Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Barton of Clonelly


This family was established in Ulster by

THOMAS BARTON, of Norwich, Norfolk, who is said to have accompanied the Earl of Essex's army into Ireland.

Mr Barton was one of the first burgesses of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.

In 1610 he obtained a grant of land comprising a district called Druminshin and Necarne, County Fermanagh.

Some of these lands were exchanged by him for others in the neighbourhood still in the possession of the elder branch of the family.

He married Margaret Lloyd, and had a son,


WILLIAM BARTON (c1630-93), of Boa Island and Curraghmore, who wedded Jane Hannah Forster, and had issue,
Edward, his heir; ancestor of BARTON of Greenfort;
WILLIAM, of whom we treat.
The younger son,

WILLIAM BARTON, of Curraghmore, County Fermanagh, espoused Elizabeth, daughter of John Dickson, of Ballyshannon, and had issue,
THOMAS, his heir;
George, died unmarried;
Elizabeth; Everina.
Mr Barton died in 1695, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

THOMAS BARTON (1695-1780), of Curraghmore, who established the HOUSE OF BUSINESS AT BORDEAUX, France, 1725, and acquired a considerable fortune.

He purchased the estate of Grove, County Tipperary, in 1752.

Mr Barton married, in 1722, his cousin Margaret, youngest daughter of Robert Delap, of Ballyshannon, County Donegal, and had issue, an only child,

WILLIAM BARTON (1723-92), of The Grove, County Tipperary, who wedded, in 1754, Grace, eldest daughter of the Very Rev Charles Massy, Dean of Limerick, and sister of Sir Hugh Dillon Massy, 1st Baronet, of Donass, County Clare, and had issue,
Thomas, his heir;
WILLIAM, of whom hereafter;
Charles, of The Waterfoot;
Hugh, of Straffan;
Robert (Sir), KCH, Lieutenant-General in the Army;
Dunbar, of Rochestown; Army;
Grace; Elizabeth; Margaret.
The second son,

WILLIAM BARTON (1758-1835), of Clonelly, near Pettigo, County Fermanagh, succeeded to the estates of Clonelly, and married, in 1796, Anne Isabella, daughter of Folliott Warren JP DL, of Lodge, County Kilkenny, by whom he had issue,
Folliott Warren, JP DL, of Clonelly, High Sheriff of Fermanagh, 1834; died unmarried;
Edward George, barrister, died unmarried 1837.

CLONELLY HOUSE, near Pettigo, County Fermanagh, was a house of about 1805; now gone and the land is forested.

I am seeking images and further information relating to Clonelly.

First published in November, 2019.

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