Mr Vaughan of Ennistymon now at Upper Ormond Quay. 1874

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Mr Vaughan of Ennistymon now at Upper Ormond Quay. 1874

Post by Sduddy » Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:28 pm

Clare Freeman, Sat 21 Nov 1874:
Mr Vaughan of Ennistymon now at Upper Ormond Quay.
We have pleasure in transferring to our columns the following paragraph from the Irish Times of October 2nd; and are glad to find that a Clare man, a native of Ennistymon, has by his energy and business tact established himself in the esteem and confidence of his numerous friends and customers in the Metropolis; as evidenced by the very large trade done in both his flourishing establishments, Nos 10 and 16 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin:
“Now that the approach of winter necessitates provision being made for warm clothing, the public will have an opportunity of inspecting some of the finest tweeds we have ever seen, at the establishment of Mr D. Vaughan, Upper Ormond Quay. The choicest specimens from Messrs. Mahony’s mill at Cork, will be found to vie in merit with the superb display of Scotch manufacture, and indeed the former is likely to be more readily selected. Visitors can inspect a fine stock of the new Mottled Bannockburn Tweed, now so much in use, and a large exhibition of West of England Beavers, and fancy naps suitable for gentlemen’s overcoats. Quality combined with very moderate prices, must obtain for Mr Vaughan a ready sale of his goods."
24 Apr 1872: Marriage of Denis Vaughan, Shopkeeper, Dublin, son of John Vaughan, Shopkeeper, to Susan O’Dwyer, Shopkeeper, Ennistymon, daughter of Patrick J. O’Dwyer, Shopkeeper, in Ennistymon chapel; witnesses: John J. O’Dwyer, Gretta O’Dwyer: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/ ... 149900.pdf

21(?) Jan 1896: Death of Denis Vaughan, aged 51 years, married, Draper Superintendent; informant: Susan Vaughan, widow, 27 Rutland square: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/ ... 676716.pdf

1901 census. Residents of a house in Rutland Square (Rotunda, Dublin): Susan Vaughan, Hotel Keeper, aged 38, widow, born in Ennistymon, Co. Clare: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/p ... e/1282587/
1911 census. Residents of a house in Rutland Square (Rotunda, Dublin): Susan Mary Vaughan, aged 46, Hotel Proprietoress, widow, no children, born in Co. Clare: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/p ... est/37504/

Vaughan’s Hotel is mentioned here as a favourite hiding and meeting place for Michael Collins: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parnell_Square.

Vaughan’s Hotel seems to have transferred to a Miss O’Brien, but this piece says that it was originally owned by Mrs Vaughan of Clare: http://parnellsquare.ie/vaughans-hotel-parnell-square/

Susan Vaughan received compensation for damage done by riflefire:
http://centenaries.nationalarchives.ie/ ... rch=Search

Vaughan’s Hotel: https://www.buildingsofireland.ie/build ... ublin-city

Susan Vaughan seems to have moved to Harcourt Street, where she became the proprietor of the Standard Hotel:
3rd Apr 1929. Death at 97, Lower Leeson Street, Susan Vaughan of the Standard Hotel, Harcourt Street, a widow of private means (no aged given): https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/ ... 341990.pdf

The Standard Hotel in Harcourt Street was next door to 76 Harcourt Street, where Michael Collins had his office: https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/hist ... ape-dublin

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Re: Mr Vaughan of Ennistymon now at Upper Ormond Quay. 1874

Post by Sduddy » Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:58 pm

No, that’s wrong. The Standard Hotel was not next door to No. 76, Harcourt street. It was a couple of buildings away at the corner of Harcourt Street and Clonmel Street, where Harcourt House now stands: https://digital.ucd.ie/view/ucdlib:47339
This piece in Michael Collins – A Life, by James MacKay, confirms this and describes what happened when Michael Collins lowered himself from a skylight in the Standard Hotel: “On the very day that Stack and Beaslai arrived back in Dublin, Michael had a very narrow escape when the police and military raided 76 Harcourt Street. Fortunately, one of the precautions Michael had taken was to save him the day. On his instructions, Batt O’Connor had installed a light ladder which could ingeniously be hauled up to the roof. By this means Michael escaped through the skylignt even as the detectives were clattering up the staircase. Coolly closing the hatch, Michael crawled across the roofs of neighbouring buildings until he came to the skylight of the Standard Hotel where he had arranged a similar ladder in permanent readiness. But the ladder was missing …": https://books.google.ie/books/about/Mic ... &q&f=false

Also I don’t know if Susan Vaughan was proprietor of the Standard Hotel, or if she had simply been staying there prior to being admitted to the hospital/nursing home at 97 Lower Leeson street, where she died in 1929 (No 96 Lower Leeson Street and adjacent buildings became St. Vincent’s Hospital about 1912).

Clemens France, who contributed substantially to the making of the 1922 Irish Free State Constitution: (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clemens_J._France), seems to have stayed at the Standard Hotel, Harcourt Street, or at least used it as his address, according to this site: https://www.iar.ie/Archive.shtml?IE%20KAS/Q005:
This is a collection of 86 carbon-copy type-written letters and statements detailing ill-treatment to individuals and damage to property by 'Crown Forces' during the War of Independence 1920-1921. The letters give a graphic picture of the hardships faced by families. They were written to the American Committee for Relief in Ireland (ACRI) in response to a request for details of losses suffered during the war. To further its efforts, ACRI intended to publish the details in a book. All of the letters are from recipients of relief in counties Cavan, Clare, Cork, Galway, Kerry, Limerick, Longford, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath and Wexford. Sixty-seven of the letters date between August 1921 and February 1922. Nineteen are undated but cover incidents that occurred between Oct 1920 and June 1921, the same period as the dated letters. Sixty letters are specifically addressed to Clemens France, many giving his address as Director, ACRI, Standard Hotel, Harcourt Street, Dublin. The addressee is omitted in a number of the letters, whilst a few are addressed to the Irish White Cross


Maybe someone knows more about Denis Vaughan and about Susan Vaughan nee O'Dwyer.

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Re: Mr Vaughan of Ennistymon now at Upper Ormond Quay. 1874

Post by Sduddy » Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:11 am

The marriage record (1872) for Susan O’Dwyer gives her father’s name as Patrick J. O’Dwyer, and so I thought she might be a daughter of Patrick J. O’Dwyer, who is aged 74 and living in Ennistymon at the time of the 1901 census: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/p ... t/1072944/, but Patrick’s daughter, Susan, had married a Michael Carrigg in 1868:
Clare Journal, Mon 16 Nov 1868:
Marriages. Nov. 18, at the Roman Catholic Church, Ennistymon, by the Rev William Dwyer, C.C., brother of the bride, assisted by the Very Rev J. Sheehan, P.P., V.G., Michael Carrigg, Esq., Supervisor, London, to Susan, eldest daughter of Patrick O’Dwyer, Esq., Ennistymon. Mass was celebrated by the Rev W. Dwyer, at which the choir assisted, and the new married couple received Holy Communion, and in the afternoon proceeded to Dublin.
The civil record of the marriage shows that Michael Carrigg’s father was Austin Carrigg: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/ ... 219274.pdf. An account of the family of Austin Carrigg, donated to clarelibrary by Rosaleen Underwood, mentions the marriage of Michael and Susan. Rosaleen Underwood believes that they emigrated to Australia: https://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/cocla ... stymon.htm
I wondered if Michael had died sometime before 1872, leaving Susan a widow, but Susan is described as Spinster in the record of her marriage to Denis Vaughan. Maybe that is just an error. Or maybe she is the daughter of another Patrick J. O’Dwyer.

Sheila

Edit. Yes, Susan who married Michael Carrigg (1868) and Susan who married Denis Vaughan (1872) are two different Susans. Susan who married Denis Vaughan was called Susan Mary, and here is the notice of her marriage:
Clare Journal, Mon 29 Apr 1872:
At the Catholic Church, Ennistymon, on the 24th inst., by Rev T Geoghehegan, P P, assisted by Rev William O’Dwyer, C C, Denis Vaughan, Esq, 10 Upper Ormond quay, Dublin, to Susan Mary, eldest daughter of Patrick J O’Dwyer, Esq., merchant and woolen manufacturer, Ennistymon.
In "Houses and their occupiers in Ennistymon, County Clare": https://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/cocla ... upiers.htm
the O'Dwyer's shop is described as follows:
3. O’Dwyer’s. Home of the O’Dwyer family, owners of the Woollen Mills and Grinding Mills of Ennistymon, also owners of the Golf Links Hotel in Lahinch. Ned O’Dwyer had drapery business here. He had six in family, four girls and two boys. The shop windows at Christmas were a joy for children. P. J. O’Dwyer and his wife, Maisie continued in the business and they had three boys, Eamonn, Paddy, Johann and one girl, Catherine. Paddy carried on a drycleaning business here. It has recently been purchased by Willie Daly of Ballingaddy.
I think Ned O'Dwyer must be a younger brother of Susan Mary. He was born in 1865 (to Patrick O'Dwyer and Maria Flanagan). Susan must have been born in the early 1850s (she married Denis Vaughan in 1872), so the age she gives herself in the 1911 census is way off the mark.

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Re: Mr Vaughan of Ennistymon now at Upper Ormond Quay. 1874

Post by Sduddy » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:43 am

And now to the Vaughans:

I think Denis Vaughan is the Dennis Vaughan who was baptised in Miltown Malbay parish on 3 Dec 1843; parents: John Vaughan, Ellen Neylan, Moy.
Two of his siblings are (1) Daniel, baptised 26 Jun 1848; (2) Andrew, baptised 1 Aug 1841 (there are more).

The record of Daniel’s marriage to Bridget Barry in 1876 shows that he had moved to Lahinch:
3 May 1876: Marriage of Daniel Vaughan, Shopkeeper, Lahinch, son of John Vaughan, Farmer, to Bridget Barry, Ennistymon, daughter of Patrick Barry, Draper, in Ennistymon chapel; witnesses: Michael Carrigg, Mary Barry: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/ ... 092783.pdf

Andrew Vaughan, brother of Denis and Daniel did not marry. He died in 1896 and administration of his estate was granted to Daniel:
Vaughan Andrew, Administration of the personal estate of Andrew Vaughan, late of Lahinch County Clare, Retired Excise Officer, who died 23 December 1896 granted at Dublin to Daniel Vaughan Shopkeeper the brother. http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchiv ... _00249.pdf

Daniel is mentioned in “Houses and their Occupiers on Main Street, Lahinch”, by Tomsie O’Sullivan: https://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/cocla ... houses.htm
Madden’s Apartments. This property was at one time owned by Dan Vaughan of Moy. Later a Mr. Halpin took over the premises. It was later purchased by Frank Madden and his wife who reared a family here of 2 boys and 1 girl. Frank’s son, Raymond Madden converted this big house into apartments and still owns it.
The reason Mr [James] Halpin took over the premises is because he had married Daniel’s daughter, Dilly, sometime around 1911-1912. I can’t find a record of the marriage but there is a record of the births of their twin sons William and Daniel on 9 Dec 1912: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/ ... 598916.pdf

Daniel Vaughan’s son, John, is also mentioned by Tomsie O’Sullivan:
Coughlans Food Store. This family run general food store now owned by Coughlan Family was many years ago the private 2 storey residence of Jacko Vaughan (son of Dan) a local post man. After Jacko’s death the property was purchased by Mr. & Mrs. Morris-O’Beirne in late 1950s following sale of Mrs. Morris’ Main St. business. She built a new family grocery shop here and managed it up to her death. Johnny Barrett and family returned from USA, purchased the Morris business and continued to run it as general store. The Coughlan Family are present owners of the business.
I must say that that account of the houses in Lahinch written by Tomsie O’Sullivan has proved most helpful.

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Re: Mr Vaughan of Ennistymon now at Upper Ormond Quay. 1874

Post by Sduddy » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:48 pm

Denis Vaughan was one of those who contributed to this Miltown Malbay collection for the O'Connell Centenary Celebrations, which were to be held on 6th Aug 1875:

Clare Freeman, Sat 24 Jul 1875:
Miltown Malbay and O’Connell Centenary. To the Lovers of Religious Freedom in Clare. The Committee of Arrangements for the coming Centenary, in Miltown, return their sincere thanks to the following subscribers who have come forward so liberally to assist the Band of their town to appear in Dublin on the 6th of August, as befits the sons of the men of ’28.
Lord Francis Conyngham, M P, £6 6s.
R H Townsend, Esq. M D, £1 1s.
Denis Vaughan, Esq. Dublin, £1.
Thomas Sheedy, Esq. Kilkee, 10s.
Michael Molohan, Esq. Ballyvaskin, 10s.
Joseph Dexter, J P, Miltown, 10s.
John Meehan, Esq. Ennis, 10s.
D C O’Brien, Esq. Limerick, 10s.
Mrs Kavanagh, Spanish Point, 10s.
Michael Geraghty, Esq. Limerick, 10s.
James Halpin, Esq., Newmarket-on-Fergus, 10s.
George Mathews, Esq, Kildimo, £1.
G. Butler, Esq. London, 10s.
Rev P White, Ennis, £1,
Mrs Burke and Miss O’Shaughnessy, 2s 6d each.
Mr J. O’Sullivan, Dublin, 3s.
A Friend, 5s.
James Irons[?], Esq, Emelagh, £1.

All subscriptions will be duly acknowledged through the press up to the 20th July, which time the Committee expect to close the list of subscribers. John O’Donnell, Hon Sec.
Note: The Miltown Malbay group joined with the Ennis group to go to the Centenary celebrations in Dublin:
Clare Freeman, Wed 4 Aug 1875:
This morning the Miltown Malbay deputation arrived in this town, to join the Ennis body, whom they will accompany to Dublin for the O’Connell Centenary. The several members of the Temperance Society assembled in front of the monument and performed several airs on their excellent band.
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Re: Mr Vaughan of Ennistymon now at Upper Ormond Quay. 1874

Post by brendan » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:05 pm

Sheila,
You have been busy as usual. Your contributions are great and always informative. Susan Mary Vaughan was the daughter of Patrick J O’Dwyer and brother of Edward (Ned), as you indicated. You already referenced this Patrick J O’Dwyer in your post regarding the woollen mills of Ennistymon. He was also owner of the Imperial Hotel in Lisdoonvarna. Susan Mary died in St Vincent’s Hospital (Leeson St) and while her death cert gives her address as the Standard Hotel in Harcourt St., her will gives her last address as 15 Crosthwaite Park, Dunlaoghaire and it seems this house was owned by Frank Webb. Her previous address was given as 29 Parnell Square which seems to be the new name of Rutland Sq where she had had her hotel according to the census of 1901 and 1911. She is buried in Glasnevin with her husband Denis Vaughan.
Susan (O’Dwyer) Carrigg was the daughter of Patrick O’Dwyer, Ballinagrave, Kilshanny. Patrick had previously lived in Ennistymon and he died in Ballinagrave on 12th Jan 1894.
These two Susan O’Dwyers were first cousins through the maternal line. Patrick was married to Margaret Flanagan and Patrick J was married to Maria Flanagan. Margaret and Maria were the daughters of James Flanagan of Ennistymon.
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Re: Mr Vaughan of Ennistymon now at Upper Ormond Quay. 1874

Post by Sduddy » Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:16 am

Hi Brendan

Lovely to hear from you. You will always be the man who saved young Cornelius Mealy from certain death. (http://www.ourlibrary.ca/phpbb2/viewtop ... f=1&t=2914).

Thanks for helping with the O’Dwyers and for sorting out the Susans. It’s interesting to hear that they were related through their Flanagan mothers.
I am puzzled by “Ballinagrave” in Kilshanny. Is it the same place as the townland of Ballymacravan that I see here? https://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/cocla ... nlands.htm

Do you know if Ellen O’Dwyer (the mother of Cornelius) was related to those O’Dwyers? I only ever heard of her as “a girl of the Dwyers from Kilshanny.”

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Re: Mr Vaughan of Ennistymon now at Upper Ormond Quay. 1874

Post by brendan » Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:02 pm

Hello again Sheila,

I am delighted that I was of assistance in the rescue of Cornelius!

Ballinagrave House was in Kilshanny parish but Ballinagrave isn't listed as a townland. Other families that lived in that house were the Thynnes and Glynns.
Your Ellen O'Dwyer (Malley) had a brother John (inferred birth 1841) who married Ellen Vaughan (baptised 20 May 1837 in Moy). Ellen Vaughan's parents were John Vaughan and Ellen Neilan. She was a sister of the above mentioned Denis Vaughan who was married to Susan Mary O'Dwyer.

Ellen O'Dwyer (Malley) was in some way related to PJ O'Dwyers family but I am not sure of the connection. Obits mention these connections. I will forward these obits for you to review if that's all right with you.

The O'Dwyer families seemed to have strong links and were "fite fuaite". The witnesses to Patrick O'Dwyer's will (died 1894 Ballinagrave) were Patrick J O'Dwyer (woollen mill I presume) and Denis P O'Dwyer who was Ellen O'Dwyer's (Malley) brother. One of the executors of Patrick J O'Dwyer's will (died 1901) was Peter O'Dwyer, nephew of Ellen O'Dwyer (Malley).
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Re: Mr Vaughan of Ennistymon now at Upper Ormond Quay. 1874

Post by Sduddy » Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:16 am

Hi Brendan

Thank you very much indeed for all of that interesting information. I would love to see those obits, please.

Sheila

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