Category Archives: Maffett Family

Contains information on the Maffett family.

Deane Family Photographs.

The first photograph was provided by Pat Chambers and the remaining six photographs were supplied by Hector Deane.

Bride's family at the wedding of Marcella Amelia Maffett (Milla) and Alexander Sharpe Deane (Ayr) on the 5th March 1889.
Bride's family at the wedding of Marcella Amelia Maffett (Milla) and Alexander Sharpe Deane (Ayr) on the 5th March 1889.

From left to right they are – seated Henry Telford Maffett, Madeleine Smartt (nee Maffett), Marcella Amelia Maffett (the bride), William Maffett (father of the bride), Oswald Maffett, Marcella Maffett (nee Bayly, mother of the bride), the two children in front are Bayly and Ruth Spencer, while standing are Edward Spencer, Edward Maffett, Emily Maffett, Cecil Harmsworth, Gertrude Spencer (nee Maffett), Reginald Maffett, Alexander Sharpe Deane (the groom), Arthur Maffett, his wife Isabel Maffett (nee Loughnan), Gerald Maffett and an unkown person.

The photograph was taken outside St Helena, Finglas, Dublin, the home of William Hamilton Maffett.

Marcella Amelia Deane (Milla) with her son Hugh.
Marcella Amelia Deane (Milla) with her son Hugh.
Group photo at Paklioe, 1892
Group photo at Paklioe, 1892

Paklioe 1892, Milla and Hugh are seated at the front right while A S Deane is standing behind them.

Back Row (Left to Right): Captain Stewart, Mr Brennan in Customs, Lieutenant Hewitt of the Porpoise, Mr White, Commissioner of Customs, Captain Howe, Commander of the Porpoise, Ayr Deane.

Front Row (Left to Right): Monsieur Gauthier the French Consul, Mr Frank White, Mr Maggofthe? Hugh Deane, Milla Deane.

Charles Chatterton Deane and family.
Charles Chatterton Deane and family.

Milla takes a photograph of the family of Charles Chatterton Deane in the garden at Loughgall, Co Armagh, 1908.

Cecil Hamilton Deane with his Uncle Addison at Newlawn, 1908.
Cecil Hamilton Deane with his Uncle Addison at Newlawn, 1908.
Hugh Alexander Sharpe Deane in his Uncle Hal's car at Newlawn, 1911.
Hugh Alexander Sharpe Deane in his Uncle Hal's car at Newlawn, 1911.
Hugh and Cecil seated on the steps at Newlawn House.
Hugh and Cecil seated on the steps at Newlawn House.

The Engagement of Alan Maffett and Annette Blackburn

CAPTAIN A. MAFFETT AND MISS A. BLACKBURN

The engagement is announced, and the marriage will shortly take place in Sierra Leone, between Captain Alan Maffett, R.A., youngest surviving son of Colonel and Mrs R. E. Maffett of Maidenhead, and Annette Blackburn, Q.A.R.A.N.C., elder daughter of Mr. W. Blackburn and of the late Mrs. Blackburn, and stepdaughter of Mrs. W. Blackburn.

The Times, 21st July 1949.

See also: The Family of Alan Maffett and Annette Blackburn

Henry Telford Maffett and the Royal School, Armagh

Henry Telford Maffett, born, 24th March 1872, youngest son of William Hamilton Maffett, B.L. of Finglas, Co.Dublin. At the school 1884. 2nd Lieut Leinster Regt 2nd June 1894; Capt 12th August 1900. Served in the N Nigeria operations against Bida and Kontagora 1901 (medal and clasp). Also in the NWF of India against the Mohmands (medal and clasp).
Killed in action in France 20th October 1914.

These details were taken from Major Ferrar’s Register of the Royal School, Armagh, W & G Baird, 1933.

See also: The Family of William Hamilton Maffett and Marcella Adelaide Bayly

Marriage of John Francis Maffett and Delia Violet Harrison

MR. J. F. MAFFETT AND MISS HARRISON

The marriage took place at Holy Trinity, Prince Consort Road, on Saturday of Mr. John Francis Maffett, 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, eldest son of Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs. R. E. Maffett, of Wellington Lodge, Maidenhead, and Miss Delia Violet Harrison, only daughter of the late Mr. Percy Harrison and of Mrs. Harrison of 12, Courtfield Gardens, S.W.  The Rev. J. O. Hannay officiated, assisted by the Rev. W. R. Flex.

The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. W. Maxwell Harrison, wore a medieval gown of gold lamé with the train cut in one with the skirt.  Her veil of antique Brussels lace was held in place by a headdress of orange-blossom and she carried a bouquet of yellow roses, lilies-of-the-valley, and white heather.  There were two bridesmaids – Miss Mary Pearson and Miss Barbara Harris; and Mrs. Webster was a matron of honour.  They wore dresses of peach-coloured velvet with headdresses of pink and gold leaves and carried bouquets of pink chrysanthemums.  Mr. John Reed, R.N., was best man and, like the bridegroom, wore uniform.  A guard of honour was formed by representatives of The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.

A reception was held at 8, Chesterfield Gardens, and then the bride and bridegroom left for their honeymoon, the bride travelling in a rust-coloured dress and hat and a fur coat.

Among the guests were:- Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs. R. E. Maffett, Mr. and Mr. Cecil Harmsworth, Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs. W. G. Neale, Sir Frank and Lady Newnes, Miss Harrison, Miss E. Harrison, Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Randle and Lady Mainwaring, Mrs. Sharp Deane, Mr. Gerard Maffett, Mr. Alan Maffett, Viscount Rothermere, Baron and Baroness de Rutzen, Colonel and Mrs Garstin, Lady King, Mr. and Mrs. Vyvyan Harmsworth, Sir Harold Harmsworth, Mr. Anthony Neale and Mr. Guy Neale.

The Times, 21st December 1936.

See also: The Family of John Francis Maffett and Delia Violet Harrison

Gerard Hamilton Maffett and the Battle of Britain

In the article John Francis Maffett and Gerard Hamilton Maffett I gave some detail on how Gerard was killed in the Battle of Britain. The following site:

http://www.waltonnaze.demon.co.uk/print/index.html shows a painting of the Hurricane P3175 carrying the DT-S markings of Gerard Maffett’s plane. Prints of the painting are being sold to raise funds for the restoration of a Hurricane Mk 1.

See also: The Family of The Family of Reginald Ernest Maffett and Gwendoline Mary de Rutzen


The Stanley, Bell and Maffett families

The relationship between the Stanley and Bell families was created when John Stanley married Catherine Sarah Bell, at the time of the marriage both their fathers John Stanley and Matthew Bell were general merchants in Armagh. The relationship between the Stanley and Maffett families was through the Bell family, and it was probably this relationship that allowed John Stanley to describe himself as a solicitor with offices in Armagh and Dublin.

The relationship between the Bell and Maffett families is a lot closer. According to family legend Matthew Bell was engaged to Margaret Crookes of Clogher, William Maffett came along and married her on 11th November 1809 and Matthew ended up marrying her sister Sarah Crookes probably in the same year. Both sisters were daughters of James Crookes who taught at the Royal School in Armagh. The families were brought closer when William and Margaret’s daughter Anne Marie married Matthew and Sarah’s son Matthew Robert on 28th April 1835, and again when a daughter Ellen Amelia of William’s second marriage to Margaret Finlayson married Alexander Bell on 5th August 1862, Alexander being the son of Matthew’s brother Thomas.

The Maffetts were presumably included in ‘The Stanley Family Tree’ so that Lord Northcliffe and Lord Rothermere’s name could be included.

See also: The Family of John Stanley and Catherine Sarah Bell
The Family of Matthew Robert Bell and Anna Maria Maffett
The Family of Alexander Bell and Ellen Amelia Maffett

Everard Hamilton ‘Hamilton Memoirs’

In 1891 Everard Hamilton compiled ‘Hamilton Memoirs: Historical and Genealogical Notices of a Branch of that Family which settled in Ireland in the Reign of King James I’.
A second edition was published in 1920. A copy of this second edition has been published on the web by Colin Fendall Butler Hamilton.

Chapter 20 gives the descendants of William Maffett,

http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/famhist/sel … /CH20.html

 

Chapter 21 gives the descendants of Alfred Harmsworth who married Geraldine Mary the daughter of William Maffett,

http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/famhist/sel … /CH21.html

Everard and Helen Hamilton and others
Everard Hamilton is seated on the left and Helen Hamilton is seated in the centre. The person seated on the right is W.A. White, the three children are Daphne, Desmond & Eric Harmsworth and their mother Emilie Harmsworth née Maffett is standing on the right. The photo was probably taken at Henley in 1912.