Monday, 16 May 2016

Eglinton Manor House


JAMES DAVIDSON (1809-81), of Eglinton, County Londonderry, and of Murlingden, Brechin, Angus, married Margaret Jane Walker, daughter of Minchin Lloyd, of Summerhill, Moville, and by her had issue,
CHARLES JOHN LLOYD, of whom we treat;
James William, of Foyle Park (1860-93);
Margaret Jane (1863-1948).
The eldest son,

COLONEL CHARLES JOHN LLOYD DAVIDSON DSO (1858-1941), Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, wedded firstly, in 1890, Sophia Mary, daughter of Major Burleigh William Henry Fitzgibbon Stuart, of Dergmoney, Omagh, County Tyrone.

He married secondly, in 1906, Mary Natalie, daughter of Alexander Bulstrode Cumberlege; and by her had issue,
CLAUDE JOHN LLOYD;
KENNETH BULSTRODE LLOYD (1908-96) of whom presently;
Christine Rosemary.
Colonel Davidson's eldest son and heir,

CLAUDE JOHN LLOYD DAVIDSON (1907-29), lieutenant in the East Lancashire Regiment, died a bachelor.

His brother,

LIEUTENANT-COLONEL KENNETH BULSTRODE LLOYD DAVIDSON JP DL, of The Manor House, Eglinton, espoused, in 1937, the Hon Elizabeth Maud Younger, daughter of James, 2nd Viscount Younger of Leckie.
High Sheriff of County Londonderry, 1954; Commandant, City of Londonderry, Ulster Special Constabulary, 1968-70; commanding officer, 5th Battalion, Ulster Defence Regiment, 1970-71.
Dying in 1992, Colonel Davidson had issue by Elizabeth his wife,
Charles Kenneth Lloyd;
Andrew James Lloyd;
Claude John Lloyd;
ALASTAIR MICHAEL LLOYD, of whom presently;
Anne Elizabeth Lloyd;
and twin daughters who died in infancy.
Colonel Davidson's fourth son,

ALASTAIR MICHAEL LLOYD DAVIDSON DL, of The Manor House, Eglinton, and his wife now live at The Manor House.


THE MANOR HOUSE, Eglinton, County Londonderry, is a two-storey late-Georgian house of 1837.

It was built by the Worshipful Company of Grocers, which owned 11,638 acres in the county ca 1870.

The Manor House was sold to James Davidson about 1850.


The house has an eaved roof, with a fanlighted doorway.

The Manor House was later extended by the addition of a battlemented wing, with a small battlemented turret at the junction of the wing and the original house.

The wing and turret have large, vermiculated quoins; while the original house has similar quoins.

The house is now run as bed and breakfast accommodation.

First published in May, 2014.

4 comments :

Northern Scrivener said...

Kenny Davidson served in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, (think one of the sons also did.) Kenny's wife was the Hon Elizabeth Maud Younger a daughter of 2nd Viscount Younger. The Manor House is the residence of Alastair Davidson (youngest son) and his wife Jean (both DL). They run the B & B. Andrew Davidson qualified as a solicitor and worked both north and south of the border.
The report of the Irish Estates (Special) Committee to the Court of Assistants of the Worshipful Company of Grocers indicates that the estate of the Grocers Company was some 11,745 acres together with an area of slob land. It was sold in eleven lots plus the slob land. The sale price totalled £157,656. The Davidson family purchased lots 6 and 7 for the sum of £41,500.

crossroadslad98 said...

Do you have any information on the Foyle Park Estate in Eglinton? I know that the Davidsons had owned the mansion for along time until 2011 when Andrew Davidson sold it. I know that the colonel Kenny was very passionate about the house and he adored it. Info on the house and land and the family's

crossroadslad98 said...

Any info on the property and the davidsons involvement with the estate will be appreciated :)

Wee Gee said...

House now for sale - see link https://www.propertypal.com/manor-house-15-main-street-eglinton/54196