Corneille Family of Woodview, Stillorgan
Daniel Corneille was Lieutenant Governor of the island of St Helena when he married Mary Thwaites
on 20.09.1770 at St Helena. He was Governor there from 1782 until 1788, after which he returned to
Ireland. Daniel died in May 1792 and Mary died in 1813 at Dublin.
John Corneille, son of Daniel was a Barrister at Law of 3 Dawson Street. He married Charlotte Ormsby
daughter of Captain James Wilmot Ormsby of the 45th Regiment and of Foxford and Jeanne Levy de
Gualy. Charlotte was 17 years old when she married in 1796. John was involved in St Anne’s Church
on Dawson Street and was Secretary to the Board of Education and also Secretary to the
Commissioners of Charitable Donations. His occupation was worth 1,600l a year. Due to his death in
1815 these positions were filled by Chamberlain William Walker of Merrion Street. The family then
appear to have moved to Paris.
John Corneille married 28.05.1796 Charlotte Sophia Ormsby
born 23.11.1771 born circa 1779
at St Helena died 1842 Versailles
died circa 1815 at 38 Avenue Gabriel
Dublin Champs Elysses
1 John Corneille born 20.06.1805 and baptised at St Margaret’s, Westminster. John of
Moynalty, Meath married Nicolette Almedone de Lanery on 05.09.1837 at the British
Embassy France. Witness Stephen Ormsby
2 Charlotte Marie Corneille married Baron Emile Capelle Field Officer and Knight of the Order
of St Ferdinand of Spain only son of Baron Capelle ex Minister of State on 06.04.1843 in
Paris, France. Charlotte was the niece of Sir Charles Montague Ormsby, Bart. Baroness
Capelle of Montpelier present at burial of her Mother Charlotte.
3 Marianne Corneille of the Parish of St Ann, Dublin married Claude Joseph Philibert Guillemin
on 01.03.1841 at Versailles. Witnesses John Corneille and Stephen Ormsby.
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