The Mackesy Family

George Ivie Mackesy

Birth: 1909, in Waterford, county Waterford, Ireland

Father: Joseph Poulter Thomas Mackesy

Mother: Sarah Octavia Neville (Ussher) Mackesy

Census:
1911: Priests Road, Drumcannon, county Waterford

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Hester Strangman Mackesy

Birth: 1906, in Waterford, county Waterford, Ireland

Father: Joseph Poulter Thomas Mackesy

Mother: Sarah Octavia Neville (Ussher) Mackesy

Nursing Badge of Hester Strangman Mackesy
Nursing badge of Hester Strangman Mackesy issued by the General Nursing Council
Occupation: Military Nurse, reaching the rank of Major.
Staff Nurse Mackesy was promoted to Sister in the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service on 1 August 1935 (London Gazette 15 October 1935 p6472). In the reorganization of the Q.A.I.N.M.S. in 1949, Senior Sister Mackesy was made Junior Commander in the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (London Gazette 25 February 1949 p990), then promoted to Senior Commandant with effect from 1 February 1949 (London Gazette 6 December 1949 p5770). In 1950 the corps switched to ordinary army ranks, and Hester became a Major. She retired with the rank of Major on 21 September 1950 (London Gazette 17 October 1950 p5166)

Death: 26 May 1998

Headstone of Hester Strangman Mackesy
Headstone of Hester Strangman Mackesy
Buried: Christ Church, Delgany, county Wicklow, Ireland
Hester's headstone reads
HESTER STRANGMAN MACKESY | died May 26th 1998

Census & Addresses:

1911: Priests Road, Drumcannon, county Waterford

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Joseph Poulter Thomas Mackesy

Birth: 20 August 1878, at Lady Lane, Waterford, county Waterford, Ireland
The Lancet 31 August 1878 p315
BIRTHS.
MACKESY. - On the 20th inst., at Lady-lane, Waterford, the wife of George Ivie Mackesy, M.B., of a son.


Father: George Ivie Mackesy

Mother: Hester Maria (Strangman) Mackesy

Education: Kilkenny College

Married: Sarah Octavia Neville Ussher in 1903, in Waterford district, county Waterford, Ireland

Children:

Occupation: Army Officer. Joseph served in the Royal Irish Regiment and the Royal Munster Fusiliers, reaching the rank of captain and honorary major.
Joseph was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion, the Royal Irish Regiment on 2 August 1902 (London Gazette 1 August 1902 p4971) and promoted to Lieutenant on 14 February 1903 (London Gazette 20 February 1903 p1134). He was promoted to Captain on 22 July 1905 (London Gazette 4 August 1905 p5378), then transferred to the 5th Battalion, the Royal Munster Fusiliers on 23 October 1908 (London Gazette 6 November 1908 p8030). Joseph was seconded for employment as a Recruiting Officer on 5 October 1915 (London Gazette 1 October 1915 p9742). One distinction Joseph achieved as a recruiting officer was signing the attestation of thirteen year old John Condon who claimed to be eighteen, and so, aged fourteen, became the youngest Allied soldier to be killed in World War I (Waterford People website). Joseph was invalided out of the Army on 5 March 1918, due to ill-health and granted rank as honorary Major (Great War Forum).

Notes:
The county families of the United Kingdom p236 (Edward Walford, 1919)
MACKESY, Major Joseph Poulter Thomas, of Aughmacart, Queen's Co. Eldest son of George Ivie Mackesy, Esq., M.B., J.P.,of Aughmacart, and of Dunkitt, and Glenmore, co. Kilkenny, who d. 1917, by Hester Maria, eldest dau. of the late Samuel Strangman, Esq., of Summerland, Waterford; b. 1878; m. 1903 Sarah Neville, who d. 1918, dau. of William Neville Ussher, Esq., of Tramore, co. Waterford, and has, with other issue, a son, George Ivie, b. 1909. Major Mackesy is an Hon. Major ret., late Capt. 5th Batt. R. Munster Fusiliers.
— Residence: 22, Lady Lane, Waterford.


Death:
1957, in Rathdown district, county Dublin  or county Wicklow, Ireland, aged 78

Census & Addresses:

1911: Priests Road, Drumcannon, county Waterford
1919: 22 Lady Lane, Waterford, county Waterford   (The county families of the United Kingdom p236)

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Mary Grant U. (Mackesy) Armstrong

Birth: 1904, in Waterford, county Waterford, Ireland

Father: Joseph Poulter Thomas Mackesy

Mother: Sarah Octavia Neville (Ussher) Mackesy

Married: Charles Maurice Armstrong in 1923, in Enniscorthy district, county Wexford, Ireland

Census:
1911: Priests Road, Drumcannon, county Waterford

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Violet Winifred (Mackesy) Beare

Birth: 1908, in Rossduff, county Waterford, Ireland

Father: Joseph Poulter Thomas Mackesy

Mother: Sarah Octavia Neville (Ussher) Mackesy

Married: Cecil Wyndham Beare in 1929, in Dublin South district, county Dublin, Ireland

Cecil was born on 12 January 1904 in Dublin North district, county Dublin, Ireland, the son of Lieut-Col. John Fenton Cecil Beare and Constance Alice Fitzgerald. He died on 12 December 2001, aged 97.
Census:
1911: Phoenix Glen Lodge, Conyngham Rd, St James, Dublin

Death: 6 December 1970, aged 63

Headstone of Violet Winifred (Mackesy) Beare
Headstone of Violet Winifred (Mackesy) Beare
image from findagrave.com
Buried: Redford (The Grove) cemetery, Rathdown Road, Greystones, county Wicklow, Ireland.
Violet's gravestone reads:
In Loving Remembrance
of
Violet Winifred (Winnie) Beare
Dearest Wife of Cecil W.
"Glenart," Greystones
who died 6th December, 1970, aged 63 years.
and her dearly loved husband
Cecil Wyndham
who died 12th December, 2001, aged 97 years.


Census:
1911: Priests Road, Drumcannon, county Waterford

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