Robert F. Sinnott[1]

Male 1898 - 1944  (46 years)


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  • Name Robert F. Sinnott 
    Born 11 Sep 1898  Carne, County Wexford Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Address:
    Bunarge 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1901  Lady's Island, County Wexford Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Bunarge 
    Census 1911  Lady's Island, County Wexford Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Bunarge 
    Residence 1927  Carne, County Wexford Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Bunarge 
    Misc 19 Jun 1927 
    was present at the death of his uncle Robert at Bunarge 
    Misc 12 Sep 1927  Carne, County Wexford Find all individuals with events at this location 
    wrote to his second cousin Annibal Sinnott in Pelotas, Brazil 
    Address:
    Bunarge 
    Misc Sep 1936  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    wrote a letter to his second cousin Annibal in Pelotas, Brazil 
    Address:
    H 8 Peabody Buildings, Dalgarno Gardens, North Kensington 
    Residence Sep 1936  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    H 8 Peabody Buildings, Dalgarno Gardens, North Kensington 
    Occupation Abt 1940–1944  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    bomb disposal expert 
    _UID 42A0658B4A5F403BA77384A43A21B4C9105A 
    Died 10 Dec 1944  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried 15 Dec 1944  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Address:
    grave 405, Pub. Sec. B, Ford Roman Catholic Cemetery, Sterrix La 
    Person ID I2440  Treefive
    Last Modified 28 May 2016 

    Father Nicholas Michael Sinnot,   b. Abt 1838, Carne, County Wexford Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1924, Carne, County Wexford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Mother Catherine Scallan,   b. Abt Jan 1858, Carne, County Wexford Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1930, Carne, County Wexford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1893  Tacumshin, County Wexford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8, 9
    Address:
    Roman Catholic Chapel 
    Family ID F767  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Florence M. Ridgway,   b. Abt 1902, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1993, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years) 
    Married 1933–1934  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Patricia Sinnott,   b. 22 Jul 1936, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 2012, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Family ID F768  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    00131 Mary, Michael and Robert Sinnott
    00131 Mary, Michael and Robert Sinnott
    Abt 1905

    Documents
    SIN008 Annibal Sinnott to Robert Sinnott 2 Jun 1836
    SIN008 Annibal Sinnott to Robert Sinnott 2 Jun 1836

  • Notes 


    • Robert was the last Sinnott born at Bunarge. He was at Bunarge with his family in the 1901 and 1911 censuses. He was the informant at the death of his uncle Robert at Bunarge on 19 Jun 1927, where they were both living at the time.

      Robert kept in contact with his second cousin Annibal in Brazil, and wrote to him in 1927:
      'Bonarge
      Carne
      Co Wexford
      Sep 12th 1927
      Dear Cousin Annibal
      Your letter dated February last arrived in due time and we were glad to hear from you, I hope you will forgive me for not writting sooner, I had expected to send my photo when writting but there was only one establishment for taking photos in Wexford and that is now closed, but the first opportunity I will get it taking and send it to you.
      Well Dear Cousin I hope you are all enjoying good health, my mother & Mary & myself are fairly well of course my mother is always in bed but she is better than she has been for some time past.
      My uncle Robert (Sinnott) is dead he died on a sunday the 19 of June, he had been in failing health for some time, but we diden expect the end was so near. On the morning he died he got up the same as usual. Mary & myself went to mass when we came back he was sitting by the fire. I told him that it would be better for him to go to bed, he had just gone a few steps when he fell and died right away he never spoke after he fell. He is the last of 11. Lord have mercy on them all.
      I was speaking to Stephen Rowe a short time ago and he told me that he had received your letter and had wrote back to you.
      I suppose you have received it by this, I only sees Stephen about once a year when he comes down here on his holidays, but our two haves a good chat when we do meet.
      Things are holding on very bad here and the country is very unsettled but we will soon have a change whether it be for better or worse but it cannot be much worse than it is at the present time I suppose you do have all the Irish news out there, you asked me to give Father John Rowe your address, well I never do be speaking to him as he is living about 20 miles from here, I told Stephen to give it to him.
      I expect he have given it to Father John when going back to Dublin.
      I will now conclude and please remember us most kindly to your mother brothers & sisters.
      Yours very sincerely
      Robert Sinnott
      Write soon'

      Robert went to London in 1933 and, shortly afterwards, met and married a nurse, Florence Ridgway, who worked in a London hospital. She had been born in Liverpool. Robert's sister Mary continued to run the Bunarge farm.

      Annibal wrote to Robert on 22 Sep 1933, on family matters. It is clear that there was ongoing, if sporadic, communication between the Sinnotts of Brazil and heir cousins in Ireland and England

      When war broke out in 1939 Robert's wife and the 4 children went to Bunarge, while he remained in England for employment.

      In Sep 1936, Robert wrote to his "cousin" Anibal again. The letter is not dated, but it mentions that Robert's 2nd daughter was 2 months old - this was Patricia, born Jul 1836. It reads:
      'Dear Cousin Annibal
      Your welcome letter arrived in due time and we were glad to hear that you had all got over the sickness and alright again. We are all well thank God we have two little daughters now the baby is two months old.
      It is nearly four years since I was home but I have letters from Mary regular she told me some time ago that Father John Rowe was dead there is only one of them left now. Do you ever have a letter from Stephen now it is about eight years since I was speaking to him and he got married shortly afterwards.
      I am still working on the Buildings and for the same man this three years when one job is finished I goes with him to the next so I do be working all over the City.
      My wife was home with Mary for three weeks last summer and she liked it very well she was never in Ireland before.
      Well Dear Cousin I have given you all the news now and I am sending on the book with the letters hoping you will get them safe, with fond love to each and every one of you.
      Yours Sincerely
      Robert Sinnott.
      The address is a H 8 Peabody Buildings
      little different from Dalgarno Gardens
      the last one instead North Kensington
      of E 10 it is now London W. 10
      H 8 so you will England.'
      think of that

      The envelope with stamps (1d and 1/2d) was addressed to:
      Mr Annibal Sinnott
      Hotel Colonial
      Rua Manduca Rodrigues
      Pelotas Estade do Rio Grand
      Do Sul Brazil
      South America.

      Robert became ill and died in 1944, ending plans to return to farm in Ireland once the war was over. He was buried in grave 405, Pub. Sec. B, at the Ford Roman Catholic Cemetery, Sterrix Lane, Liverpool.

      The family stayed in Liverpool, and later dispersed – Kathleen to Hampshire, Mary to Canada and Michael to USA. Pat stayed in Liverpool.

  • Sources 
    1. [S346] SIN008 Letter Sinnott, Annibal to Sinnott, Robert (2 Jun 1936).

    2. [S1036] BIR096 Birth Sinnott, Robert.

    3. [S1076] DIA018 Diary freeform - Druhan, Mary Ellen (Marie McCarthy, Carlingford, County Louth).

    4. [S1560] CEN007 Ireland census 1901 Bunarge, Ladysisland, Wexford - Sinnott, Murphy, Robert Sinnott.

    5. [S1561] CEN008 Ireland census 1911 Bunarge, Lady's Island, Wexford - Sinnott, Robbin Sinnott.

    6. [S4564] DTH Death Index FreeBMD England & Wales - editable, Robert Sinnott; Liverpool N; 8b; 414; December 1944; 46.

    7. [S3162] BUR046 Burial Sinnott, Robert (1944), Robert Sinnott; Public Section B; 403.

    8. [S323] MAR056 Marriage Sinnott, Michael and Scallan, Kate.

    9. [S976] MAR115 Marriage Sinnott, Michael and Scallan, Kate.

    10. [S3012] MAR180 Marriage Sinnott. Robert F.

    11. [S3013] MAR181 Marriage Ridgway, Florence M.