North Street, Newry, County Down

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

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Anne Biddulph [1798- ] of Vicarstown, Queen’s County

Anne was the eldest daughter of fourteen children of Francis Biddulph [1774-1827] and Mary Marsh of Vicarstown, Queen’s County. Francis Biddulph was the Registrar of the Court of Exchequer.
She married Symon Biddulph on the 8th of September 1821 in the church at Killaghey, now known as Killoughy. Symon was the son of Sir Theophilus Biddulph, Bt., and a member of the 25th Regiment. He died young in 1823.
Death: Died Friday se'nnight, at the house of his aunts, the Misses Biddulph, where he was visit for his health, Captain Simon Biddulph, of the 25th regiment, the 30th year of his age.[1]
Anne married again, four years later, in 1827. Her second husband was James Moilse, a solicitor, of 23 North Frederick Street, Dublin.  
Their daughter, Susan Elizabeth Moilse was born at 23 North Frederick Street, Dublin, on the 14th January 1830, but not baptised until 1832. There is a note in the church register where her father James is recorded as deceased.[2]
Known as Elizabeth, she married Thomas Wilkinson, M.D., of Clonaslee, Queen’s County, on the 16th July 1863.[3]
1863 21 July: Dr Wilkinson & Elizabeth Moilse.  At St. Peter’s Church Dublin Dr Wilkinson, of Clonaslee to Elizabeth daughter of the late James Moilse, Esq., solicitor, North Frederick Street, Dublin. [4]
They had five children.
Anne and James Moilse may have had another daughter, Charlotte Frances Moilse.  She died in Kingstown, County Dublin, in 1887, naming Elizabeth Wilkinson as the executor of her will.
After the death of James Moilse, Anne married a third time, Robert Frederick Graham, in the parish of St. Mary’s, Dublin, on the 8th of December 1835.[5]
Anne’s sister, Elizabeth, is buried in Deansgrange Cemetery, County Dublin. On her gravestone Elizabeth is remembered as the eldest daughter of Francis Biddulph.
Sacred to the Memory of Elizabeth Biddulph eldest daughter of Francis Harrison Biddulph, Esq., of Rathrobbin, King's Co., late Registrar of the Court of Equity Exchequer in Ireland.
But it was Anne who was the eldest daughter. Like many of her younger siblings who emigrated to England, America and Australia, she was forgotten.

[1]  Hampshire Chronicle, Mon. 05 May 1823, p.4

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