Sedborough Mayne of Ireland

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The Sedborough MAYNE family of Ireland: Part 1 of a MAYNE One-name Study...


The Sedborough Mayne family of Ireland

Part 1 of a MAYNE One-name Study Part 2 (Echlin Mayne and other Irish families) is at:

The SEDBOROUGH MAYNE family of Co. Fermanagh, Co. Monaghan & Dublin, IRELAND INTRODUCTION The material below is the story (in descendant pedigree format) of the Sedborough Mayne family of Ireland. They are seen through the records of many of the people who composed this large group of blood relations whose history is traced from the time of ‘the plantation of Ulster’ in the early 17th century. It concentrates on the earliest records up to the end of the 19th century, and continues into the 20th century when information is available. It covers the period when emigration from Britain to the ‘New World’ was at its height and may therefore be of value to those abroad whose family origins are in the British Isles. It is organised into three parts and occasional articles as follows :-

Descendant Pedigree with illustrated notes on each individual of the family. Index of individuals in the pedigree. Sources. List of the main research sources used (before web sources were available). Articles about the family in general or particular characters in it are occasionally included This pedigree has been researched and compiled as part of a one-name study of the MAYNE surname which was published by David Gore on CD in 2007 [ISBN: 9780953091218]. The following provided material or in other ways supported the study: John Mayne in England, Stella Little , Martha O’Grady and Brian MacDonald in Ireland, and Jillian Fisher , Dell Mayne, Robert Harden Scott and Sally Scott in Australia. For study details see ------------------------------------------


Historical characters: clockwise from top left: Walter de Mayne, Sheriff of Kent 1570; Sarah Otway Mayne by Joshua Reynolds 1775; Lieut. William Mayne of the Bengal Cavalry 1842; Sir Richard Mayne (1796-1868) first Commissioner and founder of the Metropolitan Police, London; Centre: Lieut. Blair Mayne DSO* of the SAS in 1942.

The Irish family material here and in Part 2 is only a small part of the one-name study which also takes in the principal families of the MAYNE name in Scotland and in England (Kent, Buckinghamshire/Warwickshire/Hertfordshire, Devonshire/Wiltshire and Yorkshire). The 15 families which compose this study are listed below with the hyperlink which will connect you to each. On the last page are some comments on potential links between some of the family groups which remain unconfirmed. 1

IRELAND SEDBOROUGH MAYNE of Fermanagh, Monaghan & Dublin. ECHLIN MAYNE of County Down. ) ERSKINE MAYNE of Belfast. ) SINCLAIR MAYNE of County Dublin. )


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Devonshire/Wiltshire MAYNE of EXETER (Devon) & TEFFONT (Wiltshire) ) MAYNE of MARWOOD (Devon) )MAYNE of SHIRWELL (Devon) ) Yorkshire (1350-1722) MAYNE of BEVERLEY & ROLSTON in Holderness MAYNE of HESSLE, HULL in Holderness

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The SEDBOROUGH MAYNE family of Co. Fermanagh, Co. Monaghan & Dublin, IRELAND The Sedborough Mayne family were first known to be established at Mount Sedborough, Co. Fermanagh in Ireland on the marriage in about 1629 of John Mayne (probably the son of a Thomas Mayne of Ulster) to Barbara Sedborough the granddaughter and heir of John Sedborough of Porlock in Somerset, England. John Sedborough, who in about 1614 was granted the ‘Mount Sedborough’ Irish lands consisting of about 1000 acres, died in 1629 bequeathing the property to Barbara and her husband John Mayne. In 1641 during the Irish rebellion of that year, John Mayne was murdered there in front of his family leaving his wife and only son, John. This was the unpropitious start of this now widespread AngloIrish family of Mayne, which still has descendants of John and Barbara living at Mount Sedborough. 2

1 John Mayne of Mount Sedborough ---------------------------------------Death: 26 10 1641, Mount Sedborough, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland Death Memo: Murdered by Irish rebels in front of his wife Occ: Land owner (Mount Sedborough) Reli: Protestant John Mayne was the son of THOMAS MAYNE, said to be of "Gloucester (England) and Newton Butler (Ireland) and living in 1629". We have been unable to verify these facts or to link this Mayne line back to the family's origins in England (or Scotland), although a large unvalidated pedigree, produced about 1900 by John Dawson Mayne 1828-1917, has been circulated in UK linking them to the well known Mayne(y) family of Kent in the Middle Ages, and through them to the Mayennes of Normandy (France) back to the year 848 AD! [Newton Butler is about 5 miles south-west of Mount Sedborough].

View from Mount Sedborough looking north-east across Sedborough Lough The records of a THOMAS MAYNE in Ulster before and after 1629 as a possible candidate for John's father include:(1) 1626. In the Exchequer & Chancery Inquisitions (about Connor Roe Maguire) held at Enniskillen, Ulster, on 22 Sept 1626, among the 15 jury members of the first King Charles I's Court was : "Thos. Mayne of Castlecoole". Castlecoole, just south of Enniskillen in the Barony of Tyrekennedy, is about 15 miles north of Mount Sedborough (Newtonbutler is in the Barony of Coole which might have been interpreted as 'Castle Coole'?). (2) 1631. Muster Rolls for Barony of Knockninny and Coole (or Cole) for 1631in which Newtownbutler is situated includes among 92 names, under Sir Stephen Butler, the landowner there and of Crom Castle nearby, the following : "Thomas Meanese, John Meanese, John Mayres, Edward Mayres". (3) 1633. Thomas Myne had a land dispute with John Sedborough (Inqusitionum ...Ultonia, Fermanagh CAR. 33, 41, 1630-39). (4) 1640. Burial of a Thomas Maynes on 24 Oct 1640 at St Michan's, Dublin. The significance of 1629 is that it was the year of the death of John SEDBOROUGH, the grandfather of John Mayne's wife, Barbara Sedborough, from whom she inherited the Sedborough estate in Co. Fermanagh, Ulster (Ireland). The land (1000 acres) that formed the estate had been granted to her grandfather as part of "the Settlement (Plantation) of Ulster" in 1613/14 by Letters Patent dated 11 Jas.I = 1614. John Mayne's murder by Irish rebels on Tuesday 26 October 1641 is described in his wife, Barbara Sedborough's deposition which is quoted in her notes. The memory of this event persisted in the Mayne family right into the 19th century when John and Barbara's descendants still considered Tuesday as a day of ill omen. The then leader of the Co. Fermanagh rebels was Rory MacGuire. Although Enniskillen remained intact during the rebellion, there were massacres at Castle Coole, Irvinetown and Tully Castle. Spouse: Birth: Death: Occ: Reli:

Barbara Mayne, born Sedborough 1610, ?Porlock, Somerset, England 1677, age: 67 Heiress to her grandfather's Irish estate in 1629 Protestant


circa 1629


John (1641-1710)


Barbara Sedborough was the daughter of Peter SEDBOROUGH and Frances FETTIPLACE. Frances was the daughter of Sir Edward Fettiplace of Colne St Aldwyn, Gloucestershire, England. Barbara was the heiress of her grandfather, John Sedborough of Porlock in Somerset, England, from whom on his death in 1629, she inherited his Mount Sedborough estate in the Barony of Clankelly, Ulster, Ireland, which had been officially granted to him in 1613/14 by Letters Patent dated 11 Jas. I = 1614. These 1000 acres, part of "Lattgirr", had been originally assigned to him on 18 May 1610 (Earl of Shrewsbury), and in August 1611 it was noted that John and his wife (Elinor) and one freeholder were resident at Mount Sedborough and had felled some timber (Ref. Analecta Hibernica 8. 1938). Notes on the 1610 Plantation of parts of Ireland with "Undertakers" from England, like John Sedborough, and from Scotland, plus "Servitors" from the Army, and native Irishmen :In Co. Fermanagh the native Irish were all Catholic, peaceful, easy-going, traditional agriculturalists whose meagre wealth was in their cattle. The flight of the Irish Earls in September 1607 had left Ulster leaderless. King James I and his Lord Deputy, Sir Arthur Chichester, proposed the "Plantation" of Ulster with suitable nominees ("Undertakers") as a means of settling the northern Ireland problem (which the British are still trying to do four centuries later!). "It is clear that the wildness and desolation of the country must have prevented any but organised settlement. This became possible only after the Irish War (in which the Irish and Spanish were defeated at Kinsale in 1601) and Chichester himself carried out the Ulster survey of 1606-7 when he virtually laid out how the new communities would be." "An indication of the backwardness of the local Irish comes from the Attorney General (Davis) who accompanied Chichester on the survey and said of Co. Fermanagh: 'The building of a gaol and session house was likewise respited until my Lord Deputy had resolved a fit place for a market and a corporate town, for the habitations of this people are so wild and transitory as there is not one fixed village in all this country'." Land was offered to the "Undertakers" in lots of 1000, 1500 or 2000 acres of arable land. The nature of the ground, with much bog and hill, meant that the actual size of the estates were up to five times the arable acreage. In Co. Fermanagh only 3 "Undertakers" had 2000 acres, 9 had 1500 and 21 had 1000. Those with 1000 and 1500 acres were required to build a strong house with bawn (ditch) around it, while those with 2000 had to build a castle. They had to reside there themselves for the first five years, were allowed to take on only English or Scottish tenants (who had to take the Oath of Supremacy), and had to keep a number of armed men and review them twice a year. Few "Undertakers" abided by the terms of their lease. Irish continued to dominate in numbers yet there was a hard core of British established in Enniskillen (the County town) and in and around the many newly established villages, which continued to expand. In 1609 and the years following, a majority of the 8000 new Ulster settlers were Lowland Scots many of whom went to Co. Derry. In Fermanagh the Scots mainly went to the Baronies of Knockninny and Magheraboy, while the English were settled in Clankelly and Lurg. 1629/30 & 1639. Claims to the ownership of Mount Sedborough. (1) 20 Jan 1629/30 Chancery Inquisition held at Newton (alias Castle Coole?) and headed by Sir Stephen Butler investigated claims by William Poë to Mount Sedborough lands. Poë claimed breaches of "alienisation" by John Sedborough in bequeathing the estate to his granddaughter. His claim failed. (2) 9 Sept 1639 Chancery Inquisition held at Enniskillen confirmed Barbara Mayne as the rightful heir of John Sedborough (deceased 1629) and owner of Mount Sedborough. (Inqusitionum ...Ultonia, Fermanagh CAR. 1 40, 1630-39). 1631 Muster Rolls for Co. Fermanagh show that John Sedborough had 16 tenants at Mount Sedborough. 1641 DEPOSITION OF BARBARA MAYNE 1610-77 of Mount Sedborough. Below is the statement made by Barbara Mayne, wife of John Mayne of Mount Sedborough (County Fermanagh, Ulster, Northern Ireland), in Dublin in January 1641/2 following the stealing of her family possessions and the murder of her husband during the Irish Rebellion of October 1641. ORIGINAL DOCUMENT is at Trinity College, Dublin (MS. 835, folios 36v. - 37) NOTES: [Brackets indicate words that have been crossed out] - mostly this is the lost property. Contractions have been expanded but otherwise spelling and punctuation of the original has been faithfully reproduced below :--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"Barbarie Maine alias Sedbrough the late wife of John Maigne late of Mount Sedbrough [in the Parrish of Clownes Barrony of Conkelly] and Countie of Fermanagh gent. [being duly sworne] Deposeth and saith that [said John Maigne her late husband was in his own and this Deponent's right the 23rd day of October last possessed of divers goodes & Chattells vizt of Milkowes horses Mares & other cattle worth £16 Corne worth £25 howshold stuff money & plate worth £200 leases and other personal estate worth £60, And lease in fee simple to them and their heirs of and in the Manor proportion and lands of Latigare, being by estimate one thowsand acres of land in the parrish of Clowness of the clere yerely Rent of £80 and was worth to be sold one thowsand pounds And that the day aforesaid] the 23rd of October 1641 Turlogh mc Art Maguire Redmond mc Art Maguire Patrick McDonell and others of the Maguires within the said Parrish to the number of forty persons or thereabouts came to this Deponent's house about tenn o'clock of the same day, and forceibly broak open the dore of the said howse went into the same & tooke all the said goodes into their handes and possession, and droave away and killed the said Cattle, and soe spoiled and tooke away all that ever they had, and possessed themselves of their said freehold Lands and rents, and ever since have soe withheld the same from them And that upon the tewsday following, they and one Don-Carragh Maguire mett with this Deponent and her said husband about 2


myles from the said howse, And ther fell upon him and greavously wounded and killed him, Leaveing the deponent a poore distressed and sorrowfull widowe with a charge of five small yong children upon her hand, Not having any thing in this world wherewith to help herself or them or otherwise able to help them, then by the Charitable benevolence and devotion of well Disposed English protestants about Dublin Where she and her said Distressed children noew remaine. /Jurat 8 Jan. 1641 coram Hen Jones et Henr Brereton" ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Following her husband John Mayne's 1641 murder, Barbara Mayne was married to Job Edkins by whom she had a daughter Rachel Edkins who married Bryan O'Niel. 1.1 John Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1641 Death: 7 1710, age: 69 Occ: Land owner (Mount Sedborough) Educ: ?BA Oxford (no record found) [Source: John Mayne - e-mail: [email protected]] Reli: Protestant 'Jn. Maynes of Mount Sidborough' attended Exchequer & Chancery Inquisitions at Enniskillen on 5 May 1693. LAND DEED 10 Feb 1709, registered 2 May 1710 (two months before he died) transferred to his son Robert and his heirs, four townlands, the mountain of Knockalossetbeag, the Corn mill and its Moulter, and the Courts Leet and Courts Baron of Mount Sedborough Manor. No. 4-443-1149 Spouse: Burial: Burial Memo: Occ: Reli:

Anne Morton Dartrey Church, Ematris Parish Mayne Memorial Wife of land owner Protestant

Anne was the daughter of Edward Morton of Mulnacough, Co. Fermanagh. (There is a reference to Edward Morton having some connection with Crom Castle. Both a William and a Richard Morton are shown among 92 names on the 1631 Co. Fermanagh Muster Rolls serving Sir Stephen Butler probably at Crom Castle. In the Irish Census of 1659, a William Morton, Gent, of Mullenecogh, Kilnawly Parish, Co. Fermanagh was counted). Children:

Sedborough (-1702) Catherine Barbara Edward (-1734) Robert (1679-1753)

The tower and interior of St John, the Evangelist Church at Dartrey where Anne Mayne is among those buried in the family vault. See and


1.1.1 Sedborough Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: Mount Sedborough, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland Death: 18 2 1702 Occ: Land owner (Mount Sedborough) Reli: Protestant Sedborough Mayne, the eldest son of John and Anne Mayne of Mount Sedborough, died 18 Feb 1702. The source for this line, the descendants of 1.1.1 Sedborough Mayne, which is given in outline only (down to, is Sedborough's 6x great grandson: John Mayne, currently of Cambridge. [email protected]

Members of this family line still own parts (Golan and Rateen) of the original Mount Sedborough property which came into the Mayne family four centuries ago. Spouse:

Elizabeth Eccles (born Irvine)

Elizabeth was the relict (widow) of Eccles and the daughter of Colonel Irvine of Co. Fermanagh. Children:

John (-1769) William Captain John Mayne ---------------------------------------Death: 1769 Occ: Captain (?possibly of Dragoons) Captain John Mayne of Mount Sedborough Spouse:

Rebecca Little


Samuel (-1781) Francis UNNAMED Samuel Mayne ---------------------------------------Death: 1781 Burial: Magheraveely Churchyard Spouse:


Samuel Mayne of Golan, Mount Sedborough Children:

Samuel (-1829) William

Golan Farmhouse, Mount Sedborough

6 Samuel Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: Golan, Mount Sedborough Death: 1829 Burial: Magheraveely Churchyard Spouse: Marr:

Margaret Coulter 1800


William (-1875)

Rateen Farmhouse, Mount Sedborough, built by Samuel Mayne 1809 William Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: Golan, Mount Sedborough Death: 1875 Burial: Magheraveely Churchyard Spouse: Birth:

Elinor ?Mount Darby, Ireland William Mayne ---------------------------------------Spouse: Marr:

Alicia Johnston 1800 Francis Mayne --------------------------------------- UNNAMED --------------------------------------- William Mayne ---------------------------------------Bapt: 1698 1.1.2 Catherine Mayne ---------------------------------------1.1.3 Barbara Mayne ----------------------------------------


1.1.4 Edward Mayne ---------------------------------------Death: 12 1734 Occ: Land owner Reli: Protestant Edward lived at Brantrim near Monaghan. Spouse: Occ: Reli:

Dorothea (or Dorothy) Rose Wife of land owner Protestant

Dorothea was the daughter of Benjamin Rose of Rosefield, Co. Monaghan. Children:

Joseph (Died as Child) Edward (1725-1784) Dorothea Joseph Mayne --------------------------------------- Lieut Edward Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1725 Death: 1784, age: 59 Occ: Army Officer (See Notes) Reli: Protestant

EDWARD MAYNE OF COOTEHILL 1725-84. His Army career: Ensign 1761 in 73rd Foot in Ireland (Army Lists 1761-62). Lieut. 1762 in 93rd Foot in Ireland (Army List 1763) [93rd Foot was reduced/disbanded in 1763] Charged with murder 1763, acquitted 1764 (see article “AN IRISH MURDER” below or here ). Irish half pay from 1768-86 (Army Lists) - extending two years beyond his presumed date of death! Spouse:

Helen Gault (or Gore)


George? (Died as Infant) (1764-) John (1772-ca1854) Thomas (1776-) Catherine (1779-) Edward (Died as Child) William (Died as Child) Mary

LAND DEEDS (Transfers to Judge Edward & from him to his brother William) TRANSFER TO WILLIAM MAYNE 15 June 1776. Land transfer from Charles Mayne (the year before he died) to Edward Mayne of Cootehill, Cavan [Townlands of Narl? and half ... of Mullindauagh, Co. Monaghan]. No. 4-443-1149 2 April 1784. Lease of land from Edward Mayne "of the City of Dublin" (in the year of his death) to William Mayne (1758-1817) for William's lifetime or 18 years whichever is the longer [Lands of Dyon otherwise called Freame Mount (William's house) plus Dromore adjoining Valso (all about 90 acres) both in William's possession]. No. 393-432-260873


Brantrim House, Monaghan, once the home of Edward and Dorothea Mayne, where Edward Mayne was born in 1725. The mansion is typical of Ascendancy homes of the period, many of which have been allowed to fall into disrepair and ruin, as has this one.


AN IRISH MURDER Lieut. Edward Mayne, late of the 93rd Regiment, and the Oakboys of Ulster. It was with no little surprise that I discovered that in 1764 an ancestor of mine had stood trial for murder in Ireland. Although the records of the Assize where he was tried have not survived, the verdict and details of the events surrounding this Irish tragedy of 250 years ago are known. My 3xgreat grandfather, Edward Mayne, had until 1763 been serving his Majesty King George III (who later freed the American colonies) as a Lieutenant in the 93rd Regiment of Foot in Ireland. In that year Edward was 38 and retired from the Army to his family home at Cootehill in County Monaghan, there to marry and raise children in the tranquillity of the Irish countryside. It was then there occurred one of those many short but violent episodes in the history of Ulster. Edward had been involved as a soldier in several of the earlier 'troubles' and his family still remembered Tuesdays as a day of ill omen; it was on that day (Tuesday 26 October) in the Irish rebellion of 1641 that his great grandfather had been murdered in front of his wife and children at their home at Mount Seborough (picture) . The Mayne family still remembered. This time Edward was called upon as a private citizen to help and advise the local Magistrate, Charles Coote with a handful of mounted troops, in protecting lives and homesteads in the County against a growing protest movement that had suddenly become a serious threat to peace and order. It was thanks to the strategy and the speed with which these two acted that within a few weeks the danger was averted. Not every County in Ulster was so fortunate. The "Oakboy" movement had originated in north Armagh in June 1763, primarily as a protest against local taxation. It quickly spread to County Monaghan where large gatherings of protesters, called "Oakboys" because they wore sprigs of oak in their hats, were intimidating Grand Jury members, Protestant clergy and others with influence in the community. The size, organisation and belligerence of the Oakboy 'army' is shown in a contemporary description of them, "all marching in order and many of them arm'd. They fill'd at least two miles of the road and were formed into companies with each a standard or colours displayed." Some gatherings of Oakboys, increased by many who had been intimidated to join them, were described as "numbering 10,000" - probably an exaggeration for several thousand at most. They were well organised, 9

mainly peaceful but using the sheer strength of their numbers and the threat of force to gain their ends. In some cases the mere sight of redcoats was sufficient to disperse them, but a few serious clashes occurred before order was restored and the movement ended. It was from one of these incidents that the charge of murder arose. It was on another Tuesday, 19 July 1763, that Edward Mayne and his Cootehill neighbour Charles Coote set out to cover the fifteen miles to Castleblayney to confront the Oakboys there. With them they had about fourteen of the Magistrate's tenants and a troop of light horse. It was raining heavily when they arrived at the castle at two o'clock yet the streets of the town were crowded with Oakboys. The Magistrate's party then repaired to an inn to await the arrival of Colonel Roberts, the commander of the Army contingent at the castle (pictures) . After dining and toasting the King's good health, Mayne and Coote went out from the inn alone to meet the Colonel. The two "had no arms but their swords, with their greatcoats around them as it rained heavily. In the middle of the street Mr Coote was accosted by about twenty of the Hearts of Oak who separated themselves from the other crowds." They had one Alexander McDonald at their head, a large but agile man, "a most insolent fellow" who had been active elsewhere as one of the leaders of the Oakboys. "This McDonald advanced two or three steps from his party towards Mr Coote and, upon being told that he was a Magistrate for the County and that he should approach him with more respect and his hat off, McDonald lept at him like a tiger and seized him behind by his arms to prevent him making use of his sword." "Mayne immediately drew [his sword] and extricated Coote out of their hands but was himself instantly seized behind the back by two more. Happily Coote was then at liberty and in turn was able to extricate him. Mr Coote and Lieut. Mayne being clear, they were then directly attacked in another manner - by [the] firing of several guns at them out of the doors and windows of adjacent houses. These guns were loaded with ball, which shows the Oaks were prepared, and the stones of the street flew as thick as hail; several of them hit Mr Coote." "The shots fir'd alarmed Mr Coote's party in the inn; they immediately came to their relief, and returned the fire from the doors and windows very briskly. Oakboys were observed levelling their pieces at both Mayne and Coote and snapping at them from a door. Notwithstanding they still advanced and the mob retreated and shut the doors". "By this time the Squadron's guard at the castle was alarmed and came up briskly. They pursued the rebels, broke into their houses, from thence into the gardens and the fields" where fourteen prisoners were taken. McDonald died of his wounds and three other Oakboys were severely wounded. Despite their injuries, Charles Coote and Edward Mayne, joined from Cootehill by the latter's cousin Charles Mayne (who later built "Freame Mount"), continued to direct operations by the Army against the Oakboys in other parts of Counties Monaghan and Cavan. On 27 July they took part in a skirmish against a large group of Oakboys at Wattle Bridge in which two troopers were wounded and seven Oakboys killed. On 3 August a general pardon was offered to those who returned peacefully to their homes, and all resistance by the rebels in the two counties was at an end. The following year 1764, notwithstanding their prodigious effort in re-establishing the King's peace in Monaghan, Charles Coote and Edward Mayne stood trial jointly at the Monaghan Lent Assize for the murder of the unfortunate McDonald. However I doubt the two were seriously concerned as to the outcome. At that time in the Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland there was little danger of a Monaghan court passing a guilty verdict against such members of the gentry who were trying to maintain it. Indeed they were both duly acquitted, Charles Coote was knighted for his enthusiasm in putting down the revolt and each lived into old age and begat many children. An illustrated version of “An Irish Murder” with references can be seen at: An Irish Murder



Bellamont Forest, Cootehill, a Palladian villa built by the Cootes in 1730. Joshua Reynold's portrait of Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Bellamont, (above right) in the robes of a Knight of the Bath, makes him look absurd.

In his youth Charles Coote, who later became the 1st Earl of Bellamont following his work in helping to put down the Oakboy revolt, was a Captain in the 10th of Foot. For all his "gallantry and high spirits" and "dazzling polish", he was also described as "that madman!" He fought a duel with Marquess Townshend in which Charles received a serious bullet wound in the groin. This gave rise to much hilarity in view of his reputation with the ladies! The Cootes as a family were nothing if not unconventional. Some of the Cootehill branch might better be described as eccentric even by the standards of the Irish Ascendancy of those times! Maurice Craig in "Dublin 1660-1860" sees them as "a great and eminently successful stock, military adventurers from Tyrone's wars onwards and premier baronets of England". In his later years, Burke was more blunt and described Charles Coote as "a somewhat absurd figure, ultra sophisticated and ardently Francophile, he insisted on making his maiden speech in the Irish House of Lords in French! Pompous and an inveterate womaniser". Charles’ Will indicates that he had between 15 and 18 children of whom only five were by his wife, the rest being by four other women. Joshua Reynold's in his portrait of him (above), painted in his robes of a Knight of the Bath, makes him look rather absurd (the portrait hangs in the Irish National Gallery, Dublin). George? Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 14 7 1764 Captain John Mayne* ---------------------------------------Birth: 1772, Ireland Death: 1855, Runnymede, Dundrum, Co. Dublin, Ireland, age: 82 Occ: Officer in 9th Light Dragoons 1795-1803 Reli: Protestant (Church of Ireland) Details of Captain John Mayne and numerous members of his family who lived in that Parish can be found in "The Parish of Taney - A History of Dundrum near Dublin" by Francis Elring Ball & Everard Hamilton. Spouse: Death: Occ:

Theodosia Colburn 1810 Wife of a Cavalry Officer

Theodosia Colburn was the only child and heir of John Colburn of Dublin. Marr:



Edward Colburn (ca1801-1850) John (Died as Child) Charles (Died as Child)


Katherine Mary William Colburn (1808-1902) Other Spouses: Dorothea Mayne -----------------------------Sir William Young, Bart (1773-1848), a friend of Captain John Mayne and almost the same age, figures in his story. Both William and his elder brother Thomas, who were the sons of Rev. John Young of Eden, Co. Armagh, had distinguished careers with the East India Company. Thomas died in 1808 and William became a Director of the Company and was made a Baronet in 1821. He lived at Baillieborough Castle in Co. Cavan, not far from John Mayne's family around Cootehill in neighbouring Monaghan. It seems probable that it was Sir William's influence which caused the Captain's three sons all to go out to India. Certainly it was he that recommended each of them in turn 1840-43. For Young family information: Foster's Baronetage 1880

The Career & Travels of Captain John Mayne ------------------------------------------------------------Our knowledge of JM's movements derives from numerous sources and can be summarised as follows :1772- Born the 3rd (but only surviving) son of Lieut Edward Mayne (late of the 93rd Foot) of Cootehill, Co. Cavan 1794 Apr. - Enlisted in 9th Light Dragoons; Regt. stationed in Ireland since 1717 May - Appointed Cornet; Regt. HQ at Dublin 1795 Oct. - Appointed Lieut; Regt. HQ at Longford Jul 94-Jan 96 1796-98 - Helped quell the Irish Rebellion. Severely wounded. Regt. HQ locations:- Jan-Sep 96 at Tullamore, Offaly Sep 96 - May 99 at Dublin May-Sep 99 at Kilkenny Sep 99 - Nov 00 at Maryborough, Laois? 1799 Nov - Appointed Capt Paymaster 1800 - Married Theodosia, dau. of John Colburn(e) Regt. HQ at Ballinrobe, Galway Nov 00 - Dec 01 1801 - Son Edward born Galway Regt. split between Ballinrobe, Limerick & Mallow, Cork, Dec 01 - Dec 02 1803 Aug - Retired after 9th Dragoons left in May for Ipswich, England 1808 - Son William born Wicklow 1810 - Wife Theodosia died 1813 - Married his cousin Dorothea, dau. of Judge Edward Mayne 1817 Jan. - Son, Dawson, baptised in Stillorgan Parish 1820 March to Sept. - Living at 7 Ely Place, Dublin 1821 - Son Robert baptised in St Peter's Parish, Dublin (Parish now defunct) 1825 - Son John baptised in St Peter's Parish 1825-38 (approx) - Living at Platanus, Lower Leeson Street (Sussex Road), Dublin 1838-40 (approx) - Living at Sion Hill, Cross Avenue, Booterstown, Dublin 1840 Nov. - Living at Beauchamp, Bray, where he signed son's Cadet Papers 1842 - Still living at Beauchamp, Bray, (Son's Writer's Application) 1843 Dec. - Living at Runnymede, Dundrum, Co. Dublin (Son's Cadet Papers) 1846 - Still living at Runnymede, Dundrum (Son's letter) 1854 - John Mayne's name appears for the last time at Runnymede. He died there on 9th March 1855 aged 82. 1856-61 Miss Mayne (JM's daughter, Dora) is shown as occupier of Runnymede. She married Col Gustavus Walsh, son of John Walsh of Dundrum Castle, in 1862. John Mayne therefore probably died at Dundrum about 1854 (aged 82 then) but no record of his death has been found there. Captain John Mayne's Regiment during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------In that year he was a Lieutenant serving in the 9th Light Dragoons in Ireland having first joined them four years previously. We have it from his son, Robert, that he was severely wounded during this rebellion and had two horses killed under him. However, we know little of where his Regiment was involved let alone his part in events between May and the last action of the insurrection in October which finally ended it. He obviously recovered because he was made Captain Paymaster the following year and left the Regiment in 1803 when it went to England.


The list of the places where his Regiment was quartered during the time of the rebellion shows that the headquarters was then at Carlow and that it deployed 9 Troops. There are accounts of the Regiment's part in the rebellion in Cannon's official record of 1841 and Reynard's 1904 history of the Regiment (which follows it closely). These have been compared with Irish rebel accounts published in Ireland for the anniversary in 1998. From this comparison the list below has been produced of the occasions on which the 9th were in action against the rebels and the casualties the Regiment suffered. We are unsure of how complete or accurate this list is, but the two regimental references do show the name of any officer who was killed or wounded in each action with one main exception. This is the operations that occurred at Castle Comer on 18th and at Kilcomney Hill on 19th June against which is only the comment that "on these two occasions the Regiment lost many men and horses". No other accounts exist of the Regiment's involvement in the Rebellion although Irish accounts mention actions by cavalry (unspecified) near Ferns in Wexford on 27 May and at Arklow in Wicklow on 9 June. We have therefore concluded that Lieut. Mayne was almost certainly wounded in the actions on 18 and 19 June since he is not named elsewhere.

Officer, 9th Light Dragoons in review order 9th Light Dragoons during the Irish Rebellion 1798 & their Casualties -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Night 23/24 May Capt Beevor's Troop was attacked at Kilcullen in Kildare. Quartermaster King & 8 men killed. 24 May Capt Erskine's Troop engaged at Ballymore Eustace, Wicklow. Capt Erskine & 9 men killed. 24 May Cornet Love & 20 men fought action against 3-400 rebels near Stratford, west Wicklow. 'Several men wounded'. 25 May Regt HQ at Carlow (CO - Lt Col Mahon) attacked by 3000 rebels (Irish account says 1000). 2 men killed, 10 wounded. 5 June Capt Wilkins' Troop, part of a Royal Irish Squadron, helped to hold the town of New Ross in Wexford against major rebel assaults. 4 men killed, Capt Wilkins & 10 men wounded. Rebel records quote British garrison numbered 2000 and lost 200 while rebels had 2000 killed. 18 & 19 June Four Troops engaged rebels at Castle Comer in north Kilkenny driving them out of the town and fought an action at Kilcomney Hill on the following day. On these two days 'the Regt lost many men and horses'. 21 June Capt Martin with two Troops was part of a force which attacked 15000 rebels in their main stronghold on Vinegar Hill near Enniscorthy in Wexford. 3 men killed, 11 men wounded. 23 & 24 June Lieut Higgins and a party from the Regt with some Yeomanry engaged rebels at Leighlin in Carlow on the 23rd, and Maj Donaldson's Squadron fought a sharp action near Sharkhill(?) on the following day. Losses on both days were 3 men killed, 11 wounded.


REFERENCES: 'Historical Records of the British Army' by Richard Cannon (Adjutant Generals Office, Horse Guards 1841) 'The Ninth (Queen's Royal) Lancers 1715-1903' by Frank H Reynard (William Blackwood & Sons 1904) 'The Ninth Queen's Royal Lancers 1715-1936' by Major EW Sheppard (Gale & Polden Ltd, Aldershot 1939) 'Rebellion! Ireland in 1798' by Daniel J Gahan (O'Brien Press, Dublin 1998) Authorised book of the National 1798 Visitor Centre at Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

COMMENT:There was a 'world-wide celebration' of the 1798 rebellion in Eire in 1998 (following the potato famine anniversary). Some Mayne friends from New Zealand attended it and said that the organisers presented an entirely ‘Republican’ view of the events of that year in Ireland. Perhaps this is hardly surprising as Irish history has much of it grown out of an oral tradition in which the English have invariably been cast as the villains. This is confirmed by some of the material that was put out about the events of that year, and especially a book "Rebellion! Ireland in 1798" by Daniel J Gahan, "the foremost historian on the events of 1798", which was published by the National 1798 Visitors Centre at Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Once again they have succeeded in turning history on its head; it's as if Napoleon has been made out to have been the victor at Waterloo!

“Beauchamp” at Bray, Co. Dublin, the home of John & Dorothea Mayne c. 1840-43 The following Irish anecdote is from "The History of the Latton O'Rahilly's Club & Parish", edited by Seamus O'Draoda (late 20th century undated). Latton is a village 5 miles due east of Cootehill in Co. Monaghan and was once part of Aughnamullen Parish. IRISH ROUGH JUSTICE In this and the following anecdote the subject is almost certainly Captain John Mayne. However it is just possible the Captain Mayne referred to could be one of his sons by his first wife, Captain Edward or Captain William Mayne, but this is unlikely as both Edward and William emigrated to Australia in about 1839; Edward returned to Ireland later under a cloud!

"The village of Ballytrean [near Latton] was once a thriving industrial town. In the 18th century the population was over 3000 people. There were many industries there such as Flax-Mills, Corn Mills, a Distillery, Tan Yard, Weaving, Spinning and Lace Making, all of which gave employment. The town had twelve public houses, which kept some people happy and others unhappy, and it held eight fairs each year. After the decline of the Linen industry, emigration set in and the other industries declined. The village was decimated during the 1847-48 potato famine. Also part of the town is said to have been submerged in the waters of the local lake. Today only a few houses remain and about two dozen local residents. Over a century ago, a local magistrate named Captain Mayne had an effective way of dealing with offenders of the law. With


twelve pubs in the town, drunkenness was a common offence. Any tipplers brought before the magistrate would be made to walk across a plank over a mill race. If he succeeded in 'walking the plank' he was released. If not, his ducking in the cold water was sufficient for justice to be done. Anyone who refused to cross the plank would have to walk to Monaghan jail [about 17 miles away] to serve his sentence. This system would be an ideal solution for avoiding overcrowded jails in present times!" Reference: "The History of the Latton O'Rahilly's Club & Parish", edited by Seamus O'Draoda (late 20th century undated). Latton is a village 5 miles due east of Cootehill in Co. Monaghan and was once part of Aughnamullen Parish. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CAPTAIN MAYNE WINS DISPUTE! "Captain Mayne controlled the outflow from Lough Avaghon (Latton) and had a dispute with William Kieran, a beetling mill owner at Lisnagallingh [4 miles east of Cootehill], and forced its closure." Reference: The "Clogher Record", a local historical magazine from the Monaghan-Fermanagh area, quoting from "Griffiths Valuation" (of property) of 1839. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Captain Edward Colburn Mayne (1801-50)

“View from Drayton Range, near Toowoomba, Queensland” (by Conrad Martens 1853 – Mitchell Library) Edward Colburn Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: ca 1801, Galway, Ireland Death: 1850, Ireland, age: 49 Occ: Army: Lieut. 95th Foot 1824, Capt. 1826, Half Pay 1830. NSW: Land & cattle speculator. Educ: Trinity College, Dublin 1814: BA 1821, MA 1832. Captain EDWARD COLBURN MAYNE 1801?-50 Eldest of two surviving sons, he was born in Galway, Ireland, when his father was still serving as Paymaster with 9th Light Dragoons. Entered Trinity College, Dublin 1814: BA 1821, MA 1832. Army career: Lieut. 95th Foot 1824, Capt. 1826, Half Pay 1830. Married Elizabeth Bolton of Co. Louth 1828 by whom he had five surviving children. About 1836 he went out to New South Wales in Australia, to be joined by his brother William in 1839. He crossed the Blue Mountains and the Liverpool Range into the north of the Colony about 200 miles due north of Sydney where they began dealing in cattle and land. Edward settled on the Peel River 19 miles downstream from Tamworth at a place he called Summer Hill (now the village of Somerton) where he built a six-roomed house of timber and stone on 130 hectares. He was speculating in cattle that his brother ran for him on Warialda station on the edge of New England, until in 1841 Edward bought his own station, Pian Creek. In those early pioneering days, settlers with standing, like the Maynes, were nominated as Commissioners and had responsibilities for law and order, each having a squad of Border Police - recruited from ex-convicts! Edward, who was described as "an autocratic man", complained to the Colonial Secretary about his police - probably on the strength of his "brother" having been Metropolitan Police Commissioner. With the ceasing of transportation in 1840, NSW was no longer a penal Colony and by 1846 the Border Police were mostly disbanded. But Edward had bought cattle rashly on a falling market and in 1842-43 the Colony had


overproduced wool and meat and under-produced grain. Furthermore, a problem arose in 1843 over money paid by the government into his bank to buy police horses. The money was seized by the Sheriff and Edward was dismissed as a Commissioner. His expensive cows, bought for 20 to 80 borrowed dollars at the top of the boom, were now worth only a dollar a head and he was broke. Edward fought his dismissal and appealed to Lord Stanley for an investigation but was never given one. It was rough justice, and poor Edward was hounded out, even being declared unfit to hold a pastoral licence in 1846 so that he lost his house with no compensation. He returned to Ireland a broken man and died there in 1850. (Ref. "A Million Wild Acres" by Eric Rolls, Nelson/Penguin 1981)


Elizabeth (Bessie) Bolton (1802-1889)

Elizabeth (Bessie) was the third daughter and last surviving child of John Bolton of Mayne, Co. Louth, Ireland. Marr:



Colburn (ca1830-1899) Theodosia (ca1832-) Mary Sidney (ca1834-) John Theophilus Bolton (1836->1878) Charles Edward Bolton Elizabeth (Died as Child) Colburn Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: ca 1830 Death: 29 1 1899, Brussels, Belgium, age: 69 Occ: Irish landlord COLBURN MAYNE 1830?-99 Eldest son of Captain Edward Mayne & Elizabeth (Bessie) Bolton. Since Colburn's father died in 1850, it is thought that he had inherited his grandfather's properties before Captain John Mayne died in about 1854 (Griffiths Valuation 1850 names Colburn as landlord). Among them were numerous townlands in Aughnamullen parish (Latton, Munea, Dromod, Drumchanon, Maghon etc.). Aughnamullen is some five miles east of Cootehill. It appears that Colburn was an absentee landlord (see article "An Impending Eviction" below) having Irish homes at that time in North Dublin and Kildare. He later lived in London at 75 Radcliffe Gardens, South Kensington (where his mother died in 1889) and he died a bachelor in Brussels. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The following rather quaint Irish anecdote, concerning Colburn Mayne, is from "The History of the Latton O'Rahilly's Club & Parish", edited by Seamus O'Draoda (late 20th century undated). Latton is a village 5 miles due east of Cootehill in Co. Monaghan and was once part of Aughnamullen Parish. AN IMPENDING EVICTION [The distance from Munea to Dublin is over 60 miles. ] "In the middle of the last century Colburn Mayne was the Landlord of many townlands, including Latton, Maghon, Drumchanon, Dromod and Munea. Mayne was an absentee, who sometimes resided in Dublin or Kildare. In both these towns he had a private residence. He amused himself by hunting with the hounds or shooting pheasants and mallards in the plains of Kildare or Dublin and Wicklow hills and moors. Many times each week a moor cock or pheasant, with the help of a bottle of port, would grace the table and whet the appetite of the landlord after a hectic day out hunting on the moors and glens. In the townland of Munea dwelt a tenant of his by the name of Patrick McCabe, the great grandfather of Patsy McCabe. He paid his rent regularly to the agent whom Mayne had appointed to collect the rents. But the agent was notable for having his 'pound of flesh' and no excuses, so one morning an official looking document was delivered to Patrick McCabe's door-step. It was an eviction notice. No one except the agent himself knew the reason why such an order was made. Patrick decided that he would not quit. After some pondering he and a neighbour set out for Dublin early next morning when the birds were just beginning to yawn. He hoped to locate the landlord Mayne and put his problem to him. They walked the entire long tiring rocky road to Dublin with the exception of a short lift on a low-backed jaunting car driven by a generous farmer who was delivering bags of cabbages to a country shop. On hearing of their trouble, he gave them a white head of cabbage to munch on the way to Dublin. That kept the body and soul together until they reached Anna Liffey flowing murkily through the town. What was troubling them can be easily imagined; were they on a 'wild goose chase' or would they succeed in their mission.


After making many exhaustive queries as to the address of their landlord, they arrived at his residence on the north side, totally fatigued, but not drained of hope. Dogs barked as they walked weakly up the long drive towards the ivy-clad Georgian residence. Luckily for them Colburn Mayne was at home. He listened intently to Patrick's tale of woe. He said nothing until they had partaken of a hearty and well-deserved meal on which they inflicted full justice. As it was now dark and late into the night, the landlord ordered his servants to find them shelter until next day. They slept uneasily as they were still unaware of the landlord's decision. They only had to wait and hope. Next morning they were overjoyed and grateful when he announced that he had decided to cancel the eviction order. He moreover gave them sufficient cash to take them home in comfort. The McCabes are living happily in Munea and in better times today. The humanity and friendliness of a landlord triumphed in those far off days." -------------------------------------------- Theodosia Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: ca 1832 Alive in 1921. Mary Sidney Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: ca 1834, Ireland At her marriage in 1855 Mary was living at her grandfather, Captain John Mayne's house at Runnymeade, Dundrum, Co. Dublin, Ireland. She and Rev. Fletcher had six children :Josephine, Odo, Mary Sidney (who married Rev. Farras), Frances Knox, John, Edward Fletcher. Spouse:

Rev. John Joseph Knox Fletcher

John Fletcher was the son of Rev. Joseph John Fletcher DD. On his marriage John Fletcher was living at Killiskey, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Marr:

14 6 1855, Taney Parish Church, Co. Dublin Lieut Colonel John Theophilus Bolton Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 30 12 1836, Montistown, Ireland Death: aft 1878, age: 41 Occ: Army Lt Col (1878): 17th Foot Cornet to Captain 1855-65, 73rd Foot 1865-78. Lieutenant Colonel JOHN THEOPHILUS BOLTON MAYNE 1836-78? Born at Montistown, Ireland. Army career (Ref. PRO WO25/852/1): Joined 17th of Foot as Cornet/Ensign (by purchase) 1855, Lieut 1858, Capt 1863, Exchanged to 73rd of Foot (later the Black Watch) 1865, Lt Col 1878. No record of his subsequent service. Up to 1871 he had served abroad for some twelve years: Malta, Canada (6 years), China, Strait Settlements, Ceylon. Charles Edward Bolton Mayne ---------------------------------------Spouse:

Emily Sweetman

Emily was the daughter of Colonel Sweetman (probably Col. Walter Sweetman of the 8th and 90th Regiments of Foot, 1800-35). Children:

Charlotte Ethelind Colburn (-1941) Edward


Violet John Charlotte Mayne --------------------------------------- Ethelind Colburn Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: Johnstown, Kildare, Ireland Death: 1941, 23 Ellerker Gardens, Richmond, London Occ: English writer in the period 1898-1925 Ethelind was the author of various stories, novels, biographies (including Byron), literary criticism and translations from German between 1898-1925. She wrote under the name 'Ethel Colburn Mayne'. Edward Mayne --------------------------------------- Violet Mayne ---------------------------------------Spouse:

Captain Cotter John Mayne --------------------------------------- Elizabeth Mayne --------------------------------------- John Mayne --------------------------------------- Charles Mayne --------------------------------------- Katherine Mary Mayne ---------------------------------------Spouse: Marr:

Dr. Thomas Beatty 1827 William Colburn Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1808, ?Wicklow, Ireland Death: 1902, Burwood, Sydney, Australia, age: 94 Occ: Army career (Ref. PRO WO25/785): Ensign, 5th of Foot 1825, Lieut. 1826, Capt. 1833-38, retired. NSW Administration. Educ: Feinaiglien School. Entered Trinity College, Dublin 1823: BA 1838.

The Arms of the Sedborough MAYNE family of Ulster Motto: “Manus Justa Decus”


Captain William Colburn Mayne 1808-1902 & his wife Mary Ellen Mayne, born Turner

WC MAYNE – “a great Australian pioneer and public servant” The younger brother of Edward by seven years, William Mayne was born in Wicklow, Ireland (other records give Lattin, Co. Monaghan or Dublin as his birthplace). Feinaiglien School. Entered Trinity College, Dublin 1823: BA 1838. Army career (Ref. PRO WO25/785): Ensign in 5th of Foot (by purchase) 1825, Lieut. 1826, Capt. 1833-38, retired "for health reasons". He was told he had a weak chest and needed to live in a warm climate. In 1831 he married in Scotland, Mary Ellen, daughter of Captain Thomas Turner, 17th Lancers and Hales Hall, Staffordshire, by whom he had four surviving children born in Ireland, and seven born in New South Wales, Australia, where the family emigrated. They arrived at Sydney on the "Hero of Malown" in 1839. The change of climate clearly suited him as he sired eleven children and lived to age 94! William went north acquiring Warialda station on the edge of New England where he ran some of the cattle his brother, Edward, had purchased. With Charles Boydell he took up Gullandaddah, a big stretch of country on the Melville Plains, selling it on at a profit in 1842. He appears to have been successful in pastoral land speculation and at various times had interests in property on both sides of the Liverpool Range, holding five stations in the Leichhardt District and two on Darling Downs across the Queensland border. Eventually he moved back south to rent the Toongabbie estate near Sydney and in 1846 was made commissioner for crown lands for the Wellington District. He took an interest in local Aborigines and, at his suggestion, an area was reserved for them on the Barwon River where they had a permanent fishery. He also tried but failed to obtain reserved hunting and fishing rights for them. In 1850 William submitted a report to the NSW Legislative Council proposing that the police force be remodelled on the lines of the Irish Constabulary. Most of his ideas were adopted and in 1852 he was appointed Inspector-General of Police and as such an official of the Council. He was made Auditor-General in 1856. William became the first Agent-General for NSW in London in 1864, and three years later was head of the NSW Commission for the Paris Exhibition, which he of course attended. When in London, he enlisted the help of Florence Nightingale in recruiting trained nurses for Sydney Hospital, where they became the basis for the Colony's first nurses' training school. He became the representative of the Donaldson Ministry in the Upper House, and eventually the sole surviving member of that Ministry to live into the Federation. Still noted for his remarkable memory, he retired to his home "Viewbank" in Burwood (corner of Cheltenham and Queen Streets) where he died in 1902 aged 94. His wife Mary Ellen had died in 1884. Australian biography at 19

William Colburn & Mary Ellen Mayne with some of their large family at Waverley Honour, Sydney c.1850 Spouse:

Mary Ellen Turner

Mary Ellen was the daughter of Captain Thomas Turner, 17th Lancers, and Hales Hall, Staffordshire, and Barbara, daughter of Sir John Blake, Bart, of Menlough, Co. Galway, Ireland. In 1876 she, her husband, and some of their daughters, including Annie, the youngest, travelled by ship to Europe, landing at Marseilles. They travelled overland to England where they stayed with their daughter Katie, who was married to a sailor (Ref: Mary Ellen's diary of the voyage, sent to her son). Marr: Died: Children:

1831, Scotland (Aus “” says that they were married 30/4/1829 at Gretna Hall, Gretna, Dumfries [Gretna Green] i.e. they had eloped!) 31 3 1884, “Viewbank”, Burwood, Sydney, NSW John Thomas (Theodore?) Colburn (1834-1924) Edward (1837?-) William Colburn (1838-1901) Theodosia Elizabeth Mary Ellen (1840-) Charlotte Ann (Carlie) (1842-) Maria Katherine (Katie) (1843-) Emily Colburn (1843-) Dorothea (Dora) Colburn (1846-1922) Annie (1847-) Horatio (or Horace) Ramsay (1850-) John Thomas (Theodore?) Colburn Mayne* ---------------------------------------Birth: 1834, Ireland Death: 1924, age: 90 in Australia Occ: "Squatter" JOHN THOMAS COLBURN MAYNE 1832-1924 Born Ireland. Lived as a "squatter" and took no part in public life. Married 1857 Charlotte Arabin at Gamboola, Molong, NSW where she had been a governess. In 1890, he purchased "historic" Denham Court with 200 acres at Ingleburn, east of the Cambelltown-Liverpool road, Sydney. After 1898, he sold 100 acres to the Macdonald family. Charlotte Mayne died in 1894 leaving five children, Charles, John, Mary, MaryEllen & Linden, and at least nine grandchildren. John married Maude Macdonald in 1901, living at Denham Court until his death when he left the property to his widow. She remained there until her death in 1957. In 1895 he also owned "Greendale", Camden, NSW, jointly with William Charles Wentworth, where his grandson John Colburn Mayne was born that year. "Greendale" was sold in 1928 to a William Matchett.


“Historic” Denham Court, NSW, home of JTC Mayne from 1889-1924. Designed by John Verge and built 1830-32. “It has one of the most impressive interiors in early Australian architecture. The stone cantilever staircase is one of very few still in existence.” Spouse: Birth: Death: Occ: Marr:

Charlotte Augusta Arabin 1825, Ireland 13 8 1894, Denham Court, Campbelltown, NSW, age: 69 Governess 3 3 1857, Gamboola, Molong, NSW, Australia


Charles Arabin Colburn (1858-1910) John Thomas Colburn (1862-1924) Mary Saunders MaryEllen Colburn (ca1864-) Linden

Other Spouses Alice Maude Ione Macdonald Charles Arabin Colburn Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1858, New South Wales, Australia Death: 1910 Charles Mayne had property at Littleton Station, Hartley in New South Wales which he lost in the drought of 1902. Spouse:

Bessie Jane Wilson Hill (died 1948, Rockhampton, Queensland)


John Colburn (1895-2000, aged 105) Charles Arabin Colburn (1897-1945) Gerald Colburn John Colburn Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 8 9 1895 ‘Greendale’, Camden, NSW Death: 20 10 2000 Toowoomba, Queensland (aged 105) John Colburn Mayne was born at "Greendale", Camden, New South Wales, a property owned jointly by his grandfather, John Thomas Colburn Mayne (1834-1924), and William Charles Wentworth. "Greendale" was sold to a William Matchett in 1928. After working on sheep stations in the north-west of New South Wales, JC Mayne served in the Australian Field Artillery for three and a half years during the First World War. After that he spent four years with his uncle John Thomas Colburn Mayne (b.1862) working on his property Kinbombi, Goomeri. He then spent six years at Goonuloom at Goomeri during which he married his first wife Catherine McDiarmid by whom he had four sons, Gerald, John, Douglas and Malcolm Colburn Mayne.


He then engaged in orcharding, dairying and grazing and eventually bought his own property Greenlake, Rossmoya, Rockhampton, where the family lived for ten years. They left Greenlake on purchasing Wealwandangie, Springsure, in Queensland where he lived for 24 years before retiring to Brisbane. Wealwandangie he sold to his son John and his wife Dell. Catherine died in 1955 and in 1966 he married Minnie Wearne, the granddaughter of a pioneering family in south-west Queensland. In 1969 they moved to Banora Point, New South Wales. In 1974, JC Mayne wrote that "the pioneering spirit and love of the land is firmly entrenched in the present generations of this branch of the Mayne family. My four sons are all actively engaged in pastoral pursuits in Central Queensland as are my seven grandsons Jack, Max, Kim, Peter, Philip, Raymond and Bruce2. JC Mayne died at his home 180 Rowbotham Street, Toowoomba, shortly after his 105th birthday. He formerly lived at Wealwandangie, Springsure, and in 1974, when he compiled the family descent from his great grandfather Captain William Colburn Mayne, he was living at Banora Point in New South Wales. Spouse: Birth: Death: Marr:

Catherine McDiarmid 22 3 1905 Inverary, Argyle, Scotland 9 3 1955 Jan 1926


Gerald Colburn (1927-) John Colburn (1928-) Douglas Colburn (1930-) Malcolm (‘William’) Colburn (1931-) Charles Arabin Colburn Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1897 Death: 1945 Queanbeyan, Canberra Charles Mayne served in both the First World War 1914-18 and the Second World War 1939-45. After returning from active service in 1945, he drowned at Queanbeyan near Canberra while rescuing two drowning boys. Spouse; Children:

Phyllis – Patricia Frank Leslie

Other spouses: Jessie – (died 4 7 1989) Gerald Colburn Mayne --------------------------------------- Gerald Colburn Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 15 2 1927 Spouse: Marita Faye Nainby (born 27 1 32) Marr: 29 3 1951 Emerald, Queensland Children: Frederick John (Jack) Colburn Gerald Max Colburn Peter Kim Colburn Marita Catherine John Colburn Mayne* (See below) ---------------------------------------Birth: 3 8 1928 Occ: Organic cattle and arable farmer in Queensland John and Dell are retired to Toowoomba, Queensland (2001). Their sons work the adjoining properties of Wealwandangie, Penjobe (Philip) and Goathlands (Peter). These farms are organic accredited and they produce all their crops and cattle without chemicals of any sort, despite it being a harsh environment in which to do without that type of aid. The crops they produce organically are:Wheat, Sorghum, Millet as well as Lucerne, Medics and various rotated forage crops.


They are the only supplier in Queensland of organic meat, which goes to Woolworths. Their other chemical free meat goes to Rockhampton meatworks (European Union accredited) for export. Spouse: Marr: Children:

Dell Mayne (cousin), born 21 5 1930* (See below) 15 8 1956 Toowoomba, Queensland Peter William Colburn (farms Goathlands and is married with a girl and two boys). John Philip Colburn (farms Wealwandangie, Penjobe, and is married with three children, a boy and twins, a boy and a girl). Douglas Colburn Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 30 8 1930 Spouse: Jessica Ruth Lee (born 21 7 1931; died 3 3 1983) Marr: 12 1 1958 Toowoomba, Queensland Children: Raymond John Colburn Jenny Malcolm (William) Colburn Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 12 9 1931 Spouse: Margaret McKinlay (born 14 3 1940) Marr: Feb 1958 Rolleston, Queensland Children: Vicki Catherine Juliet Ann Bruce Colburn John Thomas Colburn Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1862 Death: 1924 John Thomas Colburn Mayne owned a property at Kinbombi, Goomeri, on which his nephew John Colburn Mayne (1895-2000) worked with him for four years 1919-23. Spouse: Marr:

Mary Saunders 1901


William Saunders (died ca1918) Frank Arabin Mary Saunders William Saunders Mayne ---------------------------------------Death: ca1918 Belgium (unmarried) Frank Arabin Mayne ---------------------------------------Death: 2 1 1968 (unmarried) Mary Saunders Mayne ---------------------------------------Spouse:

H Lindon, Headmaster Geelong Grammar School


Jack Lindon who became a civil engineer. Leonard Lindon, a surgeon (A Rhodes scholar in 1919). Nellie who married a surgeon, Sir Henry Simpson Newland CBE, DSO (1873-1969). Lily Lindon who died of consumption. MaryEllen Colburn Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: ca 1864

23 Linden Mayne --------------------------------------- John Thomas (Theodore?) Colburn Mayne* (See above) ---------------------------------------Spouse: Marr: Died:

Alice Maude Ione Macdonald 18 9 1901 6 1957 Denham Court, Ingleburn, Sydney

Other Spouses Charlotte Augusta Arabin Edward Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: ?1836 Ireland "Edward Mayne was in Queensland in partnership with Edward McCartney and was at one time amongst the biggest land holders in the State. However they lost all their possessions in the drought of 1902. Their properties included Diamantina Lakes, Auvergne in the Northern Territory, and Waverley, which is some 80 miles north of Rockhampton [Queensland], where Edward Mayne lived. Being before the days of the Northern Railway, Edward used to ride into Rockhampton, transact his business, and be back at home at Waverley the following night by having several relays of horses along the route" (from notes dated 1974 left by John Colburn Mayne 1895-2000). It is thought that Edward returned to England (from Dell Mayne's notes).

“After the rain” by G Barnett: a typical Queensland scene William Colburn Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1838, Ireland

WILLIAM COLBURN MAYNE 1838-1901 Born Ireland. Married 1875 Charlotte 'Lottie' Suttor by whom he had five children, Willie, Mary, Nellie, Bertie & Lily, and four grandchildren by Willie's first wife. In 1876 the family were living in Queensland. When Lottie's daughter-in-law Constance Langhorne died early in 1917, she took in the younger children of her son William. Lottie was then living at Toowoomba, west of Brisbane, Queensland. Spouse:

Charlotte Suttor 1848-1926



1875, Queensland, Australia


William (Willie) Colburn 1871-1953 Eleanor (Nellie) 1874-1958 Mary 1876-1957 (married 1897 Gordon Evans who died 1937) Walter Herbert (Bertie) Colburn 1878-1934 Lilian (Lily) 1880- (married ca1899 Jack Graham by whom she had 4 children) William (Willie) Colburn Mayne ----------------------------------------

William Colburn Mayne (1871-1953);

In 1909 with his bride Constance Langhorne on Carrabah Station William had six children: William, Norman, Gwen, Sybil, George & Gordon Mayne. Gordon was the only one alive in 2001. On the death in 1917 of his first wife, Constance, William married Isla Barkla by whom he had a second family - names of children unknown. Spouse:

Constance Ann Langhorne 1880-1917


William Colburn 1901-69 Norman Langhorne 1903-79 Gwen Constance 1905-89 Sybil Lucy 1907-98 George James 1909-93 Gordon Colburn 1912-

Other spouses: Isla (Eileen) Victoria Barkla (died 1957 Brisbane): for her descendants contact Bruce Colburn-Mayne living at PO Box 272, Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220 or [email protected]

“Approach to Darling Downs, Queensland” 1864, by Henry Grant Lloyd

25 William Colburn Mayne -----------------------------------------

William Colburn Mayne 1901-1969; On the right at Toowoomba in 1920 Birth: Death:

10 4 1901 Park Downs, Milton, Queensland 28 10 1969 Brisbane

William worked with Ted Green at Moorabinda, Taroom. He later lived at 7 Springwood Street, Mount Gravatt, Queensland. Spouse: Marr:

Muriel Pearl Polglass 1898-1994 18 2 1928 St James, Toowoomba, Queensland


Dell Constance 1930- Norman Langhorne Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1903 Death: 13 8 1979 Spouse:

Honor Manning (died 1958) no children

Other spouses: Joan Williett, an English war widow with a daughter, who he married about 1962. Gwen Constance Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 24 2 1905 Death: 27 2 1989 Gwen Mayne served in Princess Mary's RAF Nursing Service in England during the Second World War 1939-45. Spouse:

F de Vere Pinchen who died Aug 1983 in Western Australia Sybil LucyMayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 9 4 1907 Death: 1998 Brisbane Spouse:

Dr. Reginald Victor Adamson 1901-1986 by whom she had two children, Shirley & Reginald George James Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1 12 1909 Death: 5 3 1993 George Mayne served with 2/12 AIF during the Second World War at Milne Bay and was awarded the Military Medal. Spouse: Marr:

Eileen Scott (died 1996) 1947 Gordon Colburn Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 4 4 1912


Gordon was the only sibling alive in 2001. He served in the Royal Australian Air Force during the Second World War. Spouse: Marr:

Allie Dixon 1915Nov 1938


Barbara 1939- married Peter Martin, a dentist, by whom she had 4 children. Divorced 1989. Norman 1942- married 1967 Lyn Smedley (died 1992) by whom he had Stephen, a sharebroker with Macquaries in Brisbane 1969- , and Bronwyn, a vet, 1971-1997. Patricia 1945- married John Biggers, by whom she had 3 sons, Cameron 1969, Michael 1971, Damien 1976. Dell Constance Mayne* (See above) ----------------------------------------Birth: 21 5 1930 Dell and husband John are retired to Toowoomba, Queensland (2001). Their sons work the adjoining properties of Wealwandangie, Penjobe (Philip) and Goathlands (Peter). Spouse: Marr: Children:

John Colburn Mayne (cousin), born 3 8 1928* (See above) 15 8 1956 Toowoomba, Queensland Peter William Colburn (farms Goathlands and is married with a girl and two boys). John Philip Colburn (farms Wealwandangie, Penjobe, and is married with three children, a boy and twins, a boy and a girl). Eleanor (Nellie) Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1874 Death: 1958 Toowoomba (unmarried) Lillian (Lily) Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1880 Spouse: Jack Graham Marr: ca1999 Children: Lillith Graham (adopted) 1900-57 Unmarried. John (Bardy) Graham b.1902, m. Betty, 3 children: John & two girls. Laurie Hazel Graham b.1904, m. Thomas Robertson, 2 adopted children - Sydney. William Graham 1905-92, 4 children Hinney, Tammey, Dookey, Tom. Walter Herbert (Bertie) Colburn Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1878 Death: 1934 Bertie was best man at his brother Willie's wedding in 1899 to Constance Langhorne. Spouse: Marr: Children:

Millicent Iona Devine (died 1968) 1905 Walter Herbert Colburn 1907-1995 Walter Herbert Colburn Mayne ----------------------------------------Birth: 1907 Death: 1995 Spouse: Children:

Lillian Roberts (died 30 12 1983) Walter John Colburn 1929Anne Colburn 1931-, married Duncan Campbell. They had 3 children: Jamie, Colin, Catriona. Judith 1934-, married John Maloney. They had 3 children: Jane, Julie, Peter. William (Bill) Stewart Colburn 1936-

Other spouses: Jessie Cory (died about 1993)

27 Walter John Colburn Mayne ----------------------------------------Birth: 1929 Spouse: Children:

- Pennington (divorced) Dianne Wendy Ian

Other spouses: Trudy -, by whom he had 2 sons, Alan and Peter. William (Bill) Stewart Colburn Mayne ----------------------------------------Birth: 1936 Bill and Judy Mayne and their son Ben run an Angus Bull Stud at Doongara, Warialda, about 60 miles south of Goondiwindi on the North Star-Warialda road, Queensland. They also have two married daughters, Katie and Amanda. Spouse: Children:

Judy – Ben Katherine (Katie) Amanda Theodosia Elizabeth Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: ca1839 Ireland Spouse:

H Lewis (no children) Mary Ellen Mayne* ---------------------------------------Birth: 1840, New South Wales, Australia Spouse: Birth: Marr:

Dr. Walter de Burgh (See "Visitations of Ireland" by Crisp 1911). 1834 1862 No issue

Other Spouses Bothwell by whom she had 3 children Kitty, Ethel & Geoff Bothwell. Mary Ellen Mayne* (See above) ---------------------------------------Spouse: Bothwell Other Spouses Dr. Walter de Burgh Charlotte Ann (Carlie) Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1842, New South Wales, Australia Unmarried. Lived in London with sister Katie. Maria Katherine (Katie) Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1843, New South Wales, Australia


Katie Bouverie Mayne & her parents home, Waverley Honour in Sydney where she and her ten siblings were brought up. Katie was a beauty and known as "the belle of Sydney". She married Admiral Bouverie Clark but without issue. She survived him by many years when she lived with her sister Carlie in London. Spouse:

Admiral Bouverie Clark Emily Colburn Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1844, New South Wales, Australia

Emily Colburn Mayne: Dublin 1864. This portrait, taken in Dublin in about 1864, is ‘probably’ Emily (difficulty in identification is due to her having six sisters!). Her father, Captain WC Mayne, would have been in London/Dublin in that year when he was made Agent-General for NSW in UK, and then head of the NSW Commission for the Paris exhibition of 1867. Emily was alive at the time of her father's death in 1902. Dorothea (Dora) Colburn Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: Marr: Death:

1846, New South Wales, Australia 20 6 1866, St James’, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England 1922, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, age: 70


Dorothea Harden with her daughter.

Glenlyon: the Harden homestead.

Dorothea Colburn Mayne was born in NSW and married Henry Scott Harden, a grazier, in England in 1866 when she was 20 and he 32. He had been born in Ghent, Belgium, the youngest of seven children of a family which is thought to descend from the Hardens of Ireland. It is said that Dorothea met Henry in Paris and that they eloped when her family disapproved of him. In 1871 Henry Harden met a distant cousin, William Henry Walker, at Toowoomba in Queensland. William, who had been educated in Scotland, had been working with his brother Thomas on a station at Gracemere, Rockhampton, where he had sold some sheep and was looking to purchase a property of his own. He and Henry Harden together then bought the Glenlyon station at Pike’s Creek on the Severn River near the town of Stanthorpe in the Darling Downs, southern Queensland, financed by a relation of William's, JT Walker who was a bank manager at Toowoomba. Glenlyon, at that time, extended to about 110,000 acres and had permanent water. Henry, who was the senior partner, reported that they "improved the sheep considerably and repeatedly got the highest average price for the clip obtained by any Queensland station".

Glenlyon Station, at Pike’s Creek on the Severn River, the home of Henry & Dorothea Harden from 1871-79 (painted by James G Sawkins 1852-3 – Mitchell Library) Henry died of tuberculosis in 1879 at Petrie's Bight, Queensland, after which Dora, with the help of her brother Edward (his executor) sold off Henry’s share of Glenlyon to his partner William H Walker and moved to a small property at Armidale, NSW, to provide for the education of her younger children. Later she moved to Sydney where she suffered a stroke caused when she heard the news of her son William’s death in 1916 while serving with the 1 st AIF during the First World War. She remained an invalid for the next six years, dying in 1922.


Henry & Dorothea's children were:- Marion (who married Rev. William Kemmis), Dora, Eva, Henry, William (who has five great grandchildren: Michele, Christopher, Anthony, Craig & Jennifer Mayne Harden), Ethel, Alan & Kathleen Harden (who married REC Scott in 1908 and had two sons, Alan & Robert Scott). Of the three Harden sons, William was killed in the First World War 1916, Henry died in Queensland in 1921, and Alan, the youngest, who served in the Boer War, went from South Africa to the USA where he died in 1932. [Information on Dorothea Mayne and her family came courtesy of two of her descendants: Robert Harden Scott of Chapman in ACT, and Jillian Fisher of Turramurra in NSW, Australia]

Spouse: Birth: Death: Occ:

Henry Scott Harden His wife: Dorothea (‘Dora’) Scott Harden née Colburn Mayne 1834, Ghent, Belgium pp.29-31 1879, Petrie's Bight, Queensland, Australia, of tuberculosis Grazier Annie T Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1847, New South Wales, Australia She was alive when her father died in 1902. Horatio (or Horace) Ramsay Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1850, New South Wales, Australia Horatio was alive in 1902 living at Peak Vale. Spouse: Marr:

M Morfitt 1883


Andrew Andrew Mayne ---------------------------------------Lived at Katoomba and had a son, William [from notes by Dell Mayne] Captain John Mayne* (See above) ---------------------------------------Spouse: Birth: Reli: Father: Mother:

Dorothea Mayne ca 1783 Protestant (Church of Ireland) Judge Edward Mayne (1756-1829) Sarah Fiddes (1765-1853)

Dorothea was her husband Captain John Mayne's first cousin. She was the daughter of Edward Mayne 1756-1829 of Dublin, Justice of the King's Bench in Ireland (1816), and Sarah Fiddes 1765-1853 of Lislea, Co. Monaghan. Marr:

29 5 1813



Dawson (1817-1858) Helen (ca1819-) Robert (1821-1905) John Colburn (1825-1859) Dorothea (Dora) (ca1830-)

Other Spouses Theodosia Colburn Judge Dawson Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 26 1 1817, Stillorgan, Dublin, Ireland Death: 23 11 1858, Tuticorin, South India, age: 41 Death Memo: of cholera. Madras Burials Vol 39 F.107 Burial: 24 11 1858, Tuticorin, South India, age: 41 Occ: Writer in East India Company (Indian Civil Service) 1836-58 Educ: Trinity College, Dublin 1832-36 Reli: Church of Ireland DAWSON MAYNE 1817-58 Born Stillorgan Parish, Co. Dublin. Entered Trinity College, Dublin 5 Nov 1832-36. Applied for Writership in Indian Civil Service 1836. (India Office Ref: 54/129-139). Appointed Writer 1837. Asst to Magistrates at Bellary & Cuddapah, Andhra Pradesh, India 1838-50. Subordinate Judge at Cuddapah 1850-52. Furlough 1852-55. Sub-Judge at Bellary 1855-58. Civil & Sessions Judge at Madurai 1858. Died of Cholera at Tuticorin. (Madras Burials Vol 39 Folio 107). MI erected by his wife in Dutch Cemetry at Tuticorin No. 2598 (Madras Memorials - Tinnevelly District, p.248 - which includes some errors in family detail). There is also a tablet at Palamcottah Church. Spouse: Death: Father: Mother:

Sarah Kate Mayne 25 2 1882, 40 Elgin Road, Dublin, Ireland John Mayne (1793-1829) Anna Johnson (born Graves)

SARAH KATE MAYNE (died 1882) Younger daughter of John & Anna Mayne. In 1853 she married her 1st cousin DAWSON MAYNE 1817-58, an ICS Judge in Madras, eldest son of Captain John and Dorothea Mayne. When she became a widow five years later, she returned from India to Dublin and lived with her elder brother at 40 Elgin Road, South Dublin (see photo of house with her brother's data). Sarah died there in 1882. She had no children. Marr:

1853, Dublin, Ireland

No Children Helen Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: ca 1819, Co. Dublin, Ireland Reli: Church of Ireland A miniature Prayer Book has words on the flyleaf that this was a gift to Helen on 25 Dec 1829. She would then have been about ten. Captain Robert Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 5 4 1821, Platenus, Sussex Road, Dublin Death: 11 1 1905, Vellore, N. Arcot, Madras, South India, age: 83 Burial: 12 1 1905, Vellore New Cemetery, Allapuram, Thorappadi, age: 83 Burial Memo: Madras MIs, North Arcot District Bapt: 24 4 1821, St Peter's Parish, Dublin, Ireland


Occ: Educ: Reli:

Captain, 37th Native Infantry (Grenadiers), Madras Army Mr J Lloyd's, 12 Edenville, Merrion Avenue, Dublin 1836-40 Church of Ireland

CAPTAIN ROBERT MAYNE 1821-1905 Born St Peter's Parish, Dublin. Brought up at "Platenus", his parent's house in Dublin (details below). Educated privately in Dublin. 1841 Joined Madras Army in 37th Native Infantry (Grenadiers) in Hong Kong as an Ensign and then Lieut. At Vizagapatam until Furlough 1845-48. At Kamptee from 1850. Capt 1853. Invalide Establishment, Viragapatam/Chittoon 1853. Pension Paymaster, Invalide Company, Vellore, N. Arcot 1883. Captain, Invalide Company, Vellore until 1902. [Ref: Record of Service IOR. Vol 47 Folios 255 & others.] Retired to live at Vellore near Madras where he died having been a widower for 26 years (his Will dated 28 May 1903).

MEMORIES BY CAPTAIN ROBERT MAYNE OF THE HOUSE IN DUBLIN OWNED BY HIS FATHER IN WHICH HE WAS BROUGHT UP circa 1825-38 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This description of Platanus, Sussex Road, Off Lower Leeson Street, Dublin, written in 1903 by old Robert Mayne 1821-1905 at his home in Vellore, South India, is from a letter to his daughter-in-law Mary Emily Mayne née Caldwell. The property no longer exists. "I was born at a place where we were named Platenous (sic), within a mile of Dublin - the best house we ever were in - four storeys high enclosed with a wall all round with about three acres of grass enclosed with wooden railings. At the bottom, separated from this land, was a very nice large garden, part of which was a flower garden with a summer house in it and the remainder was a vegetable garden with fine long asparagus beds, the walls having peach, nectarines, cherry trees nailed to the them, gooseberry bushes, black, white and red current trees, not nailed to the wall but standing separately, beautiful peach apple trees and other kinds of apple trees. There were fine walks down from the house at each side of the grass field and a river running through the lower part of the garden. The house had front and back yards. The front yard had a large coach house, a horse stable for six horses, a cow house, a milk house, a large place in which my father (Captain John Mayne) had very large boxes containing oats for horses, a dustbin, a latrine for servants and a large gate through which on opening the carriage and horses or riding horses could be taken. The loft over the stables was capable of holding 5 or 6 large bandies of hay. On entering the front door from the road you went up steps into a great stone-flagged hall, from which you went into another hall, boarded, and on the right hand was my father's study, nicely furnished and with three large windows. Beyond the second hall to the right was a splendid parlour nicely furnished with a fire place and two windows looking out to the grass field. Coming out of the parlour about six yards across the inner hall was another smaller hall in which the clock etc. was; and on the left hand a door with a flight of stairs went up to a big room, the school room, below which was my mother's store room. Beyond was a very grand broad stair case with banisters leading you up to a landing on which was a window looking out at the shrubbery. A second flight of stairs led you up to a spacious drawing room on the left, and another door leading into the bedroom in which I and my brother John used to sleep. Beyond was another bedroom occupied by my father and mother. Outside our bedroom there were two further flights of stairs, with a window looking into the grounds, leading to three large bedrooms. Finally some narrow stairs brought you to the top of the house where there was a room in which my mother used to keep all the apples. Returning down the 4 or 5 flight of stairs to the ground floor there was a small landing place from which a few steps took you down to a door opening out to the Avenue. Stairs from this landing brought you down into a large kitchen off which was the larder where all the meat etc. was kept. On the other side of the kitchen was the back kitchen with a big mangle and other furniture, and beyond that was the butler's pantry where all glasses, dishes etc. were kept, the scullery where the maid washed the dishes, and rooms for the butler, coachman and grooms to sleep in. There was also a huge coal hole in which my father used to lay in 60 bandies, 60 tons of coal, for the winter. From there stone steps took you up to a room where the women servants, ladies' maid, house maid and cook, used to sleep, from which there was access into the front yard.


It was one of the most complete, spacious and nicest houses and grounds you could wish to have. It was fully furnished and my father used to pay £300 a year for it. He took it for a month but liked it so much that he remained 13 years in it. Before leaving he gave the landlord a month's notice. The landlord demanded six month's notice and they went to law. It was decided against my father saying that after he had taken it for one month he then became a yearly tenant and the landlord was entitled to six month's notice or half a year's rent. My father paid the £150. In the meantime we had gone to a house in Booterstown because the neighbourhood was beginning to get houses all built about."

Christchurch, Taney Parish, South Dublin, where Robert & Elizabeth Mayne were married 10 June 1851 Spouse: Birth: Birth Memo: Death: Burial: Burial Memo:

Elizabeth Maunsell 21 1 1828, Dublin, Ireland Madras Military Fund Register 18 8 1879, Vellore, N. Arcot, Madras, South India, age: 51 19 8 1879, Vellore New Cemetery, Allapuram, Thorappadi, age: 51 Madras MIs, N. Arcot District

Elizabeth was the elder daughter of Robert Maunsell 1795-1876, Dublin Solicitor, & Anne Lloyd, both of Bellawley Park, Dundrum and Merrion Square, Dublin (he was the ninth son of Daniel Maunsell of Ballywilliam & Sarah Meares). Ref: "Book of Taney Parish" & "Burke's Landed Gentry" 1937 (Irish Supplement). See also "Burke's Irish Family Records" 1976 for Elizabeth's mother's family pedigree - Lloyd of Co. Limerick. Elizabeth and Robert's marriage was conducted by the bride's uncle, Rev. Francis Richard Maunsell, Rector of Castleisland. (the Church of Ireland church at Castleisland was visited by their granddaughter Dorothea Mayne in the 1970s who found it 'disused and overgrown'.) Marr:

10 6 1851, Taney Parish Church, Co. Dublin


Robert ('Bobby') John Maunsell (1863-1932) Helen Isabella (Died as Child) (1865-1869) Arthur Francis (1866-1925)

Interior of Christchurch, Taney, where Elizabeth Maunsell was married to Robert Mayne, by her uncle, Rev. Francis Maunsell in June 1851

34 Supt. Robert ('Bobby') John Maunsell Mayne* ---------------------------------------Birth: 11 9 1863, Vellore, near Madras, South India Death: 20 6 1932, Royal Northern Hospital, Holloway, London, age: 68 Death Memo: following prostate operation Burial: 1932, Islington, London, age: 68 Bapt: 13 10 1863, Vellore, near Madras, South India Occ: District Superintendent, Madras India Police Department Reli: Church of England

Robert (‘Bobby’) JM Mayne, Madras Police.

His father-in-law, Bishop Robert Caldwell of South India (see Mary Emily Caldwell below)

Superintendent ROBERT JOHN MAUNSELL MAYNE 1863-1932 of the Madras Police Born Vellore, Madras, South India. Known as "Bobby". Joined Madras India Police Dept. 1884. Superintendant 1902. Retired before 1920 to live at "Roslyn", Kodaikanal in the Palani Hills, Madras State. Returned to London and, after his wife died, married Joceline Stephanie Brennan née Watson in 1931. Died in London following a prostate operation. London addresses:1931 (on making his Will on remarriage):- 19 Windsor Court, Bayswater, London 1932 (on death):- Vale Lodge, Vale Road, Bickley, Kent, England

Spouse: Birth: Death: Death Memo: Burial: Educ: Reli:

Mary Emily Caldwell ca 1864, South India 17.3.1930, Kodaikanal, Palani Hills, South India, age: 66 of cancer 1930, Kodaikanal, Palani Hills, South India, age: 66 St Mary's, Brighton, Sussex, England Church of England. Converted to RC in 1930?

Mary Emily Mayne née Caldwell was born in South India, probably at "Roslyn", Kodaikanal, a hill station in the Palani Hills of Madras State (now Tamil Nadu), which was her father's house, and where she died. She was the youngest daughter of Robert Caldwell, missionary bishop of South India, and Eliza née Mault. An article about them entitled: “FAITH AND FAMILY IN SOUTH INDIA” is at: . And a biography of Bishop Robert Caldwell is at: . Mary died of cancer at Kodaikanal after a long illness during which she was nursed by Roman Catholic nuns. As a result she became a Catholic before she died. She was buried at her home at Kodaikanal and not alongside her parents who lie in the church the Bishop built at Edeyengudi, near Cape Cormorin, the southernmost tip of South India.


MARY EMILY MAYNE née CALDWELL with Robert Maunsell & Helen Elizabeth Mary in 1896.

Mary Emily (in white) with her mother, Eliza Caldwell, on the steps of Roslyn, Kodaikanal

Mary Mayne's younger daughter, Dorothea, remembers her as a very strong character, totally unafraid of approaching strangers. Mary was the seventh child of a seventh child and was well known for her psychic powers! Because of the effect on her, her husband used to forbid her taking part in séances. Each time she went to London something exciting seemed to happen to her. On losing her purse in Harrods one day she went up to see one of the directors and borrowed five pounds from him! She was a strong supporter of the suffragette movement and took part in a march when some of the women were arrested. In contrast her husband Bobby was a rather dour man but with a dry sense of humour. Mary Mayne's home in England when the children were nearby at school was at Manningford, Bolebrooke Road, Bexhill, Sussex. Her home in India where she died was at Roslyn, Kodaikanal, Palani Hills, South India. Marr:

ca 1890


Robert Caldwell Maunsell (1894-ca1928) Helen Elizabeth Mary (1896-1986) Dorothea Louise Hamilton (1899-1993)

Other Spouses: Joceline Stephanie Brennan (born Watson) Captain Robert Caldwell Maunsell Mayne MC RA ---------------------------------------Birth: 26 10 1894, Berhampore, South India Death: ca 1928, age: 33 Occ: Captain, Royal Artillery Educ: Glenalmond School, Scotland 1908-13 (Exhibitioner) Reli: Church of England


CAPTAIN ROBERT CALDWELL MAUNSELL MAYNE, MC (1894-1928), as a Cadet at RMC Woolwich. He was born at Berhampore, India. Prep School in Sussex, Exhibition to Glenalmond School, Scotland 1908-13. RMC Woolwich 1913-14. Royal Artillery commission 1914. 1st World War: France Sept 1915 - Feb 1917, Italy Apr 1917 - Dec 1918. MID Nov 1917, MC Sep 1918, Italian Bronze Medal for Valour March 1918. (Ref: London Gazette 27 Nov 1917 & 16 Sept 1918) Continued in Army after the war - Capt RGA. Suddenly disappeared while travelling by train from London back to his regiment in East Anglia 1927 (Ref: London Gazette 15 May 1928). Death presumed 1938 and wife Gwen Vaughan, with son Peter born 1922, remarried in London 1939 to Francis Reginald McCabe (who took the name "Mayne" by deed poll). Francis was discharged from bankruptcy in 1942. He and Gwen emigrated to Sea Point, Capetown circa 1940s. Peter Maunsell, the last Mayne of the line from Capt John & Dorothea Mayne, was voting in London in 1948, eventually settling at Harare in Zimbabwe where he died 7/9/ 1987. Spouse: Birth: Educ: Reli:

Gwendoline ('Gwen') Annesley Vaughan 6 June 1895 India. Death: 15 Aug 1977Capetown, South Africa. Ancaster House School, Bexhill, Sussex, England Church of England

Gwen was at school with both her first husband's sisters and became engaged to Robert Mayne in 1915, and they married two years later at her home in Eastbourne. Gwen’s father was Ernest Llewelyn Vaughan of 'Ravelstone', Denton Road, Eastbourne, Sussex, who had served in the Indian Civil Service from 1887-1912. He died 14 May 1946 at “Symbister”, Golf Links Road, Ferndown, Dorset leaving £43,980. His wife, Ethel Ada Hellen Thornton (1875-1937) died at 8 Arlington Road, Eastbourne, leaving £54,626 to her husband. Robert (known as Maunsell) remained in the Army after the war. When his son Peter Maunsell Mayne was born early in 1922 the Maynes were living in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London. Robert was serving in East Anglia when in 1927 he went missing on his way back by train from London to his Regiment and was never seen again. Marr: 19 2 1917, St John's, Meads, Eastbourne, Sussex, England Children: Peter Maunsell (1922-87) Peter Maunsell Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 22/8/1922, Ealing, London. Peter was an apprentice seaman at 16 and was voting in London 1946-48. Death: He finally settled in Harare, Zimbabwe, married Sonia Elizabeth, no children (she died 1986). Peter died at 13 Loughborough Rd, Marlborough, Harare, Zimbabwe on 7/9/1987. Helen Elizabeth Mary Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 2 4 1896, Kodaikanal, Palani Hills, South India Death: 23 11 1986, Reading, Berkshire, England, age: 90


Bapt: Educ: Reli:

25 7 1896, St Peter's, Kodaikanal, South India Ancaster House School, Bexhill, Sussex & Finishing School, Switzerland Church of England

HELEN ELIZABETH MARY GORE née MAYNE (1896-1986), and as Red Cross VAD in France 1916-19 Born Kodaikanal, South India. Ancaster House School, Bexhill, Sussex. 1st World War: VAD in France 1916-19. MID Married at Kodaikanal, South India, 1923 Captain Reginald Malpas Gore, 8 Punjab Regiment, Indian Army. She and Reginald had a son, David, and six grandchildren. :Spouse: Birth: Death: Death Memo: Burial: Occ: Reli:

Lieut. Colonel Reginald Malpas Gore 22 4 1895, Chester, England 19 4 1969, Wortham, Diss, Norfolk, England, age: 73 of a heart attack 1969, Diss, Norfolk, England, age: 73 Lieut. Colonel, 8th Punjab Regiment, Indian Army Church of England

Reginald Malpas Gore, Lt Col 8 Punjab Regt., Indian Army. His Army service :1st World War: Australian Imperial Force 1914-18 - Gallipoli, France. Transfered to Indian Army 1918 - Iraq, Waziristan, Burma, NW Frontier etc, King's Police Medal, Shan States, Burma. 2nd World War: India, Burma 1939-45. Retired on Indian Independence 1947. Died Diss, Norfolk, England 1969. His military biography is at Reginald Gore was the son of Dr. Alfred Joseph Gore and Edith Tomkins. The history of this Gore family was published in 2006, “On Kentish Chalk – A Farming family of the North Downs” ISBN 0 9530912 2 8, which can be read here . Marr:

25 4 1923, St Peter's, Kodaikanal, South India Dorothea Louise Hamilton Mayne, MBE ---------------------------------------Birth: 3 10 1899, Kodaikanal, Palani Hills, South India Death: 13 11 1993, Tavistock, Devon, England, age: 94 Burial: 22 11 1993, Tavistock, Devon, England, age: 94 Bapt: 1899, St Peter's, Kodaikanal, South India Occ: Wife of Colonial Administrator; Mayor of Tavistock, Devon, England 1974 Educ: Ancaster House School, Bexhill, Sussex Reli: Church of England


DOROTHEA LOUISE HAMILTON PINDER née MAYNE, MBE, 1899-1993. Above on her 4th birthday 1903 and in a school play. Dorothea was born at Kodaikanal, South India. Attended Ancaster House School, Bexhill. Married Richard Pinder (2/Lieut RA, 1914-18 War). Colonial Service - Palestine, Fiji, West Africa/Gold Coast, Rhodesia, Uganda). Retired to Tavistock, Devon in 1945 where she was made MBE (1973) and became the first Mayor (1974). Died Tavistock. The Pinders two Tavistock addresses were :Glengarry, Watts Road and 16 Deer Park Crescent. Dorothea and Dick had two children, Shirley and Tony, and four grandchildren. Spouse: Death: Burial: Occ: Reli: Marr:

Richard F Pinder 1976, Plymouth, Devon, England 1976, Tavistock, Devon, England Royal Artillery (1914-18), Colonial Service - Palestine, Fiji, West Africa/Gold Coast, Rhodesia, Uganda Church of England 12 1921 Supt. Robert ('Bobby') John Maunsell Mayne* (See above) ---------------------------------------2nd Spouse:

Joceline Stephanie Brennan (born Watson)

Joceline was the daughter of Colonel Joshua Rowley Watson, Indian Army. Marr:

16 3 1931, London

Other Spouse

Mary Emily Caldwell Helen Isabella Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 16 5 1865, Vellore, near Madras, South India Death: 21 7 1869, Vellore, near Madras, South India, age: 4 Death Memo: of diphtheria Burial: 22 7 1869, Vellore, near Madras, South India, age: 4 Burial Memo: Madras Burials Vol 50 Folio 172 Bapt: 6 7 1865, Vellore, near Madras, South India Bapt Memo: Madras Baps. Vol 46 Folio 185 Arthur Francis Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 4 11 1866, Vellore, near Madras, South India Death: 16 1 1925, Villupuram, Madras, South India, age: 58 Death Memo: of fever Burial: 17 1 1925, Villupuram, Madras, South India, age: 58 Occ: 'Unemployed' at his death in 1925 Educ: Bangalore School, South India Reli: Church of England


ARTHUR FRANCIS MAYNE 1866-1925 Born Vellore, Madras, South India. Bangalore School. Remembered by his nieces in India as having "gone native" and would turn up occasionally but only to ask for money! Died "unemployed" at Villupuram, Madras (Ref: Madras Burial Records 1866-84 Vol 137 Folio 172). This death record, which has his name correct and age to within three years, is presumed to be his. Captain John Colburn Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 22.12.1825, St Peter's Parish, Dublin Death: 12. 9.1859, Jalna, South India, age: 33 Death Memo: of dysentery Burial: 12.9.1859, Jalna, South India, age: 33 Burial Memo: Madras Burials Vol 40 Folio 207 Bapt: 1.1.1826, St Peter's Parish, Dublin Bapt Memo: Privately by Rev. JP Mayne(?) Occ: Captain, 2nd Light Cavalry, Madras Army Educ: Gracehill Academy, Ballymena, Co. Antrim (under CJ Harke) Reli: Church of Ireland CAPTAIN JOHN COLBURN MAYNE 1825-59 Born St Peter's, Dublin. School: Gracehill Academy, Ballymena, Co. Antrim. Applied for ICS Writership 1842/3 (India Office Ref: 66/60-63) [Nominated by Sir William Young, Bart., a director of the East India Company, and a friend of his father's] Cavalry Cadet, Bellary 1843. Joined Madras Army in 2nd Light Cavalry at Bellary as Cornet 1844. At Trichy 1847. (Record of Service: IOR Vol48 Folio 493 & others) Furlough 1845-48. Lieut 1849 - "Conduct and character good and correct. Has an improving knowledge of his duties and is zealous" (Inspection Report 2nd Light Cavalry March 1849. Qualified for the General Staff 1852 At Jalna 1853. Capt QM/Interpreter(Hindustani) 1854. Solapur 1857. Died at Jalna of dysentery. (Madras Memorials - Tinnevelly District p.248) No Children Dorothea (Dora) Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: ca 1830, Dublin, Ireland Reli: Church of Ireland DOROTHEA ('DORA') WALSH née MAYNE, Born c.1830 Married 1862 Col Charles Gustavus Walsh on his retirement to Ireland from the Bengal Army (14th Native Infantry). Lived at Dundrum Castle, Co. Dublin. Charles and Dora had two children:(1)Col. John Gustavus Russell Walsh, OBE, late Royal Berks Regt, 1865-1944. He married the third daughter of Arthur Norcott of Donaraila, Co. Cork, Ireland. (2) Dorothea Helen Walsh. Dora gave a Beleek china tea service to Robert John Maunsell Mayne on his marriage to Mary Emily Caldwell in about 1890 which is still in the family - with Dorothea LH Mayne's daughter Shirley.

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Colonel Charles Gustavus Walsh Ireland Colonel, late 14th Native Infantry, Bengal Army

Colonel Charles Walsh was the son of John Walsh of Dundrum Castle, Co. Dublin (until 1880), a Lloyds Agent with business premises at Rogerson Quay, Dublin.


Col. Walsh was appointed a Bengal Infantry Cadet in 1827. Subsequent East India Lists show him as :1827 Ensign, 14th Bengal Native Infantry 1839 Lieut. 1842 Brevet Capt. 1845-46 Sutlej Campaign. Battle of Ferozeshuhur. 1848 Captain 1854 Brevet Major 1859 Brevet Lt Col. 1860-61 In China, commanding Loodianah (Sikh) Regiment. 31 Dec 1861 Retired as Colonel, late 14th Native Infantry. On return to Ireland and marriage in 1862, he and Dora Walsh lived in Dublin. They were at 5 Leeson Park (1864-65) and at Dundrum Castle, Co. Dublin - presumably after 1880. (Ref: "Taney Parish" History). Marr:

1862, Ireland Thomas Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1776/7 Catherine Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1779/80 Edward Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth Memo: Died young William Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth Memo: Died young Mary Mayne ---------------------------------------Mary Mayne died unmarried. Dorothea Mayne ---------------------------------------Spouse: Birth: Death: Father: Mother:

Charles Mayne 1727 1777, age: 50 Robert Mayne (1679-1753) Rebecca Pearce




Edward (1756-1829) William (1758-1817) Dawson (ca1762-1798) John (1769-1835) Charles Rebecca (?1755-) Margaret

In 1755 Dorothea Mayne married her first cousin CHARLES MAYNE 1727-77 (See for other details). Charles effectively became head of the family from his home at Cootehill . They were said by a visitor to have had ten children: we identified only 7.


“Freame Mount”, Cootehill, built by Charles Mayne in 1772. Charles named "Freame Mount" after his cousin, neighbour and benefactor Thomas Dawson, whose new wife was Philadelphia Hannah Freame. “Freame Mount” became the hub of a dynasty - Charles' two older sons, Edward and William, fathered some 27 children. (see also Charles & Dorothea Mayne at and above).

Thomas Dawson and his second wife Philadelphia Hannah Freame (1741-1826). She was named after the town in which she was born and like her grandfather, William Penn, was a Quaker. It is a Quaker cap she is wearing. The story of why Thomas Dawson, later Viscount Cremorne, and his second wife, Philadelphia Freame left their home at Dartrey to end up in England at Stoke Poges is told in the article “The Mystery of Plot 118”.

Part of Thomas Dawson’s DARTREY ESTATE, once one of the most beautiful properties in all Ireland, which can be viewed from Charles Mayne’s ‘Freame Mount’. Today Dartrey is entirely given over to forestry. An illustrated article about the estate, its history and the neighbouring town of Cootehill, is at DARTREY .


The Mayne family living around Cootehill in 1773. During 1773 a long visit was made to the Cootehill area by an English cleric, Rev. Dr. J. Burrows, who stayed with Thomas Dawson and his new wife, Hannah Freame (portrait on previous page), on the Dartrey estate. Burrow's diary entries for that year provide his unvarnished views of the situations and people he met. Of the Maynes he wrote the following: Charles Mayne (aged 46). "Head of the family, the father of ten children, and builder of a new house, which makes a fine object in the country wherever it is seen." Of Charles' four brothers, who lived nearby "dispersed upon four eminences in the neighbourhood", some of his views are less than charitable! Extracts are quoted below as well as repeated in the Notes on the individual brother concerned :Rev. Dr. Edward Mayne DD (aged 59). "They say he is a good natured bachelor, and an unpreferred curate at 60, which is neither of them circumstances to liberalize or sweeten a man's temper!" John Mayne (aged 56). "He is far from agreeable, and I cannot help pronouncing him a ruined man. I saw his Bleaching Yard ...... suffice it to say that all the evils you complain of in your linen are owing to the ignorance or fraud of the whitster; Mr Mayne is a very great concern and I hardly think he has abilities to carry it on with success. Many people have thought otherwise who have trusted him with large sums." Richard Mayne (aged 54). "He of all that family is my favourite for his sentiments and behaviour .... He is the only yeoman I have met with in all this country in his character and circumstances". His wife (Alice Young from Killeshandra) "is dirty beyond description and doctors the poor people with amazing courage and, as they say, success. In the meantime some languish and others die under her hands, but that may be owing to their obstinacy." Robert Mayne (aged 42). "Late Captain of Marines, he is very cheerful, easy and agreeable." ... "A lively and good natured Agent" ... "His wife (Jane Draycott) is too lifeless for me." LAND DEED 15 June 1776. Land transfer from Charles Mayne (the year before he died) to Edward Mayne of Cootehill , Cavan (probably Judge Edward) [Townlands of Narl? and half ... of Mullindauagh, Co. Monaghan]. No. 4-443-1149 Judge Edward Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1756 Death: 7 5 1829, age: 73 Bapt: 30 8 1756 Occ: Barrister and Judge in Ireland Educ: Trinity College, Dublin: Entered 1772, Scholarship 1775, BA 1777. Reli: Church of Ireland Judge EDWARD MAYNE 1756-1829 of Churchtown, North Dublin and Taney Parish, Dublin. Trinity College, Dublin: Entered 1772, Scholarship 1775, BA 1777. Entered Middle Temple (London) 1779. Married Sarah Fiddes 1780 by whom he had some 13 children. Called to the Irish Bar 1781. Justice of the Common Pleas 1805 [1806#]. Justice of the King's Bench 1816 [1817#]. Resigned 1818 [1820#]. On the death of his father in 1777, Edward, the eldest son, was already busy in Dublin, and later London, in pursuing a career in the law. He therefore had handed over his responsibilities for the family estate at Freame Mount to his younger brother William, providing him with legal and other advice from Dublin where Edward brought up a large family. His wife bore him 13 children of whom 12 survived to be adults. His addresses in Dublin were :1793-1800: Dawson Street 1805-1820: 28 Stephens Green North (picture below)


28 St Stephen’s Green North, Dublin, home of Edward Mayne between 1805-20. Now part of the Shelbourne Hotel As a Judge, Edward was described as being of "the sapient, soft and melancholy strain", yet a list of the sentences he passed in 1815 (listed at The Old Court House, Downpatrick Museum) included quite a few death sentences - one for stealing a horse. He took no part in politics. Resigned 1820 due to ill-health. Lived in Dublin as above. Sources: "The Parish of Taney (Church Wardens)" "Judges in Ireland 1221-1921" Vol.2 by F Elrington Ball [#Shows later appointment dates] "Dublin Dirctories" for 1793, 1794, 1800, 1805, 1815, 1820. Spouse: Birth: Death:

Sarah Fiddes 1765 1853, age: 88

Sarah was the only daughter of John Fiddes (Attorney of Dublin) and Catherine Walsh of Lislea, Co. Monaghan. In June 1820, she was living at Drogheda, according to a letter to her nephew. Marr:

6 1780, Dublin, Ireland


Catherine (Died as Child) (1782-) Dorothea (ca1783-) Charles (1785-1873) Edward (1887) Sarah Kate (-1882) Richard Graves (-1845)

48 Edward Graves Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 2 5 1823, Dublin, Ireland Death: 14 7 1887, age: 64 Occ: Barrister: King's Inns 1843, Middle Temple 1845, Irish Bar 1847. Educ: Trinity College, Dublin 1840, Scholar 1844, BA 1845, University Elector 1868. EDWARD GRAVES MAYNE, Barrister, 1823-87 Born Dublin. Elder son of John & Anna Mayne. 1840 Entered TCD, 1843 King's Inns, 1844 Scholarship, 1845 BA, 1845 Middle Temple (London), 1847 Called to the Bar. 1868 University Elector. Member of the Royal Dublin Society for whom he read a paper in 1862 on "Queensland as a Field for Emigration" (copy available). He travelled widely and became the first Registrar of Melbourne University. In the 1860s he went into partnership with JA Macartney in Queensland where Edward had bought land, which his partner worked as a station in his absence. The partnership was dissolved in acrimony shortly before Edward died in 1887. In 1846 he was living at 55 Upper Baggot Street, his parent's home. Later he lived in Elgin Road, South Dublin (see picture) and shared the house with his younger sister, Sarah Kate Mayne, who had been widowed in India. Sarah Kate died at Elgin Road in 1882 (EG Mayne was joint executor, with Edward John Mayne, of her Will in 1886). EG Mayne was unmarried. He died there in 1887. His nephew John Mayne Colles was the executor of his Will under which he left £40,000 in England. JMC attempted to obtain a refund of investment from Macartney, Edward’s erstwhile partner in Queensland without success.

Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, South Dublin. Both Edward Graves Mayne and his sister Sarah Kate at various times lived here Judge John Dawson Mayne*(‘JD’) ---------------------------------------Birth: 31 12 1828, Dublin, Ireland (Upper Baggot Street?) Death: 24 3 1917, Goodrest, Shinfield, Reading, England, age: 88 Burial: 27 3 1917, St Mary's Church, Shinfield, Reading, age: 88 Occ: Barrister: Inner Temple 1850, Called to the English Bar 1854, Madras Bar (India) 1857 Educ: Trinity College, Dublin 1846. Reli: Church of England John Dawson Mayne was a wealthy lawyer who married twice but had no children. In his later years after his return to England from India in 1873 he looked after the interests of the Mayne family in England. He provided them with free legal advice and support and on occasion financial help. Dorothea Pinder, née Mayne, remembers Cousin John (or "JD") in about 1904 lending her mother £100 when funds from her husband in Madras failed to come through. This had resulted from "the failure of Arbuthnots Bank in Madras which had left many families penniless and the London director of the Bank (McFadyean) jumped to his death in front of a tube train"! JD Mayne's Career In India JD's name had become well known as the ICS Judge who had written the first 'Indian Penal Code' which was subsequently expanded by Coutts-Trotter. He had also left India in a hurry having run off with another man's beautiful wife - who he subsequently married. Her beauty was marred only by what in Victorian times was called 'a Port wine mark' on one side of her face i.e. a birth mark, which in later life caused her to favour veils.


ENGLAND 2 5 1850 Admitted to the Inner Temple, London (2nd Prizeman). 17 11 1854 Called to the Bar. 1854-56 Practised at the English Bar (Chambers at 5 Essex Court, Temple, London EC). INDIA 1857 Joined the Madras Bar. 1860-72 Asst. Secretary to Madras Government Legislation Department. 186? Clerk of the Crown, High Court, Madras. 1862-72 Chief Clerk, Insolvent Debtors Court, Madras. Crown Prosecutor & Acting Advocate General, Madras. Professor of Law at Presidency College, Madras. Writer of 'the Indian Penal Code'. ENGLAND 1873-1903 Practised at the Privy Council :1874-76 Chambers at 5 Child's Place, Temple, London 1877-1904 Chambers at 1 Crown Office Row, Temple, London. 1879-85? Professor of Common Law to the Inns of Court. 1880 Contested Falmouth constituency (not elected) 1890 Dublin University 'Elector' Author of:"The Law of Damages" "Hindu Law & Usage" "Commentaries on the Indian Penal Code" "Criminal Law of India" etc...

The Arms of MAYNE of Mount Sedborough & Co. Monaghan which were inscribed on the Mayne vault at Dartrey church in 1773. Mayne Genealogy JD became the family genealogist and is reputed to have compiled the large Mayne pedigree in about 1900. Unfortunately it is still circulating. A note by HC Barnard of Somerset on his own 1922 pedigree of a branch of the Scottish Maynes uses, and attributes to JD, its four earliest generations going back to AD 878. These generations are in the monster Mayne pedigree, proving that it was indeed JD's work. In it he has linked almost all historically well-known Mayne branches together. That is, he connects his Irish family with the Bucks, Herts and Warwickshire lines, and together links all of them to the ancient and wealthy Kent family of the Middle Ages, and thence right back to 9th century Normandy. Sad to say, all attempts to validate JD's monster pedigree beyond 17th century Ireland have failed. It is also clear that some of the earlier component parts of the monster do not hang together. [We conclude that 'JD' like another high flying lawyer, John Thomas Mayne of Teffont, Wiltshire, had delusions of grandeur! See the article "A Mild Deception"] JD printed and used as his own the Arms carved on the Mayne family memorial at Dartrey Church, Cootehill in Ireland (see the photo picture above, and the Notes on Robert Mayne 1679-1753 about the memorial).


"Goodrest" was John Dawson & Annie Mayne’s home from about 1877. In England Judge John Dawson Mayne and his second wife lived at Shinfield near Reading, Berkshire, in a converted 17th century ornamental Gothic mansion (built in 1630 by Sir Francis Englefield) called "Goodrest" which JD acquired around 187780. The house was so named because, during the Civil War, it was where in 1643 an exhausted Cromwell stayed after the battle of Newbury. JD and Annie Katherine were there at the 1881 Census together with a cook, parlour maid and housemaid. The estate is also known by its original name, Shinfield Park, and in the map of 1882 the size of the gardens and orchards to the south of the house is said to have required about 20 gardeners. Since JD's time the north-west half of the grounds were sold off for housing which necessitated the filling in of a lake. The remainder of the estate is now a school (Crosfields School, part of the Leighton Park Trust). JD and his wife died at "Goodrest" in 1917 within six weeks of each other and are buried in Shinfield cemetery, 200 yards from St Mary's church. Postscript On a visit made in 1984 to Shinfield and Crosfield School, we spoke to an elderly resident Jack Spink who told of an even older local woman who had just died and had worked at "Goodrest" in JD's time. Jack remembered the deceased saying that the old couple (JD and his wife) were fairly reclusive and the Judge's wife always wore a veil (the Port wine mark?) and that they were very security conscious. They used to insist that the doors were unlocked and then locked again as visitors went through the house (an Indian view of the threat of theft perhaps?).

First Spouse: Birth: Birth Memo:

Helen Sarah Hamilton ca 1841 A 'Minor' in 1859

Marr: Marr Memo:

11 8 1859, Madras, South India By licence

Other Spouses Annie Katherine Craigie-Halkett Helen was the only daughter of Colonel Richard Hamilton, Madras Staff Corps and 1st Native Infantry, Madras Army, and Mrs Mary Hamilton. She married JD Mayne in India in 1859, but they were divorced in about 1872-3 after JD ran off with another man's wife (who not only was about 8 years older than Helen but also had a disfiguring birth mark on the side of her face). Douglas Hamilton & the Panoramas Among the witnesses at Helen Hamilton's wedding at Madras in 1859 was a Douglas Hamilton. This is almost certainly Lt Col Douglas Hamilton (1818-92), the youngest of three brothers, children of Charles and Sarah Hamilton of Sudbury Grove, Middlesex, and Kensworth House, Herts. Douglas served with the 21st Native Infantry, Madras Army throughout his time in India 1837-71. Forest conservation became one of his major concerns and from 1854-60 he helped organise and later directed an experimental conservancy in the Anaimalai Hills. This was the origin of what became the Forestry Department of South India. In 1861 he was given a roving commission by Sir Charles Trevelyan to make drawings for the Government of all the hill plateaux in South India which were suitable for sanatoria or quarters for European troops. He produced a series of five sets of pen and ink drawings and reports between 1861-63. This family link to the Hamiltons accounts for the large number of Douglas' framed panoramas being currently in the possession of descendants of this branch of the Mayne family.

51 Judge John Dawson Mayne* (See above) ---------------------------------------Second Spouse: Birth: Death: Burial:

Annie Katherine Craigie-Halkett 1833, ?Scotland 5.1917, age: 84 12.5.1917, St Mary's Church, Shinfield, England, age: 84

Annie was the daughter of Charles Craigie Halkett-Inclis of Cramond, Midlothian and Harthill (in or near Edinburgh, Scotland). Annie was reputed to be very beautiful despite her face being marred by what in Victorian times was called 'a Port wine mark' i.e. a birth mark. In India Annie and JD ran off together and each later divorced their first spouses in order to marry in May 1873. The name of Annie's first husband is not known. Marr:

5 1873

Other Spouses Helen Sarah Hamilton Elizabeth Mary Mayne ---------------------------------------Death: aft 1887 ELIZABETH MARY MAYNE Elder daughter of John & Anna Mayne. In 1845 she married HENRY JONATHAN COPE COLLES, a Dublin barrister, and they had eight children. These included John Mayne Colles LLD, of Stillorgan, Dublin (who edited his grandfather John Mayne's Journal) and Frances Maria Adelaide Colles (born 1849) who in 1868 at St Stephen's, Dublin, married barrister Edward Gibson 1837-1913, by whom she had eight children. Gibson took up a political career in the London parliament and in 1885 became a Cabinet Minister and was made the 1st Baron Ashbourne. At the same time, he became Lord Chancellor of Ireland, the highest judicial appointment in the land. Elizabeth was alive in 1887 when she was executor for her elder brother's Will. [See "Spending more Time with the Family" below, which describes Gibson's remarkable career in politics and the law, and his conflicting devotion to his wife and eight children.] Spouse: Birth: Death: Occ:

Henry Jonathan Cope Colles ?Roebuck, Taney Parish, Co. Dublin 25 12 1877 Dublin Barrister

Henry Colles was the son of Abraham Colles MD who was born in Kilkenny and lived at Donnybrook Cottage, (now St Margaret's), Roebuck in the parish of Taney, Co. Dublin, and died in 1842. Marr:


Edward Gibson, Lord Chancellor of Ireland


"SPENDING MORE TIME WITH THE FAMILY" Biographical notes on Edward Gibson, First Lord Ashbourne (1837-1913) by DG

Edward Gibson was a Dublin Barrister who became the first Lord Ashbourne in 1885 following his appointment as Lord Chancellor of Ireland with a seat in the Conservative Cabinet. Despite childish ill health from the age of 11 or 12, resulting in long absence from school, he had a "highly successful" time at University (Trinity College, Dublin - a 'First' in History. Political Science & English Lit). It was probably due to his father, a very wealthy Dublin solicitor with connections in the Inland Revenue that Edward chose initially to follow a career in the law. But his legal links were greatly strengthened when in 1868 he married Frances Maria Adelaide Colles, both of whose parents came from large families (Colles and Mayne) full of lawyers, many of them still practising in Dublin. His grandmother was Elizabeth Mary Mayne, whose brothers, father John Mayne and grandfather Judge Edward Mayne had all been barristers. Apart from his cleverness, Gibson's other main talent, shared by many an Irishman, was his ability to move an audience with his oratory. With this powerful combination and a private income (from his father), he had the freedom to please himself. His start on a legal career was unremarkable. He was called to the Irish Bar in 1860 and became a QC (Queen's Counsel) in 1872. However, during this period while travelling on the Leinster circuit he had been a Conservative political organiser and in 1874 he fought his first election for Waterford City - and lost. The following year he contested the by-election at Trinity College, Dublin, and was returned. Thus he found himself sitting in the Westminster parliament in London where Disraeli's Conservative government formed in 1874 had other interests apart from Ireland. Gibson was a strong supporter of Disraeli who used him and his oratory with success in maintaining an Irish policy of inactivity - even after the situation there deteriorated after 1877. That year he was made Attorney General for Ireland and for the next three years used that minor legal office to increase his influence in Irish affairs. He remained fully committed to politics despite being offered a Judgeship in the Irish Court of Appeal in 1878. It was said that he turned down a similar offer in 1880. Disraeli lost the 1880 general election to Gladstone's Liberals. From that time Ireland became once more a contentious political issue with Disraeli trying to find Irish policies on which to divide and destroy the 120 seat Liberal majority. Gibson had the role of making vigorous partisan speeches on the Irish question in the House of Commons on Disraeli's behalf. He particularly enjoyed his intimacy with the great man until Disraeli's death in April 1881, and Gibson left verbatim accounts of their meetings. There followed a struggle for power in the Conservative party between Lord Salisbury, Randolph Churchill and Sir Stafford Northcote. Gibson supported Northcote. When Salisbury finally won out in 1884, he needed Northcote's supporters to protect him against Churchill - whose intrigues continued for two years! Gibson was especially valuable as he was the only prominent Conservative able to eclipse Churchill in debate. When the Conservatives were returned to office in 1885, Salisbury offered Gibson the post of Home Secretary. Surprisingly he refused this, one of the three highest political appointments in the land. It seems he preferred the financial security of a pension for life awarded to the Irish Chancellor, which he became in 1885. For a patently ambitious and already wealthy politician with no apparent aspirations in the law, this was an odd decision. It appears that there were family reasons. He and his wife, Frances, had eight children, the youngest of whom, Constance (his favourite) wrote later that he had accepted to become Chancellor to "be better able to provide for his children", although he would much more have enjoyed remaining in the Commons. So, in 1885, Gibson found himself in the House of Lords as Lord Ashbourne, Chancellor of Ireland, with a seat in the Cabinet. In July he drafted his famous Irish Land Purchase Act almost single-handed, and earned great acclaim for it. But there then followed a sea-change in his political fortunes. By January 1886 "he was by a long way the most unpopular man in the party" due to his allegiance to Irish Home Rule (probably untrue) at a time when his party were driving for Unionism and pressing for strong measures. Despite efforts to restate his support for Unionism, he failed to provide the evidence of Irish lawlessness that was needed to suppress the National League, and failed dismally to restore his own prestige. Within months (Jan. 1886), the government had to resign to a chorus of complaints about Ashbourne's incompetence. Thereafter, although his seat in the Cabinet survived, mainly due to political forces outside his control, he never again carried any political weight and drifted into comparative obscurity. In hindsight it seems that just as this able man, aged only 48, was within reach of the pinnacles of political power, he was overcome by a sense of family obligation. He was always devoted to his wife and children, and even at the height of his fame in the early 1880s he was seldom seen in Conservative society and his colleagues hardly knew him in private life. But now, as Chancellor, he began spending even more time with the family, sometimes to the detriment of his political duties. He had acquired the "Chateau de la Cocherie" at Boulogne on long lease and there the family began to meet with increasing regularity. This second half of his political career could hardly have been more dissimilar to the first. His colleagues had difficulty in remembering that the brilliant Mr Gibson, the authority on Irish affairs, and the stolid Lord Ashbourne were one and the same person.


In his last years he stood out as a venerable relic from the past, linking the world of Disraeli to the very different one of Bonar Law. For 20 years he was one of the most dispensable of ministers in the Tory government, valued chiefly for his comments on the small print of legislation, and for occasional speeches in the Lords. He never retired and died in 1913 aged 76. Source: "The Ashbourne Papers 1869-1913" (Public Record Office, Northern Ireland). PS. Despite his apparent concern for his family, one of his daughters, Violet Gibson, became ‘famous’ as “The Woman who Shot Mussolini” in 1926! Sarah Kate Mayne ---------------------------------------Death: 25 2 1882, 40 Elgin Road, Dublin, Ireland SARAH KATE MAYNE (died 1882) Younger daughter of John & Anna Mayne. In 1853 she married her 1st cousin DAWSON MAYNE 1817-58, an ICS Judge in Madras, eldest son of Captain John and Dorothea Mayne. When she became a widow five years later, she returned from India to Dublin and in 1862 was living at 18 Trafalgar Terrace, Munkstown, where her elder brother, Edward Graves Mayne, stayed with her. She later went to live with him at 40 Elgin Road, South Dublin (see photo of house with her brother's data). Sarah died there in 1882. She had no children. Spouse: Birth: Death: Death Memo: Burial: Occ: Educ: Reli: Father: Mother:

Judge Dawson Mayne 26 1 1817, Stillorgan, Dublin, Ireland 23 11 1858, Tuticorin, South India, age: 41 of cholera. Madras Burials Vol 39 F.107 24 11 1858, Tuticorin, South India, age: 41 Writer in East India Company (Indian Civil Service) 1836-58 Trinity College, Dublin 1832-36 Church of Ireland Captain John Mayne (1772-ca1854) Dorothea Mayne (ca1783-)

DAWSON MAYNE 1817-58 Born Stillorgan Parish, Co. Dublin. Entered Trinity College, Dublin 5 Nov 1832-36. Applied for Writership in Indian Civil Service 1836. (India Office Ref: 54/129-139). Appointed Writer 1837. Asst to Magistrates at Bellary & Cuddapah, Andhra Pradesh, India 1838-50. Subordinate Judge at Cuddapah 1850-52. Furlough 1852-55. Sub-Judge at Bellary 1855-58. Civil & Sessions Judge at Madurai 1858. Died of Cholera at Tuticorin. (Madras Burials Vol 39 Folio 107). MI erected by his wife in Dutch Cemetry at Tuticorin No. 2598 (Madras Memorials - Tinnevelly District, p.248 - which includes some errors in family detail). There is also a tablet at Palamcottah Church. Marr:

1853, Dublin, Ireland

No Children Richard Graves Mayne ---------------------------------------Death: 1845 Death Memo: Intestate The only record found of Richard existence is of his Intestacy in 1845. (No.26 in Appendix to the 30th Report of the Public Records & State Papers in Ireland 1899) Catherine Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: ca 1795 Death: 1869, age: 74


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Major Basil Robinson Heron, Royal Artillery 1841, Gibraltar RA Officer 1803-41. Wounded at Vitoria in the Peninsula War (Spain/Portugal) 1819 Sir Richard Mayne KCB ---------------------------------------Birth: 27 11 1796, Dublin, Ireland Death: 26 12 1868, London, age: 72 Burial: Kensal Green Cemetery, London Burial Memo: Monument - Central Avenue. Bapt: Trinity College, Dublin, Chapel Occ: Barrister: King's Inns 1817, Lincoln's Inn 1818, Called to the Bar 1822. Commissioner Met Police 1829-68. Educ: Trinity College, Dublin 1813, BA 1818, MA 1821; Trinity College, Cambridge 1821 Reli: Church of Ireland

Richard Mayne as a lawyer c.1829.

Sir Richard Mayne KCB, c.1868, the year of his death

Richard Mayne was born in Dublin, the fourth son of an Irish Judge. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and Trinity College Cambridge, Lincoln's Inn and was called to the Bar in 1822. After seven years as a Barrister on the English Northern Circuit he was selected as one of two joint Commissioners of the (London) Metropolitan Police on its first formation in 1829. He and his co-founder, Colonel Charles Rowan, had to introduce a new concept of policing and to recruit, organise and train the force against considerable opposition. Mayne was commended for his policing of the Chartist riots of 1848, the Great Exhibition of 1851 when he was made KCB, and the Hyde Perk Riots of 1867. He became sole Commissioner in 1850 and remained so until his death in 1868. Mayne had served as founding Commissioner of the Met for almost 40 years. He lived at 80 Chester Square, London. Read a short biography “A Policeman’s Lot” in which he is compared with two modern holders of this important post. Spouse: Death:

Georgina Marianne Catherine Carvick 12 4 1872, London

Georgina was the daughter of Thomas Carvick of Riffham Lodge, Essex (probably at Danbury near Chelmsford where she was married) and of Wyke, Yorkshire, England. She married Richard Mayne in 1831, two years after he was appointed Metropolitan Police Commissioner. Marr:

31 8 1831, Danbury, Essex, England


Carvick Cox (-1851) Richard Charles (1835-1892) Georgina Marianne Edward William (Died as Infant) (1842-1844) Robert Dawson (1845-1887) Charles Edward (-1874) Sarah Fanny (1850-1927) Katherine Emily (Died as Child) (1852-1868)

55 Carvick Cox Mayne ---------------------------------------Death: 9 1851 Rear Admiral Richard Charles Mayne CB MP ---------------------------------------Birth: 1835 Death: 29 5 1892, London, age: 57 Occ: Royal Navy 1847-79: Rear Admiral. Member of Parliament 1886-92. Educ: Eton

Rear Admiral RICHARD CHARLES MAYNE CB MP 1835-92 The sailor son of the founding Commissioner, Metropolitan Police, was educated at Eton and had a distinguished naval career. He served in the Baltic and Black Sea during the Crimean War, and in New Zealand 1863 where he was wounded; he commanded the survey expedition in the Straits of Magellan 1866-69, retired 1879 and wrote books on travel, geography and nautical science. CB 1885. He became Member of Parliament (MP) for Haverfordwest in Wales 1886-92. He died suddenly "of apoplexy" after responding to a toast to the Royal Navy at a Lord Mayor of London's banquet for distinguished Welshmen. References: Crone's "Dictionary of Irish Biography". "Illustrated London News" Vol.100 (Jan-June 1892) p.683.


Sabine Dent

Sabine was the eldest daughter of Thomas Dent. Marr:



Mable Norah Ronald Clinton Lancelot Mable Mayne ---------------------------------------Mable and Dr. Harris had four children: Nigel, Geoffrey, Lettice and Rupert Harris. Spouse:

Dr. W Harris MD Norah Mayne ---------------------------------------Norah and Edward had two children: Diana and Richard Perceval. Spouse:

General Sir Edward Perceval

56 Lieut. Ronald Clinton Mayne RN ---------------------------------------Occ: Naval Officer Spouse:

Hyancinth Durrford


Mary John Hyacinth Richard Mary Mayne --------------------------------------- John Mayne --------------------------------------- Hyacinth Mayne --------------------------------------- Richard Mayne --------------------------------------- Lancelot Mayne ---------------------------------------Spouse: Alicia Smith Children:

Craig Richard Craig Richard Mayne --------------------------------------- Georgina Marianne Mayne ---------------------------------------Georgina and Horace Brooke had a daughter Margaret Brooke born in 1878. Spouse: Marr:

Horace Brooke 1870 Edward William Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1842 Death: 1844, age: 2 Robert Dawson Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1845 Death: 9 6 1887, age: 42 Occ: Lawyer: Lincoln's Inn 1866-69. Stipendiary Justice, Port of Spain, Trinidad Educ: Balliol College, Oxford 1861-67: BA Spouse: Death:

Emma Elizabeth Malden 1896, The Grange, East Finchley, London

Emma who lived at 39 Belsize Square, London, was the daughter of Professor Malden Charles Edward Mayne ---------------------------------------Death: 29 11 1874, Vicarage, South Cerney, Glos. England Charles Edward died unmarried at South Cerney, Gloucestershire, having lived previously at 80 Chester Square, London, the home of his father, the Met Commissioner. His Will was proved by his brother, the Rear Admiral.

57 Sarah Fanny Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1850 Death: 1927, age: 77 Sarah Fanny Mayne and Charles Malden (possibly the brother of Professor Malden who married Sarah's sister Robert) had four children: (1) Georgiana Malden (2) Rev. Malden, born 1877 and married 1918, became Canon of Ripon and Chaplain to the King. (3) Katherine, born 1881. (4) Major C Malden RM, married 1914 Edwina? Bagthan and had two children: Charles born 1918 another child born 1919. Spouse: Birth: Death: Occ: Marr:

Charles Edward Malden 1845 1926, age: 81 Barrister of the Inner Temple; Recorder of Thetford, Norfolk, England 1877 Katherine Emily Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1852 Death: 1868, age: 16 It was in part the affect of the death early in 1868 of his youngest daughter Katherine at just 16 that led to Sir Richard Mayne's own death a few months later. William Mayne ---------------------------------------Death: 4 5 1867, 95 Ebury Street, London. Occ: Lieut. Colonel in the Army (Not positively identified in Army Lists). Colonel William Mayne was unmarried. No positive identification of him has been found in Army Lists for the period. Cdr. Dawson Mayne RN ---------------------------------------Birth: 1799 Death: 25 9 1872, Killaloe, Co. Clare, Ireland, age: 73 Death Memo: Memorial: St Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe Occ: Commander, Royal Navy: Midshipman 1816, Lieut 1822, Cdr 1829, Retired 1840. Ch. Constable of Shropshire Rural Police. Cdr Dawson Mayne's career in the Royal Navy 1816-40 is summarised below:Dawson served in the following ships and stations in the course of his long career: China - "Doris" (36 guns) Cork - "Malacca" (36 guns) Algiers - "Leander" (60) "Harrier" (18) Halifax - "Newcastle" (60) "Druid" (46) "Barham (50) West Indies - "Icarus" (10) ,, - "Sparrowhawk" (18) In 1816 as Midshipman in "Leander" (60 guns) he served under Admiral Pellew at Algiers where he was wounded and awarded a pension from Patriotic Fund. Reference: Naval Biographies. On his retirement in 1840, Dawson married and became Chief Constable of the Shropshire Rural Police. He finally retired in 1859. At the end of his life he was living with his youngest sister, Frances Rebecca, at Killaloe, Co. Clare in Ireland where they are buried. There is a memorial to them both in St Flannan's Cathedral there.



Elizabeth Mary Hewitt

Elizabeth was the youngest daughter of the late William Hewitt of Jamaica, a cousin of Viscount Hill. Marr:

14 5 1840 Margaret Mayne ---------------------------------------Spouse: Marr:

Dr. Beatty MD ? 1827 Captain Robert Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 16 7 1805, C. Dublin, Ireland Death: 1843, age: 37 Occ: Army Captain: 86th Foot 1825-37. Captain Robert Mayne's Army career is summarised below: 1825 Ensign 86th Regiment of Foot (Co. Down Regiment, later the Royal Irish Rifles). 1826 Lieut. 86th Foot. Service in the West Indies 1826-31 1831 Captain 86th Foot 1837 Retired. Reference: PRO Kew, London: WO25/802 (Record of Service up to 1829). He joined his cousins Capts Edward and William Mayne in the Queensland outback where he died. Frances (Fanny) Rebecca Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1807 Death: 23 10 1872, age: 65 Fanny was unmarried. She lived at various times at: 80 Chester Square, London (Her brother, Richard's house). 14 Hyde Park Square, London. At the end of her life she was living with her brother Cdr. Dawson Mayne at Killaloe, Co. Clare, Ireland, where they both died in the same year 1872. A memorial to them is in St Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe. William Mayne* ---------------------------------------Birth: 1758 Death: 1817, age: 59 Death Memo: Typhus fever Occ: Land owner and Land Agent. Reli: Church of Ireland WILLIAM MAYNE 1758-1817 A diligent and pious man, William lived at Freame Mount, Cootehill, taking over the mantle of his father Charles, lavishing time and effort on the estate and the family. Meanwhile his elder brother, Edward, became a barrister in Dublin and in due course a judge. Apart from his concern for his own family and its land, William also acted as Agent for the Barrett-Lennard estates (Estate papers are at the Essex Record Office, Chelmsford). Isabella Ellis, William's first wife, died in 1795 and he married in 1800 Harriet Rochfort (1780-1855). He fathered some 14 children and probably brought up others at Freame Mount (see Henry Mayne, Army Quartermaster). William was a Land Agent, Justice of the Peace and in 1802 was appointed High Sheriff for County Monaghan. One of William's legacies at Freame Mount was the many trees that he planted including a host of oaks. Unfortunately only one of his oak trees has survived the 200 years since they were planted (now known as "William's oak"). This was due not to the ravages of time but because the others were all felled by a 20th century owner who was in urgent need of cash.


Spouse: Birth: Death:

Isabella Ellis 1769 1 11 1795, age: 26

Isabella was the daughter of Robert Ellis of Draper's Hill, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland, and Penelope Leslie. Marr:

9 1784


Isabella (1785-) William (1789-1847) Robert (1792-1815) Charles (ca1793-) Edward (ca1794-)

Other Spouses Harriet Rochfort (1780-1855) Item 159 from a List of Rent Payments:"William Mayne, Esq. - Dyon and part of Dromore, now named Freame Mount, consisting of three parts [approx. 91, 3 and 1 acres respectively). Lease dated 20 May 1792 for lessee’s life & William & Robert his first and second sons or 21 years from May 1792, with a Covenant granting lessee all timber transplanted and hereafter to be planted on the payees during their demise & other usual Covenants.

“Freame Mount” on its hill overlooking the farm/estate Freame Mount acreages - 1836 Measured from Ordnance Survey in 1836, Freame Mount consisted of :Statute Arable Acres 231 Irish Arable Acres 142 Irish Acres Apploted 140 Total 513 In 1836, Richard Mayne of Glynch was supervising Freame Mount (probably on behalf of William 1789-1847). The Landlord remained Lord Cremorne. Isabella Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 30 10 1785 William Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1789, Freame Mount, Cootehill, Ireland Death: 1847, age: 58 Occ: Barrister: King's Inns 1808, Called to the Irish Bar 1812. Asst. Barrister Co. Mayo. JP Educ: Trinity College, Dublin 1805, BA 1810


WILLIAM MAYNE 1789-1847 (continued) Eldest son of William Mayne of Freame Mount. Entered Trinity College, Dublin 1805, BA 1810, King's Inns 1808, Called to the Irish Bar 1812. Asst. Barrister Co. Westmeath and later Co. Mayo. William married Frances, the daughter of Rev. William Annesley, Rector of Ematris (Dartrey), in 1820. The wedding was attended by Captain John Mayne, his son Edward Colburn Mayne and William's half brother Richard of Glynch House, Newbliss. William and Frances had nine children and lived at Freame Mount for a period (Pigot's & Slater's Directories show him living there 1824, 1846) but he worked in Dublin where Directories show he was at:1815-20: Dane Street 1830-32: 65 Eccles Street (when he was Assistant Barrister for Co. Westmeath). 1840: 41 French Street (when he was Assistant Barrister for Co. Mayo). He and Frances also lived at Templeogue House, Co. Dublin. William's Will was dated 1838 when he was living at Templeogue, at which time he was about to buy back the lease of Freame Mount from his half brother, Richard of Glynch House. William died in 1847. Frances and her four unmarried daughters moved to the fashionable seaside town of Bray, Co. Wicklow, where they are all buried. Spouse: Death: Burial:

Frances Annesley 1864, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland 1864, St Paul's, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Frances was the daughter of Rev. William Annesley 1764-1828, Rector of Ematris (Dartrey) who died at Dartrey. William and Frances lived at Freame Mount for a period but also lived at Templeogue House, Co. Dublin. They had nine children, one of whom was born every year between 1821and 1829. All but one of their five daughters was given their mother's name Annesley. (It is possible that Frances Mayne and her father William Annesley are related to the family of William Annesley, the first Viscount who died in 1770, but this remains unconfirmed). After her husband's death in 1847, Frances and her four surviving unmarried daughters (Charlotte, Isabella, Penelope, Annette) moved to the fashionable seaside town of Bray, Co. Wicklow, where they lived at 2 Sidmonton Cottages. They are all buried at St Paul's, Bray. Marr: Marr Memo:

4 3 1820, Dartrey Church, Ematris Parish by Richard Drury, Curate of St Bridget's, Dublin


William Annesley (1821-1884) Charlotte Annesley (1822-1885) Isabella Annesley (1823-1878) Penelope Annesley (1824-1900) Annette Annesley (1825-1895) Edward Charles (1826-) Robert (1827-) Georgie Anna Frances (1828-) Charles (1829-1885) William Annesley Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 18 2 1821, Co. Monaghan Death: 20 3 1884, St Thomas' Home, Westminster Bridge Rd, London, age: 63 Occ: Barrister: King's Inns 1840, Inner Temple 1842, Irish Bar 1845. Educ: Trinity College, Dublin 1837, BA 1842, LLB LLD 1858. In London William lived at 5 Belgrave Street, South Pimlico (1884) and at 6 Smith's Square and was a member of the Junior Carlton Club. He was unmarried. On his death at St Thomas' Home, Westminster in 1884, his Will (1882) was proved by the executor, Rev. Edward Seymour of Florence and Canon of Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin. The sole beneficiaries were William's two surviving sisters Penelope and Annette at Bray, Ireland. William must have gone for treatment to St Thomas' Home, part of St Thomas' Hospital in London, as it was where his cousin, Sister Marie Louise Mayne 1836-90, a Florence Nightingale trainee, was working between 1881-90.

61 Charlotte Annesley Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 21 3 1822 Death: 12 5 1881, age: 59 She lived with her mother and three unmarried sisters at 2 Sidmonton Cottages, Bray, Co. Wicklow, where she died. Mother and four unmarried daughters are all buried at St Paul's, Bray. Isabella Annesley Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 13 1 1823 Death: 15 3 1878, age: 55 She lived with her mother and three unmarried sisters at 2 Sidmonton Cottages, Bray, Co. Wicklow. She died at Lower Mount Street, Dublin (per death notice: Belfast Newsletter 18 3 1878). Mother and four unmarried daughters are all buried at St Paul's, Bray. Beneficiaries under her Will (1878) were sisters Charlotte and Penelope. Penelope Annesley Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 22 3 1824 Death: 24 1 1900, age: 75 She lived with her mother and three unmarried sisters at 2 Sidmonton Cottages, Bray, Co. Wicklow where she died. Mother and four unmarried daughters are all buried at St Paul's, Bray. Beneficiaries under her Will (1895/99) were:William Singleton Mayne (nephew) Annesley Mayne (nephew) Emma Mayne (Niece) Colonel Harry Leslie Ellis (Cousin) Francis Rolleston Ellis (son of Col. Ellis above). [None of these have been positively identified on the pedigree] Annette Annesley Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 4 4 1825 Death: 20 2 1895, age: 69 She lived with her mother and three unmarried sisters at 2 Sidmonton Cottages, Bray, Co. Wicklow where she died. Mother and four unmarried daughters are all buried at St Paul's, Bray. Edward Charles Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 15 5 1826 Robert Annesley Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 22 5 1827 Spouse: Marr:

Eliza Singleton ca1864


William Singleton (ca1865- ) Robert Annesley (ca1867- ) Annesley Emma

Both William and his brother Robert went out to Buenos Aires, Argentina, in about 1885. There William worked for the London & South American Bank for whom he became a long-serving Branch Manager. His brother Robert worked for the AngloArgentine Railways. William married Helena de Junor ca1870 and they had nine children born in Argentina. Robert married Cristina Georgina Ferand b.1868 and they had six children born in Argentina. The 2xgreat grandchildren of William Singleton Mayne are currently living in Gloucestershire. Further information about this branch of the family may be obtained from Sally Mayne: E-mail [email protected]

62 Georgie Anna Frances Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 28 9 1828 Probably died young. Charles Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 9 10 1829, Freame Mount, Cootehill, Ireland Death: 1885, 101 Upper Tollington Park, London, age: 55 Death Memo: Intestate Robert Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1792 Death: 12 10 1815, in a Mail coach accident, age: 23 Burial: Dartrey Church, Ematris Parish Robert was intended for the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich in London to become an Army officer when he was killed while travelling in a Mail coach. Charles Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: ca 1793 Charles Mayne probably died young. Edward Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: ca 1794 Occ: Lawyer: King's Inns 1812 (Apprentice to John Mayne of French St., Dublin); Attorney Educ: Rev. John Gaven, Clontarf, Co. Dublin, Ireland While working as an Attorney in Dublin 1815-30, Edward lived at 45 Baggott Street (Dublin Directories). William Mayne* (See above) ---------------------------------------Spouse: Birth: Death:

Harriet Rochfort 1780 11 3 1855, age: 75

HARRIET MAYNE née ROCHFORT 1780-1855 Second wife of William Mayne of Freame Mount. She married him in 1800 and bore him nine surviving children. Of her sons, Richard became a local land agent, John a lawyer, Francis the manager of the Westenra Hotel, and Thomas the governor of Monaghan prison. She had at least 27 grandchildren. Harriet was the daughter of Rowland Rochfort of Streamstown and Westmeath (nephew of the 1st Earl of Belvedere in Harriet’s death notice). Rowland was an army officer who was killed in a duel with a Colonel Despard. Despard had sworn against the King (George III), whereupon Rochfort challenged him, with sad results. Happily the King granted Rowland’s widow a pension! The Rochforts were well known for their tendency to be quarrelsome, excessively acquisitive and given to going to law generally without success. The largest constructed ruin in Ireland is a huge wall built in about 1760 at Belvedere, Westmeath, by Harriet's great uncle so that he didn't have to look at her grandfather's (his younger brother's) larger house a quarter of a mile away! Her grandfather was Arthur Rochfort, MP for Westmeath, who had been sued by his brother for criminal conspiracy with intent to seduce his brother's wife, and had to pay £20,000 damages. The Rochforts were among the many descendants of King Edward III according to "Plantagenet Roll - Essex" by Ruvigny (pp. 206-209).



10 2 1800, St Marie's, Dublin, Ireland


Richard (1800-1876) John Rochfort (1801-1835) Francis Gerrard (or Genant?) (1805-) Maxwell William (Died as infant) (1818-1819) Roland Robert (ca1816-) Thomas Lennard (-1875) Charles Rochfort (ca1815-) Harriet (1804-1836) Mary Jane (1807-1876) Dorothea (1812-?1835) Sarah Patience (1816-1860) ?Henry (Illegitimate) (1801->1855). He left Freame Mount to become asoldier in 1818 (see pp.73-74)

Other Spouses Isabella Ellis (first wife. Died 1795) Richard Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 2 11 1800, Freame Mount, Cootehill, Ireland Death: 29 10 1876, 6/8 Martello Terrace, Kingstown, Dublin, age: 75 Bapt: 25 11 1800, Dartrey Church, Ematris Parish Occ: Land Agent and Landlord, Justice of the Peace (Co. Monaghan & Cavan) & Grand Juror Reli: Church of Ireland RICHARD MAYNE 1800-76 The oldest of nine surviving children of William Mayne of Freame Mount and his second wife, Harriet daughter of Rowland Rochfort of Westmeath. Richard also had four half-brothers and a half-sister by his father's first marriage. He was at various times land agent for Lord Cremorne (Richard Dawson of Dartrey), for Dawson Richard Coote, and latterly (1865) for Mrs Hope at Castleblayney (the assistance he gave his tenants during the potato famine is quoted in "The Anglo-Celt" of 23 Feb 1849 - See second Letter below). At the time of his half brother, William's death in 1847, Richard was holding the lease of Freame Mount. In 1835 he married Louisa (1813-78), eldest daughter of Charles Coote, the niece of the 2nd Lord Cremorne, at a stroke allying himself to the two largest landlords of the area, the Dawsons of Dartrey and the Cootes of Bellamont Forest. Richard lived at Glynch House, Newbliss, Co. Monaghan, a classical villa with Grecian porch and Doric columns built during the Napoleonic wars by Richard Morrison (See description of the house and area below). He was a magistrate and grand juror for the County and was described in his obituary as "an ardent Conservative" (see his 1865 election letter immediately below). He never shrank from his duty, "whether as a magistrate, politician or as a private gentleman" and at his death he had "secured the respect and friendship of the gentry of the County, as well as the esteem and good will of those" who knew him as landlord and agent over many years. Richard and Louisa retired to Kingstown, Dublin in about 1860 where they found a seafront house at 6/8 Martello Terrace (Kingstown in republican Ireland is now called Dun Laoghaire - it is where the Dublin ferries arrive from England). Richard died there in 1876 and his wife two years later. -----------------------------A letter sent to each elector by Richard Mayne, Agency House, Castleblayney. 11 July 1865 "Mrs Hope has promised to vote for Sir George Forster and Colonel Leslie, and has directed me to notify such to her tenants, with the request that you will do the same, and come forward like men and SUPPORT HER. I am QUITE CONFIDENT no tenant under my charge will go against her wishes. THEY should recollect it is the only OPPORTUNITY they have of returning the MANY kindnesses shown to them on all occasions. Vote for Mrs Hope, and ME as her agent. I WARN you against believing the many stories so INDUSTRIOUSLY circulated contrary to this letter. I am your true friend." Richard Mayne ----------------------------------


Reply to a letter in the 'Clogher Record' about the Great Famine:"LANDLORD LIBERALITY" DURING THE GREAT FAMINE ------------------------------------------------------------------------------Landlords and their agents have had a bad press for their lack of sympathy for tenants in the dark days of the Great Famine, as Neil McAtamney reminds us in his interesting article "The Great Famine in County Fermanagh" (Clogher Record 1994). He takes a balanced view between on the one hand, reports in contemporary newspapers which were favourable to landowners and possibly biased in that their readership was virtually confined to "well-to-do farmers, professionals and the landlord class" and, on the other hand, oral history of landlord malevolence much of which is elaboration or just plain myth that has developed over the years. Mr McAtamney quotes a journalist from The Impartial Reporter who wrote in 1975 that "Fermanagh landlords on the whole were more compassionate and helped with efforts to alleviate distress". Whatever the truth of this assertion I would suggest, firstly, that it would be very difficult for a landlord (unless he was an absentee with no interest in his possessions) and especially for his local agent to stand aside from the desperate situation in which so many tenants found themselves during the famine. The capacity and willingness to help may have varied, but it is difficult to believe in the indifference that is historically ascribed to local agents who perforce were in the midst of the tenants and their suffering. Secondly, circumstantial evidence does exist to substantiate some of the contemporary newspaper reports of humanitarian actions by landlords (not only in County Fermanagh). I cite the example of Richard Mayne of Glynch House, Newbliss, Co. Monaghan who was agent for the Beehive property (consisting of the large townlands of Carrickmacroman and Knockataggart, Laragh, Co. Cavan) owned by Dawson Richard Coote. The Anglo-Celt of 23 February 1849 reported that: "The property was divided into small farms of from one to ten acres each, and the holders, through the famine distress, were unable to pay their rents. Richard Mayne graciously forgave them every penny of arrears, clothed them, paid their passage to America. And fed them during the voyage." The report then went on to detail the names of each of the twenty tenants, the number in each family (77 souls in all) and the exact size of each holding. The list of these names is given below. They may be of value to the genealogist but, more significantly, such background detail supports the accuracy of this and similar contemporary accounts from Fermanagh and neighbouring counties. No doubt the actions of Richard Mayne and agents like him can be misinterpreted but, in fairness, not all evidence of "landlord liberality" towards their tenants should be discounted as journalistic bias, even though it contradicts the Irish oral tradition which historians find so persuasive. The names of the families who were assisted by Richard Mayne to emigrate to America were: No. in No. in Names family Names family ---------- ----------------- -------Boylan, Ed 3 Kelly, Thomas 2 Brady, James 6 Magee, Pat 4 Brady, John 5 McDonald, Bernard 1 Carolan, Loughlin 3 McDonald, Owen 3 Clarke, Pat 5 McGogin, Owen 2 Corcoran, Pat 7 Reid, Ed 9 Farrelly, John 6 Reilly, Anne 1 Finigan, Michael 2 Reilly, Michael 1 Fitzsimons, Michael 7 Russell, Thomas 2 Kelly, Ed 2 Smith, Hugh 6 (Source: Anglo-Celt 23 Feb 1849) [Richard Mayne 1800-76 of Glynch House, Newbliss, Co. Monaghan was the eldest of eleven children of William and Harriet Mayne of Freame Mount, Cootehill, Co. Monaghan. He was married to Louisa, eldest daughter of Charles Coote of Bellamont Forest. Richard's ancestors had settled in the 17th century in County Fermanagh where some of their descendants still live on land at Mount Sedborough that has been in the family for 400 years] DG --------------------------------------------


GLYNCH HOUSE, NEWBLISS, Co. MONAGHAN -----------------------------------------------------------------Description of Glynch House in the 1980s to advertise the place to foreign visitors:In the ancient parish of Killeevan just outside the little Irish post-town of Newbliss stands Glynch House. An imposing residence, it was built during the Napoleonic wars in the style of a classical villa with Grecian porch and Doric columns by that master architect Richard Morrison. His genius has given Glynch a happy combination of spaciousness and style that visitors can enjoy today. The old Irish name for Newbliss means "nook of the oaks", and indeed Glynch has old oaks and beeches in profusion under which the visitor can rest and enjoy the views across the lush meadows and streams of the Finn river. Here is tranquillity and inspiration too as many writers, artists and musicians from all over the world have found nearby at the Annaghmakerrig Centre, the bequest of the great impresario Sir Tyrone Guthrie. The conflicts and loves of the past are also here to be found. This was MacMahon country and "The Annals of the Four Masters" records their bloody wars with the Maguires and the O'Neills, and the many raths (ruined forts), which can still be seen today, are further evidence of those turbulent times. In the 17th century came the English and Scottish landlords, some of whose names are remembered still in Killeevan - Corry, Nicholson, Stevenson, Ker, Rogers. They were in the main enlightened men who succeeded in producing much needed growth in the local economy. Newbliss was established as a village by Robert Ker by about 1750, and by 1800 the linen trade was thriving there. The awful famine nearly fifty years later not only caused widespread distress and depopulation but started an economic decline from which the parish has never really recovered. In that wretched time the owner of Glynch was one Richard Mayne, a land agent. Richard, on finding that twenty of his tenants and their families (a total of 77 people) were in penury and unable to pay their rents, "graciously forgave them every penny of arrears, clothed them, paid their passage to America and fed them during the voyage". His generous spirit can still be felt at Glynch, not least in the welcoming figure of Martha O'Grady and her husband John whose family has been settled in this beautiful place for half a century.

Spouse: Birth: Death: Burial: Occ:

Louisa Coote 1813, Bellamont Forest, Cootehill, Ireland ? 24 12 1878, 6/8 Martello Terrace, Kingstown, Dublin, age: 65 28 12 1878, Dartrey Church, Ematris Parish, age: 65 Wife of Land Agent


30 1 1835


Marie Louise (1836-1890) William Dawson (1840-1870) Richard (Died as Infant) (1841-1841) Richard Tabuteau (1845-) Dorothea (Died as Infant) (1850-1850) Henrietta Mary Eliza


LOUISA MAYNE née COOTE (1813-78) Louisa was the eldest daughter of Charles Coote of Bellamont Forest, Cootehill, and Louisa Dawson (of Dawson's Grove, Cootehill). The Coote's property, Bellamont Forest (its history and description is included below and here ), overlooks Dromore Lough from the south - the opposite side to their neighbours the Dawsons of Dartrey. Louisa, whose mother was Louisa Dawson (sister of Richard Dawson, the 2nd Lord Cremorne), had a foot in both camps as she was of course brought up among the Cootes at Bellamont Forest. The Cootes and the Dawsons were the two largest landowners around Cootehill and this made the union between Louisa and Richard especially propitious. The Maynes, mostly local land agents and lawyers, provided the third side of the triangle, complementing the interests of these two great land owning families. The Cootes as a family were nothing if not unconventional. Some of the Cootehill branch might better be described as eccentric even by the standards of the Irish ascendancy of those times! Maurice Craig in "Dublin 1660-1860" sees them as "a great and eminently successful stock, military adventurers from Tyrone's wars onwards and premier baronets of England". Burke was more blunt: he describes Charles Coote 1738-1800, 1st Earl of Bellamont, Louisa's grandfather, as "a somewhat absurd figure, ultra sophisticated and ardently Francophile, he insisted on making his maiden speech in the Irish House of Lords in French! Pompous and an inveterate womaniser". Reynold's in his portrait of him makes him look absurd. Charles Coote's Will indicates that he had between 15 and 18 children of whom only five were by his wife, the rest being by four other women. Louisa's father was one of the illegitimate ones but in 1800 he nevertheless inherited Bellamont Forest (although not the title); the only legitimate heir had died travelling in France aged 12. In his youth Charles, the 1st Earl (Louisa's grandfather), fought a duel with Marquess Townshend in which Charles received a serious bullet wound in the groin. This gave rise to much hilarity in view of his reputation with the ladies! For all his "gallantry and high spirits" and "dazzling polish", he was also described as "that madman!" A 1763 escapade of his in which he and a relation of Richard Mayne were accused of murder is described in the article "Lieut. Edward Mayne, late of the 93rd Regiment, and the Oakboys of Ulster" pp. 9-10 (See Notes to Lieut Edward Mayne p.8)

The Palladian villa at BELLAMONT FOREST, Cootehill, Co. Monaghan, Ireland The villa on the "Bellamont Forest" estate is said to be one of the purest examples of Palladio's art in the British Isles. It is about a mile out of Cootehill in a prime position overlooking the Dromore Lough and other lakes amounting to some 500 acres of water. The house is surrounded by its own estate, now of about 90 acres, which reaches back to the outskirts of the town, named after the Coote family who arrived here in about 1660. The famous architect Edward Lovett Pearce built the house in 1730 for his uncle, Thomas Coote, who (like Judge Edward Mayne a century later) had been a Justice of the King's Bench in Ireland 1693-1714. The house was originally called "Coote Hill" but Thomas' eccentric grandson, Charles Coote 1738-1800, renamed it when he was made Earl Bellamont in 1767. On his death the estate was inherited by his illegitimate son, another Charles, who was Louisa Coote's father. Bellamont Forest was therefore home to Louisa until she married Richard Mayne in 1835. Her father died in 1842 and the estate then passed to his grandson, Captain Richard Coote. Richard sold Bellamont Forest in 1870 to an Irish family called Dorman Smith and some of the Coote family emigrated to Australia. The Dorman Smiths owned the property until 1981. One of them, Eric Dorman Smith, a lawyer and friend of Ernest Hemingway, seems to have become quite as quixotic as some of the Cootes. Having been a soldier in the British Army during both World Wars, he retired to Bellamont as a brigadier, and there had a change of heart. He took the name of O'Gowan (the Irish equivalent of Smith), became a Catholic, sold lead from the roof for republican funds (from which the roof never recovered) and, it is said, he allowed Irish terrorists (IRA) to carry out training on the Bellamont estate. For years he continued an acrimonious correspondence with Winston Churchill over his dismissal that eventually went to court. When Eric O'Gowan died in about 1975 he was buried at Dartrey church - so the Protestants got him in the end!


An English computer engineer and publisher, Bryan Mills, bought a very run down Bellamont from the O'Gowans. He completely refurbished the house, but stayed only long enough to complete the major task of turning it into a comfortable residence by modern standards. Then in 1987 there arrived a wealthy Australian interior designer, John Coote, a descendant of the family that left Cootehill a century before, to purchase "his old family home". Although he kept Mills' modern systems, he spent more than two years returned the house interior back to the original white formality of the 18th century, complete with period furniture. The magnificent old house now stands in all its former glory - but sadly empty and unloved. Both Mills and now Coote were too busy to live here and enjoy what they had created, so Bellamont is on the market once again. It is looking to come alive again as a family home, as it once was when the gallant and high spirited Charles Coote, and later his granddaughter Louisa, lived here amid the unchanging beauty of the forests and lakes of this beautiful part of old Ireland.

6 Martello Terrace, Kingstown, Dublin, where Richard & Louisa retired by the sea Marie Louise Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 24 2 1836, Ireland Death: 28 11 1890, St Thomas' Hospital, London, age: 54 Occ: 1876-90 Nursing Sister under Florence Nightingale at St Thomas' Hospital, London Sister MARIE LOUISE MAYNE 1836-90 Born at Glynch House, the first born child of Richard and Louisa Mayne. Marie was admitted to the Nightingale Training School at St Thomas' Hospital in London in 1876 as a spinster aged 40. At a personal interview with Florence Nightingale in May the following year the notes record that "she should be good" and she was made Sister of Alice Ward that November. She became Sister of Charity Ward in 1879 and then in 1881 Senior Sister in charge of the whole paying block, St Thomas' Home. She worked there until her death eight years later. Florence Nightingale herself gave the funeral address on 2 December 1890. In her notes for that event she referred to Sister Mayne's devotion to duty despite the severity of her last illness - "she had extensive diseases, but said hardly anything about it, and stood to her post like a brave soldier of Jesus Christ to the last month. She suffered fearfully" without complaint. Marie's nursing career summary :15 8 1876 - 20 11 1877 Nightingale Training School (Florence Nightingale's notes on her selection - "should be good") From 20 11 1877 Sister Alice Ward, St Thomas' Hospital, London From 15 7 1879 Charity Ward ,, ("A good clever Sister") From 24 6 1881 No.2 Male Ward, St Thomas' Home (for paying patients) 28 11 1890 Marie died at St Thomas'. 2 12 1890 Funeral address by Florence Nightingale referring to Marie's illness, devotion to duty as "one of our senior Sisters, a lady in her fifties, in charge of the whole paying block." William Dawson Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 11 3 1840


Death: Burial: Occ: Educ:

6 2 1870, 6 Martello Terrace, Kingstown, Dublin, age: 29 9 2 1870, Dartrey Church, Ematris Parish, age: 29 Lawyer: King's Inns 1862 (Apprenticed to Pelham Joseph Mayne of N. Great George St, Dublin) Portarlington Public School (Rev. J Wall); Trinity College Dublin: Junior Sophister.

In 1861 William Dawson Mayne was an Ensign in the Fermanagh Light Infantry Militia. Richard Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 24 10 1841 Death: 28 10 1841 Richard Tabuteau Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 17 8 1845 Dorothea Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1 1850 Death: 11 5 1850 Dorothea died aged only five months. Henrietta Mayne ---------------------------------------Spouse:

John Tarleton

John Tarteton came from Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. He and Henrietta had no children. Mary Eliza Mayne ---------------------------------------Mary and Henry had six children :Gerald Wilson Mayne Hitchens born 2 4 1879 Henry Mayne Hitchens born 5 10 1880 Richard Mayne Hitchens born 23 6 1883 William Edward Mayne Hitchens born 4 2 1885 Louisa Mary Henrietta Hitchens born 23 11 1881 Dorothy Edith Hitchens born 11 2 1887 Spouse: Occ:

Henry Hitchens Banker: Treasury, Dublin Castle.

Henry Hitchens and Mary Eliza lived at 2 Crosthwaite Park, Kingstown, Dublin, and in 1884 (after her mother's death) they were living at 19 Percy Place, Dublin. Marr:

29 8 1876 John Rochfort Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1801 Death: ? 8 6 1835, Cootehill, Ireland (Drumgoon parish), age: 33 Burial: Dartrey Church, Ematris Parish Bapt: 17 1 1802 Occ: Lawyer: King's Inns 1819 (Apprenticed Cousin John Mayne, French St., Dublin) Educ: Rev. Robert Craig, Blackrock, Dublin Spouse: Birth: Marr:

Frances Dawson Tonagh, Cootehill, Ireland 22 2 1828, Dartrey Church, Ematris Parish


Emily, who married Richard Millet in Franklinville, USA, in 1850. Plus a daughter and son unnamed.

69 Mayne --------------------------------------- Mayne --------------------------------------- Mayne --------------------------------------- Francis Gerrard (or Genant?) Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1805 Occ: 1832 Manager, Westenraa Hotel in Monaghan? Francis was married with a son Charles Rochfort Mayne (wife's name unknown). Spouse:

Margaret Ford Thomson

Margaret is the confirmed wife of Francis. Her father was Thomas Thomson Esq, of Jamaica (per his death notice, and Ref: No.248 - Marriage Licence - in the Appendix to the 30th Report of the Keepers of the Public Records & State Papers in Ireland) Marr:

6 3 1833 at St Mary’s Church, Dublin


Charles Rochfort (ca1834-) Charles Rochfort Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: ca 1834 Maxwell William Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 13 10 1818 Death: 1819 Roland Robert Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: ca 1817 Thomas Lennard Mayne* ---------------------------------------Death: 1875 Occ: One time Station Master and then Governor of Monaghan Prison. Spouse:

Georgina Mahoney (2nd wife). 1st wife name unknown.

Georgina was Thomas' second wife. Burke's "Landed Gentry" says that Thomas 'had issue' (see below). Marr:

14 5 1845, Killeenan, Co. Monaghan, Ireland

Thomas Lennard and Georgina Mahoney had two children:Louisa Mayne (married Co. Galway in 1876) William Robert Annesley Mayne (1857-99) First Spouse UNNAMED Thomas Lennard Mayne* (See above) ---------------------------------------Spouse:


First wife: name unknown.



bef 1844

Other Spouses Georgina Mahoney, married him 14 5 1845 Louisa Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: ca 1855 Spouse: Marr: Occ. Children:

David Griffith Frazer 1876 Ardrahan, Co. Galway Teacher William Henry: Teacher Thomas (Todd): Grammar School headmaster, Gloucestershire David Arthur Frederick George Robert Georgina Margaret: Nurse and then matron at brother Thomas’ school William Robert Annesley Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1857 Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan Death: 1899 Dumfries, Scotland Spouse: Annie Beattie Clacharty of Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Marr: ca 1873 Occ: Shipping clerk (1881 Liverpool) Children: Louisa Jane Annesley Mayne (1875-1960) Charles Rochfort Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: ca 1815 Spouse: Marr: Children:

Elizabeth King 1840 4 UNNAMED Mayne --------------------------------------- Harriet Mayne ---------------------------------------Birth: 1804 Death: 1836, Aughnamullen parish, age: 32 Burial: 13 3 1836, Dartrey Church, Ematris Parish, age: 32 Eldest daughter of William Mayne, of Freame Mount, and his second wife Harriet Rochfort. Her Death/Burial record in Ematris parish reads :"13 March 1835-36: Mrs Harriet Mayne, wife of Rev. Edward Mayne of Lakeview, Crossduff. Chapel of Ease to parish of Aughnamullen. Aged 32." Spouse: Birth: Death: Burial: Occ: Educ: Father: Mother:

Rev. Edward Mayne 1791, Co. Dublin, Ireland 26 11 1865, age: 74 ? 28 11 1865, age: 74 Curate St Michan's, Dublin 1825 and Curate & Rector at Crossduff, Clogher 1828-65. Mr. Miller; Trinity College, Dublin 1807, BA 1812 Robert Mayne Mary Kellett

Edward lived at Lakeview, Carrickmacross, Crossduff, Ireland. Marr:




Robert (1878) John Thomas Colburn (1862 - ) John Thomas (Theodore?) Colburn (1834 - 1924) John? Joseph Joseph Pelham Gulston (?1815 - 1885) Katherine Emily (1852 - 1868) Katherine Mary Lancelot Lily Linden Louisa ca 1855 Co. Galway Mable Malcolm (William) Colburn (1931- ) Margaret Margaret child of Margaret ( -
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