William is the subject of this article.
John MAGUIRE, who was born in 1693, died in 1774 & was buried with his father at Killoughter Churchyard.
John MAGUERIN, of Ballyhaise, County Cavan, was party to a Deed of Lease, dated 17 Jun 1767 (Memorial No 120015, Deeds Registry, Henrietta Street, Dublin), by which Thomas NEWBURGH of Ballyhaise demised to him a farmlet in the Town and Lands of Mullalougher.
Possibly married Alice ROYAL; sometime of Belturbet, County Cavan; issue - a son John MAGUIRE, born County Cavan, ca 1774; married Letitia BOYD; John Jr emigrated to Ontario, 1823-24, with sons Thomas & Matthew, probably by an earlier marriage, the son Matthew marrying Sally BOYD with issue.
John & Matthew MAGUIRE, both of Mullalougher, Redhills, Co Cavan, & probaby Methodists, who on 5 Dec 1823, both then over 23 & of the yeomanry, petitioned the Colonial Office for assistance to emigrate to Carleton County, Canada West (later Ontario), perhaps to join relations already there - see Bruce S. ELLIOTT's "Irish Immigrants in the Canadas: a new approach," p. 327, in a footnote to text on p. 125. See Canada section at [#] below.]
However, descendants of Matthew McGUIRE of Ontario have recorded two versions of their ancestry - one is as shown above, with a marriage to Alice LOYAL; the other has two generations of John MAGUIRE/McGUIRE's marrying into the HENTHORNE family.
4. Martha MAGUIRE, born in 1735; died in 1822; married in the Diocese of Kilmore & Ardagh, 1767, Samuel MARTIN, of Tullyvin, Co Cavan; he may have been buried at St Peter's (C.of I.,), Dublin, 12 Jul 1813, aged 75; issue unknown, but possibly including (? Thomas MARTIN, of Sandymount, Co Dublin, the father of Joseph MARTIN, who married at St John's (C.of I.), Dublin, 12 Sep 1849, Elizabeth PHAIR, a daughter of John PHAIR of 48 Fleet St, Dublin, & a sister of Letitia PHAIR, the wife of Nathaniel COLGAN; ? a Dr MARTIN was Tutor to Robert MAGUIRE, son of Thomas MAGUIRE & Lucinda KENNY, on his admission to Trinity College).
So far, I have been unable to determine the identity of Letitia's parents - all we know is that her father's name was undoubtedly PHAYRE (or PHAIR/FAIR); & that her mother was still living, aged 77, around the year 1766, & probably living with her daughter in Mullalougher, Co Cavan.
William wrote an account of his life in 1823, which hereafter will be referred to as the W.M. Diary (leather-bound, with entries from reverse ends, one personal, the other genealogical, now in the possession of CRAWFORD descendants in Buckinghamshire). In it, William stated that Colonel NEWBURGH's widow:
[The W.M. Diary.]
However, 3 years after they were married, Thomas MAGUIRE & his wife Letitia, with an infant child in tow, joined the Society of Methodists; another who did was Mrs MAGUIRE's mother, "...poor... blind" and aged 77 years, although CROOKSHANK did not identify her by name; but we can be certain that it was Mrs PHAYRE, & probably a widow; although possibly re-married.
"But the Lord Gillmoy, deaf to anything that could be said on their behalf, caused both the young gentlemen to be hanged on Mr. Russell's sign-post in Belturbet, and, when they were dead, commanded to take their corpses into the kitchen, to cut off both their heads, and ordered them to be thrown out into the street to the soldiers to play at foot-ball with, and when the soldiers for some time had pleased themselves with this barbarous sport, the heads were set up on the market-house in Belturbet."
Patrick's Close (alias South or Back Close).
under the "Sepu" of St Sepulchre's.]
A plan of the Vicar's Bawn (as illustrated above) was drawn up in the Register in 1824 by their son, our William, and on it is shown the MAGUIRE plot, immediately adjacent to the southern wall of the "French" or "Lady" Chapel, directly under the last two windows nearest to the corner of the Chapel (the Lady Chapel had been, for a time, turned over for use by French Huguenots as a place of worship). Thomas was almost certainly buried in this plot.
Before we return to the subject of this article, & his illustrious career in Dublin, let us take a look at his immediate family connections. The little we know of his MAGUIRE aunts & uncles was recorded above; what we know of his siblings is as follows:
a. Robert PHAYRE, who settled in England with his wife Margaret TACKABURY; probably had issue (a child of Robert PHAIR buried in the Vicar's Bawn, 1 Jun 1815,"... in Mr Maguire's burial place").
b. John PHAYRE, born in Dublin, 12 May 1790, & after his parents died in 1802, he was raised by his MAGUIRE grandmother, & went to New York in 1817 (obituary, New York Christian Advocate, 4 Apr 1867, p.107); Deacon & Elder, Wesleyan Methodist Church, New York; died suddenly at his residence, 201 West 30th St, New York, 4 Dec 1866, & buried in his own plot, Cypress Hills Cemetery (see their Burial Records); marr 1stly, Frances A. BOGERT; she died at 198 Allen St, New York, 19 Jan 1841; with issue:
i. Elizabeth D. PHAYRE, b ca 1825, marr Isaac Jollie with issue.
ii. Sarah Anne PHAYRE, marr her 2nd cousin Thomas Lancelot PIGOTT.
iii. Francis PHAYRE, b ca 1830, died Feb 1852.
iv. daur marr SMITH with 2 children buried at Cypress Hills in Rev John PHAYRE's plot - John F. SMITH in Jan 1851 & Letitia M. SMITH in Jan 1853, both children.
John marr 2ndly, 16 Oct 1841, Catharine McComb JOLLIE; she died at 325 West 30th St, New York, 9 Jun 1873, aged 66; further issue:
v. John Francis PHAYRE, born New York City 11 Jul 1842, B.A. from the University City of New York, died New York 1919, having marr on 20 Aug 1869 Augusta C. TALLMAN, with issue a daughter Mary A. PHAYRE born 1871.
c. Letitia PHAYRE, Assistant Sexton at St Patrick's, 1817; Robekeeper, 1831; Sextonness, 3 Patrick's Close South, 1842-48; Gallery Keeper, 1845; marr William WHITE, Carpenter, also of St Patrick's Cathedral; h was buried there 14 Dec 1838; issue baptised at St Patrick's Cathedral:
i. Mary Anne WHITE, born 5 May 1821, & bt 14 May.
ii. Letitia WHITE, born 11 Jul 1823, & bt 24 Jul.
iii. William WHITE, bapt 13 Nov 1824, & buried 6 May 1825.
iv. Henry WHITE, bapt 25 May 1826, & buried 7 Jan 1829.
v. William Eustace WHITE, bapt 22 Apr 1827, & buried 8 Apr 1833.
vi. Thomas WHITE, born 13 Dec 1828, bt 21 Dec, & buried 22 Mar 1845.
vii. Lucinda WHITE, born 5 Nov 1830, & bt 25 Nov.
a. Thomas BUCK.
b. Daniel BUCK.
Thomas & Daniel BUCK witnessed a marriage in Johnstown District, Grenville County, Nov 1835, between Samuel MEECH & Eliza ENGLISH, & peformed by William BROWN, a Methodist Episcopal Church Minister [Johnstown District Marriage Registers, Archives of Ontario, Microfilm MS248, Reel 3].
c. Letitia BUCK.
Hiram HOLDEN married Canada West, 9 Sep 1834, Letitia BUCK, daughter of Thomas BUCK, both of Marchville, Grenville County, ceremony performed by Rev Anson GREEN, another Methodist Episcopal Church Minister; with issue including a son Thomas HOLDEN
This family emigrated to Canada on 28 April 1823 [W.M.'s Diary].
"Mr Thomas MAGUIRE, Ae 72 years, for many years Verger of this Cathedral & Sub-Proctor, buried 7 Aug 1844 in the family burial ground."
A Cathedral publication "Gravestones; St Patrick's Cathedral" consulted in Marsh's Library, records the inscription, now effectively illegible, as follows:
"...Also the remains of his father, Mr Thomas MAGUIRE of Harcourt Road, who departed this life the 6th of August 1844, aged 72 years."
The stone is now located on a plot unidentified on William MAGUIRE's 1842 Plan - it was almost certainly relocated from one of the two earlier graves, excavated when foundation work was carried out.
a. Anne Letitia ROBERTS, born 2 Apr 1840, & bt 10 Jun.
b. Robert Maguire ROBERTS, born 17 May 1841, & bt 18 May.
c. William ROBERTS, born 16 Nov 1843, & bt 27 Dec.
d. Lucinda Emily ROBERTS, born Dec 1844, bt 29 Jan 1845, & buried St Patrick's 30 May 1859.
e. Thomas Maguire ROBERTS, born 1 May 1846, & bapt St Peter's 28 May; Physician, at Dundrum, Co Dublin, 1911 Census, with wife & family; died Llanfairfechan, Caernarvonshire, 4 Nov 1930; married at Enniscorthy, County Wexford, in 1875 to Annie COOKE; she died at Llanfairfechan, 10 Oct 1936; with issue - Sophia Caroline ROBERTS, b Co Wexford, 26 Jul 1877; Lucie Eleanor ROBERTS, b Enniscorthy, 9 Apr 1879; Annie Ethel ROBERTS, b Enniscorthy, ca 1880; Elsie Alice ROBERTS, b Co Wexford, 1886; Thomas Philips Herbert ROBERTS, b Co Wexford, ca 1889, a Medical & Dental Student in 1911 living with his parents at age 22.
f. Margaret Martha ROBERTS, born 1 Sep 1847 & bt St Peter's 21 Oct.
g. Mary Ellen ROBERTS, born 22 Jul 1849 & bt St Peter's 13 Sep.
h. Letitia Alice ROBERTS, born 22 Nov 1850 & bt St Peter's 28 Jan 1851.
Possibly (but clearly not if he was dead before 1844) enumerated at No 2 Township (Edwardsburgh), Grenville County, Canada West (Ontario), 1851 Census, aged 77, Farmer, born Ireland, with Leticia McGUIRE, aged 51, & next door to Mathew McGUIRE, aged 27, Farmer ( in error for 37, on indications of later Census index information), both also born Ireland, & what appear to be other relations born Canada.
[Possibly settled in Carleton County, Ontario, anyway - if so, perhaps the relation of John & Matthew MAGUIRE, both of Mullalougher, Redhills, Co Cavan, who on 5 Dec 1823 petitioned the government for assistance to emigrate, perhaps to join relations already there - see above and Canada section at [#] below.]
Of his PHAYRE relations, we know almost nothing, other than to speculate that Thomas PHAYRE (above) was the son of one of William's uncles.
"...he removed to a distant part of the city, and I not liking the business, did not continue." [The W.M. Diary.]
"...preparing myself for whatever situation providence might please to direct me to." [The W.M. Diary.]
"I found this a place of great temptation for I was placed over Contractors, who, to gain the Officer placed over them, were in the habit of constantly treating them. The first day I entered my new employment, I, with other Officers, was invited to a tavern to dinner after which drink was very freely applied..." [The W.M. Diary.]
William took the advice of "...a good man" named Edward KINSLEY, a Lamp Inspector, who pointed out that if William accepted the Contractor's invitations, he would put himself "...under a Compliment to him" - but if he refused, he would remain independant of the Contractor's pressures. Which advice William was able to keep, from that day, refusing to:
"...accept of any treat or present and consequently would not give a Certificate of my Division until I was satisfied with the work. When I would be out on Inspection with my brother officers, they would go to taverns aand leave me without asking me to go with them, so completely did I get out of this Snare... "And yet after all this, I had the pleasure of the Contractors saying that I did them more justice than those who were living on them..." [The W.M. Diary.]
During this period, William was recorded as residing at 5 South Close (also known as Patrick's or Back Close), clearly the Sexton's residence, with his widowed mother Letitia. Undoubtedly things did not change when William assumed that responsibility on his mother's resignation in 1810.
WILLIAM TAKES A WIFE - MARY VICKERS, A METHODIST.
For, on 23 Jan 1804, William was married, by Consistorial License, & by the Rev James NEVINS (Curate of St Andrew's), to Mary VICKERS; and by 1822, 11 of their 16 children had been born (see below).
ii. John Alexander Dunbar VICKERS, born Toronto, 22 May 1858; died 1918; marr Ellen Florence TENCH, with issue.
iii. Katie Moodie VICKERS, born Toronto, 28 Jan 1860; died 1932; marr Philip Playford McMURRICH, with issue.
iv. William Wallbridge VICKERS, born Toronto, 6 Aug 1862; Barrister-at-Law; died at Toronto, 28 Jun 1927; married Mary HOWLAND, with issue.
v. Isabella Josephine VICKERS, born Toronto, 7 Aug 1864; died at Denver, May 1943; married on 21 Sep 1887, Henry SEWALL, M.D. (1855-1936), Professor of Physiology, Universities of Michigan (1881-89) & Denver (from 1889), Denver Health Commissioner, & Secretary of the Colorado Board of Health; no issue.
vi. Victor Gilmore Ridgway VICKERS, born Toronto, 1 Jun 1866; died at Montreal, 1944; married in 1905, Marcella May SMITH.
vii. Ethel Rosina VICKERS, born Toronto, 4 Mar 1868; married on 11 Nov 1891, Samuel William EWING, of Montreal; issue a daughter - Katherine Hamilton EWING (b Montreal, 1 Dec 1893, twice married with issue, & also known as Doria MARCH, silent film actress).
viii. Henrietta Moodie VICKERS, born Toronto, 2 Mar 1870; died in 1938; unmarried.
ix. Arthur Algoma VICKERS, born Toronto, 26 Mar 1872; died 1914; married Marcella Gertrude FINN.
x. Agnes Strickland VICKERS, born Toronto, 6 Nov 1874; died 1950; married 1902, Philip Edward McKENZIE.c. Elizabeth VICKERS , b Dublin, 25 Dec 1821; residing in Hove, Sussex, 1871, with her widowered brother George; died in Dublin, 12 Dec 1908, & buried in her MAGUIRE cousin's plot in Mt Jerome Cemetery.
WILLIAM'S FURTHER CAREER.
A sealed bottle, containing the record of the fact that they were lent to the Phrenological Society some 40 years ago, was found in the box, crushed into one of the skulls, and to this circumstance their preservation is in some degree due."
"In January, 1844, he was obliged to take his leave of his office at the Paving Board... His cough had become very troublesome, and his strength gradually declined, yet no serious fears were entertained of the issue until about the month of May. A consultation on his case was then held by the most eminent medical men in this city, when they pronounced his case to be hopeless. His disease proved to be an inward cancer, and his sufferings occasionally were very severe and protracted." [Primitive Wesleyan Methodist Magazine, 1845, p.34. From an issue held in the Library of the Wesleyan Historical Society in Ireland, Edgehill College, Belfast, & kindly extracted by the Archivist, Robin RODDIE.]
"When the funeral arrived at the north entrance to St Patrick's Cathedral, those preceeding the corpse formed into a semi-circle; and the coffin was met by the present Dean, the Hon and Very Rev Henry PAKENHAM. The writer of these pages never recollects to have heard the beautiful burial service of the Church of England more impressively or solemnly read than on this occasion. At the grave the Dean delivered an address, distinguished by fervid eloquence, deep feeling, and important evangelical truth.
"Thus was our respected brother honoured in death as well as in life." [P.W.M. Magazine, 1845, p.35.]
They were as follows:
i. John Vickers PIGOTT, born in Dublin & baptised at St Patrick's 12 Jun 1825; went to America; probably settled in Rose Township, Ramsey County Minnesota; died at St Paul, Minnesota, 10 Aug 1881; probably married Mary O'BRIEN; she died at St Paul, 21 Jun 1902, aged 68 with issue (Richard PIGOTT, born VA 1850; Margaret A. PIGOTT, born VA 1853, marr William BELL; John PIGOTT, born MN 1858; Thomas J. PIGOTT, born MN 1862; & Charles E. PIGOTT, born MN 1863).
ii. William Frederick PIGOTT, born in Dublin, 22 Jan 1827; buried St Patrick's Cathedral, 6 Jun 1842.
iii. Mary Georgina PIGOTT, born in Dublin & bapt at St Patrick's, 5 Oct 1828; died at Dalkey, 18 May 1837 & buried at St Patrick's.
iv. Thomas Lancelot PIGOTT, born in Dublin, 20 Mar 1831; went to New York before 1859; died at Manhattan, Jul 1911, & buried at Cypress Hills Cemetery, 11 Jul; marr at New York, 1863, his 2nd cousin Sarah Ann PHAYRE; issue (William H. PIGOTT, aged 15, with parents, 1880 Census; n.f.p.).
v. Alfred Joseph PIGOTT, born in Dublin, 21 May 1833; Imperial Army, in the Crimea & in India (Siege of Lucknow); went to New York, Mar 1861; 36th N.Y. Volunteer Infantry, Civil War; died at Philadelphia, 5 Jul 1863, without issue; married at New York, Feb 1863, Ellen WALSH.
vi. George Maguire PIGOTT, born in Dublin, 11 Sep 1836, & bapt atSt Peter's, 23 Jul 1839; went to Kansas, Jul 1858; died on a visit to his brother, Kiowa, Oklahoma, 26 Feb 1910, & buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Kansas; married Elizabeth, born Alabama, died 1907, without surviving issue.
vii. Henry Robert PIGOTT, born in Dublin, 5 Oct 1838, & bapt at St Peter's, 23 Jul 1839; went to Ceylon, 1862; emigrated to N.S.W., 1890; died at Faulconbridge, 26 Apr 1904; married at Battersea, London, 5 Jun 1862, Ellen GILES (daur of Rev John Eustace GILES by his 2nd wife Anne LEESE); she died at Burwood, N.S.W., 21 Jul 1925, with issue (including my grandfather Henry Robert Maguire PIGOTT - see all of their separate & earlier postings on this blog page).
viii. Edward Albert PIGOTT, born in Dublin, 22 Dec 1840, & bapt at St Peter's, 2 Aug 1842; went to the Choctaw Nation (later re-named Oklahoma); died at Kiowa, Pittsburg Co, Oklahoma, Jan 1912, & buried in his brother George's Plot, Lawrence, Kansas; married at Chickasaw Nation, 24 Jul 1871, Annie NORRIS (of the Choctaw Nation), with issue only one surviving daughter (Mary A. PIGOTT, born Indian Territories, Sep 1887; married 1908, George A. ROGERS; with issue a son Charles ROGERS, b Oklahoma 1907).
ix. Elizabeth Letitia PIGOTT, born in Dublin, 9 Oct 1843; went to New York, 1870; living in Manhattan, 1930 Census; unmarried.
x. Adelaide Kate PIGOTT, born in Dublin, 19 May 1848; went to live with her uncle Edward MAGUIRE after her mother's death; she died at Torquay, Apr 1856.
5. John MAGUIRE (pictured above); born in Sep 1813, & baptised 30 Sep; Manufacturing Ironmonger, of 10 Dawson Street, Dublin, 1841; founder of the firm MAGUIRE & Son; died at Bullock, Killiney, County Dublin, 6 Jun 1865, & buried at Mount Jerome Cemetery [Section C5, Plot 3264]; married, on 5 Mar 1841, probably in Dublin (or perhaps instead in Neneagh), Catherine FLETCHER (she was probably a daughter of Robert FLETCHER of Nenagh, Co Tipperary, Merchant, by his wife Sarah BURR); issue:
i. William Robert MAGUIRE, born in Dublin, ca 1841; went into business with his father, & carried it on after his father's death; Managing Director of the merged public company named MAGUIRE & GATCHELL, Ltd, 10 Dawson Street Dublin, 1899; resided at Tower Hill Lodge, Killiney; died there on 9 Dec 1923, & buried at Deansgrange Cemetery, Blackrock [Plot 6, Row B1, South Section]; married 1stly, at St Anne's (C.of I.), Dublin, 27 Apr 1865, Rosetta SCOTT [see image at http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/reels/d-344-3-4-038.pdf ]; she died on 4 Dec 1895, without issue. William marr 2ndly, at Holy Trinity, Bournemouth, 18 Dec 1905, his cousin Amy MAGUIRE (daughter of his uncle Joseph MAGUIRE - see below); she died at Tower Hill Lodge, 17 Feb 1940, without issue.
ii. Mary Elizabeth MAGUIRE, born in Dublin, ca 1850; married at Dalkey (C.of I.) Church, 9 Dec 1873, Edward Irwin SCOTT (brother of Rosetta MAGUIRE alias SCOTT), a Medical Practitioner; they lived in Gwangchow & Swatow, Guangdung Province, China, 1874-1880; in Brackley, Northants, 1883-87; went to Hove, Sussex, 1888; he died at Hove, 1914; issue (Edward Fletcher SCOTT, b 1874, marr Neva M. ULAND; Ernest Christian SCOTT, b 1876, unmarr; Mary Katherine SCOTT, b 1878, unmarr; Margaretta SCOTT, b 1880, marr Edward WIGHT; William Howard SCOTT, b 1881, unmarr; Rosetta SCOTT, b 1883, unmarr; John Maguire SCOTT, b 1883; Alice Elizabeth SCOTT, b 1885, marr Richard Minton COURTAULD; Dorothy SCOTT, b 1887, unmarr).iii. Elizabeth Kate MAGUIRE, born Dublin, ca 1852; married at Tower Hill Lodge, Dalkey, 24 Nov 1875, Joshua George BRERETON, Medical Practitioner; they lived in Chefoo, Shantung Province, China, 1879-1884; at Newport, Shropshire, 1891 Census; at Villa d'Este, Ryde, Isle of Wight, 1901 Census; with issue (Violet Kate BRERETON, b 1880, marr John Walter PRIDMORE; Adam Charles BRERETON, b 1884, unmarr; Dorothy Rosetta BRERETON, b 1891, marr Maurice Woodman EMLEY).
iv. John Burr MAGUIRE, born ca 1855; died suddenly, of heart disease, while skating at Kingstown, 6 Sep 1875, & buried in his father's plot at Mount Jerome Cemetery, aged 19; unmarried.
According to the passenger manifest, furnished by the Dublin authorities who prepared the list of proposed passengers for the Commissioners, Mary Ann McGUIRE was aged 20 on embarkation.
Subsequent information, provided by her in the course of several Court appearances in Sydney & at least one prison admission record, suggest that this emigrant was born in Dublin, was a Protestant (or had subsequently became one- especially so if she was raised in the Foundling Hospital), and appears with an alternate birth year of 1815, 3 years at variance with the formal record from her institution of origin in Dublin.
Her activities did not markedly distinguish her from the other co-emigrants, all of which resulted in the coining of the sarcastic epithet, Red Rovers, which was applied very loosely to women with very loose morals - although this McGUIRE emigrant does appear to have found her way back to Ireland, probably paid for by moneys she "extorted" from the father of the illegitimate daughter she took with her (& who subsequently re-emigrated, in 1849, as an unaccompanied 14 year-old, to her place of birth, her mother apparently being "constrained" to remain in Dublin).
Despite clear evidentiary difficulties (the most obvious being that many foundlings bore their mother's surname anyway), an Australian descendant of this 1832 emigrant believes that this ancestor may have been the above Mary Anne MAGUIRE, born in Dublin in Dec 1815.
It is my considered opinion that she does not belong to this family. However, I will happily include her details in this blog if and when validated evidence of a connection is forthcoming.
Although that will always be tempered by another great difficulty - any alternate Protestant baptisms that may have taken place in Dublin in the time frame is likely to have been recorded in one or other of the Registers surrendered to the Public Record Office at the commencement of Irish Statutory Registration - and more than half of these were destroyed in the fires which consumed the contents of the Four Courts Building in Dublin in 1922, as the result of Artillery bombardments that took place about the time of the Partition of the Six Counties in the North from the emerging Irish Free State.
ii. Elizabeth MAGUIRE, born County Dublin, 1848; died on 12 Dec 1835; married at Dublin, 9 Apr 1881, Charles Banks CORDNER (son of Pendock Charles CORDNER); Commercial Traveller, Tea & Wine; he died on 24 Apr 1923; issue (Cecil Charles CORDNER, b ca 1882, unmarr; Albert Noel CORDNER, b ca 1883, marr Ethel Marie HUTCHINS; Ida Lillian CORDNER, b ca 1885; Hubert Victor CORDNER, b ca 1886, unmarr & to Australia; & Elsie CORDNER, b ca 1890).
iii. Anna Jane MAGUIRE, born in 1850; died at 14 Kenilworth Square South, 16 Sep 1866, & buried in the family plot, Mount Jerome Cemetery, aged 16.
iv. Letitia MAGUIRE, born in Dublin, ca 1851; known as Tissie; Nursing Sister; District Nurse, 54 London Road, Braintree, Essex, 1891 Census; Superintendent of Firs House, Trinity Road, Bournemouth, 1901 & 1911 Censuses; died at Tower Hill Lodge, Dalkey, 11 Aug 1933, & buried in the family plot, Mount Jerome Cemetery; unmarried.
v. William Andrew MAGUIRE, born in Dublin, 30 Jun 1853; Rathmines School; Sanitation Engineer; at 59 Kenilworth Square, 1888; of 2 Home Villa, Rathmines, 1889; at 65 Canford Road, Wandsworth, London, 1891 Census; died at Wandsworth, 7 Mar 1892; married at St Olave's Parish Church, Southwark, 5 Oct 1888, his cousin Ephraimina Adams MAGUIRE (daur of his uncle Rev Robert MAGUIRE - see below); issue (Wilfred Adams MAGUIRE, born 1889, died 1890; & Effie MAGUIRE, born 1891, died 1892).
vi. Amy MAGUIRE, born ca 1855; School Governess, with her married cousin at the Villa d'Este, Ryde, I. o W., 1901 Census; died at Tower Hill Lodge, Dalkey, 17 Feb 1940; marr, as his 2nd wife, her cousin William Robert MAGUIRE (son of her uncle John MAGUIRE of Dawson St - see above); no issue.
vii. Mary Caroline MAGUIRE, born at Rathgar, 1 Dec 1856; died at Castlewood Park, Rathmines, 30 Jan 1939, & buried Mount Jerome Cemetery [Section C6, Plot 8946]; married at Rathfarnham (C.of I.), 2 Apr 1879, James WELLS (son of William Frederick WELLS, Pharmacist); of 52 Upper O'Connell St, Dublin, Pharmacist; he died at Rathgar Rd, 7 Mar 1893; issue (Albert Owen WELLS, born 1880, unmarried; Annie Elizabeth WELLS, born 1881, married Charles Tancred KEATINGE; William Frederick WELLS, b 1883, married Annie; Violet Mary WELLS, born 1884, unmarried; Norah Beatrice WELLS, born 1886, unmarried; Eileen Lillian WELLS, born 1888, married Thomas FITZHENRY; Agnes Margaret WELLS, born 1891, married John Caldwell FERGUSSON)
viii. Georgina Henrietta MAGUIRE, baptised at Rathfarnahm (C.of I.), 15 Aug 1858; informed her mother's death, 1896; Nurse, "Rest for the Dying," Heytesbury Street, Dublin, 1904, when she informed her father's death; Matron, 20 Camden Row, 1911 Census, aged 52 & unmarried; died on 25 Feb 1941, & buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery [Section B205, Plot 23981] with her niece Mrs Agnes Margaret FERGUSSON alias WELLS.
ii. Mary MAGUIRE, born 1851; died 1851, & buried New Burying Ground, Belfast, aged 1 week.
iii. William Ewart MAGUIRE, born Glenbank, Belfast, 22 Sep 1855; died at Torquay, Devons, 28 Feb 1856; aged 6 months.
Edward married 2ndly, at Knock Breda (C.of I.), 9 Nov 1865, Mary KINAHAN (daughter of Rev John KINAHAN & Emily GEORGE); she died at Ardmara, Co Down, 19 Feb 1904, aged 70; with further issue:
v. Frederick George MAGUIRE, born 10 Nov 1867, & baptised at Dunluce, Co Antrim, 5 Jan 1868; worked for some years in Ceylon; at Seacourt, Bangor, County Down, 1907; Director, Sirocco Engineering Works, Belfast, 1911; died at Glenbank, Bangor, 31 Jul 1933; married on 15 Jan 1903, Clara May DAVIDSON (born Belfast, 13 May 1875, daughter of Sir Samuel Cleland DAVIDSON, founder of the Sirocco Engineering Works); she died at Belfast, 7 Apr 1950; with issue (Doreen May MAGUIRE, born Bangor, 1903, unmarried; Richard Frederick MAGUIRE, born Bangor 26 Jul 1907, married in 1938 Elizabeth Brice SMYTH, to Phoenix, Arizona, & died there 7 Feb 1955; Edward Davidson MAGUIRE, born 1909, married Sarah F.M. HARRISON).
vi. Mary (Emily) MAGUIRE, born at Dunluce, 20 Ar 1869; living with her father, 1911, aged 41, unmarried.
vii. Kathleen Henrietta MAGUIRE, born at Dunluce, 6 Oct 1870; housekeeper to her brother Frederick in Ceylon; at Repton House, Riding Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, 1911 Census, aged 40, with her husband; married at St James's, Piccadilly, London, 15 Sep 1910, Capt Joseph STRAKER, of Earls Colne, Essex.
viii. Charles James Kinahan MAGUIRE, born on 31 Mar 1872, & baptised at Dunluce, 12 May; with his married SCOTT cousin, at Hove, Sussex, 1891 Census; Captain, 1st Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, Boer War; killed-in-action at the Battle of Diamond Hill, Pretoria, 12 Jun 1900; unmarried; a "costly" memorial window was erected at Bangor Church in his memory.
ix. Eva Marion MAGUIRE, born at Ballinderry Rectory, 12 Aug 1873; Royal University, Belfast; M.A. with Gold Medal in Modern Languages; worked tirelessly for most of her life for Elise SANDES in her Soldiers Homes, firstly at Quetta, India (1898-1902); at the Curragh Camp; at Athlone West, County Westmeath (1911 Census); & at Ballykinler, County Down (after the 1922 partition of Ireland); took over as Head of the Homes after Elise SANDES died in 1934; worked closely with the U.S. Military Brass in World War 2, including Dwight D. EISENHOWER; O.B.E.; died at Ballykinler, 27 Oct 1967, & buried, with full Military Honours, at Tyrella Cemetery; unmarried.
x. Muriel Alice May MAGUIRE, born County Antrim, ca 1877; worked for a time with her sister Eva in the Miss Sandes Homes; published her book "Eva Maguire of the Sandes Soldiers Homes" in 1945; died on 11 Mar 1973; married at the Abbey Church, Bangor, 10 Jun 1913, Rev James QUINN (born 9 Oct 1878, son of Joseph QUINN & Rebecca BOYCE); Curate of Knockaney, 1904; Curate of Bangor, 1906; Rector of St Michael's, Belfast, 1913; Incumbent of St Jude's, Ballynafeigh, Belfast, 1924; Chancellor of Down Cathedral; retired 1956; died on 8 May 1964, & buried Knotty Ash Cemetery, Rostrevor; with issue (Joseph Edward Gough QUINN, born 1914, unmarried; James Charles Frederick QUINN, born 1919, married Hannah GWYNN).
14. Henry MAGUIRE, (pictured above); born on 5 Feb 1824, & baptised 21 Feb; Collector of Public Monies, 9 Peter Place, 1846-53; Collector of Taxes, Paving Board, 1848; Rate Collector, Office of the Collector-General of Rates, 1856; at Rathgar Cottage, Rathgar, 1862-63; 27 Garville Avenue, Rathgar, 1864-65; 36 Cullenswood Avenue, Ranelagh, 1867; 27 Garville Avenue, Rathgar, 1864-85; 74 Grosvenor Street, Rathmines, 1893-98; Kenilworth Road, Rathgar, 1901 & 1911 Censuses; died at 30 Kenilworth Road, 15 Nov 1911, aged 86, Engineer, & buried at Mount Jerome Cemetery [Section 230, Plot 8082]; married at St Peter's (C.of I.), Dublin, 5 Jul 1861, Emily JONES (daughter of William JONES of Cambridge Terrace, Rathgar) [see image at http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/reels/d-45-3-14-109.pdf ]; she died at 27 Ormonde Road, Rathmines, 15 Mar 1890; with issue:
ii. Emily MAGUIRE, born 1862; died 27 Garville Avenue, 8 Apr 1874, aged 11 years 6 months.
iii. Frederick William MAGUIRE, born Garville Avenue, 13 Jan 1864; Ironmonger, 8 Desmond Terrace, 1893; 121 Tritonvlle Terrace, Sandymount, 1898-1902; at 6 Claremont Terrace, Rathmines, 1911 Census; died 1950; married Dublin North, 16 Aug 1887, Fannie Theresa EARLS; issue (Lyndon Frederick MAGUIRE, born 1891; Irene Laura MAGUIRE, born 1895, married Herbert NIBLOCK; Norman Earls MAGUIRE, born 1898, married Ethel POWDERLY; Vera Noel MAGUIRE, born 1900, married Gerald CLARKE; Eva Constance MAGUIRE, born 1902, married Cecil DICKSON; & Edna Kathleen MAGUIRE, born 1902, married George Percy Garfield CRAWFORD).
iv. Herbert MAGUIRE, born Rathfarnham, 25 Mar 1865; Commission Agent, with his father, 1901 & 1911 Censuses; died in 1938; possibly married in 1936.
v. Ethel Mary MAGUIRE, born at 36 Cullenswood Avenue, 8 Oct 1866; with father, 1901 & 1911 Censuses, unmarried, & housekeeper; probably died on 29 Oct 1918, & buried in the family plot at Mount Jerome Cemetery.
vi. Eily MAGUIRE, born at 11 Leinster Road West, 26 Sep 1868; died at 5 Bloomfield Avenue, 21 Jun 1887, aged 18, & buried in the family plot, Mount Jerome Cemetery.
vii. Ada Georgina MAGUIRE, born at 27 Garville Ave, 17 Jun 1870; died on 25 Aug 1870, & buried in her JONES grandparents' plot, Mount Jerome Cemetery; an infant.
viii. Hedley Vickers MAGUIRE, born on 5 Sep 1871; aged 30, Clerk, with father, 1901; Commercial Traveller, Drugs, at 16 Rathgar Avenue, Rathmines, 1911 Census, with wife & 2 ch'n; married at Trinity Church, Rathmines, 29 Aug 1902, Gertrude Emily JAMES (daughter of the late Henry JAMES of Rathdowney); she died on 10 Nov 1927; with issue (Eric MAGUIRE, born 1903; Ena Kathleen MAGUIRE, born 1906; & Hedley Vickers MAGUIRE, born & died 1920).
ix. Eveline Maude MAGUIRE, born on 15 Sep 1874; died at 28 Ormonde Road, 20 Feb 1889, aged 14, & buried Mount Jerome Cemetery.
x. Muriel Marrable MAGUIRE, born in Dublin, 24 Mar 1876; died on 30 Jun 1889, & buried in the family plot, Mount Jerome Cemetery..
xi. Edgar MAGUIRE, born in Dublin South, 1878; with his father, 1911 Census, aged 33 & "Retired from the Army."
ii. Ephraimina Adams MAGUIRE, born Islington, 1856; died at Burton-upon-Trent, 1907; married 1stly, at St Olave's Southwark, 5 Oct 1888, her cousin William Andrew MAGUIRE (son of her uncle Joseph MAGUIRE - see above); with issue, not surviving (see above also); he died in 1892; she married 2ndly, at St Stephen's, Wandsworth, 19 Aug 1896, Rev Thomas George STRONG, a widower; possible additional issue (Effie Louise STRONG, b 1897).
iii. Mary Esther MAGUIRE, born at 24 Lonsdale St, Islington, 28 Apr 1857; died at Clerkenwell, 1859; a child.
iv. Dorothea Letitia MAGUIRE, born at 39 Myddleton Sq, 2 May 1858; School Teacher, aged 32, unmarried, with sister & brother-in-law, 1891; aged 52, Own Means, Kensington, 1911 Census.
v. Robert Ephraim MAGUIRE, born at 39 Myddleton Sq, 16 Mar 1861; with parents, 1861 & 1871 Censuses; the only surviving issue not named in his father's will, 1890; went to Australia; died at Sydney Hospital, 26 Jul 1915, late of Queensland; unmarried.
vii. Gertrude Owen MAGUIRE, born at 39 Myddleton Sq, 2 Jun 1872; aged 28, with her mother, 1901 Census, unmarried; a Patient at Heigham Hall, Old Palace Rd, Norwich, 1911 Census.
viii. Edith Frances MAGUIRE, born at 39 Myddleton Sq, 19 Feb 1874; died at St Olave's Rectory, 26 Sep 1877, aged 3.
ix. Francis Edward MAGUIRE, born at St Olave's Rectory, 14 Nov 1876; Chartered Accountant, with mother, 1901 Census; of 22 Montague Gardens, Wallington, Surrey, 1909 (grave transfer, Highgate Cemetery Burial Register), & in 1911 Census, aged 34, Assistant Secretary, with wife Ada (aged 36, born Hulton, Cranwick, Yorks); died in 1971; married at Bromley, Kent, Dec quarter 1908, Ada Gertrude PUDSEY; issue included two daughters.
16. Georgina MAGUIRE, born on 3 Aug 1828, & baptised 8 Aug; died in Mar 1865, & buried Vicar's Bawn, 30 Mar, aged 36; unmarried.
[#] A RELATED McGUIRE FAMILY IN CANADA WEST (ONTARIO).
Mathew MAGUIRE, John MAGUIRE & William MAGUIRE were the elder sons of John MAGUIRE (1693-1774) of Clara, near Redhills, County Cavan, by his wife Martha BUCK; they may have been born ca 1725-35. One of these may have been ancestor to John & Matthew MAGUIRE, both of Mullalougher, Redhills, County Cavan, & probaby Methodists, who on 5 Dec 1823, both then over 23 & of the yeomanry, petitioned the Colonial Office for assistance to emigrate to Carleton County, Canada West (later Ontario), perhaps to join relations already there.
"A third group of settlers in Carleton County was represented in Colonel COCKBURN's List by William KEMP of Cavan. Several dozen families of Protestant farmers & weavers from north Cavan parishes of Annagh, Annacliffe.& Castleterra petitioned the Colonial Office for assistance to emigrate to join relaqtives in the Richmond military settlement between 1820 and 1830 [fn.31].
"Though the government refused them aid, most came in any case, and settled in Goulburn, Huntly, March & Nepean Townships,where they were joined by a number of families from their old neighbourhoods, who did not bother to petition the government before leaving ireland. Many of the emigrants were pioneers of Methodism in Carleton County, and their faith, which they adopted in Ireland and not on the Canadian frontier, helped keep the families close for many generations."
And at p 327 (the preceding page, 326, was not shown in the google.book search result):
"Fn 31. ..James WILSON and John MAGUIRE, 18 Dec 1822; CO 384/9, f.357, petition of John and Matthew MAGUIRE, Mullaloghter, Redhills, 5 Dec 1823; PAC, RG 1, L 3, P14/83, petition of William, Isaac & Abraham PRATT, John McGUIRE Sr & Jr, Matthew McGUIRE and John MOORE, Huntly, read 28 Sep 1825 ".
There can be little doubt that the Mullaloghter MAGUIRES were related to the family of Thomas MAGUIRE of Mullalougher, near Redhills, Parish of Castleterra, County Cavan, by his wife Letitia PHAYRE. Their son John MAGUIRE (the 2nd of the name, & born County Cavan, probably at Mullalougher, on 10 May 1774), was recorded in William MAGUIRE's 1823 "Memoir" as having gone to America on 18 Mar 1795; & of having died there (this additional entry was not in William MAGUIRE's hand, so may have occurred after his death in 1844).
He is certainly of the right age for the John McGUIRE who was enumerated at No 2 Township (Edwardsburgh), Grenville County, Canada West (Ontario), 1851 Census, aged 77, Married, a Farmer, born Ireland, with Leticia McGUIRE, aged 51, Married, also born Ireland; daughter Margaret E. THOMSON, aged 21, Marr (not of this family), and sons Jacob McGUIRE, aged 18, & James McGUIRE, aged 11, both Labourers & both born Canada.
In the adjacent dwelling was Mathew McGUIRE, aged 27, Farmer, b Ireland (later census information suggests his age was recorded in error for 37), with Sarah McGUIRE, also aged 27 (also prob in error for 37), Marr, b Ireland, and their children John (aged 13), Sarah (13), Helen (12), James (10), Matthew (8), Jacob (6), Fanny (4) & Mary Ann (2); also in this dwelling were James BOYDE, aged 17, b Ireland (undoubtedly a brother of Sarah McGUIRE Sr), & Thomas McGUIRE, 40, b Ireland (probably Matthew Sr's brother). If Matthew Sr was 37, & if Thomas was his brother, and they were John McGUIRE Sr's son, then it is clear they must have been by an earlier marriage.
And the appearance of the name Matthew also suggests this might have been one of the Mullalougher imigrants.
However, there is some information at large (a 2004 Rootsweb posting by Mary Lou FRY, of Dunrobin, Ontario, citing a "...hand-written note-book"), which suggests that this John McGUIRE was married to Letitia BOYD, and that his parents were John McGUIRE & Alice ROYAL. Further, & perhaps informed from the same source, a MURRAY family tree (ancestry.com) indicates that John McGUIRE (the Alice ROYAL spouse) had been born in Belturbet, Co Cavan (a few miles to the west of Redhills).
Either way, it is possible to speculate the following descent:
John MAGUIRE, born County Cavan, 1774; emigrated to Ontario before 1823; died in Ontario; married 1stly, with issue:
1. Thomas McGUIRE, born Ireland, ca 1811; residing with his brother Mathew, 1851 Census, aged 40.
2. Matthew McGUIRE, born Ireland, ca 1814; at Edwardsburgh, 1861 Census, aged 46, with wife & 3 ch'n; ditto, 1871, aged 58; died at Edwardsburg, Grenville Co, Ont, 7 Jul 1877; married Sarah (Sally) BOYD; she was born Ireland, ca 1813; she was at Edwardsburgh, 1881 Census, aged 70, with 2 daurs; issue:
a. John McGUIRE, born Spencerville, Ontario, 1 May 1837; aged 13, with parents, 1851; at Edwardsburgh, 1861 Census, aged 23, Cabinet Maker; at Almonte, Lanark County, 1871, aged 34, with wife & 3 ch'n; married Grenville County, Ont, 15 Mar 1864, Jane HENDRY; issue - James McGUIRE (aged 6 in 1871), Ellen McGUIRE (aged 5 in 1871), Alice McGUIRE (aged 3 in 1871), Letitia Henrietta McGUIRE (b Almonte, 19 Jun 1873) & John Matthew McGUIRE (b Almonte, 7 Mar 1877).
b. Sarah Jane McGUIRE, born Spencerville, 1 Nov 1839; aged 13, with parents, 1851; aged 21, with brothers, 1861; died at Spencerville, 14 May 1928; married at Edwardsburgh, 3 May 1864, Thomas Hunter SMAIL, with issue.
c. Helen McGUIRE, born Spencerville 13 Nov 1840; aged 12, with parents, 1851; aged 20, ditto, 1861; aged 40, with mother, 1881.
d. James McGUIRE, born Spencerville, 30 May 1842; aged 10, with parents, 1851; aged 18, ditto, 1861; at Almonte, 1871 Census, aged 28, Cabinet Maker, with wife Elizabeth.
e. Matthew McGUIRE, born Spencerville, 13 Mar 1844; aged 8, with parents, 1851.
f. Jacob McGUIRE, born Spencerville, 12 Sep 1845; aged 6, with parents, 1851; Apprenticed to his brother John, 1861 Census, aged 15; with parents, 1871, with wife; Farmer; died at Edwardsburgh, 2 May 1932; married at Spencerville, 24 Jan 1870, Mary Ann DUKELOW; issue - Matthew McGUIRE (born 1871; died 1953; married 1894, Margaret Scott FRASER); Gertrude Anne McGUIRE (born 1873; died 1935; married John Andrew RIDDELL); Sarah Jane McGUIRE (born 1875; died 1927); Margaret Ellen McGUIRE (born 1877); Mary Esther McGUIRE (born & died 1880); Fanny Helena McGUIRE (born 1881); Charles Joseph McGUIRE (born 1886); Hester Alice McGUIRE (born 1881; married Edward James HUNTER).
g. Fanny McGUIRE, born Spencerville, 17 Oct 1847; aged 4, with parents, 1851; aged 13, ditto, 1861; probably married Daniel MILLS with issue.
h. Mary Ann McGUIRE, born Spencerville, 27 Apr 1850; aged 2 mos, with parents, 1851; aged 10, ditto, 1861; aged 30, with mother, 1881.
John marr 2ndly, Letitia (unknown - perhaps ? BOYD); she was born Ireland, ca 1800; with husband, 1851 Census, aged 51; further issue:
3. Margaret E. McGUIRE, born Canada, ca 1830; married Mr THOMPSON; of Gananoque; visiting her parents, 1851 Census, aged 21.
4. Jacob McGUIRE, born Canada, ca 1832; aged 18, Labourer, with parents, 1851.
5. James McGUIRE, born Canada, ca 1839; aged 11, with parents, 1851.
Another family of relations who emigrated to Ontario, on 28 Apr 1823 [William MAGUIRE's Memoir] were Thomas BUCK & his wife Martha MAGUIRE (she was born on 13 Jul 1765, and was William's eldest sister), with their 3 children:
1. Thomas BUCK.
Thomas & Daniel BUCK both witnessed a marriage in Johnstown District, Grenville County, Nov 1835, between Samuel MEECH & Eliza ENGLISH, & peformed by William BROWN, a Methodist Episcopal Church Minister [Johnstown District Marriage Registers, Archives of Ontario, Microfilm MS248, Reel 3].
2. Daniel BUCK.
Daniel BUCK, Carpenter, was appointed Lockmaster, Clowes Lock (#20), Rideau Canal Waterway, 1832; transferred to Poonmalie Lock (#32), 1844; transferred to Old Slys Lock, 1847; Newboro Lock, 1847; Old Slys, 1849-1871; at Montague, South Lanark County, Ont, 1871 Census, aged 67, Married, born Ireland, with wife Margaret; at Smith's Falls, Lanark South, Ontario, 1881, aged 78, Widower, Pensioner, C. of E.; ditto, 1891, aged 83; retired on a pension of nearly $200 p.a.; died at Smith's Falls, Sp 1893, aged 90.
3. Letitia BUCK.
Hiram HOLDEN married 1stly, Canada West, 9 Sep 1834, Letitia BUCK, daughter of Thomas BUCK, both of Marchville, Grenville County, ceremony performed by Rev Anson GREEN, a Methodist Episcopal Church Minister; with issue:
a.Thomas Buck HOLDEN, born Oneida County, New York, 7 Feb 1840; went to Canada at age 2; Victoria College, Cobourg, 1860; Lawyer; called to the Canadian Bar, 1863; stood for Parliament or the Reform Party,1872, 1874 & 1879, without success; Alderman, Belleville City Council, Baldwin Ward, 1871, & Kitcheson Ward, 1880; Police Magistrate; a Methodist; died 28 Jun 1884; married 20 Jul 1864, Mary Elizabeth PIPER; she was born 12 Jan 1846, & died 25 Feb 1920; issue - Hiram William HOLDEN (born 1865; his portrait presented 1915 to the Chicago Law Institute; marr Ethel Mae BOBBITT); John Bell HOLDEN (b 1866, d 1947; marr Maude Louise MILLMAN); Louisa Lydia HOLDEN (born 1870; died 1941; marr Thomas S. CLARK); Letitia HOLDEN (born 1871; died 1952); Mary Ella HOLDEN (born 1872; died 1958); Henry Wilberfore Aikens HOLDEN (born 1874); & Thomas Frederick HOLDEN (born 1877; died 1897).
Hiram married 2ndly, Belleville, 27 May 1845, Maria HOWARD.
SOME SPECULATION ABOUT WILLIAM'S EARLIER MAGUIRE ANCESTRY.
Inevitably there is interest in the ancestry of William's great-grandfather, Capt Bryan McConnagher MAGUIRE (1648-1724), said to have been native to Lisnaskea in County Fermanagh. All we have from William's diary is that his great-grandfather, "...being a junior descendant from the great Stem, had his sword for his fortune." Which suggests that he had no idea as to the identity of this great-grandfather; but that he was aware that he had next to no chance of inheriting MAGUIRE property or title.
But William availed himself of a family Coat-of-Arms (pictured above), which he used to adorn the memorial obelisk he had erected in the Vicar's Bawn. There is no evidence in the Genealogical Office in Dublin (the lineal successor to the Office of the Chief Herald in Ireland) that he sought any approval to use the Arms; nor do I suspect that the bronze caster needed any particular authority before proceeding with the manufacture of the plaque.
William almost certainly would have "rubbed shoulders" with staff of the Chief Herald's Office while they were preparing escutcheons for adornment of Cathedral choir stalls of members of the Order of St Patrick's, so had ample opportunity to make enquiries as to protocols concerning useage of these Arms. And William impressed the same Arms on the wax seal to the bottle containing his explanatory messages which he placed in Dean SWIFT's coffin in 1835, presumably by the use of a signet ring, made for that purpose. William probably had the ring made for his own use, as his being the youngest son would have meant his father's (if he had one) would instead have gone to the eldest surviving son Thomas. In this case, William may have needed to persuade the jeweller that he had a claim to the Arms (they are most often used to authenticate signatures on property deeds, as the "seal" part of "sign and seal"). But, if it was a family heirloom, it would be fascinating to discover where it is now located, assess it for age from maker's marks, & see if it may have belonged to his great-grandfather before him. And William replicated the arms in his diary, which showed the Arms identical to the brass insert, with the exception of th horse's left fore-leg (splayed forward), and included the Ducal Stag as Crest (without Ducal coronet), and a Motto, in what appears to be celtic style lettering, & which I deciphered as "Creorvis Romad" - which does not make sense.
His middle name may have been a corruption of Cuconnaght, & that may have been used by him or others, as a patronymic, to distinguish him from another or other Bryan MAGUIREs of his age. Which is not entirely convincing, as the other Bryan MAGUIRE he is most likely to have been confused with was Bryan (ca 1665-1712) of Tempo, whose father was in fact Cuconnaght (see below). But it was probably instead a patronymic of Cnogher alias Conchobhair.
There is a hint of his being connected to the Tempo MAGUIRE family (see J.G. SIMMS's 1979 paper, "The Williamite War in South Ulster," published in the Clogher Journal). Even suggestions that Bryan may have been shunned by his family, & his details perhaps "removed" from family pedigrees does not help, as it only increases the speculative nature of any further interest in, or "claim" upon that illustrious lineage.
However, there is published pedigree which does record, for about the right generation, a Bryan MAGUIRE who was the son of Connacher MAGUIRE. This is Pedigree No 572 of the "Geinealaighe Fearmanach" (G.F.), as published by the Irish Manuscripts Commission in "Analecta Hibernica," No 3, Sep 1931, at page 101.
And it records a direct descent from Eamuinn na Cuile, the 8th MAGUIRE Chief of Fermanagh, through his only legitimate son Giolla Padruicc MAGUIRE, all as follows, with expanded detail from other sources, including the Annals of the Four Masters & the Annals of Ulster.
DESCENT OF THE MAGUIRE FAMILY OF KNOCKNINNY, CO FERMANAGH.
DONN CARRACH; the first MAGUIRE Chief of Fermanagh, 1264-1302; son of Domnhail who was son of Giolla Iosa; father of:
FLAITHBEARTAGH (Flaherty) MAGUIRE; 2nd Chief of Fermanagh, 1302-1327; father of:
RORY EINIGH (the Generous) MAGUIRE; 3rd Chief of Fermanagh, 1327-1338; father of:
AODH RUADH (Red Hugh) MAGUIRE; 4th Chief of Fermanagh, 1338-1363; father of:
PHILIP NA TUAIGHE (Battleaxe) MAGUIRE; 5th Chief of Fermanagh, 1363-1393; father of:
THOMAS MOR MAGUIRE (Giolla Dubh or Black Lad); 6th Chief of Fermanagh, 1395-1430; died 1430; some sources suggest he married Margaret O'NEIL (daughter of Conn O'NEIL, Chief of Tyrone), with issue 7 sons, including 2nd son Philip (Tanist of the Clan, & progenitor of the Tempo MAGUIREs - see below), and his eldest son:
THOMAS OGE MAGUIRE; 7th Chief of Fermanagh, 1430-1471; by Juliana CAMPBELL, the father of Conchubar Mor MAGUIRE (the 10th Chief, 1503-27), & of his eldest son:
EAMONN MAGUIRE; the 8th Chief of Fermanagh, 1471-86; lost territory & prestige to raids by O'NEILL & O'DONNELL, 1483; his chiefship was further savaged by internal feuding, & in particular by the fratricidal assassination of his only legitimate son Giolla-Phadraig, 1484; relinquished the Chiefship in 1486, fearing his illegitimate sons would also murder his only legitimate grandson Phelimidh Dubh, then only a child; last of the chiefs from the senior branch of MAGUIREs based at Knockninny &/or Lisnaskea; died 1488 [Annals of the Four Masters]; father of:
GIOLLA-PHADRAIG MAGUIRE, the only legitimate son amongst the 14 sons that Eamonn had; his father preserved for him the Barony of Cuile (Coole) & Cnoch Ninnie (Knockninny) for his posterity, before abdicating the Chiefship in favour of his nephew & Giolla-Phadraig's cousin, Sean MAGUIRE (the 9th Chief of Fermanagh, 1486-1503); Giolla-Phadraig was slain at the altar of the Church of Achadh-Urchair (Aghalurcher), 13 Sep 1484, by five of his half-brothers - Don, John, Edmond, Art Carrach & Hugh MAGUIRE; father of:
PHELIMIDH DUBH MAGUIRE; (Phelimy Duffe); died 1533 [Annals of Ulster]; father of:
SEAIN MAGUIRE of Knockninny; father of:
BRYAN MAGUIRE of Knockninny; "...appears in a fiant of 1592 [Fiants of Elizabeth, No 5716] as a follower of Hugh MAGUIRE, 'chief of his name,' but it is clear that Brian mac Seain was a relatively minor figure" [Bernadette CUNNINGHAM & Raymond GILLESPIE, "The Purposes of Patronage: Brian MAGUIRE of Knockninny and his Manuscripts," Clogher Record, Vol. XIII, No.1, 1988, p.40].
BRYAN was father of:
1. Fheidhlime MAGUIRE (his issue recorded in Pedigree G.F. 542, "Analecta Hibernica").
2. Aodh Ruaidh MAGUIRE (ditto Pedigree G.F. 543).
3. Conchonacht MAGUIRE (ditto Pedigree G.F. 544).
4. Concobhair Mhodortha (alias Connor or Cnocher) MAGUIRE. See next.
CNOGHER MODARTHA MAGUIRE of Knockninny; the "Melancholy" or perhaps "Courtly"; identified as Concobhair mhodortha in "Geinealaighe Fearmanach" Pedigrees G.F. 549 & 572 ("Analecta Hibernica"); "...in 1629, Conor mac Brian, almost certainly Brian's father who was usually known as Conor Modartha mac Brian, held a one year lease from [Lord James] BALFOUR of 109 acres of the Townland of Drumquillia in the Barony of Coole; by 1634 he held the lands of Tomnefernoge at £4 5 shilings per annum from BALFOUR on an annual lease; and by 1636 he had progressed yet further to the 'great tate' of Chime at £12, 2 muttons and 12 hens per annum. In 1641 he, and his son Turlogh, one of Brian's three brothers, merited the title 'gentlemen' in a list of the inhabitants of the parish of Kinawley in the barony of Knockninny" [CUNNINGHAM & GILLESPIE, "The Purpose of Patronage," Op.Cit., pp. 40-41]. John DOLAN recorded that, by the early eighteenth century, Connor Modartha had refurbished the chapel of Callowhill (about 2.5 miles from Knockninny Hill) in the parish of Kinawley, for use as a burial ground for the family.
Cnocher was buried in Callowhill Churchyard (near Derrylin, Co Fermanagh), Feb 1691 - the Monumental Inscription, bearing Arms which feature, as one among several items, the armour-clad Knight on horseback (as illustrated on our William MAGUIRE's Obelisk in Vicar's Bawn of St Patrick's Cathedral), now largely illegible, appears on a stone built into the exterior of the front wall of the church, now ruined, on the right-hand side of the entrance doorway.
Cnocher was father of:
1. Toirdhealbhach MAGUIRE (his issue recorded in Pedigree 550, "Analecta Hibernica").
2. Eamonn MAGUIRE.
3. Rughraoi MAGUIRE (ditto, Pedigree 569); &
4. BRYAN MAGUIRE. See next.
BRYAN McCONACHER MAGUIRE of Knockninny; an Army Captain, who, after the Williamite wars, was a patron of literature & manuscript collector, responsible for marshalling resources which led to the preparation of six surviving composite manuscripts at Knockninny between 1712 & 1721, in which "the principal subject categories... are historical & genealogical material, legendary tales, lives of saints and devotional tracts" [CUNNINGHAM & GILLESPIE, "The Purposes of Patronage," Op. Cit., p.42]; described by one of the scribes, Michael O'CLERY, as a "...man of the greatest honour, learning & patriotism, who collected all the best chronicles in Ireland to Cocninne, where he entertained the most learned Irish Scholars, whilst they collated the books of the Cluanmacnois, the Collections of O'Duvegan, the Book of Udri, the Book of the O'Cleri's, written in the reign of Maolsechlan the Great, who died in 1022, the Book of the O'Duigenan's, commonly called of Glendaloch, and the Book of Congabhla, with several others" ["Biblioteca Stowensis: A descriptive catalogue of the manuscripts in the Stowe Library" by Rev Charles O'CONNOR, D.D., for the British Museum's Department of Manuscripts, 1818, Vol.1, page 143, in a note to Fol. 7 of Irish Mss No 31].
1. Eamonn (Edmond) MAGUIRE; father of Connall MAGUIRE & Lucas MAGUIRE [G.F. 573].
2. Peattar (Peter) MAGUIRE.
3. Conchobar (Cornelius) Modartha MAGUIRE.
IS BRIAN MAGUIRE OF KNOCKNINNY THE ANCESTOR OF OUR WILLIAM MAGUIRE OF DUBLIN?
Brian is identified by Rev Patrick MULLIGAN, in his "Early History of Fermanagh" [an edited version of John DOLAN's Manuscript History of Fermanagh, published in the Clogher Record, Vol. II, No. 1, 1957, p. 62], as the Jacobite Captain involved in the prisoner exchange at Crom Castle in 1689, who also heads the William MAGUIRE of Dublin pedigree. However, there appear to be some evidentiary difficulties in verifying this "assumption" with entire satisfaction.
The coincidence of Bryan's death, apparently shortly before 1725, and of his widow's name being Mary, is very notable. However, nowhere in the "Fermanagh Genealogies" in Analecta Hibernica is there a pedigree recording a son of Bryan named John MAGUIRE - and nowhere is there a Bryan of near age with a brother identifed as a Priest (or "brathir").
And it does appear from other evidence that Bryan's eldest brother Turlough was of age at the beginning of the 1641 Rebellion (& recorded as a gentleman), & so born in or before 1620; which makes a birth for Bryan in 1648 a bit problematic - although not impossible, especially if Cnocher had made a second marriage (the Fermanagh Genealogies in "Analecta Hibernica" do not name wives or daughters; nor are there anywhere recorded any event dates).
In addition, there is some small difficulty in reconciling the activities of the Jacobite Army Captain at Crom with the prolific patronage of Catholic Arts & Letters, & for which Bryan of Knockninny is renowned - not that the two are necessarily mutually exclusive.
My own feeling on the matter is summed up by the expression - where there is smoke, there is fire; but that the connection is, as Scottish juries are wont to hand down in judgement, not proven - at least not yet.
THE FAMILY OF MAGUIRE OF TEMPO.
Some sources have suggested a possible origin for the prisoner at Crom from the Tempo branch of the MAGUIRE family, some considerable detail of which we find in the writings of Dr W. (Bill) MAGUIRE in his "Heydays and Fairdays and not so good old days." The lineage of this branch is summarised as follows:
THOMAS MOR MAGUIRE (An Giolla Dubh); 6th MAGUIRE Chief of Fermanagh, 1395; died 1430; married Margaret O'NEIL (daughter of Conn O'NEIL, Chief of Tyrone), with issue 7 sons, including the 2nd son:
Philip MAGUIRE; Tanist of the Clan MAGUIRE of Fermanagh; died 1470; he had issue 3 sons - second son Sean MAGUIRE, the 9th Chief of Fermanagh (1486-1503); & third son Tirlough MAGUIRE. The eldest son was:
Brian MAGUIRE of Tempo; his grandson was:
Cuconnaght (the Coarb) MAGUIRE; 11th Chief of the Fermanagh MAGUIRE's, 1527; died 1537; marr Siobhan O'NEIL (daughter of Sean O'NEIL); issue - an eldest son Sean MAGUIRE (the 13th Chief; died 1566); second son Brian MAGUIRE (Abbott of Lisgool); third son Cormac MAGUIRE (alian in 1539); fifth son Donncadh MAGUIRE (died 1562); & 6th son Domnhall MAGUIRE; he also had a 4th son:
Cuconnaght Oge MAGUIRE; 14th Chief, 1566; died 17 Jan 1589; married 1stly, Nuala O'DOMNHALL (daughter of Magnus O'DOMNHALL), by whom he had issue - an eldest son Hugh MAGUIRE, the 15th Chief (killed by Warham ST LEGER near Cork, Mar 1600); Cuconnaght married 2ndly, Margaret O'NEIL (daughter of Sean O'NEIL), by whom he had further issue - second son Cuconnaght MAGUIRE, who contested the 16th Chiefship, but fled to Europe with the "Flight of the Earls" in 1607, & died in Genoa in 1608); fourth son Tirlough MAGUIRE; & fifth son Sean Baccach MAGUIRE; he also had a third son:
Brian MAGUIRE; granted the Manor of Inseloghagease, near Loch Eyes, by James I, & one of the first grantees to settle on his estate; by 1611 he had built a substantial residence there, surrounded by a fortified bawn; also of Tempodessel & Tullyweel, Co Fermanagh; probably regranted those 90 Townlands by Patent of Charles I, 1639; at his death he was the last remaining Irish landowner in Co Fermanagh; died at Tullyweel, 24 Apr 1655; married Susanna O'CONNOR (daughter of Calvagh O'CONNER of Balintober, Co Roscommon); issue an only son:
Hugh MAGUIRE; of Tempo, Co Fermanagh; killed in 1650, "fighting the English"; married Mary O'REILLY (daughter of the Chief of Breffney); he had by her a son and heir (without any mention of younger children, ? presumed none):
Cuconnacht Mor MAGUIRE; born Eniskillen, ca 1645-50; Sheriff of Co Fermanagh under King James II; mortgaged large parts of his estate to raise a Regiment for the service of his Catholic King; killed at the Battle of Aughrim, 23 Jul 1691, when it is said that a clansman removed his head in a sack & returned it to Fermanagh for burial in the family vault on Devenish Island, Lough Erne; his Fermanagh estates were confiscated by the new King William's government; married Mary MAGENNIS (daughter of Ever MAGENNIS of Castlewellan, Co Down); with issue:
1. Bryan MAGUIRE, born ca 1665-66; restored the confiscated estates of his late father, 1702, arguing that his father only held a life interest in them; died at Tullyweel, 13 Oct 1712; married Bridget NUGENT (daughter of James NUGENT of Coolamber, Co Longford), using her dowry to pay off debts on the estate; she died in 1754, aged 77, having had issue four or five sons - Cuconnaght MAGUIRE (died 1739, unmarried); Brian MAGUIRE (not listed on most pedigrees, and in the one he is, recorded as "nothing is known of him"); Robert MAGUIRE of Tempo (conformed to Protestantism in 1739 to preserve the estates; died in 1778; marr in 1741, Elizabeth McDermott ROE; s.p.); Hugh MAGUIRE (an Army Colonel; died 1766; marr 1745, as her "imprisoning" husband, the Lady Dowager CATHCART, whom he kept locked up in a room at Tempo for over 20 years); & Philip MAGUIRE (died in Dublin, 1789, having had, by Frances MORRES, a son & heir Hugh MAGUIRE of Tempo).
2. Hugh MAGUIRE, born 1668.
3. Stephen MAGUIRE, born 1670.