Generations gather gratefully in garden for Golden celebration

Download this image

More from this collection

Related by When

Related by Where

Research Help!

Where: Unknown

Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.

When: Unknown

Try to find the date or year when this image was made.
Another Poole photo this morning but in this case a very special celebration of the Dobbyn's Golden Wedding in 1945. Three generations of the family pose for the occasion and the resemblance between the sage and his sons is striking. What can we find out about the family given that 1945 is not that long ago but that the actual wedding took place back in 1895?

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: 1945

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 4493

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie


Info:

Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
Views: 4705
ahpoole arthurhenripoole poolecollection glassnegative nationallibraryofireland goldenweddingcelebrations waterford munster ireland wadobbyn riversdale garden

Add Tags
  • profile

    sharon.corbet

    • 08/Jul/2021 08:00:51

    Previous Dobbyn discussion https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/6149055257

  • profile

    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Jul/2021 08:19:21

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet I had forgotten about that one totally!

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 08/Jul/2021 08:21:33

    I don't see an Dobbyn wedding it 1895, but here are Waterford weddings between John Dobbyn and Margeret Watson, 29th May 1896. and JOHN DOBBYN and CATHERINE MEANY 25 May 1894 Both red herrings. [https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet] 's Helena gave address Riverdale in 1932, and her father is William, and todays image at the catalogue is Golden Wedding of Mr. W.A.Dobbyn, Riversdale, Waterford

  • profile

    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 08/Jul/2021 08:25:15

    Lots of Dobbyn stuff here too ... https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/9723777552/

  • profile

    sharon.corbet

    • 08/Jul/2021 08:26:47

    William Dobbyn and Eleanor Nelson were married on 17th July 1895 according to the Waterford Standard of 20th July.

  • profile

    sharon.corbet

    • 08/Jul/2021 08:29:27

    This was the Dobbyn family in 1901 and in 1911.

  • profile

    sharon.corbet

    • 08/Jul/2021 08:43:48

    The Dobbyns were still living in Riverdale, Newtown, at the death of Eleanor Dobbyn in 1947 according to the Waterford Standard of 26th April 1947. This photo was probably taken there.

  • profile

    an poc

    • 08/Jul/2021 08:55:30

    Any connection to this lady? Waterford Standard, 3 Nov 1945: "The death took place at Maypark Nursing Home yesterday morning, of Miss Alice Dobbyn, formerly of 1, Parnell St., Waterford. Miss Dobbyn, who had been ill for some time, had reached an advanced age. She was daughter of the late Mr. Arthur Dobbyn, Veterinary Surgeon, who established the well-known livery yard of that name at Parnell Street. She was brother of the late Mr. A. Dobbyn, M.R.C.V.S., the late Miss Minnie Dobbyn, and the late Mrs. L. Ryan, all of Parnell Street. Like so many members of the Dobbyn family, she was a great horsewoman in her youth, and was a familiar figure at the meets of the Waterford Hunt. Some years ago, she disposed of her interest in Dobbyn's Yard, Parnell St., to Mr. John D. Palmer."

  • profile

    sharon.corbet

    • 08/Jul/2021 09:03:20

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Not directly at least - William Alexander Dobbyn's father was Michael Dobbyn, solicitor, according to that Waterford Standard article from 1895. So possibly a cousin of some kind at best?

  • profile

    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 08/Jul/2021 09:37:24

    Via https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/ at the doggy photo above - " Untimely Death Klaxon "William Augustus Nelson Dobbyn, son of WIlliam Alexander Dobbyn, of RIverside, Waterford, and Eleanor Alelaide, b 9 Jun 1896, ... was accidentally killed at Beauval 4 Jan 1917, by the bursting of a Mills' grenade in the hand of one of his men, while instructing a bombing class" The family tree on which I found his obit has father William A Dobbyn's dates as 1866-1956. " He was the oldest son; that's why he is not present. Flickr is sometimes amazing! Another Dobbyn from Waterford, Lieut Robert Newport Dobbyn (1893 - 1916) of Ballinakill House, via https://www.flickr.com/photos/pastonglass/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/pastonglass/16081564134/in/photostream/

  • profile

    an poc

    • 08/Jul/2021 14:17:57

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Ah right I see, thanks

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 08/Jul/2021 15:41:39

    So William and Eleanor are seated. Their children in 1911 are: William Augustus (dies WW1) Alexander Lee Michael Henry Helena Annie George Lancelot Eleanor Austace So 3 of the next generation could be sons Alexander, Michael and George, I think the two follically challenged lads are a safe bet. There are 3 ladies - so Helena, Eleanor and either a younger sister or maybe the wife of one brother? We won't find the grandchildren recorded as births stop in 1920 or so. The older lady is presumably a sister of either William or Eleanor.

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 08/Jul/2021 15:53:48

    I do not see any more Dobbyn/Nelson babies, so at least one of the ladies is an in-law, I think.

  • profile

    sharon.corbet

    • 08/Jul/2021 15:55:26

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Helena had 3 sons according to https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] on the "Snow Princess" photo - Billy (born 1933), Michael and Thomas. The Waterford Standard of 1st November 1947 has some details of the will of Eleanor Dobbyn - she left money to 5 kids (Alexander, Michael, Helena, George, Eleanor), her grandkids (no number or names) and to her sister-in-law Jane, her two daughters and to her friend, Mary Harris. The older lady may be the sister-in-law Jane.

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 08/Jul/2021 15:58:35

    27th July 1932, Helena Annie marries Frederick Jessop Davies. 13 years before this picture - the grandchildren could all be hers. Her father William is given as a Stockbroker.

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 08/Jul/2021 16:02:12

    22nd April 1936, Eleanor Austace marries Richard Colles Tyner, M.D. Father is Clerk of the Crown and Peace as in the 1911 census.

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 08/Jul/2021 16:06:30

    28th September 1926, Alexander Lee (now a doctor) marries Amy Mildred something Coote of the Kimmage Road Father William is again a Clerk of the Crown.

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 08/Jul/2021 16:14:42

    George Lancelot marries Frances Elizabeth Doherty in 1938. His father is listed as a Solicitor. George Lancelot dies in 1949 aged 44, a barrister, married, from a heart attack.

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 08/Jul/2021 16:17:23

    I do not see anything concrete on Michael Henry, he may have emigrated.

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 08/Jul/2021 16:44:05

    Here is the birth of William Dobbyn's sister Anne in 1865.

  • profile

    sharon.corbet

    • 08/Jul/2021 16:44:22

    This looks like the marriage of "sister-in-law Jane" in 1897. She's officially Dobbyn Mason as her father was Woodward Mason, Margaret Dobbyn's second husband. Margaret Dobbyn married him in 1873, and divorced him in 1875, as it turned out that (a) he only married her for her money and (b) he was in love with his dead wife's sister. (Whom, I note, he couldn't legally marry as it was pre-1907 when the Deceased Wife's Sister's Marriage Act was passed.)

  • profile

    sharon.corbet

    • 08/Jul/2021 16:52:22

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] The article in the Waterford Standard of 15 May 1875 about Margaret Dobbyn Mason's divorce mentions that she had 3 children with Michael Dobbyn (William, Anne Michael) and then a daughter with Woodward Mason.