Ballycarrane House, Thurles

Ballycarrane House, Thurles

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Jane Biddulph [1812-1900] of Vicarstown, Queen’s County

Jane Biddulph, sometimes found as Jane Beddulph, was born on the 8th of May 1812. She was the sixth daughter and tenth child of Francis Harrison Biddulph [1774-1827] of Vicarstown, Queen’s County, and Mary Marsh.
She emigrated first to America, where she married George Priest from Norfolk, England, in New York in 1845. They then emigrated to Canada subsequently returning to Iowa, in America.
They had seven children, among them, a son, Samuel Joseph Priest [1847-1933] born in New York, Mary Elizabeth Priest, born in 1851 in Upper Canada, Jane Georgina [1852-1932],  and Sophia Salisbury[1854-1928] both born in Richmond Hill, Canada.
Samuel Joseph Priest [1847-1933] was married in 1875 in Davis, Iowa, to Mary McAtee. The marriage ended in divorce. They had been married for twenty five years and had one son Samuel J. Priest Jr. Samuel Joseph Priest is buried in Bloomfield IOOF Cemetery, Davis County, Iowa.
Mary Elizabeth Priest returned to the US from Canada along with the rest of her family in 1854, aged 3.  In 1875 she married John Osceola Games, a farmer. They had four children including Marsh Games born in 1880, who carried on the name of Jane Biddulph's mother Mary Marsh.
Jane Georgina married Charles Alden Spencer [1826-1884], a Mexican War Veteran according to his gravestone. They had three children. She died in Bloomfield, Iowa, USA. She was described as a housekeeper on her death certificate.
Sophia married E Bailey Cook in Davis, Iowa, in 1877. They had two daughters, Elizabeth and Jennie. Sophia died in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, USA, in 1928. She had been widowed twenty one years. She is buried with her husband in Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport.
Jane Biddulph died on the 13th of January 1900.  George Priest had died in 1889. They too are buried in Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport. There is a photograph of Jane on findagrave. There is also an obituary from an unknown source where she is described as ‘a good woman, a good neighbor, gentle loving mother, loved her children sincerely, kind to the poor […] and lived up to her convictions of duty.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

William Francis Biddulph [1809-] of Vicarstown, Queen’s County

William Francis Biddulph, the third son and eighth child of Francis Harrison Biddulph [1774-1827] of Vicarstown, Queen’s County, and  his wife Mary Marsh, was born on the 1st of March, 1809. He died young and is most likely to have been buried in Curaclone graveyard where his father and grandfather also lie. There is no gravestone.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Harriet Biddulph [1810-] of Vicarstown, Queen’s County

Harriet Biddulph was the sixth daughter and ninth child of Francis Harrison Biddulph [1774-1827] of Vicarstown, Queen’s County and his wife Mary Marsh. She emigrated to America, where she is also found as Harriet Bedolph. In 1848 she married Rowland McBride in Michigan. They had four children.
  1. John Francis McBride [1846-1934]. He married Hannah Eliza Crane in 1878. They had four children, Jessie E., Glenn F., Ethelyn and Grace Eliza.
  2. Mary McBride [1849-1918] who died in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
  3. Rowland McBride [1851-1879]
  4. Charlotte Elizabeth McBride [1853-1912]
Harriet died in 1893 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Muskegon, Michigan, USA. Mary, Rowland and Charlotte are also buried here.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Mary Biddulph [1803-1863], of Vicarstown

On the 10th March 1801, a third daughter of Francis Harrison Biddulph of Vicarstown, and Mary Marsh was born. She was christened Mary after her mother.  She was not to survive, and died, aged only six months, on the 10th of September 1801.
Her younger sister, the fourth daughter and the fifth child of Francis and Mary, her brother Francis Marsh Wellesley Biddulph having been born in the previous year, was born on the 16th of September 1803. She was also christened Mary.
Mary Biddulph died on the 2nd of April 1863 and is buried in Carrickbrennan Cemetery, Monkstown, County Dublin, with her mother, and her sister Caroline.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Frances Biddulph [1804- 1901] of Vicarstown, Queen's County

 Frances Biddulph was the fourth surviving daughter of Francis Harrison Biddulph [1774-1827] of Vicarstown, Registrar of the Court of Exchequer, and his wife Mary Marsh.
She married Mathew Meredith [1810-1869] of Killart, Clonaslee, Queen’s County, the son of Joseph Meredith, of Rearymore, Queen’s County, in St. Peter’s Church, Dublin on 14th April 1847.  Frances gave 138 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin as her address.
They had four children.

  1. Joseph Marsh Meredith [1848 – 1856]
  2. Josephine Meredith b. 1839
  3. Lois Elizabeth Meredith [1850 -1900]. She married Henry Fisher Gibson in 1871.
BIRTHS Dec 16, the lady of Mathew MEREDITH, Esq., of Killart, Queens County, of a daughter[1]

  1. Frances Maria Biddulph Meredith [abt. 1853-1900]. She married James Stuart Talbot in 1872.
  Mathew Meredith died in 1869.  

 The Will of Matthew Meredith late of Kiltart Queen’s County, Esq. deceased who died 6 Sep 1869 at same place was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath of Frances Meredith of Kiltart, aforesaid widow, the sole executrix; effects under £1,500.[2]

Frances died on the 2nd of February 1901 and is buried in Clonaslee, Queen's County.[3]

[1]  Anglo-Celt Dec 19,1850  []
[2]  Calendars of Wills & Admons - National Archives of Ireland, 4 Jul - kw.