By Gerald Draper. Author's Note When I was researching the Henderson Family Tree, I discovered many interesting facts about the people who are listed as names and dates. The purpose of this paper is to record this information, in the hope that it may be of interest to some members of the present generation of the extended Henderson family. The word "extended" is certainly very apt in this context. It really is extraordinary how the family of James and Amelia Henderson has grown in two hundred years with branches, many miles apart, from County Down to New Zealand, Australia, Canada, England, Wales and the Irish Republic. Genealogists are constrained by hard facts and it is frustrating to find that the records of the Presbyterian Church, at Castlereagh, are missing and we cannot trace the parents of the first Henderson on the "Tree". We do know that James and Amelia were descended from Scottish parents. Who were they? and what were they doing in Ulster in 1766? Although there were many exceptions, it was customary in the 18th century to name the first boy after his father and it is reasonable to speculate that the father of James Henderson (1766-1834) was also a James Henderson. Unfortunately we cannot make a similar guess in respect of his bride because the name of James and Amelia's first daughter was never recorded. These First Hendersons were probably born between 1726-1746 and may have left Scotland for Northern Ireland between 1726 and 1765. Scotland was experiencing great social and political changes during this period, particularly after 1746,when the Jacobites were defeated at Culloden Moor. Northern Ireland, on the other hand, was a land of opportunity and settlers from Scotland and England were given every encouragement to make their future in the Province. I am conscious of the fact that there must be many more interesting facts about the particular Hendersons I have referred to in these notes, and also many interesting facts about those Hendersons who are not mentioned in any detail. I can only apologise to those concerned and reiterate that this is not intended to be a family history. Many members of the Family have contributed to both the Tree and these notes and it is not possible to list them all. However I must thank Bill & Primrose Henderson, Jocelyn Eustace, David Small, Peter Henderson, Jack Draper, Robin & Mary Henderson and Pamela McArthur for all their help. I have no doubt that the circulation of these notes will generate both corrections and additions to this work. Gerald Draper Old Chestnut, Onslow Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. KTl2 5AY 24th June 1995 1 The Hendersons of Northern Ireland There are three origins of the name "Henderson" from opposite ends of Scotland. The Hendersons in the Borders seem simply to be the "sons of Henry", and the name is often found in the variant of Henryson. They were not a significant power in the Borders although they were still classed as a riding clan. William Henderson was Chamberlain of Lochmaben Castle around 1374. He received a pension from the King of England when he was driven from his lands in the Lordship of Lochmaben, and is believed to have died around 1395. From Dumfriesshire the family spread across into Liddesdale, but they do not appear in the list of border clans named by parliament in 1594 in its attempts to suppress the border reivers. From the Dumfriesshire family descended James Henderson, who became Lord Advocate around 1494 and was later appointed to the Bench. He acquired the lands of Fordell in Fife (located just North of the Firth of Forth Bridge, near Edinburgh.) and there erected a fine fortified mansion. Fordell was to become the designation of the Lowland chiefs, and it is from this family that the present chief descends. The castle is no longer in Henderson hands but was restored this century by the former Solicitor General for Scotland, Sir Nicholas Fairbairn,Q.C. who died in 1995. After the Hendersons left Fordell Castle at the end of the nineteenth century many fine family portraits found there way into the Collection of the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Perhaps the most prominent of the Hendersons of Fordell was Alexander Henderson who was born around 1583. He was educated at the University of St. Andrew's where he became a Master of Arts and, some time before 1611, a Professor of Philosophy. 2 He later became minister of the Parish of Leuchars. He was violently opposed to Charles l's attempts to reform the Church of Scotland and especially to the introduction of the new prayer book in 1637. He travelled to Edinburgh to present a petition to the Privy council, denouncing the new prayer book and stating that it had not received the sanction of either the General Assembly of the Church or of Parliament. Henderson along with Johnston of Warriston drafted the National Covenant which was first sworn and subscribed in Greyfriars Churchyard in Edinburgh in 1638. Thousands of persons of all classes clamoured to subscribe. When the General Assembly met in Glasgow in 1638 they unanimously elected Henderson as Moderator. He was in the forefront of Church affairs and therefore of politics throughout the troubled Reign of Charles 1, and was also responsible for drafting the Solemn League and Covenant in 1643. When the King surrendered Himself to the Scottish army in 1646 it was for Henderson that he sent to discuss a reconciliation with his disaffected subjects. Henderson met the King in an attempt to persuade him to accept the Church's demands. He failed and the attempt damaged his own health to such an extent that he died in August 1646. He is buried in Greyfriars Churchyard the scene of his greatest triumph and site of a monument to his memory. Thomas Henderson of Dundee, who began his career as a lawyer, became one of Scotland's greatest astronomers in the nineteenth century, and was appointed the first astronomer Royal for Scotland. The Hendersons in the north of the country lived at Glencoe and took the English version of their name from the Gaelic 3 Maceanruig, claiming descent from a semi-legendary Pictish prince, Eanruig Mor MacRigh Neachtain or "big Henry son of King Neachtain". Neachtain is said to have reigned from 700-724 and to have built the Pictish stronghold of Abernethy. It is not known when the sons of Henry first came to Glencoe, but it appears that their individual identity was lost when the last of their chiefs, Dugall Maceanruig, produced an heiress who, according to tradition had a son, Ian Fraoch, by her lover, Angus Og of Islay. His son called Ian Abrach, took his patronymic MacIan, which was thereafter to designate the Macdonald chiefs of Glencoe. The Hendersons were not forgotten however and they traditionally formed the chief's bodyguard. When the house of MacIan of Glencoe was attacked by government troops in 1692 it was later to be termed the Massacre of Glencoe. The Chief's piper and personal attendant, big Henderson of the chanters, a man almost 6'7" in height and of prodigious strength, was among those killed. In the far North the name Henderson arises again but from a Quite different source. Hendry, one of the younger sons of a fifteenth century chief of the Clan Gunn, hereditary crowners or coroners of Caithness, formed his own gilfine, or sept, which took his name. There is no obvious connection between the Caithness Hendersons or Mackendricks with either the Glencoe or Borders families. The present Chief of the Henderson Clan, who established his rights before the Lyon Court, is John William Philip Henderson of Fordell, "Rossyth", 7 Owen Street, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. JAMES HENDERSON (1766-1834) The Hendersons of Northern Ireland are descended from James Henderson who was born at Castlereagh, County Down, in 1766. 4 James Henderson was descended from Scottish parents. Tradition has it that they were from the Borders but there is no proof to either substantiate or deny this claim. Henderson Coats of Arms. Crests and Coats of Arms are personal to a particular individual who permits his children to use them with certain variations e.g. denoting an elder son. All members of a family can however wear the family badge. The Henderson badge is a cubit arm Proper the hand holding an estoile Or surmounted by a crescent Azure and it carries the motto "Sola Virtus Nobilitat" -Virtue Alone Enobles. The earliest known crest in this branch of the family appears on silver forks assayed, in Dublin, in 1808 and inherited by Annie Peacock Henderson. This crest depicts a dexter arm, embowed in armour holding a short sword or dagger. As these forks were made, before her father, Reverend William Henderson, was born, it is likely that they were commissioned by James Henderson (1766-1835). The same crest appears above the Henderson Memorial erected by James Alexander Henderson at the cemetery at Newry. The Court of the Lord Lyon, at Edinburgh, which is responsible for heraldic affairs in Scotland, state that the Arms which are featured on this memorial, with the crest, do appear to resemble the shield of Henderson of Fordell. There are two further Coats of Arms in the family, one featuring three Piles Sinister probably the Arms of James Alexander Henderson, and certainly used by him as Mayor of Belfast; and a completely new Coat of Arms possibly granted when his son, James Henderson, was knighted. James Henderson (1766-1835) married Amelia Magill who was born in 1771. We don't know when they were married but it was probably 5 around 1796. James and Amelia had seven children; James born on the 8th June 1797, William, Alexander, George born in 1814 and Henry born on the 27th December 1820. There were three daughters but we do not know the names of the first two girls, the third daughter was Isabella. James and Amelia lived at Littleton, Prospect Place Newry and at Belle Vue, Mount Pleasant, Belfast. James Henderson (senior) died at Belfast on the 28th July 1834 aged sixty-eight. His wife Amelia also died at Belfast, on the 29th April 1844, aged seventy-three. Descendants of James Henderson (1766-1834) JAMES HENDERSON (1797-1863) James (junior) married Anne Peacock on the 12th November 1822 Anne was then twenty-two and James twenty-five. Anne was born at Newry on the 4th May 1799. She was the daughter of Alexander Peacock, proprietor of the Newry Telegraph, who was born on the 16th October 1774 and Anne Mitchell, born on the 12th March 1774. James Henderson later acquired the newspaper as a result of this marriage. Alexander Peacock died, at Newry, on the 14th June 1837,aged sixty-three, and his widow, Anne, died at Newry, on the 9th January 1854, aged seventy-nine. Anne and James Henderson had four sons and seven daughters. When Anne Henderson died on the 29th April 1844, aged forty-four, her last child Henry George was just one year old. Five years later, on the 17th May 1849, James Henderson married again. His new bride was Jane Eliza Magill, nee Knox. James started his career in the newspaper business working with the Newry Telegraph and also with the Belfast News Letter. 6 Belfast News Letter. The Belfast News Letter; The Belfast News Letter was originally founded by Henry Joy on the 1st September 1737. It remained in the ownership of the Joy family until it was taken over by a syndicate of Edinburgh businessmen in 1799. One of the new partners was Alexander Mackay who was born at Edinburgh, on the 31st January 1764, and who came to Belfast in 1798. Mackay bought out the other partners in 1803. Mackay had a son who was also called Alexander Mackay and who was born in 1794. Unfortunately this boy predeceased him in 1829 and when Alexander (senior) realised his end was near he contacted James Henderson (1797-1863) who had worked for him, at one time, and asked him if he could recommend somebody to take over the News Letter. Descendants of JAMES HENDERSON (1797-1863) and ANNE PEACOCK: JAMES ALEXANDER HENDERSON (1823-1883). James suggested that his eldest son, James Alexander, who was Then twenty-one would make a fitting publisher and manager for the Belfast News Letter. Mackay agreed and James Alexander left Newry for Belfast to manage the paper. Alexander Mackay died at Belfast, on the 5th November 1844, and one year later, James Alexander Henderson was married to his second daughter, Agnes Mackay. The ceremony was conducted by the Reverend Dr.James Morgan, at the Presbyterian Church Belfast, on the 11th December 1845. Agnes was then twenty-four years old, having been born at Belfast on the 19th September 1821. James Alexander and Agnes had ten children, five daughters and five sons; The first daughter was named Jane and she married James 7 Boyle, the second child was named James and he was born on the 26th April 1848,the third child was named Alexander Mackay and he was born in 1850. Alexander married Susan Mercer Goodwood on the 26th April 1877, the fourth child was named Anne and she married Edward Van Brabant of Courtrai, the fifth child was named Agnes, the sixth child William, the seventh child was named Catherine Mackay who was called Katie. There is a memorial window to Katie in All Saints Church, Dundela, near Norwood Tower. The eighth child was named Henry Trevor and he was born on the 29th July 1862. Trevor was educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institute. He was knighted and became Sir Trevor Henderson, taking up residence at the family home, Norwood Tower, Strandtown. The ninth child was named Charles Westbourne and he was born in 1863. Charles married Daisy Scott and they had a daughter in 1916. The daughter was named, Daisyann, and she married Simon Francis Low. Daisyann and Simon also had a daughter born in 1943 and named Jennifer. Daisyann and Jennifer Low live in East Sussex. Charles Westbourne married a second time, to a Margaret Redman who died in 1993 aged ninety-two. James Alexander's tenth child was named Florence Elizabeth. James Alexander Henderson became Mayor of Belfast on the 4th January 1873. He was also a Justice of the Peace and he lived at Norwood Tower, CO. Down. Sir James Henderson (1848-1914) James Henderson was undoubtedly the most famous son of James Alexander and Agnes, becoming the first Lord Mayor, in 1898,and also the first High Sheriff of the City and County of Belfast. He is credited with the fine City Hall which stands in the centre 8 of the City today. James was born at Mount Collyer Park, Belfast, the home of his grandfather, Alexander Mackay, and he took a Law degree at Trinity College Dublin. He was called to the Irish Bar in 1872 and he became Editor of the Newry Telegraph in 1873, retaining that position until 1883. He became Managing Proprietor of the Belfast News Letter and Belfast Weekly News. He was appointed President of the Master Printers Federation of Great Britain and Ireland. He married Martha Pollock and they had five sons; David, born in 1881, who married Florence Kirkwood in 1904,the year of his death. David and Florence had a daughter, named Vida, who married Robert Heaney; the second son James was born in 1889; James Henderson was made a Freeman of the City of Belfast in 1912 and he was knighted By H.E. The Lord Lieutenant at the Vice Regal Lodge, Phoenix Park, Dublin on the 12th January 1899. Sir James Henderson lived at Oakley House, Windsor Park, Belfast. Commander Oscar Henderson (1891-1969) James and Martha's third child was named Oscar, and he was born on the 7th October 1891. Oscar was educated at Bradfield, Osborn, and the Royal Naval College at Dartmouth. He married Alicia Mary Henry on the 4th August 1921. Commander Oscar Henderson served in a destroyer during World War 1 and he was second in command of H.M.S Iris at the famous Battle of Zeebrugge, on the 23rd April 1918,when a British force Blocked the Mole by sinking a ship across the entrance. Oscar took command when the Captain was killed and was awarded a D.S.O for his part in this epic. Oscar became Comptroller and Private 9 Secretary to the Duke of Abercorn, the first Governor of Northern Ireland. He was awarded a C.V.O and a C.B.E for his services. During the 1800's the Hendersons lived at Norwood Tower Co. Down, a fine castellated residence in its own grounds. It was assumed that this house or it's Dower House, Clonaver, would pass to Oscar when Florence Elizabeth, his aunt, died but she decided to leave both together with a majority holding in Belfast News Letter shares to the Musgrave side of the family. It was a bitter blow to Oscar and his family. They could do nothing about the houses but they did succeed in buying back the News Letter shares. Oscar And Alicia had two sons; Captain Oscar William James Henderson (1924- ) known as Bill was born on the 17th August 1924. Bill was educated at Brackenber House and Bradfield and he married Rachel Primrose Forrest the daughter of Colonel John Forrest, C.M.G of Belfast, on the 2nd of February 1949. Bill Henderson served in the Irish Guards from 1942-1947 and held the rank of Captain. He was Chairman of the Belfast News Letter until it was sold in 1989. Bill played an important part in securing the franchise for Ulster Television, in 1958,and was a Director of this company up to the 1st September 1994. He is currently Chairman of Universities Press plc and Ewart plc and was awarded an O.B.E in 1984. He was made a Deputy Lieutenant for Belfast in 1977. Oscar William James and Primrose have three daughters; Mary Gail, born 18th May 1950, and married to Reginald Alan Clark on the 11th September 1971. Gail and Alan have two sons Michael born on the 3rd July 1974,and Rory born on the 11th May 1977. 10 The second daughter was named Jacqueline Kelso and she was born on the 29th June 1952. Jacqueline married Alistair Peebles on the 25th September 1977 and they live in Buckinghamshire. Jacqueline and Alistair have three children; Rebecca born on the 17th July 1981, Eleanor born on the 26th January 1984 and James Alexander born on the 5th September 1988. Oscar and primrose's third daughter was named Penelope Primrose and she was born on the 17th May 1956. Penelope or Penny, as she is known, became a journalist and worked in the Belfast News Letter. She married Geoffrey Rawlings on the 24th July 1976 and they have two children Michael born on the 20th June 1981 and Ivan born on the 25th August 1983. Bill & Primrose live in East Belfast, on the Craigantlet Hill, not two miles from the old family home, Norwood Tower, now a housing estate. Robert Brumwell Henderson (1929--) Commander Oscar Henderson's second son was named Robert Brumwell or Brum as he is known. Brim was educated like his brother at Brackenber House school, Belfast, and Bradfield. He took his degree at Trinity College Dublin. His first wife was Joy Duncan whom he married in 1952. They have two daughters; Glynis born on the 22nd February 1955 and Sally born on the 13th May 1958. Glynis married Simon Hall in 1989. In 1970 Brum married Patricia Ann, daughter of Matthew Davison of Belfast. Brum and Patricia live at Ballynahinch, CO. Down. Brum became a career journalist in the Belfast News Letter from 1951-1959. He was appointed General Manager of Ulster Television Ltd. in 1959, managing Director in 1961 and Chairman in 1983-1992. He was awarded a C.B.E in 1979 and an Hon Doctorate of Literature 11 at the Ulster University in 1982. Brum has published a number of books including Midnight Oil (1961), A Television First (1977) and Amusing (1984). He was a Director of ITN from 1964-1966. James and Martha's second son was named James and he was born in 1889. James was a bachelor and an academic taking his M.A and Law Degree at Trinity College Dublin. After service in the Army Service corps (1914-1918) he worked in newspapers in Dublin, learning his apprenticeship for a career in the Belfast News Letter. He became a Deputy Lieutenant of Belfast, a Director of Reuters and of the Press Association and gave many years of service to the Newspaper Society. A golfer of distinction he was once runner-up in the Irish Open Championship. James and Martha's third son was born in 1893 and named George York. He was commissioned in the Army and sadly, killed in action in France on the 22nd November 1917, just twenty-four years old having been awarded an M.C for gallantry. Their fifth son was born on the 10th January 1895 and named Richard Lilburn Henderson. Richard married Rebecca Hobson and they adopted a daughter, named Carol, who was born on the 12th December 1947. Carol married Patrick Kilbride on the 3rd April 1971 and they have two children; Simon born on the 19th August 1973 and Vanessa born on the 31st July 1978. Sir James and Martha Henderson's sixth child was named Mary Agnes Florence Elizabeth Henderson and she was born in 1899. Mafe, as she was known (the first letters of each of her Christian names which were those of her four aunts!) married J. Wilfrid Haughton in 1920 and they had two children; Wilfrid J Haughton who was born 12 in 1921. Wilfrid married Priscilla McLaughlin in 1944. Wilfrid and Priscilla had four children; Howard Haughton, born in 1947, married Carol McKee in 1974 and had four children; Graham Haughton born in 1976, Anna Haughton. born in 1982, Peter Haughton born in 1984 and Rebecca Haughton born in 1986. Wilfrid and Priscilla Haughton's second child was born in 1950 and named Richard Haughton, the third child was Anne Haughton born in 1953 who married Chris Lansdowne and the fourth child was David Haughton who was born in 1959 and married Shona Hutchinson in 1990. David and Shona Haughton have a son named James William who was born in 1993. Mafe and Wilfrid Haughton's second child was born on the 20th August 1925 and named Rosemary Haughton. Rosemary married George Clarke in 1952 and they have three children; Jessica Kathleen who married the Reverend John Perceval Clarke in 1977. Jessica and John Clarke have three children, Lucy Roseanne Clarke born in 1979, Andrew Dudley George Clarke born in 1981,and Peter Wilfrid John Clarke born in 1985. Rosemary and George Clarke's second child was born in 1959 and named Roseanne Clarke. Roseanne married Alan Francis Broderick in 1991 and they have a son, who was born in 1992,and named Nicholas William George Broderick. Rosemary and John Clarke's third child was born in 1952 and named Wilfrid D Clarke. In 1982 Wilfrid married Eleanor Norah Beattie and they have three children; Matthew Wilfrid Clarke born on the 27th March 1983, William Timothy Clarke born on the 14th November 1986 and Sarah Eleanor Clarke born on the 19th August 1991. ANNA (1825--) 13 Anna was James and Anne Henderson's (1797-1863) second child and she married R.O.Blackadder of the Belfast Bank, Dundalk, on the 14th November 1848. They had five children; Amelia, Norrie, Bertha Ada and Annie. Their daughter, Ada, married Dick Palmer and they had two daughters, Annabelle and Florence and one son, named Eric. Annabelle married Frank Bennet and Florence married a man named Stokes. The other daughter, Annie, married John Hamilton, an Inland Revenue Official. REVEREND WILLIAM HENDERSON (1826-1868) William Henderson was the third child of James and Anne Henderson and he was born, at Prospect Place, Newry, on the 16th December 1826. His father was the proprietor of the Newry Telegraph at that time. Two of William's uncles were in the ministry of the Presbyterian Church, Reverend Alexander was a Military Chaplain and the Reverend Henry was the minister of the 1st Presbyterian Church, at Holywood, Co. Down. William was only seventeen when his mother died and his mother's death made a deep impression on him. He decided that he would also enter the ministry and was being prepared for Trinity college Dublin when his minister advised him to go to Belfast college. After graduation he went to Edinburgh and entered the New College of the Free Church of Scotland. shortly after he was licensed he was invited to be a pastor at the 2nd Armagh Presbyterian Church. William was ordained in December 1850. He also became the Presbyterian chaplain to the County Gaol and clerk to the Armagh Presbytery. He later became the Editor and Manager of the Presbyterian newspaper, the Monthly Messenger. William married Eliza Jane, daughter of Philip Dixon Hardy M.R.I.A of Dublin and Marianne Hall, on the 27th October 14 1857,at Zion Chapel, King's Inns Street, Dublin. Both William and Eliza were thirty years of age. William and Eliza had six children; Philip Dixon born on the 21st September 1858 and who was twice married. He had a daughter Kathleen Jane by his first wife who was brought up by her Aunt Jeanetta (Nettie) at Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Kathleen never married and died in 1964.. We know Philip Dixon's second wife was Edith Mary Archer. They were married at Hackney on the 5th June 1905 and had a daughter on the 7th May 1909 and named Sheila Margery. Philip worked in a London stockbroker's office; William and Eliza Henderson's second child was named Annie Peacock and she was born on the 7th January 1860 at Greenfield Manse, Armagh. Annie married Harry Carter Draper FCS.; The third child was named Eliza Hardy and she was born in 1861; the fourth child was named William Francis and he was born on the 5th August 1862. William married Daisy Chetham-Strode of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Daisy died on the 24th November 1900 and he married again, this time to Ella Mary Gray; the fifth child was named James Alfred and he was born on the 25th October 1864, James became a solicitor on the 30th December 1887 and he lived at 3 Palmerston Villas, Rathmines, Co. Dublin; the sixth child was named Jeannetta Gillespie. She was born on the 25th February 1867 and did not marry. William was never particularly robust but he had enjoyed good health. Unfortunately he was attacked by a malady about a year and a half before his death which baffled the doctors of his day. William died at Littleton, his brother's (Henry George) residence, at Newry, on the 25th of June 1868. He was forty-one years of age. His widow, Eliza Jane, left Armagh and moved to her 15 parent's house at Dublin, with her six children. Eliza Jane Henderson died at Airfield Road, Rathgar, Dublin on the 29th August 1908. Annie Peacock Henderson (1860-1949) Annie Peacock was married, when she was twenty-one, to Harry Carter Draper who was the same age. His father, Harry Napier Draper was a leading research chemist who invented colourless iodine and Drapers Dichroic Ink. This ink was famous for its non-fading and beat resisting qualities and was widely used by government departments and also by the legal profession. Harry Napier Draper was also a very wealthy Dublin businessman. His son, Harry Carter, was also interested in the academic aspects of chemistry and like his father he was a Fellow of the Chemistry Society and an examiner in chemistry at Trinity College and the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland. A keen yachtsman he owned three yachts at one time and won many prizes for Trans Irish Sea races with Will 0' the Wisp. Unfortunately he had little interest in business matters but he was being groomed to take over the family business. The family had a Town house in Dublin and a large estate in Co. Kildare, called Clonsilla Lodge, which is now used as a convent. Annie and Harry had three sons; Harry Henderson Draper who was born 17th December 1881, was educated at King William college, Isle of Man. Harry Napier fell off the mast of a four master Sail Training Yacht at San Francisco and was in hospital in America for over a year. Although Harry was the eldest he never got on with his father which resulted in the second son, Edwin Henderson Draper, who was born on the 15th March, being groomed to take on Bewley & Drapers, the family business. 16 unfortunately Edwin did not enjoy good health and like his father was more interested in an academic rather than a business career. He had married Emilie MacDougall, daughter of an East India Company executive, on the 5th June 1907 and they had a son, John Napier, who was born on the 15th December 1908. John Napier Draper was educated at Kingstown Grammar school, Avoca School and Trinity College Dublin. He entered the teaching profession, teaching at Kingstown Grammar School, and became Headmaster of Avoca School and Newtown school, one of the largest comprehensive schools in Ireland. John Napier married Norah Blood Smyth who had served, as a meteorologist, with the Womens Royal Air Force in World War 11. Norah played a key role in securing postal votes for disabled people in the Irish Republic. Sadly Edwin Henderson Draper died at Trim when he was just forty -six years of age, on the 23rd June 1930. Annie & Harry Draper's third son was named Alfred Henderson Draper. He was named Alfred after Annie's brother, Alfred. He was born on the 22nd October 1890 and attended Kelvingrove House School, at the Bridge of A1lan,when he was eight years old. Alfred Henderson Draper completed his education at St Columba's College, at Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin. Alfred joined the family business, Bewley & Drapers, but later became the Sales Director for William Gaw Ltd, manufacturing chemists. Alfred married Mona Violanta Johnson on the 1st December 1915. Mona was the daughter of Thomas Johnson, Builders, of Derby who had been commissioned to repair British Army Barracks in Ireland. Mona and Alfred had two sons, Derek Johnson born on the 22nd 17 September 1918 and Gerald Carter born on the 24th November 1926. Derek was educated at Kingstown Grammar School. He joined the North Irish Horse on the outbreak of World War 11 and was commissioned in the Hampshire Regiment, on completion of his O.C.T.U course at Sandhurst. The Hampshires were equipped with various tanks but had Churchill, flame throwers, when they landed in France, shortly after D Day. Derek served with his regiment as it fought its way through, France Belgium, Holland and Germany until the end of the War. After VE Day he became a Town Major in Germany. Derek married Irene Lucy Field on the 29th May 1943. They Adopted two children; Elizabeth born on the 25th December 1955 and David born on the 6th January 1966. Elizabeth married Allan Killip of Jersey and they have two sons: Jonathan born on the 16th February 1981 and Oliver born on the 20th August 1987. They also have a daughter, Katherine born on the 22nd October 1982. David married Petra Simmendinger, from Hanover, and they have a son, Michael Adrian Johnson Draper, who was born on the 22nd November 1993. Derek joined British European Airways Cargo Division,at the end of the War, and became a specia1ist in the carriage of freight by air. After BEA and BOAC merged he was appointed head of the British Airways Cargocentre at London Airport. Derek Johnson Draper retired from British Airways in 1982. Derek & Rene Draper live at Sunbury-on-Thames. Gerald Carter Draper, or Gerry as he is known, was educated at Avoca school and Trinity college Dublin where he took a Moderatorship in Modern History and Political Science. Although he had planned for a career in the British Foreign Service he 18 decided to join Aer Lingus as an executive management trainee in 1947. Aer Lingus was then an Anglo-Irish company and two graduates were recruited from Trinity and two from the National University. One of the graduates from National was Garret Fitzgerald, who became the Irish Prime Minister. Gerald married Winifred Lilian Howe, daughter of Frederick George Howe, of London, on the 19th May 1951 and they have four children; Valerie Carter born on the 1st March 1952 who married Anthony Cowles. Valerie & Tony have a daughter, Sopie Laura, born on the 7th January 1988; Hilary carter born on the 11th April 1954 who married Robert Longman. Hilary & Robert have three children, Jennifer born on the 16th January 1977, Matthew born on the 18th November 1979 and Michael born on the 15th January 1989; Shirley Carter born on the 15th June 1956 who married David Ormsby. Shirley and David have four children, Emma born on the 17th July 1976, Marc born on the 31st July 1978, Sarah born on the 12th February 1980 and Samuel born on the 11th March 1982. Lilian and Gerald's fourth child was named Alan Carter Draper and he was educated at Granchester House, Milborne Senior and Tonbridge schools. He graduated with a BA Hons. degree in French at St David's college, Lampeter and obtained his Commercial Pilot's Licence. He is now a Flying Instructor at the College of Air Training, Perth. Gerald became Advertising & Public Relations Manager for Aer Ljngus, resigning,in 1959,in order to join his boss, who had become Chief Executive of Central African Airlines, at Salisbury, S.Rhodesia. Gerald became Traffic & Sales Manager and Then Commercial Manager for CAA, which was the national airline for the 19 Federation of Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland. When Dr Banda started to challenge the Federation, Gerald decided to move back to England. He was appointed Advertising Manager for British European Airways in 1964,and later General Manager Market Development. He became Director of the British Airways Travel and Sales Division. Director of commercial Operations and a member of the British Airways Board in 1977. He represented British Airways on many company bards, including International Aeradio Ltd. and Intercontinental Hotels Uk. Ltd. He was chairman of British Airtours Ltd and Sovereign Holidays. Gerald was awarded an O.B.E in 1974. When he retired as Managing Director Intercontinental Services, in 1983, he became a Consultant Director for Lazards in the City and later established his own management consultancy, Draper Associates Ltd. This company had offices at Baker Street, London and undertook assignments for American Express, Time Magazine, BUA, Westland Helicopters, J.Walter Thompson and many other leading companies. One of these clients was Hoverspeed UK Ltd. and Gerald became its Managing Director and Vice chairman. When the company organised a management buy-out, Gerald became one of its owners. Having turned the loss-making company into a profitable business, Hoverspeed was sold to Sealink in 1986. Gerald is a Fellow of the chartered Institute of Marketing and also a Fellow of the Institute of Travel. He became Master of the Worshipful Company of Marketors in 1990. Gerald and Lilian Draper live at Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. William Francis Henderson 1862-1929; William Francis Henderson was born at Newry, on the 5th August 20 1862. He became a stockbroker in Dublin and was very religious which is not surprising as his father was a Presbyterian minister and his mother was the daughter of Philip Dixon Hardy, author of a number of religious books. William Francis, or Willie as he was known, married Daisy Chetham-Strode who was born at Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, at Monkstown Church, Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin on the 5th June 1897. William and Daisy lived at 1 Cowper Villas, Rathmines,Dublin and Daisy bore him two children; Gladys Emily born on the 24th September 1898 at 1 Cowper Villas, Rathmines, co. Dublin and Harold William born on the 1st February 1900 at Dublin. Sadly Daisy died on the 24th November 1900 when she was just twenty-four years of age. On the 18th July 1903 Willie married again, this time to Ella Mary Gray, daughter of Alexander Gray of Dublin. Willie and Ella Lived at Hawthornden, Howth, co. Dublin. They had three sons; James Alfred, David and William George together with three daughters; Marjorie, Elsie and Ella Mary. Marjorie Henderson was born on the 12th May 1904 and married Ralph Kerr. Marjorie and Ralph had three children; Maryl Kerr born on the 16th April 1938 who married David Kent Murphy, or Kent as he is known, and had three children; David Murphy born on the 22nd November 1960 who married Rose Marie Berberian. David and Rose had a son named Adrian Murphy who was born on the 17th August 1993. Maryl and Kent's second child was born on the 6th January 1963 and named Beth Murphy. Sadly Beth died aged ten on the 6th September 1973. 21 Later Maryl and Kent adopted a son who was named James Kerr Murphy and he married a girl named Ann. Ralph and Marjorie Kerr's second child was a son named Hugh Kerr and he married Elizabeth Watts. Hugh and Elizabeth Kerr have four children; Martha Kerr born on the 3rd August 1968, Gavin Kerr born on The 25th December 1969, Rachel Kerr born on the 22nd October 1971 who married Wayne Bezner, and Shannon born on the 2nd April 1993. Ralph and Marjorie Kerr's third child was named James Kerr and he married a girl named Ann. James and Ann Kerr had three children: a daughter, named Julie, who was born on the 9th March 1961 who married Robert Barker. Julie and Robert Barker have a daughter named Sophie who was born on the 12th December 1993. James and Ann Kerr's second child was named Gillian and she was born on the 17th September 1962. James and Ann Kerr's third child was named Joanna and she was born in 1967. Marjorie Henderson's second husband was Lynn Snyder. Unfortunately Willie Henderson's Dublin business was not successful and he emigrated to Canada in 1915. His wife, Ella, and all his children, except Gladys, who was known as Peggy, joined him at Fenlon Falls, Ontario early in 1916. Peggy was completing her final year at Alexandra College in Dublin and it was agreed that a relative in England, on the Chetham-Strode side, her mother's family, would look after her. Peggy married William Francis Small and they had two children; David William Small born on the 9th June 1927 and James Miln Small born on the 15th June 1933. David Small married Annette Elizabeth Borrie on the 27th August 22 1955 and they have three children; Mary Helen Small born on the 10th June 1956, Francis David Small born on the 5th April 1958 and John Edward Mun Small born on the 19th April 1959. Mary Small married Peter Baker and Francis Small married Jennifer Martin. Francis and Jennifer Small have three children; Michael Francis David Small born on the 2nd August 1990, Caroline Jennifer Holly Small born on the 28th November 1992 and Peter James Martin Small born on the 7th April 1994. David and Annette's third child was named John Edward Miln Small and he married Susan Juliet Ann Maylin. James Miln Small, second son of Peggy Henderson and William Small, married Sorel Corfield on the 6th June 1959 and they have two children; Angus James Small born on the 28th March 1966 Emily Jane Small born on the 30th October 1967. After schooling in Scotland, at Lathallan and Glenalmond, David William Small served in the Army Intelligence Corps for three years before going up to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge where he graduated in Law. David worked with the Distillers Company for thirty-five years, the last twelve years as a Director. He retired in 1987. His brother James Miln Small, known as Jimmie, followed him to the same schools and went up to Emmanuel college, Cambridge where he graduated. He spent a number of years with Czarnikow Ltd., a commodities broker before being appointed London Representative for the Swaziland Sugar Corporation. Jimmie Small retired to Wiltshire in 1994. Harold William Henderson was the second child of Willie Henderson and Daisy Chetham-Strode of New Zealand. He accompanied his 23 father to Canada and joined A.E.Ames and Company Ltd., in 1916, in British Columbia. He was Manager of their Victoria Office from 1931-1957 and resident Director of the company (1951-1964) when he retired. Harold married Verna Morris in Victoria in 1926 and he died on the 23rd April 1979 leaving two daughters; Gladys Patricia, known as Pattie, born in 1926 who married Douglas Dewar. Pattie and Douglas had two children; Twins Ian and Douglas born in 1953. Pattie married again, this time to Nobel Manzer and they had a son, Peter, born in 1959. Harold and Verna Henderson's second child was named Janet Ann and she married a journalist, John Scott. Janet and John Scott have two children; Hugh Harold Henderson Scott and Catherine Scott. Janet and John Scott live in Quebec, near the Vermont border. Elsie Henderson (1905-1990) was the second daughter of William Francis and Ella Henderson and she was born on the 31st December 1905. Elsie served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and was the commanding officer of the composite Training School at Jarvis Street, Toronto, which trained some 7000 women for the Air Force in World War 11. Elsie later became personnel Manager for Simpsons, one of Toront6's leading stores. William Francis and Ella Henderson's third child was born on the 4th April 1908 and named James Alfred Henderson. James married Cora Louise Berry and they had three sons; John Henderson born in 1952 and who sadly died that same year, Peter James Henderson who was born on the 29th July 1953 and married Dawn Gibson. Peter married again, his second wife is Kathleen Ann Gawel and she was born on the 12th March 1953. Peter Henderson is a computer specialist and lives with Kathleen at Toronto, Canada. 24 James and Cora Hendersons third son was named Bruce William Henderson and he was born on the 18th August 1958. Bruce married Simone Angastiniotis and they have a daughter named Tara Lindsay Henderson who was born on the 13th December 1992. William Francis and Ella Henderson's fourth and fifth children were twins, born on the 1st February 1910,and named David and William Francis Henderson, but sadly David died at birth and William died on the 13th October l910, he was just eight months old. Their sixth child was born on the 7th June 1911 and named Ella Mary Henderson. Ella died at St Thomas, Ontario, Canada, on the 22nd February 1988. OTHER CHILDREN OF JAMES AND ANNE HENDERSON: William (1826-1868) was followed by David who was born on the 14th October 1828. David left Newry for Australia as he could not marry as he wished. He died at Melbourne on the 16th June 1853 aged twenty-four and a half years of age. The next child was Amelia and she was born on the 13th September 1830. Amelia died unmarried when she was nineteen years of age, on the 17th November 1849. The next child was Elizabeth who was born on the 25th February 1833. Elizabeth also died unmarried, aged thirty- three, on the 7th June 1866. The next child was named Isabella and she was born on the 18th May 1834. Isabella died unmarried aged fifty-two, on the 4th February 1896. The next child was named Fanny and she was born on the 22nd January 1836. Fanny was just five years of age when she died on the 10th March 1841. Fanny was followed by the birth of Margaret on the 25th December 1837 but once again James and Anne Henderson were to witness the tragic loss of yet another child at an early age. Their daughter Margaret died on 25 the 18th October 1845, just seven and a half years of age. Fortunately they fared better with their next child Maria who was born on the 26th December 1839 and who lived for sixty-five years. (see page 33). Maria was followed by Henry George who was born on the 11th April 1843. Henry was the proprietor of the Newry Telegraph from 1863. He also started the Irish Echo and Dublin Evening Standard. Henry died at Dublin on the 7th February 1888. DESCENDANTS of JAMES HENDERSON (1797-1863) and JANE ELIZA MAGILL: James Henderson had four children by his second marriage; Edith Jane born on the 16th September 1851 who married Norman Kerr M.D,F.L.S London.; John Alexander Knox born on the 19th September 1852 who died when he was two, on The 13th July 1855; Henrietta Cuppage (Rita) born on the 18th February 1854 and Cecil Knox born on the 12th May 1856 who also died in his early years. He was just fourteen years old when he died on the 7th May 1870. WILLIAM HENDERSON (-1832) William was the second son of James Henderson and Amelia Magill. He became a confidential clerk and Book-Keeper in the Belfast Commercial chronicle. He married Martha Johnson at the Presbyterian Meeting House, at Antrim, on the 22nd November 1822. The ceremony was performed by the Reverend James Carley, Unitarian Minister of Antrim. Martha was the youngest daughter of Andrew Johnson of Ballyharvey, Co. Antrim, and William and Martha had four children; Elizabeth Henderson who died unmarried, at New York, Martha Henderson who married a man named Robeson and died in the USA in 1914, Amelia Henderson who was born in June 1832. We do not know the name of the fourth child. Amelia's father 26 William Henderson died of cholera, at St Therese, on his way to Montreal on the 7th August 1832 when she was just two months old. William left a widow and four daughters. Amelia married John Leishman, a teacher, and the son of David Leishman and Janet Birrel of Canonbie, Dumfriesshire. Amelia and John Leishman were married at Linenhall Street Presbyterian Church, Belfast, on the 12th October 1848. Amelia and John Leishman had two children who died in their infancy. Amelia and John Leishman's third child was named John George Alexander Leishman and he was born at Pittsburg on the 28th March 1857. John George became President of the Carnegie Steel Company and he was later appointed U.S Ambassador to Turkey, Italy, and finally Germany. On the 9th September 1890 he married Julia Crawford, daughter of Edward Crawford, at Homewood Baptist Church, Pittsburgh. John George Leishman and Julia had two children; Martha who died unmarried and Nancy Louise who was born on the 2nd October 1894. Kaiser William of Germany became very concerned when the Crown Prince Willie started to take considerable interest in Nancy, they were always together. It is believed the Kaiser pressured Nancy to marry Charles Rodolphe Englebert Phillipe Leon, 13th Duke of Croy. They were married on the 27th October 1913 and having borne the Duke three children, Nancy was treated very badly by him. The Duke was very fond of the ladies and matters came to a head when the Duke attempted to give family furs to the children's Governess Nancy walked out on him but had great difficulty obtaining a divorce as he was a Roman Catholic. However Nancy discovered that a divorce would be possible in France if she obtained the consent of two Archbishops. 27 This is what she did and the divorce was agreed on the 19th June 1922. She even succeeded in making the Duke pay all expenses. The Duke later married the Governess but she did not last long as the Duke had two further wives! Nancy then married Andrew de Oldenburg, the Danish Ambassador at Paris. Dr Jocelyn Eustace lunched with them, at the Embassy,in 1939. They were taking down paintings to store for the War. Sadly Andrew de Oldenburg died soon after, on the 15th September 1939. Nancy then went to live at Copenhagen where she died in 1992. Nancy's daughter, Antoinette, married Douglas Auffm-Ord and they live at Dullmen in Germany, Majorca and Paris. The second daughter, Marie Louise, who is known as Lulu, had a daughter who died at an early age. Lulu married again after the death of her first husband. Her second husband was a wealthy man named Fred Adams. They have a house in Paris and in the French countryside. Nancy's mother, Amelia Leishman, married again, and her second husband was Captain John Bateson of the US Army. Amelia Leishman died at Pittsburgh on the 20th December 1905. REVEREND ALEXANDER HENDERSON (-1868) Alexander was the third son of James Henderson (1766-1834) and Amelia Magill and be was born at Belfast in 1801. He was educated at the Old College, Belfast and received his General certificate from that College in 1826. This certificate was regarded by the Presbyterian church as the equivalent to a university degree. From 1823-1829 he was Librarian of the Linenhall Library in Belfast. Destined to take a place in the family newspaper he decided at the age of seventeen to enter the ministry. 28 He was licensed by the Belfast Presbytery and on the 20th June 1829 he was ordained Minister of the 1st Lisburn Presbyterian Church. He resigned from that post in 1855 and became the first Irish Presbyterian Chaplain appointed to the British Army. He was stationed at the Curragh, Colchester, and Dublin and according to the "Evangelical Witness" "He was a great favourite with the Presbyterian soldiers" Unfortunately his health deteriorated and he was transferred to Warley, in Essex, which was classed as an easy station. He died, at the Barracks, aged sixty-seven and unmarried, after a severe illness on the 21st July 1868. His brother, the Reverend Henry Henderson of Holywood Co. Down was with him during the last days of his illness. GEORGE HENDERSON (1814---) George Henderson was born in 1814 and he lived at Emyvale, Newry. He succeeded his brother, James, as Editor of the Newry Telegraph. George was married twice. His first wife was Isabella Barclay Williamson, daughter of Alexander Williamson of Lambeg. George and Isabella had four children but they all died when they were young. The first child was named Alexander William and he was born in 1833. Alexander died at the age of seventeen on the 29th September 1850. The second child was named Emily and she was born in 1840 but died aged eleven on the 7th August 1851 The third child died in infancy on the 8th January 1844. The fourth child was named Ann Hardell and she was born on the 18th October 1845 but died on the 7th November 1845. George's second wife was Catherine Ward, daughter of James Ward of Strawberry Hill, Lisburn who also bore him four children. 29 The first child was named George William and he joined the Royal Navy. George William died at port Royal Jamaica on the 26th July 1878 on board H.M.S Bullfinch. The second child was named James Ward and he married Alice Mary Clarke, daughter of Edward P Clarke of Kingstown on the 28th April 1896. The third child was named Alexander and he died, in infancy, on the 11th October 1860. The fourth child was named Emily Catherine and she was born in 1860 (possibly a twin of Alexander). Sadly Emily did not live very long and died when she was nine years old, on the 25th February 1869. REVEREND HENRY HENDERSON (1820-1879) Was the fourth son of James Henderson and Amelia Magill and was born in Belfast on December 27th 1820. Henry followed in his brother Alexander's footsteps and decided to enter the Ministry. He was licensed in Belfast in November 1842 and was ordained on September 25th 1844 as the Minister for the 1st Presbyterian Church at Holywood, Co. Down. Henry occupied this pulpit for thirty-four years. On the 9th June 1846 he married Sarah Jane Russell, the daughter of John Russell, solicitor, of Newry at Sandys Street Presbyterian church, Newry. He died at Glenard, Holywood on the 7th December 1879,aged fifty-nine. DESCENDANTS OF HENRY HENDERSON (1820-1879) AND SARAH RUSSELL Henry & Sarah had seven children; Mary, Emily known as Lily, who married the Reverend John O'Reilly-Blackwood, incumbent of Ballywalter, Co. Down, l878-l893 and Chaplain to Mission to seamen, Cork (1894-1897). Lily and John Blackwood had four children; a daughter, Edwin, Noel and Verine. The Reverend Henry and Sarah's third child and first son was 30 named Herbert Richardson and he died at New York on the 31st July 1897. The fourth child was named Alexander and he opted for a career in the Church of England in spite of the strong Presbyterian family background. Canon Alexander Henderson; (1854-1963) Alexander Henderson graduated from Queen's university Belfast in 1874 with a B.A. He entered Bishop Hatfield's Hall, Durham University that same year and was awarded a Licentiate in Theology in 1876. He was ordained a Deacon in 1877,aged twenty- three and a priest on the 22nd September 1878,at Manchester, aged twenty-four years. His first post was at St.Oswald's, Collyhurst, on a £140 stipend. He remained there from 1877-1882. In 1882 he moved to Holy Trinity Church, Selhurst and remained there until 1885. His next posting was to St. Andrew's Cardiff where he stayed until 1892. He was Rector of Burton, Pembrokeshire, from 1892-1894. The Reverend Alexander Henderson was posted to Canton, China in 1894 and remained overseas until 1901. In 1901 he returned to Britain and became Rector of St John the Baptist Church, Cardiff. He was appointed a Canon in 1935. Alexander Henderson married Gertrude Harrison in 1885. Alexander and Gertrude had three children: Sir Alan Gerald Henderson: The first child was named Alan Gerald and he was born, at Cardiff on the 22nd March 1886. Alan Henderson was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford where he read Law. In 1909 he entered the Indian Civil Service and married Joan Margaret Takle in 1922. Alan was appointed Secretary to the 31 Government of Bengal in 1932 and he became a Judge of the Calcutta High Court in 1933 retaining this post until 1937. He was knighted for his services in 1945. Alan and Joan Henderson had a son named Alexander John (he was known as Jack). Jack's first wife was named Trixie and they had two children: Robin Alan Louis who married and had two daughters; and Olivia Martha Hope who is also married and living in Australia. Jack Henderson married again, this time to Sheila Atha who now lives at Chalfont, St Giles, Buckinghamshire. Canon Alexander's second child was Gertrude Aileen and she was born on the 11th November 1887. The third child was Denys Arthur who was born on the 25th December 1888 and who married Jacqueline Ellen Olivier Riches in 1919. Denys served in the Royal Navy and became a Commander. Denys and Jacqueline have three children; Pamela Mary born on the 26th September 1918 who married Alan Dennis MacArthur on the 16th October 1942. Pamela and Alan McArthur live at Clifton, Bristol and they have four children; Nicola Jane born on the 10th August 1944 who married Andrew Harland in 1969. Nicola and Andrew Harland had a son named James Robert Andrew who was born on the 7th August 1970. Andrew died in 1971 and Nicola later married Charles Fairweather, in 1976. Nicola and Charles Fairweather had two sons; Edward Charles born on the 29th May 1978 and Henry Nicholas born on the 30th January 1982. Pamela and Alan McArthur's second child was named Allan Robin Dayrell who was born on the 28th June 1946 and who married Susan Diana Cheshire in 1977. Allan and Susan McArthur have three 32 children: Alistair Hugh Dayrell born on the 31st March 1979; Sam Robin Dennis born on the 3rd July 1981 and Robert Douglas Allan born on the 5th May 1985. Pamela and Alan McArthur's third child was named James John Dennis and he was born on the 21st June 1950. James married Elaine Ward on the 7th September 1974 and they have three children: Alexandra Jane born on the 10th March 1976; Andrew Duncan John born on the 12th June 1977 with his twin brother Ian Stewart Dennis. Pamela and Alan McArthur's fourth child was named Joanna Mary and she was born on the 28th January 1953. Joanna married Simon Robin Fuller in 1979 and they have three children: Emilia Catherine born on the 20th May 1982;Chloe Nicola born on the 9th December 1984 and Thomas Richard Simon born on the 14th January 1988. Denys and Jacqueline Henderson's second child was named Robin Denys Henderson and he married Mary Woodcock in 1950. Denys and Mary have three children: Michael Robin who was born on the 9th February 1953 and married Jan Marie Rachel Morrell in 1978. Michael and Jan a1so have three children; Annabel Rachel born on the 29th June 1982, Edward Michael born on the 13th December 1984 and David William born on the 15th April 1990. Michael and Jan Henderson live in New Zealand. The second child of Robin and Mary was named Susan Mary Carolyn and she was born on the 30th April 1954. Susan married Michael John Lynskey in 1990 and they have two children; Rachel Kate born on the 19th August 1992 and Belinda Lucy born on the 17th February 1995. Robin and Mary's third child was named Elizabeth Jane Rosemary and she was born on the 10th April 1958. Elizabeth 33 Henderson married Alban Pierre Robert Roy in 1985 and they have three children Felix William Didier born on the 14th March 1988, Melanie Chantal Mary born on the 2nd March 1991. and Jacques Robin Emmanuel born on the 15th September 1994. Robin and Mary's fourth child was named Jennifer Anne Gillian and she was born on the 2nd November 1959. Jennifer married Paul Thomas Ahearne in 1987 and they have two children Isabelle Tara Margaret born on the 19th April 1989 and Victoria Kate Gabriel born on the 29th October 1990. The following was inserted/changed by Mike Henderson: "Robin Henderson joined the Royal Navy, like his father before him. When he retired from naval service, with the rank of Commander, the family emigrated to Australia. After working for the Institution of Engineers in Canberra, he retired to Manly, a beachside suburb of Sydney." He served his entire career with the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy, although he was based in Sydney with his aircraft carrier as part of the Far East Fleet for a time in 1944/45. Canon Alexander Henderson died on the 17th May 1963 at 16 The Lees, Malvern. The Reverend Henry and Sarah Henderson's third son was named Edwin and he was born on the 14th August 1856. Tragically Edwin was accidentally drowned when he was seventeen, on the 16th August 1873. The Reverend Henry and Sarah Henderson's fourth son was named Ernest and he married Agnes Quinn. Ernest became an engineer with the Great Northern Railway and afterwards President of the Canadian Salt Company Ltd. Ernest and Agnes Henderson had a daughter, named Creina, who was born on the 14th July 1887, Creina Henderson married the Reverend Roy Chadwick and they had a daughter, named Elizabeth, who was born on the 16th August 1916. Elizabeth Chadwick married Rex Kirk Owen in 1949 and they had a daughter named Alice. This daughter married Anthony Maitland on the 16th October 1976 and they have two children; Oliver born on 34 the 17th June 1984 and Isabel born on the 4th September 1980. Alice and Anthony Maitland live in Powys, Wales. Maria Henderson (1839-1905) Maria was the tenth child of James Henderson (1797-1863) and Anne Peacock, and she was born on the 26th December 1839. Maria lived with her brother, James Alexander, at Norwood Tower and she taught his younger children. This was where she met her future husband Frank Const Barker. Frank Barker was one of James Alexander's business friends. All the Barker family used the middle name Const after a Mr Const of Piccadilly, London. Mr Const was a wealthy business friend of Frank's father, Richard Barker, and when he died he left the family a large sum of money. Maria Henderson and Frank Barker were married on the 15th September 1862 and lived at Sorrento House, Dalkey, Co. Dublin. They had eight children; Margaret Frances Const Barker (Meta) founded St Christopher's College for Nursery Nurses at Tunbridge Wells which was later taken over by Barnardos. Meta died in 1934; The second child was named Francis Const Barker and he married Kathleen McGilligan. Francis died on the 1st May 1928; The third child was Kathleen Const Barker who married James Musgrave and had four children; The first child was (sir) Christopher Musgrave and he was born on the 18th October 1892. Christopher married Kathleen Chapman. Sir Christopher and Lady Kathleen Musgrave had four children; the first child was named Richard, who inherited the title, and who was born on the 10th February 1922,the second child was named Michael and he was killed in action, with the 1st B.N. Irish Guards, on the 5th February 1944, at the Anzio Bridgehead, in Italy, Elizabeth, 35 and Anthony. Sir Christopher Musgrave died on the 12th May 1956. His heir, Sir Richard Musgrave married Maria Cambanis and they have two sons Christopher and Shane and also four daughters. The elder son is named The Hon. Shane Husgrave. Kathleen and James Musgraves' second child was named Frank and he married Kathleen Gray. The third child, Dorothy Maud, was born in 1900 and she married Togo Nash Peake. Dorothy died on the 16th February 1991. The fourth child was named Kathleen Joyce Musgrave and she married Edmund Saville Monckton, llth Viscount Galway. They had a daughter named the Hon. Rose Winsome Monckton, who was born in 1937 and died in 1980. Kathleen Joyce died on the 1st February 1975. The fourth child of Maria and Frank Barker, Evelyn Const Barker, married Charles Gifford and they had three children: Margaret who died on the 5th March 1979; Sheila Maria who married Robert Lowry and who died on the 19th January 1990; and Charles Blake Gifford who was born on the 2nd February 1910 and became an actor on the stage. He died on the 18th August 1952. His mother Evelyn Const Gifford died on the 18th February 1945. The fifth child of Maria and Frank Barker was named William Gerald Conat Barker and he died in 1884,in Australia. The sixth child of Maria and Frank Barker was Edith Maud Const Barker, known as Maud, and she married Benjamin Frank Eustace J.P. Edith and Benjamin had five children: John Frank Fawcett Eustace, born on the 31st October 1902 who married Natalie Diamond and had two children; Mary born on the 16th September 1938 and John born on the 22nd March 1947. Their daughter Mary married Major Charles Kaiser and they have a daughter, Sheila 36 Vivienne born on the 26th June 1964. Their son, John Edwin married Helen McKinley and they have three children: Nicholas born on the 6th January 1973; Caroline born on the 28th November 1967 and Annette born on the 12th September 1969. The second child of Maud and Benjamin Eustace was named Pauline Beryl, and Beryl, as she was called, married John Phair who became the Bishop of Ossory and Ferns. Maud and Benjamin Eustace's third child was named Veronica Pearl and she was born on the 26th August 1906. Pearl as she was called married Sir William Francis Broadbent, the third Baronet, who was a solicitor. Sir William's grandfather, the first Baronet, came from Huddersfield, Yorkshire and was Physician Extraordinary to Queen Victoria. He was also Physician to King Edward Vl1 and to the Prince of Wales. Pearl died on the 8th November 1951. Maud and Benjamin's fourth child was named Henry Jocelyn Eustace. He was born on the 23rd July 1908 and he became a leading member of the medical profession in Dublin. The fifth child of Maud and Benjamin Eustace was named Benjamin Goodbody Eustace and he married Janet Stephenson. Benjamin and Janet had two children; Benjamin Ian Eustace born on the 11th July 1936 and who died, aged 23,on the 3rd December 1959;and Peter Jocelyn Eustace born on the 24th February 1938 who married Bernice Passmore. Daughters of JAMES HENDERSON AND AMELIA MAGILL Unfortunately we do not have any record of the christian names of James and Amelia's three daughters. However we do know that 37 one married a man named MacKenzie and that both were drowned on their way to Australia. The second daughter married a man named Robert Rea. The Rea's had three sons and five daughters. The sons were; Hugh who married a girl named Kelsey, William who married a girl named Hopkirk and had four children; Maud, Helen Ethel and Cecil. Ethel married a man named Haslett and they had two children; Ethna and Desmond. The Rea's third son, Henry T married a girl named Small and they had three children; Vivian T.T Rea who was killed in action. Violet, who married a man named Stevenson, and Winnie who married a man named Boyd. The Rea's daughters were; Annie, Margaret who married a man named Crotty, Jane who married a D.C.Salmond and Henriett. James and Amelia Henderson's third daughter was named Isabella and she married Robert Waugh at Melbourne and had a child. Transcribed by A Maitland, 29/12/2001. Additions by A Maitland
Re: Jack Leishman, son of John G A Leishman
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 20:57:31 EST
John Dalles here. You will recall we have corresponded regarding the Henderson and Leishman family.
I have been working to try to find the living descendents of the three children of John George Alexander Leishman and Julia Crawford. I am hoping that you may be able to help me with my current impasse...
Martha Leishman Hyde's only child was Henry B. Hyde and his two granddaughters have recently published a book about their grandfather called "After the Ball" written by their friend Pamela Beard. In it they give some, but not much, information about the family tree. In the past, I have been e-mailing one of these two granddaughters, but they do not know what became of Ambassador Leishman's papers. (They were very glad to have the information I shared with them).
I have also been in touch with the keeper of the von Croy family archives in Germany, and he sent me a very helpful handwritten family tree with some details, including the fact that John Jr. married and then adopted the daughter of his wife.
I have recently been in touch with Nancy Leishman and Karl von Croy's daughter, Princess Marie Louise von Croy, now Mrs. Fred Adams. She tells me that she is fairly certain that if anyone still has the Ambassador's papers it would be her Uncle Jack's adopted daughter. She believes Jack received his father's papers at the time of his death in 1924. She says that when her Uncle Jack died (1942) or soon thereafter, his widow and adopted daughter went to the US and settled on Long Island, where the
adopted daughter married "a pilot". She does not recall names. She says they lost track of her about 1950 when her mother died.
I have reached an impasse of sorts, because the information I have is not helping me find out what may have become of Jack's adopted daughter.
>From the handwritten family tree from the von Croy archives, here is what I do have...
John George Alexander Leishman Jr
Born in Pittsburgh PA January 16, 1887
Baptized in St Stephen Episcopal Church, Sewickley (near Pittsburgh PA) April 1, 1888 (these records still exist and were confirmed to me by their present rector)
Graduated from St. Paul's private boy's preparatory school, in 1905 (confirmed to me by the school)
Said to have attended Cambridge University (but their alumni office has no record of this)
Was the protégé of Baroness Henri de Rothschild in France before his first marriage.
Jack Leishman married (1)
September 18, 1911 at The Episcopal Church, Cadenabbia, Lake Como, Italy,
Elizabeth Helene Gardner Demarest (1892-1931)
The daughter of Warren Gardner Demarest and his wife Elizabeth Charlotte (maiden name not known to me) of NY.
Note that she was later divorced from Jack Leishman (1917) and subsequently married two more times:
(2) Alastair St. Clair Leveson-Gower, married April 27, 1918 [their daughter Elizabeth became Countess of Southerland. Baroness of Strathnaver.]
(3) George (Georgij Aleksandrov), Baron Osten Dreisen, married in 1931; later that year Elizabeth died.
Jack Leishman married (2) (not sure of date but believe AFTER 1924)
Anna Pauline Verelpen (dates not known, but born circa 1888 - 1894, died circa 1950) called "Pauline"
Pauline's first husband's last name is hard to read on my handwritten family tree from the von Croy archives.
It appears to be Boucard or Boucart but the "u" could be an "n" and the "r" could be an "n".
(I have asked Mrs Adams to please clarify but have not heard back from her).
Pauline Verelpen's daughter from her first marriage was named Jacqueline.
Jack died in Paris January 2, 1942 and is buried in the Verelpen plot of the Cimetierie de Bagnolet (This cemetery must be either the famous Pere Lachaise or Charonne; both are near the de Bagnolet location. Cimetiere Charonne is at 116 rue de Bagnolet, P1 St-Blaise, 75020 PARIS (Founded in 1791).
Here are the mysteries...
Google.com has no Verelpen listed as a family name, anywhere.
The first husband's last name is so hard to decypher I am not sure who he may have been.
One researcher believes that this may be the correct line:
About the only interesting alternative spelling I've come up with for Pauline Anna's married-name is Boucard. Examining Magistrate Judge Henri Boucard of Paris presided for Mme. Caillaux, wife of the former Premier and Minister of Finance, who killed Gaston Calmette, editor of the Figaro, on March 16, 1914. Also there's a Jacqueline Boucard dob ~1926 on an old Ancestry.com family tree. She married Maurice Sautreau, who I'll bet is the one who was killed in WWII per the French monument in the center of Chenoise village, Seine-et-Marne, France. They had 3 children, and it might be worth your attempt to contact this tree's owner.
30/3/2004: added John Dallas email.
3/3/2005: corrections to pps 31-33 my Mike Henderson