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Think this is Newtown House, just NE of Bolbrook Mill.
From 1887 to 1913 map. See full size.

Robert Stubbs,
farmer, of Newtown House, Tallaght,
think born 1776 and had children late in life (see death below).
He mar Mary ----.
Robert Stubbs is listed at Tallaght in [Thom's] 1847 to 1850.
Robert Stubbs is listed in [Griffiths Valuation, 1847] as follows: Robert Stubbs is listed in [Griffiths Valuation, 1850] as follows: Robert Stubbs of "Newton, Tallaght" was buried at Tallaght, Mar 9, 1850, aged 74. This must be him since his widow then appears as head of household.
"Mrs. Mary Stubbs" is listed at Newtown, Tallaght, in [Thom's] 1854 to 1859.
Robert and Mary had issue:

  1. Robert Stubbs, the younger, bachelor.
    This compilation of Stubbs information shows Robert Stubbs, the younger (i.e. father is Robert) with a sister who married Brown (which 1911 census shows is also sister of William).

  2. Elizabeth Stubbs,
    listed as of Newtown at mar,
    mar 29 Nov 1854, Tallaght CoI church [GROI] to William Brown [William Doyle Brown, of Tallaght, son of James Brown, farmer],
    he is listed at mar as farmer, of "Garrinstown" (this is Garranstown, Tallaght par, see old map),
    had issue:

    1. Robert Stubbs Brown [must be child of this couple],
      must be after grandfather Robert Stubbs,
      of "Garranstown, Tallaght",
      in 1883 his child is baptised Protestant (Church of Ireland).

    2. Adelaide Brown, born 1865, Co.Dublin,
      listed as unmarried, Church of Ireland, staying with her uncle William Stubbs in 1911 census.

  3. William Stubbs,
    born Co.Dublin, Protestant,
    born 1831 (by 1901 census) or 1838 (by age at death) or 1839 (by 1911 census).
    He was a farmer, lived Newtown House, Tallaght, his whole life.
    William Stubbs is listed at Newtown House, Tallaght, in [Thom's] 1861 to 1912.
    He is listed as Protestant at 1st mar.

    William mar 1stly, 24 March 1862 [Chapelizod CoI par records] to Georgina Underwood [Protestant, born 1841].
    She was dau of George Underwood, shoe maker, of Gallanstown, Chapelizod, Co.Dublin.
    Georgina died Newtown, 13 Oct 1864, age 23 yrs, of hepatitis.
    See death cert from [GROI].

    William mar 2ndly, 6 Aug 1866, to Agnes Flanagan [Catholic, bapt 24th Jan 1830].
    Protestant-Catholic marriage. He converted to Catholicism when marrying her.
    He is listed as Catholic later in census, but other Stubbs remained Protestant.
    There are two marriage certs, both on same day, first at registry office, second at Rathfarnham RC church.
    He is William Stubbs who sp the bapt of his nephew Charles J. Doyle 1867 (William must be converted to Catholicism by now).
    She is "Agnes Stubbs" who sp the bapt of her nephew Michael Flanagan in 1872.
    Her father William Flanagan died at their house 1874.
    Agnes died Thur 22 Oct 1896, at her residence, Newtown House, Tallaght, age 66 yrs.
    See death notice in Freemans Journal, Fri 23 Oct 1896.
    (todo) See death of Agnes Stubbs, [GROI] Dublin South, 4th qr 1896, age 61 (born 1835), vol 2 p 461.
    Funeral Sun 25 Oct, bur Tallaght Churchyard. (todo) Search for grave.

    The chapter "Antiquities" in [Handcock, 1899, p.47] states that: "A number of skeletons were found a few years ago in a sandpit lying to the west of Balrothery Hill. It is in a field called the Terrets, belonging to Mr. Stubbs of Newtown, on the banks of the Dodder. The skeletons were in separate graves facing east."

    William is listed as "farmer", widower, at Tallaght in [Census, 1901].
    The house has 5 rooms, 5 windows in front of house, 9 out-buildings (consisting of 1 stable, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 fowl house, 1 barn, 1 potato house, 1 workshop and 1 shed).
    He is listed as "farmer", widower, at Tallaght in [Census, 1911].
    The house has 6 rooms, 5 windows in front of house, 9 out-buildings (consisting of 1 stable, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 dairy, 1 piggery, 2 fowl houses and 1 barn).
    He is listed as farmer, "married" at death. Must be error. He is "widower" in 1911.
    He died 10 Jan 1912, Newtown House, Tallaght [GROI], age 73 or 74 or 81 yrs.
    See death notice in Freemans Journal, January 11, 1912.
    William and Agnes had issue (census 1911 says only 1 child born):

    1. Robert Stubbs,
      Robert John Stubbs, born Newtown, 18 Sept 1867,
      see birth cert from [GROI],
      Catholic, would be named after grandfather Robert Stubbs.
      "R. Stubbs" listed as nephew of John Flanagan at his death 1894.
      Living with father in 1901 census, listed as "farmer's son", single.
      Living with father in 1911 census, listed as "farmer", single.
      Robert Stubbs is listed at Newtown House, Tallaght, in [Thom's] 1913 to 1926.
      Liam Cosgrave (born 1920) remembers visiting Stubbs at Newtown around 1926 with his brother Micheál and his grandfather the Alderman. Stubbs was sick, and Liam and his brother were kept outside.
      Robert is listed at death as farmer, unmarried, formerly of Newtown House.
      He died 11 Oct 1927, Mater Hospital, Dublin, age 60 yrs. See death in [GROI], which has age wrong.
      See death notice in Irish Independent, October 13, 1927.
      Stubbs is no longer listed at Newtown in [Thom's] 1927 on.

Stubbs' field mentioned on p.47 of [Handcock, 1899].

House at Bolbrook, E of Tallaght. Photo 1978.
This may be Newtown House.
See larger and full size.
Photo by Michael Fewer. From South Dublin Libraries. See terms of use.


As well as his main house at Newtown, Robert Stubbs rented plot 3 below (which would include the house at 3A) in Jobstown, W of Tallaght.

The Robert Stubbs land at Jobstown (plots 3 and 3A) in Griffiths Valuation map from
Plot numbers match numbers in [Griffiths Valuation, 1850].
See also [VO] Griffiths Valuation maps, Dublin county, map 21.

See this plot in 1829 to 1842 map and 1887 to 1913 map.
The site is completely cleared today. Nothing is recognisable.
The building would be about where the football club is on Cookstown Rd. See street view.

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