"Pooler" says STUART in his Historical Memoirs of Armagh, "in almost every sortie made by the famous Murray, was always in the thickest of the battle, and yet escaped unhurt.
When, however, the garrison had received information that the Irish army had commenced its retreat, Pooler looked through an embrasure in the battlements in hope of witnessing its final departure.
At that moment a random shot from one of those who had lingered in the rear struck him on the head, and killed him on the spot, the last man slain at the siege of Derry."In the Metrical Catalogue of Besiegers and Defenders of Derry, 1689, published in GRAHAM'S Ireland Observed, Pooler is alluded to in the following line ~ "Cust and Cross and Pooler of Tyross."
CAPTAIN ROBERT POOLER, born in 1541, married Maud, only daughter of George Armitage, and left a son,
ROBERT POOLER, of Tyross, County Armagh, born in 1594, who wedded Elizabeth, second daughter of Walter Bond, and had a son,
ROBERT POOLER, of Tyross, born in 1626, who espoused Susanna, sister of John Grindall, Governor of Antigua.
He is said to have died in 1742 aged 116 (despite the implausibility of this account), leaving a son,
JOHN POOLER (1700-46), of Tyross, who married Martha, daughter of William Scott, of Scottsborough, County Fermanagh, and had a son,
ROBERT POOLER (1734-1823), of Tyross, who wedded Katharine, daughter of John Galbraith, of Roscavey, County Tyrone, by whom he had issue,
ROBERT, of whom hereafter;The eldest son,
John, army major, k/a;
Galbraith, died unmarried;
Rebecca; Martha; Anne; Katharine.
ROBERT POOLER, of Tyross, espoused, in 1812, Frances, daughter of Samuel Reid, of Newry.
He died in 1865, having had issue,
Robert, died unmarried;The fourth son,
John, died unmarried;
Hugh, died unmarried;
JAMES GALBRAITH, his heir;
Isaac, died unmarried;
Jane; Katherine; Margaret.
THE REV CANON DR JAMES GALBRAITH POOLER DD (1826-96),
Rector of Newtownards, County Down; Rural Dean of Bangor; Chaplain to the Marquess of Londonderry; Canon of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.Dr Pooler married, in 1855, Angelica, fifth daughter of the Rev Edward Leslie, Rector of Annahilt, County Down, and granddaughter of Charles Powell Leslie MP, of Castle Leslie, County Monaghan, and by her had issue,
LEWIS ARTHUR TREVOR, of whom we treat;Dr Pooler's eldest son,
Charles Francis Knox (Rev);
Edward Leslie (Dr), MD;
James Galbraith George;
Frances May; Ida Frances Margaret;
THE REV CANON DR LEWIS ARTHUR TREVOR POOLER DD (1858-), of Tyross, County Armagh,
Minor Canon of Down Cathedral; Chaplain of Hollymount, 1889-99; examining chaplain to the Lord Bishop of Down, 1898-; Rural Dean of Lecale East; Rector of Down and Hollymount, 1899-; Canon of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin; Chaplain to His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1903-.Canon Pooler wedded, in 1885, Augusta, second daughter of the Ven John Charles Wolfe, Archdeacon of Clogher, and had issue,
JAMES GALBRAITH;His son,
JAMES GALBRAITH POOLER (1887-), of Downpatrick, Curate of Down, lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles.
His elder son,
JAMES HAMPDEN WOLFE POOLER (1927-), of Tyross, lieutenant, 16/5th Lancers, High Sheriff of County Down, 1980, married, in 1954, Mary Louisa, daughter of Philip Stewart, of Strangford, County Down, and has issue,
RICHARD GALBRAITH POOLER, born in 1956.
Former seats ~ Tyross, County Armagh; Bessmount, County Down.