ELDRED CURWEN, his heir;
THOMAS, his heir, of Kilbride house, co Kildare; m Miss Fulton and had issue;
Robert, military officer, East India Company; d 1807;
HENRY, 1st Baronet;
Edward Curwen, East India Company; d 1807;
Charles James Fox, military officer, East India Company; d 1834;
John, Midshipman RN; d 1807;
Edward, died in infancy;
Charlotte; Alicia; Frances.
THOMAS POTTINGER, married firstly, Charlotte Moore, and by her had issue,
ELDRED POTTINGER CB (1811-43), renowned for his heroic expolits at Herat, Afghanistan.
He wedded secondly, Miss Eliza Fulton, and, with three sons and four daughters, had a son, Major-General John Pottinger (1815-77).
Mr Pottinger's second son,
LIEUTENANT-GENERAL THE RT HON SIR HENRY POTTINGER GCB, 1st Baronet (1789-1856), was born at Mount Pottinger, near Belfast.
His brother William erected a memorial tablet to him at St George's Church, High Street, Belfast, in 1861.
SIR HENRY POTTINGER, 3rd Baronet (1834-1909), whose only child, Ethel Adeline Pottinger, married Henry Meysey Meysey-Thompson, 1st and last Baron Knaresborough, son of Sir Harry Stephen Meysey-Thompson, 1st Baronet, and Elizabeth Anne Croft, in 1885.
She died in 1922.
The 3rd Baronet died at Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, without male issue, when the title became extinct.
THE ANTIQUITY of this family is proved by the fact, as shown in the Herald's Office, that Sir Henry Pottinger was 31st in lineal descent from Robert, first Saxon king of all England, and grandfather of Alfred the Great.
The elder branch settled in Ireland at a very early period.
The second son became a merchant in Bruges, and from him are descended the Pottingers of Berkshire.
His eldest son Walter was killed in the expedition of Guiana under his godfather, Sir Walter Raleigh.
the said earl, in consideration of £300, granted, bargained, sold, released, and confirmed, unto the said Thomas Pottinger, his heirs and assigns, for ever, the Townland of Ballymacarrett, alias, Balinacrett, in the Parish of Knock, in the Barony of Castlereagh and County of Down, and then in the tenure and occupation of John Kelso,
and Captain James McGill, their undertenants and cottyers, together with all and singular the castles, &c; loughs, ponds, fishings, marshes, and waye of water, ferrie and ferry boats, and all and singular other profits, commodities, emoluments, immunities, rents, reversions, remainders, appendances, rights, members, advantage.
And appurtenances whatsoever, to the said townland, incident, belonging, or in any waye appertaining, by what name or names soever the same be called or known, by or belonging to, or to the same usually had, occupied, enjoyed, or reputed, accepted, used, and known as part and parcel thereof;
and also the Come Mill called by the name of Owen Corke Mill, situate neere or upon the premises; together with the lands belonging to the said Corne Mill then, in the possession of John Wilson, and his undertenants and cottyers;
that was to say, six acres of land, part of Ballymacarrett, aforesaid, and six acres of land, part of Ballyhackamore, together with the nett profits of toll or mulcture thereunto belonging, issuing and payable out of the townes and lands of Ballymacarett, Ballyhackamore, Knocke, Ballyloghan, Strandtown, Ballymather, and Ballymaser;
and also the fynes payable thereout by the tennants inhabitinge the said townslands for not grinding their corne and grayne at the said mill, according to the covenants therein exprest, and all other incident profits and dutyes to the said mill belonginge:
Yielding and paying yearly and every year, to the said Earl, his heirs and assigns, yearly for ever, the full sum of £30 sterling.Ballymacarrett's only residents of note at the end of the 18th century were the Pottingers, who had built a large three-storey house called Mount Pottinger, later known simply as The Mount.
Having experienced some financial difficulties, the family was forced to sell Ballymacarrett to Barry Yelverton, lord chief baron and later Lord Avonmore.
He began planning and building a number of streets in Ballymacarrett.
The 1st Marquess of Donegall was not keen to see another town beyond his influence being on the other side of the river, so purchased Ballymacarrett for £20,000.
The old demesne of Mount Pottinger was remodelled during the 1840s as a square of substantial gentlemen's residences complete with spacious gardens.