|Bateman of Oak Park|
Oak Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry
|Oak Park, Tralee: the new house built for Maurice Sandes after 1857, which stood on a different site to its predecessor.|
Altavilla, Lismakeery, Co. Limerick
Bertholey House, Llantrissant, MonmouthshireThe house stands in an elevated position in the rolling countryside above the river Usk. Its origins go back to the house built here in 1616 by Edward Kemeys M.P. (d. 1622), who moved here from Kemeys House (Mon.). Parts of his house remain at the rear of the later house. In about 1795 the last of his descendants, John Kemeys Gardner-Kemeys (d. 1830), is said to have started building a new house, although in 1803 the house was still described as 'an antiquated mansion'. Whatever he achieved, most of the main block seems to have been constructed after his death, when the house passed to his daughter, Jane Sarah, and her husband, Colthurst Bateman (1780-1859).
|Bertholey House: an engraving of the house made when it was offered for sale in 1847. Image: Tom Lloyd.|
|Bertholey House: the 19th century block in ruins in 1997. Image: Paul White.|
Bateman family of Oak Park
(1) Francis Bateman (d. 1707); probably inherited the Killeen estate from his father, but died without issue, 1707;(2) John Bateman (d. 1719) (q.v.);(3) Belinda Bateman (fl. 1734); married Richard Yielding (d. 1714) of Tralee, merchant, and had issue two sons and one daughter; living in 1734;(4) Margaret Bateman; married [forename unknown] Morris.
(2.1) Rowland Bateman (1705-53) (q.v.);(2.2) George Bateman (1711-92), of Dromaltin Castle, Castle Island (Co. Kerry), born 1711; married Sarah, daughter of Anthony Stoughton of Rattoo (Co. Kerry), and had issue two sons and two daughters; said to have died in 1792;(2.3) Thomas Bateman (d. 1756), of Mount Catherine (Co. Cork); married 1st, 1735, Jane Delahoyde of Cork, and 2nd, 22 January 1740, Alice (who m2, [forename unknown] McCarthy), second daughter of Thomas Sadleir of Sopwell Hall (Co. Tipperary), by whom he had issue one son (Francis Sadler Bateman (c.1748-1830), of Mount Prospect, Killarney (Co. Kerry)); died 1756;(2.4) John Bateman (c.1718-92) (q.v.);(2.5) Mary Bateman; married Francis Morris;(2.6) Frances Bateman (d. 1763); married, 1729 (licence), as his second wife, Rev. Thomas Lloyd (c.1684-1745) of Towerhill & Fantstown Castle (co Limerick), precentor of Limerick Cathedral, and had issue one son; died 26 November 1763.
(1) Elizabeth Bateman (b. c.1728), born about 1728; married, 1748, Anthony Stoughton (d. 1780) of Rattoo Abbey (Co. Kerry) and had isssue two sons and five daughters;(2) Anne Bateman (c.1729-1813), born about 1729; married, 1757, Francis Crosbie (c.1719-1807) of Rusheen (Co. Kildare), but had no issue; died in January 1813;(3) Penelope Bateman (c.1731-89), born about 1731; married, c.1756, as his second wife, Richard Smyth (c.1706-68) of Ballinatray (Co. Waterford), and had issue four sons and two daughters; died September 1789;(4) Mary (k/a Molly) Bateman (c.1734-90); married (with a dowry of £3,000), 6 January 1755, Sir Thomas FitzGerald (d. 1781), 22nd Knight of Glin, and had issue two sons and six daughters; her portrait is at Glin Castle; said to have died in 1790;(5) Rowland Bateman (c.1737-1803) (q.v.);(6) Sarah Bateman (c.1739-79?), born about 1742; married, 4 May 1771 at Lower Shandon (Co. Cork), Rev. John Barry DD (c.1727-94) of Cork, Dean of Elphin, 1778-94 (who m2, 1781, Susan Swan and had issue one son), younger son of Sir Edward Barry, 1st bt., but had no issue; probably the Sarah Barry buried at St Finbar's Cathedral, Cork, 31 March 1779;(7) Colthurst Bateman (c.1740-1821) [for whom see below, Bateman of Bedford House and Bertholey House];(8) Frances Bateman (b. c.1742); married, by 1760, Pierce Crosbie (fl. 1797) of Ballyheigue (Co. Kerry), and had issue two sons and several daughters;(9) John Bateman (c.1745-1806), born about 1745; JP for Co. Kerry; married, 8 October 1770, Olivia (c.1731-1820), Countess of Rosse, daughter and co-heiress of Hugh Edwards and widow of Richard Parsons (c.1718-64), 2nd Earl of Rosse, but had no issue; died 24 February 1806;(10) George Bateman (c.1746-88); youngest son, mentioned in his father and mother's wills; died at Rosetown (Co. Kildare), 28 December 1788; will proved 11 February 1789;(11) Jane Bateman (c.1748-1826); married, 21 March 1770 at Shandon, Richard Dunscombe (c.1723-94) of Co. Cork, and had issue one daughter; died 18 June 1826.
(1.1) Rowland Bateman (b. 1760), born 1760; died in infancy;(1.2) Agnes Bateman (1763-91), born 13 April and baptised at St James, Piccadilly, Westminster (Middx), 8 May 1763; married, 1785, Richard Chute of Chute Hall (Co. Kerry), and had issue; died July 1791;(1.3) Rowland Bateman (c.1764-1813) (q.v.);(1.4) Thomas Bateman (1767-83), born 1767; died unmarried, June 1783;(1.5) Elizabeth Bateman (c.1768-1836), born about 1768; married, 1785, her cousin, Col. James Crosbie MP (c.1760-1836) of Ballyheigue (Co. Kerry), and had issue four sons and two daughters; died at Ballyheigue Castle, 20 August 1836.
(1) Jane Bateman (c.1791-92); died in infancy, 26 January 1792;(2) John Bateman (1792-1863) (q.v.);(3) Letitia Bateman (c.1795-1866); married, 8 September 1831, Emanuel Hutchinson Orpen (1782-1863) of Mount Tallant (Co. Kerry), a distinguished genealogist, but had no issue; died 15 January 1866;(4) William Bateman (1797-1845), born in Dublin, 1 May 1797; educated at Trinity College, Dublin (admitted 1815); an officer in the Co. Kerry militia (Capt.); distributor of stamps and game certificates for Co. Kerry; Poor Law Guardian; Chairman of Tralee Town Commissioners; died unmarried, 12 October 1845;(5) Thomas Bateman (1802-20), born 26 August 1802; educated at Trinity College, Dublin (admitted 1819); died unmarried, 1820.
(1.1) Annie Isabella Bateman (c.1824-1907), born about 1824; married, 27 October 1863 at Booterstown (Co. Dublin), John Pemberton (c.1814-69) and had issue one son; died 24 January 1907;(1.2) Elizabeth Bateman (c.1825-98), born about 1825; married, 24 September 1845 at Booterstown (Co. Dublin), Rev. Thomas O'Regan (c.1822-1900), vicar of Donnington Wood (Shrops.), 1850-1900, and had issue one son and four daughters; died at Wallington (Surrey), 25 January 1898; will proved 12 March 1898 (estate £nil);(1.3) Rowland Bateman (1826-57), born 16 May and baptised at Tralee, 2 June 1826; educated at Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1844); JP for Co. Kerry, 1847; in 1850 he was gazetted to an ensigncy of the 36th Regiment but was unable to take the post up because of the state of his financial affairs; it was said that he had been obliged to sell his books, plate and valuables, and was rumoured to be 'in some menial capacity in London'; shortly afterwards another report stated that he had converted to Roman Catholicism; after the sale of the family estate he succeeded in joining the army (Ensign, 1852; Lt. 1855), but he died unmarried when he was killed in action at Lucknow, 26 September 1857; will proved 15 March 1858 (effects under £100);(1.4) A son (b. & d. 1827); born 29 September 1827 but lived only six hours and died the same day;(1.5) Jane Bateman (c.1828-1907), born about 1828; married, 20 February 1865 at Booterstown (Co. Dublin), John Stokes (1809-67) of Kingstown, superintendent of the Dublin & Kingstown Railway Terminus, son of William Stokes, but had no issue; died in Dublin, 12 February 1907.
Bateman of Altavilla
(1.1) Catherine Bateman (b. c.1747; fl. 1773), born about 1747; living in 1773 but her date of death is unknown;(2.1) John Bateman (c.1757-1829) (q.v.);(2.2) Rev. Henry Bateman (c.1758-1821), of Mount Henry (Co. Limerick); educated at Trinity College, Dublin (admitted 1775; BA 1780); JP for Co. Limerick; curate of Shanagolden (Co. Limerick), 1791-1808; rector of Abbeyfeale (Co. Limerick), 1808-21; married, 1 April 1811 at St Peter, Dublin, Matilda (1779?-1836) (who m2, November 1824, at St George, Hanover Sq., London, William Carroll Hourigan of Nenagh (Co. Tipperary)), eldest daughter of Capt. Cooke of Dublin, and had issue one son (who died young from the effects of an overdose of laudanum administered by his mother); died at Newcastle (Co. Limerick), 20 November 1821; will proved in Dublin, 1822;(2.3) Letitia Grace Bateman (c.1760-93); married, 2 or 26 June 1778 at Limerick, Gerald Blennerhassett (1757-1806) of Riddlestown Park (Co. Limerick), and had issue two sons and one daughter; died 4 May 1793;(2.4) George Brooke Bateman (c.1762-1809), educated at Trinity College, Dublin (admitted 1777) and Kings Inn, Dublin (admitted 1780; called 1788), barrister-at-law; an officer in the First Munster Provincial Regiment of Foot (Lt., 1783); died unmarried, 1809; will proved in Dublin, 1809;(2.5) Susannah Bateman (d. 1795); died unmarried at Palmerstown, October 1795.
(1) Frances Bateman (1783-1840?), probably the eldest daughter born August 1783 in Dublin; married, by 1833, John Fitzgerald (fl. 1841); possibly the woman of this name who died 3 January 1840;(2) Thomas Gerald Bateman (b. 1789) (q.v.);(3) Mary Burke Bateman (c.1790-1831), born about 1790; married, May 1806, Garrett O'Moore (1784-1833), and had issue eight sons and three daughters; died at Cloghan Castle (Co. Offaly), January 1831;(4) Bridget Bateman (c.1793-1858), third daughter; died unmarried, 10 February 1858; will proved at Limerick, 6 March 1858 (effects under £200);(5) Georgina Bateman (d. 1839), fourth daughter; died unmarried in Dublin, 14 April 1839; will proved in Dublin, 1839;(6) Elizabeth Bateman (fl. 1833); living in 1833.
(1) Letitia Bateman; married, 30 July 1870 at St Silas, Liverpool, Arthur F. Charles Clifford, commercial clerk, son of John Clifford, wax bleacher.
Bateman family of Bedford House and Bertholey House
(1) Colthurst Bateman (1780-1859) (q.v.);(2) Dorothea Bateman (c.1781-1863), born about 1781; married 1st, 1804 (licence 2 March), George Augustus Simpson (c.1777-1811) and had issue two sons and two daughters; married 2nd, 8 or 18 January 1820 in Bath, Admiral John Maitland (1771-1836), and married 3rd, 7 May 1842 at St George, Hanover Sq., London, Chev. Joseph Calza (d. 1861) of Rome (Italy), Capt. of Cavalry in the Roman service; died 22 August 1863;(3) Rev. Rowland Bateman (c.1782-1854), of Killcarra Lodge (Co. Kerry) and Abbeyfeale (Co. Limerick), born about 1782; educated at Trinity College, Dublin (matriculated 1801; BA 1804); ordained priest, 1811; rector of Silton (Dorset), 1815-38; married 1st, 29 March 1826 at St Andrew, Clifton, Bristol (Glos), Frances Catherine, eldest daughter of Robert Mitford and niece of Bertram Mitford of Mitford Castle (Northbld), and had issue one daughter; married 2nd, 26 March 1840 at Duagh (Co. Kerry), Elizabeth, daughter of Maurice Fitzmaurice of Duagh House near Listowel, and widow of James Eidington (d. 1838) of Gargunnock House (Stirlings.), and had further issue three sons and three daughters; died of cholera at Killcara Lodge near Listowel, 6 May 1854; will proved in Dublin, 1854;(4) Elizabeth Bateman (c.1783-1870), born about 1783; married 1st, 11 or 14 November 1813 in St John, Calcutta (India), James Archibald Simpson (d. 1821); married 2nd, 2 February 1825 at Clifton, Daniel Staunton (d. by 1847) of Bristol; died in Clifton, 4 March 1870; will proved 18 March 1870 (effects under £6,000);(5) Jane Bateman (b. c.1786), born about 1786; married, 6 April 1808 at St Swithin, Walcot, Bath (Som.), Capt. Robert Ragueneau Dobson (1786-1860) of Drummore (Co. Donegal), and had issue one son and one daughter (who married Thomas Bateman (1823-1910), for whom see below);(6) Anne Bateman (c.1789-1852), born in Ireland about 1789; married, 28 February 1807 in Calcutta (India), Patrick Maitland (c.1770-1821) of Calcutta and Kilmaur Castle (Fife) and had issue two sons (from whom descended the Earls of Lauderdale) and one daughter; died in Cheltenham, 25 October 1852;(7) John Bateman (1790-1819), born 18 October 1790; an officer in the 13th Bengal Native Infantry (Ensign, 1808; Lt., 1814); died unmarried of typhus fever at Almora, United Provinces (India), 22 July 1819; will proved 14 August 1819.
(1) Jane Bateman (1812-95), baptised at Monmouth, 26 June 1812; married, 9 August 1836 at Clifton (Glos), John Gwalter Palairet BA (Cantab) of Sherborne (Dorset), son of John Gwalter Palairet, barrister-at-law, and had issue; died at Woodham, Avonside near Christchurch (New Zealand), 9 August 1895; administration of goods granted 9 November 1899 (effects in England, £800);(2) John Bateman (1814-94) (q.v.);(3) George Colthurst Bateman (1815-52), baptised at Backwell (Som.), 20 August 1815; lived latterly in Jamaica, but died unmarried in New York (USA), 6 February 1852; administration of goods granted 16 November 1859 (effects under £2,000);(4) Rowland Bateman (1816-39), baptised at Backwell (Som.), 16 November 1816; an officer in the Royal Navy (Lt., 1837); he was unmarried and without issue; he died of dysentry while serving as mate on HMS Wellesley in the Persian Gulf, 3 April 1839, and was buried on Karrack Island (now Khârg Island, Iran); he is commemorated by a memorial tablet in Llantrissant church; administration of his goods granted 7 May 1839 (effects under £800);(5) Sarah Bateman (1818-68), baptised at Backwell (Som.), 18 February 1818; married, 10 February 1846 at St Michael, Bristol, Charles John Kelson (1824-60), apothecary (who became bankrupt in 1853) and later surgeon, son of Joseph James Kelson of Bristol, surgeon, but had no issue; died at Clifton, Bristol, 5 March 1868; will proved 2 April 1868 (effects under £1,500);(6) Robert Bateman (1819-76) (q.v.);(7) Reginald Bateman (1820-92), born December 1820 and baptised at Flax Bourton (Som.), 10 July 1822; an officer in the Royal Navy from 1839 (mate, 1846; Lt. 1847; his name was removed from the Navy List in 1854 but the reason for this is unclear); he died unmarried at Clifton, Bristol, 25 December 1892; his will was proved 24 January 1893 (effects £30,336);(8) Thomas Bateman (1823-1901), born 2 March and baptised at Flax Bourton, 14 September 1823; married, 15 July 1857 at St Mary, Cheltenham (Glos), Jane Georgina (c.1810-92), daughter of Capt. Robert Ragueneau Dobson and widow of Rev. Edward Aubrey of Stoke Damerel (Devon); died 10 December 1901; administration of goods granted 15 February 1902 (estate £6,683);(9) Frederick Bateman (1825-47), born April 1825 and baptised at Flax Bourton, 4 May 1826; died unmarried when his gun exploded while he was shooting rabbits at Boulogne (France), 12 October 1847; he is commemorated by a 10ft obelisk at Condette, near Hardelot, Pas de Calais, inscribed “Ce monument est érigé en commémoration de la mort de Frederic, fils bien-aimé de Colhurst Bateman, Esq, de Bertholey House Monmouthshire. A la fleur de l’âge, il quitta sa demeure le 12 octobre 1847. Hélas, il n’y devait plus revenir. Une explosion inattendue de son fusil lui fit sauter la cervelle et il tomba inanimé dans le lieu-même ou s’élève ce monument. Ses parents chagrinés se virent privés d’un fils de 22 ans, fils tendrement aimé qui réunissait les qualités les plus estimables et était chéri de ses nombreux amis”; administration of his goods was granted 10 December 1861 (effects under £1,500).
(1) Frederick Reginald Bateman (1848-1923) (q.v.);(2) Robert William Bateman (1850-90), born 25 July 1850 and baptised at St Peter, Eastern Hill, Melbourne (Australia), 21 March 1851; married, 1880 at Menindee, New South Wales (Australia), Lucy Baldwin Buick (1854-1933) and had issue one son and one daughter; died 7 June 1890 and was buried at St Kilda Cemetery, Port Philip City, Victoria (Australia);(3) Frances Mary Bateman (c.1852-1919), born at Murray River, Victoria (Australia), about 1852; married, 25 September 1895 at Coleford (Glos), as his second wife, William Hier Evans (1851-1941) of Roath, Cardiff (Glam.) and later of Bath (Som.), farmer, son of John Evans, but had no issue; died 1 December 1919 and was buried in Bath Abbey cemetery (Som.); will proved 21 February 1920 (estate £8,935);(4) John Kemeys Bateman (1855-1905), born 18 May and baptised at Murrumbidgee, New South Wales (Australia), 16 October 1855; married, 2 September 1882 at St Mary, Barklay, Griqualand West (South Africa), Laura Kinnaird, youngest daughter of William Henry Oakley of Bettws Newydd, Usk (Mon.);(5) Jane Angelica Bateman (1862-1919), born at Bertholey House, 11 March 1862; emigrated to Australia with her mother and sister, 1885; married, 1889 in Victoria (Australia), Frank Montague Jephcott (b. 1865), mechanical engineer, and had issue two sons; returned to England by 1891; emigrated to America where she became a naturalised citizen in 1905; died in Los Angeles, California, 14 May 1919; will proved 1 October 1919 (effects in England, £1,857).
(1) Dora Coningsby Bateman (1878-1954), born 27 August 1878; married, 23 January 1901, Henry Reay Yorke (1875-1941) of Holly Croft, Brompton-by-Sawdon (Yorks NR), son of Thomas Edward Yorke, and had issue five sons; died 29 May 1954 and was buried at Brompton-by-Sawdon; will proved 28 August 1954 (estate £23,040);(2) Frances Frederica Kemeys Bateman (1880-1941), born 16 February 1880; married, 18 December 1919 at Baggotrath (Co. Dublin), Robert James Conway Blennerhassett Eagar (c.1874-1920) of Glenbeigh (Co. Kerry), son of Rev. Robert Eagar, but had no issue; died at Barnwood House Mental Hospital, 20 June 1941; administration of goods granted to her sister, 10 December 1941 (estate £4,802).
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Can you help?
- Can anyone provide a drawing or early photograph of Bedford House near Listowel showing the house as first built?
- Can anyone provide a view of Bertholey House before the fire of 1905?
- I should be most grateful if anyone can provide photographs or portraits of people whose names appear in bold above, and who are not already illustrated.
- Any additions or corrections to the text above will be gratefully received and incorporated. As always when writing about Irish families I am particularly aware of the lack of detail in my genealogy, due to my limited access to the sources, and the poor survival of the sources themselves. I am always particularly pleased to hear from descendants of the family who can supply information from their own research for inclusion.