2. Vandeleur References (c.1750-1920)
1900 Thursday 22nd February (CJ).
Kilrush Urban Council and the Vandeleur Provisional Order: Kilrush Tuesday:
A long discussion took place last night at the Urban Council meeting
on the undertaking given to bear a portion of the expenses incurred
in connection with the opposition by the County Council to the provisional
order sought for by Mr. Vandeleur for taking over the improvement at
1900 Thursday 12th April (CJ).
Official Inquiry Kilrush Pier:
Notice is hereby given that Captain the Honourable F.C.P. Vereker R.N.
Assoc Inst C.E. one of the provisional officers of the Board of Trade
will hold a public local inquiry at the Court House Kilrush on Friday
the 27th April 1900 at 10.00am. respecting the application which Mr
Hector S. Vandeleur has made to the Board of Trade for a provisional
order under the General Pier and Harbour Acts and respecting the objections
which have been made thereto. All persons interested are invited to
attend the inquiry:
(Signed) T.D.W. Pelham Asst Sec.Board of Trade, Fisheries and Harbours
Dept. April 10th 1900.
1900 Monday 30th April (CJ).
----------with regard to the ownership of the Creek the first date they
had was 1838 and produced a bank book of the Provincial Bank, where
small sums were lodged to the credit of Mr. Vandeleur for quayage and
wharfage and also an entry in the account book of the surrender of the
patent slip by Messrs Spaight, Limerick this place was at the side of
the Creek. From the Harbour Books he detailed sums of money paid for
the building of the pier, £2413 was spent on the three quays by
Mr. Vandeleur. ------
The first vessel which they had a record of entering was an Italian
schooner “Confidence” and the date was 1839. In
1850 the quay was completed, Theobald Taylor was after that made Harbour
Master and collected tolls which he credited to Col. C.M. Vandeleur,
Godfrey Taylor succeeded him as tenant and at present Henry Taylor was
collecting for Mr. Vandeleur since '95.
1900 Monday 18th June (CJ).
Kilrush Quay Again
Action for the recovery of tolls by Mr. Vandeleur.
At the Ennis Quarter Sessions on Saturday before his Honor Judge Carton
Q.C. A suit was heard, brought by Mr. Hector S. Vandeleur D.L. against
Messrs. H.R. Glynn and H J Glynn, Kilrush trading as Messrs M.G. Glynn
& Sons for the recovery of a sum of £50 being part of a larger
sum of £103-1s-9d due by the defendants to the plaintiff for wharfage
and quayage on steamers, packet-boats and schooners at Merchants Quay,
1900 Friday 3rd August (IT).
The Queen has approved of the appointment of Captain Hector Vandeleur
to be Her Majesty's Lieutenant of the County Clare, in the room of the
late Lord Inchiquin.
1900 Monday 6th August (CJ).
Inquiry into Provisional Order for Kilrush Pier.
---------------------- Report by the Hon. Capt. Vereker R.N.
-- I therefore submit that in those circumstances the Board should decline
to proceed with the order applied for by Capt. Vandeleur and refuse
1900 Monday 1st October (CJ).
Galvin's Evicted Farm.
The Local Government Board again wrote in reference to Galvin's evicted
farm now in possession of the Guardians. The Board returned the writ
served on the Guardians by the landlord Mr. Vandeleur for possession
on account of arrears--------------------.
1901 Friday 18th January (KH).
The Merchants Quay-Kilrush.
Vandeleur v Glynn.
High Court of Appeal, before the Lord Chancellor Lord Justice Fitzgerald,
Lord Justice Walker and Lord Justice Holmes----- Result Glynn's appeal
1901 Saturday 19th January (IT).
The Lord Chancellor has appointed Frank Martyn, Esq, Cregan's Castle,
Ballyvaughan, to the Commission of the peace for the County Clare, on
the recommendation of Captain Hector Stewart Vandeleur, Lieutenant of
1901 Monday 4th March (IT).
Death of Colonel J.O.M. Vandeleur.
We regret to announce the death, which occurred on 26th ult .of Colonel
John Ormsby Moore Vandeleur, late Gordon Highlanders, after a short
illness. He was the youngest son of the late Colonel C M Vandeleur,
M .P and Lady Grace Vandeleur, of Kilrush, and brother of Mr. H.S. Vandeleur,
Lord Lieutenant of Clare. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon
at Kilrush, and was very largely attended. The town was in mourning,
and all creeds and classes joined in the procession.
1901 Friday 8th March (KH).
Funeral of Colonel John Ormsby Vandeleur.
The internment of the late Lieut-Colonel J O Vandeleur, Gordan Highlanders,
third son of the late lamented Col Crofton Moore Vandeleur D L of Kilrush
House and formerly Member of Parliament for Clare, took place on Saturday
in the Kilrush Cemetery. The remains of the gallant gentleman lay in
the church since their arrival from London the night previous.
At two o'clock a memorial service was
held at which appropriate anthems were sung. Rev Canon Hyde M A Rector
officiating. Subsequently the oak casket, covered with a profusion of
magnificent floral emblems the last tribute from sorrowing friends,
was borne from the church by the employees of the Vandeleur Estate and
deposited temporarily in a moss lined vault. On Monday they were transferred
to the imposing family mausoleum. The deceased was but little known
to the present generation here having lived abroad since he left the
army but the inhabitants of olden days remember him as a thorough gentleman
and proficient sportsman.
He belonged to the first aristocratic
house in Clare, his father the “Old Colonel” as he was popularly
called being the embodiment of all that was noble, good and kind whilst
his spouse, Lady Grace Vandeleur still remembered for her many excellent
works in our midst was second daughter of the second Earl of Norbury.
The chief mourners included: Mrs Hector
S Vandeleur, Miss Norah Vandeleur, Captain R S Vandeleur, Seaforth Highlanders
(nephew), Mr E Philips Castleconnell (cousin), Mr Whitehead Sixmilebridge.
Amongst the public we noticed the Very Rev Dr S Malone, P P, V G, M.R.I.A.,
Rev M J Lynch Killimer, Rev Wm Corbett-Tait L L D the Manse-------.
Mr. H S Vandeleur, Lord Lieutenant of
Clare, Kilrush House and Cahircon, brother of the deceased could not
be present as he is on his way to South Africa to visit his distinguished
son Major Cecil F Seymour Vandeleur D S O of the Irish Guards now on
General Lord Kitchener's Staff, who lies wounded at the front.
1901 Friday 15th March (KH).
Mr. H S Vandeleur Lord Lieutenant of Clare accompanied by Major Seymour
Vandeleur D S O Irish Guards, lately severely wounded at Middelfontein,
South Africa have sailed from Capetown and is expected home shortly.
Vandeleurs in 1901 Census.
(Those highlighted in bold are the former Kilrush Vandeleurs)
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1901 Sunday 14th April
Lease for 7 years by James Creagh Richard Scott, Wilts, to Hector Vandeleur,
Cahircon, Killadysert, Co Clare of shooting rights in Co. Clare. Rent
1901 Sunday 1st September (New
Lieut.Col. Vandeleur Slain.
One of the Best-Known Officers in the British Army Killed in Boer Attack
on a Train.
LONDON, Aug.31. -A dispatch from Lord Kitchener, dated Pretoria, to-day
“A train was blown up to-day between
Waterval and Haman's Kraal by 250 Boers, who at once fired
on the train, setting it on fire. Lieut. Col. Vandeleur of the Irish
Guards, a most promising officer was killed. The other casualties have
not yet been reported.”
Lord Kitchener has hardly ever before
referred in terms similar to those contained in the foregoing dispatch
to a deceased officer, and this shows the esteem in which Lieut. Col.
Vandeleur was held better than anything else could do. The Irishman
who lost his life through the blowing up of the train near Waterval
was only one of the most promising but also one of the greatest favourites
in society among the officers of the British Army. His career was a
brilliant one almost from the day he entered the service and he was
honoured in a manner that was unique, becoming a Lieutenant, Captain,
and Major in the same year. At the time of his death he was one of the
youngest officers of his rank in the service.
C.F. Seymour Vandeleur was born on July
11, 1869 being the son of Hector S. Vandeleur of Kilrush, Ireland. He
was educated at Eton, and from there went to Sandhurst. In 1889 he entered
the army as a Lieutenant in the Scots Guards, and soon afterwards became
a Captain and a Major. In 1894 he was sent on special service to Uganda,
and from then on had seen almost continual service. In 1895 he took
part in the Unyoro expedition: The following year he served on the Nile:
he took a prominent and gallant part in the Niger expedition of 1897,and
the same year the Royal Geographical Society awarded the Murchison Grant
to him for his valuable work in surveying in East Africa and the Niger
district. He surveyed no less than 2073 miles.
After a few months in England as aide
de camp to Lord Methuen, commanding the home district, Major Vandeleur
went out to Africa again, and served with the Egyptian Army in the Sudan
expedition of 1898. He was wounded at the battle of Khartoum, and received
the Medjidieh Medal for his gallantry.
Besides being a brilliant soldier, Lieut.
Col. Vandeleur was famous as a sportsman and during his brief periods
at home was an enthusiastic polo player. He wrote a book entitled “Campaigning
on the Upper Nile and Niger.”
1901 Saturday 7th September (Anglo-Celt)
Lord Norbury’s Descendant-
Colonel Vandeleur, who has just been killed in South Africa, was the
eldest son of Captain Hector Vandeleur, a large landed proprietor in
the County Clare, whose mansion, Kilrush House, on the banks of the
Shannon, an old residence containing portraits of great value, was burnt
to the ground accidentally some three years ago. His grandfather, another
Colonel Vandeleur, was member for the County Clare, in the Whig interest,
from 1859 till the General Election of 1874 when he lost the seat owing
to his opposition to Home Rule. The Vandeleurs are the descendants of
the notorious Lord Norbury, of whom they possess a very striking portrait.
Colonel Vandeleur, the grandfather of the young man who has now lost
his life at the early age of two and thirty, married Lady Grace Toler;
she was a granddaughter of “the hanging judge”.
1901 Friday 6th September (KH).
Urban Council Meeting.
Death of Colonel Vandeleur.
Before the minutes were read:
Mr. Mahony said a melancholy duty devolved on him that night, as they
were aware the death had just occurred in South Africa of the son of
the respected landlord of Kilrush Mr. H S Vandeleur. This young soldier’s
career was one of great promise -----and as a man who would make his
mark in the future. ---------.
Mr Carey said he did not object to the note of condolence but thought
they should proceed with the business, Mr. Vandeleur was not the only
one killed in South Africa belonging to Kilrush. There were sons of
Mr. Hanrahan, Mr, Steward and others yet perhaps because they were humble
people the council did not adjourn or pass resolutions.
Mr Cleary- There was as good men as him
belonging to the town shot in South Africa and there was not a word
about them here. If he stopped at home and minded his own business he
would not get shot.
The vote of condolence was passed and
the business proceeded with.
1902 Thursday 15th May (IT).
For Sale: Pheasant’s Eggs, price £2-15s per 100.Apply to
D Mollison, Kilrush House: cheques to made payable to William J Studdert,
Hazelwood, Quinn, Co. Clare.
1902 Saturday 3rd May (IT).
All Ireland Magistrates Conference:
Public interest in the All Ireland Magistrates Conference continues
to increase. At a consultation held on Monday it was decided to hold
the meeting on May 15th. The Right Hon. the Lord Mayor of Dublin will
take the chair in the Mansion House at 3 pm. on that date. He will be
supported by one of the most representative gatherings. The following
will be present- The Right Hon. The Lord Mayor of Belfast, the Right
Hon. The Lord Mayor of Cork (Alderman E Fitzgerald), the Earl of Rossmore
(Lieutenant of County Monaghan), the Earl of Carysfort (Lieutenant of
County Wicklow), Lord Stopford (Lieutenant of County Wexford), Captain
Vandeleur (Lieutenant of County Clare)---.
1902 Wednesday 23rd July (IT).
International Boat Race at Cork
(O'Brien Cup contest)
---------Amongst those present on a specially reserved platform during
the day were: The Earl and Countess of Bandon, Lord O’Brien, Lady
O'Brien-----Mr. Hector Vandeleur H M L Co Clare and Miss Vandeleur----------------.
1902 Thursday 28th August (CJ).
Kilrush Horse and Cattle Show:
----Mr. H S Vandeleur Lord Lieutenant of the County wrote consenting
to act as president of the show.
1902 Friday 5th September (KH).
A fine marble monument in memory of the late Lieut-Col C F S Vandeleur
D S O, Irish Guards, son of Mr H S Vandeleur Lord Lieutenant of the
County of Clare is being erected in the Kilrush Protestant Church. The
distinguished young officer as will be remembered was killed during
the war in South Africa.
Mr H G Studdert J P Land Agent of the Vandeleur Estate and Mr Shannon
have been attending the Rent Office, Kilrush this week receiving rents
from tenants on the Estate.
1902 Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd September (IT).
Classified Advertisement: Man Servants Wanted:
Herd and Sheppard required, very respectable, to live in lodge and wife
to attend gate: from the North of Ireland preferred. Apply to H S Vandeleur,
Esq Cahircon, via Ennis.
1902 Monday 13th October (CJ &
Kh ON THE 10/10/1092).
There is a rumour which we give with all reserve that Mr. H Vandeleur
Lord Lieutenant of Clare has sold his London mansion at 72 Cadogan Square,
Chelsea. This is supposed to indicate his permanent residence in the
future at Cahircon House near Kildysert.
1902 Saturday 27th December (IT).
Landowners Convention meeting of Clare Branch:
The annual meeting of the Clare Landowners' Convention was held on Saturday
afternoon in Ennis. Mr. H .S. Vandeleur, H M L, was in the chair and
there were also present:
Lord Inchiquin, Colonel J. O'Callaghan, D L--------.
1903 Thursday 8th January (CJ).
Kilrush Quarter Sessions: The Vandeleur Estate:
At the Kilrush Quarter Sessions today before Judge Carton there were
a large number of processes from the Vandeleur Estate against tenants
for ground rents and rent------. Mr F F Callinan appeared for the landlord------.
1903 Monday 2nd February (CJ).
Mr and Mrs Vandeleur and Miss Norah Vandeleur have arrived at the Shelbourne
Hotel from Cahircon Co. Clare.
1903 Friday 6th February (KH).
Mr. H S Vandeleur, Mrs and Miss Vandeleur, Kilrush attended the Viceregal
Court in Dublin this week.
1903 Tuesday 26th February (CJ).
Mr and Mrs Vandeleur and Miss Norah Vandeleur have arrived at (34)
Eaton Place, London for the season from Cahircon.
1903 Monday 6th May (CJ).
Mr Henry W Foreman, who has been appointed to an important position
on the Vandeleur Estate at Kilrush, has been presented on his departure
from Woodlawn, Co. Galway with an illuminated address --------------.
1903 Friday 5th June (KH).
At the Kilrush Quarter Sessions on Wednesday before County Court Judge
Carton, Michael Flanagan, a farmer residing at Tullycrine, brought an
action against the landlord Mr. H S Vandeleur for trespass of cattle,
which came off the defendant's holding adjoining. His Honor considered
the claim rather exaggerated and gave a decree for £5. Mr Thomas
Kelly Solr. Appeared for the tenant and Mr. F Cullinan for Mr. Vandeleur.
1903 Monday 29th June (IT).
Clare Magistrates: There was a meeting of the Clare magistrates at the
County Courthouse on Friday, convened by Mr, H S Vandeleur, H M L, for
the preparation of an address to Their Majesties on their approaching
visit. ----------. Mr. Vandeleur proposed that:
We the Magistrates of the County of Clare,
humbly beg to offer our sincere and heartfelt welcome to Their Majesties,
King Edward V11, and Alexandra beloved Queen of this United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Ireland, thanking them for the honour they are
doing us in visiting this part of their Empire. We appreciate most fully
the interest shown in the welfare of their subjects in Ireland and trust
their Royal progress through the country may be one of unmixed pleasure
and satisfaction, and that Providence will protect and watch over their
Majesties always is our earnest hope. (Hear, hear).
1903 Friday 3rd July (KH).
At a meeting of the Clare Magistrates held last Friday at Ennis Mr.
H S Vandeleur H M L presiding (and who also convened the meeting) it
was decided to present an address to the King and Queen on the occasion
of their approaching visit to the Emerald Isle.
1903 Monday 3rd August (CJ).
Fashionable Marriage: Keane---Moloney:
The marriage of Mr Marcus Keane D L of Beechpark, Ennis with Henrietta
Mary Moloney of Kiltannon, Tulla took place at St Mary's Abbot's Kensington
on the 28th July. -------Presents List--- Mr and Mrs Vandeleur (Cahircon)
pair of silver candlesticks.
1903 Monday 10th August (CJ).
Mr H S Vandeleur H M L, Mrs Vandeleur and Miss Vandeleur are staying
1903 Monday 17th August (CJ).
Mr H S Vandeleur H M L, Mrs Vandeleur and Miss Vandeleur have arrived
at Cahircon from England.
1903 Monday 5th October (CJ).
We learn that Mr H S Vandeleur H M L will not sell his estates under
the Land Purchase Act.
1903 Friday 9th October (KH).
The Vandeleur Estate.
In a letter to the Rev. Father McNamara C C of Cooraclare who had written
to Mr H S Vandeleur relative to the sale to the tenants of their holding
under the Land Purchase Act in the Caherfeenick district. His Dublin
Solicitor states, that Mr. Vandeleur has not yet definitely decided
to avail himself of the Land Act, but that doubtless if the tenants
on his entire estate in Clare were prepared to give a reasonable price
he would be prepared to sell to them. In this connection a conference
of the tenants will be held in Kilrush on Wednesday.
1903 Thursday 15th October (IT).
A conference of the tenants on the extensive Vandeleur Estate, which
extends nearly into every part of west Clare, was held yesterday afternoon
at the Temperance Hall, Kilrush, to consider the question of purchase
under the Wyndham Act as a notification has been already received from
the Dublin solicitors to the landlord that he was prepared to dispose
of the entire of his property on reasonable terms. The gathering was
large, and it was stated that over three-fourths of the tenants were
The Very Rev. Dr. Malone P.P., V.G., was
moved to the chair.
Mr. Brew, J.P., suggested that the first
step would be to ascertain from the landlord what terms of purchase
he required, and what the tenants, he believed, should take into account
was not the owners book or paper revenue, but the act rental (Hear,
The Secretaries having been appointed,
Rev. Father Clancy was unanimously chosen to communicate with the landlord
as to the terms, which he sought for purchase .The meeting closed with
the usual compliment to the chairman.
1903 Friday 23rd October (KH).
Conference of the Tenants (see above)
------Mr Luke O'Brien said the greater body of the Vandeleur tenants
should stand by the evicted tenants until their restoration was secured.
------Father Clancy said they would be traitors if they acted otherwise,
there would be no purchases if they were not restored.
1903 Friday 13th November (KH).
Land Purchase in West Clare.
Mr. Vandeleur's terms of Sale, 18 Stephen's Green North, Dublin. 04/11/1903.
Hector Stewart Vandeleur's Estate.
Dear Sir, we have now conferred with Mr. Vandeleur with reference to
your letter on the 14/10 and he is prepared to sell on the following
The above offer and conditions are only on condition
of the entire of the agricultural portion of the Vandeleur Estate in
the County of Clare being sold on the above-mentioned terms in their
Yours Faithfully, Maunsell, Darley and Orpen
To Rev A Clancy P P Killimer, Co Clare.
At a meeting of the tenants on Wednesday------ tenants offer 18 years
purchase on judicial rents fixed since August 1896------and 15 years
purchase on judicial rents before August 1896---- Tenants to have all
hunting, fishing and quarrying rights.
1903 Thursday 19th November (CJ).
In the Kilrush Workhouse on Saturday there were 322 males an increase
over the corresponding week last year of 9.
1903 Thursday 10th December (IT).
Coursing: County Clare Club Meeting, Ennis, Wednesday Night.
Patrons: The Most Rev. T J McRedmond, Lord Bishop of Killaloe, Lord
Inchiquin, H S Vandeleur H M L-----.
1903 Monday 14th December (CJ).
Cappa Boat Slip:
The Board of Trade have written to the Kilrush Urban Council approving
the construction of the new slip way at Cappa on condition that the
Council pay 2s-6d a year as an acknowledgement of the rights of the
Crown in the tidal lands occupied by such work. The Council have sent
the letter to the Admiralty Board who have had the slip made.
1903 Friday 25th December (KH).
A memorial to the Landlord.
On Thursday last quite a large number of the local tenants on the Vandeleur
Estate attended at the National Club Rooms, Bank Place with a view to
asking Mr. H G Studdert J P the land agent on the Vandeleur Estate-then
attending the Rent Office, Kilrush-for an abatement in their rents now
collecting owing to the bad harvest.
1904 Thursday 7th January (CJ).
The Vandeleur Estate.
Tenants in the County Court on Tuesday at the Kilrush Quarter Sessions.
A number of rent processes on the estate of Mr. H S Vandeleur H M L
came up before Justice Carton. They had been served on the 22nd and
23rd of December
Early in the month negotiations had been proceeding
for the purchase of this estate by the tenants. Under the Act of 1903
the landlord had demanded 24½ years purchase of judicial rents
fixed since the 15th August 1896 and 23 years purchase of all other
rents with the reservation to him of all fishing, shooting, sporting
and quarrying rights. He also agreed to sell to the evicted tenants
whose holdings were unoccupied at 23 years purchase of their former
rents on condition of their paying a half-year's rent on going into
possession. The tenants rejected these terms and made an offer which
included the following: 1) Tenants who had their judicial rents fixed
since before the 15th August 1896 to give eighteen years purchase. 2)
Tenants who have had their judicial rents fixed before the15th August
1896 to give fifteen years purchase? 3) Yearly and other tenants to
give 15 years purchase. 4) Evicted tenants to be reinstated without
any payment being demanded on condition of their purchase at 15 years
purchase of their former rents. 5) Shooting rights to be conveyed to
the tenants as also quarrying rights conveyable under the Act.
The landlord would not accept this offer-----Legal
Decrees were given in thirty cases, eight cases were dismissed.
1904 Thursday 4th February (CJ).
The extension work at Cappa Pier, Kilrush has been finished and in a
manner worthy of the contractor Mr. John Ryan, Vandeleur Street.
1904 Monday 8th February (CJ).
On Friday judgement was reserved in the court of King's Bench in the
case of Mr. Vandeleur D L against Patrick McAuliffe, which was an action
for a drainage charge on lands held by the defendant from the plaintiff.
1904 Saturday 28th May (IT).
A marriage has been arranged, and will shortly take place, between Mr.
Sydney R Christie-Miller, of Britwell Court, Bucks, and 21 St James'
Place, S W, and Evelyn Norah, daughter of Mr. Hector S. Vandeleur, of
Cahircon, Ennis, Co. Clare.
1904 Thursday 9th June (CJ).
The Vandeleur Estate-Impending Evictions.
At Kilrush Petty Sessions Court today before Mr. Harper R M (in the
chair), Mr. Talty and Mr. Mahony a number of cases were listed for hearing
in which Mr. H S Vandeleur H M L proceeds under the evictions clauses
of the Land Act sought possession of farms on the estate held by Kate
Martin, Ballymacrinan, Eliza Martin and Michael Reidy, Ballinaglin,
Bridget Brew, Clooneylissaun: Thomas Burke, Cloneylessane, Michael Keane,
Mary Keane and the representatives of Thomas Keane, Monmore, James Fennell,Carnacalla
and John Cleary Carradotia.
The Court granted orders for possession in the usual terms-------.
1904 Thursday 14th July (CJ).
Marriage of Mr. Sidney R. Christie-Miller and Miss Nora Vandeleur.
The marriage of Mr. Sidney R. Christie-Miller of Britwell Court, Bucks
and 21 St James's Place with Miss Nora Vandeleur, daughter of Mr H S
Vandeleur of Kilrush and Cahircon, Lord Lieutenant of County Clare was
celebrated in St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London. ----
(The list of presents covers one column of the paper and includes
------ a diamond tiara, opera glasses, set of motor rugs and silver
1904 Thursday 14th July (CJ).
Kilrush Petty Sessions:
At the Kilrush Petty Sessions on Monday two boys named Casey and Simmons
were charged at the suit of Mr. H S Vandeleur H M L “That they
did steal take and carry away a quantity of grass off the demesne”.
The case was dismissed, as “grass was not a subject of larceny
by statute law”.
1904 Monday 12th September (CJ).
The Kilrush Monument:
---On Tuesday the work of the erection of the Manchester
Memorial began in Kilrush at ten o’clock in the morning. The Kilrush
Fife and Drum Band with their banner at their head marched to the site---and
discoursed a selection of Irish National Airs. --------.
1904 Thursday 22nd September (CJ).
The steam yacht “Ithurial” belonging to Mr H S
Vandeleur, Cahircon House with a party on board arrived at Clare Castle
the other day. A motorcar was in readiness to meet them at the pier.
The yacht left for Cahircon at 6 o'clock the same evening.
1904 Saturday 15th October (IT).
Mr. and Mrs. Hector Vandeleur have been spending the autumn at Cahircon
House, on the Shannon, where they have been doing much entertaining.
1905 Wednesday 8th February (II).
Clare Land Agents Death.
The death is announced of Mr. Hallam Studdert, which took place at his
residence at Hazelwood, near Ennis, on Monday evening after he had undergone
an operation for an internal complaint.
The late Mr. Studdert, it will be recollected, was
agent over the Vandeleur estate, and took a prominent part in the memorable
West Clare evictions during the time when resistance was stoutly maintained
against the entrance of the sheriff and bailiffs.
1905 Thursday 23rd February (CJ).
Mr. and Mrs. Vandeleur have arrived at their residence 50 Rutland Gate,
London from Cahircon County Clare.
1905 Monday 27th February (CJ).
Kilrush: that the Treasury will not takeover the Creek at the amount
of compensation sought for by Mr. H S Vandeleur H M L---------.
1905 Monday 3rd April (CJ).
There was not much land business in the Kilrush Quarter Sessions last
week. There were some processes against tenants on the Vandeleur Estate------All
would go to show, in fact, that we are nearing better times. --------.
1905 Friday 14th April (KH).
The Vandeleur Estate.
Fresh efforts to purchase.
Last Saturday renewed and energetic efforts were commenced by a large
and representatives meeting of the tenants of the Vandeleur Estate at
a meeting at the National Club Room in Bank Place with a view to purchase
their holdings under the Land Act. ---Resolved “ That Mr. H R
Glynn of Leadmore House, Kilrush is appointed chairman of the Tenants
Committee and is authorised to negotiate with the landlord Mr. H S Vandeleur
Esq, H M L with a view to the purchase of their holdings under the Irish
Land Act of 1903”-------.
1905 Monday 21st August (CJ).
Kilrush Guardians: State of the House,
Number in House per last return 327.
Admitted since 44
Remaining on above date 338.
Corresponding week last year 326.
1905 Friday 8th September (KH).
Mr. H S Vandeleur and Mrs. Vandeleur have arrived at Cahircon House
from the Continent.
1905 Friday 22nd September (KH).
Mr. H S Vandeleur H M L has been in Kilrush two or three times during
the week and it is rumoured that one of his visits had reference to
the sale of his estates to the tenants under the Land Purchase Act.
1905 Friday 20th October (KH).
A farmer named Shannon of Ballynote had a process at Kilrush Quarter
Sessions on yesterday for £14 for alleged injury to his crops
by Mr. Vandeleur pheasants, the case was dismissed.
1905 Friday 10th November (KH).
Mr. H S Vandeleur H M L has been entertaining his first shooting party
this week at Cahircon.
1905 Friday 24th November (KH).
We heard that negotiations for the purchase of the Vandeleur Estate
by the tenants are progressing satisfactorily.
1905 Monday 4th December (CJ).
It is again rumoured that the sale of the Vandeleur Estate is close
at hand. Mr. H S Vandeleur H M L was in Kilrush on Thursday it is said
in connection with negotiations and has interviews with the representatives
of the tenants. The terms it is said are 7s in the £ abatement
on fixed term rents and 5s-6d in the £ on second term rents.
1905 Thurday 14th December (CJ).
Vandeleur Evictions---Meeting of the Tenants.
Mr James Burke was elected chairman of the meeting of Mr. Vandeleur's
tenants held in Kilrush on the 9th inst. The following resolutions were
proposed by Michael Shannon seconded by Thomas Tubridy and adopted “That
as Mr. J C Mahony refused to attend a very large and representative
meeting of Mr. Vandeleur's tenants to explain the situation the following
committee to be appointed to go into the matter and to ask the landlord
to come and meet the tenants or to send a representative”. Archdeacon
Malone, Kilrush, Canon Fitzgerald, Kilkee, Very Rev M B Curry PP Cooraclare,
------James Burke, Michael Shannon, Michael O’Dea, Thomas Tubridy,
James Dougherty ----. Joseph Dowling, H R Glynn, Sinon Madigan Ballynote-----.
1905 Saturday 23rd December (II).
Landlord and Tenant.
Mr. Hector Vandeleur, DL, Cahircon House, has offered to dispose of
his West Clare property at 20 and 22½ years purchase of first
and second-term rents.
An agreement has been arrived at between the landlord
and the tenants on the Wallscourt estate, near Loughrea, for a sale
at 22 years purchase of judicial rents, conditional on the Estates Commissioners
buying grazing farms from Lord Wallscourt for division amongst the tenants,
who agree to buy back from the Commissioners at the same price they
purchase from the landlord.
1906 Monday 8th January (CJ).
Mr H S Vandeleur has appointed Mr John Brennan principal teacher of
the Tullycrine National School. Mr Brennan (of Scattery Island)
is an experienced and most successful teacher.
1906 Monday 8th January (CJ).
----Mr. J J Keating's suggestion at the meeting of the Kilrush Guardians
was adopted: to compel able-bodied men in the House to break stones.
1906 Friday 19th January (KH).
It is rumoured that Mr. H S Vandeleur, H M L has withdrawn the terms
of sale offered to his tenants for the purchase of their holdings, which
all impartial people considered reasonable and fair.
1906 Friday 26th January (KH).
Mrs Bernard Conlin, Frances Street, received one guinea from Mr. H S
Vandeleur, H M L, Cahircon House towards the stall at the Christian
Brothers Bazaar, and 10s from Mr W V Burton D L of Carrigaholt Castle
towards the same object.
In a Circular Letter to each of his tenants Mr. H S Vandeleur, has withdrawn
the terms of sale to them of their holdings under the Land Purchase
Act in December last.
1906 Thursday 8th March (CJ).
Kilrush Urban Council: Monthly Meeting.
----Mr. O’Dwyer “The town was better off when Mr. Vandeleur
collected the Tolls himself. He gave them to us when they were no use
---Mr. O'Brien “I disagree with you”.
---The Chairman (Mr. Batt Culligan J P) “I think we are unanimous
that the Tolls are a great asset to the town but we are paying too much
for collecting them”----.
1906 Thursday 22nd March (CJ).
Kilrush Petty Sessions:
At the suit of Mr. H S Vandeleur H M L two boys named Michael Moloney
and Martin Burton were prosecuted for taking away a bundle of sticks
from the demesne on the 19th of February last. ----Fines 1s and 2s-6d
1906 Monday 23rd April (CJ).
The following appointments were made:
Rector's Church Warden, Joseph Brews, Ballyerra House, Kilrush.
People's Church Warden, H G Supple, Bleak House, Cappa.
Parochial nominations: H S Vandeleur H M L Cahircon, Ennis, F V Westby
D L, Roebuck Castle, Dundrum Co Dublin, H G Supple, Cappa, Kilrush-------.
1906 Saturday 6th October (IT).
A marriage is arranged, and will take place in India in the last week
of November, between William Vandeleur Reeves, son of the late Robert
Carey Reeves J P, of Bessborough, Co. Clare, and Aileen, daughter of
the late Ven. Archdeacon Long of Templemore, Co. Tipperary
1906 Saturday 29th December (IT).
Evicted Tenants: In House of Commons,
-----Replying to Mr. John Redmond, the Chief Secretary said since the
discussion in the House on 23rd October the Estates Commissioners had
received reports from their inspectors in 683 additional claims had
been rejected by them as being untenable. Thirty-five additional evicted
tenants had been reinstated-namely, 22 by the landlords with the aid
of grants made by the Commissioners and 13 by the Commissioners themselves.
This brought the total number of evicted tenants reinstated or provided
with new holdings up to 577.Additional arrangements would, it was believed,
soon be completed for the restoration of a large number of evicted tenants
upon the Massereene estate in Counties Louth and Meath, and arrangements
had also been made for the reinstatement of 30 evicted tenants on the
1907 Thursday 28th February (CJ).
Lloyds of London have opened a principal agency at Kilrush for Co. Clare
and Messrs M Glynn and Sons have been officially appointed agents.
1907 Wednesday 13th March (II).
Mr. Halpin M P received the following telegram from Kilrush last night:
“Ten tenants restored today through the popular representative,
John Ryan. Good work to continue in the morning, -Studdert Gibson, J
1907 Friday 3rd May (KH).
On the recommendation of Mr. H S Vandeleur, H M L the Lord Chancellor
has appointed Mr. Jos K Kett D C to the Commission of the Peace for
the County of Clare. This appointment has given general satisfaction
in West Clare, as Mr. Kett is pre-eminently worthy of the honour conferred
1907 Friday 24th May (KH).
To aid the wounded soldiers, generous free grants, and substantial loans
for the Vandeleur Tenants.
The Head Inspector of the Estates Commissioners, Mr John Ryan is at
present engaged in the Kilrush District purchasing large lots of young
cattle to stock the lands of the tenants on the Vandeleur Estate who
were recently re-instated on their holdings after being years out of
possession. The money so extended was in the nature of a free grant
and was in every case a substantial figure ranging from one hundred
to three hundred guineas. ------.
1907 Thursday 20th June (CJ).
Extensive structural alterations are being carried out in the Kilrush
R C Church and the improvements include additional large windows, handsome
approaches, confessionals of an ornate design, and a beautifully carved
marble pulpit. The work will take a considerable time before reaching
the completed stage.
1907 Thursday 8th August (CJ).
Mr. H S Vandeleur H M L and Mrs. Vandeleur have arrived at Cahircon.
1907 Friday 27th September (KH).
The Land Act.
It is stated the tenants of his estate near Ennistymon are negotiating
with Mr H S Vandeleur H M L for the purchase of their holdings under
the Land Act.
1907 Thursday 31st October (CJ).
The Quilty Fishermen's Fund.
Mr. Vandeleur's Fund (Received by the Provincial Bank, Ennis) Amount
The following gentlemen form a committee of the fund opened by Mr. Vandeleur
H M L for the Quilty fishermen; Mr. H S Vandeleur H M L Cahircon, Lord
Inchiquin, Lord Dunboyne Knappogue Castle--------.
1907 Friday 8th November (KH).
We are glad to be in a position to announce that Mr. J S Dowling U C,
Cappa House, has been appointed Justice of the Peace for the County
of Clare by the Lord Chancellor on the recommendation of Mr, H S Vandeleur,
and H M L.
1907 Saturday 9th November (IT).
Colonel (Captain) and Mrs. Hector Vandeleur entertained a party
last week at Cahircon, Co Clare for their first shoot. Their guests
included Sir Charles and Lady Barrington, Lord Gifford, Sir Richard
and Lady Musgrave, and Mr. and Mrs. Christie-Miller. Their second shoot
will take place at the end of the month.
(Evelyn Norah 2nd daughter of Hector Stewart Vandeleur married 14/07/1904,
Sydney Richardson Christie-Miller JP of Clarendon Park, Salisbury, Wilts)
1908 Thursday 27th February (CJ).
The Irish Land Commission -Sub-Commission No. 2.
Rent Reduction in West Clare.
H S Vandeleur, landlord, Timothy Culligan, tenant former rent £59
judicial rent £44-10s.
1908 Friday 15th May (KH).
Estate of H S Vandeleur Esq, H M L.
Take notice that all Bogs, Woods, Covers and Warrens on the several
Estates of H S Vandeleur Esq, H M L are poisoned for the destruction
of vermin and the preservation of game and same will be renewed from
time to time during the year as may be found necessary. Any person found
trespassing or in pursuit of game will be prosecuted.
1908 Wednesday 17th June (II).
Irish Major-General Dead.
The death has occurred at Coventry Street, London, of Major-General
John Ormsby Vandeleur, son of the late Col. (Robert) Vandeleur,
of Springfort, Co. Cork, and cousin of Capt. Vandeleur, Kilrush, Co.
Clare. The deceased, who had a distinguished military career took part
in the Egyptian campaign in 1882, including the defence of Alexandria,
and was in the Soudan expedition of 1884-5, in connection with which
he was mentioned in despatches, received the clasp, and was appointed
1908 Monday 20th July (CJ and KH on Friday
Sale of the Vandeleur Estate. ------Kilrush Wednesday,
Purchase negotiations completed on historic estate. Stirring incidents
and scenes recalled.
Negotiations, protracted for a couple of years past between the tenants
and landlord on the extensive Vandeleure Estate stretching from Ennistymon
to Labasheeda in one diameter and from Kildysart to Loop Head on the
other, was resumed on yesterday in this town lasting from noon until
nightfall and after a series of conferences between a committee and
the land agent Mr. R R Studdert J P: Mr. Orpen of the firm Maunsell,
Darley and Orpen solicitors Dublin and Mr. Garvey who made survey and
valuation of the property acting in the interests of the owner a basis
of settlement was arrived at by mutual consent and agreement which is
confidently expected will receive the immediate gratification of Mr.
H S Vandeleur H M L Cahircon House,Killadysert and of Cadogan Square,
Chelsea, London.------------------------. The Vandeleur Estate was away
back in the eighties the scene of one of the most memorable and desperate
struggles of the Land War--------.
1908 Monday 3rd August (CJ).
Colonel (Captain) H S Vandeleur H M L and Mrs. Vandeleur have
arrived at Cahircon from England.
1908 Monday 10th August (CJ).
The “Kilrush Herald” understands that Mr. Vandeleur has
agreed to the terms offered by his Clare tenants for the purchase of
their holdings so that the negotiations may now be regarded as practically
1908 Friday 23rd August (KH).
The Vandeleur Estate.
This historic property the scene in bygone days of a terrific struggle
between the Landlord and tenants is now rapidly and peacefully and by
mutual and satisfactory arrangement passing into ownership of the occupiers.
All this week the tenants have been attending at the Rent Office in
Lower Moore Street, signing the purchase agreements and at an early
date the formalities will be completed and the entire body numbering
about six hundred tenants declared peasant proprietors. The purchase
prices are a 19½ year's rate in the case of the first term occupiers
and 21½ year's purchase of second term rents.
1908 Thursday 17th September (CJ).
West Clare Executive---United Irish League.
There were two cases of evicted tenants on the Vandeleur Estate submitted
for consideration, and it was stated that the other tenants had proceeded
1908 Saturday 21st November (IT).
The Earl and Countess of Portarlington, who were the guests last week
of Colonel (Captain) and Mrs. Hector Vandeleur at Cahircon,
are entertaining a party this week at Emo Park for their shoot.
1908 Monday 14th December (CJ).
Colonel (Captain) and Mrs Vandeleur entertained last week for
shooting at Cahircon, the Earl of Gifford, Captain Hon. Arthur and Lady
Annabel O’Neill, Countess of Limerick, Sir Richard Musgrave, Hon.
George Massey, Captain Robert Peel, Mr. Lycett Green and Mr. A M Vandeleur
2nd Life Guards.
1908 Wednesday 23rd December (IT).
Meeting of Co. Clare Landlords: Ennis, Monday Evening:
A largely attended meeting of the County Clare landowners was held at
the County Clubhouse on Saturday, Mr. Hector S. Vandeleur, and H M L,
presiding, to consider the new Land Bill.
After consideration discussion, on the motion of Lord Dunboyne, seconded
by Colonel Tottenham, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted:
That we condemn the Irish Land Bill, introduced on 23rd November, as
being unjust to owners and occupiers of land in Ireland, certain to
bring voluntary negotiations to an end and calculated to encourage and
promote agrarian strife-----------------That we are resolutely opposed
to the proposed introduction of compulsory purchase-------------That
we believe it would be impossible, even if it were desirable, to set
up a court which would be safely entrusted with the fixing of the selling
price of estates-----------That the reduction of the bonus by the Treasury
on an inflated and unreliable estimate of future purchase transactions
deals a mischievous and unjustifiable blow at both landlords and tenants----.
1908 Friday 25th Deccember (KH).
The Vandeleur Estate.
With some twenty or thirty exceptions all the Vandeleur tenants have
now signed the purchase agreement so this very extensive estate is virtually
1909 Tuesday 10th August (IT).
Colonel? Hector Vandeleur, H M L, and Mrs. Vandeleur have arrived at
Cahircon, Co. Clare.
1909 Friday 10th September (KH).
Owing to the illness of Mr. H S Vandeleur H M L his son, Captain A M
Vandeleur has taken up the management of the estate-Now (only)
the Town and Demesne Lands.
1909 Tuesday 5th October (FJ).
Death of Captain Hector Vandeleur - Famous Eviction Campaign Recalled.
From our special correspondent, Ennis Monday.
This afternoon news reached Ennis of the death at his
London residence, 50 Rutland Gate, of Captain Hector S. Vandeleur, his
Majesty's Lieutenant for Clare. He had been suffering for about four
months from brain affection and within the past month his son Captain
Vandeleur, had taken over the management of his extensive Clare estates.
Captain Vandeleur, who was son of the late Colonel
Crofton Moore Vandeleur, M.P for Clare, and Lady Grace Vandeleur, was
in his seventy-fourth year. He obtained his captaincy in the Rifle Brigade
and soon after left the army. He spent a considerable part of each year
at his West Clare residence, Kilrush House, which, however, was accidentally
destroyed by fire, about thirteen years ago. Since then the family have
lived at another Clare mansion, Cahircon House on the banks of the Shannon,
and at Rutland Gate, S, W., London.
His name will be remembered through the famous Vandeleur
Evictions campaign in West Clare, in the late eighties, which attracted
an immense amount of interest throughout the United Kingdom, and in
connection with which the late Lord Russell of Killowen made his well-remembered
award. Within the last year or two a number of the tenants then put
out of their holdings were restored under the Evicted Tenants Act. Of
recent years the relations between landlord and tenants on the estate
were of a most amicable nature.
Captain Vandeleur was married in July 1869 (18/07/1867)
to Charlotte, eldest daughter of William Orme Foster, M P, of Stourton
Castle, Staffs. His eldest son was the late Lieut. Seymour Vandeleur,
D.S.O., Scots Guards, (and Irish Guards) who met his death
in the South African war. Lieut. Seymour Vandeleur had previously seen
a good deal of service in the Soudan, and had published some valuable
The second son, Lieut. A Moore Vandeleur of the Second
Life Guards succeeds to the estates. The funeral will take place at
Kilrush, on Friday next at three o'clock.
1909 Thursday 7th October (FJ)
By The Way.
Captain Hector Stewart Vandeleur, who died in London, was on two occasion’s
Tory candidate for the County Clare, which his father Colonel Crofton
Moore Vandeleur, had represented in the Tory interest from 1859 till
1874. In 1879 he contested that county at a by-election to fill the
vacancy created by the appointment of Sir Bryan O'Loughlin as Attorney
General for Victoria. He had been elected in 1877 on the death of his
brother Sir Colman O'Loghlen, to the seat, but had never returned to
these countries. On that occasion Captain Vandeleur's opponents were
the veteran Colonel The O'Gorman Mahon who had represented the county
in 1830,and won the seat, returning to parliament after lapse of seven
and twenty years, and Mr. Peter O’Brien, now Lord O'Brien of Kilfenora,
the Chief Justice of Ireland who stood in the Liberal interest. In 1879
Captain Vandeleur polled 1531 votes, as against 1661 recorded for The
O'Gorman Mahon: but when a year later he stood for the county, at the
General Election of 1860, the enthusiasm for Home Rule had so much increased
that he only polled 912 votes, against 3283 votes recorded for The O'Gorman
Mahon, who was at the head of the poll.
The Vandeleur family in the old times regarded the
representation of County Clare as a family perquisite, for which they
fought in bitterly contested elections, with varying success and failure,
against the O’Brien, the FitzGeralds, and the MacNamaras. The
first Vandeleur, a “settler” in the evil days of Charles
11, obtained an immense tract of land by the fortune he acquired as
one of the Commissioners for applotting quit rents in Ireland. The grandfather
of Captain Vandeleur was made, for his services to the Union Commissioner
of the Customs in Ireland, while his younger brother was appointed a
Judge of the King's Bench. His father married Lady Grace Toler, a granddaughter
of Lord Norbury, of whose amazing eccentricities and highly humorous
temperament anecdotes, although she is five and thirty years in her
grave are still repeated in Clare society. The Vandeleur family has
not been without its tragedies. The father of Lady Grace Vandeleur,
the second Lord Norbury, was shot in his demesne at Durrow, and Captain
Vandeleur's eldest son was killed in action in the South African War.
The evictions on the Vandeleur estate during the Land
War in 1888,which were characterised by many sensational incidents,
including even the submission of the dispute to Lord Russell of Killowen,
then Sir Charles Russell, the former Attorney-General of the Gladstone
Government: for arbitration, have now happily all but faded from the
public memory. It is, however, worthy of record that one Parliamentary
career of great firmness of purpose and of unflinching courage is directly
due to these evictions. Captain Pirie, who has been since 1890 Radical
member for North Aberdeen, and had served with great distinction in
the 3rd Hussars in the Egyptian War, the Soudan, and the Nile Expedition,
was stationed with his regiment at the time of the Vandeleur evictions
at Cahir, and was ordered to go in command of his troop to the evictions
in Clare to preserve order. His experience of sufferings of the people
and breaking up of their homes was to him a complete revolution of all
his former views. He had been devoted to soldering and had thought little
of politics, and his leanings were strongly in the direction of Toryism.
He came back from the Vandeleur evictions in strong sympathy with the
people, contested, to prove the depth of his convictions, a hopeless
seat, and eventually became a member of the House of Commons, in which
he is a thorough-going supporter of the popular rights and liberties.
1909 Saturday 9th October (IT).
Obituary---Captain Vandeleur, HML. The death occurred on Monday, at
his London residence of Captain Hector S. Vandeleur, in the 74th year
of his age, after an illness of about four months' duration. He was
son of Colonel Crofton Moore Vandeleur formerly Member of Parliament
for Kilrush, and of Lady Grace Vandeleur. He is succeeded by his son,
Lieutenant A. Moore Vandeleur, in the extensive family estates in County
Clare. Captain Vandeleur was for many years His Majesty's Lieutenant
for his native County of Clare. A considerable portion of his earlier
life was spent in the Army, during which time he was attached to the
Rifle Brigade, and he retired when he attained the rank of Captain.
During the land agitation of the late eighties his name was prominently
before the public in connection with the evictions on the Vandeleur
estate, in West Clare, in connection with which the late Lord Russell
of Killowen made an award which has been frequently referred to in subsequent
legal decisions affecting points raised in connection with the operations
of the land laws. These evictions created at the time considerable excitement
in Ireland, and were followed with no small amount of interest throughout
the United Kingdom.
In recent years the relations between landlord and
tenants were of a most amicable character, and within the past year
or two a number of tenants who were dispossessed during the evictions
have been restored to their holdings on the estate under the operations
of the Evicted Tenants Act. Captain Vandeleur was married, in July 1869
(1867) to Charlotte, eldest daughter of Wm. Orme Foster, M
P, of Stourton Castle, Staffordshire. His eldest son was Lieutenant
Seymour Vandeleur, D S O, of the Scots Guards, (and Irish Guards)
who saw a good deal of active service abroad, and who, it will be remembered,
met his death under very tragic circumstances during the South African
war. Lieutenant Seymour Vandeleur had previously served in the Soudan,
and published some geographical works of considerable value. After he
left the Army Captain Vandeleur was accustomed to spend a portion of
each year on his Clare estates, residing first at Kilrush House, which
was accidentally destroyed by fire about thirteen years ago. The Irish
residence of the family since that date has been Cahircon House beautifully
situated on the banks of the Shannon. The interment will take place
at Kilrush on Friday afternoon.
1909 Monday 11th October (IT)
The funeral of Captain Hector S. Vandeleur, his Majesty's Lieutenant
for the County Clare, took place yesterday evening in his native town.
The remains were enclosed in a suite of coffins the outer one being
of polished oak panelled with heavy brass and inscribed:
Late Captain Rifle Brigade,
Died 3rd October 1909,
Aged 73 years.
The casket containing the remains arrived by mail train
on Thursday afternoon and was received at the Railway Station by Captain
Alexander Moore Vandeleur of the 2nd Life Guards, Knightsbridge, and
son. On the platform also were Rev. Canon Hyde M.A.Rector of Kilrush,
Very Rev Canon McInerney P.P. and V.G. Kilrush, Rev William Corbett
Tait LLD. The manse, Mr R.R. Studdert, J.P.Hareword, agent of the Vandeleur
estate, also the members of the local corporate bodies and principle
officials, leading merchants, a large force of police in full uniform,
in charge of District Inspector John McNally, R.I.C. A party of coastguards-men
from Cappa station and the estate employees with many of the general
At three o'clock yesterday a special Service was conducted
in the church by the Rev. Canon Hyde, assisted by the Rev. M. Waugh,
Rector of Kildysart, and Rev. Robert Bennett, B A, Rector of Kilmurray
McMahon. Afterwards the remains were deposited in the Vandeleur mausoleum,
erected by the late Colonel Crofton Moore Vandeleur.
The chief mourners were:
Mrs Hector S, Vandeleur (wife), Captain Alexander M. Vandeleur (son),
Mrs C.F. Christie Miller (daughter), Mr.C.F. Christie Miller (son-in-law),
Mr J.W. Gilbert Smith, Mr. R.R. Studdert, J.P. Esq., etc.
Amongst those present were:
Very Rev. Canon McInerney, PP and V G: Rev. P J Scanlan CC: Rev. William
Corbett Tait, LLD: Charles Armstrong MacDonnell, D L, and New Hall:
William Joynt Glynn. J P Pella House: Mr. Robert Lane Joynt J P Ennis:
Mr Marcus Keane D L Beechpark: Francis W Gore-Hickman D L, Kilmore House,
Knock: Capt. White, Natenan, Tulla: A Lane Joynt J
P: John Cullinan, Crown Solicitor, Ennis: R H Callinan,
D L Ennis: William Conyngham Vandeleur Burton D L,
Carrigaholt Castle: Herbert Darley, Dublin: Dr. J F
Counihan J P Kilrush: Dr. J B Sullivan, Knock:
Dr. J M Studdert J P Carrigaholt: M S Brews, J P Ballyerra
House: F N Westby D L: Michael Mescal J P (Chairman of the Kilrush Rural
District Council), A M Harner R M Kilkee: E A Ellis J P: R G Ellis J
P:Michael Studdert,Dromelihy: Charles E Glynn, Thomas Kelly, solicitor:
D R Hilliard solicitor, Michael Killeen solicitor; J A MacFarlan MNB:
E G Bushe MNB : B Culligan J P(Chairman of the Kilrush Urban Council):
H G Supple, Bleak House,Cappa: District-Inspector McNally,R
I C: Dr. Joseph A Mescall, John S Carroll, John C Mahony J P: J F Blackhall
C P S: Robert H Borough, P J Boyle, Thomas Ryan U C : Michael Crotty
U C: Joshua S Dowling J P, Cappa House: Michael O'Meara
U C : J J Keating U C: J J Kelly VS: John O'Dwyer U C:John Murphy, Town
Clerk: Andrew Bourke, Harbour Master: Michael Morrissey, Town Surveyor:
Joseph Brews. C E: James Green, Postmaster: Thomas Lenehan, R Crowley,
Owen O'Connell, W C R: James Allen, P M Boyle, Patrick Behan, Michael
Williams, J Mitchell P B: J Ryan N B, Patrick Mungoevan, William McInerney,
William Moody, John Lynch (Henry Street) Stephen Hennessy,
Denis O’Connell (Harbour Master Merchant's Quay),
Patrick Roughan, John McMahon, J Foreman, J Finlay, Andrew Ryan, Patrick
O'Reilly, Richard Walsh, Richard O'Dwyer, John Lynch (Moore
Street) P J Dillon, Thomas Slattery, Michael Slattery, Thomas
Lillis, Denis Slattery,John Brennan N T,Tullycrine:
John Murphy N T Moyasta:Stephen Roughan, R O: Michael
Black. J J Bradley, John O'Dea, John O'Connell (Moyne),
Michael Finucane, T Finucane, Head Constable McDonough Patrick McAuliffe,
Thomas Cusack (Cross), J J Garry, Michael Williams,
Thomas Brew, Daniel Galvin, Patrick Carrig, Thomas Coote: Michael Scanlan,
Robert McAllen (Scattery Island), Patrick Brennan (do.):
J G Fitzgerald D C Kilkee: John Sheedy, John Crotty
D C: Michael O'Shea, Luke O'Brien U C: Chief Officer Hammond C G, Cappa:
Charles Martin, J Sliney, Morgan McNamara, Michael O’Dea, Peter
1909 Saturday 16th October (IT),
VANDELEUR: - On Sunday, October 3rd, 1909,after a paralytic seizure,
Captain Hector Stewart Vandeleur (Late Rifle Brigade), of Kilrush and
Cahircon, Co Lieutenant of Clare eldest son of the late Colonel Vandeleur,
M.P. and Lady Grace Vandeleur aged 73.
1910 Friday 25th February (II)
------The arrivals by the North Wall route include Capt. Vandeleur---------------.
1910 Friday 11th March (KH).
The Kilrush Town tenants Association have commenced a vigorous campaign
in regard to Captain Vandeleur's action in raising ground rents considerably
on houses where the leases have expired. It is stated that rents on
all houses in Frances Street, Toler Street, Market Square and Moore
Street is in future to be 5s a foot frontage.
1910 Saturday 26th March (FJ)
On the Vandeleur estate there were several applications to fix fair
rents on holdings adjoining Kilrush, which on the part of the landlord,
Mr. Cullinan resisted on the grounds that the lands in question were
town parks and outside the Acts. The facts of each of these applications-the
rent, situation, user, and condition of letting-were very fully and
patiently heard by the Court, and ably presented and criticised on both
sides. The tenants interested were Michael Crotty, James Bourke, William
Moody, and John Lynch, all living at or near Kilrush.
1910 Friday 1st April (KH).
Kilrush Town Tenants Association.
Resolved: “That the actual occupiers of houses demand a reduction
of 25% in their rents, owing to the depression of trade in our Town
and we urge the Town Tenants to band themselves together and stand as
one man in their just demand.
1910 Friday 6th May (KH).
Kilrush Urban Council: Kilrush Demesne: Agitation to save the Glorious
Correspondence Read: ---House of Commons 19th April 1910.
Dear Mr. Murphy,
I would beg you to convey to the members of the Kilrush Urban Council
my best thanks for their letter of the 18th and to assure them that
I an entirely with them in the matter of the Kilrush Demesne. ---------------
I am Sincerely Yours: Arthur Lynch (Colonel and M P)
1910 Wednesday 25th May (FJ).
Mr. Wm. Field M P moves “That, in view of the Development Grant
to be provided by Parliament in connection with the Budget, the Government
should be urged to undertake at once a general scheme for the re-afforestation
of Ireland”. The question of re-afforestation affected the climate,
the soil, and the protection of cattle.
Mr. Mescall (Co. Clare) seconded, and
said a forest of 300 acres in connection with Mr. Vandeleur's estate,
near Kilrush, was now for sale, and he urged the Department to acquire
The Vice-President said this question
had already occupied his attention. It was a valuable estate that they
would like to acquire but they could not apply any of the £6,000
they had except to buy Estate Commissioners or the Congested Districts
Board. This was one of the objects for which they were going to ask
money from the Development Commissioners, and such an estate as Colonel
Vandeleur's was one of the first they ought to acquire.
The resolution was carried.
1910 Friday 24th June (KH).
Kilrush Urban Council: The Kilrush Woodlands.
Captain A M Vandeleur willing to sell.
With reference to the above important question and the proposal to establish
a School of Forestry and Agriculture Col Lynch M P has sent the following
letter to Mr. Birrell. ----------- I find that he (Captain Vandeleur)
is in sympathy with the desire of the Kilrush Urban Council and that
he is prepared to sell estate lands to the Lands Commissioners on reasonable
terms, consideration being given to the value of the woods over and
above the value of the land for ordinary agriculture-----.
1910 Tuesday 26th July (II).
A marriage has been arranged, and will take place at the end of October,
between Captain Vandeleur, 2nd Life Guards, only surviving son of the
late Hector Vandeleur, of Kilrush and Cahircon, Co. Clare, and the Hon.
Violet Meysey-Thompson, eldest daughter of Lord and Lady Knaresborough,
1910 Friday 23rd September (II)
New H M L. for Co. Clare.
It is officially announced that the King has on the recommendation of
the Lord Lieutenant, appointed Sir Michael O'Loughlin, Bart. to be his
Majesty's Lieutenant of Co. Clare, in succession to the late Captain
H S Vandeleur.
1910 Friday 23rd September (KH).
Kilrush Urban Council:
The question of the Tolls and Customs on the fairs and markets of Kilrush
is causing some uneasiness to the Urban Council as the landlord Captain
A M Vandeleur who initially gave the entire revenue for the use of the
locality is now pressing the body corporate, who acted as collectors,
for a rental of £40 a year exclusive of rates
1910 Friday 4th November (FJ).
There was a large gathering yesterday at St. Peter's Church, Eaton Square,
at the wedding of Captain Vandeleur, 2nd Life Guards, son of the late
Mr. Hector Vandeleur, of Kilrush and Cahircon, and the Hon. Violet Meysey
Thompson, eldest daughter of Lord and Lady Knaresborough. The church
was beautifully decorated with white flowers and the service fully choral,
was performed by the Rev, F A Donaldson, assisted by the Rev. John Storrs,
Vicar of St. Peter's. Lord Knaresborough gave away his daughter. She
wore a dress of soft white satin draped with old family lace, and the
train was composed entirely of the same old lace and was mounted over
cloth and silver. After the reception at 7 Grosvenor Place the happy
couple left for Paris en route for Egypt.
1910 Friday 23rd December (KH).
Major Fitzgerald and Captain Fitzgerald of Petworth Manor, Gloucestershire
who shot the Vandeleur Demesne preserve this week stayed at the Vandeleur
Arms Hotel Kilrush. They were accompanied by the following guns Captain
Leslie, Major Morton, Col W C V Burton, Mr H Finch, The Knight of Glin
and Mr. R R Studdert J P.
1911 Thursday 5th January (CJ).
Kilrush Urban Council: The Artisans Dwellings Schemes.
In reference to a letter from Mr. R R Studdert agent to Captain Vandeleur
some discussion arose as to whether the land to be acquired from Mr.
Thos. Slattery should be Irish or statute measure. The ground selected
is on the Ballynote Road beyond the Gas Works in Stewart Street and
Mr. Slattery consents to the sale of a portion of his holding for this
1911 Friday 6th January (KH).
The Vandeleur Estate.
Letter from Maunsell Darley and Orpen (Solrs) to Thomas Kelly Solr Frances
---------Captain Vandeleur never gave any authority to anyone to hold
markets or fairs other than those for which he holds a franchise. We
are to-day writing to the Town Council Kilrush warning them that Captain
Vandeleur will treat the holding of any fairs or market other than those
which he has a franchise as a disturbance of the market. Captain Vandeleur
never participated in the present arrangements or risks on any of the
(alleged) new fairs or markets.
1911 Monday 27th February (CJ).
Kilrush Urban Council; Landlord's complaint about Crag Quarry,
Captain Vandeleur's Estate—Crag Quarry,
Complaint has been made to me that your Council are abusing privileges
in the way their men are working in the quarry------Yours Faithfully
R R Studdert.
1911 Monday 6th March (CJ).
Kilrush Demesne: Appeal to the Estate Commissioners.
At the meeting of the Kilrush Urban Council the following resolution
was proposed by Mr. F J O'Doherty J P and seconded by Mr. Michael O'Meara
and unanimously adopted:
“That understanding the Estate Commissioners have acquired the
Vandeleur Demesne situate at Kilrush, County Clare, we respectively
appeal to them to vest same in the Department of Agriculture as we are
of opinion it would be an ideal one for conversion at very little outlay
into an Agricultural Station as has been done in other parts of the
1911 Monday 13th March (CJ).
The Kilrush Urban Council has called on the Estate Commissioners to
sell them the division of the Vandeleur Demesne known as the Cricket
Field for use benefit of the people of Kilrush as a recreational ground
for the holding therein of sports, races shows and other amusements.
1911 Monday 20th March (CJ).
It was stated that there are fully three hundred applications sent to
the Estate Commissioners for Applotments on the Vandeleur Demesne around
Kilrush House. Although a report prevails that Captain Vandeleur has
disposed of the place to the Estate Commissioners, the Commissioners
are deluged with proposals from all quarters.
1911 Monday 4th September (CJ).
Kilrush Urban Council: The Cricket Field again.
A letter was read from the office of the Estate Commissioners, Dublin,
offering to sell the Cricket Field (of which a temporary letting has
been made) to the Urban Council under section 36 of the Local Government
Act for a cash payment of £929 to be used as a recreational ground.
The area was defined as 55 acres 3 roods 19 perches of the lands of
1907-1912 House of commoms Debates
West Clare Evicted Tenants. April 30, 1907.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners inform me that sixty-two evicted tenants have
been reinstated in County Clare. Of these thirty have been reinstated
on the Vandeleur estate, and the Commissioners have already sanctioned
grants, amounting in all to £2,618, to some twenty-five of the
latter tenants. The Commissioners appear to be doing all that can be
done in the matter, but in any event I could not interfere with their
discretion in such cases.
Land Purchase (Ireland). February 19th,
§ Mr. LYNCH asked the Chief Secretary whether his attention has
been drawn to the fact that the tenants of the Mountshannon and Ballyguiry
(parish of Killofin, rural district of Killadysert), portions of the
estate of Captain Vandeleur in West Clare, have, on several occasions
during the past five years, made offers in regard to sale, and that
these offers have been refused; whether the fact that these estates
are held by middle landlords (Mr. Marcus Keane, for Mountshannon, and
Miss Helena Barclay, for Ballyguiry) forms any obstacle to the operations
of the Land Act of 1909; and, if not, whether steps will be taken by
the Congested Districts Board, without further delay, to deal with these
Land Purchase October 31st 1912
§ Mr. T. W. RUSSELL (Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture,
The Department have received copy of resolution in question, but they
are not in a position to take the course suggested. It may be pointed
out that on 29th March 1910, the hon. Member called attention to a resolution
unanimously adopted by the Kilrush Urban District Council, suggesting
to the Department the desirability of saving the woods on the Vandeleur
estate from destruction and of acquiring these lands for the purpose
of building an agricultural college, with a school of forestry. Resolutions
to a similar effect were adopted by the Kilrush Board of Guardians in
October, 1910, and by the Clare County Committee of Agriculture in March,
1911, in which latter month also the urban district council unanimously
appealed to the Department to purchase these lands and establish an
agricultural station there. The Department, however, informed the urban
district council and the county committee that the lands were to be
acquired, with the consent of the Treasury, for utilisation as a forestry
centre, and that it was not proposed to establish an agricultural station
or a school of forestry at this centre.
1912 Saturday 20th January (II).
Sir Charles and Lady Barrington have been entertaining a party this
week for their woodcock shoot, including Lord Massy, Capt. and the Hon.
Mrs. Vandeleur, the Earl of Rosse, Sir George Abercromby, Mr. Percy
La Touché, Major Darby Griffiths, and Mr. A K Charlesworth.
1912 Saturday 23rd March (II).
---- Capt. and The Hon. Mrs. Vandeleur have arrived in London and are
staying at 50 Rutland Gate.
1912 Monday 3rd April (CJ).
Colonel Lynch M P in West Clare.
Col Arthur Lynch M P spent the weekend on a visit to his constituents
in West Clare. On Saturday night he addressed a special meeting of the
Kilrush Urban Council in reference to the questions, which are driving
such intense feeling in the Western Capital, the proposed waterworks
schemes and the control of the Vandeleur's Cricket Field where Kilrush
sports will be held next Sunday.
1912 Wednesday 24th April (II).
Captain and the Hon. Mrs. Vandeleur have arrived at 42 Lowndes Street,
(London) which they have taken for the season.
1912 Friday 21st June (KH).
The Purchase of Kilrush Town.
We give hereunder copy of letter addressed to the Kilrush branch of
the Town Tenants Association:
Dear Mr. Nagle. If Mr. Vandeleur agrees
to include the town holdings in the sale of his estate there is nothing
to prevent them being sold as in other towns under the Land Acts to
the occupying tenants. It is for the people of Kilrush to decide the
importance of a sale and I hope they will lose no time in setting to
work to secure what will give them after a brief struggle the complete
ownership of their homes and what I consider essential for the health
and future prosperity of the town a portion of the land on the demesne
to provide accommodation plots for the Town tenants. ----
I hope the schedule forms will be filled up at once. You should ask
my friend, Colonel Lynch, your parliamentary representative to impress
upon the Government, The Estate Commissioners and the Congested Districts
Boards the necessity for attending immediately to the just claims of
the people of Kilrush to become owners of their homes and to obtain
a share of that land which runs right up to the town and which was created
by the Almighty for the benefit of His people. Mr J M C Briscoe. To
Mr. T Nagle, Hon Sec. Town Tenants Association Kilrush.
1912 Monday 1st July (CJ).
Kilrush Board of Guardians: State of the House: Number in the house
as per last return 253.
1912 Monday 30th September (CJ).
The Kilrush Urban Council are to enter into a contract with Captain
A M Vandeleur, the Patentee of the Markets and Fairs of Kilrush for
the sale to them of all his rights and interests in the patents for
the Kilrush Fairs and Markets.
1913 Friday 18th January (II).
Captain Alexander Vandeleur who has been appointed High Sheriff of Co.
Clare is the only surviving son of the late Captain Hector Vandeleur,
and is married to Lord and Lady Knaresborough's eldest daughter. Captain
Vandeleur acquired Cahircon from the representative of the late Col.
The Hon. Charles White, an uncle of Lord Annaly, after the burning of
the Vandeleur family seat at Kilrush House some six (teen)
1913 Monday 3rd January (CJ)
The afforestation on the Kilrush Demesne has begun and a large staff
of workmen has been engaged for the planting of the forty acre division
known as Brew's Hill.
1913 Friday 7th March (KH).
County Clare Spring Assizes: Captain A M Vandeleur High Sheriff attended
1913 Thursday 3rd April (CJ).
The Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction in Ireland have
just forwarded to the Kilrush Urban Council a paying order for £187
odd as recompense in lieu of rates on their Forestry Station at the
Kilrush Demesne--This includes a period from July 1911 to 31st March
1913 Friday 27th June (KH).
Kilrush Urban Council.
Tolls and Customs. The Local Government Board although having expressed
agreement to the proposed purchase of the Tolls and Customs now refused
to sanction the loan applied for of £300 on the ground that it
was not “work” within the meaning of the section.
1913 Thursday 3rd July (CJ).
Clare Summer Assizes: The Clare Summer Assizes were opened on Tuesday
by Lord Justice Cherry, who was accompanied into court by the High Sheriff
Captain A M Vandeleur-----.
1913 Friday 1st August (KH)
Kilrush Urban Council.
The transfer of £300 from the Harbour Board funds for the purchase
of the Tolls and Customs was ratified
1914 Tuesday 3rd March (II).
---------Recent arrivals from England by the Kingstown Mail Capt. Vandeleur.
1914 Wednesday 25th November (II)
Lieut J B Vandeleur, Leicester Regiment, who has been killed, was the
only son of the Late Col. J O Vandeleur C B of Ballinacourty .He was
a kinsman of Capt. W M C Vandeleur, Moyville, Galway, whose death on
10th September has been reported, and of the late Lieut-Col, C. Vandeleur,
D S O, Kilrush who was killed in action in the Boer War.
(John Beauclerk Vandeleur, 2nd Lieut Durham Light Infantry b 1887
killed in action 1914 son of Col John Ormsby CB 1897 of Ballinacourty
and grandson of Lt-Col John10th Hussars, of Mannister Co. Limerick:
and Capt. William Mount Charles Crofton 2nd Essex Regiment killed in
action 26th August 1914 son of William Richard of Moyville Co. Galway
and grandson of the Rev William Richard Rector of Julianstown and great-grandson
of Crofton and Alice Burton)
1915 Friday 15th January (FJ).
Captain Alexander Moore Vandeleur, 2nd Life Guards, who is unofficially
reported, missing, is the only surviving son of the late Captain Hector
Stewart Vandeleur (Rifle Brigade), of Kilrush and Cahircon Co. Clare,
whom he succeeded in 1909.
1915 Saturday 16th January (CC).
Kilrush Urban Council: The Fair Green.
Mr. R R. Studdert agent to Captain Vandeleur wrote to reply to the Council's
request for the use of the Fair Green, stating that it was ridiculous
to expect it for nothing. Some time ago the locks on the gates which
were the property of Captain Vandeleur were broken and entrance effected
without any right. Mr. O’Meara: It would be a good job if we were
rid of him. Mr. Nagle: If a deputation went to him he might give it
to them. Mr. O'Dwyer: They went before and they might as well have remained
at home... Mr. Carmody: The Kaiser has a hold of him and it would be
a good job if he never let him go. Mr O'Meara: It is a dying kick, the
present fellow was just as good as any of them, and none of them ever
did anything for Kilrush. Mr. Connolly: Landlords in other towns give
parks, and here Mr. Vandeleur won’t give an acre or two of a field
that is not worth 2d to him.
It was decided to write to Mr. Studdert again asking him to let the
Fair Green at a nominal rent.
1915 Monday 18th January (CJ).
There is no news yet of Captain Alexander Moore Vandeleur 2nd Life Guards
who is unofficially reported missing.
1915 Monday 22nd March (CJ).
Kilrush Urban Council: To split up the land, Mr Michael O'Meara handed
in a notice of his intention to move or cause to be moved at the next
meeting “That the resolution on their books calling on Mr. T W
Russell and the Department of Agriculture, to take over the Vandeleur
Demesne lands as a School of Forestry and Agriculture Station be rescinded
with a view to having the said lands striped up and divided amongst
the deserving poor tenants in the town of Kilrush.
Rates on Public Buildings:
Mr. Nagle inquired if Captain Vandeleur had paid rates on the Courthouse
as was done in Kilkee and Carrigaholt.
The Clerk (sharply): No Sir it is exempt.
1915 Saturday 24th April (CC).
Kilrush Urban Council:
The following communication was received from Mr. T P Gill Secretary
to the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction for Ireland.
Dear Sir: With reference to your letter of the 11th ult. relative to
the utilisation of the Department's land at Kilrush. I have to acquaint
you for the information of the Kilrush Urban District Council that the
property in question was purchased out of funds specially provided for
the preservation of woodland and is held by the Department as trustee
under the Irish Land Acts solely for the purpose of forestry. The Department
is therefore not in a position to utilise the lands for the establishment
of an Agricultural School...............
1915 Monday 15th November (II and IT 16th November).
Death of Mrs. H S Vandeleur.
The “Morning Post” announces the death of Mrs. Vandeleur,
which occurred at 50 Rutland Gate, London, on Friday. She was the eldest
daughter of the late W O. Foster, of Apley Park, Bridgenorth, and married
in 1867 Hector Stewart Vandeleur, of Kilrush and Cahircon, H M L for
Clare, who died in 1909.
A marriage has been arranged, and is expected to take place shortly,
between Crofton Talbot Vandeleur, of Wardenstown, Killucan, Westmeath,
Second Lieutenant N.S.Y.? and Ruth Sidney, daughter of the late Abel
John Layard and of Mrs. Layard,East Hayes House, Bath.
(Captain Crofton Thomas Burton Vandeleur, of Wardenstown, Co. Westmeath
and Moyville Co Galway J P, High Sheriff Westmeath, 12th Lancers born
20/02/1842, married 07/10/1868, Hon. Mary Letitia (Maletta) Yelverton
and died without issue on 13/06/1881, leaving his estate to his wife,
and on her death in 15/03/1910 to his cousin, Maurice Spring Rice Bayly.
Maurice S R Bayly's son Crofton Talbot Bayly changed his name to Crofton
Talbot Bayly-Vandeleur by Royal Licence on succeeding to the Wardenstown
Estate on the 26/04/1911.)
1916 Saturday 29th January (IT)
Large Bequest to a missing officer: Mrs. Charlotte Vandeleur, of 50
Rutland Gate, London, S W, who died on the 12th November last, eldest
daughter of the late W O Foster, of Apley Park, Bridge North, and widow
of Hector Stewart Vandeleur, of Kilrush and Cahircon, H M Lieutenant
for Clare, left estate of the gross value of £15,873-15s-6d, of
which £15,166-10s-6d is nett personally. By her will dated 21st
April, 1913,she appointed her son, Captain Alexander Moore Vandeleur,
2nd Life Guards, as sole executor thereof, but by codicil dated 10th
June 1915,in the event of his predecease, she appointed his wife, the
Hon. Violet Ethel Vandeleur (daughter of Lord Knaresborough, of Kirby
Hall, York), as administrator of the estate. Her said son is now believed
to be a prisoner in Germany, and administration of the estate has been
granted to his wife.
1916 Friday 14th July (IT).
Obituary: Mr. R R Studdert, J P. The death occurred at the County Club
Ennis, on Wednesday evening, of Mr. R R Studdert. J P. formerly of Hazelwood.
He was in his 80th year, and, though in feeble health he had acted on
the Grand Jury at the Assizes on the previous day. Mr. Studdert was
the oldest magistrate in the County Clare, and one of the best-known
land agents in Ireland. Amongst the estates over which he acted were
the Vandeleur estate the agency which he succeeded on the death of his
brother Mr. Hallam Studdert, he was very popular with all classes.
1916 Thursday 20th July (CJ).
Funeral of Mr. R R Studdert-------Letters and Cards of deep sympathy
have been received by the relatives from Mr. R W Richards, Solrs. Dublin,
Mr Walter Nolan C C P, Tipperary and Mrs Vandeleur Cahircon---.
1916 Friday 29th September (IT).
The Hon. Mrs. Vandeleur paid a short visit to Cahircon, County Clare.
She has now returned to England.
1916 Thursday 9th November (CC).
Kilrush Urban Council:
The Chairman (Batt Culligan J P) said that Mr. Vandeleur's
new agent was coming to town at the end of the month. It would be well
if deputation met him in connection with the fair-green and Market House.
Mr. Carmody: For purchase of the Market House? Chairman: Oh no, only
the portion we require for butter. Chairman: The deputation should try
to get the fair-green from him. Mr. Ryan: If Mr. Vandeleur was alive
we would get it. He proposed it to the deputation when the law with
Pat Culligan would be over. Chairman: He may be alive. Mr. Ryan: I hope
he is alive. I wished every man and woman who went to France came back
alive. It was decided to appoint a deputation.
1917 Friday 12th January (KH).
Kilrush Urban Council: The Demesne lands for Tillage. ----Mr. O'Meara
spoke earnestly to have a resolution adopted to have the demesne lands,
now in the occupation of the Board of Agriculture, split up and divided
amongst the shopkeepers and others of the working class to be tilled
this spring to avert distress and famine----.
1917 Friday 30th March (KH).
Mrs Anne Grogan of Derha was processed at the suit of Mr. Willis the
agent on the Vandeleur Estate for a sum of £16 for a year's rent
up to September 1915. A tenant named McInerney was decreed for £7-4s
for rent up to March 1916 on the same property also a tenant named Canny
for a sum of £5-15s for the rent up to March 1916 and another
tenant for a sum of £18 due up to April 1916.
1917 Monday 25th June (IT).
The Hon. Mrs. Vandeleur is at present at Cahircon, County Clare, where
she intends to spend a few weeks.
1918 Friday 24th May (KH).
Kilrush Urban Council.
A Cinema Company to rent Town Hall. ---- On the office record of the
Vandeleur Estate and on the documents I have seen I do not think there
is anything regarding an explanation. The Urban Council has had permission
for a number of years to hold meetings in the Market House but the building
is in the absolute disposal of Captain Vandeleur------. I have found
a tenant who is willing to do some painting of the wood-work----- C
De L Willis. ---- --Mr. O'Brien said it was an effort to clear the Council
out of the tumble down old place after all the people of Kilrush had
paid to the Vandeleurs.
1919 Saturday 14th June (II)
The Hon. Doris Meysey-Thompson, daughter of Lord Knaresborough, has
returned to 50 Rutland Gate, London, to stay with her sister, the Hon.
Mrs. Vandeleur, for some weeks. Mrs. Vandeleur is married to Capt. Alexander
Moore Vandeleur, of Cahircon, Kilrush.
1919 Friday 29th August (KH).
The late Captain Vandeleur.
The late Captain Vandeleur 2nd Life Guards of Cahircon, Ennis left £32,726
bequested to his wife £1,500 and the residue of the estate in
trust for life and then for his eldest son, who failing to his daughter
who failing to his cousin Crofton Bury Vandeleur.
1920 Saturday 10th April (II).
Highly Important Sale by Public Auction as a going concern
Mill, two Yards and Premises: equipped with modern machinery at Kilrush
in the County of Clare. Messrs Mescal and Casey (Ennis) have received
instructions from Thomas J Mahony Esq to sell by Public Auction the
above property at the Market House Kilrush County of Clare, on Wednesday
21st April 1920 at the hour of 1 o'clock.
1) A large three storied building used as a mill with a large yard attached
held under lease dated the 1/12/1886 for 99 years at a yearly rent of
£4-14-2 payable to the Trustees of the Vandeleur Estate.
2) A large yard known as McDonnell's Yard held under lease for 99 years
from 25/03/1885 at an adjusted rent of £2-16-6 payable to the
Trustees of the Vandeleur Estate.
3) A large yard held under lease for 99 years from 25/03/1885 at a yearly
rent of £1-17-8 payable to the Trustees of the Vandeleur Estate
All the premises are situated in the best business part of the Town
of Kilrush and are practically adjoining each other. A large an extensive
business has been carried on in the premises by the vendor and an old
established trade condition and goodwill will be assigned. --- The mill
is fitted with one 44hp National Suction? Gas Engine, 1 Push Saw Bench,
1 Band Saw, 1 Combined Log And Deal Frame -----. After the premises
are sold a large quantity of Norwegian prepared flooring, Canada spruce----about
1,000 assorted standing all grown within a mile of the mill---.
1920 Wednesday 10th November (II).
The marriage took place on Monday at St. James's Piccadilly, of Mr.
Gerard Domville, younger surviving son of the late Admiral Sir Cecil
Domville and Moselle Lady Domville, of Branksomo Hall, Bournemouth,
and Miss Beatrice Vandeleur, only child of Col. and Mrs. Robert Vandeleur,
of the Hive, Parkstone. Miss Vandeleur's father is related to the Vandeleurs
of Kilrush, and her mother, a daughter of Major-General George de la
Poer Beresford, is a sister of Mrs. Greer, of Curragh Grange, Co Kildare.
(Col. later Brig-Gen Robert Seymour Vandeleur CB (1919) CMG (1915)
was the son of Crofton Bury and his uncle was Hector Stewart Vandeleur
of Kilrush and Cahircon).
1921 Friday 6th May (KH).
The Market House burnt down. A fine old building in Ruins. The Market
House, Kilrush situated in the centre of the town was discovered in
flames at two o'clock on Friday morning. ------ The Market House was
private property the Vandeleur family being the owners. The Kilrush
Urban Council was about purchasing the Market House. It is stated that
it is 125 years since the Market House was built.
1921 Sunday 22nd May (Manuscript).
16 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin.
Estate of Vandeleur Trustees. Co Clare.
I certify that I have examined the title to the townlands of Kilrush,
Kilrush Urban District, Ballyurra, Leadmore, Cappagh, Drimna, and Ballymacurtaun
all in the Barony of Moyarta and Co, of Clare and I am of opinion that
Sydney Richardson Christie-Miller, Charles Granville Kekewich and Arthur
William Foster, Trustees of the settlement on the Vandeleur Estate dated
2/11/1910 have good title to convey, free from incumbrances, all said
portions of the said lands as are still unsold and of which they are
in either actual possession or in receipt of rent from, subject as to
tenanted premises to the tenancies affecting same. H D Connor.
Estate of late Captain A M Vandeleur.
Terms-re sale of ground rents-Kilrush.