Person:Alicia Somerville (1)

Alicia Eleanor Somerville
Facts and Events
Name Alicia Eleanor Somerville
Alt Name Alicia Eleanor Somerville
Gender Female
Marriage 25 Sep 1802 Douglas, Co. Cork, Irelandto William Parker
Death[1] 20 Mar 1840 Passage West, Co. Cork, Ireland
Other[2] Notes
  1. Source (4). (Name: Cork, Ireland.;)
    March 21, 1840.
  2. Dau. of Thomas Townshend Somerville of Castle Haven and Drishane. (Burke's)

    Such contemporary letters as have survived, show clearly that Thomas's money-making enterprise received from his friends and relations in the country that form of grudging recognition which may be called the “Shadow of Success.” “Tom the Merchant” they called him, a title which in those days among his class would have almost involved an action for libel if not a duel. That the spiteful comments hit hard, letters from the daughters testify. Even after their father's death the sneers did not cease, and the fact that his ships had earned for them their comfortable dowries was cast in their teeth (though one does not hear that the comfortable dowries were proudly renounced by the gentlemen of the county who had married the six daughters). These ladies were Mary, Mrs. Becher, Catherine, Mrs. Hungerford, Agnes, Mrs. Townsend, Alice, Mrs. Parker, and Judith, Mrs. Fleming, and they seem to have held an indignation meeting. Unfortunately, the special insult which must have provoked it has not been recorded - and as a result, the embattled sisterhood resolved that each of them would prepare for posterity a document that should declare the Family's antecedents, and set forth their father's gentle blood.

    Edith OEnone Somerville and Boyle Townsend Somerville. Records of the Somerville Family of Castlehaven & Drishane from 1174 to 1940. Cork: Guy & Co., 1940.

    On Friday morning, the 20th instant, at her residence, Passage West, Mrs. Parker, relict of the late Wm. Parker, Esq. deceased. (Cork Constitution, March 21, 1840)

    His wife died at Canning Place the 20th March after 5 days illness of ... Erisypela.(Catherine Parker genealogical notes).