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Samuel Handy of Bracca-Brackah Castle (Handy of Bracca-Brackagh Castle of Coolalough-Collolalough), Esq.

Also Known As: "Samuel Handy of Brackagh (Bracca) Castle of Collolalough (Coolalough) Esquire"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: County Westmeath, Ireland
Death: August 01, 1851 (71-78)
Westmeath, County Westmeath, Ireland (Bracca Castle, COOLALOUGH, County Westmeath, Íreland )
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Handy of Aughrim & Horseleap and Jane Joan Lowe - Handy
Husband of Jane Orme - Handy of Brackagh (Bracca) Castle of Coolalough (Collolalough)
Father of Charles Wesley Handy; Henry Handy; Ann or Anne Emily Handy - Paget; Jane Adelaide Handy - Knox; Catherine Handy - Cranford and 9 others
Brother of Johanthan Handy; Thomas Handy; John Handy and Ann Handy - Fouace

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About Samuel Handy of Bracca-Brackagh Castle of Collolalough-Coolalough, Esquire

Samuel Handy of Bracca-Brackah Castle (Handy of Bracca-Brackagh Castle of Coolalough-Collolalough), Esq.

Samuel Handy of Brackagh (Bracca) Castle of Coolalough (Collolalough)

Handy Family of Aughrim & Horseleap of Coolalough (Collolalough) ~ Bracca (Braccagh) Castle

Bracca Castle is a castle and is located in An Iarmhí, Leinster, Ireland . The estimate terrain elevation above seal level is 72 metres.

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Samuel Handy (1704 - abt. 1779)

Born 1704 in Ireland

ANCESTORS

Son of Samuel Handy and Jane (Lowe) Handy

Brother of Ann (Handy) Fouace, John Handy and Jonathan Handy

Husband of Lettice (Blakeny) Handy — married [date unknown] [location unknown]

Husband of Ruth (Bertrand) Handy — married 7 Sep 1742 in Dublin, Irelandmap

Husband of Lucy (Wallen) Handy — married about 1758 [location unknown]

Father of Ruth Handy, Margaret Ann (Handy) Wade, Samuel Wesley Handy, John Handy, Jane (Handy) Rose , Mary (Handy) Halahan and Lettice Handy

Died about 1779 [location unknown]

Biography Samuel Handy was born in 1704 .[1] He received an estate at Coolalough, County Westmeath from his father in 1739.[2]

He married Lettice Blakeny, daughter of Colonel Robert Blakeney, M.P. of Castle Blakeney, County Galway, Ireland. She died around 1736.

He married a second time on 7 Sep 1742 to Ruth Merfield,[3]

who was the daughter of Peter Bertrand of Dublin.[4]

He married, thirdly, Lucy Wallen around 1758.

In 1747, he became a Methodist and offered his house in Coolalough, as a base from which the early Methodist preachers in the region might work.[5]

In 1748, he was in a group riding to Athlone with the preacher Charles Wesley that was attacked by four ‘ruffians’. They were saved by the intervention of locals, one of whom drove a pitchfork into the shoulder of an attacker.

One of the attackers was captured and handed over to the high constable.[6]

In 1765, Handy was the subject of an attempted robbery:

Last night about 7 o'clock, there came to my house as young man on horseback, and knocked at my door, and said he was a servant to Mr Judge. My man open'd the door, and he came in and asked for me. Upon my coming into the Hall he told me he had a message fro me from Mr Judge, to be delivered in private. Accordingly I went with him into my parlour, where he gave me a letter, the contents of which were to give him fifty guineas, or he and his company would murder me and all my family, and burn all in the house. I turn'd tohim, seeing a pistol in his hand, and two in his belt, told him I had no money there, and asked him to come to my own room where it was, to which he consente; but as I came thro' my kitchen I turn'd on him, and seized him by the throat and took his pistol from him, and with the assistance of my man tied him and sent him to Mullingar Gaol. His name is Joseph Priestman, and was a leather breeches maker in Dublin, and formerly lived in Francis Street.[7] Late in his life, he built a grand new house on the family estate at Coolalough called Bracca (Braccagh) Castle.[8] This would be the family seat for several generations.

Samuel died in 1779, shortly after he completed his will.[9]

Research Notes Mentioned in the will of his cousin Mary Handy of Dublin (1765).

Sources ↑ The Grand Juries of the County of Westmeath from the year 1727 to the year 1853. Ledestown: John Charles Lyons, 1853. p.110↑ Deeds of lease and release dated 20 & 21 January 1739, quoted in http://www.linleyfh.com/p470.htm#i14480 ↑ "Irish Parish Register Marriages, Ffolliott Collection," image, FindMyPast (https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=S2%2FIRE%2FWATERFORD%2FFFOLLIOTT-REGISTERS-1%2F00239&parentid=IRE%2FFFOLLIOTT%2FREG%2F005937 : accessed 3 August 2020), marriage of Samuel Handy and Ruth Merfield in Dublin on 7 Sep 1742; citing Irish Parish Register Marriages, Ffolliott Collection. ↑ Marriage settlement of Samuel Handy and Ruth Merfield aka Bertrand, quoted in http://www.linleyfh.com/p66.htm#i22449 ↑ Charles Henry Crookshank, History of Methodism in Ireland: Wesley and his times, R.S. Allen, 1885. pp.22-24.[1 ↑ Kenneth G.C. Newport, CHARLES WESLEY IN IRELAND (1747–1748): A RECONSTRUCTION FROM PRIMARY SOURCES, in Bulletin Methodist Historical Society of Ireland, pp. 124-194. At p. 138[2] ↑ Extract of a letter from Samuel Handy Esq, at Cooleylough in the county of Westmeath, dated 11 Jan 1765, in Freeman's journal, 22 Jan 1765; quoted in Samuel Handy. ↑ John Wesley, letter, 1785, quoted in https://www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/building/1540370... ↑ "Betham Genealogical Abstracts," image, FindMyPast (https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=S2%2FIRE%2FNAI%2F00763432... : accessed 1 August 2020), abstract of will of Samuel Handy Esquire of Coolylough Co Westmeath, dated 1 July 1779, proved 29 October 1779, wife Lucy H owise Wallen, son Samuel Wesley H, son John H nephew Thomas Fouace, brother John H, Charles Fouace nephew of same, daughter Ann Wade ? H, Mary H, Lettice H, and Jane H, son in law Thomas Wade; citing Genealogical abstracts of records of the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Betham's Genealogical Abstracts Prerogative Wills. (Phillips Mss) ( & Misc) C. 1681-1699 D. 1550-1694, National Archives of Ireland. See also:

http://www.linleyfh.com/p470.htm#i14480 Samuel Handy

Samuel Handy 1704

Samuel Handy (1704 - abt. 1779) Samuel Handy Born 1704 in Irelandmap ANCESTORS ancestors Son of Samuel Handy and Jane (Lowe) Handy Brother of Ann (Handy) Fouace, John Handy and Jonathan Handy Husband of Lettice (Blakeny) Handy — married [date unknown] [location unknown] Husband of Ruth (Bertrand) Handy — married 7 Sep 1742 in Dublin, Irelandmap Husband of Lucy (Wallen) Handy — married about 1758 [location unknown] Father of Ruth Handy, Margaret Ann (Handy) Wade, Samuel Wesley Handy, John Handy, Jane (Handy) Rose, Mary (Handy) Halahan and Lettice Handy Died about 1779 [location unknown] Profile manager: Paul Hancock private message [send private message] Profile last modified 7 Aug 2020 | Created 2 Aug 2020 | Last significant change: 7 Aug 2020 02:42: Paul Hancock edited the Biography for Samuel Handy (1704-abt.1779). [Thank Paul for this] This page has been accessed 87 times. Biography Samuel Handy was born in 1704.[1] He received an estate at Coolalough, County Westmeath from his father in 1739.[2]

He married Lettice Blakeny, daughter of Colonel Robert Blakeney, M.P. of Castle Blakeney, County Galway, Ireland. She died around 1736.

He married a second time on 7 Sep 1742 to Ruth Merfield,[3] who was the daughter of Peter Bertrand of Dublin.[4]

He married, thirdly, Lucy Wallen around 1758.

In 1747, he became a Methodist and offered his house in Coolalough, as a base from which the early Methodist preachers in the region might work.[5]

In 1748, he was in a group riding to Athlone with the preacher Charles Wesley that was attacked by four ‘ruffians’. They were saved by the intervention of locals, one of whom drove a pitchfork into the shoulder of an attacker. One of the attackers was captured and handed over to the high constable.[6]

In 1765, Handy was the subject of an attempted robbery:

Last night about 7 o'clock, there came to my house as young man on horseback, and knocked at my door, and said he was a servant to Mr Judge. My man open'd the door, and he came in and asked for me. Upon my coming into the Hall he told me he had a message fro me from Mr Judge, to be delivered in private. Accordingly I went with him into my parlour, where he gave me a letter, the contents of which were to give him fifty guineas, or he and his company would murder me and all my family, and burn all in the house. I turn'd tohim, seeing a pistol in his hand, and two in his belt, told him I had no money there, and asked him to come to my own room where it was, to which he consente; but as I came thro' my kitchen I turn'd on him, and seized him by the throat and took his pistol from him, and with the assistance of my man tied him and sent him to Mullingar Gaol. His name is Joseph Priestman, and was a leather breeches maker in Dublin, and formerly lived in Francis Street.[7] Late in his life, he built a grand new house on the family estate at Coolalough called Bracca (Braccagh) Castle.[8] This would be the family seat for several generations.

Samuel died in 1779, shortly after he completed his will.[9]

Research Notes Mentioned in the will of his cousin Mary Handy of Dublin (1765).

Sources ↑ The Grand Juries of the County of Westmeath from the year 1727 to the year 1853. Ledestown: John Charles Lyons, 1853. p.110↑ Deeds of lease and release dated 20 & 21 January 1739, quoted in http://www.linleyfh.com/p470.htm#i14480 ↑ "Irish Parish Register Marriages, Ffolliott Collection," image, FindMyPast (https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=S2%2FIRE%2FWATERFORD%2FFFOLLIOTT-REGISTERS-1%2F00239&parentid=IRE%2FFFOLLIOTT%2FREG%2F005937 : accessed 3 August 2020), marriage of Samuel Handy and Ruth Merfield in Dublin on 7 Sep 1742; citing Irish Parish Register Marriages, Ffolliott Collection. ↑ Marriage settlement of Samuel Handy and Ruth Merfield aka Bertrand, quoted in http://www.linleyfh.com/p66.htm#i22449 ↑ Charles Henry Crookshank, History of Methodism in Ireland: Wesley and his times, R.S. Allen, 1885. pp.22-24.[1 ↑ Kenneth G.C. Newport, CHARLES WESLEY IN IRELAND (1747–1748): A RECONSTRUCTION FROM PRIMARY SOURCES, in Bulletin Methodist Historical Society of Ireland, pp. 124-194. At p. 138[2] ↑ Extract of a letter from Samuel Handy Esq, at Cooleylough in the county of Westmeath, dated 11 Jan 1765, in Freeman's journal, 22 Jan 1765; quoted in Samuel Handy. ↑ John Wesley, letter, 1785, quoted in https://www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/building/1540370... ↑ "Betham Genealogical Abstracts," image, FindMyPast (https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=S2%2FIRE%2FNAI%2F00763432... : accessed 1 August 2020), abstract of will of Samuel Handy Esquire of Coolylough Co Westmeath, dated 1 July 1779, proved 29 October 1779, wife Lucy H owise Wallen, son Samuel Wesley H, son John H nephew Thomas Fouace, brother John H, Charles Fouace nephew of same, daughter Ann Wade ? H, Mary H, Lettice H, and Jane H, son in law Thomas Wade; citing Genealogical abstracts of records of the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Betham's Genealogical Abstracts Prerogative Wills. (Phillips Mss) ( & Misc) C. 1681-1699 D. 1550-1694, National Archives of Ireland. See also:

http://www.linleyfh.com/p470.htm#i14480 Samuel Handy

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Handy-1934

FAMILY: HANDY Family name: Handy

Family title:

Description: The Handys of Brackagh Castle and Coolalough, parish of Ardnurcher, Moycashel, Co Westmeath, intermarried with the Ormes of Co mayo

and with the Flemings of Co Sligo. 

They were strong supporters of the Methodist movement in the mid 18th century.

Estates:

Handy - A county Westmeath family, prominent Methodists, who owned land in the Killala area from at least the late 18th century.

They made a large claim for damages after the 1798 rebellion. 

In 1859 Samuel Handy advertised for sale in the Landed Estates' Court,

his house, demesne and mill at Ballintober, at one time part of the Orme estate. 

Other Handy property in the parish of Kilfian was subsequently sold.

The property at Carrowmore, barony of Kilconnell, county Galway, which had been in the Handy family since the early 1700s,

was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates court
in November and December 1858. 

An earlier sale, in June 1857, had included lands at Kilconnell, county Galway

and the baronies of Tirawley, county Mayo and Corran, county Sligo.
Lands in the parish of Aughrim are recorded as the propery of  P. Handy at the time of the 1st Ordnance Survey. 

The Irish Times reported on a sale of Bennett and Handy property in the Landed Estates Court in July 1867.

These lots were purchased by Mr. Findlater.

In 1876 Samuel Handy of King's Co (county Offaly) held 2030 acres and a Samuel Handy of county Roscommon held 553 acres in county Mayo.

At the same time Alexander K. Handy held over 350 acres in county Galway. http://landedestates.nuigalway.ie/LandedEstates/jsp/family-show.jsp...

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Jonathan Handy (circa 1704 - before 14 August 1759)

    Jonathan Handy was born circa 1704 in Ireland. He is described as the eldest son of Sam in the Registry of Deeds. He was the son of Samuel Handy and Jane or Joan Lowe. Jonathan Handy was mentioned in a conveyance of property on 26 November 1717. Deed of Settlement made by George Warburton, then deceased, bearing date the 26 Nov 1717, granted and demised to Samuel Handy of Aughrim, co.Galway, gentleman, 1400 acres of the lands Aughrim, Attydermott etc. The interest in these lands granted and demised by said lease, having subsequently become vested in Samual Handy (the youngest son of the Lessee in said lease). George Warburton was proobably the George Warburton of Aughrim & Firmount, MP for Gowran, who was appointed postmaster-general of Ireland in 1702. He died 14 Nov 1709, haing married Anne L'Estrange, of Moystown, by whom he left issue including George of Aughrim and Firmount, MP for Galway who married Miss Trench, aunt to the first Earl of Clancarty. Jonathan Handy married Margery Levens on 9 May 1731? In St Michan, Dublin. He may be: Jon & Handy & Margery Levens in the presence of Christopher Ennis, Wm Flannagan, Mrs Hunt & Catherin Faran. Jonathan Handy's use of the property Indenture of lease & release between Samuel Handy of Brackareagh, Westmeath, gent & Rev Wm Crowe re lands in Aghrim, lately in the occupation of Mr Jonathan Handy.... saves the church seating for himself and his family when in district. Samuel Handy to build a tuck mill. Signed by Samuel Handy & William Crowe, attested by Jonathan Handy, eldest son of the said Samuel Handy. was registered on 24 April 1735 in Aughrim, Galway, Ireland. Jonathan Handy married Hannah Unknown (Handy) circa 1735.
    In Samuel Handy's will dated 3 March 1740 in Brackareagh, Ardnurcher or Horseleap, Jonathan Handy was named as heir. A Jonathan Handy, Temple Maccatire, co. Westmeath, gent, was party to an indenture with Arthur, Lord Bishop of Meath dated 18 Feb1743. A resident of Templemacateer, County Westmeath, Ireland, the son of a lieutenant in Oliver Cromwell's army, elder brother of Samuel Handy, and a member of the Methodist society at Templemacateer. John Wesley preached in Jonathan Handy's house on Friday evening, 2 April 1748. At a meeting at Tyrrellspass (also County Westmeath) three days later (5 April), John Wesley indicated that Handy, "greatly sorrowing before, was now enabled to rejoice in God. . ." Charles Wesley preached at Jonathan Handy's house at Templemacateer on 9 February 1748. 5, April 1748. Our room was filled at five. After preaching I examined the Classes. I found a surprising openness among them. When I asked one in particular, "How he had lived in time past? " he spread abroad his hands, and said, with many tears, "hear I stand, a grey-headed monster of all manner of wickedness;" which I verily believe, had it been desired, he would have explained before them all. Much in the same manner spoke one who came from Connaught, but with huge affliction and dismay: we determined to wrestle with God in her behalf, which we did for above and hour: and he heard the prayer, so that her soul was filled with joy unspeakable. Mr. Jonathan Handy, greatly sorrowing before, was also now enabled to rejoice in God....
    Jonathan Handy made a will dated 6 February 1759 in Brown St, Dublin. He described himself as Jonathan Handy of Brown Street in Dublin, gent and gives to his wife Hannah Handy for life the lease of Templem'Tire and lands Ballinakill & Killeenesallasan. He also mentions his daughter Jean Oakes & son Samuel Handy. He bequeaths Ballynakill to his son Samuel Handy & his issue. If they fail then to brother John Handy etc., if they fail then to brother Samuel Handy etc., if they fail then to sister Anne Fouace. His executors were to be his wife and daughter.
    Jonathan died before 14 August 1759 in Dublin, Ireland.
    His will was proved on 14 August 1759 at the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland. Jonathan Handy, gent, of John St, Dublin. The Genealogical Office pedigree, states Jonathan Handy of Brown/Brain St, Dublin, gent. Rev Richard Fleming Handy in 1859 states that his grandfather Samuel had a brother Jonathan Esq. of Bracca Castle who died without issue and left Samuel his fortune. Probate was granted to the executors named in his will.
    Jonathan Handy was mentioned in the will of John Handy dated 29 November 1763. He was described as his brother. Children of Jonathan Handy and Hannah Unknown (Handy) Jane Handy b. c 1735?, d. b 1764 Samuel Handy+ b. a 1740?    https://linleyfh.com/p465.htm#i9593

i think there is a generation actually missing and, they use a lot of the same names for their kids this is worse than trying to put ruthven family together :(

this fits - but; there is a lot work required to put it together http://www.jeepit.com/Genealogy/alcf295.html

"even circus-goers at James Handy's equestrian exhibitions in Leicester Square,
at the height of the autumn of 1794 tresson trials,  witnessed a boy playing "god save the king" on a violin while riding on horseback." - maybe Ben was the son of james on the horse ?
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