b around 1822 in Dublin
m Charles Lum Bateman 1842, Dublin
d January 28 1908, Dùn Laoghaire
Sarah Frances 1849-1882
I am pretty sure there is at least one more - a girl, but cannot find records
Marriage licence index
Census 1881 and 1901
Initially I had chosen a daguerrotype of a rather beautiful young woman to represent Isabella (I have still used it in her story), but then I discovered that in all likelihood her husband Charles died young and as she did not remarry she would have been a widow for most of her adult life. Hence the portrait above by William Morris Hunt, an American artist, dated 1870.
I did consider not writing a 'story' of Isabella because I know so little, but I guess I know just enough to fill one page. I live in hope of finding out more. A woman, so wealthy, you would think would appear somewhere in records.
A version of the name Elizabeth which is of Hebrew origin and means 'God is satisfied'. Elizabeth is the mother of Mary - Jesus' mother - so his grandmother. Isabella was very popular in Spain and France - and Scotland too I think.
Isa, Tib, Bel, Bella, Belita, Izzie - no doubt the Australians would abbreviate it to Iz.