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James Mackay Wilson

Street: Currygrane House
Townland: Currygrane
Town/Village: Ballinalee
Civil Parish: Killoe
Catholic Parish: Killoe
Alternative Address: Bleak House, Swindon; Gratwicks House, Ashurst, Steyning, Sussex
Census 1901: Resident at Currygrane
Census 1911: Resident at Currygrane
Regiment/Unit: Joint War Committee Voluntary Aid Detachment (Red Cross & St John's Ambulance) - Co. Longford
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Date of Death: 08-09-1933
Cause: Survived WW1

James was born c.1863 likely in Dublin; he was the eldest child of James G. Wilson and Constance Grace Martha Hughes and was educated at Trinity College Dublin.

Mackay Wilson was prominent landowner and Unionist politician in Co. Longford: he was M.P. for North Longford (pre-Independence), Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant. He was a brother to Field Marshal Sir Henry Hughes Wilson. They resided in Currygrane until 1922, when it was burned to the ground.

On the 27 September 1894, in Douglas on the Isle of Man, James married Amy Alice Senhouse Goldie-Taubman from Braddan on the Isle of Man; her father John Senhouse Goldie-Taubman was a prominent politician on the Isle of Man serving in the House of Keys. 

He died in September 1933 in Ashurst, Sussex, after having been in poor health for many years. 

Although the British Red Cross file suggests that he was County Director for the British Red Cross Society during the period, it should be noted that his wife, Alice, appears to have been the more active member and is recorded as chairing many meetings during this period. 

Parents Names: Son of James G. Wilson and Constance (née Hughes), Currygrane House, Ballinalee, Co. Longford.

Link to British Red Cross entry; link to register of marriageThe Burning of Currygrane, Longford Leader;

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