The Groome Family

Alicia Groome

Father: Edward Groome

Mother: Marianne Gifford

Married : John Groome

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Anne (Groome) Whitty

of Castlecomer, county Kilkenny, Ireland

Father: Edward Groome

Mother: Marianne Gifford

Married : John Whitty on 5 February 1785

Children: Death: 22 February 1826

Buried: Rathvilly churchyard, county Carlow, Ireland
The following memorial in Rathvilly cemetery:
TO THE MEMORY OF MRS. ANNE WHITTY.
Here lie beneath this marble stone consign'd,
Wife, mother, sister, Christian, all combin'd,
Each station gently fill'd by God approv'd,
She died lamented as she lived beloved.
The shaft by which the fatal blow was given,
No sting inflicting sent her soul to heaven.
     Died 22nd Feb. 1826.


Notes: The marriage license bond lists Anne as a Protestant.

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Annette Georgina Mary (Groome) Powell

known as "Nannie"

Father: Edward G. Groome

Mother: Frances Emily (Uniacke) Groome

Married: Nathaniel Robert Powell on 22 March 1854, in Monkstown, county Dublin, Ireland
Nathaniel Robt. Powell is recorded as a bachelor, of full age, the son of Robert Powell, gent. Nathaniel's occupation is a Barrister at law, and he is resident at Newtown Park, Monkstown. Annette Georgina Mary Groome is recorded as a spinster, of full age, the daughter of Edward Groome, Rector of Beulieu. Annette is resident at Newtown Park, Monkstown.

Children: Death: 29 April 1896

Probate: granted 6 June 1896, to Charles D. Powell and Una J. E. Powell
Ireland Calendar of Wills 1896 p364
POWELL Annette Georgina Mary. 6 June. Probate of the Will of Annette Georgina Mary Powell late of Bellosguardo Blackrock County Dublin Widow who died 29 April 1896 granted at Dublin to the Reverend Charles D. Powell Clerk and Una J. E. Powell Spinster both of Bellosguardo. Effects £1,569 6s. 6d.

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Annie Catherine Maxwell (Groome) Kilroy

Annie Catherine Groome
Annie Catherine Maxwell (Groome) Kilroy
photo from Chris Gosnell
Gravestone of William Wesley Kilroy, Annie Groome and Susan Kilroy
Gravestone of William Wesley Kilroy, Annie Catherine Maxwell (Groome) Kilroy and Susan Kilroy in Killeagh Cemetery, Oldcastle, county Meath, Ireland
photograph from Jerry Gosnell
Birth: 27 July 1858, in Drogheda, county Louth, Ireland

Baptism: 4 September 1858, in Beaulieu, county Louth, Ireland

Father: Edward G. Groome

Mother: Harriette Maxwell (Carpendale) Groome

Married: William Wesley Kilroy on 20 September 1888, in the parish church, St Peters, Drogheda, county Louth, Ireland
William Wesley Kilroy is recorded as a bachelor, of full age, the son of James Kilroy, gentleman. William's occupation is listed as gentleman, and he is resident at Moatview, Oldcastle, county Meath. Annie Katherine Maxwell Groome is recorded as a spinster, of full age, the daughter of Edward Groome, clerk in holy orders. Annie is resident in St Peters, Drogheda.

Children: Death: 26 July 1924, at Moat View, Oldcastle, county Meath, Ireland, aged 65
Annie Maxwell Kilroy is recorded as married, aged 65, the wife of a gentleman farmer. The cause of death is listed as rheumatoid arthritis and broncho-pneumonia.

Buried: Killeagh cemetery, Oldcastle, county Meath, Ireland
The headstone reads:
In loving memory of William Wesley Kilroy died 6th May 1931 aged 75 his wife Annie Catherine Maxwell died 25th July 1924 and his sister Susan Kilroy died 27th January 1922

Census:
1901: Moat, Oldcastle, county Meath
1911: Moat, Oldcastle, county Meath

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Cyril William Groome

Birth: 5 March 1893, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Father: William Frederick Montague Groome

Mother: Kathleen Juliana (Carpendale) Groome

Married: Charlotte _____. Charlotte was born in 1895/6, in Iowa.

Occupation: Clerk

Notes: Cyril dropped his first name, and usually went by Bill. On 26 March 1911, William, travelling with his uncle, William Carpendale, arrived in New York aboard the Caledonia having embarked in Londonderry. Cyril William gives his final destination as Toronto, to join his friend, Mr. Smith, in the Manchester Buildings, Toronto, while his uncle was continuing on to Oxbow, Saskatchewan. William is described as 6 foot 1 inch tall, with a grey eyes, fair hair and a fresh complexion. His nephew remembers that he was "a great story teller".

Death: June 1973, in King county, Washington, United States

Census & Addresses:
1911: Dungannon Ireland (passenger manifest of the Caledonia, 26 March 1911)
1920: King county, Washington
1973: King county, Washington  (U.S. Social Security Death Index)

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Edward Groome

Title: Reverend

Birth: 1734 or 1735

Education: Trinity College Dublin. Edward entered on 26 May 1752 and graduated B.A. in 1756.
Alumni Dublinienses p350 (ed. G. D. Burtchaeli and T. U. Sadlier, 1935):
GROOM, EDWARD, Siz. (Mr Hynes), May 26, 1752, aged 17 [N.F.P.] Sch. 1754. B.A. Vern 1756.

Married: Marianne Gifford on 24 July 1761, in Kilkenny, Ireland

Children: Death: 18 July 1798, at Ossory House, Kilkenny, county Kilkenny, Ireland
The Gentleman's Magazine August 1798 p725:
  
At Ossory house, the Rev. Edward Groome, of Castlecomer.

Notes: Edward was made a deacon on 21 May 1758 and a priest a week later on 28 May, both in Ossory. The next day he was licensed as curate of Rower at £40 a year. On 9 June 1759 he was also licensed as curate of Cloneamery, both of which posts he held until 1766. He was Vicar of Ballytarsney from 1763 to 1791. And in 1767 he became curate of Durrow (county Laois) and on 21 June 1768, curate of Castlecomer (county Kilkenny). He was Vicar of Abbeyleix (county Laois) from 1773 to 1798. W.F. Montague Groome writes that Edward was Rector of Dungarvan (county Waterford) but this could not be substantiated through the Clergy Succession list. W.F. Montague Groome also notes that Edward lived on his own property in Castlecomer (county Kilkenny, Ireland).

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Edward Groome

Birth: 1775/6, in county Kilkenny, Ireland

Father: Edward Groome

Mother: Marianne Gifford

Education: Trinity College Dublin. Edward entered on 1st October 1792 and graduated B.A. in 1797.
Alumni Dublinienses p350 (ed. G. D. Burtchaeli and T. U. Sadlier, 1935):
GROOME, EDWARD, Pen. (Mr Ashe), Oct. 1, 1792, aged 14; s. of Edward, Clericus; b. Co. Kilkenny. B. A. Vern 1797.

Married : Sarah Smyth
Possibly this marriage between Edward Groome, Esq. and Sarah Smith on 19 December 1797 in Dublin St Thomas.

Children:
Killinane
Killinane, near Leighlin-bridge, county Carlow
Notes: In 1805, Edward is recorded living at Killinane:
The post-chaise companion p321 (William Wilson, 1805):
A mile beyond Leighlin-bridge on the L. is Killinane, the seat of Mr Groome.

Again in 1814, Edward was recorded as the resident of Killinane in Leighlin Bridge, county Carlow (A Directory to the market towns, villages, gentlemen's seats and other noted places in Ireland p240 (Brett Smith, 1814))

Death: 19 November 1817

Edward Groome gravestone
Gravestone of Edward Groome and his son John Groome in St Mark's churchyard, Dublin
photo by Vern Paul posted at findagrave.com
Buried: St Mark's churchyard, Dublin, county Dublin, Ireland
The gravestone inscription reads:
THE GRAVE
Of
Edward Groome Esqre of Killinane House
County of Carlow
Died Novr 19th 1817
Also
John Groome Esq Lieut in the
Cavan Militia third Son of the above
Died Jany 12th 1859
By
The Mourners
Edward & Sarah
Grace and Peace be Multiplied unto you
through the Knowledge of God and of
Jesus Our Lord. 3nd Peter 1st chap. 2nd verse.
Amen

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Edward G. Groome

Edward Groome
Edward G. Groome
photo from Chris Gosnell
Title: Reverend

Birth: 1800/1, in county Carlow, Ireland

Father: Edward Groome

Mother: Sarah (Smyth) Groome

Education: Entered Trinity College Dublin on 4 November 1816, graduating B.A. in 1821, and M.A. in 1832.
Alumni Dublinienses p350 (ed. G. D. Burtchaeli and T. U. Sadlier, 1935):
GROOME, EDWARD G., Pen. (P.T.), Nov. 4, 1816, aged 15; s. of Edward, Generosus; b. Carlow. B. A. Æst. 1821. M.A. Nov. 1832 

Married (1st): Frances Emily Uniacke on 3 March 1829, in Tullow, county Carlow, Ireland
Reverend Edward Groome is recorded as resident in Killinane. Frances Emily Uniacke is recorded as resident in Tullow. The marriage was witnessed by E. Uniacke.

Children: Married (2nd): Harriette Maxwell Carpendale on 15 March 1853, in Tamlaght, Magherafelt district, county Londonderry, Ireland

Children: Occupation: Clergyman. Edward was ordained deacon in 1825, and priest in 1826. He was initially curate at Mullabrack, and then in 1831 became rector of the parishes of Beaulieu and Drumcar, both in county Louth, posts he held for over 40 years, resigning in 1872.
Armagh Clergy and Parishes p147 (James B. Leslie, 1911)
Beaulieu—(Co. Louth).
Rectors.

1831—Edward Groome, coll. Nov. 7 (D.R.); T.C.D. B.A. 1822 ; M.A. 1832 ; ord. D. 1825 ; P. 1826 ; was C. Mullabrack in 1830. He was the son of Rev. Edward Groome, of Co. Kilkenny, and m. (1) Fanny Emily—and had issue Edward Charles Robert, b. and d. 1833 ; May Selina Mildred, b. 1835 ; and 3 other daus. who d. young ; (2) Harriet Maxwell, dau. of Rev. Maxwell Carpendale, R. of Tamlaght. From the Par. Reg. we find he had issue Harriet Fredericka, bap. Aug. 1, 1854 (m. George F. Massey Bowen April 23, 1885). ; Edwina Charlotte Selina, bap. Jan. 22, 1856 ; Anne Catherine Maxwell, bap. Sep. 4, 1858 ; Edward John Beresford, b. Sep, 19, 1861 ; Richard Robinson Whitty, b. Sep. 10, 1863 ; and William Frederick Montagu, b. Feb. 22, 1866. He res. Beaulieu in 1872, and d. at Palace Street, Drogheda on Jan. 14 1874, in his 74th year. His widow was assigned one of the Clergy Widows Houses in 1878. She d. there 6 Jan., 1901, and was interred in St. Peter's Churchyard where there is a monument to her memory.

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Beaulieu Lodge
Beaulieu Lodge - Termonfeckin Road, Drogheda
The lodge is now operated as Beaulieu Lodge B&B
photo from www.family-homes.ie
In 1835 Edward Groome appears in a list of the Members of Committee of the Orange Institute of Ireland, listing his address as Beaulieu. In the list of voters in County Louth in 1842, Edward Groome is shown living as a freeholder at Beaulieu Lodge in Collon parish. Beaulieu Lodge, on Termonfeckin Road, Drogheda, is now operated as Beaulieu Lodge B&B. In 1854, Edward is recorded as contributing £1, to the Louth Patriotic Fund (supporting dependents of soldiers fighting in the Crimean War), and his address is listed as Termonfeckin. Edward is found in the 1865 voters list, living in Beltichbourne (now Beltichburne) in Beaulieu parish. A letter written by Edward in 1866 also places him at Beltichbourne.

The Natural History of Ireland vol 2 p174 (Wm Thompson, 11850)
     THE NIGHT HERON,
  Nycticorax Gardenii, Gmel. (sp.)
  ————  Europæns, Steph.
  Ardea nycticorax, Linn.
    Is of very rare occurrence.
...
As noticed by Mr. Robert J. Montgomery, before the Dublin Nat. Hist. Society:—“A night heron was killed on the 1st of May 1848, at Beaulieu, in the county Louth, the seat of the Rev. A. J. Montgomery, by the Rev. Edward Groome, the rector of the parish. It was observed for several days frequenting the reedy margin of a piece of water in the demesne at Beaulieu, and was at first mistaken for a bittern by my cousin, who, knowing I was anxious for a specimen of the latter bird, in vain endeavoured to get a shot at it. When started from the reeds it took refuge in a tree. Mr. Groome shot twice at it before he succeeded in knocking it down, and even then, though severely wounded, it crawled through the weeds, and was with some difficulty captured. I received it the same day. On dissection it proved to be a male. While fresh, the irides were beautiful, of a colour between orange and vermilion—the legs and feet pale lemon yellow, of a particular delicate hue. Mr. Yarrell says they are green; but in this case they were of the colour mentioned. It measured, from the tip of the beak to the end of the tail twenty-three and a half inches; from the carpal joint to the end of the wing, twelve inches. The secondaries were spotted as in the Gardenian heron. It wanted the white crest, but was in other respects nearly in adult plumage.”

Death: 14 January 1874, at Palace Street, Drogheda, county Louth, Ireland

Will: proved 13 February 1874; Armagh registry; Effects under £600
The Will (with Schedule thereto) of the Reverend Edward Groome late of Drogheda County Louth Clerk deceased who died 14 January 1874 at same place was proved at Armagh by the oath of William Maxwell Carpendale of Carland (Dungannon) County Tyrone Esquire an Executor.

  I Edward Groome being of sound mind and unbiased in any way by any person whatsoever do in the name of Father Son and Holy Ghost make this my last Will and testament to the exclusion of all others heretofore made and executed by me And do hereby and herewith will and bequeath to my eldest son Edward John Beresford Groome all my crested Plate and the Big Silver Jug but in the event of his dying unmarried they shall go to Richard Robinson Whitty Groome and if he shall die unmarried they shall go to William Frederick Montague Groome - the Big Silver Jug (my Grandfathers and Fathers and Mothers) never to part except to one of his family. I also leave my watch chain and seal with crest and initials and my little five barrelled Revolver (in red flannel case) to my eldest son Edward John Beresford Groome and my seal with the Harp + Motto "Constant and true" to my second son Richard Robinson Whitty Groome and my silver Pencil case in my Desk table drawer to my third son William Frederick Montagu Groome all little rememberances of a Loving Father. And I further give and bequeath to my Executors William Maxwell Carpendale of Carland County Tyrone Esquire and my beloved wife Harriet Maxwell Groom (who I hereby appoint as such, as also Trustees and Guardians of my children) all my chattel Property Furniture Books Plate Linen Bedding stock carriages Implements &c. as at the time of my death shall be in my house or on my premises and which have not been specifically disposed of by this my Will, to hold the same in trust together with the property specified overleaf for the joint use and benefit of my said Wife and her six children with power to said executors to sell or dispose of such portion of the above chattel property as may not be required for the future immediate use of my said wife and children, the proceeds thereof to be invested and added to the general fund for their support. And I further authorize and empower my said executors to change and vary the aforesaid securities from time to time as circumstances may render advisable and to raise and advance such sum or sums of money for the advancement in the world of my children as may appear to them advisable. Such sum or Sums for each child not to exceed a child's share or part of the whole and eventually to count as such share. And after the death of my said wife my executors or their Representatives shall pay to each child who may then be living and who may have attained the age of twenty one years, and when he or she shall hereafter attain the age of Twentyone years one equal share of all the property or of the net proceeds thereof charging each with such portion (if any) as may have been previously advanced for their individual benefit. And I further devise that my eldest son Edward John Beresford Groome shall succeed to the property known as "Arno's Vale near Rostrevor" in the County of Down when the same shall come into his Mother's possession. In Witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my hand and seal this second day of January 1873
  January 2nd 1873 (three)
          Edward Groome  (Seal)
Signed by the Testator Edward Groome and acknowledged by him to be his last Will + testament in the presence of us present at the same time and subscribed by us in the presence of the said Testator and of each other.
    Joseph Dean, Witness, Drogheda
    John M Morrison. Drogheda

  Schedule of Property referred to in Within Will
£120  East India Railway Stock
    30  Six Shares in Quehoda (?) Compy South America Railway &c &c
      5  Five shares in New Great Consuls
     40 Two shares in Government Investment Co.
     25  One share in West Swansea Co.
   120  Twelve Shares in Dundalk Steam Packet Company
     40  Two Shares in Drogheda Steam Packet Company
     50  Promissory note  J. C. Pounden Eq. Ballywalter Gorey.
                               Edward Groome
                         January
2nd 1873
This Will was proved on the 13th of February 1874

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Edward Charles Robert Groome

Birth: 1833

Father: Edward G. Groome

Mother: Frances Emily (Uniacke) Groome

Death: 1833

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Edward John Beresford Groome

Birth: 11 August 1861, in Ireland

Baptism: 19 September 1861, in Beaulieu, county Louth, Ireland

Father:
Edward G. Groome

Mother: Harriette Maxwell (Carpendale) Groome

Married: Susan Jane Ewing in 1892, in Drogheda, county Louth, Ireland.

Susan was born on 4 July 1865, in West Derby district, Lancashire. She died on 7 June 1944 and is buried in Brandon Municipal Cemetery, section 16, block H, plot 46 subplot 2

Children: Occupation: Farmer. In 1906, Edward had 9 horses, 6 milch cows, 9 other cattle and 14 pigs.

Notes: Edward left Ireland for Canada aboard the Parisian which departed Liverpool on 28 April 1881 and stopped in Londonderry, where Edward embarked. The Parisian arrived in Quebec City on 8 May 1881, and John arrived in Winnipeg on 22 May of that year. He homesteaded near Brandon, Manitoba, and his grant in Section 16 Township 9 Range 19 was awarded on 31 August 1885. In 1892 he married Susan Ewing in Ireland and Susan emigrated to Canada that same year.

The Assiniboine Basin by Martin Kavanagh (1946) p123, contains extracts of a letters written by Edward to his mother. One headed Grand Valley, N.W.T., June 2, 1881, describes the land situation.
"All the land was taken up till we reached Little Souris district. Our caravan consisted of two Red River carts, two yoke of oxen, a buckboard for the guide, and a pair of horses."

Edward located at Little Souris. An extract dated July 19, 1881, describes his journey into town from his homestead:
"I started in an oxcart for Grand Valley, and after paying a dollar, for crossing the river by the ferry, the woman in the Post Office told me my letters
were sent to the Roddick settlement about five miles south."


The ferryman was George Ferrier who later farmed in the district. His family became close friends with the Groomes despite the exorbitant charge. The speed with which Brandon arose is indicated in the following extract (Brandon, July 18, 1881).
"Brandon is a city which owing to Grand Valley being flooded by the river has sprung up on this side of it and I saw the site of it about eight weeks ago and there was not a single house on it and now there are streets and I suppose over a hundred houses and tents."

There are very few references to Christmas, 1881. Mr. Groome has this statement in a letter of December 3.
"We have not yet, in this part of the world attained that stage of civilization at which they have Xmas cards."

One line in a letter of August 4, 1881, has a significance showing how quickly the country was being civilized:
"Mrs. Daubney has a piano."

Brandon's first election for the provincial legislature was held on November 2, 1881. The winning candidate was the Liberal, J. W. Sifton. In
a letter to his mother dated "Guy Foxes Day, 1881," Edward writes in a humorous vein:
"Well! on Wednesday Hambrough, Stanley and McKelvie the two carpenters and myself went into the election "first in Brandon" and as I had my homestead for three month on that day I had a vote and so had Hambrough and McKelvie so we voted for the conservative candidate whom I hope will get in but the result is not known yet. I have grown about twelve feet I think since I became so extensive a land proprietor as to entitle me to a vote. I may mention that I examined the gentleman I voted for most studiously in order to satisfy myself thoroughly that he had no corns but to my utter horror and disgust I afterwards ascertained that he was a Co(r)nservative, they would not let me change my vote."

Further insight is given into conditions in a letter from Edward to his cousin William Carpendale in Ireland, December 2, 1881.
Groome left Brandon on a haymaking contract west of Brandon in July 1881.
Dear William:
I got back to Brandon about a month ago after a pretty hard trip haymaking. We followed the line marked out for the railroad 200 miles west from Brandon which brought us twelve miles due south of Qu'Appelle. ... We went into Qu'Appelle for provisions. On the way home we went into Fort Ellice. About ten miles of the land west of it is a beautiful prairie. The town has got a Hudson's Bay Store and a few other stores but the police barracks was moved on the 1st of last July as the province of Manitoba was extended that far and the Mounted Police are only stationed through a territory. The railroad line runs twelve miles south of Fort Ellice. We passed the workmen laying the rails about fifteen miles west of Brandon and we saw a locomotive there but the lines are graded fifty miles beyond that. Brandon has wonderfully changed. There are over 500 houses in it now and a train to and from Winnipeg every day except Sunday.

Edward was on the haymaking trip for seventy-eight days at $1 a day, but the contractor only paid $30. Groome's laconic comment was, "He was an American."

Death: 25 August 1936, in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, aged 75

Gravestone of Edward John Beresford Groome and Susan Jane Ewing
Gravestone of Edward John Beresford Groome and Susan Jane (Ewing) Groome, in Brandon Municipal Cemetery, Brandon, Manitoba
photo from findagrave.com
Buried: Brandon Municipal Cemetery, section 16, block H, plot 46 subplot 2
The gravestone inscription  reads
E.J.B. Groome
Aug. 11, 1861
Aug. 25, 1936
His wife
Susan J. Ewing
July 4, 1865
June 7, 1944
"Faithful unto death
"

Census:
1891: Cornwallis, Selkirk district, Manitoba
1901: Cornwallis, Brandon district, Manitoba
1906: Brandon district, Manitoba (Section 16 Township 9 Range 1)
1911: Brandon district, Manitoba (Township 9 Range 19)
1916: Brandon district, Manitoba (Township 9 Range 19)

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Edward Groome

Birth: 21 May 1896, in Cornwallis rural munipality, Manitoba, Canada

Father:
Edward John Beresford Groome

Mother: Susan Jane (Ewing) Groome

Death: 30 May 1896, in Cornwallis rural munipality, Manitoba, Canada, aged 9 days

Census:
1901: Cornwallis, Brandon district, Manitoba
1906: Brandon district, Manitoba (Section 16 Township 9 Range 1)
1911: Brandon district, Manitoba (Township 9 Range 19)

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Edward Francis N. Groome

Birth: 3 December 1898, in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

Father:
Edward John Beresford Groome

Mother: Susan Jane (Ewing) Groome

Death: 28 January 1919, in Fort Garry, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, aged 20

Gravestone of Edward John Beresford Groome and Susan Jane Ewing
Gravestone of Edward Francis N. Groome, in Brandon Municipal Cemetery, Brandon, Manitoba
photo from findagrave.com
Buried: Brandon Municipal Cemetery, section 17, block A, plot 58 subplot 1
The gravestone inscription  reads
E.F.N. Groome
Dec.
3,1898
Jan. 28, 1919

Census:
1901: Cornwallis, Brandon district, Manitoba
1906: Brandon district, Manitoba (Section 16 Township 9 Range 1)
1911: Brandon district, Manitoba (Township 9 Range 19)
1916: Brandon district, Manitoba (Township 9 Range 19)

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Edwina Charlotte Selina Groome

Birth: 29 December 1855, in Drogheda, county Louth, Ireland

Baptism: 22 January 1856, in Beaulieu, county Louth, Ireland

Father:
Edward G. Groome

Mother: Harriette Maxwell (Carpendale) Groome

Occupation: Teacher (1881); Housekeeper (1911)

Death: 24 June 1926, in St Mary's Private Hospital, Upper Byron-place, Clifton, Bristol, England

Census:

1881: 47 Ladbroke Grove, London, Middlesex
1911: John's Hill, Waterford, county Waterford

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Edwina C. M. Groome

Birth: 31 May 1905, in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

Father:
Edward John Beresford Groome

Mother: Susan Jane (Ewing) Groome

Death: 15 November 1968, in Aurora, Ontario, Canada

Buried: Brandon Municipal Cemetery, Section 16, Block H, Plot 46 Subplot 3

Census:
1906: Brandon district, Manitoba (Section 16 Township 9 Range 1)
1911: Brandon district, Manitoba (Township 9 Range 19)
1916: Brandon district, Manitoba (Township 9 Range 19)

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Elizabeth (Groome) Richards

Birth: 1775

Father: Edward Groome

Mother: Marianne Gifford

Married: Solomon Richards in November 1792 at Castlecomer, county Kilkenny, Ireland

Children: Death: 2 March 1846

Buried: Ardamine churchyard, Gorey, county Wexford, Ireland

Notes: There used to be a long white marble tablet along the front of the gallery in Ardamine Church dedicated to Elizabeth. This is no longer there. The pulpit in Ardamine Church has just -Groome- on the front of it.

In 1837, Elizabeth was living in Owenavarra cottage in the parish of Ardamine (A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837 vol 1 p41).

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Elizabeth Groome

Baptism: 29 October 1809, in Old Leighlin, county Carlow, Ireland
Oct. 29 Baptized, Elizabeth , Dr of Edwd & Sarah Groome of Kellinane

Father: Edward Groome

Mother: Sarah (Smyth) Groome

Notes: known as "Bessie"

Burial: 13 March 1827, in Killinane parish burial ground, county Carlow, Ireland
Wells Parish.
    BURIALS.
1827, Mar 13. ELIZABETH GROOME daughter of Mrs. S. GROOME. of Killenane Parish and buried in the burial ground there.


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Frances Catherine (Groome) Hardy

Birth: 14 February 1831, in county Carlow, Ireland

Baptism: 26 February 1831, in Tullow, county Carlow, Ireland
Fanny Catherine is baptised, the daughter of Ewd and Fanny Groome

Father: Edward G. Groome

Mother: Frances Emily (Uniacke) Groome

Married: George Frederick Hardy in 1879, in Malmesbury district, Wiltshire, England. George was born on 9 August 1796, in Bethnel Green, Middlesex, the son of George Hardy and Mary Dalton, and baptised on 4 September 1796, in St. Matthew's, Bethnal Green. George was married first to Sarah Patten, with whom he had two daughters, Constance and Matilda. George was a banker. W.F. Montague Groome writes that he was a director of the Bank of England, and probably the George Frederick Hardy who is noted in the Wexford Chronicles on 28 March 1877 as the manager of the Wexford branch of the National Bank of Ireland. George died in 1883, in Wandsworth district, Surrey, aged 87.

Census & Addresses:
1874: 22 Portugal Street, Grosvenor Square, London   (Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations)
1881: 27 St James Square, London, Middlesex

Sources:

George Victor Groome

Birth: 10 January 1895, in Malahide, county Dublin, Ireland

Father: William Frederick Montague Groome

Mother: Kathleen Juliana (Carpendale) Groome

Occupation: Farm Labourer

Death: 29 October 1971, in Olympia, Thurston county, Washington, United States

Buried: in Centralia, Lewis county, Washington, United States

Notes: George's parents were separated when he was young, and he lived with his mother and maternal grandparents. He was at boarding school when his grandfather died, and he was "sent to Canada", presumably into the care of his mother's younger brother, William Carpendale, who was raising a family homesteading in Manitoba. George enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Sewell, Manitoba, on 1 July 1915. In his attestation papers (p2), George is described as being 5 foot 9 inches tall, with blue eyes and brown hair, of fair complexion, with a birth mark on his left foot. His war service included 18 months on the western front in Flanders and near Ypres. George participated in the Canadian victory at Vimy Ridge. He suffered respiratory damage in a gas attack, convalesced in Orpinton near London, returned to Canada, did some PR work for the army, then took a homestead near Swan River in Manitoba. Later he went south to Washington State following his brother.

Census & Addresses:
1911: Tullyodonnell, Drumglass, county Tyrone
1971: Bucoda, Thurston county, Washington  (U.S. Social Security Death Index)

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Harriet Groome

Baptism: 21 January 1808, in Old Leighlin, county Carlow, Ireland
Jany. 21st - Baptized, Hariet, Daughter of Edward Groome Esq and Sarah his wife of Killinane

Father: Edward Groome

Mother: Sarah (Smyth) Groome

Burial: 20 June 1811, in Killinane, county Carlow, Ireland
June 20th - Buried at Killinane, Harriet, Dr of Edwd & S. Groome

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Harriette Fredericka Frances (Groome) Bowen

Birth: 29 June 1854, in Beaulieu, county Louth, Ireland

Baptised: 1 August 1854, in Beaulieu, county Louth, Ireland

Father:
Edward G. Groome

Mother: Harriette Maxwell (Carpendale) Groome

Married: George Frederick Massy Bowen on 23 April 1885, in St George Hanover Square district, Middlesex, England

Children: Death: 18 December 1929, at 58 High Street, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, of typhoid.

Census:
1881: 27 St James Square, London, Middlesex (Harriette is listed as a visitor at the home of her half-sister)

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Hilda Frances Harriet Groome

Birth: 12 November 1892, in Cornwallis rural munipality, Manitoba, Canada

Father:
Edward John Beresford Groome

Mother: Susan Jane (Ewing) Groome

Death: 6 July 1980, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, aged 87

Census:
1901: Cornwallis, Brandon district, Manitoba
1906: Brandon district, Manitoba (Section 16 Township 9 Range 1)
1911: Brandon district, Manitoba (Township 9 Range 19)
1916: Brandon district, Manitoba (Township 9 Range 19)

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John Whitty Groome

Baptism: 26 August 1804, in Old Leighlin, county Carlow, Ireland
Augt. 26th - Baptized, John Whitty, son of Edwd Groome & Sarah his wife of the parish of Kellinane

Father: Edward Groome

Mother: Sarah (Smyth) Groome

Occupation: Army Officer, reaching the rank of lieutenant in the Cavan militia
John was commissioned a lieutenant in the Cavan Militia on 3 January 1855 (Edinburgh Gazette 9 February 1855 p173)

Death: 12 January 1859, in an accident.

Edward Groome gravestone
Gravestone of John Groome and his father Edward Groome in St Mark's churchyard, Dublin
photo by Vern Paul posted at findagrave.com
Buried: St Mark's churchyard, Dublin, county Dublin, Ireland
The gravestone inscription reads
THE GRAVE
Of
Edward Groome Esqre of Killinane House
County of Carlow
Died Novr 19th 1817
Also
John Groome Esq Lieut in the
Cavan Militia third Son of the above
Died Jany 12th 1859
By
The Mourners
Edward & Sarah
Grace and Peace be Multiplied unto you
through the Knowledge of God and of
Jesus Our Lord. 3nd Peter 1st chap. 2nd verse.
Amen

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John Edward Warren Groome

Birth: 1842

Father: Thomas Sheridan Groome

Mother: Margaret (Warren) Groome

Married: Harriett Anne Nation

Harriet was born in 1854 and died in 1943.

Children:
Death: 1900, in St Thomas, Ontario, Canada

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Marianne Groome

Father: Edward Groome

Mother: Sarah (Smyth) Groome

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Mildred Susan Elizabeth Groome

Birth: 31 May 1905, in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

Father:
Edward John Beresford Groome

Mother: Susan Jane (Ewing) Groome

Occupation: Stenographer

Notes: Mildred is found on the manifest of the America arriving in New York from Southampton on 27 November 1947. She is recorded as a stenographer, and her last permanent residence was Athens, Greece. She is also found on the manifest of the Queen Mary arriving in New York from Southampton on 27 March 1951, in transit to Canada.

Death: 10 October 1994, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, aged 89

Census:
1906: Brandon district, Manitoba (Section 16 Township 9 Range 1)
1911: Brandon district, Manitoba (Township 9 Range 19)
1916: Brandon district, Manitoba (Township 9 Range 19)

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Montague Maxwell Carpendale Groome

Birth: 1 October 1902, in Cornwallis rural municipality, Manitoba, Canada

Father:
Edward John Beresford Groome

Mother: Susan Jane (Ewing) Groome

Occupation: Silversmith

Death: 13 March 1970 in Bishopston, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

Buried: Brandon Municipal Cemetery, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada: section 16, block H, plot 45 subplot 2

Census & Addresses:
1906: Brandon district, Manitoba (Section 16 Township 9 Range 1)
1911: Brandon district, Manitoba (Township 9 Range 19)
1916: Brandon district, Manitoba (Township 9 Range 19)
1970: 14 The Beach, Clevedon, Somerset   (London Gazette 21 May 1970 p5790)

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Rebecca Groome

Father: Edward Groome

Mother: Sarah (Smyth) Groome

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Richard Robinson Whitty Groome

Birth: 1863, in Drogheda, Ireland

Baptism: 10 September 1863, in Beaulieu, county Louth, Ireland

Father:
Edward G. Groome

Mother: Harriette Maxwell (Carpendale) Groome

Married: Emmaline Louisa Palmer in 1928, in Axbridge district, Somerset, England. Emmaline was born on 26 October.

Occupation: Clerk (1881); Joint stock manager (1901)

Death: 2 July 1928, at the Grand Atlantic Hotel, Weston-super-mare, Somerset, England, aged 64

Census:
1881: 111 Adelaide Rd, London, Middlesex
1891: Arbor Vitae, Clifton Road, Weston-Super-Mare, Someset, age 30, lodger, b. Ireland
1901: Queen's Hotel, Stephenson Place, Birmingham (RG13 2831 106 25), age 38 b. Ireland occ. Joint Stock Manager

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Richard Montague Beresford Groome

Birth: 25 September 1900, in Cornwallis rural municipality, Manitoba, Canada

Father:
Edward John Beresford Groome

Mother: Susan Jane (Ewing) Groome

Married: Helen Gertrude Clement on 24 September 1927, in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.
Helen was born on 13 August 1902, in Brandon, Manitoba, the daughter of Lewis J. Clement and Edna Rachel Paisley.
Census:
1906: 637 Rosser Ave, Brandon, Manitoba
1930: Manhattan, New York: Helen G. Groome is aged 27, born in Canada. She immigrated to the United States in 1928.
1940: 244-23 85th Rd, Queens, New York

Occupation: Accountant. In 1940 Richard was working for a utility corporation, earning $2157 a year.

Death: 8 October 1985, in Suffolk county, New York, United States, aged 85

Census:
1901: Cornwallis, Brandon district, Manitoba
1906: Brandon district, Manitoba (Section 16 Township 9 Range 1)
1911: Brandon district, Manitoba (Township 9 Range 19)
1916: Brandon district, Manitoba (Township 9 Range 19)
1930: Manhattan, New York: Richard B. Groome is aged 29, born in Canada. He immigrated to the United States in 1927.
1935: 244-23 85th Rd, Queens, New York   (1940 census)
1940: 244-23 85th Rd, Queens, New York

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Sarah Selina Groome

Baptism: 20 November 1802, in Old Leighlin, county Carlow, Ireland
Nov 20th Bapd Sarah Dr of Edwd Groome Esqr & Sarah his wife of Kellinane

Father:
Edward Groome

Mother: Sarah (Smyth) Groome

Death: 5 March 1887, at Charlemont-mall, Dublin, county Dublin, Ireland, aged 75

Buried: in Ardamine cemetery, county Wexford, Ireland

Probate: granted 27 April 1887, to Richard Donovan
Ireland Calendar of Wills 1887 p268
GROOME Sarah Selina. 27 April. The Will of Sarah Selina Groome late of Charlemont-mall Dublin Spinster who died 5 March 1887 at same place was proved at the Principal Registry by Richard Donovan of Ballymore Camolin County Wexford one of the Executors. Effects £2,271 5s.

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Selina Mildred (Groome) O'Grady

Birth: 1836/7

Father: Edward G. Groome

Mother: Frances Emily (Uniacke) Groome

Married: Standish Darby O'Grady on 24 January 1856, in Monkstown, county Dublin, Ireland
Standish Ogrady is recorded as single, the son of Darby Ogrady. Selina Mildred Groome is recorded as single, the daughter of Edward Groome.

Children:
Stained glass window at Templebreedy Stained glass window at Templebreedy
Stained glass windows in Holy Trinity, Templebreedy, county Cork, one erected by Standish Darby O'Grady (left) and the other memorializing Selina Mildred (Groome) O'Grady (right)
photo by David Lawrence posted at Gloine - Stained glass in the Church of Ireland
Notes:
In Holy Trinity Church, Templebreedy, county Cork, there are two stained glass windows in the west end of the church. One window contains the O'Grady crest, the Baptism of Christ and the words "Standish Darby O'Grady of Aghamarta". The second contains the Groome crest, the breaking of the bread, and "In memory of his dear wife Selina Mildred O'Grady who deceased September MDCCCLXI aged XXIV years".

Death: 10 September 1861 , aged 24

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Smyth Groome

Birth: 1801 in county Carlow, Ireland

Baptised: 25 September 1801 in Old Leighlin, county Carlow, Ireland
Sept. 25th - Baptized, Smythe, son of Edwd Groome, Esq, and Sarah his wife of the Parish of Kellinane. (Signed) Thos. M. VIGORS, Curate

Father: Edward Groome

Mother: Sarah (Smyth) Groome

Education: Entered Trinty College Dublin on 4 November 1816
Alumni Dublinienses p350 (ed. G. D. Burtchaeli and T. U. Sadlier, 1935):
GROOME, SMYTH, Pen. (P.T.), Nov. 4, 1816, aged 14; s. of Edward, Generosus ; b. Carlow.

Notes:
W.F. Montague Groome list three unnamed Groome boys as sons of Edward Groome and Sarah Smythe, but does not list Smyth Groome (we know Smythe's name from the TCD records), so we can assume that he is one of these unnamed boys. The notes attached to the unnamed boys are:
1) Soldier
2) Soldier. Lieutenant in the Cavan Regiment. Died by accident  [this was John Groome]
3) served in Canada

I would thus guess that one of the notes (1) or (3) applies to Smythe though I can't tell which one.

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Steuart King Groome

Baptism: 5 June 1811, in Old Leighlin, county Carlow, Ireland
June 25th - Baptized Steuart King Son of Edwd & Sarah Groome of Kil

Father: Edward Groome

Mother: Sarah (Smyth) Groome

Burial: 24 July 1811, in Old Leighlin, county Carlow, Ireland
July 24th  Buried Steuart King Groome Son of Edwd & Sarah his wife

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Thomas Sheridan Groome

Birth: 1806 in county Carlow, Ireland

Baptism: 30 May 1806 in Old Leighlin, county Carlow, Ireland
May. 30th - Baptized Thomas Sheridan, son of Edward Groome Esq and Sarah his wife of Kellinane

Father: Edward Groome

Mother: Sarah (Smyth) Groome

Education: Entered Trinity College Dublin on 16 October 1826; received BA in the summer of 1832
Alumni Dublinienses p350 (ed. G. D. Burtchaeli and T. U. Sadlier, 1935):
GROOME, THOMAS SHERIDAN, Pen. (Mr Nolan), Oct. 16, 1826, aged 19; s. of Edward, defunctus ; b. Carlow. B.A. Æst. 1832.

Married: Margaret Warren

Margaret was born in Fort Erie, Ontario.

Children:
Notes:
Thomas emigrated to Adelaide, Ontario, Canada, in 1832. W. F. Montague Groome simply calls the man Sheridan and notes that he suffered from "prickly heat".

Death: 1846

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William Frederick Montague Groome

Letter from William "Monty" Groome to his nephew Eric Bowen: November 20 1929
scan courtesy of Helen Longworth
Example of the signature of William F. Montague Groome
scan from Chris Gosnell
known as "Monty"

Birth: 1866, in Drogheda district, county Louth, Ireland

Baptised: 6 January 1866, in St. Peter's, Drogheda, county Louth, Ireland

Baptised: 22 February 1866, in Beaulieu, county Louth, Ireland

Father: Edward G. Groome

Mother: Harriette Maxwell (Carpendale) Groome

Married: Kathleen Juliana Carpendale on 23 February 1892 in Dungannon district, county Tyrone, Ireland

Children: Occupation: Farmer (1891); Storekeeper (1940)

Notes: In William's mother's obituary, he is referred to as "Montagu" and usually went by this name or more familiarly as "Monty".

William homesteaded near Selkirk, Manitoba, and his grant in Section 14 Township 8 Range 26 was awarded on 29 October 1891.

W.F. Montague wrote two extensive family trees, one of the Groome family, and one of the Carpendale family, written in 1922. The letter shown opposite is of interest as it was the cover letter to a family tree drawn up by William which has been very useful in establishing the relationships in this family.

                                   Sixty Acres
                                        Failand
                                     Nov 20/29
My dear Eric
  The enclosed 'Tree' is as complete
as known with the exception of your
own particulars to fill in - And
various items your mother may think of
which you will find plenty of space for

You perhaps won't take much interest in this
now, but you may in years to come

I hope your mother is not suffering so much
And that you are all well as can be
                     Yr. affect Uncle
                                Monty


Death:
20 February 1940, at 100 Fishponds Road, Bristol, England

Will:
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me WILLIAM FREDERICK MONTAGUE GROOME of 13 Bath Buildings Montpelier Bristol in the County of Somerset made this day of twenty third of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty. I hereby revoke all wills made by me at any time hereto­fore. I appoint Miss H. M. Tugby of "Somersham" 27 Manor Road, Keynsham, Somerset to be my Executor and direct that all my debts and funeral expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I give and bequeath unto Miss Harriette Mary Tugby of "Somersham" 27. Manor Road Keynsham Som all monies I may have in Lloyds Bank Clare Street Bristol and in the Post Office Savings Bank and any money due to me at my death or become due to me after my death and all my goods and chattels.  The lease of my grave at Canford Cemetery Bristol is No. 6270 and the number of the grave is 257 Light Blue F. on map and situated on Pathway three (3)
W.F.M. GROOME

Signed by the said Testator W.F.M.Groome in the presence of
us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses
EDWARD WOARDBY SELWAY, Upholsterers Warehouseman, 14 Narrow Wine Street Bristol
ALICE LOTTIE SELWAY 14 Narrow Wine St. Bristol 1, Married Woman

                                                                                                                                   On the 10th day of May 1940 Probate of this Will was granted at Bristol


Probate: Probate Calendar (1940) has
"Groome, William Frederick Montague of 13 Bath-buildings, Montpelier, Bristol 6. died 20 February 1940 at 100 Fishponds Road, Bristol 5. Probate Bristol 10 May to Harriette Mary Tugby, spinster. Effects £10 3s 1d."


Census:
1891: Pipestone, Selkirk district, Manitoba (living very near to William Groome in Pipestone was William Maxwell Vesey Carpendale, the younger brother of William's future wife, Kathleen Carpendale.)

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