Busby family of Stillorgan Cottage and Blackpitts Distillery.
John Busby born circa 1767 of Churchtown House, Dundrum had a mill at Mill street.
They had four daughters. He died aged 70 on the 27 April 1837.
1 Eliza Busby, eldest daughter born circa 1787 she moved from Churchtown to
Co Westmeath circa 1851 to built a mansion at Jigginstown. The furniture was all
made to order by Messrs Scott of Dublin. In 1858 she gave a party to celebrate the
finishing of the house and her nephew the Rev West made the toasts. She died a
spinster at Jigginstown House Co Westmeath on 1 Mar 1867.
2 Hannah Busby, second daughter born circa 1788 died 13 Apr 1862 at Churchtown House
on 13 Apr 1861 and was buried at Finglas.
3 John Busby born circa 1791 of Taney parish married Charlotte Wilhelmina Pellegrine at
St Mark’s Dublin on 29 Jan 1826. He sold his property in New Street and opened a
distillery at Blackpitts in 1828. They moved to Stillorgan Cottage circa 1827. A fire at the
premises which had just been upgraded caused major damage in 1834 but the premises
were insured and he continued trading. A second fire occurred in 1850 and two people
were killed. John died suddenly on 14 Jun 1855 at 14 Longford Tce., Monkstown as he was
dressing to go to the funeral of his friend Arthur Guinness. Charlotte died in Chichester
on 19 Jul 1890.
1 John Busby born circa 1825 attended Mr Knight’s school and graduated Trinity in 1842.
He was living at Longford Tce when he married Mary Elizabeth Deey, second daughter
of William Deey at Monkstown Church on 14 Mar 1857. The brewery was sold to The
Dublin Brewery Company in 1865.
2 Samuel Busby born 31 Aug 1826 and baptised at Taney died 17 Mar 1832 aged 5 ½ at
3 William Busby died at Monkstown in Feb 1840.
4 Alphonse Busby born 14 May 1828 at Stillorgan Cottage. A maltster he married
Louisa Henrietta Frances Pillans, second daughter of J W Pillans of Brompton on
24 Oct 1859.
1 Jane Dickinson Busby born 23 Aug 1869 at 4 Burlington Road.
2 Charlotte Mary Busby born 15 Jun 1871 at 4 Burlington Road.
3 Louisa Henrietta Busby born 26 Feb 1873 at 4 Burlington Road.
5 Nannie Busby, eldest daughter born 21 Jun 1830 married Fielding Scovell on
5 Dec 1854.
6 Emily Busby, second daughter born 9 Mar 1833 at Stillorgan Cottage married John
William Madden of the 70th regiment, 3rd son of the late Rev Samuel Madden of Kells
Grange, Co Kilkenny.
4 Caroline Busby youngest daughter married Rev John West in 1803. John was curate of
Monkstown, then Vicar of St Ann’s and private secretary to Archbishop Whately, and
1 Dean West married Elizabeth Dickinson, eldest child of Rev Charles Dickinson,
Bishop of Meath.
1 Charles Dickinson West eldest son, professor of Engineering in Tokyo, Japan.
2 John Russell West died circa 1885.
3 Daughter West died unmarried.
4 Richard Whately West.
5 Caroline West, youngest daughter married the Hon Edward Lyttleton,
headmaster of Haleybury College.
6 Hercules Henry Busby Busby .
© June Bow & Karen Poff – July 2019