|Barron of Co. Waterford|
The essential facts of the family background seem to be fairly clear, however. Their forebears were a cadet branch of the great Fitzgerald family and were based at Burnchurch (Co. Kilkenny). Already in the 16th century they were using the alternative name of Barron or Baron. They remained Roman Catholics and were Royalists in the Civil War, as a result of which they were deprived of their estate at Burnchurch under Cromwell. Capt. James Fitzgerald alias Barron, who was heir to his uncle, Richard Fitzgerald alias Barron of Burnchurch, went to France and served under the Prince de Condé, Louis II of Bourbon, in his military campaigns in the 1660s. Some years after the restoration of the monarchy in Britain and Ireland, Capt. Barron returned to his native country and sought to recover the Burnchurch estate, but his claim, like those of many other Irish Catholic families, was never adjudicated on. He subsequently settled in County Waterford, where over several generations the family acquired - through marriage and purchase - a number of small estates, eventually achieving a position as one of leading gentry families in the county by sheer force of numbers. Not only did they have at any one time a large number of properties, they acquired and sold them frequently, and also passed them between different branches of the family by bequest and rental, so that tracing the descent of individual places is far from straightforward. Only those properties which clearly had country house status are noticed below.
Capt. James Barron had three sons, of whom the second, Pierse Barron (fl. 1725) was chiefly responsible for the liberal scattering of the family name around County Waterford, since he had five sons, three of whom also had large families. His eldest son, James Barron (b. 1715) of Carrickbarrahane, had five sons and two daughters. Two of the sons, Eustace and William, emigrated to Cadiz (Spain) and their descendants moved on to Mexico, where in the early 19th century they founded the great merchant and banking house of Barron, Forbes & Co. and subsequently acquired mining and political interests. It is said that in the mid 19th century, over 90% of the external trade of Mexico was in their hands. The wealth and status of the Spanish and Mexican branches of the family attracted several of their Irish relations in later centuries to settle, either temporarily or permanently, in those countries, and this is reflected in the genealogy below.
The third son of Pierse Barron (fl. 1725) was John Barron (1718-1800), who inherited the Ballydurn and Ballyneal estates between Kilmacthomas and Carrick-on-Suir from his father. He had six sons and three daughters, the eldest of whom was Pierse Barron (1752-1811) of Ballyneal, who had five sons and five daughters, born late in his life. Pierse seems to have increased the wealth of the family significantly, probably through trading with England, but when he died only his eldest son, Pierse Barron, was of age. In 1817, tragedy struck when this Pierse, with four of his sisters, were drowned by the sinking of the packet boat 'William & Mary' in the Bristol Channel. As a result, their brother, Henry Winston Barron (1795-1872) became the head of this branch of the family. Like his younger brother, William Winston (later William Newell) Barron (1805-91), and several of their cousins, Henry was a political animal, and actively involved in campaigning for Catholic emancipation and, later, for weakening the ties between Ireland and Britain. He served as the MP for Waterford City at Westminster between 1832 and 1870, but his long political career was far from smooth and he lost as many elections as he won due to some bitter political rivalries, which at least once spilled over into a duel. As his rivals were quick to point out, he was at least averagely venal, and there seems little doubt that several of his relatives benefited in their careers from the helping hand which those who owed him favours were able to provide. At the end of his first term in Parliament he was rewarded with a baronetcy. His marriage in 1822 brought him an interest in the estates in England of the Page-Turner family, which greatly increased his wealth, and he bought Belmont Park near Waterford - the grandest of the family seats - and also built Glenanna, a little cottage near the sea at Ardmore.
In due course, the baronetcy and the estates passed to his son, Sir Henry Page-Turner Barron (1824-1900), 2nd bt., who was a very different man from his father. He entered the diplomatic service straight from school and spent fifty years 'lying abroad for the good of his country' at postings in Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Turkey and Germany. He was unmarried and had no issue, so the baronetcy died with him, but he left a vast fortune of over £300,000, which is comparable to the great industrial magnates of the time. He made a significant number of charitable bequests, left an important collection of pictures to the National Gallery of Ireland, and divided his landed property between his nephew, Cecil Charles Polhill-Turner (later Polhill), who received his English lands, and his first cousin once removed, Edward Alphonse Winston Barron (1876-1939), who received the Irish estates (some 4,680 acres in County Waterford). The Irish property no longer included Belmont Park, which the 1st baronet had sold to his second cousin, Pierse Marcus Barron (1806-79) in the 1860s, and although it did include Glenanna, this was a small house not really suitable as a permanent residence. This lack of a principal residence had not mattered in the 2nd baronet's day as he lived abroad, but in 1903, his heir, Edward A.W. Barron bought the Woodstown estate overlooking Waterford Harbour. He subsequently divided his time between Woodstown and a town house in London. During his ownership, the estate was greatly reduced by sales (chiefly to farming tenants), and after Edward died, his executors sold Woodstown in 1944. Edward was apparently the last of the family to live as a landed gentleman in County Waterford.
Carrickbarrahane (aka Carrick Barron), Stradbally, Co. Waterford
Glennana, Ardmore, Co. Waterford
|Glenanna, Ardmore: the folly gatehouse.|
Descent: probably built for Sir Henry Winston Barron (1795-1872), 1st bt.; to son, Sir Henry Page-Turner Barron (1824-1900), 2nd bt.; to first cousin, once removed, Edward Alphonse Winston Barron (1876-1939)...
Woodstown, Co. Waterford
|Woodstown: the house in the 1970s|
|Woodstown: the drawing room|
Descent: Robert Shapland Carew (1787-1856), 1st Baron Carew; to widow, Jane, Lady Carew (1798-1901); to grandson, Robert Shapland George Julian Carew (1860-1923), 3rd Baron Carew, who sold to Edward Alphonse Winston Barron (d. 1939); sold 1944; sold 1945 to Cholmeley Dering Cholmeley-Harrison (1908-2008), who sold 1971...
Georgestown House, near Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford
|Georgestown House: the house today.|
Descent: James Power; to daughter, Margaret Catherine, wife of James Barron (b. 1715); to nephew, John Barron (1750-1800); to son, James Barron (c.1771-1857); to son-in-law, James Sherlock Harper (d. 1868); to second cousin, John Marcus Barron (1844-80); to son, Pierse John Barron, whose trustees sold 1885 to Richard Henry Kelly; sold c.1931 to Lord William Beresford (1905-73); given c.1948 to sister, Lady Patricia Miller (1902-91); sold for use as a stud farm; sold 2010.
Belmont Park, Ferrybank, Co. Waterford
|Belmont Park, Ferrybank: the late 18th century house sandwiched between the additions of 1885 and the chapel of 1926. Image: National Library of Ireland.|
Barron family of Carrickbarrahane and Georgestown House
(1) William Barron, of Ballykirogue; married a daughter of Darby Kennedy of Ballykerogue alias Castletown, and had issue;
(2) Pierse Barron (b. c.1690; fl. 1726) (q.v.);
(3) Stephen Barron, of Carrigennahala; married a daughter of Hearn of Brennan, and had issue three daughters.
He lived at Fahagh, Stradbally (Co. Waterford).
His date of death is unknown. His wife's date of death is unknown.
(1) James Barron (b. 1715) (q.v.);
(2) William Barron (1717-1800?), born 1717; settled at Durrow (Co. Leix); married Mary Anne, daughter of Morgan Kennedy of Garranamoyden and Ballynamullin, and had issue five sons and two daughters; will proved 1 May 1800;
(3) John Barron (1718-1800) (q.v.);
(4) Edward Barron; died unmarried and without issue;
(5) Pierse Barron (1726-1809) of Fahagh, born 1726; married Anne, daughter of Luke Power of Waterford, but had no issue; died 1809; will proved 28 April 1812;
(6) Monica Barron; died unmarried.
He lived at Garrahillersh (Co. Waterford).
His date of death is unknown. His wife's date of death is unknown.
*Some sources give a date for this marriage of 12 May 1697, but this seems improbable as all the children were born so much later.
(1) Pierse Barron (b. 1740) (q.v.);
(2) Eustace Barron (1742-97), born 1742; emigrated to Spain, where he married, 1784, Catalina Manuela Cantillon (c.1762-1823) of Cadiz, and had issue six sons and two daughters (from whom descent the Barron family of Mexico, bankers, merchants and proprietors of extensive mines); died 1797;
(3) William Barron (1745-1814) (q.v.);
(4) John Barron (1750-1800) (q.v.);
(5) Allen Barron; died unmarried;
(6) Catherine Barron; married A. Barker of Co. Wexford;
(7) Ellen Barron; married [forename unknown] Horseman of Co.. Cork.
He lived at Carrickbarrahane and inherited Georgestown House in right of his wife.
His date of death is unknown. His wife's date of death is unknown.
(1) Mary Anne Barron; married, 1789, her cousin, John Barron (1754-97) of Ballyneale, second son of John Barron of Ballydurne, and had issue one son; her date of death is unknown;
(2) Margaret Barron; married James Quan of Waterford (bankrupt, 1824), but died without issue.
He inherited Carrickbarrahane from his father.
His date of death is unknown. His wife's date of death is unknown.
(1) Margaret (alias Margarita) Barron (b. c.1795), born about 1795; married 1st, 7 November 1814 at St James, Westminster (Middx), Henry Charles Hervey Aston (1792-1821) of Aston Hall (Ches.) and had issue one son and one daughter; married 2nd, Le Chevalier de Poggenpohl, secretary to the Prince Lieven, Russian ambassador in London and later Russian Chargé d'Affaires in Spain; married 3rd, Lt-Gen. Le Chevalier de Montenegro, chamberlain to HRH Infante Don Francisco de Paulo of Spain; she probably died in Spain but her date of death is unknown;
(2) Catalina Barron (1804-23), born 7 February 1804; died unmarried, 23 June 1823;
(3) Pierce Marcus Barron (1806-79) (q.v.);
(4) William Eustace Barron (1808-25), born 16 May 1808; died unmarried at Malaga (Spain), 7 November 1825.
He lived latterly at Cadiz (Spain).
He died at Cadiz, 1814. His widow married 2nd, Col. Le Chevalier Fitzgerald, of the Spanish Service; her date of death is unknown.
(1) Pierce Eustace Laurence Aloysius Barron (1826-96) (q.v.);
(2) Joseph Manuel Barron (1827-92), born 31 May 1827; employed at The Admiralty; married, 11 April 1849, Elizabeth Mary Seymour, second daughter of Thomas Soulsby of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and had issue six sons and one daughter; died 18 May 1892;
(3) William Arthur Archbold Barron (c.1831-66), born about 1831; emigrated to Mexico, probably to work in the family business there; died at Jelisco, near Tepic (Mexico), 6 October 1866;
(4) A daughter (b. & d. 1833), born 30 July 1833 but died in infancy, 20 November 1833;
(5) twin, A child (b. & d. 1834), born 27 June 1834 but died the same day;
(6) twin, A child (b. & d. 1834), born 27 June 1834 but died the same day;
(7) Catherine (k/a Kate) Lucinda Mary Anne Barron (1835-1912), born 11 August 1835; she married, July 1857 at Folkestone (Kent), Albert de Boussigny de Coupigny, son of the Marquis de Coupigny, but the marriage was annulled by French Law in March 1858, although it remained valid in England; she lived later with her youngest brother; died 24 January 1911; will proved 2 March 1911 (estate £6,303) and 5 December 1916;
(8) Margeurita Louisa Barron (1838-1912), born 1838; a nun of the Carmelite monastery of the Incarnation, Hampton (Co, Dublin) as Sr. Mary Francis Xavier of the Infant Jesus; died 1912;
(9) Arthur Hervey Aston Barron (c.1840-82), born about 1840; married, 17 August 1876, Maria, eldest daughter and co-heiress of Michael Donovan of Dublin; died at Westport (Co. Mayo), 23 April 1882 and was buried at Aughavale Cemetery, Waterford;
(10) Maria Matilda Barron (c.1840-1910), born about 1840; married, 1867, John O'Keefe MP (1827-77) of Dungurvan (Co. Waterford) but had no issue; lived subsequently with her youngest brother; said to have died in 1910;
(11) Emma Eliza Mary Clare Barron (c.1842-90), born about 1842; married, 28 November 1871 at Belmont Park, Vincent Scully (1846-1927) of Mantlehill House (Co. Tipperary), son of Vincent Scully QC MP, and had issue three sons and three daughters; died 7 April 1890;
(12) John Marcus Fitzgerald Barron (1844-80), of Georgestown, born 18 May 1844; JP for Co. Waterford; married 1st, 30 April 1868 at Tramore (Co. Waterford), Mary Madeline (d. 1872), youngest daughter of William Henry Barron of Lacken (Co. Waterford) and had issue one son; married 2nd, 28 September 1875 at St Michael, Kingstown (Co. Dublin), Margaret Kate (d. 1932), daughter of Nicholas King MD of Dublin and of Ards (Co. Kerry), and had issue one daughter (who died young in 1885); died at Turret House, Tramore (Co. Waterford), 19 July 1880; will proved 14 August 1880 (effects under £100); his widow lived latterly in London and died 10 May 1932;
(13) Rev. Eustace John Fitzgerald Barron (c.1847-1916), born about 1847; educated at Middle Temple (admitted 1869; called 1871); barrister-at-law; but was ordained in the Roman Catholic church and was subsequently priest of St Peter, Gloucester (Glos), 1878-94, canon of Clifton Cathedral, 1894-1916 and priest of Weston-super-Mare (Som.), 1898-1916; he died 3 November 1916; administration of goods granted 26 June 1916 (estate £942).
He lived at Glenview by 1833 (an early 19th century house which he probably built and may have sold c.1850) and later at Killowen (Co. Waterford) and Belmont Park, which he purchased from Sir Henry Winston Barron, 1st bt. He had a town house at 102 St Stephen's Green, Dublin.
He died at Belmont Park, 2 August 1879; his will was proved 7 January 1880 (effects under £3,000). His wife died 12 January 1870 and was buried in the family vault in Ferrybank Catholic Church.
(1) Cecilia de Meysam Constance Josephine Barron (1865-1946), born in Mexico, 1865; married, 4 March 1897, Francois Celestin Fidele Fourmaintraux (d. 1941), son of Francois Fourmaintraux and had issue four sons and three daughters; died 30 April 1946;
(2) Percy Alphonse Abney Joseph Frederick Barron (1867-1942), of Manoir de Menneville, Echingen (France), born 18 July 1867; educated in France; married, 2 June 1903, Marie Adele Ernestine Francoise (d. 1957), daughter of Paul Gaultier de Bruillac de Lespinay of St. Malo (France), and had issue two sons and three daughters; died 30 August 1942;
(3) Ernest Edward de Wivelslie Joseph Barron (1871-1941), of Manoir de Menneville, Echingen (France), born 12 November 1871; educated in France; married, 7 January 1905, Evelyn Maud Innes Thompson (d. 1962) of London, and had issue six sons and six daughters; died 25 March 1941.
He inherited Belmont Park from his father in 1879, but sold it to the Brothers of Charity in 1883.
He died 23 May 1896; administration of goods granted 14 October 1913 (estate 2,528). His widow died in France, 21 April 1914.
Barron, John (1750-1800). Fourth son of Pierse Barron (b. c.1690; fl. 1726) and his wife Mary, daughter of Thomas FitzGerald of Kilconavey, born 1750. In 1775, he was a tanner in Waterford. He married Mary, daughter of Michael Maddock of Waterford, tanner, and had issue:
(1) James Barron (c.1771-1857) (q.v.);
(2) Eustace Barron; married ?Anne (d. 1839), sister of Joseph Power of Dangan (Co. Kilkenny?) and Seafield (Co. Waterford) but died without issue;
(3) John Barron of Annestown;
(4) Pierse Eustace Barron (d. 1826) of Hermitage; died unmarried at Dungarvan, after a few days illness with a sudden fever, 11 May 1826;
(5) William Barron, of Lacken (Co. Waterford); married [forename unknown] Cooper of Ballynure Castle and had issue two sons and two daughters;
(6) Edward Barron, of Georgestown; married [forename unknown] Alley, and had issue four sons and three daughters;
(7) Catherine Barron; married Lt-Gen. Halliday;
(8) Mary Anne Barron; married Patrick Sheehan MD (d. c.1852) of Waterford, physician.
He inherited Georgestown from his father.
He died in 1800. His wife's date of death is unknown.
Barron, James (c.1771-1857). Only son of John Barron (1750-1800) of Georgestown House and his wife Mary, daughter of Michael Maddock of Waterford, tanner. JP for Co. Waterford. He married, c.1810, Mary (b. c.1790), daughter of William Grant of Montalto, Woodstown (Co. Waterford), and had issue:
(1) John Barron; died unmarried in the lifetime of his father;
(2) Pierse Eustace Barron; died unmarried in the lifetime of his father;
(3) Catherine Barron (c.1815-70); inherited Georgestown from her father; married James Sherlock Harper (d. 1868) of Waterford, wine merchant; died in Waterford, 20 November, and was buried at Kill RC church, 27 November 1870.
He inherited Georgestown from his father. At his death it passed to his daughter and her husband, and after their deaths to his first cousin once removed, John Marcus Barron (1844-80).
He died aged 86 on 11 June 1857. His wife's date of death is unknown.
Barron family of Glenanna, Belmont Park, and Woodstown
(1) Pierse Barron (1752-1811) (q.v.);
(2) John Barron (1754-97) (q.v.);
(3) William Barron (c.1761-1832), of Carrickbarrahane and later of Roanmore, nr. Waterford; active in the cause of Catholic and O'Connellite politics in Co. Waterford; JP for Co. Waterford; married, 1803, Eliza (c.1780-1841), daughter of Robert Netterville, and had issue four sons and three daughters; died of cholera at Tramore (Co. Waterford), October 1832;
(4) Edward Barron; died without issue;
(5) Luke Barron; died without issue;
(6) Stephen Barron; died unmarried;
(7) Margaret Barron; married James Harper;
(8) Catherine Barron; married William Foley of Knockalara, Cappoquin (Co. Waterford);
(9) Bridget Barron; married Edmund Stafford of Ballynure (Co. Wexford).
He inherited Ballydurn and Ballyneal (Co. Waterford) from his father.
He died in 1800. His wife's date of death is unknown.
(1) Pierce Barron (d. 1817); inherited Ballyneal from his father in 1811, but died unmarried and without issue, when he was drowned at sea on the 'William and Mary' packet crossing from Bristol to Waterford, 25 October 1817;
(2) Sir Henry Winston Barron (1795-1872), 1st bt. (q.v.);
(3) John Winston Barron (1801-64), born 5 November 1801; stood instead of his brother in Co. Waterford for Parliament, 1830; an officer in the 17th Lancers and later the 71st Foot (Cornet, 1819; Lt., 1826; Capt., 1832; retired on half-pay, 1832); ADC to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1836-38; gentleman at large to the Lord Lieutenant, 1838-41; lived latterly at Pau (France); died unmarried at Boulogne (France), 12 January 1864;
(4) Rt. Rev. Edward Barron (1803-54), born 18 June 1803; educated at St Edmund's College, Ware (Herts), the Lycée Henri IV, Paris, Trinity College, Dublin (admitted 1820), St. John's College, Waterford, and the Propoganda College, Rome (DD, 1829); ordained a Roman Catholic priest at St Agatha, Rome, 1829; professor at St John's College, Waterford, 1829-36; pastor of St. Mary’s church, Philadelphia (USA), president of theological seminary of St. Charles Borromeo and vicar general of diocese of Philadelphia, 1836-41; missionary to Africa as bishop (in partibus) of Constantine and vicar apostolic of the two Guineas 1841–45; then returned to America as a missionary priest at Philadelphia, St. Louis and in Florida; he died of yellow fever, caught while attending to the sick, in Savannah, Georgia (USA), 12 September 1854;
(5) William Winston (later William Newell) Barron (1805-91) (q.v.);
(6) Margaret Barron (d. 1817); drowned at sea on the 'William and Mary' packet crossing from Bristol to Waterford, 25 October 1817;
(7) Matilda Barron (d. 1817); drowned at sea on the 'William and Mary' packet crossing from Bristol to Waterford, 25 October 1817;
(8) Catherine Barron (d. 1817); drowned at sea on the 'William and Mary' packet crossing from Bristol to Waterford, 25 October 1817;
(9) Eliza Barron (d. 1817); drowned at sea on the 'William and Mary' packet crossing from Bristol to Waterford, 25 October 1817;
(10) Anna Maria Barron.
He inherited Ballyneal from his father in 1800.
He died 11 May and was buried at St Mary on the Quay RC church, Bristol, 31 May 1811. His widow died in Dublin, 1 November 1839.
|Sir Henry Winston Barron, 1st bt.,|
from the plaque on his monument.
(1.1) Sir Henry Page-Turner Barron (1824-1900), 2nd bt. (q.v.);
(1.2) Emily Frances Barron (1826-81), born in Paris, 12 November 1826; married, 10 February 1852 at St George, Hanover Sq., London, Frederick Charles Polhill (later Polhill-Turner) of Howbury Hall, Renhold (Beds), only son of Capt. Polhill MP, and had issue; buried at Renhold, 30 August 1881.
He presumably inherited Ballyneal from his elder brother in 1818. He purchased Belmont House, Ferrybank by 1824 and later renamed it Barroncourt. He built Glenanna (originally Glenanna Cottage) and the folly gatehouse in its grounds in about 1819.
He died in London, 19 April 1872 and was buried in the family vault under the tower of Ferrybank RC church. His first wife died 22 November 1852. His widow died 27 December 1881.
|Sir Henry Page-Turner Barron, 2nd bt.|
from his monument
He inherited Glenanna from his father in 1872, and owned some 4,680 acres in Co. Waterford in 1876. At his death his Irish estates passed to his first cousin once removed, Edward Alphonse Winston Barron (1876-1939) (q.v.) and his property in England to his nephew, Cecil Charles Polhill-Turner (later Polhill).
He died at Stuttgart (Germany), 13 September 1900, when the baronetcy became extinct; his will was proved on 6 December 1900 (estate in England, £306,473 and in Ireland, £6,238), and made large charitable bequests totalling about £30,000, including money to complete the rebuilding of Ferrybank RC church (Co. Waterford) and the donation of ten Dutch old master paintings to the National Gallery of Ireland.
(1) Pierse Newell Barron (later Barron-Newell) (1834-1906) (q.v.);
(2) Mary Ann (alias Marianne) Barron (c.1837-1919); married S. Bradshaw; living at Graystones (Co. Wicklow) in 1914; will proved 13 March 1919;
(3) Frances Anastasia Barron (1842-1913), born 6 July 1842; married, 16 June 1868 at St Peter, Dublin, Capt. William Henry Farmar JP (1831-76), only son of William Russell Farmar of Bloomfield (Co. Wexford), and had issue four sons and two daughters; died at Hove (Sussex), 15 July 1913; will proved 25 November 1913 (estate £705);
(4) Phoebe Elizabeth Barron (c.1845-1914); married, 17 January 1870 at St. Peter, Dublin, John McKie of Glasgow, merchant, only son of John McKie of South Lodge (Ayrs.); lived latterly in Scarborough; died 4 March 1914; will confirmed in Scotland, 19 June 1914 and sealed in England, 29 July 1914;
(5) Emily Matilda Barron (c.1847-1915); living at Hove (Sussex) in 1914; died unmarried, 4 February 1915; administration of goods granted 18 March 1915 (estate in England £836 and in Ireland, £366);
(6) Charlotte Clementina Barron (1845-1933), born 26 January 1845; married, 10 December 1874 at St Peter Dublin, as his second wife, William Morton Woodroffe JP (1818-81) of Ballyraggett and Ballysaggartmore (Co. Waterford), and had issue one son and two daughters; lived latterly at Hove (Sussex); died 18 December 1933; will proved 1 March 1934 (estate £5,883).
He inherited King Hill, Clonduff (Co. Down) and 18 Fitzwilliam Sq., Dublin in right of his wife before 1837, but let King Hill from 1867.
He died at King Hill, 3 June and was buried at Maghera near Castlewellan (Co. Down), 4 June 1891; his will was proved 13 August 1891 (estate £1,608). His wife died in Dublin, 16 October 1878.
(1) Eleanor Mary Josephine Barron-Newell (1868-1963), born 17 March 1868; a sister of charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Hereford; died 12 November 1963; will proved 19 June 1964 (estate £394);
(2) Louisa Geraldine St. John Barron-Newell (1871-1956), born 11 January 1871; married, Jan-Mar 1902, as his second wife, Robert Herbert Glasspool (1867-1927), railway hotel manager, and had issue one daughter; died in London, 25 March 1956; will proved 8 May 1956 (estate £2,416);
(3) Henrietta Maria Barron-Newell (b. & d. 1874); died in infancy, 3 March 1874;
(4) Mary Frances Barron-Newell (1875-1962), born 26 October 1875; lived with her brother in London and inherited his house in Lyall St., London, where she died unmarried, 14 March 1962; her will was proved 21 May 1962 (estate £166,767);
(5) Edward Alphonse Winston Barron-Newell (1876-1939) (q.v.);
(6) Maurice Gerard Barron-Newell (1883-85), born 1883; died young of meningitis, 11 January 1885.
He lived at St John's Hill, Waterford, and inherited King Hill, Clonduff (Co. Down) from his father in 1891. His widow lived after his death with her son at Woodstown and in London.
He died in St. Helier (Jersey), 19 September and was buried in the Almorah Cemetery, St. Helier, 22 September 1905; his will has not been traced. His widow died at Seale (Surrey), 10 September 1924; her will was proved 18 October 1924 (estate £3,813).
He inherited Glenanna (Co. Waterford) from his first cousin once removed, Sir Henry Page-Turner Barron, 2nd bt., in 1900, and purchased Woodstown in 1903. He inherited King Hill, Clonduff (Co. Down) from his father in 1906, but sold it in 1922 to John Joseph McPolin. He also had a town house in London (7 Lyall St. SW1).
He died 15 February 1939; his will was proved 18 April 1939 (estate in England, £53,926 and in Northern Ireland £400) and 16 January 1940 (estate in the Republic of Ireland, £2,179).
Barron, John (1754-97), Second son of John Barron (1718-1800) of Ballydurne or Ballyneale, born 1754. He married, 1789, his cousin Mary Anne, daughter of Pierse Barron of Carrickbarrahane [for whom see above], and had issue:
(1) Pierse George Barron (1792-1864) (q.v.)
He inherited Carrickbarrahane in right of his wife.
He is said to have died in 1797. His wife's date of death is unknown.
Barron, Pierse George (1792-1864). Only child of John Barron (1754-97) and his wife Mary Anne, daughter of Pierse Barron of Carrickbarrahane, born posthumously, 1792. JP and DL for Co. Waterford; High Sheriff of Co. Waterford, 1835. He was touted as a possible candidate for Parliament in Co. Waterford in 1829 and stood unsuccessfully in the borough of Dungarvan in 1834 and 1837, the latter being bitterly fought contests which were the subject of Parliamentary enquiries. He was subsequently employed as a stipendiary resident magistrate in Co. Mayo and Co. Limerick. Vice-President of the Waterford Literary and Scientific Institution. He married, 25 January 1815 at Cheltenham (Glos), Katherine Elizabeth (c.1795-1865), eldest daughter of Cornelius Bolton MP of Faithlegg House (Co. Waterford), and had issue, possibly among others who died young:
(1) Eliza Mary Barron (c.1817-83), born about 1817; apparently inherited Newtown House, Waterford, from her parents and died unmarried there, 25 October 1883; administration of goods granted 22 November 1883 (effects £289);
(2) Catherine Barron (d. 1826); died young, at Belmont House, March/April 1826;
(3) Katherine (k/a Kate) Elizabeth Barron (1829-1909), born 14 June 1829; married, 17 December 1850 at St Michael, Limerick, Capt. Denis Godley CB (d. 1890), of 74th Highlanders and Lettra, Ballycroy (Co. Mayo), secretary to the Land Commission 1881-88, third or fourth son of John Godley of Killegar (Co. Leitrim), but had no issue; died 9 December 1909;
(4) Mary Anne (k/a Minnie) Barron (1831-1914), born November 1831; lived with her unmarried sisters at Newtown House, Waterford, at later at St Mary's Cottage, South Ascot (Berks); died 12 May 1914; will proved 27 July 1914 (estate in England £1,496 and in Ireland, £395);
(5) Georgina (k/a Georgie) Alice Barron (c.1835-1905), born about 1835; lived with her unmarried sisters at Newtown House, Waterford, and later at St Mary's Cottage, South Ascot (Berks); died 25 April 1905; her will was proved 3 August 1905 (effects £596).
He inherited Carrickbarrahane from his father in 1797. He apparently sold it to the Osbornes of Newtown Anner, who built the present house. He seems to have lived in the 1820s with his cousin Henry Winston Barron at Belmont, and later at Eastlands, Dungarvan (Co. Waterford), in George St., Limerick, and at Newtown House, Waterford.
He died 10 December 1864; his will was proved 31 December 1864 (effects under £4,000). His widow died 27 December 1865 and was buried at Stradbally (Co. Waterford); administration of her goods was granted to her unmarried daughters, 25 January 1866 (effects under £450).
Location of archivesNo significant archive is known to survive.
Coat of armsErmine, on a saltire gules, five annulets.
Can you help?
- Can anyone provide images of Carrickbarrahane or Glenanna?
- Can anyone complete the ownership history of Woodstown House?
- Can anyone explain why Pierce Marcus Barron (1806-79) found it necessary to have both a Catholic and a Presbyterian marriage to his wife, or why the second marriage took place in Scotland, to which neither party seems to have had close connections?
- I should be most grateful if anyone can provide photographs or portraits of people whose names appear in bold above, and who are not already illustrated.
- As always, any additions or corrections to the account given above will be gratefully received and incorporated.