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Family of William Armit EYRE and Maria Josephine BALLINGALL

Husband: William Armit EYRE (1823?-1855)
Wife: Maria Josephine BALLINGALL (1832-aft1891)
Children: William Armit EYRE ( - )
John EYRE (1846-aft1910)
George Henry Lewis EYRE (1848-aft1905)
Mary Josephine EYRE (1850-aft1894)
Cerise Armit EYRE (1852?-1933)
Marriage 1849 (app) 1

Husband: William Armit EYRE

Name: William Armit EYRE 2
Sex: Male
Father: John EYRE (1794-1856)
Mother: Mary ARMIT (bap.1798?)
Birth 1823 (app) Ireland?
Baptism 1823 (app) (age 0) Eyrecourt, Co. Galway, Ireland 3
Title Captain 2
Occupation (1) 21 May 1841 (age 17-18) Ensign 4
Occupation (2) 1 Nov 1842 (age 18-19) Lieutenant 4
Occupation (3) 1 Sep 1848 (age 24-25) Paymaster 4
Conviction 23 Jul 1853 (age 29-30) Valetta, Malta
Death 21 Jul 1855 (age 31-32) Clarks Hotel, Little La Trobe Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 5

Additional Information

Occupation (1) William Armit Eyre, Gent to be Ensign by purchase, vice Baring. Dated 21st May 1841.
Occupation (2) Ensign William Armit Eyre to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice de Crespigny, who retires. Dated 1st November 1842.
Occupation (3) 47th Foot, Lieutenant William Armit Eyre, from the 20th Foot, to be Paymaster, vice Douglas Leigh Cox , who retires upon half pay. Dated 1st Sept 1848.
Conviction Licence number 2237: William Armit Eyre.

Convicted of Embezzling or Fraudulently misapplying the sum of 1,032 0s 2d at a General Court Marshall at Valetta, Malta, 23 July 1853.

Aged 31 years and by trade a Paymaster iof the 47th Regiment of foot.

Sentenced to 10 years transportation.

Licence granted: 17th January 1855, for early release from Pentonville prison.

Comments: Not applied for.
Death Cause: Suicide
An inquest held on the 21 July 1855 returned the verdict "Died from the effcets of a wound to the neck , inflicted by himself whilst labouring under temporary insanity."

Wife: Maria Josephine BALLINGALL

Name: Maria Josephine BALLINGALL 1
Sex: Female
Father: Joseph BALLINGALL (1791?-1869)
Mother: Maria Anne UNKNOWN (1801-aft1861)
Birth 1832 England?
Census (1) 1880 (age 47-48) Cariboo, British Colombia, Canada
Census (2) 20 Apr 1891 (age 58-59) Cariboo, British Colombia, Canada
Death aft 20 Apr 1891 (age 58-59)

Child 1: William Armit EYRE

Name: William Armit EYRE
Sex: Male

Child 2: John EYRE

Name: John EYRE
Sex: Male
Spouse: Clara Kate DUNHAM (1860?-1890)
Birth Jun 1846 Ireland
Emigration 1863 (app) (age 16-17) 6
Census (1) 1 Jun 1880 (age 33-34) Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Census (2) 1 Jun 1900 (age 53-54) Hudson, New Jersey, USA
Census (3) 15 Apr 1910 (age 63) Hamilton, Ohio, USA
Death aft 15 Apr 1910 (age 63)

Additional Information

Census (1) Produce Merchant
Census (2) Merchant
Census (3) Salesman living at his daughter Georginas

Child 3: George Henry Lewis EYRE

Name: George Henry Lewis EYRE
Sex: Male
Spouse 1: Sarah L SEARCH (1863-1888)
Spouse 2: Anne Knight STUART? (1860-aft1920)
Birth Q1 1848 Isle of Wight reg district 7
Baptism 1 Apr 1848 (age 0) Carisbrooke, Southampton, England 8
Immigration 1884 (age 35-36)
Naturalisation 1884 (age 35-36)
Census (1) 1 Jun 1900 (age 52) Jay Street, Broooklyn, New York, USA
Census (2) 1 Jun 1905 (age 57) Broooklyn, New York, USA
Death aft 1 Jun 1905 (age 57)

Additional Information

Census (1) Broker
Census (2) Broker

Child 4: Mary Josephine EYRE

Name: Mary Josephine EYRE 2
Sex: Female
Spouse: Henry Pennant CORNWALL ( -aft1894)
Birth 10 Feb 1850 Buttervant, Ireland 2
Census 7 Apr 1861 (age 11) 2 Elm Brook Villas, North Road, Exeter, Devon, England
Death aft 24 Nov 1894 (age 44)

Additional Information

Census Scholar, living at her Ballingall grandparents

Child 5: Cerise Armit EYRE

Name: Cerise Armit EYRE
Sex: Female
Spouse: Caspar PHAIR (1848-aft1901)
Birth 1852 (app) Corfu, Ionian Islands
Census (1) 7 Apr 1861 (age 8-9) 2 Elm Brook Villas, North Road, Exeter, Devon, England
Emigration 1871 (age 18-19)
Census (2) 1881 (age 28-29) Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada
Census (3) 13 Apr 1901 (age 48-49) Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada
Death 27 Jul 1933 (age 80-81) Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada

Additional Information

Census (1) Scholar, living at her Ballingall grandparents

Note on Husband: William Armit EYRE

was the Paymaster of the 47th regiment.2

Sources

1Rev A S Hartigan, "Eyre Notes and Queries (#1)" (Rev Allen Stewart Hartigan. MA, TCD,, Broadwell,
Moreton-in-Marsh. Glos., 1911-1918). page33. Assessment: Primary evidence.
2Ibid. page 33. Assessment: Primary evidence.
3Rev A S Hartigan, "Eyrecourt & Eyreville (#277)" (Rev A S Hartigan, Trinity College, Dublin, 1905). Page 15. Assessment: Primary evidence.
4"London Gazette".
5"The Argus newspaper".
6"1910 census".
7"BMD indexes".
8"IGI".