Alicia Handy

(19 December 1875 - )
     Alicia Handy was born on 19 December 1875 in Clara, Kilbride, Offaly, Ireland. She was the daughter of James Handy and Bridget Kernan (Mulderry) (Fenning).

Andrew Handy

(11 November 1867 - 22 March 1959)
     Andrew Handy was born on 11 November 1867 in Raheen, Clara, Kilbride, Offaly, Ireland. He was the son of William Handy and Margaret Kenny.
Andrew Handy married Mary Bracken on 15 August 1890 in Killina RC chapel, Tullamore or Killoughy, Kilbride, Offaly, Ireland. Andrew Handy, labourer of Clara, son of William Handy, labourer, to Mary Bracken of Clonshanny, daughter of John Bracken, labourer, at Killina church, both of full age.
     Andrew Handy and Mary Bracken were recorded on the 1901 census in Clonshanny, Bawn, Offaly. Handy Andrew 32, Head, Roman Catholic, born Kings Co ,Spinner at Factory, Read and write; his wife Handy Mary 32, Roman Catholic, born Kings Co - Read and write - children Handy, Mary 11 Daughter Roman Catholic Kings Co Scholar Read and write - Handy Margaret 7 Daughter Roman Catholic Kings Co Scholar Read and write - Handy Bridget 3 Daughter Roman Catholic Kings Co - Handy Susan 1 Daughter Roman Catholic, born Kings Co. Andrew Handy was the informant at the death of William Handy, on 17 July 1904.
     Andrew Handy and Mary Bracken were recorded on the 1911 census in Clonshanny, Rahan, Offaly. Andrew Handy, 43, jute spinner, born King's Co; his wife Mary 43; they were married for 21 years and had 9 children - 8 living; Mary 20, parlour maid, domestic servant, Margaret 16, Bridget 13, Susan 12, Elizabeth 9, Wiliam 7, Anne Frances 4, John under one year (all able to read & write except Ann & John, and born in King's county), living in a 3 roomed house.
Mary 34 & Margaret 20 were also listed separately working in a dairy
.
     Andrew died on 22 March 1959 in Clonshanny, Clara, Kilbride, Offaly, Ireland, aged 91. Andrew Handy, aged 91, retired jute factory employee, informant was his son John, of Clonshanny, Clara.

Children of Andrew Handy and Mary Bracken

Andrew Handy

(before 1815 - before 1864?)
     Andrew Handy was commonly known as Andra. He was born before 1815 in Ireland. He was the son of Raheen, RC Handy.
Andrew Handy married Bridget Kenehan on 4 July 1835 in Tubber, Offaly, Ireland. The witnesses were Andrew Kenehan & Catherine Byrne.
Andrew Handy married Margaret Kenehan. Margaret Kinahan of Tubber, was a servant in the new house built near Bracca Castle whose foundations were blessed by Samuel Wesley. They were ostracised by the family according to Liam Handy.      
Andrew Handy was taxed in the Primary valuation of land in Raheen in 1854 in Raheen, Kilbride, Offaly, Ireland. There was only one Andrew Handy listed in the Griffith Valuation. He was occupier of a house valued at 5/- and 2 roods, 32 perches of land valued at £1 leased from Ambrose Cox.
     Andrew died before 1864?.

Children of Andrew Handy and Margaret Kenehan

Children of Andrew Handy and Bridget Kenehan

Andrew Handy

(before 1785 - )
     Andrew Handy was born before 1785 in Ireland.
Andrew Handy married Ellen Murphy before 1806 in Ireland.

Child of Andrew Handy and Ellen Murphy

Andrew Handy

(1 October 1849? - )
     Andrew Handy was christened on 1 October 1849? In the Catholic church, Clara, Offaly. He was the son of John Handy and M Naughton.

Andrew Handy

(28 October 1849 - )
     Andrew Handy was christened on 28 October 1849 in the Catholic church, Clara Horseleap, Westmeath. He was the son of Andrew Handy and Bridget Kenehan.

Andrew Handy

(before 1785 - )
     Andrew Handy was born before 1785.
Andrew Handy married Mary Moorhead on 24 August 1810 in St Peter's Church of Ireland, Drogheda, Louth, Ireland.

Andrew Alexander Handy

(before March 1818 - 12 March 1874)
     Andrew Alexander Handy was born before March 1818 in Kilkenny, Ireland. Denis Handy has a likeness labelled Andrew Alexander, born circa 1815, youngest son of John Handy of Barracore. He was the son of John Handy and Emily Alexander. Andrew Alexander Handy matriculated on 6 July 1835 at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, Andrew Handy, Pensioner (Dr Baillie) July 6 1835, aged 17, son of John molitor, born Kilkenny. John Handy of the parish of Grangesilvia, Kilkenny had a flour mill in the townland of Duninga.
     Andrew matriculated at the King's Inns, Dublin, Ireland, in 1844.
Andrew Alexander Handy was listed in a directory dated 1852 as Andrew Alexander Handy, solicitor at 62 Abbey St Middle, Dublin. He was also listed for 4 Leeson St Upper in the same entry.
Andrew Alexander Handy was listed in a directory dated 1854 as Andrew Alexr Handy, solicitor at Dublin. Also listed were William Esq., 4 Whitehill Tce, Dublin; Wm, solicitor, 2 Waverley Tce & 30 Merrion St. Upper, Dublin.
Andrew Alexander Handy and Cdr Thomas Mahon Halahan witnessed John Crawford and Catherine Handy Crawford's wedding on 25 October 1854 in St Peter, Dublin.
Andrew Alexander Handy married Martha Frances Gamble, daughter of Rev Henry Gamble and Elizabeth de Vere Law, on 11 February 1857 in Clifton, Derbyshire, England.
     Andrew resided at Oakwood, Offaly, Ireland.
Andrew Alexander Handy witnessed Matthew Crawford and Emily Handy's wedding on 16 April 1861 in St George's, Dublin.
     Andrew resided at 8 Margaret Place, Dublin, 1868.
     Andrew resided at 'Ardnagreina', Tivoli Rd, Kingstown, Monkstown, Dublin, Ireland, until March 1874.
     Andrew died on 12 March 1874 in Finglas, Dublin. He was buried on 16 March 1874 in St George, Dublin. He was of 8 Margaret Place, Kingstown aged 50 buried by Wm Phipps; but also 2 entries for him on 5 Oct 1874 stating "half square £6/12/6" suggests a burial fee/headstone, paid by Mrs Handy to the sexton.
     His will was proved on 27 May 1874 at Dublin, Ireland. Will of Andrew Alexander Handy, formerly of Oakwood, Kings Co., but late of Ardnagreina, Tivoli Rd, Kingstown, co. Dublin Esq. deceased, died 12 March 1874 at Finglas, co. Dublin. Proved at the Principal Registry by oath of Martha Frances Handy, of Ardnagreina, afsd, the widow, sole executor. Effects under £200.

Ann Handy

(circa 1802 - 26 August 1885)
     Ann Handy was born circa 1802 in Ireland. She was the daughter of John Handy and Emily Alexander. An unknown person resided in Leeson St, in Dublin in March 1853.
     In Dorothea Ann Handy's will dated 31 March 1853 in Dublin, Ireland, Ann Handy was named as heir.
     Ann died on 26 August 1885 in Dublin. Handy—Aug 26, at 8 Ontario terrace. Anne, eldest daughter of the late John Handy, Esq, Barraghcore House, county Kilkenny, in her 84th year.

Ann Handy

(before 21 February 1613 - )
     Ann Handy was born before 21 February 1613 in Evesham, Worcestershire. She was the daughter of Thomas Handy (of Evesham).

Ann Handy

(7 May 1867 - )
     Ann Handy was also known as Annie Greer in records. She was commonly known as Annie. She was born on 7 May 1867 in Killala, Mayo, Ireland. She was the daughter of Nicholas Middleton Handy and Frances Mary Greer.
Ann Handy married Henry Foster Silcock on 4 June 1891 in St George, Dublin, Ireland. Henry Foster Silcock, widower, of Bombay, Indian Civil Service, son of James Silcock, clerk in Holy Orders; to, Annie Greer Handy, single of Ballymakenny, daughter of Nicholas Middleton Handy, Esq. both of full age. Witnessed by Eliabeth Gamble Handy, & Margaret Johnston Hilcock.

Child of Ann Handy and Henry Foster Silcock

Ann Handy

(say 1840 - )
     Ann Handy was born say 1840. She is not mentioned in the 1853 will of her aunt Dorothea, nor the sale of Kinnavally, co MAyo in 1867. She was the daughter of Rev Richard Fleming Handy and Jane Dugdale.

Ann Handy

(circa 1710 - )
      The Fouaces also supported the Wesleys in Ireland and provided a centre of worship at Tyrrellspass.. Ann Handy was born circa 1710. She was the daughter of Samuel Handy and Jane or Joan Lowe.
Ann Handy married Stephen Fouace circa 10 August 1718 in Dublin, Ireland. Marriage licence: Stephen Fouace of the parish of St Nicholas Within, Dublin, merchant & Anne Handy (Hanley in transcript) of the parish of Horseleap, co. W'Meath, spinster dated 10 August 1718.
     Ann Handy was mentioned in the will of Samuel Handy dated 3 March 1740. She was described as his daughter and her children Margaret, Liddia, Thomas and Frederick are listed.
     Ann Handy was mentioned in the will of Jonathan Handy dated 6 February 1759. She was described as his sister An Fouace.
     Ann Handy was mentioned in the will of John Handy dated 29 November 1763. She was described as his sister and mother of his nephews Charles and Thomas Fouace.

Children of Ann Handy and Stephen Fouace

Ann Handy

(circa 1804 - )
     Ann Handy was born circa 1804 in Mayo. She was christened in 1804 in Mayo. She was the daughter of Samuel Handy and Jane Orme. Ann, Jane, Elizabeth, Maria, Samuel, Dorothea, William, John, Thomas, George and Catherine was listed as a child of Jane Orme in the 1821 census in Balllintobber townland, Kilfian, Tyrawley barony, Mayo; Two storied house no. 5, Jane Handy aged 35, wife of Samuel Handy, gentleman, holder of 60 acres, absent in Dublin, Anne 16, Catherine 15, Jane 14, Samuel 12, Dora aged 10, Wm 9, Jn 7, Elizabeth 5, Maria 4, Thos 2, and George under 1, their children. Anne Orme, widow, aged 53, her mother
Wm Orme Handy, gentleman aged 38, resident in King's County, Samuel Handy aged 14 his son, visitors, 4 manservants and 7 maidservants. There is a cornmill & 100 acre turbary on this part of the townland.

Ann Handy married Thomas Paget? in 1829? In Mayo?.

Ann Handy

(circa 1830? - )
     Ann Handy was born circa 1830?. Although she was the daughter of Thomas handy, policeman, at her marriage, the age doesn't fit!. She was the daughter of Thomas Handy and Susan Craig.
Ann Handy married George Richards on 23 January 1849 in St Peter, Dublin. George Richards, servant of 25 Pembroke Rd, son of John Richards, bricklayer, Anne Handy, of 9 Rathmines Tce, servant, daughter of Thomas Handy, policeman, bot single of full age.

Ann Handy

(before 1850 - )
     Ann Handy was born before 1850. She was the daughter of Stray Handy.
Ann Handy married James Hughes before 1871.

Child of Ann Handy and James Hughes

Ann Handy

(circa 1860? - )
      She was the informant at her step-mother's death.. Ann Handy was born circa 1860?. She was the daughter of Thomas Handy and Ann Daly.

Ann Handy

(13 September 1860 - 1862)
     Ann Handy was born on 13 September 1860 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland. She was the daughter of William Handy and Ann Meara. Ann was listed as the daughter of William Handy in the 1861 census in Rothay Land Session St, Dundee. William Handy 26, Jute carpet weaver, born Ireland, wife Ann, 22, mill worker, born Irealand and daughter Ann 7 months, born Dundee ,Forfar.
     Ann died in 1862 in Dundee, Angus. She was aged 2 and her mother's surname was Marr.

Ann Handy

(8 July 1868 - )
     Ann Handy was born on 8 July 1868 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland. She was the daughter of Edward Handy and Mary Ann Carr.

Ann Farrington Handy

(before September 1845 - )
     Ann Farrington Handy was born before September 1845. She is probably the sister of William Orme Handy of Glencarne, Roscommon, because his estate is administered by his nephew Charles Burton, farmer.. She was the daughter of Samuel Wesley Handy and Mary Farrington Middleton.
Ann Farrington Handy married Rev Charles Burton on 7 September 1865 in St Anne's church, Dublin, Ireland. She was of 5 Nassau Street, Dublin and he was of number3. He was the incumbent of Bective, co.Meath.

Children of Ann Farrington Handy and Rev Charles Burton

Anna Frances Handy

(5 July 1865 - 9 August 1939)
     Anna Frances Handy was also known as Nancy in records. She was born on 5 July 1865 in Gowran, Kilkenny, Ireland. She was the daughter of Matthew Fleming Handy and Isabella Sarah Gamble.
The British Library has letters to Anna Handy from her family and friends & letters to Anna La Touche from members of the Handy family. Anna Frances Handy graduated on 21 May 1891 from Royal University of Ireland with a Bachelor of Arts.
Anna Frances Handy married Thomas Henry Digges La Touche on 16 September 1891 in St John's, Monkstown, Rathdown RD, Dublin. Thomas Henry Digges la Touche... Geological Survey, India; residence at time of marriage: Stokeley Vicarage... Shropshire, son of James Digges la Touche, to, Anna Frances Handy, of IglintonPark, Kingstown, daughter of Matthew Fleming Handy, both single and of full age. They signed in the presence of J D La Touche, ... La touche, Isabella Sarah Handy, & ....
     Anna Frances Handy and Thomas Henry Digges La Touche were recorded on the 1911 census in 11 Tivoli Tce South, Kingstown, Dublin, Dublin. Thomas Henry Digges la Touche 55, geological surveyor, retired, born England; wife Anna Frances, 45, born co. Kilkenny, children Avice Gerrtrde 18, born India, Denis 15, born Dublin, Edith Mary 13, born India, Lynette Nowellen 7, born Dublin, Anna Maria Carolina Rietz, visitor 25, kindergarten teacher born Seden and a servant. Married for 19 years with 5 children, none deceased..
     Anna died on 9 August 1939 in Wiltshire, England, aged 74.
     Her will was proved on 25 October 1939 at England. Anna Frances Digges La Touche of The Ark, Urchfont, Devizes, Wiltshire, widow, died 9 August 1939. Probate Peterborugh 25 October to James Fleming Digges La Touche, Deputy Conservator of Forests. Effects £3313 7s 1d.

Children of Anna Frances Handy and Thomas Henry Digges La Touche

Anna Maria Handy

(25 July 1874 - 2 April 1891)
     Anna Maria Handy was born on 25 July 1874 in Tullamore RD, Offaly & Westmeath, Ireland. She was the daughter of William Handy and Jane Haddock.
     Anna died on 2 April 1891 in Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath, Ireland, aged 16. Annie Handy, aged 14, child of a labourer; informant was her father William of Ardnurcher.

Anne Handy

(before 1670 - )
     Anne Handy was born before 1670. She was the daughter of Jonathan Handy.
Anne Handy married Thomas Cooke on 16 April 1686 in Ireland. Anne Handy of Kilbeggan, Westmeath, spinster & Thomas Cooke of Dinishaghlin?? co. Meath, gentleman.

Child of Anne Handy and Thomas Cooke

Anne Frances Handy

(26 October 1906 - )
     Anne Frances Handy was born on 26 October 1906 in Cloonshany/Clonshanny, Rahan, Tullamore RD, Offaly. She was the daughter of Andrew Handy and Mary Bracken. Mary, Margaret, Bridget, Susan, Elizabeth, William, Anne and John were listed as Andrew Handy's children in the 1911 census in Clonshanny, Rahan, Offaly.

Annie Eliza Handy

(before March 1846 - )
     Annie Eliza Handy was also known as Anna in records. She was born before March 1846 in Ireland. She was the daughter of Samuel Handy and Anna Townsend. Mary, John, William, Samuel, Charles, Annie, Fleming and Emily were listed as the children of Samuel Handy in the 1851 census in 30 King St, Liverpool, Lancashire. Samuel, Emily, Annie and Fleming were listed as the children of Samuel Handy in the 1861 census in Marine Terrace, Liscard, Cheshire.
The marriage of Annie Eliza Handy and Blakely Lorenzo Tarleton was registered in St John, Egremont, Cheshire, in the September 1864 quarter. Charles, Fleming, Emily and Annie were listed as the children of Anna Townsend in the 1871 census in Magazine Park, Liscard, Cheshire.
     Annie Eliza Handy and Blakely Lorenzo Tarleton were recorded on the 1881 census in Mt Pleasant Rd, Liscard, Cheshire. Anna Handy, an Irish born widow aged 72, is living as the mother in law of Blakely L Tarleton aged 42, born Ireland, cotton broker and his wife Annie E aged 35 born Ireland. A William Handy aged 42, a book keeper (commercial clerk) born at Newr..., Wexford, is a lodger with the Vaughan family at 3 Alexander Tce, Liscard.
     Annie Eliza Handy and Blakely Lorenzo Tarleton were recorded on the 1891 census in 'Woodville', Abootsford Rd, Gt Cosby, Lancashire. Blakely L Tarleton 53, cotton broker, born Ireland, Annie L Tarleton 45, born Ireland, Eliza Tarleton 83, widow, mother, living on own means, born Ireland, Annie C Poole 19, niece, born New Brighton, Cheshire, Elizabeth Townhend 25, servant, cook (domestic) born Liverpool, Emma Warnock 19, servant, born Lancashire. Samuel, Annie, Marion and Annie were listed as Emily Frances Handy's children in the 1901 census in 'Elm Bank', Woodham Rd, Horsell, Surrey.

Anthony Handy

(before 1845 - )
     Anthony Handy was born before 1845. He was the son of Stray Handy.
Anthony Handy married Bridget Welsh before 1868.

Child of Anthony Handy and Bridget Welsh

Arthur C Handy

(16 February 1876 - 22 November 1876)
     Arthur C Handy was born on 16 February 1876. He was the son of John Alexander Handy and Emma Mary Carnie.
     Arthur died on 22 November 1876.

Barbara Handy

(circa 1807 - )
     Barbara Handy was born circa 1807. She was the daughter of Fleming Handy and Catherine Eliza Kirkman. Barbara Handy was listed in the household of Samuel Wesley Handy and Catherine Fleming as a grandchild in the in 1821 census in Brackareagh, Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath. Four storied house no. 1 Sam W Handy, aged 70, gentleman and holder of 255 acres here & 90 acres in Gregham in King's Co., & 90 acres in Aughrim co. Galway, Catherine his wife age 64, Thomas Handy aged 26, his son; Dorothy aged 35, Maria aged 23 & Ruth aged 21 his daughters.
Fleming Handy, gentleman aged 40, resident at Tullamore in King's County, Catherine, 30, wife of Fleming, Thos 9, Wm 3, Barbara 13, Catherine 12, & Martha 10, children of said Fleming Handy, visitors.

Benjamin Handy

      Although he had children in Dublin, this is an English family and not connected to the Irish Handy family.
Jim Doelman wrote: Family tradition suggests that Charles Handy had been involved in the circus, with particular skills in equestrian tricks. early in his life, and this seems to be confirmed by the resources in the field of circus history.
Charles' birth, based upon Canadian census records, must have been in or about 1801, and we find a Charles Handy born to a Benjamin and Mary Handy in Dublin on Aug 5, 1801 and baptized (along with a twin brother Henry) in St Peter's Church.This Irish birth-place might seem a problem given that in the Canadian censuses Charles gave his place of birth as England; however, as will be discussed below, Benjamin Handy and his circus were working in both England and Ireland at the time of Charles' birth, and Charles was to grow up largely in England. It is also likely that a person of English extraction in nineteenth-century Ontario would be reluctant to identify himself as Irish. This same couple had a daughter, Jane Elizabeth Mary Ann, who was baptized in Liverpool on 30 May 1799 . Benjamin Handy was baptized in St Mary, Hampton, Middlesex (just west of London) on 4 July 1766 to Anthony and Jane Handy; the earliest traces of him after that is in the 1780s as an ostler in Hughes equestrian company based in London. A later account of his circus work describes his early occupation as ostler. The same source suggests that in the late 1780s he opened a riding school in Bath. Certainly, his work with trick riding became his main pursuit in the early 1790s, and he was involved in circuses both as performer and owner throughout the 1790s. His first ventures as owner were in Bristol, and then at the Lyceum in London from 1794 on, where for some time at least his partner was the famous Philip Astley, who was the most significant figure in the early development of the circus in England (he had also begun as a horse-trainer). It seems from one play-bill that the circus performed as part of the celebration of the marriage of the Prince of Wales in April 1795. In the remaining years of the decade Handy's circuses were also to perform in Manchester, Bristol, Dublin and Liverpool. Handy's first wife, who performed with Handy in the late 1780s under the name “Signora Riccardini”, died in 1789.Also of great renown was their daughter Mary Ann (born ca. 1784), who performed from about the age of five under the stage name “The Child of Promise”, first in equestrian stunts, and then as a tight-rope dancer. Her name is prominent on most of the surviving Handy circus bills of the 1790s. However, she drowned in 1797 with other members of Handy's troupe traveling from Liverpool to Dublin on the ship Viceroy.
Benjamin's second wife, Mary Huntley (Grant), seems also to have been an equestrian performer.1212     We know her name as Mary Huntley from the baptism record of Jane Elizabeth Mary Anne Handy in 1799. A number of broadsheets from the 1790s (including a Apr. 20, 1795 one) describing performance by Handy's circus at the Lyceum list a “Miss Huntley” among the principal performers. Mary and Benjamin lived as husband and wife from the mid-1790s, but were not legally married until 1818; he writes in his will that she “for several years previously to our marriage [she] lived and cohabited with me by and under the name of Mary Handy”; all the named children in the will are described as “natural” (that is, illegitimate). Given that her name in the will (and in the marriage record of 1818) is given as “Mary Grant”, it seems likely that she was the Mary Huntley who married one Francis Grant on 17 January 1788, at Saint Martin's Church, Birmingham,Warwick, England. On 7 June 1818, Benjamin and Mary were finally wed; she died in Feb. 1857
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Benjamin Handy married Mary Huntley (Grant) in 1818.
     Benjamin Handy made a will dated 28 March 1845 in Bath, Somerset. This is the last Will and Testament of me Benjamin Handy of the City of Bath Gentleman I issue
and [21] bequeath unto my dear wife Mary Handy (late Mary Grant) who for several years previously to our marriage lived and cohabited with me by and under the name of Mary Handy a certain annuity a clear yearly sum of one hundred and twenty eight pounds and purchased by me of Walter Hilton Jessop of Cheltenham Attorney-at-law for the sum of one thousand six hundred pounds and which annuity is charged upon and issued out of a plote or parcel of ground in the parish of Cheltenham in the County of Gloucester situate in a certain place there called Church Meadow heretofore belonging to Mr Hooper surgeon and also out of and upon a certain messuage or tenement with the offices thereto belonging lately erected and built on the said plote or parcel of ground which is numbered 2 and forms part of a Crescent lately building or built in Church Meadow aforesaid which messuage is now or late was in the occupation of S..ouce Haydon and which ground and premises are owned[?] by the said Walter Hilton Jessop (of whom) I purchased the same to Mr William Parker late of No. 10 Bridge Road Lambeth in the County of Surry Riding Master deceased in and for securities the said annuity and which annuity is granted for and during the term of my own life the life of my said wife Mary Handy, (late Mary Grant) and the life of our daughter Louisa Handy and the lives and life of the survivors and survivor of them for and during the term of her natural life and now and after her decease I give and bequeath the same unto my daughter Louisa Handy and my daughter Jane Elizabeth Mary Ann Rowland11     Something is squeezed in line above the last name, and some illegible numbers in the right margin. of Kingston in the County of Surry, Innkeeper in equal shares and proportions for and during the life of my said daughter Louisa. I also bequeath unto my said dear wife Mary Handy the sum of one thousand pounds joint annuities standing in my name in the Books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England and which said annuities are payable half yearly in the Months of January and July. I also give and bequeath unto my said dear wife Mary Handy all that my leasehold messuage or tenament and premises situate and being No. 1 in Alexander Buildings near the Turnpike Walcot near the City of Bath being the eighth house from the Eastern end of Alexander Buildings to the last house of the west end of the same buildings and which messuage and premises I lately purchased of Dr. Morgan of the City of Bath for and during her natural life and from and after her decease I give and bequeath one moiety of the said issues and profits thereof unto my daughter Henrietta hand absolutely for and during the remainder of the term of years now to come in the lease under which I hold the same premises and the remaining moiety of the sayd leasehold messuage or tenament and premises (from and after the death of my said dear wife) I give and bequeath unto her executors administrators or assigns upon trust to pay the rents issues and profits of the said remaines [?] moiety of the said leasehold messuage or tenament and premises as and when they shall respectively become due and payable unto my daughter Sophia harris (late Sophia Handy) now the wife of Alfred Harnes Harris of Seven Oakes in the County of Kent Gentleman or into the hands of such person or person as she shall by any note in writing under her hand but not by way of anticipation I appoint to receive the same to the intent that the same may be for the sole and unalienable use of my said daughter Sophia Harris and may not be subject to the debts [21v]
control disposition or arrangements of her present husband and I declare and direct that the receipt and receipts of the said Sophia Harris or of such person or persons as she shall from time to time appoint to receive the same as aforesaid and her or their receipts only shall be good and sufficient discharges to the person or persons paying the same (or so much as in such receipt or receipts shall be expressed or acknowledged to be received and from and after the decease of my said daughter Sophia Harris upon trust for all and every the children or child of said daughter Sophia Harris by her present husband who shall live to attain the age of twenty one years equally to be divided between or among them on their attaining that age. If more than one absolutely as tenants in common and if there shall be only one such child in trust for such only child absolutely and upon trust during their respective minorities to apply the said rents issues and profits of the said worth of the said leasehold messuage or tenement and premises for the respective maintenance and education of such children or child until they respectively attain the age of twenty one years or respectively die but in case there shall be no child of the said sophia Harris by her present husband who shall live to attain the age of twenty one years then upon trust that the said last mentioned moiety of the said leasehold messuage or tenement and premises for all the residue of the said term of years then to come in the said lease under which I hold the same shall fall into and become part of my residuary estate and from and immediately after my decease give and bequeath unto my said wife Mary Handy her executors administrators or assigns [?] the sum of one thousand six hundred pounds stock in the three and a half percent reduced bank annuities now standing in the my name in the Books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England upon the same and the life trusts to and for the sole and separate use and benefit of my said daughter Sophia Harris and her children as are hereinbefore mentioned expressed and declared of and concerning the bequest to her and them of the said moiety of my said leasehold messuage or tenement and premises No 1 Alexander Buildings aforesaid the same not to be subject to the debts control or arrangements of her present husband I also give and bequeath unto my said dear wife Mary Handy all my household furniture fixtures plate linen china boots wearing apparel Guns ?omes[?] and spirituous liquors watch chain and seals together with all the horses Carriages and harness which I may die possessed of and I also give and bequeath unto my said wife Mary Handy the sum of five thousand pounds stock in the three and a half per cent reduced bank annuities for her own absolute use and benefit to be transferred to her immediately after my decease I give and bequeath unto each of my two natural sons begotten by me on the body of the said Mary Handy previously to our marriage each of whom bear my name (that is to say Benjamin Thomas Handy and Henry Handy the sum of one thousand four hundred pounds stock in the three and a half percent reduced bank annuities now standing in my name in the Books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England at the same to be transferred to them respectively immediately after my decease I also give and bequeath unto each of my two natural daughters begotten by me on the body of the said Mary prior to our intermarriage both of whom likewise bear [fol. 22r] my name (that is to say) the said Louisa Handy and the said Henrietta Handy the like sum of one thousand six hundred pounds stock in the three and a half percent reduced bank annuities now also standing in my name in the Books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England the same to be transferred to them respectively immediately after my decease I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Mary Handy her executors administrators and assigns the like sum of one thousand six hundred pounds stock in the three and a half percent reduced bank annuities now also standing in my name in the Books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England upon trust to pay the interest dividends and annual proceeds thereof as and when the same shall respectively become due and payable unto the proper hands of my natural daughter the said Jane Elizabeth Mary Anne Rowland the wife of the said George Rowland (late Jane Elizabeth Mary Ann Handy) or unto the hands of such person or persons as sh[oul]d by any note in writing under her hand shall from time to time but not by way of anticipation appoint to receive the same during her natural life to the intent that the same may be for the sole and unalienable use of my said natural daughter Jane Elizabeth Mary Ann Rowland and may not be subject to the debts control disposition or engagement of her present husband and I declare and direct that the receipt and receipts of the said Jane Elizabeth Mary Ann Rowland or of such person or person as she shall from time to time appoint to receive the same as aforesaid and her or their receipts only shall be good and sufficient discharges to the person or persons paying the same for so much as in such receipt or receipts shall be expressed or acknowledged to be received and from and after the decease of my said natural daughter Jane Elizabeth Mary Ann Rowland upon trust for all and every the children or child of my said natural daughter Jane Elizabeth Mary Ann Rowland by her present husband who shall live to attain the age of twenty one years equally to be divided between or amongst them on their attaining that age of more than one absolutely as tenants in common and if there shall be only one such child then in trust for that only one such child absolutely and upon trust during their respective minorities to apply the interest dividends and annual proceeds thereof for the respective maintenance and education of such children until they respectively attain the age of twenty one years or respectively die but in case there shall be no child of the said Jane Elizabeth Mary Ann Rowland by her present husband who shall live to attain the age of twenty one years then upon trust that the said trust stock or sum of one thousand six hundred pounds in the three and a half per cent reduced bank annuities shall fall into and become part of my residuary estate and my will and meaning is and I hereby declare that if any or other of them my said natural children namely the said Benjamin Thomas Handy Henry Handy Louisa Handy Sophia Harris Henrietta Handy and Jane Elizabeth Mary Ann Rowland shall happen to die before the legacies herein intended for them respectively shall become payable then I direct such lapses legacy or legacies shall fall into and become part of my residuary estate and as to for and concerning all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature kind or quality soever the same be (after [22v] payment of the said several legacies hereinbefore given and bequeathed and of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses and mourning for my said dear wife the said Benjamin Thomas Handy Henry Handy Louisa Handy Sophia Harris Henrietta Handy and Jane Elizabeth Mary Ann Rowland my said natural children) I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my said dear wife for her own sole and separate use and benefit for ever and lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said dear wife Mary Handy sole Executrix of this my will hereby revoking and making void all former and other will and wills by me at anytime heretofore made and do declare this only to be my last will and Testament in Witness whereof I the said Benjamin Handy have to this my last will and Testament contained in five sheets of paper to the four first sheets thereof set my hand and to the fifth sheet thereof my hand and seal this twenty third day of July the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine B. Handy (??) signed sealed published and declared by the said Benjamin Handy the testator as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and the presence of each other have set and subscribed our names as witnesses h[ereto on the day of the date above written (the words “wife of George Rowland” in the eleventh line form the bottom of the first sheet being previously interlined – Ino Robinson G. Hall, Mary [?] Street Piccadilly London – Philip Davis [?] same place and date

This is a Codicil to my last will written within and dated the twenty third day of July one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine whereas in my said will I have bequeathed to Benjamin Thomas Handy and Henry Handy in my said will named the sum of one thousand four hundred pounds stock each Now I do hereby bequeath to them and each of them the sum of two hundred pounds like stock more in addition to the said bequeath of one thousand four hundred pounds stock each I direct the Executrix in the said will after my decease to ??? and invest in some respectable government or other office the sum of two hundred pounds to purchase an annuity upon and during the life of my natural son George Handy and I direct my executrix to pay the amount of the said annuity to the said George Handy half yearly during his life but such annuity is not to be mortgaged anticipated incumbered or charged by the said George Handy only to be paid to him or on his own receipt every half year. I give and bequeath to my old friend Joseph Southby fire work maker formerly of the Vauxhall Gardens but now of the Surrey Gardens the sum of two hundred pounds and in all other respects I ratify my said will In witness whereof I the said Benjamin Handy have to this Codicil set my hand this twenty fifth day of June one thousand eight hundred and forty two --- B. Handy – Signed published and declared by the said Testator Benjamin Handy as and for a Codicil to his last will and to be taken as part thereof in the presence of us --- H. G. Robinson Sol. Half Moon St. -- Wm Whiting his Clerk.

In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury In the Goods of Mr. Benjamin Handy deceased.

Appeared Personally Henry George Robinson of No. 6 Half Moon Street Piccadilly in the County of Middlesex Esquire and made oath that he is one of the subscribed witnesses to [fol. 23r]Codicil to the last will and Testament of Benjamin Handy late of the City of Bath Gentleman deceased now hereunto annexed bearing date the twenty fifth day of June one thousand eight hundred and forty two and he further made Oath that on the twenty fifth day of June aforesaid the said testator duly executed the said Codicil to his said will by signing his name at the foot and thereof in the presence of this deponent and of William Whiting the other subscribed witness thereto both of whom were present together at the same same time and thereupon this deponent and the said William Whiting attested and subscribed the said Codicil in the presence of the said testator – H.G. Robinson -- On the 26th day of May 1845 the said Henry George Robinson was duly sworn to the truth of this affidavit Before me – S. B. Burnaby ??? Fred: Geo: Cox. Not ??

Proved at London with a Codicil 28th May 1845 before the Worshipful Sherrard Beaumont Burnaby22     A man of this unusual name, was the vicar of St. John at Hampstead from 1873 to 1900 (from “Find-a-Grave”), but this more likely the older one c.1771-1848, who seems to have been Doctor of Laws.. Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oath of Mary Handy Widow the Relict the sole executrix to whom admon was granted being first sworn 3 July to administer (
Transcript supplied by James Doelman, descendant).

Children of Benjamin Handy and Mary Huntley (Grant)

Bennett Richard Fleming Handy

(1 October 1838 - 23 May 1903)
     Bennett Richard Fleming Handy was born on 1 October 1838 in Westmeath, Ireland. He was the son of Rev Richard Fleming Handy and Jane Dugdale.
In August 1859,The Rev Richard Fleming Handy writes that his second son, Bennett is preparing for the Army at a military academy in Dublin..
     He served as an officer in the 8th Regiment of Foot (King's Liverpool Regiment) between August 1861 and 1865. He served 6 years and 235 days at home and 3 years and 2 days abroad: Gibraltar from Oct 1861 to 25 May 1863 and Malta from 2 December 1863 to 30 April 1865. He became an ensign on 7 August 1861, purchased a Lieutenancy on 29 November 1864, and became Captain on 4 June 1873 without purchase, vice Bannatyne. He was described as a Lt Colonel in his death notice in the New York Times.
The estate of Samuel Bennett Roden Handy, Bennett Richard Fleming Handy, Richard Fleming Handy, Christina Rebecca Handy and John Henry Nunn, owners and petitioners, of Kinnavally, a fee simple estate situate in the Barony of Tirawley, co. Mayo to be sold by auction of 5 July 1867.
Bennett Richard Fleming Handy was listed in a directory dated 1868 as Lt Bennet Fleming Handy at 8th Foot, Chatham Depot, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
     Bennett Richard Fleming Handy was recorded on the 1871 census in Salford, Lancashire. Bennet F Handy, aged 32, head, born Ireland.
In 1878, he was listed as Bennett G Handy, in the Line Battalions 8th (The Kings) and in 1888 he was listed in the Reserve of Officers in Hart's Army list.
Bennett Richard Fleming Handy was listed in a directory dated 1879 as Capt Bennett Fleming Handy, 2nd Battln, 8th Foot at Bengal, India.
     Bennett died on 23 May 1903 in Bath, Somerset, aged 64. Bennett Richard F Handy, aged 64.