Introduction to the Belmore Papers

Date published: 21 November 2007

Part of: Significant privately deposited archives , B - Significant privately deposited archives

This is a document summarising some of the most interesting and significant content within the Belmore archive (D3007) held in PRONI.


The Belmore Papers consist of 36,400 documents and 278 volumes. 

They span the period 1612 to 1949, and document the acquisition, management and dispersal of the estates of the Lowry-Corry family of Castle Coole, Co. Fermanagh, Barons, Viscounts and Earls Belmore, in Fermanagh and Tyrone and also in Cos Longford, Monaghan, Antrim, Armagh, Dublin and elsewhere. 

They also document the political careers of Somerset Lowry-Corry, 2nd Earl Belmore, and Somerset Lowry-Corry, 4th Earl Belmore, in Ireland and as Governors of Jamaica (1828 to 1832) and New South Wales (1868 to 1872) respectively.


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