Birth: 1809 - Circa

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Humewood, Wicklow, Ireland

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 7 December 1907

Place or Registered Place of Death: 48 Merrion Square East, Dublin, Ireland

Father: Captain William Hoare Hume (1772-1815)

Mother: Charlotte Anna Dick (1774-1864)

Spouse(s): Thomas Crowe

Date of Marriage: 1 December 1838

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Humewood, Wicklow, Ireland


William Crowe (1844-)
Thomas Crowe (1844-)
Robert Hume Crowe (1846-1907)
George Crowe (1853-)
Eliza Crowe (1849-1942)
Charlotte Crowe (-)
Ellen Crowe (-)
Isabella Crowe (-)


William Hoare Hume, the son of Captain William Hume (1747-1798) and Catherine Hoare (1751c-), was born at Humewood, Kiltegan, co. Wicklow, Ireland on 3 February 1772. William died 5 November 1815, aged 43.

Charlotte Anna Dick, the daughter of Samuel Dick (1753c-1802), of Dublin, and Charlotte Forster, was born about 1774 and died 11 May 1864.

William Hoare Hume and Charlotte Anna Dick were married at Bath in Somerset on 24 November 1804.

William Hume was shot dead by a party of Holt’s rebels in the Wicklow mountains on 8 Oct 1798.

William Hoare Hume of Humewood, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow was elected in 1798 to fill the vacancy left by the untimely death of his father, William, shot in the Wicklow mountains by a party of rebels on 8 October 1798.

Death of Captain Hume, 1798

The Captain must have known his life was in danger for some time. On September 10th 1798, The Times reported a run-in with Joseph Holt's rebels in which a bullet "passed through the crown of his hat". The Humewood Cavalry later surprised a posse of Holt's "ruffians" as they were burning houses in the Glen of Imail "and killed several with muskets in their hands". However, on 22nd September, thirteen of the Captain's men were ambushed and murdered while taking refreshments at a supposedly friendly house near Baltinglass. Captain Hume's death in a skirmish near the Glen three weeks later sent panic rippling through the loyalist community but, as it happened, it was one of the last significant events of the rebellion.

Monthly Magazine and British Register, Volume 18 - January 1805
At Bath, William Hoare Hume, esq. M. P. for the county of Wicklow, to Miss Dick, only daughter of the late Samuel Dick, esq. of Dublin.

Samuel Dick was a wealthy East India merchant, and Governor of the Bank of Ireland, of Dublin.

Charlotte was the daughter of Nicholas Forster of Tullaghan, Co. Monaghan

As for Captain Hume, he found a useful wife in 1804 in the shape of the linen heiress, Charlotte Anna Dick. She was the only daughter of Samuel Dick, a linen merchant from Co. Dublin. She would go on to live for some sixty more years, passing away on 11th May 1864. The Dick family are said to be a family of Viking origin who made their way south from the Orkney Islands to the Scottish Highlands of Invernesshire in the 12th or 13th century AD. In the early 17th century, Robert Dick of this family obtained a grant of land at Dunovarnan, Co. Antrim, from Randall, Earl of Antrim. His great-grandson, John Dick, moved to Dublin and married Anne, daughter of William Adair. Their son Quintin Dick moved to Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, and married Anne, sister of Hugh Herr of Dublin. Quintin died in 1768 leaving three sons and two daughters.

Samuel Dick was one of eighteen representatives appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Linen and Hempen Manufacturers. Since 1711, the Board had been given an annual grant of £20,000 by Parliament "for the encouragement and development" of the linen trade. However, following the Act of Union in 1801, Belfast quickly began to emerge as the new centre of the linen trade. In 1826, Westminster decided to cut the annual bounty by half (£10,000), an act of ill-faith that effectively spelled the beginning of the end for the Dublin linen industry. It is curious to note the Dicks withdrew from 13 Linen Hall Street that same year. Curiously, in 1806, the address was registered to Hugh and William Dick and yet the following year was registered for Samuel and David Dick. By 1817 it would seem Samuel had secured total control and the business was known as Samuel Dick & Co until 1826. (9) In 1817, his entry in the Dublin Directory is prefaced with a dagger, signifying: Wholesale merchant free of the 6 and 10 per Cent in the Custom House Dublin. The building was abandoned in about 1831. By 1850, No. 13 had been converted into tenements.

Quintin Dick's brother Hugh also died unmarried while his only sister Charlotte Anna married Captain William Hoare Hume of Humewood. Charlotte gave the Captain three sons, William, the Rev. Quintin Dick and George Ponsonby, and two daughters, Isabella and Charlotte Jane. Isabella married the barrister Thomas Crowe of Dromore House, Ruan, Co. Clare. Charlotte married her cousin, Sir George Forster, of Tullaghan, Co. Monaghan and died without issue in August 1889. The younger son George Ponsonby Hume Dick was a Lieutenant Colonel in the 58th regiment and died unmarried on 14th October 1866.

The children of William Hoare Hume and Charlotte Anna Dick were:

William Wentworth FitzWilliam Hume (1805-1892)
Quintin Dick Hume (1806-1871)
Charlotte Jane Hume (1807-1899)
Charlotte Isabella Forster Hume (1809-1907)
Lieut.-Col. George Ponsonby Hume (1810-1866)

Charlotte Isabella Forster Hume

Charlotte Anna Dick