Sweetman Family of Lamberton Park
Michael James Sweetman born circa 20.07.1829 of Lamberton Park, Queen’s County married Mary
Margaret Powell only child and heir of Michael Powell of Fitzwilliam Square, and Richview, Dublin on
19.02.1849 at St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Dublin.
Michael died 03.08.1864 aged 45 years at Windsor Terrace, Kingstown. Mary Margaret died
01.10.1912 late of 1 Manson Place, Queens Gate, Middlesex.
1 John Michael Sweetman-Powell of Lamberton Park eldest son baptised on 02.06.1852 at
Westland Row, Dublin assumed by Royal Licence 1874 the additional surname and arms of
Powell in line with his grandfathers’s will. John married Adela Jane Petre 2nd daughter of Hon
Arthur and Lady Catherine Petre of Coptfold Hall on 28.10.1879 at the Chapel of SS
Erconwald and AEdelberga at Instonegate Hall. John died on 07.03.1907 aged 54 years at 16
Pitt Street, Kensington.
2 Gertrude Mary Sweetman baptised on 31.12.1856 at St Andrew’s, Westland Row, Dublin died
a spinster at Lamberton on 21.09.1941.
3 Mary Elizabeth Sweetman 2nd daughter born circa 1859 married Francis Nicholas Blundell,
2nd son of Col Blundell of Crosby on 18.11.1879 at the Church of St Peter’s and Paul’s,
Maryborough. They had met in Brussels where both families were living. M E Francis was the
pen name of Mary Elizabeth Blundell, a prolific Irish novelist. She was described as the best
known woman novelist of the day. Francis died in 1884 and Mary died 9 Mar 1930.
1 Francis Blundell born 16.10.1880.
2 Margaret Blundell
3 Agnes Blundell born circa 1885 Windsor.
4 Eleanor Mary Sweetman of 13 Fitzwilliam Square East baptised 1861 at St Andrew’s Church,
Westland Row, Dublin. Elinor was staying with the Castle family in Surrey in 1911. She was a
poet and writer and published 'Footsteps of the Gods and other poems' in 1893 . She died a
spinster at Clontarf on 03.10.1922.
5 Agnes Mary Sweetman youngest daughter baptised 21.04.1862 at Maryborough married
Egerton Smith Castle only son of Arthur Castle of 2 Chapel Street, Park Lane on 18.06.1883
at the Brompton Oratory and co-authored many novels with her husband including 'The Bath
1 Marie Louise Castle born circa 1885 became Countess de Meeûs, of Brussels when she
married in 1922 and was a writer.
6 Michael James born 28.06.1864 at 15 Windsor Terrace.
© June Bow & Karen Poff – July 2018