Samuel Handy

     Samuel was a labourer in 1864.

Child of Samuel Handy

Samuel Handy

(circa 1871 - )
     Samuel Handy was born circa 1871 in British Columbia, Canada. He was the son of Samuel H Handy and Susan Unknown (Handy).

Samuel Handy

(circa 1844 - )
     Samuel Handy was born circa 1844 in Ireland.
     Samuel Handy was recorded in 1850 census in Hilton Village, Monroe County, New York, USA. He was born Feb 1843 in Ireland and single.
     Samuel Handy appeared on the census of 1870 in Parma, Monroe County, New York, USA. Sam 26 farm labourer, Jane 20, Susan 22, all born in Ireland.

Samuel Handy

(between 1832 and 1835 - )
     Samuel Handy was born between 1832 and 1835 in Ireland. A Samuel son of Sam & E Burne, was born 1 Dec 1836 at Eglish, Offaly..
     Samuel Handy married Julia Unknown before 1863.
     Samuel Handy and Julia Unknown were recorded in 1870 census in Chicago, Illinois, USA. They had 4 children.
     Samuel Handy and Julia Unknown appeared on the 1880 census in Chicago, Illinois.

Samuel Handy

(circa 1894 - )
     Samuel Handy was born circa 1894. He was the son of James Handy and Emily Unknown. Samuel were listed as James Handy's children in the 1911 census in 3 Pembroke Buildings, Bray, Wicklow.

Samuel Bennett Roden Handy

(13 June 1834 - )
     Samuel Bennett Roden Handy was also known as Samuel Roden in records. He was born on 13 June 1834 in Castle Pollard, Rathgarve or Rathgraff, Westmeath, Ireland. Rev Fleming Handy wrote that his eldest son Samuel, "has lately entered the Army, and is an officer of the 90th Regiment of Light Infantry, now serving in East India. Bennet the second son is described by his father in August 1859 as, preparing for the Army at a military academy in Dublin. This may be Samuel Roden Handy who was serving in the 40th Foot in 1855, b. 1834. He was the son of Rev Richard Fleming Handy and Jane Dugdale.
     Samuel matriculated at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, on 1 July 1852. Handy, Samuel Bennett, Pen. (Dr. Brown), July 1, 1852, aged 19; son of Richard, Clericus; b. Westmeath.
     He served as an officer in the 40th Regiment from 16 October 1855 to December. He exchanged to the 90th Regiment.
     Samuel Bennett Roden Handy served in the military in the Army from 1857 to 1859 in India. Samuel Roden Handy was an ensign in the 90th Foot (Perthshire Volunteers) and was listed on the 1857-59 Medal roll for service in India.
     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.

Samuel H Handy

(circa 1849 - )
     Samuel H Handy was born circa 1849 in England.
     Samuel H Handy married Susan Unknown (Handy).
     Samuel H Handy was listed in the 1881 census in Cowichan & Saltspring, Vancouver South, British Columbia, Canada. Samuel H Handy, male, 32, born England, with his wife Susan aged 27, Indian, Samuel aged 10, Mary 8, Henry 6, Susan 4, Ellen 2, all born BC and belonging to the Church of England.

Children of Samuel H Handy and Susan Unknown (Handy)

Samuel Townsend Handy

(before March 1841 - before 24 October 1890)
     He may be the Samuel or Samuel Wesley, who owned property in co. Mayo in 1876. Samuel Handy of Springfield House, Phillipstown had 2030 acres valued at £200/15/-, and Samuel W Handy of Glencarra, Boyle, had 553 acres valued at £224/15/-. Samuel Townsend Handy was born before March 1841 in Barraghcore, Goresbridge, Grangesilvia, Kilkenny. He was the son 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.
     Samuel Townsend Handy married Anna Elizabeth Hole on 13 November 1872 in St Andrew's Church of Ireland, Belfast, Shankill, Antrim, Ireland. Married by licence Nov 13 1872, Samuel Townsend Handy, full age, bachelor, merchant, of Barraghcore, Kilkenny, son of Samuel Handy, merchant, to Anna Elizabeth Hole, full age, spinster, of Wilmont? Terrace, Belfast, daughter of Henry Fredk Hole, merchant. Witnessed by Charles John Townsend Handy and Frances Hole.
     Samuel Townsend Handy made a will dated 30 June 1873 in Rhuamullen, Goresbridge, Grangsilvia, Kilkenny, Ireland. I Samuel Townsend Handy of Rhuamullen in the county of Kilkenny do make and publish this as my last will and testament hereby revoking all former and other will and wills at any time or times heretofore made by me I give devise and bequeath to my wife Anna Elizabeth Handy and her assigns absolutely all the property of every kind and description whatsoever that I may die possessed of or become entitled to before or after my death to and for her and their own use absolutely
And I hereby appoint the said Anna Elizabeth Handy executrix of this my will In testimony whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal this thirtieth day of June one thousand and eight hundred and seventy three.
Signed Saml T Handy
Signed sealed and publoished and declared by the said testator and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who boath presetn at the same time in his presence and in the presence of each other have herewith subscribed our names as witnesses. Fleming Handy, I Frederick Searle.
He was an executor of Martha Frances Gamble's estate on 12 August 1875 in Dublin, Ireland.
     Samuel Townsend Handy lived at Rhumullen?, Goresbridge, Grangesilvia, Kilkenny, Ireland, August 1875.
     Samuel was registered at 19 New FerryLane, New Ferry, Bebington Lower, Cheshire, on the between 1880 and 1882 electoral roll.
     Samuel Townsend Handy and Anna Elizabeth Hole appeared on the 1881 census in 19 New Ferry Lane, Lower Bebington, Cheshire, England. Samuel T Handy, aged 40, commercial clerk, born Ireland with his wife Annie E Handy aged 31, born Ireland and his cousins Constance Richardson, 17 & Elizabeth Richardson, 15, both born in Ireland, and Rhoda Bellis, servant. The cousins Richardson could suggest that they are related to Mary Richardson the wife of Alexander Kingston Handy.
     Samuel Townsend Handy lived at Hoylake, Cheshire, circa 1889.
     Samuel died before 24 October 1890 in Woodchurch SD, Wirral RD, Cheshire. He was buried on 24 October 1890 in St Hillary, Wallasey, Cheshire, England.
     His will was proved on 17 November 1890. Samuel Townsend Handy, of Hoylake, once of Ireland, bookkeeper: At Chester on the 17th November 1890 Administration with this will annexed of the personal estate of this testator was granted to John Alexander Handy the natural and lawful brother and one of the next of kin of this testator.

Samuel Wesley Handy

(1751 - 28 October 1829)
     Samuel Wesley Handy was born in 1751 in Westmeath, Ireland. He was regularly described as of Bracca castle, Westmeath. He was baptised by John Wesley. Denis Handy states that he was born in 1747. Grand juries of Westmeath states born in 1751. He claimed to be 70 in 1821. He was the son of Samuel Handy and Ruth Bertrand.
     Samuel Wesley Handy was mentioned in the will of John Handy dated 29 November 1763. He was described as his nephew and presumably the son of John's brother Samuel Handy.
     According to his son, Samuel Wesley had only one brother: Mr John Handy. His early life was described as extemely active and given much to field sports, as shooting and hunting... He was a celebrated breeder of stock... His six surviving sons and four daughters all had a son called Samuel.
The Trustees of Samuel W Handy held much land in Galway, inc. Coolola townland.
     A marriage settlement between Samuel Wesley Handy and Catherine Fleming was made on 10 June 1772 in Dublin, Ireland. Registered 30 October 1793, by Mathew Fleming: A marriage settlement dated 10 June 1772, between Samuel Handy, of Coolylough, co. Westmeath Esq., and Samuel Wesley Handy, Esq. his eldest son and heir apparent of 1st part; Mathew Fleming of Drumsna, co. Leitrim. Esq., and Catherine Fleming, spinster, his daughter of 2nd part. Archibald Fleming of Ballanecarron, co. Sligo and Thomas Fouace, of Tyrrillspass, co. Westmeath, gent of 3rd part. Reciting - A marriage to be between the said Samuel Wesley Handy and Catherine Fleming, and that Samuel Handy was seized in fee of the townes and lands of Brackareagh and Coolylough, co. Westmeath, and also of town and lands of Aughrim, co. Galway, and the Mill and Miller's gardens of said town containing 1400 acres, and also of the tolls and customs of the markets and fairs of said towns and lands of Aughrim by virtue of a lease of lives renewable for ever and also seized of ground houses and tenements in city of Dublin, in one of them by a lease of lives renewable for ever and another Lease for years.
     Witnesseth that for consideration mentioned Samuel Handy did agree with Mathew Fleming that the said Samuel Handy would in two years next convey the said lands of Brackaghrea and Coolylough, Aughrim and tolls and customs of Aughrim which were then settled on said Samuel Handy [party hereto] by his father Samuel Handy, gent. deed, with the Mills and Miller's gardens of said town and also the half of the lands of Coololah being part of said lands of Aughrim which were therefore settled on said Samuel Handy, deed, in his life on his son John Handy, and also in said ground and houses in City of Dublin upon trust mentioned:
     Witnesses to Memorial: - Pierce Simpson of Drumsnave, co. Leitrim, Esq., and John McNally of same, shoemaker. Pierce Simpson sworn at Carrick co. Leitrim, 31 August 1773, before Mar: Paterson on Circuit.
     Samuel Wesley Handy married Catherine Fleming, daughter of Matthew Fleming and Dorothea Orme, before 8 July 1772 in Ireland. He had fifteen children, five of whom died young - four daughters and six sons surviving. (17 children according to Denis Handy with 10 surviving, nine having issue).
     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 Wesley Handy was mentioned in the will of Samuel Handy dated 1 July 1779. He was described as his son.
     A resident of Brackagh Castle, Ireland, and the son of Samuel Handy. In early April 1787, Handy had written to John Wesley, in support of the application of Sarah Finlay for admission to the Widows' Alms House, Dublin. On 20 April I 1787, John Wesley wrote to Arthur Keene, stating that "I really think, as Mr. Handy does, that, when there is a vacancy, to admit Sister Finlay into the Widows' House will be a deed of mercy." Handy came to London in December 1787 and managed to see John Wesley on or before Christmas Day.
     In Matthew Fleming's will dated 24 July 1793 in Old Rock, Sligo, Ireland, Samuel Wesley Handy was named as executor of the estate. He was an executor of Matthew Fleming's estate on 30 January 1794 in the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland.
     Samuel Wesley Handy was mentioned in a deed dated 29 May 1795. Ann Fleming of Bracca Castle, Westmeath, spinster paid £670 as her marriage portion to John Low of Cloonagh (Gayville) who in return assigned to Archibald Fleming of Abbeyville, Sligo and Samuel Wesley Handy, of Bracca Castle, as trustees of the marriage settlement a £50 annuity secured by a £2,000 fine on his assets.
     Samuel Wesley Handy, esquire, of Bracca Castle, claimed £568/17/- for damages to cattle, meadow & hay at Killalla, Westmeath in the 1798 rebellion.
     He was a Lt in the Fort... see accounts of the 1798 rising.
     On Saturday 25 Jan 1806 the Dublin Evening Post had an advertisement: LANDSof TEMPLEMACATEER. which contain about 84 a situate within 4 miles of Moat. ate within 4 miles of Moat, and 4 of Kiilbeggan, both good mariet and post towns- —There are advantages attending this farm which are ra... with,—Proposals in writing, post paid, will be received by John Handy, Esq. Aghrim, Baliinasloe, who will declare the tenant when the value is offered - and by Sam. Handy, Bracca Caille, Kilbeggan. .— There is preference promised..
     On Saturday 29 March 1806 the Dublin Evening Post advertised: Co. Galway. To be Let, for 21 years from the 1st of May next, either in the whole or in divisions, the lands of Cappard, containing about 112 acres of excellent grazing ground. On which there is a snug? lodge, with parlour, kitchen, 3 sleeping rooms, etc. coach house, stabling for 6 horses, cow house, garden and orchard; situated within 4 miles of Ballinasloe, 2o of Aughrim and 1 of Kilconnel. It is well worth the attention of these gentlemen who attend the great fairs of Ballinasloe. Charles Gipson, the herd, will shew the lands. N.B. Proposals, in writing (post paid0 to be received by Samuel W handy, Esq., Bracca-Castle, Kilbeggan and John Handy Esq., Aughrim, Ballinasloe..
     A marriage settlement between Samuel Wesley Handy and an unknown person was made on 6 June 1806. Anne Fleming of Bracca Castle, Westmeath, paid £670 as her marriage portion to John Low, lf Cloonagh (Gayvuille, Westmeath; Anne who in return assigned to Archibald Fleming & Samuel Wesley Handy, as trustees of the marriage settlement a £50 annuity secured by a £2,000 fine on his assets..
     On 26 March 1807, the Dublin Evening Postcarried an advertisement: - To be let from 1st May 1807, the lands of Little Ballinakil, containing about 62 acres, for such term as may be agreed on; they lie within 3 miles of Clara, a good market and post town, in the barony of Kilcoursey, Kings County. Proposals in writing (post paid) will be received for all the above lands, by Samuel W Handy, Esq. Bracca Castle, near Kilbeggan. Jan 13 1807..
     An advertisment in the Dub lin Evening Post Sat 30 June 1810 stated: Co of Mayo - To be sold, the lands of Curdrish - a fee simple estate, and rising property containing 246 acres or thereabouts, beautifully situated on the River May, two miles from Foxford, and ten from Ballina - good market and post towns. These lands were set in 1805? at 150l per year, by a joint lease to two solvent tenants, for three lives, one of whom is dead. Proposals will be received Samuel Wesley Handy, Esq. Bracca Castle, Kilbeggan. Mr Robert Jones? no 21 Peter St, Dublin (who has the map of the lands) or Flemyng Handy Esq, Abbeyleix, who will close with a purchaser, when the value is offered. No preference will be given. Letters to be post paid. None others answered.. He was listed in a directory dated 1814 as Samuel W Handy, esq. at Brackagh/Bracca Castle, Kilbeggan, Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath.
     The Dublin Evening Post 26 Feb 1818 advertised: Co. Sligo - To be let, from the 1st of May 1818 for such term a may be agreed on the lands of Emlanoghten, containing about 133 acres of arable, meadow and pasture, with an extensive commonage of Grassy Dry Bog; it lies within 1 mile of Ballimote, and 10 of Sligo. Proposals in writing (post paid) will be received by Samuel W Handy, Esq. Bracca castle, Kilbeggan. Mich Hanann, the herd will show the lands.
Kings County: To be let, from the 1st may 1818, for such terrm as may be agreed on, part of the lands of CROGHAN, containing about 90 acres. Ditto. Edward Engish, the herd, will show the lands.:ITAL.
     The Dublin Evening Post 13 & 20 March & 24 April advertised: Kings County and Co. Galway.- To be let, from the 25th of March next for such term a may be agreed on 90 acres and 15?ches of the Hill of CROGHAN, 3 miles distant from Philipstown - Edward English, the Herd , will show these lands.
Also, form the 1st of May next 178 acres, 2 roods, 36 perches, part of the lands of AUGHRIM, 4 miles from Ballinasloe. Patrick Rurethan, the herd, will show them. Proposals in writing (post paid) will be received by Samuel W Handy, Esq. Bracca castle, Kilbeggan.:ITAL.
     Samuel Wesley Handy and Catherine Fleming were recorded 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
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     On 23 January 1821 S W Handy of Bracca Castle, Kilbeggan, advertised in the Dublin Evening Post: Lost, at the Fair of Athlone, a pocket book, containing bank notes, amounting to 180 pounds, in 50, 10, 5 and 1 pound notes endorsed "Richard Summers“ and "S W handy". If offered in payment, it is requested information may be sent to S W Handy..
     On 24 March 1821, the Dublin Evening Postcarried an advertisement: Co. Galway - To be let from 1st May next, for the term of three lives, or 21 years, as may be agreed on, the Hill of Aughrim, Race-park, Gurtacurrag and Lenamore, containing about 180 acres. Proposals in writing (post paid) will be received by Samuel W Handy, Esq. Bracca Castle, Kilbeggan.... Also to be let, for said term, GORTNAPPORA, part of said lands, containing about 61 acres. Patrick Rureden, the herd, will show the lands..
     On 24 March 1821: If offered in payment, it is requested information may be sent to S W Handy..
     Samuel Wesley Handy and John Handy, Samuel Handy and Thomas Wade Handy were mentioned on 9 January 1823.
     Samuel Wesley Handy was mentioned in the will of Hickman Rose dated 18 March 1823. Samuel Wesley Handy was listed in a directory dated 1824 as Samuel W Handy, Esq at Coolalough, Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath.
     Samuel Wesley Handy made a will dated 12 August 1824 in Brackagh/Bracca Castle, Ardnurcher or Horseleap. 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.
     A Deed of Appointment dated 13 August 1824 executed by Samuel Wesley Handy, reciting the will of Sanmuel Handy ( 1 July 1779) ... in favour of his children, Dorothea Anne Handy, Maria Jane Handy, Ruth Handy, Elizabeth Crawforde, otherwise Handy, and William Orme Handy ....
     Samuel Wesley Handy was assessed under the Tithe Commutation Act between 1823 & 1837 in Aughrim, Galway, in 1826. For 6 properties. He added a codicil to his will on 13 August 1826 in Brackagh/Bracca Castle. Sam made a codicil reflecting the death of his wife.
     Samuel Wesley Handy was assessed under the Tithe Commutation Act between 1823 & 1837 in Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath, in 1827. For Brackeragh & Coolalough as Samuel Welsey Handy, Esquire. He added a codicil to his will on 27 February 1827 in Brackagh/Bracca Castle. Sam made another codical which was confirmed? 8 October 1828.
     Samuel died on 28 October 1829 in Westmeath. Samuel Wesley Handy,Esq., of Bracca Castle, county.... He was buried after 25 May 1822 in Ardnurcher or Horseleap. A headstone at Horseleap churchyard states: In remembrance of Samuel Wesley Handy of Bracca Castle, who died May 20/26th 1822? and his wife Catherine who died September 9th 18.. and their son Rev Richard Fleming Handy, vicar of Ballinmara, dio. of Ossory, formerly for many years ... of Mayne, dio of Meath?
     His will was proved on 24 November 1829 at Dublin. Probate granted of Samuel Wesley Handy of Bracca Castle near Kilbeggan to his three daughters Dorothea Ann Handy, Maria Jane Handy & Ruth Knott (nee Handy) wife of William Knott, Esq. all of Bracca Castle.
     The Dublin Evening Packet and Correspondent on Sat 2 Nov 1833 advertised: The creditors of Samuel Wesley Handy of Bracca Castle in the county of Westmeath, Esq., deceased, are requested to meet his Executors, at the house of William P Knott, Esq., in the town of Tullamore, Kings County, on Thursday 14 Nov instant, to take into consideration the state of Testators affairs', with a view to the settlement of their demands, and the future management of Testator’s property..
     On 26 Oct 1840, the Dublin Evening Mail carried an advertisement: County of Westmeath - To be let for five years, from the 1 Nov next, and immediate possession given, the Mansion House of Bracca Castle, with from fifty to two hundred and forty acres of prime land Irish plantation measure; with sufficient turbary. The house is large and commodious, with suitable offices, and excellent garden and Hot House. It is situated within two miles of Kilbeggan, five of Moate, three of Clara, and eight of Tullamore, all market and post towns. Application to be made to Richard Summers, Esq., Tyrrelspass. The herd, James Evans, will show the premises. Bracca Castle, Oct 21 1840..

Children of Samuel Wesley Handy and Catherine Fleming

Samuel Wesley Handy

(1 January 1809 - 1 August 1851)
     Samuel Wesley Handy was born on 1 January 1809 in Ballintober, Kilfian, Tyrawley Baroney, Mayo. He was aged 12 in the 1821 census. He was the son of Samuel Handy and Jane Orme. Samuel Wesley Handy was christened on 10 January 1809 in Church of Ireland, Crossmolina, Mayo. 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.

     Samuel matriculated at Trinity College, Dublin, on 17 October 1825. He entered Trinity as Pensioner Oct 17, 1825 aged 16, as Samuel Westley Handy, son of Samuel, generosus; born Mayo. He was mentioned in a codicil to the will of Samuel Wesley Handy on 13 August 1826.
     Samuel Wesley Handy married Jane Slator in 1830 in Kildare diocese, Ireland. Which Sam? According to Burke's Landed Gentry of Ireland: Margaret, 3rd daughter of James Slator, of Wood of Oogh, King's Co., married, Fleming [sic] Handy, of Cloonagh, Co. Westmeath, and Gayville, and left issue, an only daughter, Jane, who married Edward Fetherstonehaugh, of Ballintubber, Co. Westmeath. Betham only lists the marriage ot Elizabeth Orme.
     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.
     He succeeded at Bracca Castle, and also to the property in Mayo, acquired by intermarriage with Miss Orme. His estate was left to his widow. D.s.p.
These marriages are tacked on as I do not know which Samuel married which girl.
     Samuel Wesley Handy lived at Ballintober, Kilfian, Tyrawley Baroney Mayo, 1837.
     Samuel Wesley Handy married Elizabeth Fetherstonhaugh, daughter of William Fetherstonhaugh and Elizabeth Orme, on 27 April 1837 in Moylisker, Meath diocese, Westmeath. On 6 May it was announced: At Moylisker church, Samuel W Handy, Esq., of Bracca Castle, county Westmeath, to Elizabeth, second daughter of Wm Fetherston H, Esq, of Carrick, in the same county.
They had no issue.The licence was granted on 27 April.
     Samuel Handy Esq of Ballintober, Kilfian, Tyrawley barony, Mayo was a subscriber to Lewis's Topographical dictionary of Ireland, published in 1837. The Knox family and Rappa Castle were in the same parish. Samuel Wesley Handy witnessed the administration of the estate of Samuel Handy; Samuel Handy, Bracca Castle, Intestate 159.
     Samuel Westley Handy, Bracca Castle, Moycashel, was listed as registered 17 Oct 1832/1852, in the Inquiry into Fictitious Votes in 1864.
     Samuel Wesley Handy made a will dated 21 June 1851 in Brackagh/Bracca Castle, Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath. Will of Samuel Wesley Handy of Bracca Castle, Westmeath ... legacies to his brother Sydney Handy, farm of Ardress co. Galway for life and after death to his wife and other sons in tail male. Residue of real freehold & chattel property to my friend the Revd Thos Orme Fetherston & his brother Godfrey Fetherston & their heirs etc. ... thereof upon trust to my brother William Handy for life remainder to his first & other sons in tail male. Remainder to my brother Sydney ditto with remainder to my right heirs.
     This will implies he had no children and is supported by his uncle Richard Fleming Handy's letter of August 1859.
     Samuel died on 1 August 1851 in Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath, Ireland, aged 42. In memory of Samuel Wesley Handy, of Bracca Castle, who died 1 August 1851 aged 42 years, also his nephew Samuel Wesley A J Handy, RN, who died 7 March 1877. He was buried in Ardnurcher or Horseleap.
     His will was proved on 11 October 1851 at Dublin, Ireland. Saml Wesley Handy, Bracca Castle, Westmeath.

Child of Samuel Wesley Handy and Jane Slator

Samuel Wesley Handy

(before May 1807 - 16 August 1886)
     Samuel Wesley Handy was born before May 1807. The eldest son of William Orme Handy who was aged 14 in the 1821 census at Ballintober. He was the son of William Orme Handy and Mary Kingstone. Samuel Wesley Handy may have also been born 1809 Mayo. He was listed 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
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     Samuel Wesley Handy and William Orme Handy lived at 'Ormeston House' or 'Moneidiveen', Millbrook, Killeigh, Geashilll, Offaly, March 1828.
     A marriage settlement between Samuel Wesley Handy and Mary Farrington Middleton was made on 13 March 1828. Marriage Settlement dated 13th March 1828 of Samuel Wesley Handy Esq. and Miss Mary Middleton - Between William Orme Handy and Samuel Wesley Handy both of Ormestown Kings Co. William Middleton MD and Mary, his second daughter, of Mullingar Westmeath, John Handy of Barraghcore, Kilkenny, and Samuel Marshall of Roscrea, Tipperary - James Middleton of Monie Tipperary and Captain Arthur Richardson of the 29th Foot.
William Orme Handy being seized in fee of lands of Ballintober, Barony of Tryawly, Co. Mayo he for considerations assigns same to John Handy and Samuel Marshall, as trustees, for the use of himself, for life, and to provide Samuel Wesley Handy, with £100 per annum for Mary Kingston, alias Handy, his wife, Samuel to have power to dispose of said lands by his will among his children he might have by his said wife Mary Middleton, or his issue by any other wife, also £50 per annum for any other wife, failing such issue, reversion to Alexander Kingston Handy, second son of William O Handy, reversion to Catherine and Mary Handy daughters of William O Handy and charged with £3000 for younger children of William O Handy.
William Middleton being seized for two lives of lands of Bennisnow, Barony Kerrin Tipperary, he assigns same to said Trustees for the use of the said Samuel and Mary and their issue, failing such issue reversion to Ann Middleton, eldest daughter of William Middleton to her heirs, failing their reversion to William Middleton, son of William Middleton by Catherine Dalton, reversion to James Middleton brother of William Middleton.
     Samuel Wesley Handy married Mary Farrington Middleton on 14 March 1828 in Diocese of Meath, Westmeath, Ireland. The Kerry Evening Post reported on March 26 1828: Samuel W Handy, Esq. King's Co. to Mary Middleton, second daughter of Dr Middleton. The Westmeath Journal reported: By special license, on Friday morning, the 14th instant, at the Church of this Town, by the Rev. James Brabazon, Samuel Wesley Handy, Esq., eldest son of William Orme Handy, of Ormestown, King's County, Esq., and grand son to Samuel Wesley Handy, of Bracca Castle, Esq., to Mary, youngest daughter of William Middleton, of Mullingar, Esq.      
Samuel Wesley Handy paid the Griffith Valuation for land and three cottages held in fee valued at £30 between 1851 and 1857 in Shanettra, Kilfian, Tyrawley barony, Mayo.      
Samuel Wesley Handy paid the Griffith Valuation circa 1852 in Ardcarn, Boyle Barony, Roscommon, Ireland. In the townland of Ardcan, Samuel Handy leased a house valued at £18, offices and 121 acres 2 roods & 21 perches of land from Viscount Lorton, the total net annual value being £118. and sublet 2 houses and land. In the townland of Farranagalliagh West he leased 16 perches from Arthur Joseph French, which was valued with the farm. In the townland of Knockaculleen or Hollymount he leased 30 acres of land from Viscount Lorton valued at £21.
There was a Handy at Killosolan in the barony of Tiaquin, Galway in the 1749 Galway census.      
Samuel Wesley Handy was assessed for 199 acres held in fee, valued at £83/5/- in the Griffith Valuation circa 1856 in Doonanarroo Upper, Kilfian, Tyrawley barony, Mayo.
     8 April 1859 the Landed Estates Court proposed for sale the lands of Ballintobber, in the parish of Kilfian, barony of Tyrawley, co. Mayo on behalf of Samuel Wesley Handy, owner and petitioner. One of the condiitons of sale mentioned the indenture dated 13 March 1828 executed on the marriage of Samuel Wesley Handy (owner) with Miss Mary Middleton (Mrs Mary Handy) ... lands and appointed unto John Handy & Samuel Marshall, trustees ... to Mrs Mary Handy, wife of owner, in case she should survive the said S W Handy and her assigns and after the decease of the said S W Handy yearly receive.. and annuity of £100 and for a jointure.
     Samuel Handy Dog Licencee Court: Cootehall, for 4 dogs in 1867 and 2 dogs in 1868, 4 again in 1870, 2 in 1877, 3 in 1885.
     Samuel W Handy held 553 acres of land in Glencarra [Arcdarne], Boyle in 1870.
     Names of 60 of the largest cess payers, in order of rating, whose names do not appear on the Grand Jury Panel: County Mayo: Nicholas Handy, Ballintubber, occupier of 129 [accres?] resident, Samuel Handy, Doonarrow,Upper, 83 [acres?] non resident.
     Samuel died on 16 August 1886 in Ardcarn, Boyle RD, Roscommon, Ireland. He was aged 80, landed proprietor, married and buried at Ardcarne.

Children of Samuel Wesley Handy and Mary Farrington Middleton

Samuel Wesley Handy

(circa 1832 - 15 August 1917)
     Samuel Wesley Handy was born circa 1832 in Offaly. His son's middle name of Alexander suggests the Barraghcore family. He was the son of Thomas Wade Handy and Elizabeth Knott.
     The website: [EMAIL:]www.springfieldhouse.ie[:EMAIL] has pictures, map and the following details: Springfield House, located near Daingean, County Offaly is a protected structure and an excellent example of the class of Georgian house described by Dr Maurice Craig in his book entitled,
'Classic Irish Houses of the Middle Size'.
Springfield House is a mid eighteenth century seven bay two storied double pile house with pedimented centre of 3 bays on the South front, the wide front door being flanked by a pair of narrow windows in a typical 1760s composition. On the north elevation is a pair of arched openings, one of which lights the staircase, while the second has been cut back to merely a fanlight, but probably lit the service stair.
The house was extensively modernised circa 1857 and all the joinery in the principal rooms date from this time, as do the chimneys and stone coping to gables. The western bays of the rear pile also appear to be an addition of this date. There is a cellar under the western part of the front pile which may originally have been a basement.
The plan of the house comprises a central hall flanked by Drawing and Dining Rooms on the front, with above them the Upper Hall leading to the two principal bedrooms. To the rear is the Stair Hall, slightly off centre with a somewhat crude wreathed and ramped staircase with cut brackets and turned spindles. Flanking this there is a narrow bay which probably housed the service stair and in the corner, over the Kitchen, are two bedrooms (one very small) served by a short corridor, and in the 19th century addition, over what may have been a billiards room with a considerably higher ceiling, are again two bedrooms. There is a lean-to building outside the kitchen housing domestic offices. There are also extensive yards and outbuildings. The house has been largely untouched since the 1857 renovations.
     Samuel Wesley Handy married Martha Emilia Williams, daughter of Michael Williams and Martha Unknown (Williams), on 24 October 1867 in St Peter, Dublin, Ireland. Samuel Wesley Handy, of full age, bachelor, esquire of Springfield House, Phillipstown, son of Thomas Handy, esquire to Martha Emilia/Emilie Williams, of full age, spinster, of 29 Leeson St (or 2 Gt Leeson St?), daughter of Michael Williams, esquire, by licence. Both signed in the presence of Ralph R Handy & E...
Documents relating to the estate of her sister Gertrude F Handy, mention their marriage settlement dated Oct 23 1867 and William Orme Handy seems to be connected.
     Samuel Handy of Springfield House, Philipstown, held 2030 acres in county Mayo in 1870.
     He is described as 'of Kilcarry' in one of Leslie Handy's pedigrees. Springfield or Ballyhaugh is in the parish of Ballinakill, barony of Coolestown. He may be the Samuel W Handy of Glencarra, Boyle, holding 553 acres 3 roods 5 perches in county Mayo in 1876. Note that Rev Richard Fleming Handy had a nephew holding land in Glencarne, Boyle, Roscommon and a William Orme Handy dies there in 1899.
     In 1876 Samuel Handy of Springfield House, Philipstown was listed as owning 2030 acres, 3 roods in county Mayo valued at £200/15/-.
     Samuel Handy of Springfield, Queens County was a complainent in the Ballycastle Court, Mayo.
     Samuel Wesley Handy and Martha Emilia Williams were mentioned in a deed dated 1880. Copy indenture of 1880 between 1) Samuel Wesley Handy of Springfield House, Kings co. Esq 2) Richard Walsh of Dublin, Esq. JP 3) Gertrude Frances Handy, widow; whereas by indenture dated 23 October 1867 between Samuel Westley Handy of Springfield & Emily Williams, spinster, of the second part & William Orme Handy and Henry Williams Esq of the third part being the settlement executed in contemplation and the marriage then intended and afterwards had between Samuel Wesley Handy & Emily Williams.
     Samuel Wesley Handy lived at Ballyhaugh or Springfield, Ballynakill, Phillipstown, Offaly, Ireland, in the 1880s.
     The High Court of Justice, Chancery division - land judges put to sale on 30 Nov 1883 in the matter of the estate of Samuel Wesley Handy of the fee simple estates fo the lands of Doonarrow Upper Shantra and Breafrey, otherwise Breaghwyanteean, in the barony of Tyrawley, co. Mayo containing 2030 acres producing a net yearly rent of £262/12/4, to be sold at public auction. One of the conditions of sale was the lands would be subject to an annuity of £125 late Irish currency, equivalent ot £115/7/10 present currency, created by settlement dated 5 Nv 1822 and payable to Mrs Elizabeth Handy, now aged about 76 years, executded on the marriage of Thomas Wade Handy, owner's father, with the said Elizabeth Handy, then Elizabeth Knott. Nicholas M Handy was a yearly tenant at Shanatra from 1880.
     Samuel W Handy of Springfield, Philipstown, resident of Philipstown, Commissioner of the Peace, was rated for 200 pounds as occupier with 1 immediate lessor. He was listed in a directory dated 1884 as Samuel W Handy at 'Springfield House', Philipstown or Daingean, Ballynakill, Offaly. He was an executor of Elizabeth Knott's estate on 29 June 1885 in Dublin. An unknown person was listed as S W Handy in 'Springfield House' in Philipstown or Daingean, Ballynakill Offaly, in a directory dated in 1890. He was in the list of other magistrates. He was also on the Special Crown Jury panel for the Winter Assizes commencing 5 December 1889 as Samuel W Handy, Springfield, JP. He is listed among the votes for Philipstown polling district rated for £131.
     Samuel Wesley Handy and Martha Emilia Williams appeared on the 1901 census in Ballyhugh or Springfield, Ballynakill, Phillipstown, Offaly. Handy, Samuel W, 68, head, Episcopalian Church of Ireland, born King's Co Country, Gentleman, J P for Kings Co, Read and write; his wife Emily, 58, Episcopalian Church of Ireland, born Co Kildare, Gentlewoman, Read and write; daughter Handy Elizabeth R 19, Episcopalian Church of Ireland, born Kings Co, Gentlewoman, Read and write, Not Married; Handy, Emily E H, 17, Daughter, Episcopalian Church of Ireland, born King's Co, Gentlewoman, Read and write - Not Married; Owens, Margret 30 Female Servant Roman Catholic Church born Kings Co Domestic General Servant, Read and write - Not Married.
     Administration of the estate of Mary Elizabeth Handy was granted to Samuel Wesley Handy, on 25 January 1902 in Dublin, Ireland, Adminstration with will of Mary Elizabeth Handy, late of 51 York St, Kingstown, Dublin, spinster, who died 18 December 1901 was granted at Dublin to Samuel W Handy, JP. Effects £1906/8/3.
     Samuel Wesley Handy and Emily Williams appeared on the 1911 census in Springfield or Ballyhugh townland, Esker, Ballynakill parish, Offaly. Samuel Wesley Handy, head, Church of Ireland, aged 78, farmer, born Kings County; his wife Emily 68, Church of Ireland, born Kildare, son Herbert Edward, Brethren, 33, farmer's son, Elizabeth Ruth, daughter, 29, Church of Ireland, all could read and write and were born in King's County; they had a domestic servant Kate Dunne , 20, RC living with them in a 7 roomed house.
     Samuel died on 15 August 1917 in Springfield, Phillipstown or Daingean, Edenderry, Offaly. He was buried on 17 August 1917 in the Church of Ireland graveyard, Phillipstown or Daingean, Killaderry, Offaly. IN LOVING MEMORY OF SAMUEL WESLEY HANDY DIED 15TH AUGUST 1917 AGED 85 YEARS ALSO OF EMILY HIS WIFE WHO FELL ASLEEP 3RD MARCH, 1928.
     His will was proved on 29 September 1917 at Dublin. Probate of Samuel Wesley Handy, late of Phillipstown, Kings County, JP, who died 15 August 1917, granted at Dublin to Herbert E Handy, farmer, & Elizabeth Handy, spinster, estate valued at £720/15/-.

Children of Samuel Wesley Handy and Martha Emilia Williams

Samuel Wesley Handy

(5 June 1839 - 27 July 1877)
     Samuel Wesley Handy was born on 5 June 1839 in Ireland. He was the son of John Handy. Samuel was an Army surgeon in the 61st Regiment from September 1864 to 1875. He was appointed Assistant Surgeon Staff, 30 September 1864 and to the 61st Foot 10 October 1865. AMD, S 30 Sep 1864 : Put on half pay 16 March 1874. Resigned 16 March 1875. He was listed in a directory dated 1868 as S W Handy, A. S. 61st Foot at Ireland. He was listed in a directory dated 1871 as Samuel Wesley Handy at 'Glencarn', Ardcarn, Boyle, Roscommon.
     Samuel died on 27 July 1877 in Killala RD, Mayo, aged 38. 28 July 1877, Sauel Wesley Handy, aged 37, Medical Officer, W H, bachelor, RC, of typhus fever.
     The administration of his estate was granted to Nicholas Middleton Handy on 9 July 1878 at Dublin, Ireland. Samuel Wesley Handy jr, late of Killala, co. Mayo, surgeon in the 61st Regt of Foot, a bachelor, deceased, who died 27 July 1877 at same whose letters of administration were granted at the Principal Registry to Nicholas Middleton Handy of Ballintobber co. Mayo, the nominee of the father of said deceased, on 9 July 1878.

Samuel Wesley Handy

(before January 1862 - 8 January 1883)
     Samuel Wesley Handy was born before January 1862. He was the son of Nicholas Middleton Handy and Frances Mary Greer. Samuel Wesley Handy was buried in Deansgrange cemetery, Blackrock, Dublin. Samuel Wesley [Handy] died 8 January 1883 aged 21 years.
     Samuel died on 8 January 1883 in 'Ballintobber House', Killala, Mayo, Ireland.
     The administration of his estate was granted on 18 February 1885 at Dublin, Ireland. Letters of administration of the estate of Samuel Wesley Handy, late of Ballintubber House, Killala, co. Mayo, esq, who died 8 January 1883 at same were granted at the Prinicipal Registry to Nicholas Middleton Handy of same place, esq. the father. Effects £25.

Samuel Wesley Handy

(11 November 1835 - 5 March 1933)
     Samuel Wesley Handy was born on 11 November 1835 in Parsonstown or Birr, Ballybritt barony, Offaly, Ireland. He was the son of Samuel Wesley Handy.      
Samuel Wesley Handy and Samuel Wesley Handy emigrated from Ireland in 1842 to New York, USA. A S W Handy aged 40, merchant, of Gt Britain arrived at New York from Liverpool per the 'Great Western' on 21 August 1843. In 1921 S W H of Vancouver Island, gives 1842 as his date of immigration..
     Samuel Wesley Handy and Samuel Wesley Handy were recorded in 1851 census in London, Ontario, Canada. Wesley Handy aged 40, farmer, from Ireland, Eliza Handy aged 25 from Ireland and Samuel Handy, farmer, aged 15 from Ireland with a Jane Wollis aged 18, servant, from Ireland living with them.      
Samuel Wesley Handy emigrated in 1866. A Sam Handy, born about 1836 Ireland, arrrived at New York on 2 March 1866 on the Louisiana, but this Sam married in Jan 1866 in Canada. A Samuel & Julia aged 45 & 43 and their children were living in Illinois in 1880.
     Samuel Wesley Handy married Amelie Vautrin, daughter of Xavier Vautrin, on 15 January 1866 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. Sam was working on a lightship at the mouth of the Fraser River.
     On Feb 8 1868, the "The British Columbian" newspaper for the New Westminster district reported: Two of Mr S Handy's children, a boy and a girl, were out amusing themselves on the ice opposite to the mill, yesterday, when both fell through and were drowned. The bodies were not recovered.
On 20 June 1868, it again reported: Found. The body of a boy was found in the North Arm, down near Richmondton Tuesday. It was bought up to town and an inquest was held upon it by Coroner Jones, which it was identified as the body of Mrs S Handy's boy, who was drowned last winter. The body was in a remarkable state of preservation, considering the time it had been in the water.
     Samuel was registered as Samuel W Handy, Shawnigan, boat builder at Shawnigan, Cowichan District, British Columbia, on the 1875 electoral roll.
     Samuel Wesley Handy and Amelie Vautrin were listed in the 1891 census 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.
     Samuel was registered as Samuel Wesley Handy, Alberni, wharf builder at Alberni district, British Columbia, on the 1898 electoral roll.
     Samuel Wesley Handy was listed in the 1901 census in Alberni, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Samuel Handy, male, white, head, widower, born 11 Nov 1835 in Ireland, aged 65, arrived 1841, Irish, Canadian, Church of England, carpenter... living alone.
     Samuel Wesley Handy was listed in the 1911 census in Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Samuel Welsey Handy, boarder, born Nov 1835, aged 75, Ireland, arrived 1841, Irish, Canadian, Episcopalian, piledriver, born 11 9 (7?) 1835, employed on wharf, 25/6? years?, 54, 450. yes, yes, E...
     Samuel Wesley Handy was listed in the 1921 census in Port Alberni, Vancouver Island British Columbia. #123: Handy, Samuel Wesley, aged 72, Head, Male. Widowed 85, Born Ireland, parents born in Ireland, immigrated to Canada in 1842, Canadian, Racial origin Irish speaks English not French, Church of England, reads & writes, Janitor at the Royal Bank, $300 p.a.
     Copy of an article written about Samuel Wesley Handy in the Victoria Colonist. Sam Handy Recalls Days When Indians On Warpath. By Special Correspondent.
     Living on the west shore of Shawnigan Lake is one of Vancouver Island's most picturesque & interesting old timers. Sam Handy has been a very handy man in his day. He has been a prospector, a fighter in Indian uprisings, an Indian interpreter & farmer. He quit work at ninety-one & is now ninety-six. After living ninety years in Canada, & seventy-three in British Columbia, most of this time on Vancouver Island, he had difficulty proving he was eligible for the old age pension.
"I was born in Ireland during the reign of King William the Fourth in 1835, stated Sam, and only lived in the Old Country during four years of Queen Victoria's reign. "I left Ireland for New York in 1841 on a sailing ship & we made the trip with favorable winds in three weeks. Although I am now ninety-six I remember the trip well. After leaving New York I came by way of the Erie Canal to Canada. There were no fine steamers in those days. We were drawn along the canal in barges by horses to St. Catherines, Ont., & at that point I got ashore, & traveled by wagon to London, Ont. This part of Ontario was then nothing more than bush country. This mode of living was very rough. It was not long before I was on the move again & it seemed as though I was not destined to stay very long anywhere. I traveled through the eastern states until I reached Nicaragua. In those days there were two railways running from east to west from there, & I traveled over the Vanderbilt line, & up to San Francisco, where I arrived in 1853. I stayed in San Francisco for about five years. Hearing of gold on the Fraser River I headed for Victoria, boarding a sailing ship called the Robert Passenger, & it took fourteen days to make the trip, just a week less than it took me to reach New York from Ireland. I had heard a lot about Victoria when in San Francisco, & expected to find a much larger place than I did, especially when it was the chief town in British Columbia in those days. I was pleased to get off the ship & get ashore once again.
On arrival at Victoria I noticed there were no wharves & that the Hudson's Bay Stores were inside a stockade, fourteen to sixteen feet high. I noticed that the ships Otter & Beaver were anchored close by, & that it was customary to land passengers on rocks near by on account of there being no wharves to tie up at. "I did not stay long in Victoria, because I had gold fever, just as most had about that time. I was only twenty-three years of age, & moved inland by way of New Westminster. I wintered between Lytton & Lillooet & washed gold with we called the rocking system in 1858. Later on I got an appointment as a mate on a lightship at the mouth of the Fraser. I was at this post for a few years. It was at New Westminster that I married & have brought up a family of four girls & two boys. I was impressed on reaching Victoria by the lack of wharves. So I started to build wharves. I built a wharf in Victoria for Sam Woodcock. I built all the wharves at Moodyville before there was such a place as Vancouver, & made good at this line of business, stated Sam. I also built what was once known as the Prevost Dock, near where the old J.B.A.A. building stood in Victoria. However, the climate of Vancouver Island had got such a hold on me that I could not resist the idea of taking up land not too far away from Victoria. I found the area around Cobble Hill & Mill Bay to my liking & reached this district about 1873.
I bought 160 acres at Mill Bay & developed part of it. The Solarium is on my old property to-day," stated Sam. "Through no fault of my own I lost it & that is why I am a pensioner to-day. I was a volunteer in two expeditions against the Indians, once at Bentinck Arm & another at Bute Inlet." Sam Handy has a remarkable memory & can relate anything from the time of his leaving his native land in 1841 until the present day. In relating his story of the Indian troubles on the west coast of the mainland of British Columbia Sam recalled that volunteers were called for & that he went as an interpreter. Bentinck Arm was named by Capt. George Vancouver in 1793. In the early colonial days North Bentinck was the scene of several Indian tragedies. It was much frequented by prospectors & traders, as a pack trail led from the head of the Arm to the Cariboo district. Settlers made their homes in the valley in 1863. In the winter of '62-63 a tribe of Indians treacherously murdered four white men. A gunboat was was sent up, but no prisoners were taken. After this campaign, Sam returned, only to be called out again the following year to go to Bute Inlet, where a massacre of whites had taken place.
Waddington Harbor, Bute Inlet, named after Alfred Waddington, early pioneer of British Columbia & one of the most enterprising men of Victoria. In 1862 he conceived the idea of constructing a wagon road from the head of Bute Inlet to Fort Alexandria, & thence eastward, & in the execution of this idea spent nearly all his fortune. He struggled against great difficulties, until the Chilcotin Indians massacred, on April 30, 1864, nearly all his road makers, fourteen of them being killed. This disaster caused him to cease operations. Several of the murderers were ultimately captured, & five were hanged on October 26, 1864. Bute Inlet was named by Capt. Vancouver after John Stewart, third Earl of Bute, in 1792. Bute Inlet was proposed by Alfred Waddington in 1862 as a terminus of a railway & steamboat route between the Atlantic & Pacific oceans. "I remember all this early history," stated Sam Handy, & to-day I often think of what might have happened around Bute Inlet had Mr. Waddington not died quite so soon. My job was a comparatively easy one. I had to bargain with the Indians for various articles for the men on the gunboats. The gruesome sights we saw on our arrival, both at Bentinck Arm & Bute Inlet, were something one cannot forget. There was no quarter given by the Indians & if any should happen to get into their hands there was little hope of returning alive." stated Sam. "It was some years after that I took up my Mill Bay property. After losing this property I had to get our & work for a living. I was a janitor at the West Coast hospital in the Albernis for a number of years. When the duties got too stiff for a man of my years, I took up another position as janitor at the Royal Bank in Port Alberni. I got this job when I was a 'young man eighty-four years old." I managed to keep this position until I was ninety-one years of age. I might still have been at my job but for failing eyesight. This really is my only drawback to-day."
"About the time I left the bank I felt I was eligible for the old age pension. I was then about ninety-two & figured that I would have no difficulty getting it. The trouble started when I told them my birth & marriage certificates were lost in a fire some time before. I was told that I must first get other copies of my certificates & furthermore, after being in ninety years in Canada & seventy-three in British Columbia, I was told I must get some reliable person or persons to prove I had been in the country fifty years. It took me some time to get all this material together, & I made several journeys from Shawnigan Lake to Cobble Hill before I received notice I would, at the age of ninety-two, be eligible to receive the pension. After the authorities taking so much time getting this pension, I am going to take good care I am going to live as long as it is possible & get all I can."

     A Samuel Wesley Handy married Laura West on 27 October 1884..
     Samuel died on 5 March 1933 in Shawnigan Lake, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, aged 97. He had been 91 years in Canada. There is an obituary in the Victoria Daily times, 7 March 1933 p. 9. He was buried on 8 March 1933 in Mill Bay, Vancouver Island. See http://nowandthengenealogy.tripod.com/Samhandy.htmlfor more on this family.

Children of Samuel Wesley Handy and Amelie Vautrin

Samuel Wesley Handy

(8 July 1856? - 15 August 1932)
     Samuel Wesley Handy was born on 8 July 1856? In California, USA. His age at death & the 1911 census states July 1855, his parents married in 1866 and the 1901 census gives 1866. He was the son of Samuel Wesley Handy and Amelie Vautrin. Samuel Wesley Handy was christened on 24 July 1866 in New Westminster.
     He may be the Samuel Wesley Handy who married Laura West in 1884 in Nevada.
     Samuel Wesley Handy was listed in the 1901 census in Kootenay, British Columbia. Samuel W Handy, male, white, Lodger, single, born 8 July 1866, aged 34, born in the US, immigrated 1873, Irish, American, RC, Lumbering...
     Sarah Emily Brown married secondly Samuel Wesley Handy on 22 September 1903 in Danville, Ferry county, Washington, USA.
     Samuel Wesley Handy and Sarah Emily Bullock were listed in the 1911 census in Cascade, Kootenay, British Columbia. Grand Forks Riding: Samuel W Handy, Cascade, male, head, married, born July 1855, aged 55 born USA, 1864?, Irish, Canadian, RC, T...ing ..; his wife Emma S, born May 1871, aged 40, British Columbia, English, Canadian, Methodist, David G Handy, son, single born Sep 1900 aged 10, born BC, Irish, Canadian, Methodist.
     Samuel Wesley Handy lived at Cascade, British Columbia, Canada.
     Samuel died of cancer aged 76 on 15 August 1932 in the Hospital, Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada, aged 76. It was claimed that he lived in the province [BC] for 73 years. He was buried on 17 August 1932 in Cascade, British Columbia.

Child of Samuel Wesley Handy and Sarah Emily Bullock

Samuel Wesley Handy

(circa 1803 - )
     Samuel Wesley Handy was born circa 1803 in Wales. The 1880 census states that he was born in Wales and he was aged 80. He was the son of Fleming Handy and Catherine Eliza Kirkman. Samuel Wesley Handy was christened on 4 May 1804 in Llanynys, Denbighshire. Samuel Wesley, son of Fleming Handy by Catherine Eliza, his wife, Rhydybill.
     Samuel Wesley Handy married Grace Williams in 1824 in Tuam diocese, Ireland. But which Sam??.      
Samuel Wesley Handy and Samuel Wesley Handy emigrated from Ireland in 1842 to New York, USA. A S W Handy aged 40, merchant, of Gt Britain arrived at New York from Liverpool per the 'Great Western' on 21 August 1843. In 1921 S W H of Vancouver Island, gives 1842 as his date of immigration..
     He may be the Samuel Handy who (with John Wilson) applied for a mining location at Echo Lake, Lake Huron district, paying $300 deposit.
     Samuel Wesley Handy married Eliza Unknown (Handy) before 1851. This is presumably his second marriage as Eliza at 25 is too young to be the mother of Samuel aged 15..
     Samuel Wesley Handy and Samuel Wesley Handy were recorded in 1851 census in London, Ontario, Canada. Wesley Handy aged 40, farmer, from Ireland, Eliza Handy aged 25 from Ireland and Samuel Handy, farmer, aged 15 from Ireland with a Jane Wollis aged 18, servant, from Ireland living with them. Samuel Wesley Handy appeared as free on the census of 1860 in Union township, Humboldt county, California, USA. Samuel Handy aged 63, farm labourer, born New York was living with Albert J Handy born Illinois and his family; this Sam was a farmer with a wife and family iin 1850; unlikely to be connected as no Irish or Canadian link. His death on 10 July 1872, aged 75 years and 5 months was announced in the Humbolt Times 13 July 1872, at Arcata, requesting the Illlinois papers copy.
     Samuel Wesley Handy and William Dawson Handy appeared on the census of 13 July 1870 in Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, USA. Samuel W Handy, head, aged 70, white male, farm labourer, born Ireland, with William D Handy, aged 22, white male, 22 Q miner, born in Canada.
     Handy, Samuel Wesley, 66 in ---, born in Ireland; Handy, Thomas Killeen, 26 in 1871, born in Ireland; Handy, William Dawson, 21 in ---, born in Canada.
     Samuel Wesley Handy appeared on the 1880 census in Grass Valley, Nevada County California. Handy, Samuel W, white, widowed, aged 80, born Wales, miner, father & mother born in Ireland.

Child of Samuel Wesley Handy

Samuel Wesley Handy

(20 June 1882 - )
     Samuel Wesley Handy was born on 20 June 1882 in USA.
     Samuel Wesley Handy married Mary Unknown before 1917.

Samuel Wesley Handy

(say 1809 - )
     Samuel Wesley Handy was born say 1809. He was the son of Fleming Handy and Catherine Eliza Kirkman.

Samuel Wesley A J Handy

(circa 1859 - 7 March 1877)
     Samuel Wesley A J Handy was also known as Samuel A W J in records. He was born circa 1859 in Wicklow, Ireland. He was the nephew of Samuel Handy of Bracca who died in 1851. He was the son of John Handy. He Samuel A W J Handy, sailed on the Britannia 15 July 1871 to 18 July 1873 as a cadet, then the Resistance becoming a midshipman ion 19 July 1874, the Sutton between 19 July 1874 and 8 June 1875 and then the Narcissus. SS Hong ong 18 Nov to 5 Dec 1876. Simons Town Hospital. Died 7 March 1877, ao 2 April 77, 3466 between 1871 and 1877.
     Samuel Wesley A J Handy appeared on the 1871 census in 'Bleak House?', Portsea, Hampshire, England. Samuel W Handy, aged 12, scholar, born Wicklow, Ireland.
     Samuel died on 7 March 1877 in Simon's Town, South Africa. On the 7th March, on board the mail steamer American, SWAJ Handy, Midshipman of HMS Narcissus, son of John Handy of Bracca Castle, county Westmeath, Ireland, from the effects of fever and ague, for which he had been invalided, aged 18. His death was mentioned in a memorial in Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath, Ireland. Samuel Wesley A J Handy, RN, who died March 7 1877 has a memorial with his uncle Samuel Wesley Handy of Bracca Castle who died 1 August 1851.

Sarah Handy

(circa 1720 - before 11 February 1756)
     Sarah Handy was also known as Sally in records. She was born circa 1720. She was the daughter of Thomas Handy and Mary Hillary.
     Sarah Handy and Samuel 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.
     A marriage settlement between Sarah Handy and John Pemberton was made on 13 April 1744. Lease and release dated 12 & 13 April 1744 between 1) Henry Pemberton of the city of Dublin, merchant, 2) Samuel Handy of Kilbegg, Westmeath, gent & Thomas Strangman, Dublin, merchant & others. Deeds of lease between Thomas Handy of the city of Dublin merchant, Samuel Handy & Thomas Strangman. Release between 1) the said Henry Pemberton & Elizabeth his wife, 2) Thomas Handy & Mary his wife & Sarah one of the daughters of the said Thomas & Mary, 3) & John Pemberton the eldest son of the said Henry Pemberton and Elizabeth, 4) Samuel Handy & Thomas Strangman & 5) John Pim of the city of Dublin, merchant & John Clibborn of Moat, Westmeath. Deed of release the said Henry Pemberton for the consideration therein mentioned did grant release & confirm unto 4 (SH) & their heirs the townlands of Ballynbarney otherwise Ballynabarna otherwise Big Ballynabarna & Killcumria? otherwise Killcumera, barony of Moycashel, Westmeath & town and lands of Ballynabarna or Little Ballynabarna otherwise Springbrook, Westmeath also townlands of Ballinlugg, Moycashel, Westmeath for the lives of the said John Pemberton, Henry Pemberton ye younger, Thos Strangman ... the said Thomas Handy for consideration did grant release & confirm to the said Samuel Handy & Thomas Strangman the lands of the 3 Bulgon in Barony of Bantry, Wexford c. 332 acres now in possession of [others].
     Sarah Handy married John Pemberton on 15 April 1744 in Ireland. Sunday last: Mr Henry Pemberton, an eminent Quaker merchant, was married to Miss Sally Handy, daugher of Mr Thomas Handy, of Meath St, merchant. The Quaker records show his parents as Henry & Elizabeth of Dublin and hers as Thomas & Mary of Dublin.
     In Thomas Handy's will dated 20 September 1752 in Meath Street, Dublin, Sarah Handy was named as heir; I Thomas Handy of Meathstreet in the liberties of Thomas Court & Dener in the city & county of Dublin, merchant ... Newcastle etc in Shelmaliore barony co Wexford let to brother John Handy...I leave & devise to my cousin Samuel Handy of Colelaugh in the co. of Westmeath & Jonathan Strettle of Eustace St, Dublin ... mill & mill lands of Davidstown, Barony of Bantry & co. Wexford ... Queens co ... to the use & behoof of my daughter Catherine Pim otherwise Handy, late wife of John Pim, dec'd and her heirs and assigns ... daughter Sarah Pemberton, wife of John Pemberton, my daughter Mary Handy, my brother John Handy, Deed of settlement 11 March 1733 made by my father Thomas Handy ... my four grandchildren, Sarah, Mary, Elizabeth & Ann Pim .. [all under 21] my grandson Henry Pemberton & granddaughter Mary Pemberton [both under 21], To the poor of the parish of Cather... To my cousin Mary Wyly? daughter of Bridget Jessop otherwise Wyly, to my cousin Elizabeth Jessop another daughter of said Bridget Jessop. To the children of my brother in law Joshua Samuel Hillary, to my said brother John Handy £20 p.a., to my said brother in law Samuel Hillary, to Men's Meeting of Dublin Quakers £150; Betham adds a cousin Susannah Wilkinson nee Wright and cousin? Wm Wright.
     In her father's will dated 1754 she was described as the wife of John Pemberton and had two children Handy & Mary Pemberton. Her husand's probate was not recorded in the Prerogative will of Ireland.
     Sarah Handy made a will dated 18 November 1755.
     Sarah died before 11 February 1756 in Dublin, Ireland. She was buried on 11 February 1756 in Dublin.
     Her will was proved on 2 April 1756 at the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland. Sarah Pemberton, Dublin, widow.

Children of Sarah Handy and John Pemberton

Sarah Handy

(22 April 1651 - before 1688)
     Sarah Handy was born on 22 April 1651 in Chadwell, Essex. A different page gives her birth as 19th of the 1st month 1650 and another as 22 May. She was the daughter of Thomas Handy and Elizabeth Sain(s) / Saim.
     Sarah died before 1688.

Sarah Handy

(before 17 January 1629 - )
     Sarah Handy was born before 17 January 1629 in Evesham, Worcestershire. She was the daughter of Thomas Handy (of Evesham).

Sarah Handy

(before 1855 - )
     Sarah Handy was born before 1855. She was the daughter of Stray Handy.
     Sarah Handy married Patrick Scanlon before 1874.

Child of Sarah Handy and Patrick Scanlon

Sarah Jane Handy

(19 September 1862 - 26 September 1869)
     Sarah Jane Handy was born on 19 September 1862 in Bagenalstown, Carlow, Ireland. She was the daughter of Thomas Handy and Susan Craig. Sarah Jane Handy was christened on 9 November 1862 in Dunlecky, Carlow, Ireland.
     Sarah died on 26 September 1869 in Vicarstown, Laois, Ireland, aged 7.

Sidney Handy

(1862 - 28 December 1865)
     Sidney Handy was born in 1862. He was the son of Matthew Fleming Handy and Isabella Sarah Gamble.
     Sidney died on 28 December 1865 in Barraghcore, Grangesilvia, Kilkenny. He was buried in Grangesilvia. There is a memorial stone to him and his brothers who died in infancy. In memory of William son of John Handy of Barraghcore House, born 1814, and of John, Harry Fleming & Sydney, infant sons of Fleming & Isabella Handy, grandsons of John Handy.

Sidney Handy

(1811 - 26 June 1822)
     Sidney Handy was born in 1811. She was the daughter of William Orme Handy and Mary Kingstone.
     Sidney died on 26 June 1822 in Killeagh or Geashill, Offaly.

Sidney Jackson Handy

(after 1821? - 19 February 1853)
     Sidney Jackson Handy was born after 1821?. He is mentioned as the brother of Sam in his will. He is not listed with the other children in the 1821 census. He was the son of Samuel Handy and Jane Orme.
     In Samuel Wesley Handy's will dated 21 June 1851 in Brackagh/Bracca Castle, Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath, Sidney Jackson Handy was named as heir; Will of Samuel Wesley Handy of Bracca Castle, Westmeath ... legacies to his brother Sydney Handy, farm of Ardress co. Galway for life and after death to his wife and other sons in tail male. Residue of real freehold & chattel property to my friend the Revd Thos Orme Fetherston & his brother Godfrey Fetherston & their heirs etc. ... thereof upon trust to my brother William Handy for life remainder to his first & other sons in tail male. Remainder to my brother Sydney ditto with remainder to my right heirs.
     This will implies he had no children and is supported by his uncle Richard Fleming Handy's letter of August 1859.
     Sidney died on 19 February 1853 in Ardrass, Galway, Ireland.

Sissimore Handy

(18 September 1668 - 26 March 1682?)
     Sissimore Handy was born on 18 September 1668 in Ballyhubbock, Meenagh/Kilmuckridge, Wexford, Ireland. Sisemore the son of Thomas & Elizabeth was born at Ballyhubbock in the county of Wexford ye 18th [or 10th?] of ye 6th month 1668. He was the son of Thomas Handy and Elizabeth Sissimore (Deaves).
     Sissimore was buried on 26 March 1682? In Corlican, Whitechurchglynn, Wexford, Ireland. Sissemore, deceased & was interred in Friends burying place at Corlecan the 26th of 12th month 1682; Sissamore son of Thomas Handy dyed and was buryed at Freinds Buriall place at Corleran, 26th of the 12th month 1662.

Son Handy

(1 July 1871 or 13 May 1871 - )
     Son Handy was born on 1 July 1871 or 13 May 1871 in Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Westmeath, Ireland. He was the son of William Handy and Jane Haddock.