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.
William MAGUIRE began his diary, "Un Memoir," in 1823; but in it he did not record any information about his PHAYRE grandparents.
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.
We also know that her mother was living in 1766, when she too, "...old and blind," joined the Methodist Society in Co Cavan.
It is also apparent that she probably facilitated the burial of some relations in her husband's grave in St Patrick's Cathedral churchyard:
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 as well. Although it now appears they were not, their likely connection to descendants of Col Robert PHAIR 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.
A PHAYRE FAMILY OF DUBLIN.
There is a MS Pedigree in the holdings of the Genealogical Office, Dublin [G.O. MS 171, p.529], for a PHAYRE family, 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. This may have been the next, but was perhaps instead the father of the next:
George PHAYRE; married Jane or Jean DEMPSEY, daughter of James & Dorothy DEMPSEY of St Kevin's, Dubln; she died at her son's house in William Street, Dublin; 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 Blakeny 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 29 Nov 1893, Margaret GERNON.
2. Eleanor PHAYRE, born 12 Jun 1819; of Limerick.
3. Theodosia PHAYRE, born 23 May 1821; died 2 Jan 1885, unmarried.
John, now an Architect, married 2ndly, at Mullabrack Parish Church, 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 Julk 1839; died 3 Jan 1912.
9. John PHAYRE, born Dublin, 4 Jul 1841; married 12 Aug 1868, Margaret FERRERS, with issue.
10. William PHAYRE, born 8 Jul 1843; died 26 Feb 1862.
11. Catherine Frances PHAYRE, born 2 Oct 1844; died 24 Dec 1908' marr St Anne's (C.of I.), Dublin, 29 JAn 1867, Henry ASHE.
A FAIR FAMILY IN COUNTY MAYO.
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; of Bushfield, Kilcommon, Co Mayo; of Forthville, Co Mayo, 1816; married Letitia RUTTLEDGE, another daughter of David RUTTLEDGE of Tawnaghmore; issue an only daughter:
a. Jane FAIR; 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.
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; marr FLETCHER.
h. John FAIR.