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Rev. Hosea Guinness (July 12, 1765 - March 5, 1841) was the eldest surviving son of 21 children of Sir Arthur Guinness of St James Gate, Dublin, founder of the Guinness Brewery, and Olivia Whitmore, born on July 12 1765. Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), vol. 2, p. 1698.
Hosea as the eldest son become an ordained minister.
He was born in 1765 and was for thirty years rector of St. Werburgh's and became Chancellor of St. Patrick's Cathedral. and was christened 12 Sept 1766 at Beumount, Dublin, Ireland And died at his residence Camden Street , Dublin, Ireland on 5 March 1841.
His descendants are the eldest line of the Guinness family. Among them was Miss May Guinness, the distinguished painter, who died in 1955, aged ninety-one. She won the Croix de Guerre for her bravery under bombardment as a nurse at Vadelaincourt, near Verdun, in the First World War. A disciple of Andre Lhotte, she was an accomplished artist with a strongly individual style. Hosea's youngest son, Francis Hart Vicesimus Guinness, emigrated first to India and then to New Zealand, where numerous family of his descendants are to be found today. His eldest son, Sir Arthur Robert Guinness, became Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1903.
He was educated at Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland. He graduated with a Doctor of Law (LL.D.). Was the vicar of Chapelizod in 1812. He was the Chancellor at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland. Rev. Guinness became the rector of St Werburgh's, Dublin and served for over 30 years.
On January 19, 1794 he married Jane Hart, the second daughter of Col. Simon Hart of Dublin and the widow Campbell (married 22 Oct 1773) at Winchester College, Winchester, Hampshire, England.
Children of Reverend Hosea Guinness and Jane Hart:
His wife Jane died on January 31, 1835
Rev. Hosea Guinness died at home on Camden Street, in Dublin on March 5, 1841. He is buried at Saint Werburgh's Churchyard in Dublin, Ireland. 
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