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Wexford Hattons of Great Clonard (via John) and Prospect (via Loftus)

i. Sir CHRISTOPHER HATTON of Selby Abbey, Welford, Northampton (fl.1600-1642)

The Hattons were originally from Cheshire and Northamptonshire. The Reverend Hatton’s father, Sir Christopher Hatton of Selby Abbey, Welford, Northhampton, was a cousin of Sir Christopher Hatton (b.1540 Holdenby, Northamptonshire -d.1591 London, buried St.Paul’s Cathedral), who served as Lord Chancellor under Queen Elizabeth I. This cousin, the more famous Sir Christopher Hatton, handsome and tall, had first caught the Queen’s attentions with his skilful dancing. Of all of Elizabeth’s favourites, only he would remain single, apparently out of loyalty to his Queen. The later Sir Christopher, the father of the Irish branch of the family, was a “gallant Royalist” during the English Civil War. His son, the Rev. Henry Hatton was the first Hatton in Wexford: I. The Rev. HENRY HATTON (b.1615 - d.before 27 April 1669 Ferns, Wexford) = 1.__________ 2. Margaretta Codd The Hattons remained loyal to the Crown during the Civil War. Henry Hatton received his B.A in 1637 and M.A. in 1641 from St. John’s College, Cambridge. On 1 July 1643 a Henry Hatton, Divine, is listed as attending the First Meeting of Assembly of Westminster (although no place of origin is listed for him) [W.M. Hetherington, History of the Westminster Assembly of Divines].x Despite his family’s Royalist inclinations, the Hattons arrived in Wexford as Planters under Cromwell. An alternative or perhaps correlated story has Henry arriving shipwrecked near Castletown [Paddy Hatton speech]. He married his second wife, Margaretta, daughter of Colonel Codd of Castletown. From 25 March 1655 he was the Commonwealth Minister at Tomduffe and Newburgh (Gorey) and Ballykeen, Wexford, at £100 per annum [Seymour’s Comm. 101]. In 1662 he was Rector of Kilcormick, Clone (just N. of Enniscorthy), in the diocese of Ferns, Wexford. In 1664 was vicar of Kilternal [Diocesan Records] and from 1663 to 1665 he served at Aghold in Leighlin Diocese. [Rev.J.B.Leslie, Ferns Clergy and Parishes.]. He died in 1669, when administration of his will was granted to Margaretta and his son, George [E.Herts valuer £131.11.6]. George is not mentioned in Burke’s Peerage, nor are Hannah or Henry Jr. B. GEORGE HATTON (?)

C. HANNAH HATTON (?) [Paddy Hatton speech].

D. HENRY HATTON (?) [Paddy Hatton speech].

A. THOMAS HATTON (b.c.1645?) = Esther Camby (m.1675)

He lived in Gorey, Wexford. On 18 September 1675 he married Esther, daughter of Samuel Camby, and had one son: 1. HENRY HATTON, M.P. (b.c.1680?-d.January 1734) = Editha Richards (b.c.1680? -d.1747) Henry was an attorney [Almanac; Alumni Dublinenses] and the Member of Parliament for Wexford Town in 1703 [Hore]. Around 1700 he married Editha Richards, the daughter of Thomas Richards, esq. of Rathaspeck Park (just S. of Great Clonard) and Jane ____, co-heir of Loftus Codd of Castletown and Rathaspeck (see Richards of Macmine Castle (3 mi.N. of Enniscorthy. Its ruins were visited by David Crerar in 1994)), and the sister of Jane, who in 1705 married Philip Hore of Pole Hore (b. June 1673)(2 mi.NW of Wexford Town). In 1729 he leased to Laurence Pindergrast of Island __ of the lands of Ballybregagh in the barony of Ballaghkeen for 31 years, at the rent of 4/-, reserving the right of searching, trying and digging for mines and minerals. Henry’s will was dated 2 November 1734 and was proved in July 1747 [Index to Perogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 as recorded by Jack Warren]. The 18 January 1734 Exhaw’s Magazine reported his death. Editha Hatton’s will was dated 7 October 1747 and proved 14 Dec.1747 [Index to Perogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 as recorded by Jack Warren]. Henry and Editha had at least six children (Paddy Hatton states that they had four sons and three daughters): Children of Henry Hatton (d.1734) = Editha Richards (b.c.1680?)

a. LOFTUS HATTON (b.c.1704 Wexford -d.10 February 1765) OF PROSPECT = Catherine Hu(d)son (b.____ -d. June 1768)

Loftus studied under Mr.Sheridan of Dublin before attending Trinity College Dublin 1 March 1720 or 1721 at age sixteen. He graduated [Alumni Dublinenses]. On 7 February 1727 he was admitted as a clerk at King’s Inn, and by 1734 he was an attorney practicing at the Courts of the Exchequer [“Petitions of persons (clerks) to be admitted Attorneys of the Court of Exchequer, 1711-1726”]. Loftus was the High Sheriff of County Wexford in 1730, a post held by his brother John 28 years later. In 1734 he was Mayor of Wexford [Wexford Corporation Deed in R.D.].That year he married Catherine, daughter of Richard Huson of Ballyorrell, County Wexford. His death was reported in the February 1765 issue and her death was reported in the July 1768 issue of Exhaw’s Magazine. At the time of his death he was resident in Wexford. Loftus’s proved 1766 will and Katherine’s proved 1768 will are listed in the Catalogue of Ferns Diocesan Wills 1601-1800 [Jack Warren]. They had one son:

I. HENRY HATTON (b.1740) = Sarah Lambe

This Henry was presumably one of the two Henry Hattons who entered Trinity College Dublin in 1758 and 1760 [Alumni Dublinenses] (see miscellaneous Dublin, below). Henry and Sarah married in August 1761. Henry was of Annagh, Wexford and Sarah was of Waterford.

A. ANN HATTON = Robert Cooke of Waterford (m. August 1784)

B. LOFTUS HATTON (b.c.1763??) = Isabella Nunn

From Trinity term 1785 he practiced as an attorney in the Court of the Exchequer [King’s Inn Admission Papers, 1607-1867]. Loftus and Isabella married 9 July 1790 and lived in Prospect. Isabella was the daughter of Joshua Nunn of St.Margaret’s, County Wexford.

1. Lt. HENRY HATTON (b.1791 - d.1865 Kilkenny) = Anne Jane O’Neill (b.1792 - d.1845)

He was captain of the Wexford Militia. Anne was the daughter of the Rev. Connolly O’Neill, Rector of Killorglin, County Kerry (son of John O’Neill of Park Hill, County Donegal) and Dorothea, 3rd daughter of George O’Malley of Spencer Park, County Mayo. They married 18__ and had seven daughters and three sons. A plaque in the memory of the family is found in St.Iberius Church, Wexford (N.end of Wexford Town). None of the sons survived, and the line became extinct until their grandson John Porter assumed the name:

a. HENRY HATTON (b.14 May 1816 -d.i.i.)

b. LOFTUS HATTON (b.14 April 1827 - d.i.i.)

c. LOFTUS JOHN HATTON (b.7 June 1830 -d.i.i.)

d. ISABELLA FRANCIS HATTON (b.1819-d.1896) = Richard Maurice Allen (b.1804 - d.1869)

Richard was a shipowner, as some of the Hattons appear to have been, and came from Elmville, Wexford. Their son Benjamin William Allen (1853-1918) married Harriette Waters (1851-1928). He was the family historian and worked for the Bank of Ireland in Mountmellick, Tipperary. Their son Loftus Annesley Allen (1889-1973) married Janet Fraser McNeil (1896-1989) and moved to Toronto along with his brother and several siblings. Their son John Annesley Allen (1926-1997) married Ruth John Entwhistle (b.1925). Their son John Robert Allen (b.1951) married Karen Elizabeth Black of Ontario (with whom the author corresponded: e. REBECCA ELIZA HATTON = Cmd.Frederick Robinson Frederick was a Commander in the Royal Navy. f. ANNE HATTON



i. HARIETTE HATTON = Rev. James Porter

The Reverend James Porter was of Drumnakilly, Armagh. They had one son:

i. JOHN HATTON PORTER-HATTON (b.1858) = Margaret Louisa Wright (Jackson)

John Porter was of Prospect, Wexford. He assumed the additional surname and arms of Hatton by Royal Licence 5 October 1908 [see G.D.Ms. 802, no.8](Arms: 1st and 4th, azure on a chevron between three garbs or an annulet gules (Hatton), 2nd and 3rd per chevron argent and sable, three bells countercharged, a bordure gules (Porter). Motto: Virtus tutissima cassis) [Irish Genealogy Office, MS 111, pp.231-32]. He married in 1905 Margaret Louisa, who was widow of David Jackson of Yokohama, Companion of the Imperial Order of the Rising Sun ( brother of Sir Thomas Jackson, Bart) and who was the daughter of Robert T. Wright. formerly of Ballinode, Monaghan County [Burke’s Peerage]. He was the Manager of the Provincial Bank of Ireland, Newry, Co.Down, N.Ireland, and lived on Hill Street. He was member of the United Counties Club, Newry [see Burke’s for Coat of Arms].
j. JEMIMA JANE HENRIETTE HATTON = James R. Crawford, 68th reg.
c. HENRY HATTON (chr. 18 June 1717 St.Selskar’s, Wexford -d.1785 (or 1788?)) The 1765, 1771, and 1780 Almanacs list Henry Hatton, an attorney practicing at the Court of Exchequer, Dublin. When he died the April 1785 Hibernian Magazine reported: “[d]ied in Rathinnes (?) in an advanced age, Henry Hatton, formerly an eminent attorney of the Court of Exchequer. By his death an estate of £1200 per annum devolves on his nephew Henry Hatton, of Great Clonard, county Wexford, M.P. for County Donegal.” Given this devolution of his estate, he likely left no heirs. d. THOMAS HATTON (b.1717)

e. HANNAH HATTON = Christopher Conron of Welshertown, Co. Cork, m.1730


g. ___daughter___ HATTON

h. GEORGE HATTON (d.c.1747) = Martha Scott

George is not mentioned in Burke’s but mentioned in the will of Henry [Jack Warren papers, 1976 Irish Genealogist 322]. He was apparently destined to join the clergy. He lived in Ballynaclash. He married in 1742 Martha Scott [Ferns M.L. 1742]. His 1747 will is listed in the Catalogue of Ferns Diocesan Willas 1601-1800, and mentions his sons Henry and John.

i. HENRY HATTON (b.c.1743) =?= Sarah Gardiner

A Henry Hatton married Sarah Gardiner at St.Peter’s, Dublin, 13 Feb. 1782 [Dublin Consistorial M.L.s]. It may also be that this Henry Hatton was the Dublin Attronery list in 1780, when the other Henry Hatton attorney would have been aged. ii. JOHN HATTON (b.c.1747 - d.2 August 1777) = Alice Coles Of Ballynaclash, he served as High Sheriff in 1770 [Jack Warren papers] John is buried Ardcolm Church of Ireland churchyard at Castlebridge, Wexford (just N. of Wexford) (where John Gordon Hatton of New Bay is buried). His gravestone noted that he was late of Ballymartin (just N.E. of Castlebridge). His will was dated 11 November 1775 and proved 1776 or 1778 [Index to Perogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 as recorded by Jack Warren]. The will mentioned two children [Jack Warren Papers]:



b. JOHN HATTON OF CLONARD and NEW BAY (b.c.1718 Wexford - d.before 1773) = Elizabeth Wray (b.c.1735 - d.____) After studying under Mr.Hughes in Wxford, John entered Trinity College Dublin 11 November 1733, aged 16, as a pensioner [Alumni Dublinenses]. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in 1738. He was called to the Irish Bar in 1745, but had earlier been called in London in 1737: John Hatton of the College in Dublin was admitted to the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, London 20 May 1737. He transferred himself by certificate to the Middle Temple, Dublin on 28 October 1740. In 1744 “he Hath kept 16 terms Commons in the Dining Hall of this Society and paid for One Term not kept, Hath performed all his exercises and hath paid all duties to his Society and the Officers thereunto belonging...”[see photocopy of actual certificate]. His son’s record at Trinity College lists John’s occupation as “jurisconsultus”, presumably a higher designation than attorney. In 1758 he became the High Sheriff of the County Wexford.

On 29 October 1757 he married Elizabeth, daughter of John Wray and Elinor (d.of Sir Henry Gore, Bart.) of Castle Wray, County Donegal. The marriage took place in the Parish of St.Anne, where they were resident.

Along with Lady Richards of Macmines, Elizabeth was one of the most influential women in Wexford and was prominent in the 1798 Rising. She is the “Mrs.Hatton” referred to by young Elizabeth Richards in her diary of the 1798 Rising. Her son William rose in the Rising. After the Rising she appealed to Dublin Castle on behalf of the rebel general Edward Roche of Garrylough but this was rejected and Roche executed.

Elizabeth erected in 1783 Clonard House, a two-storey, five-bay rectangular block with basement and a broad flight of steps leading to the front door. The entrance is distinguished by a handsome fan lighted door case with blocking and keystone. Approached by a winding avenue, a feature of the landscape is the ruin of an old castle on lands once encamped upon by Oliver Cromwell’s army in 1649. The house enjoys views of Wexford Harbour. Henry Hatton sold the land and home to William Kellett before 1837 for £2000. Clonard is currently a farmhouse accommodation run by John and Kathleen Hayes [100 Wexford Country Houses].

John’s will was dated 21 August 1769 and proved 28 June 1773 [Index to Perogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 as recorded by Jack Warren]. John and Elizabeth had five sons, the fifth of whose name is unknown:

i. Col. HENRY HATTON, M.P. (b.1759-d.9 November 1793)= Lady Anne Gore

After studying under Mr.Ball, Henry entered Trinity College Dublin, 31 October 1774 at age sixteen [Alumni Dublinenses]. He received his B.A. in Summer 1778, and then followed his father in the legal profession: “Henry Hatton, son and heir of John Hatton, late of New Bay, Wexford, was specially admitted to the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple on 27 June 1775,”…“Hath kept Eight Terms Commons in the Dining Hall of this Society and paid for Four Terms not kept, Hath paid for One Candlelight and Six Duration Exercises not performed and hath paid all Duties due to the Society and the Officers therunto belonging...” [see photocopy of actual certificate]. He is listed in the 1783 directory as a judge and barrister. At the time of his uncle Henry Hatton’s death in 1785 he was the Member of Parliament for County Donegal (N.W. Ireland, whence his mother came).

He married in 1785 Anne Gore, a sister of Arthur, Earl of Arran. The Gores were maternal grandparents of his mother, suggesting a family introduction. The marriage of Henry and Anne seems based in love, however, as Henry forsook the cause of the United Irishmen rebels to gain the approval of Anne’s father, who greatly opposed the rebels. In forming this marital alliance Henry aroused the anger of some fellow young Wexfordian Protestants, whose sentiments ran with the rebel cause. In a scathing letter dated 5 January 1784 someone employing the pseudonym Fabius accused him of betrayal:

you entered life with greater advantage than either your fortune or your abilities entitled you to. Your countrymen looked up to you as a young man of amiable private character, and of a truly independent public spirit: the affability of your manners established the one, and your repeated declarations promised the other.

In a great, respectable and virtuous country, such recommendations would have met with noblest rewards, respect, admiration, general esteem, and public honours. In the contemplation of your rising virtues the independent gentlemen of the county of Wexford consoled themselves, should their former favourite, O__e, become an apostate (an event too much now to be feared) there still would be found in their country a man who would steadily support its honour and interest.

Such, Sir, were the sentiments of your Countrymen towards you, until you formed an alliance with a certain peer; a alliance, which might possibly promise much domestic happiness -- but from which no addition to your public fame was to be expected. Your connection with the nobleman, naturally excited the utmost fears in your friends, and promised the most complete triumph to your enemies; and sorry am I to add that your subsequent conduct has well warranted the apprehension of the former, and has, in the utmost extent, gratified the malice of the latter.

From the moment, the inauspicious moment, when you became the son-in-law of the Earl of Arran, a wayward, wavering inconsistency, hath marked your steps; one day a flaming patriot, the next a complacent courtier; today the professed friend of the people, tomorrow the humble hack of the minister, as if your popularity was to be local as well as temporary -- in one place you applaud what in another you condemn. A plain narrative of your proceedings, in the reform business, furnished me with ample proof of my assertions, and I shall at present spare myself the painful task of referring to any other.

When the subject of a more equal representation of the people was agitated in a county meeting at Wexford, in October last, you there stood forth the decided advocate of the measure, you admitted the absolute necessity of a reform, and gave your assent to an address to your representatives: part requiring them to exert their utmost efforts to obtain that reform so spiritedly claim by the people.

1st November, at elevation as a delegate, you assented to a specific plan of reform there adopted -- but in the house of commons, what part did you act? -- You voted against the introduction of a bill to carry the plan to execution. As a senator you opposed that measure, when, as a freeholder you called upon your representative to support -- in the senate you rejected with contempt the proposition which in the convention on the same day, you received without opposition. Sir! Is it by actions such as these you hope to recommend yourself to the support of the spirited inhabitants of the County of Wexford, or on any future occasion? or, will the ambition of Mr.Henry Hatton be ever gratified, by being the mock representative of a rotten Borough at the precarious pleasure of a Lord? You have still an opportunity of retrieving your tottering fame. You have not yet passed the Rubicon. You are not yet so hackneyed in the ways of prostitution, but you may safely recall your wandering footsteps -- Nemo repente fuit turpissimus -- Exert you natural good sense -- rouse your dormant spirit -- resist the pernicious influence of a paltry L____ D____ act only from the generous impulse of your own heart… [quoted in Paddy Hatton speech].

Ogle, alluded to above, was the representative of Protestant Patriotism (a belief in an Ireland separate from the United Kingdom, but rule by a Protestant establishment) in Wexford from 1768 to 1782. Ogle rejected the liberal cause in 1783 at the volunteer convention, by scapegoating the catholic cause as enunciated at the Dungannon Convention, which had declared the desirability of lifting religious distinctions in politics. In a resolution similar to that reached at the Dungannon Convention, the Wexford Independent Volunteers, the company of which Henry Hatton was Colonel, had resolved on 14 March 1832 “that we hold the right of private judgment, in matters of religious, to be wholly sacred in others as in ourselves.”

At a meeting of Wexford Freeholders in April 1780 Henry Hatton and the future rebel Grogan proposed that Wexford support the modification of Polyning’s Law, and the withdrawal from the Irish Privy Council of any legislative role, and the to procure an act or declaration to assert and establish the independence of the legislature of Ireland and the undoubted right of the subjects of the realm to be bound by no laws except those enacted by the parliament of Ireland. Hatton and Grogan defeated Ogle and Ely at the meeting. Ogle and Ely didn’t recover until 1784 and the divide widened until 1793 [Paddy Hatton speech].

Henry died young, in 1793 at age 33, before the main events leading up to the 1798 Rising. A plaque in his memory is found in St.Iberius Church, Wexford, erected by his “afflicted mother”. After Henry died Anne married Francis Flood of Paulstown, County Kilkenny and then married for a third time, to the First Marquis of Abercorn. Henry and Anne had no children in their brief marriage. His will was dated 20 August 1788 and proved 24 December 1793 [Index to Perogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 as recorded by Jack Warren; Boxwell & Harvey Papers, Rep.of Private Papers #123, Supp.Rep.No.442, Catherine Acc. No.843, Fahy, P.C. 151].

ii. WILLIAM HATTON (b.c.1760 - d.1810?) = Elizabeth Ross Like his brother Henry, William was a United Irishman. In 1792 he was one of 45 men who voted in favour of granting relief to Catholics at a meeting of the Ascendancy of Wexford held in the Wexford Courthouse to dabet the proposals of the Catholic Committee [Gentry of Wexford]. William Hatton was one of the four Protestant members (along with Bagenal Harvey, Matthew Keugh, Nicholas Grey and William Hatton) of the rebellious eight-man Wexford Council during the 1798 Rising, which stood until the crushing of the uprising at Vinegar Hill [P.Comerford, The Irish Times (4 March 1997)]. While most of his fellow Councillors were hanged on Wexford Bridge, William escaped. William was referred to in the Elizabeth Richards diary as “an original United Irishman, and was greatly involved in the 1798 Rising. In the diary entry of 6 June 1798, while she was staying with William’s mother at Clonard, the loyalist Richards stated of the rebel William: Some women who came to Clonard today said that the Barracks, and Markethouse of Ross were still in the possession of the King’s troops. I was in an ecstasy of joy. I exulted over William Hatton, I reasoned with him. He listened to my loyal arguments with good humour but without conviction. He provoked me. I left the room and for revenge pulled the odious green cockade pot of my hat and trampled on it. It was a satisfaction to me to insult the rebel colours [Paddy Hatton speech]. In a diary entry on 12 June 1798 she wrote of William: My mother requested William Hatton to stay this night at Rathaspeck, he consented, but got so drunk after supper that had the house been attacked by them he could not have afforded the slightest protection [Paddy Hatton speech]. In a recollection of a dinner party at Wexford in April 1798 Sir Jonah Barrington, Judge of the High Court of Admiralty refers to the attendance at Lady Colcough’s of “Captain Keogh afterwards rebel governor of Wexford the unfortunate John Colcough of Tintern…Counsellor Bagenal Harvey, afterwards rebel generalissimo, Mr.William Hatton, and some others.” He then refers to another gathering a few days later in Bargy Castle, hosted by Bagenal Harvey: “the company I met included Captain Keogh, the two unfortunate Counsellor Shears who were both hung shortly afterwards; Mr.Colcough who was hung on the [Wexford] bridge; Mr.Hay, who was also executed: Mr.William Hatton, one of the rebel directory of Wexford who escaped…”

William is buried at Ardcolm, away from the rest of the family, with no headstone. After the Rising William was probably cut off from the rest of the family, which feared that the stigma would harm their influence [Paddy Hatton speech].

Burke’s states that William was of the 17th Dragoons. Elizabeth’s will was dated 1811 [Boxwell & Harvey Papers, Rep.of Private Papers #123, Supp.Rep.No.442, Catherine Acc. No.843, Fahy, P.C. 151]. They had three children:

I. LOUISA HATTON = __ Sandwith(of Royal Marines)



John was Rector of Saxby and Stapleford, Leicester.
iii. GEORGE HATTON, M.P. (b.c.1760) = Lady Isabella Rachel Seymour Conway After studying under Mr.Ball, George entered Trinity College Dublin 24 October 1777, aged 16 as an S.C. (meaning unknown) [Alumni Dublinenses]. George was M.P. for Lisburn (S.W. of Belfast, in Co.Antrim, N.Ireland). Lady Isabella was the youngest daughter of Francis, 1st Marquis of Hertford (see Burke’s Peerage). They had two sons and a daughter:


II. Cmd. HENRY JOHN HATTON (b.___- d.21 December 1831)

Commander in the Royal Navy, made gentleman Usher of the Privy Chamber in 1815. III. Capt. VILLIERS FRANCIS HATTON, M.P. (b.20 August 1787 - d. 9 February 1859) = Hariette La Touche (d.23 Dec.1866) He entered the Royal Navy in 1799 as a volunteer on board the Sans Pareil. He eventually became a Vice Admiral. From March 1810 to February 1812 he served on the Mahan Brig at the Portsmouth Station and on the North coast of Spain, his last posting. In service he received wounds for which he was later awarded a pension of £300. After this service he became the Member of Parliament for Wexford. He married 24 May 1817 Hariette, daughter of the Right Honourable David La Touche, of Marlay, County Dublin, M.P. for County Carlow, and Lady Cecilia Leeson, daughter of the 1st Earl of Milltown. Villiers was a cousin of the Marquis of Londonderry [see typed biography, Agents Messrs. Ommaney].

In 1850 John Boxwell, agent to Captain Villiers Hatton compiled a register of leases made by the family of Hatton of Great Clonard. About three-quarters of the family’s property was in the town of Wexford, the remainder in the neighbourhood of Manamolin [Boxwell & Harvey Papers, Rep.of Private Papers #123, Supp.Rep.No.442, Catherine Acc. No.843, Fahy, P.C. 151].

A. Lieut.-Col. VILLIERS La TOUCHE HATTON, J.P. (b.14/15 April 1824 Frant, E.Sussex, England-d.2 February 1897 London, England) = Rosia Mary de Bathe (b.1830 Brighton, Sussex, England-d. 20 May 1895 London)

Villiers, of Clonard, was Justice of the Peace and D.L. High Sheriff 1862-63, Lieutenant-Colonel in the Army, late of the Grenadier Guards. He married 6 November 1850 Rosia Mary le Bathe, only daughter of the late Sir William Plunkett de Bathe, Bart. On 17 July 1858 he received official permission from the Ulster King of Arms and Principal Herald of Ireland to the armorial bearings of his great grandfather John Hatton: “Arms: azure, on a chevron between three garbs or an annulet gules for crest a hind statant or, charged with an annulet as in the arms.” Motto: Virtus tutissima cassis [Irish Genealogy Office, MS 108, pp.233-34]. He died in London and was buried with his wife in Kensal Green Cemetery. A plaque in their memory, and that of their children is found in St.Iberius Church, Wexford. Villiers also erected a monument to his wife in the Y.M.C.A. Hall in Wexford acknowledging her contributions to its building. Villiers and Rosia had four children:

1. Maj.-Gen. VILLIERS HATTON (b.8 October 1852)

C.B. of Clonard, County Wexford. On 30 March 1897 he married Emily, the only daughter of Charles Burrall Hoffman of New York. In 1900 he resided in Clonard. He was a member of the Guards’, the Windham, St.James’s and United Service Clubs [see Burke’s for Coat of Arms]. 2. WILLIAM deBATHE HATTON (b.25 December 1855) = ____ Fraser Formerly of the Seaforth Highlanders. On 10 January 1899 he married the second daughter of the late Major Fraser of Merlewood, Inverness, New Brunswick. 3. ROSIA MARY HATTON (b.May 1900) = Rev. David Woodward Whimcup, M.A.

4. MADELINE FRANCES HATTON = William Henry MacKinnon

On 13 December 1881 she married Lieutenant-General Sir Henry MacKinnon, late of the Grenadier Guards, K.C.B., C.V.O.
B. CECILIA HATTON (dec.) = George Baird (d.1870) George was of Stichill House, Roxburgh

1. George Baird (dec.)

C. ELIZABETH FRANCES HATTON = Col.Arthur Lowry Cole (d.1885) She married 20 November 1854 Arthur Lowry Cole, C.B., Colonel in the Army, oldest son of the late General The Hon. Sir Galbraith Lowry Cole, brother of the Earl of Enniskillen. They had children.
iv. Maj.-Gen. JOHN HATTON = Annette Hodges Major-General in the Army. His was Annette was the daughter of Colonel Hodges. They had four sons and two daughters:

I. HENRY HATTON (b.1801?-d.1825)

Of New Bay, Wexford (near Castlebridge?). His 1823 will, written when he was resident in Dublin, is held in the Rep.of Private Papers [Boxwell & Harvey Papers, Rep.of Private Papers #123, Supp.Rep.No.442, Catherine Acc. No.843, Fahy, P.C. 151]. His death was reported in the Sept. 27, 1825 issue of Exhaw’s Magazine, which noted that he was buried at St.Anne’s Church. II. JOHN GORDON HATTON (b.1801-d.27 March 1869)= Augusta Jane Benson Of New Bay, Wexford. Augusta was the daughter of Colonel Benson of the 5th Fusiliers. In 1825 a statement of title was issued to John confirming his title to Garranish and other Lands and tenements mentioned in the preceding grant from 1679 to the present [Boxwell & Harvey Papers, Rep.of Private Papers #123, Supp.Rep.No.442, Catherine Acc. No.843, Fahy, P.C. 151]. John died at age 68 and was buried at the Church of Ireland Church at Ardcolm (1/2 mile S.E. of Castlebridge), Wexford. They had five sons and three daughters:


B. Rev. HENRY WILLIAM BENSON HATTON (b.c.1828 Wexford) = 1.Esther Walker 2. Sarah ______

After attending King William’s College, Henry entered Trinity College Dublin 11 October 1844, aged 16, as a pensioner [Alumni Dublinenses]. He received his B.A. in Spring 1849 and his M.A. in Spring 1897 (?). Henry served in Ferns, and as Rector of Monart. His first wife was the daughter of the Rev.Benjamin Walker [Paddy Hatton speech]. Paddy Hatton’s family is probably descended from this branch. C. JOHN WALTER BENSON HATTON, 48th Regiment



F. AUGUSTA HATTON = Rev.William Cooke



V. ELIZABETH HATTON = Cpt. Henry Luster

VI. HARIETTE HATTON = Major _______ Scott

Hattons of Gorey

______ HATTON = _____________

They had two sons, Henry and Thomas:

II. THOMAS HATTON (alive 1759)

I. HENRY HATTON (d.before 1742) = Mary _________ (d.after 1767)

Henry Hatton was an innkeeper at Gorey. They married around 1710. Henry’s will was dated 3 Feb.1741 and proved 23 March 1742 [Index to Perogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 as recorded by Jack Warren]. Mary’s will was dated 1 January 1759 and proved 8 June 1759. In Mary’s will of 8 November 1767 she mentions her late son the Reverend Robert Hatton [Ferns Clergy] . They had a daughter, Ann, and two sons, Robert and Jack: A. JACK HATTON (b.c.1712 - d.c.1786) Jack Hatton was an attorney-at law in Dublin. The 1760, 1765, 1771, 1780, 1785, 1786 and 1787 Almanacs list a Jack Hatton, attorney practising at Courts of Kings Bench, Common Pleas, Exchequer, on Wood Street. In 1754 an inquisition was taken at Gorey before Jack Hatton and Thomas Coles (Arthur Lowcan and William Bolton, coroners) [Boxwell & Harvey Papers, Rep.of Private Papers #123, Supp.Rep.No.442, Catherine Acc. No.843, Fahy, P.C. 151]. Jack Hatton’s 1786 will is listed in the Catalogue of Ferns Diocesan Wills 1601-1800. At that time he is listed as residing at Mount Nebo, Gorey Parish. In 1781 there is recorded a “fine by W.Gowan to W.Hope of Ashwood alias Ballteige, Co.Wexford, 1827 and conveyance of same and other lands by J. Hatton to J.H.Gowan, both of Mountnebo, Co.Wexford [2 mi.N.W.of Gorey], August 25, 1781” [Dublin Public Records Office, M.5545][Note: see connection with John Hunter Gowan, below] .

The Irish Genealogist (Nov.1976) provides two stories about him, although these are cautioned as unreliable as from prejudiced sources:

In 1740, that unsatisfactory nobleman Richard, 6th Earl of Anglesey, was working to discredit his then wife, Anne Simpson, so that he could obtain a separation from her and marry (as he subsequently did) Juliana Donovan. His daughter by Anne Simpson, Catherine Dubois published a highly emotional account of these transactions according to which the Earl “at length, by the contrivance of…John Ions [a “popish surgeon”], and Jack Hatton, an attorney, found out an abandoned Wretch named Mary Egan, who was at that time a prisoner in Wexford Gaol for Felony, and who upon a Promise of being bailed and brought to England and Promises of other Rewards, was prevailed upon by the said Hatton to swear such an affidavit as he dictated to her”. Some years later, in the County Wexford election of 1753/4 he acted for Robert Leigh, one of the candidates, sitting throughout the election beside Leigh’s agent John Gowan (probably the father of John Gowan of Mt.Nebo) and was accused by the other side of consistently prompting Gowan “to take down things which had not passed.”
C. ANNE HATTON (b.c.1710) = (?) John Hunter Gowan (b.1699) (?) It is possible that Anne married John Hunter Gowan: see hypothesis below. B. The Rev’d ROBERT HATTON (b.1713 Gorey - d.c.14 April 1759) = Margaret _______ He entered Trinity College Dublin 26 February 1731 or 1732, aged 18. The College records list him as the son of a “caupo” (innkeeper). He received his B.A. in 1736 and M.A. in 1740 [Alumni Dublinenses]. He was a curate at Kilnamanagh (4 mi.E. of Enniscorthy) in 1753 and Killely, Killisk (4 mi.N. of Wexford Town), Killaucooly, Ardamine (3 mi.S.E. of Gorey, on coast), and Donaghmore (1 mi.S. of Ardamine, on coast) [Rev.J.B.Leslie, Ferns Clergy and Parishes]. His 1 January 1759 (proved 8 June 1759) will is filed in the Index to Perogative Wills and Ireland 1536-1810 and mentions his wife Margaret, his uncle Thomas Hatton, and his daughters Mary, Elizabeth and Margaret. At his death the living at Gorey became vacant [Leslie, 194]. A deed dated 5 June 1779 (Ref. 330 662 220570) lists the three daughters below as his only children.

1. MARGARET HATTON (b.c.1745)

2. MARY HATTON (b.c.1746) = William Clifford (son of William Clifford)

3. ELIZABETH HATTON (b.c.1747) = John Johnston

John was a Doctor of Physic. They had at least one daughter:

a. Barbara Johnston = William Edwards (b.1740)

William was the son of Eaton Edwards of Waterford, Edinburgh. They married 1 April 1770 at Cannongate Parish, Edinburgh.

i. Anne Rebecca Johnston (d.1831) = Professor William Allman (b.7 Feb.1776 - d.1846)

I. George Johnston Allman (b.1824) = Louisa Taylor They married 1853.

A. Constance Allman = William H. Colgan

They married 1888

1. Hilda Anne Colgan = Godfrey J. Clarke

a. Ellen Beatrice Clarke = Donald Thomas Gray Lives in Alexandra Headlands, Queensland, Australia. In 1986 they had three children (one of whom was unmarried) and 12 grandchildren.
The Hattons of Gorey - Pictou, Nova Scotia

Unfortunately, the pedigrees above do not illuminate the lineage of Robert Hatton who emigrated to Canada in 1812. The Burke’s peerage is understandably silent on the fates of the two younger sons of Henry Hatton of Clonard: Henry and Thomas. If these two survived, they would be potential grandfathers of Robert Hatton. Likewise, John Hatton, lawyer of Clonard, had a fifth child whose name and fate were unknown, a potential father to Robert Hatton. As the parish records for Wexford are now in ashes, we will probably never know for sure. The recurrence of Henry, Thomas, and John in naming pattern offers admittedly flimsy evidence of a link, as does the popularity of the legal profession among members of this Hatton tribe. One possible theory is that Robert Hatton was a son of Henry Hatton (b.c.1740) and Sarah Lambe, who were commemorated in the first names of his first son and daughter (followed by the admittedly common but familially important names of Anne, John and Thomas).

I. ROBERT HATTON (b.1763 or 1773 Ireland - d.19 September 1824 Pictou) = Jane Tomkins

Robert Hatton’s gravestone states that he died at age 51, on 19 September 1824. This would have him fathering his first son at age twenty, but given his large family of nine or ten children, this is not so unlikely. He was born in either Dublin or Wexford, Ireland. He married a Jane Tomkins, who was presumably also an Anglo-Irish Wexfordian. Little is known about his life in Dublin. Among many references to Hatton lawyers in the King’s Inn Admission Papers is a Robert Hutton , who petitioned to be admitted as a attorney of the Dublin Court of Exchequer in Michelmas term, 1783 [King’s Inn Admission Papers 1607-1867, Dublin]. This reference, the only such to a law student named Robert H-tton, would fit if Robert’s confused birth date were actually 1763. The “Treble Almanac of Dublin” lists from 1792 to 1813 an attorney Robert Hatton living at E,2 Montague-F. He practiced at the Court of the Exchequer, and was not a member of a law club. There are no Robert Hattons before or after that date, although earlier almanacs list attorneys Henry Hatton (1765-1780) and Jack Hatton of Wexford (1760-1787). Before and during the Napoleonic Wars Ireland, particularly in the south, became increasingly agitated and Robert emigrated with his family in 1812. The Charlottetown Weekly Register in Prince Edward Island mentions his presence there on 8 August 1812, but this would be but a brief stay. He soon relocated to Pictou. On 27 July 1813, Robert was sworn in as a barrister of Nova Scotia, at the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. In February 1814 he wrote to Sir John Coape, K.B., Lieutenant Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Nova Scotia, requesting a grant of land for himself and his family of ten children. This petition was successful and Robert Hatton soon became a leading citizen of Pictou. He continued his life in law, both as an attorney or a participant: in 1820 he won for himself a suit of £92 against David McQueen of Antigonish. Most subsequent references to him are in relation to his efforts towards building an Anglican Church in Pictou; for the rest of his lifetime who would have prayed, as would have other Episcopalians, with the Presbyterians who formed the backbone of the community. His son Henry would eventually lead the project to completion. Robert himself lived to see the frame of St.James erected in 1824, but died later that year. He is buried appropriately in the St.James’ churchyard, with his wife.

Robert and Jane Hatton had already had ten children by 1814, and more were born in Canada. Here are the known offspring:

A. HENRY HATTON (of whom more later)

B. SARAH HATTON (b.c.1795) = Dr. George Johnston (d.1878)

Sarah married in August 1815 Dr. George Johnston, a leading citizen of Pictou. Johnston was according to a contemporary report, “a man of charm, influence and driving force; not an Anglican, but married to a Hatton and so became active in St.James’ through active persuasiveness…” He had studied at London University and served as a medical doctor in Pictou. In 1827 he was a sergeant in the 1st Battalion, Pictou . Dr. Johnston died in 1878. Their children were:

2. Robert Hatton Johnston (b.1826; d. 1844 at 18 years)

1. Jane Johnston (b.1816 - d.1857)

was married to the Rev. Charles Elliott, the first rector of St.James’ Church, 16 February 1836, by the Rev. John Burnyeat. They lived in the glebe lands at the present location of Elliott and Taylor Streets, and are commemorated by a marble tablet in the chancel of St.James’. Their children were:

a. Mary Sophia Elliott (b.1839-d.1841)

b. George Henry Elliott (b.1842-d.1904)

Pictou lawyer and mayor of Pictou (1887-88); buried in the Anglican Cemetery, (Barry’s Mill) with four of his children. c. Sarah Jane Elliott (b.1847-48)
C. ANNE HATTON (b.1798 - d. September 1809 Gorey) She died at age 11 and was buried 25 September 1809 in Gorey [Jack Warren, Paddy Hatton, Wexford] D. JOHN HATTON (b.c. 1799) entered grammar school in Pictou in 1814 , and was still living in 1840. He, too, played a leading role in the church and was a partner with Henry Hatton in his Liverpool Enterprises. E. THOMAS HATTON (b.c.1800) in the 1860 Census, he is listed as a widower, living with one male born 1840-1845, one male born 1830-40; female (married) born 1810-1820; female (married) born 1830-1840 [living with the families of his two married sons ?] F. ELIZABETH HATTON (b.7 Feb.1805 Gorey -d.i.i.?) daughter of Robert and Jane Hatton, Gorey. She is not listed in A Lion in Thistle, indicating that she did not survive to travel to Canada [Jack Warren, Paddy Hatton, Wexford]. G. JANE HATTON (b.c.1806 to 1810 Ireland - d.?) was married on 17 July 1829 to George Campbell (Merchant of Pictou) at Salmon River, Colchester County by Rev. John Burnyeat, a visiting missionary. The marriage, the first ever in St.James’ Church, was “with the consent of guardians, and in presence of Henry Hatton and Margaret Campbell.” In 1827 George Campbell was a 1st Lieutenant of the 1st Battalion, Pictou. H. ROBERT HATTON (b.20 September 1807 Gorey - d.i.i.?) Son of Robert and Jane Hatton, Gorey. Another Robert Hatton was born three years later, indicating that this Robert did not survive to travel to Canada [Jack Warren, Paddy Hatton, Wexford]. I. MARTHA HATTON (b.4 December 1808 Gorey - d.i.i.?) daughter of Robert and Jane Hatton, Gorey. She is not listed in A Lion in Thistle, indicating that she did not survive to travel to Canada [Jack Warren, Paddy Hatton, Wexford]. J. ROBERT HATTON II (b.14 October 1810 Gorey, Wexford - d.April 1852 Liverpool) A merchant, he died at Liverpool, Great Britain on 20 April, 1852, “in the 42nd year of his age.” In 1850 the Garteraig was launched from his shipyard, while his ship, the Juverna of 220 tons was launched from the shipyard of James Purvis [birthdate: Jack Warren, Paddy Hatton, Wexford]. K. GEORGE HATTON (b.2 December 1812 Prince Edward Island - d.19 December 1816 Pictou) George was baptised at St.Paul’s Church, Charlottetown, by the Reverend J. Desbrisey. Robert Hatton was especially fond of this baby, and thus would name a future son George. L. ANN HATTON (b.1816 - d.14 Sept. 1898 Pictou) = Bernard Law Kirkpatrick (b.c.1800 Scotland - d.8 March 1848 New Glasgow, N.S.) The youngest daughter of Robert Hatton, Ann was married to Bernard Law Kirkpatrick, a merchant and shipbuilder of Pictou, on 18 March, 1837 by the Rev. Charles Elliott [Times, 28 March 1837]. Bernard’s mother was Catherine (1756-1843). Bernard had emigrated to Pictou around 1826 from Scotland and was primarily a shipbuilder from 1840 to his death in 1848. Bernard is buried in the St.James Churchyard in Pictou, although Ann was buried in Baliburton Cemetery. He married three times. The name of his first wife is unknown. His first marriage produced George (b.1828-d.1847 Ten Mile Creek). He married his second wife, Nancy ‘Ann’ Given, in 1831 at Wolfville. With his third wife Ann Hatton he had five children: Henry Kirkpatrick (1838-1839); Sarah Kirkpatrick; Ann Kirkpatrick (1841-1841); Leticia Kirkpatrick (1844-?; m. in 1867 Charles E. Davies, son of William H. Davies of W.H. Davies Iron Foundry in Pictou); Jane Kirkpatrick (1845-?; 1870 to Robert Smith Dawson of Pictou) and Bernard Law Kirkpatrick. Bernard Laws Kirkpatrick Jr. married Adeliza Maude Harris in 1873 in Brooklyn, New York, where Bernard had arrived in 1870. Prior to his marriage he stayed in New York with Thomas Singleton, an Irish emigré who was likely a friend of the Hattons. Bernard Jr. was a produce merchant in New York, and had seven children with his wife. In 1875 and 1876 they visited Bernard’s mother Ann Hatton in Pictou. Bernard Jr. and Adeliza separated in 1903 and the death of dour of their children. Adeliza died in 1930 in Milwaukee. Bernard Jr. took his own life, drowning in Lake Champlain. Their great-great-grandson is Trevor Kirkpatrick of Toms River, New Jersey, who kindly supplied most of this information. M. WELLINGTON HATTON (b.1816 -d.17 August 1816 Pictou) Wellington was likely born sometime between 18 June (Battle of Waterloo) and 10 August 1816 but died on 17 August 1816, in Pictou. N. GEORGE HATTON II (b. after 1816) George was married to Ann Augustus McCarthy, third daughter of P.McCarthy, on September 1, at St.John’s, Newfoundland, by the Reverend Forrestal [The Novascotian, 20 Sept, 1847]. His ships included the Brigantines Louisa Stuart in 1845, Avalon (owner in 1846), Hunter (1846), Arab (master in 1847) Descendant?: the Rev. George Hatton = Hannah Irene Langille (d.1990) [Karen Farmer, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].

A. HENRY W. HATTON (b.1 June 1793 Gorey, Wexford, Ireland - d.31 July 1853 Pictou ) = Mary Ann Brown (b.c.1800 Newcastle-upon-Tyne - d.3 April 1876 Pictou)

While a child in Ireland, Henry Hatton attended the Church of Gorey, Wexford, which had the Reverend Jerome Alley as rector. The family still has in its possession his Latin textbook from 1810. He was born in that town on 1 June 1793 or 1794, emigrating as a young man with his family to Prince Edward Island and then Pictou. He first sought to stay in Charlottetown, describing himself as a merchant, and petitioning for a land grant on 19 May 1813. Presumably this grant was unsuccessful, but he went on the greater things in Pictou, rising to prominence as a shipbuilder, merchant, and politician. At first he ran his business from a wing of John Dawson’s building. He later bought a large set of buildings, called “Hatton’s Wharf” located at what is now South Market Street. James Dawson, the father of Sir William Dawson of McGill University, describes an early, profitable, joint venture: “In the fall of 1819, a company was formed to build a large brig to carry on the trade between Pictou and Liverpool. The parties were D.Crichton, John Taylor, Henry Hatton, and ourselves, Captain Hibbard to command her. She was called the Enterprise. She performed two voyages yearly for some time and was on the whole a profitable concern. She cost us £4000 and carried a cargo of 600 tons.” Henry built the 248 tonne brig in his own shipyards. As one of the leading shipbuilders in Pictou’s glory days of shipbuilding, he had affiliations with the following ships:

1824 Jane Hatton Brig, Henry Hatton, builder; 124 t.: on 21 November 1824 she sailed from Liverpool, England to Prince Edward Island [P.E.I. Ships database].

1826 Princess Charlotte Ship, Henry Hatton, master; 338 t.

1826 Mary Brig, Henry Hatton, master;181 t.

1827 Acadia Brig, Henry Hatton, master; 301 t.

1828 Doctor Brig, Henry Hatton, builder; 308 t. [named after his brother-in-law Doctor Johnston ?]

1829 Erin Brig, Henry Hatton, builder; 310 t. 1831 Emily Schooner, Henry Hatton, owner; 412 t. [named after Mary Ann Hatton’s sister Emily Brown?]

1834 Mary Ann : “Henry Hatton, another major owner of the 1840’s began a regular packet service between Pictou and Liverpool, England, with his barque, Mary Ann.” [Rosemary E. Ommer, Anticipating the Trend, p.73] [named after his wife, Mary Ann]

1834 Sally

[letter to Henry Hatton, Liverpool 19 August 1834]
1838 David Cannon
[letter from Connor Miller, 312 July 1838]
1838 Anna Liffey Barque, Henry Hatton, builder; 522 t. [named after the water spirit of Dublin’s main river]

1839 Henry Henry Hatton, builder; Barque, 619 t.

1840 Lord Maidstone Ship, Henry Hatton, builder; 683 t.: Sold at Liverpool, 1840

1840 Jane Duffus barque, Henry Hatton, builder; 382 t.: sold at Sligo, 1842 [named after the wife of John Duffus, a prominent banker in Halifax and Pictou ]

1841 Mary Brig, Henry Hatton, builder; built at Pugwash

1841 Britannia Barque; Henry Hatton, builder

1842 Triumph Brig; Henry Hatton, builder

1842 Champion Brig; Henry Hatton, builder

1843 Norman Brig; Henry Hatton, builder

1843 ???? Brig; Henry Hatton, builder

1843 Crocus Brig; Henry Hatton, builder

1843 Sea Brig; Henry Hatton, builder

1843 Friends Brig; Henry Hatton, builder

1844 Superior Brig; Henry Hatton, builder

1845 ???? Barque; Henry Hatton, builder

1845 ???? Brig; Henry Hatton, builder

1846 ???? Barque; Henry Hatton, builder

1847 Belle Barque; Henry Hatton, master

Upon the death of his father in 1824, Henry Hatton continued his efforts to secure an Anglican church and curate for Pictou. To this end, he exchanged a series of letters with Dr. John Inglis, serving a Ecclesiastical Commissary to Bishop Robert Stanser. This correspondence would continue after Inglis himself became “John Nova Scotia.” On land obtained from a Colonel Cochrane, St.James’ Church was finally completed in 1827, based on plans drawn up by Peter Crerar, the father-in-law of Henry’s daughter Jane Kate. The first Bishop to officiate at the yet-unnamed church was the Bishop of Quebec, the Right Reverend Charles James Stewart. From the suggestion of Mary Ann Hatton, the church was thus named St.James’, to commemorate the Bishop’s visit. In gratitude for having served as commissioner and banker of the enterprise, Henry Hatton was granted his choice of a pew for life, at no charge (the usually rent for a pew being 40 shillings per annum). He served as one of the first wardens of the Church. The efforts of Henry and his wife on behalf of the church are recorded on the wall of the chancel of the present Church of St.James: “To the memory of Henry Hatton, a native of Gorey Wexford, Ireland, who died July 31st 1853 aged 59 years. Distinguished for integrity as a merchant, loyalty as a subject, kindness as a friend, affection as a parent, and liberality towards this church. His loss is deeply felt by all and especially by his wife who has erected this tablet as a grateful tribute to his many VIRTUES.”

Henry’s political career was more fractious than his theological one. On 2 March 1831 he received a commission to be the Justice of the Peace for Pictou County. Five years later he became Pictou Township’s first M.L.A., representing the town as a Tory until 1845. In the election to succeed Henry, the town’s bitter divisions between Reformers and Tories became apparent, as the following account shows:

The contest between Martin I. Wilkins and J.D.B Fraser for the vacant seat was violent. Before 8 o’clock in the morning supporters of both parties began to pour into town. The inhabitants of Garloch, New Larig, etc., had assembled at West River and had stopped at the Three Mile House for a grand rendezvous. Then about 300 supporters of Mr. Fraser marched into town “with flags flying and the bagpipe drawling forth its unearthly tones”, and headed by Dr. Crerar, Hugh H.Ross, Conservative Magistrate from the West River, and A.D. Gordon mounted on a spirited charger. The crowd marched along Water Street, stopped to give three cheers at the residence of Henry Hatton, and proceeded up Market Lane along Church Street towards the Court House.

Here they met small parties of Liberals who asked them to lay aside their bagpipes. The Eastern Chronicle reported that Mr.Gordon gave the word of command in Gaelic, and the party drew forth sticks concealed under their clothes “in a manner which did not in the least resemble the drawing of sabres by a regiment of Dragoons.” The Liberal retreated, but were soon reinforced, and “ there ensued an engagement which can only be described as the battle of Waterloo in miniature.” A few of the knobby sticks of green wood changed hands. Mr.Wilkins’ flag staffs were converted into weapons of war, and the Conservative mob fled.

[The Pictou Book, 193]
It is not known what role Henry played in these early Nova Scotia governments, but it appears that Henry did not let politics stifle his zeal for business.

Henry was also involved in several lawsuits, perhaps inherent in his many business transactions. In 1825 he agreed to abandon a claim against his tenant Benjamin Stevens, after that tenant agreed to quietly vacate his property. In a 1836 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia case, Henry Hatton brought a suit to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia against William Reid for “trespass of lumber.” In an 1848 letter, he is advised by John Duffus, against prosecuting a claim: “you had better endeavour to effect a compromise, at same time if you wish me to obtain an opinion for you had better send it in writing. from the conversation I have had with Mr. Crerar, I fear that his evidence will be against you, and he would likely be the principle evidence, having witnessed the receipt given by you.”

Late in his relatively short life, Henry Hatton show himself to be a friend of animals as well as humans, as the following snippet from a letter shows: “ Dear Mr. Hatton, If you are quite sure it will not be troubling you too much we will be so glad if you will take “Milo” and keep him until we have a house of our own again. The poor dog is quite miserable here as they don’t like dogs to be about the Hotel …Eleanor Hoyt.”

The Fraser family named one of their sons Henry Hatton Fraser in his honour. Another son was named Thomas McCulloch Fraser [Nancy Fraser, Yellowknife]. Similarly, James Riley (b.1808) and his wife Sarah Ann Reagh (b.1812) of Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, named their second son Henry Hatton Riley.

Henry died on 31 July 1853. His obituary in The Eastern Chronicle reads: “The deceased formerly carried on an extensive business in ship building, and during the whole of his mercantile life was distinguished for integrity of character and kind consideration for the wants of the poor. he practised hospitality on a large scale and has gone down to the grave regretted by a large circle of friends and relative, leaving not a single enemy behind to cast dishonour on his name. His funeral will take place to day (Tuesday) at 3 o’clock p.m.” He was buried in the St.James’ Churchyard with his wife and parents.

Little is known about Mary Ann Brown, the wife of Henry Hatton, but that she was born around 1800 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England. Her father was Russell Brown and her mother was probably Mary Rich, who married a Russell Brown on Christmas Day, 1788 at St.John’s Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne). Russell Brown, whose small portrait remains in our possession, was born 17 June 1761 and is thought to have been involved with the East Indian Company. He lived in both London and Newcastle, and appeared to have been a fairly prosperous merchant. His Christian name probably came from Russell relatives

Mary Ann Hatton died 3 April 1876 in Pictou and was buried in the St.James’ Churchyard, In her will she left all to her daughter, Mary Ann Hatton. Henry and Mary Ann (Brown) Hatton had three children:

1. MARY ANNE HATTON (1829 - 11 August 1889) was married to the Reverend David O. Moore of Viewfield, near Stellarton, on 17 July by Reverend C.Bowman, at St.James’ Church .” [E.Chronicle, 24 July 1873, p.2]

2. HENRY HATTON JR (b. Jan or Feb 1831 - d. 12 July 1833 Pictou) (2 years, 7 months) [Acadian Recorder, in Nova Scotia Vital Statistics from Newspapers, 1829-1834]

3. JANE KATE HATTON married John Crerar (of whom later)

Miscellaneous Wexford Hattons

1699 (?)ANNE (?) HATTON = John Hunter Gowan (b.1699) =

John Hunter Gowan was the son of John Gowan (b.1668) who married a daughter of John Hunter of the County Tipperary. John Gowan Sr. was am officer in King William’s army and bought property in Wexford for his eldest son, John Hunter Gowan, an attorney. J.H.G. apparently married a daughter of the Rev. Henry Hatton, Rector of Gorey, although this is unlikely given that the Rev. Henry died in 1669. Could J.H.G. have married Anne Hatton (b.c.1710), the daughter of Henry Hatton, innkeeper of Gorey, and sister of the Rev. Robert Hatton? This would would strengthen the reference to a land transfer from Jack Hatton to his Mt.Nebo neighbour, and presumptive brother-in-law, John Hunter Gowan [see above, under Jack Hatton]. John Hunter Gowan and his Hatton wife had two sons:

1. John Hunter Gowan (b.c.1730) = Frances Morton

John Hunter Gowan was execrated for his brutality as a magistrate and commander of the Wingfield Yeomanry (the “Black Mob”) in 1798. J.H.G. and Frances married in 1771 and had four sons and twelve daughters [H.Ardagh, The Life of Sir James Robert Gowan (Toronto, 1911)]. Perhaps by a second wife, he had another son, Ogle Robert Gowan, who was a prominent Orangeman newspaper publisher in Brockville, Kingston and Toronto, Canada; in the 1837 Upper Canadian Rebellion he organized a volunteer militia company with which he served in the Battle of the Windmill; he became a Lieut.Colonel, and M.P. for Leeds and Grenville Counties, and was founder and first Grand Master of the Orange Association of Canada. His home in Canada was called Nebo Lodge [Irish Genealogist, Nov.1976]. 2. Henry Hatton Gowan (b.1736) = Annie Smith H.H.G. married Annie Smith, daughter of Charles Smith of Kyle, and was grandfather to Senator the Hon. Sir James Robert Gowan of Barrie, Upper Canada (1815-1909).
c.1710 MARTHA HATTON (b.c. 1710) = Richard Woodroof of Gorey (b.c.1708-d.7 March 1786) They are buried in the Woodroof vault at St.Mogue’s, Ballycanew Parish (2 mi.S.of Gorey) [Monumental Inscriptions in Wexford]. They had a son, Abel.Ram. Woodroof (b.c.1755 - d.20 Dec. 1811) who married Maria __ (b.c.1763 -d.25 March 1825) 1728 FRANCIS HATTON named as advisor to wife and two children of Charles Byrne of Clone (just N.of Enniscorthy) in his will: 18 April 1728.

LOFTUS HATTON = Catherine Lambert

Catherine was the daughter of Arron Lambert (d.1747) and Catherine Jones. She had one brother, Lewis. 1735 HENRY HATTON, Wexford: his 1735 will is listed in the Catalogue of Ferns Diocesan Wills 1601-1800 [Jack Warren].

1750 Warrens --Hattons (Jack Warren tree: n.b. not clear if the relationships below are accurate)

I. Ben Warren of Kilcormick = ____ Cleary

A. _____ Warren (b.1777-d.1847): mentioned in evidence in Henry Hatton’s Enniscorthy 1. William Warren

3. Ben Warren

2. Joe Warren = _______ Hatton

Gurteen Shambo

a. Ed Warren = ________

b. Tom Warren = ____

c. Sam Warren = ____

d. Joe Warren = L.Lynehart (lived at Ballinacoola, Raheen)

e. Martha Warren = ____S.Rothwell

f. Susan Warren = George (surname?)

1759 A. JOSEPH HATTON (b.1759 Waterford) = Susanna Hudson
    1. ROBERT HATTON = Ann Maris 13 November 1783 Chester County, Pennsylvania







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1769 Mary Hatton, Clough: her (proved?) 1769 will is listed in the Catalogue of Ferns Diocesan Wills 1601-1800 [Jack Warren].

1773 HENRY HATTON: Clonard: his 1773 will is listed in the Catalogue of Ferns Diocesan Wills 1601-1800 [Jack Warren].

1775 Templeshanbo Hattons

1. ANNE/ANNA HATTON (b.1775-d.29 June 1841) = Martin Doyle (b.1776 -d.15 Jan.1850)

They are buried in Old Templeshanbo graveyard. The stone was erected by their son, Martin Boyle of Cooleycarney (both 4 mi.N.W. of Enniscorthy)[Monumental Inscriptions in Wexford]. 2. BRIDGET HATTON (d.13 July 1898) Her commemorative window at St.Laurence O’Toole Roman Catholic Church, Roundwood (just N.of Wicklow Town) was erected by her sister Anna Doyle [Monumental Inscriptions in Wicklow]. Also commemorated on the window are Anne and WILLIAM HATTON (parents of Anne and Bridget?). WILLIAM HATTON = Anne ___________

1777 JOHN HATTON (b.c.1777 Wexford)

After studying under Mr.Barry, John entered Trinity College Dublin 23 May 1794, aged 17, under the dsignation of “S.C.” He was listed as the son of John Hatton, military officer (could he be the same John now listed as being born in 1801?) [Alumni Dublinenses]. 1795 Templeshanbo Hattons

I. HENRY HATTON (b.c.1795 - d.9 Jan. 1892) = Elizabeth _____ (b.c.1795 - d.31 March 1883)

Henry died at age 97 while Elizabeth died at age 88. They are buried in the family plot at St.Colman’s Church, Templeshanbo, Wexford(Church of Ireland).

A. THOMAS HATTON (b.c.1824 - d.2 Jan. 1846)

Thomas died at age 22. He is buried in the family plot at St.Colman’s Church, Templeshanbo, Wexford(Church of Ireland). B. JOHN HATTON (b.c.1837-d.14 Sept. 1851) John died at age 14 years. He is buried in the family plot at St.Colman’s Church, Templeshanbo, Wexford (Church of Ireland). C. HENRY HATTON (b.c.1820-1840, fl.1890s) Henry erected the family gravestone at St.Colman’s Church, Templeshanbo, Wexford(Church of Ireland) [Monumental Inscriptions in Wexford]. He lived at Monalee.

1. HENRY WILLIAM HATTON (b.Nov.1875 - d.20 Dec.1875)

Henry’s son died at age 7 weeks.
1797 Jane Hatton (b.1797 - d.24 Sept. 1875 Gorey? Wexford): died aged 78 years [Gorey Registry]

1798 HENRY HATTON = Mary ________

Deputy Portrieve of Enniscorthy in 1798, whose daughter Jane deposed that he had been “murdered on Vinegar Hill sooner than change his religion,” [Musgrave, App., 103] and whose wife’s name was Mary [Musgrave, App. p.108].


1810 WILLIAM HATTON, esq. of Wexford (the Rebel of Clonard?): his 1810 (probated?) will is listed in the Index to Perogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 as recorded by Jack Warren].

MARY HATTON = Charles Livingstone

  1. ELIZABETH HATTON (b.1905) = John Charles Warren
A descendant of this union married Douglas K. Bruce of Guelph. 1998 PADDY HATTON: a former restauranteur living in Ferrycarrig, Wexford, outside of Wexford Town. He continued his father’s genealogical labours, which are kept in St.Iberius’ Church, Wexford.

Other Irish Hattons


1655 GEORGE HATTON (b.c.1655 Lancashire): son of THOMAS HATTON. After studying under Mr.Tayle, he entered Trinity College Dublin 21 August 1672 at age 17 [Alumni Dublinenses]. He was a sizar, receiving a grant fore his studies.

1689 WILLIAM HATTON: his 1689 (probated?) will is listed in the Index to Perogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 as recorded by Jack Warren.

1724 SAMUEL HATTON (b.1724 Dublin): studied under Dr.Burnet before entering Trinity College Dublin 10 July 1740, aged 16, as a pensioner (paid own fees). He was the son of THOMAS HATTON, gentleman [Alumni Dublinenses].

1727 HENRY HATTON, master attorney at the Court of Exchequer, admitted 7 or 14 May 1727 [King’s Inn Admission Papers 1607-1867, Dublin].

1742 EDWARD HATTON (b.c.1680? - d.5 May 1742) , attorney at the Court of Exchequer [King’s Inn Admission Papers 1607-1867, Dublin].

1742 HENRY HATTON (b.c.1742): After studying under Mr.Acteson, he entered Trinity College Dublin 26 April 1758 [Alumni Dublinenses]. No family information is listed under this record.

1744 HENRY HATTON (b.c.1744 - d.Sept. 1762): After studying under the Rev. Mr.Benson, he entered Trinity College Dublin 31 May 1760 [Alumni Dublinenses]. No family information is listed under this record.

1782 HENRY HATTON m. Sarah Gardiner at St.Peter’s, Dublin, 13 February 1782 [Dublin Consistorial M.L.s] (Henry Hatton the attorney too old?)

1795 BARTHOLOMEW HATTON, attorney at the Court of Exchequer, admitted Trinity Term 1795 [King’s Inn Admission Papers 1607-1867, Dublin].

1835 Mrs.Hatton, 8 Portland Place


1712 JOHN HATTON (d.3 Feb.1712) Perralossary graveyard, N.E. Wicklow [Monumental Inscriptions in Wicklow]: buried with Edward, d.1717.

1717 EDWARD HATTON (d.Dec.1717) Perralossary graveyard, N.E. Wicklow [Monumental Inscriptions in Wicklow].

1742 Hattons of Wicklow - Cork

JAMES HATTON (d.before1742) = Mary _____

Of Cooldrop (Croldross?), Wicklow. His will was dated 23 September 1741 and proved 20 Sept. 1742 [Jack Warren]. The will mentions the following children (?):


1788 Joseph Hatton, merchant, Grattan Street, Cork [Lucas’ Directory] 2. JOHN HATTON




The 1790 and 1813 Cork directories list a Bartholomew Hatton, skinner. The 1813 directory stated that he lived at 21, S. New-Row. He was a skinner and farmer. His will be proved in 1804 (??) [Index to Perogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 as recorded by Jack Warren]. 6. THOMAS HATTON






1759 EDWARD HATTON (b.1759 -d.4 Nov.1833) = Anne ___ (b.c.1761 - d.1837) They are buried in Glendalough, under a headstone erected by their son Edward [Monumental Inscriptions in Wicklow].


He lived in Ballinaslow at the time of his parents’ death.
1761 Hattons of Tomriland

RICHARD HATTON (d.before 1761) = ______

Richard was a gentleman of Tomriland, County Wicklow. His will was dated 6 April 1761 and proved 24 November 1761 [Index to Perogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 as recorded by Jack Warren]. This will presumably mentions the following offspring:

A. JOHN HATTON = Catherine



B. ALICE HATTON = Charles Smith

C. ESTHER HATTON = ______ Smith

D. BETH HATTON = _______ Reilly

E. JAMES HATTON (b.c.1704 Wicklow)

After studying under Mr.Caves of Naas, he entered Trinity College Dublin 2 June 1723 at age 19, as a pensioner. He was listed as the son of Richard, colonus (gentleman farmer). He received his Sch. in 1725, his B.A. in Spring 1727 and his M.A. in Spring 1730 [Alumni Dublinenses].
1770 Ann Sutton (b.1770-d.21 May 1797, aged 27) = _______ HATTON Perralossary graveyard, N.E. Wicklow [Monumental Inscriptions in Wicklow]: buried with Edward (d.1890)

1810 EDWARD HATTON (b.1810 -d.28 Sept.1890) Perralossary graveyard, N.E. Wicklow [Monumental Inscriptions in Wicklow]. The stone was erected by William and Edward Hatton of California.

1820s HENRY HATTON (d.early 19th century) Perralossary graveyard, N.E. Wicklow [Monumental Inscriptions in Wicklow]: buried with Edward (d.1890)

1790 JAMES HATTON (b.1790-d.13 April 1853) = Anne __ (b.1763???-d.21 March 1858)(aged 75 years)

They are buried in Killouchter graveyard, N.E.Wicklow [Monumental Inscriptions in Wicklow]. 1828 EDWARD HATTON = Eliza Leonard They married 25 Sept. 1828 in Kilcommion Church, Wicklow, Ireland. Among their several children was:

A. WILLIAM THOMAS HATTON (b.31 Oct. 1838 Ballincarig, chr. Dunganstown, Wicklow)

He moved to Canada and then to America. He had a daughter:

I. SARAH ANNE HATTON: moved to Canada [related to Jacqueline Kroenung]

1866 ELIZABETH HATTON = Hatton (?) Graham daughter: Elizabeth Graham (b.16 Sept.1866 Ballickmoyle, Laoighis, Ireland) [IGI] 1871 Annie Louise Hatton (d.16 October 1871? Altadore) Buried at Newcastle, Wicklow [Monumental Inscriptions in Wicklow]

1760 SAMUEL HATTON, skinner, Watling St. [almanacs]

1788 EDWARD HATTON & JOSEPH HATTON, clothiers and woolen drapers, Shannon Street [Lucas’ Directory]

1813 THOMAS HATTON, currier, 43 Stephen St. [almanacs]

Northern Counties of Ireland

1632 EDWARD HATTON (d.c.1632)

Edward was the Archdeacon of Ardagh, Monaghan. His 1632 (probated?) will is listed in the Index to Perogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 as recorded by Jack Warren. According to Alumni Dublinenses, his only son was James:

1. JAMES HATTON (b.c.1601 - d.5 May 1637)

James received his B.A. from Trinity College Dublin in Summer 1619 and his M.A. in 1622 [Alumni Dublinenses]. He was rector or Gallowne (Clogher) from 28 February 1635-36, and then Chancellor of Clogher 1631.He died in Knockballymore, Co.Fermanagh, and his 1637 (probated?) will is listed in the Index to Perogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 as recorded by Jack Warren.
1637 Jennet Halman, alias Hatton, widow, Ballramstown, Co.Meath : her 1637 (probated?) will is listed in the Index to Perogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 as recorded by Jack Warren.

1639 EDWARD HATTON, Ballramstown, Co.Meath: his 1639 (probated?) will is listed in the Index to Perogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 as recorded by Jack Warren.

1671 JOHN HATTON, Agevy, Co.Derry: his 1671 (probated?) will is listed in the Index to Perogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 as recorded by Jack Warren.

1689 Theodosia Hatton, alias Harrington, Muft, Co.Derry, widow: her 1689 (probated?) will is listed in the Index to Perogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 as recorded by Jack Warren].

Irish Hattons: Origins Unknown

THOMAS HATTON (b.1841 Ireland), 26 years old in 1867, #23885 [Foreign-born voters of California]

MICHAEL HATTON (b.1842 Ireland), 25 years old in 1867, #23884 [Foreign-born voters of California]

JOHN HATTON (b.1845 Ireland), 25 years old in 1870, #23883 [Foreign-born voters of California]

SAMUEL HATTON (b.1749): lived in England, where he was punished for saying something bad about his master. He then either ran away or was sent to Ireland at age 11 to live with an uncle. He never worked with the uncle but instead started working for a shipbuilder. He came to America around the age of 13 on one of the ships working as a cabin boy and settled in Loudon County, Virginia [Fran Hatton:].

JOHN JAMES HATTON (b.1817 Ireland): family rumour states that he came to America as a cabin boy, but there is no record yet found [Fran Hatton:].

1904 JOHN S. HATTON: Originally from Ireland. After graduating from the Toronto Veterinary College he went to Melfort, Saskatchewan and opened a Livery, Feed and Sale Stable. In 1909, 1914 and 1915 he served as mayor of the town.


James was born on the ship from Ireland around 1880. His brother William may also have been on board. His great-grand-daughter, MARLA HATTON of Lilloet, B.C. contacted me; her branch of the family, mostly located in Beaverlodge, Alberta, are originally from Ireland. HAROLD K. HATTON came from Ireland to Philadephia around 1920 [Jennifer Hatton].

Research Notes

Note on Gorey (Ferns Parish) Records
destroyed in Civil War 1922 burning of Public Records Office 1698, 1795-1777 1705-1774 1705-1771
in local custody 1801-1876 1801-45 1867-76


Domville Papers: 18th century Hatton, Domville and Pocklington families: letters, pedigree, wills: MS 9375, Irish Genealogical Office

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