Introduction to the Hart Papers

Date published: 21 November 2007

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

This is a document summarising some of the most interesting and significant content within the Hart archive (D3077) held in PRONI.


The Hart papers consist of 6,500 documents, volumes and glass-plate negatives.  The Hart family of Ballynagard, Londonderry, have lived on the Londonderry/Donegal border since the late sixteenth century, and the oldest original document in the archive is dated 1607.  However, the great bulk of the documentation – apart from the estate material – relates to comparatively recent members of the family: to General George Vaughan Hart of Kilderry, near Muff, Co. Donegal (d.1832), and to his fourth son but ultimate successor, another George Vaughan Hart (who inherited all the family property in 1850, and died in 1895).


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