Aunt Janie Fitzmaurice
My Mothers Aunt, My Grandmothers Sister.
I spent summer holidays there aged 7-10.
It was burnt down by Sein Feines (Sinn
and she died of the shock 3 mths later.
Uncle Den, my motherís brother, on leave from India in the
Carbery Lumsden Egan.
She had high cheek bones and the most beautiful rosy cheeks,
snowy hair and was a much loved woman in her 70ís.
Jeanett Eganís aunt Liza Eganís sister.
The house was owned by my great grandmother's sister Jane
Fitzmaurice (nee Palmer) born 1844, married in Carlow 9/4/1864 to
Edward Fitzmaurice (father William Fitzmaurice)
[Note from Michael Purcell Sept 2011; we do not
have a record of Everton House fire in the 1920s..It is unlikely
that such an event ever took place"]
- Everton House, Everton. Springhill. Carlow
- Although it has a Carlow postal address
is located to the west of Graiguecullen/Carlow town in the
county of Laois.
Sent by Gillian Branagan and submitted by
Michael Purcell Sept 2011
Carlow Morning Post. Thursday, September
To Be Let.
- For such term as may be agreed on,
from the First of November next.
- The House, Offices, Garden, Orchard,
and Lawn of Everton, altogether about Ten Acres of Ground,
of prime Quality, which can be increased to 60 Acres, within
one mile of Carlow.
- Frank Edwards will shew the
Premises, and application to B. Hamilton, Esquire,
- August 22nd, 1822.
- From Pat Purcell Papaers c2012
The following item appeared in the The Argus newspaper on Friday
12th February 1864 in Melbourne
On the 9th inst., at Beaufort, Thomas Evans, of Towyn, Wales, to
Leonora, daughter of Henry Fitzmaurice, Esq., of Dromana, niece of
Wm. Fitzmaurice, Esq., J.P., Everton, Carlow, Ireland, and relative
of the Marquis of Lansdowne.
Reverend Bartholomew Thomas married Mary
Conner, c.1750., daughter of Daniel Conner and Margaret Slone.
He lived at Everton House, County Carlow,
Their son was the Reverend William Bartholomew Thomas (1751 -
1826). W.B. Thomas married Anna Jocelyn Davidson. He died at Carlow,
Queens County, Ireland 31 December 1826.
Rev. Dr. William Bartolomew Thomas
Marriage: Anna Jocelyn Davidson
Died: 31 Dec 1826, Carlow, Ireland aged 75
Buried: 3 Jan 1827, Castle Hill, Carlow, Ireland
Claydach, Wales (or Cloydh) Rector of Ehayddn and of Ferns.
Squire of Everton. Reverend William Bartholomew Thomas was Squire of
Everton in Queens County, Ireland. He was also Rector of Clodagh, a
parish across the River Barr to the east of Everton and thereby in
BIOGRAPHY: Educated by Mr Jessop, and entered Trinity College
Dublin on 1 November 1767. BA in 1772. He was ordained at Ossory
(Kilkenny) on 13 July 1783. He was curate at Cloydagh and Slaty
Carlow in 1786, and Chaplain to the troops in Carlow in 1800. He
became a Doctor of Divinity of TCD on 15 September 1797.
BURIAL: His funeral was held at St Mary's Carlow on 3 January
1827. He was buried in the cemetry on the Castle hill in Carlow -
the old cemetery before the re-building of St Mary's in 1832.
William married Anna Jocelyn Davidson, daughter of Jocelyn
Davidsonand Barbara Baker. (Anna Jocelyn Davidson was born in 1749.)