North Street, Newry, County Down

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

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Kathleen Jane Biddulph [1881-1969]

Kathleen Jane was born in 1881, the eldest daughter of Assheton Biddulph, of Moneyguyneen, Kinnitty, Kings’ County, and Florence Caroline Boothby. Kathleen married Shaen Magan, of Killyon Manor, County Meath, against her father’s wishes, in 1906. Assheton never spoke to his daughter again.

Magan and Biddulph - January 22nd, at St. Mary's Church, Athlone, by the Very Rev. the Dean of Clonmacnoise, Arthur Tilson Shaen Magan, of Correal, Co. Roscommon, to Kathleen, eldest daughter of Assheton Biddulph, of Moneyguyneen, Birr, King's County.
Present address: Killyon Manor, Hill-of-Down, Co. Meath.

Kathleen and Shaen Magan had five children.
Their eldest daughter Annie Sheelagh Magan was born on the 4th of December 1906. 
She died on the 9th of December 1969 at the age of 63, she was unmarried.
Their eldest son, William Morgan Tilson Magan, was born in 1908. He had an illustrious career in the Indian cavalry, and later joined MI5. He was the author of Umma-more, the story of Ireland, a history of the Magan family.  He died on 21st   of January 2010 at the age of 101. He was described in his obituary in the Irish Times, March 27th 2010, as ‘MI5 spymaster and soldier of the Raj who was born in Ireland.’
Maureen Magan was born on the 11th of November 1914.
She married Colonel John Herbert Gillington, on the 9th of September 1939.  She married John Donald Alexander Arthur Makgill, 12th Viscount of Oxfuird, on the 6th of October 1955. She died on the 17th of July 2002 at the age of 87.
Violet Mary Magan was born on the 11th of December 1909.
She married John Clement Chawner on the 30th of December 1935. She later married Henry Francis Chester Walsh on the 2nd of November 1956.
Francis Shaen Magan, their second son, was born in 1918. He travelled to India as a tea planter in 1938. He married Susan Patricia Colvill in 1946.

Shaen Magan died in 1965. Kathleen died in 1969.

MAGAN (U.O.). Quarterly, 1 and 4, argent, a chevron between three boars passant azure, tusked, hoofed, and bristled or (Magan); 2 and 3, azure, on a bend between
two garbs or, a mitre gules (Tilson). Mantling azure and argent. Crest — Upon a wreath of the colours, a boar’s head erased azure, tusked and bristled or. Motto
“Virtute et probitate." [Arthur Charles Fox-Davies. Armorial families: a directory of gentlemen of coat-armour (Volume 2)]

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