- Pessoa singular
of Ennis Killen
of Ennis Killen
Henry Crosbie, son of Edward William Crosbie and Eliza Ussher, was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England in January of 1823. He lived most of his adult life in Liverpool.
Sir Edward William Crosbie, eldest son of Sir Paul Crosbie, 4th Baronet of Maryborough (1723-1773), was born around the year 1755. He married Castiliana Westenra on 14 December 1790 in Dublin. They had one daughter, Hester Dorothea Crosbie (1793-1857). He next married Margaret Patience Ferguson, and they had three children: Sir William Edward Crosbie (1794-1860); Louisa Dona Crosbie; and Elizabeth Crosbie. On 2 June 1798, Sir Edward William Crosbie, 5th Baronet of Maryborough, was charged with traitorous and rebellious conduct even though he denied membership of the United Irishmen. He was found guilty without a judge advocate and was hanged 5 June 1798 in Carlow, County Carlow.
Howard Carroll, a relation to the Earl of Effingham on his mother’s side, was born in Dublin in 1827. He attended Dublin University where he studied law, medicine, and engineering. Around the year 1855, he moved to Albany, New York, where he worked as a civil engineer, designing iron bridges for the New York Central Railroad. On 27 October 1861 Howard Carroll voluntarily joined the Union Army after he was offered the position of Brigade Quartermaster in General Meagher’s Irish Brigade. He helped with organising the brigade of Irishmen, and after it had become a success, he left determined to joint the fighting where he could be of further use. On 27 March 1862 he became Lieutenant Colonel of the 105th Regiment, which was made up predominantly of Irishmen, and they left New York on 4 April 1862.
Howard Carroll is mentioned in the letter of another Irish soldier, Francis a surgeon of the 88th Regiment of the New York Infantry. Francis wrote to his father that he had sent his letters through his friend, Mr Howard Carroll of New York, and that Mr Carroll had enclosed his own letter introducing himself to Francis’ family and letting them know where to send further letters. This letter was written on 29 July 1862.
Four days later, on 2 August 1862, Howard Carroll was promoted to Colonel after the resignation of Colonel James M. Fuller, who had been charged with issuing improper orders while in command of Camp Upham, LeRoy, and enabling a contractor to defraud the United States Government of large sums of money. Before his resignation, Colonel Fuller spoke with the Governor and Adjutant General suggesting that Howard Carrol take his place as Colonel, due to his merit as, “One of the most accomplished officers, as well as one of the coolest and bravest soldiers in the volunteer service of the State” (Clarke, 237). Howard Carroll proved his worth at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, and he five days of fighting during Pope’s Retreat outside Washington DC. His regiment earned an honourable reputation under his command, and when their numbers dwindled to some four-hundred odd men, they were transferred to General Hooker’s division in the advance of the Army in Maryland, where they took part in all of the fighting that led up to the Battle of Antietam.
On 16 September 1862, Howard Carrol was ordered to cross Antietam creek and take the summit, in order to secure the advantage of the high-ground and gain a position from which the Union Army could attack the left flank of General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. On 17 September 1862, under the instruction of Brigadier-General Abram Duryea, Thomas Carroll led what remained of his own 105th regiment as well as four others up the hill. They were under direct rifle fire from the Confederate forces, and
Over half of the New York Regiments were killed in the Battle of Antietam, and it is remembered as the bloodiest encounter of the American Civil War. This battle was the Union Victory that allowed President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves in the Confederate States. The Irish Brigade which Howard Carroll had helped organise lost over 4,000 Irishmen fighting for the Union Army, which was far more men than ever served in their regiment at any one time.
Howard Carroll was shot in the leg as he led his men up the summit. Due to how many men were wounded that day, he was sent back to Washington to receive care, and despite his objects, Carroll was carried in an ambulance on a trek of over one hundred miles back to the capital. On the way his wounded leg became infected, and he died of fever on 29 September 1862 at the age of thirty-five.
John Baptist Cashel Hoey, the eldest son of Cashel Fitzsimons Hoey, of Dundalk, County Louth, was born 25 October 1828. He attended St Patrick's College, Armagh. From 1849-57 he was the editor of The Nation newspaper. On 6 Feb 1858 he married widow Frances Sarah Stewart. In 1861 he was called to the bar at Middle Temple. From 1865-78 he was the sub editor for the Dublin Review. He the Agent General in London for the state of Victoria, Australia from 1872-3. The following year he became secretary to the Agent-General for New Zealand, which he remained until 1879. In 1880 he became secretary to the London committees for the Melbourne International Exhibition until 1888. During his life he became a Knight of the Order of Malta, the contemporary continuation of the medieval Knights Hospitaller of Jerusalem. John Cashel Hoey died in London on 7 Jan 1892.
Captain Thomas Kelly of Maddenstown, County Kildare, was appointed Fort Major of Gravesend and Tilbury Fort on 13 January 1814.
Georgina Emma Alexander Bell, second daughter of Frances Georgina Armstrong (1841-1911) and John Alexander Bell (1866-1944), was born 28 September 1866 in Queensland Australia. She was the granddaughter of Sir Andrew Armstrong, 1st Baronet of Gallen (1754-1827). On 7 Nov 1895 she married Robert Leslie Badham (1859-1989), nephew of Dame Nellie Melba, in Booterstown, Dublin, Ireland. On 22 September 1896, their first child, Emily Frances G. Leslie Badham, was born in Blackrock, County Dublin. On 10 January 1899, their second and final child, Robert Alexander Armstrong Badham, was born. Georgina "Nina" Badham died in Manchester, England in 1944.
Georgina Badham was somehow related to the Lamb Family. There are connections between the Fuller family and both the Bell and Armstrong families during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. On the back of a her framed photograph, she is referred to as Cousin Nina, however it is unclear who wrote this inscription. At present he direct link between Georgina Bell and the Lamb Family of Woodfield house is unclear.