Paul Frecker
Fine Photographs

Susan Emily Macaulay
(1847 – ? )
11 December 1862

Volume 9, page 337, sitting number 12,344.

[The sitter has signed and dated (8 February 1863) the reverse of the mount in ink.] 

Born in or about 1847 in County Antrim, Ireland, Susan Emily Macaulay was the youngest daughter of James Macaulay of Glenville, County Antrim.

On 14 December 1870 at Woodburn Church she married Richard Joseph White of Frankfort, County Limerick (Warder and Dublin Weekly Mail, 24 December 1870). On the same day in the same church her older sister Helena Robertson Macaulay married Francis Andrew Reid of Liverpool.

Richard Joseph Wright, RM, died, aged 37, on 20 June 1878 ‘at his residence, Tannagh, Rockcorry, County Cavan’ (Belfast Weekly News, 6 July 1878). According to Freeman’s Journal (3 July 1878), the cause of death was ‘heart disease.’

Susan appears on the 1881 census, a 34-year-old widow living with or visiting her sister Helena and her brother-in-law Francis Reid, a ‘general broker,’ at their home in Toxteth Park, Lancashire.

On 4 June 1892 at St Anne’s Church in Belfast Susan married secondly James Gilbert Kennedy, ‘only surviving son of [the] late Evory Kennedy, DL, of Belgard Castle, Clondalkin, and 20 Queensbury place, London.’ An announcement of the marriage describes her as ‘Susan Emily, widow of the late Richard J. White, of Frankfort, county Limerick, and youngest daughter of [the] late James Macaulay, of Strathearn, Dunmurray’ (Cork Constitution, 7 June 1892). Dr Kennedy’s wife Linda had died in 1890, leaving him with a daughter, Eileen.

This marriage was also short-lived. James Gilbert Kennedy died on 10 December 1895 at Lisnavagh, County Carlow (Belfast Weekly News, 14 December 1895).

I have been unable to trace the death of Mrs Susan Emily Kennedy.

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