North Street, Newry, County Down

North Street, Newry, County Down
North Street, Newry, County Down

Friday, 6 January 2017

Hannah Biddulph [Abt.1777-1839]

Born in about 1777 Hannah was the daughter of Nicholas Biddulph, a distiller, of Glenkeen, near Borrisoleigh, County Tipperary, and his second wife Hannah Cooke. She was about five years old when her older half-brother Thomas Biddulph died in the sinking of the Royal George in Portsmouth in 1782.

Hannah married John Grene [Abt. 1770- 18 Jan 1837] of Clonliffe, County Dublin and of Cappamurra, County Tipperary, in September 1797. This appears to have been a Protestant marriage although the Grenes were a Catholic family. Hannah’s father was a member of the Church of Ireland and James and John Grene of Cappamurra are found in the Catholic Qualification and Convert Rolls for 1779. However, most, if not all, of Hannah’s grandchildren were baptised into the Catholic faith.

Hannah and John had nine children, Hannah, James, Nicholas, Ellen, Eliza, John, Susan, Margaret, and Maria.
Their eldest daughter, Hannah Grene, was born about 1798 in Cappamurra, Cashel, County Tipperary. Her brother James, born in September 1798 also in Cappamurra, died as an infant in 1800. Nicholas Biddulph Grene, her second son, was born in Grene Park, Cashel, on the 20th October 1800. He married Catherine Sadleir abt 1830, and died on the 29th March 1882. Catherine was the daughter of Clement William Sadleir and Joanna Scully.
Ellen Grene was born abt 1804, and died young on the 4th April 1818. Her sister Eliza was born abt. 1806. She died in the Presentation Convent in Thurles, County Tipperary on the 11th December 1896. John Grene was born 21 Feb 1809. He married Anna Maria Delany in 1850.  Susan Grene was born about 1811. Margaret Grene was born in May 1818.  Maria, Hannah’s youngest daughter, married James Barry in 1837.

Hannah died on the 30th September 1839. Her husband John Grene had predeceased her by two years.

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