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CUTHBERT FAMILIES OF IRELAND

Compiled By: James H. Culbert
Last Revised: 2 May 2005


Index to Records
Records have been organized alphabetically by given name.
I only have information for the letters that are linked below:

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Other Information

? CUTHBERT was listed on the Muster Rolls of 1630 as shown in Trimble's History of Enniskillen. the

Lieutenant CUTHBERT was reported killed in action on Cape Breton Island, Canada, 8 Jun 1758.  [Note: It is not known whether this person has a connection to Ireland.] bn4

Miss CUTHBERT, of Drumcondra, Ireland; m. bef. 19 Dec 1766, George COTTINGHAM, mercer, formerly of Dame-street, Belfast, Ireland. bn2

Dr. CUTHBERT, 20 Apr 1770 auction of possessions in Killileagh, County Down, Ireland bn5

Reverend CUTHBERT, 1775, of St. Peter's [Protestant] Church, Drogheda, Ireland bn6

Captain CUTHBERT was reported in a war dispatch dated 6 Nov 1777.  [Note: It is not known whether this Captain has a connection to Ireland.] bn3

Captain CUTHBERT, of the ship Mary Ann, 24 Dec 1785, cleared outwards from Belfast for Air(sic) laden with hides.  [Note: It is not known whether this person has a connection to Ireland.] bn7

Captain CUTHBERT, of the ship Nanny, Dec 1790.  [Note: It is not known whether this person has a connection to Ireland.] bn8

? CUTHBERT, Aug 1797, was in charge of the ship, Lady Mountestewart, which had arrived at Ayr from Dublin. bn1

Miss CUTHBERT married William MAXWELL in 1800. im [#191, p. 111]

Miss CUTHBERT married Thomas ROCHFORT in 1802. im [#319, p. 112]

Mr. CUTHBERT was in business in 1823 in Galway. cj3

Sheriff ? CUTHBERT; 1823; Galway, Ireland cj1
? CUTHBERT (female); (b.c. 1878; d. 1878, age 0, County Londonderry, Londonderry Registration District, Quarter 1, Vol. 2, p. 181) proni


Notes

bb Bill Barber  [Email: W.Barber at motorola.com]

bn1 14 Aug 1797, Belfast News-Letter, Ireland, Ship News, p. 3.

bn2 19 Dec 1766, Belfast News-Letter and General Advertiser, Ireland, Married, p. 2.

bn3 14-18 Nov 1777, Belfast News-Letter, Ireland, p. 1.  The article follows:
"November 6."
"The news relative to the taking of Philadelphia is universally credited: the first account came express, in 47 hours, from France, and have been confirmed by every ship which arrived since, particularly by Capt. CUTHBERT, who fell in with the Asia, of 74 guns (not the Isis) cruizing(sic) off the coast of France, by whom he was informed there was good news for England, and that Philadelphia was taken, but whether on the 6th or 16th of September, could not understand.  It is supposed Capt. KING of the Asia, had received the said accounts from some French vessel he had fallen in with."
"The ship which was dismasted off Scilly(sic), and said to be the Isis, proves to be a large Dutchman, which has been got into port."
"The Isis, we have authority to say, has not been spoke with at sea by any ship; so far from it, that by letters received from officers on board her, dated Chesapeak Bay, Sept. 20, we are informed she was incapable of proceeding to sea, in consequence of her having received damage in her masts and rigging; besides which, her being a fifty gun ship contradicts the report, it being well known they are deemed too large, and in every respect unfit for the purpose of coming express."

bn4 29 Aug 1758, Belfast News-Letter and General Advertiser, Ireland, p. 1.  Portions of the article follow:
"Since our last arrived One English PACKET, which brought the following Advices, viz."
"From the London Gazette Extraordinary"
"Whitehall, August 18, 1758"
"This morning capt. EDGECUMBE and capt. AMHERST arrived express from admiral BOSCAWEN and major general AMHERST, with an account, that on the 26th of July, M. LE CHEVALIER DRUCOUR, governor of Louisbourg, surrendered that place by capitulation, on the following articles..."
"Of his Majesty's forces were killed and wounded as follows."
"KILLED"
"Col Fraser's. Capt. BAILY, Lieut CUTHBERT, Lieut. FRASER, Lieut. MURRAY..."
"From the London Gazette"
"Whitehall, August 19, 1758"
"Journal of the landing of his Majesty's forces on the island of Cape Breton, and of the siege of Louisbourg, extracted from major general AMHERST's letters to the right honourable Mr. secretary PITT, dated June 11 and 23, and July 6, 23, and 27."
"...On the 8th [June] the troops were assembled in the boats before the break of day, in three divisions; and commodore DURELL having viewed the coast by order of the admiral, and given me the opinion the troops might land, without danger from the surff(sic), in the bay on our left, the Kennington and Halifax snow(sic) began the fire on the left, followed by the Grammont, Diana, and Shannon frigates in the center, and the Sutherland and Squirrel on the right.  When the fire had continued about a quarter of an hour, the boats upon the left rowed into the shore, under the command of brigadier general WOLFE, whose detachment was composed of the four eldest companies of grenadiers, followed by the light infantry (a corps of 550 men, chosen as marksmen from the different regiments, serve as irregulars, and are commanded by major SCOTT, who was major of brigade) and the companies of Rangers, supported by the Highland regiment, and those by the remaining companies of grenadiers..."
"It took up a great deal of time to land the troops; the enemy's retreat or rather flight, was through the roughest and worst ground I ever saw; and the pursuit ended with a cannonading from the town, which was so far of use, that it pointed out how near I could encamp to invest it: On which the regiments marched to their ground, and lay on their arms.  The wind increased and we could not get anything on shore..."
"The loss of his majesty's troops on landing is, capt. BAILLIE and Lieut. CUTHBERT, of the highland regiment; lieut. NICHOLSON of mine, 4 serjeants, 1 corporal, and 38 men killed, 21 were of my regiment, (the grenadiers) of which 8 were shot, and the rest drowned in trying to get on shore..." : [Note: The foregoing quotes are only a few selected portions of the full article, which take up the full page of the newspaper.]

bn5 10 Apr 1770, Belfast News-Letter, Ireland, p. 2.  The notice follows:
"To be sold by Auction, for ready Money only, on Friday the 20th Day of April Instant, at the House now possessed by Dr. CUTHBERT in Killileagh, County of Downe, his Household Furniture, consisting of Feather Bed and Bedsteads, Mohogany(sic) Tables, Oak Tables and Chairs as good as new, and Escrutore and Bureau, Looking-glasses, good Kitchen tensils, a good Jack with Weights, also several brewing and [tunning?] Vessels, a good Wheel-Carr, with Tackling, a young fresh black Draft Horse, well Mark'd, and made to the Draft, rising six Years old, with a good second-hand Chair, and one young Cow, a Stripper.  The [Cast?] to begin at ten o'Clock before Noon." "

bn6 4-7 Apr 1775, Belfast News-Letter, Ireland, p. 2.  The notice follows:
"Dublin, April 4."
On Sunday the 26th ult. the Rev. Neal QUIN, a clergy man of the church of Rome, renounced the errors of Popery, and embraced the Protestant Religion before the Rev. Mr. CUTHBERT, in the parish church of St. Peter's, Drogheda."

bn7 27-30 Dec 1785, Belfast News-Letter, Ireland, p. 3, Port News.

bn8 28-31 Dec 1790, Belfast News-Letter, Ireland, p. 2, Ship News.  The notice follows:
"The [ship] Nanny, [Capt.] Cuthbert, of Sunderland, is on shore off Whitby, and it is feared will be lost; crew and materials saved."

cj1 Connaught Journal, Galway, Ireland, Monday, 24 Mar 1823, Volume 69, Price 5 Pence.  The article follows:
"EXECUTION OF THE MURDERERS OF MAJOR [Richard] GOING"
"On Wednesday, 12th inst. Pat. NEVILLE and J. FITZGIBBON were sentenced to be hanged on the ensuing Friday.  From the atrocity of the crime, and the great secrecy which had heretofore prevailed, with respect to the discovery of the murderers of the late unfortunated Major GOING, who was savagely murdered by four persons in the year 1821, and for the apprehension of whom a very considerable reward was offered, provided information was afforded within 12 months of this term long since expired.  From all these circumstances much interest was excited, and an immense number of people assembled to witness the execution.  The culprits were well looking young men about 27 and 28 years old, they approached the gallows with great steadiness, & then addressed the crowd, recommending them to live peaceably, to abstain from wickedness, and give up their illegitimate arms.  After which Mr. Sheriff CUTHBERT said to FITZGIBBON, 'now FITZGIBBON you are going to quit this world forever, and as it may be likely to have a good effection on the multitude if you were to confess your guilt, I hope you will now tell me if you are guilty?'  The culprit replied in the most cavalier way, 'If you call to me this time tomorrow I will tell you.'  The executioners having adjusted the rope, they were launched into eternity.  NEVILLE died in about five minutes, but FITZGIBBON, who was much the stronger of the two, struggled apparently in great agony for nearly twenty."  [Note: according to Robert N. Going, Amsterdam, New York, USA, Mar 2002, Richard's brother, the Rev. John GOING, was murdered under similar circumstances a few years later.  Two men were eventually brought to trial and acquitted.]

cj3 Connaught Journal, Galway, Ireland, Monday, 13 Jan 1823, Volume 69, Price 5 Pence.  The article follows:
"SHIPWRECKS - MELANCHOLY WRECK and LOSS of LIVES"
"Our coast (Cork) has just been the scene of as disastrous a shipwreck as we have had to record since the loss of the Albion at Garrettstown strand, in the course of last winter, to which dreadful calamity the present is in a great measure circumstantially alike, with this additional local misfortune attending it, that we have lost an upright and industrious fellow-citizen, a native of England, who had resided among us for some years, and had earned the good opinion of all who knew him.  On Wednesday night, about half-past 7 o'clock, the ship Wear, of Bristol, 200 tons burden, Capt. EMERSON, bound from thence to the West Indies, with a cargo of coals, bricks, and herrings, but intending to call at this port, for orders from Messrs. CUTHBERT and Company, was totally lost about a quarter of a mile West of Ballycotton Island under the circumstances stated in the account which we subjoin, furnished by the mate of the vessel, who is one of the survivors.  Of the crew and passengers, consisting of 36 persons, only 14 of the former were saved, having been washed on the rocks by the surf.  Among the former was Mr. JONES, the gentleman to whom we have already alluded, who carried on the millinery and straw business in this city, and was on his return from his native country, where he had lately gone, when the Wear presented, as he thought, a favourable opportunity for him to come home by, she being a large and nearly new vessel.  There was(sic) also, we learn, two ladies, one of them with child, who was proceeding from the West Indies, where her friends and relatives resided.  The shrieks of these unfortunate females, when the vessel struck, and when all hope had fled, are described in a letter from the affecting scene as truly agonizing; but the writer adds, that the boldness of the coast and the fury of the storm rendered it impossible to afford the least assistance.  Some of the survivors escaped by clinging to the masts and rigging, and dropping from thence on the cliffs and rocks, so completely was the vessel driven on them.  Several of the bodies of the helpless sufferers have been thrown ashore-among them those of one of the females, and of Mr. JONES, the latter much mutilated, having been struck, we learn, by one of the masts or spars.  The following is the account given by the mate who survived: 'Ship Wear, of Bristol, bound to Cork, Jan. 1st, at 7:30 p.m. sighted the Irish land, Ballycotton island, bearing N.E. by N. distance estimation from three to five miles-blowing a heavy gale on a sea running high, and no hope of clearing the land on either tack; made more sail, it being the last resource; but, alas! in vain; at this time close in the rocks, and no room to wear ship.  At 9:30 p.m. let go the larboard bower anchor, but to no purpose, which she immediately brought home, and drifted with broadside on the rocks; and such was the fury of the surf, that, in ten minutes after she struck, not a single vestige of the vessel was then to be seen.  And it is now my melancholy duty to relate the loss of the Captain, W. EMERSON; the pilot, George THYNER; seventeen of the ship's company, out of about 28, and two females, one infant, and three gentlemen, passengers-in all twenty-five souls perished.  Myself, the second mate, and eleven hands, escaped a watery grave.  Edward JOINER, Mate.'"

im "Being an Index to the Marriages in Walker's Hibernian Magazine, 1771-1812" in Henry Farrar, 1972, Irish Marriages, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore.

proni Public Records Office of Northern Ireland, Civil Registration Index Volumes, Marriages 1845 to 1873 and Deaths 1864 to 1895.  [Note: for the death records, the birth year is estimated from age and year of death.]

the Trimble's History of Enniskillen shows the following surnames on the Muster Rolls of 1630:
"ARCHBOLD, ARMSTRONG, BEATTIE, BELL, BURNS, CARLETON, CARLISLE, CARNABY, CARRS, CARRUTHERS, CHAMBERLAIN, CHARLTON, COLLINGWOOD, CRISP, CROZIER, CUTHBERT, DACRE, DAVISON, DIXON, DODD, DOUGLAS, DUNNE, ELLIOT, FENWICK, FORSTER, GRAHAM, GRAY, HALL, HEDLEY, HENDERSON, HERON, HETHERINGTON, HUME, IRVINE, IRVING, JOHNSTONE, KERR, LAIDLAW, LITTLE, LOWTHER, MAXWELL, MILBURN, MUSGROVE, NIXON, NOBLE, OGLE, OLIVER, POTTS, PRINGLE, RADCLIFFE, READE, RIDLEY, ROBSON, ROUTLEDGE, RUTHERFORD, SALKELD, SCOTT, SELBY, SHAFTOE, STOREY, SIMPSON, TAIT, TAYLOR, TROTTER, TURNBULL, WAKE, WATSON, WILSON, WOODRINGTON, and YOUNG."
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There are a few other names as well.  These men were protecting the lands of Sir John HUME, Sir William COLE, Mr. ARCHDALE, Sir Gerrard LOWTHER, Mr. FFLOWER, Edward HATTON, Lord HASTINGS, and Leonard BLENNERHASSET during the Rebellion of 1641.  Many with these surnames were on the list of traitors to James II, made up by the predominantly Roman Catholic Parliament in 1689.  They were considered Protestant at that time.  In the Church of Ireland Parish Records for the early 1800s these names also appear with great frequency.  In the Marriage Index at Enniskillen Town Hall there were many mixed marriages with these surnames during the last half of the 19th century and early 20th.  There were none on the Fermanagh Muster Roll of 1630, however CUTHBERT is found on a REIVER website pertaining to Fermanagh.  In the Griffiths Valuation of 1860, CUTHBERT was a surname seen in the Counties of Londonderry/Derry and Antrim, as well as other Counties, BUT NOT in County Donegal.  [Note: the foregoing was provided by Bill Barber. bb


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