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William Ebrill

William Ebrill.
From Crescent College Review 1898.
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William Ebrill,
born 9th Apr 1869, Limerick.
He was educ Crescent College, Limerick, 1880-86.
He was educ Clongowes.
See essay on railways, 1886, by William Ebrill, p.1 and p.2.
"W. Ebrill" is on organising committee of Grand Ball to celebrate 700 years of Limerick, 28 Dec 1897.
He ran "Ebrill Brothers" family business with his brother Frank.
Crescent College Review 1898 describes him as head of Ebrill Bros. Auctioneers.
Listed as "auctioneer" in 1901 census.
Listed as "auctioneer", living Summerville Cottage, Limerick, at marriage.

He mar 26 July 1905, University Church, St.Stephen's Green, Dublin [double wedding with George] [GROI]
to Sarah Nestor [Sarah Josephine, Sadie, born 1883, Limerick].
She was dau of Augustine Nestor, merchant.
See entry for her family in South Circular Road, Limerick, in [Census, 1901]. Her father is "hardware shop keeper".
She was living 28 Georges St, Limerick, at marriage.
She is "Sara" on mar cert, but "Sarah" in all other records.

Their children were born Limerick.
At children's births 1907-11 they were living 14 Victoria Terrace, South Circular Road, Limerick (just NE of the family home Summerville Cottage, see old map). He is listed as "auctioneer".
They are listed at 14 Victoria Terrace in [Census, 1911], he is "auctioneer". They have two servants living with them.
Listed at 13 Victoria Terrace, South Circular Road, in [Guy's directory, 1912].
They lived "Greenville", South Circular Road, Limerick. There at children's births 1917-20, he is listed as "auctioneer".
Still at "Greenville" in 1927.
Ebrill Brothers went bust in Anglo-Irish Trade War 1933.
They had little money after that.

They moved to Dublin.
He is listed as living 5 Grosvenor Terrace, Monkstown, Co.Dublin, at wife's death 1938 and dau Eileen's mar 1939.
Sarah died 14 Feb 1938, 5 Grosvenor Terrace, Monkstown, age 55 yrs, of stomach cancer [GROI].
William lived "Corrymeela", Cunningham Rd, Dalkey, Co.Dublin.
He is listed as of "Corrymeela" at death.
His burial record lists him as "married" at death but this must be error. [GROI] lists him as widower.

He died St.Michael's Hospital, Dun Laoghaire, 27 Nov 1942, age 73 yrs [GROI].
See death notice, Irish Independent, Sat 28 Nov 1942.
Funeral Mon 30 Nov 1942, bur in Deansgrange Cemetery, Co.Dublin.
"Mrs. Ebrill" (unidentified) is listed in [Thom's, 1945] as of Corrymeela, Cunningham Rd, Dalkey.
William and Sarah had issue:

  1. Grace Ebrill, mar Charles O'Neill and had issue:
    1. Graine O'Neill, mar B. Fishwick.

  2. John Ebrill,
    John Gerard Ebrill, born 27 Jan 1908, 14 Victoria Terrace, Limerick [GROI],
    died 11 Mar 1908, 14 Victoria Terrace, Limerick, age 6 weeks, of bronchitis [GROI],
    (todo) see death notice in Limerick Chronicle, 14 Mar 1908.

  3. Liam Ebrill.

  4. Eileen Ebrill, mar Jim Macken and had issue:
    1. Anthony Macken, had issue:
      1. Laoise Macken.
    2. Valerie Macken, mar H. Pilsworth and had issue:
      1. Fiona Pilsworth.
    3. Margaret Macken, mar M. Boate and had issue:
      1. Sarah Boate.
      2. Andrew Boate.
    4. Mary Macken, mar D. O'Toole and had issue:
      1. Timothy O'Toole.
      2. Ruth O'Toole.

  5. Eithne Ebrill.

  6. Brendan Ebrill,
    mar Pat Woods and had issue:

    1. Brendan Ebrill.
    2. Madeleine Ebrill, mar Robert Young and had issue:
      1. David Young.
      2. Jennifer Young.
      3. Robert Young.
      4. Steven Young.

    3. Bill Ebrill.
      DNA match to me and John Lavelle and Malachi Spain.
      He researched family tree.
      He mar Mary O'Donovan and had issue:
      1. Christabel Ebrill.
      2. Sylvia Ebrill.

    4. Paul Ebrill, mar Rosemary Foley and had issue:
      1. Laura Ebrill.
      2. Jane Ebrill.
      3. Sarah Ebrill.

  7. Delma Ebrill.

William Ebrill and Sarah Nestor, c.1916.
From this picture.

Ad of 1903 for Sarah Nestor's family's business, 28 George St, Limerick.
From Fete in aid of St.John's Hospital, Limerick, June 8th to 13th, 1903. Limerick City Museum.

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