The Ussher Family

Arthur Beverly Ussher

Birth: 22 May 1831

Father: John Ussher

Mother: Lucy (Glascott) Ussher

Notes: Arthur emigrated to Australia, living at Lake Burrumbeet, Ballarat, Victoria

Death: 11 July 1889, in Learmonth, Victoria, Australia

Probate: Probate of Arthur's will, valued at £250, was granted by the Registrar of the Victoria Supreme Court on 15 August 1899.

Headstone of Arthur Beverly Ussher
Headstone of Arthur Beverley Ussher
Buried: Learmonth Cemetery, Learmonth, Victoria, Australia

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Charlotte (Ussher) ffrench

Birth: 27 July 1827, in county Wexford, Ireland

Father: John Ussher

Mother: Lucy (Glascott) Ussher

Bookplate of James Frederick Metge ffrench
Headstone of Charlotte (Ussher) ffrench
Married: James Frederick Metge ffrench on 13 July 1867, in Waterford, county Waterford, Ireland.
James Fredrick Mitge Ffrench is recorded as single, the son of Anthony Frederick Ffrench. Charlotte Washer is recorded as single, the daughter of John Washer.

James was born in 1839/40 in county Wexford, the son of Anthony Frederick ffrench and Margaret Metge. He was a clergyman who was ordained in 1867 and appointed curate of Havant, Hampshire then rector of Clonegal, county Carlow, which post he served from 1868 until 1907. In 1899 he was also appointed Canon of Clone in Ferns Cathedral.
James was a member of the Royal Irish Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, serving as Vice-President from 1897 until 1900. He published A sketch of the history of Ferno cathedral in 1901 and Prehistoric faith and worship in 1912. After Charlotte's death, James married Mary Geraldine Robertson in 1911 in Dublin South district. James died on 20 March 1914, at Enniscorthy, county Wexford, aged 74.
Census:
1911: Greystones Town, county Wicklow
Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland pp68-69 (1915)
Obituary Notices
The Rev. James Frederick Metge ffrench was a member of a family who possessed property in the neighbourhood of New Ross, where his grandfather had been Sovereign. His family was a branch of the well-known Western family represented in the Peerage by Lord ffrench and Lord de Freyne. Canon ffrench was also closely related to the Usshers, Wolfes, Tolers and Metges. He made his final studies at St. Bee's Theological College, and was ordained in 1867 by Dr. Sumner, Bishop of Winchester, for the Curacy of Havant, Hants, where he remained till appointed to the Rectory of Clonegal, Co. Carlow, which he held from 1868 to 1907. He enlarged that church by adding a chancel. He was made a Rural Dean, and in 1899 Canon of Clone in Ferns Cathedral, of which he became Treasurer in 1900. He was a member of the Diocesan Council and of the General Synod. Canon ffrench, who had been elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, was more closely identified with our Society, which he joined as a Member in 1876. He became a Fellow in 1889, and was a Vice-President, 1897-1900. He frequently attended the excursions of the Society, at which his great local knowledge and readiness in imparting it made him welcome. In 1886 he read a paper before the Society: "On an Ancient Glass Manufactory at Mehtia, Co. Wexford;" this was followed in succeeding years by several other papers on various subjects, as enumerated in the Index to the Journal. His last work, entitled "Prehistoric Faith and Worship" (London : D. Nutt & Co.), was favourably noticed in the English and Irish Press. Canon ffrench resided chiefly at his house, Ballyredmond House, Clonegal, but his later years were passed at Greystones, Co. Wicklow. He died on the 20th of March, 1914, at Enniscorthy.


Death: 23 June 1910, in Rathdown district, county Wicklow, Ireland, aged 85

Headstone of Charlotte (Ussher) ffrench
Headstone of Charlotte (Ussher) ffrench
Buried: Redford cemetery, Greystones, county Wicklow, Ireland
Charlotte's headstone reads:
To the Memory | of | CHARLOTTE | wife of Canon FFRENCH | of Ballyredmond House, Clonegal | who died 23rd June 1910


Census:

1901: Ballyredmond House, Clonegal, Moyacomb, county Carlow

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Charlotte Thomasina Neville (Ussher) Owen

Birth: 12 January 1869, in Cork, Ireland

Father: William Neville Ussher

Mother: Marianne (Grant) Ussher

Married: Ivon Trevor (Jones) Owen in 1891, in Youghal district, county Cork, Ireland
Ivon was born Ivon Trevor Jones in February 1864, in Sidmouth, Devon. He was educated at Bradfield College, which he attended from January 1879 until July 1880. He was an army officer, reaching the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the Army Pay Department. Ivon Trevor Owen was commissioned as a lieutenant in the 3rd batallion of the King's (Shropshire Light Infantry) on 4 March 1882 (London Gazette 3 March 1882 p950) and transferred to the Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Berkshire Regiment) on 28 February 1885 (London Gazette 27 February 1885 p860). He was promoted to captain on 13 November 1893 (London Gazette 19 December 1893 p7389) and appointed paymaster in the Army Pay Department on 28 August 1895 (Hart's Army List 1896 p374). Major Owen, Staff Paymaster, was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel on 29 May 1908 (London Gazette 2 June 1908 p4070).
Census & Addresses:
1881: Vicarage, Pillerton Hersey, Warwickshire
1911: Winchester, Hampshire: Ivon Trevor Owen, head, is aged 47, born in Sidmouth
1939: Wepre, Knowle Road, Budleigh Salterton, Devon   (Kelly's Directory 1939)

Census:
1911: Winchester, Hampshire: Charlotte Neville Owen, wife, is aged 42, born in Cork

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Elizabeth Ussher

Birth: 3 October 1812

Father: John Ussher

Mother: Lucy (Glascott) Ussher

Notes:
Elizabeth did not marry.

Death:
15 August 1861

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Isabella Harriet Ussher

Birth: 31 May 1836

Father: John Ussher

Mother: Lucy (Glascott) Ussher

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Isabella Grant Ussher

Father: William Neville Ussher

Mother: Marianne (Grant) Ussher

Notes: Isabella died young

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John Ussher

Birth: 1 April 1786

Father: John Ussher

Mother: Elizabeth (Paul) Ussher

Education: Ballitore School, which he entered on 1 December 1794

Married: Lucy Glascott on 11 January 1811, at Landscape, county Wexford, Ireland

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Occupation: Magistrate in county Wexford. John  was also elected sovereign of New Ross, county Wexford from 1835 until 1841, when the Corporation was abolished.

Landscape House
Landscape House
Notes: John built a house at Landscape, near New Ross, county Wexford. Landscape was close to Pilltown, then the residence of William Madden Glascott, Lucy's brother, and previously of William Madden, Lucy's father, and presumably where she grew up.
A topographical dictionary of Ireland p715 (Samuel Lewis 1837)
Landscape, now the residence of John Ussher, Esq., derives its name from the beautiful view it embraces of the river and the ornamental grounds of Castle Annaghs on the opposite bank; it is surrounded with a fine plantation of fir, sycamore, beech, and oak trees.

Death:
16 February 1844
Freeman's Journal 23 February 1844 (transcribed at Nick Reddan's Newspaper Extracts)
On the 16th inst, at Landscape, near New Ross, John USSHER Esq, a magistrate for the co Waterford


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John Glascott Ussher

Birth: 2 June 1814

Father: John Ussher

Mother: Lucy (Glascott) Ussher

Occupation:
Barrister-at-law and J.P. of county Wexford

Notes: John succeeded to Landscape House, county Wexford, on his father's death in 1844. He did not marry.

Death:
12 June 1863

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John Richard Ussher

Birth: 1851

Father: Richard Ussher

Mother: Charlotte (Metge, Livingstone) Ussher

Notes:
John died young

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Lucy Ussher

Birth: 12 May 1819

Father: John Ussher

Mother: Lucy (Glascott) Ussher

Notes: Lucy died young, presumably before the birth of her younger sister on 21 November 1820, since that younger sister was also named Lucy.

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Lucy Arabella Ussher

Birth: 21 November 1820

Father: John Ussher

Mother: Lucy (Glascott) Ussher

Notes: Lucy never married.

A side table owned by Lucy was purchased by the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Review of the Principal Acquisitions p101 (Victoria and Albert Museum, 1922)
Another purchase worthy of note was that of a semi-circular Irish side-table, of painted pine-wood. In the centre of the top is an oval panel of parchment painted in grisaille, with a young man seated at a table and writing, and inscribed "Lucy Ussher Fecit." Lucy Arabella Ussher (d. 1844) was the daughter of John Ussher, of Landscape, Co. Wexford. The framework is further painted with the arms of Ussher. The table possesses both a personal and artistic interest and is the only known example of Irish furniture in the Museum.

Death: 1844

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Lucy Cassandra Ussher

Birth: 1856

Father: Richard Ussher

Mother: Charlotte (Metge, Livingstone) Ussher

Death:
25 March 1867

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Lucy Glascott Neville Ussher

Birth: 8 May 1864, in Cloyne, county Cork, Ireland

Father: William Neville Ussher

Mother: Marianne (Grant) Ussher

Death: 9 January 1885

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Mary Ussher

Birth: 5 July 1823, in county Wexford, Ireland

Father: John Ussher

Mother: Lucy (Glascott) Ussher

Notes: In the 1911 census, it is noted that Mary "gets an annuity and dividends from investments".

Census:
1901: Bellevue Terrace, Tramore, county Waterford

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Mary Anne Neville (Ussher) Gardines

Birth: 1860/1, in county Antrim, Ireland

Father: William Neville Ussher

Mother: Marianne (Grant) Ussher

Married: Ernest Gardines in 1889, in Youghal district, county Cork, Ireland

I am not entirely sure of Ernest's last name. He appears in the marriage index as Ernest Gardiner, but Mary and Douglas are shown in the 1901 and 1911 censuses transcribed as Gardines (although the 1901 entry looks to me more like Gardenis) and Douglas's birth registration is transcribed as Gardener.

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Census:
1901: Lower Waterford Road, Tramore, county Waterford
1911: West ham district, Essex: Mary N. Gardines, daughter, is aged 50

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Neville Richard Ussher

Birth: 7 October 1882 in Dublin South district, county Dublin, Ireland

Father: Richard Ussher

Mother: Mary (Carroll) Ussher

Occupation:
Physician and Surgeon. Neville was a General Practitioner and F.R.C.P., F.R.C.S, L.M. (Irel). Neville served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War I, commissioned as a temporary Lieutenant on 14 May 1917 (London Gazette 12 June 1917 p5835). He was promoted to temporary captain in 1918 (British Medical Journal 6 July 1918 p8), and relinquished his commission in 1919, retaining the rank of captain (British Medical Journal 12 April 1919 p58).

Notes: Burke's Landed Gentry, and a number of other sources derived from this, name him as Richard Neville Ussher, but the Ireland Birth Index, the 1911 census and his military records all concur that he was Neville Richard.

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Richard Ussher

Birth: 26 December 1817

Father: John Ussher

Mother: Lucy (Glascott) Ussher

Married (1st): Charlotte (Metge) Livingstone on 6 June 1850 in the parish church, St Peter, Dublin, Ireland. The marriage was witnessed by Wm. M. Glascott and John Johnston.
Richard Ussher is recorded as resident of the parish of Whitechurch, New Ross, a bachelor, of full age, the son of John Ussher, Esq. Charlotte Livingstone otherwise Metge is recorded as resident at 42 L. Mount St, a widow, of full age, the daughter of James Metge, a clerk.

Ballina Chronicle 19 June 1850 (Ballina, county Mayo)
MARRIAGES.
  June 6, in St. Peter's Church, Dublin, by the Rev. Wm. Meter of Bambridge, county Down, Richard Ussher, Esq. of Landscape, New Ross, county Wexford, to Charlotte, relict of Robert Levington, Esq., of Westport, in this county, and daughter of the late Rev. James Metge.


Charlotte was born on 21 February 1813 and baptised on 6 March 1813, in the parish of St George, Dublin, the daughter of James Metge and Cassandra Palmer. She was married, firstly, to Robert Livingstone, and was a widow at the time of her second marriage. Charlotte died in 1875.

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Married (2nd): Mary Carroll on 5 August 1876 in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Rathmines, parish of St Peter, county Dublin, Ireland. The marriage was witnessed by W. Hales Carroll and R. T. Wolfe. Richard Ussher Esq. is recorded as resident at Landscape, New Ross, a widower of full age, the son of John Ussher Esq. Mary Carroll is recorded as resident at 7 Williams Park, Rathmines, a spinster of full age, the daughter of William Hales Carroll, solicitor.

Mary was born on 15 October 1840 in Dublin, and baptised on 18 February 1841, in the parish of St Peter, county Dublin, the daughter of William Hales Carroll and Isabella Frances Tyndall, of 18 Pembroke Road, Dublin. Mary's sister was Fanny Isabella Carroll who married John William Harris and then, secondly, William Glascott, Richard's first cousin. In the 1911 census, Mary is recorded as a "private nurse" living in the same home as her son, a physician and surgeon, and likely was involved in his practice. Mary Ussher died in 1920, in New Ross district, county Wexford, aged 79.
Census:
1911: Landscape, Whitechurch, county Wexford

Children:
Occupation: Insurance Agent for Lloyds. Bassett's Wexfor County Guide 1885 also lists Richard as the District Registrar of Marriages (p39)

Notes: Richard succeeded to Landscape House, county Wexford, on his elder brother's death in 1863.

Death:
28 November 1903, New Ross district, county Wexford, Ireland, aged 85. The source says that Richard died at St Mary's, New Ross, although it seems more likely that this is where he is buried.

Addresses:

1850: Whitechurch parish, New Ross, county Wexford  (marriage record)
1876: Landscape, New Ross, county Wexford  (marriage record)

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Sarah Maria Ussher

Birth: 28 January 1816

Father: John Ussher

Mother: Lucy (Glascott) Ussher

Death: 1898, in Waterford district, county Waterford, Ireland, aged 82

Addresses:
1894: Bellevue Terrace, Tramore, county Waterford   (Researching Irish Australians p54)

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Sarah Octavia Neville (Ussher) Mackesy

Birth: 1873/4, in county Cork, Ireland

Father: William Neville Ussher

Mother: Marianne (Grant) Ussher

Married: Joseph Poulter Thomas Mackesy in 1903, in Waterford district, county Waterford, Ireland

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Death: 1918, in Waterford district, county Waterford, Ireland

Census:

1901: Lower Waterford Road, Tramore, county Waterford
1911: Priests Road, Drumcannon, county Waterford

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Susan Emily (Ussher) Glascott

Birth: 6 May 1825

Father: John Ussher

Mother: Lucy (Glascott) Ussher

Married:
Adam Glascott on 8 August 1849, in New Ross district, county Wexford, Ireland.
Adam Glascott is recorded as the son of John Glascott and Susan Emily Ussher is recorded as the daughter of John Ussher.

Death: 8 February 1894, at Loch Ave., Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, aged 68

Headstone of Susan Emily (Ussher) Glascott
Headstone of Susan Emily (Ussher) Glascott
Buried: Learmonth Cemetery, Learmonth, Victoria, Australia

Will:
Researching Irish Australians p54 (Trainor, 1998)
Glascott, Susan: will of Susan Emily Glascott of Loch Ave., Ballarat, Vic., widow, died 8 Feby 1894 at same place was probated Dublin, 20 Octr. 1894 by Sarah Ussher of Bellevue Tce, Tramore, Co. Wat., spinster, an execx for Ire. Effects £780 6s 9p; re-sworn £501 11s 9p


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William Neville Ussher

Birth: 30 November 1829, in county Wexford, Ireland

Father: John Ussher

Mother: Lucy (Glascott) Ussher

Married: Marianne Grant on 27 June 1855 in St Anne Shandon, Cork, county Cork, Ireland. William Neville Ussher is recorded as the son of John Ussher. Marianna Grant is recorded as the daughter of Joseph Grant.
Freeman's Journal 30 June 1855 (transcribed at Nick Reddan's Newspaper Extracts)
June 27, in Cork, W Neville USSHER Esq third son of John USSHER of Landscape, in the co Waterford, to Marianne youngest daughter of Jasper GRANT Esq of Cork


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Occupation: Land Agent

Notes: of Youghal, county Cork

Death:
1916 in Waterford district, county Waterford, Ireland, aged 88

Census:

1901: Lower Waterford Road, Tramore, county Waterford
1911: West ham district, Essex: William N. Ussher, head, is aged 81, born in county Wexford

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William Neville Grant Ussher

Birth: 1856/7

Father: William Neville Ussher

Mother: Marianne (Grant) Ussher

Married: Jane Margaret Blair in 1887, in New Zealand
Jane was born on 1 January 1864 in Naseby, New Zealand, the daughter of William Adam Blair and Mary Ann Dumas. She died on 5 June 1924 in Riverton Hospital, Riverton, New Zealand, aged 59.
Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle 10 June 1924 p2
MRS GRANT-USSHER.
  On Thursday last the death occurred in the Riverton Hospital of Jane Margaret, wife of Mr Wm. Neville Grant-Ussher, Otautau. The body was conveyed to the Anglican Church, where it remained until the interment, which took place on Saturday. A short service was held in the Church, after which the body was conveyed to the new cemetery, where the Rev. G. A. Dawson conducted the funeral rites. The Vicar made mention of the fact that deceased had been actively concerned in Church work prior to her marriage, particularly as a Sunday-School teacher. Of late years, however, ill-health had prevented her taking an active interest in her Church, and it was only very infrequently that she waa enabled to atteud Divine Service. Deceased was born on the 1st of January, 1864, at Hogburn Valley, Naseby, where she could claim the honour of being the first child to see the light of day. Her father emigrated to Australia from the north of Ireland, where he opened the first quartz reef, "Shelebag," in California Gully, Bendigo. Having met and married his wife in New South Wales, the two set out for New Zealand to seek their fortune in tbe rush to Gabriel's Gully (Lawrence), and followed different rushes, eventually settling in Naseby. Here they were the. prime movers in founding the Anglican Church. The late Mrs Ussher accompanied her husband to Dunedin, where they resided about ten years before coming to Southland. The family has been resident in Otautau for the last twelve years. Two sons and one daughter remain to mourn her loss, while one met a soldier's death on Gallipoli. This sad incident contributed to the failing health of an already enfeebled body, and after several years of very indifferent health, the end came rather suddenly.


Children:
Occupation: Miner, Labourer, Farmer (1880-1881 & again 1885-1886), Chainman (1893, 1896). In 1903, William was appointed as a "gazetted ranger" for the Otago district (Otago Witness 18 February 1903 p55) and in 1911, he bought a farm on Merrivale Road, Otautau, from Joseph Todd (Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle 25 April 1911 p4).

Notes: William emigrated to New Zealand around 1877-8. He lived in Mt Ida, near Naseby, Otago, then Port Chalmers and Blueskin bay near Dunedin, Otago, in the 1890s and later in Momona, Otago, then Menzies Ferry, Southland and Otautau, Southland. He started using the surname Grant-Ussher to differentiate himself from other William Neville Usshers in the region, and the births of his children are all registered with the hyphenated surname Grant-Ussher although William himself is shown as just Ussher in his marriage and death registrations.

Death: 1929, in New Zealand, aged 72

Addresses:
1893: Rockyside, Caversham, Dunedin, New Zealand   (South Dunedin Electoral Rolls)
1896: Rockyside, Caversham, Dunedin, New Zealand   (South Dunedin Electoral Rolls)
1915: Otautau, Southland, New Zealand (Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph database)
1925: Merrivale Road, Otautau, Southland, New Zealand (Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle 31 March 1925 p3)

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