Henderson of Antrim and Ontario Genealogy
Issue Date: 13/10/2015.
|James Henderson. (1766-1834)
|Reverend Henry Henderson (1820-1897)
| |Amelia McGill (1771-1844).
|Ernest George Henderson
| | |Matthew Russell
| | |John Russell
| | | | |Roger Montgomery
| | | | |John Montgomery
| | | | | | |Edward Smith
| | | | | |Ceserea Smith
| | | | | |Jane Whyte
| | | |Miss Montgomery
| | |
| |Sarah Jane Russell
| |Eliza Richardson
Creina Henderson (1887-1995)
1. ALEXANDER HENDERSON, 1829/1855
Sources also as Endnotes. (superscript 1,2,3...)
Footnotes contain information not for publication. (superscript i,ii,iii...)
GD: Henderson Family by Gerald Draper.
T381: unsigned tree in PRONI abt 1927 - looks reasonable. Single sheet.
T1345: Trees of Russell, Cory, Montgomery etc
PG: D2081/4/1: Letters from Philip Grossle about Russells, Montgomery's etc. Donated by Rev McWilliam.
The Record News, Smiths Falls - Newspaper Articles
CR/4/1/C/1: Philip Grossle transcript of Newry Non Subscribing Presbyterians, bth/bap from 1809 to about 1855. Marriages to about 1842. Russell and Henderson families.
T/699/7, Parish record extracts from Newry Unitarians by Mary Grossle, abt 1900. Non relevant found 9/2008.
TF: Tim Ferres Blog 15/2/11
The recent Hendersons come from the Belfast area and were an influential family there, controlling newspapers and acting as Mayor and Lord Mayor. Our branch originates from Rev Henry, a Presbyterian Minister, whose son, Ernest George appears in Ontario in the latter half of the 19thC where he became a prominent businessman. His daughter married FAP Chadwick and was the grandmother of Alice (Kirk-Owen) Maitland. It is thought they came from the Scottish Borders, as so many prominent Irish families did, but there is no direct evidence for this.
It seems as though the early Belfast Hendersons were active Presbyterians. Several were ministers and they married within the community.
5/4/2004: The registers of Sandys St, Newry checked for Rev Henry Marriage, but do only start after the probably date of Sarah Russell's birth. It is likely that more can be found about the Russells in the Presbyterian records:
T/889/20 has a record of John Russell as a pew holder in the 1st Presbyterian Congregation 30/5/1816 in a List of members paying a stipend (index only checked).
Born: 14/7/1887, Smith Falls, Ont.
Parents: Ernest & Agnes (Quinn) Henderson.
Died: 20/6/1995, Victoria, BC, then of 2251 Cadboro Bay Rd, Victoria.
Creina was a the only survivor of twins, born in Northern BC where their father was building the Connaught Tunnel. They later returned to the family home in Windsor Ontario.
(This cannot be correct: the Connaught Tunnel was built in 1916!)
Newspaper clipping undated, recd ex Maurice Chadwick.
BRILLIANT RECEPTION GIVEN AT "ARDMORE"
"Ardmore", the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Henderson was the scene of a brilliant function Saturday afternoon, when over three hundred guests attended the reception given by Mrs. and Miss Henderson as an opportune time to say good-bye to the bride-elect, whose marriage to Rev. F.A.P. Chadwick takes place in All Saints' church, October 22.
Upon entering the reception hall the guests were greeted by Mr. Henderson. Mrs. and Miss Henderson received in the drawing room, Mrs. Henderson wearing an exquisite robe of Brussels lace over pale yellow satin, amethyst and pearl necklace. Miss Henderson looked charming in a pale blue gown of satin charmeuse with draperies of princess lace and wearing a matrix and gold necklace.
The rooms were artistically decorated with a profusion of tall, stately palms, southern smilax and cut flowers. Yellow and white chrysanthemums were used in the drawing room and pink roses in the music room.
The tea room which was presided over by Mrs. H.E. Casgrain and Mrs. Frederick H. Laing, was bridal in every detail. The table, a vision of loveliness, had in the centre a large basket of white roses and maiden hair fern, tied with white tulle ribbons. Arranged around it in pretty fashion was white tulle with sprays of lilies of the valley and fern forming an immense centre piece. Dresden china candlesticks, holding white tulle shades and dainty confections in silver baskets completed the artistic decoration.
A bevy of pretty, vivacious girls, all intimate friends of Miss Henderson and who, with her, have comprised a bridge club for several sessions, assisted in the tea room, together with several of the men of the younger set. The young ladies were the Misses Mair, Grace Dewar, Maud Henry, Mayde Beers, Ruth Jaffray, Lillian Gauthier, Ester Wigle and Mae Emery; also Miss Helen Sutherland of Toronto, the guest of Miss Henderson and Miss Kathleen Henderson. Mesdames C.R. Emery, George Carruthers and Hedley Taylor assisted in receiving the guests.
Miss Henderson has been the guest of honor of several jolly affairs the past week. Miss Mair gave a bridge on Thursday. Today Mrs. Frank Kelly entertains at a luncheon at the Fontchartrain, Miss Gefrard gives a tea and Miss Florence Bell a dance. Tuesday, Miss Dewar gives a luncheon and theatre party. Wednesday, Mrs. H.R. Casgrain entertains a few friends of the bride-elect at a luncheon, and Miss Mae Emery gives a tea. Thursday, Miss Ester Wigle gives a theatre party and on Friday Miss Lillian Gauthier is a hostess at bridge. Mrs Hall Cowan also entertained Miss Henderson and Miss Lelia Whyte, whose marriage takes place Wednesday, at a theatre party.
It is greatly regretted that Miss Henderson's marriage necessitates her leaving Windsor. She has always taken a deep interest and active part in church work and society. Being highly accomplished and having an attractive personality has made her a great favorite. Her presence will be missed from All Saints' church, the Sunday school, and the Junior Missionary Auxiliary, of which she was president.
NEWSPAPER CLIPPING (TIMES - Victoria?)
"SON, 73, POURS CHAMPAGNE FOR MOM AS SHE CELEBRATES HER
By King Lee Times-Colonist Staff
How many mothers can say their 73-year-old son poured the champagne at their 107th birthday party?
Creima (sic.) Chadwick can after Thursday's celebration at the Oak Bay Lodge where son Mossis kept the champagne flowing to his mother's friends and the staff at the lodge.
Creima Chadwick also has a 79-year-old daughter, Elizabeth Vernon, but she lives in England and could not attend Thursday's festivities.
Creima Chadwick was born on July 14, 1887, in Smith Falls, Ont., and spent much of her early life on Windsor, Ont.
Morris Chadwick said she moved to Victoria as a young bride in 1912. Her husband was the late Pacenham Chadwick, rector of St John's Anglican Church on Quadra Street for 29 years. He died in 1952 at the age of 79.
Creima Chadwick was born Creima Henderson and her father was the manager of the Windsor Salt plant.
She lived on Pacific Avenue until 1988 when she moved to the lodge at the age of 101.
Maurice Chadwick said his mother has six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and too many great-great-grandchildren for him to remember.
Article includes photograph of Creina and Maurice and birthday cake.
Spelling of names in article as above.
Married, as 2nd wife, Frederick Austin Pakenham Chadwick 22/10/1912
1/1. Elizabeth Chadwick (EAC), b 17/8/1915, alive 7/2012
1/2. Maurice Chadwick, b. 6/5/1921, d. 18/5/2008.
Born(PR): 14/9/1859, ch by Rev Henry Henderson, 5/10/1859, Holywood, County Down.
Parents: Rev. Henry & Sarah (Russell) Henderson
Died: between 5/1920 bef 2/1921 (ref shipping record for Agnes).
Ref EAC: of Brain Tumour in 1920's. The surgeon was Arthur Cushing.
The records for the Presbyterian Church of Holywood presided over by Henry Henderson have fragmented birth records. It was late before births could be registered by anything other than the established church. Henry's children were entered in the parish record books, but most were listed separately from the main birth sequence without baptismal dates, after the session records.
Betty's cousin was editor of the Irish Times.
Ernest George Henderson, her grandfather, was a rich man: the Windsor Salt Works was the family business.
Edward VII stayed with the Hendersons with his wife (or girlfriend?) at Guelph, Ont.(looks unlikely as Edward VII to be visited Guelph as Prince of Wales in 1860).
EGH was born in Northern Ireland, but emigrated to North America in his late teens, supposedly as a railway engineer. He moved to Canada in 1883 with the Canadian Pacific Railway (1901 census & newspaper extracts below). In 1893, he joined the Windsor Salt Works, and became a businessman of some note in Windsor, Ontario.
1878: supposed arrived in US as articled railway engineer.
No trace of his arrival on Ancestry.com - 5/2007.
1881: not in US or Canadian Census’s.
1882(~) Great Northern Railway, USA.
1883: Arrived Canada according to 1901 census.
1883-1888: survey & construction engineer, Canadian Pacific
1888-1893: assistant resident engineer, Canadian Pacific
1893: Windsor Salt Works
21 July 1887RN:
Henderson-At Smiths Falls, on Thursday, 14th inst., the wife of Ernest G. Henderson, C.E., of twin daughters.
22 March 1888RN:
Mr. E.G. Henderson, C.E., returned on Saturday from his trip to Washington. He was blocked by the great storm for several days.
7 June 1888RN:
Mr. E.G. Henderson C.E. has gone to Sherbrooke to take a position on a line of railway in that vicinity.
This may be Agnes as the new bank manager did not arrive
until the following year:
Oliver’s Ferry News:
The Ferry is becoming a popular summer resort, a number already spent some time here—some of them from a distance and others are expected in a few days. Among those who have already come are Mr. Bethune and family and Mrs. Henderson of Smith’s Falls; Mrs. Hopkins and family from New York (Mr. Hopkins is expected
soon); Mr. Orme and family; Mr. White and family from Ottawa
are coming next week. — There are some improvements of note in some of the
14 June 1888RN:
One of Mrs. E.G. Henderson’s bright baby twins died on Monday. It had only been sick a few days. Mr. Henderson, who had just left for the Eastern township last Thursday, was telegraphed for and arrived home on Tuesday evening. The funeral took place to the Merrickville cemetery yesterday.
18 April 1889RN:
Mention of Mr Henderson from Quebec to be manager of Union Bank, Smiths Falls. This and the one below were probably of another Henderson family from Scotland who arrived in Ontario early 19thC.
Mr John H Henderson of John H. Henderson, Manager Union Bank Smith’s Falls, Ont., to I. Louise, youngest daughter of the late Archibald MacNaughton, Lachine. (21 Sept 1893)
1891 Census, Ontario, 132 West York, St Albans Ward.
All entries parents born Ireland, all C of E.
Ernest G (33, born Ireland, Civil Engineer), Agnes (29, b Ireland), Creina R (4, Ontario), Ernest A (2, Ontario), Russell, female, 1/12, Ontario))
1901 Census, Ward 2, Windsor, Ontario:
Ernest Henderson B. 14/9/1858, Ireland, Irish, arrived 1883, 42, Manager
Agnes Henderson, B. 1/2/1860, Ireland, Irish, arrived 1885, 42
Creina, 14/7/1888, 13
Brian, 19/1/1890, 11.
Kathleen, 17/4/1892, 8.
Maurice, 27/5/1894, 7.
Henry Henderson, Nephew, 14/11/1886, 14, arrived 1897. Irish.
Departure from Liverpool for New York:
1902, 2 April, SS Germanic, Liverpool to New York - MR EG Henderson - single foreigner - was this him?
SS Mauretania, 23/10/1909:
EG Henderson, unaccompanied, 1st, British Colonial.
Does not appear on Ancestry.com into NY!
Sailings into New York:
Ernest G Henderson: SS Baltic from Liverpool in transit, 11/4/1908:
Age 49, civil engineer, wife at 147 Victoria Ave, Windsor, final destination Windsor, Ont.
Liverpool boarding: EJ Henderson, unaccompanied, 1st, dep 2/4/1908.
Mr Ernest George Henderson: SS "La Provence", from (Le) Havre to New York, April 3 1909.
Mr Ernest George Henderson, age 50, civil engineer, Canadian, English born, res Windsor, wife at 147 Victoria Ave, Windsor.
Ernest George Henderson, SS Baltic from Liverpool, PAX Canada in transit, sailed 8 May 1920, arr 17 May 1920:
Ernest George Henderson, 61, Engineer, of Windsor Ont.
1867 Directory: 3 Hendersons in Guelph, Geo., Richard & Thos. - no connection with ours.
1887, August 15 - Ontario and Quebec Railway (Canadian Pacific) opens the Smiths Falls section between Vaudreuil and Smiths Falls. Freight and passenger trains (possibly mixed trains) commenced operation between Perth and Merrickville on 25 October 1886.
(many Hendersons were found in the Lanark Co papers in 1887-90).
Smiths Falls also benefited from being the mid point between Montreal and Toronto so the C.P.R. built a line running from Montreal through Smiths Falls to Toronto which they opened in 1887. The Smiths Falls yards also was the junction for connecting lines south to Brockville and north to Sand Point and the C.P.R.'s main Transcontinental route spanning the nation. Because of the location of smiths Falls the C.P.R. decided it needed a railway yard there for servicing Steam engines and putting trains together.
2004: Henry Henderson was said to have been in North America by 1878, when he would have been 19. It is therefore unlikely that he married before he went west. Agnes Quinn must thus have been of Canadian (or US) stock. There were many Quinns in Ontario. EA Chadwick thinks that she may have come from New Zealand.
The Ulster civil marriages are all indexed, but can only be seen at the GRO, with a waiting list of 6 weeks for a chance to try! (9/2008). There is no entry on Ancesry.com Ontario marriages for the period (12/08).
Born: 1/2/1860 (ref Census - DC give 1861)
Ch: 2/5/1860, St Anne’s Belfast, of Thomas Quinn & Agnes McFarland (PR) of Belfast.
Parents: Thomas & Agnes (McFarland) Quinn (ref DC & IGI)
Arrived Canada, 1885, 2 years after Ernest Henderson (1901 Census).
Windsor, Essex, Ontario:
Agnes Henderson, of 828 Victoria Ave, Irish, Widowed, Born
Ireland Feb 1 1861. Father Thomas Quinn of Ireland, mother, Agnes MacFarlane of
Ireland, informant George Duck (Friend) of 645 Victoria Ave. Bur St Mary's
Cemetary Feb 4th 1925. Died Feb 1st 1925 of Cerebral
Haemorrhage (Sudden) and Chronic Nephritis.
St Anne’s Belfast has huge numbers of entries, but with little detail to them (MIC/1/178). At 9/2008, the IGI has no suitable entries for earlier Quinns, McFarlands & Stevensons. It appears that the data from St Ann’s is complete for the period in question. The Presbyterian records are not all on the IGI, and there were many chapels with records to search; no time yet.
As it stands at 9/2008, Thomas son of James & Ann (Stephenson) Quinn and his siblings and Agnes McFarland are as far as can be found with any certainty. There were many Quinn’s about, some in Newry.
1910, June 18:
Arrived Quebec from Glasgow on Hesperian, saloon passengers:
Agnes Henderson (49), Creina (22), Kathleen (18),
All born Ireland to Windsor Ont,
1913, August 15, Sailings from UK:
Agnes Henderson, Glasgow-Montreal, SS Grampian, married, unaccompanied by husband, no age given. Maybe ours?
1921, Feb 3:
Arrived Victoria BC from San Fernando, Phillipines, on board Governor:
Mrs Agnes Henderson (60, wid, born Ireland, Irish), Kathleen (29, born Canada, Student).
Issue of Thomas Quinn & Agnes McFarlane/McFarland, St Anne Belfast:
1/1. Agnes Quinn, b. 1/2/1860, ch 2/5/1860 (PR).
IGI also has, b Antrim, but no parish name:
1/2. Thomas McFarlane Quinn, 4/6/1866 (Agnes Mcfarlane)
1/3. William Quinn, 14/11/1870, (Agnes Mcfarland).
1/4. Walter McFarland Quinn, 5/3/1873, Antrim.
Too old, only Agnes McFarlane in IGI:
An Agnes McFarland ch Ballymoney, Antrim, 27/9/1824 of Andrew and Anne McFarland. (Presbyterian??)
Also Andrew McFarland ch 1/9/1819, Ballymoney.
Andrew McFarland ch: 03 APR 1787 Cappagh By, Omagh, Tyrone, of Andrew & Nancy.
Married: NANCY MC CAUSLAND 08 DEC 1773 Cappagh By, Omagh, Tyrone,
This looks a possibility for Thomas Quin(n):
Ch: 21 SEP 1836 Belfast Saint Anne, Antrim, of James Quin & Ann Stephenson.
Issue of James & Ann:
1/1. Ann Jane Quin, 14/10/1829 (PR).
1/2. Sarah Quin, 9/2/1931 (PR – of Nancy Stevenson).
1/3. James Quin, 25/7/1832 (PR).
1/4. George Quin, 23/10/1833 (PR).
1/5. Adelaide Quin, 24/7/1835 (PR).
1/6. Thomas Quin, 21/9/1836 (PR).
1/7. Mary Jane Quin, 10/7/1838
1/8. Elizabeth Quin, 23/4/1840
1/9. David Quin, 23/11/1845 (PR).
Anne Stevenson, 22 JUL 1801, St Annes, Shankill, Antrim of James & Anne (PR). No suitable James Stevensons before this on IGI.
EAC (bef 2000):
Agnes Quinn, her grandmother, was big woman. She and Ernest were married in Ireland. She sometimes shopped in England. She had visited New Zealand.
1/1. Creina Henderson. Born 14/7/1887 KO04/04
1/2. Twin dau (to Creina) Henderson, (ref EAC), died as a baby.
July 21 1887 Smiths Falls Record
News Thursday 14th Inst (July) quotes birth of twins to wife of Ernest G
14 June 1888: SFRN gives death of twin.
1/3. Kathleen Henderson, C01: b 17/4/1892, never married,
died in 1980’s?
1/4. Maurice Russell Henderson, ref IGI born 1894, Windsor,
Essex, Ont. Killed in 1st World War. C01: b: 191/1890.
1/5. Brian Henderson, Killed in 1st World War, C01, b 19/1/1890.
1/6. Henry Henderson: C01 nephew b 14/11/1886.
ref EAC: Harry Henderson
(Creina's brother?) was adopted.
No obvious Henderson nephew so maybe Henry was a Quinn?
Newspaper cuttings found in Album originally belonging to Creina Henderson.
"It will be pleasing to the Brantford and many other
friends of Mr EG Henderson, general manager of the Canadian Salt and Chemical
Co., Windsor, to know that he has been elected as vice president of the
Canadian Manufacturers Association. Mr Henderson is a splendid type of man. For
many years he as been closely identified with leading manufacturing interests
and has always done what he could for the advancement of the Dominion of Canada
- Brantford Daily Courier."
(Undated, but 1914 or later)
Another Cutting, Undated (but about 1917 or later):
"BUILDERS OF BIG BUSINESS: 11"
"Mr E.G. Henderson is Jack and Master of Many Trades and Industries - Very Versatile."
"Between civil engineering in connection with a railway company and the management of a salt manufacturing concern there is a great gulf. But great and all as the gulf may be, it was not too wide for Mr E.G. Henderson, now Vice-President and General Manager of the Canadian Salt Company, Limited, to leap in 1893.
"Mr Henderson was born in a parsonage in Holywood, County Down, Ireland, but after completing his early education the lure of the New World came upon him. His destination was the United States, where in 1878 he became an articled pupil in the engineering branch of one of the railways in that country. Mr Henderson had the faculty of doing with his might whatsoever his hand found him to do. What is more, he went out of his way to find things to do. For an employee to do his best in that which is assigned to him and then look about to see if there is anything more he can do is of course pleasing to all employers, and particularly to those who come under the classification of railway corporations. As a reward for his skill and industry, young Henderson was promoted to the position of assistant engineer during the fourth year of his service. And here, again, he did so well that the Great Northern Railway Company got its eye upon him, offered him a similar position, and secured his services.
"But in 1883 he saw a great opportunity for his activities looming up across the boundary line, where the Canadian Pacific Railway was at that time in the course of construction, so he resigned his position, packed his trunk, and crossed into Canada. Here he obtained a position on the survey and construction staff of the trans-continental line, a position he held until 1888. When he vacated it, it was for the purpose of becoming assistant resident engineer with the same company, only to resign in 1893, after five years of service, to take up the position of General Manager of the Canadian Salt Company, Limited, Windsor, Ont., which at that time, owing to the engineering difficulties which had to be overcome, wanted in the management a man who possessed both engineering skill and executive ability.
"That the choice of Mr Henderson was a wise one is proved by the results which have followed his 24 years of service, for of the 125000 tons of salt which is annually produced in Canada, the greater part comes from the plant of the company of which he is the executive head. And the ramifications of the Canadian Salt Company are not confined to the production of one commodity. Mr Henderson has an enterprising mind, and is always studying how he can utilise by-products to the best advantage. And while in one of these moods two or three years ago he conceived the idea of utilising the brine for the production of caustic soda and bleaching powder. As a result, a large chemical plant was erected at Sandwich, Ont., to which pipes were laid from the salt works through which brine is pumped and employed in the production of the two particular chemicals named.
"Mr Henderson is not only keen in regard to the most efficient methods of manufacturing, but he is equally so in regard to ways and means of selling that which he manufacturers, and with the object both of seeing that the representatives of the company are doing their best, and its customers are satisfied, frequently travels extensively throughout the Dominion.
"After the manner of his race, Mr Henderson is warm-hearted and generous. He has the necessary firmness which a business man should have, but he can give as well as take, and not grudgingly either. But you musn't attempt to "put one over him" for then, again, he shows that the blood which flows through his veins is Irish.
"Mr Henderson is a gentleman of "the old school", and as such is kindly and courteous. Among the manufacturers of the Dominion none is probably better known or more highly respected, and particularly among members of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association, of which organisation he was three years ago President.
"He is a keen Imperialist as well as a staunch Canadian, and in 1906 was a delegate to the Commercial Congress of the Empire, which was held that year in London.
"His speeches are well thought out and are usually delivered with a good deal of feeling, for in that which he is interested, he feels deeply.
"For the Anglican Church, of which he is and official member, he has a peculiarly warm affection. At the Provincial and General Synods he is a prominent figure, and when the hymnal of the Church was last revised, he was a member of the committee that had the matter in hand.
"For his family, Mr Henderson has a warm affection, and when his son made the supreme sacrifice early in the war, deeply and keenly did he feel his loss."
Ref Internet, Great Northern Railway Historical Soc:
The railway referred to above was probably the one of that name which ran between Chicago and Seattle. It was not in fact created until September 1889, by combining several predecessor railroads in Minnesota:
EGH probably worked for one of these earlier companies.
Ref Henderson history:
Engineer with Great Northern Railway and afterwards president of the Canadian Salt Company Ltd.
From Internet on Victoria Ave., Windsor:
VICTORIA AVENUE - a residential street of harmonious scale James Dougall, the developer of Victoria Avenue, was born in Paisley, Scotland in 1810, and arrived in Windsor in 1830 to establish the first general store in the region. Two years later he married Susanne Baby whose grandfather, Jacques Duperon Baby, owned the large tract of farmland, which was to become the core of today's City of Windsor.
Dougall's general store - "Dougall's Emporium" - stood on Sandwich Street (now Riverside Drive West) near the present Cleary International Centre. An astute businessman, he persuaded the town planners to terminate both Victoria (named for his daughter) and Dougall Avenues at Chatham Street, thereby channelling vehicles and pedestrians north on Ferry Street to the front door of his shop. Land speculation grew in Windsor as a result of the arrival of the Great Western Railroad. Dougall was elected to the first village Council in 1854, the first town Council in 1858, and mayor (1859-1861 and again, 1867-1869). He donated land for the first school near his residence on Riverside Drive West.
From the outset, Victoria Avenue was intended to be a gracious, residential street. In fact, the Windsor Land and Building Company placed conditions on buyers of building lots, which stipulated a minimum setback of 20 feet, a house value of at least $3,000 (considerable, for that time), and assurance that any business carried on would not be deemed a nuisance on a private residential street.
As a result, the earliest houses, built between 1890 and the Stock Market "Crash" of 1929, show diversity of design and, in spite of recent renovations, quality of material and fine workmanship. They were the valued residences of some of the most influential and respected families during this middle period in Windsor's evolution - doctors, merchants, lawyers, educators, politicians and industrialists whose ideas molded this municipality.
An old-timer, recalling the 1930s in Windsor, has said, in that decade, "real estate was worth nothing... a house on Victoria would sell for $40,000 just before the "Crash," and afterwards ... if you had a mortgage, they either pressed you for it or took it away from you."
Many more fine architectural sites may be viewed beyond Elliott Street, as far as Tecumseh Road, where the unique Art Deco-style church of St. Clare of Assisi stands with its matching, angular, buff brick rectory. Today, Victoria Avenue is beginning to enjoy a modest renaissance due in part to its proximity the City's core, and growing public appreciation for well-designed, well-built houses on a broad urban thoroughfare.
803: The Ernest G. Henderson house (c. 1900) The Arts & Crafts Tudor Revival house exhibits fine workmanship, proportion and detail in its windows, carved verge boards and massing of forms. The massive roofed porch shades pale amber leaded glass with bevelled fleur-de-lis. Henderson was a civil engineer from Ireland who came to Canada in 1833 to assist in the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway. In Windsor, he supervised the construction of the Windsor Salt Works of which he became president. (Designating By-law 6961).
Small photograph shown of mock "black and white" house.
803, Victoria Ave.
Canadian Salt Co., Ltd. (1922-1929)
Canadian Industries Ltd. (1929-1930)
Offices were located in Windsor, ON. From 2/1928-2/1929 this fleet was not listed in ORERs. In 6/1929, the Canadian Salt Co. fleet was merged with several others to form the Canadian Industries Ltd. fleet under CILX reporting marks, although cars continued to be shown with either reporting mark through 11/1930.
Canadian Salt Co. Ltd., The Belle Plaine Don Slater, Facility Manager
Morton acquires the Canadian Salt Co. Ltd. and West India Chemicals, a solar salt operation in the Bahamas.
Canadian Salt Company Publicity
Pass the salt!
It's more than just the white, granular seasoning that enhances the flavour of so many foods. Salt is one of the most widely used minerals on Earth. It's a natural preservative that inhibits the growth of bacteria, and an essential element in our diet. It helps regulate our blood pressure and volume, facilitates the transmission of nerve impulses, and plays a vital role in heart and muscle contractions. We use salt to clear our roadways and stabilise our roadbeds. To maintain the conditioning systems that soften hard water. We make textiles and chemicals with it. Everything from aspirin to bar soap to leather shoes! In a single year, Canadians can use more than ten million tonnes of the stuff. In fact, it's estimated there are more than 14,000 uses for this marvellous compound.
Shaking up the industry.
It was 1893, in Windsor (Ontario), when three employees of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company (C.P.R.) began a subsidiary they called The Windsor Salt Company. Within a few years, the fledgling operation was sold and became The Canadian Salt Company Limited. Over the years since, the Company has changed hands at least twice, but it has remained a leader in modern salt processing methods, and now it's Canada's largest salt manufacturer. The Company is engaged in the recovery, processing and sale of salt, and provides over 200 evaporated and rock salt products under its well-known Windsor and Safe-T-Salt brand names. Products made from evaporated salt (salt recovered from brine) are used in household and food products, as well as for agricultural, water softening and industrial purposes. Those made from mined rock salt are also sold to household and industrial markets for ice control, and to the water softening and general industrial trades. It will come as no surprise that government agencies for highway ice control are among the largest users of the Company's products!
The Canadian Salt Company Limited is headquartered in Pointe-Claire (Quebec) and employs some 875 people in its three regional sales offices, four evaporated salt plants and three rock salt mines, as well as across its Canada-wide network of warehouses and salt storage facilities. Its distribution centres are strategically located to serve Canada's geographically dispersed markets, employing truck, rail and marine transportation.
Finally, the Company adheres strictly to rigorous industry standards and, with the latest production and laboratory facilities, ensures quality salt products for ever-increasing consumer and industrial markets.
Great Northern Railway
American railroad founded by James J. Hill in 1890. It developed out of a struggling Minnesota railroad, the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (SP&P), which Hill and three associates purchased in 1878.
Hill was a Minnesota coal and freight merchant who knew the north country well and believed he could build the decaying SP&P into a great railroad. He extended it north to the Canadian border to link up with a Canadian line to Winnipeg, and then westward through the Dakotas and Montana, reaching Great Falls in 1887 and the Pacific coast at Everett, Wash., in 1893. Hill induced thousands of homesteaders, mostly from Scandinavia, to settle along his tracks as he built them westward. In 1890 the system's name was changed to the Great Northern.
The Great Northern Railway serves a vast, diversified and productive region -- the great Northwest.
On a system 8,316 miles in length, its trains carry freight, passengers, mail and express in the area between the Great Lakes and the Pacific Ocean. The railway operates in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, South Dakota, Iowa, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and California, and in the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and British Columbia.
Principal main lines extend from Lake Superior (Duluth and Superior) and the Twin Cities (St. Paul and Minneapolis) of Minnesota to Puget Sound, on the Pacific Coast. These lines serve the grain, potato and sugar beet districts of the Red River Valley, North Dakota, Montana and eastern Washington; the grain and cattle country of Montana, in addition to the oil, copper and lumbering industries of that state; apple and soft fruit districts of the Wenatchee River Valley in Washington, and grain and pea-growing areas elsewhere in that state, and lumbering and fish packing centres of Puget Sound.
Other main lines serve the Mesabi Iron Range in Minnesota, and the forests of south-central Oregon and northern California. The line serving southern Oregon and northern California is connected with the balance of Great Northern's system by trackage rights over lines of other companies, to form a north and south through route on the Pacific Coast and between the Northwest and California.
The Great Northern was founded by James J. Hill, "The Empire Builder." In 1912, upon retiring, he said: "Most men who have really lived have had, in some shape, their great adventure. This railway is mine."
Throughout his years of creating, encouraging and directing, Mr. Hill's creed was development of the resources of the region the railway served. He knew the railway could not prosper unless its territory prospered. That conception, that objective, has guided the Great Northern throughout its history.
Mr. Hill's "great adventure" began in 1856. Then 18 years of age, he left his birthplace, a farm carved from the forest by his parents near Rockwood, a settlement in eastern Ontario, Canada. He aspired to be a sea captain in Oriental commerce and headed for the Atlantic seaboard. Not finding a seafaring job, he started west to sign on a ship sailing to the Orient. En route he planned to visit a friend at Fort Garry, now Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The last ox-cart caravan of the season had left for the north before he arrived in July, 1856 at St. Paul, head of navigation on the Mississippi River. Mr. Hill had to find work for the winter and did, as shipping clerk in the office of a Mississippi River steamboat company. His career in transportation thus began.
The Minnesota legislature, eager for rail lines in its territory, granted charters as early as 1853 and issued one in 1857 to the Minnesota & Pacific Railroad Company. The latter provided for construction of a line from Stillwater, Minn., on the St. Croix River, to St. Paul, St. Anthony (now Minneapolis) and Breckenridge, and another by way of St. Cloud to St. Vincent on the Canadian border.
There were delays and difficulties. The St. Paul & Pacific Railroad Company acquired the Minnesota & Pacific's rights, completed the first ten miles of construction in Minnesota -- from St. Paul to St. Anthony, now Minneapolis -- and began regular operations on July 2, 1862.
Train equipment came up the Mississippi on barges. The pioneer wood-burning locomotive of the St. Paul & Pacific was named the William Crooks, after the railway's chief engineer. It still is No. 1 on the Great Northern's locomotive roster and is housed in St. Paul. In 1939 the William Crooks went to and returned from the New York World's Fair under its own power. On infrequent but memorable occasions now the locomotive and two cars, which are replicas of those it pulled in the early years, go on public display or make relatively short runs.
Mr. Hill watched and learned as rail expansion progressed slowly. In 1865 he entered the transportation field on his own account, to represent a steamboat line connecting with east-bound rails at lower Mississippi River points. A year later he was agent for the First Division of the St. Paul & Pacific. By 1870 he was in a partnership doing general business in wood, coal and commissions, and in another to operate a steamboat service on the Red River of the North.
Success here preceded acquisition in 1878 of the St. Paul & Pacific, and the First Division, St. Paul & Pacific. Mr. Hill interested three men in joining him. One was Norman W. Kittson; the others were George Stephen, president of the Bank of Montreal who became Lord Mount Stephen, and Donald A. Smith, chief commissioner of the Hudson's Bay Company, later to become Lord Strathcona. The latter two subsequently gained fame as pioneer railway builders in Canada.
The properties were reorganized in 1879 as the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway Company. Settlers came. By 1881 the Manitoba company operated 695 miles of track. Rail reached west to Devils Lake, N. D. by 1885 and on some north and south branches. Colonization progressed and traffic grew. Montana was reached in 1887 to connect with other lines operating to the Pacific Northwest.
On September 18, 1889 the name of the old Minneapolis & St. Cloud Railroad Company was changed to Great Northern Railway Company. The latter, on February 1, 1890, took over properties of the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway Company and when 1890 ended was operating 3,260 miles. The Minneapolis & St. Cloud charter, issued in 1856, had been purchased by the Hill group in 1881.
The Rocky Mountains loomed ahead, and beyond, the Pacific. John F. Stevens, a locating engineer, was engaged to determine an easy, low-altitude route over the Rocky Mountains. He found Marias Pass, at, the headwaters of the Marias river in Montana. A bronze statue of the engineer as he appeared that wintry day in 1889 now stands at Summit, Mont., 12 miles west of Glacier Park station, within a stone's throw of Great Northern's passing transcontinental trains. Summit, 5,215 feet above sea level, is the highest point on the railway's transcontinental line.
Construction of the Pacific Coast extension westward from near Havre, Mont. began in 1890. The final spike was driven near Scenic, Wash., on January 6, 1893, completing the transcontinental project. By midsummer of 1893 Seattle and the East were linked by regular service.
Born: 27/12/1820 in BelfastGD.
Parents: James & Amelia Henderson
Died: 7/12/1879 Glenard, Holywood, BelfastGD
MarriedGD/PR: Sarah Jane Russell (dau of John R solicitor of Newry) 9/6/1846, see below.
(Ward Papers, PRONI D/2092, D/3735, D/4216, have reference to John Russell, architect & solicitor, of Waring Street, Belfast, abt 1885)
PR: at Sandys St Presbyterian Church, Newry. Both Full age, he a minister, she a gentlewoman. She dau of John Russell of Newry. (also from GD)
1/3. Emily Henderson, (m. J O'R Blackwood T381),
born at Holywood, 23/7/1849 (PR)
2/1. Major Edwin Henderson T381
2/2. Noel Henderson T381
2/3. Verine Henderson T381
1/2. Mary Henderson, born at Fernside?, 21/12/1851(PR)
1/3. Herbert Richardson Henderson, born 4/8/1861, ch 14/9/1861(PR)
d. NY 31/7/1897.
1/4. Alexander Henderson (Canon) (1854-1963?). Born 24/3/1854(PR)
Married: Gertrude Harrison in
2/1. Alan Gerald Henderson (b. 22/3/1886),
Died London, May 1963.
married: Joan Ta Kle (1922).
3/1. Alexander John (Jack) Henderson
who married (1) Trixie (Beatrice Ray Benjamin (Levant, O'Connor), 4/1. Robin Alan Louis M Christine
4/2. Olivia Martha Hope, M John William Champion 1978,
5/1. Tania Molly, B. 1979,. M Anthony Goranitis 2007
6/1. Madeleine Olivia Marie, born 2008.
Olivia remarried, 2007, Geoffrey
all live in Bairnsdale in Victoria, Australia.
Ref Olivia Harwood, 7/2012
Jack married (2) Sheila
2/2. Gertrude Aileen Henderson
(b. 11/11/1887), unmarried
2/3. Denys Arthur Henderson (25/12/1888),
married (1918): Jacqueline Ellen
Issue (all with children):
3/1. Pamela Mary Henderson (26/9/1919),
married Allan Dennis McArthur
McArthur Group: Distributors of a wide range
of Agricultural, Building and
Fencing Products in Bristol. Allan McArthur joint MD with brother Donald in
1945. Now, over 165 years after its foundation, 4th generation McArthurs are
still actively participating in the day-to-day running of the business (2009).
Email 24/1/2005: (correction to original)
I came across your site when my daughter [Annabel Rachel] googled her name and passed the information on to me. There are a few corrections to be made to "THE HENDERSONS OF NORTHERN IRELAND"
On page 31 - 33, you have some details of my immediate family.
On page 31:
* In the third & fourth paragraphs, there are references to "Alan Denis McArthur". Uncle Denis was always referred to by this second name, and he died in 1988. You can probably obtain more details from Pam & Dennis' sons: Dayrell.McArthur(at)mcarthur-group.com & James.McArthur(at)mcarthur-group.com
On page 32:
* In the fourth paragraph, my oldest son is "Edward Michael", not "Edward Robin"
* In the fifth paragraph, my oldest sister's third given name is "Carolyn", not "Carolyan"
On page 33:
* in the first paragraph, "Robin Henderson joined the Royal Navy, like his father before him, he was seconded to the Royal Australian Navy and when he retired, with the rank of Commander, he settled at Manly, near Sydney." should be worded more like "Robin Henderson joined the Royal Navy, like his father before him. When he retired from naval service, with the rank of Commander, the family emigrated to Australia. After working for the Institution of Engineers in Canberra, he retired to Manly, a beachside suburb of Sydney." Dad served his entire career with the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy, he was never with the R.A.N., although he was based in Sydney with his aircraft carrier as part of the Far East Fleet for a time in 1944/45.
Michael Robin [Mike] Henderson
4/1. Nicola Jane McArthur, 10/08/1944
4/2. Allan Robin Dayrell McArthur, 28/06/1946.
4/3. James John Dennis McArthur, 21/06/1950
4/4. Joanna Mary McArthur, 28/01/1953
3/2. Robin Denys Henderson (16/12/1920),
married Mary Woodeeck (1950).
4/1. Michael Robin Henderson, 9/02/1953
Married, 1978, Jan Marie Rachel
5/1. Annabel Rachel Henderson, 29/06/1982,
5/2. Edward Michael Henderson, 13/12/1984,
5/3. David William Henderson, 15/04/1990
4/2. Susan Mary Carolyn Henderson,
4/3. Elizabeth Jane Rosemary Henderson, 10/04/1958
4/4. Jennifer Anne Gillian Henderson, 2/11/1959
3/3. Jacqueline Rosemary Henderson (25/10/1925).
2/4. Marjorie Henderson (23/11/1889). unmarried.
She and Gertrude ran a small school in Malvern.
Extract from article on the Bangor Road Church, which became The First Presbyterian Church of Holywood (copied from a Church History). Copy sent to EAV 2/1995 by David Small.
Rev Henry remained at the 1st church after the establishment of the new one in 1858.
References to Reverend Henry Henderson.
Rev Henry Henderson, who was licensed in Belfast in November 1842, was ordained on September 25th 1844 and he occupied the pulpit for 34 years, which was the longest time of any of his predecessors or subsequent successors.
He was born in Belfast on December 27th 1820 and was married on June 9th 1846 to Sarah Jane Russell, the daughter of John Russell from Newry and he was a nephew of Sir James Henderson from Belfast. (From M. Grossle, she was born 10 July 1815, and died 7 November 1907).
He was immensely interested in the education of the young and took a lively interest in the management of the County schools, which, at the time came under the control of the National Education Board.
Sadly, Mr Henderson was the cause of yet another split in Presbyterianism in the town, for in August 1855, a memorial was presented to the Belfast Presbytery praying for the erection of a new congregation, which was signed by 52 heads of households who resided in the town and immediate neighbourhood.
A Committee of Presbytery was appointed to examine the circumstances and after subsequent enquiries, a recommendation was made the Prayer of Memorial be granted, and in accordance with the recommendation a new Congregation was formed.
Some 12 months later, a unanimous call was given to the Rev JS Denham, who commenced his Ministry among them in September 1856 and he was ordained the following November. In May 1857, the erection took place of the present Presbyterian Church in High Street and it was formally opened on February 1858.
Mr Henderson saw the Congregation through the 1859 revival and the eventful middle half of the 19th Century. He became infirm and died on December 7th 1879 at the age of 59.
From the internet, 15/4/04:
For a description of the unmarried partner of the soldier, we cannot do better than read the description of the "wren" of the Curragh, and then reflect whether, after all has been done that can be done to whitewash the living sepulchres, it would not be better to revert to matrimony as the best safeguard against vice. The Rev. Alexander Henderson, Presbyterian Chaplain to the Forces at Warley, Essex, details some of his experiences at the Curragh. He writes:- "I went anxiously among the unhappy victims of vice; I examined their wretched sleeping-places, in the hollows of large furze bushes, or in dry ditches, where there was shelter or concealment of bramble, and, in some cases, in a kind of earthen cave formed by the poor creatures in the sides of dry banks. One of the most saddening cries I ever heard was that of a new-born infant in one of these haunts. I entered into conversation with the women, advised and remonstrated with them, gave to them religious and other useful papers, and oftentimes actually sowed these silent messengers of good in the thorns, that the wind might not sweep them away. Through the generous aid of an Englishman, a stranger to me, I had it in my power to relieve crying wants, and to remove some penitents to an asylum in Dublin.
The public cannot fully understand the actual state of these castaways for the present without looking at it in the light of these facts:
http://www.pgil-eirdata.org/html/pgil datasets/authors /h/Henderson,H/life.htm
1820-79; [pseud. ‘Ulster Scot’]; b. 27 Dec., Belfast; licensed to preach Belfast Presbytery, Nov. 1842; evangelical work in New Ross; installed Hollywood, Co. Down, 25 Sept. 1844; neighbour of A. J. McKenna; a popular platform speaker of strong Orange and Conservative views; two controversial sermons published, 1859; The True Heir of Ballymore, passages from the History of a Belfast Ribbon Lodge (Belfast Newsletter Office 1859), anti-Ribbon pamphlet in fiction-form; Dark Monk of Feola, Adventures of a Ribbon Pedlar (1859); Sandy Row Convert: A Tale of the Belfast Revival, pref. J. Sheridan Knowles (1861); author of ‘Ulster Scot’s Letters ...’ published regularly in Belfast Weekly News; d. 7 Dec. MKA IF/2
Princess Grace Irish Library (Monaco): 2001
From: Janet Adam 23 Jul 2002:
…. We have in our family an old book entitled "Elijah the Tishbite" inscribed on the front page is
"To Letitia Greenfield Knox from Henry Henderson student of Belfast - Lisburn 1837".
…. he probably attended the Belfast Academical Institution and was studying for the ministry from his taste in literature. He sounds very like your ancestor, Rev Henry Henderson.
Henry Henderson 1844 - 1879 Minister if 1st Holywood:
First Holywood Presbyterian Church or 'Second Ireland' as it is sometimes called was founded in 1615 when the Rev Robert Cunningham, originally from Ayrshire and chaplain to the Duke of Buccleugh's Regiment in Holland was invited by Sir James Hamilton, who later became Lord Clandeboye, to preach in the church which had been rebuilt in the ruins of the old Norman Priory Church in Holywood. The first Presbyterian church in Ireland had been established in 1613 at Ballycarry, in County Antrim.
The Rev Cunningham was minister for 21 years until he was deposed by Bishop Henry Lesley and he then returned to Scotland in 1636. There was no minister in Holywood until after the 1641 rebellion which saw a Scottish army of 10,000 men being sent to Ulster where they set up their head-quarters in Carrickfergus. The chaplains who came with them were Ministers of the Church of Scotland and they formed a Presbytery similar to their own in Scotland. The first meeting of the new presbytery was held in St Nicholas' Parish Church in Carrickfergus on June 10th 1642 and Holywood was united with Dundonald and this day is recognised as the first organised church meeting of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.
Around 1859, Rev Henry Henderson, minister of Hollywood Presbyterian Church, near Belfast published two short books - novellas – through the Belfast Newsletter - entitled;
The True Heir of Ballymore; Passages from the History of a Belfast Ribbon Lodge and
The Dark Monk of Feola; Adventures of a Ribbon Pedlar.
The Fermanagh Reporter commented;
'For those who like tales against Popery, we can honestly say that we have seen nothing equal to the present - so far as we have read’.
(from Peter McWilliam. 11/09).
The father of the Reverend Henry Henderson
Born: 1766, Castlereagh, Co Down.
Extract from History of Annie Peacock:
James Henderson of Castlereagh, Co Down married Amelia Magill (1771-1835). The family later became the proprietors of the Belfast News Letter.
In the same list, Arthur Russell was in Queen St and Mathew Russell in Sugar Island. Sandy Street had Rev N. Sheppard.
They lived at Littleton, Prospect Place, Newry, County Down; and at Belle Vue, Mount Pleasant, Belfast. (Tim Ferres)
Some of his children were recorded in the Newry Non Subscribing Presbyterian church records transcribed by Philip Grossle.
(from a list of those who subscribed to a charity in 1836 - from Ros Davies' Co Down Research Site on: Rootsweb/~rosdavies/index.html
Died: 28/7/1834, Belfast.
Married: Amelia McGill (1771-1844).
1/1. James Henderson
Parents: James & Amelia (McGill) Henderson
See Gerald Draper's history of Annie Peacock Draper, G/dau of James.
The proprietor of the Newry Telegraph. James Henderson lived at 1 Prospect Place, Newry and at Belle Vue, Mount Pleasant, Belfast.
James Henderson of Prospect Place, Newry, subscribed £1 to the workhouse in 1836 (see bth of William for address).
Anne was born at Newry on the 4th May, 1799. She was the daughter of Alexander Peacock, proprietor of the Newry Telegraph.
James later acquired the newspaper as a result of this marriage. Anne died in 1844. Five years later, on the 17th May 1849, James married secondly, his new bride being Jane Eliza Magill, nee Knox. James started his career in the newspaper business working with the Newry Telegraph and also with the Belfast News Letter.
Married: 1st Annie Peacock (1799-1844)
Issue (full details in Gerald Draper's history Hend0002):
2/1. James Alexander HendersonT381 B 1823. (JP)
Born: 30/9/1823 of James H of
Ballybought (CR/4/1/C/1, Newry Non Subscribing Presbyterians)PRONI
of Norwood Tower, Ballymisert; eldest son of late James Henderson, leased the house, gate lodge & 14 acres in 1863 from David S. Ker; proprietor of Newry Telegraph 14 Apr 1883.
A description set in 1903:
...drive of Norwood Tower, the Hendersons' rambling Tudor-Revival mansion, and my cab-driver had to slow right down to avoid it! Norwood Tower has two gate-lodges, each about a quarter of a mile apart. The first lodge we passed was a little beyond the entrance to Clonaver House, the Hendersons' former dower house, which now belongs to James Girdwood; while the second lodge was almost opposite Ardvarna House. The Henderson grounds are extensive and extend to the top of Circular Road. It is said that they own fifty acres. The gate lodges are both battlemented, while the house, set in a landscaped park, is dominated by a lofty, castellated tower....
From Mary Dawson 27/2/2011
The McKay family go back to Edinburgh. Jean (later called Jane) Murray, daughter of David Murray and his wife Katherine McKay married Alexander McKay 2-11-1819 Edinburgh Parish.
David, Jane's father was a younger brother of my 3 times gt grandmother.
David and our Jean, were some of the children of William Murray of Peebles, and his wife Magdalene (sometimes called Maitland) Sands. Magdalene was born at Torryburn Fife daughter of David Sands and his wife Cathrin Stewart.
The Maitland bit comes from the Chief Lawyer Maitland of Edinburgh who employed Magdalene and gave permission for her to marry William Murray, who was also in his employ.
Alexander's younger sister Katherine married into our David Murray family. Their daughter Jean Murray married the same Alexander McKay brn 31st Jan 1764 that you quote.
It appears that David Murray gave his consent to the marriage of Jean to her uncle. I dont have a problem with the close relativity myself, but I know its illegal!
Anyway Its probably how we got the family photos I mentioned.
David Murray was a Jeweller in Edinburgh. Katherine & David are buried at Greyfriars Churchyard.
Also Agnes would have been 26 at marriage not 24 as quoted by Mr Draper.
M. Agnes MacKay, dau of Alexander McKay & Jean/Jane Murray.
3/1. James Henderson (Sir) Married Martha Pollock
The first High Sheriff of
Belfast, Sir James Henderson, was appointed in January 1900.
4/2. James, Newsletter
4/3. Oscar M Miss Henry
4/4. Goerge (Yory?)
4/5. Richd Lilburn, Newsletter
4/6. Mary Agnes Henderson, b 1899,
M. 5/1/1921 John Wilfred Haughton
(b 22/1/1886 of a Quaker family).
Ref: Memoires of the Family of Haughton in Ireland, WB Steele. A full ancestry of JWH is here (Nat Lib Ireland MS 9869)
3/2. Jane Henderson M James
3/3. Agnes Henderson
3/4. Alexander Henderson, Major, M. Susan Girdwood
From Dave Peirce email 4/2012
Alexander Henderson married Susan Mercer GIRDWOOD (Daughter of James Girdwood and Bessie Mercer) Not GOODWOOD. I have this information in our Girdwood family genealogy. Susan was the sister of my Great Grandfather, James E. Girdwood. They lived in Belfast near the Holywood Road in a house called Clonaver House adjacent to the Henderson's house. Clonaver House was previously the Henderson's residence.
3/5. William Henderson
3/6. H. Trevor Henderson, Sir
3/7. Kathleen Henderson
3/8. Charles Westbourne Henderson.
3/9. Florence E Henderson.
2/2. Rev William Henderson (16/12/1826 d: 25/6/1868 at Newry)
Bap 31/12/1826 Newry of James of
Prospect Place (CR)PRONI
Married 1857, Eliza Hardy
3/1. Annie Peacock Henderson, born 1860, died 1949
Married: Harry Draper
4/1. Alfred Draper (1890-1961)
3/2. William Henderson, born 1862, died 1929
Married: Daisy Chetham-Stroud
From Otago Witness, 1855 (ref probably to 9/1855):
Obituary - Captain J. Chetham Strode, of the 14th Regiment, who died at Southill, Somerset, on the 16th ult, of fever, and of an inflammation of the liver (contracted in India), saw during his brief career, much active service.... He is the youngest son of Vice-Admiral Sir E.C. Strode, K.C.B., K.C.H. - Illus News, March 24. [brother to Alfred Chetham Strode. R.M., (Resident Magistrate) Returning Officer for the Dunedin Country District]
June 21 1862 page 5
Death of Admiral Sir E.C. Strode K.C.B., K.C.H.
(From the Shepton Mallet Journal, April 25)
A gallant naval officer. Southill House, West Cranmore, lost its master on the 11th inst., Sir Edward Chetham Strode was the fourth son of Thomas Chetham, of Mellor Hall, by the eldest daughter of Mr Edward Strode, a descendant of Colonel William Strode, one of the five M.P.'s proscribed by Charles 1. He was born in 1775, entered the navy in 1786, and was eminently distinguished at Genoa, Toulon, Dantzig, and Algiers. From 1838 to 1841, the deceased Admiral was Captain Superintendent of Haslar Hospital, and the Royal Clarence Victualling Yard, at Portsmouth. Sir Edward assumed in 1845 the additional surname and arms of Strode, on succeeding his brother Randle Chetham Strode in the Somersetshire estates. He was nominated a C.B., Dec. 8th, 1815; a K.C.H. Jan. 1st, and a K.C.B. May 8th, 1845. He was a Deputy- Lieutenant and Magistrate for the county of Somerset. He received his honor of knighthood in 1837.
Sir Edward Chetham Strode
married, 28th of June 1810, Margaret Kezia, third daughter of Peter Dean, E q.
of the Bahamas, who died April 11th 1844. Two of his sons are commanders in the
navy, and employed in active service. He is succeeded in his hereditary estates
by his eldest son, Edward Chetham Strode, Esq. ... His funeral tool place on
Thursday, 17th inst. (The deceased was father to A.C. Strode, Resident
Magistrate of Norwood Tower, Ballymisert; eldest son of late James Henderson,
leased the house, gate lodge & 14 acres in 1863 from David S. Ker;
proprietor of Newry Telegraph 14 Apr 1883 of Dunedin, and was 90 years of age.
Mr Strode received the mournful intelligence in Tuesday night, by the late mail
per Alginga.) son
From Otago Witness, June 1861:
At Esk Hill Cottage, Duncan-street, Dunedin, on the 7th inst., by the Rev., D.M. Stewart, Mr William HENDERSON to Annie, youngest daughter of the late James Smith, Esq., Edinburgh
At the Court-house, Dunedin,
Otago, New Zealand, on the 9th inst., by the Rev. Dr. Burns, Mr James
HENDERSON, son of James Henderson, Esq., late of Edington Grove, Warwickshire,
to Agnes, only daughter of Mr William Gowans, late of Compton Verney,
Warwickshire. Home papers please copy.
Saturday May 17 1851
Magistrates. Capt. William Cargill, E.J. Wakefield, J. Macandrew, W.H. Valpy JP., Alexander Todd JP., Robert Williams JP., C.H. Kettle, and A.C. Strode, Esqrs.
Mr W.H. Reynolds was appointed Lloyd's Agent at Otago.
Captain Cargill, Commissioner of the Crown Lands and Acting Resident Agent of the New Zealand Company
Mr A. Chetham Strode R.M. - The Resident Magistrate and Sub-Inspector of Police, Sub-Treasurer.
Mr Charles H. Kettle - late Principal Surveyor of the New Zealand Company and Resident Agent of the New Zealand Company
A.W. Shand - Deputy-Postmaster
4/1. Gladys Emily Henderson, born 24/9/1898,
Married: William Francis Small (27/6/1880-18/6/1951)
5/1. David William Small, born 9/6/1927.
died Oxshott, Surrey, 28
Married 27/8/1955: Annette Borrie (born 24/9/1925, died 11/6/2014)
6/1. Mary Helen Small,
born Queen Charlotte's London,
Married (21/7/1984): Peter Baker, (18/9/1945-3/10/2000) divorced 1998.
She was a broadcaster, having worked in local radio, television and latterly for the BBC World Service as a radio announcer.
Married 2nd, David Varney, September 2007, born Oxford, with twin brother Michael.
6/2. Francis David Small, born 5/4/1958
Married 2/8/1985: Jennifer Jill
7/1. Michael Small 2/8/1990
7/2. Caroline Small 28/11/1992
7/3. Peter James Martin Small 7/4/1994
6/3. John Edward Milne Small, born 19/4/1959.
Susan Juliet Ann Maylin 31/7/1962.
7/1. Stephanie Charlotte Maylin Small,
7/2. Emily Elizabeth Maylin Small 26/9/2002.
5/2. James Miln Small, b. 15/6/1933.
Married 6/6/1959 (Mary Small a
Sorel Rosemary Ticehurst Corfield b. 3/7/1936 in Chipping Sodbury daughter of Henry Francis Gordon Corfield (1906, Bristol) and Gwendoline Cynthia Feaver (1907, Cambridge).
Living in Salisbury, 2009. Sorel died about 2 June 2014.
See later in this paper for more about theses Corfields.
Chris Ward, 10/7/2009
....my 3rd great-grandmother was Elizabeth Darby whose sister (Sarah if I remember correctly) married a William Ticehurst, ex RN captain and East India Company. William & Sarah had a daughter Emily who married Henry Christian Corfield in 1861. So my connection through to Sorel pre-dates her own marriage by about 100 years!
I have not been able to trace William Ticehurst any further although he has been mentioned in several Darby wills. The sisters Elizabeth and Sarah Darby were from Chelmsford in Essex and their parents were William Darby and Sarah Drake. William Darby was a hatter and died around 1810. His wife Sarah carried on the family business in Chelmsford. Sarah Darby (nee Drake) eventually died in the late 1840s and left a sizable legacy to her nine children. At the time my 3rd great-grandparents were in debtors prison having been declared insolvent sometime after the 1841 census. The legacy allowed them to apply for discharge and be released. Sarah Drake came from Malden in Essex and her father, John Drake, was a moderately wealthy merchant living in that town.
Henry Francis Gordon Corfield's father was Henry Oakley Corfield born 16/Oct/1864 at Haverstock Hill in London. He married Alice Southern on 12/Sept/1894 in Bournemouth.
Henry Oakley's father was then Henry Christian Corfield who married Emily Ticehurst on 28/Sept/1861 in Kentish Town. Emily's parents were Capt. William Ticehurst (ex. RN and East India Co.) and Sarah Darby who married 30/Jul/1825 in Chelmsford.
Sarah Darby was my 3rd great aunt. She was the daughter of William Darby, a hatter of Chelmsford born around 1756 and Sarah Drake born around 1769 around Maldon in Essex. William and Sarah were married on 16/Jun/1795 at the St Mary the Virgin church in Chelmsford.
Sarah Darby (nee Drake) died on 1/Apr/1852 at the house of William Ticehurst in Haverstock Hill. Her body was transported to Chelmsford where she was buried on 7/Apr/1852.
William and Sarah Darby had another daughter, Elizabeth who married Thomas Ward in November 1824. They were my 3rd great-grandparents.
6/1. Angus James Small (28/3/1966)
Bev Sorby Straw, b. 19/11/1965.
7/1. Archie James Miln Small
7/2. Jemima Daisy Alice Small 19/8/1999
6/2. Emily Small (30/10/1967).
Richard James Hathaway Castle, b. 30/10/1967
7/1. Thomas William Corfield Castle, 27/4/1998
7/2. Oliver James Henry Castle, 19/6/2000.
2/3. Anna Henderson, b 12/4/1825
of James of Ballybot (CR)PRONI, m Robert E Blackadder T381
2/4. David HendersonT381
2/5. Amelia Margaret Henderson T381
2/6. Fanny Henderson T381
2/7. Elizabeth Henderson T381
2/8. Isabella Henderson T381
2/9. Maria Henderson, b. 26/12/1839, d. 1904,
m. Frank Const Barker T381
3/1. Benjamin Frank Eustace, JP,
m. Edith Maud Const Barker
4/1. John Frank Fawcett Eustace, b 31/10/1902,
m Natalie Diamond
5/1. John Edwin Eustace, b m Helen McKinley,
6/1. Caroline Eustace, b 28/11/1967
(who added this info)
M. Brendan Ward (Co Louth, Ireland)
7/1. Tegan Ward, b. 17/08/04
7/2. Spencer Ward, b. 17/02/06
6/2. Annette Eustace, b.
6/3. Nicholas Eustace, b. 6/1/1973
2/10. Henry George Henderson
Married 2nd, Hillsborough, 1849, Jane Eliza Knox, B 1813/5, dau of Edmund Sexton Perry Knox, wid of William Magee, 4 children by her. ref Janet Adams
2/11. John A Henderson T381
2/12. Edith HendersonT381
2/13. Henrietta Knox Henderson T381
2/14. Cecil Knox Henderson T381
B. Newry 12/5/1857, ch 11/7/1856 @ Holywood(PR)
1/2. Rev Alexander Henderson, see below.
Minister at Lisburn. Assisted
brother Henry at services in Holywood. (b. 1801, d.1878)
A Rev A Henderson a subscriber to Lisburn Charitable Society in 1836, Bridge St District.
At the Curragh Camp about 1859.
1/3. Rev Henry Henderson, 27/12/1820 in Belfast.
1/4. William Henderson (d. 7/8/1832), M 1822, Martha Johnson.
From Ancestry.com world tree:
2/1. Elizabeth Henderson
Draper Henderson History: said to have died unmarried in New York.
A possible line from Ancestry is
this. However, this Elizabeth may have been the daughter of Archie & Nancy
(from her death record).
b: ABT 1824 d: 29 MAY 1893
M. Walter Renwick b: ABT 1824 d: 1907
3/1. Nancy Renwick b: ABT 1861
3/2. Thomas Renwick b: 1864
2/2. Martha Henderson d: 1914, M. Mr Robeson
2/3. Child Henderson
2/1. Amelia Henderson, (6/1832-20/12/1905)
M 1st, John Bateson , Capt US d: 7 FEB 1901 c: 19 MAY 1816
M 2nd, John Leishman
3/1. John George Alexander Leishman b: 28 MAR 1857
M. Julia Crawford
4/1. Martha Leishman
4/2. Nancy Louise Leishman b: 2 Oct 1894 d: 1992
M. Charles Rodolphe Englebert
Duchess of Grey? (T381 has cryptic ref to Duchess)
5/1. Living Leon
M. Living Auffm-Ord
6 Living Leon
M. Living Unknown
7 Living Daughter
M. Living Adams
Nancy M 2nd: Andrew de Oldenburg d: 15 Sep 1939
1/5. George Henderson, B 1814 (TF)
Ancestry.com has GH marrying
twice (dates from A.Com):
m. Isabella Barclay Williamson
2/1. Alexander William Henderson T381 b: 1833 d: 29 SEP 1850
2/2. Isabella HendersonT381 Maybe b: ABT 1843 d: 8 JAN 1844
M Catherine Ward.
2/3. George Henderson T381
2/4. James Ward Henderson T381
2/5. William Henderson T381
2/6. Emily Henderson T381 b: 1840 d: 7 AUG 1851
1/6. Daughter (1)
M. Mr Rea T381.
2/1. Hugh, M S. Kelsey
3/2. William, M Miss Hopkirk
3/4. Margaret M. RF Crolly
3/5. Henry M. Miss Small
3/6. Agnes M. R. Brady?
3/7. Jane M. RG Salmond
1/7. Daughter (2) M. Mr Mackenzie.
Extracts from a history of Annie Peacock Draper (nee Henderson 1860-1948) sent by Gerald Draper February 1995.
Annie Peacock Henderson was born at Greenfield Manse, Armagh, Northern Ireland an 7th January 1860. She was baptised on 4th March 1860. Annie was the daughter of the Reverend William Henderson, Vicar of the 2nd Armagh Presbyterian Church and Eliza Jane Hardy (1827-1908). William and Eliza were married on 27th October 1857. Annie's father, William was born in Newry on the 16th December 1826 and was the son of James Henderson, proprietor of the Newry Telegraph (1797-1863) who had married Annie Peacock (1799-1844). James married again after Annie Peacock's death, his second wife was Eliza Magill. James Henderson lived at 1 Prospect Place, Newry and at Belle Vue, Mount Pleasant, Belfast.
James was the son of James Henderson of Castlereagh, Co Down (1766-1835) who had married Amelia Magill (1771-1835). The family later became the proprietors of the Belfast News Letter.
Two of the Reverend William's uncles were ministers in the Presbyterian Church - Reverend Alexander Henderson was a Military Chaplain, and the Reverend Harry Henderson was a minister at Holywood, Co Down.
William died at his brother's residence at Newry on the 25th June 1868. He was buried at the family burying ground at Newry, along with his father, mother and sisters.
The family clan originated in Glencoe, Scotland long before the MacDonalds moved there. There were septs at Angus and also at Caithness where they became part of the Clan Gunn. We do not know when the family moved from Scotland to Northern Ireland but it was probably around the mid 18th Century. Unfortunately, it became necessary for the family to sell their newspaper interests recently, but they still have a substantial business in Belfast called the University Press. The Chairman is Captain William (Bill) Henderson OBE DL who served in the Irish Guards in World War 2.
Sir James Henderson, nephew of the Reverend William Henderson, became the first Lord Mayor of Greater Belfast and the first High Sheriff of the City and County of Belfast.
From PRONI: T1345, a selection of trees of the Russell, Montgomery, Horrell & Cory families, and
D2081/2/4, a collection of letters by Philip Grossle in 1912 to a Mr McWilliam, who descended from Rev Henry Henderson.
The relevant parts of them are copies onto FTM. There is an extensive line from the Corly family, who married Ceserea (Smith) Montgomery after John Montgomery's death.
Also connected are the Morell and Morrell families of Newry (differences in Morell/Morrell seems intentional).
There was a suggestion from McWilliam "that some of the Russells fought on the rebel side in '98, it may be so, but I have no record of such a fact. In the petition for Catholic Emancipation (1812) so far as my memory can say) signed by Newry inhabitants, Matthew Russell, primius, Matthew Russell, secundus and Matthew Russell tertius, together with John Russell all placed their signatures to it so that their sympathies appear to have all been that way."
This Valentine might be an ancestor of Matthew.
Extract from letter 14 June 1912
2 Roden Place, Dundalk,
To Mr McWilliam
First part about the Morells.
Now about the Russells
1. Yes I think they certainly were Presbyterians to commence with, but I think that John Russell, attorney, may have become an Episcopalian. Many of the old Newry families were Presbyterians and in later years joined the latter church. Your grand parents were married in the Episcopalian church, but John Russell's children were baptised in the Presbyterian Church, at least his daughters were.
2. It may be that they are cadets of the same family as the Hillborough Russells, I cannot say, the original Matthew Russell was in early life a sea captain and settling in Newry established as a shipping agent. I can't say anything about their heraldry. See what the "Ancestor" says about Lord Russell's family adopting the Bedford coat of arms; they are very scathing and very true. There were Russells in Newry early in the 18thC,I have got the reference to the name, no particulars yet.
3. Do you mean that you grandparents Mr Thomas McWilliam and Anna Russell were related before marriage? I cannot answer if they were. The name Primrose occurs in your family, and your distant relatives (thro the Montgomery's) Sir Thomas Manly Deane has christened his only daughter Mary Primrose Deane.
4. The Montgomery's are supposed to descend from the Trevor family, the old title of the Viscount Dungannon, but I have not yet found the precise relationships which must have been about the end of the 17thC.
My sources of information are various, principally from old newspapers, odds and ends collected and transcribed into about 40 volumes left to me by my dear father the late Dr Grossle of Newry.
Politically speaking, I do not think that Matthew Russell did much, he was a retired sea-captain. The only political reference I have to your family is from "The Viceroy's Post Bag" Linden, 1904, P254, which gives a long paragraph about your Great grandfather John Russell accusing F.N.N. Dutton of being an informer in 1801, you ought to get it and read the page, it is very interesting. I have a copy of the book. I only mention about Mr Henderson of Cardiff thinking that he might be more likely to impart information to you as a relative than to me as a stranger. I append a few notes about the Russells.
1687&88 Valentine Russell of Conianstown, Kiltaigh, was High Sheriff for Co Down in these years.
1725 Valentine Russell was church warden of parish of Kilbroney (Rostrevor, originally Rose Trevor, which takes its name from the Trevor family)
Extract from newspaper;
Re knighthood for Matthew Russell Justice Alan Gerald Henderson.
.... John Russell ... my authorities for the dates and ages are from newspaper announcements and so far as I know are correct. ... You note that John Russell's wife was Park as well as Richardson is interesting. I find a George, James and John Park living in Newry in 1762. One Samuel Park of Newry in 1782. John Park of Boat St died Newry 13 May 1827, aged 40. Mrs. Henry Park died at her residence in Boat St, Newry, 21 Sept 1847, aged 83. This last named lady appears to have been the last of the family for I find no further reference to the name in Newry. That is as far as my searches have gone. I have no note that a McWilliam married a Russell other than your grandparents.
With reference to your note that some of the Russells fought on the rebel side in '98, it may be so, but I have no record of such a fact. In the petition for Catholic Emancipation (1812) so far as my memory can say) signed by Newry inhabitants, Matthew Russell, primius, Matthew Russell, secundus and Matthew Russell tertius, together with John Russell all placed their signatures to it so that their sympathies appear to have all been that way. The old Killoigh family of Russell favoured the Christian name of Valentine. It is significant that in the list of Church wardens in Kilbroney (Rostrevor) parish, "Valentine Russle" was a churchwarden in 1725. The problem of your Russell ancestry is an interesting one: it is a pity you have not the opportunity to delve into original records in Dublin concerning them.
You ask me of Ceserea, Elizabeth and Jane Montgomery whose names have been erased on my chart and noted by me that they must have been daughters of John Montgomery. It was Mr. James Swanzy Henry who gave me their names some years ago, but I have reason to doubt his deductions I cannot be at all sure of the christian names, but they were daughters (not sisters) of John Montgomery and that one of them was wife to Matthew Russell, premius, is more than probable. I note the difference of half a century in the marriages between Mrs. Matthew Russell (circa 1756) and Mrs. Norwood (in 1801), the latter may have married when quite an old woman. So far as my knowledge goes, your inferences are quite correct, but as I have said the Montgomery descent is only a tentative effort, I have not had access to original documents; any records I have are only scraps collected here and there and placed together as well as I could.
Certainly if you ever want to see the Cory pedigree again I shall let you have it with pleasure. But I must go into the subject more carefully and endeavour to obtain more full particulars.
Copy Tree from a MS genealogy sent to me (PC) from the Presbyterian Historical Soc of Belfast. J.M. McWilliam, Dec 1947
1.Edward Smith, Yt, = Jane, probable sister to Alex Whyte of Newry
Kept an inn in Newry
Died Dec 1701
She m. 2nd 1703, Lieut Francis Butler (d on active service in Portugal 25 Dec 1711)
She died 1705.
2.Lieut Marcus Smith, alive April 1706
Issue of E & J
1. Hugh Smith of Newry, merchant d 11/1736, m Dorothy, dau of Capt Thos Stanhope of Legenore, Co Down.
2/2. Edward Smith d infant
2. Marcy Smith, minor in 1706, m prob Elizabeth dau of Thos
Whyte of Redhills (BLT)
3. Mary Smith, m 1702, Rev James Fleming probably
2/2. Mary m 1732 Samuel Johnston son of
Alex Johnston of Armagh,
who m in 1698 Elinor dau of John Fleming he died 1736
3/1. Joseph E.I.C.B. Capt died at Newry
4. Ceserea minor in 1706,
m 1st Roger Montgomery
of Craigboy co Down (Cadet of Montgomery, Earls of Mount Alexander) numerous
M 2nd Isaac Cory of Newry
2/1. Isaac = Mary Pollock and had issue Anne Cory who m Henry Westanra, brother of 2nd Lord Rossmore.
Another note, prob by JMMcW
Whyte of Redhills, Co Cavan Burkes
Francis W, Chief secretary to Sir Olives Bt
Married Dorcas Newcomen, dau of Sir Robert N
His son Thomes m Anne, dau of Michael Beresford
His son Francis m Mary dau of Sir John Edgeworth
His son Thomas m Sarah dau of James Naper and Anne, dau of Robert Duthers
A daughter, Elizabeth, m Marcus Smith.
Down MI, Holywood (book 4):
James Russell of Ballykeel died 20 Jan 1715 aged 63. Also wife Jane Kell died 21 Feb 1744 aged 92.
Also John Russell son of William Russell of Holywood died September IX 1670 aged 118. Also Anne Russell alias Irwin wife of John Russell of Belfast, died August 9 1766 aged 39. Also son? John Russell died 1 March 1800 aged 82. Also 2nd wife alias Brown Jane Russell died 25 March 1821 aged 89.
James Russell esq, Tide Surveyor of Holywood died 25 January 1806 aged 27.
William Russell of Ballymenouch died 4 March 1832 aged 71. Also son William died 2 March aged 5.
Erected by James Johnston of Holywood in memory of Rebecca Russell died 6 May 1847 aged 72. Also his wife, their daughter Anne who died 3 January 1860 aged 55. And Margaret Johnston died October 17 1892 aged 86. Also above James Johnston died January 22 1893 aged 77.
PG: "thinks they certainly were Presbyterians to commence with, but that John Russell, attorney, may have become an Episcopalian. Many of the old Newry families were Presbyterians and in later years joined the latter church. But John Russell's children were baptised in the Presbyterian Church, at least his daughters were."
Born: abt 1757 (ref death date, PG).
Parents: Matthew & Miss (Montgomery) Russell
Died: January 1836, aged 79.
1811 resident William St, Newry.
1813-20 resident Newry, Boat St.
A solicitor in Newry.
PG: ...youngest son of Matthew, was an attorney in Newry...
PG: "The Viceroy's Post Bag" Linden, 1904, P254, which gives a long paragraph about ... John Russell accusing F.N.N. Dutton of being an informer in 1801 (ref PG).
Married: Eliza Richardson, died 18 Aug 1830. (AM - she may have had a middle name Park from D2081 letters, there was a Park family in Newry at the time.) IGI nil.
Issue (4-8 from CP transcript by PG):-
1/1. Matthew Russell, born about 1804, died 6 Feb 1824 aet 20
1/2. Richardson Russell, born about 1803, died March 1821,aet 18
1/3. Samuel Russell, died at Bertrice? 4 May 1831 (unm?)
1/4. Elizabeth Russell, born 17 Feb 1811; Bap 6 Jan 1811,
John of William St, Newry.
married, as his 2nd wife, 9 Jan 1851, Thomas Wm Moffatt, LL B. Professor of Queens Coll; Galway, but by him (who d 1/6 July 1908 aet 88) she had no family.
1/5. Anna Russell, born 17 Feb 1813,
John of Boat St, Newry.
married 14 Jan 1837 Rev Thomas Mc William, Presbyterian Minister of Griggan, co Armagh,
She died June 1893 aged 90.
He died 16 June 1863, aged 53.
Issue six sons and one daughter. .....
The McWilliam family appeared to have commissioned, or at least corresponded with Philip Grossle in the early 20thC.
2/1. John Richardson McWilliam, 1838
Emigrated to Australia, 1852
2/2. Samuel Russell McWilliam,
2/3. Charles P. McWilliam, MD, 1869
2/4. Anna McWilliam
2/5. Oswald McWilliam, 1862
2/6. William McWilliam,
M. Hessie Maria Morrell,
daughter of John Morrell by his 2nd wife.
John Morrell’s 1st wife was Mary, died 1849, grand daughter of Mrs Park who was also grand mother of Anna Russell, and mother of Eliza Richardson?
Moved to Monahan Town & started solicitor’s practice in 1874
3/1. Russell McWilliam 1878, M. Miss Henry
Also a solicitor in Monahan
4/1. James McWilliam
A solicitor in Monahan, later
moved to Dublin
5/1. Peter McWilliam
Born Monahan abt 1952, later lives in Dublin.
3/2. Ann McWilliam
3/3. William McWilliam 1880
3/4. Herbert McWilliam 1882
3/5. John Morell McWilliam, Rev, 1883
3/6. Maria McWilliam 1885.
1/6. Sarah Jane Russell, born 10 July 1815,
Transcript show her as Sarah Ann,
but remainder of places she is Sarah Jane.
Bap 16 July 1815, John of Boat St, Newry.
m. 9 June 1846 Rev Henry Henderson, Presbyterian Minister of Holywood, co Down. She died 7 November 1907, he died 7 Dec 1879, aged 59.
1/7. Mary Montgomery Russell, born May 1817;
Bap 18/5/1817, John of Newry.
married 15 March 1842, Rev John Harris Morell of Ballybay, Presbyterian Minister. She died 15 July 1849. He died 1888, Issue one son and 3 daughters.
1/8. Margaret Russell, born 29 July 1820,
Of John of Newry
d unm, First Presbyterian Church, Newry, Down (IGI).
Matthew Russel, b 1834, Newry, d. 12/9/1912 (IGI).
From Internet 24/12/04:
John J. Burns Library
The Irish and Irish Americans Manuscript Summaries
Russell, Matthew, 1834-1912
Title: Matthew Russell Papers, 1894-1912, (bulk 1908-1912)
Description: 15 items (1 box)
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
Finding aids: Inventory available. Item level control.
Summary: Consists primarily of correspondence between Father Russell and a Sister Ignatia, who was involved with THE MAGNIFICAT, a publication in Manchester, New Hampshire. The letters concern writers and books. There is also a letter to Russell from the writer Aubrey De Vere and a postcard portrait of Russell.
Biog/Hist Note: Irish Jesuit, poet and editor. Russell was born in Newry. He entered the Jesuit Order and was ordained to the priesthood at age 33. Father Russell established the IRISH MONTHLY in 1873 and served as editor for nearly forty years. He also wrote many volumes of verse
Born Newry 1834.
Born: Bef 1735 (ship Captain in 1760)
Parents: Possibly descended from Russells of Hillborough.
Alternatively, descended from James Russell of Holywood, will of 1715 has son & G/Son Mathew Russell
Died: 13 December 1813, Newry.
Married: Miss Montgomery, dau of John Montgomery.
History from Philip Grossle (D2081/2/4 PRONI & T1345):
June 1760 Matthew Russell, Captain of the "Martha" for Liverpool and Chester.
June 1760 sailing between Newry & Bristol.
March 1763, Matthew Russell Captain of the new ship "Newry" sailing to Philadelphia.
August 1764 Matthew Russell Captain of the ship Newry sailing to New York.
August 1765 ditto
Oct 1766 The ship "Newry" Matt R arrives in Newry from the West Indies.
June 1768 Matthew Russell Captain of the ship "Robert" sailing to New York.
1768-69 Matthew Russell is paid £3-9-4 for making ropes for the Warrenport Dock by the Irish Parliament.
March 70 Matthew Russell Captain of the ship "Robert" sailing for New York.
August 1771 ditto
March 1771 ditto
March 1774 ditto
This is the last reference I have of him as a sea captain as in February 1785 as one of the merchants of Newry he expresses approbation of the New Balloon coach running from Newry to Dublin.
August 1792 he advertises as a rope merchant in Newry.
Matthew Russell, was for many years a shipowner and proprietor of a Rope Works in Newry. He died 12 Dec 1813, having married a daughter of John Montgomery of Newry.
Died "Suddenly, on Tuesday last, 21st Matthew Russell of this town (Newry), esq, who during a long life, filled the respective stations of a master of a vessel, and a merchant, in a most exemplary manner. This gentleman was remarkable for his skill in navigation, and made some of the quickest passages to and from America that have ever yet been affected" Newry Telegraph, 24 Dec 1813.
Extracts of letter by PG 21 September 1912
.. It is curious that a sister of Mrs. Matthew Russell (premius?) Rebecca Montgomery was wife to Armar Lowry Cory Marshall of Courlough, co. Tyrone.
I have the following transcription of a death notice from the 11 March 1893 edition of the Belfast News-Letter (obtained by subscription to The British Library's 19th century British newspaper collection), which I hope serves to clarify the relationship of Rebecca Montgomery to Armar Lowry Corry Marshall:
Kirkpatrick—December 28, 1892, at Nelson, New Zealand, Rebecca Montgomery, relict of the late William Kirkpatrick, of Newry, and daughter of the late Armor Lowery Corry Marshall, of Courlough, near Caledon, County Tyrone.
I should point out that there was another Armar Lowry Corry Marshall [ALCM] who died in 1872, at the age of 65, in Newry Registration District, whom I suspect was either the son or nephew of the ALCM mentioned in the death notice. I have not yet obtained a copy of the civil registration for that death notice, but plan to.
MCWILLIAM FAMILIES OF ARMAGH AND BANBRIDGE:
[Editor's note: Pedigrees of Dickson, Eccles, Lowry, Connolly follow in the original text. These histories occupy six pages of the original manuscript with only a few McWilliams connections Should any of our readers desire the information on these lines, please let us know and we will provide it for you.]
Russell Matthew Russell was for many years a shipowner and proprietor of ropeworks in Newry. He died 21 December 1813 having at least two sons and a daughter. A newspaper article stated he was remarkable for his skill in navigation and made some of the quickest passages to and from America that have ever yet been effected. Matthew Russell was grandfather of Anna Russell, Mrs. McWilliam. Anna Russell, b. 17th Feb 1813, married 14th Jan 1837, Rev. Thomas McWilliam, Presbyterian minister of Creggan, Co. Armagh. She died June 1903, aged 90. He died 16th June 1863, aged 53. Issue Ä 6 sons and 1 daughter.
Roger Montgomery was the father of John Montgomery of Newry, one of whose daughters married Matthew Russell of Newry, father of John Russell and grandfather of Anna Russell, Mrs. McWilliam.
Campbell information is given regarding Campbell genealogy compiled in 1806 by Rev. William Campbell referred to in Stewart’s History of Armagh, p. 493. The book was said to be published in 1819 and that Ívery many Irish families are mentioned.
The Campbells of Strachur are the oldest branch of the Campbells, Dukes of Argyll.
The McWilliam or McQuillen family has sometimes been referred to as the lost family or the crushed family, or as having lost its place in history in the sixteenth century. These very imperfect records will perhaps show that in spite of varying fortunes it has never been entirely lost, and that even in recent years it has contributed its share to history. It has had ministers of religion, lawyers, soldiers and international hockey players, one of whom captained Ireland. The lowest ebb was reached when Donnell McWilliam mendicus was buried at Derry Cathedral on the 18th November 1663.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Much of what is given in these notes, especially on church matters, was obtained through the Presbyterian Historical Society, Belfast. A religious diary written by the Rev. James Morel in the early years of the nineteenth century and a manuscript volume of his sermons have been deposited with the Society. These can be seen by request.
Much help was given by the Genealogical Office, Dublin Castle, mainly by examining the deeds in the Public Records Office, Dublin. The Irish National Library had a photographic copy of the McQuillen Family Record made for me. Much information about the Newry families was given to me by Philip Crossle. His papers are now in the Public Records Office, Dublin, and the Public Library, Newry. In general the sources of information are indicated in these notes. A considerable amount is from unprinted sources. All available church records have been examined with the help of the Presb. Hist. Society. A remarkable record of the descendants of the Eccles and Dickson families was compiled by my grand-aunt, Anna Maria Dickson, with later additions by others. It is at present in my possession. A copy has been lodged with the Genealogical Office, Dublin. It is not likely that any further "McWilliam" records of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries can now be found. In 1925 John J. Marshall published the Annals of Aughnacloy and of the Parish of Carnteel, Co. Tyrone, Second Edition. It contains a very few McWilliam references.
Matthew Russell, was for many years a shipowner and proprietor of Rope Works in Newry. He died 12 Dec 1813, having married a daughter of John Montgomery of Newry.
Daughter of John Montgomery who was the only son of Mr. (Roger) Montgomery (said to be heir to the extant title of Mount Alexander) by his wife Ceserea Smith.
Mrs Montgomery married secondly Isaac Cory of Newry, and by him had a large family, of whom Edward Cory of Newry, MP (half brother to John Montgomery) was father to the Rt Hon Isaac Cory the last Chancellor of the Irish Exchequer. Matthew Russell had issue at least, 2 sons and a daughter:-
From note on T1345:
"she (Mrs. Russell) was the daughter of John Montgomery of Newry and was a half sister of Sir Trevor Cory, British Consul at Danzig? And a baron of the Kingdom of Poland. She was half sister of Edward Cory, MP for Newry whose son Sir Isaac Cory was Chancellor of the Exchequer in the last Irish Parliament and was wounded in a duel with Henry Fratton."
Also written in after the tree was drawn, Mr Montgomery was "Roger".
PG: Copy Tree from a MS genealogy sent to me from the Presbyterian Historical Soc of Belfast. J.M. McWilliam, Dec 1947 shows Ceserea Smith as daughter of Edward & Jane (Whyte) Smith.
Issue of Matthew Russell & Miss Montgomery:
1/1. Matthew Russell of Newry, merchant,
died 1 Aug 1834, aged 72. His
wife Mary died 1 May 1815.
Issue 2 sons and three daughters:-
2/1. Matthew Russell of Newry, harbour master, died 8/9/1861 (unm?)
2/2. John Montgomery Russell, Lieut. 66th foot, died 8/3/1837,
aged 46 (unm?)
2/3. Jane Russell (eldest daughter)
m 5/7/1819, Surgeon Alex Adderly, and had issue.
2/4. Elizabeth Russell (2nd
daughter) died unm 30/1/1854
2/5. Mary Russell, died unm 1882 aet 79
1/2. John Russell of Newry, solicitor
1/3. Margaret Russell
m. 12 Jan 1790 Thomas Keown, of Newry, Ship Captain of Sugar Island. Wit Matt R, jun, John Montgomery, John Russell, Sam’l Russell, Mrs Russell, Mrs Matt Russell jun. (T/699/7)
PRONI T700 p389:
Will of James Russell of Ballykeel Parish of Holywood
(bur in churchyard of Holywood)
Wife Jean Russell £3 for year
Son Matthew, son Timothy, son James
Nathaniel Herron 20 p
1715 Down wills 1716
Sat, 09 Sep 2006
From: "kathy sicard"
I came across your 'Henderson' Family tree posted on the internet, when I was searching for information about my gr gr grandmother Letitia Russell. I noticed a few of our similar names and profession that occur in our tree and in your Henderson tree.
My Letitia Russell married James Robie May 26, 1846 Clough Presbyterian Church in Dunaghy County Antrim.
they had 6 children:
William John Robie
Elizabeth Jane Robie
David REA Robie
Allan KNOX Robie
It is my understanding that while in Ireland, James Robie was in involved with the Presbyterian Newspaper the "Banner". His Father also James Robie - was a letter press printer died in County Down abt 1872.
About 1856 they went to Scotland were James Robie became the owner/editor of the Caledonian Newspaper, they returned to Ireland abt 1867.
I was wondering/hoping that while doing your research on the Russells you may have come across a Letitia Russell's possible parents? I feel that the connection to the RUSSELLS, REA'S, KNOX, and the newspaper field in the same time period. My Letitia Russell may be connected somehow.
Thank you Kathy Sicard, Delta BC Canada
RUSSELL OF KILLOWEN, CHARLES RUSSELL, BARON (1832-1900), lord chief justice of England, was born at Newry, county Down, on the 10th of November 1832. He was the elder son of Arthur Russell, a Roman Catholic gentleman, who was engaged in commerce and brewing in Newry. Educated first at Belfast, afterwards in Newry, and finally at St Vincents College, Castleknock, Dublin, in 1849, he was articled to a firm of solicitors in Newry. In 1854 he was admitted, and began to practise his profession. Disturbances between Roman Catholics and Orangemen were at that time prevalent in this part of Ireland, and in the legal proceedings which ensued at quarter and petty sessions young Russell distinguished himself as a bold and skilful advocate in the cause of his co-religionists. The political zeal which always formed an important element in Russells character happily harmonized with these professional duties. After practising, however, for two years, he determined to seek a wider field for his abilities, and to become a barrister in England. It was a wise ambition, early conceived by young Russell, stimulated by his present success, and encouraged by the counsel of at least one competent adviser, Judge Jones, who was much impressed by Russells ability in the conduct of a case at the Newry quarter sessions. He believed, moreover, that to succeed at the Irish bar he would have (to use his own phrase) to swallow his convictions. With this end in view Russell, whilst still practising and residing in Belfast, became a student of Trinity College, Dublin. He matriculated there in 1855, and passed examinations from time to time, but did not wait to become a graduate. In 1856 he went to London and became a student of Lincolns Inn. In 1858 he married, in Belfast, Ellen, the eldest daughter of Dr Mulholland, a physician. of distinction in that city. In 1859 he was called to the bar, after gaining by examination a first-class honor certificate, and joined the Northern Circuit Except some valuable introductions to friends in London and Liverpool, which his uncle, the president of Maynooth, had given to him, Russell brought to the work of his profession no external aids. He had to rely upon himself. But - the equipment was sufficient. A well-built frame; a strong, striking face, with broad forehead, keen grey eyes, and a full and sensitive mouth; a voice which, though not musical, was rich, and responded well to strong emotions, whether of indignation, or scorn, or pity; an amazing power of concentrating thought; an intellectual grasp, promptly seizing the real points of the most entangled case, and rejecting all that was secondary, or petty, or irrelevant; a faculty of lucid and forcible expression, which, without literary ornateness or grace of style, could on fit occasions rise to impassioned eloquence all these things Russell had. But beyond and above all these -was his immense personality, an embodiment of energetic will which riveted attention, dominated his audience, and bore down opposition. His successful advocacy in the Colin Campbell divorce case in 1886, and his famous cross-examination of hostile witnesses and still more famous speech before the Parnell Commission in 1888, afforded perhaps the best examples of Russells characteristic powers. He was not a learned lawyer in the sense in which Willes, or Meilish, or Blackburn were learned lawyers; he did not possess the fine legal acumen of his great contemporary, Herschell; but he had a sufficient apprehension of legal principles. He handled a point of law with telling directness and force. His argument as the leading counsel for Great Britain in the Bering Sea Arbitration in 1893, and his address at Saratoga Springs on International Law and International Arbitration in August 1896, were expositions of law in its practical application. to matters of state which the most learned jurist must admire for their thoroughness and perspicuity.
Russells success, after he joined the Northern Circuit, did not, of course, come to him at once. For some time his work, in court was principally in the Court of Passage at Liverpool, which he regularly attended from London. He wrote a book on its procedure, which was published in 1862. This ancient local court, possessing both common law and Admiralty jurisdiction, had as its presiding judge then styled assessor an eminent leader of the Northern Circuit, Mr Edward James. Substantial commercial cases were tried there, and of these Russell soon had a goodly portion. Steadily, and, for a barrister, speedily, Russells fortune grew. His biographer, Mr Barry O'Brien, has given, in The Life of Lord Russell of Kilowen (1901), an account of Russells fees, which shows that they were, in round figures: in 1859, Liii; in 1862, 1016; in 1866,
2367; and in 1870, 4230. At the beginning of this period Russell wrote occasionally for the newspapers, and especially for the Irish press. From early boyhood onwards he maintained a keen interest in politics, and pre-eminently in the public affairs of Ireland. In 1859 he published a pamphlet entitled The Catholic in the Workhouse, and an article from his pen is to be found in The Dublin Review, vol. xlviii. p. 497. His legal work was not wholly confined to the north of England. He was employed at the Guildhall and elsewhere by solicitors of position in the City of London. He was one of the counsel engaged in the Windham lunacy case in 1861, and in the action of Saurin v. Starr in 1869. In 1865 he argued in ex parte Chavasse before Lord Westbury, L.C., and soon afterwards was honored by him with the offer of a county court judgeship.
In 1872 Russell took silk, and from that date for some time he divided the best leading work of the circuit with Holker, Herschel and Pope. In 1874 Holker became solicitor general in the Conservative administration. In 1880 Herschell accepted the same office in a Liberal ministry, and about the same time Pope practically left the circuit, to become in a short time one of the most successful advocates at the parliamentary bar. Russells success as a Q.C. during this period of his career was prodigious. He excelled in the conduct alike of commercial cases and of those involving, as he used to say, a human interest, although undoubtedly it was the latter which more attracted him. He was seen to the least advantage in cases which involved technical or scientific detail. If his advocacy suffered a defeat, however, it was never an inglorious defeat. Those who were on the Northern Circuit at the time will not easily forget the case of Dixon v. Plimsoll libel action brought by a Liverpool shipowner against Mr S. Plimsoll tried before Baron Amphlett and a Liverpool special jury, in which Holker won a notable victory for the defendant; or Nultall v. Wilde, a breach of promise action, in which Pope led brilliantly for the successful plaintiff, and Russells speech for the defence was one of the finest in point of passion and pathos that was ever heard upon the Northern Circuit. At the same time, with all his fighting power, Russell was eminently a sagacious adviser. No barrister knew better how and when to settle a case, where the clients true interest called for a settlement.
In 1880 a new phase of Russells arduous life began. He was returned to parliament as an independent Liberal member for Dundalk, a constituency which he had twice before unsuccessfully contested. From that time forward until his appointment to a lordship of appeal in succession to Lord Bowen in 1894, he sat in the House of Commons: for Dundalk until 1885, and afterwards for South Hackney, where he was returned as the Liberal member on four successive occasions once in 1885,twice in 1886, and again in 1892. The entrance into parliament laid upon Russells time and labor a heavy additional tax. His was a nature which could not, in work or even in pleasure, be content to do anything lightly or by halves. He was essentially a man of action; intensity at times almost fierce intensity both of purpose and of devotion to its fulfilment characterized everything he did. Upon such a man parliamentary life between 1880 and 1894 necessarily entailed a severe strain. During the whole of this epoch, in home affairs, Irish business almost monopolized the political stage; and Russell was Irish to the core. From 1880 to 1886, as a private member, and as the attorney-general in Mr Gladstone’s administrations of 1886 and 1892, he worked in and out of parliament for the Liberal policy in regard to the treatment of Ireland as few men except Russell could or would work. He never spared himself. After a long day in the turmoil of the courts, he cheerfully gave a long evening to a distant and often, from the standpoint of personal notoriety, an obscure, platform. His position throughout was clear and consistent. Before 1886 On several occasions he supported the action of the Irish Nationalist party. He opposed coercion, voted for compensation for disturbance, advocated the release of political prisoners and voted for the Maamtrasna inquiry. He wrote to the Daily Telegraph a series of letters on the Irish land question, which were afterwards published (1889) in a collected form. But he never became a member of the Irish Home Rule or of the Parnellite party; he was elected at Dundalk as an independent Liberal, and such he remained. He was proud of the kingdom in whose might and glory Ireland could claim so large a part; and when, as attorney-general in the Gladstone administration, he warmly advocated the establishment of a subordinate parliament in Ireland, he did so because he sought the amelioration and not the destruction of Irelands relations with the rest of that kingdom. I am absolutely opposed, he said (The Life of Lord Russell of Killowen, p. 194) to the South Hackney voters, to separation; but, reserving imperial control on all imperial questions, I think Irishmen on Irish soil should have the power of dealing in the way which seems best to them with all questions that concern them. It is impossible to say that Russells success in the House of Commons, considerable as it was, was comparable to his success as an advocate in the courts of justice. He was listened to, always with respect and often with admiration, but he was not made for a debater; and the position of a law officer has generally not proved favorable to the attainment of parliamentary eminence. In great public affairs the law officer advises and supports, but not for him is the glory of initiating public policy.
Russells parliamentary duties, fully as he discharged them, first as a private member and afterwards as attorney-general, were not allowed by him to obstruct his professional career. He rapidly became in London what he was already in Lancashire, the favorite leader in n-isi prius actions. The list of causes celebres in the period 188094 is really a record of Russells cases, and, for a great part, of Russells victories. The best known of the exceptions from the latter category was the libel action Belt v. Lawes in 1882, which, after a trial before Baron Huddleston and a special jury lasting more than forty days, resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff, for whom Sir Hardinge Giffard (afterwards Lord Chancellor Halsbury) appeared as leading counsel. The triumph of his client in the Cohn Campbell divorce suit in 1886 afforded perhaps the most brilliant instance of Russells forensic capacity in private litigation. His fees in 1885, the year before he became attorney general, amounted to nearly 17,000. More important, however, as well as more famous, than any of his successes in the ordinary courts of law during this period were his performances as an advocate in two public transactions of mark in British history. The first of these in point of date was the Parnell Commission of 188890, in which Sir Charles Russell appeared as leading counsel for Mr Parnell. The commission held its first sitting on the 22nd of October 1888, and presented its report in February 1890. In April 1889, after 63 sittings of the commission, in the course of which 340 witnesses had been examined, Sir Charles Russell, who had already destroyed the chief personal charge against Mr Parnell by a brilliant cross-examination, in which he proved it to have been based upon a forgery, made his great opening speech for the defence. It lasted several days, and concluded on the 12th of April. This speech, besides its merit as a wonderful piece of advocacy, possesses permanent value as an historical survey of the Irish question during the last century, from the point of view of an Irish Liberal. It was in the same year published after careful revision by its author (1889). The second public transaction was the Bering Sea Arbitration, held in Paris in 1893. Sir Charles Russell, then attorney-general, with Sir Richard Webster (afterwards Lord Alverstone, L.C.J.), was the leading counsel for Great Britain. Russell, in the course of his very powerful argument before the tribunal, maintained the proposition, which he again handled in his Saratoga address to the American Bar Association in 1896, that international law is neither more nor less than what civilized nations have agreed shall be binding on one another as international law. The award was, substantially, in favor of Great Britain. In recognition of their distinguished services, the queen bestowed upon both the leading representatives of Great Britain the honor of the grand cross of St Michael and St George.
In 1894 Russells career as an advocate ended. A judgeship, if he had wished it, had been within his reach twelve years before. In 1894, on the death of Lord Bowen, he accepted the position of a lord of appeal. A month later he was appointed lord chief justice of England in succession to Lord Coleridge, to whose memory he devoted in the following September a paper in the North American Review. To the discharge of his functions as a judge Russell brought with him all the qualities of intellect and character which had made him so eminent as an advocate, and their greatness was not less conspicuous in his the Windham lunacy case in 1861, and in the action of Saurin v. Starr in 1869. In 1865 he argued in ex parte Chavasse before Lord Westbury, L.C., and soon afterwards was honored by him with the offer of a county court judgeship.
In 1872 Russell took silk, and from that date for some time he divided the best leading work of the circuit with Holker, Herschel and Pope. In 1874 Holker became solicitor general in the Conservative administration. In 1880 Herschell accepted the same office in a Liberal ministry, and about the same time Pope practically left the circuit, to become in a short time one of the most successful advocates at the parliamentary bar. Russells success as a Q.C. during this period of his career was prodigious. He excelled in the conduct alike of commercial cases and of those involving, as he used to say, a human interest, although undoubtedly it was the latter which more attracted him. He was seen to the least advantage in cases which involved technical or scientific detail. If his advocacy suffered a defeat, however, it was never an inglorious defeat. Those who were on the Northern Circuit at the time will not easily forget the case of Dixon v. Plimsoll a libel action brought by a Liverpool shipowner against Mr S. Plimsoll tried before Baron Amphlett and a Liverpool special jury, in which Holker won a notable victory for the defendant; or Nultall v. Wilde, a breach of promise action, in which Pope led brilliantly for the successful plaintiff, and Russells speech for the defence was one of the finest in point of passion and pathos that was ever heard upon the Northern Circuit. At the same time, with all his fighting power, Russell was eminently a sagacious adviser. No barrister knew better how and when to settle a case, where the clients true interest called for a settlement.
In 1880 a new phase of Russells arduous life began. He was
returned to parliament as an independent Liberal member for Dundalk, a
constituency which he had twice before unsuccessfully contested. From that time
forward until his appointment to a lordship of appeal in succession to Lord
Bowen in 1894, he sat in the House of Commons: for Dundalk until 1885, and
afterwards for South Hackney, where he was returned as the Liberal member on
four successive occasions once in 1885,twice in 1886, and again in 1892. The
entrance into parliament laid upon Russells time and labor a heavy additional
tax. His was a nature which could not, in work or even in pleasure, be content
to do anything lightly or by halves. He was essentially a man of action;
intensity at times almost fierce intensity both of purpose and of devotion to
its fulfilment characterized everything he did. Upon such a man parliamentary
life between 1880 and 1894 necessarily entailed a severe strain. During the
whole of this epoch, in home affairs, Irish business almost monopolized the
political stage; and Russell was Irish to the core. From 1880 to 1886, as a
private member, and as the attorney-general in Mr Gladstones administrations of
1886 and 1892, he worked in and out of parliament for the Liberal policy in
regard to the treatment of Ireland as few men except Russell could or would
work. He never spared himself. After a long day in the turmoil of the courts,
he cheerfully gave a long evening to a distant and often, from the standpoint
of personal notoriety, an obscure, platform. His position throughout was clear
and consistent. Before 1886 On several occasions he supported the action of the
Irish Nationalist party. He opposed coercion, voted for compensation for
disturbance, advocated the release of political prisoners and voted for the
Maamtrasna inquiry. He wrote to the Daily Telegraph a series of letters on the
Irish land question, which were afterwards published (1889) in a collected
form. But he never became a member of the Irish Home Rule or of the Parneffite
party; he was elected at Dundalk as an independent Liberal, and such he
remained. He was proud of the kingdom in whose might and glory Ireland could
claim so large a part; and when, as attorney-general in the Gladstone
administration, he warmly advocated the establishment of a subordinate
parliament in Ireland, he did so because he sought the amelioration and not the
destruction of Irelands relations with the rest of that kingdom. I am
absolutely opposed, he said (The Life of Lord Russell of Killowen, p. 194) to
the South Hackney voters, to separation; but, reserving imperial control on all
imperial questions, I think Irishmen on Irish soil should have the power of
dealing in the way which seems best to them with all questions that concern
them. It is impossible to say that Russells success in the House of Commons,
considerable as it was, was comparable to his success as an advocate in the courts
of justice. He was listened to, always with respect and often with admiration,
but he was not made for a debater; and the position of a law officer has
generally not proved favorable to the attainment of parliamentary eminence. In
great public affairs the law officer advises and supports, but not for him is
the glory of initiating public policy.
Russells parliamentary duties, fully as he discharged them, first as a private member and afterwards as attorney-general, were not allowed by him to obstruct his professional career. He rapidly became in London what he was already in Lancashire, the favorite leader in n-isi prius actions. The list of causes clbres in the period 188094 is really a record of Russells cases, and, for a great part, of Russells victories. The best known of the exceptions from the latter category was the libel action Belt v. Lawes in 1882, which, after a trial before Baron Huddleston and a special jury lasting more than forty days, resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff, for whom Sir Hardinge Giffard (afterwards Lord Chancellor Halsbury) appeared as leading counsel. The triumph of his client in the Cohn Campbell divorce suit in 1886 afforded perhaps the most brilliant instance of Russells forensic capacity in private litigation. His fees in 1885, the year before he became attorneygeneral, amounted to nearly 17,000. More important, however, as well as more famous, than any of his successes in the ordinary courts of law during this period were his performances as an advocate in two public transactions of mark in British history. The first of these in~point of date was the Parnell Commission of 1888/90, in which Sir Charles Russell appeared as leading counsel for Mr Parnell. The commission held its first sitting on the 22nd of October 1888, and presented its report in February 1890. In April 1889, after 63 sittings of the commission, in the course of which 340 witnesses had been examined, Sir Charles Russell, who had already destroyed the chief personal charge against Mr Parnell by a brilliant cross-examination, in which he proved it to have been based upon a forgery, made his great opening speech for the defence. It lasted several days, and concluded on the 12th of April. This speech, besides its merit as a wonderful piece of advocacy, possesses permanent value as an historical survey of the Irish question during the last century, from the point of view of an Irish Liberal. It was in the same year published after careful revision by its author (1889). The second public transaction was the Bering Sea Arbitration, held in Paris in 1893. Sir Charles Russell, then attorney-general, with Sir Richard Webster (afterwards Lord Alverstone, L.C.J.), was the leading counsel for Great Britain. Russell, in the course of his very powerful argument before the tribunal, maintained the proposition, which he again handled in his Saratoga address to the American Bar Association in 1896, that international law is neither more nor less than what civilized nations have agreed shall be binding on one another as international law. The award was, substantially, in favor of Great Britain. In recognition of their distinguished services, the queen bestowed upon both the leading representatives of Great Britain the honor of the grand cross of St Michael and St George.
In 1894 Russells career as an advocate ended. A judgeship, if he had wished it, had been within his reach twelve years before. In 1894, on the death of Lord Bowen, he accepted the position of a lord of appeal. A month later he was appointed lord chief justice of England in succession to Lord Coleridge, to whose memory he devoted in the following September a paper in the North American Review. To the discharge of his functions as a judge Russell brought with him all the qualities of intellect and character which had made him so eminent as an advocate, and their greatness was not less conspicuous in his new position. Brief as was his tenure of the office, he proved himself well worthy of it. He was dignified without pompousness, quick without being irritable, and masterful without tyranny. He was scrupulously punctual. Suitors and hearers could not but be impressed by the manifest determination of the lord chief justice to get at the truth, and to do so without waste of time. If this was a fault, it was that of excessive zeal, for despatch. When, occasionally, there were flashes of impatience, they were elicited by the exhibition, as he deemed it, of want of preparation, or slovenliness, or verbosity on the part of the advocate before him. Even the youngest and most obscure practitioner could always count upon the assiduous attention of the lord chief justice to a pertinent and thoughtful argument. In 1896 Lord Russell (Pollock B. and Hawkins J. being on this occasion his colleagues on the bench) presided at the trial at bar of the leaders of the Jameson Raid. It was a state trial of grave importance. Russells conduct of it, in the midst of much popular excitement, was by itself sufficient to establish his reputation as a great judge. One other event at least in his career while lord chief justice deserves a record, namely, his share in the Venezuela Arbitration in 1899. Lord Herschell, who had been nominated to act with Lord Justice Coffins (afterwards Master of the Rolls), as a British representative on the Commission of Arbitration, of which the distinguished Russian jurist M. Martens was president, died somewhat suddenly in. America before the beginning of the proceedings. The lord chief justice accepted the invitation to take the vacant place, and performed his very onerous duty with conspicuous ability.
Nor was it only on the bench or as an international judge that Lord Russell of Killowen sought, during the last years of his busy life, to do service to his country. He signalized his zeal as a law reformer by the public advocacy of radical changes in the system of legal education in the Inns of Court, and by the promotion of measures to put down the vice of secret and illicit commissions in commercial and business life. On the former subject he delivered in 1895 an address in Lincolns Inn Hall, under the auspices of the Council of Legal Education, which was afterwards printed and published. In i899, dealing with the latter question, he introduced in the House of Lords a bill, which had its first reading. He again introduced a bill in the session of 1900, which was read a second time, but did not become law. On the 10th ,of August 1900 the great advocate and great judge passed quietly away at his London residence, after a short illness due to an internal malady.
in private as in public life Russell was always strenuous, and most attracted by things that called for the exercise of activity, whether bodily or intellectual. Inaction he disliked both for himself and in others. Though not an athlete, he took an interest in manly pastimes: he was fond of riding and of breeding horses; he liked being on the racecourse; and he enjoyed games, both of skill and of chance. A student of books he was not; he could lay no claim to wide learning or elegant scholarship; but he could appreciate a good book; he was versed in Shakespeare; and he knew and loved the poetry and the songs of his native land. When he wrote, his style, inornate, clear and forcible, reflected the character of his thought. He was a staunch and sympathetic friend, ever ready, in an unostentatious way, to help, where help was really needed. While he undoubtedly exhibited at times, chiefly during the earlier part of his career, a certain brusqueness and impetuousness of speech and demeanour, those who came into contact with, him recognized that such occasional outbursts never sprang from any desire to hurt, or from any unkindness of disposition. In his contests at the bar he never made an enemy. He was a strong man, and he liked to have his way; but he was also large-hearted and without a tinge of rancour in his disposition. He was never offended by opposition. Whilst he did not himself shine as a wit or a humorist in conversation or in after-dinner oratory, he heartily enjoyed fun and humour in others; and, wherever he was, the force and distinctness of his personality never failed to impress his company. Probably no English lawyer ever excited abroad the admiration which was accorded to Lord Russell of Killowen, alike on the continent of Europe and in America. To the United States he paid two visits, the first in 1883 and the second in 1896. On both occasions he won golden opinions, which were manifested in widespread and warm expressions of sympathy and regret when the news of the death of Lord Russell of Killowen passed across the Atlantic. Between 1894 and 1897 Lord Russell of Killowen received the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa from the universities of Dublin, Edinburgh and Cambridge, and from the Laval university, Quebec. In 1892 he was treasurer of Lincolns Inn. He left surviving him, besides his widow, five sons and four daughters. His sister Katherine (in religion, Sister Mary Baptist Joseph), pioneer sister of mercy in California, had died two years before at San Francisco. (W. R. K.)
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SESSION 1: Early Life of Mary Baptist Russell, California’s First Sister of Mercy
Katherine Russell, later known as Sister Mary Baptist, was uniquely prepared by temperament and education to face the rigors of Gold Rush California in the 1800’s. She was by all accounts intelligent, practical, compassionate and lively. Her brother, Rev. Matthew Russell, S.J., describes her in these words: “She was at home the comfort and resource of everyone in the house. Always cheerful and equal of temper, kind, self-forgetful, thoughtful for others, helpful, untiring in her round of house duties; all loved her and looked to her in their pains and pleasures, and she had a heart for all. She was a comfortable little housekeeper, a good mender of torn garments, and she got employment especially at the stocking-basket.”
The Russells provided their children with the best education possible. Instructed by private tutor and within private schools, Kate’s foundation in philosophy, the arts, French and the sciences gave her an intense love for education.
Margaret Russell, Katherine’s mother, saw to it that all her daughters were skilled in the practical arts of life. Early on she practiced the custom of turning over the “keys of office” to each daughter. During her month of office the young Russell would be in charge of ordering, meal planning, maintenance and all the other tasks necessary to run a large household. The skills learned within the Russell home by Kate would be put to good use as a Mercy foundress in California.
Katherine Russell was born in Newry, Ireland, in 1829. Due to her father’s poor health the family moved to Killowen by the Sea. Here in 1841 she made her first communion. In the seclusion of the countryside, she developed a deep love of nature and of the sea. This idyllic childhood was brought to a close in her teens by the death of her father. Mrs. Russell moved the family back to Newry. That decision came in 1845, the year when the potato blight was first recognized in Ireland. The starvation and poverty birthed by the famine called forth Margaret Russell’s deep compassion for those in distress. Kate joined her mother’s efforts. Her brother Matthew tells us: “Between visiting the sick and poor in their wretched homes, and preparing her share of the clothing which was distributed to the poor, Kate’s whole time was devoted to this terrible crisis…” Three years later Kate sought entry into the Mercy Order in Kinsale, Ireland.
––Adapted from “Mary Baptist Russell of California” by Katherine Doyle, RSM
The House to the left beside the large gate above is the Russell home that was In Queen Street Newry. Larkins pub would have been close to the big gate. In the house next to this John Mitchells young wife was born. The Russells built this whole Row.
The Russells planted themselves in the 13th Cent In Barony of Lecale in Killough a small sea port and fishing village five miles south of St Patricks Grave at Downpatrick, north of Co Down, some are still there. At the change of religion under Henry V111 and Anne Boleyn, the Celtic Norman Russells kept thier faith all through the penal days George Russell was a member of the Catholic Confederation of Killkenny and was killed In the Battle Of Tircroghan fighting on the Irish Side. The church of Rathmolin presented George and his wife a chalice in 1640 which stays In Killough.
Arthur Russell mean time left this parish and migrated to the south of Co Down from the north he was born also at Killough in 1785, after sailing the seas for some years he bought the Southwark brewery In Newry he got married 1825. Southwark or " Ballybot " became Queen street some where around 1760 , John Rocques map of that date refers to Ballybot, and not Queen Street, most after that date refer to Queen Street.
Arthurs younger brother Charles who became president of
Maynooth was born In 1812. 4 years after the Jubliee year of 1825 this the
year that Leo X111 had alluded the Jubliee for the end of the Century and this
also the year that the foundation stone of Newrys St Patricks church was laid,
was also called by the protestants " Year Of The Short Corn" The
protestants blaming the bad harvest that year on the Jubliee. 4 years as I
said after this in 1829 Katherine Russel was born on the 18th of april.
Katherine was called by her mother her first free born child on the 5th of the
month she was born the Catholi Emancipation fight had been declared won.
Katherine was preceded by 2 sisters Mary and Elizabeth, her immediate successor
In the nursery ( this to the disgust of her eldest sister who said there were
enough of them around with out another) was another girl Sarah who was followed
by 2 brothers, the eldest of these Sir Charles and then the Rev Mathew. Dr
Russell who at the time was not yet a priest or a professor at the time wrote
in a letter that survived" I full y agree with poor little Mary there were
! quite enough of them. Mary became famous In her own way and in the form of a
nun !! Mother Mary Baptist Russell !! to whom a book of that title was written
in 1901 by her brother, the Reverened Mathew who also wrote a book about his
famous Brother Charles in 1904 entitled The Russells Of Killowen. It was
Charles who wished there was a story written about Marys Life
Seafield Rostrevor Home Of The Russells
Arthur and Margarets Cross ore the grave.
The name of A Mary is also on the same stone ?
Sir Charles Gladstones Last Attorney General In England. He was the first Catholic to hold this position since the Reformation. He became Lord Russell Of Killowen Chief Justice Of England
Reverend Charles Russell whose first public sermon was at the profession of Sister Mary Bernard Hamill in 1836
MR. HENDERSON was educated at the Old College (Royal Academical Institution), Belfast, obtaining the General Certificate in 1826, then an accepted qualification for the ministry. During his period of study he was employed as Librarian of the Linenhall Library and continued in that position until 1829 when he accepted the call to Lisburn. He was ordained on 29th June, 1829, commencing a ministry with the congregation which was to last for twenty-six years.
A native of Belfast, Mr. Henderson was a member of a family long associated with the Press. His brother, James Henderson of Newry, was the proprietor of the “Newry Telegraph,” and another brother, the Rev. Henry Henderson of Holywood, contributed letters for many years for publication over the pseudonym “ Ulster Scot.” A nephew, James Alexander Henderson, of Norwood Towers, Belfast, was the proprietor of the “Belfast News-Letter “ and another nephew, the Rev. William Henderson, was the editor and proprietor of “ The Monthly Messenger “ over the years 1856/67. It was intended that Alexander Henderson should also become a newspaper man but, at the early age of seventeen, he decided to enter the ministry.
The information contained in the records covering that period of the congregational history is extremely sparse. It has not been possible to trace any Committee Minute Book earlier than 1846 and the Session Minute Book bearing the date 1854, makes reference to the mysterious disappearance of the previous Session Minute Book when on loan to the Committee. Consequently, there is little information on the earlier part of his ministry in Lisburn.
The cotton industry was very much on the decline with the result that many spinners had gone over to the manufacture of linen by 1830. About that time, the population was 5745 and, with distress rampant through the failure of the cotton industry, many efforts were made to provide relief. The Philanthropic Society rented the old cotton factory in Jackson’s Lane (Railway Street) and Wallace’s mill in Bakery Lane for use as poorhouses about 1832 and a year earlier a canteen was providing food in a corner of the grain market. Malnutrition brought disease to a community ill prepared to cope with outbreaks of fever, cholera and typhus. In 1830, there was only one hospital, a three storey building in Seymour Street with sadly inadequate accommodation for the treatment of only fifteen patients. The Marquis of Hertford built a hospital in the west of the town (site of present Manor House Home) during the cholera epidemic, but this building had in 1837 been let for other purposes. An alternative fever hospital was in existence in 1833 at the Dublin Road near where the Lagan Valley Hospital stands at present.
In 1833, the usage of the Linen Market had declined to such an extent that the frontage had been converted into shops which were let for the sale of meat, being adjacent to the slaughter house. In other directions there had been an expansion of activities with flourishing flour mills at Grove Green (Low Road), Graham’s Brewery (Wardsborough), tan-yards, muslin manufacturing and tambouring. In 1835, the Northern Bank opened a branch in the town and, in 1839, with the Ulster Railway open to Lisburn, the north side of the town commenced to be developed. Stewart’s mill, in Antrim Lane, came into operation about that time. In 1840, Vitriol Island was acquired by Samuel Richardson where he built a mill with 2,500 spindles. It was not long after that the Gas Company came into existence and this, in its train, brought street lighting. As for the opinion of outsiders about the town, one English observer held the view that, in 1834, “ it was a clean, neat, lively place, enjoying a good trade “ and, in 1838, it was reputed to be “the handsomest of our inland towns.” Another English comment, in 1838, was “You would be surprised at the close, the perfect resemblance that the road to Belfast from Armagh bears to England, I could hardly persuade yourself that Lisburn was west of St. George’s Channel; there is nothing Irish about it.”
Dean Stannus became Rector of the Cathedral in 1835 and also agent for the Hertford Estate. In these positions he was a man of immense influence in the locality. One reads that, in 1843, he inaugurated a local Show in July of that year. At that time there were two large annual fairs, one on the 21st July, and the other on 5th October. The Maze Races drew many away from the July Fair but brought numbers of buyers for horses and cattle. Race Week in July saw a general atmosphere of relaxation with side-shows of the old type for the amusement of the people.
Again, in 1849, the town was stricken with an outbreak of cholera bringing disastrous results. The population of the country was on the decline owing to the famine and it was a period of great hardship. Turning to congregational matters, one reads in the Session records for 20th December, 1854, recorded by William Barbour, Clerk of Session, “ It was resolved that our devout thanks be rendered to the Lord for that He in the prevalence of the pestilence of Cholera which twice during the year scourged this town and its vicinity removing suddenly by death many members of this congregation did graciously spare the members of this Session and preserve them and their houses from this Visitation, our prayer is that as another judgement came upon the land by War, We and all others may be truly humble under the mighty hand of God.”
This record contains one of the very few references pertaining to events outside congregational affairs and is thus helpful in obtaining an insight on local conditions. Dean Carmody, in relation to his studies into the history of the Cathedral, regretted that more was not on record in the Parish minutes about important happenings in the district and further afield. Where the Manse was situated then is not possible to determine. It is evident that the provision of such accommodation was in the minds of the members of the congregation as the Session Minutes dated 1st April, 1855, disclose that there had been opened “ a subscription list to be devoted to the Church and Manse Builders fund with some £205 promised to be paid over five years.”
The Crimean War had its impact on the congregation when, at a Meeting of Session on 4th November, 1855, it was reported that the Rev. Henderson had intimated that day to the congregation that he had been appointed by the Government as Chaplain to the Troops in the encampment at the Curragh and that, as soon as he had decided upon the line of duty he intended to pursue, he would let them know his decision. On 2nd December, he conveyed to the Session his decision to accept the Government’s offer and resigned from the charge of the congregation.
The Rev. Henderson was unmarried and eventually died at Warley, Essex, in 1868. At his expressed wish, he was buried in a plain grave without any monument. He was a man of great beneficence which he exercised most privately and in an unostentatious manner. He was a modest and worthy minister, not at all narrow in his views, and most catholic in his sympathies.
During his ministry at Lisburn, the dramatic events in the General Synod bringing to an end the non-subscribing controversy and leading up to the formation of the General Assembly in 1840 had taken place.
With the commencement of the nineteenth century a notable change in the religious condition of the Synod began to manifest itself. Signs of returning life and earnestness appeared. This evangelical revival gained impetus and with it a great controversy arose between the subscribers, all of whom were orthodox in belief, and the non-subscribers, some of whom were orthodox whereas others held Arian beliefs. Orthodoxy implied acceptance of the doctrine of the Trinity, Arianism that Jesus Christ while the Son of God, was a “created being” and not of “the same substance,” and Unitarianism that Christ was a man adopted to the office of the Son of God.
The leading figures were Dr. Henry Cooke, of Killyleagh and Dr. Henry Montgomery of Dunmurry, both outstanding men and eloquent speakers. Cooke, who espoused the cause of the subscribers, was, by disposition, self possessed and forceful and, in outlook, a militant Tory. Montgomery for the non-subscribers was a man of devout and attractive personality holding Liberal views.
At that time, the General Certificate o£ the Belfast Academical Institution was accepted by both the Synod of Ulster and the Secession Synod as qualification for the ministry and it was in connection with the filling of a vacancy in the classical department in 1821 that the conflict arose. The Rev. William Bruce, whose father was Principal of the Belfast Academy and had been minister of the Lisburn congregation, 1779/82, was elected, Cooke contending through Arian influence. The controversy raged for several years until finally at the Synod of 1828, Dr. Cooke succeeded with a series of overtures providing for the examination of all candidates for the ministry with a view to the exclusion of all holding Arian or unsound doctrines. As a last move, the non-subscribers drew up a “ Remonstrance “ setting out their position and stating unless the Overtures were repealed they must separate. It is interesting to note that the Rev. Andrew Craig, senior minister of the congregation, signed this “ Remonstrance.”
At a special Synod, held the following August, the Remonstrants absented themselves except the Clerk, the Rev. William Porter, who laid their “Remonstrance” together with an “Address” on the table. The terms of separation were agreed and seventeen ministers left the Synod and formed themselves into a separate body, taking the name Remonstrant Synod. Dr. John M. Barkley in his “ History of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland “ remarks, “ Once again, as century earlier, it must be a matter of regret that patience was not exercised, and schism prevented by tolerance towards those already in the ministry, and making of subscription absolute for the future. The tragedy of both divisions is that they need not have happened, as may be seen from the events of 1854, when the Presbytery of Munster, consisting of seven congregations, joined the general Assembly, on condition of still remaining a non-subscribing body, and such they remain to the present day.”
Subscription to the Westminster Confession of Faith became compulsory for all ministers, licentiates and elders and the way thus became clear for one of the happiest events in the history of Irish Presbyterianism in the union of the Synod of Ulster and the Secession Synod. The desire for Union was mutual and, accordingly, in July, 1840, the two Synods came together in Rosemary Street Church, Third Belfast, and the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland came into being with the Rev. Dr. Hanna as Moderator.
From the internet 15/4/2004, from an article about vd in 1864/5
For a description of the unmarried partner of the soldier, we cannot do better than read the description of the "wren" of the Curragh, and then reflect whether, after all has been done that can be done to whitewash the living sepulchres, it would not be better to revert to matrimony as the best safeguard against vice. The Rev. Alexander Henderson, Presbyterian Chaplain to the Forces at Warley, Essex, details some of his experiences at the Curragh. He writes:- "I went anxiously among the unhappy victims of vice; I examined their wretched sleeping-places, in the hollows of large furze bushes, or in dry ditches, where there was shelter or concealment of bramble, and, in some cases, in a kind of earthen cave formed by the poor creatures in the sides of dry banks. One of the most saddening cries I ever heard was that of a new-born infant in one of these haunts. I entered into conversation with the women, advised and remonstrated with them, gave to them religious and other useful papers, and oftentimes actually sowed these silent messengers of good in the thorns, that the wind might not sweep them away. Through the generous aid of an Englishman, a stranger to me, I had it in my power to relieve crying wants, and to remove some penitents to an asylum in Dublin. The public cannot fully understand the actual state of these castaways for the present without looking at it in the light of these facts:
belfast street directories
Henderson, W. D., Commission Merchant, Agent to the North of Scotland Fire and Scottish Amicable Life Assurance Companies, 9 Waring Street, residence, 24 James Street.
Henderson, Robert, Corn Factor & General Broker, 25 Donegall Quay, residence, 74 York Street.
Henderson, Miss, Boarding and Day School, 14 York Street.
Henderson, Samuel, Publican, 64 Millfield.
Henderson, George, Grocer, Shankhill Road.
Henderson, Alexander, Publican, 52 Great Patrick Street.
Henderson, John, 24 Pilot Street.
Henderson & Russell, Printers & Publishers, 4 Hercules Place.
Henderson, Robert, Smith, 22 Joy Street.
Henderson, John, Printer, Publisher, Book Seller & General News Agent, Proprietor of the Northern Circulating Library & Publisher of the Belfast Directory, 15b Castle Place, residence, Castle Chambers.
Quin, Thomas, Inn Keeper, (White Cross), 80 North Street
Russell, Andrew, of Henderson & Russell, Printers, residence, 33 Cullentree Place.
Russell, Arthur, Harbour Master, 45 James's Street.
Russell, John, Agent for the Sale of Castlebellingham Ale, 16 Castle Street.
Russell, Mrs., Milliner, 16 Castle Street.
Russell, John, Haberdasher, 25 Ann Street, residence, 11 Hamilton Street.
Russell, Henry, Esq., Solicitor of Crawford & Russell, residence, Wellington Lodge, County Down.
Russell, Letitia, Straw Bonnet Maker, 29 Hercules Place.
Russell, John, Publican, 33 Great Patrick Street.
Russell, Patrick, Sawyer, 121 Durham Street.
Russell, Samuel, Labourer, 44 Talbot Street.
Russell, George, Ship Carpenter, 19 Sarah Street.
of the principal
INHABITANTS AND SHOPKEEPERS
BELFAST AND BALLYMACARRETT
Henderson, Miss, 113 Kensington Terrace, Botanic Road.
Henderson & Winnington, brass founders, gas fitters, 5 Mill Street.
Henderson, Eliza, grocer, 91 Bradbury Place.
Henderson, J., cooper, 15 Hill Street.
Henderson, James, collector of water tax, 51 Brougham Street.
Henderson, James Alexander, proprietor of News Letter, 10 Bridge Street. * Norwood Tower, Sydenham.
Henderson, John, printer, book seller and news agent, 13 Castle Place.
Henderson, Miss, Fern Cottage.
Henderson, Robert & Son, general steam packet and commission agents, 16,21,23,25 & 27 Donegall Quay. * 7 Wellington Place.
Henderson, Robert, whitesmith and bell hanger, 11 Ann Street.
Henderson, Russell, grocer, 21 Sarah Street.
Henderson, W. D., insurance agent, commission and grain merchant, office, 12 Corporation Street. * 9 University Square
Quinn, Thomas, White Cross Inn, 80 North Street.
Quinn, Thomas, grocer, 1 Murphy Street
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF COUNTRY RESIDENTS
Henderson, Rev. Henry, Thornbank, Holywood.
Henderson, J. A., Norwood Tower.
Henderson, James Alexander, J.P., proprietor Belfast News Letter & Belfast Weekly News, and steam printing works, 55, 57 & 59 Donegall Street, res., Norwood Tower, Strandtown
Henderson, James, (of J. Henderson & Co.), 75 Inkermann Terrace, Dublin Rd.
The Lords Hartland
Thomas MAHON b. 1701 Strokestown, Rosc.
=Jane BRANDON (Dau. of Lord Brandon)
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1st Lord Hartland
Maurice MAHON b. 1738 Rev Thomas MAHON b. 1740 Jane MAHON b. 2 Girls
=Catherine CASHELL m. 1765 =Honora KELLY =Col.George KNOX b. 1725
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2nd Lord Hartland Maj. Denis MAHON d. 5 Nov 1847 Col.Thomas KNOX b. 1763
Thomas MAHON b. 1766 =Henrietta BATHURST
=Catherine TOPPING m. 1811
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3rd Lord Hartland Grace Catherine MAHON b. abt. 1833 Strokestown
Maurice MAHON b. 1772 =Henry Sandford PAKENHAM m. 11 Mar 1847
=Jane Isabella HUME (Dean of St.Patrick’s Dublin 1845 to 1864)
Declared insane 1823
On the death of the 3rd Lord Hartland his nephew
Maj. Denis Mahon inherited his estates, the rental being about 10,000 pounds.
On the murder of Maj. Mahon the estates were inherited by Rev. Henry Pakenham. (The Cork Examiner November 1847)
George Knox was a local Crown agent for an area including Ballykilcline on Lord Hartland’s estate.
These are extracts sent by James Small, the husband of Sorel Corfield. There is the main body of the text with newspaper extracts in the side lines.
He added some corrections
Arthur (see p153) was born 28 April 1812, and baptised 20 ?? 1812, Bridewell, and again on 19 May 1817, St Mary Marylebone.*" He went to the East India College in 1828, which had been founded in 1806, to provide education for ??C students. Arthur married Jane Grayston on 20 October ???5 at the British Embassy Chapel, Paris; and they had two children: Helen, baptised 16 November 1838 at St Martin Moor?gate, London; and John. Jane died in 1839 and Arthur married Dora Taylor, having a son, Arthur John Grant, born ??2. Arthur had joined the Bombay Civil Service and lived in Bombay 1836-62. On his return to England the family lived at 21 St Stephen's Sq, Westbourne Park, Middlesex, and he died 18 November 1902, leaving £4617 in ??ief Will naming Dora as sole beneficiary. Helen died in ???8 in London. Dora died at St Stephen's Sq, 9 January leaving £69,356 in her Will which mentioned her daughter, Maria Jane (Mrs George Smith). From 1863-69, Arthur J G Corfield attended his father's old school (founded as Haileybury College in 1862). He became a solicitor in 1883 and practised in Bayswater, London, before moving to Brighton, and lived at 7 Freshfield Place, dying 27 April 1937 at the Municipal Hospital.
Septimus Infelix (see p153) was born 21 March 1813, and baptised 19 March 1817, St Mary Marylebone, London. He served in the 39th Madras NI, and died in 1847 at Ootacamund (Ooty), a hill station where the Governors of Madras used to stay, leaving money in Chancery. An account of the cemetery noted: 'This is the old British cemetery that Richard Burton said was already "so extensive, so well marked" when he came to Ootacamund in 1847 that it made "shudder to look at it", and it must have grown for many years after that ... Twenty to thirty-five is a big age group among these officers of the Bengal Native Infantry, the Bombay Cavalry, the Dragoons who lie here, sometimes with ther wives and children, lined up so thickly that the paths ???n like aisles between packed hospital cots.'*12
Henry Christian Corfield, solicitor in Lincoln's Inn (see p153) was born 24 February 1830. He married Emily, daughter of Capt William Ticehurst RN, in 1861, and they had four children: William Ticehurst, born 16 November 1862; Henry Oakley, born 16 October 1864; Emily Augusta, born 7 May ???5. London; and Frederick Delapoer Beresford, born 17 August 1873, Oswestry. William, Frederick, and probably Henry, went to Oswestry Grammar School, one of the oldest surviving secular schools in England. William also attended ??on Grammar School, run by Mr H Wimble MA.
Emily 'of 18 Regent's Park Rd, Middx' died in 1885 at Osvestry. Henry died 2 February 1907, leaving £5395 in his Will. He bequeathed to his eldest son his house, his family pictures, his great-grandfather's sword, the silver salver he had been given on leaving Oswestry. He left his daughter his Life Assurance policy (£2172), leaving the residue of his property to his younger sons. He also stipulated that his son Henry, first returned to the estate the £704 he had borrowed. Emily lived in Somerset, and died 11 March 1946 at 5 Regents Park Rd, London.
William Ticehurst Corfield had been to Christ's College, Cambridge, 8 August 1881 gaining a BA in 1885 (MA 1889). He was ordained deacon in 1886, becoming a Curate at Ault Hucknall, Derbyshire and Priest at Southwe?? Nottinghamshire in 1887. William was then Curate of Long Melford, Suffolk 1889-92; Curate of Walsall, Staffordshire 1892-93; Vicar of Penkridge, 1893-1911; Perpetual Curate St Paul's, Crewe, Cheshire 1911-16; and Vicar of Great Barr near Birmingham 1916-26. He married Ellen Florence Westbury and they had three children, Michael Christian born 1894; Monica Westbury, born 1896; and Mary Joy Talbot, born 15 July 1898. William died in 1926. Ellen retired to 'The Limes', Jacob's Post, Burgess Hill, Sussex where she died 17 October 1943. Michael married Harriet Marjorie and lived at 25a Jennings Rd, Totton, Southampton, where died 10 July 1953. His widow lived at Brookfield, Blackridge Lane, Horsham, dying 7 May 1973. Mary J T Corfield lived at 44 Church St, Warnham, Sussex and died 8 July 1973.
Henry Oakley Corfield, a medical doctor, married Alice Southern in 1894, and had three children: Vera, born January 1896; Ronald Oakley, born 1898; and Henry Francis Gordon, born 1906. Henry snr died 23 March 1927, his widow, moving to 348 Aylestone Rd, Leicester, where she died 19 June 1933. Vera died 28 April 1925 at Backwell, Somerset. Gordon attended Shrewsbury School (1920-23) qualifying as a Doctor at Bristol in 1930 and practising there until his death. He married Ann* Feaver and they had two children: Cherry Patricia Oakley, born 1933; and Sorel Rosemary Ticehurst, born 1936. They were both at Crewkerne Grammar School** in 1953. His second*** wife was Gwendoline Cynthia, who became the sole beneficiary to his Will when he died 5 July 1941. Ronald Oakley Corfield emigrated to Melbourne where he married Elizabeth A Morris in 1927. Ronald died in February 1951 in Parkville Victoria, and was buried at the Necropolis, Springvale.
Corrections by James Small:
* Gwendoline Cynthia
** St Brandon’s School, Clevedon
*** His one & only wife – she disliked her real name and called herself Ann.
Frederick also went to Christ's College being awarded his BA in 1897. He was admitted as a solicitor into the Law Society in 1901, but was ordained deacon in 1905, and Priest at Chester in 1908. Frederick was Curate of Frodsham Cheshire 1905-09; Curate of Tarporley 1909-10; Curate of Nantwich 1910-12; Vicar of Weston 1912-13; Rector Church Eaton 1913-23; Chaplain to the Forces 1917-22, Vicar of Steeple with Tyneham & Grange, Dorset 1923-??. Vicar of Nettlecombe, Somerset 1927 until at least 1939. He married Gertrude Annie, who died 7 March 1929. Frederick died 8 June 1954 at Watchet, Somerset.
The Morning Post says a marriage has been arranged, and will shortly take place, between Rev William Ticehurst Corfield, MA, Vicar-designate of Penkridge. Staffordshire, eldest son of H Christian Corfield of Oswestry, Shropshire, and Ellen Florence Westbury, second daughter of the late Canon Abraham, rector of Risby, Suffolk.
Press-cutting dated 4 May 1893from F C Corfield's scrapbook.
The Times 10/6/1893. Marriages. CORFTELD ABRAHAM - June 8, at St Stephen's Westbourne Park, by the Rev C J Martyn BD, rector of Darlingworth, assisted by the Rev C T Abraham MA, vicar of Christ Church, Lichfield, and the Rev T B Harvey Brooks MA, the vicar, the Rev W Ticehurst Corfield, MA, vicar designate of Penkridge, eldest son of H Christian Corfield of Oswestry to Ellen Florence Westbury, second daughter of the latenon and the Honourable Mrs Abraham, and the grand-daughter of the first Lord Westbury.
Charles (see p150), born 7 November 1768, was Inspector General of Military Hospitals, and Surgeon, 17th Foot (The Royal Leicestershire Regt). He married Cordelia, daughter.....
The Border Counties Advertiser
Wednesday November 1898
Retirement of an Old Officer
We regret to announce that Mr H. Christian Corfield will retire from the solicitorship of the Cambrian Railways Company at the end of the present year after a period of service, almost unique in railway history. A long- experience will thus be lost to the Company, and as the family intend to leave Oswestry as soon as possible, the Town will lose an esteemed resident and a liberal supporter of all institutions connected with it. Mr Corfield was appointed solicitor to the Cambrian Company at the end of 1869 or the beginning of 1870, and he has been the colleague of no fewer than seven successive managers and of one managing director. The Honble. K C. Herbert is now the only director who was on the Board when Mr Corfield was appointed solicitor.
Mr Corfield, who is a Conservative, a Churchman and a Freemason, has from the first been a regular supporter of Holy Trinity Church, of which he has served as warden, and for upwards of twenty five years has acted as honorary secretary and treasurer, of the National Schools of the parish.
Mr Corfield, many of our readers will be interested to learn, belongs to a very ancient county family. The following extracts are from the "Shropshire Directory," under the heading of "Cardington";—“The vault of the family of Corfield, 1380-1793; once owners of estates in the parish, is under the chancel, and their arms are still to be seen on flat stones within the church, and the initials “RC. 1648” of Richard Corfield, are on an oak door in the porch.” “Chatwell was for many generations the seat of the Corfield family, who came from Corfield, in the parish of Long Staunton, in this county, and the old stone mansion still remains.''
CORFIELD-SOUTHERNS – Sept 12 at St Augustin’s Church, Bournemouth, by the Rev Canon Twells, Henry Oakley Corfield, MA and CM (Edinburgh), second son of Henry Christian Corfield, of Oswestry, to Alice, sixth daughter of the late Francis Southern, of Bishops Castle and Mre Southern, of Bryn Mawr, Bournemouth.
The Times 18/9/1894
COURTESY Sir FREDERICK CORFIELD
The Times 22/1/1896. Births. Jan 19, at The Cottage, West Town, near Bristol, the wife of Henry Oakley Corfield MB CM, of a daughter.
In connection with the name Frederick de la Poer Beresford Corfield it is interesting to note that R. de la Poer Beresford, one of the two sons of Dr Beresford of Oswestry at the school in 1878. Later he attended Wadham College, Oxford.
Richard Oakley - A History of Oswestry School (1964), p342.
The Times 27/3/1885. Deaths. On the 24th inst at Oswestry, of apoplexy, Emily, wife of Henry Christian Corfield and youngest and surviving daughter of the late Capt Ticehurst EI Navy (EI = East India?).
The Times 17/12/1926. Deaths
On Dec 14 at the Vicarage, Great barr, after much pain courageously born, the Rev William Ticehurst Corfield.
From his Blog, 15/2/11
The Hendersons of Northern Ireland are descended from James Henderson who was born at Castlereagh, County Down, in 1766.
James Henderson (1766-1834) was descended from Scottish parents. It is stated that they were from the Borders but there is no proof to either substantiate or deny this claim. James married Amelia Magill, who was born in 1771 and they were married ca 1796. They lived at Littleton, Prospect Place, Newry, County Down; and at Belle Vue, Mount Pleasant, Belfast.
James and Amelia Henderson had seven children:
James Alexander, born on the 8th June, 1797
George b 1814
Henry, b 1820.
There were three daughters, one of whom was called Isabella.
James Henderson (senior) died at Belfast on the 28th July 1834 aged 68. His wife Amelia also died at Belfast, on the 29th April 1844, aged 73.
Descendants of James and Amelia Henderson:
JAMES ALEXANDER HENDERSON (1797-1863). James Alexander married Anne Peacock on the 12th November, 1822. Anne was born at Newry on the 4th May, 1799. She was the daughter of Alexander Peacock, proprietor of the Newry Telegraph.
James later acquired the newspaper as a result of this marriage. Anne died in 1844. Five years later, on the 17th May 1849, James married secondly, his new bride being Jane Eliza Magill, nee Knox. James started his career in the newspaper business working with the Newry Telegraph and also with the Belfast News Letter.
Descendants of JAMES HENDERSON (1797-1863) and ANNE PEACOCK:
JAMES ALEXANDER HENDERSON (1823-83), whose father suggested that his eldest son, James Alexander Henderson, would make a suitable publisher and manager for the Belfast News-Letter, so he left Newry for Belfast to manage the newspaper. James Alexander Henderson became Mayor of Belfast on the 4th January 1873. He was also a Justice of the Peace and he lived at Norwood Tower, Strandtown, County Down.
The same James A Henderson, "of Norwood Tower, Ballymisert; eldest son of late James Henderson, leased the house, gate lodge & 14 acres in 1863 from David S. Ker House and farm".
James Alexander and Agnes, his wife, had ten children:
Jane, who married James Boyle
(Sir) James, b 1848.
Alexander Mackay, b 1850. Alexander married Susan Mercer Goodwood on the 26th April 1877.
Anne, who married Edward Van Brabant of Courtrai
Catherine Mackay, known as Katie; there is a memorial window to her at St Mark’s Dundela, where the Hendersons worshipped.
(Henry) Trevor, b 1862; was educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution; was knighted and became Sir Trevor Henderson, taking up residence at the family home, Norwood Tower, Strandtown; received a knighthood for his role in the Unionist election victory of 1921.
Charles Westbourne, b 1863. Charles married Daisy Scott and they had a daughter in 1916.
SIR JAMES HENDERSON
Sir James Henderson (1848-1914) was undoubtedly the most famous son of James and Agnes, becoming the first Lord Mayor of Belfast in 1898; also the first High Sheriff of the City. He is credited with the City Hall at Donegall Square in Belfast.
James was born at Mountcollyer Park, Belfast, the home of his grandfather, Alexander Mackay; took a Law degree at Trinity College, Dublin; was called to the Irish Bar in 1872; became editor of the Newry Telegraph in 1873-83.
He became Managing Proprietor of the Belfast News-Letter and Belfast Weekly News; was appointed President of the Master Printers’ Federation of Great Britain and Ireland; was made a Freeman of the City of Belfast in 1912 and he was knighted by The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland at the Viceregal Lodge, Phoenix Park, Dublin on the 12th January 1899.
Sir James Henderson lived at Oakley House, Windsor Park, Belfast. He married Martha Pollock and they had issue:
1. David Henderson, b 1881; married Florence Kirkwood in 1904, the year of his death. David and Florence had a daughter, named Vida, who married Robert Heaney.
2. James Henderson, b 1889
3. Oscar Henderson (1891-1969). James and Martha's third child was named Oscar, and he was born on the 7th October 1891. Oscar was educated at Bradfield, Osborn, and the Royal Naval College at Dartmouth. He married Alicia Mary Henry on the 4th August, 1921.
Commander Oscar Henderson DSO CVO CBE served in a destroyer during World War 1 and he was second in command of HMS Iris at the famous Battle of Zeebrugge, on the 23rd April 1918, when a British force blocked the Mole by sinking a ship across the entrance. Commander Henderson took command when the Captain was killed; and he was awarded the DSO for his part in this epic.
He became Comptroller and Private Secretary to the 3rd Duke of Abercorn, the first Governor of Northern Ireland; and was awarded a CVO and CBE for his services.
4. George York Henderson MC. He was commissioned in the Army and sadly, killed in action in France on the 22nd November 1917, just 24 years old, having been awarded a Military Cross for gallantry.
5. Richard Lilburn Henderson, b 1895. Richard married Rebecca Hobson and they adopted a daughter, named Carol, who was born on the 12th December 1947.
6. Mary Agnes Florence Elizabeth Henderson, b 1899. Mafe, as she was known (the first letters of each of her Christian names which were those of her four aunts) married J Wilfrid Haughton in 1920.
NORWOOD TOWER ©
During the 1800s the Hendersons lived at Norwood Tower, Strandtown, County Down, a fine castellated residence in its own grounds. The rambling Tudor-Revival mansion had two gate-lodges, each about a quarter of a mile apart.
The first lodge was a little beyond the entrance to Clonaver House, the Hendersons' former dower house, which was sold to James Girdwood; while the second lodge was almost opposite the entrance to Ardvarna House.
The Henderson grounds of fifty acres were extensive and extended to the top of Circular Road and Sydenham Avenue. The gate lodges were both battlemented; while the house, set in a landscaped park, was dominated by a lofty, castellated tower.
It was assumed that this house or its Dower House, Clonaver, would pass to Oscar Henderson when Florence Elizabeth, his aunt, died but she decided to leave both together with a majority holding in Belfast News Letter shares to the Musgrave (baronets) side of the family. It was a bitter blow to Oscar and his family. They could do nothing about the houses but they did succeed in buying back the News-Letter shares.
I am particularly eager to obtain a photograph of Norwood Tower. If any readers know the whereabouts of any photographs I should be most grateful.
GATE LODGE ©
Commander Oscar Henderson and his wife Alicia had two sons:
1. Captain Oscar William James (Bill) Henderson OBE DL (1924-2010). Bill was educated at Brackenber House School and Bradfield and he married Rachel Primrose Forrest the daughter of Colonel John Forrest CMG, of Belfast, on the 2nd of February 1949. They had three daughters.
2. Robert Brumwell (Brum) Henderson CBE DL (1929-2005); educated, like his brother, at Brackenber House School, Belfast, and Bradfield; took his degree at Trinity College Dublin. His first wife was Joy Duncan whom he married in 1952.
He became a career journalist in the Belfast News Letter from 1951-59; was appointed General Manager of Ulster Television Ltd. in 1959, managing Director in 1961 and Chairman in 1983-92; was appointed CBE in 1979 and an Honorary Doctorate of Literature at the Ulster University in 1982.
Brum published a number of books, including Midnight Oil (1961), A Television First (1977) and Amusing (1984). He was a Director of ITN from 1964-66.
He became a Deputy Lieutenant of Belfast, a Director of Reuters and of the Press Association and gave many years of service to the Newspaper Society. A golfer of distinction he was once runner-up in the Irish Open Championship. They had two daughters.
In 1970 Brum married secondly, Patricia Ann, daughter of Matthew Davison of Belfast. They lived at Ballynahinch, County Down.
Illustrations of Norwood Tower and Gate Lodge courtesy of the Rev McConnell Auld.
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