|Aldworth of Newmarket Court|
An account of Anne's Grove is given in my post on the Annesley family; the account of Ardnalee is reserved for an article on the Collins family.
Newmarket Court, Co. Cork
|Newmarket Court. Image: Cork City Council.|
|Newmarket Court following unsympathetic late 20th century alterations|
Rockmills Lodge, Co. Cork
|Rockmills Lodge, as rebuilt in the 1920s.|
Mixbury Hall, Oxfordshire
The Aldworth family of Newmarket Court
Aldworth, William (d. 1585). Son of John Aldworth (fl.1547-65) of Garford (Berks) and his wife [surname unknown but possibly Parnell]. He married [forename unknown] Ragsdale and had issue:
(1) John Aldworth (fl 1608);
(2) Owen Aldworth (d. 1618) of Ramsden, (Oxon);
(7) Parnell Aldworth.
Aldworth, Richard (d. 1608). Son of William Aldworth (d. c.1585) of Garford (Berks) and his wife [forename uncertain] Ragsdale, born before 1560. Verderer of Stow Wood Forest in Oxfordshire. He married [forename unknown] Cowdry and had issue:
(1) William Aldworth (c.1570-c.1638) (q.v.);
(2) Sir Richard Aldworth (d. 1629), kt.; Provost-Marshal (later Vice-President) of Munster, 1610; Sheriff of Cork, 1610-11; knighted 22 April 1613; obtained grants of land for settlement at Short Castle (Cork) c.1610-15 and to establish the town of Newmarket (Cork), 1620; married Ellen Poer but died without issue, 21 June 1629; buried at Newmarket;
(3) Gregory Aldworth (fl. 1608);
(4) Margaret Aldworth (fl. 1608); married John Hayward and had issue a daughter.
He died in 1608 and his will was proved at Oxford. His wife predeceased him.
Aldworth, William (c.1570-c.1638). Elder son of Richard Aldworth (d. 1608). He married, 16 November 1595 at Steventon (Berks), Anne Stevens and had issue:
(1) Richard Aldworth (b. 1596; fl. 1638), baptised at Steventon (Berks), 10 August 1596; married, in Ireland, Anne Mervyn, but had no issue; inherited the Co. Cork estates of his uncle in 1629; living in 1638;
(2) William Aldworth (b. c.1598) (q.v.).
He died in about 1638.
Aldworth, William (b. c.1598). Younger son of William Aldworth (c.1570-c.1638) and his wife Anne Stevens. He married and had issue:
(1) Sir Richard Aldworth (1618-92), kt. (q.v.).
He inherited the Short Castle, Ballyhooley Castle and Newmarket estates in Co. Cork from his brother, Richard Aldworth, after 1638.
He was living in 1638 but his date of death is unknown.
Aldworth, Sir Richard (1618-92), kt., of Newmarket*. Son of William Aldworth (b. c.1598), born 13 January 1618 at Newmarket. Freeman of Cork, 1666; High Sheriff of Co. Cork, 1665-66; knighted in 1668; possibly Captain of a regiment of foot, 1677. He married, 1656 (settlement 21 October), Martha (fl. 1689), younger daughter of Sir Robert Travers and widow of Capt. Robert Stannard (d. 1655) of Kilmallock, and had issue:
(1.1) Mary Aldworth (b. c.1658), born before 1660; married 1st, 5 June 1678, Simon (1660-84), son of Sir Simon Eaton, 1st bt. of Dunmoylin and Ballynaglough (Limerick); married 2nd, 16 October 1686, Maj. George Mathew (d. 1725), eldest son of Theobald Mathew of Thurles Castle (Tipperary) and had issue a daughter;
(1.2) Boyle Aldworth (c.1660-97) (q.v.).
He inherited the Newmarket and Ballyhooley estates from his father c.1638. During the wars of the 1640s his castles at Ballyhooley and Short Castle were slighted and probably rendered uninhabitable.
He died about 1692, aged 74. His wife died after 1689.
* He is not to be confused with the Richard Aldworth from Berkshire who was educated at Oxford and became Chief Secretary of Ireland in the 1690s.
Aldworth, Boyle (c.1660-97), of Newmarket. Son of Sir Richard Aldworth (1618-92), kt. and his wife Martha, daughter of Sir Robert Travers, born about 1660. Appointed Comptroller of Customs at Youghal (Cork), 1691; High Sheriff of Co. Cork, 1692. He married 1st, 10 April 1687, Elizabeth, daughter of Rt. Rev. Ulysses Burgh, of Dromkeen (Kildare), bishop of Ardagh, and 2nd, 20 July 1691, Elizabeth, daughter of William Cullinford, a Commissioner of the Revenue, and had issue:
(1.1) A son, baptised 17 June 1689 at home in Kensington (Middx), perhaps the William Aldworth recorded as a son of Boyle, who died without issue;
(2.1) Richard Aldworth (1694-1776) (q.v.);
(2.2) Boyle Aldworth (1697-98), baptised at St. Antholin, Budge Row, London, 20 August 1697; buried at St. Antholin, Budge Row, London, 24 March 1697/8;
(2.3) Martha Aldworth; married George Stannard;
(2.4) Mary Aldworth.
He inherited the Newmarket and Ballyhooley estates from his father in about 1692.
He was drowned, 6 March 1697, on a voyage to England. His widow married 2nd, 1700, John Raines, and 3rd, Mr. Butler.
Aldworth, Richard (1694-1776), of Newmarket Court. Elder son of Boyle Aldworth (c.1660-97) and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of William (or Richard) Culliford; born 1694. High Sheriff of Co. Cork, 1724. MP for Lismore in the Irish Parliament, 1728-60. He married, April 1713, Elizabeth St. Leger (d. 1772) (the only woman Freemason), daughter of 1st Viscount Doneraile, and had issue:
(1) Boyle Aldworth (c. 1714-87/88) (q.v.);
(2) St. Leger Aldworth (later St. Leger) (c.1715-87), 1st Baron and 1st Viscount Doneraile of the second creation; born about 1715; took the surname St. Leger in lieu of Aldworth on succeeding to the St. Leger estates at Doneraile Court and elsewhere, 1767; married, c.1753, Mary, daughter of Redmond Barry and had issue seven sons and seven daughters; died 15 May 1787 [further details will be provided in a future post on the St. Leger family];
(3) Eliza Aldworth (probably of this generation); married, 21 January 1742, William (d. 1785), son of Richard Allen of Greenfield (Cork) and had issue two sons and seven daughters.
He inherited the Newmarket Court estate from his father at the age of three in 1697 and built the present house in 1725.
He died 25 April 1776. His wife died 25 April 1772.
Aldworth, Boyle (c.1714-87/88), of Newmarket Court. Elder son of Richard Aldworth (1694-1776) and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Arthur St. Leger, 1st Viscount Doneraile, born about 1714. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin (admitted, 1733). Colonel of the Newmarket Rangers, 1782. He married 1st, Jane, eldest daughter of Robert Oliver MP of Cloghanodfoy (Limerick) and 2nd, 2 March 1755, Martha, daughter and eventual co-heiress of Col. Christopher Rogers of Lota (Cork), and had issue:
(1.1) Richard Aldworth (c.1741-1824) (q.v.);
(1.2) Robert Aldworth; died without issue;
(1.3) Elizabeth Aldworth; married, 31 October 1770, John Flood of Flood Hall (Kilkenny) and had issue two sons and one daughter;
(1.4) Jane Aldworth; married 1775, Phineas Bury of Little Island (Cork) and had issue four sons and two daughters;
(1.5) Mary Aldworth (d. 1805); died without issue, 26 January 1805;
(1.6) Susan Aldworth (d. 1795); died without issue, March 1795;
(2.1) St. Leger Aldworth (d. 1823) of Old Sunday's Wells, Cork; died without issue, 12 November 1823;
(2.2) Christopher Aldworth (d. 1796); died without issue, 14 April 1796;
(2.3) Boyle Aldworth (b. c.1760); educated at Trinity College, Dublin (admitted 1777); died without issue;
(2.4) Robert Rogers Aldworth (1762-1836) (q.v.).
He inherited the Newmarket Court estate from his father in 1776.
He died 4 December 1787 (or possibly 7 December 1788).
Aldworth, Richard (c.1741-1824), of Annes Grove, Rockmills Lodge and Newmarket Court. Eldest son of Boyle Aldworth (c.1714-87/88) and his first wife, Jane, daughter of Robert Oliver MP, born about 1741. MP for Doneraile in the Irish Parliament, 1768-74. He married, 1 February 1770, Anne (d. 1827), daughter of Rt. Rev. John Ryder DD, Archbishop of Tuam and widow of Admiral Thomas Cotes, but had no issue.
He inherited the Newmarket Court estate from his father in 1778/88, when he had already been living for some years at Annes Grove and then Rockmills Lodge, which he built in 1776.
He died 4 April 1824, aged 83; his will was proved in the PCC, 3 June 1824. His widow died 10 May 1827; her will was proved in the PCC, 3 September 1827.
Aldworth, Robert Rogers (1762-1836), of Sun Lodge and Newmarket Court. Youngest son of Boyle Aldworth (c.1714-87/88) and his second wife, Martha, daughter and co-heiress of Col. Christopher Rogers of Lota (Cork), born 11 January 1762. He married, 11 March 1793, his cousin Elizabeth (1770-1842/8), daughter of Ven. John Oliver, Archdeacon of Ardagh and had issue:
(1) Richard Oliver Aldworth (1794-1887) (q.v.);
(2) Robert Boyle Aldworth (1799-1808); died young, 19 June 1808;
(3) Rev. John Oliver Aldworth (1800-78) (q.v.);
(4) Commander St. Leger Aldworth (1806-77) RN; born 4 September 1806; served in Royal Navy; JP for Co. Cork; married, 20 October 1836, Alicia Susan Deane (d. 1874), daughter of Charles Deane Oliver of Rockmills Lodge and had issue one son and two daughters; died 6 January 1877;
(5) Col. Robert Aldworth (1809-99), born 31 October 1809; educated at RMC Sandhurst; served as Captain in 94th Regiment, 1829-42; retired, 1842; served as Col. of North Cork Rifles, 1854-74; married, 25 April 1852, Olivia Catherine (c.1828-1925), daughter of Rev. James Morton, rector of Newmarket, and widow of George Wood of Edghill, Liverpool (Lancs) and had issue four sons and four daughters; lived in Cheltenham (Glos), 1874-85 and later at Dorking (Surrey); died 1 September 1899.
He lived at Sun Lodge alias Inchera, near Cork (an Oliver family property) and inherited Newmarket Court from his half-brother in 1824.
He died 28 January 1836.
Aldworth, Richard Oliver (1794-1887), of Upper Dromore, Mallow (Cork) and Newmarket Court. Eldest son of Robert Rogers Aldworth (1762-1836) and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Ven. John Oliver, Archdeacon of Ardagh, born 2 February 1794. Educated at Brasenose College, Oxford (admitted 1812; BA 1816). JP and DL for Co. Cork. High Sheriff of Co. Cork, 1832. He married, 22 January 1824, Lady Letitia Hare (d. 1874), eldest daughter of Richard Hare MP, Viscount Ennismore, and granddaughter of 1st Earl of Listowel, and had issue:
(1) Col. Richard William Aldworth (1825-99) of Newmarket Court, born 31 January 1825; JP for Co. Cork, Kerry and Limerick; High Sheriff of Co. Cork, 1869; served in the 7th Fusiliers (Brevet Col.); fought at the Battle of Alma, 1854; Lt. Col. commanding North Cork Rifles; succeeded his father in the Newmarket Court estate, 1887; married, 30 July 1863, Lady Mary Catherine Henrietta Bernard (d. 1920),eldest daughter of 3rd Earl of Bandon, but died without issue, 4 February 1899;
(2) Maj. Robert Aldworth (1827-1907) of Newmarket Court and Westlake, West Coker (Somerset), born 11 June 1827; educated at Trinity College, Dublin (admitted 1845; BA 1849) and Queens Inn, Dublin (called to the bar, 1852); barrister; served in North Cork Militia (later Kings Royal Rifle Corps), (Major); JP for Co. Cork and Somerset; succeeded his elder brother at Newmarket Court in 1899; married, 23 May 1867, Louisa Mary (d. 1903), eldest daughter and co-heiress of Maj-Gen. Henry Dunbar Tolley CB, but died without issue, 12 March 1907;
(3) Rev. William St. Leger Aldworth (1829-65), born 24 February 1829; rector of Eardisley (Salop); married, 16 June 1853, Mary Brown (d. 1904), daughter of William Stark Dougall of Scottscraig (Fife); died without issue, 29 December 1865;
(4) Rev. John Aldworth (1832-96), born 8 September 1832; vicar of West Barsham (Norfolk), 1857-73; married Hannah [surname unknown] and died without issue, 18 April 1896;
(5) Katherine Anne Aldworth (1834-1916), born 15 October 1834; died unmarried, 18 March 1916.
He inherited Newmarket Court from his father in 1836. After his death it passed to his first two sons in turn, and then to his great-nephew, John Charles Oliver Aldworth.
He died 26 February 1887, aged 93. His wife died 19 September 1874.
Aldworth, Rev. John (1800-78). Third son of Robert Rogers Aldworth(1762-1836) and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Ven. John Oliver, Archdeacon of Ardagh, born 28 December 1800. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin (admitted 1816); rector of Youghal (Cork), 1836 and Glanworth (Cork), 1847. He married 1st, 5 May 1826, his cousin Anne (d. 1845), eldest daughter of Charles Deane Oliver of Spa Hill (Limerick) and Rockmills Lodge (Cork); married 2nd, 10 June 1847, Mary (d. 1864), eldest daughter of William Jackson of Youghal and Kinsale (Cork), and had issue:
(1.1) Elizabeth Anne Aldworth (b. & d. 1827), born 4 March and died in infancy, 22 March 1827;
(1.2) Charles Oliver Aldworth (1829-96) (q.v.);
(1.3) Elizabeth Catherine Aldworth (1831-1908), born 21 January 1831; married, 20 May 1871, Rev. Percival Walsh Jordan (d. 1904), vicar of Enstone and rector of Drayton (Oxon) and had issue; died 17 April 1908;
(1.4) Rev. Robert St. Leger Aldworth (1832-91), rector of Athnowen (Cork); married, 9 September 1871, Sarah Pratt (d. 1920), daughter of Noblett Dunscombe Parker MD of Carryrshame Lodge (Cork) but died without issue, 14 October 1891;
(1.5) Richard Fitzjohn Aldworth (1836-93), born 22 October 1836; Sub-Inspector with Royal Irish Constabulary; married 1st, 7 April 1869, Elizabeth Macgregor (d. 1889), daughter of William Hutton of Headview House, Lismore (Waterford) and had issue one son; married 2nd, 9 November 1891, (Maria) Louisa (who m.2, 20 September 1900, Charles (d. 1906). son of Richard McGillycuddy of The Reeks), daughter of Rev. E. Loftus FitzGerald, rector of Templemichael (Waterford); died 10 February 1893;
(1.6) Sarah Maria Aldworth (1838-1913), born 7 February 1838; died unmarried, 6 November 1913;
(1.7) St. Leger Hewitt Aldworth (1839-50); died young, 19 June 1850;
(1.8) Letitia Agnes Aldworth (1842-1912), born 10 December 1842; died unmarried, 17 October 1912.
He died 12 June 1878. His first wife died 7 November 1845; his second wife died without issue, 12 December 1864.
Aldworth, Charles Oliver (1829-96), of Poulacurra and Tivoli House (Cork). Eldest son of Rev. John Aldworth (1800-78), rector of Youghal and Glanworth (Cork) and his first wife, Anne, daughter of Charles Deane Oliver of Spa Hill and Rockmills Lodge (Cork), born 3 August 1829. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin (admitted 1846). He married, 13 February 1868, Sarah William (d. 1916), daughter of William Crooke Ronayne of Cork and widow of Robert James Martin of Dublin, and had issue:
(1) Maj. John Charles Oliver Aldworth (1869-1926) of Newmarket Court (q.v.);
(2) William Ronayne Oliver Aldworth (1874-1954), born 23 March 1874; died unmarried, 11 January 1954; will proved 24 March 1954 (estate £3,112).
He inherited an estate at Ballybrack in Co. Cork, of which he sold 663 acres in 1871 and retained 830 acres. He appears to have rented Tivoli House and Poulacurra at Glanmire.
|Tivoli House, Cork: rebuilt after a fire in 1839 and rented by C.O. Aldworth|
He died 7 November 1896; his will was proved 5 August 1897 (estate £1,023 in England). His widow died 25 September 1916; her will was proved 26 February 1917 (estate £5,907).
Aldworth, Maj. John Charles Oliver (1869-1926) of Mixbury Hall and Newmarket Court. Elder son of Charles Oliver Aldworth (1829-96) and his wife Sarah, daughter of William Crooke Ronayne, born 2 December 1869. High Sheriff of Co. Cork, 1912; served as Lt. in 3rd battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry, 1887-93 and Captain and hon. Major in 9th Kings Royal Rifle Corps, 1893-1908; served in South Africa during Boer War and until 1904; served in WW1 (Temporary Major, 1st Garrison Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles, 1915-18). He married, 27 August 1901, (Lena) Stephanie Cecil (d. 1956), daughter and heiress of John Stephen Collins of Ardnalee (Cork), and had issue:
(1) Dorothy Agnes St. Leger Aldworth (1903-95), born 17 November 1903; married, 7 April 1934, Samuel William Prittie Perry (later Perry-Aldworth), eldest son of William Richard Victor Prittie Perry of Shanacloon, Castle Connell (Limerick) and had issue; died March 1995;
(2) Susan Stephanie Cecil Letitia Aldworth (1904-91) of Fairfield House, Thornbury (Glos), born 5 December 1904; married 1st, 21 April 1926 at Brackley (Northants), John Peter Fane de Salis (1897-1973) MC, younger son of Sir Cecil Fane de Salis KCB DL JP of Dawley Court, Uxbridge (Middx) and had issue two sons and one daughter; married 2nd, 1974, Capt. Gabriel John Meade-Waldo-Van (b. 1914), son of Rev. John Henry Freake Van; died 1991
(3) Mary Katherine Elizabeth Aldworth (1908-58), born 18 September 1908; married, 23 September 1939, Rupert Samuel Bruce Pearson DM BCh FRCP MRCS of Godalming (Surrey), elder son of George Bruce Pearson of Buckingham and had issue one daughter and an adopted son; died 11 January 1958;
(4) Maj. John Richard St. Leger Aldworth (1914-44), born 11 November 1914; educated at Rugby and St. John's College, Oxford (BA 1937); served in WW2 in Ulster Rifles (Major); married 9 September 1940 Margaret Jean (who m.2, 7 June 1952, William, son of William Jesse Bayliss of Beaurepaire, Montreal, Canada), youngest daughter of Edmond Giraud of Paris and Smyrna and had issue one son, brought up in Canada; killed in action in Normandy, June 1944.
His wife inherited Ardnalee (Cork), and the family lived there until he inherited Newmarket Court from his first cousin once removed in 1907. Ardnalee was sold the same year, and the proceeds were reinvested in the purchase of Mixbury Hall (Oxon) perhaps initially as an English base. Newmarket Court was sold in 1927, and Mixbury Hall c.1931/32.
He died 29 March 1926; his will was proved 1 July 1926 (estate £40,285). His widow died at Fairfield House, Thornbury, 9 October 1956; her will was proved 12 February 1957 (estate £17,832).
Location of archives
No significant archive is known to survive.
Coat of arms
Argent, a fesse engrailed between six billets, gules.
Revision & Acknowledgements
This account was first published on 20 September 2013, and was revised 26th April, 31st May, 3rd and 4th June 2015. I am most grateful to Debbie Hodgson for assistance with this account.