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John Anketell AB (abt. 1750 - 1832)

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Rev John Anketell AB
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Husband of — married Aug 1781 in Stewartstown, county Tyrone, Irelandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Stewartstown, county Tyrone, Irelandmap
Profile last modified 8 Sep 2019 | Created 4 Feb 2018
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Biography

John was born about 1750, the son of Roger Anketell of Dernamuck in the parish of Errigal Trough, county Monaghan, and Rhoda Foster. In August 1781, he married Anne Stevenson of Stewartstown, county Tyrone.[1][2]

For most of his clerical career, the Rev. John Anketell, A.B., was the curate for the parish of Donaghendry in county Tyrone, at St Patrick's in Stewartstown. He concluded his service to the Church of Ireland in the parish of Clonoe near Stewartstown.[3]

Rev Mr Anketell was popular as a poet and playwright. Amongst his works are included:

- Poems on Several Subjects (Dublin: William Spotswood, 1795);
- Strictures upon Paine’s Age of Reason (Dublin: printed for the author by William Porter, 1796);
- A Versification of the Book of Job, an Christ’s Sermon on the Mount (Dublin: printed for the author by William Porter, 1799);
- A letter from the Rev. J. Anketell to the Rev. Henry Conwell relative to a pamphlet lately published by R. Wilson, Esq. (Dublin, 1807);
- Eucharistic Thanksgiving;
- Hymns for the Hours—from the Latin

Described as "a book of poems which caused considerable amusement at the time,"[4] the first of these titles—Poems on Several Subjects (1795)—also contains a very useful list (for genealogical research purposes) of subscribers.

In 1885, Henry Kennedy Anketell penned the following genealogical sketch of the Rev. Mr. Anketell and his family:

"The Rev. John Anketell, Mr. Roger Anketell’s oldest [eldest?] son by his wife Rhoda, was born A.D. 1744, he was educated under the Rev. Dr. Grubier, at the Royal School, Armagh, then the most celebrated School in Ireland (see Trench’s Realities of Irish Life), he Matriculated at Trinity College, Dublin, in the year 1760, took his Degree in due course, and was admitted to Holy Orders in the year 1770, he served as a Curate in the Diocese of Armagh, and died at Anketell Lodge, Stewart’s Town, 1824 [sic]; he married Miss Stephenson, of County Tyrone, and left by her, who survived him, two sons, Roger Cornwallis Anketell, a Lieutenant in the Tyrone Fusiliers, and a J.P. for Tyrone, Commission dated 1800, and James Rodney Anketell, a Lieutenant in the Army and Monaghan Militia.
"Officers serving in Regiment at same time,—
"Colonel, Lord Charlemont.
"Captain, Viscount Northland.
"Captain, Lord Claud Hamilton.
"Captain, Robert Moore.
"Captain, Burleigh Stewart.
"1. Lieut. Roger Cornwallis Anketell, he married Miss Hare, of County Limerick, and by her, whom he survived, left two daughters, both unmarried.
"2. James Rodney Anketell, a Lieutenant in the Army and Monaghan Militia, Commission dated 1806, died s.p.
"Officers in Regiment at the same time,—
"Colonel, Mathew Anketell.
"Lieutenant, James Seaton.
"Lieutenant, James Rodney Anketell.
"Lieutenant, Alexander Moutray.
"The Rev. John Anketell was remarkable for his wit and humour, and was a constant contributor to the Dublin Chronicle in its best days, he published in 1793 a book of poems which caused considerable amusement at the time."[4]

The Rev. John Anketell died on the 15th September 1832 in Stewartstown, aged eighty-one years.[5][6]

Research notes

  • The estimated year of birth is inferred from the reported age at death.
  • Additional data input to this profile by Kilpatrick-1128 is pending.

Sources

  1. Saunders’s News-Letter, 10 August 1781. Marriage notice: “The Rev. John Anketell, of Stuart’s Town, county Tyrone, to Miss Ann Stevenson, of the same place.” Digital copy online at The British Newspaper Archive, www.britishnewspaper.archive.co.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2016-03-03, by subscription).
  2. Church of Ireland. Diocese of Armagh. Marriage Licence Bonds, 1727-1845. John Anketell and Ann Stevenson, 1781. Digital image online at findmypast.co.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2016-02-01, by subscription).
  3. Smythe-Wood, Dr. P. Irish Newspaper Index. “Series A.” “ANKETELL [ECE, 4 Oct 1832), & NCT, Fri 28 Sep 1832) Rev John Anketell of Clonoe, died 15 Sep at Stewartstown, in his 82nd year. [BNL, 7 June 1836, & NCT, 7 Jun 1836]. Mrs Anne Anketell, widow of Rev John Anketell, died 26 May 1836, aged 82.” Published by the Irish Genealogical Research Society.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Anketell, Henry Kennedy. "Memoir of the Family of Anketell: A protest against the way in which the Pedigree of the Family of Anketill or Anketell appears in the New Edition of Sir B. Burke's Landed Gentry," pub. 1885. Digital copy held by the The Library of Congress. American Memory. www.memory.loc.gov/service/gdc/ (accessed and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2016-03-03).
  5. Belfast Commercial Chronicle, 26 Sept. 1832. Death notice: “On the 15th instant, at Stewartstown, County Tyrone, the Rev. John Anketell, A.M. in the 82d year of his age.” Digital image online at the British Newspaper Archive www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2016-10-15, by subscription).
  6. Smythe-Wood, Dr. P. Irish Newspaper Index. “Series A.” “ANKETELL [ECE, 4 Oct 1832), & NCT, Fri 28 Sep 1832) Rev John Anketell of Clonoe, died 15 Sep at Stewartstown, in his 82nd year. [BNL, 7 June 1836, & NCT, 7 Jun 1836]. Mrs Anne Anketell, widow of Rev John Anketell, died 26 May 1836, aged 82.” Published by the Irish Genealogical Research Society.


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