This family came over to Ulster from Ramsey, Isle of Man, early in the 18th century.
HUGH CASEMENT married, in 1740, Elizabeth, daughter of George Higginson, of Magheragall.
He died in 1797, having had issue,
George, surgeon RN;The second son,
ROGER, of whom presently;
ROGER CASEMENT, of Harryville, County Antrim, wedded firstly, Catherine, brother of Julius Cosnahan, of Peel, Isle of Man, and had, with other issue,
THOMAS, of whom presently;Mr Casement espoused secondly, in 1819, Margaret, daughter of Andrew McQuilty, and had by her further issue,
George, of Fenagh, Co Antrim, barrister;Mr Casement died in 1832, ans was succeeded by his eldest surviving son,
JOHN, succeeded his half-brother;
THOMAS CASEMENT JP (1799-1874), of Ballee House, County Antrim, High Sheriff of County Antrim, 1874, who married, in 1848, Dorinda Deborah, daughter of Thomas Abbot JP, of Mount Bellew, County Galway, and left an only daughter and heiress,
CATHERINE COSNAHAN CASEMENT, of Ballee House, who wedded, in 1869, Colonel Eldred Thomas Pottinger, Royal Artillery.
His half brother,
JOHN CASEMENT JP (1825-1902), of Magherintemple, County Antrim, High Sheriff of County Antrim, 1881, married firstly, in 1849, Charlotte, daughter of Brabazon Newcomen, of Camla House, County Rosscommon, and had issue,
ROGER, of whom presently;Mr Casement wedded secondly, in 1859, Charlotte, daughter of Alexander Miller, of Ballycastle.
Brabazon Newcomen, MD.
He was succeeded by his eldest son,
ROGER CASEMENT JP DL (1850-1928), of Magherintemple, who married, in 1877, Susanna, daughter of James Beatty, and had issue,
JOHN, of whom presently;The eldest son,
Francis, DSO, Major-General in the army;
JOHN CASEMENT DSO DL (1880-1944), of Magherintemple, a captain in the Royal Navy, married, in 1916, ANNA BEATRICE, daughter of John Frederick William Hodges, of Glenravel, County Antrim.
He died without male issue. His widow,
ANNA BEATRICE, MRS CASEMENT OBE (1887-1975), inherited Magherintemple for her lifetime, with reversion to her nephew, Francis Charles Casement.
Patrick Casement OBE was Chairman of the National Trust's Northern Ireland Committee, 2000-2010.
He is a zoology graduate from Oxford and holds a masters degree in Ecology; farms a large beef and sheep farm; has previously served on the Northern Ireland Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside.(Sir) Roger Casement was a cousin of Patrick Casement's grandfather.
MAGHERINTEMPLE HOUSE, near Ballycastle, County Antrim, was built ca 1875 in the Scottish-Baronial style, the seat of the Casement family.
Mr Roger Casement (Sir Roger Casement CMG) was a member of this family.
An earlier, quite modest, house called Churchfield was described in 1835 as being a plain two storey dwelling, the property of the Casement family from 1790.
It was considerably enlarged in 1874-75 for John Casement, adding an austere Scottish-baronial block in Ballyvoy stone with gate lodge in matching style.
The grimness of the architecture is, to some degree, offset by the good high position of the house and its splendid views. The gardens are maintained.
There is a walled garden on a slope, with a bog garden at the bottom.
The walled garden is fully planted up with vegetables, fruit and ornamental plants.
The present layout dates from 1973. There are both woodland and shelter trees.
The gate lodge replaced an earlier lodge located on the opposite side of the gates.
Two small stone figures that are placed in the rockery in the garden are said to have come from Culfeightrin Church.
Magherintemple gate lodge is available for rent.
First published in December, 2010.