NameSir Benjamin WHITNEY Esq. , M
Birth23 December 1833
Death21 December 1916
FatherNicholas WHITNEY , M (~1805-~1834)
MotherMary Gore JONES , F (1810-1895)
Death16 January 1899
Marriage12 April 1860, St Mary’s Dublin, Ireland
Notes for Sir Benjamin WHITNEY Esq.
Of Brayfort, Bray, County Wicklow, and Upper FitzWilliam Street, Dublin, Ireland.
He became a solicitor in 1855 and as such was party
to at least six North-Bomford deeds. He lived initially in Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin and about 1866 he
moved to No 29 Upper Fitzwilliam Street and this house still belonged to him in 1912. In addition,
from 1882 he owned No 5 Royal Marine Terrace in Bray, valued in 1884 at ¬£65, and it is thought
that perhaps this house became later known as Brayfort House. He remained at Brayfort House
until his death and Burke records him as 'of Brayfort, Bray, Co Wicklow'.
In 1878 he became Clerk of the Crown in Co Mayo and from that year to 1882 his office
was at 36 Dawson Street. In the 1880's he became a JP for Co Roscommon, Registrar of Tithes for
Co Mayo, Clerk of the Crown (1878) and Clerk of the Peace for Co Mayo. He opened an office in
Castlebar, Co Mayo, to cover these duties, and in Dublin he moved his office in 1883 to No 46
Kildare Street and this remained his office until he died.
He was a successful solicitor and for his public duties he was honoured with a knighthood,
becoming a Knight Bachelor on 2nd August 1897.
According to the 1878 edition of 'The Landowners of Ireland' Benjamin owned 272 acres
in Co Armagh with a valuation of ¬£79, and 563 acres in Co Roscommon with a valuation of ¬£388.
No doubt all this land was leased.
He was the sole executor of the will of Isaac North-Bomford, his father-in-law, and a
trustee of the marriage settlement of his two North-Bomford sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Emerson
and Belinda Emily L'Estrange.
After their marriage on 12th April 1860 Annabella and Benjamin lived in Lower Gardiner
Notes for Anna Bella (Spouse 1)
Had issue, see 1912 Edition of Burke’s for that family.
Marriage Settlement Annabella North-Bomford and
11th April 1860
Between 1. Benjamin Whitney of Middle Gardiner Street, Dublin, Solicitor.
2. Annabella North-Bomford of Lower Dominick Street, Dublin, spinster.
3. Isaac North-Bomford (father) of Lower Dominick Street.
4. David George North-Bomford (brother) of Lower Dominick Street, and Edward
John Irwin of Carranure House, Co Roscommon. (The two trustees).
In view of the marriage intended between Benjamin Whitney and Annabella North-Bomford,
Benjamin Whitney hands over in trust to those in Party 4 his Life Policy of Insurance, and his
Government 3% Stock for his wife should he die first. (1860 Book 20 No 170).