Monument to Sir Henry Barron. : commissioned by The Marquis de Pons

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Where: Waterford, Ireland

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When: 01 November 1927

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Another visit to the wonderful collection from the Poole studio in Waterford. Each time I upload one of this collection I think how lucky Waterford is to have their history recorded so beautifully and preserved for posterity by AH Poole! I know that there is at least one place named after Sir Henry but who was he and why did the Marquis commemorate him so?

Several contributors provide information on this memorial (and the man it commemorates). Oaktree_brian_1976 provides a link which describes Sir Henry (Page Turner*) Barron (1824-1900) as a career politician as a career politician and diplomat.

(* Yes. Page-Turner. We laughed too :) )...


Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: c.8 November 1927

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3466

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 01/Aug/2017 08:58:17

    Well this tickled my funnybone ... his first wife's maiden name was Page-Turner ! Wiki - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Henry_Barron,_1st_Baronet "Sir Henry Winston Barron, 1st Baronet DL (15 October 1795 – 19 April 1872) was an Irish baronet and politician, who stood at nine different general elections."

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    sharon.corbet

    • 01/Aug/2017 09:00:00

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] His mother - this is a memorial to the 2nd baronet. This one is in memory of the 1st baronet.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 01/Aug/2017 09:02:36

    The memorials are both in Ferrybank Church, and there is a fairly long article here explaining the history of the church and the memorials themselves.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 01/Aug/2017 09:03:05

    Cancel all that - that was his father ! Ed. Thanks Sharon and Niall !

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    sharon.corbet

    • 01/Aug/2017 10:27:55

    Based on my almost non-existent Spanish, I think that the Marques of Pons was a cousin of the Barrons of Waterford. From the Spainish wiki on the Marquesite of Pons, Manuel Falcó y Escandón's mother was Carlota Maximiliana de Escandón y Barrón, who was a descendent of the Eustace Barron of Mexico mentioned on this plaque.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Aug/2017 10:39:26

    thepeerage says the Barrons lived at Barroncourt, Waterford, but I can't find it. A Heraldry book on Google books says the same. The NUIG Landed Estates db suggests Henry Barron lived at Belmount House in Waterford, later St. Patrick's Institution. [https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet]'s Ferrybank history page agrees.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Aug/2017 10:48:42

    Many photos of Belmont Park in the archive.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Aug/2017 10:55:31

    Presumably connected to Barron Strand Street? Or not? Diaphalene for dainty lingerie

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    sharon.corbet

    • 01/Aug/2017 10:57:55

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Apparently Barroncourt is Belmo[u]nt according to Ferrybank Parish again "Shortly after-wards Henry Winston Barron took up residence in Belmont and changed the name to Barroncourt. That name remained on the house during his lifetime and also while Pierce Marcus Barron, his successor, was there. The property was offered for sale in 1881. "

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Aug/2017 11:05:00

    The DIA lumps the house under the Institution, although it wasn't until after Henry's time. Although given more from Sharon on that Ferrybank site, maybe it was St Patricks after 1881?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Aug/2017 11:11:02

    Audaces fortuna iuvat, as I always say.

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 01/Aug/2017 12:42:12

    Quick recap. Politician and diplomat, married to his job, never married. Baronetcy extinct. armorial.library.utoronto.ca/stamp-owners/BAR006

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    Niall McAuley

    • 01/Aug/2017 13:43:00

    thepeerage also lists a house at "glenanna" in Armagh, which I think is Glen Anne on the 6". Googling Glenanne Barron crosses the streams with the Troubles: A Glenanne Gang referenced in the Barron report.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 01/Aug/2017 14:00:16

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] I think Armagh is a red herring there, it should be Co. Waterford. Glenanna Cottage is described as the marine residence of H. Winston Barron. (25" OSI)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 01/Aug/2017 20:12:12

    Thanks all! I've linked [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]]'s summary from the description. FYI - If memory serves, we had an image of the chapel at Belmont Park before. Also from the Poole collection, and within a year or so of this image: www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/5727297853/

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 01/Aug/2017 21:29:43

    Some Trove finds ... Sir Henry left 3,000 pounds for a mausoleum in his memory, and a whole lot more -

    £30,000 for Irish Charities. The estate of the lata Sir Henry Page Turner Barron, who was formerly resident British Minister at Stuttgart, has been valued at £305,473 5s. Id., out of which large sum he makes munificent bequests to Irish charitable institutions amounting to about £30,000. A sum of £3,000 is to be devoted to the erection of a Roman Catholic Church at Ferrybank, Waterford, the hospitals and charitable institutions in which will benefit to the extent of £4,000. For the erection of a mausoleum in his memory Sir Henry left £3,000, and a similar amount is to be allotted to the hospitals and charitable institutions in Dublin, the Prince of Wales's hospital fund, and the Charity Organisation Society. To a number of Irish institutions are left legacies of £1,000 each, and the poor of Waterford are also remembered in a bequest ol' £200.
    From trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/174950898 A DUEL between Lord G. Beresford and Mr Barron (the father) in 1830 - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233096491

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 02/Aug/2017 11:56:18

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland wahoo! Do I get a virtual sticky bun?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 03/Aug/2017 13:12:08

    Sure - help yourself :) www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/6594191277/