Patrick Joseph Handy

(9 February 1874 - )
     Patrick Joseph Handy was born on 9 February 1874 in Arden?, Tullamore, Offaly. He was registered as Hand. He was the son of Patrick Handy and Ann Downes.

Peter Handy

(before April 1843 - )
     Peter Handy was born before April 1843. He was the son of John Handy and Ann Kenny.

Peter Handy

(12 August 1871 - )
     Peter Handy was born on 12 August 1871 in Lumdoon, Parsonstown or Birr, Ballybritt barony, Offaly, Ireland. He was the son of Peter Handy and Ann Kelly.

Peter Handy

(circa 1797 - )
     Peter Handy was born circa 1797 in Rahugh, Moycashel, Westmeath. He was the son of Stray Handy.
     Peter served in the 81st Regiment of Foot from December 1815 to 1822. His discharge papers state: Peter Handy, born in the parish of Rahugh, near Tullamore co. Westmeath was enlisted for the 81st Regiment at Tullamore, King's county on the 19 December 1815 at the age of 18 for life. He has served in the army for 6 years & 280 days. In consequence of pulmonary disease contracted on the march with his regiment from Dublin to Cork in the month of August 1820. He also laboures under a wasting and paralysis of the muscles of the left shoulder ... arising without external injury. General conduct good. He made his mark, 7 June 1822 at Abbey Barracks. His description was: about 24, 5 foot 10 3/4 inches in height, brown hair, gray eyes, swarthy complexion, occuption - labourer..

Peter Handy

(circa 1853 - 13 March 1901)
     Peter Handy was born circa 1853 in Dundee, Angus. He was the son of John Handy and Ann Kenny. Catherine, James, Peter and Thomas were listed as the children of John Handy in the 1861 census in Rothay Land Session St, Dundee.
     Peter Handy married Ann Kelly before 1864. Peter, Thomas and James were listed as the children of John Handy in the 1871 census in Smiths Pend, Session St, Dundee, Angus.
     Peter Handy married Helen Smith on 11 August 1873 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland.
     Peter Handy and Helen Smith appeared on the 1881 census in 36 Walton Street, Liff & Benvie, Angus, Scotland. Peter Handy, married 38, born Dundee, Forfar, head, Calender Worker; Helen, 27 born Wick, Wife, Alexina, 7, Dundee, Scholar, John,4, Dundee, son, Joseph,11 months, born Dundee, son.
     Peter died of typhoid fever at 11.15 am on 13 March 1901 in King's Cross Hospital, Dundee. He was aged 46, calendar worker, husband of Helen Smith and son of John Handy & Ann Kenny, both deceased. The informant was his widow Helen Handy, of 137 Lochee Rd.

Child of Peter Handy and Ann Kelly

Children of Peter Handy and Helen Smith

Peter Handy

( - 10 July 1713)
     Peter Handy was the son of Patrick Handy.
     Peter was buried on 10 July 1713 in St Mary, Dublin. Peter, son of Patrick Handy, poor.

Peter Handy

( - before 1882)
     Peter died before 1882.

Child of Peter Handy

Policeman Handy

(circa 1775 - )
     Policeman Handy married Elizabeth Unknown (Handy). Policeman Handy was born circa 1775. He was the son of Stray Handy.

Protestant Stray Handy

Children of Protestant Stray Handy

Raheen, RC Handy

     Raheen, RC Handy was born in Clara, Kilbride, Offaly, Ireland. He was the son of Stray Handy.

Child of Raheen, RC Handy

Ralph Richardson Handy

(18 May 1842 - 21 January 1880)
     Ralph Richardson Handy was born on 18 May 1842 in 'Parke House', Upper Moyfenrath, Meath, Ireland. He was the son of Alexander Kingston Handy and Mary Richardson.
     He served in the 45th Regiment (The Forester Brigade) from April 1862 to September 1863. Ralph Richardson Handy of the 45th Regiment of Infantry. Born Parkhouse, co. Meath on 18 May 1842. Age on first entry to the Army 19 years and 11 months. Ensign by purchase 22 April 1862. Retired by sale of commission 11 September 1863. Signed R R Handy, Ens 45th.. Ralph Richardson Handy witnessed Samuel Wesley Handy and Martha Emilia Williams's wedding on 24 October 1867 in St Peter, Dublin, Ireland.
     A marriage settlement between Ralph Richardson Handy and Gertrude Frances Williams was made on 16 September 1869 in 'Park House', Upper Moyfenrath, Meath. Copy marriage settlement executed in the names of Ralph Richardson Handy, Esq & Miss Gertrude F Williams dated 16 September 1869. Indenture between 1) Alexander Kingston Handy of Park House, Meath, esq 2) Ralh Richardson Handy of the same place,esq. son of the said A K Handy, 3) Gertrude Frances Williams of Lower Leeson St, Dublin, spinster; 4) Samuel Wesley Handy of Springfield, Kings co. & Henry Michael Williams of Williamstown House, co Kildare. Whereas AKH has perpetual freehold estate of lans of Park ferotty?? 235 acres obtained by induenture of feu farm grant dated 27 April 1859 ... and is also seized of lands in 'Spring park' c. 80 acres from indenture of fee farm grant dated 5 March 1863 ... mentions William Orme Handy the eldest son & heir of A K Handy.
     Ralph Richardson Handy married Gertrude Frances Williams, daughter of Michael Williams and Martha Unknown (Williams), on 16 September 1869 in Dublin. Mentioned also in the marriage settlement date, S Handy of Springfield, Phillipstown the only surviving trustee in Feb 1907.
     Ralph died on 21 January 1880 in Salford, Lancashire, England, aged 37. He is mentioned on his father's memorial at Castlejordan: also Ralph
R. Handy 45 Regiment of foot died Jan 21st 1880 aged 38 years.
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     His widow lived at Ulverstone, Cumbria with her niece Miss Stokes (as Mrs Raff Handy). They had a son Kingston Handy who died young in the USA and his mother looked after the two grandchildren - Franklin and Betty. When she became too old, they were adopted by a family in Canada. However Betty later resumed her original name of Handy. She was a nurse and married a Scot called 'Fitzpatrick' [probably Kirkpatrick] who was in uniform during the war. [Ruth White].

Child of Ralph Richardson Handy and Gertrude Frances Williams

RC Handy

     RC Handy was the son of Stray Handy.

Children of RC Handy

Rebecca Cecilia Handy

(26 May 1877 - 20 October 1961)
     Rebecca Cecilia Handy was also known as Rebekah in records. She was born on 26 May 1877 in Mill Bay?, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada. She was the daughter of Samuel Wesley Handy and Amelie Vautrin. Rebecca Cecilia Handy was christened on 9 June 1878 in St Anne's, Canada. She was listed on the 1871 census with Samuel Wesley Handy and Amelie Vautrin in 1891 in Cowichan South, British Columbia; ||Samuel Handy aged 54, farmer, born Ireland, Methodist, head of household, father & mother born Ireland; Amelia Handy aged 49, homemaker, born BC, wife, Catholic, father born Quebec, mother born BC; Ellen aged 16, Catholic, daughter; Rebecca 13, Catholic, daughter; Walter, 11, Catholic, son; Florence 9, Catholic, daughter; living in a wooden single story house with 6 rooms.
     Rebecca Cecilia Handy married Henry Vincent Robertson in 1893.
     Rebecca Cecilia Handy and Henry Vincent Robertson lived at Shawnigan Lake, Vancouver Island, 1901.
     Rebecca Cecilia Handy married Carl Johan W Carlson on 25 April 1932 in Tzouhalem, British Columbia. Rebecca Cecilia Handy was the informant at the death of Samuel Wesley Handy, on 5 March 1933.
     Rebecca died on 20 October 1961 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, aged 84.

Richard Fleming Handy

(circa 1845 - )
     Richard Fleming Handy was born circa 1845 in Kilkenny, Ireland. He was the son of Rev Richard Fleming Handy and Jane Dugdale.
     In August 1859 his father describes him as his youngest son, a boy, is in the sea service these few months past. He was late of the QR [Queens' Regiment] or RN [Royal Navy] when informant at his father's? death in 1865 at Blunden Villa, Kilkenny. Richard Fleming Handy was the informant at the death of Rev Richard Fleming Handy, on 4 January 1865. Richard Fleming Handy and Christina Rebecca Handy were beneficiaries in Rev Richard Fleming Handy's will proved 27 April 1865 in Dublin, Ireland.
     Richard Fleming Handy married Ann Killian on 18 April 1866 in the Register Office, Dublin, Ireland.
     Richard Fleming Handy and Christina Rebecca Handy were mentioned in July 1867.
     Richard Fleming Handy and Ann Killian were recorded in 1900 census in New York, USA. Richard F Handy, born c Mar 1842, Ireland, wife Annie, married for 34 years. immigrated 1867.

Rev Richard Fleming Handy

(1796 - 4 January 1865)
     Rev Richard Fleming Handy was born in 1796 in Westmeath, Ireland. He was 67 at his death in January 1865, but 17 in on entering Trinity College in July 1813. He was the son of Samuel Wesley Handy and Catherine Fleming.
     Richard matriculated at Trinity College, Dublin, on 5 July 1813. Richard Fleming Handy, S.C. (Mr Craig) 5 July 1813 aged 17; son of Samuel, generosus; born Westmeath. B.A. 1817, M.A. Nov 1832. Richard Ballynamara - Vicar 1851.- Richard Fleming Handy pres. by Dean and Chapter, inst. April 29 (D.R.), son of Samuel Handy, "gen.", b. in Co. Westmeath, ed. by Mr. Craig, ent. TCD as SC 5 July 1813 aged 17, BA 1817, MA 1832, ord. Deacon 1821, curate at Kilbeggan 1821, Curate Rathgraffe 1826, PC Enniscoffy 1831-2=32, PC Mayne 1832-51, Rector of Ballinamara (Ossory) 1851-65 between 1821 and 1865.
     Alarming outrage ... William Henderson (Steward to Samuel Wesley Handy, of Bracca Castle, Esq.) ... Subscribers ... Samuel Wesley Handy, Esq. ... Thomas Handy, Esq. Rev. Richard Handy ... Samuel Handy, Ballintubber, Co. Mayo, Esq., Wm. Orme Handy, Ormston, Esq. John Handy, Bettymount, Goresbridge, Esq.
     Rev Richard Fleming Handy was mentioned in the will of Samuel Wesley Handy dated 12 August 1824. Rev Richard Fleming Handy was mentioned in a codicil to the will of Samuel Wesley Handy on 13 August 1826.
     Diocese of Meath 1828: account of the number of unbeneficed curates of the established church, specifying the number of years during which they have so officiated, and the account of salary and allowances which they have severally received: Richard Handy, 17 May 1822, £75 p.a., house, garden and stable.
     Rev Richard Fleming Handy married Jane Dugdale on 6 January 1831 in St George's, Dublin. In St George's Church, by the Rev. William Bushe, the Rev. Richard Fleming Handy, of Castlepollard, county Westmeath, to Jane, youngest daughter of the late Bennett Dugdale, of Belvidere-place, Esq (June 1831). Witnessed by John Handy..
     Richard was registered as Rev Richard F Handy, Mayne, perpetual curacy, Mayne, 50 pounds at Mayne Glebe, Castle Pollard, Demifore Barony, Westmeath, on the October 1832 electoral roll.
     Rev Richard Fleming Handy lived at Mayne Glebe, Castle Pollard, Rathgarve or Rathgraff, Westmeath, Ireland, 1837.
     Rev Richard Fleming Handy was mentioned in the will of Dorothea Ann Handy dated 31 March 1853. Rev Richard Fleming Handy was listed in a directory dated 1854 as Rev Richard F Handy at Kilkenny. 1854 ecclesiastical directory (pt of Thom's): Richard F Handy, diocese of Ossory, parish of Kilkenny.      
Rev Richard Fleming Handy was taxed in the Primary Valuation of IrelandRev Richard F Handy, leased land and one cottage from the Earl of Arran valued at £12/10/- circa 1856 in Kinnavally, Kilfian, Tyrawley barony, Mayo.
     The Longford journal reported: Assault of the Rev Mr Handy in Kilkenny ... R F Handy .... Richard was vicar at Ballinamara, Kilkenny, Ireland, in 1859.
     The Rev Richard Fleming Handy, AM, of Bluden Villa, Kilkenny, Ireland wrote to Isaac Handy of the US re his family on 22 August 1859. He mentions some of his siblings, his parents, his grandfather and his children: 3 sons and 1 daughter. He states that he was encumbent of Mayne in Westmeath a few years ago, but am now Vicar of the Living at Ballinamara, co. Kilkenny.
     My ancestor, who settled in this country from England, came over here with Oliver Cromwell, I think, in 1649, and was a distinguished officer of Dragoons in his army, so much so, that very large grants of the forfeited estates of Land were made to him, at that time, amounting in value to a great many thousands of pounds per annum, In the possession of which however, he was never fully invested, owing to the very unsettled state of the times immediately succeeding that period: and, at the Restoration of Charles the 2d, shortly after, the attainder was taken off those nobles etc., whose estates had been forfeited to him.
     He purchased, I believe, in this country then extensively Estates of Land, which descended to my Grandfather Samuel Handy, Esq. of Caolalough, County Westmeath.
     As you are desirous to know something of their habits of life - prowess &c &c, I am truly happy to inform you that my said Grandfather was one of the excellent of the earth, in his day and generation, very active in his habits, and of a very strong constitution. He was one of the most attached, and particular friends of that justly celebrated and faithful servant of the Lord, the Revd. John Wesley, the great Originator of Methodism in these kingdoms, and in America, whose name still liveth green in the hearts of multitudes, who honor his memory, and of whom it may be truly observed, in passing, that, though long since "dead he yet speaketh," for "his works do follow him." This great and Godly man was in the habit Of spending much time with my Grandfather at Caolalough, where he was used to hold large Field Meetings, which were eagerly flocked to by vast numbers of the Community, of all Ranks from the adjacent Counties. This holy man baptized my dear father, of whom you have made mention in your letter to me. Viz, the late Samuel Wesley Handy of Bracca Castle, County Westmeath, He was called "Wesley" after this said Mr. Wesley, from the love which my grandparents bore unto him.
     Before I proceed further in this family narrative, I must here mention that my Grandfather had a brother, Jonathan Handy Esq. who resided at Bracca Castle, and died without issue, leaving his fortune, which was a good one, to my Grandfather. My Grandfather, like those before him, was in early life a Presbyterian, but became afterwards a member of the Church of England.
     My father was a man of similar habits of life to those of my Grandfather, religiously disposed from an early period of life, and a great encourager of the Methodists, having the Preachers of that connection regularly to attend, and preach in his house at Bracca Castle till his death; which occurred in the October of 1829. He had one brother Mr. John Handy, who was also a very devout character, and died a few years later and was never married.
In early life my father was both extremely active and given much to field sports, as shooting and hunting. He would gallop a pair of race horses abreast, in hand at full speed round a race course, with one foot standing on the back of each horse. When he became more settled, he devoted his mind a good deal to agriculture and farming in a general way upon his estates. He was a very celebrated breeder of stock, both of sheep and black cattle, one of the most so in this Kingdom, and he was likewise a most excellent judge of them. His sons, my brothers, had the same propensities for Field Sports and Farming, and some of them became eminently pious in their later years, and their sons now appear very like-minded with their Fathers. May the Grace of God which bringeth Salvation operate effectually upon them to the conversion of their hearts to God, and to the Salvation of their souls through Christ!!!
My dear Mother, Miss Fleming, was cousin to Lady Harrington, the mother of the present Duchess of Beford, and the Duchess of Leicester who died a few months since.
My father had fifteen children, five of whom died young, ten survived, viz: four daughters (the oldest of whom, Dorathea, was eminently pious from her early life, to her latest breath. Elizabeth, the second, was also a religious woman, and is no more here below. And I hope and pray that the end of the other two may be peace. They and I are the only ones who are still spared for a little while. Oh, may we be ready to go forth and meet the Bridegroom, when he comes, and calls away!!!) and six sons. My five brothers were all of them married, have all left families, and the five are all dead. The children are too numerous to be singly made mention of here, but they all left a Samuel behind them. One of my nephews resides at Park House in Westmeath, another at Glencarne, Roscommon, and another at Spring Field, Kings County. My oldest brother's (Samuel's) son, Samuel of Bracca Castle, was married, died without issue, and left Bracca Castle to his widow for her life.
     I have three sons and one daughter myself. My eldest son, Samuel, lately entered the army, and is an officer of the 90th Reg. of Light Infantry, now serving in (East) India. My second son, Bennett, is preparing for the army at a military academy in Dublin, and my youngest son, Richard Fleming, a boy, is in the sea service these few months past.
     Had I likenesses of my dear Grandfather and Father, I should have much pleasure in transmitting them to you if possible, but I have them not, neither have I a picture of my father's residence, Bracca Castle, to send you. But as you were pleased to express a wish that I should send you a likeness of my most unworthy self, I had a photograph taken of me lately, when in Dublin, for the purpose of presenting you with it, which I now do, my dear Sir, with great pleasure.
     Like yourself, my office is to endeavor to win souls to Christ. And may God be pleased to honor my poor labours in the vineyard with his divine presence and blessing upon the work, so that precious souls, for whom Christ suffered death, may, through the foolishness of preaching, be brought to the saving knowledge of the Truth, as it is in Him; and by their godly life and conversation to show forth the praises of Him who had vouchsafed to call them out of darkness into His marvellous light; and from the power of Satan unto God, so that they might receive forgiveness of their sins and an inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith in the Lord Jesus! And may both you and I, my dear Sir, through the faithfulness of our preaching, etc, etc, be enabled in the great day of His appearing and judgement, to present our people unto Him, the seals of our ministry, and each of us to say with a rejoicing heart, "Here I am 0 Lord, and the children thou hast given me." It is a pleasing thing, no doubt, to have ancestral records of our Forefathers and to see an honorable testimony borne in their noble deeds and set forth in such beautiful and glowing language, as may excite an emulous imitation thereof in their juvenile descendants. But pleasing as such Records are, and how gratifying succor to the flesh, to have their great and mighty achievements preserved in vellum, yet still we know, that all such Records, however well described and splendidly bound up, in large and costly volumes, must perish by and by and leave but the stamp of vanity behind, where the Earth itself and all the works that are therein shall be dissolved and burned up.
     Oh may the writer of these lines, and all who may read them be brought so completely under the influence of God's Holy Spirit that forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forth unto those things which are before, they may continually press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus!!! Then shall they find to their soul's unspeakable comfort, and everlasting joy, and that they had not been forgotten; but most mercifully remembered, and noted with tokens of approval in God's own imperishable record, for they shall find their names written in the "Lamb's Book of Life," and the righteous shall be "had in everlasting remembrance."
     Many and sincere thanks for your kindness, to say that it will afford you "great pleasure to present me with a copy" of this work when completed. And I can assure that I feel very much interest in your work, and should you be pleased to send me a copy, shall, D.V., receive it joyfully. My only regret is that I am not able to furnish you with more information upon the subject. I have not a copy of our Coat of Arms to send you. I send you with my likeness, my own autograph.
     I was encumbent of Mayne in Westmeath a few years ago, but am now Vicar of the Living of Ballinamara, County Kilkenny. I shall be anxiously looking out for your reply shortly, and to say that you received all quite safe. Wishing you all success and every blessing from on High
     I remain my dear Sir,
     Very truly & Sincerely yours,
     Richard Fleming Handy, A. W
     Vicar of Ballinamara
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     Richard died of stomach cancer. on 4 January 1865 in 'Blunden Villa', Kilkenny, Kilkenny. At Blunden Villa, county Kilkenny, January 4, in the blessed and assured hope of a glorious immortality through the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Rev. Richard Fleming Handy, A.M., Vicar of Ballinamara, Diocese of Ossory, and formerly for many years the hard-working Curate of the parishes of Rathgraffe and Mayne, Diocese of Meath, youngest son of the late Samuel Wesley Handy, Esq., of Bracca Castle, county Westmeath. He was buried in Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath, Ireland. He is mentioned with his parents on a tombstone.... and their son the Rev Richard Fleming Handy, MA, Vicar of Ballinamara.. dioc. of Ossory....
     His will was proved on 27 April 1865 at Dublin, Ireland. Admon with will annexed, Rev Richard Fleming Handy, late of Blundenville,co. Kilkenny, died 4 Jan 1865. Effects under £3000 to his two children Christina Rebecca Handy, spinster & Richard Fleming Handy, Esq. both of Blundenville afsd, the children, two of the residuary legatees.

Children of Rev Richard Fleming Handy and Jane Dugdale

Robert Handy

(circa 1885 - )
     Robert Handy was born circa 1885 in Dublin.
     Robert Handy appeared on the 1911 census in 23 Main St, Gorey, Kilmkilloge, Wexford. Robert Handy, assistant, Church of Ireland, read & write, chemist, born co. Dublin, in the household of James Cooke, chemist.

Robert Handy

(circa 1875 - )
     Robert Handy was born circa 1875 in Westmeath.
     Robert Handy married Mary Unknown circa 1902.
     Robert Handy appeared on the 1911 census in Priestnewtown, Kilcoole, Newcastle, Wicklow. Handy Robert 36, herd (farm) born Westmeath; his wife Mary 31, married 9 years with 5 children, born Westmeath; children Eveline 8, born Dublin, Maud 7, Louisa 6, born Meath, Charlott 4, William 1, born Meath; all church of Ireland, the elder ones able to read and write.

Robert Arthur Handy

(8 November 1876 - 20 February 1950)
     Robert Arthur Handy was born on 8 November 1876 This date was given at his baptism but on 22 Sep 1876 an un-named son was born to William Handy & Jane (Haddock) of Ardnurcher, parish clek. in Tullamore RD, Offaly & Westmeath, Ireland. He was the son of William Handy and Jane Haddock. Robert Arthur Handy was christened on 21 January 1877 in Ardnurcher, Wdestmeath. Son of William & Jane, of School House, Horseleap. Robert and Elizabeth were listed as William Handy's children in the 1901 census in Ardnurcher Glebe, Kilcumreagh, Offaly, Ireland.
     Robert Arthur Handy married Mary Bulgaer/Bulgan/Bolger on 6 September 1902 in Ardnurcher, Westmeath. Robert Arthur Handy, son of William Handy..., to Mary Bulgear daughter of James Bulgaer, servant, both single, of full age, servants at Horseleap. They both signed in the presence of Catherine Louisa Handy & Elizabeth Handy.
     Robert died on 20 February 1950 in Leeson St, Dublin, aged 73. Robert A Handy, widower, 73, OAP, informant W Handy, son, 68 Lt Leeson St.

Robert Patrick Handy

(1902 - 22 January 1942)
     Robert Patrick Handy was born in 1902 in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. He was the son of Patrick Francis Handy and Mary Collins.
     Robert Patrick Handy married Christina Cromb Kerr in 1927 in Kirkcaldy, Fife.
     Robert died on 22 January 1942. He was a stoker (LT/KX 107970) on HM Trawler Rosemonde, Royal Naval Patrol Service. He is mentioned on the Lowestoft Naval Memorial, Suffolk, panel 10 column 1.

Rodger Handy

( - before 2 December 1762)
     Rodger died before 2 December 1762 in Dublin. He was buried on 2 December 1762 in St Paul, Dublin.

Roger Maurice Handy

(23 April 1946 - 6 December 2002)
     Roger Maurice Handy was born on 23 April 1946 in Ireland. He was the son of Rev Maurice Arthur Handy and Daphne Murial Guy.
     Roger Maurice Handy lived at 19 Killiney Ave, Killiney, Dublin, Ireland, 1985.
     Roger Maurice Handy lived at 16 Glencairn Ave, The Gallops, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 1999.
     Roger died several weeks after being hit by a bicycle outside his office, falling backwards, sustaining a fatal brain injury. on 6 December 2002 in Dublin, aged 56. He was the alternating president of a European organisation of property agents. FRICS. He was buried on 14 December 2002? In Whitechurch cemetery, Dublin.

Rose Handy

(3 June 1869 - )
     Rose Handy was born on 3 June 1869 in Lisboy, Down. She was the daughter of Hugh Handy and Mary Ann McMullen.

Ruth Handy

(circa 1799 - 1871)
     Ruth Handy was born circa 1799 in Ireland. She was the daughter of Samuel Wesley Handy and Catherine Fleming. Ruth Handy was recorded on the 1821census in the household of Samuel Wesley Handy and Catherine Fleming in Brackareagh, Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath. She was aged 21 and described as daughter.
     Ruth Handy married William Phibbs Knott, son of James Knott, on 24 April 1828 in Horseleap or Ardnurcher, Westmeath. On the 24th ult, at Horseleap church, by the Rev. George Leslie Gresson, Vicar of Ardnurcher, William Phibbs Knott, Esq., son of James Knott, of Battlefield, county Sligo, Esq., to Ruth, daughter of Samuel Wesley Handy, of Bracca Castle, county Westmeath, Esq.
     In Dorothea Ann Handy's will dated 31 March 1853 in Dublin, Ireland, Ruth Handy was named as heir; Incumbered Estate Court Documents: Copyhold of Dorothea Anne Handy, spinster, deceased of Camden St, Dublin, formerly of Bracca Castle, co. Westmeath, I Dorothea Ann Handy, late of Bracca Castle co. Westmeath, but now of Camden St Dublin, spinster...
I give all my property ... unto William Orme Handy of Park House, co. Westmeath, esq.
my nephew Alexander Kingston Handy of Park House Westmeath Esq and my niece Catherine Handy Crawford of Rathmines Rd, Dublin, spinster, daughter of my sister Elizabeth Crawford otherwise Handy, deceased & to the survivor of them
to my niece Catherine Handy Crawford £150
to my niece Rebecca Jane Crawford £200
to my niece Margaret Crawford £150, daughters of my said sister Elizabeth.
To my niece Anne Handy, daughter of my brother John Handy of Leeson St, city of Dublin, esq. the sum of £100
To Mary Elizabeth Handy, daughter of my brother Thomas Handy £5
To my niece Christian Rebecca Handy, daughter of my brother Rev Richard Handy £15.
All legacies to be free of husbands influence.
£5 to my sister Maria Jane Wallace
£5 to my sister Ruth Knott
to Mrs Rachael Fielding who now resides with me & has done so for many years she being 79 years of age declining £150
I give to John Wade Esq & Mr George Revington? Primitive Wesleyan Minister, both of Mt PLeasant Square, co. Dublin £5 each & whereas my brother William has £100 to be divided equally between my said brother William's two daughters Kate Handy & Mary Kingston Handy...
Residue to my said nieces [3 Crawfords] & appoint them residuary legatees.
Alexander Kingston Handy has a cheap lease and my said brother William Orme Handy & Catherine Handy Crawford to be executors. Signed 31 March 1853. Witnessed by J Fowler DG Secretary to the Freemasons of Ireland.

     In the matter of the estate of William Phibbs Knott and Ruth Knott his wife, owners; ex parte the Rev Lambert Watson Hepenstal, petitioner; rental and particular of sale of lands held in fee farm part of the manor of Aughrim, in the parish of Aughrim, Barony of Kilconnell, co. Galway which will be sold by public auction 16 Nov 1858. Observations: 1400 acres original demised in Nov 1717 ... granted & demised to Samuel Handy, of Aughrim, co. Galway, gentleman ... By indented articles of agreement dated 10 June 1772 between said Samue Handy (the 2nd) and Samuel Wesley Handy, eldest son and heir apparent of the said Samuel Handy of the 1st part, Mathew Fleming and Catherine Fleming, eldest daughter of the said Mathew Fleming of the 2nd part, and Archbold Fleming and Thomas Fouace (Trustees therein named of the 3rd part, therein reciiting, that a marriage was then intended to be had between the said Samuel Wesley Handy and said Catherine Fleming; and also that the said Samuel Handy (the 2nd) amongst other lands was seized and possessed of the said town and lands of Aughrim ... one moiety or half of the town and lands of Aughrim which were therefor settled upon him, the said Samuel Handy (2nd) by his father Samuel Handy (the lessee) together with the Mill and Miller's Garden of said town, and also the moiety or half of the lands of Coolalah, being part of the said Lands of Aughrim, which were theretofore settled by said Samuel Handy (the lessee) in his lifetime, on his son John Handy, and other lands therein mentioned, subject to the yearly rent o f£148 sterling ... The said Samuel Handy (2nd) by his will bearing the date 1 July 1779, gave, devised and bequeathed, to his wife Lucy Handy, James Deaves, and Thomas Wade, amongst other lands ... Ardrass... Attydermott ... part of the Lordship of Aughrim ... to the use of his son John Handy, and his assigns for life and after the decease of the said John Handy, to the use of such of said John Handy's children, and in such proportions, etc. as the said John Handy should by Deed as therein mentioned direct ...then to the use of his, the said Samuel Handy's (the 2nd) son, Samuel Wesley Handy, for his life, and after the decease of the said Samuel Wesley Handy, to the use of the children, or of any one or more of the children of the said Samuel Wesley Handy, in such manner and form... as the said Samuel Wesley Handy, by any Deed or wiriting, or by his last will and testmement, to be executed and signed ...
By Deed of appointment, bearing date 13 Aug 1821, made and executed by the said Samuel Wesley Handy, and therein reciting the will of the said Samuel Handy (2nd) bearing date of 1 July 1779.. the said SWH was desirous of exercising the power of appointment reserved to him by the said will, in favour of (his children) Dorothea Anne Handy, Maria Jane Handy, Ruth Handy, Elizabeth Crawford , otherwise Handy, and William Orme Handy,
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     Ruth may have died in 1871 in Killala, Mayo.

Ruth Handy

(say 1744 - before 26 May 1789)
     Ruth Handy was born say 1744. She was the daughter of Samuel Handy and Ruth Bertrand.
     Ruth died before 26 May 1789 in Ennis or Dame St, Dublin. The Hibernan chronicle 1 Jun 1789 reported: Miss Ruth Handy, daughter of Samuel W Handy Esq., of Bracca Castle, co Westmeath; Freeman's journal on 26 May 1789 reported: Miss Handy (Deaths)Ennis St:of Bracca Castle Miss Ruth Handy.

Samuel Handy

(1713 - before 16 October 1779)
     Samuel Handy was born in 1713 in Ireland. He was described as the youngest of three sons. Documents in the Registry of Deeds describe him as the youngest son. He was witnessing documents in 1725/6.. He was the son of Samuel Handy and Jane or Joan Lowe. Samuel Handy was mentioned in a conveyance of property on 26 November 1717. Deed of Settlement made by George Warburton, then deceased, bearing date the 26 Nov 11717, granted and demised to Samuel Handy of Aughrim, co.Galsway, gentleman, 1400 acres of the lands Aughrim, Attydermott etc. The interest in these lands granted and demised by said lease, having subsequently become vested in Sanmual Handy (the youngest son of the Lessee in said lease).. They was listed on a deed dated 3 January 1726/27 as a witness. A memorial of articles dated 3 January 1726/7 whereby Thomas Handy of Templemackatire co. Westmeath, gent. for consideration thereunder mentioned did give & grant to Samuel Handy of Brackarea in the said county, gent, his heirs etc, all his right, title/tithe and interest in the farm lands and appurtenances of Aghrim in the co. of Galway then in possession of the said Samuel Handy forever after the decease of the said Thomas Handy paying yearly during the said Thomas Handy's life the sum of £15 sterling annually which said article is witnessed by Mary Whalley, sister to the said Thomas Handy and by Samuel Handy junior, son to the said Samuel Handy & this memorial is witnessed by Samuel Handy junior and John Handy son to the said Samuel Handy. Samuel Handy - seal, Signed and sealed in the presence of John Handy & Samuel Handy jr.
     Samuel Handy married Unknown Blakeney circa 1732. They had 2 children who died..
     Samuel Handy was party to a land transaction on 20 January 1739/40 in Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath. Deeds of lease and release dated 20 & 21 January 1739 between Samuel Handy of Brackareagh, Westmeath, gent of the first part & Samuel Handy of Coolelaugh, Westmeath, gent, youngest son of the said Samuel Handy of the other part whereby Samuel Handy the elder in love and affection and the consideration of £700 to be paid to Brabazon Newcomen by the said Samuel Handy the younger did grant bargain and sell unto Samuel Handy the younger the town & lands ... of Coololough being a moiety of the lands purchased by the said Samuel Handy the elder from James Clark, deceased, situate in the barony of Moycashel. And also a moiety of the town & lands of Aghrim containing 1414 acres held by the said SH the elder from Richard Warburton, Esq for lifes with renewals for ever ... with half of the customs or toll of the market & fairs of Aghrim aforesaid and half of the profits of the mills of the same and half the gardens which belonged to the mill with all the privileges etc to the said town and lands ... to the said Samuel Handy the younger and to his heirs forever ... with a clause that Samuel Handy the younger and his heirs & under tenants of Coolelough aforesaid shall have free liberty to pass through Brackareagh to the bog of Brackareagh. Witnessed by John Handy of Brackareagh, Westmeath, gent. Signed by Samuel Handy.
     A virtually identical deed on the same date gave the lands of Brackareagh to John Handy the second son of Samuel Handy with a clause and warranty and a yearly provision out of the said lands and premises for the said Samuel Handy & Joan Handy his wife and the survivor of them.
     Samuel Handy was mentioned in the will of Samuel Handy dated 3 March 1740. He was described as his son.
     A marriage settlement between Samuel Handy and Ruth Mirifield was made on 31 August 1742 in Ireland. Deed between Samuel Handy of Coolelaugh co Westmeath, esq & Ruth Mirifield alias Bertrand of Dublin city, widow, daughter of Peter Bertrand of Dublin city, merchant who is a party to the settlement of which the trustees are John Bertrand & J... Bred? both of Dublin city, merchants, the bride is entitled to £200 under will of her uncle J John Bertrand of Dublin city merchant deceased & now gets £300 from her father in addition to what she owns in her own right. Handy owes £1400 to Brabazon Newcombe as mortgage of his 1/2 of Coolelough in Moycashel barony, co. Westmeath bought by his father Samuel Handy senior from Jas Clerk which he settles, also his 1/2 of Aughrim ... in Kilconnel barony co Galway held on lease of lives for ever from Richard Warburton dew by Sam Handy senior. Aghrim, Brackareah Asers...lane and Collelaugh have been divided between the bridegroom Handy Handy junior and his brother John Handy. Coolelough being 1/2 of the whole lands of Brackareah, Coolelaugh & A..ras..lane. Memorial gives a very full description of the boundaries of Coolelaugh & Aghrim. Witnesses William Wade of Killervally co. Westmeath, gent, Chas Heatley gent & Gilbert Allason notary public, both of Dublin city, memorial signed by Sam Handy.
     Samuel Handy married secondly Ruth Merfield on 7 September 1742 in St James, Dublin, Ireland. It is said that he fell in love with her as a schoolgirl of 14, but her father disallowed the marriage. Both married and had two children - who all died. She married a Mr Merrifield/Merfield & at 18 she came to Bracca Castle a bride. Her travelling dress being a green cloth habit with cloth cap to match with gold band. She and Sam were Godly people. He was listed on a deed dated 20 October 1742 as a witness. Indented deed of lease 20 October 1742 between John Handy of Brackareagh, Westmeath, gent & William Crowe of Aghrim, co. Galway, clerk. John Handy did demise to Wm Crow lands of Milcam Bridge meared to the East by the river leading from the loughs of Aghrim to Milcam Bridge on the south by the high road leading from Milcom Bridge to the town of Aghrim on the west by that part of Coololagh called the rough park and on the north by the lough of Aghrim to Kelly bog ... 38 acres 2 perches, plantation measure in the parish of Aghrim, barony of Kilconnell, c. Galway. Lease by lives ... Witnessed by Samuel Handy of Coolelough, Westmeath, gent.
     Samuel Handy was mentioned in a deed dated 29 April 1743 in Tyrrellspass, Westmeath. A deed for a backhouse for peppercorn between Oliver Shannon & Anthony Bertrand, both skinners of Dublin and Peter Bertrand, Samuel Handy, gent, etc..
     Samuel Handy and John Handy were mentioned in a deed dated 17 June 1743 in Westmeath. A deed of lease and release dated 17 & 18 June 1743: lease between 1) Richard Warburton, etc. & Brabazon Newcomen & 2) Dame Mary Dunn, widow and release between 1) Richard Warburton, 2? John Handy of Brackareah, Westmeath, gent & Samuel Handy of Coolelough, Westmeath, gent, 3) Brabazon & 4) Dame Mary Dunne: the release citing that James Clarke & Thomas Clarke of Kildare, by deed of release dated 22 April 1706 had released & confirmed in mortgage unto John Tandy of Drewstown in the county of Meath the town and lands of Kilbeg c. 285 acres & Brackareagh, baron of Moycashel, co. Westmeath, with an annuity of £30 payable to Thos Clarke for life and by release dated 5 August 1710 reciting that there was now due to John Tandy .... [£1000] the said John Tandy ... released & confirmed unto John Ussher ... & the said James Clarke agreed to sell to Samuel Handy father of the said John & Samuel Handy his equity of redemption in that part of Kilbeg & Brackareagh commonly known as Colelaugh containing c.150 acres as in map annexed & also to convey to Samuel Handy his equity in redemption in that part of Brackareagh c. 108 acres for which purchase Samuel Handy was to pay £1840/13/6 ... and further reciting that the said Samuel Handy the father was dead but before his death by deed of 21 January 1730/1 ... by which said deed whereof this said memorial in consideration of £1100 to Brabazon Newcomen paid by the said Dame Mary Dunne by the direction of the said John Handy & Samuel Handy the younger ... the said BN did grant release and confirm and the said John Handy & Samuel Handy died ratify & confirm unto the said Dame Mary Dunne the foresaid part of the lands of Kilbeg and Brackah commonly called Colelough c. 180 acres and Brackagh c. 108 acres to hold to the said Mary Dunne her heirs, etc. forever subject to the equity of redemption remaining in the said John & Samuel Handy did ... release forever quitclaim and confirm unto the said Mary Dunne all their estate, right& equity of redemption the said lands to hold to her & her heirs & assigns absolutely. Discharged for the equity remaining ....
     Samuel Handy and Sarah Handy were mentioned in a deed dated 12 April 1744. Deed of lease and release dated 12 & 13 April 1744 between 1) Henry Pemberton of the city of Dublin, merchant 2) Samuel Handy of Killbeg, Westmeath, gent & Thomas Strangman, Dublin, merchant & others. Deeds of release between the said 1) Henry Pemberton & Elizabeth his wife 2) Thomas Handy & Mary his wife & Sarah one of the daughters of the said Thomas & Mary Handy 3) John Pemberton the eldest son of Henry & Elizabeth 4) Samuel Handy and Thomas Strangman 5) John Pim of the city of Dublin, merchant & John Clibborn of Moat, Westmeath.... to be continued.
     Charles Wesley's diary: Friday, January 15th, 1748. I heard more good news from the country, whither we had sent some of our Preachers. At Tyril's-pass and the neighbouring towns there seems to be a great awakening.
Wed., January 20th. Mr. Hauby [Handy?] brought us glad tidings from the country, which made me eager to go with him.
Sat., January 23d. The answer of prayer returned. I met Mrs. M., who humbled herself, asked pardon of God and us, and seemed quite recovered.
Mon. morning, February 8th, took horse for Tyril's-pass. We overtook a lad whistling one of our tunes. He was a constant hearer, though a Roman, and joined with us in several hymns which he had by heart. Near seven we got, half choked with the fog, to Mr. Force's [Fouace?]. The town immediately took the alarm, and crowded in after us. God has begun a great work here. The people of Tyril's-pass were wicked to a proverb; swearers, drunkards, Sabbath-breakers, thieves, &., from time immemorial. But now the scene is entirely changed. Not an oath is heard, or a drunkard seen, among them. Aperto vivitur horto. They are turned from darkness to light. Near one hundred are joined in Society, and following hard after the pardoning God.
Tues., February 9th. I rode to Mr. Jonathan Handy's at Temple-Macqueteer, seven miles from Tyril's-pass, and pointed several of his poor neighbours to the Lamb of God.
Wed., February 10th. At eight I took horse for Athlone. We were seven in company, and rode mostly abreast. Some overtook us, running in great haste, and one horse-man, riding full speed. We suspected nothing, and rode on singing, till within half a mile of the town. Mr. Samuel Handy and Jonathan Healey happened to be foremost, three or four yards out of the line, though I had led the company till then. We were mounting a little hill, when three or four men appeared st the top, and bade us go back. We thought them in jest, till the stones flew. J. Healey was knocked off his horse with s stone, fell backward, and lay without sense or motion. Mr. Handy, setting spurs to his horse, charged through the enemy, and immediately turned upon them again. There were only five or six ruffians on the spot; but we saw many gathering to us from all sides.
I observed the man who had knocked down J. Healey striking him on the face with his club; cried to him to stop, which drew him upon me, and probably saved our brother's life, whom another blow might have dispatched. They had gathered against our coming great heaps of stones, one of which was sufficient to beat out our brains. How we escaped them, God only knows, and our guardian angels. I had no apprehension of their hurting me, even when one struck me on the back with a large stone, which took away my breath.
One struck Mr. Force on the head; at whom Mr. Handy made a full blow. He turned and escaped part, yet it knocked him down, and for the present disabled him. As often as we returned we were driven off by showers of stones. Some were for returning home; but I asked if we should leave our brother in the hands of his murderers.
We rode back to the field of battle, which our enemies had quitted, the Protestants beginning to rise upon them. It seems, the Papists had laid their scheme for murdering us at the instigation of their Priest, Father Ferril, who had sounded an alarm last Sunday, and raised his crusade against us. The man who wounded J. Healey was the Priest's servant, and rode his master's horse. He was just going to finish the work with his knife, swearing desperately that he would cut him up, when a poor woman from her hut came to his assistance, and swore as stoutly that he should not cut him up. The man half killed her with a blow of J. Healey's whip, yet she hindered him till more help came. One Jameson, a Protestant, ran in with a pitchfork, and stuck the Clerk into the shoulder. The bone stopped it. The man made a second push at him, which was broke by Mr. Handy, returned to save his enemy's life. The hedges were all lined with Papists, who kept the field till they saw the Dragoons coming out of Athlone. Then they took to their heels, and Mr. Handy after them. In the midst of the bog they seized the Priest's servant, carried him prisoner to Athlone, and charged the High Constable with him, who quickly let him go. A Protestant met and beat him unmercifully; but he escaped at last, and fled for his life, sorely wounded.
We found J. Healey in his blood at the hut, whither the woman and her husband had carried him. He recovered his senses at hearing my voice. We got him to Athlone, had him blooded, and his wounds dressed. The Surgeon would take nothing for his pains.
The people of the town expressed great indignation at our treatment. The soldiers flocked about us. They had been ordered by their officers to meet and guard us into town. But we came before our time; which prevented them, and our enemies likewise, or we should have found an army of Romans ready to receive us. The country, it seems, knew beforehand of the design; for the Papists made no secret of it. But by the providence of God none of us, or our enemies, lost their lives.
I walked down to the market-house, which was filled by a third of the congregation. I removed to a window in a ruined house, which commanded the marketplace. The gentlemen, with the Minister, and above two thousand hearers, gave diligent heed while I strongly invited them to buy wine and milk without money and without price. The congregation waited on us to our inn, and many of them out of town with our trusty soldiers. But first the Minister and Collector came to see us, and inquire after our wounded man; got us to leave information, and promised us justice. The Minister acknowledged it was the doctrine of our own Church, accepted some of our books, and bade us God speed.
We marched very slowly for the sake of our patient, till we came to the field of battle. It was stained with blood abundantly. We halted, and sang a song of triumph and praise to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Here we sent back our guard, and went on our way rejoicing to Moat.
I proclaimed in the street the faithful saying, that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. A few stones were cast, and a drum beat to entertain the ladies. In spite of the genteel devil, some impression was made on the vulgar, as their tears testified.
We rode through the noisy ones to Mr. Handy's. The voice of joy and thanksgiving was heard in his dwelling; and we magnified the God by whom we escape death.
Among my hearers was the mother of my host, who, after a moral life of near eighty years, is now convinced of unbelief, and quietly waiting for the salvation of God.
Thur., February 11th. At Tyril's-pass, our barn was filled at night with high and low, rich and poor, whose curiosity brought them from all parts. I showed them their case and their Physician, in the wounded traveller and good Samaritan. They listened for two hours, and seemed to feel the weight of the word. Counsellor Low followed us home, and had much serious discourse with us.
Fri., February 12th. I spent the morning in conference with the strangers. One, a sensible Roman, seemed satisfied with my answers to his objections; and not far from the kingdom of heaven. Another, who has been a notorious sinner, but a man of reading, went away convinced, and longing to be converted. The Counsellor, we heard, had sat up the whole night searching the Scriptures, if these things be so.
At Mr. Samuel Handy's I invited many to the great supper. Two hours passed unperceived, before I could give over.
Sun., February 14th. At Philip's-town I expounded the prodigal son. About forty dragoons joined me in singing and conference, both before and after. These are all turned from darkness to light, that they may receive forgiveness.
Mon., February 15th. I visited several at Tyril's-pass, particularly Mrs. Wade, aged ninety-five, who counts all things but loss, so she may win Christ, and be found in him, not having her own righteousness. She has continued in the temple for near a hundred years, and in fasting every Friday. How does this shame the young professors, who say they have faith, yet live in a total neglect of Christ's ordinance! She looks every moment for the seal of her pardon, that she may depart in peace.
The next I saw was a venerable couple indeed; the man ninety-six, the woman ninety-eight. He had rejoiced to hear of the great change wrought in the town; and said, if he could but see us lifting up our hands in prayer for him, he doubted not but the Lord would give him the blessing. Till within these two years, he has worked at his loom. He was in all the actions of the last century,- at the siege of Londonderry, Limerick, &; the greatest Tory-hunter in the country; full of days and scars. His wife retains her senses and understanding. She wept for joy while we prayed over them, and commended them to the pardoning grace of God.
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     Instead of going straight to Tullamore, I could not be easy without going round by Coolylough [near Kilbeggan]: I knew not why; for I did not know then that Mr. Handy's wife who had been brought to bed a few day's, had an earnest desire to see me once more before I left the kingdom. She could not avoid praying for it, though her sister checked her again and again, telling her, "It could not be." Before the debate was concluded, I came in : so they wondered and praised God .
     He was a resident of Coolalough, in County Westmeath, the son of a lieutenant in Oliver Cromwell's army, younger brother of Jonathan Handy, and a member of the Methodist society at Coolalough and at Tyrrellspass. Handy accompanied Charles Wesley and five others from Templemacateer to Athlone on 9 February 1748. On the way, three or four men attacked them with stones, and Handy suffered temporary injury after being struck from his horse. ON lodged at Handy's house during 10-12 February 1748, while he preached in and around Coolalough and Tyrrellspass. Later, Handy played a leading role in hosting the quarterly meeting of the stewards from the country societies at Coolalough on 23 June 1760. He moved from Tyrrellspass to Brackagh Castle, where he died in 1779.
See Journal, ed. Curnock, 7:70; Journal, ed. Jackson, 2:3-5; Journal, ed. Ward and Heitzenrater, 3:217; 4:264; 6:351.
     Samuel Handy was mentioned in a deed dated March 1750. Deed 1853 14 264 in the Registry of Deeds transcription:
A memorial of a deed of conveyance bearing date the eleventh day of May one thousand eight hundred and fifty three which is in the following words
whereas by Indenture of lease bearing date the thirteenth day of March one thousand seven hundred and fifty [actually 19 Mar 1750: Deed 1752 152 235 101563, CN email 15 Oct 2009] made between Samuel Handy of Cooly Lough in the county of Westmeath gentleman of the one part and Joseph North of Garrynabane [sic] in the county of Galway gentleman of the other part the said Samuel Handy did demise unto the said Joseph North all that and those that part of the town and lands of Aughrim called and known by the name of Garrynabane then in the possession of said Joseph North to hold the same unto the said Joseph North for the lives of the three cestui qui … therein named and the survors and survr of them and for the lives of such other persons as should from time to time for ever thereafter be added pursuant to the covenant for perpetual renewal thereinafter contained at the yearly rent of sixtyfive pounds of the late currency equivalent to sixty pounds sterling payable half yearly on every first day of May and first day of November in each year and said indenture contained a covenant on the part of the said lessor for perpetual renewal of the said lease on payment of eight pounds twelve shillings of the late Irish currency on the fall of each life and whereas the last renewal of the said lease was made by indenture which bears date the twenty first April one thousand eight hundred and thirtynine and is made between Samuel Wesley Handy of the one part and Joseph North of the other part and such renewal is for the lives of said Joseph North party to said renewal Richard Le Poer Trench eldest son of the earl of Clancarty and Robert Henry Persse eldest son of Robert Persse of Castle … and the survr of them
now he Montfort Longfield LLD and Charles James Hargreave survr of the commissioners for sale of Incumbered Estates in Ireland under the authority of and act passed in the thirteenth year of the reigh of her present majesty Queen Victoria instituted an act further to facilitate the sale and transfer of incumbered estates in Ireland in consideration of the sum of two thousand six hundred and fifteen pounds by James Mc Bride of Grenwich in the county of Ayershire in that part of the united kingdom f. called Scotland paid into the pounds of Ireland to one account to the credit of the estate of Joseph North owner separate Anne Elizabeth Pilkington petitioner do grant unto the same James Mc Bride the said lands of North Brook otherwise Garranabane [still wrong spelling] situate in the Barony of Kilconnell and county of Galway containing three hundred and ninety seven acres three roods and six perches statute measure or thereabouts expressed to be demised by the last thereinbefore recited indenture …. as in the said lease or scetched and described in the annexed map with the appurtenances
to hold the land unto the same James Mc Bride his heirs and assigns for the lives of said Joseph North Richard Le Poer Trench and Robert Persse and the survivors and survivor of them and for the lives of such other persons as shall for ever thereafter be added pursuant to the aforesaid covenant for perpetual renewal subject to the payment of the rent reserved by the said lease and to the performance of the covenants and agreements in the issues part therein contained and subject to the several ….. referred to in the schedule hereunder written to which said [probably a word missing here]
and this memorial thereof respectively as to the execution thereof by the said Montfort Longfield and Charles James Hargreave are witnessed by M O’Loughlin of Merrion Square in the city of Dublin esqr and Henry Dillon of Upper Buckingham street in the said city of Dublin gentleman
Montfort Longfield LLD
Charles James Hargreave (seal)
Sworn before me this 1st day of June 1853
P J Fitzpatrick A A
(CN email 9 Sep 2010)
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     Samuel Handy was mentioned in the will of Thomas Handy dated 20 September 1752.
     Samuel Handy and Ebenezer Low were mentioned in a deed dated 14 December 1753. Memorial of an indenture dated the thirtieth day of May 1753 between John Low of Coranaher in the co. of Westmeath, gent, of the one part & Samuel Handy of Coolylough in the said county, gent of the other part reciting that whereas Ebenezer Low the younger of Newtown in the co. of Westmeath, Gent, by his indenture of lease dated the thirty first day of July 1746 demised and set unto the said John Low all that and those the lands of Coronaher afsd situate in the Barony of Moycashell in sd co. of Westmeath containing by estimation one hundred acres during the natural life of him the said John Low under the yearly rent of seven shillings an acre by which first mentioned indenture the said John Low in ... of the sum of £1000 then? to him in hand paid by the said Samuel Handy did grant bargain, sell. release and confirm unto the said Samuel Handy to his heirs all that and those the afsd town and lands of Coronaher with all the rights members & appurtenances to the said lands belonging or appertaining with the rents issues and profits of the said premises and also all the estate right ... and interest of the said John Low & heirs of in and to the said premises and also the P. indenture of lease with all ... parts of leases & other ..lings. Touching & concerning the said premises with a clause for further assurances which in .... i s witnessed by Thos Handy of Coolylough in the co. of Westmeath yeoman & by John Harold of Kilbeggan in the P, gent & this memorial is witnessed by the said Thos Handy and by the said John Harold John Low .... signed & sealed in the presence of Thomas Handy, John Harrold. The above named Thos Handy maketh oath that he is a subscribing witness to the deed whereof the above is a true memorial and saw the above named John Low sign seal and deliver the same as his act and deed and that he is also a subscribing witness to the above memorial & saw the above named John Low sign and seal the same& that he delivered the said deed and memorial to Mr James Saunders Dep ... the 14 Dec 1753 .... Samuel Handy was an executor of Thomas Handy's estate on 10 July 1754 in the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland.
     Samuel Handy married thirdly Lucy Wallen circa 1758 in Ireland.
     Samuel Handy was mentioned in the will of Jonathan Handy dated 6 February 1759. He was described as his brother.
     Samuel Handy was mentioned in the will of John Handy dated 29 November 1763. He was described as his brother and probably the father of John's nephew Samuel Handy.
     Samuel Handy was mentioned in the will of Hannah Unknown (Handy) dated 21 November 1764. He was mentioned as son and father of Martin Jonathan and Margaret Handy, her grandchildren and also as her brother in law.
     Freeman's journal, 22 Jan 1765 printed the following account: extract of a letter from Samuel Handy Esq, at Cooleylough in the county of Westmeath, dated January 11 1765. Last night about 7 o'clock, there came to my house as young man on horseback, and knocked at my door, and said he was a servant to Mr Judge. My man open'd the door, and he came in and asked for me. Upon my coming into the Hall he told me he had a message fro me from Mr Judge, to be delivered in private. Accordingly I went with him into my parlour, where he gave me a letter, the contents of which were to give him fifty guineas, or he and his company would murder me and all my family, and burn all in the house. I turn'd tohim, seeing a pistol in his hand, and two in his belt, told him I had no money the e, and asked him to come to my own room where it was, to which he consente; but as I came thro' my kitchen I turn'd on him, and seized him by the throat and took his pistol from him, and with the assistance of my man tied him and sent him to Mullingar Gaol. His name is Joseph Priestman, and was a leather breeches maker in Dublin, and formerly lived in Francis Street..
     In Mary Handy's will dated 13 May 1765 in Dublin, Samuel Handy was named as heir; Attested copy of the will of Mrs Mary Handy: I Mary Handy of Dublin, daughter of Thomas Handy, late of same city, merchant, deceased .... to my cousin Samuel Handy my silver jug, & my mourning gold ring
I leave to his daughter Margrit Ann Handy, my store shoe buckles

I leave to my niece Jane Pemberton my green glass breast bottle and blew patch box
I leave Sarah Davis, a silver sissors chain & pin cushion hoop,
I leave to my servant William Belfoord ...wage... 6 silver table spoons marked MH & 9 chairs, etc.
I leave to my servant Marget Craig ... others ... residue to
my cousin Samuel Handy of Coolylough, co. Westmeath, gent & his heirs for the purpose to support my son Henry Frederick until 21 then to said son ... if son dies before 21 I then leave all to be divided among the poor people called Methodists except my son Henry Frederick has a mind to buy a commission or to put himself apprentice then he is at liberty to do so what he pleases with the money.
Samuel Handy to be guardian of my son & executor. 13 May 1765
Signed & sealed. Tell my sister Pim that is she attempts taking a genteel living from my son Frederick that if I am permitted I will haunt her day & night. Dated 23 July 1786, 9 August 1765.

     Samuel Handy was mentioned in a deed dated 26 August 1768. A Memorial registered on 12 Aug 1779 between Samuel Handy of Collylough & Matthew Moore was witnessed by Thomas Handy.
     Samuel Handy was party to a land transaction on 10 June 1772. Between Samuel Handy (wnd) and SamuelWeley Handy eldest son & heir apparent of the said Samuel Handy of the 1st part, Mathew Fleming, and Catherine Fleming, eldest daughter of the said Mathew Fleming fothe 2nd part, and Archbod Fleming and Thoams Fouace (Trustees therein named of the 3rd part, therin reciting, that a marriage was then intended to be had between the said Samuel Wesley Handy, and said Catherine Fleming; and also that the said Samuel Handy (wnd), amongst other lands was siezed andpssessed of ... Aughrim etc. containing c 1400 acres ... the said Samuel Handy by his will dated 1 July 1779 gave, devised and bequeathed to his wife Lucy Handy, James Deaves and Thomas Wade, amongst other lands ....
     In 1773 it was written: Is the King of the Swaddlers in Co. Westmeath, the greatest hypocrite existing. He does not know the end of his Riches, and yet adores Plutus with the greatest Fervency. He has lately built a new House in which are forty cells for Swaddlers to lie in at the Quarterly Meetings. He kills two Bulls every year to entertain them, in short he is a useless Member of Society, but his son will very probably be a better man, and indoubtedly a better Christian for he despises Swaddling, and though he was Christened by the name of Wesley Handy, after their Pope, yet the young man is ashamed of the name, and writes himself Samuel Handy."
In the English Dictionary, the description of a "Swaddler" is: Swaddler: Orig., a nickname for a Methodist, especially a Methodist preacher in Ireland, now for a Protestant in general. From a Dialect Dictionary: "Swaddler - A Wesley preacher; a hypocrite"
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     Samuel Handy made a will dated 1 July 1779 in Coolalough, Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath. The will of Samuel Handy of Coolylough co. Westmeath esq mentions his wife Lucy Handy alias Wallen & her marriage settlement, son Samuel Wesley Handy and his marriage settlement, son John Handy; will of his brother John Handy deceased, son Samuel Handy has now 4 children; lands to son John Handy and his issue, if they fail then to his nephew Chas Fouace etc, then to his own right heirs; daughter Margaret Wade alias Handy, wife of Thomas Wade of Fairfield co. Galway and their children; £800 settled on my marriage with the mother of my son Sam W Handy, son John Handy & three daughters Lettice, Mary & Jane are minors.
His lands at Aughrim were shared between his wife Lucy and his son John.
     Samuel died before 16 October 1779 in Coolalough, Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath, Ireland. Died ... At Coollylough, county of Westmeath, Samuel handy, Esq..
     His will was proved on 29 October 1779 at the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland.
     He was mentioned as Samuel of Coolalough, in the July 1752 will of his 'cousin' Thomas Handy and the May 1765 will of his 'cousin' Mary Handy (Courtney), the daughter of the above Thomas Handy of Dublin. He is also mentioned in the April 1765 will of his sister in law Hanna Handy, wife of Jonathan, as Samuel of Coolalough. He was a devoted friend of John Wesley according to his grandson Richard Fleming Handy in 1859, who also stated that he had a brother Jonathan of Bracca who left his estate to Samuel. Samuel was in early life a Presbyterian, but became afterwards a member of the Church of England according to his grandson Rev Richard Fleming Handy in 1859.
His wife Ruth's sister Mrs Meecham was responsible for converting the Handys to Methodism. D A Levison Cooney states that Samuel Handy of Coolelough was alarmed by the news that his wife's sister was associating with the Methodists, and hurried to Dublin to discourage her, for both religious and social reasons. Mrs M was a woman of some force of character, and persuaded her brother in law not to condemn the Methodists unheard. He agreed to attend a Methodist meeting at Dolphin's Barn on the outskirts of Dublin, where the preacher on that occasion was a young Yorkshireman, Paul Greenwood from Haworth. Mrs M invited Greenwood to breakfast on the following morning, and sermon and discussion persuaded Samuel Handy. Not only did he withdraw his opposition to Mrs M's association with the Methodists; he associated himself. He invited Greenwood and this colleagues to visit Coolelough. Using the Handy house at Coolelough as their base, and with Samuel Handy's active encouragement, the Methodist preachers had within a year, established Societies at Templemacateer, Tyrrellspass, Philipstown, Mate, Athlone and Tullamore. Before returning to England in 1748 Charles Wesley paid his only visit to Coolalough.
Between March and May 1748 John Wesley was back in Ireland and toured the new Societies in the midlands. When he came for the first time to Coolalough, Ruth Handy was still in bed after the birth of a baby. The fate of this baby is not recorded, but in 1751 she had a son, who eventually succeeded his father at Coolalough. This child was called Samuel Wesley, his names honouring his father and the evangelist.
During that 1748 tour of the midlands John Wesley visited Tullamore on five separate occasions, usually of two days duration. On March 31st in the evening he preached to "most of the inhabitants of the town", many of whom came to hear him again at five o'clock on the following morning. When the only artificial light available was provided by candles or rushlight, people were apt to rise and retire earlier than is our practise; it made better use of the natural light. The hour of five o'clock in the morning would not have seemed as outlandish to them as it possibly does to us, and was necessary if working people, who started their labour at sunrise, were to have an opportunity of
attending. Where exactly Wesley preached is not known, but his practise was to make us of any convenient open space in or near a town.
After a rapid tour of Clara, Moate, Athlone, Tyrrellspass and Philipstown, he was back in Tullamore less than a week later, and spoke to nearly all of the inhabitants, rich and poor alike, with "great plainness of speech". He returned again after another week, and a large and attentive congregation refused to be discouraged by a hail storm, and waited to hear him to the end. Coming once again on May 4th of that year, he commented in his Journal on the dark, cold and scantily furnished cabins of the poorer inhabitants. He was suffering from what he called "a flux" (diarrhoea) which he blamed on a bad egg that he had eaten in Birr. This did not prevent him from preaching as often as he had planned, though it may have curtailed the length of his addresses!
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Children of Samuel Handy and Ruth Bertrand

Children of Samuel Handy and Lucy Wallen

Samuel Handy

(1777 - 26 May 1836)
     Samuel Handy was born in 1777 in Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath, Ireland. He was described as eldest son of Samuel Wesley, of Bracca Castle, co. Westmeath at his marriage. His brother Richard Fleming also describes him as the eldest son, with a son Samuel of Bracca Castle, who married but had no issue, leaving Bracca Castle to his widow for life.. He was the son of Samuel Wesley Handy and Catherine Fleming.
     Samuel Handy married Jane Orme, daughter of William Orme (of Abbeytown) and Ann Jackson, on 5 December 1803 or January 1804 in Dublin, Ireland. There is no record of this marriage in St Thomas' Dublin. Samuel Handy was listed in a directory dated 1814 as Samuel Handy esq at Ballintober, Kilfian, Tyrawley barony, Mayo, Ireland.
     Samuel Handy lived at Ballintober, Kilfian, Tyrawley barony Mayo, 1821.
     Samuel Handy and Samuel Wesley Handy, John Handy and Thomas Wade Handy were mentioned on 9 January 1823. Samuel Handy was listed in a directory dated 1824 as Samuel Handy, Ballina at Ballintober, Kilfian, Tyrawley barony Mayo.
     In Samuel Wesley Handy's will dated 12 August 1824 in Brackagh/Bracca Castle, Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Samuel Handy was named as heir; Sam's will dated 12 August 1824 to 8 October 1828, in which he describes himself as Samuel Wesley Handy of Bracca castle, co. Westmeath (otherwise known as Brackaria, Coolylough & Aughrim), Esq. He mentions his brother John, his wife Catherine nee Fleming, daughters Dorothea Ann, Maria Jane & Ruth (wife of William Knott by Nov 1829), his son Samuel Handy and his grandson Samuel Wesley Handy his son. Other sons John Handy, Wm Orme, Fleming Handy, land in co. Mayo, son William Orme Handy, Thomas Wade Handy and Richard Fleming Handy alias Fleming Handy and daughter Elizabeth, wife of Andrew Crawford who are already provided for. Testator formerly lived at Aghrim. Executrixes - 3 unmarried daughters. He was named as an heir in the codicil on 13 August 1826 to the will of Samuel Wesley Handy. Sam made a codicil reflecting the death of his wife.      
Samuel Handy and William Orme Handy paid tithes of 10/-, or £1/2/- on 2 June 1827 in Ardnurcher or Horseleap, WEM, IRL. Samuel Wesley Handy Esq of Bracca Castle paid tithes on land valued at £16/18/2 on Braccareagh and Coolalough, being 210 acres 35 perches. Samuel Wesley & William Handy paid tithes for Kilnacreeve, Ardnurcher.
     Samuel Handy was recorded in 1831 census in Coolalough, Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath, Ireland. There was only one house viz of Samuel Handy, containing 27 souls, 16 male and 11 female, 12 being servants. No Handy in either Brackareagh or Brackagh townlands and ruined castle on one of the three townlands.
     Samuel and Samuel were registered as Samuel Handy, Bracca Castle, do, 50 pounds, registered at Kilbeggan, Oct 17th; Samuel Westley Handy 20 pounds, ditto at Brackagh/Bracca Castle, Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Moycashel Barony, Westmeath, on the 1832 electoral roll.
     Samuel died on 26 May 1836 in Brackagh/Bracca Castle, Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath, Ireland. Death - At Bracca Castle in this county, on the 17th inst, of Apoplexy, Samuel Handy, Esq., a gentleman whose loss will be long and deeply regretted by his numerous circle of friends.
     Samuel Handy lived at Brackagh/Bracca Castle, Kilbeggan, Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath, Ireland, 1837.
     The administration of his estate was granted in 1837 at the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland. Samuel Handy, Bracca Castle, Intestate 159.

Child of Samuel Handy

Children of Samuel Handy and Jane Orme

Samuel Handy

(circa 1672 - before 2 September 1741)
     Samuel Handy was born circa 1672. He was described as the third and youngest son of Thomas. His mother is not stated. He is not mentioned in his presumed father's will. He should be the brother of Thomas the father of Thomas in whose will dated 1752 he was mentioned as cousin. He was the son of Jonathan Handy.
     Samuel Handy married Jane or Joan Lowe.
On 1 November 1708 Samuel Handy purchased property in Brackareagh, Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath, Ireland, on 1 November 1708. On the 24 December the registration of sale on 1 & 2 November 1708 for 190 pounds by Charles L'Estrange? of Lissenisley in Kings Co., gent, to Samuel Handy of Brackareagh, co. Westmeath, gent, Little Ballinakill, 63 1/2 acres in Kilcursey barony in Kings co., subject to 1 pound and 3 pence quit or crown rent. Witnessed by John Handy of Killbegg/Kilbiggin, co. Westmeath, gent, Charles Fermor of Moycashel, Westmeath, gent, Peter Marsh of Moyeyely?, Kings co., Signed by Samuel Handy.
     Samuel Handy was mentioned in the will of John Handy dated 24 February 1711/12. He was described as his brother and father of his nephew John.
     Samuel Handy was party to a land transaction on 26 November 1717 in Aughrim, Galway. Deed of Settlement made by George Warburton, then deceased, bearing date the 26 Nov 11717, granted and demised to Samuel Handy of Aughrim, co.Galsway, gentleman, 1400 acres of the lands Aughrim, Attydermott etc. The interest in these lands granted and demised by said lease, having subsequently become vested in Sanmual Handy (the youngest son of the Lessee in said lease)..
     Samuel was a defendant in a court case on 16 June 1725. Charles Rochfort of Streamstown co. Westmeath esq owner in fee of Curreagh & part of Kilbeg with their bog in Moycashel barony co Westmeath v. Jn Cenin?, Wm Errick & Derby Grenan who on 7th instant cut turf on plaintiff's bog. Samuel Handy & Edward Ormsby tenants of the other part of Kilbeg, from defendant James Clarke. James Clarke owner of the other part of Kilbeg, defendants. Handy & Ormsby were present when the other 3 defendants cut the turf and told plaintiff it was done by their orders..
     Samuel Handy and Thomas Handy were mentioned in a deed dated 3 January 1726/27 in Aughrim, Galway, Ireland. A memorial of articles dated 3 January 1726/7 whereby Thomas Handy of Templemackatire co. Westmeath, gent. for consideration thereunder mentioned did give & grant to Samuel Handy of Brackarea in the said county, gent, his heirs etc, all his right, title/tithe and interest in the farm lands and appurtenances of Aghrim in the co. of Galway then in possession of the said Samuel Handy forever after the decease of the said Thomas Handy paying yearly during the said Thomas Handy's life the sum of £15 sterling annually which said article is witnessed by Mary Whalley, sister to the said Thomas Handy and by Samuel Handy junior, son to the said Samuel Handy & this memorial is witnessed by Samuel Handy junior and John Handy son to the said Samuel Handy. Samuel Handy - seal, Signed and sealed in the presence of John Handy & Samuel Handy jr.
     Samuel Handy and John Handy were mentioned in a deed dated 18 December 1727 in Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath. Indenture of lease and release dated 18 & 19 December 1727, Lease: 1 John Usher, Dublin & Brabason Newcomen, Louth, esq; 2 Richard Warburton, Dublin, esq. Release: 1 John Usher & B Newcomen, 2 James Clark of Kellystown, Kildare, son and heir of Thomas Clark, 3 Richard Warburton, 4 Samuel Handy of Brackareagh, Westmeath, gent; whereby the release citing a mortgage on the lands of Killbeg & Brackareagh by the said James Clark & John Handy esq to the said John Ussher for £1000 in trust ... has agreed to sell to the said Samuel Handy for £1450/13/8 part of mortgaged ....& the said Samuel Handy only laid down £440/13/8 ... townland of Killbeg & Brackareagh commony called or known as Colelaugh and that part of Brackareagh meared & founded as in the map annexed except 10 acres of Brabazon Newcomen ... Witnessed by Stephen Fouace of the city of Dublin, merchant. Registered 9 Jan 1827/8.. On 24 April 1735 Samuel Handy leased property in Aughrim, Galway. Indenture of lease & release between Samuel Handy of Brackareagh, Westmeath, gent & Rev Wm Crowe re lands in Aghrim, lately in the occupation of Mr Jonathan Handy.... saves the church seating for himself and his family when in district. Samuel Handy to build a tuck mill. Signed by Samuel Handy & William Crowe, attested by Jonathan Handy, eldest son of the said Samuel Handy..
     Samuel Handy was party to a land transaction on 20 January 1739/40 in Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath. Deeds of lease and release dated 20 & 21 January 1739 between Samuel Handy of Brackareagh, Westmeath, gent of the first part & Samuel Handy of Coolelaugh, Westmeath, gent, youngest son of the said Samuel Handy of the other part whereby Samuel Handy the elder in love and affection and the consideration of £700 to be paid to Brabazon Newcomen by the said Samuel Handy the younger did grant bargain and sell unto Samuel Handy the younger the town & lands ... of Coololough being a moiety of the lands purchased by the said Samuel Handy the elder from James Clark, deceased, situate in the barony of Moycashel. And also a moiety of the town & lands of Aghrim containing 1414 acres held by the said SH the elder from Richard Warburton, Esq for lifes with renewals for ever ... with half of the customs or toll of the market & fairs of Aghrim aforesaid and half of the profits of the mills of the same and half the gardens which belonged to the mill with all the privileges etc to the said town and lands ... to the said Samuel Handy the younger and to his heirs forever ... with a clause that Samuel Handy the younger and his heirs & under tenants of Coolelough aforesaid shall have free liberty to pass through Brackareagh to the bog of Brackareagh. Witnessed by John Handy of Brackareagh, Westmeath, gent. Signed by Samuel Handy.
     A virtually identical deed on the same date gave the lands of Brackareagh to John Handy the second son of Samuel Handy with a clause and warranty and a yearly provision out of the said lands and premises for the said Samuel Handy & Joan Handy his wife and the survivor of them.
     Samuel Handy made a will dated 3 March 1740 in Brackareagh, Ardnurcher or Horseleap. Samuel Handy of Brackagh-rea in co. Westmeath, gent, mentions his wife Jane, son Jonathan Handy, grand daughtrer Jane Handy (under 21), daughter of above Jonathan; son John Handy, grand daughesr Margaret Fouace, Liddia Fouace; grandson Thos Fouace, Frederck Fouace; son Samuel Handy ; nephew Rowland Cook?, daughter Ann Fouace; elder brother Thomas Handy deceased [the latter not mentioned in betham's abstracts].
Tolls of the Fairs of Aghrim co Galway.
Executors - sons Samuel Handy of Coolilough, John Handy of Brackagh-rea & Jonathan Handy of Templem'Tire. Probate to John, saving rights of Sam & Jonathan.
     Samuel died before 2 September 1741 in Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath, Ireland. This may be the Simon who died 1 Feb 1741 & buried at Donnybrook, Dublin.
     His will was proved on 2 September 1741 at the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland. Samuel Handy, the elder, Gent. of Brackareagh, co. Westmeath. He was mentioned in the marriage settlement for Samuel Handy and Ruth Mirifield dated 31 August 1742. Deed between Samuel Handy of Coolelaugh co Westmeath, esq & Ruth Mirifield alias Bertrand of Dublin city, widow, daughter of Peter Bertrand of Dublin city, merchant who is a party to the settlement of which the trustees are John Bertrand & J... Bred? both of Dublin city, merchants, the bride is entitled to £200 under will of her uncle J John Bertrand of Dublin city merchant deceased & now gets £300 from her father in addition to what she owns in her own right. Handy owes £1400 to Brabazon Newcombe as mortgage of his 1/2 of Coolelough in Moycashel barony, co. Westmeath bought by his father Samuel Handy senior from Jas Clerk which he settles, also his 1/2 of Aughrim ... in Kilconnel barony co Galway held on lease of lives for ever from Richard Warburton dew by Sam Handy senior. Aghrim, Brackareah Asers...lane and Collelaugh have been divided between the bridegroom Handy Handy junior and his brother John Handy. Coolelough being 1/2 of the whole lands of Brackareah, Coolelaugh & A..ras..lane. Memorial gives a very full description of the boundaries of Coolelaugh & Aghrim. Witnesses William Wade of Killervally co. Westmeath, gent, Chas Heatley gent & Gilbert Allason notary public, both of Dublin city, memorial signed by Sam Handy. Samuel Handy was mentioned as deceased in a deed on 17 June 1743 deed.

Children of Samuel Handy and Jane or Joan Lowe

Samuel Handy

(13 November 1882 - 27 November 1896)
     Samuel Handy was born on 13 November 1882 in Gt Crosby, Lancashire. He was the son of John Alexander Handy and Emma Mary Carnie. John, Edgar and Samuel were listed as the children of John Alexander Handy in the 1891 census in 42 Woodlands, Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire.
     Samuel died on 27 November 1896 in Tranmere SD, Wirral RD, Cheshire, aged 14.

Samuel Handy

(after 1740? - )
     Jonathan was supposed to have had no surviving issue as he left his estates to his brother Samuel. Ballynakill Big & Little are in Ardnurcher or Horseleap, but in Kilcourcy barony, Kings county, but the parish of Ballinakill contains Springfield. Samuel Handy was born after 1740?. He was not mentioned in his grandfather Sam's will dated 3 March 1740/1, but his sister Joan was.. He was the son of Jonathan Handy and Hannah Unknown (Handy).
     In Jonathan Handy's will dated 6 February 1759 in Brown St, Dublin, Samuel Handy was named as heir; He described himself as Jonathan Handy of Brown Street in Dublin, gent and gives to his wife Hannah Handy for life the lease of Templem'Tire and lands Ballinakill & Killeenesallasan. He also mentions his daughter Jean Oakes & son Samuel Handy. He bequeaths Ballynakill to his son Samuel Handy & his issue. If they fail then to brother John Handy etc., if they fail then to brother Samuel Handy etc., if they fail then to sister Anne Fouace. His executors were to be his wife and daughter.

Children of Samuel Handy

Samuel Handy

(circa 1803 - 1 November 1866)
     Samuel Handy was also known as Samuel Alexander in records. He was born circa 1803. He was the son of John Handy and Emily Alexander.
     Samuel Handy married Anna Townsend in 1836 in Leighlin diocese, Ireland.      
Samuel Handy moved to Liverpool, between 1847 and 1851.
Samuel Handy was declared bankrupt in August 1848 in New Ross, Wexford. Irish Declaration of Insolvency: Gazette Aug 18, 1848. Handy, Samuel and John Alexander Handy, (filed 16 August), New Ross, co. Wexford, merchants.
     Samuel Handy was employed was a book keeper in 1851, Liverpool.
     Samuel Handy and Anna Townsend were recorded on the 1851 census in 30 King St, Liverpool, Lancashire. Samuel Handy aged 47, book keeper, Anna aged 40, Mary C 14, John A 13 scholar, William O 11, Samuel I 10, Charles J J 8, Emily J 7, Anna J 5, Fleming H (male) aged 4 is on the next page; all born in Ireland.
     Samuel Handy and Anna Townsend appeared on the 1861 census in Marine Terrace, Liscard, Cheshire. Samuel Handy, head, married, 57, merchant, born Ireland; Anna Handy, wife, 50, born Ireland, Samuel, son, 20, clerk in merchant's office; Emily F 17, Annie E 15, Fleming Henry 14, scholar, all born Ireland and Francis [sic] Townsend, cousin aged 54, unmarried female, and William Crawford, cousin aged 16, both born Ireland, with three Irish servants.
     Samuel died on 1 November 1866 in New Brighton, Wirral RD, Wallsey SD, Cheshire. The Liverpool mercury 5 Nov 1866 reported: Deaths: Handy, Nov 1 at New Brighton, aged 63, Samuel Handy, Esq., late of New Ross, county Wexford, Ireland (Friends please accept this intimation). He was buried on 5 November 1866 in St Hillary, Wallasey, Cheshire.

Children of Samuel Handy and Anna Townsend