Robert Synnot, M. D.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]

Male 1817 - 1871  (53 years)


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  • Name Robert Synnot 
    Suffix M. D. 
    Born 3 Sep 1817  County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    _UID FCFD9BF213AA4BEE8C2D87988B8261602266 
    Died 9 Aug 1871  Kilkeel, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    Address:
    Lisnacree 
    Buried Kilkeel, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Tamlaght Cemetery 
    Person ID I8309  Treefive
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2019 

    Father Captain Walter John Synnot, Esq.,   b. 29 Dec 1773, Ballymoyer, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1851, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Houston,   b. 31 Jul 1799, Hartsford, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1834, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1816  County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 19, 20
    Address:
    the Glebe House, Ballymoyer 
    Family ID F2359  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Augusta Ballantine,   b. 24 Dec 1821, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1886, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 1 Jul 1846  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11, 14, 21, 22, 23
    Address:
    Holy Trinity 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Synnot,   b. 1847, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1847, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Charles Forbes Goodheart Synnot,   b. 28 Jul 1848, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1906, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F2515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • In 1839, Robert Synnott graduated B. A., Vern at Trinity College, Dublin. Vern is an abbreviation for Comitia Verna - Spring Commencements. To take the highest degree in each Faculty is described in the Old Statutes as Commencing in that Faculty i.e. commencing as a Teacher or Doctor.

      On 18 Nov 1864 The Times reported an unusual court case, involving Dr Synnot of 16 Eaton Terrace and his wife. Dr Synnot was summoned for threatening to horsewhip Gustavus Koenig of 19 Westbourne Place, Pimlico. The complainant had been seriously ill, and had been annoyed by itinerant organ-grinders opposite his door. The police had assisted him in abating the nuisance. When, on 9 Aug 1864, he went out to get an offender taken into custody, the drawing room window of the house opposite was opened, and the defendant's wife encouraged the man to continue playing. When the complainant said that such conduct was disgraceful, the defendant rushed to the window and said that if he (Koenig) did not leave he would give him a horse-whipping. The complainant said in court that he thought that the defendant meant what he said.
      Dr Synnot admitted using the expression referred to. He said that the complainant's version of events was tolerably truthful, but that the story about being ill was a fiction. He said that the complainant had written him an insulting letter regarding the organ-men. Had he been asked in a gentlemanly way, he would willingly have complied with the request, but he would not submit to being bullied. When his wife had opened the window on the night spoken of, the complainant bellowed at and scolded her. He threatened to horsewhip him, and meant to do it if his misconduct continued. It was not to be borne that a man's wife was to be insulted and a crowd collected before his door in this way. He wished to know whether he was left without a remedy against a man for creating an annoyance of this description.
      Mr Selfe (the magistrate) said that the complainant seemed to have the best right to complain of annoyance, and that if Mrs Synnot had been brought to court for aiding and abetting the organ-man in remaining, and the case had been proved against her, she would have felt the weight of the law.
      The defendant, Dr Synnot, inquired whether the complainant had a right to send an organ-man away from playing in front of the house of another person. Mr Selfe replied that complainant might send him off if he played in the neighbourhood of his house or within his hearing, and if defendant encouraged him there, he would do so at his risk. He considered that it was disgraceful and unchristianlike to annoy a neighbour in this way, and defendant must fine one surety of £50 to keep the peace. Bail was given immediately.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2997] BOK Synnott Pedigree (Philip H. Hore, unpublished, 1913), page 14.

    2. [S3922] BAC757 Meml of deed, Houston (2), Ferguson (2), Synnot to Waring, BAC757., 1859; 19; 45; Deeds, etc. v. 18-20 1859 ; 557057; 8094695; Meml of indented deed of release: Margaret Houston, Joshua Ferguson, Frances Ferguson, Robert Synnot and Thomas Mercer Houston to George Waring.

    3. [S3923] BAC758 Meml of deed: Houston, Thomas Mercer and Synnot, Robert, BAC758., 1858; 35; 292; Deeds, etc. v. 34-36 1858; 557050; 8094688; Meml of deed; Thomas Mercer Houston and Robert Synnot.

    4. [S3924] BAC759 Meml of deed: Thomas Mercer Houston and Robert Synnot, BAC759., 1853; 28; 75; Deeds etc. v. 28-31 1853; 555190; 8094503; Meml of deed of conveyance; Thomas Mercer Houston and Robert Synnot.

    5. [S3925] BAC760 Meml of deed: Houston, Margaret & Synnot, Robert to Dudgeon, Rev. Alexander, BAC760., 1858; 36; 260; Deeds, etc. v. 34-36 1858; 557050; 8094688; Meml of deed of mortgage; Margaret Houston, Robert Synnot to Rev. Alexander Dudgeon.

    6. [S3930] BAC765 Meml of deed: Robert Synnot & Margaret Houston to Lucy Molloy, BAC765., 1856; 1; 34; Deeds, etc., v. 1-2 1857; 555220; 8136506; Meml of deed; Robert Synnot & Margaret Thornton to Lucy Molloy.

    7. [S3931] BAC766 Meml of deed, Joshua & Frances Ferguson to Robert Synnot, BAC766., 1857; 23; 89; Deeds, etc., v. 21-23 1857; 555220; 8136506; Meml of deed; Joshua & Frances Houston to Robert Synnot.

    8. [S3939] BAC774 Meml of deed: Margaret Houston & Robert Synnot to James Kenmare, BAC774., 1870; 27; 241; Deeds, etc., v. 25-27 1870; 535311; 8094197; Meml of deed; Margaret Houston & Robert Synnot to James Kenmare.

    9. [S2224] TRE Family tree - Fisher Family Tree (owner rossfisher1) on ancestry.com accessed 3 Jul 2014, Robert Synnot.

    10. [S2297] TRE Family tree - Sinnett Family Tree (owner James Sinnett) on ancestry.com accessed 12, 22 Jul 2014, 18 Feb 2015, Robert Synnot.

    11. [S2713] BOK Burke - Burke's Irish Family Records (1976), pages 1089-1092 (Hart-Synnot).

    12. [S2965] EDU089 Alumni Dublinensis (Trinity College Register of graduates) 1924, page 798 - Robert Synnott.

    13. [S1001] ancestry.com England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 24 Nov 1871 Middlesex: Robert Synnot.

    14. [S2711] BOK Burke - A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (Burke, 1912), page 679-681 (Hart-Synnot).

    15. [S3739] DTH Synnot, Robert M.D.

    16. [S3509] irishgenealogy.ie Civil Records, 28 April 2017; Synnott, Robert death reg. at Kilkeel 1871, age 53, qtr 3, vol 11 p. 361.

    17. [S1001] ancestry.com England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 24 Nov 1871 and 2 Feb 1873, Middlesex: Robert Synnot, d. 9 Aug 1871.

    18. [S2224] TRE Family tree - Fisher Family Tree (owner rossfisher1) on ancestry.com accessed 3 Jul 2014, Captain Walter John Synnot.

    19. [S2297] TRE Family tree - Sinnett Family Tree (owner James Sinnett) on ancestry.com accessed 12, 22 Jul 2014, 18 Feb 2015, Captain Walter Synnot.

    20. [S2957] MAR findmypast.com.au Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds Indexes 1623-1866.

    21. [S1005] ancestry.com London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, 1 Jul 1846 London: Robert Synnot and Catherine Auguste Ballentine.

    22. [S2225] TRE Family tree - FamilyTreeAndrewBaldwin (owner besthorus1) on ancestry.com accessed 30 Jun, 3, 7, 12 and 19 Jul 2014, Robert Synnot.

    23. [S2591] MAR Marriage FreeBMD England and Wales, Robert Synnot and Catherine Augusta Ballintine; Chelsea; 3; 55; September 1846.