North Street, Newry, County Down

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

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Andrew Jennings [abt. 1793-1869], North Street, Newry, County Down. Part 1.

  Andrew Jennings, Iron Merchant, was born in Newry, County Down, the son of Andrew Jennings and Catherine O’Toole of North Street. He married Mary Anne Clarke, the second daughter of the late Edward Clarke of High-st., Newry. A dispensation of Banns had been sought on the 8th of October.
1825 October 8. Dispensations in Banns. Andrew Jennings of Newry.  5.5.[1]
Andrew and Mary Anne were married two days later on the 10th of October 1825.
Married. Andrew Jennings, Esq., of Newry, merchant, to the daughter of the late Edw. Clarke, of said place.[2]
The witnesses were Mr. Marky and Charles Jennings. The church was in Loughinisland and the priest was the Rev. W. McMullan. 3rd and 4th witnesses were entered as Peter Jennings and Mr. Clarke Kavena.
Andrew and Mary Anne had eight children.

1. Mary Catherine [1826-1864] died in Phibsborough, Dublin. Unmarried.
2. Edward [1827 - ] may have died young.
3. Andrew [1829 -]
4. Charles Clarke [1830-1870] died in Phibsborough, Dublin. Unmarried.
5. Ellen [1834 – 1870] died in Phibsborough, Dublin. Unmarried.
6. Elizabeth [1839 - ]. Artist.
7. Edward Daniel [1845 - ]
8. Unnamed daughter married John McDonald, Templetate, County Monaghan.

The family continued to live on North Street, where Andrew’s father had lived, and where Andrew also carried on his business.
ANDREW JENNINGS offers FOR Sale, 400 Tons SCOTCH FIRE COALS, which he will dispose of on moderate terms. No. 11, North Street, Newry.[3]
Living with them was Mary Anne’s mother, widowed since the death of her husband in 1825.
Death. In Newry, on Saturday last, in the 63rd year of her age, at the house of her son-in-law, Mr. Andrew Jennings, Mrs Clarke, relict of the late Mr. Edwd Clarke, of High-st., Newry.[4]

[1] Parochial records of Newry, 1818-1827.  FHL 926087.
[2] Southern Reporter and Commercial Courier. Thursday 27th October
[4] Belfast Commercial Chronicle 9 July 1831

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