He married Elizabeth, daughter of Colonel Sir John Jephson MP, of Mallow, by Elizabeth his wife, daughter of Francis, 1st Viscount Shannon (4th son of Richard, 1st Earl of Cork), and had issue,
James, of Blane, who left issue;The second son,
JOHN, of whom presently;
THE REV JOHN VANDELEUR, of Cragg, County Clare, rector of Kilrush, County Clare, seating himself at Kilrush in 1687, wedded Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Thomas Crofton, of Inchirourke, County Limerick, by whom he left, besides a younger son, Thomas, an elder son,
JOHN VANDELEUR, of Kilrush, who married Frances, daughter of John Ormsby, of Cloghans, County Mayo; and dying in 1754, left issue,
CROFTON, his heir;His eldest son,
John Ormsby, of Maddenstown;
Richard, of Rutland, father of Gen Sir J O Vandeleur GCB;
CROFTON VANDELEUR, of Kilrush, wedded, in 1765, Alice, daughter of Thomas Burton (uncle of Francis P Burton, 2nd Lord Conyngham), of Buncraggy, by Dorothy his wife, daughter of the Rt Hon John Forster, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas for Ireland, and by her had issue,
JOHN ORMSBY, his heir;The eldest son,
Thomas Burton, a judge;
Richard, army major;
Frederick, army captain;
William Richard (Rev);
Dorothy; Alice; Emily; Frances.
THE RT HON JOHN ORMSBY VANDELEUR (1765-1828), Commissioner of the Customs for Ireland, MP for Ennis, 1802; married Lady Frances, daughter of Charles, 1st Marquess of Drogheda, and by her had issue,
CROFTON MOORE, his heir;The Rt Hon J O Vandeleur was succeeded by his elder son,
Henry Seymour Moore;
Anna Frances; Alice.
CROFTON MOORE VANDELEUR JP DL (1808-81), of Kilrush House, Colonel of the Clare Regiment of Militia, High Sheriff, 1832, MP for Clare, 1859-74.
He married, in 1832, Lady Grace Graham-Toler, second daughter of Hector John, 2nd Earl of Norbury, and by her had issue,
HECTOR STEWART, his heir;Colonel Vandeleur was succeeded by his eldest son,
John Ormsby Moore;
Elizabeth Frances; Frances Letitia;
HECTOR STEWART VANDELEUR (1836-1909), of Kilrush House, Lord-Lieutenant of County Clare, High Sheriff, 1873, who married, in 1867, Charlotte, eldest daughter of William Orme Foster MP, of Apsley Park, Shropshire, and by her had issue,
Cecil Foster Seymour, DSO (1869-1901), k/a;His only surviving son,
ALEXANDER MOORE, his heir;
Isabel Grace; Evelyn Norah.
ALEXANDER MOORE VANDELEUR JP (1883-1914), of Kilrush, and Cahiracon, captain, The Life Guards, espoused, in 1910, the Hon Violet Ethel Meysey-Thompson, eldest daughter of Henry Meysey, 1st Lord Knaresborough.
Captain Vandeleur was killed in action, aged 30, during the 1st World War.
He left issue,
LIEUTENANT-COLONEL GILES ALEXANDER MEYSEY VANDELEUR DSO (1911-78).
In 1889, Hector bought Cahircon House and then it was only a matter of time before the Vandeleurs moved to Cahircon as, in 1896, they were organising shooting parties at Kilrush House and also at the Cahircon demesne.
Hector Stewart Vandeleur was the last of the Vandeleurs to be buried at Kilrush in the family mausoleum.
Cahircon House was sold in 1920, ending the Kilrush Vandeleurs' direct association with County Clare.
THE VANDELEURS, as landlords, lost lands during the Land Acts and the family moved to Cahircon, near Kildysart.
In 1897, Kilrush House was badly damaged by fire.
During the Irish Land Commission of the 1920s, the Department of Forestry took over the estate, planted trees in the demesne and under their direction the remains of the house were removed in 1973, following an accident in the ruins.
Today the top car park is laid over the site of the house.
Vandeleur Walled Garden now forms a small part of the former Kilrush demesne.
The Kilrush demesne was purchased by the Irish Department of Agriculture as trustee under the Irish Land Acts solely for the purpose of forestry.
The Kilrush Committee for Urban Affairs purchased the Fair Green and Market House.
The remains of Kilrush House were demolished in 1973.
The site is now a car park and picnic area and all the original stones from the house are now underneath this area.
A number of street names in the town of Kilrush are named after the Vandeleurs: Frances Street after Lady Frances, wife of Hon John Ormsby Vandeleur; Grace Street after Lady Grace Vandeleur; Hector Street after Hector Stewart, son of Crofton Moore; Moore Street after a common family name of the Vandeleurs, probably after Lady Frances Moore, wife of John Ormsby Vandeleur; Burton Street after Thomas Burton Vandeleur.
First published in July, 2011.