I’ve been slowly getting my head round Ancestry.co.uk, and keep bumping into others researching similar ancestors. For example, I’m in touch with Rob who is helping the granddaughter of Angus Charles Majoribanks Maitland look into her O’Callaghan side of her family.
ACM Maitland married Mary Bridgid O’Callaghan in 1923. They were married by the Bishop of Taum in county Mayo. She was born 1902 Ballina County Mayo and died 1946 buried Prestin Rd cemetery Yeovil. Her parents were Thomas O’Callaghan (d 1927) and Elizabeth Poe, the daughter or Sir William Poe and Mary Cosby of Stradbally Hall. Mary Bridget also had two sisters: Helena (Lena) 1901 to 1984 who married Hugh Waller Langford-Sainsbury; and Barbara (Babs) who married Mr Brunner and had two sons Angus and Basil. Mary also had a brother called Arthur.
Mary Brigid’s great grandmother on maternal side (i.e. Mary Crosby’s mother) was a Brodie.
Mary Brigid’s grandfather (i.e. Thomas O’Callaghan’s father) was called Patrick. His wife was the daughter of de Cagne a Knight of Malta.
Looks like the family are listed in the 1901 and 1911 census of Ireland. Thomas Callaghan is listed as a national school teacher in both census. The children are listed as Margaret, James Arthur and Helena as well as Mary Brigid. Maybe Barbara was also called Margaret. All the dates appear to be similar as does the county.
Rob’s found Hugh Waller Langford-Sainsbury (and I’ve found him listed here), but he can’t find the Brunner family at all. He’s also looked at the Poe family and Cosby family of Stradbally and can’t find Mary Cosby, Sir William Poe and Elizabeth Poe nor a Cosby who married a Brodie. I’ve had a look too and can’t find them either, and wonder if there’s a spelling error of missing link because the Cosby family of Stadbally Hall are pretty well documented on The Peerage. The only Sir William Poe I can find is a Lt.-Col. Sir William Hutchison-Poë, 1st Bt, but he married Mary Adelaide Domville. Anyway, I’ve Cosbys of Stadbelly Hall a line to see if they can help with this mystery or maybe someone will read this and help solve it.