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"A ball and supper was given on Monday, of 
magnificent scale at the beautiful residence of Thomas 
Judkin Fitzgerald, Esq., at Golden Hills, to the elite of that and 
the surrounding neighbourhood.  Among the company was 
-- The Dean of Cashel's family and party; Mr. and Mrs. 
Philips Galle and party; Mr. Lowe, Kilshane; Captain 
Warburton; Messrs. John and Thomas Butler, Ballycarron; 
and Mrs. Maguire, Toureen House, and party; Mr. 
Robins, Hymenstown; the Officers of the 10th Regiments 
Royal Artillery, the Misses Massy, &c. "

Source:  "Fashionable Intelligence" section of "The Irish 
Times"; Page 2; published Thursday, 26 Jan 1860.  
Transcriber's ref:  18600126Ar00202.pdf


"ARRIVAL OF MILITARY IN CARLOW. -- On Wednesday last a squadron of that fine regiment, the Scots Greys, arrived in Carlow, from Newbridge. The following morning, one hundred men and eighty horses proceeded to Kilkenny, under the command of Captain Buchanan, leaving eighty men and sixty-eight horses in Carlow, under the command of Captain Uniack. -- Carlow Sentinel. " Source: "The Irish Times"; Page 3; published Monday, 30 Jan 1860. Transcriber's ref: 18600130Ar00300.gif
"Lady Judkin Fitzgerald has returned to Golden Hills, from St. Ann's Hill, Blarney. " Source: "Fashionable Intelligence" section of "The Irish Times"; Page 2; published Monday, 17 Sep 1860 and reprinted the next day Tuesday, 18 Sep 1860. Transcriber's ref: 18600917Ar00214.pdf, 18600918Ar00209.pdf
"Lady Judkin Fitzgerald has arrived at Morrison's Hotel from Golden Hills, county Tipperary." Source: "Fashionable Intelligence" section of "The Irish Times"; Page 2; published Tuesday, 17 Jun 1862. Transcriber's ref: 18620617Ar00200.pdf
"LANDED ESTATES COURT In the Matter of the Estate of Norman Uniacke, Esq, and of Robert Uniacke Fitzgerald Uniacke, and the Rev Thomas William Haddow, Owners; Exparte The said Norman Uniacke, Petitioner. TO BE SOLD, before the Honorable Judge Longfield, on Tuesday, the 21st day of June, 1864, at noon, at the Landed Estates Court, Inn's quay, Dublin, the following estate, held in fee: -- Lot No 1 -- The lands of Knockgorm and Ballymackibbott, situate in the barony of Imokilly and county of Cork, held in fee, containing 317a 3r 22p English statue measure, and yielding the present net annual rent of 195 12s 8d. Lot 2 -- The lands of Ballygrunna, parts of Monahraher and Kilnasundery, situate in the barony of Imokilly and county of Cork, held in fee containing 349a 0r 22p statute measure, and yielding the present net annual rent of 181 14s 1d. Lot 3 -- The lands of Ballynalabagh, situate in the barony of Imokilly and county of Cork, held in fee, containing 386a 0r 21p statute measure, and yielding the present net annual rent of 205 7s 11d. Lot 4 -- Parts of the said lands of Monahraher, situate in the barony of Imokilly and county of Cork, containing 62a 1r 23p statute measure, and yielding a net annual rent of 60 19s 9d. Lot 5 -- The House, Offices, and Demesne Lands of Mount- Uniacke, situate in the barony of Imokilly and county of Cork, containing 189a 0r 15p, and are of the supposed net annual value of 166 18s 5d. Dated this 22nd day of March, 1864. J. E. MADDEN, for Chief Clerk. Proposals for purchase by private contract of the whole, or any of the lots, will be received and submitted to the judges; such proposal to be furnished to the Solicitor having carriage of the sale, on or before the 20th May, 1864. The estate lies within 7 miles of the post town of Youghal, and within 3 miles of the town of Killeagh, where Fairs are held and where there is a Railway Station. The estate lies in a ring fence, game is abundant, poor rates moderate, land of superior quality, and let at moderate rents. For rentals and further particulars apply at the office of the Landed Estates Court; to NORMAN UNIACKE, Esq, Mount Uniacke, Kil- leagh, County Cork; to JAMES BARRY, Solicitor having carriage of sale, Youghal; to Messrs NOBLETT and SON, Solicitors, South Mall, Cork; and to SIMON CREAGH, Solicitor, No 40 Lower Ormond quay, Dublin." Source: "Landed Estates Court" section of "The Irish Times"; Page 1; published Thursday, 14 Apr 1864. Transcriber's ref: 18640414Ar00113.pdf
"DEATH OF SIR THOMAS J FITZGERALD, BART. We have now before us the afflicting details of this sad event. Sir Thomas Judkin Fitzgerald, it appears, had visited Dublin more than once within the past fortnight in order to effect an arrangement of some pecuniary matters. On Monday last, it would seem from the subjoined letter which we are authorized to insert, that that arrangement was on the point of being carried out, and that another week would have removed any present temporary embarrassment. While in Dublin on Tuesday evening, Sir Thomas Fitzgerald communicated by letter his intention of committing the dreadful deed to no fewer than four different persons, and pointed out the exact place where his body was to be found. Ere those letters reached he had fulfilled his awful intention. In vain one of the recipients laid next morning the lettter just received before the Inspector General of Constabulary -- in vain the efforts of Sir Henry Brownrigg to intervene between the writer and his self-imposed doom. While plans were being organized to save the unfortunate gentleman he was beyond the reach of mortal aid, for all was over! After posting the four letters to which we have referred he journed homeward by the night mail train to Goold's Cross, and from thence to his beautiful residence, and to his amiable family, whom he came to embrace "for the last time." He disarmed all suspicion -- the kiss of burning affection was imprinted upon the lips, we are to suppose, of each of the unconscious loved ones -- and then he walked noiselessly out into the cold midnight air, to conclude the last scene of this most painful tragedy. THE INQUEST -- FRIDAY The Adjourned inquest took place on Friday, and was held in one of the out-offices at the Golden Hills. The coroner, Tobias J. Morrissey, Esq, M.D., opened the proceedings at half past twelve o'clock. The inquiry lasted for nearly four hours. The place in which it took place was crowded with the gentry and humbler inhabitants of the surrounding neighborhood. When the jury were re-sworn, John Massy, Esq, J.P., rose and said -- Mr. Coroner, with your permission before the commencement of this inquiry respecting this most melancholy event which has just transpired, I shall make a few preliminary observations. I received a letter from the lamented gentleman on the morning of the day upon which this dreadful occurrence took place. As that letter has reference to the death of Sir Thomas Fitzgerald, I feel it to be my duty to read for you a few passages from it. Those passages will also explain why I came here to Golden Hills on the day that the body of Sir Thomas was found in the river Suir -- (Mr. Massy was evidently much affected while reading the passages from this letter.) The letter is dated from Dublin and was received by me through the post-office: -- "Dublin, 26th April, 1864. My Dear Massy -- I have a last request to make of you, and that is that you will, on receipt of this go over to Golden Hills and see poor Lady Fitzgerald, my dearly beloved wife, for before you get this I will be no more. God have mercy upon me and my poor family. I make it a dying request that you will go at once on receipt of this, and see what is best to be done * * I go down to-night, on purpose to see my poor wife and family for the last time, and then my body will be found in the Suir at that part called the Pig's Hole, near Golden Hills * * * I again ask you, as a favour, not to desert my poor family till things are set to rights for them. It is the dying request of your friend, THOMAS J FITZGERALD. Having received that letter, and particulary from the intimacy which has subsisted so long between us, I felt it to be my duty to come over to ascertain whether the dreadful intelligence conveyed to me was really true, and, if so, to aid in every way I could to fulfil the dying wishes of my friend. Though deeply afflicted, Lady Fitzgerald kindly received me, and from her and others I learned the sad confirmation of my fears. John Rourke examined: I am a native of Dublin, and was living at Golden Hills, in the employment of the late Sir Thomas Judkin Fitzgerald; I recollect Tuesday evening, the 26th; I received orders to go to the train, and meet the deceased at Goold's Cross Station; I went there, but did not meet him at the half-past 11 train; on the morning of the 26th inst I got orders from Lady Fitzgerald through the butler, (as all orders came during Sir Thomas's absence) to meet my master at the half-past four train; I went, but he did not come; Sir Thomas's eldest son, Master Joseph, came with me; at the station he received from the station- master a message which he gave me; it was to meet the half past eleven o'clock train same night; I attended to these orders, and was waiting for Sir Thomas when he came out; he delayed some time speaking to the station-master, as I had been told, longer than usual; when he came within my view he was in the act of putting on his great-coat; "are you there Roarke," said he twice; "have you got the lamps,; or "where are the lamps," I could not say which; I answered, "No, Sir Thomas, there is one of them broken for some time; I had no opportunity of sending it into Tipperary to have it done; but there is no occasion for the lights, as it is only the light of the train that is in your eyes, and makes it appear dark; we won't want them; but if you wish, Sir Thomas, I'll drive out until you get out of the glare;" Sir Thomas said there was no occasion, as he found it becoming brighter; when he called me the second time. I should have stated, I thought he was not pleased; I said to hiim "you delayed so long, we must now wait until the train goes." When I got on the outside car, Sir Thomas, as was his habit, drove away, and I never knew him to drive more carefully than he did that night. Up to this night he was always anxious to converse, and he never spoke until we came to Mr. Murphy's gate, about half a mile at, this side of Goold's Cross. "Oh! Sir Thomas, " says I, "how did the judges deal with Captain McCraith's case, for yesterday was the day to decide it;" he replied, "they could not prove it because there was such a crowd there at that time; he appeared in his ordinary manner, but not so chatty as usual; he seemed as if he was not pleased with something; he drove up the car to the back gate and went in through the yard to the back door; he alighted, and went into the house, and I did not see him alive afterwards; at daylight, about three o'clock on the morning of the 27th, when I was an hour in bed, I was called by the butler, Michael Burke, and told to look sharply after Sir Thomas, as he had not returned since he went out; such was her ladyship's orders; I went to look for him; after searching some time we proceeded to a place called "Pig's Hole," a part of the river Suir; (after delaying some time within two or three yards of this spot, I found his coat on the bank spread out, the left sleeve turned out, his jerry hat was under- neath; I beckoned to Michael Burke and he joined me; we searched up and down the river for the body, and I said there was no use in looking, as the river was muddy; when we found the hat and coat, I told the butler to look at his watch, and it was then a few minutes before six; I went to Golden Hills, reported the matter there, and by Lady Fitzgerald's orders, went and reported the matter to the police at Golden; I rode to Sullivan's house opposite to get the key of the boat, and a pole to shove it on the hole; the junior Sullivan did not take it up, as the body was found before the boat came up; Pat Sullivan, his father, and I came up along the bank of the river when we saw the crowd running towards the place where the body lay; Pig's Hole is fully half a mile from Golden Hills, round by the bridge; I helped to bring the body home on a door. Witness (to Coroner): There were no markes of vio- lence on the body that I could see; when stripping it in the house I observed that there was white foam on his mouth; no water that I could see was flowing from his mouth. Edmond Dalton, Esq, Ballygriffin, was the next witness examined; I knew the late Sir Thomas Fitzgerald well; on the morning of the 27th I came down stairs between six and seven o'clock, and the first thing I heard from one of my servants was that Sir Thomas was drowned; in a few minutes after I got my post bag, and in it was a letter addressed to me, which I knew to be in the handwriting of the late Sir Thomas J Fitzgerald; I have this letter in my possession, and if you think I am bound to produce it I will do so; I will abide by your decision; it refers to this unfortunate event. Coroner: I think it ought to be read, avoiding, of course, any portion relating to family matters. Mr. Dalton here produced a letter, addressed, "Edmond Dalton, Esq, Ballygriffin, Golden," and bearing the post mark, "Dublin, April 26, '64" -- the day on which the letter was posted. The coroner read the following extract from this letter: -- "Dublin, April 26, 1864. "Dear Ned -- I am going to ask a favor of you, and that is, that you will get Mrs. Dalton to break the sad news of my death to poor Lady Fitzgerald. I go down this evening, and my poor body will be found in the Suir, at Pig's Hole, where all the salmon are taken, near where the white thorn stump is that was lately cut. The Lord have mercy on me and my poor family. . . . . Yours Truly, "THOMAS J FITZGERALD." The rest of the letter was quite of a private nature. It was in Sir Thomas Fitzgerald's handwriting. Michael Burke, butler at Golden Hills, the residence of the late Sir Thomas J Fitzgerald, was next examined, and gave testimony similar to that. John Massy, Esq, J.P., Kingswell House, Tipperary, was examined, and gave in evidence the extracts of the letter received from Sir Thomas Fitzgerald, and which we have published above. Mr. Massy added, "This letter is in Sir Thomas J Fitzgerald's handwriting. On receipt of it, I came over and saw poor Lady Fitzgerald, and found but too true all that had been written." The jury, after a deliberation of about half an hour, returned the following verdict: -- That the said Sir Thomas Judkin Fitzgerald did wilfully drown himself in the river Suir on the morning of the 27th of April, 1864, while labouring under temporary insanity. -- Clonmel Chronicle. A letter signed "Truth," in the Clonmel Chronicle, says: -- The statement that the poor deceased was in "greatly embarrassed circumstances," and "greatly in debt," is much exaggerated. He was recently in temporary pecuniary difficulties -- from an unexpected pressure, but neither overwhelming or permanent. He was -- amongst his many fine and noble qualifications - too kind a son. He had made himself liable for debts to relieve his father, the late Sir John Judkin Fitzgerald, Bart, for the large amount of seven thousand pounds, from which he never derived the smallest benefit, or touched of it one shilling. He had his life insured for several thousand pounds, so that his family might not eventually be sufferers from his too great kindness to his own parent, as well as for other purposes; also, that "bailiffs were in possession." Why is it that the darkest scenes in human life -- the gloomiest passages of domestic occurrences -- are ever reported and delineated the most faithfully? Yes; they were "in possession" -- did such never before occur in honourable and noble houses? -- but only for three days -- three fatal days. It will be gratifing to friends to know that the deceased baronet has left behind him large and valuable estates, perfectly free from the smallest incumbrance. His wife has been provided for with a loving and most liberal hand, both by settlements and will -- in a word, he bequeathed her all that was his to leave; and as one more proof of his attributes as a fond and considerate husband, and of his confidence and trust in her, he has given his wife the sole control over his estates, and nominated her sole guardian of the persons and fortunes of their children. May I add one sentence from his last letter -- "I will leave all to yourself what to do; well for me if you had the management from the first." The debts which caused him so much misery were satisfied on Friday by Lady Fitzgerald. Would she not have sacrificed her heart's blood to save him one pang? Again I must add that ample funds have been left to pay every creditor to the last shilling. The late baronet was only 43 years of age. He was a magistrate and Deputy Lieutenant for the County Tipperary. He is succeeded in his title and estates by his eldest son -- 10 years old -- now Sir J Capel Judkin Fitzgerald, Bart. Residences, Golden Hills, County Tipperary, and Cloghroe House, County Cork. " Source: "The Irish Times"; Page 3; published Monday, 2 May 1864. Transcriber's ref: 18640502Ar00300.pdf; 18640502Ar00317.pdf
"BURIAL OF SIR THOMAS J FITZGERALD EXTRAORDINARY SCENE. With deep regret we feel ourselves compelled to notice the disgraceful and barbarous occurrence which took place in the churchyard of Ballygriffin, on Saturday night last, upon the occasion of the interment of the above lamented gentleman. The harrowing details of his death had been fully known; but it was not enough that the shadow of death had fallen upon a home where affliction had so lately dwelt, and entered with mysterious and appalling effect, some persons, willing to carry out a practice which ignorance and cruelty have unhappily perpetuated, determined to treat the dead with dishonour! even though it outraged the feelings of an afflicted family. We learn that on Saturday night a crowd of people, strangers to the district, lay in wait at the churchyard of Ballygriffin, determined to deny a place of sepulture to the remains of the unfortunate baronet, who, in a time of weakened intellect, succumbed to a feeling of extreme mental depression. The verdict of the jury had pronounced that death was the result of temporary insanity, and to every thinking mind, most if not all, of the features of that melancholy event were wholly irreconcileable with any other supposition than that the mind of Sir Thomas Fitzgerald had really lost its balance. It had been determined by Lady Fitzgerald and the immediate relatives of the deceased gentleman that the funeral should be strictly private, and accordingly a few only of the nearest friends, and of the tenants and domestics followed the remains to the grave- yard, distant but a few perches from Golden Hills, on Saturday evening. The body, however, was met, we are informed, outside the gates, by the country people, who at once said they would not allow the remains to be buried. Remonstrance was in vain. The grave they filled up with large stones, and after every entreaty had proved unavailing, the coffin was borne back to Golden Hills to remain until Monday. The aid of the authorities to avoid a repetition of the disgraceful conduct, the grave within the family burial ground was reopened, and on the morning of Monday a large constabulary force was present, and the interment took place without further annoyance. We learn that a large party of police is to watch the graveyard for some time, day and night. The Roman Catholic clergymen in attendance on Monday cautioned the people against so barbarous an act as any disturbance of the remains just committed to the ground, and it is stated that many seemed ashamed of the outrage perpetrated on Saturday night. -- Clonmel Chronicle. " Source: "The Irish Times"; Page 3; published Friday, 6 May 1864. Transcriber's ref: 18640506Ar00313.pdf
"Lady Judkin Fitzgerald, and her son, Sir Capel Judkin Fitzgerald, Bart, have left Dublin, for Golden Hills, Golden, Co Tipperary. " Source: The "Fashionable Intelligence" section of "The Irish Times"; page 2; published Thursday, 10 Aug 1865. Transcriber's ref: 18650810Ar00202.pdf
"Lady Judkin Fitzgerald and Sir Capel Judkin Fitzgerald, Bart., have left Dublin for her ladyship's residence, Golden Hills, Golden, county Tipperary." Source: The "Fashionable Intelligence" section of "The Irish Times"; page 2; published Wednesday, 27 Dec 1865. Transcriber's ref: 18651227Ar00231.pdf
"The Golden Amateur Band, accompanied by several of the respectible inhabitants of the village, proceeded to Golden Hills, the residence of Lady Judkin Fitzgerald, a few days since, to welcome that lady home after an absence of five months. The band played several airs, and otherwise testified the satisfaction that is felt at Lady Fitzgerald's return. " Source: "The Irish Times"; page 3; published Saturday, 4 Aug 1866. Transcriber's ref: 18660804Ar00302.pdf
"MDDLE. GAYRARD'S MATINEE MUSICALE Mddle. Gayrard's matinee musicale went off splendidly. The fair artiste herself played in her best style, and gave unqualified pleasure to a crowded and critical audience. Miss Bessie Craig sang beautifully, and is now a decided acquisition to any concert room. Her voice has acquired great compass and volume, while retaining all its freshness and purity. Mr. M'Gucken also sang capitally, and the well-known "Amateur" performed his part in the programme -- and especially the andante -- to perfection. Of Mr. Hemsley it is superfluous to speak. He sang as he always sings. The recitations given by Madame Gayrard added much to the life and variety of the entertainment. We noticed among the audience -- the Lady Mayoress, Lady Olive Guinness, Viscountess Gort, Anna Countess of Kingston, Dowager Countess Rosse, Lady Athlumney, Lady Cloncurry, Lady Ventry, Lady Muskerry, Lady Musgrave, Hon. Mrs. Caulfeild, Lady Judkin Fitzgerald, of Golden Hill; Hon Mrs. Smythe, Mrs. Geale, Mrs. Fitzgerald, Miss Hort, Mrs. Henry Roe, &c." Source: "The Irish Times"; page 2; published Tuesday, 25 Mar 1873. Transcriber's ref: 18730325Ar00211.pdf
"BY COMMAND SICK AND INDIGENT ROOMKEEPERS' S O C I E T Y. FOUNDED A.D. 1790, Under the special patronage of their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales, And of the following nobility and gentry of Ireland, who support it by their contributions. Lady Judkin Fitzgerald" [transcriber's note: names appearing before & after Lady Judkin Fitzgerald's name have been omitted.] Source: "The Irish Times"; page 1; published Monday, 7 Apr 1873. Transcriber's ref: 18730407Ar00103.pdf
"THE LADY MAYORESS'S BALL -- LADY JUDKIN FITZGERALD We have had the privilege of seeing two extremely pleasing photographs from Mr. Chancellor's studio of Lady Judkin Fitzgerald, in the Spanish costume, so much admired at the Lady Mayoress's Fancy Ball. The artist has been most successful in rendering justice to an Irish lady so remarkable for her grace and many personal attractions." Source: "The Irish Times"; page 2; published Friday, 13 Jun 1873. Transcriber's ref: 18730613Ar00230.pdf
"CONCERT AT THE SHELBOURNE HOTEL ST. STEPHEN'S GREEN (By kind permission of the Proprietor). MDDLE. SOPHIA FLORA HEILBRON, Who has had the honour of appearing before His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of Russia, The Emperor of Germany, The Emperor of Austria, Signor Rossini, &c, Begs to announce that she will give a MATINEE MUSICALE ON TO-MORROW (THURSDAY), July 3, 1873, under the distinguished patronage of The Lady Olive Guinness, The Lady Fanny Lambart, The Lady Plunket, The Lady Judkin Fitzgerald, Mrs. McDowell; Merrion square, Mrs. Howley, Mrs. Edward Geale, Miss Hort, The Honourable John A Keane, Sir William Wilde Sir Edward Lee, Benjamin McDowell, Esq., M.D., F.R.C.S., Professor of Anatomy, T.C.D., The Rev. Frederick M. J. Lucas, B.D. The MacDermot Roe, &c., &c." Source: "The Irish Times"; page 1; published Wednesday, 2 Jul 1873. Transcriber's ref: 18730702Ar00118.pdf
"PUBLIC NOTICES LADY JUDKIN FITZGERALD requests that no person will shoot or course upon the lands of Golden Hills, Knockalour Gorah, Lislorane and George's Land, County Tipperary; also Cloroe and Knockphrane, County Cork, without her written permission. " Source: The "Public Notices" section of "The Irish Tiimes"; page 1; published Wednesday, 3 Sep 1873. Transcriber's ref: 18730903Ar00128.pdf
"LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS The assizes will open at Sligo and Mullingar today. A meeting of the Royal Agricultural Society will be held today. Tomorrow the Commission will open at Limerick and Enniskillen. The half-yearly meeting of the Irish North Western Railway Company will be held at Dundalk on Saturday. Mr. A. M. Sullivan, M.P., will be entertained to dinner at Morrison's Hotel on Saturday evening. This evening the National Gallery will be opened to the public from eight to ten o'clock. Mr. Justice Barry will sit in Chamber today to hear motions for the law courts. THE DEPARTURE OF THE LORD LIEUTENANT. -- The names of Lady Judkin Fitzgerald, the Ladies Howard, Lady Ventry, Lord Meath and Lord Crofton are accidentally omitted in another column from the list of those ladies and gentlemen who on board the Ulster yesterday bade farewell to his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant and the Countess Spencer." [transcriber's note: remainder of article omitted] Source: The "Local and General News" section of "The Irish Times; page 2; published Thursday, 26 Feb, 1874. Transcriber's ref: 18740226Ar00202.pdf
"COUNTESS SPENCER TESTIMONIAL. FIRST LIST OF SUBSCRIPTIONS ALREADY RECEIVED: Mrs. Wm Dalton, 2 Lady Judkin Fitzgerald, 2 Viscountess Gough, 2 Viscountess de Vesci, 2 Countess of Meath, 2 Lady Kathleen Brabazon, 2 Lady Louisa Tighe, 2 Mrs. E. Ceceil Guinness, 2 Countess of Listowel, 2 Mrs. Cane, 1 Hon Mrs. Howard, 2 The Ladies Howard, 2 Lady Clermont, 2 Lady Coey, 2 Marchioness of Kildare, 2 Lady Alice Fitzgerald, 1 Lady Eva Fitzgerald, 1 Lady Mabel Fitzgerald, 1" [transcriber's note: remainder of long list of names omitted] Source: "The Irish Times"; page 7; published Thursday, 16 Apr 1874. Transcriber's ref: 18740416Ar00700.pdf
"Lady Judkin FitzGerald has arrived in Dublin from England." Source: "The Irish Times"; page 2; published Monday, 20 Apr 1874. Transcriber's ref: 18740420Ar00209.pdf
"THE LORD MAYOR'S BALL Attendees: Lady Judkin Fitzgerald" [transcriber's note: long list of names prior to and after Lady Judkin Fitzgerald's name omitted] Source: "The Irish Times"; page 3; published Wednesday, 29 Apr 1874. Transcriber's ref: 18740429Ar00300.pdf
"STEWART'S INSTITUTE FOR IMBECILES On Thursday the annual meeting of the friends and supporters of the above institution was held in the Molesworth Hall, in which were displayed many samples of work executed by the inmates. . . . Since last report several kind friends have interested themselves in a practical manner, by bringing articles of an amusing and instructive character to the children, amongst whom I may particularly mention: -- Lady Judkin Fitzgerald, Golden Hills, Co Tipperary; . . ." Source: "The Irish Times"; page 6; published Saturday, 30 Jan 1875. Transcriber's ref: 18750130Ar00600.pdf
"THE VICEREGAL COURT. His Grace the Lord Lieutenant, K. G. and the Lady Georgiana Hamilton, gave a dinner party last evening at the Castle. The following had the honour of receiving invitations -- The Earl and Countess of Meath, and Lady K. Brabazon, Lord and Lady Brabazon, Lady and Hon. Miss De Roe, the Lord Chancellor and Mrs. Ball, Lord and Lady O'Hagan, Lady Judkin Fitzgerald, . . ." Source: The "Fashion and Varieties" section of "The Irish Times"; page 2; published Thursday, 25 Feb 1875. Transcriber's ref: 18750225Ar00207.pdf
"STEWART INSTITUTION FOR IMBECILE CHILDREN A BAZAAR AND SALE OF WORK For the benefit of the BUILDING FUND of the above Institution, Will be held On THURSDAY, 20th APRIL, 1876, In the Glass Building of the EXHIBITION PALACE. The Bazaar will be open both Day and Evening, and Military Bands will attend. PATRONESSES: -- Lady Georgiana Hamilton The Countess of Charlemont Lady Clermont Lady Rachel Butler Lady Judkin Fitzgerald Hon Mrs Brooke Hon Mrs Hill Hon Mrs Rowley Hon Mrs Barrell Mrs Henry Roe, jun Mrs Putland Mrs E C S Cole Mrs Cope Mrs Eccles Mrs Kavanagh Mrs Riall Mrs Westby Mrs Hyde Clarke The following ladies have kindly consented to preside over tables, or to receive work: -- Lady Rachel Butler, Drumcondra Castle; Mrs Stewart, 75 Eccles street; Mrs Kidd, 30 Merrion square, S; Miss Parker, 40 Upper Rathmines; Miss Franklin, 42 Lower Baggot street; Mrs Johnson, 13 Mellifont avenue, Kingstown; Mrs E C S Cole, The Castle, Leixlip; Mrs Colvill, Coolock House; MIss Pim, 3 Florence terrace, Bray; the Misses Hogg, Craigmore, Blackrock; Mrs Moore, 6 Emorville, South Circular road; Mrs Pigott, Ryevale, Leixlip; Mrs Huband, 30 Upper Mount street; Mrs O'Brien Butler, 90 Leinster road; Mrs R Purefoy, 53 Rathmines road; Mrs Thompson, 13 Fitzwilliam place. This is the first Sale undertaken for the Institution since its establishment, and as funds are most urgently required to complete the new building, the friends of the Institution are invited to cooperate in making it a success. Ladies contributing Five Guineas worth of Work will be entitled to a Life vote. Ladies presiding over tables, and disposing of Twenty Guineas worth of Work, will also be entitlted to a Life vote. Contributions of work, fruit, flowers, &c., are earnestly solicited. All communiations may be addressed to the Secretary, at the Offices, 40 Molesworth street, Dublin." Source: "The Irish Times"; page 1; published Monday, 27 Mar 1876. Transcriber's ref: 18760327Ar00110.pdf
"CHARGES AGAINST AN IRISH BARONET. Sir Capel Fitzgerald, Bart., was brought up on a warrant at Guildhall yesterday before Alderman Lusk, from Scarborough, on the charge of obtaining 180 by false pretences from Mr. H. E. Crowe of London. Mr Chapman, of the firm of Chapman & Lee, appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. Wontner for the defence. Mr. Chapman said that as the prosecutor was in the country he wished a remand. Alderman Lusk -- But I can't go and lock a man up without knowing some of the facts. Detective Serjeant Randell then deposed to having received a warrant for the prisoner's apprehension. He went to Scarborough on the previous day, and then found the prisoner in custody. After some further consultation between the solicitors and the Bench, the case was remanded until today. The accused denies the fraud. He says he had borrowed 250, and promised to pay back 180, the sum for which the warrant had been granted, and that of this he had already repaid 30. " Source: "The Irish Times"; page 5; published Saturday, 21 Oct 1876. Transcriber's ref: 18761021Ar00526.pdf; 18761021Ar00526.gif.
"(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) (BY IRISH TIMES WIRE.) 153 FLEET STREET, LONDON, MONDAY NIGHT. Sir Joseph Capel Judkin Fitzgerald, the young baronet who was charged on Saturday at the Guildhall with obtaining a large sum of money by means of alleged misrepresentations but who, despite some pertinacity on the part of Sir Andrew Lusk, alderman and magistrate succeeded in satisfying the prosecutor that he had offended indiscretion only through, and in ignorance of the law, has been adjudged a bankrupt, and his "first hearing" will come before the court on the 17th of November. Sir Joseph appears to be partial to the English Metropolitan Courts. Some two years ago, as well as I can remember, he was fined at the Marlborough street Police Bureau, 20s, for acting the part of an amateur cab driver, plying for hire without a licence. This eccentric young gentleman is the son of the late Sir Thomas Judkin Fitzgerald, who drowned himself in 1874, in the River Suir, near his own residence, Golden Hills, County Tipperary." [Transcriber's note: Sir Thomas Judkin Fitzgerald drowned himself in 1864, not 1874 as the article above states. I could find no published newspaper article in The Irish Times to verify the reporter's assertion that Sir Joseph Capel Judkin Fitzgerald had been previously fined circa 1874 for masquerading as a cab driver plying for hire without a license; perhaps this allegation is true, perhaps not.] Source: "The Irish Times"; page 5; published Tuesday, 24 Oct 1876. Transcriber's ref: 18761024Ar003.gif.
"BANKRUPTCY OF SIR CAPEL JUDKIN FITZGERALD, BART. At the Bankruptcy Court, Westminster, yesterday, a first meeting was held for proof of debt and choice of trustee to the estate under the bankruptcy of Sir Capel J. Fitzgerald, Bart. The bankrupt adjudicated on the 17th of October, and is described as of 5 Pall Mall place. He was examined in reference to the proof of Lady Fitzgerald for 1,100, and stated that the money was advanced since he came of age in August, 1874. He was also indebeted to her in the sum of 1,210 or 1,300, for which she held security in the shape of mortgage on his estates. The greater part of the money that he owed was incurred before coming of age, and ratified since by him. In cross- examination he stated that he had no doubt but that Lady Fitzgerald had kept a strict account of all moneys advanced to him. Most of the debts were for money borrowed from the Jews at 40 to 60 per cent, and had really been paid in full. On the suggestion of the Registrar it was finally agreed that the meeting should be adjourned for a month, to enable Lady Fitzgerald to deliver an account of moneys paid by her. Mr. J. Lumley appeared on behalf of the petitioning creditors. The liabilities are estimated at upwards of 50,000, but the greater portion of it is said to be secured." [Transcriber's note: Despite the above article referring to him only as "Sir Capel" rather than "Sir Joseph Capel", based on the well established birthdate of 9 Aug 1853* for the 4th Baronet Sir Joseph Capel Judkin Fitzgerald, there can be no doubt that the "Sir Capel" referred to in the article and the 4th Baronet Sir Joseph Capel Judkin Fitzgerald are one and the same for the above article also mentions that "he came of age in August, 1874" or in other words was born in Aug 1853 and reached age 21 in Aug 1874.] Source: "The Irish Times"; page 5; published Wednesday, 8 Nov 1876. Transcriber's ref: 18761108Ar00511.pdf; 18761108Ar00507.pdf; 18761108Ar00511.gif *"The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal..."; p. 356.
"BANKRUPTCY OF SIR CAPEL FITZGERALD. The second meeting of the creditors of Sir Capel Fitzgerald was held yesterday in the Bankruptcy Court, London. The claim of Lady Judkin Fitzgerald was proved and admitted. It will be recollected that she had advanced large sums of money in efforts to rescue her son from London money dealers, whose demands on account of debts contracted during his minority he had honourably ratified the moment he became of age." Source: "The Irish Times"; page 5; published Wednesday, 6 Dec 1876. Transcriber's ref: 18761206Ar00519.pdf
"OCTOBER. . . . 17. The foundation stone of the new Post Office in Georges square, Glasgow, is laid by the Prince of Wales, with Masonic honours. Bankruptcy of Sir Capel Judkin Fitzgerald, Bart. . . ." Source: In the "Events of the Year 1876" section of "The Irish Times"; page 6; published 29 Dec 1876. Transcriber's ref: 18761229Ar00605.pdf; 18761229Ar00605.gif
"SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST AN IRISH BARONET. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESONDENT.) LONDON, SATURDAY. Sir Joseph Capel Fitzgerald, Bart, residing at the Southampton Hotel, Surbiton, Surrey, was brought up on a warrant before Mr. Mansfield, charged with stealing two diamond stars and other article of jeweliery, value 400, the property of Susan Stevens. Mr. George Lewis, solicitor, who prosecuted, said it was hardly possible to state the feeling of indignation which must be felt for a man who stood in the position of the prisoner. He made the acquaintance of the prosecutrix, and it was alleged he had robbed her of her personal jewellery, valued at 400. A reward had been offered for the prisoner's apprehension, and she afterwards heard that he was at a hotel at Surbiton. The prosecutrix was now at Peterborough, and as it would be impossible for her to be present then, he should read her information and ask for a remand. The information of the prosecutrix was as follows: -- "I live at 36 Westbourne Park Villas. I have known Sir Capel Fitzgerald, Bart, very slightly but intimately during the last six weeks, and during that period he visited my house. I accompanied him to Paris on the 14th of June, and stopped there with him eight days, returning to London on the morning of the 25th of June. In my trunk I had placed my jewellery and a case consisting of two diamond stars, a pair of diamond earrings, a pair of pearl and diamond earrings, a diamond bracelet, and other ornaments, valued at about 400. Four or five hours after my arrival I missed the said jewellery, which had been ???fly put into my trunk. Sir Capel Fitzgerald accompanied me to my house where the trunk was, but he left the house. The same evening I charged him with having stolen the property. He admitted that he had taken it, and pressed me to wait until Friday, when he would bring it back, and he subsequently asked me to wait until the following Monday, which I did, resolving, however, to prosecute him even if he did bring back the property. He has never returned it, and has not since been to my house. I have made inquiries, and ascertained that he has left the house where he was residing last Friday, and absconded. Before he did so he wrote to me letters in which he states -- "You do not know what temptation is, especially if you are with anyone you care for." I pray a warrant for his arrest for the felony. Sir Capel Fitzgerald has no house, and I do not know his address." The first letter read by Mr. Lewis to the court commenced, "My darling," and went on to say that the things would be brought back on the following Monday, and was signed "Capel." The next dated from Long's Hotel, New Bond street, was as follows: -- "Emmmie, what must you think of me, and what can I say in palliation? If you knew all perhaps you would not be so hard, but I do not know whether you are or not, as you have not said a word. I wish you had; it would be preferable to your silence. God is my judge, I love you better than any one in this world, or have ever done. My darling, can you forgive me? I can never myself. However, on Friday all will be made right, and you then, perhaps, to a certain extent will forgive me. Shall I come to you, Emmie? I do not know how to face those eyes of yours -- Yours always, "Capel" The third letter was written from his hotel, and received by the prosecutrix: -- "MY DARLING EMMIE -- "No rooms at the Great Western except sitting and bedrooms, so have got a room in 23 on the second floor. I shall see you if you like tomorrow, and on Friday all will be right. I do love you so much, and you must know it, darling. I am and shall be so lonely without you. -- Yours ever and always, "Capel" Mr. Lewis intimated that he could not proceed further with the case, and the prisoner was accordingly remanded. He left the dock without saying anything. " Source: "The Irish Times"; page 5; published Monday, 8 Jul 1878. Exact same article reprinted in "The Weekly Irish Times"; page 1; Saturday, 13 Jul 1878. Transcriber's ref: 18780708Ar00504.pdf; 18780713Ar00000.gif.
"THE CHARGE AGAINST SIR CAPEL FITZGERALD. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) LONDON, WEDNESDAY. At Marylebone Police court yesterday, Sir Capel Fitzgerald, Bart, aged 25, described as of South- ampton Hotel, Surbiton, was charged on remand, before Mr. Cooke, with stealing on June 25th a number of articles of jewellery, value 400, the property of Susan Stevens. Mr George Lewis prosecuted, and Mr Douglas Straight appeared for the prisoner. Mr Lewis again explained the facts of the case and called Susan Stevens, who said she lived at 36 Westbourne Park Villas. She had known the prisoner about six weeks before she went to Paris, and she had known him a little previously. On his invitation she went with him to Paris last Friday fortnight. They stayed at the Hotel de Rivoli. She had with her a pair of diamond stars and a paif of diamond earrings, a pearl and diamond pendant, and four rings and a gold collar stud. While in Paris the prisoner asker her to lend him 2. She had not got it, but she lent him a 5 note, and he said she should have it back on the following morning, as he expected a letter by which he would get money from Rothschild's Bank. When she took the 5 note from her purse there was a 10 note, a 5 note, and a sovereign in it, but the prisoner did not see the money. He did not return the 5. They left Paris on Monday, the 24th of June after staying ten days. They arrived in London on Tuesday morning. On the night before leaving, when she had on a diamond and pearl locket and chain, diamond and pearl earrings, three diamond rings and a plain one, he asked her to take them off, and put on a traveling dress. She did so, and placed the jewels in her jewel case. At the request of the prisoner she put the case at the bottom of her trunk between some of her clothes. She strapped her box, but did not lock it, as the lock was broken. Before leaving Paris she saw the 10 note and 5 note safe in her purse. On arriving in London the prisoner accompanied her to her house. She left her purse on the table of the diningroom in a small bag. At nine o'clock in the morning she missed the sovereign from her purse. She had left the diningroom before she missed it. The prisoner had been in and out of that room from half-past seven till nine o'clock. At eleven o'clock her maid made a communication to her, and she went to her trunk, and both the jewel case and the jewels, value 400, were gone. In the evening the witness spoke to the prisoner, and asked him why he had taken the jewels. He said they would be returned on the Friday. Between the time of his leaving her house at half past three, and before he came in the evening, which was about nine o'clock, she received a letter (which has already been published asking her to fogive hiim. When she asked him that evening why he had taken the jewels, he asked her to forgive him, and he would return everything on the Friday. On the following day she received a letter which was read, written in a similar tone to the other and stating that on Friday all would be right. On the Friday she received a letter from him, in which he addressed her as "My darling," and said that by no chance could he return her things until the Monday, and he would then be at her house. She could not, he said, tell what he had suffered. He was ashamed, and asked her to think well of him. He did not call on the Monday, and he had never returned the jewellery nor the 5 note, nor had she got the sovereign. She afterwards applied to that court for a warrant for his apprehension, and a reward of 20 was subsequently offered. On the Wednesday, the day after she applied for a warrant, she received a letter from him, in which he enclosed a document, and said he had been rying to get money. The document he enclosed she would, he said, have to send to Arthur and Co., Paris, with 13, and they would send the things to her registered. By the time she got that letter he wrote he would be miles from London. He dared not say anything more; he was too wretched. Instead of being miles away the witness said the prisoner was found at Surbiton. Cross-examined by Mr. Straight -- Stevens was her husband's name. At the time of making the acquaintance of the prisoner she was under the protection of a gentleman who was providing the establishment at Westbourne Park Villas. She had known the prisoner three years ago, and since then she had heard his furniture had been sold. She did not know he had been obliged through pecuniary difficulties to go into the Bankrumptcy Court. Since the renewal of their acquaintance he had given her 25. That was within the last six weeks. When at Paris they were not living extravagantly, far from it. She did not know the bill was over 50. Sir Capel never told her. The prisoner never said anything to her on any occasion about money. He left the house at four o'clock on the Wednesday afternoon, and did not return. On the same evening she saw the gentleman under whose protection she lived, and the absence of certain rings from her fingers was noticed, and on her return home she wrote to the prisoner to return return everything. While in Paris they went to the Grand Prix. They dined some- times at the hotel and sometimes at a restaurant. She had never seen him in the society of other women. He had never told her that he had taken the jewels to pay the hotel bills. He never said anything to her to make her believe he was poor. Re-examined by Mr Lewis -- She had stated the facts about the sovereign to her solicitor. By Mr Cooke -- The jewel case produced was the case in which her jewels had been placed. Ellen Taylor, servant to the prosecutrix, said she remembered the latter arriving home at 7:30 on the Tuesday morning. She unstrapped her trunk at about ten that morning. She subsequently opened the defendant's protmanteau and found the jewel case. There were a solitaire, a bracelet, sleeve links, and a pencil case in it, but all the rest of the things were gone. The prosecutrix opened her purse and found the money was gone. The prose- cutrix gave her a 10 note with which to pay for a telegram she sent off. Joseph Roe, Inspector at the B Division, deposed to arresting the prisoner at a quarter to eleven on Saturday, in consequence of an advertisement in the Times. The prisoner was staying at the Surbiton Hotel under the name of Charles Frazer. On the way froom the hotel he said, "I did not steal these things. Susuan Stevens, mentioned there, and I were in Paris together. We had no money and had overrun our bills. I had to pay the hotel bill and the fares to London. You will find them (the jewels) at Arthur's, 10 Rue Castagliene, Paris." The Prosecutrix, re-examined, said she believed they took return tickets when starting from London. That was the case for the prosecution. Mr D Straight contended for the defence that the larceny, if any, was committed in France, and out of the jurisdiction of this court. Mr Cooke considered the case within the juris- diction, and committed the prisoner for trial at the Central Court. Mr Straight asked that the defendant should be admitted to bail. Mr Lewis urged that the prisoner having been charged at Brighton and the Guildhall with frauds it would be unwise to allow bail. Mr Cooke would take tiime to consider the matter, and the prisoner was then removed. There was a summons at the Richmond Police Court against Sir Capel Fitzgerald, described as of Morpeth terrace, Victoria street, charging him with having obtaned from the Castle Hotel, Richmond, on the 2nd of June, by false pretences, and with intent to defraud, three dinners, two bottles of champagne, a coachman's dinner, a pint of ale, half a gill of sherry and bitters, a half bottle of champagne, &c. The summons was issued more than a month ago, and has been renewed from week to week, in consequence of the inability of the officers to find the defendant and effect the service. Mr Haynes solicitor, said it was impossible for anything to be done, as the defendant was now in custody. The summons was then adjourned sine die. " [Transcriber's Note: We've seen this address of Morpeth terrace, Victoria street for Sir Joseph before as published in the 1877 edition of "The Upper Ten Thousand" by Adam Thom on page 209.] Source: "The Irish Times"; page 6; published Thursday, 11 Jul 1878. Transcriber's ref: 18780711Ar00602.pdf
"OUR LONDON LETTER (BY IRISH TIMES WIRE.) (FROM PRIVATE CORRESPONDENTS.) 153 FLEET STREET, LONDON, FRIDAY NIGHT. . . . At the Central Criminal Sittings, which commence on Monday, the trial of Sir Capel Fitzgerald, Bart., County Clare, who is charged with stealing a quantity of jewellery from a divorced Cyprian with whom he had gone to Paris, much to the chagrin of an amiable nonentity, who kept up her establishment in the Notting Hill district, will be disposed of." Source: The "Our London Letter" section of "The Irish Times"; page 5; published Saturday, 19 Oct 1878. Transcriber's ref: 18781019Ar00507.pdf; 18781019Ar00507.gif
"OUR LONDON LETTER (BY IRISH TIMES WIRE.) (FROM PRIVATE CORRESPONDENTS.) 153 FLEET STREET, LONDON, FRIDAY NIGHT. . . . After deliberating for more than an hour this afternoon, the jury empanelled at the Central Criminal Court took rather a merciful view of the charge preferred against Sir Capel Fitzgerald, Bart., and acquitted him, though his own counsel admitted that there was no doubt that, in appropriating the jewellery of the "lady fair" who accompanied him to Paris, he had disgraced himself and the honourable name he bore. It is to be hoped that Sir Capel will turn to the righteous path. Another such dilemma may considerably imperil his future residence in Middlesex. . . ." Source: The "Our London Letter" section of "The Irish Times"; page 5; published Tuesday, 22 Oct 1878. Transcriber's ref: 18781022Ar00500.pdf
"NOTICE OF INTENDED SALES UNDER THE LAND PURCHASE ACTS. IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE IN IRELAND, CHANCERY DIVISION -- LAND JUDGES. In the Matter of the Estate of SIR JOSEPH CAPEL JUDKIN FITZGERALD, Bart., continued in the name of John Folland Lovering, trustee of the Estate of said Sir Joseph Capel Judkin Fitzgerald, Bart., Owner and Petitioner. Whereas the Irish Land Commission have, in pusuance of the 40th Section of the Land Law (Ireland) Act, 1896, caused the Lands described in the Schedule hereto, which have been ordered to be sold in this matter, to be inspected, and have reported respecting the said Lands and the circumstances thereof, and the price at and the conditions under which the sale of such Lands to the Tenants thereof under the Land Purchase Acts can properly be made; Let all persons take notice that the Report of the Irish Land Commission has been lodged with the Registrar of the Court for public inspection, and will come before the Honourable Mr. Justice Ross for his consideration on Thursday, the 13th day of December, 1900, at 11 o'clock, at his Court, at the Four Courts, Dublin, when all persons interested are at liberty to attend. And meanwhile offers for the purchase of the said Lands, or any part thereof, may be sent to the Solicitors having carriage of the proceedings, who will submit such offers to the Judge on or prior to the consideration of the Report. Dated this 14th day of November, 1900. T. LYNCH, Examiner. JUSTIN MACCARTHY & CO., Solicitors having carriage of the proceeddings, 19 Westland row, Dublin. SCHEDULE Part of the Lands of Cloughroe, otherwise Cloghroe, containing 573a. 2r, 16p. statute measure, and part of the Lands of Dromin, containing 55a. 1r. 6p. statue measure, both situate in the Barony of East Muskerry and County of Cork, held in fee-simple. " Source: "The Irish Times"; page 11; published Saturday, 17 Nov 1900. Transcriber's ref: 19001117Ar01118.gif
"LETTERS PRIZES DEAR GRANNY, -- I wish to give you a description of the River Suir from Ballygriffin Bridge to Athassel Abbey. About fifty yards from the bridge on the left bank there is a graveyard, and the the ruins of an old church. Opposite the graveyard on the right bank, a house is situated called Golden Hills. It was the former residence of Sir Thomas Fitz- gerald. About half a mile from Ballygriffin a river called the Multeen flows into the Suir. From this point to the village of Golden the rier is very deep. Some seven hundred yards above Golden, Mr. Scully's boathouse is situated. A little below that on the opposite bank there is a small brick house, which is supposed to have been built by a monk long ago. Its name is Monk's Cell. The left bank for about one mile above Golden is covered with beautiful woods and groves. The river divides into two branches, just about Golden, these unite lower down. On a little island, surrounded by the river, is an old castle, which is supposed to have been bombarded by Cromwell. The river divides the village into two parts, the larger being on the left bank. There are six publichouses, two places of worship, a Post Office, and a police barrack, in the village. Farming is the principal occupation of the people; the land, too, is very fertile. There is nothing of note below Golden until we reach Athassel Abbey, which is situated about a mile below the village. It is a majestic old structure of Norman architecture. It is kept in a state of preservation by the Society of Antiquarians. It is a great resort for tourists who visit this part of the country. A winding stairs leads on to the top of the walls, which are very high. There are a large number of cells in a perfect state of preservation. Also the carved stone-work in the east window of what was once the chapel is in good repair. Some ancient tombs are in the abbey, with curious writing on them. I hope, dear Granny, you will consider this letter worthy of a prize, as I intend to be a constant competitor in your column. -- I am, dear Granny, your loving grandson, ALFRED AUSTIN HANBIDGE. MY DEAR ALFRED, -- I am very pleased with your letter, and the good hand in which it is written. I hope you will enter for our other prizes. -- Your affectionate GRANNY." [Transcriber's note: One important thing from this 'children's' article; the house of the Judkin Fitzgerald's called "Golden Hills" was EXTANT in Mar 1907. Article mentions it as the "former" residence of Sir Thomas Judkin Fitzgerald; it is unclear to me if by referring to the "former" Sir Thomas Judkin Fitzgerald if the author is merely trying to indicate that Sir Thomas is deceased OR if he is implying that the house no longer belongs to the widow of Sir Thomas -- the Lady Judkin Fitzgerald. We know this property passed upon the death of Sir Thomas into the control of Lady Judkin Fitzgerald and we also know that she did not die until 1908. The question is did she SELL the house called "Golden Hills" prior to Mar 1900, and if so, to whom did she sell and is the house still standing today???] Source: The "Children's Page" section of "The Weekly Irish Times"; page 8; published Saturday, 2 Mar 1907. Transcriber's ref: 19070302Ar00808.pdf; 19070302Ar00808.gif.
"DEATHS. . . . JUDKIN-FITZGERALD -- October 1, at St. Leonards-on-Sea, Emma Louisa Maunsell, widow of Sir Thomas Judkin-Fitzgerald, Baronet, of Lisheen, Co. Tipperary, and Cloghroe House, Co. Cork, J.P., D.L. . . ." Source: The "Deaths" section of "The Weekly Irish Times"; page 24; published Saturday, 17 Oct 1908. Transcribers ref: 19081017Ar02406.pdf; 19081017Ar02406.gif.
"THIS IRELAND Carrick's Old Bridge by Elgy Gillespie THERE'S HARDLY a moment of the day when the Old Bridge at Carrick-on-Suir is not carrying something. The little niches are ideal for conversations overlooking the Suir, and as the aorta from Carrick Beg to Carrick Mor it has been carrying all the heavy traffic from Waterford lately, as well as schoolchildren on their way home. It is a function the Old Bridge has performed for six centuries. . . .This old bridge one more time clocks Then stands erect in mossy socks. . . as the last two lines of local poet seamus McGrath's ode runs, giving us an idea of the affection in which it is held by the townspeople. Despite its antiquity, the Old Bridge's continuing existence was placed in jeopardy two years ago when the Dillon Bridge. . . MICHAEL COADY has done an enormous amount of research into the history of the Bridge . . .it was the first bridge across the Suir upstream from the coast, and thus of great strategic importance in its early days. In 1498, John Wise wrote to the Earl of Ormonde about the question of defence. . . The O'Brien's had their eye on Carrick and were a serious worry to the Earl of Ormonde. Nevertheless the Bridge remained whole and did not need repairs until the year of the Restoration, 1666. . . The next event in the bridge's life occurred in 1797. . . In 1798 there men were hung upon the Bridge: Lawlor, Healy and Brien. They had been found guilty of housebreaking or raiding for arms by the notoriously harsh Judking Fitzgerald and the North Cork Militia. Trying to prove an alibi for them, Moll Purcell was forced to loan a table for their drawing and quartering from her own public house. . . ." [Transcriber's note: photo of the bridge taken by Eddy Kelly and published with this article was retained; however, I cannot publish it online as it is a copyrighted image]. Source: From the "THIS IRELAND" section of "The Irish Times"; page 12; published Friday, 21 Feb 1975. Transcriber's ref: 19750221Ar01201.pdf; 19750221Ar01201.gif; 19750221Ar01201_bridge_image.jpg.
"INISHLOUNAGHT --- 612 It couldn't happen nowadays, thankfully, but when a Colonel of the British army, described as 'a brutal ruffian whose zeal for flogging suspects without trial was even by contemporary standards, excessive', was mulcted of 500 at the Clonmel assizes, March 1799, Attorney General John Toler and Chief Secretary, Viscount Castlereagh, arranged for his immediate compensation out of the secret service money, and he was made a baronet in 1801. This man, Thomas Judkin Fitzgerald, was the High Sheriff of Tipperary for 1798, and he was mulcted for adminstering 500 lashes to a French teacher, whose only crime was the possession of a note in a language which Fitz- gerald could not read. In 'Gleann an Oir' Eoghan O Neill writes: Thomas Judkin Fitzgerald (recte Uniacke) a bhi ina Ard-Shirriam ar Thiobrad Arann agus ta a dhroch-chail i mbeal an phobail go foill de dheasca na ndunmharuithe agus an cheasta a rinne se ar dhaoine nach raibh ambras futhu. His greatest excesses were in the Carrick-on-Suir and Clonmel areas. Sir J. Judkin Fitzgerald resided at Lisheen in 1814, and this appears to have been the residence of Judkin Esq. in 1778. In 1876 Sir Joseph Capel Judkin Fitzgerald, Inniscarra, Co. Cork owned 1041 acres in Co. Tippe- rary. Also in this county was Major Charles J. Fitzgerald, 46th Regiment with 1058; Sir William Seymore Fitzgerald, resident in England with 1587 acres, with eleven others of lesses holdings. In Co. Cork in 1876 Robert U. P. Fitzgerald had 5307 acres; Sir Gerald Fitzgerald had 1190 acres; Sir James had 310 acres, and Lady Fitzgerald had 2054 acres. Co. Limerick had a Right Hon. John D. Fitzgerald with 1324 acres, and Desmond Fitzgerald, Knight of Glin had 5268 acres, and in Co. Waterford there were two Fitzgerald holdins of 2276 and 2372 acres. Plenty of titles and plenty of land. The 'flogger' Fitzgerald had the full supoort of Colonel John Bagwell, asserted to have given his militia regiment carte blanche in dealing with the rebels, so long as he had no official cognizance of their activities. Um! The Bagwells had been in Ireland since the late seventeenth cen- tury, and Taylor & Skinnets 1778 'Maps of the Roads of Ireland' shows a Bagwell at Kilmore in the Co. Tipperary parish of Lisronagh, and another at Great Island, Co. Cork. John Bagwell, finding little scope in his native Cork, had build up influence in Tipperary, and in 1797 he was member for the county, had one son in Parliament, and was shortly to bring in another. In the canvassing and dealing for votes relating to the proposed Act of Union, the Earl of Donoughmore, in a pro-Act of Union line-up, claimed the support of nearly all the leading Roman Catholics. 'Some of his signatories', wrote Donoughmore to Castlereagh, 'were not great enthusiasts for union, but wished to display their hostility to the anti-unionists, in particular to Colonel Bagwell'. Soon after the vote in favour of the Act of Union in the House of Commons, Richard Bagwell, one of the two MP sons of John Bagwell, left politics and went into the Church. In 1814 John Bagwell is shown as residing at Marlfield, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, and in 1876 his descendant, another John, is shown there on 3519 acres. 662 Tipperary acres are listed as the property of John Bagwell of Lecklash Castle, Fermoy, Co. Cork, and John Bagwell, Lisronagh, Clonmel had 547 acres here. MARLFIELD names a townland in the Co. Down parish of Ardquin, and two in Co. Tipperary, in the parishes of Ardfinnan and Inishlounaght. It is in this latter that the Bagwell lived, and continue to live to the present day. Marlfield is in the parish of Inishlounagh, Inis Leamhnachia, the inch/water meadow of the new milk." Source: From the "WHERE'S THAT" section of "The Irish Times"; page 17; published Thursday, 19 Sep 1991. Transcriber's ref: 19910919Ar01701.pdf
"WHERE'S THAT / GRAIGUE 1302 TOWLERTOWN in the Co. Limerick parish of Kilmurry derives from tamhlachiain, "a burial pit". Tolerton (earlier spelling Towlerton) in Kilabban, Co Laois, appears to have a similar derivation. . . . High Sheriff of Tipperary for 1798, "a brutal ruffian whose zeal for flogging suspects with- out trial was, even by contemporary stan- dards, excessive", was fined 550 in 1799. Toler, then the Attorney-General, together with Castlereagh, arranged for his immediate compensation out of the secret service money. . . . FLANN O RIAIN" Source: From the "WHERE'S THAT" secion of "The Irish Tiimes"; page 2; published Monday, 24 Apr 2000. Transcriber's ref: 20000424Ar00202.pdf