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Susan Henn Buried in Rothesay 1911
« on: Thursday 27 August 09 14:14 BST (UK) »
I'm trying to locate the burial place, and any details on memorials etc, for Susan Henn who died in Plymouth on 16 Oct 1911 and was buried in 'Rothesay Cemetery' - this may be the churchyard/cemetery of St. Paul's Church, Rothesay, where she married, in 1877, Irish yachtsman Lieutenant William Henn RN (1847-1894).

She was Susan Matilda Cunninghame Graham Bartholomew (1853-1911).

The couple also had a local home St. Ann's Lodge in Ascog - I believe this was originally belong to Susan's wealthy family.

thanks for any information/advice.

Gerry


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Re: Susan Henn Buried in Rothesay 1911
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 27 August 09 14:26 BST (UK) »
From the internet..  really interesting


America's Cup History
The First Woman
By Hamish Ross, Alinghi General Counsel
Her name was Susan Matilda Cunninghame-Graham Bartholomew. The first woman to sail in the America’s Cup was born on...

 Her name was Susan Matilda Cunninghame-Graham Bartholomew. The first woman to sail in the America’s Cup was born on 11 June 1853 in Barony Lanark, Scotland to Susan Jane Cunninghame-Graham whose family were descended from the Earls of Glencairn, and Robert Bartholomew the son of a wealthy Glaswegian cotton spinner, John Bartholomew for whom Bartholomew Street in Glasgow is named.
Her mother died when she was two years old shortly after the birth of her younger brother Robert. They were both brought up by their father in a large house with nurses, servants, butlers and governesses in conservative Victorian Glasgow. Little is known of her early life but they lived comfortably on the family’s wealth from the cotton spinning business established by her paternal grandfather and on the income from large land holdings in and around Glasgow.

Susan and her brother Robert, who, at the time, was an officer in the Royal Scots Fusiliers, were sailing on the Mediterranean in a small yacht in the summer of 1877 when they met Irishman Lieutenant William “Paddy” Henn RN. Henn had recently retired from the Royal Navy and was living the leisurely life of a Victorian gentleman from the rents collected from his family’s 7,660 acres in County Claire, Ireland. Henn cruised and occasionally raced a succession of yachts. When he met Susan Bartholomew he owned the 80 ton yawl Gertrude. They were quickly married in 1877 and Susan Henn joined her husband, unusually for the times, to live aboard Gertrude and later their second yacht Galatea for the rest of their lives. They were members of the Club Nautique de Nice and spent much of their lives sailing both the Mediterranean Sea and the coasts of Ireland and Britain. On their return to the Clyde in 1879 after one such cruise Gertrude collided with another vessel and the couple was reported missing, only later to be found safe on board the boat that hit them. The Scotsman newspaper reported the incident describing Mrs. Henn as “well known and much esteeme
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Re: Susan Henn Buried in Rothesay 1911
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 27 August 09 14:31 BST (UK) »
Thanks Vicky - yes, it's a fascinating story. William Henn was also a leader of the Livingstone Search Expedition anout 1872.


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Re: Susan Henn Buried in Rothesay 1911
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 27 August 09 14:39 BST (UK) »
WOW  really interesting, nice family history!!

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Re: Susan Henn Buried in Rothesay 1911
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 27 August 09 16:50 BST (UK) »
Hi Gerry

Why don't you make an enquiry direct, see link:

www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/content/democracyandyourcouncil/registrar/burialsandcrem/butecem

Monica
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Re: Susan Henn Buried in Rothesay 1911
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 07 October 09 22:18 BST (UK) »
There seems to be a family plot in Rothesay kirkyard, west side of the A845 south of Rothesay town.

It is a mural MI on which she is mentioned:

William C Cunninghame-Graham esq of Gartmore & Finlaystone, widow Janet Hunter died Craigmore Rothesay 13 Jan 1854 aged 71, daugther Susan Jane died Anne's Lodge, Ascog Kingarth 16 Jul 1854 aged 34 ( husband Robert Bartholomew esq, of Glasgow, daughter Susan Mathilda Cunninghame-Graham died Plymouth in her yacht Galatea 16 October 1911 aged 58, widow of Lieut William Henn)

Hope this helps.

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Re: Susan Henn Buried in Rothesay 1911
« Reply #6 on: Friday 09 October 09 18:38 BST (UK) »
Nell

Thanks very much for this - very useful information!!

best regards

Gerry

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Re: Susan Henn Buried in Rothesay 1911
« Reply #7 on: Friday 09 October 09 19:56 BST (UK) »
Hi
 
The cemetery lies off the High Street about 1 mile south of Rothesay pier and next to the High Kirk.
 
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Re: Susan Henn Buried in Rothesay 1911
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 21 April 19 23:18 BST (UK) »
Hi
Happy to assist with further information, I see an article I wrote about her several years ago has been posted.
Kind regards
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