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Samuel Fitz Henry was born about 1799 in the South of Ireland. Possibly in the vicinity of Waterford or Wexford.
I would appreciate any help finding his birth/baptism and parents. Samuel married Mary Ann Banks (1806-1883) on the 1 Nov 1832 in the Church of Ireland Church, Athy, Co. Carlow. The couple had 8 children; the eldest named Robert Fitz Henry, born in Londonderry. (1836-1914) His profession is shown as a Wesleyan Minister, Draper & Farmer, in Co. Kilkenny.
Our Samuel was an Auctioneer and Valuator as well as a Furniture Maker with a warehouse at No. 36 Kings Street, Dublin. He died aged 64, while conducting an auction on behalf of the owner a Mrs. Alcock on the 24 October 1864 at Richmond House, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford. Samuel and a very large gathering of the public attending that part of the auction crashed to the lower floor when the balcony they were all on collapsed under them. Samuel died on the 28th from the shock and pain of a severely shattered leg which had been amputated. His body was taken to their home at No. 4 Little George Street, Waterford, from where he was buried at the Protestant Cemetery, St. Johns Hill, Waterford.
I am trying to find the parents of Samuel Fitzhenry who was born about 1799 in Little George St., Waterford. He became an auctioneer and furniture maker and married Mary Anne Banks (1806-1883)They had 6 children; the eldest being Robert so I wonder if he was named after Samuel's father. Samuel died while conducting an auction on the 28 October 1864 at Richmond House, Cappoquin as the balcony that he was standing on collapsed and he was killed.
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