Monday, 9 September 2019

Massy-Beresford of St Hubert's

THE MASSY-BERESFORDS OWNED 1,183 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNTY FERMANAGH


THE HON JOHN MASSY, son of Hugh, 2nd Baron Massy, married Maria, daughter of Robert Maunsell, and had issue,
Hugh, died in 1862;
JOHN MAUNSELL, of whom hereafter.
Mr Massy died in 1869, and was succeeded by his younger son,

THE VERY REV JOHN MAUNSELL MASSY-BERESFORD (1823-86), Dean of Kilmore, of St Hubert's, County Fermanagh, and Macbie Hill, Peeblesshire, wedded, in 1851, Emily Sarah, daughter of the Rev John Isaac Beresford (descendant of the noble house of WATERFORD), and had issue,
JOHN GEORGE BERESFORD, his heir;
Emily Louisa; Selina Harriette Perotine.
The Dean changed his name, in 1871, to MASSY-BERESFORD.

He was succeeded by his only son,

(JOHN) GEORGE BERESFORD MASSY-BERESFORD JP DL (1856-1923), of St Hubert's and Macbie Hill, High Sheriff of County Fermanagh, 1900, who wedded, in 1892, Alice Elizabeth, daughter of John, 1st Baron Dunleath, and had issue,
TRISTRAM HUGH, his heir;
John Clarina (1897-1918), killed in action;
Desmond George;
Monica Emily.
Mr Massy-Beresford was succeeded by his eldest son,

BRIGADIER TRISTRAM (Tim) HUGH MASSY-BERESFORD DSO MVO MC (1896-1987), of Surrey, who married, in 1927, Helen Lindsay, daughter of Lindsay Crompton Lawford, and had issue,
Michael James;
Christopher Kerry;
Patricia Nell (Dr).
St Hubert's

1 comment :

Richard Gordon said...

My grandfather, Geoffrey Corbett (Shropshire Corbetts) came to Northern Ireland with his new bride in 1914 to be the Land Agent at Crom Castle. He was not very taken with the Land Agent's House and he then bought Rossferry, just beside Geaglum Pier. He served with the Coldstream Guards during WW1 and was awarded the DSO (unusual for a subaltern - I have the citation). At some stage - 1920's ? - he then bought the neighbouring St Huberts - not sure whether house and land or just land.

I was born at Rossferry in 1944 and christened in Crom Church, now living in Killinchy, Co Down. My grandparents returned to England on his retirement in the early 1950s.

Richard Gordon
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