Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Ballydivity House

THE FAMILY OF MOORE OWNED 8,242 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNTY ANTRIM

ANDREW STEWART settled in Ulster after the battle of Culloden, 1746. His son,

JAMES STEWART, married Jane, only daughter of James Moore, of Ballydivity, County Antrim, and was father of

JAMES STEWART-MOORE, of Ballydivity, High Sheriff of County Antrim, 1798.

He wedded, in 1792, Margaret, daughter of the Ven William Sturrock, Archdeacon of Armagh, and died in 1845, having had issue,
JAMES, his heir;
John;
Henry;
Harriett; Jane; Elizabeth.
The eldest son,

JAMES STEWART-MOORE JP DL (1793-1870), of Ballydivity, High Sheriff, 1849, Captain, 11th Hussars, served in the Peninsular War, at Waterloo, and at India, espoused, in 1845, Frances, daughter of Henry Richardson, of Somerset, County Londonderry, and had issue,
JAMES, his heir;
Henry;
Margaret; Catherine Elizabeth.
The elder son,

JAMES STEWART-MOORE JP DL (1847-1932), of Ballydivity, High Sheriff, 1880, married, in 1871, Elizabeth, daughter of Charles Stuart, of Ballyhivistock, County Antrim, and had issue,
JAMES, b 1876;
Charles Francis, b 1878;
Ethel; Mary; Katherine Frances.
The elder son,

JAMES STEWART-MOORE (1876-1957), of Ballydivity, was succeeded by his son,

ALEXANDER WYNDHAM HUME STEWART-MOORE, of Moyarget, County Antrim, who wedded, in 1948, Magdalene Clare, daughter of Sir David Richard Llewellyn Bt, and has issue,
CHRISTOPHER WYNDHAM HUME, b 1949;
Michael David, b 1950;
James Anthony, b 1953;
Gillian Clare, b 1956.

BALLYDIVITY HOUSE, near Ballymoney, County Antrim, is a two storey, three bay house of ca 1760.

The door has a square fanlight.


The house was extended and the drawing-room enlarged ca 1910-11.

It has a central staircase.

At the time of writing (February, 2016) Ballydivity House is for sale.

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