Extract from the Carlow Sentinel, 26 November
DEATH OF HENRY WATTERS, Esq., J.P.
WE have to record the death of
this respected gentleman, which took place at his
residence, Staplestown, on Tuesday, the 21st
November 1864, aged 74 years. The deceased, who had
been for some time in a delicate state of health,
survived his late wife by a period of only a few
He was the son of the late Philip Watters,
of Carlow, and received, we believe, his first
education at the celebrated school of the
Shackleton's at Ballitore. In Easter Term, 1816, he
was called to the bar, but never devoted himself to
the practice of that profession, contenting himself
with the discharge of his duties as a resident
country gentleman and magistrate.
For the greater
portion of his latter years he was a constant
attendant at the Carlow Petty Sessions, where he
usually presided as Chairman. The last occasion upon
which he acted in his official capacity was in the
month of May, 1863, when he filled the chair as
Senior Justice at the election of our present
respected County Treasurer. The deceased left no
issue. His remains were interred at Staplestown on
The mention of his education may
be of interest. This 1864 article refers to the
celebrated school of the Shackleton's at Ballitore.
In Henry's Alumni Dublinenses entry for admission in
1806, when he'd have been 16, credit for his
education is given to a Mr O'Callaghan of Carlow.
Whether O'Callaghan was a teacher at Shackleton's I
Henry's father, Philip Watters, had
been a Carlow magistrate before him.
Bill Webster. Sydney
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