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Crest of Sir Thomas Storey

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Thursday, 31 January 2008
by Brad Storey


Extracts from an old family Bible belonging to Mrs. Nevill, and now in the possession of Dr. J. B. Story: -

    Thomas Story was married to his wife, Rebecka, 29th January, 1707-8.
    John Story was born Saturday, 25th December, 1708, at 10 o'clock of the day,
    Joseph Story was born Friday, the 4th May, 1711, at 12 o'clock of the day.
    Mary Story was born Tuesday, the 7th July, 1713, betwixt 4 and 5 in the afternoon.
    Thomas Story was born Monday, the 25th April, 1715, about 9 p.m.
    Ann Story was born Thursday, 24th January, 1716-17, betwixt 9 and 10 p.m.
    Anne Story, dyed 23rd June, 1717.
    Benjamin Story was born Monday, 14th July, 1718, at 2 a.m.
    William Story was born Tuesday, 6th September, 1720, at 2-30 a.m.
    Thomas Story, dyed the 3rd of December, 1744, in the 30th year of his age.
    Mrs. Story, dyed the 20th September, 1754, in the 71st year of her age.
    Benjamin Story, dyed November 1767, in the 49th year of his age.
    Mr. Story, dyed October 15th, 1768, in the 91st year of his age.
    John Story, dyed March loth, 1780, in the 72nd year of his age.
    Mary Lendrum, died 5th June, 1781.
    William Story, died 7th January, 1782.
    The Rev. Joseph Story, died 13th September, 1784,

John Story, an English gentleman, squandered his estate, sold his family place, Bingfield, near "Exham," Northumberland, came to Clogher under the auspices of Bishop Ashe, 1697, and settled at Corick, where he died. as recorded on the tombstone in Clogher churchyard. (His epitaph will be given in due course.) The only record of his family speaks of two sons, though, from the Registry of St. John's Lee" Church, there must have been more.

Sir George. Ashe was succeeded by J. Sterne, 1717; so that the exact year of the family coming over to Ireland is uncertain.

A note intimates that two should be three, for Bishop Story in his will leaves a legacy. of £100, to his brother, Benjamin. There may have been more sons.

Thomas Story, the elder, lived and died at Corick. Joseph Story, the second son, became Chaplain to the Irish House of Commons, Bishop of Killaloe and afterwards of Kilmore.

Issue of Thomas Story, the elder, by his wife, Rebecka, married 1807-8:-

    1708, John, died unmarried.
    1711, Joseph, Rector of Monaghan, married Widow Windus.
    1718, Mary, married George Lendrum, of Moorfield.
    1715, Thomas, died unmarried.
    1716, Annie, died young.
    1718, Benjamin, married Anne Thaker, a co-heiress.
    1720, William, died unmarried.

Thomas was succeeded by his eldest son, John, who, leaving no issue, was succeeded by his nephew, John Benjamin, son of his brother Benjamin, who died at Wicklow. On coming to Corick John Benjamin sold his inheritance in Wicklow.