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William de Montmorency

William de Montmorency

Male Abt 1797 - 1850  (~ 53 years)

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  • Name William de Montmorency  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1797  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence Upperwood, Freshford, County Kilkenny, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 11 Jun 1850  Woodbine Villa, St John's Wood, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I10648  Main Tree
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 

    Father William Ryves de Montmorency,   b. 7 Nov 1763,   d. 14 Apr 1829, Upperwood, Freshford, County Kilkenny, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Buggy 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F3262  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriet Ursula Mossom 
    Married Abt 15 Feb 1818  County Kilkenny, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
     1. William de Montmorency, Esq  [natural]
     2. Harriet Ursula de Montmorency  [natural]
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F3986  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A case was heard at the Assizes in 1841 and then at appeal in the Queen's Bench in 1842 by which William de Montmorency's lessee, John Jack, sued William and Catherine Walsh for possession of a house and a few acres of land. This case provides evidence of the identity of William's mother and brother.

      The house and land had been occupied by Mrs Mary Buggy from 1798 until about 1840. She was said to be carrying on an "illicit intercourse" with Sir William de Montmorency as a result of which she had sons, Haddock Morris and the lessee in the case, William de Montmorency. Haddock Morris and his wife Catherine had lived in the house with her until he died in about 1828. Catherine had shortly afterwards married William Walsh who had moved into the house. In about 1840, Mrs Buggy had given up possession of the house but William and Catherine Walsh had stayed there.

      The ruling of the Assizes was in favour of William de Montmorency who had inherited his father's estates under the terms of his will. This was subsequently overturned at appeal under the Statute of Limitations.

  • Sources 
    1. [S404] The Times, (London;), 13 June 1850, p.9 col.A (Reliability: 3).
      On the 11th inst., at Woodbine-villa, St. John's-wood, William de Montmorency, Esq., of Upperwood, county of Kilkenny, in the 54th year of his age, eldest son of the late Sir William de Montmorency.

    2. [S34] A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain, John Bernard Burke, (Vol.2, London, 1853 (http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=8gYUAAAAQAAJ);), pp.64-66, Mossom family (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S404] The Times, (London;), Tuesday, Feb 24, 1818; pg. 3; Issue 10388; col B (Reliability: 3).
      We lately noticed a singular case of abduction in the neighbourhood of Kilkenny, and stated that the parties had remained three nights at lodgings in that town. We have now to state, that Miss Harriet Mossom, the young lady alluded to, was on Sunday se'ennight married to Mr. Wm. M. De Montmorency, a young gentleman residing a few miles from Kilkenny. Mr. B. Flood, the young gentleman accused of carrying her off to that city, and apprehended at his lodgings, remains in prison to abide his trial.- Irish paper.