Frederick Rufane St Lawrence Tyrrell
Born 1st June 1869 Tuam County Galway.
Father was William St Lawrence Tyrrell (born 1832 Dromore County Down died July 22nd 1885 at Kinsale). William was also in RIC joining in 1858. Married 1866 in Dublin. In 1866 he was a Sub-Inspector at Granard Longford and in 1875 he was in Cork. He is later listed as a District Inspector at the time of his death. His father was Rev Canon Gerald Wensley Tyrrell who had been rector at Drumbeg County Down. Wrote a book 'The fellow travellers, or, Married life: Notices of the duty, honour, and happiness of that state, and the mutual recognition of the pious husband and ... intercession for relatives at the seat of war' by Gerald Wensley Tyrrell.
Grave of William St Lawrence Tyrrell
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
W.S. LAWRENCE TYRRELL
WHO DIED AT KINSALE
JULY 22 1885
The Lord gave and the Lord hath
ERECTED BY HIS WIDOW AND CHILDREN Buried at St Catherine’s Church of Ireland Cork. (http://historicgraves.com/st-catherine-s/co-cakn-0137/grave)
Mother Cecilia Louisa Donkin, daughter of George Gerald Donkin.
1891 4th November joined RIC
1901 a boarder in Collooney County Sligo, listed as District Inspector
1905 1st November promoted to 2nd Class District Inspector
1909 Married Ina Isabel Moutray -Read (Pearlie) daughter of Colonel John Moutray-Read from Gloucestershire. Wedding was registered at Tiverton.
From: THE TUAM HERALD, TUAM, CO GALWAY
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 1909A marriage is arranged and will shortly take place between Frederick Rufane St Lawrence Tyrrell, D I, Adjutant, Royal Irish Constabulary Depot, Phoenix Park, son of the late William St Lawrence Tyrrell, and Ima Isabel Moutray-Reed (Pearlie), daughter of the late Colonel John Moutray-Reed and Mrs Moutray-Reed. Little Resuchamp, Tiverton, and great-grand-daughter of Captain John Moutray-Reed, of Union Park, Queen's County, and of Tullychin, Co. Down.
1911 Listed as Adjutant RIC Depot Dublin. Considered a very popular man in this role by both police and the public specifically in relation to the Tattoo he organised.
1911 was part of party that greeted King George V on his visit“The Royal Party landed on Irish soil at 10:30am on the 8th July, and then travelled to Dublin Castle. At Ballsbridge, they were met by Assistant Inspector-General W A O’Connell, with his Adjutant Frederick R St Lawrence Tyrell, Riding Master Major Richard Edwin Odlum, DI George D’Urban Rodwell and DI Gilbert N Potter, with 200 men and the Band of the Royal Irish Constabulary. The procession was then led by the Mounted Force into Dublin Castle.” (http://www.letsbeavinyou.com/?page_id=157)
1912 Photograph taken at Depot
1916 8th March promoted to 1st Class District Inspector
1917 Son Rufane Moutray Tyrrell was born in Dublin
1919 had become a County Inspector in Roscommon
Subsequently County Inspector for Clare
1922 One of the 51 officers who transferred from RIC to RUC
1929 Moved to Portstewart Road Portrush
1931 died 11th May Dhu Varren Portrush a retired County Inspector.