Monday, 26 December 2016

Garvey House

THE MOORES OWNED ABOUT 3,000 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNTY TYRONE

JOHN MURE, of Caldwell, Ayrshire, succeeded to his inheritance in 1539, and wedded firstly, the Lady Isabel Montgomery, daughter of Hugh, 1st Earl of Eglinton; and secondly, Christian, daughter of Lord Ross, of Hawkhead.

From him sprang the subsequent line of MURE of Glanderstown.

WILLIAM MOORE, of Glanderstown, Renfrewshire, married, about 1620, Jean, daughter of the Rev Hans Hamilton, and sister of James, Earl of Clanbrassil, and had, with other issue,

WILLIAM MOORE, of Garvey, to whom, in 1667, a patent of Clonkeen, and subsequently Fassaroe Castle, Bray, County Wicklow, and Garvey, County Tyrone, was granted as a reward for his loyalty to CHARLES I.

He served as High Sheriff of County Tyrone, 1664.

His son,

JAMES MURE (or MOORE), of Garvey and Fassaroe, High Sheriff, 1697, was attainted and his estates confiscated by JAMES II in 1688; and fought at the siege of Londonderry; and was wounded when defending the North Gate.

His son,

JAMES MOORE, of Garvey and Fassaroe, High Sheriff, 1701, married Mary, daughter of Sir Arthur Acheson Bt, and dying intestate, 1710, was succeeded by his son,

ACHESON MOORE, of Garvey, Ravella, County Tyrone, and Fassaroe, County Wicklow, High Sheriff, 1712, MP for Bangor, County Down, who wedded, in 1723, Sidney, daughter of Edward Wingfield, of Powerscourt, and sister of Richard, 1st Viscount Powerscourt, and had issue,
James, of Garvey (1726-59), died unmarried;
ELEANOR, of whom we treat;
Mary; Sidney.
The eldest daughter,

ELEANOR MOORE, espoused, in 1756, ALEXANDER MONTGOMERY, of Ballyleck, General of Volunteers, MP for Donegal, and had two daughters, Sidney and Maria, who both died unmarried, and a son,

NATHANIEL MONTGOMERY (1757-1834), of Garvey, Ravella, and Fassaroe, High Sheriff, 1786, MP for Strabane and afterwards County Tyrone, and Colonel, Tyrone Militia, which he commanded in the rebellion of 1798.

He assumed in right of his mother, the surname and arms of MOORE.

Colonel Montgomery-Moore married, in 1785, Mary Anne, daughter of Alexander Boyd, of Ballycastle, County Antrim, by Anna Maria his wife, daughter of Sir Archibald Acheson Bt, 1st Viscount Gosford, and had issue,
ALEXANDER JAMES, his heir;
Acheson;
Nathaniel;
Robert;
James;
Anna Maria; Sydney; Ellen.
Nathaniel Montgomery-Moore, who sat in the last Irish Parliament for County Tyrone, and voted for the Union, was succeeded by his son,

ALEXANDER JAMES MONTGOMERY-MOORE (1786-1836), of Garvey and Fassaroe, who wedded, in 1832, Susanna, youngest daughter of George Matcham, of Ashford Lodge, Sussex, by Catherine his wife, sister of Horatio, 1st Viscount Nelson, and had issue,
ALEXANDER GEORGE, his heir;
Acheson.
Mr Montgomery-Moore was succeeded by his elder son,

GENERAL SIR ALEXANDER GEORGE MONTGOMERY-MOORE KCB JP DL (1833-1919), of Gypsy Lodge, South Norwood, Croydon, High Sheriff of Tyrone, 1904, who wedded, in 1857, the Hon Jane Colborne, youngest daughter of Field-Marshal the Lord Seaton GCB.

General Montgomery-Moore was Aide-de-Camp to the Commander of Land Forces in Ireland, commanded the 4th Hussars, was Assistant Adjutant-General of the Dublin District, commanded the Belfast and South-east Districts, and the troops in Canada from 1893 to 1898; was in command of Aldershot District, 1899-1900.

© Copyright Kenneth Allen

GARVEY HOUSE, Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, was a large, three-storey, late-Georgian mansion of 1812, by Francis Johnston, for Nathaniel Montgomery-Moore MP.

It had a seven-bay front with a breakfront centre; and a six-bay side elevation.

the plan was symmetrical with twin stairs at the sides of the hall.

Garvey House was said to have cost so much to build that it bankrupted its owner.

It was subsequently abandoned and a roofless shell by 1821.

1 comment :

Demetrius said...

A Maria Garvey in Liverpool having married a George Godfrey was mother to William Godfrey, later Cardinal and Archbishop of Westminster. Incidental, perhaps, but something I have just come across.