Marbury Hall, Cheshire
Belmont Hall, Great Budworth, Cheshire
|Belmont Hall: entrance front today|
|Belmont Hall: reconstruction of original James Gibbs design by Andor Gomme, 1986|
Fota House, Fota Island, Co. Cork
|Fota House: rejected design by W.V. Morrison for enlarging the house, |
published in The Builder, 1850.
|Fota House: a charming sketch of the house shortly after enlargement by Henry Hill, c.1830. Image: Irish Heritage Trust.|
|Fota House: entrance front in 2019. On the left is the long gallery added in 1897, with the earlier service wing behind.|
|Fota House: garden front in 1965. Image: Hugh Doran/Irish Architectural Archive.|
|Fota House: dining room. Image: David Dixon. Some rights reserved.|
Ballyedmond, Midleton, Co. Cork
|Ballyedmond House: entrance front and side elevation. Image: Tony Harpur.|
|Ballyedmond House: entrance front. Image: Tony Harpur.|
Hamerton Manor, HuntingdonshireThe 'Manor Place' is mentioned in 1542, when it was leased to John Lawncell. In 1669 it was described in sale particulars as 'One large mansion house contayning a greate Hall, two parlours, one Dining Room, one kitchen, with brew-house, wash-house, darye-house and several stables and barns and other convenient outhouses, and 20 lodging chambers, one faire court before it, and several yardes behind it, and ponds of water, with a great garden and other lesser gardens and fair oarchards well planted with good fruit, consisting of about ten acres. A dove house well stocked'. This obviously substantial house was pulled down before 1838, when a map shows a farm and outbuildings on the site, which was replaced about 1860 by the current rectory, A field to the south contains the earthworks of a 16th or 17th century garden, with its rectangular compartments and geometrically laid-out paths and flowerbeds, as well as canals, ponds, raised terraces and a mount formed from brick rubble. The garden earthworks are very evident in the landscape and have been surveyed by the Cambridge Antiquarian Society, but no image of the house appears to survive.
Lota Lodge, Glanmire, Co. Cork
Smith-Barry family of Marbury Hall and Fota Island
|Capt. the Hon. Richard Barry (1721-87) |
|Hon. John Smith-Barry (1725-84) |
|James Hugh Smith-Barry (c.1748-1801) by A. Kauffman |
|John Smith-Barry (1793-1837)|
|Rt. Hon. A.H. Smith-Barry, 1st Baron Barrymore |
(1.2) Hon. Geraldine Smith-Barry (1869-1957), born 9 June 1869; married 1st, 18 July 1893, Henry Burleigh Lethem Overend (d. 1904), son of John Overend of Dublin and Edenderry House (Co. Armagh), and 2nd, 9 November 1917, Maj. James William David Thomson (d. 1943), eldest son of Maj. Chadwick Thomson, but had no issue; she died 23 December 1957; will proved 20 May 1958 (estate £19,030);
|Robert Raymond Smith-Barry (1886-1949) |
|Mrs. Dorothy Bell (1894-1975) |
Smith-Barry family of Ballyedmond
|Richard Hugh Smith-Barry (1823-94)|
Image: National Portrait Gallery
|Thomas Guy Burton Forster Smith-Barry |
Location of archives
Coat of armsQuarterly, 1st and 4th, argent three bars gemels gules (for Barry); 2nd and 3rd, each quarterly, 1st and 4th, gules on a chevron or, between three bezants as many crosses pattee fitchee sable; 2nd and 3rd, azure a fess argent between three porcupines or.
Can you help?
- Can anyone supply further pictures of Ballyedmond (especially any interiors or views of the garden front) or of Lota Lodge before it became an hotel; or any views at all of Fota House before the Morrisons enlarged it or of the manor house at Hamerton?
- 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.
- Any additions or corrections to the account given above will be gratefully received and incorporated. I am always particularly pleased to hear from members of the family who can supply recent personal information for inclusion.