[1821-1896] pseud.Finola of the Nation; dg. of John Treacy of Brigadie [or Brigadee] House, Ballymena, Co Antrim (d.1843).
Janice Holmes & Diane Urqhart, Coming Into the Light: The Works, Politics and Religion of Women in Ulster 1840-1940 (QUB: IIS 1994): Her [ Elizabeth Willoughby] mother Anne Treacy had been married twice, firstly to John Love who died in 1812, and then to John Treacy of Brigadie House, Ballymena in 1816. When he died in 1843, his four surviving children, William Angustus, Elizabeth Willoughby, Anne Beccles and Catherine Hyndman were all over twenty one, and received two-thirds of his personal papers. (Q.p.; quoted on Treacys of Clann website (Ballymena) - online; 24.10.2011 [notified to Ricorso by Grace Jacobs].)
Notes: There are sundry transaction in Public Records connected with trustee estate in relation to Anne, Elizabeth, et al., being children and grandchildren of John Treacy (c.1779-1843). Elizabeth Willoughby Varian (orse Treacy), of Blackrock, Co. Cork,
is cited in a
release of 3rd parties in respect of trust estate
dated 28 May 1873 (PRONI). Catherine Hyndman Treacy (dg. of John and Anne) married Robert Ball Steele of Rathbride, Co. Kildare, and produced a dg. Catherine Treacy Steele who is listed in Burkes Landed Gentry (1863). The Will of Anne Treacy, late of Brigadie House, was proved at Belfast in 1876, by oath of John Hyndman
Love of Rathmines Rd., Dublin - presum. her son
by a first marriage to John Love (d.1812.) Her estate was under £600. See Treacys of Ballymena - online.)
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Dare you asperse my maiden name / Because that I differ from lying
wrong, / And side with the weak and repulse the strong?