Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.


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Fort William, near Ballingarry, Co.Limerick

Fort William House (or Fortwilliam), Bealduvroga townland, Rathkeale par, near Ballingarry, Co.Limerick.
Home of Henry Sheehy.
He is listed there in "Transactions of the Ossianic Society for the year 1856", pub 1859.
He died there in 1882.

Inherited by his sister Maria Sheehy and her husband Thomas McDonnell.
Thomas McDonnell listed there in [Slater's Directory, 1894].
Thomas and Maria are listed at Fort William in 1901 census. The house has 9 rooms, 8 windows in front of house, 14 outbuildings. It is the biggest house in the townland (it is definitely Fort William House).
Thomas McDonnell died there in 1922.

The house survives today.
See Fort William in NIAH.
See Fort William in Landed Estates Database.


Fort William House.
From NIAH.

Fort William House on 1829 to 1842 map.

Fort William House on 1887 to 1913 map.

Street view of NW gate, showing outbuilding.
See also image from NIAH.
See street view of NE gate.

Fort William House. Outbuilding.
From NIAH.

Fort William House. Outbuilding.
From NIAH.

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