STUART THOMAS WALLACE
DEPARTED MAY. 6TH. 1870.
AGED 46 YEARS.
Stuart Thomas Wallace was born in 1826, according to Indian marriage records, but if the dates on his chest tomb are correct, it would suggest a birth year of 1824. The Magourney Burial Register refers to the burial of Stewart Wallace of Hayfield on 9 May 1870 aged 46 years.
He was presumably a government official in India, as suggested by the reference to Simla (in modern times known as ‘Shimla’, and situated in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh). On 3 July 1852 Wallace was married to Anne Maria Ridgway in Simla, and they had 3 known children: son William Vincent born 26 June 1863 in Simla; son Herbert Stuart Thomas Talbot born 24 July 1865 in Simla; and daughter Annie Mabel Wallace born 25 July 1867 in Clonmoyle, Cork.
Wallace died on 6 May 1870, formerly being of Simla, India and lately of locally situated Hayfield House. Letters of administration issued to his widow Anne Marie Wallace, widow, with personal effects amounting to £730.
(Source: A. Greene).
A Notice appeared in the Cork Constitution dated 10 January 1877, stating that Mrs Wallace was leaving for India, and had instructed W. Marsh & Son Auctioneers to sell at Hayfield on 12 February 1877, by unreserved auction, the household furniture, cattle, horse, carriage, harness, etc.
(Source D. Lucey)