Annaghmakerrig Papers

Personal, family and estate papers of the Moorhead family; papers relating to the Power family; and estate papers relating to Annaghmakerrig, Co. Monaghan. The Moorhead family archive includes: papers, 1804-59, relating to the medical career of Professor John Moorhead who bought Annaghmakerrig in 1802; personal letters, 1817-41; letters from Sir William Power to his future wife Martha Moorhead and her mother, 1850-72. The papers pertaining to the Power family relate firstly to the career of Sir William Power during the Crimean War and throughout the Empire (especially Hong Kong, New Zealand, the Cape of Good Hope and Canada); and secondly comprise his political papers and correspondence, diaries and journals. Other estate and business papers include wills, settlements and account books relating to the Power/Guthrie family etc. and papers relating to properties outside Co. Monaghan. There are maps, surveys and architect's tracings, 1821-1900. The last private owner of Annaghmakerrig was Sir Tyrone Guthrie whose mother was the heiress of the Powers. Annaghmakerrig is now administered by the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, a company formed in July 1979 to carry into effect the provisions of Sir Tyrone Guthrie's will, and the house is run as a centre for artists.


Interesting background material on one of Ireland's most influential families.

Physical characteristics

c. 450 documents and volumes occupying 7 PRONI boxes.

Description or Catalogue

See PRONI calendar reference D/3585 for catalogue of the papers. The catalogue is available for consultation in PRONI's Public Search Room. See also for an introduction to the collection.


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Added by PRONI | Last updated on: 25 August 2018