Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.

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St.Anne's, Shandon, Cork.
From street view. Click to rotate.

John Cole,
of Cork,
listed in [Deed, 1794] as John Cole the elder, of Cork, cooper,
mar 2ndly to Mary Fisher and had issue:

  1. John Cole, born 1760,
    of Oldwood, Co.Cork,
    mar Margaret Allin,
    died 1826,
    had issue:

    1. Thomas Christopher Cole, born 1807,
      of Woodview, end of Main St, Inishannon (or Innishannon), Co.Cork,
      died 1877,
      had issue:

      1. Rev. John Harding Cole, born 1831,
        of Woodview,
        author of [Cole's Records of Cork, Cloyne and Ross] in 1903,
        died 1909.
        See probate granted 16 Sept 1909. From here.

  2. Rev. Thomas Cole,
    born 8 Oct 1769, Cork.
    He was educ TCD, entered 17 Jan 1788. BA Spring 1792, "A.M.".
    See entry in [TCD Alumni].
    Listed as Rev. Thomas Cole of Cork in [Marriage settlement, 1794].
    He mar 20 Nov 1794 to Louisa Blennerhassett [bapt 30 Jan 1774], no issue.
    Marriage settlement in [Deed, 19 Nov 1794]. Relates to Cole property, a house built by John Cole the father in Farrenverdowney, or Verdon's Land, in the parish of St. Anne's Shandon, Cork city, with coach house, stable and gardens.

    Curate of St.Anne's, Shandon, Cork:
    He was licenced on 15 July 1795 to be Curate of St.Anne's Shandon, Cork.
    Still listed as Curate of St.Anne's in [St.Anne's parish records] 1811.
    Chaplain and Superintendent of the Foundling Hospital, Cork:
    He became Chaplain of the Foundling Hospital, Leitrim St (near St.Anne's church, in St.Anne's Shandon par), Cork.
    Listed as Chaplain in [St.Anne's Shandon, Foundling Hospital, parish records] from 1811 to his death 1830.
    He was also a Captain in Cork Yeomanry.
    At death he is listed as Chaplain and Superintendent of the Foundling Hospital, Cork.

    He died at his house at the Foundling Hospital, Cork, 1 Sept 1830, age 60 yrs.
    See notice in Dublin Evening Packet and Correspondent, 4 September 1830.
    See notice in Limerick Evening Post, 7 Sept 1830.
    Louisa died 7 May 1840, age 66 yrs, at "Ballynamote" (residence of Chatterton), Cork.
    See notice in The Cork Southern Reporter, 9 May 1840.
    (todo) See Limerick Standard, 11 May 1840.

Extract from COLE on p.121 of [Burkes Irish, 1912].

The Foundling Hospital (red cross), Leitrim St, Cork, on 1829 to 1842 map.
James J. Murphy purchased the buildings of the Cork Foundling Hospital in 1854. He built Murphy's Brewery on the site in 1856. Murphy's became Ireland's second largest brewer (after Guinness).
Today the site is Heineken Murphy's Brewery, but some of the old hospital building survives.
See entry in NIAH.
See street view.

"Ballinamote House" (residence of Chatterton), Middle Glanmire Road, Cork city.
Where Louisa Blennerhassett died in 1840.
From 1829 to 1842 map.
It was later called Tracton Park.
Seems to still survive. See street view.

Tracton Park in Cork and County Cork in the twentieth century by Rev. Richard J. Hodges (1911).
See full size. From gallery. See image.

Woodview, Inishannon (or Innishannon), Co.Cork, on 1887 to 1913 map.
See modern satellite view.
This is now called "Innishannon House". It is early 19th century. See entry in NIAH.
Not to be confused with early 18th century Inishannon House Hotel (formerly Frankfort) further up the road. See entry in NIAH.


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