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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.


  1. My father was John Robert Glorney Bolton and Cecil Glorney was our cousin, whom we visited in Ireland when I was a child, and whom my father later visited where he was living in Nice. I also visited great uncle Herbert and great aunt Jennie in Dublin when I was a child and Jennie left me my dowry in her will. The Glorney family sold the mustard monopoly to Norwich's Colemans.
    Julia Bolton Holloway

  2. Hi Julia - I didn't know anything about the Glorney family business. Do you know anything about their involvement with the mustard industry? I thought they might have had something to do with mining, but I was really only guessing.

  3. Actually, I can see now that Mardyke Mills was producing mustard oil amongst other things.

  4. They had the monopoly on mustard before selling it to the Norwich Colemans. It is said in the family that the secret came to them from marriage to one of the French royal children brought over to Ireland by the Princesse de Lamballe, and that this was the source of their wealth.