Pierce Nicholas Netterville Synnott[1]

Male 1904 - 1982  (78 years)


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  • Name Pierce Nicholas Netterville Synnott 
    Born 6 Sep 1904  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    _UID 34F4045B65344A408B593F22C130D39A4D3E 
    Died 23 Oct 1982  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10641  Treefive
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 

    Father Nicholas Joseph Synnott,   b. 10 Apr 1856 OR 13 Apr 1856,   d. 13 Aug 1920  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Barbara Louise Mary Netterville,   d. 8 Apr 1953 
    Married 16 Jul 1891  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Family ID F3548  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Hester Zia Bailey,   b. 15 Aug 1918,   d. 3 Oct 1979, Cannes, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 6 Sep 1939  [6
    Divorced 1948  [6
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F3582  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • P. Hore Synnott Pedigree (1913), page 18B:
      'Pierce Nicholas Netterville b. 6 Sept 1904.'

      Mark Bence-Jones in Twilight of the Ascendancy notes:
      'The Royal Dublin Society, which ran the Horse Show, provided its members with a club house in its premises adjoining the Showground at Ballsbridge. For many of the widows and unmarried daughters of the Ascendancy who lived in and around Dublin, life was centred on the afternoon pilgrimage to the RDS to read the English newspapers and magazines while sipping tea and nibbling currant cake. The Misses Mary and Theresa Netterville, granddaughters of the penultimate Viscount Netterville, would come here from their 'big damp house' in Killiney. In 1925 their undergraduate nephew Pierce brought his Oxford friend John Betjeman to tea with them here and the result was a verse:

      'Netterville, Netterville! Where have you been?'
      'I've been to Dublin to read The Queen.'
      'Netterville! Netterville! What did you do there?'
      'I drank some weak tea and sat on a chair.'

      He was awarded the Order of St Olav - Knight 1st Class by Norway on 7 May 1948, for services during the second World War.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4823] BOK Synnott Pedigree (Philip H. Hore, unpublished, 1913), page 18B.

    2. [S4506] BOK The County Families of the United Kingdom (1908) by Edward Walford, page 1046 (Synnot, Nicholas Joseph).

    3. [S4507] BOK The County Families of the United Kingdom (1909) by Edward Walford, page 1064 (Synnot, Nicholas Joseph).

    4. [S4508] BOK The County Families of the United Kingdom (1911) by Edward Walford, page 1084 (Synnott, Nicholas Joseph).

    5. [S4509] BOK The County Families of the United Kingdom (1919) by Edward Walford, page 1299 (Synnott, Nicholas Joseph).

    6. [S4504] BOK Burke - Burke's Irish Family Records (1976), pages 1092-1096 (Synnott).

    7. [S4510] BOK Burke - A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (Burke, 1912), page 179 (De Stacpoole).