Thursday, 24 September 2015

Ecclesville House

THE FAMILY OF ECCLES OWNED 9,227 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNTY TYRONE

JOHN ECCLES, of Kildonan, Ayrshire, living in 1618, married Janet Cathcart, of the Carleton family, and had two sons, John and Gilbert.

The elder son,

JOHN ECCLES, of Kildonan, a devoted royalist, continued the senior line of the family at Kildonan; while the younger,

(SIR) GILBERT ECCLES (1602-94), of Shannock, County Fermanagh, married Ann Cockburn; High Sheriff of Fermanagh, 1665, and for Tyrone, 1673.

This Gilbert settled in Ulster during the reign of CHARLES II, and acquired large estates in counties Tyrone and Fermanagh.

He was succeeded by his younger son,

CHARLES ECCLES, of Fintona, County Tyrone, to whom his brother Joseph devised the Fermanagh estates ca 1723.

His son,

DANIEL ECCLES (1692-1750), of Fintona, High Sheriff of Tyrone, 1720, wedded, in 1718, Mary, daughter of Thomas Lowry, of Ahenis.

He was succeeded by his eldest son,

CHARLES ECCLES, of Ecclesville, County Tyrone; whose eldest son,

DANIEL ECCLES, of Ecclesville, born in 1746; High Sheriff, 1772, was succeeded by his eldest surviving son,

JOHN DICKSON ECCLES JP (1783-1830), of Ecclesville, who wedded, in 1810, his cousin Jemima, third daughter of Thomas Dickson, of Woodville, County Leitrim, by his wife Hester Lowry.

He was succeeded by his eldest son,

CHARLES ECCLES JP DL (1813-), High Sheriff, 1835, whose eldest son,

JOHN STUART ECCLES DL (1847-86), of Ecclesville, married, in 1871, Frances Caroline, daughter of Thomas R Browne, of Aughentaine Castle, and had issue,
Charles Raymond, died in infancy;
AMY HENRIETTA FRANCES;
ROSE ISABEL DE MONTMORENCY;
ANNA THEODOSIA HESTER.
The eldest daughter,

AMY HENRIETTA ECCLES, wedded, in 1893, Colonel John Knox McClintock, son of Colonel George Perry McClintock. She died in 1942.

ECCLESVILLE HOUSE, near Fintona, County Tyrone, was a plain, late-Georgian house, formerly the home of Raymond Saville Charles de Montmorency "Tibby" Lecky-Browne-Lecky, actor-musician and female impersonator.

Raymond Saville Conolly de Montmorency Lecky-Browne-Lecky, born in 1881, was the son of Conolly William Lecky-Browne-Lecky and Annie Henrietta Eccles.

He died in 1961 aged 80, unmarried, having lived at Ecclesville.

Ecclesville eventually became a nursing home.

The house and its gate lodges were demolished about 1978.

The McClintock of Seskinore website contains much information and illustrations of Ecclesville and the Eccles family.

The Ecclesville demesne was acquired by the Eccles family ca 1668.

The manor-house was built in 1703, enlarged in 1795, and further extended in 1825 by John Dickson Eccles.

Fintona Golf Club forms a part of the former demesne; their logo contains the Eccles arms.

Ecclesville Equestrian Centre was also part of the demesne.

Photograph of Ecclesville House courtesy of McClintock of Seskinore website.  First published in September, 2010.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Where could one obtain more forensic records on the old mullaghmore(seskinore) castle/house in the forest which dates to james perry-not to be confused with the newer dwelling of the mcclintocks