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
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
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."
[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.
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.
Cancel all that - that was his father ! Ed. Thanks Sharon and Niall !
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.
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.
Many photos of Belmont Park in the archive.
Presumably connected to Barron Strand Street? Or not?
[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. "
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?
Audaces fortuna iuvat, as I always say.
Quick recap. Politician and diplomat, married to his job, never married. Baronetcy extinct. armorial.library.utoronto.ca/stamp-owners/BAR006
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.
[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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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/
Some Trove finds ... Sir Henry left 3,000 pounds for a mausoleum in his memory, and a whole lot more -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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland wahoo! Do I get a virtual sticky bun?
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Sure - help yourself :) www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/6594191277/