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Sunday, 8 December 2013

Froods, Supples, Forsters, Halls, Courtenays etc...

This is one of those rambling posts about families I'm only vaguely related to.  I used online records, primarily the Irish Census and the Wills Calendars, freely available on the National Archives site, as well as the church records, freely available on the Irish Genealogy site, the LDS site, and much googling.  It starts with the family of Frederick and Mary Courtenay of 27 Wellington Street who were my immediate ancestors - I descend via their daughter, Emily.  Another of their daughter, Adelaide Anne Courtenay, married George Hall in 1851.

Adelaide Anne Courtenay, baptised 10th August 1831, born at 47 Moore Street, was the daughter of our immediate maternal ancestors, Frederick and Mary Courtenay.   Adelaide Anne Courtenay married a commercial clerk, George Hall, who was the son of Andrew Hall, on 12th October 1851.
George Hall had been born to Andrew Hall in Bray, Co.Wicklow.

Albert Andrew Hall, born 11th January 1872 to George Hall and Adelaide Anne Courtenay;  when Albert Andrew Hall  married Eveline Beatrice Forster in 1901, he was noted as the secretary of a limited company - the couple were living at 29 Corrig Avenue, Dunlaoghaire, then called Kingstown, in 1911.

Eveline Beatrice Forster had been born on 15th July 1871 in Donnybrook, Dublin, to Ralph Moore Forster (1817  - 12th April 1877)  and to Emma Matilda Supple.  Eveline's parents had married in St. Mary's on 9th September 1861 - their fathers were Rev.Thomas Forster and Frederick Austin Supple.

The Forster Family of Broomhill, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan:

Ralph Moore Forster was the 4th son of Rev.Thomas Forster of Kilmainham.

Rev. Thomas Forster of Kilmainham Wood, Co. Meath, died on 13th February 1853 after a few days' illness. He had been 48 years as incumbent of the parish. ('Dublin Evening Mail', 23rd February 1853).
His wife, Elizabeth Forster, died aged 82 on 21st February 1865.('Belfast Morning News', 28th Feb.1865.)
In June 1831, Eleanor Forster, youngest daughter of Rev. Thomas Forster of Kilmainham Wood, married Joseph Francis Hopkins of Priorland, Co. Louth. ('Drogheda Journal', 4th June 1831.)
Francis Boyle Forster of Kilmainham Wood died on 4th July 1862. ('Evening Freeman', 12th July 1862.)  His will stated that  had died on the 6th July 1862; probate was granted to Francis Willetts Hopkins of Rolagh Lodge, Co. Meath, who was the committee of the person of Thomas Forster, the brother of the deceased, who was 'limited during mental incapacity.' Francis Willetts Hopkins, named in this 1862 will, must have been named for the earlier Francis Willetts Hopkins of Priorsland, Co. Louth, whose estate was in chancery in May 1822. ('Saunders Newsletter', 6th May 1822.)
On 2nd January 1848 in Kilmainham Wood, the death occurred of Mrs. Eleanor Forster, the wife of Francis Forster of Keadue, near Cavan. She had been 90 years old.  Her husband, Francis Forster, was an earlier relation of the previously-named Francis Boyle Forster.

Ralph Moore Forster of Broomhill, Cavan (1817 - 12th April 1877), a clerk in the Record Office, and Emma Matilda Supple had the following recorded children:

1) Thomas Frederick Forster was born in 1864,  and married in St. Mary's, Dublin, on 24 February 1892, Mary Anne Spotten/Spotton, the daughter of James Spotten of Ballinagh, Co. Cavan.     Witnesses: J.W. Jolley and Jane L. Jolley. Thomas Frederick farmed at Broomhill,  Ballinagh, Co. Cavan.   According to the census, the children of this couple were:
   a) Jennie Loftus Forster, born Cavan 1893.
   b) Violet Marrian Forster, born Cavan 1894.
   c) William Frederick Augustus Forster, born Cavan 1896.  He was named after his paternal  great-uncle,  William Frederick Augustus Forster of Broomhill, Co. Cavan, who died on 25th August 1881 - his widow was Emma Forster of Ellen Lodge, Dalkey, Co. Dublin.   He had been born in 1815 and was contemporary with Ralph Moore Forster who had been born in 1817 in the same place.
  d) Rebecca Matilda Forster, born Cavan 1899.
NB:  Thomas Frederick Forster of Broomhill proved the will of another member of the Forster family, namely Mary Forster of Crosshue, Co. Wexford, who died on 7th May 1876 when Thomas Frederick was only 12. She was the wife of Thomas Forster of Crosshue, Co. Wexford, who died there on 16th March 1886, and his will named his nephew as Thomas Frederick Forster of Broomhill.   Mary had been born in 1819, her husband, Thomas Forster in 1812, which makes him contemporary with Ralph Moore Forster and William Frederick Augustus Forster, all three possibly brothers.

2) Ralph Moore Forster, born Dublin, circa 1864.  He married Eliza Jane Spotton/Spotten who was the sister of his sister-in-law, Mary Anne Spotten.  Ralph Moore Forster was the executor of his father-in-law's will when James Spotton died in February 1910 at Blacklion, Co. Cavan.    The children of Ralph Moore Forster and Eliza Jane Spotton were:
    a) Rebecca Matilda Forster, born circa 1901 in Cavan.  She shared a name with her cousin.
    b) Anna Richardson Forster, born Cavan 1903.
    c) Frederick Frood Forster, born Cavan 1906.

3) Emily Maude Forster, born in Dublin in 1869.  She married, in St. Thomas's, Dublin, on 16 February 1892,  John George Foster (NOT Forster), who also originated in Ballinagh, Co. Cavan, and who was the son of a farmer John Foster. The Forsters and Fosters of Ballinagh may well be the same family with different spellings.  The witnesses were Emily's brother, Thomas Frederick Forster, and Jane F. Jolley.   The couple settled and farmed at Corduff, Ballintemple, Cavan and had numerous children, of whom seven were still alive in 1911:
    a) John F. B.G. Foster, born Cavan 1892.
    b) Ralph Moore Foster, born Cavan 1894.
    c)  William Graham Foster, born Cavan 1896.
    d) Supple George Foster, born Cavan 1899.
    e) James White Foster, born Cavan 1900.
    f) Eliza Jane Foster, born Cavan 1906.
     g) Thomas Henry Foster, born Cavan 1908.

4) Eveline Beatrice Forster born 15 July 1871 51 Grand Canal Street, Dublin. She married Albert Andrew Hall in 1901.

Ralph Moore Forster of Broomhill, Co. Cavan, died in Dublin at 86 Haddington Road on 12th April 1877; when his widow, Emma Matilda Forster, née Supple,  proved his will, she was living at 14 Richmond Avenue, Fairview, Co. Dublin.

The Supple Family of Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath:
To return to Eveline Beatrice Forster who married Albert Andrew Hall in 1901, she was the daughter of Ralph Moore Forster of Broomhill, Cavan, and of Emma Matilda Supple of Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath.
From 'The Dublin Evening Mail' of 12th September 1861 - '9th September in Donnybrook Church, Ralph Moore Foster, 4th son of the late Rev. Thomas Forster, incumbent of Kilmainham, to Emma Matilda, 2nd daughter of Frederick Austin Supple, Esq., of Merrion and Dunshaughlin Lodge, Co. Meath, and granddaughter of the late Major David Supple of the 17th Lancers.'

Emma Matilda Supple was the daughter of Frederick Austin Supple of Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath, and Anna Maria Gillespie of Dublin.  The couple married in Donnybrook on 25th March 1828.   Anna Maria Gillespie was the fourth daughter of William Gillespie of Richmond and of Lower Gardiner Street.

Frederick Austin Supple was the eldest son of Major David Supple of the 17th Lancers and of Amelia Charlotte Connell (noted by the LDS website as Caroline).  Frederick Austin Supple had been born in Preston, Lancashire, on 27th March 1801 and received a military education in the Royal Military College of Sandhurst, but didn't enter the army since he inherited property and income at Dunshaughlin.   The LDS website show up two other children born to Major David and Amelia Charlotte/Caroline Supple in Preston - an older son, David John Augustus Tudor Supple, baptised in June 1800, and a daughter, Caroline Isabella Dorothea Supple born 4th April 1802.

Major David Supple of the 17th Lancers was the son of Patrick Supple of Dunshaughlin who was noted as J.P. of Dunshaughlin - his death was announced in The Gentlemans Magazine of 1779 and was buried in Dunshaughlin in the family plot.

(A possible relation, Frederick Augustus Supple, was born to a Frederick and Maria Anna Supple at Wynnefield Place, Rathmines, Co. Dublin on 23 August 1843.)

A headstone in Dunshaughlin commemorates the early members of the Supple family, and was erected by W.R. Supple in memory of his brother, David Wilson Supple and other members of his family 1698 - 1876.   They were noted on the tombstone as follows:
Patrick Supple 1779.
John Supple 1807.
Anne Supple 1821.
Walter William Supple 1825.
David Supple, Major 17th Light Dragoons 1829 (Father of Frederick Austin Supple.)
Caroline Supple 1834. (Mother of Frederick Austin Supple.)

Griffiths Valuations noted both Frederick A. Supple and David W. Supple in Main Street, Dunshaughlin.  David Wilson Supple was most likely the son of Major David Supple, as was William Rathborne Supple. David Wilson Supple (1805 - 1876) of Dunshaughlin Castle died on 8th June 1876, and his will was proved by his brother William Rathborne Supple Senior of Juneville, Dunleer, Co Louth.  Supple  In his turn, William Rathborne Supple Senior died on 6th March 1895 and his own will was proved by his son, Rev. William Rathborne Supple of 8 Clyde Road, who was the curate of St. Bartholomew's, Clyde Road.

In 1901, Rev. William Rathborne Supple was living at 21 Clyde Road, which was later occupied by Rev. John Grogan and his family, who also had links to the Courtenay family.  This was probably pure coincidence.   Rev. William Rathborne Supple (Junior) married Elizabeth Mary Garner, the daughter of Samuel Hartwell Garner MD who died in Segowlie, India on 23rd July 1857. At this time, Rev. William Rathborne Supple was stationed in Gorey, Co. Wexford.  Children of Rev. William R. Supple and Elizabeth Mary Garner were St. George Rathborne Supple who was born on 30th July 1873 in Limerick, and William Hamilton Supple who was born on 23rd March 1878 at Coleman, or Arthurstown, Co. Wexford. A daughter, Eileen Supple, was born circa 1882 in Arthurstown, Wexford.  Both Eileen and William Hamilton Supple were living abroad in 1911 - Eileen was in Ealing and William was in India with the army.  William Hamilton Supple (28 March 1878-1972, died in Hampshire, UK) gradulated from Dublin University and was commissioned in 1900 as a Second Lieutenant fighting with the Dublin Fusiliers in the South African Boer war. Second Lieutenant in 1901 and Captain in 1908. Seconded to Liberia and serviced in the Frontier Field Force after WWI. Served with the Fusiliers through WWI with final promoton to Lt. Colonel, attached to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps for a time and retired when the Fusiliers were disbanded in 1922, following the separation of Ireland from Great Britain.

The wills calendars, online via the National Archives site, provide invaluable information...Dr. Robert Harrison Supple died at 14 Fair Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth, on 1st September 1903, with administration to Rev. William Rathborne Supple and Irene Constance Mabel Supple.   Robert Harrison Supple was born in Co. Louth, most likely to William Rathborne Supple Senior of Dunleer, Co. Louth.  Robert married Elizabeth Johnston. Their children were Mary Frances Supple, born Louth 17th January 1870, William Robert Supple born Louth 1st May 1871, Irene Supple, born 1875, Margaret born Louth 3rd January 1878.

Another son of Major David Supple and Amelia Charlotte Connell was most Lieutenant John Connell Supple who died on 23rd September 1841 at Surab, aged only 27. He was of the 13th Bombay National Infantry,  When Amelia Charlotte Supple, relict of Major David Supple of the 17th Light Dragoons died on 21st November 1841, she died in Bombay, and had possibly been living with her son.

The 'Southern Reporter and Cork Commercial Courrier' of 31st May 1838 carried a disturbing report. Christiana Newburgh Connell had been held prisoner in absolute seclusion in Glasnevin Asylum for three years, and had recently managed to smuggle out a letter to a solicitor, dated 9th May 1838, in which she stated she was completely sane but at the time of her incarceration had been delirious due to a lack of sleep.  She had been committed there by Mr. John Gillespie of Gardiner Street, and by her own brother-in-law, Mr. Frederick Supple, of Dunshaughlin, who visited her once a year but who failed to support her as he should, leaving her in need of new clothes.  She stated that her doctor was Dr. Eustace of Gloucester Street, the head of the asylum, who would not release her without the permission of Supple and Gillespie.  The paper noted that her solicitor managed to get permission from the court to allow an independent doctor to visit her in hospital.

How was the above Christiana Newburgh Connell related to Frederick Austin Supple?  Frederick's mother was Amelia Charlotte Connell, the daughter of Field Marshall John Shadwell Connell of Rio. Christiana was the wife of William Gilbert Connell, also a child of John Shadwell Connell, and christened a son as Frederick Supple Connell in Bristol in October 1824.   Mr. John Gillespie, who also committed Christiana to Glasnevin Asylum, must have been related to Frederick Austin Supple's wife, Anna Maria Gillespie.
Field Marshall John Shadwell Connell died on 19th April 1821 at Rio de Janeiro aged 77. He was noted as Councillor of War and Knight of the Order of the Tower and Sword.  He entered the Portugese Service as Captain in 1763, with leave, then being a lieutenant in the British army;  he was Governor of Lagos and Faro and, until 1818, of the Kingdom of the Algarve in Portugal.  His children had been born in Lisbon, Portugal -  Amelia Charlotte Connell (who married Major Daniel Supple) born 19th October 1788, John Jervis Connell born 19th January 1793, and William Gilbert Connell born 16th December 1796.  A daughter was the Miss Connell who married in St. James' Church on 8th April 1808,  Captain William Mainwaring of the East India Company's Naval Service at Bombay.

Frederick Austin Supple and Anna Maria Gillespie had a Dublin residence, Fortland Cottage at Merrion, where, on 13th September 1853, Mrs. Frederick Supple had her 17th child.   Earlier children were born at Gardiner Street, Wynnfield, Co. Dublin, and Dunshaughlin.  Of their 17 children, I've only isolated Emma Matilda Supple who married Ralph Moore Forster, Frederick Austin Supple Junior, Jane Nickson Supple who married Thomas Nicholson Frood, and Anna Maria Supple who follows.

On 1st Aug 1855, in Clonturk, North Co. Dublin,  Anna Maria Supple, the daughter of Frederick (Austin) Supple, married William Richardson, son of William Richardson.  Her brother, Frederick Austin Supple of Dunshaughlin died at Glasnevin, Dublin, on 25th January 1863, and his will was proved by William Richardson,  Proctor of the Admiralty, resident in Belgium, and by Thomas Nicholson Frood of 41 Bushfield Avenue, Dublin.   The daughter of Frederick Austin Supple, Jane Nickson Supple, married on 6th June 1857, Thomas Nicholson Frood, the son of Thomas Nicholson Frood.

The Frood Family:
The daughter of Frederick Austin Supple, Jane Nickson Supple, married on 6th June 1857, Thomas Nicholson Frood (1835 - 1915) the son of  Major Thomas Ellis Frood and Elizabeth Frood of Fortview, Clontarf, North Co. Dublin.

Thomas Ellis Frood (c. 1796 - 1868) was noted as an ensign with the Dublin City Militia in 1813.

The 'Belfast Commercial Chronicle' of 9th July 1825 reported that Thomas Ellis Frood attempted suicide in O'Dienne's Hotel, Sackville Street, Dublin, by trying to cut his own throat with a penknife. Surgeon Geoghegan attended him and he survived.  A troubled man, Captain Thomas Ellis Frood was jailed for 12 months for forgery in April 1849.

Thomas Ellis Frood died on 13th September 1868 at Richardson Street, London;  his sons, Thomas Nicholson Frood (1835 - 1915) and Gore William Frood, were the executors of his will.

The children of Thomas Ellis Frood and Elizabeth Frood were:
a)  Thomas Nicholson Frood born Co. Cavan in 1835, died 1915, who married Jane Nickson Supple in 1857.
b) Twins James Wallace Frood and Angelina Frood, born Clontarf , 4 July 1841.
c) William Gore or Gore William Frood, born 8 March 1844 in Clontarf, died in Southwark in 1881.

Frood is not a common name in Ireland.  The earliest member of this family I can uncover is a Dublin merchant, James Frood, who operated in North Anne Street in the 1780's.  The family also held property in Belturbet, Cavan, where the death occurred of Rebecca, wife of the late James Frood of Claremont, Co. Dublin - she died at the residence of her eldest son on 10th November 1829.   James Frood, merchant of North Ann Street, had made out a will on 19th December 1786, in which he named his wife as Rebecca Garner and his eldest son as Thomas Nicholson Frood, and his second son as James Frood.  A brother-in-law was Samuel Garner, wile his sisters were Elizabeth Beard, Jane Frood and Mary McClelland.  James Frood's niece was an Agnes Duncan.

The eldest son of James Frood was Major Thomas Nicholson Frood.  In 1829, the Grand Treasurer of the Orange Order was Major Thomas Nicholson Frood of Riversdale, Belturbet, Cavan. In September 1833 at Clontarf, Anne, wife of Major Frood of Riversdale, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, died.  
Thomas Nicholson Frood was noted as a major in the Dublin Militia in 1808.
The Fictitious Votes Committee of the 1830's noted Thomas Nicholson Frood as being of Belturbet, Cavan and of South Anne Street.  The following year the subsequent entry in the Fictitious Votes Committee noted the same Thomas Nicholson Frood as being of Dungannon, Co. Tyrone and of North Anne Street.

This Major Thomas Nicholson Frood links to Major Thomas Ellis Frood, who named his son after Thomas Nicholson Frood.
A daughter of Major Thomas Nicholson Frood was Jane Rebecca Cochrane who died on 24th April 1881 at Rathmines Road, the widow of John Cochrane.
 In the book, 'Report of Cases, Civil and Criminal', of 1843, I found the memorial of an indenture of a marriage settlement, dated 2nd November 1831. The parties named were, of the first part Thomas Nicholson Frood;  the second part was his daughter, the bride, Jane Rebecca Frood;  the intended groom John Coghrane was the third part;  the fourth part was John Fleming and John Drope McIlree.  A marriage was about to take place between Jane Rebecca Frood, daughter of Thomas Nicholson Frood, and John Coghrane or Cochrane.  Thomas Nicholson Frood did demise etc. unto John Fleming and John Drope McIlree ...expectant on the survivor of them, the said Thomas Nicholson Frood and Thomas Ellis Frood, therein named, in all that part of the...permises situate in North Anne-street and Cuckoo Lane....(ie, Nos. 28, 29 + 30).

Major Thomas Nicholson Frood, late of the Dublin City Militia, died in Newry, Co. Down, in December 1847. ('Freeman's Journal', 21st December 1847.)

Although of the same family, it's unclear how Major Thomas Nicholson Frood and Major Thomas Ellis Frood link to each other.

In the same era, there was also a Major James Nicholson Frood who settled in Dundalk and who was undoubtedly another member of this same family.
 Major James Nicholson Frood married, on 15th July 1818, Sarah Stewart, youngest daughter of William Stewart of Wilmount, Ballydrain, Co. Down.  Sarah, wife of Major Frood, died in Dundalk on 17th March 1830, aged 39.
Irish marriage records show up a 2nd marriage in 1835 of James Nicholson Frood to Helena Hannyngton.

In Clontarf on 17th August 1850, Lucinda Sara Frood, 6th daughter of late Major James Nicholson Frood of Dundalk, to William Fenton, of Kiltegan, Wicklow, 5th son of Richard Fenton. The witnesses were William T. Frood, or perhaps William S. Frood, ie: William Samuel Frood, the bride's brother, who settled at Gorey and then at Castlebellingham, and William Courtenay. (Cork Examiner, 21st August 1850.)

A daughter of James Nicholson Frood was Harriette Louisa Frood, born 1842.

On 5th May 1841 in Ahareva, Isabella Eliza, the daughter of the late Major Frood of Dundalk, and widow of the late John Atkinson of Benburb, married Rev. Robert G. Atkinson of Mullabrack, son of George Atkinson of Millvale.
On 14th April 1837, in St. Nicholas Church, Dundalk, by Rev. Elias Thackeray, George Lennox Bigger of Longford Bank, third son of Lennox Bigger of Dundalk, married Charlotte, 2nd daughter of Major Frood, High Bailiff of Dundalk.

In Dublin on 25th July 1848, William Samuel Frood, son of James Nicholson Frood, married Sophia Mitchell, daughter of Blayney Mitchell.
The 'Freeman's Journal' of 22nd October 1887 described the will of John Bagot of Clontarf, former honorary secretary to the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, who had worked as a wine merchant in the firm of 'Bagots, Hutton and Co. 'of William Street.   His wife was named as Jane Forster Bagot, daughter of the late Rev. Blayney Mitchell.  Also named in the will were George Bigger of Rathmines and Charles Mitchell of Greenmount, Drumcondra who were left money to invest on behalf of John Bagot's widow.  Other members of the Mitchell family were mentioned -  Blayney Mitchell and his wife Matilda Mitchell of Greenmount, Drumcondra, Owen Mitchell of Hollymount, Drumcondra, Thomas Mitchell, Blayney Mitchell Junior, Annette Mitchell, Ellen Mitchell, Charles and Arthur Mitchell, all of Greenmount.  Small legacies were bequeathed to the following members of the Frood family - Mrs. Maria Frood and her daughter Lillie Frood, and Miss Harriet Frood of Rathmines.
Harriet Frood was the daughter of Major James Nicholson Frood;  she died in Marlborough Home, Rathmines, Dublin, on 9th May 1912 with probate to a married woman, Lucinda H. Drury.   In 1901, Harriette Louisa Frood appeared on the census alongside her niece, Lucy N. Fenton of Wicklow.

Throughout the 1830s, mention was made in the papers of Major James Nicholson Frood at Dundalk. His grandson married in New Zealand.  This was also James N. Frood, LRCSI, who married on 10th September 1878 in Waipukurau, New Zealand, Mary Catherine Isabella Campbell, the daughter of J.H. Campbell of Waiapu.  

But to return to Thomas Nicholson Frood (1835 - 1915) the son of  Major Thomas Ellis Frood and Elizabeth Frood of Fortview, Clontarf, North Co. Dublin.

The 'Freeman's Journal' of 11th January 1882 reported on a law case involving Thomas Nicholson Frood of 41 Marlborough Road, Donnybrook, a partner in the wine merchants 'Chambre and Frood' of Commercial Buildings.  The case involved charges brought against the brothers, Brooklyn and John C. Soady, who harrassed the Frood family and broke several of their windows, when they called demanding an apology from Thomas, claiming that his daughter had slandered them by commenting they had misbehaved somehow in public.  The night they had called to the Frood home in Marlborough Road, the door had been opened to them by a daughter, Annie;  there was also a nephew of Thomas Nicholson Frood staying in the house with them - the student Henry Richardson.  

A son of Thomas Nicholson Frood of Commercial Buildings and Henrietta Place, Dalkey, was Dr. Thomas M. Frood who, in April 1899, was elected President of the Transvaal Medical Association;  he had already been practising for several years in Johannesburg. ('Dublin Daily Nation', 18th April 1899.)
In November 1898, Miss Tiny Frood of Dalkey sued Surgeon-Captain Mawhinney for breach of contract when Mawhinney had been unable to secure a position in India. ('Weekly Freeman's Journal' 26th Nov 1898.)

The children of Thomas Nicholson Frood, wine merchant, and Jane Nickson Supple were born at 41 Bushfield Avenue, Donnybrook, Dublin:
a) Eveline Maude, born 1864, died 18 months later on  4th March 1866.
b) Caroline Frances Frood, born circa 1871, Dublin.
c) Gore William Frood, named after an uncle, born 1874.
d) Rosanna Hassard Frood, 1876.
e) Eveline Beatrice Frood, 1877. She would marry, on 16 May 1899, Kevin McNally MD, son of Lawrence McNally - the witnesses were her first cousin Eveline Beatrice Forster and Albert Andrew Hall, who would themselves marry in 1901.
f) James Arthur Supple Frood, 25 January 1881.
g) Helen Gillespie Frood, 1885 at 43 Marlborough Road.
h) Harriet Helena Frood, who married William de la Ware Hemsworth, a clerk in the Bank of Ireland, and son of William Garrett Hemsworth of 25 Kenilworth Rd.,  on 3 January 1887. The witnesses were J. M. Frood and M.G.L. Hemsworth.

Thomas Nicholson Frood and Jane Nickson Frood were living in Henrietta Terrace, Dalkey, in both 1901 and 1911.   Thomas died on 13 January 1915, with probate to his son-in-law, William de la Ware Hemsworth, and to Henry G. Owens.  His wife, Jane Nickson Frood, died on 19th Oct. 1922 aged 85.  They were buried in Mount Jerome.

Notes on the family of Dr. Kevin McNally who married  Eveline Beatrice Frood on 16 May 1899:

The first members of this family that I managed to source on were Kevin's grandparents,  Laurence McNally and Mary Dillon, who married in St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Dublin, on 22nd February 1808, the witnesses being John and Alice Dillon.   The name 'Dillon' would reverberate through the following generations, helping to identify them.
On 3rd June 1823, Laurence and Mary McNally witnessed the wedding of Francis Dillon and Anne Lawlor in St. Andrew's.

Laurence McNally (the father of Dr. Kevin McNally) was born to Laurence McNally and Mary Dillon  in 1819, and was baptised the same year in St. Andrew's.  The first child must have died since a second Laurence McNally was baptised in the same church by the same couple later in 1828.  Other children baptised by Laurence and Mary McNally in St. Andrew's were John in 1810, Catherine in 1814, Bartholomew in 1817, Jacob in 1820,  Agnetm (?)  in 1828, Francis in 1828 and Alice in 1828, the last three were born elsewhere and baptised later on the same day, I presume....

The son of Laurence McNally and Mary Dillon, Laurence McNally Junior,  married Mary Maguire in the Pro-Cathedral, Marloborough Street, on 25th April 1868.  Both were resident at the McNally family home, 77 Lower Gardiner Street, and the witnesses were William Purcell, Bernard Rispin and Anna Maguire. Mary was the daughter of Thomas and Catherine Maguire.

Laurence McNally and Mary Maguire settled at 11 Richmond Place where their children were born:

a) Mary Catherine McNally was born 31st May 1869;  the baptism occurred in St. Agathas;  the sponsors were Catherine McNally and Robert Spence.

b) Evelina Maude Patricia McNally was born 25th March 1873; sponsors were Cornelius Joseph Maguire and Mary Theresa Dunne.

c) Florence Emily McNally, born 10th May 1875;  baptism sponsor was Thomas McNally.

d) Christina Mary Adelaide McNally, born 10th May 1876;  sponsor was Stanislaus Maguire.

e) Kevin, born 15th May 1877, and was baptised as Frederick Charles Kevin Dillon McNally in St. Agatha's. The sponsors were Bernard Rispin and Catherine McNally.  He would later marry Eveline Beatrice Frood.

Another family related to the above McNallys was the family of Thomas McNally and Catherine Maguire.  When their daughter, Mary Augusta McNally was born on 7th January 1873, they were living at 77 Lower Gardiner Street, the home of Laurence McNally when he married Maria Maguire.  Thomas was most likely Laurence's brother therefore.   The children of Thomas and Catherine McNally were:

Kathleen  Mary Baptiste McNally, born 27th December 1869, sponsors were Laurence McNally, Emily Maguire and William Purcell.
 Mary Augusta McNally,  born on 7th January 1873, sponsors were Stanislaus Maguire, Mary McNally and William Purcell.
Eugenia Mary Clothide McNally, norn 25th March 1874.
Thomas Laurence Mario Dillon McNally, born 14th February 1875. (Later a dentist....)
Irene Annie Henrietta Maria McNally, born 12th April 1878.


  1. I am the great grandson of Thomas Henry born Cavan 1908. I find this fascinating. Can you tell me where in Dublin is St Thomas's Church? I have been trying to research my family history for some time.

  2. Hi there Karl - St. Thomas's Church was located in Marlborough Street until it was destroyed by fire during the Civil War in 1922. It was rebuilt in Cathal Brugha Street. I see from the internet that the Church Representative Body Library in Rathgar hold the register of St. Thomas's - perhaps give them a call and see if they have it in their library there, or perhaps the National Archives in Bishop Street have it on microfilm.