Thursday, 10 June 2021

Vaughan of Quilly


The first of this family on record in Ireland was

THE REV GEORGE VAUGHAN, born in 1634, who resided for some time near Ardee, County Louth.

He was first appointed Curate of Dundalk, and afterwards Treasurer of Dromore Cathedral.

The Rev G Vaughan died leaving a son,

THE REV JOHN VAUGHAN (1675-1745), Rector of the united parishes of Dromore and Annaclone, County Down; who purchased an estate in the parish of Donaghmore and other property in County Down.

Mr Vaughan married, in 1710, Anne, sister of the Rt Rev Ralph Lambert, Lord Bishop of Dromore, and had issue,
RALPH, b 1711; died unmarried;
GEORGE, of whom hereafter;
The Rev J Vaughan's second son,

THE REV GEORGE VAUGHAN (1713-94) succeeding his father as Rector of Dromore and Annaclone, wedded Margaret Smith, of Clontibret, County Monaghan, and had issue,
RALPH, his heir;
GEORGE, of whom hereafter;
The Rev G Vaughan's eldest son,

RALPH VAUGHAN, succeeding to the property of his uncle, Ralph, espoused Miss Montgomery, of County Monaghan (cousin of Ann, wife of his brother George), and had a daughter,
ANNE, m her cousin, George Vaughan, of Quilly (see below).
The Rev George Vaughan's second son,

GEORGE VAUGHAN, of Villa, County Down, Colonel, Dromore and Donaghcloney Volunteers, 1793, wedded Anne Montgomery, of Bessmount, County Monaghan, and had issue,
John, of Villa, died unmarried;
GEORGE, of whom we treat;
Ralph, died unmarried;
Margaret, died unmarried.
The second son,

GEORGE VAUGHAN (1768-1840), of Quilly, espoused firstly his cousin Anne, only daughter of his uncle, Ralph Vaughan (see above) by whom he had no issue.

Mr Vaughan married secondly, in 1824, Mary, daughter of George Tyrrell, of County Westmeath, by his wife, Catherine, daughter of the Very Rev Wensley Bond, Dean of Ross, and sister of the Very Rev James Forward Bond, also Dean of Ross.

He had issue by his second wife,
John, died unmarried;
Margaret, m, in 1850, M Henry MP, of Kylemore Castle.
The elder son,

GEORGE MONTGOMERY VAUGHAN JP (1825-1902), of Quilly, wedded firstly, in 1850, Frances St Lawrence, daughter of Lieutenant-General the Hon Arthur Grove-Annesley, of Anne's Grove, County Cork, third son of Richard, 2nd Earl Annesley, and had issue,
GEORGE HENRY, his heir;
John Montgomery (1857-83);
Francis Warden Arthur Annesley;
Ernest Llewellyn;
Charles Annesley;
Frances Mary; Elizabeth Mary; Priscilla Georgiana; Alice Katherine; Margaret Beatrice.
Mr Vaughan espoused secondly, in 1872, Jane, daughter of Colonel Wall, of Leamington, and widow of Captain Denis Koënig, of Paris. She dsp 1876.

He married thirdly, in 1884, Caroline Anne, eldest daughter of J Wykeham Dickenson, and had further issue,
Ralph Montgomery, Major, Inniskilling Fusiliers;
Frances Mary.
Mr Vaughan was succeeded by his eldest son,

THE REV GEORGE HENRY VAUGHAN (1854-), of Quilly, Rector of St Michan's, Dublin, who wedded, in 1909, Evelyn Isabel Myra, daughter of James Duncan Long, of Inglebrook, County Wicklow, and of Castlebar road, Ealing, London.

Former seat ~ Quilly House, Dromore, County Down.
Former residence ~ 43 Wellington Place, Clyde Road, Dublin.


QUILLY HOUSE sits on a hill top to the west of Dromore, County Down..

The house was built pre-1834.

There are mature parkland trees, a lake, walled garden and gate lodge.

Unfortunately I have no images of Quilly, a private home now which has not belonged to the Vaughan family for generations, it is thought.

First published in June, 2015.


Demetrius said...

Dromore and Dr.Jeremy Taylor. Are you aware that the present Earls of Antrim and of Home are descended from him?

Unknown said...

My parents (my father, the son to Evelyn's brother, ALD Long, was Peggy's cousin) visited Quilly shortly before my fathers's death in 2009. I may be able to find a photo of the house for you in the family records. Let me know if you would like me to search for you.

I can give you more personal family information if you want to write to me via email.


Timothy Belmont said...

Dear SDF, Many thanks for getting in touch and I'd be very eager to see and post an image of the house. My blog email is

Reggards, Tim Ferres