In the 1870s Mrs Louisa Chesney of Hampton Court Palace, London and Ballyardle, Newry, county Down, owned 2,630 acres in county Cork (rental = £868) and 919 acres in county Down. She was the widow of General Francis Rawdon Chesney (died 1872), a distinguished soldier and Commander of the troops in southern Ireland 1848-1851 (see ''Dictionary of National Biography''. She died in 1902.
National Library of Ireland:
Newscuttings, Oct., 1871 - Sept., 1876, mainly obituaries, including that of Major General Francis Rawdon Chesney. Larcom Papers, Ms. 7482
Public Record Office, Northern Ireland:
A collection of 27 documents, trusts, deeds, etc. arising from the marriage settlement of Col. Chesney and Louisa Fletcher, with references to property in Derry City and lands in Ballymacveamore and Echlinville, Co. Down, 1834-1900. D/726