I have a large amount of info on my Gillespie side. Here is some of it. If you'd like to know more I will gladly share.
Descendants of ? Gillespie
Generation No. 1
1. ?1 GILLESPIE was born in Banff Scotland.
Child of ? GILLESPIE is:
2. i. JAMES2 GILLESPIE, b. 1680, Banbridge Co. Down; d. 1750, Cork Ireland.
Generation No. 2
2. JAMES2 GILLESPIE (?1) was born 1680 in Banbridge Co. Down, and died 1750 in Cork Ireland.
More About JAMES GILLESPIE:
Burial: St Nicholas Church Cork
Facts (Facts Pg): Government Inspector of Linen Farms
Children of JAMES GILLESPIE are:
3. i. WILLIAM3 GILLESPIE, b. 1735, Cork Ireland; d. 1790, Cork Ireland.
ii. JAMES GILLESPIE.
Generation No. 3
3. WILLIAM3 GILLESPIE (JAMES2, ?1) was born 1735 in Cork Ireland, and died 1790 in Cork Ireland. He married ELIZABETH TEULON, daughter of WILLIAM TEULON and H. COSSART. She was born 1735.
More About WILLIAM GILLESPIE:
Cause of Death: Died of "Whisky"
Facts (Facts Pg): Governor of the Magazine at Cork
Occupation: Governor of the Magazine Cork
More About ELIZABETH TEULON:
Medical Information: Low sized women
Children of WILLIAM GILLESPIE and ELIZABETH TEULON are:
4. i. WILLIAM STAWELL4 GILLESPIE, b. June 1776, Cork Ireland; d. May 1854, Cork Ireland.
ii. DAUGTHER GILLESPIE.
More About DAUGTHER GILLESPIE:
Facts (Facts Pg): ran away with a soldier
5. iii. JOHN GILLESPIE, b. Abt. 1790; d. 1826.
6. iv. RICHARD GILLESPIE.
v. HENRY GILLESPIE, b. 1790; d. 1811.
More About HENRY GILLESPIE:
Cause of Death: Consumption
Facts (Facts Pg): Apparently died unamarried
Generation No. 4
4. WILLIAM STAWELL4 GILLESPIE (WILLIAM3, JAMES2, ?1) was born June 1776 in Cork Ireland, and died May 1854 in Cork Ireland. He married CATHERINE TERRY WILLIAMS 1815 in Cork, daughter of JOHN WILLIAMS and JANE TERRY. She was born 1797, and died April 29, 1864 in 47, Grattan Hill.
Notes for WILLIAM STAWELL GILLESPIE:
Some information on William and Catherine's children supplied by Hugh Gillespie and Wynne Parker both descendents of this clan.
More About WILLIAM STAWELL GILLESPIE:
Occupation: Music Professor
Will: Copy of will held
Notes for CATHERINE TERRY WILLIAMS:
On Friday morning, 29th inst., at her residence, 47, Grattan Hill, Catherine Terry, widow of the late William Gillespie, Esq., of this city, in the 69th year of her age.
More About WILLIAM GILLESPIE and CATHERINE WILLIAMS:
Marriage: 1815, Cork
Children of WILLIAM GILLESPIE and CATHERINE WILLIAMS are:
i. JANE5 GILLESPIE, b. 1816, Cork Ireland; m. TOM DUNSCOMBE, 1849.
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ii. LILIE GILLESPIE, b. 1817; m. ? HERVEY, 1841.
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iii. WILLIAM GILLESPIE, b. 1818, Cork Ireland; d. November 20, 1899, Racefield House KingstownCounty Devon Ireland.
More About WILLIAM GILLESPIE:
Medical (Facts Pg): 1899, Cause of death Senile decay
Occupation: Architect in Cork Ireland
iv. KATIE LESLIE GILLESPIE, b. 1820; m. ? LESLIE, 1851.
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v. SARAH WILLIAMS GILLESPIE, b. 1821, Cork Ireland; d. February 23, 1909, At New York; m. RICHARD MOORSOM HARRISON, October 13, 1860, Metropolitan Church Quebec City; b. May 23, 1814, South Shields England; d. July 10, 1881, 150 Scott Rd Quebec City.
Notes for SARAH WILLIAMS GILLESPIE:
I have a medical history of all her family written by her brother Franklin, who was a doctor in the Army Medical Corps. He says she was born in 1821, was a governess in early life, married at 30, had two sons and two daughters. She was 5ft 5ins, had dark brown hair and brown eyes. She was the tallest and most elegant of the girls, dark skinned with some colour. Her nose was rather flat on the bridge. She had moderate myopia. Her intellect was very with considerable mental energy and power, highly cultured and self reliant. A most amiable and good disposition and qualities well balanced. Not bilious.(a lot of them were). She painted, played and sang very well and had facility in acquiring languages.
Sir Henry Newbolt
1862 - 1938
Riding at dawn, riding alone;
Gillespie left the town behind;
Before he turned down the Westward road
A horseman crossed him, staggering blind.
"The Devil's abroad in false Vellore,
The Devil that stabs by night," he said,
"Women and children, rank and file,
Dying and dead, dying and dead."
Without a word, without a groan,
Sudden and swift Gillespie turned,
The blood roared in his ears like fire,
Like fire the road beneath him burned.
He thundered back to Arcot gate,
He thundered up through Arcot town,
Before he thought a second thought
In the barrack yard he lighted down.
"Trumpeter, sound for the Light Dragoons,
Sound to saddle and spur, " he said;
"He that is ready may ride with me,
And he that can may ride ahead."
Fierce and fain, fierce and fain,
Behind him went the troopers grim,
They road as ride the Light Dragoons,.
But never a man could ride with him.
Their rowels ripped their horses' sides,
Their hearts with red with a deeper goad,
But ever alone before them all
Gillespie rode, Gillespie rode.
Alone he came to false Vellore,
The walls were bare, the gates were barred;
Alone he walked where the bullets bit,
And called above to the Sergeant's Guard.
"Sergeant, Sergeant, open the gate,
Where are your officers all?" he said;
Heavily came the Sergeant's voice
"There are two living, and forty dead."
"A rope, a rope," Gillespie cried:
They bound their belts to serve his need;
There was not a rebel behind the wall
But laid his barrel and drew his bead.
There was not a rebel among them all
But pulled his trigger and cursed his aim,
For lightly swung and rightly swung
Over the gate Gillespie came.
He dressed the line, he lead the charge,
They swept the wall like a stream in spate,
And roaring over the roar they heard
The galloper guns that burst the gate.
Fierce and fain, fierce and fain,
The troopers rode the reeking flight:
The very stones remember still
The end of them that stab by night.
They've kept the tale a hundred years,
They'll keep the tale a hundred more:
Riding at dawn, riding alone,
Gillespie came to false Vellore.
More About SARAH WILLIAMS GILLESPIE:
Caste: Descendant of General SIr Robert Rollo Gillespie
Facts (Facts Pg): Description see notes
Religion: Church of England
More About RICHARD MOORSOM HARRISON:
Burial: July 12, 1881, St Matthew's Church, Lot 77 Mount Hermon Cemetery Quebec City Quebec
Census: 1891, Montcalm Ward Quebec Canada
Namesake: Descendant of a Daugther of Sir Robert Moorsom Admiral
Occupation: 1881, Lands Commission Agent, recorded in Quebec Census, Montcalm Ward Quebec, Canada FHL Firlm 1375847,NAC C-13211 Dist 79 Sub Dist LDiv 3 Page 56, Family 317
Religion: Church of England
More About RICHARD HARRISON and SARAH GILLESPIE:
Fact: Married by Rev. C. Roe
Marriage: October 13, 1860, Metropolitan Church Quebec City
vi. LUCY GILLESPIE, b. 1823.
vii. HENRY CAMERON GILLESPIE, b. March 23, 1826, Cork Ireland; d. September 22, 1902, Parawai New Zealand; m. SARAH THERSA GIBBONS, January 14, 1865; b. October 29, 1845; d. October 19, 1882.
More About HENRY CAMERON GILLESPIE:
Cause of Death: Apoplectic attack
Education: Mercantile Training
Emigration: 1859, on Troop ship "Spirit of Trade" New Zealand
Fact: 1902, Member of Thames High School Board, Harbour Board and Licencing Committee
Occupation: 1859, Timber Trade
Religion: Church warden St Georges Church Parawai
Residence: 1859, Manukau New Zealand
More About HENRY GILLESPIE and SARAH GIBBONS:
Marriage: January 14, 1865
viii. RICHARD GILLESPIE, b. 1828; d. 1862; m. ?, 1861.
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ix. FRANCIS GILLESPIE, b. 1830; d. 1850.
x. EMILY GILLESPIE, b. 1831.
Notes for EMILY GILLESPIE:
Never married. She was "a lively cheerful good natured woman of independant spirit, always preferred working for herself than being dependant on others. Emigrated to Canada , then to New York doing religious work."
xi. JOHN WILLIAMS GILLESPIE, b. July 26, 1833; d. August 12, 1887, Ticehurst County of Sussex; m. ?, 1875.
More About JOHN WILLIAMS GILLESPIE:
Marital Status: Married at age 42...wife was about 35 at marriage
Medical (Facts Pg): 1887, Cause of death congestion of the lungs (TB)
Occupation: Medical Secretary St Thomas Hospital
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xii. ISABEL GILLESPIE, b. October 10, 1834.
xiii. BOY GILLESPIE, b. 1836, Still born.
xiv. FRANKLIN GILLESPIE, b. July 05, 1837; d. March 12, 1912; m. HARRIETT ELIZA PHYLLIS FREETH; b. 1849; d. 1942.
More About FRANKLIN GILLESPIE:
Occupation: 1898, MD Brigade Surgeon Royal Military College Sandhurst
xv. SON GILLESPIE, b. 1838; d. 1838, Stillborn.
xvi. STAWELL WEBB GILLESPIE, b. 1839, Cork Ireland; d. January 04, 1886, Hot Springs AR.; m. NANNIE DELL CUMMINGS, November 27, 1872, Birmingham AL; b. 1857, Tuscaloosa AL; d. December 02, 1913, Moble AL.
Notes for STAWELL WEBB GILLESPIE:
He married at the age of 40 and had 2 sons and 1 daughter. Franklin says "He was early apprenticed to a druggist and worked hard. Mental energy good, but sporadic and uncertain. He has begun life 20 times with sanguine hopes only to fail. Quick tempered, over sanguine, not able to weigh difficulties, with very considerable energy. A flighty, shallow minded, inconsiderate man but a good arithmatician. Has been a complete failure in life. Married in America a woman of Irish descent and has 3 children." Franklin obviously believed in being honest.
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More About STAWELL GILLESPIE and NANNIE CUMMINGS:
Marriage: November 27, 1872, Birmingham AL
xvii. HUMPREY CARDEN GILLESPIE, b. March 30, 1841, Cork; d. March 22, 1898, Richmond Surrey England.
More About HUMPREY CARDEN GILLESPIE:
Facts (Facts Pg): 1878-80 70th Regt Afgan Campaign
Military service: 1864, Army Medical Corps
Rank: Lt Colonal
Retirement: 1884, Brigidear Surgeon General
5. JOHN4 GILLESPIE (WILLIAM3, JAMES2, ?1) was born Abt. 1790, and died 1826. He married LUCY ROWAN. She was born Abt. 1780 in Ratanny Co. Kerry Ireland.
More About JOHN GILLESPIE:
Cause of Death: Disease of the stomach
Facts (Facts Pg): Tall and Sallow
Medical Information: 35 - 40 years old at death
Occupation: Music Instrument Seller
Residence: 1824, 88 Grand Parade
More About LUCY ROWAN:
Facts (Facts Pg): 10 years older than John
Children of JOHN GILLESPIE and LUCY ROWAN are:
i. WILLIAM F5 GILLESPIE.
More About WILLIAM F GILLESPIE:
Cause of Death: killed himself of Dissipation
Medical Information: died about 50 years old
ii. JOHN GILLESPIE, b. 1824; d. 1827.
More About JOHN GILLESPIE:
Emigration: Married and died in USA
Facts (Facts Pg): Mulatto looks yellow skin and black hair
iii. LESLIE GILLESPIE, d. Panama.
More About LESLIE GILLESPIE:
Elected: Central America
Occupation: Panama Railway
iv. MARGARET GILLESPIE.
More About MARGARET GILLESPIE:
Facts (Facts Pg): Low and dark as a Quadroon
v. MARIA GILLESPIE.
More About MARIA GILLESPIE:
Facts (Facts Pg): Cleverest and most sensible of the 3 girls
Medical Information: Died Blind and imbecile at about 60 years of age.
vi. ANNE GILLESPIE.
More About ANNE GILLESPIE:
Medical Information: Exceedingly dark and slim
6. RICHARD4 GILLESPIE (WILLIAM3, JAMES2, ?1) He married CATHERINE WILLISON, daughter of CARDEN TERRY and CATHERINE WEBB. She was born September 27, 1769, and died April 20, 1809 in Died at * oclock Thursday evening..
More About RICHARD GILLESPIE:
Cause of Death: Prolapsus
Facts (Facts Pg): HE WAS a tall, think haggard very yellow looking man, awkward in gait & a sloudching habit. At least 6 feet tall.
Occupation: 1824, Music Instrument Seller 25 Patrick St.
Residence: 1824, 33 Patrick Street
Children of RICHARD GILLESPIE and CATHERINE WILLISON are:
i. JANE5 GILLESPIE.
ii. ELIZA GILLESPIE, m. GEORGE THOMAS.
iii. KATE GILLESPIE.
iv. SON GILLESPIE.
v. SARAH GILLESPIE.
vi. ANNA GILLESPIE.
vii. HANRY GILLESPIE.
viii. RICHARD GILLESPIE.
ix. CARDEN GILLESPIE.