Ballycarrane House, Thurles

Ballycarrane House, Thurles

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Lieutenant Colonel Francis Edward Biddulph [1834-1919]


Francis Edward Biddulph was the only son of Nicholas Biddulph of Congor House, Borrisokane, County Tipperary and his first wife Catherine Lucas daughter of Rev. Edward Lucas, of Rakenry, County Cavan.
No. 330 - Francis Edward Biddulph son of Nicholas and Catherine Biddulph was born 2nd June 1834 and baptized the 28th July 1834. Registered 28th July 1834 by me Thomas Harper - Rector.
I certify that the above is a correct copy taken from the Baptismal Register of the church of St. Peter Maryborough. Robert R. Tilson. Incumbent. 27th April 1917.
His mother Catherine died on the 6th June 1834.
His father Nicholas married Isabella Digges La Touche in Dublin in 1839.
Francis married Annabella Kennedy in 1861.
Biddulph and Kennedy - On the 17th instant, in St. Jude's Church, Southsea, by the Rev. H.T. Brownrigg, Francis Edward Biddulph, Esq., of Congor House, County Tipperary, to Annabella, third daughter of the late John Kennedy, Esq., of Ballyrainny House, County Down.
They had fourteen children, five of whom survived to adulthood.

1.   Catherine Mary Biddulph [1861-1869] Died in Bangalore, India, aged eight.
2.      Nicholas Trafalgar Biddulph [1863-1950] Born on board the TRAFALGAR on the way to India. Died in Southsea, Hants, England.
3.   Francis Biddulph [9 Dec – 13 Dec 1865] Burma.
4.   Hugh Wray Biddulph [1866-1843] Born in Tonghoo, Burma. Died in New   Barnet, Kent, England.
5.   Arthur Stuart Biddulph [1868-1878]. Born in Bangalore, Madras, India. Died in Borrisokane, County Tipperary, Ireland, aged ten.
6.   Charles Thomas Biddulph [1869-1900] Born in Bangalore, India. Died in Queenstown, South Africa.
7.   William Henry Biddulph [1870-1875] Born in Dublin. Died in Pembroke Dock, Wales, on the 6th of March 1875, aged five.
8.       Ethel Emily Biddulph [1872-1875] Born in Aghada, County Cork. Died in Pembroke Dock, Wales, aged three.
9.    Ormus Llewellyn Biddulph [12 Feb – 2 Sept 1874]. Pembroke Dock, Wales.
10.  Isabella Alice Biddulph [12 Feb – 6 March 1875] Pembroke Dock, Wales.
11.  Amy Biddulph [1875-1970] Born in Aldershot, Hants, England. Died in Dalkey, County Dublin.
12.  Alice Biddulph [29 Aug – 31 Aug 1877] Rosemount, New Kilmainham, Dublin.
13.  May Teresa Biddulph [1879-1925] Born Birr, County Offaly. Died in Alassio, Italy.
14.  Beatrice Anne Biddulph [1889-1867] Born Birr, County Offaly. Died in Ballybrack, County Dublin.

Francis had chosen a military career He served in both the 9th and 19th Regiments. The family moved from England to Burma and India, and back to England.
After Francis’s retirement from the Army he and Annabella went to live in St. Kilda’s, Birr, King’s County. Francis was a Magistrate for King's County and a prominent member of the community. They later moved to Marie Lodge, Dalkey, County Dublin.
Their marriage had lasted fifty years and they celebrated their golden wedding in Bulloch Castle, Dalkey, County Dublin, in 1911.
In 1917 the family, including two of their daughters, Amy and May, and four of their grandchildren, returned to Southsea where they had first met.
Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Edward Biddulph, died in 1919 in Southsea in his eighty-fifth year.
Biddulph - May 16, 1919, at 21 Brading av., Southsea, Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Edward Biddulph, late of the 9th and 19th Regiments, and of Marie Lodge, Dalkey, son of the late Nicholas Biddulph, Esq., of Congor, Co. Tipperary.
His funeral took place with full military honours.
Annabella died in 1925.
BIDDULPH - August 16, 1925 at 31 Stanley Street, Southsea,  the  residence of her daughter Mrs Fitz-Gerald, Annabella widow of the late Lieutenant-Colonel F.E.Biddulph, 9th and 15th Regiments, of Fortal, King's County, and Marie Lodge, Dalkey, Ireland. (Irish Times, Wednesday, August 19, 1925)
Francis and Annabella are buried in Highland Road Cemetery, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.


Saturday, 10 November 2018

REMEMBRANCE NOVEMBER 11TH 2018

BIDDULPH, RICHARD HERBERT HOWELL
Died 8th July 1917
Burial: La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-Saint-Vaast, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: I. E. 3.

BIDDULPH, ROBERT ASSHETON
2nd Dragoon Guards, Queen's Bays. 19 Nov 1916. Died in Wellesley House Hospital Aldershot. Robert Assheton Biddulph’s name is inscribed on the National Roll of Honour at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Dublin. He is buried in Killoughey Church of Ireland graveyard, County Offaly.

CADELL, ASSHETON BIDDULPH
Death:             Feb. 19, 1916, Belgium, aged 21
Inscription: Devonshire Regiment attd. 8th Bn. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).
Burial: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge ,Arrondissement Ieper
West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium


CLARKE, RICHARD
Rank, sergeant, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery [formerly Royal Irish Constabulary]; killed in action, October 20, 1916.
He is buried in Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

GOOLD-ADAMS, JOHN
Regiment: Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians)
Death Date: 4 May 1915
Death Place: Ypres

PEGOT-OGIER, Jean-Bertrand
Décédé le 2 octobre 1915, sur le Front, à Moulin sous Touvent (Oise), France.

SCATCHERD, JOHN L.
11th Battery C.F.A.
Killed in action Sept. 3, 1918 Buried at Vis-Eu Aptois, Pas-de-Calais, France.
Awarded the Military Cross and Bar.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Ellen Louisa Biddulph [1856- 1900]


Ellen Louisa Biddulph was the ninth and youngest child of Nicholas Biddulph of Congor House, Borrisokane, County Tipperary and his second wife Isabella Digges La Touche.
She is mentioned in her sister Grace Elizabeth’s Will. Grace Elizabeth had died in 1896.
 I give and bequeath to my sister Ellen Louisa Biddulph 7 Shares in the Great Southern Railway...I give my fur cloak blue and white shawl lace scarf furniture cheval glass mirror to my sister Ellen Louisa Biddulph except sofa and armchair.[1]
Ellen Louisa died on the 20th May 1900 at 95 Leinster Road, Rathmines, Dublin, of cirrhosis of the liver and intestinal haemorrhage.
May 21, at 94 Leinster Road, Rathmines, Ellen Louisa, daughter of the late Nicholas Biddulph, Esq., J.P. of Congor House, Borrisokane.
She left £3, 684. 4s 5d. Probate of her Will was granted to her brother Robert Waller Biddulph, Fleet Surgeon, R.N.
She had formerly lived at 2 Belmont Terrace, Donnybrook, Dublin. She never married.





[1] Grace Elizabeth Biddulph Will, 1896. NAI

Monday, 5 November 2018

Grace Elizabeth Biddulph [1854-1896]


Grace Elizabeth Biddulph was the fourth daughter of Nicholas Biddulph, of Congor, Borrisokane, County Tipperary, and his second wife Isabella Digges La Touche.
Late Concert at Nenagh: ...Through some _inadvertence we omitted the names of Miss Anne and Miss Grace Biddulph, who sang at the Concert and are members of the Choral society.[1]
Grace never married. She  died at 5 Addison Terrace, Glasnevin, Dublin, of influenza and weakness, on the 12th of April 1896 aged 50. Previously she had lived in 28 Chelmsford Road, and 24 Sandford Road, both in Ranelagh, Dublin.
Her very detailed will can be found in the National Archives of Ireland. In it she named Isabell Head, her sister, and Robert Waller Biddulph, Fleet Surgeon, R. N., her brother, as her executors.  The following extract gives an interesting glimpse into her life and family connections.
 ‘I give and bequeath to my sister Ellen Louisa Biddulph 7 Shares in the Great Southern Railway. I give and bequeath to my brother William Nicholas Biddulph 3 Shares in the Great Southern Railway. I give to my Godson Robert Richard Biddulph one hundred pounds in the Midland Great Western Railway. I give and bequeath to my sisters Mary and Anne Biddulph one hundred and fifty pounds each. I give to my sister Isabell Head [married to William Henry Head] one hundred pounds. I give to my brothers Robert and Richard Biddulph one hundred pounds each. I give to my God daughter Muriel Grace Biddulph [daughter of her brother Richard Biddulph and Gertrude Allen] one hundred pounds. I give to my old friend Mrs St. Leger 80 pounds in the North British Railway. I give and bequeath to my 3 nieces Amy, May and Beatrice Biddulph 60 pounds each [daughters of her half-brother Francis E. Biddulph]. I give to my friends Charlotte and Alice Exshaw 50 pounds each in the Banks stock. [Charlotte Exshaw was an Evangelist, and may have been a member of the Plymouth Brethren]. I give and bequeath to my nephew Hugh Wray Biddulph one hundred pounds [son of her half-brother Francis E. Biddulph]. I give to my niece Carobel [Caroline Isabel] and nephew Robert Biddulph 30 pounds each [children of Robert Biddulph and Caroline Studdert]. I give to Dr. H.T. Bewley 50 pounds for curing me of a tedious disease. [A physician in Dublin and a member of the Society of Friends]. I give to Nannie and  Norah Wallace 20 pounds each. I give to my brother Robert Biddulph my father’s chain. I give to my sister Isabella Head my diamond ring at her death to go to my niece Bessie Bennett [Elizabeth Head wife of George Bennett, a Church of England Minister] and her daughters [Elizabeth and Winifred]. I also give to the said Bessie Bennett two plated salt cellars. I give to my cousin Alice Franks my Indian bone necklet with bracelets to match and my musical box. I give to my cousin Grace Diggues La Touche my cameo brooch. I give to my sister in law Caroline Biddulph [Caroline Studdert] my Indian shawl. I give to my niece Beatrice Biddulph my gold watch and chain. I give to my 3 nieces Annie [Amy?] May and Beatrice Biddulph my silver bracelets and Indian […] necklets. I give my fur cloak blue and white shawl lace scarf furniture cheval glass mirror to my sister Ellen Louisa Biddulph except sofa and armchair I give to my sisters Mary and Anne Biddulph. I give my clothes and Kate must send them to the Ladies Distress Fund [This may have been the Association for the Relief of Ladies in Distress formed in 1881 at the height of the Land Wars].
I appoint my sister Ellen Louisa Biddulph to be my residuary legatee of everything belonging to me in moneys not mentioned by me in this Will.
I wish to be buried in Congor Churchyard.
I do not wish this Will to be put through the Probate Banks if it can be settled otherwise money transferred by solicitor.’
Probate of the Will was granted at Dublin to Robert Waller Biddulph of Yeory Villa, Herbert road, Southsea, Hants, England, Fleet Surgeon R. N.   Her estate amounted to £3638.0.0.






[1] Nenagh Guardian,Wednesday,February19,1873.