|Bellingham of Castle Bellingham|
Levens Hall, Westmorland
Castle Bellingham, Co. Louth
|Castle Bellingham: entrance front|
|Castle Bellingham: aerial view from the south-east. Image: Jason McGarrigle Video|
|Castle Bellingham: garden front in the early 20th century.|
|Castle Bellingham: entrance gateway of c.1860.|
Dunany House, Co. Louth
|Dunany House: aerial view. Image: Gordon Dunn. Some rights reserved.|
|Dunany House: entrance front. Image: National Inventory of Architectural Heritage.|
Bellingham family of Levens Hall, baronets
(2.1) Anne Bellingham (b. c.1554); married Richard Middleton;
(2.2) Thomasine Bellingham (b. c.1556); married, c..1577, Thomas Salkeld;(2.3) Grace Bellingham (c.1558-94); married 1st, 1576, Edmund Cliburn of Cliburn, and 2nd, Sir Gerard Lowther (1561-1624), judge (who m2, Ann, daughter of Sir Ralph Bulmer, kt.), son of Sir Richard Lowther; died 1594 and was buried at Catterick, where she is commemorated by a memorial brass;(2.4) Thomas Bellingham (1559-80), baptised at Kendal, 5 June 1559; inherited his father's property in 1578 but died 5 August 1580;(2.5) Sir James Bellingham (c.1560-1641), kt. (q.v.)(2.6) Marian Bellingham (b. c.1561); married, c.1583, Sir Francis Duckett (c.1565-1637) of Grayrigg (Westmld);(2.7) Henry Bellingham (b. c.1565); educated at Middle Temple (admitted 1583); died unmarried;(2.8) Allan Bellingham (b. c.1569), educated at Middle Temple (admitted 1588); died unmarried;(2.9) Dorothy Bellingham (b. 1573), baptised at Kendal, 1 March 1572/3; married William Borough;(2.10) twin?, Robert Bellingham (1576-1639) [for whom see below, under Bellingham family of Castle Bellingham, baronets](2.11) twin?, Agnes Bellingham (b. 1576), baptised at Kendal, 6 June 1576; married Richard Salkeld;(2.12) Alice Bellingham (d. 1580), buried at Kendal, 23 August 1580.
(1) Thomas Bellingham (d. 1603?); died unmarried in the lifetime of his father; perhaps the man of this name whose will was proved at Carlisle in 1603;(2) Mary Bellingham (b. 1583), baptised at Kendal, 14 April 1583; married Christopher Crackenthorpe (1578-1633) of Newbigging (Westmld.) and had issue three sons and four daughters;(3) Alice Bellingham (c.1585-1660), perhaps born about 1585; married, as a child, 1599, William Mallory (c.1577-1646) of Studley Royal (Yorks WR), MP for Ripon, 1614-28, 1640-42 and in the King's Oxford parliament, 1644, eldest son of Sir John Mallory, kt., and had issue three sons and two daughters (the first of whom was born in 1603); buried at Ripon Cathedral, 18 November 1660;(4) Dorothy Bellingham (d. c.1610?); married 1604 (settlement 19 August), Sir Ralph Assheton (1579-1644), 1st bt., of Great Lever and Whalley (Lancs) (who m2, 18 April 1610 at Padiham (Lancs), Eleanor, daughter of Thomas Shuttleworth of Gawthorpe (Lancs) and had further issue), and had issue four sons and two daughters; died in or before 1610;(5) Sir Henry Bellingham (c.1594-1650), 1st bt. (q.v.);(6) Frances Bellingham (d. 1664?); married, 9 June 1614 at Heversham, Sir William Chaytor (1592-1640), kt., of Croft (Yorks NR), son of Anthony Chaytor (1547-1612), and had issue three sons and one daughter; said in some sources to have died in 1664;(7) Elizabeth Bellingham; died unmarried;(8) Ann Bellingham (fl. 1644), youngest daughter; after the battle of Marston Moor in 1644 she refused to surrender Ripley Castle to the Parliamentarian army but agreed to meet Oliver Cromwell privately in the house; she married, 1616, Sir William Ingleby (c.1594-1652), kt. and 1st bt., of Ripley Castle (Yorks WR), son of Sampson Ingleby (d. 1604), and had issue;(9) Alan Bellingham (c.1600-73) (q.v.).
(1) Agnes Bellingham (1617-68), baptised at Heversham, 9 March 1616/17; married, 1639, Sir Thomas Wentworth (c. 1619-53) of North Elmsall, and had issue two sons and one daughter; died 17 June and was buried at South Kirkby (Yorks WR), 25 June 1668;(2) Thomas Bellingham (b. 1622), baptised at Heversham, 11 February 1621/2; died young;(3) Sir James Bellingham (1623-50), 2nd bt. (q.v.);(4) Elizabeth Bellingham (1625-61), baptised at Heversham, 3 October 1625; married, before 1653, Col. John Lowther (1628-68) of Hackthorpe and Maulds Meaburn (both Westmld.), MP for Appleby, 1661-68 (who m2, 1666/7 (licence 25 February) Mary, daughter of William Wythens of Eltham (Kent)), and had issue one son and one daughter; died 1661;(5) Mary Bellingham (b. 1626), baptised at Heversham, 9 January 1626/7.
(1) James Bellingham (1620-80) (q.v.);(2) Katherine Bellingham (1621-39), baptised at Penrith (Cumbld), 7 June 1621; died unmarried and was buried at Penrith, 7 July 1639;(3) Henry Bellingham (1622-42), baptised at Penrith, 21 May 1622; educated at Queen's College, Oxford (matriculated 1639) and Grays Inn (admitted 1642), but died in Oxford, and was buried at St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, 1642; not to be confused with his namesake and near-contemporary, Henry Bellingham (d. 1677) of Gernonstown (for whom see below), as has often been done;(4) Allan Bellingham (b. & d. 1624), baptised at Heversham (Westmld.), 8 February 1623/4; died in infancy and was buried 29 April 1624;(5) Elizabeth Bellingham (1625-32), baptised at Heversham, 3 October 1625; died young and was buried at Penrith, 23 April 1632;(6) Agnes Bellingham (c.1628-29); died in infancy and was buried at Penrith, 6 February 1628/9;(7) Thomas Bellingham (b. 1630), baptised at Levens, November 1630; said to be living in 1678;(8) Mary Bellingham (b. 1633), baptised at Penrith, 6 February 1632/3;(9) Elizabeth Bellingham (1634-36), baptised at Penrith, 26 February 1633/4; died young and was buried at Penrith, 28 September 1636;(10) Marmaduke Bellingham (1635-37), baptised at Penrith, 19 February 1634/5; died young and was buried at Penrith, 15 June 1637;(11) John Bellingham (b. & d. 1636), baptised at Penrith, 15 February 1635/6; died in infancy and was buried at Penrith, 21 February 1635/6;(12) Dorothy Bellingham (1640-78), baptised 13 February 1639/40; married, 6 July 1663 at Crosthwaite (Westmld), as his second wife, Sir Henry Marwood (c.1635-1725), 2nd bt. of Little Busby, MP for Northallerton, 1685, and had issue two sons and two daughters; died 1678.
(1.1) Elizabeth Bellingham (c.1648-1710), born about 1648; married, 1672 (licence), Timothy Mauleverer (1652-1703) of Arncliffe Hall, Ingleby Arncliffe (Yorks NR), and had issue three sons and two daughters; buried at Ingleby Arncliffe, 11 September 1710;(2.1) Mary Bellingham (b. 1654), baptised at Heversham, 6 October 1654; married, 19 June 1681 at St Martin in the Fields, Westminster (Middx), Alexander Johnson (fl. 1726) of Rushton Grange (Yorks) and Preston (Lancs);(2.2) Alan Bellingham (1656-93) (q.v.);(2.3) Agnes Bellingham (1658-1733), baptised at Heversham, 30 May 1658; married William Patten (1646-1710) of Preston (Lancs), son of William Patten, and had issue at least one son; buried at St John, Preston, 31 August 1733;(2.4) Henry Bellingham (b. 1660; fl. 1664), baptised at Heversham (Westmld), 2 August 1660; died without issue;(2.5) William Bellingham (1661-1718), of St. Bees (Cumbld.), baptised at Heversham, 20 August 1661; educated at Lincoln's Inn (admitted 1679); married 1st, c.1685, Mary, daughter and heiress of Robert Hilton of Hilton Beacon, Murton (Westmld.), and had issue at least three daughters; married 2nd, 6 April 1703 at Rufford (Lancs), Elizabeth Hesketh (d. 1719), widow; buried at Rufford, 17 October 1718;(2.6) Bridget Bellingham (1662-1736), baptised at Heversham, 28 December 1662; married, 28 November 1682 at Crosthwaite (Westmld.), Timothy Featherstonhaugh (c.1658-1728) of Kirkoswald (Cumbld.), and had issue four sons and six daughters; died 7 June and was buried at Kirkoswald, 14 June 1736;(2.7) Roger Bellingham (b. 1665), baptised at Heversham, 27 April 1665; died in infancy;(2.8) Elizabeth Bellingham (1666-1732), baptised at Heversham, 18 October 1666; married, 16 November 1684 at Addingham (Cumbld.), John Senhouse (1660-1731) of Seascale (Cumbld.) and later Penzance (Cornw.), translator of The satires of Aulus Persius Flaccus (1730), son of Wrightington Senhouse, and had issue four sons and two daughters; buried at Whitehaven (Cumbld.), 9 February 1731/2;(2.9) Thomas Bellingham (b. c.1670), born about 1670 but died in infancy;(2.10) Dorothy Bellingham (b. 1671; fl. 1688), baptised at Heversham, 26 December 1671; living, unmarried, in 1688.
Bellingham family of Castle Bellingham, baronets
(1) Sir Daniel Bellingham (c.1620-72), 1st bt. (q.v.);(2) Henry Bellingham (d. 1677) (q.v.);(3) Jane Bellingham (fl. 1676); married, before 1677, Sir George Gilbert (d. 1684), alderman of Dublin; living in 1676 when she was mentioned in her brother's will.
|Sir Daniel Bellingham, 1st bt.|
(1) Sir Richard Bellingham (1648-99), 2nd bt. (q.v.);(2) Hester Bellingham (d. 1720); married, about 1666**, as his second wife, Edward Corker (1636-1702) of Dublin and Castletown House (Co. Meath), registrar of the Irish Court of Chancery, 1669, an officer in the Williamite army (Ensign, 1689; Capt-Lt., 1693; Capt. 1694; retired before 1702); Commissioner for Forfeited Estates, 1693, and MP for Ratoath in the Irish parliament, 1692-93, 1695-99, and had issue two sons and five daughters; will proved 30 June 1720;(3) Sarah Bellingham (b. c.1651; fl. 1703), born about 1651; married, by 1672, Phillip Frowde (1645-1716) of Peper Harrow (Surrey) and Dublin, deputy Postmaster General and Governor of the Post Office, 1677-88, eldest son of Col. Sir Philip Frowde, and had issue; living in 1703;(4) Alice Bellingham (b. c.1656; fl. 1719), said to have been born c.1656; married, by 1672?, John Nelmes (fl. 1699); living in 1719, when she was named in her sister's will;(5) Rebecca Bellingham (b. c.1659; fl. 1711), said to have been born about 1659; married, by 1689, as his second wife, Richard Boyle (1655-1711), soldier and MP for Old Leighlin, 1695-99, son of Rt. Rev. Richard Boyle, bishop of Leighlin and Ferns, and had issue at least one son; living in 1711;(6) Jane Bellingham (c.1663-1722), said to have been born about 1663; married, 26 August 1684 at Finglas (Co. Dublin), Edward Swan (1659-1735), High Sheriff of Dublin in 1701, son of Edward Swan, and had issue at least two sons; died 1722;(7) Mary Bellingham (b. c.1664; fl. 1699), said to have been born about 1664; married, 18 February 1696 at St Michan, Dublin, as his second wife, Sir Thomas Pakenham (1649-1703), barrister (KC, 1685) and MP for Augher, 1695-99, son of Henry Pakenham of Pakenham Hall (Co. Longford), but probably had no issue; living in 1699.
(1) Anne Bellingham (c.1645-97), of Milestown (Co. Louth), born about 1645; married, 26 June 1662, Robert Bickerton (d. by 1671) of Cantiluff (Co. Armagh), and had issue two sons and two daughters; will proved 1697;(2) Thomas Bellingham (c.1646-1721) (q.v.).
|Thomas Bellingham (c.1646-1721)|
(1) Jane Bellingham; married, 1692 at St Bride, Dublin, Francis Quin of Dublin, merchant, and had issue at least one son;(2) Henry Bellingham (1676-1739) (q.v.);(3) Anne Bellingham (c.1680-1758), born about 1680; 'a Maiden Lady, of very extensive knowledge and charity', who died unmarried, 21 April 1758 and was buried at Castlebellingham (Co. Louth); will proved 26 March 1759;(4) Abigail Bellingham (c.1688-1770), born at Preston (Lancs), 1688; died unmarried; will proved 22 March 1770.
(1) Henry Bellingham (c.1707-75) (q.v.);(2) Alan Bellingham (1709-96) (q.v.);(3) Mary Bellingham (c.1710-59), born about 1710; married, c.1729, Rev. William Coddington (c.1698-1767) (who m2, 1762 (licence 2 June), Sarah Handcock of Dublin), rector of Kilmore, 1729-41, of Dromore, 1741-50 and vicar of Carrickmacross (Co. Monaghan), 1750-67, son of Capt. Dixie Coddington (c.1665-1728) of Holmpatrick (Co. Dublin); died 1759 and was buried at Castlebellingham;(4) Elizabeth Bellingham (c.1712-89), born about 1712; married, c.1729, Rev. John Fortescue (c.1701-81) of Whiterath (Co. Louth), rector of Heynestown and Dromiskin (Co. Louth), 1728-81, rector of Killincoole, 1734-81 and Chancellor of Downpatrick Cathedral, 1759-81, fifth son of Capt. William Fortescue of Newragh, and had issue three sons and two daughters; died 1789; will proved 27 February 1789;(5) Margaret Bellingham (b. c.1714; fl. 1758), born about 1714; married, before 1739, Daniel Bickerton, son of Robert Bickerton of Chatilly (Co. Armagh), and had issue at least one son and one daughter; living in 1758 but death not traced;(6) Abigail Bellingham (c.1716-70?), born about 1716; married, before 1739, Thomas Aston of Drogheda, and had issue at least one daughter; possibly the 'Abigail Bellingham' buried at Castlebellingham, 1770;(7) Jane Bellingham (b. c.1718; fl. 1758), born about 1718; married, after 1739, Thomas Willison or Willson (b. c.1713) of Newry (Cos. Armagh & Down); living in 1758;(8) Anne Bellingham (d. 1759); died unmarried; will proved 1759.
(1) Hugh Henry Bellingham (b. 1740), baptised at St Mary, Dublin, 10 September 1740; died young, in the lifetime of his father.
(1) Elizabeth Bellingham (c.1738-79), born about 1738; married, 17 August 1774, Maj. William Cairnes (d. 1789) (who m2, 1784, Jane, daughter of the Rev. Robert Heyland, of Coleraine, and had further issue two sons and three daughters), and had issue one son; died 1779;(2) Lt-Col. Henry Bellingham (c.1739-1800) (q.v.);(3) Alan Bellingham (1740-1800) (q.v.);(4) O'Bryen Bellingham (c.1742-98), born about 1742; married, 1777 (licence 23 February), Anne (fl. 1798), daughter of Edward Tandy of Dublin, and had issue one son and two daughters; died 6 June 1798; administration of his goods granted 29 June 1798;(5) Thomas Bellingham (b. c.1745), born about 1745; educated at Royal Naval College; an officer in the Royal Navy (Lt. 1762); died unmarried before 1786;(6) Mary Anne Bellingham (b. c.1748); married, 1777, as his first wife, Rev. William Woolsey (1750-1832) of Priorland House, Dundalk (Co. Louth) (who m2, Bridget O'Neill), and had issue one son and five daughters;(7) Alicia (k/a Alice) Bellingham (c.1749-1835); died unmarried aged 86 at Castlebellingham, 29 November 1835;(8) Sir William Bellingham (c.1755-1826), 1st bt., born about 1755; educated at Trinity College, Dublin (matriculated 1773; BA 1778); secretary to William Pitt the younger; MP for Reigate, 1784-89; a Commissioner for the Navy, 1789-1803 (retiring with a pension of £1,000 a year) and Controller of Storekeeper's Accounts, 1790-93; Receiver-General of the Land and Assessed Taxes for London, 1806; a Director of Greenwich Hospital; Secretary to the Board of Ordnance, 1807-10; created a baronet, 19 April 1796, with special remainder to the heirs male of his father; Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries; lived at Middle Grove House, Tunbridge Wells (Kent) and Dunany House (Co. Louth), which he purchased; also rented and later bought the Castle Bellingham estate from his cousin's widow c.1823; married, 3 December 1783, Hester Frances (1763-1844), fourth and youngest daughter of Rev. the Hon. Robert Cholmondeley, but had no issue; died at Langley Farm, Beckenham (Kent), 27 October and was buried at Castlebellingham, 13 November 1826; will proved in the PCC, 11 December 1826;(9) Lucinda (k/a Lucy) Bellingham (c.1758-1839), born about 1758; died unmarried aged 80 at Castlebellingham, 3 January 1839.
(1) Alan Bellingham (c.1773-1821) (q.v.);(2) Elizabeth Bellingham (1779-1839), born 5 September 1779; married, 30 August 1800 at Roscrea (Co. Tipperary), Capt. William Somerville (1776-1844) of Ardrass, son of Maj. William Somerville (1720-80); died 16 December 1839;(3) Dorothea Bellingham (c.1780-1848); married, 4 January 1798, William Riall (1769-1843) of Annerville House, Clonmel (Co. Tipperary), banker, son of Phineas Riall, and had issue three sons and three daughters; died 1848;(4) Henrietta Sophia Bellingham (b. c.1782); married, 20 December 1799, her brother-in-law, Arthur Riall (d. 1859) of Westgrove, Clonmel (who m2, 1818, Arabella Berkeley), son of Phineas Riall, but died without issue before 1818;(5) Henry Tenison Bellingham (1784-1812), baptised at Castlebellingham, 6 August 1784; became a cadet in the Bengal Army, 1798, but did not take up his appointment and was subsequently an officer in the British army (Ensign, 1803; Lt., 1804; Capt., 1811); died unmarried when he was killed in action at Badajoz (Spain), 6 April 1812.
(1) Eliza Bellingham (1796-1820), born in Detroit, 11 January 1796; married, 9 December 1817 at Castlebellingham, John Stein jr. (1775-1854) of Clonmel (Co. Tipperary) and Kennet-Pans (Clackmannans.) and later of Lyme Regis (Dorset), and had issue one daughter (who was raised by her mother after her death); died at Nice (France), 26 January 1820;(2) Susan Bellingham (1798-1820), born 9 January 1798; died unmarried and was buried at Castlebellingham, 5 July 1820;(3) William Henry Bellingham (1801-22), born 17 January and baptised at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Quebec (Canada), 1 March 1801; an officer in the 6th Foot (Ensign, 1819); died unmarried of typhus fever at the Cape of Good Hope, 25 March 1822, and was buried at Grahamstown (South Africa);(4) Alan Bellingham (1803-04), born 1 May 1803; died in infancy, 22 May 1804;(5) Monique Bellingham (1804-84), born 18 October 1804; married, 30 June 1831 at Lyme Regis and at Axminster R.C. chapel (Dorset), John Stuckey Lean (1802-69), banker, eldest son of James Lean of Clifton, Bristol (Glos), but apparently had no issue; died 20 April 1884; will proved 28 June 1884 (estate £621);(6) Dorothea Bellingham (c.1807-40), born before 11 February 1807; married, 1828, Henry Burrard Farnell, mayor of Lyme Regis in 1832-33; died in 1840 and was buried at St Michael & St George RC church, Lyme Regis;(7) Alicia Bellingham (1809-64), born 27 March 1809; married, 19 November 1849 at St Michael & St George RC Chapel, Lyme Regis (Dorset), John Carey MD, second son of John Carey of Dublin; died at Lyme Regis, 2 February 1864; buried at St Michael & St George RC church, Lyme Regis;(8) Henrietta Bellingham (1811-82), born 4 March 1811; married, 1 December 1829 at Lyme Regis (Dorset) and the RC chapel, Axminster (Devon), Capt. Henry Boteler RN (1795-1861) and had issue one son and three daughters; died in 1882;(9) Tenison Bellingham (b. & d. 1814), born 8 August 1814; died in infancy, 11 November 1814.
|Alan Bellingham (1740-1800)|
(1.1) Sir Alan Bellingham (1776-1827), 2nd bt. (q.v.);(1.2) Jane Bellingham; died in infancy;(1.3) Henry Bellingham (1778-1820), born 5 July and baptised 10 August 1778; an officer in the Bengal Army (Cadet, 1798; Ensign, 1799; Lt., 1799; Capt., 1807; Maj., 1815); married, 25 March 1809 at Gravesend (Kent), Henrietta Elizabeth (1786-1872), daughter of Capt. William Cruden RN, and had issue three daughters; died at Mooradabad (India), 26 May 1820; will proved in the PCC, 8 July 1820;(1.4) Alice Bellingham (b. 1779), born in Dublin, 18 July 1779; died in infancy;(1.5) John Bellingham (1781-1826), born 17 March and baptised at Killala (Mayo), 7 April 1781; married 1st, c.1802, Elizabeth Jane (1783-1820), daughter of William Stewart of Wilmont (Co. Down), and had issue two sons and four daughters; married 2nd, 1822 at Castlebellingham (Co. Louth), Katherine Anne (c.1793-1856), daughter of R. Clarke of Belfast (Co. Down), and had further issue one son; buried at Kilsaran RC Cemetery (Co. Louth), 1826;(1.6) Thomas Bellingham; died in infancy;(1.7) William Cairnes Bellingham (1789-c.1835), born in Dublin, 20 April 1789; an officer in the army (Ensign, 1805; Lt. 1807; Capt. 1815 until death); died unmarried, 1835.
|Sir Alan Bellingham, 2nd bt.|
(1) Sir Alan Edward Bellingham (1800-89), 3rd bt. (q.v.);(2) Mary Anne Jane Bellingham (1803-87), baptised at Spilsby (Lincs), 4 March 1803; married, 9 May 1826 at Spilsby, Rev. John Cheales (1800-65), vicar of Skendleby (Lincs), and had issue four sons and three daughters; as a widow lived at Chelsea (Middx); died 10 January 1887; will proved 23 February 1887 (effects £1,447);(3) Henry Richard Bellingham (1804-36), born at Castlebellingham, 12 June 1804; educated at Trinity College, Dublin (matriculated 1820) and Lincoln's Inn (admitted 1829; called 1835); barrister-at-law; died unmarried in London, 23 November, and was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery, 3 December 1836;(4) O'Bryen Bellingham (1805-57), born at Castlebellingham, 12 December 1805; educated at Trinity College, Dublin (matriculated 1823) and Edinburgh Univ. (MD, 1830); Fellow and Professor of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 1833; married, 15 December 1827 at St George, Dublin, Matilda (c.1809-83), daughter of Brian Molloy of Millicent House (Co. Kildare); died 11 October 1857 and was buried at Castlebellingham;(5) Frances Elizabeth Bellingham (1807-86), born at Castlebellingham, 12 June 1807; married, 1 March 1825 at Spilsby (Lincs), George Wilson Maddison (1797-1888) of The Hall, Partney, and had issue six sons and three daughters; died 29 April 1886 and was buried at Partney-by-Spilsby (Lincs);(6) Sydney Robert Bellingham (1808-1900) (q.v.);(7) Charlotte Sophia Bellingham (1814-98); married, 12 May 1835 at Spilsby (Lincs), Rev. John Alington (1801-83), rector of Candlesby (Lincs), third son of Rev. Marmaduke Alington (1760-1840), and had issue eight sons and one daughter; died 22 March 1898;(8) William Johnston Bellingham (1818-1903), born at Castlebellingham, 20 March 1818*; an officer in the army (Ensign, 1839; Lt., 1842; Capt. 1847; Major, 1875; Hon. Lt-Col., 1875; retired 1881) who served as adjutant of the Louth Rifles, 1854-75; married, 5 April 1852 at St Martin, Canterbury (Kent), Felicia (c.1832-1909), daughter of Rev. Dr. John Short Hewett, rector of Rotherhithe (Kent), and had issue three sons and three daughters; died 13 January 1903 and was buried at Castlebellingham; will proved 2 May 1903 (estate £1,329).
|Sir Alan Edward Bellingham |
(1800-89), 3rd bt.
(1) Frances Anne Jane Bellingham (c.1842-1934), perhaps born about 1842; married, 29 July 1869 at St Stephen, Dublin, Richard Altamont Smythe (1838-1924), adopted son of Henry Meade Smythe, and had issue one daughter; died 23 July 1934; will proved 20 November 1934 (estate in England, £13,267);(2) Hester Elizabeth Bellingham (1844-1904), born in London, 7 January and baptised at St Mark, Kensington (Middx), 10 April 1844; married, 28 September 1864 at Castlebellingham, Sir Thomas Pierce Butler (1836-1909), 10th bt., son of Sir Richard Pierce Butler, 9th bt., and had issue three sons and four daughters; died 5 August 1904;(3) Alice Sophia Bellingham (1845-1920), born 24 February and baptised at St Mark, Kensington, 11 April 1845; married, 28 July 1864 at Castlebellingham, Sir Victor Alexander Brooke (1843-91), 3rd bt., big game hunter, and had issue five sons (including Field Marshal Alan Brooke (1883-1963), 1st Viscount Alanbrooke) and two daughters; lived at Pau (France); died 27 July 1920;(4) Sir (Alan) Henry Bellingham (1846-1921), 4th bt. (q.v.);(5) Rev. William Claypon Bellingham (1847-92), born 11 November 1847; educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge (matriculated 1866; BA 1869; MA 1872); ordained deacon, 1872 and priest, 1874; incumbent of Uglin (Co. Carlow), 1874-86 and rector of Kilsaran (Co. Louth), 1886-92; inherited Dunany House from his father in 1889; married, 22 August 1878 at Lismore Cathedral (Co. Waterford), Susan Caroline (1847-1928), daughter of Ven. Ambrose Power (d. 1869), Archdeacon of Lismore, and had issue one son and three daughters; died at Bagnères-de-Bigorre (France), 3 October 1892 and was buried at Castlebellingham; administration of goods granted to his widow, 8 April 1893 (effects £1,058);(6) Charlotte Mary Bellingham (1848-1935), born 27 November 1848; married, 8 February 1872 at Lurganbrae (Co. Fermanagh), Rt. Hon. Frederick Stringer Wrench (1849-1926), an Irish Land Commissioner, son of Rev. Frederick Stuart Wrench, and had issue two sons and two daughters; lived latterly at Hythe (Kent); died 14 May 1935 and was buried at Stowting (Kent); will proved 19 July 1935 (estate £4,205);(7) Agnes Matilda Bellingham (c.1856-1940), born about 1856; married, 3 November 1875 at St Ann, Dublin, Montague Yeates-Brown (1834-1921), diplomat, son of Timothy Yeates-Brown, banker and HM Consul at Genoa, and had issue three sons; died at Coln St. Aldwyn (Glos), 25 January 1940 (estate £13,575).
|Sir Alan Henry Bellingham, 4th bt.|
(1.1) Ida Mary Elizabeth Agnes Bellingham (1876-1945), born in London, 26 January 1876; a nun of the Order of the Holy Child; died unmarried, 28 November 1945;(1.2) Sir Edward Henry Charles Patrick Bellingham (1879-1956), 5th bt. (q.v.);(1.3) Augusta Mary Monica Bellingham (1880-1947), born at Exton Park, 19 August 1880; married, 6 July 1905 at Castlebellingham*, John Crichton-Stuart (1881-1947), 4th Marquess of Bute, son of John Patrick Crichton-Stuart (1847-1900), 3rd Marquess of Bute, and had issue five sons and two daughters; died 16 May 1947; will proved in Edinburgh and sealed in London 16 December 1947 (estate £9,798);(1.4) Roger Charles Noel Bellingham (1884-1915), born 28 April 1884; an officer in the Royal Field Artillery (Capt.), who served in the First World War; married, 18 January 1910, Alice Ann (c.1889-1949), daughter of Richard Naish, and had issue one son (later the 6th baronet) and one daughter; killed in action, 4 March 1915, and was buried at Dikkebus Military Cemetery (Belgium); will proved 7 July 1915 (estate £1,790).
|Sir Edward Bellingham, 5th bt.|
(1) Gertrude Mary (k/a Lily) Bellingham (1906-83), born 23 July 1906; married, 15 February 1927 at the Brompton Oratory, Ronald Derwent Hawker (1901-72), farmer, only surviving son of Bertram Hawker of Runton Old Hall (Norfk), and had issue one son; died 16 May 1983; will proved 1 February 1984 (estate £128,961).
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Can you help?
- Can anyone explain the descent of Castle Bellingham in the mid 19th century? I speculate above that it passed from the 2nd baronet to his younger son, O'Bryen Bellingham (d. 1857) and that the latter's widow had a life interest which she gave up in 1874, but there seems to be very little information about the ownership or occupation of the castle at this period.
- Can anyone provide portraits or photographs of the people whose names appear in bold above, for whom no image is currently shown?
- If anyone can offer further information or corrections to any part of this article I should be most grateful. I am always particularly pleased to hear from current owners or the descendants of families associated with a property who can supply information from their own research or personal knowledge for inclusion.