Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Reade of Carncairn

ALEXANDER READ was father of

JOHN READ, of Downpatrick, County Down, born ca 1720, who had issue,

ROBERT READ, a merchant in Dublin, born in 1744, who married Letitia, daughter of Sir John Doyle, and was father of

DR THOMAS READE (1795-1873), of 7, Wellington Place, Belfast, a distinguished physician, who wedded Helena Harriett, daughter of the Rev James Traill Sturrock, Rector of Seapatrick, County Down, and had issue,
ROBERT HENRY STURROCK, of whom presently;
James Thomas;
Annabella Emily; Isabella Leticia.

Dr Reade was born in Dublin; studied at Trinity College, Dublin; BA, 1818; MB, 1818; MRCSE, 1820; MRCSI, 1825.

He commenced practice in Letterkenny in 1822, afterwards removed to Londonderry, thence to Coleraine in 1831, and finally to Belfast in 1840.

He published, among other papers, a valuable treatise on the Brain.

Dr Reade's eldest son,

ROBERT HENRY STURROCK READE DL (1837-1913), of WILMONT, Dunmurry, County Antrim, High Sheriff of County Antrim, 1901, Chairman, York Street Flax Spinning Company Ltd, Belfast, who espoused, in 1875, Dorothea Emily Florence, daughter of the Rev George Robbins, of Florence, Italy, Rector of Courteen Hall, Northamptonshire, and had issue,

Robert Ernest, DSO (1879-1901);
Harriette Ethel Stewart; Emily Mary Sophia.
The elder son,

GEORGE STURROCK READE JP DL (1877-1950), of Carncairn Lodge, Broughshane, County Antrim, formerly of Firgrove, Muckamore, County Antrim, High Sheriff of County Antrim, 1915, Vice-President, Royal Ulster Agricultural Society, Director, York Street Flax Spinning Company Ltd, Belfast, married, in 1912, Elise Allen, daughter of Henry Tregellas, of Hurlingham, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and had issue,
ROBERT HENRY, his heir;
The only son,

ROBERT HENRY (Robin) READE MC ERD DL (1919-2002), of Carncairn Lodge, Major, Royal Artillery, High Sheriff of County Antrim, 1956, Director, York Street Flax Spinning Company, wedded, in 1948, Kathleen Grace, only daughter of Edgar Reginald Casement, of Coolgreany, Ballycastle, County Antrim, and had issue,
Richard George, DL b 1949; former Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Co Antrim;
David John, b 1955;
Patricia Elise, b 1951.
Carncairn Lodge, Broughshane, County Antrim

The Reades resided at Wilmont for forty years, until George Reade sold it, in 1919, to the Dixons.

First published in March, 2015.

1 comment :

Unknown said...

Once visited Carncairn when they were involved in daffodil growing. Magnificent sight!