Profiles 1 / 1591 - 1961
Profiles 1 / 1591 - 1961
in 3 parts.
George Clotworthy Soden, at Dunlaoire ( formerly Kingstown) harbour, Co. Dublin
Part 1 : 10 Irish Profiles
1. Thomas Soden, 1594 -1700
2. Robert Soden , 1591-1643
3. Clotworthy Soden, 1736 1814
4. Thomas Soden , Provost , 1745 1818
5. Edward Soden , 1680-1757
6. Francis Soden , vivens 1824
7. James Nicholson Soden , 1779 1833
8. Isabella Letitia Soden , 1825 1916
9. George Wensley Clotworthy Soden , 1873 1929
10. Peter Soden ,1878-1961
11. Monsignor Patrick Soden , 1860 1942
1. THOMAS SODEN , 1594-1700
2. ROBERT SODEN (1591-1643?)
3. CLOTWORTHY SODEN,
4. THOMAS SODEN ,PROVOST (1745 ? 1818)
was Provost of Sligo from 1787 ? 1818 and it is from him that we have the Diary of the Thomas Soden ,dealing principally with affairs for the years 1809/10 , donated to the Sligo Archives, by James Soden ,Toronto, Canada and preserved by Gerrard Macklin Eccles ,whose mother was Isabella Letitia Soden. By all accounts ,(see O Rorke , McTernan) Thomas Soden is regarded as a hard public official as illustrated by an article in the Sligo Champion written some 25 years after his death .
He is recorded by Wood ? Martin as being a Free Mason in 1792 and with his brother ,James, was Public Weighmaster for the town and in charge of the annual fairs.
His son was James Nicholson Soden .
EDWARD/EDMOND SODEN (1680-1757)
was in all likelihood the brother of Thomas and Clotworthy Soden Surprisingly little factual information is known about his private life but more about his public life.
He was a barrister ,although there is only reference to this but no actual proof. The records of King?s Inn , Dublin are destroyed and the other Inns have no record of Edward Soden, barrister.
He is shown in a woodcut (Irish Ancestor , 1972) ;and there it is stated in an article by Rosemary Ffolliott that he is a barrister and remark is made upon his dress and hairstyle.
He is also recorded as a sizeable landowner in Sligo, Monenean townland in the Wynne rentals.
5. FRANCIS SODEN , (vivens 1824)
Templevanny , Co. Sligo
Francis Soden , a Catholic ,was the first recorded member of the Soden family to be a teacher.
He was recommended by Fr. Richard Fitzmaurice , the priest of Keash for training in 1824. He had at this time the appointment for the school in Templevanny from Earl Kingston.
He is mentioned 2 years later as being in charge of the pay school in Templevanny ,in the parish of Drumrat with scholars paying 1/3d to 2/9d per quarter . The school itself was a house built from lime and stone for between £80-£90.
(Sources : History of Achonry , 1689-1818 by Liam Swords , page 182 & O'Hara Papers Ms. 20,285 & Commissioners of Irish Education Enquiry ,
1826-27 , XII pages 1310-1330.
?.......Richard Fitzmaurice,parish priest of Keash,recommended for training in 1824,
Francis Soden,who had here appointment by Earl Kingston to the school of Templevanny.?
History of Achonry, 1689-1818
By Liam Swords,published 1997
(See de Brun pp. 85,182,238,240,256.
Parliamentary Papers (1825) volume 12
Appendix 223,page 617 and
O?Hara Papers Ms. 20,285)
Parochial Returns for Sligo
Appendix no.22 to the Second Report
from Commissioners of Irish Education Enquiry H.C.1826-1827,
X11 pp. 1308-1330.
Pay school 1/3 yo 2/9 per qtr.School house built from lime and
stone for £80 - £90.
Names of primary schools in different counties and their parishes:
Parish School Name in 1826
St.John's Sligo Prison,Oakfield,Sligo Female,Clover Hill,Cabry Female,Upr. St.John's.
Ahamlish Mount Temple
Ballinasoden Ballinasoden (Hibernian London)
London Hibernian Society
Hibernian Society for Soldiers' Children/1844 (363) XLIII.155
The Sixth Report :Hibernian Society for Soldiers' and Sailors'
Children 1826-1827 (441) XIII/35
from Dingfelder/NL IR 372/d/38 (4 vols.) &
Irish Education Enquiry/NL IR 372/1/6 (2 vols.)
6. JAMES NICHOLSON SODEN (1779-1833)
James Nicholson Soden was born in 1779
At 16 years of age he joined Her Majesty?s Service
1st Appointment,25/11/1795 to the 32nd Regiment of Foot as Ensign without purchase
2nd Appointment,11/7/1800 to the 85th Regiment of Foot as Captain without purchase
3rd Appointment,20/3/1808 to the 85th Regiment of Foot as Captain without purchase.
4th Appointment,24/1/1813 to the 24th Regiment of Foot as Captain without purchase
5th Appointment,24/10/1813 to Half-Pay.
Rank of Captain while on half-pay was because of a big reduction in the 2nd Battalion
but he was most desirous of being placed on Full Pay.?
James Nicholson Soden did 19 years full Pay service and 14 years Half Pay service ,
altogether 33 years.
He married at Easter Snow Rose on 24/9/1814 and had 8 children,6 girls and 2 boys:
Sarah Mary, Anne, Matilda Elizabeth, Mary Rebecca, Letitia Isabella , Eleanor Rebecca
Thomas and James.
He was a magistrate for the county of Sligo with no annual salary and was resident in
He died in 1833.
(PRO , Kew, England./WO)
7. ISABELLA LETITIA SODEN (1825-1916)
was the fourth daughter of James Nicholson Soden and Arabelle Nicholson. She was born in Sligo on the 6th October , 1825 . She
She is recorded in the Griffith?s Valuation of 1856 as sole tenant in charge of the Moneygold churchyard with another site nearby.
She built a new home in Moneygold for the princely sum of £480 in
She died on the 18th April, 1916 at 91 years of age. Her daughter ,
8. GEORGE WENSLEY CLOTWORTHY SODEN , (1873 ? 1929)
Records of the Colonial Office in the
CO/700/GOLD COAST 50
Map of the Western Frontier between the Gold Coast and French West Africa,
By the Boundary Commission, 1901-03.
English Members : Major Watherston, Captain des Voeux, R.E. , Captain Soden, R.M. Fus.
French members: M. Delafosse ,le Capitaine Bouvet ,le Lieu
10- - PETER SODEN , 1878-1961, Cavan and Dublin
The Family of Peter Soden , Behy , Cavan and Glasnevin , Dublin
1915 Marriage of Peter Soden ,Beaghey,Lavey and Christina Coyle,Abbeyleix,Offaly
in the Pro - Cathedral ,Marlboro St.,Dublin
Fathers: Peter Soden,Farmer
J.Smith and Elizabeth McEvoy were bestman and bridesmaid
Fr. M..C.Kelly C.C.was the officiating priest
Certificate No. 2427GRO
11. MONSIGNOR PATRICK SODEN (1860-1942)
Patrick Soden,son of Patrick Soden and Catherine Cooke,
Pottlesoden,Denn,parish was born.He was educated at
St.Patrick's College,Cavan and Maynooth.
He was ordained on 24 June,1889, was Curate in Glangevlin (1889),
Doobally (1891),Swanlinbar (1899);PP in Killesher (1902),
PP ,VF Knockninny (1912) and PP,VG, in Manorhamilton (1915).
He died 20 July,1942.
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