Sunday, April 20, 2014

The PHAYRE/PHAIR Diaspora - From Ireland to Australia, Canada & the U.S.

This is a re-organisation of a blog which I commenced several months ago, and has grown a bit unwieldy.
This part has been severed from that earlier blog, which now remains committed to the family of the
"Regicide" Colonel Robert PHAIRE of County Cork. For which see...


Letitia PHAYRE, of the Parish of Kilmore, County Cavan, 1763, was my great-x-4 grandmother.
Born about 1739 (judging by her age at burial), she married Thomas MAGUIRE of Mullalougher, Co Cavan, in 1763.
In 1777 she went with her husband and their 6 children to live in Dublin, where their youngest child was born in 1782 - William MAGUIRE; his story is told in an earlier post on this

William MAGUIRE was aged 41 when he began his diary, "Un Memoir," in 1823; but in it he did not record any information about his PHAYRE grandparents. This might suggest that those grandparents were both dead before young William had become aware of his surroundings.

Of his mother Letitia, we know that she was an early member of the Methodist Society in County Cavan, and became a Class Leader there & in Dublin; and that in 1794 she succeeded her late husband Thomas as Sexton of St Patrick's (C.of I.) Cathedral in Dublin; and that she was buried with him in the family plot in the Cathedral Churchyard, known as the Vicar's Bawn, in 1812, aged 72.

We also know that Letitia's mother was living in 1766, when she too joined the Methodist Society in County Cavan, as one of 33 new members "converted" by the itinerant Minister John SMITH after his first foray into that part of Ireland:
"...During the following week, John SMITH preached twice on each of two days, at Mr MAGUIRE's, to crowded congregations, and such was the influence which accompanied his preaching that 33 persons gave their names as willing to become members of the Methodist Society; among them was Mrs MAGUIRE's '...poor, aged, blind mother,' who some time after was able to say - 'I am seventy-seven years old, and was only born today'."
[Henry CROOKSHANK, "History of Methodism in Ireland," 1886, Ch.XVII, p.197].

However, Thomas McFANN, in his obituary tribute, commemorating the lives of two of Letitia's sons, Thomas & the above-mentioned William MAGUIRE (they both died in 1844), published in 1845, took a slightly different view:
"[Letitia PHAYRE] was made the happy partaker of true religion some years before Methodism was introduced into that part [County Cavan] of the country. It was in his [Thomas MAGUIRE's] house shortly after his marriage [in 1763], that that able minister of the New Testament, Mr John BREDIN, preached his first sermon...
"Soon after [in 1766], the travelling preacher [John SMITH] came, and on his first visit, a class of thirty-three members was formed, "...amongst whom," says Mrs MAGUIRE, "...was my poor, aged, blind mother, who continued to be self-righteous until within a year of her death. When at the Lord's Table, after the cup had passed, the words repeated by the Minister came with power to her heart, and she returned home praising and glorifying God, saying - 'I am seventy-seven years old, and was only born this day'."
[Primitive Wesleyan Methodist Magazine, 1845, pp.26-37.]

I'm not sure how correct McFANN's version was in relation to the administering of the Lord's Supper - I  had understood that Methodists generally did not administer any of the sacraments until after WESLEY's death, and that in Ireland, a large proportion of Methodists continued to adhere to that admonition of WESLEY, even on his death-bed, that his followers should continue to remain  loyal to the Established Church in matters sacramental (the Primitive Wesleyan Methodists were formed, ca 1818, specifically for that purpose, and that was the Society to which the MAGUIRE family subsequently belonged).

That Letitia had become a Methodist "several years" before Methodism found its way into County Cavan might suggest one of several possibilities:
1. Letitia had met up with a Methodist in County Cavan before she married Thomas MAGUIRE - I have often wondered whether that perhaps may have been Martha CARY, of Dungiven, Co Londonderry, who was the wife (married in 1747) of Thomas NEWBURGH of Ballyhaise House (he owned the farm in Mullalougher which Thomas MAGUIRE held by leasehold from him).
2. Letitia was already a Methodist before she went to Cavan - which might suggest a possibility that she went to Ballyhaise with her parents, as a young woman, & perhaps from a place where Methodism was already well established - and might that have been Dublin?

A more detailed search for this, her first Methodist contact, might prove illuminating as to Letitia's origins, providing he can be positively identified as Mr John SMITH.
Henry CROOKSHANK ("History of Methodism in Ireland") does refer to John SMITH (1713-1774), originally from Tandragee, Co Armagh, & later of Cootehill, Co Cavan, who heard WESLEY preach there in 1758, and became a convert and class leader there; WESLEY appointed him to be an itinerant preacher on the circuit that encompassed the Counties of Cavan, Fermanagh & Monaghan, in 1766; one community he did visit in Co Monaghan was Kilmore. All in all, it appears that if SMITH had encountered Letitia PHAYRE before she received him at her husband's house in Mullalougher in 1766, it was probably at Kilmore, and that is probably where she was living when she married Thomas MAGUIRE. Or perhaps instead at Cootehill?

It may therefor be that the MAGUIRE family's removal to Dublin in 1777 was either inspired by Martha NEWBURGH alias CARY's stated friendship towards Letitia [William MAGUIRE's Memoir]; or by the MAGUIRE family's recent experience with a visiting and fatal fever [CROOKSHANKS "History..."]; or indeed that Letitia may have had PHAYRE relations living in Dublin.
However, Thomas MAGUIRE's subsequent career, in the bosom of the Church of Ireland's Cathedral Church of St Patrick, probably points to the former, as Martha, now Mrs CRADOCK, had recently gone to live with her new husband, Rev William CRADOCK, the Dean of the said Cathedral church.

It is also apparent that Letitia probably facilitated the burial of some of her own relations in her husband's grave in St Patrick's Cathedral churchyard:
1. Rebecca PHAIR, interred " the Vicar's Bawn in Thomas MAGUIRE's ground" on 29 Jul 1795.
2. Mrs Rebecca PHAIRE, aged 81, interred " T. MAGUIRE's ground" on 19 Jan 1808.
3. A child of Robert PHAIR, buried in the Vicar's Bawn, 1 Jun 1815,"... in Mr Maguire's burial place."

As Letitia's mother appears to have been aged 77 in 1766, her presumed birth in ca 1688-89 would suggest that she was neither of these Rebecca's (the 1795 burial would have to have been aged over 100 - which extreme longevity would probably have attracted specific notice - it would certainly not have escaped the attention of her grandson William MAGUIRE, & if so, surely mentioned by him in his 1823 Diary); although the younger "Mrs" Rebecca, if not a married sister-in-law, may well have been an older & unmarried sister (Mrs, as the abbreviation of Mistress, did not always have the present day meaning of a married woman).

There was an Army Pensioner record of a Thomas PHAIR, born at Ballyaise, Co Cavan; served in the 8th Dragoons; discharged aged 49, after 9 years 7 months service; his date range 1795 [TNA - WO 121/21/156]. One might speculate that the single date range entry was his year of discharge, indicating a birth in 1745, which, but for the different spelling, might have been a younger brother of our Letitia, or instead a cousin?

Further, Letitia's eldest daughter, Mary Ann MAGUIRE, appears to have married back into the PHAYRE family - in Dublin, in 1785, she married Thomas PHAYRE, who was probably related to Letitia, perhaps as a nephew or as more distant cousin.

Mary Ann MAGUIRE was born at Mullalougher, Co Cavan, on 19 Apr 1764; she was aged 13 when she went to Dublin with her family in 1777; she was interred in the Vicar's Bawn, St Patrick's Cathedral, almost certainly in the PHAYRE family plot, on 5 Aug 1802; she was married, by License of the Dublin Diocese, in 1785, to Thomas PHAYRE (possibly also of Kilmore, County Cavan), who was perhaps already her relation; he was buried with her on 5 Dec 1802; they left issue:

1. Robert PHAYRE, who settled in England with his wife Margaret TACKABURY; probably had issue:
     a. A child of Robert PHAIR was buried in the Vicar's Bawn, 1 Jun 1815,"... in Mr Maguire's burial place".
2. John PHAYRE, born in Dublin, 12 May 1790, & after his parents died in 1802, he was raised by his MAGUIRE grandmother (our Letitia PHAYRE); he then went to New York in 1817 [obituary, New York Christian Advocate, 4 Apr 1867, p.107], & became connected with the old Forsyth Street Church in New York [Matthew SIMPSON, "Cyclopedia of Methodism, &c," ca 1882]; Local Preacher, Methodist Episcopal Church, New York, & was subsequently ordained Local Deacon & Local Elder; for 42 years an Exhorter & Local Preacher, "...he devoted himself especially to work at the Almshouse, House of Refuge, House for Old People, asylums, hospitals and the Penitentiatry of New York" [SIMPSON, Op. Cit.]; he died suddenly at his residence, 201 West 30th St, New York, 4 Dec 1866, & was buried in his own plot, Cypress Hills Cemetery (see their Burial Register).

John married 1stly, Frances A. BOGERT; she died at 198 Allen St, New York, 19 Jan 1841; she was probably buried in the Forsyth Street Methodist Episcopal Churchyard, N.Y., and re-interred at Cypress Hills ca 1854-56 when that graveyard was cleared, with the best stones being relocated " look good"; they had issue:
     a. Elizabeth D. PHAYRE, born ca 1825; probably died on 30 Oct 1850, & was buried in Rev John PHAYRE's plot at Cypress Hills Cemetery; if so, she married Isaac JOLLIE, with issue.
     b. Sarah Anne PHAYRE, born 1827; she married her 2nd cousin Thomas Lancelot PIGOTT, the son of John PIGOTT & Elizabeth MAGUIRE.
     c. Francis PHAYRE, b ca 1830, died Feb 1852.
     d. (daur); probably married SMITH, with 2 children buried at Cypress Hills in Rev John PHAYRE's plot:
          i. John F. SMITH in Jan 1851, a child.
          ii. Letitia M. SMITH in Jan 1853, a child.
John married 2ndly, ca late 1841,Catherine McComb JOLLIE; she died at 325 West 30th St, New York, at noon on Monday 9 Jun 1873, aged 68 [New York Times, 10 Jun]; further issue:
     e. John Francis PHAYRE, born New York City 11 Jul 1842, B.A. from the University City of New York, died in New York 1919, having married on 20 Aug 1869, Augusta C. TALLMAN, with issue:
          i. Mary A. PHAYRE, born 1871.
3. Letitia PHAYRE, Assistant Sexton at St Patrick's, 1817; Robekeeper, 1831; Sextonness, 3 Patrick's Close South, 1842-48; Gallery Keeper, 1845; married William WHITE, Carpenter, also of St Patrick's Cathedral; he was buried there 14 Dec 1838; issue baptised at St Patrick's Cathedral:
     a. Mary Anne WHITE, born 5 May 1821, & bapt 14 May.
     b. Letitia WHITE, born 11 Jul 1823, & bapt 24 Jul.
     c. William WHITE, bapt 13 Nov 1824, & buried 6 May 1825.
     d. Henry WHITE, bapt 25 May 1826, & buried 7 Jan 1829.
     e. William Eustace WHITE, bapt 22 Apr 1827, & buried 8 Apr 1833.
     f. Thomas WHITE, born 13 Dec 1828, bapt 21 Dec, & buried 22 Mar 1845.
     g. Lucinda WHITE, born 5 Nov 1830, & bapt 25 Nov.

As there were several other PHAIRE family activities connected with St Patrick's Cathedral, I had early thought them to be potential relations of Letitia. Although it now appears they may not have been, one of them appears likely to have had a connection to descendants of Col Robert PHAIRE of Cork, who had been named on the warrant for the execution of King Charles, made me look into a possible link to that family. Their story is told further below.

But if Thomas PHAYRE was not from Kilmore, County Cavan, then he may well have been a Dublin PHAYRE; and if Letitia was already his relation before she became his mother-in-law, then perhaps Letitia's immediate family origins, as hinted at above, were indeed also in Dublin.
This possibility has also made me take a particular interest in PHAIR[E] families in Dublin, as well.

The truth of Letitia's origins may well remain untold - but there is a possibility that her grandfather may have come over to Ireland in the Protestant Army of William of Orange in 1689-90.


The family of PHAIR has continued to prosper in several parts of County Cavan, but whether their origins were in the County as far back as the 1730s is not yet known.

One strand maintained connections in or near Ballyhaise, as under-tenants to the "Lord of the Manor" in Ballyhaise House - as had Letitia PHAYRE's husband Thomas MAGUIRE back in the1760s under Thomas NEWBRIDGE.
These were the Drumliff PHAIRs, as follows:

Robert PHAIR, Senior, was recorded in the Register of Freeholders in County Cavan, for the year 1825 (enrolled for the purposes of electoral enfranchisement); his was a 40s leasehold in Drumliff, Barony of Upper Loughtee, also his residence, from Mr HUMPHRYS (of Ballyhaise House), with a term for the lease being the lives of William & Thomas WOOD and William PHAIR.
In the same Register, with identical details, were also recorded Robert PHAIR Junior, William PHAIR, George WOOD, John WOOD, James WOOD, William WOOD, William TEEVAN (all registered at Cavan on 10 Jan 1825) & John KNOX (registered on 12 Jan 1825).

John PHAIR; of Butlersbridge, County Cavan (about 5 km west of Ballyhaise); said to have married Letitia JONES; with issue:
     a. Frances PHAIR, born 25 Apr 1786; married 17 Nov 1809, John BOGUE.
     b. Emilia PHAIR, born 16 Jan 1788; married 7 May 1813, Abraham COOKE.
     c. Mary PHAR, born 2 Sep 1790; died 17 Dec 1811.
     d. Robert J. PHAIR, born Butlersbridge, County Cavan, 20 Jun 1792; emigrated to Canada then New York; married Jane WOOD; issue. See below, under "Two Irish PHAIR Families in Brooklyn" at the end of this

It is not yet clear whether this marriage of Robert PHAIR and Jane WOOD is connected to the names for lives for term of the Drumliff leaseholds - but the probability is, I believe, quite strong - and information in the Dublin Registry of Deeds may well provide confirmation.

Three groups of the PHAIR family, undoubtedly related, were enumerated at Drumliff in the 1901 Census of Ireland, as follows:

1. Robert PHAIR was born in County Cavan, ca 1816; he was at Drumliff, Ballyhaise, 1901 Census, aged 85, with wife Ann & 3 children; he died before 1911, when his widow Ann was still at Drumliff, with her 2 children, and a WOODs grandson; Robert & Ann had issue:
     a. John William PHAIR, born County Cavan, ca 1875; aged 25, with parents, 1901 Census; aged 33, with mother, 1911 Census.
     b. Robert PHAIR, born County Cavan, ca 1877; aged 23, with parents, 1901.
     c. Emily Frances or Florence, born County Cavan, ca 1885; aged 15, with parents, 1901; aged 25, with mother, 1911.

2. Susan PHAIR, born County Fermanagh, ca 1816; at Drumliff, 1901, aged 84, Farmer, with son & family; married with issue:
     a. John PHAIR, born County Cavan, ca 1847; aged 53, Farmer, with mother at Drumliff, and his wife  & their 2 children; he was still there in 1911, aged 63, with wife, married for 42 years, having had 7 children with 5 surviving; he died 8 Jul 1918, and was buried at Ballyhaise C.of I. Cemetery [M.I.]; he married on 19 Jun 1868, Isabella BROWNLEE of the Parish of Castleterra; she died 26 Jun 1913, aged 72, & was buried ditto; issue included:
          i. Emily PHAIR, born County Cavan, ca 1879; aged 21, with parents, 1901.
          ii. Alfred PHAIR, born County CAvan, ca 1886; aged 14, with parents, 1901; aged 245, wit parents, 1911.
          iii. Elizabeth Jane PHAIR; married George MANNING; died 15 Apr 1956 & was buried with her parents [M.I.].
          iv. John (Robert) PHAIR; died 18 Dec 1958, & buried at Ballyhaise [M.I.]. Perhaps instead of the next family?
          v. Samuel PHAIR.
          vi. James PHAIR.
          vii. Robert PHAIR. Possibly the same as John Robert PHAIR?
This was probably Susan SCARLETT, who is said to have married John PHAIR of Drumliff, and apparently had other issue:
     b. Mary Ann PHAIR, born 1842; emigrated to Otago,N.Z.; married in 1870, John CARTER; they went to California.
     c. Elizabeth PHAIR, born 1844; also went to Otago; died there in 1931; married 1871, John HASTINGS, with issue.
     d. Lucinda PHAIR, born 1859; married in Ireland, William WILSON; they emigrated to Otago in 1885; she died in 1938; issue.
     e. Robert William PHAIR, born 1862; went to California, ca 1876; married there,with issue.
     f. Frances PHAIR; arrived at Port Chalmers, N.Z., ca 1867; married in 1875, John ROSS.

3. William PHAIR, born County Cavan, ca 1825; at Drumhill, 1901 Census, aged 75, Farmer, with wife & 5 children; married Jane (born County Cavan, ca 1849); she was at Drumliff in 1911, with 3 children; they had issue:
     a. John Robert PHAIR, born County Cavan, ca 1882; aged 18, with parents, 1901; with mother, 1911.
     b. Fanny PHAIR, born County Cavan, ca 1884; aged 16, with parents, 1901.
     c. Maria PHAIR, born County Cavan, ca 1888; aged 12, with parents, 1901.
     d. Sarah Louise PHAIR, born County Cavan, ca 1891; aged 10, with parents, 1901; aged 19, with mother, 1911.
     e. Letitia PHAIR, born County Cavan, ca 1893; aged 7, with parents, 1901; aged 17, with mother, 1911.
Bessie PHAIR, aged 82, born County Cavan, was with this family group in 1901, recorded as a relative - perhaps William's sister.
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Another group of PHAIR families in County CAVAN was associated with the Town of Killeshandra (Killeshandra or Killyshandra), which lies to the west of the lakes district that is the lower end of the complex of lakes known as Lower Lough Erne in southern County Fermanagh.

William PHAIR, born County Cavan, ca 1802; at Killeshandra, 1841 Census, aged 39, In Keeper, married in 1829, with wife & 2 surviving children; he died in 1865, and was buried at Killeshandra on 2 May; he married on 20 Feb 1829, Isabella ARMSTRONG; they had issue:
     a. Elizabeth PHAIR, bt Killeshandra, 26 Aug 1835; aged 5, with parents, 1841; married at Killeshandra, 1863, John GIBSON of Kilbracken.
     b. Sarah Jane PHAIR, bt Killeshandra, 23 Sep 1838; died 1839, aged 7 months, of water on the brain.
     c. John PHAIR, bt Killeshandra, 4 Oct 1840; aged 7 mnths, with parents, 1841; went to Queensland, and there married, in 1867, Elizabeth STEVENS; they returned to Killeshandra; John probably contested his uncle Thomas's will in 1878.
     d. Isabella PHAIR; married in 1865, John J. MEE, a shopkeeper in Killeshandra; she was the beneficiary of her uncle Thomas's will, 1878, contested by her brother John.
     e. Annie Jane PHAIR; married 1875, Henry MORTON.
     f. Sarah PHAIR, born 8 Oct 1846.

Thomas PHAIR, born County Cavan, ca 1807; probably enlisted in the Royal Irish Constabulary, 1834, aged 26; Head Constable, Royal Irish Constabulary; died at Killeshandra, 16 Feb 1878, aged 72 [Cavan Weekly News, 22 Feb], a consistent member of the Methodist Church for many years; brother of William PHAIR of Killeshandra, Publican, and uncle of Mrs Isabella MEE, of Mrs BREWSTER, and of John PHAIR; unmarried.


John PHAIR; House Painter, 9 Golden Grove, Dublin, 1785-96 [Directory listings]; Painter, 12 Wood Street, Dublin, 1801-14.
(Unknown) FARE, buried St Nicholas Wiithout (C.of I.), Dublin, 8 Oct 1785, late of Golden Lane [the parish "church" for this body was the north transept of St Patrick's Cathedral, and so the burial may have taken place in the Cathedral churchyard].
John PHAIR, Member of the Methodist Society, 1788-90, of 9 Golden Lane; Margaret PHAIR, of the same address, was also a Member, and was undoubtedly related, as a wife, mother or sister.
(Unknown) PHAIR, buried St Nicholas Without (C.of I.), Dublin, 20 Oct 1796.

The Methodist & St Patrick's Cathedral connections suggest a distinctly possible link to my Letitia (above); there is also a possibility of a connection to the next.


There is a Manuscript Pedigree in the holdings of the Genealogical Office, Dublin [G.O. MS 171, p.529], for a PHAYRE family, with additional details inserted, as follows:

Herbert PHAYRE; of the City of Dublin; admitted Freeman, 1733, Cooks & Vintners Guild; his wife Mary was buried at St Andrew's (C.of I.), Dublin, 1745; issue:

George PHAYRE, ? perhaps born about 1730. Curiously, the above Herbert PHAYRE looks very like a member of the Cork family of Col Robert PHAIRE, the Regicide.
And this George may have been the next, but was perhaps instead the father of the next:

George PHAYRE, ? perhaps born ca 1760; married Jane or Jean DEMPSEY (born ca 1760), daughter of James & Dorothy DEMPSEY of St Kevin's Parish, Dublin; Jane PHAIR, late of Clarendon Street, died at her son's house in William Street, Dublin, and was buried St Nicholas Without, 26 May 1838, aged 77; issue:

John PHAYRE, born Dublin, 1792; Carpenter & Builder; was paid for carpentry work at Trinity College, 1839 & 1844; of Clarendon Street, Dublin, 1823, 1827; of 62 William Street, Dublin, 1829-1844; of 63 William Street, 1847, 1855; died 28 Oct 1855, & bur Mount Jerome Cemetery, Grave C65, 963P, late of 63 William Street, aged 63; married 1stly, St Peter's (C.of I.), Dublin, 21 Aug 1814, Catherine FERGUSON (daughter of David FERGUSON of Cork by Eleanor MURRAY); she died 26 Oct 1827, aetatis 36; issue:
1. George PHAYRE, born Dublin, 27 Sep 1817, & baptised St Peter's (C.of I.), Dublin, 26 Oct; admitted 4 Nov 1830 to the Royal Dublin Society's School of Drawing in Architecture; exhibited four designs in the Royal Hibernian Academy, 1839; variously recorded in Dublin at 62 William Street (1837-44), 63 William St (1845), 37 Frederick St South (1847), Webster Place, Haddington St (1851), 2 Blakeney Terrace, Sandymount Strand (1852-55), 7 Brunswick St (1856), 47 Fleet St (1858), 61 Great Brunswick St (1859), 60 Upper Dominick St (1861-62); he died in Dublin, 30 Dec 1861; he married in Dublin, 25 Dec 1846, Harriett Henrietta HALL of Dublin; with issue:
    a. John William PHAYRE, born Queen's County, 11 Dec 1847; at 34 Lower Rutland Street, 1901 Census, a Carrier's Clerk, with wife Sarah, 3 children, & mother-in-law Jane HENDERSON.
    b. George Atkins PHAYRE, born Flower Terrace, Haddington Road, 18 Mar 1850, & bapt St Stephen's (C.of I.), 26 May; died 16 Jan 1851, an infant.
    c. Katherine Eleanor PHAYRE, born 29 Sep 1851.
    d. Charles George PHAYRE, born 2 May 1852; died 13 Dec 1852, an infant.
    e. George PHAYRE, born 28 Apr 185; died 5 Mar 1894; married on 29 Nov 1893, Margaret GERNON.
2. Eleanor PHAYRE, born 12 Jun 1819; later of Limerick; aged 91, Unmarried, 1911 Census, with her brother-in-law Henry ASHE.
3. Theodosia PHAYRE, born 23 May 1821; died 2 Jan 1885, unmarried.
John, now an Architect, married 2ndly, at Mullabrack Parish Church, on 29 Apr 1828, Barbara WANN (eldest daughter of John WANN of Gosford Castel, Markethill); she died 21 Oct 1845, & was buried with her husband; further issue:
4. Sarah PHAYRE, born 10 Nov 1830; died at William Street, 19 Jul 1849, & buried in her father's plot.
5. Margaret PHAYRE, born 17 Jan 1832; died 31 Jan 1910.
6. Rosanna PHAYRE, born 2 Mar 1833 or 1834; died 20 May 1833 or 1834, an infant.
7. Mary Jane PHAYRE, born 31 Jul 1837; died 4 Mar 1889.
8. Barbara PHAYRE, born 21 Jul 1839; aged 72, Unmarried, living with her brother-in-law Henry ASHE, 1911 Census; died at 2 Vernon Villas, Military Road, Limerick, 3 Jan 1912; her will proved by her niece Eleanor ASHE.
9. John PHAYRE, born Dublin, 4 Jul 1841; emigrated to America, ca 1869, via Montreal; at Middletown, Richmond, Staten Island, N.Y., 1880 Census, aged 38, Clerk in Store, with wife & daughter; died in New York, 1904; married on 12 Aug 1868, Margaret FERRERS, with issue:
     a. Charlotte Letitia PHAYRE, born Hoboken, N.J., 22 Dec 1870.
     b. Franklin Winfield PHAYRE, born Tompkinsville, Staten Island, N.Y., 9 Feb 1881; residing at Flagles Place, Whitestone, Queen's Co, N.Y., 1920 Census, aged 38, Unamrr, Sales, with unmarred sister Charlotte L., aged 48, Teacher, and cousin Alice Wann BOYD, aged 48.
10. William PHAYRE, born 8 Jul 1843; died 26 Feb 1862.
11. Catherine Frances PHAYRE, born 2 Oct 1844; died 24 Dec 1908; married at St Anne's (C.of I.), Dublin, 29 Jan 1867, Henry Wellesley ASHE, of Heytesbury Street, Dublin; he was 18 Ballincurra (Hart), South Limerick, 1901 Census, aged 60, Printer & Stationer, born Co Kerry, with wife (aged 55, born Dublin), 3 children & 1 Domestic Servant; at 22 Military Road, Limerick, 1911 Census, aged 72, Widower, Proprietary Printer, born Dublin, with son & daughter, and two unmarried PHAYRE sisters-in-law; he died at Rathdown, Co Dublin, 1921; issue:
     a. (son), born Rathmines, 11 Dec 1867.
     b. Eleanor Rose ASHE, born Rathmines, 20 Oct 1869; aged 28, Unmarried, with parents, 1901 Census.
     c. Catherine Sarah ASHE, born Leeson Park, 3 Jun 1871; aged 26, Unmarried, with parents, 1901 Census; aged 38, unmarried, with father, 1911 Census.
     d. Theodosia Charlotte ASHE, born Waterloo Road, Co Dublin, 14 Sep 1881.
     e. Henry ASHE, born Dublin City, ca 1885; aged 14, with parents, 1901 Census; aged 25, Accountant at Printing, Unmarried, with father, 1911 Census.

I had early wondered if my Letitia MAGUIRE (born 1739) could have been a sister of this George PHAYRE of Dublin - but this cannot be so, as his mother Mary died in 1745, and hers was still living at Mullalougher in County Cavan in 1766, when, old and blind, she joined the Methodist Society there.


John PHAIRE, born ca 1768; Tailor, 22 George's Quay, Dublin, 1832 [Treble Almanack]; of 23 George's Quay, Dublin; died on 9 Dec 1846, aged 78, & buried at Mount Jerome Cemetery [M.I. #3807], in the same grave as the next, & so probably related; possibly the John PHAIR who married at the German Lutheran Church, Dublin, 21 Apr 1822, Anne PEELE (as abstracted on the web-site), unless instead the younger John born in ca 1794?
Mrs Jane PHAIR, relict of the late William PHAIR, died 28 Mar 1848, aged 86.
Also buried in the grave was Catherine PEEL, died 22 Apr 1849, aged 86 - probably related to Anne PHAIR alias PEELE.

John PHAIR, born ca 1794, perhaps a son of the above John or William; Pawnbroker, Port Road; residing at 48 Fleet Street, Dublin, 1851; died on 3 Jul 1857, aged 62, & buried at Mount Jerome Cemetery [Grave C62, Plot 969P- Perpetuity]; he probably married in the German Lutheran Church, Dublin, 21 Apr 1822, Anne PEELE; she died on 31 Jul 1851, & was buried with her husband, aged 52; they had issue:
1. Anne PHAIR, born ca 1822; died at 48 Fleet Street, Dublin, 7 Aug 1875, aged 53, & buried in her father's plot, evidently unmarried.
2. Letitia PHAIR, born ca 1825; she died " her residence, Rehobeth House, South Circular Road" in Apr 1865 [Freeman's Dublin Journal, 25 Apr]; she married at St Andrew's (C.of I.), Dublin, 24 Feb 1846, Nathaniel COLGAN, of 205 Gt Britain St, Pawnbroker, witnessed by John PHAIR & John COLGAN; he died before her; they had isue 3 sons & 2 daughters.
3. Elizabeth PHAIR, born ca 1830 or ? earlier; married at St Andrew's (C.of I.), Dublin, 12 Sep 1849, Joseph MARTIN, Gent, witnessed by John PHAIR & Robert SCANLAN.
4. John PHAIR, born ca 1831; died at Fleet Street, Dublin, 2 Nov 1850, aged 28, & buried in his father's plot.
5. Angelica PHAIR, the 4th daughter; married at St Andrew's (C.of I.), Dublin, 24 Feb 1857, Thomas HUNTER (eldest son of the late James HUNTER of County Wicklow).
6. Margaret Catherine PHAIR, youngest daughter; married at St Anne's, Edghill, Liverpool, Nov 1858, Michael B. MORAN, Architect of Dublin [Freeman's Dublin Journal, Thur 4 Nov].
7. William Henry PHAIR, born ca Dec 1838; died at 48 Fleet Street, Dublin, 8 Mar 1852, aged 22 years & 3 months, & buried in his father's plot.
8. Charles PHAIR, youngest son, born ca 1839; died at 48 Fleet Street, Dublin, 23 Jun 1868, aged 29, & bur in his father's plot.

Robert PHAIR; Robert PHAIR & Company, 13 Upper Abbey Street, Bristol Crown & street window glass, oil & colour Warehouse, 1849 [Dublin Directory]; Glass Merchant, 13 Up. Abbey St, Dublin, 1849; Glass, Oil & Coke Warehouse, 13 Abbey Street Upper, 1851; of Upper Abbey Street, 1857; subject of proceedings in the Insolvents Court, Dublin, Feb 1859, & to "surrender on Tue 6th Feb & Fri 25th Feb" [Cork Examiner, 7 Feb 1859]; married Sarah (Jane) EVANS; she died at 13 Abbey Street, 12 Oct 1857, aged 57, & buried at Mount Jerome Cemetery [Grave C108, Plot 743P]; probable issue
1. Jane Caroline PHAIR; born Dublin, ca 1838; emigrated to Victoria; died at Brunswick, Melbourne, 29 Sep 1896, aged 57; married at Fitzroy, Melbourne, 16 Nov 1865, William Henry Brand MOORE (her mother named as Jane EVANS); he died at Port Welshpool, 29 Jul 1929; with issue:
     a. James Robert MOORE, born Queenscliff, 18 Mar 1866; died Vic, 6 Sep 1928.
     b. Ellen Jane MOORE, born Queenscliff, 16 Jan 1868; died Vic 1954.
     c. William Henry Brand MOORE, born Dromana, 1870; died Port Welshpool, 15 Feb 1927.
     d. Benjamin Robinson MOORE, born Kang., 1872; died Vic, 13 Feb 1943.
     e. Adelaide Sarah MOORE, born & died Dromana, 1874; inf.
     f. Jane Phair MOORE, born Rosebud, 1876; died Vic, 20 Feb 1950.
     g. Mary Elizabeth MOORE, born Rosebud, 8 Jan 1879; died Vic, 1971.
2. Maria Alice PHAIR; of 20 George's Place & 13 Up Abbey St, Dublin, when she married, at St George's C.of I., Dublin, 29 Jan 1859, Benjamin Brand ROBINSON of 9 Talbot Street.
3. Elizabeth PHAIRE, born 8 Oct 1843; buried Mt Jerome in her mother's plot, 13 Oct 1844, aged 12 months & 5 days.
4. Sarah Emily PHAIR, born 13 Up Abbey Street, Dublin, 7 Oct 1845, & bapt St Mary's C.of I., 4 Jan 1846; married 1stly, BARBER; married 2ndly, at St John's, Liverpool, Lancs, on 3 Sep 1885, Isaac OAKES, a Widower, of 78 Crown Street, Liverpool, Watchmaker (son of Isaac OAKES, Warehouseman).
5. John Pounds PHAIRE, born Feb 1847; died at Phibsborough, 22 Apr 1847, aged 2 months, & buried in his mother's plot.
6. Adelaide Louise PHAIR, born 13 Abbey St, Dublin, 5 Oct 1848, & bapt St Mary's C.of I., 11 Nov 1849; emigrated to Australia; married in 1876, William JAMIESON; with issue.

An Agnes PHAIR, of Melbourne, daughter of the late Robert PHAIR, married on 8 Dec 1887, Robert RAMSAY Jr, of Foochow, China [Melbourne Argus, 24 Dec 1887] - perhaps instead related to the Robert PHAIR of Lauriston, Vic (1867, a Bush Carpenter, Insolvency Proceedings), late of Glanmire, Co Cork (see section on the Paper Manufacturers of Cork & Waterford).


There appear to have been PHAIR families with connections in County Roscommon - in the Province of Connaught, and bounded by the Counties of Sligo (to the north), Mayo (west), Galway (south west), Offaly (south), Westmeath (south east) Longford (east) & Leitrim (north-east).
One of these families had strong connections with the Barony of Castlerea (or Castlereagh), in the western part of the county, bounded by the Baronies of Ballymore (south east), Roscommon (east) & Frenchpark (north), and the Counties of Mayo (west) and Galway (south).
This family appears to have been centered in or around the Church of Ireland Parish of Kilkeevin (Diocese of Elphin), in the south-western corner of the Barony of Castlerea, bounded by County Mayo (west), Parish of Kiltullagh (south-west), County Galway (south), & the Parishes of (?) (south south west), Ballintober (south east), Baslick (east) & Tiboline (north).
In the eastern part of the Parish of Kilkeevin were the three contiguous Townlands of Castlerea, Longford (east of Castlerea) and Rampark (north of Longford), 
So, it need not surprise, therefore, that any family in this location is likely to have had relations living nearby in the Counties of Galway & Sligo, or in the neighbouring parishes & Baronies, Ballintober being one of both.

Curiously, the only mention of the surname in the (1832) Tithe Applotment Books (Parish assessments for rural holdings of 1 acre or more) for County Roscommon was for Casper PHAYRE, in Longford Township, Parish of Kilkeevin, where was tithed for 3 acres 3 roods at 2s. 7d., and another 13 acres at 9s.1d., suggesting that he may have been the progenitor of them all, unless joined there later by others from elsewhere.
John PHAYRE was from one such family associated with Roscommon, and he was undoubtedly himself getting on in years when wrote a letter to his grand-nephew William Holmes COULTER, in Launceston, Tasmania, informing him of some aspects of his family history. Not all of the statements John made in the letter are able to be corroborated, and at least one looks very much like a fabrication
The letter was undated, and the envelope in which it arrived damaged and unreadable. Will COULTER, the recipient, died in Sep 1892 aged 20, so it is presumed that the letter was written around 1890. A transcription of the letter was made in Tasmania in 1970 by Mrs Sheila NEVIN, who gave a copy to her cousin Margaret McCARTHY, whose daughter contacted me recently from Melbourne.
The letter reads as follows:
"My Dear Will,
"I am glad to hear you wish to know something of the pedigree of the family you belong to, for it gives me the idea that you mean to look up and act respectfully through life.
"Your father I am sure does not know anything about his antecedents beyond his father and mother. I am nearly quite as bad, except a little I learned from my sister who is a great genealogist and historian. I was a mere boy when your grandfather was married to my sister. He was a handsome, well-educated young man, and she a pretty young woman.
"He was a great friend of my eldest brother, and thereby came the acquaintance. I recollect to hear that my father was not pleased at the time, though the COULTERs were a respectable family in the North of Ireland. Your grandfather had neither uncles or aunts, his father being an only child.
"As to the PHAYREs, some of us are a proud set being of ancient lineage and of English descent. The first of them who came to Ireland were two officers in the army of William the Conqueror [see note *]. One settled down in the County Mayo, and the other in County Roscommon. They were possessors of great property in both counties, and educated their families in the best of style.
"My father belonged to the Roscommon branch; he had two brothers and one sister, the latter married a cousin; one brother died young. The property descended to my father and uncle. After my father's death, my mother and eldest brother sold it to my uncle at a very great sacrifice, for a stranger would have given many hundreds of pounds more for it. My brother and self had to work our way in the world by our learning.
"I have lost 2 brothers, 2 sisters; one of those, your grandmother, a good woman whom I was very fond of. The other still alive, in her 87th year, so intelligent and now alive to everything passing in the world. A good woman.
"My youngest brother went abroad many years ago, and after receiving a friend's letter heard of his death. My eldest brother, who was highly educated before my father's death, went into the army, and in a little time attained great honours, was in India and many places abroad, and retired as General Sir A.P. PHAYRE. I can't tell you all the additions to his name, except I had the army records; my memory is not good lately. The General, I am sorry to say, did not take the trouble of looking after his brother and sister. He married an elderly lady, had no family, and died several years ago. My sister has a picture of him in uniform. If I could find it, I would send it to you, as you seem to like such things.
"It is pleasant, however, to have nothing to be ashamed of in a long line of ancestors.
"I should also tell you of the HOLMES name you bear. My dear sainted mother, who was, too, fond of your father; they were a very well connected family in Longford, and intermarried with a great family named ROSS. My mother's mother was ROSS, and claimed relationship to this good and great Lady ROSS, who in her lifetime built us 7 Protestant Churches in Ireland, and endowed many, many schools.
"Major Ruttledge PHAYRE, a great man in the government, is now head of the Mayo PHAYREs; and I believe my sister & myself the last of the Roscommon branch.
"(signed) J. PHAYRE."
[Note *] - This statement is clearly in error, and the most likely explanation is that John PHAYRE was instead referring to the Army of the Protestant Prince William of Orange (subsequently King William of England), which defeated the Catholic Army of his wife's relation (King James II & VII) at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
Further, it is evident from research into the family of Richard PHAYRE of Daphne & Killoughram Forest, Wexford, Hon E.I.C. Service, & later of Shrewsbury, that his 2nd son, General Sir Arthur Purves PHAYRE, could not have been a brother of the letter writer John PHAYRE of the Roscommon branch (see Cork PHAIRE section below).
However, it is rather a brave call to suggest that a man did not know who his own brother was!

One might speculate the following pedigree:

John PHAYRE of Roscommon (his COULTER grandson named his first-born son John Phayre COULTER, probably in honour of one of his direct ancestors); married, probably to a Miss HOLMES (possibly a daughter of William HOLMES), whose mother was a ROSS (although perhaps she was instead named KING); issue:
1. An eldest son; possibly named Arthur PHAYRE; perhaps went into the army.
2. A daughter, perhaps born ca 1803; living ca 1890, aged 86. Possibly Ellen PHAYRE below (although, in her obit notice, her father was identified as Thomas).
3. Elizabeth PHAYRE, perhaps born ca 1807; said to have died in Enniskillen in 1876 (or 1878), but this appears to be unlikely; married ca 1828, Robert COULTER; issue:
        a. James COULTER, born County Mayo, 1832; enlisted in the Royal Irish Constabulary, 1852, aged 20; at Cork City, 1857; emigrated to Tasmania; appointed Sub-Inspector of Police, Launceston, Mar 1858; Police Superintendent in Launceston; married Christiana Susan DEAN; with issue:
                i. John Phayre COULTER, born Tasmania, 1868; died 1893; married in Launceston, 7 Dec 1889, Isabella Julia Madre THOMPSON, the widow of William HURST, with issue two children who died in infancy, and a son William James COULTER (born 1892). Possibly pictured below, unless instead his brother James, although both perhaps too old:

 [Photo of a J. COULTER, 1894, as attending an International Exhibition in Hobart. Image courtesy of the State Library of Tasmania.]
                ii. James Dean COULTER, born 1869.
                iii. William Holmes COULTER, born 1871; the addressee of the letter; died of Consumption, 1892.
                iv. Ada Blanche COULTER, born 1874; died 1949; married Alfred BUNGEY.
                v. Alexander Gordon COULTER, born 1876; died 1912; married Ida Minnie Mary VINEY.
                vi. Ellen Elizabeth COULTER , born 1880.
                vii. Charles Mervyn COULTER, b 1882; died 1950; married Myrtle Irene RENDELL.
Eliza COULTER, a widow, House Keeper of 94 Church St, and recorded as a daughter of John PHAYRE, Farmer, married 2ndly at St Michan's C.of I., Dublin, 29 Jan 1849, Christopher KELLY, of full age, bachelor, Coal Merchant of 75 Church Street, Dublin, son of James KELLY, Clerk [see an image of the original registration entry in the Church Records section of  the web-site]. Christopher KELLY, Coal Merchant, was directory listed at 14 Clanbrassil Street, Dublin, in 1842; and at 127 Church Street in 1862.
4. A youngest brother; went abroad; died before 1890.
5. John PHAYRE; a mere boy in ca 1828, so perhaps born ca 1815-20?
 A John PHAYRE, perhaps another, died " his residence, Althea" in County Limerick, on 2 Jan 1891, aged 70 [Limerick Chronicle], Reg'd Newcastle, Mar qtr [Vol.5, p.395].

In 1901, Ellen PHAYRE died in Liverpool, aged 102; the Nottingham Evening Post published the following obituary notice:
"Yesterday, the funeral took place, Liverpool, of Miss Ellen PHAYRE, who died a few days ago at the age of 102 years. Deceased, who was the daughter of the late Thomas PHAYRE, was born at Newton Forbes, in County Longford, where she resided until about 25 years ago, when she went to live with her brother at Dublin. She had a great aversion to travelling, but when her only brother died, her nephew invited her to Liverpool, and in her 99th year she consented to make the journey."
There are certain marked similarities here to the story John PHAYRE told of his sister, then aged 86; except for the difference in father's names - John's sister Eliza COULTER was evidently a daughter of John PHAYRE, Farmer; but Ellen PHAYRE was recorded as a daughter of Thomas PHAYRE.

Ellen's family connections are as follows:

 Thomas PHAYRE; of Co Longford; marr with issue:
 1. Ellen PHAYRE, born Newton Forbes, Co Longford, ca 1799; lived in Newton Forbes until ca 1876; went to Dublin to reside with her brother; went to Liverpool, Lancs, ca 1899, to reside with her nephew; at 28 Nile Street, Liverpol, 1901 Census, aged 101, Living on own means, born Dublin, residing with her nephew John William PHAYRE & his family; she died at Nile Street, 28 Nov 1901; admin at Liverpool, 23 Dec 1901, to John William PHAYRE, Compositor, Effects £6:10:0; unmarried.
2. Thomas PHAYRE; died before Jul 1879; married with issue:
     a. John William PHAYRE, born Castletown, Co Meath, ca 1851; at 30 Nile Street, Liverpool, 1891 Census, aged 40, Compositor Print, with wife & 2 sons; at 28 Nile St, Liverpool, 1901 Census, aged 48, Printer Compositor, with wife, 2 sons & maiden aunt; at 30 Nile Street, 1911 Census, aged 59, Compositor (Lino Operator), with wife & visitor; he died at Liverpool in 1916; married at Liverpool St Mark, 16 Jul 1879[Vol.8b, p.81], to  Charlotte GILDEA (born at Drumragh, Omagh, County Tyrone, 1850, daughter of Charles GILDEA & Ann ROGERS); she died at 31 Bank Road, Bootle, Lancs, 26 Sep 1935; probate granted to Alexander Gildea PHAYRE, Marine Chief Engineer, Effects £43:3:0; John & Charlotte had issue:
          i. Alexander Gildea PHAYRE, born Liverpool, 16 Feb 1882; aged 10, with parents, 1891; aged 20, with parents, 1901; in Dublin, 1911 Census, on a "House Ship" at Sir John ROGERSON's Quay, aged 30, Marine Engineer, C.of E., born England (married 4 years, 1 child surviving of 1 born); died at sea, 5 Jun 1940 [Tower Hill Memorial, Panel 30, S.S. City of Worcester," Liverpool]; married at Liverpool, Jun quarter 1907 [Vol.8b, p.245], to Agnes BAXTER (1886-1971); issue - a son John Sydney PHAYRE, born 1909; died 1984; married Elsie WARRINER (1909-2003), with issue.
          ii. John Charles PHAYRE, born Liverpool, 1886; aged 4, with parents, 1891; aged 14, with parents, 1901; died at Bucklow, Cheshire, Mar 1923; he married at St Peter's, Liverpool, 31 May 1910, his cousin Charlotte Gildea STANLEY (born 1886,a  daughter of William STANLEY, Commercial Traveller, by his wife Eliza Jane GILDEA, & a sister of George Ernest STANLEY, the maternal grandfather of the Beatle John LENNON), the ceremony being performed by R.H. PHAYRE, Curate; issue - a daughter Irene Elizabeth PHAYRE, born 1910.

Richard PHAYER was born in County Roscommon, in 1823 (probably in Termonbarry, about 6 km W.S.W. of Newton Forbes, County Longford); he emigrated to America in 1858, and in 1860, was a Cartman in Stapleton, Staten Island, New York, when he had an account with the Irish Emigrants Savings Bank, New York; his entry recorded his birth in "Tammonbarry" in Co Roscommon, his wife as Catherine CONNERY, with an annotation that may indicate the marriage took place in St Lawrence, County Limerick, in 1845; the entry also recorded three daughters, Jane, M..., & Margaret; Catherine was probably enumerated at Staten Isalnd, Richmond County, New York, 1880 Census, aged 49, Keeping House, with daughter Jenni, aged 20.


Another member of the PHAIR family, associated with Castlerea (Barony), was Thomas PHAIR, evidently dead before Dec 1855 (son George's marriage registration), and a Landowner (son Thomas's 2nd marriage registration, 1859) or Shoemaker (son Thomas's 1st marriage registration, 1847), who is said (by a Victorian descendant) to have married in 1822 at Ballintober (probably the parish in Castlerea Barony adjoining Kilkeevin parish, sometimes spelt Ballintubber - as opposed to the village of Ballintubber in Erris Barony, County Mayo), to Margaret HIGGINS, living in 1855, and by her had issue, five of whom evidently emigrated to, or at some time lived in, Australia:

1. Eleanor PHAIR. No further particulars.
2. Thomas PHAIR, born Parish of Kilkeevin, Castlerea, ca 1825 [Attestation Papers]; enlisted in the 40th Regiment, at Liverpool, 30 May 1843, aged 18, born Kilkeevin Parish, Castlerea, Co Roscommon, Labourer, unmarried; Sergeant, N.C.O.'s & Drummers List, 40th Regt, joined H.Q., 14 Feb 1846 [Attestation Papers, Vol 15-20]; the Regiment did Garrison duty in England & Ireland; probably the Sergeant PHAYRE, 40th Regiment, garrisoned at Arbour Hill Barracks, Dublin, 1849, when his wife & son died; Thomas probably arrived in Melbourne with the 40th Regiment, 19 Oct 1852, on the troopship H.M.'s screw steamer Vulcan from Cork (15 Jul) via Cape of Good Hope (13 Sep), disembarking in Melbourne on 4 Nov after being quarantined for small pox (probably with brother George); severed his connection with the 40th Regiment before 1859; Office Keeper, Victorian Railways, Collingwood, 1859; Gate Keeper, Victorian Railways, 1878; died at Abbotsford Street, Melbourne, 16 Dec 1878 #12106 (born Roscommon, but parents not named); Thomas, a Sergeant, 40th Regiment, in Barracks at Leeds, son of Thomas PHAIR, Shoemaker, married 1stly, at Leeds Parish Church, 27 Aug 1847, Caroline CRISP, aged 20, daughter of William CRISP, Shoemaker, of Kirkgate, Leeds, & Reg'd Sep qtr 1847 [Vol.23, p.367]; Caroline, the wife of Sergeant PHAYRE, 40th Regiment, died at Arbour Hill Barracks, Apr 1849, of Cholera, and was buried at the Military Cemetery there, 13 Apr, aged 21 (although the year & month do not match the next detail); aged 33, a Widower (20 Aug 1849), Office Keeper, Railways Department, Collingwood (usual residence Melbourne), when he married 2ndly, at St Mark's Church, Collingwood, 3 Dec 1859, Margaret DUNN (daughter of Andrew DUNN & Maria McPHERSON), aged 20, Spinster, of Collingwood, witnessed by Edward DUNN & John PHAIR (undoubtedly his brother); Margaret died at South Melbourne, 20 Dec 1885 #13085, aged 45; issue:
     a. Thomas George PHAYRE born ca Aug 1848; died Arbour Hill Barracks, Dublin, Mar 1849, of Infection of the Lungs, & buried in the Military Cemetery there, 18 Mar, aged 7 months (one dead child was indicated in his father's 2nd marriage registration, 1859).
     b. Andrew Thomas PHAIR, born 1860; died Balwyn, 1923 #13479, aged 63; married Vic, 1887, Christiana Sarah NEWBOLD; issue:
          i. Chrissie Irene PHAIR, born ca 1891; died Vic, 1962 #18999, aged 70; unmarried.
     c. Arthur Henry PHAIR, born 1862; informed his father's death, Dec 1878, of Abbotsford Street,West Melbourne; died 1937.
     d. Frederick William PHAIR, born 1863; living 1878.
     e. Christopher James PHAIR, born 1865; died 1938.
     f. Maria Julia or Juliet PHAIR, born 1869; died 1870.
     g. Alexis Margaret PHAIR, born 1873; died Vic, 1875 #4659, aged 1.
     h. Camilla PHAIR, born 1875; living 1878.
     j. Hercules John PHAIR, born 1877; died St Arnaud, 1897 #3961, aged 19.
3. George PHAIR, born Roscommon, ca 1828; Sergeant, Grenadier Company, 40th Regiment; probably arrived in Melbourne, 19 Oct 1852, on H.M.'s screw steamer "Vulcan" from Cork via Cape of Good Hope, probably with his elder brother Thomas (& perhaps with his younger brother John); on Garrison duty in Melbourne, 1855, 1856, 1859; served in the N.Z. Wars, Jul 1860 (he wrote from N.Z. to his brother Mr A. PHAIR in Melbourne); in N.Z, Boxing Day, 1864, when he took part in a sports carnival with the 40th & 65th Regiments, and was announced winner of the third event, race of the "Old Duke's men"; the Regiment returned to Britain, 1865, & performed garrison duties in England & Ireland until 1872; George was enumerated at 1 Drill Hall, Carisbrooke, Newport, Hampshire, 1871 Census, aged 41, Serjeant Instructing Volunteers, born Ireland, with wife Lucy (43) & two children; George died at St Stephen's Hospital, Dublin, Dec 1876, aged 46, late 40th Regiment (notice in Freeman's Dublin Journal, 1 Jan 1877, which requested Australian newspapers to copy); George was aged 27 when he married, at the Cathedral Church of St James, Melbourne, by the Rites of the Church of England & Ireland, on 27 Dec 1855 #3139, Lucy HARRIS, aged 27, a Widow (daughter of Robert SPEARMAN, Tiler, dec'd, & Lucy THOMPSON), witnessed by John PHAIR (sign) - this registration recorded George's father as deceased, mother as living; Lucy was with her husband & family in Hampshire, 1871 Census, aged 43, born Ireland; she returned to Australia on the ship. "Westmeath" from London via Hobart, arriving Sydney, 28 Jun 1884, with her 2 children; Lucy PHAIR died at King Street, Camberwell, Vic, 9 Mar 1904, aged 77 (parents named in index); issue:
     a. William George PHAIR, born Melbourne, 1856 #1134; died at Sandridge Battery, near Melbourne, Feb 1858, aged 16 mos.
     b. George Spearman PHAIR, born Melbourne, 1859 #6280; died at Spencer Street Barracks, 2 May 1860, aged 14 mos.
     c. Lucinda Margaret PHAIR, birth Registered  New Zealand 1864 #26245, daughter of George & Lucinda; probably born at Abercrombie Street (Auckland?), 20 Dec 1863, daughter of Sergeant Gorge PHAIR, 40th Regiment [New Zealander, 31 Dec 1862]; aged 7, Scholar, with parents, 1871 Census; aged 20 when she returned to Australia, 1884; she died in South Australia, 3 Aug 1936, evidently unmarried.
     d. John Thomas PHAIR, born Newport, Hampshire, Reg'd Isle of Wight, Dec qtr 1870 [Vol.2b, p.511]; aged 6 mos, with parents, 1871 Census; aged 14 on arrival in Australia, 28 Jun 1884; Anglican Minister in Adelaide, Narracoorte, Sydney, Balmain,,& Wentworth Falls; returned to England, 9 Apr 1952, on the S.S. Ormonde from Brisbane; died in Surrey, Dec qtr 1953, aged 83; John married at Melbourne, 2 Oct 1907, Emily Beatrice VAUGHAN; issue two daughters, one died a child.
4. William PHAIR, born ca 1827; possibly arrived in Melbourne, Dec 1858, aged 30, on the ship "Shooting Star" (with sister Margaret); appointed one of two assistants to the Superintendent of the Melbourne City Abattoirs, Dec 1860; William PHAIR was found drowned in the River Yarra, near the Australian Wharf, 27 Aug 1863, aged 36, his body being identified by his brother Mr John PHAIR; the funeral proceeded from the house of his brother, Mr John PHAIR, 15 Leveson Street, Hotham; the Index to his death registration recorded his parents as Thomas PHAIR and Margaret HIGGINGS; buried at Melbourne General Cemetery, North Carlton.

 [The PHAIR-KINNAIRD grave in Melbourne General Cemetery. Image courtesy of Sue MAIO, of Melbourne.]
5. John PHAIR, born ca 1831, the 4th son; he emigrated to Victoria, perhaps having arrived in Sydney, 6 Sep 1852, on the ship "Architect" from San Franciso (dep 17 Jul) - or instead with his brother George & the 40th Regiment on H.M.'s Screw steamer "Vulcan", arrived in Melbourne, 19 Oct 1852, from Cork via Cape of Good Hope (this may have been instead the eldest brother Thomas); witnessed his brother George's marriage in Melbourne, Dec 1855; probably a member of the company band of the 40th Regiment, Nov 1857, when he found & destroyed some venomous reptiles near the Botanic Gardens while returning from the Industrial Exhibition; said to have been discharged from the 40th Regiment, 28 Feb 1859; Collector of Rates, Latrobe Ward, Melbourne City Council; witnessed his brother Thomas's 2nd marriage at Collingwood, Dec 1859; at 68 Stanley Street, West Melbourne, 1863; Commission Agent, 1 Queen Street, Melbourne, private residence Station Street, Carlton, 1865; Accountant, Neave's Buildings, Collins Street East, p.r. Station Street, Carlton, 1867; Accountant & City Rate Collector, p.r. Station Street, Carlton, 1868; Grand Master of the Loyal Orange Institution of Victoria; council of the Protestant Friendly Alliance Society, & committee member of the Victoria Permanent Building Society.
John died at Richmond, Tasmania, while on a visit to his wife's family in Hobart, 15 Feb 1870 #505, aged 38, as he set out on an excursion with Mr LYON, as the result of heart disease; his body was shipped back to Melbourne on the "Southern Cross" for burial; his funeral was appointed to leave his late residence, Station Street, Carlton, 26 Feb, for Melbourne General Cemetery.
John married at St James's Cathedral, Melbourne, 11 Jul 1861 #2387, Emma ALLAN, 4th daur of Mr John ALLAN of Tasmania; she married 2ndly, at East Melbourne, 26 Sep 1871, Hugh SHORT; John & Emma had issue:
     a. Augustus John PHAIR, born 68 Stanley Street, West Melbourne, 13 Jul 1862 [Argus, Sat 19 Jul]; died Melbourne, 4 Dec 1938 #11094, aged 75 (parents named), late of 108 Churchill Avenue, Subiaco & P.W.Dept, Perth; married at the Methodist Church, Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, 23 Jan 1917, Maude WOOD, youngest daughter of the late John & Mary WOOD of High Street, St Kilda.
     b. Georgiana PHAIR, born Emerald Hill, 1864 #21642.
     c. William Nassau PHAIR, born Carlton, 1866 #98672nd son; died at his step-father Hugh SHORT's residence, cnr of Station & Key Streets, Carlton, May 1876.
     d. John, born Melbourne, 1868 #0571; probably posted an In Memoriam notice to his Aunt Margaret KINNAIRD, Feb 1920.
     e. (daur), still-born at Nassau Cottage, Station Street, Carlton, 10 Dec 1869.
6. Margaret PHAIR, born Roscommon ca 1836 (her parents identified as Thomas PHAIR & Margaret HIGGINS in both her 1874 marriage & 1919 death Registrations); emigrated to Victoria; possibly arrived Melbourne, Dec 1858, aged 23, on the ship "Shooting Star" (with her bother William); at 176 Cardigan Street, Carlton, with husband David, a Contractor, Melbourne Division, 1909 & 1914; she was at 673 Lygon St, Carlton, Home Duties, Batman Division, 1919; she died at her residence, Never (sic - perhaps instead ? Nether) Drumley, 672 Lygon Street, North Carlton, Sat 1 Mar 1919 #998, aged 82 [Argus, 28 Feb 1920 - "In Memoriam" notice inserted " her affectionate ward and nephew, John PHAIR"]; she was aged 28, a spinster "with friends" at Lygon St, Carlton, when she married, at St James's Church, Melbourne, 13 Jun 1874 #1336, David KINNAIRD (Carpenter, aged 28, Bachelor, of Drummond St, Carlton, born Fifeshire, son of Christopher KINNAIRD, Stonemason, & Christina SPENCE), witnessed James MITCHELL & Sophia COOKE; David died at Carlton North, 1916 #986, aged 70 (parents named); Margaret evidently acted as guardian to her brother John's children after their mother re-married, & the terms of John's will appears to have been disregarded - as reported in Oct 1879 in a suit of Georgina, Augustus & John PHAIR, infants, brought on by David KINNAIRD, "...their next friend," against W.A. POWELL & A.E. SHORT (the children's mother), Trustees of the will of John PHAIR deceased [Argus, Melbourne, 21 Oct 1879].

 [Detail of the KINNAIRD-PHAIR gravestone in Melbourne General Cemeter. Image courtesy of Sue MAIO of Melbourne.]

A RUTHERFORD pedigree on records details of the following family, not all of which details are yet corroborated (it is quite possible that the end result may be a conflation of two or more different families):
Thomas PHAIR, born at Castlerea, County Roscommon, 1820; married ca 1840, MULROONEY (or ? perhaps MULLANNY); issue:
1. Anne PHAIR; no dates. Possibly at Gardiner's Row, Rotunda, Dublin, 1901 Census, aged 45, with her sister Margaret.
2. John PHAIR; no dates.
3. Kate PHAIR; no dates. Possibly at Gardiner's Row, Rotunda, Dublin, 1901 Census, aged 43, with her sister Margaret; ditto 1911, aged 47; possibly died at South Dublin, Sep qtr 1928, aged 70.
4. Margaret PHAIR; no dates. Possibly at Gardiner's Row, Rotunda, Dublin, 1901 Census, aged 50, Unmarried, born Roscommon, Boarding House Keeper, with sisters Annie (45) & Kate (43), both unmarried & born Co Roscommon, with 12 Boarders; ditto, 1911 Census, aged 50, Unmarr, with sister Kate (47)  & 10 boarders; probably died at South Dublin, Dec qtr 1929, aged 86.
5. Peter PHAIR, b 1842; died 1922. Identified by RUTHERFORD as the spouse of Martha DONALDSON. However, it appears likely that this Peter was the one granted Administration of Peter PHAIR of Longford, Castlerea, in 1874, of the estates he later occupied, and who was his father (not Thomas). See below.
6. Casper PHAIR, born 1847; died 1933. These dates fit Casper of Lillooet, B.C., but his parents were clearly identified in his B.C. marriage registration as Peter & Sarah PHAIR. See also below.

However, it does appear that the following lineage is beginning to look the more likely:

Peter PHAIR, born ca 1799 (could he have been a son of Casper PHAYRE?); lessee (in 1858) of a House, Office 51 acres of land, and another parcel of 12 acres of land, in the Townland of Longford, Parish of Kilkeevin, (Griffith's Valuation), from Wm P.W. SANDFORD, assessed at £34 & £11 resp; Peter was also the lessor of a House & Office to Samuel PHAIR, and a House & Garden to Michael MULLANNY, same Townland, assessed at 15s & £1 resp; and he was lessee (again from SANDFORD) of 22 acres in the Townland of Rampark, Parish of Kilkeevin, assessed at £16 p.a.; he probably died at Castlerea, 1874, aged 74 [Vol.4, p.85]; Letters of Administration dated 11 Feb 1875, for Robert PHAIR, late of Longford, Co Roscommon, who died at Longford Cottage, 14 Feb 1874, granted to his son Peter PHAIR, of Castlerea, Farmer, the residuary legatee; probably married Sarah MULROONEY; she was probably the Sarah PHAIR who died at Castlerea in 1867, aged 53 [Vol.4, p.113]; it is now evident that they had the following issue:
1. John PHAIR, born Castlerea, Roscommon, ca 1838; emigrated to Queensland, ca 1861; died in Maryborough Hospital, Qld, 18 Jan 1887 #C2585, Carpenter, aged 48, born Roscommon; father recorded (in error - see marriage registration) as John PHAIR, Carpenter, & mother as Sarah MULROONEY; in Qld 25 years; he was married at Barambah, near Gayndah, Qld, 16 Sep 1872, aged 33, Miner, of Ban Ban, Bachelor (parents Peter PHAIR, Farmer, and Sarah MULROONEY), to Elizabeth HENRY, 34, Widow, born Perth, Scotland (parents William RICHARDS & Sarah BROUGHAM); no issue.
2. Peter PHAIR, born 1842; he was probably(unless instead a cousin) of Longford House (or Cottage), Castlerea, Aug 1877, when he won third prize (and first prize in the second class) for the best thoroughbred short-horn bull calved in 1876, and a second prize for best heifer calved in 1876 (Roscommon Farming Society Show, Castlerea); in Aug 1899, at another County Roscommon Agricultural Society Show, several prizes were awarded to Peter PHAIR of Rampark House, Castlerea; Peter was residing at Rampark, Castlerea, Roscommon, 1901 Census, aged 59, Farmer, with wife & 2 sons; again at Rampark, 1911 Census, Farmer, married 38 years, with wife, 4 children surviving from 5; he died at Castlerea, 1922, aged 80, Reg'd Mar qtr 1923 [Vol.4, p.83]; married 1872, Martha DONALDSON; she was born Co Londonderry, ca 1846; with issue:
     a. Henrietta Margaret PHAIR, born Kilkeevin Parish, Co Roscommon, 30 Nov 1873; died 1891.
     b. William Lloyd PHAIR, born Kilkeevin, 2 Feb 1875; died 1959; married Marcella MOORE, with issue.
     c. John Percy PHAIR, born Kilkeevin, 1 Nov 1876; T.C.Dublin; D.D.; Dean of Kilkenny &Ossory, 1923-40; Bishop of Ossory, Ferns &Leighlin, 1940-61; died 28 Dec 1967,aged 91, & buried at St CAnice's Cathedral, Kilkenny; marr 1stly, Alice MAud, who died 20 May 1945, aged 61, & was buried at Deansgrange Cemetery, Dublin; John married 2ndly, 30 Jul 1958, Pauline Beryl EUSTACE, who died 4 May 1990, having had issue a daughter..
     d. Edgar James PHAIR, born Dec qtr 1879; aged 21, with parents, 1910.
     e. Casper Alexander PHAIR, born Castlerea, Sep qtr 1881; a call Steward for Veterinary Surgeons, County Roscommon Agricultural Society Show, Aug 1900; as Casper, aged 19, with parents, 1901; emigrated to Canada, May 1908; died at Kamloops, B.C., 30 Sep 1961, aged 80; married Nannie JONES; she was with her widowed mother Mary JONES (aged 62) in Castlerea, 1911 Census, with her son; they had issue:
          i. John Leslie PHAIRE, born Kingston, Surrey, Jun qtr 1908; as Leslie PHAIR, aged 3, with mother & maternal grandmother, 1911 Census.
3. Casper PHAIR, born at Castlerea, Roscommon, 28 Feb 1847 (parents recorded as Peter & Sarah PHAIR in his B.C. marriage registration); said to have gone to America ca 1877 with a brother on board a ship which rounded Cape Horn, depositing the brother in San Francisco, and Casper at Vancouver, whence he journeyed inland up the Fraiser River Valley & settled at Lillooet, B.C.; there he was a Teacher, Government Agent, Magistrate, Coroner, Gold Commissioner, Fire Chief & Game Warden; he aslo ran a general store; at County Yale & Cariboo, B.C., 1901 Census, aged 52, with wife Cerise (aged 48), 2 sons, & Ah LEE (Cook, aged 35, born China); Casper died at Vancouver, 24 Mar 1933; he was married by License, at the residence of his future step-father-in-law, The Grange, near Pavillion, B.C., on 29 Jul 1879, to Cerise Armit EYRE, aged 27 (born Corfu, daughter of W.A. EYRE) who had also emigrated from Ireland in 1861 with her mother Maria & MARTLEY step-father; Cerise also died in 1933; they built a house, ca 1880's,  which they named Longford House (said to have been the name of an EYRE family house in Co Galway - but his probable brother Peter PHAIR was of Longford House, Castlerea, in Aug 1877).

 [Longford House, Lillooet, 1896, showing Casper & Cerise, their two sons Arthy & Herbert, & Ah LEE, their chinese servant.
Image courtesy of City of Vancouver Archives, Item Out P739.] 
They had issue, including:
     a. Arthur William Armitt PHAIR, born 1880; aged 21, with parents, 1901 Census; died 1967; he had a son Harold.Arhur Eyre PHAIR (born ca 1913), and a daughter Mabel.
     b. Herbert Lewis PHAIR, born B.C., 17 Jun 1884; aged 16, with parents, 1901 Census; Private, 102nd Battalion,Canadian Infantry, enlisted at Vancouver, 14 Jan 1916, next-of-kin Mrs PHAIR,Lillooet, B.C. R.N. 703288.

[A group portrait in front of Longford House, Lillooet, ca 1897, including Mr & Mrs John MARSHALL, Emma Jane MARSHALL, 
Mr & Mrs Casper A. PHAIR, Mr & Mrs J.p. FORDE, Mrs A.W. SMITH, Mr SLIPPER, Herbert Lewis PHAIR, 
Colonel REEVES, Major BURNETT, J. Brisco CHERRY & Mr McKINNON. 
Photo taken by Major James Skitt MATTHEWS. Image courtesy of Vancouver City Archives, Ref Out P748.]
4. James PHAIR, born Castlerea, Roscommon, 6 Jul 1853; probably sailed with his brother Casper around Cape Horn, ca 1877, and disembarked in San Francisco; evidently went on to British Columbia shortly after; built the Goldstream Hotel, 1887 (designed by Architect Elmer H. FISHER), on Humpback Road, at one time site of the last european residence for 25 miles, but eventually well placed between the Railway Station and the Goldstream River to attract large numbers day-trippers on excursions from Victoria, on the recently completed first section of E.&N. Railway line:
[The Goldstream Hotel, built ca 1885-86; destroyed by fire in 1923. Image courtesy of the web-site.]
The Hotel was eventually sold by James & his business partner Arthur SLATER, probably to William & Mary ("Ma") MILLER in 1910; James was at D. Vancouver, B.C., 1901 Census, aged 46, with wife Mary (aged 40), 4 children & 11 Domestics/Lodgers, a number of them being Chinese; he died at Vancouver, 17 Aug 1842, aged 89, Widower (birth date recorded, father Peter PHAIRE); aged 27 (born Castlerea, parents Robert & Sarah PHAIR) when married at Vancouver,18 Apr 1881, Mary GILMOUR, aged 22 (born Co Antrim, Ireland, parents Joseph & Nancy GILMOUR); she died at Vancouver, 1 Sep 1932, aged 74; issue:
     a. Florence Adelaide PHAIR, born Victoria, B.C., 16 Feb 1882; aged 18, with parents, 1901; married Victoria, B.C., 12 Apr 1919, George KIDD.
     b. Frances Mabel PHAIR, born Victoria, B.C., 31 Jul 1883; aged 17, with parents, 1901; married at Victoria, B.C., 19 Jul 1911, George HArtley Vincent BURROUGHS.
     c. Viola Beatrice PAHAIR, born Victoria, B.C., 18 Feb 1885; aged 14, with partents, 1901; died Vancouver, 28 Mar 1932, aged 41; unmarried.
     d. James Harold PHAIR, born Victoria, B.C., 31 Oct 1888; aged 12, born Goldstream, B.C., with parents, 1901.
There is no corroboration, as yet, as to whether the three PHAIR sisters (Margaret, born ca 1843; Ann born ca 1846; Kate born ca 1857), running the Boarding House in Rotunda, Dublin, in 1901, were also part of this family. The possibility exists, & if so, they would have been the 3rd, 4th & 7th children.
Probably related to Christopher PHAIR, the alleged father of:
1. Samuel PHAIR, born ca 1798; probably the lessee of a House & Office, in the Townland of Longford, Parish of Kilkeevin, (Griffith's Valuation - 1858), on a sub-lease from Peter PHAIR, assessed value 15s p.a.; he probably died at Castlerea, 1872, aged 73 [Vol.14 (sic), p.81 - other registrations for Castlereagh have Volume 4]; possibly married at Kilkeevin Parish, Roscommon, 20 Jun 1855, Mary ROCHFORD or ROCHFARD (Samuel's paternity is recorded in the marriage registration) - but perhaps this Samuel was a bit older .
Perhaps Christopher also had a son named Peter, and perhaps another named Thomas?
Perhaps Christopher & was a misrepresentation of Casper, or the latter a corruption of an abbreviated form of ChRI[?=A]StoPhER?

A John PHAIR served in the 44th Regiment of Foot, and was discharged aged 35, probably at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, in the date range of 1813-1816; if his discharge date was 1816, this puts his birth ca 1780-81, & his service ca 3 years; his birthplace was recorded as Kilteevan, Longford [TNA - WO 119/35/183].
I know of no Parish of Kilteevan in County Longford, but there is a civil parish of that name in County Roscommon, lying about 6 km east of the Town of Roscommon. I had initially wondered whether this Army entry had been interpreted in error for Kilkeevin, Townland of Longford, in Co Roscommon?
A Robert PHAIR was Lieutenant, 44th Regiment, in India, 1837 (marriage to Mary Ann YORK); & Sergeant, same Regiment, still in India, 1840 (birth of their daughter Maria). Perhaps related to John.

Another John PHAIR served in the 88th Regiment of Foot as a Corporal during the Peninsular Campaign (Regimental Medals List, 20 Jun 1818). The 88th was otherwise known as the Connaught Rangers, and there was a John PHAIR who enlisted in that Regiment in Dumfries in Dec 1804; and was said to have been born in 1786 in St John's Parish, County Sligo [Barbara PHAYRE's "Cromwell's Legacy," App. 4, p.104].
Another John PHAYRE also served in the 88th, and was discharged at age 39, date range 1831-52, his birthplace recorded as Crohan, Co Roscommon [TNA - WO 97/975/64]. His date of birth is indicated as ca 1812.


Yet another PHAIR family was associated with the Barony of Boyle, in the most north-eastern part of County Roscommon:
1. James PHAIR, born Boyle, Roscommon, ca 1779; Breechesmaker; enlisted in the Army at Chatham, 1 Dec 1795; 1st Bn, 58th Foot, in Malta, Sep 1805, aged 26; formery Roscommon Militia; discharged in 1827, aged 47 [T.N.A., Ref - WO 97/1106/4].
2. Thomas PHAIR, born Boyle, Roscommon, ca 1784; Labourer; enlisted in the Army at Roscommon, 10 Apr 1803; 1st Bn, 58th Regiment of Foot, in Malta, Sep 1805, aged 21; died of wounds, 25 Apr 1806.
3. Edward PHAIR, born Boyle, Roscommon, 1810, son of John PHAIR & Alice MULLANEY [a MULLANEY pedigree on]; emigrated to the U.S.; at Newhaven, Addison County, Vermont, 1850 Census, aged 40, Manufacturer, born Ireland, with wife Mary (40, b Ireland), & 6 children; at Vergennes, Addison County, Vermont, 1860 Census, aged 50, Woollen Mfr, with wife & 6 ch'n; at Elizabethtown, Essex County, New York, 1879 Census, aged 59, Woollen Mfr, with wife & 2 daurs; he died 12 Mar 1873, & buried Prospect Cemetery, Vermont, aged 67; married Mary Jane PRESTON; she was at Vergennes, Vermont, 1880 Census, aged 70, Keeps House, with her sister Sarah PRESTON (aged 66, born Ireland); Mary died in 1888; issue:
     a. Henry PHAIR, born U.S., ca 1837; aged 12, with parents, 1850 (born Vermont); aged 21, with parents, 1860 (born N.Y.); died 1898.
     b. Eliza PHAIR, born Vermont, ca 1840, aged 9, with parents, 1850; aged 19, with parents, 1860.
     c. John PHAIR, born Vermont, ca 1844; aged 5, with parents, 1850; aged 15, with parents, 1860; died 1879.
     d. Edward PHAIR, born Vermont, ca 1845; aged 4, with parents, 1850; aged 13, with parents, 1860..
     e. Sarah J. PHAIR, born Vermont, ca 1847; aged 2, with parents, 1850; aged 11, with parents, 1860;  aged 21, with parents, 1870; died 1929.
     f. Mary PHAIR, born Vermont, 1849; aged 4 mos, with parents, 1850; aged 10, with parents, 1860; aged 19, with parents, 1870; died 1915.


Robert FAIR; of Lavally, Co Mayo, 1774; of Ballyjennings, Kilmainmore Parish, Co Mayo, 1788, 1802; purchased the lands of Greggagh, near Foxford, Co Galway, 1809, from James DALY of Dunsandle, Co Galway; died in 1837; married with issue:
1. John FAIR; of Creggagh, Co Mayo; died 1877; married Maria RUTTLEDGE, a daughter of David RUTTLEDGE, of Tawnaghnore, Kilbeford; probable issue:
        a. David Ruttledge FAIR; of Foxford, Co Mayo, when married at St Peter's (C.of I.), Dublin, 11 Nov 1876, Kate Emily GAWLEY, of Clanbrassil Place, Dublin (witnessed by William FAIR).
2. Robert FAIR, poss born ca 1791; of Bushfield, Kilcommon, Co Mayo; of Forthville, Co Mayo, 1816; died Hollymount, Co Mayo, 26 Sep 1856; married Letitia RUTTLEDGE, another daughter of David RUTTLEDGE of Tawnaghmore; she died 24 Feb 1878, aged 86; issue:
        a. Jane FAIR, born 1832; died 1905; of 42 North George Street, Dublin, when married at St Thomas's (C.of I.), Dublin, 18 Aug 1851, Thomas RUTTLEDGE of Bloomfield; issue:
                i. Robert RUTTLEDGE, born 1852; adpoted the additional surname FAIR; died 1912.
        b. Campbell FAIR, born 1840; died 1868.
3. Thomas FAIR, the 3rd son; of Fortville, Co Mayo; later of Millmount, Co Galway; married by the Rev F. RUTTLEDGE of Bloomfield at Kilmain Parish Church, Co Mayo, 24 Aug 1840, to Margaret LYNCH, 2nd daur of Captain LYNCH of Ballycarrin Castle.

Robert may have had a sister Elizabeth FAIR, who was the wife of Thomas RUTTLEDGE.

Robert FAIR, born ca 1766; of Lavally, Ballinrobe, County Mayo; married Catherine GIBBONS of Westport, Co Mayo; issue:
1. Campbell FAIR, born 1800; of Lavally; married Annie Jane BRUCE.
2. Robert FAIR, born 1805; of Dublin & Galway; married Margaret McCREERY.
3. John FAIR, born 1809; of Ballino; of Alleymass, Co Mayo, when he married at St Peter's (C.of I.), Dublin, 2 Jul 1839, Maria WILSON of Up Baggot Street, Dublin.
4. Honoria FAIR; marr Meade N. WRIGHT of Co Kilkenny.
5. Eliza FAIR, born 1811; married Richard GOULDING of Shrule.

Robert FAIR; of Lavally, Co Mayo; his 3rd son was:
3. John FAIR; Executor of his father's will, 1820; married with issue:
    a. Mary Anne FAIR.
    b. Robert FAIR.
    c. Thomas Willson FAIR; of 17 Up Rutland St, Dublin; witnessed his sister Kate's marriage in 1860; of 8 Upper Gloucester Street, Dublin, when married at St Thomas's (C.of I.), Dublin, 15 Aug 1861, Frances F. SMITH, of 49 Lower Gardiner Street, witnessed Campbell FAIR.
    d. Kate FAIR; of 8 Upper Gloucester Street, Dublin, when she married, St Thomas's (C.of I.), Dublin, 14 Jun 1860, Robert A.B. JENNINGS, Esq, of Dominick Street, Dublin.
    e. Jane FAIR.
    f. Campbell FAIR.
    g. Adelaide FAIR; married FLETCHER.
    h. John FAIR.

Some of the above details, presented in different family groups, may turn out to be for the same Robert FAIR.


Thomas PHAYRE; of County Kildare, 1840s; later recorded (perhaps posthumously) on his sons marriage registrations as Pensioner (1863), Late Constabulary Force (1871), & Farmer (1882); married Mary HASLAM; issue:
     a. Adam Stewart PHAYER, born ca 1838; Servant, 6 Hume St, 1872; Clerk, 6 Hume Street, 1875; died Dublin South, Sep qtr 1896 [Vol.2, p.495], aged 58; probate to William Evans PHAYER, 3 Jul 1896; of Stephen's Green, Dublin, a Butler, when he married at St Thomas's, C.of I., Dublin, on 17 May 1871, Margaret EVANS (daur of William EVANS, Farmer); issue:
          i. William Evans PHAYER, born 6 Hume St, 11 Oct 1872, & bapt St Matthew's C.of I., Dublin, 27 Nov; beneficiary of his father's probate, Jul 1896; at 6 Hume Street, Dublin, 1901 Census,, aged 28, Civil Servant Telegraphist, with sister & brother
          ii. Mary Jane  PHAYER, born Dublin, ca 1873-74; at 6 Hume St, Dublin, 1901 Census, aged 26, Boarding House Keeper, with 2 brothers.
          iii. Adam PHAYER, born 6 Hume Street, 11 Nov 1875, & bapt St Matthias's C.of I., Co Dublin, 26 Dec; died Dublin South, 1876, aged 0.
          iv. John George PHAYER, born 6 Hume St, 25 Jan 1877, & bapt St Matthias's, Dublin, 25 Feb; aged 24, Solicitor's General Clerk, with sister  & brother, 1910 Census.
          v. Margaret PHAYER, born 6 Hume St, 25 Aug 1879, & bapt privately at St Matthias's, Dublin, 26 Aug.
     b. Robert Haslam PHAYRE, born County Kildare, ca 1844; at 5 Grafton Place, 1878, Messenger for the Bank of Ireland; at Grand Canal Street, 1884, Porter; at Haddington Road, Pembroke West, Dublin, 1901 Census, aged 56, Bank Messenger, with wife & 3 sons; aged 19, a Servant, of 9 Upper Clanbrassil Street, when he was married at St Nicholas Without, Dublin, 8 Sep 1863, to Anne ANDERSON, Spinster, of 33 Camden Street (born  Dublin, ca 1842, daughter of George ANDERSON, Servant) - he signed as Robert Haslam PHAYER; issue:
          i. George C. PHAYRE, born Dublin, ca 1865; aged 36, Harbour Master's Assistant, with parents, 1901.
          ii. (unnamed female), born Grand Canal Street, Dublin, 12 Oct 1867.
          iii. Harriett PHAYRE, born Dublin, 29 Jun 1873.
          iv. (unmaned male), born Dublin, 18 Jan 1875.
          v. Robert John Haslam PHAYRE, born 5 Grattan Place, Leeson Park, Dublin, 27 Jul 1878, & bapt Leeson PArk C.of I., 4 Sep; aged 22, Clerk unemployed, with parents, 1901.
          vi. Adam Walter PHAYRE, born Grand Canal Street, Dublin, 13 Feb 1884, & bapt Royal Chapel of St Matthew, Ringsend, 26 Dec; aged 17, Clerk, with parents, 1901.
     c. John Haslam PHAYRE, born Co Kildare, 20 Jun 1847; Court Crier, 21 Upper Pembroke Street, 1894; at Pembroke Street Upper, Dublin, 1901 Census, aged 45, County Court Clerk (unemployed), with wife & 3 sons; emigrated to Canada; died at Toronto, Ontario, 2 Aug 1931, aged 84; of 4 Emerald Terrace, Upper Grand Canal & Sallymount, Newbrook, a Butler, son of Thomas PHAIR, Farmer, when married at St Mark's C.of I., Dublin, 2 Nov 1882, Emily MASON, Ladies Maid, of the same addresses (daughter of Richard MASON); issue:
          i. Albert Richard PHAYRE, born 4 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin, 13 Jun 1887, & bapt St Matthias's C.of I., 17 Jul; aged 13, Scholar, with parents, 1901.
          ii. Percy PHAYRE, born 21 Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin, 10 Aug 1894, & bapt at St Peter's C.of I.; aged 6, Scholar, with parents, 1901.
          iii. Harold PHAYRE, born 21 Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin, 10 Nov 1896, bapt St Peter's, 29 Dec; aged 4, Scholar, with parents, 1901.
          iv. Ruth PHAYRE, born 21 Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin, 16 Dec 1899, & bapt St Matthias's C. of I.; poss died young.


There is a perception among some researchers that this family group may descend from John PHAIRE, the youngest son of Col Robert PHAIRE, the "Regicide."
WELPLY's evidence (see above) does, in my view, rather tend to rule this possibility out; and date evidence from Limerick records now appears to provide evidence of some conflation, or generational inaccuracy, in my own early and speculative constructions of it.
Some of the following details can be found on the George D. SPEER pedigree on More useful material comes from recent searches on-line (Limerick Chronicle items; some Limerick M.I.s); but much of it fits in with pedigree details already laid out by Barbara A. PHAYRE in her very well researched book entitled "Cromwell's Legacy: The PHAYRE Family in Ireland," Sandford Publishing, 2001, at Chapter 9, pp. 62 et seq - to which publication the reader is recommended, and copies of which may still be available by contacting Barbara at her roger@rphayre.freeserve e-mail address (if still valid). It would appear that SPEER's notes correspond well with Barbara PHAYRE's constructions.

Barbara PHAYRE does subscribe to the theory that the Limerick PHAYRES, the Slaters & the Tilers, were descendants of Col Robert PHAIRE by his youngest son John PHAIRE's marriage in 1699 to Mary WHITBY (see above).
I am not so sure.
There does not appear to be any hard evidence of it, and what circumstantial evidence that might be construable in support of it (there is a quantity - disposal of interests in the Enniscorthy Iron-works to explain lack of will mentions; naming of descendants Alice perhaps for Alice PEIRCE, for two examples) does not seem, to my eyes, sufficient to overcome obstacles raised by WELPLY in his 1920s paper, particularly in relation to lack of mentions in wills.
I may be wrong, but I suspect that WELPLY, having had the access that he did to the numerous P.R.O, records that were destroyed in 1922, would have uniquely been in a position to see the only evidence that will have at any time existed to "prove" that connection, but he did not report seeing any.
One record that would be relevant, if a full transcript was ever made of it, would be John PHAIR's marital status as recorded on the License Bond for his 1753 marriage to Margaret CONDON - if a bachelor, then the suggestion that it was a 2nd marriage after Alice PEIRCE's death would, I believe, be untenable - but if a widower, then I would happily recant! I believe that it was customary for the Marriage Licenses (for which the Bonds were recorded) to identify the marital status of both parties, if not obligatory under the rules of the Consistorial (or Diocesan) Courts which issued them.
It might also be of interest to discover the identity and whereabouts of the Wat GREEN mentioned by Alexander Herbert PHAIRE in his letter of Oct 1741, where he noted that " brother Jack is so troublesome to Wat GREEN and his wife (tho' they think he is almost gon') that they threaten to bring him here & leave him at the door."

WELPLY did not suggest that the FAIR family associated with Kinsale since ca 1601 had any connections in Limerick; he did suggest that they were the likely source of the origins of Richard PHAIRE or FAIRE (1739-1805), R.N., who married in 1765 (M.L.B., Dioc of Cork & Ross), Eleanor SCREECH (& by her was an ancestor of John Chessell BUCKLER, F.S.A.).
It is not impossible, of course, that if, as WELPY suggests, the Limerick PHAYREs or PHAYERs do not connect with the Regicide, then they may also have derived instead from that family as well. I am reluctant to cite the use of the name Richard as being circumstantial evidence of any possible connection.

At the risk of causing unintended offence, I propose the following "alternate" pedigree, which is perhaps, at present, more of a collection of pedigree notes looking for a proven tree in which to find a home.

John PHAYRE; Slater; of Kilmallock, 1716, when he & Thomas PHAYRE, also a Slater in Kilmallock, appear to have taken legal action against David MONCASHELL concerning the 1715 lease of lands at Gaultume [Barbara PHAYRE, "Cromwell's Legacy," Op. Cit, p. 62]; probably therefore of age in 1715, & if so, born in or before 1694, 5 years before John PHAIRE's 1699 marriage to Mary WHITBY.
I suspect that further evidence of this family may be found in the Deeds Registry in Henrietta Street, Dublin, where, commencing in 1708, all land transactions in Ireland were required by law to be registered; of which deeds "copy" Memorials were created; & which Memorials are publicly viewable in the Registry upstairs Memorials rooms.
This particular 1715 lease may even state the relationship between John & Thomas (although the chances are probably more likely that it will not); but I suspect they were more likely to have been brothers, rather than a father & son - if both were joint lease grantees, then both will need to have been of age, and if father & son, then the father will therefore have to have been born closer to ca 1670 - but it is possible that a son could have been named as a child, usually with an age recorded, if he was one of the "lives" for the term of the lease.
There is no available evidence to suggest that either of these Slaters of Kilmallock were married or had issue. But I suspect one or other may have, and if so, are (a) likely contender(s) for the ancestors of the following Limerick PHAYERs.
But it is evident that none of these events can be readily accommodated within the presently "accepted" pedigree of Col Robert PHAIRE, "Regicide."

John PHAIR, probably born in or before 1720, perhaps as early as 1700; Slater of Cork; died at Cork, 4 Jul 1761 as the result of a fall from a scaffold; his will, dated 8 Jul 1761, named his wife Mary PHAIR (which is not Margaret, although this may have been a clerical error), and mentions a child of his daughter, and two sons, none identified by name, but neither son probably yet of age, as they were not named as executors; issue:
1. (daur); probably born before 1741; probably married; issue:
     a. (child), b in or before 1761.
1. (son), perhaps born after 1740; living 1761.
2. (son), perhaps born after 1740; living 1761. Perhaps this or the elder son was the Joseph PHAYRE of Cork, aged 19 when he visited his kinsman Joseph PHAYER in Kilfinane (see next) in Dec 1762, and was informed of the contents of Charles LAND's will [Barbara PHAYRE, "Cromwell's Legacy," p. 66].

Joseph PHAYRE (born 1726, if age at death is accurately recorded on the M.I. - I note that this date does just pre-date Jack PHAIRE Jr's 1727 marriage to Alice PEIRCE); Slater in Kilfinane, Co Limerick, Apr 1763, when involved in legal wranglings over the will of a kinsman, Charles LAND of Ardavellan - his mother was evidently an aunt of Joseph's mother - and his sister was identified in the will as Alley PHEAYRE [Barbara PHAYRE, "Cromwell's Legacy," p.65]; Joseph died on 7 Dec 1801, aged 75, & was buried in Kilmallock Churchyard, with a monument erected by his son Charles; he married in Jan 1753 (M.L.B., Dioc of Cork & Ross), Mary GILBERT (born ca 1735); she died 14 Jul 1801, aged 65, & buried at Kilmallock [M.I.]; issue, said to have also included [J] below:
1. Thomas PHAYER, born ca 1755-56; died 30 May 1799, aged 43, & buried in the family plot, Kilmallock [M.I.].
2. Charles PHAYER; living 1801 when he erected a monument on his parents grave in Kilmallock Churchyard.

Alice BOLSTER (formerly PHAYER) was buried at Kilmallock, 1 Jun 1811, aged 66, & buried there with her 7 children who predeceased her, a monument erected by her "affectionate" son Joseph [see Nick REDDAN's "Kilmallock old memorial inscriptions for the Collegiate Church" on his web-site] - which age would preclude her from being a daughter of Joseph & Mary.
However, Barbara PHAYRE ["Cromwell's Legacy"] records her age at death instead as 36, which does admit to the possibility of her being a part of this family.

Thomas PHAYER, born ca 1796; died 15 Aug 1844, aged 47, & buried Kilmallock Churchyard; married Johanna (possibly FOX - she erected his monument in Kilmallock); issue:
1. Joseph PHAYER, born ca 1841; died 18 Sep 1866, aged 25, & buried in his father's plot at Kilmallock.

John PHAIR, born ca 1797; died at Kilmallock, Jun qtr 1881, aged 83 [Vol.5, p.252].

[J] Richard PHAYER (born ca 1775 if age at burial is correctly recorded on the M.I.); Occupier of 21 acres in Carrigareely Townland, Parish of Cahirconlish, Co Limerick, ca 1830, Tithe Applotment Books, & rated at £1 13s Impropriate & 19s 4d Vicarage (probably occupied by Rev Richard COX - perhaps of the 1834 Cork MLB with Ann PHAIR?); of Cahirconlish, Barony of Clanwilliam, County Limerick (Diocese of Emly); Farmer at Caherconlish, 1847; probably died before Mar 1848; married Catherine (probably also a PHAYER - born Jul 1778 - and if so, probably his cousin); she died " the residence of her son-in-law, Hide Park, Cahirconlish, ...relict of the late Richard PHAYER, Esq," on 16 Feb 1875, her remains buried on 18 Feb"... in the family vault at Cahirnarry" [Limerick Chronicle, 18 Feb]; issue:
1. Mary PHAYER, baptised at St John's, Limerick, 8 Nov 1805.
2. Joseph PHAYER, bapt St John's, Limerick, 31 Jul 1807; emigrated to America, 1848; as Joseph D. PHAYER, died at Midway, Madison County, Illinois, 4 May 1870, & buried St Patrick's Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison Co [Findagrave Memorial #74030940]; married at Troy, N.Y., 1849, Mary MURPHY (born Co Wexford, 20 Sep 1824 - probably sister of John MURPHY born 5 May 1821, and Johanna MURPHY born 14 Apr 1827); she died at Upper Alton, 30 Apr 1898; issue:
     a. Mary Ann PHAYER, born Troy, N.Y., 14 Apr 1850; died at Alton, Madison Co, Illinois, 18 Jan 1906; married William Harold Clay STREEPER; issue:
          i. Richard Henry STREEPER, born 1882; died 1903.
          ii. (infant), born & died 1883.
          iii. Katie M. STREEPER, born 1888; died 1901.
     b. Richard Benedict PHAYER, born Madison Co, Illinois, 2 Apr 1854; died at Downs, Osborne Co, Kansas, 6 Feb 1935; married 1stly, Ellen McKENZIE (died 1887, aged 32) & 2ndly Bridget MAHON; issue:
          i. Mary E. PHAYER, born 1884; died 1976.
          ii. Richard Benedict PHAYER Jr, born 1902; died 1936..
     c. Catherine Jane PHAYER, born Upper Alton, Madison Co, 2 Jan 1858; died at Venice, Madison Co, Illinois, 2 Sep 1896; married John WALTER; issue:
          i. Joseph C. PHAYER, born 1888; died 1892.
          ii. Josephine PHAYER, born ca 1889; aged 6 when her mother died.
          iii. Johnnie W. PHAYRE, born 1890; died 1891.
          iv. Willie PHAYRE, born ca 1892; aged 3 when his mother died.
          v. MAry PHAYER, born 1895; aged 13 mos when her mother died.
     d. Charles Thomas PHAYER, born Alton, 22 Mar 1860; Constable in Venice; died Venice, 2 Apr 1903; married Margaret BUSHELL (1868-1908); issue:
          i. Katherine T. PHAYER, born 1891; died 1975; married Michael Philip NESTER.
          ii. Mary Gertrude PHAYER, born 1892; died 1970; married Daniel Joseph HALLISSEY.
          iii. Charles Julian PHAYER, born 1895; died 1930.
          iv. Clifford W. PHAYER, born 1897; died 1951; married Ethel L. ENOS.
     e. John Joseph PHAYER, born Upper Alton, 18 Dec 1860; left Alton ca 1891 to join the Frisco Railroad Coy at Chaffee & Arcadia, Missouri; transferred to Denver ca 1924; died at Denver, Colorado, 1 Mar 1932; married ca 1891, Hannah EVANS of Bethalto; issue;
          i. William Joseph PHAYER, born & died at St Louis, Missouri, 1893.
          ii. Mary Ann PHAYER, born 1894; died 1933; married Christopher Lewis PRATT.
          iii. Emma Clementine PHAYER, born St Louis, 189; died Denver, Colorado, 1928; married Laurence LYONS.
          iv. John Joseph PHAYER, born Arcadia, Missouri, 1897; died 1992; married Elsie Ann SCHNEIDER.
          v. Earl William PHAYER, born Arcadia, 1900; died St Louis, 1922.
          vi. Charles Richard PHAYER, born Arcadia, 1903; died 1997; married 1stly, Opal NELSON; he married 2ndly LaVerne TUCKER.
          vii. Winifred Agnes PHAYER, born Arcadia, 1905; died at Denver, Colorado, 1951.
     f. Susan Johanna PHAYER, born Alton, 14 Feb 1863 or 1864; died at Los Angeles, 15 Dec 1947; married at Alton, 29 Aug 1887, John Patrick ROACH (born Limerick, Ireland, 1866); he died at L.A.,1939; issue 11 children, including:
          i. John Jospeh ROACH, born 1894.
     g. Elizabeth PHAYER, born Upper Alton,15 Jan 1866; died at Clayton, Missouri, 11 Dec 1959; married Richard HEATH (died 1949); issue:
          i. John HEATH, born 1902; died 1920
3. William PHAYER, bapt St John's, Limerick, 10 Apr 1810. See [K] next.
4. Susannah PHAYER, born ca 1812; died 1897; married John HEAVENER, with issue.
5. Charles PHAYER, born ca 1819; probably died at Meelick, Co Clare, 25 Jul 1879, & Reg'd at Limerick, Sep qtr 1879, aged 60 [Vol.5, p.242]; probate granted to Edward PHAYER of George St, Limerick, Gent; said to have married Margaret POWER, with issue.
6. Jane PHAYER, born ca 1823; died Co Limerick, 1863; married at Limerick, 23 Mar 1848, Richard MILLER [Limerick Chronicle]; issue included (with details from Barbara PHAYRE's pedigree in her "Cromwell's Legacy"):
     a. Margaret Crawford MILLER, born 23 Mar 1849; married in Dublin, 23 Oct 1872, her cousin, William PHAYER, & emigrated to Australia [see below].
     b. Catherine Jane MILLER, born 7 Jun 1850; died Cape Town, 1935; married Richard Freeman CARMICHAEL.
     c. Jessie MILLER, born 6 Jul 1852; died young.
     d. Isabella Jessie MILLER, born 2 Nov 1856 (sic - perhaps in error for 1854?); died 1912.
     e. Duncan Taylor MILLER, born 4 Jul 1856; died 1928.
     f. Richard MILLER, born 1 Feb 1858; Midshipman, R.N.; drowned in 1874, off the coast of West Africa, 1874 (Ashanti War)
     g. William Phayer MILLER, b 19 Sep 1859; emigrated to Australia; his wife Annie Louisa MILLER died at Geelong, 26 Feb 1917, mother of Louie (Mrs G.C. BROMELL), Behan & Frank.
7. Richard PHAYER, born ca 1823; Coach builder; married Margaret MULCAHY; issue included:
     a. Richard PHAYER, born 13 Aug 1861; died on 9 Oct 1943; married on 4 Feb 1888, Bridget MAHONY (1864-1949); issue included:
          i. Mary Ellen PHAYER, born 22 Feb 1889; married 1stly, John O'CONNELL (died at Ypres, 1917); she married 2ndly, Thomas ROCHE.
          iv. Michael Conleth PHAYER, born Limerick, 12 Apr 1895; emigrated to Queensland; Saddler, Kuder's Hotel, Barcaldine, Kennedy Division, 1937; enlisted  in the 2nd A.I.F., at Brisbane, next-of-kin Ellen ROACH; died in Qld, 1960 #C2588, born Limerick, aged 65 (parents not recorded).
8. Thomas PHAYER, born ca 1825; Coach builder.
9. Catherine PHAYER, born ca 1827; aged 20, of Caherconlish, when married at Dromkeen, Co Limerick, 28 Oct 1847, to Richard KEAYS of Grange (son of William KEAYS, Farmer), witnessed William KEAYS & N.L. PHAYER.

[K] William PHAYER; Coachbuilder, 58 O'Connell Street, Limerick; J.P.; resided at India Villa, Corbally, County Limerick; living 1861; had a family vault in St Munchin's, Limerick; married at St Michael's, Limerick, 20 Nov 1837, Ellen (or Eleanor) Lloyd MYLES; she died at 58 George Street, Limerick, 24 Jul 1879, aged 61; issue (with some details from Barbara PHAYRE's pedigree in her "Cromwell's Legacy"):
1. Richard Miles PHAYER, bapt St Michael's, Limerick, 21 Oct 1838; emigrated to Australia; "eldest son" when he died at Ballan, 14 Sep 1881, aged 41 [Argus, Thur 15 Sep]; probably married Mary PROUDFOOT alias KAVANAGH; she possibly died at Ballarat, 1893 #12913, aged 53 (parents Laurence KAVANAGH & Mary MURRAY or MURPHY).
2. Ellen Elizabeth PHAYER, bapt St Michael's, Limerick, 17 Nov 1839; died in London, 1919; as Elizabeth, married at Parteen Church, 25 Jun 1857, Dr Edward Canny RYALL, H.M.'s 86th Regiment [Limerick Chronicle]; he died in Jul 1880; issue:
     a. Edward Canny RYALL, born Queen's County, 1865; died London, 1934.
     b. William Phayer RYALL, born Isle of Wight, 1867.
     c. Charles RYALL, born Isle of Wight, 1870.
     d. Alice Maude May RYALL, born Kilkee, County Clare, 1872.
     e. Kathleen Ethel RYALL, born 1874.
3. Catherine (Kate) Jane PHAYER, born ca 1841; 2nd daughter; married 1stly, St Patrick's, Clare, 29 Apr 1861, Robert CRUISE; he died at Hartstronge Street, Limerick, 11 Mar 1862; she married 2ndly, at St Thomas's C.of I., Dublin, 18 Jun 1867, Albert John BEARDSHAW.
4. Anna Maria PHAYER, born 13 Jan 1843; as the 3rd daughter, married at St George's Cathedral, Cape Town, 27 Dec 1866, R. A. ZEEDERBERGH, Esq, M.D., eldest son of R.A. ZEEDERBERGH, Merchant in Cape Town [Limerick Chronicle].
5. William PHAYER, born Limerick, 30 Apr 1844; went to Australia, probably arriving in Melbourne in Dec 1872 on the ship "Marpesia" with wife Margaret; settled at Foster, Gippsland, Vic; died at Foster, Vic, 23 Jul 1896 #5970, aged 52 (parents named); married in Dublin, 23 Oct 1872, his cousin Margaret Crawford MILLER; she died at the residence of her daughter (Mrs Jessie CHEATLE), 90 Molesworth Street, North Melbourne, on 13 Sep 1940 #9309, aged 91 (parents Richard & Jane MILLER); issue:
     a. William Richard PHAYER, born Foster, Vic, 1874; died at Dandenong, 3 Aug 1945, aged 71, late of Dunblane Road, Noble Park; married 1902 #2509, Violet TWITE; she died at Brunswick, May 1935 #3671 (parents George TWITE & Jane WARREN); issue:
          i. Dorothy (Doris) Margaret Isabella PHAYER, born Vic, 1903 #3297; married SMITH.
     b. Alice Maude PHAYER, born Vic ca 1876; died Foster, 1877 #1448, aged 1.
     c. Edward Charles PHAYER, born Foster, 1878; died Fitzroy, Vic, 23 Jun 1936 #6311, aged 58; married 1909 #5215, Margaret Isabella Mary SCOTT; she died at Box Hill, Vic, 1954 #6994 (parents Isaac St SCOTT & Mary Ann FLINN); issue:
          i. Edward PHAYER.
          ii. Kathleen PHAYER.
          iii. Dulcie PHAYER.
          iv. Ronald PHAYER.
     d. Richard Carmichael PHAYER, born Foster, 1881; died 1945.
     e. Margaret Beatrice PHAYER, born Foster, 1883, a twin; died 1901.
     f. Mary Ethel PHAYRE, born Foster, 1883, the other twin; died 1966; died at Cambrian Hill, Vic, 1966 #25591, aged 85 (parents named); married Vic, 1905 #3254, Joseph Francis ANDERSON; issue:
          i. James Shields ANDERSON, born Carlton, 1905 #9106; died Preston, Vic, 1960 #34982, aged 55 (parents named).
          ii. Reginald Francis ANDERSON, born Toorak, Vic, 1909 #6830; died Crel, Vic, 1979 #18322, aged 70 (parents named).
     g. Kathleen Jane PHAYER, born Foster, 1886; died at Foster, 1899 #5785, aged 12 (parents named).
     h. Vivian Charles, born Foster, 1886; died 1958; of Yea, when married on 14 Jan 1915 #1324, to Henrietta Joan RAMSAY [Toora & Welshpool --- & South Gippsland Observer, Fri 5 Feb] .
      j. Jessie PHAYER, born ca 1890; at 90 Molesworth St, North Mekbourne, 1937  to 1954; died at Kew, Vic, 1962 #21985, aged 71 (parents named); married ca 1935, Simeon CHEATLE; he died at 90 Molesworth Street, North Melbourne, 25 Oct 1945 (parents Simeon CHEATLE Sr & Elizabeth Ann MUDGE).
     k. Eileen PHAYER, born ca 1895; living Sep 1940; died Vic, 1986, aged 91; married Loftus Algie STEWART, with issue. 
     m. Dorothea PHAYER, born ca 1902; unmarried, with mother, 1915; died at Dandenong, 1949 #18355, aged 46 (parents named).
6. Henrietta PHAYER, born 16 Apr 1847; probably died at Kilkenny, Dec qtr 1920, aged 73 [Vol.3, p.289]; 4th daughter, married at St Paul's, Cork, Nov 1870, Edward DUNPHY of Cork; they were at Quarrylands, Rural Kilkenny, 1901 Census, both aged 54, with 3 children; ditto 1911, aged 63, with daughter, married 40 years with 12 children surviving from 13 born; issue:
     a. (child), born Kilkenny, 8 Oct 1871.
     b. (child), born Kilkenny, 18 Dec 1872.
     c. Edward Garnett DUNPHY, born Kilkenny, 23 Mqr 1874.
     d. Charles William Phayre DUNPHY; died at Mout Sion, Kilkenny, 27 Jan 1876, an infant. Perhaps one of (a) or (b)?
     e. Christina DUNPHY, born Co Kilkenny, ca 1878; aged 13, with parents, 1901 Census.
     f. Frederick DUNPHY, born Kilkenny, 13 Sep 1879.
     g. Victor DUNPHY, born Co Kilkenny, ca 1882; aged 18, with parents, 1901 Census.
     h. Eileen DUNPHY, born Co Kilkenny, ca 1884; aged 26, with parents, 1911 Census.
     j. Henry DUNPHY, born Co Kilkenny, ca 1886; aged 14, with parents, 1901 Census.
7. Rebecca PHAYER, born 25 Oct 1848; died at Indiaville, 8 Feb 1862, aged 13.
8. Thomas PHAYER, born 17 Apr 1850; emigrated to Victoria; at Echuca, 1881, a Steam-boat hand on the vessel "Tyro" under Capt HANSEN (engaged on it in 1880), when he gave evidence in a slander trial brought on by a passenger against HANSEN; eventually settled in Mildura, as a Carter; entered his "cottage garden" at Orange Avenue in the Mildura Garden Competition, Dec 1890; his house in Orange Avenue caught fire in Dec 1909, destroying the interior & contents; married at Wentworth, N.S.W., 1885 #7409, Isabella HUSSEY; she died at South Melbourne, 1928 #2852, aged 63 (parents Henry HUSSEY & Sarah ASHWORTH); issue:
     a. Flor. Mary PHAYER, born Vic, 1891 #25682.
     b. William Henry PHAYER, born Vic, 1893 #5963; enlisted in the A.I.F., 9 Aug 1915, aged 22 yrs 8 mos, Coach Driver; Served in France  witht eh 6th Infantry Battalion; wounded in France, 25 Jul 1916; returned to Australia, 4 May 1917, on H.M.A.T. Runic, & discharged on 13 Aug 1917; Farmer at Caldermeade, 1931; Farmer, Lang Lang, 1936; Farmer, Koo-Wee-Rup, 1949; at 1 Hemming St, Dandenong, 1963; he died at Dandenong, 1964 #16456, aged 71 (parents named); probably married Alice Hilda (she was with him, Home Duties, 1931-1963); poss issue:
          i. John Charles PHAIRE, born Melbourne, 17 May 1918; enlisted in the 2nd A.I.F.,in the field in Qld, next-of-kin Alice PHAYER.
     c. Charles Ashworth PHAYER, born Vic, 1895 #14408; enlisted in the A.I.F., 14 Oct 1914, aged 19, Horse driver; embarked in Melbourne, 13 Apr 1915, on H.M.A.T. Wiltshire; & served with the 4th Regt, 9th Light Horse, at Gallipoli (May to Nov 1915); returned to Australia from Suez, Jan 1916 & discharged Jun 1916; Member of the Melbourne Harbour Trust, 1939; wide experience in the Milk Industry; Managing Director of the Longwarry Butter Factory Coy; Office Bearer, Victorian Branch, United Country Party; died at his residence, 199 Lennox St, Richmond, 24 Aug 1948 #9311, aged 53, & cremated at Fawkner Crem, 26 Aug (Methodist); married Vic, 1916 #5614, Catherine Theresa McHUGH; issue 5 sons & 2 daughters surviving, including:
          i. Reginald Ashworth PHAYER, born Whittlesea, Vic, 14 Jan 1917; enlisted in the 2nd A.I.F. at Warrugul, next-of-kin Charkes PHAYER, SN V42241; at 24 Bridge St, Noble Park, 1963, with probable wife Clara Iris.
     d. Ellen PHAYER, born Vic, 1897 #13045.
     e. Reginald Myles PHAYER, born Vic, 1898 #20759; Private, A.I.F., enlisted at Mildura, 2 May 1916, Shop Assistant, aged 18 yrs 1 mo; embarked at Melbourne, 16 Aug 1916, on the R.M.S. Orontes; served with 38th Infantry Battalion,Western Front; killed-in-action at Messines, Belgium, 7 or 9 Jun 1917, aged 18 years & 10 months.
     f. Thomas Vivian PHAYER, born Vic, 1901 #13037; died Fran., Vic, 1978 #10463, aged 77 (parents named).
     g. Nora PHAYRE, born Vic, 1903 #27494; as Noreen Louise DAKIS, died at Mildura, 1980  #25001, aged 77 (parents named).
     h. Keith PHAYER, born Vic, 1906 #12527; died aged 1 day.
9. Susannah PHAYER, born 2 Sep 1851; probate granted 30 Jul 1888; married in 1880, Arthur BEECHWOOD [Barbara PHAYRE's pedigree]; issue included:
     a. Arthur William BEECHWOOD, born Dublin, 29 Dec 1880.
10. Alice Maude (Mary) PHAYER, born 11 Oct 1852; "...younger daughter" when she died at her father's residence, India Villa, Corbally, 11 Dec 1871, aged 19 [Limerick Chronicle, 12 Dec].
11. Charles PHAYER, b ca 1855; died at Corbally, 29 Dec 1874 [Barbara PHAYRE's pedigree].
12. Edward Canny PHAYER, born at Corbally, 3 Jun 1858 [Limerick Chronicle]; went to South Africa; died at Orange Free State, 9 Nov 1882.


Robert PHAIR; Sergeant, 48th Regiment; this Regiment sailed from Cork to N.S.W. in 1817; married at St Phillip's Church, Sydney, 19 Feb 1824, Sarah BARLOW, widow; her 1st husband, Sergeant Edward BARLOW, Quarter Master, 48th Regt, had died in the Military Hospital, Sydney, 20 Feb 1823 (by whom she had a daughter Elizabeth BARLOW, who married in Oct 1823 James RICHARDSON, 48th Regt - and they had three younger children born in Sydney, 1818-1822); the 48th went to India in 1824; all four of them - "Sgt FAIR, who married the widow of Sgt BARLOW, Mrs FAIR, as well as her daughter Mrs RICHARDSON & son-in-law Sgt RICHARDSON" - were reported as having died in Madras, that report published in the Sydney Gazette, 25 Nov 1824, & in Hobart Town Gazette of 24 Dec 1824.

Robert PHAIR; died at his residence, 50 Hay Street off Sussex Street, Sydney, Dec 1878 [Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 17 Dec]; married Ellen; she died at 362 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, 27 May 1858, aged 40 years [S.M.H., Thur 10 Jun]; issue:
     a. John Thomas PHAIR, born ca 1838; eldest son; died at his father's residence, 128 Bourke Street, Woolloomooloo, 26 Feb 1864 #553, aged 25 [S.M.H., Sat 27 Feb].
     b. Louisa PHAIR; youngest daughter; married Sydney, 5 Jun 1867, by Rev William CURNOW, to James Henry BERRY (son of Francis BERRY); issue.

John PHAIR; in N.S.W. before 1865; horse trainer, of Oberon, N.S.W.; sold his farm, on the Fish River, near Oberon, in Mar 1889; died at his residence, Perry Street, Canterbury, 12 Jan 1911 #1029, aged 70 (parents named as John & Jane); married at Bathurst, 1865 #145, Jessie Martha WHALAN; she died at Canterbury, 1930 #11890; issue:
     a. Ann Jane PHAIR, born Hartley, 1866 #9231; died at Burragorang, 10 Dec 1930; married in 1886, John GRUNDY.
     b. Robert J. PHAIR, born Hartley, 1868 #10155.
     c. George PHAIR, born Hartley, 1870 #10746; thrown from his horse at Oberon, May 1890, & lay unconscious at his father's house for some days [Bathurst Free Press, Tue 13 May]; an employe of Mr F.S. GRAHAM of Oberon, 1899; jumped or fell overboard & drowned during a voyage on the ship Mauaroa from N.Z. to Sydney, Aug 1899.
     d. Emma Matilda PHAIR, born Hartley, 1872 #11038; married John WANDBY.
     e. Rosa Maria PHAIR, born Hartley, 1874 #12177.
     f. John Ernest PHAIR, born Hartley, 1876 #7813.
     g. Jessie Caroline PHAIR, born Hartley, 1881 #17435.
     h. Oswald C. PHAIR, born Hartley, 1885 #14259.

John PHAIR; of County Tyrone; he died relatively young, leaving his wife with "...a young family of 4 sons and 4 daughters"; married Mary IRWIN or IRVINE, born ca Jun 1818, a "...niece of Rev Arthur IRVINE & Capt George IRVINE"; she died in Aug 1918, " her home farm, Laughterush, near Belfast, at the age of 100 years and 2 months" [Maitland Mercury, 18 Nov 1918], leaving 3 sons & 2 daughters surviving her, of whom three emigrated to Australia; issue:
     a. Christopher PHAIR, born ca 1839; emigrated from Ireland on the ship "Hereford" arriving in Sydney, 22 Apr 1882; Baker; settled in East Maitland, & was in the bakery business with his brother John; died at the residence of his brother-in-law (Mr James WYLLIE), Anne Street, East Maitland, Jul 1915 #9434 [Maitland Daily News, &c, Sat 31 Jul], aged 66, a native of Loughterush, County Tyrone; unmarried; buried East Maitland Cemetery, Presbyterian, Row 13, aged 76 [M.I.].
     b. Ann Jane PHAIR, born ca 1841; emigrated to N.S.W. before 1871; died at Ann Street, East Maitland, 5 Oct 1922, aged 81, without issue, leaving her husband, and three brothers surviving her [Maitland Weekly, Sat 7 Oct]; she married at Paterson, N.S.W., 1871 #3203, James WYLLIE; he was a Baker in East Maitland, both buried East Maitland General Cemetery, Presbyterian, Row 13  [M.I.].
     c. William PHAIR, born 9 Apr 1843; living in Bendigo, 1922;died at Golden Square, Bendigo, 20 Jun 1931; married in Vic, 18 Mar 1890, Caroline Charlotte Alice CARTER; she died 1951, aged 87; issue:
          i. Caroline Mary Alice May PHAIR, born 1891; died at Leongatha, Vic, 1969 #11541, aged 78; married Vic, 1914, Charles John CHRISTOPHERSON.
          ii. Clarice Beatrice Ann PAIR, born ca 1892; died Mount Albert, Vic, 1978 #5896, aged 85; married 1stly, Vic, 1917, Herbert Henry PITHIE; she married 2ndly, Mr TEAGUE.
          iii. Thomas William PHAIR, born ca 1894; died at Heidelberg, 1973 #23368, aged 78.
          iv. Edith Elizabeth PHAIR, born ca 1899; died 1967 #14056, aged 67
          v. Gertrude Olive Edna PHAIR, born 1902; died 1950.
     d. James PHAIR; living in Ireland, 1922.
     e. Eliza PHAIR, born Co Tyrone, ca 1853; died at Loughterush, Kelsherry, County Tyrone, 6 Feb 1922, aged 68 [Maitland Mercury, 30 Mar].
     f. John Gerard PHAIR, born Co Tyrone, ca 1854; emigrated to N.S.W.; in N.S.W., Dec 1879, when he paid an immigration deposit for his brother Christopher; ran a Bakery business in Maitland with his brother Christopher; died at East Maitland, Feb 1926 #11890, & buried East Maitland General Cemetery, Presbyterian Section, Row 13, aged 71 [M.I.].

James PHAIR died at Broulee, N.S.W., 1863 #3202, aged 24, parents not named; he died from injuries sustained during an altercation with Charles BRYEN, who was charged with feloniously slaying PHAIR at Nerringdah, near Araluen; BRYEN had retaliated against PHAIR for his using an abusive epithet against him and kicking him, while they were in the company of Mrs Ellen WHITE; PHAIR died some hours after receiving a head wound from a table knife which BRYEN was holding.
James may have been from County Tyrone, possibly also a FAIR. He appears to have had a son named James Graham PHAIR or FAIR, said to have been born on 4 Sep 1858, only son of James PHAIR and Mary Ellen DOYLE (but N.S.W. Statutory Indexes do not record a birth to these parents).


James PHAYRE or PHAIR married Catherine WILLIS (born Ireland, ca 1813), probably in Ireland; she died in Qld, 1899 #C3521, aged 85, born Ireland, daughter of Hugh WILLIS; they had issue, including:
1. John PHAIR; died Qld, 1910 #C1145 (parents named).
2. Edward PHAIR; died Brisbane, 1923 #B38983 (parents named); married Qld, 1864 #C207, Agnes Carnachan BARR; she died at Taringa, Qld, on 16 Jul 1899 #C4494 (eldest daughter of John BARR of Glasgow & Catherine CARNACHAN); issue:
     a. Edward James PHAIR, born Qld, 1865 #C1027; died Brisbane, 1937 #B35272 (parents named).
     b. John Barr PHAIR, born Qld, 1866 #C1381; died Brisbane, 1920 #B32638 (parents named).
     c. Agnes PHAIR, born Qld, 1868 #C1350; married at South Brisbane, 31 Dec 1905, Archie LEEDER, the marriage recorded in a press notice as "...a deaf mute wedding" attended by her brother Mr J. Barr PHAYRE and sisters Misses A.K. & Eva.
     d. Annie PHAIR, born Qld, 1870 #C1246; died Brisbane, 1952 #B38405 (parents named); married KIRK.
     e. Lilly PHAIR, born Qld, 1872 #C1112.
     f. Robert Barr PHAIR, born Qld, 1875 #B18366.
     g. Jeanie PHAIR, born Qld, 1876 #C2474.
     h. Eva PHAIR, born Qld, 1879 #C2849.
3. Isabella PHAIR; died Qld, 26 Jul 1907 #B8333 (parents named); married at Ipswich, Qld, 22 Nov 1866 #C353, Malcolm McINTYRE; he died at Allora, Qld, 24 Sep 1880; issue:
     a. Jane McINTYRE, born Qld, 6 Oct 1867 #C1575; died 25 Apr 1873.
     b. Peter McINTYRE, born Qld, 8 Jan 1869 #1022.
     c. Violet Isabella McINTYRE, born Qld, 11 Nov 870 #C1642; died 16 Dec 1871.
     d. James Phair McINTYRE, born Qld,,20 Apr 1872 #B13952.
     e. Isabella McINTYRE, born Qld, 1874 #B17367.
     f. Catherine Jane McINTYRE, born Qld,11 Mar 1876 #B20648.
     g. Malcolm McINTYRE, born Qld, 29 Oct 1877 #B22820; died 6 Sep 1878.
     h. Emily Agnes McINTYRE, born Qld, 17 Jul 1879 #B2524.
4. Mary Anne PHAIR; died Qld, 1878 #B12127 (parents named); married Qld, 1867 #C294, Robert WEIR; issue:
     a. Robina WEIR, born Qld, 1874 #B17177.
5. Catherine PHAIR; of Ipswich, when married at Roma, Qld, 31 Aug 1869, Thomas INSKIP of Upper Dawson.
6. Margaret PHAIR; died Qld, 1872 #C387 (parents named); married at North Ipswich, Qld, on 28 Jan 1870 #C177, Hugh STEWART, both of Ipswich; issue:
     a. Catherine STEWART, born Qld, 1871 #C1094.

George PHAYRE, born Ireland, ca 1838, son of George PHAYRE; he died in Qld, 1895 #C1130, aged 56, father only named.


Robert PHAIR; married at Trichinopoly, Madras, 29 Dec 1824, Elizabeth CAROLLAN; she was probably the Elizabeth PHAIR who was buried at Trichinopoly, Madras, 21 Feb1827, aged 41.
Robert PHAIR; perhaps the same as the previous, & if so a widower; Lieut, 44th Regiment, when married at Chinsurah, Bengal, 2 Jun 1834, Mary Ann YORK; issue included:
     a. Mary Jane PHAIR, born 20 Jun 1837, & bapt at Ghazeepore, Bengal, 27 Jun.
     b. Maria PHAIR, born 9 Feb 1840 & bapt at Kurnaul, Bengal, 1 Mar, father a Sergeant, 44th Regiment; buried at Kurnaul, 20 Sep 1840.
John PHAIR, born ca 1837; buried at Baroda, Bombay,  8 Jun 1865, aged 28.
James PHAIR, born ca 1847; buried at Hazareebaugh, Bengal, 15 Sep 1865, aged 18.

Thomas PHAYRE; married Margaret (-?-); issue:
     a. Margaret PHAYRE, bapt at Fort William, Bengal, 30 Oct 1825; perhaps buried at Dinapore, Bengal, 22 May 1826, aged 0.
John PHAYRE, born ca 1836; died 15 Mar 1847 and was buried at Subathoo, Bengal, 16 Mar, aged 10.
Daundein Cherubin PHAYRE, born ca 1907; buried at Rangoon, Bengal, 12 Jun 1928, aged 21.

Richard FAIRE; married Mary (-?-); issue:
     a. Eliza FAIRE, bapt Meerut, India, 12 Jul 1827.


Andrew PHAIR, born ca 1757, perhaps in Ireland; possibly served in the 9th Regiment of Foot; enlisted on 16 Sep 1781 in Benedict ARNOLD's Loyal American Legion [SABINE, Vol.2], & was appointed Adjutant; his account with Government, dated 2 May 1783 at Staten Island, for Stationery & Sundry for the period 25 Dec 1782 to 24 Jun 1783; he shortly after settled in Fredericton, New Brunswick, where he taught at the College of New Brunswick (formerly the Academy of Liberal Arts and Sciences); Auctioneer, City of St John, New Brunswick, 1813; he was Barracks Master & Postmaster; he died there on 9 Nov 1824, aged 67, & was buried in the Old Burial Ground, Fredericton; he married in New York Province, by License dated 10 May 1782, Mrs Margaret BARRY, the widow of Major Henry BARRY (9th Regiment of Foot); she died at Fredericton on 27 Jul 1833, aged 70, & was buried with her 2nd husband (she already had a daughter Mary BARRY - who was at Fredericton, 1851 Census, aged 72, born Ireland, residing with her probable half-sister Harriet PHAIR at the house of their nephew Francis STRATTON); they had issue :
1. William Barry PHAIR, born Staten Island, 17 Mar 1783; Ensign, King's New Brunswick Regiment; Lieut, 104th Regiment, 1811, served in the War of 1812, & retired in 1816; settled at Kingslear; Postmaster, Fredericton, 1825; at Fredericton, 1851 Census, aged 68, with wife (aged 48) & 8 children; died at Ferdericton, 12 Mar 1853; married at Fredericton, 5 Aug 1816, Rebecca Hannay RAINSFORD (b 1800); she was at Fredericton, 1861 Census, age 62, Head of Family, with 4 ch'n; she died in 1866; they had issue:
     a. Margaret PHAIR, born 1819; aged 32, with parents, 1851; a Margaret PHAIR, but clearly another, married on 8 Dec 1840, George LEE (b 1816, son of Thomas Carlton LEE by Margaret Lester WETMORE, & so a brother of William Tyng Peters LEE); issue:
          i. Annie Rebecca LEE.
          ii. George LEE.
          iii. William LEE, born 1842; died 30 Mar 1870.
     b. Andrew Stratton PHAIR, born 1821; at Fredericton, 1861 Census, aged 40, with wife, 3 ch'n & his sister-in-law; died at Fredericton, 21 Apr 1875; married Harriett I.S. (RAINSFORD); she was born Canada West, ca 1828 (younger sister of Elizabeth A. RAINSFORD, aged 46 in 1861); they had issue:
          i. William B. PHAIR, born Canada, ca 1852; aged 8, with parents, 1861.
          ii. Harriett H, M, PHAIR, born Canada, ca 1854; aged 6, with parents, 1861.
          iii. Elizabeth A. PHAIR, born Canbada, ca 1857; aged 3, with parents, 1861.
     c. William Barry PHAIR, born 1822; aged 29, with parents, 1851; aged 39, with mother, 1861 Census.
     d. John Henry PHAIR, born Fredericton, 20 Dec 1823; Attorney (16 Oct 1845) & Barrister (14 Oct 1847), New Brunswick; at Fredericton, 1851 Census, aged 28, with wife & son; visited Victoria with his brother, 1852, but soon returned to New Brunswick; in legal partnership with his cousin, Francis STRATON, at Fredericton; Fishing Commissioner; appointed Clerk of the Legislative Council, 1891; married at Christ Church, Fredericton, 6 Mar 1850, Sarah Elizabeth COY (born 1835, daughter of Asa COY, Esq, of Fredericton); she was aged 20, with husband, 1851; with her parents, 1861; issue:
          i. Edwin Ernest PHAIR, born Fredericton, 1851; an infant, with parents, 1851 Census; aged 10, with mother & COY grandparents, 1861 Census; died 1929; married 1874, Junita ESTEY, with issue.
          ii. Harry Ring PHAIR, born 1866; died 24 Dec 1941; married Jessie TENNANT.
          iii. Frances Agnes Rebecca PHAIR, born Jul 1870; died 11 Mar 1947; married H. Percy LEE.
     e. Garnet Winslow PHAIR, born 1825; poss, as Harriet Winslow PHAIR, married on 27 Jun 1850, William Tyng Peters LEE (born 1824, son of Thomas Carlton LEE by Margaret Lester WETMORE - she was a sister of Timothy Peter WETMORE); issue:
          i. Harriet W. LEE, born 1854; died 1874.
     f. Sarah J. PHAIR, born 1825; aged 26, with parents, 1851 Census; aged 36, with mother, 1861 Census.
     g. Harriet Jane PHAIR, born 1828; as Harriet W. PHAIR, aged 24, with parents, 1851 Census; died at Fredericton, 1913.
     h. Robert Armstrong PHAIR, born 1829; aged 22, with parents, 1851 Census; went to Australia, arriving in Victoria, Oct 1852, on the ship "Revenue" from New Brunswick, Canada; at Chambers Street, Prahran, 1865; Hotel Keeper, Clarence Hotel, cnr Collins Street East & Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, where he died, 8 Jul 1868 #6742, aged 38 [Argus, Thu 9 Jul]; Adm'on 30 Jul 1868 to Eliza PHAIR; married Vic, 1864 #1639, Eliza (Agnes) O'SHEA; issue included:
          i. Agnes Frances PHAIR, born Emerald Hill, 1865 #8465; died Vic, 1928; married in Melbourne, 8 Dec 1887, Robert Ramsay Jr, of Foochow, China - issue included Mary Marshall RAMSAY (mother of British Racing Car Driver & Team Owner, Robert Ramsay Campbell WALKER) & Marshall Clive RAMSAY (died Vic, 1912, aged 9).
          ii. Ernest Clarence PHAIR, born Melbourne, 1867 #16880.
     j. Mary Emerson PHAIR, born 1830; aged 21, with parents, 1851 Census; aged 30, with mother, 1861 Census..
     k. Francis Spencer Blair PHAIR, born 1833; as Spencer, aged 16, with parents, 1851 Census; aged 28, with mother, 1861 Census; died at Fredericton, 1862.
     l. Frances Katherine PHAIR, born 1836; aged 13, with parents, 1851 Census; died at Fredericton, 1861.
     m. Charles Edward PHAIR, born 1839; died 1839; infant.
2. Harriett Margaret PHAIR, born America, 1785; aged 60, with nephew Francis STRATTON, 1861 Census; died at Fredericton, 1863.
3. Isabella S. PHAIR; died at St Kits, 22 Oct 1818, probably in child-birth; married at Fredericton, 9 Sep 1809, John Mathew (or Murray) STRATON, Captain, Royal Artillery; with issue:
     a. Frances Sophia Margaret STRATON, born 1810; died 1842; married 13 Jan 1829, Timothy Robert WETMORE (son of Thomas WETMORE, a Judge, by Sarah PETERS, and so a brother of Margaret Lester WETMORE); with issue:
          i. Isabella Hailes WETMORE.
          ii. Harriet Margaret WETMORE.
          iii. Mary Elizabeth White WETMORE.
          iv. John Stratton WETMORE.
          v. Charles Inglis WETMORE.
          vi. Frances Gustavia WETMORE; aged 13, 1851 Census, with uncle Francis STRATON.
          vii. Emily Myers WETMORE; aged 12, 1851 Census, with ubncle Francis STRATON.
     b. Francis A.H. STRATON, born Gibraltar, 2 Mar 1817; Solicitor in Fredericton, in partnership with his cousin John Henry PHAIR; at Fredericton, 1851 Census, aged 34, with wife, 5 ch'n, & several related lodgers (Mary BARRY & Harriett PHAIR); died at Fredericton, 16 Jun 1900; married 1stly, 1842, Sarah Jane BLISS (1817-1864), with issue 6 sons, including:
          i. John Mathew STRATON, born 11 Dec 1843; aged 7, with parents, 1851; First Mate on the barque Genii when he perished at sea, 4 Oct 1869, aged 25 years.
          ii. Sarah Isabella STRATON; aged 5, with parents, 1851.
          iii. George Pidgeon Bliss STRATON; aged 4, with parents, 1851.
          iv. Frances Sophia Margaret ATRATON; aged 2, with parents, 1851.
          v. Mary Rebecca Harriett STRATON, born ca 1850; infant, with parents, 1851; died in 1860, aged 9.
          vi. Frank STRATON; died aged 2 years.
          vii. Barry Bliss STRATON, born Fredericton, 27 Dec 1854; a poet; died 10 Oct 1901; married in 1889, Leonora Margaret HARRIS.
          viii. James Murray STRATON, born 1856; died 1883.
          ix. Andrew William STRATON, b 1853; died in 1890, a young man..
          x. Frances STRATON, b 1861; died 1886..
          xi. Thomas Chalres Henry STRATON
     c. Isabella STRATON; died in infancy, probably at St Kitts, Oct 1818.

Another PHAIR family in Canada & the U.S. tempts finding a connection due to similar names (Andrew & ARMSTRONG), as follows (with acknowledgement to George SPEER's for his on-line pedigrees):

Alexander PHAIR; probably of County Armagh, Ireland; father of:

James PHAIR, born in Ireland, probably in County Armagh, ca 1777; died in 1835; married Elizabeth ARMSTRONG of Belfast; issue:
1. Andrew PHAIR, born ca 1808-10; died at Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, on 10 Apr 1858; married Ann BANNERMAN (b 1814); aged 54, at Limestone, Maine, 1870 Census; she died 1895; issue:
     a. Ann PHAIR, born 1833; married William ROACH (he may have arrived in New York, ca 1840, from Cork, with brother Patrick) .
     b. Elizabeth PHAIR, born 1837; married John H. McGOWAN (born Maine, 1835); issue included:
          i. John Franklin McGOWAN.
     c. Jane PHAIR, born at Restigouche, N.B., 2 Jan 1839; died at Drummond, N.B., 9 Oct 1924; married 1stly, on 14 Mar 1863, George D. KETCHUM, of Gordon, Victoria County, N.B.; issue:
          i. Henry Willis KETCHUM, born 1864; died 1910.
Jane married 2ndly, at Grand Falls, Victoria County, N.B., 26 Oct 1869, John Henry DAY; with further issue:
          ii. Evelyn Ella DAY, born N.B., 29 Mar 1871.
          iii. Annie Ada DAY, born N.B., 10 Jan 1873.
          iv. Alice May DAY, born N.B., 28 May 1875.
          v. Nellie Phair DAY, born N.B., 25 Nov 1877; married Charlotte County, N.B., 3 Jan 1903, Hary Herman SMITH, with issue.
          vi. George Herman DAY, born N.B., 7 Dec 1882.
          vii. James William DAY, born N.B., 7 Dec 1882.
          viii. Oram Andrew DAY, born N.B., 4 Aug 1886.
     d. Mary PHAIR, born 1841.
     e. Margaret A. PHAIR, born 25 Jun 1842; married as his 2nd wife, Reuben Brewer CHASE.
     f. James Armstrong PHAIR, born New Brunswick, 1844; at Limestone, MAine, 18710, aged 23, Farmer, with mother & brother; died 12 Oct 1913; married Nellie J. BOLSTRIDGE (born 1859).
     g. William Bannerman PHAIR, born 3 Oct 1849.
     h. Caroline Emily PHAIR, born 15 Feb 1852; marr McDONALD.
     j. George Andrew PHAIR, born Maine, 17 Mar 1859; at Limestone, Maine, 1870, aged 15, at home with mother & brother; at Limestone, 1900 Census, aged 45, with 2nd wife Minnie & 7 ch'n; died 29 Nov 1936; married 1stly, Annie Margaret KELLY (b 1859); she died in 1890; he married 2ndly, Minnie May THOMPSON (b 1866); she died 1935.
2. James PHAIR, born 1809; died 1856; married Hannah MURPHY (born 1849); she died 2 Apr 1903; issue:
     a. Alexander PHAIR, born Chatham, New Brunswick, 26 Sep 1841; at Prince Edward Island, 1881 Census, aged 47, Farmer, with 2nd wife & 6 children; at Presque Isle, Maine, 1900 Census, aged 59, Farmer, married 34 years, with wife Annie & 4 ch'n; he died 5 Oct 1926; married 1stly, Jul 1863, Ellen SILLIKER (born 1841); she died 31 May 1864 (buried Cape Travers Cemetery); he married 2ndly, Prince Edward Island, 25 Oct 1865, Angelina ROBINSON alias GAMBLE; she died 1934, aged 86; she was aged 54, with husband, 1900, issue 10 children 9 surviving; issue:
          i. George Robert PHAIR, born P.E.I., Sep 1866; aged 14, with parents, 1881; aged 33, with parents, 1900; of Presque Isle, Maine, 1926.
          ii. Mary PHAIR, born P.E.I., ca 1868; aged 12, with parents, 1881.
          iii. Jane PHAIR, born P.E.I., ca 1869; aged 11, with parents, 1881; Mrs HOWARD of Rockland, Maine, 1926.
          iv. Minnie PHAIR, born P.E.I., ca 1872; aged 8, with parents, 1881; of Danvers, Massachusetts, 1926.
          v. Sarah PHAIR, born P.E.I., ca 1874; aged 6, with parents,1881.

          vi. Peter PHAIR, born P.E.I., Jun 1878; aged 3, with parents, 1881; aged 21, with parents, 1900; of Littleton, Maine, 1926; at Wallow Town, Aroostook County, Maine, 1940 Census, aged 62, with wife (aged 64) & 3 ch'n (aged 12, 5 & 3); he died in Oct 1948; married Mabel CHASE, with issue.
          vii. William PHAIR; of Gardiner, Maine, 1926; of Augusta, 1948.

          viii. Adelia (Dillie) PHAIR, born Maine, Aug 1885; aged 14, with parents, 1900; Mrs IRELAND of Spragueville, Maine, 1926; Mrs Leslie IRELAND of Boston, 1948.
          ix. Elizabeth PHAIR; Mrs CLOCKADILE of Presque Isle, 1926; Mrs GABRIEL of Littleton, 1948; married at Presque Isle, 23 Oct 1930, William GABRIEL.
          x. Joseph PHAIR, born MAine, Aug 1887; aged 12, with parents, 1900.

     b. James H. PHAIR, born 18 Jul 1884; died 24 Jul 1924; married Elizabeth Ann GALLAGHER (born 1843); she died 6 Jun 1926; issue.
     c. Joseph PHAIR, born ca 1846.
     d. Thomas H. PHAIR, born 6 Apr 1850; the "Starch King"; died 18 May 1916; married Ada FORBES (born Enfield, Maine, ca 1854, daughter of George FORBES and Mary BURR); she died at Presque Isle, Sep 1898; issue:
          i. Charles PHAIR; living at home, 1898.
     e. Mary PHAIR, born ca 1850; married T.H. LOWERY.
     f. Emma Elizabeth PHAIR, born ca 1852; married Laselle MANSON.
3. Sarah PHAIR, born ca 1811.
4. Alexander PHAIR, born ca 1813.
5. Thomas PHAIR, born ca 1815.


Hugh PHAIR, was born in County Tyrone, 8 Apr 1813 (age recorded in a Canadian Census); he went to Manitoba in 1874, undoubtedly to join his son Robert there; he was with his son Robert in Censuses of 1901 (aged 88) & 1906 (Widower, aged 93); he died in Winnipeg on 14 May 1907; he married Jane, with issue:
1. William PHAIR.
2. Robert PHAIR, born County Tyrone, 17 Jun 1839; Church of England Missionary among the Indians; Archdeacon at Winnipeg; at Exeter Extension, Manitoba, 1881 Canadian Census, aged 41, C/E Clergyman, with 1st wife & 5 children; at Qtr No 5, Winnipeg City, 1901 Census, with wife, 2 daughters & father; at Didtrict 10, Winnipeg, 1906 Manitoba Census, aged 66, Widower, with 2 daughters & father; at 64 Lusted Ave, Winnipeg, 1911 Canadian CEnsus, aged 70, with 2nd wife; he died at San Diego, California, 11 Nov 1931; he married 1stly, MArtha NORTH; she died at Winnieg on 6 Feb 1903; issue:
     a. Alice PHAIR, born Manitoba, ca 1866; aged 14, with parents, 1881 Census.
     b. William R.G. PHAIR, born Manitoba, 31 Mar 1868; aged 13, with parents, 1881; married at Toronto, 20 Jul 1897, Rosalind CHURCHILL; with issue:
          i. Marjorie PHAIR, born 30 Sep 1898.
          ii. Alice PHAIR, born 17 Feb 1900.
          iii. Robert PHAIR, born Aug 1906.
     c. Ernest E.M. PHAIR, born Manitoba, ca 1870; aged 10, with parents, 1881; St John's College, Winnipeg, 1889 (Governor-General's Medal); moved to England in 1895; Curate of Sparbrook, Birmingham, & Stowting, Kent; Professor of Theology, St John's Cathedral, Winnipeg, 1904; perished at sea in the loss of the S.S. Lusitania, May 1915; married with issue:
          i. Lovella Margaret PHAIR, born Stowting, Kent, 190.
          ii. Robert PHAIR, born Stowting, Kent, 1904.
          iii. Edward PHAIR, born Manitoba, 1908.
     d. Emily Moffat PHAIR, born Manitoba, 23 Feb 1877; aged 4, with parents, 1881; aged 24, with parents, 1901.
     e. Robert H. PHAIR, born Manitoba, ca 1878; aged 2, with parents, 1881.
     f. Agnes Eliza PHAIR, born Manitoba, 10 Feb 1882; aged 19, with parents, 1901, aged 24, with father, 1906.
     g. Evangeline PHAIR, born Manitoba, ca 1884; aged 21, with father, 1906.
Robert married 2ndly, at Winnipeg, on 2 Nov 1907, Louisa RICHARDSON.
3. Robin PHAIR; named as a Missionary in the Orient in his brother Robert's obituary.
4. Ann PHAIR, born County Tyrone, 12 Feb 1848; died at Winnipeg, 18 Dec 1906; she married John Robert SPENCER, with issue.


Notwithstanding William WELPLY's statements in the foregoing article, I  believe there are some insurmountable evidentiary difficulties with his "conclusion" that  "...only possible ancestor, therefore, of the PHAIREs of Brook Lodge are Robert PHAIRE of Dunmaine and Herbert PHAIRE."
There was clearly an earlier Francis PHAIR, neither Robert nor Herbert, who appears to begin the pedigree, and for whom I can find no tangible connection point to the family of Colonel Robert PHAIRE, if I might be allowed to so paraphrase WELPLY's own strict injunctions as to the getting at the genealogical truth.

Francis PHAIR; Papermaker, of Brook Lodge, near Riverston, County Cork (Brook Lodge's previous occupant, Mr Andrew O'MULLLANE, had died there in Dec 1759); on 16 Feb 1771, it was reported that "...Mr PHAIRE's Paper-mill and a great quantity of paper was burned at Brook Lodge" [Cork Remembrancer of Memorable Events, Jul 1771, p.189]; Francis died " an advanced age" at Brook Lodge, 24 Apr 1781; the wife of Mr PHAIR, Papermaker, died at Cork, 26 Jan 1771, quite likely to have been the wife of Francis; two other PHAIRs may have been related - Mr John PHAIR, Papermaker, died at Brook Lodge, 28 Jan 1774 - and Mr Thomas PHAIR, Paper Manufacturer, died at Waterford, 20 Jun 1777 - their occupation suggests that a relationship was probable.
We cannot be certain exactly what the term "advanced age" meant in 1781 - I suspect it was reserved to describe people who had achieved more than the biblical life-span of three score years and ten. If so, then Francis was probably born in or before 1710; this is consistent with him having had family born during the 1740s.

Francis PHAIR & his wife had issue:
1. Robert PHAIR, probably born in or before 1754, & if the eldest son, then before ca 1743; of Brook Lodge; died before Dec 1784; married at Clasbicknollan, 20 Apr 1775, Ann SEYWARD, of Mallow; she died 7 Nov 1794, a widow; probable issue:
     a. Francis PHAIR, born ca late 1770s; of County Cork, Esq; died at a relative's house near Waterford, 1 Nov 1823, as the result of a fall from his horse, late of Brook Lodge; he married at Bullinvrinna, 23 or 24 Jul 1807, Mary Eliza CASEY, of Clinton, Waterford (daughter of James CASEY); she was living in 1832; issue:
          i. William PHAIR; of Brook Lodge; will dated 1 Dec 1831, pr 30 Nov 1833.
          ii. Elizabeth PHAIR. married 13 Jan 1835, Rev John Nun WOODRUFFE, with issue.
          iii. Mary PHAIR.
          iv. Martha PHAIR; probably married at Glanmire Church, May 1862, her relation Henry PHAIR of Butlerstown.
          v. Catherine PHAIR; married at Kilroan, Co Cork, 14 Oct 1858, William Joyce PICKERING, of Merrion, Co Dublin.
          vi. Hester PHAIR; Miss Hester, of Brooklodge, mentioned in the Cork Examiner, 25 Jan 1864.
          vii. Anna Maria PHAIR.
          viii. James George PHAIR, born before 1816; adm King's Inn, Dublin, 1832 (affidavit of his mother Mary Eliza PHAIR); probably James C. PHAIR, of Brook Lodge, subscriber to the Cork Renmembrancer, 1837.
2. William PHAIR, born ca 1744; of Mill View, near Glanmire, Papermaker; adm Freeman-at-large, City of Cork, 17 Aug 1785; Paper Maker, North Main Street, Cork, 1787 [LUCAS's Directory]; probably William PHAIR & Son, Paper Manufacturers, North Main Street, Cork City, 1810 [Cork Directory]; died at Mill View, 23 Jan 1812; he was married at Kilworth, on 25 Sep 1778, to Elizabeth CORBAN; she died at Mill View, 21 Jan 1805, aged 75, her will dated 17 Dec 1824, & proved on 30 Jun 1825; they had issue:
     a. William PHAIR, born ca 1780; married at St Mary's (C.of I.), Dublin, 18 Aug 1815, Elizabeth PICKERING (daur of William PICKERING of Heath House, Hampstead, Msx, Merchant); issue:
          i. William Pickering PHAIR, born Ireland, 13 May 1817; went to America before 1856; Papermaker at Lawrence, Essex Co, Massachusetts, 1884 - but also said to have died at Lawrence, MA, on 11 Aug 1881; married 1stly, ca 1849, Ellen O'KEEFFE (born Ireland, ca 1822), with issue; he marr 2ndly, at Lawrence, MA, on 25 Mar 1876, Margaret REYNOLDS (born New York, ca 1830).
          ii. Francis PHAIR; went to New Zealand before 1857; clerk, Huia Saw Mills, near Auckland, Sep 1856; co-proprietor, Dundre Saw Mills, N.Z., Jun 1861; probably died there, at the William Denny Hotel, on 14 May 1864, aged 49, formerly of Cork, Ireland, & buried at Symonds Street Cemetery, Auckland, from St Paul's Church, with a grave-stone erected by his brothers & sister.
          iii. John Pickering PHAIR, born Cork, 19 Nov 1822; adm T.C.D., 1 Jul 1840, aged 17; B.A., 1845; Priested at Killaloe, 1846; Curate of Shandon; Perpetual Curate, Tracton, 1850; Vicar of Bregoge, 1861; Probate, Ireland, 2 May 1895; married at Fermoy, Co Cork, 28 Sep 1850, Elizabeth SMITH of Castlebar; issue - Ernest PHAIR (married Alice Marion CROFTS); Frederick PHAIR (married Mina ROGERS); Aileen PHAIR (married George F. DALY of Buttevant); Millicent PHAIR (married John R. LOGAN, M.D., of Liverpool); & Gertrude PHAIR (married Frank WHITLA).
          iv. Henry PHAIR; of Brotherstown Mills, Co Cork, 1857; probably married at Glanmire Church, Cork, May 1862, Martha, daughter of Francis PHAIR, Esq, of Brooklodge, Esq, both in the County of Cork. {Limerick Chronicle]
          v. Charles Edward PHAIR; of London, 1857.
          vi. Robert Christopher PHAIR, born Butlerstown, Co Cork, ca 1832; probably in Victoria, Nov 1853, when Lieut MAUNSELL, 11th Regiment, Geelong, advertised that he had letters from home for "...Mr Robert PHAIRE, late of Glanmire, Cork, Ireland [Argus, Tue 22 Nov]; in Australia, 1857; Robert Sr died at Ballarat East, 25 Apr 1900 #4445, aged 67; he married at Kyneton, Vic,24 Dec 1867 #3482, Susannah BRADLEY; with issue - Eleanor; Elizabeth; William Colban; Emma, Henry Pickering; Robert Thomas; & Susannah.
          vii. Elizabeth PHAIR, born at Mill View, Co Cork, Oct 1824; married Richard William PEARD, of Butlerstown, Co Cork.
          viii. Emma PHAIR, born Mill View, Oct 1826; of Butlerstown, 1857, unmarried.
     b. Mary PHAIR; married at Ballinvinna, 3 Sep 1808, John Milner BARRY, Esq, of Stumphill, Co Cork, M.D. (born 1768, son of James BARRY of Kilgobbin near Bandon, Cork); M.D., Edinburgh, 1792; introduced vaccination to Cork, & was the first Physician at the Cork Fever Hospital & House of Recovery; he died in 1822; with issue, including:
          i. (elder son).
          ii. John O'Brien Milner BARRY, born 1815, 2nd son; studied medicine in Paris; M.D., Edinburgh, 1837; F.R.C.P.; probably of Tunbridge & of Totnes; died 1881.
     c. Catherine PHAIR; married at Christ Church, 1 Feb 1814, William McEBOY or McOBOY of Stumphill, Co Cork.
     d. Edward PHAIR, born Cork, ca 1791; adm T.C.D., 6 Nov 1809, aged 18. Possibly (unless this was instead a cousin, perhaps one of the next Edward PHAIR's "younger children") of Spire View, Glanmire, Co Cork, who died before 1824, leaving a widow Mary and a son Edward (born ca 1815, and had issue a son Francis b 1834, and daughters Emma born 1845 and Maria born 1848).
     e. Eliza PHAIR; died at Millview, Feb 1836, daughter of the late Wm PHAIR, Esq [Limerick Chronicle].
3. Edward PHAIR, perhaps born ca 1750; of Waterford; he was attacked while "...going to his father's at Brook Lodge," 1772; he died at Waterford, 17 Mar 1786, his will dated 12 Dec 1784, a codicil dated 22 Apr 1785, & proved on 30 May 1786, mentioning wife Elizabeth, son Francis and "...younger children," brother William, sister-in-law Ann the wife of brother Robert, sisters Jane, Mary (wife of Lawrence CORBIN), & Eliza CASEY; Edward married, on 29 Mar 1781, Elizabeth HARDAM (or HARDUM) of Hammonds Marsh; her will was dated 27 Jul 1800, & proved 27 Aug 1800, witnessed by Robert DRAPER (possibly related to Henrietta DRAPER, a probable relation of Col Robert PHAIRE's descendants); issue:
     a. Francis PHAIR, born ca 1782; living 1785.
     b. "Younger children." born ca 1783-86. Perhaps including one or other of the Edward PHAIRs below.
4. Mary PHAIR; married at Ballivinn Church, 21 Apr 1785, Lawrence CORBIN, Esq, of Kilworth.
5. Jane PHAIR; living 1785, unmarried.
6. Eliza PHAIR; "...daughter of Mr Francis PHAIRE, Papermaker" when married, by License, at Brook Lodge, 7 Nov 1775, James CASEY.

Notwithstanding the speculated pedigree above, the following details are proving difficult to allocate to particular individuals with absolute certainty.

The list of subscribers for the publication in 1839 of "Scripture References, illustrated with sacred poems, &c," by John N. WOODROFFE (undoubtedly the husband of Elizabeth PHAIR, the daughter of Robert PHAIR of Brook Lodge by Anne SEWARD), included:
1. Mrs PHAIR, Brook Lodge.
2. Mrs Wm PHAIR, Mill View.
3. Mrs Edward PHAIR, North Esk.
4. Miss PICKERING, Mill View.

An item appeared in Gentleman's Magazine, Vol.174, for 1843, page 379:
"Of the PHAIR family... there are several residuous (sic) members, and the paper warehouse is still in our North Main Street. The manufactory is at Millview, Glanmire, four miles from the city, and belongs to Mr William PHAIR. Edward PHAIR, Esq, resides at Northesk, James at Brook Lodge, and others in town."

Edward PHAIR, probably born in or before (& perhaps well before) ca 1780 (based on his son George's latest estimated birth year); of Spire View, Glanmire, Co Cork, Esq; died before his son George's marriage; he was himself married, with issue including:
     a. George PHAIR, probably born in or before 1801 (based on the Canonical age of 23 for Ordination); B.A.; Curate of Waterford Cathedral, 1824; Incumbent of Kilvemnon Parish; died there on 30 Oct 1878, and was buried in the Churchyard [M.I.]; as Curate, he was married at Waterford Cathedral to Emily POPE, the 2nd daughter of the late Thomas POPE of South Parade, Waterford [Limerick Chronicle, Marriages, issue date obscured], perhaps ca 1825-30.
Edward PHAIR, probably born in or before ca 1811 (based on the likelihood of him being of age at marriage); Private, 5th Dragoon Guards; Edward PHAIN (as recorded in Church Records on the web-site) of Millview, was married at St James's (C.of I.), Dublin (MLB, Dioc of Dublin), on 12 Apr 1832, to Emma PICKERING (their fathers were not identified in the Register - witnesses were Charles PICKERING & Thomas PICKERING); probable issue:
     a. Edward PHAIR, born Co Cork, ca 1836; emigrated to Victoria; Edward Jr, late of Glanmire, died at Lauriston near Kyneton, Vic, 1865 #1417, aged 28, parents recorded in the Statutory Death Index as Edward & Emma PHAIR; notice of his death appears to have been published in the Cork Examiner, 22 Mar 1865; he was reported to have been a Miner, and died after a drunken fight on Boxing Day [Australian News for Home Readers, Thur 23 Feb 1865]..

Edward PHAIR, of Spire View, Glanmire, Co Cork; died before 1862; married with issue:
     a. Mary PHAIR; died at 3 Leicester Avenue, Rathgar, 18 Feb 1862, of arachnitis [Cork Examiner, 21 Feb], evidently unmarried.


The following names are recorded in the "Alphabetical List of Freemen of the City of Cork, 1710-1841, Cork City & County Archives, Ref U.11, and viewable on the web-site; right of admission by birth alone ceased in 1841:
Edward PHAIR, Paper Manufacturer, 24 Jul 1797.
Francis PHAIR, Gentleman (no date).
William PHAIR, Paper Manufacturer, 17 Aug 1785.
William PHAIR, Paper Manufacturer (no date).
William Pickering PHAIR, Paper Manufacturer (no date).


William PHAIR, 2 Tivoli Gardens.
Edward PHAIR, 4 Tivoli Gardens.
William PHAIR, Paper Manufacturer, [18 - Errata] South Main Street.
George PHAIR, Master Cooper, 24 John Street.
John PHAIR, Accountant, 24 John Street.


The following Marriage License Bonds, Diocese of Cork & Ross, are not yet accounted for in any of the related PHAIR families in this article:
1782 - Phebe PHAIR & John HUTCHINS.
1797 - Jane PHARE & Edward COOKE.
1798 - Susanna PHAIR & Thomas DICKSON.
1806 - Mary PHAIRE & Coakley LEVIS (perhaps ? in error for Colclough LEWIS).
1813 - Joseph PHAIR & Anne MONK.
1821 - Eliza PHAIR & Richard HAGUE.
1834 - Anne PHAIR & Richard COX Jr.
1848, 4 Dec - Thomas PHAYRE, son of George PHAYRE, married Mary HILLIARD. 

Rev William PHAIR; of Carboy, Co Longford; installed as Minister at Enniskillen, Fermanagh, 1720; died 29 Nov 1745.

Joseph PHAIR; of Ballyhay, County Cork; poss 8th Dragoons, Farrier, 1774, & discharged 8 Feb 1784; married with issue:
1. Frances PHAIR, bapt Ballyhay, 25 Feb 1781.
William PHAIR; of Ballyhay, Co Cork; said to have served as a Sergeant in the 9th Regiment of Dragoon Guards, discharge papers dated 1784 (or perhaps 1794), born in County Tipperary [Barbara PHAYRE's "Cromwell's Legacy," App.1, p.99]; as William FARR, he probably married at Ballyhay, 8 Dec 1788, Alice ROGERS; issue:
1. Letitia PHAIRE, bapt at Ballyhay, 18 Sep 1789.
2. Catherine FAYER, bapt at Ballyhay, 4 May 1791.
Alice ROGERS may have been related to Letitia ROGERS, who married at Ballyhay, 1767, Arthur THOMPSON; and to Jane ROGERS, who married at Ballyhay, 1781, Arthur ROYLE; they may have been related to the family of Lucy ROGERS, one of the 3 wives of Emanual PIGOTT of Chetwynd, Co Cork.

John PHAIR or FAIR; Constable of Fryer's Street, Kinsale, 13 Oct 1707; he may have had issue in Kinsale ("where the name FAIR had existed since 1601" - see WELPY's article reproduced on this blog-page), as follows:
1. Ann FAIR, born 1703.
2. Richard FAIR, born 1704.
3. Susan FAIR, born 1705.
4. John FAIR, born 1706; adm Freeman of Kinsale, 20 Sep 1728, as son of a Freeman; married ca 1730, Margaret COURTENAY, and by her had issue born in Kinsale, 1731-42, including:
    a. Richard FAIR, born 1739; served in the Royal Navy; died 1805; married Ellen CREECH of Baltimore, Co Cork; she died at Skibbereen, 1820; issue:
          i. John FAIR; married Esther WOOLIS, with issue a daughter who married John Chessell BUCKLER, F.S.A., Surrey Herald Extraordinary; with issue a son Charles Albon BUCKLER.
          ii. Rev Robert Herbert PHAIR of Winchester.
          iii. Charles Bass FAIR; of Capetown, 1896.


Two PHAIR families, both with connections to the printing industry, emigrated to New York; they have a number of related burials in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn [see their memorials on the www.findagrave web-site], as follows:

1. Section 102, Lot 11395:
James PHAIR, born 1789; died 14 Sep 1859, aged 70.
John C. PHAIR; buried Dec 1865.
William PHAIR, born 1829; died 3 Jun 1885.
Amelia PHAIR, born 1835; died 1910
Lucinda Jane PHAIR, born May 1862; died 6 Jul 1862.
Eliza Bolton PHAIR, born 1831; died 26 Jun 1896.
Arthur R. PHAIR; bur Aug 1952.
George W. PHAIR; bur May 1876.
James Henry PHAIR; bur Mar 1891.
Jane A. PHAIR; bur Apr 1882.
John PHAIR; bur Jun 1902.
John Wesley PHAIR, born May 1867; bur Mar 1943.
Maria PHAIR; bur Apr 1907.
William Bolton PHAIR; bur Nov 1858.
William F. PHAIR; bur May 1883.

This group of burials is speculated as being of the following family:

James PHAIR, born Killeshandra, Co Cavan, 1789; died at 3 Madison Street, New York, 14 Sep 1859. aged 70; father of John and William [Death Notice, New York Tmes, 15 Sep 1859]; marr with issue:
     a. John PHAIR; perhaps John C. PHAIR, bur Dec 1865?
     b. William PHAIR, born Ireland, 1829; died 3 Jun 1885; married born Ireland, 1829; died at 158 Fitton Street, Brooklyn, 3 Jun 1885; married Amelia BLAKE (1835-1910); father of Lucinda Jane PHAIR, born May 1862, & died 6 Jul 1862;
          i. Lucinda Jane PHAIR, born May 1862; died 6 Jul 1862.
          ii. John Wesley PHAIR, born Brooklyn, May 1867; died at Tredyffin, Chester County, Pennsylvania, 18 Mar 1943, & bur at Green-Wood Cemetery, Mar 1943; married at Manhattan, 14 Jun 1899, Victoria May AKIN.
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2. Section 3, Lot 12838:
Jane PHAIR, born Ireland, 1798; died 9 Sep 1858.
Jane PHAIR; bur Jun 1861.
Mary Louisa PHAIR; bur Jul 1862.
Henry Wood PHAIR, born  1822; died Brooklyn, 17 Apr 1863.
James PHAIR, born 1853; died  30 Nov 1876.
Ann L. PHAIR; bur Mar 1908.
Henry G. PHAIR, born 1856; died 30 Oct 1909.
Mary ELLIS (formerly PHAIR), born 1851; died 1932.
William Wood PHAIR, born New York, 24 Jun 1859; died 19 Oct 1942.

This 2nd group probably forms this family:

Robert J. PHAIR, born Butlersbridge, County Cavan, 20 Jun 1792 (son of John PHAIR & Letitia JONES); emigrated to Ontario in the 1830s, & went to New York ca 1840s, & died in or before 1844; married Jane WOOD (born Ireland, 17 Feb 1798); she died Brooklyn, 9 Sep 1858, aged 60; isue:
     a. Henry Wood PHAIR, born Butlersbridge, County Cavan, 30 Jul 1822; died Brooklyn, 17 Apr 1863; married Ann Louisa BALL; she was bur Brooklyn, Mar 1908; issue:
          i.  Mary ELLIS (formerly PHAIR), born 1851; married ELLIS; died 1932.
          ii. James PHAIR, born New York, 29 Nov 1853; died in a hotel in Elizabeth, New Jersey, 30 Nov 1876, aged 23, late of 330 Dean Street, Brooklyn, a nephew of Mr James PHAIR, job printer of 22 Beekman Street, New York.
          iii. Henry G. PHAIR, born 26 Mar 1856; died 30 Oct 1909.
          iv.  William Wood PHAIR, born New York, 24 Jun 1859; died Tallman, Rockland County, New York, 19 Oct 1942.
     b. James PHAIR; job printer of 22 Beekman Street, New York, 1853
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3. Section 184, Lot 19123:
Joseph PHAIR, born Ireland, 1797; died Brooklyn, 1869.
Mary PHAIR, born Ireland, 1798; died 5 Dec 1863.
Thomas PHAIR, born England, Mar 1823; died 19 Aug 1907.
Mary PHAIR, born 1818; died 11 Dec 1907.

This 3rd group of burials almost certainly relates to the following family:

Joseph PHAIR, born in Ireland, ca 1786; Printer; went to London, ca 1824; at Great Peter Street, Westminster, London, 1841 Census, aged 40+, Printer, with Mary (aged 35+) & 4 children; emigrated to New York on the ship "Yorktown" arriving 8 Jan 1843, with wife & 2 children; at Ward 11, Brooklyn, 1860 Census, aged 63, Printer, born Ireland, with wife & 2 children; he died at Brooklyn, 12 Apr 1869, aged 72; he married at St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick, 15 Jun 1817, Mary KEARNEY; she died in Brooklyn, 5 Dec 1863; issue:
     a. James PHAIR; married in 1845; with issue:
          i. James PHAIR, born 1847.
          ii. Joseph PHAIR, born 1849.
     b. Thomas PHAIR, born London, ca 1825; aged 15+, with parents, 1841 Census; emigrated to New York on the ship "General Victoria" from London, 2 Oct 1850, with his wife Mary & their infant daughter Emily; died at Brooklyn, 19 Aug 1900, aged 73; married at Lambeth, Sep qtr 1850 [Vol.4, p.339}, Mary Sarah FENNER; she died at Brooklyn, 11 Dec 1907, aged 79; issue:
          i. Emily PHAIR, born London ca 1850.
     c. Richard PHAIR; born London, ca 1830; aged 10, with parents, 1841 Census; arrived in New York with his parents, 1853; aged 22, Compositor, with parents, 1860 Census.
     d. Sarah PHAIR, born London, 5 Apr 1839, & Reg'd Westminster St Margaret, Jun qtr 1839 [Vol.1, p.345]; aged 3, with parents, 1841 Census; arrived in New York with her parents, 1853; aged 20, with parents, 1860 Census; died at Brooklyn, 9 Sep 1917; married Thomas IREMONGER (1834-1905), with issue.


A number of PHAIRs are said to have emigrated from Ireland to St Croix, ca 1840, including John James PHAIR, John Ferdinand PHAIR, James Emanuel PHAIR, and James PHAIR.

William PHAIR, said to have been a son of James PHAIR of Killeshandra, County Cavan (perhaps one of the above immigrants to St Croix in the 1840s); went to the Virgin Islands (unless he was born there); married 1stly, Mary Eliza WILLIAMS, with issue:
     a. Mariel PHAIR.
     b. August PHAIR.
William married 2ndly, Alice O'REILLY, with further issue:
     c. Ernest Casma PHAIRE; Minister of the Reformed Methodist Church in Dominica; married at St Croix, 1917, Carolina Malvina, with issue:
          i. Marjorie PHAIR; died 2007.
          ii. Elaine PHAIR.
          iii. Esther PHAIR.
          iv. Ernest M. PHAIR.
          v. John W. PHAIR.
          vi. another son, living in Kentucky in 2007.
     d. Eulalie PHAIRE.
     e. Lucind PHAIRE.
William is said to have married 3rdly, Elizerie BOUGH, with further issue:
     f. William PHAIRE.
     g. Edna PHAIRE.
     h. Isa PHAIRE.
     j. Vida PHAIRE.
     k. Cecil PHAIRE.
     m. Wallace PHAIRE.

James PHAIRE, born St Croix, ca 1853; at Queen Street, Christiansted, St Croix, 1911 Census, aged 58, Shoemaker, with wife Moedora and daughter Pearl (aged 6), Episcopalians.

William PHAIRE, born St Croix, ca 1858; at the same address, 1911 Census, aged 53, Shoemaker, with family - Wallace, Cecil, Vida, Isa, Edna & Lillian, aged from 13 down to infancy.
Evidently the third family group above.

Weymouth PHAIRE, born St Croix, ca 1876; at the same address, 1911 Census, aged 24, with wife Esversan & daughter Aquita (aged 2).