Thursday, 23 June 2016

Drumcondra House

THE COGHILL BARONETS OWNED 472 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNTY DUBLIN

The family of COGHILL was prominent in Yorkshire.

SIR JOHN COGHILL, LL.D, Master in Chancery in Ireland, married Hester, daughter of Tobias Cramer, of Ballyfoyle, County Kilkenny; and dying in 1699, left issue,
Marmaduke (Rt Hon), CHANCELLOR OF THE IRISH EXCHEQUER;
JAMES, of whom presently;
Hester, m Oliver Cramer, mother of
JOHN CRAMER.
The younger son,

JAMES COGHILL, LL.D, Registrar of the Prerogative Court, wedded Mary, sister of Thomas Pearson MP, of Rathmore, County Meath.

He died in 1734, leaving an only daughter and heir,

HESTER COGHILL, who espoused Charles Moore, Earl of Charleville (who dsp 1764, when that dignity and the barony of Tullamore became extinct).

Her ladyship married secondly, Major John Mayne, who assumed the name of COGHILL, and was created a baronet in 1781; but dying without an heir, that title expired.

The Countess of Charleville thus having no issue by either of her husbands, bequeathed her property, at her decease, to her cousin (refer to issue of Hester, daughter of Sir John Coghill, Master in Chancery),

JOHN CRAMER (1732-90), of Coghill Hall, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, who thereupon assumed the name of COGHILL, and was created a baronet in 1778.

Sir John wedded Maria, daughter of the Most Rev Josiah Hort, Lord Archbishop of Tuam, by whom he had issue,
JOHN, his successor;
JOSIAH, 3rd Baronet;
Judith; Eliza; Frances; Priscilla; Sophia.
He was succeeded by his elder son,

SIR JOHN CRAMER-COGHILL (1766-1817), 2nd Baronet, who assumed, in 1807, the surname and arms of COGHILL only.

He died without issue, when the title devolved upon his brother,

VICE-ADMIRAL SIR JOSIAH COGHILL (1773-1850), 3rd Baronet, who married firstly, in 1812, Miss Dodson, by whom he had three daughters,
Caroline Mary;
Emmeline Katherine Egerton;
Josephine.
He wedded secondly, in 1819, Anna Maria, eldest daughter of the Rt Hon Charles Kendal Bushe, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench in Ireland, by whom he had issue,
JOHN JOSCELYN, his successor;
Kendal Josiah William;
Rosanna Louisa; Sydney Alicia; Florence;
Georgina; Adelaide; Sylvia.
Sir Josiah was succeeded by his eldest son,

SIR JOHN JOSCELYN COGHILL, 4th Baronet (1826-1905), JP, DL, High Sheriff of County Dublin, 1859, who married, in 1851, the Hon Katherine Frances Plunket, daughter of John, 3rd Baron Plunket of Newton, and had issue,
NEVILL JOSIAH AYLMER;
EGERTON BUSHE, 5th Baronet;
Claude Plunkett;
Ethel Charlotte; Violet Alice Penrose.
Sir John's eldest son,

NEVILL JOSIAH AYLMER COGHILL VC (1852-79), Lieutenant, 24th Foot Regiment, was killed in action while saving the colours of his regiment.

His younger brother

SIR EGERTON BUSHE COGHILL, 5th Baronet (1853-1921), JP, DL, wedded, in 1893, Elizabeth Hildegarde Augusta, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Henry Somerville, and had issue,
MARMADUKE NEVILL PATRICK SOMERVILLE, his heir;
Nevill Henry Kendal Aylmer, 1899-1980;
JOSCELYN AMBROSE CRAMER, 7th Baronet;
Katherine Adelaide Hildegarde.
Sir Egerton was succeeded by his eldest son,

LIEUTENANT-COLONEL SIR MARMADUKE NEVILL PATRICK SOMERVILLE COGHILL, 6th Baronet (1896-1981), TD, DL, who died unmarried, when the title devolved upon his brother,

SIR JOSCELINE AMBROSE CRAMER COGHILL, 7th Baronet;
  • Sir Joscelyn Ambrose Cramer Coghill, 7th Baronet (1902-83);
  • Sir Egerton James Nevill Tobias "Toby" Coghill, 8th Baronet (1930–2000);
  • Sir Patrick Kendal Farley Coghill, 9th Baronet (b 1960).


DRUMCONDRA HOUSE, Drumcondra, County Dublin, now All Hallows College, is an early 18th century house of considerable significance.

It comprises three storeys with two adjoining fronts.

The more august of the two has massive Corinthian pilasters which support a balustraded Corinthian entablature.

This feature is adorned with niches, aedicules and segmental pediments above the windows and two doorways.


The plainer front was designed by Sir Edward Lovett Pearce for Marmaduke Coghill, MP, Chancellor of the Irish Exchequer, and Judge of the Prerogative Court.

In the grounds is a temple with pediment and Corinthian pilasters.

Other former seats ~ Randall's Park, Surrey; Glen Barrahane Castle, Castletownshend, County Cork.

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