John Pennefather, sometimes noted as John Lysaght Pennefather, was the son of Edward Pennefather and Eliza White. He was born on the 13th of January 1823 and was baptised by his parents, Edward Pennefather and Eliza White, in St.Mary's Church, Dublin. John's parents later lived both at Crumlin in Dublin, and close to Maynooth in Kildare; they finally settled in Fairview, North Dublin.
John Pennefather's middle-name, 'Lysaght', refers to his great-grandmother, Mary Lysaght, the daughter of Lord Lisle of Mountnorth, Co. Cork. Mary Lysaght and her husband, Kingsmill Pennefather, baptised their son, Kingsmill, in the same church of St.Mary's in Dublin on 2nd November 1758.
(I had originally thought that our John Pennefather had married twice. A John Pennefather married a Susan Darlington of St. Marks Parish - the Pearse Street area - in St. Marks on 20th July 1843; the witnesses were R. Darlington, James F. Harricks, Richard Harricks and a third member of the Harricks family. Both the Darlington and the Harricks families had their origins in the Enniskerry/Powerscourt area of Co. Wicklow although many of them had moved to work in Dublin by the 1840s.
The newspaper announcement for the wedding noted this other John Pennefather as being of St. Vincent in the West Indies; Susan Darlington was named as the daughter of the late John Darlington of Monastry, Wicklow.
John gave his address on the marriage cert. as St. Mary's Parish, the area north of Parnell Square, then called Rutland Square. I presumed, because our John Pennefather spent most of his life living and working in this area of Dublin, that the John, who married Susan Darlington in 1843, was our maternal great-great-great grandfather who would later, in 1848, marry Emily Courtenay. However, I discovered that the first couple had a son, William Darlington Pennefather, in 1856 in Islington, London and, in 1856, our John and Emily were already happily married in Dublin! This birth in 1856 proves conclusively that there were two John Pennefathers of Dublin and not the one as I had previously thought.
This other John Pennefather, born in Ireland at about the same time as our John Pennefather, was a merchant who spent much of his time in the UK - his children were Susan Darlington Pennefather, Frederick Pennefather (twins, born in Enniskerry, Wicklow), William Darlington Pennefather and Robert Forbes Pennefather. A son was born on 4th June 1849 in St. Vincent, West Indies.
I have no idea who this other John Pennefather was. I had previously wondered was this John Pennefather the son of Kingsmill Pennefather of Golden, but Kingsmill's son actually married a woman named Selina Power in New York in 1851 and died somewhere unknown in Western Canada at a date unknown prior to 1858.)
Our John Penefather (sic), of Grafton Street, was admitted to the Freemen of Dublin on 6th September 1845, by birth, being the son of Edward Pennefather who had previously been admitted in 1810.
Our John (Lysaght) Pennefather married Emily Courtenay in the Black Church of St. Marys on January 2nd 1848. Both of them gave their address as 27 Wellington Street, the family home of the Courtenays where John and Emily would live for the next few years. John gave his father's profession as a farmer but gave no address for him; Emily's father, Frederick Courtenay, was a gentleman, who worked, first, as a clerk to a vet., then as a veterinary surgeon. The witnesses were Alexander Johnston and Joseph Cuthbert. This Joseph Cuthbert was a Tipperary-born member of the Royal Irish Constabulary who was based in Dublin at the time of this marriage and later in Cashel, the home of the Pennefathers. Alexander Johnston was born in 1827 to the veterinary surgeon, Richard Johnston, and his wife Mary, who lived at 157 Great Britain Street - Emily's father, Frederick Courtenay, worked as a clerk to a vet; when Emily's brother, William Courtenay, was born on 20th March 1829, the Courtenay family had been living at 157 Great Britain Street, the home of Richard Johnston the vet. Later the Courtenay family moved to 47 Moore Street, before ending up at 27 Wellington Street; I see that on Griffiths Valuation, Richard Johnston owned several of the houses on Wellington Street.
John Pennefather, and his father Edward Pennefather, were recruited as canvassers on behalf of Guinness in the 1860's city elections.
John and Emily Pennefather's children were as follows:
1) Isabella Anne Pennefather (aka Mama, our great-great grandmother who would later marry Charles Jones) was born at 27 Wellington Street on 26th Oct 1848 - her father's profession was noted as a clerk in a mercantile house. Two years earlier at the same address, Isabella's young aunt, Isabella Courtney, died at 27 Wellington Street, aged only 12 years old. I wonder was our great-great grandmother named after her?
On 1st June 1865 in St. Mary's Church, Isabella Anne Pennefather, aged only 17, the daughter of John and Emily Pennefather, married our great-great grandfather, the painter-decorator, Charles Jones of 2 Lower Pembroke Street. Isabella was his second wife - the first, Emily Sharpe, had died, leaving Charles with one son, Charles Wycliffe Creighton Jones. The witnesses to the second marriage were Isabella's father, John Pennefather, and his sister, Maria Bonis.
Emily Pennefather married Joseph Dowling on 21st July 1874 - his address was 10 Mark Street, (and this was where Emily's widowed mother, Emily Pennefather, was living when she married Robert Owens the previous year, 1873) - Joseph Dowling had been born circa 1852 to a gentleman/butcher by the name of Patrick Dowling. The witnesses to the registry office wedding were Anna Pennefather, who was Emily's younger sister, and someone with a surname of 'Roddie'. By this time - 1874 - Emily's father, John Pennefather, had been dead for five years. Her mother, Emily, had remarried Robert Owens in 1873, but was widowed a second time when Robert Owens died in 1876.
Emily's sister, Eliza Pennefather, married Joseph Dowling's brother later in 1880.
Emily Dowling, née Pennefather, and her husband, Joseph Dowling, had several children, all Catholic which confirms that Emily had converted in order to marry Joseph; the sponsors at Catholic baptisms had to be Catholic:
Edward Patrick Dowling was born to Emily and Joseph Dowling at 80 Talbot Street on 12th May 1875 and was baptised on 6th September 1875 by Father Bernard Farrell in the nearby Pro-Cathedral. The baby's sponsor was Margaret Carroll. Mary Courtenay, Emily Dowling's mother, of 3 Wellington Street was present for the birth.
On 22nd June 1925, Edward Dowling, dental mechanic and son of the late exporter, Joseph Dowling, married the shop assistant Annie Staunton, the daughter of farmer Michael Staunton. Both bride and groom were living at the Dowling family home of 34 Hollybrook Road in Clontarf. The witnesses were Edward Dowling's unmarried sister, Anna Maria Dowling, and a James Mooney.
Although he gave his profession as a dental mechanic in 1925, when he died on 8th June 1964 at 3 Marino Green, he was listed as a widowed butcher. His death was registered by a daughter-in-law, Patricia (?) Dooling.
Helena or Ellen Dowling was born at 80 Talbot Street on 27th February 1877 and was baptised by Bernard Farrell and sponsored by Margaret Dowling. Mary Courtney of 3 Wellington Street was present.
Anna Dowling was born on 10th November 1878. (Her mother was named as Emily Owens rather than Pennefather, Owens being the name of her late stepfather, Robert Owens.) In 1878 when Anna Dowling was born, the family were living at South Lotts Road.
Joseph Dowling was born 27th October 1879; the family address in 1879 was 8 South Lotts Road, Ringsend.
Patrick Joseph Dowling was born at 6 Bridge Street, Ringsend, Dublin, on 19th December 1880. He was sponsored by Patrick and Anna Dowling (his paternal grandparents perhaps?) and was baptised at St.Mary's, Haddington Road, by Father Daniel Downing.
Isabella Dowling was born at 25 Upper Gloucester Street on 2nd May 1883 and was sponsored at the baptism by Mary Anne McGinn and Charles Maher.
James Dowling was born to Emily and Joseph Dowling at 25 Upper Gloucester Street on 19th June 1884, was baptised at the Pro-Cathedral by Nicholas Healy and was sponsored by Margaret Dowling.
Charles Dowling was born at 10 Grand Canal Street and baptised in 1886 in St.Andrews; the sponsors were Patrick and Ellen Dowling. The notes in the margin of the parish register record that Charles Dowling, son of Joseph Dowling and Emily Pennefather, married Mary Curley in Clontuskert Church. This wedding occurred on 2nd July 1918, Clontuskert being near Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, where Charles Dowling's younger brother would also settle, working as a dental mechanic. In 1918, Charles Dowling was also a dentist, and the marriage registration details name him as the son of the dentist Joseph Dowling - this might well be an error, since Joseph Dowling was known to be a butcher. Mary Curley, the bride, was the daughter of Clontuskert farmer, James Curley. Alfred and Clare Curley witnessed the wedding in 1918.
Charles Dowling died in Ballinasloe on 8th March 1951 and was survived by his wife Mary.
Richard Dowling was born at 10 Grand Canal Street in 1887 and baptised in St. Andrews; the sponsors were Patrick Dowling and Ellen Coleman.
Emily Dowling was born at 48 Upper Dorset Street on 18th July 1888 and was baptised at the Pro-Cathedral by Charles Maher; her sponsor was Ellen Dowling.
Thomas Dowling was born at 48 Upper Dorset Street on 22nd June 1890, was baptised at the Pro-Cathedral by Daniel Downing, and was sponsored by Ellen Dowling. Later a dentist of Ballinasloe, on 11th March 1917 in Portumna, he married Mary Bridget Clarke, the daughter of shopkeeper John Clarke of Portumna. The groom's siblings, Charles Michael Dowling and Anna Maria Dowling acted as witnesses.
By 4th January 1933 Thomas Dowlingm dentist of Loughrea, had been widowed, and he married again, this time to a nurse, Evelyn Mary Halliday who was the daughter of William J. Halliday. The witnesses were Charles Holly and Ina Donohue.
Louis Gerald Dowling was born at 48 Upper Dorset Street on 25th September 1892 and was baptised by Daniel Downing in the Pro-Cathedral; he was sponsored by Ellen Dowling.
Louis Gerald Dowling was a dental mechanic who practised in Ballinasloe, Galway. On 21st November 1917, he married Catherine Angela Beirne of Ballinasloe, the daughter of John Beirne - the official marriage registration names her father as a victualler, while Louis's father was noted as a dentist. This might have been a simple error on the part of the registry office, Louis's father being the victualler and Catherine's being the dentist. The witnesses were Clare Beirne and Eugene Curley who was a possible relation of Louis's future sister-in-law, Mary Curley, who would marry Louis's brother, Charles in Ballinasloe the following year.
Louis Gerald Dowling died of cancer at the Dowling family home of 34 Hollybrook Road in Clontarf, Co. Dublin, on 3rd January 1943; his sister, Anna Maria Dowling was present when he died there.
48 Upper Dorset Street, where some of the children of Joseph Dowling and Emily Pennefather had been born, had been the address of Joseph Dowling's father, Patrick Dowling, from about 1879 - Joseph's brother, James Patrick Dowling, was living here in 1880 when he married Emily Pennefather's sister, Eliza Pennefather.
In 1901, the family of Joseph and Emily Dowling were living at 91 Lower Mount Street. Joseph was a victualler, while three of his sons - Edward aged 24, Patrick aged 18 and John aged 17 - were butchers. There was also Nellie aged 21, Annie aged 19, Charles aged 14, Thomas aged 9 and Louis aged 8.
Joseph Dowling, a butcher whose premises were at 91 Lower Mount Street, and who lived at 96 Donore Avenue, South Circular Rd., died on 2nd April 1906; his will was administered by Edward Dowling, a butcher, most likely his eldest son.
By 1911 the widowed Emily Dowling was living with her unmarried children at 96 South Circular Road. Edward, Patrick and John were still working as butchers, while the three younger boys - Charles, Thomas and Louis - were dentists. Given that Louis was only 17 at the time, perhaps they were dental students?
Emily Dowling, née Pennefather, died aged 71 at 34 Hollybrook Road, Clontarf, on 30th September 1930; the informant was her daughter, Annie Dowling, also of 34 Hollybrook Road.
3) Eveline Laura Pennefather/Pennefeather was born to John and Emily Pennefather of 27 Wellington Street on 8th February 1854; John was a writing clerk. Eveline's older sister, Isabella, would later name a daughter after Eveline. I can find no further information about her. I wonder did she die young before civil registration came in, ie, before 1864?
4) A son, Frederick Lysaght Pennefather was born to John Pennefather and Emily Courtenay on 12th March 1856. Frederick's great-granddaughter, Lindsay, has recently made contact with me and has plenty of information about Frederick. He left Dublin when he was 21 in 1877 - presumably there was some problem at home, but nobody now knows what that could be.
He emigrated to Bhagalpur, India, where he joined the East India Railway Company on 2nd August 1877, and worked his way up from fireman to shunter to railway driver. He was tragically killed by a passing goods train on 16th September 1894 or 1898.
Frederick Lysaght Pennefather married Jane Amelia Jones, the daughter of Joseph and Maria Jones, on 4th February 1880 in the Roman Catholic Bhangulpore Church. His residence at the time was Howrah, while Emilia Jones, the bride, was living in Bhangulpore. The witness was F.A. Jones.
Frederick and Jane Amelia had four living children - Kathleen Marie (Lindsay's grandmother), born 11th December 1880, Frederick Alfred born 17th October 1882, Patrick and Estelle Mary, born 1st November 1891.
Kathleen Marie Pennefather trained to be a doctor at Eden Hospital, Calcutta, and married Christmas Alfred Green, the son of a landowner and teaplanter, William Green who had joined the East India Company when very young and settled in Darjeeling where he prospered.
The will of Jane Amelia Pennefather, née Jones, was lodged in the High Court of Judicature, Fort William, Bengal, when she died aged 69 of fever and dysentery in May 1927, with probate granted to her daughter Kathleen Mary Green.
The will had been written on 20th March 1920 and was witnessed by C.E.Jones and J.A.Jones.
'...in accordance with the will of my llate husband Frederic Pennefather, I leave all the money I have been left in trust and with which I have bought coal shares and war bonds, to my children...'
Jane Amelia Pennefather was buried in the Lower Circular Road Cemetery in Calcutta.
5) Eliza Pennefather was born to John and Emily Pennefather of 27 Wellington Street in 1858 - her father, John Pennefather, was noted as a car-owner at the time. The 'Freemans Journal' of 13th October 1851 reported that the visiting US Ambassador to England, Abbot Lawrence of Boston, along with his family, was driven to visit Co. Wicklow by John Pennefather in his drag, which was an elegant coach drawn by four horses. A few days before this, Abbot Lawrence had visited Baron Pennefather of Knockevan, Co. Tipperary.
Eliza Pennefather married James Patrick Dowling, the brother of her own brother-in-law Joseph Dowling, on 5th April 1880. At the time of the marriage, she was living at 3(?) Wellington Street, the street where she had been born. Her father was named on the certificate as a commercial traveller, but this made no mention of the fact that he'd been dead for 11 years.
James Patrick Dowling was a butcher of 48 Upper Dorset Street in the parish of St. George. 48 Upper Dorset Street was the family home of the Dowling family.
The witnesses to the wedding were Mary Courtenay, Eliza's maternal grandmother, and her brother-in-law, Joseph Dowling who was married to her sister, Emily.
James Patrick Dowling, sometimes called the simpler Patrick, and his wife, Eliza Pennefather, appeared on the UK Census for 1881, the year immediately following their marriage. They were living at 22 Roman Road in London with their infant daughter Emily Dowling who was 9 months old. Emily Evelina Dowling had been baptised on June 20th 1880 in St. Barnabas Church, Bethnal Green, London.
A son, Joseph Dowling, was born in the UK in about 1881.
For a while in the mid-1880s, they were living with their in-laws, Walter Emanuel Moore and Annie Pennefather. Both related couples baptised four of their children together in Holy Trinity, Westminster, on 19th October 1884 - the register states that both families were living together at 3 Upper Dorset Street. The children who were christened were Annie Phyllis Dowling, born 5th December 1882, Elizabeth Eleanor Dowling born 13th May 1884, Charles Herbert Moore born 26th August 1881 and Beatrice Moore born 10th November 1883.
When they returned to Dublin, James Patrick and Eliza/Elizabeth Dowling were living back at Wellington Street, this time at No. 33.
They baptised two of their children in St. Marys on 10th November 1886 - Joseph, who had been born in July 1881, was christened, along with his newborn sister, Laura Eugenie Dowling, who had been born on 24th September 1886.
Christina Mabel Dowling, later known as Mabel, was born 27th December 1891 at the Chapel of the Dublin Female Penitentiary, North Circular Road. By this time, the family were living at 62 Dalymount, North Circular Road.
On 29th June 1921 in St. Mark's, Dublin, Mabel Christina Dowling of 5 St. Lawrence Road, Clontarf, daughter of the master butcher Patrick Dowling, married William Story of the Canadian civil service, son of manager William Story of 146 Great Brunswick Street, Dublin. This was witnessed by Esther Stuart and what looks like Thomas J. Early, but the writing has faded badly on the marriage registration certificate.
The groom, William Story, had been born in 1891 in Wexford town to the Dublin-born iron moulder, William Story, and to Wexford native Catherine Cullen.
Ellen Virginia Dowling was born here on 15th August 1893, and was likewise christened in the Chapel of the Female Penitentiary. She was later known as Nellie or Eleanor.
Finally Margaret Victoria Dowling was born at 62 Dalymount Terrace, Phibsboro, on 3rd August 1894. On 6th September 1918 in St. George's, Margaret Victoria Dowling of 6 Prospect Road, daughter of butcher Patrick Dowling, married Robert Alexander Eakin, a private with the 1st Division of the Australian Forces, with an address at 17 Blessington Street, son of insurance agent James Eakin. The wedding was witnessed by Annie Dowling and Robert Gilbert.
Robert Alexander Eakin had been born in Dublin on 5th July 1893 to the Monaghan-born couple John James Eakin and Isabella Black.
Robert Alexander Eakin and Margaret Victoria Dowling emigrated to Victoria, Australia, where they ran a grocery. In the 1930s the street directories note them at 81 Little Page Street, Albert Park, Melbourne Port. He died in 1965, while Margaret Victoria Eakin died a widow in Kew on 7th June 1979.
All seven of Eliza Pennefather and James Patrick Dowling's children survived infancy and appeared on the 1901 census at 62.1 Dalymount, North Circular Road, Dublin, where James Patrick Dowling was working as a victualler, with his son, Joseph, as an apprentice. All of the family were Church of England Protestant, except for James Patrick Dowling who remained Catholic.
On 6th February 1907 in St. George's, Dublin, Emily Eveline Dowling, eldest daughter of victualler Patrick Dowling of 16 Prospect Road, Glasnevin, married civil servant and customs clerk, William Prescott of 102 Donore Avenue, son of the dyer John Prescott. The wedding was witnessed by Joseph Dowling, Emily's brother, and Elizabeth Prescott.
The young couple had a son, John Patrick Prescott, at 128 Botanic Road, Glasnevin, on 10th November 1907, before they moved to Old Trafford in Manchester, where the census of 1911 captured them, along with a second son, William, who had been born in Crofton Park in about 1909.
By 1911 the family of Patrick Dowling and Elizabeth Pennefather had moved to 6 Prospect Road in Glasnevin, North Dublin, and James Patrick was noted on the census as an invalid. His place of worship was the Hillsborough Roman Catholic Chapel, while the rest of the family attended St. George's.
James Patrick aka Patrick Dowling, butcher, died on 27th May 1912 at 96 Donore Terrace; daughter Annie Dowling of Donore Terrace was present.
On 23rd June 1913 in the Dublin Registry Office, butcher Joseph Dowling of 6 Prospect Terrace, Glasnevin, son of the late butcher Patrick Dowling, married Mary Foley of Bessborough Avenue, North Strand, daughter of the late John Foley. The witnesses were James Foley, Peter Sheridan and Annie Dowling.
6) Anna Maria Pennefather - I can find no reference to her birth, but Anna Maria Pennefather married Emmanuel Walter More in 1880, and, given that she was of full age, then she would have been born circa 1859. Anna Maria - known as the simpler Anna - witnessed the marriage of her older sister, Emily, to Joseph Dowling, in 1874.
On 20th August 1880, Emanuel Walter Moore, the son of Herbert Gillman Moore and Mary Courtenay, married his cousin, Anna Maria Pennefather, in St. Mary's. Anna Maria's mother was Emily Courtenay who had married John Lysaght Pennefather, while Emanuel Walter's mother was Emily's sister, Mary Courtenay. In 1880, Emanuel Walter was a commercial clerk of 9 Middle Mountjoy Street, and Cable St, London, while his father, Herbert Moore, was working as the chief convict officer in Mountjoy Prison. Anna Maria Pennefather lived at home at 6 Edward Terrace. The witnesses were Charles Jones and Charles Jones Junior. Charles Jones was married to the bride's sister, Isabella Anna Pennefather, (our great-great grandparents), while the second witness, Charles Jones Junior, was Charles Jones's son by his first wife, Charles Wylcliffe Creighton Jones.
Deed 1880-43-270, dated 17th August 1880, records the marriage agreement made between Emanuel Walter Moore of Cable St, London, commercial traveller, and Anna Maria Pennefather of Middle Mountjoy St, spinster. The third party to the agreement was Anna Maria's brother-in-law, Charles Jones of Middle Mountjoy St, decorator, who was married to Anna Maria's sister Isabella Anna Pennefather. By the terms of the agreement, Anna Maria, with the consent of her intended husband, Emanuel Walter Moore, granted and made over £700 to Charles Jones.
Emanuel Walter called himself by the name Walter Moore, while his wife called herself the simpler Annie Moore.
In 1881, the UK Census captures the family living at 22, Sumner Street, Southwark, London, where Walter Moore was running a coffee-house. Living with them was Walter's widowed sister, Adelaide A. Sharpe, a governess. There were no children; two men were notes as visitors to the household - a stickmaker of Shoreditch, Thomas Bloxam, aged 60, and a 26-yr-old medical student from Chester named something Mathias. The family were also earning extra income by keeping five boarders.
A son, Charles Herbert Moore, was born in London in about 1883, although I can find no record of the birth.
On 19th October 1884, Charles Herbert Moore, now aged 3, was baptised in Holy Trinity, Westminster. His parents, the clerk Walter Emanuel and Annie Moore, were living at 3 Upper Dorset Street (Dublin or London??), which they were sharing with James Patrick and Elizabeth Dowling. Elizabeth Dowling, née Pennefather, was the sister of Annie Moore. This was a group baptism - also baptised that day was Charles Herbert Moore's younger sister, Beatrice Moore, who had been born on 10th November 1883. James Patrick and Elizabeth Dowling also baptised two of their young children - Annie Phyllis Dowling, born 5th December 1882, and her sister, Elizabeth Eleanor Dowling, born 13th May 1884.
By 1888, Walter and Annie Moore had returned to Dublin where their daughter, Eveline Moore, was born on 9th July 1888, at the Rotunda Hospital. The family's home address was 131 North Strand, and Walter was working once again as a clerk.
The family were not living in Dublin at the time of the 1901 census, and, at some stage Walter Emanuel Moore died - the Index of Registered Deaths for Ireland don't show this up, however, so the family must have been living in England still.
The son of Walter and Anna Maria Moore, Charles H. Moore, (as his first wife?) married Annie May Ward on 31st October 1909 in St. Leonard's, Bromley, London. The marriage record stated that his father, Walter Moore, had died (I can find no record of his death), and that he had been a carpenter; Charles was living at 2 Grace Street, and was a carman. His bride, Annie May Ward, was 29, and the daughter of George Ward, a railway fitter, of 4 Norris Road. The witnesses to the wedding were Alfred c. Hughes and Minnie Ward.
By 1911, the Moore family was living at 54 South Circular Road, Dublin....Charley H. Moore, born London in 1881, was a motor mechanic and was noted as a boarder in the household. His wife, Anny Moore, née Brien, was only 18 years old and had been born in Dublin City. Anny was Charley's second wife....Charles Herbert Moore had married Annie Brien, in Co. Meath on 2nd May 1910. I have the marriage certificate - the couple married in the Catholic Church of Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath. Charles Herbert Moore was a bachelor, not a widower, and was a mechanic resident in Dublin, the son of a mechanic Walter Moore. Annie Brien was only 17, the daughter of a farmer John Brien. The witnesses were Richard Mangan and Mary O'Brien.
(In 1901, the 7-year-old Annie Brien was living with her parents, John and Bridget Brien, in Roestown, Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath. Her parents, John Brien and Bridget Mangan, had married in Dunshaughlin in 1889.)
Also at 54 South Circular Road in 1911 was Charley's mother, the widowed Anna Maria Moore, born in Dublin in about 1857. Anna Maria was earning a living through rental properties, in common with her older sister, our great-great-grandmother, Isabella Jones. She had been thirty years married, and three of her four children were alive. I wonder who and where the third survivor was?Her daughter, Eveline, aged 22 now, was a scholar, and was resident with them.
To complicate things further, the Irish National School Registers, viewable via Find My Past, show up Evelyn Moore and Beatrice Moore at Harmony Row National School in Ennis. Both girls were the Protestant daughters of a warder at Ennis Jail and had been admitted together on 7th March 1898. The dates of birth don't quite tally, but then they rarely do in this era. Evelyn Moore was aged 12, while Beatrice was aged 7. The 1911 Irish census states that Anna Maria Pennefather and Walter Moore had had four children and that only three had survived. I wonder, therefore, had Beatrice Moore, born in London in 1883, died, and was this Beatrice Moore a younger sister named for the first?
A Beatrice Moore, possible daughter of Anna Maria Pennefather and Emanuel Walter Moore, married John Lord in 1910 in Dublin. John Lord had been born to Richard Lord and Alicia Pratt in Ballyfin, Queen's County, on 20th November 1875. In 1901 John Lord was living with his brother and sister in St. James Terrace, immediately adjacent to the South Circular Road where the Moore family suddenly appear in 1911.
In 1911, Beatrice and John Lord were living at 11 Royse Road in Dublin and the census confirms that Beatrice had been born in London in 1886.
By 1911, the widowed Anna M. Moore, born in Dublin in about 1857, was home again in Dublin with her two children. They were living at 54 South Circular Road, and Anna Maria earned a living through rental properties, in common with her older sister, our great-great-grandmother, Isabella Jones. She had been thirty years married, and three of her four children were alive. I wonder where the third survivor was?
Her daughter, Eveline, aged 22 now, was a scholar.
Anna Maria (Pennefather) Moore died on 29th November at 26 Avoca Road, South Circular Rd., Dublin, and her will was granted on 7th January 1918 to her sister, Elizabeth Dowling, and to Alexander J. Taylor who was a solicitor of Kingstown, Co. Dublin. Her death was registered by her son, Charles Herbert Moore of 60 St. Albans Road.
7) John Pennefather Junior was born to John Pennefather and Emily Courtenay in about 1860, as was his older sister Anna Maria Pennefather - evidently the childrens' birth dates are not absolutely accurate.
This younger John Pennefather can be seen later on the 1911 Census living with his wife, Maria Emily and his 6 children, at Addison Avenue, Clontarf. He was working as a painting manager and it is reasonable to assume that he was working in his sister's painter-decorators, Charles Jones & Sons of Stephens Green, although earlier in 1887 he had been the superintendant of works with James Gibson & Co. of Mary Street, and had given evidence at the inquest of a painter, Patrick Reid, who had fallen to his death when a rope snapped while painting the rear of the Shelbourne Hotel in Stephens Green. At the time, John Pennefather was living at 131 North Strand, the address where his sister, Anna Maria, was living with her husband, Emanuel Walter Moore, in 1888.
An 1893 land deed records John Pennefather as a building contractor of 3 Astons Quay - he was selling 51 and 53 Clarendon Street to a John Healy, gentleman of 123 Gt. Brunswick St. Also involved was a Samuel Gourley, agent, of 96 Talbot Street. Later, 3 Aston Quay was the business address of Charles Creighton Wycliffe Jones, who was the son of Charles Jones and Emily Sharp - John Pennefather's eldest sister, Isabella Anna, was the second wife of Charles Jones.
In 1918, when their son, John Edward Lysaght Pennefather, joined the R.A.F., the address of the Pennefather family was given as 10 Herbert Place.
In Burke's Peerage of the 1930s, John Pennefather (Junior) is named as the 'present representative' of this Pennefather family and his address is given as Lawford, Florence Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow.
John's wife was Maria Emily Baskin - they married on September 12th 1888. At the time of the wedding, John was living at 132 North Strand Road and was working as a clerk. His father, John Pennefather, was dead by this time. Maria Emily Baskin was living at 219 Clonliffe Road - her father was Robert Baskin, a gentleman. The witnesses were R.R. Baskin (her brother - Richard Ringwood Baskin?) and Laura Owens. Laura Owens was John Pennefather's sister, who had been born at 31 Dorset Street to John Pennefather and Emily Courtenay on 1st January 1869 - she had assumed the name 'Owens' following her mother's remarriage to Robert Owens in 1873.
Maria Emily had been born May 20th 1861 to Robert Baskin (born 1828) and Kate Ringwood in Dublin. Robert Baskin was the son of William Houghton Baskin (1798 - 18th November 1877) , the superintendant of Long's Carriage factory - in 1854 he was living on the North Circular Road, Dublin; his wife was Maria Deaker, 1799 - 25th April 1880) - this couple had married in Dublin on 15th May 1826; the groom lived in Paradise Row, while the bride was of Abbey Street. The Baskin family were members of the Lower Abbey Street Methodist church. As well as son Robert Baskin, William and Maria had William Houghton Baskin Junior (1831 - 1907), Stewart Baskin (1838 - 1882), Charles Baskin (1840 - 1901), Eliza Baskin (born 1844) who married Rev. William Nicholas of Skibbereen on 7th June 1866 in Lower Abbey Street Wesleyan Church, and James Benjamin Gillman Baskin (born 1847).
Maria Emily Baskin's mother, Kate Ringwood, was the daughter of a Kilkenny farmer, Richard Ringwood; Kate Ringwood and Robert Baskin, son of William Houghton Baskin and Maria Deaker, married at Erke, Kilkenny on 22nd October 1856, before settling in Dublin.
John Pennefather Junior and Maria Emily Baskin had children:
John and Maria's daughter, Emmeline Ida Pennefather was born on 16th June 1889 in 3 Aston Quay. She married Joseph H. Percival, an insurance inspector of 18 St. Lawrence Road, Clontarf, son of a contractor, William George Percival. The marriage took place in Abbey Street Methodist Church on 16th October 1918 and was witnessed by Edith Maude Pennefather and by S.C. Percival.
John and Maria Emily's son, John Edward Lysaght Pennefather, who had been born in Dublin on 18th October 1896, joined the R.A.F. in 1918. At the time he was working as an electrician and named his next of kin as his father, John Pennefather, of 10 Herbert Place. He was discharged from the Air Force on 20th February 1920 and subsequently married Kathleen Irene O'Driscoll, the daughter of an accountant, Robert O'Driscoll on 19th July 1924 in St. James's, Bray, Co. Wicklow, just south of Dublin. At the time of their marriage, he was an accountant and she was a bank clerk. John Edward's sister, Isabel Pennefather, acted as bridesmaid, and was also one of the witnesses, along with Alfred Stanley Craig. In 1939/1940 the couple were living at 32 Wilfield Road. At some stage the young couple moved to live in England - Kathleen Pennefather was living in the Heathlands Hotel in Bournemouth at the time of her death in 1952, although she actually died while on holidays in Switzerland. John E.L.Pennefather married again the same year to an Edith Ramsbottom in Manchester.
John and Maria Pennefather's daughter, Edith Maude Pennefather, was born on 4th December 1891 while the family were living at 3 Astons Quay. She married William Desmond Guthrie of 5 Rosemount Road on 23rd April 1924 in Abbey Street Methodist Church - he was the son of a GPO clerk, Samuel Smith Guthrie and of Anna Guthrie, but he died young; the widowed Edith Maude married for a second time. Husband No. 2 was Joseph Speidel (1886 - 1956) originally of Lancashire but now of Bellevue, Merrion Road, Dublin - apparently the couple met while they were each visiting their late partners' graves and married on 7th September 1932 in the Methodist Church in Abbey Street; this was witnessed by Frank and Renée Speidel. In 1932, the widowed Edith Maude Guthrie was living at 14 Victoria Avenue.
Joseph Speidel was the son of a German pork butcher, John Gottlieb Speidel, who had emigrated to Lancashire, where he married Joseph's mother, Mary Jane Dowthwaite. The family moved to Dublin where they ran a butchers in Talbot Street. Their son, Joseph, married, firstly, Jennie Townley of Lancashire, but she died in 1931.
The Dublin City archives record Joseph Speidel and Edith Maude Pennefather in the 1940s at 48 Merlyn Park with business addresses at 21 North Strand Road and 197a Clontarf Road. They moved to 5 Howth Road, with a business at 12 Marino Mart, before retiring to 145 Stiles Road, Clontarf, where Joseph Speidel died in the late 1950's. Edith Maude was still living there in 1964.
John Pennefather and Maria Baskin's daughter, Kate Ringwood Pennefather, was born on 21st September 1893 at 7 Llandaff Terrace and died young on 11th September 1919 in the Adelaide Hospital of tubercular memingitis. Her brother, John Edward Lysaght Pennefather of 10 Herbert Place was present at her death. She was buried in the same plot in Mount Jerome as her paternal grandmother, Emily Owens, née Courtenay, and her mother, Maria Emily Pennefather, née Baskin, who died on 8th May 1921.
John and Maria's daughter, Annie Elizabeth Pennefather was born on 23rd December 1898 at 36 Chelmsford Road, and married a commercial traveller, Richard Turnstell Grimston of 19 Mayfield Road, on 16th September 1929. His father, Percy H. Grimston, also a commercial traveller, was dead. Annie Elizabeth Pennefather's address at this time was 4 Meath Villas, Bray, Co. Wicklow, and the witnesses were John Pennefather and A. Grimston.
Isabel Pennefather was born at Addison Road on 16th June 1903.
John Pennefather's wife, Maria Emily Baskin died in St. Patrick Dunn's Hospital on 9th May 1921. The account for the funeral was settled by J. Pennefather of 10 Herbert Place.
Following her death, John Pennefather, son of John Pennefather and Emily Courtenay, married a second time. His second wife was Maria Louise Davis, who he married in Holyhead, Wales, in 1926. John Pennefather was living with Maria Louise Davis and her sisters at 52 Ulverton Road in Dalkey when he died on 8th September 1939. He was buried in the Davis family plot in Deansgrange Cemetery.
8) Laura Pennefather was born to John Pennefather and Emily Courtenay on 1st January 1869; her father was now a commercial clerk and the family had moved to 31 Dorset Street. From the Dublin Electoral List of 1865, we see that the family had been living at 31 Seville Place close to Amiens Street. Laura's father, John Pennefather, died two months after the birth of his youngest daughter.
Laura's mother, Emily, remarried following the death of her husband John Pennefather in 1869; the second marriage occurred on 24th September 1873, the groom being Robert Owens, game dealer of Ballybough Road, the son of Simon Owens.
Laura Pennefather assumed the name of her stepfather. When he died on 8th March 1876, he mentioned Emily's daughters, Laura, Beatrice, Eliza and Annie, in his will.
On 17th June 1891 in the Registrar's Office in Dublin, Laura Owens or Pennefather, of 14 Ashbrook Street, South Circular Road, who was named on the certificate as the daughter of the late game merchant Robert Owens, instead of John Pennefather, married Henry Jack of 23 Carlisle Street, a shipping agent and son of agent George Jack. The witnesses were a William Baird and Laura's sister Beatrice Owens, the daughter of Emily Courtenay and her second husband Robert Owens.
They had plentiful children although only three daughters survived - Elizabeth, Laura and Ethel.
Elizabeth Jack, or Lizzie, was born on 29th September 1890 at 14 South Circular Road the year before her parents' marriage. However, her baptism records from St. Kevin's give a date of birth as 29th September 1891 which doesn't tally with her civil registration of birth.
Laura Agnes Jack was born on 13th January 1892 at 4 Ovoca Road - this from her civil birth registration; her baptism records in St. Kevin's note her birth as being on 30th January 1892.
George Henry Jack was born at 4 Ovoca Road on 19th November 1893, but he died aged 6 months on 14th May 1894.
Alice Essie Jack was born at 4 Ovoca Road on 25th April 1895.
Ethel Maude Jack was born at 4 Ovoca Road on 26th March 1897.
Edward Albert jack died aged 6 months at 86 Donore Avenue on 14th January 1903.
An Olive Essie Jack was born at 4 Ovoca Road on 25th April 1895; the death of a child by this name was registered as having taken place on 19th June 1906 at 4 Ovoca Road but aged only 14 months.
On 14th August 1894, Henry Jack, along with a John Ross, had been the witnesses at the Registrar Office wedding of his brother, Robert Jack of 58 Ballybough Road, the son of a bacon curer George Jack. Robert Jack's bride was Fanny Cosgrove of 107 Phibsboro Road, the daughter of the deceased carpenter John Cosgrove.
The second witness, restaurant manager John Ross, had married Agnes Jack, a daughter of George Jack, in 1892.
The father, bacon curer, George Jack of 10 Annesley Place, Dublin, died of exhaustion and malignant disease of the mouth, on 23rd December 1899; son-in-law John Ross, was present.
Henry Jack, shipping agent, died aged 42 of intestinal hepatitis on 8th April 1906. The informant was E.J.Balmer who was present at the death in 86 Donore Avenue. Edward John Balmer was the husband of Henry Jack's sister, Annie Christina Jack.
In 1901, Henry Jack, who had been born in Co. Louth in about 1865, was living at 86 Donore Avenue with his wife, Laura, and their three daughters, Lizzie, Laura and Ethel. While his wife and children were named on the census as being Church of Ireland, Henry Jack noted that he was Presbyterian of the Church of Scotland who worshipped at Donore Church. The widowed Laura and her three daughters was here in 86 Donore Avenue still in 1911.
Laura Agnes Jack, of Francis Street, Dundalk, daughter of shipbroker Henry Jack, married Charles Morrow, commercial traveller of 3 Oakley Road, Dublin, the son of office manager Richard Morrow. They married in St. Nicholas's in Dundalk on 24th March 1912; the witnesses were P. Morrow and W. P. Barber.
On 22nd April 1919, Laura Jack's sister, Ethel Jack of 48 Seville Place, also a daughter of shipbroker Henry Jack, married a Dublin cattle dealer, John Cuddy, son of Michael Cuddy. John Cuddy was also living at 48 Seville Place. The wedding took place in Barndarrig Church, Dunganstown, Co. Wicklow, and was witnessed by James P. MacAvin and Maria Eileen Cuddy.
Henry Jack, ship broker, died young on 8th April 1906 at 86 Donore Terrace; the widowed Laura Jack, née Pennefather, of 38 Heytesbury Street, died on 4th September 1916. The informant was her daughter, Laura Morrow of 10 Church Avenue, Drumcondra.
The Death of John Lysaght Pennefather (13th Jan 1823 - 29th March 1869):
John Pennefather, son of Edward Pennefather and Eliza White, died young of tuberculosis (phthisis) in the Adelaide Hospital in March, 1869. His address was given as 31, Lower Dorset Street, but the certificate of death states that he was a bachelor - no member of his family was present at death. The street directories of 1868 and 1873 note the occupier of 31 Lower Dorset Street as Mrs. Courtney, possibly John Pennefather's mother-in-law, Mary Courtenay/Courtney, although perhaps this was what Emily Pennefather, née Courtenay, was calling herself?
John Pennefather's will, which no longer exists, was noted in the Calendar of Wills: 'John Penefather, (Admininstration 13 April), late of Lower Dorset Street, Gentleman, died 29 March 1869 at Adelaide Hospital. Granted to Emily Penefather of 31 Dorset Street.'
The Re-marriage of Emily Pennefather, née Courtenay:
John's wife, Emily Pennefather, formerly Courtenay, remarried on 24th September 1873. The groom was Robert Owens, a dealer in game and fish, who lived at 2 Ballybough Road. His father was Simon Owens, a gentleman, who was possibly Simon Owens of Nobber, Co. Meath. Emily's father was Frederick Courtenay, a veterinary surgeon.
The couple chose to marry in a registry office and the witnesses to the ceremony were Emily's own daughter, Emily Pennefather, and her son-in-law, Charles Jones, who was married to her daughter Isabella Anna Pennefather. The bride gave her address as 10 Mark Street, which is off Pearse Street in the Parish of St. Marks - oddly, the street directories of 1873 note that 10 Mark Street was an unnoccupied tenement which makes no sense at all. The following year, Emily's daughter, Emily Pennefather Junior, married Joseph Dowling who gave 10 Mark Street as his home address.
A daughter, Beatrice Owens, was born to Robert and Emily Owens of 2 Ballybough Road on 28th February 1872.
Game dealer, Robert Owens, son of Simon Owens, died aged 42, on 8th March 1876. A copy of his will has survived in the 'Will Registers 1858 - 1900' which are now free to view online courtesy of the Irish National Archives. (The 'Will Registers' comprise copies of wills pertaining mostly to deaths outside of Dublin; luckily Robert Owens' will has been included here.)
"....This is the last will and testament of me, Robert Owens of Ballybough Road in the City of Dublin, merchant....I devise that my remains be interred in Maylera within a mile of Dunleer in the County of Louth....I give unto Eliza Pennefather and Annie Pennefather three pounds each as a token of my regard and as to all my worldly goods and chattels including cash which I may die possessed of, I give...to my dear wife absolutely confiding (or confident?) in her strong affection for her children Laura and Beatrice, and knowing that she will do all that can be done for their advancement in life....I appoint my said wife Emily Owens my sole executor and residuary legatee - in witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed by hand this twenty-eighth day of April one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five - Robert Owens...."
The will was witnessed by solicitors George Stanley Murray and Sidney Hastings Murray of 4 Bachelor's Walk, Dublin. Robert Owens of 2 Ballybough Road died on or about the 8th of March 1876 at 22 Middle Mountjoy Street. Administration of his estate was granted to the widowed Emily Owens of 9 Middle Mountjoy Street which was the home of her daughter, Isabella Anna, and her son-in-law, Charles Jones.
In 1901 Beatrice and Thomas Cornwall Johnston were living at 633 Ormond Road, Rathmines, and were members of Sandford C. of I. Church.
Their children were Isabella, born at 21 Ovoca Road on 11th August 1894, Frederick William Johnston born 29th January 1896 at 1 Raymond Street, and Arthur Christopher Johnston born at 41 Ormond Road, Rathmines, on 25th December 1897. A son, Henry Allen Johnston was born on 10th November 1899 at 5 Carnot Terrace, Dolphins Barn, but he died shortly afterwards.
An infant, Beatrice Johnston, was born at 37 Ormond Road on 1st December 1901 but died 17 days later, and was buried alongside her grandmother, Emily Owens, née Pennefather, in Mount Jerome.
Thomas Cornwall Johnston (or Johnson) had been born in Galway on 9th May 1872 to William Cornwall Johnston and to Annie Dowling. Thomas Cornwall Johnston's parents had married on 1st June 1871 in Rutland Square Church in Dublin. William Cornwall Johnston, a newspaper reporter of 87 Upper Dorset Street, was the son of a lamp manufacturer, Thomas Dowling, while Annie or Nannie Dowling was the daughter of Patrick Dowling, butcher of 48 Upper Dorset Street, and was therefore the sister of Joseph Dowling who had married Emily Pennefather, and also the sister of James Patrick Dowling who had married Elizabeth Pennefather.
William Cornwall Johnston, a clerical short-hand writer, had been born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Other children born to William C. Johnston and Annie/Nannie Dowling were William Johnson, born 1st March 1881 in Dublin, and a possible two further sons, Alan, born 1884 in Dublin and John/Jack Johnston born 1885 also in Dublin. The father of Thomas Cornwall Johnston, William Cornwall Johnston, died in Dublin in 1888, aged only 40 - his widow, Annie Johnston,née Dowling, appeared on the 1901 census at North William Street, along with her two teenage sons Alan and Jack. The sons were members of Sandford Anglican Church while she remained Catholic, practicing at North William Street Church.
On 16th May 1895, Beatrice Johnston, the daughter of Emily Owens, née Courtenay, and of Robert Owens, was a party to a deed of assignment, ie, 1895-29-156, whereby Beatrice Johnston, otherwise Owens, of 21 Ovoca Road, wife of Thomas Johnston, the beneficial owner of 21 and 22 Ovoca/Avoca Road, did assign, with the consent of Emily Owens, the aforementioned premises along with a plot of ground on the Portobello Estate, part of lands of St. Sepulchre adjoining Ovoca Road, to Anna Maria Moore, née Pennefather, who was Beatrice's half-sister, both women being the daughters of Emily Courtenay. The deed was witnessed by the solicitor Alexander J. Taylor of 16 Lower Ormond Quay.
Beatrice Johnston died of hepatitis on 31st May 1904 at the Cork Street Fever Hospital - her home address had been 45 Upper Rutland Street. Following this, I could find no further reference to her husband or children.
Emily Owens, née Courtenay, the widow of both John Pennefather and Robert Owens, died at 54 Greenville Place, South Circular Road, Dublin, on 14th December 1901, with probate granted to solicitor Alexander J. Taylor, and to her doctor Patrick Merrin. She was buried in Mount Jerome in the same grave as her infant granddaughter, Beatrice Johnston.
The same solicitor proved the will of Emily's daughter, Anna Maria Moore, when she died at 26 Avoca Rd., South Circular Rd., on 7th January 1918, the second executor being her niece, Elizabeth Dowling.