Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Dobbin of Armagh

THE DOBBINS OWNED 1,097 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNTY ARMAGH

The family of DOBBIN is of ancient standing in Ulster.

Numerous members of the family served the office of Mayor of Carrickfergus between 1571 and 1725.

About the period of the Revolution, 1690, two brothers of this family removed from Carrickfergus, County Antrim, to County Armagh, viz. THOMAS DOBBIN and ROBERT DOBBIN.

The younger brother,

ROBERT DOBBIN (c1660-1735), settled at Tirnascobe, County Armagh and named his abode Mount Dobbin.

He and his brother held 357 acres in the townlands of Tirnascobe, Altaturk, and Rathdrumgran, all in County Armagh.

Mr Dobbin married Isabella Stewart, and had issue,
Archibald;
Henry;
Robert;
John;
James;
LEONARD, of whom hereafter;
Elizabeth; Jane; Rosanna; Ann.
The youngest son,

LEONARD DOBBIN (1699-1770), of Armagh, wedded Mary, daughter of Thomas Oates, and niece of General Murray (distinguished at the siege of Londonderry), and had issue,
THOMAS, his heir;
Leonard, MP for Armagh;
John;
Anne; Jane; Mary.
The eldest son,

THOMAS DOBBIN (1754-1807), espoused, in 1787, Rhoda, daughter of Robert Brown, of Kiltown, County Donegal, and had issue,
LEONARD, his heir;
Robert Brown;
Thomas;
Alexander John;
Lucinda; Mary; Jane; Anne; Rhoda.
The eldest son,

LEONARD DOBBIN (1789-1881), of the City of Armagh, of Woodpark, County Armagh, and of Templeport, County Cavan, Clerk of the Peace for County Armagh, married, in 1822, Mary, forth daughter of the Rev Dr George Miller, Rector of Derryvullan, County Fermanagh, and had issue,
Leonard (1825-48);
Thomas (1831-65);
GEORGE MILLER, of whom hereafter;
Robert Alexander;
William;
Henry Brooke;
Charles Edward;
Elizabeth; Rhoda Mary.
Mr Dobbin, who was nephew and heir-at-law of Leonard Dobbin MP, was succeeded by his eldest surviving son,

GEORGE MILLER DOBBIN JP (1833-1919), of Drummulla House, County Louth, High Sheriff of County Armagh, 1884, Lieutenant-Colonel, Royal Artillery, who wedded, in 1868, Elizabeth Jane, daughter of Colonel George Turnbull Marshall, Bengal Army, and had issue,
LEONARD GEORGE WILLIAM, Major, DSO (b 1871), of Drummulla House;
Herbert Thomas, CBE DSO, Brigadier;
George Henry;
Arthur William;
Rhoda Margaret Elizabeth; Mary Marshall; Annie.

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