Papers of the Tyrcallen branch of the Stewarts of Killymoon, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone: in particular, those of Henry Stewart (1743-1840) of Tyrcallen, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal, younger brother of James Stewart (1741-1821) of Killymoon, MP for Co. Tyrone, 1768-1812.
Henry Stewart was a land agent who managed the estate affairs of a number of families, on a basis which was professional by the standards of the day, from a Dublin office. The archive relates to his own and his clients' estates and business affairs and those of his partner, Graves Chamney Swan. His most important clients were the 2nd and 3rd Viscounts Palmerston who owned estates mainly in Cos Dublin and Sligo.
Henry Stewart's wife, Elizabeth Packenham/Pakenham, was a daughter of Edward Michael Packenham, 2nd Lord Longford and a sister of Lady Catherine Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington. For this reason, some sections of these papers consist of letters to and from members of the Longford/Pakenham family, 1755-1846. The letters from the Duchess of Wellington run from 1813 to 1831, and there are earlier 'Grand Tour' letters to Mrs Stewart from her brother, Thomas Packenham (1774-1835), 2nd Earl of Longford, 1793-1795.
Of interest to those researching estate management
Approx. 2,275 documents occupying 15 PRONI boxes
See PRONI reference D/3319 for catalogue of the papers. The catalogue is available for consultation in PRONI's Public Search Room.
See also http://www.proni.gov.uk/records/private/stew_tyr.htm for a more detailed introduction to the collection.
A small part of the collection was gifted.