(Level 7, RefID #162)
The following information comes from a letter from Doris Diamond Royce
to John Darby Bowman in 1961 based upon her research to date.
- It appears that three children of Timothy Carrell died in
infancy and that perhaps only Edward lived a full life. There is
some possibility that he had a brother John who with his wife and
eight year old son is buried in the family vault.
Edward Carrell married June 4, 1789 Mary Byrne, daughter of Patrick Bryne.
He is listed first in the Philadelphia Directory in 1791 as Merchant,
living at 113 South Front Street. He was thus listed until 1805
when his address was Spruce Street Wharf, adn the following
years until his death as 74 Spruce Street, close to the river. In
1819, after his death he was listed as "Carrell (the family of the late
Edward, 383 Mulberry Street.)" Now the curious thing about this is
that in that year John Diamond (Jr.) is listed at Bank Alley
and 383 Arch Street, which is another name for Mulberry. This is
the year that he married Edward Carrell's daughter, so he must have
Edward Carrell is buried in value 11 at St. Mary's churchyard with
his wife Marie (Mary) Carrell and six of his children who died in
infancy, also his son Edwin Louis Carrell, born
October 25, 1806, died June 14, 1830. What became of Ferdinand, born
1804 or Henry Bryne, born 1799, died 1832 I don't know.
There are various documents of Edward Carrell's in the Pennsylvania
Historical Society Museum, Philadelphia.
To complicate matters, it happened that there were two sets of Bryne
brothers from Ireland who relocated to Philadelphia at about the
same time. Both sets were named Patrick and James Bryne. After
considerable confusion, I believe I now have them untangled.
The Bryne brothers who do NOT relate to us were a bookseller, Patrick,
who came came to Philadelphia after our tavernkeeper. He is not
listed in the Directory until 1805. His brother, the other James,
seems to have had a hard time getting settled in New York. So I urge
you to be wary if you undertake further research on Patrick Bryne.