Charles Allen Du Val

His life and works

Edward Wall

Edward Wall
Richard Wall of Dunmoylan Castle
Elizabeth O'Neal
Julius Wall

Edward Wall was born in 1650, the son of Richard Wall of Dunmoylan Castle in Ireland, a descendant of the Wall Family of Dunmoylan.

He was a Major in a Regiment of Dragoons. He married Elizabeth O'Neal, daughter of Sir Charles O’Neal, baronet.

Their only son was Julius Wall born on 10 September (old style) 1694. In 1730 he married Ann Andrews, daughter of Allen and Mary Andrews of the city of Cork, by whom he had seven sons and two daughters.

This information is provided in the section of the Family Scroll on the Wall Family of Dunmoylan written by Charles Allen Du Val in 1853, who had carefully copied out the inscriptions in a family Bible printed in 1638 belonging to his grandfather "John Wall Du Val of Hatton House, Hatton Garden, London", who was the great-grandson of Richard Wall of Dunmoylan Castle.

Dunmoylan is a parish in the Shanid Division of the Barony of Lower Connello in the County of Limerick and Province of Munster, one and a half miles south from Shanagolden on the road to Newcastle (1).

Charles Allen Du Val was himself throughly acquainted with his Irish ancestry and in particular with the Province of Munster.

In that same year of 1853 he had read a published request for information about a branch of the Wall family long settled in the south of Ireland (2), and immediately offered the enquirer documentary evidence of his own Munster ancestry (3):

(1) A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland Samuel Lewis (1837).
(2) Notes and Queries No. 205 (1853) page 318.
(3) Notes and Queries No. 209 (1853) page 423.