Marie Angélique de la Cherois
[Note: Marie Angélique de la Cherois (above) was the daughter of Marie Angélique Crommelin who married Daniel de la Cherois
in London in 1699 at the French church on Swallow Street. Her mother was the
daughter of Abraham Crommelin of Saint-Quentin and Marie Boileau of Paris.]
The following article about Marie Angélique de la Cherois appears with the kind permission of Angélique Day who wrote it for the 1985 Colloquium in Dublin to commemorate the tercentenary of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. The papers were edited by Jean-Paul Pittion of Trinity College Dublin and Hugh Caldicott of University College Dublin and published in 1986.
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Maria Dobbs (d. 1815)
This picture was one of a pair - the other showing her
husband Samuel de la Cherois Crommelin whom she married in 1776.
The Dobbs Family
John Dobbs arrived in Ireland in 1596 with the army of Sir Henry Dockwra, and married Margaret, the only child of John Dalway of Ballyhill. Dobbs built a small castle on the land, his family prospered and took on an active role in the affairs of Carrickfergus, a service that continues to the present day through a line of sheriffs, town mayors, MPs and Lord Lieutenants. Arthur Dobbs was born in 1689 and had a long and distinguished career, becoming in turn Mayor of Carrickfergus, an MP and Surveyor General of Ireland. Regarded as an ‘improving’ landlord he was fascinated with the ‘New World’ and exploration. In 1753 he was appointed Governor of North Carolina where he was respected as a fine administrator who served his new state with great vigour. He was instrumental in encouraging the emigration of the Jackson family whose son was to become one of America’s greatest Presidents. Castle Dobbs remains the home of the Dobbs family, and its members are still very prominently involved in the life of the town and the affairs of the Borough and County.
(Copied from Famous People.)