Thorpe Thewles History Group

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Re: Information requested about William Cassidi

Hello my great great great Granfather was Frederick Cassidy who went to New Zealand with his wife Martha. He wasnt defrocked we think, as there was no record of this in the church records . In Motueka he seems to have lived rather quietly but was well thought of in the community. He lost all his posessions including good linen and a large library in terrible floods which left him and Martha homeless and having to live out their lives in poverty .Martha according to the family was very beautiful and although poor came from a good respectable family who came from Bloddy Forland.

Re: Information requested about William Cassidi

Hello again I meant to add that any information about the Cassiy forbears would be very welcome. We know nothing much about them and their origens in Ireland , how they became wealthy etc . Marianne

Re: Information requested about William Cassidi

Hi, Im am too a descendent of Mark Cassidy through his son Alfred. Lots of great info I appreciate you sharing it. I knew very little of William and so appreciate the learning more of my ancestry. I was surprised by the numbers of clergy in my tree! From Victoria in Canada

Re: Information requested about William Cassidi

Hello . I have been digging around and these is quite a bi now available about the Cassidis of Glenbrook along with photos etc of the house Glenbrook. If you google Reverend Mark Cassidy Magherafelt Northern Irelnand and then look for a blog called Lord Belmont you will gain access to the great pics of this house which was recently restored by the current owneres. The house left the Cassidi family in 1989.If you have any questions let me know and I will try and answer them as best I can . William would heve been born at Glenbrook or at the vicarage at Newtownards whre his father was incumbant . The Rev Mark was quite an interesting character .