John Hopkins Dare, of Theydon Bois, Essex, who died unmarried in 1805.Mrs Dare married secondly, 1791, JOHN MARMADUKE GRAFTON, of Cranbrook House (only son of John Marmaduke Grafton, of Romford), who took the surname of DARE, in addition to that of GRAFTON, in 1805, and died in 1810.
Mrs Dare died in 1823, leaving by her second husband an only child,
ELIZABETH GRAFTON GRAFTON-DARE (1793-), who wedded, in 1815, ROBERT WESTLEY HALL, of Wyefield, and of Cranbrook, High Sheriff of Essex, 1821, and MP for South Essex, who took the surname and arms of DARE, 1823, in addition to those of HALL.
Mr Hall-Dare and his sister, Elizabeth Catherine, were the children of Robert Westley Hall, of Ilford Lodge and FitzWalters, Essex, by Maria Elizabeth his wife, widow of Abraham de Codyn, of Demerara, and daughter of Cornelius Brower, of the same place and grandchildren of the Rev Westley Hall, who died in London ca 1770.
The Rev Westley Hall was son of one of the Halls of Hillsborough, Kent, who married the sister of Sir Robert Westley, Lord Mayor of London.
Mr Hall-Dare died in 1836, and by his said wife, Elizabeth Grafton Grafton-Dare, left issue,
ROBERT WESTLEY, his heir;The eldest son,
John Grafton, 1818-19;
Arthur Charles; died in infancy;
Francis Marmaduke, b 1830;
Mary Elizabeth; Emma Burton; Anne Mildmay; Agnes; Elizabeth.
ROBERT WESTLEY HALL-DARE (1817-66), of FitzWalters, Essex, married, in 1839, Frances Anna Catherine, daughter of Gustavus Lambart, of Beauparc, County Meath, and had issue,
ROBERT WESTLEY, his heir;Mr Hall-Dare was succeeded by his elder son,
Olivia Frances Grafton; Mabel Virginia Anna; Frances Maria.
ROBERT WESTLEY HALL-DARE JP DL (1840-76), of Newtownbarry House, County Wexford, and of Theydon Bois, Essex, High Sheriff of County Wexford, 1872, who wedded, in 1863, Caroline Susan Henrietta, second daughter of Henry Newton, of Mount Leinster Lodge, County Carlow and had issue,
John Marmaduke, died in infancy;Mr Hall-Dare was succeeded by his eldest surviving son,
ROBERT WESTLEY, his heir;
Elizabeth Frances; Hilda Mary; Evelyn Una.
ROBERT WESTLEY HALL-DARE JP DL (1866-1939), of Newtownbarry House and East Hall, Wennington, Essex, High Sheriff of Wexford, 1891, and of Carlow, 1896, Captain, 9th Brigade, N Irish Division, RA, who espoused, in 1896, Helen, second daughter of John Taylor Gordon, of Nethermuir, Aberdeenshire, and Blackhouse, Ayrshire, and had issue,
ROBERT WESTLEY, his heir;Mr Hall-Dare was succeeded by his eldest son,
Charles Grafton, b 1902;
ROBERT WESTLEY HALL-DARE (1899-1972), of Newtownbarry House, who married, in 1937, Elizabeth Maria Patricia, daughter of John Brooks Close-Brooks, and had issue, an only child,
CLODY ELIZABETH HALL-DARE (1938-), of Newtownbarry House, educated at Byam Shaw School of the Arts, London; lecturer at City and Guilds College of Art, London, and lived in 1976 at Newtownbarry House.
NEWTOWNBARRY HOUSE, near Bunclody, County Wexford, built between 1883-89, is one of the last country houses designed by Sir Charles Lanyon, assisted by his pupil W H Lynn and his son John.
It is almost entirely a new structure, both extraordinarily austere and Italianate at the same time.
The fenestration of the two adjoining garden fronts reveals a sequence of rooms, expressed with military precision in impeccably detailed granite.
Features of the house include a top-lit picture gallery and a richly carved staircase which lets natural light onto the landing, staircase and hall.
There also many finely carved fireplaces.
The library is finely crafted from wood.
Newtownbarry was built by the Hall-Dare family and still remains in the family.
A lot of the information in this script is quoted from an architectural report by Jeremy Williams.
Newtownbarry House is surrounded by beautiful landscapes, gardens and a large pond adjacent to the entrance of the house.
There is an ornamental lake; the Rose Garden; the recently renovated 19th century Sunken Garden.
The prospect from the banks of the River Slaney is to the heights of the Blackstairs Mountains.
The present owner is Clody Norton, the daughter of Robert Westley Hall-Dare, who lives there today with her family.
First published in August, 2012.