William Guinness
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William Newton Guinness (1810 - 1894)

Reverend William Newton Guinness
Born in County Sligo, Irelandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 31 Mar 1835 (to 1839) in Irelandmap [uncertain]
Husband of — married about 1840 (to 1845) [location unknown]
Husband of — married 24 Feb 1852 in St Johns, Sligo, Irelandmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 83 in 46 Mountjoy Square, Dublin, Irelandmap
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Ireland Native
William Guinness was born in Ireland.


William Newton Guinness was born in 1810. He was the son of William Guinness and Susanna Newton.

He was the Rector at Collooney, County Sligo, Ireland.

William married Harriette Trench (daughter of Rear-Admiral Hon. William Le Poer Trench and Sarah Cuppage) on 31 March 1835.

They had 3 children:

William Trench (1836 – 1918)
Sarah (Zara) Anne Newton (1838 – 1883)
Harriet Ellen (1839 – )

His wife Harriette passed away in 1839, soon after the birth of their third child.

He married, secondly, Elizabeth Percival some time after 1839. Elizabeth passed away in 1845.

William married, thirdly, Harriet Day (daughter of Edward Day) on 24 February 1852 in St Johns, Sligo, Ireland.[1]

They had three children;

Robert Cecil Day (b. 1851, d. 1950)
Henry William Newton (b. 5 Aug 1854, d. 5 Aug 1925)
Arthur Edward Day (b. 1855, d. 1860)

William and Harriet emigrated from Ireland to Australia with their three children (along with William's daughter Sarah from his first marriage). They departed from Liverpool on 20 July 1855 and arrived into Melbourne on 17 October 1855 on the ship Shalimar.

They had six more children after their arrival.

Edward John Day (b. 1856, d. 1856)
Martha Jane (b. 1858, d. 1882)
Edward John Day (b. 1857, d. 1927)
Francis John Day (b. 1859, d. 1929)
Mary Alice (b. 1863, d. 16 Nov 1949)
Ernest Whitmore (b. 1865, d. 1948)

In Australia Willam was appointed the Rector at Christ Church, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria.

William Newton Guinness Residence Year: 1858 Street address: A.M.; Prebbndaiy of Achohry,. Vicair of Ballysadare, Melbourne Achdnry, Victoria, Residence Country: Ireland

He and his wife returned to Ireland where he passed away in 1894.

Probate Date: 5 April 1894
Event Place: Dublin
Beneficiary's Name: William Trench Guinness[2]


  1. "Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGVD-MVMW : 5 January 2018), William Newton Guinness and Harriette Frances Day, Marriage 24 Feb 1852, St. John's, County Sligo, Ireland; citing General Register Office, Dublin; FHL microfilm 101,341.
  2. "Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ5Z-61G : 13 March 2018), William Newton Guinness, 05 Apr 1894; citing 00188, 005014908, Principal Probate Registry, Dublin; 100,994.

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Rev William Newton Guinness

Gender: Male Notice Type: Marriage Residence Place: Dublin Marriage Date: 31 Mar 1835 Marriage Place: Loughrea Father: William Lunell Guinness Spouse: Harriette Trench Publication Date: 3 Apr 1835

posted by Phil Richardson

Rejected matches › William D. Newton (1856-1933)