Francis Longworth & Unknown

Francis Longworth ca 1680 – 1742 | his parents
& ?? | her parents
of “Craggen,” County Westmeath, Ireland

This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!

“Creggan is about three miles south-east of Athlone – where was a house rather than a castle which burned in 1919. Athlone is on the river Shannon and would be approx. 2 hr. drive to Shannon (airport).” infomation from Westmeath Tourism 1999.

“Craggan is only one of several alternative spellings available for the name of the Longworth farm a few miles east of Athlone. It can also appear as Creggan or Cregeen.” Jack Swift

*Francis Longworth was the son and heir of *Francis Longworth and
the grandson of *Peter the Cromwellian soldier.

Child of Francis Longworth 1680 – 1742 Creggan, Westmeath, Ireland
1. George Longworth 1714 – 1779

George Longworth 1714 – 1779 | his parents
& Catherine Stewart | her parents
of Creggan, Westmeath, Ireland

Children of *George Longworth 1714 – 1779 and Catherine Stewart had:
1. Ann Longworth
2. Mary Longworth
married William Hodson
3. Helena Longworth
4. James Longworth
5. Robert Longworth
6.*Francis Longworth 1738 – 1804 of Craggan Castle, co Westmeath, Ireland
built first house at Glynwood 1790
married Elizabeth Dames 1742 – 1779
daughter and co-heir of Thomas Dames of Rathmoyle, King’s County

Francis Longworth 1738 – 1804 | his parents
& Elizabeth Dames 1742 – 1779 | her parents
of Craggan Castle, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

Francis Longworth [1738 – 1804] married Elizabeth Dames [1742 – 1779] daughter and co-heir of Thomas Dames of Rathmoyle, King’s County.

1790 Francis Longworth built first house at Glynwood.

Children of Francis Longworth & Elizabeth Dames:
1. *John Longworth 1764 – 1817 died childless
married 1787 Alicia Margaret Browne 1766 – 1793
daughter of John, first Baron Kilmaine
2. *Francis Longworth esq 1766 – 1849
of Creggan, Westmeath and Oatfield, Calway
married 1795 Maria Sarah Browne 1768 – 1808
2nd daughter of John, first Baron Kilmaine and Alicia Caulfield
a.*Francis Longworth 1796 – 1856 dsp
b.*John Longworth 1798 – 1881
1837 to 1853 Grand Juror of Craggan Castle
rebuilt Glynwood House ca 1860 [architect Sir George Moyers]

married Jane Spoule 1797 – 1849
i. Peter Longworth 1846 – 1867
married Miss Evans 1842 – 1867 [issue died by 1872]
c. Rev. Thomas James Longworth 1800 – 1865
married Emma Bridges 1796 – 1817
d. George Longworth 1802 – 1847
e. Alicia Harriet Longworth ca 1801 – 26 May 1866 age 65 ts
died at Kingstown, Dublin, Ireland.
married at Leckhampton 4 June 1824 Henry Norwood Tyre
7 July 1798 – 13 Nov 1854 age 56
“Sheriff of Gloucestershire” both buried St. Peter’s Leckhampton
f. Anne Eliza Longworth 1806 – 1820
married Capt. Young 1789 – 1823
married 2nd Mary Ann Whitaker 1760 – 1852
3. Mary Anne Longworth 1767 – 1794
married John Wakely 1742 – 1793 of Ballyburley, King’s County.
4. Thomas Longworth Dames 1768 – 1825 age 57
who assumed the name of Dames

married 1788 Jane Burke 1752 – 1812
youngest daughter of Maunsell Burke of Springfield Co, Galway
5. George Longworth 1770 – 1827
married Anne Phillips 1771 – 1830
a. Catherine Longworth 1825 – 1826
b. George Longworth 1826 – 1827
c. Mary Longworth 1826 – 1827
d. William Longworth 1827 – 1828
6. William Longworth 1772 – 1855
7. Eliza Longworth 1774 – 1788
married Rev Samuel Lucas 1757 – 1791
8. Catherine Longworth 1776 – 1790
married J Bailey 1759 – 1793

Thomas Longworth – Dames 1768 – 1825 | his parents
& 1788 Jane Burke 1752 – 1812 | her parents
of Greenhill, King’s County Ireland

Thomas Longworth Dames 1768 – 1825 age 57
who assumed the name of Dames as heir to his maternal grandfather

married 1788 Jane Burke 1752 – 1812
youngest daughter of Maunsell Burke of Springfield Co, Galway

Children of Thomas Longworth – Dames & Jane Burke:
1. Francis Longworth Dames 25 Dec 1789 – 6 Oct 1863 age 73
of Greenhill, Kings County [High Sheriff in 1827]
married 5 June 1830 Anna Hume 1788 – 21 Sept 1835
youngest daughter of Rev Travers Hume, DD, Rector of Ardee co Louth
a. Thomas Dames -Longworth of Greenhill 12 March 1831 – 25 Feb 1911

captTLDames
1855 Captain Thomas Dames Longworth.. standing near wall, bell tent in background;
Roger Fenton Crimean War photograph collection;
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-USZC4-9318
from Lecture given at the Library of Congress October 13th 2004. by Richard Pare
The Angel of Death has been abroad throughout the land. Roger Fenton and the Crimean War.
“On a purely compositional level the portrait of Captain Dames is one of the most striking in the series. It remains one of the strongest of all Fenton’s portraits; the rushing perspective of the vectored angle of the clapboard wall fixes the subject firmly in space. The articulated negative and positive triangulation of the background maintains the geometric tension of the image. The dress uniform of an officer of the Royal Artillery with its elaborate frogging and embroidery seems at odds with his introspective gaze. He survived the war and it seems that he returned to Ireland, he married and had .. children.”

married 29 April 1858 Eunice Jane Hassell 10 Sept 1836 –
a. Gertrude Anna Dames-Longworth 9 Feb 1859 – 8 April 1868 age 9
b. Francis Talbot Dames-Longworth 16 June 1860 – Jan 1888 age 27 dsp
c. Gustavas Montago Dames-Longworth 17 April 1862 – 2 April 1901
d. Eunice Mary Dames-Longworth 9 Nov 1864 – 8 Oct 1903
married 12 April 1888 George Westley Richards 14 Jan 1859 –
e. Catherine Edith Dames-Longworth 11 Feb 1868 – 13 Mar 1868
f. Thomas Mansel Dames – Longworth 16 Feb 1869 – 8 Jan 1909
g. Ethel Dames- Longworth 10 Feb 1872 –
h. Kathleen Tomasine Dames- Longworth 7 July 1875 –
b. Elizabeth Longworth Dames 1833 – 1835
c.*Francis Travers Dames Longworth of Dublin 1834 – 1898
married Frances Tennison Noble 1841 – 1895 of Co Monaghan
a. *Edward Travers Dames-Longworth 1861 – 1907
married Hester Anne Cockerell 1853 – 1899
i. Hester Frances Longworth
*
ii. Pamela Frederica Longworth
iii. Paulina Dames Longworth
married Robert Nicholl Caddell* Travers Robert Dames-Longworth
1896 – 1929 died without issue
b. Francis Dames Longworth 1862 – 1863
c. Mary Louisa Dames Longworth 1864 – 1917
married Langer Meade Loftus Owen 1862 – 1935
i. Gladys Mary Owen 1889 – 1936
married John D M Moore
ii. Mary H Owen 1895 – 1896
iii. William Francis Langer Owen Kbe.1899 – 1972
married Joan B Rolin
married 13 Aug 1839 Elizabeth Selina 8 June 1812-13 June 1885 age 74
dau of Ralph Smyth and Hannah Staples, dau of Sir Robert Staples
a. Ralph Longworth 1840 -1841
b. Robert Longworth 1841 – 1842
c. Mary Jane Dames Longworth 1843 – 1857
married Charles Colley Palmer 1826 – 1860
d. Robert Staples Longworth-Dames 1844 – 1922 of 21 Herbert Street, Dublin
married Mary Anne Alice Jameson 21 Nov 1844 Drogheda – 24 May 1917
dau. of James Jameson and Lucy Cairns. He was a Director of Jameson’s Whiskey
a. Francis James Nesbitt Longworth-Dames LD 20 May 1879 Dublin – 30 Jan 1923 Dublin
married in Belfast 14 Apr 1905 Mary Frances McFarland
7 Nov 1877 India – 9 June 1955 Leonard-on-sea, Sussex
dau of Francis Edward McFarland and Mary Georgina Elliott
i. Dorothy Marguerite Longworth-Dames 1906 – 2001
married 4 Sept 1929 Victor St George Vaughan 1903 – 1990
son of Dr. Joseph Sherlock Vaughan and Mina Augusta Geary of Dublin
1. Peter St George Vaughan
2. Hilare Dorothy
3. Mary Colletta
4. Marquerite Hester
ii. Alice Georgina Longworth-Dames 1909 – 1995
married 1936 Joseph Charles Handley Vaughan 1907 – 1989
son of Dr. Joseph Sherlock Vaughan and Mina Augusta Geary of Dublin
1. Patrick Handley Vaughan
2. Heather Joy
3. Kevin Francis
4. Carol Alice
iii. Francis Robert Longworth-Dames 28 Sept 1912 – 27 Aug 2002 Hindhead, Surrey
he was a Priest

e-mail from Patrick Vaughan Robert Staples Longworth-Dames (1844-1922), of 21 Herbert Street, Dublin. He was son of Francis LD by his 2nd marriage. He was a classics scholar, winning prizes in University, and eventually being awarded a Gold Medal (which my sister has) in his finals. BA 1862 at Trinty College Dublin. He was a barrister (Q.C.), working in the Irish Land Commission. His final post was “Chief Examiner of Title”. He was a keen churchman, being churchwarden of St Bartholomew’s Dublin seven times between 1878 and 1914. He was a Mason (Lodge 141). He married Mary Anne Alice Jameson (daughter of a Director of Jameson’s Whiskey). The gross value of his estate for probate was ¬£14,274:14s:3d. They had only one son, Francis James Nesbitt LD (1879-1923) (my grandfather). I could go on….

Hope this is some help PATRICK

  1. Mansel John Longworth-Dames Dec 1792 – 5 Sept 1880 Cheltenham aged 88
    married Julia Ombler 1811 – 26 Sept 1881 Bournemouth
    both buried at St. Peter’s, Leckhampton
    3. Jane Longworth Dames 1 June 1793 – 12 June 1863
    married Hugh Hamill 1779 – 16 May 1835
    4. Thomas Longworth Dames Sept 1794 – 3 July 1845
    Capt 1st Dragoon Guards
    5. Eliza Longworth Dames Sept 1799 – 16 Dec 1835
    6. Maria Longworth Dames 1801 – 1 Dec 1893
    bapt 11 Oct 1801
    married 24 Nov 1831 Robert Fleetwood Rynd 22 Nov 1798 – 10 Mar 1875
    7. John Longworth Dames 1803 – 11 April 1881
    bapt 1 Jan 1803
    8. Rev. Arthur Longworth Dames 29 Feb 1804 – 20 Jan 1887
    married 1844 Susanne Emma Brown 1801 – 1849
    9. Col. William Longworth Dames 2 Mar 1806 – 20 Feb 1868
    married 1834 Christine Smith 1802 – aft 1868
    10. Capt. George Longworth Dames 1808 – 1860
    married 1836 Emma Kemble 1815 – 1845
    a. George Francis Dames Longworth 1837 – 1860 at sea
    married 1847 Caroline Amelia Burnswick Northmore 1826 – 1862
    b. Amy Northmore Longworth – Dames 1848 –
    c. Mansel Longworth – Dames 1850 –
    married 1878 Mary Ann Ivens
    d. Caroline Charlotte Dames Longworth 1851 –
    married 1873 Walter Augustus Parker 1849 –
    e. Elfrida Gertrude Dames Longworth 1854 –
    f. Francis William Longworth – Dames 1856 –
    g. Henry Northmore Longworth -Dames 1857 –

* shows the ownership by the Longworths of the Creggan farm in Westmeath County, Ireland.

ref and source: Visitation of Ireland orig 1897 – 1918 Vol 2 ed by Howard & Crisp p53
“South Westmeath Farm and Folk” by Jeremiah Sheehan [1978] pages 48 – 53

See this excerpt http://homepage.eircom.net/~gfoy/hemstead/

“Creggan is about three miles south-east of Athlone – where was a house rather than a castle which burned in 1919. Athlone is on the river Shannon and would be approx. 2 hr. drive to Shannon (airport).” infomation from Westmeath Tourism 1999.

1918Crageen-staff
Staff at Cregeen House ca 1918
“South Westmeath; Farm and Folks “by Jerimiah Sheeham page 53

“Craggan is only one of several alternative spellings available for the name of the Longworth farm a few miles east of Athlone. It can also appear as Creggan or Cregeen.” Jack Swift

1860Glynwood
Glynwood House built for John Longworth ca 1860
“South Westmeath ; Farm and Folks “by Jerimiah Sheeham page 49
pictures were contributed by Pat Longworth of Australia for use on this site

“In 1919, soon after Major T M Montgomery’s return Glynwood House was accidentally burned beyond repair. All the family now went to live in Cregeen House, where a large staff of house-workers and gardeners was maintained. Cregeen House was burned by Irish Republican forces on the same night as, and for the same reasons as Moydrum Castle was burned. With both “big houses” gone, the family decided to leave the area where they had lived for almost 300 years.” Jeremiah Sheehan in “South Westmeath Farm and Folk” pub. 1978

“RE: Paulina Dames Longworth who married Robert Nicholl Caddell- I have discovered since my e-mail to you that Paulina was the daughter of Edward Travers Dames Longworth and Hester Cockerell (this Cockerell no Connection of mine) who in turn was the son of Francis Travers Dames Longworth etc” -Peter Cockerill

 

3 thoughts on “Francis Longworth & Unknown”

  1. I am a great great granddaughter of Captain Thomas Longworth Dames of Greenhill – really interesting information and would love to see any more you have

  2. Hello I am looking for David Fitzgerald Longworth.
    He was a capt. with the 31st regiment of foot and led the regiment at the Battle of Sobraon. Was promoted to major for gallantry.
    I am looking for a portrait of him I am told exists.

    Regards Will.

  3. Hello,
    After just looking through your very informative site, have you ever come across a Capt. William Dames 1779 – 1842 – who lived in Ireland and Nottingham UK
    or a Patrick Dames born about 1797 in Dublin?
    I have been looking for these people for a very long time.
    Kind Regards,
    Lynne

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