Harvey WELMAN was born at Tinterne, County Wexford, on 15 August 1782; he was a son of Harvey WELMAN Senior and Margaret LOWCAY.
The information about his life, presented below, began as a section of my earliest posting on this blog-page, in 2007, in the family group headed by Robert PIGOTT, who rose up the ranks of the Excise Department in Wexford, until appointed one of the Inspectors-General of Excise in Dublin, and whose daughter, Abigail PIGOTT, was Harvey WELMAN's first wife.
See - http://pigott-gorrie.blogspot.com.au/2008/05/vital-statistics-can-be-hard-to-come-by.html
Robert PIGOTT (c1760-1826) was very likely to have been a first cousin of my greatx3 grandfather, John PIGOTT of Dublin (c1759-1838).
See - http://pigott-gorrie.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/john-pigott-of-dublin-tax-collectors.html
Which is, of course, why Harvey WELMAN's descendants interest me, especially those by his first marriage.
The information here is largely derived from the usual family history sources, including Ancestry.com, Findmypast.co.uk, British Newspapers 1600-1900 (Gale Group), British Newspaper Archive, Trove newspaper holdings of Australian newspapers, and Papers Past (N.Z.), all of which I have accessed using institutional subscriptions of the State Library of N.S.W. in Macquarie Street, Sydney, and the Library of the Australian Society of Genealogists in Kent Street, Sydney.
Any additional information, or corrections, will be most willingly accepted. I may be contacted at email@example.com
Chris PIGOTT, Potts Point, N.S.W.
THE EARLY WELMAN FAMILY IN COUNTY WEXFORD.
William WELMAN, Rosse, 1678, Will [Philimore and Thrift, Index to Irish Wills].
James WELMAN, New Ross, 1705, Will [ditto].
William WELMAN; of New Ross, Wexford, Gent; his will was proved in 14 November 1695 by Elizabeth WELMAN, of the same, the Widow and Relict [Betham's Abstracts, Findmypast.co.uk]. They may have been parents of the next:
William WELMAN, born in or before 1687, and possibly well before; Sovereign of the Corporation of New Ross, County Wexford, 1708 and 1726 [Journal of the Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland, Volume IX, 188, page 314]; probably the joint recipient (with David SMITH) of a Grant of £40 for "... the apprehension of Jno FRENY, concerned in the robbery of Rev'd Mr HICKS of Lisduffe, Co Tipp'y, and the murder of his son William HICKS" [The Past, Journal of the Ui Ceinnsealaigh Historical Society, No 9, 1972, page 36]; William WELMAN, of New Ross, County Wexford, Esq, and Harvey WELMAN, of the same, Gent, witnesses to a Deed of Lease, dated 3 February 1728, by which Rev Harfinch PIGOTT, at one time Rector of Taghmon, County Wexford, was granted a lease on the Houses and Lands of Tannhouse, and a Tuck Mill adjoining, in the Liberties of New Ross, for a term of lives, being those of his sons and daughter Thomas, William and Hester PIGOTT (ancestors of the PEMBERTON-PIGOTT family of Slevoy, County Wexford) [Memorial 41112, Book 61, Page 204]; in May 1730, William WELLMAN, of New Ross, in the County of Wexford, Esquire, made a deed of marriage Settlements, dated 26 May 1730 [Memorial Number 55785, Deeds Registry, Dublin], for the marriage intended to be solemnised between his eldest son and heir Harvey WELLMAN, and Mary CURTIS the only daughter of Richard CURTIS, of Lough, County Wexford, who was the other party to the Deed of Settlements, citing a bequest from his late brother, Edmund CURTIS, deceased (Richard CURTIS, of Lough, County Wexford, Gent, was named as grantee of a lease, dated 5 October 1731 [Memorial 46962], of Nathaniel BOYSE, of Graiges, County Wexford, Esq, of the Towns and Lands of Balloughtan, in the Parish of Killkevan, Barony of Bargy, County of Wexford, for a term of lives including Harvey WELMAN of New Ross, County Wexford, Gent, his wife Mary).
William WELMAN, of Ballytarsney, County Wexford, Esq, was grantee of an Indented Deed of Lease dated 2 October 1738 [Memorial Number 69942, Book 101, Page 74, Dublin Deeds Registry], made by Hon Richard Earl of Anglesey, being the Farm Lett premises on the south side of Maries Street, New Ross, lately held by Mr William LAMBLY, the deed signed and sealed by William WELMAN in the presence of Harvey WELMAN, of New Ross, Gent, and his wife Mary WELMAN; his probate was granted 25 November 1755, to Joseph R. Esq, and to Catherine the widow [BETHAM's Abstracts].
William probably married, about 1700, Catherine HARVEY, second daughter of John HARVEY of Killiane Castle, County Wexford Esq, and his wife Elizabeth STOPFORD (their M.L.B., Diocese of Dublin, 1675); Catherine may have been the Mrs WELMAN, wife of the Town Clerk in New Ross, who was the subject of a complaint, dated 29 September 1715, that she "... knows too much of the Corporation's secrets" [Royal Society of Antiquaries, Volume XXXI, 1901, page 60].
William and Catherine had issue:
1. Harvey WELMAN. See [ZZ] below.
2. John WELMAN; Apothecary, of the City of Dublin, when he was married at St Bride's, Dublin, 4 August 1738, by Consistorial License, to Mary ADAMS, of the parish of St Bridget's, Dublin, the Marriage Settlements being the subject of a Deed of Agreement dated 15 July 1738 made by his father William WELMAN of New Ross, Esq, and mentioning the Lands of Ballytarsney, currently under a lease by Caesar COLCLOUGH for "... three lives yet in being," and witnessed by William WELMAN of New Ross, Distiller, and the signatures verified by Sarah WELMAN [Memorial 66067, Book 41, Page 313, Dublin Deeds Registry].
JOHN HARVEY OF KILLIANE, COUNTY WEXFORD.
John HARVEY; of Meldreth, Camdridgeshire; his will, dated 10 February 1602, was proved 25 February [BURKE, Landed Gentry (G.B.), 1912], and named his sons Richard HARVEY (heir and sole executor), Robert HARVEY and Henry HARVEY, and daughters Margaret (BURDAY?), Elizabeth (?OO?ELL and Suzan HARVEY).
BURKE recorded this John as the father of Richard HARVEY (below).
However, this proposed lineage does not correspond with information contained in "The History and Antiquities of the Borough of Lyme Regis," by George ROBERTS, London, 1834 [hereinafter cited as History and Antiquities], which indicates otherwise, and as follows:
Walter HARVEY; originally of London, and came to Lyme Regis about 1582; Merchant in Lyme Regis; admitted as one of the eleven Capital Burgesses for the Corporation of the Borough of Lyme Regis at it's foundation, 26 June 33 Elizabeth (1591), for life; in 1597, Walter "... was presented" - presumably to the Lyme Regis Magistrates - "... for having enclosed the way upon the down, called Colway down, by the crooked oak, which ought not to be" [Social History of the Southern Counties of England, by George ROBERTS, London, 1856, page 465];Walter was Mayor of Lime Regis, for the years 1586, 1593 and 1602; he initially refused to "...come to election of Mayor" for the year 1612, but by 6 November 1611 he "... came and yielded himself conformable" [History and Antiquities], but not without consequences - on 2 December "... it was ordered that any capital burgess who refused the office of Mayor should pay £10 to the King and £10 to the next Mayor" [History and Antiquities]; identified in the "History and Antiquities" as father of Richard, the new capital burgess.
Marie HARVEY was married in Lyme Regis, Dorset, on 23 May 1614, to John BALSTONE.
Richard HARVEY; New Freeman, Mercer's Guild, 1591 [www.londonroll.org website]; Mercer, and Merchant Adventurer of London; Merchant in Lyme Regis, and Collector of Customs there; Freeman of that Borough, 1610, Capital Burgess, and Mayor in 1616, 1626 and 1635 [History and antiquities]; his will was dated 21 August 1641 [BURKE, Landed Gentry (G.B.), 1912], and proved P.C.C. on 20 September, naming his three sons, and three daughters; by his wife Susan, who evidently died before him, he had issue:
1. Richard HARVEY; named in his father's will, with £100; he bequeathed his property in Chard, Somersetshire, to a charity because his family and heirs had taken the Parliamentary side and rebelled against Charles I.
2. John HARVEY; Merchant in Lyme Regis; admitted Freeman there, 1627; named in his father's will, 1641, with £500 (his three children also named); he compounded for his estates in Chardestock, Somerset, under CROMWELL, paying £12; he was married with issue:
a. Richard HARVEY; of Exeter, Gent; his will proved 1663.
b. Susan HARVEY.
c. Mary HARVEY.
3. Francis HARVEY. See next below.
4. Grace HARVEY; named in her father's will as Grace JENNET (?) with £10.
5. Elizabeth HARVEY; named in her father's will as Elizabeth GODSALL, with £10.
6. Sarah or Susan HARVEY; named in her father's will as OXIE (? perhaps d'OYLY), with £10.
Francis HARVEY; born at Lyme Regis, about 1613-14; educated at Ilminster under Mr CONDUIT, and elsewhere in Somerset, 6 years; admitted into Gonville College, Cambridge, 9 June 1629, aged 15, "... to the bachelor's table, under the surety of Mr MANWARINGE" [Biographical History of Gonville and Caius College], and "... son of Richard HARVEY, of Lyme Regis, Dorset (Mayor of Lyme)" and born there [Alumni Cantabrigienses, Part 1, Volume II, page 323]; named in his father's will, 1641, with £600; a Merchant in Lyme Regis; Francis supported the Parliamentary cause, and was taken prisoner by the Army of Prince Maurice while "... conveying Mr ALFORD, a Merchant of the town, supposed to be a malignant and a desperate one, prisoner to Portsmouth" [History and Antiquities of the Borough of Lyme Regis, Op. Cit.], and committed to Exeter Jail; Maurice's Royalist Force attacked Lyme Regis on 6 May 1644, but was repelled, with a loss of 600 men, including Captain BERRETT; next day, the garrison offered to return the Captain's body, but "... the Prince would not release Mr HARVEY, brother-in-law of the Governor (Thomas CEELY), who had been taken prisoner when conveying Mr ALFORD... to Portsmouth" [History and Antiquities]; on 10 October the Mayor of Lyme Regis "... sent to the Parliament a letter relating to the necessity of supplying this garrison. The matter was referred to the 'committee for the safety of Plymouth, Lyme and Poole'; who had likewise to consider how Mr HARVEY might be reimbursed for the moneys he had laid out in the garrison, and bringing up Mr ALFORD" [History and Antiquities]; the HARVEY family "... left Lyme soon after the civil wars" [History and Antiquities].
Perhaps there were two Francis HARVEY's after all?
Or was there only one Francis, with two marriages, the first to Joan ROSE in Lyme Regis, and the second to Catherine FLEMING otherwise PLUNKETT in County Wexford?
Francis married, perhaps secondly, Catherine PLUNKETT, relict of Mr FLEMING, Esq; she was buried with her husband on 8 December 1710.
Francis had issue (but by which of the two possible spouses is not yet clear), including:
1. John HARVEY, of Killiane Castle, Esq; High Sheriff of Wexford, 1692; M.P. for the Town of Wexford, 1695-99; he was buried in the Chancel of St Iberius's Church, Wexford, on 21 September 1707 [BURKE, Landed Gentry (G.B.), 1912]; he was of the City of Dublin, Esq, when married at St Michan's Church of Ireland, on 19 October 1675, by Marriage License Bond of the Diocese of Dublin dated 18 october, to Elizabeth STOPFORD, of Inns, Dublin [BETHAM's Abstract], daughter of James STOPFORD, of New Hall, County Meath ["History of the Irish Parliament" records this name as STOPPARD]; they had issue:
a. Elizabeth HARVEY; she was married in 1696, by License of the Diocese of Ferns, to Richard ROWE, of Ballyharty in County Wexford; they had issue.
b. Catherine HARVEY; married William WELMAN of Ross, County Wexford (see above).
c. Mary HARVEY; married Cornelius DONOVAN, of Clonmore, County Wexford.
d. Francis HARVEY; Captain, R.N.; died without issue.
e. John HARVEY; Lieutenant, 30th Regiment; died without issue.
f. Richard HARVEY; died without issue.
g. James HARVEY, born Killiane, about 1682; See [%] below.
h. Susannah HARVEY; she died at Bargy Castle, 1720; she married Reverend William HARVEY of Bargy Castle, County Wexford. See below.
j. Amelia HARVEY; married Benjamin BETTS of the Town of Wexford, Esq; they had issue.
k. Ann HARVEY, born 16 June 1704 ["History of the Irish Parliament"].
2. Richard HARVEY; a Merchant in Cork, 1663.
3. Catherine HARVEY; she was married on 24 February 1676, by License of the Diocese of Ferns, to Joshua or John NUNN, of Hillcastle, Count Wexford; with issue:
a. John NUNN; married in 1723, Susannah FRENCH, a daughter of John FRENCH of Camolin, county Wexford, by Elizabeth WELMAN.
[%] James HARVEY, born Killiane, about 1682; admitted to Trinity College, Dublin, 15 November 1699, as a Pensioner (tutor Mr YOUNG, Dublin), aged 17; B.A. Verne 1704, M.A. Aest 1707; Rector of Rathaspeck; of Killiane Castle; he was the grantee of a deed of Lease and Release, dated 14 and 15 June 1734 respectively [Memorial 53595, Book 78, Page 95], made by John LOVET of the City of Dublin, Gent (and mentioning his wife Mary Ann as joint first party to the Release), concerning that part of the Town and Lands of Great Killiane called Cold Park alias Foxes Hole, and the Town and Lands of Levelstown, and the Town and Lands of Rowestown alias Reystown, and the Town and Lands of Killiestown, and of Colebrean, all in the County of Wexford, and naming John BEAUCHAMP of Ballyloughan (sic) in the County of Carlow as the third party to the Release;James died on 16 June 1760, and was buried in Rathaspeck Church, aged 84 ["History of the Irish Parliament"; BURKE Landed Gentry (G.B.)]; he married Martha BEAUCHAMP, daughter of John BEAUCHAMP of Ballyloughlane, County Carlow; she is said to have married secondly, MOORE but she is recorded as having been buried with James HARVEY at Rathaspeck ion 23 December 1760, so this second marriage appears unlikely (or mistakenly attributed from another Martha); they had issue:
1. John HARVEY; of Great Killinane, County Wexford, Esq; Captain, 16th Regent of Foot; died intestate in 1763; he was married to Martha ROWE; with issue:
a. John HARVEY, born in 1751; of Killiane Castle, Esq; High Sheriff of County Wexford; he was buried at Rathaspeck on 29 may 1796; his will dated 19 January 17, proved in Dublin on 23 June 1796, named his mother Mrs Martha MOORE, his wife Dorothy, his six daughters, his uncle Vigors HARVEY, and his brother-in-law Walter CLIFFE; he was married to Dorothy CLIFFE, a daughter of General Anthony CLIFFE, of Ross, County Wexford; she survived him; they had issue:
i. John HARVEY, born 27 April 1784; buried at Rathaspeck on 22 December 1784.
ii. John HARVEY, born 21 March 1785; buried at Rathaspeck in July 1785.
iii. John HARVEY, born 20 July 1791; buried at Rathaspeck in January 1792.
iv. Vigors HARVEY; of Killiane Castle; and of Hammerton Hall Yorkshire; adopted the spelling HERVEY in 1818 with Royal Assent; he died in 1828; he married frances Margaretta SHAERLEY of Someford Hall, Cheshire; she maried secondly in 132, T.R. KEMP, M.P., and builder of Kemp Town in Brighton
v. Ann HARVEY; named in her father's will, 1793; married firstly, James GILDEA, Esq, of Coslough, County Mayo; she married secondly, Ralph NASH of Cahirconlist, County Limerick..
vi. Martha HARVEY; named in her father's will, 1793; unmarried; her will was proved in Dublin in 1800.
vii. Dorothy HARVEY; named in her father's will, 1793; she married firstly, on 7 December 1798, William HARVEY (brother of John HARVEY of Bargy Castle), with issue; she married secondly, ArthurMADOWS , of Hermitage, County Wexford, with further issue.
viii. Barbara HARVEY; named in her father's will, 1793; she married Richard LAMBART, of Bristol, Esq; with issue.
ix. Mary HARVEY; named in her father's will, 1793; she married Henry ARCHER, Esq, of Ballyseskin, County Wexford, with issue.
x. Frances HARVEY; named in her father's will, 179; she married the Rev Samuel ADAMS, of Northlands, County Cavan, Dean of Cashel, with issue.
2. Vigors HARVEY; Lieutenant, 16th Regiment of Foot; living in 1791, without issue; will proved in Dublin in 1800; he was married to Sarah WATSON, daughter of William WATSON, Esq, of Pitsmore, Yorkshire.
3. James HARVEY; of Wigan, Lancashire, Esq; Captain, 7th regiment of Foot; his will proved in Dublin, 1768; he was married to Cecily LEIGH, daughter and heiress of Robert LEIGH of Hindy Hall, Esq; they had issue:
a. Robert John HARVEY; of Farnham, Yorkshire, Esq; Lieutenant, 6th or Enniskillen Dragoons Regiment; Colonel in the Army; he formally adopted the name HERVEY in 1818, with Royal Assent; he married Elizabeth BICKERDYKE, daughter of Thomas BICKERDYKE of Farnham, Yorkshire; they had issue.
b. James Leigh HARVEY; Captain, 33rd Regiment.
c. Martha Cecily HARVEY; she died unmarried, her will proved in Dublin in 1791.
4. Francis HARVEY; died without issue.
5. Batholomew HARVEY; died without issue.
6. Martha HARVEY; married to Francis HARVEY of Bargy Castle (see below).
7. Catherine HARVEY; she died on 19 December 1759, and was buried at Rathaspeck; she was married in 1752, by License of the Diocese of Ferns, to Philip PALLISER, Esq, of Castletown, County Wexford; he died on 3 September 1784, and was buried with his wife; they had issue.
THE OTHER HARVEY FAMILY OF BARGY CASTLE.
Ambrose HARVEY; "... the younger, of Gregheela" and son of Ambrose HARVEY "... the elder, of Bridge of Bargy" [BURKE's Landed Gentry (Ireland), 1912]; their relationship to Francis HARVEY of Killiane Castle is not yet understood; Ambrose was married in 1677, by License of the Diocese of Ferns, to Susannah CAMBEY, daughter of Samuel CAMBEY; with issue:
1. William HARVEY, born in County Wexford about 1682; admitted to Trinity College Dublin, 27 September 1700, aged 18, son of Ambrose HARVEY, Gent (by his wife Susannah CAMBRY); Rector of Malrankan and Prebendary of Edermine; of Bargy Castle, County Wexford; his will was proved in Dublin in 1765; he married his cousin Susannah HARVEY (daughter of John HARVEY of Killiane); with issue:
a. Ambrose HARVEY, born in County Wexford about 1708; admitted to Trinity College Dublin, May 1727 aged 19; disinherited by his father's will [BURKE]; married Elizabeth HUGHES, of Slad; she was buried at Wexford on 24 October 1751 [BURKE]; with issue five sons and three daughters.
b. John HARVEY; also disinherited by his father's will [BURKE]; buried at Maglas, 18 August 1794; married Jane RUSSELL; with issue
c. Francis HARVEY; he succeeded to the estates of Bargy Castle in 1765; his will dated 1 November 1782, proved 30 January 1792 [BETHAM's Abstract]; he married Martha HARVEY (daughter of Rev James HARVEY of Killiane Castle); she survived him; with issue:
i. Beauchamp Bagenal HARVEY, born 1762; Trinity College, Dublin; Irish Bar, 1782; eldest son when named in his father's will, 1782; executed on Wexford Bridge, in 1798; Administration of his effects, 3 August 1798, to Judith HARVEY, the Widow [BETHAM's Abstract]; he was married in 1797 to Judith DOCKRILL; no issue..
ii. James HARVEY; second son in his father's will, 1782; re-granted the family estates in 1802.
iii. Susannah HARVEY; named in her father's will, 1782.
iv. Martha HARVEY; named in her father's will, 1782; married Gregory BYRNE, Esq; no issue.
v. Juliana HARVEY; named in her father's will, 1782.
d. Elizabeth HARVEY; married John BOXWELL.
e. Susannah HARVEY; married firstly, THORNTON; married secondly, BENNETT [BURKE].
f. Catherine HARVEY; died in 1777; third daughter, when married, on 17 September 1737, to Thomas HORE of Pole Hore, County Wexford [BURKE], the settlements dated 12 September [Memorial 63135, Book 91, Page 23, Dublin Deeds Registry], the son of Philip HORE of Polehore by his wife Jane.
g. Mary HARVEY; married firstly, ALLEN; married secondly, James MOORE, Esq, of Milne Hall, County Cavan; with issue - a daughter Dorothea MOORE (married her cousin Samuel MOORE of County Cavan), and another daughter Mary MOORE (married Stephen LETT, Esq).
Rev William married secondly [BURKE - perhaps in error, as this may have been a first marriage], Dorothea CHAMPNEY, daughter of Christopher CHAMPNEY of Kyle, County Wexford; with issue:
h. Rev Christopher HARVEY; of Temple Hill, County Wexford; his will dated 26 September 1795, proved 6 June 1796, naming his son and two daughters, and his nephew Beauchamp B. HARVEY; married with issue:
i. William HARVEY; named in his father's will, 1795.
ii. Dorothea HARVEY; named in her father's will, 1795.
iii. Rachel HARVEY; named in her father's will, 1795.
j. Maurice HARVEY; died without issue.
k. James HARVEY; married Miss NUNN, with issue - a son William (married Miss WATSON), and a daughter Anne (married John HUDSON, Esq).
l. Rachel HARVEY; married the Rev Archdeacon HASTINGS, of Ferns; no issue.
m. Dorothea HARVEY; she was married in 1755, by License of the Diocese of Ferns, to John ARCHER, a Merchant in Jamaica; issue one son and four daughters.
n. Esther HARVEY; married Benjamin FISHER, Esq, of County Carlow; no issue.
p. Ann HARVEY; married Captain William HEATLY; without issue.
2. daughter; married John BOXWELL (?).
Unallocated entries in the Diocese of Ferns M.L.B. Index:
George HARVEY and Hannah HOPKINS, 1752.
Suzannah HARVEY and James DANBY, 1762.
Mary HARVEY and Samuel BOXWELL, 1767.
Pierce HARVEY and Susannah THORNTON, 1770.
John HARVEY and Dorothy CLIFFE, 1772.
Elizabeth HARVEY and John BOXWELL, 1782.
THE STANDISH FAMILY IN IRELAND.
Margaret STANDISH; believed by descendants to have been the wife of Rev Robert LOWCAY of Rosetown, County Wexford, and the mother of his children (born ca 1690's). See above.
STANDISH FAMILY OF FRANKFORT CASTLE.
Edward STANDISH; "on 20 May 1637, Edward STANDISH had a grant of the Castle, Manor, Town and Lands of Derryclough, and the Town and Lands of Ballynefrankie, Mole and Ballynemona for himself, and of the Castle, Manor, Town and Lands of Bruff for the use of Dame Faith STANDISH, his mother, for her life. There is no direct evidence that Edward STANDISH married a second wife, but he probably did, as John STANDISH of Ballyfrankie (sic) was buried in 1710" [Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, and British Archivist, 1918, citing LODGE M.S., Records of the Rolls, volume v, page 499].
John STANDISH, of Ballyfranky (sic), County Limerick; buried 10 October 1710.
Joseph STANDISH; of Ballynafranky alias Frankfort Castle, County Limerick; he made an Indenture of Declaration, dated 28 October 1714, [Memorial 5614, Book 13, Page 209, Deeds Registry], with Joseph MAUNSELL of the County of the City of Limerick, Gent, concerning lands in the Barony of Athenry, County Galway; his Deeds of Lease and Release dated 21 and 22 April 1727 [Memorial 36219, Book 54, Page 402], by which he demised Ballynafranky to Francis CREED of Ballinamona, County Limerick, Gent, and mentioning a Marriage Portion of 300 pounds for his marriage to Catherine MOUNCKTON, and naming their two sons.
This Joseph MAUNSELL was grantee of lands in the same Barony to Rev Robert LOWCAY, suggesting a possible connection between this Joseph STANDISH and Rev Robert's wife Margaret?
Lieutenant Joseph STANDISH was married, on 5 June 1710, to Catherine MOUNCKTON, the third daughter of Major Nicholas MOUNCKTON, J.P. for County Limerick, and Jane ODELL; they had issue:
1. John STANDISH; named in his father's deed, 1727.
2. Michael STANDISH; named as second son in his father's deed, 1727.
3. Faith STANDISH; married Patrick PEPPARD of Kilmacow; with issue due in 1735; probably the parents of:
a. Standish PEPPARD; married in 1751 to Catherine HEWSON.
4. Jane STANDISH; married Matthew MARKHAM, of Limerick (he is recorded with a marriage at the Cathedral Church of St Mary, Limerick, on 10 July 1730, but to Margaret STANDISH?); with issue:
a. Faith MARKHAM, born in or shortly before 1735.
5. Mary STANDISH; unmarried in 1735.
A STANDISH FAMILY IN DUBLIN.
William STANDISH; of St Audoen's Parish, Dublin; married Catherine; with issue:
1. Joseph STANDISH, baptized at St Audoen's, 3 September 1676; possibly buried there, 2 August 1689.
2. Francis STANDISH, baptized at St Audoen's, 13 December 1680.
Joseph STANDISH; of St Mary's Lane, Oxmanstown; married with issue:
1. James STANDISH; of Dublin; married with issue:
a. James STANDISH. See [+] next below.
b. Joseph STANDISH.
c. Henry STANDISH; Freeman of Dublin, 1708; will proved 1741.
d. Ann STANDISH; married Benjamin RAINSFORD of Leixlip.
e. Jane STANDISH; married by License, at St Bride's, Dublin, 16 February 1697-98, William PAYNE or PAINE.
[+] James STANDISH; of Wood Street, Dublin ["A Dictionary of Irish Artists," by Walter G. STRICKLAND, 1913]; of Whitefriar's Street, Dublin St Peter, 1703; died in Dublin, 6 April 1732, and buried at St Mary's (C. of I.), 7 April; of Dublin, Gent, his Administration granted 26 April 1732 to his son Rev John STANDISH, Clerk, and to his (John's ? or James's other) children James, Deacon, Henry, Rebecca and Alice; James married Rebecca DEACON; she was probably buried at St Mary's, Dublin, 9 May 1729; with issue:
1. Joseph STANDISH, baptized at St Andrew's, Dublin, 17 Mar 1699; died in infancy.
2. John STANDISH, born in Dublin, probably about 1700; admitted to Trinity College Dublin, Pens (Mr SHERIDAN), Dublin), 17 March 1719-20 (age not recorded); B.A. Aest 1724, M.A. Aest 1727; Curate of Maralin, County Down, 1730; Rector of Banbridge, County Down, 1766; named in his brother-in-law Richard WOLFE's will, 1773; of Banbridge, County Down, Clerk, his will dated 18 November 1773, proved Dublin 16 March 1776.
3. James STANDISH.
4. Rebecca STANDISH, baptized at St Peter's, Dublin, 20 April 1703.
5. Deacon STANDISH; Goldsmith in Aungier Street, Dublin; named in Marriage Settlements dated 22 September 1750 [Memorial 96044, Book 142, Page 419], for his marriage to Lydia GILBERT, Spinster, second daughter of Robert GILBERT of Humphraystown, and mentioning another marriage to Christian MEDLICOTE, niece of Thomas BARTON of Gowle, County Wicklow (presumably earlier?); named in his brother John's will, 1773; his will, dated 14 March 1788, was proved in Dublin, 18 July 1791, naming his nephews John STANDISH and John BALL, and his nieces Sophia STANDISH and Christina BALL, and "...Jennings daur of same" [BETHAM's Abstract]; by his first wife, probably Christian MEDLICOTE, he had issue:
a. John STANDISH, baptised at St Andrew's, Dublin, 19 April 1750; died in infancy.
Deacon was married by thirdly, M.L.B. of the Diocese of Dublin, 1779, to Elizabeth KING; he was married fourthly, by Prerogative License dated 21 December 1785, to Sarah RYAN, of the parish of St Mary, Dublin, Spinster [BETHAM's Abstract].
6. Henry STANDISH; Seal Engraver in Cole Alley, Dublin [Dictionary of Irish Artists]; later of Fishamble Street; Freeman of Dublin, 1721; Church Warden of St Werburgh's, Dublin, 1731, 1739; died intestate, 1793; named in his brother John's will, 1773; married Susanna; with issue:
a. Anne STANDISH, baptized at St Werburgh's, Dublin, 29 September 1730.
b. James STANDISH, eldest son, baptized at St Werburgh's, Dublin, 20 June 1733; apprenticed in 1749 to his uncle Deacon STANDISH; lived at 77 Dorset Street, Dublin; named in his uncle John's will, 1773; Seal Cutter of Dublin, and cut punches for the Goldsmith's Company, 1793 to 1803 [Dictionary of Irish Artists]; died intestate, 1807.
c. John STANDISH, baptized at St Bride's, Dublin, 4 March 1736; Jeweller and Seal Cutter in Fade Street, Dublin [Dictionary of Irish Artists]; named in his uncle John's will, 1773; probably named in his uncle Deacon's will, 1788.
d. Henry STANDISH; of 77 Dorset Street, Dublin, a Letter Punch Cuter for the Goldsmith's Company in Dublin, 1791, 1792 [Dictionary of Irish Artists]; also of North Frederick Street, Dublin; named in his uncle John's will, 1773.
e. Christian STANDISH, baptized at St John's, Dublin, 13 January 1738; she married John BALL of Dorset Street, Dublin; they were both named in her uncle Deacon's will, 1788.
? Sophia STANDISH; probably named in her uncle Deacon's will, 1788.7. Alicia STANDISH; married Richard WOLFE; he was named in his brother-in-law John's will, 1773; of Barrenrath, County Kildare, Esq, his will dated 11 December 1773, and proved in Dublin, 14 May 1779, spouse not named, so probably already dead; issue:
a. Elizabeth WOLFE; named in her father's will, 1773.
b. Ann WOLFE; named in her father's will, 1773, where it was noted that she was later married to Robert TRENCH or FRENCH [BETHAM's Abstract].
c. William Standish WOLFE; named in his father's will, 1773.
8. William STANDISH, baptized at St Mary's, Dublin, 23 May 1714.
[ZZ] HARVEY WELMAN THE FIRST.
Harvey WELMAN, born around about 1705, eldest son and heir of William WELMAN and Catherine HARVEY (see above); William WELMAN, of New Ross, County Wexford, Esq, and Harvey WELMAN, of the same, Gent, witnessed to a Deed of Lease, dated 3 February 1728, by which Rev Harfinch PIGOTT, at one time Rector of Taghmon, County Wexford, was granted a lease on the Houses and Lands of Tannhouse, and a Tuck Mill adjoining, in the Liberties of New Ross, for a term of lives, being those of his sons and daughter Thomas, William and Hester PIGOTT (ancestors of the PEMBERTON-PIGOTT family of Slevoy, County Wexford) [Memorial 41112, Book 61, Page 204]; on 5 October 1731, Nathaniel BOYSE, of Graiges, County Wexford, Esq, made a Deed of Lease [Memorial 46962], by which he granted unto Richard CURTIS, of Lough, County Wexford, Gent, a lease of the Towns and Lands of Balloughtan, in the Parish of Killkevan, Barony of Bargy, County of Wexford, for a term of three lives - Harvey WELMAN of New Ross, County Wexford, Gent, his wife Mary, and Samuel ELLEY the son of John ELLY of New Ross - the deed being witnessed by Harvey WELMAN and another; Harvey was grantee of an Indented deed of Lease, dated 3 October 1738 [Memorial Number 69973, Book 100, Page 164], made by Hon Richard Earl of Anglesey, being a Farm Lett of House, Tenement and Premises in South Street, New Ross, for the term of three lives, being himself, his wife Mary and his son Harvey WELMAN; he was probably of New Ross, Gent, when he made a petition, dated 1741, complaining that "... he hath been illegally removed from the Exercise of... Office of Towne Clerk" [The Past, Op. Cit., page 36]; of Bargy, 1751, as Clerk of the Crown for Wexford [The Gentleman and Citizen's Almanack, by John WATSON, Bookseller, Dublin, page 77]; he was probably party to a Deed, dated 1753, with Caesar COLCLOUGH, concerning lands in Ballytarsney, in the parish of Tintern, County Wexford, containing 213 acres [the original document, single page folded, with signs and seals, was offered for sale on-line in December 2004, by MEALY's of Castlecomer, Ireland]; he was probably a witness to the will of Patrick COLCLOUGH, of Boley (and Dunmaine), dated 20 May 1767, with a codicil, dated 23 October 1767, witnessed by Henry WELMAN (perhaps a transcription error for Harvey?); Harvey WELMAN the Elder, of Balloughtan, Gent, was named as second party to an Indented Deed, dated 3 October 1781, of which John WALKER of the Town of Wexford, Gent, was the first party, Philip WALKER of Graganbouy in County, Gent, and Sarah WALKER otherwise WELMAN wife of the said Philip WALKER was the third party, and Harvey WELMAN the Younger of Ballytowna, County Wexford, and John WALKER (sic - later mentioned as WELMAN) of Prospect, County Wexford, Gent, were the fourth party, and by which deed John WALKER (the first party) did grant, bargain, etc, unto the said Harvey WELMAN the Younger and John WELMAN the Younger, the Town and Lands of Deans Castle, commonly known as Gragenbouy (?), formerly in the possession of Thomas COL(?)PER, containing 68 acres... [Memorial 229883].
Harvey died in or shortly before April 1784, when the lands of Balloghtan, in the barony of Bargy and the County of Wexford, "... lately occupied by Mr Harvey WELMAN, deceased," was offered for lease [Dublin Evening Post, Tuesday 13 April 1784], being upwards of 250 acres, "... situated in a plentiful and pleasing country near the sea, and a navigable river, twelve miles distant from Wexford, five from Taghmon, ten from Ross, and thirteen from Waterford"; his will was not proved until 1788 (unless there were two of the same name?).
Harvey was married by Settlements, dated 26 May 1730, to Mary CURTIS, daughter of Richard CURTIS of Lough, County Wexford - possibly Richard CURTIS, who married Catherine CROAKE, by M.L.B., Diocese of Ferns, 1696, Volume 3, Page 9 ["Ferns Marriage Licenses, 1661-1806," Journal of the Kildare Archaeological Society, Volumes IX and X]; they had issue:
1. Anne WELMAN, born about 1731; died at Balloughton, Wexford, on 31 August 1813, aged 84 years, and was buried at Balloughton Parish Church, where her box tomb is inscribed "Sacred to the memory of Anne LETT, wife of Richard LETT of Balloughton and daughter of the late Harvey WELMAN, Esq" [Cantwell's "Memorials for the Dead," on Findmypast.co.uk]; she and Richard LETT were married in 1784, by License of the Diocese of Ferns; Richard died on 7 December 1823, aged 69; the enclosed ground where he was buried was presented by Richard LETT "... to the Union of Kilkey and Bannow as a mark of his regard for the Established Church, in the year 1808" [Monumental Inscription].
They may have had issue, including:
a. Richard LETT, probably born in or before 1824, and perhaps well before; of Balloughton, Esq, in October 1835, when he joined "... the Bard's triumphal entry into Bannow" (the Bard was Mr MOORE), along with Ralph HINCKS, of Rosegarland, Esq (inevitable related to Sarah HINCKS, wife of William Henry Dowling Reeves WELMAN - see below), and Thomas PIGOTT of Slevoy Castle, Esq (but probably not closely related to Abigail PIGOTT).
2. Harvey WELMAN, born in or before October 1738; named as the third life for the term of his father's lease, dated 3 October 1738. See [Z] below.
Harvey WELMAN, St Keivans, J.P. for County Wexford, sometime shortly after 10 December 1779.
[Z] HARVEY WELMAN, THE SECOND, AND MARGARET LOWCAY.
Harvey WELMAN (the second); probably born before the mid 1750's; of St Mary's Parish, Wexford, 1798, when he claimed for losses to his residence during the rebellion, including "... Glass broke, Crop of Garden, Provisions" worth £24 6 shillings; he was later of Summerhill, Wexford; he made an indented Deed of Lease, dated 1808 [Memorial 408441, Volume 32, Page 602, Dublin Deeds Registry], to John REILLY, concerning property in Irishtown, New Ross, including the Cockpitfield (mentioned in a later deed of his son Anthony); he died before 1835.
Harvey was of Ballytrasna, County Wexford, when (as Harry WILLMON), he was married at Rosetown, County Wexford, by License Marriage Bond of the Diocese of Ferns, in August 1778, to Miss Margaret LOWCAY of Rosetown [Saunders Newsletter, 29 August; Hibernian Journal, or Chronicle of Liberty, 2 September]; she died at her lodgings in Wexford, June 1835, "...relict of the late Harvey WELLMAN, Esq," aged 86 years [Wexford Conservative, 10 June]; they had issue:
1. Mary WELLMAN, born about 1779; she died in late August 1838, "...at Maryville, in the vicinity of Wexford... wife of A.D. FITZPATRICK, Esq, and sister to Major WELLMAN of the 56th (sic) Regiment" [Waterford Mail, 1 September], and "...deeply regretted by her numerous relatives and friends" [Wexford Conservative, 29 August]; she was married in 1798, by License Marriage Bond of the Diocese of Ferns, to Abraham Donovan FITZPATRICK; he was of Laurel Hill, Wexford, in April 1833, when he was attacked by footpads in Gibson's lane near Main Street, Wexford, when returning home from business, and feared for his life [Wexford Conservative, 27 April]; he signatory to an address to the High Sheriff of Wexford, February 1836, approving of his refusal to convene a meeting with the Lord Lieutenant over an undisclosed matter seen by the Nobility, Gentry, Clergy and Freeholders as being "...contrary to the sentiments of the County" [Wexford Conservative, 30 November]; he died at Mary Ville, Wexford, 30 May 1839 [Probate Grant]; his will, with codicil, was proved in the Consistorial Court of Ossory, Ferns and Leighlin, in 1840, and the un-administered residue was the subject of several Chancery Court Edicts, and a final Prerogative Court Grant in Dublin on 23 June 1861; his household goods were offered in November 1839 for sale "... by auction at Maryville near Clonard in the vicinity of Wexford" [Wexford Conservative, 30 November]. They may have had issue:
a. John Abraham FITZPATRICK; under age in May 1842, when his guardian, Francis Johnstone FITZPATRICK, brought an action in Chancery against Philip REDMOND and Edmund FITZPATRICK, the executors of A.D. FITZPATRICK [Wexford Conservative, 14 May]; John was at 11 Sackville Street, Dublin, in 1860, when he was named in the revised probate grant of A.D. FITZPATRICK as one of the principal legatees, and in a final notice concerning an action in the Landed Estates Court, in March 1862, John's former "... Guardian and next Friend" Francis was further described as the Administrator de bonis non of A.D. FITZPATRICK [Dublin Daily Express, 21 March].
2. Harvey WELMAN (the third). See [Y] below.
3. Anthony WELMAN; he died at Wexford, in February 1857, an "...an old and respected inhabitant" [Waterford News, 27 February]; Anthony married Frances BOWERS, of Moncen (or Mooncoin}, County Kilkenny; with issue (including an only daughter):
a. Anna Frances WELMAN, born 17 March 1819; she was at 12 Pyrland Road, Islington, 1881 Census, aged 62, Widow, born Wexford, with two adult children and cousin Thomas CRANE (aged 77, Retired Tailor, born Wexford); she died at Islington on 18 February 1888, aged 68; she was married at Kennington, London, 14 March 1843, to C. W. T. BENTLEY, of London [Wexford Independent, 22 March]; otherwise known by his descendants as James Walter Bentley THOMAS - he was evidently born in Bristol, 3 August 1805, son of James THOMAS and his wife Susanna ROOM, daughter of Walter ROOM of Bristol.
James was in partnership with his brother William, as Wine Merchants in Bristol, dissolved on 15 November 1832 [Perry's Bankrupt Gazette, 15 December], and as Inn holders in Henbury, dissolved in June 1838 [Perry's Bankrupt Gazette, 2 June]; he entered a partnership with his sister Sarah, about two months after their mother's death, in the Full Moon Inn, North Street, Bristol, from which she withdrew in May 1840 [Bell's New Weekly Messenger, 3 May]; he was declared bankrupt in October 1840; it appears that on 30 April 1840, he was married at Bristol St Paul, Portland Square, to his first wife Matilda ARNOLD (by whom he had a son James, born in 1840, who appears to have survived, which might have complicated things a bit with the second James born to James Walter and his second wife in 1848); this marriage does not appear to have survived, as he is believed to have married secondly, in 1843, to Anna WELMAN.
James was of 47 New King Street, Bath, Wine Merchant, August 1844; his partnership with Peter LITTLEJOHN, as Wine Merchants, 11 James Street, Liverpool, was dissolved by mutual consent on 2 February 1847 [Liverpool Mercury, 5 February]; at Lord Nelson Street (or Square), Liverpool, March 1848, Wine Merchant; at Everton, May 1851, Wine Merchant; at Rupert Lane, Everton, 1851 Census, James W., aged 45, Wine Merchant, wife Hannah, and son Walter; James Walter THOMAS and Coy, Brokers and Export Wine Coopers, No 3 Frazer Street, Liverpool [Liverpool Mercury, 13 August]; Wine Merchant, Soho Street, Liverpool, 1857; Wine Broker, 6 Soho Street, May 1857, when he declined the Agency of Mr William CHILLINGWORTH and Son of London, on account of his having added to his business that of Bonded and Family Wine Merchants [Liverpool Daily Post, 18 May]; probably the James Walter THOMAS, late of Broad Street Buildings, London, Commission Wine Merchant, mentioned in the London Gazette, 8 February 1859, as being ".. in the gaol of Lancaster"; mentioned again, in the London Gazette, 11 February 1859, in a list of "Prisoners whose estates have been vested in the Provisional Assignee by Order of the Court for Relief of Insolvent Debtors," the 8th of 23 such prisoners, as "... James Walter THOMAS, formerly residing and having an office in Soho Street, afterwards an office in York-buildings, Dale Street, both in Liverpool, in the county of Lancaster, then of 40 Broad-street Buildings, London, Wine and Spirits Merchant, also having for portion of the time lodgings at Walton-on-the-Hill, near Liverpool," and ordered "... to be brought up before... the Judge of the County Court of Lancaster, holden at Lancaster, on Friday 25 February 1859, at eleven o'clock in the fore-noon precisely"; he was again mentioned in the London Gazette, 25 May 1860, in listings for cases in Bankruptcy before Mr Chief Commissioner LAW, for Monday 11 June 1860, at eleven o'clock, as "... James Walter THOMAS (sued and committed as John W. THOMAS, and occasionally signing his name as J.W. THOMAS and Coy), late of No 40 Broad Street Buildings, London, and of Walton-on-the-Hill, Lancashire, Commission Wine Merchant; the Liverpool Borough Gaol was located at Walton-on-the-Hill, but James THOMAS was not there in the 1861 Census; in February 1869, James Walter THOMAS, of No 3 Romford Place, Liverpool, Wine Broker, trading under the style of firm of J.W. THOMAS and Coy, was "...adjudged Bankrupt" under the Act [Liverpool Daily Post, 15 February]; they were both at 97 Grosvenor Road, Islington, 1871 Census, Walter aged 66, Wine Merchant, born Bristol, with wife Anna, two children, and cousin Thomas S. CRANE (aged 68, born Wexford, and unmarried); he died at Islington, June quarter 1871, aged 66 [Volume 1b, Page 240]; they had issue:
i. Walter George Welman THOMAS, baptised at Holy Trinity, Bath, Somerset, 5 August 1844; aged 7, with parents, 1851; at 40 Bloomsbury Square, London, 1861 Census, aged 17, born Bath, a visitor in the household of Sarah CHAPPLE, Widow, aged 50, born Gloucestershire, and her two children Eliza (12) and John (9).
ii. James Robert Anthony THOMAS, born at Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool, and baptised at St Peter's, 2 March 1848; probably died young?
iii. Rebecca Catherine THOMAS, baptised at St Peter's, Liverpool, 14 May 1851; probably at Eaton Road, Kemp Town, Brighton, 1881 Census, Governess at a Preparatory School for Boys; probably at 36 Granada Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, 1911 Census, aged 60, Unmarried, born Liverpool, a Companion to Eliza Ann HARISON, aged 56, Unmarried, Superintendent of a Ladies Boarding House.
iv. Anthony Charles THOMAS, born at Frazer Street, Liverpool, and baptised at St Peter's, 21 Jul 1852.
v. Kempson Hendrick THOMAS, born at Everton, and baptised at St Peter's, Liverpool, 15 December 1854; aged 16, Clerk, with his parents, 1871; he was married in 1892 to his second cousin Ernestine Ellen WARD (see below); they had issue.
vi. Sarah Eleanor THOMAS, born Lancashire, and baptised at Liverpool St Peter, 14 July 1857; as a Spinster, aged 41, of 8 Archibald Road, and the second daughter of the late James Walter THOMAS, of Hensbury Park, Gloucestershire [Bristol Mercury, 29 Oct 1898], she was married at St George's, Tufnell Park, Islington, on 26 October 1898, to John Crampern ROSSELLOTY, Surgeon, aged 61, Widower, Surgeon (M.R.C.S., Esq), of Finsbury Park, son of Bartholomew ROSSELLOTY, Accountant, the witnesses including R.C. THOMAS and Stanhope Edgar WARD, M.A.
John THOMAS, born at Wallace, Glamorganshire, in 1736, second son of William THOMAS (born 1695) and his wife Jennett THOMAS of Ewenny, Glamorganshire; John was of Henbury, Gloucestershire; he was accidently drowned at Alveston, Gloucestershire, on 5 March 1817, aged 80 years, and was buried at Henbury, 11 March, aged 79 in Register; he was married on 1 May 1765, to Eleanor FOLLET of Exeter; she died on 26 June 1814, and was buried at Henbury, 27 June, aged 80 years; they had issue:
1. John THOMAS, baptised at Henbury, 20 April 1766.
2. Richard THOMAS, baptised at Henbury, 21 February 1768.
3. Ann THOMAS, baptised at Henbury, 4 June 1770.
4. Eleanor THOMAS, baptised at Henbury, 23 August 1772.
5. James THOMAS, born 10 June 1774, and baptised at Henbury, 3 July. See [%] below.
6. William THOMAS, baptised at Henbury, 30 November 1777; probably at Wine Street, Bristol Christ Church, 1841 Census, aged 60+, Hosier, with two sons; at 14 Wine Street, Bristol Christ Church, 1851 Census, aged 73, Widower, Hosier and Glover, born at Henbury, and residing with his son William Christopher; his will was proved P.C.C., 6 October 1855, late of 14 Wine Street, Bristol, Hosier, Glover and Undertaker, naming his two sons William Christopher and John Kempson; William was probably married in Bristol, 28 December 1805, to Susannah KEMPSON; with issue:
a. John William THOMAS, baptised at Christ Church, Bristol, 21 June 1807; probably died young.
b. Samuel Winter THOMAS, baptised at Christ Church, Bristol, 25 September 1808; buried at Bristol Christ Church, 18 June 1815, aged 7 years.
c. Mary Ann THOMAS, baptised at Christ Church, Bristol, 3 March 1811 (mother Susan).
d. William Christopher THOMAS, baptised at Christ Church Bristol, 19 December 1813; aged 25+, with his father, 1841 Census; Hosier and Glover; he was at 14 Wine Street, Bristol Christ Church, 1851 Census, aged 37, Hosier, Glover etc, with wife , two sons and widowed father; named in his father's will, proved 1855; he was married at Bristol St Paul, Portland Square, 12 June 1842, to Elizabeth PHILLIPS; with issue:
i. William Christopher THOMAS, baptised at Bristol Christ Church, 9 November 1843.
ii. James K. THOMAS, born at Bristol, about 1846; aged 4, with his parents, 1851 Census.
iii. Charles J. THOMAS, born at Bristol, about 1848; aged 2, with his parents, 1851 Census.
e. John Kempson THOMAS, baptised at Christ Church, Bristol, 14 June 1818; aged 20+, with his father, 1841; at 8 Park Place, Clifton, Bristol, 1851 Census, aged 31, Share Broker, Unmarried; he was named in his father's will, proved 1855; Stock Broker in Bristol; at Clare Street, Bristol, 1859, Stock and Share Broker; he was at 2 Melrose Place, Clifton, Bristol, 1861 Census, aged 42, Stock Broker, with his wife Matilda (aged 27, born Abingdon, Berkshire); he was declared bankrupt, August 1865; he was at 23 Clarence Road, Islington, London, 1871 Census, aged 52, Stock Broker, with his wife Matilda (aged 36); he died at Aberdeen Terrace on 10 November 1877, aged 59, "..of the Stock Exchange" [Western Daily Press, 13 November] - the death was registered at Barton Regis, Gloucestershire; of Kingsdown, Bristol, when he was married at St James's church, Islington, Middlesex, 7 April 1858, to Sarah Matilda Wilson STONE, Spinster, daughter of Michael John STONE, Wine Merchant, of Abingdon, Berkshire.
7. Nancy THOMAS.
[%] James THOMAS (Senior) was born on 10 June 1774; Inn Keeper; possibly "Landlord" or Licensee of the Ship Inn, Alveston, Gloucestershire, 1812 and 1813, when consecutive General Courts and Sessions of Sewers were held on the premises [Bristol Mirror, 6 April 1812 and 10 April 1813].
Landlord (or Licensee) of the Full Moon Inn, North Street, Bristol St Paul, from 1819 until his death (his predecessor, Isaac JONES, was listed as landlord there in 1815, and had a son Isaac buried from there on 23 May 1816, aged 14 months).
James died on 27 July 1833, aged 59; he was married in Bristol on 10 June 1804 to Susanna ROOM, daughter of Walter ROOM of Bristol; she was probably the Landlord of the Full Moon Inn, 1836; she died on 21 July 1833, age 61 (but this appears to be incorrect - see [*]below); they had issue:
a. James William THOMAS, born at Bristol, 7 February 1841, but evidently was not baptised until 17 December 1848; he was aged 4 months, with his mother, 1841; James W. was at 8 Redcliffe Hill, Redcliffe St Mary, Bristol, 1851 Census, aged 9, Scholar, with his grandfather William ARNOLD (aged 64, Widower, Retired Inn Holder) and his unmarried aunt Julia (aged 21) and uncle George (aged 20); James was at Cornwell Lodge, Acton, Middlesex, 1871 Census, aged 30, Public Accountant, born Bristol, with his wife and three sons - Arnold Dawson (aged 4), Hamlin (aged 2) and Howard James (aged 1); he was married at All Saints church, St John's Wood, 16 March 1867, to Fanny Howard DAWSON; in September 1874, James William THOMAS, an accountant, aged 34 [Pall Mall Gazette, 9 September], residing in Albion Terrace, Gravesend, and late of Hayes Farm [Shipping and Mercantile Gazette, 9 September], who had been official liquidator to a public company, was arrested at Gravesend on a charge of having forged an endorsement to a cheque for £47 12s, which had been made out to a creditor, with intent to defraud the Bank of England [Shipping and Mercantile Gazette, 23 September - he appeared before the Lord Mayor on 9 September, and was held on remand for a week, and then until his next appearance, again in the Mansion House, on 30 September, when he was committed for trial and admitted to bail (himself for £250, and two sureties of £250 each, conditional on verification of the sureties), was released from remand imprisonment on 12 October, and made his final appearance in the Old Bailey, 28 October, where the prosecution offered no evidence, and he was found Not Guilty [on-line "Proceedings of the Old Bailey" web-site]; shortly after, the family emigrated to New Zealand, about 1875 or 1876, with further issue; James was known in New Zealand as William Arnold THOMAS; he was at Oriental Bay, Wellington, 1880 Electoral Roll, Clerk; he was appointed Official Assignee for the District of Canterbury, 31 December 1889 [N.Z. Gazette, 9 January 1890]; he was at Hawford Road, Opawa, Heathcote, Canterbury, 1890 Electoral Roll, Official Assignee; he resigned his post on 31 October 1891 [N.Z. Gazette, 5 November]; he registered "... an invention for a new or improved portable copying-press" in January 1892, of 203 Gloucester Street, Christchurch, Accountant [N.Z. Gazette, 21 January]; he was buried at Woolston Cemetery, Rutherford Street, Christchurch, on 4 May 1982, aged 51 years, late Official Assignee in Bankruptcy [Block A; Plot 58]; his widow Fanny Howard THOMAS was buried beside him on 14 June 1913, aged 67 years [Block A; Plot 57].
James is said to have married secondly, Anna Frances WELMAN. See above.
Edward transferred the Queen's Square License in November 1862, when he moved to the Woodside Hotel, Birkenhead; he was at 29 Balls Road, Birkenhead, 1881 Census, aged 74, retired Iron-monger, with his wife and his two daughters; he died at his residence, Wenvoe, George's Mount, New Brighton, 8 January 1891, aged 84 years; probate was granted 6 February 1891 to Fanny Goss THOMAS, of Wenvoe, Spinster, a daughter and one of the executors, Personal estate £1,027 3s; he was married firstly, at Stroud, Gloucestershire, 10 June 1831, to Miss Eliza SMITH, of Stroud; she died between 1851 and 1854; they had issue:
a. Edward THOMAS, born at Bristol, about 1831; aged 9, with his parents, 1841; aged 19, Merchant's Clerk, with his father, 1851.
b. William Henry THOMAS, born at Bristol, about 1832; aged 8, with his parents, 1841; aged 18, Merchant's Clerk, with his father, 1851; Wine and Spirit Merchant in New Brighton and Birkenhead; he died at Victoria New Brighton, Cheshire, 7 November 1867; he was married at Liverpool, 19 July 1859, to Margaret WILDING, aged 29, daughter of Thomas WILDING.
c. Eliza S. THOMAS, born at Bristol, about 1835; aged 16, Scholar, with her father, 1851; aged 25, with her father, 1861; aged 44, with her father, 1881.
d. Fanny Goss THOMAS, born at Bristol, about 1836; aged 4, with her parents, 1841; aged 14, Scholar, with her father, 1851; aged 24, ditto, 1861; aged 45, with her father, 1881; she proved her father's will, 1891.
e. Frederick THOMAS, born at Bristol, about 1837; aged 3, with his parents, 1841; aged 12, Scholar, with his father, 1851.
f. Charles Albert THOMAS, born at Birmingham, about 1838; aged 2, with his parents, 1841; as Albert, aged 11, Scholar, with his father, 1851; as Charles A., aged 21, Clerk, with his father, 1861; he died at 12 Vale Drive, New Brighton, 2 March 1922, Clerk; probate granted at Chester, 17 June, to Effie Constance THOMAS, Spinster, effects £2,044 8s 6d.
h. Mary Louisa THOMAS, baptised at St Peter, Liverpool, 25 March 1841; aged 4 months, with her parents, 1841.
j. Colston THOMAS, born at Liverpool, about 1842; aged 8, Scholar, with his father, 1851; aged 17, Apprentice Hotel, with his father, 1861; died at 12 Vale Drive, New Brighton, 8 July 1913, retired Wine Merchant, with probate granted at Chester, 2 August, to Effie Constance THOMAS, Spinster, Effects £27 9s 7d.
k. Alfred THOMAS, born at Liverpool, about 1842; aged 8, Scholar, with his father, 1851; aged 17, Apprentice Hotel, 1861.
Edward Colston THOMAS, Hotel Keeper, of the Stork Hotel, Queen's Square, aged 45, Widower, and son of James THOMAS, Hotel Keeper, was married secondly, at Christ Church, Liverpool, 15 March 1855, Elizabeth WILLIAMS, aged 42, Spinster, daughter of George WILLIAMS, Hotel Keeper, witnessed by Edward James THOMAS.
a. William James THOMAS, baptised at Weston-super-Mare, 2 March 1836; at 2 Kennell Square, Egerton Street, Liscard, Cheshire, 1871 Census, aged 34, Ship Steward,with his mother Charlotte; he died at New Brighton, 1872.
b. Charles Cook THOMAS, baptized at Aust St John, Gloucestershire, 18 September 1839; at Bishopsgate, 1861 Census, aged 21, House Joiner, born Aust, Gloucestershire, Unmarried, Lodger, with his father; Charles died at Adlington, Lancashire, 22 January 1922; he married firstly, Mercy M. HARRIS, with issue; he married secondly, Hannah WRIGHT, with further issue.
c. Frances Bayton THOMAS, baptized at Lyncombe and Widcombe, Somerset, 18 January 1846.
d. John Edward THOMAS, baptized at Weston Zoyland, Somerset, 13 November 1850; probably a pupil at the Banwell Academy, East Street, Banwell, Somerset, 1861, aged 11, born Bristol; Carpet Warehouseman; he was married at St Paul's, Hammersmith, 25 December 1879, to Harriet KING, daughter of Joseph Curtis KING.
a. Eliza Ann CHAPPLE, born at Stapleston, Gloucestershire, about 1848; aged 2, with her parents, 1851 Census; age 12, with her mother, 1861 Census.
b. John Thomas CHAPPLE, born at Southampton, about 1852; aged 9, with his mother, 1861 Census; aged 18, Independent, with his mother, 1871.
[*] It appears that James's widow, Susannah, died instead on 17 July 1838, "... after a few days illness, relict of Mr James THOMAS, of the Full Moon Hotel, of this city" [Bristol Mercury, 28 July]; the death was registered at Bristol, September quarter [Volume 11; Page 120]; she was buried at Bristol St Paul, Portland Square, on 21 July 1838, aged 67.
Susannah had kept up her late husband's business in the Full Moon Inn, North Street, Bristol, and died intestate, whereupon her daughter Sarah THOMAS, "... without taking out letters of administration, took possession of the effects in the hotel, and carried on the business for a short period" [Morning Advertiser, 10 November 1842].
Sarah then entered an arrangement with "... her brother, James Walter THOMAS, who had carried on a posting business in the same town, that both businesses should be joined and carried on by them in partnership. Under this arrangement the parties acted for some time, but in November 1840, James Walter THOMAS being about to be married, Sarah THOMAS declined having anything further to do with the concern, and in consideration of the sum of £875, she gave up all her interest in the business" [Morning Advertiser, 10 November 1842].
John THOMAS and his wife Ann (possibly Ann ANTHONY, who married a John THOMAS at Bristol St Paul, 5 May 1812) had issue:
1. Edward Colston THOMAS, baptised at Bristol, 3 March 1816; possibly buried at Bristol Holy Trinity, 7 November 1870?
THE LOWCAY FAMILY IN WEXFORD.
Henry LOWCAY, born in 1626, probably in the Isle of Man, a son of William LOWCAY (thought to have been an Army Chaplain) by his wife Ellinor JOYNER (she was buried at Mallew, Isle of Man, on 14 March 1674 [from Croydon LOWCAY, a descendant, 2017], and believed to have had French Protestant (Huguenot) ancestors; Scholar, Queen's College, Oxon, May 1651; B.A., from Queen's College, 13 December 1651 (listed in "Alumni Oxonienses" as Henry LACY); M.A.; Master of the Classical School in Castletown, Isle of Man; Vicar of St German, Isle of Man, 1661 (succeeding Thomas HARRISON, and succeeded in 1680 by John WOODS); Rector of the Parish of Ballaugh, 1687, in the room of Charles PARR (deceased); he died on 24 June 1700, and was buried at Kirk Braddan, where the Register records this Memorial - "The Reverend, pious and eminently learned Henry LOWCAY, M.A., who lead his life so that he might be justly termed and esteemed a true pattern of primitive piety, having continued 13 years Parson of Ballaugh, dyed at Douglas June ye 24th, and was buried in the Church of Kk Braddan. Anno Dom: 1700"; his will, dated 20 October 1700, made provision for his burial in his daughter Ellinor's grave "...or as near it as my relations and friends shall think meet," and mentioned his wife Margaret, sons Robert, Charles, John, Henry and Anthony, and daughters Margaret and Elizabeth.
Henry was married to Margaret GARRETT [from Croydon LOWCAY, 2017 - although several on-line family trees record her as a STANDISH?]; she was named as joint executrix of her husband's will, 1700; she died in April 1708, aged 68.
Henry and Margaret had issue:
1. Robert LOWCAY, born 1659. See [X] below.
2. Charles LOWCAY; mentioned in his father's will, 1700 - "I have always done what I could for my son Charles, nor must he expect any money from myself. Therefore I leave him only two pence" [courtesy of Jane THOMAS and Croydon LOWCAY, 2017]; Charles was mentioned by his nephew Anthony, in his defence of the Case in the Chancery Court of Ireland in 1743, that he had gone to reside in Bridgetown, Island of Barbadoes, West Indies, but whether he was still living, or had any issue, Anthony did not know [CROSSLÉ Abstracts].
3. John LOWCAY; named in his father's will, with a bequest of "... ten pounds but from me to my son John now at London to whom I loaned ago twenty shillings, and if he have a desire to live in this Island it is my will that he should have an apartment in my home as may be convenient for him and best suited with his life, together with the little garden adjoining, on condition that he be, and continue, unmarried"; but, already married, he evidently did not return; Dyer, parish of St Giles's, Cripplegate, 1701; mentioned in a Consistory Court held in Kirk Michael, Isle of Man, 22 April 1708, with payment agreed by his sister Margaret CURGHEY to him of "... the debt and legacy mentioned in the last will of Mr Henry LOWCAY"; John was married in London, 15 August 1699, to Ruth TUBB; with issue:
a. Mary LOWCAY, born 8 January 1701-02, an baptised at St Giles's, Cripplegate, 18 February 1701-02; living in Ireland, 1740-42; went to live in Ireland with her uncle Rev Dr Anthony LOWCAY, about late 1730's; a co-defendant in the CURPHEY v LOWCAY Chancery Court proceedings in Ireland, 1743.
4. Ellinor LOWCAY; died in 1699.
5. Henry LOWCAY; mentioned in his father's will, 1700, as having "... long been sickly and indisposed" and that he was to "... lodge with his mother and sister Margaret and submit himself wholly to their ordering, and... be content with what they allow him," but with the stricture that "... if he presumes to do otherwise I leave him only sixpence"; his will dated 1701, of Braddan, Isle of Man, Gunsmith, father dead, mother Margaret executrix, brothers and sisters not identified.
6. Margaret LOWCAY, baptised at Malew, 7 March 1671; named in her father's will, 1700, along with her mother, as one of the "... joint executors for the good and benefit of my children, viz. Henry, Anthony and Elizabeth, hoping they will be very careful individuals uprightly with my said dear children, and this I charge on my said executors as they will answer for it at the dreadful day of judgement"; she was joint supplicant in a Cause before the Court of Chancery, Ireland, 1743, as Margaret CURPHEY alias LOWCAY; she was buried at Lazayre, Isle of Man, 5 January 1756, widow of CURGHEY.
7. Marie LOWCAY, baptised at Malew, Isle of Man, 6 December 1673.
8. Jane LOWCAY, baptised at Malew, 28 October 1675.
9. Anthony LOWCAY, born at Castletown, Isle of Man, and baptised at Malew, 29 December 1677; named in his father's will, 1700, "... the rest of my books, whether printed or in manuscripts... to my son Anthony, now at Trinity College near Dublin"; admitted Sizar (tutor Mr Hez. LOWCAY, Douglas, Isle of Man), Trinity College, Dublin, 22 May 1697, aged 18; Scholar, 1699, B.A. 1701, M.A. Aest 1704, B.D. and D.D., Vern 1722 ["Alumni Dublinensis," Edited by BURTCHAELL and SADLIER, London, 1924]; mentioned in a Consistorial Court held in Kirk Michael, Isle of Man, 22 April 1708, as being due to pay his sister Margaret CURGHEY (a joint executor of their late father), the sum of £8 9s 8d; Rector of Galtrim, County Meath; he published "Obedience to the Supreme Power - A Sermon, Preach'd on the Occasion of the intended Invasion by the Pretender," Dublin, 1715 [Eighteenth Century Collections On-line, or ECCO]; he wrote a letter to Archbishop KING, dated 20 December 1718, describing himself as "... nearly related to Mr John CHRISTIAN, who had the honour of having Your Grace his Pupil" ["A Great Archbishop of Dublin," by Sir Charles Simeon KING, London, 1908, footnote to page 9]; Anthony subscribed to the Act of Parliament for an Act for Repairing the road from Black Hill in County Meath to Athlone, Dublin, 1731; he subscribed to the publication of "Cyclopaedia, or an universal dictionary of arts and science," by E. CHAMBERS, F.R.S., Dublin, 1740; he was recorded in a Cause in the Court of Chancery (April 1743) as having died on 5 March 1741-42; late of Galtrim, Clerk, Administration of his Estate was granted on 9 March 1742 to his nephew, Anthony LOWCAY of Rosetown, County Wexford, Esq; referred to in litigation between his kinfolk over his Administration as the Reverend Doctor Anthony LOWCAY.
10. Elizabeth LOWCAY, baptised at Malew, 6 December 1680; named in her father's will, 1700; married firstly, by Settlements dated 1 May 1702, William WHITESIDE, of Whitehaven, County Cumberland, son of Anthony WHITESIDE, Mariner; they were both named in a Consistory Court held in Kirk Michael, on 22 April 1708, as reaching a agreement with John CURGHEY and his wife Margaret (Elizabeth's sister) over division of the estate of their late mother Margaret LOWCAY; Elizabeth and William had issue:
a. Anthony WHITESIDE, born 1703.
b. William WHITESIDE.
Elizabeth appears to have married secondly, Mr NASH; of the Isle of Man, when she, as Elizabeth NASH, was named as joint supplicant in a Cause before the Court of Chancery, Ireland, 1743.
[X] Robert LOWCAY, born on the Isle of Man, about 1659; admitted to Trinity College Dublin, as Pensioner (tutor Mr Henry HALL), 1 June 1679, aged 20; B.A., Verne 1683 [Alumni Dublinensis]; Robert was appointed on 9 July 1691, as Sequestrator to the Impropriate Curacy of Killesk, Diocese of Ferns ["Ferns Clergy and Parishes" Rev James B. LESLIE, Dublin, 1936, page 184]; he was appointed Curate of Fethard, 10 February 1691-92 ["Ferns Clergy..." page 162]; mentioned in his father's will - "... as for my son Robert, he knows right well what I expended on him during his abode at the University of Dublin, both in money and Books, yet I now bestow these books following... And if I be not satisfied with what I have formally done and now do for him... I hope better things of him, and that he will prove (as far as he can) a help to his dear mother and other relations" [courtesy of Croydon LOWCAY and Jane THOMAS, 2017]; Licensed on 1 May 1701, as Impropriate Curate of the Parishes of Owenduffe, Kinneigh alias Tintern, Clonmines, Kilcownmore, Clongeen and Inch ["Ferns Clergy..." page 174] - in this entry, LESLIE notes that Robert had two sons, Rev Anthony, Rector of Galtrim (probably in error for his brother), and Rev Standish; Robert LOQUY (sic), of Ronstown (sic) in the County of Wexford, Clerk, was second party to a Deed of Lease and Release, dated 16 and 17 March 1710 respectively [Memorial 2142, Book 5, Page 391], made by Joseph MAUNSELL of Annagharesty, in the County of the City of Limerick, concerning "... all that and those the Farm, Town and Lands of Caroh, with all the Houses, Lands, Tenements, Boggs, etc, with the reversion and Reversions, Rents and Remainders thereof or anyways thereto belonging, to have and to hold the said Bargain and sole Premises unto him the said Robert LOQUY his Heirs and Assigns for the whole year commencing the day next before the date of the said indenture... which premises are lying and being within the Barony of Athenry and county of Galway"; in 1712, Rev Robert LOWCAY of Rolestown (sic), was party to an Agreement with Joseph MAUNSELL of Anaghrosty, in the County of the City of Limerick, and Robert MASON of Masonbrook, County Galway, Esq, for the levying of a fine to Joseph STANDISH, Gent, of the Lands of Carha (250 acres), and Lishana (75 acres) in the Barony of Athenree, County Galway, "...now held by David GIBBON, Morgan HAYES and Isaac LAVIGNE" ["Survey of Documents in Private Keeping, Second Series," by John AINSWORTH and Edward McLYSAGHT, Analectica Hibernica, No 20, 2nd Series, 1958, page 44].
Robert LOWCAY of Rowstown, County Wexford, Clerk, his will dated 26 June 1714, and proved in the Prerogative Court of Ireland, 25 October 1714, naming his wife Mary, son Standish, daughters Elizabeth and Mary, daughter Margaret, sons Henry, Anthony and Joseph, and "...brothers Standish L--- and Anthony L---" [BETHAM's Abstract].
The penultimate entry here is a bit problematic, and may be a case of BETHAM having misread "brother Standish" as a LOWCAY in error for "brother(-in-law) STANDISH" - but if the entry was exactly as he abstracted, then it does suggest that the LOWCAY-STANDISH marriage may have been a generation earlier?
Robert is said to have married Margaret STANDISH [information from Croydon LOWCAY, a descendant, and Jane THOMAS, 2017]; if so, she appears to have been his first wife, and they probably had issue:
1. Standish LOWCAY, born at Ross, County Wexford, about 1691; aged 25 when admitted to Trinity College, Dublin, 3 April 1707, as a Pensioner (tutor Mr FELL, Ross); Scholar 1709, B.A. Vern 1711, M.A. Aest 1714 [Alumni Dublinensis]; named in his father's will, 1714; ordained Deacon on 5 September 1714, Priest on 3 April 1715, appointed 6 September 1714 as Curate of Owenduffe and Tintern, and collated on 15 September 1720 as Prebend of Clone, Diocese of Ferns ["Ferns..." pages 58, 229 and 230]; he was succeeded as Prebend in 1729 by Sutton SYMES; probably dead before 1743, and perhaps as early as 1729. No documentary evidence of any issue (although family lore suggests otherwise).
2. Elizabeth LOWCAY; named in her father's will, 1714; living 1743; married William WILCOCKS, Perukemaker, of Waterford; they had issue:
a. Rebecca WILLCOX; named in her grandmother's will, 1734.
3. Mary LOWCAY; named in her father's will, 1714.
4. Margaret LOWCAY; named in her father's will, 1714.
5. Henry LOWCAY; named in his father's will, 1714; probably dead before 1743.
7. Joseph LOWCAY; named in his father's will, 1714; living 1743. No further mentions in Irish records.
Robert appears to have married secondly, Mary (one on-line pedigree identifies her as Mary JOYNER - but this was also, or instead, the name of his paternal grandmother); as Mary LOWCAY, of Rosetown, County Wexford, Widow, her will was dated 15 November 1734, and proved in the Prerogative Court of Ireland, 2 December 1734, naming her grand-daughter Rebecca WILLCOX, her son Joseph LOWCAY, her brother[-in-law] Anthony LOWCAY, and her sister Rebecca COLLINS [BETHAM's Abstracts].
This abstract does raise some questions:
Firstly, there was no indication of Rebecca's marital status, but if single, COLLINS is likely to have been Mary's maiden surname?
Secondly, it is nowhere clear why she named no children other than her son Joseph - was he her only child, and the others named in her husband's will 20 years earlier his children by an earlier marriage (and if so, inevitably the STANDISH one claimed by descendants), and if so, were all the elder children all still living (Anthony certainly was), or had the others all died, or left Ireland?
[W] Anthony LOWCAY, born before 1713, and probably well before; named in his father's will, 1714; named by LESLIE ["Ferns Clergy and Parishes"] as Rector of Galtrim, but probably in error for the uncle (there is no entry in Trinity College Admissions for this younger Anthony, and a B.A. from a recognised university was a precondition for Ordination); Anthony (Junior) made a Deed of Release, dated 3 December 1734 [Memorial Number 54740, Volume 78, Page 212, Dublin Deeds Registry] - however, there appear to be some errors in the Memorial, or perhaps a line or two of the original has been skipped by the memorial writer, as it records that the first party to a Tripartite Release was "... Anthony LOWCAY, late of Rosetown, in the County of Wexford, Clerke, deceased and sole Executor and Legatee of Mary LOWCAY his Mother who was the Widow of the said Robert LOWCAY and his sole executrix" - I suspect it was a case of Anthony being alive, and not deceased, although his name appears no-where in the BETHAM Abstract of his mother Mary's will (above), other than as her "brother" - and the use of the word "said" indicates that there had been earlier mention of Robert LOWCAY, who was a Clerk - further, there is no mention of the Lease, and of the tripartite release, only two parties are mentioned, the first, and the other. The original deposited deed needs to be sighted to clarify if and what errors may have been made when the deed was memorialised by Registry clerks.
Probably (or perhaps instead ? father of) the next:
Anthony LOWCAY; of Rosetown, County Wexford; on 9 March 1741, he was granted Administration of the effects of his uncle Rev'd Anthony LOWCAY (Senior), of Gaultrim, County Meath [BETHAM's Abstracts]; of Roe's-town, Coroner for County Wexford, November 1750, 1768, and December 1780 [Gentleman's and Citizen's Almanacs, Dublin, 1751, 1769 and 1781]; he witnessed the deed of marriage settlements for his daughter Ann LOWCAY and Joseph GEALE, of Mount Geale, County Kilkenny, Esq, dated 3 September 1768 [Memorial 172739, Book 262, Page 391].
Anthony died at Rosetown, County Wexford, Esq, shortly before November 1785 [Saunders News Letter, 1 December; Gentleman's Magazine, December 1785]; his will, dated 11 January 1785, was proved in the Prerogative Court of Ireland, 4 February 1786, naming two of his sons and three of his daughters [BETHAM's Abstracts]; if this was Rev Robert LOWCAY's son, he must have been of a very advanced age.
Anthony was married, but the identity of his wife remains elusive, but perhaps a PEARSE; she evidently died before him; they had issue:
1. Elizabeth LOWCAY, eldest daughter; named in her father's will as Mrs LAWRENSON; she was married at Mount Geal, in August 1773, to John LAWRENSON, of Bawnmore, County Kilkenny [Saunders Newsletter, 30 August], the Deed of Marriage Settlements, dated 27 August 1773, with a marriage portion of £500. BETHAM incorrectly identified her in his Abstract of Anthony's will by inserting, perhaps later, the name of Lucinda.
2. Mary Pearse LOWCAY, probably born before 1764; named in her father's will, 1785; she was married, by License of the Archbishop of Canterbury, in St James's, Westminster, on 14 October 1778, to William AGNEW, Esq, both of the parish, the witnesses being Standish LOWCAY and Henry SEELEY; as Mary AGNEW, of the City of Waterford, Widow, she made a deed dated 10 April 1789 [Memorial 268810, Book 412, Page 65], by which her brother Standish demised unto her the Lease of Grange, County Wexford; she made several other deeds dated 2 November 1793, one giving her address as Horetown, County Wexford (perhaps read in error by the Memorial copying clerk for Rosetown?), and demising a large quantity of itemised household goods to her sister Ellinor LOWCAY, Spinster [Memorial 301691, Book 470, Page 240, Dublin Deeds Registry], and the other demising Ellinor the Farm Lett of Rosetown, both of that address [Memorial 301692, Book 472, Page 383]; of Rosetown when she made an Indented Deed dated 4 November 1793, by which she demised the Land of Rosetown to Standish LOWCAY of Portobello, County Wexford [Memorial 310733, Book 482, Page 33] - the witnesses to all these three deeds dated November 1793 were the same (Michael JACKSON of Portobello, Schoolmaster, and George JURE, of New Ross, Gents).
[George ROBBINS, of New Ross, County Wexford; his will, dated 26 December 1692, named, among others, his son-in-law William WELMAN, and his two WELMAN grandchildren George and Sarah.]
Joseph ROBBINS, of Ballyduffe, County Kilkenny, his will dated 30 November 1724, proved 7 May 1725, named, among others, a son George, and his brother-in-law John FRENCH of Camolin, County Wexford. Standish LOWCAY made a Deed of Assignment, dated 23 May 1803, to George ROBBINS of Rosetown, County Wexford, concerning the Town and Lands of Grange, which lands Standish had previously (1789) granted his sister Mary AGNEW, Widow.
4. Standish LOWCAY, born at New Ross, Wexford, in or before 1759; witnessed his sister Mary's marriage in Westminster in 1778; of Rosetown, County Wexford, Gent, when named as grantee in a Deed of Lease, dated 5 August 1780 [Memorial 227533], made by Henry Earl of Ely, concerning Aldridge, in County Wexford, containing 54 acres plantation measure, for a term of three lives, they being Standish himself, and Nicolas Loftus TOTTENHAM and Ponsonby TOTTENHAM (the second and third sons of Charles TOTTENHAM); Standish was named in his father's will, 1785; of Portobello, County Wexford, when he was named as first party to a Deed of Lease dated 20 April 1789 [Memorial 268810, Book 412, Page 65], in which he demised lands in Grange, Barony of Shelburne, County Wexford, to his sister Mary AGNEW, of the City of Waterford, Widow; of Portobello, County Wexford, 4 November 1793 [Memorial 301733, Book 482, Page 33, Deeds Registry, Dublin], when he was demised the Lands of Rosetown by Mary AGNEW, Widow, and the sister of his probable sister Ellinor; Churchwarden, Fethard, 1814; Standish was probably the one who died at Fethard, in July 1822 [Dublin Weekly Register, 13 July]; of Rosetown when he was married, probably firstly, in late December 1784 or early January 1785, to the Widow (Ann) ROGERS of Boderan, County Wexford [Saunders Newsletter, 4 January]; Standish probably married secondly in Dublin, August 1794, Miss Mary ALLEN, niece to the late Rev Dr DOWNES [Saunders Newsletter, 28 August], the marriage settlements mentioned in a deed dated 21 May 1803, of Standish LOWCAY and his wife Mary LOWCAY otherwise ALLEN (to Benjamin ROBERTS of the City of Waterford), in which Mary's father is recorded as Rev William DOWNES of the City of Waterford, and her mother as Ann DOWNES otherwise DEYAS otherwise BOLTON [Memorial Number 369415, Deeds Registry]; Standish had issue, including:
a. Ann LOWCAY, the wife of Joseph BRAGG, of Cumberland.
5. Anthony LOWCAY, born in or before 1747; named in his father's will; third party to the Marriage Settlements of his probable sister Ann LOWCAY to Joseph GEALE, 1768; Coastal Officer, Department of Customs and Excise, Ross, Wexford, 1773 [Appendix, Journal of the House of Commons, 12 October 1773 to 2 January 1774]; he died before 1798; he was married in 1773, to Miss Ann KING [Hibernian Magazine]; she was at Kilhile, County Wexford, Widow, 1798, when she claimed for losses to her property; they may have had issue, perhaps including a son Anthony? See below.
6. Margaret LOWCAY; named as a daughter WELMAN in her father's will, 1785.
7. Ann LOWCAY; probably born in or before 1750; of Rosetown, County Wexford, Spinster, when she was married to Joseph GEALE, of Mount Geale, County Kilkenny, Esq, by a Deed of Marriage Settlements dated 3 September 1768, he being eldest son of the late John GEALE of the same place (deceased), with Anthony LOWCAY Junior, of Rosetown, and Thomas TENISON (or JENISON?), of Rock Hall, County Kilkenny, as the third party (the trustees), for a portion of £500, in anticipation of a marriage soon to be had between, and concerning lands in County Kilkenny, with the deed witnessed by Anthony LOWCAY Senior [Memorial 172739, Book 262, Page 391].
Miss Debby LOWCAY, daughter of Anthony LOWCAY of Rosetown, County of Wexford, Esq, died in February 1779 [Saunders Newsletter, 18 February].
Chancery Bill, CURPHEY v LOWCAY, 23 April 1743 [CROSSLÉ Abstracts, PRONI, digital image viewable on Findmypast].
ANTHONY LOWCAY OF KILHILE, ARTHURSTOWN, AND HIS FAMILY.
Anthony LOWCAY, born about 1771; he died on 12 March 1856, aged 84 years, and was buried at Ballyhack Churchyard, Arthurstown, County Wexford [CANTWELL's Memorials].
Anthony LOWCAY, Esq, Killhile, Co Wexford, Post Town Arthurstown, 1814 ["A Directory of Market Town, etc," by Ambrose LEET].
Anthony LOWCAY, Esq, of Kilhile Cottage, parish of St James, April 1842; he was in a list of people who had served on the Clerk of the Peace, New Ross, notice of Application and affidavits to Register Firearms - his arms included "... three guns and two pistols" [Wexford Chronicle, 2 April 1842].
Anthony LOWCAY, Kilhile House, August 1855, was a co-signatory, with, among others, Jonas King LOWCAY, also of Kilhile House, to a notice expressing deep regret at the departure of J. THOMSON, Sub-Inspector of the Constabulary, after a long residence among them [Wexford Independent, 11 August].
Mary LOWCAY, born about 1781; as Miss Mary LOWCAY, she died at Kilhile House, County Wexford, in January 1863, aged 81 years [Waterford News, 16 January].
Jonas LOWCAY; married with issue:
1. Anthony A. LOWCAY, born in 1824; died on 23 May 1827, aged 2 years and 6 months, and was buried at Ballyhack [CANTWELL].
2. Ann R. LOWCAY, born about December 1826; died on 16 May 1827, aged 5 months, and was buried at Ballyhack.
Rebecca Emily LOWCAY, "... relict of the late Jonas King LOWCAY, Esq," died at Kilhile House on 19 June 1861, "... after a tedious illness, borne with the most Christian fortitude" [Waterford Mail, 24 June].
Jonas King LOWCAY died at Kilhile Cottage, County Wexford, on 12 October 1834, of whom it was said - "In the relations of son, husband and father, his loss is irreparable - while as a member of society, his strict integrity and amiability of manner will cause him long to be regretted by all who knew him" [Waterford Mail, 25 October].
Probably the husband of Rebecca Emily, and father of Anthony A., Ann R., and perhaps also Jonas K. Junior?
Jonas King LOWCAY, born about 1825; of Kilhile, Arthurstown, County Wexford, Esq; he died at Kilhile, on 23 February 1892, aged 66, of influenza - he "... held a large farm on the Templemore estate, was an old bachelor of eccentric habits... did not even call a doctor... the only direct representative alive of an old family of foreign extraction... died extremely rich; it is said that he was worth, all told, about 30 or 40 thousand pounds, a great portion of which was sunk in Australian, Egyptian and Turkish bonds... also a large shareholder in the Provincial Bank, The Great Southern Railway and other institutions" [Waterford Mirror and Tramore Visitor, 17 March]; Administration of his estate was granted to Benjamin Arthur William LETT, Esq, Effects £10,909 6s.
Mary Whitney LOWCAY, born about 1831; she died at Kilhile, 20 January 1890, aged 58, spinster, and a Gentlewoman.
STANDISH LOWCAY AND HIS FAMILY CONNECTIONS.
Mrs LOWCAY died at Ballyhack, County Wexford, on 17 July 1793 [Hibernian Magazine]. Possibly the wife of Standish LOWCAY, earlier the widow ROGERS?
Standish LOQUAY and Thomas McCORD fought a duel in 1807, in which LOQUAY was wounded in the groin ["That Damned Thing called Honour; Duelling in Ireland 1570-1860," by James KELLY, 1995 - citing Freeman's Journal, 2 and 4 June 1807].
Standish LOWCAY; Ensign, 8th Garrison Battalion, 2 December 1806 [Caledonian Mercury, 11 December]; Ensign, 59th Foot, when he was promoted, in August 1808, without purchase, as Lieutenant, 26th Regiment [London Gazette, 13 August]; Lieutenant (19th in a list of 19), 1st Battalion, 26th Regiment, 16 July 1809, when that Regiment (comprising 41 Officers, 47 Sergeants, 16 Drummers and 666 Rank and File) embarked at Stoke's Bay on H.M.'s ships Marlborough and Hero for service at the Siege of Walcheren [Historical Records of the 26th or Cameronian Regiment, by Thomas CARTER, page 132]; Peninsular War Medal, as Lieutenant, 26th Regiment of Foot, 2nd Battalion.
Standish LOWCAY, born at New Ross, Wexford, about 1791; aged 25 when he enlisted in the Army, 9 June 1817, for unlimited service, and was posted to the 94th Regiment of Foot; volunteered for transfer to the 43rd Regiment of Foot, 19 December 1818; promoted Corporal, 14 January 1820; transferred to the 1st Battalion, 60th Rifles, 3 February 1825; probably Sergeant, 16th Foot (or 16th Rifle Corps), when he was married at St Paul's, Liverpool, on 25 April 1827, to Ann USHER.
A GEORGE LOWCAY OF BALLYMONEY, GOREY, COUNTY WEXFORD.
George P. LOWCAY was born about 1793-94, probably in Wexford; he served in the Wexford Militia; he was appointed Ensign, 57th Regiment of Foot, 7 May 1811 [Royal Military Chronicle]; he was promoted Lieutenant, 57th Regiment, 24 June 1813, vice Lieutenant V.Y. DONALDSON, promoted [London Gazette, 29 June]; served with that Regiment in the Peninsular Wars; he was of Ballymoney, Gorey, County Wexford, in May-June 1826, aged 32 years, when he wrote to Lieutenant-Colonel SHAWE and the Lord Deputy [Richard WELLESLEY], "... soliciting a position of chief constable in the police force," noting the above mentioned service details, his age, and stating that "... he is the only son of an old magistrate" [National Archives of Ireland, CSO/RP/1826/599, Chief Secretary's Office]; he was married at Kirk Braddan, Isle of Man, August 1817, to Mary Ann Good STEVENSON, youngest daughter of Leonard STEVENSON Esq, Alderman of Stamford, Lincolnshire [Carlisle Patriot, 20 August].
George Tottenham LOWCAY, born about 1791-92; died at Cork, second quarter 1870 [Volume 10, Page 156), aged 78; of Ballymoney, Co Wexford, when he was married, at Arklow, on 27 October 1824, to Elinor CLARKSON, of Arklow [Analectica Hibernica, Issues 25-26, Dublin, 1967, page 107]; probable issue:
1. John Clarkson LOWCAY, born about 1832-33; died at Cork, first quarter 1866 [Volume 5, page 16), aged 33.
George probably married secondly, Margaret (-?-); she died at Queenstown, Co Cork, on 11 April 1888, aged 80, the widow of George T. LOWCAY, a Revenue Officer, the death informed by her step-daughter Anne LOWCAY, who made her "X" mark.
Possibly of the Kilhile branch?
George Tottenham LOWCAY was married, by M.L.B., Diocese of Dublin, 1833, to Eliza CLARKE.
George Tottenham LOWCAY, born about 1836, son of George LOWCAY, of Queenstown, County Cork; Private, No 162, 2nd Battalion, 57th Regiment, Poona, India, when he was Court Martialed for striking his Commanding Officer, Major ST CLAIR, and sentenced to 4 years penal servitude; sent back to England on the ship Assaye; incarcerated at Millbank Prison, 20 July 1861, transferred to Pentonville Prison, 9 August 1861, transferred to Portland Prison, 4 July 1862, and discharged under license, 9 March 1863, to Howard Street, Liverpool.
Standish Tottenham LOWCAY; prisoner Newgate Prison, about 1814.
A BRANCH OF THIS FAMILY SERVED WITH DISTINCTION IN THE ROYAL NAVY.
Henry LOWCAY, born in Ireland (possibly in Waterford), about 1740 (and claimed by one family tree on ancestry.com as a son of Standish LOWCAY, but this seems to be unlikely); "... a veteran Warrant Officer who was Master's Mate of the 'Swallow' sloop of war on the voyage discovery of the South Seas in 1766-69, and died on 5 February 1827 at Portsmouth aged 87" ["A Naval Biographical Dictionary," by William O'BYRNE, Volume 1, 1849, page 677]; however, a death notice was published in the Hampshire Chronicle, etc, on 19 February 1827, recording his death, "... last week, at Portsea, aged 87... father of Commander Henry LOWCAY, Lieutenants William, Robert and George LOWCAY"; he was married by License at Plymouth St Andrew, on 3 April 1774, to Peggy GRANT, both of the parish (she was a minor, and had permission from her father John GRANT); she was buried at Portsea, 10 January 1813, aged 58 [Familysearch]; they had issue:
1. Henry LOWCAY, baptised at Portsmouth St Mary, 25 February 1779; entered the R.N. on 2 April 1791; "... served as a midshipman with Sir Samuel HOOD at the surrender of Corsica and attack on Teneriffe, and in the 'Culloden' with Sir J. TROUBRIDGE, and was discharged in 1835, aged 57, in pecuniary distress (a sick wife)" [British Royal Navy Service and Pension Records, Findmypast]; at Tavistock Place, Plymouth, 1841 Census, aged 60+, Navy, with wife Emelia (aged 43); at 43 Tavistock Place, Plymouth St Charles,1851 Census, aged 72, Retired Captain R.N., with wife Eulalia B. (aged 54); he died at Tavistock Place, Plymouth, on 4 February 1859, "... at an advanced age" [Morning Chronicle, London, 12 February]; he married firstly, at Portsea St Mary, 30 June 1803, Mary Ann DOUGLAS (a minor, with consent of her mother); she died in Plymouth, May 1835 [The Age, London, 31 May]; Henry married secondly, at Plymouth St Charles, on 3 May 1836, Miss Eulelia Bickford STEERE of Plymouth, Spinster (Cecelia in Marriage Register entry).
2. William LOWCAY, born at Chatham, Kent, on 21 September 1787 [Familysearch]; he died at Weymouth, "...on the 16th inst" [The Standard, London, 20 Jul 1852], and buried at Preston, Dorset, 10 (sic) July 1852, aged 64, late of Weymouth [Burial Register, on Findmypast]; he was married on 14 June 1814, to Mary Anne LAWRENCE (sister of Captain John LAWRENCE, R.N., C.B.); she died at Allington, Bridport, on 1 December 1844 [Bath Chronicle, 12 December]; they had issue two sons and one daughter [on-line Naval Record], including:
a. Henry Lawrence LOWCAY, born in Devon, August 1816. See [^^^] below.
b. William Robert Woodriff LOWCAY, baptised at Fremington, Devon, 23 August 1818; aged 22, Mariner, with his parents, 1841.
c. John Lawrence LOWCAY, born at Lancras, Devon, 20 June 1820; buried at Holbeton, Devon, 1 October 1823, aged 4 years (sic), from Northcombe.
d. Mary Anne Austin LOWCAY, born 6 March 1824, and baptised at Mothecombe, Devon, 4 April; aged 15, with her parents, 1841.
3. Robert LOWCAY, baptised at St John's, Portsea, Southampton, 1 November 1792 [Familysearch]; entered the R.N. on 13 June 1806; Lieutenant, 1815; Lieutenant, H.M.'s ship Victory, 1824; at Cottage Green, Green Lane, Portsea Town, 1841 Census, aged 40+, with wife and four children; Half-pay, 1844; at 4 South Devon Place, Plymouth, 1851 Census, with his wife and three children; he died in Plymouth on 16 March 1853, aged 59 years, and was buried at Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth [M.I. on billiongraves.com]; he married Mary Ann WOODNUTT; she died at 4 South Devon Place, Plymouth, on 25 June 1861, aged 66, "... after a long illness" [Hampshire Telegraph etc, 29 June]; he had issue:
a. John Money LOWCAY, born about 1815; died in May 1904, aged 88, and was buried with his parents in Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth [M.I.]; he married Jane Allen (-?-); she died on 5 August 1926 [M.I.]. Possibly conflated with or mistaken for details for James Money LOWCAY?
b. Jane LOWCAY, born about 1820; aged 20+, with her parents, already married to NORCOCK; she married firstly, Commander John H. NORCOCK, R.N.; she married secondly, Rear Admiral BLIGHT; she married thirdly, at St Jude's, on 27 January 1863, Major-General GRAHAM, C.B.
c. James Money LOWCAY, baptised at Portsea St John, 21 September 1824; Brunswick Lodge (Masonic), 1 August 1847, Admiralty Clerk; with his parents, 1851, aged 28, Paymaster and Purser, R.N.; Paymaster, Royal Navy, 28 April 1843; Purser, R.N., April 1850; Paymaster, H.M.'s Sloop Electra (14 guns), arrived in Hobart Town on 26 March 1854 from Hobson's Bay (with Robert H. LOWCAY, Passed (sic) Clerk); Fleet Paymaster, R.N., 17 September 1856; witnessed his brother William's marriage in March 1860; James was at Florence Villas, Florence Road, Portsmouth, 1861, aged 36, Paymaster, R.N., Half pay, with wife Jane; at 4 West Hoe Terrace, Plymouth, 1901, aged 76, Fleet Paymaster, with wife.
d. Mary Ann LOWCAY, second daughter, aged 15+, with her parents, 1841;with her parents, 1851; she was married at Charles Church, Plymouth, on 4 June 1852, Captain RALPH, late 6th Regiment of Foot.
e. Jane LOWCAY (? - was this James), aged 12, with parents, 1841.
f. William George LOWCAY, born at sea, 1835. See [+++] below.
4. George LOWCAY; perhaps George Tottenham LOWCAY, who died at Cork, in 1870, aged 78?
5. James Welsh LOWCAY, Lieutenant R.N., died at Portsea, in December 1811 [Bath Chronicle, 20 December].
BURKE's "General Armory," 1885, cites the following pedigree under Arms for LOWCAY:
I. Rev Robert LOWCAY; Rector of St James's Dunbrody and Killesk, Diocese of Ferns; father of:
II. Henry LOWCAY of Kilhile, Esq (and brother of Anthony LOWCAY of Rosetown, Esq); father of:
III. Robert LOWCAY, Esq, Lieutenant, R.N.; father of:
IV. James Money LOWCAY, of Lipson Terrace, Devon, Paymaster, R.N.].
I suspect there is a generation missing in this pedigree, and that Henry (II) may have been a son of Anthony of Rosetown, and grandson of Rev Robert (I).
A LOWCAY IN AUSTRALIA.
[^^^] Henry Lawrence LOWCAY, (son of William LOWCAY, R.N.), born at Boathyde Cottage, and baptised at Northam, Devon, 14 August 1816; at Grove Place, St Helier, Jersey, 1841 Census, aged 20+, Tutor; aged 34, at Newington, Surrey, 1851, residing with his brother-in-law William ANLEY (and his wife and daughter); Professor of English, College of Avranches, 1859; transferred on 2 October 1865 to the College of Dieppe, "...chargé de l'enseignment des langues vivants," to replace Monsieur WATERS; transferred on 15 April 1867 to the College of Cherbourg, "...chargé de l'enseignement de l'anglais et de l'allemand"; granted in 1869 "... un congé d'inactivįté jusq'à la fin de l'année scolaire, 1868-69," by the College of Cherbourg; Professor of English at the University of France's l'École d'Application du Génie Maritime (School of Naval Architecture), in Cherbourg, 1878; on 20 November and 25 December 1884 and on 13 January 1885, the "L'Echo Saumurois" newspaper carried this advertisement - "M. Henri LOWCAY, professeur d'Anglais, demande leçons, prix modérés, s'addresser, pour renseignements, à M. MILON, Libraire, ou à M. LOWCAY (le jeudi, de 1 heures à 5 heures), à «Plaisance», Bagneux, près Saumur"; Henry died at Cherbourg, 1884 [Croydon LOWCAY's web-page]; Henry was married at St Helier, Jersey, on 12 July 1845, to Mary Durrell ANLEY, daughter of William ANLEY, Esq, of Allington, Bridgeport (by his wife Sarah de la TASTE); they had issue:
1. Leonora de la Taste LOWCAY, born at Bridport, Dorset, and baptised at Allington, 20 June 1846; at 20 Regent Road, St Helier, Jersey, 1861 Census, aged 14, born England, with her grandmother Sarah ANLEY (aged 64, Widow, Fundholder, born St Helier - she was a daughter of John de la TASTE, of Jersey, and his wife Judith MELLIS of Guernsey).
2. Henry Frederick LOWCAY, born in England [Cyclopedia of South Australia, 1907], in 1847 or 1848 [from age at marriage and at death]; raised and educated in France; Inspector of Vineyards under the Cape Government, 1888-1896, in the Constantia wine-growing district [Cyclopedia]; visited New Zealand Vineyards in 1896; first Inspector of Vineyards appointed under the South Australia Phyloxera Act of 1899 [Cyclopedia]; of Beviss Street, North Adelaide, 1903; of Crown Street, Gawler, 1938; he died at Angaston, South Australia, 22 May 1943, aged 95 [Chronicle (Adelaide), 10 June]; aged 31, Bachelor, Professor of Languages, when he was married at St Saviour's, Jersey, 17 April 1879, to Sophia Mary de la TASTE, aged 24, Spinster, daughter of Mr Charles de la TASTE of Queen's Road, Jersey [Church Register; and Pall Mall Gazette, 22 April] (she was born in Adelaide, South Australia, 19 July 1854, daughter of Charles de la TASTE, Merchant, by his wife Clara SPRAKE - he was probably a nephew of Sarah de la TASTE, the wife of William ANLEY); she died at Angaston, 26 May 1938 [Adelaide Advertiser, 1 June]; they had issue:
a. Violetta de la Taste LOWCAY, born at Lambeth, London, September quarter 1880 [Volume 1D, Page 499].
b. Rose Hilda LOWCAY, born at Stellenbosch, South Africa, about 1890, the second daughter; at St Buryan, Penzance, Cornwall, 1911 Census, aged 21, Landscape Painter, visitor in the household of two HILLS sisters, both American (Nellie aged 35, a China Decorator, and Anna , 28, a Landscape Painter), all unmarried; Rose was aged 21 when she sailed from Liverpool, 16 November 1911, on the White Star liner Suevic, bound for Adelaide via the Cape, and arriving on 30 December; she died at Ashford, Adelaide, 20 October 1968, aged 78, late of Torrens Park; she was married at Unley, Adelaide, 17 August 1915, to Harold Llewellyn SHEARD, of Wayville; they had issue.
c. Daisy Evelyn LOWCAY, born about 1893, probably in South Africa; she died in South Australia, 3 November 1960, aged 67.
ANOTHER IN NEW ZEALAND.
[+++] William George LOWCAY, born at sea, aboard H.M.'s Ship Undaunted [Nautical Magazine, 1835, page 191], and baptised at Alverstock, Hampshire, 14 April 1835; aged 5, with his parents, 1841; with his parents, 1851; at 36 Ridgeway, Plympton St Mary, 1861, aged 30, Fundholder, with wife and son William J.R. (aged 5 months); at Mt Pleasant, Ridgeway, Plympton, 1871, aged 36, with wife Anne and four children; he died at Liskeard, Cornwall, on 20 August 1906; he was married at St Charles the Martyr Parish Church, Plymouth, by License, on 1 March 1860, to Anne Carter SCUDAMORE (daughter of William James SCUDAMORE, Commander, R.N.), witnessed by James M. LOWCAY and by William James, Laura Frances and Harriett SCUDAMORE; they had issue:
1. William James Robert LOWCAY, born at Plymouth, 9 October 1860; aged 5 months, with his parents, 1861; aged 10, ditto, 1871; Bank Clerk; arrived at Bluff, 29 December 1882, on the ship Te Anau from Melbourne, a saloon passenger for Dunedin; Secretary to the Dunedin contingent being raised for service in the Soudan, February 1885; moved to Wellington about 1895; Military Clerk, Defence Office, Wellington; he died at his residence, 9 Evelyn Place, Webb Street, on 4 December 1902, aged 42 [Evening Post, 5 December], and was buried at Karori Cemetery; he was married at St Saviour's, Lyttelton, on 16 August 1892, by the Chaplain of the N.Z. Permanent Militia, to Frances Emily J. WEBB, third daughter of W. WEBB of Invercargill; they had issue:
a. Harry Scudamore LOWCAY, born in N.Z., 1893; married at Durham Street Methodist Church, 14 May 1918, Daisy Vera HARRIS [Star, 29 May]; they had issue.
b. Winifred May LOWCAY, born in N.Z., 1897; died at Wellington, 18 June 1897, aged 2 months [Star, 21 June].
c. Stella Frances LOWCAY, born in N.Z., 1899; she died in N.Z., 1970; she was married in N.Z., 1923, to Stanley MORRIS.
Frances married secondly, in N.Z., 1915, Albert Henry JAMES; she died in 1945, aged 74 years.
2. Anne J. W. LOWCAY, born at Plympton, Devon, about 1862; aged 8, with her parents, 1871.
3. Henry Prior LOWCAY, born at Plympton, Devon, 20 September 1866 [R.N. record, The National Archives, Kew]; aged 4, with his parents, 1871; Sub-Lieutenant, Naval Reserve, 7 September 1794 [ditto T.N.A.]; Lieutenant, Naval Reserve, 12 December 1901 [London Gazette, 17 December], and retired on 10 September 1910 [London Gazette, 13 September]; Master Mariner; he died at Wallasey, Cheshire, June quarter 1936, aged 61; he was married on 4 May 1903, to his cousin, Edith Louise SCUDAMORE (daughter of John Essel SCUDAMORE - a brother of Ann Carter LOWCAY otherwise SCUDAMORE - by his wife Lydia McGLEW); she went to New Zealand in the 1930's (her burial register entry records 30 years in N.Z., suggesting an arrival in 1933, but she probably came out with her son in 1937, after her husband died in Cheshire); she died on 12 July 1963, and was buried at Memorial Park, Bromley, Christchurch; they had issue:
a. Harry LOWCAY, born 22 September 1905; went to New Zealand about 1937; died on 22 September 1992, aged 87, and was buried in his mother's plot at Memorial Park, Bromley; he was married to Ada Orme ARCHBOLD; she died on 11 August 2008, aged 98 (born in N.Z.), and was buried with her husband.
4. Elizabeth M. LOWCAY, born at Plympton, 1870; aged 11 months, with her parents, 1871.
OTHER WELMAN FAMILY MEMBERS IN COUNTY WEXFORD.
Harvey WELMAN, born in County Wexford, about 1820; he was residing at 7 Cobden Street, Manchester, in the 1851 Census, aged 30, Agent, Unmarried, with a house-keepeer and two lodgers, none evidently related.
In a Roman Catholic burial ground near Bannow, there were two graves with WELMAN connections, which were transcribed by a Mr HEATHERINGTON in 1974, and published in CANTWELL's "Memorials for the Dead in Ireland", with notes by b.j.c.:
1. WELLMAN (nav 14). A broken slab, two fragments:
". . . [?]cy WELMAN of
. . . died 29 April
. . . [?]REL alias LOWE
. . . 85 years.
. . . life 6th of
. . . [age]d 77 years
. . . [?]L his wife
. . . 1783 aged 73."
"There were two larger pieces too heavy to turn over... More could perhaps be recovered."
2. WELMAN (6/11) A stone cross inscribed on the horizontal part: Pk WELMAN, and indexed as Patrick.
As Harvey WELLMAN appears to have been a Protestant, these burials, one perhaps born as early as the late 1690's, are unlikely to be closely related.
[Y] HARVEY WELMAN, THE THIRD, SOLDIER.
Harvey WELMAN was born at Tinterne, County Wexford, on 15 August 1782; he was aged 20 when he entered the Army on 21 November 1802, as Ensign (by purchase) in the 44th Regiment of Foot; promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, 44th Foot, 18 February 1804, without purchase (vice Ambrose LANE, who was appointed Captain) [London Star, 21 March 1804]; Lieutenant, 9th Regiment of Foot, 28 March 1805, by exchange without difference; he was recorded as Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, 9th Regiment of Foot, at his marriage in Dublin in 1806.
Harvey sailed from Cork, July 1808, to serve in the Peninsular Wars, under Sir Arthur WELLESLEY and Sir John MOORE, in Portugal ;and Spain; he was present at the Battles of Rolica (17 August 1808) and Vimiera (21 August 1808), and at the defence and evacuation retreat from Coruña (16-17 January 1809); he was recorded as being on home service between January and August 1809 (perhaps in Warrington, Lancashire); he served at the Siege of Flushing, Walcheren Island (August 1809), under Lord Chatham; he was promoted to the rank of Captain, 9th Regiment, 2 November 1809, without purchase; he was evidently in Gibraltar, 1810 and in mid 1811; he participated in the Sieges of Tariffa (19 December 1811 - 4 January 1812) and Tarragoña (3 - 11 June 1813), and at the siege and storm of San Sebastian (7 - 25 July and 22 - 31 August 1813); he was awarded Her Majesty's Medal, with four clasps (9th Regimental Awards - for his participation at Roliça, Vimiera, Coruña and San Sebastian).
Harvey was transferred to the 3rd Garrison Battalion, 20 November 1813, vice Captain H. DUMARESQUE who exchanged [Caledonian Mercury, 6 December 1813]; also recorded, under Garrisons, to be Captain of Company, 11 May 1815, from the 1st Garrison Battalion [Edinburgh Gazette, 2-6 June 1815]; he saw further service at the British controlled Islands of Heligoland, off Germany in the North Sea (1815-18); recorded as placed on half pay, 22 September 1816, Captain, 3rd Garrison Battalion ["A List of Officers of the Army, etc," War Office, G.B., 1821, page 626]; however, his Service Record indicates that he was reduced to Half Pay, 3rd Garrison Battalion, 1818, due to the Battalion being disbanded ["British Regimental Registers, 1756-1900"].
Harvey's Service Record also indicates that he served at Home from 1818 until November 1827, nearly 6 years in Enniscorthy, County Wexford; he was evidently back in Ireland (1818, 1819 and 1825), and in Chatham (1825) and Deptford, Kent (1826); he exchanged, from half-pay Captain, 3rd Garrison Battalion, to the 1st Royal Veteran's Battalion, April-May 1824 (vice John LEECH who exchanged); he replied to a glowing testimonial published by a number of his admirers in and around Enniscorthy, amongst whom he had resided nearly 6 years [Westmeath Journal, Thursday 8 July 1824]; appointed Captain, 57th Regiment of Foot, 8 April 1825 [Globe, 21 November 1825], although the later date of 20 November 1830, Augmentation, appears in his Service Record; this Service Record notes his going on Service Abroad on 3 November 1827; on 5 November 1827, he set sail on the convict transport ship Hooghley, 446 tons, Captain REEVES, with a contingent of 99 male prisoners, bound for New South Wales.
The Hooghley arrived in Sydney, direct from London, on 24 February 1828, with Captain WELMAN, of the 57th Regiment, commanding a detachment of 24 men of the Royal Veterans Corps, along with his (second) wife and family (of eight), and another 12 women and 22 children of his troops [The Monitor, Monday 25 February 1828 - as Captain WILLMAN]; he joined other detachments of the 57th which had been accompanying prisoner transportations to N.S.W. from as early as 1819 (including his two soon-to-be sons-in-law, William BENSON and William BATE); WELMAN continued in garrison duty, probably mainly in Sydney (Captain, 57th Regiment of Foot, in September 1829); towards the end of his time in Sydney, he resided at No 12 Kent Street, which was later used by Mrs FISK as a Seminary for Young Ladies [Sydney Gazette, 13 November 1830].
In April 1830, it was reported that 3 sergeants and 60 rank-and-file of the 57th Regiment, under the command of Captain WELMAN, were to proceed to Hobart Town, where they were to be stationed "...for a short period and then go forward to India. Captain WELMAN's departure will be regretted by a large number of respectable acquaintance" [Sydney Gazette, Tuesday 13 April 1830].
Image on the Dictionary of Sydney web-site, courtesy of the State Library of N.S.W. [a2821041/PX 1187].
On 11 April 1830, WELMAN and his family set sail for Launceston, Van Dieman's Land, in the brig Governor Phillip, with his detachment of the 57th Regiment - but they ran into a howling southerly gale and heavy seas ("stress of weather") which so damaged the ship that she was forced to turn back, and with a jury-rigged replacement rudder, they limped back to safe harbour in Sydney on 2 May - during the gale, WELMAN lost part of his baggage, and Mrs WELMAN "...became extremely debilitated, and had nearly lost the use of her limbs" [The Australian, 6 May 1830]; their second attempt, on 13 May 1830, by the same ship, was successful; his Brevet promotion to the rank of Major, dated 22 July 1830, was connected with the accession of King William IV; from his base in Launceston, in September 1830, he participated in the feeble attempt by government forces to capture "...those hostile tribes of Natives which are daily committing renewed atrocities on the Settlers" in the area between Oyster Bay Range and the River Clyde, south of Lake Crescent, over Table Mountain [Launceston Advertiser, 4 October 1830], referred to in history as "The Black Line"; his earlier orders to join his Regiment in India were stymied once again - "We understand that part of the 57th will remain in Launceston, under the command of Major WELLMAN; the 'Waterloo' not being sufficiently large to accommodate all the men" [Launceston Advertiser, 25 July 1831]; their antipodean respite was to last another 10 months; in March 1832, the detachment of the 63rd lately quartered at Parramatta had been ordered to proceed "...to Hobart Town, by the 'Norfolk,' to relieve the remaining company of the 57th Regiment at Van Dieman's Land, under Brevet Major WELLMAN, who goes on to Madras, where the strength of the 57th was, by the latest accounts" [The Australian, Friday 16 March 1832]. On 14 April 1832, Brevet-Major WELMAN sailed from Hobart on the ship Norfolk (Captain HENNIKER), bound for Madras, with his wife and eight children (three younger children born in Australia evidently replaced three adults who remained, several already married), and a number of other serving soldiers, mostly from other regiments; he served in India with the 57th Regiment of Foot, from 4 July 1832 until September 1834 - in Madras until March 1834, when they marched in two columns through Bangalore to Cannanore, and were joined there by the camp followers, including the women and children, by the ships Swallow and Isabella, arriving 29 March ["Historical Records of the Fifty-seventh or West Middlesex Regiment of Foot," edited by Lt-Gen H.J. WARRE, London, 1878].
Between September 1834 and August 1836, WELMAN was granted two years leave of absence from his Regiment in Madras, and took his family back to Tasmania; on his return to Launceston in September 1834, his ship, the Duke of Kent, ran aground and was wrecked on the beach at George Town, whereby he lost property to the value of £150 [Launceston Advertiser, 18 September 1834].
WELMAN served again in India from August 1836 - at Cannanore, then from April-June 1839 in Trichinopoly, and back through Bangalore (February 1840) to Madras (January 1841), until he was detached from the Regiment in India in July 1841; he retired from the Army on 2 October 1841, after nearly 40 years service (19 years 8 months 12 days service Abroad, and 19 years 2 months Home service).
After his retirement, he returned to settle in Launceston, and there he was re-named as a Justice of the Peace, and actively performed his duties in the Police Court, and the Licensing Courtdied.
He died at his residence in Launceston, on 3 May 1869, aged 86, and was buried in his family plot in Section A, of the Church of England Cemetery.
Harvey WELMAN was married firstly, by Special License of the Diocese of Dublin, at St Andrew's Church of Ireland, Dublin, on 26 July 1806, to Abigail PIGOTT, (daughter of Robert PIGOTT of Wexford and Dublin, one of the Inspectors-General for the Department of Excise - see earlier blog post); she died on 10 October 1824 [as recorded on Harvey's Service Record, "British Regimental Registers, 1756-1900"], probably in Dublin.
They had issue, all birth details recorded in Harvey's Service Record:
1. Margaret Olivia WELMAN, born in Wexford, 10 December 1807. See [A] below.
2. John Cameron WELMAN, born in Lancashire, 6 January 1810. See [B] below.
3. Mary WELMAN, born at Gibraltar, 24 February 1812. See [C] below.
4. Harvey Wellesley Pole WELMAN, born at Wexford, 10 June 1814. See [D] below.
5. Abigail WELMAN, born at Dublin, 13 March 1818. See [E] below.
6. Hercules Atkin WELMAN, born at Enniscorthy, County Wexford, 25 April 1819. See [F] below.
Harvey was married secondly, at St Mark's Church of Ireland, Dublin, on 16 December 1825, to Mary COLLINS (a daughter of John COLLINS, Esq, Land Waiter, Port of Cork, and formerly Captain in the 30th Regiment of Foot); she died at 2 Elliott Place, Stoke Road, Gosport, Hampshire, 4 December 1876, aged 80, late of Alverstoke.
By her, Harvey had further issue:
7. Mary Collins WELMAN, born at Chatham Barracks, 11 September 1826. See [G] below.
8. William Henry Dowling Reeves WELMAN, born at Deptford, Kent, 22 October 1827. See [H] below.
9. Donaldson John Henry WELMAN, born at Ross, Tasmania, 20 July 1830; died aged 8.
10. Caroline Eliza WELMAN, born in Hobart, 9 March 1832; died at Launceston, 21 August 1866, aged 29.
11. Anthony Richard Jack WELMAN, born at Fort St George, Madras, 12 October 1833, and baptised at St Mary's Church, Madras, 10 November 1833.
THE SECOND GENERATION OF THE WELMAN FAMILY.
[A] Margaret (Olivia) WELMAN, born 10 December 1807, and baptised at Wexford; she died in County Sligo, 23 March 1877; aged 21 on arrival in N.S.W.; she married at St Phillip's (C. of E.), Sydney, 8 September 1829, William Welborne Harlington BENSON, Lieutenant, 57th Regiment (son of Rev William BENSON, Archdeacon of Emly, County Limerick; and grandson of William BENSON of County Down by Frances McArtney PORTEUS); BENSON had arrived in N.S.W. as an Ensign, 57th Regiment, aboard the convict transport ship "Sesostris" (embarked in England, 4 November 1825); they returned to Sydney briefly, about 1835; he died at Stafford, 11 July 1887; with issue:
1. a son, born at Sydney 23 May 1830; died in infancy.
2. a son, born at Dublin 1831; died in infancy.
3. Jane Normanton Barker BENSON, born 17 February 1832.
4. Welborne Eagle Albuera BENSON, born at Gravesend, Kent, 4 June 1834, died at sea aged 8 mos.
5. Arthur Welborne Cameron BENSON, born at Sydney, 29 November 1835.
6. William Porteous McCartney Welman BENSON, born at Cannonore, India, 1 October 1837; of Mosman, 1909; died in 1925; married Margaret Gardner WILSON, with issue.
7. Francis Napoleon Bingley Groves BENSON, born at Chatham, November 1840; died 1866; married in Dublin, 24 April 1862, Ellen REVINGTON.
8. Rosina Dianne Olivia BENSON, born at Medway, Kent, December qtr 1842.
9. Rubina Georgina Catherine BENSON, born at Clontarf, County Dublin, 5 May 1845.
Mary married secondly, at St Andrew's Church, Madras, 1 June 1842, Donald McKENZIE, Esq, aged 35, Bachelor, Merchant and Agent in Madras; they had issue:
Wellesley arrived in Victoria on the ship Sobraon, 1886, aged 37; in Beechworth, northern Victoria, 1887; he may have returned to Britain by way of New Zealand.
Wellesley was at 34 Alexander Street, Paddington, April 1892, when he appeared in Marylebone Police Court on a charge of assaulting Robert Thorburn BOWIE, and was bound over in £5 to keep the peace, with costs of 2 shillings - Wellesley stated that BOWIE had been paying unwanted attention to his wife, who served in the shop he managed opposite BOWIE's lodgings in the same street; still at 34 Alexander Street, Paddington, February 1893, late Captain, 85th Light Infantry, with his wife Emily; charged in Bournemouth, 11 July 1897, with having obtained from Samuel CRANE a sum of £5 with intent to defraud, pleaded guilty, and sentenced to one month imprisonment with hard labour; of Seppo Road, Clapham, December 1899, late Major, 85th Light Infantry, with his wife Emily; he was aged 54, a Canvasser, when admitted to St Georges Union Workhouse, Fulham Road, London, on 4 April 1903, suffering from Varicose veins and Cardiac weakness, and deemed suited to Clerical work; aged 61, of 25 Berrick Street, London S.W., a retired Captain of the King's Shropshire (formerly the 85th) Light Infantry, when he was convicted in the Old Bailey, January 1910, on a charge of Bigamy, and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, with hard labour, for having married, in September 1904, Esther HICKMAN, while his wife was still living - a Police Officer stated that he had been married four times, and that his first wife got a divorce on the grounds of his bigamy; an inmate, Wandsworth Prison, 1911 Census; he died at his residence, 66 Cheriton Road, Folkestone, Kent, on 7 April 1914, Retired Colonel in the Army, and buried in Cheriton Road Cemetery, Section C, Plot 4014.
f. Lawrence Guthrie WELMAN, born at St Pancras, London, about April 1902 [March quarter, Volume 1b, Page 18]; he died suddenly, on 22 October 1914, aged 12 years 6 months [Liverpool Echo, 2 November].
a. Edith Mabel RABAN, born in Bengal, 29 April 1875, and baptised at Shillong, 25 May; aged 15, with her parents, 1891; aged 25, with her parents, 1901; aged 35, with her parents 1911.
b. Constance M. RABAN, born in Bengal, 19 October 1876, and baptized at Shillong, 1 September; aged 14, with her parents, 1891; aged 24, with her parents, 1901.
a. Arthur Eric Pole WELMAN, born at Woolwich, Kent, 13 March 1893; Lieutenant-Commander, Royal Navy; D.S.O., D.S.C.; he attended his uncle Harvey WELMAN's funeral in 1927he died in Somerset, 3 July 1966; he was married firstly, at St George's, Hanover Square, in June 1920, to Eileen MALTBY, daughter of Lieutenant-Commander Gerald MALTBY, R.N.; she died in 1984; they had issue - a son Eric Michael Pole WELMAN, born at Chelsea, 9 October 1921, and died in September 2000.
Arthur Eric married secondly, Irene Maude Gladys KING.
b. Douglas Pole WELMAN, born at Portsmouth, 22 June 1902; aged 8, with his mother, 1911; Government Engineer; sailed from London, 11 February 1928, on the ship Ingoma, bound for Grenada, West Indies, aged 25; he died at Winchester, Hampshire, in 1996.
Arthur was on secondment in Colchester about 1909 when he had met Geraldine Mary BRERETON, of Colchester, and by her had an illegitimate daughter:
c. Bridget Geraldine BRERETON, born at Folkestone, Kent, about 1909, and adopted in February 1911 by Robert and Henrietta NISBET, of Glasgow, and thereafter answered to the name of Mary Louise NISBET; she married William Cunningham WATSON, with issue.
Arthur was married secondly, at the Cathedral Church, George Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone, on 8 November 1909, to the same Geraldine Mary BRERETON; she was a daughter of Brigadier-General Edward Fitzgerald BRERETON, and a granddaughter of Major-General Edward Penhurst FOSTER; she died in Portsmouth, in December quarter 1981, aged 93 years; they were divorced in 1926; they had issue:
d. Gerald Pole WELMAN, born at Colchester, 25 August 1911; went America; died in 2004; married Priscilla.
Arthur married thirdly, Bertha Edith BARTON, born 6 Mar 1872 [1939 Register]; she died at Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, on 10 July 1959, a Widow, late of 1 Pentland Road, her estate valued at £15,093 8s 3d.
a. Maude E.J. JUSTICE, born at Sandown, Isle of Wight, about 1882; aged 18, with her parents, 1901.
b. George H. JUSTICE, born at Sandown, Isle of Wight, about 1885; aged 15, with his parents, 1901.
c. Cyril H. JUSTICE, born at Sandown, Isle of Wight, about 1896; aged 4, with his parents 1901.
a. William Harvey Loftus John WELMAN, born at Mullingar, Ireland, 7 June 1888; Lieutenant, Indian Army, 23 December 1911, when he was married at Lahore Cathedral, to Sybil Estelle McCOMBISH, of Ferozepore, younger daughter of Joseph McRanald McCOMBISH; she was at Daisy Cottage, Formby, Lancashire, 1891 Census, aged 2, born Ainsdale, Lancashire, living with her parents Joseph (aged 43, Building Contractor, born Ireland) and Annie (aged 42, born Wrexham, Denbighshire), and her five older siblings; William and Sybil had issue, four known children, including:
i. Joan WELMAN, born in 1913; died in 1997.
ii. Gerald Duncan WELMAN, born in Quetta, Bengal, India, in 1921; died in 1998.
iii. a son (Royal Artillery, 1938-1942); married with issue.
b. Noel Yvon Loftus WELMAN, born at Mullingar, 8 October 1889; Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridgeshire's Own (Middlesex) Regiment; awarded a D.S.O., December 1914, for gallant conduct at La Boutillerie on 30 October, "... when the heaviest attack was launched by the enemy on the platoon which he commanded; eleven of the enemy were killed on the parapet" [Western Daily News, 1 January 1915]; he was killed in action on 25 Sep 1915.
c. Longford Loftus WELMAN, born at the Artillery Barracks, Longford, 5 May 1894; aged 6, with his parents, 1900; died 3 July 1944.
d. Herbert Loftus WELMAN, born at Longford, 21 March 1896; aged 5, with his parents, 1901.
e. Sarah Annie Esme WELMAN, born at Godalming, 15 January 1899, and baptised at Saints Peter and Paul, Godalming, 17 February 1899; as Esma A., aged 2, with her parents, 1901; aged 12, Scholar, 1911 Census, with her uncle and aunt, Wilbram and Eva DAVIES, at the Royal Dockyard, Woolwich; engaged in March 1922 to be married to Lieutenant Michael DENNY, R.N., of H.M.S. "Excellent" (later an Admiral).
f. Desmond Loftus, born St Pancras, London, 12 June 1904; aged 6, with his parents, 1911.
a. Eileen Vivienne Beauchamp WELMAN, born at Peshawar, 15 September 1886; aged 4, with her mother, 1891 Census, residing with her uncle Julian HAYES in Hythe, Kent; Eileen died at Fulham, London, December 1949; she was married at the R.C. Cathedral, Westminster, October 1909, to Cecil MORLEY, Captain in the Manchester Regiment, who identified his wife in his Service Record as Eileen Vivienne Beauchamp SILVERTHORNE; residing in 1911 at Mullingar, Westmeath.
b. Margery Laura Sarah WELMAN, born at Riversdale, Parsonstown, Cork, 11 January 1895 [Cork Constitution, 15 January], and buried at Hyderabad, Scinde, 4 August 1895, aged 6 months.
c. Shelagh Annie Eyre WELMAN, born on 8 August 1896, and baptised at St Andrew's Church, Darjeeling, 27 September.
Henry was married secondly, at St Brendan's church, Parsonstown, on 1 July 1893, to Laura Page EYRE, youngest daughter of the late Colonel Thomas EYRE, 3rd Bombay Cavalry [Cork Constitution, Tuesday 4 July]; they had issue:
d. William Herbert Eyre WELMAN, born at Benares, 5 November 1897, and baptised at St Mary's, Benares, 19 December.
5. Sarah Caroline WELMAN, born at the Castle, Cape Town, 7 August 1867; died in Capetown, 1867, an infant.
5. Augusta Henrietta WARD, born at Bath, 1854; she died on 31 January 1925; she married in 1887, George Frederick ROUMIEU, M.A. (Cantab), Barrister-at-Law; he died on 14 November 1912, aged 61 (Memorial Window at Wrecclesham Church).