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Pat Purcell Papers
Carlow in 1905

Wedding 1905.

Source: Carlow Sentinel.

25th November 1905.

Fashionable Wedding.

The marriage of Captain and Brevet Major R. Brown-Clayton, 5th Royal Irish Lancers, eldest son of William Browne-Clayton, of Browne's Hill, Carlow, with Miss Magda Wienholt, youngest daughter of the late Edward Weinholt, of Jondaryan, Queensland, was celebrated at St Mary's Abbots, Kensington, on the 19th of November, the officiating clergy being the Rev. A.A.Markham (cousin of the bridegroom ), and the clergy of St Mary's Abbots.

The bride was given away by her cousin, Mr Rowland Malony, and wore a gown of ivory satin, draped with duchesse lace, and a brocade train softened with lace and chiffon.

Her tuille veil fell over a tiara of orange blossoms, She carried a bouquet of white exoties, myrtle, white heather, and lily of the valley.

Miss Brenda Wienholt, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid, and wore a dress of heliotrope crepe de chine, with hat of the same shade. Her bouquet was of mauve orchids, harmonising with her toilet, which, with an enamel and diamond brooch in the form of the regimental badge, was the gift of the bridegroom.

Capt. Willcox, a brother officer of the bridegroom, was best man. The interesting ceremony took place at 2.30pm.

The bride was met at the door by the choir and proceeded up the aisle singing the hymn "O Perfect Love, all human thought transcending".

While the register was being signed the choir sang the hymn, "Fight the good fight with all thy might". The service was fully choral.

The church was beautifully decorated with palms and white flowers.

The reception was held afterwards at the Royal Palace Hotel, and subsequently the bride and bridegroom left for Ireland.

Carlow Sentinel.

December 1905.

Home-Coming of Major Browne-Clayton and Bride.

On Monday last Major Browne-Clayton, 5th Lancers, brought home his bride.

This was made an occasion of great rejoicings amongst the tenants and employees of Browne's Hill, many of the townspeople joining in.

The Staplestown Road was splendidly decorated with flags and arches, bearing words of welcome.

On arriving at the front gate, which was beautifully and artistically decorated under the supervision of Mr Bell ( steward ), the carriage was met by a large crowd of enthusiastic friends, and was drawn up the hill by many willing hands, while a fire of twenty-one guns from a small piece of ordnance, in charge of ex-Sergt Clifden, Royal Artillery, announced the approach of the procession.

In the afternoon the employees and tenants were entertained at dinner, and in the evening a numerous gathering from the neighbourhood assembled round a bonfire, and the proceedings terminated by a band from Carlow playing varied selections.

From: Michael Purcell <>

Wienholt  Wedding 1905.

Father of Robert Browne-Clayton's bride.

Arnold Wienholt (1826-1895) and Edward Wienholt (1833-1904), pastoralists and politicians, were sons of John Birkett Wienholt (1775-1852), merchant, and his second wife Sarah, n’e Hill. Arnold was born on 22 January 1826 and Edward on 28 March 1833 at Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales, the setting for Dylan Thomas's poem “Under Milk Wood”. Two other brothers, Daniel (1822-1865) and Arthur (1835-1892), were also prominent Queensland pioneers. The family, originally Winholdt, originated at Wiemsdorf, Oldenburg, Germany, in the sixteenth century.

 Educated privately, Arnold arrived at Sydney about 1847. He purchased Maryvale in 1849 and Gladfield in 1852, both on the Darling Downs, Queensland; they became two of the finest Clydesdale studs in Australia. In 1860 he failed to win Warwick in the Legislative Assembly, but held the seat in 1863-67; he ran for Maranoa in 1871 but lost. His assembly career was unspectacular and characteristically silent.

Politics for him was an onerous obligation to his fellow 'Pure Merinos', neither a pleasure nor a pursuit of intrinsic satisfaction; his importance lies in his practical abilities as a stock-breeder and pastoralist and his partnership in the family pastoral empire. At the end of the 1870s he retired to Locarno, Switzerland, where he died unmarried in the Grand Hotel on 16 January 1895.

His more complex and influential brother Edward, an Anglican, arrived in Queensland in 1853. With William Kent he acquired Fassifern, Jondaryan and Goomburra stations in the 1870s in the south-east and several large runs in the interior. His 'dash and self-reliance’ tempered by a native shrewdness which caused him seldom to make a mistake' was combined with an advantageous marriage on 14 December 1874 to Ellen (1856-1898), daughter of Daniel Williams, railway contractor and entrepreneur. They had three sons and three daughters, including Arnold (1877-1940).

Wienholt and his partners rapidly built up one of Australia's largest and initially most profitable pastoral empires. In 1888 they held 289,966 acres (117,346 ha) of freehold land in the Moreton and Darling Downs districts; next year the Wienholt Pastoral Estates Co. was formed. Believing that 'it was necessary for those who had a stake in the country to take part in its Government [to] protect themselves from great and unnecessary liabilities', Wienholt was M.L.A. for Western Downs in 1870-73 and Darling Downs in 1873-75. A strong adherent of Sir Arthur Palmer <>, he favoured drastic retrenchment, complete free trade in imports and lands, restricted education for the masses and the continuation of the threatened pastoral hegemony.

In 1875 the Privy Council in “Regina” v. “Edward Wienholt“ reversed a Supreme Court decision and found for him in a ruling that gave freehold titles to all selectors, genuine or otherwise, whose rents had previously been collected by the Crown, this was a valuable victory. In May 1890 Brisbane waterside workers refused to load non-union-shorn wool from Jondaryan. This incident, an important event in the struggle between the new mass unions and the pastoralists, hastened the end of the old traditional Queensland pastoral ascendancy.

Wienholt retired to Rocklands, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England, in 1880. He died in Melbourne on 14 January 1904 on one of his frequent trips to Australia. He was regarded as 'a fine specimen of colonial Toryism', who never concealed his fundamental views. His social and political positions were eventually eroded, but his convictions, courteous deportment and correct if frigid public manners, together with his territorial acquisitions, place him above his more pedestrian fellows. A Petty Sessions district at Murgon and a parish near Dalby are named after him. His estate was valued for probate at £9144 in New South Wales and at £57,000 in Queensland.

The above is a true and accurate transcript of the original document.

The following items were found in The Intermountain Catholic. (Salt Lake City [Utah] ;) 1899-1920 newspaper.

February 04, 1905

Mr Mary Fenlon wife of Daniel Fenlon of Carlow died on Christmas day.

The death occurred on Dec 20 of Sister Mary Gabriel of St Leos Convent of Mercy Carlow. She was the daughter of the late Robert J Kenny of New Garden house Carlow She entered St Leos convent at 18 years of age in 1862 and was professed in 1864 In 1881 she was appointed one of the nursing sisters in the Carlow workhouse infirmary and in the intervening twenty three years she devoted her life to the care of the sick poor.

February 11, 1905,

Mr McCullagh assistant head master of the Madel street Enniskillen now has charge of the National school Barrack street Carlow He is a most efficient teacher.

Died On Sunday Jan 8 at Dyart Stradbally James Couran aged 75 years.
Died Jan 7 at Constable Hill Hacketstown Mrs Margaret Dowling.
Died Dec 20  at Malta the son of Joseph Keogh Dublin road Carlow aged 21 years
Died Dec 30 at the Rushes Ballickmoyler  Patrick Langton at the advanced age of 86 years.
Died Jan 6 (Feast of the Epiphany at Wellington square Carlow I Murtha McWey aged 60.

March 25, 1905

The tenants have bought the estate of the Messrs Campbell which comprises part of Wells and Tinnegraney near Bagnalstown. The terms averaged nearly twenty three years purchase the holdings with a few exceptions were held subject to second term rents.

James Byrne eldest son of John Byrne of Dourne Bagnalstown and Ellen Breen only daughter of the late Thomas Breen of Mangan Killanne County Wexford were married on Feb 16 in the Parish church Ballindaggin by Rev Thomas Byrne curate at Hacketstown assisted by Rev Luke Byrne curate at Myshall brothers of the bridegroom.

April 08, 1905

Mrs Mary Ann Brennan wife of Martin Brennan of Royal Oak Bagenalstown died on Feb 8th She was in her twenty third year.

The marriage was solemnized on Feb 22 in the church in Levitstown by Rev J Kinsella pastor of Edenderry (uncle of the bridegroom) assisted by Rev M Fitzpatrick curate at Thomastown cousin of the bride and two other priests of Mary Hayden eldest daughter of Edward Hayden of Castleroe Lodge Magency County Kildare’s county councillor and John Kinsella youngest son of the late Patrick and Teresa Kinsella of Rathrush House Tullow.

April 15, 1905

Mrs Elizabeth Drea of Bohermore Bagenalstown died on March 2nd She was the widow of John Drea.

The late Thomas Kinsella of Johnstown farmer bequeathed £20 to the pastor of Tinryland for charitable purposes.

Mrs Mary O’Brien of Ullard Myshall widow of Timothy O’Brien dies on the 10th, she was 85 years old.

Elizabeth P. Donohoe of Clonegal youngest daughter of the late County Councillor Denis Donohoe died on March 25th.

May 27, 1905

Mrs Ann Kealy of Ballysalla Hacketstown, widow of John Kealy died on April 28th

A meeting of the Father John Murphy Memorial Committee of Tullow was held on April 23 Thomas Bolger chairman presiding The members present were Patrick Aughrey D C Patrick Kavanagh Denis Deering D C and Secretary Michael P Maher Subscription were handed in from James Kelly Clonmore John Kehoe Williamstown Rathvilly Michael Byrne (clothier) Hacketstown John Byrne Ballinakill and Edward Walsh The Duffery second subscription.

June 10, 1905,

Leo P. Murphy son of G & J.G. Murphy of Beimont Tullow died on May 2 he was 14 month.

Presentation Convent Bagnalstown
On Thursday April 27 the solemn and impressive ceremonies of reception and profession took place The young lady who pronounced her holy vows In presence of Most Rev Dr Foley was Miss M A Ryan (In religion Sister M Philomena) youngest daughter of Mr Ryan Ballypierce County Carlow A most suitable and touching sermon was preached by the Rev Paul Murphy CC Rev M Rice C C celebrated
mass His lordship was assisted by theVery Rev Monsignor Burke P P V F and Rev Tames Coyle PP.

Miss Kathleen Kelly daughter of the late Mr P Kelly Tullow received the holy
habit of religion and white veil taking the name of Sister M Benignus Besides the friends of the sisters the following clergy were present Rev R O’Brien PP Rev J Kearney Admin Tullow Rev M Burke C C Rev G OLoughlin C C ReV M Parker C C Rev M Rice C C Rev Foley C C Reev J Hipwell C C Rev P Donnelly C C After the conclusion of the ceremonies the guests were most hospitably entertained by the Rev
Mother and sisters of the community Four.

June 17, 1905,

John Byrne of Lower Seskin Leighlin bridge on April 27 was driving Mrs Jeffers to Leighlinbridge when the horse took fright at Norton malthouse and ran into the river Byrne was drowned.

October 21, 1905

A summons against John Tobin butcher Carlow for using unlicensed
premises as a slaughterhouse was dismissed with costs at Carlow petty sessions on Monday it having been admitted by the Urban council that they had no bylaws enabling them to issue licenses as required by the act of parliament.

November 25, 1905

On Oct 11th a pretty wedding took place in the Cathedral Carlow between Mr Richard Moloney solicitor Limore and Miss Teresa Rebecca second daughter of the late George Bourke and Mrs Bourke Dublin street Carlow The bride who was accompanied by Miss Daisy Bourke sister and Miss Murphy cousin as brides maid was given away by her uncle Mt T. Murphy and Mr T Murphy Jr attended the bridegroom as best man The bride who is very popular in her native town and the bridegroom a member of a very old and respected Tipperary family were given hearty send off by their numerous friends.

The following items were found in Kentucky Irish American. (Louisville, Ky.) 1898-1968,

August 19, 1905

James Kelly a youth well known in the County Carlow died as the result of injuries received in a football game near Bagnalstown. The Coroners jury after affirming the cause of death added a rider recommending that football matches be abandoned on Sundays.

November 18, 1905,

Richard Maloney a rising young solicitor of Lismore and Miss Teresa Rebecca Burke of Carlow were united in marriage last week in the Carlow.

December 16, 1905

Morgan Nolan a well known character throughout the County Carlow died recently at Ballybromhill. He was 110 years old and up to a few hours before his death had full possession of his faculties.


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