THOMAS BATESON, who resided upon his family estates in Garstang, Lancashire.
He died in 1603, leaving two sons, Robert and Gilbert, and a daughter, Margaret.
The eldest son,
ROBERT BATESON, died in 1663, and was succeeded by his only son,
ROBERT BATESON, who had two sons,
THOMAS, of whom presently;THOMAS BATESON succeeded his father in the Lancashire estates, but disposing soon afterwards of those, he removed to Ulster, and settled at Orangefield House, Knockbreda, County Down.
Richard, ancestor of the BATESON-HARVEY BARONETS.
He also purchased the Salters' Estate, Magherafelt, County Londonderry, and Moira Demesne.
Thomas Bateson was a partner in the firm Mussenden, Bateson and Company, wine merchants, in Winecellar Court, Belfast, with trading links to the West Indies.He wedded, in 1747, Margaret, daughter and co-heiress of of Mr White, of White Hall, County Antrim, and widow of William Hartley, of Dublin.
His firm imported wine and rum. Benn (1880) also notes that, in 1752, Bateson was one of three founding partners of Belfast’s first bank, Mussenden, Adair and Bateson. Like many successful merchants, he invested in land, acquiring property at Magherafelt and Moira.
Bateson acquired a leasehold interest in Orangefield, in the parish of Knockbreda, for the term of twenty-one years, where he lived.
By his wife he had issue,
THOMAS, of whom we treat;Mr Bateson died in 1791, and was succeeded by his eldest son,
Richard, died unmarried;
William, died unmarried;
Jane, m in 1782, J Dunne, KC;
Frances, m in 1805, Hans Mark Hamill, of Co Down.
THOMAS BATESON (1752-1811), who married Elizabeth, youngest daughter of George Lloyd FRS, of Hulme Hall, Lancashire, by Susanna, sister of Sir William Horton Bt, of Chadderton, Lancashire, and had an only son,
ROBERT BATESON (1782-1863), of Belvoir Park and Moira Park, both in County Down, who succeeded to the family estates, at the demise of his father, in 1811.
This gentleman was created a baronet in 1818.
He married, in 1811, Catherine, youngest daughter of Samuel Dickinson, of Ballynaguile, County Limerick, and had issue,
ROBERT, MP, (1816-43);Sir Robert was succeeded by his second son,
THOMAS, his successor;
Maria Catherine; Elizabeth Honoria.
SIR THOMAS (1819-90), 2nd Baronet, DL, MP, who was elevated to the peerage, in 1885, by the title of BARON DERAMORE, of Belvoir, County Down;
Captain in the 13th Light Dragoons; a DL; MP for Londonderry, 1844-57; MP for Devizes, 1864-85; junior Lord of the Treasury, 1852.His lordship married, in 1849, Caroline Elizabeth Anne, second daughter and co-heiress of George, 4th Baron Dynevor, by whom he had issue,
Eva Frances Caroline, m to D A Kerr, of Montalto;The 1st Baron died without male issue, when the titles devolved upon his surviving brother,
Kathleen Mary, m to W A Farquhar.
GEORGE WILLIAM, 2nd Baron (1823-93), who married Mary Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of George John de Yarburgh, of Heslington Hall, Yorkshire, and assumed in 1876, by Royal licence, the additional surname of DE YARBURGH.
In 1892, Lord Deramore assumed the surname of BATESON after, instead of before, that of DE YARBURGH.
By his wife he had issue,
ROBERT WILFRED, his successor;He was succeeded by his eldest son,
GEORGE NICHOLAS, succeeded his brother as 4th Baron;
Mary; Katherine Hylda.
ROBERT WILFRID, 3rd Baron (1865-1936), Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire, 1924-36, who espoused firstly, in 1897, Caroline Lucy, eldest daughter of Henry William Fife, of Lee Hall, Northumberland, by whom he had an only child,
Moira Faith Lilian.He married secondly, in 1907, Blanche Violet, eldest daughter of Colonel Philip Saltmarshe, of Daresbury House, Yorkshire.
His lordship died without male issue, when the family honours devolved upon his brother,
GEORGE NICHOLAS, 4th Baron (1870-1943), who wedded, in 1900, Muriel Katherine, third daughter and co-heiress of Arthur Duncombe, MP, and by her had issue,
STEPHEN NICHOLAS, his successor;His lordship was succeeded by his elder son,
STEPHEN NICHOLAS (1903-64), 5th Baron, who wedded, in 1929, Nina Marion, eldest daughter of Alistair Macpherson-Grant, and by her had an only child,
Jane Faith.The 5th Baron died without male issue and was succeeded by his brother,
RICHARD ARTHUR (1911-2006), 6th Baron, who espoused, in 1948, Janet Mary, daughter of Dr John Ware, and by her had an only child,
THE HON ANNE KATHERINE DE YARBURGH-BATESON, who married, in 1982, Jonathan Henry Maconchy Peel, of Buckinghamshire, and has issue.
The Barony and Baronetcy both expired following the death of the 6th Baron in 2006.
I have written about Belvoir House and Moira Castle elsewhere on this blog.
In 1800, the Moira Demesne was purchased by the family of Sir Robert Bateson. Bateson was MP for County Londonderry.
Since the Batsons resided at Belvoir, it is likely that Moira Castle was a ruin by this time.
The Bateson family built Moira's Market House in 1810 and their crest (top) is prominent on the building.
It consisted of 23,250 acres (55 townlands) bordered in the east by Lough Neagh, in the south by County Tyrone, and in the north and west by the lands of the Vintners' and the Drapers' Companies respectively.
It was the most densely forested of all the proportions.
The Batesons' main family seat became Belvoir Park, Newtownbreda, in County Down, having moved from the neighbouring Orangefield demesne.
There is an oil-painting of the Bateson family posing in their drawing-room at Orangefield House in the Ulster Museum.
The family association with Belvoir remained from ca 1811 until the 1st Baron's death in 1890 by which time the de Yarburgh-Batesons had removed to Heslington Hall.
In 1876 the Belvoir Estate comprised 6,348 acres.
First published in November, 2010.