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The BERNARDS OF PALACE ANNE
A Sketch of Palace Anne in 1834
In 1834, Palace Anne, the residence of Captain Beamish Bernard is described as follows "The house is an ancient brick built mansion erected in the 17th century by the ancestor of the present proprietor. The principal front is one hundred and forty feet long consisting of a centre and wings; the centre rises into three ornamental gables in the old French Style. Before the house there is a large pleasure garden, in which the clipped yews and hollies and the old parterres have been scrupulously preserved in the taste of past ages. To the rear ascends a broad high hill, clothed with fine oak and walnut trees." Palace Anne was sold by Arthur Beamish Bernard in 1875 having been built in 1715. Little is now left of the ruin.
A short history of the Bernards of Palace Anne
See the Bernards of Castle Bernard for the family history up to Arthur's birth in 1666
Francis and Mary had
Arthur had Palace
Anne built for him in 1714s. It was abandoned by 1875 and
the ruins were demolished in the late 1950s.
(i)Thomas Beamish, Major 83rd regiment
unmarried and buried 16 Nov 1823,(ii) Arthur Beamish
unmarried and buried 19 Jan 1855 (Successor to his uncle, Thomas Bernard Esq). (iii)
Vincent Beamish, lieutenant, 8th Kings regiment died in the West Indies
in 1796, (iv) George Beamish (captain 31st regiment)
died unmarried, (v) Bernard Beamish
(lieutenant 84th regiment) who m Elizabeth Beamish, daughter of
John Beamish on 5 Jan 1839. Buried 22 Nov 1871 without issue, (vi)
Samuel Beamish, captain 84th regiment m Ellen,
daughter of Godfrey Byrne
and had issue. (vii) Adderley
Beamish (Captain 31st regiment) b 18th Oct 1795 m , Frances, daughter and heiress of
General George Bernard by Elizabeth daughter of Metcalfe Proctor, Esq of
Thorpe, Yorkshire and had issue Mary Isabella Beamish Bernard b
10 May 1825, d Mar 1865. Captain Adderley Beamish Bernard m 2ndly
Anne Catherine Walker and had issue: Colonel George Adderley Hale
Beamish Bernard b 23rd Jul 1846, d 29th Dec 1912 and Lieutenant Richard
Stanley de la Poer Beamish Bernard b 20 Feb 1852 and d 17 Sept
1900.(viii) Richard Beamish d unm (ix) Elizabeth Beamish who married
Thomas Austen Esq of Skeaf House,
Kilmaloda, Cork (x) Mary Beamish who married William
Sullivan (Major 79th regiment) on 23 Apr 1800 (xi) Jane Beamish,
(xii) Anne Beamish.
Thomas (heir) married Harriet Lucas and died without issue so was succeeded by his nephew Arthur Beamish who assumed the surname and arms of BERNARD, ie became Arthur Beamish Bernard Esq of Palace Anne.
Arthur Beamish Bernard,
son of Samuel Beamish and Ellen of Mamore in the parish of Killowen,
born 20th January 1831, married on 14th November 1852 Elizabeth
MacCarthy who was born 15th October 1830 in Dublin. Arthur died in
Jefferson, Wisconsin on 22nd June 1888. He arrived in America on
18th September 1850 on the "Roscius" from Liverpool aged 19. He
moved to Palmyra, Jefferson, Wisconsin in 1852 and by 1856 owned a
240 acre farm. In 1875 he sold Palace Anne. He fostered a
child, Richard McCarthy who was born about 1862
29th November, 1823. Baptism of Adderley Bernard, son of Arthur B. Bernard Esq and Margaret Hennigin, parish of Kinneigh. Illegitimate. This birth was recorded in the Murragh parish records.
The Ruins of Palace Anne pre 1950
Lineage of Justin Trudeau.
Francis (see above), son of Arthur and Anne married Elizabeth and had issue at least one son Charles who married Mary Ford. They had issue at least a son Francis James Bernard who married Esther Farquhar. They had issue at least one son Alfred George Farquhar Bernard who married Elisabeth Antoinette Moor. They had issue at least one son Charles Grant Bugden Bernard who married Annie Oliphant Cornelia Purvis. They had issue at least one son Thomas Kirkpatrick Bernard who married Rose Edith Ivens. They had issue at least Doris Kathleen Bernard who married James Sinclair. They had Margaret Joan Sinclair who married Pierre Elliott Trudeau. They had issue Justin Pierre James Trudeau b 1971.