Roberts Family of Kelston, Galloping Green.
Rev William Roberts Senior Fellow of Trinity College married Wilhemina Augusta Westropp youngest
daughter of late ER Westropp of Meadstown, Cork in 1849 at Monkstown, Cork. William died
24.12.1883 at 28 Clyde Road formerly of Herbert Street. Wilhemina died 22.06.1887 at Kingstown.
William Ralph Frederick Roberts born 1850 at 16 Herbert Street married Lydia Mary Hodder youngest
daughter of George Francis Hodder of Fountainstown, Cork on 04.07.1882 at Warrenpoint Church.
William Ralph Westropp Roberts married 04.07.1882 Lydia Mary Hodder
born 06.05.1850 Warrenpoint Church born circa 1853
at 16 Herbert Street
died 1933 (79)
1 Wilhelmina Dorothy Maud (Dory) Roberts born 02.12.1884 at 23 Clyde Road, Dublin married Daniel
(Dan) Goodwin Conner a Captain in the Royal Field Artillery, son of Henry Daniel Conner and Anne
Purcell on 14.11.1914 at the Parish Church of South Farnborough, Southampton. Daniel was the
rector of Castleventry Cork and died 23 Jan 1943. Wilhemina died 17.08.1938 aged 53 years at
2 Monica Katherine Roberts born 12.11.1889 at Clonlea, Dundrum married John Cole Chaloner son of
the late Claude Chaloner of Kings Fort, Meath on 14.02.1922 at St Brigid’s Church, Stillorgan.
John died 12.01.1940 at Rathenree, Foxrock. Monica was living at Kelston when WW1 broke out.
She set up 'The Band of Helpers to the Soldiers" to provide comfort items to soldiers serving at the front,
eg cigarettes and socks. Many of the soldiers who received gifts wrote back to thank Monica and her
helpers. Nearly 500 of these letters survive and were donated by her daughter Mary to the Royal Dublin
Fusilliers Association whose archives are managed by Dubllin City Library. Included in the collection and
available here are Monica Roberts' diaries from 1916, which includes her account of The Rising.
1 Charity Patricia Chaloner born 17.03.1923 married Henry FitzGibbon in 1949.
2 Mary Frances Janet Chaloner born 16.12.1925 married Richard John Shackleton in
3 Henrietta Sophia Chaloner born 29.12.1930 married Robert Twigg on 01.08.1959 in
Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England.
© June Bow & Karen Poff – April 2018