Friday, 23 October 2015

The Corry Baronets

THE CORRY BARONETCY, OF DUNRAVEN, COUNTY ANTRIM, WAS CREATED IN 1883 FOR JAMES PORTER CORRY, POLITICIAN


JOHN CORRY (1638-1708), Provost of Newtownards, County Down, was said to have been from a Dumfriesshire family that had settled at Turnagardy, near Newtownards, during the reign of JAMES I.

His son,

ROBERT CORRY, of Turnagardy, married Mary Porter and had issue,

JOHN CORRY (1771-1851), of Turnagardy, who wedded Susan White and had issue,

ROBERT CORRY (1800-69), of Turnagardy, timber merchant and quarry owner, who married Jane, daughter of Robert Porter, in 1825, and had issue,

JAMES PORTER CORRY (1826-91), who wedded, in 1849, Margaret, daughter of William Service.
He was educated at the Royal Belfast Academic Institution; MP for Belfast, 1874-85; MP for Mid-Armagh, 1885-91. He entered the family timber firm, which was at that time occupied with building the growing industrial port of Belfast.
In 1885, Mr Corry was created a baronet.

By his wife he had issue,
WILLIAM, his heir;
Margaret (1853-1925).
He died in 1891 at his home, Dunraven, Malone Road, Belfast.
The Cleaver development, off Malone Road, Belfast, began in 1937 following the demolition of the large Victorian residence of Dunraven (1870). 
Its extensive grounds were laid out for detached houses, and building work began in 1937 but was halted by the 2nd World War. Work re-commenced during the late 1940s on the construction of the remaining detached houses, finishing around the mid-late 1950s.
Sir James was succeeded in the baronetcy by his only son,

SIR WILLIAM CORRY, 2nd Baronet (1859-1926), of 118 Eaton Square, London,  who married, in 1889, Charlotte Georgina Frances Catherine, daughter of J Collins, and had issue,
JAMES PEROWNE IVO MYLES, his heir;
William Myles Fenton (1893-1958);
Myleta Fenton (1891-1966).
Sir William was succeeded by his elder son,

SIR JAMES PEROWNE IVO MYLES CORRY, 3rd Baronet (1892-1987), who wedded firstly, in 1921, Molly Irene, daughter of Major Otto Joseph Bell, and had issue,
WILLIAM JAMES, his heir;
Anne; Susan.
He espoused secondly, in 1946, Cynthia Marjorie Patricia, daughter of Captain Frederick Henry Mahony, and had issue,
Amanda Jane.
Sir James was succeeded  by his only son,

SIR WILLIAM JAMES CORRY (1924-2000), 4th Baronet, who married, in 1945, Diana Pamela Mary, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel James Burne Lapsley, and had issue,
JAMES MICHAEL, his heir;
Timothy William;
Nicholas John;
Simon Myles (Commander RN);
Jane Susanna; Patricia Diana.
Sir William was succeeded by his eldest son,

SIR JAMES MICHAEL CORRY (b 1946), BP plc, 1966-2001; lived in 2003 at Chackeridge Cottage, Ashbrittle, Wellington, Somerset.

As of 2007, the presumed 5th and present Baronet has not successfully proven his succession and is therefore not on the Official Roll of the Baronetage, with the baronetcy considered dormant.
The title's reference to "Dunraven" is derived from the 1st Baronet's residence on the Malone Road in Belfast, a large house of ca 1870 in the Italianate style by the architect, John Corry, for his brother. Dunraven, comprising 16 acres, was demolished in 1937 for housing development. 
J P Corry, Building Suppliers, are still in existence though it is not known whether any members of the Corry family still hold shares or directorships.

First published in September, 2010.

1 comment :

Gavin Bamford said...

I wonder what is stopping the currect Corry from proving he is the heir? Death cert, birth cert, an elder son (from the wrong side of the bed) etc?