Michael Purcell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Robert Clayton Browne 1836 - 1906.
Death of Robert Clayton Browne, Esquire.
regret we announce the death of Mr Robert Clayton Browne, which occurred
on Friday 14th December 1906, at his temporary residence, Green Ville,
near this town.
gentleman, who was unmarried, was born 3rd May, 1838, and was the third
and youngest son of the late Robert Clayton Browne, Esquire, D.L., of
Browne's Hill, Carlow, by Harriette-Agusta, third daughter of the late
Hans Hamilton, Esquire, Lord of the Manor of Carlow, and for many years
Member of Parliament for County Dublin.
delicate health Robert did not at any time take an active part in the
public affairs of his native county, but was a zealous and earnest
friend of every philanthropic and charitable movement, and a generous
supporter of the Church of Ireland at and after its disestablishment.
and generous in disposition he enjoyed the love and esteem of a large
circle of relatives and friends by whom, as well as by the general
community, his death, which occurred after a long illness, borne with
patient resignation, is deeply deplored.
the interment took place in the family burial ground in Killeshin. The
remains were enclosed in a suite of lead-lined coffins, were brought
into Carlow Church, where the first portion of the solemn burial service
was read by the Very Rev. Dean Finlay and the Ven. Archdeacon Hatchell.
special Lesson, the Hymn "Lead Gently Light" was sung, and as the coffin
was borne out of the church, the Dead March was played.
mourners were Mr William Browne-Clayton, D.L., brother; Major
Browne-Clayton, Mr D.R. Pack-Beresford, D.L., Mr Reynell Pack-Beresford
and Mr Hugh Pack-Beresford, nephews.
Michael Purcell <email@example.com>
William Browne-Clayton 1835-1907.
[transcribed by Michael Purcell, April, 2013]
The Carlow Sentinel.
Death of Mr William Browne Clayton J.P., D.L.
sincere regret, shared by the entire community, we record the death,
after a brief illness, of Mr William Browne-Clayton, which occurred on
Sunday last, at his residence, Browne's Hill, Carlow, in his 72nd year.
time past the deceased gentleman was not in robust health, but up to
within a fortnight of his demise he discharged his various private and
magisterial duties, when he was seized with an acute attack of
influenza, which developed into heart trouble, to which he succumbed,
despite the unremitting care of his medical adviser, Dr Kidd.
event , which was unexpected, and cast a gloom over the locality, is
intensified by the fact that little more than three weeks previously he
was chief mourner at the funeral of his younger and only surviving
brother, Mr Robert Clayton Browne, whose death was recorded in our issue
of the 22nd February.
Browne-Clayton was the eldest son of the late Mr Robert Clayton Brown of
Browne's Hill, by Harriette- Agusta, third daughter of the late Hans
Hamilton, for many years M.P. for County Dublin.
born 20th November, 1835, and was descended from the family of Browne,
seated in Essex since 1422, a branch of which settled in Carlow about
married on the 10th January, 1867, Caroline, daughter of the late Mr
John Watson Barton, of Staplestown Park, Yorkshire, who with two
surviving sons and nine daughters mourn the loss of a devoted husband
and a fond father.
the other relations of life - as a resident and popular landed
proprietor, an impartial magistrate, an efficient member of the several
local public bodies, he won the esteem of all sections of the community.
churchman he took an active part in its reconstruction, and rendered
valuable service as a member of the Diocesan Synod and Council, and was
a liberal contributor to its funds, as well as a warm supporter of its
mark of respect to his memory as one of the oldest magistrates of the
county and sympathy with his family in their bereavement, the Carlow
Petty Sessions Court was adjourned on Monday.
succeeded by his eldest son, Major Browne-Clayton.
Funeral took place on Wednesday from Browne's Hill, and was attended by
a large concourse, which included representatives of the principal
county families and townspeople generally.
remains were encased in a suite of lead-lined coffins, the outer one of
polished oak, bearing the inscription "William Browne-Clayton, died 13th
January 1907, aged 71 years." It was borne to and from the hearse by
employees on the estate.
mournful procession passed through Carlow all the business houses along
the route were closed as a testimony to the esteem in which the deceased
gentleman was held.
remains were brought into Carlow Church where the first portion of the
solemn funeral service was performed by the Very Rev. Dean Finlay
(representing the Right Rev Bishop of the Diocese, who was unable to
attend owing to a previous important engagement), the Ven Archdeacon
Hatchell, and the Rev A.A. Markham, of St Jude's, Liverpool, nephew of
service included the singing of the Hymn "Lead kindly Light", and as the
coffin was borne into and from the church the Funeral March was played.
procession then proceeded to the Killeshin Cemetery, where interment
took place in a brick-lined grave, Dean Finlay conducting the grave-side
following were the chief mourners :- Major Browne-Clayton (son), Mr
T.H.B. Ruttledge, D.L.; Mr Pease, Colonel Johnston, Captain Hall,
(sons-in-law), Mr D. R. Pack-Beresford, D.L.; Captain Pack-Beresford, Mr
Reynell Pack-Beresford, Mr Hugh Pack-Beresford, Mr Philip Hope and Rev
A.A. Markham (nephews).
beautiful wreaths were sent, and a massive floral cross, from the family
of the deceased, which was interred with the coffin.
funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr Edwin Boake, Carlow.
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