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  • ID: I1067
  • Name: Sarah Corry
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1709
  • Death: 1779
  • Note: 1 2 2

    2nd dau.
    Eventual heir of father (following death of her sister in law)
    Complicated co-heirship, 1741-1773:
    Margetson Armar is an important link in the chain of succession to the Castle Coole estate. He had managed the estate during the minority of his cousin; he continued to live there even after Leslie Corry attained his majority in 1733; and in 1736 he married Mary Corry, the youngest of Leslie Corry's three sisters. His management of the estate helped to improve and increase it. In 1756 he purchased from Nathaniel Clements the residue of a 21-year lease of the churchlands of Aghavea adjoining Castle Coole which Clements had obtained in 1754 from Bishop Clayton of Clogher (D/3007/A/6/54 et seq.), subject to a 400 head rent. (On 22 January 1756 Richard Baldwin, Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, lent the sum of 8,000 to Margetson Armar; so it is assumed that this money was used for the purchase of the churchlands lease.) Margetson Armar made his will on 5 May 1768 (D/3007/A/6/59). In it he left all his Fermanagh lands to his wife and her issue, and, failing such issue, to Sarah Lowry-Corry and her heirs male.
    Sarah Lowry-Corry was the second of Leslie Corry and Mary Margetson's sisters. In 1733, she had married Galbraith Lowry, the second son of Robert Lowry of Finagh (alias Sixmilecross) and Aghenis (near Caledon), Co. Tyrone. According to the terms of Robert Lowry's will, dated 1 November 1738 (D/3007/A/4/6), his estate was to be divided between his first and second sons, Finagh being settled on the eldest son, Robert, and the Aghenis portion of the estate on Galbraith. Robert Lowry Junior died in 1764 leaving no male heirs, so that the estate was reunited in the person of Galbraith Lowry. In the same year, 1764, Sarah Corry inherited that portion of her father's estates which had first passed to her eldest sister, Martha Corry, and in accordance with her father's will assumed the name of Corry, as did her son and heir, Armar Lowry-Corry, later 1st Earl Belmore. Thus, Armar Lowry-Corry's three names represented the three components of his future inheritance: Armar, the valuable churchlands in Fermanagh, Lowry his paternal estate in Tyrone, and Corry the rest of his Fermanagh estate and his country seat.
    Summary of The Belmore Papers: consist of 36,400 documents and 278 volumes. They span the period 1612-1949, 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 (1828-1832) and New South Wales (1868-1872) respectively.
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  • Change Date: 24 APR 2009

    Father: John Corry b: 1667
    Mother: Sarah Leslie

    Marriage 1 Galbraith Lowry-Corry b: 11 JUL 1706
    • Married: 26 JUL 1733 in Castle Coole 1
    1. Has Children Anne Lowry b: 1738

    1. Type: Book
      Periodical: Belmore
      Author: Peter Marson
    2. Type: Web Site
      Title: N Ireland Public Record Office
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