Name: Mary or Margaret Kennedy 1
Birth: ABT 1753 in Belfast, Dublin, Ireland (sic)
Note: IGI also say 1748 (no place)
Note: 2 3|
Change Date: 13 JAN 2013
2nd wife of Henry Reynett.
Living when her husband made his will in 1804.
IGI says Mary, Elsie Ritchie says Margaret.
There is a report of their marriage in the Belfast Newletter of 16 Oct. 1770
Faulkners Dublin Journal Tues 8 Oct 1765 - Sat 12 Oct 1765 carried the announcement in Oct 1765 of the death ?In Belfast, the Wife of the Rev. Henry REYNETT.? This must have been his first wife.
On the 3rd of Nov  the two [Andrew Robinson Bowles and Mary Eleanor, Countess of Strathmore, his wife] had returned from Strickland Castle whither they had gone from Buxton, to their house in Hanover Square, and on the 8th or 9th she requested Mary Reynett who had been frequently at the house and had resided there with her approbation, to bring her youngest daughter to visit the exhibitant, when on that account he put himself into a great rage, and beat herwith clenched fists in a violent manner on her head and mouth, insomuch that the blood issued from her mouth and ears.
On the 27th Jan. last the said M. Reynett with his approbation, came to his house to dine and spend the evening, and he having conceived displeasure at M. Reynett, for her having brought her dog with her at the request of the exhibitant, called the latter into one of the rooms, and without any other provocation kicked the exhibitant with great force several times, and immediately after in a violent manner pulled her by the ears and declared he had a great mind to strangle her: he then ordered her to kneel down, and she apprehending he meant to take away her life fell on her knees, thinking she was to say her last prayers, upon which he put a book to her mouth and said, 'swear never to do the like again,' and then he with vehement expressions declared that if she ever did the like again he would certainly strangle her, and that he had a great inclination to do it then.
(The St. James's magazine: and heraldic and historical register - Volume 2. Page 363. Sir Bernard Burke. 1850.)
I was fascinated to hear you might be the descendant of the Revd Henry Reynett. I can certainly confirm that Henry was the Rev Reynett's name. He crops up repeatedly in the divorce and other court documents relating to the Bowes case. He and his wife obviously played a crucial role in bolstering Bowes's cause in the final days of his marriage and there are some suggestions that Mrs Reynett may even have had a child with Bowes. I'm afraid I don?t know any more about the Reynett's ancestry or history. I think the easiest way to trace them might be through the Church of England records or through the usual genealogical sites. You might visit the Society of Genealogists library if you haven't already done so. I'm sorry I can't be more helpful. Good luck with your research.
(Wendy Moore, Author of The World?s Worst Husband firstname.lastname@example.org)
Father: Gilbert Kennedy b: 1706 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland
Mother: Elizabeth Traill b: 2 OCT 1712 in Marybrook, nr Ballynahinch, Co Down, Ireland
Henry James Reynett b: 3 FEB 1737 in Sanhills, Parish of Galloon, Clogher, Ireland
11 OCT 1774
in Belfast parish church, Antrim, Ireland 4
- Elizabeth Reynett
- Maria Reynett b: ABT 1774
- Text: IGI
- Text: Elsie Ritchie
- Type: Newspaper
Title: Faulkner's Dublin Journal
Date: Tues 8 Oct - Sat 12 Oct 1765
- Type: Web Site
Author: Submitted by LDS member