North Street, Newry, County Down

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

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Andrew Jennings [- 1818] of Newry, County Down

Andrew Jennings [- 1817] married Catherine O’Toole [abt 1747- 1840] of Tassagh, County Armagh.[1]
They had seven children.
  1. Charles [abt 1780 – 1855] who married Sophia Corley of Clones, County Monaghan, in 1811.
  2. Daniel [abt 1789 - 1817] who was ordained a priest at Maynooth in 1809.
  3. Andrew [abt 1793-1869] who married Mary Anne Clarke in Loughinisland in 1825.
  4. Peter [- 1828] of Traymount.
  5. Eliza who married John Caraher of 15 Merchant’s Quay, Newry County Down.
  6. Edward, Secretary to the Catholic Committee of Newry in 1824.
  7. John of whom nothing is known.
The family lived at no. 11 North-Street, Newry where Andrew had an Iron Establishment or iron-mongery. He took out a lease on North-Street from 1st May 1790 from James Carlile at the yearly rent of £40.[2]
Andrew dealt in other commodities besides iron as the following advertisement shows.
Timber for sale.
A large quantity of Ash, Oak, Sycamore, Alder, Beech, Walnut and Fir growing on the lands of Tremount, situate on the Northern Road four miles from Newry - application to be made to Andrew Jennings, Newry, Jan 1st, 1810 .[3]
Traymount was where his son Peter appears to have lived.
Andrew Jennings of Newry, and his brother Daniel Jennings, Publn, also of Newry, both appear in the Convert Rolls in 1793.  They weren’t the only members of the Jennings family in Dublin to sign. Teresa, wife of Theobald Jennings, had been listed on the Convert Rolls, in 1778, along with an earlier entry for Andrew Jennings, Grocer, of Newry, County Down. Family lore suggests that Andrew was disinherited by his family when he converted. His children remained Catholic. One of his sons became a priest. Three of his granddaughters were to become nuns.
Andrew died on the 22nd of December 1817. His will was probated in 1818.
His widow Catherine died in 1840. On the burial record her address is given as Mill Street. This was possibly 2 Mill Street where her nephew Charles Jennings lived.
On the 23rd ult. Catherine, relict of Andrew Jennings Esq., formerly of North-Street, Newry, merchant, aged 93 years.[4]

[1] Crossle, NAI.
[2] Encumbered Estates Rentals : Andrew Jennings Down Offaly (King's) 1790 Jan-May 1877 127 064 North-Street.
[3] Dublin Evening Post, 4 Jan 1810.
[4] Belfast Newsletter, 3rd April, 1940.

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