Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Stewart (Whitegate)

In the 1870s Thomas B. Stewart of Whitegate House, Midleton, county Cork, owned 1,510 acres in county Limerick and 199 acres in county Tyrone. His wife Anne owned 80 acres in county Cork. She was a daughter of James Penrose of Woodhill, county Cork, He was the fourth son of Henry Stewart (died 1840) of Tyrcallen, county Donegal and of the land agency firm of Stewart and Kincaid and a grandson of William Stewart of Killymoon, county Tyrone. Stewart and Kincaid were agents for the Fitzgerald of Mount Blakeney estate in county Limerick and Norton writes that Thomas Stewart succeeded to the Mount Blakeney estate in 1855. His wife Anne Penrose was a niece of Robert Uniake Fitzgerald who was married to Gertrude Blakeney Lyon. Thomas Stewart assumed the additional names of Blakeney Lyon before Stewart and died in 1874. He was succeeded by his brother James Robert Stewart.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Whitegate House Ballincaroonig Aghada Middleton Corkbeg 257 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W840 636
OS Sheet: 88
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Stewart of Tyrcallen Papers, 1668-1982. D3319; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms being Stewart quartering Lyon and Blakeney, to Thomas Stewart of Ballymenagh, Co. Tyrone and Whitegate House, Co. Cork on his assuming under Royal Licence and in memory of Gertrude Blakeney Fitzgerald of Whitegate House the name and arms of Blakeney Lyon Stewart Aug. 3, 1855. Genealogical Office: Ms.108, pp.105-6 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of royal licence to Thomas Stewart of Ballymenagh, Co. Tyrone, and Whitegate House, Co. Cork, to take the names of Blakeney and Lyon and quarter the arms of the said families June 23, 1855. Genealogical Office: Ms.152, pp.248-51 ; National Library of Ireland

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