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This is the continuation of the work compiled by Wendy Jack. Again, my apologies for the formatting, but it takes an indecent amount of time to try to wrestle these documents into submission after it has been translated into this brand of html - and I am no expert on this score!
A couple more HSBC connections are detailed here: Robert Thomas WRIGHT, Thompson BROWN{E)
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Sharon Oddie Brown, September 2, 2005

Bartley Seventh Generation

       133.  Robert Thomas WRIGHT was born in Monaghan, Co Monaghan, Ireland on 25 November 1864. [i]   He was known to family and friends as Tim. Tim worked for the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, commencing in the London office in 1883 before moving to the Far East in May 1886.  His postings in Asia included Hong Kong, China, Japan and Burma.  He was the manager of the Yokohama Branch in Japan when that city was devasted by a massive earthquake in 1923.  Tim retired around 1925. [ii]

       Tim married Lucy DANBY circa 1898.  The archives of the bank record that in April 1898 he applied for and was granted permission to marry.  In September of that year the board of the bank voted him a sum of $2500 on the occasion of his marriage in view of the "important post he held and the most efficient way in which he performs his duties". Lucy was born in 1875. [iii]   Lucy died 22 October 1938 at Barton End in Alton, Hampshire, England. [iv]   Her funeral was held on 25 October 1938 at the parish church in Frimley, Surrey, England. [v]   Tim died 24 June 1937 at Barton End in Alton, Hampshire, England. [vi]   His funeral was held on 26 June 1937 at the Parish Church in Frimley, Surrey, England. [vii] Robert Thomas WRIGHT and Lucy DANBY had the following children:

        185       i. Lucy Margaret WRIGHT .  She was known to family and friends as Peggie.        Peggie's engagement to David Locke NEWBIGGING was announced in The Times newspaper on 2 April 1929. [viii]   They were married on 30 December 1929 at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Shanghai, China. [ix]   He was the son of T. Kennedy NEWBIGGINGPeggie died 20 June 1970 in London, England. [x]   Her funeral was held on 25 June 1970 at St Peter's Church in Frimley, Surrey, England. [xi]

        186      ii. Robert F. WRIGHT Robert's engagement to Edith Marjorie SINTON was announced in The Times newspaper on 12 December 1927. [xii]   They married on 20 November 1928 at St John's Cathedral in Hong Kong. [xiii]   Known by her second name, Marjorie was born on 13 June 1902. [xiv]   Marjorie died circa 1997 in England. [xv]   Her death was registered in December 1997 in the Uckfield regsitration district.

       136.  Martha Carlyle WRIGHT was born in Monaghan, Co Monaghan, Ireland on 30 October 1870. [xvi]   Martha married Thompson BROWN . [xvii]   Thompson was born on 21 August 1868 in Barronstown, Co Louth, Ireland. [xviii]   He was the son of Thompson BROWN and Elizabeth JACKSON .  Like many members of his extended family, Thompson was employed for some time by the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank. He joined the staff of the London office in 1886, and worked there for four years before moving to the Far East in May 1890.  In Asia he was initially stationed at Shanghai, then Tientsin, Hong Kong, and finally Amoy in 1899. [xix] In The History of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, H.H. King included an account by staff member F.T. Koelle of his arrival in Hong Kong: (The launch) discharged the distinguished party who had come to meet us: the great TJ, Chief Manager, Hawkins, sub-manager, Peter, Accountant and (A.) Coutts, sub-accountant, and Thompson Brown who is the 'gardener' and therefore took us through the garden across the road in front of the Bank, which is the Bank's property and worth one million dollars, and is now full of very pretty carnations, roses, heliotrope and other flowers.  The inverted commas around 'gardener' suggest that Thompson's horticultural activities were 'extra-curricula' rather than his main employment. It is not known as yet when or where Martha and Thompson married, or where their son was born, but at some stage Thompson returned to Ireland to live. Thompson died suddenly on 28 August 1942 at Killynure House in Milford, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland. [xx]   A neighbour Eugene Fegan (who was seven years old at the time) recalled: "Thompson Brown, he just dropped dead in the yard", and later "I seen him walk down the lane there, between the chestnut trees. Out walking, he were. And he just like that. Fell over. It made a big impression on me." [xxi] Martha died 8 March 1907. [xxii] Martha Carlyle WRIGHT and Thompson BROWN had the following child:

        187       i. George Austin Thompson BROWN was born circa 1902. [xxiii]   Occupation: farmer.  He had a dairy farm of 77 acres at Stanhope, Victoria, Australia. George died 26 August 1963 in Stanhope, Victoria, Australia. [xxiv]   On 14 October 1963 a grant of Letters of Administration for George 's estate was made in Victoria, Australia. [xxv]   As he died unmarried and intestate, and no next-of-kin or relatives could be located in Victoria, the grant was made to the Public Trustee. His estate was valued at £24750, [xxvi] and proceeds from this were eventually distributed to his Brown and Wright cousins. [xxvii]

         138.  James Francis WRIGHT was born in Ballinode, Parish of Tedavnet, Co Monaghan, Ireland on 17 November 1874. [xxviii]   Like so many family members, Jim made his way to the Far East. He was a share broker - probably a member of the firm Wright & Hornby, though this has still to be confirmed. James married Mary MENARY on 2 April 1902 at the Cathedral Church of St John in Victoria, Hong Kong. [xxix]   Known to family and friends as Molly, she was born on 5 November 1872 in Ireland. [xxx]   She was the daughter of William MENARY and Mary JACKSON .

       Jim and Molly were both living in Kong Kong at the time of their marriage, but by the following year when their son was born, the family was based in Manilla in the Phillippines. [xxxi] A letter written by Molly's mother suggests they were back in Hong Kong by 1906: I am in a little anxiety about Mollie and her care just now as there has been a terrible typoon in Hong Kong and loss of life and I am sure she has been well frightened if not hurt. [xxxii]

       Some time in the mid-1910s, the family returned to Ireland to live.  After staying with Molly's mother at Urker in Crossmaglen, they moved to their recently-purchased property Gilford Castle, in Co Down, where Jim became a farmer.  This home still remains in the family.  Molly's mother Mary GRIFFIN wrote of the move: We were put out of our way here between bad weather and Jim and Molly packing up to leave Urker for Gilford Castle, a big place Jim has bought.  He will not be far from Glenbanna.  Cis Reid helped all she could in getting them settled but they are still far from that as Molly has a very bad cold and is in bed here while Jim is in Gilford trying to housekeep for himself. [xxxiii] She also wrote of a visit there shortly after: I spent a week at Gilford Castle with Jim and Molly and a day at Glenbanna.  The Castle is a lovely place and I felt lost in the big rooms and long and numerous passages. [xxxiv]

       For a time, Jim and Molly also owned Urker, which they purchased around 1935. [xxxv] Molly's aunt Maggie McCULLAGH noted: Urker belongs to Jim & Molly Wright.  They bought it when Tommy Jackson sold it.  Molly loves it for old times sake. [xxxvi] Sadly, the house is now derelict. Molly died 29 August 1946. [xxxvii]   She was buried in Creggan Church of Ireland graveyard in Creggan, Co Armagh, Ireland. James died 22 April 1954 at Gilford Castle in Gilford, Parish of Tullylish, Co Down, Northern Ireland. [xxxviii]   His death certificate recorded the cause of death as carcinoma of the lung and chest.  He was buried in Creggan Church of Ireland graveyard in Creggan, Co Armagh, Ireland. James Francis WRIGHT and Mary MENARY had the following child:

+ 188       i. James Francis WRIGHT was born on 30 December 1902 [xxxix] and died in 1979.

   140.  Eva Oliver REED was born in Ballybay, Co Monaghan, Ireland on 19 November 1876. [xl]   Eva married James USSHER on 15 June 1904. [xli]   James was born in 1875. [xlii]   James died in 1947. [xliii]   Eva died in 1968. [xliv] Eva Oliver REED and James USSHER had the following children:

 189       i. Marjorie Eleanor USSHER was born on 3 April 1905. [xlv]   Marjorie died 16 July 1985.

        190      ii. Florence Maud USSHER was born in July 1906. [xlvi]   Florence died between 1992 and January 1994.

        191     iii. Erna Dorothy USSHER was born on 4 February 1908. [xlvii]   Erna died around March 1993 in England. [xlviii]

        192     iv. James Neville Bulter USSHER was born on 23 February 1916. [xlix]   He was known by his second name, Neville. During World War II Neville served as a lieutenant in the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards.  Neville married Rosemary Joyce ADAMS on 12 January 1942 at Abington Church in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. [l]   Rosemary was born in 1921. [li]   She was the daughter of Oliver ADAMS Neville died in 1998 in England. [lii]   His death was registered in October 1998 in the Banbury registration district.

         146.  Cyril Edmund BARTLEY DENNISS was born circa 1883. [liii]   Cyril's engagement to Mary Maud Platt KENT was announced in The Times newspaper on 17 September 1915. [liv]   They married on 7 January 1916 in the parish church in Barnstaple, Devonshire, England. [lv]   She was the daughter of Captain Arthur Percival KENT and Agnes Kennedy PLATT .  Mary died 13 May 1973 at Spring Cottage in Nunney, Somerset, England. [lvi]   Cyril died 6 January 1955 at his home, Oak Cottage, in Eversley, Hamphsire, England. [lvii]   His funeral was held on 10 January 1955 at the parish church in Eversley, Hamphsire, England. [lviii] Cyril Edmund BARTLEY DENNISS and Mary Maud Platt KENT had the following child:

        193       i. George Arthur BARTLEY DENNISS .George's engagement to Margherita LORAINE was announced in The Times newspaper on 30 October 1959. [lix]   It is not yet known when they married.          Known to family and friends as Meg , she was born on 28 July 1925. [lx]   She was the daughter of Lieutenant-Commander R. H. N. LORAINE, RN . George and Meg had no children together, but Meg had two daughters, Jane and Anne MORCOMBE, from a previous marriage. George died 3 April 1976. [lxi]   He was privately cremated. [lxii]   A memorial service was held 29 April 1976 at St Peter's Parish Church, Hersham Green, in Hersham, Surrey, England. [lxiii] Meg died 6 July 1984. [lxiv]   She was cremated 11 July 1984 at Guildford Crematorium. [lxv]

         160.  Lucy POOLE was born in Nova Scotia, Canada in September 1880. [lxvi]  Lucy married Major KENNEWAY .  He was buried in Guildford, Surrey, England. [lxvii]   She was buried in Guildford, Surrey, England. [lxviii] Lucy POOLE and Major KENNEWAY had the following child:

        194       i. Monica KENNEWAY .  She was buried in Guildford, Surrey, England. [lxix]

         162.  Mary Helen PETERS was born in Prince Edward Island, Canada circa 1887. [lxx]   Mary married Edgar Edwin Laurence DEWDNEY on 19 Jun 1912 in Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada. [lxxi] [NOTE: There may be a link to the Hon Edgar DEWDNEY{1835-1916}, for whom the town of Dewdney, BC is named]  Edgar was born circa 1882. [lxxii]   Edgar died 31 July 1952 in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. [lxxiii]   Mary died 25 November 1976 in Trail, British Columbia, Canada. [lxxiv] Mary Helen PETERS and Edgar Edwin Laurence DEWDNEY had the following child:

        195       i. Eve DEWDNEY was born on 6 December 1913. [lxxv]   Eve married John Archibald FINGLAND .  John was born on 27 September 1907 in Canada. [lxxvi]   John died 4 April 1997 in Contra Costa Co, California, USA. [lxxvii]   Eve died 3 December 2002. [lxxviii]


[i] . LDS FamilySearch, IGI, v5, British Isles. Batch No. C701239, Source Call No. 0101197.

[ii] . Brown, Sharon Oddie, Information supplied, 25 April 2003.

[iii] . Brown, Sharon Oddie, Descendants of John Wright.

[iv] . Death Notice, The Times, 24 October 1938.

[v] . Death Notice, The Times, 24 October 1938.

[vi] . Death Notice, The Times, 26 June 1937.

[vii] . Death Notice, The Times, 26 June 1937.

[viii] . Forthcoming Marriage Notice, The Times, 2 April 1929.

[ix] . Marriage Notice, The Times, 2 January 1930.

[x] . Death Notice, The Times, 24 June 1970.

[xi] . Death Notice, The Times, 24 June 1970.

[xii] . Forthcoming Marriage Notice, The Times, 12 December 1927.

[xiii] . Marriage Notice, The Times, 22 November 1928.

[xiv] . England & Wales, Death Index 1993-2002, December 1997, Uckfield registration district, register 37E, no. 11.

[xv] . England & Wales, Death Index 1993-2002, December 1997, Uckfield registration district, register 37E, no. 11.

[xvi] . British Isles, Vital Records Index, FHL Number 101217; and LDS FamilySearch, IGI, v5, British Isles. Batch No. C014051.

[xvii] . McNeill, Mary, Family Charts.

[xviii] . British Isles, Vital Records Index, FHL Number 101171, Note 778.

[xix] . Brown, Sharon Oddie, Descendants of John Wright.

[xx] . Death Notice, unknown newspaper.

[xxi] . Brown, Sharon Oddie, Descendants of John Wright.

[xxii] . Jackson, Jeannie, Birthday Book.

[xxiii] . Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.  (CD. Melbourne: Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Victoria, 1998), No. 19542/1963 (hereafter cited as Victoria, Australia, Death Index). Calculated birth year. Age given as 61 yrs when death registered in 1963.

[xxiv] . George Austin Thompson Brown, Affidavit of Administrator and Inventory from estate administration papers, Public Record Office, Victoria, VPRS 28/P4, Unit 2974, File 601/634 (hereafter cited as Brown, George A.T., Estate administration papers); and Victoria, Australia, Death Index, No. 19542/1963.

[xxv] . Probate Index, Victoria. 1841-1992..  (Macbeth Genealogical Books, Melbourne, 1992.), Series 601, No. 634   (hereafter cited as Victoria, Australia, Probate Index).

[xxvi] . Brown, George A.T., Estate administration papers.

[xxvii] . Brown, Sharon Oddie, Information supplied, 25 March 2003.

[xxviii] . Ireland, Birth certificate.

[xxix] . Hong Kong, Certificate of Marriage. Cathedral Church of St John, Victoria. No . 143, 1902 (hereafter cited as Hong Kong, Marriage Certificate).

[xxx] . LDS FamilySearch, IGI, v5, British Isles. Batch No. C701505. Source Call No. 0255861.

[xxxi] . St John's Cathedral, Victoria, Hong Kong, Extract from the Register of Baptisms. 1903, No. 423 (hereafter cited as St John's, Victoria, HK, Baptismal Certificate).

[xxxii] . Griffin, Mary, Letter to Sarah Whiteside, 22 September 1906.

[xxxiii] . Griffin, Mary, Letter to Sarah Whiteside, 27 January 1917.

[xxxiv] . Griffin, Mary, Letter to Sarah Whiteside, 30 March 1917.

[xxxv] . Brown, Sharon Oddie, Descendants of John Wright.

[xxxvi] . Maggie McCullagh  (of Slieveroe, Stranooden, Co Monaghan) letter to Sarah Whiteside, 21 July 1938. Original in the possession of Betty Whiteside, 2/6 Melville Park Drive, Berwick, Vic 3806 (hereafter cited as McCullagh, Maggie, Letter to Sarah Whiteside).

[xxxvii] . McNeill, Mary, Family Charts.

[xxxviii] . Northern Ireland, Death Certificate, District of Banbridge, No. 138, 1954.

[xxxix] . St John's, Victoria, HK, Baptismal Certificate, 1903. No. 423.

[xl] . Jackson, Jeannie, Birthday Book; and LDS FamilySearch, IGI, v5, No source information available.

[xli] . Brown, Sharon Oddie, Descendants of George Bartley.

[xlii] . McNeill, Mary, Family Charts, Chart 9.

[xliii] . McNeill, Mary, Family Charts, Chart 9.

[xliv] . McNeill, Mary, Family Charts.

[xlv] . McNeill, Mary, Family Charts.

[xlvi] . McNeill, Mary, Family Charts.

[xlvii] . England & Wales, Death Index 1993-2002, 1993 February, Banbury registration district, Register 49B, No. 117.

[xlviii] . England & Wales, Death Index 1993-2002, 1993 February, Banbury registration district, Register 49B, No. 117.

[xlix] . England & Wales, Death Index 1993-2002, 1998 October, Banbury registration disstrict, Register 59B, No. 147; and McNeill, Mary, Family Charts.

[l] . Marriage Notice, unknown newspaper.

[li] . McNeill, Mary, Family Charts.

[lii] . England & Wales, Death Index 1993-2002, 1998 October, Banbury registration disstrict, Register 59B, No. 147.

[liii] . Death Notice, The Times, 8 January 1955. Calculated birth year. Age given as 72 years when he died in 1955.

[liv] . Forthcoming Marriage Notice, The Times, 17 September 1915.

[lv] . Marriage Notice, The Times, 11 January 1916.

[lvi] . Death Notice, The Times, 14 May 1973.

[lvii] . Death Notice, The Times, 8 January 1955.

[lviii] . Death Notice, The Times, 8 January 1955.

[lix] . Forthcoming Marriage Notice, The Times, 30 October 1959.

[lx] . England & Wales, Death Index 1984-1992, July 1984, Surrey South-Western registration district, Vol. 17, pg 1096.

[lxi] . Death Notice, The Times, 6 April 1976.

[lxii] . Death Notice, The Times, 6 April 1976.

[lxiii] . Funeral Notice, The Times, 26 April 1976.

[lxiv] . Death Notice, The Times, 10 July 1984; and England & Wales, Death Index 1984-1992, July 1984, Surrey South-Western registration district, Vol. 17, pg 1096.

[lxv] . Death Notice, The Times, 10 July 1984.

[lxvi] . Canada, 1881 Census, NA Film C-13175: Hopewell, Pictou, NS; District 20, sub-district N; division 2; pg 66.

[lxvii] . McBride, Sam, Information supplied, 17 April 2004.

[lxviii] . McBride, Sam, Information supplied, 17 April 2004.

[lxix] . McBride, Sam, Information supplied.

[lxx] . British Columbia, Canada, Death Registrations, Reg No 1976-09-017652; and Canada, 1901 Census, Film No. T-6429, British Columbia, District 4 Victoria, Sub-district d-5 Victoria (City), schedule 1, page 5. Calculated birth year. Age given as 14 yrs in 1901 census, and 88 yrs when she died in 1976.

[lxxi] . British Columbia, Canada, Marriage Registrations, Reg No 1912-09-022242; and City of Victoria Archives, Marriage Notices Index, 1901-1939.  (Available on-line at: <http://web.city.victoria.bc.ca/archives/marriagesearch.asp>), (hereafter cited as City of Victoria Archives, Marriage Notices Index).

[lxxii] . British Columbia, Canada, Death Registrations, Reg No 1952-09-007544. Calculated birth year. Age given as 70 yrs when he died in 1952.

[lxxiii] . British Columbia, Canada, Death Registrations, Reg No 1952-09-007544.

[lxxiv] . British Columbia, Canada, Death Registrations, Reg No 1976-09-017652.

[lxxv] . Social Security Death Index.  (Database available online: <http://ssdi.rootsweb.com/>. Original data from US Social Security Administrations Death Master File), (hereafter cited as USA, Social Security Death Index).

[lxxvi] . California Death Records.  (Database available on-line at <http://userdb.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi>. Data originally from the California Department of Health Services Office of Health Information and Research, Vital Statistics Section), (hereafter cited as California, USA, Death Records); and USA, Social Security Death Index.

[lxxvii] . California, USA, Death Records; and USA, Social Security Death Index.

[lxxviii] . USA, Social Security Death Index.

 

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