Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Chesney

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. see http://www.hrp.org.uk/Resources/Grace%20and%20Favour%20%20-%20A%20handbook%20of%20who%20lived%20where%20in%20Hampton%20Court%20Palace%201750%20to%201950.pdf

Associated Families

No houses were found for this estate

Archival sources

  • 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; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Newscuttings, Oct., 1871 - Sept., 1876, mainly obituaries, including that of Major General Francis Rawdon Chesney. Larcom Papers, Ms. 7482 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Chesney Papers, include marriage settlement of Francis R. Chesney and Louisa Fletcher, 1848. D726/6-7; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • 4 letters from Louisa Chesney, 1873-1899. D1071/H/B/C/325; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Volume comprising transcripts of documents, (109) Grant of Probate of Francis Rawdon Chesney, of Packolet, Co. Down, 27 May 1872. T810/3 ; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland

Contemporary printed sources