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Hubert Joseph Wilson

Hubert Joseph Wilson

Male 1886 - 1978  (91 years)

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  • Name Hubert Joseph Wilson 
    Born 9 Dec 1886  Longford, Co. Longford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jun 1978  Longford, Co. Longford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0026  Cousins Family Tree
    Last Modified 2 May 2021 

    Father Joseph W. Wilson,   b. 12 May 1838,   d. 3 Mar 1919  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Katherine O'Byrne,   b. 1851, Co. Wicklow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1933, Co. Longford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Family ID F006  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Dec 1886 - Longford, Co. Longford, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Jun 1978 - Longford, Co. Longford, Ireland Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Hubert and Patrick Wilson with Lily Garrett
    Hubert and Patrick Wilson with Lily Garrett
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Katherine O'Byrne with her children Hubert, Irene and Theodora Wilson
    Katherine O'Byrne with her children Hubert, Irene and Theodora Wilson
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Patrick, Amy and Hubert Wilson with Walter Cousins and ?
    Patrick, Amy and Hubert Wilson with Walter Cousins and ?

    Census Records
    Joseph Wilson and family in the 1901 Census
    Joseph Wilson and family in the 1901 Census
    Joseph is 62, occupation Auctioneer. Catherine is 55. The three children at home are George (18, Post Office Clerk), Theodora (16, Scholar) and Hubert (14, Scholar). Joseph and Catherine are listed as born in County Dublin, with the three children born in County Longford. All can Read & Write.

    Newspapers
    Hubert Wilson sued over car hire, 1926
    Hubert Wilson sued over car hire, 1926
    Anecdote about Hubert Wilson at Ballykinlar prison camp, 1936
    Anecdote about Hubert Wilson at Ballykinlar prison camp, 1936
    Complete Louis J. Walsh article that mentions Hubert Wilson at Ballykinlar, 1936
    Complete Louis J. Walsh article that mentions Hubert Wilson at Ballykinlar, 1936
    Excerpt from book "On My Keeping", published in the Derry Journal, 25 November 1936
    Hubert Wilson is detained in 1916 and 'conveyed to Dublin' with Francis McGuinness, J.P. and Thomas Bannon, N.T.
    Hubert Wilson is detained in 1916 and "conveyed to Dublin" with Francis McGuinness, J.P. and Thomas Bannon, N.T.
    Freeman's Journal, 13 May 1916

  • Notes 
    • Christened December 16, 1886 by Fr. P. Meehan. Sponsors: William Higgins and Catherine Breen.

      "In the summer of 1916 I was sent down to Longford to keep company with my grand aunt Kate Wilson and her husband. The only son remaining at home in Longford - Hubert Wilson - had been arrested and deported to Knutsford in Cheshire, England."

      'Dublin Made Me' by C.S. (Todd) Andrews, p.92

      (From the Irish Times, date unknown)

      Obituary
      Mr. Hubert Wilson

      One of Longford's oldest and best-known citizens, Mr. Hubert Wilson (92) of Keon's Terrace, was killed instantly when struck by a car while walking on the outskirts of town late on Wednesday night.

      Mr. Wilson started his working career in London in the British Admiralty. While there he was instrumental, along with Michael Collins, in founding a branch of the Irish Gaelic League. He was interned twice, prior to 1916 at Frognoch in Wales at in Ballykinlar in Co. Down, along with Sean Lemass and Sean T. O'Kelly in 1918. He organised the Irish Volunteers in Longford prior to 1916 and was director of elections for Count Plunkett (Roscommon) and Joe MacGuinness (Longford), the first Sinn Fein men elected to the Dail in 1917.

      He sided with Eamonn de Valera against the Treaty during the Civil War but was disenchanted with Fianna Fail when they entered the Dail in Government in 1931. He ran as an Independent Republican in the 1932 General Election but was unsuccessful.

      When Clann na Poblachta started in 1947 he immediately joined in that party's unsuccessful campaign to have Longford solicitor, Mr. P.M. Farrell, elected to the Dail. When that party folded, Mr. Wilson joined the Labour Party and contested a General Election on their ticket in the late 1950s, without success.

      Mr. Wilson was in his younger years a member of the London Irish Rugny Club and a keen tennis player and boatman. He was president of the Longford '67 Bridge Club and president of Longford Tennis Club, as well as being a member of Longford Historical Society.

      An inquest will be held into his death. He is survived by a nephew, Mr. Fintan Cousins, of Clondra, Co. Longford.