Monday, 28 February 2022

Stradone House


This family was established in Ireland by ROBERT BOROWES, who settled at Drumlane, County Cavan, on the settlement of Ulster by JAMES I. His eldest son and heir, THOMAS BOROWES, became possessed of Stradone, of which estate he also received a patent of confirmation from CHARLES I, 1638. 

THOMAS BURROWES, of Stradone House, High Sheriff of County Cavan, 1743, married Jane, daughter of Thomas Nesbitt, of Lismore House, County Cavan, and had issue,
ROBERT, his heir;
Thomas, of Dangan Castle;
Arnold (Rev);
Margery; Anne; Martha; Jane.
The eldest son,

ROBERT BURROWES, of Stradone House, High Sheriff of County Cavan, 1773, married Sophia, daughter of the Ven Joseph Story, Archdeacon of Kilmore, and had issue,
THOMAS, his heir;
Jane; Sophia; Anne; Frances.
Mr Burrowes died in 1741, and was succeeded by his son,

MAJOR THOMAS BURROWES (1772-1836), of Stradone House, High Sheriff of County Cavan, 1803, who married, in 1807, Susan, daughter of the Rev Henry Seward, of Badsey, Worcestershire, and had issue,
ROBERT, his heir;
James Edward;
Honora Seward.
Major Borrowes was succeeded by his eldest son,

ROBERT BURROWES JP DL MP (1810-81), of Stradone House, High Sheriff of County Cavan, 1838, MP for Cavan, 1855-57, who wedded, in 1838, Anne Frances, only daughter of John Garden, of Barnane, County Tipperary, and had issue,
Thomas, died in infancy;
ROBERT JAMES, his heir;
Arnold Henry (1846-48);
Frances Susan; Honora; Mary Anne Cecilia.
Mr Borrowes was succeeded by his only surviving son,

ROBERT JAMES BURROWES JP DL (1844-93), of Stradone House, High Sheriff of County Cavan, 1883, Captain, 1st Dragoon Guards, who married, in 1876, Ella (44, Thurloe Square), daughter of Commodore Magruder, US Navy, and niece of Major-General JB Magruder, and had issue,
THOMAS JAMES, his heir;
Robert Philip;
Helena Mary; Kathleen Fanny.
Mr Borrowes was succeeded by his eldest son,

THOMAS JAMES BURROWES JP DL (1880-1935), of Stradone House, High Sheriff of County Cavan, 1902,  who espoused, in 1920, Blanche Wilson, daughter of Joseph Charles Mappin, and had issue,
Robert Philip (1920-91);
James Edward;
Anne Seward Francis; Susan Honora.

STRADONE HOUSE, near Stradone, County Cavan, was a late Georgian mansion by John Keane, with a two-storey front, and a large return with an extra mezzanine storey.

(Image: Darryl Davey)

The entrance front had five bays, the central bay recessed under a massive arch, beneath a pediment.

The ground-floor windows on either side of the entrance were set in shallow arched recesses.

(Image: Darryl Davey)

The house had an eaved roof on a bracket cornice.

Stradone House was burnt by the IRA in 1921 and subsequently demolished. 

Former London residence ~ 22 Lowndes Street.

First published in August, 2012.


Charles said...

I live in Stradone, Co. Cavan and I am delighted to come across this detailed history of the Burrows Family.
Thanks very much.
Charles OReilly.

Unknown said...

I have a small gilded Cambridge Bible dated 1877 that was the property of a Robert Burrowes. His name is rubber stamped in purple ink in several places.
If anyone has information or can be of assistance, please contact me at
thank you,

Unknown said...

I am in possession of a small ornate Cambridge Bible that belonged to a Robert Burrowes. I am trying to get more information. If anyone can help, please contact me at
Thank you,

tee said...

I am looking for information for Elizabeth (Henrietta) Burrowes of Stradone she was my GGG grandfather Brigadier Wilbraham Tollemache Edwards first wife and also a cousin to my GGG grandmother, Brigadiers third wife, Rose Jane Riddell and her mother was Rose Nesbitt of Lismore.

If anyone out there has any information please contact me at

Thank you.

Steve Evans said...

I have direct ancestors from Stradone, members of the Parsons family e.g. James Parsons b1848. I would be very grateful for any information -
Thank you.