Sumner Mason Clayton1

Male, CreeID#3251, (9 March 1891 - 5 August 1971)
ChartsLine 7. The Perth glovers line
Chart 3241 Portland
Sumner Mason Clayton was born on 9 March 1891 in Tahoka, Lynn County, Texas, USA.1

Sumner Mason Clayton married Julia Lincoln Crie, daughter of Henry Chandler Crie and Martha Julia Adair, on 13 February 1910 in Tahoka, Lynn County, Texas. Sumner Clayton and Julia Crie are the grandparents of Julia Clayton who has transcribed and published the information about this Crie line.1

His wife Julia Lincoln Crie died on 29 January 1971 in O'Donnell, Lynn County, Texas, USA.1

Sumner Mason Clayton died on 5 August 1971 in Texas, USA.1

Family: Sumner Mason Clayton and Julia Lincoln Crie

References

  1. [S171] Web site Many Worlds Crossover: The Genealogical Path (http://solargenes.tribalpages.com/).
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Lorene Boswell1

Female, CreeID#3252, (18 December 1898 - 12 March 1928)
ChartsLine 7. The Perth glovers line
Chart 3241 Portland
Lorene Boswell was born on 18 December 1898 in Cleburne, Texas, USA.1

Lorene Boswell married James Griswold Crie, son of Henry Chandler Crie and Martha Julia Adair, on 10 January 1917 in Tahoka, Lynn County, Texas, USA.1

Her husband James Griswold Crie died on 25 May 1919 in Santa Rita, New Mexico, USA.1

Lorene Boswell died on 12 March 1928 in Tucson, Arizona, USA.1

Family: Lorene Boswell and James Griswold Crie

References

  1. [S171] Web site Many Worlds Crossover: The Genealogical Path (http://solargenes.tribalpages.com/).
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Otto Mortimer Shook1

Male, CreeID#3254, (25 November 1890 - )
ChartsLine 7. The Perth glovers line
Chart 3241 Portland
Otto Mortimer Shook was born on 25 November 1890 in Tahoka, Lynn County, Texas, USA.1

Otto Mortimer Shook married Elizabeth Harding Bessie Crie, daughter of Henry Chandler Crie and Martha Julia Adair, on 18 August 1915 in Tahoka, Lynn County, Texas.1

Family: Otto Mortimer Shook and Elizabeth Harding Bessie Crie

References

  1. [S171] Web site Many Worlds Crossover: The Genealogical Path (http://solargenes.tribalpages.com/).
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Charles Franklin Shook1

Male, CreeID#3255, (3 August 1894 - )
ChartsLine 7. The Perth glovers line
Chart 3241 Portland
Charles Franklin Shook was born on 3 August 1894 in West Texas, Texas, USA.1

Charles Franklin Shook married Isabel Sidney Crie, daughter of Henry Chandler Crie and Martha Julia Adair, on 19 February 1916 in Tahoka, Lynn County, Texas, USA.1

Family: Charles Franklin Shook and Isabel Sidney Crie

References

  1. [S171] Web site Many Worlds Crossover: The Genealogical Path (http://solargenes.tribalpages.com/).
Last edited15 Sep 2019

John Small Wilson1

Male, CreeID#3256
ChartsBranch 7c. The Abernethy line
John Small Wilson was the son of James Wilson and Mary Ann Cree.1

References

  1. [S161] Personal Communication, John Plunkett, email 10 January 2007.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

John Bell1

Male, CreeID#3257, (31 May 1824 - )
ChartsBranch 10b. The Forteviot branch
John Bell was born on 31 May 1824 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of William Bell and Christian Cree.1

John is an ancestor of Anne Massey.1

References

  1. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Anne Massey 21 Jan 2007.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Mary Bell1

Female, CreeID#3258, (31 December 1826 - )
ChartsBranch 10b. The Forteviot branch
Mary Bell was born on 31 December 1826 in Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of William Bell and Christian Cree.1

References

  1. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Anne Massey 21 Jan 2007.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Elizabeth Hunte Bell1

Female, CreeID#3259, (31 May 1836 - )
ChartsBranch 10b. The Forteviot branch
Elizabeth Hunte Bell was born on 31 May 1836 in St Quivox, Ayrshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of William Bell and Christian Cree.1

References

  1. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Anne Massey 21 Jan 2007.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Ann Thomson1

Female, CreeID#3260
ChartsLine 7. The Perth glovers line
Chart 1444 Saline (1)
Ann Thomson married John Crie, son of David Cree and Janet Reid, on 27 May 1822 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1

Her daughter Ann Cree was baptised on 6 February 1825 in High Church, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.1

Her daughter Anne Crie was born on 3 June 1827 in Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1

Her daughter Janet Cree was born on 3 April 1829 in Gorbals, Lanarkshire.2

Children of Ann Thomson and John Crie

References

  1. [S70] Old Parochial Registers Index (Scotland) (Salt Lake City: LDS, 1992).
  2. [S85] International Genealogical Index 1992 or "old" Family Search web site, Church of Latter Day Saints.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Ann Cree

Female, CreeID#3261, (6 February 1825 - )
ChartsLine 7. The Perth glovers line
Chart 1444 Saline (1)
Ann Cree was baptised on 6 February 1825 in High Church, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of John Crie and Ann Thomson.

References

  1. [S70] Old Parochial Registers Index (Scotland) (Salt Lake City: LDS, 1992).
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Anne Crie1

Female, CreeID#3262, (3 June 1827 - )
ChartsLine 7. The Perth glovers line
Chart 1444 Saline (1)
Anne Crie was born on 3 June 1827 in Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of John Crie and Ann Thomson.1

References

  1. [S70] Old Parochial Registers Index (Scotland) (Salt Lake City: LDS, 1992).
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Janet Cree1

Female, CreeID#3263, (3 April 1829 - 7 January 1907)
ChartsLine 7. The Perth glovers line
Chart 1444 Saline (1)
Janet Cree was born on 3 April 1829 in Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland.2 She was the daughter of John Crie and Ann Thomson.1 Janet Cree was baptised on 19 April 1829 in Gorbals, Lanarkshire.2

Janet Cree was a French polisher in January 1850.3

On 11 January 1850 Janet Cree was described as 4 ft 11 1/2 in. tall, age 20, of fair complexion, with a large head, very light sandy hair and light hazel eyes.3 On 11 January 1850 in Glasgow C[ourt] of J[ustice?], Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, Janet Cree was sentenced to seven years transportation to Van Diemans Land for stealing a plaid.3 She departed on 13 April 1850 from The Downs, off the coast of Kent, England, on board the Baretto Junior (Queensland State Lib database says 05 April 1850 which may have been the date of ship's departure from the Thames.)4

Janet Cree arrived in Tasmania, Australia, on 25 July 1850. On board the Baretto Junior.3,4 On 8 November 1850 Janet Cree absconded.3 On 4 December 1850 Janet Cree sentenced to 4 months hard labour for absconding. She was "not to be allowed to enter service in the District of Hobert Town."3 On 25 April 1851 Janet Cree sentenced to four days in the cells for "Dis[obeying?]. of orders."3

Janet Cree married Thomas Dennis on 16 September 1852 in Christ Church, Cullenswood, Tasmania, Australia. They were married by Dr Rev Samuel Parsons of the English and Irish United Church. From 1852 to 1871 They had eleven children: Jane, Samuel, Agnes, Caroline, William, Elizabeth (Helen), Jessie, Margaret, John, Thomas and Emily. Thomas and Janet Dennis were great-great-great-grandparents of Elaine Game through their son William.3,5

After 1854 Janet Cree and Thomas Dennis were living in Cullenswood, St Marys, Tasmania, Australia.3

On 7 March 1854 she was granted a Ticket of Leave.3

Her husband Thomas Dennis died on 4 September 1901.3

Janet Cree died on 7 January 1907 in St Marys, Tasmania, Australia. "aged 80 years" (She was actually 77.)3,5 She was buried in Cullenswood, Fingal Road, St Marys, Tasmania, Australia.3

Family: Janet Cree and Thomas Dennis

References

  1. [S70] Old Parochial Registers Index (Scotland) (Salt Lake City: LDS, 1992).
  2. [S85] International Genealogical Index 1992 or "old" Family Search web site, Church of Latter Day Saints.
  3. [S16] Personal communication, email Elaine Game 6 Feb 2007.
  4. [S284] Website Index to Tasmanian Convicts (http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=11), Database no. 15820.
  5. [S16] Personal communication, Cheryl R. Kerr-Dennis, 25 June 2013.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Thomas Dennis1

Male, CreeID#3264, (between 1818 and 1819 - 4 September 1901)
ChartsLine 7. The Perth glovers line
Chart 1444 Saline (1)
Thomas Dennis was born between 1818 and 1819. (There is no plausible record of Thomas's birth in Wales. The nearest is a Thomas Dennis baptised at Margam, Glamorgan, on 23 Sep 1825. This at least shows the existence of a Dennis family in Glamorgan.)1 On 16 July 1837 in Glamorgan, Wales, Thomas Dennis was sentenced to transportation at Glamorgan Assizes and sailed to Tasmania on board the "Blenheim."2

Elaine Game writes, "Thomas Dennes, alias Dennesfield according to him, had it hard before he came. He was sentenced for stealing a pair of boots and spent time in the hulks. I think he would have been about 24 when sentenced to seven years. Unfortunately when he got to Tasmania he refused to work on the gangs, constantly absconding, he had numerous lashings of 25 stripes and was also in solitary many many days. At Port Arthur he had a further three years added to his sentence... As early as 1839 he would abscond and present himself as a free man, every year he would make a break and be brought back to be lashed and into solitary. If you saw Port Arthur and the cells you would realise just how tough Thomas must have been. He earned himself a reputation for the number of lashes and solitary he served. Even in October 1845 he was still trying to escape, this time given another year of Hard Labour. All in all he must have served fourteen years labour instead of the original seven. However he seems to have settled down when he was sent to Mr Legges property at Cullenswood where he apparently met Janet Cree."2

Thomas Dennis married Janet Cree, daughter of John Crie and Ann Thomson, on 16 September 1852 in Christ Church, Cullenswood, Tasmania, Australia. They were married by Dr Rev Samuel Parsons of the English and Irish United Church. From 1852 to 1871 They had eleven children: Jane, Samuel, Agnes, Caroline, William, Elizabeth (Helen), Jessie, Margaret, John, Thomas and Emily. Thomas and Janet Dennis were great-great-great-grandparents of Elaine Game through their son William.1,3

After 1854 Thomas Dennis and Janet Cree were living in Cullenswood, St Marys, Tasmania, Australia.1

Thomas Dennis died on 4 September 1901.1 He was buried in Cullenswood, Tasmania, Australia.1

Family: Thomas Dennis and Janet Cree

References

  1. [S16] Personal communication, email Elaine Game 6 Feb 2007.
  2. [S16] Personal communication, email Elaine Game 16 Feb 2007.
  3. [S16] Personal communication, Cheryl R. Kerr-Dennis, 25 June 2013.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Gertrude Woods1

Female, CreeID#3265
ChartsBranch 7c. The Abernethy line
Gertrude Woods married William Lawson Cree, son of William Cree and Eliza Lawson, on 1 February 1916 in the Register Office, Oldham, Lancashire, England. (The date is not clearly legible on the image of the certificate I have seen.)1,2,3

Her son James Cree was born c February 1918 in Oldham, Lancashire, England.4,5

Child of Gertrude Woods and William Lawson Cree

References

  1. [S16] Personal communication, Email Wendy Cree 19 March 2007.
  2. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, Vol 1 EM 542 Vol 8D p 1070.
  3. [S78] Registration Certificate held in Cree Archives or transcribed by researcher, Marriage Cert copy sent by Ron Cree.
  4. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Wendy Cree 27 August 2006.
  5. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, Vol 1 EB 1015 Vol 8D p 873.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

John Cree (of Ennis, Co. Clare)

Male, CreeID#3266, (c 1685? - )
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
John Cree (of Ennis, Co. Clare) was born c 1685?. This is a guess, working back from the date of marriage of his grandson James McMahon who had his first child in 1774.

His daughter Ellen Cree was born c 1710.

A James Cree appears in a diary entry for 1 April 1741. He appears to be giving directions to Nathaniel Lucas as if he was a farm manager. Trevor Cree writes Many of the names in the diary are agricultural labourers who worked for Lucas. However, I think that it is clear that James Cree gave directions to Lucas to give half a barrel of oats to Natt Lucas. I am not clear if the foster brother was of Natt Lucas or James Cree. (Benjamin and Nathanial Lucas of Ballingaddy were brothers of the celebrated Charles Lucas, the apothecary and politician, who agitated for the municipal rights of Dublin citizens in the 1740s, and was a nephew of John Lucas of Drumcavan.)

The importance of this entry is that it shows that there was a Cree in County Clare in 1741. The context is that there was a "Great Frost" and a famine in Ireland in 1740 to 1741 and by the Spring of 1741, when this diary entry was written, grain stocks held by landownwers (mainly oats) were being distributed.1

Apart from the reference in the College of Arms pedigree of 1786, we have found little trace of the name Cree in County Clare. However there were several Creagh families and in 1766 a John Creagh was granted the freedom of the Borough of Ennis. This may be the same person as John Cree. Importantly it shows that there were Creagh families of merchant standing in Ennis to which John Cree could have belonged.

The new corporation of Ennis, as established by James II in 1687, consisted of a Portreve and twelve burgesses, as undernamed... Pierce Creagh, merchant... Pierce Creagh would be of the correct age to be father of John Creagh.2

John Cree (of Ennis, Co. Clare) was living in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland.3

Child of John Cree (of Ennis, Co. Clare)

References

  1. [S463] Brian Ó Dálaigh, "The Lucas diary 1740-41", Analecta Hibernica 40 (2007), pp 73-187, "April 1741
    1st Wednesday. Gave cousin Natt Lucas half a barrel of oats by James
    Cree's directions, which was paid his foster brother Connellane,......
    2nd Thursday. Gave cousin Natt Lucas another half barrel of oats on
    the same account to be allowed my father at the time of paying his
    rent. (Note: The rent of Ballingaddy East, which was paid to Charles
    Smith; see 18.5 and 14.6)."
  2. [S181] James Frost, The History and Topography of the County of Clare (Dublin: Mercier Press, Dublin, 1893 (repub. 1978)), pp 605-6.
  3. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, "Ellen daughter of John Cree of Ennis in the County of Clare."
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Ellen Cree

Female, CreeID#3267, (c 1710 - )
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Ellen Cree was born c 1710. She was the daughter of John Cree (of Ennis, Co. Clare).

Ellen Cree married James McMahon c 1735. (Note: An Elinor McMahon of High Street, Dublin, was buried at St James (CoI) Church on 30 December 1745. No age is given. This could be an infant daughter of James and Ellen. If so it would push the marriage date back to before 1744.)1

Her son John Cree was born c 1735 in County Clare, Ireland.2

Her son Terence McMahon was born in 1736 or 1737 in Cullenswood, County Dublin, Ireland.3,4

Her son James McMahon was born between 1748 and 1752.5

Children of Ellen Cree and James McMahon

References

  1. [S122] Guess or estimate by the compiler, This guess at a marriage date is based on dates of birth of his sons. The problem is that two of these are also guesses, and the third is suspect. I am now inclined to the view that John was born somewhat earlier, which pushes the marriage date of his parents earlier too.
  2. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm
  3. [S454] Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk), Descendants of Francis Longworth http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/tree/60650951/person/…, "He was born in Cullenswood, Co. Dublin, Ireland... Named in George [Longworth]'s will. Terence was of Dublin, and was an Apothecary. His will is dated 20th May 1781 and was proved 19th September 1781... Burial: May 1781, Dublin..."
  4. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, "Terence McMahon of Cullens Wood in the County of Dublin Esq died 2 August 1781 aet 44. Buried in St Peters Church Yard Dublin."
  5. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, "died without issue January 1814 aet 62. Buried in St Peters Church Yard Dublin."
Last edited15 Sep 2019

James McMahon

Male, CreeID#3268, (1700 - c 12 March 1783)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
James McMahon was born in 1700 in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland.1

James McMahon married Ellen Cree, daughter of John Cree (of Ennis, Co. Clare), c 1735. (Note: An Elinor McMahon of High Street, Dublin, was buried at St James (CoI) Church on 30 December 1745. No age is given. This could be an infant daughter of James and Ellen. If so it would push the marriage date back to before 1744.)2

His son John Cree was born c 1735 in County Clare, Ireland.3

His son Terence McMahon was born in 1736 or 1737 in Cullenswood, County Dublin, Ireland.4,5

His son James McMahon was born between 1748 and 1752.6

James McMahon died c 12 March 1783 in Ennis, County Clare.7,8 He was buried in Ennis, County Clare.7

Children of James McMahon and Ellen Cree

References

  1. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, Letter, 19 November 1981 from T Woodcock, Rouge Croix Pursuivant, to Mrs S M Cree of Soberton, Hants.
    Another source (unknown) has a reference to James Mahon [sic] who died on 12 March 1783 at Ennis, in his 83rd year (quoted by James P McMahon in http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/McMAHON/…). As Woodcock's quotation also has James dying in 1783 there is some possibility that James Mahon is the same person., "James McMahon of Ennis, County Clare (died 1783)."
  2. [S122] Guess or estimate by the compiler, This guess at a marriage date is based on dates of birth of his sons. The problem is that two of these are also guesses, and the third is suspect. I am now inclined to the view that John was born somewhat earlier, which pushes the marriage date of his parents earlier too.
  3. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm
  4. [S454] Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk), Descendants of Francis Longworth http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/tree/60650951/person/…, "He was born in Cullenswood, Co. Dublin, Ireland... Named in George [Longworth]'s will. Terence was of Dublin, and was an Apothecary. His will is dated 20th May 1781 and was proved 19th September 1781... Burial: May 1781, Dublin..."
  5. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, "Terence McMahon of Cullens Wood in the County of Dublin Esq died 2 August 1781 aet 44. Buried in St Peters Church Yard Dublin."
  6. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, "died without issue January 1814 aet 62. Buried in St Peters Church Yard Dublin."
  7. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, also quoted in letter of 19 November 1981 from T Woodcock, Rouge Croix Pursuivant, to Mrs S M Cree of Soberton, Hants., "James McMahon of Ennis in the County of Clare died 1783 and was buried at Ennis."
  8. [S401] Hiberniam Journal, quoted by James P McMahon <e-mail address> in posting on Rootsweb McMahon-L list http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/McMAHON/…, "[Issue of] March 12, 1783. Died: at Ennis, in his 83rd year, James Mahon [sic]."
Last edited12 Mar 2020

John Cree

Male, CreeID#3269, (c 1735 - 19 November 1795)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
John Cree was born c 1735 in County Clare, Ireland. The date is a guess and the place uncertain. John was described as "late of Calcutta in the East Indies but then of St Mary la Bonne... and also of the County of Clare..." in his nephew's grant of arms in 1815. This was said in that document to be a recital of his own grant of 1786 but the phrase "and also of the County of Clare" does not appear in the earlier grant. County Clare is however the only suggestion we have of a place of birth.1 He was the son of James McMahon and Ellen Cree.1

See a biography of John Cree.

A John Crie was baptised at St Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London, England, on 20 April 1740, on the same day as his brother William, as sons of John Crie and his wife Eleanor. This could be John Cree although the father's name given conflicts with that in the College of Arms manuscript of 1815.2,1

John Cree arrived in India before 1765. He sailed on board a ship of the East India Company and is said to have deserted on arrival in India.3

John Cree married Anna Ritta Scott (married name) between 1765 and 1767.4 John Cree and Nancy (---) were partners from 1773 to 1798.5

His son James Cree was born on 12 August 1774.6

His daughter Eleanor Cree was born on 14 December 1775 in Dacca, Bengal, India.6,7

John Cree was a free merchant (that is, not a servant of the East India Company) in 1776 in Dacca, India.

John Cree married Carolina Matilda Fix, daughter of Johan Leonhard Fix, in March 1783 in Dacca.8

His father James McMahon died c 12 March 1783 in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland.9,10

John Cree was mentioned in the Ninth Report of Select Committee: "The Spirit of those Agents will be fully comprehended from a State of the Proceedings before Mr Rouse and Counsel, on the Complaint of a Mr Cree (John Cree), an English free Merchant at Dacca, who had been twice treated in the same injurious Manner by the Agents of Mr Hurst, the Commercial Chief at that Place."11

Some background to John Cree's time in India and relationships with Caroline Fix and other Danes is given in a Swedish web site.12

John Cree and Carolina Matilda Fix arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1784 along with William Johansen Cree. John Cree had sailed as supercargo of the Danish registered ship, the Christianus Septimus, whose formal owner was the Head Factor at Serampore, Johan Leonhard Fix. The real owner was the Anglo-Indian rice merchant Thomas Mercer and the supercargo was Fix's son-in-law and Asiatic Company's supplier of cloths, John Cree, who in the following years was to play such a prominent part in the illicit British India trade under the Danish and Genoese flags. James Cree and Eleanor Cree probably travelled with them too.13

His son William Johansen Cree was born on 13 October 1784 in at sea.14,15

On 6 March 1786 John Cree of New Cavendish Street, London, England, joined the Whig Club. He was still recorded as a member in 1792.16

On 6 April 1786 John Cree, "late of Calcutta in the East Indies and now of the parish of St Mary le Bone [Marylebone] in the County of Middlesex, Esq." was granted arms by the Ulster King of Arms: "Argent three olive branches slipped proper on a chief gules a ship in full sail Proper between two bezants. Crest - a dexter hand holding a civic crown Proper. Motto - The Reward of Integrity." The similarity of these arms to those of various Creagh families cannot be accidental.17,18,19,20

John Cree bought Thornhill House, Stalbridge, Dorset, England, from Isaac Sage in 1787.21,22,23
Thornhill House, Stalbridge, by Mike Searle

Thornhill House was designed and built by Hogarth's son-in-law, the C18 painter Sir James Thornhill in about 1725. The house is set in acres of parkland with landscaped gardens, and is a Grade II* Listed country house.

© Copyright Mike Searle and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence


His son William Johansen Cree died on 21 March 1788 in Romford, Essex, England.14

21 June 1790 John Cree was in Spa, Belgium.24

Between 3 October 1790 and 6 November 1790 John Cree commissioned the Senate of Nice to validate a will drawn up by the Irish merchant Francesco Mac Mahon who died in Nice. John was described as "the English gentleman."25

On 16 April 1791 John Cree was involved in a fight at Major Brady's lodgings in Brussels with a Mr Macnamara over a matter concerning the honour of Mrs Cree. "Mr Cree, incensed at his appearance in the same Company with him, instantly gave him a stroke of his cane across the head, the cane flew out of Mr. Cree's hand, but he attacked his adversary so vigorously with his fists, that he shortly became his Master & obliged him to have recourse to pistols which he carried about him, and which he attempted firing at Mr. Cree, but was fortunately prevented by Major Brady and me, by wresting the pistol out of his hand. Mr O'Shee & Major Brady, separated the antagonists while I carried the pistol taken from Mr Macnamara, into a second room. The Major insisted on both remaining quiet, for which they pledged their words & honour, but Mr Mcnamara, finding Mr. Cree, off his guard, flew at him and gave him a blow of his fist on the face, which Mr. Cree returned and pummelled him across the room..."26

In July 1791 John Cree was in Spa, Belgium, as shown by a letter he wrote from there asking for a passport to be issued to a Mr Reading and his family.

No doubt John was in Belgium in readiness for the arrval in Ostend of the ship "Eliza" from Bengal of which he probably had majority ownership.27

John Cree was one of three nominees for the post of Sheriff of Dorset 12 November 1791. He was not appointed.28

In 1792 John Cree took out an insurance policy with the Sun Fire Office, as did his friend James Archdekin.29
John Cree left a will dated 16 July 1794. This will is mentioned in the later will of 20 October 1795 as being revoked by it. However a licence to John Cree's nephew John McMahon in 1815 refers to the 1795 document as a codicil dated 20 October 1795 and seems to imply that the 1794 will was the valid will.30 He and Carolina Matilda Fix were separated on 15 April 1795 in Copenhagen.31,32

John Cree made a will dated 20 October 1795 at Thornhill, Stalbridge, Dorset, England. This explicitly revoked the will dated 16 July 1794, but was not accepted as lawful for the real estate. See the will of John Cree.33,34,35

John Cree died on 19 November 1795. He died "without issue." (We know he had had a legitimate son who had died young and, earlier, two 'natural' children.)36 He was buried in St Marylebone, Middlesex, England.36

His will was proved on 26 February 1796. This was the will dated 20 October 1795. We have looked closely at this will, the Chancery Court cases of Byrn v. Godfrey (1798) and Godfrey v. Davis (1801) and the Inquisition held at Dorchester in 1799 into the land and effects of John's widow Carolina Matilda, in case they would shed light on the inheritance of the Cree name and how Thornhill House came into the possession of John Cree's nephew John McMahon.

The probate of the 1795 will granted administration of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased. Thus only the personal estate and not the real esatate was to be administered according to this will. This is confirmed in the case of Byrn v Godfrey which refers to his will, dated the 20th of October, 1795, but which was not executed as is by law required to pass real estates.

The Inquisition held at Dorchester in 1799 into the land and effects of John's widow Carolina Matilda reported that, the said John Cree... did duly make and publish his last Will and Testament in writing bearing date... 16th July 1794... and was duly executed and attested as by Law required for passing and devising real Estates and that the same hath been established in his Majesty's High Court of Chancery...

Although it took some detective work to discover and interpret the various documents, the result is clear. The later, 1795 will was deemed valid for John's personal estate, the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased, but was deemed as not executed as is by law required to pass real estates, that is, it was not a valid will for the adminstration of the land and buildings that John Cree held at his death. The test of validity was stricter for real estate than for personal estate. For the real estate the earlier will of 1794 had to be the one that operated as it had been properly signed by John Cree and two witnesses and the 1795 will had not.

The later case of Godfrey v. Davis (1801) is consistent with the above conclusion, as its conclusions were based on the assumption that the 1795 will was valid as far as John's personal estate was concerned.37,38

In 1798 "John Cree Esqr" is named as a proprietor in the parish or tything of Thornhill. Since he had died in 1795 there must be an error in compiling the original document. The estate was probably in the hands of John Cree's executors and trustees. (His namesake and nephew John McMahon/Cree was only 18 and did not start using the surname Cree until about 1815.)39

In 1815, John Cree was also known as John McMahon. This was of course 20 years after his death. College of Arms documents from 1815 are the only ones we have found that apply the name McMahon to John.40

Family: John Cree and Anna Ritta Scott (married name)

Children of John Cree and Nancy (---)

Child of John Cree and Carolina Matilda Fix

References

  1. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm
  2. [S446] Family Search web site, www.familysearch.org, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NP9V-XS8
  3. [S491] Reports from Committees of the House of Commons (London, Vol. 6, East Indies 1783, 1806. p 232.
  4. [S45] Will held in Cree Archives, Copy of Anna Ritta Cree's will sent by Trevor Cree, 10 June 2013.
  5. [S105] Bengal Baptisms, India Office Library, London , extracted by Trevor Cree.
  6. [S105] Bengal Baptisms.
  7. [S395] John Davis, "Poetry," The Monthly Magazine and American Review, T & J Swords, No 99 Pearl Street, Vol. 2 (1800), "The following Poems form part of a collection that was presented me by their lovely Authoress, whose genius will not confer less celebrity on Dacca, the place of her birth and early residence, than that of Eliza has on Anjengo. I should be gratified by seeing them published in your collection, that Eleanor may be not less known on the banks of Hudson than on those of the Ganges. They were written at the little Village of Stratford, three miles from Salisbury (England). It is painful to relate that this sweet Asiatic fell a victim to a consumption at the age of eighteen, June 19, 1798."
  8. [S10] Will at Prerogative Court of Canturbury, proved 26 February 1796. John Cree's 1795 will mentions a marriage deed dated "in or about the Month of March" 1783.
  9. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, also quoted in letter of 19 November 1981 from T Woodcock, Rouge Croix Pursuivant, to Mrs S M Cree of Soberton, Hants., "James McMahon of Ennis in the County of Clare died 1783 and was buried at Ennis."
  10. [S401] Hiberniam Journal, quoted by James P McMahon <e-mail address> in posting on Rootsweb McMahon-L list http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/McMAHON/…, "[Issue of] March 12, 1783. Died: at Ennis, in his 83rd year, James Mahon [sic]."
  11. [S187] Ed Paul Langford, The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke (Oxford University Press, 1981).
  12. [S419] Website, Svensson - hot and straight from the left flank: Elphinston and Fenwick https://blog.zaramis.se/2012/03/03/elphinston-och-fenwick/ This page does not give sources and there are some errors., One of the Britons who were among the employees of the Swedish East India Company was George Elphinston (1721-77). He was married to Louisa Fenwick (1745-93) who was born in Elsinore, and they had three children, two daughters and a son, George Elphinston (1775-1815).

    George Elphinston the younger was involved in a minor infidelity scandal when Carolina Matilda Fix left her husband, the Irish merchant John Cree (born McMahon, -1795 ) in 1795, a few months before John Cree died, and she sought a divorce.

    George Elphinston the elder began as able seaman or ship's boy in the Swedish East India Company before 1740. On a voyage with Calmar in 1744-45, he had advanced to Fourth Officer. On a voyage on the Gota Lejon to Surat and Canton in 1750-52 he was First Mate and while with Prince Carl to Surat and Canton in 1753-56 Captain. Then he seems to have been employed by the Danish Asiatic company where he eventually became a director. George Elphinston (the elder) was possibly the son of John and Mary Elphinston Lesslie and born in Echt, Aberdeenshire.

    Sarah Elphinston, who was married to the Gothenburg merchant John Chambers (See the well-known Göteborg-born British architect William Chambers and supercargo James Chambers the younger), would have been a relative of Johanna Elphinston, married to Alexander Bornett, merchant in Gothenburg would have been a sister.

    George Elphinston the younger seems for his part to have had military service with the British East India Company and died during a trip to China.

    Louisa Fenwick's brother John Fenwick (1733- ), born in Stockholm son of Nicholas Fenwick (1707-47), was at first trading in Stockholm in partnership with Richard Adamson. He left this company in 1763 and was replaced by Johan Petter Wennerquist. In 1771 John Fenwick is found as the owner of a merchant firm, Fix & Fenwick, in Frederiksnagore (Serampore) together with J. L. Fix, head of (Danish) Asiatic Company in Serampore. John Fenwick died in India, unknown what year.

    Also in India his sister Anna Fenwick (1741-76) was married to David Brown (1734-1804), governor of the Danish colony of Tranquebar in 1774 and later employed at the Custom House in Helsingor, in his first wife. David Brown's brother, John Brown (1723-1808) was director of Asiatic Company in 1770-75 and 1779-85. The two brothers were also a trading company under the name John & David Brown.

    From 1778 John Cree was trading in Dacca and was one of the most important suppliers of fabrics to Asiatic Company. Some time before 1773 he had left the service of the British East India Company to devote himself to his own business. Formerly the Company bought everything from local suppliers via sircars in Bengal. Other important foreign suppliers were Henry Guinard, an employee of the British East India Company in Calcutta, and Ambrose Lynch Gilbert.

    John Cree was son-in-law to Johan Leonhard Fix (1735-1808) but before his marriage to Carolina Matilda Fix as her second husband, Cree had an affair with an Indian (or black) woman Nancy and had two children with her, James Cree (1774-?) and Eleanor Cree (1775-?). John Cree was central when it was a case of buying up and smuggling out goods that breached the British Company's pursuit of the monopoly of trade in Bengal and other Indian areas. John Cree collaborated primarily with Danish and Genoese ships and businessmen.

    Carolina Matilda Fix first marriage was to Herman Frederick Henckel (1734-70) who was the chief factor in Frederiksnagore. He was succeeded in the post by J. L. Fix. Fix came to be succeeded by Ole Bie. Johan Leonard Fix was also a director of Asiatic Company.

    In 1784 John Cree returned as supercargo on board a ship of the British East India Company, the Christianus Septimus, but nevertheless continued with his smuggling trade on board Danish vessels or on British flag vessels such as in 1786 with the ship The Five Sisters of 1000 tonnes which was renamed as the Grevinde Reventlow while offshore and hoisted the Danish flag. When the ship returned to Europe she called at Ostend instead of going to Denmark. John Cree came to loggerheads with the Danes and then switched to the Genoese flag.

    This described the period in Bengal in the 1770s which was also the time when William Chalmers was active in Bengal as a mercahnt before he became supercargo in 1783 in Canton.
  13. [S386] Ole Feldbaek, India Trade under the Danish flag 1772 - 1808: European enterprise and Anglo-Indian remittance and trade (Copenhagen: Studentlitteratur, 1969), pp 96-97.
  14. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Sylvia (no surname given), 8 May 2011, quoting his gravestone inscription from the churchyard of St Edward the Confessor, Romford, Essex.
  15. [S405] Personalhistorisk tidsskrift (Personal History magazine) (Samfundet for dansk genealogi og personalhistorie, 1937), Volume 1936-1937.
  16. [S524] Whig Club, Whig Club instituted in May 1784 (London: J S Barr, 1786), The only other edition of the booklet, that of 1792, has John's address as Berner's Street, which was the address of his friend James Archdekin, "1786... March 6. Cree, John, Esq. New Cavendish-street."
  17. [S175] Burke, The General Armoury (London: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1884).
  18. [S178] Papers of Martin Cree of Owermoigne, Document extracted from the Records in the Office of Ulster King of Arms of all Ireland.
  19. [S178] Martin Cree Papers, "The Armorial ensigns above depicted were on the 6th April 1786 granted... unto John Cree, late of Calcutta in the East Indies but then of St Mary la Bonne... and also of the County of Clare... and that the same appear registered." (Grant to John Cree the nephew dated 23 June 1815.).
  20. [S16] Personal communication, Letter from T Woodcock, Rouge Croix Pursuivant, College of Arms to Mrs S M Cree, 19 November 1981.
  21. [S332] John Hutchins., The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset (n.p.: n.pub., 1868 (3rd ed.)), III, 1868, 672., "STALBRIDGE dor Thornhill House
    Thornhill - Pynsent - Sage - Cree - MacMahon - Boucher 1620?
    Sold by Robert Thornhill to Sir William Pynsent ca. 1680. Repurchased by
    Sir James Thornhill ca. 1700. Sold by John Thornhill 1770 to Mr - Sage.
    Bought 1787 by John Cree; 1795 John MacMahon. Bought 1828 by William
    Boucher (d. 1836)."
  22. [S364] Website Geograph Britain and Ireland (http://www.geograph.org.uk/reuse.php?id=874129), http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/874129
  23. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Francois Bouyssi, 16 June 2055.
  24. [S419] Website.
  25. [S419] Website, Sénat de Nice by Simonetta Tombaccini Villefranque, p 65 (web page no longer available)., La validation d'un testament rédigé par le négociant irlandais Francesco Mac Mahon, décédé à Nice, demandée par le gentilhomme anglais John Cree de Thornell du comté de Dorset en Grande Bretagne (3 octobre - 6 novembre 1790).
  26. [S179] John Cree, A minute details of the quarrel at Brussells between Mr Cree and Mr Macnamara (Brussels: Cree, John, 1791), p 35.
  27. [S444] Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Ref T2761/53 Letter from John Cree, Spa...
  28. [S377] London Gazette, No 13361 12-15 Nov 1791, "THE Names of those who were nominated for Sheriffs by the Lords of the Council, at the Exchequer, on the Morrow of St. Martin, in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of King George the Third, and in the Year of our Lord, 1791... Dorsetshire, John Cree, of Thornhill, Esq; Gabriel Steward, of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, Esq; Mark Davis, of Holnest, Esq;."
  29. [S372] Index to holdings at the Guildhall Library, London, quoted by TNA as MS 11936/387/602500: "Insured: John Cree, Thornhill, Dorset, esq Other property or occupiers: Boncey. Date: 1792." Archdekin's record is MS 11936/389/602226.
  30. [S10] Will at Prerogative Court of Canturbury, proved 26 February 1796.
  31. [S10] Will at Prerogative Court of Canturbury, proved 26 February 1796, "... mutual articles of Separation executed at Copenhagen in the presence of four Witnesses the fifteenth day of April of this year [1795]..."
  32. [S419] Website, Svwnsson: Elphinston och Fenwick https://blog.zaramis.se/2012/03/03/elphinston-och-fenwick/ (This is a bloig with no sources so should not be relied upon.), En av de britter som hörde till de anställda i det Svenska Ostindiska Kompaniet var George Elphinston (1721-77). Han var gift med Louisa Fenwick (1745-93) som var född i Helsingör och de fick tre barn, två döttrar och en son, George Elphinston (1775-1815). Georg Elphinston d.y. var inblandad i en mindre otrohetskandal där Carolina Matilda Fix lämnade sin man, den irländske affärsmannen John Cree (född McMahon, -1795). 1795, några månader innan John Cree dog fick hon ut sin skilsmässa.
  33. [S10] Will at Prerogative Court of Canturbury, Probate 26 February 1796, TNA Ref PROB 11/1271 Harris Quire Numbers: 49 - 97. This will was the subject of later disputes. See the reference to Chancery Court cases.
  34. [S178] Martin Cree Papers, Will of John McMahon/Cree dated 20 Oct 1795. See also the licence granted to his nephew John McMahon dated 8 June 1815 which refers to a codicil dated 20 October 1795.
  35. [S243] Francis Vesey Jun, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, from the year 1789 to 1817. Vol VI (London: Samuel Brooke, 1827), p. 43 Godfrey v Davies 1801 (May 2,5).
  36. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, Ref 10D14/209.
  37. [S10] Will at Prerogative Court of Canturbury.
  38. [S243] Francis Vesey Jun, Cases in the High Court of Chancery.
  39. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Trevor Cree, 27 June 2011, quoting the Land Tax Redemption records., "Name of Proprietors: John Cree Esqr / Name of Occupiers: Robt. Shepherd."
  40. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, also quoted in letter of 19 November 1981 to Mrs S M Cree of Soberton, Hants, "John MacMahon otherwise Cree of Thornhill in the Parish of Stallbridge in the County of Dorset Esq died 19 November 1795 without issue and was buried at St. Mary le Bone in the County of Middlesex."
Last edited19 Feb 2020

Carolina Matilda Fix

Female, CreeID#3270, (after 1768 - )
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Carolina Matilda Fix was born after 1768 in in a Danish settlement, India. There is much uncertainty surrounding her early life. We have no record of her birth or baptism. She was later (1815) described as "a Danish citizen... born of Danish parents in a Danish settlement in India." Since her father only arrived in Serampore in 1768, that is the earliest possible date of her birth. She would thus have been aged 15 at her marriage to John Cree in c. 1783. Reports of her having had an early marriage must therefore be discounted.1 She was the daughter of Johan Leonhard Fix. Carolina Matilda Fix was known as Caroline Mathilde Fix in Danish.

Carolina Matilda Fix married John Cree, son of James McMahon and Ellen Cree, in March 1783 in Dacca, India.2

Carolina Matilda Fix and John Cree arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1784 along with William Johansen Cree. John Cree had sailed as supercargo of the Danish registered ship, the Christianus Septimus, whose formal owner was the Head Factor at Serampore, Johan Leonhard Fix. The real owner was the Anglo-Indian rice merchant Thomas Mercer and the supercargo was Fix's son-in-law and Asiatic Company's supplier of cloths, John Cree, who in the following years was to play such a prominent part in the illicit British India trade under the Danish and Genoese flags. James Cree and Eleanor Cree probably travelled with them too.3

Her son William Johansen Cree was born on 13 October 1784 in at sea.4,5

In 1793 Carolina Matilda Fix was described as "a Danish citizen" and "an Alien born of Danish parents in a Danish settlement in India."1 She and John Cree were separated on 15 April 1795 in Copenhagen.6,7

Carolina Matilda Fix was mentioned in the will of John Cree dated 20 October 1795 at Thornhill, Stalbridge, Dorset, England. This explicitly revoked the will dated 16 July 1794, but was not accepted as lawful for the real estate. See the will of John Cree.8,9,10

Carolina Matilda Fix married George Elphinston, son of George Elphinston and Louisa Fenwick, before 1799. She was formerly married to, but later separated from, John Cree who died in 1795.11,12

After Cree's death a sad fate awaited his wife. She married again to a young cornet of the Danish Hussars, George Elphinston, and became the main character in the drama in which she has hitherto been anonymous. [sic]13

Child of Carolina Matilda Fix and John Cree

Family: Carolina Matilda Fix and George Elphinston

References

  1. [S178] Papers of Martin Cree of Owermoigne, Licence granted to John McMahon Esq 1815 dated 8 June 1815.
  2. [S10] Will at Prerogative Court of Canturbury, proved 26 February 1796. John Cree's 1795 will mentions a marriage deed dated "in or about the Month of March" 1783.
  3. [S386] Ole Feldbaek, India Trade under the Danish flag 1772 - 1808: European enterprise and Anglo-Indian remittance and trade (Copenhagen: Studentlitteratur, 1969), pp 96-97.
  4. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Sylvia (no surname given), 8 May 2011, quoting his gravestone inscription from the churchyard of St Edward the Confessor, Romford, Essex.
  5. [S405] Personalhistorisk tidsskrift (Personal History magazine) (Samfundet for dansk genealogi og personalhistorie, 1937), Volume 1936-1937.
  6. [S10] Will at Prerogative Court of Canturbury, proved 26 February 1796, "... mutual articles of Separation executed at Copenhagen in the presence of four Witnesses the fifteenth day of April of this year [1795]..."
  7. [S419] Website, Svwnsson: Elphinston och Fenwick https://blog.zaramis.se/2012/03/03/elphinston-och-fenwick/ (This is a bloig with no sources so should not be relied upon.), En av de britter som hörde till de anställda i det Svenska Ostindiska Kompaniet var George Elphinston (1721-77). Han var gift med Louisa Fenwick (1745-93) som var född i Helsingör och de fick tre barn, två döttrar och en son, George Elphinston (1775-1815). Georg Elphinston d.y. var inblandad i en mindre otrohetskandal där Carolina Matilda Fix lämnade sin man, den irländske affärsmannen John Cree (född McMahon, -1795). 1795, några månader innan John Cree dog fick hon ut sin skilsmässa.
  8. [S10] Will at Prerogative Court of Canturbury, Probate 26 February 1796, TNA Ref PROB 11/1271 Harris Quire Numbers: 49 - 97. This will was the subject of later disputes. See the reference to Chancery Court cases.
  9. [S178] Martin Cree Papers, Will of John McMahon/Cree dated 20 Oct 1795. See also the licence granted to his nephew John McMahon dated 8 June 1815 which refers to a codicil dated 20 October 1795.
  10. [S243] Francis Vesey Jun, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, from the year 1789 to 1817. Vol VI (London: Samuel Brooke, 1827), p. 43 Godfrey v Davies 1801 (May 2,5).
  11. [S178] Martin Cree Papers, Licence granted to John McMahon Esq dated 8 June 1815.
  12. [S371] The UK National Archives, Kew, Piece reference E 178/6943, 39 Geo. III. (1799).
  13. [S405] Personalhistorisk tidsskrift, Volume 1936-1937, "Efter Cree's Dod ventede der hans Hustru en sorgelig Skaebne. Hun giftede sig paany med en ung Kornet ved de danske Husarer George Elphinston, og blev derved Hovedpersonen i folgende Drama, hvori hun hidtil har vaeret anonym."
Last edited15 Sep 2019

George Elphinston

Male, CreeID#3271, (1775 - 1815)
George Elphinston was born in 1775. He was probably born in Denmark since his father was living there at his death when George jnr. was aged 2. A sister, Louisa, has been identified as born there in 1773.1 He was the son of George Elphinston and Louisa Fenwick.

His father George Elphinston died on 26 February 1777 in København (Copenhagen), Denmark.2,3

His mother Louisa Fenwick died on 4 May 1793 in København (Copenhagen).4

George Elphinston married Carolina Matilda Fix, daughter of Johan Leonhard Fix, before 1799. She was formerly married to, but later separated from, John Cree who died in 1795.5,6

George Elphinston was a Lieutenant in the Marine Battalion of the Hon. East India Company's Troops when he was promoted to be Captain of a company on 9 December 1804 in Bombay, India.1,7

After Cree's death a sad fate awaited his wife. She married again to a young cornet of the Danish Hussars, George Elphinston, and became the main character in the drama in which she has hitherto been anonymous. [sic]8

George Elphinston died in 1815. He died at sea during a voyage to China.9

George Elphinston was a cornet in Hussars in 1815.10

George Elphinston was a merchant in 1815 in Copenhagen, Denmark.11

Family: George Elphinston and Carolina Matilda Fix

References

  1. [S368] Website Slægten Reventlow (http://www.reventlow.dk), George Elphinston, http://www.reventlow.dk/tng/getperson.php
  2. [S368] Website Slægten Reventlow (http://www.reventlow.dk), http://www.reventlow.dk/tng/getperson.php
  3. [S408] Webpage Dansk Demografisk Database (http://ddd.dda.dk/dop/sogeside.asp).
  4. [S368] Website Slægten Reventlow (http://www.reventlow.dk), George Elphinston, http://www.reventlow.dk/cgi-bin/igmget.cgi/n=reventlow
  5. [S178] Papers of Martin Cree of Owermoigne, Licence granted to John McMahon Esq dated 8 June 1815.
  6. [S371] The UK National Archives, Kew, Piece reference E 178/6943, 39 Geo. III. (1799).
  7. [S369] The Asiatic Annual Register, or, A View of the history of Hindustan, 1805 1807), http://books.google.com.au/books/about/…, "In the Hon. Company's Troops, Marine Battalion. Lieutenant George Elphinston, to be Captain of a company, vice Matheson, deceased; date of rank, 9th Dec. 1804...". Hereinafter cited as Asiatic Annual Register.
  8. [S405] Personalhistorisk tidsskrift (Personal History magazine) (Samfundet for dansk genealogi og personalhistorie, 1937), Volume 1936-1937, "Efter Cree's Dod ventede der hans Hustru en sorgelig Skaebne. Hun giftede sig paany med en ung Kornet ved de danske Husarer George Elphinston, og blev derved Hovedpersonen i folgende Drama, hvori hun hidtil har vaeret anonym."
  9. [S368] Website Slægten Reventlow (http://www.reventlow.dk), George Elphinston, http://www.reventlow.dk/tng/getperson.php, "1815 Død på en rejse til Kina."
  10. [S368] Website Slægten Reventlow (http://www.reventlow.dk), George Elphinston, http://www.reventlow.dk/tng/getperson.php, "Kornet i Husarerne."
  11. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, In this reference his first name George is crossed through and the name "Leo" added in pencil. It seems doubtful that George was a merchant since other documents suggest he was serving in the East India Company army and that he was a cornet in Hussars.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

James Cree

Male, CreeID#3272, (12 August 1774 - March 1808)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
James Cree was born on 12 August 1774.1 He was the son of John Cree and Nancy (---).
James Cree and Eleanor Cree were baptised at the Mission Church, Calcutta, Bengal, India, 12 February 1778. The godparents were William Walker, Thomas Mercer and Elizabeth Hamilton; It was noted that both children were "(illeg.)2"

James Cree probably arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark, with John Cree and Carolina Matilda Fix in 1784. John Cree had sailed as supercargo of the Danish registered ship, the Christianus Septimus, whose formal owner was the Head Factor at Serampore, Johan Leonhard Fix. The real owner was the Anglo-Indian rice merchant Thomas Mercer and the supercargo was Fix's son-in-law and Asiatic Company's supplier of cloths, John Cree, who in the following years was to play such a prominent part in the illicit British India trade under the Danish and Genoese flags. James Cree and Eleanor Cree probably travelled with them too.3

James Cree was a naval officer with the East India Company on 2 May 1794. He was Fifth Mate on board the East Indiaman Carnatic as it left Portsmouth for China on that date under Captain John Jackson.4,5

He "ran" (jumped ship) on 15 November 1794 at Pulau Pisang, Johor, Malaysia.5

James Cree was mentioned in the will of John Cree dated 20 October 1795 at Thornhill, Stalbridge, Dorset, England. This explicitly revoked the will dated 16 July 1794, but was not accepted as lawful for the real estate. See the will of John Cree.6,7,8

His father John Cree died on 19 November 1795.9

James Cree married Ann Burnell on 27 March 1799 in St George the Martyr, Southwark, Surrey, England. They were married by licence. Both were unmarried and "of this parish" (of Southwark.)10

His daughter Eleanor Mary Cree was baptised on 25 December 1801 in St Mary, Lambeth, Surrey, England.11,12

His daughter Caroline Matilda Cree was born on 28 November 1803.12

His daughter Eleanor Mary Cree died in November 1804 in St James, London, England.13

James Cree died in March 1808.14 He was buried on 14 March 1808 in Whitefield's Memorial Church (Formerly Tottenham Court Road Chapel), Camden, Middlesex, England.14

Children of James Cree and Ann Burnell

References

  1. [S105] Bengal Baptisms, India Office Library, London.
  2. [S105] Bengal Baptisms , extracted by Trevor Cree.
  3. [S386] Ole Feldbaek, India Trade under the Danish flag 1772 - 1808: European enterprise and Anglo-Indian remittance and trade (Copenhagen: Studentlitteratur, 1969), pp 96-97.
  4. [S10] Will at Prerogative Court of Canturbury, Will of his father proved 26 February 1796.
  5. [S492] Anthony Farington, A biographical Index of East India Company Maritime Service Officers 1600-1834 (London: The British Library, 1999).
  6. [S10] Will at Prerogative Court of Canturbury, Probate 26 February 1796, TNA Ref PROB 11/1271 Harris Quire Numbers: 49 - 97. This will was the subject of later disputes. See the reference to Chancery Court cases.
  7. [S178] Papers of Martin Cree of Owermoigne, Will of John McMahon/Cree dated 20 Oct 1795. See also the licence granted to his nephew John McMahon dated 8 June 1815 which refers to a codicil dated 20 October 1795.
  8. [S243] Francis Vesey Jun, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, from the year 1789 to 1817. Vol VI (London: Samuel Brooke, 1827), p. 43 Godfrey v Davies 1801 (May 2,5).
  9. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, Ref 10D14/209.
  10. [S1] Parish Register of the relevant parish, transcribed by Trevor Cree, 22 Oct 2013.
  11. [S85] International Genealogical Index 1992 or "old" Family Search web site, Church of Latter Day Saints, Extracted birth or christening record for locality listed in the record.
  12. [S1] Parish Register, Extracted by Trevor Cree, July 2011.
  13. [S454] Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk), Burials, St Anne, Soho, Bishops Transcripts.
  14. [S244] Web site BMD Registers: The Official Non-Parochial BMDs Service (http://www.bmdregisters.co.uk), Non-conformist Registers, 1694-1921.
Last edited12 Mar 2020

Nancy (---)

Female, CreeID#3273
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Nancy (---) and John Cree were partners from 1773 to 1798.1

Her son James Cree was born on 12 August 1774.2

Her daughter Eleanor Cree was born on 14 December 1775 in Dacca, Bengal, India.2,3

Children of Nancy (---) and John Cree

References

  1. [S105] Bengal Baptisms, India Office Library, London , extracted by Trevor Cree.
  2. [S105] Bengal Baptisms.
  3. [S395] John Davis, "Poetry," The Monthly Magazine and American Review, T & J Swords, No 99 Pearl Street, Vol. 2 (1800), "The following Poems form part of a collection that was presented me by their lovely Authoress, whose genius will not confer less celebrity on Dacca, the place of her birth and early residence, than that of Eliza has on Anjengo. I should be gratified by seeing them published in your collection, that Eleanor may be not less known on the banks of Hudson than on those of the Ganges. They were written at the little Village of Stratford, three miles from Salisbury (England). It is painful to relate that this sweet Asiatic fell a victim to a consumption at the age of eighteen, June 19, 1798."
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Eleanor Cree

Female, CreeID#3274, (14 December 1775 - 24 June 1798)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Eleanor Cree was also known as Eleanora. This was the name in her baptismal record. She was born on 14 December 1775 in Dacca, Bengal, India. The note "(illeg)" was included in the record.1,2 She was the daughter of John Cree and Nancy (---).
James Cree and Eleanor Cree were baptised at the Mission Church, Calcutta, Bengal, India, 12 February 1778. The godparents were William Walker, Thomas Mercer and Elizabeth Hamilton; It was noted that both children were "(illeg.)3"

Eleanor Cree probably arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark, with John Cree and Carolina Matilda Fix in 1784. John Cree had sailed as supercargo of the Danish registered ship, the Christianus Septimus, whose formal owner was the Head Factor at Serampore, Johan Leonhard Fix. The real owner was the Anglo-Indian rice merchant Thomas Mercer and the supercargo was Fix's son-in-law and Asiatic Company's supplier of cloths, John Cree, who in the following years was to play such a prominent part in the illicit British India trade under the Danish and Genoese flags. James Cree and Eleanor Cree probably travelled with them too.4

Eleanor Cree was mentioned in the will of John Cree dated 20 October 1795 at Thornhill, Stalbridge, Dorset, England. This explicitly revoked the will dated 16 July 1794, but was not accepted as lawful for the real estate. See the will of John Cree.5,6,7

On 20 October 1795 Eleanor Cree was living in Thornhill, Dorset, England.8

Her father John Cree died on 19 November 1795.9

Eleanor Cree married John Davis, son of James Davis and Ann Gast, on 6 January 1796 in Gretna Green, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.10
Extract from the Lang Collection of Gretna Green Marriage Registers, 1794 to 1895


Eleanor Cree married John Davis, son of James Davis and Ann Gast, on 2 March 1796 in the church of St Edmund, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. Banns were read on 7th, 14th and 21st February 1796. John and Eleanor were both of this parish (of St Edmund, Salisbury).11,12

Trevor Cree writes: John Davis was a sailor, adventurer, writer of fiction, perhaps fantasist, and poet who died in poverty in 1853 in an almshouse in London. He was also partly responsible for reviving the romantic story of the relationship between Pocahontas and Captain John Smith. Davis also wrote to Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States on the 31 August 1801 requesting a dedication for his book "Travels of four years and a half in the United States of America During 1798,1799, 1800, 1801, and 1802." and received a positive reply on the 9 September 1801. The interesting fact is that he arrived in Bristol to sail to New York on the 15 December 1797, well before the death of Eleanor Cree (Davis). My impression is that he was a romantic, perhaps a "bounder" with a wanderlust which at that time made a settled life in England impossible for him. Clearly he learnt that Eleanor had died whilst he was in the United States but he did not return to mourn her passing. Perhaps he felt guilty about leaving her. He subsequently submitted three of her poems and many of his own to the New York based "Monthly Magazine and American Review" in 1800. He wrote "To the Evening Star, At the Tomb of Eleanor" when in fact he could never have visited her grave at that time. (This raises the question, Is there still a gravestone marking her resting place?) Perhaps Davis's poem is simply poetic licence and an expression of his sadness. Surprisingly at no time does John Davis admit to his marriage to Eleanor Cree or indeed mention her Cree maiden name, although later research may prove me wrong.13



Eleanor Cree died on 24 June 1798 in Stratford, Wiltshire, England. Eleanor's widower John later wrote that she had died of consumption (tuberculosis) on 19 June.14,15

Family: Eleanor Cree and John Davis

References

  1. [S105] Bengal Baptisms, India Office Library, London.
  2. [S395] John Davis, "Poetry," The Monthly Magazine and American Review, T & J Swords, No 99 Pearl Street, Vol. 2 (1800), "The following Poems form part of a collection that was presented me by their lovely Authoress, whose genius will not confer less celebrity on Dacca, the place of her birth and early residence, than that of Eliza has on Anjengo. I should be gratified by seeing them published in your collection, that Eleanor may be not less known on the banks of Hudson than on those of the Ganges. They were written at the little Village of Stratford, three miles from Salisbury (England). It is painful to relate that this sweet Asiatic fell a victim to a consumption at the age of eighteen, June 19, 1798."
  3. [S105] Bengal Baptisms , extracted by Trevor Cree.
  4. [S386] Ole Feldbaek, India Trade under the Danish flag 1772 - 1808: European enterprise and Anglo-Indian remittance and trade (Copenhagen: Studentlitteratur, 1969), pp 96-97.
  5. [S10] Will at Prerogative Court of Canturbury, Probate 26 February 1796, TNA Ref PROB 11/1271 Harris Quire Numbers: 49 - 97. This will was the subject of later disputes. See the reference to Chancery Court cases.
  6. [S178] Papers of Martin Cree of Owermoigne, Will of John McMahon/Cree dated 20 Oct 1795. See also the licence granted to his nephew John McMahon dated 8 June 1815 which refers to a codicil dated 20 October 1795.
  7. [S243] Francis Vesey Jun, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, from the year 1789 to 1817. Vol VI (London: Samuel Brooke, 1827), p. 43 Godfrey v Davies 1801 (May 2,5).
  8. [S10] Will at Prerogative Court of Canturbury, proved 26 February 1796, "Imprimis to my Daughter Eleanor Cree now living at Thornhill."
  9. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, Ref 10D14/209.
  10. [S324] Microfilm of the Marriages of Gretna Green, 1794 to 1895 (unknown repository, unknown film number), January 6 (??) 1796. John Davis, Parish of St Edmund's, Salisbury,
    County Wiltshire. Eleanor Cree, daughter of John Cree, of Thornhill,
    Parish of Stallbridge, County Dorsetshire: - residing several months
    in Parish St Edmund's, Salisbury, County Wilts.
  11. [S446] Family Search web site, www.familysearch.org, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NXML-HJ3
  12. [S16] Personal communication, Trevor Cree, email of 22 May 2017, with images of original banns and marriage records from the parish register. John and Eleanor both signed with very neat and practised handwriting. The witnesses were Charles Prince and Ann Davis., "John Davis of the Parish of St Edmunds in the City of New Sarum [Salisbury], and Eleanor Cree of the same Parish were Married in this Church by Banns the Second Day of March in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Six By me Edmd: Benson Rector..."
  13. [S16] Personal communication, Trevor Cree to MS.
  14. [S243] Francis Vesey Jun, Cases in the High Court of Chancery, p. 43 Godfrey v Davis 1801 (May 2,5), "Seen at http://www.google.co.uk/books."
  15. [S474] The Monthly Magazine, "To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine.
    Sir,
    The following Poems form part of a collection that was presented me by their lovely Authoress, whose genius will not confer less celebrity on Dacca, the place of her birth and early residence, than that of Eliza has on Anjengo. I should be gratified by seeing them published in your collection, that Eleanor may be not less known on the banks of Hudson than on those of the Ganges. They were written at the little Village of Stratford, three miles from Salisbury (England). It is painful to relate that this sweet Asiatic fell a victim to a consumption at the age of eighteen, June 19, 1798.
    I am, Sir, etc,
    John Davis
    New-York, February 20, 1800."
Last edited12 Mar 2020

John Davis

Male, CreeID#3275, (6 August 1774 - 24 April 1854)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
John Davis was born on 6 August 1774 in Salisbury, Dorset, England.1 He was the son of James Davis and Ann Gast. John Davis was baptised on 20 March 1775 in the church of St Edmund, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.2

John Davis married Eleanor Cree, daughter of John Cree and Nancy (---), on 6 January 1796 in Gretna Green, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.3
Extract from the Lang Collection of Gretna Green Marriage Registers, 1794 to 1895


John Davis married Eleanor Cree, daughter of John Cree and Nancy (---), on 2 March 1796 in the church of St Edmund, Salisbury, Wiltshire. Banns were read on 7th, 14th and 21st February 1796. John and Eleanor were both of this parish (of St Edmund, Salisbury).4,5

Trevor Cree writes: John Davis was a sailor, adventurer, writer of fiction, perhaps fantasist, and poet who died in poverty in 1853 in an almshouse in London. He was also partly responsible for reviving the romantic story of the relationship between Pocahontas and Captain John Smith. Davis also wrote to Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States on the 31 August 1801 requesting a dedication for his book "Travels of four years and a half in the United States of America During 1798,1799, 1800, 1801, and 1802." and received a positive reply on the 9 September 1801. The interesting fact is that he arrived in Bristol to sail to New York on the 15 December 1797, well before the death of Eleanor Cree (Davis). My impression is that he was a romantic, perhaps a "bounder" with a wanderlust which at that time made a settled life in England impossible for him. Clearly he learnt that Eleanor had died whilst he was in the United States but he did not return to mourn her passing. Perhaps he felt guilty about leaving her. He subsequently submitted three of her poems and many of his own to the New York based "Monthly Magazine and American Review" in 1800. He wrote "To the Evening Star, At the Tomb of Eleanor" when in fact he could never have visited her grave at that time. (This raises the question, Is there still a gravestone marking her resting place?) Perhaps Davis's poem is simply poetic licence and an expression of his sadness. Surprisingly at no time does John Davis admit to his marriage to Eleanor Cree or indeed mention her Cree maiden name, although later research may prove me wrong.6



His wife Eleanor Cree died on 24 June 1798 in Stratford, Wiltshire, England.7,8

In 1805 John published The Post Captain, or the Wooden Walls Well-Manned, a "rollicking romance" based loosely on his naval experiences. Sue Parrill has written a description of his naval career and the publication of this work:

John Davis (1774 -1854)

John Davis first went to sea in 1787 as a ship's boy on an Indiaman. When war broke out in 1793, he became a midshipman on the frigate Active under Captain Edmund Nagle. In 1794, Nagle and the ship's company shifted into the 44 gun frigate Artois, which joined Commodore John Borlase Warren's squadron of frigates, including Arethusa (Captain Sir Edmund Pellew) and Diamond (Sir Sidney Smith). Thus Davis had a first-hand opportunity to watch some of the Royal Navy's best captains in action. His highest rank was that of acting lieutenant on a prize. After Artois wrecked on a sandbank in 1797 while chasing a French frigate off La Rochelle, Davis never served in the Royal Navy again (Davis 7-12). Having left the Service, he sailed for America in 1798, remained there for four years, and returned to England in 1802. In 1804, Davis gave the novel The Post Captain or The Wooden Walls Well-Manned and a biography of Thomas Chatterton to a publisher, Thomas Tegg. When news of Nelson's great victory and his tragic death arrived in London, Tegg hastened to get the novel to the bookshops. Colin Elliott, the novel's modern editor, writes that the publisher may have already have been printing the novel when news of Trafalgar and of Nelson's death reached London. At any rate the novel was on sale in December 1805 in time for Nelson's funeral. Thinking that nobody had ever heard of John Davis, Tegg advertised the novel as being the work of Dr John Moore, author of Zeluco, but Moore had been dead three years by 1805 (Davis 15).

During Davis's lifetime, Post Captain went through ten editions. In spite of this success, Davis lived the rest of his life on the edge of poverty. After an unsuccessful career as a writer of historical narrative poems, translations, and books on American subjects, he ended his days in a London almshouse.

The Post Captain, or the Wooden Walls Well-Manned (1805)

Davis was the earliest writer to treat the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars at sea, but Post Captain is more an irreverent and rollicking romance than an adventure novel. Colin Elliott calls it "the only surviving contemporary humerous (sic) sea story of the Nelson period" (4). As C. Northcote Parkinson says, most of the novel is so "improbable" and so "broadly caricatured" as to be of little use in affording a realistic look at the Royal Navy (Portsmouth Point 13). It has, however, much of Smollett's satirical view of the naval world.

The story concerns the efforts of Captain Bryan Brilliant, Lieutenant Hurricane, and Midshipman Echo to find prizes at sea and wives at home. The names of these characters are typical of the names given to other characters - the purser is Mr Nipcheese (a traditional name for a purser), the banker is Mr Million, another captain is Captain Tempest, and Brilliant's rival is Lord Fiddlefaddle. These names reflect the practice of novelists of the eighteenth century, which continued into the nineteenth century, to use names to indicate personal characteristics or typical behaviour. The influence of Tobias Smollett, in this respect and others, is apparent in The Post Captain. And, like Smollett's Roderick Random, it abounds in boisterous pranks, sexual high-jinks, and heroes who are no better than they should be.

The novel begins with Captain Brilliant, in the frigate Desdemona, rhapsodizing over the beauties of his beloved Cassandra: "Can any face be more angelic? Such top-lights! Or can any form be more ravishing? Such a pair of cat-heads! And, oh! What hair! (31). The use of nautical jargon in describing women occurs throughout the novel. Then Brilliant is called to duty and takes an easy prize, a West Indiaman captured a few hours earlier by a French 74. An old merchant and his young wife, Flora, come aboard the Desdemona from the prize. Although moments before the capture of the prize, Brilliant has been soliloquizing on the beauties of Cassandra, now he makes sexual overtures to Flora, who appears willing to receive his attentions but is called away by her husband.

On shore, Brilliant hastens to Wales to see Cassandra Temple, niece of Admiral Roughknot. When he arrives, she is at the window apostrophizing the moon. He embraces her. "She yielded to the impassioned embrace of her lover....Her roseate lips were pressed by the son of the ocean" (45). It is apparent that Davis had his tongue firmly in his cheek as he wrote that passage. Brilliant and Cassandra elope and marry in Bristol. Back in Portsmouth, orders await Captain Brilliant to proceed to Virginia. He takes Cassandra aboard Desdemona, where he finds that Lieutenant Hurricane is now married to the recently widowed Flora. They are having a fight because Flora has caught her new husband making advances to a trollop. Later Lieutenant Hurricane talks to Lieutenant Taffarel about Flora: "John Davishe'll neither stay, nor wear, nor lie-too, nor scud." "Psha!" said Taffarel, "you don't know her trim yet"..."She looked very warlike," said Taffarel. "I thought more than once, she would have flattened your jib-sheet in." "It cannot be helped," retorted Hurricane, "hard up and she cracks" (60). We also learn that Flora has "missed stays" (she is pregnant).

In Virginia, where the officers and ladies are entertained by Mr Keith and his wife, Keith tells a long story of captivity by Indians. In January 1801, Captain Brilliant learns of a French frigate, Le Fripon, in Hampton Roads and goes after her. They fight and Brilliant leads his men aboard her. Fortunately they win the fight because Desdemona is so badly mauled that she sinks. Mr Echo is promoted to lieutenant upon the death of the third lieutenant. On the way back to England, they capture three rich merchant ships off the coast of France.

With the Peace of Amiens, Officers Brilliant and Hurricane plan for life ashore with their wives and prize money, and in London, Lieutenant Echo and Captain Tempest, of the 74 gun Salamander, find wealthy wives. Captain Brilliant and his family will live with Cassandra's uncle Admiral Roughknot in Wales, while Lieutenants Echo and Hurricane and their wives take a house in Swansea. The novel concludes with the couples settling down to "health, peace and competence" (136).

The emphasis is heavily on humour, some of it deriving from nautical dialect, some from sexual innuendo. The characters are lightly sketched, and we get little insight into life aborad a man-of-war. The "competence" mentioned at the end of the novel derives from prize money, which enables the officers to retire from the Service. The novel would have appealed to the contemporary interest in the navy and in Nelson, but its tone is hardly in keeping with the country's mourning the death of their hero.9


On 30 March 1851 John Davis was living in Poor Brothers House, Charterhouse, Finsbury, Middlesex, England. He was described as a Pensioner, unmarried, aged 76, born Salisbury. His occupation was author. (However it appears that all the residents were described as unmarried.)10

Thelma Louise Kellogg wrote a biography of John Davis in which she describes him as a "traveller, poet, and romancer."

She cannot accept however that he married Eleanor of the poems, writing that "Though the poem contains a rather heart-felt eulogy of Eleanor, it does not rise above the usual conventional poem of lamentations for a departed friend." She also writes,"A John Davis married Eleanor Cree, February 29, 1796, but this undoubtably does not mean a marriage between our subject and the Eleanor of the 1798-1799 poems." From what we now know of Eleanor Cree, this marriage was indeed between John Davis the poet and Eleanor Cree the "sweet Asiatic" he wrote of, "whose genius will not confer less celebrity on Dacca, the place of her birth and early residence."

Another biographical essay was written by A J Morris as the Introduction to Davis's best-selling book, Travels of Four Years and a Half..." This essay includes a list of David's publications.1

John Davis died on 24 April 1854 in Poor Brothers House, Charterhouse, Finsbury, Middlesex.1

Family: John Davis and Eleanor Cree

References

  1. [S394] Thelma Louise Kellogg, The Life and Works of John Davis, 1774 - 1853 (Orono, Maine: University of Maine Press, 1924).
  2. [S85] International Genealogical Index 1992 or "old" Family Search web site, Church of Latter Day Saints, Form submitted by a member of the LDS Church.
  3. [S324] Microfilm of the Marriages of Gretna Green, 1794 to 1895 (unknown repository, unknown film number), January 6 (??) 1796. John Davis, Parish of St Edmund's, Salisbury,
    County Wiltshire. Eleanor Cree, daughter of John Cree, of Thornhill,
    Parish of Stallbridge, County Dorsetshire: - residing several months
    in Parish St Edmund's, Salisbury, County Wilts.
  4. [S446] Family Search web site, www.familysearch.org, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NXML-HJ3
  5. [S16] Personal communication, Trevor Cree, email of 22 May 2017, with images of original banns and marriage records from the parish register. John and Eleanor both signed with very neat and practised handwriting. The witnesses were Charles Prince and Ann Davis., "John Davis of the Parish of St Edmunds in the City of New Sarum [Salisbury], and Eleanor Cree of the same Parish were Married in this Church by Banns the Second Day of March in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Six By me Edmd: Benson Rector..."
  6. [S16] Personal communication, Trevor Cree to MS.
  7. [S243] Francis Vesey Jun, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, from the year 1789 to 1817. Vol VI (London: Samuel Brooke, 1827), p. 43 Godfrey v Davis 1801 (May 2,5), "Seen at http://www.google.co.uk/books."
  8. [S474] The Monthly Magazine, "To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine.
    Sir,
    The following Poems form part of a collection that was presented me by their lovely Authoress, whose genius will not confer less celebrity on Dacca, the place of her birth and early residence, than that of Eliza has on Anjengo. I should be gratified by seeing them published in your collection, that Eleanor may be not less known on the banks of Hudson than on those of the Ganges. They were written at the little Village of Stratford, three miles from Salisbury (England). It is painful to relate that this sweet Asiatic fell a victim to a consumption at the age of eighteen, June 19, 1798.
    I am, Sir, etc,
    John Davis
    New-York, February 20, 1800."
  9. [S396] Sue Parrill, Nelson's Navy in Fiction and Film (Jefferson NC, USA: MacFarland & Co, 2009).
  10. [S149] UK Census 30 Mar 1851.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Terence McMahon

Male, CreeID#3276, (1736 or 1737 - May 1781)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Terence McMahon was born in 1736 or 1737 in Cullenswood, County Dublin, Ireland.1,2 He was the son of James McMahon and Ellen Cree.

Terence McMahon married (unknown) McMahon (married name).

Terence McMahon treated a boy named Guynan, alias Lonnergan alias Ryan, who had given evidence in the trial of Father Sheehy, a Roman Catholic priest. The reports mention Terence McMahon's wife.3,4

Terence McMahon married Rachel Longworth, daughter of George Longworth and Catherine Stewart, c 1776?. The date is an estimate based on the earliest known date of birth of a child.5,6

On 6 July 1776, Terence McMahon obtained a grant of a one-acre parcel of land at Cullenswood on the road from Dublin to Milltown, including an unspecified number of houses. The grant was for three lives as was common at the time with the option of renewal for ever. This may be the reason he was later described as "of Cullenswood, County Dublin." This is likely to be the same land that his son John McMahon (alias Cree) sold for £820 in 1832. Cullenswood is a location in the Dublin suburb of Ranelagh.7 He was an apothecary "of the City of Dublin" on 6 July 1776.8

From 1777 to 1781 Terence McMahon and Rachel Longworth were living in Aungier Street, Dublin, Ireland. However the baptism records of their daughters Elizabeth and Elinor.9

His daughter Elizabeth McMahon was baptised on 4 October 1777 in St Peter (Church of Ireland), Dublin, Ireland.10

His daughter Elinor McMahon was baptised on 30 September 1778 in St Peter (Church of Ireland), Dublin.11

His son John McMahon (alias Cree) was born on 24 June 1780 in Aungier Street, Dublin.12,13

Terence McMahon left a will dated 20 May 1781. It was proved on 19 September 1781.14

His son James McMahon was baptised on 23 May 1781 in St Peter (Church of Ireland), Dublin.15,16

Terence McMahon died in May 1781 in Powerscourt, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland. He was aged 44 years. The College of Arms manuscript gives his death date as August 1781 and may have depended on the newspaper source (Hib. Jrnl) which while pubished in August does not specify the month of death. As Terence McMahon's will was written in May and proved in September the Ancestry source may give the correct date.2,17,6 He was buried in St Peters churchyard, Dublin, Ireland.2 In July 1794 John McMahon (alias Cree) and James McMahon were said to be "in the charge of" their uncle James McMahon. Their father Terence McMahon had died in 1781.18,19

A Robert McMahon born 1796 was living in Sandy Road, Lezayre, Isle of Man, at the 1851 Census, aged 55 and born in Ireland. He was a potato merchant living with his wife Elizabeth who was aged 48 and born in Ramsay, IoM. Clearly he cannot be a son of Terence McMahon. Nor can "Mr McMahon's child [of] Angere St" who was buried on 30 January 1790. But they may be relatives.20,21

Family: Terence McMahon and (unknown) McMahon (married name)

Children of Terence McMahon and Rachel Longworth

References

  1. [S454] Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk), Descendants of Francis Longworth http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/tree/60650951/person/…, "He was born in Cullenswood, Co. Dublin, Ireland... Named in George [Longworth]'s will. Terence was of Dublin, and was an Apothecary. His will is dated 20th May 1781 and was proved 19th September 1781... Burial: May 1781, Dublin..."
  2. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, "Terence McMahon of Cullens Wood in the County of Dublin Esq died 2 August 1781 aet 44. Buried in St Peters Church Yard Dublin."
  3. [S545] Mrs J Sadlier, The Fate of Father Sheehy (Dublin: James Duffy and Sons, unknown publish date), p 232, "The boy, Lonnergan, nephew of another informer... changed his name to Ryan, enlisted, and went to Dublin. There, it is said, he eventually, by a loathsome disease, terminated his career in Barrack-street. A respectable apothecary, of the name of M'Mahon, of Aungier-street, was employed to attend him by a person in authority, and was liberally paid for his attendance."
  4. [S546] Joihn O'Daly, "unknown article title," The Celt (1857): No 21, Vol 1, Saturday, December 19, 1857, p 331.
  5. [S288] Website Irish Genealogy (http://www.irishgenealogy.ie).
  6. [S454] Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk), Descendants of Francis Longworth http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/tree/60650951/person/…, "RACHEL LONGWORTH (GEORGE, FRANCIS, FRANCIS, PETER, RALPH) was born Abt. 1744 in Creggan Castle, Athlone, Westmeath,Ireland... She married TERENCE MCMAHON. He was born in Cullenswood, Co. Dublin, Ireland, and died May 1781 in Dublin...

    Named as Rachel McMahon in her fathers will were she is left the yearly sum of fifty pounds sterling to be pd to her half yearly during her natural life the first payment thereof to be paid within six months after my decease

    Rachel is stated to be the Daughter of George Longworth in Terence's will."
  7. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Trevor Cree, 5 Aug 2009, quoting Volume 312, page 375, #209035; FHL microfilm 531,685. This is now on-line at http://www.natural-software.com/bp2000/irish/deeds.php?id=9 (viewed 2 May 2011 MS) and (http://www.natural-software.com/bp2000/crossle/pages.php), "July 6, 1776; between Benjamin Lord of the City of Dublin, vinter... and Terence McMahon of the City of Dublin Apothecary of the fourth part. One acre of land on the road leading from Dublin to Milltown, being part of the lands of Cullenswood, granted to Terence McMahon..."

    Also "Michael Hutcheson and Jane his wife did grant to said Terence McMahon that parcel of ground situated on the East side of the road heading from Dublin to Milltown, being part of the lands of Cullenswood. Containing 1 acre, with all houses thereunto belonging. To hold for the lives of Sara L. Mason, James Fowler, and Francis Fowler in a lease therein recited, and survivor of them with covenant of renewal for ever..."
  8. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Trevor Cree, 5 Aug 2009, quoting Volume 312, page 375, #209035; FHL microfilm 531,685. This is now on-line at http://www.natural-software.com/bp2000/irish/deeds.php?id=9 (viewed 2 May 2011 MS) and (http://www.natural-software.com/bp2000/crossle/pages.php), "July 6, 1776; between Benjamin Lord of the City of Dublin, vinter... and Terence McMahon of the City of Dublin Apothecary of the fourth part. One acre of land on the road leading from Dublin to Milltown, being part of the lands of Cullenswood, granted to Terence McMahon...

    Michael Hutcheson and Jane his wife did grant to said Terence McMahon that parcel of ground situated on the East side of the road heading from Dublin to Milltown, being part of the lands of Cullenswood. Containing 1 acre, with all houses thereunto belonging. To hold for the lives of Sara L. Mason, James Fowler, and Francis Fowler in a lease therein recited, and survivor of them with covenant of renewal for ever.."
  9. [S288] Website Irish Genealogy (http://www.irishgenealogy.ie), Baptism records of their four children, "On 30 January 1790 "Mr McMahon's child [of] Angere St," was buried."
  10. [S288] Website Irish Genealogy (http://www.irishgenealogy.ie), http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…, "Elizabeth, parents: Terence McMahon and Rachel."
  11. [S288] Website Irish Genealogy (http://www.irishgenealogy.ie), http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…, "Elinor, parents: Terence McMahon and Rachel."
  12. [S288] Website Irish Genealogy (http://www.irishgenealogy.ie), Book Number 3, Page 89, Entry Number 1898, Record_Identifier DU-CI-BA-184442.
    http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…
  13. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm
  14. [S454] Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk), Descendants of Francis Longworth http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/tree/60650951/person/…, "Rachel is stated to be the Daughter of George Longworth in Terence's will."
  15. [S288] Website Irish Genealogy (http://www.irishgenealogy.ie), Book Number 3, Page 93, Entry Number 1144, Record_Identifier DU-CI-BA-184488.
    http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…, "Baptism of JAMES MC MAHON of AUNGR ST on 23 May 1781."
  16. [S178] Papers of Martin Cree of Owermoigne, Certified copy of the church register obtained by John McMahon on 9 February 1802, "This is to certify that John McMahon son of Terence and Rachael McMahon of Aungier Street in said City, was Baptized in said Parish on the Twenty Eighth day of June one thousand seven hundred and Eighty, as appears by the Registers of the said Parish. Given under our hands this seventh day of February 1802 Two...

    James McMahon of the City of Dublin Surgeon and Apothecary maketh oath and sayth that the above mentioned extract... is a true copy or extract of the Register of the said Parish as far as concerns the Baptism of the said John McMahon..."
  17. [S401] Hiberniam Journal, quoted by James P McMahon in posting at http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/McMAHON/…, "Issue of August 6, 1781. Died: at Powerscourt, Mr. M'Mahon, apothecary."
  18. [S45] Will held in Cree Archives, The 1794 will of John Cree (alias MacMahon).
  19. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Trevor Cree, 3 Aug 2009, quoting the will of Terence McMahon, from research correspondence of the late Dr G Ewart Cree.
  20. [S149] UK Census 30 Mar 1851, details extracted by Trevor Cree, May 2011.
  21. [S288] Website Irish Genealogy (http://www.irishgenealogy.ie), Baptism records.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Rachel Longworth

Female, CreeID#3277, (c 1744 - June 1815)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Rachel Longworth was born c 1744 in Creggan Castle, Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland. However she is not listed amongst George and Catherine' children in the web site Sally's Place.1,2 She was the daughter of George Longworth and Catherine Stewart.

Rachel Longworth married Terence McMahon, son of James McMahon and Ellen Cree, c 1776?. The date is an estimate based on the earliest known date of birth of a child.3,4

From 1777 to 1781 Rachel Longworth and Terence McMahon were living in Aungier Street, Dublin, Ireland. However the baptism records of their daughters Elizabeth and Elinor.5

Her daughter Elizabeth McMahon was baptised on 4 October 1777 in St Peter (Church of Ireland), Dublin, Ireland.6

Her daughter Elinor McMahon was baptised on 30 September 1778 in St Peter (Church of Ireland), Dublin.7

She was co-heiress of George Longworth of Craggan House near Athlone, the son of Francis Longworth who died in 1742. She is not listed among the children of George Longworth in Sally's Family Place web site, and indeed we would expect her to be shown as daughter, not just co-heiress, if she were. However in the Ancestry web page, Rachel is stated to be the Daughter of George Longworth in Terence's will.8,9,2,10,11

Her father George Longworth died on 2 April 1779 in Creggan Castle, County Westmeath, Ireland.10,12

Her son John McMahon (alias Cree) was born on 24 June 1780 in Aungier Street, Dublin.13,14

Her son James McMahon was baptised on 23 May 1781 in St Peter (Church of Ireland), Dublin.15,16

Her daughter Elizabeth McMahon died in 1783 in Dublin, Ireland.14

A Robert McMahon born 1796 was living in Sandy Road, Lezayre, Isle of Man, at the 1851 Census, aged 55 and born in Ireland. He was a potato merchant living with his wife Elizabeth who was aged 48 and born in Ramsay, IoM. Clearly he cannot be a son of Terence McMahon. Nor can "Mr McMahon's child [of] Angere St" who was buried on 30 January 1790. But they may be relatives.17,18

Her son James McMahon died on 29 January 1814.19,20

In June 1815, Rachel Longworth was also known as Rachel Fury.21

Rachel Longworth died in June 1815 in Isle of Man.11 She was buried on 15 June 1815 in Andreas, Isle of Man. The College of Arms manuscript gives her burial details as July 1815 at Ramsay.11,22,21

Children of Rachel Longworth and Terence McMahon

References

  1. [S454] Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk), Descendants of Francis Longworth http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/tree/60650951/person/…, "RACHEL LONGWORTH (GEORGE, FRANCIS, FRANCIS, PETER, RALPH) was born Abt. 1744 in Creggan Castle, Athlone, Westmeath,Ireland... She married TERENCE MCMAHON. He was born in Cullenswood, Co. Dublin, Ireland, and died May 1781 in Dublin..."
  2. [S419] Website, Sally's Place http://www.sallysfamilyplace.com/Wheeler/longwr3.htm
  3. [S288] Website Irish Genealogy (http://www.irishgenealogy.ie).
  4. [S454] Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk), Descendants of Francis Longworth http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/tree/60650951/person/…, "RACHEL LONGWORTH (GEORGE, FRANCIS, FRANCIS, PETER, RALPH) was born Abt. 1744 in Creggan Castle, Athlone, Westmeath,Ireland... She married TERENCE MCMAHON. He was born in Cullenswood, Co. Dublin, Ireland, and died May 1781 in Dublin...

    Named as Rachel McMahon in her fathers will were she is left the yearly sum of fifty pounds sterling to be pd to her half yearly during her natural life the first payment thereof to be paid within six months after my decease

    Rachel is stated to be the Daughter of George Longworth in Terence's will."
  5. [S288] Website Irish Genealogy (http://www.irishgenealogy.ie), Baptism records of their four children, "On 30 January 1790 "Mr McMahon's child [of] Angere St," was buried."
  6. [S288] Website Irish Genealogy (http://www.irishgenealogy.ie), http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…, "Elizabeth, parents: Terence McMahon and Rachel."
  7. [S288] Website Irish Genealogy (http://www.irishgenealogy.ie), http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…, "Elinor, parents: Terence McMahon and Rachel."
  8. [S16] Personal communication, Telephone conversation with Martin Cree of Owermoigne, 18 May 1991.
  9. [S117] Peter Townend, Burke's Landed Gentry - 18th edition (London: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1965-1972), p 387 under "Cree of Ower Moigne", "... Terence M'Mahon, Esq. of Cullenswood, co. Dublin, and Rachel his wife, co-heiress of George Longworth, Esq. of Craggan House, near Athlone..."
  10. [S454] Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk), Descendants of Francis Longworth http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/tree/60650951/person/…
  11. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, "Rachel daughter and coheir of George Longworth of Craggen Castle in the County of Westmeath Esq died in July 1815 and was buried at Ramsay in the Isle of Man."
  12. [S520] Website National Archives of Ireland (http://www.nationalarchives.ie/), Ref 9999/477.
  13. [S288] Website Irish Genealogy (http://www.irishgenealogy.ie), Book Number 3, Page 89, Entry Number 1898, Record_Identifier DU-CI-BA-184442.
    http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…
  14. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm
  15. [S288] Website Irish Genealogy (http://www.irishgenealogy.ie), Book Number 3, Page 93, Entry Number 1144, Record_Identifier DU-CI-BA-184488.
    http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…, "Baptism of JAMES MC MAHON of AUNGR ST on 23 May 1781."
  16. [S178] Papers of Martin Cree of Owermoigne, Certified copy of the church register obtained by John McMahon on 9 February 1802, "This is to certify that John McMahon son of Terence and Rachael McMahon of Aungier Street in said City, was Baptized in said Parish on the Twenty Eighth day of June one thousand seven hundred and Eighty, as appears by the Registers of the said Parish. Given under our hands this seventh day of February 1802 Two...

    James McMahon of the City of Dublin Surgeon and Apothecary maketh oath and sayth that the above mentioned extract... is a true copy or extract of the Register of the said Parish as far as concerns the Baptism of the said John McMahon..."
  17. [S149] UK Census 30 Mar 1851, details extracted by Trevor Cree, May 2011.
  18. [S288] Website Irish Genealogy (http://www.irishgenealogy.ie), Baptism records.
  19. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Trevor Cree, 3 Aug 2009, quoting the Will of John Cree/McMahon of Owermoigne (d.1853).
  20. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, "Lost at sea 29 January 1814 on his passage to Dublin."
  21. [S454] Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk), Isle of Man, Select Parish Registers, 1598-1950.
  22. [S16] Personal communication, Trevor Cree. email 28 August 2014, quoting Isle of Man, Select Parish Registers.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

John McMahon (alias Cree)

Male, CreeID#3278, (24 June 1780 - 3 July 1853)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
John McMahon (alias Cree) was born on 24 June 1780 in Aungier Street, Dublin, Ireland.1,2 He was the son of Terence McMahon and Rachel Longworth. John McMahon (alias Cree) was baptised on 28 June 1780 in St Peters (Church of Ireland), Dublin, Ireland. He was aged 73 at his death in 1853. John is described as having come "of full age" (that is 21) in 1801 in the Licence of 1815. The Licence of 1815 also describes John as "the eldest nephew" of John Cree and it has been assumed that the younger nephew was James McMahon. The letter from the College of Arms naming the inheritor of the estate of his uncle John Cree as "James McMahon of Thornhill (son of his brother Terence McMahon) born in 1780..." seems to be in error - he should have been named as John McMahon of Thornhill.3,4,2,5,6 In 1802 John McMahon (alias Cree) signed a deposition about the baptism of James McMahon in St Peter (Church of Ireland), Dublin, Ireland.7,8

His father Terence McMahon died in May 1781 in Powerscourt, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland.9,10,11 In July 1794 John McMahon (alias Cree) and James McMahon were said to be "in the charge of" their uncle James McMahon. Their father Terence McMahon had died in 1781.12,13

One source appears to show that John McMahon acquired Thornhill House, the home of his late uncle John Cree, in 1795. The documentary evidence we have seen suggests that the matter was considerably more complicated than that.14 John McMahon (alias Cree) was in the army from August 1799 to 1805. He started as an Ensign in the 40th Regiment by raising 260 (men?) in August 1799. He resigned in 1801 and otained an Ensignry in the 67th Regiment. In that same year he paid the difference for a cornetry in the 8th Light Dragoons. In 1802 he then purchased a ?Lieutenantcy in the 8th Foot. He was reduced to half pay the same year. In 1803 he was appointed to full pay in the 2nd Reserve, reduced in 1804 and appointed to the 15th Foot. In 1805 he was placed on half pay... on account of ill health. His service on full pay was about 7 years and on half pay 22 years.15,16

John McMahon (alias Cree) married Ann Stickland, daughter of Robert Stickland and Jane Mitchell, on 25 July 1805 in All Saints, Dorchester, Dorset, England.17

His son Rev John Robert Cree was born on 16 June 1806 in Thornhill House, Stalbridge, Dorset, England.18,19,20,2

His son Rev James Cree was born on 16 July 1807 in Thornhill House, Stalbridge, Dorset.21,19

His son Charles Longworth McMahon was born c October 1808.22

His son Charles Longworth McMahon died in 1809.23

His daughter Ellen Rachel McMahon was born on 9 January 1810 in Thornhill House, Stalbridge, Dorset.19,2

His daughter Ann Sarah McMahon was born on 9 May 1811 in Thornhill House, Stalbridge, Dorset.19

His daughter Georgiana Cree was born in December 1812 in Abbas Combe, Somerset, England.24,25,26

In 1814, John McMahon (alias Cree) was also known as John Cree. He "assumed the surname and arms of Cree, 1814, in lieu of M'Mahon in compliance with the will of his uncle, John Cree, of Thornhill House, Stalbridge, whom he succeeded" and was granted a Royal Licence date 10 June 1815 to bear the Cree arms and surname.27,28,2

On 25 May 1815 in College of Arms, London, England, John McMahon (alias Cree) was granted arms.29,30

His mother Rachel Longworth died in June 1815 in Isle of Man.31

On 1 June 1815 John McMahon (alias Cree) was a Captain in the West Regiment of Local Militia of that County [of Dorset]... By Royal Sign Manual bearing date 1 June 1815 he and his issue were authorized to assume the surname of Cree only and also to bear the arms of Cree pursuant to a Clause in the last Will and Testament of his uncle John Cree...2

On 12 July 1819 John Cree offered Thornhill House for sale:

DORSET - MANOR, MANSION, and FREEHOLD ESTATE.
TO be LET, SOLD, or EXCHANGED for a property of greater extent, - A valuable and truly desirable ESTATE, consisting of a Mansion, Farm Houses with requisite buildings, and near 500 Acres of excellent Pasture, Arable, and Wood Land, well stocked with game. If not sold or exchanged, the Mansion and Manor will be LET for five years, with any quantity of Land under 250 acres.- For further particulars apply (if by letter, post-paid) to John Cree, Esq., Thornhill, Stalbridge, Dorset.32


In 1823, John McMahon (alias Cree) was also known as J M Cree esq..33

The estate of Thornhill consisted of three farms, a capital dairy and two grazing farms. They were Home Farm 103 Acres; Thornhill Farm with Walbridge and Tadbrook, 229 Acres; and Spirehill Farm with Tadbrook, 133 Acres: together 485 Acres, chiefly rich Meadow aid Pasture Land.34

In 1828 John McMahon (alias Cree) and Ann Stickland moved from Thornhill House and settled at Moignes Court, Owermoigne, Dorset, England, accompanied by Rev John Robert Cree, Rev James Cree, Ellen Rachel McMahon and Ann Sarah McMahon. Thornhill House was actually sold in 1828 and Moignes Court was purchased in 1827.35,36
Moignes Court, Owermoigne


His daughter Ellen Rachel McMahon died in 1832 in Weymouth, Dorset, England.37

On 20 January 1832 John Cree sold a lease of lands at Cullenswood, Co. Dublin, to John Gold of Dublin for £820. The lease was for three lives and had recently been renewed wiith renewal of lives, one of the new lives being that of Francis Longworth-Dames. (This is likely to be the Francis Travers Longworth-Dames who was born 26 Apr 1831, son of his namesake who was High Sheriff of King's County in 1832 and a gt-gt-grandson of George Longworth (1713-14 - 1779) of Craggan who was Rachel Longworth's father.) Land at Cullenswood was also granted to John Cree's father Terence McMahon in 1776.38,39

On 7 June 1841 John McMahon (alias Cree) and Ann Stickland were living in Owermoigne, Dorset, England, along with Rev John Robert Cree and Rev James Cree. John Sr was aged 60 to 64 and of "Independent Means" born in Ireland. Ann, his wife was 55 to 59. John Jr and James were both shown as 30-34 and clergymen. (In the 1841 Census ages over 15 were rounded down to the nearest 5 years.)40,41

His daughter Ann Sarah McMahon died on 4 May 1846 in Hanwell, Middlesex, England.42,37

In 1848 Owermoigne was described as follows: "The living is a rectory, value £300, formerly in the diocese of Bristol, now in the diocese of Salisbury, patronage of John Cree Esq. The present rector is the Rev. John Robert Cree. The church is a small structure, with nave, chancel, and square embattled tower. A fair is held on October 10th for cattle, horses and toys. The parish comprises about 4,500 acres chiefly the property of J Cree Esq; the population, in 1841, was 416."43

In 1853, John Cree was described as "a veteran of the Peninsular war, who married a Stickland from Dorchester, was a Deputy Lieutenant, Justice of the Peace, and generally prominent in the public life of the county. Upon his death in 1853 a local newspaper praised Cree for his honest denunciation of the shameful jobbery which he observed at Weymouth. Another obituarist noted 'it is superfluous to add that Mr Cree's political sentiments were decidedly liberal...'"

The reference to the Peninsular War seems mistaken as the British only entered that war in 1808, by which time John was married and settled at Thornhill House.35


John McMahon (alias Cree) died on 3 July 1853 in Osmington, Weymouth, Dorset, England.44,45,46

"At Osmington, near Weymouth, aged 73, John Cree esq., of Ower Moigne, Dorsetshire, for many years an active magistrate and a deputy-lieutenant of that county. He was the son of the late Terence M'Mahon esq. of Cullenswood, co. Dublin, whose name he exchanged by royal license, in 1814, for that of Cree, in compliance with the will of his uncle, John Cree esq., of Thornhill House, Dorset. He entered the army at the age of 17, and served the entire campaign in Holland, under the Duke of York and subsequently in the Mediterranean, under Sir Ralph Abercromby."45 He was buried on 11 July 1853 in Owermoigne, Dorset.37

In 1875 the trustees of John Cree, Esq., were lords of the manor of Owermoigne, and the principal landowners there.47

Owermoigne Church was restored in 1883 with Trust funds left by the Rev John Robert Cree, the rector of Owermoigne from 1836 to 1881, to his nephew, George John Stone (alias Cree). The stained glass windows, including one under the bell tower in the West end with an inscription, recording the restoration of the Church, would have been installed in 1883.

"This window is erected to the Glory of God and in affectionate Remembrance of John Cree and Ann Cree his wife and also of Ellen Rachel Cree, Ann Sarah Cree, John Robert Cree, and James Cree, children of the above by Georgiana Stone Sole surviving child of John Cree."48

Children of John McMahon (alias Cree) and Ann Stickland

References

  1. [S288] Website Irish Genealogy (http://www.irishgenealogy.ie), Book Number 3, Page 89, Entry Number 1898, Record_Identifier DU-CI-BA-184442.
    http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…
  2. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm
  3. [S178] Papers of Martin Cree of Owermoigne, Original hand-written certificate of baptism. Also Document 3 states that John Cree came of full age in 1801.
  4. [S9] Census Returns, 1841 Census for Owermoigne Dorset, "He is shown as aged 60-64 and born in Ireland in the 1841 Census for Owermoigne."
  5. [S117] Peter Townend, Burke's Landed Gentry - 18th edition (London: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1965-1972), p 387 under "Cree of Ower Moigne."
  6. [S288] Website Irish Genealogy (http://www.irishgenealogy.ie), Book Number 3, Page 89, Entry Number 1898, Record_Identifier DU-CI-BA-184442.
    http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…, "DUBLIN (COI) , Parish/Church/Congregation - ST. PETER
    Baptism of JOHN MC MAHON of AUNGR ST on 28 June 1780
    Father: Terence McMahon. Mother: Rachel."
  7. [S288] Website Irish Genealogy (http://www.irishgenealogy.ie), Book Number 3, Page 93, Entry Number 1144, Record_Identifier DU-CI-BA-184488.
    http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…, "Baptism of JAMES MC MAHON of AUNGR ST on 23 May 1781."
  8. [S178] Martin Cree Papers, Certified copy of the church register obtained by John McMahon on 9 February 1802, "This is to certify that John McMahon son of Terence and Rachael McMahon of Aungier Street in said City, was Baptized in said Parish on the Twenty Eighth day of June one thousand seven hundred and Eighty, as appears by the Registers of the said Parish. Given under our hands this seventh day of February 1802 Two...

    James McMahon of the City of Dublin Surgeon and Apothecary maketh oath and sayth that the above mentioned extract... is a true copy or extract of the Register of the said Parish as far as concerns the Baptism of the said John McMahon..."
  9. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, "Terence McMahon of Cullens Wood in the County of Dublin Esq died 2 August 1781 aet 44. Buried in St Peters Church Yard Dublin."
  10. [S401] Hiberniam Journal, quoted by James P McMahon in posting at http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/McMAHON/…, "Issue of August 6, 1781. Died: at Powerscourt, Mr. M'Mahon, apothecary."
  11. [S454] Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk), Descendants of Francis Longworth http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/tree/60650951/person/…, "RACHEL LONGWORTH (GEORGE, FRANCIS, FRANCIS, PETER, RALPH) was born Abt. 1744 in Creggan Castle, Athlone, Westmeath,Ireland... She married TERENCE MCMAHON. He was born in Cullenswood, Co. Dublin, Ireland, and died May 1781 in Dublin...

    Named as Rachel McMahon in her fathers will were she is left the yearly sum of fifty pounds sterling to be pd to her half yearly during her natural life the first payment thereof to be paid within six months after my decease

    Rachel is stated to be the Daughter of George Longworth in Terence's will."
  12. [S45] Will held in Cree Archives, The 1794 will of John Cree (alias MacMahon).
  13. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Trevor Cree, 3 Aug 2009, quoting the will of Terence McMahon, from research correspondence of the late Dr G Ewart Cree.
  14. [S332] John Hutchins., The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset (n.p.: n.pub., 1868 (3rd ed.)), III, 1868, 672., "STALBRIDGE dor[set] Thornhill House
    Thornhill - Pynsent - Sage - Cree - MacMahon - Boucher 1620?
    Sold by Robert Thornhill to Sir William Pynsent ca. 1680. Repurchased by
    Sir James Thornhill ca. 1700. Sold by John Thornhill 1770 to Mr - Sage.
    Bought 1787 by John Cree; 1795 John MacMahon. Bought 1828 by William
    Boucher (d. 1836)."
  15. [S177] The Field, April 1986, April 1986 article by Montgomery-Massingberd, H.
  16. [S371] The UK National Archives, Kew, WO 25/754/86 (incorrectly indexed as /91).
  17. [S1] Parish Register of the relevant parish, quoted on www.familysearch.org.
  18. [S9] Census Returns, 1861 Census of Owermoigne, Dorset.
  19. [S1] Parish Register, Stalbridge, Dorset.
  20. [S85] International Genealogical Index 1992 or "old" Family Search web site, Church of Latter Day Saints, Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record.
  21. [S9] Census Returns, 1861 Census of Owermoigne, Dorset, RG9/1348/F105/p11.
  22. [S1] Parish Register, Stalbridge, Dorset, "based on age 9 months recorded in burial register."
  23. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, "died an infant..."
  24. [S16] Personal communication, Trevor Cree article Cree News Oct 1996.
  25. [S149] UK Census 30 Mar 1851.
  26. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, "Georgiana born in December 1812 registered at Temple Coombe on the County of Somerset."
  27. [S173] Changes of Name (Baltimore: Phillimore and Fry, 1968).
  28. [S174] Alumni Cantabrigiensis, II, under the entry for his son John Robert Cree.
  29. [S178] Martin Cree Papers.
  30. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, "The Armorial ensigns above depicted were on the 6th April 1786 granted... unto John Cree, late of Calcutta in the East Indies but then of St Mary la Bonne... and also of the County of Clare... and that the same appear registered... Recorded in the College of Arms this 23rd day of June 1815."
  31. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, "Rachel daughter and coheir of George Longworth of Craggen Castle in the County of Westmeath Esq died in July 1815 and was buried at Ramsay in the Isle of Man."
  32. [S189] Salisbury and Winchester Journal,, 12 July 1819. Quoted in http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dutillieul/…. Hereinafter cited as Salisbury and Winchester Journal.
  33. [S186] The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 133, p 410, May 1823.
  34. [S189] Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 28 Sep 1829.
  35. [S325] Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd 'Moignes and its medieval windows', The Field, unknown volume, unknown number, April 1986, unknown page.
  36. [S391] (ed.) C.W.H.Dicker, "Came and Owermoigne," Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club, Vol. XXX (1909), "At Owermoigne the party were cordially welcomed at the Court by Mr. G. Cecil Cree and Mrs. Cree. On the lawn, Mr. CREE said... "... the place belonged to
    Williamza... wife of the Honourable Lionel Darner, youngest son of the Earl of Dorchester. At Mrs. Darner's decease in 1827 the manor was sold to John Cree. A great deal of Owermoigne was cultivated on the common field system ; but this was altered,
    and divided into farms by Act of Parliament in 1829."
  37. [S365] Website Dorset Online Parish Clerks (http://www.opcdorset.org/), Owermoigne.
  38. [S180] Registry of Deeds, Dublin, 1819-1859, 880 207 583707 Conveyance.
  39. [S117] Peter Townend, Burke's Landed Gentry, 6th Edn., 1879, Vol I, p 419.
  40. [S9] Census Returns, 1841 Census of Owermoigne, Dorset, H0107/F4/p1.
  41. [S185] Kelly's Trade Directory, Under "Private Residents."
  42. [S186] The Gentleman's Magazine, 1846. Obituaries Page 665, "May 4. Anne-Sarah, eldest surviving dau. of John Cree esq. of Ower Moigne."
  43. [S185] Kelly's Trade Directory, 1848.
  44. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, D80.
  45. [S188] Charles William Wason, Annual Register (n.p.: n.pub., 1853), Deaths: July 1853 (p237). Hereinafter cited as Annual Register.
  46. [S117] Peter Townend, Burke's Landed Gentry, 4th ed. 1862, Vol 1 p 309, "The late John Cree, Esq., of Ower Moigne, co. Dorset... son of the late Terence M'Mahon, Esq., of Cullenswood, co. Dublin... d. 3 July, 1853."
  47. [S185] Kelly's Trade Directory, 1875.
  48. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Martin Cree, 21 May 2011.
Last edited23 Feb 2020

Ann Stickland

Female, CreeID#3279, (1782 or 1783 - 26 July 1870)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Ann Stickland was born in 1782 or 1783 in All Saints Parish, Dorchester, Dorset, England. She was the third daughter of Robert Stickland of Dorchester.1,2,3 Ann Stickland was the daughter of Robert Stickland and Jane Mitchell.

Her father Robert Stickland died in 1804.4

Ann Stickland married John McMahon (alias Cree), son of Terence McMahon and Rachel Longworth, on 25 July 1805 in All Saints, Dorchester, Dorset, England.5

Her son Rev John Robert Cree was born on 16 June 1806 in Thornhill House, Stalbridge, Dorset, England.6,7,8,3

Her son Rev James Cree was born on 16 July 1807 in Thornhill House, Stalbridge, Dorset.9,7

Her son Charles Longworth McMahon was born c October 1808.10

Her son Charles Longworth McMahon died in 1809.11

Her daughter Ellen Rachel McMahon was born on 9 January 1810 in Thornhill House, Stalbridge, Dorset.7,3

Her daughter Ann Sarah McMahon was born on 9 May 1811 in Thornhill House, Stalbridge, Dorset.7

Her daughter Georgiana Cree was born in December 1812 in Abbas Combe, Somerset, England.12,13,14

In 1828 Ann Stickland and John McMahon (alias Cree) moved from Thornhill House and settled at Moignes Court, Owermoigne, Dorset, England, accompanied by Rev John Robert Cree, Rev James Cree, Ellen Rachel McMahon and Ann Sarah McMahon. Thornhill House was actually sold in 1828 and Moignes Court was purchased in 1827.15,16
Moignes Court, Owermoigne


Her daughter Ellen Rachel McMahon died in 1832 in Weymouth, Dorset, England.17

On 7 June 1841 Ann Stickland and John McMahon (alias Cree) were living in Owermoigne, Dorset, England, along with Rev John Robert Cree and Rev James Cree. John Sr was aged 60 to 64 and of "Independent Means" born in Ireland. Ann, his wife was 55 to 59. John Jr and James were both shown as 30-34 and clergymen. (In the 1841 Census ages over 15 were rounded down to the nearest 5 years.)18,19

Her daughter Ann Sarah McMahon died on 4 May 1846 in Hanwell, Middlesex, England.20,17

Her husband John McMahon (alias Cree) died on 3 July 1853 in Osmington, Weymouth, Dorset, England.21,22,23

On 7 April 1861 Ann Stickland was living in the household of Rev John Robert Cree in Parsonage House, Owermoigne, Dorset, England, along with Rev James Cree.9

Ann Stickland died on 26 July 1870 in Weymouth Reg Dist, Dorset, England. She was aged 88.24,25 She was buried on 30 July 1870 in Owermoigne, Dorset.17,26

Owermoigne Church was restored in 1883 with Trust funds left by the Rev John Robert Cree, the rector of Owermoigne from 1836 to 1881, to his nephew, George John Stone (alias Cree). The stained glass windows, including one under the bell tower in the West end with an inscription, recording the restoration of the Church, would have been installed in 1883.

"This window is erected to the Glory of God and in affectionate Remembrance of John Cree and Ann Cree his wife and also of Ellen Rachel Cree, Ann Sarah Cree, John Robert Cree, and James Cree, children of the above by Georgiana Stone Sole surviving child of John Cree."27

Children of Ann Stickland and John McMahon (alias Cree)

References

  1. [S9] Census Returns, 1861 Census of Owermoigne, Dorset. She was shown as aged 78 and born in All Saints Parish, Dorchester, RG9/1348/F105/p11.
  2. [S454] Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk), http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/tree/162823/person/6863966835 quoting a number of records.
  3. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm
  4. [S419] Website, Dorchester, Index of Wills 1801-1954 http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…
  5. [S1] Parish Register of the relevant parish, quoted on www.familysearch.org.
  6. [S9] Census Returns, 1861 Census of Owermoigne, Dorset.
  7. [S1] Parish Register, Stalbridge, Dorset.
  8. [S85] International Genealogical Index 1992 or "old" Family Search web site, Church of Latter Day Saints, Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record.
  9. [S9] Census Returns, 1861 Census of Owermoigne, Dorset, RG9/1348/F105/p11.
  10. [S1] Parish Register, Stalbridge, Dorset, "based on age 9 months recorded in burial register."
  11. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, "died an infant..."
  12. [S16] Personal communication, Trevor Cree article Cree News Oct 1996.
  13. [S149] UK Census 30 Mar 1851.
  14. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, "Georgiana born in December 1812 registered at Temple Coombe on the County of Somerset."
  15. [S325] Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd 'Moignes and its medieval windows', The Field, unknown volume, unknown number, April 1986, unknown page.
  16. [S391] (ed.) C.W.H.Dicker, "Came and Owermoigne," Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club, Vol. XXX (1909), "At Owermoigne the party were cordially welcomed at the Court by Mr. G. Cecil Cree and Mrs. Cree. On the lawn, Mr. CREE said... "... the place belonged to
    Williamza... wife of the Honourable Lionel Darner, youngest son of the Earl of Dorchester. At Mrs. Darner's decease in 1827 the manor was sold to John Cree. A great deal of Owermoigne was cultivated on the common field system ; but this was altered,
    and divided into farms by Act of Parliament in 1829."
  17. [S365] Website Dorset Online Parish Clerks (http://www.opcdorset.org/), Owermoigne.
  18. [S9] Census Returns, 1841 Census of Owermoigne, Dorset, H0107/F4/p1.
  19. [S185] Kelly's Trade Directory, Under "Private Residents."
  20. [S186] The Gentleman's Magazine, 1846. Obituaries Page 665, "May 4. Anne-Sarah, eldest surviving dau. of John Cree esq. of Ower Moigne."
  21. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, D80.
  22. [S188] Charles William Wason, Annual Register (n.p.: n.pub., 1853), Deaths: July 1853 (p237). Hereinafter cited as Annual Register.
  23. [S117] Peter Townend, Burke's Landed Gentry - 18th edition (London: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1965-1972), 4th ed. 1862, Vol 1 p 309, "The late John Cree, Esq., of Ower Moigne, co. Dorset... son of the late Terence M'Mahon, Esq., of Cullenswood, co. Dublin... d. 3 July, 1853."
  24. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref Vol 5a p 203.
  25. [S178] Papers of Martin Cree of Owermoigne, Official copy of grant of probate.
  26. [S1] Parish Register, Owermoigne, "aged 88 years."
  27. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Martin Cree, 21 May 2011.
Last edited23 Feb 2020

James McMahon

Male, CreeID#3280, (23 May 1781 - 29 January 1814)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
James McMahon left a will. James McMahon wrote his will on 20th January 1814. He was born in May 1781 in Aungier Street, Dublin, Ireland.1 He was baptised on 23 May 1781 in St Peter (Church of Ireland), Dublin, Ireland.2,3 He was the son of Terence McMahon and Rachel Longworth.

His father Terence McMahon died in May 1781 in Powerscourt, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland.4,5,6 In July 1794 James McMahon and John McMahon (alias Cree) were said to be "in the charge of" their uncle James McMahon. Their father Terence McMahon had died in 1781.7,8

James McMahon married Isabella Edmonds on 6 January 1803 in St Peter's, Dublin, Ireland.9

James McMahon, apothecary of Dublin, was prosecuted and fined 20 Pounds for taking an unqualified apprentice.10

On 12 July 1806 James McMahon signed a bond agreeing that his sister Elinor McMahon be paid £300 out of his assets or estate on 12 Januiary 1807.11

His son James Terence McMahon was born in 1811 in Bride, Isle of Man.12

His daughter Isabella Ellen McMahon was born between 1811 and 1814 in Ireland.13

His daughter Jane Rachael McMahon was born in 1812 or 1813 in Dublin, Ireland.14

James McMahon died on 29 January 1814. He was lost at sea on his passage to Dublin

I have a note that James died without issue. However the 1853 will of his brother John refers to "my nieces Jane Rachael McMahon and Isabella Ellen McMahon Spinsters daughters of my late brother James McMahon."

There is an unsubstantiated record that a James McMahon, spouse Isabella Cowle, died at sea on 30 June 1814. It is listed in the IGI under Isle of Man, but as a "Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church." This date is incompatible with the birth of his daughter Isaballa in 1816.15,16

James McMahon was an Officer in the 69th Regiment. Many years later, in 1851, his daughter Jane McMahon referred to him as a Lieutenant.

A James McMahon was listed as being a private in No. 10 Company (Barlow’s) of the 2nd Battalion 69th (South Lincolnshire) Foot during the Waterloo Campaign. The Regiment was involved in the battles of Quatre Bras (16 June 1815) and Waterloo (18 June 1815).

The 2nd Battalion, 69th Foot consisted, approximately, of 57% English (Lincolnshire and Essex being the two most common counties of origin), 35% Irish and 7% Scottish. In 1816 the Battalion ceased to exist, being part of the general reduction of the army. No officer was named McMahon at this period but James had died at sea in 1814.17,18,19

Children of James McMahon and Isabella Edmonds

References

  1. [S288] Website Irish Genealogy (http://www.irishgenealogy.ie), Book Number 3, Page 93, Entry Number 1144, Record_Identifier DU-CI-BA-184488.
    http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…
  2. [S288] Website Irish Genealogy (http://www.irishgenealogy.ie), Book Number 3, Page 93, Entry Number 1144, Record_Identifier DU-CI-BA-184488.
    http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…, "Baptism of JAMES MC MAHON of AUNGR ST on 23 May 1781."
  3. [S178] Papers of Martin Cree of Owermoigne, Certified copy of the church register obtained by John McMahon on 9 February 1802, "This is to certify that John McMahon son of Terence and Rachael McMahon of Aungier Street in said City, was Baptized in said Parish on the Twenty Eighth day of June one thousand seven hundred and Eighty, as appears by the Registers of the said Parish. Given under our hands this seventh day of February 1802 Two...

    James McMahon of the City of Dublin Surgeon and Apothecary maketh oath and sayth that the above mentioned extract... is a true copy or extract of the Register of the said Parish as far as concerns the Baptism of the said John McMahon..."
  4. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, "Terence McMahon of Cullens Wood in the County of Dublin Esq died 2 August 1781 aet 44. Buried in St Peters Church Yard Dublin."
  5. [S401] Hiberniam Journal, quoted by James P McMahon in posting at http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/McMAHON/…, "Issue of August 6, 1781. Died: at Powerscourt, Mr. M'Mahon, apothecary."
  6. [S454] Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk), Descendants of Francis Longworth http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/tree/60650951/person/…, "RACHEL LONGWORTH (GEORGE, FRANCIS, FRANCIS, PETER, RALPH) was born Abt. 1744 in Creggan Castle, Athlone, Westmeath,Ireland... She married TERENCE MCMAHON. He was born in Cullenswood, Co. Dublin, Ireland, and died May 1781 in Dublin...

    Named as Rachel McMahon in her fathers will were she is left the yearly sum of fifty pounds sterling to be pd to her half yearly during her natural life the first payment thereof to be paid within six months after my decease

    Rachel is stated to be the Daughter of George Longworth in Terence's will."
  7. [S45] Will held in Cree Archives, The 1794 will of John Cree (alias MacMahon).
  8. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Trevor Cree, 3 Aug 2009, quoting the will of Terence McMahon, from research correspondence of the late Dr G Ewart Cree.
  9. [S85] International Genealogical Index 1992 or "old" Family Search web site, Church of Latter Day Saints, Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church.
  10. [S402] Webpage Directory: DUBLIN - Dublin Apothecaries 1791-1829 (http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/directories/…).
  11. [S178] Martin Cree Papers, Bond; document.
  12. [S6] Monumental inscription, Memorial Tablet in Andreas Parish Church, Isle of Man.
  13. [S192] UK Census 7 June 1841, Details extracted by Trevor Cree 17 May 2011. Isabella was shown as aged aged 25 but ages were round down to the next 5 years. She must have been at least 27 since her father died in January 1814.
  14. [S149] UK Census 30 Mar 1851, Andreas, Isle of Man.
  15. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Trevor Cree, 3 Aug 2009, quoting the Will of John Cree/McMahon of Owermoigne (d.1853).
  16. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, "Lost at sea 29 January 1814 on his passage to Dublin."
  17. [S10] Will at Prerogative Court of Canturbury, Will of his uncle John McMahon/Cree.
  18. [S366] Webpage 2nd Battalion 69th (South Lincolnshire) Foot during the Waterloo Campaign (http://www.napoleon-series.org/military/organization/…).
  19. [S16] Personal communication, Telephone conversation, Martin Cree of Owermoigne, February 1992.
Last edited23 Feb 2020

Ann Hardy

Female, CreeID#3281, (1758 or 1759 - between 17 August 1825 and 24 August 1825)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Ann Hardy was born in 1758 or 1759. She was the 2d. daughter and coheir of Thomas Hardy of Queen Street, Westminster...1,2 She was the daughter of Thomas Hardy.

Ann Hardy married James McMahon, son of James McMahon and Ellen Cree, on 11 January 1773 in St James, Westminster, London, England.3

Between 1783 and 1794 Ann Hardy and James McMahon were living in 43 Aungier Street, Dublin, Ireland. James was a churchwarden of St Peter and St Kevin's Church which was also in Aungier Street.4

Ann Hardy was mentioned in the will of John Cree dated 20 October 1795 at Thornhill, Stalbridge, Dorset, England. This explicitly revoked the will dated 16 July 1794, but was not accepted as lawful for the real estate. See the will of John Cree.5,6,7

On 20 October 1795 Ann Hardy and James McMahon were living in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales. They were away from Dublin from 1794 to 1797, possibly in Ennis, County Clare at first, and then probably in Swansea, Glamorgan.8,9

James McMahon and Ann Hardy moved to London, England, in c 1798. In 1799 Ann Hardy offered to help the poet and balladeer Thomas Moore with his financial difficulties. It is clear that James McMahon moved in the same ex-patriate Irish circles as Moore. Since Moore was born in Aungier Street, Dublin, he and James probably knew each other there.10,11,12

In 1810 James McMahon and Ann Hardy, together with her two sisters and their husbands, sold the Castle, Smallberry Green, Isleworth, London, England, for £910.13

Ann Hardy left a will dated 17 August 1825 at Cullenswood, Dublin, Ireland.14

Ann Hardy died between 17 August 1825 and 24 August 1825. In her will she left her property to her sister Isabella Bray of Chelsea, widow.15 She was buried on 25 August 1825 in St Peter (Church of Ireland), Dublin, Ireland.1 Probate of Ann Hardy's will was granted on 14 October 1825 in London. The executrix and sole beneficiary was her sister Isabella (Hardy) Bray of Chelsea, widow.16

Family: Ann Hardy and James McMahon

References

  1. [S288] Website Irish Genealogy (http://www.irishgenealogy.ie), http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…, "age 66 years."
  2. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm
  3. [S446] Family Search web site, www.familysearch.org, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NV53-BY2
  4. [S468] Ruan O'Donnell, Robert Emmet and the Rebellion of 1798 (Dublin: Irish Academic Press Ltd, 2003), p 90, "... the republican electorate for two years and had lived his whole life in the neighbourhood. Casual encounters with the McMahons were also highly likely given that James McMahon of 43 Aungier Street was churchwarden of St Peter and St Kevin's Church, which the Emmets attended in the 1790s. This man was acquainted with Thomas Addis..."
  5. [S10] Will at Prerogative Court of Canturbury, Probate 26 February 1796, TNA Ref PROB 11/1271 Harris Quire Numbers: 49 - 97. This will was the subject of later disputes. See the reference to Chancery Court cases.
  6. [S178] Papers of Martin Cree of Owermoigne, Will of John McMahon/Cree dated 20 Oct 1795. See also the licence granted to his nephew John McMahon dated 8 June 1815 which refers to a codicil dated 20 October 1795.
  7. [S243] Francis Vesey Jun, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, from the year 1789 to 1817. Vol VI (London: Samuel Brooke, 1827), p. 43 Godfrey v Davies 1801 (May 2,5).
  8. [S10] Will at Prerogative Court of Canturbury, Will of his uncle John Cree proved 26 February 1796, "To my Relation James Mac Mahon Esq of Swansea in South Wales..."
  9. [S390] Website Irish Historical Studies (http://www.irishhistoricalstudies.ie/), Volume 2. 1941, p 40, "McMahon (James). Aungier St. Apothecary... In 1797 Higgins reported that McMahon, who three years before had been compelled to quit Dublin, had returned."
  10. [S464] W S Dowden, The Letters of Thomas Moore: 1818-1847 (2 vols.) (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1964), Page 941., "McMahon. A Dublin apothecary who had come to London before Moore arrived there. Mrs McMahon offered to lend Moore money to pay his fees at the Middle Temple. He did not accept the offer, but recorded the event in his Memoirs (see Russell, i.74)."
  11. [S465] Anon., "Lord John Russell's Memoirs of Moore," Dublin review: a quarterly and critical journal, 34 (March 1853). Hereinafter cited as "Memoirs of Moore."
  12. [S466] Ronan Kelly, Bard of Erin: The Life of Thomas Moore (London: Penguin, 2008), "It is no coincidence that Hume was an Irishman; like any immigrant, Moore gravitated towards people from home. There were the Mastersons for a start, who had played in his masque in Aungier Street, and a Mr McMahon, an apothocary ('as deep in the gallipots as ever') who tidied him over with a loan at one point."
  13. [S467] London Metropolitain Archives, Property Conveyance, 20 Mar 1810, ACC/0891/02/06/1606-1608, "Isleworth: The 'Castle', and messuage adjoining Smallberry Green.
    1. James McMahon of Dublin, apothecary, and Ann his wife, formerly Hardy
    3. Thomas Bray, apothecary, and Isabella his wife, formerly Hardy
    5. John Wright of Burlington Gardens, esq. and Catherine his wife, formerly Hardy
    8. Joseph Limpus of Smallberry Green, Isleworth, victualler
    Consideration: £910 in thirds to 1, 3 and 5
    Property: The 'Castle', Smallberry Green, to 8."
  14. [S16] Personal communication, Email, Trevor Cree, 14 March 2013, quoting the will, "In the Name of God I Anne McMahon of Cullonswood in the County of Dublin, Widow, do make this my last Will and testament & revoke any Will by me heretofore made and... bequeath my property to my Sister Isabella Bray (Elizabeth crossed out) of Chelsea, Widow, and I appoint... Exectrix of this my Will... under my hand and seal 17th day of August 1825 Anne Mc Mahon/Seal/ Witnesses present Jno Smyth Fitzwilliam Stret (Street) Elizabeth Neale/ J.L., Cullons Wood.
    Appeared personally John Smyth of Fitzwilliam Street in the City of Dublin Esquire and made Oath that... purporting to be and... the last Will and Testament of the said Anne Mc Mahon late of Cullonswood in the County of Dublin, Widow,... 14th day of October 1825
    Proved at London 25th October 1825 before the Worshipful Charles Coote... by the Oath of Isabella in the Will written Isabella/ Bray, Widow, the Sister the sole Exectrix to whom Administration was granted being first sworn duly to Administrator."
  15. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Trevor Cree, 3 Aug 2009, quoting the Will
    of Ann McMahon, widow, of Cullenswood, Co. Dublin.
  16. [S16] Personal communication, Email, Trevor Cree, 14 March 2013, "I Anne McMahon of Cullonswood in the County of Dublin, Widow..."
Last edited23 Feb 2020

Rev John Robert Cree

Male, CreeID#3282, (16 June 1806 - 14 July 1880)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Rev John Robert Cree was also known as John Robert McMahon. This is the name shown on his birth and baptism record. We have seen no later record of it. He was always known as Cree at Cambridge. He was born on 16 June 1806 in Thornhill House, Stalbridge, Dorset, England. His birth name was McMahon.1,2,3,4 He was the son of John McMahon (alias Cree) and Ann Stickland. Rev John Robert Cree was baptised on 24 February 1812 in Stalbridge, Dorset, England. John, James, Ellen and Ann were baptised on the same day.4,5 He was educated before 1824 in school, Dublin, Ireland, under Mr Von Feinaigle.6

Rev John Robert Cree was admitted as a pensioner at Trinity College, Cambridge, England, 5 July 1824 and matriculated at Michelmas.6 He was educated after 5 July 1824 at Trinity College, Cambridge.7

Rev John Robert Cree accompanied John McMahon (alias Cree) and Ann Stickland when they moved from Thornhill House to Moignes Court, Owermoigne, Dorset, England, in 1828. Thornhill House was actually sold in 1828 and Moignes Court was purchased in 1827.8,9 Rev John Robert Cree was ordained as a deacon on 9 January 1830 in Bristol, England.6

Rev John Robert Cree was a curate between 1830 and 1835 in Chaldon Herring, Dorset, England.6 He was ordained as a priest on 22 January 1831.6 He was Rector between 1835 and 1880 in Owermoigne, Dorset, England.6,10,11

On 7 June 1841 Rev John Robert Cree was living in the household of John McMahon (alias Cree) and Ann Stickland in Owermoigne, Dorset, along with Rev James Cree. John Sr was aged 60 to 64 and of "Independent Means" born in Ireland. Ann, his wife was 55 to 59. John Jr and James were both shown as 30-34 and clergymen. (In the 1841 Census ages over 15 were rounded down to the nearest 5 years.)12,13

On 30 March 1851 Rev John Robert Cree was living in Rectory, Owermoigne, Dorset, England. He was aged 44, unmarried, born Stalbury (sic). He had two servants, John Wallis, 31, a groom and gardener and Sarah Hembridge, 37, a housekeeper and domestic servant.14

He became lord of the manor of Owermoigne in 1853 on the death of his father.15

His father John McMahon (alias Cree) died on 3 July 1853 in Osmington, Weymouth, Dorset, England.16,17,18

Rev John Robert Cree was a Rector of Owermoigne on 7 April 1861 in Owermoigne, Dorset.19

On 7 April 1861 Rev John Robert Cree was living in Parsonage House, Owermoigne, Dorset, England, along with Ann Stickland and Rev James Cree.19

His mother Ann Stickland died on 26 July 1870 in Weymouth Reg Dist, Dorset, England.20,21

Rev John Robert Cree died on 14 July 1880 in Moigne's Court, Owermoigne, Dorset, England. He died unmarried and left "a legacy for the rebuilding of St. Michael's Church [and] the estate passed to his nephew George Stone..."6,8,22 He was buried on 17 July 1880 in Owermoigne, Dorset.23 Probate of Rev John Robert Cree's will was granted to George John Stone on 21 October 1880 in Blandford, Dorset, England. (Personal Estate under £16,000.)24

Owermoigne Church was restored in 1883 with Trust funds left by the Rev John Robert Cree, the rector of Owermoigne from 1836 to 1881, to his nephew, George John Stone (alias Cree). The stained glass windows, including one under the bell tower in the West end with an inscription, recording the restoration of the Church, would have been installed in 1883.

"This window is erected to the Glory of God and in affectionate Remembrance of John Cree and Ann Cree his wife and also of Ellen Rachel Cree, Ann Sarah Cree, John Robert Cree, and James Cree, children of the above by Georgiana Stone Sole surviving child of John Cree."25

References

  1. [S9] Census Returns, 1861 Census of Owermoigne, Dorset.
  2. [S1] Parish Register of the relevant parish, Stalbridge, Dorset.
  3. [S85] International Genealogical Index 1992 or "old" Family Search web site, Church of Latter Day Saints, Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record.
  4. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm
  5. [S446] Family Search web site, www.familysearch.org, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N27R-VMZ
  6. [S174] Alumni Cantabrigiensis, II.
  7. [S174] Alumni Cantabrigiensis, "Adm pens (age 18) at Trinity, July 5 1824..."
  8. [S325] Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd 'Moignes and its medieval windows', The Field, unknown volume, unknown number, April 1986, unknown page.
  9. [S391] (ed.) C.W.H.Dicker, "Came and Owermoigne," Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club, Vol. XXX (1909), "At Owermoigne the party were cordially welcomed at the Court by Mr. G. Cecil Cree and Mrs. Cree. On the lawn, Mr. CREE said... "... the place belonged to
    Williamza... wife of the Honourable Lionel Darner, youngest son of the Earl of Dorchester. At Mrs. Darner's decease in 1827 the manor was sold to John Cree. A great deal of Owermoigne was cultivated on the common field system ; but this was altered,
    and divided into farms by Act of Parliament in 1829."
  10. [S183] Owermoigne Church Memorial Plaque 1914-1918, RECTORS OF OWERMOIGNE, "John R Cree 1836/ Henry B Miles 1881 These dates are both a year later than those in Alumni Cantab."
  11. [S325] Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd "Moignes and its medieval windows", "... the Reverend John John Cree, a rugged-looking indivdual, became the bachelor 'squarson' of Owermoigne. He was responsible for building the village school where Anne Cree (nee Angelbck) , the wife of the present [1986] occupant of Moignes Court, used to teach and which is now attended by their two children, Ralph and Alex."
  12. [S9] Census Returns, 1841 Census of Owermoigne, Dorset, H0107/F4/p1.
  13. [S185] Kelly's Trade Directory, Under "Private Residents."
  14. [S9] Census Returns, 1851 Census of Owermoigne, Dorset, HO107/F4/p2.
  15. [S183] Church Plaque, Transcription of framed text to be found inside of the entrance porch to St Michael's Church, Owermoigne., "Later [the manor] was purchased by W Wake after Archbishop of Canterbury later conveyed to Sir Theodore Janessen 1732 and sold to Rev John Cree 1853... The rectory probably has existed since the 13th Century, but most of the present building dates to the time of Elizabeth, the beams in the Dining Room tradition relates were taken from a wreck of the Spanish Armada in Ringstead Bay. [I believe this refers to the building now known as Moignes Court] A modern wing was added to the Rectory in 1882. The inhabitants of the village in past years, had a great reputation for smuggling. Thomas Hardy relates stories of their exploits, one relating to casks of brandy being hidden in the orchard that still exists to the west of the Church. The church tower also seems to have been a hiding place on some occasions.

    Evidently squire and parson were all involved, as there is still in the Rectory cellar a bricked-up window – through which the parson of those days received a share of the spirits.

    "
  16. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, D80.
  17. [S188] Charles William Wason, Annual Register (n.p.: n.pub., 1853), Deaths: July 1853 (p237). Hereinafter cited as Annual Register.
  18. [S117] Peter Townend, Burke's Landed Gentry - 18th edition (London: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1965-1972), 4th ed. 1862, Vol 1 p 309, "The late John Cree, Esq., of Ower Moigne, co. Dorset... son of the late Terence M'Mahon, Esq., of Cullenswood, co. Dublin... d. 3 July, 1853."
  19. [S9] Census Returns, 1861 Census of Owermoigne, Dorset, RG9/1348/F105/p11.
  20. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref Vol 5a p 203.
  21. [S178] Papers of Martin Cree of Owermoigne, Official copy of grant of probate.
  22. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO ref: Vol 5a p 173, Weymouth Reg. Dist.
  23. [S365] Website Dorset Online Parish Clerks (http://www.opcdorset.org/), Owermoigne.
  24. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Trevor Cree, 16 June 2011.
  25. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Martin Cree, 21 May 2011.
Last edited6 Feb 2020

Georgiana Cree

Female, CreeID#3283, (December 1812 - 3 May 1892)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Georgiana Cree was born in December 1812 in Abbas Combe, Somerset, England.1,2,3 She was the daughter of John McMahon (alias Cree) and Ann Stickland.

Georgiana Cree married Rev George Stone, son of Robert Stone, c November 1849 in Weymouth, Dorset, England.4

Her son George John Stone was born in September 1850 in Bondleigh, Devon, England.5

On 30 March 1851 Georgiana Cree and Rev George Stone were living in Glebe & Rectory, Bondleigh, Devon, England, along with George John Stone. George was Rector of Bondleigh and aged 52, Georgiana was 38 and their son George John Stone was aged 6 months. There were also four servants in the household.2

Her daughter Emma Mary Stone was born in 1852 or 1853 in Bondleigh, Devon.6

Her father John McMahon (alias Cree) died on 3 July 1853 in Osmington, Weymouth, Dorset, England.7,8,9

Her husband Rev George Stone died on 29 September 1853 in Bondleigh, Devon.10,11

On 7 April 1861 Georgiana Cree was living in 2 Cambridge Place, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, along with George John Stone and Emma Mary Stone. Georgiana was a widow aged 48 and a landowner. George John was 10 and Emma was 8 years old. There was one servant in the household.6

Her mother Ann Stickland died on 26 July 1870 in Weymouth Reg Dist, Dorset, England.12,13

On 3 April 1881 Georgiana Cree was living in the household of George John Stone and Mary Symonds in 9 Victoria Terrace, Melcombe Regis, Weymouth, Dorset, England, along with Capt. George Cecil O'Shaughnessy Cree and Aubrey McMahon Cree RN. George J Cree was 30 years old and had "No occupation." Mary Cree was 27. George C S Cree (sic) was 2 and Aubrey Mc. Cree was 1. (The Mc was short for his middle name McMahon.) Georgiana Stone was shown as a widow aged 68 and an unmarried cousin, Henry Symonds, a solicitor aged 29 was also present. The household included six servants.14

Owermoigne Church was restored in 1883 with Trust funds left by the Rev John Robert Cree, the rector of Owermoigne from 1836 to 1881, to his nephew, George John Stone (alias Cree). The stained glass windows, including one under the bell tower in the West end with an inscription, recording the restoration of the Church, would have been installed in 1883.

"This window is erected to the Glory of God and in affectionate Remembrance of John Cree and Ann Cree his wife and also of Ellen Rachel Cree, Ann Sarah Cree, John Robert Cree, and James Cree, children of the above by Georgiana Stone Sole surviving child of John Cree."15

Georgiana Cree died on 3 May 1892 in Isle of Wight, England.16

Children of Georgiana Cree and Rev George Stone

References

  1. [S16] Personal communication, Trevor Cree article Cree News Oct 1996.
  2. [S149] UK Census 30 Mar 1851.
  3. [S176] College of Arms Manuscript, Ref MS 10 D.14 209-210, 1815, transcript commissioned from the College by Trevor Cree, May 2014. See http://www.cree.name/archives/pedigree.htm, "Georgiana born in December 1812 registered at Temple Coombe on the County of Somerset."
  4. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, GRO ref: Vol 8 p 259.
  5. [S149] UK Census 1851, 2 Cambridge Place, Clifton, Bristol. He was 6 months old.
  6. [S204] UK Census 7 Apr 1861.
  7. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, D80.
  8. [S188] Charles William Wason, Annual Register (n.p.: n.pub., 1853), Deaths: July 1853 (p237). Hereinafter cited as Annual Register.
  9. [S117] Peter Townend, Burke's Landed Gentry - 18th edition (London: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1965-1972), 4th ed. 1862, Vol 1 p 309, "The late John Cree, Esq., of Ower Moigne, co. Dorset... son of the late Terence M'Mahon, Esq., of Cullenswood, co. Dublin... d. 3 July, 1853."
  10. [S289] Website Free BMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk), GRO Ref Vol 5b p 251, December quarter, Okehampton Reg Dist. which contains the parish of Bondleigh.
  11. [S370] E. A. Fry, Dorset Records Vol. 1, 189?).
  12. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref Vol 5a p 203.
  13. [S178] Papers of Martin Cree of Owermoigne, Official copy of grant of probate.
  14. [S164] UK Census 3 Apr 1881, PRO Ref RG11/2106 p 3.
  15. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Martin Cree, 21 May 2011.
  16. [S289] Website FreeBMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk), GRO Ref Vol 2b p 361.
Last edited6 Feb 2020

Rev George Stone

Male, CreeID#3284, (1798 or 1799 - 29 September 1853)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Rev George Stone was born in 1798 or 1799 in Stoke Abbas, Dorset, England.1 He was the son of Robert Stone.

Rev George Stone graduated BA in 1822 from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, England.2

Rev George Stone graduated MA in 1825.

Rev George Stone was a Vicar in 1826 in Long Burton, Dorset, England.2

Rev George Stone married Caroline Susanna Elkins on 5 July 1836 in Folke, Dorset, England.2,3

His daughter Carolione Eliza Stone was born c August 1840 in Sherborne, Dorset, England.4

His wife Caroline Susanna Elkins died c February 1841 in Sherborne, Dorset.5

Rev George Stone married Georgiana Cree, daughter of John McMahon (alias Cree) and Ann Stickland, c November 1849 in Weymouth, Dorset, England.6

Rev George Stone was a Rector in Bondleigh, Devon, England.

His son George John Stone was born in September 1850 in Bondleigh, Devon.7

On 30 March 1851 Rev George Stone and Georgiana Cree were living in Glebe & Rectory, Bondleigh, Devon, England, along with George John Stone. George was Rector of Bondleigh and aged 52, Georgiana was 38 and their son George John Stone was aged 6 months. There were also four servants in the household.1

His daughter Emma Mary Stone was born in 1852 or 1853 in Bondleigh, Devon.8

Rev George Stone died on 29 September 1853 in Bondleigh, Devon.9,2

Child of Rev George Stone and Caroline Susanna Elkins

Children of Rev George Stone and Georgiana Cree

References

  1. [S149] UK Census 30 Mar 1851.
  2. [S370] E. A. Fry, Dorset Records Vol. 1, 189?).
  3. [S85] International Genealogical Index 1992 or "old" Family Search web site, Church of Latter Day Saints, Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record.
  4. [S289] Website Free BMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk), GRO Ref Vol 8 p 92.
  5. [S289] Website FreeBMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk), GRO Ref Vol 8 p 78.
  6. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, GRO ref: Vol 8 p 259.
  7. [S149] UK Census 1851, 2 Cambridge Place, Clifton, Bristol. He was 6 months old.
  8. [S204] UK Census 7 Apr 1861.
  9. [S289] Website FreeBMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk), GRO Ref Vol 5b p 251, December quarter, Okehampton Reg Dist. which contains the parish of Bondleigh.
Last edited3 Feb 2020

George John Stone

Male, CreeID#3285, (September 1850 - 28 December 1902)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
George John Stone was born in September 1850 in Bondleigh, Devon, England.1 He was the son of Rev George Stone and Georgiana Cree.

On 30 March 1851 George John Stone was living in the household of Rev George Stone and Georgiana Cree in Glebe & Rectory, Bondleigh, Devon, England. George was Rector of Bondleigh and aged 52, Georgiana was 38 and their son George John Stone was aged 6 months. There were also four servants in the household.2

His father Rev George Stone died on 29 September 1853 in Bondleigh, Devon.3,4

On 7 April 1861 George John Stone was living in the household of Georgiana Cree in 2 Cambridge Place, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, along with Emma Mary Stone. Georgiana was a widow aged 48 and a landowner. George John was 10 and Emma was 8 years old. There was one servant in the household.5

On 15 November 1872 George John Stone was living in Rodwell, Wyke Regis, Dorset, England.6 Probate of Rev James Cree's will was granted to George John Stone on 15 November 1872 in Blandford, Dorset, England. (Effects under £3,000.)7

George John Stone married Mary Symonds, daughter of Giles Symonds and Jane Stickland, c November 1876 in Dorchester Reg Dist, Dorset, England.8

His son Capt. George Cecil O'Shaughnessy Cree was born c August 1878 in Portswood, Hampshire, England.9,10

In 1880, George John Stone was also known as George John Cree. By deed poll published in the Times on 7 October 1880 following the death of his father. (This seems likely to be a mistake. It was his uncle, John Robert Cree who died in 1880 and from whom he inherited Moigne's Court on condition he changed his name to Cree.)11

In 1880 George John Stone settled at Moignes Court, Owermoigne, Dorset, England.12

In 1880 George John Stone was described as "a colourful, expansive figure, with an elaborate moustache reminiscent of the Kaiser. George took the surname of Cree and, displaying the antiquarian taste typical of this period, decided to make his home in the old manor house. In 1890 the building was renovated and given a not unsympathetic modern extension to the south."12

His son Aubrey McMahon Cree RN was born on 17 January 1880 in Charminster, Dorset, England.9,13,14 Probate of Rev John Robert Cree's will was granted to George John Stone on 21 October 1880 in Blandford, Dorset. (Personal Estate under £16,000.)15

On 3 April 1881 George John Stone and Mary Symonds were living in 9 Victoria Terrace, Melcombe Regis, Weymouth, Dorset, England, along with Capt. George Cecil O'Shaughnessy Cree, Aubrey McMahon Cree RN and Georgiana Cree. George J Cree was 30 years old and had "No occupation." Mary Cree was 27. George C S Cree (sic) was 2 and Aubrey Mc. Cree was 1. (The Mc was short for his middle name McMahon.) Georgiana Stone was shown as a widow aged 68 and an unmarried cousin, Henry Symonds, a solicitor aged 29 was also present. The household included six servants.9

His son Adrian Victor Cree was born c August 1884 in Sandown, Isle of Wight Reg Dist, Hampshire, England.16,17

In 1885 it was recorded that "George John Cree is lord of the manor [of Owermoigne] and principal landowner."18

His daughter Evelyn Mary Cree was born c May 1886.19

On 5 April 1891 George John Stone and Mary Symonds were living in 2 Culver Terrace, Culver Road, Sandown, Isle of Wight, England, along with Adrian Victor Cree.17

His mother Georgiana Cree died on 3 May 1892 in Isle of Wight, England.20

George John Stone died on 28 December 1902 in 29 Ashburton Road, Southsea, Hampshire, England.21,15 Probate of George John Stone's will was granted to Mary Symonds on 26 February 1903 in Blandford, Dorset. (Effects £18331 5s 1d.)15

Children of George John Stone and Mary Symonds

References

  1. [S149] UK Census 30 Mar 1851, 2 Cambridge Place, Clifton, Bristol. He was 6 months old.
  2. [S149] UK Census 1851.
  3. [S289] Website Free BMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk), GRO Ref Vol 5b p 251, December quarter, Okehampton Reg Dist. which contains the parish of Bondleigh.
  4. [S370] E. A. Fry, Dorset Records Vol. 1, 189?).
  5. [S204] UK Census 7 Apr 1861.
  6. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Trevor Cree, 16 June 2011 (re probate of the will of his uncle.).
  7. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Trevor Cree, 16 June 2012.
  8. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, GRO ref: Vol 5a p 781.
  9. [S164] UK Census 3 Apr 1881, PRO Ref RG11/2106 p 3.
  10. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref 2c 61 (S Stoneham Reg Dist).
  11. [S173] Changes of Name (Baltimore: Phillimore and Fry, 1968).
  12. [S325] Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd 'Moignes and its medieval windows', The Field, unknown volume, unknown number, April 1986, unknown page.
  13. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref 5a 362 (Dorchester Reg Dist).
  14. [S371] The UK National Archives, Kew, Ref: ADM 196/171/191.
  15. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Trevor Cree, 16 June 2011.
  16. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO ref: Vol 2b p 606.
  17. [S419] Website, Memorials & Monuments on the Isle of Wight - Biography - Adrian Victor Cree http://www.isle-of-wight-memorials.org.uk/people_c/…
  18. [S185] Kelly's Trade Directory, 1885.
  19. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref 5a 311.
  20. [S289] Website FreeBMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk), GRO Ref Vol 2b p 361.
  21. [S326] Webpage Symonds Pedigree (http://wasfu-man-symondspedigree.blogspot.com/).
Last edited6 Feb 2020

Mary Symonds

Female, CreeID#3286, (c November 1853 - 3 March 1932)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Mary Symonds was born c November 1853 in Retreat Cottage, Fordington, Dorset, England.1,2,3 She was the daughter of Giles Symonds and Jane Stickland.

Mary Symonds married George John Stone, son of Rev George Stone and Georgiana Cree, c November 1876 in Dorchester Reg Dist, Dorset, England.4

The photograph is dated c 1877? and shows Mary Symonds.

Her mother Jane Stickland died on 15 November 1877 in Dorchester, Dorset, England.5

Her son Capt. George Cecil O'Shaughnessy Cree was born c August 1878 in Portswood, Hampshire, England.3,6

Her son Aubrey McMahon Cree RN was born on 17 January 1880 in Charminster, Dorset, England.3,7,8

On 3 April 1881 Mary Symonds and George John Stone were living in 9 Victoria Terrace, Melcombe Regis, Weymouth, Dorset, England, along with Capt. George Cecil O'Shaughnessy Cree, Aubrey McMahon Cree RN and Georgiana Cree. George J Cree was 30 years old and had "No occupation." Mary Cree was 27. George C S Cree (sic) was 2 and Aubrey Mc. Cree was 1. (The Mc was short for his middle name McMahon.) Georgiana Stone was shown as a widow aged 68 and an unmarried cousin, Henry Symonds, a solicitor aged 29 was also present. The household included six servants.3

Her son Adrian Victor Cree was born c August 1884 in Sandown, Isle of Wight Reg Dist, Hampshire, England.9,10

Her daughter Evelyn Mary Cree was born c May 1886.11

On 5 April 1891 Mary Symonds and George John Stone were living in 2 Culver Terrace, Culver Road, Sandown, Isle of Wight, England, along with Adrian Victor Cree.10

Her father Giles Symonds died on 8 December 1892 in Dorchester Reg Dist, Dorset.12,13

Her husband George John Stone died on 28 December 1902 in 29 Ashburton Road, Southsea, Hampshire, England.2,14 Probate of George John Stone's will was granted to Mary Symonds on 26 February 1903 in Blandford, Dorset, England. (Effects £18331 5s 1d.)14

On 22 June 1909 Capt. George Cecil O'Shaughnessy Cree and Mary Symonds entertained an outing of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club at Moignes Court, Owermoigne, Dorset, England.15

In 1916 Mary Symonds was living in Greencourt Flats, Weymouth, Dorset, England.16

Her son Adrian Victor Cree died on 17 February 1916 in Ypres, Belgium.17

Mary Symonds died on 3 March 1932 in Woodheath, Knyveton Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, England. However the Symonds Pedigree web site says that she died in 1902.18,19 Probate of Mary Symonds's will was granted to Evelyn Mary Cree on 11 May 1932. Effects £1603 8s 2d.

Children of Mary Symonds and George John Stone

References

  1. [S289] Website Free BMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk), GRO ref: Vol 5a p 295.
  2. [S326] Webpage Symonds Pedigree (http://wasfu-man-symondspedigree.blogspot.com/).
  3. [S164] UK Census 3 Apr 1881, PRO Ref RG11/2106 p 3.
  4. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, GRO ref: Vol 5a p 781.
  5. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Trevor Cree, 23 May 2011 quoting the Palmer-Keen family tree.
  6. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref 2c 61 (S Stoneham Reg Dist).
  7. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref 5a 362 (Dorchester Reg Dist).
  8. [S371] The UK National Archives, Kew, Ref: ADM 196/171/191.
  9. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO ref: Vol 2b p 606.
  10. [S419] Website, Memorials & Monuments on the Isle of Wight - Biography - Adrian Victor Cree http://www.isle-of-wight-memorials.org.uk/people_c/…
  11. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref 5a 311.
  12. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Trevor Cree, 23 May 2011 quoting National Probate Index.
  13. [S289] Website FreeBMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk), GRO Ref Vol 5a p 205.
  14. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Trevor Cree, 16 June 2011.
  15. [S391] (ed.) C.W.H.Dicker, "Came and Owermoigne," Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club, Vol. XXX (1909), "At Owermoigne the party were cordially welcomed at the Court by Mr. G. Cecil Cree and Mrs. Cree. On the lawn, Mr. CREE said:

    The name Owermoigne, according to Hutchins, is derived from the old name of the place, "Ogres," and from the family of Le Moigne, who held it very early after the Norman Conquest. Thus we get Ogres Le Moigne, which has become Owermoigne. In the reign of Edward I. Ralph Moigne heJd the manor of Owers by service of sargenty in the King's kitchen. In Richard II. 's reign Sir William Stourton (who received his name from Stourton, in Wiltshire) married the daughter of Sir John Moigne. John, his son, the first Baron Stourton, held the manor of Ore amongst others. This manor remained in the Stourton family until 1703, when W'illiam Wake, D.D., afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury, purchased it with the advowson from Edward, Lord Stourton. He conveyed them to Sir Theodore Jansen. In Hutchins's time the place belonged to Williamza, daughter and heiress of William Jansen, who afterwards became the wife of the Honourable Lionel Darner, youngest son of the Earl of Dorchester. At Mrs. Darner's decease in 1827 the manor was sold to John Cree. A great deal of Owermoigne was cultivated on the common field system; but this was altered, and divided into farms by Act of Parliament in 1829. The old map shows you something of the common field system. My late father and Mr. Cunnington, of Dorchester, opened two barrows here - one on the downs and one on the heath. These both contained urns of clay, filled with ashes. They are now in the Dorset Museum. Part of an old British entrenchment remains in Heathfield Plantation, about a mile and a-half north of the village. Traces show it was originally 100 yards long by 50 yards wide, oval in shape. In Brownjoln's Plantation is a large barrow, and one side of an entrenchment 120 yards long. A hundred years ago Owermoigne was a great haunt of smugglers; in fact, all the community smuggled. From what I have heard, the church tower was one of the chief hiding places for kegs of spirit. To return to Moigne's Court, unfortunately fire and neglect have played havoc with what was undoubtedly a fine old manorial place, which Hutchins says was formerly of comnsiderable importance..."
  16. [S183] Owermoigne Church Memorial Plaque 1914-1918, CREE; Adrian Victor; UK; Second Lieutenant; Royal Welsh Fusiliers 10th Battalion; 32; 17.2.1916; Not known; Commonwealth war dead; Panel 22; Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial; Son of Mary Cree of Greencourt Flats, Weymouth and the late G J Cree; Husband of Mary Cree.
  17. [S183] Church Plaque.
  18. [S326] Webpage Symonds Pedigree (http://wasfu-man-symondspedigree.blogspot.com/), "F15 Mary Cree (nee Symonds) 1853-1902."
  19. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Trevor Cree, 16 June 2012.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Capt. George Cecil O'Shaughnessy Cree

Male, CreeID#3287, (c August 1878 - c August 1961)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Capt. George Cecil O'Shaughnessy Cree was born c August 1878 in Portswood, Hampshire, England. He was registered with the surname Stone but his father changed his own surname to Cree in 1880 and George was always known by the surname Cree thereafter.1,2 He was the son of George John Stone and Mary Symonds.

On 3 April 1881 Capt. George Cecil O'Shaughnessy Cree was living in the household of George John Stone and Mary Symonds in 9 Victoria Terrace, Melcombe Regis, Weymouth, Dorset, England, along with Aubrey McMahon Cree RN and Georgiana Cree. George J Cree was 30 years old and had "No occupation." Mary Cree was 27. George C S Cree (sic) was 2 and Aubrey Mc. Cree was 1. (The Mc was short for his middle name McMahon.) Georgiana Stone was shown as a widow aged 68 and an unmarried cousin, Henry Symonds, a solicitor aged 29 was also present. The household included six servants.1

His father George John Stone died on 28 December 1902 in 29 Ashburton Road, Southsea, Hampshire, England.3,4

On 22 June 1909 Capt. George Cecil O'Shaughnessy Cree and Mary Symonds entertained an outing of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club at Moignes Court, Owermoigne, Dorset, England.5

Capt. George Cecil O'Shaughnessy Cree married Dorothy Hamilton Crawford, daughter of Alexander Crawford Esq., c August 1914 in Weymouth Reg Dist, Dorset, England.6

His son Major George Alexander McMahon Cree was born on 17 April 1918 in Weymouth Reg Dist, Dorset.7,8

In 1919 Capt. George Cecil O'Shaughnessy Cree was described as Capt. Cree, who was formerly Lieut. 1st Vol. Batt. Dorsetshire Regt., is Capt. 3rd Batt. Dorsetshire Regt., serving with Tank Corps, and Lord of the Manor of Owermoigne.— Moignes Court, Dorchester.9

His mother Mary Symonds died on 3 March 1932 in Woodheath, Knyveton Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, England.10,11

Capt. George Cecil O'Shaughnessy Cree died c August 1961 in Bournemouth Reg Dist, Hampshire, England. He was aged 83.12

Child of Capt. George Cecil O'Shaughnessy Cree and Dorothy Hamilton Crawford

References

  1. [S164] UK Census 3 Apr 1881, PRO Ref RG11/2106 p 3.
  2. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, GRO Ref 2c 61 (S Stoneham Reg Dist).
  3. [S326] Webpage Symonds Pedigree (http://wasfu-man-symondspedigree.blogspot.com/).
  4. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Trevor Cree, 16 June 2011.
  5. [S391] (ed.) C.W.H.Dicker, "Came and Owermoigne," Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club, Vol. XXX (1909), "At Owermoigne the party were cordially welcomed at the Court by Mr. G. Cecil Cree and Mrs. Cree. On the lawn, Mr. CREE said:

    The name Owermoigne, according to Hutchins, is derived from the old name of the place, "Ogres," and from the family of Le Moigne, who held it very early after the Norman Conquest. Thus we get Ogres Le Moigne, which has become Owermoigne. In the reign of Edward I. Ralph Moigne heJd the manor of Owers by service of sargenty in the King's kitchen. In Richard II. 's reign Sir William Stourton (who received his name from Stourton, in Wiltshire) married the daughter of Sir John Moigne. John, his son, the first Baron Stourton, held the manor of Ore amongst others. This manor remained in the Stourton family until 1703, when W'illiam Wake, D.D., afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury, purchased it with the advowson from Edward, Lord Stourton. He conveyed them to Sir Theodore Jansen. In Hutchins's time the place belonged to Williamza, daughter and heiress of William Jansen, who afterwards became the wife of the Honourable Lionel Darner, youngest son of the Earl of Dorchester. At Mrs. Darner's decease in 1827 the manor was sold to John Cree. A great deal of Owermoigne was cultivated on the common field system; but this was altered, and divided into farms by Act of Parliament in 1829. The old map shows you something of the common field system. My late father and Mr. Cunnington, of Dorchester, opened two barrows here - one on the downs and one on the heath. These both contained urns of clay, filled with ashes. They are now in the Dorset Museum. Part of an old British entrenchment remains in Heathfield Plantation, about a mile and a-half north of the village. Traces show it was originally 100 yards long by 50 yards wide, oval in shape. In Brownjoln's Plantation is a large barrow, and one side of an entrenchment 120 yards long. A hundred years ago Owermoigne was a great haunt of smugglers; in fact, all the community smuggled. From what I have heard, the church tower was one of the chief hiding places for kegs of spirit. To return to Moigne's Court, unfortunately fire and neglect have played havoc with what was undoubtedly a fine old manorial place, which Hutchins says was formerly of comnsiderable importance..."
  6. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO ref: Vol 5a p 675.
  7. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO ref: Vol 5a p418.
  8. [S561] Website Ancestry (http://ancestry.co.uk), Ship: Venus; from Teneriffe to Plymouth.
  9. [S378] E Walford, The county families of the United Kingdom (n.p.: n.pub., 1919), p 88.
  10. [S326] Webpage Symonds Pedigree (http://wasfu-man-symondspedigree.blogspot.com/), "F15 Mary Cree (nee Symonds) 1853-1902."
  11. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Trevor Cree, 16 June 2012.
  12. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO ref: Vol 6b p 138.
Last edited6 Feb 2020

Dorothy Hamilton Crawford

Female, CreeID#3288, (25 September 1886 - c May 1971)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Dorothy Hamilton Crawford was born on 25 September 1886 in Weymouth Reg Dist, Dorset, England.1 She was the daughter of Alexander Crawford Esq.

Dorothy Hamilton Crawford married Capt. George Cecil O'Shaughnessy Cree, son of George John Stone and Mary Symonds, c August 1914 in Weymouth Reg Dist, Dorset.2

Her son Major George Alexander McMahon Cree was born on 17 April 1918 in Weymouth Reg Dist, Dorset.3,4

Dorothy Hamilton Crawford died c May 1971 in Weymouth Reg Dist, Dorset.5

Child of Dorothy Hamilton Crawford and Capt. George Cecil O'Shaughnessy Cree

References

  1. [S289] Website Free BMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk), GRO ref: Vol 5a p318 (indexed in Dec quarter).
  2. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, GRO ref: Vol 5a p 675.
  3. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO ref: Vol 5a p418.
  4. [S561] Website Ancestry (http://ancestry.co.uk), Ship: Venus; from Teneriffe to Plymouth.
  5. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO ref: Vol 7c p480.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Aubrey McMahon Cree RN1

Male, CreeID#3289, (17 January 1880 - )
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Aubrey McMahon Cree RN was born on 17 January 1880 in Charminster, Dorset, England. He was registered with the surname Stone but his father changed his own surname to Cree in that year and Aubrey was always known by the surname Cree.2,3,4 He was the son of George John Stone and Mary Symonds.

On 3 April 1881 Aubrey McMahon Cree RN was living in the household of George John Stone and Mary Symonds in 9 Victoria Terrace, Melcombe Regis, Weymouth, Dorset, England, along with Capt. George Cecil O'Shaughnessy Cree and Georgiana Cree. George J Cree was 30 years old and had "No occupation." Mary Cree was 27. George C S Cree (sic) was 2 and Aubrey Mc. Cree was 1. (The Mc was short for his middle name McMahon.) Georgiana Stone was shown as a widow aged 68 and an unmarried cousin, Henry Symonds, a solicitor aged 29 was also present. The household included six servants.2 Aubrey McMahon Cree RN was enrolled as a Paymaster Captain in the Royal Navy on 15 January 1897. He was promoted to Assistant-Paymaster on 17 January 1901.4

Aubrey McMahon Cree RN married an unknown person in 1906 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.5

He was the author of the "Handbook of ball-room dancing."6

References

  1. [S326] Webpage Symonds Pedigree (http://wasfu-man-symondspedigree.blogspot.com/).
  2. [S164] UK Census 3 Apr 1881, PRO Ref RG11/2106 p 3.
  3. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, GRO Ref 5a 362 (Dorchester Reg Dist).
  4. [S371] The UK National Archives, Kew, Ref: ADM 196/171/191.
  5. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, M423.
  6. [S184] R.N. Paymaster-Commander A. M. Cree, Handbook of ball-room dancing (London: John Lane, 1920), http://www.ushistoricalarchive.com/cds/dance2.html, "Handbook of ball-room dancing, by Paymaster-Commander A. M. Cree, R.N., with an introduction by George Grossmith; illustrated with diagrams. Cree, Aubrey McMahon, London, John Lane; New York, John Lane company, 1920.

    This manual is designed as a self-teacher for those who cannot or, according to the author, are unwilling to attend dance classes. Additionally, Cree declares the most popular dances to be the Lame Duck Valse, valse, one step, foxtrot, and lancers. Although he includes instructions for a Three Step or Straight Jazz, and a Tango Valse, the manual does not reflect dances that were being performed during the late teens."
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Adrian Victor Cree1

Male, CreeID#3290, (c August 1884 - 17 February 1916)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Adrian Victor Cree was born c August 1884 in Sandown, Isle of Wight Reg Dist, Hampshire, England.2,3 He was the son of George John Stone and Mary Symonds.

On 5 April 1891 Adrian Victor Cree was living in the household of George John Stone and Mary Symonds in 2 Culver Terrace, Culver Road, Sandown, Isle of Wight, England.3

On 31 March 1901 Adrian Victor Cree was living in Weymouth College (Public School), Weymouth, Dorset, England.3

His father George John Stone died on 28 December 1902 in 29 Ashburton Road, Southsea, Hampshire, England.4,5

Adrian Victor Cree died on 17 February 1916 in Ypres, Belgium. CREE; Adrian Victor; UK; Second Lieutenant; Royal Welsh Fusiliers 10th Battalion; 32; 17.2.1916; Not known; Commonwealth war dead; Panel 22; Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial; Son of Mary Cree of Greencourt Flats, Weymouth and the late G J Cree; Husband of Mary Cree.1

References

  1. [S183] Owermoigne Church Memorial Plaque 1914-1918.
  2. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, GRO ref: Vol 2b p 606.
  3. [S419] Website, Memorials & Monuments on the Isle of Wight - Biography - Adrian Victor Cree http://www.isle-of-wight-memorials.org.uk/people_c/…
  4. [S326] Webpage Symonds Pedigree (http://wasfu-man-symondspedigree.blogspot.com/).
  5. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Trevor Cree, 16 June 2011.
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Evelyn Mary Cree

Female, CreeID#3291, (c May 1886 - )
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Evelyn Mary Cree was also known as Mary. She was born c May 1886.1 She was the daughter of George John Stone and Mary Symonds.

Evelyn Mary Cree married Robert Jocelyn Pickard-Cambridge c May 1905 in Weymouth Reg Dist, Dorset, England. "They resided in Ringwood [Hampshire] and had issue."2,3 Probate of Mary Symonds's will was granted to Evelyn Mary Cree on 11 May 1932. Effects £1603 8s 2d.

Family: Evelyn Mary Cree and Robert Jocelyn Pickard-Cambridge

References

  1. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, GRO Ref 5a 311.
  2. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO ref: Vol 5a p 713.
  3. [S326] Webpage Symonds Pedigree (http://wasfu-man-symondspedigree.blogspot.com/).
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Robert Jocelyn Pickard-Cambridge

Male, CreeID#3292
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Robert Jocelyn Pickard-Cambridge married Evelyn Mary Cree, daughter of George John Stone and Mary Symonds, c May 1905 in Weymouth Reg Dist, Dorset, England. "They resided in Ringwood [Hampshire] and had issue."1,2

Family: Robert Jocelyn Pickard-Cambridge and Evelyn Mary Cree

References

  1. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, GRO ref: Vol 5a p 713.
  2. [S326] Webpage Symonds Pedigree (http://wasfu-man-symondspedigree.blogspot.com/).
Last edited15 Sep 2019

Rev James Cree

Male, CreeID#3293, (16 July 1807 - 1 March 1872)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Rev James Cree was also known as James McMahon. His birth and baptism record is the only place where we have seen the surname McMahon used. He was born on 16 July 1807 in Thornhill House, Stalbridge, Dorset, England.1,2 He was the son of John McMahon (alias Cree) and Ann Stickland. Rev James Cree was baptised on 24 February 1812 in Stalbridge, Dorset, England. John, James, Ellen and Ann were baptised on the same day.3

On 7 February 1824 James became articled as a clerk to Henry Tuson of Ilchester, Somerset, England, "to serve him in the profession of an attorney at law and solicitor" for five years. The articles of agreement were also signed by James's father John Cree.

This indenture was transferred to Henry Dalston Lowndes of Red Lion Square, Middlesex, on 15 Feb 1928 for the remainder of its term. This was the year when the Cree family sold Thornhill House and moved to Moignes Court. It would be expected that James completed his articles the following year.4

Rev James Cree accompanied John McMahon (alias Cree) and Ann Stickland when they moved from Thornhill House to Moignes Court, Owermoigne, Dorset, England, in 1828. Thornhill House was actually sold in 1828 and Moignes Court was purchased in 1827.5,6 Rev James Cree was educated after 4 November 1833 at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, England.7

John Cree matriculated at Cambridge at Lent 1835.8

John Cree moved to Corpus Christi 1 May 1835.8 He was ordained as a deacon in 1840.8 He was ordained as a priest in 1841.

Rev James Cree was a curate between 1841 and 1844 in Chaldon Herring, Dorset, England.8

On 7 June 1841 Rev James Cree was living in the household of John McMahon (alias Cree) and Ann Stickland in Owermoigne, Dorset, England, along with Rev John Robert Cree. John Sr was aged 60 to 64 and of "Independent Means" born in Ireland. Ann, his wife was 55 to 59. John Jr and James were both shown as 30-34 and clergymen. (In the 1841 Census ages over 15 were rounded down to the nearest 5 years.)9,10 Rev James Cree graduated Bachelor of Law in 1842.8

Rev James Cree was a vicar between 1844 and 1872 in Chaldon Herring, Dorset.8,1

Rev James Cree was a vicar between 1844 and 1872 in Chaldon Herring, Dorset.8

His father John McMahon (alias Cree) died on 3 July 1853 in Osmington, Weymouth, Dorset, England.11,12,13

On 7 April 1861 Rev James Cree was living in the household of Rev John Robert Cree in Parsonage House, Owermoigne, Dorset, England, along with Ann Stickland.1

His mother Ann Stickland died on 26 July 1870 in Weymouth Reg Dist, Dorset, England.14,15

Rev James Cree died on 1 March 1872 in the Rectory, Owermoigne, Dorset, England.8,16,17 He was buried on 7 March 1872 in Owermoigne, Dorset.18,17 Probate of Rev James Cree's will was granted to George John Stone on 15 November 1872 in Blandford, Dorset, England. (Effects under £3,000.)19

Owermoigne Church was restored in 1883 with Trust funds left by the Rev John Robert Cree, the rector of Owermoigne from 1836 to 1881, to his nephew, George John Stone (alias Cree). The stained glass windows, including one under the bell tower in the West end with an inscription, recording the restoration of the Church, would have been installed in 1883.

"This window is erected to the Glory of God and in affectionate Remembrance of John Cree and Ann Cree his wife and also of Ellen Rachel Cree, Ann Sarah Cree, John Robert Cree, and James Cree, children of the above by Georgiana Stone Sole surviving child of John Cree."20

References

  1. [S9] Census Returns, 1861 Census of Owermoigne, Dorset, RG9/1348/F105/p11.
  2. [S1] Parish Register of the relevant parish, Stalbridge, Dorset.
  3. [S446] Family Search web site, www.familysearch.org, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NR2X-757
  4. [S371] The UK National Archives, Kew, Court of King's Bench: Plea Side: Affidavits of Due Execution of Articles of Clerkship, Series II; Class: KB 106; Pieces 9, 13.
  5. [S325] Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd 'Moignes and its medieval windows', The Field, unknown volume, unknown number, April 1986, unknown page.
  6. [S391] (ed.) C.W.H.Dicker, "Came and Owermoigne," Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club, Vol. XXX (1909), "At Owermoigne the party were cordially welcomed at the Court by Mr. G. Cecil Cree and Mrs. Cree. On the lawn, Mr. CREE said... "... the place belonged to
    Williamza... wife of the Honourable Lionel Darner, youngest son of the Earl of Dorchester. At Mrs. Darner's decease in 1827 the manor was sold to John Cree. A great deal of Owermoigne was cultivated on the common field system ; but this was altered,
    and divided into farms by Act of Parliament in 1829."
  7. [S174] Alumni Cantabrigiensis, II, "Adm. pens. at EMMANUEL, Nov. 4, 1833.
    Of Dorset. [2nd s. of John, of Thornhill, Stalbridge.] School, Sherborne.
    Matric. Lent, 1835.
    Migrated to Corpus Christi, May 1, 1835; LL.B. 1842.
    Ord. deacon, 1840; priest, 1841; C. of Chaldon Herring, Dorset, 1841-4; V. there, 1844-72.
    Died 1872.
    Brother of the next. (Burke, L.G.). "
  8. [S174] Alumni Cantabrigiensis.
  9. [S9] Census Returns, 1841 Census of Owermoigne, Dorset, H0107/F4/p1.
  10. [S185] Kelly's Trade Directory, Under "Private Residents."
  11. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, D80.
  12. [S188] Charles William Wason, Annual Register (n.p.: n.pub., 1853), Deaths: July 1853 (p237). Hereinafter cited as Annual Register.
  13. [S117] Peter Townend, Burke's Landed Gentry - 18th edition (London: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1965-1972), 4th ed. 1862, Vol 1 p 309, "The late John Cree, Esq., of Ower Moigne, co. Dorset... son of the late Terence M'Mahon, Esq., of Cullenswood, co. Dublin... d. 3 July, 1853."
  14. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO Ref Vol 5a p 203.
  15. [S178] Papers of Martin Cree of Owermoigne, Official copy of grant of probate.
  16. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO ref: Vol 5a p 201 (Weymouth Reg. Dist., June quarter.).
  17. [S1] Parish Register, Owermoigne, "Abode: Ower Rectory; Age: 64 years."
  18. [S365] Website Dorset Online Parish Clerks (http://www.opcdorset.org/), Owermoigne.
  19. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Trevor Cree, 16 June 2012.
  20. [S16] Personal communication, Email from Martin Cree, 21 May 2011.
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Major George Alexander McMahon Cree

Male, CreeID#3294, (17 April 1918 - 3 March 2007)
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Major George Alexander McMahon Cree was born on 17 April 1918 in Weymouth Reg Dist, Dorset, England.1,2 He was the son of Capt. George Cecil O'Shaughnessy Cree and Dorothy Hamilton Crawford.

By coincidence, both Lt-Col Thomas James Keating Cree and Major George Alexander McMahon Cree, though unrelated, were at Sandhurst together.3

Major George Alexander McMahon Cree married Pamela P Leas c August 1946 in Wandsworth Reg Dist, London, England.4

Major George Alexander McMahon Cree arrived in Plymouth, Devon, England, on 22 March 1955.2

After 22 March 1955 Major George Alexander McMahon Cree and Pamela P Leas were living in 8 M.O. Charlton Road, Crownhill, Plymouth, Devon, England. George was described as an Army Officer and Pamela a housewife.2

His father Capt. George Cecil O'Shaughnessy Cree died c August 1961 in Bournemouth Reg Dist, Hampshire, England.5

His mother Dorothy Hamilton Crawford died c May 1971 in Weymouth Reg Dist, Dorset.6

Major George Alexander McMahon Cree died on 3 March 2007 in Dorchester, Dorset, England.7

Family: Major George Alexander McMahon Cree and Pamela P Leas

References

  1. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree - 150 years of Cree Births, Marriages and Deaths (25 Roman Road, Steyning, W Sussex BN44 3FN: priv., 1989), Volume 1 England and Wales, GRO ref: Vol 5a p418.
  2. [S561] Website Ancestry (http://ancestry.co.uk), Ship: Venus; from Teneriffe to Plymouth.
  3. [S377] London Gazette, 28 January 1938, ""The undermentioned Gentlemen Cadets, from the Royal Military Academy, to be 2nd Lts...
    Thomas James Keatinge Cree...
    George Alexander McMahon Cree.""
  4. [S289] Website Free BMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk), GRO ref: Vol 5d p1836.
  5. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO ref: Vol 6b p 138.
  6. [S11] Trevor Cree, Cree Vol 1, GRO ref: Vol 7c p480.
  7. [S120] Civil Registration Indexes.
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Pamela P Leas

Female, CreeID#3295, (25 October 1923 - )
ChartsLine 5. The County Clare line
Pamela P Leas was born on 25 October 1923 in Hampstead Reg Dist, London, England.1,2

Pamela P Leas married Major George Alexander McMahon Cree, son of Capt. George Cecil O'Shaughnessy Cree and Dorothy Hamilton Crawford, c August 1946 in Wandsworth Reg Dist, London, England.3

Pamela P Leas arrived in Plymouth, Devon, England, on 22 March 1955.2

After 22 March 1955 Pamela P Leas and Major George Alexander McMahon Cree were living in 8 M.O. Charlton Road, Crownhill, Plymouth, Devon, England. George was described as an Army Officer and Pamela a housewife.2

Family: Pamela P Leas and Major George Alexander McMahon Cree

References

  1. [S289] Website Free BMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk), GRO ref: Vol 1a p843.
  2. [S561] Website Ancestry (http://ancestry.co.uk), Ship: Venus; from Teneriffe to Plymouth.
  3. [S289] Website FreeBMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk), GRO ref: Vol 5d p1836.
Last edited6 Feb 2020