The Marcus Annesleys

 of Castlewellan


Repository :       Public Record Office for Northern Ireland

PRONI Reference :
          D1606/1/1/17D
Level :   Item
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                Open
Title :
     Letter from William Annesley [later Lord
Dates :
  16 April 1795

Description :       Letter from William Annesley [later Lord Glerawley], Castlewellan, to Sir Arthur Acheson, Markethill, containing family news, etc.

'I have put my four sons with yours under the care of Mr Singleton, where I hope they will all do well together. Mr Singleton told me your son was troubled with the worms, my son Marcus, was, to a violent degree, and the only thing that was of service to him, I herein send you the receipt [ie recipe] of, that you may, if you think proper apply it to your son. It was not recommended by Dr Smyth, but he and Croker the apothecary approved of it and it has had the desired effect upon him and many other children who I have heard have taken it, since all my children know how it is to be applyed and three of them have been rubbed with it.

I intended waiting upon you upon my return from Mr Singleton's but heard the road from your house to Newry was so very bad, that a coach would scarce pass it. I hope soon to have a good road from this to Lurgan, and that then we shall be good neighbours, which will give me great pleasure.

My wife joins me in our best respects to Lady Acheson and you.'

Who is this Marcus on a letter dated 1795. William Dean of Down did not become lord Glerawley and did not have 4 sons. It could be Marcus b.1743 and the letter date must be wrong. Lord William Glerawley had 4 sons and one named Marcus b 1743. Sir Arthur Acheson died in 1748 and Earl (Lord) William in 1770. William Dean of Down had a son Marcus John b.1791. Arthur Acheson, 1st Earl of Gosford was not known as Sir Arthur and had only one surviving son in 1795. There lies the possibility that the letter is from William Dean of Down to Arthur 1st Earl of Gosford and the reference to him becoming Lord is incorrect.

Repository :       Public Record Office for Northern Ireland
PRONI Reference :
          D3244/G/1/38
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   Item
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                Open
Title :
     Marcus Annesley, Athlone, [Co. Westmeath
Dates :
  21 July 1826

Description :       Marcus Annesley, Athlone, [Co. Westmeath], to Maxwell, Finnebrogue, congratulating Maxwell and the anti-Emancipationist cause on Maxwell's election.

'... If the conciliators can not believe history, let them only refer to the late elections, and if that conduct which was pursued by the priests will not convince them, I fear nothing but Priest McCartney and all his host taking possession of the[ir] property in trust will. ... We should be at a pretty pass if the Lord Bishop of Down and Connor in the person of Mr Crawley [sic-Crolly] (who, if I mistake not, is one of your very small tenants) was to nominate the members who should sit in parliament, not but his nominee would do as well as some of them has [sic] done. But still, it would be a strange perversation [sic] of things. To a certainty, Mr William [?Sharkey] would be for Down. I am so much annoyed with these trimming voters that if I go on, I shall justly abuse them. I shall therefore leave them w[here] a horse is who is distanced. ...'

Is this Marcus b. 1798 ("abuse them") no other reference to Marcus Annesley from Athlone can be found. Its possible that Mary Chambers came from Athlone as there were many Chambers there at that time. Marcus married Mary in 1826.

Repository :       Public Record Office for Northern Ireland
PRONI Reference :
          D3244/F/22
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Title :
     Personal letters to J.W. Maxwell Junior from various friends, doctors and remote relations
Dates :
  1813-1868

Description :       Personal letters to J.W. Maxwell Junior from various friends, doctors and remote relations, including Lady Farnham and one Marcus Annesley (whose letters include a description of Jamaica in 1817); also included is a letter to Maxwell's sister, [Dorothea] Maria [the future Mrs Hunter] about Maxwell's frustrated hope of marrying a Miss Caroline Shaw in 1815.

This is Marcus b. 1779 (he was in Jamaica in 1817)

Repository :        Public Record Office for Northern Ireland
PRONI Reference :
          D1503/3/5/58
Level :   Item
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Title :
     'Defendant, Lord Annesley's, observation
Dates :
  16 April 1807

Description :       'Defendant, Lord Annesley's, observation on the draft of his answer.

... The Kildare estate did not come to the possession of Lord Annesley. [The] Tipperary did, which was sold for payment of debts, and is now in Mr McGwire's possession; and the remainder was first to Marcus [Annesley] for life, and then to this defendant.

I did not possess myself of even a single sheet of paper, nor would I be present at the examination of them. What I am in possession of, were delivered to me long subsequent to the time I went to Mount Panther, and after Mr Beresford had gone down there as executor, [and] had conversed with Mrs Connor, who had of her own accord, as I was acquainted by Mr B., entered into conversation with him about herself, and stated her marriage with M. Connor, and that she knew she was not the lawful wife of the late Lord A.: and the papers first delivered to me and subsequent to her conversation were delivered by Mr R. Keown, Mr Beresford['s] law agent, who had been employed by Lord A. in the capacity; and the other papers I am in possession of were subsequent thereto sent to my house at the Custom House by Mr J.C. Beresford. But I was very particular not ever to possess or even look for any paper, deed, etc., but received such as were given to me, and had them all scheduled, lest I should be called to set forth what I had received ...'.

[The rest of the observations concern even smaller points of detail].