British and Irish regiments stationed at Tarbert around 1806
British and Irish regiments stationed at
Regiments in Ireland
Regiments at Tarbert
British regiments, and Irish militia from other counties,
were stationed at different times at Tarbert, including (in 1800-11):
- At Tarbert, unknown date:
Local militia at Tarbert
"Tarbert Yeomanry" would refer to one of the following.
- Tarbert Regiment (founded 1779, disbanded 1793)
- Tarbert Cavalry (founded 1796)
- Tarbert Infantry
(founded 1799, disbanded 1802)
Ships at Tarbert
- Many ships passing through. Looking for ones based there for a while.
was at Tarbert in July 1804.
And again in
William Ponsonby, son of Baron Ponsonby
(and distant relation of Richard Ponsonby of Tarbert)
served in the 5th Dragoon Guards
and would have been at Tarbert in 1808.
Letters from him might mention a local Richard Ponsonby scandal.
John Ponsonby, born 1713, son of Earl of Bessborough, had issue:
- William Ponsonby, 1st Baron Ponsonby, born 1744,
mar Louisa Molesworth,
- John Ponsonby, 1st Viscount Ponsonby, born 1770.
- William Ponsonby
(and here), born 1772,
joined 5th Dragoon Guards 1798,
would have been in Ireland 1805-08,
married in 1807 to Georgiana FitzRoy,
would have been at Tarbert in 1808,
still with the 5th Dragoon Guards when they went to the Peninsular War in 1811,
killed at Waterloo 1815,
- Richard Ponsonby, Bishop of Derry.
- Mary Ponsonby,
born 1776, mar Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey.
- George Ponsonby, born 1755, Lord Chancellor of Ireland from 1806 to 1807.
- (todo) Go through DNB sources for above.
- (todo) Go through Ponsonby MPs entries in
[History of the Irish Parliament]
for more sources.
- Ponsonby, Earl of Bessborough, sources
- Baron Ponsonby sources
- Earl Grey Papers, at
- Grey of Howick collection.
Letters of Mary Grey.
- Papers of John, Viscount Ponsonby
(and here), c.1800-1855,
GB 033 GRE-E.
are letters from his uncle George Ponsonby.
12 July 1806 - 19 July 1810.
6 letters to Ponsonby mainly concerning politics; also the illness of Ponsonby's father
and the legal and financial position of Ponsonby's Irish estates after his father's death.
- Search for Bishop of Derry papers
Collection List No. 25. Bessborough Papers. (MSS 29,791-29,805).
- "Bishopscourt and its owners", Captain Gerald Ponsonby, Journal of the Kildare Archaeological Society (1915).
Vol. VIII, No. 1 (January 1915) pp.2-29.
- There are papers related to William Ponsonby
at Borthwick Institute for Archives,
University of York.
- A1. Grey Family Papers.
Transcripts of much of A1 exist at the Borthwick Institute.
However of the following it appears there are transcripts for A1.2.4 only.
- A1/2. Letters of Louisa Molesworth.
- A1.2.2. Letters from her husband, 1st Baron Ponsonby, 1803-04. 14 items.
- A1.2.4. Letters from her son William Ponsonby, 1814-15. 7 items.
- A1.2.9. Letters from 4th Earl Fitzwilliam
(who she married in old age), 1795-1820. 7 items.
- A1.2.9A. Letters from Charlotte Ponsonby,
1st wife of 4th Earl Fitzwilliam,
1795-1819. 4 items.
- A1/4. Mary Grey letters.
- A1.4.2. Letters from her mother, 1809-23.
- A1.4.29. Letters about the death of her brother William Ponsonby, 1815.
- A7. Diaries.
- A7/1A. Mary Grey diaries, 1822 to 1843.