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18. Nenon ARMSTRONG [52351] (Jane CLARKE15, Mary LLOYD13, Edward9, Thomas (Rev.)6, William5, Thomas3, David1) was born about 1803 and died on 9 Jul 1851 in New Jersey USA aged about 48.

General Notes: In an eMail, dated July the 9th, 2008, Alex Obradovic stated:
As a young man he seems to have followed his father (Gen Alexander Armstrong) into the Army. According to my research, after retiring on half-pay as a Captain, Nenon went on in 1845 to become Secretary to the newly created South Wales Railway (UK) at a salary of 700.
In 1849 he was accused of a major misappropriation of funds and then absconded. A reward of 100 was offered by the company for his apprehension and conviction. There is no record I can find of any proceedings being taken against him in England.
It seems that he managed to reach the USA, as your website states that he died there in 1851. I have checked out the details of his death given on the website (9th July 1851, New Jersey), but the NJ Archives have no record of a Nenon Armstrong. Perhaps he assumed an alias.
The following copy of an Item that appeared in "The Times" of August the 30th, 1849 was sent by Alex Obradovic on July the 10th, 2008.

Nenon married Frances Margaret MACKENZIE [52352] [MRIN: 18657] in 1827. Frances was born in 1810 in Calcutta Bengal India and died about May 1866 in Marylebone Middlesex England aged about 56.

Children from this marriage were:

   33 F    i. Jane ARMSTRONG [52353] was born about 1830, was baptised in Fort Monckton Gosport Hampshire England, and died after 1916.

Jane married DICKINSON [52354] [MRIN: 18658].

   34 M    ii. Alexander Nenon ARMSTRONG [52355] was born about 1831 and died about 1852 in Burma aged about 21.

+ 35 M    iii. Charles Mackenzie ARMSTRONG [52356] was born about 1833 in Londonderry Co. Derry Ireland and died after 1916.

   36 M    iv. Robert ARMSTRONG [52360] was born about 1839.

   37 M    v. George ARMSTRONG [52361] was born about 1840.

   38 M    vi. Edward Dixon ARMSTRONG [52362] was born in 1840.

   39 M    vii. ARMSTRONG [52363] was born in 1830.

   40 M    viii. ARMSTRONG [52364] was born in 1842.

   41 F    ix. ARMSTRONG [52365] was born in 1845.

+ 42 F    x. Mary Louisa Henrietta ARMSTRONG [52366] was born on 29 Jul 1842 in Dublin Co. Dublin Ireland and died after 1935 in England.

   43 F    xi. Donata Charlotte Susan ARMSTRONG [52376] was born on 26 Feb 1844 in Manchester Lancashire England, was baptised on 29 Jul 1844 in St Saviour Manchester Lancashire England, and died before 1916.

Donata married Arthur Frederick WROUGHTON [52377] [MRIN: 18662] on 23 Nov 1865 in Hove Sussex England. Arthur was born about 1845 in Madras Bengal India and died about May 1908 in Croydon Surrey England aged about 63.

27. Mary Florence ARMSTRONG [9793] (Jane CLARKE15, Mary LLOYD13, Edward9, Thomas (Rev.)6, William5, Thomas3, David1) was born circa 1814 in Ireland and died on 20 May 1904 at age 90.

Mary married Rev. Gerald Butler BEERE [9792] [MRIN: 1092] in Ireland. Gerald was born in 1796 in Dublin Co. Dublin Ireland and died in 1876 in Adare Limerick Ireland at age 80.

General Notes: Rector, parish of Kilbixi, Ballynacargy, Westmeath, Ireland.
Prebendary of Limerick Cathedral.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 44 F    i. Margaretta Jaques BEERE [9794] was born about 1831 in Kilbixy Ballynacargy West Meath Ireland and died after 1868.

+ 45 M    ii. Alexander Nenon BEERE [9803] was born about 1832 in Kilbixy Ballynacargy West Meath Ireland and died in 1892 in Adare Limerick Ireland aged about 60.

   46 M    iii. Daniel Manders BEERE [9795] was born on 1 Oct 1833 in Kilbixy Ballynacargy West Meath Ireland and died on 26 Sep 1909 in Melbourne VIC Australia at age 75.

General Notes: Civil Engineer

He was part of a Toronto, Canada, firm with William Armstrong (his uncle)of 'Civil Engineers, Draughtsmen & Photographists', and were joined in1856 by Humphrey Lloyd HIME. He became a partner between 1856 & 63.

Came to NZ in 1863 with his brother, Gerald BEERE, in the 'Helvellyn'which sailed from London on 14 July 1863, arriving in Auckland 16 Nov.

Was doing photographic work in Auckland in the 1860s. He is mentioned in the 'Dictionary of NZ Biographies V.2' His photographs of the Port ofAuckland in the 1860s were displayed at a Centenary Maritime Exhibitionthere in 1961 - believed to be in the Auckland City Archives. Manyphotographs also in Turnbull Library in Wellington.

He settled in Melbourne about 1886. In 1890 he visited England &Ireland, then travelled and worked extensively in Australia. He diedsuddenly in All Saints Church, Melbourne, on Sunday 26 Sept. 1909.

Probate filed 15 Nov. 1909 Wellington Court. Probate No. 12432 -National

+ 47 M    iv. Capt. Gerald Butler BEERE [9796] was born on 1 Mar 1836 in Kilbixy Ballynacargy West Meath Ireland and died on 13 Mar 1914 in Devonport Auckland New Zealand at age 78.

+ 48 M    v. Nenon Francis BEERE [9797] was born about 1837 in Kilbixy Ballynacargy West Meath Ireland.

+ 49 M    vi. George Armstrong BEERE [9798] was born on 9 Feb 1839 in Kilbixy Ballynacargy West Meath Ireland, died on 27 Mar 1915 in Makaraka Gisborne New Zealand at age 76, and was buried on 29 Mar 1915 in Makaraka Cemetery Gisborne New Zealand.

   50 M    vii. Llewellyn James Molyneux BEERE [9799] was born in 1841 in Kilbixy Ballynacargy West Meath Ireland and died in 1850 in Ireland at age 9.

+ 51 M    viii. Edward Holroyd BEERE [1647] was born on 4 Jul 1843 in Kilbixy Ballynacargy West Meath Ireland and died on 1 Jul 1906 in Seatoun Wellington New Zealand at age 62.

   52 M    ix. Villiers Walter BEERE [9800] was born on 10 Dec 1849 in Kilbixy Ballynacargy West Meath Ireland and died on 13 Sep 1893 in Australia at age 43.

29. William ARMSTRONG [22443] (Jane CLARKE15, Mary LLOYD13, Edward9, Thomas (Rev.)6, William5, Thomas3, David1) was born on 28 Jul 1822 in Dublin Co. Dublin Ireland and died on 9 Jun 1914 in Toronto York Co. Ontario Canada at age 91.

General Notes: An eMail from Scott Drummey, received in November 2009 contained the following:
Evening Telegram. Wednesday, June 10, 1914:
"One of Toronto's best known and most interesting veterans, William Armstrong, C.E., builder of bridges, engineer of important undertakings, and painter of beautiful pictures, has passed peacefully away. The master of "The Priory" is no more.
Monday night saw him able at the ripe age of ninety-three, to sit up, hale, hearty, and dressed in his everyday clothes, playing a rubber of whist with his sons and friends of his youth.
Still unfinished is the lovely water-color picture he was painting an hour or so before the call came for him. He laid down his Brush a little wearied, carefully covered his palettes and paper in his historic studio overlooking busy Queen Street, and then lay down to rest. He slept, and sleeping placidly, died.
Today the whole marvelous interior of "The Priory", his romantic and historic home at No. 15 Augusta Avenue, seems to speak of him and mourn a master gone.
No passing stranger peeping at the quaint tree-girt old time home ensconced amidst Toronto's throbbing life and industry could even guess at the rich treasures that throng the rooms within those walls. Their money-worth is great; their historic value incalculable. The man, William Armstrong, whose character made this home with its history, and upbuilt his own long enthralling life-story was one of Toronto's outstanding veterans.
Born in Dublin, 93 years ago, William Armstrong came with his bride, Lucy K. Daniel, to Toronto in 1851. He came here to settle down and pursue his calling of civil engineer. He designed and built important parts of the old narrow gauge Grand Trunk Railway. A curious survival of the construction methods of those days remains in the drawing room of "The Priory." The tints laid on 53 years ago are fresh and dainty to this day.
Of particular interest amongst the nautical treasures of the Priory is the telescope used by Lord Nelson at Trafalgar. It belonged to Mr. Spencer, a lieutenant on the Victory, and was handed on to William Armstrong with the Authentic account of its use by the famous admiral, by the family of Lieut. Spencer himself. The relic is associated with the late Mr. Armstrong's work as chief engineer of Birkenhead's dockyard and harbor works.
Merely to mention a few of the treasures collected by the late engineer would fill columns. He traveled widely in the west, and also in India and Japan. On the walls of the smoking room in the Priory Cree moccasins touch the leather folds of Custer's coat bordered with "Old Glory" in beadwork, the coat Custer was wearing when he was shot. Bullet holes and buckshot marks perforate it.
North American arrows and stone weapons hang beside khybee knives, and between them in their niches rest carved pipes - "of peace," perhaps. A "Lord Kirkcudbright" teapot with metal spout is in the drawing room, and here, too, is a priceless piece of china, one of the only two similar pieces in the world. The other is in the Vatican.
The pictures, too, are almost priceless. Twenty unfinished Turner sketches are scattered here and there on the walls. In the studio are a Van Der Velde seascape of 1610, and a J. Ruysdael of the same century.
The late Mr. Armstrong's own work was mostly in watercolor, and dealt mostly with marine and Indian or Canadian subjects. Fine pictures of his adorn the walls of the R.C.Y.C. One is a picture of the old hull of the steamer Provincial, in which the R.C.Y.C. first had its waterborne home.
Many of Mr. Armstrong's pictures, including those of the Wolsey Red River Expedition and early days in Toronto, are in the J. Ross Robertson collection of Canadian historical pictures, in the Public Library, College Street. One particularly good picture is a fine poster of the interior of the Toronto Rolling Mills on the Don in 1863.
Besides deceased's widow, who at 83 years of age remains to mourn the loss of her life's companion, surviving relatives are many. Of the closest are two sons, Harry (with his son Paul, of the Canadian Bank of Commerce), and Claude, of the Dominion Bank, Broadview and Queen. Three daughters survive, Lady de Hospiede and Mrs. Elis, of London, England, and Mrs. R.A. Ruttan, wife of R.A. Ruttan, former mayor of Port Arthur, Ont.
With his mother, Mrs. Victor Armstrong (widow of the late Victor Armstrong, of Hanlan's Point), Mr. Guy Armstrong (grandson). completes the list of nearer relatives. The last named lad has already upheld the distinguished traditions of his family. He was awarded the Royal ----Society's medal for a novel effort to save his cousin Claude from drowning in the Bay in 1907. The effort failed, but nearly cost Guy Armstrong his life as well. "

William married Lucy K DANIELL [22449] [MRIN: 8852] on 2 Oct 1845 in Delgany Co. Wicklow Ireland. Lucy was born on 26 Aug 1826 in Co. Wicklow Ireland, died on 24 Nov 1915 in Toronto York Co. Ontario Canada at age 89, and was buried in St John's Cemetery Norway Toronto Ontario Canada.

Children from this marriage were:

   53 F    i. Jane Berdet ARMSTRONG [22450] was born in Aug 1846 in Accrington Lancashire England, was baptised on 16 Sep 1846 in Christ Church Accrington Lancashire England, and died on 12 Sep 1932 in Toronto York Co. Ontario Canada at age 86.

Jane married George ARKLE [22455] [MRIN: 8853] on 28 Nov 1867 in St John's Evangelist Church Toronto York Co. Ontario Canada. George was born about 1832 in Birkenhead Cheshire England, was baptised on 12 Aug 1832 in Birkenhead Cheshire England, and died in 1908 aged about 76.

   54 F    ii. Rose Elizabeth Mary ARMSTRONG [22451] was born in 1848 in Dublin Co. Dublin Ireland, was baptised on 8 Jul 1855 in Knipton Leicestershire England, and died in Jan 1902 in Rotherham Yorkshire England at age 54.

Rose married Thomas Camden LAMBERT [22456] [MRIN: 8854] on 14 Oct 1869 in Toronto York Co. Ontario Canada. Thomas was born on 5 Oct 1841 in Creegh Co. Clare Ireland and died in Jan 1894 in Windsor Berkshire England at age 52.

   55 M    iii. Alexander Michael ARMSTRONG [22452] was born about 1850 in Ireland.

   56 F    iv. Alice Maude Mary ARMSTRONG [27935] was born in 1857 in Toronto York Co. Ontario Canada.

Alice married Henry Disney ELLIS [52341] [MRIN: 18653] on 9 Nov 1886 in Toronto York Co. Ontario Canada. Henry was born in 1855 in Berwick-on-Tweed Northumberland England.

+ 57 M    v. Victor Ormsby Mason ARMSTRONG [22454] was born in 1860 in Toronto York Co. Ontario Canada and died in 1915 at age 55.

+ 58 F    vi. Nenon Margaretta Louisa ARMSTRONG [22441] was born on 9 Oct 1862 in Toronto York Co. Ontario Canada and died on 6 Jul 1944 in Oakville Halton Co. Ontario Canada at age 81.

+ 59 M    vii. Harry Arthur King ARMSTRONG [27936] was born on 14 Feb 1866 in Toronto York Co. Ontario Canada and died on 19 Jun 1916 in Toronto York Co. Ontario Canada at age 50.

+ 60 M    viii. Claude H B ARMSTRONG [27937] was born on 2 Nov 1868 in Toronto York Co. Ontario Canada and died after 1932.

   61 M    ix. Walker ARMSTRONG

30. Ellen Jane ARMSTRONG [22445] (Jane CLARKE15, Mary LLOYD13, Edward9, Thomas (Rev.)6, William5, Thomas3, David1) was born in 1825 in Ireland and died after 1861.

Ellen married Rev. Thomas Wall MASON [22457] [MRIN: 8855], son of Abraham MASON [82259] and Isabel WALL [82260], on 27 Feb 1851 in Walcot Church Bath Somerset England. Thomas was born in 1803 and died in 1860 in Ropley Hampshire England at age 57.

Marriage Notes: In Information provided by Scott Drummey, was the Quote:
"in Walcot Church, by the Rev. ____ GARDINER, the Rev. Thomas W. MASON, to Ellen Jane, youngest daughter of Lieutenant-General Alexander ARMSTRONG, of Green Park, Bath."


Children from this marriage were:

+ 62 M    i. Thomas Alexander Hope MASON [22458] was born on 14 Dec 1851 in Tichborne Hampshire England and was baptised on 11 Jan 1852 in Tichborne Hampshire England.

+ 63 F    ii. Katherine Stella MASON [22459] was born on 6 Jan 1853 in Hampshire England and was baptised on 23 Mar 1853 in Tichborne Hampshire England.

+ 64 F    iii. Ellen Francis MASON [22460] was born on 27 Mar 1854 in Hampshire England and was baptised on 28 May 1854 in Tichborne Hampshire England.

   65 F    iv. Berdet Susan MASON [22461] was born on 17 Aug 1855 in Hampshire England and was baptised on 11 Sep 1855 in Tichborne Hampshire England.

Berdet married POWELL [52195] [MRIN: 18607]. POWELL [52195] was born about 1860.

   66 F    v. Anna Maria Carolina MASON [22462] was born on 24 Dec 1856 in Hampshire England, was baptised on 19 Jan 1857 in Tichborne Hampshire England, and died in Coxwold Yorkshire England.

+ 67 F    vi. Stella MASON [52196] was born about 1857.

   68 M    vii. Henry Hobart Seymour MASON [22463] was born on 25 Aug 1858 in Hampshire England, was baptised on 23 Sep 1858 in Tichborne Hampshire England, and died on 5 Sep 1924 in Woodstock West Coast New Zealand at age 66.

   69 M    viii. William Joseph MASON [22464] was born on 31 Mar 1860 in Hampshire England and was baptised on 24 May 1860 in Tichborne Hampshire England.


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