Hosea Guinness
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Hosea Guinness (1765 - 1841)

Rev Dr Hosea Guinness
Born in Beaumont, Dublin, Irelandmap
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Husband of — married 23 Jan 1794 in Loughlinstown, County Dublin, Irelandmap
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Died at age 75 in Camden Street , Dublin, Irelandmap
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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:

  1. Olivia (1794, married Rev. William Archer)
  2. Arthur (2 Apr 1796-1831)
  3. Jane (1803, married Robert Richmond)
  4. Elizabeth Augusta (1804-1873, married William Thomas Waller)
  5. Benjamin Hart (1806)
  6. Margaret
  7. Edward
  8. Simon
  9. Anne
  10. Harriet
  11. Mary Anne
  12. Francis Hart Vicesimus (1819-July 1891, buried at Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch, NZ, Block 10 plot 9 with wife Catherine Marian Guinness, nee Richardson, daughter of Col. Christopher Rowland Richardson)

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. [1]


  1. Index to prerogative wills http://census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/dw/IRE_DIOC_007246543_00284.pdf
  • Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 30 August 2018), memorial page for Rev Hosea Guinness (12 Jul 1765–5 Mar 1841)', Find A Grave: Memorial #138247770, citing Saint Werburgh's Church, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by Donald L Reid (contributor 48130349) .
  • Platt, Lyman, "Irish Records Extraction," database (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999).
  • Marriage:
Name: Rev Hosea Guinness
Residence Place: Bray
Marriage Date: 23 Jan 1794
Spouse: Miss Hart
Father: Guinness
Father In Law: Hart
Record Type: Marriage
Title: Index to the Births, Marriages, and Deaths in Anthologia Hibernica, 1793-1794. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Ireland, Marriages in Walker's Hibernian Magazine, 1771-1812 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors. Original data: Farrar, Henry. Irish Marriages: Being an Index to the Marriages in Walker's Hibernian Magazine, 1771 to 1812. London, England: Phillimore & Co., 1897.
  • Selina Guinness Contact Address: Tibradden, Mutton Lane, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. Telephone: 083 1009099

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Hosea was appointed Chaplin of the Royal Dublin Regiment of Foot on 3rd December 1794, he stayed with them until 1802.

The service record, submitted in his own hand gives the following dates:

  • marriage on 18 Jan 1794 - differs from Wikitree profile
  • birth:
    • Olivia 6 Nov 1794
    • Arthur 2 Apr 1796
    • Edward 4 Jan 1802 - differs from Wikitree profile
    • Jane 7 Jun 1803 - differs from Wikitree profile
    • Elizabeth 16 Aug 1804
    • Benjamin 1 Mar 1806 - as per text on Wikitree profile though "Born" field says 1 May 1806
    • Francis 2 Sep 1819 - differs from Wikitree profile

In addition there is John born 26 Oct 1817.

See https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C13331084 PDF 4, Images 23 & 24

posted by John Falvey
The Ireland Project has been added as a co-manager of this profile. PMs please continue to manage as usual.
posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
Revd. Dr. Guinness

Occupation Revd. Dr. Residence Place 52 L. Camden Street, Dublin, Ireland Residence Date 1820

posted by Phil Richardson
Guinness-781 and Guinness-9 appear to represent the same person because: clear duplicate
posted by Phil Richardson