William Percival was the son of Robert Perceval of Laricor and Knighstsbrook, Co. Meath, who had married Jane Westby, daughter of Nicholas Westby of High Park, Wicklow, on 13th June 1717. Nicholas Westby was the Collector of Customs in Ennis, Co. Clare, and married Frances Stepney of Durrow in 1698. As part of the marriage settlement, he received the estate of High Park in Co. Wicklow. Nicholas Westby died on 19th October 1716.
William Perceval's brother, Robert Perceval Junior, the eldest son of Robert Perceval and Jane Westby of Laricor and Knightsbrook,Co. Meath, married his cousin, Bridget Mary Warden, who was the widowed daughter of George Westby.
Robert Perceval Junior died in 1756 leaving Robert Perceval who settled at Carrickmakeegan, Leitrim, having married Frances Armstrong in St. Mary's, Dublin, on 3rd March 1775, and Westby Perceval who married Jane Elizabeth Canning in St. Mary's on 14th December 1776.
Robert Perceval and Frances Armstrong of Knightsbrook and Carrickmakeegan had Robert Perceval, Westby Perceval who married Charlotte Wilhelmina Hawkshaw (1792 - 16th September 1856), the daughter of Colonel Thomas Hawkshaw, William Perceval and Anna Maria Perceval who married the widowed Colonel Thomas Hawkshaw of the 22nd Bengal Regiment in October 1807 in Marylebone Church. Anna Maria Hawkshaw, widow of the late Major-General Hawkshaw, died at Perth, Scotland, on 20th July 1854.
The first wife of Major General Thomas Hawkshaw was Gertruida Christina Van Renen.
A marriage licence was issued in England for Westby Percival and Charlotte Wilhelmina Hawkshaw on 12th January 1813. From the papers - In March 1813, in Marylebone, W. Perceval of Knightsbrook, Meath, married Charlotte Wilhelmina, eldest daughter of Major General Hawkshaw of the India Company's Service.
Major General Thomas Hawkshaw died on 30th June 1819 in London.
Westby Perceval of Knightsbrook died in Dublin on 17th March 1850, aged 74, and was buried in Mount Jerome - also buried here were his son, Robert Sommerville Percival and a daughter Gertrude Frances McMullan.
26th November 1857 - in Bathheaston, Lt. C.J. Godby HEICS to Millicent Harriatt, youngest daughter of the late Westby Perceval of Knightsbrook.
On 5th June 1851, Westby Hawkshaw Percival of Knightsbrook, son of Westby Percival and grandson of Maj-Gen Hawkshaw married Sarah Brook Bailley, daughter of John Bailley MD of Brooklands, Essex.
Who was this? On 17th August 1856, the death occurred in Jamaica of Robert Perceval, eldest son of William Perceval of Knightsbrook, Co. Meath and nephew of the late Major-General Hawkshaw HEICS. ('Evening Freeman', 13th October 1856.)
Another son of Robert Percival and Jane Westby, who had married 13th June 1717, was Major William Perceval of 103rd Foot who married Anne Waller, the daughter of Richard Waller of Newport, Co. Tipperary. In 1784 William Perceval was living at Wilton, Newport, Tipperary. A Captain William Perceval of 103rd Foot died aged 38 in Stradbally in 1793 and was buried at the rock of Dunamase.
Major William Perceval of Wilton, Newport, Tipperary, and Anne Waller had:
1) Major Robert Perceval of Curragoa, Jamaica, West Indies, Major in the 18th Regiment of Royal Irish. He had died by 1837 - he fell off a horse - when his daughter, Emily Perceval, married Thomas Palmer.
Robert Perceval's children were William Perceval, Robert Perceval, John Pennefather Perceval of the 17th Foot, Jane Perceval and Emily Perceval who married Thomas Palmer Junior of Summerhill, Castlebar, Mayo and Molesworth Street, in St. Peter's, on 18th March 1837. At the time of this wedding, the bride was living at 128 Baggot Street which the home of her uncle and aunt Captain Westby and Margaret Perceval. The witnesses were the family solicitor John Vincent (who was named by Westby Perceval as a relation) and Richard Lysaght, Westby Perceval's nephew.
Major Robert Perceval of the 18th Royal Irish Regiment of Foot was named in his brother, Captain Westby Perceval's will which named Robert's widow as Antoinette Percival and his children as John, James, Elizabeth and Emily Percival. T
he LDS website notes the birth of one of these children in Jamaica - Elizabeth Perceval was christened in Trelawny, Cornwall, Jamaica, to Captain Robert Percival and to Antoinette Chevivia or Cheverer, on 20th June 1812. A son, who perhaps didn't survive, was named as Robert George Perceval, and who was christened in Kingstown, Jamaica, on 13th July 1813 by Major Robert Perceval and Antoinette Perceval.
On 26th July 1849, son Lt. John Pennefather Perceval of the 17th Foot died aged 29 in Ramsgate from chest disease contracted during nine years' service in India. Son of the late Major Perceval of the 18th Regiment, and nephew of the late Colonel William Perceval formerly of the 67th Regiment.
2) Captain Westby Perceval, Royal Navy, married Margaret Lysaght, daughter of Limerick solicitor Thomas Lysaght and Catherine Vallancey, in 1817.
Captain Westby Perceval was created a Knight of the Imperial Austrian Order of Leopold. He had been made a lieutenant in 1800 and was promoted to the command of the Paulina on 14th September 1808. He was subsequently posted to the Meditarranean and was conferred with the Austrian order for his service in the Adriatic War in 1813 and 1814.
In 1821, Captain Westby Perceval was living at 41 Molesworth Street before moving permanently to 128 Lower Baggot Street.
On 6th March 1834 at the residence of Captain Westby Percival RN in Baggot Street (128 Baggot Street) the death occurred of Catherine Vallancy Lysaght, daughter of the late Thomas Lysaght of Co. Clare and of Leeson Street, and of his wife Catherine Vallancey, daughter of Colonel Charles Vallancey.
From 'The Bank of England Wills Extracts', and from the original document lodged in the National Archives UK Discovery collection, the will of Westby Percival of His Majesty's Ship Adair (?) of Woolwich, dated May 1835, with a codicil of 10th June 1835. The executors were wife Margaret Percival, née Lysaght, his brother William Percival, solicitor John Hare of Fitzwilliam Street, and relation and solicitor John Vincent of Upper Baggot Street. Probate was granted on 8th November 1836.
The will mentioned bonds from Rev. J. Penefather, who was married to Westby's sister, Mary Perceval, relation-by-marriage Maj.Gen. Hawkshaw, the late Thomas Bouchier of 123 Baggot Street, and Westby Perceval, presumably one of Westby's relations rather then himself.
Westby's widow, Margaret Perceval, née Lysaght, was to get the house at 128 Baggot Street and special provision was made to Emily Perceval, the daughter of his brother William Perceval, clearly a favourite niece.
Legacies were left to his sister Mrs. Jane Bourke, the two unnamed daughters of his late sister Ann Delany of Limerick, his brother Lt.Colonel William Percival, his two nieces Charlotte Hunter and Margaret Hunter who had become Margaret Carey by the time of the codicil, to nephew Richard Lysaght Junior son of the late Thomas Lysaght (Thomas Lysaght had a brother Richard, who was uncle of Westby's nephew mentioned in the will), and three nieces, Charlotte, Margaret and Elizabeth Lysaght, daughters of the aforementioned late Thomas Lysaght, Miss Elizabeth Perceval, John and James Perceval and Emily Perceval, all four the children of his late brother Robert Perceval of the 18th Royal Irish Regiment of Foot whose widow, Antoinette Percival, was also provided for.
A niece was Alice Perceval, daughter of his brother William Perceval. Another niece was named as Emma Evans, the daughter of Thomas and Clare/Clara Evans, Clare Evans, née Pennefather, being the daughter of Westby's sister, Elizabeth Perceval who had married Rev. John Pennefather of the The Glebe, Newport, Tipperary.
'Saunders Newsletter' of 27th August 1817 noted that Westby Perceval, who had recently married Miss Lysaght of Leeson Street, had arrived at his sister-in-law's house, Mrs. Hunter of Charlotte's Quay (Limerick), with his bride. Mrs. Hunter might have been a sister of Captain Westby Perceval's wife Margaret Lysaght, since her father, Thomas Lysaght, moved from Limerick to Dublin in about 1790.
Westby Percival also left his gold watch to his nephew-in-law Rear-Admiral Henry Vansittart of Bisham Abbey who had married his sister's daughter, Mary Charity Pennefather (daughter of Elizabeth Perceval and Rev. John Pennefather of Newport) in 1809.
A small legacy was given to his dear friend Captain Philip Percival of the Grenadier Guards (a relation?) and to his doctor and housemaid; land in Ballyspellane, and Carrowduff, Co. Clare, was mentioned, and, in relation to this land, William Westby of Merrion Square, Dublin. William Westby of Merrion Square and Thornhill, Co.Wicklow was the son of William Westby and Mary Jones, this older William Westby being the brother of Jane Perceval who had married Robert Perceval of Knightsbrooke on 13th June 1717.
Westby Perceval of 128 Baggot Street was buried in St. Peter's on 20th November 1835.
Widow Margaret Perceval, née Lysaght, died on 15th March 1862 and her will administered by John Vincent of Charlton, Co. Dublin. John Vincent of Charlton and of Raglan Road died 22nd May 1869 by suicide when he threw himself under a train, with probate to children John Albert Vincent and spinster Mary Jane Vincent. John Albert Vincent was born 4th November 1839 to John and Catherine Vincent of Leeson Street.
3) Lt-Colonel William Perceval CB of the Rifle Brigade, formerly of the 67th Regiment, who died in Brussels in January 1837. Lt-Col William Percival CB married Charlotte Alice, daughter of William Henry Palmer, Baronet of Castle Lackin, Mayo and of Kenure House, Co.Dublin.
The marriage took place in Bruges, Netherlands (ie: Belgium) on 19th February 1822. In December 1821 William's brother, Captain Westby Perceval of Molesworth Street, wrote to the Chief Secretary in Dublin Castle on his brother's behalf requesting assistance to procure a certificate of consent for him to marry in the Netherlands.
William Perceval was named in his brother Westby Perceval's 1835 will. Having joined the 67th Reg in 1795, he was subsequently posted to Jamaica, then served in Spain. He was promoted to rank of Lt-Colonel of the 67th regiment in 1815.
Following his death in January 1837, his widow, Charlotte Alice married in London on 19th July 1838, Pierce Francis Barron of Sarahville, Co. Waterford.
Pierce F. Barron had earlier, on 18th June 1826, married Anne de Stranker, niece of Countess de Woronzoff. His daughter by this marriage was Mary, Countess Constabilie. Under a deed of 10th March 1826, James Barron settled Waterford estates upon his son, Pierce F. Barron.
The unmarried Frederica Augusta Perceval, late of Brighton and of Bruges, Brussells, died 3rd August 1875 in Bruges, and probate was granted to her widowed mother, Charlotte Alice Barron of Brighton. Charlotte Alice Barron failed to administer the will, so administration was subsequently granted to Frederica's sister, Alice Florence Kearney, wife of Robert Cecil Kearney of Ballyvasey, Co. Mayo.
From 'Dublin Evening Post', 22nd December 1855 - Robert Cecil Kearney of Her Majesty's 97th Regiment, third son of the late Robert Kearney, JP of Ballinvilla House, Co. Mayo, to Alice Florence, eldest daughter of the late Colonel Wm. Percival CB, Rifle Brigade, grand-daughter of the late Sir William Palmer Bart., and niece of Sir Roger Palmer, Bart., Kenure, Co. Dublin. Alice Florence Perceval had been born in Italy in 1830, and in 1851 had been living with her widowed mother, Charlotte Alice Barron, at 63 Bridge House, Hampton. In 1855 when she married Robert Cecil Kearney, she was living at Newport, Tipperary.
4) Elizabeth Perceval who married Rev. John Pennefather as his second wife.
5) Jane Perceval married Captain John Robert Bourke of Moatville, Cloneska, Co. Tipperary. They had a daughter, Maria Theresa Bourke who married, in 1832 in Eglish, Co. Tipperary, Edward Burke Roche before emigrating to Australia. She died in 1893 in Greymouth, New Zealand. From 'Grey River Argus' of 6th July 1893: 'Maria Theresa, relict of the late Edward Roche of Tourlager (Vauclaus) Co. Limerick, and daughter of the late Captain John Robert Bourke and Jane Percival of Moatville, Co. Tipperary, and second cousin to the late Sir Richard Bourke, Governor General of the colony of New South Wales and first cousin to the late Genreal Sir John Pennefather, a colonist of 60 years.'
NB: Sir Richard Bourke was of Thornfields, Co. Limerick.
In 1852, as shown on Griffiths Valuation, the widowed Jane Bourke, née Perceval, (or perhaps her daughter) was the owner of approximately 300 acres at Cloneska. Later on 27th November 1874 the Landed Estates Courts, which dealt with the sale of properties indebted by the famine, put the lands of Moatville up for sale. The petitioners were named as Falkiner Harding and Clare Evans. Clare Evans was Clare Pennefather who had married Thomas Evans and who was the daughter of Rev. John Pennefather and Elizabeth Perceval.
The owners of Moatville in 1874 were named as the sisters, Antonia Jane Belinda Bourke (born 20th October 1840 on the River Ganges and baptised in Agra, India) and Anna Mary Stuart (born 30th October 1843 in Umballa), wife of the English soldier, Henry Benson Stuart. Both sisters had been born to the soldier, Lieutenant Theophilus H.R. Bourke of the 31st regiment (1815 - 1843) who had married Mary Ann Lapeth in Kent on 28th April 1836, and who was most probably the son of Captain John Robert Bourke and of Jane Perceval, being contemporary with Maria Theresa Bourke.
6) Ann Perceval married .....Delany of Limerick. Daughter Anne Percival Delany of 128 Baggot Street married on 31st July 1835, William Ottiwell of Sinnott Place. Witnesses: Francis Walker John and Francis Edward Lacy. Anne Percival Ottiwell of Upper Dorset Street died in July 1836. Her daughter, Anne Catherine Ottiwell, had been born in Dorset Street on 29th June 1836 - she would marry Captain Henry Robe Saunders, son of Robert John Saunders of Woolwich, in St. Peter's on 4th February 1858, the ceremony being performed by the bride's cousin, Rev. William Colles Moore of Carnew, son of Rev. Thomas Ottiwell Moore of Wexford. Anne Percival Ottiwell's father, William Ottiwell, was living at 37 Rathmines Road at the time of the wedding. Anne Percival Ottiwell married, secondly, the barrister Campbell Gaussen of Derry, son of David Gaussen, on 10th October 1861.
The Lysaght family of Limerick, Clare and Dublin:
Mary Lysaght, daughter of John Lysaght, 1st Lord Lisle of Mountnorth, and of Catherine Deane, married Kingsmill Pennefather in 1754. In 1789, their son, Rev. John Pennefather of Newport, Tipperary, married, as his second wife, Elizabeth Percival, the daughter of Captain William Percival of the 103rd Foot and Anne Waller, daughter of Richard Waller of Newport.
Elizabeth Percival's brother was Captain Westby Percival who also married a member of a Lysaght family, although I have no idea if this Lysaght family was related to the Lysaght family of Mountnorth, Co. Cork. Captain Westby Perceval's wife was Margaret Lysaght, daughter of the barrister Thomas Lysaght. The couple married in St. Peter's, Dublin, in August 1817.
Another son of the solicitor Thomas Lysaght was Richard Lysaght who had been admitted to Trinity aged 15 on 10th November 1790 - he had been born in Co. Limerick to the solicitor Thomas Lysaght. In the 1830's, Richard Lysaght was an attorney, firstly at 17 Leeson Street, then at 11 Pembroke Street. Richard Lysaght, late of Limerick, died on 18th June 1845 in Lower Pembroke Street aged 72. His wife had died there on 9th November 1838.
Earlier, Richard Lysaght had given an affadavit, dated 10th August 1826, to confirm the loss of certain legal papers which had been entrusted to his father Thomas Lysaght by the Butler family, who had employed him as law-agent; these family papers had been lost when Thomas Lysaght sold up and moved from Limerick to Dublin in about 1790. Richard confirmed in his 1826 affadavit that his brother, Thomas Lysaght Junior, had been in the legal business with his father but both were now dead.
'Saunders Newletter' of 30th October 1821 reported that a bill belonging to the Lysaghts had been lost in the post. Payment was stopped so the bill was now worthless.....'John Balfe's Draft on Messrs.Murphy of Smithfield in favour of James Lysaght for 100l. dated 8th of October....1821...said Bill was enclosed in a letter...to Richard Lysaght Esq.,Ennis...information may be sent to Captain Percival, 14 Molesworth St...' The daughter of Thomas Lysaght Senior was Margaret Lysaght, wife of Captain Westby Perceval who, in 1821, lived at 41 Molesworth Street.
(It's unclear who James Lysaght was. I went through the register of Drumcliffe Church, Ennis, in the National Archives. The microfilm covered the years 1785 to 1829 and showed up the following Lysaght entries who may or may not be related to the Lysaght family discussed in this post:
9th March 1796 - the baptism of John, son of Mr. James Lysaght and his wife.
23rd February 1799 - the baptism of Catherine, daughter of Francis Lysaght and Charlotte his wife.
1803, date faded - the baptism of James, son of James and Jane Lysaght.
14th May 1808 - the burial of Mrs. Lysaght, wife of Mr. James Lysaght.
29th November 1817 - the marriage of Serjeant Thomas Hodson of the 20th to Margaret Lysaght of Glinfield, spinster. License. Glinfield was difficult to decipher and might not be accurate.
7th December 1817 - George Inglis, assistant surgeon of 93rd Reg. to Miss Catherine Lysaght of Ennis. License.)
So Thomas Lysaght Senior, solicitor of Limerick, then Leeson St, Dublin, had Richard Lysaght of 17 Leeson St and then Pembroke Street in about 1775 and who might also have operated in Ennis, Margaret who married Captain Westby Perceval in 1817, and Thomas Lysaght Junior who had been in business with his father.
There was also a Patrick Lysaght associated with this family, as evidenced by Deed 763-263-518003 which I read through in the Registry of Deeds. Dated 15th June 1821, it recited that, under an earlier deed of 10th October 1785, the late Nicholas Westby of Dublin had leased land in Co. Clare to the late Thomas Lysaght of Dublin and to Patrick Lysaght for three lives of which, now, in 1821, only one was living, namely solicitor Richard Lysaght of York Street. The current 1821 deed involved Patrick Lysaght of Annefield (Ennistymon), Co. Clare, Captain Westby Perceval and his wife Margaret (née Lysaght). The deed maintained that Patrick Lysaght was entitled to half the lands of Canaduff, Derreen and Drominecalluragh (?) as tenant in common with Richard Lysaght of York Street, Dublin, under the 1785 lease made between the late Nicholas Westby of Dublin and the late Thomas Lysaght of Dublin. Margaret Perceval, wife of Captain Westby Perceval, had, in 1806, obtained a judgement against Patrick Lysaght for £1000 and, after her marriage, said judgment was revived - Patrick Lysaght was therefore to assign the said lands to Westby Perceval.
'Saunders Newsletter' of 27th August 1817 noted that Westby Perceval, who had recently married Miss Lysaght of Leeson Street, had arrived at his sister-in-law's house, Mrs. Hunter of Charlotte's Quay (Limerick), with his bride. Mrs. Hunter might have been another daughter of Thomas Lysaght, solicitor, since I know of no Perceval/Hunter marriages. She had two known daughters, Margaret and Charlotte Hunter, both named as beneficiaries in their uncle Westby Perceval's will. A Mrs. Hunter, widow of the excise office Robert Hunter, died in Limerick in June 1824. ('Waterford Mail', 19th June 1824.)
The son of Thomas Lysaght, Thomas Lysaght Junior, had married Catherine Vallancey, youngest daughter of Colonel Charles Vallancey L.L.D., in October 1799. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. Kearney of Trinity College, Dublin. ('Saunders Newsletter', 23 October 1799.)
Thomas Lysaght Junior was the register and law agent to the Royal Dublin Society, a job he received through the influence of his father-in-law, Colonel Vallancey, and died of typhus fever in Ennis in 1819. His widow, Catherine Lysaght, née Vallancey, died in January 1848 at Bayview near Kilrush, Co. Clare.
Edmond Cole Bowen, attorney of Limerick, married Margaret, the second daughter of attorney Thomas Lysaght Junior and Catherine Vallancey in 1828. Edmond Cole Bowen was the son of Ralph Cole Bowen and Mary Doherty of Bowen's Court, Co. Cork. Mary Doherty was the daughter of Edmond Doherty of Mount Bruis, Co Tipperary. Along with Edmond Cole Bowen who married Margaret Lysaght in 1828, Ralph Cole Bowen and Mary Doherty had Henry Cole Bowen who married Anne Jane Hely, the daughter of Hampden Hely, Charles Cole Bowen, Jane Cole Bowen, Mary Cole Bowen of Baggot Street who married in 1828 the Venerable Archdeacon Pryce Peacock of Limerick, and Elizabeth Cole Bowen.
In 1828, at the residence of her mother in Georges Square, Kilrush, Co.Clare, Margaret Cole Bowen gave birth to a son, Edmond Bowen. Her husband, Edmond Cole Bowen died the following year in 1829.
The widowed Margaret Cole Bowen, second daughter of Thomas Lysaght, married secondly Basil Lukey Davoren of Ennis.
Basil's brother, George Davoren, married Charlotte Lysaght, also a daughter of Thomas Lysaght Junior and Catherine Vallancy. The children of George and Charlotte Davoren were, amongst others, Catherine Frances Vallancy Davoren and Westby Percival Davoren.
George and Basil Lukey Davoren were the sons of Basil and Anne Davoren of Ennis, Co. Clare.
The eldest daughter of Thomas Lysaght Junior and Catherine Vallancey of Leeson Street was Catherine Vallancy Lysaght who died in Baggot Street in 1834.
The son of Thomas Lysaght Junior and Catherine Vallancey was Major Thomas Vallancey Lysaght. In May 1820, one year after his father had died of typhus in Ennis, Co. Clare, Thomas V. Lysaght applied to enter the British Bengal Army as a cadet. He was nominated by a director of the East India Company, Edward Parry and recommended by Captain Henry Vansittart of the Royal Navy. His application papers (viewable via Find My Past - British India Office Births and Baptisms) confirms that he was the son of Thomas Lysaght, lately deceased, a solicitor who resided in Dublin. Born in St. Peter's parish on 8th March 1804, he had received a classical education at the Feinaigle Institute. His next of kin was his widowed mother Catherine Lysaght.
Edward Parry of Gower Street, who nominated him, wrote a letter on his behalf to the army - 'My dear sir, I have prepared Mr Abington the proper officer at the India House who will be ready to receive Mr. Lysaght, get him passed through the forms of the India House and enable him to find a ship to sail in the course of the month....Pray remember me to my daughter, to Mrs. Henry Vansittart and to all our friends at Bisham....'
Edward Parry of the East India Company had married Emilia Vansittart, the daughter of Henry Vansittart and Amelia Morse; Edward Parry's nephew was the Captain Henry Vansittart who had recommended Thomas Vallancey Lysaght as a cadet in 1820. The Vansittart family of Bisham were close relations of Rear-Admiral Henry Vansittart who had married Mary Charity Pennefather, daughter of Rev. John Pennefather and Elizabeth Perceval of Newport, Tipperary, in 1809.
Thomas Vallancey Lysaght married his first wife, Fanny Sophia Hamilton in Dacca, Bengal, on 3rd April 1829. The witnesses were members of the bride's family, Emily Anna Hamilton, Lt-Col. Charles W. Hamilton Charlotte Hamilton.
On 22nd January 1833, Thomas Vallancey Lysaght married, secondly, Maria O' Halloran in Dinapore, India.
Thomas Vallancey Lysaght and Maria O'Halloran had four daughters, all of whom were orphaned by 1849 and in receipt of an army pension accordingly. They were Fanny Percival Lysaght born 13th March 1834, Maria Vallancey Lysaght born 17th August 1837, Caroline Bayly Lysaght born 20th April 1840 and Margaret Pennifather Lysaght born 19th April 1842.
Major Thomas Vallancey Lysaght's second wife, Maria O'Halloran was a member of the Limerick O'Halloran family - when Caroline Bayly Lysaght died in Leamington aged 18 in 1858, she was noted as the 3rd daughter of the late Thomas V. Lysaght and granddaughter of the late Major-General Sir Joseph O'Halloran. Folowing the premature death of the Lysaght girls' parents in India, they had been taken in by their uncle and aunt in Leamington, Lt. John Nicholas O'Halloran and Elizabeth Pringle.