North Street, Newry, County Down

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

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Georgina Elizabeth Biddulph [1899-1914]

On the 14th of March 1899 Georgina Elizabeth Biddulph was born at High Park, Birr, County Offaly. She was the fifth child of William Nicholas Biddulph and Rebecca Clarke, and a granddaughter of Nicholas Biddulph of Congor and Isabella Digges la Touche.
In the 1901 Census, aged 2, she is living with her parents, siblings and maternal grandparents William Clarke and Rebecca Harvey in Birr. William Clarke and Rebecca are Presbyterians. The Biddulphs are Church of Ireland. William Biddulph describes himself as ‘esquire’ with no mention of any role in the Church although he had been described as a clergyman on his marriage to Rebecca Clarke.
In the 1911 Census Georgina is living with William Edward Head, and his wife Dora, in Knocklahard, Ballinrobe, County Mayo. Dora is her aunt, sister of her mother Rebecca Clarke. William Head is described as a gentleman. In the same Census her father, William Biddulph, is described as a retired clergyman.
Georgina died on the 12th January 1914, aged 15, of pulmonary phthisis, or tuberculosis, at 4 Florence Villas, Park Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin, where the family were living at that time. She is described as ‘daughter of Traveller’. Her father, William, died there the following year.
She is buried at Congor Church, Ardcrony, County Tipperary, with other members of the Biddulph family. The church no longer exists, having been removed to Bunratty Folk Park, but the cemetery remains.

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