Browsing through the wills lodged in the Canterbury Court, which are available on both Ancestry and the UK National Archives site, I stumbled across the 1824 will of a John Williams of Kinsale, Co. Cork, and researched this individual and his family merely because my maternal great-great grandfather, Richard Williams of Eden Quay, Dublin, was known to be the son of a deceased John Williams. I believe my Richard to be related to the Williams family who established the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company in the 1820s, since he worked for the company and I've discovered no other family for him, but I researched the Cork family of John Williams of Kinsale in order to rule them out following the discovery of the 1824 will.
I also consulted the registers of the Kinsale Parish Church and the Kilbrogan Parish Church in the National Archives in Dublin which established the fact that my Dublin ancestor, Richard Williams of Eden Quay and Dundrum, was not the son of this Kinsale John Williams, nor did I find any plausible link between the two families. However, since the registers of both Kinsale and Kilbrogan, Bandon, aren't available online, I thought I'd do a post detailing what I unravelled about this Cork Williams family, in case other researchers out there might find the births/death/marriages useful.
This Cork-based Williams family settled in Bandon, Kinsale and Macroom, Co. Cork, and inter-relate intensively.
The will of John Williams (born circa 1775 - 7th December 1824), pawnbroker of Kinsale, was made 7th December 1824, the day of his death, and proved in London on 30th August 1827 by Richard Williams and Thomas Fuller, pawnbrokers of Bandon. In the will, John named his brother as Richard Williams (1779 - 1849) of Bandon, and brother-in-law as Thomas Fuller. His widow was Mary Williams, née Fuller, who carried on in business after his death in Kinsale and who had 8 minor children at the time of her husband's death. (The Williams intermarried countless times with the Fuller family of Bandon.)
John Williams was buried in Christchurch, Bandon, as was his daughter, 11-year-old Anne Williams who died on 19th October 1830. (This I discovered on the excellent 'Historic Graves' website.)
Pigots Directory of 1824 noted John Williams, pawnbroker of Kinsale. His wife Mary Williams was noted as a widowed pawnbroker of Kinsale in 1825 - her securities were Richard Williams and Thomas Fuller and Joseph Bennett, all pawnbrokers of Bandon. Also named in 1825 was George Williams, pawnbroker of Kinsale, whose securities were Richard Williams, Thomas Fuller and John Perrot, Kinsale pawnbrokers. (This George Williams, if he were the son of John Williams and Mary Fuller, would only be 15 in 1825, and wasn't really old enough to operate as a pawnbroker. Perhaps he was a son of Richard WIlliams of Bandon?)
Six of the eight children of John Williams and Mary Fuller, were baptised in Kinsale Parish Church, viewable in the National Archives, Bishop Street, Dublin:
27th January 1819 - Elliza Williams, daughter of John and Mary Williams.
Group baptism of the children of John and Mary Williams on 11th July 1819:
1) George Williams, aged nine years and nine months. Born circa 1810.
2) Sarah Williams, aged eight years and 3 months. Born circa 1811.
3) Ann Williams, aged 6 years and 4 months. Born circa 1813. She died on 10th October 1830 and was buried in Christchurch cemetery, Bandon.
4) Joseph Williams aged four years and four months. Born circa 1815.
5) Dora Williams, aged 7 years and 7 months. Born circa 1812.
6) Eliza Williams, aged six months. Born 1819. She had already been baptised at the beginning of 1819.
John Williams and Mary Fuller had two more daughters following the 1819 baptisms of the first six, Mary and Martha, whose baptisms I didn't come across in the register.
Mary Williams (1821 - 28th March 1868), the second youngest daughter of the late John Williams Esq., of Kinsale, married Joseph Fuller (5th January 1817 - 25th July 1867) of Castletreasure, Ballineen, Bandon, on 25th August 1846. Joseph Fuller is believed to be the son of William Fuller and Jane Clarke of Ballineen, Bandon. The couple settled in Ballineen.
A son of Mary Williams and Joseph Fuller was William Fuller who was received into the church in 1850 with sponsors named as George Bennett, John Williams and Jane Wiseman. A son, Joseph Fuller of Ballineen, died of measles on 5th October 1862; on 16th February 1859, a second son, George Fuller, also died. A daughter of Mary Williams and Joseph Fuller was Mary Jane Fuller who was baptised in Ballymoney Parish, Bandon, on 2nd December 1850 - her sponsors were named as Thomas, Martha and Dora Fuller, Martha being Martha Williams, also the daughter of pawnbroker John of Kinsale who had married Thomas Fuller and was the baby's aunt. A Dora Fuller was also named as a sponsor. A daughter of Joseph Fuller and Mary Williams was Martha Fuller, born 1857, who married the Louth-born bank manager, James Siggins Kennedy, and who was living in Bantry, Co. Cork in 1901.
Joseph Fuller, husband of Mary Williams, died at Castletreasure, Bandon, on 25th July 1867, with probate granted to gentlemen George Bennett of Hillhouse, Bandon, and George Fuller.
In Cork, Martha Williams , youngest daughter of the late John Williams of Kinsale, married, on 14th August 1849, Thomas Fuller, a solicitor of Bandon -given the extensive intermarrying between the Williams and Fuller families, the bride and groom were possibly cousins. Thomas Fuller, attorney of Bandon, died in 1890 in Myrtle Hill Terrace, Cork City, with probate to widow Martha and to the unmarried Elizabeth Fuller. Martha, still in Cork in 1901, had been born in 1825 in Kinsale, just before her father's death; her daughter, Elizabeth Fuller, had been born in Bandon in about 1863. A daughter of Thomas and Martha Fuller was born in 1856 in Bandon. A son was born in 1858. In Bandon on 31st July 1860, Thomas Fuller and Martha Williams had a son; a second son was born in Bandon on 18th April 1863.
Mary Williams, the widow of Kinsale pawnbroker John Williams, died in September 1866 at the residence of her son-in-law, solicitor Thomas Fuller of Bandon.
A George Williams, who was possibly the son of Kinsale pawnbroker John Williams and Mary Fuller and who had been baptised in Kinsale Parish Church in 1819, married Jane, who died on 2nd October 1886 in Kinsale, having spent time living in Cork City, and her will was proven by her daughter Annie Williams, the wife of Macroom hotel proprietor Samuel Erberry Williams.
The children of pawnbroker George and Jane Williams were baptised in Kinsale Parish Church....
11th November 1839 - John Henry Williams, son of George and Jane Williams - Scilly, Kinsale An earlier John Henry Williams had been born in 1820 to a John Williams, and might be an uncle of this child.
18th June 1843 - Jane Williams, daughter of George and Jane Williams.
3rd August 1844 - Mary WIlliams, daughter of George and Jane Williams.
10th January 1849 - Anna Eliza Williams, daughter of George and Jane Williams - Anne Eliza Williams married Samuel Erbery or Carberry Williams of Macroom, son of Richard Williams, in Kinsale in 1867.
Although I didn't find his baptism in the register, William Henry Williams, who was a Kinsale pawnbroker, was also the son of George Williams - he married Catherine/Kate Dawson, daughter of George Dawson, boatman of Scilly, Kinsale on 23rd October 1866.
Two of the children of George Williams of Kinsale, ie, Joseph and William Henry, married two of the children of George Dawson of Kinsale, ie, Ellen and Catherine Dawson.....
Joseph Williams, also the son of George Williams, married Ellen Dawson, daughter of George Dawson, in Rincurran, ie, Kinsale, on 21st March 1863. His wife, Ellen, was a widow by 1877. George Dawson, gentleman, died at Scilly, Kinsale, on 11th February 1873, with probate to George Dawson. The younger George Dawson died at Scilly, Kinsale, on 25th May 1877, and his will was proved by Mary Dawson, spinster, and the widowed Ellen Williams, née Dawson, who had been married to Joseph Williams, the son of George Williams of Kinsale.
When Joseph Williams of Scilly, Kinsale, died on 2nd November 1884, probate was granted to Mary, wife of merchant William Henry Williams (born circa 1844 in Kinsale) of Kinsale.
William Henry Williams of Kinsale, son of George and Jane Williams, had married Catherine/Kate Dawson, daughter of George Dawson of Kinsale, but, by the time of the 1901 census, he was married to a second wife, Mary, and was operating in Scilly, Kinsale as a timber merchant. The 1901 census shows up another son, a younger William Henry Williams who had been born in Kinsale in 1886.
The children of William Henry Williams and first wife, Catherine/Kate Dawson, were born in Kinsale....
Kathleen Williams was born 27th February 1870 in Kinsale to William Henry Williams and to Kate Dawson and was baptised in Kinsale Parish Church on 13th March 1870.
Dawson Williams was born 1865-ish in Kinsale.
Henry Dawson Williams of Kinsale was born on 15th March 1873. A fish agent of Kinsale, he married Annie of Tipperary in Roscrea in 1898, and had a daughter, Ruth Dawson Williams, in 1906.
Eleanor Marian/Mary was born on 21st July 1871 and bapatised in Kinsale on 23rd July and was living in Kinsale with her father and his second wife in 1901.
Georgina Mary was born in Kinsale in 1876 and was also at home in Kinsale in 1901.
William Henry Williams who had been born in Kinsale in 1886.
John Henry Williams:
John Henry Williams - was he an extra son of John Williams and Mary Fuller of Kinsale? His marriage details name him as the son of a John Williams, and he had been born in about 1820. (Note: there was also a John Williams in Bandon at this time, so John Henry Williams may well be a son of this second John Williams. Alternatively, he may not be related at all...)
John Henry Williams (1818 - 28th May 1879) was a maltster/merchant of Kinsale - on 11th June 1850, John Henry Williams, son of John Williams, married 20-yr-old Anne Eliza Fryer (1830 - 12th February 1876), the daughter of Kinsale spirit merchant Charles George Fryer. (Charles George Fryer, merchant, died in Kinsale on 13th July 1872, with probate to Henry Charles Fryer of Kinsale and William Francis Fryer MD of Bagenalstown, Carlow. Henry Charles Fryer died in Kinsale in 1892 and his will was proved by Charles George Fryer of Norfolk and by the unmarried Catherine Fryer of Rathmines, Dublin.)
John Henry Williams, merchant, died in Kinsale on 28th May 1879, with probate to his son, Robert Alfred Williams, who follows.
In 1901 in Kinsale was the brewers' agent, the Kinsale-born Church of Ireland Robert Alfred Williams (1856 - 1940) with a wife, Sophia Annie Williams of London. The later census had a niece with them, Stella Muriel Cardinaux Williams who had been born in Dublin in 1899. In 1901, Stella Muriel was at home in Grosvenor Square, Rathmines, with her widowed Swiss-born mother, Mathilde, and a Cork-born aunt, the unmarried Mary Williams who had been born in 1862. NB: Stella Muriel Cardinaux Williams had been born on 24th October 1898 at 87 Grosvenor Square to Alexander Henry Williams, bank official, and to Mathilde Louise Cardinaux. Alexander Henry Williams, bank official, died in Dublin on 27th November 1898.
23rd March 1851 (born 14th March 1851) - John Charles Williams, son of John Henry and Ann Eliza Williams. In 1881 in Leatherhead, Surrey, was Kinsale-born John Charles Williams, (born 1851), office clerk, married to Eva of Kennington, London, and two children, Eva and Charles. In 1911, John Charles Williams, civil servant, was boarding in Islington, a widowed. John Charles Williams of 53 St.John's Park, Islington, died 21st April 1913, with probate to his daughter Eva, the wife of Harry William Hook.
3rd July 1852 (born 8th June 1852) - Alexander Henry Williams, son of John Henry and Ann Eliza Williams. He married Swiss-born to Mathilde Louise Cardinaux, and had Stella Muriel Cardinaux Williams on 24th October 1898 at 87 Grosvenor Square, Dublin,
11th December 1856 - Henry Hardy Williams, son of John Henry and Ann Eliza Williams.
16th July 1862 - Eliza Alice Williams, daughter of John Henry and Anna Eliza Williams.
John Henry Williams died on 28th May 1879, aged 61, and was buried in St. Multose, Kinsale, along with his wife Anna Eliza Williams, who died aged 46 on 12th February 1876, and his son Robert Alfred Williams who died, aged 85, on 15th January 1940. Robert Alfred married a Sophia Anna who died aged 24 on 2nd October 1895.
Joseph Williams of Macroom, second son of the late pawnbroker, John Williams of Kinsale, married in Ahinagh near Macroom on 7th March 1850 Frances Fuller, the daughter of George Fuller of Macroom, and was living in Kinsale when his children were baptised in the Kinsale Parish Church.
13th October 1857 (born 11th October 1857) - Robert Williams, son of Joseph Williams and Frances Fuller.
16th March 1860 - Frances Mary, daughter of Joseph Williams and Frances Fuller. She died, aged 18, in 1878 and was buried in St. Multose Cemetery, Kinsale.
24th October 1861 - Ralph Fuller Williams, son of Joseph Williams and Frances Fuller. On Griffiths Valuation a Ralph Fuller was noted at North Main Street, Bandon. A Ralph Fuller was buried, aged 40, in Bandon on 5th January 1851. He had married Elizabeth Kingston of Bandon and had had Ann Fuller (1819 - 1869) who died in Ohio, and also Thomas Fuller (1811 - 1856) who died in Boston. Perhaps Frances Fuller, who married Joseph Williams in 1850, was also a daughter?
On 25th December 1856, Catherine Williams, daughter of Joseph Williams, was buried in Kinsale.
Frances, wife of Joseph Fuller, died on 20th April 1875 and was buried in St. Multose, Kinsale.
John Richard Williams (1815 - 1871) was a close relation of the Kinsale/Bandon Williams; he was possibly the son of Richard Williams, linen merchant of North Main Street, Bandon, since he witnessed the wedding of Richard's daughter, Susanna Williams, or, alternatively, he was the son of John Williams of North Main Street, Bandon, since he also witnessed the wedding of John's daughter, Elizabeth Williams.
John R. Williams, along with George and Joseph Williams, were three of the Kinsale inhabitants who, in 1845, signed a petition calling for the development of the Cork, Bandon and Kinsale Junction railway.
Slater's 1846 Directory noted him as John R. Williams, grocer, 7 Main Street, along with George Williams, pawnbroker and livery stable keeper of 70 Main Street, and Mary Williams, pawnbroker of 16 Guard Well. The same year a George and J. Williams contributed money to erect a memorial statue to the late Catholic priest Rev. Justin Foley m'Namara, so I presume these last two were Catholic Williams, rather than the Williams whose baptisms I noted in the Protestant Parish register.
John R. Williams was noted in Kinsale in 1852 on Griffiths Valuation, and his children were baptised there; his wife was named as Margaret:
Kinsale Parish Baptisms:
27th June 1841 - Richard Williams, son of John Richard Williams and his wife.
11th August 1841 - Edward, son of John Richard and Margaret Williams. (An Edward Williams was buried in Kinsale Parish on 25th December 1856.)
24th April 1844 - John Williams, son of John Richard Williams and Mary/Marg.
July 1848 - Diana Williams, daughter of John Richard and Margaret Williams.
31st August 1851 - Mary-Ann Williams, 3rd daughter of John Richard and Margaret Williams.
6th November 1858 - George William Williams, son of John Richard and Margaret Williams, he was later known by the name of William George Williams.
On 1st July 1851, when Thomas Kingston of North Main Street, Kilbrogan, Bandon, married Elizabeth Williams, the daughter of John Williams, Main Street shopkeeper, the witness here was John R. Williams.
John Richard Williams was later an auctioneer in Grand Parade, Cork, and died there in November 1871, with probate to son William George Williams of Summerhill, Cork, a commercial traveller who died in November 1873 leaving widow Louisa Williams. The wills of both John Richard Williams and his son, William George Williams, were proved by jeweller/watchmaker of Cork city, Peter Williams. Peter Williams (1835 - 1875), unmarried jeweller, died on 12th December 1875, with probate to his brother, Samuel Carberry/Erbery Williams, a grocer of Macroom who was later a hotelier of Macroom.
Samuel Erbery/Carberry Williams (1836 - 1897) was married to Annie Eliza Williams, the daughter of George Williams, pawnbroker of Kinsale. They had married in Kinsale on 20th November 1867. Samuel Erbery Williams and Peter Williams were both the children of Richard Williams, linen merchant of Bandon, as was the Susannah Jane Williams who follows...Samuel's middle name of Erbery or Erberry is sometimes spelled as Carberry, and may refer to Abraham Carbury who was a pawnbroker of Main Street, Bandon in 1824.
John Richard Williams was the witness at the wedding of Susanna Jane Williams when she married James Boyes Henderson of Tralee, civil engineer, son of James Henderson, manufactuer, on 2nd September 1858 in Kilbrogan Church, Bandon. The second witness was Bernard Alcock. Susannah Williams was noted as the 3rd daughter of Richard Williams, linen manufacturer of North Main Street, Bandon, although another reference to the wedding names her as the daughter of Richard Williams of Macroom.
James Boyes Henderson died 25th April 1887 in Tralee, leaving his widow Susanna Jane Henderson. They had six daughters (1901 census) - Diana, Emilie, and Helena C.I., Elizabeth, Carrie F. and Ena. Daughter Helena Caroline Townshend Henderson was born in Tralee on 5th August 1864; Emily Frances Walscourt Henderson was born on 18th March 1868; son Richard William George Henry Henderson was born on 7th November 1869, and married Mary McDermott, the daughter of John McDermott and Mary Quinn, on 13th June 1897 in Manhattan, New York. Diana Henderson married Maurice J. O'Callaghan of Kerry. A possible relation of James Boyes Henderson was the William Henderson, vet of Bandon, who died on 29th August 1908 with probate to Richard Christopher Williams JP and hotelier of Macroom and to Thomas Henderson. Richard Christopher Williams was the son of Samuel Erbery Williams who follows....
Samuel Erbery Williams and Annie Eliza Williams:
Samuel Erbery Williams, son of linen merchant Richard Williams of Bandon (as was the unmarried Peter Williams, jeweller/watchmaker and Susannah ), married Annie Eliza Williams, the daughter of pawnbroker George and Jane Williams of Kinsale in 1867.
The children of Samuel Erbery Williams and Annie Eliza Williams were...
Mary Ann WIlliams was born on 25th January 1870 to Samuel Erbery Williams and Annie Eliza Williams in Kinsale.
Jane Elizabeth Williams was born on 3rd December 1870 to Samuel Erbery Williams and Annie Eliza Williams in Macroom.
Richard Christopher/Dick Williams was born 10th July 1872 in Macroom to Samuel Erbery Williams and Annie Eliza Williams. He would later run Williams Hotel in Macroom; in the 1920s he lived at Coolcour House, Macroom. The 1921 Street Directory for Macroom shows R.C. Williams of Coolcower House, as a car owner, grocer, flour, meal dealer, insurance agent, tobacconist, JP, landowner and hotelier. He proved the wills of two farmers of Ballymacorcoran, Macroom, William Goggin who died in 1906 and an earlier Thomas Goggin who died in 1895.
William George Williams was born on 11th December 1873 in Macroom to Samuel Erbery Williams and Annie Eliza.
Georgina Mary Williams was born on 16th August 1876 to Samuel Erbery Williams and Annie Eliza Williams. (William Henry Williams and Mary WIlliams of Kinsale also baptised a daughter as Georgina Mary Williams in the same year in Kinsale.) A Georgina Mary Williams married John Henry Hamilton in Macroom in 1901.
Kinsale baptism: 8th March 1870 - Mary Ann, daughter of Samuel Erbery Williams of Macroom and of Anne Eliza Williams.
Joanna Mary Williams, born 1887.
Hannah Maria Williams born 1888.
Annie Elizabeth Williams born 1890.
Richard Christopher Williams, son of Samuel Erbery Williams and Annie Eliza Williams, married Emily Bayley Williams, the daughter of a relation, James Williams. Children were Samuel Erbery Williams born 1898 and James Valantine Williams born 1899.
James Williams was the son of John Williams of Bandon, and he married, on 29th September 1864 in Ballymodan, Bandon, Mary Anne Turpin, the daughter of George Turpin of Bandon. James Williams and Mary Anne Turpin settled in Inniscarra, Ballincolllig, where James worked in farming. Their children were:
John Williams, born Bandon on 29th June 1865.
Maria Elizabeth Williams, born 13th October 1866.
Sarah Williams born Inniscarra on 16th January 1868; in 1891 she married William Henderson, vet of Main Street, Bandon, who died on 29th August 1908 with probate to Richard Christopher Williams JP and hotelier of Macroom and to Thomas Henderson. (The children of William Henderson and Sarah Williams were Agnes Johnstone Henderson born 1893, Mary Adeline Henderson born 1895, John William Henderson born 1898, Emily Scott Henderson born 1899 and Ida Henderson born 1905.) William Henderson had been born in August 1863 to John Henderson and Agnes Johnstone of Inniscarra, Ballincollig.
A child was born in Bandon (unnamed) to James Williams and Mary Anne Turpin on 3rd March 1870.
Emily Bayley Williams born 11th April 1873, who married Richard Christopher Williams, Macroom hotelier.
Edmond Thomas Williams born at Inniscarra on 28th April 1874. He might have been named after an earlier Edmond Thomas Williams who had been born in 1840 and who operated as a shopkeeper of Grafton St., Cork. This earlier Edmond Thomas Williams died on 16th December 1899 and left a widow Anne Williams. The younger man in 1911 was unmarried and working as a postmaster.
James Williams born 7th August 1875.
Diana Williams born 18th February 1878.
A son of James Williams and Mary Anne Augusta Turpin was George Turpin Williams, a draper, who died in Auckland, New Zealand, on 18th March 1895.
(George Turpin, shopkeeper of Bandon, who married a daughter of Richard Williams of Macroom, died in Bandon on 27th June 1886 with probate granted to daughter Mary Anne Williams of Inniscarra and to unmarried daughter Georgina Maria Turpin of Bandon. Another daughter was the unmarried Margaret Ann Turpin of Bandon who died there on 27th October 1894. In the 1870s, George Turpin operated as a watch and clockmaker in Bandon.)
The Williams and the Fullers were among the original Protestant English settlers of the town of Bandon, ie: Thomas Williams and Edward Fuller. Both families intermarried extensively.
An early Richard Williams and Thomas Fuller were early Treasurers of Cork.
A Thomas Williams married Elizabeth Allshire on 20th October 1753 in Bandon, Cork.
Richard Williams of Bandon:
Richard Williams (1779 - 1829), brother of John Williams (died 1824) of Kinsale, married on 15th January 1799, Mary or Frances Evatt, the daughter of George Evatt of Kilmore and Phoebe Browne of Inchigeela. (A son of George Evatt and Phoebe Browne was John Hamilton Evatt who married Mary Baxter in London. )
Richard Williams of North Main Street, Bandon, died in 1849 and was buried, aged 70, in Bandon on 4th May 1849.
Linking to Richard Williams and Mary Evatt of Bandon was John Bennett Evett Williams (1830 - 1859) who died in Calcutta on 15th May 1859, Capt 99th Reg, and who was noted as the son of the late John Williams, Bandon, and he left a widow, Hester Williams of 23 Westbourne Square, Middlesex. In 1851, a John B. Williams of Bandon, an ensign in the army, was lodging in Chatham, Kent.
A daughter of Richard Williams and Frances Evatt was Susan Williams who married Mr. Moore of Bandon - their daughter was Myra Fuller, still living in 1913.
Samuel Erbery Williams and Peter Williams were both the children of Richard Williams, linen merchant of Bandon, as was Susannah Jane Henderson who was the third daughter of Richard Williams of both Macroom and Bandon...Samuel's middle name of Erbery or Erberry is sometimes spelled as Carberry, and may refer to Abraham Carbery/Carbury who was a pawnbroker of Bandon in 1824. Another close relative of Richard Williams of Bandon might be John Richard Williams of Kinsale who was closely related to Samuel Erbery Williams and Peter Williams. Was Richard Williams, linen merchant of North Main Street, Bandon, the same Richard Williams who operated earlier as pawnbroker in the town, or were they father and son?
A widowed Mary Williams died in Bandon on 26th September 1866 and her will was administered by Willliam Kingston, Bandon pawnbroker.
A John Francis Bennett Williams of Cork, aged 6 weeks, and was buried in Bandon on 24th February 1859.
Street Directories, Bandon:
In Pigot's 1824 Directory of Bandon, Richard Williams was a pawnbroker of North Main Street - this was the brother of John Williams, pawnbroker of Kinsale. A John Williams was a grocer of North Main Street; Paul Williams was a builder of North Main Street and a 2nd Paul Williams ran The Devonshire Arms also on North Main Street.
In 1845, two of the Bandon Williams signed a petition in favour of the development of the Bandon to Bantry railway - John B. Williams and Richard W. Williams.
In 1847, the directories note Richard Williams, Misses Ann and Rebecca Williams of North Main Street. John Williams was a salt manufacturer of North Main Street; there was also a Robert Williams, nail maker, of Shannon Street.
In Bandon in 1856 the Williams listed were Thomas, Ann and Rebecca of North Main Street. Diana Williams was a bookseller and milliner/dressmaker of North Main Street (and the name Diana was reused by later generations of this family); there were no Williams pawnbrokers in the town, but William Kingston was still operating as one.
The death occurred iin July 1859 of Bennett Brett Williams, Captain in the 99th Regiment of Foot, son of the late John Williams of Bandon.
The Thomas Williams of North Main Street, noted in 1856, must be the following...
Thomas Beamish Williams of Bandon and Anne Keays, daughter of James Keays of Springview, married in Glanmire, Cork. in 1844.
Earlier in 1820, Thomas Beamish Williams of Bandon married Mary Field, the second daughter of William Field of Cork. Were there two Thomas Beamish Williams, or just the one?
Kilbrogan, Bandon, Church of Ireland Baptisms:
18th September 1843 (born 10th September 1843) - Anne Symns Williams, daughter of Thomas Beamish Williams and Anne Williams of North Main Street, Bandon shopkeeper.
28th January 1847 - Mary Field Williams, daughter of Thomas Beamish and Anne Williams.
10th April 1848 - John Williams, son of Thomas Beamish and Anne WIlliams.
25th April 1852 - Richard Williams, son of Thomas Beamish and Anne Williams.
Thomas Beamish Williams of Bandon died at some stage between 1852 and 1858 - on 11th November 1858 his widow, Anne Williams, daughter of James Keays, married in St. Peters, Cork, Geoffrey James Olden, son of Roger Olden.
Kilbrogan, Bandon Burials:
19th June 1847 - Mary Field Williams of North Main Street.
4th May 1849 - Richard Williams, aged 70, of North Main Street. (Born c.1779)
24th February 1859 - John Francis Bennett Williams of Cork, aged 6 weeks.
10th March 1859 - Eliza Williams, widow of North Main Street, aged 60.
Williams of Macroom:
John Williams of Macroom:
In 1826, John Williams Junior, son of John Williams of Macroom, married Mary Bowen White, second daughter of apothecary Nicholas White of Macroom. (In 1886, there was a doctor Nicholas Warburton White, in Macroom.) In March 1865 in Crookstown, Co. Cork, Nicholas Williams MD, second son of John Williams, Macroom hotel-keeper, died of typhus. Earlier, in December 1864, Henry Williams, youngest son of John Williams of Macroom, died of gastric fever at the residence of his brother who was named as Dr. Williams of 16 Charlotte Quay, Cork.
Also, John Williams MD of Macroom died 25th January 1873 - probate to Mary and John Williams, married, both of Macroom.
A John Williams of Macroom died 15th April 1876 - executor was Rev. William Williams of Cockermouth, UK.
Henry Constantine Gilholy, son of Henry Gilholy of Cashel, married Diana Sarah Turpin in 1859 in Ballymodan, Bandon - Sarah Diana Turpin was the second daughter of George Turpin of Bandon, and was noted as the granddaughter of Richard Williams of Macroom. A daughter of Richard Williams of Macroom had therefore married George Turpin of Bandon.
The following children were born to a Richard and Mary Williams of Macroom:
Diana Williams, born 3rd September 1815 to Richard and Mary Williams of Macroom - a Diana Williams worked in Bandon in 1856.
Thomas Williams, born 17th May 1818 to Richard and Mary Williams of Macroom. Was this Thomas Beamish Williams of North Main Street, Bandon, noted there in the 1840s?
Mary Williams, born 7th May 1820 to Richard and Mary Williams of Macroom.
Richard Williams, born 21st April 1822 to Richard and Mary Williams of Macroom.
Peter Williams born 29th August 1824 to Richard and Mary Williams of Macroom.
Luranna (probably an error in transcription, more likely Susanna) Williams, born 15th May 1825 to Richard and Mary Williams of Macroom. If this is Susanna Williams, then she married James Boyes Henderson in Bandon in 1858. There are two separate marriage records for Susanna Williams and James Boyes Henderson, one giving Susannah's father's residence as Macroom, and the other as Bandon.
William Williams, born 3rd May 1831 to Richard and Mary Williams of Macroom.
Another Peter Williams born 7th August 1833 to Richard and Mary (Ann) Williams of Macroom - this could be the Peter Williams, watchmaker of Cork who was born circa 1835 and who died in 1875.
I found no birth record for a Samuel Erberry/Carberry Williams, son of RIchard Williams of Bandon.
In November 1865 at Macroom at her son's residence, aged 72, Mary Anne, widow of late Richard Williams, died.
Street Directories, Macroom:
Pigot's 1824 Directory noted John Williams of the Kings Arms Hotel, and a shoemaker Peter Williams. The 1827 Tithe Applotment Books note these two men both living in the townland of Sleaveen West, Macroom. In 1846, Peter Williams was working as the postmaster in The Square. Another Peter was noted under 'Nobility Clergy Gentry' with an address in The Grove. There was also John Williams of The Queens Arms, The Square, and another John Williams who worked as a shoemaker/saddler in The Square. Finally, also in 1846, was the publican Mary Williams of The Square.
Later members of the Williams family entered the hotel trade in Macroom, namely Samuel Erbery Williams and his son, Richard Christopher Williams. Samuel Erbery Williams was the son of Bandon linen merchant Richard Williams, who may well have been associated with Macroom as well.
Other Records of Interest here:
From Kinsale Parish Register - 10th March 1869 - daughter of John Williams of Inniscann, Co.Cork, (should this be Innishcarra near Ballincollig, I wonder?) and his wife, Mary, daughter of Minchin Esq., of Kinsale.
Other Baptisms, Kinsale Church of Ireland:
9th May 1802 - Mary-Anne Williams, daughter of John and Jane.
26th June 1803 - John Williams, son of John Williams. (No wife named.) A John Williams, son of John Williams was buried in Kinsale on 12th July 1836.
20th October 1805 - Mary Williams, daughter of John and Jane Williams.
25th February 1810 - Ellen Williams, daughter of John and Jane Williams.
25th April 1817 - Jane Williams, daughter of John (magister?) and Jane (dec'd?)Williams.
26th July 1818 - Catherine, daughter of John and Jane Williams.
Elizabeth Williams, baptised in 1820, by John Williams of the Alms House and Jane his wife. It's unclear who this particular John Williams of the Kinsale Alms House was.
12th March 1798 - George Williams son of George and Mary (Creagh?) Williams.
21st August 1791 - Hannah Williams, daughter of soldier James Williams of the 46th Regiment and of Catherine Williams.
Kinsale Marriage - 28th September 1853 - Richard Williams to Mary Jane (Demilton?).
9th April 1807 - John Williams, son of John Williams.
6th December 1810 - Hannah Williams.
27th April 1809 - Sarah Williams, widow.
11th August 1826 - Thomas Williams, son of John Williams.
24th September 1827 - Elizabeth Williams, daughter of Thomas Williams.
12th July 1836 - John Williams, son of George Williams.
25th December 1856 - Edward Williams.
The 1901 census shows a John Williams, who was a Methodist pawnbroker's assistant in Kinsale, who died on 21st October 1910 (born 1829). Probate was granted to another pawnbroker, James Gaugh of Kinsale.
In 1901, William Francis Williams was a Kinsale Bank manager (born circa 1855); his wife was Sarah Danckert, sister of Charlotte Danckert.