The Devenish Family

Elizabeth Frances (Devenish) Waller

known as "Fairy"

Birth: 7 May 1887, in Carrick on Shannon district, county Roscommon, Ireland

Father: Robert Devenish

Mother: Katherine Maria (Russell) Devenish

Married: William Jocelyn de Warrenne Waller on 12 January 1911, in St Peters, Dublin, Ireland. William was born on 25 August 1877, in Borrisokane district, county Tipperary, the son of George Arthur Waller and Sarah Harriett (Atkinson) Waller. He was educated in Tasmania. He was a farmer, of Prior Park, and Nenagh, county Tipperary, and a JP. He died in 1967.

Death: 7 February 1982

Census:
1911: Priorpark, Cloghprior, county Tipperary

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John Devenish

known as "Jack"

Birth: 18 November 1883

Father: Robert Devenish

Mother: Katherine Maria (Russell) Devenish

Married: Amy Lewis on 5 June 1910, in Boksburg, Transvaal, Union of South Africa. Amy was the daughter of F.W. Lewis, of the Cape colony.

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Robert Devenish

Rush Hill
Rush Hill
of Rush Hill, county Roscommon and Clonteem, on the Roscommon side of the Shannon, near Drumsna, county Leitrim

Birth: 8 October 1859, in county Roscommon, Ireland

Father: John Devenish

Mother: Elizabeth Frances (Jones) Devenish

Married: Katherine Maria Russell on 11 November 1882, in Alderney, Channel Islands, by special license. Robert and Katherine eloped.

Children: Occupation: Clerk of Petty Sessions (the clerk of petty sessions was a legal advisor to a district magisrate)

Death: 29 January 1927, in Drumsna, county Leitrim, Ireland, aged 67

Buried: Old Aughrim cemetery, Aughrim, county Roscommon, Ireland

Census:
1901: Cloonteem, Kilmore, county Roscommon: Robert Devenish, aged 41, a Clerk of Petty Sessions, is the Head of Household. Also in the household are Kate Devenish is aged 41, born in county Meath, Thomas Devenish, aged 9, and Nannie Daly, aged 18, a servant.
1911: Drumsna Town, Annaduff, county Leitrim

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Robert Devenish

Birth: 12 September 1885, in Carrick on Shannon district, county Leitrim, Ireland

Father: Robert Devenish

Mother: Katherine Maria (Russell) Devenish

Married: Clemence Jones in Harrismith, Orange River Colony.

Notes: Robert and Clemence did not have children

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Thomas Samuel Devenish

Birth: 4 September 1891, in Cloonteem, Kilmore, county Roscommon, Ireland

Father: Robert Devenish

Mother: Katherine Maria (Russell) Devenish

Married: Blanche Root on 18 November 1916, in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Blanche was born on 4 November 1893, and died in February 1979 in Hamilton county, Ohio.

Occupation: Merchant

Death: 3 April 1989, aged 98

Notes: Thomas emigrated to the United States aboard the Mauretania arriving in New York on 7 June 1912. Thomas is recorded as born in Cloonteem, single, aged 20, a merchant from Drumsna. His nearest relative is given as his father, Robert Devenish, of Drumsna, county Leitrim. Thomas's destination is given as Cincinnati, Ohio, to join his cousin, James Gambler, of Redwood, Cincinnati. Thomas gives his height as 6 foot 3 inches, with fair complexion, red hair and grey eyes.

Census:
1901: Cloonteem, Kilmore, county Roscommon: Thomas Devenish is aged 9. The Head of Household is Robert Devenish, aged 41, a Clerk of Petty Sessions. Also in the household are Kate Devenish, aged 41, born in county Meathand Nannie Daly, aged 18, a servant.
1911: Drumsna Town, Annaduff, county Leitrim

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