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  • ID: I1068
  • Name: John Corry
  • Suffix: MP
  • Prefix: Col
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1667 1
  • Death: 1726
  • Burial: Derryvullan, co Fermanagh
  • Residence: Castelcoole, Enniskillen, co Fermanagh
  • Occupation: MP Enniskillen 1711-13, co Fermanagh 1719-26. High Sheriff co Fermanagh 1711.
  • Education: Kilkenny. Trinity College Dublin. 1
  • MEM: Derryvullan, co Fermanagh: MI erected later by 4th E of Belmore
  • Note: 2

    The manor of Coole passed to John Corry's son, Colonel John Corry (c.1643-1726).
    On October 1721 Colonel John Corry made his will (D/3007/A/6/37). His son, Leslie Corry, then a minor, was to inherit the estate, '... with remainder first to his sons then to his daughters in order; in default of such to the use of his own daughters and their heirs similarly in order. ... All the above persons are to take the name of Corry if they succeed to the property. If anyone does not take the name then he or she is to lose all benefit which is to go to the next in succession.' By a codicil of 1726 Margetson Armar, John Corry's nephew, was appointed guardian during Leslie Corry's minority. Leslie Corry came of age in 1733. He did not however enjoy his estate for very long as he died in 1741.
    At Derryvullan is a vault surmounted by an altar-tomb:
    This stone was erected by | SOMERSET RICHARD LOWRY CORRY | EARL OF BELMORE | to the memory of the following members of his family who were interred in the vault beneath | or in this church yard | John Corry | formerly of Belfast settled at Castle Coole 1655 | Died 1683 cir. | Colonel JAMES CORRY | formerly M.P. for this County | Died 1718 | Colonel JOHN CORRY | formerly M.P. for Enniskillen and this County | died 1726 Aged 60 and | SARAH his wife daughter of WILLIAM LESLIE | LESLIE CORRY | who Died 1741 Aged 28 | Colonel MARGETSON ARMAR | Died cir. 1773 | and MARY his Wife Sister and Coheir of the above LESLIE CORRY | Died cir 1774 | Master LESLIE CORRY | Son of EDMUND and MARTHA LESLIE-CORRY | Died 22nd March 1743 | JOHN LOWRY | Second son of GALBRAITH and SARAH LOWRY | Died at Castle Coole in 1752 | Aged about 17 years.
    This stone is modern, being erected by the fourth Earl of Belmore. He subsequently thought that Sarah Leslie, who died in 1747, and was wife of John Corry, was not buried at Derryvullan, but that her sister, Elizabeth Leslie, who died in 1733, was buried in the vault. Master Leslie Corry?s Christian name was John. Armar, first Earl of Belmore, inherited Castle Coole from his mother Sara, daughter of Colonel John Corry, and wife of Galbraith Lowry, of Aghenis, Co. Tyrone. Colonel James Corry in his Will desired that his son John should erect a monument at Derryvullan to him and his ancestors; no trace of it now exists, if it was ever erected.
    (County FERMANAGH, Derryvullan Old Churchyard 278-284. 2007, Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives. Contributed by C.Hunt/Typed by Celia Ewald.)
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  • Change Date: 8 MAR 2010

    Father: James Corry b: 1633
    Mother: Sarah Ancketill

    Marriage 1 Sarah Leslie
    • Married: 7 FEB 1702
    1. Has Children Sarah Corry b: 1709

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