The O'Grady Family

Ellen Louisa (O'Grady) Gould

Birth: 1857/8, in county Cork, Ireland

Father: Standish Darby O'Grady

Mother: Selina Mildred Groome

Married: George Thomas Ingelheim Gould on 29 June 1880 in Cork district, county Cork, Ireland

Death: 9 January 1918, at St Edmondsbury, Lucan, county Dublin, Ireland
Ellen Louisa Gould died on Ninth January 1918 at St Edmondsbury, Lucan. She is recorded as aged 60, married, of independent means. The cause of death is listed as a cerebral haemorrhage of duration 1 day.

Census & Addresses:
1904: Newtown Park House, Blackrock, county Dublin (Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland)
1911: 19 Stradbrook Road, Monkstown, county Dublin
1918: Sandford Park, Ranelagh, county Leitrim   (Ireland Calendar of Wills 1918 #309)


Fannie Eveline O'Grady

Birth: 1859/60, in county Cork, Ireland

Father: Standish Darby O'Grady

Mother: Selina Mildred Groome

Death: 15 January 1918 at Ivanhoe, Lansdowne road, county Dublin, Ireland
Fanny Eveline O'Grady died on Fifteenth January 1918 at Ivanhoe, Lansdowne Rd. She is recorded as a spinster, aged 58, of independent means. The cause of death was cancer of the spinal column over the duration of 1 year, and a fractured thigh.

1901: New Chester Road, Birkenhead, Cheshire
1911: Greystones Town, Delgany, county Wicklow, Ireland


Selina Helena O'Grady

Birth: 1856, in county Cork, Ireland

Father: Standish Darby O'Grady

Mother: Selina Mildred Groome

Occupation: Farmer

Death: 7 August 1918, at Aghamarta Castle, county Cork, Ireland, aged 62
Selina Helena O'Grady died on Seventh August 1918 ay Aghamarta Castle, Co. Cork. She is recorded as a spinster, aged 62 and a gentleman's daughter. The cause of death is given as a cerebral haemorrhage of several years duration and cardiac failure in the half hour before death.

1901: Russagh, Abbeystrowry, county Cork, Ireland (Selina was a visitor of Anne Adams at this address, she also signed the census return for Aghamarta Castle as the head of household although she was not present there the night of the census)
1911: Aghamarta, Templebreedy, county Cork, Ireland


Standish Darby O'Grady

Birth: November 1813, in Limerick, county Limerick, Ireland

Baptism: 24 November 1813, in St Michael, Limerick, county Limerick, Ireland

Father: Darby O'Grady

Mother: Ellen (George) O'Grady

Education: Entered Trinity College Dublin on 20 October 1831, graduating B.A. in 1835.
Alumni Dublinienses p657 (ed. G. D. Burtchaeli and T. U. Sadlier, 1935):
O'GRADY, STANDISH, S.C. (Mr Douse), Oct. 20, 1831, aged 18; s. of Darby, Generosus; b. Limerick. B. A. Ęst. 1835. 

Married: Selina Mildred Groome 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: Occupation: Barrister-at-Law. Standish was also appointed to the office of Justice of the Peace for county Cork on 20 March 1855, at which time he is described as a "landed proprietor".

Aghamarta Castle
Aghamarta Castle
Notes: Standish lived at Aghamarta Castle in county Cork. On the property is the ruin of the original Aghamarta Castle, built in the twelfth century. Carew Smith O'Grady bought the 869 acre property in 1824 for £1,200. The castle was in great disrepair, and the O'Grady's used stone from the castle in the construction of the present mansion. The O'Grady's sold the property in 1916.

In 1876, Standish O'Grady was granted a licence to plant oyster beds on 39 acres of the Owenboy river (Inspectors of Irish Fisheries report 1886 p60).

The County Families of the United Kingdom p735 (Edward Walford, 1869):
O'GRADY, STANDISH DARBY, Esq., of Aghamarta, co. Cork.
Eldest son of the late Darby O'Grady Esq., of Aghamarta, (who was brother to Standish, 1st Viscount Guillamore), by Ellen, eldest dau. of the late Baron George, of Dublin; b. 1813; s. 1857; m. 1856 Selina Mildred, dau. of the Rev. Edward Groome, and by her, who d. 1861, has issue. Mr O'Grady, who was educated at Trinity Coll., Dublin, is a Magistrate for co. Cork.
Aghamarta Castle, Carrigaline, co. Cork.
Heir Pres., his brother, George O'Grady, Esq., of Plattenstown, co. Wicklow; a Magistrate for co. Wexford; b. 1815; s. to his grandfather's estates in Wextord 1846; m. 1858 the Hon. Jane Hore-Ruthven, dau. of the late Baroness Ruthven.
Death: 12 July 1886, at Aghamarta Castle, Templebreedy, county Cork, Ireland

The Law Times 24 July 1886 p235:
  S. D. O'GRADY, ESQ.—The late Mr. Standish Darby O'Grady, barrister-at-law, of Aghamarta Castle, county Cork, who died on the 12th inst., in the seventy-third year of his age, was the eldest son of the late Mr. Darby O'Grady, of Aghamarta, by his marriage with Ellen, eldest daughter of the late Baron George, of Dublin, and was born in 1813. Mr. O'Grady was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he took his Bachelor's degree in 1835, and he was called to the Irish bar in 1838, but many years ago ceased to follow the active duties of his profession. He was a magistrate for county Cork, and married, in 1856, Selina Mildred, daughter of the Rev. Edward Groome, and by her, who died in 1861, he has left issue three daughters. Mr. O'Grady was descended from a common ancestor with Viscount Guillamore, his father having been a younger brother of Standish O'Grady, the first Viscount, who was for many years Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer in Ireland, and was raised to the peerage in 1831 with that title.

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
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 "Erected by Standish Darby O'Grady Esq. 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".

Will: proved 14 August 1886, by Thomas O'Grady and Arthur Herbert Orpen
Ireland Calendar of Wills 1896 p510
O'GRADY Standish Darby.  14 August.  The Will of Standish Darby O'Grady late of Aghamarta Castle County Cork Esquire who died 12 July 1886 at same place was proved at the Principal Registry by Thomas O'Grady of Norwood Rochestown County Cork Esquire and  Arthur Herbert Orpen of 33 Anglesea-street Dublin Solicitor the Executors. Effects £3,653 14s. 6d.

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