DR WILLIAM YOUNG (1792-1854), of Galgorm Castle, son of William Young and his wife, Jane Hunter, married thrice.
By his first wife Anne (whom he wedded in 1823), daughter of William Gihon, he had issue,
JOHN;Dr Young, a physician, was succeeded by his elder son,
William Alexander (1829-94);
My Young married firstly, in 1855, Grace, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Patrick Savage; and by her he had issue,
Henry George, of Skeffington Lodge;Mr Young was High Sheriff of County Antrim, 1863; privy counsellor; a doctor of law.
WILLIAM ROBERT, of whom we treat;
John William Alexander;
George Charles Gillespie;
Anne Charlotte Maria; Maria; Grace Cottenham;
Charlotte Elizabeth Rose; Rose Maud; Janet Henrietta;
His eldest son, Brigadier-General Henry George Young CIE DSO (1870-1956), Indian Army, of Skeffington Lodge, was Sergeant-at-Arms, Parliament of Northern Ireland, 1921-51.
John Young's second son,
THE RT HON WILLIAM ROBERT YOUNG DL (1856-1933), of Galgorm Castle, married, in 1893, Mary Alice, daughter of the Rt Hon Sir Francis Macnaghten Bt.
This gentleman was partner of J & R Young, linen merchants, Belfast; Privy Counsellor, 1921.
By his wife, Mary, he had issue,
HILDA GRACE YOUNG (1896-1980), of Galgorm Castle, who espoused, in 1924, Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur O'Neill Cubitt Chichester OBE MC, and had issue,
ROSEMARY HILDA;The eldest daughter,
ROSEMARY HILDA, 2ND VISCOUNTESS BROOKEBOROUGH (1926-2007), married, in 1949, John, 2nd Viscount Brookeborough, of Colebrooke, County Fermanagh; and had issue,
Alan Henry, 3rd Viscount; of Colebrooke;The younger son, the Hon Christopher Brooke, of Galgorm Castle.
CHRISTOPHER ARTHUR, of whom we treat;
The present site, comprising 220 acres, includes remnants of the ancient Irish fort of the McQuillan clan.
After this, services, including baptisms, were held in the Castle's kitchen.
They were forward-thinking pioneers who ensured the prosperity of the estate by adopting innovative new farming methods such as building flax dams, a water wheel and tank.
At the time Galgorm was one of the premier agricultural estates in the Province.
The existing layout was perfectly suited to traditional methods, but totally inappropriate for the new mechanised approach.
The fine Jacobean house remains, having been altered and modernised in 1830 and 1850.
There is a small enclosed cultivated garden in the area of the bawn, which retains its Victorian formal bedding.
This layout succeeded an earlier garden. A wide grass-lined approach leads to the house.
The gate screen, bawn and walled garden are included in the listing.
The gate lodge was added in 1852.
Mary's father-in-law was a privy counsellor, deputy lieutenant and justice of the peace.
Until the 1st World War, there were never fewer than six domestic servants.
Labourers, coachmen, gardeners and gamekeepers on the estate usually numbered around fifteen.
Her husband's stepmother had died shortly before she and her husband moved to the castle and she took over supervision of the household.
Besides her husband, daughter and father-in-law, her husband's five brothers and seven sisters frequently stayed at the castle.
She died in 1946.
As a matter of record, Chichester was awarded the Military Cross,
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in command of his battalion. He was on his way back, wounded, when he saw a party of men almost isolated. He returned and rallied them against the attacking enemy".
Mr Brooke's son Archie will eventually succeed to the viscountcy of Brookeborough, the baronetcy of Colebrooke and Colebrooke Park, County Fermanagh.
First published in December, 2010.