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Frank Ebrill



Frank Ebrill.
Photo c.1954.




Frank Ebrill,
Stephen Francis,
born 2nd Aug 1875, Limerick.
He was educ Crescent College, Limerick, 1891-92.
He was educ Clongowes.
His father died 1892. He left his 5 houses in Garryowen, E Limerick city, and his 11 houses in Dwyer's lane (unidentified), Limerick, and his house 5 Bellevue Terrace (see his brother John) to "my son Francis" [NAI].
Frank was an auctioneer, M.I.A.A.
Listed as "auctioneer" in 1901 census.
He ran "Ebrill Brothers" family business with his brother William.

In 1907 Frank witnessed the rescue of the crew of the French ship, the Leon XIII, which sank off Quilty, Co.Clare.

He is listed as "auctioneer" in 1911 census.
He must be "S. Ebrill" at funeral of William de Courcy 1915.
His mother died 1924.
He didn't marry.
Lived with his sisters Mary and Elizabeth in family home, Summerville Cottage, Limerick.
Ebrill Brothers went bust in Anglo-Irish Trade War 1933.

In 1949, Frank traced the bell of the Leon XIII to London. He bought it, and had it engraved.
And on Sun 6 Nov 1949 (think NOT 11 Nov) he presented it to the Stella Maris (Star of the Sea) church at Quilty (which has a memorial honouring those involved in the 1907 rescue).

He is living Summerville Cottage at Mary's death in 1952.
Living Summerville Cottage at Elizabeth's death in 1955.





The Leon XIII sinking on the reef off Quilty, 1907.
From Quilty National School.



The bell of the Leon XIII.
Presented by Frank Ebrill to Quilty church.
From Quilty National School.



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