Descendants of John GORDON (to contribute information, please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com)

Fifth Generation


74. Patrick GORDON (John , Patrick (Pat) , Cormac or Thomas , John ) was born on 6 Apr 1870 in Sheepwalk, Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon. He died on 14 Nov 1912 in 4 Rosemount Cottage, New Ross, Co. Wexford.

Patrick was a district inspector in the R.I.C. (Royal Irish Constabulary). Although he appears to be living in New Ross, Co. Wexford in both the 1901 and 1911 censuses, his daughter was born in Dunmanway, Co. Cork in 1903, indicating Patrick was living in Dunmanway at that time.

Patrick died of "general paralysis", the duration of which was one year, according to his death certificate.

Patrick married Winifred (Winnie) Una CASSIDY, daughter of Anthony CASSIDY, on 30 Jan 1901 in St. Michael's Church, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. Winifred was born about 1878 in probably the Graan, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. She died on 3 Oct 1950 in 167 Strand Road, Sandymount, Dublin.

The recently-married Winnie is listed with the family of her husband, Patrick, in Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon in the 1901 census. Patrick himself was serving with the R.I.C. (Royal Irish Constabulary) in New Ross, Co. Wexford at the time.

Jim Herlihy's 'Royal Irish Constabulary Officers: a Biographical Dictionary and Genealogical Guide 1816-1922' includes an entry for Winnie's husband, Patrick, that includes information about Winnie herself:

"Gordon, Patrick; RIC 56624...born 6/4/1870, Co. Roscommon; son of John Gordon, Sheepwalk, Co. Roscommon; clerk of the Petty Sessions, Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon; married on 30/1/1901...Winifred Una Cassidy, a native of the Graan, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh; 3rd DI 29/12/1894; pensioned 23/6/1911; died 14/11/1912 at 4 Rosemount Cottage, New Ross, Co. Wexford...Winifred Gordon went to Paris and joined the American Ambulance Service and returned to Dublin in 1916, nursed the wounded of the 1916 Rising as a nurse in the Royal City of Dublin Hospital in Baggot Street. She joined Cumann na mBan and sheltered Austin Stack (1879-1929), Deputy Chief of Staff of the IRA (1919-1922) during the War of Independence, whom she married in 1925 and he died in the Mater Hospital, Dublin on 27/4/1929."

They had the following children.

  268 F i
Aileen Jane GORDON was born on 19 Sep 1903 in Church St., Dunmanway, Co. Cork. She died in between 19 Sep 1903 and 2 Apr 1911.

Aileen died as a child.

75. Mary GORDON (John , Patrick (Pat) , Cormac or Thomas , John ) was born in possibly 3 May 1871 in Sheepwalk, Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon.

There is a birth record in the LDS Vital Records Index for a Mary Gordon, born on 3 May 1871 in Frenchpark to John Gordon and Mary Connor. Since it is known that John Gordon and Mary Connor farmed in the townland of Sheepwalk which is in Frenchpark, and that he had a daughter, Mary, it is probable that the LDS record relates to this Mary Gordon.

Mary married James P. MATTHEWS, son of James MATTHEWS, on 30 Apr 1907 in Dublin. James was born about 1860 in Co. Roscommon.

The 1911 census tells us that James was a railway clerk.

Note that I have seen James's surname written as both Matthews and Mathews.

They had the following children.

  269 F i
Mary Dorothy (Dorothy) MATTHEWS was born on 20 Sep 1909 in 18 Upper Gardiner St., Dublin. She died in South Africa.

Dorothy was a nurse. She was engaged to be married when she was killed in a car accident in South Africa.
  270 F ii
Kathleen Mary MATTHEWS was born on 16 Jun 1913 in 18 Upper Gardiner St., Dublin. She died in probably Canada.

Kathleen, a doctor, emigrated to Canada and settled in Toronto. She married and had a large family.
       
Kathleen married 'UNKNOWN' in Canada. 'UNKNOWN' was born in Canada. He died.

80. Ellen (Helen) GORDON (John , Patrick (Pat) , Cormac or Thomas , John ) was born on 24 Jun 1879 in Sheepwalk, Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon. She died on 10 May 1962 in Dublin. She was buried in Swords Cemetery, Dublin.

Helen, who was Annie's twin, was educated at Loreto Abbey, Rathfarnham, Dublin where she was a boarder. She and Annie both became nurses.

Helen and her husband, James, lived with their family in Corballis House, Cloghran, Co. Dublin, a 17th-century building of architectural significance. Around 1950 the house and 80-acre farm were compulsarily purchased by the state as part of its scheme to expand Dublin airport. The house was used for the airport's administration functions until it was demolished in October 2007 to make way for he airport's second terminal. After leaving Corballis House, Helen moved to Clontarf where she lived for the rest of her life. She was very involved in helping to educate African boys for the priesthood, providing financial help towards their studies.

Ellen married James MCKEON, son of Joseph MCKEON and 'unknown' CASSIDY?, on 21 Jan 1914 in Pro-Cathedral, Dublin. James was born in probably Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. He died on 11 Nov 1945 in Corballis House, Cloghran, Co. Dublin. He was buried in Swords Cemetery, Dublin.

It is thought that James, a cattle dealer, was from Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. His address at the time of his marriage (in 1914) was Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh.

They had the following children.

+ 271 F i Marie MCKEON was born about 1915. She died in Nov 1985.
  272 F ii
Christina (Enagh) MCKEON was born about 1917. She died on 16 Mar 1955 in Dublin. She was buried in Swords Cemetery, Dublin.
       
Christina married Francis (Frank) C. DELANEY, son of J. J. DELANEY, on 2 Feb 1942. Francis was born in Co. Limerick. He died.

Frank, who was from Ballingarry in Co. Limerick, was an engineer and worked at Dublin Airport. He and his wife, Enagh, lived on Grace Park Road, Drumcondra, Dublin.

+ 273 M iii Oliver Gordon MCKEON was born on 8 Jun 1920. He died on 20 Apr 1983.

82. Thomas GORDON (John , Patrick (Pat) , Cormac or Thomas , John ) was born on 15 Oct 1880 in Sheepwalk, Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon. He died on 21 Mar 1937 in Main St., Mohill, Co. Leitrim.

Thomas left school at the age of 16 and joined the British Army. He served in the Boer War in 1897 after which his parents bought him out of the army and sent him to Blackrock College in Dublin to complete his secondary school education. He went on to study veterinary medicine (he is listed a a veterinary student in the 1911 census return of his brother James who lived in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal) and graduated as a member of the first veterinary class to qualify in Ireland (prior to that, Irish students had to go to Edinburgh to qualify as vets).

Following his graduation, Thomas went to Edinburgh for further study after which he rejoined the British Army, this time as an officer in the Royal Army Veterinary Corp. His specialty was equine medicine. During World War I Thomas was awarded the Military Cross for 'Gallantry and Distinction in the Field' and also received a 'Mention in Dispatches'. Immediately after the war, the British government sent a variety of experts, including Thomas, to France to help in the setting up of new government departments. As a result of his work there, Thomas was awarded the Mérite Agricole in 1919 by the French government. In the same year he received the Afghanistan Medal for his services in India. We do not know when exactly Thomas served in India but according to his obituary in The Leitrim Observer he contracted malaria while there and suffered recurrent bouts of the illness in later years.

In 1919, or shortly thereafter, Thomas retired from the army, turning down an offer of higher rank if he would stay. Owing to his accomplishments whilst in the army he was permitted to retain the title of Captain in civilian life. He returned to Ireland and set up a veterinary practice in Mohill, Co. Leitrim, where he was to spent the rest of his life. His reputation was such that his duties in Mohill included the treatment of the horses of the Irish Army. Thomas was also involved in the Royal Agricultural Society of Ireland, and was a judge at major horse shows around the country. He was also a well known breeder of dairy shorthorn cattle.

Thomas died aged 56 at his home in Mohill of what was then referred to as 'creeping paralysis', nowadays known as multiple sclerosis.

Thomas married Margaret (Gretta) REYNOLDS, daughter of Michael P. REYNOLDS, on 12 Dec 1921 in Mohill, Co. Leitrim. Margaret was born in 1897 in Rooskey, Co. Leitrim. She died in 2 Apr 1972 (Easter Sunday) in Dublin. She was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Mohill, co. Leitrim.

Margaret's address at the time of her marriage in 1921 as Mohill.

Margaret died on Easter Sunday 1972 at the age of about 75. Her address at the time of her death was Wainsfort Grove, Terenure, Dublin.

They had the following children.

+ 274 F i Mary GORDON was born on 30 May 1922. She died on 28 Dec 2013.
+ 275 M ii John GORDON was born in 1923. He died in 1998.
  276 M iii
Thomas (Tom) GORDON was born in 1924 in Mohill, Co. Leitrim. He died in May 1996 in St. Augustine, Florida. He was buried in San Lorenzo Cemetery, St. Augustine, Florida.

Thomas was ordained a priest in the Holy Ghost order in 1952 and was sent to Nigeria to take up the post of pastor in the diocese of Owerri. He spent 16 years in Nigeria until the civil war in Biafra erupted. He was one of about 200 missionaries who were expelled from the country at that time.

Thomas was then sent to Jacksonville, Florida where he was appointed associate pastor of Assumption parish there. In December 1968 he was assigned to the diocese of St. Augustine and in 1972 he was appointed pastor at St. Patrick's parish church in Jacksonville. He became pastor of Epiphany parish in Lake City in 1977 where he was responsible for the mission churches of St. Francis Xavier in Live Oak and St. Therese of the Child Jesus in Jasper. In 1985 he was appointed pastor of St. William parish in Keystone Heights where he served until his death (of a heart attack).
  277 M iv
James GORDON was born in 1926 in Mohill, Co. Leitrim. He died on 5 Jun 1942 in Mohill, Co. Leitrim.

James died aged 16 in a drowning accident in a lake near Mohill.
+ 278 F v Margaret (Gretta) GORDON was born in 1927. She died on 28 Oct 2006.
+ 279 F vi Zena Marie GORDON was born in 1928. She died on 22 Jan 2013.
  280 F vii Living.
+ 281 F viii Joan Angela GORDON was born on 24 May 1931. She died on 6 Apr 2014.
+ 282 F ix Living.
+ 283 M x Cormac GORDON was born on 31 Dec 1933. He died on 8 Oct 2001.
  284 M xi
Dermot GORDON was born in 1935 in Mohill, Co. Leitrim. He died in 1935 in Mohill, Co. Leitrim.

Dermot died of influenza aged just three months and three days.
+ 285 M xii Living.

92. Anne Catherine (Annie Kate) GORDON (Patrick , Patrick (Pat) , Cormac or Thomas , John ) was born on 29 Oct 1872 in Frenchpark, Co . Roscommon. She died on 28 Jan 1931 in Dublin. She was buried in Deansgrange Cemetery, Dublin.

Anne married James John JOYCE, son of John JOYCE and Mary GIBBONS, on 20 Nov 1895 in St. Mel's Catheral, Longford. James was born on 3 Feb 1868 in Cullaghmore, Leenane, Co. Galway. He died in 1936 in Dublin. He was buried in Deansgrange Cemetery, Dublin.

James was a shopkeeper in Longford town, initially on his own and later in partnership with a brother of his wife, Annie Kate (née Gordon), although we do not know which brother. James and Annie Kate eventually retired to Booterstown in Dublin. It appears James worked in the insurance business following his move to Dublin as the marriage certificate of his daughter Clare - who married in 1932, by which time it is believed James had moved to Dublin - tells us he was an insurance agent.

James's middle name is given as Joseph rather than John on the marriage certificate of his son, John.

They had the following children.

+ 286 M i John Vincent JOYCE was born on 5 Aug 1896. He died on 13 Mar 1964.
+ 287 F ii Mary Mercedes JOYCE was born on 25 Sep 1897. She died in 1982.
  288 F iii
Alice Mary JOYCE was born on 3 May 1899 in Longford.
       
Alice married Thomas Patrick FLEMING, son of Thomas FLEMING, on 25 Sep 1936 in Booterstown, Co. Dublin. Thomas died.

Thomas was a teacher, as was his father, who was also named Thomas.

Marriage Notes:

Thomas's address on his marriage certificate is Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal. Alice's is 59 Booterstown Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

  289 F iv
Annie K. M. JOYCE was born on 11 Dec 1900 in Longford. She died in India.

Annie entered the Loreto convent and worked in India.
  290 F v
Clare Mary JOYCE was born on 2 Aug 1903 in Longford. She died.
       
Clare married John B. MURRAY, son of John MURRAY, on 26 Jul 1932 in Booterstown, Co. Dublin. John died.

John was a civil servant.

Marriage Notes:

John's address on his marriage certificate is 76 Morehampton Road, Dublin, while Clare's is 37 Booterstown Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

  291 F vi
Angela M. JOYCE was born on 23 Mar 1905 in Longford. She died on 13 Feb 1949 in Dublin. She was buried in Deansgrange Cemetery, Dublin.

Angela, who never married, lived in 'Renvyle', Corrig Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. She was only 42 years of age when she died.

  292 F vii
Grace JOYCE was born on 17 Feb 1909 in Longford. She died in India.

Grace entered the Loreto convent, becoming Sr. Berchmans. She left Dublin for India in 1928, at the age of 19, and lived there for the rest of her life.
  293 F viii
Eithne Emily Mary JOYCE was born on 10 Jan 1911 in Longford. She died on 20 Sep 1911 in Sylchester Terrace, Longford.

Eithne died at the age of eight months.

102. Michael GORDON (Cormac , Patrick (Pat) , Cormac or Thomas , John ) was born on 24 Jan 1887 in Aughalustia, Co. Roscommon. He died before 18 Jun 1973.

It seems that Michael emigrated to the United States - for a time anyway. There is an Ellis Island record for a Michael Gordon from Ballaghaderreen, who arrived in New York, aged 24, in July 1912. According to the ship manifest, he was joining his brother, Cormac, in New York, and his nearest relative in Ireland was his father, Cormac Gordon, Aughalustia, Ballaghaderreen. However, a family member I have been in touch with had never heard of Michael having gone to the States. It is thought by the family that Michael might have gone to Australia at some point, but we have no confirmation of this.

A Michael Gordon from Ballaghaderreen, a merchant seaman, who was born in 1887 was awarded a medal by the British government for his services during World War I. Could this be our Michael?

Michael married Catherine (Katie) CUNNANE, daughter of Michael CUNNANE and Julia Anne 'UNKNOWN', on 28 Apr 1919 in Ballaghaderreen Cathedral, Co. Roscommon. Catherine was born about 1886 in probably Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon. She was buried in Kilcolman Old Cemetery, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon.

Katie was one of nine children. Her father was a cattle dealer in Ballaghaderreen.

Witnesses to the marriage of Katie and Michael were Thomas Gordon (probably Michael's brother) and Julia Cunnane.

They had the following children.

+ 294 M i Bertie GORDON died in 1990s.
+ 295 F ii Julia (Maeve) GORDON was born in 1923. She died on 16 Dec 1991.
+ 296 M iii James (Jim) Joseph GORDON was born on 10 Oct 1924. He died on 13 Nov 2006.

105. Thomas (Tom) Francis GORDON (Cormac , Patrick (Pat) , Cormac or Thomas , John ) was born on 14 Apr 1894 in Aughalustia, Co. Roscommon. He died on 18 Jun 1973 in Tuam, Co. Galway. He was buried in Kilcolman Cemetery, Ballaghaderreen., Co. Roscommon.

Tom lived at The Bungalow, Aughalustia.

Thomas married Mary 'UNKNOWN'. Mary died on 27 Dec 1989 in Roscommon. She was buried in Kilcolman Cemetery, Ballaghaderreen., Co. Roscommon.

Mary died at the County Hospital, Roscommon.

They had the following children.

  297 M i Living.
  298 M ii Living.

106. Dorothy (Dora) Mary GORDON (Cormac , Patrick (Pat) , Cormac or Thomas , John ) was born on 2 Feb 1897 in Aughalustia, Co. Roscommon. She died on 5 Jan 1978 in Dublin. She was buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.

Dora lived in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin towards the end of her life.

Dorothy married Michael Joseph LEECH, son of Michael J. LEECH and Bridget (Bee) KELLY, on 9 Jun 1926 in Ballaghaderreen Cathedral, Co. Roscommon. Michael was born on 19 Jun 1886 in Tallyhoe Lodge, Ballymoe, Castlerea, Co . Roscommon. He died on 13 Oct 1960. He was buried in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.

Michael and Dora lived in Tallyhoe Lodge, Michael's birthplace, after their marriage. They later moved to Elmfort in Castlerea.

Michael was, like his father, a civil engineer, and retired as Assistant County Surveyor for Co. Roscommon. His listing in the 'Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720-1940' published by the Irish Architectural Archive tells us that "he was carrying out work for Castlerea Rural District Council by 1910, and in 1915 was appointed an assistant county surveyor for Co. Roscommon. He retired from the assistant county surveyorship in 1951 but continued as maintenance engineer to the River Suck Drainage Board until his death. He died, rather suddenly, on 13 October 1960 leaving a widow, son and daughters."

The Dictionary also gives the following addresses for Michael:
Drumatemple, Ballintober, Roscommon, 1911;
Tallyho Lodge, Ballymoe, Co. Roscommon, 1922 & 1956;
Elmsfort House, Castlerea, 1958 & 1960

Note that the Leech family plot in the cemetery in Castlerea is on the west side of the ruined church.

They had the following children.

+ 299 M i Michael Joseph (Jossie) LEECH was born on 30 Sep 1927. He died on 10 Mar 1986.
  300 F ii Living.
       
Living married Brendan Joseph LYNCH, son of George LYNCH and Frances O'NEILL. Brendan was born in 1918. He died in 2007.

Brendan, who was from Tully, Knockvicar, Co. Roscommon, was a State Solicitor. He was a partner in George Lynch & Sons, the company founded by his father and located on Bridge Street, Carrick-on-Shannon. George, his father, was also a State Solicitor.
  301 F iii Living.

113. Thomas Gordon (Gordon) FLANAGAN (Anne GORDON , Patrick (Pat) , Cormac or Thomas , John ) was born about 1888 in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. He died on 4 Aug 1963 in 10 Dunservick Road, Clontarf, Dublin. He was buried in St. Fintan's Cemetery, Sutton, Co. Dublin.

Gordon worked for the Insurance Corporation of Ireland. He and his family lived at 10 Dunseverick Road, Clontarf.

Thomas married Mary (Maimie) Josephine FITZPATRICK, daughter of P. J. FITZPATRICK and 'UNKNOWN', on 18 Feb 1939 in St. Anthony's Church, Clontarf, Dublin. Mary died after 4 Aug 1963.

Mamie was from The Glebe, Broomfield, Castleblayney, Co. Monahan.

They had the following children.

  302 M i Living.

122. Francis (Frank) J. GORDON (James G. , Patrick (Pat) , Cormac or Thomas , John ) was born on 5 Aug 1891 in Grallagh, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. He died in 1983 in probably Dublin. He was buried in Kilclooney Cemetery, Milltown, Tuam, Co. Galway.

Frank farmed in Kilclooney, near Tuam, Co. Galway until his retirement when he moved to Dalkey, Co. Dublin. He and his wife, Amy, are buried in the family grave in Kilclooney Cemetery.

Francis married Amy Mary FFRENCH-LYNCH, daughter of Harry FFRENCH-LYNCH and Catherine CURRAN, on 23 Jun 1931 in University Church, Dublin. Amy was born in 1895 in Rockwell House, Toberroe, Tuam, Co. Galway. She died on 26 Nov 1977 in Dublin. She was buried in Kilclooney Cemetery, Milltown, Tuam, Co. Galway.

Amy attended secondary school at Loreto Convent, Rathfarnham, Dublin.

They had the following children.

+ 303 F i Living.
  304 F ii
Amy (Fay) GORDON was born in 1933 in Tuam, Co. Galway. She died in 2000.
        Amy married Living.
+ 305 M iii Henry J. GORDON was born in 1935. He died on 6 Nov 2014.
  306 F iv Living.
        Living married Living.

123. Mabel Josephine (Jo) GORDON (James G. , Patrick (Pat) , Cormac or Thomas , John ) was born on 19 Jun 1892 in Grallagh, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. She died on 2 Jan 1975 in San Diego, California.

Jo emigrated to the United States in 1911. She appears to have gone by the surname Gordon-Granville when she moved to the States (apparently her father's middle name was Granville).

Mabel married Arthur Warren SELLECK, son of Herman D. SELLECK, on 23 Dec 1914 in U.S.. Arthur was born on 19 Feb 1886 in New York. He died on 21 Feb 1936 in Liberty, New York.

Arthur was a medical doctor. He was only 50 years old when he died.

They had the following children.

  307 M i
James (Jim) Arthur Gordon SELLECK was born on 15 Feb 1916 in Roscoe, New York. He died.
+ 308 F ii Mary Erin SELLECK was born about 1917. She died in 1998.
+ 309 M iii Guy (Mickey/Mike) Franklin SELLECK was born on 18 Jul 1918. He died on 31 Jan 2013.
  310 M iv
William (Bill) Martin SELLECK was born on 5 Jun 1920 in Roscoe, New York. He died on 25 Oct 1944 in Leyte Gulf, Phillipines.

Bill, a radioman first class in the United States Navy, was killed in action in World War II.

  311 M v
Arthur (Art) W. SELLECK was born about 1921 in Roscoe, New York. He died.
  312 F vi Living.
        Living married Living.
  313 M vii
John Paul SELLECK was born in 1926 in Roscoe, New York. He died on 29 Jan 2013 in probably Panama City, Florida.

John became a priest. The following is taken from his obituary in the Panama City News Herald:

"After graduating from Epiphany College in Newburgh, New York, he entered Our Lady of the Angels Seminary in Niagara Falls, New York. He was ordained to the sacred priesthood on June 15, 1957, for the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey. After serving over 5 years in Atlantic City, New Jersey, he entered the U.S. Air Force in 1963. Fr. John retired from active duty in 1983 after serving his country for twenty years. He was recalled to active duty the next day due to a priest shortage, and he continued to serve until 1988. He was then granted permission to remain on extended active duty. During his time on active duty he served as a Chaplain in Korea, Japan, Thailand, the Netherlands, and various other locations until his final retirement from Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida in 1991 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Father John served for more than 9 years as Administrator of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Blountstown and St. Lawrence Mission in Wewahitchka. He served at St. Dominic from August 2000 to the present, where he devoted much of his time to prison ministry and caring for the sick through hospital, nursing home and homebound visits."
  314 M viii
Edward Gordon SELLECK was born on 2 Aug 1928 in Roscoe, New York. He died on 9 Aug 1996 in San Diego, California.

Edward was known as Gordon by his family. He used Edward professionally.
  315 M ix
George D. SELLECK was born on 9 Oct 1930 in Roscoe, New York. He died on 24 Jul 1965.

George served in the United States Navy in World War II.

124. Maude Eda Angela GORDON (James G. , Patrick (Pat) , Cormac or Thomas , John ) was born on 23 Aug 1894 in Grallagh, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. She died on 11 Aug 1987. She was buried in Shanganagh Cemetery, Dublin.

There is a Maude Gordon listed along with a Gertrude Gordon in the 1911 census of Ireland as a 15-year-old student at Loreto Convent boarding school in Dalkey, Co. Dublin. Athough the county of birth of Maude is given as Co. Galway (possibly because the family had moved to Co. Galway from Co. Roscommon where Maude was born), it is probable that the Maude at Loreto is our Maude above.

Maude is listed with the family of her sister Ivy Hosty in Bootle, Lancashire in the 1939 Register. Presumably she had moved in with them as her husband, Harold, was away serving wih the Royal Navy at the time.

Maude married Harold LOWEY, son of Frederick LOWEY and Ann (Annie) PEERS, on 9 Jan 1935 in Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales. Harold was born on 19 Sep 1897 in Birkenhead, Cheshire. He died on 24 Nov 1941 in South Atlantic.

According to one family source, Harold was of Manx origin, but another member of the family has told me that, while the Lowey name is common in the Isle of Man, it Harold's great-grandfather Richard Lowey may have come from Kilcoo in Co. Down. Richard later settled in Merseyside and married in Liverpool in 1820.

Harold was a naval officer. After his marriage he and his wife, Maude, lived for a time in Malta, where he was stationed, before returning to England where he and Maude lived at 255 Chatsworth Avenue, Cosham, Portsmouth.

Harold was killed when his ship, HMS Dunedin, was torpedoed by a German U-boat in the South Atlantic during World War II. He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial (panel 45, column 3).

They had the following children.

+ 316 M i Living.

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