Hester Ellen BUTLER BRYAN is my 2nd great grandmother. She was born at Brittas, Athlone, Westmeath on 25 February 18791. She is the daughter of Fergus BUTLER BRYAN and Rachel WALKER.
|Date and Place of Birth||Name||Sex||Name, Surname and Dwelling Place of Father||Name, Surname and Maiden Surname of Mother||Rank or Profession of Father||Informant||When Registered|
|25 February 1879. Brittas||Hester Ellen||F||Fergus BRYAN. Brittas||Rachel BRYAN formerly WALKER||Gentleman farmer||Isabella BRYAN. Present at birth. Brittas||01 April 1879|
In 1901, Hester Ellen BUTLER BRYAN was 19 years old and living at home with her mother Rachel, who was widowed. The family were living at 4 Cransallagh, Tinamuck, King’s County, Ireland2.
|Name and Surname||Relation to Head||Religious Profession||Education||Age||Sex||Rank, Profession or Occupation||Marriage||Where Born|
|Rachel B[UTLER] BRYAN||Head||Church of Ireland||Read & write||56||F||Farmer||Widow||Co. Westmeath|
|Fergus B[UTLER] BRYAN||Son||Church of Ireland||Read & write||27||M||Farmer’s son||Not married||Co. Westmeath|
|Robert B[UTLER] BRYAN||Son||Church of Ireland||Read & write||25||M||Farmer’s son||Not married||Co. Westmeath|
|Hester B[UTLER] BRYAN||Daur.||Church of Ireland||Read & write||19||F||Farmer’s daughter||Not married||Co. Westmeath|
|Lucinda B[UTLER] BRYAN||Daur.||Church of Ireland||Read & write||16||F||Scholar||Not married||Co. Westmeath|
|Ella B[UTLER] BRYAN||Daur.||Church of Ireland||Read & write||14||F||Scholar||Not married||Co. Westmeath|
Patrick Joseph BEGADON married Hester Ellen BUTLER BRYAN on 18 August 1907 at the Roman Catholic Chapel of Boher, Limerick, Ireland3.
|When Married||Name and Surname||Age||Condition||Rank or Profession||Residence||Father’s Name and Surname||Rank or Profession of Father|
|18 August 1907||Patrick BEGADON||Full||Bachelor||Journalist||Athlone||John BEGADON||Tradesman|
|Hesther Ella BUTLER BRYAN||Full||Spinster||Farmer||Birdville, Ballycumber||Fergus BUTLER BRYAN||Gentleman|
In 1911, Patrick Joseph and Hester (Vester) BEGADON were living at 17 Foxcroft Lane, Portarlington, Laois4.
|Name and Surname||Relation to Head of Family||Religious Profession||Education||Age||Rank, Profession or Occupation||Particulars as to Marriage||Where Born|
|Patrick BEGADON||Head||Roman Catholic||Read & write||28||Journalist||Married||America|
|Vestor BEGADON||Wife||Roman Catholic||Read & write||27||Married 4 years. 3 children, 3 living||Co. Westmeath|
|Vestor BEGADON||Daughter||Roman Catholic||Cannot read||3||SIngle||Kings Co.|
|Catherine BEGADON||Daughter||Roman Catholic||Cannot read||1||Single||Co. Westmeath|
|John BEGADON||Son||Roman Catholic||Cannot read||5 months||Single||Queens Co.|
Mrs Hester E. BEGADON.
The sincere sympathy of his professional colleagues, and of the citizens in general, is extended to Mr. Patrick J. BEGADON, the well-known journalist, 20 Lady Lane, Waterford, in the sad bereavement occasioned him by the death of his wife, Mrs. Hester Ella BEGADON, which occurred at the County and City Infirmary early on Sunday morning.
Daughter of the late Mr. William BUTLER-BRYAN and the late Mrs. BRYAN, Birdville, Ballycumber, Offaly, and of Kilkenny West, Glasson, Co. Westmeath, the deceased lady had been resident in Waterford City for the past twenty five years, and her passing is deeply regretted.
She was mother of Mr. John BEGADON, Waterford; Mrs. Helen GREAVES, High Wycombe, Bucks, England; Mrs. George JONES, Leabridge, Leyton Road, London; and Hilda BEGADON, Belfast.
She was sister of Miss Emily BRYAN, Ballycumber; Mr. Fergus BRYAN, do.; and Mrs. W. KERR, Lurgan. Other surviving relatives are Miss Elizabeth BEGADON, manageress, Prior’s Bridge House, Athlone (sister-in-law); Mr. William BEGADON, retired post office official, Athlone (brother-in-law); and Mrs. Hannah BEGADON (daughter-in-law).
The remains were moved from the Co. and City Infirmary on Tuesday to the cemetery, John’s Hill, where very Rev. Dean Leslie STEVENSON took the funeral service.Obituary of Hester Ellen BUTLER BRYAN (BEGADON). Waterford Standard. 19 August 1944
|Date and Place of Death||Name and Surname||Sex||Condition||Age||Rank, Profession or Occupation||Cause of Death||Informant||When Registered|
|13 August 1944. Co. Infirmary||Hester Ella BEGADON. 20 Lady Lane||F||Married||62 years||Wife of journalist||Asthma (cardiac) 11 days||P.J. BEGADON, widower. Present at death. 20 Lady Lane||16 August 1944|
In loving memory of Hester Ella BEGADON died 13 August 1944 , Her son John BEGADON died 10 November 1984, His wife Johanna BEGADON died 05 January 1994, Eva BEGADON Born 01 January 1914 died 16 December 2002.
At peace.Headstone Transcription. Johns Hill Cemetery, Waterford, Ireland.
|Husband:||Patrick Joseph BEGADON 1882-1954|
|Daughter (Direct Ancestor):||Hester Mary BEGADON 1907-1992|
|Father:||Fergus BUTLER BRYAN 1825-1892|
|Mother:||Rachel B WALKER 1841-|
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- Births (CR) England. Athlone, Westmeath. 25 February 1879. BRYAN, Hester Ellen. ID 02068547. https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1879/02917/2068547.pdf : accessed 10 February 2021.
- Census Records. Ireland. Tinamuck, King’s County. 31 March 1901. BUTLER BRYAN, Rachel (head). http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/King_s_Co_/Tinamuck/Cransallagh/1469231/ : accessed 08 March 2021.
- Marriages (CR) Ireland. Ferbane, Birr. 18 August 1907. BEGADON, Patrick and BUTLER-BRYAN, Hesther Ella. Entry No 149. http://www.irishgenealogy.ie : accessed 27 November 2020
- Census Records. Ireland. Portarlington South. Queen’s Co. 02 April 1911. BEGADON, Patrick (head). Household 17. http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie : accessed 19 October 2020
- Deaths (CR) England. Waterford. 12 August 1844. BEGADON, Hester Ella. ID 2448740. https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1944/04637/4232257.pdf : accessed 10 February 2021.
- Monumental Inscriptions. Ireland. Johns Hill Cemetery, Waterford, Ireland. 15 August 1944. BEGADON, Hester Ella. Find A Grave memorial: 210932922. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/210932922/hester-ella-begadon : accessed 05 August 2021.