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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.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

William A. Stewart, 1820 - 3rd October 1881, and Margaret Burke

William A. Stewart  (1820 - 3rd December 1881)  and Margaret Burke:

William A. Stewart was born in 1826 to  Joseph and Ann Stewart of Crossnacreevy, Comber, Co. Down.  His known brothers were our great-great grandfather, Joseph Stewart of Dublin, John Stewart of Crossnacreevy and Robert Stewart.  He also had two known sisters, Mary Stewart and Lucinda Stewart.

One of the most prominent farming families in this Moneyreagh area were the Huddlestons.  In 1844 Robert Huddleston, a poet, published a volume of his works, 'A Collection of Poems and Songs on Rural Subjects.' Included at the end of the collection was a list of subscribers, and these include Joseph Stewart of Gransha and William A. Stewart of Crossnacreevy;  William was only 18 when he subscribed to his neighbour's book.

William A. Stewart married Margaret Burke in Downpatrick Registry Office on 27th December 1851. William, the son of the farmer, Joseph Stewart of Crossnacreevy, was a hosteler living at 29 Prince's Street, Belfast, while Margaret was the daughter of a labourer, John Burke, with an address at the time of her marriage in Downpatrick.  The witnesses were William Lascelles and Agnes Crothers.

It seems that the family of Margaret Burke had their origins in Leveroge, Drumbo, Co. Down,  south of Lisburn,  since a known cousin was Hugh Geddes Burke who originated there.

William Stewart can be traced through the Belfast street directories.  In 1851, at the time of his marriage to Margaret Burke, he was at 29 Prince's Street, as he was in 1865, and ran an eating-house and stabling yard there.  In 1863, the street directories note him at 18 Marlborough Street, which actually runs into Prince's Street.
Prince's Street and Marlborough Street intersect Ann Street, where, on 9th February 1868, William's younger brother, Joseph Stewart - our great-great grandfather - was living at 88 Ann Street when his wife, Elizabeth Madine gave birth to a second stillborn child who they named Joseph.  88 Ann Street is on the corner of Prince's Street where William A. Stewart had his eating house and stabling yard.

In 1875, when William's daughter,Jane Stewart, married James M. Orr, she was living at 50 New Lodge Road, which is where William A. Stewart and his family were living in 1881, the year of William's death.

William A. Stewart gave up his stabling yard in about 1868, according to evidence given to his 1881 inquest by his daughter Margaret Stewart and was subsequently unemployed - perhaps the William Stewart who ran a pub at 92 Ann Street in the 1870s was a different man altogether?

(Note: Throughout the 1870s, another William Stewart ran a pub at 92 Ann Street.  This was not our ancestor but, instead, was William Stitt Stewart, who not only held a licenced premises at 92 Ann Street, but also at 19 Ann Street.  In the 1884 street directory, a publican named Ellen Stewart was listed at 92 Ann Street - this was Ellen, the widow of William Stitt Stewart who had died in 1882, and the licence had passed to his wife, who died in February 1887.)

The Children of William A. Stewart and Margaret Burke:

It is known from the records that the couple had four daughters.
The children of William and Margaret were born prior to official registration, but Jane Stewart was born circa 1855 in Belfast, and her sister, Margaret was born circa 1859.  There was also  a sister, Agnes Stewart,  who witnessed Jane's wedding to James M. Orr and who was named in newspaper reports of 1881 when her father committed suicide at home.
Jane Stewart was working as a machinist prior to her 1875 marriage to James Orr.   Margaret was working locally in York Street Mill in 1881, while daughter Agnes, in 1881, was working for the Belfast linen company, Betzolds of Fountain Street.
There was also a fourth, unnamed, daughter who was living at home in 50 New Lodge Road in 1881 when her father killed himself.  A later report of court proceedings in the Belfast Morning News of 15th February 1882, in which the widowed Margaret Stewart, née Burke, struggled to get a life insurance payment of £6 10s. from the City of Glasgow Friendly Society, mentioned incorrectly that William A. Stewart's widow was named Agnes, and that a daughter was named Sarah Stewart.  Although the newspaper report in this instant got several facts wrong, perhaps the fourth daughter really was named Sarah Stewart?

On 26th October 1871 in York Street Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church in Belfast city centre, William A. Stewart's brother, John Stewart of Crossnacreevy, married his second wife, Elizabeth McGowan.  Elizabeth was the daughter of John McGowan, a labourer of Ballystockart, Comber, Co. Down.  William A. Stewart was one of the witnesses at the wedding.   The brothers' sister, Mary Stewart, had earlier married Hugh Morrow in the same York Street church  on 13th Sept. 1865.   (Another brother was Robert Stewart who married  Jane Madine  in Killinchy Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church  on July 9th 1860.  Both bride and groom were living in the Madine's hometown of Killyleagh at the time of the marriage and Robert Stewart gave his profession as a mechanic.  Jane was the youngest sister of Elizabeth Madine who was married to another of the Stewart brothers, Joseph Stewart from whom we directly descend.)
I've often wondered why the siblings married in central Belfast rather than make the short trip home to Crossnacreevy, Moneyreagh,  and marry there - it turns out that a local Moneyreagh native, Rev. John Jelllie, had been the Unitarian minister at home until 30th December 1861, when he had accepted a new post at York Street Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Street in central Belfast, so it seems that both John and Mary Stewart chose to be married by their old minister in his new premises.  Our own direct ancestor, Joseph Stewart, another of these Stewart siblings, chose to marry in the Church of Ireland faith, probably because this was his wife's preferred church.

William A. Stewart died under tragic circumstances on 3rd December 1881 at 50 New Lodge Road;  the newspapers recorded that he died from a head wound inflicted with a hammer.  An inquest concluded that he'd committed suicide by fracturing his skull while in a state of unsound mind.

From 'The Belfast Telegraph' of Dec.5th 1881:  'An inquest was held on Saturday on the body of Wm. Stewart, who was found dead with his head broken, in the yard of his house in New Lodge Road that morning.  Evidence was given that, for the past two months, the deceased talked foolishly.  The Coroner described the case as a most extraordinary one.  The jury returned a verdict of suicide, while in an unsound state of mind.'

Belfast Newsletter, 5th December 1881:

The Inquest.  
On  Saturday morning, the body of a man, William Stewart, aged 55, residing at 50, New Lordge Road, was discovered in the yard.  The breast was resting on the ledge of the ashpit, whic h is almost four feet in height.  The head was hanging over in the ashes,  the hands were outstretched in front, and a small hatchet was lying between the hands in the ashes.   The scalp was removed for nearly five inches,  and in the centre of the wound there was a hole in the skull.   Dr. Dill, coroner for the borough, and a jury,  held an inquest on the body, at half-past five o'clock, in Mr. Crawford's public-house, New Lodge Road.  Sub-Inspector Singleton was present.  Head-Constable Howe had charge of the case.
Margaret Stewart, daughter of the deceased, was the first witness examined.  She deposed that her father had kept a yard for stabling, but had given it up about thirteen years, and was not able to get another.  He had since only been able to do household work for the family.  He had been in good health until within the last two months.  Since then he took something on the back of his neck like a carbuncle,  but it was nearly well.  Witness last saw him alive that morning at her bedside. He came to waken her.  That was about twenty minutes past six.  He was in the habit of wakening her to let her out for her work in York Street mill.  She dressed and came downstairs,  and found the deceased sitting on his own beside the fire. He was sitting with his hands closed, and witness desired him to go to bed.    He had then his trousers and his shirt on him.  He did not reply, and witness afterwards went out, her mother telling her that she would make him get in.   She was afterwards sent for,  and heard that he was dead.  It was about twenty-five minutes past six when she left the house, and the  message came before breakfast time.    She came home and found him lying dead on the kitchen floor, with blood about his head.  Some time before he took the carbuncle - two or three months - he sometimes talked foolishly,  and appeared a little weak in the mind.  She did not know what made his mind weak.  She had heard him say that he was in the way instead of working, and she believed he felt that he was a burden to his family.  He and his family always agreed perfectly.  There were in the house, besides the deceased, three daughters and their mother.   When she left the house to go to work,  her two sisters and their mother were in the house in bed in separate rooms.   Her mother was lying in the bed which her father had been sitting on.  
To Head-Constable Howe - A man, his wife, and a baby, named Hyndman, had the front room of the house to themselves. They were also in the house when she left it. 
A Juror - Had your father the full use of his legs and arms?  No, he was lame of one knee, and had been lame for as long as I remember.    Could he go about without crutches?  He generally carried a stick,  but could go a short distance without a stick.  When he was going out, however,  he generally took a stick.  Was it true that he was going to the workhouse yesterday or today?  He was not going to the workhouse;  Mother was going to get him into the Royal Hospital;  but I don't think he knew that himself. 
Dr. Charles Wadworth deposed that Wm. Stewart, the deceased,  had been occasionally attended by him for about six weeks.  He had first been called to see him about a carbuncle on the back of his neck.  Witness looked upon him as a debilitated, weak old man.  He also appeared rather simple in mind.  Witness was called on that morning, and was at the house about nine o'clock.  The deceased was then lying dead in the kitchen. Witness discovered a very extensive scalp wound on the top and centre or crown of  the head, extending from the forehead backwards.  The wound was about five inches in length.  The scalp wound went down to the bone, exposing it.  About the centre of the wound there was a fracture of the skull, extending into the brain.   The brain was injured underneath. The edges of the wound were ragged;  it was not a clean cut. The brain was to be seen,  and a small portion had protruded.  The wound was nearly an inch deep into the brain, and must have been produced by some sharp and moderately-heavy instrument,  but it was not done with one stroke.  That was the only wound he saw.  The deceased died from the effects of that injury.  The injury must have been an ante-mortem one. 
The Coroner -  Was that  a self-inflicted wound?  Oh, yes: I believe it is possible.
Was it not rather in a peculiar position for a self-inflicted wound?  It was most peculiar. 
It was in a position you never saw before?  I never saw the same before. I can understand how much easier it would have been for another person to have inflicted the wound than for any person to have inflicted it on themselves.  There would be no difficulty about the hatchet produced inflicting the wound. 
Is that weapon the most likely to have been used?  It is the only weapon that I have been shown.
In his own hand was it possible to be  done?   Oh, I think so, with the force that could have been used. To produce the injury as I saw it,  it must have taken more than one blow. The reason I say that is, that the skin wound is twice as long as the edge of the hatchet, and that the edges of the wound are ragged. 
And then, doctor, do you think that he would have been able to do more than one stroke?   Well, at first, knowing that he was an old man, I was rather astonished that he could have been able to inflict the wounds. 
A Juror - Could he have inflicted a second wound on himself?   He could if the first blow had only caused a scalp wound,  and had not produced concussion of the brain;  but if the first blow had fractured the skull it would have been impossible for him to give himself a second blow.  Although he was feeble of limb, he had great power of arm;  but it must have required a great determination for one to inflict the wound on himself. 
The Coroner - It certainly required great bravery. 
A Juror  - Didn't  it surprise you when you heard that he had done it on himself?   Well, I must say it did. 
To the Coroner - I heard that he was accustomed to work a mangle, and that probably kept his arms active and strong. 
The Coroner - Did you see anything peculiar in the temper or disposition of the family  towards him?   They were all crying.
Were those tears crocodile?  Well, Doctor, I can't say that. 
Well, you can form an opinion?   I may say that during the time  I have visited him, the family appeared attentive, and gave me no reason to think that there was anything wrong. 
You didn't see anything that led you to believe they were tired of him?  No, they were exceedingly attentive to him,  and seemed to want to ge the carbuncle cured. 
A Juror - Do you know he was a member of any burial society?  Well, I heard incidentally that he was, but that he would only get £5 or £6. 
The Coroner - That would only bury him.  You have no grounds to suspect that the wound was inflicted by any person other than himself?   Well, I don't think so.  I find that the hatchet fits the wound in the skull.
To A Juror - If he had been struck from behind, the shape of the wound would have been reversed.  The blow was inflicted from before.  It appears to me  most astonishing that he could have done it. 
The Coroner - Still you don't retract from your statement that it must have been inflicted by himself?  I did not state that he must have done so.  I said it was possible for him to have done it himself. 
Well, you say it was likely to have been done by himself?
Witness - All I can say in reference to it is that it is most astonishing to me how he had strength to persist in doing it if he did do it. 
Agnes Stewart, daughter of the deceased, deposed that she got up to go to work at eight o'clock that morning to go to her work in Betzold's in Fountain Street.  When she came downstairs, she saw the coalhole door and the yard door open.  She then went into the yard, and there she discovered her father lying with his head over the breast of the ashpit.  She went up to him and raised his head, and saw that he was dead.  Blood was on the flags of the yard.  She then ran into the house and awakened her mother,  who was in bed sleeping.  She then ran and told Hyndman, the lodger.  When she came back her mother had got the length of the yard door,  and her mother and Hyndman then carried her father in and put him on the kitchen floor. 
To Mr. Singleton - The body was warm then.  
To The Coroner - When they were carrying him in witness saw the wound on his head. She afterwards saw the hatchet lying in the ashpit, where they raised him.
To Mr. Singleton - The hatchet is usually kept in the coalhole. 
To the Coroner - She never heard of any dispute in the house between the members of the family or the lodgers. 
To Mr. Singleton - The head was lying with the wounded part down at the ashes. He was still on his feet and the hands were outstretched in front.  They had him insured in a burial society for nearly nine years.  She though 1d a week was what was paid.  They were to get £6 10s, she thought, but she had since been told that owing to the way in which he died they would not get anything. They thought his foolish talk came from the pain he was suffering from the carbuncle. 
To the Coroner - She asked Mr. Dunlop to send for the police. 
To Mr. Singleton - The lodgers were asleep.  The deceased constantly boasted of his strength of arms.
Constable Drought deposed that Dr. Dunlop was driving along North Queen Street , and told him that a man had been found dead in the New Lodge Road. Witness went to the place, and on entering found three women and a man.  They were all bewailing what had happened.  He saw the dead man in the kitchen.  He examined the ashpit, and found a pool of blood on the edge. There was more blood in the ashpit.  The hatchet (produced) he found on the ashes in the ashpit.  It was covered with blood.  He examined the yard, but found no marks of a struggle. 
To Mr. Singleton - He examined the inmates of the house,  but found no blood about them. They all had white aprons on. 
Mrs. Stewart deposed that sometimes her husband would have gone about wringing his hands.  Sometimes he would sit for a while before the fire and get up saying "What's this?".
The Coroner, in summing , said the case was one of the most extraordinary he had known, yet they had only evidence to suppose that suicide had been committed.
The jury returned a verdict that the deceased had committed suicide by striking himself on the head with a hatchet while in an unsound state of mind.'

Margaret Stewart was present at 50 New Lodge Road in 1875 when her daughter, Jane Orr, gave birth to Thomas Edwin Orr.
A Margaret Stewart - most likely the wife of William A. Stewart who was noted as a nurse when she died in Belfast in 1888 - was present when William A. Stewart's brother, Robert McKitterick Stewart, died on 18th November 1880 in Killyleagh.

Following her husband's death,  Margaret Stewart, née Burke, moved from 50 New Lodge Road and was noted at Limestone Street (or Road) in October 1884.

The widowed Margaret Burke (1839 - 1888) died aged 49 on 4th May 1888 at 42 Limestone Road;  she was noted as a nurse, and her daughter, Agnes Stewart, was present when she died.

 Her two daughters, Jane Orr and Margaret Stewart, emigrated to Philadelphia shortly after this, along with Jane's husband, James M. Orr.    They kept in contact with their cousins, the four daughters of Joseph Stewart and Elizabeth Madine, who had settled in Dublin in the 1880's.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Notes on the Family of Frances Grattan of Drummin, Kildare

This post expands on my earlier post about the Grattan family of Drummin, Kildare.  Rev. William Willis, the son of our ancestor, Thomas Willis of Portarlington, married Frances Willis, the daughter of Richard Grattan and Elizabeth Biddulph of Drummin, Co. Kildare.   I will add to it as I discover more....

In 1788, Richard Grattan the Elder married Elizabeth Biddulph, the eldest daughter of Francis Biddulph of Vicarstown, Queen's County, and of Eliza Harrison.

( The Biddulphs ....
In 1694, Nicholas Biddulph leased Rathrobin from Lord Shelbourne.

Nicholas was the third son of Francis Byddolph of Kilpatrick, Wexford who died in 1673, and of an Alice. His older brothers were Thomas of Wexford and Richard of Kilpatrick.

Nicholas Biddulph,who died on 5 March 1702, married Charity and had four children - John, Alice, Jane and Francis.

The eldest son of Nicholas and Charity, John Biddulph, lived in Stradbally, Co. Laois, and died around 1740, having had five children, Richard, John, Alice, Francis and Nicholas.

Francis Biddulph (born 1727 - 1806) lived at Vicarstown and married Eliza Harrison. They had eight children, one of whom was Elizabeth Biddulph who married Richard Grattan of Drummin. They also had  Patience Biddulph who married Henry T. Warner, and Francis Harrison Biddulph who married Mary Marsh. Also Mary Anne Biddulph who married William Scott and Frances Margaret Sarah Biddulph.

Francis Harrison Biddulph, the brother of Elizabeth Biddulph who married Richard Grattan the Elder of Drummin House, (1774 – 1827) lived at Vicarstown - He married Mary Marsh and had 14 children, one of whom was Francis Marsh Biddulph (1802 – 1868)who lived at Rathrobin and who married Lucy Bickerstaffe. Their son was Middleton Westen Biddulph (1849 – 1926) who lived at Rathrobin and who married Vera Flower.)

The Children of Richard Grattan, JP, Drummin House, and Elizabeth Biddulph:

NB: This is a genealogical work-in-progress, and will be added to and corrected as necessary.

1)  A son, born circa 1788 or 1789, died young;  this son was alluded to by Richard Grattan MD of Drummin House, who follows.

2) Richard Grattan MD, of Drummin House, born 23rd January 1790.  See above link...

3)  John Grattan, apothecary of Cornmarket, Belfast, born circa 1801 in the Dublin region, registered with the Dublin Hall of Apothecaries in 1823, and died 24th April 1871 in Belfast.   He married Harriet Shaw or Shawe, who was most likely a member of the Shawe family of Coolair, Kildare, who intermarried with the Edenderry/Kildare Grattans.

When John Grattan died in April 1871, 'Saunders Newsletter' of 27th April 1871, noted that he was the son of the late Richard Grattan of Drummin House, Co. Kildare.

'John Grattan was a native of Dublin, where he was born in 1800. After receiving a sound education there, he came to Belfast in 1825, where he commenced to practise as a druggist.  At this time his knowledge of practical chemistry led him to introduce the now worldwide known aerated waters, which for many years were exclusively manufactured by the firm of Grattan & Co.  His son-in-law (Mr. R.W. Pring) assisted him to perfect his invention.  He married Miss Harriet Shaw, and had a family of three daughters.  His tastes were scientific, and he contributed  various papers to the Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society, of which he was an office-bearer for many years.  His researches on human crania, found in the vicinity of ancient Irish round towers, were of special interest, and a craniometer, invented by himself and figured in the Ulster Journal of Archaeology, attracted much attention from anthropologists. He also devoted attention to phrenology, and formed a large collection of casts.  His death took place at his residence, Coolgreany, Fitzwilliam Park, in 1871.'
(Published in 'The Belfast Literary Society' of 1902.)

Both John Grattan of Belfast and Richard Grattan of Drummin mention an unmarried sister named Ellen Grattan.
John Grattan might be the Mr. John Grattan who was present at the 1847 Kildare Lent Assizes which investigated the poisoning by arsenic of Richard Grattan's son, Richard, and who handled poisoned tissue being sent for analysis.  
Both John Grattan of Belfast and Frances Grattan had links to the same Willis family - Frances Grattan was married to Rev. William Willis, white John Grattan named the nephew of William Willis - Rev. John Thomas Willis - as an executor of his will.

The daughters of John Grattan of Belfast were Eliza Pring (1826 - 1888), Ann Jane Grattan (1827 - 1898) and Mary Shawe Grattan (1835 - 1893).

His 1871 will named his unmarried daughters, Anne Jane Grattan and Mary Shawe Grattan.  His  executors were to be his 'friend', Rev. John Thomas Willis, of Forest Hill, his daughter, Anne Jane, and a James White, flour miller of Muckamore.   His son-in-law was Richard Ward Pring who was in business with him as 'Grattan & Co', and who was married to  Eliza Grattan - Eliza's children were also mentioned, but not named.

Note: When John Grattan's sister, Frances Willis died in Dublin on 27th May 1866, John Grattan's son-in-law, Richard Pring, proved her will, as did her nephew, Rev. John Willis of Bepton, Rectory. She was buried in Mount Jerome, Dublin and the register of burials was signed by John Grattan.

John Grattan's sister was named as Ellen Grattan.   A niece was Mistress Anne Jane Lester, and a cousin was Miss Mary Anne Scott.   A John Grattan, with letters J.Y.J.L.J. following his name, was also frequently mentioned.  The codicil mentioned a newly-built house in Fortwilliam Park.

John Grattan's daughter, Eliza Grattan, married Richard Ward Pring, the son of Elijah Pring of Dublin, in Belfast on 13th October 1852.

The will of John Grattan's daughter, Mary Shawe Grattan, of Coolgreaney, Fortwilliam Park, Belfast who had been born in 1835 and who died on 1st December 1893.  One of her executors was named as Charlotte de Castro Willis of Coolgreaney, Fortwilliam Park.  Charlotte de Castro Willis was one of the primary beneficiaries. Charlotte de Castro Willis was the daughter of Rev. John Thomas Willis, who was the son of Thomas Gilbert Willis and Deborah Charlotte Newcombe.
The will of John Grattan's other daughter, Anne Jane Grattan of Coolgreaney, Fortwilliam Park, who died 24th November 1898:   Once again Charlotte de Castro Willis was executrix and beneficiary.  Also named was a cousin, Elizabeth McCaw of Lurgan;    also named was Anna Grattan, the wife of Nicholas Grattan of Cork, who was the brother of John Grattan, apothecary.

Notes on John Grattan's niece, Mistress Anne Jane Lester, who was mentioned in his 1871 will, and also relation Elizabeth McCaw of Lurgan who was named as a cousin in Anne Jane Grattan's 1898 will:
On 5th May 1869 in Trinity Church in Belfast, Elizabeth, the second daughter of the late Jacob Lester of Palnagh, Armagh married linen merchant Robert M'Caw/McCaw of Taghnevan, Lurgan.  Assisting at the wedding was the bride's cousin Rev. Edward Augustus Lester MA.  The children of linen merchant William McCaw and Elizabeth (or Mary Elizabeth) Lester were George Tyrrell Lester born in Lurgan on 29th March 1870, Isabella McCaw on 19th August 1871, Emily Harriet McCaw on 2nd November 1874, and Robert Johnston McCaw.
Robert McCaw's brother was Johnston McCaw who was in the linen business with him, and who married Isabella Carlisle, daughter of William Carlisle of Laurel Lodge, in February 1843. Isabella McCaw, wife of Johnston McCaw, died in Tagnevan, near Lurgan, on 25th April 1860.  A daughter was Isabel McCaw who married Alexander Bell of Moira on 26th February 1875.

Jacob Lester attended Trinity, Dublin - the alumni records noted that he entered the college, aged 24, on 14th October 1842, and that he was the son of the Co. Armagh farmer, William Lester.  He graduated in 1847.   A Jacob Lester died in the city of Armagh on 25th June 1849.

Jacob Lester A.B. was noted in 1849 at Vicar's Hill, Palnagh, Armagh.  His brother was George Henry Lester, married to Margaret Shields, whose son was the Rev. Edward Augustus Lester who had officiated at the wedding of Elizabeth Lester and Robert McCaw in 1869.  Rev. Edward Augustus Lester, of Rathmines, then of Devon, married twice, first in 1864 to Cecilia Jane Browne, daughter of the late Albert William Browne M.D. of Dublin, and secondly in 1868 to Mary Frideswide Standish.    A daughter of George Henry Lester and Margaret Shields was Sarah Emily Lester who married on 10th June 1875 in Killilea Church, Armagh, to James Willis, son of the late John Willis of Grange, Armagh - the groom's brother, Rev. John Willis, officiated at the wedding.  I don't believe this Willis Family of Armagh was in any way related to the Willis family of Portarlington, one of whom - Rev. William Willis - married Frances Grattan, the daughter of Richard Grattan JP and of Elizabeth Biddulph.  The 'Belfast Newsletter' of 20th January 1868 noted that Miss Eliza Lester, daughter of the late Mr. George Lester, postmaster of Killilea, had been elected by the Board of Armagh Jail to be the assistant matron and schoolmistress.
A William Alexander Lester of Palnagh, Armagh, applied to join the civil service in 1865 and provided the details of his birth on the application - according to the Lester family bible, then in the possession of Mrs. Martha Lester, he had been born on 28th
December 1845 to G. and M. Lester of Palnagh.

Jacob Lester of Taghevan, Armagh, had married Anne Jane Tyrrell, the only daughter of George Tyrrell of Kilglass House, Clonard, Co. Kildare, in St. Anne's, Belfast, on 1st November 1844.('Belfast Newsletter', 5th November 1844.)
The Carbery Church of Ireland register shows that George Tyrrell of Kilglass or Carbery had married, on 27th August 1812,  Elizabeth Shawe, the daughter of Edward Shawe of Coolcor, Co.Kildare, who was related somehow to Harriet Shawe of Coolcor or Coolair, Co. Kildare, the wife of apothecary John Grattan.   (An earlier entry in the same register, dated 19th November 1808, noted the marriage of an older John Grattan of Monasteroris, King's County, and Margaret Althrew or Althea Shawe of Carbery.)
The only son of George Tyrrell and Elizabeth Shawe was Thomas George Tyrrell who died aged 24 on 10th December 1838 at his lodgings at 19 Upper Camden Street, Dublin.

George Tyrrell's brother was Adam Tyrrell of Grange Castle, Co. Kildare, who had married in 1804 to Ann Jane Shawe, also a daughter of Edward Shawe of Coolcor.  
The daughter of Adam Tyrrell and Ann Jane Shawe was Mary Ann Tyrrell who married in 1833 Thomas Grattan, who follows later in this post, and who had close family ties with John Grattan, apothecary.
Another daughter of Adam Tyrrell and Ann Jane Shawe was Anne Jane Shawe who married in Castlemagner, near Mallow, on 27th April 1854, to Rev. Francis Webb.
A son of Adam Tyrrell and Ann Jane Shawe was William Tyrell, born 1816, who emigrated to Canada in 1836 and who named a son as Henry Grattan Tyrrell (1867 - 1948).

4)  Catherine Grattan, eldest daughter of Richard Grattan and Elizabeth Biddulph of Drummin House, who married Captain George Hamilton of Toronto, in St. Thomas's, Dublin, in July 1836.  In his 'Considerations of the Human Mind' of 1861,  Richard Grattan MD of Drummin mentions that his sister, Catherine Hamilton, wrote him a letter of consolation on 3rd February 1860, following the death of his son William Grattan at an early age.  In the letter, she mentions her sister Ellen, and tells him that her husband, Colonel Hamilton, longed to return to Ireland and Europe.  I know nothing yet about Colonel George Hamilton.  Catherine's brother, Nicholas Grattan of Cork, named a daughter - Catherine Hamilton Grattan, after his sister.

4)  Ellen Grattan, who was mentioned in a letter of 3rd February 1860 written by her sister, Catherine Hamilton of Ontario, to her brother Richard Grattan of Drummin.   John Grattan, apothecary of Belfast, mentioned a sister, Ellen Grattan, in his will.

5) Frances Grattan, born circa 1805, married  Rev. William Willis of Charleville in July 1836 in St. George's, Limerick.  We descend directly from Eliza Willis, the sister of Rev. William Willis.  The nephew of William and Eliza Willis was the Rev. John Thomas Willis who was mentioned in the will of John Grattan above, and whose daughters were close to the daughters of John Grattan.

6) Nicholas Grattan, M.R.C.S.E., dentist of Killeagh, Co. Cork, born 23rd March 1808, died at The View, Orry Hill, Cork on 6th August 1869 (from 'The Cork Examiner' of 7th August 1869).

He studied at the Royal College of Surgeons in England, and qualified there in 1831. He was most likely named after Nicholas Biddulph of Vicarstown, a brother of his mother's.

He lived at Sunday's Well Road, Cork in 1863.

The 'Waterford Chronicle' of 15th June 1833 noted a first marriage of Nicholas Grattan.  'In St. Andrew's, Dublin, Nicholas Gratrtan of Killeagh, Co. Cork, to Elizabeth Jackson, daughter of the late John Jackson of Grafton Street.'   Eliza, the wife of Nicholas Grattan, surgeon of Killeagh, died in August 1837. ('Tipperary Free Press', 5th August 1837.)

Nicholas Grattan married, secondly, in February 1838 in Christchurch, Cork, Mary Anne Peet, daughter of the late Joshua Peet of Waterford. ('Tipperary Free Press', 17th February 1838.)   Mary Anne Grattan would die in childbirth, aged 34, at 24 South Mall, Cork, on 5th March 1850.

The children of Nicholas Grattan and Mary Anne Peet were:
a) Nicholas Grattan, b. June 14, 1839, Killeagh, Ireland, d. August 23, 1896, Cork, Ireland.   An orthopaedic Surgeon, he qualified at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 1862, and registered with the Apothecaries' Hall in Dublin the same year.

Nicholas Grattan, son of Nicholas Grattan and Mary Anne Peet, married Hamina, the daughter of the late Hamilton Cliffe Lowe of Lismore, Co. Waterford, in August 1866. ('Tipperary Free Press', 21st August 1866.)
His  first wife Hamina Lowe, died on 18th October 1878.
A second wife of Nicholas Grattan Junior was Anna Gibson, who was named in the 1898 will of Ann Jane Grattan, daughter of John Grattan of Belfast.

Nicholas Grattan Junior and Hamina Lowe had Charlotte Hamina Grattan, born at North Main Street on 22nd August 1867, but died young in 1876; Mary Elizabeth, born on 25th June 1869 at 42 Grand Parade, Marcella Grattan born at 99 North Main Street on 11th March 1871 and a son, Hamilton Grattan, was born on 28th October 1872 at 24 South Mall.

By his second wife, Anna Gibson, Dr. Nicholas Grattan Jr. had a son, William Henry Grattan, norn at 24 South Mall on 30th July 1883;  a metallurgist, he died unmarried, aged only 43, of carbon monoxide poisoning at 21-22 Rrathmines Road, Co. Dublin, on 26th May 1927. The inquest was held on 27th May 1928, and he was buried in Carbery, Co. Kildare -
 'In memory of William Henry (Harry) Grattan youngest son of the late Nicholas Grattan MD., Cork. Died 26th May 1927.'

Nicholas Grattan Junior died, aged 57, at 24 South Mall, Cork, on 29th August 1896 and was buried in St. Finbar's Cemetery.  The chief mourners at his funeral were named as Henry Grattan, John Penrose (Nicholas Grattan's brother-in-law), H.L. Livy,  Master Cecil T. Livy, F. Livy and T. Russell.

b) Mary Grattan, b. April 16, 1841, Killeagh, Ireland, to Nicholas Grattan and Mary Anne Peet.  She married in Christchurch, Cork, John Penrose of Cork, in April 1864.

c) Catherine Hamilton Grattan, b. 1847, Cork, Ireland, to Nicholas Grattan and Mary Anne Peet, and who died in January 1936 in Chicago.  Catherine Hamilton Grattan must have been named after her paternal aunt, who had been born to Richard Grattan and Elizabeth Biddulph, and who married Colonel Hamilton of Ontario.

Following the death of his first wife, Mary Anne Peet in 1850, Nicholas Grattan Senior married a second time - on 30th January 1852, he married, in Christ Church, Martha Gregg, the only daughter of the late George Gregg.  In 1850, Nicholas Grattan's address was still South Mall, Cork.  ('Evening Freeman', 24th January 1852.)
Nicholas Grattan and second wife, Martha Gregg, had a son, Thomas Grattan, born 24th November 1864 at 24 South Mall.

7) Anne Grattan, the youngest daughter of the late Richard Grattan of Drummin, married the widower, George Cooke, son of Randal Cooke, in St. George's, Dublin, on 12th September 1850. The wedding in St. George's was witnessed by Anne's brothers, Richard Grattan MD and John Grattan and by a John Conway. At the time, Anne Grattan's address was 22 Pembroke Place, Dublin, and George Cooke's was 4 Drumcondra Terrace, where the couple's son, George Grattan Cooke, was born on 9th April 1852.
George Grattan Cooke, son of George Cooke and Anne Grattan, followed his grandfather, Richard Grattan MD, into the medical profession, who studied in Trinity, Dublin and who registered as a doctor on 22nd July 1873, before working first with the Royal Navy, then taking up a post in 1877 as the district medical officer for the Mandeville area of Jamaica, where he married Henrietta Emma Calder, daughter of John and Georgiana Calder.
George Grattan Cooke and Henrietta Calder had Kathleen Isabelle Cooke, born 21st February 1885, who married Arthur Guy Robinson in Jamaica on 19th June 1907.
George Grattan Cooke and Henrietta Calder also had a son, George Grattan Cooke, on 8th November 1883, who married Helen Augusta Bonnito, daughter of Simon Bonnito, in Jamaica on 6th December 1911. She died on 17th August 1912, and George Grattan Cooke never remarried.  A planter, he travelled frequently between Jamaica and England where he was living at York House, Giggs Hill Rd., Thames Ditton, in 1957.
George Grattan Cooke and Henrietta Emma Calder also had a son, Francis Hamilton Cooke (1879 - 1939) who was licenced as a doctor on 10th November 1902 having trained in Trinity, Dublin. He practiced medicine in Hounslow, England, and at one stage held the post of medical officer for the West African Medical Service in Ghana.  He married Alice Katherine Fleming, the daughter of Thomas H. Fleming, in Jamaica on 26th February 1908. Their son was yet another George Grattan Cooke, who was born in 1911 and who married a Nettie Dilys Cooke, and who had another George Grattan Cooke in 1947.

Notes on Thomas Grattan of Edenderry, Armagh and Belfast:

I had originally believed Thomas Grattan to be one of the sons of Richard Grattan and Elizabeth Biddulph of Drummin, Kildare.  However, he seems rather to the Thomas Grattan who married, in 1833, Mary Ann Tyrell - the newspaper announcement for this event names Thomas as the son of John Grattan of Edenderry.  Mary Ann Tyrrell was the daughter of Adam Tyrrell and Ann Jane Shawe of Grange Castle, Kildare.

A handwritten genealogy of the Tyrrells of Grange Castle, which is slightly faded in places, seems to have John Grattan of Edenderry, father of Thomas, as 'John Grattan MD'.

So many of this Grattan family were members of the medical profession, that it makes deciphering all this painful!  However, there was a John Grattan MD of Edenderry (1788 - 1836) who married another member of the Shawe family, Margaret Alicia Shawe, the daughter of Edmund Shawe of Coolair, and these were most likely the parents of Thomas Grattan of Belfast. The marriage of John Grattan of the parish of Monasteroris, King's County, and of Margaret Alicia Shaw of Carbery, was noted in the parish register as taking place in Carbery on 19th November 1808.  Monasteroris is on the outskirts of Edenderry,
This John Grattan MD was the son of Thomas Grattan (1749 - 1801), another of the Grattan doctors, who was married to Ann Sullivan. This earlier Thomas Grattan MD of Edenderry was the son of John Grattan MD (1713 - 1787) who was married to Hannah Colley, and who was the grandfather of the writer, Thomas Colley Grattan, a close relation of Richard Grattan MD of Drummin, second son of Richard Grattan and Elizabeth Biddulph.  I'll have to draw a chart!
A newspaper announcement mentions the death in December 1847 of William Grattan, dentist, third son of the late John Grattan MD of Edenderry, so this William Grattan, dentist, must have been a brother of Thomas Grattan of Belfast.
The Carbury church register notes the burial of Anne Jane Grattan of Monasteroris on 7th November 1813 aged only five months.
(The same register notes a stray John Grattan of Monasteroris was buried on 16th February 1814 aged 56, and also a Richard Grattan of Monasteroris who was buried aged 76 on 2nd November 1827.)
A possible son of John Grattan and Margaret Alicia Shaw/Shawe would be the 2-month-old Shawe Grattan who was buried in Carbery in 1815. The exact date wasn't noted in the burial register.

(To confuse matters even further, the Cork Examiner of June 1851 noted that a Marianne, the wife of Dr. Thomas Grattan, died in Pennsylvania, thirty years after leaving Edenderry, but this is a different Dr. Thomas Grattan.)

The Public Records Office in Belfast holds the surgeons' and apothecaries' certificates of members of the Grattan family of Edenderry;  amongst these papers are the rent receipts for Thomas Grattan's premises as a surgeon dentist in College Square, Belfast.  Also included is an 1850 letter from A. Tyrrell of Weston, Ontario.  I haven't read these items, but they serve to link Thomas Grattan to both the Tyrrell family of Weston, which had its roots in Grange Castle, Kildare, and to the Grattans of Edenderry.

Thomas Grattan had been born in about 1810.  He was a dentist who had registered with the Apothecaries' Hall in Dublin in 1832, and who died in Belfast on 21st February 1879:  the executors of his will were Richard Ward Pring, the business partner of John Grattan of Belfast, which whom Thomas Grattan had close links, and Joseph Richardson Turtle Mulholland, spinning-mill manager. The beneficiaries were his daughter-in-law who was the widow of his late son, Edward Shawe Grattan, and a son, John Smith Grattan.   Son Edward Shawe Grattan had been named for his maternal grandmother, Ann Jane Shawe of Kilglass, the daughter of Edward Shawe.

Thomas Grattan had operated as a surgeon-dentist at College Square, Belfast - he had been working in the Coombe Hospital in Dublin in 1832.   In the 1840s he was working as a surgeon-dentist at the Medical Hall, 20 Scotch Street, Armagh.  In an advertisement for 'Grattan & Co. of Belfast', the company operated by his relation, John Grattan, he was included at the bottom as their agent in Armagh - both were suppliers of leeches.
He moved to 39 King Street, Belfast in 1876, and, on 1st March 1877, his wife, Marianne Grattan, née Tyrrell, died there.  

His son, the surgeon Edward Shaw Grattan (1840 - 1874 - he died in Bangor, Co. Down, and was buried in Rice Lane graveyard, Liverpool on 11th July 1874) appeared in the UK Medical Directory of 1863, with an address at Burrough Gaol, Walton-on-the-Hill, Liverpool. He was a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in England.   He was married to Mary, and their daughter, Harriet Emily Grattan, was baptised in St. Mary's, Walton on 1st July 1868.  Harriet Emily Grattan later trained as a nurse and worked at Lambeth Infirmiary, London.

His brother, John Smith Grattan (1834 - 1880), was noted in the earlier 1858 edition of the Medical Register as a doctor of midwivery with a similar address at Walton-on-the-Hill in Liverpool, who had studied at the Royal College of Surgeons in England.
John Smith Grattan died, aged 46 in 1881 in Lancashire, having married  Evelina Carter, the daughter of Rev. Thomas Carter of Walton-on-the-Hill, in Walton Church on 5th August 1868.
Their son, Thomas Carter Grattan, was baptised in St. Mary's on 11th September 1869.  On the same day,  another member of the same Grattan family was baptised there, Alfred Grattan, the son of another surgeon, Edwin Thomas Grattan and Mary.  Thomas Carter officiated at all the above christenings.

(Notes on the Carter family:  Evelina Carter was the daughter of Rev. Thomas Carter (1805 - 1873) of the Liverpool Borough Jail who was married to Evelina Barnes, who had been born in 1804 on St. Croix, the Virgin Islands, and who died in Lancashire on 26th June 1867. The couple married in Liverpool on 11th April 1833, and had, along with Evelina who married John Smith Grattan, Thomas Barnes Carter, born 13th February 1833, and Maria Elizabeth Carter born 30th March 1836 in Bury, Lancashire.)

Following the death of John Smith Grattan in 1881, both his widow, Evelina,  and his son, Thomas Carter Grattan, emigrated to Balmain North, Sydney, Australia, where Thomas married Ellen Elizabeth/Nellie Lynam in 1892.  He died aged 52 in 1921 in Petersham, Sydney. His mother, Evelina, died aged 72 the following year at Marrickville, Sydney.

The children of Thomas Carter Grattan of Liverpool were Doris Helen Grattan (1893 - 1986),  Robert Desmond Grattan, born in 1894, and Brian Grattan, born 1896.   Doris Helen Grattan emigrated to Kyogle, New South Wales, where she married the Englishman, William Redmayne (1886 - 1965) who had served with the Australian Army during the Great War.   A farmer, he had arrived in Australia in 1909.   The children of Doris Helen Grattan and William Redmayne were all born in Kyogle - Robert Grattan Redmayne (1920 - 2004), Thomas William Redmayne (1923 - 2003), Marjorie Elizabeth Redmayne, born 1926, and Jean Helen Redmayne, born 1926, who married Kevin Edwards.
Robert Grattan Redmayne married Edith Phyllis Pardew (1920 - 1996) and had William Robert Redmayne in 1959, Richard James Redmayne in 1960.  Thomas William Redmayne married Isabel Clare Knight, born 1926, and these were the parents of Brian Redmayne who shared this info with me.

Notes On Rev. John Thomas Willis:

Rev John Thomas Willis (1819 - 1902), the son of Rev. Thomas Gilbert Willis and Deborah Charlotte Willis, and nephew of Rev. William Willis who married Frances Grattan, the daughter of Richard Grattan and Elizabeth Biddulph.  (Rev. Thomas Gilbert Willis and Rev. William Willis were half-brothers, both being the sons of Thomas Willis of Portarlington.)
Rev. John Thomas Willis was Rector of St. Mary Belize 1861 to 1862; Chaplain of Kingston Convict Prison 1862 to 1863; Rector of Bepton Sussex England 1863 to 1867; Victor of Rhosmarket 1875 to 1875.

Rev. John Thomas Willis, youngest son of the late Thomas G. Willis. LL.D., married at Islington on 25th April 1861, Mary Ransford de Castro, only daughter of the late Samuel de Castro, Esq., of Bill Hill, Berkshire.  His brother, Henry de Laval Willis, officiated at the London ceremony.

They had four daughters -
a) Mary F. Willis, born 1862 in Honduras.
b) Charlotte Newcombe de Castro Saddler Willis, baptised 12th June 1863 in Bepton, Surrey. She died on 20th July 1923 and her will gave her two addresses as Brookhill House Cliftonville Belfast and of 11 Duke Street Bath.  She lived in Belfast later with her two relations, Anne Jane and Mary Shawe Grattan, the daughters of John Grattan and Harriet Shaw. John Grattan was either the brother or close relation of Frances Grattan who married Rev. William Willis.
c) Madeline Louise de Laval Willis, born 1868 in Kent, but died in 1871 and was buried on 5th October 1871 at Norwood Cemetery, Lambeth, London. The family's address at the time of Madeline's death was noted as 3 Plymouth Terrace, Devonshire Road, Forest Hill.
d) Rebecca Gertrude de Castro Willis, baptised 18th November 1870 in Forest Hill, England.

Notes on the Pring Family:
Richard Ward Pring, business partner and son-in-law of John Grattan, was the son of Elijah Pring, glass manufacturer or apothecary of Westmoreland St., and of Seafort, Williamstown, Dublin.
An Elijah Pring of Westmoreland Street founded the Ringsend Bottle Factory.  In 1858, Elijah James Pring lived at Maryvilla, Ballsbridge.

Elijah Pring of the New Medical Hall, Dublin, married Harriet Locke, the youngest daughter of James Locke of Taunton, on 9th October 1821 in Taunton, Somerset, England. The witnesses to this wedding were Eliza Locke, Mary Sutton and Elizabeth Cox. Harriet Pring would later die in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, on 10th March 1870.

A son was Elijah James Pring, who had been born in Somersetshire, England, in 1826, and entered Trinity, Dublin, on 2nd July 1842 aged 16.  The Medical Directory for Ireland later recorded this Elijah James Pring in Carrickfergus in 1858.

In November 1862, Charlotte Eliza Pring, the last surviving daughter of Elijah Pring, druggist of Westmoreleand Street, married John Johnson, the only son of William Johnson of Castle Kevin, and nephew of James Doyle of Cloyne.

Another child of Elijah Pring of Westmoreland Street was Edward John Locke Pring who had been born in England in about 1835.  On 18th October 1856 in Donnybrook Church, Edward John Locke Pring of Mary Villa married Emma Fannie Hayes, the only daughter of William Hayes of Trimleston, Co Dublin.  A son was born in Pembroke Cottage, Ballsbridge, on 5th September 1859, another on 15th January 1858 at the Martello Tower, Merrion Strand.
In November 1862, Edward John Locke Pring and his partner, Ephraim George Webb, photographers and picture dealers operating under the name of 'Pring, Webb & Co' at 15 Sackville Street, were declared insolvent.     Edward subsequently emigrated temporarily to Windsor, New South Wales, Australia where a daughter was born on 26th June 1867.  He practised there as a doctor, chemist and druggist.
The family moved subsequently to California in 1870 where they were captured by the 1870 and 1880 census.  Children were Ernest Pring, born circa 1858 in Ireland, Francis born circa 1860 in Ireland, William Hayes St. George born 16th April 1865 in Australia, Elizabeth born 1867 in Australia and Frances born at sea in 1870.
Edward's wife, Fannie, died on 16th May 1909 at the home of her son-in-law, Archibald Edward Moeran, in Portumna, Co. Galway.   Archibald Edward Moeran, a land agent and son of the Dean of Down, Edward Busteed Moeran, had married Helen Frances Locke Pring, the daughter of Dr. Edward Locke Pring, in Taney Church, Co. Dublin, on 17th November 1897.   She had been born, according to the Irish Census, on the Pacific Ocean, presumably on the voyage to or from New South Wales.  In 1897, the papers reporting her wedding to Archibald Edward Moeran, noted that her father, Edward John Locke Pring, was living in The Peaks, California, while her mother was living at 4 Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin.

Richard Ward Pring was licenced by the Apothecarys' Hall in 1858.

1832:  Ward, Pring & Co, New Medical Hall, 30 Westmoreland Street, Dublin. (Richard Ward)

Richard Ward Pring married twice, first to Eliza Grattan,the daughter of John Grattan of Belfast, and secondly to Adelaide Eugenie Strong.  They lived at Firmount, Belfast.  He died on 10th November 1891 at Ventnor, in the Isle of Wight.  His first wife, Eliza Pring, née Grattan, died at Firmount, Fortwilliam Park, Belfast, on 11th May 1888. Her will was witnessed by Charlotte (de Castro) Willis, and by her own sister, Anne Jane Grattan.
The widower Richard Ward Pring of Firmount was married by Rev. Willis, on 22nd January 1890, to Adelaide Eugenia, the widow of Henry B. Strong of Detroit, USA.
The best friend of Richard Ward Pring, apothecary, was Henry Kirke White of Killiney, one of the beneficiaries of his will.  Richard Ward Pring administered the 1869 will of the Offaly-born spinster (of Elizabeth Locke who died in Wexford.   Richard's brother was Edward John Locke Pring, which seems to suggest that the Prings were somehow related to the Locke family - possibly Elijah Pring had married a member of this family.

Business associate of John Grattan of Belfast, Richard Ward Pring proved many of the Grattan wills, including that of Frances Willis,  née Grattan, who had married Rev. William Willis.

The children of Richard Ward Pring and Eliza Grattan:
1) Arthur Henry Pring was the eldest son - he lived abroad in Tenerife for a number of years 'because of his health.'  Arthur seems to have settled in England - he had married Lucy Jane Barnsly Reid, the daughter of James Reid, on 30th January 1879 in Belfast.  A son, John Grattan Pring, was born in Belfast on 7 March 1881.   In 1911, one-year-old Aileen Lucy Grattan Pring, who had been born in Budleigh, Bristol, was a boarder in Paignton, Devon, along with what seems to be her parents, John Gratton Pring, and Jessie Elizabeth Pring (née Baker) of Plymouth. John Grattan Pring died at 5 East Terrace, Budleigh, Salterton, Devon, on 21st September 1952, with administration of his will to Aileen Lucy Grattan Pring and to Moya Nora Grattan Pring.

2) Rev. Richard Henry Pring (born circa 1860)  who married Ellen Marguerite of Croyden, Surrey, and who had two children - Noel Grattan Pring, born 30th December 1896 at Marto, Cheshire, wheren Rev. Richard Henry Pring was clergyman, and Nora Grattan Pring, born Oct 1899 in Marton, Cheshire (This from the UK 1901 Census. ) Son, Noel Grattan Pring, died on 15th October 1948 at Peshawar, India.  He was married to Ida Margaret.
3) Henry Grattan Pring died at Slieve-na-Failte, Whiteabbey, Co. Antrim on 5th October 1942.  He married Eliza Barbour Gordon in Belfast in 1894. In 1906 he proved the will of his sister, Harriet Grattan Pring Macmaster of Skerries, Co. Dublin. He worked as a merchant in aerated water, which had been originally manufactuered by Grattan & Co, the firm founded by his grandfather, John Grattan, and taken over by his father, Richard Ward Pring. Henry Grattan Pring had a large family in Whitehouse, Co. Antrim, and they appeared on both the 1901 and 1911 census - Elizabeth Violet Beatrice Pring, born Antrim in about 1896; Vera Pring, born circa 1897; Hilda Pring, born circa 1898; Moya Pring, born circa 1900; Ellen Pring, born circa 1903; Richard Gordon Pring, born circa 1909.
4) Elizabeth Frances Pring, or Frances Elizabeth Pring. On 24th June 1891 in St. James's, Belfast, Rev. Richard Henry Pring presided at the wedding of his sister, Frances Elizabeth, to John Traill Mill.
5) Harriet Grattan MacMaster. Harriet Grattan Pring was married to Charles Macmaster;  a son, Richard Ward Pring Macmaster was born at Moyne Road, Rathmines, Co. Dublin, on 14th November 1886. There were also two daughters - Lizzie Macmaster, born circa 1885 and Edith Macmaster, born circa 1888. Richard Ward Pring Macmaster died on 3rd July 1956 at 63 Church Street, Skerries, Co. Dublin - he had married Emma Caroline Fennell in Dublin in 1938.   Harriet Grattan Pring Macmaster died at Holpatrick Villa, Skerries, on 27th April 1906, with probate of her will to her merchant brother, Henry G. Pring, and to Elizabeth F. Mill. According to the two Irish censuses, Charles Macmaster had been born in either Meath or Louth in about 1856.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Rev. John Grogan and Lizzie Bourne, Balrothery and Clyde Road

I recently came across the accounts book which had been kept by Rev. John Grogan, Vicar of Balrothery and of Clyde Road, Dublin (2nd September 1816 - 28th December 1899).  He kept an assiduous record of his spending from January 1st 1864 until his death in 1889 at 12 Clyde Road -  I thought it was an interesting record of late Victorian family life so I went through it with a fine tooth comb, taking notes of whatever caught my eye.  I also came across a used chequebook, dated 1913/1914, which had been owned by Rev. John's widow, Lizzie Grogan,  and which details payments made by her to other member of the families mentioned below.

 I am vaguely related to the Grogans, since they intermarried with both my Courtenay,  Pennefather and Ryan ancestors.  Rev. John Grogan's sister, Jane Grogan, married William Ryan of Ballymackeogh, Co. Tipperary, whose mother was Anne Pennefather, the daughter of our immediate ancestor Rev. John Pennefather of Newport, Co. Tipperary.  Edwin Grogan married one of our Dublin Courtenay family  - Edwin Grogan was the son of Rev. William Grogan of Slaney Park, who was the uncle of Rev. John Grogan of Balrothery.

Rev. John Grogan of Annamoe Parish, Co. Wicklow, married Elizabeth Bourne in St. Peter's, Dublin, on 2nd October 1850 - the ceremony was performed by his brother, Rev. Charles James Grogan.

The children of Rev. John Grogan and Elizabeth/Lizzie Bourne were:

1) John Edward Grogan, born 7th February 1852, died 8th October 1871.

2)  Lizzie/Elsie Grogan, born on 13th March 1853 - 4th December 1938; she died at 21 Clyde Road.

3) Edward Medlicott Grogan, born 6th April 1856  and died on 20th April 1871.

4) Ellen Fanny (known as Eileen) Grogan, born 19th June 1857 -in September 1889 she married Rev. Arthur Edward Butt of Seaton, Devon, the son of William Butt, and had twin daughters, Irene and Olive Butt, on 25th April 1895 at Exmouth, UK.
According to her father's account book, but she was staying with her widowed mother at Clyde Road in 1901, along with her two twin daughters, Irene and Olive Butt, who had been born in England in about 1896.
 A third daughter, Agatha Ryder Butt, was born and died on 12th April 1893 in Lukkur, Bombay;  she was buried the same day at Sukkur-Scinde, Bombay.  The husband of Ellen France/Eileen Grogan,  Rev. Arthur Edward Butt, died 30th October 1895 at Sanfield, UK, aged 33.    Throughout 1913/1914, Lizzie Grogan sent cheques to both Eileen Butt and Ellen Butt, one of which was for the twins.
Olive Meredyth Butt of 21 Clyde Road married Captain Henry Vere White of Leeson Park, the son of  Henry Vere Dawson White, the Bishop of Limerick, although, at the time of his son's marriage in St. Bartholomew's, Clyde Road, on 9th September 1919, he was of Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin. The groom's mother was Frances Alice Meredith, but wasn't in any way related to the family of Sarah Meredyth, who was the bride's direct ancestor.

5)  Caroline Jane Grogan, born 9th December 1858 in Kingstown, Co. Dublin, and baptised in Monkstown, Co. Dublin.  She married, on 18th December 1888, Arthur Gore Ryder, the engineer son of Rev. Arthur Gore Ryder, Sub-dean of Christchurch and rector of St.Mary's, Donnybrook.  The 'Freeman's Journal' of 3rd December 1888 noted that the officials and employees of the Dublin Portland Cement Co. had assembled at their place of work - First Lock, Grand Canal - to present a lamp and a purse to Arthur G. Ryder CE on the occasion of his marriage with Caroline Grogan.

In 1897 Arthur G. Ryder and Caroline Jane Grogan were living at St. John's Terrace, Dolphins Barn.

This daughter was rarely mentioned in her father's accounts book, other than vague references to the Ryders;  she was, however, buried alongside her family in Mount Jerome cemetery when she died on 16th July 1935.  

Notes on the Ryder family:  The Ryder or de Rythre family of Riverstown, Co. Kildare, claimed descent from an ancient English family who had lived in Rythre, Barkstone, Yorkshire.
The earliest member of this family to settle in Ireland was Rev. Thomas Ryder of Mitchelstown, who was noted there in 1725 and who had been the Rector of Kilfinan and Darragh, Co. Limerick.
Rev. Thomas Ryder married Martha Badham, daughter of Bretridge Badham, MP for Rathcormack.  A son was St. George Ryder who married Margaret Fitzgerald, and who had the barrister St. George Ryder who married Mary or Abigail Rothwell, and Rev. John Ryder of Castlelyons, Co. Cork, Chancellor of the Diocese of Cloyne,  who married Margaret Browne the daughter of Rev. Joshua Browne of Castle Lyons.
Abigail, wife of barrister St. George Ryder, died aged 82 in Bath Square, Tunbridge Wells, in February 1842, and was noted in the papers as the sister of the late John Rothwell of Staffordstown House, Co. Meath, and of Castle House, Devonshire.
The children of Rev. John Ryder of Castlelyons were Rev. John Browne Ryder, St. George Ryder of the 71st Regiment who died at Deal in 1809 upon his return from the island of Wacheren, and Rev. William Ryder who married Marianne Ross.   The daughter of Rev. William Ryder and Marianne/Anne Ross was Annie Ryder who married, in October 1854, Walter Bourne CE, the son of Peter Bourne of York Street, Dublin.  Annie died not long afterwards on 17th November 1859, at Calcutta where her husband, Walter Bourne, was the district engineer.  Annie's father, the Venerable William Ryder died aged 71 at Queenstown in May 1862.
The second son of Rev. Thomas Ryder of Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, was Henry Ryder who married in 1740 Mary Grayson, and who had Abraham St. George Ryder, the first of the family to settle at Riverstown House although he was generally noted as being of Bray, Athy, Co. Kildare.
Abraham St. George Ryder married in 1777 Frances, daughter of William Harrington of Grange Con Castle, Co. Wicklow.  Their children were Captain William Ryder/de Rythre of Riverstown House and of the Kildare Militia who had been  born in 1787 and who married, Anne Dickson of Montalto, Co, Tyrone, Harrington Ryder who married Elizabeth, the daughter of Arthur Gore, and St. George Ryder who married Annabella Pennicuick.  Abraham Ryder's daughter was Emma Ryder who married James Cassidy of Bray. Co. Wicklow, in December 1836.

Harrington Ryder of Archer's Grove, Co. Kilkenny, son of Abraham St. George Ryder, married Elizabeth Gore of Kilkenny in January 1822.  In 1824 in Archer's Grove, Harrington and Elizabeth Ryder had twins. The 'Kilkenny Journal' of 20th February 1867 noted the death at The Abbey, Co. Tipperary, the residence of her son Rev. Arthur Gore Ryder, of Eliza, the widow of Harrington Ryder of Kilkenny, and sister of the late Mrs. Peter Roe, aged 76.   (When son Rev. Arthur Gore Ryder was appointed to Carrickmacross School as headmaster in 1850, he was noted as nephew to the late Rev. Peter Roe.)  
The Harringtons and the Ryders seem to have been in business together in the 1820s - in 1820 a fire destroyed Mallardstown Mills in Callan, Co. Kilkenny, which was the property of Messrs. Harrington, Ryder & Co.
Harrington Ryder, wine merchant of Archers Grove Mills, died of fever in Kilkenny in September 1826. ('Dublin Morning Register', 7th September 1826.)

The son of Harrington Ryder and Elizabeth Gore was Rev. Arthur Gore Ryder, father of the younger Arthur Gore Ryder who married Caroline Jane Grogan in 1888.  Rev. Arthur Gore Ryder married twice - his first wife was Anne Gore, the daughter of William H. Gore M.D. of Tramore, who he married on 13th July 1850 in Drumcannon, Waterford.  Arthur had been appointed by the Marquess of Bath in 1850 to the headmastership of the Carrickmacross Endowed School.
On 6th December 1858, the death occurred of 7-year-old Harrington Dudley Ryder, the eldest son of Rev. Arthur Gore Ryder, at The Abbey, Co. Tipperary.
In January 1859 a second son, St. George Ryder, died at The Abbey.
On 14th February 1863, Anne, wife of the Rev. Arthur Gore Ryder, died in childbirth at The Abbey, Co. Tipperary.
He was appointed as Rector to St. Mary's, Donnybrook, shortly afterwards, and married his second wife there, on 31st July 1871, Nina  Gertrude MacMahon, the youngest daughter of Sir Beresford B. MacMahon.    A daughter, Nina Beryl Ryder, born in Dublin on 30th November 1874, and another son, Ralph St. George Gore Ryder, born in Dublin on 15th April 1879.  There was also the fabulously-named Beresford Burton McMahon Ryder, born in Dublin on 27th May 1877.
The 'Essex Newsman' of 24th February 1906 reported that, on the 18th February 1906, in Holborn, Beresford Burston MacMahon Ryder, son of the late Canon Arthur Gore Ryder, Sub-Dean of Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin, married Eleanor Maitland Curle, daughter of the late W. Curle of the East Indies and of Mrs. Curle of 36 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh.

In 1903, the younger Arthur Gore Ryder who married Caroline Jane Grogan, proved the will of the elderly spinster, Frances Anne Ryder of Riverstown House.  She had earlier been the primary beneficiary of the will of Robert Browne of Riverstown House who died there on 9th January 1879.

Caroline Jane's husband, Arthur Gore Ryder, died on 17th February 1906; he was late of both 3 Sidmonton Terrace, Bray, Co. Wicklow, and of Riverstown House, Monasterevan, Co. Kildare.   They were both living at Sidmonton Terrace in 1901 - Arthur was a civil engineer, deriving income from landed property.  He had been born in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan - his clerical father had been running a school there at the time.   Caroline Jane had been born in Kingstown, Co. Dublin.   Later, in 1913/1914, her mother would send her money, but the address was not included in the chequebook stubs.

6)   Alice Grogan, born 1st April 1863 in Balbriggan, Co. Dublin.  The 'Sussex Agricultural Express' of 12th October 1901 noted her marriage in St. John's, Norwood, England, on 9th October 1901 to Ernest Arthur White, who had been baptised on 22nd November 1871  by the auctioneer Walter Wiggins White and Frances Elizabeth Godfrey of Denmark Hill, Southwark, London. 
In 1901, when Alice Grogan married Ernest Arthur White,  the White family were living in Lindum House, Anerley.
Alice and Ernest Arthur White had a son, Gabriel Ernest Edward Francis White, in Rome, on 29th November 1902.

7)  Dr. Amelia Gertrude Grogan who was born on 9th October 1864 and who died on 27th September 1930 in Tegernsee, Bavaria;  at the time of her death she was living at 7 Anson Road, Tufnell Park, Middlesex.

8) George Meredith Grogan, born 29th August 1867  and died 4th July 1942 at Plattenstown, Co. Wicklow.

Rev. John Grogan was married to Elizabeth Bourne who he called Lizzie;  an entire section of the accounts book was devoted to Lizzie's allowance which, in 1864, totalled £130.  She divided her time between Dublin, probably at the Bourne family home in 30 York Street, and The Glebe House in Balrothery, North Co. Dublin.
A typical entry for his wife, Lizzie,  was a list written in 1865.   £12 was spent on Lizzie's teeth and on 'mourning' (ie:  a wardrobe of black clothing).   £24 was allocated to Lizzie at York Street and at Harrogate.  He gave his wife £14 to purchase a stitching machine, and money for a trip to London.  The childrens' boots cost £2. 15. 0d.
The entry for May 2nd 1870 mentioned another mourning allowance;  this was repeated on 28th April 1871 when £10 was allocated for mourning for the couple's oldest son, John Edward Grogan.  On 12th October 1871, she bought an astrachan coat and muff for £6.
On December 2nd 1873, £10 was allocated 'for going out of mourning'.  Lizzie had to re-invest in mourning clothes again on September 4th and 15th 1874.
In 1880, £5 was paid for a dress for their youngest daughter, Elsie Grogan (aka Lizzie Grogan), to attend the wedding of Anna Ryan of Ballymackeogh.  A further £5 was spent the following year in 1881 for Elsie's fare to this wedding.  I believe Anna Ryan was the daughter of Jane Grogan and William Ryan of Ballymackeogh.  William Ryan was the daughter of William Ryan and Anne Pennefather whose half-brother, Edward Pennefather, was our immediate ancestor.
£10 was paid on October 18th 1882 for clothes when Lizzie's mother, Mrs. Bourne, died.   On December 14th 1887,  Lizzie needed a further £20 for mourning for her brother-in-law,  Rev. Charles James Grogan, Vicar of Dunleckney.  On February 19th, £12 was needed for the 'childrens' mourning for poor William Ryan'.
(Notes on Rev. Charles James Grogan:  This was the brother of Rev. John Grogan.  The Vicar of Dunleckney, he died unmarried on 5th October 1887.  He celebrated the wedding of his sister, Jane, to William Ryan, when they married in Paris.  The executors of his will were his brother, Rev. John Grogan, and his brother-in-law, William Ryan.  He named his heirs as his nieces, Maria, Nina, Sarah and Aileen, who were the daughters of Sir Edward Grogan, his brother.   Other beneficiaries were Charles Ryan , Anna Antoinette Ryan, and Jeanette Ryan, all three the children of his sister, Jane.  Also the children of his niece, Antoinette Darcy of Hyde Park, Co. Westmeath, who was the daughter of Charles James Grogan's sister, Sarah Grogan.  Sarah Grogan had married Anthony John Dopping.  Antoinette Dopping was married to George James Darcy.  Another beneficiary of Rev. Charles James Grogan was his nephew, Edward Grogan.)

In 1890 £5 was paid for Ryder's trip to Scotland.  (Daughter, Caroline Jane, was married to Arthur Gore Ryder.)

Finally, in 1891,  Rev. John Grogan noted that his wife, Lizzie, was now in receipt of Gibb's lecagy so she no longer needed to be paid an allowance by her husband.   A note the following year read 'I now save Lizzie allowance annually £80 by her not calling on me for it most kindly.'      Gibbs legacy amounted to £315 per annum.   She was most likely left this money by Fanny Gibbs who died at the Gibbs' family home of 119 Stephens Green, Dublin, on 28th January 1892.  A spinster, she was most likely an aunt of Lizzie's, Lizzie being the granddaughter of George Gibbs.
(Notes on the Bourne family:   Lizzie Grogan's father was the solicitor, Peter Bourne of 30 York Street;  her mother was Ellen Gibbs, the daughter of the lawyer and Deputy Clerk of the Crown, George Gibbs of 35 York Street and of his wife Ellen Carmichael.   George Gibbs was noted in 1842 as Deputy Clerk of the Crown for Kildare, Westmeath, Kings and Queens County and Carlow, but was resident at York Street. George Gibbs married Jane Carmichael on 22nd December 1798.
 Lizzie's father, Peter Bourne of 30 York Street, died on 7th October 1844, while her mother, Ellen Bourne,  née Gibbs, died on 18th September 1882 - Rev. John Grogan mentioned the death of Mrs. Bourne, his mother-in-law, in his accounts book, since he had to pay for mourning clothes for the family.  The Bournes were generally noted as being of Taney Hill, Dundrum.  
Peter Bourne's father was Walter Bourne of Harcourt Street and of Taney Hill, who had been born in 1766 and who married Eliza Peter, the daughter of Walter Peter, an attorney of Edgecourt, on 5th June 1788.  Walter Peter had married another member of the Bourne family, Frances Bourne of St. Patrick's Close, Dublin.
The children of Peter Bourne and Ellen Gibbs of 30 York Street were:
a)  Walter Bourne of Monkstown, Co. Dublin, born circa 1826.  A civil engineer, he married Anne Ryder in December 1853 - she was the daughter of the Venerable William Ryder.  Rev. John Grogan mentioned the Ryder family frequently in his account book, his daughter, Caroline Jane Grogan having married a younger member of the same family.
b)   Jane Bourne who married, on 27th September 1849, Dr. Charles Frizell Junior of Castle Kevin, Annamoe/Laragh, Co. Wicklow.   The wedding ceremony was performed by Rev. William Bourne of Rathcormac who had married Elizabeth Frizell in 1833.
The Grogan family maintained close contact with the Frizell family also.  In August 1854, Rev. John Grogan officiated at the wedding of Harriette Frizell to Rev. John G. Eccles, the son of Cuthbert Eccles of Eccles Street.  When Rev. John Eccles of St. Peter's, Drogheda, died on 16th October 1895 at East Hall, Delgany,  the beneficiaries of his will were his brother, Captain Hugh Eccles of 5 Clyde Road, and Rev. Charles William Frizell of 2 Cyrene Villas, Belfast.
Dr. Charles Frizell was apparently forced by hostile neighbours to leave Castle Kevin. He died on 20th March 1866 and his will noted that he'd been living at both Leeson Street and Warrington Place in Dublin.  His will was proved by his son, Charles Frizell, who was still resident in 1866 at Castle Kevin.  This younger man died at Dunluce Rectory, Co. Antrim on 28th June 1892, and the primary beneficiary of his will  Rev. Charles William Frizell who was also mentioned in the earlier will of Elizabeth Bourne who died at Mespil Road, Dublin, on 15th September 1876.   Charles William Frizell had been born in about 1850 in Dublin to Jane Bourne and to Charles Frizell of Castle Kevin, Annamoe, Co. Wicklow.  
Another son of Charles Frizell and Jane Bourne of Castle Kevin was Walter Hugh Frizell who had been born in 1856 and who had married, in March 1896, Clara Maud de Vere Wellesley,  the daughter of Augustus Colley de Vere Wellesley, a relative of the Duke of Wellington.  The bride was noted as the sister of Edward H.C. Wellesley of Bromley, Greystones, Co. Wicklow who had been High Sheriff in 1895 -6. The daughter of Walter Hugh Frizell and Clara Maud de Vere Wellesley was Hyacinth Frizell.   The 'Belfast Newsletter' of 19th March 1896 reported on the marriage in London and noted that the Wellesley family lived at 10 Granville Place, Portman Square, London;  one of the guests was named as Selina Frizell.

The 'Dublin Daily Express' of  24th October 1885, announced the marriage on 21st October 1885 in Derralossary Church, Co. Wicklow, of Rev. John Pim, the curate of Portrush, to Jane Caroline Beatrix Frizell, daughter of Charles Frizell JP of Castle Kevin.  The ceremony was performed by the groom's father, Rev. John Pim and by the groom's brother, Rev .Charles William Frizell of Dunluce.

On the eve of the war, the 'Dublin Daily Express' of 4th June 1914 announced that a marriage had been arranged between Charles William Frizell of the Royal Berkshire Regiment, the only son of the late William Hume Frizell and grandson of the late Charles Frizell of Castle Kevin and nephew of Peter Denny of Crosslet, Drumbarton, and Nancy Tulloch the youngest daughter of Col. J.M. Tulloch of Dumbarton.

c) Elizabeth/Lizzie who married Rev. John Grogan on 2nd October 1850.  She died at 21 Clyde Road on 24th July 1921.)

From 1893, Rev. John Grogan's accounts detail the pocket money paid to his three unmarried daughters, Elsie/Lizzie, Alice and Gertrude (Amelia Gertrude).   They each received approximately £28 per annum.  In February 1894, Alice was in Bournemouth.  Elsie and Alice visited Cannes in January, February and March 1897.

The next portion of the accounts book dealt primarily with the education of the eldest son of Rev. John Grogan and Lizzie Bourne,  John Edward Grogan,  known to the family as Johnnie.   Rev . John paid much attention to this firstborn son.   Johnnie Grogan was sent away to his first school - Dr. Rice's - on 16th March 1863, which was to cost £12. 12s. 0d. per annum, but the boy was sent home again three weeks later when he came down with whooping cough.   On 29th August 1863,  he was sent to Dr. John A. Wall of Arlington House, Portarlington, Queens County.   Tuition was billed at £47. 5s. 0d. with medicine costing £1. 1s. 0d, and washing costing £0. 6s. 2d.
'John was taken away after Christmas Vacation 1865 from Portarlington School - he was there 2.5 years.'    Following this, he was sent on to Dungannon School, Co. Tyrone in February  1866 under the headmaster Rev. F. H. Ringwood.
February 8th 1869 - 'Informed Mr. Ringwood he would be taken away next June to begin his medical studies in Autumn 1869.   He left Dungannon School in June 1869 (aged 17.5 years).'
Johnnie Grogan's medical tuition began November 1st 1869.  He was to board, lodge and study with Dr. Morgan at 23 Stephens Green, Dublin, for a session of eight months at £100 a session.    expenses in December 1869 were - a surgical book for 11s. 6d.,  dancing at £2. 11s. 6d;  mourning in April 1870, plus a velocipede costing £6.10s.   £2 was needed for rail fare to Janes (?) on 11th July 1870.   Tailoring in February 1870 cost £9. 15s.
'My poor dear child, John Edward, left us for God on 8th October (Sunday) 1871.  May God's Will be done - Amen.  (He died at 3 minutes past 2o'clock on Sunday morning October 8th 1871.)  We were sad and bowed down by the sudden and unexpected death of poor dear Edward M., but this new addition....of our trial has inflicted inexpressible pain upon us all - My poor dear boys - "They were lovely and pleasant in lives, and in their death they were not divided." '
The Rev. John was referring in the previous quote to the earlier death of his younger son, Edward Medlicott Grogan.
Meticulous as ever, he even noted the 'sickness cost' of John Edward's death:
Servants - Butler £3.0.0.
Housemaid (at Dr. Morgan's) - £2.0.0.
Cook - £1.0.0.
At York St:  Bessy £1.0.0.
                     Eliza £0.10.0.
At Stephen's Green:  Maria £1.0.0.
                                      Maid £0.7.6.
Harcourt Street:   0.12.0.
Rail Fare - Ryan £2 + Frizell £1.
3 Nurses paid £4 and £5.
Rev Lucas - £14.
Wine £5;  Brandy £2;  Beef Tea £4;  Laundress £1;  Champagne and Cakes £2.
Housekeeping at York Street £8.
Extra Rail Expenses up and down £2.
Nicholls' Bill £25. 6s. 6d.
Extra Carriage (Medical Students)  £1.
Welsh trip to console the family £27.

Edward Medlicott Grogan's Education:
Edward Medlicott Grogan was sent to Kingstown School, run by Rev. William C. Stacpoole, on 5th February .   However, on 6th May 1868...'Edward dropped this quarter from being ill of Rheumatism - he came back ill from school on 17th April 1868 to York Street.'  Although he went back to Kingstown School in late August...'Edward had a sharp of Rheumatism, and in bed till the 13th of January 1869.'    He returned a second time on 1st April 1869 when he had recovered.
Rev. William C. Stacpoole died on 24th December 1870 and was succeeded by Rev. John W. Chambers.
'Edward Medlicott came home from school on 6th April 1871, his birth day - last time!'
'Dr. Morgan came down to see my poor Edward on 20th April 1871 at Balrothery....My dear child Edward Medlicott died on 20th April 1871 (Thursday) to the great grief of all the family especially to his parents - May God's will be done, Amen, tho' it is a heavy blow...He died about 20 or 15 to 8 o'clock P.M. Thursday April 20th 1871.  Dr. Morgan and I came down from Dublin by the mail and called for Dr. McEvoy en route - We could not arrive therefore at Glebe before about 20 or 15 to 9 o'clock (P.M.) for the train is only due 8.18 P.M. at Balrothery....'

The costs of Edward Medlicott Grogan's sickness (and death) were also noted:
Dr. Morgan £5.
Dr. McEvoy £6.
Gifts and Travelling - Ryan £5.
Gifts and Travelling - Frizell £10.
Church £3.
Digges Funeral Bill £34.
Mourning Johnnie £10.
Mourning Liz and Children £20.
Gifts to Children £4. 18. 0.
Porter for men at funeral £0. 19s.
Gifts to servants at Glebe, Balrothery £2. 12. 0.

George Meridyth (Merry) Grogan's Schooling:
Rev. John Grogan's third son, Merry Grogan known formally as George Meredyth Grogan (29th August 1887 - 4th July 1942) was sent to Miss Farrants at Belgrave Villa, Belgrave Square, Monkstown, Co. Dublin, on 14th February 1879.  The following year's school expenses included £1.5.0 for  a laundress, and 2s. 6d. for a seat in church.
Merry left Miss Farrants at summer vacation 26th June 1880, and was sent on to the Royal School in Armagh under the headmaster Rev. William Moore Morgan, before being sent to Birkenhead School, Shrewsbury Road, near Liverpool, on 30th April 1884.  While there,  he engaged in dancing lessons, cricket and football.   Merry left Birkenhead on 19th February 1886, and did his Preliminary Examination in Dublin on 23rd and 24th of February 1886, although his father didn't note where.

Notes:  George Meredyth Grogan, retired Lt. Col. H.M.A., of the 18th Royal Irish Regiment, who had served in both the Boer and the First Workd War, died at Plattenstown, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, on 4th July 1942;  his widow was Eva Augusta Ellis, known as Augusta, who he had married in Wicklow on 9th February 1929.  She had been born on 25th April 1899 in Lisburn, Co. Antrim, to the Wexford-born land agent, Ernest Francis Leslie Ellis, and his wife, Harriett Eva Ellis.   The Ellis family were buried in Inch Church, Co. Wexford. The pulpit commemorates Eva Ellis's grandparents - Augusta Catherine Ellis, widow of Thomas Cupples Ellis of St. Austin's, died 1st November 1899; the memorial was erected by her children,  Ernest, Emily and Violet.  Thomas Cupples Ellis was born  13th February 1829 and died on 20th August 1885.  George Meredyth Grogan was buried there by his widow, Augusta, in 1942, as were her parents, Ernest Francis Leslie Ellis who was born 22nd October 1867 and who died 12th February 1947, and Harriett Eva Ellis, who was born 31st October 1855 and who died 28th July 1948.  George Meredyth Grogan's wife remarried following his death; her second husband was Arthur Donel McMurrough, The O'Morchoe, who died 29th August 1966.  His two daughters were Patricia and Anne.  Arthur Donel McMurrough's first wife was Isabel Hester McMurrough who died on 12th April 1947.  His second wife, Eva August Ellis, died 12th April 1974.
 In 1931, George Meredyth Grogan and Eva Ellis had a son, Hume Grogan, later Major Hume Grogan of the Irish Guards.

The Girls,  Alice, Gertrude and Elsie:
Alice and Gertrude Grogan went to Alstone Court School in Cheltenham, England under the Misses Robinson on 20th January 1880.   Along with their lessons, their father paid 2s. for cab hire, 5s. 6d. for concert tickets, 6s. for house shoes, and £1. 1. 0. for meat for breakfast for the two girls.   Alice took violin lessons, the violin and strings costing £2.
In 1889, there was a list of the girls' trips -  On May 10th,  Elsie went to N. Revell,  and Eileen (who was Eileen?) went to Bray.   In July,  Gerty went to N. Revell, Alice went to Maunsell and Elsie went to Scotland.

(Notes on these Revells:  
Successive generations of the Revell family were buried in Dunganstown Churchyard, Co. Wicklow. They were associated with the Wicklow properties of Newcastle, Ballymoney, Coolaneary and Ballyherig.  These burials were recorded by the Irish Memorials Association in 1907.
On 1st June 1886, Ellen Jane Bourne, the daughter of Walter Bourne, civil engineer, married John Anthony Revell, the son of John Revell of Newcastle House, Newtown Mountkennedy, Co. Wicklow.  One of the witnesses was Charles Frizell of Castle Kevin.   Walter Bourne was Rev. John Grogan's brother-in-law,  as was Charles Frizell who was married to Jane Bourne.  Walter Bourne, Jane Frizell and Lizzie Grogan were all siblings.   Later in 1914,  Ellen Jane Revell was noted as the next-of-kin of George Gibbs Revell.  In 1913/1914, Lizzie Grogan wrote several cheques for E. J. Revell.  John Anthony Revell died on 27th February 1895 at Newcastle House, and his will was granted to the unmarried Henrietta Mary Anne Revell of 65 Northumberland Road, Dublin.  She died in 1911 and her executors were her unmarried Margaret and Isabella Revell.  There was also a fourth sister Frances Revell, and all four were living together in Morehampton Road in 1901. 
A Jane Revell, daughter of William Revell Esq., of Newcastle, Wicklow, married Robert J. Callwell of  the 45th regiment of Infantry, the son of Rev. J. Callwell of Aghalee, Fermanagh, on 26th March 1863.)

In 1890 they had more trips - Elsie and Alice went to the Revells in Scotland;  Alice also went to Howth, Circus and Clonmel;   Merry and Gerty visited Dunluce, Co. Antrim, while Rev. John Grogan also paid for the Ryders' trip to Scotland.

Gertrude/Gerty fulfilled her father's desire to have a doctor in the family, and, in 1889, she attended the College of Surgeons.  She also studied the same year at the City of Dublin .  Her father bought her a stethoscope in 1889, and gave his daughter £3 on 11th October 1889 as a prize for passing her exams.  On 14th November 1889 he also paid £10 for a microscope for his daughter.    Her tuition at the College of Surgeons continued the following year, and the proud father gave his daughter a further gift of £3 for getting her A.B. degree.    In 1894 he made a note that Gertrude was now studying at the Rotunda;  by 1895 she was at the Adelaide Hospital, and he rewarded her with a further £5 on 14th October 1895 for passing another set of exams.   (Note: Amelia Gertrude Grogan was the principal doctor in charge of the womens' wing of the Mullingar Lunatic Asylum in 1900, and subsequently moved to England where she worked as a medical officer in a womens' hospital in Brighton. )

In 1891, he noted Alice's violin tuition.  A gift was sent to Eileen for keeping Alice during a visit there.  Alice also went this year on a visit to Seaton.
In 1891, the youngest daughter, Elsie/Lizzie Grogan, did music lessons.  Her father noted her birthday as March 13th. (She was born March 13th 1853 and died at 21 Clyde Road on 4th December 1938). Elsie took a trip to Scotland and to what looks like 'Tankerville'.  On 19th September 1891, Lizzie took a trip to visit Rev. Chas. N. Frizell at  Rectory, Bushmills, Co. Antrim.

(Note:  Rev. Charles N. Frizell was actually Charles WILLIAM Frizell of Dunluce.  Charles William Frizell had been born in about 1850 in Dublin to Jane Bourne and to Charles Frizell of Castle Kevin, Annamoe, Co. Wicklow.  Jane Bourne was the sister of Elizabeth Bourne who was married to Rev. John Grogan.)

Other information gleaned from Rev. John Grogan's accounts book:  He noted that he left Balrothery Parish on 5th August 1887 and resigned his post there on 16th June 1889.   In the section of the book devoted to his own life insurance, he noted his own birth date as 28th June 1816.

There was a section devoted to 'George William Grogan's Marriage Trust Money', which was begun on October 15th 1856 when Rev. John Grogan was living at home at Harcourt Street.  Rev. George William Grogan was Rev. John Grogan's brother, born in Dublin on 20th March 1819.  He married an Englishwoman, Helen Isabel Maria Hall, the daughter of Rev. William Hall of Great Bromley, Essex. The marriage occurred on the day that Rev. John started his marriage trust fund,  so presumably the fund was started to put aside money for Rev. George William's children.  Rev. John Grogan resigned as trustee in 1876.

Much of the book dealt with the boring finances associated with Balrothery Parish;  there also a section dealing with fire insurance paid on a property in Vesey Place, Kingstown.

A section of the book was devoted to the sale of two carriages, a phaeton and a brougham, on July 18th 1888.  They had been kept in a coach house on Raglan Road which runs adjacent to Clyde Road.

He detailed the rent paid on the family's home, 12 Clyde Road, which they took on 20th May 1887, at a rent of £100 per annum.  The landlord was the builder, Edward Kennedy of 6 Percy Place, Dublin, who would later die on 28th June 1890.  His daughters inherited the house - Julia Kennedy was the mother superior of Presentation Convent, St. Joseph's, Lucan, while her older sister was the unmarried Mary Kennedy of 9 Percy Place.  When Julia Kennedy died on 15th November 1906, her executors were Christopher and Margaret Rock of 53 Northumberland Road.
Later, Lizzie Grogan moved to 17 Clyde Road, then 21 Clyde Road, and her chequebook showed her paying the rent for No. 21 to a Marion C. Wallace, but no address was provided for this landlady.

A section of the accounts book dealth with an annuity paid at £1 a week from 5th August 1887 to a Mrs. Margaret Nixon of Balrothery village.  Rev. John's notes are intriguing: 'This discontinued as long as George Nixon is not in constant work but lives at the family's expense generally.  It is not just I should contribute to his support after his conduct in attempting to refuse to surrender the old castle premises to the Rev. Mr. Lombard the Rector so I discontinued April 6th 1888 the Annuity...'  On October 13th 1890 George Nixon died, so payment resumed again.  Margaret Nixon died on 10th January 1890 and the account was closed forever.   Rev. John Grogan gave a further £1 to Maria Nixon to cover the funeral expenses.  The 1901 census reveals Maria Nixon working as a house maid for the Grogan family in 17 Clyde Road.

Rev. John Grogan also devoted a portion of his accounts book to money which his brother, Sir Edward Grogan, had transferred to him to manage while he was abroad.

NB:  I have recently, in April 2015, deposited the accounts book of Rev. John Grogan of Balrothery and Clyde Road, with the R.C.B. Church Library in Rathgar, Co. Dublin, where it is free to consult.