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Additions in November 2017

The Marriages of Dorothea Sinnamon.

Dorothea married twice, she first married Sinnamon Noble in the 1830s. Following his death in 1841, she married Benjamin Deane Wilson on the 1st January 1847.

The Family of Sinnamon Noble and Dorothea Sinnamon
The Family of Dorthea Sinnamon and Benjamin Deane Wilson.

Noble Index

Catherine Ashmuir Noble (1879-1966)
Elizabeth Frances Cross Noble (1882-19??)
Emily Ann Noble (1884-19??)
John Noble (1751-1827)
Lilias Wentworth Noble (1881-1948)
Mary Harpur Noble (1876-19??)
Sinnamon Noble (1793-1841)
Sinnamon Noble (1837-1904)

Introduction to the Noble Family

Catherine Ashmuir Bamford lived with my parents from their marriage until her death in the 1960s. My mother was employed by Mrs. Bamford’s husband Walter when she left school in 1938 and she lived with them in 30 Springfield Road, Warrenpoint. Following the death of Mr. Bamford in 1950, my parents married and initally lived with Mrs. Bamford in Springfield Road until 1953 when they all moved to 2 Newry Road, Warrenpoint.

Mrs Bamford’s maiden name was Noble, and as her family came from the Armagh area I often wondered if she was related to the Stanley family but I have only recently found a relationship. Mrs Bamford’s father and grandfather were both named Sinnamon Noble. Her grandfather Sinnamon married Dorothea Sinnamon in the 1830s but died in 1841 his wife married again to Benjamin Deane Wilson in 1847.  [See the Marriages of Dorothea Sinnamon]. Their daughter Catherine Jane Wilson married Henry Robinson Stanley and in this way the families were linked. The two families knew each other well, Mrs. Bamford’s mother and her sister Emily are listed as visitors with Caroline Matilda Stanley of Seaview, Warrenpoint in the 1901 census. Mrs. Bamford’s father Sinnamon Noble acted as Land Agent for John Stanley of the Pavilion, Armagh when he had severe medical problems in 1869 and could no longer manage his property.

The Nobles are descended from John Noble (1761-1825) who was a stalwart of the Methodist Church in Armagh. There is a memorial in the church in Abbey Street to him.

The Family of Sinnamon Noble and Catherine Harpur

Sinnamon Noble (1837-1904)
Catherine Harpur (184?-19??)
Married: 1875
Mary Harpur Noble (1876-19??)
Catherine Ashmuir Noble (1879-1966)
Lilias Wentworth Noble (1881-1948)
Elizabeth Frances Cross Noble (1882-19??)
Emily Ann Noble (1884-19??)

Sinnamon Noble married Catherine Harpur probably in Dublin in first quarter of 1875. The couple separated around the time of the birth of their fifth daughter Emily Ann. Sinnamon died at Ussher Quay, Dublin on 28th July 1904 and was buried in the graveyard at St Marks Church of Ireland, Armagh on 30th July 1904. Catherine died on 28th May 1916 in Dublin. They had at least 5 children.

Mary Harpur Noble was born on 22nd September 1876 and baptized 26th December 1876 in St Marks Church of Ireland, Armagh. The family’s address is given as Thomas Street, Armagh and the father’s occupation as Land Agent.

Catherine Ashmuir was born on 18th May 1879 and baptized 20th July 1879 in Eglish Church of Ireland, Co Armagh. The family’s address for this and subsequent baptisms is given as Lisnafeedy, Co Armagh and the father’s occupation as Gentleman. Catherine was confirmed at St Patricks Cathedral (Church of Ireland), Armagh on 1st September 1897 aged 18. She married Walter Worthington Bamford in St James Church of Ireland, Moy on the 3rd October 1917

Lilias Wentworth was born on 22nd June 1881 and baptized 18th December 1881 in Eglish Church of Ireland, Co Armagh. She did nor marry, and lived for a time at Rosemount, Ballyedmond, Killowen, Co Down. She died on 14th May 1948 and was buried in the graveyard at Clonallon Church of Ireland.

Elizabeth Frances Cross was born on 9th October 1882, and baptized 24th August 1883, in Eglish Church of Ireland, Co Armagh.

Emily Ann was born on 26th August 1884, and baptized 15th February 1885, in Eglish Church of Ireland, Co Armagh.

See also: The Noble Family in the Parish Registers of Eglish and Armagh
Lilias Wentworth Noble and Elizabeth Frances Cross Noble in the 1901 Census