Occupation: Adam was a captain in the
Wexford militia. He was made a lieutenant in the Wexford militia on 9
September 1799, and Quartermaster on 26 August 1803.
1798 Rebellion And Waterford Chapter 15
Extracts From Contemporary Letters (Willie Fraher, 2001)
Letter written by Mrs Mary Cooke (wife of Rev John Cooke rector of
Tramore) of Woodlands, 4 miles east of Waterford City, to her mother Mrs
Sutton who had fled to Wales at the outbreak of the rebellion. It was
written between the 6th and 8th June 1798.
...Thursday, June 7th ...
I have got up my spirits a little to-day an express arrived in Waterford
last night that Genl. Johnstone had joined Ld. Blaney and completely
routed one Camp of the Rebels, Carrigburne. Adam Glascott was wounded in
the shoulder, He and one of the Bulgers going with the express from Ross
to Waterford on Friday: Two expresses had been cut off, but Bulger
fortunately got in with it.
Notes: of Portobello, county Wexford
Death: April 1816
Buried: 22 April 1816, in Whitechurch,
county Wexford, Ireland
The Foreign Office List, forming a complete British
Diplomatic and Consular Handbook p89 (1865) GLASCOTT, COMMANDER ADAM GIFFORD,
entered the Royal Navy, October 12, 1821; served on the Coast of Ireland
from that period till November 1824; served on the South American Station
from 1825 till 1829, during a part of which time was attached to the
Survey of the Coasts of Patagonia, Terra del Fuego, and the Straits of
Magellan; served on the Coast of Africa and West Indies from 1829 till
1830; was attached to the Survey of the Grecian Archipelago, Coasts of
Greece, Macedonia, Thrace, and Asia Minor, from 1832 till 1837. In the
Spring of 1838 examined and reported upon the Coast of Lazistan, between
Trebizond and Batoom, and surveyed the latter port. In the summer of 1838
accompanied Mr. Consul Brant, of Erzeroom, on a tour through Koordistan,
made to examine into the resources and state of that country; returned to
England in 1839. In 1840 was appointed Assistant Surveyor to Mr. (now Sir
R. H.) Schomburgk, Commissioner for Surveying and Marking out the
Boundaries of British Guiana; resigned the appointment in 1841, and became
one of the Sworn Surveyors of that colony; was promoted to the rank of
Lieutenant, November 23 1841; returned to England in 1845. In 1848 was
appointed Surveyor to the British Commission under Colonel (now
Lieut-General Sir William) Williams for the Settlement of the
Turco-Persian Boundary: since the return of that officer to England in
1853 the charge of the Commission has devolved on him. In November 1857
the Commission was removed from Constantinople to St. Petersburgh, in
order to facilitate its proceedings with the Officers of the Imperial
Russian Staff, and in 1863 it was removed to London. Was promoted to the
rank of Commander in the Royal Navy, July 1, 1864. Is a Fellow of the
Royal Geographical Society.
Adam's real interest was in surveying. While serving on the South American
Station from 1825 till 1829, he was attached to the Survey of the Coasts of
Patagonia, Terra del Fuego, and the Straits of Magellan; From 1832 until
1837 Adam was attached to the Survey of the Grecian Archipelago, Coasts of
Greece, Macedonia, Thrace, and Asia Minor and in the Spring of 1838 he
examined and reported upon the Coast of Lazistan, between Trebizond and
Batoom, and surveyed the latter port. In 1838 he accompanied James Brant,
consul at Erz-Rúm, on a journey through Kurdistan from Erz-Rúm to Músh,
surveying and mapping the route. Brant's full account of the journey was
reported in The journal of the Royal Geographical Society of
London vol 10 pp341-430 (1840): My arrangements being completed, and the weather
having become apparently settled, after a late and wet spring, I left
Erẓ-Rúm on the 16th of June, 1838, accompanied by Mr. Adam Gifford
Glascott, of her Majesty's navy, who had volunteered to make a map of our
route, and my surgeon, Dr. Edward Dalzel Dickson...
The journey in what is now eastern Turkey, took them from the city now named
Erzurum (then Erẓ-Rúm), to Muş (Músh), a detour to Elazığ (Kharpút), then on
to Bitlis, Van, an ascent of Seiban Tagh (Sapán Tágh), the second highest
peak in the region after Mount Ararat - becoming the first Europeans to do
so, then to Doğubeyazıt (Báyazíd), as close as they could come to Mount
Ararat, and back to Erzurum. They travelled about 900 miles on this journey.
On the ascent of Sapán Tágh, many of the party fell ill, probably due to a
combination of altitude sickness and volcanic gases. p409 We all felt unpleasant effects from our ascent,
and the Kurds said everybody experienced the same, which they attributed
to the weight of the air. Dr. Dickson was quite sick at the stomach; Mr.
Glascott so giddy that he could not continue taking his bearings without
every few minutes quitting his work to rest; I had an intense headache;
two persons were so affected that they could not proceed beyond the foot
of the cone; one who mounted it descended at once, and on getting back
vomited violently; even those who remained with the horses suffered from
pain in the head. This could not have arisen from the mere height of the
mountain, but might be occasioned by the escape of some gas from the
crater; although, if so, it was quite imperceptible. Our barometer failed
us at the top of the mountain: the mercury had long been gradually
escaping from the tube; but we had hoped by care to have been able to
preserve it in a sufficiently effective state to assist our ascertaining
the height: however, so much air had got into the mercury that no
dependence could be placed on it.
On the return from Báyazid to Erẓ-Rúm, a day's ride from their destination,
the party was robbed: p430 During the night we were robbed: Dr. Dickson lost
all his clothes, Mr. Glascott his clothes and surveying instruments. The
Beg was informed of the robbery, but no detection followed. The thieves
were skilful and bold: they drew the curtain-pegs, and from under it drew
out the things: many were in contact with Mr Glascott's bed, but neither
he nor any individual of our numerous party heard the thieves, and the
loss was not discovered till the next morning. We had had two guards to
watch during the night, but they pretended not to have heard anything, and
they must either have been asleep or accomplices with the robbers. Some
months afterwards the principal part of the loss was repaid by the Beg,
through a requisition to the Páshá.
Adam added this note concerning the map he drew of Kurdistan: pp433-4
(1840) Note respecting the Map of Kurdistán.
By Mr. GLASCOTT, R.N.
The map of Kurdistán, on the scale of 6 inches to a degree, though
not entitled to consideration as a document of strict accuracy, yet will,
I trust, be found sufficient to elucidate the geography of the tract of
country which it embraces.
The instruments at my disposal were a Theodolite and
pocket-Chronometer, kindly supplied me by Lieut. Graves, now in command of
the survey of the Grecian Archipelago, and a Sextant by Cary, graduated to
The map is constructed on a basis of twenty-two astronomical
positions; of these, the Latitudes of thirteen are deduced from
observations of the pole-star, and computed according to the rule
published in the Nautical Almanac; three are deduced from the mean of the
method just mentioned, and circum-meridional Altitudes of the sun; two are
from circum-meridional Altitudes of the sun alone; and one (that of
Báyazíd) from equal altitudes of the same body, which, of course, is to be
considered but as approximate; the other three approximates, viz. Mezirah,
Chevlí, and Kháss Kóï, were deduced from observations of the sun off the
The Meridian Distances were measured by Chronometer, and applied to
Erẓ-Rúm, adopting the Longitude of that place, deduced from the
observations of the officers of the Imperial Russian Staff, as correct.
The route is laid down from Magnetic Bearings taken with the
Theodolite at every turn of the road, corrected for Variation, and the
Distances are deduced from time carefully noted on my arrival at and
departure from each station.
Although on the route from Músh to Mezirah no astronomical
observations were taken, yet my road book gave the Latitude of the latter
place within one minute, and the Longitude within seven of the
astronomical position; these errors I applied proportionally to each
station from whence bearings and distances had been noted, and the change
in the positions of some of the towns on that route, by so doing, was
scarcely perceptible. Wherever the distances by my road-book fell short
between two positions astronomically fixed, which they invariably did, I
always adopted the method of proportioning above alluded to.
On reference to the map it will be perceived that a great portion
of our route round the Lake of Ván was contiguous to its shores, and in
many instances so close as to enable me to sketch their sinuosities with
tolerable accuracy. I had an opportunity of ascertaining from the summit
of Sapán Tágh the contours of those parts which from the direction of the
road I was prevented visiting, and of obtaining tangents to the principal
points and bends of the bays; so that on the whole the general shape of
the Lake has been satisfactorily ascertained.
The meridian distances of the positions on the shores of the Lake
with respect to Ván, deserve some degree of confidence, as the difference
of Longitude by Chronometer between it and El-jiváz (the last station at
which I observed) agreed within 30" of that deduced from their Latitudes
and an Azimuth.
The position of the summit of Sapán Tágh was ascertained by
Azimuths taken at Ván, Arnis, and Ardísh; but as my Theodolite in point of
accuracy was not what was to be desired, I have omitted inserting it in
the table of astronomical positions.
A. G. GLASCOTT, Royal Navy.
15th July, 1839.
Adam returned to England from Turkey in 1839, his arrival noted in The Athenæum 26 October 1839 p813 We have also the pleasure to announce the
arrival in this country, of Mr. A. G. Glascott, R.N., who during the last
two years has been travelling, chiefly in company with Mr. Consul Brant,
in Armenia and Turkish Kurdistán, and has had an opportunity of collecting
much geographical information respecting that little known country. In the
course of their journey, as we are informed, the party examined the valley
of the Murád
Sú, or Eastern Euphrates, made a trigonometric survey of the lake of Van;
ascended the Supan Dágh,
which reaches an elevation of upwards of 9,000 feet above the sea, and
which, according to Armenian tradition, was the resting place of Noah's
Ark; and were enabled to complete a very fine map of a large portion of
the neighbouring districts. Mr Glascott was also, we believe, to have
accompanied Mr. Pashley in his travels in Crete, in 1836, but was
prevented by illness, which is much to be regretted, as we should probably
have been spared the copy of a bad French map, which now disfigures an
otherwise beautiful work.
In 1840 Adam was given leave by the Admiralty to join Sir Robert Schomburgk
as assistant surveyor on an expedition to map and survey the boundaries of
Britsh Guiana. The Guiana Boundary Expedition surveyed the Waini, Barima,
Amacura, Barama and Cuyuni rivers for the first time.
Schomburgk, Glascott and others left London for Georgetown, British Guiana
on 19 December 1840: Travels in British Guiana p8 (Richard
In spite of the eagerness and haste with which our preparations were
carried out, it was nevertheless the 19th December before we could leave
London. The expedition, consisting of my brother as commander.
Marine-Lieutenant Glascott as assistant, Mr. Hancock as secretary, Mr.
Walton as artist, and myself as volunteer, travelled by passenger-Bteamer
to Gravesend to catch the good barque "Cleopatra" that was to convey us to
the goal of our wishes : she had already been tugged there by steamer from
the West India Docks where she had been freighted.
In Georgetown, preparing for the expedition, Richard Schomburgk contracted
yellow fever and had been left for dead until Adam detected signs of life: Travels in British Guiana p59 (Richard
In spite of four of the best medical men being in continual attendance,
and of everything being done to avert the onset of the last stage of the
disease, this nevertheless took place on the afternoon of the fourth day.
With the appearance of the black vomit consisting of a coffee-like
evacuation that now set in and at the same time indicated the initial
internal disintegration, the doctors gave me up as past help. The
breathing and the heart-beats were no longer noticeable and all had left
the death-chamber. Mr. Glascott then returned to the room, laid his hand
again upon my heart, bent his face once more over my mouth and still found
breath. The quickly recalled medicoes renewed their operations and the
blood suddenly burst from mouth and nose to such an extent that it was six
hours before it could be arrested. The hope of recovery was again awakened
in my brother, and the doctor's "if your brother survives till midnight,
there is hope," after cessation of the bleeding, were the first words of
consolation from the self confident and well-known Dr. Smith. I lived over
midnight and was also for twenty years the first case in Georgetown that
had survived an attack of yel- low fever after onset of the black vomit,
Venezuela-British Guiana boundary arbitration p77
(1898) Report of Sir Robert H. Schomburgk, on
the Surveys of the Boundary Commission, June 22, 1841.
[Reprinted from Blue Book, No. 5, pp. 1-10.] River Manari, a tributary of the Barima,
June 22, 1841.
Sir, In conformance with the plan which I had the honour to place
before your Excellency, and which received your Excellency's approbation,
the Boundary Expedition under my command, composed of the individuals
mentioned in the accompanying document, left Georgetown on the afternoon
of the 19th of April in the schooner "Home," which had been chartered for
the purpose of conveying us to the Waini, or Guiania. After a stormy
passage, which the vessel and her crew appeared to be but ill calculated
to meet, we arrived in the afternoon of the 21st of April at the mouth of
the Waini, where I resolved on disembarking our baggage, and selected a
bank composed of sand and shells, heaved up by the sea, as the site of our
camp. With the exception of some of our provisions, which were damaged,
all our other baggage was disembarked in good order.
I resolved on remaining at the mouth of the Waini a sufficient
length of time to enable me to fix the geographical situation of that
point with with some precision, and also for the purpose of ascertaining
to what extent the entrance of the river was navigable. I accordingly
commenced a survey, and with the assistance of Mr. Glascott, completed it
by the 31st [sic] of April.
... pp80-1 The situation of the River Barima, near its
mouth, offered various difficulties to fix on a base-line for its survey.
I resolved, therefore, to determine the respective distances of some of
its chief points from each other by intervals noted by chronometer between
the flashes and reports of guns fired from three stations. Mr.
Superintendent King offered his services to the Assistant-Surveyor, Mr.
Glascott, in firing the guns on the 18th of May, when, I am sorry to say,
he experienced much temporary injury by the explosion of one of them. I
was at first apprehensive for his sight; but am now happy that my fears on
that score are entirely removed. Our survey of the Barima was finished by
the 19th of May;
The unsettled state of the weather during the period we encamped at the
Barima made our astronomical observations very precarious. Mr. Glascott
and myself, however, succeeded in flxing the situation of our camp to our
satisfaction; but, as much as I should have liked to extend the survey of
the mouth of the Barima to the Boca de Navios of the Orinoco, the
unfavourable weather, the ill state of health of my crew, and the delay
which would have been connected with it, prevented me from executing a
work which, although my instructions did not point out such an
undertaking, would have found every excuse by its general usefulness to
navigation, if the circumstances had been more favourable.
We left the mouth of the River Barima on the 20th of May, and
arrived at Cumaka, which we had selected as our depôt, the following day.
The exposure to the heavy rains which had set in did not fail to
show its influence on the crew; and five were reported on the sick list.
The 27th of May arrived, therefore, before we could start for the Amacura.
Mr. Glascott, the assistant-surveyor being indisposed, he remained at
Cumaka, and I was only accompaied by Mr Echlin.
On leaving Cumaka, and considering the present journey as a pioneering
expedition, I had only provided myself with a chronometer, a sextant, an
artificial horizon, and prismatic compass. The unfavourble state of the
weather enabled me only to procure observations of the sun for the
chronometer on the morning of the 6th of June, and ten days having elapsed
without any intermediate observations, I could not depend upon its rate.
However. I had desired Mr. Glascott, who, in consequence of indisposition,
had remained at Cumaka, to fire, at 6 o'clock on the evening of the 6th of
June, three guns, which we distinctly heard at Assecuru. We thus procured
the direct compass bearing of Cumaka, and, combined with my observations
for latitude, I received as result the difference of longitude between
Cumaka and Assecuru.
I was fortunate enough to procure here, and at the Upper Amacura, a
large supply of Indian provisions, for which we paid, to the full
satisfaction of the Indians, in such articles as they most desired, namely
cutlasses knives, calico, salempores, beads, &c. The provisions which
we had brought with us from Georgetown being nearly exhausted, this supply
was very welcome, and as I had received information from Mr. Glascott and
his party at Cumaka that they were short of provisions, I despatched a
large supply by two small canoes across the portage of Yarikita.
... p97 Report of Sir Robert H. Schomburgk, on
the Surveys of the Boundary Commission, August, 1841.
[Reprinted from Blue Book, No. 5, pp. 11-21.]
The party under my command left Cumaka, where we had sojourned for
some time, as detailed in my former report, on the 13th of June; and
having arrived at the junction of the Aruka with the Barima, we continued
the ascent of the latter river in an east-south-eastern direction.
... pp101-2 I was anxious to examine the Barima beyond its
falls. I started, accordingly, on the 24th of June in a small canoe,
accompanied by Mr. Glascott, the assistant-surveyor, and Mr. Echlin, the
artist of the expedition; and, descending the Manari for a short distance,
we reached the Barima by two of those natural canals (the Taima and
Ataima) which so frequently connect rivers having a parallel course in
these swampy regions. The almost continual torrents of rain which we had
had for some weeks, had caused the Barima to overflow its banks, and we
found the current running at the rate of from 4 to 4½ miles an hour; our
progress was consequently slow. A short distance above the off-flow which
connects the Barima and Manari, we visited a Warrau settlement called Emu,
where we admired a gigantic bamboo, several hundred yards in
The party had now reached further up the headwaters of the Barima than any
Europeans had done before: Travels in British Guiana p162-3(Richard
Although we had already here and there in the Barima at Manari mouth seen
exposed large fine-grained sand-stone rocks which the Indians used for
sharpening their knives and axes on, they were nevertheless so isolated as
to offer no hindrance to the of boats, and tlie important cataract
Mekorerussa, which the party reached in the afternoon, accordingly
constituted the first but at the same time insurmountable stoppage : up to
this point the Barinia would offer the most suitable highway for steamers.
According to the concurring statements of the Indians, my brother and Mr.
Glascott were the first white people who had ever penetrated so far, a
statement that was confirmed by the fact that the course of the Barima
proved to be quite different from what had hitherto been laid down in the
maps. This observation determined them to continue their trip so far as
the bed of the stream allowed. Fall now followed upon Fall, the largest of
which the Indians called Uropocari. Although the river maintained its
previous breadth, it nevertheless proved actually full of granite, until
quartz, regularly disposed in layers, soon after made its appearance on
the surface. During the course of the following day, after passing the
mouth of many a moderately large stream in the Barima, particularly the
Wanama and Mehokawaina, an insurmountable obstacle presented itself to
their, further progress in the innumerable trees which, tumbled one over
the other, crossed the river in all directions. They accordingly gave up.
the corial with which Mr. Glascott remained behind, my brother continuing
on foot in the company of several Indians.
Venezuela-British Guiana boundary arbitration p104
(1898) I found it now advisable to discontinue the
ascent in corials, as numerous trees which had fallen across the Barima
would have thrown the greatest difficulties in the way of any farther
attempt to advance with the boats.
After having marked three trees with Her Majesty's initials, I left
Mr. Glascott in charge of the camp which we had formed at the junction of
the two rivers, and having armed the most effective of the crew with
cutlasses and axes, we pathed a way through entangled brushes and swamps,
following the left bank of the Barima.
... p105 We reached on the following day, the camp at the
junction of the two rivers, where Mr, Glascott, during our absence had
only succeeded in taking meteorological observations, the unfavourable
weather having prevented him from determining its geographical position
Having once more reached the corials, we floated down the river,
and our return was rapid. While it had taken us 6 days to ascend from
Manari to the Mokohawaina, we accomplished our return in 2½ days.
An Indian messenger awaited us here from the Lower Barima with the
news that a party of Venezuelans, headed by the Commandant of the Orinoco,
had proceeded to the mouth of the Barima and the Amacura and cut down the
boundary posts which, in the execution of the service confided to me, I
had planted there.
How far this information was founded in truth I cannot assert.
However, the appearance of these boats, which were said to be armed, had
created a panic among the Indians, and those of the Rivers Aruka and
Amacura were fled into the woods.
Our departure from Manari was delayed in consequence of the
indisposition of the first coxswain, Peterson; and Mr. Echlin, attached as
artist to the Expedition, but to whom, from his study of medicine and bis
knowledge of the diseases of the colony, the medical treatment of our sick
had been entrusted, reported that, in consequence of serious
indisposition, Peterson would be unable to journey with us overland. From
the information which I had procured, the road promised to be of the most
fatiguing description, and I was anxious that the chronometers, of which
two had hitherto preserved a fair rate, should reach safely the coast
regions, in order to prove by re-measurement of Georgetown how far the
observation taken by their means were to be trusted, I desired Mr.
Glascott, the Assistant-Surveyor, to proceed with the coxswain by water to
the coast, while Mr, Echlin and the men best fitted for such an
undertaking were to accompany me overland to the River Cuyuni. I had
another object in view in sending Mr. Glascott by the route alluded to,
as, should the weather have proved favourable, he might be enabled to
determine by astronomical observations some of the more important points
on the coast.
After returning to Georgetown, Schomburgk planned a second expedition, this
time to survey the Brazilian frontier. Adam wanted no part of it, and
resigned. Robert's brother, Richard Schomburgk wrote in Travels in British Guiana p213 (Richard
Within a few days after arrival our hitherto fellow travellers, Lieut.
Glascott and Secretary Hancock, tendered their resignations to my brother
and the Governor. Both had been none too pleased wit hthe perils and
hardships of an expedition like ours, and as the most dangerous of the
journeys were still to be performed they thought it wiser to withdraw
before they started. Glascott intended settling in Georgetown as a Land
Surveyor, especially as Emancipation had brought about considerable
changes in the relations of property and opened a profitable field for his
Adam remained in British Guiana and became one of the Sworn Surveyors of
that colony. He returned to England in 1845 and in 1848 was appointed
Surveyor to the British Commission under Colonel (now Lieut-General Sir
William) Williams for the Settlement of the Turco-Persian Boundary.
Lady Sheil wrote of meeting Adam in Constantinople in 1850: Glimpses of life and manners in Persia pp298-9
(Mary Sheil, 1856) We were met in the harbour of Constantinople by
Lieutenant Glascott, of the Royal Navy, attached to the Perso-Turkish
Frontier Commission, who kindly brought to meet us two nice caiques, and
had carriages ready for us on the shore to take us to the hotel.
When Williams returned to England in 1853 the charge of the Commission
devolved on Adam. In November 1857 the Commission was removed from
Constantinople to St. Petersburgh, in order to facilitate its proceedings
with the Officers of the Imperial Russian Staff, and in 1863 it was removed
to London. From the gulf to Ararat: an expedition through
Mesopotamia and Kurdistan pp10-11 (Gilbert Ernest
Hubbard, 1917): Even Colonel Williams' official report is not
extant, as that valuable record of four years' arduous toil, having
reached England, had the misfortune to be dropped overboard near
Gravesend, and found a sepulchre in the mud of the Thames. Negotiations
continued after the Commission's return to Constantinople for rather more
than a year, when the Crimean War broke out and brought them to an abrupt
When the war was over the frontier question was almost at once
resumed. The first thing to do was to make a large-scale map of the
frontier zone. For this purpose Commander Glascott, R.N., who had made the
British survey, went to St Petersburg, where he and the Russian surveyors
worked at their respective maps till 1865. When at last the maps were
ready they were - apparently for the first time - compared, the result
being that by the time eight out of the seventeen sheets which composed
each set had been examined, four thousand discrepancies in names, places,
&c., were discovered. As it was clearly useless for the purpose in
question to have two maps which were so very discordant, the surveyors
returned to their drawing tables and, by some surprising feat of
cartography, so manipulated the two versions as to produce a single copy
known henceforth by the euphemistic title of the Carte
Identique. This map, executed on a scale of one inch to a mile,
was completed in 1869, just twenty years after the first surveys were
begun, - its English co-author having in the course of his labours risen
from the rank of lieutenant to that of post-captain in the Royal Navy - a
unique record, one may reasonably suppose, in the annals of the science.
The share of this country alone in the cost of production ran well into
A naval biographical dictionary p400
(William R. O'Byrne, 1849) GLASSCOTT. (LIEUTENANT, 1841)
ADAM GIFFORD GLASSCOTT
entered the Navy 12 Oct. 1821; passed his examination 5 Aug. 1825; and
obtained his commission 23 Nov 1841. He has not since been employed.
Notes: Adam was of Portobello and
Stokestown, county Wexford.
Emily Ussher on 8 August 1849, in New Ross district, county Wexford,
Adam Glascott is recorded as the son of John Glascott and Susan Emily Ussher
is recorded as the daughter of John Ussher.
Notes: of Killowen, Whitechurch parish,
county Wexford. Adam and Susan did not have children.
Death: 10 December 1852, at Killowen, county
Death: 22 October 1952, in Queensland,
Australia. Alice was living in White Street, Southport, Queensland, at the
time of her death.
Buried: 23 October 1952, in Southport
cemetery, Southport, Queensland, Australia The
Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Queensland) 23 October 1952 p12 McLEOD, Mrs. Alice, White street,
Southport. — The Relatives and Frlends of Mr. and Mrs. K. J. McLeod, Miss
J. McLeod, Mrs. R. O. McLeod, Mr. J. McLeod are respectfully informed of
the death of their beloved Mother, Mother-in-law, and Grandmother. The
Funeral is appointed to leave Presbyterian Church, Southport, To-day
(Thursday) after Service commencing 2.45 p.m., for Southport Cemetery.
METROPOLITAN FUNERALS. McLEOD. —Officers and Members of
Loyal King Edward Lodge are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of
the late Mrs. A. McLeod, Mother of Brother K. McLeod.
By Order of the Secretary
Will: dated 11 September 1931. Alice left
property in Southport to Jessie Beatrice McLeod, Robert Oliver McLeod and
Kenneth John McLeod. The
Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Queensland) 9 January 1954 p12 GOVERNMENT
TRANSMISSION BY DEATH. "THE REAL PROPERTY ACTS, 1861 TO 1952."
Notice is hereby given that applications have been made for the
Registration of Transmission of Title to the Lands hereinafter mentioned
Particulars of such applications are given below in the following order:-
(a) Name of deceased proprietor: (b) Date of death; (c) Name ot claimant;
(d) Description and situation of land: (e) Estate claimed to be
transmitted: (f) Particulars of Will or otherwise. Any person desiring to
oppose must do so by lodging a Caveat at the Principal Office of the
Registrar of Titles in Brisbane unless the Lands are situated within the
central or Northern Districts, in which case the Caveat must be lodged at
the Local District Registry at Rockhampton or Townsville on or before the
TWENTY-THIRD day of FEBRUARY, 1954.
(a) ALICE McLEOD, late of South port, widow.- (b) 22nd Oct., 1952.- (c)
Jessie Beatrice McLeod, of Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales,
spinster, Robert Oliver McLeod. of Southport, and Kenneth John McLeod, of
the same place, as Devisees as joint tenants.— (d) Subs. 36 37, suburban
allot. 9, sec. 9, town Southport.- (e) Fee-simple.- (f) Will dated 11th
Notes: Anna Willis describes Amy as a seven
year old child in 1878. The
Days of My Pilgrimage chapter 10 (Anna Frances Willis): Ethel and Amy slept in two little beds in our
room and we looked after them practically altogether. ... Amy,
also very fair, with short wavy hair, was a very imp of mischief. She
seemed to be everywhere, tormenting each member of the family in turn, now
insisting on peeling potatoes in the kitchen, then hiding the gardener's
tools, then dragging little Philip into some escapade such as blacking his
face with coal or helping themselves to sugar from the sideboard. By
degrees the family got in the habit of sending her to me. It was "Go to
Cousin Fanny" all day long, till at last I was rarely without her, but I
never wearied of her. She was the first little child I had ever had to
love and my whole heart went out to her and she loved me "frantically" in
return. I suppose one's first love of any kind has some peculiar
fascination about it and can never be repeated just the same again. I have
had to do with many little children since but none ever appealed to me in
just the same way (of course I do not include my own children in this
... I always brought Amy [to "Robinson Villa"] and
sometimes Philip with me. I remember one evening we had Dolly Ord, who was
a year or so older than Amy, to tea. The little girls had tea alone and
then played in the garden. When I put Amy to bed she prayed most earnestly
that she might not be ill in the night, "for you know, Lord," she added,
"that it was Dolly who tempted me to take them". I found on enquiry that
the children had helped themselves freely to the new potatoes left from
late dinner. ... I had a very pleasant week in Barrie and two at
Lake Rosseau. Amy cried bitterly when I left but prayed every night that
"dear darling Cousin Fanny would come home quite well and as fresh as a
Notes: Anne did not marry.
The order of birth of Anne and her sister, Isabella, is unclear. Burke
sometimes lists Isabella first (e.g. 1858,
and sometimes he lists Anne first (e.g. 1862,
Death: 21 February 1830
Buried: 24 February 1830, in Whitechurch,
county Wexford, Ireland
Married: William John (Donovan) O'Donnavan
on 10 October 1872, in New Ross district, county Wexford, Ireland
William was Anne's first cousin. He was born on 9 June 1832, the son of
William Donovan and Elizabeth Dallas. William Donovan, of Tomnalosset, was
the son of Richard Donovan and Anne Richards, and the brother of Anne's
mother, Mary (Donovan) Glascott. William was educated at Trinity College,
Dublin, graduating B.A. in 1855, LL.B in 1859 (both in the name William John
Donovan) and LL.D. in 1860 in the name William John O'Donnavan. He was a
Member of the Royal Irish Academy, elected on 8 May 1865 (Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy vol 9
p224) and the Royal Dublin Society, elected in 1874 (Kerry cattle herd book p48). William's name
change from his father's Donovan was deliberate, and presumably occurred
between 1859, when William was awarded the degree of LL.B. in the name of
Donovan and 1860 when he graduated LL.D. in the name O'Donnavan. The Topographical Poems of John O'Dubhagain and
Giolla-na-naomh O'Huidhrin p40 (A. Thom, 1862): Morgan William O'Donovan, Esq., of Montpelier, in
the county of Cork, has not only re-assumed the O', which his ancestors
had rejected for many generations, but has styled himself "the O'Donovan,"
chief of his name, being the next of kin to the last acknowledged head of
that family, the late General Richard O'Donovan, of Bawnlahan, whose
family became extinct in the year 1841. His example in resuming the O' has
been followed by Timothy O'Donovan, Esq., of O'Donovan's Cove, in the
county of Cork, head of a very ancient sept of the same family, and by
William John O'Donnavan, a junior member of the Wexford Clan-Donovan.
A letter written by William to Edmund Hogan, helping him with research for
Hogan's book, The History of the Irish Wolfdog,
has been preserved and an
of it, including his signature, is available at the Irish Wolfhound
Mother: Sophia Letitia (Strickland, Calder)
Married: Adam Roxburgh on 17 April 1838, in Priory Church,
Deerhurst, Gloucestershire, England The Gentleman's magazine June 1838 p655 MARRIAGES. April
At Deerhurst, Glouc. Adam Roxburgh, esq. of Manchester, to Arabella, dau.
of the late W. Glascott, esq. Capt. in the army, and niece of Mrs.
Strickland of Apperley Court.
The Tewkesbury yearly register and magazine 1838
APRIL 17. - At the Priory Church, Deerhurst, Adam Roxburgh,
esq. of Manchester, to Arabella, daughter of the late William Glascott,
esq. formerly of the Light Dragoons, and niece of Mrs. Strickland, of
Adam was born in 1804/5, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. He is noted as being of
Manchester and of "Gouroch Castle", Renfrewshire. He was a merchant (1851
census), elected Senior Magistrates or Provosts of the Burgh of Gourock on
13 June 1859 (Notes about Gourock, chiefly historical p43
(David Macrae, 1880)) , then Chief Magistrate (death notice). Adam died on 3
December 1865, in Gourock, Renfrewshire, aged 60. Greenock Advertiser 5 December 1865
(transcribed at Watt
Library, Greenock BMD Index R surnames p152)
Adam Roxburgh, former Chief Magistrate, Thornbank, Gourock, died at
Gourock on 3rd December 1865 age 60
Notes: Arabella Roxburgh published a volume
of poetry entitled Gleanings from Nature… (Edinburgh, 1869)
Bath: a new history p83 (Graham Davis,
Penny Bonsall, 1996)
Mrs Arabella Roxburgh, granddaughter of a baronet from Yorkshire, is
representative of many wealthy widows who retired to Bath in the later
nineteenth century. She lived unostentatiously, devoting much of her time
and income to works of piety and charity. During her lifetime she
presented a number of pictures to the city, in the hope that they might
form the nucleus of an art gallery.
Death: 24 November 1896, aged 88
Will: proved by Austin Joseph King and
Francis Peter Roxburgh Ferguson the executors
The Library p28 (1897) BATH.- By the will of the late
Mrs. Roxburgh, a wealthy lady who spent the latter years of her life in
Bath, that city has received some handsome bequests. To the corporation a
sum of about £8,000 is bequeathed, to be devoted to the foundation of an
art gallery, with or without a public library in connection with it. Mrs.
Roxburgh also provided for the establishment of scholarships of the gross
annual value of £50
for pupils attending the Bath Technical, Secondary, and Art Schools.
The endowment greatly assisted the foundation of the Victoria Art Gallery in
1897. Arabella also bequeathed six paintings to the city including Portrait
of Three Boys and a painting by Thomas Barker
Notes: Arthur went back out to Canada in
1905, arriving in Quebec aboard
the Southwark on 9 September
1905. He is recorded as aged 29, born in Ireland.The
Days of My Pilgrimage chapter 67 (Anna Frances Willis): Arthur Glascott came from Ireland that
year  to live with the family. He was devoted to Mother [Anna
Willis] and she was very good to him. His mother was one of the Cayleys,
with whom Mother had lived before she went to the North West. and
from chapter 70:
While the family was living in the Markham Street house in Toronto,
Aunt Dora had a stroke. She had rented the old Hamer homestead at Gordon
Bay, Muskoka, and settled Arthur Glascott there, and she was going to stay
and farm. In the spring of 1916 she had the stroke and David and Helen
went up instead.
Death: 24 April 1924, in Hunstville, Muskoka county, Ontario,
Canada, aged 48
Married: Harry Philip Dawson on 20 January
1869, in New Ross, county Wexford, Ireland. Harry Philip Dawson is listed as
single, the son of George Pelsant Dawson. Bessie Dorothea Glascott is listed
as single, the daughter of William Madden Glascott.
Occupation: Private Nurse. In the 1911
census, Bessie is recorded as a "private nurse" living in the same home as
her cousin's wife, Mary (Carroll) Ussher and Mary's son Neville, a physician
and surgeon, and likely was involved in his practice.
Death: 1916 in New Ross district, county
Wexford, Ireland, aged 71
Education: Royal High School, Edinburgfh,
and Edinburgh Univeristy, where Charles graduated M.B., C.M. in 1868.
Married: Margaret Isabella McConkey on 15
July 1878, in Holy Trinity, Walton Breck, Lancashire, England
Margaret was born on 8 September 1858, in Hillsborough, county Down,
Ireland, the daughter of John Macconkey.
St John St., Manchester, Lancashire
1901: Didsbury parish, Lancashire: Margaret E. Glascott is aged 41, born in
1911: Little Knowle, Budleigh Salterton, Devon: Margaret Isabella Glascott
is aged 51, born in Hillsboro, county Down, Ireland
Occupation: Eye Surgeon
Charles obtained the F.R.C.S. Edin. in 1886. He was associated with the
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital - as honorary surgeon for thirty-five years
and later as senior consulting surgeon and vice-president.
Charles was honrary secretary of the Lancashire and Cheshire branch of the
British Medical Association, retiring in 1893: The
British Medical Journal 23 December 1893 p1402 Presentation
Dr. Glascott. - Dr. Glascott, of Manchester, was presented with a
handsome service of plate in recognition of his services during the past
ten years as honorary secretary of the Lancashire and Cheshire Branch of
the British Medical Association. The articles comprised a silver waiter,
silver tea and coffee service, silver bon-bon dishes, and silver-mounted
claret jug. - Dr. TAYLOR, who presided, in makiing the
presentation, said he was pleased to be the mouthpiece of over 200 members
of that Branch of the British Medical Association, who wished to record
their appreciation of the services of Dr. Glascott for the past ten years.
During that time he had not made a single enemy among the 800 members
connected with the Branch, but. on the contrary, had made many friends.
The attention he had given to the business of the Branch had been
continuous, and he might almost say unique, and his sole aim had been to
carry out the duties demanded of him in the most praiseworthy and
efficient manner possible. As a humble representative of the Lancashire
and Cheshire Branch, he (Dr. Taylor) had much pleasure in presenting Dr.
Glascott with the service of plate, the centre-piece of which bore the
following inscription: "Presented to C. E. Glascott, Esq., M.D., on his
retirement from the post of hon. secretary of the Lancashire and Cheshire
Branch of the British Medical Association, in grateful recognition by the
members of his valuable services from 1883 to 1893." - Dr. GLASCOTT,
in accepting the presentation, said it was naturally with mingled feelings
and not without emotion that he stood before them, saddened on the one
hand by the thought that one great department of life's work was over for
him, but cheered on the other by the remembrance of the many friendships
he had formed, the many acts of kindness shown to him during his ten years
of office, and of the crowning satisfaction that he had in so far found
favour in their eyes as to be the recipient of such a splendid and
unexpected presentation. Where all had helped so liberally and
disinterestedly it was difficult to single out one for special thanks, but
he felt that as secretary to the fund Dr. Barr was pre-eminently deserving
of the expression of his most heartfelt thanks, for he it was who had
borne the brunt of the trouble of organisation and correspondence on his
Death: 14 August 1918, at Rosemullion,
Budleigh Salterton, Devon, England, aged 71 The British Medical Journal 24 August 1918 p38 DEATHS.
GLASCOTT. - On August 14th, at Rosemullion, Budleigh
Salterton, after a very short illness, Charles Edward Glascott, M.D.,
F.R.C.S., late of Manchester.
Obituary: The British Medical Journal 7 September
1918 p272 C. E. GLASCOTT, M.D.,
Consulting Surgeon, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.
IT is with great regret that we have to announce tlle
death, on August 14th, of Dr. Charles Edward Glascott at his home at
Budleigh Salterton, South Devon. Charles Edward Glascott was born in 1847
at Constantinople, and received his education in Edinburgh at the Royal
High School and the University. He graduated M.B., C.M. in 1868, and
obtained the F.R.C.S.Edin. in 1886. He started practice in Manchester, and
soon became known as one of the leading ophthalmological surgeons; for
thirty-five years was honorary surgeon to the Manchester Royal Eye
Hospital, and, in conjunction with the late Dr. Little, undoubtedly
assisted very greatly in making that hospital one of the foremost centres
for the treatment of eye disease in the North of England. Later he became
senior consulting surgeon and one of the vice-presidents of the
institution. He is perhaps best remembered as lecturer and examiner in
ophthalmology at the Manchester University, his lectures being always
eminently practical and to the point. He was identified with a number of
institutions and societies for the study of eye diseases and the care of
the blind. He was the author of a considerable number of monographs on
ophthalmological subjects, among which may be mentioned those on the
causes and prevention of blindness, published in the reports of the
Henshaw's Blind Asylum, Manchester, to which he was honorary oculist. For
many years he took an active
interest in the work of the British Medical Association, especially on the
scientific side; he acted as secretary of the Ophthalmological Section at
the annual meeting at Liverpool in 1883, and was vice-president of this
section at the annual meeting at Glasgow in 1888 and at Manchester in
Under a somewhat brusque military manner, which sometimes on first
acquaintance made students and hospital patients ratlher afraid of him,
there was really concealed a tenderness and interest in their welfare
which quickly endeared him to all who had the privilege of coming under
his care. His old pupils, who include a considerable number of the leading
eye specialists in the North, greatly missed him when he retired some
years ago from Manchester to reside in Devonshire, and have learnt with
the deepest regret of his death.
St John St., Manchester, Lancashire
1901: Didsbury parish, Lancashire: Charles E. Glascott is aged 53, born in
Turkey (British Subject) and is an Ophthalmic Surgeon M.D.
1911: Little Knowle, Budleigh Salterton, Devon: Charles Edward Glascott is
aged 63, born in British Embassy Fera Turkey
Notes: In the 1901 census, Ethel is
described as an "imbecile", and it is noted that she cannot read or write.
This was not always the case since in 1878, Anna Willis describes Ethel as
spending "most of her time reading in the drawing room". The
Days of My Pilgrimage chapter 10 (Anna Frances Willis): Ethel and Amy slept in two little beds in our
room and we looked after them practically altogether. Ethel was a fair
delicate child with a thick mane of fair hair. She spent most of her time
reading in the drawing room.
Death: 19 December 1850, in Melbourne, New
South Wales The
Courier 11 January 1851 p2
At the residence of Mr. William Williamson, Collins-street,
Melbourne, on the night of the 19th December, FANNY BARBARA GLASCOTT, only
surviving daughter of the late Captain Glasscott, 66th Regiment.
Sarah was born on 28 December 1732 in Ballywadduck, county Wexford, the
eldest daughter and sole heiress of William Stephens, M.D., F.R.S., of
Chilcolm, county Kilkenny. She was the sister of Arabella Stephens, who
married Francis's brother, William.
These are the children as listed in Burke's Landed gentry of Ireland p170 (1899). The
1862 edition of Burke's Landed gentry of Great Britain and Ireland p555
has the same first three sons, but then has two more sons, Francis and
Thomas both of whom are stated to have died unmarried, and just one
daughter, Elizabeth who is stated to have married Joseph Rogers. It is
possible that the truth is the superset of the two but it seems unlikely
that there was both a son named Francis and a daughter named Frances unless
the son died young. On the whole I have preferred the data in the 1899
edition, mainly because it is substantially more detailed and so more
Death: 29 December 1798
Both Burke and the tombstone inscription below
indicate that Francis died aged 75. This would place his birth in 1822 or
1823, some six years before his parents marriage.
Buried: 1 January 1799
His tombstone inscription reads: This stone is placed here to perpetuate the
memory of Francis Glascott of Pilltown Esq. who departed this life on the
29th day of December 1798. Though 75 years of age and scarcely able to
walk he most providentially escaped on foot through the thickest part of
the battle of New Ross on the 5th June that same year a day forever to be
recorded in this county when through the personal valour and exertion of
General Henry Johnson the savage rebels received their first signal
Notes: Francis inherited the house and
demense of Pilltown and the town and lands of Whitechurch, by deed dated 24
April 1754. The Battle
New Ross took place on 5 June 1798. The rebel United Irishmen were led
by a Protestant liberal, Bagenal
Harvey who opposed the looting and murders committed by the rebels.
Bagenal was deposed as Commander-in-Chief of the rebels three days after
their defeat at New Ross and replaced by more hardline leaders. Bagenal was
a close friend of Francis Glascott, who wrote to him asking for protection
after the Battle of New Ross, but Bagenal was no longer in a position to
help, and indeed, was betrayed to Crown forces and hanged on 28 June. Sarah
Glascott, widow, of Pilltown, claimed relief of £81/18/1 for wine, spirits,
cyder, sheep, bed, bedding and cloaths lost in 1798.
A historical account of the rise, progress and
suppression of the rebellion in the county of Wexford pp111-2
(George Taylor, 1800) While the rebels remained on Slieve-quilter, they
committed several outrages on the persons and property of the surrounding
inhabitants, particularly on a respectable old gentleman, Francis
Glascott, of Pill-town, Esq. This gentleman and Mr. Harvey, prior to the
commencement of the rebellion, were on very intimate terms; on which Mr.
Glascott, (who was totally ignorant of Harvey's being deposed of his
command in the rebel army) wrote to him, requesting he would send him a
protection. Mr. Harvey returned him the following answer:
"I received your letter, but what to do for you I know not. I from
my heart wish to protect all property; I can scarcely protect myself, and
indeed my situation is much to be pitied and distressing to myself. I took
my present situation in hopes of doing good, and preventing mischief: my
trust is in Providence. I acted always an honest disinterested part, and
had the advice I gave sometime since been taken, the present mischief
could never have arisen. If I can retire to a private station again, I
will immediately. Mr. Tottenham's refusing to speak to the gentleman I
sent into Ross, who was madly shot by the soldiers, was very unfortunate;
it has set the people mad with rage, and there is no restraining them. The
person I sent in had private instructions to propose a reconciliation, but
God knows where this business will end; but end how it may, the good men
of both parties will be inevitably ruined.
"I am with respect,
&c. &c. &c.
HARVEY." Slieve-quilter, June 9th, 1798.
Notes: George inherited the estate at
Alderton from his father in 1707, and the Perrott estate in county Kilkenny
from his mother. He purchased a freehold interest of the house and lands of
Killowen, held under Arthur, 5th Earl of Anglesey, on 2 December 1725, and
the freehold of Pilltown and Whitechurch in county Wexford in his marriage
settlement dated 24 October 1729, then bought the townland of Ballinamóna,
which includes the Fruit Hill estate, on 19 April 1746. George settled
Pilltown on his eldest son, Francis, on his marriage, and was succeeded at
Alderton by his second son, John. The Perrott estate, Killowen, and
Ballinamóna were bequeathed to his third son, George.
Death: 10 April 1755
Will: dated 18 May 1750. Probate was granted
to his widow on 15 May 1755.
Education: Trinity College Dublin Alumni dublinenses p138 (1935) George Glascott (1750) was admitted Middle Temple
28th Sept., 1753, 3rd son of George, of Aldertown, Co. Wexford
Married: Deborah Rogers on 11 November 1761
in Boderan, county Wexford, Ireland. The marriage license is dated 12
The marriage was noted in Faulkner's Dublin
Journal of Saturday 21st to Tuesday 24th November 1761 as a "few
days ago" at Boderan .... to Miss Deborah Rogers of said place...with a
Deborah was the daughter of Adam Rogers, of Boderan, county Wexford. Burke's
1858 edition states that Deborah died in 1798, and her will, dated 3
December 1795, was proved on 10 January 1799, while the 1871 edition has her
death in August 1799 and the 1894 edition states that she was buried in
Whitechurch on 16 August 1799.
Notes: George inherited the Perrott estates
in county Kilkenny, the freehold of Killowen and the townland of Ballinamóna
under his father's will. He lived at Fruit Hill in the townland of
Ballinamóna, county Wexford. Fruit Hill is five and a half miles south-east
of New Ross.
Education: George entered Trinity College
Dublin on 9 July 1772, and graduated B.A. in 1777. Alumni dublinenses p138 (1935) George Glascott (1772) was son of Francis, of
Pilltown, Co. Wexford
Occupation: Clergyman. George was presented to the rectory of
Killesk and St James, Dunbrody on 19 February 1771.
Death: 1787, at sea in the Bristol Channel
George was lost in his yacht in the Bristol Channel.
Married: Mary Anne De Rinzy on 5 July 1790.
The marriage settlement was made on 4 July 1790. The Lady's magazine August 1791 p447 MARRIAGES. July 14. George Glascott of
Fruit-hill, county of Wexford, esq. to miss Anne Dorinsay, of Cronbeman.
Mary Anne was the youngest daughter of Thomas De Rinzy, of Clobemon Hall,
county Wexford, and Elizabeth White. She died on 11 September 1829.
Notes: George inherited Fruit Hall on his
father's death in 1788. A topographical dictionary of Ireland p181
(Samuel Lewis, 1837) Fruit Hill, of G. Glascott, Esq., in whose
demesne, which is remarkable for its fine timber, is a clump of evergreen
oaks, here considered a great curiosity.
Death: 8 July 1838
Married: Wilhelmina Catherine Edwards on 31
Wilhelmina was born in 1808/9, the daughter of John Lloyd Edwards, of
Roebuck, county Dublin. and Camolin Park, county Wexford, and Wilhelmina
Deane. John was a J.P. for county Wexford. She died on 17 February 1871, in
Kilmoney Abbey, county Cork, aged 62 death
Glascott - At Kilmoney Abbey, county Cork, Wilhelmina Catherine, wife of
George Glascott, Esq., J.P., Killowen, county Wexord.
Occupation: Justice of the Peace for county
Wexford and agent to the Annesley and the Earl of Mountnorris estate from
October 1838 until it was sold in January 1852.
Notes: George was of Valentia, near Camolin,
Death: 22 February 1876 in Dublin, county
Dublin, Ireland, aged 70 Wexford Chronicles p385 (George Griffiths,
1877) FEBRUARY 22.
GEORGE GLASCOTT, Esq., J.P., formerly of
Valentia, Camolin, died in Dublin, 1876. He was for many years agent to
the vast estates of the Earl of Mountnorris in the county Wexford.
Married: Charlotte Ellen Louisa Meares on 13
June 1866 in Barrackpore, Bengal, India. The marriage was witnessed by
Lt-Col J. R. Abbott, H. F. Payne and A. F. Dennis. The ceremony was
performed by George's brother, Rev. William Edward Glascott, a
minister of Christ Church, Jessore. Allen's Indian Mail 20 July 1866 p570 MARRIAGES.
GLASCOTT-MEARES - At Barrackpore, June 13,
George Anursby Glascott, Esq., of Lokenathpore, Kishnagur, to Charlotte
Ellen Louisa, second daughter of George Meares, Esq., of Sinduri,
Charlotte was born on 29 March 1843, and baptised on 11 September 1843 in
Krishnagar, Bengal, the daughter of George Richard James Meares and Caroline
Alicia Nicholson. After George's death in 1883, Charlotte "returned" to
England ("returned" because she had been born and lived her whole life in
India) where we find her in Bedford in the 1891 census. She died in 1919 in
Bedford district, aged 75.
Census: 1891: 18 Chaucer Road, Bedford St
1901: Bedford St Paul, Bedfordshire: Charlotte Glascott is aged 58, born in
India, living on own means.
Occupation: Indigo Planter and later Police
Notes: George sailed for India in December
1860. He became an indigo planter in Lokenathpore, near Krishnagar in Bengal
province. George obtained a putni,
or perpetual lease, from a zemindar - an Indian landowning
aristocrat and from 1871 to 1873, he became embroiled in a complicated
proceeding dealing with the status of a putni
leased from two different zemindars.
Indigo planters generally owned the indigo factory, and the indigo was grown
by tenant farmers, or ryots. Sir
Henry Cotton was then the area's magistrate and he describes the life of the
indigo planters as well as a dealing he had with George Glascott: Indian & home memories pp84-6 (Sir
Henry Cotton, 1910) Their life was on the whole a hard one with
laborious days, and if there were amenities such as many a young man
craves for, there were also temptations. In the saddle before daybreak
with many a wide expanse of country to visit, a planter would often ride
out three horses under a blazing sun and in the teeth of a fiery wind, and
not get back to his factory before mid-day. After a bath there came
breakfast and a quenching of thirst. It is said by Kipling that only those
who have lived east of Suez know what thirst means, and of all men east of
Suez I should say that these indigo planters had reason to know best.
Whisky had not yet established any footing in India ; a peg meant brandy pawnee in a long glass, and I do not
deny that plenty of brandy was consumed, but at the time of which I write
Bass's bottled beer reigned supreme. Hodgson's Pale Ale had had its day,
and Pilsener was yet unbrewed. These young planters as a body were as hard
as nails, and they could stand with impunity an amount which would
astonish the more temperate habits of the present generation. But not
always! I can remember the twelve-bottle men, as they were called, who
could get through twelve quart bottles of Bass at a sitting. There were
very few of them, and they were relics of a day that was dying out; none,
I think, lived to the age of forty.
The relations of a Magistrate with the indigo planters were as
delicate then as they are and always have been, say, with the tea planters
of Assam. They were even more delicate in the case of indigo, as the
indigo planter was ordinarily a landlord exercising almost patriarchal
influence over his tenantry —who grew the plant for him under contract and
a system of advances— as well as a: manufacturer of the dye. Such a system
is obviously unsound, and it led from time immemorial to frequent disputes
between the planter and the ryot which had culminated in a crisis before I
came to Chooadanga. The fate of the industry in Lower Bengal was then
doomed, but indigo cultivation struggled on for many years, and there were
few signs of the total collapse which ensued after I left the district.
Within ten years of my leaving Chooadanga nearly all the indigo factories
had been dismantled, the palatial residences of the planters had been
pulled down and their sites were unrecognisable amid the ordinary
cultivation of the country. I imagine that even the oldest inhabitant
would now have some difficulty in pointing out the exact location where
the great piles of buildings representing Katchikatta, Peerpore,
Kanhaidanga, and Lokenathpore once stood. Even in my time the system was
in rapid decline, and I knew it was decaying, though I did not anticipate
such early collapse. It was the more important, therefore, that I should
have been strictly on my guard in my personal relations with the planting
community. But I acted as others did and had always done, and I am free to
admit that I was on a decree of intimacy with the planters of the district
which must inevitably and insensibly have impaired that attitude of
absolute impartiality which it is the first duty of judicial officers to
It would have been impossible for a young man in my position to
have deliberately isolated himself and shut himself off from communication
with his fellow-countrymen. Such an idea is unthinkable. But it was to
have been expected that I should display circumspection and exercise
discrimination. I claim to have done something in this direction, but I do
not claim to have been always successful. A case occurred in which there
was a dispute between the ryots of the large village of Joyrampore and the
neighbouring factory of Lokenathpore, of which a Mr. Glascott was manager.
Glascott was said to have been once a seaman before the mast, and it was
believed that a deeply sunk scar on his right temple had been caused by a
blow from a marline-spike. Whether this was so or not, it may be fairly
assumed that he was not the type of man for whom I could have any special
liking. The fact remains that I decided this dispute in favour of the
factory, and that when the case came before Government, as it did on a
petition from the villagers, I was censured for partiality, and I remember
that the Indian newspapers of the time — the Amrita
Patrika, then published as a biglot in Jessore, and the Hindoo
Patriot, then an English weekly in Calcutta — got hold of the
Government letter and rubbed in the P's and Q's with characteristic
emphasis. I was aggrieved at this, for really I was not very much to
blame, and the case did not call for all the pother it excited; but when I
look back at all the circumstances I have no doubt that on this occasion,
and probably on others which never came to notice, I did not exercise the
strict impartiality which is due from a Magistrate. That the censure did
me good I am certain, for it made me more careful, and I have never ceased
to realise the difficulty and responsibility which rest on English
Magistrates in disposing of cases between their own fellow-countrymen and
George's brother-in-law, Gerald Meares, the owner of the indigo factory in
Kuthlamaree, about 20 miles from Lokenathpore, was convicted of assault of
Panchoo, a local dậk-runner and sentenced to two months' imprisonment in
June 1873. George appeared as a witness for the defence, providing the that
Gerald was visiting him in Lokenathpore at the time of the alleged assault
in Kuthlamaree. Some doubt was created around the credibility of George's
testimony becasue he had previously told the Superintendent of Police that
he could not remember when Meares had visited or even that he had been there
for sure on the day in question. George explained the discrepancy by saying
at the trial that "I said I would give no evidence. I did not wish to be
mixed up with the case at all. It was my busy time of year, and I did not
wish to be at the trouble of going to Court." Deatils of the case are
reported at the time of Meares's appeal, which was turned down, in The Weekly reporter: appellate High court vol
22 pp54-64 (1874).
In June 1877, George was involved in an ugly case involving the murder of
Ramguti Biswas, an employee at George's factory who had been recently
dismissed. In some bizarre legal proceedings, local officials decided that
it was a case of malicious suicide ("malicious" in that it was done in order
to accuse the factory people of murder!), not murder, despite medical
evidence to the contrary, and two Indian men, including Biswas's brother,
who had given evidence that Glascott had detained Biswas before his death,
were then imprisoned for perjury, despite no judicial proceedings showing
that their evidence was false. Extended involvelment by Indian lawyers
eventual led to the acquittal of the two men on the perjury charge, but
no-one was ever charged with Ramguti's murder. The case is described
in The record of criminal cases: as between Europeans and
natives for the last hundred years pp83-90 (1896).
George later joined the East Bengal Railways and was the Superintendent of
Police living at Goalundo when he died.
Death: 3 October 1883, in Calcutta, India,
Buried: 4 October 1883, in General
Episcopalian Cemetery, Calcutta, India, aged 48
Will: George died intestate, leaving his
widow an estate of 4,949-10-10 rupees.
Married: Rosa Hannah North in 1902, in St
Hanover Square district, London, England
Rosa was born in 1875, in Holbeck
district, West Riding of Yorkshire.
1911: Bedford, Bedfordshire: Rosa Glascott, visitor, is aged 35, born in
Occupation: Civil Engineer. Gerald worked
for the Burma Railway Company. In 1902 Gerald is listed as an executive
engineer with the Burma Railway (Sessional papers vol 32 p545). He was
awarded a patent in 1903, along with Henry Batten Huddleston, for "The
interlocking of points and signals at stations on single-line railways, to
be known as the 'H and G' system" (The Gazette of India 22 August 1903 p904)
and in 1905 for "Simplifying the lowering of signals" (Indian engineering vol 38 23
September 1905 page xii). At both times he is recorded as residing in
Rangoon. In 1907, Gerald's new method of computing plate-girder flange
riveting received favourable mention in engineering journals: Engineering News-Record vol 80 no.1 p47 Computation of Plate-Girder Flange
Riveting Discussed THE old-established
method of calculating the pitch of plate-girder flange rivets, namely,
dividing the product of rivet value and girder depth by the shear, has
been under attack by bridge engineers in India recently, and was the
subject of dicussion at a meeting of the Indian Railway Bridge Committee
at Simla, Aug. 13-18, 1917.
The committee tentatively expresses a preference for the method used by
the Burma Railways, which consists in calculating the horizontal shear at
the dividing plane between web and flange according to the usual formula
for longitudinal shear Applying the formula to this case gives: Pitch of
rivets equals, moment of inertia of girder section, multiplied by rivet
value, divided by the total vertical shear and by the statical moment of
the flange about the neutral axis. The method recommended will be seen to
be the logical accompaniment of the now common method of calculating
plate-girders by moment of inertia, based on the view that the
cross-section of a plate-girder is equivalent to a solid section. It was
proposed in the present case by G. A. Glascott, deputy chief engineer of
the Burma Railways, in 1907, in reply to criticisms of Rendel &
A major project that Gerald was involved in, the Mandalay to Kunlon line, is
described in From Steelton to Mandalay (The Pennsylvania
Steel Company, 1902)
SPEECH OF MR. G. DEUCHARS,
And now about the approaches, I mean the lines running down to the bridge
on each side of the gorge. We have had a good deal more to do with them
than we actually had with the construction of the bridge (I speak on
behalf of Mr. Glascott, my very able Executive Engineer, and myself).
Mr. Bagley, who may be described as the father of the
Mandalay-Kunlon Railway, as you are doubtless aware, discovered the
natural bridge as far as the railway is concerned, and fixed the route for
crossing the gorge, and it only remained for us to complete his work. It
was a somewhat difficult matter to find a line which would give at once
approximately the cheapest and most efficient approach to the bridge, and
the line, as you see it, is the result of much consideration and
discussion, and also on the part of Mr. Glascott, of much hard work; he
pretty well covered the hillsides with survey pegs before we got what we
wanted. The south approach may be said to begin at a point about two miles
north of Nawnghkio, at a level of 2,691 feet above the sea. From that
point it descends to the bridge, which is at a level of 2,135 feet, on an
almost continuous 1 in 40 gradient. The line after crossing the viaduct
skirts the steep hillsides on the further side, involving two tunnels and
some heavy cuttings, and then proceeds to turn and twist up the ascent by
help of three semi-circular loops. Pinkaw (four miles from the viaduct)
may be said to be the end of the north approach proper, but the line
continues to ascend on a steep gradient for another nine miles, when it
reaches a level of 3,256 feet above sea level, the highest point on the
line between Maymyo and the Salween River.
A feature of the work in crossing the gorge is the temporary line,
which is three miles long and zigzags down the side of the gorge. This
temporary line enabled materials of all kinds to be delivered direct by
train at the foot of the viaduct and greatly simplified the work of
erection. It also enabled us to cross rails and sleepers on a wire
ropeway, so that plate-laying could be carried on the further side; two
locomotives were even transported in pieces across this rope. This
procedure enabled us to get the rails laid to a point about 35 miles ahead
of the gorge by the time the viaduct was finished, and now admits of the
line being opened to Hsipaw before the present rainy season, or six months
earlier than would otherwise have been possible. It has also enabled us to
get the large bridge over the Myitnge River, between Hsipaw and Lashio,
spanned before the present rainy season, and has thus opened the
possibility of the line being opened to Lashio in the beginning of 1902.
SPEECH OF SIR FREDERIC
FRYER, K.C.S.I., LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR
In May, 1898, a 1 in 40 line was submitted by Mr. Bagley, and then the
Government of India proposed to raise the bridge and shorten the
approaches, and a considerable amount of further survey work had to be
undertaken, and every possible modification of Mr. Bagley's latest plans
was considered by Mr. Deuchars, the Chief Engineer, who succeeded Mr.
Bagley in September, 1898. At length it was decided to adhere to the
original height of the viaduct, but to re-align the whole of the
approaches, and to curve the ends of the viaduct so as to reduce the cost
of tunnels and earthwork. The result is the present line as it now is, and
construction on it commenced in August, 1899. Mr. Glascott was in charge
of the division, and he deserves great credit for the skill with which he
worked out the details of the alignment, both of the approaches and the
bridge. He also had charge of the construction of the approaches, assisted
by Mr. Bleeck, Assistant Engineer, and of the bridge itself, assisted by
Mr. White, Executive Engineer. The principal credit is due, however, to
the Engineer-in-Chief, Mr. Deuchars, who has been responsible for the
conduct of the work, and who has had to guide his subordinates in all the
intricate questions that have arisen regarding its construction. The
construction of the approaches, involving very heavy work, has been
carried out by Messrs. Glascott and Bleeck with skill and despatch. As
regards the viaduct itself, once the Railways Company had settled the
location and the height, and fixed the pedestals on which the ends of the
tower rest, the American company did the rest. Thirty Americans were
employed on the erection, and about 350 natives of India, chiefly
Notes: Gerald inherited the 146 acre estate
of Fruit Hill in county Wexford from Julia Glascott, who died in 1885. Julia
was Gerald's grandfather's first cousin. The estate passed to his brother
John on his death.
Death: 22 November 1909, aboard the S.S. Leicestershire in the Suez canal The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser 8
December 1909 p4
Burma papers report the death of Mr G. A. Glascott, deputy
superintendent, way and works, Burma Railway, on the 22nd ultimo while on
his way home in the S.S. Leicestershire.
(Mr Glascott was we think a brother of Mr J. D. R. Glascott who was
a member of the Burma cricket team that played a Straits team at Christmas
1906 in Rangoon.)
Education: Gifford was educated at the
Ballitore School in Ballitoer, county Kildare, Ireland, entering on 5
Occupation: Army Officer
Gifford served in the Madras Army of the Honourable East India Company,
reaching the rank of lieutenant.
Acting ensign Gifford Glascott was promoted to ensign in the 48th Native
Infantry on 7 December 1831 (Asiatic Journal June 1832 p113). In
September 1834, he transferred as second ensign to the 40th Native Infantry
(Asiatic Journal February 1835 p141).
Gifford is referred to as a lieutenant in this report in 1838, and in his
death notice. Parbury's oriental herald and colonial intelligencer 1838
The Rattlesnake which conveyed
Colonel Benson to Rangoon touched on her way there at Moulmein, where she
took on board Captain Macleod, Assistant to the Resident, in Ava. Her
escort of 50 picked men under Lieutenant Glascott of the 40th N. I. were
at the same time embarked in the H. C's. Schooner George
Swinton, which accompanied the man of war.
Notes: Gifford did not marry.
Death: 11 August 1842, in Berhampore,
Madras, India Bombay Times 3 September 1842
At Berhampore on the 11th August lieutenant G Glascott 40th regiment NI
Buried: 12 August 1842, in Berhampore,
Married: Pelham Babington on 11 December
1839, in the Diocese of Ossory, Leinster, Ireland
Pelham was of Glandine, county Wexford, and was a J.P. of county Wexford. He
died on 28 December 1865.
121 Dorset street, upper, Dublin, county Dublin, and Glandine, Arthurstown,
county Wexford (Dublin Directory)
1852: Glandine Cottage, near Arthurstown, county Wexford (A new gazetteer p763)
Notes: Henrietta lived on the Perrott
property, in county Kilkenny.
Death: 7 December 1875 in Dublin South
district, county Dublin, Ireland, aged 83
Notes: Isabella did not marry.
The order of birth of Isabella and her sister, Anne, is unclear. Burke
sometimes lists Isabella first (e.g. 1858,
and sometimes he lists Anne first (e.g. 1862,
Death: 17 February 1831
Buried: 20 February 1831, in Whitechurch,
county Wexford, Ireland
Will: dated 15 June 1830. Proved on 22
Education: Cheltenham College, entering in
1860. Cheltenham college register 1841-1889 p187
JANUARY, 1860 Glascott,
James Jocelyn, son of William Madden Glascott, Esq., Alderton, New Ross,
Ireland; born 17th April 1845.
Ensign, 32nd Foot, 1865; Lieutenant, 1868; Adjutant, 1868-70;
Captain, 1879; Major, Manchester Regiment (Retired), 1886. Adjutant,
Auxiliary Forces, 1881-86.
Married: Anna Margaret Sophia Richards on 2
December 1868 in Clonmore, county Wexford, Ireland. James Jocelyn Glascott
is recorded as the son of William Madden Glascott. Anna Margaret Sophia
Richards is recorded as the daughter of John Richards.
In 1884, James appeared in the old Bailey in connection with a case in which
he was defrauded by a man falsely claiming to be a man James knew when he
served in Mauritius. Proceedings
of the Central Criminal Court, 15th December 1884, page 33
115. JAMES HILL alias McLEAN
(39) , Unlawfully obtaining money by false pretences, with intent to
MESSRS. MONTAGU WILLIAMS
and HORACE AVORY Prosecuted.
JAMES JOCELYN GLASCOTT.
I am a Captain in the 2nd, Manchester Regiment—I served in the Mauritius
in 1867 for a short time, and again in 1873 and 1874—I knew a gentleman
named Hill there the last time—the prisoner is not that man—about 12th
November this year this letter was sent to the headquarters of the
Volunteer Battalion, 31, Great Smith Street, Westminster. (Reminding
the witness of their acquaintance in the Mauritius, and asking him for
2l. or 3l. as a loan.) Believing the writer to be a gentleman I
had known there I sent him a cheque on Cox and Co. for 5l.,
and about 16th November I received this letter in the same writing. (Expressing gratitude for the remittance.)
I never saw the prisoner till I saw him at the police-court. Cross-examined by the Prisoner.
The letter does not represent you as a former comrade, only as having
known me in the Mauritius. Re-examined. I would not
have lent a stranger the money.
FREDERICK HODGES. I am cashier to
Messrs. Cox, bankers, of Craig's Court—I cashed this cheque for 5l.
over the counter on 16th November—it is endorsed "J. Hill"—I do not
recollect the person who cashed it.
AMY BRACKENBURY. I am the wife of
Captain Herbert Brackenbury, of the Royal Artillery—I live at Brook
Cottage, near Gosport—he is now on his way home from Hong Kong, but
probably left before a letter which I forwarded to him arrived—that letter
was from a Mr. Hill to my husband—on 28th October I received this letter.
(Dated October 27th, 58, Hanover
Gardens, Kennington Park, from J. Sill, stating that Captain Brackenbury
would probably recollect him, requesting a loan of money in confluence
of his illness.) I then sent a post-office order for 2l.
to Mr. Hill with this letter. (In this
the witness stated that she relied upon Mr. Hill's honour to return the
amount, and hoping he would obtain medical relief.) He had said
in his letter that he had cancer in his chest, and it was in consequence
of my believing that that I sent the money—I then received this letter. (Signed "J. Hill" acknowledging the 2l.)
I was in Singapore with Captain Brackenbury in 1881 and 1882, and the
letter implied acquaintance with him there—I knew nobody of that name
there, but there might have been—I never saw the prisoner till he was in
custody—I said in my answer that I could afford to lend the 21,
but not to give it.
Inspector, Scotland Yard). I have charge of this case—Captain
Reginald Hull is a prosecutor, and was a witness before the Magistrate—he
is now ill in Yorkshire, and has sent me a medical certificate—on 24th
November I took the prisoner at 4, Etherington Road, Clapham, on this
warrant, which I read to him—he said, "Yes, my name is McLean, I had the
cheque from Captain Glascott"—I searched his rooms, and found 46 volumes
of the Army List, dating from January, 1856, to October, 1884, most of
which have pencil marks against the names of certain officers, and in the
List for October, 1884, there is a cross against Captain Glascott's name—I
also found a number of sheets of paper with the names of officers in the
Army List written in ink and marked off—I have compared them with the
letters to Captain Glascott and Mrs. Brackenbury, and with a pocket-book
found on the prisoner, and am of opinion that they are the same writing—I
also found a bill-head at his lodging with an address at Leeds, and have
compared it with these letters, and am of opinion that they are the same
HARRIET HUNT. I live with my husband
at 4, Etherington Road, Clapham—I let apartments—the prisoner came to
lodge with us on 6th September in the name of Graham, and remained till he
was arrested—his health was very good, and he had no appearance of
suffering from cancer in his chest—no doctor came to see him—he spent his
time chiefly in copying from the Army List and writing letters—he only had
two or three answers to them at my place, and those had the Leeds
postmark. Cross-examined. I came
into your room repeatedly to lay the cloth, and saw you copying from the
Army Lists and writing.
ELLEN DIXON. I am single, and am
assistant to Mr. Walker a stationer, 82, High Street, Clapham—I have seen
the prisoner there, we received letters for him, which he said were for a
friend of his, and which we posted by his directions in envelopes sent to
us addressed "J. Hill, Esq., 52, Portland Crescent, Leeds. Immediate."
MARY PRICE. I keep a stationer's shop
at 58, Hanover Gardens, Kenningfon Park Road—the prisoner came in about
the end of August and bought various things; and after he had been there
once or twice he asked me to take letters in for a friend of his, Mr. J.
Hill, who he said was always travelling about, and had no place to have
his letters, left—I consented, and after that five or six letters a week
came for Mr. J. Hill, which the prisoner fetched away—I afterwards
received a letter asking me to forward the letters to 52, Portland
ANN SHAKLETON. I live at 52, Portland
Crescent, Leeds—the prisoner lodged in my house for a few weeks three
years ago, in the name of McLean; and in July last he wrote me this letter
from Liverpool. (Stating that he was
likely to come to Leeds in two or three weeks, and had given the
witness's address to several friends, and requesting her to take in any
letters for him.) I replied, and received seveial letters
addressed to him, which I enclosed to "Mr. J. Brown, Clapham Park Road,
near London," according to directions. Cross-examined. I did not
forward any letters to Etherington Road—I did not know you lived there.
GEORGE SMITH INGLIS. I
am a professional expert in handwriting—I have examined the note book
found on the prisoner, this envelope addressed to Captain Glascott, this
letter to Mrs. Shakleton, and this letter to Mrs. Brakenbury, and in my
opinion they are all in the same writing. (The
entry in the note book was "A small sum would even help me. I
have never been accustomed to this kind of thing, and God only knows it is
the greatest suffering, and being placed as I am has driven me to it.") The prisoner in his defence
stated that many men in the Army had made his house their home, and he
got a quantity of old Army Lists at a bookstall, and wrote to several
persons for help, being nearly starving, but got no answers. He
contended that if he had had any intention to defraud Captain Glascott,
he should have destroyed the letters instead of keeping them; but he
consdered it a debt and would pay it.
Nine Months' Hard Labour.
Zoologist: a monthly journal of natural history April
1894 p138 THE MARTEN IN IRELAND
by G. E. H. BARRETT-HAMILTON
Major James Glascott told me (in 1887) that a Marten was killed at
Alderton, about six miles from New Ross, about ten years ago. He remembers
Martens in the county, and says that they used to kill the lambs.
Married: Thomas John Jacob on 17 December
Thomas was curate and rector of St Mullin, county Carlow, then prebendary of
Taghmon, county Wexford from 1865 until 1871. His residence in 1874 was
Osier Hill, Taghmon, and his living was valued at £341 (Return
to the Irish Church Act). Thomas died on 2 September 1874, and is
buried at Taghmon.
Married (1st): Elizabeth Boyse. The marriage
license was dated 3 February 1756.
Elizabeth was born in 1731, the daughter of Nathaniel Boyse, of Bannow,
county Wexford, and Elizaeth Rowe. She died on 23 February 1768.
Married (2nd): Lucy Donovan on 18 July 1769
Lucy was the daughter of Richard Donovan, of Clonmore, county Wexford, and
Winifred Milward. She died on 31 January 1827, and was buried at
Whitechurch, county Wexford, on 15 March 1827.
Notes: John was a Justice of the Peace. He
inherited the estate at Alderton from his father - his elder brother,
Francis, had earlier inherited the estate at Pilltown by deed. John
Glascott, of Aldertown, claimed relief of £467/13/9 for spirits, wine,
cattle and provisions lost in 1798.
Arms: Arms: Az. two eagles' legs barways
erased a la quise ar. armed or. Crest: An eagle displ. with two
heads gu. armed and eaked sa. Motto: Virtute decoratus
Memorial plaque to John Glascott, died
1810, of Alderton, on the wall of Whitechurch church, county
Death: 5 December 1810.
A memorial plaque to John is on the wall in Whitechurch church, county
Will: dated 20 November 1802, with a codicil
dated 4 December 1810. John devised most of his property, including the
estate at Alderton, to Rev. William Glascott, the eldest surviving son of
his brother, Francis, and appointed John Glascott, the son of his younger
brother, George, as residuary legatee.
Married: Susannah Tree in Newfoundland
Susannah was born on 20 January 1765, in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter
of Francis Tree and Bridget Murphy, and was buried in Whitechurch, county
Wexford, on 13 June 1818. Susannah moved with her family from Boston to
Newfoundland in the late 1770's, presumably due to the American Revolution.
Occupation: Army officer, reaching the rank
of captain in the Wexford militia. John was made a lieutenant in the Wexford
militia on 1 September 1795, and captain on 24 August 1799. John was a J.P.
for county Wexford on 6 April 1815, and he was agent to the Earl of Anglesey
and Mountnorris from October 1814 until October 1838.
Killowen House in Whitechurch parish,
Notes: John inherited Killowen, in
Whitechurch parish, county Wexford from his father. John's grandfather,
George, had bought the property from the Earl of Anglesey in 1725, but John
was the first in the family to live at the estate. He is also noted as being
of Banna Lodge, county Wexford. John also inherited, under his uncle's will,
the Castle quarter of Taylorstown. Guide through Ireland p49 (James Fraser,
1838) At four miles [from Ross] also on the river is Killowan, Captain Glascott, near the
hill of Slieve Kielter, a remarkable feature in this neighbourhood, and
noted for greyhound coursing.
Death: 6 September 1841
Will: dated 22 May 1835 with codicils added
on 16 July 1835, 2 November 1835 and 14 May 1839. Probate was granted on 2
Education: Trinity College, Dublin, where
John graduated B.A. on 11 February 1823, and M.A. on 19 February 1833.
Married: Mary Donovan on 9 December 1829, in
Killanne, county Wexford, Ireland
Mary was born on 29 September 1798 and baptised on 5 February 1798 in Ferns,
county Wexford, the daughter of Richard Donovan, of Ballymore, county
Wexford, and Anne Richards. Mary died on 24 July 1867 in Gorey district,
county Wexford, aged 70, and was buried on 27 July 1867, at Ballymore,
Occupation: Barrister-at-law. John was
called to the Irish Bar on 23 January 1830.
Notes: of Killowen, near New Ross,
county Wexford. He was formerly of Seafield and also of Clonatin, near
Gorey, county Wexford, and 17 Leeson Street, Dublin (baptism
of son George in 1835)
Arms: Arms - Quarterly: 1st and 4th, az.,
two eagles' claws erased, barways, arg., armed, or, for GLASCOTT;
2nd and 3rd, gu., three pears, or, on a chief, arg., a demi-lion, rampant,
sa., armed, of the field, for PERROTT. Crest - An eagle displayed, gu. Motto - Virtute
Death: 27 November 1871, in Gorey district,
county Wexford, Ireland, aged 69
Buried: 2 December 1871, in Ballymore,
county Wexford, Ireland
Will: dated 26 July 1867. Probate was
granted on 13 February 1872
Married: Anna Charlotte Stephens on 24
January 1845, in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire The Gentleman's magazine May 1845 p536 MARRIAGES. Jan 24. At Constantinople, John
Nassau Glascott, M.D. British Hospital, youngest son of the late Capt.
Glascott, New Ross, Ireland, to Anna Charlotte, second dau. of the late
Edw. Stephens, esq. Everton, Liverpool.
Anna was born on 26 November 1818, and baptised on 9 December 1818 in St
Chad, Kirkby by Melling, Lancashire, the daughter of Edward and Mary
Stephens, of Everton, Lancashire. She died in 1881 in Manchester
district, Lancashire, aged 62.
Occupation: Surgeon, noted for being the
first surgeon in Turkey to use ether. South Australian (Adelaide, SA) 3 August
NOTES FROM TURKEY.
"A surgical operation, the patient being under the influence of ether, was
performed here for the first time two days ago. A sailor of a merchant
ship had his hip dis- located and his hip bone fractured, and had received
some intestine injuries by the fall of a heavy bale of merchandise, from a
crane in which it was suspended, upon him. Dr. Glascott, of the British
hospital at Pera, performed the operation with great skill. The man was
utterly insensible during the very difficult and, but for the
ether, most painful setting of the joint. There were as many as half a
hundred people on board the ship to witness the performance and the effect
of the ether. Both were completely successful. Though the man is in great
danger, from his internal injuries, there is good hope of his recovery. No
little sensation here has this proof of the virtue of ether in surgical
operations caused. Orientals honour the medical and surgical science above
The Medical Times 15 April 1848 p484 CHLOROFORM EMPLOYED AT CONSTANTINOPLE.
- The Courrier de Constantinople
of March 4 mentions the successful employment of chloroform by Dr.
Glascott, who, with the assistance of Dr. Collier, amputated a Bulgarian's
arm at Eyoub, completing the operation in nine seconds. Dr. Glascott was
the first who applied the ether in surgical operations in that country.
The Sultan has ordered a quarter-cask of chloroform for the use of the
ladies of his harem!!
George Buchanan writes of arriving in Constantinople by ship in 1855, and
being brought by boat to Galata wharf: Camp life as seen by a civilian p7
(George Buchanan, 1871) I had no leisure to notice the hundred sights of
this celebrated landing place; only, one prominent object arrests the
attention of all who land at Galata bridge - a huge board bearing the
sign, "Dr. Glascott's Surgery."
Death: 2 June 1864, in Constantinople,
Ottoman Empire The Lancet 25 June 1864 p736 DEATHS.
On the 2nd inst., at Constantinople, Dr. J. Glascott.
Education: Trinity College Dublin, which
John entered on 1 July 1847 and graduated B.A. on 4 March 1851.
Married: Louisa Rebecca McGuire on 6 July
1872, in St Andrew, Dublin, county Dublin, Ireland
The marriage was witnessed by Jane A. McGuire, W. C. Moore and Sarah
McQuire. John Henry Glascott is recorded as a bachelor, of full age,
resident at Moira Hotel, Trinity Street, the son of John Glascott, a
barrister. Louisa Rebecca McGuire is recorded as a spinster, of full age,
resident at 107 Lower Gardiner Street, the daughter of John McGuire, whose
occupation is listed as S.J. R.J.C.
Occupation: John was appointed Justice of
the Peace for county Wexford on 30 May 1855.
Notes: of Killowen, near New Ross,
county Wexford. Notes and gleanings relating to the county of Wexford pp185
(William Hickey, 1868)
At the north extremity of the barony, Killowen the property of Mr. John H.
Glascott, J.P., has many acres of good timber, about fifty years' growth;
the house, situated on the banks of the Barrow, has pleasing views of the
Counties of Waterford and Kilkenny.
In The General armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and
Wales p402 (Sir Bernard Burke, 1884), Burke wrotes that John
was "an accomplished genealogist and herald, whose skill and learning have
contributed largely to the production of this work" and mentions him in the
ii) John H. Glascott, J.P., of Killowen, co. Wexford,
so well known as a Genealogist and Herald, has, with indefatigable zeal
and assiduous care, watched the progress of the work from the very
In 1872, John was involved in a law suit against Edward Byrne, who had
originally sued, successfully, John's brother, Robert for seduction of
Edward's daughter, but John claimed that some of the property seized under
that suit was his, not Robert's. Byrne was originally imprisoned for failure
to cover court costs, but released under the new Debtor's Act of 1872
abolishing imprisonment for debt. The Irish law times and solicitors' journal 5
April 1873 pp60-1
CONSOLIDATED CHAMBER. Reported by E. N. BLAKE,
(Before KEOGH, J.)
In the Matter of EDWARD BYRNE.
February 25, 1873. - 35 & 36 Vic., c. 57,ss. 4, 5 - Debt
contracted after the passing of the Act - Discharge of debtor from
A verdict having been had for the plaintiff on the trial of an
interpleader issue, to ascertain the oumership of a chattel which had
been seized by the defendant on August 29, 1872, under a writ of fi.
fa., the plaintiff, after the passing and before the commencement of the
Debtors Act, (Ireland), 1872, issued a writ of ca. sa. for the costs of
the trial, and thereupon, after the commencement of that Act, arrested
and imprisoned the defendant.
On motion it was ordered that the debtor be discharged from
custody, but the Court refused to set aside the writ of ca. sa.
The notice of motion in this matter required the sheriff of
Wexford, and the attorney of the prisoner's detaining creditor, to
forthwith discharge the prisoner from custody; or that, in case of neglect
or refusal so to do, an application would be made for an order to set
aside the writ of ca. sa., and the arrest, and to release the prisoner.
The facts, appearing by affidavit, were as follows:- The prisoner,
Edward Byrne, had in 1872 obtained a verdict, after Trinity term, for two
hundred pounds, for the seduction of his daughter, against Robert R.
Glascott; and, a writ of fi. fa. on foot of the judgment having been
issued, the sheriff of the county of Wexford, on August 29, 1872, seized a
horse thereunder, which, however, was claimed by John H. Glascott, the
present detaining creditor. An interpleader order having been made at the
instance of the sheriff, September 20, the issue was tried on November 4,
1872, between John H. Glascott and Edward Byrne, resulting in a verdict
for the former. The claimant's costs of the interpleader trial amounted to
£4l 6s. 9d., for which a writ of ca. sa. was issued on December 20, 1872,
and under this writ Edward Byrne was arrested on February 3, 1873, and
lodged in Wexford Gaol. The gaoler's certificate was referred to. L. N. Nunn, in support of
the motion. On a former day we applied in Chamber, before Deasy, B. for a
writ of habeas corpus, but were
then advised to adopt the present as the proper proceeding. The entire of
the debt for which the prisoner has been arrested arose and accrued after
the passing of the Debtors Act (Ireland), 1872, and the prisoner was
arrested after the commencement of that Act. Section 5 abolishes
imprisonment for debts contracted after the passing of the Act, and
section 4 defines what is to be deemed a debt contracted after the passing
of the Act. [KEOGH, J. - What was the cause of action?] The
seizure of the horse on August 29, 1872, which led to the interpleader
action under which the liability for the costs was incurred.* [KEOGH,
J. - Who has been served with notice of the motion?] The sheriff, and the
attorney of the detaining creditor through whom the execution was issued.
There was no appearance contra.
KEOGH, J. - Let the prisoner be discharged.†
Attorney for the applicant, C.
Arms: Arms - Az. two eagles' legs barways
erased a la quise ar. armed or., impaling for Mrs. GLASCOTT,
LOUISA REBECCA, dau of JOHN MCGUIRE,
Esq., Tralee, the arms of MCGUIRE of
Knockaninny. Crest - On a ducal coronet or, an
eagle displ. with two heads gu. armed and beaked sa. Motto - Virtute
Death: 26 November 1888, in Dublin South
district, county Dublin, Ireland, aged 58 The Irish law times and solicitors' journal 1
GLASCOTT - November 26, at his residence, Marlborough-road, Dublin, aged
58 years, John Henry Glascott, J.P., eldest son of the late John Glascott,
of Clonatin, Co. Wexford, barrlster-at-law.
Occupation: Electrical Mechanical Engineer.
John joined the Indian State Railways in 1904, and in 1907 was an Assistant
Engineer with the Burma Railways Company. Indian engineering 26 October 1907 p266: Instruction in
Signal Engineering. - Mr. J. R. D. Glascott, Assistant Engineer,
Burma Railways Company, has, it is understood, while on leave at Home,
been placed on special deputation for a period of six months for the
purpose of undergoing a course of practical instruction and training in
Railway Signal Engineering.
John rose to be Agent, Burma Railways by 1920. At his investiture as C.I.E.
in 1926, he is described as "Agent, Burma Railways, and Port Commissioner,
Burma." (London Gazette 29 December 1925 p6)
Notes: John inherited the 146 acre estate of
Fruit Hill in county Wexford from his brother, Gerald, in 1909. He served in
World War I, and was appointed a lieutenant in the 21st Burma Railways
Battalion on 1 April 1917 (London Gazette 17 January 1919 p920). John
was made a Companion of the Indian Empire on 1 January 1926 (London Gazette 29 December 1925 p6). He was
also a Member of thye Legislative Council in Burma.
John was obviously always interested in railways. In 1902 he wrote to The Model engineer and amateur electrician (15
September 1902 p141): Practical Letters from Our
Readers. A Hint to Our
TO THE EDITOR OF The Model Engineer DEAR SIR,-I
have been looking over the back numbers of THE MODEL
ENGINEER, and could not help remarking how much
more useful the experiences of some of your contributors would be, if they
gave fuller particulars as to the working of their engines, &c.
For instance, it is of little use to say a model boiler "steams
freely" or "will supply an engine 1 in. bore by 2 ins. stroke." Different
readers might have different ideas as to what this might mean!
It is not a difficult matter to measure the cubic inches of water,
evaporated, in a given time, at the working pressure. The performances of
various types of boilers could then be compared with some degree of
Brake h.p. of models can be very easily measured with simple
I should suggest that in future the following particulars be
given:- Boilers.- Dimensioned
sketch; weight in working order; working pressure; cubic inches of water
evaporated per hour at that pressure; consumption of oil or spirit per
hour to evaporate this amount. Engines:- Type and
dimensions; boiler pressure at which worked; revolutions per minute (not
guessed but measured); b.h.-p. developed at that speed and pressure; cubic
inches evaporated in boiler per hour to produce this power. Steamers:- Dimensions of
hull; full particulars ot boiler, as above; dimensions and revolutions of
engine; diameter, pitch, and type of propeller; speed of boat accurately
taken over measured course. From these particulars the slip of the screw
can be calculated, and some notion of its efficiency arrived at.
I should like to know if any one has tried making a model
indicator, and with what success. I do not see them advertised by any of
the model makers, nor any form of simple revolution counter.
Trusting you will be able to find space for this in your valuable
paper, yours truly,
J. R. D. Glascott, Bedford
Notes: There is a curious listing
the 1905 Rhode Island State census. A John Glascott is found as a
lodger at 24 Broad Street, Providence, Rhode Island. He is shown as born in
England in June 1887 and the only possible entry for such a person in the
England Birth Index is this John. One small discrepancy is that his parents
are both shown as born in England while John's father was actuallu born in
Ireland. Further details from the census are that John emigrated to the
United States in 1905, and had been living in Providence for 4 months at the
time of the census (1 June 1905). His religion is listed as Episcopal and
his occupation as "Driving own Laundry wagon" which last is entirely strange
and does not seem to fit well with John subsequently becoming an army
officer. I can find no further mention of John in Rhode Island, nor any
indication of why, if this is indeed him, he returned to England before 1912
when he entered the army there.
Death: 20 October 1921, at the Hospital for
Tropical Diseases, Endsleigh Gardens, London, England, aged 34.
John Glascott's name appears on the War
Memorial in Brill, Buckinghamshire
Buried: All Saints, Brill, Buckinghamshire,
England. John's name is listed on the War Memorial in Brill, for the
War of 1914-18. Perhaps the tropical disease from which it seems that he
died was contracted during the War.
Notes: In 1870, Julia is recorded as owning
148 acres at Fruit Hill, county Wexford. Juliana did not marry. Under the
will of her sister, Isabella, and of Julia, Fruit Hill passed to George
Annesley Glascott, the grandson of Julia first cousin. Notes and gleanings relating to the county of Wexford pp185
(William Hickey, 1868)
An unmarried lady of the Glascott family (which came from Essex in 1644)
occupies the small, but well timbered demesne of Fruit Hills: some fine
old timber surrounds the house, which is of Cromwellian type.
Death: 15 October 1885, in New Ross
district, county Wexford, Ireland, aged 89
1851: Wales. Julia Anna Glascott, visitor, is aged 54, born in Ireland
Burial: 20 August 1845 at St James, Perth,
Lanark county, Ontario, Canada
Notes: Some sources have Lucinda's birthdate
as 1 January 1895, but this seems unlikely both because it is so long before
the baptism date, and because it conflicts with the birthdates of her elder
Lucinda and three siblings, Ann, William and John emigrated to Canada in
1819, sailing aboard the Thomas.
(taylorbn); the 1816 date does not tally with immigration date of
1819, and would be before Lucinda's parents' deaths, which is supposed
to be the trigger for the siblings to move to Canada.
Theobald was the son of of John Brownrigg and Lydia Cahill. He was educated
at Trinity College Dublin, where he received a B.A. in 1772 and M.A. in
1776. Theobald was licensed curate of Castlemacadam, county Wicklow,
on 17 May 1771, and held this position until 1776. In 1798, Theobald,
named as a curate resident in Newtonbarry, put in a claim for £239 for the
loss of furniture, clothes, cattle and hay in Hacketstown (Carlow
for losses in 1798). He was later Rector of Kells Grange, county
Kilkenny. Theobald died in 1804, and was buried in Kilcommon, county
Wicklow. On 3 July 1805, the House and demense of Johnsville, along with 25
acres, "lately occupied by Rev. Theobald Brownrigg dec'd" was put
up for sale.
Death: 1838, in Gorey, county Wexford, Ireland
Married: Maria King on 23 May 1863, in
Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Richard Donovan Glascott is recorded as single, aged 29, the son of John
Glascott and Mary Donovan. Maria King is recorded as single, aged 17, born
in New South Wales, the daughter of Richard King and Sarah Brown.
Maria was born on 16 February 1847 in Sydney, New South Wales, and baptised
on 28 March 1847 in St Philip, Sydney, New South Wales, the daughter of
Richard King and Sarah Brown, of Emigrant Creek, New South Wales. She died
on 15 February 1939, and is buried in Ballina, New South Wales, Australia.
Notes: Richard emigrated to Australia,
arriving in Sydney as an able bodied seaman aboard the Alnwick
Castleon 11 January 1857, aged 23. John Henry Glascott notes that
Richard "went to Australia in 1855" so possibly he spent a couple of years
at sea before arriving in Australia. On 11 August 1870 Richard purchased
land on Teven Creek, which he named Aldertown, after the family home in
county Wexford. He is listed as a dairy farmer living in Emigrant Creek
(near Tintenbar, NSW) in the Greville’s Post
Office Directory for Ballina in 1872,
1875 and 1877. He is later listed as being of Alstonville, Richmond River,
New South Wales.
Richard kept a diary from 1 July 1864 until 23 November 1867, which
was published in 2001 by Marlene Lester under the title "The
Glascott diaries: the diaries and account books of Richard Donovan
Glascott a timber-getter on the Richmond river in the 1860s and 1870s" A Thematic History of the Ballina Shire pp77-78
The diaries of Richard Glascott are significant in that they provide an
extremely rare day-to-day account of families living in the Newrybar and
Tintenbar areas in the 1860s.18 Glascott worked in these localities
cutting cedar and in mixed farming and, as his diaries reveal, supporting
a wife and children, as were other cedar men. Importantly Glascott’s
diaries debunk the stereotype that all cedar cutters were single, and
engaged in constant drunkard behaviour.
Death: 9 April 1888, in Lismore district,
New South Wales, Australia
Buried: Ballina Pioneer cemetery, Ballina,
New South Wales, Australia
In 1872, Robert was sued by Edward Byrne, for seduction of Edward's
daughter, and a verdict of £200 was granted. Edward was later counter-sued
by Richard's elder brother, John Henry Glascott, for seizing property of
John's while trying to collect on his judgement against Robert. The Irish law times and solicitors' journal 5
April 1873 pp60-1
The facts, appearing by affidavit, were as follows:- The prisoner,
Edward Byrne, had in 1872 obtained a verdict, after Trinity term, for two
hundred pounds, for the seduction of his daughter, against Robert R.
Glascott; and, a writ of fi. fa. on foot of the judgment having been
issued, the sheriff of the county of Wexford, on August 29, 1872, seized a
horse thereunder, which, however, was claimed by John H. Glascott, the
present detaining creditor.
Notes: Sarah did not marry.
The 1858 edition of Landed Gentry places Sarah as the second daughter,
between Elizabeth and Lucy, while the 1899 edition places her third, between
Lucy and Cassandra. She is described as the second daughter of the Rev
William Glasscott of Pilltown House, Co Wexford in the Ennis
Chronicle of 12 August 1829 transcribed in the IGRS newsletter vol
3 no. 10, April 2003
Death: 22 July 1829, in Whitechurch, county
Mother: Sophia Letitia (Strickland, Calder)
Notes: A number of letters addressed to
Strickland are kept in the Gloucestershire
Archives D6148/10/1. The description of the file is:
Letters, 1811-1879, mainly to Mrs Sophia Calder (later Glascott), fourth
daughter of Sir George Strickland, Bt., and her son, Strickland (latterly
of Apperley Court) exhibited as evidence in a suit in the Chancery
Division of the High Court in 1895. With summary list of the letters
noting references to Strickland Glascott
Include letters to and from Lisbon, Geneva and various places in France
(including Paris, Boulogne & Lyons) where Strickland and his sister
Amelia appear to have spent much of their time. Also include references
to: military actions near Badajors in south-west Spain during Wellington's
peninsular campaign, 1811-12; visits by Amelia to fairs at Portsmouth and
Portsdown, 1815; Amelia's controversial marriage to an old Roman Catholic,
1828; proposed press advertisement appealing for donations to relieve ill
and impecunious lady, 1829; description of the scenic features of the
Rhineland by Strickland, then an artist, 1832
Death: 19 May 1895
At the time of his death, Strickland was resident at 2 Cathnor Road,
Shepherd's Bush, London.
Married: John Lynn on 13 October 1790, in St
Paul, Dublin., county Dublin, Ireland Town and country magazine November 1790
MARRIAGES. Oct. 13. -
J. Lynn, of Feathard, county of Wexford, esq. to miss Wilhelmina Glascott,
of New Ross.
John was of Fethard, county Wexford. He died on 16 April 1800.
Notes: Wilhelmina was of New Ross, county
Married: Arabella Stephens in Ross, Ireland,
on 17 April 1765 The Gentleman's and London magazine April 1765
p256 List of MARRIAGES
for the Year 1765. April 17.
At Ross, Wm. Glasscott, esq; lieut. in the 2d reg. of foot commanded by
major gen. Charles Montagu, to Miss Arabella Stevens.
The marriage license was dated 19 January 1765.
Arabella was born in 1744/5, the daughter of William Stephens, M.D., F.R.S.,
of Chilcolm, county Kilkenny and sister of Sarah Stephens, who married
William's brother, Francis. She died on 16 June 1807, aged 62, and was
buried on 24 June 1807, in Whitechurch, county Wexford.
Arabella Glascott, widow, of New Ross, was granted £13/13/0 for plate and
furniture lost in 1798.
Occupation: Army Officer
William was an ensign in the 2nd Regiment of Foor in 1757, and a lieutenant
in that regiment at his marriage in 1765. In 1768 he was a lieutenant on
half-pay in the 124th Foot.
Education: William entered Trinity College
Dublin on 25 April 1775, and graduated B.A. in 1779.
Married: Elizabeth Madden on 10 October 1787
Elizabeth was born in 1766, the daughter of Rev. Samuel Madden, L.L.D.,
incumbent of Kells and Fiddown, county Kilkenny and vicar-general of the
diocese of Ossory, and Cassandra Travers. She died on 23 May 1851.
Occupation: Clergyman. William was ordained
priest on 16 July 1783. He was chaplain to his Majesty's fort of Duncannon
and rector of Ballyhack, county Wexford. Limerick Chronicle 18 July 1783 Kilkenny, July 16, On Sunday, the Hon. And Right
Reverend Doctor Beresford, Lord Bishop of Ossory, held an ordination in
the parish church of St. Mary's when the following gentlemen, viz. Edward
Beaty, R. White, Bartholemew Thomas, Frederick Philips, Richard Henry
Symes, William B??, William Chamberlaine, John Richards, Thomas Ryan,
James Ellard, Matthew Moore, and John Leally, batchelors of arts, were
ordained deacons; and Arthur Brownlow, William Glascott, Richard Bevan,
John Pritty, John Higanbotham, and Thomas Paul, bachelors of arts, were
William was rector at Ballyhack during the 1798 rebellion, and evacuated his
parish in the path of the rebels after the fall of Wexford. Rev. William
Glascott, of Vicar;s Park, claimed relief of £194/3/6 for wine, spirits,
cattle, furniture and cloaths lost in 1798. Memoirs of the different rebellions in Ireland p521
(Richard Musgrave, 1802) The reverend William Glascott, rector of the
parish of St James or Ballyhack, which lies on the Ross river, above
Duncannon fort, and opposite to Passage, having received the earliest
intelligence of the rebel encampment formed on the mountain of Forth, and
the defeat of the Meath militia there, critically alarmed his
parishioners, some of whom sought an asylum in the fort of Duncannon; and
others crossed the river at Ballyhack, and were treated with very great
humanity by captain Forbes of the Ravensworth transport, who received as
many of them as he could accommodate in his vessel, and provided them with
necessaries. Two only fell into the hands of the rebels, who posted
piquets on all the roads leading to Ross, Ballyhack and Duncannon, to
intercept such protestants as might attempt to escape.
A topographical dictionary of Ireland p31
(Nicholas Carlisle, 1810) KILLESK, in the Barony of Shelburne, Co. of WEXFORD,
and Province of Leinster: a R. and V., consolidated, and Episcopally
united, in 1780, and ever since, to the Impropriate Cures of Dunbrody,
Rathroe, and St. James's: a Church, in repair, at Ballyhack,
in the parish of St. James: no Glebe House, or Glebe: The Rev. William
Glascott, the Incumbent (in 1806), who has cure of souls, is resident at Pilltown, a mile and an half from
Dunbrody, and four miles from the church at Ballyhack, and discharges the
duties in person.
William inherited the estates of Pilltown from his father and Alderton from
his uncle, John Glascott. He made substantial additions and alterations to
Pilltown in the 1820's, and renamed it Alderton House. The original house of
Aldertown was attached to an old quadrangular castle, Alderton Castle. The
demesne was cut up into farms, and what remains of the house let to a
farmer. In 1837, Samuel Lewis noted the agricultural improvements as a
result of a system of drainage introduced by William Glascott. A topographical dictionary of Ireland p714
(Samuel Lewis 1837) WHITECHURCH ...
The parish is situated on the Ross river, by which it is bounded on the
west; it comprises 5017 statute acres, chiefly under tillage; the soil is
in some parts good and the system of agriculture has in particular
instances been brought to a high state of perfection; green crops, and an
extensive system of drainage, introduced by the late Mr. Glascott, have
been continued with great success on the estate of Pilltown, and are
gradually being adopted on other estates; ... The river, which abounds
with the finest salmon, is here navigable for vessels of several hundred
tons, and the inlets to Pilltown and Camlin are navigable for small
vessels. At the village of Whitechurch is a station of the constabulary
police. Pilltown, the seat of W.M. Glascott, Esq., is pleasantly situated
on the Ross river, and surrounded by an extensive demesne embellished with
Death: 29 September 1829
Married (2nd): Sophia Letitia (Strickland)
Calder on 1 April 1808 in St Paul, St Paul's Square, Liverpool, Lancashire,
Sophia was baptised on 27 January 1774 in Boynton, Yorkshire, the daughter
of Sir George Strickland, Bart, of
Boynton Hall, Yorkshire and Elizabeth Laetitia Winn. She
married, firstly, James Calder on 25 August 1798, in Boynton, Yorkshire, and
had three children, a son, Freeman Calder, baptised in Woodbridge, Suffolk,
in 1804, and two daughters, Amelia and Harriot. Captain James Calder,
paymaster of the 21st Light Dragoons, drowned accidentally on 25 June 1805,
in Woodbridge river, Suffolk, when his sailing boat was upset and sunk.
Sophia died on 2 April 1859, in Hammersmith, Middlesex.
Occupation: Army Officer
William was a lieutenant in the 16th (The Queen's) Regiment of (Light)
Dragoons, a cavalry regiment which became, in 1816, the 16th (The Queen's)
Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Lancers). William served with the regiment in
the Peninsula War during which he was arrested in April 1810 in Lisbon "for
highly unofficerlike conduct and great neglect of duty", found guilty in a
court-martial at Thomar, Portugal, on 10-11 September, and cashiered. In
August 1811 he was pardoned by the Prince Regent and restored to his
commission. General Orders: Spain and Portugal : January 1st to
December 31st 1811, Volume 3 pp180-182
GENERAL'S OFFICE. Fuente
de Guinaldo, 3d Sept. 1811.
1. (Copy) Horse
Guards, 10th August, 1811.
HAVING laid before the Prince Regent the Proceedings of a
General Court Martial held at Thomar, on the 10th and 11th September,
1810, for the trial of Lieutenant William Glascott, 16th Light Dragoons,
who was arraigned upon the undermentioned charges, viz.
1st. For highly unofficerlike conduct and great neglect of duty in
leaving a village near Abrantes, to which place he had been sent in charge
of sick from Elvas on the removal of the General Hospital from that place,
and proceeding to Lisbon without leave, on or about the month of March
2d. For remaining at Lisbon, in violation of the orders of this
army, for a considerable length of time, and not returning to his
detachment, or the Head Quarters of his regiment, till put in arrest at
Lisbon and sent up to the army by order of the Commander of the Forces.
3d. For highly unofficerlike conduct and neglect of duty in not
reporting himself to Captain Seaton of the 88th Regiment, then commanding
the detachment of sick at Abrantes, the said Lieutenant Glascott having
been sent to that place in charge of a detachment of sick from Elvas.
Upon which charges the Court came to the following decision:
The Court having maturely and deliberately weighed and considered
the evidence adduced in support of the prosecution against the prisoner
Lieutenant Wm. Glascott of the 16th Light Dragoons, together with what he
has set forth in his defence, and the evidence thereon, are of opinion
that he is Guilty of the charges preferred against him, "being in breach
of the Articles of War," and do by virtue thereof sentence him, the
prisoner, Lieutenant William Glascott, of the 16th Light Dragoons, to be
I am to acquaint your Lordship that his Royal Highness was pleased,
in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, to approve and confirm the
finding and sentence of the Court, but in consideration of the favourable
circumstances stated by the President, Major General Leith, and also with
reference to the period the Prisoner has been in arrest, since April,
1810, the Prince Regent was further pleased to extend to Lieutenant
Glascott his most gracious pardon, and to command that he should be
restored to the functions of his commission.
in Chief. To General the Rt Honourable Visc. Wellington, K.B. Commander of the Forces in Portugal.
2. Lieutenant Glascott of the 16th Light Dragoons, is to be
released from his arrest, and to return to his duty with his regiment.
Landed gentry of Great Britain and Ireland p448
(Sir Bernard Burke, 1858) notes that William "left four daus who went to
Australia". I have not yet discovered the name of the fourth daughter. The
last surviving of the daughters was Fanny who died on 19 December 1850 (The Courier 11 January 1851 p2).
Occupation: Army Officer
Gentleman Cadet William Glascott from the Royal Military College was
commissioned as ensign in the 12th Regiment of Foot on 21 April 1812 (London Gazette 18 April 1812 p731), and
promoted to lieutenant, without purchase, on 23 October 1813 (London Gazette 9 November 1813 p2207).
William is listed in the 1821 Army list p531 as being on half-pay.
Lieutenant Glascott transferred from half-pay in the 12th Regiment to the
66th Regiment on 9 April 1925 (London Gazette 16 April 1825 p649).
The 66th was stationed in Canada. They had occupied an island in Georgian
Bay but a land settlement between the British and the Americans ceded the
island to the Americans. The British Regiment vacated and moved to
Penatanguishene where it stayed for a number of years. Lieutenant Glascott
is described as the Commandant of the station at Penatanguishene. United service magazine January 1839 p105 The writer of this happened to visit the station
at Penetanguishine, in Upper Canada, when the late Lieutenant Glascott of
the 66th was Commandant, and he learned from that officer, that during his
command there, all the limited service men of the detachment, as they
approached the term of their engagement, had given notice of their
intentions to avail themselves of the grant.
Landed gentry of Great Britain and Ireland p448
(Sir Bernard Burke, 1858) states that William was a captain in the 66th
Regiment, possibly a posthumous promotion, but more likely an error. The
memorial panel in St James on the Line states his rank as lieutenant.
Death: 23 January 1837, in Penatanguishene,
Simcoe county, Ontario, Canada.
William froze to death after being thrown from a cutter while returning from
Buried: St James on the Line,
Penatanguishene, Simcoe county, Ontario, Canada. Foundations of faith: historic religious buildings of
Ontario p82 (Violet M. Holroyd, 1991)
One side of the double memorial panel is to the memory of Lieut. Wm.
Glascott who froze to death after being thrown from a cutter while
returning from town. There are two conflicting views as to why
the other side was left blank. Some say it was to have been in memory of
Mr. Glascott's traveling companion who was expected to die of pneumonia.
However, the man recovered, was posted elsewhere and never heard of again.
The other view is that it was left blank as a warning to soldiers against
the dire consequences of intemperance.
The panel reads: SACRED
to the memory
LT. WILLIAM GLASCOTT of His Majesty's 66th Regiment
WHO DIED JANUARY 23 1837
FROZEN TO DEATH ON HIS RETURN FROM
VILLAGE AFTER A NIGHT OF FESTIVITY
Education: Trinity College Dublin,
graduating B.A. in 1827
Married: Elizabeth Harriet Lucy Boyd on 20
Elizabeth was born in 1817/8, the daughter of Major James Boyd, of
Rossclare, county Wexford, and Georgina Jocelyn. She died on 21 March 1877
in New Ross district, county Wexford, aged 59.
Occupation: J.P. in counties Kilkenny and
Wexford, and High Sheriff of Wexford 1833-4.
Notes: William succeeded his father at
Pilltown in 1829. The house had been recently remodelled, enlarged and
renamed Alderton house. The original Alderton estate was still in the
family. In 1878, William is recorded as the owner of 469 acres in county
Kilkenny, with a letting value of £640, and 2,821 acres, with a letting
value of £1701, in county Wexford.
Notes and gleanings relating to the county of Wexford pp184-5
(William Hickey, 1868)
Mr. W. M. Madden Glascott, J.P., the principal land proprietor in
the parish of White Church, holds about 200 acres of pasture land
included, 100 acres reclaimed entirely at his own cost, and 100 acres of
plantations. The soil is variable - some of it good, deep loam, the rest
light, sharp soil. Limestone, sea sand, and town-manure, are cheaply
conveyed by water from Ross, and sea-sand is abundant in the immediate
neighbourhood of Alderstown. The value of Scotch fir and larch of thirty
years' growth, and oak poles from twenty-five to thirty years growth, is
here considerable, from the facility of sending timber away by water
carriage. Mr. Glascott, pursuing the customary rotations, but never
breaking up good grass land, has a large live stock, in proportion to the
extent of his land - thirty dairy cows; twenty two year olds; twenty-four
yearlings; twenty-four calve; twenty-eight sheep, and many pleasure and
working horses and mules. The labourers on the estate have good slated
cottages, with gardens, and 1s. a
day, all the year round, and generally some firewood. Extra labourers are
put to contract work. Satisfactory tenants, where the farms are in proper
condition, as to size, compactness, &c., have leases of thirty years
and the landlord's life; and every reasonable encouragement is given to
well-conducted and industrious tenants. On some other estates the tenure
is from year to year. Small holders and young labouring men in this
district are still diminishing - so that when a press of work comes it is
difficult to find labourers. Improved machines and implements are in use
by Mr. Glascott and other gentlemen. Grubb and Wood's reaping machine, and
portable horse-threshing machines are employed; and generally the large
holders are improving very much. At the north extremity of the barony,
Killowen the property of Mr. John H. Glascott, J.P., has many acres of
good timber, about fifty years' growth; the house, situated on the banks
of the Barrow, has pleasing views of the Counties of Waterford and
Kilkenny. An unmarried lady of the Glascott family (which came from Essex
in 1644) occupies the small, but well timbered demesne of Fruit Hills:
some fine old timber surrounds the house, which is of Cromwellian type.
The woods in this neighbourhood were formerly so dense and extensive, that
an old saying was - "a man might walk from Aldertown to Pilltown on the
tops of the trees." The original house of Aldertown was attached to an old
quadrangular castle, which belonged to a branch of the richly land-endowed
family of Sinnots. The demesne is now cut up into farms, and what remains
of the house is let to a farmer.
Irish Sport and Sportsmen pp61-2 (B. M.
THE CURRAGHMORE HOUNDS
That excellent sportsman, taking him as a rider to hounds, a judge of
hounds and their management, as well as a crack shot, Wm. Madden Glascott,
of Alderton, to whom I before alluded, wrote a little brochure on this
season's sport, under the nom de plume
of "A Visitor." As I have a copy, I will read you the account of one or
two runs, as given by him, and coming from such a judge, they will be
worth your attention. How well I remember him sailing, as he used to do,
to hounds on his famous bay horse, "Schoolboy," and how I used to envy his
performances, though he was then past the prime of life: but his heart, as it is this momont, was in its
right place. This is what he says: "January 28th, 1862 - Castletown -
Found our friend again at Talbot's Gorse, close to Annefield; had four
mortal hours and five minutes again at him over the Wynne's Gorse country;
away to Mr. Wall Morris's plantations, to near Callan, to near Kells;
faraway into the Kilkenny Hunt country. This run (though too much of a
good thing) was for pace, country, and length, such as a man can only
expect to see once in his lifetime, and we believe the hounds had all the
latter portion of it to themselves. No one up but the master, and no
wonder, few even attempting to struggle on to the finish; and that good
man, Mr. Mulcahy, losing his famous chestnut mare, found dead in her
stable next morning, no doubt from the severity of the run."
"March 14th — Kilmacthomas — Found in Sir Edward Kennedy's
plantation; ran to near Woodhouse, back by Comeragh Lodge, and into the
Dungarvan country; one hour and twenty minutes — very fast,
to ground on an island in a pond." I saw this run myself, and it was as
fine as man need wish to see. Same day we had a tickler from Kilmacthomas
Gorse up to Croghawn mountain — terrible pace, but only fifteen minutes.
Glascott gives his opinion in his little pamphlet on the hounds,
which I will also read you: "The hunting hounds consist generally of
twenty-five or thirty couple, standing, on an average, about twenty-two
and a half inches, of great length, bone, and muscle, which, on a near
inspection, surprises you, as, looking at them sideways from a little
distance, as they step along to cover, brought out, as they are, in such
condition (fit to go), they appear light, lengthy hounds. We cannot say
what the kennel discipline is, but when brought out, they appear to me as
near perfection as it is possible to bring hounds. In the field they
depend upon themselves (for hunting is the order of the day), and with a
fair scent, and once clear of the field, they require little interference
on the part of the huntsman." Landed gentry of Great Britain and Ireland p449
(Sir Bernard Burke, 1858) Arms -
Quarterly: 1st and 4th, az., two eagles' claws, erased, barways, arg.,
armed, or, for GLASCOTT; 2nd and 3rd, gu., three pears, or,
on a chief, arg., a demi-lion, rampant, sa., for PERROTT Crest - An eagle, displayed, with
two heads, per pale, arg. and az. Motto - Virtute decoratus. Seat - Alderton, near New Ross.
Death: 15 February 1895 in New Ross district, county Wexford,
Ireland, aged 88
Education: Rugby School, entering in 1853. Rugby school register p26 (1886)
1853 lGlascott William, son
of William M. Glascott, Esq. Alderton, New Ross, County Wexford, Ireland,
aged 15, June 29 Evans
lFormerly Captain 30th Regiment
Married (1st): Mary Cayley on 23 August 1866
in St James Anglican, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The marriage was witnessed
by Sophia Cayley of Toronto and J. E. Goodwyer of Quebec. William Glascott
is recorded as aged 29, born in Ireland the son of William Madden and
Elizabeth Glascott, and resident in Quebec. Mary Cayley is recorded as aged
23, born in Niagara, the daughter of William and Emma Robinson Cayley, and
resident in Toronto.
Mary was born on 30 August 1842 in Niagara, Ontario, the daughter of William
Cayley and Emma Robinson Boulton, of Toronto, Ontario. She was known as
"Minnie". Mary died on 14 August 1890, in Rosbercon, New Ross district,
county Kilkenny, aged 74. The
Days of My Pilgrimage chapter 44 (Anna Frances Willis):  My cousin Sophie Cayley, who had lost her
sister, mother and father during the previous winter, had received a
letter begging her to come to Ireland at once if she wished to see her
sister Minnie Glascott again. It was decided that Dora and Sophie should
travel together and that Dora should visit Ireland before going on to
England. On the way there the vessel struck on the Fastnet Rock, near
Ireland, but being a vessel with water tight compartments, they reached
port without loss of life or cargo. After a few weeks Dora left Sophie
with her sister, who lived until August, when she peacefully passed away.
Married (2nd): Fanny Isabella (Carroll)
Harris on 3 September 1891 in New Ross district, county Wexford, Ireland.
Fanny was born on 3 December 1838, in Dublin, and baptised on 21 May 1839 in
the parish of St Peter, Dublin, the daughter of William Hales Carroll and
Fanny Isabella Tyndall, of Pembroke Road, Dublin. Fanny was the sister of
Mary Carroll who married William first cousin, Richard
Ussher. She married, firstly, John William Harris on 26 September
1868, in St Peter, Dublin. John died in 1884, in Dublin. Fanny died in 1915,
in New Ross district, county Wexford., aged 76.
Occupation: Army Officer, serving in the 30th Regiment of Foot
and reaching the rank of Captain.
William was commissioned as Ensign in the 30th Foot, without purchase, on 16
March 1858 (London Gazette 16 March 1858 p1456), and
promoted to Lieutenant, by purchase, on 31 January 1860 (London Gazette 31 January 1860 p339). The
30th Foot deployed to Canada in 1861 in response to tensions caused by the
American Civil War. William was promoted to Captain, by purchase, on 21
March 1865 (London Gazette 21 March 1865 p1619), and
married in Toronto in 1866, at which time he is recorded as being resident
in Quebec. The 30th Foot was posted to Ireland in 1869 and Captain Glascott
retired on 24 December 1870 (London Gazette 23 December 1870 p5874).
Back in Canada, Williiam is listed in 1873 as the Deputy Registrar at the
offices of the Surrogate Court in Toronto at 51 Adelaide St E. The Registrar
was his father-in-law, William Cayley.
After returning from Canada to Ireland with his regiment in 1869, and then
retiring from the army in 1870. William and his three children (Amy, William
and "Miss Glascott") returned to Canada, arriving in Quebec aboard
Hibernian from Liverpool on 18
July 1872. In September 1877 William and family returned to Ireland,
when with his father becoming elderly, he was needed to manage the family
estate, which he inherited in 1895. When William died in 1917 his estate
consisted of 2,821 acres.
In her autobiography, Anna Willis describes visiting her cousin, Mrs.
William Cayley, Mary Cayley's mother, at her home at 172 Beverley Street in
Toronto in 1876. William and Mary Glascott and five of their children were
also living in the house at that time. The
Days of My Pilgrimage chapter 10 (Anna Frances Willis): The station, now called the Old Union Station,
was not yet built, but there was a small building somewhere in that
neighbourhood where I disembarked and there Sophie and her sister Mrs.
Glascott met me and brought me up in a cab to their house. I can feel
myself now sitting at lunch at that big table, so filled with people,
watching with envy the boys drinking ginger beer but too shy to accept it
when offered me.
Now I may as well go over the inmates of my new home. First of
course was the Hon. William Cayley, a tall stout bald-headed old
gentleman, the soul of kindness and hospitality. Mrs. Cayley was a little
lady with a quick decided manner, of whom I was very much afraid, but she
was always very kind to me. The eldest daughter Harriet was married to Mr.
James Cartwright and living in Napanee, but the second, Minnie, was at her
father's house with her husband and five little children. The two eldest
were girls of seven and eight, Ethel and Amy. Then came Willie of six,
little Philip just three, and Arthur, a baby. Two others, a boy and girl
were with their father's people in Ireland. Mrs Cayley's youngest daughter
was Sophie. She was about twenty-five. and a very serious earnest-minded
Christian. She had left the Church of England some time before, as had
both her sisters.The two youngest sons were also at home, Hugh and Arthur,
boys of just my own age and soon great friends.
The house was, as I have said, a very large one, but the rooms were
all spacious and the two larger bedrooms had each a dressing room, quite
as big as an ordinary bedroom today. Furnaces were not the order of the
day in 1876 but a huge coal stove in the immense square hall and a second
in the back hall were kept going and there were fires in the grates in
nearly every room. How pleasant and "homey" the big dining room used to
look in the morning, with its bright cheerful fire and the shining brass
kettle on the "hob". The tea was made in the dining room and it was one of
my duties to make it. I remember Mrs. Cayley instructing me: "Six
spoonfuls, and be sure to make it by nine o'clock". A separate room could
not be found for me, so Sophie generously shared hers with me-a large
square room with two doors, one opening on to the front hall and the other
on to the back hall where the nurseries were. A large bow window looked
over the garden. The front of the house was right on the street, but the
back, where the drawing and dining rooms were situated, looked over the
garden. A sloping terrace led you to a beautiful croquet lawn, where Mr.
Cayley used to play croquet on sunny afternoons with his old friends Mr.
Todd and Mr. Michie and others whose names I have forgotten. At each
corner of the lawn was a flower bed, brilliant with verbenas and petunias.
To arrange these for the table was one of my duties and one I fear I did
not excel in. Behind the lawn were trees and at the northwest corner Mr.
Cayley had built a house for his son Frank when he married, and there they
lived with the one baby Emma. All the south side of the garden was a
shrubbery where the Glascott children played and where occasionally the
So the days went on and the first of April brought "another little
April fool", as Hugh said, to the house. It was a sweet baby and Mrs.
Glascott took great pleasure in it and so did I. This young lady required
a nurse to herself and as little Arthur was still a baby and needed a
nurse to look after him the three elder children came to be almost
entirely the charge of Sophie and myself. Ethel and Amy slept in two
little beds in our room and we looked after them practically altogether.
Ethel was a fair delicate child with a thick mane of fair hair. She spent
most of her time reading in the drawing room. Amy, also very fair, with
short wavy hair, was a very imp of mischief. She seemed to be everywhere,
tormenting each member of the family in turn, now insisting on peeling
potatoes in the kitchen, then hiding the gardener's tools, then dragging
little Philip into some escapade such as blacking his face with coal or
helping themselves to sugar from the sideboard. By degrees the family got
in the habit of sending her to me. It was "Go to Cousin Fanny" all day
long, till at last I was rarely without her, but I never wearied of her.
She was the first little child I had ever had to love and my whole heart
went out to her and she loved me "frantically" in return. I suppose one's
first love of any kind has some peculiar fascination about it and can
never be repeated just the same again. I have had to do with many little
children since but none ever appealed to me in just the same way (of
course I do not include my own children in this statement).
Soon after the arrival of little Grace it was decided that the
Glascotts should all return to Ireland, where Captain Glascott's father
had an estate. I think the idea was that he look after it, as his father
was growing old.
There was much to do before the Glascotts left and the little
carriage was kept busy with shopping and visits. My especial share of the
work was to dress three large dolls for Ethel, Amy and Eva, the little
sister in Ireland. I was a neat sewer but not a skillful one and it took
me many, many hours to get all those clothes made.
During the summer I was off and on at "Robinson Villa", where
mother was keeping house for Fred and Osmond while Lady Robinson and Sir
James and the girls went to the mountains and later to the sea, coming
home by Saratoga. Dora accompanied them, so mother was a good deal alone
unless I came up to stay with her. I always brought Amy and sometimes
Philip with me. I remember one evening we had Dolly Ord, who was a year or
so older than Amy, to tea. The little girls had tea alone and then played
in the garden. When I put Amy to bed she prayed most earnestly that she
might not be ill in the night, "for you know, Lord," she added, "that it
was Dolly who tempted me to take them". I found on enquiry that the
children had helped themselves freely to the new potatoes left from late
Dr. Ardagh came in one day unexpectedly and declared I was pale and
must come to Barrie with him and then on to Muskoka to stay with the Ords.
I had been invited but had not expected to go, as there seemed so much to
do. However I had a very pleasant week in Barrie and two at Lake Rosseau.
Amy cried bitterly when I left but prayed every night that "dear darling
Cousin Fanny would come home quite well and as fresh as a daisy".
It was not long after my return that the separation came. It was in
September and the house seemed very empty when such a party had gone out
of it; Captain and Mrs. Glascott six children and two nurses. I still
think of that day when I see the shining horse chestnuts lying on the
ground and I go back to that morning when I walked sadly behind the
shrubbery, feeling I must be alone where no one could see my tears.
Death: 1917 in New Ross district, county Wexford, Ireland, aged 80
Education: Trinty College Dublin. William
graduated B.A. in 1862, and M.A. in 1876.
Married (1st): Constance Warwick on 7 May
1878, in St Jude, Englefield Green, Surrey, England The Irish law times and solicitors' journal 18
GLASCOTT and WARWICK - May 7, at St. Jude's Church, Englefield Green,
Surrey, by the Rev. Solomon Donovan, M.A., uncle of the bridegroom, the
Rev. W. E. Glascott, M.A., fourth son of the late J. Glascott,
barrister-at-law, formerly of Clonatin, Gorey, and Leeson-street, Dublin,
to Constance, youngest daughter of B. Warwick, Esq., of Englefleld Green,
Constance was born in 1860, in Kensington
district, Middlesex, the daughter of B. Warwick, of Englefield Green,
Surrey. She died on 2 June 1879, in Windsor
district, Berkshire and Surrey, aged 19.
Married (2nd): Katherine Freeman Daniel on 5
January 1885 in St
district, Denbighshire and Flintshire, Wales.
Katherine was born in 1868/9, in Hanley, Staffordshire, the daughter of John
Coates Daniel and Emma Marie Nicholls.
1881: Cambrian House, 3 Grove Place, Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire
1901: St Margaret & St John the Evangelist, Westminster, London:
Catherine F. Glascott, servant, is aged 35, born in Stoke On Trent,
Staffordshire. Her occupation is Secretary.
1911: Hampstead, London: Cathrine Freeman Glascott is aged 41, born in
Shelton, Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire
William was ordained deacon on 21 October 1861 and priest on 21 February
1864. From 1865 until 1867 William was a minister at Christ Church in
Jessore, Bengal, India and in 1866 he officiated at the wedding of his
brother George in Barrackpore, Bengal. William was appointed
curate-in-charge in Blackbourton, Oxfordshire on 1 April 1881, holding this
post until 1884. He was appointed Vicar of Brill with Boarstall,
Buckinghamshire, in 1887.
Death: 8 March 1889, in Thame
district, Buckinghamshire, England, aged 50
Notes: In the 1901 census, William is
described as a cripple, and it is noted that he can read, but presumably not
write, as the others in the return are shown as "Can read and write" and
William just as "Can read"
Death: 6 May 1904 in New Ross district,
county Wexford, Ireland, aged 34