Thursday, 6 May 2010

This marriage information was also contributed by Susan Atkins from the Guild of One Name Studies, who is researching the Scotchmer name:
Marriage solemized at St John the Divine in the parish of West Derby in the County of Lancashire.
26 March 1861

Edward Henry Fitzhenry
of full age, bachelor, doctor of medicine
Resident at Waterloo
Son of Samuel Fitzhenry, a gentleman
Mary Bowen Forwood, a minor, spinster
Resident at Edge Lane
Daughter of Thomas B Forwood, a merchant

According to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church, in the presence of
C B Forwood
L B Forwood
C Snood
Alfred Crosfuld
Just as luck would have it, Janet Long from the USA wrote to me this evening from the Fitzhenry DNA and database website, so I was able to append this information that she sent me:
Hello! So glad to see the site. I have info on #12 on your chart regarding Fitzhenrys – Samuel Fitzhenry of Wexford and his wife Mary Graham (who is related to me), who were married in 1817 in the Rossdroit Church of Ireland, Wexford. Their son, Edward Henry Fitzhenry’s info is as follows:
Edward Henry Fitzhenry, M.D., born about 1830 in Castleboro, Wexford married Mary Bower Forwood on 26 March 1861 at St. John’s Fairfield, Lancaster, England.
Their son Claude Bower Fitzhenry was born November 1862 in England, married a Edith Jessie, born Feb. 1872.

Claude and Edith had two sons:
Edward Graham/Grayham FitzHenry was born 6 November 1893 in Mhow, Bengal, India and christened 6 December 1893 in the same place.
Noel Brittain Fitzhenry born December 1906 in England.
I believe that this little family was in British Columbia, Canada in 1911 (census records).

Hope this helps. I should add that I know that Samuel F and wife Mary Graham had at least one more son, per Debrett’s House of Commons and Judicial Report, , 1878, but cannot find the book to see the full reference. Mary Graham’s family lived on Lord Carew’s estate and at one time, I believe, Mary’s brother, John was the steward of the estate. They also ran the mill there and are ancestors of mine. (Shapland Carew’s estate books mention this family several times.) Also, if anyone is interested in this family, please let me know. I’d love to share info.
Claude also used the middle name Brittain, and it was as Claude Brittain Fitz-Henry he married Edith Jessie Violet Bird in Litchfield in 1890.

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  1. I wonder if the Edward Henry Fitzhenry of Waterloo, is any relation to my mums side of the family? She was from the Scotland Rd area of Liverpool, which is near to the Waterloo area of Liverpool. Edge Lane is a part of the Toxteth area of Liverpool. I'll have to ask her, unfortunately I don't have her Email add right now. Her father James Fitz-Henry emigrated to Australia in the 1930s.

    1. I wonder if my grandad was related to your side of the family his name was Thomas Fitzhenry and he was born in liverpool and lived around the Scotland road area too.

    2. I wonder if my grandad was related to your side of the family his name was Thomas Fitzhenry and he was born in liverpool and lived around the Scotland road area too.

  2. Hello and thanks to the person who left this post.
    We would be very interested in hearing from you with more about your Fitzhenry family links.
    There were (and still are) several Fitz(-)henry families in Liverpool, as Liverpool was the first stop for many emigrants from Ireland.
    Either leave another comment here with the information, or email us directly at
    Best wishes
    Jo Fitz-Henry