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29 William Archdeacon m Mary Whitaker He is John Roger's cousin and co-heir Their family

Mary Creagh married Dominic Archdeacon

William Archdeacon, eldest son of Dominic Archdeacon by Mary Creagh, his wife, on the death of John Rogers the lunatic succeeded as one of the three coheirs-at-law. It is he who is mentioned in the text.

The Irish records indicate:

Please note that there are no birth, death or marriage records before 1700 or after about 1920. 

He married Mary, daughter of John Whitaker, by whom he had :

Mary, bom 13th November, 1753; m  James Hartley another family involved in Coal mining

Henry Archdeacon, b 1756 buried at St. Nicholas' 18th April, 1756.

William Creagh Archdeacon, bom 2nd January, 1757; died circa 1796.  Will dated Aug 1794
                       William married Rosalie Matringham at St Marylebone London in 1794
                He may have been studying medicine at the Staples Inn Buildings in 1784

Susanna, born 9th February, 1758. d    March 1814 Edinburgh 

Eleanor, born l0th March, 1759.   d    1827 St Nicholas Liverpool

Barbara Monica, born 2nd May, 1764. d 1833 New Hall Chemlsford

Elizabeth, born 27th April, 1765.    d  1849  Chelmsford London

Dominic Archdeacon, born 29th March, 1761, to whom his father gave an annuity; of Morpeth; died 27th June, 1813, 

John Whitaker Archdeacon, buried at St. Nicholas' 9th June, 1765

Edward Montagu Archdeacon, born 3rd May, 1766; Bond of marriage Feb. 22, 1791 m Maria Bend

Peter Archdeacon  born 1st August 1767, executor of his brother William; said to have left a son 

About their children:

The girls attended Bar Convent in York 

Susannah   1770
Ann        1770  (probably Mary)
Barbara    1778
Eliza      1778

Three daughters all became nuns!

Eleonora Archdeacon
Born: in Newcastle, Northd.

Benedictines, Dunkirk choir nun.
She was clothed 21 May  1777, aged 18.

Elizabeth Archdeacon, in religion Mary Augustin of the Divine Providence.
Born: 1765 in Newcastle, Northd.
Died: 15 Apr 1849 in New Hall, nr Chelmsford, Essex.

father: Mr William Archdeacon of Cork, Ireland
mother: Mary Whitekar of Newcastle, Northd

Sepulchrines, Liège choir nun.
She entered 13 May 1790.

She professed 16 Jun 1792, aged 27. Her dowry was £400. 

She was the sister of  Barbara Archdeacon.

Barbara Archdeacon, in religion Mary Aloysia of the Sacred Passion.
Born: 1764 in Newcastle, Northd.
Died: 12 Jun 1833 in New Hall, nr Chelmsford, Essex.

father: Mr William Archdeacon of Cork, Ireland                    
mother: Mary Whitekar of Newcastle, Northd

Sepulchrines, Liège choir nun.
She entered 13 May 1790.

She professed 16 Jun 1792, aged 28. Her dowry was £400. 

She was the sister of  Elizabeth Archdeacon.

Researching the Archdeacons has been very difficult, so to help anyone else I have 
continued with the Archdeacons for some generations.  One line of descendants of
Edward Montague Archdeacon are in Canada.

Had a perhaps 2 sons  According to his will his son was William Andrew

ARCHDEACON, EDWARD JOHN MONTAGU   He was a Mercantile Clerk/Company Director 
 He married Henrietta Maria from Belgium

His children

Henrietta Archdeacon  b  1819   d  1890
*Montague Archdeacon   b  1822   m  Harriet Coates nee Green m  1842  
                      Listed as a School teacher   He remarried Rosalia Louisa Smyle 
                          when he was about 40 and had  more children  Census as listed
                          below, but missing another son Edward Montagu Archdeacon  b  1863
William Creagh Archdeacon   b  1824  m  Eliza Holland Jones
Henrietta Archdeacon        b  1819

Edward Montagu Archdeacon m Violet Jackson 1892 his father was a mercantile clerk he was a commercial traveller

*Perhaps he didn't marry Rosalie, as in 1861 Census he was living with Harriet Coates! 

The following outlines his lineage.

Montagu Archdeacon
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1822
Spouse's Name:Rosalia Archdeacon
Where born:Fitz Y Ag, Middlesex, England [Fitzroy Sqr
Civil Parish:Battersea
Ecclesiastical parish:Christchurch
Registration district:Wandsworth
Sub-registration district:Battersea
ED, institution, or vessel:22
Household schedule number:26
Page Number:6
Household Members:
Montagu Archdeacon49
Rosalia Archdeacon29
Louise Archdeacon6
Isabella Archdeacon5
Elizabeth Archdeacon2
Henry Montagu Archdeacon3 Weeks
When Isabella married 1888 her father was desceased by she indicated he was a printer
William Archdeacon was buried in St. Nicholas' 27th September, 1776.

His will is dated 2nd August, 1794.
Edward Montague ARCHDEACON, gentleman, of Darlington in the county of Durham [Darlington, 
County Durham]

Date of probate: 12 February 1793
  • administration bond, penal sum £3,500, 12 February 1793 (DPRI/3/1793/A10) endorsed with certificate of oath

Edward Montague ARCHDEACON, gentleman, of Darlington in the county of Durham [Darlington, County Durham].
Date of death: 30 November 1792
Date of probate: 30 June 1826
  • letter of request, 23 June 1826 (DPRI/3/1826/A80/4) request from Durham to London to take oath
  • certificate of oath of estate value, 30 June 1826 (DPRI/3/1826/A80/3)
  • certificate of oath, 1 July 1826 (DPRI/3/1826/A80/2) reply from Official Principal of Durham at London to Durham
  • administration bond, penal sum £4,000, 30 June 1826 (DPRI/3/1826/A80/1) administration granted to William Andrew, son and acting executor of Maria Hayton widow formerly Maria Archdean relict and administratrix
Marriage day23
Marriage monthFeb
Groom's first name(s)Edward Montaque
Groom's last nameArchdeacon

Another Challenge to a Will

And another challenge against the will of Mary Archdeacon by her father John Whitaker or it may have been the lands left to her mother Susannah by her father Mr Gibson and then left to her father John Whittaker or it might be related to the lands of William Archdeacon who had been in partnership with Mr Bowes of Benwell Hall

Archdeacon against Bowes:—Benwell Hall or Tower, in the County of Northumberland. . 
Persuant to an Order of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer, at Westminster, bearing Date the 13th November 1805  made in a Cause,wherein .Peter Archdeacon and others are"Plaintiffs, 
and Andrew Robinson Bowes, Esquire, and •others are Defendants, 

All Persons having Claim on the •Fund or Sum of 9245l. 14s. 7d. in the said Order mentioned
•are, on or before the 6th Day of November next, forthwith, by their Solicitors, to come in before Abel Moysey, Esq; the Deputy-Remembrancer of the said Court, at his Chambers,
in the Exchequer-Office, in the Inner-Temple, London, and prove their respective Claims, or in Default thereof they will be peremptorily excluded the Benefit of the said Order.

—The said Sum of 9245I. 14s. 7d. is'Residue of the Sum of 10,280l. 1s. 8d. reported due by the Report of the said Deputy-Remembrancer made in the above Cause on the 15th Day of July 1805, for Principal, Interest, and Costs in Respect of the mortgage for 4400I. therein also mentioned, lent and advanced by Anbone Surtees, Esquire, deceased,
.'Executor of John Whitaker, late of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, - Esquire, deceased,
 and secured upon certain Messuages, Tenements, and Hereditaments-of the said 
Andrew Robinson Bowes, situate at Benwell, in the- County.of 'Northumberland; to which said Sum of 4400I. and all-.Interest due thereon, the Nine Children' of William Archdeacon, 
late of Newcastle-upon-Tyne aforesaid, deceased, by Mary his Wife,(late Mary Whitaker,)
 namely,William Creigh Archdeacon, (now deceased,)- Edward Montague Archdeacon, 
(also deceased,) t h e said Plaintiff Peter Archdeacon, and the Defendants
Dominick Montague Archdeacon, Susanna Archdeacon,-Elizabeth Archdeacon,
-Barbara .Monica Archdeacon, Eleonora Archdeacon, and Mary Archdeacon, now the Wife
-of James Hartley were, by.-virtue of the 'last Will and Testament of-the said 
John Whitaker, dated the 8th Day of"July 1771, entitled. •

 John Whitaker did 30th July 1773 and is buried at St Nicholas Cathedral
he married in 27 July 1729 Susanna Gibson of Earsdon Northumberland

Mr. William Gibson, merchant, left a rent-charge of 1l. per annum, out of a house in Cowgate, October 2 [...]th, 1662 

So what could be the connection between Bowes and the Archdecons and John Whittaker?


Copy of the Durham Registry 

entry of the will, 7 August 1734, of George Mallabar of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, esq., devising all real and personal estate to Dame  Jane Clavering, his sister, for life, and then to his nieces, Alice Clavering and Elizabeth Clavering, and their heirs, remainders as 
specified. Executrix: Dame Jane Clavering. Probate granted 2 September 1734

Account of coals wrought out of Ravensworth grounds by Sir Henry Liddell, belonging to 
George Bowes and John Rogers, 1746

Account of coals wrought out of lands of George Bowes and John Rogers, George Bowes and Mr. Montague, George Bowes' partners, and others, endorsed: 'Coals Wrought out of 
Ravensworth Grounds and Laydon Field by Lord Ravensworth', 1746 - 1762

Account of coals wrought out 
of the joint lands of George Bowes and the late John Rogers in 
Ravensworth township, with details of deductions and disputed pieces of land and abstract of George Bowes' and the late John Rogers' account, 1758

List of lands of Mr. Bowes and Mr. Rogers and of Mr. Bowes only in the common field and enclosures, Ravensworth, including details of field names and acreages, with related paper enclosed, n.d. [1750s]

Who was Andrew Robinson Bowes?

He was an MP.   But from what can be seen, he was a scoundrel, only interested in how much money he could get from his wives!  

 19 Jan. 1747, 1st s. of George Stoney of Greyfort and Portland, co. 
Tipperary by Elizabeth, da. of James Johnston of Ballynockane.  m. (1) 5 Nov. 1768,1 Hannah, da. and h. of William Newton of Cold Pike Hill, Newcastle coal merchant, s.p.; (2) 17 Jan. 1777, Mary Eleanor, da. and h. of George Bowes,  wid. of John Lyon, 7th Earl of Strathmore [S], 1s. 1da. On marrying her  Stoney took, under the terms of her father’s will, 

the name of Bowes. 
She divorced him 3 Mar. 1789.

Offices Held

Ensign 4 Ft. 1764, lt. 1769; half-pay 1770.

Sheriff, Northumb. 1780-1.


Of  Irish gentry and great-nephew of Maj.-Gen. Andrew Robinson (equerry to 
the Princess Dowager of Wales), this Member became connected with 
Newcastle through his first marriage. Hannah Newton had inherited Cold 
Pike Hill and a fortune of £20-30,000; he treated her abominably; but at
 her death retained her property.

 His second wife had inherited Gibside, Streatlam Castle, and a fortune of about £600,000, which, however, as ‘the effect of a lucid interval’ (as Lord Chancellor Thurlow put it) she
 had by pre-nuptial deeds conveyed to trustees; ‘by the terrors of personal violence’ he

made her rescind them; even then his treatment of her grew more and more outrageous;

 and being ‘of a very savage and tormenting disposition’ he resorted to physical cruelty.

 The story of that marriage is fully told in contemporary and recent literature

A  month after his marriage to Lady Strathmore a vacancy occurred at Newcastle, and Bowes (as he now was) declared his candidature.
 Supported by the local radicals, he carried on a demagogical campaign, but lost by 95 votes on a poll of 2231. He stood again in 1780, described by Robinson as ‘not adverse’ to the Government. This time he won by 50 votes. ‘Bowes is not the kind of colleague that a man

would wish for’, wrote Nicholas Ridley, brother of the other successful candidate, 25 Sept. 1780. ‘... On Thursday the new-elected Members are to give a joint ball; we have not much expectation of the brilliancy of it as many of the neighbouring people are so very much dissatisfied with Bowes that they will not even go to a ball of his giving though on 
occasion of an election.

 On 17 Feb. 1781 Charles Jenkinson wrote to John Robinson that the Duke of Northumberland

could ‘secure Mr. Bowes’

 But on 12 Dec. 1781, on Lowther’s motion against the American war, he voted with

 Opposition; on the motion against the Admiralty, 20 Feb. 1782, he seems to have voted with Administration; was absent from two divisions concerning America; and again voted with 
the Government over two motions directed against them, 8 and 15 Mar. In short, he would not vote for the American war but would not join in condemning the North Government as such.

He was after an Irish peerage, and hoped to obtain it from North.

On 30 May 1782 Bowes wrote to Shelburne a long and verbose letter, disingenuous and empty, full of self-justification and in a high-falutin style. The winter of 1782-3 he spent in

the north; and on 19 Feb. 1783 he wrote to Shelburne from Gibside: ‘it has not been in my

 power this winter, on account of a severe indisposition, to attend my duty in Parliament’.

 But to a friend he wrote, 15 Apr. 1783: ‘A want of money, not a want of health, has detained me here so long.
 There is a good deal of bombast before the point is reached—‘I wish your Lordship ...

to think me a moderate man who is so far endowed with common sense as not to be self

sufficient ... I am only prompted by my ardour to obtain an object to which my mind has

 been long attached’:

Lord North had absolutely promised him an Irish peerage; his application  ‘was supportedand enforced by the Duke of Northumberland’, but there was procrastination; still, North,

after he had resigned, assured the Duke ‘that his Majesty approved of my wish; and that an Irish peerage would be conferred on me with the first opportunity’. He now repeats the
 request, ‘stimulated by my own enterprising mind and by my strong idea of your Lordship’s generosity’.

In March 1783 Robinson listed Bowes as connected with the Duke of Northumberland. On 7 May 1783 Bowes voted for Pitt’s parliamentary reform proposals. He did not vote on 
Fox’s East India bill; was listed by Robinson in January 1784 as ‘doubtful, some hope’; and was expected by him to retain the seat. But Stockdale’s list of 19 Mar. classed him as

 ‘Opposition’; and according to a news report in the Chelmsford Chronicle of 9 Apr., he had
entirely prejudiced his chances ‘by his unfortunate attachment to Mr. Fox’. The election

 ended on 26 Apr., and on the 29th Nicholas Ridley wrote to his half-brother Richard:9

As we were preparing to go to the hustings, a messenger arrived from Mr. Bowes to inform us that he declined the poll, but would meet us at the place of polling as he had something to say to people: he made a handsome farewell speech ... Mr. B’s leavetaking seemed to be for ever.
His only recorded speech in the House was on Lord Mahon’s election bribery bill, 19 Mar. 1784: the laws, he said, were already too severe, and repugnant in particular ‘to the interests of the lower class of constituents’; an honest mechanic, burgess of Newcastle, could not be expected to travel 300 miles at his own expense to vote at an election. Bowes never stood for Parliament again. Lady Strathmore, unable to stand the ill-treatment any longer, escaped from him in February 1785, and took legal proceedings: exhibited articles of peace against him; a bill of complaint to re-establish the antenuptial trust deeds; and filed a suit for divorce. While these were proceeding, Bowes, on 10 Nov. 1786, had her kidnapped in Oxford Street and carried off to the north, his aim being by force to put a stop to the proceedings she had brought against him. Rescued from him, she won her suits; while he spent the remaining 23 years of his life in prison or ‘within the prison rules’ first for his crime, and next for debts. He died 16 Jan. 1810.

Mary Eleanor Bowes

This adventurer induced her to marry him on 17 Jan. 1777. Stoney was a bankrupt lieutenant on half-pay, who had wasted the fortune acquired with a previous wife, Hannah Newton of Newcastle. In the following month he assumed his wife's surname of Bowes, and found that when engaged to Mr. Grey the countess had executed a deed securing her estates to herself. This she had made known to Grey, who supped with her the night before her marriage, but not to 
her husband, who by cruelty induced her to make a deed of revocation.

 John Hunter was a witness to this document, which was executed at the dinner-table. 
Two children were born  of this marriage, one of whom, William Johnstone Bowes, lieutenant in the royal navy, was lost with Sir Thomas Trowbridge in the Blenheim in 1807.

 Lady Strathmore's influence secured her husband's election as M.P. for Newcastle in 1780. He was nominated in 1777, and petitioned against Sir John Trevelyan, but lost the election. He was also sheriff of Newcastle. Bowes treated his wife with barbarity and was unfaithful to her. She instituted proceedings in the ecclesiastical courts for a divorce, and escaped from her husband, against whom she exhibited articles of the peace in the court of king's bench on 7 Feb. 1785. On 10  Nov. 1786 she left her house in Bloomsbury Square to call on 
business at a Mr. Foster's in Oxford Street, when she was abducted by a gang of men in the pay of her husband. 

At Highgate Bowes made his appearance. Lady Strathmore was hurried off to Straithland
 Castle. After much brutal  ill-treatment she was rescued by some husbandmen and taken back to London by her deliverers. Bowes and his colleagues were convicted of conspiracy and 
sentenced on 26 June 1787 to a fine of 300l., imprisonment of three years, and to find 
securities for good behaviour for fourteen years. 

The deed by which she had placed her estates under the control of Bowes was invalidated on the ground of duress on 19 May 1788. The court of delegates made a decree of divorce on
 2 March 1789 against A. R. Bowes. On the following day the lord chancellor pronounced
 in favour of the validity of the deed executed before marriage by Lady Strathmore, who was thus restored to the control of her own fortune. 

Bowes became in 1790 an inmate of the king's bench prison, but in the following year behaved creditably during a riot in the prison, and his imprisonment was relaxed. Lady Strathmore died at Christchurch, Hampshire, on 28 April 1800, and was  buried in Westminster Abbey, arrayed in 'a superb bridal dress.' Her persecutor survived her until 16 Jan. 1810. 
There are engraved portraits  of both husband and wife. 

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