the firm of W. Bolton & Co. in 1853.  His son,  also William Bolton, joined the business later.  In 1864, an H.E. Bolton was living at Fitzwilliam Lodge, Blackrock.  In 1863, William Bolton, grocer, tea, wine and spirit merchant of 36 Westmoreland Street, Dublin, was sued by Kinahan's Whisky.  William Bolton had worked as a cashier for Kinahans, as did his two brothers, John and Edward Bolton, and had learned the secret of making LL Whiskey, ie, Lord Lieutenant's Whiskey.  In 1853, he set himself up as a wine and spirit merchant, advertising LL Whiskey, which was found by the court to be a breach of copyright, this being the commercial name for Kinahan's whisky.
William Bolton, of 35 and 36 Westmoreland Street and of Fitzwilliam Lodge, died on 25th March 1897, and the beneficiaries of his will were Robert Gow, a merchant of Winsen, Bray, Co. Wicklow, and William Bolton, his son, also of 35 and 36 Westmoreland St and Fitzwilliam Lodge.

j) Frances Bolton, born 3rd June 1807.  In July 1840 in Monamolin Church, Co. Wexford, Frances, daughter of the late Edward Bolton of Ballinastraw, married Henry Higginson.    On 10th June 1869, a Benjamin Gainfort, farmer of Ballyheigue, Co. Wexford, son of William Gainfort, married Ellen Henrietta Higginson, daughter of Henry Higginson of 53 Lower Sackville Street, Dublin.   Also, earlier on 29th September 1855, in Clone Church by the Rev. Solomon Richards,  Edward J. Gainfort of Johnstown, eldest son of William Gainfort of Ballyheigue, Co, Wexford, married Elizabeth, second daughter of the late Thomas Rudd of Clone.
A son of Henry Higginson and Frances Bolton was the Henry Butler Higginson of 53 Lower Sackville Street and of Waltham Terrace, Blackrock, who died on 27th August 1864 with probate of his will granted to his widowed mother, Frances Higginson of 53 Lower Sackville Street.

k) Anne Bolton, born 22nd June 1808.

l) Solomon Bolton, born 16th March 1812.

m) Elizabeth Bolton, born 18th May 1813, two months before the death of her father, Edward Bolton of Ballyduff/Ballinastraw.  On 8th May 1845 in Donnybrook Church, Co. Dublin, Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late Edward Bolton of Ballinastraw, married Thomas W. Dillon, second son of D. Dillon of Sandford.
Elizabeth Bolton and Thomas W. Dillon had Edward Bolton Dillon in Ranelagh in 1849.

Edward Bolton, father of Edward Parker Bolton:
Edward Bolton Senior had been born in Wexford on 16th August 1801 to the earlier Edward Bolton and to Anne Richards.
Along with his brothers, John and William Bolton, Edward was apprenticed to the Dublin whiskey merchants Messrs. Kinahan, and would settle eventually at 93 Upper Leeson Street.

For the genealogy of this Bolton family, I used a 1937 publication, 'Bolton Families of Ireland' by Charles Knowles Bolton, which erroneously named the wife of Edward Bolton, (son of Edward Bolton and Anne Richards), as a Mary Navoe. This I considered to be a typo for 'Neynoe' since the name 'Navoe' simply doesn't exist in Ireland as far as I can ascertain.   The Neynoes were a Sligo family who intermarried with branches of the Bolton family of Brazil, Swords, Co, Dublin, who I don't believe are related to the Wexford Bolton families in any way.  

The 'Dublin Weekly Register' of 2nd June 1838 clarifies the issue.  In late May or early June 1838, therefore, Edward  Bolton of Dublin, son of Edward Bolton and Anne Richards of Ballinastraw, married Mary, the youngest daughter of John Nunn Parker of Wexford, in Monamolin Church, Co. Wexford.

John Nunn Parker, who died in March 1831, was most likely the son of Elizabeth Nunn and Mr. (John?) Parker of Co. Wexford - Elizabeth Nunn was the daughter of John Nunn and Susannah French of St. Margaret's, who had married in Wexford in 1723, Susannah French being the daughter of John French or fFrench of Camolin.
The children of John Nunn and Susannah French were, amongst others, Joshua Nunn of St. Margaret's whose daughter, Anna Maria, married John Armstead Braddell, John Nickson Nunn, Rev. French Nunn (1728 - 1753), Captain Loftus Nunn who died in 1818, Elizabeth Nunn who married Mr. Parker, Susanna Nunn who married Richard Richards of Macmine, and Jane who married Patrick Pounden of Ballywalter House, Co.Wexford.

A daughter of John Parker of Wexford (and of Elizabeth Nunn?) was Susanna Parker who married William Coke of Waterford in St. Olave's in January 1813.

There are three marriages for a John Nunn  Parker in the Marriage Licence Bond indexes for the Diocese of Ossory - in 1781 John Nunn Parker married Mary Paslow, in 1793 John Nunn Parker married Mary Burton, and in 1816 John Nunn Parker married Alice Hatchell.  'Saunders Newsletter' of 11th February 1793 announced the wedding of Mr. Parker of Wexford with the widow Burton of Waterford.

Along with Mary Parker, who married Edward Bolton in 1838,  John Nunn Parker had Miss Anne Parker who died in 1825 in Ballyconnick, Co. Wexford.
A Loftus Nunn Parker died after a short illness on 11th December 1851 - he was a collector for the printers' asylum, and lived in Charlemont Street in Dublin.
In March 1842 in Monamolin Church, William D. Fayle of Enniscorthy married Ellen, daughter of the late John Nunn Parker of Rosemount, Co. Wexford.

Mary Bolton  (1809 - 1849), née Parker, died aged 40 at 93 Upper Leeson Street on 2nd September 1849 ('Dublin Evening Mail', 3rd September 1849.)  Earlier that same year, on 26th August, the Dublin Evening Mail announced the birth of a son at Upper Leeson Street, born to the wife of Edward Bolton - this son doesn't correspond to the births listed below, so I wonder did this infant die along with its mother later?

Edward Bolton married, secondly, on 9th September 1853, Jane Burton, the daughter of Wingfield Burton of Wingfield, Wicklow.

Edward Bolton, of 93 Upper Leeson Street, died on 1st January 1879;  his will was proved by Henry Edward Bolton of Spring Villa, Roebuck, and by William Bolton of Grattan Terrace.

 Children of Edward Bolton Senior and Mary Parker:

1) Edward Parker Bolton who married Helen Seyton Farquharson;  I can find no record of his birth, but he was living in the family home in 1865, four years before his marriage to Helen. A nephew of his was named as Cecil Parker Glorney, thus repeating the Parker name in the next generation.

2) Henry Edward Bolton was born circa 1839 to Edward Bolton and Mary Parker.  He worked for the Civil Service and married twice. The first marriage took place on 31st March 1864 in Clonsilla, Co. Dublin.  His bride was Eleanor Glorney, the daughter of Benjamin Glorney and Susanna or Susan Corlett who had been born on 28th June 1831. Eleanor's brother, George Glorney, married Henry's sister, Susan Mary Bolton.

Following the marriage, Henry Edward Bolton and his wife, Eleanor Glorney, were members of the Society of Friends.

Henry Edward Bolton died on 15th May 1917 at Sylvan House, Donnybrook, and probate was granted to William Bolton and Robert Arthur Bolton.

Some of the children of Henry Edward Bolton and Eleanor Glorney were all baptised as adults in Sandford Parish, while the family were living at Sylvan House, Belmont Avenue, Donnybrook:

a) Alfred Henry Bolton, born 13th March 1865 in Castleknock, Dublin.
b) Susanna Bolton, born 4th December 1866, at Spring Villa, Roebuck; her father was noted as a valuator.
c) Henry Edward Bolton Junior, born 23 March 1868, baptised 1890.
d) John Nunn Bolton, born 25th July 1869 in Dundrum and Glencullen, baptised 1890. He died in Warwick, Warwickshire, in January 1909.  A portrait painter, in 1901 he was living in Warwickshire with his young wife, the art teacher Florence Francis.
From 'A Dictionary of Irish Artists', 1913: 'Was born in Dublin on 25th July, 1869, the son of Henry E. Bolton, himself a clever amateur landscape painter. He became a student in the Metropolitan School of Art and in the Royal Hibernian Academy, and won the Taylor Scholarship with his picture of "Old Leinster Market, Dublin," now in the possession of his father. He left Dublin and resided in Warwick for some years, where his landscape and marine subjects, both in oil and water-colour, were much thought of. He also painted portraits and miniatures, and was a frequent exhibitor in Dublin, Birmingham and Manchester. He took an active part with Louis N. Parker in the Warwick Pageant as a designer and organizer; and for a short time before his death was a master in the Leamington School of Art. A clever and promising artist, he was advancing in his art when he died in Warwick on 11th February, 1909. A large picture, "The Lledr Valley," and several water-colours, including a charming drawing of his wife and child, belong to his father, Mr. H. E. Bolton, Sylvan House, Donnybrook, and others are in possession of Mr. Bolton of Fitzwilliam, Blackrock.'
John Nunn Bolton and Florence Francis had four children - John Robert Glorney Bolton, Eileen Mary Bolton, Dorothy Joyce Bolton and Frederick Rothwell Bolton.  This  family were highly accomplished in their respective fields. John Robert Glorney Bolton, born 6th April 1901, was a journalist and writer who married the novelist Sybil Margaret Bolton. He worked for The Yorkshire Post 1923 - 1927, The Times of Inda 1927 - 1930, and wrote 'The Tragedy of Gandhi', having sailed with him from India to London in 1930.  Rev.Frederick Rothwell Bolton, born 29th November 1908, moved to Ireland, becoming the Dean of Leighlin, Tipperary.  Dorothy Joyce Bolton, born 15th November 1903, died 5th March 1981 in Santa Clara, California.  Originally a nursery school teacher, she became an expert on child development, working at Mills College, California. Her sister, Eileen Mary Bolton, was an acommplished botanist, artist and stained glass artist.
e) Herbert Hussey Bolton, born 1871, baptised 1890, and died in Dublin in 1953.    In 1914, aged 40, he joined the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. At the time he worked in an insurance office and had previously served with the City of Dublin Cadets.  In 1911 he was living with his wife, Jane, in Sandymount and gave his age as 39.
f) Robert Arthur Bolton, born 1875, baptised 1890.
Henry Edward Bolton married, secondly, Lizzie Pauline Crothers, the daughter of Thomas Crothers of Prince William Cottage, Beggars Bush, Dublin, on 9th September 1896.  One of the witnesses to the wedding was William Beckett, who was the grandfather of the playwright Samuel Beckett.  William Beckett had married Fannie Crothers, also the daughter of Thomas Crothers, on 31st March 1869.

3) John Loftus Bolton was born 18th May 1843 in the parish of St. Marks , Dublin, to Edward Bolton and Mary Parker of 64 Great Brunswick Street, modern name Pearse Street.  Edward Bolton was a clerk at the time of his son's birth.  John Loftus later married in Monkstown, Co. Dublin, Susan Henrietta Blackwell, the daughter of the late John Blackwell of Youghal, Co. Cork, on 18th August 1865.  He died in 1887 in Massachusetts.

4) William Bolton was born at Upper Leeson Street  to Edward Bolton and Mary Parker (and the family must just have moved to this address) on 14th February 1845.  He was possibly the William Bolton who proved the will of his father, Edward Bolton, in 1879, and who was noted as living at Grattan Terrace.
 William Bolton, son of Edward Bolton of 93 Upper Leeson Street, married Margaret Cooper, the daughter of James Cooper of 10 Upper Gloucester Street, in St. Thomas's on 8th February 1870.

5) Susan Mary Bolton was born on 18th October 1846 at Summer Villa, Upper Leeson Street to Edward Bolton and Mary Parker. She would marry, on 14th October 1874, George Glorney, a widowed miller, in St. Peter's Church.  The Bolton family address was 93 Upper Leeson Street.  George Glorney was the son of the Quaker merchant, Benjamin Glorney and of his wife Susanna Corlett.   Following his Church of Ireland wedding, he informed the Quakers that he wished to continue as a member of the Society of Friends, along with his wife.

Before his marriage to Susan Mary Bolton, George Glorney, merchant and son of Benjamin Glorney, had been married to Emilie Terry of Sunbury-on-Thames, but she had died young on 8th January 1869 of congestion of the brain - at the time of her death, the young couple were living at 3 Park Place, Conyngham Road, Chapelizod. The Quaker records show that the man who contracted the gravediggers to bury her was Henry E. Bolton, who was George Glorney's brother-in-law, and whose sister, Susan Mary Bolton, would succeed Emilie as George Glorney's wife. Before her death,first wife Emilie gave  birth to a daughter, Florence Elizabeth Glorney at Castleknock, but this child died on 12th December 1869.

A merchant, George Glorney had a business address at 24 Eden Quay in 1881.

The children of George Glorney and Susan Mary Bolton were:

a) Frances Glorney, born 21st March 1875 in Blackrock, Dublin.

b) Ethel Mary Glorney, born on 18th February 1876 at Idrone Terrace, Blackrock.  She worked as a governess in England, before emigrating to New York. The Simplex Rubber Company of America paid her passage over in 1916 - her next-of-kin at home was named as her mother, Susan M. Glorney of Ballsbridge. By 1937, Ethel Mary Glorney was living in Manhasset, Long Island, and had become, somehow, extremely wealthy.  The Glorney-Raisbeck Fellowship in the Medical Sciences was established by Miss Glorney in 1961 in honor of her personal physician,the cardiologist Milton J. Raisbeck.   Dr. Raisbeck wrote, "Miss Ethel Glorney was approaching 60 when I first saw her and she died under my care in her eighties some twenty years ago. She originally came from Ireland and had an elder brother then living in Dublin, who has since died. Another brother, younger than Ethel, lived in this country (with Ethel at times) and he was a patient of mine. When he died, she named the Foundation after him:  The Corlette Glorney Foundation, Inc.  Corlette was an Irish squire who lived rather high, - his usual beverage was champagne. During her last ten years or so, Ethel Glorney had an apartment in the Hotel Carlyle (Madison at 76th) and I saw her at least once a week. After each visit I invariably found a little table all set with a split of iced champagne and generous supply of caviar. I was conducting a consultation practice in cardiology, but I did make (selected) house calls! I think that little routine was in memory of Corlette. In her final years, when I refused to take money over the counter which she tried to press upon me, I suggested that I meet with her and her lawyer and work something out: the Foundation was the result. At the conference we decided to make up a small Board of Directors, to consist of her lawyer, my lawyer, and the two men who had been her chief financial advisers.... "
Ethel also established a number of educational scholarships in memory of her late younger brother, Ernest Edward Glorney.
Her obituary from The New York Times:  'Glorney - Ethel Mary, on February 11 1957, devoted sister of Mrs. Emily Constance Clifford, Cecil Parker Glorney, and the late Corlette Glorney.  Service at Carlyle Hotel, 35 East 76th St.'
c) George Corlette Glorney, born 9th October 1878 in Monkstown, Dublin.  A  businessman, who resided in both New York and London, in 1915 Colette Glorney married Helene Guggenheim, the daughter of Isaac Guggenheim and Carrie Sonneborn of New York.  The couple divorced in Florida in 1943.  Helene married, as her third husband, on September 14th 1944 at Newtown Abbot, Lieutenant-Commander Sir Melville Ward.  Her first husband, who she also divorced, was Edmund Louis Haas.   Helene's father, Isaac Guggenheim, was prominent in the US mining and smelting industry;  he died in Southampton in 1922 on his way to meet up with a friend, Henry V. Marsh of Warwick Castle.  Corlette and Helene accompanied his body back home to New York aboard the Lusitania.

Corlette and Helene Glorney were wealthy and highly active in the horse racing world and in New York and English society. have an impressive archive of passenger lists, which reveal Corlette Glorney travelling backwards and forwards across the Atlantic throughout his life.  In 1912, the manifest named his next of kin as his mother, Mrs. Glorney, of 17 Palmerston Park, Dublin, while a manifest of 1913, when he was travelling with his sister Ellen Glorney, gave the siblings' New York address as 200 West 55th Street.
In September 1918 he was drafted into the US army - at the time he was living at 1730 Broadway and was the Vice President of a mining and smelting company, the Elaterite Products Corporation of New York.
Throughout the 1930s, Corlette Glorney had an address at the Ritz Hotel in London, and several of the transatlantic passenger lists state that his last permanent address had been in Paris.

Corlette and Helene Glorney had a daughter, Carol Glorney, although she was known as Carol Glorney Haas, so perhaps Corlette adopted her as his own following his marriage to her mother.
Corlette Glorney died in Volusia, Florida, in 1953.

d) Emilie Constance Glorney, born 17th May 1880 in Dalkey, Dublin.  She married an English engineer, Arthur Campbell Clifford, the son of Edward J. and Ellen Caroline Clifford of  Fulham. In 1911 they were living in Barnes, Surrey, where Arthur worked as an engineer and manager of a motor omnibus company.  Later in 1918, he worked for the Alliance Aeroplane Company, a governent factory assembling American aircraft at Gorse Mill, Hollinwood - this from the UK engineers' archives.  The couple had three children - Geoffrey Clifford in 1909, Richard Clifford in 1910 and a daughter, Joan Constance Clifford, who proved her mother's will when she died on 17th May 1958 in Exmouth, Devon.  Arthur Campbell Clifford died on 27th April 1942.

e)  Cecil Parker Glorney, born in 1881.  From The Irish Times:  'He began his business career at the age of 17, selling timber, and in 1923 founded the successful company C.P. Glorney Ltd., Building Providers. Among other civic activities, he was for many years chairman and later president of the Dublin Shelter for Men, and in 1957 he founded the Glorney Charitable Foundation, an organisation for the alleviation of poverty. He died in Nice on 31st December 1973... he was President of Rathmines C.C. (ie: Chess Club) from 1939 to 1957, and club champion in 1942, 1944 and 1945.'
In 1948 Cecil Parker Glorney, competitive chess player and President of Rathmines Chess Club, created the Glorney Cup.

f) Ernest Edward Glorney, born circa 1887 at 2 Belgrave Park, Rathmines.  At the outset of the First World War he joined the Royal Flying Corps  and died on the 25th of November 1916. He had graduated from Columbia College New York and the Royal School of Mines South Kensington as a mining engineer.  He worked abroad in North and South America and in Nigeria.   Prior to joining up, he was working as the manager of the Renang Mining Company in Siam.  His sister, Ethel, founded a number of educational scholarships in his name.  He is buried in Deangrange Cemetery, South Dublin.

The following newspaper cutting comes courtesy of Tom Burnell:

Notes on the Dublin Glorney family:  George and Eleanor Glorney, who married members of the Bolton family, descended from Timothy and Sarah Glorney, whose son, Benjamin Glorney of Dublin, married Eleanor Fayle, daughter of Samuel Fayle of Tully, Co. Kildare, in Sycamore Alley on 16th June 1773.

Find My Past hold the Irish Quaker records online, and these invaluable archives record the Glorney family in great genealogical detail.  The children of Benajmin Glorney and Eleanor Fayle were listed as follows:
a) Samuel Glorney, born at home in Cole Alley, on 11th January 1777 - he died on 17th May 1777.

b) Sarah Glorney, born on 3rd May 1778 - a Sarah Glorney later married Robert Boardman in 1821.

c) Benjamin Glorney, born 23rd December 1779.

d) Samuel Glorney, born 22nd February 1783 - a merchant of James's Street, Samuel Glorney, died on 2nd of September 1857 at the residence of his mother-in-law, Clarkeville, King's County. He had married Elizabeth Clarke, the eldest daughter of George Clarke of Clarkeville, King's County, in July 1838.  The 'Freeman's Journal' of 27th September 1865 mentions the will of Samuel Glorney and names his widow as Elizabeth, now aged about 60, who was sister to Jane Clarke, aged 52, and Anne Clarke, aged 64.   Samuel's will left bequests to his brother, Benjamin's, children - Samuel Glorney Junior, Benjamin Glorney, Eleanor Glorney otherwise Bolton, wife of Henry Edward Bolton, and to Mary Anne Glorney and Caroline Glorney.

e) A son, James Glorney, died on 13th March 1780 and was buried in the Friends' Burial Ground in Dolphins Barn on 14th March 1780.

Sarah Glorney, mother of Benjamin, and wife of Timothy Glorney, died on 13th January 1789 and was buried in the Friends' burial ground in Cork Street.

In 1787 Benjamin Glorney was noted as running a tabbynet and poplin shop in Meath Street, Dublin. He died on 18th May 1814 and was buried in Cork Street on 25th May 1814 - his will was probated in 1817.

Benjamin Glorney, the son of Benjamin Glorney and Eleanor Fayle, married Susannah Corlet or Corlette, daughter of George and Mary Corlett, in Dublin in 1826. Their children were:
a) Eleanor Glorney, born 28th June 1831 at Waterpark, Dublin - she married Henry Edward Bolton.
b) Samuel Glorney born 30th March 1833.
c) Mary Anne Glorney born 4th October 1834 at Waterpark.
d) Benjamin Glorney born 23rd June 1836.
e) George Glorney born 11th December 1838, who married, as his second wife, Susan Mary Bolton.
f) Caroline born 18th May 1841 - in 1881, the Quaker records note her as living at 2 Leinster Terrace in Dalkey, the home of her brother, George, and his family.

A Benjamin Glorney was declared bankrupt, along with a Samuel Glorney, on 13th May 1870.  They were noted as 'starch and blue manufacturers'.   An earlier publication noted them as manufacturers of mustard, mustard oil and cake, blues, ginger and starch.  They were most likely the sons of Benjamin Glorney and Susanna Corlett.

Benjamin Glorney, husband of Susanna Corlett, died at Mardyke Mills, Chapelizod, on 5th May 1859, and his will was granted to his son, George Glorney, mill owner of Mardyke Mills.   This will had been left unadministered by Benjamin's widow, Susannah Glorney, née Corlette.

The 'Freeman's Journal' of 27th September 1865 mentions the will of Samuel Glorney and names his widow as Elizabeth, now aged about 60, who was sister to Jane Clarke, aged 52, and Anne Clarke, aged 64.   Samuel's will left bequests to Samuel Glorney Junior, Benjamin Glorney, Eleanor Glorney otherwise Bolton, wife of Henry Edward Bolton, and to Mary Anne Glorney. There was also mention of a Caroline Glorney.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

The Children of Alexander Farquharson and Mary Anne Creighton

The Children of Alexander Farquharson and Mary Anne Hurst Creighton:

Mary Anne Creighton was born circa 1822 in Portarlington to Eliza Willis and Rev. David Hill Creighton who were our maternal great-great-great grandparents.  We descend directly from Mary Anne's sister, Geraldine O'Moore Creighton, who married Richard Williams of 17 Eden Quay.

It is unclear to me whether Mary Anne Creighton had previously been married to a man by the name of Hurst, since the newspaper announcement of her 1843 marriage to Alexander Farquharson named her as Mary Anne Hurst, daughter of Rev. D.H. Creighton, or whether she had been christened by her parents in 1822 as Mary Anne Hurst Creighton.

Her husband, Alexander Farquharson, a merchant of Scotland, had been born on 2nd November 1818 in Little Dundeld, Perth, Scotland, to Donald Farquharson (1785 - 1862) and Helen Seaton (1799 - 1862).  Donald Farquharson was the son of James Farquharson and Margaret McLaren, while wife Helen Seaton was the daughter of John Seaton and Margaret Cameron. Donald Farquharson and Helen Seaton had married in Little Dunkeld on 2nd October 1818 only a month before Alexander's birth.   They also had Margaret Farquharson on 27th June 1823.

In 1851 and 1861, Donald and Helen Farquharson were living still in Little Dunkeld, Perthshire, with their unmarried daughter, Margaret Farquharson.  A woodcutter/labourer, Donald Farquharson had been born in 1785 in Grandtully, Little Dunkeld, while his wife, Helen Seaton, had been born in 1799 at Tonyarrow, Little Dunkeld.  Daughter Margaret had been born  in a place called Meikle Irochrie (?).   In 1851, their home address was Inchmagrannachan; in 1861 they were living at Clayhots Cottage.
A Margaret Farquharson, who had been born in 1822 at Little Dunkeld and who might be Alexander's sister, was resident in 1881 as a pauper patient in Perth District Lunatic Asylum.

Alexander Farquharson and Mary Anne Hurst/Creighton married in the Clontarf Presbyterian Church on 21st June 1843 - from the 'Belfast Newsletter' of 27th June 1843: 'On the 21st inst. at Clontarf by the Rev. Charles Nairne according to the rites of the Presbyterian Church, Mr. Alexander Farquharson of Edinburgh, to Mary Anne Hurst, daughter of Rev. D.H. Creighton, senior minister of Bray.'

Alexander Farquharson and Mary Anne Hurst Creighton subsequently had the following children in Edinburgh:
  • Eliza Creighton Farquharson, who was born  in Edinburgh on 1st April 1844.   Her birth was announced in the Freeman's Journal - 'Thursday April 4, 1844:  April 1st, at Edinburgh, the lady of Mr. Alexander Farquharson, and daughter of Rev. D.H. Creighton, of a daughter.'
  • David Hill Creighton Farquharson was born to the couple in Edinburgh  on 18th December 1846.  This child died young in January 1856, and was buried next to his maternal grandfather, the Rev. David Hill Creighton, in Portrush Churchyard, Co. Derry.
  • Donald Cameron Farquharson who was born in St.Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh on 3rd November 1847 and who died at some unknown stage before 1891.  From the Freeman's Journal of Monday, November 8th 1847: 'On the 3rd instant, at 1 John's-place, Edinburgh, the lady of Alexander Farquharson, and daughter of the Rev. D.H. Creighton, of a son.'
  •  Helen Seaton Farquharson was born Scotland on October 31st 1849.  The Freeman's Journal of Wednesday, November 7th 1849 announced her birth:  'October 31 at his residence, 1, John's-place, Edinburgh, the lady of Alexander Farquharson, Esq., of a daughter.'
On the occasion of Helen Seaton Farquharson's baptism in 1849, the child's preacher grandfather, Rev. David Hill Creighton of Dublin, wrote an affectionate letter to his oldest grandson who would die, aged 9, and who would be buried next to his grandfather:

"December 18th 1849.

My Dear David, 
The God of Providence in whom we live and move amd have our being has kindly preserved your life to another anniversary of your birth and sustaining your health thro' the past year he has given you many comforts and I pray that as the God of Grace he may early mark you as the child of Adoption and keep you as the apple of his eye from all spiritual and moral evil.

When in coming years, should you be spared, your mind is led back to the year that has just closed upon you - many things will combine to show you that great kindness has been displayed by God towards you in preserving your life, sustaining your health and bestowing food and raiment upon you - it has been a year of fever, famine and Pestilence in many parts of the British Empire - And even in the City of your birth  and residence, much and grievous devastation has been made by them - Many children have been taken from the bosoms of their Parents - And many Parents have been taken away from their children, leaving them Orphans to bear the pitiless peltings of the storms of an agitating world without a Parent's care or a Parent's sympathy.

And now my dear lad tho' I pray that you may long have the comfort of a Father and a Mother's presence and care - you will, I doubt not, if spared, learn from observation that cold and bleak is the Orphan's journey thro' that in the kindness of God that has spared you to your parents - And your parents to you, there will be much to impress your mind with grateful recollecting....

Yesterday I and your Grandmother united with your parents in devoting your sister Helen Seaton Farquharson to God in baptism - you and Eliza with Mr. George Proctor,  your mother's cousin, were present....
.....And now my dear David I commend you to God...and hope that this the coming year you and your sisters and brother may be preserved in health of body, vigour of mind and purity of heart....
Your affectionate tho' fast declining grandfather. 
David Hill Creighton.
1, St. John's Place, 
December 18th 1849."

Rev. Creighton also published a book of sermons in Edinburgh in 1850, and dedicated this specifically to the same grandson, David Hill Creighton Farquharson who must have been a favourite.

The childrens' father, the Scottish merchant, Alexander Farquharson,  died young in Dublin on 26th September 1851.

Eliza Creighton Farquharson, daughter of Alexander Farquharson and Mary Anne Creighton:
Eliza Creighton Farquharson married a bookseller, Robert Stewart.  The Dublin Evening Mail of 16th March 1865 recorded the wedding:
  "Stewart and Farquharson - March 14, in Ormond Quay Presbyterian Church by Rev. John J. Black, Mr. Robert Stewart of this city, to Eliza Creighton, daughter of the late Alexander Farquharson of Edinburgh and the Inch, Perthshire, and granddaughter of the late Rev. David Hill Creighton, Presbyterian Minister." 

The marriage certificate provides further detail - Robert Stewart was living, in 1865, at 8 Warrington Place, and his father, Charles Stewart, was noted as a tailor.  Aged 18 at the time of the wedding, Eliza Farquharson was living at 14 Richmond Place.  The witnesses were Charles Stewart, either the father or the brother of Robert Stewart, and the bride's younger unmarried sister Helen Seaton/Seyton Farquharson.

Robert Stewart had been born in St. Faith, London, in about 1840, to a printer, Charles Stewart and his wife Ellen O' Brien, who had married on St. Botolph's on 7th August 1836. Ellen was the daughter of a John O' Brien..

In 1851, the Stewart family were living in Holborn;  a son, Charles Stewart, aged 13, was a publisher's assistant, as was the 11-yr-old Robert.  Other children were John aged 10, Ellen and Anne.
Robert Stewart moved at some unknown stage to Dublin where he lived for a time at 2 Nassau Street before buying the premises of the Dublin Bible Tract Repository at 10 d'Olier Street, which is where he and his wife were living in 1901. The Bible Tract Repository had previously been owned by Henry Bewley, a prominent member of the Bewley Quaker family who had helped to build Merrion Hall, the meeting place of the Plymouth Brethren Baptists in Dublin.  Both  Robert Stewart and his wife were noted as Plymouth Brethren, the same religion as Mary Anne's sister, Geraldine O'Moore Williams.  By 1911 the elderly couple had moved from the city centre out to the southern Dublin suburbs and were living at 105 Strand Road, Sandymount.

Robert Stewart, printer and bookseller, died in late July 1919 at 105 Strand Road - the informant was his grandson, Donald F. Stewart of Oaklands Park.  Eliza Creighton Stewart, née Farquharson, died of pleurisy on 1st September 1927 at her son's house in Oaklands Park.

Her only child, Charles Edward Stewart, had been born on 22nd December 1865 at 14 Chelmsford Road, Ranelagh.   He married Mary Florence Douglas, who had been born on 26th July 1864 to the draper, Jacob Douglas, and to Harriet Eliza Trotter, both of whom were Antrim-born Quakers who had settled in Dublin.  (Other children of this couple were Eva Douglas, born 1852, and Francis Ernest Douglas, born 1866.)    The marriage took place in the Dublin Methodist Church in St. Thomas's Parish on 1st July 1891.  Charles Edward Stewart was living in the family home at 10 D'Olier Street, while Mary Florence's home address was 56 South Richmond Street.  The witnesses were Mary's brother, Francis Ernest Douglas, and Charles' father, Robert Stewart.

In 1901, Charles Edward Stewart and Mary Florence Douglas were living at 129 Haddington Road with their Dublin-born children:

  • Douglas Creighton Stewart, born 20th April 1892.
  • Eva Stewart Stewart, born 1893. (This isn't a typo - her middle name was, indeed, Stewart.)
  • Robert Crawford Stewart, born 1895.

Charles Edward Stewart was a bookseller like his father, Robert, but the younger family were Methodist rather than Plymouth Brethren or Quaker.   By 1911, they had moved to 3 Oaklands Park, Sandymount.  Two of their children had died young, including the above-mentioned Robert Crawford Stewart, but there were now two 6-yr-olds, the twins:

  • Donald Farquharson Stewart, born 1904.
  • Florence Marguerite Stewart, born 1904.

Mary Florence Stewart, née Douglas, died at 3 Oaklands Park on 5th June 1931 - her husband, Charles E. Stewart, was noted now as a missionary.  He married a second time on 15th August 1934, this time to Edith Maud Phillips of 32 Leeson Park Avenue, the Appian Way, Dublin, the daughter of the late merchant tailor, George Phillips.  Charles gave his profession as missionary to seamen.  The witnesses were Robert Nolan and Kathleen Phillips.
Charles Edward Stewart died, aged 84, in a Dublin nursing home in 1950.  His son, Douglas Creighton Stewart, born 1892, emigrated to San Francisco, California, having spent a number of years working aboard transatlantic ships as a steward or waiter.  In 1927, when he arrived at New York, he was temporarily held by immigration because of some sort of physical deformity.  In 1933, he was working in San Francisco as a janitor, with an address at 286 Second Street;  by 1940, he was living at Mission Street.   He died in San Francisco on 12th May 1964.

Eva Stewart Stewart married Herbert Greenwood Bagster in North Dublin in 1934.  He was the son of a solicitor, Basil Birch Bagster, whose father was the publisher Jonathan Bagster of London.  The Bagsters decended from Samuel Bagster who had published Bagster's Polyglot Bible. Herbert's father,  the solicitor, Basil Birch Bagster, had died young in 1885 in Kidderminster, where he had had his practice, and his widow, Mary Bagster, née Mower, had moved her family to Dublin where she taught music.  When Herbert Greenwood Bagster died on 4th April 1960, he and Eva Stewart Bagster were living at 85 Upper Rathmines Road.

Helen Seaton Farquharson, daughter of Alexander Farquharson and Mary Anne Creighton:
Helen Seaton Farquharson/Farquarson, the daughter of Mary Anne Creighton and Alexander Farquharson,  married Edward Parker Bolton, the son of Edward Bolton, in what seems to be the 'Senior' Chapel in the parish of St.Thomas’s, North Dublin on 11th August 1868.
At the time of the wedding, Edward Parker Bolton was living at 14 Chelmsford Road, Dublin, while Helen Seaton Farquharson was at 4 Richmond Place.

The witnesses were William Bolton and Jessie Creighton Williams, who was the daughter of Richard Williams and Geraldine O'Moore Creighton.

The children of Edward Parker Bolton and Helen Seaton Farquharson were:

  • Albert Edward Bolton, born 10th May 1869 - the family were living at 12 Bloomfield Avenue, Portobello, and Edward Parker Bolton was working as a commercial traveller.
  • Alexandrina Mary Elizabeth Bolton, born 10th April 1871 in South Dublin, at 12 Bloomfield Avenue, died 1st January 1952. Was buried in Mount Jerome with her aunts, Jessie Creighton, Eliza Creighton and Louisa Adelaide Creighton.
  • Reginald Arthur Bolton, born 25th November 1872.

Edward Parker Bolton disappeared without a trace - there is no registration record for his death, and I wonder did the couple simply separate at some stage, or perhaps he died abroad?

On the 1901 Census, the widowed Helen Seaton Bolton and two of her unmarried, adult children were living with Helen’s aunt, Louisa Creighton, at Louisa’s school at 41 North Great George’s Street.   Helen Seaton Bolton, née Farquharson,  was Plymouth Brethren, while her children, Alexandrina and Reginald were Presbyterian, as was Louisa Creighton.   Helen's sister, Eliza Creighton Stewart, née Farquharson, was also Plymouth Brethren, so I wonder was their Scottish-born father, Alexander Farquharson, a member of the Dublin Plymouth Brethren community, and did he influence our great-great grandparents, Richard Williams and Geraldine O'Moore Creighton, to join the congregation?    The daughters of Rev. David Hill Creighton would have been reared as Presbyterian by their father.
On 21st March 1902, Reginald Arthur Bolton was present at the death of his 81-yr-old aunt, Louisa Adelaide Creighton, when she died of senile decay at 41 George's Street.

Helen Seaton/Seyton Bolton, of 41 North Great Georges Street, sailed aboard the 'Macedonia' from London to Marseilles on 6th July 1928, along with her son, the secretary, Reginald Arthur Bolton, and her daughter, Alexandrina Mary Bolton, a school principle.  Alexandrina Mary was the principle of the school at 41 North Great Georges Street, and must have taken over from her great-aunt, Louisa Creighton, following the elderly woman's death.  Reginald Arthur Bolton was a clerk in a shipping office.  

Helen Seaton Bolton died 14th October 1932 in Greystones, Co. Wicklow.  Her son, Reginald Arthur Bolton of Glenhesk, Greystones, died 21st August 1932 in Merrion Nursing Home and was buried in Mount Jerome.

Albert Edward Bolton, the son of Edward Parker Bolton and Helen Seaton Farquharson, married Winifred Mary/Margaret Rainsbury in the Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas's, Dublin on 25th July 1894.   Albert was an assistant merchant, living at 41 North Great Georges Street. His father, Edward Bolton, was noted as what seems to be (this certificate has woefully faded) an accountant, but no mention is made of whether he is still alive or deceased.  Winifred was living at what seems to be Kilbarron, Charleville Road.  The witnesses were Albert's siblings, Reginald and Alexandrina Mary Elizabeth Bolton.

Winifred M. Rainsbury had been born in Cork to Joseph Rainsbury, a government official in 1894, who had been born in Cork in about 1849, and to Elizabeth Jane Sporle who had been born in England in about 1852.  Joseph Rainsbury, son of William Rainsbury, was a grocer and wine and spirit dealer - he married Elizabeth Jane Sporle on 27th April 1864.  Elizabeth Jane Sporle was the daughter of Cornelius Sporle, 1810 - 1879, and Mary Anne Rose, 1809 - 1885.  The Rose family were prominent in Ballincollig, Cork.  Joseph's father, William Rainsbury (1812 - 1871) had married Bridget Molloy in Cork in 1840.
Cornelius Sporle was the son of Catherine Sporle, 1771 - 1832, who also had John Sporle and Jane Sporle.  Cornelius was jailed in 1828, and was noted as a member of the Royal Artillery in 1834. In 1841 he was living a New Road, Woolwich, England, with his wife, Mary, and two children, Catherine and George, and his Irish-born father-in-law, the tailor William Rose. In 1851 he was working as the chief warder of Portland Prison. In 1850 he was a sergeant.  In 1854, he was the Master of Farringdon Union Workhouse;  his wife, Mary Ann Sporle was the Mistress.   In 1871, he was living at Poplar Villa, Ipswich, Suffolk. He died in White Point, Queenstown, Cork, in June 1879.

The children of Joseph Rainsbury and Elizabeth Jane Sproule were:

  • Elizabeth Mary Josephine Rainsbury, born 1865.
  • William Cornelius Rainsbury, 1867 - 1951.  A doctor, who carried out his studies in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and who married, as his second wife,  Hannah Elizabeth Leverton in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, in 1905 - they settled in Skegby, where she came from. William's children were Finn Barr Prendergast Rainsbury, Kathleen Josephine Rainsbury, Brian Victor Rainsbury, Norah Marjorie Rainsbury, Mary Eleanor Imogen Rainsbury and John Joseph Cedric Rainsbury.  His first wife had been Catherine Prendergast (1872 - 1903) who he'd married in Cork in 1892.
  • Winifred Margaret/Mary Rainsbury, born 1871;  she married Albert Edward Bolton.
  • Lilian Catherine Rainsbury, 1873 - 1922.
  • Elizabeth Rainsbury, born 1875.
  • Maud Josephine Rainsbury, 1878 - 1880.
  • Albert Patrick Rainsbury,  1880 - 1962.
  • Margaret Florence Sporle Rainsbury, born 1881.
  • George Victor Rainsbury, 1885 - 1958.
  • Joseph Cyril Sporle Rainsbury, born 1890.
  • Frederick Rainsbury, born 1892.

Some of the above were born at Haulbowline, Cork Harbour.

Albert Edward Bolton and Winifred Mary Rainsbury were living at 26 North Leinter Street, Dublin, in 1901.  He was a tea merchant.  They had moved to 101 Marlborough Road by 1911 and had three children - Helen M. Bolton, born 1896 in Cork,  Reginald R. Bolton, born 1897 in Dublin, and Cecil C. Bolton, born 1902 in Dublin.

Albert Edward Bolton, a widowed company director, with an address at 5 Killiney Road, Dalkey, died in the Adelaide Hospital on 3rd December 1951.  The family are commemorated on a Mount Jerome headstone:
"Redeemed with the precious blood of Christ, in loving memory of Reginald Arthur Bolton, called to higher service 25th August 1932.  Also Helen Seyton Bolton who fell asleep 18th October 1932.  Winifred Mary Bolton entered into rest 10th March 1940...also her husband Albert Edward who died 30th November 1951.'

This branch of the Bolton family were buried together in grave C20/19663 in Mount Jerome. A note in the Mount Jerome graves register records that the plot had been granted to Miss Alexandrina M.E. Bolton of 'Glenhurst' (or 'Glenhest'), Greystones, Co. Wicklow for the sum of £12 11s. on 15th September 1932.  A Miss Bolton of 'Carrig-na-Mara', Killiney, later paid £5 5s. for a limestone headstone, a granite base and kerbing, and for garden care in perpetuity for the plot, presumably in 1951.

The daughter of Albert Edward Bolton and Winifred Mary Rainsbury,  Helen Maud/Mary Elizabeth Bolton, married Allen Taylor Jameson, the son of a journalist/printer, James Taylor Jameson, in Rathmines in August 1919.

Donald Cameron Farquharson, son of Alexander Farquharson and Mary Anne Creighton:

I had originally believed this son to have died young; however, another researcher, Colin Burnie, has recently shared what he knows of Donald Cameron Farquharson who had been born in Edinburgh on 3rd November 1847.

Donald Cameron Farquharson, a mercantile clerk, married Emily Creighton, the widow of a man named Pethers, in London in 1875.  She had been born in 1852 in Camberwell to a printer's reader, John Creighton and his first wife Sophie.

At the time of the 1875 wedding, Donald Cameron Farquharson's address was Arnott Street in the Liberties area of Dublin, but he and his wife, Emily, settled in London.

The couple had three children - Wilfred John Farquharson (1883 - 1916), a stage property manager, who married Wilhelmina/Minnie Christie (1878 - 1944) of Newcastle, and who would die in Northern France in 1916 at the height of the great war.     Edith Farquharson was born to Donald Cameron Farquharson and Emily Creighton in 1889,  and Winifred in 1892.

Wilfred John Farquharson and Minnie Christie had Rita Farquharson (1910 - 1993) who married Robert Hepburn McGann (1901 - 1993) of Newcastle, and Edith Nita Farquharson (1912 - 1914).

A Donald Farquharson, born 1847, was buried in Morden, Surrey, on 5th July 1897.   Earlier in 1891, his wife, Emily, was living at the home of her father, John Creighton, and his second wife, Jessie Creighton.  Emily's daughter, Edith Farquharson, aged 20, was also there, as was Emily's brother and sister, Edmund Creighton and Jessie Creighton.  There was no sign of Donald Cameron Farquharson.

(Many thanks to Colin Burnie of who generously provided what he knows of Donald Cameron Farquharson.)

Louisa Willis and George Allen Proctor

Louisa Willis (1795 - 1866), the daughter of Rev. Thomas Willis and Mary Anne Newcombe of Portarlington, married George Allen Proctor (1778 -1848) gentleman/printer, on 26th May 1825, in St.Peter’s, Dublin, two months after the death of her father, the Portarlington schoolmaster Thomas Willis.   We descend directly from Louisa's sister, Eliza Willis, who married the English preacher, Rev. David Hill Creighton.

George Allen Proctor, a member of the Amicable Society of Printers, had earlier married Mary Weldon of St. Peter’s Dublin in 1795.   'Saunders Newlsetter' of 27th October 1795 noted the groom as being of Chancery Lane, while the bride was of Peter Street.  A son, Edmund, was born in about 1803.
It seems that Louisa Willis was his second, or even third, wife  - Saunders Newsletter of 19th February 1824 noted the death on the 15th February 1824 at Marlborough Street, of Julia, the 53-year-old wife of George Allen Proctor.  Julia Proctor had been born in 1771 and would have been contemporary with George who had been born in 1778.

The printer George Allen Proctor, and his son Edmond Proctor, were parties to a deed of  1st June 1816 - deed 489466 - whereby a large number of people signed up to a Farmers' Tontine of Land.  George Allen Proctor was noted as a printer of 75 Marlborough Street;  Edmond was noted at the same address.  George Allen Proctor paid £100 to enter the Tontine, the proceeds of which were to go to his son, Edmund, whose mother was now dead.
Edmund Proctor had been educated in Trinity, Dublin, as noted by 'Alumni Dublinenses'  - he entered the college aged 20 on 20th October 1823, the son of George, a printer of Dublin.
The 'Dublin Morning Register' of 26th May 1827 noted the death of Edmund Proctor (1803 - 1827) of Marlborough Street in Rathmines, the year after he had entered Trinity College.

It seems, also, that this George Allen Proctor was the son of an earlier Dublin printer, Ephraim Proctor, who began his apprenticeship in 1743, and who married the widowed Alice Harrison (1738 - 1823) in Dublin on 21st April 1764.
He was present working in Dublin from 1743 till 1764, and in Athlone from 1772 till 1788.   Alice Proctor, widow of the late Athlone printer, Ephraim Proctor, died in Marlborough Street, Dublin, aged 85 in 1823. ('Dublin Correspondent', 16th August 1823.)
Ephraim Proctor had died at an advanced age in Kevin Street in February 1803. ('Saunders Newsletter', 2nd February 1803.)

(Another Dublin printer was Abel Proctor who was noted in Deed 158404 in 1765 - this man might be another member of the same Dublin family.)

Saunders Newsletter of 5th June 1822 noted that G.A. Proctor donated £2 to the relief of distress in Ireland.

Saunders Newletter of 9th June 1830 reported that G.A.Proctor signed the petition directed to Charles Whitton and Robert Ruskell, the churchwardens of St. Thomas's Church, appealing to them to convene a meeting to discuss the deleterious effects on Irish trade by newly-proposed changes to the taxation system.
In February 1835, a sermon was to be preached on behalf of the schools connected with The Scots Church in Mary's Abbey, (entrance on 132 Capel Street);  donations would be received by G.A. Proctor of 75 Marlborough Street and by James Ferrier of William Street.  The Scots Church was associated with Rev. David Hill Creighton, George's brother-in-law, who also ran a number of education establishments in the city along with his daughters.  David Hill Creighton would also give the names of Mrs Ferrier of Willow Park, and of Mrs. Roe of Sans Souci, as referees when he was setting up a new ladies' school in Kingstown in 1835.  Both the Roe and the Ferrier families were closely associated with the City of Dublin Steam Company whose bookkeeper from about 1845 was Richard Williams, the husband of David Hill Creighton's daughter, Geraldine O'Moore Creighton.

"The Stateman and Dublin Christian Record" of 11th July 1843 noted that donations were needed by the Free Church of Scotland to set up meetingplaces.  Subscriptions had already been received by James Ferrier and G.A. Proctor.

The 1832 Brittan's List of Voters noted Geo. Allen Proctor at 75 Marlborough Street, Dublin.

The 'Waterford Chronicle' of 31st August 1833, reporting on the recent devastating fire at the Custom House, noted that witness, George Allen Proctor, had long been a printer to the Custom House.

Deed 1834-17-35, dated 12th August 1834, noted George Allen Proctor at Marlborough Street, Dublin - he was selling back property to Jane Swift, late of Brighton, but now in 1834 of Paris, which had been left to her by her grandfather, Godwin Swift, a kinsman of Jonathan Swift. The land concerned was in Kilcoole, Carlow, and in Ardenew, Meath.  Godwin Swift was noted as late of Inchimore, Meath, and of Balally, Tawney (ie, Taney), Rathdown, Co. Dublin - he also left property to his nephew, also Godwin Swift.

Saunders Newsletter of 3rd September 1835 carried an article on the robbery of promissory notes from G.A.Proctor of 75 Marlborough Street.  Included in the promissory notes was the promissory note of T.G.Willis to G.A.Proctor for 1841, and also Redmond Carroll's promissory note to D.H.Creighton.     Thomas Gilbert Willis was George Allen Proctor's brother-in-law, as was the Rev. David Hill Creighton who married Eliza Willis, the sister of Louisa Willis.

Another deed - 1837-11-61 - noted George Allen Proctor at Bedford Lodge, Dollymount, Dublin, in 1837 but mentioned that he also had a house in Portarlington.  This deed concerned the sale of a Portarlington house by Rev. David Hill Creighton and by his wife, Eliza/Elizabeth Creighton, née Willis, to the saddler John Graye.  Eliza Creighton was the half-sister of George Allen Proctor's wife, Louisa Willis, and the house involved here had formerly been the 'Preaching Home'.

Yet another deed (1840-20-102) of August 1840 was between George Allen Proctor of Bedford Lodge, Dublin, and three Dublin printers,  Michael Goodwin, Thomas Goodwin and Richard Nethercott, all  of Denmark Street, and whose business was known as 'Goodwin Son & Nethercott'.    In this transaction, George Allen Proctor sold them property at 75 Marlborough Street.  Perhaps he moved at this stage to Harcourt Terrace.  Thereafter, the Goodwin/Nethercott business address was here at Marlborough Street.
As can be seen from this memorial, George Allen Proctor was associated with both Bedford Lodge and Marlborough Street and with the printing trade.   Later on 19th November 1832, G.A.Proctor donated £3 to the "Letterpress Printers' Asylum" at Wellington View in Crumlin, as did Michael Goodwin and Richard Nethercott, the printers implicated in the preceding deed.

George Allen Proctor, who was the husband of Louisa Willis of Portarlington, died on 10th August 1848 in Delgany, Co. Wicklow, aged 70.  His death was announced in the Freeman's Journal of Saturday, August 19th 1848.  The 'Dublin Evening Mail' of 18th August noted his age as 79.
The street directories had earlier noted him as resident in 5 Harcourt Terrace, Dublin, from 1845 till 1848.

George Allen Proctor's wife, Louisa Proctor, née Willis, died on 14th December 1866, aged 71, at Harcourt Terrace, Dublin, and her death was widely recorded in the Irish papers.  'The Cork Examiner' of 22nd December 1866, however, reported that Louisa, relict of the late George Allen Proctor of Dublin, and youngest daughter of the late Thomas Willis of Portarlington, had died aged 70 at 1, Eaton Terrace, St. John's Wood, London, which was the home of a Norfolk-born 'city missionary', William Clarke, a possible relative of Louisa's daughter-in-law, Eliza Vincent Clarke.

(A second George Allen Proctor was born in Dublin to Thomas and Anne Proctor in 1816 - he would have been 9 years old when Louisa Willis married the older George Allen Proctor  and was, perhaps, the nephew of the older man although I'm merely jumping to enormous conclusions here.  He was educated in Trinity, Dublin, entering aged 18 on 17th October 1834, his father being the nobleman Thomas Proctor of Dublin.
This younger George Allen Proctor entered the church and spent 39 years as rector of Tullamelan, Clonmel, Tipperary;  he married Charlotte Newman in Kilkenny, youngest daughter of the late Thomas Newman of Cork on 5th July 1842. His obituary was published in the Irish Times of Friday, January 14th 1910.
     "Canon G.A. Proctor.  We regret to announce the death which occurred at Tullamelan Rectory on Sunday of the Rev. George Allen Proctor M.A., Canon of Kilrossanty.  Canon Proctor, who was in his 95th year was ordained in the year 1840.  He was admitted to the United Diocese in 1871 and was instituted Rector of Tullamelan. For the long period of 39 years he discharged the duties of Rector of the parish where he was esteemed by the people of all classes and creeds.  In 1883 he was appointed Prebendary of Kilrossanty and he was also a Rural Dean.")

George Allen Proctor, son of Ephraim Proctor, and Louisa Willis had two children - George Allen Proctor Junior, born in Dublin in about 1832, and Louisa Proctor, born in Dublin in about 1830.   George Allen Proctor Junior entered the church.
In 1861, George Allen Proctor Junior was the curate of Northam and Southton in St. Marys, Southampton, and was living there with his sister, Louisa, and his widowed mother, Louisa Proctor, née Willis.    He was 29; his sister was 31, and both had been born in Dublin.

George married Eliza Vincent Clarke on November 7th 1867 in Micheldever, Southampton. Born in Hampshire in about 1845, Eliza was the daughter of another Irish vicar, Thomas Clarke.  The wedding was witnessed by Louisa Proctor, Agnes M.E. Clinton and Henry P. Clarke.   George's father was noted as George Allen Proctor, gentleman.

Eliza Vincent Clarke's father, Thomas Clarke, had been born in Cork in about 1789 to the woollen merchant, William Clarke and to his wife Sarah Farren.   William Clarke and Sarah Farren also had a son, William Clarke of Farren, Co. Cork., whose daughter, Maria Frances Clarke, married William Lumley Perrier of Ballinure House, son of William Lumley Perrier Senior,  on 14th April 1868 in Aglish - this ceremony was carried out by the bride's cousin, Rev. Thomas Grey Clarke, son of Rev. Thomas Clarke of Micheldever.
In January 1860 in Aglish Church, Co. Cork, Helena Eveleen Clarke, the eldest daughter of William Clarke of Farran Lodge, married William Thomas Schreiber of Cork, the son of the late Lt-Col. James A. Schreiber of Suffolk.
On 21st February 1865 in St. James's, Dublin, Thomas Clarke J.P. of Farran, married Lizzie, the only daughter of William Riddell of James Street.

(NB: There was also a prominent Clarke family in Portarlington, with close ties to the Willis and Proctor families, and I wonder if they were somehow related to the Cork-born family of Rev. Thomas Clarke?)

In 1851, Rev. Thomas Clarke was the Vicar of Micheldever, the parish where his daughter, Eliza Vincent Clarke, later married George Allen Proctor Junior.
The first wife of Rev. Thomas Clarke of Micheldever was Anna Maria Grey, daughter of John Grey. Anna Maria Grey's biography would later be penned by her son, Rev. Thomas Grey Clarke.
Rev. Thomas Clarke's second wife, Ann Agnes Husband, had been born in Lambeth, Surrey in about 1808 to Rev.Thomas Husband.  Ann Agnes Husband married Rev. Thomas Clarke in Hartley Wintney, Hants., on 28th October 1830, the ceremony being performed by the bride's father. ('Southern Reporter', 25th November 1830.)

The children of Thomas Clarke were, according to the 1841 and 1851 Micheldever census (although Rev. Thomas Grey Clarke wasn't noted):
  • Rev. Thomas Grey Clarke, baptised 8th December 1817 at Micheldever; he later married Matilda Barbara Coventry in Swanage on 8th November 1843, whose brother was St.John Coventry of Henbury House, Coventry. Rev. Thomas Grey Clarke was the Vicar of Oldham, and married, secondly, Georgiana, the youngest daughter of the late Fulwar William Craven of the 7th Dragoon Guards, on 29th July 1863.
  • Susan Clarke, born 1821.
  • Rev.William Clarke, born 1826.
  • George Henry/Harry Clarke, born 1832, who married Selina Mary, the yougest daughter of the late John Benson Gale of Weyhill, Hants, on 28th September 1853...their fourth daughter, Florence Selina Clarke, married, in Cambridge, New Zealand, on 4th July 1882, John Ramsay Stewart Richardson, son of the late Sir John Stewart Richardson, baronet of Pitfour Castle, Perth, Scotland. The bride's brother-in-law carried out the ceremony - this was Rev. William Newcombe de Laval Willis who had married another of George Harry Clarke's daughters, Mary Agnes Clarke.   The Rev. William Newcombe de Laval Willis, Archdeacon of Waitako, New Zealand, descended from Thomas Willis of Portarlington, as did Louisa Willis, the subject of this post.
  • Charles Clarke, born 1833.
  • Agnes Sarah Clarke, born 1835, who married the Dubliner, Rev. William Arthur Whitestone, in St. Mary's, London, on 8th July 1867.  Rev. William Arthur Whitestone succeeded his wife's father as Vicar of Micheldever and was serving there in 1881. He proved the will of his unmarried sister, Rebecca Whitestone, when she died in Bray, Co. Wicklow, in 1884. 
  • Arthur Francis Clarke, born 1836 - a ship-broker, he married Georgiana Mary Walker in Enfield on 6th May 1858.  Her brother assisted at the wedding - he was Rev.H.A. Walker of Oriel College, Oxford. Arthur Francis Clarke and Georgiana Mary Walker settled in Hamsptead, Middlesex. In 1871 they were visited by an Isabella M. Clarke, who had been born in Cork in 1847, and was most likely a cousin.  The Middlesex-born children of Arthur Francis Clarke and Georgiana Mary Walker were Arthur T. Clarke born 1860, Adelina M. Clarke born 1862, Beatrice G. Clarke born 1863, Alfred O. Clarke born 1865, Gertrude F. Clarke born 1867,  Henry A. Clarke born 1869, Francis G. Clarke born 1870, Mabella E. Clarke born 1872 and Charles L. Clarke born 1874.  By 1881, Arthur Francis Clarke, shipbroker, had died.
  • Alfred Claudius Clarke, who was baptised in Micheldever by Thomas and Ann Agnes Clarke on 26th February 1838.
  • Henry Clarke, born 1840 - this must be the Henry P. Clarke who witnessed Eliza's wedding to George Allen Proctor.
  • Eliza Vincent Clarke, born 1845, who married George Allen Proctor.
  • Frances Matilda or Matilda Frances, Clarke, born 1847 - she married Rev. Percy Andrews, the curate of Lilleshall, Salop, on 26th May 1864 in Micheldever.
  • Mary S. Clarke, born 1848.

Rev. Thomas Clarke died in Micheldever on 9th January 1870, and his will was proved by two of his sons, Rev. Thomas Grey Clarke of Oldham, and Arthur Francis Clarke of 94 Adelaide Road, St. John's Wood.

Rev. George Allen Proctor, who married Eliza Vincent Clarke,  was the Vicar of Hatherden, Andover, Hampshire in the 1870's - the UK census  the took a snapshotof the family  in 1871 when George Allen Procter was the Vicar of St. James in Southampton.    His unmarried sister, Louisa Procter, was living with the young family at the time of the census.

By 1881, the family were still in Hatherden in 1881.  Their children were:

  • George Herbert Proctor, baptised 7th March 1869.
  • Annabel Louisa Proctor, christened 14th August 1870 in Hampshire.
  • Edmund Willis Procter, born 1872 in Hampshire.
  • Ellen E., 1874 in Hampshire.
  • Henrietta D., born 1876 in Hampshire.
  • Henry V.T., born 1879 in Sussex.
  • Ruth, born 1881 in Hampshire.

From 'Crockford's Clerical Directory' of 1882 :  'Proctor, George Allen,  Hatherden Vic., Andover - T.C.D.;  BA 1852, Div. Test (2) 1856,  MA 1858, p 1857 by Bp. of Lich.    V. of Hatherden 1875,  S. Dis. Win. 1875.   Formerly V. of St. James, Southampton 1863 - 71;  Smannell near Andover 1871 - 75.'

George Allen Proctor Junior died on 10th July 1885 at 31 St. Johns Road, Bristol;  his unmarried sister, Louisa Proctor, was present at his death.  Louisa Proctor lived with her brother's family - she died in Scwifat in Syria on 2nd March 1902, and her will was proved in Dublin by her relative, Henry de Laval Willis, who was the son of William Newcombe Willis, who was the son of Thomas Gilbert Willis, who was himself the son of Thomas Willis of Portarlington.   Louisa Procter  was the daughter of Henrietta Louisa Willis who was the daughter of Thomas Willis of Portarlington.

In 1891, the widowed Eliza Vincent Procter was living in Clifton, Bristol at 31 St. John's Road, along with her children, George Herbert Procter, a medical student, Annabel Louisa,  Henrietta Dorothea/Dora, Henry Vincent T., and Ruth.

George Herbert Proctor, MD of Salisbury and son of George Allen Proctor and Eliza Vincent Clarke, attended the inquest of his 23-year-old sister, Dora Proctor, who had taken an accidental overdose of laudanum in the form of sleeping tablets which she had been taking as a cure for extreme insomnia.  Her address at the time of her death in April 1899 was 7 Miles Road, Bristol.  ('Western Daily Press', 24th April 1899.)

George Herbert Procter and Grace Mabel Staples:
The oldest son of George Allen Procter and Eliza Vincent Clarke, the doctor George Herbert Procter, married Grace Mabel Staples, the daughter of a London doctor, Joseph Henry Prosser Staples, in St. John's, Paddington, on 10th September 1895.  The witnesses were George Herbert's aunt, Louisa Proctor, and his father-in-law Joseph H.P. Staples.  (Joseph Henry Prosser Staples, 1832 - 1895, was himself the son of a London doctor, Joseph Staples.)

A son of George Herbert Proctor and Grace Mabel Staples was George Henry Vincent Procter, who was killed in action during the Great War on 6th September 1917 in either France or Flanders.  His home address at the time of his death was the family home at Kingston Villa, London Road, Southborough, Kent, where his father, George Herbert Proctor, had himself died young on 13th August 1907.   George Henry Vincent Procter had been born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 7th September 1896;   a sister, Mary Frances Adelaide Procter, was born there on 26th November 1898.   Grace Mabel Procter, née Staples, died in Kent in 1910.  Her daughter, Mary Procter, died in Warminster, Wiltshire, in 1939.  

Other children of George Herbert Procter and Grace Mabel Staples were Thomas Herbert W. Procter, born 1901, Grace Eleanor May Procter 1905 - 1972, and Frederick John P. Procter who was born in 1908 and who died in infancy.   In 1911, the orphaned Grace E. M. Proctor, aged 5, was living with her widowed aunt, Edith Frances Winckworth, at 25 Gordon Place, Kensington.  Edith was the sister of Grace Mabel Staples - she had been born in Paddington in about 1865 to Joseph Henry Prosser Staples, and had married the solicitor, Douglas Powell Winckworth, in St. John's, Paddington, on 31st July 1901.  He died, however, on 14th September 1904.
Edith F. Winckworth proved the 1917 will of her nephew, George Henry Vincent Proctor.    In her turn, the unmarried Grace Eleanor May Procter proved the will of her aunt when Edith Frances Winckworth died at the same Kensington address on 21st January 1954.

Edmund Willis Proctor, who had been born to George Allen Proctor and Eliza Vincent Clarke in 1872, served in the Boer War having joined the Natal Mounted Rifles.    A passenger list of 1911 records an Edmiund Willis Proctor, an assayer, travelling to Mozambique.